It probably wasn't worth posting anyways.
Here's hoping that the ship is righted before next Saturday.
Oh, and I think it's too early to start talking about firing the coach. That idea should be revisited no earlier than next November.
A loss like this does make you question whether this whole experiment was a good idea or not. Losing a close game to a 1-6 team is one thing; getting blown out by a 1-6 team (coached by Ron Zook, no less) is another.
But yeah, I agree that it's stupid to start calling for RichRod's head. He should get at least 3 years.
agree with the restrictions.
I'm likely out for the next couple of days.
Even with the restrictions, there is little that is likely to be productive to be said in the near future.
Even Monday seems perhaps a bit premature.
How about December? I'm only half kidding. I don't even care that I wouldn't be able to start a thread. People are freaking out.
I was thinking about vacating the boards for a couple days for fear of the chaos, but now that it's been mitigated, I'll still be around.
... I love that Brian had to implement a state of emergency after this loss. Good use of his power. Whiskey is also a great recommendation... that and (as my wife just suggested) prostitutes.
Way ahead of you. Bottoms up.
Is the "bottoms up" in reference to the whiskey, the prostitutes, or both?
This sequence of comments made my day.
Well. That was an... interesting... night.
all in for felonious unlawful carnal knowledge
Another good alternative...
beer margaritas. They're life-changing.
The god-damned plane has crashed into the mountain.
Thanks for limiting what will assuredly be a crazy as hell firestorm of tin hat/area 51 level intensities. The streets will flow with the blood of the Rod believers etc.
It is what it is, let's hope the team gets to 6 with a win over Purdue, becomes bowl eligible and see where we are next year.
or top shelf?
100 proof over 80 proof
Anything but Maker's Mark.
If I weren't working the Union's pool hall tonight I'd be sticking by my trademark Knob Creek.
-effective and this is not a night for something to savor.
Coors Light is working pretty well at a high enough speed, so I'm guessing cheap whiskey is more than enough.
So how hard is it to change the theme to something pink and kitten-centric in drupal?
That CAT, is wearing, a HAT!
I've recently gotten a co-worker of mine to check the blog regularly with the promise of kitteh pictures. This bodes well for her continued readership.
Looking for the positives here...
Denial...not a bad coping mechanism.
Absolutely agree with this decision. Could someone with enough points start a hockey open thread, though? We're currently down 2 - 1 to LSSU, who we beat 5 - 1 last night. Hopefully SOMEthing can go right for us?
Love the action by our fearless leader. Look forward to a "State of the Blog"-esque post on Monday. Until then I will probably do as most of the rest of you and try to Un-Michigan myself as much as that is possible, which of course is not very.
But until then I will try my best to let this go and spend some quality time with Mrs. 60 and coolest dog ever to wear a maize and blue jersey.
We'll get through this. Dammit.
and some good college football will take the sting out. Texas-OSU
or USC-Oregon maybe.
Watching USC's dynasty finally come to an end does dull the sting a little bit (but only because I live on the West Coast and have to deal with their annoying fans).
I'm enjoying USC's loss so much right now. I enjoy watching them lose much more than I should.
Fuck it all
True, but in fairness, Masoli is an upperclassman whereas Forcier is less than a year out of HS.
But what the heck happened? I caught the tail end, just in time to see the score. I'm not here to gloat, but can somebody tell me how the hell that happened? Was the game like last's years (Juice Williams suddenly and inexplicably becoming unstoppable, only to resume being terrible the next week)?
And it's probably a good idea to put up a curfew. Fearless leader is as ruthless as he is fearless.
Michigan leading 13-7 with first and goal from the 1 and we get stoned 4 times in a row. Illinois was set to bring in their freshman QB but being backed up at the goal line they leave in Juice who suddenly becomes the Juice of last year. They score on a 99 yard drive and never look back. It was like they just flipped a switch and all those great recruits Zook has been getting played like it.
Michigan gave them some help with fumbles and buying every play fake but from that goal line stand on it was just a different Illinois team.
and then the announcers were able to talk about hawthorwne and that g.d. play like he was the second coming of jesus christ, i mean, tim tebow. err
the same thing to my wife. i was really getting tired of hearing about hawthorne over and over again.
If I never hear the phrase "Game changing play!" again it will be too soon. The way those announcers were fawning over it, we were beginning to question whether the play had also challenged the second law of thermodynamics and overturned the germ theory of disease.
The defense was its usual crappy self. The offense has regressed over the course of the season, and this game was a microcosm of that trend. This is the key stat: 7 trips to the red zone resulted in the following: TD, FG, FG, TO on downs, TO, TO on downs, TO
That's a brutal stretch. I'm kind of surprised that the offense hasn't improved, given how thoroughly competent to good they looked early in the year. Injuries taking a toll? I know Molk is out, and that can't possibly help given the depth on the OL, but aren't the skill guys still fairly healthy?
The OL didn't play exceptionally well tonight, and Tate got more scrambly than usual. He turned the ball over a few times because of it.
ps: Others haven't said it yet, but thanks (seriously) for staying classy.