chance of bowl: 13.6%
being of irish descent myself I can say this...a little too much of grandma's cough medicine,ehh??
I have never gone on another team's blog or fan forum and made predictions for their team.You should have resisted the urge and just said no.
I ran out of cough syrup 3 days ago
Must be delirium tremens then.
Mental status changes of delirium tremens:
Decreased attention span
Decreased mental status
Deep sleep that persists for a day or longer
Stupor, sleepiness, lethargy
Usually occurs after acute symptoms
Delirium (severe, acute loss of mental functions)
Hallucinations (such as seeing or feeling things that are not present are most common)
Highly sensitive to light, sound, touch
Mood changes rapidly
I was going to make a smart comment but I think I go through each of these symptoms when I watch ND (and in order too) so now I am feeling kind of scared, oh no thats a symptom too.
You rounded down, he rounded up. Perhaps you differ on what happens September 12 - that'd be the difference.
Right now there's more uncertainty about the ability & toughness of individual opponents then there will be the rest of the way (look how much we learned about Oregon already! And that's just one game). Will Illinois be good? Maybe... will they outmatch Michigan? Which will improve more? Right now, that's impossible to say. We'll know a lot more about questions like that in a couple of weeks. Currently I have a hard time imagining fewer than 5 wins or more than 8; trying to pick between 6 and 7 wins seems crazy to me. Ask me again in late September and I'll have more confidence in my guess.
Yeah I was torn on the illinois game but I think Juice to Benn will be too common of an occurrence.
It will become a much clearer picture in the coming weeks like you said.
For a Michigan fan you're quite pessimistic.
Pretty sure he's a Domer. The "Irish" handle sort of gives it away.
Why did you go with his rankings????? Because he has Notre Dame at #7. I think he has been listening to Lou Holtz way too much.
Because for the last 10 years his preseason rankings have been more accurate than anyone else. And his rankings came out well ahead of Dr. Lou's.
O.K. I was just wondering. I looked up preseason rankings http://www.collegefootballcafeteria.com/rankings/2009-preseason-college-... and saw Notre Dame not anywhere close to that and could not believe that they were ranked that high by anyone without the last name Holtz.
Its his preseason rankings of the post season, where he thinks everyone will be after 12 games. But it wasn't really a part of my justification so I removed those rankings entirely.
6-6 would be a huge disappointment...dont think it will happen either
reading when I saw you had ND ranked at #7. Good luck with that.
I would have hoped you read far enough to see it wasn't my ranking but Phil Steeles, but either way I removed it because it wasn't used in my justification
I love how everybody is making a prediction right now, but even if a guy is right, I'd consider that a coincidence. It would make more sense to make predictions after each Big 10 team plays 3 games. I mean, this is not exactly a math equation, especially during a transition period. There are so many things involved: luck, injuries, team chemistry, mental toughness, experience, momentum, etc...you name it. We don't really have an idea what we will see tomorrow, now go figure how the season will go.
No.... No you didn't
focus on Nevada.
We don't want your boys limping into Michigan Stadium at 0-1, with their "schematic advantage" dragging on the ground.
I was bored and needed something to do, I already know everything I can know, or care to know I should say, about Nevada. Made fun of their reporters' articles on the game, while still being respective of course, read their media guide, looked for more articles to make fun of, not a lot of sportswriters cover Nevada..... I thought the last week was going to be hard but these last few hours are going to suck.
I would love to have 1-0 v 1-0 in about a week, and feel pretty confident about it happening that way. I am sure we will have schematic advantage oozing from our players, they use it instead of deodorant now a day. lol 21hrs 33mins....
Nevada's Pat Brady holds the record for the longest punt in college football history with his 99-yard punt against Loyola Marymount on October 28, 1950. It is a record that can only be matched, not broken.
No I didn't, but it would fall into the category of things I don't really care to know :)
I will make sure I alert everyone should I see him line up to take a return though
that Notre Dame has never beaten a team known as the "Wolf Pack"; this being their first game against Nevada. One notable effort was the 2003 Gator Bowl loss to the NC State Wolfpack 28-6.
I was pretty sure of the first part and had drank away the second but keep em comin
...yes, its unlikely that Michigan will go 13-0, but stranger things have happened. Appalachian St. beating Michigan the same year that same Michigan team not only beat Florida with Tim Tebow, but beating them easily and in the state of Florida, gives me hope that , Yea, Michigan can go 13-0.
How? 4 very winnable non conference games. A Big 10 that is down this year from last, 2 Qb's who fit a system that allowed App. St. to level the playing field at the Big House. A system that allowed West Virginia to go from 3 wins to 9 with 2 and 3 star talent...are u aware that this past offseason Michigan signed more 4-5 star talent than RRod had total in his 7 years at WVU?
Forcier and Robinson are playing a position at a school that has produced more NFL Qb starts since 1988 than any NCAA team. Top 5 in producing NFL talent for the last 13 years.2 Heisman's since 1991.3 NFL Superbowl MVP's since 1997.
QB U...hello, have you heard about it.
Lets compare some other freshman Qb's at a few of the schools who have walked away with the BCS trophy since it's inception.Vince Young, great college Qb his last 2 years,so so NFL.Name another NFL starting Qb from Texas in the last 20 years.Colt McCoy same, Troy Smith, Ohio St., how many starts from Buckeye Qb's in the NFL in the past 20 years? Bradford. How many from Oklahoma in the NFL in the last 20 years.
The probability of Michigan producing an NFL caliber Qb as compared to most teams in the NCAA is appreciably higher than the norm.
Tom Brady anyone?
The play of last years Michigan Qb's, Threet and Sheridan, is not the norm for the team from Ann Arbor and has been corrected with the recruitment of Forcier and D Rob, a California, Florida combo of talent, both in the air and on the ground.
The elusive,polished,strong armed,and accurate Forcier, combined with the dynamic,determined, and Bolt-like speed of D Rob, are soon to be unveiled at the Big House this Sept. 5th 2009.
13-0...Yea it can happen.
I'm going to wait and see how the entire season plays out before I make MY prediction.
Trust me, you guys won't want to miss it.
This system has worked pretty well for me. More often than not, my accuracy rate using this system has been above 65%.
your prediction does not count .. all predictions had to be im by 7pm yesterday ... sorry
I could have sworn your memo said today at 7 was the deadline....[shuffling papers]......nope your right 9/3, how could I have messed that up. I feel like Peter Gibbons right now, damn TPS reports!