spoiler alert: i linked this
I'm so sick of hearing the same tired and flawed arguments over and over again. I'm sick of educating trolls one point at a time. Instead I'm just going to throw out everything here and post links to this diary post.
I guarantee we will not go 3-9 this year like ND last year.
I guarantee we will not go 3-8 like WVU did in RR's first year (2001).
And anyone who wants to put their wallet where their brain farts are can send me email at [email protected] I'll wager 100,000 KRW against your measly 1,000 USD. Any takers?
We will win 4 games or more this year, and here's why:
agree completely. It frustrates me to no end how people say Michigan is going 4-8 because they have no QB or experience on the O-Line. Coach Rodriguez has stated many times that Sheridan is improving daily, while Threet has his good days and bad days. You were totally right about the O-Line, in our spread the O-Line doesn't have to block for a long time they just have to say on the opposing D-Line, LBs or blitzing DBs for at most 3 seconds. Anyway, I think Brian said on a post yesterday that the O-Line was looking rough, as expected. Well, of course they're not going to look awesome they are trying to block our D-Line. Also, no one seems to accept the fact that, while our O may be going through a transition, putting a team against our defense is like diving into a wood chipper. I would really be surprised if our D isn't like '06.
Definitely. This is one of my favorite posts on any website ever. Kudos, sir.
Have some coffee youself, BlueSeoul!
...by the way! Dantonio has a foot firmly entrenched in his butt also...just sayin!
Time for the Wolverines to be unleashed!
More like, Dantonio has his foot in his...nose! Haha! Take that! This is absolutely not taking things out of context. Classic!
If you want to be bold, make the wager that Michigan does NOT have a losing season this year. You're getting all fired up about a wager that Michgan wins at least FOUR games this year? Gee, go out on a limb whydontcha! Even friggin SI predicts Michihgan wins 5 games for chrissakes, which would still be something that hasn't happened in 41 years.
I think the worst that Michigan will do this season is 6-6 and a win in the Motor City Bowl. Make that your "hulksmashImyelling!loudvoices!" bet.
I agree completely, especially re qb requirements. My guess is 9-3, with the bowl game a wait-and-see pick. Defense flies around and breaks stuff ('97, '06 style -- w/o the '06 fade); special teams score points (ref Woodson, Howard), get takeaways and secure field position; offense holds the ball with effective running/serviceable short passing game/once-in-a-while long ball (see Rick Leach era); competition mostly bites. This actually may out-Lloyd Lloyd's approach!
nice guess, if only you had flipped the 9 and the 3 ;)
Coffee, my ass. I'll buy you a beer for this one.
e I've already gone on record as saying 8-4 is our most likely with 6-6 to 10-2 as worst case/best case. This is just ammunition to throw at stupid trolls. (sssshhh, but if you check the amounts the wager isn't really serious either, i'm hoping trolls can't do math, and can't read the comments, but can do paypal)
how did that "worst case" scenario work out?
**Mike Barwis has made Terrance Taylor and Brandon Graham hungry. They want to eat your puppies. And we told them your QB is hiding the puppies. **
Brian needs to start a quote page with this being numero uno!
Has anyone actually predicted a Notre Dame-esque collapse? From everything I've seen, people expect 7-5 as a worst-case scenario. The MSU fans I know aren't even imagining Michigan as a pushover. So where is all this underdog talk coming from?
Shhhh man, it's not often the average Michigan fan gets to see their usual persecution complex and paranoia come true, let them enjoy this ridiculous "us against the world" meme.
I keep having visions of Carlos Brown screaming "we shocked the world!!!" after they beat Utah or something.
they're predicting 5-7 (3-5) for Michigan, good for 8th in the conference. The last time Michigan finished in 7th or 8th place? 1965, under Bump Elliott, when Michigan finished tied for 7th.
"Speed kills. Morgan Trent is faster than Percy Harvin. Brandon Harrison is faster than Morgan Trent."
Should we start wagering in Georgian currency? There's probably going to be a surplus soon...
Well done sir!
We're still trying to play the underdog role. This will ruin everything!
Tremendous post, however. The 30th can't come soon enough.
Um would finish 8th. I don't think so.
who has to actually put their name next to a prediction is making more realistic forecasts. But this post was more to refute the drive by forum trolls that say things like 'lol, enjoy your 3-9 season scUM, i'm going to go tip over a cow now brah' for example.
nice prediction, brah
I believe we will surprise, sooner not later.
Unless you like spam, you should at least obfuscate your e-mail address, if not remove it altogether.
ever used hotmail before? it's nothing BUT spam.
you guys are right. this IS a great thread :)
it's nice knowing you as I doubt you'll be on this board a week from now.
2. At least post theteam you root for, lest what you say has no impact on anybody. And if it's MSU, then it still has no impact because I have a hard time caring what a team thinks when it is 2-7 vs Michigan this decade.
well, I guess we know what to do with this prediction. But here's my caveats. O-line injuries. Worse than expected, so I predicted 4-8. But we still lost one more. How did that happen? 100 yard INT for a TD and a two missed field goals from in close. And then the defense gave up in the second half of the season. that was disappointing to see.
One can never escape their past when it comes to the internet. I love the statement "Snake oil Bee-otch!" Hahaha I couldn't quit laughing at that one. This sounds like my 12 year old cousin. I think BlueSeoul should prolly stay away from the tables in Vegas.
Man, August 14, 2008. I can still remember how excited I was about the possibility of going 7-5. *sigh*