Sort of an interesting article on Bleacher Report on the last time Michigan Football won the Big Ten, 2004, and how things have changed since. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2046232-michigan-football-remembering-the-wolverines-last-big-ten-title-10-years-ago
BR: 2004 Michigan Football
Another pointless BR article filled with unexciting, well known stats, filler wording, way too many oversized superfluous images and bland infographics which is doing an excellent job of getting page clicks by quasi-trolling the U of M fanbase and and stroking the egos of Michigan rivals/haters.
what did you think?
Man, really? the board is a pack of pirhana's now. Why you gotta throw fresh meat into the water..
BUT I FOUND IT
Yeah, that's how we work out on Sunday nights. It's amazing what throwing a few thousand piranhas every week will do for your triceps.
MegaPiranhas. Great movie. Best part is during a car chase scene, the protagonist's vehicle changes make and model multiple times.
reason 4,315 that i hate bleacher report.
I honestly don't see why there is so much BleacherReport hate on this site. I get that it's not the most legit of sources/information, but it's still something. I kinda think of it as the Wikipedia of sports websites. It has some good reads on there, although they aren't Mgoblog quality. Guess I'm in the minority on this one.
I don't visit the site much, but the few times that I have were pretty awful reading experiences. Some bad grammar, awful formats that don't fit the writing style, and too many stories that really dont say anything more that what a quick Google search could tell you. Just some bad writing overall.
It's a shame, too, because it seems like they always have one or two legitimate writers on their staff but their articles are always forced into slideshow formats that make it unreadable, just for the sake of extra page clicks.
Part of the reason is that Bleacher Report has a history of plaigarism as well as not attributing quotes with their proper sources, so that in addition to being a bit clickwhorish, as they seem to say, cotributes to the dislike. I believe that this site has been used as a source even on a few occasions and not been properly credited.
raise the point total to start a thread?
After 100 points, the newbies don't know general rules. Or, they are posting to troll. This one looks like a troll.
True dat. You can get 100 points with a well timed posbang post.
this is a great analogy.
except wikipedia is useful and full of good information, and bleacher report has a pile of shit in it.
Well, that was a fun read. What should we talk about next? Our grandparents funerals?
I went to the Rose Bowl that year. Talk about a deflating game to attend. First drive Chad hits Braylon for what would've have been a TD but no.....drops the ball. But we drive down to their 10 yard line anyways only to take a sack or something and then miss a field goal. TOP about 7 minutes = 0 points. USC takes the ball and scores in about 30 seconds if memory serves.
Then we get it back...have a looooooong drive down AGAIN to inside their 20 where we get stuffed on a 4th and short and give the ball back only to have USC immediately score again.
Down 14-0, TOP about 13 minutes to 2 and all those God Damn USC cheers echoing in my head forever.
My normally docile 10-year-old-self was heard shouting obscenities at the TV when that happened. I couldn't believe how it was all happening.
USC. They were the opponent for the 2003-season Rose Bowl, played on 1/1/04. Texas was the oppnent for the 2004-season Rose Bowl, played on 1/1/05.
Ah the good old days when you would say "Michigan Rose Bowl" and people would need to say "Which one?"
Wow, maybe Bleacher Report has a point.
You need to keep your heartbreak straight. That was the year before. And my main memory of that game, other than Braylon dropping the wide open easy TD bomb, was when a Navarre pass bounced up off of Braylon's heel and right into the hands of a USC player when we were inside our own 20. I don't know what Michigan did to piss off the Rose Bowl GODS but it must have been massive, because that kind of shit has been happening in that stadium since the Nixon adminstration.
There isn't a single program in the country that has had more agonizingly bizarre and frequently last-second bad luck in bowl games than Michigan, and most of that agony is in the Rose Bowl.
Or perhaps you just meant John Navarre and not Chad Henne. Chad and Braylon played against Texas in the Rose Bowl in 2005. When Chad played in the 2007 Rose Bowl against USC, Braylon was in the NFL. The 2004 Rose Bowl would have been Navarre and Edwards.
You guys are absolutely correct. It was Navarre, not Henne. I was drunk, sad and pissed off so at this point you guys could tell me just about anything short of we actually won and I'd probably believe it.
It was Rick Leach passing to Jeremy Gallon, and the one pass bounced off Tony Boles heel and was intercepted by one of the Selmon brothers... or was I imagining it...
You're thinking of the season before. But yes, deflating game because Michigan had started the season off poorly and recovered to have a very good Big Ten run and beating OSU, only to get pummeled in the Rose Bowl.
Henne didn't play USC in the Rose Bowl until '07, and we didn't have Braylon then.
You must be mixing him up with Navarre.
I thought they'd never end.
Boy was I just a stupid fan.
Reading this stuff makes me sad. 5 or more losses in 5 of the past 9 years makes it worse. 10 years ago an 8-4 season was considered a major let down now we are hoping to go 8-4. Hopefully team 135 is fed up with this kind of mediocrity and can prove the doubters wrong.
"When Michigan last won a conference championship, the ’t-"
*logs in to MGoBlog*
How I long for team 135 to rise to the occasion so these articles will cease.
2006 was a pretty good year too.
Spare me the high-minded criticism of BR's writing. If it were about a decade's worth of Buckeye ineptitude, the OP would be getting posbanged.