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national champs baby
Patrick Hruby is doing God's work.
first comment: "EVERY ATHLETE HAS ASPIRATIONS OF WINNING AND WE HAVE OUR FAVORITES BUT IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO OTHER STUDENTS ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS, TOO!"
stupid Pistons and their refusal to tank properly
rundown of Michigan's riser
needs moar usage
so much for that
This list is completely arbitrary and not a genuine analysis of the relative merits of state fossils.
will be michigan's highest pick in a while
money has to go somewhere
I am only motivated by people who have no opinion about me.
the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
but I thought that draft was supposed to be incredibly loaded?
If you're gonna go please be in the first round.
another delightful side effect of a 14 team conference
I had several friends go to Hope and Calvin. From what I know of them, I would have had to shoot myself on those campuses. Yeah, definitely getting on the down elevator when I go.
"Funny isn't it, how naughty dentists always make that one fatal mistake."
Follow the random tweets of a Michigan alum - http://twitter.com/#!/LorneEC3
He is a Spartan. We can't expect him to say anything intelligent.
Yep, that's Simba made out of a pineapple.
didn't we just have a post about how classy cousins is and how much michigan fans respect him?
Final Four Thoughts!
This board can be very fickle
This might be arrogant, and if it is, it is, but we're Michigan
don't even get me started on him...
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"There will be blood on the field and it won't be mine" - K
I didn't listen to the speech, but by many accounts Cousins came across as nice and respectful, but I think this article uses lengthy quotes by Cousins to show the exact contours of his competitive spirit. It literally lays out for you how he finds motivation. I think people can question (or applaud I suppose) his competitive approach and still think he's a nice guy.
Every man at some point is gonna lose a battle. He's gonna fight and he's gonna lose. But what makes him a man, is that in the midst of that battle he does not lose himself. This game is not over, this battle is not over. So let's hear it .
I remember a guy named drew who ripped the cover off his ncaa 06 game. That worked...
"Ohio is like a giant turd that Michigan just can't pinch off"
This would be a really good year for Sparty to go like 6-6, including a 38-7 drubbing by Michigan, and crawl back into the shithole they thought they'd dug themselves out of.
After all of the positive press he got this week for his speech at the BT presser, he has now decided to take on the entire internet. Taking on the entire internet usually doesn't work out too well.
We'll see how tough he is talking after he goes 7-5 with a loss to Michigan as a senior.
I love that sparty is still so insecure. it means all of our plans are working ...
Wow, I repected Cousins but now he sounds like a total douche, which explains why he is wearing green and white.
I'm going to treat you all the same. Like dogs. - Bo
I can’t wait to see him trying to burn the internet.
as luck would have it I'm existing in the filter bubble.
MSU should theoretically be the undisputed Big 10 champion for 2011. Sparty beat Wisconsin head-to-head and OSU has no share of the Big 10 title.
Technically, though, MSU can go get bent.
This is the same way lebron tried to motivate himself last season, and we all know how that worked out.
So you'll consider it a major burn on Cousins if MSU loses in the national championship game?
I wonder how Cousins would totally disappear in the 4th quarter of said theoretical game......sacks, bad snaps resulting in turnovers, or simply refusing to handle the ball altogether?
This is home...
People were mean to me! I shall have revenge via athletics!
Side note: MSU will have at least 4 losses this year. Book it. Also they play central, so they may have 5 :)
I am sure he is a nice kid, but he certainly has an inferiority complex.
Is there a banner in the MSU locker room that reads, "Everybody Thinks You Suck And It Is Your Job To Prove Them Wrong"?
The line talking about how he vows to never let a loss like Alabama happen again looks like Cousins is trying to pull a Tebow.
I honestly don't feel insulted when I go places in my Michigan gear and have people tell me that they are state fans.
He honestly just wants to see his name on top of something before he gets planted 3 feet into the S by Martin and Roe
I don't know who's hair is better, John Stamos circa Full House or Denard
It's as though he thinks he can prevent bad losses from happening despite graduating--leaving the team.
For all the talk about not being our little brother anymore, their leader seems to display the textbook signs of Little Brother Syndrome.
UPDATE: A reenactment of Cousins' motivational speech to his team is now available, with Michael Scott playing Kirk:
They no longer call me Bisbiño
I cant stand players /coaches using Fake or ginned up "Repsect" Card....BOOOOOO
the lack of respect they're showing us? I mean, we totally left such a positive national impression when we were curled up in the fetal position as Alabama did what it wanted with us. Fuckin' brahs, man, totally disrespecting Sparty.
Whatever. I'm calling up my brahs to pound some Natty and play some Gamecube.
During the receptions, some guests introduced themselves as Michigan fans to him. In his mind this is disrespectful, and so he will thus harness such disrespect to get to the Rose Bowl.
This is the kind of motivational thinking Dantonio teaches his players. It's related to the negative recruiting approach. [To state the obvious, it's all profoundly stupid, because it just feeds the inferiority complex.]
I can't help contrasting this with what MIke Martin was talking about at the B1G media days -- "We didn't know how a championship team functioned." Cousins thinks he does, but he's going to learn this year that he doesn't.
Nota bene, Kirk: Michigan is not rebuilding this year -- Michigan was rebuilding last year. So was Notre Dame. Stop worrying about the fans and start preparing for the fact that this year, unlike last year (when you played three actual ranked teams and lost to two of them), you will play a resurgent ND along with five of the best teams in the new Big Ten. You get an extra week to prepare for Michigan, but since you will be 3-2 at that point, you'll spend the whole time trying to figure out who to blame, while Michigan has a nice road-game warm-up (win or lose) against a team without an inferiority complex (Northwestern).
best he could do? I applaud the effort to attempt to rally the troops, but this is weak. It won't even rate being posted in the Michigan locker room unless they run short on toilet paper.
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift
Wow, I am starting to understand the fit between Cousins and Dantonio much better now. Both have an overly-emotional, irrational response to reality. Everyone is always out to get them. Cousins has got to be a future candidate for some meds.
IMHO…He's trying to develop a reason to hate. He’s trying to find something external to drive something internal. He needs a motivational tool to get his competitive spirits up.
I think a lot of athletes do this, but I don’t think it’s a good thing to take public. A savvy opponent could find a way to change the way he feels. The press is a powerful tool!!!
Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you. -Satchel Paige
I don't understand how he's going to prove to people that they shouldn't be Michigan fans. Even if they beat us, that isn't really a reason not to be a Michigan fan.
Poor Sparty. Poor every other college FB team in America. It's not about the last three years, nor the last 50 years. It's about the Michigan experience - the hallowed institution, the FB tradition. You can almost feel the lives of those hardy souls gone on before us touching us and inspiring us today. It's about our pride in the learning experience in the classroom as well as outsatnding accomplishments on the field. It's about our history, our glorious past and its link to the present. It's about ivy adorned brick buildings on a brisk fall morning in anticipation of a highly emotional football game that will breakout soon. It's about each player representing 113,000 sreaming fans in the Big House. Sure other schools have the same or similar scenes, but at Michigan there's a feeling you are part of something larger than yourself, larger than all of the buildings, larger than even life itself. It's Michigan! It's about the substance of our college experience that forges the basis for further achievement throughout our lives. May we always hold our position as the winningest college FB program. We are Michigan!
I'm a Michigan Man - win, lose, live, or die...and when I pass on send my spirit to the maize block M in the big blue sky.
I can save him a ton of time on compiling the disrespect materials. There's enough on Mgoblog since the Alabama game to wallpaper his entire apartment, including ceilings.
Sure would be nice to get a win this year. I'd say this will be the first time since 06, Michigan might actually have the emotional edge.
"because character wins in life and character wins on the football field....." 1-11-11
This is clearly a slow news day.
I liked how you referred to us as MGB. The first time I read it I thought of Miller Genuine Draft :-)
Abort, Retry, Fail?
My respect for Cousins actually went down a little. Getting motivation from wedding receptions where someone isn't a fan of MSU? Seriously? Reading that made me think he was a little boy.
that tries to deny their little brother status, they do seem to exhibit all the classic symptoms of the inferiority complex that Mike Hart was referring to. I mean seriously getting worked about something as insignificant as a couple of people introducing themselves as Michigan fans, screams little bro syndrome to me.
Here is an idea Kirk, have more than one good season in row and than maybe MSU will start getting some more respect nationally.