For those that just can't keep up/load/like the Liveblog, or also want to comment on other games going on, or the Tigers (which probably deserves it's own thread but not sure how much attention that's going to get before the Michigan game is done), we can roll it all in here, since the main attention will be on the front page anyway. Then after the game (or during, I am not that possessive) someone starts a Tigers thread, that's probably cool. I just know I'm not going to do more than flip on commercials till the game vs. Northwestern is done.
Evening Michigan/Tigers/Other Games Open Thread
Go Blue!!! Go Tigers!!!! Go Red Wings!!! and I guess go Huskiers
AGREED! go blue!! and go 'skers!!
For those curious about other games, this thread deteriorates into bitching about the Michigan game rather quickly. Just an FYI...
Logan Thomas rewls.
Go blue, go tigs, eff the wings (go leafs go)
maybe the leafs can make the playoffs one of these years ....... go wings!!
i'm loathe to start a thread devoted to this, but the bar locator doesn't have a dearborn bar. the mods are also too busy posting idiotic shit about Discover commercials to post my question about this, so i'm trying it here.
i tried bdubs and some other places but they have audio from non-michigan games instead of michigan. is there any real michigan bar in the west metro detroit area?
Grew up in Dearborn, but don't recall a solo Michigan bar. That close to Detroit it's going to be hard to find a place not giving audio to the Tigers.
But by now, you could be halfway to Ann Arbor....sorry.
Have to like that.
I think Drob has carried the ball for the first play of the game everytime.
Not sustainable my ass!
Jump ball to Hemingway. UNSUSTAINABLE
He threw it where only Junior could catch it!
Elementary my dear Watson
Under center TD pass.
If we can get a waggle to work, I'm going to watch the stands at the game for exploding heads.
Big Play Hemingway seems to be fitting. Great start for the boys.
flashback to last year
need to make adjustments with the option
That seemed entirely too easy.
that's why it's not fucking sustainable...
Off your back foot to a wide open guy...?
How did this team lose to Army...
I just said the same thing....
I know it's early, but they seem to be a step ahead, a step qucker. We need to step on their throat!
I keep telling myself it's ok, but here we go again, why does this look like last years team all over again?
D needs to get it together right now. And no more throwing off his back foot for DRob. This isn't Minnesota.
that looked like beautiful footwork from Denard
Good thing Denard does everything fast, including calling timeouts, Devin was moving like a tortoise
Put Devin in at this part of the field? We need points and poise.
I'm glad to see we're driving and giving Mattison some time to get adjustments in. Let's get 7.
Denard is killing us
Denard might as well start telling the defense who he's throwing to before the play.
Well let's try to tie this game again!
I'd like to see a nice dose of the run game now.
Network blows. Unreal to me that Denard continues to make throws off his back foot and that is not drilled in his head every day. The momentum is obviously extremely vital in a football game.
Before the night is over!
Another holding? Wow
Weak as shit with this one.
another terrible throw
We look like shit, what the fuck is going on?
this game feels like last year.
He's looking way too amped up right now. Trying hard to make something happen and forcing it.
recievers and he cant hit them. gardner at qb denard slot/rb
Devin can't suck at passing worse than Denard, can he?
Michigan, not one yet against NW. Night game on the road, that's what you get.
RUN the fucking ball effectively, or else throw in FIRST FUCKING DOWN. Tired of this shit where Denard always has to throw when the D is looking for it.
If I buy a Nissan will the Navy let me help land jets?
This should be obvious by now. He's a fantastically gifted athlete and a wonderful person, but he can get psychologically shaken and starts making a lot of bad decisions he wouldn't otherwise make. I hope this is something the coaches can sort out by halftime, if not sooner, but it's killing us right now. This is a winnable game and we're gifting them with drive after drive.
Good, keeping hitting Persa.
Between him making bad throws and bad reads, this is beyond frustrating...
It's a very kovacian day
I am pretty sure Kovacs is a former walkon!!
Okay guys, lets take that momentum and run with it.
Kovacs is too slow
Lovely play. NW turns the ball over on downs and Persa gets drilled. Keep running that one NW.
Go for it!
Does anyone have a stream for the Tigers game?
vincent smith pull out the pistols LOL
This announcers are horrible. They seriousily think Denard needs the element of surprise to get half a yard.
i love gallon, been clutch
Gallon is smoove
Tigers have 2 on a 1 out for Victor
well this is this the first road game and a good NW team. No ones cares if you win ugly as long as you win.
we got this boys make d adjustments at half. but we gotta keep running the ball
Bases loaded one out for Magglio
Anyone got a stream link to the tigers game? Can't turn the Michigan game off...
bubble screens are incredibly boring
then holding doesn't fucking exist.
Mags hits into a double play. First instance of missing Delmon Young in the series
How are the NW recievers not getting called for holding on those screen passes?!
Brutal. Holds are 3-0 against the good guys.
defense is bad...very very bad
okay the option is getting embarrassing
WTF we're getting raped with holdings...fucking refs
We are going to struggle yet again in the big ten, this is terrible. How do you let a team run the same play 3x in a row and not adjust. Please someone talk me off the ledge
that pass should have been picked, jus saying
I feel bad for Roundtree...Denard is screwing him bad
Bench him...before he throws away the whole fucking year
Turn denard into the rb and put in devin this is stupid
I hate to blame the refs, but I hope we complain to the conference about this crew. Multiple missed holds, even the announcers are pointing them out, and now they aren't calling clear forward progress stops.
The refs aren't throwing it to the other team, missing tackles, and giving up contain....
They're calling ticky tacky holds on Huyge but letting NW tackle our defenders. Also it looks like we're about to gift NW a few seconds.
sigh, terrible to say the least. they'll probably score again
Is Taco Pants in this game and we just weren't made aware?
That last pick had to have been a bad route? Who did he even throw that to?
Bad throw to Roundtree, and it looks like he didnt see the safety.
Refereeing of the season.
Devin please! Let Denard run, but come on this kid's accuracy is horrible.
serious adjustments need to be made, in every phase of the game.
Starting w defending the damn option. Pop Persa next time he runs it.
You can't just add time back to clock wtf is that?
It's happened many times
We cannot stop them, we stop ourselves, and ....fuck!
well we have the coaches for adjustments.
We need to calm Denard down. We have people open. He's just gunning off his back foot and making bad things happen. When he does settle down and plant he's managing good throws.
On the defensive side, we need to stop putting them in bad spots with the turnovers and adjust to this option.
This is a new year gentlemen WE'RE A SECOND HALF TEAM THIS YEAR REMEMBER!?
Meaning they actually make adjustments this year!
I feel like we are effective w the power run. We need to use it more. They are sitting back in coverage.
I refuse to listen to BTN's anti Michigan agenda, but we're only down 10.
Tigers 2 on 1 out for Inge in the second
10-3, Buckeyes, in the pouring rain.
It ain't the refs!
Bad offense + bad defense = 24-14 at the half
someone tell me when the game starts up again.
Game is on after this break.
We will win this game, they will not score again final will be 38-24 book it. Go Blue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
But can we stop them? I know we haven't seen much if any of the option this year. But we did know that NW would run it tonight and it looks as though we weren't very prepared for it.
Also, waht coverage are we in when they go trips?
1-0 Rangers on RBI double from Murphy
push off my ass
Tigers down two Michigan down 3. Rally time
Buckeyes up on Huskers 17-3.
Maybe Nebraska isn't as good as advertised.
What's with all the farming machinery/seeds/fertilizer commercials on BTN? I can't imagine that NW-Michigan draws a lot of views from farmers. You'd think the companies would save their money for Iowa-Neb.
Believe it or not, I'm watching the game from a farm in Michigan.
Welcome to the Big Ten Cornhuskers.
Because Pelini structured his recruiting so he'd only have like 3 good players this year. Not sure why he did that...
the defense has arrived
Gallon might want to move up a few yards and catch these punts in the air.
He had a really good chance to signal a fair catch and then get the gunner to run into him, thus drawing the interference call.
on more runs! JK!
Roundtree is back
Honestly the denard fumble play should be in the playbook.
...but I agree.
that sometimes on the designed runs inside that he show very little patience for holes to develop?
Gardner needs to buy Smith a few drinks for that bailout...
we broke the goalline on that first play.
I miss having a line that you could just sneak it for a half yard behind against NORTHWESTERN! Just dive for it!
Did you miss the memo? We hates MANBALL. It's for dinosaurs. We'd much rather struggle to convert 3rd and 1.
But whatever works.
and DRob smiles and everything is fine!
are we just using gardner there or is denard hurt?
You'd think the refs would have found a way to pin that holding on us.
The announcer sounded disappointed when Hawthorne intercepted that one.
Tough one to call, I think this INT will be overturned
EDIT: happy to be wrong
This call could go either way really. I think we get the call because of the ruling on the field and the lack of indisputable evidence.
WOW I like it Gardner to Jackson with an old school play
Or do Hawthorne and DG both wear #7?
Or am I that drunk already?
Verlander needs help. Tigers down 3-0
Denard makes our red zone offense lethal. How do you defend it?
Are Rick Mattison and Jeremy Galloway?
So when Ebert sticks his hand out, Michigan gets the PI call?
I really love this team.were down at half, not really playing seemingly at 100% then come out like we normally have in the 2nd half, and nothing phased them about the first half. I can't help but to smile.
Another turnover that will get overturned
EDIT: dammit wrong again
we need to hand off more. We've abandoned it after taking the lead.
Great call on the screen, use their aggression against them.
we have the best WR core in the B1G
Um, I think Martin and Cunningham might have something to say about that.
Shaw has been impressive
Gibbons kicks the PATS low. Why did we seriousily think he'd be good for a 47 yard one? Should have gone for it. RPS -1.
But not that.
If we can get to Persa with our front a bit more here on this drive, we can seal it.
How 'bout that kicking game!
Fitzgerald is Kelly purple
When Persa ducks his head in the process of a tackle and Kovac gets the side of his helmet, not the facemask, it's not a foul. Thanks for the extra yards though Fitzgerald.
Georgia had a 4th and 57 and punted. How do you lose that many yards?
Northwestern imploding, now we need to hand it off, pound it and save Denard for next week
Kovacs is sneaky quick looks like he had the facemask
Kovacs, well done, eventually. Nice playcall. Don't think that was a facemask though.
How about Countess the play before? Perfect timing. Great looking kid.
I'm no buckeye fan but I like the PSU like welcome to the Big 10 Nebraska's getting.
ask the Big 12 / Texas if they can take Nebraska back?
Why not let Wile kick the long field goal? Didn't the coaches say he would be the long field goal kicker?
Did the announcers just say Clark came in for Lewan? I know he wears the same number as Mealer but how are they NOT able to see Clark plays defense?!
Did someone say 'adjustments'?
So far we haven't allowed a point in the 2nd half!!
Actually we have allowed 21
Denard is our quarterback. This year and next!
That's a revelation.
That's a revelation.
well we got no calls in the 1st half and all the calls in the 2nd half. It evens out. These refs should go to the mhsaa.
Well we struggled a bit, but we did some throat stopping when it mattered. Go Blue.
Joe "Montana" Bauserman in.
Braxton Miller may have just popped an Achilles. Did not look good.
EDIT: He's walking around... so probably not. He looks ginger as hell though.
Is going to lose this game
I kinda got that feeling too.
NU is making this interesting! they were left for dead on the liveblog
I don't see Bauserman leading many scoring drives. Then again, it's hard to envision Taylor Martinez leading a glorious comeback
I must admit I hadn't seen any of the game before the last TD - you know watching UM win and all - but theres plenty of time left and goofy shit can happen when you have 2 bad quarterback duking it out. I am watching (mostly cause of the rain delay, though).
Tigers loaded the basees with 1 out.
Wild pitch, 3-2.
We can win the division if Nebraska loses, but I want the worst season possible for OSU... I feel conflicted more than usual.
LOL @ Ohio State punting from the 32
Fox's discussion during the rain delay is nauseating. Either that, or the slurry in the bottom of this stout is making me sick...
Tigers have bases loaded, but two outs. How it goes when they start up again may be the game.
my head is ripping my heart out of my chest in this OSU vs. Neb game. I know it helps us for Neb to lose, but rooting for OSU? I. Just. Can't. Do. It.
Nice pick by Nebraska. Momentum firmly with the Huskers
Lmao Bauserman just got picked
Miller injured can't be as bad as Bauserman. Just can't be.
Live blog is entertaining
On tv they were talking about a kid in Boston with cancer who is a NU fan. I was checking out the eleven warriors live blog and someone post "f the kid in Boston" Stay classy cooler poopers.
Yeah. Total Lollerskates over there. The Baus just can't seem to get any love.
Nebraska takes the lead!!!
No way Bauser wins this game. Congrats to Nebraska for their first big 10 win.
This is a total collapse. I can't believe they could play this good amd then blow this game.
How much will Brian love the punt from the 32?
I picture Brian in a Chicago bar smiling from ear to ear watching this game.
Fifth straight week a Michigan rival will feature prominitently in This Week in Schaudenfreude?
luke fickell is a complete clown, I'm just sad i'll only be able to enjoy this for one year
We thought our kicking game was bad last year, but they missed 4 of their last 5 extra points. Ew.
You might as well just go for two every single time.
Kid on the mound for Texas is throwing gas. Too bad the rain delay took the ball out of Verlander's hands.
Oh and Live blog now @ Midnight Maize
Going to use every pitcher they have? They needed more than a 1-0 bounce out with the bases loaded after the delay, and might regret letting this one slip away. But a long series.
Not only late but under by 7 inches. Wow we missed a lot of opportunities this game.
Anyone else watching tonight? South Africa-Australia now, New Zealand-Argentina later. Both quarterfinal matches. Entertaining sport, but no clue who to cheer for in this one as they're both former English colonies that I've never been in the same hemisphere as. I guess I'll support New Zealand later since Flight of the Conchords is one of my all time favorite shows.