During the past two weeks, I've been fortunate enough to watch the first half on the upstairs television, which is larger and newer than the one downstairs. At halftime of both the Illinois and Purdue games, however, I had to move downstairs, where the television is not as nice. Is it possible that this "shift" in game position of mine led to Michigan's second half breakdowns? Against Wisconsin and Ohio State I promise to watch the entire game in the basement. Sorry if I blew it.
I might have caused Michigan to lose these last two games.
Why did I click on this post?
Ever since I signed up for text updates from ESPN, they have yet to win a Big 10 game....
Is it possible that this "shift" in game position of mine led to Michigan's second half breakdowns?
Of COURSE it's possible. Way to go, you ruined it for everyone.
would have moved the tv downstairs for the 2nd half.
don't worry about it too much. i haven't been wearing my regular michigan football shirt the last 2 weeks either. and yes, it does make a difference on the field.
Identifying the problem is one step. Nice work. But there's work to do. Get moving.
No no no!!! If you watch the games on the downstairs TV we are doomed! Think about it, any time you watched it on that TV, we started to do poorly. It wasn't the shift, it was the tv itself. The downstairs TV is obviously cursed, you should dispose of it immediately! You should watch the entire game on the upstairs tv that we played well on (and is apparently a better tv - so bonus for you).
That downstairs TV has got to go. It's performance is UNACCEPTABLE. This is Michigan.
That TV is definitely not a Michigan man
there's no word from the upstairs TV. Its silence is deafening.
YEP!! If you're all in for Michigan, you would get rid of it.
I was unemployed weeks 1-4, I got a new job making 60,000 a year starting off starting MSU week. We have been 1-5 since, I quit and am now unemployed. ALL IN FOR MICHIGAN.
I might have to ask you to lock yourself in the basement for the next two weeks.
noooo... that's all the way downstairs!
there is any way he could somehow move the upstairs TV onto the roof? Perhaps the correlation is not necessarily the TV, but rather the elevation at which he watches the game. You can never be too careful.
I completely misunderstood the op. Sorry. You need to fill that basement with cement, block the stairs to the main level and get up on that damn roof and watch that game! Hell, if your neighbors house is higher you get on his roof! He will understand. Sorry for the mix-up.
On my way out to Iowa City I purchased an authentic Addidas #1 jersey to show support for my team. We proceeded to lose that game despite my shiny new jersey. Since that day I have sported the jersey for every single game with the exception of the Delaware State game, which I was unable to watch.
It is evident that my cursed jersey is contributing to our team's poor play on the field, but I have a difficult time not wearing something that (a) cost me $150 and (b) makes me look so darn good.
I keep telling myself to stay away, but every saturday morning I end up getting out of the shower, tossing on the jersey, and watching M football take it in the pooper. But at least I look good while watching.
burn that motherfucker
1. You can burn it; or
2. You can have the name Edwarter sewn on the back, which will cause our receivers to immediately become 1000% better than they have been.
I bought a $155 Forcier jersey just before the Penn State game. I shall burn it Friday.
True Fact, when I run a certain route Saturday morning before a game UofM does extremely well.
2008: Changed my route completely
gives us the most success....
Out and Up
Hitch and Go
I bet it is the Bubble Screen.
Who said this famous quote
"Just throw it deep down the middle of the field and hope for a pass interference, don't you think?"
Of course you cost this team the last two games. DO NOT under any circumstances go downstairs. Forgo the TV if you must and listen on the radio or follow online. The team needs you, RichRod needs you...I need you. Pay your dues, and sacrifice for the good of this team.
You know the downstairs tv also makes an annoying beeping sound when I turn it off -- as if it's mocking me -- mocking Michigan.
I went to 2005 Ohio State game, 2008 Penn State game and 2009 Illinois game. And I am planning to go to this year's Ohio state game.
Should I go?
Just stay away from this team.
My last three years...
Wisconsin (annual road game)
Penn State (annual road game)
Michigan State (road game, but not annual road game)
Iowa (annual road game)
So my aggregate record the last three years is...
Those of us subjected to both The Horror and the Oregon game should probably qualify for some sort of disability benefits.
your winning percentage can't drop much with future loss, but will double if they win the next game.
Got to like math working in your favor.
you could put on a red hat with a pot leaf on it and start attending games in Colombus?
I went to one game last year: Wisconsin.
I am going to one game this year: Ohio State.
Meet me in the endzone, bitches...
well i went to the Western, ND, and IND games this year...so i think you should not go to the game and mail your ticket to me!
You made some UNACCEPTABLE halftime adjustments.
it's all good. You have four more years to get it right. :)
I offset you for the Purdue game, so you're off the hook. I'd never been at the Big House for a loss, so you cancelled out my good karma. Someone else is clearly at fault here.
You're all crazy. The reason we're losing is because the tag got ripped off my lucky t-shirt. Obviously.
Personally, I'm beginning to wonder if the liveblog jinx doesn't also apply to football. Maybe we should try going CIL-free this Saturday.
The real question is what brand of TV will you be getting when the current one has to go at the end of the season?
Sorry, but I laid claim to the jinx when I met Tate while out to breakfast. I shook his hand, and although I am not carrying H1N1, I am cloaked in failure. That is terribly contagious.
from her work, and ever since i got it, we haven't won a game. (except for Del St) I'm seriously thinking of destroying it.
It seems we play better when your upstairs.
I have also been DVR'ing the games and not watching them since we lose. I just need to stop recording the games.
Maybe I should break out the out school VCR and fire that baby up.
I lost my lucky socks after Notre Dame. My lucky socks, formerly worn sparingly so that the magic wouldn't wear off, were used for Notre Dame this year, Wisconsin and Minnesota last year, and Michigan State and Florida in '07. Now, with them gone, they can never be used to swing the tide again (although they may not be that lucky, as I always wore them for OSU).
Unless you have been responsible for Michigan's defensive recruiting for the past 5 years, it is not your fault.
I've tried switching up my gameday ritual for the past 3 losses, and obviously nothing has worked. Perhaps I should try going without the alcohol this Saturday
Did your TV cause any carnage in Sri Lanka?
Last year at the halftime of the Wisconsin game a friend of mine said that if Michigan won, he'd buy a keg that night. He didn't buy a keg that night, the football gods were offended, and look where we are now.
RichRod is 1-0 lifetime as Michigan coach with me in the stands (last year Wisconsin game) and I'll be there this week. It's a lock.
I watched the 4-0 start here in Hawaii, however, returned to Michigan for the last 6 games, and we all know how those games have gone. I am now back in Hawaii!
Fact: Michigan is 5-0 this season in games to which I bring my ALL IN towel. Michigan is 0-5 in all games to which I do not bring my ALL IN towel.