Football Display Case
...talks about how UConn hasn't been in contact and how they're out. (HT: UMHoops)
Jalen, Burke, and Simmons.
Mike Hart the heavy favorite in the trolling competition
just what the Pistons need: a third string center. Joe Dumars was replaced by a mean ol' alien a few years back you guys.
this would be a close approximation of hypothetical graduation speech
no you guys they're just super pumped about COLLLLLLLLLLLLEGE
not a surprise
premature congrats. One thing we can be sure of: he'll take fewer asinine penalties than Abdelkader
Thanks to ugly transitions between Fulmer/Kiffin/Dooley/Davis, Tennessee is on the edge of APR penalties for football.
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strong indictment of AAU right heah
Glockner sides with justice
a good cause, and a good time
good job gents
Michigan NEEDS a win this weekend or this season is reallllllllyyy scary the rest of the way.
Per @umichhockey on twitter, they will have a moment of silence pregame for the tragedies in Connecticut.
Nope, these threads have only depressed me this year. I'm boycotting until given a reason not to.
Don't give up on this team. They have good players and all they need to do is find their stride. See: 2010.
Maybe Adam Janecyk is the answer.
Avatar is a reference to this. Go Blue!
I dont get cbs sports
Silver lining, I'll be happy with the outcome either way, although UofM could use this game more at this point in the season.
Blank.....Blank......You're not looking at the big picture here.
Fuck, PPG them. 1-0.
Edit: oops, was not PP
Michigan Resurgent? Michigan Resurgent!
The beatings will continue until the uniforms improve!
ARGH! STAY OUT OF THE DAMN BOX!
They really needed a big first period. This has been sloppy and undisciplined.
SHIT, 2-0 them.
And they scored with 33s left. FML.
AARRGH! I guess we've been spoiled too long. This is what a mediocre hockey team looks like... : (
"I don’t wanna live in Rainbow Land, and you can’t make me!"
This is not mediocre hockey. Mediocre hockey isn't giving up 21 goals in 5 games not including this one.
Mediocrity would be an improvement; these guys are just bad. 4-1 and it didn't feel that close.
Why? Why is this team like this? It just doesn't make any sense.
Perhaps the leadership we've been hoping for has not yet materialized.
desperately. Need a much better turn around in the 2nd.
We hate Michigan State. We don't like Penn State too. We don't care for Minnesota, Wisconsin or Notre Dame but we all hate O-S-U.
Michigan Blue 2008 block M hockey jersey still for sale for 50.00. FREE S/H
Half the penalties were trademark #gongshow
If you're doing nothing, how do you know when you're finished?
StraightDave owes me a steak dinner
In other related news, Mike Babcock looks like William Dafoe, no?
Being in Michigan there's a lot of college hockey that Coach Babcock can get to easily. Wonder what southern NHL coaches are up to.
All you need to know about this team is that they got 74 seconds of 5-on-3; during that time they were soundly outworked, and the only scoring chance was a one-man breakaway by a defenseman... for Western. He hit the post.
In past years Michigan has struggled but at least looked good on the ice. The year they won the CCHA to keep the streak alive, most of the season was a confusing mess of losing games in which they outshot opponents, bad luck, and so on. This year they just plain look awful. I haven't seen Michigan look this incompetent in hockey since that UM-MSU game my parents took me to in the 80s when MSU fans filled half the arena and MIchigan was a hockey neophyte.
Servant. Pastor. Husband. Michigan fan in Duluth.
3-0 them. Yet another 3-goal deficit. FUCK!!!
Sad faces all around.
and using their experienced seniors at will. Our younger guys just can't compete right now. This might get a lot uglier before its over.
Give Adam Janecyk a chance. Both Racine & Ruthledge are struggling, put in a new goalie.
It's more than goaltending. This is just so very frustrating. This team will not get out of the first weekend of the ccha playoffs. Bring on B1G hockey
If you spell Crisler like the car company you should hand in your fan card before the next meeting.... Same goes for Ferry Field
This is plainly just a bad team. I don't know why. I think there's talent, but who knows? They're terrible. There's no life in the arena or the team at all.
I have no experience with the team being this bad, I'm not even sure how to be a good fan.
I think Red should not let the guys wear Maize until they earn it. That jersey is an honor to wear, not a right. Do something, anything to motivate them.
Eh. No need for anything so dramatic; maize jerseys are for important games, and unless the team starts winning none of the game left on the schedule will have any meaning at all.
3-1, not a shutout!
Getting soundly outplayed at home by a superior team as your team plays out the string; scoring a cosmetic goal to reduce an uncatchable deficit to 2; chanting at the goalie: So THIS is what it feels like to be a Western fan.
Shoe sure is on the other foot this year.
Uncatchable? Michigan came back from down 3 in the third period at northern back in October?
Catching Northern is a lot different than catching WMU. Western has been playing great all season, and we played like Hot Garbage tonight. There was no way we were gonna catch them
I'm praying the Mayans were right about 2012 at this point. Just fucking awful.
F U, announcer all ready to send Trouba to the showers.
well that sucks.
It ain't easy being cheesy
4-1 final after their empty netter at the end.
Introducing Guy, the Ice Otter of Ennui:
We can't score on the man advantage to save our life. I don't like to give up hope on our teams but this Michigan hockey team is looking like its not going anywhere.
A hockey team this bad is unacceptable at Michigan.
903 wins most in college football
That was absolute ass. The team, the crowd, all ass. Yost is starting to become a library because all the rich a-holes are buying all the rest of the tickets. It wasn't only this way tonight, I noticed it back in October too when they played Sparty.
Oh and I sat in the section next to Brian. I was gonna say hi but I was pissed and he looked like he was too.
"Ohio is like a giant turd that Michigan just can't pinch off"
Yost isn't being quiet "because of all the rich a-holes". It's quiet because the team is getting beaten like 3-1, 4-2 every game they play. It's hard to be crazy for a team that's 5-4 at home and whose last win came against a BGSU team somehow more pathetic than ours
The crowd has had the life beat out of them. It's entirely natural to be less enthusiastic when your team stinks.
Seriously, it's not like there's much to cheer about here. There's some talent, but it's not playing to potential. It's not one of those underdog teams that lacks skill but plays its guts out. They're apparently not a great group of character guys you just want to get a chance to win. It's the hardest kind of team to cheer for.
This team just got thoroughly manhandled and deservedly beaten in its own arena, after two weeks of "thinking about it." There seems to be a full-on meltdown, and given that we have guys like Trouba who have other places to go, this could hurt us for years.
I don't blame the crowd. It's just a bad, bad hockey team.
It's bad hockey no doubt, but it's more than that. When the crowd isn't into it even for the Sparty game-- an this was back before things started getting out of control--something is wrong.
I don't ever sit outside of the heart of the student section, so I don't know what the experience is like for everyone else. Are you talking about the students or the entire crowd in general?
I'm talking outside of the student section. I don't remember it being this bad before. Thefour bronco fans in my section could be heard over the entire arena. I was also pissed that I had to sit by two Pioneer lax bros (no offense to lax bros) that showed up with 2 minutes left in the 1st and ended up leaving early.
I see you commenting often about Michigan hockey, which suggests to me that you know what you're talking about. I love hockey, but t I've only been following the team as long as I've been a student. Do you have any idea what could have happened to this team? How are we so bad? Why is our forecheck so weak and passing so sloppy? We had a legitimately good team last year, and not that many people left. I'm going to keep going to every game I can, but damn is it much less fun to do so this year.
Western's first goal was on an inexcusable turnover in our own zone. It seemed to me that receiving passes was a huge problem.
Mel Pearson joined the UM staff for the 88/89 season, after Red had been here four years. Two years later, UM made the NCAA for the first time under Red, for the 90/91 season. That season started our 22-year streak of appearances in the NCAA tournament.
Pearson departed for the head job at Michigan Tech for the 2011/12 season, and last year we made the tournament almost in spite of ourselves. It was hardly a season distinguished by great play, with the singular exception of Hunwick. Now, in the second season since Pearson's departure, the team appears rudderless. The injuries to key players have obviously been critical, but as many have noted here and elsewhere, the guys that are on the ice are playing uncharacteristically poorly. Unless there's a dramatic turnaround, our streak of making the NCAAs is going to end.
I asked Brian about the possible impact of Pearson's exit on the radio Thursday morning, and he figuratively threw up his hands and said "I dunno." Any opinions out there?