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Michigan vs. Alabama Open Thread
I did not know that.
You wanted to be the first to make this thread, didn't you?
And they said that LSA degree was COMPLETELY worthless....
OMFG my satellite signal just went out. I have a three year old, so I can't leave. My wife convinced me to go to DirecTV. Panic.
Ouch. What did you do to anger the football gods?
Drank Bud Light Lime last night? I figured it was appropriate during the Spartan game though... I may have to chug my first Chimay tonight to appease them.
EDIT: Nobody panic. My signal is back. I'm sure you were all very worried.
We have nothing to lose..play hard play fast..Go Blue !!
I'm always incredibly nervous for every opener, but this year it's justified. Let's go BLUE!
I actually feel the opposite. There is no pressure on us to win this game. By all logical thought, Alabama should win. Michigan should be able to play loose and put it all out there. I don't expect to win, but I think this game is going to be a lot of fun and hopefully we pull off the shocker. If not, there isn't much shame in losing to the reigning champs in what is essentially a road game. I'm more excited than anything else.
There may be no pressure on us to win the game but I'm with corundum in the fact that I'm nervous as hell regardless. I'm glad you're so lax and carefree at the moment.
Lax probably isn't the right word. I've been amped since Monday. But it's more of a positive buzz. Last year against OSU it was a really nervous energy because it was a game we should win and it meant so much. This one just feels like a great opportunity and I'm excited as hell.
Right on man. Just because it being a new team and one game I won't mention, openers are usually a little more nerve inducing than the second game against a cupcake, but playing Alabama is a whole different beast than playing a directional school. I'm on pins and needles because no matter how unrealistic a win is I'm insanely biased that I think we should win even if we are playing a stacked team like Bama.
I've been waiting for this game all day... As we all know, tough game. GO BLUE!!!!
Play hard, play fast, play tough and play smart guys!!!
I'm staying away from bars for Michigan games for a while. I do and say too many inappropriate things during Michigan games at bars. Maybe I'll hit them up after the game when Michigan wins. HAVE FUN AND LET'S GO BLUE!
Michigan tradionally plays very well in opening games. LET'S GO BLUE!
That's because we usually play Baby Seal U or Directional Michigan to open the season
Wonder what the numbers are with respect to numbers signed vs on the roster for each team this year
still an hour before the game..Time for more beer, and maybe a hype video or two..GO BLUE!!!
Unlike our Big Ten counterparts, I'm proud we had the balls to open with what might be the toughest game out there.
You have balls?
ONE MORE HOUR!!!
does anybody know of any liveblog for the game?
@mgoblog/mgogameday appears to be up.
is #mgogameday the correct hashtag?
are you saying its a twitter page or is it a website to go to.
Brian created a twitter list that has the feed of @mgoblog, @justcoverblog, @mattrhinton, @Mvictors, @bry_mac (BiSB), @grantwahl, @hooverstreet, @aceanbender, and others...
I thought the idea originally was that it would be moderated and tweets would be retweeted when there was a special hastag used, but it looks like right now it's just the feed of guys on the list. I haven't heard anything about it since the original post when brian was talking alternatives to the liveblog.
I want to watch this game with Pat.
Enjoy the game gentlemen.
I haven't cracked a beer all day. My stomach is passing signals to my brain that reads "don't even think about it"
I'm more nervous than a hooker in a confessional.
Dos Equis as my lead off hitter...
Woo! Game time! Go blue!
For those of you at home, rest assured, we are representing you properly. Tons of Michigan fans, "go blue" chants ringing out - we are ready. In the words of Fielding Yost, "who are they that they should beat a Michigan team?"
GO BLUE. BEAT. BAMA.
Can't wait to see how well-represented we are. Go Blue!!
My son just texted me a picture of him on the Big House field.. Looks like a decent crowd inside the stadium to watch the game on the scoreboard.
To the Big House to watch the game with my fellow Michigan students. I hope the atmosphere is great and the attendance is better. Just being in the Big House again will be worth it but I want to see that place rocking if we start rolling the Tide.
Lot more BAMA fans here than us. BAMA girls are sweet though!
I'm freaking out man!
Let our D-line be better than I think it is.
Expectations are low, but hopes are high! I just have a feeling about tonight, anyone else?
-That feeling could be gas; I don't know. I'm nowhere near drunk yet, so that's not it. Maybe I'm just so damn happy to see some Michigan F-ing FOOTBAWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mealer taking all the Pre-game snaps at center. What gives?
Barnum at LG
Holy crap. Lock the thread. You win.
And with grand use of a character wearing overalls...although with too many teeth. Still hilarious, all the same.
Oh my god oh my god oh my god. I didn't think I would make it. I'm still not sure I will. Go blue. Let's drink.
A win or a single digit loss would make me feel ≥pretty good. Finishing off this half rack of PBR would also make me feel ≥pretty good. Go Blue.
Waited all day to open my first Sam Adams Fat Jack. Can't wait for the game to start, Go Blue!!!!
Posting in this thread is a victory for democracy.
Denard throws for 6 touchdowns
Rawls runs for 3 touchdowns
JT Floyd has three INTS for Touchdowns
and Will Campbell causes 2 safties
I think it will be closer than the experts thing. 72-6 for da Wolverines. Denard accounts for 9 TD by himself.
yea it will be 72-6 at halftime. Brady hoke will find someway to make bama lose three points
Is anyone else pacing? I'm pacing. Please tell me I'm not the only one pacing
NO PRESSURE ON MICHIGAN
No more cocaine prekickoff
In response to the pacing comment
15 minutes...alternating with standing 5 feet away from the tv with my hands on my knees with every critical play..
You're not the only one pacing.
I may be the only one not breathing.
been pacing for the past 2 hours
Its hard watching games sober, especially night games! Water and pushups will get me through this!
I'm having heart palpitations. Need to take my Xanax.
If bama's d is like lsu's we are in for a long night
Should I have more Miami Absolute or start in on the AmberBock?
...in warmups. What's up with that?
Hopefully we don't recover a fumble on the ensuing kickoff
To all that are at the game, what's the atmosphere like? Are the fans a 50-50 split?
Just making sure, we are playing alabama state right?
and no injuries. Looking forward to watching this.
Holy shit, it's finally here. Let's get it ON Bama!!
I'm as nervous as a whore at church.
This stupid infomercial is finally over let's get this game started!!!!!!!!!!!
You gonna buy your Little Giant Extreme? That was on where I'm watching.
Hold me, TomVH.
That Jumbotron is bigger than my house.
7-6 ballgame? wtf damn ABC crew
Wasnt even funny.
Beat Bama! Let's get it fellas.
whoa that maize is bright like sun...
At least not the frickin bumblebees
+100 Des heisman commercial
w00t!! Go Blue!
Not iPhone friendly
Boo! This hurts me feelings!
Seriously, WTF with the uniforms?
COuldnt ask for a better start.
Wooooooooo!!!!!!!! Fuck yeah!!!!!!
That should ahve been a first down.
Gardner looks like a WR - hopefully he can play like one :)
Wtf spot is that?
Ugh not countess
Passing deep, running outside, quick tempo. I like what I'm seeing.
Incredible punt. It's going to be a long game if our receivers cant bring in some of those passes. I'm amazed that we've gotten penetration on defense
These announcers are HORRIBLE!
We got em right where we want them...
Is dominant. They showed up on that 2nd drive. Losing Countess hurts bad.
We need to run right at them..
Anyone but Countness...
Block in the back.
Blatant block in the back on that return, no call.
Michigan has got to get a stop this drive.
We need our d to step up right here
Damn DG had a step. We gotta stay on the field to give the D some type of rest.
Doctors doing ACL test on Countess... Not good.
Michigan's strength right now seems to be our pass defense.
I have a really bad feeling that this is about to get ugly... :(
Yep... I'm not going to sleep tonight
This is going to be a rout.
Yea i'm going to bed
gg it's over.
Those who stay...or something.
Those who stay learn about missed assignments,poor coverage and tacking.
It's the first quarter kid.
Go get a beer, calm the fcuk down.
needs to find an open receiver and someone needs to catch the damn ball.
Eff. The worst part so far, is Herby and Musburger. It's amazing they're not stuttering with Bama c*#$ shoved so deep in their mouth.
Wait, was that a BUBBLESCREEN?!
Wow clear facemask...and they call holding.
But no face mask. Ok.
Called the wrong hold. Missed the guy jacking the facemask
Denard with the tackle.
Could have got him with the smile.
Time for the defense to stand up a bit.
How the fuck is that not illegal contact
Might have to move up from Coors Light.
I went from bud light to some Jack
How is that not interference?!!!!!!
well 0-1, lets get AF!
They are obviously getting waxed. Nama just has too much talent
How the fuck are you allowed to push a receiver out of bounds.
This game is over
I hate this season so far
This is a good ole fashioned but whopping.
The delusion was that we were able to beat the raining champs. We all knew the team had weaknesses. We were just hoping they didn't get exposed this bad and this quickly.
None of us are pleased, but a win over Boise State is nothing to brag about. Go away.
God damn embarrassing. Holy hell.
This feels like the Wisconsin game from two years ago. Michigan could not stop anything, even when they knew it was coming.
I still believe...
Things can only get better.
Why not have DRob run???
we are playing right into bama's hand. they knon denard will be in the pocket so they will remain disciplined with containment.
Well, I blame David Brandon we are not ready for this game, we are going to get murdered out there.
I can live with a loss, but a blowout is not acceptable.
Gotta start someplace.
Let's be honest now... We need a QB, we needed one since Henne!
And when we win, i will neg you everytime I see you post...
I can handle that. I hope I'm wrong, I truly do but he hasn't been anything but a "decent" runner when he does run.
I look forward to completing a pass beyond the line of scrimmage.
So happy Denard is playing and not sitting on the bench... The team needs him to be healthy for the rest of the season!
One play at a time, GO BLUE!!!
Is beginning to look like a good idea.
I honestly thought they had a shot to cover the spread. I gave up any chance of winning when Fitzy got suspended...now I just want to see Denard leave Dallas in one piece.
This doesn't mean that I disagree with Coach Hoke for suspending him. That was absolutely the right call and I give full respect to the coach for making it.
Hey, whaddaya know...bottle's empty, need another one.
Agreed... I'm just happy that Denard isn't seriously hurt. Someone negged me for saying it though..
We were down by 3 touchdowns in the 4th quarter. Remember that we wone that game... We can do this.
They did not have the SEC speed obvs.
ND isn't Alabama and isn't in the SEC! Well at least the 1st 2 mins of the game were fun!
Thanks!!! I hope the player's feel the same.
nd <<<<<<<<<<<<<< Alabama
You keep your vitriol under one thread? Here's a tip: if Michigan was irrelevant, you wouldn't be watching.
So, I think DB needs to schedule a rematch in the form of a home and home starting in 2015. We need a chance for revenge after we have Shane on campus.
Its going to take a lot more than Shane, our d line is dominated. We need speed upgrades everywhere and a RB who is like Yeldon for example. They have a stable of RBs.
Sailor Jerry and they're getting stronger. Whorible footall
This defense is as bad as two years ago.
Perhaps to this point Alabama's been that good.
It was Mississppi State doing the same thing to us. There's a difference.
Just from this game.
which could be interesing
If you're not gonna run DRob don't play him. He's a run first throw second qb and tryin to drop him back and pass is a recipe for disaster. The coaching staff looks scared right now
no disrespect to DR but he' s no Payton Manning. He had 3 yds rushing on ONE ATTEMPT.
I can only hope its the same gameplan against us.
He's not a passer and wasn't gonna become a great passer in 8 months stupid stupid it's painful to watch
And they naturally miss the hold.
Your sig. is so fitting right now.
Tuesday is going to suck for me!!
I think I'm going to bed. Alone with my tears.
he still coaches Sparty for this game?
Alabama is basically an NFL team. Disappointing that it's so ugly so early, but doesn't mean that the defense is returning to the GERG era and 7+ losses are imminent.
That said, hopefully the D-Line will stop getting pushed back 3 yards every play by the end of this game. Plus...no more injuries please. k thx.
The D line is doing their job getting pressure and creating gaps for the LBs to plug but the LB are taking the wrong gap
The only one who feels like this but put Bellomy in the game
If we keep playing like we're playing, I see no reason not to. Especially if Bama picks up another score or two before the half.
Anyone have any info on the Countess injury?
that's what I was wondering.
Solid open field tackling compared to two years ago.
Can't wait till we have our legs under us like they do. Still, wish we had played Georgia instead.
Needs to be benched ..his shoulder is messed up and he is playing scared
Not having a running back really hurts us.
It's men amongst boys tonight. Fitz wouldn't have made a difference in this ass kicking.
Who blitzes everyone on 2nd 18. Coaches need to coach a better game.
I'm voting yes.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Blood Sugar Sex Magik" came out earlier that week and a buddy of mine brought it over to listen to while the game was on. I thought it was one of the greatest albums I had ever listened too (still do; RHCP have not been as good since). Watching Michigan give up 50 at home was absolutely shocking to me. Watching them give up another 50 in the Rose Bowl was equally shocking.
Desmond Howard won the Heisman that year...I was hoping Denard would this year, but I don't think there's a prayer of that now. He deserves better.
a flag on us when we do something good
That's a fair question...
At least we know Norfleet will be a beast! Dude is fearless.
And where is Rawls?
We've got them right where we want them. SNEAK ATTACK TIME.
Norfleet is going to return at least one kickoff for a TD this year. Kid is as quick/shifty as advertised!
10 yrds rushing
I love our coaching staff but.... WHY oh WHY does denard only have 1 carry!! 1 FREAKIN' CARRY!! are you serious.
He is playing timid .... He is handing the ball off when he usually keeps
What the hell are you doing?
out the kinks of Vincent Smith's halfback dive play. Apparently it's his favorite.
A block in the back and no call
Al Borges hates the spread and a running QB so much, he'd rather get humiliated than succumb to an appropriate game plan.
He has handed the ball on every read play ...I have never seen that
The best defense against Denard is Al Borges.
borges trying to show his genius instead of putting denard in position to succeed.
My dad is rolling over in his grave. Fucking compete please
I would be happy if we could just make it across the 50!!!! Geeze!!!!!
Denard needs to start running the ball or go sit down ...His runs will set up the pass but im not sure what he is doing ..I have never seen him hand the ball of this much and only have 2 runs
I know bama is a great team and we're still rebuilding, but do the announcers have to suck Sabans dick so hard?
it's in their contract. the rim job comes later.
What do you expect?
Went to Northwestern.
and we would losing anyway but, we have been getting dicked on all the calls thus far.... OK, i'm whining. please neg bomb me back to the stone age.
if the coaches are not gonna play to denards strengthn in this game, then why play him or the game. saban doesnt even have to gameplan to stop him, michigan has done it for him
Put Bellamy in and get out of here with an alive Denard.
I had no grand illusions of winning this game, but this is awful
Oh, and everyone that says "remember the ND game last year?" yes I do, I was there and Alabama would beat ND by 150.
They need to get up there and make a ackle at the LOS
Jake long just made a def plant for us?? Whaaaa?
We finally got them off the field.
is it over?
Sack! 3 and out. Fuck yeah.
Run Denard run
- Talent Gap
- Defense fighting hard with the offense giving them NOTHING.
- Clearly, Borges is playing for the BiG. Playing very safe with Denard & his (not) running
- Denard still struggling with the deep ball. If we could have connected on even 50% of the ones that have been open, this would be a different game.
I think that we will do just fine through the BiG schedule, especially once we unleash Denard a bit more & once #12 gets more comfortable being a WR.
We are on a path back to being a top dog... but we are clearly not there yet. With that said, I think that the BiG championship is still a possibility.
Pocket passer and we're protecting for the B1G and the Rose Bowl, right?
Goddammit LET'S GET GOING!!!!
Give Denard a sweep or dive and quit trying to run Smith against that front seven.
I didn't buy enough whiskey for this
Yeah I bough a gallon, just in case. I'm using it all.
Its OK, you can make it up against ND in a few weeks. I heard you'll be running up and down the field all day.
I am in such a dark place right now.
Alabama scheduled a patsy, is paying the patsy for coming in and planning for next week.
This thread got to about where I thought it would got. I watched for 20 minutes in mute mode then I reached my limit.
Keep an eye out for increased trolling over the next week or so.
Night night. Cannot watch any more . Painful
I like Gardner thus far. He can get up.
He can get up after he drops a most likely terrible pass from Denard.
So all I'm going to say is I've been impressed by Norfleet's returns. Before this season is done, I'm positive he'll have taken at least one return for a td.
Perfect, this is where we want them.
Im going to sleep. My anger is at an all time high.
nothing left to do but drink. who's with me?
I can't watch no more.
can put the Heisman talk to rest...for good.
HE had a lane to step up and run and he wants to try and be Tom Brady
uggh I think we might fall out of the top 10 folks
LMAO might not even be top 20
about whether or not we decide to cancel the season after this.
Denard is bad at passing, but good at running.
Toussant was very wise to drink and drive over the summer. He did not want to end his career in texas.
Well, at least the tigers are winning....
i wonder if the coaches told denard dont run. their was a lane on that pick and he didnt take it
I suppose it is all right to say "My goodness," isn't it?
I suppose it is all right to say "My goodness," isn't it?
This is all I'm going to say about this game. What is Borges trying to do? This is possibly the worst game plan I have ever seen for the talent we have. Not that it would have mattered but this makes no sense.
So with a better game plan we'd be hanging with Bama? I dont think so. I cant find one position we are better at. Lets be honest.
I'm not saying we would hang with them. But it would be more competitive. This isn't using our talent. We wouldn't be down 31-7
Star Wars is on Spike right now ftw..
For scheduling cupcake teams atleast the first 2 or 3 weeks
Like Notre Dame :)
Eventually Norfleet will take one of these to the house. Or shatter his tiny frame.
i am done. 1 QB rush, da fuck borges.