This diary needs to be deleted. That's my thoughts.
My biggest fears after two games
First scenario that I fear. ND unloads their frustrations on Michigan State and we in turn lose to the Spartans. This is a very likely scenario and one that would have ND fans saying "see we were robbed", and of course "we are better than Michigan". As long as we finish out with enough wins for a bowl game, I could live with this happening, but it would sting especially after such a great victory.
Second Scenario, we win out until Ohio State. Then we proceed to lose a heart breaker at home to Tressel again similar to 2006 in the Shoe. The pain from being so high and falling so far. Also, after witnessing the first two games and all the newly created buzz not that far of a stretch anymore. I think I would prefer to lose to MSU and Wisconsin this year (they owe us one) and beat the buckeyes at home. Still a scenario I could live with since being so low last year.
Third Scenario, ND beats MSU, we lose to MSU, Wisconsin, Iowa, Penn State, and Ohio State. Also a feasible scenario. At 7-5, right where most would have predicted we'd fall this year, but still painful after being so hyped after ND.
I am truly not trying to be a pessimist, but rather a realist about what could lie around the corner for us. What does Karma have in store for us?
Yes. My biggest fear after this post is that it won't get deleted.
and moving up.
and moving toward 20
I don't have Brian's diary powers, or else I'd bump up the donation thread. As far as this one, meh, it's probably board material, but it's not something that should be deleted. It's definitely some possibly scenarios, especially if certain things I'm not willing to say out of a fear of a jinx happen.
it is hard to find this page now after all of the complaints.
the all in for michigan. Is that a little to close to endorseing gambling for a public U.
to vote me down.
guess I'll need to earn back some points.
Nice OSU logo
how many people voted
I'm now up to 5 points.
Can we not have at least a little bit of joy in Whoville for a few days?
"I am truly not trying to be a pessimist, but ..."
Gee, how bad does it get when you really try?
The point was for people to tell me why those scenarios were rediculous, I guess from the reaction everyone realizes they are likely.
enjoying last Saturday? Enjoy what should be an undefeated September. Enjoy Sparty's breakdown and Terrelle Pryor's inability to win games against highly ranked opponents.
And let the rest of the year play out.......because no amount of worrying or psychoanalysis will change what happens on the field.
it was one of the greatest Michigan Games ever, but you have to look ahead.
Do you seriously think we're going to lose to MSU and Wisky? Especially with how pathetic they've looked? Notre Dame is the real deal, make no mistake, and beating them says volumes about the talent, moxie, and coaching of the current UM football team. Stop blathering and get your troll ass back in the cave where it belongs.
MSU and Wisky are road games (so yes I think we could lose those) and I hear nearly the entire Wisconsin team had Swine flu... so not sure if we can judge how they have looked.
Since when does a road game = a loss? If you think we're as good as CMU (which, by the way, we're probably better) then we can quite obviously come in to MSU's house and give them a thrashing.
tougher to play at home than away.
Wouldn't that be the Badger flu?
First scenario: Objection! Speculation.
Second scenario: I object! How could this result be anything but an incredible turnaround from last season? Undefeated facing OSU after going 3-9? Nothing disappointing about that.
Third scenario: Objection! 7-5 is about what most expected this season anyway. Still a success and a likely bowl appearance.
I see no fearful scenarios here.
this board is devoted to speculating based on reasoned facts. I consider those scenarios likely at this point.
1) Last year we had no traction on offense; that is not the case this year. The wins were not flukes -- they were well-executed examples of a fine Michigan Football team. I would share your pessimism if I did not see how cohesive this team looks. Yes, they make mistakes and there were plenty of things that, if continued unabated, will eventually yield a bad result. Forcier scrambling around on the dropped throw to Savoy could have been a disaster if he went down. Our secondary got eaten alive for the most part (though, to be sure, against absolute stud receivers the likes of which we won't see until our bowl game, perhaps). Etc. But this is a TEAM and every player out there puts aside his personal ambitions for the sake of the team -- that's what counts the most! And that's one of the key ways in which Weiss was out-coached on Saturday... his teams always have talent but never seem to gel sufficiently. Anyway.... because of all that ^ the Wisco comparison, I think, is not relevant.
2) We will beat Ohio State
for the only reasoned response to my post
and going to the Rose Bowl in a year where we thought we'd be 7-5 and losing to OSU anyway.
But, are you kidding that you wouldn't have flashbacks from 2006 if we lose to OSU after being undefeated. It would be worse this year yet because OSU would be claiming their one loss team should still make the national championship (assuming USC is their only loss.
OSU looked horrid on Offense, which is how they have played BOTH games - and USC looked pretty bad themselves. I think Toledo has a legitimate chance at beating them this weekend. TP is so vain he thinks that he's the end-all for the Bucks. Sucker. He could have been RR's god of offense.
He's like Darth Maul to Tate's Skywalker. The dark side (OSU) always loses in the end.
Stop worrying and learn to love the Forcier.
How did we go from "We'll be satisfied with 8-4 and very happy with 9-3 because last year" to "I'm going to be crushed if we go 11-1 and lose to OSU?" That would mean we beat Penn State and probably have a good shot at tying/winning the Big Ten. After a 3-9. How could that possibly be misconstrued as a BAD thing? It would be a disappointing loss, but good heavens. We went 3-9 last year. 3-9. Now we're 2-0. Enjoy it.
an 11-1 season, with the only loss being to OSU, might just get us in the NC game this year. Everyone at the top keeps having issues/getting injured. I would be VERY content with that type of season.
we beat the metaphor emu. Now let's focus on beating the acronym. Sparty can implode on his own time.
There are 6 decent to better-than-decent teams on our remaining schedule. We win 3/6. We go 9-3, a very respectable inverse of last year's record. This seems very likely. This would also be a very good outcome, given the shock of 2 years ago and the horror of last year.
The Horror was two years ago and the shock was last year.
I think you are correct sir.
I want to win against Michigan State, OSU, and Penn State and lose to Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois.
yeesh way to bring me down! the next game is emu, focus on it. don't worry about any more games.
Wow this was a strange diary post. It seems very flawed in so many respects I won't even comment. Definitely neg-worthy with extreme prejudice.
it's the epitome of a board post.
a crap board post.
a neg worthy crap board post.
Hey, I know, let's create a diary entry showing every permutation of the binary won/lost for the remaining 10 games. We can have, what, 1024 different scenarios that we can lay out and discuss each glorious up and down possibility!
No Fear! That's what we need! Let's be positive and give Big Blue some positive Mojo!!! Go Blue!
Apparently everyone wants to ignore the obvious.
This diary is TERRIBLE.
into your response.
This is why they make Zoloft.
just to get back some points to where i can have some ability to vote as well.
they make mary jane
Good thing Tate doesn't get nervous, cause it sounds like you sure do.
This is why they make Cyanide.
Karma? "My Name is Earl" got cancelled...just like this diary will be.
Damn I thought last year got rid of the fairweather fans.
The meaning of the term fairweather fans?
One game at a time bro. It's EMU week. As Brian and Tim said on the podcast, this year is about enjoying football. We have a quality team, albeit young, which is getting better each and every week. Enjoy it. Besides 11-1 w/ a loss to OSU would be an unbelievable season. Rodriguez would be coach of the year for sure lol
I don't know about coach of the year
Lets just play the games.
Are these the only possible scenarios?
Yes. Nothing else could happen.
The second 2 don't sound bad at all.
1024? MGrad you made my ears bleed!
Why not just sit back and enjoy the ride. This team is fun and they'll be writing their story one week at a time...... let's see what happens v. EMU.
My two biggest fears are:
1) I wake up and its 2008
2) Injuries to Forcier or Warren
Other than that, I am not afraid.
I fear nothing!
One of your biggest fears is going 11-1? I thought Lou Holtz only roots for ND.
Even if you're right, we are ahead of schedule given expectations and why would you try to kill everyone's buzz?
So let me get this straight.
1. In a A>B B>C C>A scenario you "fear" ND fans then concluding that somehow B>A?
2. You "fear" going 11-1 this year?
3. I'm not even going to respond to this.
You know what I fear? I fear a loved one being diagnosed with cancer or losing my job/house, etc.
Get a grip brother.
down by the river
This is outlandish.
Can you not enjoy this game?
Get a grip, brother!
There is only 2 things I would worry about right now if I was a UM fan,
1. Whether the team can play just as hard when playing away from home. And there really is no way to predict success or failure until they get to east lansing to play.
2. Whether the fans will still have their voices when PSU and OSU come to town. The noise that was generated last weekend if sustained will be unlike anything those teams will have faced all year.
1) I sure hope so, but we'll have to wait till October
2) It's Penn State and Ohio State, actual conference play with (omg I hope so/ long way to go) a chance at the B10 title on the line. it will be louder. Plus, doesn't sound travel better in colder denser air? So things should be at the same/greater level with less/equal output? I am not a sound engineer, but just throwing it out there.
not emo week.
WolverRoudy needs a winning streak. Go blue!
If that's your attitude torwards the rest of the season then maybe NASCAR, MLB or PGA might suite you. I'm not afraid of anything we've just beaten a ranked team, won our opener and have a perfect chance of going 3-0 after this weekend. I'm very dissapointed with this thread.
I think spiders are still my biggest fear after two games.
have to move myself up.
Get to 20 points to at least be able to vote on others.
even still get to this diary besides me
that the animosity has carried over to today.
posting in public - getting neg points for no reason.
pissed off from yesterday.
not a fairweather fan. I have season tickets and went to the U for Grad School so there.
beat the sparties
beat penn state
finally crushing OSU
think I'm nuts.
to get to 20 points
I get to 20
that is all
I'm going backwards again
point I pass out. i lose another
able to come back
keeps moving down
all of my neg points come from
must be voting
come on leave it alone so I can have a normal account
vote for myself or against others
someone is deducting points pretty fast
you can't even get to this post anymore
hopefully this works
more posts to go
ok don't want to get banned
to give myself votes
Go blue next week beat emu
what the hell
now I am pretty far down
who keeps voting me neg
that is too much down
get a new name
I can try to figure out
make any sense
addited to the points
can give myself points
since I lost so many
what the h is going on
talk M football
hockey and basketball
I'm glad to see
or from where
really make sense
did I do
voting my points down
take me long
most of my
voting on a board that is clsoed
to be civil
I can keep this up
my points will only get higher
only a few more to go
and we are ready
find this closed board