Cancel the season.
By the way, only one of those bozos picked Notre Dame to go 12-0.
Cancel the season.
By the way, only one of those bozos picked Notre Dame to go 12-0.
but the commenters are leaning more toward 12-0, for ridiculous reasons like "any chance of pulling of them pulling out a win in the 4th will be snuffed out by our D" and "not sold on Gardner," which I think is hilarious.
You really need to find something else to occupy your time for the next two weeks.
No one has time for ND jokes these days.
"predict the season record" post on here, and see what the percentage of posters who said 12-0 or undefeated (whether serious or not) was. And they were actually 12-0 last season, so it's less crazy than one of us saying so.
Not sold on Gardner? Any ND fan that claims they wouldn't rather have Gardner over Rees on their team is either stupid or a liar.
Although I agree with you for the most part, saying "I'm not sold on X" when X is any player with 5 starts isn't exactly a bold statement either. It's not like Gardner is going into his third year at the helm. I know he looked good, but I'm sure there are plenty of M fans who aren't sold on Gardner either.
I was never sold on Denard as a QB and I feel like he hurt himself in this years draft by not providing a bigger sample size of himself as a RB/ATH., he was exciting and fast but prone to mistakes and never had a presence in the pocket and he drove me nuts with his throwing off balance and off the back of his foot.
I wonder if ND fans realize that had Devin been the QB from the beginning, I think we would've won that game by a good 10 points last year. We lost by one score despite 6 TO's, 5 by Denard and the other one by Smith because the coaches thought he was a better choice to throw the ball into the endzone than the QB, what does that tell you?
I think we will beat them by double digits this year, they had a miracle run and got lucky so often, ain't gonna happen again, particularly in consecutive years. Hoke and Borges finally can do things the way they have intended from the beginning but couldn't till now, this is gonna be a fun year folks, we may be young, but we have a lot of talent.
This is probably true, and Gardner will more than likely have moments this season where he will look bad on the field. Facing off against a defense the caliber of Notre Dame's will be one of those instances where this could be a high probability. That said, I still would argue that Bobby Rees, with all his experience, hasn't done all that much to impress the ND fanbase.
I mean, if we look at this from the converse viewpoint, specifically, how many U of M fans would swap Devin Gardner for Tommy Rees? I think the number opting for that would be pretty low. Gardner just has a higher ceiling than Rees, period.
I agree with you, but the ND poster wasn't comparing DG to Rees, he was just saying he wasn't sold on DG. ND fans are acknowledging that QB won't be one if their strongest spots, whereas UM fans are. The ND fan was just calling into question one of our supposed strengths, not saying that their QB is better.
IF your not sold then you should watch the south carolina game film!!!
I didn't say I wasn't sold, but one good game doesn't make a QB great.
Does it matter though?
Also, I watched two movies this weekend. Elysium and Zero Dark Thirty. Zero dark thirty is excellent. Elysium is shrug inducing.
was just flat out awful, much like the OP's link. Easy solution: unless you like pointless and unenjoyable things, see neither.
Zero dark thirty was a terrific film.
It was a well acted film but I really don't think it came together like she wanted. No new ground covered, no old ground coverned in any way that provided additional insight into the events depicted. I thought it was actually a surprisingly hollow film given the subject matter.
Elysium was "well made" in the thematic sense, nut was too depressing and pointless to be enjoyable.
For the sake of the board, the season needs to start now.
They will lose to Michigan, Oklahoma, Air Force, and Stanford and then go to Pizza Bowl and lose.
only 11 games? WTF, ND?
do the same? I look at our schedule, see 12 winnable games, and expect 10 or 11 wins.
Just unrealistic expectations. Agree with post below, season needs to start soon.
Omg lolz so what? One ND guy said 12-0.. every year you can ask me about Michigan and I'll tell you 12-0
Can we not be such homers that we take one staff writer saying 12-0 and a subset of dedicated, biased fans saying 12-0 is a big deal? Not exactly a representative sample.
it was 1 out of like 7 guys, I'm sure he is a ND fan as well who cares
Unless you want to see something that doesn't match the title of this thread. Instead, just say as loud as you can, "To hell with Notre Dame," and go back to enjoying your Sunday.
Did someone remove the OT label? I thought OT meant anything not strictly about Michigan football.
You think ND football doesn't relate to Michigan football? What happens under the lights then?
Hmm. Yeah, I suppose. I've always operated under the assumption of "When In Doubt Make It OT."
I've been doing that since the announcement that ended OT season, partly to head off the fifty comment discussions on it and partly because it's a pet peeve of Brian's and that was as good a time as any to start. Normally when something gets changed we leave a note, but I don't think it's worth anyone's time for adding or removing two letters and a colon.
On topic is anything relating to the University, anything about M sports, future opponents or other conference members. NCAA sports at large and M alumni stories are "grey area" and stuff about the site is meta. Everything else is off topic.
So wait - a bunch of ND fans pick them to go 9-3 and one guy says 12-0 and this is board worthy? Holy shit.
Well, it might not be as board-worthy as the "I retired today" or "Welcome my newborn to the MGo community" threads, but if you want a chuckle, check out the delusion.
If that's not your thing, avert your eyes.
That is off-season stuff. This is just, I don't know.
No doubt, what has this blog come to… Is there no news worthy topics to start a thread about?
Well that ruined my Sunday.
They beat us last year. Right?
You do realize we gave that game away with poor play on offense. I think any team with a respectable defense would've beat us in that game last year.
Didn't ND give away the game to us two years ago? You guys need to get out of your fantasy worlds.
No, Robinson almost gave that game away as well. I love the winning moments, but I am a realist.
A "realist" who says something to the effect of "we would have won, if we didn't give the game away."
I would be a professional ice skater if someone paid me to ice skate. I suppose that is realistic, even if its not exactly brilliant.
you do realize they suck.right?
My dad can bet up their dad.
This is a bad thread, and you should feel bad.
You guys take this board way too seriously.
I'm here to chew gum and comment on terrible posts. And I'm all out of gum
Was it Lou Holtz? He seems to do that every year.
I am predicting a huge win for Michigan over ND - does that even it out?
I remember when that senile fool Holtz said he "liked ND's chances in 2007".
And then this happened-
I don't even consider them a rival. Rivals don't quit because they are getting their ass kicked (5 of the last 7).
Yeesh, that still cracks me up. Little did I know how painful the three succeeding years were going to be. What is awesome is that RR beat these dickbags 2 out of three times.
I hate Notre Dame almost as much as OSU and MSU. When I went to U-M, we lost all friggin' four years to ND, going 2-2 against State and 3-1 against OSU (this would be the 87-90 seasons). However, ND just sucks a big one and so I kind of treat them as rivals behind OSU and MSU.
Does OSU consider you guys rivals still?
Than AF and Navy considers you rivals. Admit it Bra, they have owned you, then again so has everyone else for the past 25 years.
They? I believe one of they almost (and should have) beat you last year. So you can talk about those programs all you like. I'll just point to your self proclaimed Horror.
So Notre Dame fans think they're going to go 12-0 and return to glory?
What else is new?
This thread is terrible.
ND fans have been predicting undefeated seasons every year since the Holtz era.
Man a rematch of ND and Alabama would really swing the other way. I could see that. You know if they didn't come out in the first half.
Yeah I know the thread was regular season but if you have a crazy prediction you should go all out.
Every team has fans who think they will be great. Who cares?
Well, if nothing else, the average prediction is 9.8 wins and 2.2 losses with a standard deviation of about one game in either direction, so the typical pick on One Foot Down was not an undefeated season. There were four 9-3 and four 10-2 predictions in the group of 13 bloggers.
Man, a fan base supporting their team?! No way! What is the world coming to!!! Won't someone please think of the children? /s
I have read countless comments here about Michigan going 11-1, 12-0 over the past off season. You realize that we are being mocked somewhere.
If it is only one guy picking 12-0 then this is not a huge deal. As mentioned there are people on here picking 10-2 and 11-1. I still think Michigan goes 8-4 again. It is what it is.
I think 9 wins seems about right for Michigan. There are some tough games but I don't think any of them will be nearly as painful as ND or Ohio State of last year. it would take some serious luck and more than solid freshman contributions for us get 11 or 12 wins.
To hell with Notre Dame.
Does this really have to be a thread? It amazes me that people on this board talk about the "little brother"-ness of MSU and other programs obsessed with UM, and yet there are numerous posts on this site, especially during the build-up to a rivalry game, where people complain about some commentors on another site overrating their program. Troll some of the other UM sites and you'll see the same idiocy. But every time I see one of these posts, it drives me a bit more crazy and makes me wonder how close this site is to becoming the self-parody other fans claim it is.
What does The Knowledge say?
What did Coach Lou pick?
It's the deluded fruitcakes anonymous club.
BREAKING: Fans of a football team think their team is going to be good!
This is very off topic. Off topic season is over. Sorry to be "that guy" but someone has to police this stuff.
ND plays us so technically this is Michigan related wouldn't you say?
is not very good, to say the least.
But I don't think you can speak to this subject with the same authority as 'no ot'.
This is a lame topic, but it is not off-topic. Posts relating to our opponents is on topic. But I agree that this doesn't need to be posted.
A member only two weeks and already I'm tired of your rap.
Somebody does police "this stuff". They are called mods. You are not one of them. I know this for three reasons: First, your username name is not "LSAClassof2000", "justingoblue" or "M-Wolverine"; second, a mod would have more than 29 points and have a join date much earlier than August 5th of this year; and third, if you were a mod you would know actually know what is and is not OT.
So, in closing, knock it off already, it's boring...
....and somebody please tell me downvotes will return by the time the season starts.
But I'm not a mod!
Everyone please stop insulting the good character of the staff and mods by associating them with me.
(People barely want me as a poster. They don't want me as a mod. We already had Geaux Blue; we don't need anyone else getting medieval on people.)
You're still a regular contributor and the author of a popular weekly MGoBlog column, which makes you as qualified as a mod to determine what is and isn't OT. At the very least orders of magnitude more qualified than this obnoxious new guy who seems to think it's his duty to tell us what is and isn't appropriate for the board.
And no apology necessary. I just don't want people to think I'm like "yeah...yeah...I'm a mod" and not just an officious jerk.
thought Ron Powlus actually won 4 Heisman trophies. Granted he was drunk, but still.
In other breaking news: water is wet.
13 days can't pass fast enough.
to watch this game.It will be interesting if Michigan OL can control the LOS! If they can't and the defense doesn't play well then ND will take it.
If OL dominates ND DL, then Michigan will win.
If both UM and ND offense struggles then it will be up to the defenses and who ever can make the big play.
I'm leaning 60/40 Michigan wins, though it may not be pretty!
is a terrible thing to waste.