I'm thinking you mean pure Sodium...Na2+/Na23isotope
that makes one of us
I'm thinking you mean pure Sodium...Na2+/Na23isotope
this whole season was fucked from day one.. not just for michigan.. USC ranked number 1. they end up with 5 losses maybe 6. OSU going 12-0 when they should have lost 3 of their first 4 and few others in the BIG. and now ND is gonna have a chance to be National Champs.. whats the countdown till next season?
FUCK THIS SHIT!!!
ALL OF THE OTHER SHITS!!!!
Alabama will absolutely destroy them
We could, but we don't have the talent ND has. They have running backs with power and speed and we don't. Their offensive line is better. And I hate to say it, but we have Al and his inexplicable play-calling. And oh yeah, we play a tougher schedule in general.
What OSU and ND did this year, they did with 8 home games. When we were 11-2 last year, we had 8 home games. Thanks to Delany and Brandon, we will probably never have 8 home games again.
I'm not necessarily talking about next season, but sometime in the next few years, while Mattison is still here and we gradually upgrade the overall talent level. I wouldn't completely rule out a run next year though, with most of the big games at home.
Why don't you think Brandon would want eight home games again? If anything, one of the criticisms of him has been that he wants to play too many nonconference games at home.
Not to nitpick, but ND only played 6 home games this year. They had 2 neutral site games and 4 road games.
In Chicago vs. the U is hardly neutral
I think most of the country just became Nick Saban fans.
When he (odds are) gets past Georgia, he'll have over a month to prepare for Notre Dame. Nick Saban is possibly the best game planer in the country. I would worry Irish fans.
Georgia will find a way to beat Alabama, and then ND will beat Georgia to be national champs.
Georgia will beat Alabama, but a frustrated Bama player will rough Murray at the very end, injuring him and leaving him out of the title game.
Congrats to ND and Jack Swarbrick for having the foresight to hire Brian Kelly in 2009. A lot of old time MGobloggers were clamoring for BK to get hired back in 2007 but we got what we got as Sailor Bill was perfecting his squash game. I doubt ND survives the SEC winner but still an amazing job in just 3 short years. I only wish we had the same expectations for our own program. Alas, even the holy grail of a Big10 Championship has eluded us for nearly a decade now.
I'd prefer our coach not needlessly endanger kids and ignore rape accusations, personally.
Oh, fuck you.
This just in: SEC announces they will begin negotiations to include Notre Dame for football immediately by giving them $500 million dollars and a giant gold statue of Jesus slapping Nick Saban with a fish so that the National Championship Game will be another SEC vs. SEC matchup.
Not sour grapes. Which is the worst 12-0 team ever? ND or Ohio St?
Not even close.
Please let the Mayans be right. Please let the Mayans be right. Please let the Mayans be right.
Four Horsemen of the apocalypse
To make things EVEN worse, Duke won in hoops. Everything i hate in sports won today.
Can't remember a worse sports day.
The Horror. Not much argument there.
Might make us #3, so at least that has a silver lining. Though I'd assume Duke jumps us.
and the LA Lakers and Manchester United won too! And somewhere the Yankees took a good, hard look at acquiring Josh Hamilton
Don't talk about Jerry kill like that
That fourth down call either... Run the best outside runner....outside. Sorry to joke, hope your dogs ok :(
But with 14 teams in the conference and ND going away, no one wants to do a home-home with Michigan. I don't want tomato cans. I want real football, but no real team will come here.
It'll be directional michigan schools and some tomato can now that ND is leaving. We'll probably go to 9-conference games which will reduce the ooc schediule by one and one home game.
Whoever decided we should play Nebraska, ND and OSU on the road in the same year should be fired!
But these are two different issues. Scheduling home-and-homes makes it harder to get to eight home games, not easier. If we start loading up on bodybag games in September, we'll be regularly playing eight home games per year. Even if the league goes to a nine-game schedule, that still leaves three OOC slots available.
I didn't even think of that! How much would this loss burn inside our souls if we too were undefeated? Or if only we won that Nebraska game, championship on the line, lose to Ohio? How happy the bucs wouldve been to ruin that, the year they go undefeated, and cant have a postseason? We would never hear the end of it. I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.... F@ck Ohio
I'd like to think Nick Saban will draw up a masterful game plan and destroy Notre Dame. But I swear, Notre Dame is like a team of destiny this year. They just don't fucking lose. Their front seven is as good if not better than Bama's. And their offense, while not overly potent, just doesn't make mistakes and shoot itself in the foot like it did all of last year.
I could so easily see a situation where Alabama moves the ball at will but inexplicably fumbles the ball four times and hands the national championship to Notre Dame. Or they have to consistently settle for field goals inside the Notre Dame 10 yd line because that's all they can get against that front seven.
I see a 17-12 Notre Dame kind of win. Unless Georgia pulls the upset over Bama and takes their spot in the title game. At which point I'd just hand the crystal football to Notre Dame.
I'm just waiting now
It's kind of fitting that ND will get spanked by 'Bama in the end after Michigan got their beating to start the season.
Don't worry ND will play bama and get curb stomped, ass raped or whatever you want to call it. You can book that!!!
Georgia will be Bama and ND will destroy Georgia because the Dawgs always fold up like a cheap suit in bowl games.
"like a cheap table?"
But I think we all know that Nick Saban is the devil.
I am hoping that Alabama curb stomps them like they did that lucky 11 win Michigan State team in 2010. ND caught so many breaks this year, and nothing would make me happier than ND putting up 42 points in the first half on them.
You mean Bama?
Thanks for locking that in
Thanks alot, I had to have a lot of therapy to remove that from my memory.
Oh crap! My facial tick is back! Just one more joy for the day!
if georgia beats bama ........ Come on SEC Kill the irish. I mean kill them, humiliate them ,run the score up please, this season cant go on like this. I hate Saban and i dont trust Georgia to beat the Irish. Roll Tide.
I will feel a lot better. Saban has always been thought of as satan anyway and he'll do whatever it takes to win.
This would be the ONLY time I would root for satan.
Pain, death, etc.
I can't remember the last time a WCO team won a championship. Hasn't happened since at least, well...never mind.
But you're right. The average team is very average.
Alabama- 2 national titles in 3 years; 36-4 record.
If that's average, I'll take it.
Because only then would we forget that we have 1 NC in the past 70 years playing "manball".
We aren't Alabama. Michigan is in the talent barren area that is the midwest so we will never recruit as well as they do.
The Michigan of today should not be held to the same ethos as the Michigan of the 1970s, 1980s, or even 1990s. We cannot shoehorn ourselves into a particular style of play but rather employ whatever scheme is necessary to win, be it "manball" or "basketball on grass".
Glad you guys are so confident. Our D is pretty good, or so I hear.
Just imagine the imagary. Sab(t)an vs the Catholics! So rich.
Our only losses came to the 2 teams in the BCS National Championship, an undefeated team that would be in that game if they weren't under sanctions, and the probable B1G champion. The loss to Bama was obviously a straight up loss. The loss to ND was due to 5 turnovers. The loss to Nebraska wouldn't have happened, in my oppinion, if it wasn't for Denards injury. Today, I firmly believe we were the better team. Turnovers killed us again, and of course, the questionable playcalling didn't help.
Having said that, forget the past. I'm excited to play a good team in the Capitol One Bowl and I can't wait for next year. I'm sure Brady Hoke will put emphasis on taking care of the ball during practices leading up to the bowl and during spring practices. Also, I only see the offense improving with Borges being able to focus on just one quarterback who fits his offense more than Denard. With next years schedule, I can see us running the table.
Always look on the bright side of life.