DEVIN SMITH. THAT IS ALL.
alternate headline: man does job
DEVIN SMITH. THAT IS ALL.
forgot to take his meds tonight, and how could i forget about shitstreit rubbing one out all night looking at that Big O-line of bama!
Thank God he doesn't play for us.
vinny dive left GODMITTT
and I know that we will be on the same level as Bama in a year or two.IMO
I was at stadium for game. Any news on Lewan?
good idea. now the mods have all the people that need banhammers in one thread.
Hating on haters in a hater thread? This man has hate on a whole new level...
You missed your chance to make a way overplayed popular culture reference that might be so overplayed that regular people aren't comfortable making it anymore, yet it's right on the edge of hipsters making it just to be ironic, and you could have been the coolest person in the world! Eh, I'm upvoting you anyway.
why? because some people go against the only grain of thought accepted on mgoblog? if your saying people should be banned from "a website" because they want to vent about the crapshoot game they just watched, sign me up. Fuck it. The game plan sucked (horribly) , the execution sucked, and we were outplayed start to finish. If you can't come to terms with people not blindly being happy because its Michigan (fergodsakes!) then you sir have the issue. not the rest of the people.
Just to clear it up, this game was the antithesis of a crapshoot.
I guess I'm disappointed our offense could not even move the ball. Alabama has a good defense but it is not the stellar defense they had last season. Also was surprised how the AL defensive line just dominated our OL. This needs to be corrected or it could be a long season.
I'm sure the coaches will improve this team and I still think they could end up 9-3 or 8-4 and make it to the B1G championship game. Not bad when we are still a few years away from having big boy talent and the necessary depth!
Sheeeeeettttt... Bama ain't that great, they just work too hard. We'd have beat 'em if we was really tryin'.
Not that it mattered at all, but WTF was up with those refs tonight?
They were Big 12 refs. They must have thought they moved to the SEC with Mizzou and TAMU.
Not using it as an excuse. We would have lost the game with good refs, Fitz, and possibly a cameo from Tom Brady. But that is beside the point. The refs were so one-sidedly terrible, that if it were a close game, I would be seething. Hopefully we got our fair share of shitty reffing out of the way for the season now.
The missed facemask on Rawls (combined with what looked like phantom holding on Lewan) was a big one that maybe would have given us a chance to stay ahead of the 8-ball while things were still close/manageable until we got our feet wet.
Anyone know what happened on the play where I swear the official threw a flag for pass interference, I took a sip of whiskey, and when I looked back it was still 2nd and 10 back at the original spot?
the ball was uncatchable.
Bitched up a storm.
started to yell at the refs
They waived it off because it was "uncatchable" even though the ball was 2 yards to his right. The one I didn't get was on the first pick where the CB pushes the receiver to the ground 10 yards down field.
That was one of the most obvious PI infractions I've ever seen. Roundtree was shoved to the ground out of bounds - that's legal? The ESPN recap actually mentions the no-call twice:
Milliner, the primary nickelback last season now in a starting role, deflected four passes in the first half, and had an interception after shoving intended receiver Roy Roundtree to the ground and into the Alabama sideline.
...Then came Milliner's big shove that he got away with for a big play. With Roundtree on the ground and the ball in the air, Milliner caught the ball near midfield and returned it to the Michigan 17. Robinson helped make a touchdown-saving tackle, and appeared to grab his right shoulder then.
Alabama would have still beaten us soundly without getting any calls but man, that was frustrating. The phantom halo infraction and the PI on Floyd added insult to injury.
It got almost comical when, after Denard made that great individual effort to convert the 4th and 3 (and injured himself in the process), the officials decided that they just had to stick the knife in deeper and go to the replay booth (for the only time in the game, IIRC). They couldn't let us get three yards.
I think that was the last (at least while we were mathematically in the game) of many "This just ain't our night" moments. Really think the freakout is being exaggerated considering our own screw-ups and the level of competition and the guys who didn't play (including Countess, can we stop putting starters on coverage teams?!?!?!). We needed to play well and catch a few breaks, and we executed terribly out of the gate on offense and got no breaks. Other than the slip and fall TD, Bama had to earn everything they got on offense (and they really just put together the one TD drive before things were out of hand), and that is with probably a subpar game from out back seven. We had opportunities and hit probably two of the biggest plays Bama will give up all year, but we missed a ton of them through dropped balls and missed throws.
Other than getting everyone to sign a "Let's let Denard carry the ball before the game has been decided" petition, there isn't much to be upset about. We won't win our 2nd national title in the last 60+ years, but I still think this is the best team in the B1G, especially at full strength. And going against one of the top two teams in the country (its these guys and SC at this point AFAIC) isn't going to hurt down the road.
Their two blatant clips on returns that got no calls and while they were all over our indescretions in the return game were by far the most egregious.
I never knew how bad our LBs were untill tonight
Conversely, maybe you just never knew how good Alabama's offensive line and running backs are.
Bill Martin for scheduling this debacle.
It was scheduled before pizza boy showed up.
Brandon hired January 2010. Game announced fall 2010.
announced yet, but scheduled originally as a home/home. DB just made it a neutral site game. lets keep the whole truth unlike fox news
It was scheduled before pizza boy showed up.
In the contract signed in October 2010 for this game, U-M agreed to be paid $4.7 million, recouping most of the cost of the home game.
When ESPN and the Cowboys Stadium organization pitched the game to Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon, it was a financial reach.
Brandon was athletic director in October of 2010.
We've had enough pain in the last half decade. Why after last year would we have to be subjected to more?
interested in raising the thread starting threshold to maybe 1000 and posting threshold to 500 following gamedays?
Post to check my point total to see whether that is a good idea
Edit: terrible idea
Not everyone who barely meets the req posts stuff like this...Don't ruin it for the rest of us!
THEY TOOK OUR JERBS!!!
South Park reference?...I needed that quick laugh after tonight's game. Now I'm off to cry myself to sleep.
Who barely have enough points to start a dumbass thread like this.
You're my favorite.
I'm a hater of assholes who comment with nothing to say to tell other people not to make threads with nothing to say. Nobody likes a hypocrite.
Seriously, what's the point of this fucking thread? M lost, M played poorly, what else? Life goes on. Go Blue, beat Air Force. What else is there to say tonight?
Poor Air Force. Those poor miserable bastards. It'll be even worse than Bama beating Michigan.
Don't count on it. Teams tend to have a wicked hangover from beat-downs like this. The first half next week may be not pretty.
hate hate hate
The 4 fans I watched the game with thought the unis were great. 3 were female, so yeah, but still. They liked them.
Isn't Vincent Smith like 5'6" and 170ibs? If Bama's D-ine is SO big, fast and powerful, why would we use our smallest guy to run at them? and Gardner needs about 300 more practice reps at receiver...
Because Thomas Rawls is too slow and still a lot smaller then their line and LB's.
Not according to Fred Jackson.
3 hours of watching the game sped up in 3 seconds...
Sean Payton attended Cowboys Classic as guest of Brady Hoke
That would be freaking awesome!
Dude was not ready or rushing it too much. Sorry, but not enough tackles on first contact . One of many, but we count on him the most. Sorry by ufr will bear me out.
Mary Sue Coleman.
The chanting of SEC was painful to hear.
Why hate on Mary Sue Coleman?
Fuck shit cock balls ass. That is all
What is up with the turf? looked like shit on tv, just as it did in the super bowl a few years ago......i was so excited about this game, i seriously thought about going.... i dont know what else to type becasue im filled with rage, dissapointment and alcohol...
We lost the game on our Dline. How many tackles did those guys, as group, have all game? Like 5? That's not going to get it done. And talk about tackling.. just bad tackling by everyone. We didn't seem to tackle anyone on the first opportunity. Always the 2nd or 3rd try. LOTS OF YARDS AFTER CONTACT. No mention of ANY of the linebackers. Jake Ryan after that first series? Demens was 100% absent. Desmond Morgan? Was he in the ballgame?
Gardner's instincts are NOT at receiver despite the hype. On that jump ball early that he could have caught, you could see him putting his arm out in preparation to protect himself from the fall...that's not going to get it done.
Not only did we get routed in bad fashion we got Denard dinged pretty good, who knows about losing Countess for how long (ACL?), and then Lewan to ice the cake. Very costly game for us to play.
I did notice on pass protection we consistently kept Denard clean, but running the ball stunk. Too much east-west running.
i want the power to NEG back!
didn't call nearly enough designed runs for Denard in the first half. Only that one on third and one, which got the first. We were just overmatched though, we need another year or two for our recruiting to catch up to theirs.
If 2012 has taught us only one thing it is this: anyone who has a statue made of them while they are still living probably got there by being morally bankrupt in at least one area of their life, but also by being pretty good at what they do.
...and very true.
IT IS NOT UNCATCHABLE IF IT HITS THE RECIEVER IN THE LEG.
Dave Brandon is shitting in my mouth and calling it a sundae.
Good news: Desmond Howard is back playing for Michigan!
Bad news: He's playing quarterback.
Observations: our uniforms sucked, bama has a great oline, we need a new offensive coordinator
The band almost not going: Don't care. They went, that's what's important.
Our uniforms: Legit gripe.
Numbers on helmets: Don't care.
D-line gettin blown up: What did you think was going to happen?
O-line gettin blown up: What did you think was going to happen?
Denard gettin blown up: What did you think was going to happen?
Our running backs gettin blown up: What did you think was going to happen?
Our DB's getting beat deep again and again: After Countess went down, what did you think was going to happen?
Stupid penalties (Lewan): Legit gripe.
Dave Brandon: I'm not mad at him for scheduling this game. If you want to be the best, you have to play the best.
Brent Musburger: Legit gripe.
Dee Hart: Get over it.
Rich Rodriguez recruiting undersized linemen: That horse is not only dead, it's been mutilated into an unrecognizable pulp. Get over it.
What do you call a virgin in Alabama?
Faster than her brothers.
How do you circumcise a guy in Alabama?
Kick his sister in the jaw.
Am I in the wrong thread? I'll see myself out.
made me want to punch the TV. I've come to expect ridiculous commentary out of Musberger, since he appears to be in the early stages of Dementia, however Herbstreit was taking every opportunity to take shots at Michigan, and seemed to enjoy twisting the knife every chance he got. I expected his usual ball-washing of the SEC, but he took so many pot shots at Michigan, it was making me sick! Some of the insults were deserved, but Herby seemed to enjoy pouring salt on the wound.
When he played for Ohio. It's understandable that he would take every opportunity to slam us.
Spineless refs: Fergodsakes have some conviction and stick to a call even if Saban is bitching in your ear. Last time I checked you can't mug players out of bounds, and kick catch doesn't extend 3 yards away. The Halo rule got repealed years ago.