My soul just had a heart attack. Thank you.
Rematch with Bama
If you're looking for some sort of "Groundhog Day" feedback loop, then this fantasy is for you!
We would get destroyed... again.
It will never happen, not with the beating we took. Think ratings....who would want to watch this type of game again. Hell, I didn't enjoy it the first time around. When Bama and LSU had a rematch, they were arguably the best two teams in the country.
The BSC would take a 1 loss USC, LSU, Oregon, and possibly another team or two like Oklahoma. We would need USC and Oregon to somehow magically find two losses which is incredibly unlikely. LSU likewise. A rematch this season is near, if not, impossible. Rescheduling them in 3ish years for a home and home is the only possibilty of playing, unless we have a shot at the NC sometime in the next couple of years.
I honestly can't see any possible scenario where anyone with a say would let that happen. Sure, I'd love to see us in the championship game, but I don't think so.
or Outback. It could happen.
I just finished my third "nightcap" and was about to go to bed until I came across this post.
Those things don't actually help you fall asleep, FYI. Studies show they actually contribute to a worse nights sleep. Science.
*The more you know!*
^We know but its an excuse so that we can stay up late and watch random MAC/Big East action on ESPN at 11PM on a Thursday night.
Don't deserve it how? Like, we don't deserve another shot at Alabama? Or our team is a genuinely nice group of chaps, and they don't deserve to have their faces raked off in a meat grinder again?
Our team is full of good guys, and I want us to go to a bowl game where the seniors have a shot of going out winning. Plus it spring boards nicely into next year. Even if it was the MNC game vs Bama I wouldn't want to get shalacked like that again. There is the possibility of it happening in anotherBCS game, or a bowl with SEC-B1G tie-ins.
Too many nice guys. We need more criminals.
I tried to come up with something witty to say here, but all I could do is let out a loud sigh.
He got a head start on us
Not gonna lie... that was good!
My nine year old son has been talking up this same scenario. I tell him we lost by 27 and nobody will want to watch that game again.
Tell your nine year old son to stop posting topics around here.
He told me not to make him mad. I'll listen better next time.
If this happens I think we don't accept the rematch and we take our talents to the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl instead to get revenge against the Ohio Bobcats.
Have I mentioned that I cannot wait for Saturday to come?
Not called for.
I mean seriously...
I still feel like this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bprr6U5mCB0&feature=youtube_gdata_player
I want a rematch with Bama... And USC, Texas, Tennessee, Miss. St., Oregon, Arizona St., Utah (2014!), and Florida St (I was there in 1991... It was horrible)
What? No App State?
How I miss the old days...
this is the worst idea ever.
i just googled "bubble gum flavored pringles" to see if they're real. sadly (and, in hindsight, obviously), they're not.
On a funnier note, the Big12 and SEC have scheduled their own version of the Rose Bowl called the "Champions Bowl" where the Big 12 champion will ditch playing the big east champion or whatever easy bowl win they usually get scheduled for a thourough ass whooping at the hands of a team that plays defense, the Sec Champion. No more preseason top 10 rankings for you, Big 12, lmfao.
Edit: Seriously. Big12 champs Oklahoma played Uconn 2 years ago and gets unranked 7-6 Iowa last year, while Nebraska was 4th in the B1G, ranked, and got top 10 South Carolina. Who matches these things up?
That's all great and everything but the Big 12 has held their own against the SEC much better than the Big 10 has. Texas barely lost a NC without their starting QB who was a Heisman contender. The Big Ten, at this point is not even close to the Big 12 at the top, in the middle, or at the bottom. Kansas is the only doormat in the league right now. The Big Ten has Indiana, Purdue, and Minnesota. The middle is awful relative to others' middle. Northwestern, Illinois and Iowa? Please. Put that against Baylor, KSU, TCU and you have a bloodbath. I would love to sit here and claim the Big Ten is a good conference, but they aren't and you will find no competetive evidence that they are. They get smacked around by the SEC nearly every time they play them. The Big 12 at least hangs in there because they can score some points.
KSU, Baylor, and TCU would not "destroy" our middle of the pack teams. Iowa/TCU are evenly matched, Illinois/KSU favors KSU a little (but not much), and Baylor/NW is the same; whoever hits 50 first wins
we could get a rematch with Appalachian State in, say, the Belk Bowl.
As Apollo Creed said, "There ain't goin' to be no rematch. Don't want one."
But then there was a rematch!!
This team will not be quite the same at the end of the season as at the beginning. O and D lines will gel, Linebackers will get used to their new assignments. Recievers will improve.
All that and a bag of chips still gets us whipped by at least two scores vs. Bama.
We can cover the spread this time!
I bet the spread would be 25 or more. So, maybe.
If a B10 team were to go undefeated in conference and lose 1 game to the #2 (at the time) team, why would that B10 team not go to the NC game? The SEC did this in conference last year. Surely, a B10 team with 1 loss (to the #2, at the time), and an extra win in the championship team is worthy.
Now, I think this is unlikely, and M would get smoked again by Bama, but...
I knew I wasn't that crazy. It is possible and I never said we would win....
Sorry, dude. Take your lumps. I gave you +1 sympathy points for trying to defend yourself here though. Not sure it's gonna help all that much.
I'm not saying we wouldn't get another shot if we were to win out, but it probably won't happen. This would be a better thread in 7 weeks if we make it out of Lincoln with a 7-1 record.
Hey, careful, man, there's a beverage here!
I wanna cuddle the cat! it needs petting!
The reason Bama got a rematch was because a) they lost in overtime the first time around, and b) there was only one other 1-loss team, OK State, who didn't have that great of a schedule and a bad loss to Iowa State.
We already failed miserably at point a). Had we taken Alabama down to the wire, like they did to LSU last year, this argument would hold some salt. The other problem will be the other teams. I have a feeling there will be more than one other 1-loss team this year (assuming we're one of them). Somebody from the ACC, Big 12 or, very likely, Pac-12 will finish with one or fewer losses this year. That team would get the bid over us, unless for some reason they got obliterated in their one loss of the year, which is just unlikely.
One of Oregon and USC will be undefeated or 1-loss this year. FSU/Clemson and Oklahoma/WVU have a really good shot as well, especially since the Big 12 doesn't have a championship game anymore.
Point is, Rose Bowl is best case scenario now, which is still a pretty great case. Let's roll with that as our ceiling.
Sounds depressing. Midwestern, starry-eyed, and dull. The conference manager sez that's the goal, but I don like that goal. Too low. But that's what it is.
We could beat them, I honestly believe we could, if we played them again. And again. And by the tenth time we could win.
I would be satisfied. manball!!!
A Rose Bowl ceiling is depressing? Really? Any season you get to the Rose Bowl is a great season, unless you happen to feel you have everything it takes for a national title. We don't, not this year. So the Rose Bowl would be fantastic, IMO.
towards the idea of traveling across the country for a virtual home game against Southern Cal or some other Pac-12 school in UCLA's stadium. It's silly and it's rigged against the B10. Only if we're playing for a national title is the Rose Bowl a great end to the season.
Didn't Oklahoma lose their last game of the season by 28 points to a #15ish kansas state, and remain #1 above a one loss USC team? Maybe it would have been different if it had caused a rematch, but if that can happen, you never know. That said lets get win 1 first
WVU is gonna get pounded by the elite teams of the Big 12. Three losses minimum for WVU in conference. Beating up on Marshall and Big East teams is one thing, but Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and, to a lesser degree, Texas are a whole other ballgame.
If Michigan wins out pretty convincingly, Bama rolls the SEC the way they did Michigan, and the Big 12, PAC 12, and ACC champs all have a loss, then there might be a chance.
I thought non-sensical topics were supposed to stop once the season started?
FWIW I would love to have Michigan win 11 straight and get a shot at revenge, but let's cross that bridge when we get to it, shall we?
Bring out the napalm...
I thought this was going to be a thread about Michigan schedulling Alabama again in like 4 years. Suddenly sadface.jpg
First, not to be dismissive:
1. Sure, I would love to see us go 11-1
2. If we did we would in no way deserve a rematch with Bama for the MNC unless there were no other undefeated or 1 loss teams (that seems pretty unlikely)
3. Of course we would not and should not turn down a bowl berth and should never turn down competition as "too tough"
4. I would not, and I can't imagine that anyone else would, look forward to such a game as I think there is little doubt of us getting crushed again.
Now to be dismissive:
WHAT ARE YOU SMOKING?!?! PLEASE SHARE!! YOU ARE COMPLETELY INSANE
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We'd get destroyed by their O-line...AGAIN!!! (Mike Valenti rant voice)
Can a mod please remove all of my points and subtract them from the OP?
Rematch? I'm surprised they came out of the locker room after halftime!
Just wondering OP, what were you expecting when you created this thread? Did you really think it would end well?
Bolivia is nice this time of year.... lol
I would say bring it. This Michigan, fergodsakes!
We arent in the SEC. So no.
We'll be ok again, if all things go as planned and we experience minimum long-term injuries, etc. Excellent recruiting from the years 2011 through 2014 should place MI back to the level it was at prior to the last few years of the Carr regime. I don't think a lot of M fans realize to what extent the team had fallen in terms of overall roster size, lose of continuity in terms of replacing departed upperclassmen with those of similar experience, etc. Depending on who's doing the counting, our defense carried all of between 21 and 27 players where the ideal number is just about double that, around 45-46. Most fans, I think, realize what shape the offense was in in terms of both talent and experience. It was rebuilding like we haven't seen here in roughly two decades. Considering that, and the outstanding job Hoke and staff have done in securing players for the next three years - something also unprecedented at UM and a feat that should secure him a lifetime contract, we could be, as stated above, back to what we've all come to expect by 2014, even though our QB will more than likely only be entering his second season.
So the future is bright, but we've got a few more bumps in the road, as was evidenced by anyone residing on this planet this past Saturday. The inarguable advantage enjoyed by the SEC in terms of acquiring their roster spots places a few of their programs into a position that is tantamount to being Triple A farm teams for the NFL and a few others, merely because they can and are encouraged take advantage of strategies that other leagues, most notable the BIG simply cannot, nor do I think the majority want to engage in. I can't think of any school in conference that would take great ride in hiring the top offensive player at the college level and his defensive counterpart for one semester for the sole purpose of bringing home a crystal football.
Along with UM, OSU will be fine and be able to play with these schools in the not too distant future. USC, OU, ORE and a few others as well. But after that, I simply can't see the other schools in the major conferences being able to field teams to match the talent level of the upper tier in the SEC. USC and OSU have already proven they are fine with adapting similar acquisition policies and after they serve their respective probationary periods, should be doing buisness as usual.
Given the above and the fact nothing is going to change this very real competitive advantage for the elite of the game, I think most M fans would be fine with playing them again in a couple of years, but to do so prior to then would be, as has been borne out on the field of play, an exercise in futility and who the hell in their right mind would want to witness another ass whipping like that when such a scenario is not a probability, but a virtual guarantee?
and the crowd below chants...
I don't know why some of you are cowering behind your computer screens about the SEC...Besides Bama and LSU, i fear no other team in the SEC, i know its only been 1 game but the conference did not look dominant as a whole...Can you really tell me we would get killed by Florida or Auburn ? I believe games against the 2nd tier such as Arkansas and SCAR would be very competitive...
Or an electric car making rematch??
Beat Air Force.
the only thing worse than getting rejected by that hot girl.... is getting rejected twice.
i'd be curious to see us in the re-match, but it may be a tough one to recover from if it is a re-peat. no moral victories.
Not to soon dude....two stupid.
I have to ask something, how is the decline in the strength of play in the conference Jim Delaney's fault?
And Borges will be better once he has his guys running the offense stop moaning
In three or four years. Not again this year.
Someone would post my exact sentiment on this so-called topic.
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
Yeah we're not winning out. Our depth is nowhere close to where it needs to be in order for us to do that.
Even if we did win out, we'd have no chance against Bama in a rematch. Did you watch the game on Saturday at all? We were completely dominated on both lines of scrimmage, and when you can't establish yourself there, you have zero chance to win. Lacy and Yeldon could run at will, and McCarron had all the time in the world to make his throws. But what bothered me, and I'm sure Hoke and Mattison the most, was that we were completely out-physicaled. Our guys were getting thrown around like rag dolls all night.
I'd like a rematch in another 3-4 years, when i think we will be a bigger and much, much more physical team, but now, we just need to lick our wounds and accept the fact that Bama's talent base is on another level, likely on another planet.
Is an NFL team playing against college kids...
Alabama is an NFL farm system. Every one of their starters has a future in an NFL uniform. I don't think that it would be too much of a stretch either to say that Bama could at least hang around with some of the lower-tier NFL teams, like Cleveland or Jacksonville. Don't think they'd win, but they'd give some teams a run for their money.
Our chances of winning the rematch are much better than of winning a game we've already lost.
anyone know? In this our Olympic year MaizeRage89 may take it!
I believe there was one thread in late July involving a misleading Laquon Treadwell thread title which led into a joke that received over 300 downvotes, although I am not 100% if that's the all-time record since they began using karma rather than points per se. I don't know if the OP of that one has posted since actually...
Check out the MGoHOF: http://mgoblog.com/content/kind-ot-has-anyone-else-been-getting-completely-pegged-no-reason-lately-mgopoints. It was an old one pre-apocalypse so you don't see the negs but it was a DOOZIE! Bouje got absolutely hammered and is the perfect of example of the First Rule of MGoBlog . . .
Yes if it is in Basketball............
/comment marked as flamebait no matter what
This thread reminds me of the "If Michigan beats Alabama will we owe it to RR recruiting?"debacle from last week.
Lets see if Ned Beatty wants to hang out with those hill people again...
New thread: If Michigan gets a rematch with Alabama, and we win, will we owe it to RR recruiting?" No speculation please. Intelligent, well reasoned answers only.
Maybe in 2-3 years. Not any time sooner. Let Hoke get his guys and we can run an offense similar to theirs and have a football chess match
People post the dumbest topics after we lose games
If we win out our regular season, I say why not.
You have the lame version.
Bert > Fiddy.
And Bert pulls out the butcher knife and starts hacking off pieces covering the white in the car with crimson splatters....
What, no one else thought it out this far too...?
(or to, if thread consistent)
Actually what would be more interesting is this:
Michigan goes 12-1 and wins the Big Ten.
Assuming Notre Dame, Michigan State, Ohio State and Nebraska and Wisconsin all have 8-9+ wins, that's a as good a 12-1 you could have in regards to losing that first game.
Alabama loses two games during the regular season, but still makes the SEC championship game, where they win.
There's only one other legitimate one loss team (let's say USC).
Would Michigan come out on top over Alabama?
No. Barring injury to McCarron no one would vote Michigan ahead of bama. We got smashed in the mouth on prime time after having months to prepare.
Funny things happen over the course of a season though.
Remember when USC smashed Arkansas early in 2006, then late in the year Arkansas had just the one loss, McFadden was running riot and people were talking about them potentially going to the title game? (Of course they blew it agianst Tennessee, but the sentiment was there)
If Fitz has a big year, voters could find themselves saying "Well, it was early, they were breaking in new receivers, they didn't have their best running back...."
Definitely a possibility if it were to work out this way, but who knows.
We were the only 1 loss team and everyone else had 2 losses. That's about the only way I see it happening. They would not pick us over any other one loss teams. Pure and simple. So, yes, it's possible. But very unlikely.
this loss was nothing like the name and lsu game; that was a classic battle of defenses which came down to a field goal. it was like the#1 vs #2 Ohio and um game... we got ripped off on that one...( initially until both teams were embarrassed kind their bowls.)
if it were to happen, it would most likely be in another BCS game. USC, OU, and FSU have schedules that are easy to win out. Bama takes a loss will be ranked below them, and if any other team wins the SEC, Bama gets an at large and could get matched up against the B1G champ. Would I like to see it? yes, i hardly doubt the same thing would happen again, and like Mattison said, 13 offensive points after the first quarter...could easily be different.
Love that this thread got to 125 posts
I already had my rematch with Bama on NCAA 13
130 hits is amazing for such a so called shitty thread! I should have placed an ad somewhere with all these hits! Thanks for all the support!