Good morning all -- it's going to be a nice October day in the great state of Michigan. I have the coffee on (pumpkin spice) and it's shaping up to be a good one!
What is everyone's plan today?
I'm leaving the house around 10am, but I'm heading in the "wrong" direction. I was given Rangers tickets from the TCU baseball blogger. I can't pass up tickets to a playoff game in a ballpark I've never seen. This will be MLB park #19 in my lifetime quest to visit them all.
I'll be gametracking from the phone, but I've been given explicit instructions not to share the Texas/Nebraska score with the TCU guy (originally from Nebraska). But we will be having a debate on Brian Griese vs Scott Frost. Spoiler alert: Brian Griese was better.
How about Eric Crouch vs... I dunno anybody? That guy's wikipedia page is so sad and funny at the same time.
In 2007, Crouch was expected to battle Michael Bishop, Damon Allen, Mike McMahon and Tom Arth for the Argos' starting quarterback position, but eventually faltered because of injury. He began season on the nine-week disabled list. After coming off the nine-week disabled list, Crouch was released by the Argos on September 6, 2007
The page used to be a lot more humorous. Apparently he went all Timmy and Tommy Timmons though and started a playground equipment business.
Crouch is a non-issue. That rat bastard Frost was the one after the Orange Bowl that the coaches should all vote for Tom Osborne to get a MNC in the year he retired, which the damn coaches did, dropping Michigan from #1 to #2 despite beating #8 Wazzou in the Rose Bowl, splitting the MNC.
Speaking of Nebraska, Gameday is doing a Sports Science piece on how fast Taylor Martinez is. Come on...no Denard?
Well we lost, so now the MSM thinks denard has no ability
Tom Brady, vs., anybody? That should shut him up for good.
I turned down Ranger tickets today cause I really want to see a rebound victory after last weeks loss to State (or is that staee?)
I plan on stocking up on some food, watching the noon games and then watching the Denard train get back on track.
Hopefully I get to say ROFLSpartans after MSU blows the game against Illinois. Can you imagine if that happens and Wisconsin somehow beats OSU? The Big Ten Title race would become muy interesante.
I'm with you there -- huge Illinois fan today.
I'm terrified of the Illinois game after what Illinois has done the past 2 weeks. What once was thought as a game Michigan should win now looks like a tough battle. I want MSU to paste them just to make me feel better about Michigan playing them. It's sad, but anything to make me feel like we can win at least 7 games this year.
Regardless of what happens, we can beat Illinois -- hell, we can beat anyone if we play well (obviously). And it wasn't like MSU killed us so we need them to win again to make our loss look better. I don't buy that. If MSU and OSU lose today and we win, we're back in the hunt.
We still get to play them. We definitely need MSU to lose, at some point. Preferably today, so they can lose another, because that'd be the only way to get to the Rose Bowl.
But we're getting a bit ahead of ourselves...
Watching the game from Big Rapids, MI on hidef...Going to grill brats & dogs, tater salad, and Blue Moon. Oh, but before I can relax, have the honey dos, got to leaf blow a buck ton of leaves from the yard and back into the woods, grrrr.
lived in BR for my six strong college years.. enjoyed it all
Land at the start of hunting season!! Luckily tho got some good old slow cooker beef and a assortment of beer. Thank god for gameplan or the only thing I'd hear is the sound of shotgun blasts from Hog fans ending it a they get trounced by Auburn.... Come on Big Blue let's get back on track!! Drob for Prez!!
Main-Saline is only mildly busier than any other time. Maybe not to even rush hour level yet. A few Iowa cars out and about. For many obvious reasons, this is no where near as bad as last week's apocalyptic levels, where it was already a traffic jam by this time (and a disaster by game time). So if you were planning on showing extra early because of last week, you can probably go back to your regularly scheduled travel times. This week looks more normal.
As for me, since Gameday will probably have nothing nice to say about us, I think I'm going back to bed till the noon games kickoff and then get ready to head over to the Stadium. Should be a beautiful day for football, weather-wise.
I am going back to the way things were two weeks ago. Last week was a disaster as I thought I would watch the game with a couple hunderd plus Michigan fans at the bar. This week is back to normal in front of the TV just me, my wife and these terrible screaming kids I have. If we win and I am pretty confident we will that will be the strategy for the rest of the season.
Lou Holtz is "the only one who recognizes" that ND is back. (At least I think that's what he said.)
We have to dog sit this weekend for a friend, so we'll be staying home with the 1-year-old wild man Golden Retriever today. At least they put his Michigan bandana on before they left. I've got my mini-keg of Bell's Best Brown chilling in the fridge along with two 6-packs of Short's brews that I've never tried. Short's 'Bloody Beer' to start, followed by their new Black Cherry Porter... mouth is watering as I type.
As far as the game is concerned, I can't help but feel the Iowa players will be distracted by the smell of the corn harvest in the air. And while the thoughts of driving the John Deere combine dances in their head, Denard will be unleashing the "dreaded" holy hellfire-dilithium Batman!!! offensive attack we know and love. Go Blue!
I am working until 3:30am (yeah... 12 time zones away) before I watch our team go kick some Hawkeye butt. Stand behind the team.
Getting stuff for the tailgate packed. It's burgers, sweet potato fries, grilled portabello, baked beans with all the fixins.
And beer, lots and lots and lots of beer (to numb the senses -- I do not have a good feeling about this game).
Hope to be surprised.
Im watchin the game at work...so hopefully we wont be too busy between 330 and 630
Well, um, actually a pretty nice little Saturday, we're going to go to Home Depot. Yeah, buy some wallpaper, maybe get some flooring, stuff like that. Maybe Bed, Bath, & Beyond, I don't know, I don't know if we'll have enough time before the game starts.
Do you think KFC is still open?
Lets Go Blue
I liked that at the top of the show, like 30 seconds in, Fowler mentions that Desmonds Super Bowl MVP with the Packers negates only some of the MICH hate the Wisco fans have of him
Corso just picked Iowa by 10
"Not so fast my friend"
Only one to pick Michigan because he thinks Iowa doesn't have a defensive scheme to stop Denard. A pick to win from him is awesome since he is normally pretty unbiased.
No lie, one of the worst GameDay set locations in the last 5 years.
I am really surprised with how weak the turnout is. There are a lot of people there, but it just looks awful. I wonder why they decided to film inside the stadium?
Barker from YostBuilt heard that UW administration nixed the 3 spots ESPN wanted. No idea the voracity of that claim. Tis a shame. Madison would be beautiful on a clear day.
Whats worse is you woud,expect MadTown to deliver an awesome Gameday scene. This is letdown
This is worse than the atmospheres they have for the basketball gameday knockoff
Tim Jernigan was the kid who is scared to death of flying right? Hope he made it in on a nice smooth flight...I know it is crazy the things I worry about, but I so desperately want us to land him.
Maybe it'll be a bad flight and he just won't go home.
Disagree with Desmond on his point that the NFL commissioners office has enough on it's plate with current NFL player sanctions. The NCAA is the minor league of the NFL. It may not be under the same conditions of the NHL, MLB, NBA minor leagues, but it almost certainly is THE feeder. The NFL is way invested in the college game.
I psyched to see Martinez and Robinson on the same field. Not so psyched to see Martinez and our D on the same field.
Same as last week, but with (hopefully) better results.
One of the UW fan signs in the background on College Gameday says "Terrelle can't read". Made me laugh.
Please tell me someone else just saw Big Ten Network talking about Maurice Ager's song he wrote for the MSU football team. "We are Spartans!"
Damn you ESPN for making Belima look like a caring human! I hate when my paradigms get messed with.
Where was the homemade swill last week when I needed it?
Despite questionable fame and absolutely no connection to Wisconsin, that "celebrity" picker was the best one I've seen. Everyone tries to be serious and make smart picks (that I am 99% sure the Gameday research people suggest), this guy was hilarious. He was talking trash and making complete homer picks.
"Let's be honest, if OSU [Oklahoma State in his case, but applies to us] was playing a women's college I'd still pick against them."
Unfortunately I won't be able to watch the game this week as I will be busy getting my drank on for a night out. I hate late kickoffs and the fact that none of my friends care about football...
Time to get new friends.
Unfortunately I'm in England so it will be 8.30 and its hard to find guys here who care about football enough to watch it... Oh I miss Ann Arbor.
I hope today that OSU loses, and then wins all their games. That way I can't worry about MSU being Big Ten champs and them losing as much.
so what you're saying is that you want OSU to beat Michigan, and then MSU will become undisputed BT champs.
This is the first game this season that I'll miss. I have to go to a mid October wedding..? Anyways is there a good radio I can download on my iPhone?
The Illinois receivers knee was down! No fumble. Bad call.
A defense, we have not.