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I don't think they changed Les at all actually
national champs baby
Patrick Hruby is doing God's work.
first comment: "EVERY ATHLETE HAS ASPIRATIONS OF WINNING AND WE HAVE OUR FAVORITES BUT IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO OTHER STUDENTS ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS, TOO!"
stupid Pistons and their refusal to tank properly
rundown of Michigan's riser
needs moar usage
so much for that
This list is completely arbitrary and not a genuine analysis of the relative merits of state fossils.
will be michigan's highest pick in a while
money has to go somewhere
I am only motivated by people who have no opinion about me.
the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
but I thought that draft was supposed to be incredibly loaded?
I am mildly amused by these
Current Smug rating: "lethal"
cant wait for the penalties to rack up just with tsio's "O" gloves last year
Why would you want Notre Dame to score and have the chance to be flagged for it? I hope they never score again.
Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
- Vince Lombardi
he means penalties for OSU players selling their gloves. Notice the "O" reference in there?
Edit: I just reread his post, and the missing "like" threw me off. You're right. I'm stupid, and so was the initial post.
you better hope the officiating crew from the 2010 OSU game isn't working the UTL game.
Formerly known as PahokeePahokee
I have already come to peace that ND won't get any favorable calls in Ann Arbor. That way maybe just maybe, I could be surprised, please? come on I said please.
You guys are knowledgeable, respectful, and enthusiastic. But Dear Sweet Tapdancing Touchdown Jesus, if I hear one more complaint about the refs...
They no longer call me Bisbiño
You're biased because you've been living in South Bend. Every fan base is colossally guilty of believing in the massive ref conspiracy.
It's all John Navarre's fault.
I lived among the Wolverines for 4 years, and the Sparties for nearly that long. And while every fan base blames the refs, most teams blame the refs for SPECIFIC blown calls: Eddie Brown tripping Desmond Howard, Spartan Bob stopping the clock, etc. Michigan fans (and State fans, from my experience) chalk plenty of losses up to refs, but they blame incompetence and "blown calls" rather than a full-on conspiracy.
Irish fans, on the other hand, seem to take the "the refs had it out for us" to a pathological level. It isn't about specific blown calls. For example, they really believe that the '09 loss was because the refs WANTED Michigan to win, and that they actively tried to help MIchigan. The only comparable tinfoil pathos I have seen is that of Penn State.
Having Penn St. alums in my family, I'm pretty famliar w/ Penn St fans. I've never seen another fan base so convinced of a very real conspiracy against them. Paterno feeds into it. It's bizarre.
It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future. -- Yogi Berra
When PSU was an independent they WOULD get favorable calls at home and now they get the same bias all B1G teams get. ND would get ref bias but they have to use B1G refs for UM/MSU/PUR so they don't get the usual home field advantage. IMHO.
Fuck it, Dude, let's go bowling.
Most Notre Dame fans seem to think they haven't lost a game in the past decade, they've merely been screwed hard by the refs. I counter by pointing out that makes Willingham and Weis good coaches. After all they had winning gaming plans, the refs just screwed Notre Dame. So if they embrace the "refs hate us" line, they have to admit Weis was a good coach. That tends to shut them up right quick.
The ones I know think they lost Yackety Sax. Is that an excuse to post it?
You never, ever, need a reason to post Yakety Sax! I would run this video in constant loop if it wouldn't stop all productivity in my life.
Ahh the good ole days when we had a defense.
You can't judge an entire fanbase, but I agree that Notre Dame has more than their fair share of whiney fans that throw out the ref complaint without thought.
I was at the 2006 47-21 beatdown Michigan gave Notre Dame in South Bend and a guy in front of me was literally blaming the refs every other minute and literally claimed that the refs handed Michigan that win and we couldn't take pride in it. When I tried to discuss his point of view a few ND fans actually jumped in and supported the idea that the refs were tossing the game in Michigan's favor.
Abort, Retry, Fail?
ND fans claim conspiracy because they aren't familiar with actual enforcement of the rules. In south bend, the ball doesn't even need to cross the goal line to be called a Touchdown.
how about.....I hope they fire up some spotlights to help keep those ND receivers' shadows in bounds
1) You aren't exactly helping fight that "ND blames the refs" thing...
haha you're taking me way too seriously, oh man
'Tis all in good fun.
You and I could get along
what a day, yet another happy couple on the mgoboard.
and MGoRomance is in the air <3 <3 <3
It might be easier to get along if you stopped disappearing for six months like you did after last year's game.
one of you is genuinely smug, the other tries desperately to appear so.
I wouldn't fit in that love mudball
just be gentle
Is really skinny.
EEB c/o 2014
ND won't need any favorable calls in Ann Arbor this year. Also, ND has recieved so many favorable calls against everybody over the years that an even playing field often appears to be slanted in the other team's direction to many ND fans.
As for the game, Michigan needs time to acclimate to their "new" offense. ND has had a year to acclimate to the most efficient offense in football. Even if the defenses were somehow equal, Michigan has a long climb with the offense just to get to ND's level this year. Due to its timing, this game could be THE ugly game of the season for us, and THE game that ND uses to tell everyone they are "back."
When USF transitioned from the spread to an offense that isn't quite WCO but looks a lot like what SDSU ran last year, they looked terrible in their first few games. The good news was that they looked surprisingly good toward the end.
It's obvious that Hoke doesn't care about ND nearly as much as he does "Ohio" or MSU. It will take a crushing loss to ND to piss Hoke off enough to see it as a true rivalry game. That will probably come this year. By the end of the year, Michigan will have four percieved rivalry games: ND, MSU, Nebraska, and Ohio. If they go 2-2 this year and the victories are against MSU and Ohio, I'm guessing the staff and the fanbase will be happy.
Not like that, thankfully. Those seem a little court-jestery to me.
Denard has spent the offseason working really hard and smiling at people.
Wow, those are awful. I like the ND jerseys, but wow, the gloves are terrible. Please say Michigan's don't form a block M.
After the penalties in last year's Ohio game, I'm surprised they are even trying it.
Your friendly neighborhood contrarian.
Why does he have 2 faces?
... someone's been feeding the leprechaun radioactive lucky charms ...
This is home...
Thats no arm, just one of the perks of being irish
Everyone knows the Irish aren't blessed in that department
Hurry to meet death before your place is taken.
dude look at his feet its all in proportion
well, if it IS male genitalia, its certainly not healthy genitialia.
plastic surgery gone wrong...
Those gloves are sticky. I am seeing a lot of dropped balls by ND in that game. Michigan will be bringing the lumber when they hit that night.
Those are the best "logo in glove" gloves I've seen. Nike does them for every school, but those look pretty sweet.
I hope ours is an awesome looking Block M with some wolverine stripes on the backs or some shit. Lightning bolts... wait. what. where am i?
Hide ya kids, hide ya wife.
So this year's Jimmy Clausen/Charlie Weis/Manti Teo/Brian Kelly Memorial One-Missing-Link-Between-ND-and-a-BCS-Title is...
When I see the gloves I sense an optical illusion.
Do you see a little green rainbow hopper?
I do, on the right side of the photo.
Do you see an early Matt Groening-type character?
I do, on the left side of the photo of the gloves, the two left-most fingers in the photo facing us...one eyeball, looking away from the rainbow hopper.
5 4 3 2 1 Touchdown!
Touchdown Billy Taylor!
I see it!
Not going to lie, the futbol announcer gave me goosebumps
"im saying to myself should i do it should i not. I crossed the goaline and hey...fuck it" Desmond Howard on his Heisman pose
I think David Beckham may have done something good from the sound of it.
Formerly akron_wolverine and columbus_wolverine. New home, new name. A year in Columbus was enough.
"Return to Glory" Season 22. Airing this September on NBC.