DAYS UNTIL FOOTBAW IS BACK
I freaking love that picture.
Yes please!!! So close now
Hoping D-Green and D-Smith can emulate THIS #32.
I believe that Ty Isaac will be wearing #32 on offense, so hopefully he can channel this #32 and distribute the power equally amongst the RB corps. That would make for some big smiles in Ann Arbor certainly.
Glad that that the wait is not much longer for football though. I should start working on the "end of OT Season" post, although we'll still have a couple weeks yet.
Somehow this is the ATrain TD I remember the best; maybe because it doesn't get any easier than this...
I watched the whole clip, and was reminded of how Michigan achieved...well, that with TOM EFFIN' BRADY as the starting QB.
First, inexplicable losses to grotesquely out-manned teams led to a 9 win Michigan team playing in the Hawaii Bowl against a Hawaii squad that was every bit as out of their league against Michigan as any MAC cupcake on Michigan's regular schedule.
Second, the whole offense was A-train left, A-train right, A-train up the middle, and A-train breather (when anyone else got the ball). I love me my Anthony Thomas, but for the love of God, how about you go past the second page of your play book?!
Between that and wasting snaps on offense for that future first round hall of famer, Drew Henson, TOM EFFIN' BRADY mid-way through the 4th quarter was 9 of 10 for less than 150 yards, and that was with Tai Streets open on every play. No wonder Brady was still available in the 6th round of the draft. The most savage criticism I can make about Lloyd Carr is his squandering of four years of eligibility of TOM EFFIN' BRADY!
All that said, somehow those Michigan teams of that era managed to consistently win about 10 games a season and actually out-class their Bowl opponents that badly when they stumbled into those kind of Bowl games.
I'm genuinely torn. On the one hand, those really were the good old days and they included the one Michigan National Championship of my lifetime (and I'm 53). On the other hand, GOD'S BLOOD! Open up the effin' play book and throw down the effin' field when the other team puts 22 men in the box (and you have TOM EFFIN' BRADY at QB)! Anyone remember the Alamo Bowl when they lost to Texas A&M by consistently feeding Wheatley the ball while the WRs had single coverage all game, AND the one time they threw deep it went for a TD?
Like I say, I'm torn. I think Lloyd Carr is a fine gentleman who always reflected credit on the University, and in retrospect, his coaching record for all its warts and frustrations looks better and better. On the other hand, how much of that is Michigan owning Earl Cooper and Ohio State while Lloyd was the coach, contrasted with OSU under Tressel and Meyer owning Michigan ever since? (And how much of that was good luck during the former followed by bad luck during the latter, and to the extent it was more than luck, doesn't Lloyd get credit for that?)
Bah, the heckler with it! Bring on football and just win baby!
UM didn't play their bowl game in Hawaii, that was a regular season game. They played in the Citrus Bowl after the 1998 season.
Love me some A-train but he had a habit of putting the ball on the ground at inopportune times.
Well... that one time in particular
your thinking Northwestern 2000. He also put it on the ground late in the 2000 Orange Bowl inside the Alabama 5. I remember the 2000 Illinois game too - except the refs blew the call and UM got to keep the ball.
Thunder and lightning is a good way to describe it...
Who's in the picture? The esteemed Jordan Kovacs wore #11 as an honorary Wistert, right?
/s - hopefully obviously
/get off my lawn
/I miss these posts and am quite excited for football to be back
651,432 days left?!
...for football to start AND there has been such a dearth of quality posts this summer outside of soccer...I happily up-vote this thread!
As soon as I saw There Are... my mind quickly added up the days and I pictured Kovacs before I clicked. Thank you for this!
Who we use for Aug 29 and 28 for the countdown :)
Countess is listed as #2.
We must protect this house!
Anyone know what Mr Kovacs is doing these days? I would love to see him get into coaching and maybe even eventually end up back at Michigan in some capacity.
is still listed on the Miami Dolphin's active roster...at least as of today.
I went to the Dolphins game last year week 17. He was still on the active roster then.
I was driving home last night, realized we're <5 weeks from the start of the season and started singing the Victors.
I live right by a High School and their marching band started practicing on Monday night. It's happening!
Insert Andy Samberg orgasm face.
Actually, 31 days left
IT CHECKS OUT. HE'S RIGHT.
Nick Benda days left.
31 nights, 32 days if you include today. Why you gotta buzzkill it, anyway?
Because I'm not waiting an extra day for football goddammit!
Jordan Kovacs is above making a sack. Your argument is invalid.
Does this mean Countdown to Kickoff returns tomorrow? I know the videos are a bit blah, but at this point, I'll take anything I can get.
I'm so geeked out about the season starting I suffered through the SMU/Rutgers rerun on ESPNU last night just to watch a college game. It just made me hungrier. C'mon season! GO BLUE!
Can't wait. Curious to see how this season ends up shaking out.
"Kovas with the killshot!"
[best call ever!!!!!!!!]
to make the same comment. Kill Shot! Great call.
I'm guessing didn't mean to downvote this thread then?
Hijack Alert! (because it isn't worth a thread and this is the top thread on the board)
Every time I read any headline with a reference to the Buffalo Bill's running back Fred Jackson my instinctive reaction is: WFT!? ... followed but laughter which is slightly audible.
And then I laugh at myself for falling for it again...
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That guy never missed a tackle. Probably the most reliable defender we've had in years
Was that the game where we got dumped on and there were tornado warnings all over the place?
Also featured this great and unbiased piece of analysis before the game took place.
hell ya! Getting close now!
CAN'T WAIT. As a WMU grad and a U-M grad student, this picture always gets a laugh out of me.
Getting very anxious now.