This will end well.
this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
This will end well.
Time for a liquid lunch.
Rather, this needs to end.
I, for one, love sub .500 seasons. Very effective for driving away the riff raff posing as fans.
I think it says a lot about the strength of Michigan Hockey as a program that a season like this is considered such a massive disappointment.
That being said, I love the team I saw this weekend. They're playing their hearts out when it counts, and you can't say enough about the kind of play Shawn Hunwick has put forth. Kid has about an eye-blink's worth of game experience going into this, and he's playing like a veteran. Granted our defensive play is helping him out a great deal, but he's still playing out of his mind out there.
As for the football and basketball thing, well, that's been discussed ad nauseum.
I played in traffic.
Some of our toughest road games this year won't be easy.
at Penn State
at Notre Dame
at Ohio State
Thankfully State, Wisconsin and Uconn are at home this year. I'm not going to say we can't go above .500 because we can. This team has a future and has so much potential but 2010 needs to be the turn around season and it starts with climbing the first mountain and that is beating the Huskies at home. One game at a time my friend.
Even though ND is a tough place to play, keep in mind that they have a new coach, new QB, and still no defense.
I don't think any of us fans are happy to be looking at a 7 or 8 win season, but the university commited to drastically changning the path of the program, they are in mid-transition still. I think we are looking at the reality of what the program will be this season. I do think that we have a lot of experience coming back and players are into the system. Recruiting the kinds of players RR needs, has been happening, but we are not yet at the moment when we are expecting to win every game. I think we will be there, but we are not there yet. I think last season had some great moments but lots of freshmen put into the line of fire, had injuries, mental breakdowns etc, that lead to some disappoinments. We will be better this year.
This here message board would be the week-in, week-out recipient of the Tears of Unfathomable Sadness.
UNC would win everything.
Lets burn everyone that supports this indefensible position, especially those responsible for the acceptance propaganda MGOBLOG!
"We are Michigan for god sakes. Start playing like it."
I will try. I know I didn't personally record a single tackle last season, but with your encouragement I will put in 110% effort. For god sakes.
took a beer from my cooler during a pre-game tailgate party, without asking. So I jumped up and cloth's lined his ass into the ground, B.G. style. So, for the effort, I am giving myself one "un-official" tackle for last year....
They're going to be too young and we'll have an experienced offense. If the D is better we should be fine. Look what we did with RR year#1 with a patched together O against an experienced D.
We beat PSU at PSU...take it to the bank today.
Wow. 10-2 would be okay? I would love to see pictures of your ex-girlfriends because you sir have very high standards.
The offseason: Where ridiculous threads like this live
this is win
Personally, I will be unhappy with 7 wins. I expect 8 and hope for 9+.
You act like Michigan has gone 11-1 at worst every season under Lloyd's/Bo's tenure. Michigan did go 7-5 not too long ago, without the slightest hint of restructuring. Just relax, we will be fine.
And when Michigan went 7-5 in 2005, we were dangerously close to a 4-7 season. We beat Iowa in overtime, MSU in overtime, and Penn State in that miracle one second.
App State for me is like going 0-12.
bouje shut up about appy st. you've already mentioned it twice in this thread alone, not to mention the countless others times you've brought it up. you sound like a state fan right now. we get it, you hated the appy state loss. so did everybody.
with a CoCo avatar.
it makes perfect sense now, you would be a leno fan.
I'm also with CoCo and thought that he was funny as hell. But you being with CoCo and questioning why I support RR is eerily similar.
But hey that's just my like opinion man.
I don't even know how that makes sense.
Don't worry, it doesn't.
but we didnt thats the point - we won those games. the year osu won the national championship they had something like 5 games they won by 6 points or less...sure they could have loss those games and gone a measly 7-5 but they didnt. thats what good teams do, they win close games.
Was ridiculously close to being a great season or a disaster. All the games save EMU, NIU, NW and IU were close. The 5 games we lost were to ND by 7 (we all remember the crap from that game), Wisconsin and Minny by 3 and OSU and Nebraska by 4.
a great point that often goes unnoticed - when people cite to the 2005 season they talk about how bad it could have been. people fail to remember the other side of the coin: how good it could have been.
that's what lucky teams do.
Actually, good teams don't have to win a ton of close games to be considered a good team. Those teams are called lucky teams. I don't think anyone would consider 2002 OSU as a "good" team by any stretch, let alone would anyone on this board even acknowledge that they won the NC that year. "Good" teams are consistently dominant with one or two close games to get through, not five or six. "Lucky" teams consistently rely on catching a break.
My larger point was that this year we were just as close to winning 7 games as we were to losing 7 games in 2005. Irrational fans like OP tend to forget that.
To OP--don't go screaming back for the good ole days just yet. Unless you enjoyed those games where played teams like San Diego State, and yes, App. State, way too close than we should've with all of our talent. Just calm the hell down and wait for 2010 to play out.
Bo would roll over in his grave if he read thread posts like this...
So, Brian left the retard filter off again?
Oh, fuck us, man. We are so screwed.
"Bo would roll over in his grave" should be outlawed. I'm pretty sure that you being PISSED about how the current state of Michigan football is UNACCEPTABLE is not going to change the fact that this team is very likely not going to win 10 games. This post should be used as a template on how to be an unreasonable fan.
OP totally hits reset when he loses in NCAA 20xx.
...I think I'll just sing instead.
OP is the type of guy who gets on sports radio shows and opines on how our team would be so much better is we traded [player a] for [player b] or how we should get [free agent x] as if they were the GM of the team.
The only time it matters when you say the team needs to win 9 [substitute personal number of wins important to you] or else is when there are actual consequences:
...you are in a position to fire the GM, coach, atheletic director or blow up the team and start fresh
...you will actually cancel your seasons tickets [Though, I lump this into the same category as canceling your Toronto Maple Leafs season tickets. The Leafs sell out every game and they have been aweful for four decades. When there is a lottery for seasons tickets, as there is for UM football, the likely impact of you canceling yours will be noticed about as much as fly hitting the windshield of a locomotive. More likely some poor schlep will be dancing the jig now that he finally has gotten season's tickets.]
...you will not donate the millions you were planning to donate to the athletic department, the absence of which will likely result in the firing of someone.
...you will return your diploma like Tom Peters tried to do with his Stanford MBA
...you will just stop paying attention [which might be a plus for everyone else]
Otherwise saying the team needs to win X number of games is akin to saying dumb stuff like, "We should try to get more blue chip 4 and 5 star guys that will be a good fit for our system." Really. I am sure the coaches hadn't thought of that. When coach reads the blog, which I am sure he does for insight just like this, the lights will go on and from then on we will start to turn things around.
I've said it once, and I'll say it again. I don't think that a 6-6, or 7-5 season is anybody's aspiration. The popular consensus here is that RR must compile one of those records in order to keep his job. Most people here, (myself included) not only think that RR is a damn good coach, but he will restore U of M back to their winning ways. I for one do not want to see him ran out of here before he has had a chance to graduate a class or prove that he can win here. If 7+ wins buys him more time to REBUILD this program then so fucking be it.
We are still in transition, I know it sucks believe me. We just need to keep the faith and hopefully this year we get 7 to 9 wins.
"I want a hamburger. No, cheeseburger. I want a hot dog. I want a milkshake. I want potato chips..."
"You'll get nothing, and like it!"
"WE'RE MICHIGAN! WE DESERVE TO WIN ALL OUR GAMES! IT'S OUR BIRTH-RIGHT!"
For God's sake, take your losing like a man. Did you choose to be a Michigan fan so you wouldn't have to deal with losing?
The "Leaders and Best," to me, means more than just winning all the time. It also means how to have grace, integrity, and poise in the face of adversity. This is how we will distinguish ourselves, not by crying that every one of our coaches needs to win 90%+ of his/her games or be fired.
Might I suggest the following:
Moosehead rant eh.
So the people north of us were trying to come up with a name for their country and they started throwing out some possible letters. It played out something like this:
And thus the name Canada was born :)
fuck did you rack up 1000+ points