Mike Lantry, 1972
- Member for
- 1 year 14 weeks
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Evolution of UM game experience is like TV Olympics...||
I admit that it is unlikely we will ever go back to a pure football experience at Michigan Stadium. I love Michigan football and always will and will support the team and players to the max. Still, I feel the experience over the last 8 years has deteriorated and could be better without a lot of the nonsense.
I'm old. I admit it. I fear that this will sound like a guy who shouts “get off the lawn!” I admit I started going to UM games in 1962 with my father and grandfather and continue to do so. The game experience for me is pretty hard to take with big-board-commercials, non-live rawk music and way too many TV timeouts. I see a parallel in this degradation with the TV NBC Olympics...too little action and too many distractions from play (e.g. the Olympics "up-close-and-personal" stories and commercials.) The Olympics are unwatchable on network TV, it is much better to get the Olympic action online. UM football has not gotten that bad, but is headed in the wrong direction. True fans will still go to the games without all the distractions.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Adam Coon is a beast!||
That last match was so exciting and the meet result fabulous for UM. Congrats to all the members of the UM wrestling team!!! I totally recommend checking out the UM Grappling Team at Keen!
|7 weeks 2 hours ago||BeefTank is Marshawn Lynch...||
BeefTanks is Marshawn Lynch
Viz. SeaHawks versus the Saints in the 2011 playoffs
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I would never congratulate their fan base...||
... but I will give congrats to their players. It's okay to respect your rivals and when your rivals perform well and you beat them it makes winning all the better. I hope OSU wins for the B1G and we beat the hell out of both MSU and OSU next year. We need to surpass good teams. As much as it pains me to say this, I think Hoke needs 5 years. I was so disappointed with this year. If things do not improve, after 5 years then both Brandon and Hoke will have to answer for the poor performance. Winning fixes almost everything. ... [ed] oh, and when and if we move in another direction, can we then finally get an AD who actually knows something about football coaching rather than pizza (...and yes, I do know that Brandon played a game for Bo back in the day.)
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Yes,||
now that Mongomery has been knocked out of the game.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||is Hogan hurt?||
Not sure why SU is not throwing more. Could Hogan be hurt?
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Good coaching is much more important than recruiting...||
Good coaching is more important the good recruiting... and the Stanford Story supports that idea. If in doubt about how Standord improved over Harbaugh's reign you can read the book "Rags to Roses: The Rise of Stanford Football" by Beyda, Chen and Fisher. Harbaugh is depicted as an "in your face" coach who motivated and challenged his players. I can only wonder what happens at UM under Hoke... maybe Bacon will write about it after Hoke is gone.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||WCF is The Judge...||
For the last 15 years I have always thougt the Lions were the "New York Knights" of Malamud's ' The Natural'. WCF is the Judge and wants the Lions to perform poorly, in spite of all their talent. Not sure who Roy Hobbs is in this... but pretty certain about the Judge.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Just so sad||
"...a lot of guys lost the will to play as a family."
What will be the plan to recover from this? Jeebus!
|9 weeks 4 days ago||$$$||
Yes. It seems to be all about $$$ and entertainment (piped in music at BH). The problem is that few of the real fans were entertained by our poor performance over all this year especially against our rivals. In the last 6 years we are 2-10 against MSU and OSU combined. Sad.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Why will we be better in 2014?||
Does anyone really think we will beat MSU, OSU, ND and win 9 or 10 games next year? In 2015? It's impossible to polish this...Fred Flinstone cannot coach. He may be a great recruiter but he had a month to prepare and showed up with this nonsense. Can't wait for the presser...
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Practice time, experience and recruiting...||
After our tough year, this is still a great opportunity for our younger players to get some real game experience and build on the OSU game. If Gardner is at all hurt, then getting him healthy for next year is more important than risking a more serious injury for a win against KSU. Moreover, with Gardner out there is actually less pressure on Morris and our expectations should be exactly what we would expect from a Frosh QB. If he plays well, then we, as fans, should do what we can to try to tone down a QB rivalry between Morris and Gardner next year. I'm looking forward to the game and hope Gardner gets healthy and Morris gets some confidence.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||No Man Cave...||
But I do have a metal shop that is my hide-away... the only UM memorabilia I have in it is the 1922 UM-Minnesota game ball (UM 38 - Gophers 0) I got from my grandfather. I have it up so the grand kids won't keep trying to grab it to play with it...
|12 weeks 15 min ago||Wow... goosebumps...||
Love the 'Chris Collingsworthism' ....
"That was a moment right there.. Wow. Goosebumps"
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Mel... was the bomb!||
My childhood hockey hero... played when UM won NCAA championship in '64. I'm not sure he every had a penalty in college hockey (at least that was the rumor). Fantastic player & good coach.
|13 weeks 5 hours ago||Don James...||
... was a great coach for UW. And he was an assistant at Michigan before that, under Bump Elliot. This is s great hire for UW.
|13 weeks 5 hours ago||Seattle...||
Good move for Petersen and a great hire for UW. He knows the area for recruiting and he has a child in need of medical care available at UW's and Seattle's medical centers. I think this may have been a motivating factor. Seattle will welcome Petersen.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||1. Disappointed||
2. Sad. 3. Frustrated.
We have 10-2 or 11-1 athletes but ended the season 7-5 (disappointed). Our rivals beat us again and now we expect it (sad.) We now have 2 wins against OSU in the last 13 and have only beaten MSU once in 6 years (frustrated.)
|13 weeks 3 days ago||UCLA 1997-98...||
Data is from 15 years ago and I'm not sure about how the defenses ranked but as OC Borges at UCLA had six wins against teams ranked in top 25 in '97-'98. One bowl win vs #20 Tex A&M and loss to #9 Wisc in Rose. The Bruins ranked 5th at end of season '97 and 8th EOS '98.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Crickets?||
I was angry at the Gholston twist on Denard and thought he deserved to sit and I also posted here that Lewan deserved to get some bench time. I was not alone. Many others were embarassed by his behavior.
Trash talking has become part of the game but players that act out like this need to be disciplined. Otherwise it sends the wrong message. It is only my opinion but everybody directly involved in the fight need to understand that a lack of sportsmanship and bad behavior will be punished with missing playing time. UM and OSU players both.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||I thought this might happen...||
Football is somewhat like business, the CEO makes changes so the shareholders (the folks that buy tickets) think we're heading in the right direction. No change and the shareholders get a bit angry.
I get Hoke's loyalty, I believe he needs 5 years to build but we headed in the wrong direction this year. As a life-long (50 plus years) fan I am getting very tired of losing to OSU and MSU every year. If our talented boys (a lot of 3, 4 and 5 stars) continue to lose to teams with less talent that we have, I have to blame the coaches. It's not luck. I am so tired of settling. So, good one coach. Now you need to buckle down and better blow some doors off in the non-elite bowl game we are going to this year and better come up with a way of beating our rivals next year. As a fan I will aways watch UM and love the team but I will not be happy until we return to excellence. We have amazing athletes as we saw on Saturday. Time to put up some signature wins on the road next year or hit the road. I am so tired of this lousy product Mr. Hoke CEO, Michigan football. Oh and one more thing, no golden parachute.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Thank you Brian!||
This is the best site of its type out there. I've been involved in football and a fan for over 50 years and I still learn from this site every day. You are to be commended. Thanks for doing this.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Get a grip...||
or leave this blog. You are adding nothing to the disussion. This was a classic game. What were you watching?
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Come on...||
As football games go. This was a classic. Yeah, we lost. It sucks. But if you fail to understand the effort of the players, and the progress that was made on this day then I feel bad for you. OSU was the top rated offense in the Big Ten.... the remarkable thing is that we torched THEIR D.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||DG played a game today that I will never forget.||
He is a man! So proud to see our team fight like that.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Proud of the boys today.||
Fantastic game. Love that we went for 2. We played to win. Love the team.
|14 weeks 2 hours ago||Two scenarios...||
Our D is good and will be fired up. What happens early will make a big difference in the game. I don't expect our O to do much unless somehow JG can get free to work some magic and DG get's some time to throw, both doubtful but possible. I see it as either 17-7 UM with our Defense playng with a Godzilla-sized chip on their shoulders, plugging up the middle and forcing Miller to throw and BM not playing his best game, and forcing a couple of fumbles as well ... or worst case its 35-7 after 14-7 at half and with OSU coming on strong in the 4th quarter as our D becomes tired due to too many 3 and outs by the O. Meyer does not go for two when up 35-7. He's not Woody.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Great Post! Exploit the situation...||
Exploit the situation, squeeze every dollar out of UM Football. I live on the west coast, but went to every home game between 1966-1980 and at least 1-2 games per year since. The last few years were the first years that I was annoyed by much of the stadium experience.
Sure, the AD position has changed even since Canham was our AD (and, horror above horrors, the boyscouts' free tickets were taken away in pursuit of the extra dollar)m but this progression, the pursuit of only monetary return on investment by the AD really should be rethought. Unfortunately, I think you're correct in your assessment that Brandon will never allow himself to be second guessed.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Yes...||
Anything can happen. Our D is very good. How can you not be motivated to play your best game of the year on Saturday? I believe.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Exactly!||
Just win baby!