|3 days 5 hours ago||+1 Insightful||
|4 days 11 hours ago||But it might work for us...|
|5 days 7 hours ago||CHAOS|
|6 days 6 hours ago||Two weeks||
The SUPER MOON will be upon us in 13 days
|1 week 2 hours ago||Arkansas||
It was another rough week to be an Arkansas fan as well. They blew their 8-point lead in the fourth by giving up a touchdown, 2-point conversion, and then they lost in OT without putting up a fight.
|1 week 6 days ago||Vegas||
Vegas' goal is to encourage an equal amount of betting on each side of the line. They take a cut regardless, so 50% of the money on each side of the line minimizes their risk and maximizes their expected value.
Many times, you will see a line "move," which is essentially Vegas updating their line due to market corrections so that Vegas always wins.
|1 week 6 days ago||WHOA||
|1 week 6 days ago||Lines||
The team with the minus sign is favored. "Michigan -4 against BYU" roughly translates to "Michigan's points - 4 = BYU's points."
|1 week 6 days ago||FPI||
ESPN's FPI gives us a 62% chance of victory, which also seems high to me. My intuition tells me it is a coin flip, but I could be emotionally hedging due to the last few years of having my hopes crushed.
|1 week 6 days ago||2011||
Unfortunately, the format was not different in 2011, but we got a rematch anyway. SEC bias helped keep Oklahoma State out of the championship game that year, just like it did to us in 2006 even though it wasn't officially a thing yet.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||GIF||
I know! I've counted 42 ball punches so far, and he doesn't show any sign of stopping soon.
|3 weeks 8 hours ago||Exactly||
I cannot think of many scenarios in which pumping in music is better than the band. Bands are one of the things that make college football special, and pumping in music necessarily diminishes the band.
|3 weeks 10 hours ago||Pipes||
Overall, it was better, but some of that was due to shiwonhada. However, I am still concerned about the overuse of piped-in music.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||CFP 2015||
I have TCU over Georgia in a close one.
1. Ohio State (13-0)
2. TCU (12-0)
3. Notre Dame (11-1)
4. Georgia (11-2)
Georgia upsets Ohio State in the Cotton Bowl while TCU handles Notre Dame with ease in the Orange Bowl. TCU then edges Georgia in a championship game for the ages.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||"Let's Go Blue"||
You can add "Let's Go Blue" to the list. It seems like dozens of schools copied us there too. A couple of band members wrote the notes back in the '70s and now you hear it all over the place, most recently at Virginia Tech on Monday.
I remember when Purdue's band played this during the 2012 game in West Lafayette, and they only played it once since the away section's "Let's Go Blue!" drowned out the home fans saying "Go Purdue."
|3 weeks 3 days ago||All things are possible||
We can do all things through Hackett who strengthens us.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Harbaugh||
You are doing Harbaugh's work, son.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Oh, I can Diglett||
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Here, take this!||
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Mandelbrot||
She had Mandelbrot-hands!
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Normal||
Normal is when the dot product of two vectors is zero.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Big Ten Rankings||
I use an aggregrate ranking system which uses the following respectable polls: ARWU, QS, and Times Higher Education. I do not use US World News and Report due to the well-known slew of problems and biases in that poll. Michigan finished #14 in the US and #19 in the world using my method. Here are the 2015 results for the Big Ten (dashed lines split up tiers):
6. Penn State
7. Ohio State
10. Michigan State
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Represent||
These Michigan Women represented us well. This has been quite a ride, a ride that I would gladly take any year.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||MUPPETS||
Because you can't have one without the other:
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Fewer||
"Fewer." - King Stannis
|28 weeks 11 hours ago||PhD||
One does not need a PhD (or even a degree) to do research and publish in a journal. As long as the research is good enough, it will be published.
Obviously a PhD would help quite a deal since it would build the necessary skills to perform quality research. Researching and publishing without a PhD is certainly rare, but one great exception is the physicist Freeman Dyson.
|28 weeks 12 hours ago||Many things||
I am working in data science and analytics. Many of my former classmates are software developers, consultants, or teachers.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Inflation||
"All the University of Michigan students arrested Monday night are at liberty. Fifteen of them had to furnish $1,000 bail each...Three students pleaded guilty to a charge of loitering and were fined $4.65 each. The fifteen, for whom bail was furnished by Ann Arbor businessmen, will be given a hearing on Friday."
According to various inflation calculators online, the bail would be roughly $25,000 in today's money, which seems a little steep to me. It looks like they were (literally) bailed out by some local businessmen. The $4.65 fines equate to ~$115, which sounds like a reasonable penalty.
|32 weeks 14 hours ago||Counterpoint||
Here is a concise overview of the issue, with the author cautiously taking the other side:
"We love our customers. ~Robotica"
|32 weeks 3 days ago||Did you say Drunk Uncle?||
|33 weeks 2 days ago||4/5||
It would be such a bummer to have to play all of those weird 5* sophomores.
|33 weeks 2 days ago||Expert||
I mean, that would make him an expert on the topic. I think it is more damning that an Alabama fan wrote about how Ohio State's recent practices of forcing transfers, medical hardshipping, etc. are so bad.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||Champing||
Great analysis. I am champing at the bit to read more. By the way, thank you for using that idiom correctly. I think Larry was on to something...
|37 weeks 1 day ago||Por que no los dos?||
Why not enforce both punishments? Arguably the main reason the whole thing was covered up was to protect the football program. The cover up indirectly led to success on the football field (no PR issues, no negative effect on recruiting, etc.), so why not punish the football program as well?
|37 weeks 1 day ago||Impressed||
Impressed, yes. Surprised, no. I'm sure he got home, slept for 15 minutes, and then woke up ready to attack the day with enthusiasum unknown to mankind.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||Complement||
This complements the article nicely:
|37 weeks 2 days ago||Embedded video from the article|
|37 weeks 5 days ago||Gandalf||
Gandalf is a dick.
|37 weeks 6 days ago||He covers alot? With fur?||
|38 weeks 1 day ago||Buddha||
You're like a miniature Buddha covered in hair.
|38 weeks 3 days ago||Dougherty||
This all but confirms the Dougherty rumor. It looks like FootballScoop actually got something right during this coaching search.
|38 weeks 3 days ago||HAR-BAUGH||
|38 weeks 4 days ago||Common Name, But||
Greg Jackson is a common name. There are two others listed in the directory (a medical student and an alumnus), but gregjack has no information. That makes me think this Greg Jackson was recently added to the directory, which may turn out to be good news for us!
|38 weeks 4 days ago||#Charles||
His name is Charles, he plays defense, and he was born in the mid-90s. All signs point to
|38 weeks 4 days ago||Let Him Stay!||
Let Him Stay! Let Him Stay!
|38 weeks 5 days ago||Unique Name||
Well, that explains why he is in the system already.
|39 weeks 1 day ago||Tears||
The tears of Michigan State fans who realize their short reign is almost over.
|39 weeks 1 day ago||Wait...||
Wait...is this one of your tricks?
|39 weeks 1 day ago||Even Years||
Unfortunately, due to the new schedule, we will have to play MSU and OSU on the road in even years. It is going to be exceptionally difficult to win both of those games, especially the latter, and make it into the playoff. I think we'll have a good 2015 (9-10 wins), better 2016 (10-11 wins), and then make the playoff in 2017.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||Touche||
I did not realize that. Impressive.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||Just 7||
Just 7, not 7!!!!. I don't think even Oregon can score ~3x10^84 points in 60 minutes. I mean, that's roughly 4,000 touchdowns per atom in the visible universe.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||Gambling||
Even if you are good at gambling, I would recommend sitting out any Oregon games. Usually the lines are absurd (e.g., -22) and it's just best to hold on to your money.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||Humans||
Humans sometimes have strange ideas.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||Helmet||
"It'll take more than a helmet on the ground to get me..."
This complements his tripping quip from yesterday quite nicely.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||Jack?||
Can Jack park there too?
|39 weeks 4 days ago||Last Night||
Since Earth days are getting longer (due to tidal forces), last night was the longest night ever.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||Everything Is Awesome||
Everything is cool when you're part of a team. Everything is awesome when we're living our dream.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||Does John U. Bacon count as a source?||
|41 weeks 1 day ago||Harbaugh?||
|41 weeks 1 day ago||Ohio||
Ohio passed similar legislation banning players from unionizing months ago. One source: http://www.nbc24.com/news/story.aspx?id=1047025#.VJRUuV4AE0
|41 weeks 1 day ago||Half Life 3||
Half Life 3 confirmed.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||Whew||
|41 weeks 2 days ago||TomVH?||
If only TomVH were still around to console you during these times.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||Yes||
Yes, but Brown is in the bottom tier of the Ivy League, along with Dartmouth. Many Big Ten schools are better than these two as far as research goes (e.g., Michigan, Northwestern, Wisconsin, and Illinois). I could see him leaving for one of the mid-tier Ivies like Cornell or Penn to avoid the athletics conflict.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||You hear that mods?||
The East German Judge would like some censorship around here.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||Cart, Horse||
|42 weeks 43 min ago||Human Puppet||
I expressed my confusion in the first post, but my pesky human puppet hijacked my account and made the second post.
|42 weeks 1 hour ago||Nope||
While it is true that Manwe and the other Valar sent Gandalf (and the other four Istari) to Middle Earth as part of a master plan, it was Eru himself who revived Gandalf.
From The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin paperback edition, 2000):
"[Gandalf] was sent by a mere prudent plan of the angelic Valar or governors; but Authority had taken up this plan and enlarged it, at the moment of its failure. 'Naked I was sent back - for a brief time, until my task is done'. Sent back by whom, and whence? Not by the 'gods' whose business is only with this embodied world and its time; for he passed 'out of thought and time'." (p. 203)
As Tolkien said in this letter, Gandalf was not sent back by "the gods" (e.g., Manwe as you suggested), rather "Authority" intervened since the Valar's plan failed. Tolkien refers to Eru as "Authority" in other letters (e.g., "Authority" is listed under "Eru" in the index), so it is clear that it was Eru who was responsible for reviving Gandalf.
|42 weeks 1 hour ago||How...what the...||
I thought we killed each other on the peak of Zirakzigil, yet here you are wearing white and looking stronger than ever. Eru Iluvatar always played favorites, the bastard.
|42 weeks 1 day ago||Sarcasm Detector||
My Sarcasm Detector just surpassed its decibel limit and exploded.
|42 weeks 1 day ago||Alumni||
When I watch games from my dad's seats, I put on a show for the older fans. They haven't joined me yet, but it certainly puts smiles on their faces.
|42 weeks 2 days ago||RULE 1||
I'm not sure I trust a forum whose first rule is:
DON'T POST ANY PORN, YOU WILL BE BANNED
|42 weeks 5 days ago||+200||
It just moved to Michigan +200.
|43 weeks 4 days ago||Great Man||
This news is bittersweet. Brady Hoke is a great man and a good player's coach, but unfortunately, he probably isn't the best coach for Michigan right now. Good luck to him wherever he ends up.
|43 weeks 5 days ago||Ohio State||
Ohio State has 37 varsity sports according to their website, which is similar to the number we offer.
|44 weeks 11 hours ago||28 points||
This defense gave up 35 points, 7 of which were with a very short field due to Gardner's interception. We can blame the defense for giving up 28 points. That is good against this Ohio State offense.
|48 weeks 1 day ago||We're not in Kansas anymore|
|48 weeks 1 day ago||I'll be watching||
|50 weeks 3 days ago||Whee||
|51 weeks 3 days ago||Tres Mas||
Here are some more (although these have to do with the university, not the state):
|51 weeks 5 days ago||No||
It was probably the best TV show of the early 90s, but it pales in comparison to The Wire and Breaking Bad (which isn't saying much since almost every TV show in history is dwarfed by these two).
|1 year 4 days ago||Humanity > Machinery||
"More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent, and all will be lost."
-Charlie Chaplin, The Great Dictator (1940)
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Best line||
Nicely done! This is my favorite line:
Michigan is number one, roses in the winter sun
|1 year 3 weeks ago||RUDY SUCKS||
They made my brother turn his "RUDY SUCKS" shirt inside-out in '06. He obviously just reversed it again once he got through the gate.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Shortcut||
Is it called an airplane?
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Fig Things||
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Flame of Udûn||
-Gandalf the Grey, January 15, Year 3019 of the Third Age
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Saving for my records||
"I'm...eating a lemon if I'm wrong."
-nowayman, September 3rd, 2014 at 8:21 PM
|1 year 4 weeks ago||ESPN||
And I heard ESPN and Google boycotted the polls this year.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Party||
Let's get this lemon party started!
|1 year 5 weeks ago||. playoffs . yes||
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Pah||
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Purdue||
Went to Purdue for grad school, can confirm
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Middle school||
Many of the athletes who will participate in these games are not even in middle school yet.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Getting||
Geting Canisius to the tournament is in itself worth 5 wins. That puts him at 20-8.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||I just have one thing to say...||
WIN THE GAME
|1 year 31 weeks ago||In Chicago...||
In Chicago, we call that the Belmont Transfer.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||I enjoyed||
I enjoyed your subtle sarcasm. I hope others do as well.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Zimbabwe||
Zimbabwe dollars and we have a deal.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Thad is Thad :(||
|1 year 34 weeks ago||I heard||
I heard it's a shaky place to live these days.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||That's like||
That's like comparing that one guy that cut in front of you in line three years ago to Hitler.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Yes.||
Yes, in Columbus. Thanks, Big Ten!
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Work||
|1 year 36 weeks ago||4!?||
I think 24 threads might be overkill.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Ohio State||
You should add Ohio State to your winnable games list.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||11||
Did you forget about 2011 or are you looking for exactly 10 wins?
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Update||
The Cynic Ale was good, and this Obsidian Stout is fantastic. I highly recommend this to my fellow MGoBloggers.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Deschutes, Surely||
I will be enjoying a can of Surly Cynic Ale followed by an Obsidian Stout by Deschutes.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Correction||
He made appearances in six games in 2012 but none in 2013. That's not a good sign for him.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Richardson?||
My guess is Terry Richardson. He hasn't seen the field yet since he hasn't put on weight. I could see him leaving for a smaller program.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||BleacherReport||
You're really posting something from BleacherReport? Really?
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Northwestern||
Don't overlook Northwestern. I bet Fitzgerald will have them competing for the West most years.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Depends||
In odd years, yes. In even years, no way.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Ah.||
I was going to say that this is nice since now we can distinguish between the two. I didn't realize Illinois changed the name as well. They should change it back while they have the chance.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Cool.||
This is a great idea. I'm surprised it took this long to get an analogous basketball banner.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Bad hire.||
Tough gain for USC.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Your face.||
Your face is funny.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||michimoby||
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Awesome.||
This is just awesome. Many man tears will be shed.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||May I?||
May I pass?
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Thanks||
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Same||
I am also driving out to Iowa and would like to know the answer to this question. Marty, what about you?
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Helen Keller||
Did you know that Helen Keller had a circus in her backyard?
Neither did she.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||No||
No, you are doing it wrong.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||I read that.||
I read that in Jon Benjamin's voice thanks to your avatar. It made your comment approximately seven times better.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Block||
That was a clean block. ARGH! Excuse me while I go cry in the corner.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Thanks.||
Thanks for the update. It's nice to get an inside view of where we stand with these guys.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||All||
All of this was made official yesterday and posted on the front page. Florida in 2017 and Ball State in 2018 are still not confirmed.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Northwestern||
Don't count out Northwestern. Fitzgerald will be there for a long time and has been coaching and recruiting at levels unseen at Northwestern. They will be competitive in the West year in and year out. Nebraska will also be competitive as always (especially if they hire a better coach).
|1 year 49 weeks ago||F+||
This is one of the reasons many of the BCS computers don't start running their algorithms until midseason--there isn't enough relevant data. I believe the Football Outsiders predicted doom and gloom for us, but that was based on pre-season data, which is a horrible data set to analyze for predictive purposes. Now that we are midway through the season, the data set is much, much better (but still not great due to the small sample size), and we should trust them a little more now.
|1 year 52 weeks ago||Depends on your definition.||
If you include grad schools, Michigan is in the top 15 in the world. If you just look at undergrad, Michigan is a top 30 school in the country. Either way, Michigan is considered a smart school by many. They aren't private though, so they aren't included with "smart" schools like Stanford, Duke, and Vanderbilt.
|2 years 3 days ago||Last week.||
That's what we were saying last week though. With the bye week, I do think we have a better chance at coming out strong on Saturday, but we'll see. I'm cautiously optimistic at this point.
|2 years 1 week ago||Turnovers.||
It's difficult to put up points when we turn the ball over 4-5 times in a game. As long as we regress in the turnover department (which we should), we will stop scoring in the 20s against bad defenses.
|2 years 1 week ago||Whoa.||
Did Brian just predict a normal score? I am so confused.
Edit: ...and late.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Milk||
Milk was a bad choice.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||San Diego Mick||
I don't know why you are getting so much shit from everyone. This is a nice gesture. If I lived in San Diego, I would probably join you.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Hmm.||
Which guy should I trust? The guy who watched the game live who provides merely anecdotal evidence...or the guy who watched the game live, then watched every play in slow motion multiple times, and then wrote up a detailed explanation of each play? Hmm.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||O Line||
I would not be surprised to see Lewan-Bryant-Glasgow-Kalis-Schofield start against Minnesota after the bye week. At this point, I think I would be more surprised if Miller was still the starter in October.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Chicken and the Egg||
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Awful refs.||
This was a complete screw up by the refs. It was clearly a delay of game on the Arizona State player laying on the ball. I'm glad I'm not a Wisconsin fan.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Oklahoma||
Oklahoma looks pretty bad this year too. Baylor or Oklahoma State will win the conference.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||All of them.||
They all committed. All of them.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Hello.||
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Lots of positives.||
Lots of positives to take away from this game. It's a good thing T. Gordon will be replacing Furman against Notre Dame since Furman seemed to be our biggest weakness. It's scary to imagine how good this defense will be next year (and the year after, and the year after...).
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Dick.||
There's no need to be a dick about it.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Cool||
That story you just told is quite possibly the coolest story I have ever heard.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Now.||
Now, for a cheer, they are here triumphant.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Neither||
Just a fan.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Ufer||
Bob Ufer. *Honk honk honk*
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Stalwart step||
In slawart step they're nighing. With shouts of vict'ry crying. We hurrah, hurrah, we greet you now. Hail.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||NDSU||
I could see North Dakota State beating Kansas State in a huge upset. NDSU is coming off back-to-back FCS National Championships while Kansas State lost their Heisman-contending quarterback and should regress quite a bit this year. The only thing going for them is that Bill Snyder is a wizard dressed as a human.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Impressive.||
That is actually impressive. Hopefully Baumgardner is not such a soothsayer (since I would rather beat Michigan State, go 12-0, and win the Big Ten).
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Because||
You can't have one without the other.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||-1 Redundant||
|2 years 6 weeks ago||934 days?||
Do we play Michigan State in basketball on March 13, 2016 or something?
|2 years 6 weeks ago||14th||
Michigan was also ranked 14th in the 1997 preseason poll.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||+1 Funny||
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Slocum||
Slocum must have finally made an account.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Wait.||
You are likely going to have to wait awhile. Michigan and Ohio State will be able to compete with the top SEC teams soon, but the rest of the Big Ten is not going to be so good. The rest of the Big Ten is just not recruiting like even bottom-of-the-pack SEC teams.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Brady.||
Tom Brady was not that special during his years at Michigan. Sure he was good, but definitely not "Legend" material.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Wisconsin's 2016 schedule:||
9/3 LSU at Green Bay
9/10 at Virginia Tech (although this is supposedly being pushed back to another year per Twitter)
10/1 at Michigan
10/8 at Michigan State
10/15 Ohio State
10/22 at Iowa
11/19 at Purdue
If Virginia Tech stays on the schedule, that will be a brutal OOC schedule combined with a brutal conference schedule: at Michigan, at Michigan State, Ohio State for the crossovers immediately followed by a string of at Iowa, Nebraska, Northwestern. Good luck Wisconsin! For your sake, I hope you're still good in a few years.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Embeddified.||
|2 years 8 weeks ago||I thought.||
I thought this was announced a few weeks ago. Maybe I just heard a rumor and now it is confirmed? Either way, this is a great move. It will be exciting to see Norfleet get more touches, and I think this position will be a great fit for him.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Permalink.|
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Gandalf.||
Gandalf is actually a pretty nice dude and let's me pass all the time. He was just tyring to impress everyone in front of the camera at the Bridge of Khazad Dum.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||FBS||
I was only considering FBS teams.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Credit||
I didn't write this by myself. I got a lot of help from Talpostal and some other users. Also, check out the comments section since there is a lot more information there (since we maxed out the word count for the post).
|2 years 9 weeks ago||USC.||
The only team that Michigan has a losing record against (minimum of 10 games) is USC. We are 4-6 against them.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||A user?||
Not just any user. Don't make me use my flaming whip again.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Update on Swenson:||
I just read an interview with Swenson from today, in which he said he will likely make his decision about a year from now. My guess is Crawford with McDowell being a dark horse.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Brian's Answer:||
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Good company.||
Wow, that is quite an impressive list of quarterbacks. Hopefully Gardner's success continues!
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Math major confirming.||
I'm just confirming your numbers. In this scenario, there is a 34.375% chance we lose four or more games. Here are some more probabilities (rounded to make it easier on the eyes):
According to Vegas, the six games you mentioned are roughly toss-ups (all of the spreads are within 3 points). However, the other games are obviously not 100% wins, so take these numbers with a grain of salt.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||For Brian:||
How worried are you about our offensive line on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being a heavily sedated chinchilla and 10 being a level 5 Sharknado? Actually, I'll just ask this myself since I'm going too.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||As seen on reddit (via HebrewHammer16):||
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Backwards.||
I think you wrote that backwards. TomVH said three out of state RBs and one in-state RB will be visiting this weekend.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Freddy J'ed.||
He's like Ivan Drago except more Russian and with a better left hook!
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Another question:||
If an irrelevant comment is posted here, will the mods remove the comment and then repost it here effectively not removing the comment?
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Barry Zuckerkorn's advice:||
Take to the sea!
|2 years 11 weeks ago||There.||
I'll be there. I'm looking forward to meeting some fellow MGoBloggers!
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Hakuna Matata||
He found his aroma lacked a certain appeal. He could clear the Savannah after every meal.
I'm a sensitive soul though I seem thick-skinned. And it hurt that my friends never stood downwind! And oh, the shame! Thought of changin' my name. And I got downhearted, everytime that I--Hey Pumbaa, not in front of the kids!--Oh, sorry.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||LBs||
Watch out for those linebackers on pogo sticks!
|2 years 12 weeks ago||The school.||
The school may have an $8 billion endowment, but that money can't be touched by the athletic department. The athletic department must make its own money and set its own budget.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Bathrooms.||
"I had two bathrooms, it was crazy." - Da'Shawn Hand
Not quite as crazy as having subs but definitly close.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Well, yeah.||
I realize that Louisville has a good chance to go to a BCS game. I was just doubting that they would be the first at-large pick. I could see them being the second or third at-large, but not the first since a powerhouse team like Michigan, Notre Dame, Texas, or Oklahoma would likely be selected ahead of them.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Louisville?||
They are projecting Clemson to play Louisville in the Orange Bowl. The Orange Bowl gets the ACC champion (so Clemson is fine here), but they also get the first at-large pick this year (after replacements). It is highly unlikely Louisville would be the first at-large pick.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Oranges.||
I have us in the Orange Bowl. I don't see us winning the conference (because I don't see us beating Ohio State twice in a row), which puts Ohio State in the Rose Bowl (not the NCG since I don't see them beating us twice in a row). If we are eligible for an at-large bid, I see the Orange Bowl taking us since they have the first at-large pick. The only other teams that might trump us would be Notre Dame and/or Texas if they are eligible. I don't see them being eligible though (Notre Dame will regress to say 9 wins and Texas will have at least two losses in a competitive Big 12). So Orange Bowl, here we come!
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Furbush?||
I'm going to go with Noah Furbush. Sam mentioned Tranquill but said he is not on commit watch. I am taking that as a hint that a LB is about to commit. We are in on Furbush, Swain, and Williams. Furbush is the only one who has visited, so I'm guessing it is him.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Both.||
Why not both? It only takes one hand to type.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Purdue.||
We don't play Purdue this year.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Did somebody say specific?||
We beat Central, Akron, Connecticut, Minnesota, Indiana, and Iowa fairly easily (Indiana gives us a scare through three quarters, but we pull away in the fourth). This leaves the good games: Notre Dame, @Penn State, @Michigan State, Nebraska, @Northwestern, and Ohio State. I am not too scared of Penn State or Nebraska, so let's call those wins. We lost some close games last year, so the following might be slightly optimistic in the hope that we regress and things fall our way this year.
Notre Dame: I think our veteran tackles should hold off ND's great line which will allow for Gardner to do well against their secondary. They also aren't as scary with Rees at the helm. UTL2 is again electric and Michigan wins another close one against the Irish. W 17-16
@Michigan State: Our defense should prevent any touchdowns since their offense is going to be terrible. Dantonio and Narduzzi will have to change their gameplan from years past due to our new pro-style offense. We have a bye before this game, which will help the good guys pull it out in East Lansing. W 16-9
@Northwestern: This is the middle game of a brutal November stretch. After physical games against Michigan State and Nebraska, Michigan drops one on the road to an experienced Northwestern team. This could be another overtime game with the home team coming out on top. L 30-24 (OT)
Ohio State: Another classic game. This should be a coin flip, so I will give it to the home team. W 31-28 Which leads to...
Ohio State (part two): As it is exceptionally difficult to beat a great team twice in a row, I am afraid I must give this one to the Buckeyes. L 27-21
I have us finishing 11-2 with losses to Northwestern and Ohio State. Ohio State goes to the Rose Bowl to face Oregon (since Stanford will play Alabama in the NCG). With the first at-large bid, the Orange Bowl selects an 11-2 Michigan team to face the ACC champion (let's just say Clemson--could be Florida State or dark horse Miami (YTM) as well).
Around the Big Ten: Ohio State 11-2 (7-2), Michigan 11-2 (7-2), Nebraska 9-3 (6-2), Northwestern 9-3 (5-3), Michigan State 8-4 (5-3), Wisconsin 8-4 (5-3), Penn State 7-5 (3-5), Indiana 6-6 (3-5), Minnesota 6-6 (3-5), Iowa 5-7 (2-6), Purdue 4-8 (2-6), Illinois 3-9 (1-7).
Bold Predictions: Minnesota beats Wisconsin. Indiana makes a bowl game(!).
Around the NCAA: Alabama wins three in a row with a win over Stanford in the NCG. South Carolina is undefeated when they lose a close one to Alabama in the SEC CG. There will be a tie atop the Big 12 standings between two to five of Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, Oklahoma, and Baylor. Even if Louisville goes undefeated, they will not make it into the championship game.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Predictions for future years.||
Your numbers are a little off. You have us going to the Big Ten Championship game five years in a row, which seems unlikely since we will share a division with Ohio State. Moreover, if we were to win the National Championship in 2017, we would need to go 15-0 (or possibly 14-1).
|2 years 14 weeks ago||2015 class||
Assuming we end up grayshirting Brady Pallante, this is effectively the second commit for 2015. This class is going to fill up quite quickly since there is strong interest from many players (Runyan Jr, Crawford, Weber, Harris, Campbell, Cole, etc) and the class size is going to be very small (13+attrition last I heard).
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Good point.||
That's a good point. I had forgotten that we needed a kicker in this class. Hopefully J. J. McGrath (2013 walk on) provides some competition as well.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Surprising.||
I'm surprised the coaches offered a scholarship to a kicker in this class since it's going to be a very small class. Interesting. Regardless, welcome to the family, Andrew!
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Top 10||
For anyone interested, here is the top ten:
2. Ohio State
6. Notre Dame
7. Florida State
8. Texas A&M
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Bran.||
Bran must go beyond the wall to find the three-eyed raven that Jojen has been talking about.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Davos.||
I don't think the comparison of Davos to Bronn is a good one. Bronn is a minor character while Davos is a major one (he gets a POV, he is Hand of the King, has an important arc, etc). The characters are also as different as can be (Davos is probably the most moral character and Bronn is an amoral sellsword).