Mike Lantry, 1972
|2 days 17 hours ago||Legitimate points, no doubt.||
But until the young man is able to speak candidly and publicly for himself, I will try reserve judgment. Admittedly, this won't be easy, especially considering his obvious affinity towards Staee.
It has been said on this board before -- family drama could potentially be due to no fault of his own.
Reading through some of the Jason Avant articles in the wake of Avant's release from the Eagles reminded me of the long journey these kids sometimes endure, from immature teenager to adult role model. Only time will tell what path Malik chooses.
|1 week 5 days ago||"I would go to a banquet honoring those Somali pirates||
if they served bacon-wrapped-shrimp .... excuse, me."
|1 week 5 days ago||Hail Bacon!||
|1 week 5 days ago||Sweet! The Feds are on the case!||
|2 weeks 2 days ago||More harsh words in today's Philadelphia Daily News||
Decent read. Link below. My favorite excerpt is:
|2 weeks 4 days ago||(No subject)||
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Let's give it up!|
|3 weeks 2 days ago||The Plan ...||
... is to be a caricature of my online persona.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||We goin' Sizzler!!!||
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Respectfully||
I disagree. Grad school degrees entitle you to support that school so long as there is no conflict with Michigan. Also, childhood loyalties are tough to shake, but again, with the same caveat.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Temple||
Fight, Fight, Fight for the Cherry and the White!
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Eagles fans booed Santa Claus||
While it is apparently true that Santa Claus was booed, the context of the incident seems to always be lost. And as we know, context can mean everything (I'm looking at you Mr. Rosenberg and Mr. Snyder).
|6 weeks 19 hours ago||Chantel (sort of) trolls Izzo||
In her WWL article entitled "No Asterisk Needed for Michigan's Win," Chantel does a nice job trolling Izzo by cherrypicking a quote that makes it seem as if Izzo is magnanimous in defeat. My motivated bias aside, I have visions of Izzo's head imploding when he reads an article portraying him as giving Michigan credit.
“Don’t take anything away from them,” Izzo said. “They made some shots. They made some plays. We had our chance.”
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Maybe it was in this grade?|
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Blood and Victory||
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Winning the B1G is the priority||
I would trade a lower ranking for a B1G championship any day. I know that's a mostly hollow statement because winning the B1G likely will mean a better ranking. Still ... I don't care about what either the writers or other coaches/Associate to the Associate ADs think.
Looking forward, a win @ Staee, based on our compared future schedules, puts us in an excellent position to win our first outright B1G championship in almost 3(!) decades. MSU has to play @ Iowa, @ Michigan, @ Wisconsin and @ OSU. Michigan has to play @ Iowa and @ OSU. I really like our chances if we hold serve at home.
Astute grasp of the obvious: tonight's game is huge -- maybe even "Championship" huge.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Because ...||
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Just Beat Staee!||
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I'm here for the Posbang|
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Reasons 1-100 ...||
... as to why our new president should stay a comfortable level away from athletics.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I just want to Bang, Bang, Bang!|
|8 weeks 3 days ago||This explanation helped me, as I had the same question.||
(I hate the Steelers, but this site is OK)
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Feeling good, Louis!||
|19 weeks 1 day ago||I agree for the most part||
His completely disproportionate celebrations aside, I think he is a really great coach. All things considered, he runs a great program.
I think Clarkie from Canada's gif below in this thread sums up my distaste with Pat Fitzgerald in this very limited context.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Perfect gif!||
Completely sums up how you don't want your coaches to behave when something "positive" happens.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Let me try to clarify||
I don't think a coach's reaction is black and white, especially with TV cameras on them at all times. It is not as straightforward as something positive happens, coach celebrates, something bad happens, coach throws a tantrum. I find Brian Kelly's reaction to negative things to be the mirror image of Pat Fitzgerald's reaction when something good happens. Like I said, it's just my preference, and I respect your opinion.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Brian Kelly||
He likes to go berserk and humiliate his players when something goes wrong. But I guess it's justified because something negative happened for his team? Maybe it's just a matter of preference, but I like a little restraint until the game is over. I also think there's a difference between pumping your players up and showing up the other team.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||It's just like||
celebrating in tennis when the other player double faults.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Pat Fitzgerald||
Anyone else find it distasteful how he behaves after the other team misses a field goal? He pulled the same routine against us last year after a personal foul out of bounds.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Not really taking sides on this one||
Because I find being a football fan these days very confusing.
I'm a die-hard Michigan. This is obvious. I'm here (way too much).
I'm also a die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fan. Being an Eagles' fan is about as different from being a Michigan fan these days as it gets. The Michigan fan expects to win almost every game, mostly by a large margin. The Michigan fan expects repetitive power football, long clock-killing drives, and bend-but-don't break defense. The Eagles fan expects to lose every game, maybe even by a large margin -- but expects wide-open, exhilarating, innovative basketball-on-turf. Watching losing football has never been more fun, IMHO. I can't wait to see what happens next. Andy Reid can take his 5-0 start and keep it .. I don't miss the days of his frustrating coaching style one bit.
Not trying to start a RichRod flame war with this post. I'm proud to write that I love Hoke as a person, coach, mentor and program-leader. I'm just saying that being a fan these days is confusing. If you had to choose, is it better to be entertained or see your team win? Is it better to watch at the stadium or on HDTV (announcers aside)? I want Michigan Stadium to be as intimidating as the Horseshow (intentional Freudian slip), but Seven Army Nation again ... really!?!
What is the point of this post? Heck, I'm not even 100% sure. I completely understand Brian's frustration with the game experience. I completely understand how some are sick of Brian's complaining. Maybe we should give each other a break.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Paternity Leave is certainly a progressive concept||
... and based on my own multiple paternity experiences, it's the opposite of a vacation. It's rewarding, but sure ain't easy, unless your idea of a vacation is crying, burping, spitting up, diaper changing, etc.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Paternity Leave is very common, not to mention very beneficial||
|23 weeks 2 days ago||In the spirit of this happy thread||
I'm happy to defend jhender85, who I've had spirited debate with in the past. Why the triple question marks -- this is a non-argumentative thread??? Besides, paternity/paternal leave is a great thing on so many levels.
Spread the love, man!
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Accurate description of LoHi||
I can get you, or anyone else, a sweet deal on a house in Lafayette -- mountain views galore.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||What neighborhood was your house in?||
I have a business associate in the Denver-area who is frustrated because his house has been on the market for 2 weeks.
Maybe more importantly, congrats on your contract, although given the low inventory and high demand in Denver (epic 100-year floods notwithstanding), I'm not surprised.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||The New World Order||
|24 weeks 19 hours ago||Thank you, Mr. Bye Week||
Without you, I would roam around my house muttering non sequitors to my dogs and kids. I just know the the coaches will seemlessly fix all problems, and the past two weeks will be nothing but a distant memory. (Said as I search for a container to drink my Maize and Blue Kool Aid ... oh ... look over there ... it's a Brown Jug ... perfect for Maize and Blue Kool Aid ... thank you, Mr. Falk)
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Avant||
...still being Avant, making unbelievable catches.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Dosvedanya||
Fine ... I'm an utter creep ... I'm a child ... I'm misdirected. I can live with those insults. Those are fair insults in light of our debate. Certainly, leaps and bounds more fair than the insult that started this debate. Yes, I hate it when people ridicule those with birth defects. Everyone has their thing -- making fun of birth defects is at the top of my list If you're a parent, you probably get it. If that's misdirection, consider me off course.
Frankly, at this point, all I care about is that you have a moment's pause the next time you consider ridiculing someone's birth defect. If you pause for a second, but still proceed forward anyway, I'll even take that.
... until we meet again.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||I am a proud MGoBlog asshat!||
In light of your posts on this thread, I think everyone, including me, now knows a little something about you.
Thanks for acknowledging my point that an insult for the sake of the insult is valid. Thanks for acknowleging Q-Wash's struggle. It looks like the lesson sank in for a grand total of 90 minutes before you reverted to your preschool days and made another Lou Holtz lisp joke in this thread.
If writing that "Lou Holtz 4 prethident" is a unoriginal, uncreative and lazy insult, then yes, I am a pretentious asshat. I'll wear that title with pride. If pwning your faux-anti-PC justification for making RCMBesque-internet-insults makes me spineless bully, then yes, I am a spineless bully.
I guess I failed in my response in one respect. I wasn't trying to be passive aggressive ... I was trying to be just plain aggressive, which, makes me the internet tough guy. Because, when you think about it, what screams internet tough guy more than a person who calls out people who mindlessly ridicule those with birth defects?
|24 weeks 5 days ago||What's it like to tell a joke that is funny to just you?|
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Where's the comedy?||
The poster wrote "Lou Holtz 4 Prethident." You're so quick to respond with your own 5-page diatribe, that you completely missed the point. It's ironic considering your avatar is Charlie Kelley, a character in a show that brilliantly understands the difference between dark humor and pre-school humor. "Sunny" is about as un-PC as it gets, and I love it, because it's witty, original and risque. You idolize a show you don't even understand.
If you think "Lou Holtz 4 Prethident" is somehow funny, then you sir, are the 1 in a hundred, not me. Seriously, next time Holtz is on TV, say that line to the room. See how many laughs you get.
You also falsify past posts to justify your little fake strawman argument playing out here. This destroys any credibility you might have. When I write postgame on Saturday, in essense, thank you to bourbon for allowing me to forget the Akron game, you fabricate it into some notion that a joke was made about binge drinking. That's just flat out dishonesty, which is the worst character flaw of all.
I agree ... the post was not malicious. It was lazy. It lacked creativity, as Holtz lisp jokes are 20 years old. The post insulted for the sake of nothing but the insult. It's what they do on 11W and RCMB. They write, "Hoke is fat." They write, "Denard throws like a girl." They write this crap over and over. These people watch Beevis and Butthead reruns, I swear. You want to be around those people? Have at it!
Keep convincing yourself this is about being PC or not PC. That's a strawman argument with yourself that you will win everytime. Just answer me this -- the Michigan senior who grew up with a speech impediment -- would you say he should run 4 prethident to his face? In a million years you wouldn't, internet tough guy. Just hide behind your keyboard, and keep searching for the backbone that isn't there.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||I know you're not the first one on MGoBlog||
to make fun of Lou Holtz's speech impediment, but, for whatever reason, you're the straw that broke the camel's back in my mind. What gives you, or anyone for that matter, the right to act like a 4-year-old, and ridicule someone's speaking disorder?
Let me ask you this ... do you think there might be some parent's on this blog who have children with some form of speech impediment? These are your fellow die-hard Michigan fans on this blog. The same people you hug and high-five at games like UTL2. How do you think it makes them feel when low-lifes take cheap shots at someone with a lisp? Do you think it may break their heart that their own children might suffer the same type of ridicule.
This isn't 11W with daily Hoke weight jokes. This isn't RCMB with utter ignorance creeping from every thread.
What's even more pathetic is that there so much ammo to make fun of Lou Holtz without going pre-schooler. It makes you look dumb, lazy and ignorant.
Here's a pop quiz ... which Michigan player was born with a speech impediment? Would you make fun of his impediment to his face, or do you just make fun of a senior citizens over the internet ... Mr. Internet Tough Guy?
People like you remind me of Mauricio from Shallow Hal -- so quick to ridicule everyone else, when you're the one with the jackass tail.
Just stop. Be better. Be creative. Be original, fergodsakes! Be anything other than someone who makes a parent sad.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||"I say we let him go!"|
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Grass is green||
Water is wet.
Bo Pelini is abrasive.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||There must be another way to make this work....||
|25 weeks 1 day ago||What is the proper emotion right now?||
Relief? Anger? Frustration? Humility? Thirst (mmmmmm ... thank you Bourbon for allowing me to forget the last 4 hours)? Fear? Confusion? Analytical ... what happened, and why?
We had The Horror. What should this be called? I'm sure Brian is already brainstorming. My vote -- The Horrible! I have complete confidence that someone will think of something better, then again, I had complete confidence that we'd win by 48.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||My buzz is back||
at the mere thought of your head exploding while reading the comments on the MBB walk-on thread. Sick'em, dawggie! You can't let the posters in that thread get away with such blatant racism.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||Speaking of memes missed||
You forgot your /s.
I actually thought you were apologizing for your oversensitivity.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||I know, seriously....||
And while we're on the subject, I'm really PO'd Michigan put on UTL2. Did they really think we needed another night game? Can't people just leave good enough alone.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||So ... I'm dumb and disrespectful for laughing???||
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Brady Hoke is allergic to taking personal credit||
Which is one of his most endearing personality traits. You have to love how he finishes the interview by making the point that the teams played its heart out. Colin asks Hoke if he thinks Michigan is a Top 10 team - Hoke talks about the room or improvement.
Someone tries to give Brady Hoke a compliment ... his response? ... compliment others.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Colorado... I know, hear me out||
What makes a good rivalry? Geographic proximity? History? Similar schools? Recruiting foes? Parity?
Colorado is VERY(!) down now, but long term, this is a program that is ripe for some success. The campus and stadium is set one of the most beautiful places in the country, if not the world. Michigan fans who made the trip in '96 know this to be true. Their fans are generally amicable, much like our fan base. Colorado's academics are solid, if not elite when it comes to public education. The demographics of the Rocky Mountain region are growing exponentially. High school football/recruiting is begiining to take hold. The future is bright in Colorado.
This is a school, assuming their new AD and coach can get things together, that will return to legitimacy in about 5-10 years, right when any new rivalry would take hold.
We are not geographically proximate to Boulder, but between our vast alumni base, and the relative ease of a 2 1/2 hour flight, I do not see this is as a deal-breaker. Plus, if you haven't been to Colorado in early-September, you're seriously missing out.
We do have some history (please excuse me while I lay in the fetal position in the closet). Their most beloved coach - their Schembechler, if you will - is Bill McCartney, who has deep ties to our program, having been an assistant from '74-'81.
|26 weeks 13 hours ago||I vote to award a Legends jersey||
To the next poster who recognizes they don't have a fresh take on this well-worn issue, and decides not to post yet another thread like this one.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Airplane Bourbon||
Because I'm on my way to Ann Arbor! Let's get nuts!
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Free Money!||
|27 weeks 14 hours ago||To Hell With Notre Dame||
Has there ever been a more perfect line?
Like many on this site, I know several Notre Dame alumni. Gauging the typical ND fan's reaction to the cancellation/hiatus/chickening out of the series is a study in human psychology. M.r/Ms. Notre Dame fan wants to parrot the party-line that the rivalry isn't huge, and this isn't a big deal, but they just seem so defeated when they attempt to do so.
It's like a Nazi/Soviet-era proganda campaign in which the masses get to the point where their will is so broken down that they just meekly accent. Seriously. Strike up a conversation with your ND friends. Watch their faces. It's so sad. They say things like, "Playing Florida State every 4 years is going to be awesome." Or, they'll say something like, "Well ... I think I heard you guys really cancelled the series ... derp, derp, derp." The best one, as you already know, is "We have to play Purdue and Staee."
Most of the time, after I give them that look of "do you really buy this bullshit???" they just stop making eye contact and begin to fidget. Like I said, it's just sad. Their fans know it. I almost feel bad for them. I wish they would do something, but they just do as they're told.
The reality is that few September-rivalries of the last 35 years match up to Michigan vs. Notre Dame. Classic game after classic game. Anyone under the age of 40 knows this, regardless of which side you're on. The cancellation/hiatus/chickening out of this rivalry is a travesty. Shame on Swarbrick! Shame on purple-face for his bulls*it!
|27 weeks 14 hours ago||This GIF will never get old.||
The audio of the prior to this part of the clip really makes it even better. This GIF is the metaphor for ND arrogance ... and when a Michigan fan calls you arrogant, you're really frickin' arrogant.
|27 weeks 20 hours ago||I'm with Kyla, Lou||
|27 weeks 1 day ago||So.....||
Which point is larger ... I'm confused.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||Because some corporate guy||
likes it when some uber-fan gets their panties in a bunch over the most infinitesimal uniform irregularity.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||Here's some fun (and pointless) facts||
SUNY-Buffalo is 1-31 all-time against BCS opponents. Seventeen of those games were against the soon-to-be-defunct Big East. Buffalo has never beaten a B1G team - they're all-time 0-4. In those 4 games, they've lost by an average of 34ppg.
Buffalo's only win was 2002 against Rutgers.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||I agree with The Dude|
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Hope he returns before The Game -- want their best||
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Thoughts and prayers for this little girl||
My heart goes out to her and her family. She is an innocent child who deserves a miracle, regardless of who is her uncle. Toney Clemons is NOT a Michigan Man, regardless of what definition you give that term.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||"It was punishment to wear #11"||
Billy Ray: What is something that Jordan Kovacs never said.
Trebeck: Correct, Billy Ray! Your next selection.
Billy Ray: I'll stay in that same category and take "Michigan fans complaining for the sake of complaining" for $1000.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Evidence that players are "forced" to wear Legends jerseys||
I'd like to see it, please.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Not only do I see the other side||
but, if Gallon (or any player who wears a Legends jersey) is forced, against their will, to wear a Legends jersey, then I would feel completely different. I left this point out of my post because it's a purely speculative consideration that doesn't jive with any morsel of common sense.
I love Gallon. I think he's underrated by most national pundits, and I like it that way. I seriously think he's going to blow up this year. He may, indeed, be on his way to a legends "season." But to argue he was on his way to earning his own Legends number or patch is not a legitimate argument, IMHO. He'll need a monster year statistically to enter the Top 10 of most Michigan WR career stats. He's not a Top 3 all-time Michigan career WR.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||You do realize the irony in your comment?||
Are you really arguing that liking the Legends Jersey Program is acting "all high and mighty," as opposed to the arguments being advanced against the program.
I don't think I'm high and mighty because I will get used to Gallon wearing the #21 after the 1st quarter against CMU ... I just think I'm a die-hard Michigan fan that will get giddy at seeing the #21 making big plays again.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Completely disagree||
I love the Legends jerseys. I know more about the Wistert brothers and Ron Kramer than I would have otherwise. The families gave Michigan permission to use the numbers, and I can't help but speculating that they realized the previous system didn't nurture any type of embracing of the past.
Confusing? It'll be confusing against CMU when Gallon wears #21, but after that, I think I can handle it. For die-hards like myself, I think I mentally process a number change. All of this railing against the Legends numbers seems like complaining for the sake of complaining. So there's more press releases .... thank frickin' god there's actually press releases about Legends numbers instead of yet another endless debate about whether Shane Morris should play in garbage time.
"Isn't this really the end of Michigan football players creating any new jersey-number legends?"
What?!? Why can't Michigan elect to make #16 a Legends jersey? Are you suggesting that Gallon or Avery were on their way to a Legends jersey? C'mon, now. This point is pure fear-mongering.
Just one man's opinion, but I can't wait to see Gallon making a diving catch on 4th and 1 wearing the #21 ... something like that will make my year. /Rant over
|27 weeks 6 days ago||Nothing to see here||
With all due respect to MaizenBlueNation.com, these projections are the same old projections every pundit has been putting out for weeks. Ohio first, Michigan second, NW third and so on and so on. I think it's lazy blogging/psuedo-journalism. I feel like a sucker for clicking on the link.
What's the new twist that remotely could be construed as original content? Michigan goes to an at-large BCS game after losing to Ohio in Indy after winning The Game in Ann Arbor? Wake me up when someone picks a team other than Ohio to win that other division with the other silly name.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||Some historical perspective||
The '97 team (arguably the most dominant Michigan defense of the modern era), even with Woodson and Andre Weathers as starters, ended up using two true freshman DBs as backups. James Whitley and William Peterson, who later changed his named to Will James, started the season on the two-deep. Both played quite a bit that year.
Let's hope Stribling and Lewis have great careers at Michigan, regardless of whether they make meaningful contributions this year. Unfortunately, neither Whitley nor Peterson graduated from Michigan, as they both left early for various reasons.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||The Ultimate Golden Ticket!||
Congratulations to all three. They should be proud.
|28 weeks 16 hours ago||Now that you mention it....||
That would be nice.
|28 weeks 17 hours ago||5* Recruit shows up out-of-shape.||
Where have we seen this before? Hmmmm.......
|28 weeks 17 hours ago||Fun discussion, but are we really getting anywhere?||
|28 weeks 1 day ago||All is not lost||
Time to work on his off-the-field leadership skills.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||Jack and Coke||
About to meet up with a Michigan friend I haven't seen in 7 years, so I could be drinking anything and it would taste great.
Go Blue! 1 week.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Garbage Time||
I think the point about garbage-time-playing vs. practice-time-playing is legitimate, but not that black and white. I agree that from a physical standpoint, playing QB in practice vs. the 1's is much more advantageous to the development of a QB's tools. That said, I can't imagine you could ever duplicate the mental feel of taking snaps in front of 100K+, even if 1/4th of the stadium has emptied out. If, as a coach, I'm truly trying to prepare a future team-leading QB, I'd want to do both. In this situation, it becomes a cost/benefit analysis, in which Hoke only knows the answer.
Like most, I would love to see Devin play every meaningful snap this year. Cleary can hand off to Rawls when we're up by 35. That said, I can't fully agree with the point that garbage time snaps are 100% meaningless. If Hoke has decided that Shane will start if Devin goes down, I'd prefer that Shane take the garbage time snaps ... but my opinion means jacksh!t.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||Inspiring story||
Thank you for posting. I know it sometimes seems we, as sports fans, are, in the words of Jerry Seinfeld, simply cheering for laundry. Bryan Mone is worth cheering for, as a person first, and as a football player second.
|29 weeks 10 hours ago||I assure you.||
My post was directed at the NCAA, not the poeple in Murfreesboro, TN.
|29 weeks 11 hours ago||Simple-minded people need simple rules.||
|29 weeks 13 hours ago||Elysium||
was just flat out awful, much like the OP's link. Easy solution: unless you like pointless and unenjoyable things, see neither.
|29 weeks 13 hours ago||Don't click this link||
Unless you want to see something that doesn't match the title of this thread. Instead, just say as loud as you can, "To hell with Notre Dame," and go back to enjoying your Sunday.
|29 weeks 18 hours ago||Your avatar||
Makes me nervous. Just sayin'. If you turn up in a gorilla suit on a random sea freighter, don't be looking my way.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||"Urb, admit what you can't deny, deny what you can't admit."||
|29 weeks 1 day ago||NYC vs. State of New York||
Mike Hart is from Syracuse, which is about as close to NYC as Washington D.C.
I'm not saying Samuel won't the next Percy Harvin (which is what every single ATH Ohio recruit thinks these days). I'm just saying that NYC in the past hasn't produced reliable All-American-caliber college football players.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||Games scheduled against AP Top 25||
Michigan: 4 games -- Ohio, ND, @NW and Nebraska. 2 vs. "others receiving votes" -- @MSU and @PSU
Ohio: 3 games -- @Michigan, @NW and UW. 1 vs. "others receiving votes" -- PSU.
Nebraska: 3 games -- @ Michigan, UCLA and NW. 2 vs. "others receiving votes" -- @PSU and MSU.
NW: 4 games -- Michigan, Ohio, @ UW and @ Nebraska. 1 vs. "others receiving votes" -- MSU.
MSU: 4 games -- Michigan, @NW, @Nebraska and @ ND. 0 vs. "others."
Our road to the B1G Championship is the toughest, but not nearly as bad as last year. Just focusing on winning the B1G, I'd rank the games as far as importance in the following order: 1) Nebraska; 2) @NW; 3) @MSU; 4) Ohio; 5) @PSU. Obviously, the wins I'd enjoy most are 1(!) Ohio; 2) ND and 3) @ MSU.
The reason why I think Nebraska is the most important game is because it's intra-division, it's at home, and Nebraska has an edge over NW and MSU, because they play both at home.
I also think a 1-loss Ohio team, even if they're B1G champion, doesn't make the MNC over a 1-loss SEC champ or a 1-loss PAC 12 champ, therefore, we must Beat Ohio!
|29 weeks 1 day ago||This is 2013||
In no way do I mean this as an attack on Ballage's credibility. He very well may run an electric-timed 4.37.
That said, this interview got me thinking. For years, this blog and others have correctly pointed out FAKE 40 times. If I were a recruit with sub-4.4 speed, I would dispell any notion of FAKE by digitally-recording my electric-timed sub-4.4 40. I'd post it on the 'net, and then pick-and-choose my 5 official visits. Just sayin'... the days of FAKE 40-times should end.
Magnus (or others in the know) ... I'm sure there's a good reason why this thought is stupid, and I welcome you putting me in my place. At least I'll learn something this morning while I hang with my 3-year-old with strep and pink eye.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||NYC||
Not much of an illustrious history of producing college football players. This doesn't mean Samuel still can't be great though. When was the last time NYC produced an All-American?
|29 weeks 3 days ago||I don't always wear clothes, but when I do, I prefer maize||
The only game I'm going to this year is The Game. Considering the likely temperature, I'll probably layer-up underneath my maize fleece. I like wearing maize. I like when others wear maize. My issue isn't with adults wearing jerseys, but rather with the fact that very few Michigan jerseys are maize. When I was in school in the mid-90's, very few people wore maize. IMHO, it's better now.
I make zero judgments on adults wearing jerseys to football games, pro or college. I just make judgments on those who criticize what other people wear -- in any context.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Like this?|
|29 weeks 3 days ago||This guy does....||
|29 weeks 3 days ago||"Dude, they know I poop in a cooler."||
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Sometimes, Brian Kelly is never wrong||
|29 weeks 3 days ago||There is NO(!) way||
I am going to comment on this thread.
(/i=blatant attempt to be ironic, but still nervous some people still won't get it, which makes me a very neurotic human being)
|29 weeks 4 days ago||I feel like Ron Jeremy aka the "Master of Panic."||
|30 weeks 19 hours ago||I'm all for the Legends Patches||
I completely understand the points coming from those who dislike the program. I agree that it was difficult to adapt last year to Roundtree and Morgan wearing completely new numbers. I also fear the sceario in which someone is on the brink of earning "Legends" status, but they change numbers prior to their junior or senior year. I also wish there is more transparency in how players are selected.
All that said, I think the pros outweigh the cons. The Legends program is OUR program. Every NFL and college team retires numbers. We are the stakeholders for this program.
We encourage current players and coaches to appreciate the past in a way that transcends a plaque on a wall or on a stadium concourse. The fact that there are "legend lockers" is brilliant. Can you imagine a recruit walking through the locker room and seeing one of those lockers -- and dreaming of having their name on a locker for immortality?
IMHO, I like the idea of juniors and seniors, who are good, not great, getting legend patches, so long as the decision is mutual, between player, his teammates, and his coaches. Some sophomores are OK because I trust this coaching staff. I also would allow average players, but great locker room leaders, to become eligible as well. No freshman. No bad character guys.
I want great players to keep their numbers. I want to see new legend numbers, in addition to the inevitable #2. I love Gallon and Gordon, but they are good, not great. If they want it, it shoud be theirs.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||Like pitching a no-hitter||
We don't speak of such streaks. Nothing to see here....
|30 weeks 2 days ago||When asked if he could beat Denard in a race,||
Clark respond, "Nah ... 'Lace was another kind of speed." Love it.
Ironically, Denard may be the only one who could beat Clark in a smiling contest as well. Seems like a good kid.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||There seems to be some legitimate, NON-RACIST disgreement||
I know I posted this link earlier in thread, but I think Campbell's skillset is open to debate. This debate is not necessarily fueled by racism.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||247 lists Campbell as "Dual Threat"||
My take, purely from watching his videos, as I don't live in Michigan anymore, is that Campbell has a great skill set that can be very effective, so long as he's used properly. This was my point. He's above-average athletic, has a proven track record of success, throws a decent ball, and he's listed at 6' 3" 190lbs. Pryor was taller at 6' 6". Troy Smith was shorter at 6" 1'. Neither of those guys were either pure dual-threat or pro-style, imo.
My only point, which maybe came off poorly, was that Jim Bollman isn't the most creative of OCs. I imagine every Buckeye fan reading this post just said, "Ahem!"
I certainly didn't mean to write a post that could be construed as racist. For that, I'm sorry, and somewhat embarassed.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Good luck to the kid||
My impression is that MSU, for some time, has't run an offense that would be condusive to Jayru Campbell's playing style. Their new OC (former Ohio OC) Jim Bollman seemed really conflicted with dual-threat quarterbacks, such Pryor and T. Smith. Despite my personal negative impression of T. Pryor as a person, I certainly could recognize his immense talent. With the exception of the Rose Bowl against Oregon, where Pryor dominated, I always felt his talent was wasted at Ohio. For Jayru's sake, assuming Bollman actually survives long enough to coach him, he better hope Bollman is able to expand his mind.
I hope people on this site are positive for this kid, except when he plays us. No need to disparage him because he chose Sparty.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||This material clearly will be the difference....||
Before some Sparty student manager took the time to plaster these quotes on the wall, I was getting the feeling that Sparty was taking the Michigan game for granted. It was almost like we were viewed as some MAC-school-equivalent. But now -- with these quotes -- they must really be fired up. I think we're in for it now. It's like Bluto just inspired all of them to run out of a room screaming, "Let's Do It!"
Darn student managers ... making the difference once again!
#Iamsurewedonotdothesameexactthing -- double /s
|33 weeks 6 days ago||I like embracing this DG quote.||
And I also like the wallpaper.
Reading that quote again, it makes me curious if DG can transfer his confidence to his teammates. That quote was followed by DG talking about how the SEAL training convinced him that the Team could be championship caliber.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||Double post,||
but still in before the delete.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||I'd hadn't realized this fact||
before it was repeated over, and over, and over, and over, and over during the past week.
Let's just beat Meyer's team on the field.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||Picking Nits (no pun intended)||
I know I'm picking nits, but the '97 PSU showdown in Happy Valley was dubbed "Judgment Day," not D Day. Of course, I agree with your point that this game was a "Not Ennui" moment for the ages.
Here's a NY Times article leading up to the game: http://www.nytimes.com/1997/11/08/sports/college-football-battles-of-unbeatens-games-players-play-for.html
Crazy to think that was the first time in 26 years that a weekend featured two matchups of Top 5 teams. And I love the fact that we not only won, but also dominated. Daydrion ... we will never forget.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||Direct correlation between decline in grades and playing NHL '95||
'94 was the best. '95 was a decent a follow up. Winter semester 1995 was not a good one for me. I'm pretty sure I helped the curve. I've been permanently retired from video games since, which is saying something for a child of the '80's.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||1:14 mark||
I would love to hear Wolverine Historian's opinion as to whether or not the hole opened by the OL at 1:14 is the biggest in history. Holy crap that thing was huge! (TWSS)
|34 weeks 3 days ago||Alternating Rutgers and Maryland away games||
With so many alumni situated on the NE corridor, I'm really excited to see confirmation that we will playing at least one game within driving distance every year. When you add in the PSU away games in the odd years, there's even more opportunities to see multiple games each year.
With the renovations, Michigan Stadium has gained in the home-field advantage department. With the expansion east, and putting aside our frustration with the value of Maryland and Rutgers, our away disadvantage will go down, IMO.
One tangential act of minor griping, though. I wish we were playing Colorado again in Boulder. One game in Ann Arbor does nothing for me. I'd even settle for a two on, one off like the '90's. I know it's a money loser to play away, and Colorado is a laughing stock at the moment. But there are few better venues, from an aesthetic standpoint, than Folsom Field at the base of the Flatirons. We have history with them, albeit painful, so a series does make some sense. Plus, Colorado, and the Rocky Mountain Region in general, are increasing in population and high school football prowess. You can already see our coaches recruiting more in this area with Chris Fox, Kalen Ballage and everyone's vision quest all-american, Alex Kozan.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Fair enough, Bobcat||
I get where you're coming from. Ironically, the best thing that could happen to the Buckeyes would be a 9-2/10-1 Michigan team heading into The Game. If I were Buckeye fan, I'd be cheering like wild for Michigan to beat ND, and then have ND go on a big run of win afterwards. That would help the national impression of the B1G.
Thanks for posting over here, as I see you post on 11W under the same name. I wish more Buckeye fans (and other B1G fans as well) would contribute. Enjoy the 4th tomorrow. Happy Birthday, 'Merica!
|35 weeks 5 days ago||Nebraska?||
In Nebraska's last two games of 2012-2013, their defense made a dumpster fire look like a well-planned event. The Black Shirts shamed themselves in giving up 70(!!!) points on a neutral field to Wisconsin, and then 45 points to Georgia on a quasi-neutral Citrus Bowl field. If Nebraska was the Buckeyes offensive shining moment, consider my point proven ... the Buckeyes on offense are elite/above average when they play average/below average defenses. I think also may prove Bronxblue's point that the OSU offense was mediocre last year.
What will see this Fall? We will see the Buckeyes barnstorm through a laughable schedule, while they remain entrenched in the Top 5. No one outside of fans of the B1G will really watch their games, even though they scheduled 3 night games against Wisconsin, NW and PSU. If they go 13-0, half the country will still assume they're frauds because the B1G is viewed as a joke.
If they happen to hiccup once, goodbye MNC. If they slip up twice in the regular season, they'll still likely win that other division with the other silly name. If they lose twice before they come to Ann Arbor, things will be real interesting in the land where Urban walks on water. There might be a lot of full coolers if that happens.
If Jordan Hall is your #1 offensive threat, then I'm starting to feel really bad for not being more bullish about my Wolverines. I know I'm biased as heck, but I wouldn't trade Jeremy Gallon for Jordan Hall even up.
It isn't lazy to opine that the Buckeyes are B1G elite, although that opinion falls squarely into the category of having an astute grasp of the obvious. It is lazy, however, to predict the Buckeyes as favorites to play for the MNC based on 2012 results.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||This is exactly what I'm talking about||
I really not trying to start a flame war with a Buckeye fan, but this is exactly what I'm talking about when I write about the pervasive laziness involved in evaulating the 2012 Ohio State Buckeyes. Again, if you actually watched the games last year, you know Ohio State is NOT an offensive juggernaut.
The poster writes OSU averaged 37 points and 423 yards per game in 2012. The problem with this point is that the Buckeyes played only 4 teams ranked in the top 26 in DFEI. (http://www.footballoutsiders.com/stats/feidef2012
Sparty, which was ranked 2nd last year in DFEI, essentially shut the Buckeyes down, holding them to 17 points. If Sparty wasn't so darn anemic on offense, they would have been burning couches in delight on 9/29/12.
2012 Wisconsin was rated 12th in DFEI. They gave up only 14(!) points in regulation to the Buckeyes.
We were 26th in DFEI. We gave up only 26 points at their place. This is even more impressive when one considers our 2nd-half offensive play calling.
The most legitimate offensive performance the Buckeyes put in last year was against 19th DFEI ranked PSU, where they put up 35 points. (BTW, PSU threw a pick 6 to OSU in the 3rd quarter, so it really was only 28 points).
Bottom line, OSU has an elite or above average offense when it plays average or below average defensive teams. Until I see the OSU offense dismantle an elite or above average defense with my own eyes, I'm going to continue to question predictions like Mr. Steele's, and posts like the ones above.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||I have job envy||
I wish I could profit off having an astute grasp of the obvious.
So, let me get this straight?!? All I have to do insert a bunch of favorites into pre-determined bowl slots, and parade them out as "predictions?" Two-time defending champion is going to be champion again -- brilliant! I'm officially an expert.
And this Ohio State blindness is reaching absurd proportions. Removing my maize-and-blue-colored-glasses for a moment, I have to respect the Buckeyes as an elite team. But maybe some of you are like me in that I get frustrated by this unnerving suspicion that none of the "so-called experts" actually watched all of Ohio State's games last year, like most die-hard Michigan fans did. I'm convinced 90%+ of them just read box scores and watched the 2nd half of the The Game.
No one pays attention to their average 2012 defense. People only see two pre-season(!) All-Americans, and, of course, that must mean their defense is elite. Notwithstanding their two stud sophomores on the DL in Washington and Spence, they only return 4(!) defensive starters. Simon is gone. Hankins is with the Giants. Stop-gap LB Boren is snow plowing with daddy.
It's as if collective amnesia has erased the 2012 Cal game from memory, or the 2012 Nebraska game, or the 1st half of The Game. Did anyone pay attention to the razor-thin line their offense lives on in regrads to Miller's health? Braxton is truly a Heisman-caliber talent, but he's Denard 2.0 when it comes to injury-risk. Not wishing anything bad upon the young man, sincerely, but OSU is one play away from offensive mediocrity. Don't give me this Kenny Guiton pulled off the Purdue miracle nonsense. OSU is an 8-4 team without Miller.
With Miller, I see 10/11-2. Depending on which games they lose, I see either Rose Bowl or Capital One for them. But MNC ... you've got to be friggin' kidding me! Even if they do manage to catch lighting in a bottle again, and go 13-0, half the country would secede from the Union before allowing them to get blown out again by a 1-loss SEC team.
Sorry ... rant over. Maybe I'm just annoyed it keeps raining on my vacation.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||Bryan Mone||
It's nice to see Bryan Mone crack the Top 100, coming in at #94 in the new rankings. I believe he was previously ranked at #111, but I'm not completely certain. You have to credit Magnus who said towards the beginning of the 2014 cycle that Mone was likely underrated.
|48 weeks 3 days ago||My Day Has Been Made||
Thanks, Stephen Y! In my corner of the world, you're the Champion of the Internetz!
|48 weeks 3 days ago||Some guy named Paul Revere||
Just rode by and said the British are coming. This might be big news!?!
(Bonus points, which I can't really give, to the first person who embeds the Beastie Boys' "Paul Revere")
To the OP, I'm just trying to have fun. I don't think it's that big of a deal that this story was already posted.
|49 weeks 14 hours ago||Two decades||
Is a long frickin' time.
It's good to be out of the desert.
Drinks are on me!
|1 year 2 weeks ago||You win||
the internet today, good sir.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Double Post||
Derp. Double post.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||The B1G loves itself some East Coast||
I know this report is tenuous at-best, but it's interesting to consider the merits of a push east rather than south or west. My knowledge of lacrosse, like many, is thin, but I know D1 lacrosse is wildly popular in the Mid-Atlantic region, similar to hockey in New England and the Upper Midwest.
Oh ... the title really is misleading. I'm sure it was not the OP's intention to trick people, but I clicked on this thread thinking it was about something absurd, rather than intriguing.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Bryce Brown||
I think he was a college bust, by anybody's definition. And if his fumble woes continue in the NFL, he likely won't last long there either.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Rasheed Simmons, '94 Recruit||
Recruiting rankings weren't nearly as mainstream as they are today, but Simmons was ranked as the #1 DE in the nation, if I recall correctly. We tried to play him at LB, but it never took.
With then national power Penn State having just joined the Big 10, attracting a top-flight recruit from New Jersey was a big deal. New Jersey was big Penn State territory back then.
Simmons flamed out fairly quickly, and he transferred to Maryland in '96.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Temple grad student alum ('01)||
"Go Blue" times 10000, but if there's anything left over after that, "Fight, Fight, Fight for the Cherry and the White!"
Enjoy, my friend!
|1 year 7 weeks ago||With all due respect to a longtime poster||
Rolling Rock is NOT a Philly beer. It's maybe a Pittsburgh beer (Iron City notwitstanding), but certainly not Philly. Yuengling is the only mass-produced beer one can fairly associate with Philly, even though it's brewed in Pottsville. If you order a "lager" in the Delaware Valley, it's a Yuengling that you will receive. All that said, I hope you're enjoying time in my hometown. Try Steve's Prince of Steaks on Bustleton Ave. for the real deal. Geno's, Pat's and Jim's are for the tourists.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Leopold Brothers Maryland Style Rye||
Holy Denard Robinson this stuff is good! Plus, the distillers have Ann Arbor roots, but are now operating out of Denver, the site of Brian's dream future bowl game locale.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||UM/Eagles fan here||
I haven't felt this way about a hire since January of '08. Chip, please don't name GERG DC!
This is going to be really interesting....
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Because either 5 or 6 will certainly redshirt||
Historically, OL recruits, even the most heralded ones (see Kyle Kalis), need at least year to gain good weight and learn scheme.
Lewan returning affects class of '12 recruits way more than '13 recruits.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||The question wasn't whether he SHOULD have left,||
but rather, what would it had been like if he returned? It's a purely speculative thought. I wholeheartedly agree with you. Woodson had virtually no personal motivation to return. The only argument for staying I can conjure up would be to equal Archie Griffin's repeat.
Would he have played more WR? Blitz more? It's fun to think about, IMO.
That said, this is Taylor's thread. Hooray Taylor! I'd love it if the coaches could figure out a way to get him a TD on a tackle-eligible play on senior day.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Unanimous Selection for Team Captain Next Year?||
I sure hope so.
When was the last time we had a player who was projected to be drafted in the first-half of the first-round return?
Not that they're similarly-situated players, but it makes you wonder ... what if Woodson would have returned in '98?
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Merry Christmas to All!!||
My ultimate Christmas gift would be to never see Tom Hammond's bewilderingly evil mug ever again.
To Hell With Notre Dame, Santa!
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Threadjack: Brandon Graham Update||
I would never dare post something off-topic in one of Brian's threads, hence, this post did not go in the "Merry Christmas" front page section. That said, it was a nice, early Christmas gift to see one of the Philly sportwriters paying a compliment to Brandon Graham.
I am no where close to having the points to start an original thread, and besides, the jury is out on whether each time someone writes something positive about a Michigan alum it's thread-worthy. I just figured with all of the frustration with OP's inability to properly title this thread, postive news would help put a smile on at least one MGoBlogger's face.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||The Big Brother Mike Hart Plaque||
Where could one go about securing such a fine item? That plaque, prominently displayed, could cause an intrafamily brawl.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||In a perfect world||
Class acts like Jason Avant would get to heist the Lombardi trophy during the twilight of their career. It's a shame the Eagles are about to rebuild. I hope some team on the doorstep is able to sign him.
Desean Jackson on his best day has a morsel of Avant's character.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Their green helmet stickers||
make their uniforms look even worse ... if that's even possible.
Hopefully, they'll channel their inner-Sparty.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||The Columbus faithful||
These are the Buckeyes I hate most. Specifically, every father and grandfather that lines the streets outside the stadium on the day of The Game every even-numbered year. They hold their young sons and daughters with one hand, and give me and everyone else in Maize and Blue the middle finger with the other other hand. The cycle goes on and on.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||A few tweaks||
I'm very much with you in that 16-teams, with 4 divisions would make expansion more palatable. 14 teams is just a mess, frankly.
I'd tweak your model, mainly fueled by my Michigan bias. I'd place us and Ohio in different divisions. I'd continue the tradition of one cross-over rival that each team would play annually. For us, it would be Ohio.
Next, I want 9 conference games. We'd play our 3 division-mates each year. We'd play 4 other conference teams on a rotating basis. We'd play Ohio each year the week BEFORE Thanksgiving, when students are still in Ann Arbor and Columbus. The week after Thanksgiving would be the B1G semis, 1 vs. 4 and 2 vs. 3, with division champs seeded by conference record. These games would be played in the home stadium of the higher seed. I'd insert a stipulation that two teams that are cross-over rivals cannot play in the semis. Fears over back-to-back games against Ohio go away.
The rest of the B1G can matchup in the week after Thankgiving as you describe.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||UofM-STL ... this is the future||
What you describe is tenable. The traditional B1G matchups are ingrained in me as much as the next Michigan fan. But a new day has dawn, likely arriving with the B1G Network. At this point, it's either expand and consume, or remain stagnant and die.
I'm not trying to flame, but I don't long for the days of the 11-game schedule, with the highlight of our even years' conference home schedule being MSU in early-October. The scenario you desrcibe has potential for utter awesomeness.
Imagine semifinals in Week 12 at the home stadium of the two divison champs with the best record. That's a prosepct even Brian would embrace. Michigan vs. Ohio could return to its rightful place on the Saturday BEFORE Thanksgiving. Students would actually still be intown (empty seat jokes aside).
Worried about playing OSU in consecutive weeks? Simple. Add the caveat that you can't play your cross-over rival in the semis.
So long as Teams 15 and 16 are decent football schools, I'd embrace this future. Every year we'd control our own destiny, both in the conference and nationally.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Isn't 16 inevitable?||
I'm having a hard getting worked up about all of these 14-team scheduling hypotheticals. Whatever the result may be, it'll likely be temporary anyhow. If the past 3 years of realignment has taught us anything, it has taught us this.
Bigger questions loom. Who will be Teams 15 and 16? When will it happen? Will the priority be adding traditional football or basketball powers? Which conference will survive, the Big XII or the ACC?
Florida State, Clemson or Miami (YTM) moving to the SEC could make things real interesting. What about UVA or VaTech to the B1G?
Ironically, with a 16-team conference, the options for B1G scheduling may actually open up. You could have 4 divisions of 4 teams, and this notion of playing another school in your conference once every 4 -6 years disappears.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I'd invite Slippery Rock ...||
... if it meant Delaney would jettison the names "Leaders" and "Legends." On a serious note, Maryland is plus in the MBB column. In CFB, Maryland is like adding iceberg lettuce to a sandwich - makes everything else taste a little better, but not by much. I could take it or leave it.
Yes. MOAR $$$!
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Smells like '96!||
Undefeated tears taste the sweetest.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Wild Turkey 101||
It's no joke and remarkably tasty.
...and To Hell With Notre Dame.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||2 tix in Michigan section vs. Nebraska||
Lot 56 in Lincoln, big Michigan party in the RV lot. 2 tix together available.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Webber||
Is probably going to need a new pimp unless there's a big market for retired NBA stars in South America.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Yuengling is NOT crap!||
To those of us who HAIL from the Delaware Valley, Yuengling insults are not well-recieved. Please respect your Philadelphia-born Maize and Blue brethren, and not disparage America's oldest continously-run brewery.
I wish I was celebrating with a Black and Tan tonight, but shelf bourbon must do. Besides, I watched the game with my closest friend from growing up, who happens to be a Purdue grad.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Refresher article on the OP's Northwestern reference||
An oldie, but goodie from Brian.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Stranahans||
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Kovacs evokes memories of Walk-on Eric Mayes, '97 Co-Captain||
What a rare and special moment it is when a walk-on becomes a co-captain of the Michigan football team!
|1 year 49 weeks ago||2012 Question Re: Chris Wormley's Height||
I know this is off-topic, but I'm very new to the site, and I am nowhere close to having 100 points. There are two articles (ESPN and Dispatch) that are reporting Chris Wormley is now 6' 8" (!). Most of the 2012 profiles had him at 6' 6".
For those of you who are experts, such as Magnus, or Ace, do you think 6' 8" is too tall for a SDE? With his height, does Wormley seem to be more in the mold of say Alan Branch?
Mods -- feel free to hide this post if you think it's too far off-topic.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Fat Tire is fairly average||
But Trippel and Blue Paddle are truly special beers. Trippel has a fairly high alcohol content (7.8%) and is extremely flavorable. For those who love Oberon, you might find a friend in this beer. Blue Paddle combines two classic styles -- pilsner and lager. I taste more of the lager than the pilsner, but either way, it's New Belgium's best beer IMO. That said, New Belgium beers are second-fiddle to Yuengling, but that's another debate for another time.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Heartbeat never even moved.||
Heartbeat never even moved. Easy win. This team is gaining momentum, and goaltending means everything this time of year.
Drinking Bourbon Old-Fashions, and they're going down easy.