|1 day 7 hours ago||So I was watching Napoleon Dynamite last night,||
and I thought to myself, Rex Qwon Do is right ... you really do have to "learn to discipline your image."
Clearly, we'd be defending B1G champs if Hoke looked like Starla:
|1 day 8 hours ago||Here, Here! I'll drink to that!|
|1 day 9 hours ago||I'm pathetic...||
because one pop culture reference apparently isn't enough for me this morning.
Maybe Devin should have ran this play:
|1 day 9 hours ago||Because what screams confidence more than question dodging?||
|2 days 8 hours ago||"personally hope Flounder fails this year, but that's just me."||
It's just you. In fact, I am thinking a lot of your life problems probably are "just you."
...And my 80's-themed avatar can beat up your 80's-themed avatar. See, anyone can be an internet tough guy.
|1 week 2 hours ago||Horrible one-line post notwithstanding,||
I am legitimately curious if Lewan's desire to holdout is related in any way to a desire to defer a portion of his salary until after his October 28th trial. I would assume that the named-victim in the assault case will undoubtedly pursue a civil action against Lewan. The likelihood of success of the civil action will be influenced by the criminal trial, despite the fact that the burdens of proof are different. A not guilty verdict ceratinly would bode well for Lewan's ability to defend the civil suit, even if it doesn't preclude the other party from still suing him. Conversely, I would assume a guilty verdict would significantly expose Lewan financially, the burden of proof will be lower in the civil arena.
I guess my point is that I do not know the answer to the question posed above, but I would certainly be curious to hear the opinion of any Michigan-based Mgolawyers.
|1 week 3 days ago||I think I remember this episode....|
|1 week 6 days ago||.... and you can't have one without the other.||
|1 week 6 days ago||UPDATE: Firework plan accepted with slight modification||
While the original firework plan for the PSU game was shot down, the Regents formally approved these fireworks for deployment within 10 feet of James Franklin each time Michigan earns a 1st down.
|4 weeks 43 min ago||*||
|4 weeks 2 hours ago||"You guys are freaking kidding me!"||
This is video will never get old for me. After he ignores the pleas that the guantlet is facing the wrong way, he sends his player through, potentially risking injury, certainly risking embarassment. Upon finally recognizing that everyone else was right, and he was wrong, he proclaims, "You guys are freaking kidding me!"
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Step Brothers (2008)||
I respectfully disagree, sir.
Plus, Ferrell's cameo in Wedding Crashers (2005):
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Logic can be very confusing.||
I hate Ohio State. Drew Carey loves Ohio State. I, therefore, hate Drew Carey.
Then, if I hate Drew Carey, and Drew Carey loves the USMNT, I, therefore, hate the USMNT???
This can't be. For if this were true, why did I hug a large, drunk stranger lady on Sunday when the USMNT scored the go-ahead goal against Portugal? Maybe I just like large, drunk stranger ladies ... yes, that must be it, because I can't love Ohio State, no matter what.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||.... and you can't have one without the other.|
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Srsly!||
Google is fun and easy!
|5 weeks 1 day ago||*||
|5 weeks 1 day ago||After he gets banned,||
I pretty sure he'll land on his feet. He would be an absolute world champion at this game:
|6 weeks 5 days ago||*|
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Holy Negative Nancy!||
Nothing like jumping to the most nefarious of all conclusions based on your freshman dorm life of deacdes past. My first thought was, "Jabrill must be the most excited college freshman in the world. I'm happy because he's probably happy. Happy, Happy, Happy!"
On the other hand, you:
|7 weeks 4 hours ago||Huge fan of the Daily Show.||
The slappier and stickier the better, but of course, to each their own.
|7 weeks 23 hours ago||As long as #16 plays for the Jags,||
They can do no wrong in my book.
Denard's smile = Priceless:
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Again, I'm ... er ... I am completely with you.||
It is just like this one guy who I hang out with who says, "Bee-Tee-Double-You" when we talk. I bet he writes "BTW" all the time as well. I swear ... these people.
...and while we're talking about the original article, did you see the part in the body of the article when he wrote:
This writer is just all over the map. There's ... er ... there is no way I'd ... er ...I would ever associate with this Will Brinson character.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I'm with you.||
Just like when people write "don't." It is the same amount of characters to just write "do not." Just write "do not," right? I just want to tell these people "C'mon, man" ... er ... "Come on, man!"
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Please don't shoot me.||
I can honestly see how you were confused by my typo and felt the need to point it out. I award myself no points, and may god have mercy upon my soul. MBB(!) now and forever!
|7 weeks 4 days ago||This usually works for me when I want attention||
That said, decent, but not earth-shattering read. You didn't really cover any new ground, but I completely respect any effort to promotoe MMB. Good luck to you, sir.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Ron?||
EDIT: Reply to blueandmaizeballs
|7 weeks 5 days ago||One degree of metaphorical separation?||
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Sal concurs(!)|
|8 weeks 1 hour ago||So you're saying Klinsmann should have listened to Crash?|
|8 weeks 2 hours ago||Fact: Bo Pelini is full of great ideas|
|8 weeks 2 hours ago||"He'll knock you to tomorrow, Rock!"|
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Assuming, for a moment, I and others agree with this point,||
What would be the approrpriate standard of proof in such a trial. Preponderence? Clear and convincing? Proof evident, presumption great? Beyond a reasonable doubt? I think this may be a determining factor, especially in the he-said/she-said cases without any other type of evidentiary corroboration, such as a confession, DNA evidence, a recorded pretextual conversation, first-hand eyewitness testimony from an indepedent third-party witness, etc.
Mgolawyers, especially those with either prosecutorial or crminal defense backgrounds, what say you?
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Best case/Worst case, if really 5'10"ish?||
Best case: Desmond Howard
Worst case: Tyrone Butterfield.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Based on your experience level,||
My opinion is to trust what you already know. Don'y buy skis you never tried. If you enjoyed a particular model this season, and felt comfortbable on front-side terrain, off-piste, light powder, bumps, etc., then lean towards what you know you'll like. If you need to take next year's early-season to demo prior to buying, do it.
We ski the same terrain, but I'm getting older, and I have kids that ski. My opinion as to a specific model, such as the Kastle FX94s, probably shouldn't mean much to you. I also prefer shorter skis for tighter turns. Again older guy + kids = sacrifice speed.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Rocky Mountain resident here.||
IMHO, get all-mountain skis. Kind of a no-brainer if you live in Michigan, unless you do 2+ weeks of annual ski vacationing. Your thoughts are almost spot on. If you're coming here on vacation, and you get lucky in that your trip coincides with a storm, you could demo powder skis for the day.
Don't forget to save your money for the gaper gear, though:
|9 weeks 6 days ago||How could you not?|
|10 weeks 1 day ago||I think I caught you on film. Respect.||
Response to ypsituckyboy
|10 weeks 3 days ago||It takes "courage" to insist everyone else is wrong,||
and you're the one who's right....
|10 weeks 4 days ago||GRIII is Harris, Harris is GRIII ... Oh No!|
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Can't believe I missed the opportunity to post this yesterday.||
We're smart, not like they say....
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Unoriginal, obvious video clip to follow:||
|11 weeks 2 days ago||I feel like taking a stroll|
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Wait a second ...||
I just figured out how I can afford the Oiho tickets and requisite protective gear --
Non-cooler pooping rental opportunity ($2/use, plus $1 to "spare a square"):
|11 weeks 2 days ago||The Ohio tickets aren't really $150||
You have to factor in the cost of protective gear as well.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||I admit it ... I'm an idiot.||
Having completely forgot the "Buckle Up" meme, my first reaction to the title was, "Isn't this OT?"
I feel kind of like this:
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Mauricio, is that you?|
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Hey! Only this guy gets to say who's lost credibility.|
|13 weeks 2 days ago||I know this game ...|
|13 weeks 2 days ago||I was excited about the OP,||
until I realized you're probably right.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Insanely Insane Idiotic Nonsense!||
This can't be real. Of all the insanely insane idiotic NCAA edicts, and there are some seriously insanely insane iditotic NCAA edicts, this one is the most insane. In my mind, the shark has been officially jumped.
So ... let me guess this straight ... virtually the entire 2008 Florida Gator Football Team can be as high as a kite, but because the university conducted the positive tests, the penalties are minimal. BUT ... if the NCAA, though, in all of its faux glory conducts the tests, and a positive test results, the National Guard is called in. And if that isn't enough, the insanely insane idiotic robots running the NCAA, don't have a "discretion" switch they can flip that allows their brainless heads to realize that no performance was being enhanced in this case.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||I can imagine Keith Jackson's voice now ...||
Whoa, Nellie! It's a beautiful, clear day here in Mexico City. Perfect conditions for footbaw!
Yes, this is a picture of Mexico City. I think. This is the first time in my life that a picture made me cough.
|14 weeks 9 hours ago||If a man wants to be called Muhammed Ali, then ....||
Also have to love the random Cuba Gooding, Jr. cameo in this clip.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Leadership, a historical perspective||
For those of us with a special connection to the '97 team, one of the occasionally told stories surrounded Chris Floyd's subtle, but extremely important leadership. Floyd wasn't a captain -- wasn't really even in consideration. Floyd wasn't a stat leader, so to speak, on the field. He rarely rushed the ball. He did have a well-earned reputation as doing the dirty work, specifically lead blocking. During Floyd's senior year (1997), Chris Howard made a significant jump in rushing efficiency. To go back and watch the game film, Chris Floyd certainly deserves a good chunk of the credit for Howard's surprisingly good year.
Where am I going with this? I cannot shake the memory of hearing how many of the more-recognized leaders on the 1997 team cite Chris Floyd's speech at the first team meeting at the beginning of training camp as being the emotional catalyst for the 1997 season. For those of you too young to remember, the 1997 success came as a surprise to many, as most national pundits thought little of Michigan before the season (Side note, the 1997 team had MAJOR OL doubts before the season. Three of the OL who started the majority of the season had virtually zero experience going into the year -- Chris Zieman, soph., Hutchinson, RS Fr., who played DL as a true freshman on the scout team, and Jeff Backus, RS Fr.).
Here's an exercpt from a 2012 interview with Floyd and the WWL:
While this is someone speaking about them self, I've seen/heard too many other '97 players corroborate Floyd's speech to discount its true effect. Does this year's team have a Chris Floyd? I guess we'll find out.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Respect the joy that is humor, my friend.|
|14 weeks 5 days ago||...and thank you for placing the ball on the tee|
|14 weeks 5 days ago||The Original Motor-Boatin'|
|14 weeks 5 days ago||6' 8" Forward||
That shot just over 40% from 3PT (139 attempts) as a sophomore ... yes, please. Do want.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Even the best of us get caught...||
Does Conan really throw down some "motor-boatin'" in this clip? Hilarious!
|14 weeks 5 days ago||They're real, and they're spectacular!||
I feel so old. Most of the time, people under 30 look at me like I'm crazy when I quote Seinfeld.
EDIT: This was a supplement to MaizeNBlueInDC's post, not #12.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Here's a cool story for you, bro!||
2010 Honda Odyssey owner. It was three years ago, and we were driving on the interstate following a snow storm. Wife and kids are in the car. Traffic was moving normally at 65 mph. Visibility was just OK. Although the snow stopped, and road was pretty wet, and there was tons of mist in the air due to sun-induced massive evopration. We come over the crest of a hill, and out-of-nowhere, there's red lights everywhere. We're in the left lane. There's no time stop. On a dime, I have to veer into the left shoulder/median shoulder. The Odyssey was a champ. It swerved at high speed, but never felt close to flipping. Probably missed hitting the car in front of us with the right-front bumber by mere inches. We decelerated to a stop soon after.
Thumbs up on the Odyssey. Can fit spouse, two kids, two dogs, and enough gear for a weeklong camping trip ... no problem.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Putting aside for a moment whether I agree or disagree,||
This debate makes me wonder if we/others will commemorate reaching the new football playoff "final 4." I do see a clear distinction between the two, though. In football, in the years to come, some committee, using a combination of objective and subjective measures, will choose the lucky 4, whereas in basketball, your spot is earned on the court.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Equal footing is a different discussion||
My reading of your original point was whether winning a region warranted a banner at all.
I tend to agree that national championship banners deserve top billing, but let's not move the goalposts here in our friendly discussion.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||If Michigan wins today,||
Out of principle, are you going to shut off the TV and refuse to watch the net-cutting celebration? I get your point, but in a single-elimination format, winning a 16-team region/tournament is an accomplishment worth recognizing, imho.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||I'm OK with the one on the far right.||
|17 weeks 4 days ago||That's Tracy Wolfson,||
Class of '97, University of Michigan. I assume it's common knowledge that we can claim her as our own around these parts, but it's worth repeating.
Sideline reporters have become mostly an annoyance, imho. That said, Ms. Wolfson stands out as a professional, and as one who actually attempts to provide legitimate hard news to the viewer. Her reporting of this injury last night based on overhearing, "I heard a pop," was some excellent work.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||The Sweetest 16 of All say, "Go Blue!"||
Beat the Vols!
|17 weeks 6 days ago||"Cool Story, Bro!" says this guy.||
|17 weeks 6 days ago||May the Force be with you, my friend!||
|17 weeks 6 days ago||I couldn't resist.||
|18 weeks 2 days ago||But for Karma,||
I'd be happy about this.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||I feel like taking a stroll|
|18 weeks 2 days ago||Here's one for you, Willie.|
|18 weeks 2 days ago||Some clarification|
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Karma||
I thought it was very interesting when Michigan played Ohio State this year in Columbus that prior to the game the Buckeyes, in an effort to mock Michigan, played a hype video including Michigan losing to Ohio University (Bobcats) in the NCAA Tournament 2 years ago. Karma = a bitch.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Shut It Down Now!||
Side note -- I love the Clarence Beeks cameo in this clip.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||We're goin' to||
|20 weeks 2 days ago||First World Problems are the Worst!||
|20 weeks 2 days ago||If I were Villanova fan||
I would be praying that Virginia loses in the 1st-round of the ACC tournament, thus maybe getting a lower seed ... and thus maybe getting sent somewhere other than Raliegh.
Raliegh in mid-March >>>> Buffalo in mid-March. Plus, Raliegh = Dook Fan Hell.
|20 weeks 5 days 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.
|22 weeks 23 hours ago||"I would go to a banquet honoring those Somali pirates||
if they served bacon-wrapped-shrimp .... excuse, me."
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Hail Bacon!||
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Sweet! The Feds are on the case!||
|22 weeks 5 days ago||More harsh words in today's Philadelphia Daily News||
Decent read. Link below. My favorite excerpt is:
|22 weeks 6 days ago||(No subject)||
|23 weeks 5 days ago||Let's give it up!|
|23 weeks 5 days ago||The Plan ...||
... is to be a caricature of my online persona.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||We goin' Sizzler!!!||
|25 weeks 4 days 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.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Temple||
Fight, Fight, Fight for the Cherry and the White!
|26 weeks 2 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).
|26 weeks 3 days 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.”
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Maybe it was in this grade?|
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Blood and Victory||
|26 weeks 4 days 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.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Because ...||
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Just Beat Staee!||
|26 weeks 4 days ago||I'm here for the Posbang|
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Reasons 1-100 ...||
... as to why our new president should stay a comfortable level away from athletics.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||I just want to Bang, Bang, Bang!|
|28 weeks 6 days ago||This explanation helped me, as I had the same question.||
(I hate the Steelers, but this site is OK)
|28 weeks 6 days ago||Feeling good, Louis!||
|39 weeks 4 days 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.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||Perfect gif!||
Completely sums up how you don't want your coaches to behave when something "positive" happens.
|39 weeks 4 days 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.
|39 weeks 4 days 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.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||It's just like||
celebrating in tennis when the other player double faults.
|39 weeks 4 days 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.
|42 weeks 2 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.
|43 weeks 5 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.
|43 weeks 5 days ago||Paternity Leave is very common, not to mention very beneficial||
|43 weeks 5 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!
|43 weeks 5 days ago||Accurate description of LoHi||
I can get you, or anyone else, a sweet deal on a house in Lafayette -- mountain views galore.
|43 weeks 5 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.
|44 weeks 6 hours ago||The New World Order||
|44 weeks 3 days 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)
|44 weeks 5 days ago||Avant||
...still being Avant, making unbelievable catches.
|45 weeks 1 day 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.
|45 weeks 1 day 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?
|45 weeks 1 day ago||What's it like to tell a joke that is funny to just you?|
|45 weeks 1 day 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.
|45 weeks 1 day 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.
|45 weeks 1 day ago||"I say we let him go!"|
|45 weeks 1 day ago||Grass is green||
Water is wet.
Bo Pelini is abrasive.
|45 weeks 2 days ago||There must be another way to make this work....||
|45 weeks 4 days 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.
|45 weeks 4 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.
|45 weeks 4 days ago||Speaking of memes missed||
You forgot your /s.
I actually thought you were apologizing for your oversensitivity.
|45 weeks 5 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.
|45 weeks 5 days ago||So ... I'm dumb and disrespectful for laughing???||
|45 weeks 6 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.
|46 weeks 2 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.
|46 weeks 3 days 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.
|46 weeks 4 days ago||Airplane Bourbon||
Because I'm on my way to Ann Arbor! Let's get nuts!
|46 weeks 5 days ago||Free Money!||
|47 weeks 3 days 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!
|47 weeks 3 days 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.
|47 weeks 3 days ago||I'm with Kyla, Lou||
|47 weeks 3 days ago||So.....||
Which point is larger ... I'm confused.
|47 weeks 3 days ago||Because some corporate guy||
likes it when some uber-fan gets their panties in a bunch over the most infinitesimal uniform irregularity.
|47 weeks 4 days 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.
|47 weeks 4 days ago||I agree with The Dude|
|48 weeks 7 hours ago||Hope he returns before The Game -- want their best||
|48 weeks 1 day 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.
|48 weeks 1 day 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.
|48 weeks 1 day ago||Evidence that players are "forced" to wear Legends jerseys||
I'd like to see it, please.
|48 weeks 1 day 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.
|48 weeks 1 day 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.
|48 weeks 1 day 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
|48 weeks 2 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.
|48 weeks 2 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.
|48 weeks 2 days ago||The Ultimate Golden Ticket!||
Congratulations to all three. They should be proud.
|48 weeks 3 days ago||Now that you mention it....||
That would be nice.
|48 weeks 3 days ago||5* Recruit shows up out-of-shape.||
Where have we seen this before? Hmmmm.......
|48 weeks 3 days ago||Fun discussion, but are we really getting anywhere?||
|48 weeks 4 days ago||All is not lost||
Time to work on his off-the-field leadership skills.
|48 weeks 4 days 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.
|48 weeks 5 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.
|48 weeks 6 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.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||I assure you.||
My post was directed at the NCAA, not the poeple in Murfreesboro, TN.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||Simple-minded people need simple rules.||
|49 weeks 3 days ago||Elysium||
was just flat out awful, much like the OP's link. Easy solution: unless you like pointless and unenjoyable things, see neither.
|49 weeks 3 days 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.
|49 weeks 3 days 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.
|49 weeks 4 days ago||"Urb, admit what you can't deny, deny what you can't admit."||
|49 weeks 4 days 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.
|49 weeks 4 days 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!
|49 weeks 4 days 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.
|49 weeks 4 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?
|49 weeks 5 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.
|49 weeks 6 days ago||Like this?|
|49 weeks 6 days ago||This guy does....||
|49 weeks 6 days ago||"Dude, they know I poop in a cooler."||
|49 weeks 6 days ago||Sometimes, Brian Kelly is never wrong||
|49 weeks 6 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)
|50 weeks 5 hours ago||I feel like Ron Jeremy aka the "Master of Panic."||
|50 weeks 3 days 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.
|50 weeks 4 days ago||Like pitching a no-hitter||
We don't speak of such streaks. Nothing to see here....
|50 weeks 5 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.
|50 weeks 6 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.
|50 weeks 6 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.
|51 weeks 2 hours 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.
|52 weeks 7 hours 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
|1 year 2 weeks 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.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Double post,||
but still in before the delete.
|1 year 2 weeks 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.
|1 year 2 weeks 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.
|1 year 2 weeks 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.
|1 year 2 weeks 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)
|1 year 2 weeks 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.
|1 year 3 weeks 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!
|1 year 3 weeks 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.
|1 year 4 weeks 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.
|1 year 4 weeks 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.
|1 year 7 weeks 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.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||My Day Has Been Made||
Thanks, Stephen Y! In my corner of the world, you're the Champion of the Internetz!
|1 year 16 weeks 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.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Two decades||
Is a long frickin' time.
It's good to be out of the desert.
Drinks are on me!
|1 year 23 weeks ago||You win||
the internet today, good sir.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Double Post||
Derp. Double post.
|1 year 25 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.