fair point that
|6 hours 10 min ago||We won the game, but man we||
We won the game, but man we were reallly slow on the D-line. We were constantly flummoxed by a running QB.
You can see what an upgrade we have had since then on the D-Line. Much faster and stronger. Much better athletes.
Say what you want, but Hoke could recruit, especially on D. Remember that miracle recruiting class in early 2012? it's paying off now.
|6 hours 54 min ago||May there be enough turkey||
May there be enough turkey legs for everybody!
|21 hours 35 min ago||Beilein's teams remind me a||
Beilein's teams remind me a lot of Indiana.
|21 hours 42 min ago||We need a real Center. End of||
We need a real Center.
End of story.
|23 hours 14 min ago||I'm out.||
|23 hours 20 min ago||Wow . . . maybe we should||
Wow . . . maybe we should stop watching.
|23 hours 21 min ago||Did AXS make the shoe that||
Did AXS make the shoe that split in half?
|23 hours 22 min ago||Of course.||
|23 hours 26 min ago||Doyle looks like he is going||
Doyle looks like he is going to pass out.
|23 hours 28 min ago||More Detroit. Less Indiana.||
More Detroit. Less Indiana.
|23 hours 30 min ago||Yeah, it's like hooking up||
Yeah, it's like hooking up with a fat chick behind the bleachers.
Only a couple of people will know about this embarrassment.
|23 hours 39 min ago||So pillow-soft. it's making||
it's making me sleepy.
|23 hours 55 min ago||Caris almost knocked a||
Caris almost knocked a spotlight down from the ballroom ceiling on that 3.
|1 day 1 min ago||In the shoot-around before||
In the shoot-around before the 2nd half, six shots went up . . . all six missed.
Tells you all you need to know about tonight.
|1 day 28 min ago||How do I get all the pop-ups||
How do I get all the pop-ups to close?
|1 day 28 min ago||How do I get all the pop-ups||
How do I get all the pop-ups to close?
|1 day 58 min ago||It's almost like they don't||
It's almost like they don't respect Michigan State.
Hey! That's our job.
|1 day 1 hour ago||My daughter is that age. She||
My daughter is that age. She would never use grammer like that.
That's some redneck Briar Buckeye kid right there.
They really are the Big Ten's SEC team.
|1 day 1 hour ago||They always do that . . .||
They always do that . . . pick a timeframe that looks good for them, and then declare superiority. Because that's the only way they can do it.
OK, fine. Here's one: Harbaugh is undefeated against Ohio State all time.
And he aims to keep it that way.
|1 day 1 hour ago||They and their team are very||
They and their team are very fragile right now.
They will come out swinging in The Game of course, looking for redemption. But if things start to go against them, if Michigan is able to take away soemthing they want to do like run Elliott, they will totally collapse.
They are a 5-year old on a bicycle - one bump in the road and they will fall dramatically.
|1 day 2 hours ago||If we beat Oho State, you can||
If we beat Oho State, you can drive up to EL and watch the 2nd half in person for like $20.
The fact that you will be wearing Michigan gear makes this awesome. You'll be a welcome guest, no doubt.
|1 day 2 hours ago||The Sparty loss knocked them||
The Sparty loss knocked them on their ass. Their heads are NOT in this game at all.
If things start to go against them in the game, they will absolutely implode.
It's strange because they are in the exact same position we are, and we are pumped for this game. It's all about expectations i guess.
|1 day 2 hours ago||So did Rich Rod and Hoke. We||
So did Rich Rod and Hoke.
We should send them a card.
|1 day 6 hours ago||I hope we fare better without||
I hope we fare better without him than OSU has fared without Herrman.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Um, yeah it is.||
Um, yeah it is.
Next year he can get two of them.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Jim Harbaugh bites the head||
Jim Harbaugh bites the head off a Big Ten referee.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Q: What's long and hard on a||
Q: What's long and hard on a Buckeye?
A: Second grade.
|1 day 13 hours ago||FIne academic institution.||
FIne academic institution. And that cascades all the way down to their intelligent football players.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Happy Thanksgiving, Y'all!||
Happy Thanksgiving, Y'all!
|1 day 13 hours ago||I am looking at that exact||
I am looking at that exact button right now that I have had since the '80s. 99 cents.
|1 day 13 hours ago||After a couple of weekends on||
After a couple of weekends on the road, get to stay home with the Family and do our own thing for Thanksgiving. Macy's parade with the kids, football, TURKEY!, couch-nap, football, TURKEY!, another couch-nap.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Ann Arbor Day is even better.||
Ann Arbor Day is even better.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Michigan - Ohio State game||
Michigan - Ohio State game day. Duh.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Why did you make a wallpaper||
Why did you make a wallpaper of Iowa?
|1 day 13 hours ago||Yes. Texas better hurry up||
Yes. Texas better hurry up and get their man before they have to compete with Rutgers.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Yeah, I don't know what his||
Yeah, I don't know what his rush is. He has a good deal going at Houston for a while.
|1 day 13 hours ago||He should jsut stay a Houston||
He should jsut stay a Houston until the OSU job is open.
|1 day 20 hours ago||"Who loves ya' Baby?"||
"Who loves ya' Baby?"
|1 day 20 hours ago||The man is the soul of||
The man is the soul of Michigan football, not just its coach.
|1 day 20 hours ago||That puffy jacket has had a||
That puffy jacket has had a fascinating week.
|1 day 21 hours ago||WHO SMASHES A BUCKEYE BETTER||
WHO SMASHES A BUCKEYE BETTER THAN US?
|1 day 21 hours ago||Our list of grievances is||
Our list of grievances is getting quite long. Before long we will only be allowed to link ourselves.
|1 day 21 hours ago||Not a great fanbase though.||
Not a great fanbase though. MD is a commuter school, the campus empties out on the weekends instead of the other way around. College sports are not big in the DC area. Everything revolves around the Redskins.
There is a ceiling on fan support for MD and it is not very high.
|1 day 21 hours ago||Pissed off about sattelite||
Pissed off about sattelite camps, IIR.
|1 day 22 hours ago||I remember him being an||
I remember him being an extreme dick during that broadcast.
|1 day 22 hours ago||The Playoff will go from 4||
The Playoff will go from 4 teams to 8 teams, sooner rather than later.
But before it does, I hope to hell there is a year where the SEC gets completely shut out of it. The south will melt down.
|1 day 22 hours ago||Why would MSU get left out||
Why would MSU get left out for ND? MSU would have beaten OSU, Iowa, and Michigan. And Oregon. ND does not have a bunch of big wins, only a "good" loss.
Wins need to matter more than just losing close.
|1 day 22 hours ago||Yes, we would have been||
Yes, we would have been better off losing to Minny and beating MSU. Our record would be the same, but we would control our own fate.
|1 day 22 hours ago||It was cold, but I don't||
It was cold, but I don't remember any snow.
'83 was drizzle, '87 was cold but clear (we lost), '89 was cold but I don't remember any snow.
Some snow may have blown up from the residual snow left over from plowing in '85.
|1 day 22 hours ago||Yes, the game was a late||
Yes, the game was a late start and finished in near-darkness. It was cold too.
Classic Michigan - Ohio State game.
|1 day 22 hours ago||I was in the north end zone,||
I was in the north end zone, almost at field-level. I saw the play coming directly toward me and the ball hanging in the air for what seemed like eternity.
When Kolesar caught it, the place exploded. It was the loudest I ever heard the stadium before or since. My ears were ringing.
Interesting aside - before they lowered the field and put in the grass, you never heard talk about Michigan stadium being quiet. Sound rises and reflects, and the sound from the crowd would bounce off the hard field-level artificial surface and reverberate throughout the entire stadium back then.
|1 day 23 hours ago||Look at Harbaugh's helmet||
Look at Harbaugh's helmet stickers at 1:05. If you are going to do helmet stickers, that's the way to do them . . . don't overdo them.
Keep in mind, this was the starting QB in the last regular season game, yet his helmet was still not completely cluttered in stickers.
|2 days 9 min ago||Sounds like he has a job all||
Sounds like he has a job all lined up when Franklin gets booted.
|2 days 1 hour ago||Seriously. Just put your||
Seriously. Just put your long snapper in, stand 30 yards behind the LOS to buy time from the rush, and heave a pass as high and far as you can every snap.
Hope for PI or that MSU's DBs are their normal crappy selves.
You'll get picked off most of the time, but you're Penn State . . . you'd be punting anyway.
If two or three of these hit big, you could pull off the upset.
|2 days 1 hour ago||"Yeah, baby! I can finish my||
"Yeah, baby! I can finish my rec room now."
|2 days 1 hour ago||Hey, you throw point spreads||
Hey, you throw point spreads out the window when you are playing for the cherished Land Grant trophy.
|2 days 1 hour ago||Just give her imaginary||
Just give her imaginary clothes and do it yourself.
|2 days 2 hours ago||I'm glad we saw it from||
I'm glad we saw it from Indiana before the OSU game. I like having the diveristy of indiana's offense in the Big Ten East. it keeps us on our toes.
It would be a shame for them to get rid of Wilson and still lose half their games, this time in boring fashion.
|2 days 2 hours ago||Who knew you could look||
Who knew you could look bad-ass in Grandma's sweater?
|2 days 5 hours ago||Bo on Jim Harbaugh: Jack||
Bo on Jim Harbaugh: Jack (Harbaugh) was one of my assistants in the '70s. Even then, his son was a devil, running on the field when he shouldn't, playing with his friends. One time he did that, I screamed "Get that kid out of here, now!" I think he was 10 years old. So, for the record, that is the youngest I ever yelled at one of my quarterbacks.
John Falk: After Jim's dad left for Stanford, I asked Bo, "Have you heard about Jim Harbaugh going to Miami, Ohio, to play?" Bo said: "Listen here, Falk. Jim Harbaugh is coming to Michigan. He just doesn't know it yet."
|2 days 7 hours ago||I'm just glad he's there and||
I'm just glad he's there and not here.
If he does well for them, fine with me. If he pisses them off and they fire him, well that's OK with me too.
|2 days 7 hours ago||Thanks, that answers the||
Thanks, that answers the question:
Not only was it (Dave) Gallagher, former Michigan teammates Doug Troszak and Tom Drake also donned their M Jackets to thwart Woody and company one more time.
And it looks like he did get a medal for it of sorts:
“At the end of the year, the Michigan Football team held a players-only banquet and I was the only non-player invited to the event. The 1977 team gave me a plaque commemorating my involvement in defending the banner that year.”
|2 days 8 hours ago||Penn State will then evolve||
Penn State will then evolve all the way from a team stuck in a time warp from 50 years ago . . . to a team stuck in a time warp from 40 years ago.
|2 days 8 hours ago||That's OK, I still want||
That's OK, I still want Mario's extra year.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Then why would anyone take||
Then why would anyone take the Michigan coaching job? Your job security is based on beating Ohio State . . . who happened to beat Alabama last time they played.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Holy shit, who is the||
Holy shit, who is the sandy-colored hair guy in the Michigan letterman jacket laying some licks on Ohio State players?
He looks big, like an ex-player. He stood toe-to-toe with Buckeye players in full helmets and pads.
The man is s hero. He deserves some medals. The sign stayed up, like the Star Spangled Banner at Fort Mchenry.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Les is the ultimate Wisconsin||
Les is the ultimate Wisconsin coach.
This needs to happen.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Problem is, this moonshot||
Problem is, this moonshot hire is not repeatable for other teams.
I'd like to think that we did something really great to earn Harbaugh, but the fact is we were just lucky.
Harbaugh is batshit crazy and marches to his own drummer. We were just plain lucky that he grew up in Ann Arbor loving Michigan, instead of in Austin loving Texas or Athens loving Georgia, or some other place.
There is no other Jim Harbaugh out there, and we got the only one.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Fair enough. I'll trade that||
Fair enough. I'll trade that for Super Mario getting his extra year.
|2 days 8 hours ago||We even used to get some of||
We even used to get some of that Louisiana talent, guys like Leroy Hoard and A Train. But we only got it when LSU was relatively down.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Whenever I saw a video with||
Whenever I saw a video with Dave Brandon in it at Michigan, my skin would crawl. I wanted to punch him in the mouth. And this was true for me since 2012 when he dismissively decided that the band was just a meaningless hood ornament and was not worthy of going to Dallas for the Alabama game.
But man, I've got to be honest . . . I watched him in the Toys R Us video link and I thought he seemed absolutely fine. He was engaging, he paid attention to the interviewers, he was very knowledgeable about his business and about the toys on display. There was none of the Brandon "I'm smart and you are stupid" attitude. There was no "This is beneath me, I'm just killing time for now" attitude.
He was, I don't know, like a real CEO.
Maybe he learned a lesson, maybe it's just an act for the cameras. But you can see how people could think he could do a good job when they originally brought him on as AD. We'll see how quickly he wears out his welcome or not at Toys R Us.
|2 days 9 hours ago||The Big Ten champ is in over||
The Big Ten champ is in over any body with an equal number of losses.
Like it or not, one thing OSU did by winning the NC last year is prove that the B1G champ belongs in the Playoff.
If Michigan is the B1G champ, we are in over a 2-loss Pac 12 team. ND has to lose, but Iowa does not have to be undefeated when we play them.
|2 days 10 hours ago||I'm not big on the whole||
I'm not big on the whole "good loss" out-weighs "good win" argument for ND.
OK, they have a great loss. But they don't have any really good wins at this point. They would not be in my top 4 right now.
|2 days 10 hours ago||Why not? We have a common||
Why not? We have a common opponent - NW - and we killed NW while they lost to NW. It's not unreasonable at this point in time.
|2 days 10 hours ago||Stanford is ND's last shot.||
Stanford is ND's last shot. They have to win convincingly to be in the top 4 if Oklahoma and MSU/Iowa win out.
|2 days 10 hours ago||Keith Jackson is the best of||
Keith Jackson is the best of all time.
Before he went senile, I used to actually like Muss pretty well. You knew it was the big game of the day when you heard the dramatic "You are looking LIVE . . . "
|2 days 10 hours ago||Meh. I may be in the||
Meh. I may be in the minority, but I'm not that big on Gus Johnson for football.
He's not the same as he is for basketball. It's like he's not sure where to direct the excitement: "IT'S SECOND DOWN AND SEVEN!!"
|2 days 10 hours ago||No Respekt. Maybe we can use||
No Respekt. Maybe we can use that as the motivation we need to get up for a big game like this.
Nah . . . that would be lame. Nobody would do that for a rivalry game.
|2 days 10 hours ago||+ 1,000 for "bad that we know||
+ 1,000 for "bad that we know the names".
That says it all.
Like the Captain of the Exxon Valdez oil tanker ship, the only way you ever know the name is because bad things happened.
|2 days 10 hours ago||THE voice of College||
THE voice of College Football, bar none.
|2 days 10 hours ago||His intro to one of the||
His intro to one of the Michigan - Penn State games in the '90s: "It should be a cracking good game."
|2 days 10 hours ago||I like Spielman and Herbie in||
I like Spielman and Herbie in general, but not doing a Michigan - Ohio State game.
It's too awkward. They are human, they have homer tendencies just like anyone does. Then when they try to hide them, it comes off patronizing.
Better to just avoid the whole awkward dance and have somebody broadcast who is just going to tell it like it is.
|2 days 10 hours ago||Hey, where's the game? I did||
Hey, where's the game?
I did not need to get anything done today anyway.
|2 days 10 hours ago||I think the answer is #5:||
I think the answer is #5: Harbaugh is waiting to gain some forward momentum within his program before he attacks the Buckeye State.
He has a lot of gaps to fill in a short amount of time, and he needs to use that time carefully. He is not in a position (yet) to fight it out with Ohio State for every OSU-lifer recruit that may catch his eye. (It should be noted that he is not doing this with Alabama-lifers either.) He is cherry-picking who he thinks he has a good shot with.
Once he gains momentum, and recruits start coming to him, he will turn his attention to Ohio and go toe-to-toe for Ohio recruits that he really wants.
|2 days 11 hours ago||I find it hard to believe||
I find it hard to believe that there are few recruits in Ohio that are both worthy and available. There are many.
Meyer himself has somewhat de-emphasized Ohio compared to the past. He gets his core from Ohio, but then he branches out nationally to cherry-pick the rest.
What does this mean? It means that with scholarship limits, Ohio State can't take all the worthy Ohio talent, whether they want to or not.
If we have learned anything about Harbaugh it's that he knows exactly what he wants, conventional wisdom be damned. He is filling in the many gaps he sees, as quickly as he can. He is not worried about some "recruiting strategy".
Our lack of emphasis on Ohio is not a permanent thing. It's just where we are right now.
|3 days 57 min ago||That's the hardest part . . .||
That's the hardest part . . . the graduations and proms and weddings that will never be for a little boy who does not get the chance to grow up. We pray he is in a better place that transcends our limited understanding of what is important.
|3 days 1 hour ago||I did not even bother to try.||
I did not even bother to try. It's just devestating.
Our prayers are with the Carr family.
|3 days 2 hours ago||But except for Rich Rod, they||
But except for Rich Rod, they all beat Ohio State.
|3 days 2 hours ago||"I don't have that list on||
"I don't have that list on front of me."
This is a guy who remembers events when he was not even there. You can bet he remembers every single second of his Ohio State weeks as a player . . . what he did, what Bo did, what his team mates did, how he felt about it.
If he wanted to talk about it he would. And he may decide later that he does. But it will be when he wants to, not when some reporter says "Speak!" like he's a trained Cocker Spaniel.
|3 days 2 hours ago||"Tell me about . . . " They||
"Tell me about . . . "
They come in with a list of names and just go down the list until they find one that has not been discussed yet.
There is like zero preparation.
|3 days 2 hours ago||Harbaugh always knows||
Harbaugh always knows something they don't know.
|3 days 5 hours ago||Good job showing all the||
Good job showing all the highlights, not just the Michigan ones.
I hate when I watch a highlight video somebody put together that shows nothing but your own team's highlights.
You watch it for 20 minutes, you see nothing but your own team's highlights, and you think the score must be something like 35-0. Then you see the score in the 4th quarter and your team is down 10. It's like "Huh? How did that happen?"
|3 days 6 hours ago||In '97 it was in the nose||
In '97 it was in the nose bleed seats, I was in one of those seats from the Michigan Alumni Assoc on "Judgment Day".
But there were also Michigan seats in the lower bowl in the same end zone and at the 10 yard line on the clubhouse side.
it looks like they have moved all the visitor seats to the upper deck now.
|3 days 7 hours ago||Yeah, it's hard to get all||
Yeah, it's hard to get all ginned up when I realize those highlights are not against USC, but against iowa State.
|4 days 11 hours ago||Sucks that this is the guy we||
Sucks that this is the guy we have to rely on to beat MSU
|5 days 22 hours ago||We have a bunch already . . .||
We have a bunch already . . . . Henry, Hurst, Charlton, Wormley . . . they're not doing anything come January.
|5 days 22 hours ago||They (Xaiver) missed 39 shots||
They (Xaiver) missed 39 shots and rebounded 18 of them.
|6 days 43 min ago||Yes.||
|6 days 51 min ago||With the white shoes, socks,||
With the white shoes, socks, and knee pads . . . we look like ducks.
|6 days 1 hour ago||People forget that 2007||
People forget that 2007 Michigan-Ohio State was for the Big Ten Championship. It's only because Hene was hurt and freshman Mallet had to start that we blocked it out of our minds as a "real" Michigan-Ohio State game.
|6 days 1 hour ago||I did like their "You Off"||
I did like their "You Off" shirts. Good rivalry stuff.
|6 days 1 hour ago||WE NO LIKE||
WE NO LIKE
|6 days 1 hour ago||May it be a weekend of teams||
May it be a weekend of teams we don't like . . . .losing.
|6 days 1 hour ago||Bosa was only a Junior then.||
Bosa was only a Junior then.
|6 days 4 hours ago||For us. Quick, say for us.||
For us. Quick, say for us.
|6 days 4 hours ago||Whatever works. With their||
With their relentless blitzes, Rudock could go off for 100 yards.
Jake, DO IT.
|6 days 5 hours ago||Yes, Ben. It's only cold in||
Yes, Ben. It's only cold in June.
|6 days 8 hours ago||The OSU Game would be a good||
The OSU Game would be a good time for things to even out.
|6 days 9 hours ago||I lived there for 7 years and||
I lived there for 7 years and wanted to get out the whole time. It is even worse now because they lost a lot of industry and even NCR.
I was actually a member of the Miamisburg Jaycees for a while. We had our meetings at Bullwinkels. It's a decent enough place.
One thing that was fun is that I was living in Dayton (a very pro-Ohio State area only 90 mi from Columbus) when Michigan absolutely owned Ohio State.
I walked around that place constantly in my Michigan attire, grinning like the Cheshire Cat the whole time. The sight of the winged helmet absolutely freaked them out.
|6 days 9 hours ago||Maybe we will find one of||
Maybe we will find one of those fake bomb-sniffing dogs from 1994 up his ass.
|6 days 9 hours ago||Kills the buzz even more.||
Kills the buzz even more. This won't be any kind of white-out night game atmosphere at PSU.
Let's just take care of business and get out of there.
|6 days 9 hours ago||Florida is kind of played||
Florida is kind of played out, and we get them in 2017 anyway. I'd like to see a team I've never seen us play - LSU or Georgia.
|6 days 9 hours ago||App St would have beaten half||
App St would have beaten half of FBS that year. We just happened to be the lucky ones to give the demo.
|6 days 9 hours ago||Cause the first one went so||
Cause the first one went so well?
|6 days 9 hours ago||This^ We owe them a beating.||
We owe them a beating.
|6 days 10 hours ago||(No subject)||
|6 days 10 hours ago||Dantonio is going to face||
Dantonio is going to face plant like that on Saturday night.
|6 days 13 hours ago||Huh? Why would you do a||
Huh? Why would you do a thing like that?
|6 days 13 hours ago||That's going to leave a mark.||
That's going to leave a mark.
|6 days 13 hours ago||I think it could be Lewis.||
I think it could be Lewis. The 6 is hidden and the one on his shoulder tore off.
Yep, it's definitely him denying Penn State.
We got this.
|6 days 13 hours ago||Doesn't look like you could||
Doesn't look like you could ever get too close.
|6 days 13 hours ago||Apparently all of them.||
Apparently all of them.
|6 days 13 hours ago||You don't get the internet?||
You don't get the internet?
|6 days 14 hours ago||Too soon.||
|6 days 14 hours ago||Is that Lewis or Woodson?||
Is that Lewis or Woodson? Hmmm . . .
|6 days 14 hours ago||Go Jake! Pick 'em apart with||
Pick 'em apart with both your arm and legs like Tom Brady did.
|6 days 14 hours ago||SACK THE HACK!!||
SACK THE HACK!!
|6 days 14 hours ago||If it does, hopefully it will||
If it does, hopefully it will come to this:
|6 days 22 hours ago||You are very lucky.This is||
You are very lucky.
This is rare and not at all normal.
EDIT: Now I know from the other thread that you are the wife. He is very lucky.
|6 days 23 hours ago||She yells at you?||
She yells at you?
|6 days 23 hours ago||There was a guy that posted a||
There was a guy that posted a while ago that every time "The Victors" played on the TV, his dog would hide under the bed.
|6 days 23 hours ago||She has more points than||
She has more points than you.
|6 days 23 hours ago||Same here. I just need to||
Same here. I just need to sulk in a corner for a while until it wears off, and not be poked and prodded until then.
|6 days 23 hours ago||Yes||
|6 days 23 hours ago||Why do you have a picture of||
Why do you have a picture of the Vikings playing the Chiefs at the bottom?
What does the 1970 Superbowl have to do with anything?
|6 days 23 hours ago||This^||
An authentic throwback.
From the Michigan Daily account of the 1927 Michigan Stadium dedication game against Ohio State:
Just few moments before 3 o'clock the Michigan eleven raced onto the field amid a deafening roar of cheering. Immediately following them came Ohio's red-jerseyed eleven with almost as great an ovation.
|1 week 2 min ago||I like the block M on the||
I like the block M on the pants. That we should bring back.
|1 week 3 min ago||All-maize sounds cool until||
All-maize sounds cool until you see somebody like WVU do it. It looks pretty meh.
|1 week 6 min ago||Maize||
|1 week 8 min ago||I thought we would get to||
I thought we would get to that after the PSU game last year.
It would be a pretty sweet look on the road or in a bowl game.
|1 week 11 min ago||Road uni perfection. Bring it||
Road uni perfection.
Bring it back and leave it alone.
|1 week 15 min ago||Well that took a weird turn.||
Well that took a weird turn.
|1 week 21 min ago||We'll be there for you.||
We'll be there for you.
Nine out of ten spouses are going to make a Michigan loss worse anyhow, not better, by carping at you for being so infantile as to let a stupid kids game have an unreasonable effect on you.
|1 week 29 min ago||I feel sorry for the younger||
I feel sorry for the younger guys on this topic. When I was young and just starting out and had nothing to my name, Michigan football defined me.
I took each loss personally. When they lost, I lost. I took each loss as a personal failure. I felt publically humiliated and embarrassed when they lost.
As I got older and had more things to hang my hat on - career, wife, kids, just life experience in general - it did not define me like it once did.
I'll still get worked up over a loss or a big win, but it wears off much quicker. The intensity is still there, but the duration is much shorter. Now it's always over by Monday.
Here's a useful hint: Michigan used to lose a lot of New Year's Day bowl games. They were all very painful to me, and in my mind they got the entire year off to a bad start. Now I set my mental calendar to begin the new year after Michigan's bowl game is over. The bowl game is the finish of the old year, not the start of the next year.
|1 week 1 hour ago||I agree 100%. If we beat||
I agree 100%. If we beat Penn State, it's all house money.
What I wanted under Harbaugh was to be playing for championships in November. We have not had that for 8 years.
Nobody is going to win every big game. But when Michigan was Michigan, we were always playing for a championship in November. That's how I define success.
If we beat Penn State (and OSU takes care of business), we are there . . . well ahead of schedule.
|1 week 1 hour ago||Thank you for your Michigan||
Thank you for your Michigan fandom service!
So, what was a Michigan game like in the 40s? What would we still recognize today? What has completely changed?
|1 week 1 hour ago||Thank you. I was beginning||
Thank you. I was beginning to feel a jinx coming on.
|1 week 1 hour ago||Yes, this is one of the||
Yes, this is one of the things that actually helps me get through a loss. I get to commiserate with others who are in the exact same position and discuss "what happened?" until we've analyzed it to death and the numbness wears off.
It also helps when I see people that are taking it even worse that me. Gives me some perspective.
I remember the days before the internet. If you were not at the game or at a bar with a bunch of Michigan fans, you were left all alone to absorb the loss with no way at all to break out of the funk. I lived alone, and it made for some hard Sundays. I would look forward to Mondays just to have someone to talk to at work and change the subject that was completely occupying my idle brain.
|1 week 1 hour ago||Not me. You are a superior||
Not me. You are a superior human being.
|1 week 1 hour ago||I did that in '83 after we||
I did that in '83 after we lost to Illinois and our shot at the Rose Bowl. I hopped on my bike and rode furiously all around campus until my anger wore off.
I never realized how big the campus was until then. I was surprised that there was another entire campus area up by the Medical center. Who knew?
|1 week 2 hours ago||I woke up on Sunday with a||
I woke up on Sunday with a giant bruise on my hand. I don't even know how it got there, but I know why it got there.
|1 week 2 hours ago||Yes, get used to it. The||
Yes, get used to it. The time will come again when expectations will be sky high and one loss will ruin the whole season. You will live and die on every single play.
November will be intense. When you have already had 4 losses, a potential 5th loss is "whatever". But when you've had no losses or just an early OOC loss, it's a whole different animal.
|1 week 2 hours ago||That's just the thing . . .||
That's just the thing . . . it doesn't have 0 impact. It has a tangible impact on my life.
I've had people I have not talked to for years call me out of the blue when Michigan wins big (or loses big). I've had interviews change tone because they see Michigan on my resume.
I became friends with the boss of my boss because he liked to talk Michigan basketball with me, a lowly underling. His son played AAUs with MAAR in Allentown PA, and told me about him before Beilein even knew about him.
|1 week 2 hours ago||Yes. I am useless after a||
Yes. I am useless after a loss.
My wife never understands this. She just needs to leave me alone until the loss wears off, usually mid-Sunday for an "ordinary" loss (not a rivalry game or a bowl game, those take longer).
Instead she badgers me about being pissed about a silly game, then I get grumpy, then everything gets worse because I now have to deal with a fight on top of the loss.
Things they don't tell you about before you get married.
If you are not married yet, wallow in your Michigan wierdness while you can. It will change when you get married.
|1 week 2 hours ago||Those '93 Michigan away unis||
Those '93 Michigan away unis were SWEEEEEET.
That's the throwback I'd like to see us go to.
|1 week 6 hours ago||Fun fact No. 2: He literally||
Fun fact No. 2: He literally has a screw loose. Surgeons inserted a metal plate in his jaw after he broke it in college. Somehow, one of the screws holding the plate in place fell out - whereabouts unknown.
|1 week 7 hours ago||You know who really wants||
You know who really wants Bush?
/Sends inner 12 year old out of the room. No more internet for you.
|1 week 7 hours ago||Despite the MANBALL /||
Despite the MANBALL / Back-to-Bo-Basics narrative, this is a very modern and innovative coaching staff.
They are not just recreating Michigan circa 1973.
|1 week 7 hours ago||Yeah, it works against us a||
Yeah, it works against us a little bit. Johnson is better at hitting those quick holes that will only be open for a half second. But Smith is much better at picking up those blitzes which we absolutely need.
|1 week 7 hours ago||Penn State will be||
Penn State will be well-coached to sniff out those screens. But I can see Rudock ripping off several big runs against their agressive blitzes. I would have a few designed Rudock runs early on to back the blitz off and keep them honest.
Rudock is very dangerous with the ball and a couple of open yards of field.
|1 week 7 hours ago||The un-sung hero in several||
The un-sung hero in several of our scoring drives against Indiana was the pass pro, and especially the Vincent Smith-like blitz pickups. They have gotten really good at it.
|1 week 7 hours ago||There are some funny and||
There are some funny and witty writers on this blog, and BSIS is the best of the bunch.
I did not care about Rutgers even when we played them. Only he can get me to read about them 2 weeks after that.
|1 week 12 hours ago||Harbaugh does that. He'll go||
Harbaugh does that. He'll go through an entire interview and not blink once.
|1 week 12 hours ago||After dropping 4 or 5 babies||
After dropping 4 or 5 babies and splattering them all over the ground in the last 3 months, you'd be extra careful too.
|1 week 12 hours ago||Juuuuuuuust A Bit||
Juuuuuuuust A Bit Offside
That was the single most glorious offside ever.
|1 week 1 day ago||#CHAOSTEAM.If you are||
If you are Indiana football, you are going to lose half your games. It's your destiny.
So which would you rather have? Lose half your games 34-7 at noon on BTN which nobody notices, or lose half your games 48-41 in double OT in prime time and have the entire country talking about the chaos you create?
Everybody knows about Indiana and the car-chase scene and wreck-strewn aftermath that follows it around. Nobody knows Purdue even exists.
If you are killing time until Basketball season, you might as well do it hanging upside down from an airborne '69 SS Camaro hurling down Lombard street.
|1 week 2 days ago||I have no problem rooting for||
I have no problem rooting for OSU to win. Because I know I'm just using them. The same way you would hook up with a drunk Ohio State intern that you never had any intention of calling.
Not that I ever did a thing like that.
It was an MSU intern.
|1 week 2 days ago||If Momma happy, everyone||
If Momma happy, everyone happy.
|1 week 2 days ago||This.^ When he sees those||
This.^ When he sees those palm trees swaying in the Diag, he's a lock.
|1 week 2 days ago||Maybe they can build us a RB||
Maybe they can build us a RB out of all those spare parts from their broken ones.
|1 week 2 days ago||He ain't done yet.||
He ain't done yet.
|1 week 2 days ago||I wish I could + this 99 more||
I wish I could + this 99 more times.
Also, you are tall.
|1 week 2 days ago||+1 for proper use of "Pete||
+1 for proper use of "Pete Carroll" verb.
|1 week 2 days ago||This.^ When his presser||
This.^ When his presser comments are not informative, they are entertaining. When they are not entertaining, they are informative. There are no wasted words.
|1 week 2 days ago||They were to-the-point.||
They were to-the-point. Watch old Michigan Replay episodes for a hint.
Bo on the media: "If I'm winning, I don't need them. If I'm losing, they can't help me."
|1 week 2 days ago||It was a thing of beauty. If||
It was a thing of beauty. If you are going to do it, then man, DO IT.
Go offside with an Enthusiasm Unknown To Mankind.
|1 week 2 days ago||I would not want to have to||
I would not want to have to make a living interviewing Jim Harbaugh. However, I would do it for free just tor the entertainment.
|1 week 3 days ago||He should go back to PSU and||
He should go back to PSU and trade Franklin to Maryland.
Both schools would still be better off than they would be any other way.
|1 week 3 days ago||The NFL will burn his||
The NFL will burn his redshirt anyhow.
The only real consideration is: Is he ready to come back?
|1 week 3 days ago||We have not been great on the||
We have not been great on the road this year either. We have played only one really good half - the 2nd half against Maryland.
On the road at Penn State is going to be a challenge, plain and simple.
|1 week 3 days ago||How can you actually be a Mod||
How can you actually be a Mod and have a real job . . . and not be fired from both?
|1 week 3 days ago||The Wreck of the M.||
The Wreck of the M. GoBlog.
The legend lives on from the CMU Chippewas on down . . .
|1 week 3 days ago||LOL, I actually got some work||
LOL, I actually got some work done this morning that I was expecting to have to do late tonight.
|1 week 3 days ago||We need a "safe-zone" meet up||
We need a "safe-zone" meet up site for all of us to go to when that happens, like when they tell you to go to XYZ place during a fire so that they know that everyone is OK.
Where should it be?
|1 week 3 days ago||Ask your Dad. He knows.||
Ask your Dad.
|1 week 3 days ago||I highly suspect that he||
I highly suspect that he knows what to do with pictures of alluring women that he sees on the internet.
|1 week 3 days ago||Me neither. I wind up having||
Me neither. I wind up having to go elsewhere.
|1 week 3 days ago||Can you help get this off?||
Can you help get this off?
|1 week 3 days ago||Or SEC. Redundant, I know.||
Redundant, I know.
|1 week 3 days ago||I'm a chest man myself. I'd||
I'm a chest man myself.
I'd like Kate to get something off her chest ... her top.
|1 week 4 days ago||Record says yes.||
Record says yes.
|1 week 4 days ago||Yeah, but we were just||
Yeah, but we were just setting them up. That's 28th carry was going to break big.
|1 week 4 days ago||"You're from China? Cool!||
"You're from China? Cool!
Do you know . . . "
|1 week 4 days ago||Isn't your QB supposed to do||
Isn't your QB supposed to do that?
|1 week 4 days ago||My favorite moment in this||
My favorite moment in this episode is at 6:57 when Brandstatter and Dierdorf - grizzled veterans who have seen decades of football at all levels - celebrate just like I did on my couch, yelling "Incomplete!" and making the ref's incomplete signal, while Dierdorf talks about his rally cap superstition changing the outcome of the game.
We're all 12-year old boys under our facades when Michigan wins a tight OT game like this.
|1 week 4 days ago||I would NOT want to be that||
I would NOT want to be that hapless, unsuspecting team that plays them in a bowl game.
|1 week 4 days ago||Yes. Penn State, a||
Yes. Penn State, a conventional offense, is a much better matchup for our D than Indiana.
Our O on the other hand will have its hands full. They just faced two of the worst defenses in the nation.
It's almost a mirror-image of the Indiana game.
|1 week 4 days ago||TING! The magic formula.||
The magic formula.
Unless the opponent on the road is crappy. Then 3:30 is better because you have time to tailgate and explore the campus.
|1 week 4 days ago||I grew up in PA and have||
I grew up in PA and have attended Penn State games since the '80s. A noon game there is a completely different animal than a night game.
We are so much better off playing there at noon.
|1 week 4 days ago||Yes.There are a number of||
There are a number of times you have this situation. There may be times where you don't want to score, but would be better off going down at the 2 yard line and then running out the clock for an "extra-point" field goal with 0:00.
Coaches are extremely risk averse, so they won't do it. But if you look at the odds and you've been making field goals all night while your D has not gotten stops all night . . . it makes mathematical sense.
A guy like Wilswon who is hanging on to his job by a thread could never do it. Because if it did not work out, he'd be trashed in the media for trying it.