"Coach Mattison told me what the Ravens were about, what he thought," Beyer said. "He definitely encouraged me. I hold his opinion in high regard."
|3 hours 33 min ago||+1 Insightful.||
|3 hours 34 min ago||BRING IT!||
|4 hours 1 min ago||He has a long standing||
He has a long standing involvement with the Indy 500.
Like Joe Gibbs and his winning NASCAR team, Harbaugh can get involved in something conpletely different than what you are used to seeing him do, and still be successful at it.
The man is a winner. He could lead a team of anything to victories.
He could turn my Mom's Wednesday Bridge club in Naples FL into the most ass-kicking take-no-prisoners Bridge club in the history of all grandmotherdom.
|4 hours 10 min ago||Whereas Hoke always seemed||
Whereas Hoke always seemed willing to go into battle with one hand tied behind his back, Harbaugh has realized that the combination of himself + Michigan gives him a wealth of unique advantages . . . and he is going to maximize every last ounce of that.
When he says we have to constantly strive to get better, even by 1 mph or 1 %, he's not just talking motivational BS. He's applying it to himself.
|4 hours 23 min ago||(No subject)||
|4 hours 25 min ago||I pos'd you, even though you||
I pos'd you, even though you made it clear I wasn't the first.
|4 hours 27 min ago||Bama bam'd.||
|4 hours 29 min ago||Keep it rolling ladies!||
Keep it rolling ladies!
|14 hours 28 min ago||Alabama never got a runner||
Alabama never got a runner past second base. Amazing.
|14 hours 31 min ago||The beauty of women's||
The beauty of women's softball . . . even with 2 outs and a 5 run lead, you don't breathe easy.
|14 hours 48 min ago||One more out||
One more out
|23 hours 35 min ago||They will talk about it like||
They will talk about it like it's a way to even the field with the Big Ten, but what they really will do is use it to get in the face of their SEC rivals.
That's why they had the rule in the first place . . . to keep mini-wars from breaking out in the SEC
Well forget that shit. Look for Florida camps in Tuscaloosa and Alabama camps in Baton Rouge and Georgia camps in Knoxville.
It will be all kinds of squawking and chaos.
|1 day 21 hours ago||The NSA was busy with other||
The NSA was busy with other things.
|1 day 21 hours ago||I actually hope it does not.||
I actually hope it does not. Then it will look like the US did all of this just to "steal" the WC from Qatar.
In case you have not heard, there are a lot of countries that do not like or trust the US, and are highly susceptible to any kind of conspiracy theory.
Better to let it play out and be rewarded for our cleaning house at a later date.
|1 day 21 hours ago||Love MIB. They've got to be||
Love MIB. They've got to be eating this up. They hate FIFA, and for good reason.
|1 day 21 hours ago||It will be interesting to see||
It will be interesting to see if their governments, besides the Swiss, will extradite them.
Foreign governments hate to extradite to the big bad USA, but they may actually hate FIFA even more in this case.
What I never understood is why the big world soccer powers did not just ignore corrupt FIFA and have their own tournament. The Brits would do it in a second, they hate FIFA. All it would take is Germany, Italy, Brazil, and Argentina to join them and the whole thing would be over.
|1 day 21 hours ago||God invented FIFA so that||
God invented FIFA so that even the NCAA has someone to be appalled by.
|1 day 22 hours ago||The Nike one is sideways.||
The Nike one is sideways.
|1 day 22 hours ago||Yes, Sevens is like the||
Yes, Sevens is like the Spread Offense of Rugby.
|2 days 15 hours ago||I love Rugby Sevens. Is this||
I love Rugby Sevens. Is this a club sport at Michigan like LAX used to be, or is it a full varsity sport?
|2 days 15 hours ago||That really would be cool to||
That really would be cool to show that movie in Michigan Stadium.
|2 days 17 hours ago||The Big Chill.||
The Big Chill.
Just to see a scene set in Michigan Stadium while in Michigan Stadium.
|2 days 19 hours ago||Man, I feel sorry for you||
Man, I feel sorry for you guys. I lived in Dayton for 7 years, from the mid-80's to the early 90's. It was a great time to live in hard-core Buckeye country, which Dayton is. I was constantly walking around with a shit-eating grin on my face.
We only lost to OSU twice the whole time I was there, and one of them was when Bruce got fired and even I felt bad for him.
I worked at NCR during that time, and on the Friday before the '86 OSU game (the Harbaugh guarantee game), I looked up at the top of one of the NCR buildings (PCD/Building #30 I think), and there was a giant Block M Michigan flag flying for all the world to see. It felt like seeing the Stars and Stripes flying over Mount Suribachi. I knew then and there that we were going to win.
I went to the game in Columbus with some Buckeye friends from Dayton. I had to hide my Michigan sweatshirt under a coat after we won and then went into several Columbus bars. It was a quiet trip back to Dayton, but it didn't matter to me.
Here's hoping that Harbaugh can make it safe (and fun) for Michigan fans to live in Dayton again like he did the first time.
|2 days 23 hours ago||You'll always have Notre||
You'll always have Notre Dame.
As will Tate.
As will Denard.
As will Devin.
As will Woodley.
Damn, I miss them already.
|2 days 23 hours ago||I like that the "Team #"||
I like that the "Team #" thing has stuck around.
It didn't work out for Hoke, but that does not mean he did not leave something to the Michigan legacy. Like Amaker and the maize student section which has bled over to football and other sports, or Red getting playes to wear the winged helmet which has been picked up by other helmet-wearing Michigan sports.
Everybody contributes something.
|3 days 14 hours ago||He meant to say "Those who||
He meant to say "Those who vomit hard . . . ", but he had to dial it back because everybody already thinks he's insane.
|3 days 14 hours ago||Yes.We love our traditions,||
We love our traditions, but other programs have some good ones as well.
|3 days 20 hours ago||Don't hate. The man just||
Don't hate. The man just made $14,652 during the time it took you to type "hurr hurr hurr"
|3 days 20 hours ago||If you are not a Lions fan,||
If you are not a Lions fan, he's not that bad. A lot of the visceral hate for him is because of his time with the Lions. But if you were not following any of that, he's just another announcer.
He doesn't move the needle for me one way or another.
That being said, you would think the BTN would use some of that wad of cash to upgrade their announcers and their production values.
The BTN still looks like the evening news sports segment on small-market local TV.
|3 days 20 hours ago||. . . and that makes five||
. . . and that makes five races in a row.
|3 days 22 hours ago||I would ask him what he will||
I would ask him what he will do to develop a running game. What mix of scheme, talent, player development to get us back to the days where Michigan could run the ball on anyone.
|3 days 22 hours ago||But would they (or us) ever||
But would they (or us) ever do it today?
|3 days 22 hours ago||Except that we don't secretly||
Except that we don't secretly respect the SEC deep down inside and wish to be like them.
|3 days 23 hours ago||And that was after Stalin had||
And that was after Stalin had already killed millions in his own purges.
Life was cheap to the Soviets. That's one of the reasons they were willing to expend so many people so easily. It was essentially one of their military tactics.
|3 days 23 hours ago||MacArthur was the Dave||
MacArthur was the Dave Brandon of World War II.
|3 days 23 hours ago||He looks just like what I||
He looks just like what I would picture the Central Scrutinizer to look like.
|3 days 23 hours ago||Yay!||
|5 days 3 hours ago||Whichever company promises to||
Whichever company promises to have the helmets, jersey numbers, and pants all match each other should be the one to win the business.
|5 days 3 hours ago||I hop they don't dull it too||
I hop they don't dull it too much. Michigan colors are unique. I don't want to be just another Cal / Navy / WVU / Toledo.
|5 days 3 hours ago||where are you going to make||
where are you going to make up that $4mm?
If WD cuts out just one purchase a month, he could finance it himself.
|5 days 3 hours ago||To put this in another||
To put this in another perspective, how bad must Addidas be to be 4 Million Dollars higher than Nike . . . and yet Nike is still in the running?
Addidas is having to bribe their way into this arrangement. They could never compete straight up.
|5 days 21 hours ago||Hey, that's 5.7%. Still||
Hey, that's 5.7%.
Still better than Bellomy against Nebraska.
|6 days 2 hours ago||Harbaugh is a jalapeno||
Harbaugh is a jalapeno pepper. People who like jalapenos really like them. And you can make some fantastic things with them.
But they're not for everybody.
|6 days 10 hours ago||Even if it ends poorly, it||
Even if it ends poorly, it will be spectacular.
|6 days 11 hours ago||Love the Indy 500.||
Love the Indy 500.
As a kid, I thought the Johnny Lightning Special was the coolest thing that ever existed.
BTW, Indy may have lost some luster since the split, but the last four races in a row are among the best of all time. It's actually a much better race now than anytime in its "heyday".
|6 days 11 hours ago||.||
|1 week 7 hours ago||Keep it rolling, ladies!!||
Keep it rolling, ladies!!
|1 week 7 hours ago||I wonder what the guy did to||
I wonder what the guy did to the sheep before that. Probably wasn't good.
|1 week 7 hours ago||(No subject)||
|1 week 20 hours ago||FSU's stadium used to look||
FSU's stadium used to look like a high school stadium.
I remember the '91 game against FSU in Ann Arbor when they outclassed us by 20 points. And yet all the FSU fans that I met wanted to talk about was how awesome our stadium was and how pathetic theirs was.
Putting the bricks all the way around it really did wonders for their stadium since then.
|1 week 20 hours ago||They thought it was||
They thought it was "festive".
Never let decisions that impact a million people be made by one or two people in a vacuum.
|1 week 20 hours ago||Me too. And I don't even get||
Me too. And I don't even get to use the boxes!
I think the ship has sailed on 125,000 seat CFB stadiums. We can probably forget about 10,000 seat additions to the end zones . . . we can't fill up the ones we have now for every game. This is not a Michigan thing per se, it's a CFB thing in general.
Given that, I think it would look great to brick the outside of the end zones some day, so that the bricks go all the way around.
It would look very classy, very college-y.
|1 week 22 hours ago||They won't run out of||
They won't run out of scholarships until they run out of hospital beds.
|1 week 22 hours ago||I never like hearing Ole Miss||
I never like hearing Ole Miss in a recruiting list that you would not expect them to be in.
I'm just saying.
|1 week 1 day ago||Those can't be real, they||
Those can't be real, they must be photoshoped.
The Block M's don't look real either.
|1 week 1 day ago||Virgin.||
|1 week 1 day ago||Here's the problem with||
Here's the problem with getting married at the Big House . . . if it does not work out and ends messy, you will come to hate everything that reminds you of your ex.
So instead of the Big House reminding you of the rose in Charles' teeth, it will forever remind you of the thorn in your side that was your ex.
|1 week 1 day ago||Remember this:||
Remember this: When you were a kid, playing Hot Wheels and catching frogs, your wife was planning her wedding. She will ask for your input and then ignore it, because she has known since she was ten years old exactly how she wants her wedding.
As a groom, you are a prop. Your job is to show up and stand where you are told and stay out of the way the rest of the time. Do not fight this, just go with the flow.
Keep your eyes on the prize: The Honeymoon. Here, you will have a full say on what happens.
Also remember this: Your Honeymoon is the only time in your adult life where you will be given complete no-questions-asked slack on everything. Milk this. It will never happen again.
Complete strangers will go out of their way for you because it is your Honeymoon. I remember we missed some kind of bill payment when we were on our Honeymoon. When we told the surly person on the phone that it was because of our Honeymoon, she said "That's OK, these things happen. We'll just look the other way this time." Any other day and she would have ripped our heads off.
Make your Honeymoon last as long as you can. Don't skimp. It is a bubble from reality that can not be replicated.
|1 week 1 day ago||Do you have a sister?I'm||
Do you have a sister?
I'm married, but that doesn't even matter right now.
|1 week 1 day ago||Nah, it's just common sense||
Nah, it's just common sense at work.
Paying him $20 million to not coach is a bargain. It is my understanding that all NCAA teams secretly pitch into a fund to pay his $20 million to keep him from showing up on their doorstep one day.
|1 week 1 day ago||I thought the same thing.||
I thought the same thing. Once you are a head coach, they just keep recycling you over and over, even if you are bad. You never actually go away.
|1 week 1 day ago||How will we be able to tell||
How will we be able to tell when this happens?
|1 week 1 day ago||Thank you.||
|1 week 1 day ago||Well if she would read||
Well if she would read MGoBlog more instead of playing with Barbies, she'd know it.
What kind of kid are you raising?
|1 week 1 day ago||This list has no credibility.||
This list has no credibility. None.
Back to Nike vs. Addidas.
I like bright yellow. It makes me cheery.
|1 week 2 days ago||If Drake can stay healthy, he||
If Drake can stay healthy, he will be the game changer. Had he stayed in the game, we would have beaten Ohio State. They had no answer for him.
|1 week 2 days ago||Serendipity . . . I just||
Serendipity . . . I just heard this song a few minutes ago on the radio while driving home from work. As I'm listening to it, I'm thinking about the Ann Arbor connection.
I log in to MGoBlog when I get home to check out what's going on . . . and there is this post about the song.
|1 week 3 days ago||When we were Nike, we were||
When we were Nike, we were good in everything.
It was good JuJu. Who are we to question why?
|1 week 3 days ago||Wow, the state of Michigan||
Wow, the state of Michigan lost 77% of its auto industry jobs from 2000 to 2009. I knew it was bad, but not that bad.
|1 week 3 days ago||This much:||
|1 week 3 days ago||It took you an hour and 5||
It took you an hour and 5 mins to answer that obscure question. You're slipping.
|1 week 3 days ago||I LOVE Harbaugh's snese of||
I LOVE Harbaugh's snese of urgency.
That was one of my biggest gripes with Hoke . . . there was no sense of urgency. Everything seemed so complacent while the ship was sinking, as if he felt it didn't matter, he was secure no matter what and could fiddle around for a while.
Harbaugh appears to be under no similar illusions. He gets that there is a small window of opportunity to get critical mass and get this thing rolling again . . . and he's going to charge through it.
|1 week 3 days ago||Make yourself look like an||
Make yourself look like an ass, and then give him what he wants anyway.
I do that with my kids all the time.
|1 week 3 days ago||No worries, he'll be the CEO||
No worries, he'll be the CEO of something someday. They can easily make $50 million.
|1 week 3 days ago||Welp, there goes Malzahn's||
Welp, there goes Malzahn's Exposure U iinvite.
|1 week 3 days ago||And keeping Bo Jackson||
And keeping Bo Jackson completely out of the end zone in the '84 Sugar Bowl and ruining any claim Auburn had to the NC.
|1 week 3 days ago||I thought this was a great||
I thought this was a great hire, and a tremendous asset to the program.
To be honest, I completely forgot about her son until somebody posted his official transfer a few days ago. This goes way beyond getting a kid to transfer here.
|1 week 4 days ago||That is the most tolerant||
That is the most tolerant member of the female species that I have ever seen.
Marry her at once.
|1 week 4 days ago||TING!!||
|1 week 4 days ago||I Guess you had to use your||
I Guess you had to use your hand a lot in school!
|1 week 4 days ago||Non-fluorescent maize.||
|1 week 4 days ago||I hope so for their sake.||
I hope so for their sake. Because they sure haven't received good publicity.
|1 week 4 days ago||I can vouch for another 12||
I can vouch for another 12 additional years before that. And I doubt they somehow "switched" to bright yellow the day I showed up.
Our "maize" has always been bright yellow. Addidas may have taken it a bit too far on the fluorescent yellow continuum, but when it reverts back to proper form it will still be bright yellow, not golden/mustard yellow.
|1 week 5 days ago||That's cool. But there is no||
That's cool. But there is no need to be so self-righteous about it.
The fact that youngsters are starting to flock to UA because they market "attitude", and not because of any real product difference, shows that they are just as susceptible to following the Brand-herd as any Boomer.
Every generation thinks they're smarter than the previous generations. Except they're not.
|1 week 5 days ago||There is a mythology going||
There is a mythology going around that somehow our "maize" used to be golden mustardy yellow, ala Iowa's color.
If you look at the old unis in the Michigan museum, you will see that they are pretty much the same bright light yellow that we are familiar with today.
There was a recent video of Durkin, I believe, wearing a shirt with Michigan maize in it standing in front of Tom Harmon's 1940 uni. The "maize" tint on his shirt was essentially the same color as the maize on Harmon's uni.
The first time I laid eyes on a Michigan uni in person was way back in 1982. I remember even then thinking "Man, that yellow is really bright."
Our maize has never been a golden mustard yellow. We never have, and never will have, Iowa's/Minnesota's/Cal's/USC's/Navy's color of yellow.
|1 week 5 days ago||If it's a really big gap, he||
If it's a really big gap, he can't. But if it's reasonably close, then that's the difference between Hackett and Brandon . . . the mission of the AD is not just to scrape every last dime off the table at the expense of everything else. Other things matter too.
|1 week 5 days ago||It's a bunch of stitched||
It's a bunch of stitched fabric by Chinese laborers.
You believe Nike is the "best" because you've been led to believe they're the best by their marketing hype.
You can get off your high horse. You're no different than the Boomers and their GM station wagons.
|1 week 5 days ago||Cool. We can schedule an||
Cool. We can schedule an away game against Harvard on Martha's Vineyard.
|1 week 5 days ago||+1 for "awesomepossum"||
+1 for "awesomepossum"
|1 week 5 days ago||When we were Nike we were||
When we were Nike we were good.
|1 week 6 days ago||I loved this hilarious Kansas||
I loved this hilarious Kansas Sweet Sixteen prediction from Grantland. Keep in mind, this was before the Kansas - Michigan game, in which Elijah Johnson: grabbed McGary’s privates, missed the free throw that led to "The Trey", and missed a runner that would have won it for Kansas:
Prediction: Bill Self will become so enraged with Elijah Johnson that his toupee will fall off.
Self and Johnson have an interesting relationship, and by “interesting,” I mean that before every game, I’m pretty sure Self pulls Johnson aside and gives him the following speech:
“I’ve worked my ass off to get to where I am today. I spent seven years coaching at small schools in Tulsa just to get the chance to coach at a big-time program. Now I’m here. I have multiple luxury automobiles, I own real estate all over the greater Lawrence area, and women throughout the Midwest want to lay with me. Look me in the eye, Elijah. I have it all, I tell you. IT. ALL. And I’m not about to let some shithead like you ruin it for me.
God as my witness, if the other team’s point guard outplays you tonight, I will end you. Your corpse will spend eternity in the crawl space of my summer home, and when guests ask, ‘What’s that smell?” I’ll tell them it’s the scent of mediocrity. It’s the smell of a guy who wasn’t half the man that Tyshawn, Sherron, or Mario were. Look at me, Elijah. I’ll tell them it’s the smell of a man who fell short of success one too many times.
“Alright, good talk. Remember: Just go out there and play your hardest, and everything will take care of itself. Go get ’em, buckaroo.”
|1 week 6 days ago||I was in Playa del Carmen,||
I was in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. I tried and tried to find the game somewhere in the hotel, but no luck. (Never schedule a vacation in a foreign country during tournament time when your team is good.)
So we took a cab into town for dinner. What will be will be. After dinner, I was able to find a sports bar that had the game on one of the TVs. There were around 2 minutes left and we were down like 12 points. OK, this is over. Where can we get ice cream?
But the team kept coming back. I settled in and ordered a beer. Dos Equis lager in the green bottle. Refreshing.
Every time it looked over, we would come back, courtesy of Kansas and Elijah Johnson as much as us. Kansas misses a foul shot and we're down three. Trey drives up the floor . . . and then launches a rocket from damn near half court. Trey, Nooooo . . . . YESSSSS!!!
The place was quiet until then, but then it went nuts. More people were watching than I thought.
Overtime was intense, yet just a formality. I knew we were going to win, Michigan knew we were going to win, and most importantly, Kansas knew we were going to win. I ordered another beer.
After the game, I hoisted my seven year-old daughter on my shoulders and we walked down the very crowded street with her shouting at the top of her lungs: "Michigan!, clap, clap, clap . . . partying!! Michigan!, clap, clap, clap . . . partying!!"
We went for "Elite Eight Ice Cream" at the Playa del Carmen Dairy Queen. Ever since then, she gets Elite Eight Ice Cream when we make it that far.
Given the setting and the situation, it really was one of the coolest Michigan sports experiences I've had.
We also made the Final Four when I was down there, but that game was over by the time I was even able to check the score. We connected in Atlanta on the way home and I remember looking out the window of the plane at the Georgia Dome as we were landing thinking "We're going to be playing there in the Final Four in just a few days. Amazing."
|2 weeks 4 hours ago||With breakfast in bed!||
With breakfast in bed!
|2 weeks 4 hours ago||(No subject)||
|2 weeks 4 hours ago||Get both. YOLO.||
Get both. YOLO.
|2 weeks 4 hours ago||My ass was dragging all week,||
My ass was dragging all week, but for some reason today feels better.
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||(No subject)||
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||A Jim Harbaugh offer?||
A Jim Harbaugh offer?
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||Just think where we were a||
Just think where we were a year ago at this time. It's a whole new world, that none of us could have possibly expected. Ever.
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||This is the money quote:||
This is the money quote:
If any coach has the chops to sit back and let his reputation speak for itself, Harbaugh would be the guy.
Instead, he is out there hustling like he's a rookie coach with something to prove.
I like our chances.
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||It would be more appropriate||
It would be more appropriate if an Allison Brie post got you to 10,000, but this will have to do.
You can save her for 15,000.
|2 weeks 22 hours ago||I'm in there somewhere. It||
I'm in there somewhere. It was pretty common before they lowered the field and put a wall around it to protect the grass. I remember being out there for OSU '83 and '93 as well, among others.
|2 weeks 23 hours ago||If Rich Rod would have won||
If Rich Rod would have won like Yost, we would have thought he was the greatest thing too.
The #1 requirement of being a "Michigan Man"? Win a lot of games.
|2 weeks 23 hours ago||They still look awful||
They still look awful
Wait until you see them in the Rose Bowl. They get a whole lot better looking.
|2 weeks 23 hours ago||That's the ticket . . . bring||
That's the ticket . . . bring back the helmet stickers from one of the most successful eras in Michigan history, and the swoosh from another one of the most successful eras in Michgian history, and we're good to go.
Now all we need is something from the Yost era.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||He'll go to Stanford. Duh.||
He'll go to Stanford. Duh.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||And yet it was still more||
And yet it was still more interesting than Floyd & Manny.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I've been following Michigan||
I've been following Michigan football since 1982. There has not been a more beloved player that I have seen during that time than Denard Robinson.
I hope that when his NFL career is over, he becomes a permanant fixture at Michigan.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||". . . and they'll never||
". . . and they'll never catch him. Denard Robinson, shoelaces flopping in the wind, goes all the way to the end zone!"
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Why did they put the muppet||
Why did they put the muppet in a tie?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I like your spunk, son. We've||
I like your spunk, son.
We've got to get you a woman who appreciates all that MGoPoints bank.
Does MGoBrewMom have a daughter?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||You're at Michigan State?||
You're at Michigan State?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||There is nothing inherently||
There is nothing inherently wrong with it. It is just not "official" anymore. I don't know why they moved away from it, other than they wanted to reinforce the Block M as the logo.
That is what I find strange . . . they go to a lot of trouble to standardize on a specific Michigan look, and then things like the helmet/jersey/pants colors on the football uniforms don't even match.
They are obsessive-compulsive in some areas, and oblivious in others.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Thier B1G schedule is very||
Thier B1G schedule is very similar to ours . . . neither of us plays Wisconsin, Nebraska, Iowa, or Purdue. We both play NW. They play Illinois whereas we play Minnesota.
Our OOC is much harder. They only play Buffalo, Army, SDSU, and Temple in a de-facto home game in Philly.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||2006||
|2 weeks 3 days ago||That's crazy.||
|2 weeks 3 days ago||He must have liked the idea||
He must have liked the idea that we have a "team mom".
|2 weeks 3 days ago||He beat out Duke for both||
He beat out Duke for both Battle and McGary.
He can outrecruit anybody except cold hard cash. So Kentucky is safe.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||The 3 commits average out to||
The 3 commits average out to 4 stars according to them.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I hope he's here 3 years.||
I hope he's here 3 years.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I guess Coach K can't||
I guess Coach K can't recruit.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||+1 Insightful.||
|2 weeks 5 days ago||He should have caught the||
He should have caught the ball because he did catch the ball . . . then he dropped it on contact with the ground.
Yes it was PI, but he was still able to bring the ball in. He didn't hold onto it though.
Gotta make that catch.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I was in that end zone as||
I was in that end zone as welll. It took so long for the ball to pop out that we all thought it was a TD. The place went crazy . . . then stunned silence.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Had we won that game, we||
Had we won that game, we absolutely could have won the NC.
We would have played the rest of our B1G games with a much different mind set as the #1 team, ala 1997. I believe we would have won them.
As far as our competetion for the NC that year, it was Colorado who was "undefeated" only becuase the refs missed a phantom fifth down, and an unimpressive Georgia Tech.
We mauled Ole Miss in our bowl game that year so bad that the entire O Line was given the MVP. We were a steamroller by the end of the season.
That could have easily been an NC team.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Whatever works. Who are we||
Whatever works. Who are we to question?
We were good when we were Nike. Bring them back.
Why take any chances?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Nike will always have a warm||
Nike will always have a warm spot in my heart...
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Jaybaugh is like your VP||
Jaybaugh is like your VP running mate in a Presidential election . . . he does the dirty work, calling out your opponent, while you stay above the fray.
He's good at it and you can tell he kind of likes it.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||And they did it all while||
And they did it all while wearing ties.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||10,000+ people died . . .||
10,000+ people died . . . every single day for five years.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Did he ask you if you were a||
Did he ask you if you were a subject of Queen Elizabeth, and when you said no did he say "yeah, you're welcome"?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||They could not assume that||
They could not assume that would stay that way at the time. A Nazi-controlled Europe with unchecked power would have certainly become an existential threat to the USA over time.
There are lots of histories we could safely re-write from the comfort of our sofas in 2015, but WWII is not one of them.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||There are some AWESOME||
There are some AWESOME post-game handshakes coming up in the Harbaugh regime.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||You can't out blue-collar||
You can't out blue-collar work-ethic Jim Harbaugh.
He's going to have to come up with another schtick.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||$$$.||
|3 weeks 2 hours ago||Agreed.Stadiums on my bucket||
Stadiums on my bucket list:
- SEC night game at LSU
- Notre Dame
These for tailgating/environment:
- Grove at Ole Miss
- Tennessee navy
|3 weeks 2 hours ago||The stadium itself is a||
The stadium itself is a little scary - an erector set gone wild - but the setting is great.
|3 weeks 3 hours ago||Jim Harbaugh is like the||
Jim Harbaugh is like the playa' at the bar . . . just because he can get any hot chick he wants, it doesn't mean he is ever going to stop looking.
|3 weeks 3 hours ago||Harbaugh collects Quaterbacks||
Harbaugh collects Quaterbacks the way Rich Rod collected Slot Receivers.
|3 weeks 3 hours ago||TING!!! This should end the||
This should end the whole discussion.
|3 weeks 3 hours ago||My wife went to Duke.||
My wife went to Duke.
Fortunately for me, I met her in 1993. This means that it was when our loss to them in the NC game was already in the past. Instead, I got to start off the "rivalry" with 3 straight Michigan wins over Duke in '95, '96' and '97!
It was a nice buffer for future years after that when times got a little lean.
But on the whole, we actually have a pretty respectable record against Duke considering non-ACC teams have a terrible record against them.
|3 weeks 4 hours ago||Always start each Friday with||
Always start each Friday with a delicious, healthy breakfast.
|3 weeks 4 hours ago||(No subject)||
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Of course you did!||
Of course you did!
|3 weeks 1 day ago||This now changes Tom Brady's||
This now changes Tom Brady's status from the Greatest Quaterback Of All Time, to . . . the Greatest Quarterback Of All Time who may or may not have known about some deflated balls.
It means nothing.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||The Apple cloud has already||
The Apple cloud has already shared those.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||If it's a meaningful game,||
If it's a meaningful game, you will be mixed among opposing fans. But they're mixed in too - it's not the formal opposing fan section - so it can be a little annoying at times, but not any big deal.
They are not the best seats really, kind of boring and out of the action. If I'm able to get other tickets somewhere else for around the same price, I usually do it.
Another alternative I do if I can only get the alumin tickets, is to move over to the student section after half time. It's a lot more fun, and nobody cares if you go over there.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||And Gisele for dessert.||
And Gisele for dessert.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Hello. I'm from the||
Hello. I'm from the future.
Should I buy or sell Google?
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Too late.||
|3 weeks 5 days ago||TWSS.||
|3 weeks 5 days ago||We . . . we . . . we just||
We . . . we . . . we just don't understand.
We thought we had something special between us, Jaylen.
Oh, no. You don't just walk away from us like that.
|4 weeks 3 hours ago||One of the biggest plays in||
One of the biggest plays in Superbowl history, and some poor schmuck cameraman had to spend it focused on that fool.
|4 weeks 3 hours ago||.|
|4 weeks 3 hours ago||Who neg'd this? He must be||
Who neg'd this?
He must be flushed out and flogged repeatedly with the 2013 Final Four banner.
|4 weeks 3 hours ago||.||
|4 weeks 4 hours ago||When she does that little||
When she does that little twist with the strawberry at the end . . . I have to turn off my computer.
|4 weeks 4 hours ago||That's a really well built||
That's a really well built shed.
|4 weeks 4 hours ago||You should live seven years||
You should live seven years in Dayton, OH and then move to DC.
I needed a guide dog after two weeks.
|4 weeks 4 hours ago||OK Spike, let that be a||
OK Spike, let that be a lesson. Don't take up with Ms. Upton until your playing days are done.
You can hit that after the NBA.
|4 weeks 5 hours ago||.||
|4 weeks 5 hours ago||Joy indeed!||
|4 weeks 17 hours ago||No kidding.||
No kidding. We won't take it well.
You don't just walk away from us like that, Mr. Brown.
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|4 weeks 19 hours ago||Thank god we don't all just||
Thank god we don't all just like the same woman.
Only Carlos Spicyweiner would get laid.
|4 weeks 20 hours ago||That's OK, they don't really||
That's OK, they don't really know who's actually the Heisman either.
|4 weeks 20 hours ago||Yeah, but like three times.||
Yeah, but like three times.
|4 weeks 20 hours ago||Yes, it really is incredible.||
Yes, it really is incredible. I'm part of the committee, and let me tell you it's exhausting. Rewarding, but exhausting.
You should see the fights over who gets in and who gets left out. It's just like the NCAA tournament committee.
|4 weeks 20 hours ago||And Allison Brie.||
And Allison Brie.
|4 weeks 20 hours ago||Ah, Allison Brie.||
Ah, Allison Brie. Every nerd's fantasy girl. (And I know of what I speak.)
I'd take her over Kate Upton, and it's not even close.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Yes, this is the same girl.||
Yes, this is the same girl.
A lady in the streets and a freak in the sheets.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||She never looks the same in||
She never looks the same in two different pictures. But all her looks are good.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||"The way he gets these guys||
"The way he gets these guys that aren't really ranked high to be lottery picks in the draft is amazing.
I don't think he has that problem. The kid's a saint for looking out for those less fortunate than him.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Sounds like a good way for||
Sounds like a good way for Coach B to make some money on the side.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||It makes me sad, but clearly||
It makes me sad, but clearly this has been in the works for some time. I'm sure it was a mutual decision, Beilein is not the kind of guy to force a Medical, ala Saban.
This does explain a lot of the unexpected recruiting moves that have been made recently.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||He's pure class.||
He's pure class.
Compare and contrast:
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Whether he makes it in the||
Whether he makes it in the NFL or not, we'll all be working for Devin Gardner some day.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Why in the world ever did you||
Why in the world ever did you start?
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Crap. You mean "password"||
Crap. You mean "password" isn't a good one?
There goes my Swiss bank account.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I lived in Dayton at the||
I lived in Dayton at the time. When the Reds won the series in a sweep over the A's, we all went down to Cincinnati to be part of the street party that was centered around the "WKRP" fountain.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah, we haven't lost one||
Yeah, we haven't lost one yet. Keep calling it UTL until we lose one.
Here's hoping my Grandkids someday are still calling it UTL.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah, it's not like they win||
Yeah, it's not like they win National Championships or anything like that.
Oh, wait . . .
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I HATE when we lose out on a||
I HATE when we lose out on a player we liked and people say "That's OK, we didn't really need him anyway."
But in this case . . . that's OK we didn't really need him anyway.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I like that. I want the day||
I like that. I want the day to come were people talk about Michigan pre Harbaugh, as in: "They've really turned around. They were not winning all those National Championships pre Harbaugh."
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah, it sucked. But losing||
Yeah, it sucked. But losing Rose Bowls on New Years Day to one of the top 3 teams in the county is not the sign of a program in decline. Even Bo did that when Michigan was "dominant".
Hell, even in 2007 we were pretty good once everyone healed up and our coaches decided to let all the future NFLers just play the game.
Our period of decline has been more like 7 years, not 15 . . . which is a moot point. It's been long enough for my tastes. It's time to start winning some meaningful games again.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||How did that "#1 defense in||
How did that "#1 defense in the country for most of the year" work out for you in the National Championship game that you didn't belong in?
Oh yeah, now I remember.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Nice analysis.||
I hate you.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||They can't spell either.||
They can't spell either.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Welcome to the post-Narduzzi||
Welcome to the post-Narduzzi world, Spartans.
|5 weeks 4 hours ago||If the bite and fall didn't||
If the bite and fall didn't kill him, the smell alone probably did.
|5 weeks 4 hours ago||There will be no more banging||
There will be no more banging for that guy after that.
Good thing he already had two kids. (Maybe only one after he gets done with the little one.)
|5 weeks 5 hours ago||(No subject)||
|5 weeks 10 hours ago||Natural Selection at work.||
Natural Selection at work.
|5 weeks 10 hours ago||(No subject)||
|5 weeks 3 days ago||In a way, you are right. In||
In a way, you are right. In a moment that's supposed to be their spotlight, people still mention Michigan.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||That's OK, I refer to him as||
That's OK, I refer to him as "That guy with only two years left in the White House with no working majority in either the House or Senate."
|5 weeks 3 days ago||You guys are funny today.||
You guys are funny today.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||might not be able to handle||
might not be able to handle the Butt and the rest of our tight ends
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Should be rain angels for||
Should be rain angels for them.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Yes. The way he recruits, he||
Yes. The way he recruits, he will have a lot of guys that will only stay three years, some only two.
I have no doubt that his craziness can get old, but by the time it does in college, you are out of there. It helps that college has a "temporary" mentality to it. You know it's only for a few years.
Who among us did not have classes, roomates, long walks in the cold to get where you needed to, whatever, where you thought, "This sucks, I would not put up with this for a long time, but it's only temporary so I'll suck it up because it's getting me where I ultimately want to go?"
That's the nature of college.