I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
|12 hours 37 min ago||.||
|14 hours 45 min ago||ZZ Top||
All the later ZZ Top stuff sounds the same to me.
Fun fact about ZZ Top...drummer Frank Beard is the one WITHOUT the beard.
|14 hours 49 min ago||Seconded...||
I mean, I like some of their stuff, but when you've got like 500 songs, you should have more than ten or so good ones.
Also, my favorite Stones song is "As Tears Go By", a very un-manly ballad recorded in 1965. Maybe I broke the offensive line because of this.
|14 hours 58 min ago||I'm almost the opposite.||
I prefer college FB so much more than pro, I was completely losing interest on Sundays. I got interested again when FFB started...now I have more of a reason to tune in.
Also, I'm a Raiders fan going back to about 1968, and they haven't been relevant since the 1980's or so. That didn't help the pro game much.
|15 hours 54 min ago||You bastard! /s||
Also, depending on how far you plan to take it, maybe you shouldn't have posted that comment. /EXTREME S
Thanks for owning up to the Buckeye thing...I was married to a Sparty but I "corrected" that problem in 2003. (No, not THE SHINING translation of "corrected.")
|20 hours 29 min ago||Somebody nearby||
should have beat that guy senseless.
|20 hours 33 min ago||Your comment was great...||
but I would party with Lee Corso. He cracks me up now that he's not coaching enemy opponents. His "ah, fuck it" from last year still makes me laugh my butt off, and the reaction of the other Gameday guys is priceless.
|20 hours 45 min ago||My guess is there's more to it||
than "claiming" an injury, but regardless, I don't want a coach who would do that. Honesty and integrity is impotant in a program just as in life. Trust is lost when people around you see shit like that, and rightfully so.
|1 day 16 hours ago||I get trying to crack down||
on the burning stuff thing, but exactly what crime has the guy holding the sign committed? Going after him is complete bullshit.
|1 day 19 hours ago||What's crazy||
is that I think he could actually do it after 5 or 6 years.
|1 day 20 hours ago||Terrific post!||
I echo your sentiments...Cam played very very well this year.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Oh crap...||
here comes the "BOWL GAME IS NOT A ROAD GAME...F#CK YOU IT IS TOO A ROAD GAME" debate again.
|2 days 17 hours ago||I honestly||
thought Jeremy Gallon should have worn the #1 jersey this year.
|2 days 18 hours ago||Thanks for the link,||
but I have to say...scheduling this for January 1st was the dumbest thing ever. January 1st is already THE BEST sports day of the year, and most people wouldn't leave their TVs to freeze in AA. I wouldn't go to the Super Bowl on January 1st even if you GAVE me tickets.
|6 days 17 hours ago||I caught that two...||
are posters sometimes ewes the wrong spelling of certain words.
|1 week 10 hours ago||I would||
contribute $50 for that right now.
|1 week 3 days ago||Man, you post sucks.||
If I was Brian, I would ban you and then burn your house down. /s
|1 week 3 days ago||Yes, negging is important.||
I think it SHOULD cost a point to neg someone else, and I agree with a threshold before you are able to do so. I'd say 5000 points (even though I'm not there yet).
|1 week 3 days ago||I remember those now that you mention it||
but I remember the hottie pics one better because of personal interest.
|1 week 3 days ago||Memory's not what it once was,||
but I think the name was ThePartyRoom, right? Maybe even all caps?
|1 week 3 days ago||I don't know who Paul Jenkins is||
but that comment was douchey for sure. I assume he's bitching because Brain didn't UFR the Iowa game. I don't blame Brian a bit for skipping it. He is a huge fan and that's gotta be painful sometimes.
|1 week 3 days ago||The most hatred||
I've seen Magnus draw from other posters was when they were hammering him about posting random pics of hotties on TTB.
I am a big fan of those pics, for the record, and I it's not like he posted any tasteless pics (in fact they are all tasty!).
|1 week 3 days ago||Hope I never get banned.||
The only time I get really pissy is on the liveblog if the game is going poorly. I vent and I'm fine in an hour. I am a passionate M fan and don't apologize for that. I get pissed at playcalling sometimes but don't attack players or other posters, unless they're total douches and need it.
If I DID get banned though, I wouldn't take the cowardly route and create another account. I'd respect the blog's right to police and ban. Then I would probably e-mail Brian (staff), apologize, and ask for a six-month ban (like a reduced sentence) and a second chance (probation). Such a poster would be more likely to fly straight then, as opposed to one who creates account #2 (3, 4, 5...) in total disregard of Brian's right to manage his own blog.
|1 week 3 days ago||Not all that lame...||
I would +1 that if I could.
|1 week 3 days ago||"Fuck"||
"Fuck" - 699 to go - you're welcome.
|1 week 3 days ago||That's a known glitch...||
after you hit the forward arrows ">>" and it comes up with the half page of junk, hit "recent" at the top (takes you back to the 1st page), and then ">>" again and you will get to the true prior page.
|1 week 3 days ago||I very much appreciate this great site.||
Brian is the best sports writer I have ever seen, and the rest of the staff is terrific as well. I really enjoy reading everything, even the serious analysis includes comic relief, which is essential for seasons like this one.
Great site, great writing, mostly great fans. Thanks to Brian and everyone else (including many posters) who make this site what it is: the best.
Edit: Forgot to mention the mods...you all do a terrific job of weeding through the shitstorms and your decisions to nuke or not nuke are usually spot on. It wouldn't do to tolerate everything, or be too heavy handed with the flamethrower. Your balance is important. Nice work.
|1 week 3 days ago||Thanks for your insightful||
addition to the 'Brian Cook Appreciation Thread.'
|1 week 3 days ago||Nobody wants you out phork.||
Despite your avatar you're level-headed and unoffensive, even ND game week. Hat tip to you, but not that silly green leprechaun hat. :)
|1 week 4 days ago||A fair question,||
but I disagree 100% about Hoke's thoughts on Wile. By all accounts Matt Wile works very hard at his craft. He has had some poor kicks but has stepped up when needed. Has a great leg, just needs consistency.
|1 week 4 days ago||Brother...||
you could not have made a more perfect post in support of team 134, and with your 134th post as well. Hat tip to you sir.
|1 week 4 days ago||Seconded.||
|1 week 4 days ago||Seriously||
I like Herbie. There is nobody out there I would rather listen to calling a game.
He is quite objective given that he graduated from Ohio, and knowledgeable of the game. If you expect ANY announcer to be 100% objective when it comes to THEIR team, your expectations are not realistic.
Also, Herbie seems to understand that OSU has some really bad fans. Every school does, including Michigan, but Ohio takes the prize. MSU is close though.
|1 week 4 days ago||He still has a bowl game||
which I'm pretty sure counts for the 'all time' stuff.
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||A trash tornado||
A trash tornado of MGoVirgins.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Congrats on your||
ONE point win Duke. These guys are going back to VT to tap maple trees.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Ha ha ha||
Duke TIED with Vermont...10.4 seconds left.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||ALL BALL||
but Duke gets the call.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Has Charlotte||
missed a damn shot yet? When they come back to Earth, it's gonna be quite a CRASH.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Here we go||
shooting % has a way of evening out.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||That fucking||
ball was ON the rim.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Cumong||
Mitch. Take it up strong and cram it home instead of that weak reverse layup.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||NFW we are better off||
because you can't embed. You're one of the better posters on here, and such enhancement of your capabilities would only make it better. Please enroll in embed school ASAP.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Great post||
especially the sentiment about "some jack-wagon Buckeye asshole" in your seat. THAT's what we need right now, so hat tip to you.
This won't be Devin's last game at Michigan though...he got his medical redshirt for the injury season and will be back.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Your comment about the offense||
is about the first thing you've posted here that I agree with. Even so, I believe we will turn the corner and see a lot if improvement next year. You may not post, but you'll be watching, you lying sack of shite. I give you a pass because I get pissed too. That intensity that you say you've lost is the very reason you made the OP. Shrug the anger off and come back NOW. Oh wait, you never really left.
Regarding the offense though, I watched Funch drop two balls yesterday that would have been first downs and could have changed the outcome. I bitched, but later I said to Ms. ND Sux, "hey, it's TWO FUCKING DEGREES wind chill. It happens.
I get pissed and post negative crap on the liveblog sometimes, but an hour later I'm all back to focusing on improvement and potential, recruiting, etc. I'm NEVER checking out, and I don't truly believe you will either. It WILL get better man. We have some GREAT kids here, and more on the way.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Yep, great quote||
and it fits with your screen name too. Well done.
Nothing could ever ruin my passion for Michigan football. We're in the middle of the B1G, so I hope to break into the upper tier. If we were at the bottom, I'd be hopeful to reach the middle, and so on.
When things are bleak, man up in increase your intensity. Now more than ever we need to be a Michigan family supporting our adopted 'kids'. They deserve it, and new prospects will see it too.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Please||
cheer loudly for our team, because others on this board apparently won't be. I wish I could go just to represent, but I have no tix and will be out of town anyhow.
I wish there was a way to stop those selling their tix to Ohio fans from ever buying again. Yes they have every right to sell their property, but it still pisses me off. The kids who committed to this school and program deserve better.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Memory tweak for bigego...||
Sheridan or Threat? Um, NO, Lloyd had the highest rated QB ever recruited to Michigan, but he transfered to Arkansas when RR came here. His name was Ryan Mallett.
Also, we all love Denard, but he was not a great passer by any generally accepted measure. He had games where he was amazing, and others where he was amazingly inaccurate. And yes, he threw a lot of pics. Great Michigan guy, great runner, good leader, likeable as any M player in history, but not an elite QB.
But you go ahead and remember everything whichever way makes your RR apologist argument better. Our defense and special teams were an absolute embarrassment, and recruiting was not what I would call strong for a Michigan program. I for one think the upside is a lot better under Hoke.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Good thoughts..||
I'm pretty sure Miller played in the Akron and UConn games though. I think the desperate line juggling started after that, as Glasgow was grading out consistently better as a blocker.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Fine, right to your opinion and all,||
but I am NOWHERE NEAR "Fire Hoke" yet. IMO the only thing that's really broken is the OLine, and the depth chart is filling in with promising recruits. If you MUST fire someone, then Funk can go.
Hoke and Mattison are recruiting impressively and we are already seeing the fruits. OL needs another year to develop. I think the D is actually damn good given the offensive failures and the positions they're put in.
Lastly, Hoke is a great fit for Michigan. All the young guys coming in recognize this...too bad some of the so-called M supporters don't. I'm willing to give him TWO more years, if necessary.
Lastly, a big EFF YOU to all the fans who wanted Carr gone. All the guy did was win one NC, a B1G title almost every other year, and keep the program clean and respectable. Be careful what you wish for.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||LOVE this defense||
can you imagine how good they'd be if they could get a breath?
Our offense sucks, and this game it isn't all on Borges. Our receivers dropped some key balls that even if they didn't lead to scores, would have rested the defense.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Let's not say the 'A' word any more||
We can say something like "Argon" which sounds close enough, and also is kind of appropriate because it's a GAS.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||"Ace strikes again"||
Oh come on...how can you possibly deny the opinions of rock-solid sources such as "Source #2" and "Source #3"? /s
|2 weeks 6 days ago||On this...||
"Gallon runs an in, Gardner throws an out. Not charted as it's impossible to figure out who's wrong. (NC, 0, protection 2/2)"
I get that you can't really tell, but I might ding Gallon here because the play is probably intended to be a quick 8 yards and get OB to stop the clock.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I think people started realizing||
that chicken wings are an effing BY PRODUCT. The price tag on these overrated things is absurd, although most places do have specials on them at least weekly.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||CATCH||
CATCH...THE...FUCKING...BALL. Story of the game...Lion receiver fail.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Regardless of that TD||
the game is still on the coaches for the fake FG. The whole picture changed and we fired up the home team instead of squashing them, and upping the pressure.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Yes||
the damn ball hit him right in the numbers. Also, the ND running back dropped the one before it.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||This loss is on Schwartz||
...assuming we can't recover. Horrible decision that gave a DEAD Steeler team a pulse.
Also, can't be all that hard to cover Heath Miller. Hasn't happened YET.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Cumong||
with all the drops, man.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Again!||
|3 weeks 3 days ago||How so much fail||
on the cleat selection? We're literally skating all over the field.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||What?||
The D has been VERY good today, although they should have a couple INTs.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Just logged in to say||
you take the damn FG and go up a TD on the road. Coaching fail just like Hoke yesterday not grabbing the tie.
Lions gave the Steelers (a HORRIBLE team this year) life they didn't otherwise have.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||See that's strange||
because I feel sorry for people who don't know "muskets" should not have an apostrophe.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Nice post overall,||
but in response I'm going to predict a Channing Stribling INT. Why? Because for fuck's sakes we need a Channing Stribling INT.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Ha ha!||
I SO want to +1000 your post.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Correction...||
Our OFFENSE is a tire fire...the defense is actually quite good. Take away the poor situations they've been put in, plus the whole ON THE FIELD ALL DAY thing, and I'd say they're borderline excellent.
Guys still want to play for Greg Mattison.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Your post^^^^||
Your post inadvertently sums up the current M situation perfectly:
"...BUT WHY IS THE RUM GONE?"
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I for one||
would be stunned if Vic Enwere didn't jump at the chance to come and demolish blitzing LBs with his head.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Well....||
I appreciate that you appreciate the appreciated appreciation!
(Yep, I just triple-stamped a double-stamp)
|3 weeks 6 days ago||We're appreciative||
because he chose M over dozens of tops schools, and continues to recruit for us.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Really?||
The 1997 NC team was not elite?
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Hat tip to you Mr. Cook||
it must be agonizing to do the offensive UFRs this year.
Also, screen pass could be our best play because:
Green might be our best RB options simply because he normally falls forward.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Okay, but was the 'stuff you've read'||
before or after we got little sister'd by MSU and beaten at home by a poor Nebraska team playing on one leg?
|4 weeks 3 days ago||We agree on Wile||
...also Kugler and Borges. I hate the thought of more change and so soon, but Hoke would be wise to unhitch his wagon from a couple of coaches at year end. If he doesn't, he will be gone as well.
I really like Hoke and hope he figures it out.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||So if someone thinks||
Devin is hesitant, that means the above poster is racist? You're an ass.
Put me squarely in the 'Devin is hesitant' column too, but I think it's because of the INTs earlier in the year. Also, the horrible blocking has him concerned about the rush, therefore hard to focus downfield. Some QBs handle pressure better than others, but I've never noticed any connection to ethnicity.
I like Devin, but he does seem hesitant. I put it equally on Borges though, b/c we don't seem to have a good system for making pre-snap adjustments.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Oh yeah,||
and Nebraska beat us today with half their offensive starters out.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||So disappointed||
After the muffed punt/gift from the HORRIBLE Nebraska team, we ran twice in a row. WE HAVEN'T RUN SUCCESSFULLY ALL FUCKING YEAR. We waved the white flag right then and there.
For the briefest of moments in Q3, we had nut hair and threw quick short passes. The result? TOUCHDOWN. It worked so well, we immediately stopped doing it.
Yes our OLIne is terrible, but you have to acknowledge what works and what doesn't. Only a FOOL keeps running plays that have had zero success.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Gardner Audibles?||
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I was hopeful for Drake Johnson too,||
but NO back is going very far behind this line.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||scojohn1442, your comment = hilarious!||
With your SEVENTH post, you write: "I'm almost ready to stop getting on Mgoblog b/c of the people who post on here."
Either that's the best sarc ever, or you've lurked for years but never posted. Either way, I laughed out loud, causing the guy in the next office to investigate.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I was very sad||
when Lloyd left, and still looking for a reason to think we'll ever hit that level again. Yes we sucked against the spread, but it was kinda new then...Lloyd would have adjusted but we forced him out.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Yes||
I did. Thanks for asking. We've had no better coach since Bo (possible exception of Mo).
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Yep||
our twam needs to improve. They are playing like a bunch of twams. Thanks for pointing that out.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||How exactly did you expect||
the defense to hold when the offense couldn't make a fucking first down?
The defense was fine, they wore down due to NO offense. They even got a critical TO, and the offense wasted the fuck out of it, going backwards and punting.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||IF||
we still had Lloyd, we would still be winning 8 or 10 games a year. I'd take that right now.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||So you're saying we||
needed more failed rushing plays? Got it. Glad you're not our OC, or are you?
The ONLY quarter we had success was Q1, when we threw downfield. After we stopped doing that, MSU stacked the box and we did NOTHING...the short throws weren't even there.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Borges called the idiotic running plays||
that put us in 2nd/long or 3rd/long all damn day. Throwing downfield was working in the first quarter, so we STOPPED.
Borges set Devin up for failure, IMO.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Iowa is NOT bad...||
their defense is actually quite good. They will roll us too.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Ha ha||
Yep, this made me chuckle out loud.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Whaddya mean?||
Purdue is ROLLING OVER Ohio right now. Oh wait, they are rolling over FOR Ohio. Slight difference there!
|5 weeks 4 days ago||OMG it's a subliminal message!||
She likes to be mud-bogged from behind!
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Calling a mod....||
please +1000 this post^. Thanks.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Yep||
I was sitting in the TV tray above the student section, about six rows deep. I was married to a Sparty (who I later wisely booted). When Woodson made the interception, she grabbed my M hat and threw it like a frisbee over the rail and down into the student section.
Sparty fans were total dicks to me every time I went there. Fucking assholes in green.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Not bad||
not bad at all sir. +1
|5 weeks 4 days ago||You mean it MIGHT||
be funny if not for the 90% probability of coming true.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Probably not against a blitz, but...||
our pass pro hasn't been anywhere near as bad as our run blocking.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Funchess DEEP||
Send a message early that you can't stop FunchaTron. And oh by the way, BACK THE FUCK UP or risk downfield killshots. Even if the ball is picked (doubtful), it might pay dividends on shorter routes, or in the run game.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Well even with the rushing woes...||
it's really the turnovers, especially those leading to opponent scores, that have hurt the most. If we either win or tie the TO battle*, I think we win this game. Hell, even if we're only -1 we have a decent chance, IMO.
*Depends on WHERE the turnovers happen of course. Chins up and Go Blue!
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Fuck all this negativity...||
I mean, I get it, but it's not that difficult to see a UM win either. Consider: (not necessarily in order)
I don't see all the doom & gloom here. I think the Illinois blowout has everyone thinking MSU is better than they actually are. Well I'm not buying it...they looked HORRIBLE against Purdue not long ago, and Purdue even broke some runs in that game.
Fuck it: UM 27, MSU 20
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Great post...||
I grew up 20 minutes from AA...have been cheering for M FB for 45 years. I had the grades to attend UM but the family didn't have that kind of cash. Okay, we didn't have ANY cash. I worked, put myself through community college, transfered to Walsh College (Troy) and got my undergrad there.
I'm proud where I came from, how I got to where I am today, and if all that makes me a WalMart Wolverine then so be it. I'm not jealous of M grads but happy for all of you...proud to cheer alongside you. I have never, ever felt unaccepted by alums, students, etc.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||^^^^ This post||
is why we need posbangs back. Dude doesn't even have 100 MGoPoints yet and adds this gem to the board. Welcome sir.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Penn State's||
position on that graph does not make me happy this morning.
|6 weeks 16 hours ago||Wow||
I'd call you the biggest MGoAsshole of all time, but you would not doubt wear it like a badge.
Edit: this post was to bleednblue, who has been rightfully vaporized. Well done Mod.
|6 weeks 16 hours ago||That's okay Texas||
...mission accomplished regardless.
|6 weeks 16 hours ago||COOL!||
Now that Space Coyote is back (never left), we don't need BLEEDNBLUE anymore! Woo HOOO!
|6 weeks 17 hours ago||bleednblue -||
I have not even read ten posts from you, but I am honestly wondering how you ever got to 239 without getting banhammered to the Gulf of Bolivia.
|6 weeks 20 hours ago||Space Coyote's posts||
are always appreciated here. I can't break down plays like SC can, which is why I appreciate reading his (and Brian's) thoughts.
Here's one thing I DO know from watching 45 years football. Unless you have a DOMINANT running game (we don't), you won't run the football when the other team KNOWS 100% that's what you're going to do. I was miffed about the stubborn running in the final drive in regulation against PSU, the one where we punted from midfield. That game should have been won in Q4, and it's on the play calling, IMO. I am NOT in the "fire Borges" camp though.
You didn't have to be a football wizard to know what you saw happening there, and those of us who bitched about it were within our rights. Also, I've watched enough night games to know that you LOSE the close ones on the road unless you make the kill shot when you have the chance.
All that said, again I really do appreciate SC's breakdowns and insights. I'd never argue those things with him or question his knowledge, but certain things are obvious even to regular fans.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Exactly right funkywolve||
Get in the youngster's head early and STAY there.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||"Some mystery disease"||
Makes me think of this guy who works with Ms. ND Sux who calls in all the time with new, creative excuses. Our favorite: "bad sandwich."
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Only the best||
blocking TE we have on the roster.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||No...||
he looks at the guys on the field to see if his players are throwing any punches. He has to do this after every play.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I'll add this too...||
Stubbornly trying to force the running game when it's clearly not working (PSU) is on the coaches, and the resulting 3rd and long situations set the QB up for failure (INTs).
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Stop being in denial?||
Stop telling me how to think.
I'll give you the point about 'need not be great', which is fortunate for MSU because he never will be. Hasn't made many mistakes yet because he hasn't played an aggressive D yet.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||No||
Their program is not in a better place. I wouldn't trade our current players for their band of personal foul specialists, nor would I trade our coaches or facilities for theirs, the recruits we have coming in. Everything we have is better than theirs right now except the current defense, and ours isn't horrible. In a few more years, they won't even have that.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Point taken, but||
that's as much on Illinois D as Cook himself. Did you watch him last week vs. mighty Purdue? A steaming pile of goo...in fact a WR had to throw their only TD pass on an end-around. Cook blows.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Illinois D||
does not exist.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Seriously||
who is this Connor Cook admirer behind the ESPN microphone? What a douche.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||We will win IF IF IF||
we don't turn the damn ball over. That means mixing it up and not making Devin throw on 3rd and long all the time. We are a PASS FIRST team. This should be obvious by now, especially against a defense like MSU's.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah,||
some moron at he brewery this morning told me TN has a shot to knock off Alabama. He was incredulous when I answered that Alabama would blow them out.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Two useless IL guys||
had a chance to intercept that pass, total failure. NOT as much fail as the announcer though, who thinks Connor Cook is the next Joe Montana, and wants an autograph, or perhaps a game-worn jock.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Minny needs at LEAST||
a FG here for sure. Come on Gophers.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Ha ha ha||
nice punt Huskers!
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I honestly||
don't see what's not to like with Pat Fitzgerald. Is a coach not supposed to be pleased when something positive happens for his team?
Clean program, way more successful than in the past, passionate coach, PLAYER'S coach, and on and on. I like Fitzgerald...way more deserving that some of the other douches out there IMO.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Vitale||
Vitale is having a nice game for NW.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Exactly right Swazi||
Mark's presence keeps D's from keying on Coulter, and vise-versa.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||No||
I only laugh out loud when other people type 'LOL', unless they are teenaged girls.
I liked the 'nervous chuckle' point though.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Hawkeye defense||
looks vastly improved to me. Quick to the FB.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Good question...||
hard to recall a year when the Big Ten was so unpredictable from week to week. I suspect it only underscores how poor Nebraska has been this year.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Ha!||
Screen blown the fuck up!
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Martinez||
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Big 3rd down play right||
here for Minny. Of course 4 down territory for the Huskers.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Goofers up by a TD||
I'd love to see NE go down. They thought their shit was floral after beating a Denardless M team at home, at night last year. Screw the Huskers right now.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||YES.||
Abdullah back in, promptly fumbles, Minny 1st down at the NE 16 now.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||REALLY hope it's not||
Drake Johnson. I think this guy was going to be a pleasant surprise. What he did in HS was impressive...not just FB but the track records. A diamond in the rough.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks BB||
It sounds like Malzone is having a pretty good year. It will be interesting to see how the coaches play this with so many good QB prospects out there. IMO can't go wrong taking a lifelong MIchigan fan if the skillset fits what the coaches want to do.
These updates always appreciated.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||2011 MSU||
away game jersey?
I keed, I keed.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Note to self...||
upvote Bando Calrissian 50 random times in the future to compensate for this gem. ^^^
|6 weeks 6 days ago||If their 40 times lose||
4 tents, said 40 times will have nowhere to sleep. They'll be fatigued, and the times will drop even further.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Ha ha!||
"...so you're saying there's a chance! I read ya."
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed on all points||
except your second mention of 'eeeee' is unacceptable...MUST BE ALL CAPS LIKE THE FIRST ONE!
|6 weeks 6 days ago||To all the M players out there||
past, present, and future who may read this board: we humbly apologize for any and all misspelled names. It's not personal...sometimes we're just not sure and don't take the time to look it up. Pathetic maybe, but we've got your backs regardless.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I like the point||
about being a tad conservative inside our 40. The problem is that we need to make first downs so our D doesn't get too tired. We might actually make MSU's offense look good if we don't at least move the chains once or twice before punting.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Umm, no.||
You can execute perfectly on every play, but if the coaches tell you to run into 8-9 man fronts, even perfect execution will fail.
WE WILL RUN DAMMIT will fail against MSU. You think more rushing = less turnovers, but I disagree. I say a poor rushing game leads to MORE turnovers when the QB faces 3rd and long all day and has to press to make plays.
Edit: didn't see Zok's post below where he basically says the same exact thing.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||With our run game||
one out of every three first downs should be a RUN. We should pass far more often than not on 1st down, especially against MSU. I would honestly like to see about 15-20 run plays all day, not counting scrambles.
In case you missed it, our run game sucks against not Indiana.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||If Borges dials up||
a running play on an obvious passing down, I predict the play after that will be a PUNT.
Your point about the snap count is interesting though. At the end of last year, Devin was drawing opposing defenses offsides using varied snap counts. Why haven't we seen any of that? MSU should be good for at least two free first downs if it's done right.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Good thoughts jmblue||
Max protect with two backs and use a few screens to keep them honest? MSU DLine tends to be aggressive, so we should find ways to use that against them.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I like your thoughts||
I want to see us throw the ball a lot early, and hopefully open up the run game a bit. MSU plays the tightest coverage I've seen, and that's why Denard interferes so often (gets called maybe once a game).
We will need plenty of short routes so Devin doesn't have to hold the ball, but I'd like to see us throw the ball up to Funch a lot in this one. Even if covered, he has a chance to come down with it. After what just happened, Gallon will draw saftey help a lot, which could free Funch or Chesson even more.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Yep||
|7 weeks 3 days ago||There's the GIF too!||
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Oh shit||
here comes our fumble inside the five yard line. GRRRRrrr
|7 weeks 3 days ago||The negs are because:||
1) you only have 257 points. This board is notoriously hard on newbies...whether fair or not (some are douches, to be sure).
2) the way the team has played this year, rankings are the LEAST of our worries.
I think this discussion is fine, so no neg here, but I can't get excited about it (see #2).
Edit: Your OP could have used a paragraph break as well. Sometimes a line of whitespace is your friend.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||It's Glen Mason||
he's very excitable and likes Michigan, not sure why. One of the best Goofer coaches ever.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Exactly, and||
nobody is forcing these whiners to attend. Stay home and play with yourselves...we'll enjoy a stress-free day at The Big House.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||MGBender||
just stay the fuck home. If the beer was free, you'd bitch that it's not your brand. This is a nice idea/event, and $20 isn't that much money.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||"We?"||
I don't hate Dave Brandon...not even a little bit.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||I'm going to this for sure||
...Ms. NDSux and I were even toying with a road trip to Slippery Rock, but this is better.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Late in the game||
...I asked on the Liveblog if Frank Clark had made a play all game. I honestly couldn't recall hearing his name callled or seeing much out of him. Right after I wrote that, he had two impact plays effectively telling me to STFU.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Knocking down is good,||
but INT is better. I disagree with teaching them to knock everything down. Strib should have two INTs right now, and he'll start making those plays soon.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||No problem, I'll come forward -||
I was critical of last week's WE WILL RUN DAMMIT game plan, and that disaster wasn't erased by today's game. That said, I was very happy with the offensive plan today. Very aggressive most of the game, and very successful. Nice game Mr. Borges.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I agree with a lot of your comments,||
BUT I think Devin is a turnover machine because of the situations WE WILL RUN DAMMIT put him in. Brick wall on 1st and 2nd down all too often, and facing 3rd / long puts unnecessary pressure on any QB.
Throwing on first/second downs, especially against a stacked front, puts him in the BEST position to succeed. Also, he knows there are more chances and thus can throw the ball away if his options are covered. I have to believe third and longs lead to more INTs.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||reshp1||
While I don't agree with all your points in this discussion (personally I'm fed up with "WE WILL RUN DAMMIT!"), I see nothing in your posts that is offensive or demeaning to players or coaches.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||For the record:||
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Hmmmm||
Haven't you ever seen a team eat clock by completing passes and making first downs? IMO you CAN'T eat clock if you can't make first downs. Rushing stubbornly into stacked fronts (WWRD!), especially with our current line, damn near guarantees you won't eat clock. We only came close to killing the clock b/c Devin converted an unlikely 1st down with his legs.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Must keep shrinking the boxes.||
Also, it's not whether we're asking people to do things they can/can't do. We were in the middle of a close game, pass was working, run was not (until we threw more). It's utter foolishness to continue banging your head into a brick wall just b/c "we should be able to execute" this or that. I get that we WANT to be a power team one day, but right now WE'RE NOT.
Stick with what works, and BTW, passing just might open up running lanes, especially for Devin if nobody's open.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||But Jeebus...||
When the DB is ten yards off Gallon (or any other receiver), you hit that three or four times for 5-7 easy yards, or even break a tackle for a huge play. After they decide to step up and stop it, you have them set up for a bomb.
Instead I feel we play right into the D's hands far too often, because of WWRD...'WE WILL RUN DAMMIT!"
Our Oline pass blocks reasonably well. I hope this can change, but we are a pass-first team. Everybody and their grandma knows this except Al Borges. WWRD!
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Yessssss!||
Need moar Cresson over the top!
|8 weeks 2 days ago||I totally get why you feel that way||
but we will come out strong/mad at home and beat the crap out of IU.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Thanks again ...||
Walking Dead's over and I have CONTROL now! Wooo HOOO!
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Thanks||
|8 weeks 3 days ago||U Rock ppudge.||
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Score?||
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Fuuuuuck||
I'm stuck watching The Walking Dead episodes leading up to the season premier. Any updates are appreciated!
|8 weeks 3 days ago||I was pissed on that play||
The whole world including my dead grandma knew we wouldn't let Morris throw.
Devin was ROLLING at that point. Call a damn TO and he doesn't have to sit one play. That was beyond stupid.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Even if we HAD the TO,||
we would have run up the middle for a two-yard loss, and the kick would have been from 54 instead.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Frank Clark bailed us out||
TWICE. The fumble recovery should have ended it as well. But guess what? Enter ball-less coaches again to run 3X up the gut and leave Gibbons with a 42 yarder.
You play to win or you lose...and you DESERVE it. Road games at night always favor the home team if they're close at the end. We needed to be aggressive but had no nut hair.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Too bad our coaches||
don't have any balls...we would have won the game in regulation easily. Instead we try to jam the ball up the middle sixteen times in a row...playing RIGHT into PSU's hands. Then the delay penalty cost us the winning FG. Our coaches failed.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Turnovers happen||
in hockey too, right? FFFFFFUUUUUUUUuuuuuuuu
|8 weeks 4 days ago||MSU players||
are a bunch of trash-talking asswipes. At least they're consistent in that area.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Mizzu scores||
on a double pass thingy. Probably should't have been thrown, but nice leaping Hemingway-esque catch.
...followed by missed XP. Wow.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Sudfeld||
has looked awful since halftime.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Bell Dozer||
"never set his feet!" /Drink
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Recent comment on RCMB||
(paraphrasing) "...hope we don't lose a heartbreaker to OSU in the B1G Championship game."
What a joke.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Man||
I swear that ball is coming out before he hits the ground.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Sparty DBs||
should get flagged ten freakin times a game.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||.||
It's called FAILING.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I'm surprised||
Missouri is spanking GA at home too. Now 21-10 Mo.
Edit: Mo defensive TD - now 28 - 10!
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Texas rolling||
I wouldn't have believed it, and I still think they lose. They do have momentum at home though, and that's powerful..
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Screen against blitz||
= RPS +3. F#ck.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Nice throw Cook!||
Sorry, Funchess plays for Big Brother.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||But, but, but||
he was drafted ahead of Barry Sanders! BWAaaaahahahahaha!
|8 weeks 4 days ago||IMO||
the TX cheerleaders always look fine. Oregon and SC may have the hottest looking groups. NEED MOAR PHOTOS TO COMPARE.
Sorry...SC = South Carolina
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Not sure if you meant||
to write 'bat', but it was perfect anyway.
Edit: unnecessary fix sir.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||It's when||
a defender who is 'engaged' with another blocker gets blocked below the waist by a second guy.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Ohio's DBs||
do it all game long and (mostly) get away with it too.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Logged in||
just to say SPUCK FARTY.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Keep him in plain clothes||
but have a phone booth on the sidelines so he can make the quick change. /Superman'd
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I get that one more week||
doesn't hurt, but he's been CLEARED TO PLAY. An element of caution is already baked into that decision. The risk is low IMO.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||BOOM||
That's it right there. Game in hand, JMFR sits. Need a lift, he goes in.