chance of bowl: 13.6%
|31 weeks 5 days ago||" Jordan Morgan and Jon||
" Jordan Morgan and Jon Horford each picked up two fouls early in the second half, leading John Beilein to play Max Bielfedt for 12 critical first-half minutes."
|1 year 11 weeks ago||The feminine singular of||
The feminine singular of 'alumni' is 'alumna', not 'alumnus', which is masculine. If you're going to be pedantic, be correct.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Man, when I was on the team,||
Man, when I was on the team, I don't think 95% of us were sober enough in the morning to make it onto the mountain, let alone squeeze into GS suits and compete.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||I know Seth didn't do the||
I know Seth didn't do the analysis, but he did make the graphs, and while the total is meaningful to some extent, the recruits/college is certainly more useful in determining if the schools in each conference are capable of fielding good/elite teams. He, infact realized this, at least, tangentially, showing the number of recruits per top two schools in each conference, but including them in the same graph makes the data cumbersome at best. It's not a parallel comparison, which is really the only justification for having them as part of the same graph in the first place.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||He's not doing it for free.||
He's not doing it for free.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Incredibly poor attempt at||
Incredibly poor attempt at displaying visual information. Like, for serious. One, not labeling your axes is just bad. Like, really bad. Two, the fact that those conferences have different numbers of members, an average # of recruits per school in each conference would actually, you know, mean something (other than which conference is bigger). The separation of the two best schools in each could best be done as a separate graph so you could actually see it. This is mind-bogglingly basic stuff. How did Michigan give you a degree?
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Epic fail.Acceleration is||
Acceleration is not speed. I hope you didn't go to Michigan...
Please don't call people out when you clearly don't have a HS physics level of understanding re: the topic at hand.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Energy = Mass*Speed^2 Big||
Energy = Mass*Speed^2
|1 year 45 weeks ago||I know it's college VBall,||
I know it's college VBall, but this announcing is truly awful.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||I worked out and mowed my||
I worked out and mowed my parents' law, so now I'm watching Sherlock Holmes on tv, and enjoying an Atwater Vanilla Java Porter, and playin' some EVE Online.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||3 Dollar Tavern||
3 Dollar Tavern
|2 years 10 weeks ago||There are a few instances||
There are a few instances when pie charts are usable, but they only show one dimension of data. If you want to show percentages and how they change overtime, for example, an area graph can concisely present the information, whereas you would need to produced multiple pie charts.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Only if there some||
Only if there some significance to the order. The fact that Iowa is before or after Purdue has no bearing on how many recievers each team put up against Michigan, or how many DBs Michigan used to counter it.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||...And we can tell it's yours||
...And we can tell it's yours because it's off-center.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Well, for starters: There||
Well, for starters:
There is no reason why this is a line graph. It implies a relevant relationship over time; that somehow Purdue being played right after MSU is relevant, and the # of Recievers/DBs between those two games somehow has relational relevance more significant than Ohio State vs Western Michigan. Each offense Michigan played had no relationship to any other offense. A scatter plot of Recievers vs DBs with each point representing a game would actually present some sort of coherant data. This? Not so much. Also, making conclusions off of the 'average personel' numbers is dubious, at best, since 1.) the data you're averaging is marginally significant to begin with, and (probably more importantly) 2.) taking an average throws the distribution of plays out. e.g. A team that only uses a 4-3 is going to look the same as a team that 50% of the time uses a nickel and 50% of the time runs a 4-4.
Another example is of poor use of your options graphically, is this:
While this graph has the relevant data hidden in it, it's a poor way of showing it. You're trying to make the point that halfway through the season, Gordon's production increased. You're trying to show the rate of change of this graph (number of tackles per game), so show it. While in this actual graph, it is appropriate to show as a line graph, the data you want shouldn't be. Ideally, this would be a histogram of tackles per game. More significantly, you could create a graph showing percentages of tackles per game. This would have the nice effect of controlling for opponents offensive style/tempo, and show who was really contributing the most, tackles-wise.
What you're really missing here, is how effective each defensive set was verses each offensive set. Was the defense lowering YPP when they added a nickelback against 3 WRs? How well did the offense do with 3-Wide against the 4-3 vs the nickel? This is data you have, and it would actually be interesting to see. This post, however, is not.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||This whole post is a||
This whole post is a wonderful example of how some people don't know what types of graphs (or statisitcs in general) to use to display useful information.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Yes, there may have been 30||
Yes, there may have been 30 linebackers, but there were probably, at most, 5 MLBs (or RTs, or any given position) that started the majority of games the seasons they played.
My point is how banal this is.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||These lists are pretty dumb.||
These lists are pretty dumb. In a ten year span, you have, probably 4 starters, tops, at any given position (and, in general, the standouts will start for 3-4 years, so that brings it down to about 3 players vieing for an 'All-1980s Michigan' position). So you're listing 4 players, out of ~4 starters.
Hurray! Pointless lists! Names!
I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||I'm pretty sure it was being||
I'm pretty sure it was being said before 2006. I thought I remember it back in my freshman year, which was 2004.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||I've always though 'You Suck'||
I've always though 'You Suck' was a little Sparty-esque. At the games, we always just sang the lyrics to Temptation.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||I totally forgot about that||
I totally forgot about that hit at 2:50 against WMU. Nothing like crushing a MAC safety in the open field.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||I've owned or played||
I've owned or played extensively every NCAA since 2006, except 2007. I gotta say, I really liked the improvements to zone blocking in NCAA... 10? Whichever one that was 'the new thing'. Run blocking in 12 was completely idiotic, though. Zone blocking with a medocre line routinely produced 30+ gains, where even with a 90+ line across the board would get you TFL on the reg with, say Off Tackle Power.
As much as Cook loves to whine about coverage being the issue, in particular, being 'too weak', he's bitching without knowledge of what to bitch about. Unless you're playing on Varisty, which... n00b... the issue with coverage is that even if a WR has 2 steps and you throw a perfect pass, most of the time, the ball will be dropped, assuming any contact within 3 seconds of the catch.
My real issue is with the differences between zone and man blocking. In (again, I'm pretty sure this is the one, they all seem to blur together at this point) 2010, they were at least balanced, and there were OL players who did zone blocking well, and those that did man blocking well, mostly varying on size vs. speed. In the most recent iteration, which I have only played the demo, and 2012 there seems to be a distinct advantage to zone running, regardless of OL talents.
In general, I think there is an ever so slight trend upward with the games. However, our expectations for "what obviously needs to be fixed" are rarely satisfied. The house rule we had in college was buying every other year... which was frequently disregarded because the flesh is weak, but I think it's a good policy. The additions this year, on paper, seem like a nice step forward, but when, the day the games comes out, a friend(who's pretty darn good) tells me he threw 6 picks in his first game... something is probably wrong.
p.s. Anyone remember those terrible articles in the Daily previewing the games via a playthrough between two of the Daily sports writers (whose names elude me). Yeah. Those were painful.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Having worked at SQuad||
Having worked at SQuad Dining, I know for a fact these guys aren't eating the 'normal' dorm food. Training Table food is pretty lux, even if it's 'diet' food.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Getting ready to hit up a few||
Getting ready to hit up a few of the Midtown bars. Currently preparing myself with my usual drink, a Sidecar (though this will be the last one as I have apparently just polished off the last of my brandy).
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Switzer not being #1||
Switzer not being #1 illigitimizes this list.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||How could you forget the||
How could you forget the Maurice Clarret Director of Alcohol, Israeli Organized Crime, and Firearms.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Greg "Gerg" Robinson Perveyor||
Greg "Gerg" Robinson Purveyor of Self-Immolation
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Aluminum doesn't 'rust'. You||
Aluminum doesn't 'rust'. You can oxidize aluminum, but it's very difficult, and requires a VERY high tempurature and a bunch of additional oxygen. Thermite is this reaction. Very very dangerous, but also very cool.
If you're sure the hood aluminum, it's possible
1.)the paint is breaking down, UV light breaks down polymers (which is why you put clear coat on it)
2.) the paint was applied poorly, say, after repair work, and never bonded properly with the hood
3.) It's not actually an aluminum hood, and it's rusting.
Regardless, it's fixable by taking the paint off, sanding, and putting on a new coat.
However, if you're concerned with rust, you should check the body of the car, particularly the exhaust, suspension, and subframe for other signs of rust. Remember, rust begets rust. If there's a little, it will spread.
EDIT: Ford 500s have steel OEM hoods. Sounds like rust.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||I don't think I actually can||
I don't think I actually can because of the UMG copyright on the music. Sorry.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Lightbox. Though the frame||
Lightbox. Though the frame size is wrong because I didn't really care that much.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Should be fixed now.||
Should be fixed now.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||I don't know how he hasn't||
I don't know how he hasn't been listed yet: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owen_Schmitt
Come on, meow... how many walk-ons get NCAA Football covers?
|2 years 35 weeks ago||I'm 25, no kids, and a gun||
I'm 25, no kids, and a gun owner.
While I think shooting the laptop is a silly (I would have just sold it) I don't think it's 'wacko'. The kid is a brat and should have her interwebz/computer/life privileges revoked. Kids get away with murder and really don't have any consequences for their actions. Whining/laziness are rampant problems with todays youth. I have a few that work for me, and its shocking to me that an 18 year old doesn't understand that in order to get paid/not fired, they have to actually do work.
While the religious aspects are slightly more complicated, I wish we hadn't gotten away from the Calvinist work ethic. Hard work leads to happiness. Maybe we wouldn't have such a rampant depression problem in this country if people actually expected more than the bare minimum from our young people.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||Pass is good at all Vail||
Pass is good at all Vail Resorts mountains and Arapahoe Basin, so that includes, Beaver Creek, Vail, Northstar at Tahoe, Heavenly, Breckenridge, and Keystone. A few years back, we tried to buy Copper, too, but the state of Colorado said we'd have a monopoly, so we couldn't.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||You think Vail is snobby, and||
You think Vail is snobby, and you're recommending Aspen? Snowmass is a blast, but all of the Aspen resorts are rediculously expensive, and VERY douchey. Vail is the corperate retreat, Aspen is the celeb retreat.
I don't know really what you're whining about Vail for in terms of the mtn. Any kind of terrain you like, Vail has tops, other than very steep groomers, other than Blue Ox, Pepi's Face/International(which is now renamed 'Lindsey's'). Trees? Birdbath/Pumphouse, West Vail Trees, everything off 10, Mushroom Bowl Earl's Bowl past the gate, Pete's Stash... Bumps? Look Ma, Highline, Roger's, Skipper, Spruce face, below Lover's Leap, half the stuff off 37. Cliffs? East Vail/Mushroom, Miller's, Hollywood, Dragon's Teeth, South Rim, North Rim, the stuff below 17 in the trees. Chutes? Laundry, Smokies, Frontside, Hairbag, East Vail (if you can keep up with Seth Morrison, that's where he is everyday).
Most of the good stuff you won't find on a map, but just about run you name, I can find something equal to it or better at Vail, other than a few specific things, like Corbet's.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||While Breck is a fun town,||
While Breck is a fun town, the mountain sucks. It has the nickname Blowin'Fridge for a reason. It's always really windy and cold. The people there are a bit more stoner burnout than the other resorts.
If you're staying in Breck, ABay is all of about 15 minutes away, and your pass will work there. Outside of Vail, it is probably my favorite resort owned/semi-owned by Vail Resorts. It also, in general, has the best/most snow. ABay is one of the only mountains in Colorado that isn't a 'resort' it's just a mountain, which, as someone who lives in, essentially, Disneyland, is a nice draw, but that's more personal preference. ABay is a locals mtn.
Vail will have a bit better snow than the Beav, but BC is generally quite a bit less crowded. While January isn't very busy, in general, the lack of terrain open means the crowd density is just as high or higher.
Currently, the frontside is all that's open in Vail, and we've been slowly closeing runs, now opening new ones, due to the total lack of snow. We're supposed to get a storm on Saturday, but as I said before, we need a full snow cycle to hit, not just a few inches.
As for 'Chasing Rabbits' trying to insult me for being a lift op, I'd like to point out that everyone here is talking about vacationing (and spending a hoard of money to do so) in the place I ride every single day of the week (and get paid to do it 4 of those days), and when the snow is shitty like this? I don't feel obligated to go. Will I spend forever here? Probably not, but my post-college sabbatical involves shredding everyday, and in the summers mtn biking and hiking everyday. I got to ride 120+ days last year during biggest snow year on record (524", plus another 4+ feet after we closed to the public).
|2 years 42 weeks ago||I'm a lift op in Vail. In no||
I'm a lift op in Vail. In no way will this make you look like anything but a gaper. This won't make you 'cool', Rep your school during Apres, not on the mtn*.
It screams "Hi everyone! I ski, at most, 10 times a year, think I'm really awesome, and will probably be riding down with patrol in a toboggan by the end of the day." I know you put a lot of work into this, but we seriously have games about people who wear shit like this to help pass the time while we work. Put in on a little shelf in your house as a keepsake. Wear a real helmet when you are out on the slopes.
Also: The 'no snow' thing isn't changing anytime soon. We need a 30"+ snow cycle to even open the rest of our lifts, let alone the majority of the terrain.
*The one exception to this is if you're a park rat, you can get away with rocking a jersey over a hoodie, but if you suck, you'll look like even more of a douche (and even if you rip, you still kinda look like a douche).
|3 years 9 weeks ago||I work with Stoutland's||
I work with Stoutland's niece. Should be interesting how this pans out.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||I've spent the last year and||
I've spent the last year and a half having faith in GERG. I gave him the benefit of the doubt. RR has proven successful everywhere he's been. GERG's success has been occasional. Yes, he hasn't been helped by issues beyond his control (RIP 2ndary '10), and I know whoever is DC next year will have experienced players unless 'Defensive Apocolypse II:Ankle-Break Harder' happens. But Michigan DOES have the cash, unlike other programs, to buy a guy who's tried and true at DC.
Yes, who ever gets these players will fall into a English situation (though the raw talent level will be lower, just e-pinion). After today, and our failure to adjust our D with a novel concept of 'covering the RB', I just can't get behind the "he knows what he's doing, he's getting paid a lot of money to do it". I don't want to put the players through another coaching change, but I'm not going to be upset if we drop GERG. (RR, on the other hand: I would murder babies if he was fired.)
|4 years 5 days ago||Lion's Den (NTLD) is a good||
Lion's Den (NTLD) is a good place to watch the game. Got beers given to us by Penn State fans after the loss as a consolation.
|4 years 1 week ago||(No subject)||
|4 years 2 weeks ago||I was expecting this article||
I was expecting this article to be about Dantonio...
|4 years 3 weeks ago||Stop stalking high schoolers.||
Stop stalking high schoolers.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||"Player collaborates||
"Player collaborates victim’s statements"
I think they mean 'corroborates'
|4 years 4 weeks ago||This is fantastic. +1 to you,||
This is fantastic. +1 to you, good sir.
|4 years 5 weeks ago||I've been debating if||
I've been debating if this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLgdmGkAUz0 or this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L53gjP-TtGE&ob=av2n is a better song for each of these wins (the Kanye song obviously being Denard's theme music).
But yeah... On to the Next One.
|4 years 5 weeks ago||That seems extreme.||
That seems extreme.
|4 years 5 weeks ago||Really, 95% of the time, the||
Really, 95% of the time, the Heisman goes to the on of the top few team's best (or at least most talked about) offensive player. That isn't to whom the award SHOULD be given, but that's how it happens. e.g. Ingram getting the award. He wasn't even the best back on the team, let alone the best player in FBS.
OSU is #2 in the country (and has been near that spot for all of Pryor's career). Therefore, he gets the hype.
It's not how it 'should' be, but it's how it is.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||I believe that is Paul's||
I believe that is Paul's droid phone being held up on the left of the picture. I know he was about 3 people to the left of Nard'dawg.
|4 years 7 weeks ago||Does he really complain about||
Does he really complain about MSU losing Penn State, (admitting it was never a big deal) simply because Penn State was a good team, then complain that MSU has a hard schedule next year? Nebraska for PSU seems like fair trade.
|4 years 7 weeks ago||We've been talking about MICH||
We've been talking about MICH for the past... uh... 9 months. This is our competition.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Swimmers go pro? Early?||
Swimmers go pro? Early?
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Granted, applying involves||
Granted, applying involves using the absolutely terrible 'umjobs.org' site... God, a monkey could come up with a better system.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||UCLA is at least on par if||
UCLA is at least on par if not better than Berkley, but yeah.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||POST-SEASON BANS AND LOSSES||
POST-SEASON BANS AND LOSSES OF SCHOLARSHIPS. The NCAA needs to send a message about illegal contact.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Also: Jack Kennedy averages 9||
Also: Jack Kennedy averages 9 yards per play...
|4 years 27 weeks ago||I think the final rested at||
I think the final rested at 28-2, but it was, regardless, a beatdown. A good note for the senoirs to go out on, as the final home game.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Looks like a quote that could||
Looks like a quote that could have been taken out of context. Don't know, though.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||I have that beat. I slept||
I have that beat. I slept with woman in Charlie White's bed.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||You made a lager for your||
You made a lager for your first beer? Never heard of anyone doing that. I've never lagered because I don't have the self control to wait 3-4 months/the ability to keep a beer in cold storage for that long.
Also: Paying money for brewing tools seems like a waste. The important stuff you need is here: http://hbd.org/recipator/
I've been brewing for just a little less than a year now, and I must say. You should work as hard as you can to get away from extract brewing. Your first capital investments should be a mash tun with a false bottom, then a yeast bank. Those two things will change your beers from costsing 30-50 bucks per 5 gallon batch to less than $10 to around $30.
At homebrewing.org (Adventures in Homebrewing, just off of Telegraph road outside of Inkster, if you live around Ann Arbor/Detroit is one of the best resources around. They offer huge bags of grain, or they will measure out a recipe for you with just about any grain you might want to use.
Let me tell you, spending $15 on grains for an imperial stout is nice. Beats paying $20 for 3.3 lbs of crappy extract that you don't know the L on.
|4 years 45 weeks ago||ESPN is reporting that the||
ESPN is reporting that the Notre Dame athletic department has contacted Al Groh.
|4 years 46 weeks ago||Nice. Good to know we're||
Nice. Good to know we're winning the recruiting battles against BGSU and Kent State...
|4 years 47 weeks ago||I'm pretty sure two or three||
I'm pretty sure two or three seasons ago, Griese and Collins played against each other.
|4 years 51 weeks ago||While I don't disagree with||
While I don't disagree with you on concept. 'We' are not the team. Unless you are practicing every day (only 20hrs a week, fyi) then...
While I slip sometimes, I try to refrain from refering to the Michigan Football Team as 'we' because... well, I've never worked as hard at anything as they work everyday for UofM.
Anyway... yeah. I agree.
|4 years 51 weeks ago||As someone who has read all||
As someone who has read all of the threads that are deleted shortly after they are made... uh yeah.
Also: I wasn't targeting EVERYONE on MGoBlog, I was targeting the retards.
|5 years 1 week ago||http://www.youtube.com/watch?||
|5 years 3 weeks ago||ToP is also the most||
ToP is also the most worthless stat that's routinely tracked, so there's that.
|5 years 3 weeks ago||Internet irony/sarcasm is so||
Internet irony/sarcasm is so prevalent, but no one ever seems to recognize it.
Both of them need their own HTML tags.
|5 years 4 weeks ago||Even if we lose the next 7||
Even if we lose the next 7 games, and beat OSU, I'm rushing the field, and you should too.
|5 years 4 weeks ago||http://i38.tinypic.com/hwg21l||
|5 years 6 weeks ago||The biggest problem with||
The biggest problem with piping in music is that the MMB would complain and honestly, do we really need to give those kids ANOTHER reason to be annoying and douchey?
|5 years 6 weeks ago||Because they win 2 BSBCS||
Because they win 2 BSBCS National Titles in the last 3 years. Go Gaita.
|5 years 6 weeks ago||They got votes in the||
They got votes in the preseason poll too.
EDIT: I guess only the Corches Poll.
|5 years 6 weeks ago||I was at the Dexter game and||
I was at the Dexter game and Ricardo Miller was pretty awesome... 2 catches (both 40+ yards) for TDs, one a short little slant that he took to the house, and a 3rd 30+ yard TD catch that got called back because their QB doesn't understand the concept of a 'line of scrimmage'.
Granted this was against the GOD AWFUL HOLY HELL defense of Dexter, but hey...
The kid's good. Who cares about stars?
|5 years 6 weeks ago||The Horned Frogs move up 7||
The Horned Frogs move up 7 spots for sitting at home picking their butts?
Also: da U looked pretty decent. I really want to see Jacory Harris at least get an invite to New York at some point in his career. I wanna know if he goes for the Leopard print or fuzzy purple (or both?).
|5 years 6 weeks ago||He's not a Michigan Man so I||
He's not a Michigan Man so I don't care. Night games! Maize jerseys!
|5 years 6 weeks ago||Any running back from Akron,||
Any running back from Akron, Ohio playing for OSU.
Oh, and LeGarrette Blount.
|5 years 7 weeks ago||"I think I did good on||
"I think I did good on it"
|5 years 7 weeks ago||Freep DoS attack. Calling it||
Freep DoS attack. Calling it right now.
|5 years 7 weeks ago||I wouldn't doubt he changed||
I wouldn't doubt he changed the schedule in the slightest.
I also wouldn't doubt that it doesn't interfere with the rules.
|5 years 7 weeks ago||HVX-170 with the P2 card.||
HVX-170 with the P2 card.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||People who subscribe to the||
People who subscribe to the Free Press are the people who still listen to LPs and refuse CDs because the LP has some form of aesthetic quality. Except instead of, say, Led Zeppelin on CD, they listen to Nickleback on LP.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||IT'S DIVISION ONE FOOTBALL!||
IT'S DIVISION ONE FOOTBALL!
|5 years 8 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|5 years 8 weeks ago||I actually wrote a paper on||
I actually wrote a paper on this for a class. A great location is where Artisan Bakery was, across from Campus Corner.
This would be a great in-between area from the South U and Main Street bars. In addition, it would get a HUGE amount of traffic during the football, hockey, and basketball seasons, as almost every student has to walk by this area to get to the athletic campus, and there is really no other bar near there (Quickie Burger doesn't count).
My friends and I have fantasized about it (we're fairly active homebrewers). I've even done some preliminary research into the funds needed and where to located a used 5-7 bbl system. The 'looking for investors' part got as far as me pussying out about asking my parents for money.
Oh, and FYI, the reason Leopold's went under was not from lack of business. They actually had a steadily increasing amount of business. They left Ann Arbor because their landlord had tripled their rent in the last 2 years, and there are a bunch of really lame laws in Michigan about selling your brew/liquor and they didn't feel like dealing with it anymore so they moved to CO so they could sell to a larger base.
Remember, they were famous for their Vodka and Gin (both being award winning), not so much their beer. While I certainly enjoyed their beer, it was little more than 'average' from a aficionado's standpoint. The best part of Leopold's was playing Sorry on Sunday nights with a couple of $2 pints...
Oh, in addition, Jolly Pumpkin Brewery (Dexter, MI) is opening a Tap House on Main Street right next to MDen that should be open in less than a month. Many of you know that JP is owned by the same investment group as Grizzly Peak, Cafe Habana, Blue Tractor, and North Peak in Traverse City, just to name a few.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||According to Tim we offered||
According to Tim we offered Keion Payne, but there was little mutual interest.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||First game I actually have a||
First game I actually have a vivid memory of: MSU - UofM 1997
I wasn't really into football that much, but it was my first year playing football, and so I watched it with my dad (he went here) and just remember being like, "Wow... I certainly can't do that..."
|5 years 8 weeks ago||In that list, I'd go with||
In that list, I'd go with Benn or Hall, but I haven't really seen Robert Griffin play and everyone says he's the Bees' Knees.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Michael Westbrook about 15||
Michael Westbrook about 15 years ago.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Aren't MSU's yearly games||
Aren't MSU's yearly games Michigan and Penn State, not PSU and OSU?
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Word. I had my windows||
Word. I had my windows desktop nailed by conficker and all I did was pop in Mint and voila: Access to all my files.
|5 years 9 weeks ago||Then don't fucking read it,||
Then don't fucking read it, jackass.
Honestly, it's Brian's job to supply content to consumers, and hires employees to supply that content. No one is making you read articles you don't want to/aren't interested in. Go pull your dick out of your ass.
EDIT: If you'd like to read the 'about' Brian has posted in regards to this blog, though I doubt you will as it seems when something is made available to you to read that isn't EXACTLY THE CONTENT YOU WANT RIGHT NOW, you seem to get upset...
|5 years 9 weeks ago||It has been stated many many||
It has been stated many many times that if Denard doesn't pan out as a QB, this offense can find a place for him (because he's crazy fast, and we like crazy fast). He knew that coming in. I wouldn't be surprised if that wasn't an upside for him coming to Michigan.
|5 years 9 weeks ago||Yes, just what we need, the||
Yes, just what we need, the BigTen looking worse...
|5 years 9 weeks ago||I just don't get rivalries in||
I just don't get rivalries in non-college sports.
Bo said it best:
|5 years 9 weeks ago||Dill pickles and vodka shots||
Dill pickles and vodka shots are the way to go.
|5 years 9 weeks ago||Welcome to 4 years||
Welcome to 4 years ago.
Brodie, you fail on such a regular basis, it makes my stomach hurt.
|5 years 9 weeks ago||The 'Winning % when playing||
The 'Winning % when playing against Michigan that year' makes since. Maybe not the PSU thing, although they're have been, what 4 seasons when they've been in the BigTen and not played Michigan?
MSU and OSU are both on our schedule all the time. OSU, and its .716% winning percentage and MSU's .569.
Indiana has a .405 record, Northwestern has a .415 record.
If you take out Penn State, because of a lack of data, you've got the best non-Michigan program always boosting that 'Winning % when playing against Michigan that year' category. Meanwhile, you have the worst schools repeatedly cycling through the other category. Systematic bias, yo.
|5 years 10 weeks ago||I'd like to go back and see||
I'd like to go back and see Harmon play. Probably '40 OSU. I mean, you gotta love a 40-0 performance against the Buckeyes...
|5 years 10 weeks ago||While I do think it would be||
While I do think it would be awesome to have the world's fastest human on your team as a deep threat every play, even if an NFL team was willing to offer the guy a nice contract, you're talking about an Olympic runner who has dedicated his life to running.
I'd be surprised if he'd give up being his country's flagship athlete to make a couple extra millions a year playing a sport that probably doesn't interest him, and has a MUCH higher chance of significant injury.
|5 years 10 weeks ago||...like a playoff beard, but||
...like a playoff beard, but for porn.
|5 years 10 weeks ago||Since my experience with EA||
Since my experience with EA Sport's NCAA Football qualifies me as an expert in both recruiting for a spread offense and as an offensive and defensive play caller, I feel an athletic TE out in the slot gives you a lot of opportunities for miss matches. Either they put a nickel on him, and he crushes them with his strength, or you take a LB out of the box to cover him, and you open up the run game even more. Also, putting a TE out there is great on screens.
|5 years 10 weeks ago||I want a shirt with a||
I want a shirt with a Obama-esque image of Pryor that says 'The University of Ohio State'.
|5 years 10 weeks ago||No one is going to call JLS?||
No one is going to call JLS? Really?
|5 years 10 weeks ago||'Constant Buzz', but yes,||
'Constant Buzz', but yes, it's a fantastic drink.
|5 years 10 weeks ago||Michigan isn't the football||
Michigan isn't the football state that Texas, California, Ohio, etc. are. This doesn't surprise me in the slightest.
|5 years 10 weeks ago||That sucks, but... how do you||
That sucks, but... how do you get into a bar fight at a 50th wedding anniversary?
|5 years 11 weeks ago||Woof Woof.||
|5 years 11 weeks ago||(740): at a party and just||
(740): at a party and just made O-H-I-O out of dicks and vajayjays...i hope someone took a pic i was too busy (; GO BUCKS!!!
That is all... fuck Cinco de Montho.
|5 years 11 weeks ago||I guess the only place I'll||
I guess the only place I'll be able to use a piss-trough is Brown Jug and EVERY SINGLE PLACE IN STATE COLLEGE. I swear, I think their Provost's private WC is a piss-trough. They're everywhere at PSU.
|5 years 11 weeks ago||Doubt it, but the site will||
Doubt it, but the site will probably stay up (their blogspot site stayed up when they transfered).
Paul hosts the site, and if they don't renew their domain name, there's still a decent chance he might keep an archived version of it on his site.
|5 years 11 weeks ago||My favorite AFL story is how,||
My favorite AFL story is how, in like, 1991, they let a journalist play a game. I think he had one reception for -5 yards or something.
|5 years 11 weeks ago||Not really. If a guy can play||
Not really. If a guy can play LB, he'll play LB, if I guy can play safety, he'll play safety. The skills a player has are what NFL teams look for. How well can he play zone? man? how fast is he? how strong is he? etc.
Just because sometimes he's playing the hook zone, and sometimes he's playing the deep zone, and sometimes he's blitzing, doesn't mean if the kid can play, the NFL isn't going to look at him.
|5 years 11 weeks ago||I used to always watch the||
I used to always watch the ESPN AFL game on Mondays with a friend, and get Blimpy Burger during halftime.
My cousin played for Rampage last year. I've missed going to games.
|5 years 11 weeks ago||Posey is an outside receiver.||
Posey is an outside receiver. I don't know who their other outside guy will be. Dane, maybe?
|5 years 11 weeks ago||That leaves Lamaar Thomas as||
That leaves Lamaar Thomas as the heir apparent slot, though I'm not terribly familiar with the incoming freshman.
|5 years 12 weeks ago||I'm most interested to see if||
I'm most interested to see if Tate can pull off the last second comeback against OSU that Colt can...
|5 years 12 weeks ago||He wasn't suggesting that it||
He wasn't suggesting that it actually happen. His point was that it's stupid to keep talking about the 'best conference'. The only thing that really matters is the games they play, and who beats who.
|5 years 12 weeks ago||Number 12, duh.||
Number 12, Georgia's Finest (feat. T-Clem)
|5 years 12 weeks ago||I know that it's at OSU, but||
I know that it's at OSU, but only a 3 point spread for USC?
On second thought I guess they don't have a QB, huh? Anyone pay any attention to their spring game? Who's going to be starting for them? Is he any good?
|5 years 12 weeks ago||I believe there is an NCAA||
I believe there is an NCAA rule that fields must be green. Boise's field was grandfathered in from before the rule was put in place.
|5 years 12 weeks ago||The vibe I got from VB was||
The vibe I got from VB was that the whole Heisman thing was a tongue in cheek fun close to the blog. Not a serious deal. Unless BG starts racking up 5-10 sacks a game, actually campaigning for a BG Heisman isn't anything but a very interweb-ish private joke. (I guess that never stopped the Space Emperor shirts from being made, but, hey)
|5 years 12 weeks ago||The ACC isn't in the||
The ACC isn't in the 'crosshairs' because they don't put up 0 or 1 loss teams that can't seal the deal in BCS games. Other than the first 3 BCS NC games, the ACC hasn't been a contender. Hell, they haven't had 2 bids since 2001. The BigTen has fallen victim to it's success. We've been in more BCS bowls than any conference (19) but fall well short of a .500 record (.421).
The media likes to portray us as being undeserving of the bids we receive. The ACC isn't because it's obvious they can't compete at that level (they are 2 and 9, with a .182 record).
|5 years 12 weeks ago||We generally play one decent||
We generally play one decent Mid-Major or one middle to bottom end BCS team, along with ND. That's a pretty decent schedule. Look at Bama, they play... uhhhhh VT.
Florida? They play FSU.
Texas's best OOC opponent this year is... Louisiana-Monroe?
The rest of their schedules are chalked full of teams that make Western Michigan look like a good game to watch.
Man, I'd love to see USC play at Minnesota in late October and watch as their MNC dreams flit away yet again.
Also: 'Bottom-Cellar Teams', like OSU?
|5 years 13 weeks ago||Yeah... how is this a||
Yeah... how is this a 'wrenching win'?
The team stepped up, when everyone was talking down about them, and kicked the hell out of a very respectable team. How in the world do you regard this as a bad win?
All of the factors you've mentioned (our players making big plays, outplaying a supposedly 'better' opponent, etc.) would, to me, and most other sane people, make it a very good game.
-1 to you.
|5 years 13 weeks ago||Find someone in the US to set||
Find someone in the US to set up a slingbox so they can stream you the game. It'll cost you a bit, but you can get all the games.
|5 years 13 weeks ago||Not if you make a 4/5 star||
Not if you make a 4/5 star recruit and you're playing as someone like NT or Western KY.
Within the next few years, I wouldn't be surprised if you could upload and download recruiting classes, and people will start creating the entire recruiting class.
|5 years 13 weeks ago||I'd be sitting in my room||
I'd be sitting in my room looking at MGoBlog and making Ramen noodle... which is exactly what I am doing. Funny, that.
|5 years 13 weeks ago||What you described isn't||
What you described isn't cajoling. It would most likely be brought up as coercion.
|5 years 13 weeks ago||So does the law.||
So does the law.
|5 years 13 weeks ago||Newsflash - Being a celebrity||
Newsflash - Being a celebrity (especially a hot celebrity) means people will try to see you naked. I feel like people make a smaller deal about your average sex-tape.
|5 years 13 weeks ago||"It just really grinds me||
"It just really grinds me that only 1 out of every 10* poster over there has anything even remotely witty or original to say."
Well, if that's true, that's better than here...
|5 years 13 weeks ago||There's a bunch of people||
There's a bunch of people that seem to be really whiny about what each of these positions are called. I'm more concerned with the way the defense is actually run.
GSimmons, can you do a piece on the the finer points of the system, and why it matters? Ok, the safety is playing more like a linebacker... does that mean we're playing mostly cover 3 with the [insert title here for the hybrid safety] mostly taking underneath zones?
I feel like there was a lot more in the blogosphere about the Schafer last year than there is about Gerg this year. Anyone have a decent knowledge of his schemes other than "It has funny names for some of the positions."
|5 years 14 weeks ago||I find it hard to believe||
I find it hard to believe many coaches for either OSU or UofM won't be inducted at some point.
|5 years 14 weeks ago||Yes, he is. He's actually a||
Yes, he is. He's actually a huge douchebag in real life. He picked up one of my friends using the line 'I'm going to be the highest drafted punter next year'... needless to say, she's a huge jersey chaser and that worked... but still. That line? Really?
|5 years 14 weeks ago||Not if you don't say it right...||
He HAS a fuck lion.
|5 years 14 weeks ago||Offensive Line actually run||
Offensive Line actually run blocks, which is nice, re-opening up the inside run that was actually effective in 08 and failed miserably in 09.
Press Coverage actually works, perhaps too effectively, but seeing as it did nothing in 09, it's a marked improvement.
I played the XBox360 version and HOLY CRAP IT LOCKS UP SO MUCH. Didn't get through the first quarter of the first game before it locked up, and barely made it into the Eastern game on a Michigan dynasty before it locked up. It needs a patch badly.
Oh yeah, and if QBs throw while getting creamed (JIMMAH!) they put up crazy ducks that might make it to the OL. If you're under pressure, especially if you're getting hit, throwing it is dangerous, unlike 09 when throwing it while getting hit might float it a little, but it still wasn't going to be too far off the mark.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||Where's the 'apathy' option?||
Where's the 'apathy' option?
|5 years 22 weeks ago||Indeed. It costs several||
Indeed. It costs several thousand dollars to play Lax. They do get equipment from Adidas for free though, iirc.
|5 years 26 weeks ago||UofM vs. a hurricane. BUT,||
UofM vs. a hurricane.
BUT, the hurricane's name is Hurricane Bo.
|5 years 28 weeks ago||Did she end up/is she going||
Did she end up/is she going to end up in the WNBA?
Athletes who make it to the 'next level' owe their U's more than just the free college, and I'm pretty sure most of them do give back at LEAST as much as their free education cost.
|5 years 28 weeks ago||http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_d6h||
You're bitching about moving the stripes a few degrees? Go DIAF, the internet is already too retarded without you.
|5 years 32 weeks ago||There's always a CIL for the||
There's always a CIL for the games. The 'Curse' is only for CILs hosted by MGoBlog.
There were 2 or 3 CILs for our game against Iowa...
You're just uninformed as to the goings-on of the Michigan Blogosphere.
|5 years 32 weeks ago||The desire to make a comment||
The desire to make a comment about our "aircraft carrier" going back in time to just before the "attacks on Pearl Harbor" (Ed Martin Scandal) with the chance to change history is high.
Also: If you've never seen that movie, you should.
One of the best non-cheesy time travel movies.
|5 years 32 weeks ago||Provide maize shirts for all||
Provide maize shirts for all season ticket holders (price included with ticket) and make sure everyone knows that you WEAR MAIZE to the games.
Secondly, I'd add rugby and lacrosse, both men's and women's, as varsity sports.
|5 years 33 weeks ago||Coach BT handeljack not only||
Coach BT handeljack not only TIRED but also no LONGER funny
|5 years 35 weeks ago||I generally split each week||
I generally split each week up into about 2-3 segments and work 3 specific recruits hard. If they have initial interest, I generally don't send them an offer until they've got 2/3 of the interest bar or more full. You can often get a commit with less total time.
Focus on a recruit and get them to commit, then move on to the next one. Splitting time is wasteful. It also opens the door for your opponent to nab that 5-star you really need. In the long run, it will also help you to establish pipelines in Texas, Florida, and California, no matter what school you're playing. Put special effort in getting lots of recruits from those states to establish it as a pipeline (pipelines give you a bonus to recruiting).
Also, NEVER do 'Find Pitch'. Waste of time. Generally Hard Sell works faster, and will increase interest much more.
|5 years 36 weeks ago||Ace is occasionally at Skeeps||
Ace is occasionally at Skeeps on Wednesday evenings.
His 'Where you at?' segments are interesting.
|5 years 36 weeks ago||"TheES doesn't understand the||
"TheES doesn't understand the unintentional comedy of his name." - Tim
|5 years 38 weeks ago||Tate is in no way as douchey||
Tate is in no way as douchey as Jimmah!. A kid is allowed to be optimistic coming into a season. You assholes would be bitching about how 'he's not a Michigan Man' if he said something like "I hope we can beat half of the teams we play next year..."
|5 years 38 weeks ago||Before the age of the shot||
Before the age of the shot clock, I think there were more than a few shutouts.
|5 years 40 weeks ago||I'd say the biggest area of||
I'd say the biggest area of need is a DC.
|5 years 40 weeks ago||Frazier, Tebow, Young -||
Frazier, Tebow, Young - Probably the three most fun players to watch at QB ever.
I think Frazier was probably the best of all of them.
Best overall? That's so hard to compare.
How can you say a corner that can completely shutdown half of the field is better than a RB that can't be tackled?
|5 years 41 weeks ago||OSU winning gets Beanie to||
OSU winning gets Beanie to declare for the Draft.
Also, when people think the BigTen is a shit conference, they go places like the Big12, SEC, and Pac10... or Tulsa...
|5 years 42 weeks ago||I don't think the time of day||
I don't think the time of day is so much the issue as the weather. The BigTen teams are at a disadvantage because they have to practice indoors for November and December.
Quid pro quo would be those south/west coast teams having to play in cold weather.
Personally, I wouldn't imagine Florida or USC could beat CMU if they were playing in 20F weather.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||Oh thank God.||
Oh thank God.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||I totally agree. I think we||
I totally agree. I think we should get rid of incomplete passes too. Those really don't help out our offensive production.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||But.... http://photos-e.ak.fb||
|5 years 42 weeks ago||I'd hit that.||
I'd hit that.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||From what he said about his||
From what he said about his decommitment, he wanted to 'get away from the area'. If he was, say, pissed off at his family or something (he is a teenager) he might say that.
Remember, kids say the darnedest things when they're all angsty and mad at their parents.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||Things I saw watching this||
Things I saw watching this game:
|5 years 44 weeks ago||C-Wood will be a Hall of||
C-Wood will be a Hall of Famer, definitely in South Bend, if not in Canton.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||Things that are worse than||
Things that are worse than stealing T-Shirts: Driving intoxicated with a BAC or .281.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||(Other than Boise and Utah)If||
(Other than Boise and Utah)If these teams wanted an NC, they should have won their games.
If Boise and Utah ever want an NC, they should have scheduled 3 or 4 conference games against strong opponents. They know how shitty their conference is, and if they want to even be considered, they need to man up. No team should get a functional bye through their entire regular season and get into the championship or even a playoff.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||Just for the record, I think||
Just for the record, I think Brodie's argument is kinda stupid.
However, a better point is this: How many IU students watch, say, every BCS bowl, and compare that to how many IU students watched the IU-OkSU game last year?
Bowl games provide students (i.e. what college athletics is for) a chance to cheer for their team, and provides them with a realistic chance of winning that game. A playoff system doesn't do that.
The bowl system is unique, in that it provides each bowl eligible school a chance for an extra game for it's students and players to cheer/fight for.
I'd rather the Pre-BCS system than a playoff.
God save the bowls.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||If a midmajor wants a shot at||
If a midmajor wants a shot at an NC, they need to play and beat 3 or 4 mid to high ranked BCS conference teams (USC, Florida, OSU, OkSU, UT, etc.) in season.
Beating 12 shitty teams just means you are one step above being shitty.
Boise State didn't have a 'great season'. They had a passable season. Just because they didn't lose to a WAC team just means they didn't embarrass themselves. It doesn't mean they should be even close to be considered for the NC.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||This 'simulator' showcases||
This 'simulator' showcases only part of what is wrong with a playoff.
The bottom 5 teams in what would be this year's 8 team playoff have no business being in the running for an NC.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||Harrell and McCoy are the||
Harrell and McCoy are the only two players in college football who I think come close to deserving the award. Both are so far above any other player that it's hard to conceive of anyone else winning. Of the three, my vote goes to McCoy. God, 76+% completion with not an insignificant amount of drops.
That guys is amazing. Fuck Tebow, and his small-boy-penis-touching/cutting-lifestyle.
(sidenote: I think Tebow is an amazing player, I just think McCoy and Harrell are better)
|5 years 45 weeks ago||It's scary to me, how so many||
It's scary to me, how so many intelligent and otherwise passionate people on this blog support something that would ruin the concept of college football.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||You don't understand the bowl||
You don't understand the bowl system. The 'integrity of the bowl system' isn't that every bowl matters to every other team, because it somehow has championship implications. The bowl system is important because it allows students (both fans and athletes) to get fired up about an extra game they get to play on a national level. The bowls (and college football in general) is about your team, your school, and your spirit.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||Do any of you think that||
Do any of you think that C-Wood won't do a bit of recruiting himself?
|5 years 45 weeks ago||The method DOES make sense.||
The method DOES make sense. Just because it doesn't 'remove all ambiguity' (which a playoff wouldn't do either) doesn't mean it doesn't make sense.
At some point, unless you want to do a 119 team playoff, you have to pick and chose schools. You are retarded if you think that you'll be able to design a playoff system that won't have teams bitching about who makes it in. Bitching is a part of sports, and unavoidable.
Now, with that knowledge, we have two options, maintain the bowl traditions of the last 100+ years, or destroy them, so ESPN can make more money, knowing full well, that it will not solve any of the bitching problems.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||Damn. That's pretty witty, I||
Damn. That's pretty witty, I must say. Not quite Comedy Gold, but I'll give it a solid Comedy Silver.
Also, the U.S. didn't even win their conference, (1-1-1 record, losing a close game to an unranked Switzerland for who can be the most apathetic) how could it be considered for the championship?
Germany put together a 7-0-1 record in conference, with a tie coming against the UK.
|5 years 46 weeks ago||I need an audio file, not a||
I need an audio file, not a streamed game.
|5 years 46 weeks ago||When you don't have||
When you don't have divisions, there's really no reason to have a championship. In the result two teams have identical records, record vs. = tie breaker, and if there's a 3 way tie, you run into the exact same problem you have this year: Deciding what two teams had the better season of the the three (and the 'problem' now is letting the BCS pick because both sides have laid claim to the chance to play for the Big12 championship). The 'what if' factor on TT keeping it closer with OU is high.
In theory, the Big12 could have 4 one loss teams, each to other Big 12 one loss teams(maybe 6, I haven't really looked at it). How then, would you set it up? At some point, you just need to pick.
Teams get screwed in DIA football. It's happened since forever. If you want to have a playoff, relegate yourself to FCS.
|5 years 46 weeks ago||Who has anyone talked to that||
Who has anyone talked to that is indicating these WRs are leaving? GM's transfering? For what? He's never going to be a #1 receiver except at a FCS school, and the passing game here is only going to get better. None of the true WRs would transfer for playing time, hell, outside WR is one of our biggest needs.
|5 years 46 weeks ago||Ok, see, THAT made me||
Ok, see, THAT made me laugh...
|5 years 46 weeks ago||Only Lloyd Carr can recruit||
Only Lloyd Carr can recruit speed at Michigan. Morgan Trent runs a 4.13 40. Braylon Edwards runs a 4.40 40 in his socks.
|5 years 46 weeks ago||-1 to you for a terrible||
-1 to you for a terrible joke.
Anyway, what's the big deal? Some people punch chicks during sex... It's a dominant thing. Some women really get into it, ask for it, even. These two were just taking it to the next level of intimacy.
|5 years 46 weeks ago||Aside from your inability to||
Aside from your inability to form coherent sentences, I'd like to ask for your reasoning behind thinking the two (historically) best teams in the BigTen would need to be in the same division.
No matter how it is divided, SOMEONE will play each other both in the regular season and in the championship game. It's how it works. Remember how last year Mizzou lost twice to the Sooners? When the Big 12 was formed the best two teams were kept in separate divisions (Nebraska and Texas). Also, if the BigTen were to be divided into divisions, how do you see All of the western most schools being lumped in with... PSU?
Don't post unless you think things through carefully, and certainly don't post if you can't spell or use basic grammar.
|5 years 46 weeks ago||Tressel had a True Senior QB||
Tressel had a True Senior QB and RB, two RS sophomore starting at WR, a 4th round TE, a offensive line consisting of 4 seniors and RS juniors and one RS sophomore.
Meyer at Florida returned 7 starters each on offense and defense going into 2005.
Les Miles had Addai as a Sr, Russell (who had just under 50% of the QB load as a freshman) as a So. the O-line lost... Wilkerson, and that's it.
Peterson at BSU returned the most players of any team in D1A football with 9 on each offense and defense (and he was the OC there for the last 5 years, so there wasn't much of a transition).
I already talked about CU.
I don't really have time to go into the rest of them, but my point is clear. (p.s. you were right, I hadn't looked at the actual numbers until you said something, but 1, I remember at least a little bit of history, and 2 returning ONE starter on offense is a recipe for disaster, even if it's not a new coach.)
|5 years 46 weeks ago||The only time I really watch||
The only time I really watch the screens is for under review plays(which they only do a few times a game) or when I can't see the band very well during halftime. Why they hell are you watching the screens? You are AT the game. If you wanted to watch the game on a screen, why didn't you just stay home?
The one thing that you could new with new/bigger screens is tilt them downward to reflect more sound, other than that, I see no reason.
|5 years 46 weeks ago||How would you divide the||
How would you divide the Big10 so that OSU and PSU were in different divisions?
The best division, imho would result in OSU and UofM in different divisions. Then schedule it so we always play each other, but earlier in the year. Then, generally, the season would close out with a B10CG with OSU and UofM.
In order to do that, you'd need to divide the conference into North and South. This could be done by eliminating a team in Indiana or Illinois, or by adding a team in a place like New York. So, say we add Syracuse, (team with tradition, already in a BCS conference) it would be a bit of a fluff team added to the BigTen North, balancing out all of the fluff in the BigTen South (Purdue, IU, NW)
I'd be much more interested in a BigTen CG if we just kicked out NW. It'd never happen, unless we could convince them to go the way of UChicago (which would never happen, unless they had at least a decade of never winning a BigTen game, and with Indiana just as terrible as they are, most of the time worse, it's just not feasible).
So under this Big10 + the Orange
BigTen North-BigTen South
Everyone would play each team in their division every year, as well as the same team in the other division each year, along with two rotating teams from the other division.
Hm... the more I look at this the more I like it. It would preserve all of our rivalries (hell, it'd let us play for the jug every year too). Still play OSU to close out the season most years (I mean, it generally is the BigTen Championship game each year anyway)... hmm...
|5 years 46 weeks ago||I'm pretty sure this was||
I'm pretty sure this was discussed when RR was first hired.
|5 years 46 weeks ago||Comparing this year to any of||
Comparing this year to any of the above years is ridiculous. None of the above coaches inherited the talent deprived team RR did this year. The only one that comes close is Colorado's 2006 season. They lost less talent, but, to be fair, weren't really that high up to begin with.
In BCS conferences (except perhaps for the Big East/ACC), no matter matter how good of a coach you are, you can't put together a 8 or 9 win season without a team with a fair amount of talent. We just didn't have it. I'm not going to say RR put up an A performance, but to say it was a 'D' performance... That's just not fair.
Go through that list above and look at how many offensive starters each of those teams returned from the year before. THEN make your comparison.
|5 years 48 weeks ago||I remember being at a party a||
I remember being at a party a year an half ago when he was there and tried to use the fact that he was (going to be) a football player to get to the keg ahead of a huge line...
I hope the asshole in front of me who let him cut regrets this.
That was an extra 30 seconds I didn't have beer. *sigh*
Oh well, we knew it was going to happen. Ugh, I hope we can nab more safeties this class.
|5 years 48 weeks ago||Please, you act like we don't||
Please, you act like we don't have you on our RSS feed...
|5 years 49 weeks ago||No, I'll say "Yup, saw that||
No, I'll say "Yup, saw that one coming... bring on 2009!"
|5 years 49 weeks ago||I completely agree that I||
I completely agree that I will be 'pins and needles.' Filled with the hope we could win, not afraid we'll lose. That was my whole point.
|6 years 2 days ago||Remember when you were||
Remember when you were applying to colleges? Did you ever think you were leaning to one place before even visiting some place else?... I mean, I didn't since I really only applied to UofM and at the nagging of my mother one other dinky school that I had no intention of going to so I would have 'options'. But that's beside the point. These are 17 and 18 year-olds. Hell, I'm 22, and I don't know what I want to do with my life.
If they are a little wishywashy, cut them some slack. If they like some place better, then they should go there, not feel obligated to go to anything but the ideal school for them.
|6 years 2 days ago||I shit you not, there is a||
I shit you not, there is a major at MSU called 'Turf Management'.
|6 years 3 days ago||What in the world have you||
What in the world have you seen at any point this year to think we can put up 31 points?
|6 years 3 days ago||But hopefully less||
But hopefully less streaky.
Next year's O-Line will be leaps above this year's (granted, that's certianly not saying anything...).
Our CBs will be the highlight of the defense, and LBs will get better. The D-line won't take the immense drop that everyone is expecting.
|6 years 1 week ago||"What worries me is the||
"What worries me is the streak-- it's been a LOOOOOOOOOONG time since we've beat them, and they expect to crush us,"
Half of this statement is true...
I'm looking forward to this. This will be my first away game out of the state of Michigan.
|6 years 1 week ago||I always find that statistics||
I always find that statistics are hard to swallow and impossible to digest. The only one I can ever remember is that if all the people who go to sleep in church were laid end to end, they would be a lot more comfortable. - Mrs. Robert Taft.
|6 years 1 week ago||Tshimanga Biakabutuka. 313||
Tshimanga Biakabutuka. 313 represent.
Also, he makes Jesus-chains now. Want.
|6 years 1 week ago||Fred Jackson will retire in||
Fred Jackson will retire in less than 5 years.
Mike Hart will coach here in an equal amount of time.
I love Fred Jackson, but having THE Michigan Man (of the last, say, 10 years) here coaching + THE greatest RB at MI all time (back here on the sideline, coaching), will be fantastic. I (almost, but not really) want Hart to leave the NFL now so we can take him sooner, and he can learn from FJ (more how to coach, not how to be an amazing RB).
He belongs here. I miss him. Can wait to see him back on the sidelines yelling at players more than anyone to get up and get going.
|6 years 1 week ago||Open Letter To Angelique||
Sad... for her...
|6 years 1 week ago||Billion, sorry.The 100 mill||
The 100 mill from Ross in included in this.
|6 years 1 week ago||Man, I really wish we could||
Man, I really wish we could have hired a Michigan Man like Bump Elliot instead of Rich Rod, then he would have stayed for 10 years of terrible seasons where we wouldn't fire him (because of said 'Michigan Man') and instead of having the possibility of winning NCs we could drop 10 years with a 53% win percentage.
BOO, RICH ROD! WE SHOULD HAVE HIRED ERNEST SHAZOR. IT'S NOT LIKE HE'S DOING ANYTHING RIGHT NOW.