|5 hours 56 min ago||Unlike the MSU basketball||
Unlike the MSU basketball team a couple years back, I think it's safe to have the new banner up before the actual date.
And it's beautiful beyond words.
|6 hours 3 min ago||Herbstreit isn't going to||
Herbstreit isn't going to ruin this for us, is he? Hopefully he's tied up somewhere until AFTER Tuesday.
|6 hours 17 min ago||I love it. They might as well||
I love it.
They might as well bring out the M GO BLUE banner just so he can run under it and touch it.
|9 hours 22 min ago||Tressel said, "You will be||
Tressel said, "You will be proud of this team in something, something days in Ann Arbor."
By technically not guaranteeing a victory, he couldn't be wrong either way...unless all had stayed right with the world and OSU continued to play like crap.
Much different than Harbaugh's senior year where he said we WILL beat OSU and we WILL play in the Rose Bowl.
|11 hours 46 min ago||I'll live either way but I||
I'll live either way but I prefer no stickers. The best helmet in football shouldn't be filled with clutter.
|14 hours 43 min ago||Florida had never won a||
Florida had never won a conference title in the history of their program until Spurrier arrived as coach in the 90's. Then it seemed like they won the conference 8 of the next 11 years.
Florida State and Miami were kind of like that too. FSU before Bobby Bowden was an easy win for any opponent. Miami was so bad for so long they considered dropping the football program altogether but then became national title contenders every year in the 80's when they found every possible convict in the state who was a good athlete.
|15 hours 24 min ago||Spurrier's Florida teams in||
Spurrier's Florida teams in the 90's were insanely good. And no matter how good or bad their opponents were, they always seemed to win games by scores like 52-7, 63-13, 48-0, 57-6, etc. The media was insanely in love them. I remember Gameday once featuring an entire segment to the Gator chomp.
|17 hours 37 min ago||I'm confused because a||
I'm confused because a Spartan told me that Harbaugh's wife does not want to leave San Francisco.
|17 hours 40 min ago||Literally. With Carr retired||
Literally. With Carr retired and Jon Falk and Frank Beckmann retiring last year, the only thing left from the Schembechler era is Carl Grapetine saying, "Baaaaaand, take the field!".
|17 hours 50 min ago||And had Canham waited about a||
And had Canham waited about a week after Dec. 27, 1968, we may very well have had Paterno and his "charitable" defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky leading our players on to the field at the big house.
Still pretty amazed how close we dodged that bullet.
|1 day 10 hours ago||I'm afraid if I celebrate||
I'm afraid if I celebrate before Harbaugh officially annouces it, the football GODS will tell on me and Jim will change his mind.
Yes, a true pessimist believes he has this kind of power. I must proceed carefully.
|1 day 18 hours ago||66th in the nation in rushing||
66th in the nation in rushing yards is better than I thought. Mainly because before Drake Johnson, all I remember is no run blocking by the O Line. I assumed we led the nation in one yard runs because of that.
Defensive stats being that good was, I think, a combination of improvement from 2013 and the fact that we played few explosive offensive teams. Although making Rutgers look like Baylor was no picnic.
The secondary being 21st is also kind of a surprise since they had a habit of playing 10 yards off the receiver too many times.
|2 days 5 hours ago||My 7 year old niece decided||
My 7 year old niece decided last year that she loves Michigan State. But it really has mostly to do with the fact that the rest of the family are Michigan fans and she's obsessed with being unique. So I have to put up with her cold stares every time I'm wearing an M shirt.
She doesn't know who Jim Harbaugh is but I'm hoping she'll grow to fear him over the next few years.
|4 days 4 hours ago||Yes, Jim Kemberline giving||
Yes, Jim Kemberline giving the middle finger to Bo in his final game.
I wonder if USC sent him fruit baskets after that game.
|4 days 5 hours ago||In the 60's, Bump Elliot||
In the 60's, Bump Elliot coached us against his brother Pete who went on to be the coach at Illinois despite the fact both were former players and teammates together at Michigan. That's much more "personable" than the current fact that Jim has an asshole-in-law who coaches at a fellow B1G school in a completely different sport.
Not even 2nd graders could come up with worse logic than your brothers. In the late 80's, Doug Mallory didn't say, "I'm not going to play for Bo Schembechler because I'd have to play against my dad who is the head coach at Indiana.". He came to Michigan because we were Michigan. And he didn't play for his dad because Indiana was Indiana. As far as I know, their father/son relationship went on after that.
|4 days 18 hours ago||Christmas of 1989, I got the||
Christmas of 1989, I got the best gift a 4th grader could ask for in a Nintendo. I went through all the motions in wanting it with all my heart, believing it was too good of a gift to actually have so naturally I wasn't going to get it. That led to a depressing acceptance in my mind until I unwrapped it on Christmas morning and nearly passed out from the excitement.
If Harbaugh really does come home, I picture the same reaction on my part but magnified by 100.
Jim, please be my Nintendo this Christmas.
|6 days 10 hours ago||Clicking on MGoBlog and then||
Clicking on MGoBlog and then seeing a huge picture of Harbaugh made me stop breathing for a second...until I realized it was another update.
I have to stop falling for that.
|6 days 14 hours ago||Happy to have 11 wins. But I||
Happy to have 11 wins. But I don't think this team is as good as their record. The offensive line scares me (sound familiar?) the running game is bad. But they continue to do stupid things. The muffed punt....trying to even attempt a punt block on 4th and 23. The only difference is the stupid plays haven't cost us games this year.
|6 days 14 hours ago||Clown show.||
|6 days 15 hours ago||Two Bears touchdowns thanks||
Two Bears touchdowns thanks to two Lions blunders.
|6 days 15 hours ago||Stupid, stupid, stupid. Early||
Stupid, stupid, stupid.
|6 days 16 hours ago||Giving a crappy team||
Giving a crappy team confidence. Even when they're winning, the Lions are still the Lions.
|6 days 16 hours ago||Who was Stafford trying to||
Who was Stafford trying to throw to? Sheesh.
|1 week 1 day ago||I love your Gator friends||
I love your Gator friends laughing about being irrelevant. Now THAT is funny. And the same for your Seminole friends, when their program was mediocre at best for a decade until Jameis came to town and got his Buckeye like wrist slaps despite rape charges, breaking and entering and other character issues. CFU fans, I'm not even bothering.
In answer to your original question, I live about 20 miles from Ann Arbor so any Harbaugh talk I do with fellow M fans. But almost all of them still have doubts that it's going to happen. I think they have the same mentality as me in that it would be too awesome so naturally it won't happen, we can't have nice things, yadda, yadda, yadda.
With the rest of the world continuing to say it wont happen, my desire to see them eat crow rises.
|1 week 1 day ago||Tell them he's the||
Tell them he's the quarterback who destroyed their Gamecocks in their own stadium in '85.
|1 week 1 day ago||I have Harbaugh fever too and||
I have Harbaugh fever too and it's driving me nuts. And I can't listen to 97.1 because of the endless MSU fans screaming over and over that it's never going to happen and the YouTube related videos of Harbaugh with the comment section have the rest of the college football world chiming in that it's never going to happen....to go along with all the NFL experts saying its never going to happen.
I feel like Ralphie in the Christmas Story movie. I know what my dream gift is for Christmas but the rest of the world keeps telling me no because I'll shoot my eye out.
|1 week 1 day ago||I think Fitz Toussaint's||
I think Fitz Toussaint's situation gave us a false impression of how quickly these things can get done. He went out in the second quarter against Iowa and was finished with surgery before the game was over.
But I guess a second ACL is different than getting your ankle reeattached.
|1 week 2 days ago||What he did for us as a||
What he did for us as a player makes me love the guy regardless of what happens. He was the QB when I first stepped foot in the big house at the age of 5. To this day, it still chaps Chris Spielman's ass that Harbaugh guaranteed victory in Columbus and was true to his word. I love that.
Not that I won't be majorly depressed...I would be. But I won't hold it against him.
I still think his sister has AWFUL taste in husbands but otherwise, he'll always be a Michigan legend regardless of his final decision.
|1 week 3 days ago||Nothing left to do but pray.||
Nothing left to do but pray.
I refused to let myself think of the possibility that this could happen...but now I want to. Not just having a top coach but to actually get excited for football season again. And to see sooooo many haters eat crow.
And picturing this board...when it's not 503, I'm seeing Trey Burk's 3 pointer against Kansas and Roundtree's catch in UTL kind of jubilation multiplied by ten. I want so badly to see this.
|1 week 5 days ago||Please knock on wood.||
Please knock on wood.
|1 week 5 days ago||If this somehow does happen||
If this somehow does happen (please, please, please) this board will have the most agonizing 503 in history.
|1 week 5 days ago||(No subject)|
|1 week 5 days ago||Minnesota ended up being||
Minnesota ended up being better than anyone could have imagined but....Shane's performance was still pretty eye opening bad before he took that hit. (And yes, that jackass Gopher should have been ejected from the game.)
7 of 19 for 49 yards, 0 TD's, a pick 6 and a lost fumble.
The interception was tipped but the fumble was him simply dropping the ball. And while Minnesota was improved this year, it's not like they had a dominant defense. Illinois beat them and lowly Purdue put up 38 points on them. Even Middle Tennessee State scored 24.
I realize Hoke & Company could not develope players but I would still expect better numbers than...that.
|1 week 6 days ago||Nice well timed injury for||
Nice well timed injury for Minnesota there. That will save them some time. Lions still have a chance to blow this.
|1 week 6 days ago||Damn. Watch us kick the FG||
Damn. Watch us kick the FG and then Minnesota kick a game winner on the final play.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Anyone know the school record||
Anyone know the school record for longest drought without a field goal?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||This is painful.||
This is painful.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah. That was bad. I suck||
Yeah. That was bad. I suck at typing and watching the game at the same time. I need to wait for commercials.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Playing Eastern in||
Playing Eastern in basketball, unfortunately, always reminds me of the game at Crisler in 97. It was a week after we beat #1 Duke and it was Christmas break so not as many Michigan fans there. I think dad and I were the only Michigan fans in the upper bowl. The Eastern fans cheered so loud and the ones around me were a pain in the ass. One girl told me to bite her when I cheered a Tracker Trailer free throw.
We lost 89-83 in overtime. Blech.
Please do not repeat history tonight.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Not surprised by all the||
Not surprised by all the teams being underdogs. The conference has been pretty awful for years now. Awful competition that we STILL couldn't beat.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Facing Hoke next year would||
Facing Hoke next year would be pretty ironic.
His Ball State team in 2006 sure gave us a scare.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||This is going to be torture.||
This is going to be torture.
On one hand, the constant reports of my mailman's brother's wife's cousin's babysitter's nephew's grandmother's second husband's step-son who works in the NFL says Harbaugh will say_______ to Michigan are getting old.
On the other hand, the longer we don't hear anything, isn't that a good sign? It only takes a second to say, "no.".
But in the back of my head, I keep having this nagging feeling (as if the last 7 years wasn't proof enough) that Michigan isn't allowed to have nice things. So get rid of the pipe dream.
|3 weeks 8 hours ago||You know, it's been nearly 3||
You know, it's been nearly 3 seasons now and I'm still kind of in shock that thanks to insanely perfect timing, Urban Meyer just landed in OSU's lap. And then after their offensive line had reached Michigan level of suck in the spring compared to now....and the fact that that OSU is doing this tonight with their third string QB...and could possibly STILL play for a national title...I can't pick my mouth off the floor.
I don't know what the hell Michigan did in 2007 to piss off the college football GODS, but they've been giving us two middle fingers ever since. When is this finally going to end?
At this point, I half expect Jim Harbaugh to call a press conference in the coming days, announce that not only is he NOT coming to Michigan but he's going to Columbus to be a co-head coach with Urban Meyer.
|3 weeks 9 hours ago||Fuck this. I'm done with||
Fuck this. I'm done with this game already.
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||They're just not going to||
They're just not going to miss these 3's. I've been waiting all game.
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||For GOD's sake. We finally||
For GOD's sake. We finally are defending the 3 and they're STILL draining them.
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||Just 1.||
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||NJIT finally misses a wide||
NJIT finally misses a wide open 3. We'll take stops any way we can.
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||This is exactly what our||
This is exactly what our football team did this year. Make everything look incredibly difficult and give overmatched teams tons and tons of confidence.
|3 weeks 17 hours ago||Stupid BTN can never get back||
Stupid BTN can never get back to the action in time. That's three baskets we've missed because of replays.
|3 weeks 17 hours ago||Will NJIT please stop making all these 3's?????||
Will NJIT please stop making all these 3's?????
|3 weeks 17 hours ago||This is pissing me off.||
This is pissing me off.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||The first season of Everybody||
The first season of Everybody Loves Raymond almost always had an episode where he was interviewing an athlete. I forgot Desmond did an episode.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Homer's showboating academy.||
Homer's showboating academy.
Brady: Everyone sucks but me!
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Riley had a 14-34 record in||
Riley had a 14-34 record in the NFL. But that's a whole different universe.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I'm confused over some of the||
I'm confused over some of the matchups scheduled between the B1G and the ACC.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||UTL 1 and 2012 Northwestern||
UTL 1 and 2012 Northwestern stand out because I went from total despair to freakish excitement in one play. Plus, I was at the Northwestern game and Roundtree caught that pass right in front of me. I can see myself in the crowd on the replay.
Last years Notre Dame game was the last time I was truly happy football wise. I woke up at 2:00 in the morning and was too excited to sleep. But then Akron happened and it's been a total shit storm ever since.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||It also didn't help that we||
It also didn't help that we were getting called for fouls in the first half for breathing too hard on Cuse players.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||God, that was so stressful.||
God, that was so stressful. Make your damn free throws.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Syracuse hasn't missed a shot on a lonnnnnnnng time.||
Syracuse hasn't missed a shot on a lonnnnnnnng time.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Fuck!!! We just had a 10 point lead.||
Fuck!!! We just had a 10 point lead.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I like Spike!||
I like Spike!
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Christmas is pissing me off. <br><br>That's a weird sentence.||
Christmas is pissing me off.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Very impressed with the atmosphere at Crisler.||
Very impressed with the atmosphere at Crisler.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Despite our success the last||
Despite our success the last few years, teams rarely miss 3's against us. Pisses me off.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||With the way the officials||
With the way the officials are making calls, you'd think we were playing at Assembly Hall or Cameron Indoor.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Transition defense resulting in too many fouls.||
Transition defense resulting in too many fouls.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Please get an offensive rebound.||
Please get an offensive rebound.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Doug Karsch thought it was||
Doug Karsch thought it was the mentality of nice guys finish last. That Hoke was more comfortable with being the players best friend than a guy they had to fear and look up to.
I don't know, that could be part of it but since we don't know what goes on behind closed doors, we may never know.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||He was never the attractive||
He was never the attractive hire. And I remember the reaction from many in the college football world was, "Really? This was the best Michigan could do?".
But I really, really hoped for the best when he said that he would have walked from California to be the head coach at Michigan. That's the kind of love you want from your head coach. Unfortunately, it wasn't meant to be and this needed to be done.
My favorite memory of him will always be during the final seconds of the 97 OSU game where he picked Lloyd up into a big bear hug. I wish him the best and I know he'll always wish Michigan the best.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I always try to go to 2||
I always try to go to 2 home games a year. Once in a while, I'll make it to 3. But I made no attempt this year. First time since 1996 I didn't go to at least one game. Watching Utah, Minnesota and Maryland was agonizing on TV. I can only imagine how horrifying it must have been in person. And I say this as someone who was at 'the Horror."
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I guess last year's total||
I guess last year's total doesn't seem TOO surprising in the fact that up until our last two home games, we were 19-0 at the Big House under Hoke. But then our offense couldn't cross the street against Nebraska's 118th ranked defense and that whole OSU-Gardner-broken-foot-failed-two-point-conversion thing.
The fans were majorly discouraged over last year but the last bit of our souls wasn't crushed to dust until September of this year. Just my opinion.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Wow! So happy to hear this.||
Wow! So happy to hear this. (So happy to hear any good news for a change) but this is amazing.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||When I was 6, I named my||
When I was 6, I named my goldfish "Bo."
|4 weeks 7 hours ago||I love angry Saban||
I love angry Saban
|4 weeks 8 hours ago||Why didn't Auburn hurry and||
Why didn't Auburn hurry and spike the ball. They wasted 14 seconds and could have had 2 chances to score.
|4 weeks 13 hours ago||What quarter is the Notre||
What quarter is the Notre Dame game in?
|4 weeks 14 hours ago||If I could tell my teenage||
If I could tell my teenage self that one day, I would look more forward to watching a Michigan/Nicholls BB game than Michigan/OSU football, he would have asked me if I was on crack.
|4 weeks 16 hours ago||Back to reality.||
Back to reality.
|4 weeks 17 hours ago||Are they just toying with us||
Are they just toying with us right now so a loss can somehow feel worse later?
|4 weeks 17 hours ago||Is this sarcasm from GOD?||
Is this sarcasm from GOD?
|4 weeks 17 hours ago||The next year, he led us to a||
The next year, he led us to a Rose Bowl victory.
|4 weeks 17 hours ago||We are Indiana with a big||
We are Indiana with a big stadium.
|4 weeks 17 hours ago||Can both teams just keep it||
Can both teams just keep it on the ground so this game can end as soon as possible?
|4 weeks 18 hours ago||When Gardner started the last||
When Gardner started the last four games of 2012, I was so impressed that I was actually drooling over what he would do the next two years.
|4 weeks 18 hours ago||Naturally.||
|4 weeks 18 hours ago||Poor Griese. Who did he tick||
Poor Griese. Who did he tick off to the point of being assigned this game?
|4 weeks 18 hours ago||Has anyone else thrown up||
Has anyone else thrown up yet?
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Growing up, I watched us beat||
Growing up, I watched us beat OSU every year. It was one of my favorite topics to discuss at Thanksgiving dinner.
I joyously remember the excitement leading up to THE GAME. There was actually a time where I was confident about an upcoming victory. That feeling is something I so desperately miss. Now I'm at the point where I am already dreading this game in September.
Last year, I expected us to lose to OSU by 5 touchdowns, although I was being biased because I thought on paper, OSU beats us by more than that. The offense had just come off a dismal performance against Nebraska's 117th ranked defense. Wyoming put up 700 yards on them but we managed only one drive and kicked a FG off of fumble recovery thanks to a muffed punt. Then to my surprise, the offensive line played competent, we tried play calling that the staff waited until game 12 to use and had major success. But fate still decided to give me the finger because the defense got torched.
So now this year, once again, OSU should beat us by 6 touchdowns on paper. But there will be no close game this time around. In that stadium, in front of America's worst fan base, all I can picture is dropped passes, Gardner getting no time to throw, getting sacked, horrible play calling, no blocking by the O line, Barrett having his way on the ground, through the air, you name it.
Part of me thinks, what's the point of even tuning in? But I can't NOT tune to something I've watched my entire life.
This sucks for us and it sucks for the rivalry. It should never have gotten to this point.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||We're fouling on every||
We're fouling on every offensive rebound attempt.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I had forgotten that I||
I had forgotten that I uploaded that several years ago on my other youtube account for MMB related history. But it's been so long since I've used it, I forgot the password to log into the account.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||You wouldn't have won the||
You wouldn't have won the national title in 1993. The pollsters were determined to hand it to Bobby Bowden even after the Noles lost to Notre Dame in November.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Cooper's contract was||
Cooper's contract was extended thanks to the 13-13 tie in Columbus in 1992. Thanks in large part because we lost Elvis Grbac for the game in the first quarter. So Herbstreet became the hero for pulling off the tie.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||The two wins against ND,||
The two wins against ND, Gibbons FG against Sparty (although his image is pretty much destroyed) squeaking out that win against OSU in year one and the Roundtree catch against Northwestern which took place right in front of me.
|5 weeks 11 hours ago||The block on the back on||
The block on the back on Norfleet's return is the difference of us being up 14 in the 3rd quarter.
|5 weeks 11 hours ago||Dropped TD in the end zone.||
Dropped TD in the end zone. Missed field goal. Running into the kicker. Block in the back on punt return for a TD. A running back getting a false start. There is no shit this team won't dump in our laps.
|5 weeks 12 hours ago||Why can we ever have nice||
Why can we ever have nice things?
|5 weeks 12 hours ago||I want 2011 Blake Countess||
I want 2011 Blake Countess back.
|5 weeks 13 hours ago||Ever since RichRod, our||
Ever since RichRod, our secondary just enjoys giving up wide open 3rd and longs.
|5 weeks 13 hours ago||You get a major break and||
You get a major break and then make those stupid play calls. God, I so want this season over so I don't have to watch this crap.
|5 weeks 14 hours ago||Sooner or later, Maryland is||
Sooner or later, Maryland is going to start catching those slant passes.
|5 weeks 14 hours ago||Love how the BTN Network||
Love how the BTN Network decides to go to commercial before letting us know where the ball dropped.
|5 weeks 17 hours ago||Tevin Coleman ran for 307||
Tevin Coleman ran for 307 yards against Rutgers? Has Rutgers won any game since they torched our secondary?
|5 weeks 17 hours ago||Of course I do. We've seen||
Of course I do. We've seen how this script goes. Teams play horrible against someone else but when they play us, they're on fire. Unless you're Northwestern or Indiana.
How many times has OSU actually had a down game against us in the last 12 years? I've come to expect that everything will always work out fine for them, unfortunately.
|5 weeks 17 hours ago||The SEC started doing this||
The SEC started doing this several years ago. They make their second to last game against a 1AA team, which is kind of brilliant. The majority of their teams basically have a bye week before playing their most hated rival. There's no stress and you can rest players or have them play limited time if need be in preparation for the week ahead.
Are they able to schedule like this because so many of the SEC has rivals that are out of conference? If Michigan could get back to looking like Michigan again, I'd love to have this scheduling arrangement in the B1G. If we're stuck playing UMass or App State, schedule them the week before the Ohio State game.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||So I guess college basketball||
So I guess college basketball is becoming like college football in that 90% of the teams will play nobodies out of conference and we have to wait until conference season to get matchups between ranked teams.
I would love it if by some miracle, we could win at Arizona. I'm still pissed over McGary being given a foul for....breathing too hard on a Wildcat last year at Crisler which gave them the game winning free throws.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Everyone has pretty much said||
Everyone has pretty much said what I feel.
It's so depressing because I never dreamed it would have gotten THIS bad. When he was hired in 2011 and the rest of the college football world was like, "Seriously? Brady Hoke is the best coach Michigan could get?" I didn't have a strong opinion either way. But I really, really liked it when Hoke said he would have walked from California to be the head coach here because it was his dream job. And I was REALLY hoping he would have success.
We all know what's happened since. And it's got to stop. Players not developing. Us constantly making awful teams look like world beaters. Getting blown out by our rivals and not seeming very embarrassed by it. No emotion, no anger on the sidelines...just endless clapping. It's been a disaster and it's time for Hoke to move on.
|6 weeks 10 hours ago||Yes!!! Yes!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!||
Yes!!! Yes!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!
|6 weeks 10 hours ago||Unfortunately, all I can||
Unfortunately, all I can picture is the officials giving ND a gift call or Northwestern Northwesterning it up in OT.
|6 weeks 10 hours ago||Is this the same guy who||
Is this the same guy who missed an easy FG against us last week?
|6 weeks 10 hours ago||A-Train's fumble was worse.||
A-Train's fumble was worse. He had the first down. Just fall and its the game. Instead the ball just falls out like a bar of soap.
|6 weeks 10 hours ago||ND sooooo deserved that||
ND sooooo deserved that fumble. Don't mess this up Northwestern.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||(No subject)|
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Former players (who played||
Former players (who played from 1995-2002 when Hoke was on the coaching staff) love him. When Hoke was hired, they were the most vocal about being happy that we got a "Michigan man."
|6 weeks 5 days ago||They can't get bonus points||
They can't get bonus points for beating us, though. At least they shouldn't. Even if you move the game to a night game, we are still GOD awful. We are a team that has to battle for our lives and STILL look like a clown show against the very bottom teams of the conference.
So OSU beats the #88 team in the country in prime time. Send them to the playoffs? I don't think so.
|7 weeks 9 hours ago||None of those 31 wins have||
None of those 31 wins have come against a top 20 team.
The B1G is laugh factory of awful teams. But unlike us, they manage to beat them.
|7 weeks 9 hours ago||MSU/OSU would be more||
MSU/OSU would be more entertaining to me if they were different schools.
Two jackass coaches, two fucktard fanbases, actually getting things done on the field, a win tonight is a cake walk to the conference title game.
I go back and forth on who to root for a hundred times. I just wish both sides could experience never ending pain. But that's reserved for us these days.
I need a drink.
|7 weeks 11 hours ago||We should probably reject the||
We should probably reject the eventual offer from the Pizza-Pizza Bowl.
|7 weeks 11 hours ago||Thank you, Fitz. I know we||
Thank you, Fitz.
I know we suck horribly. But I hope the last three years haunts Northwestern as bad as the Anthony Thomas fumble in 2000 has haunted me.
You had this coming. I'm just happy your coach helped us out.
|7 weeks 11 hours ago||I don't know how this staff||
I don't know how this staff can show their faces in public. Wouldn't you be embarrassed?
|7 weeks 12 hours ago||That's how we managed to win||
That's how we managed to win in Evanston last year.
|7 weeks 12 hours ago||These announcers think the||
These announcers think the B1G had vastly improved over last year? Ummmm, OK.
|7 weeks 12 hours ago||This game is so much like||
This game is so much like last years. Both sides playing laughably bad football. But at the end of the day, someone has to win.
|7 weeks 12 hours ago||Anyone think we'll be shut||
Anyone think we'll be shut out today for the first time since 1984?
|7 weeks 12 hours ago||I can literally feel my IQ||
I can literally feel my IQ dropping watching this game.
|7 weeks 12 hours ago||That's the only way to get||
That's the only way to get our sideline excited. Our opponent misses a FG.
|7 weeks 13 hours ago||It was the cripple fight||
It was the cripple fight between Timmy and Jimmy on South Park.
|7 weeks 13 hours ago||The 2008 team gave up 45 to||
The 2008 team gave up 45 to bowl-less Illinois and 48 to bowl-less Purdue. They were blown out 7 times. They lost to Toledo who was 2-10. QB's were Nick Sherdian and Steven Threet.
I think it's pushing it to say this year's team is worse than 2008. I'd put them just above 2008.
|7 weeks 13 hours ago||Before the kick, I expected||
Before the kick, I expected it to be wide right or clank off the upright for no good. Instead, it's blocked.
Probably the first time all season that this team has surprised me.
|7 weeks 13 hours ago||Clown show.||
|7 weeks 13 hours ago||Why does this team hate us?||
Why does this team hate us? They do nothing with good field position. They do nothing with turnovers. They do nothing with any good opportunity given to them.
|7 weeks 13 hours ago||31-3 ASU over ND. Suck it,||
31-3 ASU over ND. Suck it, Irish.
|7 weeks 13 hours ago||Year four. We are in year||
Year four. We are in year four with Hoke. And we look like......this.
|7 weeks 14 hours ago||You had to know we wouldn't||
You had to know we wouldn't take advantage of an extremely rare interception.
|7 weeks 14 hours ago||Good. Keep it up, ASU.||
Good. Keep it up, ASU.
|7 weeks 14 hours ago||Stupid, stupid, stupid!!!!!!||
Stupid, stupid, stupid!!!!!!
|7 weeks 14 hours ago||We got a first down!!!!!!||
We got a first down!!!!!!
|7 weeks 14 hours ago||This is the same feeling as||
This is the same feeling as watching last years Northwestern game. Watching our pitiful offense try and do....anything.
|7 weeks 14 hours ago||Teams convert on 3rd and long||
Teams convert on 3rd and long against us often.
|7 weeks 14 hours ago||It would be typical if||
It would be typical if Northwestern looks like they did against Wisconsin today. Not the Northwestern that got pounded to Iowa.
|7 weeks 17 hours ago||Surprised to see||
Surprised to see Baylor/Oklahoma playing right now. I thought two ranked teams playing each other at noon was just a 90's thing.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Can't believe it's been five||
Can't believe it's been five years since I made that. I remember while I was editing that video together, the news broke on TV about the Tiger Woods scandal and how Elin Nordegren had used a golf club to break all the windows on his car.
After the video was posted, a couple people asked me if this was my subtle way of saying I don't support RichRod or how could I make a tribute video to a guy who slams his alma mater, yadda, yadda, yadda.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Never knew he appeared on the||
Never knew he appeared on the show. But then, this was Saved By the Bell (The new class) and I don't think anybody watched it. With Zack, Kelly, Slater, etc. graduated and gone, what was the point?
|7 weeks 4 days ago||It's kind of sad to think of||
It's kind of sad to think of the expectations and mentality of the program when Moeller was coaching to what's going on now. Michigan was coming off 5 straight Big Ten championships and then when we went 8-4 in 1993, people started freaking the hell out immediately and Moeller felt big time pressure. (This was when 8-4 was considered the bottom of the barrel worst case scenario for us.)
In 1994, we were pre-season #3 I believe, with the #1 strength of schedule but the favorite to win the Big Ten. Before the season started, the injury GODS struck down hard as we lost Walter Smith for the season, Tyrone Wheatley for the first couple of games, Joe Marinaro, and a few other I'm forgetting. Again, Moeller felt the pressure and TV commentators brought up how everyone in Ann Arbor was ready to kill him after all those injuries and the season had not even started yet.
Moeller's last two teams, just like Lloyd's first two teams suffered from that bizarre mid-90's slump of underachieving mixed with flukes and bad luck. Wheather it was Ricky Powers fumble basically handing the game to Illinois, the hail mary against Colorado or Lloyd's insane playcalling on the goal line at Purdue. All that sh*t continued to happen yet we had a decent record against highly ranked teams.
Every account I've ever read of the restaraunt incident blamed it on Moeller feeling the intense stress because of two straight 8-4 seasons. Lloyd actually felt it too after his first two seasons with the exact same results on the field, he started stress eating as a result, gained weight and ran the steps at the big house to take it off. But then 1997 happened and all was good.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Interesting. I was impressed||
Interesting. I was impressed with the crowd noise watching it on TV.
|8 weeks 12 hours ago||First time since 2006 that||
First time since 2006 that Indiana has not shredded our defense.
|8 weeks 12 hours ago||Drake Johnson. I like this||
Drake Johnson. I like this guy.
|8 weeks 12 hours ago||Florida has had Georgia's||
Florida has had Georgia's number for many years. Even when they're down, the Gators play well against them.
|8 weeks 13 hours ago||Florida is about to go up||
Florida is about to go up 31-7. At the 1 yard line.
|8 weeks 13 hours ago||Florida now up 24-7 on||
Florida now up 24-7 on Georgia.
|8 weeks 13 hours ago||It looked full in the first||
It looked full in the first half. But it's really cold outside.
|8 weeks 13 hours ago||Biakabutuka?||
|8 weeks 13 hours ago||How the crap did he get that||
How the crap did he get that kick off in time?
|8 weeks 14 hours ago||Why do the lucky bounces only||
Why do the lucky bounces only go our way against Indiana?
|8 weeks 14 hours ago||Fuck. You had to know||
Fuck. You had to know Indiana was going to hold on to one of those.
|8 weeks 14 hours ago||Amazing. When we blitz like||
Amazing. When we blitz like that, we always get burned. Nice to see it work for once.
|8 weeks 14 hours ago||That's probably the longest||
That's probably the longest drive we have converted all season. I'll take it.
|8 weeks 14 hours ago||Northwestern gave 7 to him||
Northwestern gave 7 to him last year.
|8 weeks 14 hours ago||Holy shit! Did we just run||
Holy shit! Did we just run for a first down?
|8 weeks 14 hours ago||Wow, what a disgusting stat.||
Wow, what a disgusting stat. That's the 40th time Gardner has been sacked in his last 13 games?
|8 weeks 14 hours ago||Lucky. But WTF, Devin?||
Lucky. But WTF, Devin?
|8 weeks 14 hours ago||We should probably always||
We should probably always throw on 3rd and 2. We're not going to convert on the ground.
|8 weeks 15 hours ago||God, I hope that score didn't||
God, I hope that score didn't come with a price.
|8 weeks 15 hours ago||No field goals. I want a||
No field goals. I want a touchdown.
|8 weeks 15 hours ago||Maybe. It feels like it.||
Maybe. It feels like it.
|8 weeks 15 hours ago||Holy shit. A bounce went our||
Holy shit. A bounce went our way for the first time all season!!!
|8 weeks 15 hours ago||Simething we shouldnt be||
Something we shouldn't be surprised to see this season.
|8 weeks 15 hours ago||I'm impressed with the crowd||
I'm impressed with the crowd so far.
|8 weeks 15 hours ago||WTF? Nine straight minutes||
WTF? Nine straight minutes of commercials? Start the game already.
|8 weeks 15 hours ago||Wow. Hackenburg really||
Wow. Hackenburg really screwed his team by not running the first down.
|8 weeks 15 hours ago||GO BLUE!||
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Best...Halloween....ever.||
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Here's a bummer. I've got no||
Here's a bummer. I've got no popcorn on hand for the 1:30 press conference.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Dave Brandon, I suggest you||
I suggest you find a different school's athletic department to ruin. We will be fine without you.
Have a nice life.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||(No subject)||
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Brian, if this is a Halloween||
Brian, if this is a Halloween prank, it's the cruelest Halloween prank in history.
If you're serious, all I have to say is, WAHOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|8 weeks 2 days ago||What we have learned over the||
What we have learned over the years is it's Indiana's offense that causes worry.
They are good at torching our defense. In our last 3 meetings, this is what they have done to the Michigan defense.
2009: 467 yards of total offense (197 rushing, 270 passing) and one piece of gum thrown by Bill Lynch.
2010: 574 yards of total offense (297 rushing, 277 passing) and 41 minutes in time of possession.
2013: 572 yards of total offense (410 passing, 162 rushing) converting 9 of their 14 3rd downs and scoring 47 points, which is the most points IU has scored in a game against Michigan in the series history.
That is the trend now. I'd like to say this weekend could be different but...you've seen the team play this year.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Edit. wrong thread.||
Edit. wrong thread.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I've had only one encounter||
I've had only one encounter with Brandon. The first time I ever attended a Michigan baseball game in 2013 against Nebraska. Walking into the stadium with a coke, this guy in a suit talking on his cell phone knocks my shoulder from behind making me spill half the drink. I turn to give him a dirty look and I notice its Dave Brandon...who doesn't acknowledge me and keeps on walking inside the stadium.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Loved the reminder that||
Loved the reminder that there's just 4 games left. You lose track when you've wanted your season to be over since week 2.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Not exactly. He was given a||
Not exactly. He was given a one year leave of absence to "get himself together," but chose to resign instead.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Indeed. Even today, I have||
Indeed. Even today, I have to google his picture to remember what he looked like.
The only thing I really remember about him was the halo drama and then participating in the email campaigns to get it taken down.
In regards to Ellerbe, he kind of pulled a Brady Hoke in having a good first season. The basketball team had quailty wins over #1 Duke, Syracuse, Indiana, MSU, and ended up 25-7. I don't think it was until the following year when the sh*t hit the fan about the Martin saga and by then, the interim lable had already been removed.
|9 weeks 9 hours ago||Next week, it will have been||
Next week, it will have been ten years since Florida fired Ron Zook. He was considered a clown, a disaster of a coach (who ironically had a much better record against UF's rivals than Hoke has had against our rivals). I believe it happened after Florida had lost 38-31 to Mississippi State, who had lost to 1-AA Maine earlier in the season. UF wasted no time in canning him even though there were 4 games left in the season plus the bowl game. Despite getting fired, Zook still coached the team through those final 5 games while the school looked for a new coach, eventually ending up with Urban Meyer.
Is there any way the same could be done with Hoke? Or was that a rare thing that happened at Florida? Can't Hoke be fired tomorrow and still have him finish the season, provided he wants to? Not having to wait until Thanksgiving to know it's official really would give us some semblance of happiness.
|9 weeks 11 hours ago||I hear ya. This is the first||
I hear ya. This is the first time since 1996 that I didn't even bother recording the game.
I didn't even get home until halftime and barely checked the score in the first half. Several years ago, I never would have done that.
That's what Michigan fans have been reduced to now. We're dead inside. There's never anything to look forward to.
|9 weeks 11 hours ago||I miss the days where the||
I miss the days where the main thing we got fired up about was Lloyd Carr getting 9-3 seasons out of 11-1 talent.
|9 weeks 12 hours ago||Any team that had a pulse||
Any team that had a pulse torched our defense. The 2010 D gave up an average of 39 points a game and the most season points in the history of Michigan football.
Even crappy teams like Illinois, who couldnt beat Western and didn't make a bowl put up 38 points, 45 points and 65 points in three overtimes against us.
And against non-MAC schools, our high powered offense couldn't do shit.
|9 weeks 12 hours ago||I remember Terry Bowden||
I remember Terry Bowden resigning 5 games into the season when he coached Auburn so it's not like it's never happened before.
|9 weeks 12 hours ago||MSU fired Bobby Williams||
MSU fired Bobby Williams after the 49-3 game at the big house, the first week of November. We can do the same to Hoke now the last week of October.
But I don't see it happening.
|9 weeks 13 hours ago||We had two weeks to prepare||
We had two weeks to prepare last year as well and we lost 29-6.
|9 weeks 13 hours ago||We're 2 steps below Purdue.||
We're 2 steps below Purdue.
|9 weeks 13 hours ago||They really are committed to||
They really are committed to those sideways runs for - 10 yards.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||The pass to Craig Dunaway||
The pass to Craig Dunaway that set up a TD. In the movie, they edited in a different shot of a ref calling clipping to make it look like that play was called back. Then Jeff Goldblum's character throws his popcorn at the TV screen and says, "Come on, blue. You're not supposed to fold until the 4th quarter." And then another guy responds, "Leave Bo alone. He's got enough to worry about."
In an interview about that movie, the director says the original ending had a flashback scene to the group of friends when they were students at U of M, I think it involved Thanksgiving. The scene was shot but eventually cut and it wasn't added to the bonus features on the DVD.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||(No subject)|
|9 weeks 3 days ago||*SIGH* 1996 OSU. I was in||
*SIGH* 1996 OSU. I was in high school at the time and I had not yet become a pessimist when it came to sports. So when we were down 9-0 at halftime, there were no thoughts of doom and gloom. I knew we could come back and win. Then the second or third play of the 3rd quarter, Ty Streets takes that short pass to the house and at that moment, I felt we were going to come back and win.
Today, if Michigan is down 9 points, I've got no hope for a win.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Stanton referred to us the||
Stanton referred to us the following season as the University of Puke, which is pretty much the equivalent of calling someone a doo-doo head. He was never smart enough to really get angry at.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Remember when we called that||
Remember when we called that year the season of infinite pain? I called for Jim Herrman's head after game one.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||I was at that game. Watching||
I was at that game. Watching the offense was nice but the defense...good GOD. I had thought the days of the defense getting torched by Indiana was over with RichRod gone but nope. This was worse. IU continuously went down the field on our D with ease. Touchdown drives of 3 plays, 5 plays, 2 plays, it was disgusting.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||This board was scared to||
This board was scared to death after seeing how awful the offensive line looked in that night scrimmage in August and then everyone was jacked after we beat App State. I think 95% of the posters here predicted us to win big in South Bend.
Don't be so hard on yourself. You're certainly not the only guilty party in this area.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||I'm probably going to make||
I'm probably going to make you feel worse but here goes.
1. MSU's teams in 1978, 1990 and 1999 actually ended up being good squads.
2. Yeah, they got away with mugging Desmond on the 2 point conversion in 1990, the ref gave them a bogus extra yard on their game winning drive when we had stopped them on 4th down in 1995 and Spartan Bob gave them the extra second and the ref decided to ignore the massive holding on the game winning play in 2001...all painful blown calls that screwed us but for the rest of those games, those MSU teams put up fights that Hoke teams are completely incapable of putting up, especially the last two years, especially on the road.
3. MSU's teams in 93, 95 and 2001 stunk but they weren't the train wreck we currently are. Those teams were 6-6, 6-5-1 and 7-5. Do you see us winning 6 games this year because I certainly don't.
4. Harbaugh broke his arm in 1984 in the first half. Once he was out, that win was in the bag for MSU. Conner Cook isn't going to break any bones.
5. And being a Michigan fan means knowing that Michigan should never be the underdog in this series, as we weren't for 45 years. Now we're at the point where the majority of us believe we can't stay within 4 touchdowns of MSU. How fucking depressing is that?
|9 weeks 5 days ago||East Lansing in 1985, we won||
East Lansing in 1985, we won 31-0 but still left about 17 points on the field with a missed field goal and two interceptions thrown by Harbaugh when we were going in for scores.
Still a nice win. A recap about this game in the Detroit News started with this...
"Spotting the University of Michigan two touchdowns is like giving Carl Lewis a 20-yard head start."
I miss the days of us being Carl Lewis. Today, we're more like a middle school kid running cross country but stopping every 30 feet to use our asthma inhalers.