mesmerism! presidential assassinations! circuses on fire!
|1 day 6 hours ago||A few side notes involving||
A few side notes involving some of those night games:
*1972 UCLA - The Bruins QB was actor Mark Harmon (and son of our own Tom Harmon) who got knocked on his ass by the Michigan defense on the second series and had to leave the game with a head injury. UCLA had no answer for Schembechler's running game which racked up nearly 400 yards on the ground. Interviewed before the game, Tom Harmon apologized to Michigan fans and said he was rooting for his son. Michigan won 26-9.
*1986 WISCONSIN - The first ever night game at Camp Randall Stadium. Jim Harbaugh became the first ever Michigan QB to throw for 300 yards in a game.
*1982 NOTRE DAME - The first ever night game at Notre Dame Stadium. The results of the game we can forget, which was a 23-17 loss. Bo losing to Gerry Faust is criminal and embarrassing.
*1990 NOTRE DAME - When the jackass ref pulled out an index card to measure whether or not Michigan had a first down. Only in South Bend.
*1998 NORTHWESTERN - The game with the driving rainstorm, the entire field being nothing but mud and Justin Fargas being our running game.
*2003 MINNESOTA - 21 point 4th quarter comeback with Navarre, Braylon and Chris Perry. The 100th anniversary of the little brown jug.
A slight possible correction on 1989 UCLA. An epic win, yes. Vada Murray recovers the onside kick, JD Carlson kicks the game winner with 1 second left. I was only 9 so I don't remember the start time. But there was daylight when the game started. It might have been night time back in Michigan but not on the west coast.
|2 days 2 hours ago||Yes. Stanford got screwed by||
Yes. Stanford got screwed by not being rewarded a touchdown that clearly crossed the plane.
Pittsburgh got triple screwed getting called for a phantom pass interference that gave ND a first and goal, Pitt missed a field goal in overtime that would have won it, an Irish defender was offsides on the kick but the ref refused to throw the flag and a ND player gave a punch to a Pitt player and not a single ref noticed it to throw the flag.
Two gifted victories by the refs in South Bend. That team had no business playing in the national title game and were predictably exposed.
|3 days 9 hours ago||Boo. I think we'll be in||
I think we'll be in baby steps mode for a little while since we're so new to the night game fad. The rest of the teams in the B1G have at least 2 per season. Northwestern has around 4 per year. A couple years ago, Nebraska took their three biggest home games (Wisconsin, Michigan and Penn State) and made ALL of them night games.
While I am a traditionalist in that I think MSU and OSU should remain day games, I think it's a crime that we won't have a September night game at home. Just because Notre Dame is off the schedule doesn't mean we shouldn't have one either against BYU or Oregon State.
I have to imagine we're the only B1G team not playing a home night game against a non-conference foe.
|4 days 7 hours ago||A friend of mine in high||
A friend of mine in high school worked at McDonalds. She used to sneak us free cheeseburgers.
At 15, we considered that a pretty sweet connection.
|5 days 10 hours ago||I was between the ages of 7||
I was between the ages of 7 and 14 when Full House aired on the TGIF lineup. So my age group was the target demographic for this show when it originally aired. And we ALL hated Michelle. It got to the point where the audience went "awwww," every time she said, "Duh!" and "You got it dude."....which was every episode. It got really annoying. As soon as she learned to talk, it became the Michelle Show for the rest of its duration. Hated her. She doesn't have to come back.
Joey Gladstone can come back, though. He always wore Red Wings jerseys and I remember a couple times he wore Michigan shirts.
|5 days 11 hours ago||Oh boy. On one hand, I agree||
Oh boy. On one hand, I agree that there should be a few more playoff slots.
|6 days 13 hours ago||Correct. It was just a||
Correct. It was just a couple rows added to the top of the stadium. I don't think the construction had even started yet. And even once they put in the new scoreboards, they didn't use them for the spring games in 99 and 2000. They always wheeled a portable scoreboard and placed it in the south end zone...half the time, the thing never worked.
|6 days 16 hours ago||I went to the spring game in||
I went to the spring game in 98 when we WERE coming off a national championship and it wasn't even close to what we got a couple weeks ago.
|1 week 2 days ago||It is still hard to||
It is still hard to believe.
I remember right after RichRod was fired, the Detroit Local 7 news team was in Ann Arbor interviewing students over who they thought the next football coach would be. They all said, "It will probably be Les Miles or the Stanford coach."
And I'm like, "His name is Jim Harbaugh! Former Wolverine great!!"
I know they weren't born until a couple years after Harbaugh graduated (heck, I was in 1st grade) but they should know how spectacular a player he was for us.
Now that he's helped car accident victims, exchanged tweets with Judge Judy and learned to play the piccolo, I guess we won't have that problem anymore.
|1 week 3 days ago||I hope BYU is a night game.||
I hope BYU is a night game. I have to be at a wedding that afternoon and I'd rather not try to hide a little radio in my suit and obsessively check the score.
|1 week 5 days ago||Wow. That stadium is much||
Wow. That stadium is much smaller than I thought. Didn't they add about 10,000 seats just before joining the conference?
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||Not the same, especially when||
Not the same, especially when you consider the number of games. Other than 1997, the only Michigan games Bob Griese broadcast where Brian was the starting QB was the 95 Penn State game (because Dreisbach was injured) and the second half of the 96 OSU game (also because Dreisbach was injured). And even in that game, he forgot his son was the QB when he said, "the OSU defenders better get after the QB.".
Plus, you know, he went to Purdue and only rooted for Michigan for a couple years in the mid-90's.
Herbie, on the other hand, has had more than a decade worth of broadcasting nearly every huge OSU game, including national title games, bowl games and the 1 vs 2 game in Columbus from 2006. I'm sorry. He's a good broadcaster but that annoys the hell out of me.
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||I certainly won't miss every||
I certainly won't miss every 1-0 start leading him to claim Notre Dame will be national champions. But that was usually the only words out of his mouth that you could understand anyway. So yay.
I prefer to remember him as one should; ripping his hat off in disgust when Desmond made the 4th down catch.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||It's not so much laughing at||
It's not so much laughing at the hire as it is being completely amazed at the hire. So amazed that it leaves you dumbstruck. And I watched the basketball game where Nebraska beat Sparty and the crowd went wild when it was pointed out that Riley was sitting in the seats.
These are his 12 seasons worth of records at Oregon State: 8-5, 7-5, 5-6, 10-4, 9-5, 9-4, 8-5, 5-7, 3-9, 8-4, 7-6 and 5-7.
Some other stats:
* A 58-63 record in conference games.
* A 3-9 record against biggest rival Oregon.
* Two home losses to I-AA teams: Sacremento State and Eastern Washington
* 21 losses to teams with losing records.
* Zero conference titles
* Most notable bowl games earned: A trip to the Alamo and two to the Las Vegas Bowl.
Whatever Nebraksa fans see in this guy, I'm not understanding the excitement. He's piled a record that is much worse than the two last coaches they fired and he has the exact same record as Brady Hoke's last three years (only with a worse defense).
Isn't it understandable that people would be a little freaked if a guy with this kind of resume would be hired to coach their team? He was hired before we got Harbaugh and I remember Michigan fans were scared to death because if THIS was the best Nebraska could get, who the hell were we going to get?
Thankfully, it worked out for us. But Riley to Nebraska is STILL a head scratcher.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||So many to choose from. It||
So many to choose from. It would be hard to make a top ten list. But the obvious ones you have to throw in there are
97 Penn State (Judgment Day) - All of the factors heading into this game, if we went into it today I would be insanely nervous. But since I was only 17 at the time, I was more fearless. We took the opening kickoff and got a FG...however, all I kept thinking was how much I couldn't wait for the defense to get on the field and REALLY shut that crowd up. And it's like the football GODS were actually agreeing with me - sack, short run, sack, 3 and out. I will never forget that evening. It was amazing.
And the away uniforms looked like they're supposed to...
and 2006 Notre Dame:
The Irish sneak out a 14-10 win over a so-so Georgia Tech squad in their opener and suddenly, they're crowned eventual national champions by the media and ranked #2 in the land. Charlie Weiss' stupid ass talking about how we're not going to disrespect Michigan, Jerome Bettis' stupid ass saying, "and I....HATE MICHIGAN!"
That game was so epic, I could not stop smiling that entire week. Take a look at the replay of the fans sitting in the first few rows after Manningham's second touchdown. They look so devastated, it's pure porn like in my eyes.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I will never root for OSU or||
I will never root for OSU or MSU. And even though we no longer play them, I will root passionately for anyone who plays Notre Dame.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I know those joys well.||
I know those joys well.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Not again. Wisconsin has||
Not again. Wisconsin has received many gifts from the refs. This past month, including against us in the B1G tourney. The refs screwed over MSU (which I loved) in the conference title game letting it go to OT and both Wisconsin and Kentucky got multiple blown calls in their favor two days ago.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Bingo.||
|3 weeks 9 hours ago||Meh. Even Bo pulled out the||
Meh. Even Bo pulled out the trick plays every so often. Usually in the big games too.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Cheer up, Kentucky fans. Had||
Cheer up, Kentucky fans. Had you gone all the way, the title would have been vacated in a few years anyway.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Love the sad looks on||
Love the sad looks on Kentucky's faces. But the refs fucking up on both sides has ruined this game.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||That had to be a record. I||
That had to be a record. I went to the spring game that came on the heels of the 97 championship season. And not even that game had as many fans that showed up today.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Coach K now 9-1 against Izzo.||
Coach K now 9-1 against Izzo.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Norfleet dancing.||
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Sitting in the big house.||
Sitting in the big house. Still an hour to go. I knew there would be more fans here than previous years but I wasn't expecting THIS.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Just drive by Crisler.||
Just drive by Crisler. Parking lot is packed. Fans everywhere. Has the season started already? I must have really overslept.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Was that a misquote by||
Was that a misquote by Hackett regarding when the students leave? Because students have been leaving early ever since the Schembechler years. There were a ton of blowouts with Michigan safely ahead by 40 something points that they wouldn't stay for. And during the RichRod years when the script was flipped, I guess I can't blame folks for not wanting to stay any longer to witness those displays.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||My childhood hero. I was in||
My childhood hero. I was in the 4th grade when he stepped down as head coach but he became even more of an icon for me watching him on the Big Ten Ticket with Don Shane...(by the way, how great was that program? 95% of every episode revolved around Michigan and only the last couple of minutes concentrated on MSU.)
I could listen to Bo talk about the weather and be entertained. He was THAT cool...
And watching him rip an official who f*cked up a call or was too blind to notice an obvious penalty was like poetry in motion...
|3 weeks 4 days ago||It's a spring game tradition,||
It's a spring game tradition, at least since the later Lloyd Carr years, to have cloudy, chilly, meh like weather conditions.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Your last sentence cracked me||
Your last sentence cracked me up, Ace. Because I don't think Michigan fans have EVER had optimism after the spring game. And ever since the BTN started televising the game, the most common comment you read online from our fans is, " OMG, we suck!"
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I mentioned this last week||
I mentioned this last week but I'll say it again since you brought it up. In regards to championship years (conference or national) and legendary player numbers on the press box....no. Just no. Every other stadium in the country seems to do that. We don't need it. The Big House is epic on it's own. When you step inside, you already know you are stepping into college football's holy cathedral.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I'm surprised it's going to||
I'm surprised it's going to be broadcast on the radio. Or is that common and I just never paid attention?
I haven't heard anything about the alumni flag football game. Are they not doing that anymore? In 2009, I found that much more entertaining than the actual spring game itself.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||These are the moments I||
These are the moments I remember most from past spring games....
*1998 - Fresh off the national title season so there were a ton of fans, cheerleaders, half the marching band. My first look at Tom Brady who threw a couple impressive bombs. This was in the days where fans got to go on the field afterwards, meet the players and ask for autographs...it was the perfect opportunity for fans to get their national championship memorabilia signed.
*2000 - Another beautiful day weather wise. Creative move by Lloyd to have the offense start down 17-0. Hensen, Terrell, A-Train, Walker and the best offensive line in the nation. But they fell short of a comeback. Hayden Epstein kicked a 60 yard field goal to end the day and got mobbed by the team.
*2002 - My main memory of this game was listening to the fans around me moan and groan every time Navarre came on field to run the offense. I felt bad for him.
*2004 - Parking lot at Crisler was full. I got a ticket for parking in a staff spot, gambling that it wouldn't matter on a weekend. I know. Stupid. Two players (I can't remember their names) sang the national anthem before the game and they actually had beautiful voices. But the mic system kept going in and out and they kept starting over until it went out for good and the team started annoyingly singing on the sidelines just to get the song over with. Braylon had just graduated and was waiting for the NFL draft. He walked around the stadium in a hot pink dress shirt.
*2005, 06, 07 - When my interest in the spring games started to dwindle. Half the team always seemed to be too injured to participate. They weren't in game format. Just different groups practicing different things around the field. Weather was always dark, cloudy, cold. I did think that Mister Simpson was going to be the next Wolverine legend.
*2009 - Decided to go back because of the new things under RichRod, a tour of the new locker rooms and the new alumni flag football game. Weather was FREEZING. The line to get into the locker rooms was over an hour wait so I didn't bother. The flag football game was a hoot. Players that were currently in the NFL were ordered not to play but that didn't stop Larry Foote, who made some amazing catches and did some showboating. The flag football game was the highlight of that day.
And I haven't been back since. But now that we have some Harbaugh, I plan on being there.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I miss that guy.||
I miss that guy.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Mr. Belvedere||
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Very nice. First time in||
Very nice. First time in several years that I'm looking forward to the spring game.
Afterwards, I suspect my fellow wolverine fans will have the exact same reaction they have had after the last 15 spring games..."Oh my GOD, we suck!" But we'll comfort each other knowing we have an excellent new coaching staff in hand who will work their asses off changing the culture, attitude and development to make Michigan look like Michigan again. So bring it on!
See you on the 4th!
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Maybe because Wisconsin was a||
Maybe because Wisconsin was a total joke in football and basketball for a hundred years. Then the last 15 years or so, it seems they always put up these great seasons year after year and never need to rebuild.
I'd like to see them suck again.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Yes, it does suck. Kind of||
Yes, it does suck. Kind of like when Notre Dame played Bama for the football title. Didn't want to root for the Tide but I'm sure as hell never going to root for ND.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||This blows...seeing Notre||
This blows...seeing Notre Dame play so well.
And North Carolina/Wisconsin...hate both teams and want them both to lose. But at least it's a good game so far.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||The old pressbox, while||
The old pressbox, while nostalgic, had really become an eye sore. It long needed to be replaced. The only sight lines no completely visible were on each side of it. The old boxes were very meh. And even more tired looking on the outside of the stadium...
But I loved that they kept the old Michigan Stadium letters and put them on the concourse entrance, once again leaving the S upside down...
The renovations really helps keep some of the sound in. And it still has a majestic look. So I love it. Honestly, would you rather have this...
or Penn State's erector set....
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Horrible flag. But as for||
But as for the play itself, Mike Gillette's fake punt for a TD against MSU was much better. He had 4 Spartans charging at him to block it and the stupid ref was standing in his way so he had to knock him over.
37 seconds in...
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I'm surprised how popular the||
I'm surprised how popular the stripes are with so many people. I thought the stripes up the sleeves were the dumbest thing about every "legacy" and "throwback" jersey under Brandon.
To me, the away uniform was at it's best in the late 90's when they brought the block M back on the sleeves.
Not that the Schembechler away jerseys weren't classic as Jamie Morris shows here...
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Now THAT I wouldn't mind for||
Now THAT I wouldn't mind for an actual throwback jersey.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||The Tom Brady look. It's||
The Tom Brady look. It's perfect.
I'll take the Desmond or the Harbaugh look too because they are so minor. But get rid of that stupid piping.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Hmmm...I seem to be in the||
Hmmm...I seem to be in the extreme minority on the helmet stickers. I don't exactly hate them and I'm not going to waste energy complaining about them. I just think they're highly unnecessary. Lloyd's philosophy was absolutely correct about this being a TEAM sport. But based purely on aesthetics, I see them more as clutter.
Compare it to the epicness that is the big house. Unlike the rest of the stadiums in the country, Michigan doesn't showcase in HUGE numbers the years of every national title, the 42 conference titles, the Heisman winners, etc. all over the inside of the stadium and all over the pressboxes. The stadium speaks for itself. It's majestic on it's own. It has no need for clutter. I feel the same way about the helmets. But that's just me.
I guess it's a better trade to live with knowing the legends jerseys are gone. Seeing someone wearing the 98 felt wrong on so many levels.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||It's all about Harbaugh. It||
It's all about Harbaugh. It will be the first time I'm in the big house the same time as him since the 85 Purdue game.
And because we are Michigan fans, I still kind of expect to see the negative feedback AFTER the spring game about how awful we are....and this tradition goes back many years, even when the program was good.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||At age 17, I tripped while||
At age 17, I tripped while playing laser tag, landed on my wrist funny and ended up breaking it. That was the same day as the 97 Notre Dame, which we ended up winning despite losing 3 fumbles in the second half. That night while in the waiting room at emergency, the TV showed highlights and despite holding my wrist in severe pain, I smiled at the shot of Lloyd screaming, "Yes!!! Yes!!!!" during the final seconds.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||That's insanely cool.||
That's insanely cool. Especially since I thought Grbac had disappeared off the face of the earth.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I watched the endings of most||
I watched the endings of most of Kentucky's close calls this year. They had a home overtime escape against Ole Miss 89-86.
They went to OT in their next game, A&M missed a close shot that would have sent it to double OT.
LSU had the final shot against them trailing by 2 and they chose to go for the win instead of OT, their 3 point attempt rimmed off.
They had 4 other single digit wins against meh competition but you never got the sense they were going to lose.
They have had their escapes but I don't get the sense that they're going to trip up in the tournament. Don't they have three players who are 7 feet? I dread the thought of Calipari winning it all because he's a massive tool. It's the only silver lining of Michigan not being in the tournament this year...knowing Kentucky is just going all the way regardless. The title will be vacated in several years because....you know....Calipari. But in the meantime, get used to seeing many happy shots of Ashley Judd.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Random observation aside from||
Random observation aside from Harmon that I always found odd, there's no celebration from the players every time he scores. I also noticed this in the 48 Rose Bowl highlights against USC. And in the 65 Rose Bowl against Oregon State, Mel Anthony rips off a 75 yard TD run and there's no reaction from the Michigan players.
|6 weeks 17 hours ago||I don't think it's any real||
I don't think it's any real loss. But we'll always have Dion Harris...
Harris shot the game winner in South Bend the year before as well.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||After Harbaugh broke his arm,||
After Harbaugh broke his arm, Zurbrugg finished the season: 63 of 113 passes for 691 yards, 6 touchdowns and 7 interceptions.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I wasn't expecting a win||
I wasn't expecting a win today. But the officials have been a joke all game long. Wisconsin has gotten away with pushes and a no charge. A ball even went off a Badger player, we were given possession and then the officials overturned it after Bo Ryan and the Wisconsin bench lost their shit.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Loving every minute of this.||
Loving every minute of this. Fuck Illinois. We had no business losing that game in Champaign.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah, that makes sense. 30||
Yeah, that makes sense. 30 seconds of game play and then right back to commercials.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Traditionally, we don't get||
Traditionally, we don't get offensive rebounds. We won the B1G outright last year and couldn't get offensive rebounds.
But I'd kill just to see us get a couple per game.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||The story of the season has||
The story of the season has been every single opponent making every 3 they shoot in the final 2 minutes of the game, whether they're defensed or not. But blown layups isn't far behind.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Damn those uniforms are bad.||
Damn those uniforms are bad.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Love it. I also admire the||
I also admire the student who had the strength to walk up to him and show him the bracelet. I don't think I would have the guts to approach him.
At the 2004 spring game (back in the days when fans were allowed to go on the field afterwards) a friend of mine who is on the alumni board, took my hand and said, "I'm going to introduce you to Lloyd," and my mouth dropped and I had a little trouble breathing. We got to the tunnel and Lloyd had just left. But I still remember the near heart attack feeling.
I would imagine I'd still be like that if I were in the same restraunt as Harbaugh. Too chicken to go come near him because I wouldn't be able to speak.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Proud to say my dad||
Proud to say my dad (WolverineHistorian Sr.) is now a regular addition to the 8 million views a month.
I got him addicted during 'Its Happening,' month. Now he's checking MGoBlog on his phone several times a day and accepts Brian as his leader. He was practically star struck when I told him I've exchanged emails with our leader.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||B1G has been kinder. ESPN||
B1G has been kinder. ESPN Classic religiously showed every horrible loss this program had from Bo all the way through Lloyd.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||I got bored with the spring||
I got bored with the spring games and stopped attending (although the alumni flag football game with the former players coming back under RichRod was fun to watch.)
But there's no way I'm missing this spring game. It will be the first time I'll be in the big house the same time as Harbaugh since the '85 Purdue game.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||I wouldn't mind a return trip||
I wouldn't mind a return trip from Patrick Stewart to conduct the MMB again.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I used to despise 3:30||
I used to despise 3:30 starts. But I've changed my mind since noon starts these days means the student section is about 50% at kickoff. We'll get about 70% of the students at a 3:30 kickoff now.
I'm not opposed to more than one night game. Nebraska almost always takes their 3 biggest home games and makes them ALL at night.
But OSU at night still doesn't feel right to me.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Maybe I should start this||
Maybe I should start this with GET OFF MY LAWN!
With that out of the way, I hate the idea of super conferences. The more teams you add, the less you play them during football season and too many one game deals in basketball.
The asshole programs keep benefiting schedule wise with the addition of teams. Two straight years of traveling to East Lansing in football, 2 years of one season games against OSU in Columbus with no games at Crisler.
No more of that crap.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Those are fun. The video||
Those are fun.
The video from the 87 Minnesota game is weird to watch. Bo mentioned in his book that he did not feel right on the sidelines during that game. The symptoms got worse over the next couple weeks and then he had another heart attack and needed another quadruple heart-bypass.
He looks so happy in the video. You would never know how crappy he actually felt.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||I'm exactly the opposite. I||
I'm exactly the opposite. I love the current BIG block M. Hated the micro machine style M from the Fab Five days.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||When Cathy Schembechler first||
When Cathy Schembechler first met Bo, she asked him what he did before he retired.
Living under rocks is more common than people think.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Dantonio could pull a Brian||
Dantonio could pull a Brian Kelly and suspend him for one game.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Fuck this||
|7 weeks 5 days ago||WHY????????????||
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Should not be going to fucking overtime.||
Should not be going to fucking overtime.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||No team will ever miss a 3||
No team will ever miss a 3 against us in the final minute. It will never happen.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||You knew that was going to happen. You knew it!||
You knew that was going to happen. You knew it!
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Usually we're the ones stepping out of bounds. I'll take it.||
Usually we're the ones stepping out of bounds. I'll take it.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||One of these years, we're going to have to start rebounding.||
One of these years, we're going to have to start rebounding.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Fuck you BTN for showing the||
Fuck you BTN for showing the Evan Turner shot.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Surprised to hear how loud||
Surprised to hear how loud Northwestern's little arena is. I've never heard them this loud for a basketball game before.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||The mindset just before the||
The mindset just before the steal, I was so pissed that the game was tied because I think we had a 6 point lead just one minute earlier...or something close to that. We had blown it.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Dakich is having multiple orgasms over this Maryland crowd.||
Dakich is having multiple orgasms over this Maryland crowd.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||I think they're in regardless||
I think they're in regardless of the less than impressive resume. Several years back, I remember two different seasons where MSU had 8-8 finishes in conference and no other highly ranked victories but they went to the tourney both times. They got bounced opening weekend both years but I assumed they got the invite because of Izzo.
Their best victory this year is over OSU, although it was a win at the buzzer and OSU is no longer ranked.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||*Another screw job in South||
*Another screw job in South Bend. 1992 - this was when both Michigan and Notre Dame were ranked in the top 5 every year and it was THE college football highlight of September.
Michigan leads 17-7 in the 4th quarter, ND makes a drive and has 3rd and goal. On the play, Ty Law gets flagged for a phantom pass interference. I guess he breathed too hard on the ND player...and it gave them a fresh set of downs inside the 5 and a touchdown on a platter. It wasn't a surprise. It's ND, it's South Bend, it's Lou Holtz, the Irish are trailing in the 4th quarter, no way in hell the officials are not going to let them score on that drive. The game ended in a tie 17-17. (Overtime didn't come until a couple seasons later).
*Another example, same location. In 1980, ND trails us 27-26. On their final drive, they throw a non catchable ball out of bounds (so far out of bounds that it goes into the stands). Yet Michigan is still called for pass interference. In those days, the penalty was 25 (30?) yards and it was just barely enough to put ND in FG position, for Harry Oliver to kick a FG which barely made it over the crossbar and we lose 29-27.
*2006 was the epic 47-21 game in South Bend. The officiating on ND's last drive was comical. The game very much over. It was all about running out the clock and Michigan got flagged three straight times for late hits on Brady Quinn. The first one I could understand, the next two were ridiculous tricky tack hits that wouldn't be considered a late hit in any other stadium.
*And finally, there was the official in South Bend in 1990 who used an index card when he measured for a Michigan first down.
Can I just say how much I'm NOT going to miss seeing us play in South Bend? You so much as look at a ND player wrong, you're going to get flagged.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||These aren't the most||
These aren't the most heartbreaking, since we ended up winning them all, but still some pretty awful calls that set Bo off.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||To add some major salt to the||
To add some major salt to the wound for those who don't remember:
At the time of that play, it was 3rd and goal, Notre Dame had no timeouts left and there was just a little over 10 seconds left on the clock. If they run the ball and don't make it, they're going to come away with no points because they wouldn't have time to get the field goal unit on the field. So what should have been a 9-7 halftime lead turned into a 16-7 halftime lead for ND thanks to the officials. At that moment, I knew that blown call would come back to haunt us and make up the difference in that game...which it did 25-23.
On the replay, Halliday drops the ball at the 2 yard line while he goes into the end zone holding air. The ball rolls backwards to the 3 and slides under a Michigan defender for what should have been a fumble recovery.
Haliday got his ass handed to him the following year at the big house and was eventually pulled as a starter. Yes, that was epic. But it didn't ease the pain of that stupid ass call the year before.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||In 1998, I went to||
In 1998, I went to Bloomington to watch Western play the Hoosiers. The fans were incredibly nice. Only bad experience was listening to IU's marching band announcer, who might have the most obnoxious voice of a stadium announcer I've ever heard. I spent most of the game trying to find a radio channel for the Michigan game and I couldn't find it....which might have been a blessing in disguise since that was the day Donovan McNabb did bad things at the big house. During post-game, the IU band announcer took a break from announcing the music to joyously announce over the speakers that Michigan had lost and was now 0-2 on the season. The 1,000 or so fans left in the stadium could care less but I wanted to run on to the field and deck the jackass.
In 2013, I went to the big house to watch us play IU (that ugly defensive game we won 63-47). Indiana brought their marching band and during their Pregame, I was horrified to hear that awful voice over the speakers again.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||It's a nice thought but I'm||
It's a nice thought but I'm thinking...no.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||This is what Texas looked||
This is what Texas looked like the 25 years leading up to Mack Brown's arrival. Very underachieving in a talent rich state.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Yes, Yost gave them the plans||
Yes, Yost gave them the plans to build a knock off Michigan Stadium.
Notre Dame's fight song was also written after a loss to Michigan (and was inspired from The Victors). Plus there was UM teaching them the game of football in 1888.
Also, fuck Notre Dame.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||I suspect I'll be able to||
I suspect I'll be able to read everything but the last two season game recaps. (In 3 & Out, I read up until the night before the 2008 Utah game but didn't have the stomach to go any further.) I can handle reading about Dave Brandon and his big bag of bullshit but the '13 and '14 teams agonizing displays on the football field is going to be too hard.
Minor observation: Why no scoreboard on the book cover? Was it photoshopped out to include the book description or was the pic taken in summer of 2011 while the scoreboards were being replaced?
|9 weeks 11 hours ago||Thank GOD.<br><br>Fuck OSU.||
|9 weeks 11 hours ago||Soooo many second chance points for OSU. Pissing me off.||
Soooo many second chance points for OSU. Pissing me off.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||So, let's see if I have this||
So, let's see if I have this right. Last years BB team traveled to Columbus but OSU didn't have to go to Crisler...where I am confident we would have swept them.
The common trend when this happens in basketball is if two B1G teams play once, they will play again only once the following year at the opposite location. Meaning Michigan should have had one game this year with OSU and it should be at Crisler. That didn't happen as two meetings are on the schedule. Lame but I assumed the conference schedule got messed with because of the additions of Rutgers and Maryland....the same reason we played at East Lansing in football the last two years.
Now flash forward to next year and once again, there's only one meeting with OSU and once again, they do not have to go to Crisler?
Why do the villains keep getting rewarded for the schedule quirks? When is OSU going to have to come to Crisler with no return trip?
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Oh, man. That radio||
Oh, man. That radio interview was the worst. Dan Dakich cut Brian off mid-sentence through about more than half the interview, especially when he was listing Brandon's bumblings. Then when Brian told him that he need not be so sensitive, he started rambling about his playing days at Indiana...which I had no idea what he was getting at or what it had to do with the topic at hand. I think he should just stick with broadcasting basketball.
Amen to the follow-up, Brian.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Attending 'the Horror' in||
Attending 'the Horror' in 2007 was a nightmare. But last year's Minnesota game and the week that followed...I get the shakes and the blood boils just thinking about it.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Oy. Add in some slam dunks||
Oy. Add in some slam dunks on us and this looks like UM/MSU from the Brian Ellerbe years.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||(No subject)|
|9 weeks 6 days ago||The love fest for Funchess||
The love fest for Funchess during the App State game was a little over the top, I thought, considering who the opponent was. But I don't think any of us ever imagined how little he would do the rest of the season.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||That Minnesota game and the||
That Minnesota game and the week that followed it was a total nightmare. But you're right. That was when I knew Hoke was done. And even before Shane took that hit, I was very surprised how awful he looked.
|10 weeks 10 hours ago||I'm looking forward to seeing||
I'm looking forward to seeing it. Didn't know there was a red carpet special too.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||You're punking me, right?||
You're punking me, right? You even like the bumblebee ones worn against MSU?
|10 weeks 2 days ago||I don't know about the other||
I don't know about the other schools but Notre Dame was a dumbass all on their own when they gave him that huge extension when he was just a few games into his first season. I remember I couldn't wait until that completely blew up in Notre Dame's face and he didn't disappoint.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah, I didn't really enjoy||
Yeah, I didn't really enjoy that interview. The kid's heart is in the right place so you can't fault him for that. But hearing him say there's going to be a music video sounds terrifying and it reminds me of 'We are ND'.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||I rip on Notre Dame fans as||
I rip on Notre Dame fans as much as the next guy but I have a hard time believing the majority of their students ever thought that was cool. At least I hope so.
Same goes for the Purdue students and that hideous rap video they made.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||This is so not the ideal kind||
This is so not the ideal kind of game for Harbaugh to start making Michigan look like Michigan again.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||It's OK. But never a||
It's OK. But never a favorite of mine. The marching band didn't play it for pregame until the mid 90's. And the crowd is pretty dead when it's being played.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||'The Victors' already has a||
'The Victors' already has a younger sibling in 'Varsity.'
Along with middle child 'Yellow & Blue,' half-brother 'I want to go back to Michigan,' and cousins 'Temptation' and 'Hawaiian War Chant', the family reunions are already going to be crowded.
I suspect 'Hail & Unite' would kind of be like adding cousin Oliver to the Brady Bunch.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Scoreboards becoming as big||
Scoreboards becoming as big as stadiums doesn't impress me.
When you're at the game, 99% of your attention is placed at what's happening on the field. The screens are nice for replays of huge plays but I could tell what was going on easily when the big house had these...
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Gameday was epic to watch in||
Gameday was epic to watch in the 90's for me. But the last 14 years, I've pretty much only tuned in when they're in Ann Arbor.
I do like Rece Davis, though. Especially since he calls us Meeeeechigan ala Ufer.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||The title isn't just||
The title isn't just depressing but it's probably also misleading. I'm sure it's all about the fall and nothing about the rise.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||I listened to 91.7 last night||
I listened to 91.7 last night for about 3 minutes before I had to turn it off because of Pat Caputo's gushing over Michigan's signing day and how Harbaugh couldn't do better.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Henson was fun to watch. His||
Henson was fun to watch. His passes were like lasers and the TV commentators would practically gush over them during replays. He had great accuracy and decision making and he was the first QB we had in well over a decade that had mobility along with everything else. What he did in Columbus will always hold a special place in my heart.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||I went to every spring game||
I went to every spring game from 1998 - 2009 and only twice did the weather not suck. It's almost always cloudy, dark, cold, drizzling.
|12 weeks 3 hours ago||4 TD's and a Super Bowl||
4 TD's and a Super Bowl record in completions despite the two int's. Well deserved.
|12 weeks 3 hours ago||Brady is awesome!||
Brady is awesome!
|12 weeks 4 hours ago||2. He didn't get it when he won the 3rd Super Bowl.||
2. He didn't get it when he won the 3rd Super Bowl.
|12 weeks 4 hours ago||MVP for Brady please?||
MVP for Brady please?
|12 weeks 4 hours ago||Soooooo happy for Brady!||
Soooooo happy for Brady!
|12 weeks 9 hours ago||That was a 4:30 start. At||
That was a 4:30 start. At the time, it seemed to be the closest thing we would ever have to a night game.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||"Even many of Hoke's wins||
"Even many of Hoke's wins were brutal to watch."
Amen a million times. I always used the word agonizing but brutal works just as well. Akron, UConn, the last two Northwestern games left me feeling sick almost to the same level as losses. Ugly games are going to happen in football or any sport every so often. But when it's week after week after week after week...let's just say I'm tired of the ugly.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Why does he think Belien has||
Why does he think Beilien has passed Izzo? I suspect he's talking BS because the teams play this weekend and if MSU wins, which is most likely since the game is at their place and we're insanely young,, he can fall back later with some condescending remark about Izzo not being good but he can still beat Michigan, or something stupid like that.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||I don't remember Harbaugh||
I don't remember Harbaugh being parodied or hosting SNL.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Very happy Pettway and||
Very happy Pettway and Shields got their energy out scoring at will against Sparty and not us.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Stepping on the baseline has||
Stepping on the baseline has been a habit the last 4 games.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Love the transition baskets!||
Love the transition baskets!
|12 weeks 5 days ago||I'm sure it was no different||
I'm sure it was no different in the 80's when Andy Moeller played with Gary on the coaching staff. That worked out pretty damn well.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Some extra things for that||
Some extra things for that spring game, the start of the alumni flag football game and the tour of the new lockerrooms really made for a big turnout. The line to see the lockerrooms was an hour long wait so I didn't bother. But I really enjoyed the alumni game because they looked like they were having fun and they were doing a ton of trash talking. Brandstatter saying over the speakers, "I think we need to see more of Michigan's All-American Quarterback Rick Leach!" And Leach yelling back, "Give me a break, I'm 50 years old!"
I went to every spring game from 1998 to 2006 and then again in 2009 but I eventually stopped going because they got kind of boring. Now that Harbaugh is here, I'm thinking I need to start going again.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Stoops is 168-44 since he||
Stoops is 168-44 since he took over at Oklahoma. Only Boise State has won more games in college football during that time frame.
I don't see him leaving for Iowa. But if he did, I wonder if OU fans would go all West Virginia-losing-RichRod crazy.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Fucking Wisconsin. They get||
Fucking Wisconsin. They get every offensive rebound, every defensive rebound, Kaminsky can take 4 steps and not get called for traveling.
I hate those fuckers.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Siiiiigh.||
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Shit. Death to backboards||
Shit. Death to backboards and then death to half court shots. Here we are in this position again. 1.3 seconds.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Of course he hits that 3.||
Of course he hits that 3.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Is that Lloyd?||
Is that Lloyd?
|13 weeks 1 day ago||We have 4 offensive rebounds||
We have 4 offensive rebounds this game. Is that a season record?
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Minus Lavert and the fact||
Minus Lavert and the fact that we can't get rebounds to save our lives, I'm not expecting any miracles. But I'll be rooting hard.
Since these guys lost badly at Rutgers, nothing is impossible. But we all know that when Wisconsin plays us, any miracle or critical shot is going in that damn basket.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||It was their only win over us||
It was their only win over us that entire decade. Bo owned Sparty.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||I'd like to see Brady &||
I'd like to see Brady & Company do the Huxtable's dance from the Cosby Show intro.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||I looked up his stats and||
I looked up his stats and there isn't a ton to work with, or at least ones I could find quickly. 85 tackles. 2 inteceptions, one against NC State and one against Boston College.
If you go to my channel and pm me your email address, I can send some plays to you some time this weekend.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Even if you had a good seat||
Even if you had a good seat at the big house in the late 1920's, without a screen scoreboard, I doubt anyone would be able to make out what was in that cage. I can't imagine the crowd getting too excited over something they couldn't see but maybe I'm wrong.
ETA: Go to 45 seconds in this video and you can see classic early 90's graphics of a wolverine taking a bite out of the Big Ten conference logo....
|13 weeks 5 days ago||I'll take the win. It's not||
I'll take the win. It's not like we weren't winning ugly even before Lavert got hurt.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Yikes. Those looked like Ben||
Yikes. Those looked like Ben Wallace free throws when he was with the Pistons. But I'll take it.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Ohhhh...this is painful.||
Ohhhh...this is painful.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||There were "little" things||
There were "little" things that annoyed me about Penn State back in the day like...
|14 weeks 7 hours ago||So Russell was 1-8 for 16||
So Russell was 1-8 for 16 yards and 4 interceptions at one point....and now they're going to the Super Bowl.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Fuck!!!!!!||
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Yep. Play 13 whole seconds||
Yep. Play 13 whole seconds and then go right back to commercials.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||So many missed lay ups. It's been happening all season.||
So many missed lay ups. It's been happening all season.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||MSU had to go to overtime last weekend to beat these guys.||
MSU had to go to overtime last weekend to beat these guys.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Well, that sucked.||
Well, that sucked.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Still not defending the 3.||
Still not defending the 3. Luckily, Northwestern is finally missing them...at least for now.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Yes, the program benefitted||
Yes, the program benefitted from it. And JoePa, who had 16 grandchildren of his own, after reporting it, did nothing to follow up. Year after year after year, he did nothing else despite what he knew and despite crossing paths with Sandusky on campus and in the athletic buildings...that always disgusted me the most. In the meantime, we hear BS from PSU nation about how Paterno grew up in an age where molestation wasn't commonly known so we should go easy on him since he didn't understand the "specifics" of the act.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Yes. Todd Blackledge saying||
Yes. Todd Blackledge saying JoePa died of a broken heart because we, the public, was so disgusted with him.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Before the whole Sandusky||
Before the whole Sandusky saga broke at Penn State, I remember their fans publicly complaining about Jay Paterno being a horrible offensive coach and only having the job because his daddy was the head coach.
It seems many of our fans have the same fear about Harbaugh's son....who coincidentally is also named Jay.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||He was 4-4 against Michigan||
He was 4-4 against Michigan when OSU fired him but he was allowed to coach the last game (where the players wore headbands in his honor) and they were huge underdogs but pulled out a 23-20 win. Boo.
That put him over .500.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Is it four straight wins for||
Is it four straight wins for us over them? I really wanted that to continue but I'm not expecting a miracle tonight.
Also, fuck the B1G schedule. We played in Columbus last year but OSU didn't have to come to Crisler. Usually that means the following year, it should be one meeting at our place. But I guess the additions of Maryland and Rutgers messed all that up.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||I'm sure they'll be parading||
I'm sure they'll be parading the trophies at halftime of our basketball game tomorrow night. That's going to suck on epic levels.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Happy Buckeye fans make me||
Happy Buckeye fans make me want to throw the TV though the window.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||I feel so sick to my stomach.||
I feel so sick to my stomach. I'm debating how much longer I can last before changing the channel.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||2nd quarter hasn't started||
2nd quarter hasn't started yet and I already feel sick. If one more thing goes wrong for Oregon, I'm not going to last long.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||I hate this, hate this, HATE THIS!!!||
I hate this, hate this, HATE THIS!!!
|14 weeks 6 days ago||I need a barf bag already.||
I need a barf bag already.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Are you fucking kidding||
Are you fucking kidding me????? Two wide open drops on 3rd down?
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Fuck||
|14 weeks 6 days ago||He should have caught that. He was wide open.||
He should have caught that. He was wide open.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||1990 - the first year in||
1990 - the first year in college football you could spike the ball to stop the clock.
That was how Colorado, who already had a tie and a loss under their belt, beat Missouri when they spiked the ball on 4th down and goal and then scored their "game winning" touchdown on 5th and goal....and not a single fan, player or ref in the stadium realized it. And then they went on to win a share of the national title.
A playoff is nice. But 16 teams seems too many.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||They were crazy back then.||
They were crazy back then. And yet, it was still considered the quietest stadium in the country by too many media folks...as they couldn't go very long without hammering that point home at every turn.
In the 80's it was even louder than that because the astroturf magnified the sound. It made the marching band sound much louder too.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||I never make predictions.||
I never make predictions. But Oregon better fucking win this game.
Buckeyes are already disgusting. Happy Buckeyes are ten times worse.
|15 weeks 6 hours ago||Good riddance. Suck it, Bo Ryan.||
Good riddance. Suck it, Bo Ryan.
|15 weeks 6 hours ago||I've seen enough Wisconsin||
I've seen enough Wisconsin basketball the last few years to know that they'll make some kind of miracle shot to win. It always seems to happen.
|15 weeks 13 hours ago||Dallas can suck it after last||
Dallas can suck it after last week's Lions game.
|15 weeks 13 hours ago||61 posbangs? Is that a||
61 posbangs? Is that a record here or at least in the top ten?
|15 weeks 1 day ago||1:26 left. A&M down 53-51 to Kentucky.||
1:26 left. A&M down 53-51 to Kentucky.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Go Blue!||
|15 weeks 2 days ago||You see that bruise on my||
You see that bruise on my forehead? That's from banging my head against the wall.
Why does everything keep falling perfectly in place for OSU? It's gone way past the point of absurdity.
I'm at the point now where I wouldn't be surprised if Jim Harbaugh walked up to me and told me I just got punked...because he's on his way to Columbus to be co-head coaches with Urban Meyer.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Very well deserved. I still||
Very well deserved.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Oregon State. A home opener||
Oregon State. A home opener as a night game would be pretty sweet.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||The thought of OSU winning||
The thought of OSU winning Monday night literally makes me want to vomit. I will be nervously watching that game PRAYING that Oregon wins.
Take out the head to head record the last ten years and you STILL have about a thousand reasons to root against those assholes. Can you live with yourself in rooting for America's WORST fan base to be THAT happy? Shame on you.
Ironically, I'll be in Columbus this weekend visiting my best friend. I have no doubt I'll leave that place on Sunday an even bigger Duck fan than before.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Biakabutuka was 'Touchdown||
Biakabutuka was 'Touchdown Tim.'
Desmond was 'Magic'
Denard was 'Shoelace'
Corwin Brown was 'Cornflakes'
I don't remember any nicknames for Tyrone.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Watched that game on the big||
Watched that game on the big screens at Crisler. Sometimes I was too dumbfounded to high five the fans around me as he kept hitting those 3's.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Football will always be my||
Football will always be my true love. But Trey Burke's shot against Kansas is so addicting to watch that it can become hypnotizing.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Is it a possibility that even||
Is it a possibility that even the special teams could improve now that we have Harbaugh?
The rest of the college football world always seems to have good kickers. But expecting Michigan to make a 30 yard field goal is usually asking too much.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Kentucky going to overtime||
Kentucky going to overtime with Ole Miss? Can't find the game on TV
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Go Blue!!||
|15 weeks 5 days ago||I loved seeing the band's||
I loved seeing the band's reactions to touchdowns in the north end zone. And the block of yellow in the stands was a nice sight on TV
|15 weeks 5 days ago||'Hugh Jass' avatar of Charlie||
'Hugh Jass' avatar of Charlie Weiss.
But you need the screen name with it. Otherwise, it's a crappy avatar.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Morris was the star that day,||
Morris was the star that day, no doubt. But Harbaugh still threw for 264 yards. With Kolesar out because of a broken collar bone, Harbaugh and McMurtry teamed up for some great tosses and catches. And McMurtry dropped a wide open TD where Harbaugh scrambled out of trouble beautifully.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Love Harbaugh jumping up to||
Love Harbaugh jumping up to high five Jamie Morris. Those two were parts of my earliest memories of Michigan football. (Although, being a preschooler, I didn't quite understand the game yet.).
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Wasn't it Driskel who led||
Wasn't it Driskel who led Florida to an 11-2 record two years ago? UF's season went to crap last year when he broke his leg. I didn't watch Florida much at all this year.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Yes. Run what works. And||
Yes. Run what works.
And if Mattison and Durkin can tell the secondary to stop playing 10 yards off the receiver, that would be nice too.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||I remember several years back||
I remember several years back the folks on wtka mentioning that as weird as it sounds, a Thursday night game was inevitable for Michigan eventually. Although I can't picture a Thursday night game at the big house any time soon. Now THAT would be weird.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||In 2011, OSU wasn't good.||
In 2011, OSU wasn't good. Plain and simple. They were a miracle hail mary away against Wisconsin from being 5-6 coming into the big house. Braxton Miller sort of came of age, unfortunately. But we were the better team all around.
In 2012, I did not think OSU was as good as their record. Just like I didn't think we were as good as our record the season before. They beat a 9 loss Cal team 35-28, a 6 loss MSU team 17-16, a 7 loss Purdue team 29-22, an 8 loss Indiana team 52-49 and a 6 loss Wisconsin team 21-14. They had no wins against a top 20 team. They didn't play 2 teams competing for the national championship in non-conference season like we did. Our offensive line wasn't very good but it was not the train wreck yet that it would become in 2013 and 14. It didn't surprise me that game was close. Al Borges' playcalling sucked in the second half. But our defense was impressive.
In 2013, the levels of suck I saw during the season sometimes felt worse than RichRod. The team was agonizing to watch. We just came off a game where we managed ONE scoring drive all day against Nebraska's 116th ranked defense. My prediction before the game was that we would lose 42-6. But for some reason, our offensive line actually did decent, Devin played out of his mind and Borges opened up the playbook because why not wait until the 12th game of the season to do such a thing? Unfortunately, the defense, which was supposed to be the strength of this team, was about as bad as what we saw under GERG. Sadly, even if we scored on the two point conversion, I didn't have much faith that the defense could close out the final 30 seconds of that game.
In 2014, I was beyond dead inside. Didn't expect a miracle or a close game. The team played better than I thought but it was probably just a matter of the rivalry and the players playing harder because they knew Hoke was toast after that Maryland game.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||It was a shot at Dave Brandon.||
It was a shot at Dave Brandon.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Not just Bama, but from the||
Not just Bama, but from the bowl games I've watched, I'm seeing many teams (minus Baylor) take advantage of turnovers.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Oh, MSU fans can go fuck||
Oh, MSU fans can go fuck themselves. They weren't going to be in the top four regardless if OSU was invited or not.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Kickoff coverage has been impressive for both teams.||
Kickoff coverage has been impressive for both teams.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||*SIGH*OSU is not following||
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Inbred Buckeye fans looking so happy makes me sick,||
Inbred Buckeye fans looking so happy makes me sick,
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Oregon can score 100 as far as I'm concerned. Screw the Noles.||
Oregon can score 100 as far as I'm concerned. Screw the Noles.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||The block in the back changed||
The block in the back changed everything on that play. Game would have been over there.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Game would be over if not for that block in the back. Crap.||
Game would be over if not for that block in the back. Crap.