Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through
|7 weeks 1 day ago||6 pack for the game||
I used to bring a 6 pack to the game every week in the early 80's. I never hid a thing. Seems like then people would talk about the good old days when you could bring a keg to the game.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||From the mgoblue.com||
From the mgoblue.com
|15 weeks 29 min ago||Logged on to up vote||
Logged on to up vote. It really does appear that we have a loser's mentality in our fanbase. Critical thinking is one thing, but bashing for the sake of bashing does no good in my view. There is something to be said for the abundance frame of mind-- bringing a positive outlook to any situation allows one to see the resources that are available and exploit them for maximum gain. If you continue to focus on the negative, you end up hamstringing resources for fear of losing what you have. It's soffocating.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Farm to School||
Have you been in touch with the Farm to School people. They have a lot of resources and grant opportunities that might help you sustain this. We run a school garden at my elementary school and it's been a great community builder for us too.
Here's a link to the Florida Farm to School site.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||That's awesome.||
Thank you magnus.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Completely agree||
Like it or not, he just keeps doing his job.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Returning to relevance for 30 years||
How many coaching changes has ND gone through as they tried to return to relevance? The carousel does not make for consistency in building a strong program.
If we're looking for a national image to present for the future of the program, it make make sense to start with stability. I think our coaching staff is working in the present, but is also focused on the long term value of the program. The cut and run mentality will do nothing but perpetuate an image of desparation. Can we really afford to continue our "transition" for another three years?
Short term challenges build to long term success. The problems that this team and coaching staff are working through are invaluable to the long term knowledge and success of a program. There's no magic, as the media portrays it. If Hoke gets it, the issues we see this year will not be repeated. Consistency will be built into the program and "bad years" will be limited in frequency and the level of "badness."
I recall many comments about Hoke's first year being "the worst thing that could happen to him as a coach." The schedule was easy. People projected 10-11 wins with our without a coaching change. Expectations for a "return to glory" were fast forwarded and now we see a backlash because people think that we should already be "there."
Losing is the pits. Nobody likes it. But its not the end. With all of the criticism this team has endured this year, they have been in a position to win every game but one-- that says something about the coaching and the game planning.
If you are looking for a team to represent you in the media and stand up to the talking heads (or blog empowered fans) of the sports world then it might make sense to gamble on a quick fix in coaching changes. If you are looking for a team to represent the values and educaiton standards of an academic institution like Michigan, you need to delay short term success for long term strength in character and values. The wins will come.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||I'm with your 9 year old||
Really? You want to give me a hard time for being optimistic?
|20 weeks 4 days ago||More delusional than psychic||
More delusional than psychic, but I'd rather think positively than give up on the game before the first practice,
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Adversity||
This is the kind of adversity that builds character. Devin appears to have heart and an unmatched accountiability to his teammates.
He'll go far in life.
After we put a beat down on the Bucks, I expect him to have a phenominal season next year.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Just sayin...||
We're goiing to beat OSU.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||Amen.||
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Take a long term view||
If the Michigan AD pays any attention to reactionary fan base we're screwed. Not saying that all the fans are wrong, just that you can cherry pick any opinion you want. Do you go with the loudest voice? The complimentary voice? The optimistic view? The negative nancy? the voice of reason?
In the end, I'm sure that the AD has measurables in place to review goals, progress and expectations. While these three games are a part of the whole, they are not the end. College football has programiatic and cyclical issues to contend with, the view going forward will need to take the short term data (game to game) and be able to appy it to a long term vision for the program.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Happy about the win||
The team (including the coaches) never quit. They deserve to enjoy this.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||And in the end||
And in the end
The love you take
|37 weeks 2 days ago||Who's Next|
|39 weeks 3 days ago||5 years on MGBog, 5 decades||
5 years on MGBog, 5 decades bleeding blue.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||No religion or politics on this blog?||
I see a lot of posts getting a pass on this "rule."
Your suggestion that the Church gets a pass is absurd. These are crimes and sins committed by people. The consequences for unrepentant sin, as the Church believes, is eternal damnation-- that's not getting a pass. It's hell.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Amen||
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Agreed||
The only thing I would add is that we do this for many, many years in a row.
Predicting losses seems like opening the door to failure.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||That's pretty awesome||
I used to be a on scoreboard security back in the early 80's... the boards were so small that we had to post a guard to keep people from standing up and blocking the board.
Bring on the games!
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Awesome||
Logged in to say thanks for the video.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Does anyone know how that happened?||
“This is Michigan, for God’s sakes!”
|3 years 5 weeks ago||I feel dirty||
Just going to the site from that school down south makes me feel dirty.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||With regards to the defense||
Where did we stand the last few years?
|3 years 9 weeks ago||Carr / RR Difference||
I seem to recall that a big difference between Carr and RR was that Lloyd made a lot of offers through the camp process, while RR was working the out of state pipelines, beating the bushes and workig a lot of recruits. This points to a difference in recruting strategy. Note that Sparty numbers look a lot like OSU-- Dantonio recruited with Tressel and likely built his strategy on the OSU model.
Seems likely that Hoke will be more like Carr. He can "touch" more kids and their coaches by developing a strong camp model. This helps in a number of ways-- provides an evaluation opportunity, helps develop local talent, improves network among coaches, provides young players with an awesome experience at Michigan. All of these factors should point to a lower offer/acceptance ratio and a more consistent talent base.
The piece that will put us over the top in my view will still be the abiility to recruit nationally and fill in some elite talent. I like the model of building your foundation first-- much like buiding your team from the line. Without the program consistency, there will be no big draw from elite players.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||No nonsense||
Here's a guy that learned from his mistakes and takes the example of his teachers to heart. His schtick is pretty basic-- toughness, teaching, developing kids-- It's not that complicated, and that's what makes it doable. I love that we hear Bo in his voice, but I don't think he's trying to be Bo, I think he's resigned to the legacy that Bo has created... not a bad place to start.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||Waiters gonna wait|
|3 years 10 weeks ago||Impressive||
He looks like a man among boys.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Tom Waits||
+1 for Tom Waits ref
17 and clear in Anchorage, Alaska
|3 years 11 weeks ago||reading into things||
I think that in several cases the Hello Posts were drafted before the CC. (Granted that is likely not the case for some of the "new" prospects.)
Hard to say he's not being objective, it's a pretty straight forward outline.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||All of the above: a lot of drama||
It's funny that RR's biggest complaint about this is still the order of the day-- too much drama. We've got diiferent factions with powerful voices acting as if it's their opinion that is what's important in all of this.
Is it the team, the team, the team or the the talk, the talk, the talk (i.e. the blog, talk radio, scout, rivals... and on and on). I'm no better than anyone, I'm drinking it all in because I'm obsessed with Michigan Football.
RR worked his tail off, he made some great choices and some poor one's. The team faltered. We're looking for the best shot at team success. We move on.
Hoke has got support that RR never had-- good for the TEAM. (I feel bad for RR, he seemed to me to be a good guy and a good coach-- but my feelings don't mean shit in this.) We're talking about student athletes, the University of Michigan, and the pursuit of excellence.
I look at this blog as an outlet for my passion. I think Brian has it difficult, when you make your hobby your job, you tend to compromise in ways that you don't expect. He's a fan that is trying to be objective, that can be hard. I don't have that problem, I'm just a fan. I look for all the positives I can, I expect Michigan to win every game, and I am completely untrustworthy in terms of objectivity about the team.
The drama can be fun for some in a soap opera kind of way, but I agree that the real fun is in talking about the sports-- the S & C coach building mental toughness, Hoke realing in last minute recuits, NFL winners coming to coach Michigan because it's Michigan.
We've got a lot of good things going on that are going to help the young men on this team succeed, and I can have a small chunk of my brain live vicariously through them. And we just beat Sprty in hoops. Life is good. Drama is a sideshow.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Better to wait||
Better to wait and get the right guy than hire on the fly and then spend a year or two undoing the possible damage.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Mental Toughness||
I love the emphasis on mental toughness. We've talked a lot about 4th quarter strength with Barwis-- add in 4th quarter focus to that strength and we're moving forward. I think this guy will build on what Barwis started.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Shelter from the storm||
"Come in," she said. "I'll give you shelter from the storm."
|3 years 12 weeks ago||simple pleasures||
hot chococlate, a cookie and an apple- who would have thought this was the diet of those great teams?
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Woodson||
There's a message about Michigan defense in here somewhere.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||If it to honor Bo...||
Maybe they should look like this.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Heart attack||
Wasn't he having a heart attack at the time of that interview?
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Chopsticks||
I was eating Chinese food the other day and shoved the chopsticks up my nose and into my brain.
I hate it when that happens.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Never gets old.||
Strike the pose.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Not to mention legality...||
I must be getting old.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Age can be a good thing||
Dick Lebeau is 74 and has the Steelers rockin.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Link|
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Hello Troy McClure Post?||
You beat me to the punch.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Cheeseburgers||
You should see these flying seagull rats here in Anchorage power down a cheeseburger.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Play it again.||
Play it again.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Agree to a point||
Analysis and emphasis on excellence and good decision making exemplifies what is important about Michigan.
"Wanting" is the part that gets sketchy... an arguentative want spirals quickly donw the path of subjectivity... and if I'm going down that path (the subjective one) it's all about blind faith, passion, and fanaticism. That's just me... my intention is/was not to pass judgement on anyone else.
Just trying to make the case for putting energy into the positive, inclusive aspects of my own fandom...
|3 years 13 weeks ago||This is Michigan!||
I really like the direction we're headed, and yes it might a direction that points toward our past. Michigan is about tradition, it's about the team, it's about the program, it's about the leaders and best. There is nothing wrong with our past-- I treasure it-- it is a part of the now. I am proud that the criteria laid out for the new coach had to do with passion and belief in something bigger than the ego of the individuals involved.
I'm an irrational fanatic. In my narrow minded, childish, believe in Santa Claus like view of Michigan-- we are the leaders and best. I got sick of the polls many years ago and started keeping my own-- the good news is that despite our poor record this year Michigan is still number 1.
It seems that many on this board are often concerned with being right. Second guess every last morsel of information, parse every word-- always looking to be the new idea-- and defending ourselves in argument and hind sight, rather than looking for solutions and projecting the dominant values of this institution.
That kind of thing is fun for people, I get it. It's an intellectual debate and gives a people a chance to flex their sports intellect and make thier mark.
I'm with the coach. This is Michigan. You can have your opinions and say what ever you want, but in the end, this is the greatest football program in history. I love it. This is Michign for God's sake!
|3 years 13 weeks ago||amen|
|3 years 14 weeks ago||Mangini anyone?||
I'm just throwing this out for more specualtion... haven't heard Mangini discussed. He's all NFL and doesn't have ties to Michigan... on the other hand, he's a great young defensive minded coach... if we're talking Gruden, why not throw Mangini into the mix.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||What happened?||
What happened to the pos-bang fest?
|3 years 14 weeks ago||No Ice||
Save the rocks on the bleach, kills the flavor.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Integrity||
Integrity-- I like it.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||Announcer to Coach||
|3 years 20 weeks ago||Ouch||
|3 years 20 weeks ago||Aren't we playing Ohio State on Saturday?||
Aren't we playing Ohio State on Saturday?
|3 years 21 weeks ago||Check it out|
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Yes||
|3 years 22 weeks ago||It rained on the field||
Why rain on the parade?
Michigan has a young defense that held together in tough weather conditions. The poor footing goes both ways (and yes, the weather effected the offensive output of both teams). In the end, our Team won.
The upside-- W + one more game of experience for our young defense. (Not to mention healing time for Martin and others.)
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Rotating QB's||
I was expecting Tate to be in for at least two series in a row, it seems like that's how RR worked it last year when he was swapping them out... seems like that would help with rythm... oh well, we won. I'm not complaining. Wahoo!
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Thoughts?||
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Nice work||
Hoepfully we can maintain the current trend line.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Dropping a deuce||
You're killing me.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Thanks for the rimshot||
Made all the difference.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Attitude, Desire, Work Ethic||
I was listening to Gameday this morning and they were talkiing about the implosion at Texas... one item mentioned was the entitlement attitude of the players and the lack of leadership on the team among other things.
The inference was that the team did not have heart. Players were not working for their wins and fans were expecting wins just because they are Texas.
Our team has come a long way from this attitude. They never stop working. They have a competitive attitude, desire and work ethic. RR is recruiting high character, gym rat players, and leaders are stepping up all over the place on the team..the team, the team.
This is a long term culture change that really will pay of in developing a sustainable championship caliber program. The hard part is getting there-- ther harder part is keeping it once you've got it.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Obi's got heart||
Great to see a player continue to compete and contribute-- especially after considerable criticism and adversity.
This seems to be a big part of our team. They continue to compete no matter what. I like RR's quote from last week, "When your back is against the wall you can go two ways, forward or down." Obi and the team keep moving forward.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Let's Win Both!||
Let's Win Both!
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Obi||
I was glad to see Obi have a good game and make the final tackle to end the game.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Third and short||
Instead of giving up the 3rd and long, we were routinely stopping 3rd and short.
My arteries are very thankful for this.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Purdue Offense only scored 9||
Purdue Offense only scored 9-- with five turn overs!
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Defense Hitting Hard||
Didn't see the game, but the comments and audio suggest that not only were the players doing their jobs-- they were taking it to Purdue and htting hard.
Nice that they are getting thier licks in.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Beat me to it||
Wasn't it the Knowledge that said Michigan vs. Boise St.?
|3 years 23 weeks ago||poise and focus||
We can take down the Buckeyes with this team. If we can eliminate mistakes and run our offense we'll be in a great position to win.
We only had 1 penalty against UConn-- if we play with that kind of focus and intensity a new streak will begin.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Bowl Experience||
Another benefit is that our young team gets Bowl experience... Every little bit will help on our MNC runs in the coming years!
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Thanks||
I'm sure this has been up before... thanks for posting this-- hillarious.
Is this real life?
|3 years 23 weeks ago||I heard that you can get rid||
I heard that you can get rid of that dirty feeling by bathing in tomato juice... or was that drinking tomato juice and vodka?
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Definitely, syphilis||
Definitely, syphilis would be worse.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Thanks to everyone that got||
Thanks to everyone that got laryngitis at the Big House today. Way to leave it all on the field (or the sky-- or wherever that crowd noise ends up in the end). By all accounts, the crowd did its job today.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||yes||
|3 years 23 weeks ago||gsimmons85||
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Good to see someone cut GERG||
Good to see someone cut GERG some slack. He has been dealt a difficult hand and he soesn't make excuses, just keeps at it. If nothing else, you've got to respect his attitude.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||"I'm just glad we||
"I'm just glad we won...especially for these seniors, they deserve to go to a bowl game."
Tate's got class.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Best offense? We had to punt||
Best offense? We had to punt twice!
OUr defense should only need one stop per game to win. I won't be happy until we can score on every drive. (and if we are really good we should be able to score on every play-- like the first drive).
|3 years 23 weeks ago||They were hitting the holes||
They were hitting the holes hard and making a ton of second effort yards.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||That was the live link||
That was the link for the live presser. I think we'll have to wait for the video to get posted.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||How about 9-3?||
Why not? As long as we're talking what's possible.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Agreed||
This looked like a different defensive team (aside from the 65). A lot of stops, held them to a couple of field goals in the read zone... and the BIG STOP AT THE END.
They seemed to be more agressive and loose.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Simply Awesome||
Glory to God-- 1%.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Not sure how to watch in Bombay||
Not sure how to watch in Bombay, but I used to drink a lot of Bombay (gin) while watching The Game. Make sure to drink a lot of water or better yet cranberry juice if you go this route, its murder on the liver.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Hope springs eternal||
Along with a victory over Indiana, our defense got a lot of away game reps against a very talented QB and reciever group. On top of the experience, there should be a ton of film to teach from... I think our defensive trend line will be on the rise in coming weeks.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||You're right||
Apologies to the board... It was an open shot so I took it.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||6 years?||
18 months is plenty.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||Solid D & Special Teams||
A solid D and Special Teams can score as well as keeping the opponent from scoring.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||???????||
|3 years 30 weeks ago||Don't stop praying...||
Sometimes the answers to prayers take a little longer than we mortals might like (or understand)... My 1973 prayers of a National Championship finally came through in 1997... It just may be that your prayers that day were answered several years later in the form of a "Shoelace".
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Up in Back!||
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Reeeling in AC||
I recall something about Anthony Carter leaving the team during his freshman year. If my memory serves me correctly he packed his bags and was headed back to Florida. It was Bo that brought him back.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Great work Mr. VH|
|3 years 32 weeks ago||apologies for the double-- thought I was dead ended||
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Triple post||
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Crazy Talk-- Much Ado About Nothing||
If we know anything about RR, it's that he is a straight shooter with the players. I've got no inside scoop (I live 4,000 miles from Ann Arbor), but I would suppose that Tate knew exactly how the day was going to pan out. My guess is that this is all part of "earning back his wings" and that Tate (and his family) were in on the whole thing. It's likely that Tate will be a major contributor this year and that the lessons learned from whatever off season situation occured and the subsequent consequences will help the team and Tate in the long run.
As for him sitting on the bench with a couple of towels wrapped around him... I think he was keeping warm... aside from the commentators comments (and they are paid to turn the mundane into high drama), he did not appear to be pouting to me... there were like two minutes left in a game that was in hand. He wasn't crying, or throwing things... I think I saw him talking with a trainer or something in what appeared to be a casual conversation... probably getting his mind ready for Notre Dame week.
We've got a lot of football to play. Let the cooler head prevail.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Let's Go Blue!||
Let's Go Blue!
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Win the Big Ten||
Our goal is to win the BIG TEN Championship and go to the Rose Bowl.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Vacating Wins||
If we're going to vacate any USC wins, I'd go back to the 1979 Rose Bowl and reverse the "Phantom Touchdown."
Still pissed about that game.
|3 years 49 weeks ago||info to scouts vs. trent||
I would only hope that RR's evaluation of Trent as shared with scouts was the same as the evaluation that he gave to Trent. If he told Trent the same thing as he told the scouts, I don't see a problem at all. This could well explain Lloyds invovlement---"Look Trent, you're going to have to address these things if you want to be successful at the next level." That's good professional development.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Prank||
From WLA Uniscorn thread:
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. They're buying it....
And MJV just texted me to ask if it was real. Awesome.
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|4 years 27 weeks ago||observation from the game||
I was at the game tonight-- Michigan dominated in every area except the one that counts. We outshot them 23-12 (I think it was something like 10-3 in the 1st period). Michigan's problem was that their shots were not challenging the goalie. I think I could have made most of the saves-- we were shooting point blank shots into the chest of UAF goalie.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Thanks for tthe stream||
That was a looong time coming.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Defense wasn't great...||
but they kept it together... I really think they deserve a lot of credit for keeping Indiana out of the endzone while our offense was struggling... hopefully they will build on those stops.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||I remember||
I remember being at a game or two when the crowd got flagged for noise back in the early eighties.(Bo was pissed.) I think they started with a crowd warning and followed with a 5 yd. penalty. I also seem to recall something about lost times out. Rules have probably changed since then.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||After a season on the outs, Michigan is back in the AP Top 25.|
|4 years 33 weeks ago||one possible scenario||
Former player: They were breaking the rules and making us work extra hours.
Reporter to current player: Do you spend a lot of extra time involved with football activities?
Current player: Yes, we are putting a ton of hours in.
Print version: Several players gave "almost identical" versions of the story.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||Wangler to Carter||
I can watch it again and again. I remember sitting high in the end zone seats and watching the play unfold... and then the great erruption with the victory.
|4 years 38 weeks ago||Spread QB Depth||
Look at Oregon and WVU-- two teams with National Championship hopes lost with a QB injury. Michigan is doing well to have a stocked depth chart... we won't be rebuilding, we'll be reloading.
|4 years 38 weeks ago||No excuses||
The most recent excuse for post season losses is the lack of a Big Ten play off and the two week lapse between final games of other conferences.
|4 years 38 weeks ago||yes i would||
I quit betting on Michigan games several years ago... aside from having a hard time with objectivity in the matter I decided to avoid the double whammy of losing the game and a bet. (And there are plenty of other opportunities to gamble if I'm so inclined).
You make a good point about being an analyst vs. a fan. It's all a matter of perspective.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||Win 'em all!||
Aside from all of the predictions-- some will be right, some will be wrong-- What is our goal?
Win 'em all!
As a fan I have no mind set but that we will beat the stuffing out of everyone we face. We are Michigan.
|5 years 12 weeks ago||Shocking Trend?||
"follow along with what has become a shockin trend on this site"
What is shocking? Disagreement? That some fans are willing to support the team by giving the new DC the benefit of the doubt?
Is the glass half full or half empty?
|5 years 13 weeks ago||bean dip?||
Now we're taking shots at jumbo bean dip? You've gone too far. Everyone knows that bean dip is king and brings home the bacon. All the other dips should be happy that bean dip allows them to share buffet space... and for goodness sakes, don't put any sand in my bean dip.
|5 years 14 weeks ago||pussies||
We're going on week three of sub zero temps here in Anchorage and it's -62 in Fairbanks.
It's all about perspective.
|5 years 41 weeks ago||Why not win 'em all?||Maybe I'm a delusional homer... but I can't bring myself to predict any losses... I say we go out and beat the snot out of the whole lot. I'm expecting to win every one. I hope the team feels the same way.|