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|12 weeks 1 day ago||Nope. I'm arguing that the||
Nope. I'm arguing that the turnovers did not cost us the game. Not that it didn't have any effect. The second pick cost us for sure. We made up for the pick six with a TD off of an interception on our end. What I'm saying is that the Speight fumble for sure did not have a negative impact.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Goes without saying, and I||
Goes without saying, and I know you know this already, but the reasonable people are not upset that it wasn't overturned. It's that there is a pretty clear line of sight from the line official to say that he's not there.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Surprised to hear that "most||
Surprised to hear that "most of the workplaces couldn't care less about sports."
Do you mind me asking, what do you do for a living? When did you graduate college? What type of organizations have you worked in?
Every single place I have worked or clients that I have represented has had some cultural artifact of sports in the office. It may not always be college football, but it was always there. In America, my man, this is an undeniable fact. It's the small talk you make at the cooler other than the weather and the where are you from script.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Whether you acknowledge it or||
Whether you acknowledge it or not, you Mr. Engineering ranter, are also benefiting from the football teams' efforts. And not just in being able to drink beer and having an excuse to emotionally invest yourself in a game played, in part, by teenagers. You benefit from the disproportionate amount of capital you gain in the workplace for going to a school that has a rich sports tradition. Not sure of your age, but without fail every job interview and subsequent job I've had enabled conversations about Michigan football, good years and bad. This allows you to differentiate yourself from the other nerds out there and build the relationships needed to succeed in the business world. You think MIT or Cal Tech students have that advantage? Not saying there aren't other ways to build connections, but sports, in a American business, goes very far. And you are an heir to the work that these players and teams have put in over decades to claim that mantle.
|39 weeks 1 day ago||I guess that I just don't see||
I guess that I just don't see what was so terrible about The Decision. So many things this day and age are driven by media hype and to me that wasn't any different. When you boil it down, it was a segment where he was announcing where he was going, and then talking up his game like any alpha athlete does. People react to it as if he was the most terrible thing an athlete could ever do. If someone didn't care where he went, they didn't have to watch.
I also think that he's done some great things from a social outreach perspective. And shit, he even went back to the place where the only people had a plausible reason to hate, and they've welcomed him. I don't mind the trash talking at all. It's part of sports. It's similar to us calling State "Little Brother" despite our record since Mike Hart coined that.
|39 weeks 1 day ago||Lebron hate||
Serious question-- unless you have a horse in the race, why are you rooting against Lebron? Is it bc of Cleveland? I've never understood why there's so much hate on him, even with The Decision. If it's an Ohio thing, I get it. Just wondering
|1 year 15 weeks ago||You would think that with the||
You would think that with the painful years between 2007 and 2014, including some terrible losses, we'd stop with this type of arrogant bravado.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Agreed, though had that pass||
Agreed, though had that pass been completed, this definitely would've been the worst loss ever, and it would not have even been close. Appalachian State was coming off back-to-back FCS national championships, and they won another national championship the year they beat us. Basically, they were the toughest FCS team (in years) that we could've played, and also they were probably better than/competitive with the bottom 1/3 of the FBS that year. Akron, on the other hand, has won 3 games in the last three seasons.
|3 years 46 weeks ago||Michigan 79 Syracuse 71||
Michigan 79 Syracuse 71
|3 years 46 weeks ago||I'm in the same boat||
I'm in the same boat (considering driving down). My thinking is that three of the four teams in the Final Four are either (a) teams with a large enough fan base to support high secondary market ticket prices or (b) teams that are close enough to justify a drive down, even if it's just for the final game. I don't expect the prices to drop much below the $200 a ticket range, or $500-600 for all three (for the cheap seats). I also don't expect ticket prices to drop from the semis to the finals.
|3 years 49 weeks ago||MIchigan 73, Penn State 64||
|3 years 50 weeks ago||Seconded||
There should be a corrollary version to this for Engineering students. The many, many sleepless nights in the windowless EECS computer labs with VLSI or EECS 311 lab projects overrides most of the stuff on this list. 48 hour consecutive all-nighters were a staple my junior year of college.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||I think it's safe to say that||
I think it's safe to say that Trey made up for the six turnovers against Penn State. Made up for it and entered Michigan lore.
|4 years 2 days ago||Thai||
With OP later tonight. he's a liar.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||You realize that resorting to||
You realize that resorting to the "our school is a better academic school" argument just makes us sound incredibly entitled and whiny? We lost, let's take our lumps, and move on. Don't be disrespectful.
By the way, I'm an EE grad from Michigan.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Great day||
...first game of my sophomore year. Great game, and even greater day--my now wife and I met up at the game and then had our first real date later that day.
|5 years 7 weeks ago||I agree with non-catch||
I agree with non-catch analysis, but your last point is not correct. The standard is "indisputable video evidence" after a call on the field is made. In other words, two parts: (1) What was the call on the field? (2) The call on the field stands unless there is indisputable video evidence to the contrary. The standard is not "was the call on the field correct?" It's not enough for the call to be incorrect, it has to be indisputable and there has to be video evidence. Rules have to have literal interpretations--that's why they are there in the first place.
|5 years 11 weeks ago||You left off South Carolina.||
You left off South Carolina. Definitely a top 10 or 15 team.
|5 years 46 weeks ago||Annoying to have so many||
Annoying to have so many Michigan-Ohio State games the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
|5 years 50 weeks ago||Whatever, dude. I hope that||
Whatever, dude. I hope that every time you see video and news rolling in from Japan, you remember that idiotic comment you made. You can defend it all you want to me or the others on here, but you can't lie to yourself man.
|5 years 50 weeks ago||ahh...the classic "I'm||
ahh...the classic "I'm not BUT ." Like the "I'm not racist BUT I'm about to make a racist comment."
You are an idiot. Imagine a loved one of yours dying in a car crash, and someone saying "that's entertaining." Or, if it's easier, just imagine someone saying that about 9-11. Grow the fuck up dude.
|6 years 6 weeks ago||If I were you, I'd cut your||
If I were you, I'd cut your losses. If you hate idea of being a lawyer while in law school, you probably will hate the idea even more after you graduate. Cut your losses now and look for work. It may not sound fancy to not finish law school, but it's better than being left with the weight of paying off student loans for the rest of your life, while stuck working a job you're admittedly not sure if you'll even somewhat like.
|6 years 7 weeks ago||Just what the doctor ordered||
Just what the doctor ordered
|6 years 12 weeks ago||Forgive me for my||
Forgive me for my MGoIgnorance, bur did Gardner get a medical redshirt?
|6 years 14 weeks ago||Not to be nitpicky, but the||
Not to be nitpicky, but the Michigan-OSU game had BCS title implications in 2003. OSU, I believe, was ranked number 2 in the BCS the week they played us. If they would've won, they would've stayed at number 2.
So, a rivalry where a birth to the BCS title game was decided in four out of the past ten years (even when our team has been down) doesn't make a list? Your original point is correct...complete B.S.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||Not sure if it's just me, but||
Not sure if it's just me, but I think the reason why crowd intensity isn't a big factor at the Big House is because there's a big drop off in the number of fans that sustain that level of intensity after they aren't students anymore.
Almost all of the group of friends that I used to watch the games with as a student (about 12 of us) either stopped caring or became pretty fair weather fans. And they were hardcore in college. The case is the same with other alumni friends I have made since graduation. I think it's seen more as a "college" thng at Michigan to be diehard, when compared to some other schools. Not saying that it's right or wrong, but just my two cents.
If you don't believe me and are a student...well...just wait and see.
|6 years 15 weeks ago||It is stupid to go for 2 that||
It is stupid to go for 2 that early in the game. If you need the 2 to tie it up, then go for it when you are closer to determining whether it matters or not. See The Horror 2007.
|6 years 16 weeks ago||My beef isn't with Brian not||
My beef isn't with Brian not wanting to hear the "Fire DickRod" comments. The majority of the people on this site aren't those "Fire DickRod" people. My beef is that Brian is saying, he doesn't want to hear rational complaints from loyal readers simply because he's heard them before or because they have been said a million times. If those comments have been said a million times, shouldn't that give you a feel for how a significant portion of the blog feels?
The contributors to the MGoBoard are what keep most readers coming back every single day, multiple times a day. At least, that's the case for me. And Brian's commentary, in general, is awesome. But to tell us to stop commenting on a frustrating situation never seen before in Michigan football history and to just listen to his point of view? Seems a little draconian to me.
I'm not going to leave the site just yet, I'm just saying, Mgoblog's success is attributed just as much to the readers and commentators as it is to Brian, and it's certainly ok for us to say our opinion, even if it is for the millionth time.
|6 years 16 weeks ago||Also, Brian, I don't think||
Also, Brian, I don't think it's smart to say that you nor anyone else wants to hear our comments on one of the most important issues in recent Michigan football history. That's just wrong, and honestly, it's making me not want to come back to this site.
|6 years 16 weeks ago||Great blog, Brian. But you||
Great blog, Brian. But you shouldn't alienate your readers like you just did. Your tone is a little too condesending to people who read your blog religiously. Also, taking your point:
"You hire a coach for the long term. I think you fire a coach for the short term, though, and the point at which you boot the last guy is when you think the next year isn't going to meet a reasonable minimum threshold of progress. I completely understand people who have hit that point. You can save your comments about how he needs to go—neither I nor anyone else cares to hear it for the one millionth time in the last three days. It's an understandable position"
When Rodriguez was hired in 2008, what were his long term expectations? If I remember correctly, you yourself expect our team to be rebuilt by 2010, and later contracted that statement saying that we would be ready much later. Call me crazy, but I think three seasons is a reasonable amount of time to gauge long term expectations. I'm not accusing you of this, but I for one don't want my expecations to continuously shift based on our current performance. If we gave Rich Rod three years back in 2008 to show us some mojo, that expectation should not change three years down the line based on the current status of the team.
Again, great blog and keep up the good work. But you have to watch your tone with your core audience, I think.