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|1 year 1 week 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.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Michigan 79 Syracuse 71||
Michigan 79 Syracuse 71
|1 year 25 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.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||MIchigan 73, Penn State 64||
|1 year 29 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.
|1 year 30 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.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Thai||
With OP later tonight. he's a liar.
|2 years 3 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.
|2 years 4 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.
|2 years 38 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.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||You left off South Carolina.||
You left off South Carolina. Definitely a top 10 or 15 team.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Annoying to have so many||
Annoying to have so many Michigan-Ohio State games the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
|3 years 29 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.
|3 years 29 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.
|3 years 37 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.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Just what the doctor ordered||
Just what the doctor ordered
|3 years 43 weeks ago||Forgive me for my||
Forgive me for my MGoIgnorance, bur did Gardner get a medical redshirt?
|3 years 45 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.
|3 years 45 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.
|3 years 46 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.
|3 years 47 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.
|3 years 47 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.
|3 years 47 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.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||Wow. Listen man, stop||
Wow. Listen man, stop blaming the fans or the people on this board. We've won four freaking Big Ten games in 3 years, 2 against Indiana, 1 against Minnesota, and 1 lucky ass win against Wisconsin. Ironically, half of our Big Ten win total in the past 3 years has come from the 2008 season. We don't expect more b/c we're "entitled." We expect more because, frankly speaking, that's a shitty record after three years.
Most of the (former) Rich Rod supporters were not even calling for his head until this weekend. I'm in that group. I didn't call for his head after Toledo '08 or Purdue '08 or Illinois '09. The first time I've ever said that I hope Rich Rod gets fired in almost 3 freaking years was after this weekend.
Most of us thought and realized the following: two years, we'd have to be patient and put up with a shitty record, that in year 3, we would have to put up with being a middling Big Ten team, and that hopefully in year 4, we'd be competing for the Big Ten championship. The reality (if Rich Rod stays) is: for two years, we dealt with a shitty record, in year 3, we'll (likely) deal with a shitty record, in years 4 and 5 we'll be a middling Big Ten team, and that in year 6, we'll have a new coach.
Trust me, it hurts to say that. I defended Rich Rod at all costs against a lot of my friends. I kept on telling them that they'd see, that once we get it going, they'll jump back on board. It sucks to realize that you were wrong for 2.5 years, and that's where the frustration is coming from. But we were wrong, this Rich Rod experiment just isn't working, and even though the defense is mainly to blame, that falls on Rich Rod. I'm sorry.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||The guy's point was that it||
The guy's point was that it is misguided to use parity as an excuse for not being able to have sustained success. He pointed to Texas, USC and Florida as teams that have been able to sustain success despite alleged increased parity. His point is absolutely right, and while it's true that they are down in the 2010 season, the fact that those teams have gone to multiple BCS championship games in recent years proves that it's possible to have long term consistent success and that "parity" doesn't prevent that. Also, see Michigan from 2001-2007.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||Fact: Texas, USC and Florida||
Fact: Texas, USC and Florida have played in multiple national championship games since 2004.
|3 years 49 weeks ago||Um, if I remember correctly,||
Um, if I remember correctly, Denard was clear to come back in for both of those games where he missed multiple quarters. So he didn't miss them because of injury. Injury caused him to go out initially, but he was fine afterwards.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Not to nitpick, but the||
Not to nitpick, but the National Championship game was not on the line for OSU at the time we played them in '07. OSU had lost in the previous week, WVU was poised to get the second spot, not OSU.
'07 was huge, but at the time it was played, it was for a berth in the Rose Bowl and the Big Ten Championship.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Dude, you're an idiot.||
Dude, you're an idiot. You're just trying to sound smart. Equating your douchey comment to....the failure of economists and financial experts to predict the Great Recession? Huh?
I bet you think your writing is highly intelligent. It's ridiculously clear that you are just using big words and fancy sentence structure to say something really simple. I bet you wrote that paragraph, re-read it a million times and thought, "wow, I am really smart; my douchey comments are completely legit."
|3 years 51 weeks ago||The OP of this post is a||
The OP of this post is a gigantic douchebag for posting this. People with your mentality highlight what is wrong with our fanbase and our alumni.
As for your "Walmart Wolverines" comment--I'm assuming you have superpowers that allow you to guess whether someone is or is not an alum or family member of an alum, just by looking at them.
I bet you anything that OP is some college kid who thinks they'll have the world begging for him upon graduation, just because of their UM degree. If so, your attitude will hit a hard reality soon enough.
-2005 Michigan alum