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|8 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed regarding legends jerseys||
Those didn't work out too well.
Obviously, retiring numbers leads to a point where you just have to stop, or run out of numbers. Players would have to start wearing letters, or perhaps decimal places would be allowed... 98.1, 98.2
Legends jerseys are the opposite of retiring jerseys... I'm amazed Brian liked these because if there's one thing that epitomized teh Brandon era and 'Branding' Michigan, it's the Legends jerseys. Piped in nostalgia.
I'm glad to see that's gone... let the kids earn laurels for their own numbers. If only Devin could have stayed Seven, maybe he would have somehow been immune to the year by year decline.
Sure, put banners up, hang jerseys or just know that a few numbers are special and try to give them to the guys that
Good bye legends jerseys! Woooo!
Oh yeah.. and I like helmet stickers given I really arrived into my Michigan fandom in the 80's, but smaller might be better.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||if this is a problem now||
If this is a problem now, why wasn't it a problem when he was ready to sign NLI with UCLA?
Seems petty to bring that up now. Just sayin'
|29 weeks 6 days ago||No||
|29 weeks 6 days ago||Exactly||
|29 weeks 6 days ago||You're an ass||
Or if you're not always an ass, you had a good day off ass practice.
Maybe a player or two asked for these #'s. Like Funchess for #1. You cannot blame them for wanting that. But please go take your machismo ignorance to another fanbase. These are kids trying to play football and in most cases with the legacy jerseys, being assigned numbers they didn't ask for.
Who the hell are you to question any college kids worthiness for their jersey?
|29 weeks 6 days ago||Good play or bad play||
To me, it's never had anything to do with how good or bad the players are playing. It's flat-out unfair to them (IMO). Let them make their own legacy with their own number!
Again... never liked the legends jersey idea from the get go. Even if we were undefeated with 3 All Americans and a heisman candidate on either side of the ball, this was a crappy idea.
|34 weeks 2 days ago||Phone formatting||
1 big paragraph was not the intent. Can't seem to edit it either from phone.
|34 weeks 2 days ago||Style influences odds||
We have no big plays. Our only big play threat is Funchess.
The result is an offense that causes defenses to bend without breaking.
Borges offense had volatility which by nature includes the positive extremes.
This offense was built to do exactly what it's doing.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||just saw this||
Just saw Django Unchained. was watching the credits roll, missed quite a few, but by chance saw Jarrod Bunch's name come up. I thought hey... how many Jarrod Bunch's can there be? Googled it and IMDB came up confirming it's Michigan's J.B.
Way to go Jarrod! Good luck to you and your acting career. Pretty cool to see you get the last face shot of the movie. Yep, I'm going with the naive belief that you did in fact post a response back in March of 2013... after all, the link was legit.
I went to quite a few games back in the day when you played. You and Leroy were thunder and thunder in the biggest, most athletic backfield I can remember in Ann Arbor.
Peace! This time break a leg in the Hollywood kind of way.
|43 weeks 5 hours ago||10 point swing||
I know we had a 10-point swing in our favor. Oregon drove the ball for what was damn near the entire first quarter, only to stall inside the 10. They attempted a chip-shot field goal which we blocked and returned for a TD.
It was an awesome turnabout , but at the same time I'm thinking our defense is going to get gassed. I was there - it was a hot day and our D had just spent 10 minutes getting pushed down the field.
The offense never really got into any kind of rhythm until the second half for sitting on the bench the entire first quarter.
They may have scored 21 points due to special teams, but we hung 10 on them there. I still remember the defense not being able to get off the field as the reason why we lost. If the game had been 5 quarters long however... the game was ours!
|1 year 6 days ago||Accuracy||
You can't distill it down to one skill, but far and away one of the most important skills for a QB is accuracy. I don't think there's any doubt who's got the stronger arm between Henne and Brady.
Continuing with accuracy... rarely in Michigans big games did Henne show much accuracy... quite the opposite. It seemed like he just got too uptight against OSU and in the Rose Bowl against USC. Yeah, the opponents talent had something to do with it, but there were more missed wide open throws in those games than we'd usually see out of Henne.
Nice wins against Penn St and MSU, but honestly, those really weren't the big games '04 to '07. OSU and the Rose Bowl.
Henne has had a fine NFL career for his talent level. Big arm, inconsistent accuracy and decision making. Prone to getting uptight in a tough game against the best competition (not always, just often).
I hope he lasts another 7 years with his health and some more quality games.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||At least||
At least I got to update my DISH password. Now I'll remember next time :)
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Thanks||
Thanks for the link, but it doesn't help my problem - I don't have any of the channels on my DISH subscription, was hoping to find it somewhere online for free.
Seems I keep paying more and more for cable/satellite but get less and less content.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||online||
Any idea where I can watch this on internet?
|1 year 10 weeks ago||I beg to differ||
He was never decent or anything close.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Never||
Mustyberger has never been anything more than a used car salesman pantomiming announcers.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||I blame||
... what's the word? Oh yeah, senility.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||it's tricky||
tricky tricky tricky tricky, HUH...
I guess the Beastie Boys should write ad jingles because that started out innocently as two words and then the irritating beat just popped in my head and I kept repeating... I repeat, kept repeating 'tricky'.
Anyway. Just a theory, but the upvote was good at getting a bunch of like-minded individuals to all pat each other on the back a lot which of course, there's nothing wrong with. Comraderie being the basis of society and all.
However, too much comraderie and you have something akin to blind nationalism where it's all of us, patting each other on the back, against all of them breaking their arms over their for the wrong cause... which again, nothing wrong here, isn't that what team homerism really boils down to? Nationalism. If no one had that, there'd be no such thing as rooting for 'your' team because no one would have 'their' team. There wouldn't even be a point spread in Vegas because who would care enough to bet money in the first place?
Back to the point... with the upvote in place, eventually the most vocal (and probably largest) group of like-minded individuals will begin to exercise more and more influence over what gets upvotes and thus, what gets posted on this here site, thus altering the course of discourse. Now, I'm not suggesting fascism or anything so nefarious, but the most innocent predecessors to the seeds of fascism start to germinate in this climate as all the people with the most points generally agree about 90% of everything Michigan football related with all the other people with the most points.
At this point, reading posts on this blog then gets pretty damn boring. You have essentially, a bunch of yes men all spouting the same stuff and as soon as someone starts to disagree or come in with a point of view that has already been categorically defined as reactionary ignorance or 'bad coach apologist', etc..., it gets pounded into road pizza and the internet kills yet another piece of everyone's soul.
On the other hand, without upvotes and the ability to stifle or promote the voices of reason and idiocy on this blog, you wind up with a bit more chaos. A lot more people taking umbrage with what other yayhoos have to say and a lot of people who take their presence on this blog and the words of those who react to them too seriously given the lack of a reasonable filter.
I don't know about you, but I'm pretty sure I know which option provides more entertainment as well as depth and variety of content.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||I honestly have to ask||
Did anyone think it was Schafer who was at fault? I never did so maybe my memory is hazy. I was seriously impressed with our defense that year. Worst scoring defense in a long time that year, but the D was on the field for 60-70% of the plays each game!
Schafer's firing was always a scapegoat move in my opinion after that 3-9 hell, but maybe that's my revisionist brain at work.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Evidently||
Evidently ridiculous is in the eye of the beholder. We couldn't run all game, but you say it was ridiculous to do anything but run to win the game.
Sound strategy is to hand Fitz the ball because that was clearly the strength of our game the previous 3.5 quarters?
Yes, you can blame Gardner for the delay of game, I won't argue that. But is he more culpable than Hoke who's coached and played more downs than days Gardner has walked this earth? Is Gardner more culpable than the coach who said that the fault was with the coach because it was teh coach's responsibility to watch the clock and call the timeout?
I like Hoke still, although not quite as much as a few days ago (he had always had balls until then), but Borges has got to go in this bozo's opinion. That is as plain and simple as your concept of strategy.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||whoosh||
Your idea of common sense hurts my brain. I can't begin to fathom how you think 2011 is the only reason we're disappointed now.
Have you watched any Michigan football this year? 5-1 doesn't begin to speak to how bad our offensive scheme and execution is.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||sorry to you both||
but you're wrong. Green neither went down due to a stiff breeze, nor plowed anyone on his way to significant extra yardage.
Regardless, he was way more physical than before, so that's a good sign. Maybe he's traded a little more fat for muscle.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||'03 Oregon||
Only road game I've been to. It was a frustrating, but very exciting game.
If only the game was 5 quarters long, we'd have won. We had all the momentum in the second half, just too much of a hole to climb out of. Time ran out as we were driving to win... made it to about the Oregon 45 but the last pass was too high for Avant to pull in. At least that's the way I remember it. Never saw a recording of the game.
I remember Oregon's first drive was very long... lots of plays, lots of clock. When it finally stalled somewhere around the 10 yard-line, we blocked the FG and returned it for a TD. I was thrilled but as it was being returned, I was sweating how poorly this boded for our defense to have to go right back on the field after that long drive in the hot sun.
Loudest crowd I've ever been in. Had crappiest seats in the stadium (behind the endzone in the 2nd to last row), but they were still closer to the field than every home game I had ever been to except one in the student section back in '89.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Love the photo||
even if we did lose that damn Rose Bowl.
I'm not sure if Bo is credit-worthy for any offensive play calls or game plans currently in the NFL, but he certainly was a kindred spirit with Jim Harbaugh. Intense, competitive and a bit of an a..hole. I say that with all due respect as he treated his players with respect. Perhaps not the refs so much however.
Didn't Bo's brand of football go back to the very foundation of college football? He had a few wrinkles here and there, but it's not like he was coming up with anything that new back then. I don't know, prove me wrong... educate. I just always perceived him as a hard-nosed fundamentals coach who liked to burn calories yelling at refs... not a master innovator or tactician.
That photo takes me back to a frustrating loss, but also to the best OSU game I ever attended (Harbaugh to Kolesar 77 yd TD pass in 4th quarter to preserve the dwindling lead). What a great year. Bo came about as close to winning a Nat'l championship that year as any in the 80's... last second loss to Minnesota at home (inexplicable) and 2nd half let down against ASU in the Rose Bowl.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||I'd have to see||
Without having been able to watch the game, there's no useful opinion I can provide.
Anyone have an FTP site they can upload their recording of the game to? :)
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Optimism||
It's a good thing to have. I only hope we find out the answer to your question.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||My hopes for Green||
are reduced somewhat by his limited carries. So far he seems to go down when contacted by the defenses heavy breathing.
Small sample size and all, but haven't seen much in the way of balance or power to keep him on his feet.
If he picks the right hole more than FItz and hangs onto the ball as well, maybe it's a wash or a mild upgrade. 2 big ifs. I'm all for him getting a few more carries per game to find out, but my hopes arn't very high.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||No disrespect intended||
to your opinion or Gardner, but frankly I think the opposite of 'too casual' is jumping up and down and screaming at us to look at it.
I've seen 'panties in a bunch' phenomenon in sport in person and on TV enough to recognize it. Gardner has looked like he's easily made too uptight after one mistake this year. That's the odd thing. He seemed more relaxed last year after mistakes, but this year, ever since the endzone interception by Tuitt, he looks easily rattled.
Yeah, I know, 'ever since' only covers the last 5 quarters, but it gives me cause for concern.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Yes||
Wisconsin earned the refs incompetence. Fully agree.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||ok||
maybe Gardbinson would only throw to Roundgallon once in the endzone instead of twice.
Clock stopped, mission accomplished.