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|35 weeks 6 days ago||HARBAUGH||
I can attest to the small but noticeable contingent of Wolverines at the game tonight. I showed up in my navy Bo headset shirt and M cap, and bumped into a fellow Mgoblogger. It was neat. Come home, Harbaugh!
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Truth||
2014 will be the year of epic homecomings: Lebron and Harbaugh. Michigan and Ohio. Notice how Michigan will sneak in at the end of the year and score the bigger upset. #smallvictories
|36 weeks 6 days ago||Cobb||
That's a tough call, but it would be risky to roll with Cobb against such a good defense on the road. I would take the risk with Cobb. He's got more upside with Rodgers throwing the ball for the Pack.
|36 weeks 6 days ago||Looking to fill rb/wr||
Marshawn Lynch, Alfred Morris, Mark Ingram, Jeremy Maclin, Alshon Jeffery, OBJ. At this point, I have Lynch and Ingram as RB1 and 2, and OBJ and Alshon as WR1 and 2. I put in Maclin at my utility spot, but Morris could be the only offense the Skins have against a pretty bad GIants D. Thoughts?
|2 years 4 weeks ago||on.a.roll. Keep it goin,||
on.a.roll. Keep it goin, boys! Go Blue!!
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Here's one that comes from a||
Here's one that comes from a good friend of mine.
She's in a serious relationship with this guy, and as he goes out of town one weekend, he asks if she can watch after a pet. She gets to the apartment, feeds the dog, tidies up the place a bit, when all of a sudden she is overcome by the need to visit the bathroom for a quick shit. Unfortunately, after she finishes, the toilet isn't flushing -- it's broken and being a chick, she wouldn't even begin to know where to start. So, rather than leave a couple of floating turds in the toilet, she decides to scoop them out into a paper bag and dispose of it later. After scooping out her excrement, she places the bag on the kitchen counter and proceeds to exit the apartment, without the keys -- the door locks automatically. She does not realize this until she is walking out of the building. Needless to say, her "gift" was not well received and she did not hear back from the guy. Oops.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Illegal fireworks rule.||
In the wise words of the Simpsons writing staff, "celebrate your nation's independence by blowing up a small part of it.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||"...just the kind of person I||
"...just the kind of person I am, and the teammates I would have, and the area I would be in." In other words, I'm motivated, my teammates are kind of meh at OSU, and Columbus is weak. Tell it like it is, Luke!
|2 years 8 weeks ago||That's a fair point. I have||
That's a fair point. I have heard similar things, and I didn't mean to say he is, in fact, a really great dude but that he might not be as bad as I envision him being. But wait. He coaches at OSU so of course he's not a good dude. ;)
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Honestly, I think Urban Meyer||
Honestly, I think Urban Meyer believes he has always acted in the best interest of his players. I believe that he cares for his players, despite what some former players have said about his tumultuous career at Florida. What I find disturbing, however, is that he seemed (at Florida) incapable or unwilling to enforce rules or structure.
People are suggesting that some of these 18 year old kids come in with no structure and a laundry list of bad habits. Who is responsible for setting the norms and expectations? Who ought to provide the structure for those kids? They desperately need it. We are going to give him a break because these kids come into college having already made bad decisions? If he fails to provide a culture of integrity and honesty, is he off the hook simply because these kids are tough to work with? I work in a high school in a low-income community so I have witnessed firsthand the challenges and struggles facing kids who have formed bad habits. But I don't let them off the hook for acting like small children and I don't back down because they can be tough and defiant. I provide routine and structure and enforce my classroom rules every day. It's not that complicated.
I am totally willing to give Meyer the benefit of the doubt. As I said, I think he believes he has done right by his kids by being so lenient, and even a little careless when it comes to discipline. He is probably a much nicer gentleman than any of us give him credit for and I'm sure outside of football, he's a perfectly respectable guy. But let's not hold coaches to high expectations because the kids they work with can be "difficult." Yeah, duh. Be a man and coach them to be good men and be relentless in pursuit of that vision. You know, like Brady Hoke or something.
EDIT: I'm not suggesting that Meyer should share ANY blame for what happened recently.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Big Poppa lyrics||
See: Smalls, Biggie.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Having someone as emotionally||
Having someone as emotionally unstable as Dan Dakich on our side isn't necessarily a bad thing, but ... is it a good thing? People like Dakich transition effortlessly from being on your "good side" to your "bad side." He will watch his son matriculate and as a parent, he will always want what is best for his child. He won't shy from being a jerk, if that's how he protects his ego. Why can't he just be as polished and classy as Bob Griese? Now there's a father-son combo that just works.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Hennessy w/ a little ginger||
Ugh, clearly it's getting to my head. Double post - please delete.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Hennessy w/ a little ginger||
Hennessy w/ a little ginger ale. Also good with a little apple juice, of course. I consider myself a highly refined drunk, as you can all clearly see.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||That is indeed enticing. I||
That is indeed enticing. I might take that action. I definitely think he can enter into that conversation, for all the reasons you mentioned and for the fact that Michigan provides the tradition and history to make him a popular pick nationwide. I just began messing around with sports books last year. I used to be casually indifferent towards Oklahoma and now I will never forgive them for their unbelievably terrible defense last year. I guess I'm the moron for thinking they could get it together at any point. Oh well.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||I also heard something about||
I also heard something about Dewey defeating Truman 'er somethin'.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||I completely agree with you||
I completely agree with you sir, and I'm equally excited to see how Burke and THJ do in the pros. I was addressing the "THJ is overrated and shouldn't have been a first-rounder" comments. I, for one, refuse to take off my maize tinted glasses when evaluating our teams, but even if one thought Timmy would flame out, why would you feel the need to say it here? Most of us are really excited to see our guys in the NBA and I see no need to forecast failure yet. The praise? Okay, okay. Heap it on. :)
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Why don't we actually wait a||
Damn. My first double post.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Why don't we actually wait a||
Why don't we actually wait a few years to see how things go before we totally dismiss/praise certain picks. Wait, that goes against the rules of sport fandom. My bad.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Beautiful weekend out here on||
Beautiful weekend out here on the edge of the western world. Posbang me good so I can get up to 100 points and share the love.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||I like your signature. Now I||
I like your signature. Now I wanna go home and watch Team America.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||I LOVE the yellow paint in||
I LOVE the yellow paint in the middle of the facemask so that the players more physically resemble an actual duck. BRILLIANT! Keep 'em comin', boys!
|2 years 9 weeks ago||it's garbage like this that||
it's garbage like this that further empties my "faith in humanity" tank. I get that you want to share something that you think is relevant and interesting, but it's unworthy of this blog and it's just wrong. The people directly affected by this tragedy don't need some jerk sports writer to break it all down and draw irrelevant connections just to get clicks. In fact, no one needs that. The irony is that this guy argues that a positive culture might have prevented this from happening while simultaneously spewing his own unique brand of vitriol and eschewing logic for broad-sweeping assumptions.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||This is just plain awful.||
This is just plain awful.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Anything other than a 7-0||
Anything other than a 7-0 start has to come off as a bit of a disappointment. If we drop any of those first 7 games, I'm guessing it would be UTL 2 but I honestly think we will handle the first half of the schedule without too much groaning around here. Playing at Happy Valley might actually be one of the harder games of the entire schedule. I watched most of PSU's games last year and they always played hard; with the exception of Fickell blowing a couple of games early on, they could have finished with a much nicer looking overall record.
After that, it obviously gets more interesting. Jake Ryan returns just as the schedule gets more challenging, but we advance to 8-0 after a spirited win against State. Devin accounts for 3 total TDs (2 passing, 1 rushing) and we head out of EL with a 27-17 win.
Nebraska will be tough. Their offense really shouldn't slow down much, but they are playing us at the Big House and we make it a point to give them a hard time for last year's hair-tearing-out loss. Robinson is all smiles from Jacksonville. M - 30, Nebraska - 24
Back-to-back road games against Iowa and Northwestern, respectively. I think by this point, Devin has passed for 24 TDs and has rushed for another 5. He is definitely in the "Heisman conversation." His CMP % is hovering around 62% and he has thrown for 2,254 yards.
Anyway, Michigan is now 9-0 and ranked #5 in the country behind a couple of SEC teams, Ohio, and Stanford. They roll Iowa and the defense is really starting to come along, as is the offensive line. A 10-0 Michigan team then heads to Evanston. Do they lose to a very good Northwestern team? Hell no. NW is a fashionable pick right now to be one of our losses but if we take care of business the way this team is designed to do, then I we beat them. It's close. It goes to OT. But ultimately, we win. A showdown of historical proportions emerges, as Michigan is now ranked #3 and Ohio is ranked #2. Both are undefeated. Both WILL play again in the conference championship. Who enters undefeated? Michigan, duh. Who wins that game? Michigan, duh!
Devin finishes the year off with 2,890 passing yards; 29 passing TDs and 7 rushing TDs. He's a stud and gets invited to NYC. He brings home the hardware, because an undefeated Michigan squad led by a stud QB deserves it more than ANYONE.
Of course, these are predictions COVERED in maize and blue sprinkles. I'm a diehard Michigan fan who can't accept that we might actually drop 2 or 3 of those games, likely as it may be. Go Blue!
My realistic prediction: 10-2, we rebound to beat Ohio in Indy, advance to 11-2 entering the Rose Bowl where we make amends for our poor Rose Bowl record in the mid-2000s and win, resulting in heightened expectations for the next year's team to make it to the NC game.
EDIT: Ficken's the name of their kicker.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||I don't have enough points to||
I don't have enough points to upvote this but I wish I could, about a hundred times. That is all.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Sierra Nevada Torpedo. It's||
Sierra Nevada Torpedo. It's not DaisyCutter but since I can't get that out West, this will have to do for now.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Classic||
Somehow, ESPN already has ND Lady Irish as a consensus preseason Heisman frontrunner.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Half Moon Bay||
Half Moon Bay is super nice. California definitely has some of the nicest golf courses around, but on most days, I would still trade the salt water for some Great Lakes freshwater. (The days I wouldn't trade usually fall between January-February).
|2 years 9 weeks ago||A very happy Friday to you||
A very happy Friday to you all. Celebrating the Summer solstice by making a trip down the California coast to Monterey/Big Sur this weekend. Heading back to Michigan in a couple of weeks. Thanks for holdin' the fort down for me, MGoMichiganders.