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|3 days 6 hours ago||Thanks||
I really wanted to see that GIF.
My fantasy for the season would involve that GIF on offense followed by that defensive touchdown against Iowa, looped together. Forever.
|3 days 6 hours ago||Ace may have GIF'd it||
But doesn't that link go to a .png file?
|6 days 8 hours ago||Sure you can||
You do it by not acting like the little brother any more. In my family, my youngest uncle fell out of the little brother role probably twenty years ago. In part this was because his older brother had his own struggles, but it was largely because my younger uncle was his own man and stopped defining himself in relation to his brother.
For the Michigan State fanbase, they could stop treating Michigan like it was the only game on their schedule. They could stop thinking that a one-win season would be considered a success if Michigan was the one win. They could stop getting more joy out of Michigan's struggles than they do out of their own successes.
I don't actually see the Michigan State fanbase doing this, though.
|1 week 1 day ago||What program has Bielema built?||
Prior to becoming head coach at Wisconsin, he had never been a head coach. Wisconsin's program had been built up by Barry Alvarez, who took the Badgers to the Rose Bowl three times.
Wisconsin did go 12-1 in Bielema's first year, 2006, but the Badgers under Alvarez had been in bowl games the previous 4 years and 10 of the last 11. In Alvarez's last season, they won 10 games, including a bowl win over Auburn.
So while Bielema did a great job of continuing the program he inherited from Alvarez, he certainly did not build it or any other (although the jury is still out on Arkansas).
|1 week 2 days ago||You mean the second and the third movies?||
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome was after Mad Max 2.
|1 week 3 days ago||Wasn't it four Super Bowls?||
Unless we're thinking of different former Notre Dame quarterbacks who played for the 49ers.
(My apologies for the minor nitpick, by the way. Otherwise I agree with you completely.)
|1 week 5 days ago||More likely none of them if Hoke is fired||
I don't see Harbaugh coming either. He's in the NFL, he brought a team to the Super Bowl and I don't see him leaving until he wins one.
Mattison is probably gone if Hoke is fired.
Nussmeier could stay, but I think it's unlikely. A new coach is probably going to want to bring in his own OC. Although there's a tiny chance that Nussmeier is promoted to head coach, but I think the odds are low. Also, if Hoke is fired, offensive performance is almost certainly the biggest factor.
Barring a complete collapse, in my opinion Brandon should keep Hoke around for a fifth year. A big part of the reason that Michigan has struggled last year and to a lesser extent in 2012 is the lack of quality seniors recruited in the Rodriguez era. Hoke has done a good job rectifying that. A big part of the issue we've had on the offensive line is all the young guys we've had to play because Rodriguez didn't recruit for the OL. The senior and fifth-year senior OL that you would normally expect to see in the program just aren't there.
|1 week 5 days ago||That's how I took it as well||
Even the folks climbing the most isolated peaks of the Andes can't deny that we'll miss Gallon.
|1 week 5 days ago||Mail a copy of the print edition to the AD||
And thank Dave Brandon for the great press.
|1 week 6 days ago||Inspired||
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Absolutely||
My naive first guess is that QB is the position where position switching is most common (at least after the two-platoon system was allowed by the rules). This is in large part because of the Big Ten's history as a running conference.
I found another example, by the way; Denny Franklin played WR for the Lions for about a season. I don't think this would be considered successful, but it also depends on how you define that (whether by number of starts, number of years in the league, number of years in the league with at least x many starts, etc.).
So yeah. Probably not a big factor, but I thought it was interesting.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Other things skewing numbers||
I can think of a fair number of quarterbacks who played other positions in the NFL or other sports. Rex Kern at Ohio State (played DB for the Colts), Rick Leach (baseball), Antwaan Randle El (although drafthistory.com has him down as a WR) and of course Denard.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||This is a bit optimistic||
But isn't any conference team we don't play a potential opponent in the B1G championship game? My understanding is that we play all the teams in the Whatever-The-Hell-They-Call-It-Now Division and only miss some of the teams in Whatever-The-Hell-They-Call-The-Other-Division.
Edit: I did not see realistic opponent.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I was thinking elective surgery||
As long as anesthesia is involved.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I'm pretty sure you're right and it's 1982||
Jim Young stepped down after the 1981 season, and while I couldn't find a decent photo of Burtnett I'm pretty sure Young's not up there.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Taken down||
Should I be grateful?
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Looking forward to Dime a Dog Night!||
I'm sure Dave Brandon is looking into it as we speak.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Is there a good reason||
You can't just skip these?
|6 weeks 6 days ago||I really doubt it||
While Barwis was undoubtedly overhyped, he was at a minimum competent in the job. The same goes for the guy Hoke brought in, Aaron Wellman.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Trolls never completely disappear||
They pop up periodically under new names.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I assume he's Brazilian||
Although then he'd be on suicide watch, so maybe not.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Not entirely fair||
His decision making improved dramatically from the '87 to '88 seasons. In 1987 he was a turnover machine with 16 interceptions with a completion percentage of 47.6%. In 1988, he didn't throw one interception and his completion percentage went up to 57.1%.
To be fair, he was the backup in 1988 so he only threw half as many passes, However, he was the starter after Taylor was hurt against Ohio State and USC.
I would have liked to have seen how he would have done in 1989 as a starter had he not been kicked off the team. Even if Taylor had done the job Brown would have played extensively after Taylor's injury against Notre Dame that year.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Dual citizen here who hates the damn Beer Store||
It (and the LCBO [Liquor Control Board of Ontario]) are remnants of Prohibition and are hurting the craft beer industry in Toronto. (Edit: And in the rest of Ontario.)
As an aside, I believe the Beer Store is only in Ontario.
|10 weeks 4 hours ago||If they make it into the championship game||
They have a chance of winning it. It's way too early to say how much of a chance. Maybe they can win if they play well and the other team makes a few mistakes; maybe they'll need the other team's bus to get lost on the way to the stadium. Hard to say before a singe down has been played.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Exactly||
Rutgers is on the schedule for the next two years, so if this kid ends up starting he's likely to play against Michigan.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Remember 2009?||
Navy nearly beat Ohio State, 31-27. That was the year Ohio State ended up beating Oregon in the Rose (finishing 11-2).
Sure, I wouldn't be surprised to see Ohio State blow out Navy. I also wouldn't be surprised to see them struggle. With a new OL. In their season opener. On the road.
Michigan used to play Navy fairly often in the Bo era. A lot of those games were blowouts, but several of them were far too close for comfort.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||A maize and blue tutu||
Thank you very much.
|11 weeks 10 hours ago||Better childhood nutrition||
Average height has been increasing for generations most likely due to improvements in childhood nutrition.
|11 weeks 10 hours ago||Didn't he make something of a jump as a senior?||
I remember him as being much improved then.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Could that be a response to the halftime outage||
A couple of years ago? (Seems plausible, anyway, but I might be delusional.)