I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|1 day 22 hours ago||There are worse things||
to be terrible at.
Although, I find Groban to be a witty and ingratiating personality in general, as witness his two turns on Never Mind the Buzzcocks some years back.
|2 days 17 hours ago||For 10 years||
OSU fans have been able to say "We will always have Tempe."
Now we can do the same.
|2 days 18 hours ago||I vaguely remember||
talk was, at one point right around when the voting system started malfunctioning and going away periodically, of making a downvote cost a point to the person who cast it. I don't think this system was ever implemented, but this is where the discussion appeared to have converged after much experience with herd-downvoting, grudge-downvoting, clique-downvoting, suppression-of-principled-disagreement-downvoting, etc., and seemed to represent the highest development of the theory of downvoting and just never made it to implementation.
I think much of the jerk downvoting will go away once a downvote comes with a price.
|1 week 2 days ago||Not OT||
per MGoBoard FAQ:
I hope we're not going to take them lightly this time around.
|1 week 6 days ago||After||
reading the following:
I started expecting a fireball, so the actual video was somewhat of a letdown.
I wonder if this is the same as expecting to lose by 35 and then only losing by 11?
|2 weeks 9 hours ago||Nice to know||
Mgoblog is Ars-Technica savvy.
I suppose it should come as no surprise.
|2 weeks 10 hours ago||I was expecting||
I guess it's been too long since I saw the movie.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Is there||
a reciprocal obligation from the professional staff and AD?
If so, do you think they are measuring up better than the fans are?
(I'm thinking particularly of the "love for the game that isn't rooted in the almighty dollar.")
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I don't think||
Brian called the entire Michigan football program "horseshit," but the way you parse his comments may depend on how inclusively you define the words "entire Michigan football program."
I think that sounds over-broad.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||. . .||
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Is it possible||
to get passing and rushing yards as a percentage of opponent defensive avg. as well?
I'm not any kind of football mind, but since I was a teenager I have always thought it was misleading to count qb sacks as a rushing play. Is there as yet no consensus forming about making rushing yards sack-free, and counting sacks against the passing game?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Obviously||
the problem was with RR.
Look how he is stinking up the place at Arizona, and look how our program has taken off since we ditched him. Who would rather be cheering for Arizona right now?
The proof is on the field.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Maybe DB||
is floating this rumor so that, when M shows up wearing proper uniforms, everyone is so relieved that they don't notice M getting beaten 50-14.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Are you suggesting||
that Hoke has changed the tide on the rivalry?
P.S. -- In 1985, it was a very good year . . . .
|3 weeks 2 days ago||"Funky."||
Is this a pun?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Your word||
in God's ear.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Hand||
just chose dinosaur-y Alabama over MBA-driven Uniformz-y Michigan.
Michigan isn't winning as much as dinosaur-y Alabama or uniformz-y Oregon.
Uniformz may not be the answer to winning and losing, but they may have something to do with holding on to the devotees of the team that once wore what Bo once called "the uniform with the proudest tradition in college football."
What you're hearing is "feedback." "Whining" is just a term of arbitrary deprecation. Stop whining.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Well, so far||
we have threads deriding the abysmal playcalling, and threads defending it.
We also have a thread warning us about more uniformz shenanigans.
Why don't you start the "Uniformz Appreciation" thread?
Edit: This was in response to "No joke it's Hoke." Sometimes the response linkage seems a little hinky.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||The Brandon,||
the Brandon, the Brandon.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||"Beetles?"||
|3 weeks 2 days ago||For some reason,||
it's almost impossible to find this information with a simple google search.
White jerseys were instituted by the NCAA in the 1950's to facilitate viewing on monochrome (ie, "black-and-white") TVs of that era, even though the NCAA's first invasion of the television world was to ban broadcasts of games by Notre Dame and Penn in 1950. By about 1952, the NCAA had settled on the one-national-game-a-week plus regional broadcasts that more or less were the rule until the NCAA was successfully sued by Oklahoma and U of Georgia in 1981.
The white road jerseys were instituted sometime around the beginning of NCAA football broadcasting ca. 1952, although I can't find any explicit discussion of this on-line; I remember it was in the CTE story a couple of years back, I think in the New Yorker. I can't find that online either. According to a hit for "Dawgsports," the white jersey rule was lifted sometime around 2009.
You can see home unis on both teams in both the snow-bowl OSU game of 1950 and in the excerpts of the UM-USC Rose Bowl of 1948 posted to YouTube by WolverineHistorian. If the white-jersey rule has in fact been lifted, the Game would have been the perfect place to restore some real throwback action. Unfortunately, the MBA's are in charge with gimmick uniformz the new "tradition."
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Maybe Hand||
will flip back to us if we offer more gimmicky uniformz like we did in '11. After all, recruits eat that shit up.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Is that||
the "Tsar Bomba" of 1961?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||"I swear,||
some of you are more concerned about the fucking uniforms than winning the game."
I, for one, hate the brain-dead offensive play-calling and embarrassing losses as well.
But I think I'm also entitled to my own opinion on the idea of someone with an MBA mentality shitting all over that which Bo once called "the uniform with the proudest tradition in all of college football."
Losing is bad enough without the additional irritation of "what is that shit they're wearing?"
|3 weeks 3 days ago||RR||
never had anywhere near the third-best paid DC in D-1 football, either. If you factor for compensation, you get Borgerg.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||This is||
so not the time for a big-time coaching search.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I||
turn mine off, although the whole NSA thingy has me wondering if it matters one way or the other.
No-one loves a grammar Nazi, but I don't flinch from the opprobrium. This is Michigan, fer Gosh sakes.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||A clause||
with "dumb" and "ignorant" in it really needs to have a verb, unless it's an adjective phrase modifying "I."
In the latter case, you're missing a comma.
Edit: You need a comma in either case.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Why don't you put it||
in a comment? I'll read it.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Back then,||
each of the unending succession of crap seasons was immeasurably sweetened by wrecking an otherwise MNC-bound OSU team.
By 2002, when this situation was shaping up again, it seemed all the papers where I was were going "it would be better if M lost and gave OSU a chance at the MNC." I date the malaise at least back to that. Pounding a highly-regarded OSU team in '03 was nice, but it needs to happen more than once every 13 years to be enough.