the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
|3 weeks 5 days ago||This is what they do at the||
This is what they do at the university of Oregon and Oregon state. I live in Eugene. Granted, the tickets are "free" and you get them the week if the game. Still, if you don't swipe your card (ie miss) two games you got tickets for, you lose privileges for the rest if the year. And if you do it the following year penalties get worse. No fing around at Autzen.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||So the other networks get a||
So the other networks get a pass for just blindly posting a story CNN was running? CNN at least claimed to have a source. All the others were even worse because they just copied the story. Not that I'm happy with any of them at the moment.
|8 weeks 18 hours ago||Time for YOU to hang it up||
Time for YOU to hang it up buddy. Go sleep it off.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Yes I agree that this is||
Yes I agree that this is definitely not a foregone conclusion. Part of me thinks that Michigan is so hot right now that no one can stand in their way.
But I've had my heart broken enough times to know better. And of course it is ND, so anything can happen. I'm still stinging from that 2008(?) Frozen Four game.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||I am out of state as well,||
I am out of state as well, but I get the game on FCSA which I am guessing is Fox College Sports Atlantic? I pay for the extra sports package from Comcast though, so I'm not sure if that helps you.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Be careful jumping in the||
Be careful jumping in the PAC12 bandwagon. There is a reason they were all under seeded. It's because their conference is crap. Really, really bad.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||I thought I heard that he may||
I thought I heard that he may need surgery for it to fully heal. Maybe he figured it was best to wait until after the draft so that he could focus training? Not sure.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Groundhog Day...best ever.||
Groundhog Day...best ever.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||So this means Denard will win||
So this means Denard will win right? Any chance Swope got more legit votes?
|10 weeks 3 days ago||This contest is the||
This contest is the difference in me buying the game or not. Wish there was something I could do!!! Argh!
|10 weeks 6 days ago||I was actually at the||
I was actually at the rebranding ceremony tonight in Corvallis because I work at OSU (not that OSU). I like the new look personally. Not something I'd want Michigan to do obviously. But for the Beavs I think it works.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||I also think its important to||
I also think its important to consider that home court advantage is not just about the crowd.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Wisconsin is coming off a||
Wisconsin is coming off a double OT game that was played the day after our last game. I think that is a factor.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||It's all about the money. I||
It's all about the money. I worked for the sports marketing department when they made the switch and the high ups sat us all down and explained why we went Adidas.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||I'm more worried about||
I'm more worried about Illinois shooting 60% from 3 against us. We are their #1 rival after all.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Rogue is fantastic. So it||
Rogue is fantastic. So it Deschutes. And pretty much all the Oregon beer.
I live in Eugene, and I'm spoiled rotten.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||As another Wolverine living||
As another Wolverine living in Duck country, I agree with everything you just said.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Ya I'd rather this happen||
Ya I'd rather this happen tonight than score 95, and then lay an egg @OSU or @Minny.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||I'm surprised with the||
I'm surprised with the Wisconsin ranking. They lost 5 games this year too or 6? And only made the Rose because of I eligible teams.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||The problem is, if the||
The problem is, if the accusations turn out to be true then oregon would have to fire him. Because it means he knowingly deceived both the university and the NCAA. I'm sure he could still get another job after that. But his stock would plummet. He leaves now, and no one will bat an eye when the violations come down. As long as he is winning with his new team. See Pete Carrol.
|21 weeks 12 hours ago||We need some more from the||
We need some more from the OSU game. I know we lost, but Denard's run and some of the big hits by our defense were still very enjoyable moments.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||On another basketball note,||
On another basketball note, NC State just beat UConn on a neutral floor. Good to see a team Michigan beat take down a team that beat Sparty. I know the transitive thing doesn't work. But it's still good for NC State to get that win.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Since when does competing||
Since when does competing with A&M equal koolaide? Give me a break.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Looks like I was right in my||
Looks like I was right in my previous comment. It would definitely be better if you weren't making comments. With all due respect of course.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||With all due respect, I wish||
With all due respect, I wish you'd never say anything else on this blog ever again. It would be a better place.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||If you weren't happy after||
If you weren't happy after that game, you need to get some perspective.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Oregon is likely to be losing||
Oregon is likely to be losing their coach in the next few weeks from what I am hearing here in Eugene. It seems to be a foregone conclusion that Chip is NFL bound.
|25 weeks 21 hours ago||So one good year makes ND as||
So one good year makes ND as relevant as us? Ok buddy.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Knowing Hoke, I'm sure he||
Knowing Hoke, I'm sure he found Meyer at some point after the game. Probably back in the locker rooms.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||I'll be recording this and||
I'll be recording this and watching it after Michigan Bball dominates on the hardwood.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Is this for real? What game||
Is this for real? What game is that from???
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Heiko and Chantel...a match||
Heiko and Chantel...a match made in heaven? Oh ya and Borges too!
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Didn't UCLA get an exception||
Didn't UCLA get an exception to this rule last season? I thought they ended up 6-7 because of their loss in the PAC12 championship game but still made it to a bowl.
|26 weeks 16 hours ago||Agreed. I'm kinda surprised||
Agreed. I'm kinda surprised that game isn't OTB this week.
|26 weeks 17 hours ago||Let it go man. Let it go.||
Let it go man. Let it go. Beat Ohio!
|26 weeks 17 hours ago||Yep, it was at Autzen last||
Yep, it was at Autzen last year when Oregon played UCLA.
If Stanford wins next week it will be in Palo Alto, if Stanford loses and Oregon wins it will be in Eugene, and if both Stanford and Oregon lose it will be in Westwood.
|26 weeks 18 hours ago||I completely agree that||
I completely agree that Stanford is an excellent team, and UCLA will have their hands full in the PAC12 Champ Game regardless of who they play.
But I'd rather play the Cardinal on the Farm than the Ducks on the Pond (Autzen) every day of the week and twice on Saturdays. Oregon had their slip up this year. I doubt they will have another, unless it is against an SEC team in the MNC.
If UCLA is smart, they will take their chances with Stanford.
|26 weeks 19 hours ago||I actually 100% think this||
I actually 100% think this will happen.
I don't think UCLA will throw the game in an obvious manner. Or bench their starters like a 14-1 NFL team would.
But I do think that UCLA knows that they have a much better shot at the Rose Bowl against Stanford. They also know that the game next week is meaningless for them (unless Oregon loses again in which case UCLA could host the PAC12 champ game). Would you really risk injury to guys like Hundley or Franklin in a meaningless game? Imagine the press you would get if you lost your starting QB the week before the biggest game for UCLA in decades.
Stanford on the otherhand is playing for their Rose Bowl lives. It is a must win, so I highly doubt we'll see a let down.
All of this adds up to a highly unlikely UCLA win IMO.
|26 weeks 19 hours ago||Stnaford losing seems pretty||
Stanford losing seems pretty unlikely to me because that game is meaningless to UCLA.
Think about it. If UCLA plays their best and wins that game, their reward is heading to Autzen stadium to face what many people still beleive is the best (or 2nd best) team in the country.
Instead, they could simply rest their starters, get some good film on Stanford (who is in a must-win situation), and get ready to take on the Cardinal again the following week for the Roses.
I hate the situation there, but with the Conference Champ Games, it only makes sense for UCLA to give less than 100% against Stanford next week.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Oregon is going to drop.||
Oregon is going to drop. Probably to around 5 behind ND, Bama, Georgia, and Florida.
You just cannot lost to a team like Stanford at home and expect to get the benefit of the doubt from the voters. Especially when you're going against SEC teams.
And I know Stanford is a good team. But ND beat them, and they are considered an unathletic team and started a freshman QB in his first road start.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Sounds good. I didn't think||
Sounds good. I didn't think of you ND fellas for one second after we won the Sugar Bowl last season.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||You're just upset because you||
You're just upset because you WILL be left out of the NC unless Oregon or KState loses.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||I don't know man. It's not||
I don't know man. It's not like Gardner lit up the NW defense for 45 points.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||No worries. It was mentioned||
No worries. It was mentioned on a front page post about an email Brian received from a baseball player with the same injury. He had surgery and was 100% after recovery. Not saying that Denard's injury is exactly the same though. You could be right that they are hoping it recovers on its own.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||If he really was done for the||
If he really was done for the season, wouldn't they opt for surgery ASAP in hopes that he might recover in time for the bowl and/or the combine?
|27 weeks 13 hours ago||There is no chance of an all||
There is no chance of an all SEC title game unless all three unbeatens lose.
|27 weeks 14 hours ago||No but I watched Purdue and||
No but I watched Purdue and Pitt play this year. Both are horrible teams that almost won in SB.
|27 weeks 22 hours ago||Yup. Who is Alabama ranked||
Yup. Who is Alabama ranked ahead of that you think is a better team? Or has a better resume?
|27 weeks 1 day ago||When Chip Kelly heads to the||
When Chip Kelly heads to the NFL and the sanctions come down, Oregon will go back to being a so-so power conference team.
If Oregon is still among the nation's elite in 10 years I'll be very surprised. There is a reason they are below .500 over their 100 years of football.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||Oregon was dominated for most||
Oregon was dominated for most of the game and was barely able to tie it up late. I never felt like that game was in doubt.
The following season they did get spanked by LSU.
Alabama would beat Oregon this year too, and it probably wouldn't be close. We probably won't get to see that game unless both ND and KSU lose.
And if Oregon is where college foobtall is headed, that is a bummer. Did you watch USC-Oregon last week? Is that the kind of games you want Michigan and every other team playing? No defese, just see he can score on all of their possessions, instead of just 80% of them??? I really hope that doesn't happen.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||Under no circumstances am I||
Under no circumstances am I rooting for ND to win out. No, no, no, no, no...
The way I see it, the only team who could beat Oregon this season just lost. Oregon will most likely win it all. But I don't even want to see ND in the MNC at all.
If anyone can pull off a miracle in a one-off game, it is the domers this season. And that is my worse case scenario for this football season, considering Ohio isn't elligible.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||I hope this is true. But two||
I hope this is true.
But two of the other undefeateds (Oregon, ND, KSU) could definitely lose. And you know Bama will get in with 1 loss if that happens.
I think ND will lose to USC. Oregon and KSU look like they will win out. But if they don't we will likely see an SEC team in the NCG again.
|28 weeks 10 hours ago||I seem to remember some||
I seem to remember some called runs with Gardner. One was a QB sweep that picked up a first down.
|28 weeks 12 hours ago||Michigan - Oregon State in||
Michigan - Oregon State in the Rose would be amazing and I would be going.
|28 weeks 16 hours ago||LSU's fake FG is a close||
LSU's fake FG is a close second on the pathetic scale. I think it was 3rd and 12. Against Alabama? Nice call hatter.
|28 weeks 17 hours ago||The worst thing about sports||
The worst thing about sports fans is the way so many of them over react to a single event.
|28 weeks 20 hours ago||Another huge missed call was||
Another huge missed call was the punch thrown by an ND player right before the Pitt field goal that would have ended it. It was way after the play and two players were jawing at each other. Then the ND guy just punches the Pitt guy in the face. It was right in the center of the screen and right in front of two refs.
That SHOULD have been a 15 yarder and essentially ended the game, making the FG a glorified extra point. It was the kind of thing that players often get ejected for or even retroactively suspended. And to make it even better, the ND player who threw the punch got a sack in the following OT. Awesome.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||I'm not really sure I want||
I'm not really sure I want Bama to lose. If they do, and ND goes undefeated, we will 100% see the Irish in the MNC. Which would make me sick. Even if they do get blown up by whoever they face.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||Anyone else see the ND||
Anyone else see the ND defensive lineman punch the Pitt player right in the head on 3rd down before the missed field goal? Three refs were right there and didn't make the call.
Probably had something to do with the fact that it would have given Pitt a first down on the 10 yard line and essentially ended ND's undefeated season.
No one is winning @ND this season. Only Alabama and Oregon could overcome the refs there.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||I think it is a combination||
I think it is a combination of a conservative gameplan and average execution. The coaches seem to know that we can beat most teams by playing good defense and not turning the ball over. Combine the plan with a letdown after an emotional win and our senior QB getting injured and you get a 14 point loss to a solid team at their house.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||I'm with you NoVa, if the||
I'm with you NoVa, if the cardinals go down to the tigers, ill be happy for Detroit. I have lots of friends from my days in Ann Arbor who are huge tigers fans and ill be glad if they get a championship. Still, Go Cards!
|30 weeks 3 days ago||*fan (darn iPhone is causing||
*fan (darn iPhone is causing me problems)
|30 weeks 3 days ago||That being said, the tigers||
That being said, the tigers will and should be the favorites in the series.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||This may not be the 2006||
This may not be the 2006 teams, but I think both teams better than they were 5 years ago.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||I've got the Cards in 6 maybe||
I've got the Cards in 6 maybe 7 (assuming they make it).
|31 weeks 2 hours ago||I'll be watching the game||
I'll be watching the game from my seats in the Big House. So I'm not too worried about what channel it's on.
That being said, I'm grateful for BTN because it allows me to watch every single Michigan football game even though I live in Oregon now. Not to mention, all the basketball and occasional hockey games it allows me to see.
|31 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed. You can't beat game 7||
Agreed. You can't beat game 7 of the series.
|31 weeks 3 days ago||But was it as good as||
But was it as good as Carpenter, Game 5 against the Phillies last year?
|31 weeks 3 days ago||I wonder how much the weird||
I wonder how much the weird schedule played into the let down tonight. Tomorrow will be our 3rd game in four days. After not playing a live opponent in months.
Whoever set up this schedule did a terrible job. Homecoming or not.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||That is a huge bummer. How||
That is a huge bummer.
How does this injury compare in severity to a severe concussion, which is what I thought it was initially? In hockey, guys can miss a whole season after taking a nasty head shot, so I guess 6 weeks is a lot better than it could have been.
Still sucks for Jon though. I wish him a speedy recovery!
|31 weeks 5 days ago||Exactly this. I'm sure Purdue||
I'm sure Purdue also came into the game with this same plan considering what we did against them last year and Denard's performance against ND. It didn't help, even with a "solid" defensive line.
Illinois will certainly stack up against the run, as will MSU, Nebraska, etc. The difference is that Illinois simply does not have the personnel to stop us. We'll see about those other teams.
I expect to see a similar result to last week, with our RBs taking some of the prodcution away from Denard. Against this team, everyone should have holes to run through.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||It's funny that you say this||
It's funny that you say this considering he didn't really get going last season until the second half of the year.
I have no problem with giving Rawls or some other guys a few more carries, but to simply give up on Fitz at this point seems a bit silly.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks to everyone for||
Thanks to everyone for chiming in about visitor seating. I am VERY glad to know I won't be surrounded by Spartys!
Yes, these are single tickets, so no groups. But if you want to have your tickets ahead of time and don't want to pay a fortune, it's a good option. I was able to get two tickets within a few rows of each other, but I'm not sure what is left at this point.
Good luck to everyone looking for tickets!
|36 weeks 6 days ago||I highly doubt that Hoke was||
I highly doubt that Hoke was singling out AJ. Doesn't quite seem like his style.
|37 weeks 10 hours ago||Good teams? No. Outside of||
Good teams? No.
|37 weeks 19 hours ago||What do you consider teams||
What do you consider teams like ND, Oregon State, UConn, etc?
Those teams are not quite cupcakes, but definitely aren't traditionally strong (except for ND of course).
Those are the kind of teams I think are good for the non-con schedule. Assuming we move to 9 conference game, which would be my preference, here is what I would want.
1. MAC team
2. Mid-level BCS conference team (Vanderbilt, UCLA, Iowa State, etc) or ND
Then, replace #2 with a major opponent once every 3-4 years.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||It's 6am and I'm up watching||
It's 6am and I'm up watching football. If ND goes up big I'm going back to bed until 9.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||Based on what I saw last||
Based on what I saw last night, no. The only kickoffs I saw returned were either ill-advised returns from 8 yards deep or due to squib kick.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||Walk around the stadium until||
Walk around the stadium until you see the tunnel. You can't miss it.
Watching the Michigan-Alabama game from the field of the Big House sounds amazing! I wish I was still a student. I would definitely be there! Hell, if I was in Ann Arbor at all I would try to sneak in with my old MCard!
|37 weeks 2 days ago||This is the first time I have||
This is the first time I have heard anything about this.
If I was in Ann Arbor I would probably go. Although the atmosphere at Charlie's or the Jug will be awesome as well.
I wonder if ESPN will have cameras there, assuming this is actually happening.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||Can you list this bar for||
Can you list this bar for Eugene, OR please? We just started a spirit group there!
1680 Coburg Road
Eugene, OR 97401
|37 weeks 2 days ago||Here! Go Blue!||
|37 weeks 2 days ago||I will definitely add these||
I will definitely add these resources to the bar locations post and map.
The main reason I posted it on the board is because I just started the Spirit Group in Eugene, and I'm doing everything I can to spread the word and build interest in the area.
I posted something on here about the group a few weeks ago and heard back from a few MGoBloggers who might not have found out about the group otherwise.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||The last few paragraphs of||
The last few paragraphs of this post just blew my mind and simultaneously brought a tear to my eye.
|38 weeks 2 days ago||I live in Eugene, and||
I live in Eugene, and apparently this isn't a surprise.
Despite Bennett looking good last year when filling in for Darren Thomas, Mariota looked good in the Spring Game and Duck fans are in a frenzy over him. They are already saying he will be better than Dennis Dixon. Good luck with that...
Anyway, for what it's worth his name is apprarently pronounced MarioTAH, although I'm sure it will be pronounced incorrectly by everyone in the MSM.
|50 weeks 6 days ago||Settle down ace.||
Settle down ace.
|50 weeks 6 days ago||(No subject)||
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Thanks for the embed!||
Thanks for the embed!
|1 year 5 weeks ago||I am a huge fan of almost||
I am a huge fan of almost everything lagunitas makes.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Go Cards! The craziest and||
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Anyone know what the Columbus||
Anyone know what the Columbus fan reaction was to him in the Michigan gear?
I hope he keeps wearing it, but I'd hate for him to get shit for it every night from buckeye fans. He deserves better than that.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Time to make this happen||
Time to make this happen again...LET'S GOOOOOO BLUUUUUUUEEEEE!!!!!!!
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Ya out in the PacNW, cougars||
Ya out in the PacNW, cougars and bears are pretty common so you see a lot of information about how to react if you see one.
If you go backcountry hiking, keep your kids and dogs close. They are easy prey for a cougar.
Also, never ever run. Especially from a cougar. Have you ever seen how a cat acts when something runs away from it? Its game on and you are done for.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Wow...just wow. Talk about||
Talk about being embarrassed by your mother while at college.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||I have been thinking about||
I have been thinking about this for a while, but if we could ever get to a place in recruiting where we had 100% accurate data on who had what offers, it would be possible to put together some kind of ranking system that is based solely on the quality of offers.
Coaches are the best possible evaluators of talent, and that makes offers a better inidication of talent than the opinion of some guru for scout, rivals, etc.
You would have to find a way to quantify the "quality" of each offer. But it is something that I am sure someone on here *cough* Mathlete *cough* could probably pull off in a weekend.
Just an idea I had.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Brian you could not have been||
Brian you could not have been any more spot on with the Michigan Hockey fans comment. And the thing is, I didn't even realize it until you brought it up.
From the Billy Sauer meltdown to the NoDak beatdowns to the Air Force goalie going ham to sitting 3rd row in Xcel last year and watching Louie and Carl with a 2-on-1 in the waning minutes of the game only to lose in OT in the national championship...ugh.
Nothing has hurt me like hockey does.
And so when the dust settled after the basketball game on Friday, I simply threw my hands in the air and accepted the fact that in sinlge elimination tournaments sometimes shit happens. Sure it sucks, but like you said it does nothing to diminish the regular season and what these guys did.
I would under no circumstances trade our Big Ten title for wins over Ohio and USF. Maybe not even over beating UNC, although I doubt that ever could have happened. Making a tourney run is great and at the end of the day it is what college basketball is all about.
But for this team and these seniors, a conference title has to mean so much. And our time to run the show in the tournament is still to come.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||SPOILER?||
I've heard some VERY interesting things about what will happen in this finale. I won't share any of them here but will give a couple teasers. These are all rumors so don't take any of this too seriously.
For those of you who have followed the comics (not me), there may be a location change at the end of the episode that will be familiar too you.
There is also rumors of a certain new character from the comics being introduced near the end of tonight's episode.
I have also heard that this finale is going to be INTENSE. So....buckle up I guess? Is that only for recruiting?
|1 year 9 weeks ago||I'm very excited for this||
I'm very excited for this game and hope that the boys come out and take care of business.
Let's head into the tourney with as much momentum as possible!!!
|1 year 9 weeks ago||I don't know about you guys||
I don't know about you guys but I had a friend get UTL tickets for 100 each the day of the game.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Michigan an 11 seed! Will||
Michigan an 11 seed! Will play Oklahoma!!! Yes!!!!!!
|1 year 9 weeks ago||With our team, I have a||
With our team, I have a feeling that its a really good thing that people are picking Michigan to go down on Friday.
Our performance against OSU (and to a lesser extent Minny) was terrible. And I think people are reading into that a lot when they are saying we are going to be upset.
You can be sure that our team is hearing it all, and I think we will respond with a fury. Novak and Stu are not ready to go out, and Burke will want to show that the OSU game was a fluke. Hardaway will be fired up as well.
And let's not forget that Beilein has a week to get this team ready, and he has a great record of doing so. Our performance against OSU at home this year cam after a week off and that went pretty well.
Now I know the BTT was after a week off as well, but we didn't know we would play Minny for sure until the day before.
Long story short, I am confident that the team will deliver a good performance on Friday. Sunday will be tougher but there is not reason we can't beat Temple as well.
UNC woul require a miracle, but I'll worry about that when we get there!
|1 year 9 weeks ago||I found another setup where||
I found another setup where Michigan falls to a two.
- Michigan gets swept at the Joe.
- Minnesota, BU, Cornell, and AFA win their tournaments.
- Plus some other stuff in the 3rd place games.
However, while looking around I have also found some scenarios where we get swept and still get the 1 seed.
Bottom line is, if we can win one game at the Joe, I think we're in great shape!
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Can someone tell me exactly||
Can someone tell me exactly what he said?
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Updates please? In the car||
Updates please? In the car and still stressing after bball. Need to know score!
|1 year 10 weeks ago||I could be wrong on this, but||
I could be wrong on this, but I think that a big part of the reason that Brian relies on advanced metrics for basketball is that he does not know as much about the intricacies of the game as he does when it comes to football.
That's not meant as an insult in any way. I know very little about the inner workings of basketball, especially when compared to football.
Perhaps Brian defers to these statisitics for bball because they are the best way he knows how to predict what will happen, and instead of making basless predictions to appease the masses (like ESPN talking heads do all the time), he defers his expertise to KenPom.
I mean, sure it would make us all feel better if Brian said that he had a gut feeling we are going to the Elite 8. But that wouldn't make it happen. And it would take away from some of the professionalism that he displays on a daily basis. There are plenty of homers* around these parts already.
*including yours truly
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Not getting to watch these||
Not getting to watch these games is a huge bummer.
Is it possible that Michigan will broadcast it on MGoBlue for a fee? Seems like a no brainer to me. I would be paying no questions asked, meaning MOAR money for the U.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Of course they do. There are||
Of course they do. There are at least 2 of them (Izzo and Matta) that are definitely not voting for many Michigan players.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Although I'm disappointed||
Although I'm disappointed Burke didn't get first team, I know he has a bright future and will get his before his Michigan career is over.
Hopefully he can prove the voters wrong over the next month or so.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Since Crisler is currently an||
Since Crisler is currently an outdoor arena (due to the walls being ripped out and such), I am guessing it is something that happens early next season.
Hopefully all of this years seniors can come back for the event, but it will be a special night in Crisler for sure.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||And Wisconsin has an exciting||
And Wisconsin has an exciting style of play and exciting personel?
Other than Jordan Taylor, they are a much more boring team than we are. And are still ranked above us.
It doesn't matter, I know. But seeing big disparities between rankings and seeding in the tournament just shows you how bad some of the voters are at evaluating the best teams.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||They hopped on the Michigan||
They hopped on the Michigan jet and hoofed it back to willow run airport. Only ten minutes or so from Ann Arbor.
I heard they go to the film room with 6 minutes left in the game.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Anyone know what B1G teams||
Anyone know what B1G teams are already locked into a seed?
I am working on filling in my paper bracket in anticipation for the game.
Thanks in advance!
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Yes. It's ccha playoffs.||
Yes. It's ccha playoffs. Michigan has a first round bye. So the games this weekend will determine who comes to Yost next weekend.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||The bite is the hops they||
The bite is the hops they used in that beer. I thought it was pretty good for a spring seasonal. An unfiltered wheat with a slight hop profile. I'm not a huge Sam Adams fan but liked that one.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||At this point, I just want to||
At this point, I just want to sweep this weekend, sweep the CCHA 2nd round at home, and make the CCHA Championship game.
Even if we were to lose that, I still think we'd be a one seed. Heck we could probably even drop one other game and still get a 1.
Getting the one seed is mission number one in my mind because the NCAA tourney is such a crap shoot. Giving yourself the easiest road is all you can really hope for. Then you need good goaltending and some luck to get you the rest of the way.
I want a championship so bad this season. For Red, Hunwick, and the rest of the boys.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Same as last weekend. An||
Same as last weekend.
An Imperial IPA that I brewed from scratch with a couple budies of mine.
Drinking that while watching the '98 Hockey Championship and then Michigan vs. Northern.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||I'll be watching the new||
I'll be watching the new episode on my DVR after the grammys are finished. I'm on west coast time out here in Oregon.
I'm in agreement that the first half of season two really got bogged down. Although we did learn a lot about some of the characters. Hopefully it'll get moving quick this season.
In terms of what I am drinking. Well that is a special treat. A couple of months ago me and a some budies brewed our own Imperial IPA. 7.9% ABV, 94 IBUs, dark brown in color. It was our first attempt and it turned out really well.
We had a little help from Portland UBrew & Pub, so if you are ever in Pdx stop by anf give them a try.
And the best part about our beer is that it only cost us about $2 per 22oz bottle.
I love Beervana!
Enjoy the show everyone...
|1 year 17 weeks ago||WOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!||
|1 year 17 weeks ago||This is obviously nothing to||
This is obviously nothing to be concerned about.
Why would Gardner go anywhere when he is one year away from taking over the reigns at Michigan? Not to mention that he would have to sit out next year anyway if he transferred to another FBS school.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Stanford v Oregon II would||
Stanford v Oregon II would have been an ok game. Although it would have been at Autzen, and look what Oregon did to them the first time?
How about USC v Oregon II instead? That would have been an amazing game and it exactly what we would have had if USC didn't cheat their asses off.
MSU and Wisky were the two best teams in the B1G this season and earned the right to play each other last night.
LSU and Georgia both deserved to be in the SEC championship. Alabama had their chance AT HOME to get there and didn't do it.
ACC championship looked good too.
I'm not sure what the complaint is here.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||That whole passage is from||
That whole passage is from RCMB.
The OP just messed up on quoting it.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Losing a home game by 21||
Losing a home game by 21 points mind you.
I think we pass them!
|1 year 24 weeks ago||I just think that if Michigan||
I just think that if Michigan had avoided a couple miscues (Denard's fumble, Hagerups dropped punt) and the refs hadn't tried to screw us (Fitz TD), Miller would not of had that great of game.
Add another 4 points on to our total and take 6-10 off theirs and no one is talking about Miller's break out performance.
Plus I think we sold out for the run and gave Miller some easy throws to make.
At the end of the day, I'll beleive Miller is the next big thing when I see it. That team went 6-6 this year, so color me unimpressed.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||I think 736 actually. Is that||
I think 736 actually. Is that right?
|1 year 25 weeks ago||We live and Eugene and||
We live and Eugene and occasionally watch games at the Thirsty Lion when we are in Portland.
The bar itself is pretty nice and in the style of an English Pub. The beer selection is decent but not spectacular, at least by NW standards. Still has a good microbrew selection though, because you don't stay in business here otherwise. The bar is right in downtown Portland, allowing you to walk to the Brewery Blocks after the game if you are interested. I recommend Deschutes and Rogue. They are both doing some very excellent things with their beers this time of year and sell stuff at the bar that you can't buy in stores.
For big games (tomorrow obviously) it will get pretty packed which makes for a good atmosphere. It is a mixed crowd with equal parts old and young alums. The alumni association in Portland emphasizes that the Thirsty Lion is a family-friendly bar, so screaming profanity may not be a very good idea if that is your thing. Although that is true of a lot of bars.
Overall, I give the Thirsty Lion an A-/B+ grade and would recommend it to any Michigan fans who want to watch the game with fellow Wolverines.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||All of the kids parents are||
All of the kids parents are coming in for Thanksgiving dinner?
That's great. Do you know if this has been done in the past?
I was always under the impression that the team had to be away from their families for this one because of schedules and stuff.
So it's great to see Hoke bringing everyone together before The Game.
I hope the boys take care of business on Saturday, if for no other reason than they really deserve it after all the stuff they've had to indure during their time here.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||I was not a fan of the fake||
I was not a fan of the fake WR screen, throwback RB screen play that got picked.
Seems to cute to me and is asking Denard to quickly turn back to his left and throw a touch pass in traffic. I know Denard needs to make a better decision there, but the coaches are not putting him in a good position on that play IMO.
Other than that I have liked our gameplan so far.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||While its true that Hoke's||
While its true that Hoke's injury info is rearely reliable, I doubt he would say Denard is fine if that is not the truth.
First off, I understand why he may underplay the seriousness of the injury SLIGHTLY. Afterall, he doesn't want Nebraska to know if Denard's wrist is one hit away from knocking him out of the game.
At the same time, however, I don't think he'd say everything is fine if Denard has a broken wrist and no chance of playing. To me, that could lead to all kinds of questions after the game about Denard's toughness and willingness to play through pain. It could also raise questions about a possible QB controversy.
I really doubt Hoke would take that chance, seeing how he has defended Denard at every turn this season.
So in summary, I think that Hoke is being truthful when he says that the injury is relatively minor and that Denard will play. Is it sore? No doubt. Is Denard 100%? Nope. But he will play, and he will probably be his usual self (for better or worse).
|1 year 26 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
There seem to be some exceptions made for certain movements not being false starts.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||I know I can LISTEN to the||
I know I can LISTEN to the game.
But I, and several others on this thread, have memberships and yet cannot watch the game.
Some people are even trying to buy a membership an can't do it.
This is obviously going to make us all very mad.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||what did it say under the||
what did it say under the picuture on the event?
it says premium for me.
I am seriously pissed right now that I cant watch. I have a membership!!!
Why is there no phone number to contact?!?!
|1 year 27 weeks ago||YA this is happening to me||
YA this is happening to me also. My account says I have a free membership for the next month or two.
But it won't let me watch the game.
This is BS if id doesn't start working in the next 5 minutes. And of course you can't call CBS College Sports. They only take email questions. Ugh.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
I actually don't think that the nonconference schedule is that tough outside of the Maui games.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Hey outwest, Was looking at||
Was looking at your avatar and couldn't help but notice the Oregon sign.
Where you at in OR?
We are down in Eugene currently. Nice to see Michigan represented in the PacNW!!!
|1 year 29 weeks ago||You hate the Cards because||
You hate the Cards because they have been the class of that division for years.
Its understandable, but the best way to change it is to have another team in the NL Central be good for more than one year.
Chicago and Pittsburg have been down for a while. Houston too since the early 2000s.
The Reds had one "good" year when they made the playoffs. Same with Milwaukie.
But until someone else can be as consistent as the Cards, they will continue to be hated by their other division teams.
Oh and I hate the Reds too, but my reason involves Brandon Phillips and a certain pitcher that likes to use his cleats to kick people while in a fight.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Go||
|1 year 29 weeks ago||You're not alone. Lifelong||
You're not alone.
Lifelong Cards fan here who was born and raised in the StL.
It's not looking good for us at this point, but I will have a hard time being too disappointed even if we can't come back because of the great run we have had the past couple months.
At the beginning of Sept we were dead in the water.
Then, to not only make the playoffs but to knock off the Phillies and Brewers on our way to another pennant? Wow!
Losing will always stiing, but the way the Cardinals finished this season has made me as proud as ever to root for that organization.
With that being said, let's get a 9th inning comeback and then win it in 7!!!
And of course, Go Blue!
|1 year 30 weeks ago||With all the crap that has||
With all the crap that has been flying around here since Saturday, I have no problem with Brian or any of the mods locking down any thread.
Let's just drop it and move on eh?
|1 year 30 weeks ago||MSU is having their best run||
MSU is having their best run in probably 50 years and we are having our worst run in close to 100.
That's not to take anything away from them, but it is a simple fact.
What separates us from them is the ability to maintain a high level of success over the long term. I have no doubt that will continue to be the case moving forward.
We just have to stay the course.
So in short I disagree with basically everything the OP said.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Ya the second 4th and 1 call||
Ya the second 4th and 1 call was a killer.
You have to let Denard keep it in that situation and get the first down. I mean maybe they stop Denard anyway. But I'd much rather go down trying to do what we do best.
The problem with the PA on that play is that the entire defense is already keying on Denard. They know he is getting the ball. So to have him turn his back to the defense is just not smart.
I just have no idea why we felt like we had to go for it all right there. It may have cost us the game.
But with that being said, I think Borges has made a lot of calls this season that have worked out for us really well. Sometimes you make a bad one. I'm sure he realizes it as well and feel horrible.
We just have to move on from this one. I don't think we'll play a better defense all season, and we definitely won't play a more motivated one that this Sparty team.
Get healthy the next two weeks. Beat Purdue. And then go into Iowa City and show us all that this is not 2009 or 2010.
That will be the next big test IMO. If we lose to Iowa, the bad feelings from the past three years will be back.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Ya I live in Eugene||
Ya I live in Eugene currently, and if you know where Autzen is located, it is not surprising that no one is there right now.
Its about a 20 minute walk from campus to where Autzen stadium is.
Also keep in mind that it will likely still be dark here in Oregon when gameday kicks off tomorrow @ 6am local time. Throw in the fact that kickoff isn't until 7pm PT and it will probably be dead tomorrow morning as well.
But trust me, they are rabid out here when it comes to the ducks. It annoys the hell out of me sometimes. I can't ever go out of the house in Michigan gear without getting comments from somebody, usually bringing up the 2007 game. Doesn't stop me from sporting my Wolverine pride though.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Not trying to be a dick, but||
Not trying to be a dick, but you had to know this was coming.
Anyways, I appreciate your dedication to your superstition.
Keep up the good work.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|1 year 31 weeks ago||I am hoping that this is one||
I am hoping that this is one of those games that is supposed to be close, but we end up just blowing the doors off of MSU while announcing our return to (almost) being Michigan once again.
That is just my hope, and there is not rational basis for that prediction other than the fact that we beat an ND team that blew MSU up. Sure we had some help from ND in our win. BUT Sparty actually won the TO battle with ND as well, and they still lost.
What's more likely to happen is that this game will be defined by mistakes. If Denard makes the right decisions and limits out TOs to 1 or 2, I think we win a close one. If Denard serves up the picks again (especially in the redzone) we will lose.
Now I know MSU will have a say in this game as well. But I am just looking at this from a MIchigan perspective, as I know little about this Sparty team and what they are capable of.
I can't say that either team jumps out to me as the "better" team, even though Sparty fans think it is a no-brainer. It will come down to mistakes, desire, and passion. It is afterall a rivalry game.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Oooh a rare Brian board||
Oooh a rare Brian board posting!
Especially because it means Dunn is coming! Or at least in Kalis's opinion he is.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Ya there is almost too much||
Ya there is almost too much good sports on TV right now.
Michigan Football obviously.
Plus, and I know I won't be liked for this, I'm a life long Cards fan (raised in StL) and they are doing well.
Michigan Hockey just started up so that's another thing on the list.
And by the time it all slows down, Mich Bball will be underway.
Speaking of bball and football, have any of you looked at the calendar for the week of Thanksgiving this year?
Football vs. Nebraska Saturday, MBB @ the Maui Invitational all week, and then The Game on the following Saturday. Oh ya and just to top it all off, Michigan Hockey is playing both weekends with OSU before Thanksgiving and some non-conference games the weekend after.
Wow that is going to be a gooooood week!
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Here is what MSU did against||
Here is what MSU did against OSU's defense:
321 Total Yards
71 Rushing Yards @ 2.3 ypc
Cousins went 20/32 for 250 with 1 TD and 2 Ints
Here is what Nebraska did against OSU's defense:
423 Total Yards
232 Rushing Yards @ 4.5 ypc
Plus a 16/22 for 191 with 2 TDs and 1 Int perfromance from Taylor Martinez
So you can qualify MSU's numbers against OSU any way you want, but to me they do not indicate that the Oline "played pretty well." The rushing number were not good at all, and Martinez almost had a better day throwing against OSU than Cousins did (depsite only one sack against him).
I think people look at Michigan's sack numbers and don't think they get good pressure on the QB. In reality, we have made almost every QB we have played get happy feet in the second half. If we can do the same against Cousins we will be ok.
The biggest matchup IMO is Michigan O vs Sparty D. If Michigan scores 28+ I think we win the game. If we struggle to break 20 we lose. If we're in the mid-20s it could go either way. Not super inciteful I know, but its only Monday!
|1 year 31 weeks ago||I graduated in 2009. So I||
I graduated in 2009.
So I saw some good things (2006 football, one hockey frozen four, Lloyd's swan song over Florida, etc).
I also saw some bad things (basketball all but one season, 2005 football, the horror, 2008 football, etc).
But just because I am not in school any more does not make me connect with Michigan athletics any less.
Since I've graduated I seen AND attended the Big Chill, Hockey NC Game, UTL, along with a couple other football games that were less than notable (ie blowout losses).
I've also had the pleasure of watching basketball begin to turn the corner and football trying to do the same thing.
My point being that I wouldn't dwell on what four years you were at Michigan. It wouldn't have mattered what the state of athletics was during my year, they still would be the best of my life.
But even three years removed, I still live and die with all the Michigan teams. The wins still taste as sweet and the losses just as bitter.
That's whats great about going to Michigan. You're a wolverine for life. Period.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||There are really no good||
There are really no good choices for gameday this week IMO.
Mich-MSU is big but regional. Plus they already went to a Michigan game.
Oregon-ASU also regional. Plus they did an Oregon game. I will be surprised if Oregon doesn't roll.
I think Texas-OK State or Florida-Auburn would have been decent choices if 3 of those teams hadn't lost last week.
And that's about it.
So all things considered, Oregon makes the most sense. Especially since that is a night game, allowing Herbstriet to avoid a plane ride after gameday.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||IMO, all the bad calls||
IMO, all the bad calls basically resulted in a wash.
We definitely had some things go our way, and those will be highlighted since we won the game.
But there was some blatantly obvious holding calls against them that went uncalled. Whereas Michigan seemed to get tagged every time we made that kind of mistake.
Bottom line is that we won by 18. Sure NW may have come down to score on their second to last drive and made it a 4 or 3 point game. But we got them to 4th down for a reason. We were playing pretty solid defense in the second half.
If this had been a one possession game I could beleive that the refs played a bigger role in the outcome. But as it stands, the only thing the refs could have affected was the margin of victory IMO.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Not trying to be negative||
Not trying to be negative here, but the only game that I feel REALLY good about is Purdue.
That leaves MSU, Illinois, Iowa, Neb, and OSU which are all toss-ups IMO.
I think we will win 2 or 3 of those games.
So I predict either 9-3 or 10-2 I guess, but even that sounds unreal to me. I guess its all the darkness over the past 3 seasons that has me so leary.
I'll make my final prediction 8-4. That way I am very likely to be pleasantly surprised!
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Ya I was going to say that||
Ya I was going to say that Iowa or Illinois could end up night games, but those are in November as well.
So if that rule really does exist, than no more night games.
And even if the rule didn't exist, there is no way Brandon would spring another night game at home this season. One per year at home will be the max. And I'm happy with that.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||ya that is the first boob||
ya that is the first boob shot i have ever seen on this here blog.
let's separate ourselves as far as possible from RCMB please.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Exactly... Do you think||
Do you think anyone outside of Ann Arbor remembers or cares that we lost to OSU in 2007 because Henne and Hart were banged up?
At the end of the day the result is all that matters.
I would never wish injury on anyone, but if the situation as it stands gives Michigan a better chance of winning I will take it.
I promise you no team has or will ever feel sorry for us if we have injury problems. That's just the nature of competitive sports.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||What about Trumpy? I heard||
What about Trumpy?
I heard knee sprain right?
Seems like it will be tough for him to go 100% as well, although I wish him and Persa the best of health.
I will still be less nervous without them on the field though.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||I would love to see someone||
I would love to see someone put the videos of the two catches on top of each other somehow. I know little about video editing so I'm not sure if that's possible, but I'd love to see it.
I know the catches themselves were not that similar, but the circumstances definitely were.
4th and 1 - Michigan goes for it all when they could have played it safe.
:08 seconds left - Michigan goes for it all when they could have played it safe (if you consider a FG safe, which I don't, but whatever)
|1 year 35 weeks ago||There is also a Liveblog you||
There is also a Liveblog you can read through. So that should be awesome!
|1 year 35 weeks ago||"Her Loyal Sons" Has Some Excellent Schadenfreude||
"Her Loyal Sons" Has Some Excellent Schadenfreude
Especially be sure to check out the comments in the Let It Out section.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||This should put an end to the||
This should put an end to the "football is for MEN, stop being p**ssies" comments I have been hearing from some people, particularly ND fans.
I understand that yelling is part of the game. I played high school football and was yelled at plenty. But there is a certain way and a certain setting in which it needs to be done.
Kelly crossed a line IMO, and apparently some recruits and their parents feel the same way.
Sure, sure Bo yelled at his players too. But that was in the age before every single thing a coach did was caught on camera and scrutinized. Perhaps if Bo coached in this day in age he would have realized that it is inappropriate to attack a player like that on national television. We'll never know for sure but Bo =/= Kelly IMO.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||People die almost every year||
People die almost every year from knocking over vending machines on themselves. Seriously, that shit happens. You push the machine and it rocks back and then falls forward crushing you. Check it out:
I know that its a rare occurance but you'd think that after what happened with the scissor lift, they would have avoided Kelly telling a girl to slam against the machine.
Not to mention this video isn't funny and just plain sucks overall.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||I think that the (1) weather||
I think that the (1) weather combined with the fact that it was the (2) first game, (3) against a MAC opponent, (4) prior to a rivalry game, and (5) was a game we were never in a position to lose...
all mean that almost nothing can be taken from this game in terms of how the offense and defense will continue to perform throughout the rest of the season.
This could just be wishful thinking of course, but seeing as we don't really need to practice the zone running game, maybe we simply left it out for Western. Maybe the coaches wanted to see how we could run power against an opponent we should physically dominate.
Denard's numbers do concern me a little, but as long as he can avoid the turnovers this year I think he will be fine. I just don't think he's going to put up 500 yards of total offense all by himself.
But at the end of the day, wins matter most. I already saw Denard do a couple things last Saturday that I rarely saw last season. (1) He seems to make much better progressions in the passing game, moving from #1 to #2 pretty smoothly. (2) I saw Denard demonstrate a better awareness of when to take off on a called pass.
Of course the play where he almost threw the pick was scary. And the drive where he went deep to Koger despite having a wideopen check-down past the sticks is also a concern.
But overall, I think Denard will continue to get better making decisions, and he will still have the ability to make big plays whe called upon.
We shall see...
|1 year 36 weeks ago||I heard something about signs||
I heard something about signs in the residential neighborhoods preventing gameday parking there.
Does anyone know more about this?
Who would I contact to get details about where we can and can't park? The city of Ann Arbor perhaps?
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Perfect Thanks!||
|1 year 36 weeks ago||I agree with you. I think||
I agree with you.
I think the University thinks that by keeping the lots closed until 12 they will reduce alcohol consumption and all the problems that come with it.
However, people will still be drinking before noon. And the cluster caused by keeping the lots closed is going to be catastrophic.
I will be getting down to campus well before 12 come hell or high water.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
|1 year 36 weeks ago||People on this board seem to||
People on this board seem to have a lot of love for Irish.
And in general, he is pretty tolerable.
However, the weeks leading up to this season, he was a typical ND blowhard, spouting off like he KNEW they were BCS bound.
That's where he started to piss me off.
Of course, after the USF loss, he was on here acting much more humble. I do have to give him props for even showing up though. And his diary breaking down the ND depth chart was very informative.
Overall, he definitely makes some positive contributions to this board. But he needs to watch his tongue sometimes if he wants to continue getting all the positive favor he currently has on this blog.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Hmmm, it's hard to beleive||
Hmmm, it's hard to beleive that ND "ran wild" on us last year when they only scored 24 points.
Plus 7 of those came at the end of the game on the Rudolph pass.
So again, I don't think Crist an ND ran wild on us, unless you count one or two decent drives as running wild.
Now what Denard did? That was running wild!
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Didn't Wile kick in the||
Didn't Wile kick in the Western game?
Pretty sure he wasn't there last season.
Still if its hard to fix than its hard to fix.
We will see I guess.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Denard is the QB. And the||
Denard is the QB. And the most talented player on our offense. And the coaches most certainly saw what he did against ND last season (despite what they might say).
So I think Hoke and Borges will be able to lean on him planty if the game dictates that they do so.
I'm not saying that Denard will single-handedly beat ND again. But I think he could, and he will be given the opportunity if we are struggling.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||I think the line moving is||
I think the line moving is based on tons of people betting ND despite last week because of all the "mitigating factors" of their loss.
Every single ND fan's post I have seen since their game seems to be chalking the loss up to a fluke that says absolutely nothing about the quality of their team.
I won't argue that the cumulation of events that occured in the USF game is unlikely to happen again.
However, that doesn't mean that some of NDs mistakes were not on them.
The bottom line is that the QB who earned the starting job for them over the summer is now on the bench. I know Rees wasn't far behind, but Crist obvisouly looked better in the off-season.
And as we have all seen over the past 3+ years, things like muffed punts, fumbles, and dropped passes don't just disappear overnight.
They also missed a FG, and although their kicker is normally very good, we know that kicking is a mental game. He has to have just a little less confidence in himself now, and that could be just enough to produce another miss in a hostile environment.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||I'm 100% with you on this||
I'm 100% with you on this game.
Not only did the game/gameday weather suck.
But, my friends and I decided to tent camp near South Bend the night before the game because there were no hotels available and it seemed like a good, cheap way to spend a friday night in the fall.
It must have rained 5 inches that night, and all of our tents ended up with water in them.
I probably slept 2 hours that night, and then spent the entire next day getting more wet and reamed by fumbles and ND.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||My fiance's dad, a Duck fan,||
My fiance's dad, a Duck fan, was in Ann Arbor visiting for that game.
Needless to say, we stayed for the entire game with him.
At least one person in our group was happy.
Luckily, he's a great guy overall and wholeheartedly roots for Michigan any time they are not playing Oregon.
But that game was certainly hard to watch one week after the Horror occurred.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||If road games count, then||
If road games count, then 2008 @ND has to be up there.
Not only did we get curb stomped thanks to all kinds of yakety-sax, but the weather was horrible with multiple torrential downpours throughout the game.
That was my senior year, and I combined the ND game with the NW game plus a trip to Columbus all to see 3 wins.
That should be a Fandom Endurance Season Badge!
|1 year 36 weeks ago||I know you're just kidding, I||
I know you're just kidding, I think.
But don't all Michigan's and every other teams jerseys have a company logo on them?
Nike, Adidas, Under Armor, etc.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||IMO, I don't really care what||
IMO, I don't really care what Bo, Lloyd, or God Himself did with their special teams.
I just know that I think it would really hurt our team to lose Troy on the defensive side of the ball. If anything he's got a ton of experience and plays with a ton of emotion.
That being said, I don't want to increase the injury risk of a guy with a plate and 8 screws in his ankle. I know he hurt the other ankle but still...
He already plays defense people, the injury risk is high enough there.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||I also you can replay the||
I also think you can replay the whole game on the NBC site that was linked by Shirtless.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||If I went to the game on||
If I went to the game on Saturday there is no way I would be asking for a refund.
Unless of course I was a Western fan, then I'd think about it.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Damefan1 just posted a||
Damefan1 just posted a post-USF update on his blog.
And apparently the Michigan preview will be up later this week.
Looks like he has about 6 more days before he has to shut down his blog!
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Sorry, but I'm kinda getting||
Sorry, but I'm kinda getting tired of all the posts about problems with the stadium/gameday experience.
I know that we just had our first game and such.
But just in the past 3 or so hours I have seen posts on:
Pop Evil when players fill tunnel
Advertising in Michigan Stadium (kinda)
Was the Band miked up
The Band playing east
These are fine, I guess, but it seems that they could have been consolidated in some way. I would much rather see talk about the game itself, the players, coaches, etc rather than all this other noise.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Plus there are only two games||
Plus there are only two games between ranked opponents that I see next week.
Both are in the SEC, and neither are very sexy matchups.
I know neither Michigan or ND will be ranked, but I think they'd have to have a really good reason to ditch Ann Arbor.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Well if theyre not going to||
Well if theyre not going to Ann Arbor, their website isn't giving any indications.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Yes, I also have a badge from||
Yes, I also have a badge from that game.
But I think that the numbering may be all off.
The '08 ND game was before the NW game, so if we count that one does it change the number?
What were FE 1 and FE 2?
We need to establish set guidelines here.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||I would like to talk about||
I would like to talk about the Fandom Endurance Games, as mentioned in your signature.
Can someone give a rundown of those games.
I don't think this has ever been considered one, but if you are going to count road games, @ND in 2008 has got to be one.
We basically had the same weather as they had yesterday, minus the lightning and delays. My phone got so wet in my pocket that is never turned on again. All while Michigan was fumbling kickoff after kickoff on our way to a rout.
So what are all the FE Games?
Which is #1,2,3 4, etc?
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Its a difficult and fine line||
Its a difficult and fine line that we have to walk here.
Absopure provides the water stations in the stadium, and they have their signs up dont they?
MDen has stores in the Big House dont they? (Dont get me wrong, I love MDen and I realize that it is not even close to the same as StubHub, etc.)
Arent there dominoes and hungry howie's signs in the concourse as well?
My point here is, that although I see these things as very very separate, Dave Brandon probably doesn't make that distinction. He probably thinks that as long as its outside the bowl its ok.
I disagree with him, but as long as it doesn't continue to get worse, I'll survive.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||I think the UTL game will||
I think the UTL game will come down to the same things that almost all games do.
If we win the TO battle, don't give up big plays, avoid penalties, etc we win the game. If we can't do those things ND takes it.
USF almost blew the game yesterday by jumping offsides on a FG attempt and giving ND a new life in the redzone. I think Rees followed with a pick, but still.
Fortuantely for us, ND has already shown to be undisciplined and mistake prone. If we are lucky they will play tight, leading to more mistakes.
However, its also possible that they come out focused and determined and play extremely well.
I can tell you one thing. It is going to be LOUD and CRAZY in the Big House next Saturday. And that obviously favors us in every conceivable way.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Floyd definitely could go||
Floyd definitely could go nuts against us.
But you have to remember that we have beaten him the past two seasons, and in 2009 they had Tate. Both those guys tore us up, and we still won the game.
I think the key against Floyd, and ND in general, is to avoid the big play.
If we are giving up 50+ yard TDs similar to what the New Math did to ND in 2006(?), I think we are in trouble.
But when you keep Floyds catches contained to less than 20 yards, it forces ND to march down the field and get other players involved.
And if the last 2.1 years are any indication, they don't have the horses to deliver a victory with the rest of their offensive weapons.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Definitely. 9/13 with at||
9/13 with at least two of those passes coming in the downpour.
I know he has to be able to throw in weather conditions and all, but yesterday had to be tough out there. And MOST games will feature crisp, cool, and dry fall days in Michigan.
I like what I saw overall. ND will be a test, because I think gound yards may be tough to get. So Denard will definitely have to put it up some.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Well, on the Carder draw that||
Well, on the Carder draw that picked up a first down he was definitely doubled and helf his ground decently.
I think, but could be wrong, that JB Fitzgerald made the big mistake there. He turned and ran with a receiver instead of diagnosing the draw. If he had stepped into the hole, Carder would have been dead to rights.
Then again, Carder could have pulled up and thrown. Not sure if that's an option for him on that play.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||i agree that Western's||
i agree that Western's running game gashed us on a couple occasions.
But looking at the box score, I believe they only averaged 3.8 ypc. Which isn't bad.
I think that climbs up to around 4.5 or so without the sacks. Which against WMU is a little troubling.
it will be interesting to see what the UFR shows though, because on some of their big(er) runs, we were definitely in nickel or dime and had almost no one in the middle of the defense behind the line.
I'm sure ND will be in lots of 3 and 4 WR sets too though, so we'd better figure it out.
Maybe we will just big a blitz heavy team this year?
|1 year 37 weeks ago||In Hoke's post-game presser,||
In Hoke's post-game presser, I think someone asked him about Barnum (although I couldn't hear the question.
Hoke responded by saying we didn't dress him, and nothing further.
Not sure that means anything, but its interesting with all the misinformation out there on a relativley minor situation.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||But did Bo direct his tirades||
But did Bo direct his tirades at the players? Or the refs?
All the highlights I have seen of Bo show him screaming at officials.
But Kelly cusses out players and assistant coaches like crazy.
I almost feel bad for Crist, that guy looks like an abused puppy. Scared to make a mistake.
Now, I didn't grow up in the Bo era so I could be wrong in my assessment. If so please straighten me out.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||No, the guy was atomic red.||
No, the guy was atomic red. Like the surface of Mars or something.
At one point I could see he scalp where he is balding, and that was beat red.
His reaction to the Crist endzone INT was equally embarrassing ans funny at the same time.
Watching those rants make me LOL while also feeling uncomfortable. Its kinda weird.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Sorry, but I hope we don't||
Sorry, but I hope we don't see him on KO coverage any more after that near miss.
I like what Hoke is going for, and we definitely need help on the coverage teams. But lets give T-Wolf a pass.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||It could be their best||
It could be their best offense and defense since 1994...and they'd still only win around 8 games this year.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||I still think our offense||
I still think our offense could have trouble slowing down the ND offense. Especially if we can't get to the QB.
But, USF was in prevent defense for what seemed like an eitre quarter. Giving up 15-20 yard passes with very little effort.
Could have skewed things a little bit.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Is this from||
Is this from tonight?
Because tonight's freak out after the INT off the helmet was absolutely EPIC.
Please .gif that!
|1 year 37 weeks ago||I be like dang...||
I be like dang...
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Can someone please make a||
Can someone please make a .gif of Brian Kelly absolutely losing it after that interception that hit off the WRs helmet?
It was 100% pure Columbian awesome!
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Can someone please make a||
Can someone please make a .gif of Brian Kelly absolutely losing it after that interception that hit off the WRs helmet?
It was 100% pure Columbian awesome!
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Actually it aired on||
Actually it aired on Verses.
Which is hilarious IMO!