Blue in a Red State
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|10 weeks 4 days ago||Wouldn't that be great? If we||
Wouldn't that be great? If we could return to the norm in TO differential during B1G play, we may actually stand a chance.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Three games down, Turnover||
Three games down, Turnover margin is 1:8 in favor of the bad guys. Yet, our cumulative score is 86 to 55, good guys. This will not hold up if we cannot take care of the football. What gives?
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Don't forget Arkansas||
We played Arkansas in 11'/12' and this year. They were super pesky both years. Last year we looked like a deer in headlights... this year they hung around and made a tough game of it. I worry that VCU is a lot stronger than Arkansas. Should be a doozy tomorrow!
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Just to clarify||
Sexual orientation is a protected class in your state, California. However, it is not a protected class federally and in many other states and local jurisdictions. So, he may actually be an employer, but in one of those unprotected states. I understand the passion... but, man, get your facts straight before laying down the wood on someone like that!
|1 year 49 weeks ago||73 - 56 Beilein||
73 - 56 Beilein
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Charles White phantom TD||
Great timing on this thread (at least for me). My parents just came across this old photo from an uncle who passed a few years ago (Michigan Alum). He's got a few great bits of Michigan parafanalia (hoping to get my hands on some of it).
Since I was 4 when this occurred, I had to dig a bit to figure out what this play was. When I read about the controversy, it became quite obvious why there was so much outrage after looking at where the ball in this picture is bouncing!
|2 years 35 weeks ago||Somebody forgot his Lithium||
Somebody forgot his Lithium tonight! Just need to calm down. Everything is going to be okay... even if you stop condescending to internet people!
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Well... shit!||
Well... shit! I just grew 10 gray hairs!
|2 years 40 weeks ago||Like a lot of other posters,||
Like a lot of other posters, I was pissed off during the RR years. I couldn't believe he'd try to run his offense with the talent we had on that roster. But, I still had so much hope that he'd lift Michigan out of the doldrums of offensive mediocrity, bland playcalling and risk aversion. So, I went looking for some other angry and passionate Michigan fans. I felt like Mgoblog gave me a fix... something to soothe my ache... so, I kept visiting. Eventually decided to put in my oar and as you can see by my point total... that occurs ever so rarely! This is the only site I check on a daily basis and since some days are slow, I find myself pouring through everyone's comments on OT stuff like this!
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Seriously?||
Novak played his ass off today!
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Seriously?||
Novak played his ass off today! Agree with the play call comment though.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Why not put the ball in Novak's hands at that point?||
Don't get it???
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Oops||
Double post... oh no
|2 years 44 weeks ago||What was Hardaway thinking?||
That was awful!
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Tie it up baby!!||
I thought this one was long gone... why did we have to wait till now to start playing? Is Arkansas just tired?
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Wow...||
From down 20 to down 2... way to gut it out!
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Lets make a run!||
too little too late?
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Go Blue!||
The only thing more enjoyable than seeing Izzo have a fit on the court after than half court violation was Michigan beating State at their game!!! Give me some of that love! Go Blue!!
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Our rivalry with MSU||
During my years at Michigan I developed an understanding of the rivalry with MSU, with sentiments that have stayed with me in the subsequent 15 years... please tell me if I got it wrong...
As Michigan fans, we do believe there is a rivalry and like all rivalries, we care about it. Depending on who you talk to, it ranks as the 2nd or 3rd priority rivalry for us (mostly 3rd behind Ohio and ND). MSU fans hold this rivalry as their 1st priority. Since it is a lower priority rivalry with us, it gives Michigan fans the advantage of perspective and some degree of emotional separation (which we don't experience when it comes to Ohio). Recognizing this advantage, Michigan fans exploit it with hyperbole to MSU fans, claiming the rivalry doesn't matter or that we don't care (which is not fully true for most fans of Michigan... but certainly has some degree of truth to it as seen by comments from out of state posters). Like a big brother attempting to get under the skin of his little brother, we know the buttons to push and often get the reaction that reinforces our behavior... an emotional outburst. This is when MSU fans tend to "see red" and go on the attack with comments about Walmart Wolverines and pompous Michigan fans...etc. Like a big brother, satisfied with what we've done, we sit back and snicker proudly at the fact that the responses are silly, predictable and always good for cheering up a Michigan fan. In turn, the MSU fans' hate grows even more and the perspective that we are a bunch of arrogant jackwagons is only reinforced. Which leads back to the cycle of hyperbole/emotional outburst.
This has been my MO with MSU fans since my days at Michigan and I've seen this exact behavior in many a Michigan and MSU fan since that time. That said, the reason so much blood has boiled over Hart's "little brother" comment is because it is such a perfect metaphor for the rivalry. Unfortunately, it seems the past few years, little brother is all grown up and is exacting revenge by beating the crap out of big brother! But, big brother has started going back to the gym and all will be right again soon!
With regards to the sign... the rub seems to be that these students are not continuing the tradition, which is slightly annoying. However, they appear to be young in the ways of Michigan fandom and I for one welcome them to the ways of the Wolverine. They will learn in due time that there are expectations for how Michigan fans relate to MSU. They'll get it right. In the mean time, I admire the creativity and appreciate that these guys were having a good time in New Orleans (wishing I were there).
Is that about right? I welcome correction... certainly don't want to hang on to misunderstanding.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Visited South Bend with my family several years ago...||
... we found a place to eat near the student dorms. We sat by and watched as the football players pulled up to the front of the dorms, got out of their cars, opened their trunks and had women (assume women athletes) unload their cars and lug their belongings to their dorm rooms! You can call me old school, but I just can't let go of the idea that the men (boys, in this case) ought to be lugging the womens' heavy stuff and not the other way around!
Since that visit, I could never watch a ND game or see a ND football player without thinking about how rediculous that looked!
|3 years 11 weeks ago||I want...||
... an uncle like your uncle! He sounds awesome!
|3 years 14 weeks ago||Great diary||
First of all... yer perty smart!
Second, this validates a lot of those "feelings" so many of us have... that the PAC10 looked scarier than they turned out to be and that Michigan was on the verge of having a really solid team, but just never seemed to make it happen (last few years at least) and that teams like Iowa somehow seem to perform solidly despite appearing to be fairly mediocre.
Thanks for the hard work!
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Living in Cville for about 5 years now...||
... and for the first time since I've been here there is energy behind both the team and the coaching staff here. Like UM, UVA has a lot of youth getting PT. If some of their players make the same leap Morris did last year, UM could be in trouble. We need to hope some of our young guys match their talent improvements! By no means is this game a gimme.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||That's sick!||
Okay... I have a hard enough time dribbling the ball with my left hand. Trey is dribbling two balls at the same time, while being forced back by a bungee cord! What? That's fantastic!
Was anyone else super impressed by the back to backs in the video... showing the move in practice with obstacles, then in a real game? How great was that?!!!
I can't wait to see him hit the floor with the rest of our Wolverines!
|3 years 35 weeks ago||On pins and needles! Go Blue!||
On pins and needles! Go Blue!
|3 years 37 weeks ago||I say send the Freep writers||
to Columbus. They'll get to the bottom of this real quick! Someone call Rosenberg and Snyder... they'll give us all sorts of scathing anonymous quotes from disgruntled former OSU players.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Don't understand||
why people get so wound up about multiple posts on the same subject. I understand that it is not efficient and in an ideal world we have one place to go for every topic... but, c'mon! For real... don't click the link or read it if you are so bothered by it.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||So Close!||
Does anyone else feel like we're so stinking close to beating a top-tier team that we're due? If we beat State and beat Ill in the first round of the BTT, we really have a shot at finally breaking through against the Bucky's. How sweet would that be? To get our revenge from last year's Evan Turner prayer!! I can only hope that the NCAA selection committee sees us as a compelling upset possibility, given how close we've been all season!
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Using B as my average or a||
Using B as my average or a meh... because... well, because its my opinion and I can.
First rating is on campus alone. Second on surroundings (town/city and beyond).
UM - A-/A (lived there, attended)
UVA - A-/A (live there now). Campus is beautiful and historic. Landscaping is a discredit to the University. Charlottesville is amazing, including the natural beauty surrounding the town.
MSU - B+/C (lived there, attended). Beautiful landscaping. Architecture is unimpressive. E.Lansing... well, lets just say I'm glad I don't live there any longer!
ND - B+/C-
NW - B+/A (lived there). Evanston and access to Chicago are great!
UNC - A/B Chapel Hill is a pretty neat place, just not much to it
Duke - A+/D Durham = terrible; Campus is absolutely beautiful
IU - A/B
UI - B/B+
Purdue - B+/C- Was surprised, after hearing about how horrible Purdue was for years, at how nice the campus is
VMI - B/B+ Lexington is a cool little town
USMA - A-/C- West Point is an impressive place to visit
USAFA - B-/B Architecture is meh, but the surroundings are beautiful. The Springs is urban spraul meh
UW - B-/A
NCA&T - B-/D
N.Ill - C+/C+
SIU - B/C
W&M - A-/B+
JMU - C+/B-
Loyola (downtown Chicago) - B+/A Great location! Lots of fun to be had
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Were you even in Evanston?||
I lived in or near Evanston for 7 years. There is loads of stuff to do in Evanston... entertainment, fantastic food, natural beauty, shopping and great people. The fact that you can then just jump on the El or Metra and be downtown in minutes is gravy! You must have had a bad host or bad map while visiting.