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|3 days 26 min ago||But the 8 times they abstain||
Will be with dignity.
|1 week 1 day ago||Touche||
You are technically correct. Which, scientifically speaking, is the best form of correct.
|1 week 1 day ago||Agree.||
Also, science isn't a fact. It's billions and billions of them.
|1 week 2 days ago||He reminds me of the "weekend warriors"||
they mention in the documentary "Cocaine Cowboys." Doctor and Lawyer types that would go absolutely nuts with cocaine on 48 hour weekend benders, then get up and go to work Monday morning. That picture of him, especially for a Sunday night game, could not be more appropriate.
|2 weeks 15 hours ago||I agree with you completely, OP||
I feel like the punishment for letting this stuff happen should be so utterly terrifying that whatever the fallout is for reporting the infractions seem minimal by comparison. Death penalty for PSU and Baylor, durations to be determined by how egregiously the predators are protected. Essentially, a linear plot.
The death penalty is a terrible thing to have to go through for a university. But no where near as bad as what the victims suffer. For any trolls out there, yes, if Michigan ever did this, I would also advocate a death penalty for that program. It boggles my mind that these situations are handled with anything other than zero tolerance and devastating repercussions.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I felt like you for a long time.||
Then our 3-9 happened. Losing 7 of 8 to those guys happened. I had to listen to people tell me, and my little kid, that "Michigan sucks," but not just as a football program, as an institution. I had to hear all the cat-calls and comments about how much better MSU was than Michigan, but not in any realistic kind of way. They have an awesome agricultural sciences program and teaching program. Michigan is better in almost every other way academically and our olympic sports have been nationally elite for decades. But, that didn't stop one of my daughter's teachers referring to her Michigan sweatshirt as a "form of child abuse."
Imagine the ending of Karate Kid if Ralph Machio taunted the shit out of the Cobra Kai over and over again. Then told Johnny how he was going to screw his ex girlfriend, and there was nothing he could do to stop it. After a few minutes of that, I would no longer see Johnny as the bad guy and would thoroughly enjoy watching him beat the shit out of Ralph.
I'm certain that at some point, I will go back to feeling like I did before. But for now, in response to "where are all the Wolverines?!", well, I am thoroughly enjoying watching your program turn to ashes, Mark.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||It's a good question, but for me,||
I'd be utterly disappointed if it wasn't Pearson. Him returning to Michigan would feel almost like Harbaugh returning to the football program in the metaphysical sense. I mean, in this reality, both men were essentially created to live long happy lives as pillars of their communities and coach Michigan sports.
|7 weeks 14 hours ago||It really is impressive.||
Losing a great coordinator should be bad. With Harbaugh, it's just a chance to watch him find another impressive addition to the coaching tree.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||I want my college football on Saturday,||
but playing a Sunday night game gives exclusivity. Long gone are the times of 125 scholarship rosters and overwhelming advantages for the big schools. We still have an upper hand, but 25 years ago there is a 0% chance that a WMU gets a chance to play in the Cotton Bowl.
By scheduling this game on Sunday, you pretty much guarantee that almost every football fan is going to be watching it. Especially given that it's at the beginning of the season when everybody is still starving for football.
This is like my cholesterol medicine. I'm not really a fan of it, but it's probably the right thing to do.
|8 weeks 17 hours ago||His 40 yard reverse time||
gets zero fakes out of 5
|8 weeks 4 days ago||But I think Colorado||
returned something like 19 starters which included a very good QB. Colorado is an outlier. Attrition, or lack there of, distorts the algorithm. For MSU, they were bad, are losing a bunch of dudes, haven't recruited well and aren't changing coaches or ideologies.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Much like Harbaugh's recruiting strategy,||
I am using this offseason to reload. Jumpman gray hoodie, two dri-fit shirts, an Orange Bowl hat and possibly a Orange Bowl shirt pending further openings.
Will definitely use a holiday gift card to add an "Orange Bowl Champions" shirt in a week or so if given the opportunity.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||My first though when I saw that was||
"Thanks for helping us with recruiting during the dead period."
|10 weeks 6 days ago||No question, that young man||
is easily the toughest hombre I've read about. Each surgery traditionally requires at least a pre and post op visit. More complicated ones would require more. So, not only has this dude crushed 90+ procedures, he's had to endure HUNDREDS of doctor appointments. Impressive to say the least.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Me too.||
Title alone is worth +1. It may actually be the best title for a thread I've seen on this site. Hopefully that changes in a little over a week when someone posts a thread titled "Michigan Big Ten Champion Gear."
|16 weeks 1 day ago||MSU has more talent,||
but I guarantee Rutgers is more mentally prepared/fired up for this game. MSU is reeling, and Ash will be able to sell "results" to his team if they win this game. It makes my little Grinch heart grow two sizes to be able to genuinely post this sentiment.
|17 weeks 21 hours ago||Farmington Hills||
Of course, I was in such a great mood, everything and everyone seemed awesome to me. So, in what little I heard him say, he seemed like a nice guy. Didn't know much about sports, as it sounded like his buddy was trying to explain to him what point spreads were at one point. He definitely seemed rightfully proud of his work and thought it was cool. Or, at least, knew that there are some people who would think it's cool. Probably how I'd feel if I met a non-football celebrity.
When we left, I really wanted to thank him for his work, but knew I'd come off as sounding a little creepy so I didn't.
|17 weeks 22 hours ago||My cool story bro:||
I took the Mrs out to breakfast yesterday and sat right next to one of the gentlemen who built that. I tried not to listen to the conversation he was having, but couldn't help it. Apparently, he had to fix two lights on it Friday. Also, he was told "make sure it's perfect, because Paul's coming home."
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Well said.||
I'm not a fan of the term "Little Brother," but it is far too accurate to avoid using.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Agreed.||
So the highlight of MSUs season is losing by two scores at home to their instate rival because that rival is nationally elite.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||+1 for being drunk||
and still awake at 2:30 am. I got drunk last week during the Illinois game and fell asleep by 8:30.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Agre completely||
I couldn't stop laughing after I read why he went for two. Before they went for it, I started thinking of all the possibilities as to why anyone would do that from a game theory standpoint. I eventually got to the point of "that's simply a mistake." What if we, somehow, ran it back for 2?
To hear after the game that he did it out of spite makes me ecstatic.
We just played against a coach that hates us so much, he let spite drive his final decision of the game instead of sound game theory. If I were a Spartan fan, I would be livid.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Taking the dog for a run||
in a minute with the Pokemon app open on my phone to track distance for my daughter's game. Then taking her to a STEAM something-or-other that's nearby. Following that, my wife, much to her chagrin, has to go bridesmaid dress shopping. I'll take the kiddo to a buddy's house and he and I will watch the game while our collective children shoot nerf darts at us. There will be multiple times the kids catch us almost swearing and they will taunt us with said info.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||For the first time in a very long time,||
we have the edge on them in virtually every tangible/intangible category including talent, coaching and mental toughness/intensity. I understand why some people are concerned about this game, but there hasn't been a bigger delta in this rivalry in decades.
We will bury them Saturday. After, we will not apologize for it.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||I agree it would be interesting,||
but based on how offenses have evolved over the past 20 years, I don't think it would be easy to make a direct comparison. Defenses have SO many more types of offenses to stop now. Or, at least, the differences in offensive ideology require such specific skill sets to be stopped. Even more of an argument for how Michigan's defense is having a truly historic season.
|18 weeks 3 hours ago||Not my comment,||
but someone here on the board recently posted something like: "the highlight for them this season will be watching that highlight from last season."
I wish I could remember who said that to give them the appropriate credit.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||That is the single reason why we will run up the score||
on them if we have a chance. I can totally see the postgame press conference where Harbaugh is asked why he went for two.
I keep imaging his response being something like: "I remember a while ago when we lost a real tough game. A real tough one. We had to watch the opposing team taunt our students and then one of the coaches taunted our fans. He kept saying 'Where are all the Wolverines at?!?!"
"Well (motions over his shoulder as if to point to a scoreboard), I don't think anyone is going to wonder where the Wolverines were at today."
|19 weeks 1 day ago||You are totally right about||
MSU always playing above expectation in this game. However, we finally have a coach that will ensure we are not outschemed and also not intensity deficient in this game.
It feels like it has been a very long time since we could say that.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||I felt at the time that the loss to Rutgers||
in 2014 may have been Hoke's death knell.
Insert Morpheus meme, fate is not without a sense of irony and all your recruits are belong to us.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||+1 OP||
No matter how awesome we are, it's always a great idea to pay homage to the gods of bowl eligibility.