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|3 days 2 hours ago||We have our own "Turkey Trot"||
Our daughter got the nickname "turkle" when she was an infant. So, we actually do a Turkle Trot. Exercising on Thanksgiving is our big thing.
|3 days 5 hours ago||"Super weird,||
(but) mostly incredible" pretty much nails it.
I love how they ended it by basically saying they like Michigan more.
|6 days 16 hours ago||I actually think you played that perfectly.||
Yesterday we had a family gathering. My wife comes from an entire family of Spartans. Her uncle, easily the most inflammatory of all of them, basically asked me to justify how Harbaugh could even be considered as good of a coach as Dantonio.
"It took Dantonio 4 years to win more than 9 games in a season at MSU. Harbaugh has at least two chances to do that in year one at Michigan."
I set the trap for him to respond with "yeah, but it's easier to win at Michigan." Of course he took it. I then responded with "yep, even after our 130+ year nadir as a program, it's still a better place to coach than MSU."
|1 week 11 hours ago||I think it's stupid either way.||
As a fan, I don't talk shit to any players when I'm in attendence, but I think a player or coach should absolutely never retaliate. They are representing a university. I am not. It's the same double standard we all have to deal with in our jobs. Someone can walk into my place of business and call me a "fucking dick." If I retaliate, I'm likely to be fired.
To go one step further, my behavior is not being witnessed by thousands of youngsters. Like it or not, part of the responsibility these players and coaches have is that they are role models. The standard for their behavior should be higher.
I'm not losing sleep about this either way. But I agree with the general sentiment that Cook's/MSU's behavior really does embody "little brother." Doesn't matter how good they are. They act like juggalos. As Brian said, a truer thing has never been spoken than to call them "little brother."
|1 week 12 hours ago||Agreed.||
I think it's going to be as soon as "one week from now us."
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Succinctly, we are relevant again.||
Lots of talking heads predicted 7 wins or so this year. I mean, we all kinda hoped Harbaugh would turn things around quickly, but didn't necessarily expect it. But clearly, we have a head coach that is not only a perfect fit in Ann Arbor, but is an elite-level coach.
I think Rudock is a solid QB, and seems like a great kid. But when this offense gets a guy that can manage a game and hit the deep ball, we will be top-5 caliber.
Enjoy the ride ladies and gents. As long as Harbaugh is here, we will be the Michigan we all remember.
|4 weeks 9 hours ago||After 2008, I swore I would never take bowl eligibility||
for granted again. Pretty much every single goal all Michigan teams have can not be met until after obtaining bowl eligibility. That's not to say kids come to Michigan to just go to any bowl. But, it's a integral checkpoint down the path of a successful season.
It's 15 extra practices. It's an extension of the Michigan football offseason solstice. It's a huge deal.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Agree with all of it.||
Jake will hit the deep ball at least once in this game.
As a fan, I'm always very excited for this game. But this year's edition has got to be the most intriguing that I can remember in years.
|7 weeks 13 hours ago||Then have someone stand next to you||
with a chintzy sign painted green that says "I actually got into both schools, but I chose MSU."
I think every MSU alum I've ever met has said something like that to me.
|7 weeks 13 hours ago||"Win out and its moot"||
I think that is completely accurate and it blows my mind. If Michigan were to win out, they would almost assuredly make the playoff. Of course, that's always the goal. But for this season, that was certainly not the expectation I had set. It still isn't, but it's sure as hell fun to talk be able to legitimately discuss.
|7 weeks 14 hours ago||We are moving in the right direction.||
Regardless of the outcome next weekend, that is clear. Moving "in the right direction" is a course we haven't been on in years as a program. That alone makes me ecstatic.
This season is starting to have that special feel to it as well. I would have been content with just "right direction." But now it's truly starting to feel like, every week, we are going to find a way to win the next game.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah me too.||
When I clicked on the thread, I was half expecting that I was going to read something like "seriously, bluewave720, it really IS Friday. Congrats, you are in the movie Vanilla Sky."
What's worse, is that since I so deperately wanted to believe that it was Friday, I just read all the comments in case I could find something like that buried in the thread.
|9 weeks 11 hours ago||PPR league||
In my flex I have to choose C.J. Anderson vs Andre Johnson. I've watched both Bronco games, and their offense looks pretty bad right now. But, Johnson has clearly underwhelmed thus far in Indy. I have a feeling Johnson is going to get back on track today. I also think Detroit is going play much improved team defense tonight.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||This is the most optimistic I've felt after a loss||
in years. That's a spectrum I never want to be on, but, IMO, there really were a lot of positives last night. Big mistakes will always cost you games, and that needs to be fixed. I think it will. But, I saw Michigan do a lot of little things that good teams do.
I know I will be excited for every game this season. I haven't felt that way the past several years and it killed me. I have the feeling that the Michigan team we see in November would soundly beat the Michigan team we see in early September. That development will be an enjoyable process to watch.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Agree completely||
We made some of the bigger mistakes that will almost always cost you games, and that needs to be fixed. I think it will. But, I felt like we did a lot of little things that good teams do. It sucks after all the hype to have to wait for a win on the field, but this is the most encouraged I've felt after a loss in years.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Been awhile since I've traveled:||
2001 Citrus Bowl
2004 Rose Bowl
Then I got married in 2006, so, like, Big Ten/Bowl tour is currently on hold.
2005 Wisconsin (night game) was the worst experience we ever had. It was the last season for Alvarez. We almost had to fight our way out of 2 different encounters with many Badger fans and we totally weren't being dicks. Just wearing Michigan shirts.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||9-3 regular season||
Bowl game victory against a higher-ranked team.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Late to the party,||
but this was a great idea for a thread. Thanks for posting it.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Me too.||
My confession is that I have broken an unspoken rule my wife and I have re: neutrality. When the wife is around, I'm all "both great schools." When it's just me and the kiddo, I say things like "in all seriouslness, Michigan is one of the top ranked schools in the country. When you're a little older, I'll take you through the dorms and show you where I lived my first year."
My kid is 6, but has already informed my inlaws (also both State grads) that she will be attending the University of Michigan.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||I heart MTG||
I posted above (or below, I'm on the app) that I'm such an addict with MTG. I play online as much as I can (limited) and continue to build EDH decks without really having many people to play with face-to-face.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||I'm still addicted to Magic||
I was hoping I'd find someone else mention it. I'm 37 and have come to grips with the fact that I love a collectible card game designed for teenagers. I play online all the time. While driving to and from work, I only listen to strategy podcasts on how to improve. My wife and daughter are very supportive of my inner nerd, just so long as I don't put it before them. I wake up at 5am on weekend mornings to play online keeping all of us happy.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||I just found out that I||
got a sort of promotion.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||If this is true, Hackett is an absolute legend.||
In less than a year, he hired the most sought-after coach in all of football and (likely) made an apparel contract change that by many insiders will significantly effect recruiting in a positive way. He has earned years of support. So, after cleaning up some huge messes and earning all the positive support associated with those changes, he may leave the athletic department to an excellent long-term candidate? I will be disappointed if he ever has to pay for a drink in Ann Arbor again.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||I'm not in favor of Michigan||
playing a game at a race track. But I would imagine a game vs ND after a several year hiatus would sell enough tickets to fill pretty much any man-made stadium.
|28 weeks 14 hours ago||Hmmmm||
I hated the bumblebee uniforms, but we were wearing them when State beat us.
I hated the 'Bama uniforms, but of course, that game was a nightmare.
I loved the uniforms we wore while winning the Sugar Bowl.
I love the original uniforms, as Michigan has won far more games than they've lost while wearing them.
Speaking for myself, it appears as though I really love whatever Michigan is wearing as long as they are winning football games.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||It's the first Friday in May,||
that means summer is coming. Following summer, we get football.
So for the next 7 months, we get great weather, football, or even both.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||I either reciprocate it,||
or if I'm really fired up, I say "Hell yeah!"
|32 weeks 5 hours ago||Just my opinion||
Agree with you 100% though that the bigger issue last year was coaching.
|32 weeks 6 hours ago||For me, it's hard to say.||
Last year's team was more talented than 5 wins, they just weren't mentally tough. I think if Harbaugh was our coach last year, we win 8-9 games. So, how much of a jump should we expect? Going from 5-win talent to achieving 10 wins is too much to ask for. But going from 8 to 10 certainly wouldn't be. I would be surprised if we won 7 or less. But I won't be surprised if we win 10.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Speaking of stupid,||
there was an MSU fan near me in the student section during that game. After MSU took a 3-0 lead, he yelled "scoreboard" a bunch of times. He probably heard "scoreboard" yelled at him about 1,000 times over the next 3 hours.