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|21 weeks 18 hours ago||Most people thought the Amaker years were unacceptable too..||
Michigan has historically been a basketball power. Final Fours in the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s. Maybe not on the level of Duke/Kentucky/UNC but there's no reason Michigan should ever be down.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||As a fan with no control over the situation||
I prefer to keep my expectations in check. Let's face it, the next 2 years or so could easily see losses to both OSU and MSU each season, based on the talent gap alone. Is Brian a downer because he predicted losses in those games in his season preview? I don't think so. I'm not saying it'll always be like this, just that it'll be like this in the near future (1-2 years).
I used to put a ton of emotional energy into my Michigan fandom but with the way the program is right now, there are way more lows than highs. I purposefully scaled back my fandom in order to deal with it. Call me less of a fan, I don't care - after the MSU loss I was fine, whereas several of the friends I watched the game with were literally crying and went home, while I went out bar hopping and had a good time. I can't control it, so investing that much esteem is just an effort in futility.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Not trying to be a downer||
just calling it like it is. I have a lot of hope for Harbaugh, but the situation is what it is. OSU and MSU are at such an elite level right now that even if Michigan does make it to that point within 5 years, the games will still be 50/50. In the meantime it's hard not to forsee more losses on the way.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||I want to believe this||
but I'm starting to feel like this is the new normal. OSU and MSU are the new "Big 2" and the rest including Michigan are the "Little 12". If MSU wins next week it'll be the third year in a row the winner of the OSU-MSU game wins the Championshiop.
This board is still living in the 90s. Pretending Michigan isn't a huge step below those programs in this day and age. Anyone under the age of 25 can hardly even remember a time when Michigan deserved to be on the same field as OSU. I grew up rooting for Michigan, graduated from there (twice), and moved on. I was in 7th grade for their last great victory over OSU.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Eleventh loss in twelve years actually...||
Lloyd + RR was 7 years, this is now the 4th loss since 2011...
|22 weeks 3 days ago||How many 11-win seasons will it take||
for this board to realize that MSU is not going away while Dantonio is still their coach?
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Crashing back to earth||
Let's be honest, looking back at the whole season, it was definitely an "okay" year. I don't know if I can quite bring myself to call a season in which we lose to OSU and MSU anything more than that. Sure the shutout streak was fun but that same defense gave up 373 rushing yards today and literally didn't get another stop after the roughing the kicker penalty. To be honest, if you had taken a poll of Michigan fan predictions, 9-3 would have been the average. Even Brian, who is more realistic than most, predicted 8-4. I'm not trying to be like OP and crap all over the coaching staff - they did what they could with what they had. But to call it "above and beyond what almost everyone expected" is an overstatement.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||I'll be in a submarine||
on a secret spye mission in the arctic ocean below the north pole. Any ideas on how I can watch the game?
|22 weeks 5 days ago||I've been buying tickets at the gate for years||
and never had a problem getting a decent deal. Best luck I've had is when you catch people as they're heading in along Stadium. These people are usually eager to just get to the game and if you lowball 'em they'll usually cave.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||25-11 Michigan||
|24 weeks 1 day ago||I have the photobomb shirt||
and my non-Michigan friends always ask me if I'm a Bob Marley fan
|25 weeks 3 days ago||MSU's ranking became irrelevant the second they lost||
The CFP ranking doesn't matter anymore. We need OSU to beat MSU and then we beat OSU. That is the only conceivable scenario where we win the Big 10 and have a shot at the playoff.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||This whole ordeal is just absurd.||
I hate how this has all become such a contrived ritual these days. Some player blows a game, anonymous no-brained trolls lash out on twitter, regular people go above and beyond to support that player. Rinse and repeat.
Don't get me wrong but seriously people, it's just a football game. The outcome isn't going to improve your life as much as you think it is. Why must we go through this outrageous saga over and over again? All it proves is that we care wayyy too much.
Obviously the real culprits are the lowlife trolls but at this point if I'm Blake O'Neill I'm feeling a tad patronized by my supporters. Dude is an Aussie stud playing football for free on one of the best college campuses in the country, I seriously think he'll be okay...
Frankly I feel much more outrage toward the limitless internet trolling that goes on every day, preying on the weak and insecure. The mental suffering that it causes is immense, but you won't ever see them getting NYT articles, tweets, or ESPN segments for support. Not that he doesn't deserve it but I think it's a bit malapropos that as O'Neill is being showered in compliments there are millions of much more vulnerable victims suffering alone and in silence.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||I second for Watership Down||
Definitely an all time classic, and way too good to be just for kids.
There's a movie too, which has scenes that will horrify both adults and kids alike!
|41 weeks 3 days ago||Spartan Stadium for the trash tornado||
The experience was made worse based on the outcome, sure, but even ignoring the actual game it was pretty bad. Our seats were near the top of the upper level, so it was like watching a game from the top of a skyscraper. They had one tiny, grainy scoreboard that just played fast food ads and clips from 300 over and over. And the flying trash. Oh, the flying trash. It was everywhere. Pretty sure the place is actually supposed to be a wind tunnel, and they just happen to have football games there once in a while.
|44 weeks 5 days ago||I feel bad for Pipkins||
but mostly because he was a victim of bad timing. Like Saban, Meyer, and the others, Harbaugh is setting a precedent. Players at 'Bama have no room to complain now if they're pushed out, since everyone knows that's what 'Bama does. I see it coming to that at Michigan, but at this stage Pipkins is clearly a victim of the transition.
Let's be honest with ourselves though, this is what college football has become. Michigan can either be squeaky clean and keep getting dominated by OSU, or they can choose to roll with the big boys. There is no middle ground.
|44 weeks 5 days ago||We can finally say||
RoJo is BLUE! (without crying)
|48 weeks 5 days ago||I used to be a Lebron hater||
but honestly the way he's acted over the last several years has made me come around. And given that I'm now aware of what an a-hole MJ was and is, I hope Lebron will surpass him.
|1 year 1 week ago||This is a great story and I'm glad you shared it||
I think a lot of people don't realize how important it is to exhude confidence in everything you do. Granted, it's often quite hard and stressful to do that, and you risk getting into confontrations.
Harbaugh is the epitome of confidence. I've heard stories of people who grew up with him, and they say he has always been like this even since his peewee football days. Obviously it's gotten him extraordinarily far in life. It's also possibly the reason for the friction in SF. Thankfully for U-M fans, Baalke and York are incredibly short-sighted and couldn't take it anymore. Their loss, obviously.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Next year.||
I mean c'mon what kind of question is this?
|1 year 4 weeks ago||I know most people here despise Duke||
And I get it. I, however, am not old enough to remember Laettner or the Fab Five... so admittedly I harbor little ill-will towards them other than for the fact that it's boring to see them win all the time.
Now, it would have been nice to see another winner for a change, not to mention being good for the Big Ten to finally have a National Champion. And after the performance against Kentucky you can't say Wisconsin wouldn't have deserved it.
But dammit, I was right there in the Maize Rage for DEATH TO BACKBOARDS. Hard to believe, but Brust's half-courter hurt even worse. So screw Wisconsin. And after Michigan's heartbreak against Louisville two years ago, there's something oddly satisfying about the Badgers choking away a 9-pt second half lead in the final...
|1 year 4 weeks ago||I actually agree||
Hard to argue that game wasn't a masterpiece for Borges sans the 2-pt conversion play. I really believe it was Brandon who forced Hoke to fire Borges that offseason. Of course, given that Gardner wasn't able to play in the bowl game they probably would have crapped the bed against K-state anyway. The question is, would that have been enough to get Borges fired? I'm thinking probably not, since ruining Meyer's perfection at OSU would have been nirvana. The bowl game would have been a pass instead of a final test.
For all the flak Borges gets on this site (not undeservedly), his offense did manage to put up decent numbers for most of the ho-hum games. Unlike Nuss's offense, which was just atrocious all around. I honestly think with Borges they could have gone 8-4 and maybe even 9-3. Minus the guaranteed losses to ND, MSU, and OSU, the schedule was fairly light. Gardner and Borges clearly had some semblence of chemistry. Consider he went from 9.7 ypa in 2012 to 8.6 2013, then dropped to 6.7 in 2014. I don't think that's simply due to the loss of Gallon, but I could be wrong.
With Borges in the mix for 2014, would the ND curb-stomping have still happened? I say it's probably still a loss but not the utter anihilation it was under Nuss. So I really think it would come down to Gardner's performance in the Utah/Minnesota games. Bottom line is, if the Morris Incident, the student anti-Brandon rally, and email-gate had never happened, I doubt Brandon would have been canned.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Even if you forgot it was April 1 he gives it away so easily||
Second line is "Let me start off with saying first of I, a man of great insignificance, have scored an exclusive interview."?
C'mon, you don't start off an April Fool's joke by reminding your audience of how improbable the background to your story actually is.
This was just poorly done.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||I don't understand why Michigan fans are in denial over this||
MSU has a national championship and 7 Final Fours in the last 15 years, the most of any other coach in that time period. Even if you are going just by National Championships, Izzo has as many as Kansas and Kentucky in that time span, which is 1.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Word on the street is||
Rojo is BLUE!
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Out of curiosity||
How does one go about peeling butter?
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Your brother will have a great time||
As long as he embraces it. Imo you are right - your mom is worried about her "baby" not having a good time. But by 10th grade the time for lazy summers is over. This is something he could put on an early resume down the line to get a jump on college jobs and internships.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||the car post had 300 responses||
In his defense...
And he has hardly reached the level of that "I retired today" guy
|1 year 8 weeks ago||The funny thing is, if this were football...||
and we were talking about the SEC, all we would hear about is how great the SEC is top to bottom. And how the 6th place team in the SEC west would easily beat the the conference champion from any other conference (as in Michigan would beat Kansas).
|1 year 9 weeks ago||I typically watch games live for this reason||
but I think it's a reasonable request. Turning notifications off after games and then on again is a bit of a nuisance.
Jeez by the responses in this thread you'd think OP was asking them to sacrifice their firstborn.