I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|1 week 5 days ago||Pets.com wasn't even a||
Pets.com wasn't even a failure yet 15 years ago. Therefore, your statement is invalid.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||M 30 - Minny 9||
National Championship: Georgia over Stanford, 36-32
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Green River, Utah is close to||
Green River, Utah is close to some of the best desolation this planet has to offer; Moab, Sleeping Ute, Canyonlands, etc. Even though you could die there, it was probably worth it.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||If I ever hatch an evil-genius plan to take over the world||
I would like permission to use your thread title to announce my apocalypse, and in exchange I promise to do it right here on mgoblog.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Nicely done||
I see what you did there
|19 weeks 1 day ago||La Potee des Halles||
Great little place for dinner. It's at 3 Rue Etienne Marcel.
|1 year 3 days ago||They should focus on basketball for a while||
Fixing the football situation is easy: drop M and OSU in the same division, move the championship game to a home stadium and go to a 9 game conference schedule, 10 if they expand further. In general, football is already well monetized.
Basketball is not, and the Big Ten is a dominant basketball conference. I bet if they expanded the B1G-ACC Challenge into a full blown conference wide tournament, broadcast on BTN and the ACC Network, they could make a lot of TV money and eliminate a bunch of body bag pre-conference season games. Two weekends in December plus the week in between, after finals and before the decent bowls start. I would watch that.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Arizona||
Everything to lose and nothing to gain is Dave Brandon's wheelhouse.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Try this if that didn't work||
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Word. This should have been on saturday night||
I forgot about the game altogether until I saw this thread.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||This idea will seem downright bland, although familiar,||
after you see what they are doing in Moscow for the 2018 World Cup. If one particular stadium actually gets built as planned, it would set a good precedent for this Silverdome concept.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Michigan Stadium goes 4 weeks||
Michigan Stadium goes 4 weeks in 2012, then 3 weeks in 2013 without a game in late September/early October. Whats up with that, are they clearing out the great weather weekends for weddings?
|2 years 13 weeks ago||I think LSU's tempo drill was a big failure||
The winning strategy appeared to be all the fat guys lay down on the field when you get tired.
This worked out pretty well for LSU in the first half, since there is apparently no rule against that kind of delay tactic in college football.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Great Idea||
I have one suggestion. A section for reader input, whether wiki-style or stream of mgoconsciousness for each play would allow the community to chime in with thier own insights, etc in a way that has not been possible outside of real time live blogs.
I'm imagining two scenarios. One, Brian UFR's a play and says, "I think ...(something)... but the coaches may say something different in the comments" Let the coachy types comment right there, specific to that moment, and make us all smarter.
Two, a certain moment in the game induces a seismic shift in someone's personal philosophy, or maintains their status quo, which was previously in considerable peril. Like when Greg Mathews caught that TD on the wheel route against State in '07, or Braylonfest; or conversely when Appy State and then Dennis Dixon tore away the curtain earlier in '07; some enlightened mgouser probably remembers, "It was at this point that I realized ..." Let us all witness the moment and perhaps be enlightened ourselves.
Just a thought. And speaking of considerable peril:
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Brian hates Willie Heston so much||
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Exactly||
The surprising thing would be if the 2nd and 4th quarters were not a teams two worst defensive quarters, wrt to scoring defense.
On M's 2nd quarter flops, I think opponents spent the first quarter deploying their general gameplan and found the one or two easiest ways to eat up massive yardage. Then, they spent the 2nd quarter just eating up the yardage while we were powerless to stop them. RR/Gerg made some half time adjustments, and it was still bad but not as bad.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Will Campbell||
Then Kenny Demens, then Carvin Johnson/Marvin Robinson.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Please, thanks||
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Very good offense, piss poor defense. Why is it hard to accept?||
Arguing that Michigan's offense was not good enough, especially in that Wisconsin game, is like arguing that the moon should outshine the sun. It is absurd.
Even in the first half, the offense had two drives that would have been considered successful if they were delivered by a team that bothered to field a defense.
Possession 1: 1st and 10 from our one yard line, 35 yard drive and a punt to flip the field position
Possession 2: 50+ yard drive into the red zone earning a field goal attempt
Possessions 3 and 4: 3 & out resulting almost directly from a case of butter fingers.
In the third quarter the offense caught fire and scored as such.
RR did not suck at everything. At MIchigan, RR sucked at fielding a defense. RR sucked at fielding a kicking unit. He was fired because of the defense. He is legitimately very good at fielding an offense, and did so at Michigan.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||specific to recruiting||
"...gets it done in the classroom"
|2 years 35 weeks ago||Thanks Johnny, love your||
Thanks Johnny, love your writing.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Michigan's program was going in the sink regardless of Webber||
Take a step back and look at the whole picture. Michigan had indeed lost institutional control of the program; lots of kids got money from Ed Martin. The fact that Webber lied to a Grand Jury is independent of UM.
Our own emotional need to pick a single scapegoat should not cloud the fact that many factors played into the demise of our hoops program, from Ed Martin working outside the rules, to Martin getting into actual legal trouble, to the program and University ignoring outside influences to players, etc.
I find it almost impossible to blame the kids for these types of issues, especially just one of several kids who "broke" rules.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Reading coverage and finding passing lanes||
Reading coverage and finding passing lanes are his issues in the pocket. If Hoke can build in those skills, then great! Denard has the work ethic to learn and improve at anything. His height will always be an issue, but Troy Smith was short too. Chances are probably low that it works out, but Denard has made one quantum leap already; maybe he has another in him.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||May Jim Harbaugh have success in the NFL..||
But may he also spend the rest of his days being followed around by Michigan fans wearing our darkest blue M gear head to toe, silently staring at him like sad zombies.
|2 years 48 weeks ago||You're supposed to just know||
You're supposed to just know that Brady was the equivalent of a four star back then.
|3 years 1 week ago||Run the ball in the red zone. That means don't pass it!||
The offense is good enough to score without passing. Take all four downs and score touchdowns on the ground with no opportunity for picks or missed field goals. If they blow it, at least it was with their best unit. Penalties will doom this strategy, but whatev, interceptions are worse.
On defense, bring five or six guys to the backfield on every play and jump short routes, until OSU reaches the red zone. Forget about being "multiple." The defense is terrible, but they have to be able to execute "jam, stay inside of receivers at all costs, watch QB, play the ball" Then, play off in the red zone and let Pryor try to throw into a bounded sea of maize pants; this has worked to a certain extent in the past iirc.
|3 years 1 week ago||Leg(s) of lamb would be||
Leg(s) of lamb would be perfect, it goes really well with the sweet side dishes of Thanksgiving.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||College football||
College football is the only minor league football that will make money, because millions of people have a built-in emotional bond to local schools or their alma mater and will pay money to watch their teams play.
To get a minor football league to work well, you might have to disband college football.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Doesn't matter if they have Clay or not||
Wiscy will run on us a lot.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||Boise State vs. TCU is the most likely MNC game at this point||
Auburn is the only legitimate MNC candidate right now, but they will have to be special indeed to finish undefeated. The Iron Bowl will be colossal this year. MSU, Missouri, Oregon can all prove themselves in the next couple weeks. I predict all BCS teams will lose at least once, and BSU and TCU have made it unscathed to their two month long cupcake munch.
On that note, I will praying hard for MSU to lose next week, so they don't stumble over backwards into a MNC game matchup with the Mountain West.
Anyway, No. 1's losing repeatedly happens all the time. Its just as common as the 2005's and 2009's, where two or three teams plow through the entire schedule and stay 1-2.