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|1 day 31 min ago||Smith||
I doubt Smith knew or cared 17 was the guy who hit Evans. He just loves running over people.
I know he isn't the most talented back we have, but I think I will miss him more than any back since Hart. As Brian wrote better than I "Smith wants to End you". Love that attitude.
|1 day 2 hours ago||OSU||
This seems like a typical overreaction of a fanbase not used to losing ANY games, let alone to Penn State. My bet is, OSU blows out NW, probably by 4 scores, and rolls to the game looking like the unstoppable juggernaut they did earlier this year.
The Game to me is 50-50.
|6 days 17 hours ago||This||
I used to watch every Lions game. At least part of it. Even 0-16 I saw at least a half of every game. I'd watch Michigan about half the time. No body bag games, or Illlinois, but the good ones.
Now I live 1,000 miles away from Michigan, there are 126(?) college 1A teams, and can watch every single Michigan game (except M-MSU one year, who knew). I see about 3-4 games a year of the LIons.
This is a much more mobile society than even 10 years ago. A lot more people aren't residents of where their hometown team is now.
I'd watch my Lions if I could. No, I won't pay extra for it, it IS the Lions after all. You would think they would make more money selling out of market games to ESPN, than they do on Sunday ticket.
|1 week 1 day ago||PC||
Until consoles can realistically replace a DVR or cable box, I'm in this boat. I don't play enough games at my age to justify a PC and a console.
I think I'd miss the constant background reserach on which video card gives the best bang for the buck, or is a SSD worth it (oh yes) as well.
|1 week 1 day ago||Surrender Cobra||
Thank you for defining what that "Surrender Cobra" means. I stopped Googling these 15 minute memes, and don't do the twitters and the like, but that one had me genuinely curious.
|1 week 2 days ago||Hoke||
Hoke or Pelini would make sense if Purdue wanted to go the normal route. In 3-4 years they would have much more talent at least. Both can recruit. As long as Hoke didn't hire a bunch of retread coordinators like he did at Michigan, he may do ok.
So, if the networks are paying off the Big 12 to not expand, can the Big 10 pay off Purdue to fold their program? Indiana is barely big enough to field one decent 1A football team, let alone 3.
|1 week 6 days ago||FCS||
Personally, I've advocated for the State to step in with the directional Michigan 1A schools, and make them drop to 1AA, those 3 schools, then add Wayne State, GVSU, SVSU, Ferris St and perhaps a couple of those Ohio/Indiana 1A schools that have budget issues, and you have a FCS conference. Decent travel costs, lower expenses for the directional schools. Win-win.
Big Ten deciding no 1AA games puts a crimp in the revenue stream a little, but it's still a sound idea.
|2 weeks 22 hours ago||Purdue||
I don't know why we can't just merge Purdue and Indiana. Aren't the schools 50% joined at the hip anyway?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Perception||
Honestly, I would have said the exact same thing, in reverse.
If you don't see how our victim culture is slanted against those accused of rape, especially on college campuses, you have blinders on.
Waking up in bed with another person you don't even know the name of was called Sunday morning when I went to college. Now, it might mean jail time, or the dreaded sexual offenders list for life.
Don't misunderstand me, rape ranks right up there with murder and child molestation as unforgivable crimes in my book. But presumption of innocence is still a fundamental principle of American justice.
|3 weeks 22 hours ago||Point||
Good point. I never really thought about how many people may travel back to Michigan on that weekend, due to it being a Holdiay.
Between the Lions on Thursday (I know, but I don't see them much on TV now that I'm out of state), and the Game on Saturday, Thanksgiving weekend has turned into a stay-cation every year.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Carpetbagger||
A million years ago in the Army, I hung out with a 13 year old, when I was 18. Thank the lord someone told me she was young before anything happened, because I had absolutely no idea.
13 isn't always what you think.
|6 weeks 1 hour ago||Yep||
I assumed the same, go left. I also missed the big hole to the right, with plenty of blockers. I do wonder if that's too far for someone like Smith though. I still prefer big backs to run north-south if at all possible. Not just for the yards, but because you then force linebackers to commit early to all run action.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Agree||
Like Hands to the Face and Chop Block penalties, I think Targeting is mostly accidental. It's hardly the UCF players fault McDoom turned low. I thought the UCF guy even had an almost perfect form tackle going, until it impacted the helmet.
I think the 15 is fine, you have to try to protect players as best you can in tackle football, but the ejection should be for guys who lower their eyes/helmet, or obviously target the head.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Smith||
Completely agree. The guy being blocked by Poggi had his half a man, so Smith's job is to cut off Poggi's butt, I believe. Well played defensively by UCF. Smith made all those yards, imho.
The big backside cut that Brian was referring to on Isaac, I saw too. Live, I don't know if a guy Isaac's size is better served cutting back that far though. I prefer big backs to get some speed up, use that mass, get a few yards, rather than fiddle faddling around in the backfield for no gain every other carry. Make those linebackers know they have to commit early.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Senior Class||
I think a good part of it is the class distribution. Next year 50+ scholarship players are going to be 1st and 2nd year players. Half our 2 deep next year will be these players, get 'em some experience.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||2009||
2009 was no different. Tressel never felt threatened, so didn't see any reason to try anything fancy.
In fact, that's my only concern with Doc Brown. How many offenses called off the dogs when they realized BC's offense was no threat? Only worry I have, and no way to know until we play the games.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Paid||
Guy's gotta make a living. The alternative is a subscription model. Which I would pass on.
I like free. Free is good.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Bush 2||
If you are actually asking, that word (stategery) was used by Bush the Younger in a press conference. I know the press and some comics amused themselves for some time with that word.
I still use it. Given English's penchant for creating words, I think it's fantastic. In it's usual context it conveys quite a bit that the original word does not.
|10 weeks 19 hours ago||Sparty||
Maybe it's because I've left the state, but I still don't feel that way. The last 8 years are so are the abberation, that will eventually go back to normal. State will always be my second favorite team, despite their obvious little-brother attitude issues. I think Dantonio is a fantastic coach, who gets more out of his players than just about any coach in the nation. He knows the buttons to push to get the best out of his guys, it just happens to be Michigan is the button.
I have to also thank my sister, who is a huge Spartan fan, for not rubbing in that crap ending last year too. She was as shocked as I was. I gave her 8 points this year, just for being nice. (I think we cover easily though).
|10 weeks 19 hours ago||Win||
The committee is not going to leave out a conference champion with 1 loss over a SEC West team that couldn't even win it's division. It's simply never going to happen.
Now, we could lose out if we have 5 conference champions with 1 loss and/or Notre Dame is undefeated. But no, just no. That travesty of a Alabama/LSU rematch was foisted upon us by media groupthink, not the committee.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||100%||
Agreed. Same problem with Rey. It's like she was Luke, Han and Leia rolled into one character and poor Fin got to be Chewbacca.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Community||
Yes, I know this is a U of Michigan board, and thus also full of grads of U of M, but anyone who is paying for college should strongly consider Community College. I don't know the price difference now, but when I went it was 1/3 the cost. It's mostly crap classes the first two years (unless you are AP), so why pay more if you don't have to?
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Paying||
If my kids want to go to college, they can pay their own way. The Army paid my way, but if my kids find a better way, such as scholarships, then great! I was never a very good student, or athlete.
It won't be some sort of shock to them. Just as my mother made clear early on I was an adult at 18, so it is for my children.
Mad Hatter post earlier made tons of sense if you are paying, instead. People tend to place as much value on things as they pay for.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||And Etc||
And any of 1000 other end-of-days warnings through the media over the last 50(?) years. At about 40 I just decided to ignore it all. I'm still planning on avoiding the Middle East in general, and the Caribbean in the summer, but everything else I just consider noise.
If you are concerned, and want to avoid something, I don't blame you, but I'm just over it.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Green Country||
Most everyhting east of OKC is green. Think of what most people think of Arkansas, then make it quite a bit flatter. Nothing like what I expected either.
Two things I give the locals crap about, Sooners are always premature, and that the locals were on the wrong side of a little war back 150 years ago.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Pearson||
Only thing that makes sense to me. I would think we could throw a lot more money at him than Tech, but maybe just maybe he doesn't care about that.
Something could change for next year, but I think it's time to move on from Pearson.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Kansas||
I was looking forward to the Arkansas game. I live in OK, and it would be ever closer than the Dallas game.
I know it's fashionable to kick fly-over country right now, but SE Kansas is pretty awesome. Even better than Green Country Oklahoma.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Car Payment||
With a couple exceptions every child in my extended family has bought their car and 6 months insurance before they get their license. Solves the borrowing issue right there.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||Dexter||
Yeah, the sister. Dumb as a bunch of rocks, that character.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||Dexter||
Good to hear. I've made it to Season 5 and never got around to finishing, twice-ish. Same plot each season, different actors, imho.