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|1 week 2 days ago||As a rival fan||
I've always considered myself a guest here and try to mind my manners. Really, the main reason I visit and comment is that I respect the Michigan program and find the level of discourse on this board much more worthwhile than most "fan" boards.
I try to give a little non-UM perspective that is hopefully interesting and different, somehow I've managed to accumulated 1000 points, so I guess I've done OK. I've always (well, most always) been treated with courtesy by Michigan fans here.
Sorry to see we don't play you regularly anymore, maybe that will change with next B1G reshuffle.
Good luck with your season, and keep some perspective on wins, losses, coaches, etc.......it's early in the season and CFB teams can change a lot as the season goes on.
Go Big Red!
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Good sportsmanship displayed by you guys||
I expected no less.
We haven't even gone to full pads yet.......2 guys in 48 hours plus a suspension.....Shhhheeeeesh.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Though some NU fans don't like him,||
all his players really love and respect Bo, as far as everything I've ever read or heard.
Now if we could just break that 9-10 win season streak.....Go Big Red!
Kinda funny how Pelini is becoming an object of minor mgoblog fascination. Guess it shows a certain level of acceptance of Nebraska being in the B1G.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Good to see||
we've reached a point in the B1G where we're teased and mocked by Michigan fans. Well, it was a quality mock so that's something.
|10 weeks 8 hours ago||And the most "memorably" named bowls||
who can ever forget the Poulan Weed-Eater Bowl, Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl, GoDaddy.com Bowl, or Little Caesars Pizza Bowl?
I always liked the Fight Hunger Bowl though.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Brutal day, but very entertaining||
Sorry Froome went down, and who'd have thought the Shark would thrive on the cobbles? Team Astana rode a fantastic race, it really shows you how important the team aspect of the race is in the TDF.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||tomorrow's stage 5 on the cobblestones||
should be the most entertaining stage until the mountains begin in stage 10. Terpstra and Cancellera should be the favorites. Nobody will win the tour tomorrow, but one of the favorites could lose it. Sorta like watching a NASCAR race, the interest is in who might crash. Seriously, this stage is a severe test of strength and bike handling skills.
|11 weeks 2 hours ago||The article's point is, the East is the eyeball/media division||
and its good teams and traditional powers will get the most consistent attention, good season or bad.
Let's face it, the new B1G is now an eastern/east coast oriented conference in many ways. The majority of schools are in the Eastern time zone. The eastern division is by far the most populated. All the major media is there. Men's BB tourney moved there. The B1G's even set up shop there. I don't see any of this as temporary. And with the new scheduling, the 2 divisions are almost like separate conferences in football. The West....meh, unless Nebraska or Wisconsin have a good season.
On another point, I think many of you are too harsh about MSU and their place as part of the strength of the East. Their WP is 25th all-time among all D1 programs. Their WP since joining the B1G is 32nd among all D1. They've won more games than Florida St or Miami. That's pretty consistent.
Happy 4th to all!
|12 weeks 18 hours ago||Great comments,||
you're spot on and perfectly covered every aspect of this tired argument.
These sort of threads and discussion are what separates Mgoblog from most other fansites and keeps me, a rival fan, visiting regularly.
|18 weeks 21 hours ago||Bundling, Unbundling.....changes nothing||
The "good stuff" is expensive to produce if its original content, or expensive to present if it's popular big time sports. And they know people will pay top prices for it.
Sports fans are getting a fairly good deal with the status quo, as most cable systems make non- fans subsidize sports programming, aka the Rutgers and Maryland business case.
Game of Thrones/Sopranos type content will never be cheap, whether you buy it by the episode or bundle it into a package, because its quality programming that everyone wants to see and can demand a premium price.
So pick your poison. Pay a lot for a packakge or pay a lot per show. Either way, you'll pay. Or you can save money and get Iron Chef and white trash reality shows real cheap.
You can also bundle/unbundle a restaurant meal - pay for a dinner that includes sides, buy ala carte, or prix fixe. But a good meal will cost you a lot anyway you buy it.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Ah yes, the eternal "Is 9-4 acceptable at our program?" question||
Well, 9-4 every year won't win many conference titles and no NC's, but it's a 69% winning record. Michigan is 73% all-time and Nebraska is 70%, so its hard to say its unacceptable or even below the standard.
This is discussed all the time on Nebraska boards, with fans pretty split. Guess it depends on how much you value consistency over titles. We Husker fans certainly feel like a few titles are overdue, but we've seen droughts in the past and have been in several conferance championship games in our "down" period.
Personally, I'll take 9-4 every year as the standard and titles when we get them without falling on my sword....as long as its not too long in between. GBR!
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Bo Pelini came out of the tunnel walk||
with Bo Pelini's Cat
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Weird factoid...strange days||
0 teams from Illinois or Indiana, 2 teams from Nebraska…….wouldn’t have ever predicted that!!
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Well, we're kinda more of a||
football school you see
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Nebrasketball||
has never won a NCCA tourney game. Ever.
Yes, a tourney bid would be a big deal.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks for the shout out...I'm here for||
No Sit Sunday
|27 weeks 6 days ago||As a Nebraska fan, I'm fine with it||
What do we have, the 3rd best record in conference play since joining? And playing the hardest schedule, plus transitioning to a new conference.
Played for a B1G title once, contended for the division all three years, have scoreboard or split against eveyone except Wisconsin. And played for and barely lost 2 conference titles before joining the B1G.
Would we prefer 11, 12, 13 win seasons, BCS bowls and national championships? Sure. But only a handfull of other programs in all of CFB have strung together at least 9 wins as long as Bo has. When 9 win seasons are your program's "down" period, that's how you end up as one of the all-time winningest programs.
All after our own disasterous RichRod period with Bill Callahan. It's not easy finding another Tom Osborne or Bo Schembechler. Therein lies the problem - one UM fans have struggled with as well since the Bo S era.
I know there is a split in both the Husker and Wolverine fanbase over whether this is "good enough" and "up to XXXX's standards", but I'm cool with it.
|45 weeks 2 days ago||I think most of us Husker fans are expecting a loss in AA||
Both teams are pretty evenly matched, you are very tough at home, and as I mentioned on another thread, half our starting offense is out with injuries, including Martinez, all-American lineman Spencer Long, and all-B1G receiver Kenny Bell.
Our D is talented but very young, so inconsistent. Getting better. One thing they've done well is get turnovers, so we're looking to get some more against DG.
Though you deserve to be favored, Nebraska has a lot to play for. For some reason we've had State's number and we play them at home. So a sweep of the Michigans would likely mean the Legends title for us.
Funny how similar the negativity, "can't settle for mediocrity" and "fire the coach" thinking on this blog mirrors Nebraska forums. I happen to think it's overblown as far as Pelini.
Anyway, may the best team win, next time we meet might be in a B1G title game.
|45 weeks 3 days ago||Huskers have 6 1st string Offense players out with injuries,||
including Taylor Martinez and all-American lineman Spencer Long and all-B1G receiver Kenny Bell. Taylor has injuries to foot, shoulder, and hip and has been playing hurt since the opener, so we've using our 2nd and 3rd string QB's most of the season. No excuses, that's football, but all in all, 6-2's not bad.
Our D is very talented but very young, so inconsistent. Getting better. One thing they've done well is get turnovers, so hopefully that continues against DG.
Yes, most Nebraska fans expect a loss in AA ( and did in preseason even when handicapping at full strength), but the team is still playing to win the division and Michigan we know won't lay down because they're Michigan. Should be an exciting game, wish I could attend.
Also, appreciate the sportsmanship on this thread about Martinez being out, I expected no less from Michigan fans.
|47 weeks 5 days ago||As a rival fan, I can only say||
he was fantastic and fun to watch. Wow!
We'll have to shut him down somehow on 11/9
|47 weeks 5 days ago||You nailed it||
but I also presume to think UM fans hearts are with the D as well.
|48 weeks 1 day ago||Bring it on,||
always fun competing against you guys.
|48 weeks 5 days ago||Michigan fans: heed this cautionary tale:||
To this Nebraska fan, most comments and attitudes here are eerily similar to some of our own equally proud and demanding fan base.
And I suggest you calm down, step away from your blue kool-aide and look at things differently.
Huskers fans are in a froth over a coaching staff that took over a storied program that was run into the ditch, and since then in 5 seasons has played in 3 conference title games, been one of only a handful to win at least 9 games, and played in a bowl each year. But some doubt the staff and want firings over occasional tough loses, lack of conference titles, etc., and yearn for the days of their beloved program-defining coach because "it's not up to ______ standards"
|1 year 20 hours ago||I just meant Lloyd seems unappreciated by many UM fans||
considering he won so many games. And seemed like many were glad to see him go. Always found that puzzling. Maybe I'm wrong about that though.
If Bo can produce the same body of work during his career that Lloyd did - including winning the right way like Lloyd - I'd be one very happy Cornhusker fan.
|1 year 1 day ago||That goes without saying||
So far I guess Pelini is NU's Lloyd Carr.
Actually, I never understood why the attitude of many UM fans about him, but it's your program and team so that's your business not my place to have an opinion.
|1 year 1 day ago||NU officials ready to put this behind them||
And turns out Tom Osborne knew about the tape over a year ago and discussed with Bo.
"We are prepared to put the matter to rest," University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman and NU athletic director Shawn Eichorst said in a joint statement released Wednesday. Coach Pelini has given us his assurance that he understands the seriousness and inappropriateness of his comments. We believe he is sincere in his apology and in his regret."
And now, back to football.
|1 year 2 days ago||Bo has moved 58 spots from #68 to #10 at Coaches Hot Seat||
He has a .708 winning percentage at Nebraska.
Mack Brown is #1 on the Hot Seat and also #1 in WP with .770.
I guess I can understand coaches making comments like that in private, or at least thinking them.
|1 year 2 days ago||To put his comments in context:||
He said this during an off-air moment when the discussion turned to fans leaving the 2011 OSU game at halftime with the Huskers down 20-6.
Some will be offended. Personally, I thought the same thing about those fans, and I'll bet everyone on this board would say the same about Michigan fans leaving at halftime when trailing an important game. But then we're not the head coach.
And it certainly provides some ammo if NU ever decides to part ways with Bo: Chancellor Harvey Perlman said, "Basically I'm very disappointed and we're considering what to do and what the impact is on our program."
|1 year 2 days ago||Who, really, in the B1G hasn't had their problems lately?||
Wisconsin - Best B1G success last 3 years, but always blows Rose Bowl, won nothing before
OSU - last conference title in 2009, but leads B1G in cheating
Michigan - Backed into BCS bowl in 2011, but last title of any kind in 2004, and The Horror
PSU - last conference title in 2008, but then the unmentionable
Nebraska - 3 division titles last 4 years, but no conference title since 1999, and UCLA type games
Yes, some Nebraska fans and players are on the ledge. Some of you guys were on the ledge until you avoided The Horror II and put Akron away. Texas fans want to fire their AD and HC a week after firing their DC.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||He has Michigan and Nebraska losing to each other||
in both their best case scenarios. Brilliant analysis.
Should be an entertaining Division battle, you can make a case for NW and MSU as well. All 4 teams are a bit flawed.
You guys finally have a harder conference schedule, but you get us at home. NW has too tough a schedule for me to pick them. MSU has an easy schedule but I don't think they're good enough to beat everyone else out.
I think it'll go down to rivals week to decide the Legends winner.