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|9 weeks 3 days ago||I miss the 80s||
When Michigan BB was in the top 5 every year. Yes we often underperformed in the tourney, but still...we're still trying to get back to that level of performance. I took it for granted at the time.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Darned Left Coast||
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Azure blue >< Navy blue||
Azure blue is best represented by the uniforms of Italian national teams; i.e., the "Azzurri." That's a significantly lighter blue, closer in fact to UCLA, than the navy blue we wear today.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Communist football is back!||
"Michigan could begin to incorporate more zone blocking looks to its typically gap-heavy scheme in 2017, as Harbaugh has already reportedly told recruits he'd like the Wolverines' offense to feature more zone/spread looks moving forward."
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Da comrades!||
|13 weeks 4 days ago||We're talkin' 'bout practice, Comrade||
Nothing wrong with that.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||I hope in vain that there||
I hope in vain that there comes a day when people use the word "literally" to mean "literally."
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Comrade Morton sounds promising||
USC ties are a bonus—they recruited tons of great receivers there in the heyday.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Chip Kelly for OC. We need more Communist football!||
Chip Kelly for OC. We need more Communist football!
|17 weeks 8 hours ago||Game analysis is simple||
Game analysis is simple comrades. Speight was mediocre. O line was its usual below average. Lewis was uncharacteristically bad. And Peppers was out.
All of this to say: 2016 M was not a national championship caliber team. So while it sucks to lose to FSU, it doesn't really matter. 2018 will be our year.
|18 weeks 21 hours ago||Good suggestion Comrade||
As you noted -- I missed any other posts on this topic. And I did look. Thanks!
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Classic communist disinformation||
He said "I wish I could do it again," then corrected himself when he realized that that statement gave it away. Believe me comrades, I wish he was staying, but asking a sure first-rounder to stay is asking a lot.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||It's all for the history books now, Comrade||
I am certain that the dialectical progress of football history favors the Maize and Blue. We will get 'em next year.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||Alvarez will have to recuse||
Alvarez will have to recuse himself. The committee requires that members affiliated with a school in discussion recuse themselves.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||I think this is right Comrade||
The issue is not so much with the spot and the replay -- those were close -- but with the egregious holding that was never called, on that play and the one before.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Good perspective Comrade and||
Good perspective Comrade and exactly right. Let's keep our heads up everybody. Better days are ahead!
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Sigh.||
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Links on home bias of officiating||
Here's a good summary of some 2015 research done specifically on college football homerism in officiating by a group of scholars at Miami University (NNTM) and Florida State:
"Based on a complex analysis of penalty yards assessed over the course of eight seasons, the study by professors at Miami University of Ohio and Florida State University suggests, for instance, that ACC and Big 12 refs tend to penalize home teams less during games between conference rivals. Favored Big Ten teams are penalized fewer yards when playing nonconference teams, the study says...
"These and other examples of bias indicate 'considerable variance' in officiating across conferences, the study concludes, even as the monetary stakes mushroom with college football’s new four-team playoff. The researchers urge the NCAA to consider creating a national officiating body rather than have refs hired, fired, and evaluated by conferences."
A book a few years ago, Scorecasting, looked at the phenomenon across all sports.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks for the positive post Comrade||
I agree. While it sucks to lose the game, it's nice to see Michigan perform at a high level. We got some bad breaks in this one -- but I truly believe the breaks will go our way soon.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||This should be a diary Comrade||
I was too young for '78 but I remember all the rest of these games.
I do believe in Harbaugh and that we will field NC contending teams for the rest of his tenure here. Let's not give up yet!
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Keep your head up, Comrade||
A tough loss. But Michigan will get better and better under Harbaugh.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||And it was third down||
Which made that non-call a turnover, since the incompletion led to a punt.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Yes, there were a number of||
Yes, there were a number of situations where there was a late flag against Michigan after the crowd reacted to a certain play. That should be measured and corrected. Also, yes, there is a private review of officials' performance but there needs to be a public one in order for there to be true accountability for poor performance (and rewards for good performance).
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Technically, Comrade, it's a tennis idiom, but I hear you.||
Technically, Comrade, it's a tennis idiom, but I hear you.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Crowds influence refs||
There has been some research showing that home crowds influence the officiating more than the players' performance on the field.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Harbaugh pissed about the spot||
"That was not a first down," Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said. "I'm bitterly disappointed with the officiating today."
But in the end, we could have won this game a number of times -- the running into the kicker, the pick six, the PI on Hill. Lots of mistakes on our end.
I wish Harbaugh had gone for 2 in the first OT. It was clear that our D was tired, and that our O was not as effective as theirs.
|22 weeks 22 hours ago||Wilton Speight||
Nice job Comrade. Is there a way to think about adjusting the offensive numbers for Speight's injury?
|22 weeks 2 days ago||The interviews with Comrade||
The interviews with Comrade Brown are my favorite. Informative and interesting. Let's hope our offense can get the job done.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||That's a terrific paean to||
That's a terrific paean to manball, Punt -- as someone who reads a lot of that kind of commentary all day in a different realm! But you got the score wrong: Michigan 12, Iowa 10.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||I wonder what specifically he||
I wonder what specifically he "had to fix" about DJ Durkin's system. Would have been nice to have a follow up on that.