"It was a privilege," Gardner said Monday night at the Ufer Quarterback Club Banquet in Ann Arbor. "I don't think people understand how much of a privilege it was to not only be a quarterback at Michigan, but just to be a part of this university whether you're a student-athlete or not," "And I knew that as a sophomore in high school. I knew this was a special place."
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|34 weeks 3 days ago||31-0||
Michigan was by far the worst performance of the day.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||I wore my Mgoblog shirt for the Bama game||
After its performance, it has remained on a hanger in the closet. I'll give it another shot during the Ohio State game. Maybe. Surely it isn't really cursed.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Oregon vs Arizona||
Guinness. For Strength.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||Come on, Brian||
The time to be all introspective and "what it means to be a fan" isn't after getting our asses handed to us by Oversigning U. I'm a fan, and expected us to win. After the first 3 and out, I was hyped. After we got a first down, I was sure we were going to prove everyone wrong. Then, Blake goes down, they score, score some more, Jesus, there's 8 minutes left in the first quarter, Vincent is running up the middle, oh it's 31 - 0.
I'm 46. Two years ago, during 5-7, as a Rodriguez fan, I spent most of the year yelling at the TV with Dad. I walked out on a couple games. Til that point, my friends has always said I was the most positive fan they knew. I'd live and breathe for Saturdays, but I'd never let them get me down for more than a couple hours. For some reason, that 5-7 just brought out all the negative, and dwelling, and I didn't like it.
So since then, I'm back to letting it slide off. Saturday, once I realized folks were right, and we just weren't up to the level of Bama (where I live, BTW, which means this week at work will be FUN), I just sat back and watched the game without letting it get to me. I'd say we should run Rawls up the middle instead of Vincent, and where's Hayes (can we try something different?) and for God's sake, RUN DENARD! But I wasn't yelling, and I wasn't pissed. It was what it was. We're midstream changing the makeup of the team back to pro from spread. Nick Saban is an asshole who doesn't give a shit about the kids on his team, he'll chew them up and spit them out if they don't meet his level of excellence, doesn't care if he leaves them high and dry with nowhere to go. If he can get away with signing 25 a year, he'll keep winning championships until he drops dead. We can't match that. Saban was a failure in the NFL. This is all he has. Win at all costs.
But if we keep signing folks like we are, we'll be close in a couple years. We'll be in those playoffs. We'll be able to play Bama as close as anyone. I think we'll beat them every now and then. It'll be great.
There's just no reason now to be upset about losing to that NFL-lite machine. Have a drink. Let it wash away.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||re: Brandon||
The bit about the staff not getting rings post-bowl game was news to me, and came across as exceedingly petty. I assume Brandon was behind that.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||I'm so looking forward to next season||
This team is amazing. With more experience and some good kids coming in, we'll definitely make some noise.
|4 years 7 weeks ago||Beautiful||
That's their best game of the year. Now they gotta better that in the next round!
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Ha ha ha!||
Yeah, I had over 100 points at one point, but they expired. Gotta get more active!
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Page views||
Everything I've read says slideshows are just a way to generate more page views
|4 years 13 weeks ago||King Kaufman at Bleacher Report||
So King Kaufman has hired on at BR to try and raise the level of the writing. Not just by writing himself, but, I guess, editing others, etc. I've always ignored BR due to all the bad things I've heard about it. I'll try and keep up with him, since I loved his writing at Salon and his own blog. Probably skip the rest.
Unfortunately, the second thing he posted was a slideshow. When he took over the front page editing at Salon, there was an explosion of slideshows. Not good. Several folks questioned him about it at BR. Hopefully it won't be all he does.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||HA HA HA!||
Nope, but I wouldn't doubt he took the same approach!
|4 years 26 weeks ago||I don't remember anything about this game||
Got hammered beforehand, and maintained the level of hammered. There was a Halloween party going on as well, so I was in-and-out before I just stayed out. I just read the summary and think I'll leave it at that. What a debacle.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||FLAWLESS VICTORY FTW||
That cracked me up.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||And with the first preview||
Football is here. Gentlemen, this year we turn this sucker around.
|4 years 41 weeks ago||Saban||
I had the exact same rant about Saban at lunch today. That guy is just unbelievable.
Living in Bama, I have to put up with him year round. I've told people I hate him since he'll always be a Spartan to me. But hearing the locals laud his quick turnaround, without them acknowledging what he's doing to kids, has deepened that hate immensely.
|4 years 45 weeks ago||HFS, that was a great game.||
HFS, that was a great game. I'm on vacation this week. My car is in the shop. A neighbor is a life-long US soccer fan. I've followed the last 2 World Cups via radio/this year TiVo. I watched this at the neighbor's and everyone heard us screaming. I love sports.
And now, the pool before the afternoon games. Don't swim, lotta beers so far...
|5 years 2 weeks ago||I agree||
See also: 549 bowl games after Jan 1. And moving the early games on the 1st to later in the day. And the championship game is Jan 10 next year. $$$$$$$ FTW.
|5 years 7 weeks ago||Ugh||
Keeping up with this via ESPN GameCast on the iPhone, I'm thinking the timeout is taking way too long. 66-66, 10 seconds left. Come on already!
Score changes. Two new plays. Manny hits 2, Turner 3.
Are you kidding me?
Sums the whole damn year up perfectly. Damn. Damn damn damn.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Yeah, man||
Loved the video last year, and I'm sure I'll enjoy this one when I'm at home and away from the work filter, but I think I want this year to be something along the lines of "you fuck with me and you fuck with death." Death Wolverines, with opponent's innards spilling out of vast, tooth-filled maws.
|5 years 9 weeks ago||Spectacular||
|5 years 9 weeks ago||Yup||
I eagerly await the day when I read about the Freep closing down. Haven't read anything there since the initial story, and plan on keeping it that way, until their Goodbye column, when I will laugh and laugh and laugh.
|5 years 12 weeks ago||Still confusing||
So the rule was changed so that you can sign up to 28 to fit into 25 but Alabama still signed 29 and Auburn signed 32 because those can be backdated to the previous year if some come in early but I thought that's where the extra 3 fit in but no you might have some in this class who won't make it so you may as well sign 50.
OK. I think I got it.
(amazed that Bama even has *1* slot open last year to fit one back, or whatever)
|5 years 13 weeks ago||There was a point in this||
There was a point in this game where I asked Novak via the TV what exactly it was he was doing for us in this game, as I noticed a particular lack of grit. I believe he then hit a 3. Later, he got a rebound and actually hit the resulting layup. The kid won't stop.
Just wish he could hit more shots. Like, the rest of the team, too.
I'll keep watching. It's gonna kill me, but I'll keep watching.
|5 years 14 weeks ago||Yeah, this game sorta made me||
Yeah, this game sorta made me realize it wasn't gonna happen this year. I keep expecting the shots to start dropping, and they don't. One freaking point last night. Just one more shot down. Gah!
Oh well. We'll win the NIT.
|5 years 14 weeks ago||Flabalanche FTW!||
|5 years 15 weeks ago||I think Stu has been great||
I think Stu has been great recently, but he and Novak definitely need to practice some layups. They both have been missing point blank shots, and it killed us last night.
I did feel good about how we played, though. I actually thought we would win, right up until Wisconsin tied us. Then, I knew it was over, heh. Oh well, bring on Purdue.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||just a little arrrggghh||
I know it's way early in the season, but after spending the last couple months thinking the football team would get better, I was hoping for a little relief from the basketball team. Last night, when they got down by 10 so quick, and couldn't guard anyone or hit anything, I got that feeling of "here we go again." That sucks.
But it *is* early and I completely believe they'll get their act together and get a spot in The Dance. Just do it sooner rather than later, please?
|5 years 22 weeks ago||Can't hit the 3||
And since we get out-rebounded all the time, we end up on the losing end. Too small on defense, too.
When the 3s start dropping, we'll start winning.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||He'll be much better next year||
That last pick was just him pressing too much. He couldn't even see what was plain in front of his face. That's okay. I fully expect him to make a big leap in abilities next year.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||Agree||
We were overwhelmed with injuries on the offensive side of the ball. I hope the running backs can stay healthy next year. Molk coming back should help the line immensely.
On defense, I have to assume we'll be better when we can work Turner and others who didn't see the field, much if at all, into the rotation next year. I'm not expecting a championship, but I want to see marked improvements.
I'll be counting the days.