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|3 hours 26 min ago||If Brain is saying that Wolf Parade = Maryland football||
he's right. Yeesh.
|21 hours 46 min ago||remember how everyone completely lost their sh*t here||
??? That sure as hell wasn't my response. I just laughed at them. What they did had no bearing on who we were going to get.
|21 hours 50 min ago||we knew we were in deep sh*t after barely surviving Indiana.||
Hell, we were in deep shit after we barely survived UMass two weeks earlier. We had to hang on at home for a 42-37 win, giving up 450 yards to the Minutemen in the process. That game foretold doom.
Five years later, RR still doesn't have a defense.
|1 day 1 hour ago||that 13-12 loss in the '72 Rose Bowl||
Ugh. The first of what were to become many horribly disappointing bowl losses while I was in school at UM. Getting any offense at all was a chronic problem for Bo's teams in the Rose Bowl. Ten trips to Pasadena, and we scored more than 20 points on two occasions.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Any polling system that has Northwestern at #1—||
—who struggled at home against MAC power Ball State—is farcical in the extreme, but this is far from the first time Colley has produced completely ridiculous polling results.
NW is a good team—good enough to beat Michigan if we play poorly—but saying they're better than OSU, TA&M, MSU, TCU, Baylor, LSU, etc. is just plain fucking crazy.
|1 day 4 hours ago||So you think that Rudock has been throwing errant passes||
because he's been "shackled" by Jim Harbaugh?
This makes as much sense as the notion that Taysom Hill will be our QB next year.
|1 day 4 hours ago||I do think there is more than a remote chance that Taysom Hill||
There is a MUCH larger than remote chance you're completely delusional about Taysom Hill ever spending one minute on Michigan's sidelines in uniform.
|1 day 6 hours ago||I think the losses by UCLA, WVU, and ND take them off the board||
Which would leave FLA vs LSU, Bama vs TA&M, and UM-MSU.
If MSU had looked more impressive the last two weeks I'd be inclined to think our game would be a lock (assuming neither of us loses beforehand), but they hardly look like a true #2 team in the country. Fournette is a sensation so he would be a big draw, and the matchup of Alabama and A&M is probably the pairing of the best two teams. The main attraction for UM-MSU is the Harbaugh storyline against the backdrop of a bitter in-state rivalry.
|1 day 6 hours ago||You really believe that.||
And it's a smart thing to believe, too. Not every coach is the kind of guy who will ditch the school that made him who he is simply because some other institution offers him a pile of cash. We had a guy like that ourselves—Bo turned down a buttload of dough to go to Texas A&M, and he was considerably younger when he did that than Dantonio is now.
Dantonio is a sanctimonious, hypocritical prick, but he's not stupid. He knows that he can retire at MSU with the status of being a hero on campus. If he went to Texas, he's only as good as his first loss, and then the knives will come out.
|1 day 6 hours ago||They singlehandedly destroyed the Big 12||
Which is why the continuous murmur around here of "we should bring Texas into the BIG" is so dumb. It's a damn good public university, but the institutional culture in the athletic department is toxically selfish in the extreme. It's reflective of the state's overall cultural self-image—there's no more important state in the country, and Texas really should return to being an independent republic, so we won't ever have to compromise ever again with anybody because we're Texas and everybody should kiss our ass.
|1 day 20 hours ago||I hope RR does well at Arizona||
but I think the notion that he would have been a success here if only he'd been able to get Jeff Castell has been blown up. Even with Casteel, RR's defenses are still generally weak against good teams.
|2 days 4 hours ago||Derpity derp Jake||
|2 days 4 hours ago||This is what upsets are made of||
The team has heard all week how great they are. This will take them back to reality in a hurry.
Nice break on that offensive PI.
|2 days 5 hours ago||So far we look like ass||
The difference between playing at home and playing on the road
|2 days 5 hours ago||you go punt block on the next one?||
Even thinking about putting on a punt block in that situation was fucking stupid. Luckily we got the ball back on an INT, but c'mon, Baxter.
|2 days 6 hours ago||My 1st attendance at a UM game since I was an undergrad in 1976!||
That's one hell of a stretch! Let's hope the game today takes after Indiana in 1976 and not Purdue...
|2 days 11 hours ago||If he ain't so hammered that he's being held up by his bros||
he's a short little fuck like me.
Unfortunately, with a bit more in the bank account than I have.
|2 days 20 hours ago||Pitino got that equipment manager's wife pregnant.||
Wasn't Ricky slipping the sausage to some waitress at a local Lville restaurant? I think he was bending her over the salad bar.
|2 days 20 hours ago||Check out where her hand is hovering||
It's the Louisville difference
|2 days 20 hours ago||The fact that this is even a thing||
is proof that Tomsula is a dead man walking.
For those old enough to remember, it reminds me of the hoo-ha that surrounded the situation when Jimmy Carter had to fend off a crazed swimming rabbit while he was canoeing. When you're damaged goods, things that would otherwise be inconsequential are turned into examples of why you're a loser.
If Michigan had gone 10-2 with victories over MSU and Ohio State, people would have said, "ha ha, that's just RichRod, he's a goofball" when Josh Groban made his untimely audio appearance.
|3 days 41 min ago||If you're bloody after drinking||
you should go to the emergency room right away.
|3 days 12 hours ago||My rule of thumb from many years of informal observations||
The more advance hysteria over an impending storm, the lesser the actual impact of said storm.
|4 days 2 hours ago||non-elite schools produce perfectly fine engineers, MDs||
Many UM people talk as though they would get up off the gurney in the O.R. if they found out the lead surgeon was an Ohio State grad.
|4 days 2 hours ago||26-13 Michigan||
UM dominates statistically, but turnovers keep the margin closer than it should be.
|4 days 20 hours ago||without setting up expectations too high.||
Careful...according to some people here, that means your a looser.
|4 days 23 hours ago||The insider talk I'm hearing||
is that Michigan and Maryland will play old-school Tecmo Bowl.
|5 days 7 hours ago||Smith's made me yell incoherently at my TV.||
LOL, I did the same thing too, and the dog and cat got concerned and left the room.
|5 days 7 hours ago||Smith in a runaway||
I've watched the replay 30 times and I still haven't seen an angle which shows how the hell he emerged from the pile on his feet.
|5 days 21 hours ago||One hour of feels?||
That's something a 16-year old curses for its brevity, and an 80-year old praises for happening at all.
|5 days 23 hours ago||And to think Edsall gave up a fairly good thing at Uconn||
I was sort of puzzled by that move too. There are plenty of examples of coaches without very impressive resumes who were hired by middling programs that took a chance on them, who then quickly leave for the "step up" and then fall flat on their faces.
In fact, we just had one here until this past January...