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- LSU plays Bama in November, so at least one of them will be out of the running.
- If we assume that Michigan wins the Big Ten, Wisconsin will be out, probably due to an upset loss to us.
- Oklahoma doesn't play any of the above and is in good shape to go undefeated if they can avoid a potential end-of-year upset by Oklahoma State.
- Boise State is... well, Boise State. They won't be in the top 2 even if they're undefeated.
- Stanford's resume looks pretty weak - their only currently ranked opponent is Oregon, and a hypothetical win against Wisconsin would put us ahead most likely.
- Clemson has already beaten 3 ranked opponents and is currently favored for the rest of their entire schedule. It's hard to say whether they'd be ahead of us if they went undefeated.
- Oklahoma State will either knock off Oklahoma or be knocked off by them.
- Oregon and Arkansas have losses, and I don't see them being ahead of any undefeated at the end of the season.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||I really appreciated the first commercial break||
"Temptation" in the first commercial, followed by "Hawaiian War Chant" in the second commercial, almost felt like the Muppets that goddamn spot stole from us.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||Breitbart? Really?||
Uh... Breitbart isn't exactly a bastion of independent news and analysis, first off.
Second - the stories that they cite have nothing to do with transgender bathroom laws. It has always been, and always will be, illegal to peep or video tape people in bathrooms - that's why they were charged. Nearly all of the stories are in states that haven't tried to issue these protections. Only one as far as I can tell is actually citing a gender rule, and their link is a 404 so I can't investigate the context.
If anything these stories prove the opposite - sexual predators are going to be sexual predators, regardless of whether there's a law saying that trans people can't use a bathroom of their choice. Their actions are illegal regardless, and transgender protections don't have any impact on the ability to prosecute them - it was never "illegal" to be in the wrong bathroom before all this, that wasn't what predators were charged with.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||Oh, if only.||
The TWIS would be so, so sweet. I can see it now... 'Bama fans bitching about how they beat us in the regular season and how we don't deserve to play them again, either outright ignoring what happened last year or making some meek attempt to explain how "this time it's different"... Ohio State fans mashing the caps lock key so hard they break their keyboards... Sparty fans being Sparty fans... Oh God please let this happen.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||You should have warned me...||
...that this page was NSFW... ND/UofM slash fiction is not a healthy way to start the day.
|4 years 38 weeks ago||Obligatory||
|4 years 39 weeks ago||Also -||
The $60 million has to go into an endowment for external programs preventing child sexual abuse or assisting victims. At least some good will come out of it.
|5 years 5 weeks ago||An Analogy||
John Beilein : Wolverines Basketball :: Billy Beane : Oakland Athletics
|5 years 7 weeks ago||Knew this would come up somewhere...||
... but didn't think it would be the first post. Thanks for the quick defense, jhender85.
|5 years 9 weeks ago||Brian needs to get it together, man.||
'Cause if he hurls, and I catch a whiff of it, man.. I'm gonna spew. And if I blow chunks, chances are someone else is gonna honk, alright? And that's gonna set off a parastolic reaction, alright?
|5 years 20 weeks ago||I don't want to start a witch hunt...||
... but there is a real person with that name that lives (or previously lived) in Canton, less than half an hour away from Catholic Central. Whether it's coincidence, someone trying to frame him, or he really is just an asshole, I have no idea.
|5 years 20 weeks ago||Had to watch it on mute||
I honestly forgot how god awful that song is until I played that video. Absolutely ruins it for me.
EDIT: The one in the video that shows up when you open the site. The dog groomers. The actual "This is Michigan" video was very well done.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Not sure if troll...||
I can't tell if he's doing a nice little inversion of Hoke calling Ohio State "Ohio" or just made a mistake. Since this is Brian we're talking about I'm inclined to think the former, but still... Subtle troll is subtle.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||All I need now is a McRib in||
All I need now is a McRib in my McMansion
|5 years 24 weeks ago||I hear that they're selling||
I hear that they're selling jerseys in Ohio.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Did it turn the tide on the||
Did it turn the tide on the rivalry?
|5 years 24 weeks ago||*snicker snicker*||
V Smith's fingerbanging really makes the pink pop.
... I've just disgusted myself.
|5 years 26 weeks ago||The best part of this meme...||
...is that years from now, new Michigan freshmen will join this board, see people posting this, and be trolled almost as hard as the guy who wrote it.
Keep the dream alive, DeathToTheBCS.
|5 years 26 weeks ago||I feel bad about it||
But I can't stop laughing. Well done sir.
|5 years 26 weeks ago||Momma said...||
...knock you out?
|5 years 27 weeks ago||It was unpublished||
Mods removed it. I was the one who posted it, mostly looking for more info like what you posted in this topic.
As strange as it feels to say this, good call on deleting my thread, faceless moderator. I suggest that this one be kept, though - hopefully anyone wondering about it will see this.
|5 years 27 weeks ago||That was my initial reaction||
However, I think it's worth keeping up at least to get a synopsis from someone who has a Rivals account, and as a "news post" of sort - even if the rumor is the complete bullshit that it smells like, I think the board should know about it, especially if Drew Sharp is involved as others have suggested.
Maybe close topic with a Mod message warning for no more posts on it? I don't know what the right call is here, I'm just trying to pass along information. Mods, feel free to do with it what you will.
|5 years 27 weeks ago||I don't CARE that it's cheating.||
I care that athletes from a major NCAA program were specifically TRYING to cause injuries during a football game. If I saw a Michigan player punching an opponent after a play, or throwing a quarterback down *several seconds* after the pass was thrown, or trying to take out his assignment with an arm bar, I would be calling for his suspension, no question. If I saw all three of those in the same game, with no consequences *at all* afterward, I would be calling for a coaching change.
It has nothing to do with whether those cheap shots influenced the outcome of the game. Football is already one of the most dangerous sports of the modern age, and there should be no tolerance whatsoever for actively attempting to harm other players.
It's thuggish behavior and it shouldn't be tolerated - and in most schools it isn't. Jonathan Brown's nut shot against Patrick Ward was met with a one-game suspension, imposed by the coach, just two weeks ago. A knee to the groin is painful, but has little risk of permanent damage or long-term affects to a person's career. Do you really think that Brown's behavior was worth a suspension but these clips aren't?
|5 years 27 weeks ago||Premature, but...||
I agree with most people that we should be worrying about MSU, not a national championship or even the big 10 championship.
However, it's an interesting thought experiment - if we did manage to run the table and then beat Wisconsin for the Big Ten Championship, would we actually make the National Championship game?
So, it's entirely possible that we have LSU or Bama, Oklahoma or Oklahoma State, and possibly Clemson, undefeated and ahead of us. We can probably assume that beating Wisconsin would be enough to push us past Clemson, but I don't see how we'd be ranked ahead of an undefeated LSU or Oklahoma.
Basically, this would put us in the position of a Boise State, except that this time it's an established football powerhouse, an old-guard BCS school being kept out of the championship game after going undefeated with one of the most incredible quarterbacks in the history of football.
If that's not a justification for a playoff, I don't know what is...
|5 years 28 weeks ago||More to it than that||
There's a second rumor that Les Miles used some very private information on Carr as a negative recruiting tool, but I have no way to substantiate that.
Personally I think we should say the rumors outright rather than skirt around them like this, but I'll defer to the rest of the board - does anyone think we should discuss them in the open?
|5 years 28 weeks ago||But would you say...||
...that he's turned the tide on the rivalry? Are Michigan jerseys selling in Ohio?
I ask myself: is this getting old yet?
And I answer myself: no, it is not.
|5 years 28 weeks ago||Continued...||
King Denard: Wait! Wait! I'll tell! I'll tell!
Dark Helmet: I knew it would work! Alright, give it to me!
King Denard: The combination is... One.
Dark Helmet: One.
Colonel Sandurz: One.
King Denard: Two.
Dark Helmet: Two.
Colonel Sandurz: Two.
King Denard: Three.
Dark Helmet: Three.
Colonel Sandurz: Three.
King Denard: Four.
Dark Helmet: Four.
Colonel Sandurz: Four.
King Denard: Five.
Dark Helmet: Five.
Colonel Sandurz: Five.
Dark Helmet: So the combination is... one, two, three, four, five? That's the stupidest combination I've ever heard in my life! The kind of thing an idiot would have on his luggage!
Coach Fickell: Did it work? Where's the king?
Dark Helmet: It worked, sir. We have the combination.
Coach Fickell: Great. Now we can wreak havoc among the Michigan faithful. What's the combination?
Colonel Sandurz: 1-2-3-4-5
Coach Fickell: 1-2-3-4-5?
Colonel Sandurz: Yes!
Coach Fickell: That's amazing. I've got the same combination on my luggage.
|5 years 28 weeks ago||That doesn't mean much||
Lou Holthz hasn't made an unbiased or insightful pick in his entire career as an analyst.
|5 years 28 weeks ago||XKCD||
Slightly less tasteful if you apply it to breast cancer, but the logic still applies:
|5 years 28 weeks ago||Might be a little late, but...||
I think Hoke is a pretty cool guy. eh kills buckeys and doesn't afraid of anything.
|5 years 28 weeks ago||This is funnier than the original event||
Every breath you take, Every move you make, Every bond you break, Every step you take, I'll be watching you