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|2 days 22 hours ago||"NO" works for me||
Come on, man. My kids know the deal. No souvenirs or food or snacks at the stadium/arena unless we smuggle them in. I tend to get tickets to some of the "free soda/hot dog" games anyway though at the kids' request. I always park for free on the streets.
I can attend a Michigan basketball game for usually either $75 or $125 depending on the opponent.
The cost isn't the issue for me, it's the time (I live 2 hours away). I love going on weekends.
Weeknight games need the more local support. Even the great teams of 12-13 weren't always fully supported in November on a Wednesday. Sad, but true.
|3 days 22 hours ago||Truthfully much of west||
Truthfully much of west Michigan is bandwagon. Used to be 70/30 M but has been more like 60/40 S lately - but swinging back. Lots of "I like both" in GR area
|6 days 1 hour ago||Did refs blow the call against IU?||
Screen pass to Ty Isaac against the Hoosiers with a similar type of block in the back call downfield. Refs gave M the first down after marking off 15 yards from spot of foul.
I assumed that was the right call. Against OSU that was my reaction (like Harbaugh's) that based on last week, this should be a first down albeit farther back.
Of course, B1G refs getting things wrong is more normalized now. *sigh*
|6 days 20 hours ago||That's the one that was||
That's the one that was tilted to make him appear clearly over right? The lack of perspective on that vs this is pretty clear
|6 days 20 hours ago||If we tackled him farther||
If we tackled him farther than 3 yds away they attempt a tying fg
|6 days 20 hours ago||This should put to rest the||
This should put to rest the question of best rivalry for good if those are top two games ever in ratings.
|6 days 21 hours ago||Or OU over OSU or Mich too||
Or OU over OSU or Mich too
|6 days 21 hours ago||No case - can't win division||
No case - can't win division no playoff - goes for OSU too - final 4 sb Bama + B1G champ + P12 champ + Clemson / if Clemson falls you can take OSU or Mich / if Bama loses they are still in
|1 week 6 days ago||ap doesn't show us at 25||
or in the others receiving votes - it has FSU at #25
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||What I hate is isaacs role as||
What I hate is isaacs role as the spread back- he'd be better in the I or ace
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Will conference standings ever really matter?||
I will continue to pound this point home. No one (including Michigan) should be eligible for the playoff if they cannot win their own division. Why?
1. Skipping a chance/opportunity to play another top 10-15 opponent in a CCG. While that may improve top 4 standing, it also has the chance to be a loss and dropping you out. A team has an X% chance of losing if they win their division. If they are second in division, they have a 0% chance of losing the CCG and falling out of top 4.
2. Every team has a chance to win their division at the start of the year. If you cannot complete task one, you shouldn't get to skip task two (win conference) and go directly to task three (make playoff).
3. Is there a scenario where the 4th best team is clearly a non-division winner? Perhaps. But given the issues with #1, it's not assured that team would be in that spot should they have had to play another top team in a CCG.
Compare an 11-1 OSU team which finished 2nd in its division with an 11-2 PSU team that won its division and conference and beat OSU. Shouldn't the Nittany Lions get that shot over OSU?
Or had we not lost to Iowa and we'd be 11-1 after a loss to OSU (for example), they'd be 11-1 going into the CCG and lost to Wisconsin. Who gets in? 11-1 Michigan or 11-2 Wisconsin? We beat them so we should go right? No way. We didn't have to face Wisconsin in the CCG.
Not sure if I'm making my point but I am adamant about this. Tell me how I'm wrong.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Which sucks bc they won't||
Which sucks bc they won't have to put their record on line by playing ccg. It's advantageous to not win division. Poor system if that's the case
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Pretty harsh on Elliott there kiddo||
Yes, he struggled at WMU but that's a bit harsh for a guy who has done a ton for my community over the last decade plus.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Non-conference winners||
I'm adamant about this and even outside of the current situation.
No non-division winner should ever be allowed in the CFP. The reason? They are essentially getting a BYE in the CCG week. Just because a team finished ahead of a non-division winner, they not only get the chance to win the conference, but also have to put their record on the line against a good opponent.
It's actually advantageous for OSU NOT to make the CCG in terms of its CFP chances. That's jacked up.
Normally, I'd make this a blanket statement about non-conference winners too but I can see a situation where a 0-loss team gets its first loss in the CCG and still remains one of the top 4 teams in the nation.
However, a team that doesn't win its own division AND doesn't have the division winner already in the top 4 does not deserve to go simply because it misses an opportunity to either further its case with a win or have to put its spot in the final 4 on the line by playing a quality opponent.
|3 weeks 23 hours ago||Mine not working here either||
Mine not working here either
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Sheldon, IA||
That's not a big town, Brian, so wild to hear Sheldon dropped on the radio cast this week. My grandfather who died last year lived in Sheldon for his last 20 years or so. He was a pastor there and then retired there. I'd visited him a few times there. It's a HAUL.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||My daughters first Michigan||
My daughters first Michigan game was the horror / my sons 2005 Minnesota / my youngest broke the string with Hawaii this year as her first game
|3 weeks 3 days ago||2 things...||
1. Not only does Bell know the playcall, he goes closer so he can HEAR it, not just that they are likely audibling because of the set, but he knows it by word. Wild.
2. Clicking on the Greg Davis link on Barking Carnival is a great trip down memory lane as it previewed the Illinois-Michigan game from 2010 as a dumpster fire and lamented how Texas might lose Muschamp if they didn't make good choices as a program with its infighting.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||No and no team that doesn't||
No and no team that doesn't win it's division or conference should even be considered
|4 weeks 5 hours ago||Our own fans are starting to||
Our own fans are starting to believe the haters who say this to try to depress the significance of all time wins record
|4 weeks 5 hours ago||Nah just Netflix on the||
Nah just Netflix on the laptop football takes precedence / I love having 1 tv
|4 weeks 2 days ago||2015 was about the same...||
2015 vs MSU
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Will Lees = Mayhem||
|4 weeks 4 days ago||This is exactly right||
And it's not just Dantonio, though he seems to be the master of this. Wisconsin has always done this (and Minnesota too) with their offensive line. They hold like crazy knowing it won't always get called.
I noticed more of the holding late in the game when Sparty was passing but good Lord was it bad on that drive. It was clear that the OL/TE are taught to hold at all costs. They tackled and held and grabbed and pulled, knowing that if they get caught, the drive may stall but at least it's better than struggling through 2-yard plays over and over.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Agreed plus a Sparty loss gives us the silence we desire||
Agreed plus a Sparty loss gives us the silence we desire
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Rams were a win away from the final four back in the 90s||
Rams were a win away from the final four back in the 90s
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Closer in the clock section||
Closer in the clock section it says time starts when any player touches a free kick. In order to recover the ball one ad one (at least) would've elapsed.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||use deed jjw||
use deed jjw
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Don't worry he'll get an 8th year||
Don't worry he'll get an 8th year
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Clock starts on any legal touch not just receiving team||
Clock starts on any legal touch not just receiving team