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|6 days 8 hours ago||Rosebud.||
|1 week 17 hours ago||Right so 2016 featuring||
No. But ND will lose all of those games by double digits.
|1 week 1 day ago||1) Notre Dame did play in the||
1) Notre Dame did play in the BCS title game, but they looked like they didn't even belong on the same field as Alabama. I might concede the point if it was a close game, but it looked like boys against men out there. They still have yet to win a BCS bowl game, which puts them behind the likes of Boise State and Louisville (hell, they'd probably get spanked by Boise State and Louisville). So no glory yet.
2) Our basketball program is solid, but most reasonable Michigan fans would acknowledge that we're not in the same group as Duke, UNC, Kansas, Kentucky, et al. Delusional Notre Dame fans, on the other hand, are under the impression that their program should always be counted amongt the uber elite despite the fact that they've achieved little more than winning two bowl games since the advent of the Internet.
I will take pleasure in every loss, humiliation, and indignity to befall ND until their fanbase sheds its delusion that ND actually deserves some kind of special status among college football programs. They are a glorified mid-major, as acknowledged by one ND fan last season in a rare moment of candor. Until the rest of them agree, to hell with Notre Dame.
|1 week 4 days ago||How many active coaches have||
How many active coaches have won multiple national titles? Saban and Meyer are the only two I can think of.
|1 week 4 days ago||The best way to silence the||
The best way to silence the SEC lovefest is for someone to beat the SEC in the BCS championship game. No one has done that yet, since the SEC is 9-0 in BCS championship games. Two of those wins came against Stoops (LSU in '04 and Florida in '09), so he's not in much of a position to be calling the SEC overrated. Hell, Lloyd Carr (6-1 vs. the SEC) is in a better position to talk about the SEC than Bob Stoops.
|1 week 4 days ago||No, USC and Oklahoma were||
No, USC and Oklahoma were both undefeated that year. That was the problem; there were three undefeated teams, and the computers favored USC and Oklahoma over Auburn.
But given that Auburn couldn't have done any worse against USC than Oklahoma did, methinks the lady doth protest too much.
|1 week 5 days ago||Might I remind you that when||
Might I remind you that when we beat them a year and a half ago, we needed overtime to do it and we only managed to muster 187 yards of offense. They dominated us in every statistical category except the final score. I'm still astonished that we won that game.
|1 week 5 days ago||Do they have a contingency||
Do they have a contingency plan in case the Zombie apocalypse is underway by then?
|1 week 5 days ago||They very well should be in||
They very well should be in that top group. Nebraska's geographic isolation is nothing new, yet they were borderline invincible in the mid-90's. Between '93 and '97, Tom Osborne went 60-3 or something and came within a missed field goal of three consecutive perfect seasons. Though it might be unrealistic for them to expect to duplicate that level of dominance now, there's no reason why they shouldn't be competing for national championships. Given the resources and tradition of that program, it's hard not to think that Pelini has underachieved, geography notwithstanding.
|1 week 6 days ago||Yeah, but that's not||
Yeah, but that's not saying much. We had uncharacteristically mediocre classes for two of those four years (2010 and 2011) because of [**REDACTED**], and Penn State was running on autopilot for about the last 10 years of JoePa's career.
A program like Nebraska should be compared against the top-recruiting programs nationally, not to the rest of the Big Ten.
|1 week 6 days ago||My friend and I flew to||
My friend and I flew to Nebraska for the game last season. The only time we didn't feel like we were out in the middle of nowhere was when we were in Memorial Stadium.
|1 week 6 days ago||Madison has a lot more talent||
Madison has a lot more talent nearby than Lincoln, NE. For one thing, Illinois is literally in their back yard, and that's a fairly talent-rich state.
|1 week 6 days ago||Madison isn't isolated at||
Madison isn't isolated at all. In fact, it's not really all that hard to get to, given that Chicago is less than 2.5 hrs away.
|1 week 6 days ago||Has Nebraska really been all that successful in||
Has Nebraska really been all that successful in recruiting? I've always seen it as one of Pelini's weaknesses (though the article added some additional perspective). Nebraska has the cache and facilities to be attracting top 10 classes every year; if I were a Husker fan, top 25 wouldn't be good enough for me.
|1 week 6 days ago||*YAWN*||
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I'm not sure Caminker even||
I'm not sure Caminker even wants to be president. I met him at an admitted stidents reception a couple of months ago and I got the sense that he was relieved to be shifting back to a full-time faculty role. My money is on Sullivan. She came out of the whole brouhaha with the UVA trustees looking golden, and leaving on her own terms to take the top job at another public university would be a great way to get her revenge. She was well-liked while she was at Michigan and there's no reason why she wouldn't be wanted back. If not Sullivan, then the lady from Syracuse.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I refuse to recognize these||
I refuse to recognize these adopted stepchildren from the east coast as legitimate members of our conference.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I don't know if it's safe to||
I don't know if it's safe to assume that a kid who is serious about academics won't end up at an SEC school. He could go to Alabama and get a 4.0 there. Also, Florida, which Hand is considering, is a decent school academically.
But you're right in the sense that Stanford is probably a bigger threat for Peppers than the SEC is.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||VaTech was also thought to be||
VaTech was also thought to be in the driver's seat for Derrick Green around this time last year. It's not VaTech I'm worried about, it's one of the SEC schools making a strong push. They are the recruiting equivalent of Kim Kardashian right now, both in terms of looks and reputation.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Your uncle really did that? The Irish Potato||
Your uncle really did that? The Irish Potato Famine? Creative taunt, I'll give him that.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Something like that. It||
Something like that. It always makes me chuckle when they announce that he played at Michigan because he really only barely played at Michigan.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Wow. That's really humble and||
Wow. That's really humble and mature of him to think that way.
That is the mindset of someone who is destined to conquer the world.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||If it were me, I probably||
If it were me, I probably wouldn't talk to him much. I would be respectful and courteous and keep the football-related comments to a minimum, but I would find someone else at the table and engage them in conversation to avoid having to talk to Tressel.
|6 weeks 13 hours ago||Beilein doesn't need to||
Beilein doesn't need to explain himself to anyone. He single-handedly resurrected this program and got us to within a cat's whisker of a national championship with a team that was ranked 68th out of 68 tournament teams in terms of experience. The man has earned some deference.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Beilein has been playing with||
Beilein has been playing with house money all season, but he's on the verge of bankrupting the house. I'm calling a Chapter 7. Michigan by three. GO BLUE.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Segfault. Man, does that||
Segfault. Man, does that bring back memories (the kind that involve late nights in a CAEN lab and copious amounts of Mountain Dew).
|6 weeks 2 days ago||File this alongside Chris||
File this alongside Chris Webber's timeout, Kevin Ware's injury, and the possibility of a "Fab Five reunion" as one of the stories I'm not looking forward to hearing about incessantly over the next 24 hours.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I'm ashamed to say that I've||
I'm ashamed to say that I've never been happier to have my bracket busted. I had us in the Final Four, but losing to Indiana.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Bit your tongue. This season||
Bit your tongue. This season has already taken too many years off my life. I'm hoping for a 30-point blowout. I don't care how boring it would be for the rest of the country.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Doyel asked Boeheim out of||
Doyel asked Boeheim out of nowhere whether he'll be back next season and Boeheim reminded Doyel what a waste of space he is.