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|1 day 11 hours ago||Sigh. I set up my flight home||
Sigh. I set up my flight home to avoid a possible bowl game on the 31st and now I'll be in the air for the Orange Bowl.
|3 days 22 hours ago||I don't think we get past||
I don't think we get past Bama either (and won't till I see it happen), but I am almost 100% certain we'd give them a better game, win or lose, than Wisky , PSU, Clemson, Colorado, or Oklahoma would.
|3 days 22 hours ago||If you predict a thing to be||
If you predict a thing to be 35% likely, and everyone else predicts said thing to be <10% likely, and said thing happens...
That prediction wasn't "wrong". 35% likely means just that - it will happen sometimes (probably 35% of the time, in fact). Giving 6.5 points to Michigan against wasn't "wrong" - Michigan outperformed that, but that's expected variation. It's why you play the game.
But I do think 538 is underrating Michigan's chance here - they are going off of insufficient data and not weighting the particulars of this year highly enough.
|4 days 18 hours ago||#CHAOSTEAM applies to the AD||
#CHAOSTEAM applies to the AD as well apparently.
Agree with the others - HAS to be something ugly, otherwise makes zero sense. Nobody Indiana can realistically get is going to do better for them any time soon.
|4 days 18 hours ago||"Don't schedule second or||
"Don't schedule second or third tier sports at the same time as football, and don't schedule hockey and basketball at the same time" aren't insane or entitled requests, if it's actually feasible to avoid that scheduling.
We're not talking about WD's convenience here - no one can attend both hockey and basketball reliably, because multiple home games are on top of each other. That's going to hurt attendance for one or both, because it can't do otherwise.
And field hockey vs football? Essentially nobody who didn't give birth to one of the ladies on the team is a fan of field hockey but not football.
|4 days 18 hours ago||It would be really nice if||
It would be really nice if they'd sell partial season tickets, or X game ticket packages, for students. It's just really tough to make every game, especially on weeknights, and as I student I could never justify the expense because I knew I'd miss half the games. Same with hockey.
Frankly they need to find some way to incentivize the season ticket holders to show up too, and/or sell more packages and fewer full season tickets. You're never going to fill the house for a crap nonconference game, but at least you can make sure the primo seats don't sit empty.
|4 days 21 hours ago||I'm not sure that 2015 MSU in||
I'm not sure that 2015 MSU in the playoffs was a "mistake" so much as that they were the B1G champion with a win (even a fluky one) over the "eye test" best team in the conference (OSU). Very hard to justify leaving MSU out last year.
It's a bit different this year - OSU is probably still the best "eye test" team in the conference, with M a very close #2. PSU has a win over OSU, but a worse overall record and an uncompetitive loss to M. Wisconsin already lost to both OSU and M - hard to put them in over either team (but a little easier to put them in over 2 loss Michigan).
|4 days 21 hours ago||Besides the obvious||
Besides the obvious disappointment of our two losses, I find myself oddly disappointed over OSU's loss to PSU (or any of PSU's other wins), because it makes things that much tougher for us to get in.
OSU in the B1G championship would have been best case scenario from Michigan's perspective if M can't be there - a 0 or 1-loss B1G champ OSU is a holy lock to make the playoffs, and at that point Michigan would be the clear #2 in the league (worst case Rose, or first dibs at a CFP spot if Clemson or Washington lose).
Hell, in the scenario where the B1G championship was 1 loss OSU vs 2 loss Wisconsin, you could even see an outside chance at Michigan jumping both with a Wisky win.
Incidentally this is why the Iowa loss is also especially infuriating.
|5 days 9 hours ago||Why does everyone like this||
Why does everyone like this so much more than 8 teams? Seriously, what's the upside?
|1 week 18 hours ago||"Michigan had their chances".||
"Michigan had their chances". Well, so did OSU - an INT, a bad fake punt, two missed FGs, missed nearly every open receiver they had, failed to get any big plays other than the 41 yard Barrett scramble. So by the "you made enough mistakes to make the refs matter" logic, OSU didn't "deserve" a win either.
Fact was it played out as a tight game decided by multiple 50-50 calls, and some calls that shouldn't be 50-50 at all, all favoring the Buckeyes. The zebras decided the outcome, and it took multiple bad calls for that to be true, not just one or two "could go either way" opportunites.
|1 week 19 hours ago||In the scheme of things, was||
In the scheme of things, was the fumble that bad? Didn't it immediately precede the terrible fake punt which was effectively a turnover and resulted in a Michigan touchdown? I mean, fumbling at the 1 is not good, but the ensuing events meant there wasn't really a point swing due to it.
|3 weeks 21 hours ago||Yeah same here. Plus the guys||
Yeah same here. Plus the guys seemed the appropriate amount of upset. More of "ugh, WTF" at the complete off-script of it than rage. Ace had a good point - basically everything that could go wrong for Michigan did, and they still almost won.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Evans looked good yesterday||
Evans looked good yesterday but was iffy for a long stretch after his first breakout game. Had a tendency to go down as soon as he was touched and is pretty bad as a blocker. But he broke a few tackles yesterday.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||What's especially unfortunate||
What's especially unfortunate is that it happened on a night Iowa finally figured out that Wadley is legit and Daniels is shit, after they'd wasted most of the season giving Daniels half the carries.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Noticed McCray still taking||
Noticed McCray still taking some awful angles in this game. TFLs are great, but sometimes you've got to give up 5 yards, tip your cap, and live to play another down.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah, one or two more first||
Yeah, one or two more first downs win this game, and we burned too many first downs on cute stuff.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||On the other hand, Darboh||
On the other hand, Darboh flat outran the safety on two free TDs and Speight missed both. He also missed badly on the flea flicker (a lousy call, frankly, but the play was there). Total team failure, plus Ferentz picking the worst week to realize Wadley is legit and Daniels is shit.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Seemed like a ton of times OL||
Seemed like a ton of times OL were downfield blocking air while Smith or someone else with the ball was getting buried. Really poor targeting.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||AZ is mountain standard time||
AZ is mountain standard time all year. It's a two hour shift for M, 1 for W.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||House money at this point. Play the hot hands.||
House money at this point. Play the hot hands.
|4 weeks 15 hours ago||Remember those games in 2010||
Remember those games in 2010 everyone complains about where the RichRod offense could torch anyone for hundreds of yards, but had a hard time scoring in the red zone?
|4 weeks 17 hours ago||Sad Mascots needs to be added||
Sad Mascots needs to be added to this week's Top 5 from the podcast
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah McCray saved the TD at||
Yeah McCray saved the TD at the end of the half. That was after his injury.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Except that on Maryland's||
Except that on Maryland's next drive, a Terp receiver had a much more obvious full-arm extension shove on Lewis that went uncalled.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Speaking of butt, how about||
Speaking of butt, how about the NEB secondary giving up two long 3rd down conversions after Barret was swarmed? Yeesh you guys.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||The uniforms really look like||
The uniforms really look like butt. And they are so proud of their buckeye leaf stickers - why would they wear a blank helmet (with some sort of pavement texture?)
|4 weeks 2 days ago||The give to the full back on||
The give to the full back on short yardage is expected at this point. Would love to see some play action off of it.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Are they really that dumb?||
Are they really that dumb? Dantonio is the best thing that's happened to them. One bad year doesn't undo that.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Was at the game. Not a great||
Was at the game. Not a great turnout, and mostly Michigan fans, but still a fun event. ASU really needs a hockey pep band though.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||They won't change anything||
They won't change anything retroactively, but they could certainly make the types of calls that were missed a "point of emphasis" for future games. Which could come in handy against grab-happy OSU.