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|1 day 22 hours ago||Need to differentiate the question||
It's huge for Hoke, just another loss on the pile for Michigan. Really. Since, say, Penn State 2010, are any of these losses different than the other? Sure, in-season they may seem dramatic, but as they continue to bunk next to each other in the Michigan Motel of Mediocrity Room, who can tell the g*ddamn difference? Other than its impact on the current coaching staff they are a continuation on the mean...the narrative barely changes for the trajectory of things.
|1 day 22 hours ago||Just seeing that ND logo makes me ill...||
...nothing personl, of course. That was as classy an ass-whooping Michigan has gotten, so kudos. But really, that logo is killing me.
|1 day 22 hours ago||Sarcasm is the only answer?||
Really. Anyone that isn't joking is appreciably delusional.
Hoping I'm wrong...
|1 day 23 hours ago||Only if he (we) loses||
Then on to the next one as Hovah once opined.
|2 days 2 hours ago||Not big on "what ifs..."||
Since the interruption in the space/time continuum makes null and avoid the hypothetical follow up to a play, I'll pan on that aspect. BUT, anyone watching that game knows that Michigan was, as golfers put it, "grinding around the course." That shouldn't happen - not to teams with bigger goals than beating vastly out-talented/sized/hapless teams on a epic losing streak at home. Style points do matter in college football as they are assessment for future development.
|3 days 3 hours ago||Disagree||
Webb is the last link in this sordid chain and his coming correct will bury it - Jinx wants the Michigan connection to the Fab Five to be cleansed so that they can talk about the era without the hangover and celebrate the on-court success without the drama. Need the short term drama to eradicate the long term drama.
|3 days 3 hours ago||Dudlar's||
Brother Rice and Michigan family puttin Tommy to work!
|4 days 2 hours ago||Yes,||
Yes, if an isolated incident of college hijinks, fine. But throw this on top of all the other nonsense serious and not, it augurs that this guy still has a lot of growing up to do still or is more than a little "off." Trending on the latter.
|1 week 3 days ago||The sky IS falling||
We weren't competitive, save 3 drives in the first half and a kind-of okay D-line performance against the run. That's my biggest problem. And, it augurs terribly. I am a "our coach is our coach until he isn't" kind of guy. But ulimately, in year 4 of a program, not looking like you should be on the same field as a hated rival regardless of intangibles IS cause for worry.
|1 week 3 days ago||What worries me...||
Besides the obvious, detailed at length on this site and other corners of the Michigan Football Support Group, I really cannot pin the ND loss on a handful of calls, formations or players. It was such a collective effort of ineffectiveness. I won't say ineptude, because that is just too dramatic for how lifeless the O looked and how predictably the D faltered given injury and field time.
These losses used to make me drink. Now? A dismissive channel surf to another form of intercollegiate football entertainment. This apathy seems to be permeating the team - at least my perception of it. So many things went wrong in such a predictable fashion that they almost do not bear examination. I am adrift...
|1 week 5 days ago||It's all blah, blah, blah...||
...when you see what the product is. There is nothing that could explain, describe or assess that "performance" in a coach's lexicon other than "owned." I really, really hate Notre Dame. They didn't even have the decency to be petty in victory. Always the disappoint with them.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||The day I started to dislike Brandon...||
...was when he didn't walk across the field at the end of UTLII and hand Swarbrick an envelope that said "NOW, the series is over, bitch." Then shake hands, like gentlemen.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Addendum||
Don't sleep on my old drinking buddy, Matt Elliott who got snaps as well on this drive. Also, our fullbacks were like an extra OLineman. The nostalgia is suffocating.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Old guy weigh-in||
That was my freshman year and expected it would be like this until my shuffleboard days in Boca Raton at the old folks home...
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Crushed it ^||
Especially the "ND:assholes." Truth.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Don't sleep on a Maize jersey...||
....Brandon just went "schwing!!"
|5 weeks 5 days ago||It is annoying...||
...more so in the fact that it seems well-based...As renowned wordsmith/poet laureate Brett Michaels has said "Give Me Something to Believe In."
We don't really know what'g going on, but the recent trajectory begs negativity.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Skeeps strikes again||
Mos Eisley of planet Ann Arbor.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||No such thing as enough Clausen Doom!||
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Desmond catch and the Brayloning of MSU||
Obvi on #1, plus it was my junior year and I was in ND for the Michael Stonebreaker-to-NFL-thanks-Elvis game that wasted Jon Vaughn's perfect game...I could literally put every ND game we've won (the 38-0 pummeling in A2: weather was beautiful and they never threatened us!) that I attended, but I ALMOST walked out of the '04 MSU game: something I had never done theretofore.
We were being pitied by two really cute (of course) Sparty gals as MSU looked unstoppable in the 4th quarter. We decided to stay and you know what happened next...the Brayloning
My former roomate and best bud turned around to the two now-sobbing co-eds and said "almost..."
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Just don't get into a ride with Mateen Cleaves...||
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Were there techncially "subs" in 1879?||
I am sure it was crazy afterwards, but we need to now if they were called "grinders," "hoagies," "heroes" or "wedges."
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Still not as bad as We are ND?||
I really, really hate ND...
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Meyer gonna get his'in||
While I am always curious what our poor cousins to the south of Michigan are doing, delusionally thinking Meyer isn't going to go off at some point isn't worth the time. He gets his.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Move on Up||
For a great cover of this amazing song, check out the Jam's version with lots of cowbell in the middle drum solo break.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||^Required Reading||
Excellent primer on removing the maize-and-blue colored glasses with an objective criteria for program selection...
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Oh man...||
...getting pounded by Penn State at home in the FREEZING rain ('09) tested my "never leave a game early" maxim. Fortunately, the then under-construction Big Haus made it completely impossible to depart because of the bottlenecking nature of the exits so I stayed. Whew!
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Exactly||
People like to project our undergrad admission requirements (vast difference between us and OHIO) onto the athletic department's (not so much). Our sense of superiority is really based on the outlying academic reputation, not what we do with our "student-athletes."
|21 weeks 4 days ago||^Better man than I...||
...It was around the 2nd quarter of that game where I realized I was little brother for real.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||It just plays into the current narrative...||
...of us being down, down, down. 15-11 is the main reason with the conventional wisdom arrow pointing horizontally on the future. Still, bad news compounding is having a PTSD effect on "Michigan Nation."