"Northwestern fans can be both heartened and disheartened by the loss to Minnesota just like how nineteenth-century resurrectionists were heartened when they pried a heart from a freshly-buried corpse and then disheartened it when they sold it to a disreputable anatomist."
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|32 weeks 6 hours ago||Couldn't agree more||
I felt like there was a major shift (and dropoff) from the tone and grandness of the early episodes to the last two, and the finale really felt boring and conventional to me. The dangling air fresheners and the man strapped to the bed seemed like blatant knockoffs of the film Seven, and the buddy-buddy neatness of Marty and Rust coming together in the end as better men just felt like a betrayal of their earlier characters. I loved the series, but really felt let down by the finale.
|47 weeks 2 days ago||* The offense is terrible||
We have a top 20 D, and those guys are getting absolutely no help from the other side of the ball. Most of the bad drives against us have come after full quarters or halves of total ineptitude from the offense. My greatest fear is that we somehow look halfway competent against Ohio State, and Borges will get to keep his job one more year.
Success this season is now defined by whether we can get Al Borges off our coaching staff. If he stays, another whole season is lost.
|52 weeks 7 hours ago||Not sure about the wording.||
Not sure about your wording. But yeah, something along the lines of, "You tend to shit your pants and turtle during road games. For examples, recall every significant road game since you've been our OC. Should we prepare for more of the same in two weeks?"
|1 year 2 days ago||Not sure if this is a common||
Not sure if this is a common sentiment, but two breast cancers sufferers I know (one no longer with us) both told me repeatedly that October was their least favorite month because they were constantly being reminded of their disease.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||This kind of rebuttal is overdue.||
I'm curious, has anyone seen research supporting the idea that players who quit football after college suffer from the same long-term health consequences as the pros? I'm under the impression the types of health concerns leading to all these rule changes take years to develop, and so mostly affect pros, who are extremely well paid to take such health risks. I don't understand why the media are suddenly up in arms about football players' safety and not talking about all of the other dangerous professions. No one's calling for an end to Alaskan crab fishing, even though the people on Deadliest Catch risk their lives for our entertainment and so we can all enjoy crab, and make a hell of a lot less than the worst-paid pro football player. I understand the desire to protect college players, who are unpaid, but is there any research showing that they're in danger of long-term neurological issues?
|1 year 12 weeks ago||"We can both live!"||
Probably my favorite movie as a kid. Still have the VHS tape.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||*Awash||
Not "awashed." Please fix.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||The worst was the blocking foul on Burke.||
Down three with 30 seconds left, I thought that foul call on Wisonsin's dunk was more frustrating. Gave them the tie. It seemed to work out when Hardaway knocked down the 3, but after all the no calls on Burke and McGary drives, that was ludicrous.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Somebody start a change.org petition||
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Mattison sighting?||
Is that Mattison sitting front row and to the right of the batter? When the cameras show the batter step back from the plate, you can get a good look.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||"Proactive accomplisher"||
I love this blog. Pay attention aspiring MBAs. Brian's thworing you gold nuggets for your B school applications.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Related||
A few months ago when all the Bounty-gate stuff was breaking and Saints fans were accusing the NFL and ESPN of "having it out for them," Cowherd went on a rant about how they all sounded just like OSU fans whining about how the NCAA was out to get them regarding the tattoos and Tressel's screw-ups. He then said something long the lines of "Wake up, Saints fans. The NFL isn't out to get you, but they also don't need you. You're new money. You're not the Giants or the Packers. You're not Michigan or Alabama Football. You're Oregon. You're hot now, but no one will care that much if you go away for a while."
It was satisfying, if inflammatory.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Justified||
Anyone else catch the UM reference on Justified a few weeks ago? The character Quarles (who is awesome, btw) is from Detroit, and says he's a Michigan B-school grad. He follows that up with a "Go Blue." I was fully hard.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||You make your own luck.||
Felt I had to comment since my mug is featured in this post.
I respect Brian's affinity for stats and numbers, but I think this is one of those cases in which they only paint part of the picture.
If he wants to believe that luck is the primary factor that explains the turnover discrepency between RR's teams and team 132, and that "if the season were played 1,000 times" then they would both be a lot closer to the mean, than that's fine. But I don't buy it. Teams practice turnover drills and swarming to the football for a reason.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Kozan Announcement = New||
Kozan Announcement = New standard for recruit foreplay
I'm still catching up on sleep from that Sunday night F5 nightmare.
|3 years 1 week ago||The World Stops||
I lose awareness of anything and evrythign apart from the game. I go from wild jubilation to scathing wrath from one play to the next. If Michigan is not executing every facet of the game perfectly, I am a colassal prick. Any questions directed my way by anyone apart from a daily MGoBlog reader will be ignored or answered in two words or less.
My fiancee went to MSU, and during the game tomorrow I will look on her with different eyes (the enemy!) and wonder how I ever thought she was cool enough to date. It usually takes us a week to fully recover from my bad behavior.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||Absolutely. What better could||
Absolutely. What better could you have hoped for? They actually look somewhat old school, and understated. Nothing tops our regular dark unis, but this is about the best we could have hoped for, and I actually think they're pretty cool. Hats off adidas.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||Total Clown||
"Clown" is the perfect adjective for Gee. Makes you appreciate that no one really associates Mary Sue Coleman with our footall program. School presidents should focus on academics, not sports. That's the AD's job.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||Agree||
Meyer isn't going to take over a program that's caught under the shadow of the ban hammer. Dantonio, on the other hand ...
|3 years 20 weeks ago||God bless you Tom||
Helping concerned Wolverines sleep peacefullly
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Kids||
Was that, like, Columbus's version of a Civil War re-enactment?
|3 years 22 weeks ago||The year before||
they'd won the national championship, thanks in large part to Tebow. Totally different situation.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Agree||
Don't sound too excited about our good fortune Brian. This read like a post from a melancholy Spartan or OSU fan, bemoaning a sad turn of fate.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Borges and WRs||
Anyone know enough about SDSU or Ball State to talk about Borges' track record with WRs? After passing on Lucien, and considering this non-offer of Smith, just wondering if we have evidence to support or bemoan his seeming reticence to go after some highly-rated WRs.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Rolling||
I think we'll have to put a strong product on the field this fall to hold onto everyone, but so far just an unbelievable job. Obviously Urban Meyer was right: Mattison is an absolute animal on the recruiting trail. That's probably why we sent our D Coordinator to Ohio to meet with Dunn.
Just for comparison's sake, I looked around at what other high-profile programs had been up to recruiting-wise; we're toe-to-toe or ahead of everyone ... except Texas. Holy moly: 9 four stars and 3 five stars. I don't understand how they don't win a championship every other year. Just goes to show recruiting can take you only so far.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Fred Jackson appreciates||
Fred Jackson appreciates hyperbole
|3 years 24 weeks ago||... and lost to myLions||
As a Packer fan, how worried are you about losing Rodgers to injury again when the Lions come to town with Mr. Fairley?
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Apart from a couple local||
Apart from a couple local guys that probably would have gone to MSU regardless of who was coaching at Michigan, when have we ever not domintated MSU in recruiting?
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Epic deer story||
I haven't thought about this in a very long time, but since you've given me the perfect opportunity to wax nostalgic:
During my freshman year I lived at Markley. Late one spring night I ended up very inebriated on north campus (accompanied a girl home who lived up there, was not asked to spend the night) and, since it was a nice evening, I decided to walk home. Because I was a few dozen deep, I also decided to sing to myself to pass the time; I guess my voice sounded cool to me after a case of beer. I was somewhere on Fuller Road near the Arb, singing Neil Young (I think it was "Out on the Weekend" ... I was somber after striking out), when I saw a deer grazing back in the woods. I stopped and watched. The deer watched me back, then walked into the woods. For no logical reason, I decided to follow the deer into the woods (!). After about 50 yards the trees opened up into a little clearing, and I was suddenly in the presence of 15 or 20 deer, of all sexes and ages. They were grazing in small clusters, and regarded me as a curiosity rather than a threat. I was still singing Neil Young, which I was convinced had somehow communicated my benign intentions to the deer, and I decided to sit down against a tree. I stayed for about 10 mins, and the deer basically ignored me. Then I got up and walked back to Markley, where none of my buddies believed my ridiculous story.
No I was not on any pyschotropic substances that night. But yeah, deer on North Campus man ... good times.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Mouton||
#1 LB pick from the Big Ten. #4 overalll LB pick in the draft. Way to go Jonas!