- Member for
- 38 weeks 4 days
|36 weeks 4 days ago||Friend in EL says "couches||
Friend in EL says "couches are officially on fire here in EL"
|37 weeks 3 days ago||Why the fuck didn't we play||
Why the fuck didn't we play to WIN all season long, that is my question? Last second playbook open up to try to save your job, borges?
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks to the faithless who||
Thanks to the faithless who sold offf their tickets for bargain basement prices.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Thank you, Devin. I have no||
Thank you, Devin. I have no complaints at all on how you played. The one play that would have taken then game didn't happen, but nobody here was even giving you a chance of being in that position.
The second best passing game in Michigan history, with a hobbled quarterback, against an undefeated #3 ranked team. Shame on anyone who criticizes DG.
Yes, it was more heartbreaking to watch than the blowout most were predicting, but I saw four quarters of michigan football, i saw an offense and quarterback that have been battered all season step up and show that they are relavent. I saw a team that shows that with OL growth, this quarterback is among the ELITE in college football.
(I also saw him robbed by the refs on a fumble call)
Thank you, get ready for that bowl game and kick some ass. I hate saying "next year," but you and your team all showed today that you have what it takes to play against anyone. Now let's see some maturity and a great season next year.
|38 weeks 2 days ago||I complain a lot about the||
I complain a lot about the talks of "tradition" that started getting really bad during the RR era.
Without going into suporting almost the entirety of what has been said here in regards to tradition, which I do support, and think serves a great deal of the electricity of the crowd environment that is "Michigan Football," it always pissed me off that we were screaming about these things while the MAIN tradition of Michigan footballl was taking a back seat to many of these people -- WINNING F'N FOOTBALL GAMES. (insert references to manball etc here)
|38 weeks 3 days ago||I believe in DG. Hope his||
I believe in DG.
Hope his talent isn't stifled through the rest of his career by inteptitude in coaching, protection, and playcalling. Our skill players in general are getting a bum wrap. Hard to blame the kids in the trenches when they are being thrown to the wolves fresh out of HS.
Trim off the fat, and let's get this kis into a game that matters before his college years are over.
|38 weeks 3 days ago||Everyone attacking DG at all||
Everyone attacking DG at all ---
Rationalize the fact that he has acatually gotten WORSE under this staff, and so did our previous quarterback.
Denard was never going to be Johnny fucking Moxon, but imagine those years WITHOUT Denard. Imagine Morris in these games gettting hit like DG has been hit. Do you think he'd be able to keep composure? Name some quarterbacks that have to work with what DG has had to work with in regards to protection that would still even be WALKING without crutches at this point in the season. Look what happened to Morris when he had to fill denard's shoes against Nebraska, and
The one game where DG got time and wasn't running for his life, RECORDS WERE SET. I don't give two craps who the oppoenent was. Every team plays worse oppoents year in and year out and doesn't set those records.
Denard was special, he might not have been what you wanted, but his last years were under coaches who made him worse rather than better. The coaches who forced him to play to his own weaknesses while the losses piled up, and in the end didn't have a backup plan for when he did eventually go down. When he did make it back into the lineup, they misused him and set him up for even greater failure. They even found a way to bring him into the games when he came back and put up yards, then STOPPED USING WHAT WORKED. That kid WAS MICHIGAN FOOTBALL. He stuck with it, trusted his coaches, and got worse at the expense of what "the team" asked of him. Fuck anyone who says otherwise.
How much more evidence is needed? Am I delusional with this line of thought?
|38 weeks 4 days ago||Oh, and to the apologists||
Oh, and to the apologists making light of RR losing to washington state as to try to dull out the fact that his squad just took out oregon... Let us not forget that we barely managed to get past AKRON and UCONN, then having to watch the game against PSU be thrown away.. Maybe "thrown" is not the right word. Bottom line is, the Arizona fan base is a hell of a lot more optimistic about their program than our fanbase --- That is not just because "THIS IS MICHIGAN," but because it really is that bad.
We have talent that has shown itself of being capable of breaking school/conference/NCAA records, but still cannot find cohesion. This is coaching.
This is a new low, lower than it felt every time denard came into the game last year at QB after the injury knowing it was going to be a designed run every single time. Knowing he was being set up to fail. Watching these kids at skill positions play their hearts out for a staff that is raking in millions with thieir heads up their asses. Every minute of every game this year has felt like the 2nd half of the Ohio game last year....At least monkey rodeo was entertaining. This just makes me pissed off and depressed. Maybe I shouldn't have came here and read this after coming home from a night out at the pub, This sucks, and I hope it gets better for the players, and for the sake of the school.
|38 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah, ok, so stop with the||
Yeah, ok, so stop with the "what if RR would have been able to get someone like mattison" scenarios. The fact is, it never happened, and this is real life. Yeah, I have played it out in my own head, and see student sections lined with brunettes while hearing the victors being pumped through millions of televisions across the world in January.
I cannot stand to watch this, and I am not even mad
I feel bad for the kids out there, the ones that I KNOW have the talent to succeed. I feel BAD for Gardner, while he has made his big mistakes, he has also taken so many hits that I'd have a hard time blaming him if he just walked away from this team and never came back.
David Brandon hired hoke like a true business man, as a marketing move. Hoke LOOKED and SOUNDED like MICHIGAN MANBALL. WE. WILL WALK. TO. MICHIGAN.
Oh, how the geriatric boosters love you, good sir. Let us hope that you can win football games as well.
Bless the F'n hearts of the defense of this team. They are way better than given credit for, have stats that look like crap because they are constantly starting on their heels and get off the field for just long enough to take a piss before they get Borgess'd back onto the field.
Ya know, I think Hoke COULD be the answer, but borges/funk gotta go. This athletic department made a coaching decision based on what would market best to the boosters hearing aids. I am sick of manball, I am sick of tradition. Ohio has managed to keep tradition while evolving a bit. Just watching how electric their crowds are on TV makes me sad. This school took a short term fix to their problem and now the younger generation in Ann Arbor is starting to not even care about this program. Are we going to start taking away rows when these gasbags start dying off and nobody is there to replace them as season ticket holders?
What has this coaching staff done, anyways? Took RR's class (which was thin because of ATTRITION) and managed to win a BCS game the first year solely because of mattison ship-shaping up the defense?
Ok, full-out rambling has commenced. I am just sick of this. I hate manbawl, I hate no free programs, I hate everything. This team has an obvious lack of faith in their offensive coaching staff. Morale is low, I almost cried watching DG on TV after the game -- call me a pussy. I don't care, this is crap. It is absolutely SAD that I was able to procure ROW A tickets on the michigan sideline for next weekend for well under 200 dollars.... a game where we are playing a team that has won almost two dozen straight games. This should be an exciting week. We should be talking about the huge game next week, even in a down season....down DECADE, next week usually still feels like a game that rivals the superbowl.
Right now, next week feels like I do not even care anymore. Right now all i can think is "hear, hear" as I read through all of the posts. Right now I look at the tweets, the blogs, the faceboooks, and am dejected at the people lashing out at our quarterback, because I just cannot help but to think that this kid is way better than is being shown, and I feel like I am watching Varsity Blues every time I watch Devin limp off the field.
This is the first time i have almost not even cared about next week's game, but I will go, and I will support this team, but I cannot support this coaching staff (with the exception of the defense) or the administration that marketed them as the second coming of Bo.