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|1 week 4 days ago||Along the same lines . . .||
The VD Bowl -- where VD = Valued Demographics.
|1 week 5 days ago||But are they selling like hotcakes?||
Wow, Harbaugh has changed the tide on the rivalry. Hell, rugby fans are starting to believe him.
|1 week 5 days ago||Did you forget Michigan/OSU 2007?||
Henne's line that game: 11/34 for 68 yards. He also was sacked three times for -20 yards. Also, Henne never beat OSU, he went 1-3 in bowl games (versus 1-2 for Denard, including the South Carolina game where he didn't play QB), and he went 2-2 against Notre Dame (versus 2-1 for Denard, not counting the 2009 game (another win) where he barely played). So I don't think you can really hold up Henne over Denard as a big game/championship QB.
|1 week 5 days ago||See below . . .||
The rules actually allow a QB to both throw AND run. Given that Denard's 2010 passing stats are quite similar to the 2006 Henne stats you characterize as "just absurd," seems like you'd want to consider a guy who also contributed over 1,700 yards rushing and 14 rushing TDs when deciding on your QB.
And while you're cherry-picking Denard's stats in big games, you conveniently forgot OSU 2011, when he went 14/17 for 167 yards and three TDs passing, plus 26 carries for 170 yards and 2 TDs rushing.
|1 week 5 days ago||Let's go to the stats . . .||
Henne 2006: 203/328 (61.9 completion percentage), 7.6 YPA, 22 TDs, 8 INTs
Denard 2010: 182/291 (62.5 completion percentage), 8.8 YPA, 18 TDs, 11 INTs
I'd say that's "remotely close." And, oh yeah, there's the rushing stats:
Henne 2006: -83 yards, -1.8 YPC, 0 TDs
Denard 2010: 1702 yards, 6.6 YPC, 14 TDs
Hey, you're right -- it's not remotely close after all.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||And . . .||
that he was aware, but not fully aware, that he was sleeping.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||In Seth's defense . . .||
he already explained that he doesn't pay attention to basketball during football season. Sorta like how we all feel about Hoopsageddon during football season . . . .
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Somewhat different . . .||
I always wait until after Thanksgiving to drive my car into a retention pond.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Hmmmm . . .||
You had "no idea," eh? So, where were you in 2006?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Damn, I really overslept . . .||
Woke up this morning, checked the MGoBoard, and football season apparently is over? How'd we do against OSU?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||We're still waiting . . .||
for D'Antoni to come up with a name for it.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||That's clearly why he didn't catch a break . . .||
How could he expect the cop to know which Ohio State he was talking about?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed on Millen||
In an earlier Michigan game, he explained that there was no targeting because if the defensive player really meant to target the offensive player, he would have left him unconscious. Cuz, you know, that's the way he rolled in his playing days, before they adopted this sissy targeting rule -- no brain damage, no foul. Sorry, but an occasional insightful comment is not enough to offset the rest of what Millen brings to a broadcast.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Geez, dude, it's just an illustrative example . . .||
If it makes you feel better, substitute "overly credulous coverage of WMDs in Iraq." Notwithstanding your beef with Brian's example, you got the point, didn't you?
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Perhaps you are unfamiliar with my body of work?||
I've been known to blow things up -- stadiums, worlds, etc. -- if they displease me. I suppose you could consider that un-chill . . . .
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Is content ever truly "free"?||
OK, leaving aside that existential question, there arguably is an actual concrete cost to posting this stuff in the middle of the football season. Last week's post-game column and Fee Fi Fo Films were written by Seth instead of Ace, so that Ace could spend more time doing basketball preview posts. If Hoopsageddon similarly causes any of the MGoBlog staff to divert their attention from football content during the football season, then I might actually have a problem with this (ostensibly) "extra free content," when it could just as well be provided a month from now when I might appreciate it more.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||On the other hand . . .||
posting this smack in the middle of football season -- and not even during the bye week! -- offsets any possible advantage of Hoopsageddon. If they waited until December to post this, when the football regular season is over and basketball has barely begun (and well before the B1G basketball season), would anyone have a problem with that?
|3 weeks 5 days ago||If a tree falls in a forest . . .||
can someone please set it ablaze and destroy "Hoopsageddon" in a fiery inferno?
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I had another question on this play||
If you watch a replay, you'll see that two Minnesota players signaled for a fair catch, and Thomas interferes with the second of these players. Does every player on the receiving team who signals for a fair catch have to be left alone? Or is the burden on the kicking team not to interfere with whichever player ends up in a position to catch the ball, regardless of whether that player signaled for a fair catch (or, as here, another player already signaled for a fair catch)? Seems like Thomas was in a tricky situation -- if he sees a Minnesota player signal for a fair catch, can't he assume that he has to leave that guy alone, but that any other Minnesota players in the area are blockers who can be hit? Or does he somehow have to know where the ball is going to land and clear a path for any Minnesota player who might step in and try to catch it?
|3 weeks 6 days ago||In addition to this . . .||
Sure, the B1G is bad at running things, but does anyone think it would be better if the NCAA took over?
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Negged . . .||
As a member of the MGoBlog working class, I like to do what I can to bring The Man down. Please join me, fellow members of the proletariat, in denying pancakes to this would-be aristocrat!
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Fun fact||
The WSJ's sports editor is a Michigan grad and die-hard Michigan football fan. So I doubt this was intended as trolling -- more likely an attempt at laughter as the best medicine.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I would actually use . . .||
the verb "trolling" over the adjective "insightful."
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Wow, they must really be bad . . .||
considering they've already won two games. Is one of their wins going to be taken away in hindsight because of how bad they've turned out to be?
|4 weeks 4 days ago||We're talking Bo Pelini||
I think you need to reconsider your definition of "unreasonable" when considering what Pelini would do.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Man, you guys are old . . .||
I was a sophomore.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Another possible option . . .||
assuming we had the personnel to do it, is to keep the offense on the field but have the QB do a pooch punt. Griese was a master at that -- anyone know if Rudock can do it?
|5 weeks 5 days ago||As a lawyer . . .||
I would caution that the law remains unsettled on this point . . . .
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Further support for your wacky theory||
This same crew also (i) called a penalty on a player (No. 86) who doesn't exist on Michigan's defense, (ii) announced a personal foul call on the wrong team, and then left the ref's microphone on while admitting to Harbaugh that they had screwed up and the penalty was actually on MSU, (iii) triggered video reviews on three consecutive plays, and (iv) in their best recreation of a Monty Python skit, miscounted (on at least two occasions) the number of timeouts left when each of the two teams used timeouts late in the game. (And this doesn't even include the several other botched calls.) So your explanation seems fairly consistent with the body of work we saw on Saturday.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||It seems to show that you're wrong||
Looks to me like the snapper is already being blown up before any Michigan blocker makes any contact with the MSU player. As others have noted, the nearest Michigan lineman was too far away to make contact before the snapper is hit.