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|20 weeks 3 days ago||I always liked Omar.||
I hope he gets back soon. But son of a b*&%h poor little Omar is going to be afraid now.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Agree about Bo Ryan||
When he lost it about his Dad, I started tearing up as well. Loved the tories about his Dad, and I hope he can win it. He probably won't because Kentucky MAN ball won't committ a foul. However I won't be watching. No more this year.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||I'm out||
No reason to watch the absolute joke of a game that basketball has become. When a 180 man using an elbow is deemed more harmful than a 225-250 pound man lowering the shoulder that's when it has crossed the line for me. Off to baseball.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||At least||
I don't have to spend one more second watching the hell that is NCAA basketball with the worst announcers and the worst refs. Jeebus I'm so glad to not have to watch those morons lower shoulders and drive on in like a running back and even more glad that I don't have to listen to Greg Anthony and Charles (who knows of what he speaks when he says turrible) Barkley!
I'm out and will enjoy some baseball this weekend!
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Some viewers here have amazing powers of sight.||
The way they can tease iut enjoy touched the ball last. Wow! Let them loose on the zapruder film! /s
|29 weeks 4 days ago||Favorite Comment||
From Bryon Bullough... Why Not U of M: something to the effect of if they would have offered I would have thought about it...
What and be excommunicated from your house. Please... I totally understand why you would go to MSU, don't try and soft sell it.
|33 weeks 2 days ago||Minor Leagues||
The NFL won't spend the money and they don't need to. The NBA might... but there's too much money in the NCAA tournament.
However it is the one easy way to fix the system. There is a reason there are generally few if any major scandals in baseball, hockey. There are functioning minor leagues that allow players who want to earn money to do so as well as the fact there is relatively little money or interest in the college versions of those sports. (Which explains the lack of scandals on the women's side of college sports, no interest/money). If you were to allow players to skip college and go to minor leagues the ones looking to get paid would gravitate there and would take a lot of the evil out of college sports.
|33 weeks 2 days ago||I'm a life member spouse isn't||
Would I then have to pay annual for her, or purchase a life... (spouse isn't an alum at all) I purchased the life when it was 400... (it was going up to 700 and wife and I decided it would be awesome to do it that way, 4 monthly 100 payments and all done) So 1400 would be a big bite for this limited use.
EDIT: It would be a 200 charge. (from the website)
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Bowl Game - Yea||
Hey I'm glad they got 15 more practices. I'm also equally glad that I have a built in excuse to not watch the game. Too late for me. I'll be happily in bed before it goes on too long. So this is all good for me.
|38 weeks 2 days ago||Hoops||
C'mon man, a national championship. You gotta go with that everytime!
|38 weeks 5 days ago||Here's what I love||
Capacity Spartan Stadium: 75,005
Attendance for the final game for one of the great MSU Teams: 71,418.
Gotta love those fans.
|38 weeks 6 days ago||No||
Because by tying you are forcing the other team to have to do something to win.. you go for the almost given PAT... outcome is that you force the other team to do something to win 98+% of the time.
Go for the point conversion: unsure of the percentages but highest outcome.. force the other team to do something to win.. or they can sit on the ball.
I get it that the Michigan Defense wasn't stopping OSU.. but then again. help me if I'm wrong here. it was a tie game and I don't think there were any Michigan Defensive Touchdowns? So isn't it fairly obvious that the OSU defense wasn't stopping Michigan?
But hey in the end it doesn't matter what I think. Only matters what Mr. Brandon thinks. Have a good evening.
|38 weeks 6 days ago||Hmmm, yet Auburn went for one at home.. to force OT||
And I guess winning is just an okay outcome. But what do they know.
Sorry I couldn't watch the game following the UMICH feed on Twitter and I swore when they said Mich was going for two. Wife asked what.. I said Hoke is going for two.. stupid ... wrong... and then I saw the result. I wish I had been wrong.
|38 weeks 6 days ago||Auburn goes for the PAT to force OT||
And by getting it forces Alabama to have to do something to win the game. Interesting. I guess that's okay.. if it works for you.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||Sorry it's been a tire fire since 2007||
The 2010 year was an exception. A lucky exception. Otherwise it's been consistently bad to completely awful over the past 6 years. Until the program decides that the future is where the focus needs to be not the past it will remain a tire fire.
No I'm not a fairweather fan, just an alum who has decided it's not worth the agony to watch this team currently. I hope you all enjoy the OSU game, I'll be driving on Saturday, might listen for a bit... might not. No big whoop.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||Line||
Opening 10, goes up to 13.5
|41 weeks 1 day ago||The Jon Falk Article||
I got to the end of it.. and I wanted to read Jon Falk's next Bo Story.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||MSU Fight Song Lyrics||
Well to be honest he should refer to the MAC fight song lyrics: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan_State_University_Fight_Song
Smash right through that line of blue,
|41 weeks 2 days ago||It's not one play||
Or another play.. it is the amalgamation of plays which confounds us. Agreed that if Kerridge does x, the play works.. .however we've not seen Kerridge do x. In practice one can only assume if practice is run at full speed with a competent defense on the other side that Kerridge still can't do x.
Therefore, if Kerridge never shows the ability to do x, or the offensive line never shows the ability to block in a certain manner, how in the name of footbawl (misspelling intended) can you run that play if you know it has zero chance of success. (I know if it's executed it will, I buy that in the first couple games of the season. Run it out there... ) Yet we've just finished game 9 of the season. 75% complete (regular season) Quick question to the football coaches out there: At the 75% point of the season do you know what it is your team can and can't do on a regular basis? (I think the answer is obvious, but hey I could be wrong)
If you do, how can Borges not know? Hmmm 8 guys in box.. important play... hmmm maybe I should throw scissors here? Since the defense has rolled out sheets of paper 50 ft by 50 ft..... nah let's throw rock.
Someone above noted that the team is slow, no tempo. Yet Hoke says we practice tempo. Well if one assumes they practice tempo as well as they practice inverted veer, one assumes that the tempo is turtle like in it's efficiency.
So what's the solution? Next year's offensive line will be different, more experienced in the middle, but younger on the ends. The backfield will be more experienced, but who will teach them how to block. Gardner will be more experienced, but with the way he's moving backwards will that be better? Arrggggg. This is how it felt to look at the defense of RichRod's teams. Sure they'll be more experienced but they're not better. We all knew what the solution was then, but RichRod wouldn't make it. I think the same issue faces Hoke. We know what the solution is, will he make it... If he doesn't and the offense doesn't improve, or heaven forbid regresses further... next winter we'll see The Process II, Brandon's Last Stand.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||Execution||
Just as Brian says, yes the play call may be perfect if you assume your players can execute. However that is a incredible assumption. Assuming that Fitz can pass block like Vincent Smith is basically insane. He can't.. and at this point in his career I don't see that as a strenght that is going to be developed.
The problem is that if you could use computer to mask the uniforms of the defense I'm guessing each of these plays are going to be repeated over the coming weeks. Sure no defense is as good as MSU's (right... who have they yet faced... they may be good, but really with their competition who knows), but Nebraska's was gawd-awful against the run and Michigan moved them up in the rankings. Each and every defense is going to prepare using the template provided by MSU and Nebraska. If the offense doesn't adjust, it's going to continue to look the same.
Why does Borges not do these other things? Two answers come up to my mind, He's super stubborn, or he's deathly afraid of even worse things happening. I'm hopeful it's the former, rather than the latter. If it's the latter, wee... next year should be super fun!
|41 weeks 3 days ago||I agree and also wonder how||
I agree and also wonder how much this reminds folks of the defense under RichRod? In that instance you had coaches being forced to run a 3-3-5 or defenses they weren't good at. And we see what happened. Here you see Borges not being able to run his offense. Now sometimes coaches can adjust to this and change their philosophy. How much of the bad play calling may perhaps be tied to the fact that Borges is just mentally shot.
Also, in reference to play calling versus execution. As Brian said, at what point when the players rarely execute a play right should the staff realize that this play just won't work, no matter how often it gets called.
Finally, I'm reminded of Coach John McKay's quote during the 0-14 year of the Bucs. When asked about his team's execution he supposedly replied, "I'm all for it." I'm not sure if that was said, but in this time of coaches and bloggers talking about execution it does make me laugh.
|42 weeks 1 day ago||Well now when we say that running back gave his all...||
It'll really mean something!
I know minus 1 not informative....
|42 weeks 1 day ago||We need a new meme:||
M Go Mods as Oprah: You win Bolivia, You win Bolivia... Everyone Wins Bolivia....
|42 weeks 1 day ago||Hurr hurrr||
Ace Williams article... commense PANIC!!!!!!!!! Who has the bulk discount code at Ann Arbor Torch and Pitchfork!
/s for the folks that need that.
|42 weeks 1 day ago||Even if he doesn't make the catch...||
And Michigan wins... does it change the idea that this team isn't really that good? I mean it's OSU and then Wisconsin/MSU and then ... blargh... Frankly I'm not even sure MSU is that good. The MSU defense still hasn't faced a decent offense. Frankly they haven't faced a decent defense.
Perhaps I'm just too depressed.
|42 weeks 1 day ago||Why do we care about impressiveness of the our wins this season?||
Honestly... won't that just put us in a bowl that we may not be qualified for... Don't get me wrong, I'm all for utilizing the extra practices.... I'd just rather not utilize them for a shelling at the hands of an SEC team that is vastly more qualified. Let Notre Dame and Minnesota devolve into a tire fire as well...
|42 weeks 4 days ago||It's not changing anytime soon.||
The coaching staff will stay the same for at least one more season. However that means that the results aren't chaning anytime soon.
So therefore I'm not going to be insane: I will expect the same results from this coaching staff. 3 road games against our biggest rivals next year. Weee.... that should be awesome!
As said above, Ah well.
|43 weeks 12 hours ago||Nice Shot!||
For the way to close victory!
|48 weeks 1 day ago||And This Year...||
Not that the win felt good against UCONN but we did win.
|48 weeks 4 days ago||Actually I think they have accomplished something:||
In the article the writer notes that it was the wrong time to do this and now everyone will be wise.
Let's be honest here, this is really not the highest percentage fake out there. So here's my theory. On many punts going foward, the other team will spy on this. They will be looking at the gunner who doesn't gun as it were. They will be splitting their attention from the return a bit to defending the fake.
They pulled off this play at a time where if it fails nothing is lost.
I think that is some quality coaching and knowledge of the rules there. Plus one more thing: The rest of the teams they face will probably be trying to figure out when and what this team will pull out of the obsure rules hat in the future.