|4 weeks 4 days ago||In rugby they just made it||
In rugby they just made it part of the game. :D
|4 weeks 4 days ago||>As a freshman in M||
>As a freshman in M rugby
soiled meat and sand!
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Never played football, but||
Never played football, but I've played rugby for about a decade now. The big things we try to tell football players are...
1. you MUST wrap. Not only is it the rule, but it's the only way to ensure that you are going to stop the runner. Relying on mass is a very poor way to tackle, especially if you're playing somebody who has good balance.
2. Head positioning--football players tend to put their heads in front of/inside the runner, rather than behind/outside. When you have a helmet, you don't need to worry about getting kneed in the face.
3. In rugby, giving up a yard to make a solid tackle is nearly always the right move. So, you let the attacker fall forward to ensure you get a very solid wrap and bring them down--which also helps make it harder for the attacking team to secure the ball in a ruck. In football, that might get you chewed out by your coach for giving up yards after contact.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||The rugby tackles are just **better** tackles.||
The thing about rugby tackles is that they're not only safer, they're more likely to bring somebody to ground--especially when there's a big size or strength difference. It's not so easy to just run over or through somebody when they've got their arms latched around your thighs. I mean, Kovaks wasn't the biggest guy and he pretty much made his daily bread on quality wrap tackles.
We've all seen somebody go flying in for a shoulder tackle only to have the runner stay on his feet, right? I mean, this is not a TD if either OSU defender wraps Robinson up.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Eh...||
Over-reliance on TMO and replay is becoming an increasing problem in rugby. It really only replaces the problems you already have with things like:
--Is the person across the line?
And this is ignoring the fact that in rugby you get your "one motion" to either score the try or set the ruck. In football, you're just down, so you'd still have a huge issue with replay so you can tell whether soembody is down before they were able to ground the ball.
|6 weeks 11 hours ago||You used to be able to get||
You used to be able to get audio over the internet, but it was pretty spotty.
|6 weeks 11 hours ago||agreed||
The reason Spartan Bob is famous is becuse a miscue led **directly** to a game being lost.
Unfortunatley, you can't really point at any one blown call and say "that one, that one there is what lost us the game!"
|6 weeks 11 hours ago||Neg me.||
I double posted and must be punished.
|6 weeks 11 hours ago||I imagine Sharp is just||
I imagine Sharp is just masturbaing furiously and--
oh god, why did I think of that.
|6 weeks 18 hours ago||What is the other option?||
Be a **Lions** fan and see shit like this week in and week out?
thank god for the Red Wings. They've sustained me through some dark days.
|6 weeks 18 hours ago||Seconded.||
That was the only time I have ever started jumping up and down simply because of a punt.
|6 weeks 22 hours ago||come on||
It's not exactly a secret that broken plays happen. I'm sure that the punt team runs scenarios of what to do if the snap is bobled, if the kick is blocked, etc.
The problem was that this was an exceptionally weird play where a lot of strange things happened.
|6 weeks 22 hours ago||Eh...||
I don't know many rugby players that would try to box kick like that when they panic, though. First instict on a broken play for most the rugby players I know is to scoop the ball, run as far forward as you can, and then stay on your feet as long as you can to give your team time to get back on-sides and secure a ruck...
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Sparty has a ton of bandwagon||
Sparty has a ton of bandwagon fans--not that they'd ever admit it with their "walmart wolverine' nonsense.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||"You're" Officiating comments?||
"Your" an MSU graduate, I take it?
|6 weeks 1 day ago||You're not wrong...||
I'd agree with everything in this **except** the bolden penalty. Michigan lost one of its "better talents" becuase of a suspect call that was shown to be aboslutely ludicrous upon review. And yet it was somehow upheld.
It certainly wasn't the *deciding* factor, but it's crazy to say it didn't impact the game.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||You know what's amazing?||
If he'd just fallen on it, we'd all be talking about what a great game o"niel had. I mean, he had an EIGHTY YARD PUNT!!
Just goes to show the cruel vicissitudes of football, I guess.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||It's possible to have a||
It's possible to have a discussion about the failings of the referres--who were abysmal for BOTH sides--without trying to blame the loss on the officiating.
That game was horribly officated. Period. DId the officiating affect the outcome? No. Should we talk about how bad the refs were to demand higher standards moving forward? Yes.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||We get bolden back next||
We get bolden back next week.
All I got.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Man, you MUST be paranoid||
usually you decapitate OR doubletap.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Not for video, sure...||
but I wonder if you'd be able to get Brandy and Dandy? Streaming audio is a lot less data than streaming video--probably less interruption on a shitty in-flight wifi network?
|7 weeks 18 hours ago||...isn't that an MGoShirt||
...isn't that an MGoShirt from a few years back?
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Super-sayenizing atheletes is||
Super-sayenizing atheletes is probably my new favorite meme.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Can't make it||
Ex-MMB from 05,06, 07 (tubas, what?!} but I won't be in town for this one.
Saving that for next weekend against sparty. :D
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed. DG will always have||
Agreed. DG will always have an air of "what could have been." I can only imagine how he would have played with a proper coach.
Can anybody think of another example where such a stellar talent went to such waste?
Still, Robinson will always be my favorite QB at Michigan. Guy stuck around and gave us basically the only good things about the past decade.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||I promise you...||
The tubas have already taught themselves that bass line are are merely waiting for approval.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||I agree||
The Rose Bowl (the event) is fantastic. The Rose Bowl (the Stadium) is pretty lackluster. Ads ads ads. Almost as bad as Spartyland.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||...why would they need to?||
If Chicago is anythig like detroit, there ought to be dozens of ice rinks in the area--at least one will be big enough.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||...why would they need to?||
If Chicago is anythig like detroit, there ought to be dozens of ice rinks in the area--at least one will be big enough.
|1 year 1 week ago||I think this pretty||
I think this pretty accurately portrays my feelings on the matter. Well done.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||I could have lived with the||
I could have lived with the jerseys, but the blue pants were just awful.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||You sure about||
You sure about that?
|1 year 7 weeks ago||No skates, wood floors, tiny nets and huge pucks?||
You guys sure play some *weird* hockey...
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Don't worry...||
The Red Wings start this week!
|1 year 8 weeks ago||You think that's football||
You think that's football you're watching?
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Contingent on RR finding a||
Contingent on RR finding a competent DC and actually allowing him to do his job, I agree
|1 year 8 weeks ago||I think the issue at heart||
I think the issue at heart here is that the neurologist doesnt' seem to have ever even gotten the chance to do anything about it.
Go watch the video--when morris DOES come off the field, he goes and talks with some assitant-coach looking fellow, not the PT or medical staff. The fact that somebody didn't immediately take him to see the medical staff is on the coaches and nobody else.
I suppose you could say that the Dr. should have forced Morris off the field, but what authority does he have to do that? If this were the NFL or NHL, where the medical staff is granted authority to remove a player from a game over the heads of the coaches and the players, you'd have much more solid ground to stand on, I think.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||shhhhhhhhh....||
let me keep my dreams.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||The White stripes cut||
Was completely brilliant. Couldn't have put it into better words than that.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||You mean the games where....||
...opponents scored an average of almost 40 points against michigan? Come on, you can hardly blame the offense for not scoring 6 touchdowns a game against teams with good defenses.
Even a mediocre defense would have made a huge difference that year.
|3 years 1 week ago||so...||
"it is not a particularly hard accomplishment to finish with a good gpa and not be a completely shitty football fan while attending school."
So...this right here is where you're assuming everybody else has the same titanic capabilities as yourself. I'm glad college was so easy for you, but I remember working my ass off and still only got mediocre grades. I guess I just wasn't as smart as you.
(that last line isn't supposed to be a sarcastic stinger or anything. I really mean it.)
|3 years 1 week ago||god damnit||
I'm a dumbass. I meant it for the other guy. The really pretenious one claiming that anybody who chose academics over football was essentially a nazi.
Sorry, Mexile. Are we still cool?
|3 years 1 week ago||You want me to fetch a stool...||
...so you can climb down off that high horse?
|3 years 2 weeks ago||Allow me to speak for the whole marching band when I say||
that "I think exactly at gametime would be a reasonable cutoff" is not a good answer.
|4 years 5 days ago||Just like, my opinion, man||
Double post fail
|4 years 5 days ago||Just like, my opinion, man||
I kind of like it better. I mean, I as always wondering why their helmets were so dull--when I think gold I think shiny, not a sort of deep mustard yellow/brown.
|4 years 5 days ago||I endorse this||
There should be a thread dedicated to the hilariously pained expressions Kelly makes on the sideline whenever ND fails to execute.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||At first I was||
At first I was like: ಠ_ಠ
But then: I lol'd.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||To be fair to the band...||
If they're playing to the east, it is really only because that is the direction that the band--as a whole--is facing. They've been in those seats for at least five years now.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||We will never be sick of it,||
We will never be sick of it, Brian.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||You've doomed us all.||
"being a guy, i dont really care about fashion, so they could play in pink tutus for all i care"
Adidas is totally going to call this bluff. FFFFFFFUUUUUUUU--
|4 years 25 weeks ago||I think you're confusing "ethos" with "ethics"||
Ethos: The characteristic spirit of a culture, era, or community as seen in its beliefs and aspirations
Ethics: Moral principles that govern a person's or group's behavior.
Apple certainly have characterstic culture--namely a Jobsocracy--and a very distinctive design and use aspirations in their products. You can take pretty much any product they make and say "gloss black, brushed aluminum, stark whites and blacks? Yep, that's apple."
That Steve Jobs is sort of a huge tool who wants every cent you've ever made and will lie, cheat and treat the consumer as an idiot doesn't change that the guy has a pretty distincive vision.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Point/Counterpoint||
"This program, as much as I love it, IS NOT bigger than an indivial's life."
"No man is more important than the Team. No coach is more important than the Team. The Team, the Team, the Team."
|4 years 26 weeks ago||I suppose you're right.||
I guess I'm holding Mallett to an unfair standard. I mean, I understand why he left. he's the perfected incarnation of the pocket passer archetype and under RR he wouldn't get to show that. And I get that a guy of his talent wants to make it to the NFL so he can earn an impossibly large amount of money. I can understand it, I just can't respect it.
I guess my biggest error here is wishing every person who ever played college football could be held to Denard Robinson's standard. That they go to a school they love because they love it, and not because they see it as the vehicle to advance their careers.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Well, to be fair...||
I hate pretty much every person/object/idea in the known universe with the fiery intensity of a thousand burning suns right now**, so maybe my contempt for Mallett is only slighty higher than the base hatred.
Still, it's hard to have a lot of respect for a guy bailing on his team when a new coach comes into town, especially when holding him against the paragon of virtue, goodness and speed we currently have in Robinson.
**exceptions include cake (food), Cake (band), my bass guitar, and Denard Robinson.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Wait, what?||
"Ryan Mallett did nothing to me"?
Ryan Mallet bugging the hell out of AA was the reason we had a no QB and had to try and win games with Threet/Sheridamnit. You can lay a large part of Michigan's agony in 08 on the compete and utter lack of a quarterback brought about by his departure.
No, my friend, my hatred for Ryan Mallet rages through me with the fiery intesity of a thousand burning suns.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Gentlemen||
We all know there Is but one drink for a man or woman out on the town in Ann arbor or anywhere else in this universe: the Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Fun Fact:||
Wings have actually out hit the sharks in most games of the series.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Well, what do you want me to say?||
There isn't a single measure of women's disempowerment in sports. Am I supposed to bring out a chart and say "when we cross THIS LINE things are equal"?
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Amen.||
I played for UM's rugby team and it seemed most the people there were more concerned with getting drunk and acting foolish than anything else.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Way to miss the point.||
Anyways, the problem with this sort of essentialism
Is that while sure, men tend to have greater muscle mass than women that doesn't mean they are inherently better at sports. And because people have decided "Oh, men are better at sports" they soon reach the conclusion "Well, would women want play sports if they can't do it as well as men."
This is compounded by the fact that in sports where women would do very well, they are often not allowed to compete. Ski Jumping is the classic example. Women tend on average to outperform men in ski jumping (because they tend to be lighter) There is no women's ski jumping in the Olympics despite several countries' ski clubs asking for it. The Olympic committe claims it's due to lack of competetiveness...but considering how women's ice hockey has been a 2 team show since its inception that's kind of hard to justify.
Ed: After thinking about it a bit more, I've realized that claim is bull because it's entirely besides the point. Even if women were as weak as kittens and slow as snails, they STILL DESERVE the priviledge of representing their university/city/country/ect in competition. They also deserve to be treated just as well as the men. Do you think that female athletes work less hard than their male counterpoints? They should get the same priviledges as reward for their effort.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||I'd say it could be repealed||
I'd say it could be repealed when female athletes are given the same respect (and pay) as their male counterparts.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||To be fair...||
That's a fairly standard thing with modern news media: hype and outrage at first but if corrections need to be made they're utterly buried. It's endemic to pretty much every venue--newspaper, magazine, and television.
I mean, do you remember that Fox News Se"Xbox" thing where a bunch of talking heads tried to say Mass Effect was Super Erotic Space Porn? I don't remember hearing about any apology or correction. It might have existed, but it wasn't any where near as publicized.
(That is not to say the two stories are equivelent in scope or in harm, simply as an illustration of my point.)
|4 years 31 weeks ago||That's kind of my point:||
They don't compete in them. Why do they not compete in women's sports?
If a country is so poor that they can not send 11 women to Olympic or WC qualifying, how can they afford to send a men's team?
|4 years 31 weeks ago||if my degree were in philosophy...||
I'd quote some famous philosopher on "the greater good." Alas, it's not.
Also, I'm not sure I really want to go down this particularly deep rabbit hole about social justice and maximizing happiness in the world on a sports blog. Even one so intellecual as this. :)
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Somehow...||
I really doubt that the guys who practice with the women's team are there for the women's benefit, but are rather using the women's team as a sort of development program.
Ed: I guess I was being too cynical. My bad.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Were it only in my power||
I would + OVER 9000!!!! you for this post.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Because then we'd be asking...||
Q: "Why are there so few women on the co-ed teams?"
And then people would justify it by saying things like "Women are just not as good at sports as men**, so therefore any team that wants to compete has to have as few women as possible."
**bull, but pervasive in sports culture.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||seconded||
It's really easy to say "OMG TItle IX hurts mens sports AHHHH!" but let's be honest here: the benefits Title IX confers to women who want to compete is VASTLY greater than the detriment to men.
The u.s is a world power in women's sports, and especially in soccer and ice hockey. That's evidence of title IXs effect on u.s women's sports.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||My goodness!||
Giving legal adults the ability to choose how to spend their time, what food they eat, and where they want to sleep?
What, are we going to be asking them to VOTE next?
|4 years 33 weeks ago||Bolden||
"...the academics are tremendous there":
Man, this kid is a perfect fit. He already knows the vocab.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||U MAD?||
Honeslty, I thought most of the refs calls were the RIGHT call. Michigan got hit with a lot of penalties because they commited a lot of penalties.
That's what happens when you get a lot of forwards going around defensemen--they start trying to grab, or trip, or hold or do ANYTHING to prevent the other guy from getting a clean shot. It leads to a lot of penalties.
For a brilliant case in point, and one that is really this game in microcosm, look at that weird hook/tackle/facemask thing that happened later. Defenseman got burned--on the power play-- and was forced to basically tackle the UMD forward. It happened like that all game.
UMD didn't have to fake anything. Michigan deserved most of the penalties it got.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||So what you're saying is...||
...that The Angry Michigan Secondary Hating God is in fact Chuck Norris roundhouse kicking our defensive backs in the ankles?
|4 years 36 weeks ago||The way I read that sentence...||
...I believe MgoBrian was calling the columnist "ludicriously communist," not the Daily as a whole.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||Obligatory||
So, I'm going to go back to 2004 now. Neg away--it was worth it.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||Because...||
...Bo set the standard for a coach being personally responsible for the development of the young men under his care instead of just using them as a means to an end (namely: wins).
|4 years 37 weeks ago||A quick scan of BBC and CNN||
A quick scan of BBC and CNN says nothing about a second explosion. Sauce please?
|4 years 44 weeks ago||Maybe not the most||
Maybe not the most technically difficult solo, but I've always liked Pink Floyds Time.
|4 years 45 weeks ago||We'll always have ND 09 and||
We'll always have ND 09 and Indiana 2010.
|4 years 45 weeks ago||Way to kick a guy when he's||
Way to kick a guy when he's down, Geek.
|4 years 45 weeks ago||Pretty sure the OP forgot||
Pretty sure the OP forgot some zeros there, your Dudeness.
|4 years 46 weeks ago||+1 for...||
|4 years 46 weeks ago||1. The return button is your||
1. The return button is your friend. Paragraph breaks are your friends.
2 what's with the trolling? It is fully possible for a person to appreciate that UM has a historic tradition of excellence and to also appreciate that the last 10 years haven't lived up to that.
In short, go back to Lansing.
|4 years 46 weeks ago||Well yeah.||
Sorry, I was goinig for hyperbole there. :).
Anyways, re: Denard. The final decision does indeed rest with Mr. robinison, but Hoke can do some things to assuage any fears that Denared has about losing his position or being shoe-horned into an offense he's not suited for.
We've got a special talent in Denard Robinison, and I just want assurances that Hoke will do his DAMNDEST to ensure that Robinson stays at UM and if he stays, that that talent isn't wasted.
|4 years 46 weeks ago||I'd say there's plenty of||
I'd say there's plenty of hostility on both sides of the divide.
One side is furious about what they feel was a sub par decision spelling four more years of DOOM while the others side is astonished at what they perceive as hypocrisy. Personally, the thing that gets me hostile is people making pathos based arguments, or snide imputations when they should be using, you know, data.
Also, +1 to you for begin reasonable and n
|4 years 46 weeks ago||nevermind.||
Ed--Comment Redacted. I misunderstood the above poster's intentions. Further reading has clarified, making this comment unnessecery. neg me.
|4 years 46 weeks ago||I'm disappointed, but I'd by||
I'm disappointed, and I'd by lying if I was to say my "FIRE HOKE" reflex wasn't on a hair trigger at the moment BUT I'll let this play out. I'll give hoke the chance to convince me.
Assuming Denard stays, it'll take at least 6 wins, with very VERY obvious improvements** in the defense for me to go "all in" for Hoke. If I see that? Groovy. If not, I'll probably slide quickly into the anti-hoke camp.
**Given our schedule and the defense being one year older I don't feel these are even all that difficult.
(Ed-If he fails to talk Denard into staying at Michigan, I will immedietly purchase firehoke.com and then hang myself.)
|4 years 46 weeks ago||Sinners Repent!||
Wow. This is a new low, even for you.
|4 years 46 weeks ago||I guess I can get behind||
I guess I can get behind this, but...what? How is this at all relevent?
|4 years 46 weeks ago||False:||
No, you got negged 1000 points because you're accusing an entire group of people of being unreasonable jackanapes and part of some kind of secret consipratorial agenda against you and they really aren't fond of being named mindless drones.
Newsflash: if you tell people they're being unreasonable zombies they probably aren't going to be all that quick to posbang you.
Honestly, you're like that Angry Religious Guy who shouts how "YOU'RE GOING TO HELL! SINNERS REPENT" on the Diag and then wonders why nobody will be friends with him.
|4 years 46 weeks ago||Meanwhile, those of us who aren't peering over the ledge...||
I'm not happy about this hiring, but I'm willing to begrudgingly see how it plays out. Though my RAGE FIRE!!! reflex will be in a hair trigger...
|4 years 46 weeks ago||This again?||
DahBlue, If any RR supporter actually said we should stick by RR "because he's the coach" then yeah, they were really dumb. Same goes for anybody demanding he be fired because "this is Michigan."
|4 years 46 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
We should totally support Stalin because he's the General Seceratary!
|4 years 46 weeks ago||Can we keep this reasonable?||
A Lloyd Carr conspiracy?
|4 years 47 weeks ago||If this isn't proof that God||
If this isn't proof that God doesn't exist, it at least proves that God is an Ohian.
|4 years 48 weeks ago||Negged for being misogynistic||
Negged for being misogynistic asshole.
|4 years 48 weeks ago||You mean the way they're||
You mean the way they're being vey careful and taking their time to ensure that they make the correct calls?
Yeah, that's just *awful.*
|4 years 48 weeks ago||Somewhere les miles is||
Somewhere les miles is grinning and he has no idea why.
|4 years 48 weeks ago||COOL STORY BRO.||
COOL STORY BRO.
|4 years 48 weeks ago||If you'd just said " Canada||If you'd just said " Canada winning Olympic gold" I'd have no problem. But you HAD to bring Crosby into it, so neg-city here I come.|
|4 years 48 weeks ago||Beat me to it.||
Beat me to it.
|4 years 48 weeks ago||US v CANADA in Olympc finals.||
When Parise scored that tying goal in the last minute I about danced a jig around the room.
|4 years 48 weeks ago||I'm sorry, but I think you misunderstood the question||
It was th BEST moment of the year. Not the worst moment.
|4 years 48 weeks ago||. Forgive my spelling||
. Forgive my spelling errors. My autocorrect is going haywire.
|4 years 48 weeks ago||Selfish?||
Are we talking about the same guy that had a breakout year last Lear only to find himself supplanted by Footballs equivalent of The Flash, then instead of getting pissy about it and transferring stuck around to give his team mates a great chance if and when DR gets hurt, while ensuring the programs development by alloing us to keep DGs redshift seasons.
That guy is selfish?
|4 years 48 weeks ago||...touché.||
|4 years 48 weeks ago||Rules||
Is this following Price Is Right rules, wherein if you are over the amount (date) you lose automatically?
Jan. 5. 14:42.
|4 years 48 weeks ago||I think the general||
I think the general assumption is that if DB changes coches it will be immedietly after the bowl game. After that RRs season is over, and the sooner the new coach is hired the more time he has to get ready before his inagural season.
|4 years 48 weeks ago||Goalie fights are sort of||
Goalie fights are sort of like spontaneous giant snowball fights. They don't happen often, but when they do it is glorious.
|4 years 48 weeks ago||Well, it goes both ways.||
In all honestly, I'd really rather see teams be judged based on their on-field accomplishments than their reputations or the size of their fanbase.
Seeing as how the sole reason for bowl games is to make shit tons of money at the expense of a goup of 20-something young men, and larger fanbases = more money, I don't think that it will ever happen.
|4 years 48 weeks ago||Negged for flagrent "We're||
Negged for flagrent "We're Michigan" hand waving.
Regardless of how you fall in the Great MGoSchism of 2010, mewling about how we should beat every team every time because "We're Michigan" is pretty much the worse possible argument
It's the Godwin's Law of CC threads. Every thread eventually makes it. When you say it, you immedietly lose the argument.
|4 years 48 weeks ago||Before we get all holier-than-thou||
Does anybody remember that 150+ comment "Stop posting boobs and/or NSFW stuff" forum topic?
You know, the one that was trolled into oblivion?
Good times. Good times.
|4 years 48 weeks ago||Wait.||
When did Patrick Stewart become OSUs Coach?
|4 years 48 weeks ago||Not sure but they seem to put||
A ringing endorsement. Truly.
|4 years 48 weeks ago||The problem with that argument is that he plays for Detroit||
If Osgood had these stats playing for a team like Boston or Vancouver nobody would question his greatness. Unfortunatley for Ozzie, he plays for what is unquestionably the best team in the past 20 years of hockey. It's possible, even likely, that Osgood's stats are inflated because the team he plays for is so damn good.
The question is whether Ozzie is that good, or if any competent goalie would have similar stats playing for detroit. I'm curious to see if this "Red Wing Effect" is a real thing.
FWIW, in the brief time he played for the blues and the islanders, Osgoods GAA and S% were 2.67 and .900. His career stats are 2.49 and .905. All his other seasons were with Detroit.
|4 years 49 weeks ago||This one goes out to Jimboblue...||
It's called "We Hate You. Please die."
Seriously, if your mgoblog account had a face I would punch it in the balls.
(Edit: that might be a bit too subtle a reference. See here if you don't get it:
|4 years 49 weeks ago||hey!||
I'll have you know the trombone is a beloved and noble instru--
Man, I almost said that with a straight face. Screw trombones. They're too primitive to even have VALVES for god's sake.
|4 years 49 weeks ago||Best part, it was on the Penn||
I'm pretty sure they were more like "Oh shit somebody get the stretcher."
|4 years 49 weeks ago||negged for flaming||
negged for flaming douchebaggery.
|4 years 49 weeks ago||Ah, yes...||
|4 years 49 weeks ago||Your logic is flawed||
You can't claim that one 88 game win streak is a bigger achievement than another, and then use a lack of parity to justify it. If any team is going 88-straight without a loss, there is clearly a lack of parity in whatever league that team is playing in.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||The right way to handle this||
You can go into all kinds of rape denials or accusations, but the only thing that can work this out is scientific evidence that has been legally obtained.
The previous articles on this mention that the woman did report the rape and that the police dept. did obtain DNA samples. The police can match the sample with the alleged rapist.
That Kelly needs to do is to make this player totally availible to the police. If the player refuses to give a DNA sample for comparison he needs to be ejected from the team permanently. No hiding them, no protecting them.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||your point is valid....||
as Denard is the Sun and Moon and Stars, but Tate Forcier has proven himself to be quite a good quarterback in his own right.
I don't think that QB will be the position we will be scratching our eyes out for next year.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||If it were in my power||
I would +1 you to infinity for the improvement of that logo.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||Well,||
That shark was jumped like 30 years ago.
Besides, I'm a Wings fan. Watching the Maple Leafs flounder is one of life's great pleasures.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||Negged for ever comparing UM||
Negged for ever comparing UM football to the Maple Leafs in anything ever.
Christ, people, we've been down for 3 years. The leafs have been terrible since the sixties. And in the rare season it all came together, they achieved mediocrity.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||honestly, I don't see the appeal.||
These things are just ugly. I If I was going to buy a hockey jersey it would be the blues or the yellows. And yes, it's not yellow but maize but trying to pluralize maize is awful and you just sound like your tongue is flapping uselessly.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||obligatory.||
That's what she said.
I take no joy in this, but it had to be done.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||Yeah...||
...but imagine how awesome Crysis would look on that screen.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||It's a throwback jersey the||
It's a throwback jersey the monteal canadiens wore last year.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||/thread||
|4 years 50 weeks ago||that's the thing:||
the names are so similar that we can't. I have no idea who is in what conference other than M, OSU, and MSU.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||The bottom one makes my brain||
The bottom one makes my brain explode.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||Seconded...||
with the provision we change Brian and Tim to Bo and Woody.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||I know, right?||
I know, right?
|4 years 50 weeks ago||you will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy...||
...than that thread on mgoblog.
It was both hillarious and deeply disturbing.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||eh.||
I wouldn't say it was the most awesome thing to happen that day, but I grinned when I saw it.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||I had been thinking caiman,||
I had been thinking caiman, but it looks like the gharial is the winner.
+1 to you.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||Ah. I was watching on tv||
Ah. I was watching on tv (Atlanta) and I figured those were digitally added to the feed by the fan crew.
Man, th ads would drive me nuts. ITS NOT MICHIGAN I TELL YOU WE ARE MICHGIBLLARGHLG
|4 years 50 weeks ago||You're not familiar with how the Internet works, are you?||
I actually agree with what you're saying, because mgoblog is a pretty classy place on the whole. I wouldnt want the place to end up looking like 4chan or whatever, but man, you just failed the Internet.
The best way to ensure that porn and smut find their way onto a board is to ask that it not be. It's Trolling 101. They will do whatever you asked them not do do simply BECAUSE THEY KNOW IT WILL ANNOY YOU. Invoking "families" only gives them more ammo.
Hell, I try not to get into trolling, and even I want to go find some smutty pic and spam it, now. You, sir, have kicked the hornets nest.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||complaining about ads||
Ads on zambonis and the boards are pretty standard. There are ads along the boards and on the zambonis at Yost, so, I think those were UM hockey things, rather than a Wanting-ads-in-the-big-house thing.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||*stealth* bomber||
|4 years 50 weeks ago||Well that sucks...||
Well that sucks...
|4 years 50 weeks ago||overhead angles||
The NHL will do that occasionally, but it ends up looking really terrible, so they dropped the idea for the most part.
I never enjoyed it while watching hockey from that air cam, since the camera made you sort of nauseus (it has to rotate a lot to see the whole ice surface) and was too slow to follow the action anyways.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||Radio||
Is the game being streamed on radio?
And if so, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, IS IT KEN KAL?!
He occasionally does the really big UM games, and he started his career calling UM hockey. Besides, he's the best play by play guy in detroit. Bar none.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||You're right.||
Let's talk about hockey instead.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||HA HA||
>>Playing his best in big games.
|4 years 51 weeks ago||Valid||
That's a good point. Plus 1.
I chose to isolate the coaches from their team's previous seasons because I assumed that the mass exodus of Michigans talent between 07 and 08 put the two teams on more or less equivalent levels,talent-wise. I should have stated that assumption more clearly.
Ed-- with the 11-1 vs 7-5 thing you're comparing Michigan's first three years under RR with Harbaugh's first 4 years. I'm not sure that's entirely fair. Anyways, my point that both coaches showed similar rates of improvement over their first three years s head coaches is still valid, i think.
I keep coming back to this point: I'm not all that torn up about the coaching situation. Worrying about it wont solve anything, and getting into big flame wars on this blog wont affect DB's decision in the least. I just don't like bad reasoning--my point in the comment above this was to point out that certain people are putting JH on a pedestal and vilifying RR despite a great deal of similarity between their previous bodies of work.
|4 years 51 weeks ago||Valid example, plus one, but...||
That is one example out of...I don't even know how many. What were urban Meyers first two seasons? Brown? Carrol? Harbaugh @Stanford, Saban? What are your definition of elite coaches?
|4 years 51 weeks ago||I don't have a strong opinion||
I don't have a strong opinion on whether RR stays or goes, but I that doesn't mean I can't point out that bias exists on all sides of any argument. For what it's worth, I lean toward keep, but I can understand the reasons for wanting a new direction. My twin sis and her fiancee are MSU grads and CHRIST am I sick of their gloating.
My point here is not to try and convince you of whether RR should be kept or not. But You're accusing a large group of people of bias. I think it's probably fair to say that there is no small number of people who DO have such a bias. There are also a similar number of people on the other side of the argument who have an equally strong bias. Denying that this affects both sides is unrealistic.
This is something all humans do. We invest ourselves into one side of an argument and then ignore date that contradicts our previous assumptions. in fact, those assumptions are STRENGTHENED if anything. Read the blog post I linked. Look at any political debate--nobody comes to any conclusions, they parties involved simply shout their talking points past one another without making any kind of compromise. Christ, look at any debate on religion, and you'll see the same bubble effect you're talking about on both sides.
|4 years 51 weeks ago||I've normally tried not to||
I've normally tried not to get to involved in the great MgoBlog Schism of 2010 except when somebody makes a really egregious post that defies all reasoning (like claiming confirmation bias exists on only one side of an argument), so...yeah.
I'm not saying they aren't there, just that I've not been looking for them.
|4 years 51 weeks ago||Jim Harbaugh coached exactly||
Jim Harbaugh coached exactly one I-A program. There he has been successful. Here he might not be. Instead of automatically assuming that his Stanford record portends greatness here, perhaps we should consider the alternative: that his Stanford success is due to circumstances that can't be replicated here like playing in a weak conference, ect, ect.
Honestly, I'm not a huge fan of RR, but logic like this just annoys me. Especially considering that the situations between RR and JH are so similar. JH at stanford has been, in chronological order 4-8, 5-7, 8-4, 11-1. I guess he had 2 more wins in his first three years, but that could also be an artifact of playing in the PAC 10 instead of the big 10. And where did that "elite coaches make leaps in year 2" thing come from? Examples?
|4 years 51 weeks ago||2. things||
1. That there are two opposing camps is not the point. That there May or may not be reason to fire RR was not the point. The point i was making is that the OP is accusing one side of a complicated argument of confirmation bias while adamantly denying that any such bias exists on HIS/HER side. It certainly does exist on both
2.I've had the opposite situation. Most people I know are adamant RR supporters. This illustrates the problem with small, anecdotal samples. Other sources of data, namely Internet polls are plagued with issues. First, they tend to be self selecting. A Freep poll is probably much more adamantly anti RR than the mgoblog poll. Second, most of these polls are untrustworthy due to being onn the Internet, subject to all kinds of shenanigans, like pharygulation.
Anyways, I really haven't seen many vicious attacks on the fire RR crowd, but Im a not all that into the debate, so maybe I'm just missing them. I've noticed a few people join the mgoboards just to make making ridiculous claims about "This is MICHIGAN" but Not much outside of that.
If you think this debate is heated, look up the comments to any anti--vaccination post. THAT is a war zone. In comparison, this is just laser tag. :)
|4 years 51 weeks ago||The lack of middle ground iIs||
The lack of middle ground iIs an artifact of this being the Internet, I think. Most Internet Debates tend to devolve into opposing camps shouting at each other. Well, Internet debates and. Us politics, apparently.
That's kind of why this OP bugged me. He was complaining loudly how nobody was listening, but when somebody said "woah, this goes both ways" and the OP flatly denied any confirmation bias.
Newsflash: we're all susceptible to bias. Thats why I like how most mgoblog commenters focus on DATA. Data doesn't lie. It can be interpreted in different ways, and you can put different values on different data points (see:points vs yards below) but the data is the data. It isn't just handwaving and band standing.
|4 years 51 weeks ago||MGoDubbleBubble||
I have to agree with some of the other commenters that there is a double bubble here. There are cerrtianly people who are so fervently pro-RR that any attempt to convince them is futile.
There are also people who are so fervently anti-RR that any attept to convince them is futile. I don't know if you saw the "f...spartan bob" mess on the 13 year old thread, but that guy was an idiot, and no amount of logic or reasoning would have mattered in convincing him why RR should stay when his reason for firing RR is "THIS IS MICHIGAN!" (in b4 Leonidas)
I think this is really just a small example of a really large trend in human interaction. People in ANY argument tend to ignore the other sides reasoning. Look at politics, religion, sports. Hell, ANYTHING.
Here, just read this: http://youarenotsosmart.com/2010/06/23/confirmation-bias/
Conformation bias is basically what you're talking about, and it affects both sides of any argument.
|4 years 51 weeks ago||weird derivatives||
We could all just do the mathematician/engineer/super nerd thing and make some weird derivation that includes both yards AND points. Somebody needs to do the math on this one to calculate points per yards from starting field position to endzone, or TDs per drive or some other arcane statistical tomfoolery.
Because yes: our special teams blows. It suppresses our point totals in ways that make the offense look worse than it is.
Because yes: our offense has a problem with efficiency, getting frustratingly small returns on gigantic yardage numbers.
This argument will never end, because neither one of you is wrong.
|5 years 18 hours ago||I see you, and raise.||
|5 years 18 hours ago||In seriousness||
Shouldn't profitgoblue be subject to supervision to the MGoBrian, our Fearless Leader and Blogger-in-Chief?
|5 years 19 hours ago||I will ignore all the||
I will ignore all the reasonable things in the comment above in order to use fearmongering and falsehoods to promote my political and social ideologies!
Ed--I think I'm done now. :) Got it all out of my system.
|5 years 19 hours ago||beating the MGoDeadHorse||
Enforcement of this act will cost untold trillions and will run up the national MGoDebt! If this act is passed, profitgoblue will establish "death panels" that will have sole control over what comments are fine-worthy.
This act will cause further MGoRegulation and will be the death of all the MGoSmallBuisiness in America!
|5 years 19 hours ago||rabble rabble||
If this act is passed I will decry it as an unforgivable attack on our civil liberties, despite my total support for the MGoPATRIOT act.
|5 years 1 day ago||Search comitte?||
Are you talking about the search comitte as in the one that eventually hired RR? I thought that was Bill Martin still?
|5 years 1 day ago||*ahem*||
That is all.
|5 years 1 day ago||Re: the duke thing||
Agreed that the duke thing was a gigantic ****storm, and those guys got a lot of crap for misconduct they didn't do. That said, any allegation of sexual assault needs to be taken very, very seriously, and there is a proper way to deal with this accusation.
I'm not saying that allegations are the same as convictions. They are not. Nor should we pass judgement on a person before facts have been found.
I am saying, however, that a football coach should not make light of the accusation of sexual assault against one of his players. He should also ensure that the player cooperates fully with the police investigation. If the player refuses to cooperate, he needs to be ejected from the team.
|5 years 2 days ago||No, but||
We also don't want our coach getting fired after, say, punching a Clemson defensive back in the face either.
|5 years 2 days ago||True||
To reprhase: more tension than between south carolina and new york circa 1861
|5 years 2 days ago||Ugh, i can't believe I have to defend JH, but...||
...Let me play devils advocate for a bit:
there isn't anything illegal about this. And as importantly, even if you were to try and make it illegal, it would be a nightmare to enforce (prove a person isn't* really* cramping or has a stinger).
For all the poetics we like to go on about when it comes to sportsmanship and amateurism, lets be honest, the NCAA is about one thing and that is winning. The only reason we're even talking about RR and JH is because RR didn't get 9 or 10 wins. The win at all cost attitude exists because we, the fans, demand wins more than almost anything. Do you think that Bama fans care that about Saban abusing medical scholarships? I may be wrong on more than one point there, basic points are sec coach over recruiting. Brian mentions it from time to time.
It would be really hard to prove definitively that a player faking an injury from tm e to time would disrupt a smoking offense like Oregons to the extent that it would cost them the game. But you can bet that if it had allowed Stanford to win, there would be a large portion of the Stanford fan base that would be okay with it, despite the vilification of the outside world.
To reiterate: I'm not a fan of faking injuries. My two favorite sports, hockey and rugby, are renowned for the toughness of their players and the idea of faking injuries is anethema--just google bloodgate. I'm just curious to see this argument, discussion play out.
|5 years 2 days ago||I was going to make indignant||
I was going to make indignant demands about Stanford's seating capacity, but I figured I'd save the time and google it. According to wikipedia, it's 60,000, and the point i was going to make is preemptively moot.
Plus one to you!
|5 years 2 days ago||Agreed.||
I co-sign this, but with the addendum that if any player ever deliberately drops a catchable ball in attempt to draw an interference flag, they should be tarred and feathered.
|5 years 2 days ago||Nnnoooo....I dont' think so...||
I think this thread is the 'ol bait and switch.
If it's a thread about faking injuries, that's one thing. But when the start of the thread is "Isn't faking injuries terrible? You know who does that? JIM HARBAUGH!!" it's not quite the same. That is doubly true considering the general climate around here rivals that of South Carolina circa 1861.
For the record, I'm a big hater of faking injuries. I play hockey, where you are measured against guys who lose teeth, get stitches, and still score the game winning goal in OT. I'm convinced that RR deserves another year, and I'm no fan of Harbaugh after the crap he talked about UM back in 2007.
Even with all that, this thread is just mudslinging.
|5 years 2 days ago||I think you're||
I think you're misunderstanding the sentiment. My personal take before the season was not a vegas style statement that "I expect 7 wins," but rather the conditional "I expect at least 7 wins next year or RR gets canned."
And now that my expectations have been met, I will expect more next year, namely >9 wins.
|5 years 2 days ago||Apologies for double post.||
Apologies for double post.
|5 years 2 days ago||Taking Koger up on his offer.||
I've asked Koger for his address. My plan is to meet him face to face, mano-a-mano, then get on the bus to Ashleys or the Jug and buy him whatever beer or whiskey he wants.
|5 years 2 days ago||Taking Koger up on his offer.||
I've asked Koger for his address. My plan is to meet him face to face, mano-a-mano, then get on the bus to Ashleys or the Jug and buy him whatever beer or whiskey he wants.
|5 years 2 days ago||Yeah, but at least those are||
Yeah, but at least those are all at least on the proper side of the Mississippi...
|5 years 2 days ago||geography fail.||
>Texas Christian University
|5 years 3 days ago||From the standpoint of my||
From the standpoint of my fandom, no, its never acceptable to lose to MSU or OSU. but you have to distance yourself from your raging inner fanboy and look at the real world. I mean, of course it isnt okay to be 0-4 against OSU, but hell, we're *already* 0-4 against osu. The last time we beset the buckeyes was what, 2003?
I'm not talking about what my "inner fan" wants. I'm talking about what are *reasonable* minimum expectations of progress that RR has to make to keep his job for 2012, (assuming he has it in 2011).
|5 years 4 days ago||I do, in fact. A 9-3 season||
I do, in fact. A 9-3 season or a 10-2 would be awesome.
The reason for the hyperbole is that I was trying to counter the snide "are you high" comment with counter-snide of my own.
I was hoping that the two snide comments would undergo the fabled snide/counter snide interactions, annihilating each other and converting their masses to awesome.
|5 years 4 days ago||My vote?||
The entire RR debate. None of us have any idea what DB is going to do re: Rich Rod. And frankly it's really ruining my mgoblog experience as it just encourages rampant trolling and flaming.
|5 years 4 days ago||I said "reasonable" not "ideal"||
Okay...when did an 8 win season become a bad thing? Considering the team is still in what could only be described as "rebuilding mode" after pretty much every good player not named "Graham" left in 2008...
I'm not saying that wouldn't be a disappointment, I'm saying if they get a game completely robbed from them by some weird circumstances, like a surefire td being denied or whatever. If something that is clearly outside the teams control (entire first string offense struck by lightning) costs them a win I wouldn't hold it against them.
But oh, I forgot, every season that isn't 13-0 and a national championship is UNACCEPTABLE regardless of context.
|5 years 4 days ago||Revised expectations||
I think most reasonable people expected 7-5. Offense turned out to be much better than expected, defense turned out Much worse.
Expectations for future: win bowl game
Is that reasonable?
|5 years 4 days ago||What I hate about the buckeyes.||
2-10: see No 1.
|5 years 5 days ago||Call my friends back home in||
Call my friends back home in Michigan gibbering incoherently, of which only a few words would be discernible, those being some variation of "Denard" "sweater vest" "splendiferous" and, bizarrely "turpentine."
|5 years 5 days ago||If Christmas could come early, I'd ask for just one thing:||
To crush my enemies. To see them driven before me, and to hear the lamentation of their women.
But something tells me that probably isn't going to happen. Alas.
|5 years 6 days ago||A request.||
I think I speak for everybody when I humbly request a Lloyd Brady wallpaper. He has been the single most consistent factor in all of Michigan football this year, save my love for Denard, and deserves to be honored for time immemorial.
|5 years 6 days ago||Minus one for channeling a||
Minus one for channeling a sparty fan.
|5 years 6 days ago||Christopher Moore. Author of||
Christopher Moore. Author of weirdly absurdist novels Fool and A Dirty Job. Very funny, but I always have to temper my love for his prose with my hatred of his education. It's a fine balance.
|5 years 1 week ago||Disagree with you on one point||
I dont' know if PPD is a fair way to compare the offense to other teams.
1. First and most obviously: our FG kickers blow. That is undoubtedly suppressing our PPD in relation to pretty much every other team. I guess you could say that's part of the offense (I always thought of place kicking as special teams) but it's hardly the fault of Denard and Co, who are the ones gaining all the yards for use in that metric.
I wonder what each team's PPD would be if you removed points gained from FG from all Big10 teams (including UM)? This would allow us to compare TDs per drive, which is a way to isolate the offense from the kicking units.
2. PPD have no correlation to the teams ability to move the ball down the field, simply with their ability to get points. Take a hypothetical where through some stroke of brilliant luck, a team's offense always got the ball on the opponents 10 yard line (The other team's punter is really, REALLY terrible ^.^). They would probably have a really high PPD, but that wouldn't tell you much about the ability of the offense because the field is so short.
Granted, I'd probably take that situation, but nobody has punters that bad in real life, right? Ideally there'd be an even more refined metric to measure points per drive per yard from start of drive to end zone. Or PPDPYFSoDtEZ for short.
3. I think we can all agree that the PRIMARY reason we're below .500 is the fact that our defense couldn't stop a bag of drowning kittens if it was about to crush another, EVEN SADDER bag of drowning kittens. Defensive incompetence is more than sufficient to explain our losses.
Blaming the offense when it's averaging 30+ points and 450-odd yards / game (compiled in post way below) is like the Kaiser blaming the Reichsarmee for not winning the Battle of Jutland*. I mean, the german army almost never lost a battle in WWI but were starved out because the Kriegsmarine couldn't break the British blockade.
I'm not saying whether this is a reason to keep or fire RR. That's a value judgement for each person to make. But to say that the offense isn't good, despite most standard accepted statistical measures saying "They're pretty good,' by invoking a weird derivitive strikes me as a bit disingenious. Especially when the defensive %@#$-storm is more than enough to explain our losses.
*This may have been the most esoteric similie I've ever made...but it kind of works. Hell, I'm gonna run with it.
|5 years 1 week ago||...||
Plus one for the Patrick Roy reference.
Especially amazing considering you appear to be from Atlanta, where hockey is little more than a mythical idea played by polar bears than an actual game played by real, live northerners.
|5 years 1 week ago||There's this guy...||
I--I think his name is, like, Date or Fate or Kate or something. I hear he's doing pretty okay when he gets to play?
I'm just messing with you. But honestly, It looks to me that while Denard takes this offense from good to OMG WOWZORS (IMHO anyways) I think with forcier we'd still have a pretty decent offense. The guy has what can only be described as "sick moves" despite not having the top end speed of robinson.
(I hear that ILL linesman is still looking for his jockstrap after Forcier juked him in the OT)
|5 years 1 week ago||also:||
I would feel rather sheepish if you were just asking a dumb rhetorical question.
|5 years 1 week ago||Oh, I don't know...||
If I'm reading this correctly, your hypothesis is "More Film = lower offensive production." If we want to investigate that claim, we can do so without comparing UM to other teams, simply by comparing it to itself. I tallied the (points for) and (total yards) for each game and averaged them.
If your assumption is correct, we expect that teams with more film will allow fewer points and fewer yards than each team previous, since they've got more film to use to figure the offense out.
Stats taken from ESPN box scores:
UCONN 30 pts, 473 yds
ND 28 pts, 532 yds
UMASS 42 pts 525 yds
BG 65 pts, 721
IND 42 pts 574 yds
MSU 17 pts 377 yds
IOWA 28 pts 522 yds
PSU 31 pts 423 yds
ILL 45 pts (reg) ~ 600 yds (total was 676)
PUR 27 pts, 395 yds
WISC 28 pts 442 yds
MEAN Points for: 35 total yards: ~500
MEAN(Big10) 31 pts., total yards ~476
MEAN(Big10-PUR) points for: 32, total yards: ~490 (Removed becasue weather was so different from most other games)
1. I don't think the data supports your hypothesis that more film -> less offense. Wisconsin had a LOT more film than MSU against more "quality" opponents, so we would expect a MUCH better day from the Wisconsin D. Yet MSU was able to put a lid on the Michigan Offense more adeptly than Wisconsin, Iowa, or PSU. Also, teams like ILL got crushed by UMs offense despite having lots of film showing the UM Offense having "bad" days vs. MSU, IOWA, and PSU.
2. There seems to be a slight downward trend as the season trails off, but more data would be required to determine if A. it is a real effect or my perception, and B. whether this is explained entirely by increased quality of our opponents defenses.
3. take with a grain of salt, as this has a small sample size and does not take into account the quality of opponent defense. I assume that teams like MSU, PSU, IOWA, and WISC and ILL are all roughly equivalent on defense, which is probably not true.
|5 years 1 week ago||just leave it...||
Anybody who's complaining about the offense is either trolling or has been been watching games from 2008 by accident on their DVR.
The offense is not this team's problem. This teams problem is that the defense couldn't stop a sack of drowning kittens. The offense is this teams saving grace and our shining beacon of hope.
Anyways, insert relevant comment about lies, damn lies, and statistics here.
|5 years 1 week ago||You mean the one...||
...that waters our artificial turf?
|5 years 1 week ago||So what you're saying is...||
Our offense isn't as good as the stats say they are?
|5 years 1 week ago||Really?||
Bold AND italics?
|5 years 1 week ago||This guy...||
is totally gettin' some EVERY day.
|5 years 2 weeks ago||With respect:||
Despite all odds, those
Who stayed are champions.
In my heart, at least.
(maybe I say it weird, but champions ends up being a 4 syllable word.)
|5 years 2 weeks ago||That third michigan goal...||
was awesome. I really loved how the ref obviously knows where the puck is and just watches, waits, and blows the goal despite every other player on the ice thinking it was caught up in somebody's pads.
|5 years 2 weeks ago||For me it would take...||
Obi Ezeh transforming overnight into the. Second Coming of Llamar Woodley.