I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|5 hours 52 min ago||It's the last Michigan||
It's the last Michigan football game for nine months. Also the last game for seniors like Lewan, Gallon, Dileo, Thomas and Cam Gordon, and others. I think you can make the sacrifice.
|6 hours 42 sec ago||Not so sure about it being an||
Not so sure about it being an easy win. KSU is also 7-5 and also had a bunch of close losses to better teams.
|7 hours 23 min ago||I don't think it's such a bad||
I don't think it's such a bad place for him. UConn was competitive not that long ago (as we know), and it's in his home state. I think it'd be a pretty good place to start out as a head coach.
|7 hours 26 min ago||Not the most exciting, but at||
Not the most exciting, but at 7-5 you really can't complain. Whatever, it's a new destination and I don't take bowls for granted any more.
|7 hours 40 min ago||I believe he is from||
I believe he is from Connecticut, so I imagine he'd be interested. I don't think MSU would refuse - that's not normal conduct.
|7 hours 42 min ago||make their offense go from||
This is interesting - just two months ago, Bollman was a laughingstock, even in East Lansing. With a veteran OL he got his unit to perform as the year went on. (OSU fans are still in disbelief that a Bollman offense beat them.) Next year, breaking in a new OL, will he be able keep it up? We'll see.
|7 hours 47 min ago||Their losses are a bit more||
Their losses are a bit more than that - they actually have six senior starters on D and four on offense, and a couple of juniors might consider leaving, in addition to perhaps Narduzzi.
One thing about MSU this year was that once they got the QB position sorted out, they didn't have any really glaring positional deficiencies. Even if you're good at say, nine or ten positions on one side of the ball, that one or two guys can do you in. That was not a problem for them this year. They also were remarkably injury-free. Whether that continues into 2014 is anyone's guess.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Game threads are of full of||
Game threads are of full of idiocy. People come up with a lot of dumb things to say in the heat of the moment. I would not take that as a measure of the fanbase as a whole.
There is too much of this pre-emptive arguing ("This is for ___________") going on here in general. A lot of people - even some of the writers - are guilty of it. It just invites more arguing. ("I never said that. You're mischaracterizing my position...")
Just state your position. You don't need to pre-emptively defend it.
|2 days 7 hours ago||Not all points expired after||
Not all points expired after a year. It was only points accummulated in a very specific timeframe (under one version of the server, I think). Most of my points are still left over from the pos-bang era.
|2 days 7 hours ago||Yeah, just based just on what||
Yeah, just based just on what I've read here, it seems unfair to label M-Wolverine and Chitownblue as "concern trolls." They certainly were/are Michigan fans and while they could be contrarian, I thought they generally made fair points. Now, it's true that they could be argumentative, and I may have missed some of the stuff they said that really ticked Brian off (I rarely visit the recruiting threads and never saw the really controversial one). So I don't know, maybe the bans are in fact justified. In any event I felt like they did bring some good with the bad.
There is no doubt though that the level of civility here has gone down. Granted, I think it's tied to a large degree over frustration with the football season, but the moderation probably needs to come back. And if people are actually giving Brian crap in person, that's pathetic.
|2 days 11 hours ago||But that's the thing - we're||
But that's the thing - we're not (and I don't think we ever have been) a seeded team, which means that we've got to play one of the seeded teams in our group every time. Other than Switzerland, all of the seeded teams this year are really tough, as they usually are. At that point, you've basically got to hope for two crappy opponents to round out your group, and that's not too likely.
(This brings up my age-old rant that CONCACAF sucks. It may be easy to qualify for the WC from there, but it's terrible when it comes to actually preparing us to play in it, not to mention the fact that all its garbage teams are a drag on our ranking. There should be a single confederation for all of the Americas.)
|2 days 11 hours ago||It has a lot to do with the||
It has a lot to do with the fact that we're not all that good, so we're usually going to be in a group with at least one team that is better than us.
|2 days 11 hours ago||Disagree. If you notice,||
Disagree. If you notice, top-level salaries haven't really changed much since A-Rod signed his insane deal a decade ago. It's very hard to justify paying that much for one player. $25M is a lot of tickets to sell.
|2 days 12 hours ago||At Boise, Hawkins went 12-1,||
At Boise, Hawkins went 12-1, 13-1 and 11-1 in 2002, 2003 and '04 respectively. He didn't go undefeated, but had them on the brink.
|2 days 12 hours ago||I would never want to give a||
I would never want to give a guy a 10-year contract. That is guaranteed to become a millstone around the franchise's neck down the road. There is zero chance he plays at a level worthy of that salary in his last few years.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Not sure about that - Belgium||
Not sure about that - Belgium has an excellent team (maybe its best ever) and is really on a roll at the moment.
|2 days 14 hours ago||If I'm following this||
If I'm following this correctly, at least one of Brasil, Spain or the Netherlands will not make it to the quarterfinals. Wow.
|2 days 14 hours ago||No kidding - although||
No kidding - although everyone said that four years ago as well. France seems to play to its competition.
|2 days 14 hours ago||I don't think it will happen||
I don't think it will happen as long as we are in CONCACAF. The level of competition in this confederation is just too low to offer the U.S. (or Mexico for that matter) good preparation.
|2 days 14 hours ago||I would not compare us to USC||
I would not compare us to USC or Miami - those places struggle to sell out even when they're good. Texas, maybe. For a historically elite school, I would not say our fanbase is that harsh. The 100,000 streak has survived some rough times.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Petersen didn't build that||
Petersen didn't build that program up. It was good before he got there. Actually, what's interesting is that none of his Boise predecessors has had much success after leaving for a bigger school.
|3 days 12 hours ago||Actually they went 7-2 on the||
Actually they went 7-2 on the road in 1992-93.
|3 days 12 hours ago||Why does Funchess need to||
Why does Funchess need to change? I think 87 is a pretty badass receiver's number.
|3 days 12 hours ago||Who was the last 3000 yard||
Navarre in 2003 posted the only 3,000-yard season in school history. Gardner's 2013 season is already #2 all-time.
|3 days 12 hours ago||Wouldn't the best-case||
Wouldn't the best-case scenario involve OSU losing in Pasadena? Why would we want them undefeated?
|3 days 12 hours ago||Nebraska couldn't stop||
Nebraska couldn't stop anybody from running the ball? Hmm, I can think of one team...
|3 days 12 hours ago||Good point. I wonder if||
I wonder if players have ever run to the opposing sideline in cases like that, just to get off the field. Would that be legal?
|3 days 14 hours ago||I thought this thread was||
I thought this thread was going to be about this:
|3 days 14 hours ago||I wouldn't say that. It's||
I wouldn't say that. It's been worn exclusively by wide receivers since AC was here. No one had to earn it before Braylon, but there was a mystique around it already (which is probably why Braylon wanted it).
|3 days 14 hours ago||And quite a few outstanding||
And quite a few outstanding OTs have worn #77.