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|1 day 19 min ago||I felt the same. Don't you||
I felt the same. Don't you think we might have been without broken Devin Gardner?
|1 week 1 day ago||I wasn't bothered at all by||
I wasn't bothered at all by the ESPN announcers talking about tangential stuff. Remember, the information we receive and constantly hear as visitors to this blog makes us in the minority. There are plenty of people out there watching that broadcast who need to hear what was being said because it was new to them.
I agree with you on Hoke's timeout at the half. The percentages of good stuff happening for Michigan are much higher than good stuff happening for PSU if you called a timeout with 7ish seconds left. Calling it with 2 seconds left is a bit different to me though.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I was not a critic of this||
I was not a critic of this feature when both of you picked Utah. The pick made sense and you both ended up being right so extra kudos.
I was also not a critic when you both said the haters can shove it (somewhat douchily when you both brought up your professional qualifications as a doctor and lawyer, as if that mattered but oh well) because we were right but we'll appease you by both picking Michigan.
This week though, come on. Both of your stories were interesting and I enjoyed reading them but this is supposed to be a humorously written prediction column for the Rutgers game. Can't you save the stories for a diary or something?
You both still care if this team wins today or not. Yes, a loss won't affect you like a Michigan loss is supposed to and a win won't mean the program is even close to cured with anything wrong with it but it still matters.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I don't think I'll ever like||
I don't think I'll ever like Rich Rod. I disagree with a coach yelling furiously at his players like he does after mistakes and specifically throwing them under the bus in press conferences and interviews. I saw him do that at least once in the game last night. I don't find that called for in a college coach.
I mean I fucking hate how we have gone the complete opposite way with Hoke and have a guy who seems passionless on the sidelines and gives you such generic bullshit in press conferences that you have to wonder if he even understands what's happening.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah I listened on the radio.||
Yeah I listened on the radio. Brandy said that Nussmeier tried to take him out but Morris waved him off. They didn't make a giant deal out of it though IIRC as I heard they did on the TV broadcast
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I meant this year...this is||
I meant this year...this is college and teams tend to change significantly year to year. Call me when they beat all those teams THIS year.
It's like saying you beat Florida State last year versus Florida State this year. Last year they were an elite team. This year they are good to great but not elite yet you know the second someone beats them (and they will) they are going to treat it as the biggest thing in the world.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Oh fuck that argument before||
Oh fuck that argument before it gets going (nothing personal against you).
Arizona is a spectacular 4-0 after barely beating UTSA (3 points) who has been playing division 1 football for two years I think?, barely beating a California team (4 points) that has one of the worst defenses in the country despite playing bad competition so far, a decent Nevada team by 7, and a solid win over 1-4 UNLV who improbably has a worse defense than Cal.
Call me when Rich Rod starts beating Oregon, USC, UCLA, Utah and you'll have me convinced we made a mistake.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I know that this site has||
I know that this site has shown multiple times that stars matter...but man this Michigan team must be making that other side feel pretty confident that "four and five stars don't matter it's development and finding the sleepers in the class"
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Just curious...but do you||
Just curious...but do you have a worse seat than Heiko did? It seems like you miss a question or part of a question every presser.
I'm still looking foward to Big Ten play and it seems like the players are too. It's the fun of finding out if we can get better or if we're guaranteed looking for a new coach in Decemeber.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||The fact that you even had to||
The fact that you even had to include the disclaimer of "at least 8 games left" returned me to my violent rage. We're worried about being bowl eligible. This is Michigan. :(
|4 weeks 2 days ago||This is normally cute, but||
This is normally cute, but right now I can't stand looking at it.That's why I punished myself by clicking the thread anyways. It reminds me of all the fucks and shits I would have said if I was posting....
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Obligatory...Nothing is over||
Obligatory...Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?!
I said it last year and I'm saying it again. We get 13 Michigan games a year and then 9 painfully agonizing offseason months of waiting for the next season.
I'm not giving up on any season as painful as it can be to watch because Michigan games are too rare of a commodity
|6 weeks 6 hours ago||Wow, do we need a "well"||
Wow, do we need a "well" count on Nussmeier also?
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Seriously fuck that guy. I||
Seriously fuck that guy.
I was trying to keep an open mind (since some of these accusations aren't what you first hear) when it was reported she attacked him first and she clearly forgave him quickly since she married him within a month which I thought might be admitting her guilt.
But seriously, now I see what really happened I can say with all certainty he's a lowlife piece of shit. Just losing his job is the minimal of what he deserves.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||I'm so sick of having squads||
I'm so sick of having squads that are equally as talented as the opposition and then to not just lose but to miserably fail.
That's where coaching needs to take place. This year's Notre Dame vs. Michigan game should have been around a coin flip talent wise. Instead, it looked like a massacre because one side has proven coaches and the other side seems to look clueless in big moments especially on the road.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Nothing personal and this is||
Nothing personal and this is me just still smarting from yesterday....but who the fuck cares this year?
If I could get over that feeling....I would say our division ends up Michigan State, Michigan, then Ohio State. Michigan State beats Nebraska in the championship game.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||There's no arguing that Rich||
There's no arguing that Rich Rod teams could move the ball at will???? How do you forget so quickly? I certainly remember getting crushed by teams with sound defenses. Ohio State, Mississippi State, Michigan State etc.
Our offense crumbled against those teams and put up lots of points on weaker defensive teams. It's great to beat the weaker teams by a lot with an exciting offense, but I want a team that can compete with anyone.
I'm all for spread concepts but I don't agree that a completely spread offense is the way to succeed.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I know how you're feeling.||
I know how you're feeling. I'm trying to convince myself that this is just one game that's historically a toss up that happened to not go our way this time and we are 1-1.
Losing to Notre Dame wouldn't have been bad...but god the way we lost just screams doom and gloom for the year. That hasn't happened yet though. Remember those old seasons of Michigan's past (think years like 2007 with the Horror and Oregon) where the sky seemed to fall in the beginning and then we ended up having a respectable year? That's why I'm still supporting our team.
The largest thing I've felt has been missing from our teams in the past five-ish seasons is improvement. We don't seem to get better as the year goes on.....if that happens this year though we may be okay!
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Did we really not have||
Did we really not have another receiver "stepping up"? It sure looked to me on a lot of plays our receivers were getting open and there was a pocket to throw in but Devin panicked and then took a sack or ran for a few yards before going down. I think he has lock on syndrome with Funchess exactly like he had with Gallon last year. It's brutal.
I don't think the O-line was great by any means but they weren't as abysmal as Gardner made them seem. I really hate to critique the guy because he's been through one of the most challenging periods in Michigan history and basically destroyed himself last year for the team....howeva, he played very terribly today and did a lot to cost us even a hope of being competitive. Sadly, he was still our best option to put in at QB.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Kick the field goal. Maybe if||
Kick the field goal. Maybe if the run on 3rd down went for 5 yards and it was 4th and 4 then you consider going for it on 4th down....but 4th and 9 was just silly the way our whole team was playing.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I very rarely watch the game||
I very rarely watch the game with fans of other schools or Mich fans that are mostly uninformed about even basic stuff. Tonight, I was convinced to watch the game with a couples friend who is a huge Notre Dame fan...thinking it would be competitive. Possibly the worst decision ever.
I don't even know who to blame anymore but this team does not look like what I know Michigan as. I don't even know what Michigan is anymore. A consistently middling, formerly important program is what it feels like.
I'm very tired of looking at old seasons of football to remember years that didn't hurt so badly.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I stopped drinking my||
I stopped drinking my Newcastle once I realized it has been 30 years since we last were shut out and had no business getting shut out this game. I wanted this one to hurt and man it does without the alcohol.
I'm having a crisis of fandom right now that I'm sober-ish.
#1 We look like shit when it seemed like there was soooo much to be hopeful about.
#2 The Big Ten looks like it has no fucking chance of getting a team in the playoff, which basically makes winning the B1G fucking meaningless this year. Can't hope for that even as much of a pie in the sky dream that seems for this team right now
#3 We have no hope of beating Michigan State on the road. No hope. Maybe Ohio State? But probably not.
#4 We lost our 30 year non shutout record which in horrible blowout losses in the last five years has been the one thing I could take some solace in after losing our fucking 40 year non losing seasons streak.
What do I cheer for anymore in the terrible or disappointing seasons? Yay! We won 7 games!.....
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I like this question. It||
I like this question. It really depends how strongly I feel about my defense, offense, kicker, and special teams coverage but with that much time left and a reasonable kicker I probably kick the field goal.
Field goal takes a few seconds off the clock. If we make it..on the kickoff I either boot it out the back of the end zone or half pooch it to not risk the return. Then I'm forcing the other team to go 70 yards in maybe 18 seconds to beat me. Even with 3 time outs you're talking a maximum of probably 6 plays left and likely less.
If you miss the field goal that's still 40 yards with 20 seconds left to tie.
If there were more time on the clock probably 45 seconds or higher I think I would go for it on 4th down.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I was all set to take Denard||
I was all set to take Denard with my last fantasy pick but then saw that he was listed on Yahoo as a WR and had too many of those already. Sadness.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Run defense has me slightly||
Run defense has me slightly concerned but they were going up against an offensive line with a lot of experience, so at least it's slightly warranted.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||It was good.||
It was good.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Always good when the "There||
Always good when the "There are" post becomes a "There is"! One day left...
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I'm disappointed not because||
I'm disappointed not because she's a woman. It's because she's an uninteresting play by play announcer IMHO. She doesn't add anything to my experience of watching games especially on the big plays.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||What's the point of a rival||
What's the point of a rival though if they suck? Minnesota is as useless as a rivalry gets considering we play for a trophy because we're almost always more talented and almost always win.
Don't misunderstand me either. I am not looking for a close game. I want them to regret every time they snap the ball because they know the futility of running another play. I want that to happen though because Michigan has developed guys better and has a higher level of talent. I want to see the best Ohio State has that season and crush it.
I don't want them to have any excuse as to why they lost other than "Michigan is better." I've seen several people including Michigan fans knock Michigan a bit for barely being able to beat one of the worst teams in Ohio State history a few years back.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||I know there might be a tinge||
I know there might be a tinge of "yay OSU star injured so Michigan has a better chance of winning the game" in this news just like about Notre Dame suspending four players but I really want these teams to be at their best when we beat them. Not play their best...because I hope Michigan would be doing things to make that impossible but I think you get it.
I want OSU riding another undefeated season heading into the game and crushing their dreams of getting to the playoff by beating them and getting our spot in the Big Ten championship game instead.
I don't wanna "luck" (and I use that very loosely since it's never just luck) into a ten win season due to injuries or fortuitous scheduling.
It's why last year over OSU would have been such a delicious victory and many commentators talking about the Big Ten championship game loss last year would have been claiming OSU took the loss to Michigan hard enough to make them lose twice in a row.