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|2 days 2 hours 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.
|2 days 2 hours ago||It was good.||
It was good.
|3 days 17 hours ago||Always good when the "There||
Always good when the "There are" post becomes a "There is"! One day left...
|4 days 20 hours 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.
|2 weeks 1 day 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.
|2 weeks 1 day 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.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||So you screwed up the spring||
So you screwed up the spring game for my bachelor party and just when I thought you couldn't possibly be any dumber you go and do something like this....and totally redeem yourself!!
|3 weeks 4 days ago||There's a bit too much ahole||
There's a bit too much ahole in this thread.
Scott Mitchell was the best thing around the Lions QB position for a while. Yes, maybe that's not saying much and there were better QBs out there but his successors on the Lions were pretty terrible until...Stafford?
Good for him to at least be trying to lose the weight regardless of him getting into that position in the first place.
|5 weeks 7 hours ago||I don't know that people hate||
I don't know that people hate soccer on here as much as you think. I love soccer and grew up playing it but I do not want to read about the U.S. men's international team when I come to a Michigan sports blog. Good on you for trying to get people more invested locally in soccer.
Fun fact....if anyone happened to read that article on mgoblue or on mlive the other day about how the Michigan soccer team surprised two elderly guys while they were eating with tickets for the Man U Real Madrid game...they did it partially on behalf of my cousin David who was a marine. My facebook was blowing up about it with how excited some of my family was.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Oregon's offense is||
Oregon's offense is impressive but it's a little less impressive when you realize how many average to bad defenses they pile on points against.
I was able to win a lot of money two years ago when they faced Stanford because up until then they had played a defense with an average rank of around 70 and were crushing them by 50 points a game. Stanford had a top 10 or so defense at the time and the line was something like Stanford +20.
Of course most of the pundits don't pay attention to things like that and go "Ooooo points!"
|9 weeks 4 days ago||I'm awaiting the trailer for||
I'm awaiting the trailer for our next game.
"They weren't expected to make it this far (cue clips of people saying the U.S. won't advance). Against the odds, they survived the group of death (clip of some U.S. goal highlights). Now, they take on Belgium in the knockout stage, where it's win or go home. FIFA World Cup. United States. Belgium. Tonight, 6:00 P.M. on ABC."
|10 weeks 18 min ago||Agreed completely alum. It's||
Agreed completely alum. It's not that Bradley gave the ball away and it indirectly led to the goal. It's that he had multiple options in that situation a player of his level should have known to exercise that would have given Portgual no hope.
Bradley overall played much better than he did against Ghana, but his gaffe opened a window for Portugal that was entirely within his control to shut completely.
It's tough to absolve Cameron from blame either. It's like praising a defensive back who played great the entire game but then gave up two crucial touchdowns and your team ended up losing by a few points...those were big plays. That clearance has to be made and is expected to be made. Even though screwing that up happens to everyone (just like goalies letting an easy save through their grasp for a goal) it's still their fault. His mistakes were huge ones and cost us dearly even if overall his play was good.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||I think it's MORE informative||
I think it's MORE informative when you see this chart with the players we know are no longer on the team.
I might have bolded the names of the players currently on the team in case anyone is forgetting though since I think that makes the information jump out more clearly.
As evidenced by some of the posts even in this thread we need a good year just for people to quit bitching about the team they love. This chart gives me a lot of hope for next season.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||I don't think you would have||
I don't think you would have caught much flak if you wrote an ode to our current Michigan QB but when it's currently a 16 year old future attendee of Michigan it's very weird.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Awesome!!!||
|11 weeks 18 hours ago||If even 10% of this happens,||
If even 10% of this happens, I think it will be a pretty dang good weekend
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Really? I mean yeah I would||
Really? I mean yeah I would have liked to win the national title but we needed a miracle to get there and lost to the one team that looked like the best team in the tournament.
Think how you would be feeling if Michigan lost to Kansas (and we still got to the Elite 8 this year). Rather than "John Beilein is the best coach in college basketball" it would be something like "Michigan is back to being respectable in basketball thanks to Beilein." Much less exciting.
|13 weeks 20 hours ago||RIP Ann! ...And isn't this||
...And isn't this completely on topic since we're talking about a Michigan grad?
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Not kidding, I thought this||
Not kidding, I thought this was going to be a metaphor explaining their football team
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah but asphalt costs way||
Yeah but asphalt costs way less.
Especially when you're talking about using the solar cells to power the electric grid that would require a bunch of solar inverters which are also very expensive and only last 10 or so years. Solar panels absorb DC electricity so you need inverters to transfer it to AC for people to use.
There's the possibility it could be cheaper to have the solar road and use it for melting snow and tracking animal hazards and leave out the ability to produce AC energy only because the inverters are so expensive and last for a relatively short time.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||It's an incredible idea but||
It's an incredible idea but an awful time to implement it. Most solar technologies aren't cheap enough yet to make them worthwhile (I just did my final master's project on this). It would cost an exorbitantly large amount of money to install these and they will need complete replacement in 25-30 years when the solar cells run out.
Good news though is that solar prices are dropping sharply year to year so this could be worth it in about 10 years.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||I get what you're saying, but||
I get what you're saying, but he would probably not be speaking at graduation if he had remained silent.
Rutgers shouldn't be doing crappy things to people where they hand out agreements then pull them away. Legrand would not have been in this position if Rutgers acted normally.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Let's all play the fun game||
Let's all play the fun game that helps us learn each otter's names!
|17 weeks 5 days ago||In other news....my fiancee||
In other news....my fiancee lost the diamond in her ring at Thursday's Tigers game....
|19 weeks 1 hour ago||I work for the university too||
I work for the university too and was thinking the same thing that I have never seen an e-mail like this any year before. I hate to see the university do less than the best but if an economic message is the only way to get Dave Brandon's attention...
|20 weeks 3 days ago||I guess you read what you||
I guess you read what you want to read. There was no double standard implied. There's a difference in the two situations.
The difference is for the most part it was the media causing those couples to be in the spotlight, not those couples themselves. They didn't announce hey, I'm straight, now do a story on me and my girlfriend.
I'm not saying athletes have announced they are gay only for the attention, but it starts to make my skin crawl a bit when they and the companies sponsoring them are profiting off of the athlete being openly gay.
I don't wanna hear about any celebrity relationships, but it's clear others do or those sorts of stories wouldn't get published.
I'm waiting for the point where "Player X was spotted with his boyfriend and their child at the mall!" is only a story because people enjoy reading stories about famous peoples' love lives in general, not because they are gay and felt the need to announce it. Hope that time comes soon.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||I'm completely for gay||
I'm completely for gay marriage all equal rights and I think looking back in history the arguments against it will be the shame of our times. Kinda like how we look back at segregation or any civil rights before the 1960's.
However, I think it's worse to bring so much attention to players being openly gay. Have boyfriends openly, do whatever, but I don't want to hear announcements about players coming out.
It makes me incredibly uncomfortable that someone like Michael Sam comes out and instantly gets tons of sponsorship deals while being considered a 3rd round NFL talent.
It's a tough issue because I know there are still plenty of people in the world who feel that they need to come out and struggle with it, so more famous people coming out exists as a good example to be yourself...but I can't help but feel the players who do are exploiting that a bit for greater fame...
Can we go back to re-banning politics now?
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Finishing up one of my last||
Finishing up one of my last projects ever for my Master's degree, going to a party tomorrow, and freaking out a bit that it's 99 days til my wedding!
|20 weeks 6 days ago||I feel like I should be||
I feel like I should be embarrassed to say that I went to the spring game as part of my bachelor party. I've (again...should be embarrassed) never been to Michigan Stadium despite many offers to go previously.
Although it was cool to see the team and we had a lot of fun hanging out beforehand, the lack of a game sucked all the energy out of the people I was with who were for the most part much less invested in Michigan football. They perked up a bit when they saw the scrimmage only to lose interest again once they kept bringing the football back to the same spot after a few plays.
Probably going to be tough to convince that group to go again...and I'm marrying a Sparty. Le sigh.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||This will be my first time||
This will be my first time going to the spring game. Any advice? What time does it make sense to arrive? Keep in mind, the group I am going with would like to tailgate a bit beforehand.