landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
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|8 hours 49 min ago||I guess it depends how you||
I guess it depends how you mean worse.
It makes the Warriors look much worse that they got blasted and outplayed for two games. If they go out before the finals which is looking like a probably that's worse for the history books.
If you are talking about more gut wrenching though it's the Patriots. They were a few plays away from winning the Super Bowl and completing that perfect season. It would only be worse for the Warriors if they manage to make the next round and go out
|2 days 5 hours ago||That Michigan running attack||
That Michigan running attack against Florida in the bowl game was nothing that I had seen from the team the entire year. Remember that Florida was a top ten defensive team too! Even if our yards per carry wasn't elite...adjusted for the defense we were up against it was excellent. We return most of that offensive line.
We got out schemed for sure against Ohio State because Durkin was too busy thinking about his Maryland head coaching responsibilities and stayed with what had worked against most other teams. Don Brown is not going to let that happen again.
Linebacker is a definite weakness that we have shored up a bit by adding Peppers there. Still, worry about injuries.
Our secondary is all back and should be elite. Almost everyone from the defensive line is back and should be elite...even before you add in the number one recruit in the nation Rashan Gary.
Almost our entire offense is back except quarterback but I fully trust in Harbaugh there who refilled the bare cupboard so we would have a capable starter back there. The quarterback will have a lot of veteran talent to help him get acclimated and a manageable early schedule.
No one can replace as much talent as Ohio State needs to replace and be as good. Something like 16 out of 24 starters?? Still dangerous of course but if you were going to pick a year to beat them in Columbus this is the one.
Michigan State lost a lot from both its offensive and defensive line, their star quarterback, and star wide receiver....and we had them beaten last year despite refs seemingly having it out for us and save for one bad play at the end.
I'm very much looking forward to this season.
|2 weeks 3 hours ago||#AshKetchum...............am||
#AshKetchum...............am I doing it right?
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I logged in just to downvote||
I logged in just to downvote this thread.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Then the prevailing attitude||
Then the prevailing attitude where you were at is nonsense. Seriously, why wouldn't you want to have the greatest regular season of all time AND win the championship? Those two aren't mutually exclusive. If they were I would definitely agree with you.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||The lots are all free, no?||
The lots are all free, no?
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I am also surprised at any||
I am also surprised at any Golden State dislike. Curry and Thompson are both very likeable to me. I don't see them bragging about being the best or being the champs or anything like that. You almost forget that they won it all last year. The "just a 3 point shooter" tag some have tried to offer up does not apply to either of them. The whole team plays unselfish basketball and good defense. I find myself really appreciating bench guys like Shaun Livingston and Mo Speights. Steve Kerr is great too. Draymond Green is the only player I could see some disliking but even he isn't so bad...especially for a Sparty.
Nothing is for sure, but I like the Warriors chances to get the record. They also are getting Andre Iguodala back by the playoffs which could be huge if only for his Lebron defense assuming they both make it that far. It's very hard to see the Warriors losing 4 out of 7 games to a team especially when one of those will have to be at their place.
|9 weeks 18 hours ago||I have some surprisingly||
I have some surprisingly great hops (probably two platforms less than Devin) but I'm jealous of DPJ making that height look so easy. Hope that's a good sign those two are hanging out!
After last year, I still am not understanding why we are not having our pick of the litter on TEs unless it's geographical reasons. How could you not want to play in the Harbaughfense from that position (or fullback too)?
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Thanks for this extra thread.||
Thanks for this extra thread. I only went to vote since you said we were down to OSU.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||That came up at trivia last||
That came up at trivia last week! "What actor who starred in one sitcom that ran for over 250 episodes and another that ran over 150 episodes was once drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers?"
As a bonus, when revealing the answer the trivia guy said he scored four touchdowns in a single game for Polk High
|12 weeks 6 days ago||I've had more heroic sporting||
I've had more heroic sporting moments but for most memorable...
6th grade basketball we were playing our second game against a team that we had lost to badly the first time. They had one kid who was way above average for that age.
It was late in the game we had a three point lead and then they scored to cut it to one with about 30 seconds left. My dad, who is the coach, calls a time out and talks it over with us. He says okay, I've saved a lot of timeouts so if you get in trouble just call one. Otherwise just dribble it past half court and pass it around and let the clock wind down. Whatever you do, don't shoot and don't foul.
Our point guard dribbles it up court taking it slowly past half court. He passes to the other guard who passes it to one of our forwards, my best friend. Since the other team was going for the ball, he is wide open with tons of space. He decides to shoot with fifteen seconds left. He misses. The other team rebounds it and passes it to their best player who dribbles it up court and my best friend, the one who took the shot, fouls him. My dad is just beside himself, complete wtf face.
Two foul shots for them one point down best player at the line. First shot is up, hits the back of the rim and rolls off. Second shot up, same exact thing, slowly rolls off the back of the rim. We get the rebound and win the game. Drove my best friend home after the game and we had a good time giving him crap over his "Don't Shoot, Don't Foul" crimes, especially since we still won.
|13 weeks 5 hours ago||I like comedy podcasts when||
I like comedy podcasts when I'm doing something tedious like computer work or working out.
I enjoy How Did This Get Made where they talk through badly made or unusual movies.
The Andy Daly Podcast Pilot Project is also hilarious though there's only eight episodes. Andy Daly and crew pretend to be other characters submitting ridiculous podcast pilots to be picked up for a full run.
My friend just recommended the Blacktapes Podcast which goes over this guy's attempt to debunk unexplained mysteries (basically the X Files?)
|20 weeks 4 days ago||I absolutely love these||
I absolutely love these games. Even the "crappy" bowls that most people do not care about. This has been only an okay bowl season, but honestly I think that's because the higher profile matchups have not been all that interesting.
Besides the CFP games and Michigan vs. Florida of course, I was really interested in Ohio State vs. Notre Dame, Wisconsin vs. USC, Utah vs. BYU, Appalachian State vs. Ohio, Boise State vs. Northern Illinois, Nebraska vs. UCLA, Navy vs. Pittsburgh, Baylor vs. North Carolina, Houston vs. Florida State, Stanford vs. Iowa, Oregon vs. TCU.
That's 15 games out of 40? Something like that. And some of those include my personal non Michigan favorite teams like Navy and Boise State. Games like Nebraska vs. UCLA and Wisconsin vs. USC aren't that thrilling with this year's teams but more based on historical importance. Similar to why I'm not excited to see Penn State vs. Georgia. Even Oregon vs. TCU which should have been a fun and interesting game has lost its luster with Boykin out.
Both CFP games were over by the early second half and all five games on New Year's Day were routs (though Notre Dame hung with OSU for a long time). That takes out a good chunk of enjoyment from the bowl games that seem to be more important....like the perception of winning the Rose Bowl over the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl. Early games were still very solid though!
|24 weeks 18 hours ago||Can you ever not have a||
Can you ever not have a condescending comment about other people's opinions? You make my mgoblog experience more unpleasant almost every time.
I do not care much about basketball but I think a lot of people were hoping that we were going to parlay a national championship game and elite 8 appearance in back to back years into being one of the top programs in the country.
Instead, albeit early, it's looking like a decent possibility that this team misses the tournament for a second straight year. That just does not happen to the good to great programs in the country.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Disappointed he's gone but I||
Disappointed he's gone but I think it would have been really difficult for him to win the QB job here and do not blame him for looking for a better opportunity somewhere else.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||Alright, I admit. I watched a||
Alright, I admit. I watched a Netlfix documentary on quidditch and thought it actually looked fun. I mean....yes nerdy as shit but I'm all for playing any sport.
It would help if the whole Harry Potter thing was not attached to it but for the actual game they improved on the rules from the books (like catching a seeker is not worth a bajillion points). Worth a watch if you're bored!
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Yep, Notre Dame maybe SHOULD||
Yep, Notre Dame maybe SHOULD have won. The problem is, they didn't win. Just like we should have beaten MSU but did not. Turnovers, fucking up special teams, and coaching decisions are all part of the game and affect the final result.
This is why I like the committee and was happy with their choices at the end of the year last year. Conference championships matter. Wins and losses matter despite who on paper is better. 13 games played and 1 loss is better than 12 games played and 1 loss. SOS matters.
I sort of don't see how Notre Dame gets in unless you're picking 1 loss Notre Dame vs. 1 loss Big 12 champion. I guess we will see though how much credit they get for having a rough schedule.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||It looked like he was||
It looked like he was actually trying to make some cuts rather than barrel into a pile of bodies. Hard to say if that was againt a NW team that had half packed it in though.
|36 weeks 2 days ago||Peters looks excellent except||
Peters looks excellent except for the whole stare down his receivers thing that almost every HS QB ever does.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||For a team that is in recent||
For a team that is in recent history lost to Appalachian State and nearly lost to Akron (and Connecticut) when they were terrible, I do not think I will ever look past an opponent again.
When BYU does come around I am hoping that by battle tested they will also be beaten down a bit.
|39 weeks 1 day ago||I married a MIchigan State||
I married a MIchigan State fan.
I still think Brady Hoke is a good guy despite not showing human emotion in most interviews.
I own a red and gray polo shirt.
I bought my Woodson jersey on a Chinese website that has now been shut down by the U.S. government.
I believe Devin Gardner was shell shocked and unfixable last year (too many hits from the previous year) without an elite offensive line.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||Haha really? I'm going to be||
I'm going to be at Little River Casino in my bought directly from China Woodson jersey. Come say hi!
|47 weeks 6 days ago||We did Mackinac for our||
We did Mackinac for our honeymoon last year in July. We stayed in St. Ignace and were really happy with our decision to stay off the island and felt we had more freedom.
Traverse City is also an excellent choice if you are into wine tasting.
|48 weeks 2 hours ago||I really didn't think he was||
I really didn't think he was going blue and thought for sure Kareem was. I am beyond excited to see what these guys will be doing for our team in a few years. Ready to bully inferior teams around again.
|49 weeks 4 days ago||I was weirdly loyal to the||
I was weirdly loyal to the Foxsports website a few years back. I left because I could no longer take the constant terribleness of Jason Whitlock (and Mark Kriegel)
Even worse, he relished upsetting people because he thought he must be writing good articles because it upset people...when in fact it was because his logic and reasoning were horribly flawed.
His success really has bothered me so I'm glad he's knocked down a peg.
|52 weeks 5 hours ago||This comment for some reason||
This comment for some reason made me giggle like a school girl. Thanks.
Great video though I am a sucker for hype videos. This is a big season to at least restore some faith.
|1 year 5 days ago||The perpetual argument and||
The perpetual argument and disagreement that I think I will always have with this site is the glory of the Rich Rod offense.
It absolutely melts bad defensive units, usually beats mediocre defenses, and can't get the job done against the elite ones. Rodriguez's last year at Michigan made that clear to me and I keep following his teams every year hoping to eventually be proven wrong.
The Pac 12 was a good place to hide from elite D's last year. Oregon was the best defense Arizona played at rank 31....and yes the Wildcats won the first round by a touchdown but Oregon had a bunch of injuries that game. Arizona also got crushed by them only scoring 13 points in the rematch.
Many were lamenting that we didn't keep Rich Rod after that Oregon win, yet Michigan had to play Minnesota 34th, Penn State 7th, Michigan State 22nd, and Ohio State 26th ranked defenses. I doubt he would have had any more success than he did when he was here when he played against the really good units.
A good team does not necessarily a great defense make and that's in my eyes where the stats go wrong. He could face a top 10 team with another great offense and bad defense and have great success scoring against them. Opponent adjusted...this would look very good but be misleading when talking about the offense vs. good defenses.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||The lack of pro style QBs is||
The lack of pro style QBs is something I've thought about in the last few drafts. I think it's one of those issues that not enough people see yet but will be a big deal in a few years if spread QBs continue to disappoint in the NFL.
Although many spread QBs have had limited success in the pros I don't think it's enough yet to say clear cut that if you want to be an NFL QB then you need to learn a pro style system in college.
If it does get to that point though it will be interesting to see if it has an impact on recruiting or a shift back to more pro style offenses in college to attract QBs by saying "come to School X, we teach you how to be in the NFL"
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Ace, I appreciate your work||
Ace, I appreciate your work on this site, but you have this atrocious way of wording valid points that makes you sound like you are talking from on top a pedestal down to us plebes and drives me crazy.
I stayed away from the Hello post because I knew what was coming. Carter is a commit to the University of Michigan and should be celebrated because he is joining my favorite team in all of sports. I always love the idea of legacy recruits too.
...but it's very understandable to question the offer and his abilities based on what we've seen so far (AKA nothing) when it seems Michigan has a lot of interest from highly rated prospects.
People should speak with tact but should not feel the need to hold back on a worthy point....and it does not matter who is reading/listening. You yourself said you have no idea what to expect from him in your hello post. How many times has that happened before? People should not be villified for questioning any of this.
In the end, I hope and have complete faith Dunaway gets a fuel lit under him to work harder than ever to prove that he was worthy of the offer...especially since his family knows the Michigan way.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||I am reserving judgment for||
I am reserving judgment for now. I saw the Avengers 2 teaser and thought that it was going to be terrible before seeing the actual trailer which completely turned my opinion around.
I grew up on watching the classic Justice League cartoons and also really enjoyed the new Justice League cartoon as an adult so I want them to get this right. It's hard to have high hopes for Zach Snyder and Jesse Eisenberg though who are two people I find very overrated.