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|1 day 33 min ago||See... you're joking about||
See... you're joking about this now of course, but who's going to be anything more than 0% surprised when she actually does this in five months?
|6 days 18 hours ago||Marcus Ray outdoing Joey||
Marcus Ray outdoing Joey Galloway?
Must be the 1990's all over again.
|1 week 1 day ago||I think one skill Coach B||
I think one skill Coach B showed over the past two-three seasons was his adaptability and willinginess to listen to his assistants. The offense definitely added some new wrinkles to his classic schemes because of the personnel we had and it obviously paid off.
|1 week 1 day ago||Fawning about John Beilein is||
Fawning about John Beilein is never off-topic and, during these darkest of times, I would opine that it's even more on-topic than ever.
|1 week 6 days ago||DJ Byrnes is preparing a||
DJ Byrnes is preparing a column of aggreivement about this thread even as we speak
|2 weeks 23 hours ago||I'll miss Notre Dame finding||
I'll miss Notre Dame finding creative ways to lose by 4 to us in the closing seconds, but whatever... life goes on. Living in Ohio, my hatred for Buckholes overrules all else.
Having said that, Notre Dame really should just sack up and join the Big Ten. Because that would put us at a fine fifteen-strong membership and I'm sure that a talented enough graphic designer can morph the 'G' in the "B1G" logo into a 5 easily enough
|2 weeks 2 days ago||You are certainly correct and||
You are certainly correct and I actually really hate unironic and incorrect use of the word 'literally' That said, I've developed an irrational fondness for the term "literally Hitler" because it's such an cheekily and unabashedly flagrant violation of all rules governing online civil discourse. I really should refrain from that.
edited to add - what we should take away from all this is that merely talking about Ohio State makes us more stupid.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||All other things aside, I'm||
All other things aside, I'm rooting for Notre Dame in both games because the Ohio State fanbase is literally Hitler's anus, but honestly - as a Columbus resident who lives only 3 miles away from the Toilet Seat, I am pretty well OK with a massive earthquake or other act of God when ND visits OSU
|2 weeks 3 days ago||There's no cure for being a||
There's no cure for being a bucknut
|2 weeks 4 days ago||12-year resident of Columbus||
12-year resident of Columbus here.
For purposes of rivalry fandom, the local populace breaks down like so:
Group A - about 20% of the population. These are the mouthbreathers who didn't play school, who wear Buckeye gear to church and whose go-to move in bed is miming 'O-H-I-O' with his hands when he fingerbangs his sister. Will spit a skoal-infested loogie at your Michigan shirt but the missing teeth will throw off his aim. Probably has 'FUCK MICHIGAN' tattooed on his abs, but it's obscured by rolls of Natty Ice-fueled belly fat.
Group B - about 45% of the population. The socially acceptable portion of the OSU fan base. Probably came from some random small Ohio town, went to Ohio State and stayed in Columbus because there is literally nowhere else worth living within a 1.5 hour radius. These comprise most of your co-workers. Might give you a friendly albeit condescending 'Go Bucks!' if they see your Michigan shirt. Probably has a brother-in-law from Group B
Group C - about 10% of the population. These are your blood brothers who hate Ohio State with a bitter vehemence. A slight dichotomy between the blessed (Michigan grads) and the oppressed (the poor souls who grew up in rebellion against OSU's shadow) and who will give you a 'Go Blue' when they see your Michigan shirt.
Group D - the remaining 25% of the population. They are guilty of the greatest sin of all in the eyes of Group A in that they flat out don't care about OSU football period. Won't even notice your Michigan shirt.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Well, given Galloway's||
Well, given Galloway's sterling record against Michigan, he's certainly earned the right to talk smack.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||While I don't necessarily||
While I don't necessarily agree with the OP's stance (I probably won't be watching the game either but that is mostly because a) I'll be on vacation with family where I likely won't have BTN access and b) would want to spend time with family I only see 1x a year anyways), the OP is publically declaring this action in protest of Appalachian State being re-scheduled in the first place, and I can't disagree with the spirit behind this.
Said this before, but the first Appalachian State game was the shameful sex tape with the kinda homely freshman clarinet player where everyone in high school saw that you couldn't get it up. Rescheduling Appy State is showing up at that clarinet player's house in a double-wide limo for the homecoming dance with the same crowd who've never let you live down that sex tape.
|4 weeks 23 hours ago||For the love of all that is||
For the love of all that is holy at least save Offense vs. Ohio 2014 for the last so we have something semi-pleasant with which to conclude this retrospective.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||I am a rail-thin 5'5" 40 year||
I am a rail-thin 5'5" 40 year old with no jump shot who last played competitive hoops in 8th grade. At this point I am fairly certain that Beilein, Bacari and crew could coach *me* up into a passable B1G rotation player.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||The chemistry variable is||
The chemistry variable is vastly overrated, but it also must be said that in 2011 we had multiple senior leaders (Molk, Koger, RVB, Martin) who were good players on the field AND in the locker room. Having multiple strong senior leaders was obviously a huge factor in our success that year. Certainly, 90% of that was made manifest on the field, but having them leadership intangible things in spades certainly played a role in getting the rest of the team to play better. Had Molk and RVB been polarizing dickfaces, maybe we still finish 11-2 but it certainly wouldn't have been as easy to accomplish.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||While there are a lot of||
While there are a lot of reasons to be concerned about us in some of our big games this year, Ohio State's back 7 on defense ranks pretty far down on that list.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||...between the unctous||
...between the unctuous fawning over OSU, pedantic references to his own previous screeds and the preening insistence that he was right all along, how can you be sure M Man and Section 1 are the same person?
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Also in that comments thread:||
Also in that comments thread: Section 1 doing Section 1 things
|8 weeks 5 days ago||I'd have to imagine that it's||
I'd have to imagine that it's probably a little different in East Lansing since there is so much more cross pollination - when I was in high school/college in Ann Arbor there was always a sizeable enough minority of people who'd wear MSU sweatshirts since they were going there or had family there and no one really gave a care. Heck, 50% of my friends my frosh year at U-M were from East Lansing or Okemos HS so I'm sure it goes both ways.
|9 weeks 44 min ago||I see next year being a small||
I see next year being a small but appreciable step back, but the year after next when Chatham Wilson and Donnal are sophomores and Walton/Spike are team captains with either Levert/Irvin as the #1 we are going to be on the short list for Final Four picks
|9 weeks 3 hours ago||Who made her apologize? The||
Who made her apologize? The principal?
|9 weeks 1 day ago||No worries, the Regents never||
No worries, the Regents never said anything about skywriters, so Dave Brandon will just hire a plane to write #BOOM-WOW over the stadium right before kickoff.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||We might very well take a||
We might very well take a step back in 2014-15 because all but 1 of our bigs are freshmen and Stauskas was a historically elite offensive talent, but if we retain Walton and either LeVert or Irvin (or both?) for 2015-16?
I'm not even being a homer here but I will honestly feel bad for the rest of the B1G except the Wisconsin buzzcuts because f. those guys.
|12 weeks 23 hours ago||John Beilein is my||
John Beilein is my anti-Tressel
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Giving our MBB assistants||
Giving our MBB assistants raises for being awesome = a better use of athletic dept. monies than better wifi so people can instagram selfies during our Super Bowl against Utah State.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||A lot of teams names are made||
A lot of teams names are made to honor something from their state. Michigan-Wolverine State, Ohio-Buckeye State, Indiana-Hoosier State, Wisconsin-Badger State, Minnesota-Gopher State, Iowa-Hawkeye State, Nebraska-Cornhusker State, Oklahoma-Sooner State, Texas-Longhorn State, Tennessee-Volunteer State. In states that don't have great state nicknames to use, they use names like Sioux, Illini, Utes, etc. to emulate where they're from. I'm not sure why it is such a big deal.
I think Lord Grantham has articulated a lot of my feelings on this matter, but to add my unwanted 2 cents: Regarding the above quote - this isn't to call out the poster who wrote it, but it's a good articulation of an oft-cited arguement in defense of the Redskins name that is reasonable enough premise but one I still disagree with. There's a lot of false equivalence here that I think important to point out, and we'll leave out the obvious fatuous scenario of equating the feelings of animals like tigers or bulldogs with a group of people. If you're actually making that argument with a straight face, then you are a certifiable idiot and here's a buckeye necklace to wear.
In the case of a nickname like Hoosiers or Cornhuskers or even the Fighting Irish, those are generally accepted because they serve as a point of regional pride and are nicknames that the people themselved originated or collectively took on as their own. If I were to ask someone I presumed to be from Indiana if he was a Hoosier, he'd likely reply 'Damn right I'm a Hoosier' A situation that's somewhat dicier is the FSU Seminoles. The founding community of that university probably wasn't comprised of a majority of Seminole tribe members, but they got permission from the tribe to use the name and have AFAIK taken pains to honor the tribe even with their mascot. So, probably also OK. And again, if I called someone of Seminole ancestry a 'Seminole' it wouldn't be generally cause for offense.
Someone else mentioned a hypothetical scenario where a female owned a team and renamed them, say, the East Lansing Sluts to honor the indigenous female population. Among non-dominant groups, there has been a trend of taking traditional slurs and reclaiming them as marks of pride - you can see that with how gays have reclaimed the word queer and our own beloved state of Michigan in fact did so with the term 'wolverine' Again, equating this with the Redskins nickname is still a false equivalence. The redskin term has always been used to differentiate and denigrate the Native American population and has not been collectively embraced by a plurality of the Native Americans as a point of pride; two high schools not being arsed to change their redskins nickname is on par with a tradtiionally Chinese American high school not bothering to change its historical nickname of 'Coolies'
In point of fact hypothetical team names like the East Lansing Sluts* or the Washington Redskins both fail the social appropriateness test. You might greet your wife by saying 'Hey sexyboo' For you ladies, amongst your group of girlfriends you might call yourself 'bitches' as a term of affection; somewhat more controversially, amongst a group of black peeps, they might raz each other with the word 'Ni**a' If I as a non-husband, as a man and as a non-black used the terms 'sexyboo', 'bitch' or 'ni**a' - what reaction would and should I get?
The same applies to me or any non-Native calling a Native American a 'redskin'. It's time to change the name.
* - yes, I totally came up with that at random
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Oh, one more thing...||
- The most damning damnation of that damn Dave Brandon was re-scheduling Appy State for 2014. That alone is arguable as a firing offense for damaging the M brand. Losing to Appalachian State in 2007 is like having a sex tape leaked of you making sexytime with some homely farm girl and then you can't get it up. Scheduling Appalachian State in 2014 is like bringing a limo over to the farm girl's place in your best tux to take her to prom and show off how suave you really are.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Bless me Funchess for I have sinned...||
- OSU's fight song is as mediocre as their fanbase's mean IQ, but MSU's fight song has a pretty catchy tune and gets a bonus point for use of 'Vim'
- ...but I'd get sick of it real fast if the band played it after every time their defense tallied a TFL against us.
- Columbus as an overall city is a decent, B+ place to live.
- I am seriously starting to wonder if I will ever see us win The Game in Columbus before I retire/die.
- OSU as an academic institution is actually an OK school and 75% of the alums are actually decent enough fans/people
- My goodwill towards Hoke and co. extends through 2014 but no further.
- Anyone on MGoBlog that shit-talks a (non-criminal) kid that decommits from Michigan and/or chooses another school should be banned from the site, full stop.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||And Byrnes wonders why Brian||
And Byrnes wonders why Brian dismisses him with the 'perpetually aggreived' moniker.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Say what you will about him,||
Say what you will about him, but Hollis has actually come up with creative matchups that actually created positive buzz - the aircraft carrier game, even if not amazing in actual execution - is something that put MSU on the map and was something that fans and players will always remember. And in point of fact, most of what he's done to promote MSU athletics is pretty much the exact opposite of scheduling Appy State in 2014.
Yes, tweet at Trey was a horrid embarrasing move, but that still pales vs. the aggregate sum of The Noodle, the skywriting, the "Wealthy M. Donor" Memorial Position Coach and - yes, as always - scheduling Appalachain State in 2014.