somehow we're only 124th
|1 year 5 days ago||Chris Borland||
His faimly lives in Ashwaubenon*. I live in Ashwaubenon. Will search for the cloning device and try to throw a Hoke Wrench in it.
*Try not to say Ashwuabenon without thinking of the Muppets' Manamana song. "Ashwaubenon, do do dodo, Ashwaubenon, do DOO do dodo, Ashwaubenon, do dodo dodo dodo..."
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Make it 5||
I'm in the same boat..... kept waiting to see if it was my browser or if others were missing the jump. Glad to know I'm not alone.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Michigan wins 49-16||
Offense snaps the streak of not scoring a touchdown in 8 quarters with a big play (50+) on the opening drive...
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Contract clauses||
Universities would put that sort of clause in a contract where if you take our team to a lower level or two, it's automatic firing without compensation....
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Recruiting focus||
I think that would make coaches focus more on recruiting players they know would stick around. It would prevent a Kentucky-esque basketball situtaion where Calipari recruit five kids that win him the title and they all leave...
Coaches would have to encourage the children to stay in school longer, thus more houses of learn-ed doctors, as Dale Dobeck would say.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Yikes||
Brian is projecting that we aren't going to start anybody on the defensive line!!! Ahhh, I'm nervous about what sort of scheme Mattison is utilizing!!
Yes, Jim Parsons, this is sarcasm...
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Green Bay will be the best option||
The WIAA is more than likely going to end up using the Resch Center in Green Bay....currently used by USHL's Green Bay Gamblers (Alex Kile!!), the UWGB men's basketball team and various concerts and expo shows....it's the best optino and the Green Bay community is excited about the option.
|2 years 49 weeks ago||He was out anyway||
As it says in the rule exerpt, "It also is incomplete when a player leaves his feet and receives the pass but first lands on or outside a boundary line, unless his progress has been stopped in the field of play or end zone"
He landed on the boundary line, and his progress didn't stop in the field of play....regardless of the ball hitting the ground. He was out. Don't understand why the side judge even thought it was a grab....He was out from the get go
|3 years 3 weeks ago||High school wings||
That appears to be a game pitting Clarkston (Oakland County) against Grand Blanc (Gennessee County)....just thought I'd mention it, since people are gonna ask.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||Pretty sure it's deeper than that||
The OSU rivalry didn't start in the 60s man...that rivalry runs back to the Toledo War...bloodshed
|3 years 11 weeks ago||CU isn't the Bison||
It is the Buffaloes...
Miniscule criticism for what is turning into an must-read.
Well done! Anxious for next week's Thursday column
|3 years 12 weeks ago||sweetness||
|3 years 12 weeks ago||im not seeing it here, Lloyd||
hmmm <HAUGH>, She's unlisted...
So, yeah, I actually don't see where this wallpaper is. Do I need a certain amount of points to view the image? I keep clicking on "cjm's blog" and I don't see it, so I go back I click on "San Diego State Wallpaper" and it takes me here...not sure what I'm doing wrong.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||Very excited for future installments of||
Opponent Watch: ...
|3 years 14 weeks ago||lol Jerry Palm||
I like how his top four teams from the conference are all from the "West" Division (Neb, Mich, MSU and Iowa)...I guess I can't blame him because he's probably just as confused as the rest of us as to who plays in which division...
|3 years 15 weeks ago||Nice work H-Town||
Too bad I was one year ahead in school, and we only roomed for one year. I got witness (from row 4) the No. 1 v. No. 2 in Columbus...
We had the projection screen TV in the apartment for Tigers Playoffs '06, Wii bowling (when it was RAWK ON, MAN!), Michigan baseball in Super Regionals and all the (Insert fake holiday here) parties. Reindeer piss!
Anyway, good luck in Austin. It's crazy how those years seem so far away...
|3 years 15 weeks ago||it's your clips||
I do like hearing the crowd noise in the background, but this J Dilla character just wasn't pleasing to my ears.
MGoBlog will have to roll with what you dub in to the reel
|3 years 15 weeks ago||i see your point||
i see your point...
|3 years 15 weeks ago||new music please||
The music at the beginning of the highlights was the best music on the clip....i couldn't even watch the rest of the highlights because the music was so terrible. Was that like female rap/techno....?
Using the indie-style music for these clips is the best thing that ever happened last year, and you should do the same...
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Three-way Finals||
I think I'm confused how New York athletics work because you said "there were 3 teams that went to the state finals"
How did three teams compete in a state finals?
Thus, I think I'm confused...
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Shouldn't happen||
Spread 'N Shred teams shouldn't line up in the I-form EVER
Yes, a fullback is necessary when runing the I-form, but the formation should've never been an option against Illinois because of the lack of the fullback
|3 years 26 weeks ago||In the NFL it's up to the||
In the NFL it's up to the player what he wants....Strahan used the no-sleeve jersey style, while Brady likes the floppy sleeves.
But you're point was very correct about Denard wearing the Techfit style...
|3 years 26 weeks ago||The Chargers'||
The Chargers' throwbacks/full-time uniforms are horrible...Light blue is terrible, and the white helmets look like 4th-grade Pop Warner helmets...pitiful
|3 years 26 weeks ago||The stitching on the "M" is||
The stitching on the "M" is very similar to the "M" stictching that I have on my white hockey jersey hanging in my closet. It's really not bad. It's not made to look crinkly like others suggest, it's simply a style of sewing...
Granted my hockey jersey is a NIKE brand, but it's the exact same stitching style...
|3 years 31 weeks ago||What was Prepseer talking about?||
The kid's a sophomore and has NFL size. He throws the deep ball really tight and was moving in the pocket well enough to find a late-breaking receiver.
I don't know how someone couldn't be excited for a kid who throws the rock that well as a sophomore.
Also, I don't know why the video editor felt the need to circle-highlight a kid playing quarterback?!?
|3 years 33 weeks ago||well said||
I skewed away from the original stance and argued against something he/she wasn't actually arguing for...my bad.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||correct||
After reading your synopsis and then rereading the original post, I can see your point that I may have skewed from the stance...
I was talking about numbers
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Or...||
UConn and Tenn. womens bball, and ACC soccer, and IVY League lacrosse, and IVY League crew.
There are certainly teams and sports that women have created a culture for and they wouldn't go away.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||rebuttal||
"...by forcing schools to treat female athletes as equal to male athletes."
I'm just going to point at the elephant in the room and say they aren't equal in terms of athleticism at the college level.
"...if high schools started cutting girls' sports, then women's sports at the college level might start drying up..."
This would be good for colleges who could start, to you know, break out of the red and get back into the black. You know, start working with a budget and not always be in debt... The economy is so bad that it takes drastic measures, and if Title IX was repealed for 5 or 6 years, it would allow schools to start making money.
I am for women's rights, but I dont necessarily think playing sports in college is a right. It's a gift. Most college athletes (men and women) don't have the gift, so why should a school be forced to recruit these athletes just to field a team in order for the schools to have equal teams to let their profitable sports exist.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Rim shot.....bah dum, ting||
Rim shot.....bah dum, ting
|3 years 36 weeks ago||How about...||
That's my guess for the headline of Sunday's paper
|3 years 36 weeks ago||I believe it was Minnesota||
I think it was the Gophers who lost in 2006 to the Crusaders...
NoDak went on to beat HC in the regional final....
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Are we talking just about the Big House?||
I'm not sure if there will be some sort of adidas adds on the board...
But there will definitely be ads on the screens in Crisler and Yost because the pictures on the brochure that came in the mail have ads on them. Adidas logos in the corners, meijer all over..I'm just saying.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||No shoelaces flapping in the wind?||
In the photos from practice, it looked like Denard's shoes were actually tied up...
Just a random comment. I'm probably WAY wrong, but it just looks like they're tied up.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||So sorry||
JaJa, I'm sorry to hear that Lion (a top-15 recruit) took your spot in the varsity lineup...
Maybe you can join a men's league somewhere and talk about how that would have been you in the Masters, you know if Lion didn't come to Michigan.
Whether your beef is genuine or not, it comes off very much like sour grapes.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Hockey?||
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Still bottom dwellers||
If they did form the MSU Hockey Conference and were the sole team, they would still find a way to finish second place with Anastos at the helm!
I seriously hope Michigan doesn't lose the first game to the Spartans next season. That would be tough to live through...
|3 years 38 weeks ago||how horrible are the PSU jerseys?||
That collarbone piping looks hideous!
Excited about the idea of seeing Michigan play in Madison every year. Now, I don't have to wait for every other year and awkward seating alignment for the holiday tournament!!
|3 years 39 weeks ago||very well||
Thanks for the reassurance, Z.
Obvsly, I'm hoping for the best because we have the shooters that can shoot and the ballers that can ball... just won't be surprised if we're over-confident and the Volunteers For Hire win...
Also, Belein can coach so I won't be surprised if we're playing in the second weekend...!!
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Still nervous||
All of the pro-Michigan talk still makes me nervous. I like to think we have turned a corner and we can beat the teams we're supposed to....
...but something makes me nervous when Brian and Tim start posting numbers about our success compared to opponents mishaps... lets just play 4 minutes at a time, win every TV timeout and get to Sunday...
|3 years 49 weeks ago||agreed||
It has to be hard on a coach to know that the fan base is giddy over the possibility that another coach might come in. If RR bolts for Pitt or UConn or any school not named michigan, how nervous will DB be?
Does that mean Ron English might be the fallback guy and we get a defensive minded coach who struggled in the MAC?
|3 years 49 weeks ago||he won't stay in Stanford||
You could tell last night from the post-game ceremony when he said to Ravich, "I hope you can respect what these kids did." Then he added someting like, Cardinal Charge to the Championship. i love you guys...
It was definitely a farewell speech. And then sitting next to Andrew, he had the demeanor of, "this is the last time you'll see me in Cardinal red."
So, he won't be back at Stanford. Everyone could tell...so it looks like NFL or bust, and why shouldn't he follow his brother's path?
|3 years 50 weeks ago||RR doesn't = Coop and John L||
The reason we all loved Cooper and Smith was because there weren't signs of improving. Every year, those programs had terrible recruiting classes and the coach couldn't find wins.
RR is much different in that he has progressively gotten better. He has recruits coming in and the writing is on the wall that he is going in the right direction. 3 wins, 5 wins, 7 (8) wins...
You can't same RR is the same as Coop and John L because he's not even close...
|3 years 50 weeks ago||and i like how he lays there||
face down in the turf, thinking how he was the only one who messed up. Nevermind the fact the other 10 guys all had chances at making the tackle. He just looks ompletely defeated, like, "How can we beat this guy?"
|3 years 50 weeks ago||Andrew Peterson||
Not sure if he's just really good at getting off the ball, but I think half of the clips where he's blowing up a lineback he would definitely be called for a false start. He rolls out of his stance, which will be flagged at the college level.
Nonetheless, he looks like a giant among elves. After two years of learning the position at Michigan, and he could be a big-time playmaker.
|4 years 4 days ago||Not helmets||
Stagg did not invent helmets. That was Joe Reeves or George Barclay, which ever one you want to believe in. Barclay wasn't necessarily a helmet, but a protective head strap, and Reeve created an actual helmet looking thing.
|4 years 4 days ago||Dude, you're wrong||
Joe, just understand that you're wrong here.
No one will remember them. No one remembers the ACC divisions and no one will know the L&L split.
Quit being different, just to be different.
|4 years 4 days ago||daddy like||
The stars are off, but the concept is exceptional!!! I've long been a proponent for including the lakes....
At one point I was interested inthe Great Division and hte Lakes division, or Lakes and Plains....and at this points it's better than L&L
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Really?||
Are we really saying QB No. 15 was insanely fast?
I remember Dave Harris and Shawn Crable destroying HE15MAN...so let's not put Tebow in the same category as Denard....it's not fair to Denard..
|4 years 2 weeks ago||agreed||
I don't think there is any way Michigan won't play on New Year's Day....
Why would michigan accept anything else. I believe if Gator and Outback go elsewhere, Michigan should accept the Dallas Football Classic bid, just to play on Jan 1....
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Is Kellen Jones going to be eligible||
How is it that he can be photographed with Jarret Irons, wearing a Chuck Wood jersey?
Isn't that what got recruits ineligible at Iowa for hanging out with Ashton Kutcher? Kutcher was an alum, right? Irons is an alumm, right?
I mean I think it's sweet, but I just don't know the NCAA rule....anyone with knowledge, please debunk my thinking...
|4 years 4 weeks ago||Did you see the Cincy unis?||
With the logo blown up and printed like a rainbow swirl ont he pants...
|4 years 4 weeks ago||i know it's sad but||
the W is actually the white filling if you look between the red swoops and such....bogus
|4 years 4 weeks ago||the third one is for their academia||
They have it on their b-school building, and use it for their "formal" letterheads and such...
|4 years 5 weeks ago||Couldn't stop looking at it||
I sat here for about 10 minutes just looking at Hypnocat. Then I broke from the trance and was like, "what was I just doing? Was I just looking at that picture for a long time? What year is it?"
|4 years 5 weeks ago||Early UFR -1 for Vinopal||
When you go back through the game, watch what happens to Vinopal during the Option Run to Pay Dirt.
Vinopal is gaining on Ford, gaining on Ford, and then Ford makes minor move left, and Turf Monster eats Vinopal. Num, num num, num....
|4 years 6 weeks ago||Ahhh, remember the days.||
When Morgan Trent wasn't busy being an idiot and trying to tackle Leon Hall in the end zone he was letting USC receivers roam free in the end zone.
It still makes me ill thinking about how bad Trent was, and then I think about how he'd be on this squad...still HORRIBLE!
|4 years 6 weeks ago||Let's not forget||
Illinois is a very solid team this year with an explosive offense, which means GERG will not do anything common sensical and the defense will probably look like it has taken steps backward from the PSU game...
Illinois has 3 losses. Two to legitimate teams (OSU and Mizzou) and one to a so-so top-25 team (MSU)....
There isn't much Michigan can hope for other than playing in a loud Big House may rattle Scheelhouse a bit. But, honestly, let's not try to convince ourselves the defense might make a stop or four because they were suposed to make one stop against MSU, and then iowa, and then a walk-on QB. But it ain't been happenin'...
|4 years 6 weeks ago||Excellent Simpson||
I've always kind of wondered about that because i hear 3-3-5 and I see 2-9, so i knew it wasn't the formation....Well said jdog
|4 years 7 weeks ago||no worries...||
I was legitimate when I said Worry if scores don't show up...not trying to be an Jack Hole
|4 years 7 weeks ago||yes, i got that||
But i didn't see it in the actual boxscore...
I see Koger with a catch from Tate, and Roundtree with a catch from Dilithium, but no Hemingway grab....
|4 years 7 weeks ago||It's a shame Hemmingway gets a TD||
but it's not counted in the boxscore.
-Michigan players score touchdowns that don't show up on the scoreboard, i.e. Spartan Bob
|4 years 7 weeks ago||so..||
...PSU is equal to UConn, but UConn has a better line and PSU is going to score more points?
Don't know how that works, but either way, I'll take any game that the defense allows less than three touchdowns, let alone less than two!
Also, does anyone suppose Denard has a short leash, and a few bad throws leads to a change of pace with Tate? Just wondering others' thoughts...
|4 years 8 weeks ago||also||
I'm not trying to be confrontational....i definitely agree there was a whistle, and probably made a few players stop playing...
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Um, not sure of your point?||
Yes, there is a whistle sound, but ...
The offensive line was already destroyed and the kick already blocked. So what if someone fielded it and ran it back to the 50, there never should have been a field goal attempt.
If the staff wanted to give Iowa the ball back, they should have called for the pooch punt method and not the field goal block method.
A turnover on downs there (if we go for it on fourth down and don't get it) doesn't spoil the confidence of the team as much as a blocked field goal. As Brian says every week, STOP KICKING THE DAMN BALL...
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Sports on the dish||
Time to get DirecTV, brotha....hands downs best sports experience out there....if you're not in the market for switchign services, I'd say B-Dubs is the best bet for TV viewing
|4 years 11 weeks ago||I say get the fall weddings out of the way this week||
I wouldn't want to miss any of the coming weeks....
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Epic||
Can't wait for it on the IMAX and in 3D!!!!
|4 years 20 weeks ago||Enjoying life in Wyoming||
I moved to the Equality State in 2007, exactly three days after the Post-Apocalyptic-Oregon Game.....And since I cover the Cowboys for the newspaper, I was at War Memorial as they gave a brief glimpse of hope against Texas, before finding out the separation of the Mountain West and the Big X(II).
Naturally, immediately after the game ended, I went to the first place I knew would have the ND game on. That's how I ended up at there.
I wasn't trying to be Deb Downer, just saying that we have more things to look forward to than a dismal win against 2009-version of ND.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||Me likey||
It's great to think back and remember all the good that has come, however few and far between. There is still a part of me that thinks the Worst of the Decade far exceed the Greatest of the Decade.
I remember exactly where I was for every debacle in the Unfortunate 11, but with the Best of the Best, those same feelings don't resurface. I mean being at a Chilis in Laramie, WY, when Matthews slanted and cutback to the front corner of the endzone against ND isn't tops on my list.
I mean, we're debating right now between a last-second win against a piss-poor ND team in 09 and recaliming the brown jug in 2008?....that's what we're stuck with? Why not throw in the 08 Miami (NTM) win as it was RichRod's first.
Somehow, the question isn't which bowl win was better; which top-five finish to the season was better.
It's what early-september win gave me more of a 3-hour thrill than the other? Which one decided my fate of heading to Brown Jug or somewhere on Main Street with friends, or if I was going to settle for a quick stop at Corner Liquor before sulking home, drawing the shades and catching up on DVR recordings of Jeopardy!
Don't get me wrong, I do appreciate the list and the memories, but I just wish we hadn't sunk to this level where a John Thompson Pick Six which amounted to nothing more than two-thirds of our win total for the season.
It's just sad, and I think it means there are better days to come. I hope everyone continues to stay on board. For eventually the Moon gets close to the Earth and the tides change...
Thanks for everything, Brian!
|4 years 20 weeks ago||Perry the Phoenix||
In the '03 OSU game, a big moment was when Perry went to the ground after a run (heading to the South endzone) and the 118,112 chanted "Per-ry, Per-ry" continuously until he rose from the turf and danced around like Happy Perry Being Happy!
|4 years 35 weeks ago||Epic Game||
Fans showed up in droves on Sunday in Fort Collins. I thought the CSU fans were pretty rowdy, but it was in good fun. They heckled Stone in goal, and he made some HUGE stops in the fourth quarter.
I think my favorite phrase that came from the mouth of a CSU student that others called "Jose Querv-Ho" was when he said, "Hey, Michigan. Are you getting tired? You look tired. The air's too thin up here." This of course came right in the middle of Michigan scoring 5 straight in the fourth quarter. After each goal, the heckler continued, "Are you getting tired Michigan?"
The answer was obviously, yes. They were getting tired of scoring goals on the Ram goaltender.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||Not Boulder, but the Fort||
I won't be in Boulder, but I'll be in Fort Fun for Sunday's 1-2 game.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||Very correct||
That's what I was thinking when i typed it, but Saturday must've been on my mind.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||CSU game||
Anybody from the mountain west heading to Fort Collins on Saturday? I'll be there, but was looking for a pregame?
|4 years 38 weeks ago||Colorado road swing||
Anyone headed to Boulder or Fort Collins. I'm an alum living in Wyoming and am headed down to at least the CSU game on the 11th. Any tailgating going on? Maybe peeps from Denver looking to head north? Also will be in Commerce City for the championships, so we'll see you at LoDo's!