so much for that
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Go Blue!||
Best win of the season! So proud of our guys! GO BLUE BABY!
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Sorry guys, but I gotta ask... OT-ish||
Where can I go to find thoe RISE shirts that everyone seems to be wearing? I've checked Moe's, and they don't seem to be selling it. :(
|11 weeks 11 hours ago||Congrats LSA. I don't really||
Congrats LSA. I don't really know how this will change the board, but I do look forward to more of your statistical analysis in the future. It really adds something unique and sophisticated to the blog that you can't find elsewhere.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Never been backpacking.||
Weekend plans include going to work, enjoying a cold alcoholic beverage, and contemplating my future.
While I haven't met any mgobloggers since moving to OK in 06, I have met quite a few Michigan fans in this state. Many more than I would have guessed. I've even had a few offers made on my car, with it's custom blue paint and maize (actual color) pinstripes.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Anything having to do with||
Anything having to do with RichRod at Arizona. He is no longer our coach, and unless we are playing against him, what he does at Arizona has no impact on our football program. His tenure at UM is in the past, so let's leave it in the past. Going along with that, no more using him to bash on Borges. I get that some people are highly hurt by the departure, but it's time to drop it.
|20 weeks 17 hours ago||(No subject)|
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Variety||
Dos Equis Ambar, Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter, Noche Buena, and Session. I like making my own 6-packs, adds some spice to life.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||I hadn't thought of that.||
Even knowing how advertising works, it never really occured to me that my Adblock could be detrimental to the blog. Thank you, I'll be turning on my exception now, but only for Mgoblog. :)
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Nothing.||
My ad blocker keeps me from seeing any ads at all. I know, I'm boring... :(
|36 weeks 2 days ago||Really?||
Devin Gardner is a wide receiver... and Norfleet is our returner. What's up with that?
|36 weeks 5 days ago||Donate multiple times||
I plan on donating a second time, assuming I can afford it, just so I can get the thank you card as well as the rising hoodie.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||Go ahead and neg me...||
But I've been waiting for this confirmation all week(end). I feel like this is a very "I told you so" moment for me, since everyone was bashing Denard. This is why we really need to not bash players in the immediate aftermath of a bad game. Thank you for actually UFRing this, if for no other reason than to confirm that Denard actually had a good, if hidden, game.
|36 weeks 6 days ago||In that case...||
I guess I am the one who missed it. Whole-hearted apologies, been highly emotional/irritated/impatient ever since Saturday. Shouldn't have jumped on you without taking more time to see what you were saying. Again, my apologies.
|37 weeks 1 day ago||I think you missed it...||
Did someone forget to turn on their sarcasm detector this morning? >.>
I honestly believe that Borges had a perfect plan for this game, that would have worked if the receivers had executed better. Running Smith wasn't the best idea ever, but I'm pretty sure the gameplan was originally created for Toussaint to be the main runner.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||I don't blame Denard for that.||
Look at Denard's placement of the ball, and where Roundtree would have been had he not gotten manhandled. A lot of what I saw last night involved the ball being in a place where only Michigan receivers had a chance to make a play on it. Denard consistently got the ball where it looked like his receivers SHOULD have been.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||Why be scared of Oklahoma?||
Their offense is led by one of the most choke-tastic QB's in the nation. Landry Jones is kinda like Joey Harrington, all the tools to be great, but no mental fortitude whatsoever. They lost Ryan Broyles in the draft, and none of their running backs really scare anyone. They are good, but not scary.
Defensively, their linebackers have become a weakness. If you watch them, their linebackers bite on a lot of playfakes. Against a guy like Toussaint, that would cost them a few times. If Gallon can get positioned for quick slants against a linebacker while the corner is occupied with someone else, we'd be able to move the ball effectively.
Long story short, I would have preferred we opened against OU this year. I like our chances against them.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||You're right.||
We should fire Borges and hire a coordinator that will send Denard out running every single play, to be the one taking all the helmet to helmet hits from some of the biggest, fastest, most NFL ready defensemen in all of college football. That would have never lead to a season crushing disaster. Nope.
Also, for the record, if you watched Bama's D you'd know that they always had enough men in the box to take Denard's running lanes away anyways. So he would have been putting Denard in a bad situation, for quite possibly no gain at all.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||I'd like to see you try it.||
The offensive line did not give Denard "all night" to throw. He constantly had a 6'6" defender in his face, and he had to throw the ball high to avoid batdowns and interceptions. Add in the fact that receivers (Roundtree and Gardner) were either running sloppy routes or dropping the ball, and most of the blame can be taken AWAY from DRob.
As much as I know it will pain everyone, I can't want for Brian to UFR this game. If for no other reason than to prove that Denard wasn't the source of our poor passing game so much as the receivers. (The only exception was the SECOND int, that was DRob's one really bad mistake of the night)
|37 weeks 2 days ago||More please...||
This vodka just ain't strong enough, need MOAR puppies and kittens.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Feed off of the negativity...||
prove all of the analysts wrong.
Go Blue, Beat Bama!
|39 weeks 6 hours ago||Don't care if it was posted already.||
I missed it the first time, and I thank you, have my two bought already.
|42 weeks 6 days ago||I see what you did||
I see what you did there...
(Begins slow golf clap)
|43 weeks 10 hours ago||Helmet numbers||
Jersey talk aside for a moment, why would we suspend the use of helmet numbers for the rest of the season? As far as I remember the players seemed to really like having them, and shouldn't that be the only thing that matters? It's just a number, let them have it I say.
As far as the actual jersey goes.... for some reason it strikes me as more of a hockey jersey than a football one... could just be me.
|43 weeks 2 days ago||I got it now!||
Mine showed up about 2 hours after I posted yesterday... making me feel just a tad foolish for being so impatient. Lesson learned though, and it was totally worth the wait.
|43 weeks 2 days ago||Yup.||
I've been trying to wait patiently... but patience is a virtue I really haven't been blessed with.
|45 weeks 4 days ago||Awesome work man...||
If you aren't getting paid for this yet, you should be. Love the content here and on the Blockhams official page.
|46 weeks 4 days ago||One number worries me...||
I understand that if in Mattison's second year, the rushing defense is better, that teams will start passing the ball more due to 3rd and long and whatnot. But even if teams are getting more passing yards per game, shouldn't the completion percentage DROP if the defense if doing it's job well?
Just trying to understand if our secondary is something to start worrying about again, or if I am looking too deeply into the numbers posted.
|47 weeks 5 days ago||Not to burst your bubble...||
And lord knows I have no interest in the debate crap that won't stop on this board... but... Brady Hoke was not the coach for the 2010-2011 season. That was while RichRod was still here. Please... make your pitchforks dull and your fires safe when you come after me... >.>
EDIT: Reread original post... and very confused, why would Hoke get credit for the APR When he wasn't hired until January 2011?
|49 weeks 2 days ago||In all fairness...||
If the fans had ever bothered to show up to Seattle games, and if the city would have built a new arena, you probably wouldn't have lost the team. Getting tired of listening to all the Seattle fans still crying about this crap when it was their fault to begin with.
I honestly would have preferred that you kept the team, since the mere presence of an NBA team causes a rise in the local crime rates. You know about the shootings after Game 5 with the Lakers? Yeah, I'd rather you take them back.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||Deciding tonight between Blue||
Deciding tonight between Blue Moon White Ale and my Summer Shandy.
|1 year 1 week ago||You are correct||
There is really no way that we can currently disprove the fact that CRAIG JAMES (allegedly) KILLED 5 HOOKERS WHILE AT SMU.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||It was a mistake because the||
It was a mistake because the fans WERE NOT screaming against them the whole game. The fans were mostly in their seat, and pretty quiet for the most part, which is not like a typical Thunder game at all. Them Okies couldn't figure out which team they were supposed to be rooting for.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Yeah, hockey that is $10 a||
Yeah, hockey that is $10 a ticket, AAA baseball that they practically have to pay people to watch, and a pretty solid zoo that isn't even one tenth of what the Toledo Zoo is.
I'm sorry, I've lived in Oklahoma long enough to know that there is nothing redeemable about the city or the state. The fans show up for the big stuff, but they also whine and bitch about everyone being against them. It's because of the "fans" that I have developed a dislike of OU that is right on par with my Ohio hate.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||I beg to differ..||
The draft expert, Mel Kiper, predicted that if Denard entered the draft this year, he would be the #1 receiver on the board, drafted before Justin Blackmon. While I may not always agree with Mel, many NFL teams seem to take his word as though it were gold. DRob is a first round prospect at WR, even without ever playing a down at the position.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Shame on you...||
Morris won't throw the interception, it will be Alex Swieka, in a game that we are already winning by 6 touchdowns in the 3rd quarter.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Shane Morris has been offered||
Shane Morris has been offered a scholarship by Nick Saban and Alabama...? I'm sure this was just RDT's way of informing us. Lighten up guys, it's a good day to have a drink.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Eat the cake...||
and remember the Buckeye tears are almost as sugary sweet to taste as Spartan tears.
Seems we have quite a following here in OKC, I've run into many a Michigan fan since moving here.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||So you are the type of guy||
So you are the type of guy you stereotypes an entire group of people based off one incident where you got your feelings hurt? Again, please grow up, not all Buckeye fans/players are horrible people. Last I knew, they were just as human as you or me, and most have probably done nothing to earn your personal lack of respect.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||I'm with everyone else,||
I'm with everyone else, please bring back the updates RDT. I may not post very much, but as the usual million times a day visitor to MGoBlog, I really enjoyed the content you provided, as did much of the community. You should consider this thread as a petition for you to reinstate the updates from before.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Or... we could not be||
Or... we could not be absolute assholes to teenage kids. We could respect their decisions and acknowledge them for their accomplishments and their talent. There is no reason that someone cannot wish a kid good luck in 11 out of the 12 games they will play on a yearly basis.
Find a little bit of maturity, show some class, be representative of what it means to be a true Michigan fan. Good luck to Bosa, and as always, Go Blue.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||I wonder, what if a player||
I wonder, what if a player has dyslexia? That would warrant accommodations, and make taking any test without help somewhat difficult.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Yeah, I must have been||
Yeah, I must have been mistaken. I thought I read it in one of the Jake Butt interviews, but after going back again, I can't find it anywhere. Oh well, I guess I had to make myself look silly eventually.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Hold on a minute...||
Didn't one of our recent tight end commits say that Coach Hoke told them Michigan would not be taking any more tight ends in this class? Doesn't handing out an offer to another TE send a bad signal to the guys who are already committed, especially if Hoke and co really did tell these kids that they were done recruiting the position?
|1 year 12 weeks ago||That is what makes it the||
That is what makes it the perfect shirt for Michigan fans, we are the only one who understand it! Do you really think anyone who isn't a Michigan fan understands that "Taco Pants" t-shirt? I like the idea, this shirt has my vote.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Ok||
We have all been RDT'd... Any other amazing commitments we should know about? :D
|1 year 13 weeks ago||OMG||
Neil Patrick Harris has commited as a Slot Ninja! And Chuck Norris commits as our entire starting offense line! The hobo is only a candidate for a grayshirt.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Well so much for that...||
Was really hoping to get to watch the team in person for the first time. Finally have enough money to afford tickets and travel, and the game is a 3 hour drive away... damnit. Guess I'll either have to make a trek to Lincoln, NE, or move back to Michigan sometime soon. How is the job outlook in the state nowadays?
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Forgive me...||
but didn't the rankings for some of the prospects change this week? I swore I saw somewhere that Pipkins picked up a 5th star on one of the sites.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||WHOA...||
Ease up there... let's stick to "holding." Unless you feel like buying the man dinner...
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Jordan Kovacs||
I have a soft spot for the true grit of a baby faced walk-on who became one of our best defensive players. He was a beacon of light in the darkness of those three years that never happened.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Just move on...||
Edited: Nothing to see here, the entire point has already been made by someone else. Missed it in my laziness, sorry.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Don't know about others...||
but I did enjoy this. Bravo. It is the intelligence of the majority of this blog that has had me coming here everyday. Merry Christmas to you, along with a very merry Festivus as well!
|1 year 21 weeks ago||True.||
Though, still wondering why the original post was labelled flamebait. Oh well, still felt good getting things off my chest.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Best post of the day.||
|1 year 21 weeks ago||During the past year...||
you have disappointed me in the following ways:
1. People complaining and/or making every argument possible against Boise State. And not just in the world, but on this very board. We have never played them, we most likely won't be playing them anytime in the near future. Quit your fucking bitching. They are a GOOD team, and their season has NO effect on our beloved Wolverines. Quit wishing bad things on them, and rooting for them to lose. We are Michigan fans, and we are above such petty squabbles.
2. Women, in general, have pissed me off this year. If your boyfriend beats you, don't believe you can change him. If you leave a good man for an alcoholic, don't complain about how he won't go to rehab for you. If you choose to date nothing but assholes who treat you poorly, don't complain to me or the other good men how you can't find a good man. Open your eyes, quit being stupid, and quit making excuses for your jerk-off of a man. The longer you complain, the less sorry for you I feel.
3. Men who don't step up and act like real men. Do not beat your women, quit your fucking drinking, and show the good woman that takes care of you and puts up with your shit everyday a little appreciation. You may not see it, but you aren't perfect, and plenty of women who AREN'T in love with you see it. Appreciate what you got and do better to be the type of man that your family can be proud of.
4. Oklahoma. Just the state in general. Everything about you, from your weather, to your residents, to your sports teams (Thunder aside) is absolutely horrible.
Damn... that feels better.... Merry Festivus MGoBlog!
|1 year 25 weeks ago||I am by no means perfect...||
but they all looked 5-7-5 to me. Good job, I thoroughly enjoy reading these every year. GO BLUE! BEAT OHIO!
|1 year 26 weeks ago||OHIO!!!||
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Ok, fine, you are crazy...||
But I am crazy right there with you! BEAT BAMA! :D
|1 year 26 weeks ago||5 years...||
For 5 years I have been asking that same question. I mean, this is the same state that passed legislation which said the state is exempt from laws passed by the federal government that they don't agree with.
Texas isn't the only state stupid enough to try succeding from the Union.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||It IS a lame tradition...||
I live right here in the heart of Sooner country, and I swear, they are almost as bad as tOSU fans. There is something about the state of OK that makes the people believe they are better than everyone else. Constant PSA's about OK pride and how the people are the most giving in the nation and how the country would be nowhere without them hard working Oklahomans.
Anyone in AA looking for a roommate? I'd love to be around civilized people again... (Only half joking here)
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Boise is acceptable...||
however, OU is not. Their loss should move them to the bottom of the one loss teams. Have you seen how horrendous TTU is? I would like to know how you justify the ranking of OU.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Seriously, why the hate?||
Everyone has so much hate for Boise lately, and I don't understand it at all. They are a legitimately good team, and all they want is some respect. Is it fear? Because that is the only reason I can think of why my fellow UM fans would root so vehemently against a team that has NOTHING TO DO WITH US. They aren't in our conference, how well they do doesn't affect M at all, there is NO reason to root AGAINST them.
I could compare some of you to the fans of a certain rival team of ours... -.-
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Hey now...||
I see what you did there... :p
|1 year 28 weeks ago||No words, really...||
+1, just.... +1 to you sir.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||It's math... kinda||
Paraphrase =/= Meme
Exact phrase = Internet Meme for life! (Or until we all get bored of it, at which point it will die for a year and then come back with fire)
|1 year 32 weeks ago||UR NOT DOIN IT RIGHT!||
I think Hoke has changed the tide on the rivalry. Hell people in Ohio are starting to believe him. Never in a million years I would have thought that. Selling Michigan jerseys is a good start.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||SIX times actually...||
I think Hoke has changed the tide on the rivalry. Hell people in Ohio are starting to believe him. Never in a million years I would have thought that. Selling Michigan jerseys is a good start.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||I agree on the "Count"||
The way Countess has played the last 2 weeks, I would expect him to become just as good as D Warren. Though, it is possible that he becomes even better than that as he develops... maybe we can let him wear #2 in a couple years...
|1 year 33 weeks ago||It would be nice to have a second run.||
Unfortunately, not expecting such an amazing shirt that must be bought to appear, I hadn't budgeted well enough to buy the shirt when it was available. I also only get paid every two weeks, which of course, skipped the Friday when the shirt was available.
So, Six Zero, if you do decide on another run of this shirt for those of us too unlucky to have got it the first time around, make sure you slap Brian until he front pages it everyday that it is available. Lord knows we don't have enough front page content!
(Seriously, no sarcasm, offer the shirt again and front page it please. I'll make cookies for all involved.)
|1 year 34 weeks ago||I've been feeling the same way||
Just not an active enough poster to make top-level threads about it. Thanks for calling everyone out though. It's about time someone stepped up and said something. Hope a lot of fans are ashamed of their attitudes today towards a 21 year old kid with a heart of gold.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Perfectly acceptable...||
I don't post very often, but the there are posts have been getting me through to football season. Anybody who has a problem with them, needs to lighten up. Annoy on my friend!
|1 year 38 weeks ago||....||
Yeah, definitely need to clean out the liquor store. I'm thinking a few cases of Rolling Rock and a gallon or 9 of vodka. Ugh....
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Someone call Brian in...||
I second this suggestion.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||That's what I was wondering||
It'll be worth it to subscribe to keep up with Tom. Can we get a ruling on this one?
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Grrr...||
It saddens me greatly that Michigan isn't a school of interest for CB LEVITICUS PAYNE. If he ends up at Lil Brother, it will leave quite the horrible taste in my mouth.
(I find it impossible to type the name of LEVITICUS PAYNE without the use of the caps lock key.)
|1 year 49 weeks ago||LOL||
You know, I've recently lost my wife, and most everything I care about in my life. And yet, your comment still made me burst out a giggle. Many thanks, and kudos to you good sir.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||This gave me my first smile||
This gave me my first smile of the day, thank you very much kind sir.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Well, he fits in well already.||
I think it's good to see a kid calling us a big time program. Not only is that good for our reputation with his classmates... but Hoke should love this kid.
THIS IS MICHIGAN FOR GOD'S SAKE!
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Well Damn||
Is it wrong that I will completely give up my moral standards, and back Les Miles, all because TWolf wants it to be so?
|2 years 18 weeks ago||This. Kudos good sir.||
This. Kudos good sir.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Really? You know Chuck||
Really? You know Chuck Norris? Is he interested in the HC job?
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Paying attention?||
I did say to take it FWIW during the bowl game. It's mostly my wishful thinking that he is telling the truth. I'm with Brian on the Les Miles coin flip.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Miles is out||
Sideline interview.... Miles just told reporters that even if he HAD heard from Michigan, he wouldn't leave LSU. He said this DURING THE BOWL GAME, so take it fwiw.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Your sig||
Your signature is possibly the funniest thing I have seen all week. IN a time of sorrow, that brought momentary joy. I would +1 if it were possible good sir.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||This may just be me...||
But I'd much rather have a coach that I could have respect for. As much as I don't want Hoke, I'd feel better losing with him than I would winning with a sleazy guy like Miles. I can stand the pain of watching us lose under a good man (barely), I can't stand to watch us win under a (imo) shady and dishonorable man.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Honestly, there are no better||
Honestly, there are no better options. I hate saying it, but it's true. I'm just wondering why we as a fanbase our hanging all our hopes on JH. Haven't we learned our lesson yet about placing all of our hopes on anything?
In a related note, it seems like I haven't seen anyone mention Chris Peterson. Not only has he proven to be a more than capable coach with underrated talent, but he has shown the willingness to change his offense to suit his players. He isn't strictly Pro Style, he plays to the strength of the team. I'd like to see what he can do with a better talent pool. If he was willing to leave Boise anyways.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Umm.... Barwis? I wouldn't||
Umm.... Barwis? I wouldn't mind keeping him, no matter who the coach is.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Why JH?||
No offense to anyone here, but why are we so hung up on Jimmy? While I like his attitude, and his approach to the game, I'd prefer he not come to Michigan unless he plans to stay in it for the long haul. What good will it do us as a fanbase if we go through another 3 years of restructuring, have 1 awesome season, and then JH leaves for the NFL? I want a coach that wants to stay in college, not one who is just looking for the next best thing.
Again, I don't want to rub anyone the wrong way, I just don't see very many people mentioning this possibility.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Ya know, it's because of||
Ya know, it's because of people like you that I check MGB everyday. Truly the most creative, classy, group of bloggers on the web. I normally keep comments to myself, but I just wanted you to know, that you have moved me today. Thank you.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||If this is really happening...||
I think we would all appreciate a liveblog of the day's events.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Do you think Michigan is||
Do you think Michigan is looking at that female kicker from Akron? She's perfect on the season, has great accuracy, and is better than any of our current options. Why can't Michigan be the first D-1 school to recruit a female football player? I'll take a competent woman kicker over what we have any day.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Considering the other comments, this is probably wrong||
I have always considered a "walmart wolverine" to be like a "band-wagon sooner." The difference in this case being that the Sooner's use a term that is recognized more in the sports world than walmart.
Most people I have seen or heard use the term over the years have tried to imply that I was only a fan because the team was winning. They accused me of being susceptible to turn on my wolverines if they ever had a bad season. These accusations increased when I chose to move to OK, rather than stay in state and attend UM.
After last season, many of those same people have stopped the insults. After realizing that after a bad season, I was still ready to systematically point out to them how the wolverines are better in every single way than their team.
So, if you consider a "walmart wolverine" to be a band-wagon fan, then I would have to agree that the term is disgraceful. But for any other reason, as many have pointed out already, there is nothing to be ashamed of, as long as your fan-dom is loyal, true, and forever lasting.