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|15 weeks 2 days ago||And THIS is why I finally||
And THIS is why I finally pulled the plug on my Michigan fandom before the start of the season (this is my first post since late August)...
I never had an legitimate reason to root for Michigan: I was born and grew up in Columbus, Ohio (I still live near Columbus) to an OSU grad father and I chose to root for Michigan just to be "different." When I was younger (I am currently 41 y/o), Michigan was a good program but that simply hasn't been the case for nearly a decade now.
All Michigan fans have experienced for the past 9 years is humiliation (losses to App State and Toledo, 3-9 season in 2008) or heartbreak (losing to OSU in 2006) with nary a B1G championship during that period to salve the wounds.
Before I decided to bail on UM in the offseason, I found myself constantly arguing with other UM fans online about the state of the Michigan football program. I don't believe (and never did) that Hoke was a Michigan caliber HC. I think he will hang on for another two "bleh" seasons and then get axed. I think OSU will continue to be the consistently dominant program in the conference and win the conference title about 2/3 of the time. I said all of these things before the season and was routinely crucified by my fellow UM fans.
I realize that the term "fair-weather fan" applies here, but I am not from Michigan and never attended UM. There are no rewards for being a "true fan." I just can't put up with the mediocrity that is UM football any longer. I want to ENJOY watching my team on Saturdays again as I have not for many long years. I did not root for any team this past season but I had made a vow to myself before the season that IF OSU went undefeated again in the regular season, I would bow to the inevitable and adopt OSU as my new team.
So...I am pulling a Justin Boren. I hope UM finds its way again and returns to a level of quality that you all are anticipating/hoping for. I look forward to great battles between OSU and Michigan but I will be cheering for the "other side" now.
Good Night, Good Bye and Good Luck, UM fans
|31 weeks 1 day ago||I'd be interested to know how||
I'd be interested to know how Burrell and Settle feel now that they have visited but STILL haven't been offered. That has to put Michigan behind some other big-time programs. Just weird.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||More to the point, YSU might||
More to the point, YSU might actually be better than MSU's previous two opponents.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah, I literally did that||
Yeah, I literally did that cartoon move where I pulled off my glasses, rubbed my eyes thoroughly with my knuckles and double-checked the line for the Iowa-Iowa State game. That line looks really off. I think ISU lost to an FCS team at home on opening weekend, so I guess that is factoring in but ISU has had a lot of success against the Hawkeyes in Ames for sometime now. I expect the Cyclones to win that SU.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||Braxton Miller at #18 on||
Braxton Miller at #18 on anyone's draft board? Seriously?!?
|31 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah, many UM insiders||
Yeah, many UM insiders actually thought we lead for Day early (Feb/March) and were mildly surprised when he committed to ND. I'm not sure where Brian heard that UM wasn't seriously recruiting Day.
|31 weeks 2 days ago||Sadly, this would qualify as||
Sadly, this would qualify as a moderate and thoughtful response from the average SEC fan.
|31 weeks 3 days ago||Looked like helmet to helmet||
Looked like helmet to helmet to me. I didn't see the game but my first reaction on seeing that GIF was "Did Funchess get ejected?" because according to the new rules he should have been.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||I'm still really confused on||
I'm still really confused on Michigan pulling the plug on the Montae Nicholson recruitment. UM is apparently still recruiting safeties but not Nicholson. Does anyone have information on what precipitated that move?
Oh, and regarding Hand NOT wearing UM gear...I think it is definitely time to ZOMG! PANIC!1!
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Apples and Oranges...||
Apples and Oranges...
|31 weeks 6 days ago||They aren't just losing they||
They aren't just losing they are getting abused on their home field by an FCS squad. CMU has two offensive possessions with 6 plays and 15 yards, while NH has over 120 yards already. Looks like CMU might have been a lot worse than many of us thought and kind of diminishes what happened last Saturday.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||I didn't realize that was||
I didn't realize that was even a legal number for a QB. Not a fan of these legends jersey things at all.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Michigan wins but doesn't||
Michigan wins but doesn't cover: UM 24 ND 21. Domers miss at least one FG and b*tch about it for the next 365 days.
|32 weeks 12 hours ago||I have gone back on forth on||
I have gone back on forth on who I think will win this game for some time now, but I would definitely take ND and the points at +4.5. For a long time, I was picking ND to win this straight up; however, as of today, I am picking UM in a nail biter: 24-21.
|32 weeks 18 hours ago||Inquiry: Is the penalty for||
Inquiry: Is the penalty for blocking in the back only possible on special teams plays? The first time I saw that play, I was all, "ARGH! Black why you no make TFL?!?" After I watched it again and it seems that the CMU tackle blocks Black in the back just as he is about to hit the RB, shoving him off course. Why no penalty?
|32 weeks 1 day ago||"Clanking and clunking" would||
"Clanking and clunking" would probably be a more apt description of what MSU was doing against WMU.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Lawful Neutral (CMU) vs.||
Lawful Neutral (CMU) vs. Chaotic Evil (MSU)?
|32 weeks 4 days ago||Your second point is, to me,||
Your second point is, to me, the more important one. I can remember watching Oregon games where the crowd immediately started booing every single time an opposing player went to the turf because they assumed that the player was faking the injury at the behest of his coaches. News flash Oregon fans: sometimes kids DO get injured in football games. When that happens, it just makes that fanbase look awful.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||No, they can't.||
No, they can't.
|33 weeks 18 hours ago||Welcome back, jamie!I have||
Welcome back, jamie!
I have given up gambling because I was never serious enough about it to actually do all the research that a true degenerate must do to make a decent profit but I still enjoy reading your stuff.
Btw, that's a misprint with Northwestern as 8, then 6, point favorites over OSU, right? Right?!?
I'm definitely "selling" on Northwestern this season but I'm a little surprised to see that much of a shift in the NW vs. UM game. Finally, I'm going with my gut and predicting a loss for Northwestern this weekend in Berkely.
RE: the Heisman...I really cannot understand all the "love" for Miller (not just because I am a UM fan) as his numbers from last season were no where near Heisman worthy and I doubt he'll have a huge jump in his third season as a starter. Personally, I like Marcus Mariota a lot. He put up better numbers than Miller last year in his first season as a starter and I am expecting a nice second year bump plus I think Oregon still has a great chance to win a lot of games this season even with the departure of Kelly.
Marcus Mariota == Heisman winner...Book it!
|33 weeks 2 days ago||Nope. Vegas win total prop||
Nope. Vegas win total prop bets are regular season only. I'm reasonably confident that UM will get 9+ wins in 2013 but not confident enough to put any money on it.
I don't use no fancy 'rithmatic but I agree with the Mathlete on PSU and Northwestern. I am predicting 7-5 seasons for both with an "upset" non-conference loss for each: Cal for Northwestern and Syracuse for PSU.
|33 weeks 2 days ago||I'm guessing the other nine||
I'm guessing the other nine plays in the Top 10 are the Clowney hit on Smith.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Trust me, that is NOT a good||
Trust me, that is NOT a good thing. That is simply by default.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||So...you're saying that||
So...you're saying that coaches are allowed to change these depth charts week-to-week? That's just crazy.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||I'm just assuming (possibly||
I'm just assuming (possibly incorrectly) that all of the true freshman listed on the depth chart are going to play. They might only play on special teams, but I think they will play; otherwise why not just list every scholarship player somewhere on the chart?
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Link?||
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Actually, the designations||
Actually, the designations are just "left" and "right" on the chart and that is supposedly the nomenclature the coaches are now using.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Did you not see the asterisk||
Did you not see the asterisk by Avery's name designating that he is injured? Jake Ryan (who is listed as injured just like Avery) is also listed third on the depth chart at SAM, do you really think that he is that low on the chart? Based on what I have heard/read, Avery would have been the starting safety if not for the injury issue. Unless Wilson shows up early, I expect him to get replaced.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||I'm more surprised by||
I'm more surprised by Hollowell's inclusion (even though it has been reported he has performed well in camp) because at this point I just assume that all Cass Tech guys are horribly overrated and never expect them to make significant contributions.
NOTE: I really hope this is the case with Damon Webb.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Kugler is a true freshman OL||
Kugler is a true freshman OL coming off of shoulder surgery. Not at all surprising that he is absent from the depth chart.