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|2 hours 42 min ago||Reminders...||
Just hit me up on Twitter to bump the thread if it comes to that - I will bookmark for that purpose. As the game approaches and we get more tidbits, news,feelingsposts, etc..., it will definitely come to that. Hopefully, the pace of threads has slowed sufficiently that this will stay near the top for at least a while, at least as we approach midweek.
|6 hours 13 min ago||Good Question...||
This is actually a good question, one I have wondered about myself. I can only speak for me, however, and say that I prefer to evaluate each family member - at least in my extended family (my wife and kids occasionally participate in the Michigan madness) - individually and then sort of summarize before I decide how much time and emotional investment it is really worth. After I have done that, I come back to MGoBlog.
|6 hours 17 min ago||Not Really...||
Coming off of 1996, the preseason of 1997 was actually pretty damn quiet in comparison to what is happening right now. I think it took most people about halfway through the schedule that year to realize that this team was perhaps about to do something special, or at least that's how it felt to me. This preseason has been more or less unrestrained hype from start to finish, at least much of it has.
|9 hours 30 min ago||It Depends...||
At least for noon games, I am usually parking as the gates open, so at that point, I am far enough away that the walk finally accomplishes what no pot of coffee did and I wake up somewhere between m y car and the stadium. Generally, that happens on the bridge and as I become aware, my first thoughts are, "How the hell did I get here? Wasn't I at home?" and "Oh, I have tickets to a game. Look at that now." Eventually, the rest of me wakes up.
After games, there are two paths - if it is just me, then I leave at the end or go to get a drink afterwards before I drive the twenty minutes back to my house, but if I have the kids, I may have already left by the end depending on everyone's mood.
For 3:30 and evening starts, the arrival schedule slides accordingly, but for those two, I've managed to wake up 100% BEFORE I leave the house, so I am less of a hazard to the public then.
|10 hours 39 min ago||Marquise Walker...||
Always enjoyed this particular moment...
|11 hours 26 min ago||Yet Again...||
Yet again, this reply makes me chuckle harder than it probably should.
However, if you do wish to complain about the general tenor of the modding, I am sure there are people to whom you can complain around here. Who knows? The day I finally ragequit, which is the inevitable end for most forum moderators, you might be next in line.
|13 hours 56 min ago||Wow....||
Well, it certainly makes for a situation where you almost NEVER want to jump the snap and go early, unless of course you are into thhat sort of thing, then you probably want neutral zone infractions on every single play. Either way, it's a very messy game and the MVP is usually the guy on the sideline with the wetwipes and towels.
|20 hours 55 min ago||Hold Up...||
Let's not get too agitated here - again, the depth chart is rarely if ever the depth chart, and a projected depth may never be the depth chart, even if I do happen to think Lorenz might be pretty spot on in several cases at least.
I can't wait until the TV cuts away to Ann Arbor with about 7-8 minutes to go before gametime and we find out who the QB is based on who happens to be taking snaps at that moment. That's how it more or less happened last year. Very Harbaugh indeed.
|1 day 1 min ago||About That...||
Given the amount of cleanup I've had to do in a couple threads today because of things said in the presser, you do not get the impression that everyone is on the same page with the whole "Jim Harbaugh is human" thing, but I could be misinterpreting the overreactions and general insanity of others.
|1 day 1 hour ago||Football All Day...||
Football from start to finish on a holiday weekend means that I have a built in excuse to do as little as possible on a Saturday, or indeed if I am going to the game, it just serves as a primer of sorts, so I can live with it.
Now, here's the other side of that - I am not naturally a morning person. As it is, I struggle with noon games, only able to contemplate coffee much before noon. My attendance at a 7:30 AM Michigan game would be in question certainly.
Failure, I know.
|1 day 2 hours ago||Very Cool Indeed...||
Well, it's nice to see both current and former bloggers in the same prediction video together, right? This was a cool feature and I actually liked the first question in particular on stnadouts - I find it hard to choose personally, but those were good choices in each case.
It will be interesting to see this evolve as the season goes on. Thanks for sharing, Ace.
|1 day 2 hours ago||Holy Crap...||
Holy crap. Thanks for the heads up.
The things that happen when you go pick up the kids from the in-laws.
I mean, the whole exchange began badly with the whole "Harbaugh is a racist dick" from Sports, but it got even worse, if that's possible.
|1 day 5 hours ago||You Know...||
You know, just when you thought 2016 couldn't get more depressing in the way of deaths of revered musicians and stars....wow. Very sad to hear this.
"Blazing Saddles", "Young Frankenstein", but the original Producers film, "Stir Crazy", and let's not forget that he had a role in "Bonnie And Clyde" too, and of course, there is more.
RIP Gene Wilder.
|1 day 5 hours ago||About That...||
The depth chart we get in the media guides is not the depth chart per se, but they do create a lot of buzz around here regardless, especially when you have to figure out the starting lineup using Boolean logic like in a typical Harbaugh depth chart.
Actually, I am kind of impressed that some of last year's depth charts weren't comprised of digital logic gates. Can't wait for the first depth chart that uses a XOR or NAND.
|1 day 7 hours ago||That's Fine...||
I would think that since it is the university's decision, he can disagree with it all he wants and their informing him is a mere formality. Considering that Gibson was supposed to be in the mix potentially at WR, that blows for Urban in that sense. Still, it's interesting that he would go out there an openly disagree like that. I wonder if he simply wanted input and didn't like just being told what the decision was - he seems a bit like the type that would bristle at that even if he did disagree.
|1 day 7 hours ago||To Recap...||
You know, I have to occcasionally go to meetings where one person in the room will get about three sentences into their monologue and then recap those three sentences, and then so on profusely throughout the course of their presentation. Yeah, it's a blast when people do that - I didn't hear the ESPN segment, but I definitely know THIS pain.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Of Course...||
Of course, it is Michigan in mid-November, so be sure to pack for May-like temperatures just in case too because the weather is that psychotic as you know (gametime temp for Michigan-OSU in 2011 was 64 degrees after all). Be prepared for both scenarios, sometimes within hours of one another (1995 Purdue game, for example, where we had all four seasons in the span of one game).
But awesome gift for your son, and well-presented too!
|1 day 13 hours ago||You Know...||
I had basically finished removing and posting the summary of the movie review that just came down in the Mod Sticky, and this post appeared upon refreshing the tab listing all the current threads. That's how I knew for certain it was the Monday of a game week basically, because I think we got at least one of these at the start of every week last year too.
|1 day 13 hours ago||OT Season Is Indeed Over...||
OT: Just saw the movie Greater; highly recommended
Eh, no offense to the OP, and yes, while the movie is football-related, we did put an end to OT posts of this nature a couple days ago. OP's post is below if you want a summation of the film all the same:
Just saw the movie Greater. It's the story of Brandon Burlsworth, a former walk on at Arkansas who went on to become an All American and was drafted in the third round in 1999 by Indianapolis. It's a nice story, even a little corny, at times, but Burlsworth was an amazing person, player, and teammate from a humble background. I'd recommend seeing it for anyone who loves college football, and even for those who don't.
Burlsworth was only one of two people in 120 years to have his jersey retired at Arkansas. He was tragically killed when his car collided with a semi-trailer only 11 days after being drafted.
On a side note, I remember Burlsworth very well, with his trademark horn-rimmed glasses playing us in the 1999 Citrus Bowl. He was quite a player.
|1 day 21 hours ago||Considering...||
Considering that this thread did not appear until that sixth day was nearly over, it neither exploded like Wheatley and indeed most of the threads posted today easily caught up to it.
That being said, Tyrone Wheatley and game week now, so we'll run with it.
|1 day 23 hours ago||Who Knows...||
THE_KNOWLEDGE is probably somewhere in space and time such that we cannot currently perceive him, which is fine. We can only hope he's debating how to tell us about the results of Team 137.
For those who have never witnessed it, this is pretty much like any game where you can create a warp point so you can return to a particular location later, hopefully to tell those left behind of all that you have seen. Hopefully.
|2 days 3 hours ago||Good To Hear...||
Considering that there is some hand-wringing about next year already happening around here, I would think that this is rather nice to hear that many of the freshman who we may have presumed would eventually start - say, beginning next year - are competitive and in the two-deep potentially now. I say "potentially" because I am still fully expecting a depth chart (which will not be the depth chart per se, of course) that reads like a long Boolean algebra problem rather than a "depth chart" in the conventional sense.
|2 days 7 hours ago||I Will Admit...||
I must admit to being pretty hyped about this season, perhaps moreso than last because we've now seen a year under Harbaugh and what he can get out of a team. I think at the end of last year we had hope for the future under Harbaugh, and now with this season we get to see the future begin, or at least that's how it works in my mind. In any case, getting through this week will be hard and productivity may elude me.
|2 days 9 hours ago||About That...||
We need that to start the game and take the remaining wind out of a travel-weary team. I would be down with that honestly.
If I had to guess based on the OP's parameters though, I'll go with Butt on a short pass into the endzone after a calculated and lengthy drive.
|2 days 9 hours ago||Congratulations!||
Congratulations to you and your wife on the new addition!
Hopefully, your child's first season is a special one indeed. My kids' were born before the 2006 and 2007 seasons respectively, so I am hoping that having one reach double-digit birthdays this year does the trick finally.
|2 days 12 hours ago||About Criqui...||
I still almost feel bad for Don Criqui, who has now been waiting patiently for that signal for almost five years now. Did anyone ever check to make sure he was OK? Maybe at least bring him some Jimmy John's, a pop and the paper so he can do a crossword while he waits for the signal? I'd hat to think we didn't at least do something hospitable for such a dedicated individual.
|2 days 22 hours ago||You Know...||
I would have expected Crow T. Robot to be seen in the foreground of this game making his usual off-color and hilarious remarks regarding the quality of the play overall. Having watched the game last night, I am rather disappointed that the comments were not added, even if ESPN tried so hard to make it interesting for people.
|2 days 23 hours ago||I Admit It...||
I admit it, I still own that 2008 preseason champions shirt that sold in a limited run, and I kept it as a cautionary tale about preseason performance and what is to be ascertained from it. Although it seems like you don't get much out of it typically nowadays given the way teams play it, at the same time, I also have that sinking feeling that we're in for something of a long season when it comes to the Lions....again....still.
|3 days 6 min ago||I Don't Know...||
I'm just intrigued by the modifications made so that football could be played here frankly. It doesn't seem like it would be so bad unless you're up high in a corner and the action is opposite your endzone and moving away from you, but even at that, I bet the people stuck with those seat probably talk more about the experience than they do about the potentially shitty view of about half the field.
|3 days 11 min ago||For Michigan....||
Points: 51, - under
Total yards: 630, - under
Turnovers forced: 5,- under
Touchdown passes: 4, - push
Leading rusher: 96 yards, - over
Yards per play: 8.2, - under
Yards per carry: 5.4, - over
Longest kickoff return: 47 yards, - over
Pass completion percentage: 70%, - over
Opposing pass completion percentage: 50% - under