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|37 min 44 sec ago||Great Game...||
I was actually at a viewing party that was roughly half ND and half Michigan at a house near Chicago (we were visiting some of my wife's relatives, but I talked my way into a party across the street with the help of one of my wife's cousins). By the time halftime rolled around, the ratio was more 80% Michigan and 20% ND, and it was almost exclusively Michigan by the time the third quarter ended. No amount of Tom Hammond smiling insincerely could console them after a certain point.
|48 min 58 sec ago||This Week...||
Because I think we're still getting our bearings on how we want to organize the board this season, we'll let it slide this week - I did change the title. For future weeks, I think we'll probably try to create dedicated threads for the polls to condense the board discussion a bit. After all, they tend to be not terribly different week to week ("tend to be", he said, now daring the poll gods).
|2 hours 2 min ago||For The Music...||
It was slowed down for the music, I assume. Here's the original spot:
So, about a minute was tacked on.
|2 hours 9 min ago||Pat Fitzgerald...||
Part of me sort of thinks that Pat Fitzgerald is going to have this sort of a season....
|2 hours 55 min ago||Sagarin Ratings...||
Michigan snuck into the Top 30 in the Sagarin ratings this morning as well - at 30, no less. Strangely enough, Florida also made it at #17 despite having yet to play an official game, although the one or two plays they did run were quality plays. All it really means is that Jeff Sagarin's computer cannot activate SkyNet yet.
In his Top 30, you'll also find - Michigan State (10), Ohio State (12), Wisconsin (16), Iowa (29) and our next opponent, Notre Dame, at #15.
|5 hours 6 min ago||A Minor Note To The OP...||
As a note to the OP, for board management purposes, it's easier if threads like this - particularly when it involves injury - come with the news itself because once it is announced we then have two threads where there perhaps could have been just one. Just a minor point, but the aim is to have as little overlapping coverage as possible to maximize the amount of unique news on the boards.
|7 hours 39 min ago||Pretty Descriptive...||
I will say this - in all the times we've taken I-75 south to the Cincinnati area to visit some of my wife's extended family (the bulk of them being in Chicago), the drive from just south of Toledo to the Dayton area or thereabouts is one of the most hypnotizingly dull stretches of road ever conceived by man. There is, almost literally, nothing to look at. It's almost as if people forgot about this part of Ohio.
|19 hours 11 min ago||As I Was Challenged...||
I will probably post mine sometime tomorrow evening or Wednesday at the latest. We used the last of the lemons in a marinade and I will get some at lunch tomorrow. Because everyone might expect it, I will wear a pony shirt while doing mine. I may also use a spoon because I intend to have a conversation while I do this too.
|19 hours 59 min ago||Louisville TD Drive...||
Louisville's TD drive was almost Big Ten in its development and pace. They took six minutes or so off the clock doing the following:
- Rush for 3 yards
- Rush for 6 yards
- Rush for 2 yards
- Pass for 8 yards
- Pass for 21 yards
- Run for 5 yards
- Pass for 10 yards
- Pass for 9 yards
- Run for 10 yards
- Run for 6 yards
- Run for 2 yards
Then, of course, a pass into the end zone for a TD.
|20 hours 23 min ago||Embed For The Board...|
|21 hours 6 min ago||Very Nice...||
I will not lie - I actually like that this might become a thing on the blog, if only to serve as an affirmation that we are not to be trifled with as a community, as I mentioned this morning with regards to Brian specifically. I am beginning to wonder if it might not be a good idea to roll this into an MGoCause, as a few people in other threads have discussed.
|22 hours 59 min ago||Embed For The Board...||
Hopefully, the OP does not mind the embed. Actually, this is rather impressive.
|23 hours 52 min ago||Where This Is Going...||
I think where this is going is that, at the end of this discussion / controversy, we will have ensured that Brian will never, ever have scurvy even if he does not drink another glass of lemonade or orange juice in his lifetime. Perhaps that is a good thing in the long run, that we have eliminated one potential issue for him.
|1 day 1 hour ago||About This...||
As a note to the OP, it's probably better if you create the thread as the news is released only because changing the title will not change the timestamp on the thread necessarily - that's the thing which would need to change for this to remain near the top. We can do that for you, but it would take one of us remembering this thread was buried somewhere within the first few pages, of course.
That being said, as it was purposed to be a thread for speculation on the results of this investigation and such threads are a semi-tradition here, we'll leave it.
|1 day 2 hours ago||"Best"...||
I was thinking about this a bit too - definitions of "best ever" are going to be wide and varied. If we were going to base it on sheer production and that's all, it's going to be hard for Funchess to catch Edwards perhaps, but I think if we think about it based on pro potential perhaps, I think Funchess has the potential to be right up there anyway. Again, it's a subjective thing to say, but I certainly don't mind a QB having that level of confidence in a WR. It's nice to see really.
|1 day 2 hours ago||Serious Equipment....||
It might take some serious equipment....
|1 day 6 hours ago||Regarding That...||
Damefan was rightfully chased away from here (at least for the time being) some time ago, but he does maintain a blog in which the last post was dated some four days ago. If nothing else, his skills of center justification and semmingly inappropriate emphasis on various words in the middle of sentences are greatly improved from last year.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Good Point...||
You're right, of course, and it was admittedly a bit lazy of me not to break it out, particularly when we're talking about the Air Raid in the case of WSU. I keep forgetting, for example, that some Big Ten offenses traditionally sit in the middle of overall YPP because, with noted exceptions like Wisconsin, some tend to be more or less balanced (with a slight lean towards the run, in several cases, as I recall) .
Actually, 80% passing (56 out of 70) was a smidge higher than their typical ratio from last season too (which was closer to 75/25, which is pretty standard for Leach-style offense, I think)
|1 day 8 hours ago||Very Cool...||
I rememeber that you had posted about the plans for this weekend bout a week, perhaps 10 days ago, and I am glad to see it turned out to be as awesome as it sounded for you. If I am judging the panoramic shot correctly, we might have not been that far apart in terms of where we sat, but there aren't many bad views in that place, eh?
|1 day 9 hours ago||To Add A Little...||
To extend that thought a bit, if the lemon is eaten, then MGoBlog maintains its reputation as a site which tends to keep its arrangements, if you will, and that only makes us look better as a group. Even if it means getting a week's worth of Vitamin C in one sitting, if we show others that we are not to be trifled with and we will eat lemons, I think we gain respect.
|1 day 17 hours ago||Noticed That As Well...||
I had the same thought as LongLiveBo actually - Blake's was a remarkably similar hit to Woodson in the Baylor game in 1997. It is still just one gme, of course, but I've just been enjoying the notion of being rather deep in the secondary and getting deeper with each class. As for Countess, he is hopefully setting up to have a rather nice year out there.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Posted Previously...||
Awesome Charles Woodson Nissan Heisman House commercials (new)
These made it to the board a few days back. I know it is a pain, but remember to open new tabs when searching the first few pages of threads - generally, something like this will make it to the board rather quickly.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Watching Now...||
SMU's QB should have just shouted "500 dead or alive!" on that pass which ended up being intercepted. Awful throw.
It's been reasonably efficient as usual for Baylor - those 31 points are only spread across 205 total yards, but when SMU is begging you to have the ball with excellent field position, it's easy enough to achieve that.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Note To The Board....||
As a general note to the board, DrWolverine19 cannot hear you under that screenname anymore. His license to practice MGoBlogging was taken away due to gross etiquette negligence and blog malpractice. Seriously, when you respond to a warning about concern trolling with concern trolling, it's pretty clear someone is simply too bothered by the stick up their...you know...to even read what you said.
|1 day 20 hours ago||Even Better...||
Even better than this, despite the loss, Washington State outgained Rutgers in that game overall 538 yards to 496 yards. What it means for Rutgers defense on a yards per paly basis, across WSU's 70 snaps, is that they still were averaging 7.69 yards per play allowed. That's still pretty subpar and comfortably somewhere in the bottom two quartiles of overall defense most days.
|1 day 21 hours ago||Concern Trolling...||
In the spirit of fair-mindedness, I have to ask as I have a role in making sure these things are mitigated around here - is your entire repertoire simply concern trolling or would you perhaps be willing to provide constructive insight now and again? If the former, do let me know and I will simply show you the door right now. Friendly warning, if you will.
|1 day 23 hours ago||Seeing Him Again....||
Well, there are several TBD times still on the schedule, of course, but the chances of seeing Galloway again among what is known are probably not great. I very much doubt his team gets the Penn State game, and the Miami (OH) and Indiana games are 3:30 PM kicks which, even if they end up on ESPN or ESPN2, still stand less than a 20% chance since I think 6 or 7 different teams from ESPN rotate through those games.
|2 days 57 min ago||TeamRankings...||
Team Rankings' model is a bit more aggressive when it comes to the point differential as they give Michigan a 23.6% win probability (based on 2013 statistics, mind you) and a likely score based on simulations of 30-20.
The link to the comparative stats that they use, also 2013 stats, is here - LINK.
|2 days 1 hour ago||A Bit Selective...||
Is the kicking game an area of concern?
I know that I said that we can keep threads that address specific points, but I don't know that there is nearly enough data on the kicking game yet, and I don't know that this is going to add a lot more than what was already discussed in threads.
|2 days 1 hour ago||Embed For The Board...||
For old time's sake, as he's a favorite of mine from the Beilein era to date...