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|1 hour 18 min 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.
|3 hours 37 min 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.
|6 hours 50 min 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.
|11 hours 23 min 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.
|13 hours 13 min 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.
|13 hours 18 min 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.
|16 hours 34 min 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.
|1 day 2 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.
|1 day 2 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.
|1 day 3 hours 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.
|1 day 3 hours 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
|1 day 3 hours ago||Exhaustion...||
The biggest advantage we really have is probably exactly that - the fact that Hawaii's travel schedule is so brutal in such a short space of time. Someone above said that the DL would eat the Hawaii OL for lunch, which is probably true, but as confused as they will be, the Rainbow Warriors will be expecting breakfast around the time we are eating said lunch.
|1 day 7 hours ago||I Didn't Stop It...||
I fully admit to abandoning my post for purposes of that thread. I was entertained and it seemed a shame to stop that before it reached its logical conclusion. Of course, it seems to have continued here, which is simply amazing to me.
|1 day 12 hours ago||I Suppose...||
I suppose you could do that. I mean, in all honesty, aside from gameday threads, the discussions inside the threads themselves tend to be left alone, and it wouldn't be the first time that a totally on topic thread devolved into a discussion about, say, how to install a basketball hoop, so ask away and see how it goes, I guess.
|1 day 12 hours ago||At The Very Least...||
I mean, it's not the most compelling slogan out there, but I suppose if you were down to Purdue in Rutgers in your recruitment, naturally you might choose badminton.
Yeah, a Purdue preview under Hazell sounds like an opportunity to watch people having a normal day, laughing and playing, right before something unfortunate - like a football season, in their case.
|1 day 16 hours ago||Where I Put Him...||
Looking back on my own submission now, I actually had Braylon in my "first five out" for this poll, not even in the Top 25, since we threw it open to the whole of Michigan athletics regardless of period. The last couple picks, aside from Oosterbaan, have shown some severe recency bias, and that's fine but as some have alluded to, it definitely hints at the general age of the people participating in the poll, I think.
|2 days 2 hours ago||Here We Go, Folks...||
Not even two minutes into the game, we have the first TD of the college football season, mainly due to the utter incompetence of Hawaii's defense.
Still, I will take it - it is Friday night, I can drink again finally, and there is football on the television. All is well in the world here at my house.
|2 days 2 hours ago||As A Sidebar...||
If you can find a copy of "The Great White North", which is the comedy album that in part inspired this film, hang onto it. It's hilarious and well worth your time. I am fortunate that my father had this one on vinyl, of all things. Between that and "Strange Brew", you get an even better appreciation for what Moranis and Thomas created here.
|2 days 2 hours ago||Actually, No....||
I am going to go ahead and disagree with you here.
I would prefer teams come to Ann Arbor, or indeed we go to other places, when they are feeling rather good about themselves. I would rather we were the reason they no long had this sort of vibe. At least for me, it makes the whole thing that much better.
Also, it's Hawai'i - they can see the bottom of the FBS in many statistical categories.
|2 days 3 hours ago||Trade Secret...||
The workaround for the workaround, if anyone cares, is the old SIAP tag. This means a few things:
A) You don't know if it is already a topic
B) You're not sure exactly how relevant it may be anyway
C) It could very well be META, but then your thread would be redundant
It's the ultimate in hedging one's bets around here.
|2 days 3 hours ago||On Star Trek...||
I'll agree with The Wrath Of Khan - although ST:TMP suffered from the clutches of writers who clumsily tried to turn what was supposed to be a TV pilot into a feature length film, even if you take out the hour or so of gratuitous effects, it's still sort of meh. The Wrath Of Khan, on the other hand (which in Trek's timeline takes place about 13 years after the first film) is miles better and arguably the best in the entire movie serial.
|2 days 7 hours ago||Wow...||
Wow. OT Season just lapped itself.
The next few hours are going to be strange and trying, but we can hopefully get through it. I would thank everyone for creating work for the mods, but no, I won't do that today.
Just wow to all the streams of consciousness on the blog right now.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Embed For The Board...|
|2 days 8 hours ago||We Can Fix It...||
Oh, there are ways to fix that and make sure it reappears at game time, but of course, by then it will be one of about four game threads going, knowing how football-starved this place is about now. I fully expect some pretty in-depth posting tonight for an otherwise relatively inconsequential opening matchup that is really only relevant to the blog because it features our first opponent.
|2 days 9 hours ago||My Own Story...||
If we're talking about watching a game on TV, then it has to be the 1992 Michigan-MSU game, which fell on the day of a family reunion. I was supposed to go to that, except about 3-4 days beforehand, I began to Ferris Bueller it and develop symptoms of an impending "cold". Saturday, I was very "sick", and my parents left me at home.....just me and a 35-10 win.
It definitely doesn't beat the "Watch a game in person" story. The game was Braylonfest and I had tickets, thinking I would at least catch the reception. Nope. Ditched the whole thing. Not sorry even now.
|2 days 9 hours ago||Let's Face It...||
You know, I honestly didn't expect the last day of OT to be quite so....prolific, nor did I expect to learn that lifelike dolls do not make a dent in teenage pregnancy. Although to be absolutely fair, let's face it, if we as a community were going to be enlightened to this particular study, it was going to be today.
|2 days 9 hours ago||The Concrete Thing...||
It's definitely worth it. Most of my neighbors have gone with the portable hoops that fold down, some of them are even semi-permanently affixed to the ground by cinder blocks in a fashion that only those of us downriver could manage. As for mine, I put about $10 worth of conrete from Ace Hardware in mine for strength and it makes quite a bit of difference, it seems.
|2 days 9 hours ago||It Is, But...||
It is that, but more notably, it is the best candidate for a drinking thread that is also not really the drinking thread, at least in recent memory. It was a question about the etiquette of giving booze as a gift which has devolved a bit into a drinking thread, which I think might happen only on this blog.
|2 days 9 hours ago||If I Had To Choose...||
If I have to choose just between those two, then probably Rick's if only for the fact that you can actually talk to people at Rick's. I've never been able to strike up a conversation that I wanted to remember at Skeeps, other than one about how some dude from one of the frats was furious that the streets in Ann Arbor provided insufficient room to park his Hummer.
Otherwise, Ashley's or the Jug
|2 days 9 hours ago||Outshine Them...||
I say we dominate them at Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble and some other games that require knowledge other than that found on RCMB, though football might very well be beyond their grasp as well, come to think of it.
Either way, we can outshine them in far better ways - our mere existence, for example.