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|12 min 50 sec ago||Watching Texas-TTU||
Decided to turn on Texas-TTU now that dinner is in the books, there are about three loads of dishes in the sink and the kids are winding down. The very first thing I notice is that Texas is so far in early season form here, although they nearly did something brilliant if not for TTU assassinating a defensive back......nearly. Still, early season form.
|2 hours 52 min ago||Funny Indeed...||
It was almost as if Rudock was trying to prevent Harbaugh from going into the game himself and losing himself totally in the moment and he only reluctantly conceded. I would expect nothing less from Jim Harbaugh, of course, not back down even from that particular scenario easily.
|7 hours 7 min ago||Watching Now...||
Haha. I laughed when Tate just turned around a casually walked into the end zone. Nice.
Also, Riddick is having a nice game for himself so far - I kind of wish I'd started him too, as someone mentioned above.
|9 hours 4 min ago||I Am Sure...||
I am sure Brian and company would be thrilled if the Beveled Guilt button was this active at the crack of dawn tomorrow....
|10 hours 14 min ago||Very Nice...||
That was very cool, and yes, I hope it does become another Ten Year War - I had only just been born as the last one was ending and it would fun to experience that in my own lifetime as my parents got to experience that one (although my father, an Indiana alum, just had Lee Corso coached games in much of that space, but he would tag along to Michigan Stadium).
|10 hours 25 min ago||Congratulations!||
Congratulations on the new addition!
As my dad still likes to tell people, parenthood is the best job you're never prepared for - I find that to be true even now when mine are 9 and 8 years old, but it is an awesome job indeed.
|11 hours 44 min ago||Happy Thanksgiving....||
From my family to everyone else's in the MGoCommunity, have an excellent Thanksgiving, and for those of you who are also Lions fans and will be watching them play the Fightin' Chip Kellys later today, here's to hopefully another win....unless you are worried about draft position, of course.
I spoke my peace in a diary yesterday, but we do have plenty to be thankful for here - as fans, as a community, and as individuals. Now, go seek out and destory that turkey, folks (with your appetite, of course).
|11 hours 52 min ago||I Remember...||
I seem to remember that too - I believe it was in that 1995-96 window. To paraphrase David Niven, who had to deal with a streaker interrupting the 1974 Oscars, I am simply glad that the person had the courage to share with the world their shortcomings.
As for the 1995 game, I was there - "The Timmy Show" was a highly entertaining show and for those who did not catch it in person, if you can catch video of it later today when you're tired of your family, it is highly recommended.
|22 hours 6 min ago||I Will Do My Best...||
If I get there early enough, I'll stop by - I am dropping the kids off at my mother-in-law's first as my wife has to work, so I might be working with tight timelines. Noon games and family stuff sometimes collide to create a mad rush sadly.
|1 day 4 hours ago||All By Myself....||
As I am all by myself this evening - mother-in-law has the kids and my wife is at work - I went with the Guinness Extra Stout. I must remember not to have the beer replace dinner, of course, even though the "meal in a bottle" concept is not a bad concept with any beer.
|1 day 4 hours ago||TeamRankings Stuff...||
Here's the TeamRankings comparison for the discussion:
|1 day 6 hours ago||That One Story...||
We then spent 10 minutes calming the kid down, but in the middle of it the kid asks me "why cant we win good?" To which I also had no answer. I went to my car and grabbed a toy that my niece left in the car. I gave it to him and told him to cheer up, but I couldn't help but feel for him.
Although I hate to chuckle when you hear about kids trying to process a loss like that, the fact that this guy volunteered a toy that didn't belong to him in an effort to calm down this kid made me laugh for some reason. It might as well have been a wrapper with a half-eaten BK Tendercrisp in it - "Here, will this help?"
|1 day 6 hours ago||Terrible News...||
I had heard of the Mirror Lake jump leading to injuries before, but never death - that's the one thing you never want to hear, especially when it is something like students who were engaging in a campus tradition, turning a happy moment into a horrifying one. Very tragic and sad. Condolences to the family and friends of this student.
|1 day 6 hours ago||I Laughed...||
As I got to that part, I broke out laughing in the background of a rather serious moment in a show that my wife was watching in the family room, so I sort of had to explain myself that time (definitely not the first time I had to explain seemingly inappropriate laughter). However, I would actually be disappointed if Jim could not pull that off honestly.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Agree With This...||
There are a few things I could probably name that stand out, but this is also one of them. The fact that the playcalling is intelligent and has led to these nice, methodical drives on offense and to a defense that can change its face and adjust to whatever is in front of it has been a nice surprise. Add to that the fact that the adjustments throughout the game are directed and the staff has turned weakness into strength through some of the playcalling, and you have to say that the overall playcalling has been very fun to watch overall.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Question...||
I've been actualy wondering about how much of the Indiana film you believe that Ohio State might be scouting - it seems like the game they might actually try and pull ideas from, that and Minnesota. Do you foresee them trying, for example, zone stretch with Elliott just to see if they can get away with it?
|1 day 10 hours ago||Now I Am Intrigued...||
OK, now I am intrigued. I am curious to see where you believe the banner fits into the alleged incident allegedly involving Craig James and five hookers. I am assuming this is going in the direction of it being used either as a mat to avoid spillage on a floor or as a wrap for the deceased, but I find your take interesting.
|1 day 11 hours ago||I Will Say This...||
I will say this, that for the times that I have been down there to watch Michigan play at Columbus, it seems like Bob Ufer was indeed correct if you wander around the stadium - you see about 10,000 alumni / alumnae and 74,000 truckers. Granted, the place is far larger than it was when he said that - it's more like 94,000 truckers now.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Today And Tomorrow...||
Today, I work in the AM only and then I basically get to drop my kids off with their grnadmother at 3 PM and I will have the remainder of the day to myself as my wife is working until late.
Tomorrow, pretty much the same tradition - family arrives just in time for some part of the dinner to be running a bit behind, but then everyone eats while the Lions play and then wakes up just in time to see the final score.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Good Stuff...||
I have had some run-ins with real life myself in the course of this year - the largest one is that my father's battle with Parkinson's is starting to become a true battle on a daily basis and we had our first real scare when he had a small stroke in June. It puts an intriguing spin on holidays like Thanksigivng and - soon enough - Christmas because now I have begun to think about how many more of these will he be in my life for, but I also am learning to appreciate those moments more than I have in the past.
Through it all, MGoBlog has been a refuge of sorts for something about which I have always been passionate - Michigan athletics, the University, and the community surrounding it. Not just Ann Arbor, the city that basically raised me, but this highly engaged subset of the Michigan fanbase on MGoBlog that has, through the years, raised the bar on sports discussion with just the right hint of highly educated wit and obscure pop references to keep me coming back each day.
My thanks to the community was to take on its most thankless job, of course - being a mod. That might say a lot about my sanity and very little of it is likely promising, but it is my way of saying "Thanks" to everyone.
|1 day 23 hours ago||Same Here...||
I was in the midst of elementary school at the time, but my parents took me - primarily because I was already of the opinion that seeing Ohio State defeated was a nice day-capper. I definitely have a clear memory of this for one of the reasons some have stated - the place went absolutely nuts, was incredibly loud, but what a play indeed. We were near the Michigan bench, so that might have been the first good view I had of our now-coach.
|1 day 23 hours ago||The Exception...||
The MAC is one of those rare exceptions where I almost never check Massey or TeamRankings or any other site with predictive statistics before the game actually kicks off. I offer into evidence the fact that at this very moment, the Bobcats happen to be up 13 on the Huskies.
|2 days 1 hour ago||Full Rankings...||
Full rankings to help with the discussion:
5. Michigan State
6. Notre Dame
8. Ohio State
11. Oklahoma State
13. Florida State
14. North Carolina
18. Ole Miss
20. Washington State
21. Miss St
|2 days 1 hour ago||I Don't Know...||
"But I just think he needed to get this team more grounded. I think that train left long ago. I think the culmination was a mess on Saturday in Columbus.”
I am going to have to agree with others here - until there is a consistent pattern of game plans that turn out to be wet farts and player behavior which turns wet farts into something even more detrimental, it might be a smidge early to pull the alarm in Columbus. Of course, it may happen in time if we're going to use Florida as the basis for the assumption, but we're probably not there quite yet.
|2 days 1 hour ago||Other Reports...||
According to this article from 247Sports - LINK - Mullen is also thought to be a rather serious candidate for the Virginia Tech job, and I would think that he would be an interesting replacement for Frank Beamer if indeed that materialized (we know so little right now, of course).
|2 days 1 hour ago||The Snap Totals...||
He has played a total of 809 snaps so far this season, an average of more than 80 per game, with 635 snaps coming on defense, 150 on special teams and 24 on offense.
I actually didn't realize the average had been consistently that high all year, although with the opening of the "Peppers The RB" portion of the playbook (as well as all the work on special teams), it makes a lot of sense. You definitely can't say he is not one of the hardest working players on that team - he definitely is.
|2 days 2 hours ago||I Will Say...||
Hopefully, I am not the only one who would find having a wide receiver named McDoom on the roster rather an awesome thing. Probably one of the more appropriate names for a wide receiver in recent memory.
|2 days 6 hours ago||I've Got One...||
I've got the blue version of the shirt with the maize Ohio and lettering - actually, the only interaction that the shirt has ever caused was one that was rather amusing and a conversation I had to excuse myslf from so I could laugh. I wore it into work on storm one time (I spent a lot of time dispatching from a conference room, so no one cares how I dress in this situation) and I was walking over to get coffee and heard, "What do you have against West Virginia?"
I looked around, not even thinking someone could misidentify Ohio.
"Your shirt, Lorne..."
"Oh, no, that's Ohio...."
|2 days 8 hours ago||I Can Do This...||
This is an improvement definitely. The most startling revelation from last week's crew is that Huard and I apparently had the same or very similar sweater vests. My sweater vest has since been burned in the hope that a better set of announcers might be possible and it seems like that was achieved.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Top Four...||
If I had to guess the top four right now:
Clemson, Notre Dame, Iowa, Alabama - not necessarily in order - and that Iowa could be in that picture despite having an SOS that probably is the statistical outlier among the four is interesting.
Next four -
Ohio State, Michigan State, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma - big guess there. Bedlam is going to be a huge game for relative final position, I assume.