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|6 days 3 hours ago||I support this. I would also||
I support this. I would also support a Noon kickoff for the Indiana game so that our team gets another 3.5 hours of rest/prep for The Game.
|1 week 4 hours ago||Please stop repeating||
Please stop repeating D'antoni's quote (yes, a saying derived from the Bible) as if he taught all of us a valuable lesson about life and humility.
The truth is that there are better and worse things in life. Starting quarterback is a better position than back up quarterback. President is a better position than vice president. The University of Michigan is better than Michigan State University.
The subtext to his quote is that between equals we possessed undeserved pride. By repeating same, the subtext to your post is that balance has been restored and we are now equals again. You settle for too little.
Would you take a quote from your little brother and seethe for years to gain enough strength and stature so that one day you can re-use the quote back on him? No. We went through an unprecedented down period. We got knocked down. We stood back up. There is no need to apologize for the natural order of things.
Your very username is "UMProud". Be it.
/endrant (and semi-tongue in cheek post)
|1 week 4 hours ago||I would not be surprised if||
I would not be surprised if Maryland is actually favored in that game. With a loss at Maryland, MSU would actually have six straight losses heading into its Illinois game.
|1 week 1 day ago||As a collective, we do an||
As a collective, we do an awful job of coordinating our colors. Did we try to do maize outs pre-Brandon? I don't recall.
Take the Rutgers game as an example, I was surprised to see so few maize colors in the stands, only to realize later that the other half of Michigan fans were in dark blue, which blends in with the Rutgers black and therefore makes no impression.
Even in our home games, we call for a maize out but all of our benches are colored in blue, and in part for that reason, the maize out always looks weak outside the student section.
When it comes to this issue, it's like we are playing tic tac toe and schools such as Tennessee are playing chess.
|1 week 3 days ago||Now that the OP is||
Now that the OP is responsible for any jinx to the team, any opinions on the credited strategy to attending the B1G Championship Game? I realize most of us do not have any direct experience with this b/c Michigan has never participated in that game.
I am an Alumni Association member but I have never been able to get tickets through them successfully. It appears that tickets went on sale on July 30 for the Championship Game and only single tickets remain. Tickets on StubHub are exorbitantly priced but I also don't want to fly in and look for scalpers.
I would love to take my daughter to the game. As others have mentioned, the 1 week turnaround for the game makes planning tricky. I have been to two Rose Bowls (both traumatic experiences - Vince Young scrambling to the right; Reggie Bush running everywhere on our defense), but there are many weeks leading up to the Rose Bowl Game, which makes booking hotel, flight, and tickets much easier.
|1 week 3 days ago||I don't think he means that||
I don't think he means that you are jinxing yourself to a financial loss. I think he means that you are jinxing the team's prospects.
|2 weeks 22 hours ago||This was one of the most||
This was one of the most entertaining games that I have watched - especially because it appeared that Brian Kelly was trying to win some bizarre prop bet that involved Notre Dame completing a deep pass. I don't get it. All game long, trying to bomb the ball in an epic torrential downpour.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Personally, I think it would||
Personally, I think it would be good for the team to gain some experience playing in inclement weather - QB/center exchange, receivers catching the call, etc.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||This +100 but it looks||
This +100 but it looks extremely unlikely given their next 6 games. They just don't look good enough to run 6-0 during that stretch (not to say that they are playing the Alabama's of the world).
|8 weeks 4 hours ago||It makes them feel better to||
It makes them feel better to put someone else down.
I actually think that there is something insidious about it and exposes insecurities that they themselves harbor. They are insecure that they care about Michigan football too much and they make themselves feel better about it by distinguishing the superior way in which way they are supporters (such as, "Well, I don't care about teenagers unless they are actual commits.").
You see quite a bit of this on this site. Just the other day, I read a post mocking another poster for "scouting" the game. Maybe "scout" is the wrong use of words but weren't a lot of us watching the Hawaii game with genuinely a similar interest at least to observe our next opponent?
We are all supporters of the program. It is pathetic to put each other down just because you think you support the team in a superior manner.
I don't care about our apparel mostly because I don't care about apparel in life and dress horribly. Belittling other people over it? Examine your own motives.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||This won't hijack the thread||
This won't hijack the thread b/c the following is not of sufficient interest to most but I would love to know if anyone has recently sent a child to Michigan to play on a team other than football or basketball. Do you get a partial sports scholarship, and if so, did Michigan find other scholarships to cover the balance? I'm sure it's case by case but it would be interesting to see if anyone has direct experience on same.
|45 weeks 5 days ago||Yea, I'm aware of the||
Yea, I'm aware of the generalizations. I thought you may have had specific insight into this particular case. Sark and his case doesn't seem like the typical small plaintiff against the big corp type of case. Anyway, thanks for the response.
|45 weeks 5 days ago||Why do you think that his||
Why do you think that his attorneys would not want removal to fed court?
|46 weeks 2 days ago||I don't think that this is||
I don't think that this is necessarily true. It depends on the terms of the contract.
|46 weeks 3 days ago||Agree w/ your post, and to||
Agree w/ your post, and to add to it, he is someone w/ options and will continue to have options (b/c I assume we will continue to be successful), and he decided to take a job in the same division of the same conference. People mock Maryland's recruiting ability but there are top talents every year in and around the DC area who are going to want to stay near home, and he is in prime position to negatively recruit against Harbaugh (as having been an insider to the program).
|46 weeks 3 days ago||I agree with the good||
I agree with the good riddance part but going for two after every TD is a negative proposition. Otherwise, we should always do it.
|47 weeks 1 day ago||Wait, you think Tom Herman of||
Wait, you think Tom Herman of Houston would be a "home run" hire to replace Les Miles? Les has one of the strongest track records in all of college football. Tom Herman has been HC for one year. The flavor of the month type thinking w/ coaching hires has led to many a disaster. Apologies if you're referring to another Herman that I am missing.
|48 weeks 2 days ago||You completely missed the||
You completely missed the point of the analogy. The point is not that some things have an impact and other things don't. The point is that things can have deeper meaning than the form in which it exists. The Bible exists as a book. But can you see that it means more than just a book to many people? Now you're going to tell me that football and the Bible are different things.
|48 weeks 2 days ago||I don't shut down now that I||
I don't shut down now that I have kids. It's not fair to my kids and family, and they won't stand for it anyway. I do feel depressed on the inside.
|48 weeks 2 days ago||Yea, it's just a game. Like||
Yea, it's just a game. Like the way my son is just a person and my home is just a slab of concrete. Funny that most of us feel such a strong connection to just a "game".
|48 weeks 3 days ago||If we are listing random||
If we are listing random instances of disrespekt, on CNBC's show Squawk Box, the host asked John Engler (MSU alum and former governor of Michigan) his thoughts on Michigan v. Ohio State. John (in a quite awkward manner) flubbed a response and pointed out that he went to MSU instead of UM. The host retorted, my husband made me ask that question.
|50 weeks 3 days ago||I realize you are just joking||
I realize you are just joking but you are confusing necessary and sufficient conditions.
|1 year 5 days ago||We have only one year of||
We have only one year of committee actions to judge but they have shown that they will look at game performance and not just win-loss record. The final regular season rankings (i.e., the very rankings that determined which teams would play in the playoffs) set Alabama and Oregon as #1 and #2 (each with one loss) ahead of an undefeated Florida State, which was the defending national champions to boot.
Unfortunately, the committee rankings are not yet out so we do not know how they specifically will view Saturday's game performance but if AP pollsters are any indication the pollsters were not impressed w/ MSU (keeping them at the same ranking) and relatively impressed w/ UM (which moved down just two spots).
|1 year 5 days ago||Maybe I'm a complete homer||
Maybe I'm a complete homer but I don't think it's tough. History shows us that the playoff committee will make good on its word in placing extra emphasis on the head to head match ups. This happened last year when the committee moved TCU down three spots in the final regular season ranking and moved Baylor ahead of TCU - notwithstanding the fact that TCU had rolled off seven consecutive victories (most by blow outs) while Baylor squeezed past some close games.
OSU is at #1 so can't move up at all. If we move up 7 spots or so over the next 5 weeks, we would be at #8 (AP poll) when we play them. I could see the committee moving us to #4 from #8 and OSU to #6 with a Michigan victory in the final game. MSU would be behind us by that point with a loss at OSU and they close the season against PSU.
One distinction to the TCU/Baylor scenario is that both had the exact same record when the committee penalized TCU for the head to head loss.
|1 year 5 days ago||See, I interpret the||
See, I interpret the provisions differently, but I understand why you interpret them your way. I interpret (b)(1) to mean a head-to-head analysis. I think (b)(6) covers overall record. The drafting leaves something to be desired.
|1 year 5 days ago||Disagree that we would be||
Disagree that we would be ranked worse than MSU and OSU in the hypothetical. Currently in the AP, MSU is at 7 and we are at 15. Obviously we don't know where all of the teams will be ranked in the future but it seems likely that an MSU loss to OSU would drop them below us. And if we beat OSU in the final game of the regular season, there would be a strong case to jump us ahead of OSU as well.
|1 year 5 days ago||"Pride comes before the||
"Pride comes before the fall." Please - let's not repeat and adopt a Dantonio saying like he has imparted some great wisdom we were missing in our lives. Yes, I know it doesn't originate with him but he's the one who brought it up to describe us. And now, we are repeating it like he taught us a great lesson. Just stop.
|1 year 6 days ago||I agree with everything in||
I agree with everything in your post (with all of its vulgarity) but for your point that this is solely for entertainment purposes. That is evidently false. Michigan could play like a bad movie until the end of time but I (and I know many of you) will choose to support this team and this university until the end of time.
As much as we celebrate individuality in our country, we humans have forever belonged to groups. Political and religious groups serve this purpose for some. Whether we graduated from this university, worked at this university, or pledge allegiance to this university for other reasons, this is a group to which we belong. We are "for" Michigan.
You may still fairly ask the question, if what is the case should be the case. I can answer only personally. Michigan changed my life in ways that I am forever grateful. It opened up doors, and it helped teach me to take responsibility. (I was put on probation while I was there, and I deserved to be.) You can argue, "but another institution could have opened the same and taught the same." But they did not. Michigan did. I am "for" Michigan.
So, this is MY vent (and my disagreement with solely that portion of your post). I support this institution that has been so good to me - in (small) donations each year but also by supporting this team. It is not just entertainment to me. It is about giving back so that doors can be opened for others and responsibility taught to others and to say "thank you" for what it gave me.
Does a book consist solely of words, or does it contain something more?
|1 year 1 week ago||I hope that this is the last||
I hope that this is the last time for a long time that I am this nervous for a game against MSU. I'd like to reserve this feeling for the OSU's and Alabama's of the world and not the MSU's.
|1 year 1 week ago||Underappreciated post||