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|5 hours 31 sec ago||UM @ NW||
Disagree with you there. The game was always supposed to be a gimme.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||This is Michigan. 4-5 against||
This is Michigan. 4-5 against our rivals is not respectable. Don't try to dumb down the standards because the team has had a bad streak. Excellence is excellence and nothing else.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||I live in Lansing||
and it's really dang cold here. How else is a guy supposed to warm up besides lighting up a bit of furniture?
|37 weeks 3 days ago||The minimum expectation for||
The minimum expectation for Michigan over a 10 year period would be to take Alabama over the past 5 years and stretch it out. That's the minimum. National relevency each and every year with the very, very occasional upset loss.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||Michigan had an awful season.||
Michigan had an awful season. We get it. We're trying to make ourselves feel less bad about that by concocting various scenarios of what would give us the most schaedenfreude.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||I'm thinking fast, dumb||
I'm thinking fast, dumb zombies would be perfect. That way they won't be too much of a problem once they leave the stadium later.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||That's my number 1 hope for||
That's my number 1 hope for this game. A lot of predictions have OSU to the championship and MSU to the Rose Bowl but I would love to see the MSU Rose Bowlless streak continue past the quarter century mark. So as much as I hate to say it, I want OSU to absolutely curbstomp MSU to guarantee they end up #15 or worse.
|38 weeks 6 days ago||Before Saturday I expected||
Before Saturday I expected Michigan to go 15-0 in 2014. After Saturday, I expect Michigan to go 15-0 in 2014.
|41 weeks 6 days ago||Worst case scenario from this||
Worst case scenario from this point, this team should finish 10-3.
|45 weeks 4 days ago||I expect the same thing that||
I expect the same thing that I always expect from our teams and that's that they will win a championship this season. Anything less and the season is a failure. That's part of why Saturday's loss was so hard, the football team was already a long shot even if they did go 13-0 because there are a lot of voters who would still give a 1 loss SEC or PAC 12 team the nod over a Big Ten team. Now there's no shot.
|47 weeks 13 hours ago||Absolutely. We would beat||
Absolutely. We would beat most of the teams ranked 3-15
|47 weeks 13 hours ago||Georgia should have dropped||
Georgia should have dropped after that stinker against Tennessee (should have dropped further after the loss as well)
|47 weeks 6 days ago||And as soon as the SEC starts||
And as soon as the SEC starts scheduling road games against tough opponents that can happen. As it is, they play a few "neutral" site game where they are virtually the home team and that's it. Bama cancelled their home and home against MSU rather than drop a game against South Alabama State Agricultural School of Technology. Are they "scurred" of MSU? Not particularly, but a trip to East Lansing still had the potential for an upset at least. Why not just play it safe and expand to 9 games so you can play another game against Vanderbilt or Kentucky and have ESPN hype it as a huge showdown between SEC powerhouses?
Conference strength is cyclical, sure, but right now the perception of the SEC is so out of whack with reality that they are going to stay atop the polls indefinitely. Going 4-5 in a bowl season or two won't change it, they'll just write it off as a fluke. The only way the perception will change at this point is for the SEC to get blanked a few bowl seasons in a row and that just isn't going to happen.
|48 weeks 3 days ago||Consider it brought!|
|48 weeks 6 days ago||Absolutely not. If the Big||
Absolutely not. If the Big Ten insists on expanding again, they should only do so if they can add quality football programs. Uconn barely deserves to be in D1A. We don't need another bottomfeeder dragging overall strength of schedule down.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||I had managed to get a spot||
I had managed to get a spot in the front of the student section at Spartan Stadium for a UM v. MSU game a few years back. Some girl was ticked off that I was an MSU student but a UM fan and told some security guard that I had assaulted her in an effort to get me thrown out of the stadium. Luckily her friends backed me up and told the guard that she was a lying ****h.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||ND and OSU are toss-ups,||
ND and OSU are toss-ups, probably slight edge to UM because they're at home. The rest should be gimmes. So 10 wins at a minimum.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Totally unacceptable . No one||
Totally unacceptable . No one should ever cheer for msu ever, let alone a so called um fan.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Count me as a member of the||
Count me as a member of the 14-0 club. There isn't a game on the schedule we shouldn't win.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||You think the Big East v. ACC||
You think the Big East v. ACC Orange Bowl match ups of the past few years were snoozers? Ha! Just wait until you see ACC v. MAC!
|1 year 38 weeks ago||I'm so freaking sick of the||
I'm so freaking sick of the SEC and Bama in particular that, with a very, very small list of exceptions, I would be cheering for whoever was playing them in the championship game. So, sad to say, go Irish.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||No.||
|1 year 40 weeks ago||No, Alabama wouldn't claim 13||
No, Alabama wouldn't claim 13 titles. They would claim one, the BCS National Championship. The others don't matter. The AP is currently like the Blog Poll. It can be interesting to discuss but doesn't carry any actual weight.
And while the AP poll is the oldest, it is no longer an active participant in the selection of a national champion. It had weight on its own until 1997. From 1998-2004 it was a part of the process of selecting which teams would play for the national championship. From 2005 onward it has been irrelevant.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||All participants being the||
All participants being the powers that be within college football, not the media. The AP was invited to be part of the process of selecting the participants for a national championship game but that's all. Prior to 1998, sure, the AP title meant something. That's because there was no system in place to select a champion. Following the nonsense of the 1997 season, the only polls that matter are the ones agreed upon to select the participants in the championship game. Once that final poll is released, it no longer matters. Whoever wins the game is the sole national champion.
The AP could have decided to randomly vote UNC #1 in a poll and give them a trophy after the culmination of March Madness this past year. It wouldn't have made them co-champions along with Kentucky. There was a system in place and whoever won out was the sole champion. Ditto for the BCS. It's an extremely flawed system but it is still the system.
And this has nothing to do with USC in particular. I don't like them or cheer for them (unless I feel it could help Michigan), but I don't have a strong dislike for them either.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||"the reason you don't hear||
"the reason you don't hear "two championships" from Tressel and "six championships" from Saban is that they didn't win two or six, they won one and three."
You can't have it both ways. Either there have been 14 national championships awarded since the BCS started in 1998 or there have been 28 (counting 2004, otherwise 13 and 26). To say that there were 15 championships in 14 years (or 14 championships in 13 years discounting 2004) doesn't work.
Prior to the 2003 season, all participants had agreed on a system to determine the champion. USC pathetically clings to a meaningless title because they didn't like the results of that system after the fact.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||The AP trophy doesn't||
The AP trophy doesn't actually mean anything anymore though. The BCS champion is the only champion since 1988. If the AP trophy meant anything, we would talk about Tressel's 2 championships, Saban's 6 championships, etc.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||But in 2006 his politicking||
But in 2006 his politicking allowed his team to jump a better Michigan team and play for a championship. This year the only thing he can accomplish is to move up in a poll that hasn't meant anything since it stopped being used to help pick the championship game participants almost a decade ago.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||No, there was only one||
No, there was only one national champion in 2003. USC was #1 in the AP pollbut going into the 1998 srason the powers that be decided that there would be a national championship game the winner of whichwould be the national champion. For several years the AP poll helped decide who ewould play in that game but ultimately the sole national champion was the winner of that game.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Ideally, UCLA will knock off||
Ideally, UCLA will knock off Stanford then lose to Oregon so the PAC 12 only gets one BCS bid. That's our best shot at getting a spot.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Why would he bother||
Why would he bother politicking? They can't win the national championship because they can't play in the championship game. They could potentially be #1 in the AP poll but the last time there were two national champions was 1997.