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|8 weeks 1 day ago||Hey, if you want to set the||
Hey, if you want to set the bar low, that's on you. I'm not going to say mediocrity equates to excellence to make myself feel better. You keep on striving for average!
|8 weeks 5 days ago||This is a solid analysis but||
This is a solid analysis but has one fundamental flaw and that is your measure of success. For Michigan, there is only one standard of success and that is winning the national championship. Anything short of that is a failed season. So yes, Beilein has knocked on the door of success but he has yet to actually have a successful season. I believe Beilein can get us there but it's an uphill slog when you look at some of the players teams like Kentucky and Memphis get and some of the refs teams like Michigan State and Wisconsin get.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||They're not sports and don't||
They're not sports and don't belong on ESPN. There are a lot of other things that should be removed from ESPN like eating competitions, scrabble, Nascar, golf and poker, but the fact that those things are for some reason treated like sports doesn't mean that video games are also a sport. Show them somewhere else, find. Just not on the sports channels.
|44 weeks 4 days ago||The bigger question is where||
The bigger question is where will the boys in black and white be ranked? They're the ones who actually won that game.
|45 weeks 4 days ago||Correction: We shouldn't lose||
Correction: We shouldn't lose more than 0 games the rest of the season.
|45 weeks 4 days ago||Coming into this season I||
Coming into this season I predicted 12-0, playoff. After the Utah game, I predicted 11-1, no playoffs. With as good as Michigan has looked since and the high likelihood that Utah will win the PAC12, it's back to 11-1, playoffs!
What do you guys think the opening line will be for the MSU game? I'm thinking UM by 8 (a line that will easily be covered).
|1 year 6 weeks ago||I live in Lansing||
so Sparty gets 80% of my hate because I have to deal with them so often. OSU and the SEC each get 10%.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||I was surprised by how few||
I was surprised by how few movies trailers there were. I'd heard that they were going to show the new Fantastic Four teaser but nada.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||It means he's a man! He's 43!||
It means he's a man! He's 43! He's not..he's not a kid!
|1 year 51 weeks ago||UM @ NW||
Disagree with you there. The game was always supposed to be a gimme.
|2 years 31 weeks 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.
|2 years 33 weeks 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?
|2 years 36 weeks 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.
|2 years 37 weeks 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.
|2 years 37 weeks 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.
|2 years 37 weeks 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.
|2 years 38 weeks 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.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||Worst case scenario from this||
Worst case scenario from this point, this team should finish 10-3.
|2 years 44 weeks 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.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Absolutely. We would beat||
Absolutely. We would beat most of the teams ranked 3-15
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Georgia should have dropped||
Georgia should have dropped after that stinker against Tennessee (should have dropped further after the loss as well)
|2 years 47 weeks 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.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Consider it brought!|
|2 years 48 weeks 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.
|2 years 48 weeks 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.
|3 years 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.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Totally unacceptable . No one||
Totally unacceptable . No one should ever cheer for msu ever, let alone a so called um fan.
|3 years 33 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.
|3 years 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!
|3 years 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.