at least it's not just us?
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|3 weeks 3 days ago||Buckeye classlessness on full display in 1995||
Yeah, I was at that 1995 game. I remember early in the first quarter Biakabutuka got tackled in the backfield, and the Ohio fans started cheering, which was fine. Their D made a good play. But then Touchdown Tim was slow getting up. It appeared he was injured -- and the Buckeye section broke into a thunderous roar. Cheering for an injury of a teenage college kid. Fucking classless. It was not just a few people either. The entire Buckeye section was screaming. You would have thought they had scored a touchdown or something. That moment solidified my hatred for the Buckeye fans and their misplaced priorities like nothing else could. It made the win that much sweeter when Tim proceeding to get up from the turf and rush for 313 yards that day.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||chalk it up to poor offensive play early on||
This is another instance where the team's performance in the Akron and Connecticut games may end hurting us. I had expected those games to be blowouts and that reserves like Thomas would have the opportunity for significant playing time in the second half.
|7 weeks 23 hours ago||10 to 15?||
Yeah, but what about if the corners mix it up and give you 10 to 15 yards like Penn State did? I assume you should counter by running between the tackles then.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||thanks and a question||
Thanks for posting this. I would have missed it otherwise.
Hoping someone can help me out with a related question. If I have Big Ten Network with my cable TV subscription, is there much resaon to subscribe also to the Big Ten Digital Network? This is my first basketball season with Big Ten Network, so I don't know how much overlap there is between the two services. Once we get beyond the exhibition teams, are there many Michigan b-ball games that will be on the BTDN but not on the cable B10 Network? Even if the cable Big Ten Network doesn't carry the game live, is it typical for them to air replays like this one?
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Squib kick||
I think an onside kick was a little too predictable. A squib kick forcing a return could have pinned them deep and potentially resulted in a turnover if mishandled.
|9 weeks 17 hours ago||Chesson for Guard||
I'm thinking Jehu Chesson deserves a shot at one of the guard spots. Dude has leveled some people this year. While you're at it, fire Funk and put Hecklinksi in charge of the offensive line. No denying that we've had some kick-ass blocking receivers the past few years.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Comfortably Numb||
I read your post out loud just to feel the narcotizing effect the repetition has on my skull.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Buddhist Psychology 101||
[Alert: Major Feelings-Ball ahead. If that stuff bothers you, then stop reading now.]
Go16blue, I would reframe your question. I suspect that those who have difficulty relating to the anger and frustrations of being a die-hard sports fan may have difficulty relating to those same emotions in a healthy manner when they arise in everyday life situations too. Turning off the TV just defers personal accountability for when more important life situations arise. I see my unabashedly-biased and rabid Michigan fandom as a relatively low-stakes situation to practice relating to intense emotions in a healthy manner. Better to learn how to work with my experiences while watching a football game than to blow up at kids, co-workers or family.
As many others pointed out, it is possible to develop a healthy perspective while remaining a loyal and passionate fan. But that’s the outcome. How do we get there? Stated differently, how do we get from Brian Kelly to Brady Hoke?
Your friend’s approach is what I would characterize as a behavioral model within Western psychology. He feels himself being triggered emotionally beyond some acceptable threshold, so he shifts his attention elsewhere or learns to avoid the triggering events. Yeah, that’s one approach, but it misses out on the opportunity for developing a more healthy perspective, as identified above and, more importantly, it misses out of the joys of fandom. This year, you can’t have the highs of the Notre Dame game without also having the lows of Penn State. Unless your response is literally trauma-inducing, I’d say that writing off participating in something you love is overkill.
Buddhist Psychology 101: For me, it is not about intentionally toning down my fanaticism. When the team falters, I try to allow myself to feel the anger and frustration fully and without judgment. They’re just emotions. If you leave them alone, they will pass. Where we get stuck is when we identify with the motions. We can do this by either trying to repress or numb ourselves to the emotions, or we can act out on the emotions to discharge the energy. That’s when we risk harming others or ruining the rest of our weekend. For those more contemplatively inclined, sitting with the discomfort of the emotional charge – rather than repressing or discharging it -- provides a golden opportunity to examine one’s own psychological beliefs and behavioral patterns so they are less unconscious and habitual the next time around. Over time, the charge of the intense emotions begins to lessen, and they no longer have control over our behavior or temperament they once did. We get angry, but not depressed. We get frustrated, but we don't smash the TV or take it out on loved ones. Go Blue!
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Lakewood St. Edward also has a Northwestern tie||
Doesn't directly answer your question, but when Crawford committed I took a look at Rivals to see where Lakewood St. Edward was sending its top commits. Northwestern landed a four star in 2012 and two three stars in 2011. Ohio hasn't taken a recruit from the school since 2007, but Kalis is the only one since then who has had an OSU offer.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Countessing your blessings||
On the bright side, Countess has come back solid from his injury, and Wilson is awesomely anonymous, which makes the whole freshman THOMAS UBER NICKEL gig less critical.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||garbage time||
Perhaps the answer is to take a commanding lead by halftime against teams like Akron and Connecticut so that the backups can play meaningful minutes at their actual positions.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Divisions suck||
That's why the whole Legends / Leaders thing has got to go. There is just something distasteful and fundamentally wrong with the universe when it is in Michigan's interest to root for Ohio to win. Just can't do it.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||New column||
I say you just start painting a new column over the M's. No need to create a white background. Just put blue paint atop the existing maize background and vice versa. Whoever wins the year it is time to start a new column gets to decide which logo to cover for that column.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||non graduate?||
The Cardinal's press release says he is a "non graduate". That's disappointing, especially for a guy who is a marginal NFL guy at best. Wonder if he intends to complete his degree?
|13 weeks 2 days ago||M 27 - 9||
Good and boring
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Yours Truly||
And yours truly,
|14 weeks 3 days ago||UTL II -- the final dance||
Schofield looks pretty suave with his slow jam dance moves.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Billygoat Chesson||
Chesson is earning his playing time. The catches will come.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Northwestern||
Northwestern has played the most impressive non conference schedule outside of Michigan.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Mascot?||
If Michigan does get a mascot, then Little Butch II is the clear winner.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Ronald, duh!||
Dave Brandon is going to license it out to Ronald McDonald for the unveiling of the big Block M switch to golden arches advertising campaign in the Big House, or as it will now be known, the Big Mac House.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Position switch?||
Is there another position where Furman would be better suited then?
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Good news||
Good to hear about your son's recovery. Send some of that positive mojo Drake's way.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Right said Fred||
Bryan's portrait of Fred Jackson in the album is quite dashing. He looks like Denzel Washington but sexier.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Who's Left?||
Who's left that's not on the offensive line?
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Why no Play action?||
Can you say more about why they could not use play action more? The fact that they never used it (or used it only once against SC) only demonstrates that they did not create enough opportunity for it to succeed, not that it didn't work. Seems like an excellent way to use the threat of Denard's running ability to set up the pass.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Exactly!||
And you use Denard in the backfield for play action to force defenses to respect his running ability and set up Devin in the passing game.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||We are talking Denard here||
Not sure I agree with your 10 vs 11 numeric disadvantage point if you don't "use" him. If you lined him up at tailback or put him in motion, it is not an exaggeration to say much of the defense would be keying off him regardless of whether he actually gets the ball. That is worth at least one defender and often their best one in space. The impact of using Denard as a decoy would more than offset any potential for a numeric disadvantage from not giving him the ball.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Wrong example||
I think your point if better made with Gallon as a senior who had already established himself than with a sophomore Funchess who has had half of a promising season.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Make nose?||
Make noise that is.