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|5 weeks 5 days ago||Days of Rice and Roses||
A search for 1989 NCAA and Rose Bowl turned up this gem of a page.
Pretty purple prose:
"Since the human race first started to record its history, no school has ever captured the coveted Rose Bowl and NCAA Championship in the same year. In 1989 that all changed though ... this page attempts to capture the jublilant feelings and triumphant emotions all Michigan athletes and fans felt in the year of Rice and roses"
Also, telling that the Rose Bowl gets first mention and most ink.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||I wish this post made more points...||
... left some off the board. Panicking.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||I disagree on the competence point. Talent, culture and consiste||
I disagree on the competence point. Talent, culture and consistency are what take more time to establish.
I think you can question a coaching decision here or there (the Shane Morris snaps on third baffle me, given how well Speight was playing), but I don't think you can question the overall competence of Harbaugh, his staff, and their players.
Consistent, top-line talent that has benefitted from that coaching, a culture of respectful hatred mixed with an expectation to win will take time to establish and put in the record books.
Maybe we're saying the same thing, and your point is that Harbaugh and Co need time to root out all the bad habits and re-define Michigan in the eyes of our opponents (particularly State and OSU).
Today, frustrations aside, was a good step in that direction.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||What did he say that was inaccurate?||
It's always one game. There's always more work to do.
What's your point?
|16 weeks 4 days ago||That Defensive personal foul sent me looking for a sip of whiske||
It was an early "keep them in the game" moment. Without it, they're punting to Peppers from deep in their own end, and we can begin to break away earlier, after a great response from the offense in immediately marching down the field to negate their opening salvo.
To me it seemed that the defense wanted to annihilate them just as badly as we wanted them to annihalate them, and got a little impulsive and impatient early, and lackadaisical late on.
Given that they're all three decades younger than me, I think it's wise to overlook this "flaw" and, rather, revel in a good win. Now that Paul Bunyan is back, I don't think we'll see the same jitters next year and beyond.
Have to remember just how bleak this series has been for the past decade. You can tell it matters to the kids, and with an away win under the belt, and a healthy, channeled hatred, rather than the intimidation sometimes seen in the Rodriquez/Hoke years, I'm thinking we'll be fine.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Hopefully not as much sanity lost as perspective...||
That would be a steep bill.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||What I didn't understand was the Shane Morris snaps on key 3rd..||
... downs. Speight was converting long third downs on the regular. Why mess with that?
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Man, sports just don't work the way you want them to.||
Enjoy what you've got. It's good, and getting better. Somewhere there're a ton of USC fans who are miserable, I guarantee you. We have a great tradition to embrace, and are living in a good moment for the program.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Um, so far this year the answer is: Win.||
And last year, with two real exceptions (Ohio State and Utah) the answer was: Win.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||While you're at it, reappraise the passing offense, too ...||
And the FG-kicking game. And the fact that we beat them ... on the road.
Try to enjoy the win, which came from new sources, proving that we don't need to rely on just one unit for victories (even in hostile road environments).
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Maybe "Bott" is a typo of "Bot" ...||
... because it sure seems like that State News article was "written" by a web-trolling random word generator.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||I'm curious to see if Ole Miss stays in the Top 25||
At 3-4, will they finally drop out? Have an irrationally, rational hatred of those guys.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||D'Ohio!||
And this will keep Franklin in State College, too. Win, win.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Is sideline interference a point of emphasis for refs this seaso||
Is sideline interference a point of emphasis for refs this season? I can't remember seeing it called so frequently. Seen it in the Colorado game, when we played Wisconsin and now tonight.
Maybe I've just missed it in the past?
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Rut-roh||
That is all.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Yes, indeed.||
|30 weeks 4 days ago||For me it's Fables, Pageant, Document.||
Or maybe Reckoning, Fables, Pageant. As you say, "so much great music for a long time".
|30 weeks 5 days ago||The Who is really tough...||
Seems like people aren't counting live records (and most of them suck), but Live at Leeds is the one Who record I'd take if I could only take one. And I also love Sell Out, which captures their earlier Mod-influenced stuff. But I'd go with these three:
Live at Leeds, Who's Next, Quadrophenia
The Who really concentrated their best music in a very short span, There are a lot of other acts (Beatles, Bowie, Floyd, Stones) with discographies too long and varied to make a choice. And this is certainly true of most top jazz musicians - just too much output to consider.
Several other great three-record runs:
Radiohead: Bends, OK, Kid A
Elvis Costello: This Year's Model, Armed Forces, Get Happy.
Genesis: Foxtrot, Selling England by the Pound, Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
Joni Mitchell: Blue, For the Roses, Court and Spark
Replacements: Let it Be, Tim, Pleased to Meet Me
Springsteen: Wild Innocent, Born to Run, Darkness
|37 weeks 22 hours ago||Couldn't have been said better by a saucier from San Antone.||
What a bunch of Simple Jacks.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||C'mon Get Happy!!! -- Partridge Family||
C'mon world its The Victors they'll be singing,
C'mon get happy.
A whole lotta stars is what they'll be bringing,
C'mon get happy.
C'mon get happy.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||FDR fail:Shouldn't "Fear the Turtle" be aimed at opposing fans?||
The only thing to fear is our (unfearsome) selves?
Also, nice Photoshop job to fill the stadium.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Upvote and Post-Inspired Haiku||
Gil from Omaha:
"Bad Day. Good Season. You Suck."
Now go to bed please.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||A Dierdorf Syntax Classic .... I'm not so sure we're not looking||
"I'm not so sure we're not looking at the next Michigan tailback."
I'm not so sure whether there may or may not be anyone else who could possibly talk this way, perhaps.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||This is the easiest AP Psychology question ever.||
Close tie between this, Toy Story, and Sabotage for my favorites. Great stuff.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||“When we get our hands on the football, we gotta catch it.”||
That's right. I think Jabrill will have several opportunities to make Chuck proud this weekend. Great article.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||I Love Michigan. Cannot say more or less.||
Thanks to the OP, Harbaugh and all the rest of us. So glad to be blue!
|1 year 13 weeks ago||I thought that was how they powered East Lansing, though...||
Though it's charitable to call East Lansing a City.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||I'd say they probably have thicker skins about it than you ...||
... and see it as a natural part of a rivalry they opted to be a part of.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||"Consistently competing in the national picture" ...||
... is what he actually wrote, which is vague, maybe purposely so, and could simply be interpreted as making decent bowl games and having some early season or off season buzz.
The guy's style is annoying and evasive, in a "you fill in the blanks but I didn't actually say that" kind of way, but this is not a blatantly false characterization.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Could we get Keith Jackson out of retirement this weekend...||
Now that the Game is becoming the Game again, what better person to voice the excitement.