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|10 weeks 2 hours ago||"It's always disappointing||
"It's always disappointing when your team comes up just short, not because you're disappointed in them, but for them"
Admittedly, most of the time we lose, anger comes with disappointment because I think of what could've been. What if we made this shot, completed that one pass, stopped that one play. The feeling after this game was different - just pure disappointment for the team. After the incredible run this team made in the tourney, I wanted so badly for them to come out on top because they deserved it.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||If there were 13 other games||
If there were 13 other games with a lower probability by Kenpom's standards, then maybe there's something wrong with the calculations. I don't believe the chances of comebacks like that are that low.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||That was my freshman year and||
That was my freshman year and I sold my ticket because I wasn't a huge football fan yet. I was in my dorm with a couple other friends watching the game, and a couple doors down there was a guy with three of his MSU friends. The entire time, they were cheering obnoxiously and came over regularly to rub it in our faces whenever Sparty scored. After we pulled off that win, going over to that room and letting them have it was one of the most satisfying feelings ever.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||We left the Wisconsin game at||
We left the Wisconsin game at halftime in Rich Rod's first year, down 20-0. I vowed after that game to never leave early if there's even a remote chance.
One of my friends left after NW converted that 4th down, while the rest of us decided to stay since we figured there'd be 20-30 seconds for us to do something. I think some people just need that one experience to make them realize that a game can almost always be within reach.
|31 weeks 2 days ago||Yes, I know there's a||
Yes, I know there's a waitlist because I'm on it. Doesn't mean I have problems finding tickets to every game the last four years since I've been out of school - I've been to every one. If people want tickets to the games, they'll find them. I was able to get my tickets for face value every year; it really isn't that hard.
|31 weeks 2 days ago||If there were enough die-hard||
If there were enough die-hard fans to fill the seats every game, then there wouldn't be any of these casual fans at the games that you seem to hate so much. It's part of what comes with an elite football program - get used to it. There will be die-hards, and there will be people getting tickets for the sake of it because it's Michigan.
|31 weeks 2 days ago||Well you should understand||
Well you should understand that not every student is a die-hard Michigan fan the moment they buy tickets. Before I went to Michigan, I couldn't have cared less about football in general, but my brother convinced me to get season tickets because it's such a big part of the UM culture. I was guilty of showing up late to games for the first couple years, but as I became a bigger fan, I understood what it meant to get to the games on time. Just glad I had my brother to steer me in the right direction because now I am a die-hard fan. Give the students a break - they'll appreciate it more eventually, and those are the ones who do show up on time.
|31 weeks 2 days ago||Sorry, but that's a really||
Sorry, but that's a really bad analogy. Kids go to class because they have to most of the time. Going to a football game is completely different, especially when a big part of the student culture is tailgating/partying. There are no consequences for showing up to a football game on time or 30 minutes late, so they don't care, and you can't really change that.
|31 weeks 2 days ago||Not really true - I'm in row||
Not really true - I'm in row 2 and there were empty seats around us until the second quarter. People definitely didn't show up on time today.
|31 weeks 3 days ago||Glad I paid for the BTN||
Glad I paid for the BTN subscription to watch the wrong broadcasts
|38 weeks 3 days ago||I can't wait to play ND||
I can't wait to play ND
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Best: Le Creuset dutch oven||
Best: Le Creuset dutch oven (best thing EVER)
Worst: in general, going to the in-laws for Christmas day
|1 year 25 weeks ago||ditto||
|1 year 28 weeks ago||For the lazy||
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Yeah, but I think it's||
Yeah, but I think it's pointless for Dantonio to complain about a flop when he probably coaches his own punter to do the same in the same situation. I'd think any good punter in the country would've done the same thing - heads up play to sell it to the refs.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||I'm shocked that MSU fans are||
I'm shocked that MSU fans are crying about the penalty, claiming that it was a bad call or that the MSU player was blocked into the kicker.
1. Don't call a punt block with the kind of field position you can get with plenty of time on the clock and an offense that had been moving the ball really well. It was almost guaranteed to at least go into OT.
The penalty wasn't even remotely close to "borderline" as some Sparties are saying. Quit making excuses and own up to your team's mistakes.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||The punter was legitimately||
The punter was legitimately hit, and that will get called all the time.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Disagree. What happened in||
Disagree. What happened in this game will get called 100% of the time, and a Sparty fan I was watching it with agreed. Bad way to end the game for them, but schadenfreude for us!
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Iowa State has some talent,||
Iowa State has some talent, but I don't think it matches Michigan. The score is showing that now, but you could tell even earlier in the game - we just needed our shots to drop.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||It was even crazier once we||
It was even crazier once we got down there. It took us a long time because it was so crowded that people had to squeeze together to let more people down on the field.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||You show individual||
You show individual happiness, I give you mass happiness
|1 year 29 weeks ago||NOT rushing the field tells||
NOT rushing the field tells them we're back.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||We dug ourselves a hole in||
We dug ourselves a hole in the first half, but I think Duke could've beaten anyone tonight playing / shooting the way they did (52% from three!). I have good feelings about this team though going forward, and Burke looks like he's getting better and better every game.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Anyone have a stream? I'm||
Anyone have a stream? I'm trying to watch on espn3 but it hasn't been working on my computer (just keeps telling me I'm not logged into Comcast, which I am).
|1 year 31 weeks ago||For the past four years, I've||
For the past four years, I've been parking/tailgating at a few different houses in the neighborhood across the street from the stadium. I've enjoyed it there, and you can find spots for $10-30, depending on how far away you decide to park.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||I wasn't impressed with Maize||
I wasn't impressed with Maize and Blue Deli. I love corned beef and I was actually pretty disappointed with theirs. Their other sandwiches are good, but I'm too much of a corned beef addict to order anything else.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||I was an advocate for Denard||
I was an advocate for Denard since his freshman year, but I'm a little baffled at the seemingly blind support of him this year. Look at his numbers, and most importantly, look at him play, and he has taken a step back since last year - very disheartening. I've seen nothing from him this year that would make him an absolute favorite over Gardner. Sure, he's a playmaker and can rip off a big run here and there, but many of his big pass plays are bailouts from the WRs, or they're canceled out by his lack of accuracy and interceptions. Denard made a huge jump in QB ability last year, but it seems as if he's plateaued. I'm not buying the argument anymore that he'll get better this year because it just hasn't beenx happening - what evidence have you seen?
Purdue is a great opportunity to get Gardner some real quality PT and actually run the offense rather than just coming in for a few plays. Gardner looks like he could be the better QB now, and I was really frustrated that we wasn't given a chance earlier in the game. He's the future of this team and I see him taking over next year, and possibly towards the end of this season.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||I dug up this WSJ article||
I dug up this WSJ article that someone else here found last year. Looking back from 2002, teams in general are 0.48 in wins following a bye week. The B1G is worst among major conferences at 0.347. I like our chances.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Agreed. I know a few a||
Agreed. I know a few a people who moved around a lot as kids and found different teams they liked. Then when they went to college, they ended up being fans of both their college and childhood favorite.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||They're ranked 20th in the||
They're ranked 20th in the coaches poll, so not sure why they didn't make it in the AP