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|14 hours 57 min ago||1 more day...||
1 game at a time, get better each and every week...that's all anyone (on the team) needs to be focused on. The rest is just outside noise that will take care of itself.
This team has a real opportunity. People forget that last year we started 6-1, even though it was a fake as shit 6-1.
Let's play our best football each time out and we'll see where the chips fall. That's what I love about Michigan Basketball, they're forever moving forward no matter if they start the year highly touted/ranked or not. You see the improvement even in a good number of the losses, you feel like we played some good basketball...it just wasn't our night (or the calls just didn't go our way). And in many of the other losses, you don't feel like it was a step back, just something to be learned.
Football can't play their best game in the 2nd game of the year against two 1st round DL draft picks and then just shit the bed.
I excpect there to be a lot of "Sharpian" hater type noise this weekend, just because they get their rocks off to "THE HORROR," and then that will die down some. Next week, it'll be back, but we're on the road and we've got a real shot to get some footing on this season with a win @ND.
Run off wins headed into East Lansing and you're talking about the biggest/most pivitol game in this program since Hoke's first win over OSU.
Take that one and it'll officially be time for folks to take notice. Not 100% back, but it'll be time for Michigan to get some of that love/respect that we used to get just becuase we were Michigan. You know, that "ranked a little higher, just because we're Michigan/Texas/ND love (before the SEC took it all)," that extra media attention, that "second week of the season and we've got Heisman candidates love."
But just a game at a time, I'm going to enjoy this year one game at a time. I hate when fans say "don't look ahead" to other fans...we're not the ones playing! But this season, I'm not looking ahead any more than I just did. I just want to watch every detail and see improvement each week.I want to show up in EL with them on their heels because Michigan is in town and we've shown that we're the real deal.
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|20 hours 2 min ago||Anthony Thomas had some good years...||
Just depends on what you consider success.
Biakabutka and Howard (and Floyd) also hung around the league for a respectable about of time. Chris Perry would've hung around longer if he didn't get hurt so often.
I suppose we haven't had a superstar or 5,000 yard rusher in the NFL. But that's a lot harder than it sounds. Even harder in today's NFL. According to the source of all sources...Wikipedia, there are only 5 active rushers with 8,000 career yards or more. Only 28 players have ever broken the 10,000 yard barrier.
I believe Thomas and Biakabutka each had around 3,500-4,000 yards. Wheatley had about 5,000. Chris Howard was once married to Gabrielle Union.
|20 hours 12 min ago||I love Bo||
But Michigan football doesn't begin and end with him.
He deserves to have his statue out in front, by itself, for everyone to see...
But there's no reason you can't create a completely seperate "Michigan Football Memorial Park" (insert donor name here)
And have life size (not larger than life) statues of the retired players, plaques with faces on them, etc.
Like what the Yankees have.
You can also figure out ways to honor great TEAMS...which for a school that yells "The Team. The Team. The Team" to everything...that would certainly be pretty cool to honor teams like most schools honor retired numbers.
We have Schembechler Hall so some of this would be redundant...but it would be nice to visit on gameday, a walk through the History of Michigan Football. Take pictures next to the great players, list the names of the players of the great teams. You can do a wall like the do in DC for some of the monuments....take a bunch of elements and make it our own.
Have a Heisman corner and honor those guys.
When you play at Michigan, you want to be honored in this park once you're done. Whether individually, or as a team.
I personally just like this idea better than retiring numbers or going crazy with patches. Both are too hard to figure out at a school like Michigan. You don't want to take numbers off the field, you don't want your best players always wearing the same number (which we already have).
|1 day 1 hour ago||That's not necessarily what he was saying...||
He was saying when he was Freshman...he'd come off the bench behind the starter and he'd still get a chance to throw the ball. Spurrier believed he recruited guys for his system and when they got in the game, they should run his system, not get under center and run the ball and run the clock out.
TAMU could've put a back up in and still run their offense and that's what Palmer was saying.
I have no problem with continuing to run your offense until you get under 2 minutes. But you should put the backups in.
|1 day 1 hour ago||What game?||
I missed that...
|1 day 1 hour ago||These games have done one thing...||
...made me JEALOUS!
I want to watch some MICHIGAN FOOTBALL!!!
|1 day 1 hour ago||This was awesome...||
Sounded JUST like him. Just needed a "weeeeellllllllllll"
|1 day 1 hour ago||These are great...||
Some of them are a little overly corny, but no bias...the ones with the Michigan guys just seem to be a little better written.
The new one with Johnny Manziel and the Navy Heisman winners is pretty good except Johnny is awkward in it.
|1 day 3 hours ago||I want Texas A&M to win...||
...but I want S. Carolina to get 3 here and get 7 on the first drive of the 2nd half...let's have a good game.
|1 day 3 hours ago||This freshman is a BEAST||
|1 day 4 hours ago||Marcus Lattimore wasn't known as a speedster...was he?||
Everyone said that even when they played together. Doesn't seem far fetched to me.
|1 day 4 hours ago||384 for me...||
I hate Time Warner. Can't wait to get AT&T when it's offered in my area.
|1 day 4 hours ago||LOL||
Musberger called Connor Shaw a scrub!
|1 day 4 hours ago||Wow he stood in there and made a hell of a throw...||
Great game thus far.
|1 day 4 hours ago||It is if you have the sports package||
...should be near BTN.
|1 day 4 hours ago||I feel bad for you...||
I haven't been this excited for Michigan football since 2007/2008.
This team is going to be solid and our rivals are suffering big time suspensions and injuries. I hate to bank on that...but we've got a real shot to win every game right now. That doesn't mean we will, but it was clear going into a few of these years that beating Alabama, OSU, MSU on the road, etc. was just going to be tough.
It was the same this year and then these suspensions and injuries happened.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Amen...||
The guy creates space and mismatches in this conference where people said it would never be possible.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Maybe they're phasing them out?!||
Honor the legends, but the patches are stupid. They take up to much room in bowl games. You can't give out #1 because it could be 2 different guys.
Just make a monument park with plaques and statues and things of that nature.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Better than maize pom poms?||
|1 day 4 hours ago||This game...||
Could easily end in the high 40's, IMO. I think SC has a VERY good offense and this speed of the TAMU offense is an equalizer no matter who is at QB.
|1 day 5 hours ago||I wanna cry||
I love college football so much.
What game socks and alternate gloves are to Wolverine Devotee...college football (any game) is to me. Such an amazing sport and level of competition.
|1 day 5 hours ago||YOU ARE LOOKING LIIIIIIIVE||
Say what you want about Mus...I'll miss him on Saturday nights.
|1 day 5 hours ago||I immediately got on MGoBlog||
Tebow is actually pretty good, Spears is meh, Fienbaum or whatever his name is...he sucks. He's too shock radio for TV.
They've got decent chemistry for Day 1, but it's just too much SEC slurping for me to ever watch this seriously.
Now I know I'm not missing anything.
|1 day 5 hours ago||Yes they can...||
Current players can't really say, "Yeah, coach is a racist"
Yes, they can...it's called a mistake. People do things they have to apologize for later every day. That could easily be one of those things.
People make claims every day, not only on race...it doesn't make them correct. And if it can't be proven and if it's put to bed, many times people dismiss those people.
I wouldn't put it past ANY college athlete to make a claim in the heat of emotion. It's part of growing up.
How could you say that? THE SAME TEAM just had a kid lie about saving a life!! Kids make shit up. Especially when they're not thinking.
Just like the first kid had to apologize for lying, it wouldn't shock me at all if this kid is apologizing by the end of the weekend. These wouldn't be the first and won't be the last kids to lie without thinking of the ramifications.
But we'll see what happens with this case, because he could be on to something and maybe he's right.
But for those people acting like this is the Penn State syndrome and people aren't believing the victim, that's garbage. Calling someone a racist and accusing someone of sexual assualt or molestation isn't even remotely the same. Racism claims are made by people of all colors all the damn time, they should be taken seriously, but it's not the same as PSU.
|1 day 5 hours ago||Just good ol' common sense...||
But we'll see smart ass.
I'm in no way defending Sark, I just find it hard to believe that someone (who's 18-19 years old) can have adversity, then make a claim via Instragram and it validated just because a kid said so.
But you're right...let's wait and see what happens. But in the end, you're still a dick...and that has nothing to do with race. I'll be the first to admit if I'm wrong, but I'll also be sure to tell you "I told you so" if I'm correct.
|1 day 7 hours ago||***OOPS***||
I just proofread and realized I picked TAMU.
Definitely calling for S. Carolina in that one...they're could easily be in the Final 4 this year. I'm sticking with all of my other ones.
|1 day 7 hours ago||It's so weird||
That I'm still at work and we're 2 hours from kickoff...
|1 day 7 hours ago||You should...||
It's been on for a couple of weeks, you just probably haven't noticed.
Everyone should have it unless they have basic cable packages and no sports add-on.
If you've got the alternative ESPN's and BTN and the Fox Sports channels, you shouldn't worry.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Completely understand||
I certainly can't argue it...it's probably not a smart pick, because you're right, they're better than they've been in recent memory. However, the system is the system and if I go 5-1 instead of 6-0 this year, meh, I can live with that.
|1 day 7 hours ago||HAHAHA||
Well done. I almost forgot, the NCAA is always watching.