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|1 year 23 weeks ago||Damn you, Firestone tires!||
Damn you, Firestone tires!
|3 years 29 weeks ago||As a Catholic...||
I pray that is not really Jesus, but is in fact Angry Michigan BLANK Hating God that is about to get Atomic Elbow'd.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Pre-College Favorites Lineup||
I'm a lifelong fan, and remember about the same span of years as everyone else here, so I'll limit myself to childhood until my last year of High School (roughly 1987 - 1995 teams).
QB: Michael Taylor - First QB I liked & always stuck with me
DL: William Carr
K: Remy Hamilton
Turned out to be harder than I thought, but it was a fun exercise.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Fat Elvis||
If you had Joppru on your list you were around for Fat Elvis Tony Pape. He was a good RT.
Could also go with Rueben Riley or Dave Pearson for solid linemen.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Let's not forget one Terrance||
Let's not forget one Terrance Taylor.
I remember (but can't find) an article about Mike Martin arriving as a freshman and he and Taylor talking about who was the best wrestler on the team.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||I love that Groupthink is one||
I love that Groupthink is one of the choices.
If I see that Groupthink is in the lead I will vote for it!
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Steele, Irons, what about||
Steele, Irons, what about Gold? Some say he was too flashy but I thought he set the standard for linebacker names.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||I think I'll name my next dog||
I think I'll name my next dog Devin Barkner.
|3 years 46 weeks ago||I think Barwis would agree||
that Barwisizing takes time.
Look at our 2 deep on D last year. Truth is we WERE undersized, though not because of the 'small light non-B10 team' BS you cite. I think it was more due to starting so many underclassmen who had yet to go through the combo of Barwis and growing up from 17 to 21 yrs old.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||Ah yes. The ol' Hokey-Pokey.||
Ah yes. The ol' Hokey-Pokey.
|4 years 7 weeks ago||I, for one,||
am excited to see all of these guys playing in these new positions at the same time this saturday...
...once we're up by 35 points!
|4 years 7 weeks ago||Don't know which but...||
I would like to throw something out there that I haven't seen said.
I was pretty young at the time, but one of my earlier memories of Coach Mo was either 1992 or 1993. Coach Moeller and the other coaches were on the sidelines of the game and the camera kept zooming in on shots of their watch faces with the number 5 on the glass of the face signifying 5 consecutive Big Ten champions. I don't remember if it was '92 and they were going for number 5, or if it was '93 and they were showing that they wanted to defend the 5 championships.
And Coach Moeller was the coach for the last 3 of those 5 straight. Haven't seen anything like that since Moeller's been gone, and like many have mentioned, those years gave us some awesome memories.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Taliban Offense||
Yeah, that Taliban offense is really one-dimensional: all bombs.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Thanks a lot for the||
Thanks a lot for the reply!
I'm looking forward to getting the equipment and making my first batch.
I'll stop with the OT posts now.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Staying OT...||
I've clicked through several times in the past month or so to check it out (the name is what got me to click through).
Good stuff. I've been thinking about starting to homebrew and my work internet filter has yet to block your blog as being related to "Alcohol". I'd love to be able to pick your brain sometime once I get up and running.
And it was interesting to see that John Leinenkugel and I have similar tastes in beer (malt and hops in balance), though it always varies based on what sounds good at the moment.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Out for year/back next year||
That was an awesome post, and I think it added some good perspective and clearly wasn't meant to trash the hardworking kids on our team that we all love.
I have a request, since part of this post is to imagine what next year could be: how about our guys who are out for the year but will be back next year (assuming Angry Michigan XXXX Hating God will allow it)?
T-Wolf, Mike Jones, (Mike Williams?) etc.
I would take a stab at it but I'm at work...
|4 years 9 weeks ago||Is it bad then that when I||
Is it bad then that when I was a student I used to eat awesome food at Rick's and then go get drunk and dance at Tios all the time?
|4 years 12 weeks ago||Why is Denard getting mauled||
Why is Denard getting mauled by a panther?
|4 years 15 weeks ago||Big Blue...||
I love the spirit of thefaz's post, so let me second it and save any sarcasm.
HOWEVA, please can we stop with the "Big Blue"?
Big Blue is:
OK, so that last one wasn't so bad...
Sorry if this is a little over-the-top but Big Blue is generic and is not and should not be the Univeristy of Michigan.
We have plenty of real names and traditions that we have every right to be proud of, so let's stick to them!
|4 years 15 weeks ago||0 is nonnegative too...||
0 is nonnegative too...
|4 years 15 weeks ago||I'm not a wonk, but I am an||
I'm not a wonk, but I am an engineer...
Remember this shows correlation, not causality. The NFL is increasingly a passing-dominated league (look at how frequent the 4000 yd seasons are for QBs now) since they are tweaking rules to favor receivers and protect QBs over the last several years.
So I would expect these results. On average, if a team in the NFL can pass, it has a an offense that scores points. If it can't pass, it doesn't have an offense that scores points. Therefore passing competence would correlate logically with winning football games.
I'd expect similar results in CFB just anecdotally since it seems there are more teams running passing spreads and pro-style offenses than three are teams running spread-option-style offenses or option offenses. But there are a good amount of run-dominated offenses out there, so I would think the correlation between passing offense and wins to be a bit weaker than in the NFL while the correlation from run offense to wins is probably a little stronger. Again, because it's a correlation, not necessarily a causation.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||WOW, that is||
telling. VERY telling.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||Request for the Mathlete||
I would love to see a projected likelihood of winning each game on the 2010 schedule based on last year's statistics for each team in the Mathlete's expected points system.
Obviously wouldn't be an accurate predictor since neither us nor any opponent should be the exact same team, but I think it would be a very interesting data point.
Then we can pretend that our opponents haven't improved any but we have and imagine how many more wins that would equate to in an expected value predictor system.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||I love that...||
...when she says she doesn't want anything with him, first she says it's because he's "old", then because he's "married".
I love it because I am only "married", so I may still have a shot!
/horrible, creepy joke
|4 years 19 weeks ago||Wow.||
Wow. I almost tl;dr'd it until I read the first line & realized it was "The Day the Music Died" so I decided to read on.
Song parodies aren't often very good IMHO but this was awesome! Well done!
Perfectly captures the mood of probably all of us right now.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||This is true except when the||
This is true except when the person making the robo-call is none other than Lloyd Carr.
I got a call from him yesterday where he intimated to me that Jay Riemersma will make a "tremendous" congressman. I must say that would have made me more likely to vote for him (at least a little) had I been a resident of his potential district.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||If nothing sucked, and like,||
If nothing sucked, and like, everything was cool all the time, then it’s like, how would you know it was cool?
See, it’s like, you need stuff that sucks to have stuff that’s cool.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||How about "sexy"?||
How about "sexy"?
|4 years 20 weeks ago||Alamo Bowl worst call||
If I had to pick a worst call from the 2005 Alamo Bowl, since one HAS to make the all-decade list, it would be Henne's "fumble" with his arm moving forward. I remember it being reviewed and saying to my friend "this will get overturned. We can't get burned by the same blown call TWICE in the same season (happened against MSU that year too)" then the call stood as a fumble.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Obviously not a fan of Dennis||
Obviously not a fan of Dennis Leary...