I GIVE UP ON HATING WISCONSIN
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- 4 years 35 weeks
|15 hours 16 min ago||The Fab 5 was the start of my||
The Fab 5 was the start of my Michigan fandom. In one calendar year, Desmond hit the Heisman pose in the end zone, and those kids became the story of college hoops. I was a bandwagon jumper as a kid; without them, i might've been a lifelong Miami Hurricanes fan.
So yeah, I'm pretty glad the Fab 5 happened.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Here's the big problem for||
Here's the big problem for me:
PSU FANS, 19??-2010: "JoePa IS Penn State! No one walks, talks, breathes or works in this town without his permission. He is BIGGER than the university, because he has success WITH honor!"
PSU FANS, 2011-present: "He's an old man! He's just the football coach! What was he supposed to do??"
|10 weeks 4 days ago||I guess I just don't get it.||
I guess I just don't get it. Such a scandal is unthinkable at any school, so I'll just use the Fab Five as an example... I could really care less that they took the wins/Final Four appearances away. I saw them happen with my own eyes, they can't take away the memories.
And whatever you think of Webber et al, let's all agree it's a small fraction of what went down at PSU.
Why would they fight so hard about this, keeping the story in the spotlight for a longer period of time? It's not like Paterno's able to appreciate their "loyalty."
Does restoring the victories somehow restore the reputation in their eyes? If so... i don't even know what to say.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Never Forget...||
...the REAL victims in all of this are the Paterno family and PSu football fans.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||SHOCKING!!||
I am SHOCKED... SHOCKED, I tell you... that hiring a head coach with a sub-.500 record at Ball State and San Diego State has led us to anything short of the promised land!
|1 year 1 day ago||This is plenty disappointing||
This is plenty disappointing without invoking football.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||I scored a 45. Higher than||
I scored a 45. Higher than Eric Decker, I'm told.
I win the Wonderlic. He wins on looks, athletic ability, salary, and hot country star wife.
It's a push... right?
|1 year 15 weeks ago||As a hip-hop fan in the 90s,||
As a hip-hop fan in the 90s, I'm going to find it just about impossible to root against this kid.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||A&M goes to Chick-Fil-A vs.||
A&M goes to Chick-Fil-A vs. Duke.
UGA it is I guess.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||In a perfect world we would||
In a perfect world we would be the same program that we were in the 1970s.
Coach Hoke? Is that you??
|1 year 17 weeks ago||I feel like the||
I feel like the tried-but-true "PAIN" is a very realistic prediction for tomorrow.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||This will NOT be 2009 all||
This will NOT be 2009 all over again.
As I recall, we were in that game until the 4th quarter.
The only thing left unsettled by the 4th quarter will be whether Urban STOPS at "half-a-hundred."
Seriously, is Gardner even going to play??
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Meanwhile...||
Rich Rodriguez's Arizona team takes a 14-3 lead to the 2nd quarter vs. Oregon.
Not a joke.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Here are some jokes for||
Here are some jokes for you:
-beating Michigan next week will likely lower Ohio State's chances at a national title.
-Michigan is looking up at iowa and Minnesota in the standings. Not to mention Sparty. They've also lost to the Artists Formerly Known as Penn State.
-The Brady Hoke Era.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Thank God it isn't football.||
Thank God it isn't football.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Yeah...||
I'm a little surprised, but then I think about this logically, and I'm not. At all.
Nonetheless, cue the "ESS EEE CEE PAYS PLAYERS LOLOLOL!!" apologists.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Sure||
Sure, it saves the season. Just like switching o-lines with Alabama would save the season.
I'll leave it up to you to determine which is more likely.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||So what does it take?||
What will lead to some changes? A 6-6 finish? (very possible IMO) Urban and the boys hanging "half-a-hundred" in a few weeks? I'm honestly curious... up until yesterday, I agreed with Brian's stance that nothing would change, but now...
|1 year 21 weeks ago||"He's a young guy"||
Lewan is 10 days older than Gholston, meaning he was a full two years older than Gholston when he pulled an identical stunt to the one Gholston pulled in 2011. So any "he's young and made a mistake" rationale better have been granted to Gholston--perhaps more so--two years ago.
Suspend him for the next game. Period.
As far as anything else connected to yesterday/this rivalry... time to call it like it is. The tide has turned. MSU has the better program, evidence by their vastly superior preparation for yesterday's game (how scary is it to think we had a bye week before this one?!?) This has become an annual narrative. Could it change with the influx of Michigan recruiting? Possibly, but I'm not holding my breath as long as the current staff is in command.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||To paraphrase Lou Brown from||
To paraphrase Lou Brown from Major League: "I think you can go get her now..."
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Do You Believe in Miracles??||
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Excellent||
Bittersweet, knowing that I've seen the last of what I believe will be the most exciting Michigan player of our lifetimes.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Professionalism||
Professionalism is one thing, yes. But I think you'd be hard-pressed to find too many businesses (non-essential personnel, etc.) who'd be less than understanding if employees were reluctant to come into work the day after an employee shot and killed himself on company grounds in front of two organizational leaders.
Not to mention the camaraderie and unity required to 'work' in professional football. This guy was a starter... um, imagine being told "hey so-and-so, you're starting tomorrow" under these circumstances. Hard to prepare--this isn't exactly a tweaked hamstring.
Then again, I'm fully aware we're talking about the NFL here.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Reports....||
Reports say Jovan Belcher, undrafted LB out of Maine, killed girlfriend then drove to practice facility where he fatally shot himself.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||This is one of a million||
|2 years 18 weeks ago||This is one of a million||
This is one of a million reasons i could never be coach, but a huge part of my gameplan for this Bowl would be getting that kid the record. Especially after I... uh, I mean, the coach... left him standing on the sideline during the last possession today.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Seconded...||
Seconded by TomVH.
|3 years 2 weeks ago||Wrong||
NO!! Must rage against all things GongShow!
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Honor?||
I think I'd rather be "honored" as Grand Marshal of a Glory Hole convention.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||I, uh...||
I, uh... know someone... who is interested in these sorts of things, and he has found that lots of online books put out lines on FCS or FBS vs. FCS no earlier than Friday afternoon, sometimes as late as Saturday morning. With limited UMass knowledge, while being as impartial as possible.... I'd believe anything between 25-35. 21 seems a tad light...