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- Rutgers/Maryland (no one should have to go to the East Coast twice in a season)
- 2 against West Division
- Probably Indiana
- Other one of Rutgers/Maryland
- 1 at West Division
- Elvis Grbac
- Todd Collins
- Scott Dreisbach (never saw any regular-season action)
- Brian Griese
- Tom Brady
- Drew Henson (only started one game)
- John Navarre (only started one game)
- Chad Henne
- Ryan Mallett
|6 days 1 hour ago||I'm a Tigers fan, but my fantasy team is riding||
I'm a Tigers fan, but my fantasy team is riding Masterson and Ubaldo, so I hope they can keep their pace up for the rest of the season.
|1 week 3 days ago||Should have put your wife in||
Should have put your wife in the picture with Tressel
|1 week 3 days ago||Seriously, of all teams to||
Seriously, of all teams to play consistently in London, the NFL sends the Jags? They are probably the worst possible team to go there and represent American football. However, given that they are near the bottom in home attendance in the league, the NFL probably has the least to lose by taking their home games.
|1 week 3 days ago||I was there five years ago,||
I was there five years ago, and most of the cross streets had big letters painted onto the street, "LOOK RIGHT"
It was idiot American/European proof.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Blame Hoke||
Since you are encouraged to donate in an amount related to the score of a significant game, the low per-capita donations must be a result of lower scoring Michigan games recently. If you're an optimist, you can say Mattison's defense has been awesome keeping the other team from scoring. If you are naturally angry, you can blame Borges for the offense not scoring as much as maybe they could have.
12.10 was too low for me, but I didn't want to go too much higher, so I went with 24.12, a good old standby.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I know it sucks to lose a game like that, but I||
I know it sucks to lose a game like that, but I disagree that we need to get D this summer. We got DeKeyser, he looks great, just got hurt, Lashoff is only 22 and is playing in his second playoff game, give him a year to mature and improve, and basically the same with Smith. After Kronwall-Ericsson, pretty much everyone is young. They have the chance to get better.
Quincy--ok I can't defend (no pun intended) him. He should be good at this point in his career, or he should be gone.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Is it possible that the B1G||
Is it possible that the B1G basketball schedule is worked into a combined weekend like the Thanksgiving/OSU hockey/The Game? I think many more people would be inclined to travel if they could attend a hockey and basketball game on Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday.
Who makes the B1G basketball schedule and does anyone think they are taking this into account?
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Relevant|
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Mets||
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Probably not. I just read a||
Probably not. I just read a tweet that said that you will see every team in the opposite division at least once in 4 years. That can't be done with 2 year rotations, you only get 6 in four years.
I'm not sure how it will work out exactly, especially with the IU-PU protected crossover, but I imagine for Michigan it will be some thing like:
Year 1: Minnesota (H), Nebraska, Wisco (A)
Year 2: Minnesota (A), Iowa, Northwestern (H)
Year 3: Illinois (H), Iowa, Northwestern (A)
Year 4: Illinois (A), Purdue, Wisco (H)
Year 5: Nebraska (H), Purdue, Wisco (A)
Year 6: Nebraska (A), Minnesota, Northwestern (H), etc.
That set-up kind of staggers home/away to achieve the desired effect. Of course I don't know how that system would work across 14 teams, and gets the right home-away, competitiveness-fairness balance. But I think it works.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||If we can't beat Ohio, we||
If we can't beat Ohio, we don't deserve to be in the playoffs. I prefer this to the potential awkwardness of playing them twice in a row, which is looking pretty likely this year.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||So in 2016, our schedule will||
So in 2016, our schedule will look like this (obviously not in this order) assuming they keep as many home/road alternating series as possible:
5 HOME GAMES
4 AWAY GAMES
Also, in 2016 M has open dates in Week 2 (9/10--vacated by ND) and in the middle of B1G season. Unless they move the Ball State game in Week 4 to Week 2, or schedule a B1G game early in the season, they will have to play 11 straight weeks.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I'm tired of all the||
I'm tired of all the negativity on this board about the Lions. They are an NFL team. There are only 32, and due to parity in the league, there is no reason they cannot be successful. Yes, they have been disappointing over the last 50 years, but that has nothing really to do with the future. They have a roster with talent, experienced coaches, and young players who are now maturing and learning how to play in the NFL. I expect success in the near future.
And really, how many teams in the league are really that "better" than the Lions, in terms of sustained success in the recent past and into the future? I can list only a few who are clearly the class of the league: New England, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Green Bay, San Francisco (and they were a mess until Harbaugh), maybe the NY Giants. How about this list? Buffalo, Jacksonville, NY Jets, Miami, Arizona, Cincinnati, Oakland. We get to see the Lions firsthand, but it's not like that list looks much better. Point is, lots of teams struggle for a time period with hiring and firing coaches, GMs, and missing the playoffs. A streak of good luck and consistency of coaches and system should help them get back to the playoffs.
I guess I get it. Everyone wants to loudly profess how much they hate watching the team, how they will never win, etc. They are just lowering expectations as a defense mechanism, so if the team does do well they can be happy, but if they lose, they just shrug it off and can say "yeah, I expected that." People did the same thing during this basketball season. If I had a dollar for every board post here during the MSU/Wisco/PSU/Indiana games that said "this team won't make it out of the first round of the tournamet" I would be rich. If that works for you as a fan, that's good, I guess. Personally though, I prefer to be a little more optimistic. I'm realistic, but it's no fun as a fan if I'm expecting the worst at all times.
|4 weeks 4 hours ago||A shorter regular season will||
A shorter regular season will never happen. Assuming teams are profitable (most are), each game means everybody gets paid more--the owners, the players, the arena operators, even the bars and restaurants around the arenas that rely on hockey (and baseball, basketball, and football too, obviously). They all want to maximize the number of games, until the point that it's too much wear on the players and/or the fans check out because it costs too much.
I too liked the short season and high frequency of games. I think I did watch more than usual because I got into the habit of checking the schedule and knowing there was about a 50/50 chance a game was going to be on. I think ratings go up after lockouts is because the fans who are any more than casual have built up demand and want to show the world that they still care about the sport.
Now, whatever happened in the shorter regular season doesn't matter. The playoffs aren't any shorter, it still takes 16 wins to get the Cup.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||At first I thought Brady would be better than||
At first I thought Brady would be better than Braylon for B, but then I saw you had Tom, so it's all good.
Then I thought that Biakabtuka (??) would be better. Teaching a toddler to read and pronounce that name would be hilarious and awesome.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Um, Chad Henne? He's still in||
Um, Chad Henne? He's still in the League, as far as I know. And Denard will make a roster, even if he's not playing QB. So next season there should be 4 former Michigan QBs in the NFL.
This comment prompted me to look, and every Michigan starting quarterback from Elvis Grbac through Chad Henne/Ryan Mallett at least made an NFL roster. That's 1989-2007, and three head coaches (Bo, Mo, and Lloyd). It's a pretty remarkable streak, one that I don't think any other school even comes close to replicating.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||It's 9 inchesno, I'm not gonna make the joke.||
It's 9 inches
no, I'm not gonna make the joke. even though I should.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I had to check my cover of NCAA, but yeah, it's||
I had to check my cover of NCAA, but yeah, it's Barry and RGIII.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||The false dichotomys,||
The false dichotomys, generalization, fights and general grumpiness of everyone throughout this whole discussion (going back to the fall when people complained about the students coming late) is ridiculous. Pretty much everyone looks bad. So of course I'm going to add my opinion.
I like General Admission. If I want a good seat, I can choose to wait in line, as long as it takes, and I'll get a seat generally where I want. If my priorities lie elsewhere, such as drinking, studying, hooking up, or whatever, I can do that instead, but then I'll have to live with the consequences. Like most everything else in life, there is a trade off. Nearly everyone complaining about not being able to pregame and get into the seats they feel entitled to are just trying to have their cake and eat it too.
All the conversation about this is way overblown, IMO. It will work itself out, just like at every other school that has GA student sections. It might take a year or two of adjusting, but eventually people will figure out how to time their entrance into the stadium for their desired balance of morning partying and seat. The biggest difficulty will be getting large groups (I'm thinking 5-8 housemates, plus friends, out of towners, significant others, and other hangers-on) to all enter at once so to sit together. Groups will likely be smaller as getting a large group of drunk college students to all decide to walk to the game together is like herding cats.
Finally, it will be interesting to see what the student ticket scalping market is like. As time goes by in the morning, a student ticket is literally worth less and less. People will no longer rely on grabbing a ticket for cheap from some freshman girl puking next to a house on Hoover on her way to the game, just to get in.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||What happened to Woods 1-6?||
What happened to Woods 1-6?
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I dunno man, Ohio Stadium and||
I dunno man, Ohio Stadium and Spartan Stadium don't look very safe in this video:
|5 weeks 3 days ago||It's very possible that with||
It's very possible that with Hoke's "Fort Schembechler" mentality, he did not want the ESPN circus to be a distraction to his spring practice. So he told ESPN to wait until now.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||The Ewing Theory applies to||
The Ewing Theory applies to superstars, the kind of players who when they leave you say "well now they are going to suck." Like Ewing himself at Georgetown and with the Knicks. Hardaway isn't at that level, I don't think. Good, but not great player this year.
It does not really apply as well in college because everyone loses players every year.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Dwyer is a walk-on and a||
Dwyer is a walk-on and a senior next year, he may decide that continuing to work with the team is not worth it if there is not much room in the goalie section of the locker room
AFAIK Janecyk is a walk-on as well, and might make a similar decision. If neither decide to do so, great, always good to have senior for leadership and depth.
Rutledge would be the only one to potentially see the writing on the wall and look for an opportunity elsewhere. He's was slightly higher rated than Racine coming into freshman year, however, so I hope Red can convince him to stick around to see if he develops, and can put last year behind him.
Nagelvoort seems like just a lottery ticket, hoping we find another Shawn Hunwick.
At least, that's my outsider's guess on the situation. You probably know much more than I do.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Great pickup. I'm still not||
Great pickup. I'm still not sure if Racine figured it out at the end of the season and is going to play that well the rest of his career, or if he just got hot and his true performance is closer to what we saw in the rest of the season. Obviously, I hope it's the former, but it's good to have some insurance so we don't have to go through the first 5 months of last season again next year.
Also, Nagelvoort sounds like an awesome name to taunt from the student section. I would be lying if I said I wasn't a little sad the students will miss out on that. Obviouly, happier he's here to play for Michigan.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Step 1: Get a tattoo (if you||
Step 1: Get a tattoo (if you don't already have one) in an innocuous place
Step 2: Ask if he wants to see your tattoo
Step 3: Show him your new tattoo
(This thread had far too much seriousness, and not as much snark as I expected)
EDIT: And now I want to add, he's a man who coaches football, not just a football coach. I'm sure everyone talks to him about his thoughts on football all the time. He might appreciate it if you tried to explore other topics completely unrelated to football--his previous career, books he's read recently, movies, anything you would normally talk about with someone you just met. I'm sure he's used to it by now, but if I were him I would appreciate not being bombarded with football questions.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||You missed the point. Do you||
You missed the point. Do you have a pathological hatred for Michigan because you didn't get in? No, and good on you for that. The post you responded to was clearly a joke. You might be the one who needs to get over yourself if you get so defensive.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||68-62 Michigan||
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Closer is a position made up||
Closer is a position made up by the save statistic. There might be a few games the Tigers wish they had a closer, but not significantly more than a real closer would blow.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Big signing, good for the||
Big signing, good for the Wings. It would have hurt if the hometown kid had gone somewhere else. I wonder how much he'll play in Grand Rapids, or if Kenny promised him a lot of NHL time in order to get him to sign.