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|3 hours 42 sec ago||Uh....||
I....don't even own a clarinet.
|3 hours 9 min ago||Seconded||
The only people who still really care about this game are the haters who like to rub our nose in it, our own fanbase who still want to whine about it, and media-talking heads who like to play the first two off each to generate buzz from it.
Disagree wholeheartedly on your final point regarding the Freep. I'll never forgive that 2nd rate rag for their hatchet job against my beloved alma mater. The day I'm able to piss on the smoldering ruins of that periodical will be a happy day.
|3 hours 23 min ago||Whoa||
Mother of god, that looks like a scene out of "Necessary Roughness". I can just hear Hector Elizondo asking, "Who missed the assignment?", and Robert Loggia screaming back, "Everybody missed the goddamn assignment!"
|18 hours 26 min ago||I Could Be The Walrus...||
I could be the Walrus, but I'd still have to bum rides off of people.
Yeah, that's not true either, I actually do own a car
I did actually sleep with Mia Sara though....
....OK, yeah, that's total bullshit also.
|18 hours 49 min ago||I WAS IN THE POOL!!!!|
|18 hours 52 min ago||So what you're saying is that||
So what you're saying is that Dantonio is a bigot?
|18 hours 58 min ago||Sigh||
Believe it or not, I'm not actually Ferris Bueller, that was just a character I played.....oh wait, I'm not Matthew Broderick either.
|22 hours 5 min ago||Agreed||
If it means we're playing in Indianapolis on December 6th, then yes, have some.
|22 hours 9 min ago||Don't Give Yourself Too Much Credit||
Making that prediction is as difficult as predicting the sun rising in the morning.
|22 hours 13 min ago||C'mon||
It's unreasonable to expect this Michigan team to win games on the road against ND, MSU, and OSU in a single season. Suggesting that should be the standard for success is just setting yourself up for disappointment and giving yourself a license to bitch (unjustifiably).
Taking 2 of 3 of that gauntlet would be a major win for us and if they take all 3, well then we're probably closing out out the regular season in Indianapolis and staring at a good shot at making the playoff.
|23 hours 7 min ago||"You're a funny guy Sully. I||
"You're a funny guy Sully. I like you. That's why I'm going to kill you last."
|23 hours 13 min ago||Goddamn Jimmy, this is some||
Goddamn Jimmy, this is some serious gourmet shit. Me and Vincent would've been satisfied with some freeze-dried Tasters Choice, right? And he springs this serious gourmet shit on us.
|1 day 19 hours ago||So I wondered - is anyone||
Not yet. My daughter is only 3 and my son is just 10 months old. Still, as a season ticket holder who has grown weary of the Dave Brandon price-gouging over the past few years; the only thing that keeps me renewing each year is the thought of taking my children to their first game someday. I fondly look forward to that day.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Look, just because Michigan||
Look, just because Michigan has slid from being a program that can expect to be 9-3 year-to-year to being a program that aspires to being 9-3 doesn't mean that Lloyd Carr was a great head coach. Lloyd was a good coach and he can be credited to helping keep Michigan competitive, but does anyone believe that he squeezed the maximum potential out of every one of his teams? Lloyd won a National Championship and he deserves praise for that, but the fact that 1997 stands aa a glorious surprise as opposed to an expected culmination is something of an indictment against him.
Going into most seasons, you would look at Michigan's schedule and believe things were favorable, but you always wondered which game or two we would stub our toe on. That was the experience under Lloyd, and while he was good, he had the talent playing for him to be great and his limitations as a coach held Michigan back most seasons. Just because the program has slipped below this level of competency doesn't mean we should look to set the bar at Lloyd.
Cynics might say that to achieve anything better than 9-3 on a year-to-year basis is the best a program can expect that isn't prepared to play fast and loose with the rules in today's college football world. Maybe it's true. Still, those programs that are elite are the ones that expect to be 11-1 or 12-0 year-to-year and when they aren't, it's a surprise.
Lloyd Carr deserves a lot credit for what he did here as head coach. A Cincinnatus-like figure that reluctantly assumed the mantle of leadership at a time when the program was most vulnerable and held things together for almost a decade and a half. But that doesn't excuse him from any criticism in hindsight.
|1 day 19 hours ago||He scheduled the game because||
The plummeting sale prices for tickets on Stubhub disagrees with you.
|1 day 21 hours ago||Phew...||
Why do I have the terrible feeling that the Glove will have to reissue this post next season with "seven years" being updated to "eight years"? But not because we lost to App State again, those guys are getting completely annihilated this Saturday.
As for the rest of the season, please let me be wrong...
|1 day 22 hours ago||I want to be optimistic, but||
I want to be optimistic, but I can't shake the sense that we'll be looknig back on this year in December and telling ourselves, "what if?".
I want to believe that the OL comes together, allowing our 5th year senior QB, and stable of talented RBs and WRs, to stand up against our enemies, control the line of scrimmage, manage the clock, and efficiently score points.
I want to be surprised again, in a good way, like against OSU in 1996, or PSU in 2005.
I want results to not be the foregone conclusions that they seem to have become with us, and when the predictions are wrong, they're usually wrong in a bad way, like against Toledo in 2008 or Iowa last year.
I want the swagger that we had in the past that comes from programs built around superior recruiting and tear a hole in the psyche of all the Valentis of the world who will claim that programs can make up for lack of stars by being "tougher" than others or "coaching up" their players better.
I want all these things.
I want to believe. Make me wrong about being pessimistic, guys. Make me believe again.
|1 day 22 hours ago||Yeah, but you forgot one thing....||
This is no cave.
|4 days 14 hours ago||Yeah, I just hope Peppers||
Yeah, I just hope Peppers doesn't wind up at the bottom of a well while WD dances around nude with his rig tucked between his legs.
|4 days 23 hours ago||To be fair, we impugn the||
To be fair, we impugn the reputation of Big 10 schools not named Michigan and Northwestern also.
|1 week 1 day ago||Exactly||
OSU has gained more than its fair share of wins in the last 10 years because Michigan was not at full strength, and that never stopped their silly "Days Since Michigan Won The Game" from being tallied. I'm sorry that Miller got hurt, but screw their excuses. If the QB play proves to be difference in Columbus this November, Muppets will still be played.
|1 week 4 days ago||It's Friday!||
Time to head out and hit the clubs!
|1 week 5 days ago||This along with seeing||
This along with seeing tangible proof that Nussmeier adjusts well as the game goes along. The thing that was so frustrating with Borges was his seeming inability to counter when the opposing defense made effective adjustments to his gameplan.
This is one of the things that I think makes Mattison so good at what he does on the defensive side of the ball. He always seems to have a counter and then another counter as the game progresses and the defense as a result usually keeps the team in a position to win. Seeing Nuss show that ability would be very exciting.
Can you imagine how giddy we'd all get if MIchigan came out this year and actually made MSU pay for that A-gap blitz they love to run from their MLB?
|1 week 5 days ago||Yeah, 8-4 will definitely||
Yeah, 8-4 will definitely inspire a long offseason of "Fire Funk" and "Fire Hoke" threads which will result in numerous slapfights the likes of which we haven't seen since Rodriguez got the axe. Not an exciting prospect. Please exceed expectatoins guys....please!!!
|1 week 5 days ago||Actually, I think Bollinger||
Actually, I think Bollinger has publicly admitted that the halo was more his and Roberson's idea than Goss'. The halo got installed on Goss' watch, but it wasn't his brainchild.
That said, Goss was a horrible AD. He managed in 3 years to take a profitable, self-sustained department and run it millions of dollars into the red. He's responsible for giving us Brian Ellerbe and poisoning our relationship with Nike. For all the criticism Martin took during his tenure, Goss was orders of magnitude worse.
|1 week 6 days ago||Look you have to admit, your||
Look you have to admit, your criteria is completely arbitrary and inconsistently applied.
|1 week 6 days ago||And Princeton and Yale....||
And Princeton and Yale....
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||You think the man who||
You think the man who wouldn't spring to send the MMB to Texas for the Alabama / Michigan game is going to spring for Oberon on the Hockey Party Bus?
You'll get Milwaukee's Best my friend and like it.
|2 weeks 19 hours ago||With location listed as||
With location listed as "TBA", which should've been a major red flag for all of us.
Last season's game at the Joe was also listed as a "home" game, but it wasn't part of the season ticket package.
Look, I'm not trying to defend what the Athletic Department did with regards to this, I've made at least a dozen comments on two threads to the contrary. Still, to claim that they have criminally defrauded the season ticket holders is an overstatement.
|2 weeks 19 hours ago||Umm||
What? Season ticket holders are not getting a seat at Soldier Field as part of their package. I'm sure the Ticket Office will come out with some kind of preferred seating offer to the season ticket holders similar to what they did for the Big Chill, but we'll have to pay for it just like every other attendee will.