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|12 hours 47 min ago||East Lansing is a fucking||
East Lansing is a fucking police city state. Fuck cops. Fuck State.
|12 hours 56 min ago||And Avant is still in the||
And Avant is still in the League. Life is funny
|13 hours 9 min ago||I was in NYC. Watched the||
I was in NYC. Watched the last quarter from the sidewalk outside of Park Avenue CC
|13 hours 12 min ago||Ah, where are you tonight,||
Ah, where are you tonight, Bob Ufer?
|14 hours 56 min ago||That is exactly why it's a||
That is exactly why it's a good training ground for the rest of young peoples' lives.
|15 hours 24 min ago||Speaking of sports, am I the||
Speaking of sports, am I the only one who is stoked that the Andrew W.K. "Party Hard" Android commercial is on heavy rotation on the World Series broadcast?
|15 hours 26 min ago||I hate music||
Sometimes I don't.
(Tommy says so)
|15 hours 32 min ago||I hate music||
it's got too many notes
|15 hours 52 min ago||What is going on tonight?||
What is going on tonight? Cray-zay
|1 day 36 min ago||Yeah I think 1999 is the best||
Yeah I think 1999 is the best example. State beat Florida in a bowl game, Michigan beat 'Bama. Michigan may have still played for the MNC had they not gacked it up against Illinois the week after losing to Sparty. Sparty still had Saban and crashed pretty hard after he left. I was in the student section for the '99 game in EL. The hype leading up to that game was pretty cool, and the gameday atmosphere was electric. If that was how it always was, or even often was, I would view the rivalry in a totally different light.
|1 day 41 min ago||Pretty sure that's a line||
Pretty sure that's a line from the Master of Puppets album
|1 day 50 min ago||Zero Sum Game||
Zero Sum Game
|1 day 53 min ago||https://www.youtube.com/watch|
|1 day 11 hours ago||Nothing good happens at Whataburger after midnight.||
I once got busy in a Burger King bathroom.
|1 day 12 hours ago||Absolutely disgusting. The||
Absolutely disgusting. The people who did this should follow dog fighting. From Ohio.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Harbaugh will be coaching||
Harbaugh will be coaching until Christmas. There is plenty of time to line up an AD, evaluate the season, between the Ohio game and Christmas.
But what I really hate about this is keeping Harbaugh hope alive based on sheer speculation.
|1 day 17 hours ago||All we need are Henne, Hart,||
All we need are Henne, Hart, Manningham, and Antonio Bass's cryogenically frozen knee...
|1 day 17 hours ago||I hope you are right that the||
I hope you are right that the Giants will grind it out. A lot rides on whether we get the September/August Peavy, or the May/June/July Peavy.
I agree with you re the bullpen, batting, and starting pitching based on regular season stats alone, but the Royals line-up has been better in the post-season, even considering the DH, in terms of average and power stats. That may change if Morse can DH all games (he's hitting seventh today), but I am not sure he has much more in him than that Kirk Gibson like HR in game 5. He hasn't been in the lineup since August.... You could argue the Giants have had better post-season starting pitching, but Vogelsong and Hudson have been leaky. As for the bullpen, see the link in my earlier post, the Giants pen is the reason they are still playing right now, Petit and Casilla in particular.
|1 day 19 hours ago||I don't know if this is||
I don't know if this is totally rational, but I never really needed MGoBlog until after 2007. I certainly did not deal with Michigan losses well prior to 2008, but even after the bad ones the reality was that the worst case scenario was a New Year's Day bowl game in Florida. There was not this abiding need for catharthis, and for finding an MGoCommunity who remembers the good times, and is looking forward to better days.
|1 day 20 hours ago||Yes, Holland, Herrara, and||
Yes, Holland, Herrara, and Davis have been historically good throughout the regular season, and pitched well into the playoffs. But the Giants bullpen is hot too, with Petit, Casilla, Affeldt, and Lopez all at 0.00 for the postseason over 23 combined innings.
Add to that Romo and Strickland (who got banged around a bit this post-season, but he's good).
|1 day 20 hours ago||Hull is outstanding--he's||
Hull is outstanding--he's making plays all over the field. He reminds me of Posluszny, only he's not as big.
|1 day 20 hours ago||Baseball has become more like||
Baseball has become more like hockey over the last fifteen years. Speaking purely as a baseball fan, I think the best outcome would be to watch Scherzer pitch to Puig; to watch Kershaw pitch to Cabrera; or to have a freeway series.
What the MLB intended in expanding the post-season was to increase the TV revenue draw by having more games and expanding the season. I love watching the Giants, and they have earned their two series victories, paid off by tragedies in '62 and '02, among other things. However, the Series matchups were a lot better, and more exciting, before the Division Series.
|1 day 20 hours ago||That Penn State's defense is||
That Penn State's defense is ranked so high causes me to lose faith in these measures. You could make the argument that Northwestern's defense is better, based on the results of the games played. Although Northwestern was aided by 4 Wisconsin turnovers, they beat the Badgers; forcing turnovers is propensity that is hard to measure--on the one hand, it's probably more a measure of an inept offense (e.g., Michigan has to be close to last in turnover margin), but on the other hand, forcing a turnover is the greatest contribution a defense can make to the outcome of a game.
|1 day 20 hours ago||The feeling I get from media||
The feeling I get from media and/or social media is that America is generally behind the Royals, as they are a feel-good story (sort of like the Giants in 2010, when they had ofer-ed their last three Series appearances, and were the likeable by-product of good coaching, moxie, and Tim Lincecum). According to some calculations, the Giants are 46% less lovable without Tim Lincecum.
|1 day 23 hours ago||There is a deeper cultural||
There is a deeper cultural meaning to the rivalry, at least where I am from. I grew up in a cowtown, and farmers are overwhelmingly Sparty. Beating Michigan is viewed as vindication of their backwards, provincial, backwater values.
|1 day 23 hours ago||We've always had larger goals||
We've always had larger goals than beating Sparty. It really is a provincial rivalry, fuelled by Sparty's historic inferiority complex. Moreover, I can't recall this game ever determining the B1G championship. Either Michigan is down, as for most of the 1950s, 1960s, and since 2007, or Sparty is down. Arguably the most meaningful game played was the 1999 game, as either team could have won the Big Ten.
|2 days 20 hours ago||I see a lot of continuity||
I see a lot of continuity between how the Michigan offense played after the Penn State game last year through the Penn State game this year. (The Ohio game being the anomoly.)
|2 days 20 hours ago||School aged cats should go,||
School aged cats should go, if they have not been. I went in 1999 and 2001 and, apart from Sharky's, hated almost everything about it...
Seriously though, I think it builds character to get into those type of environments. Just keep your cool, remember it's just a game, and that you get to go back to Ann Arbor when it's all over.
|4 days 11 hours ago||ND played a Hell of a game.||
ND played a Hell of a game.
|4 days 20 hours ago||Yeah that's my takeaway as||
Yeah that's my takeaway as well. Maryland and IU are both very good offensively. IU has maybe the best tailback in the B1G.