...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
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|11 weeks 3 days ago||I thought his behavior in the||
I thought his behavior in the State game was embarrassing. Any moral edge we might have thought we had because of the 2011 game was mocked because of Lewan.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||True, but it has to be said||
True, but it has to be said that the goal is not someday to match MSU. The expectation for a Michigan coach is to have a clear edge in that rivalry. Our coaches from RR to the present have been failing that expectation. But don't get me wrong: I think Hoke should get another two years.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||That's true, but he coaches||
That's true, but he coaches for MSU, not Michigan. What's passable at State is not passable at here.
|12 weeks 23 hours ago||Dude, we're talking about||
Dude, we're talking about scheduling Florida.
Anyhow, I assume such teams would rather play us than any other team in the B1G, aside from maybe OSU. This won't change because of some losses.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||When Roscius was an actor in||
When Roscius was an actor in Rome...
|14 weeks 4 days ago||The B1G won't get respect||
The B1G won't get respect unless it beats an SEC team. Same goes with the ACC.
The SEC is still the best conference, and I think a one-loss Auburn should get the nod over the Buckeyes, who are the beneficiaries of a weak conference.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||It's that simple to you, huh.||
It's that simple to you, huh.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Michigan 30Ohio State||
Ohio State 27
Afterwards, the upset is rationalized just like every other upset is rationalized ("well, Gardner does have a lot of raw talent, and plus they had Gallon and Funchess, too, and the D is pretty good....")
|14 weeks 6 days ago||When will this kind of||
When will this kind of gratuitous, cloying patriotism cease to be a part of nearly ever athletic event?
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Carr may have been 7-4 or||
Carr may have been 7-4 or similiar in the week heading into The Game, but there are different ways to be 7-4. We're 7-4 in just about the worst way possible.
I felt the same way about Rodriguez's final 7-5 year.
A 7-4 Carr team might've underperformed a bit (and that might be an understatement) but it was never a total disaster over a span of games like we've seen under Rodriguez and Hoke. A 7-4 Carr team was always dangerous.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||It is a truism: If you bring||
It is a truism: If you bring reason to any discussion of the US military's aims and high rhetoric, you will likely piss the majority of people off.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||True, this idea that our||
True, this idea that our "freedom" is under constant threat is overstated, to put it very mildly.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Lame Michigan response||
We have always known that academics is important to Hand. Now all of a sudden (since the moment he committed to Alabama) Michigan people are acting as if all he cared about was football. The same kid we praised as a potential recruit for caring about academics is now being treated as if it was only about football.
We know that if he wanted to study engineering he was going to choose Alabama. To me, this only makes sense if he was steered away from the engineering program at Michigan.
|17 weeks 19 hours ago||His Dudeness and Section 1||
His Dudeness and Section 1 are truly two of my favorite posters. I'd also like to give a shout-out to jmblue, whose posts have emanated calm and sound reason for years now.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||True, he's being civil, but||
True, he's being civil, but he's openly challenging (repeatedly and at exhaustive nit-picky length) Brian's take on things. SC's civility doesn't change the fact that he's saying (with a certain level of aggression) that Brian's ultimately wrong.
You have to defend yourself against such a thing, and Brian's doing so.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||It's clear to all of us that||
It's clear to all of us that Brian and SC have been having a kind of dialogue about this. I don't see how you could take anything Brian said as abusing his power(!!) or slighting SC.
They happen to disagree, and Brian happens to be correct on this score :)
|17 weeks 2 days ago||I thought it distasteful how||
I thought it distasteful how Bolden and others celebrated after he (likely) concussed that Nebraska player. He wasn't celebrating any on-field result of the block, obviously. You should be able to take a player out of the play without trying to take his head off. But I guess that's football.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Eh, Space Coyote is a little||
Eh, Space Coyote is a little too comfortable with Borges's playcalling for my taste. After every game, the pressers would contain reams and reams of thick paragraphs analyzing why he persisted in calling plays that were doomed not to work.
/s, sort of
|17 weeks 2 days ago||I assume that until Borges||
I assume that until Borges calls a decent game or is fired we'll see a post like this every day. It's just an indicator of the overall level of frustration.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||I think fricking is||
I think fricking is preferable.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||They didn't win the||
They didn't win the conference to 2010. They shared with two other teams, both better, and then got demolished by Alabama in their bowl game.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Just tell yourself before||
Just tell yourself before every season: "I refuse to believe the inevitable hype coming out of Summer/Spring practice."
Remember how our O-line this summer was supposed to be a jump forward from last year's, what with all the highly touted recruits and whatnot?
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Every game this year we go||
Every game this year we go immediately into a passive, rush-four-and-see-what-happens shell, just waiting to be shredded. We gave up crucial 3rd and longs throughout this game because we refused to pressure the QB. Where is the 2011 Mattison, who drew up creative blitzes?
Also, Nebraska has about four plays, one of them being an option pitch. We played this correctly once in the 1st quarter. After that, the RB was always free. How do you not prepare adequately for this basic play?
But this is nothing compared to what you could say about the offense. Overall, this defensive performance should've been enough to win the game.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||If that's the case, I'm||
If that's the case, I'm hoping he'll clarify the difference between a road game and a nuetral-site game for me. I've been having some trouble with it.
Like, was our game against State a home game, since it took place in the state of Michigan, or was it nuetral site, since neither team lives in spartan stadium?
|17 weeks 6 days ago||I couldn't help thinking of||
I couldn't help thinking of this quote from the last Michigan Monday from the Ozone.
"At this point, it's almost reaching 'Just wait until RichRod gets his players here' levels."
|18 weeks 1 hour ago||M is not all that good of course, that||
M is not all that good of course, that hasn't changed.
M did not have one bad game; M has had several bad games and has looked weak on both sides of the ball (especially on offense of course). Beyond that, we've been outcoached on the offensive side of the ball throughout the season, and this reached its zenith with Sparty.
If you're content that in year 3 of the Hoke era Michigan State(!) is now the milestone in football for Michigan, then hats off to you I guess.
|19 weeks 23 hours ago||The little brother thing has||
The little brother thing has little to do with whether Michigan wins this or that game. It's simply a convenient shorthand for State's pretty well-documented inferiority complex/fixation on Michigan. Don't forget that they themselves (i.e., State players) referred to themselves this way. I understand that overusing it is lame, but it isn't going anywhere because it perfectly encapsulates an aspect of State fandom.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Only if you can guarantee||
Only if you can guarantee Borges won't have the team spend much of the game crashing directly into MSU linebackers two yards behind the LOS.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||That's what made the 2011||
That's what made the 2011 game so frustrating. State repeatedly tried to injure Denard, and our guys did nothing.
2012 was different: there were M players around every pile, pulling people off, everyone was looking out for each other and so on. It will be the same this year.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||I read in some research paper||
I read in some research paper somewhere that little brothers, particularly those with a pathological inferiority complex, have a higher incidence of acting out violently and attempting to be bullies than their more well-adjusted counterparts.