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|16 hours 29 min ago||This is certainly NOT the only way to do it.||
Soccer is 99% passing, dribbling, and tackling. So make the tiebreak something that involves those things instead of just shooting, which is like deciding an NBA game with a free throw contest at the end.
Such as... two players from Team A get the ball at the top of the box. Team B has a goalie and 2 defenders. If Team B puts the ball out of bounds or keeper gets possession, Team B wins. Team A has to put the ball in the net to win. Switch sides and repeat until one side gets a goal and the other doesn't.
|1 day 17 hours ago||OK, now that Brazil got that last one||
NOW it's like Michigan's 34-8 '97 win over PSU on "Judgment Day." We were up 34-0 and I remember how pissed I was that PSU got on the board at the very end to screw up the masterpiece. Anyway, that final score probably doesn't scale to 7-1. Maybe if we'd won 70-8.
The bizarre thing about this to me is that I always thought you could just go down to any street corner in Brazil, pick out the first 11 Brazillians you see, put jerseys on them and you'll have a team that can compete. Kinda like I thought you could just put Michigan uniforms on 5 300-lb. dudes and have them block for positive rushing yards. I learned otherwise recently.
|1 day 17 hours ago||Well done, German flag guy.||
|1 day 17 hours ago||You know||
Germany totally oversigns, right?
Brazil got SEC'd.
|1 day 17 hours ago||I don't know man||
think about how valuable that makes you look. Wonder if he brings this up next time his pro contract is up for renegotiation...
|1 day 18 hours ago||Comparatively shocking blowouts of great football teams?||
I was going to say any football game, but then the answer is "every Superbowl ever except two or three", but what about college football blowouts? Involving Michigan?
34-8 over PSU in '97? I wasn't that shocked... PSU was badly overrated.
Oregon blows us out 39-7in Big House in '07 a week after The Horror? Maybe.
Non-Michigan: I thought USC's 55-19 blowout of OU in the Orange Bowl/Natty Championship was pretty shocking at the time.
|5 days 21 hours ago||If none get posted today||
then truly the terrorists have won.
|1 week 1 day ago||This is the cutest facepalm I could find.||
|1 week 1 day ago||Beat those Miserable Fat Belgian Bastards!||
Personally, I prefer "the Sprouts" for best derogatory term for Belgians.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Correction||
If Uruguay has dental records, there's probably a whole box full of incidents.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Come on dude.||
Pick your spots better than this.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Awesome story.||
Rivals has a (free) writeup if you can't wait for the ESPN special.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I think when it comes to deliberately biting other people||
the first time should be considered a pattern.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Well, it wasn't behind a paywall...||
...so no. No they don't.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Lawrence Marshall's comment jumped out at me||
He said "I feel I've got to provide for my family one day and the only way I can do that is by grinding." The context could be a little tricky, but a reasonable interpretation is that he's talking about his football-playing ability providing for his (current) family one day. That seems to me indicative of how so many D-1 football players must feel-- despite knowing the long odds on any college player making the NFL-- and seems a terribly heavy burden for an 18-year old kid.
It would be great (kinda) if the context was actually academic work, and the "grinding" he's talking about is studying, which is the surer route to providing for one's family. Even that's rough-- think how stressed you would have been if you went through college knowing your parents and other family members were depending on you for support.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Devastating.||
LIterally the last kick of the game. I'm in shock.
Feel exactly like I felt after half-court shot by OSU or Kordell-to-Westbrook or something along those lines (Wisconsin heave to tie vs. MBB, etc.).
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Oh filddlesticks.||
|2 weeks 3 days ago||HOLY FUCK||
What a shot!!!!!!!!!
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Crap, I clicked on this thinking Chance the Wolverine||
was that wolverine who ski jumps for Fiji. So I searched for it and found the post from June 4,2012 (link: http://mgoblog.com/content/ten-most-embarrassing-michigan-items-you-can-own)
It turns out it was Wallace the Wolverine, not Chance.
I have no clue who da fuck Chance the Rapper Wolverine is. But boy am I glad I re-read that Wallace thing.
2. Terrified Ski-Jumping Wolverine Statue
A cool two hundred smackaroos. Incredibly, also out of stock.
The chime rang and the Estonian stood, sliding down the ramp to his destiny. His destiny would be 8th place or something. Wallace the Wolverine's was far less certain.
Wallace had a moment to consider the series of bad decisions that had led him, a proud and noble wolverine from Saskatchewan, to this place, a B-list ski jump event in Switzerland. He'd never even been to Fiji, and yet here he was, Fijan passport stapled to his fur, planks strapped to his feet, staring down at a 70-foot drop that flared up at the end. If only he'd… no time for that now. The chime.
RECOMMENDED FOR: Animal ski-jump sadism fiction enthusiasts.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Minnesota||
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Wolverine Historian.||
Reminds me of many good times, teaches me a lot of Michigan history, and gets me through the offseason.
Also, the freakin' helmets, man. The helmets. Damn, those things are pretty.
Also, con law with Professor Primus.
Also, waffle machine in Lawyer's Club dining hall that put block M in your waffle. Awesome.
|3 weeks 8 hours ago||OK, fair enough.||
I would put that into the Tim Tebow bucket, then, i.e. someone I never really had anything against except for the ridiculous fawning. I may not follow non-Michigan MBB closely enough to know if there was anything similar with Craft in terms of media hype, I just know that the boards always seemed to be raging about the guy.
|3 weeks 8 hours ago||Maybe this isn't the best time to point this out||
p.s. I'm rooting for RR, too, at Arizona or wherever so long as not playing Michigan
|3 weeks 8 hours ago||Loathe Notre Dame and delight in their suffering, but...||
1. Agree with OP. Loved Rudy despite my general hatred of corny scripts. A great story, well filmed. Also, young Vince Vaughn cameo.
2. Touchdown Jesus is awesome. Like the 1812 overture, too.
3. Respect the hell out of them for their football player graduation rates year after year. Jealous about that.
Tried really hard to think of something good to say about Sparty but just couldn't come up with anything. Dantonio and Narduzzi can coach like hell, but that's pretty well accepted by most denizens of this board and not exactly a confession.
Can't think of anything good about OSU. Kinda root for them against SEC, though, just because of the unyielding "SEC speed" horseshit. Oh, and if we throw in MBB, I don't get the hatred of Aaron Craft. As far as I could tell, the only thing he was guilty of was giving too much effort at all times. Maybe I missed some infamous quote or something.
|3 weeks 19 hours ago||Fantastic!||
Welcome to Michigan!
Sorry, but have to take this opportunity as it doesn't come along often.
"He's not the Messiah, he's a very naughty boy!"
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I was raised in Texas.||
It's pretty fucking silly and backwards.
Lots of super nice people though. Bless their silly and backwards little hearts.
EDIT: I should make clear, though, you should have to be from there to make fun of it. For everyone else, Don't Mess With Texas still applies. Kinda like how if you want to tell Jewish jokes with impunity, you should make like Dr. Tim Whatley, DDS and convert to Judaism. Our humor is what has sustained us as a people, Jerry.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I kinda like this kid.||
This is what you're supposed to do in a rivalry.
Think about how much it would suck if OSU decided their legitimate B1G football rival was Sparty and only did this kind of thing directed at them. I'm happy to still be considered relevant.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Ah, the inevitable.||
The only question was when. "Witch Doctor on cam" should have been a tipoff we were nearing the moment.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Jeebus.||
This is just target practice right now.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||If you ain't watching this on Univision...||
you ain't watching it at all. I don't even speak Spanish but it's totally worth it for the GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLLLL DEMPSEY DEMPSEY DEMPSEY 42 seconds into the game. That was so awesome.
FYI, I'm sure other people have pointed this out, but there is a free no-signup required live HD feed on smartphone via Univision Deportes, great for people like me who don't subscribe to cable.