a terrible blight on our fine country
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- eat a whole lemon
- burn a couch
- have a goofy smile on my face for days
- buy and wear a Michigan jersey.
- send glorious texts to my lawyer nephew who went to OSU and hung around the OSU sidelines.
|3 hours 19 min ago||What was up with her?||
Oh my goodness. Assume you don't have any more contact with her. She needs to lighten up too.
|4 hours 28 min ago||Interesting Michigan Monday||
This is an interesting Michigan Monday. Last week, I thought that Gerdeman was a bit off. Today's column confirms it for me. I think his tone is shifting just a wee bit. I don't know when Gerdeman began Michigan Monday. But I think this may be one of the first seasons when Michigan appears to be a legitimate threat, and OSU is . . . struggling. As noted above, it is easy to be patronizing and condescending when Michigan is bad. But as Harbaugh moves the team forward, this becomes a harder column to write. I completely agree with MGrowOld as to the money quote, on how things have really changed under Harbaugh, and they're not going back.
|5 hours 17 min ago||If that happens, I would do many things||
If OSU and Michigan win out, and Michigan beats OSU, I would do many things I've never done in my 56 years.
Ok, I've had a goofy smile on my face before. When I got married. When my daughter was born. When we adopted twins. When my daughter got married, and when she moved away with the Navy. But as regards Michigan football, this would be the most epic thing EVER. I don't know if it could be topped for me.
|8 hours 33 min ago||I've heard jerseys are selling like hotcakes.||
I've heard jerseys are selling like hotcakes. Tide has turned. /s (glad that meme is done with).
|8 hours 35 min ago||Interesting scenario||
Some OSU fans are suggesting that the fans respect JT much more than Cardale, but aren't going to voice that publicly, or even with Urban. But yeah, some dissension in the ranks.
|8 hours 37 min ago||I really dislike that guy||
I really dislike that guy. And I've seen a couple things on him suggesting that yes, many OSU fans don't care for him either.
|8 hours 38 min ago||There's a lot I'd take at OSU||
There's a lot I'd take at OSU, but I think we are going to give them a game, and I'm not worried about the talent level at Michigan competing. The way things are laying out, it will be an incredible contest.
|8 hours 40 min ago||Bingo||
This is such a key point. Drevno, Durkin, Mattison, Baxter, Fisch, Jay, Jackson, Zordich, Wheatley . . . that is a killer lineup of coaches. The coaching changes made game to game, and at halftime, are something I've never seen at Michigan. The players are hungry, and the coaches are bringing them there.
|8 hours 44 min ago||Who's got it better than us?||
|8 hours 45 min ago||I hope they're undefeated||
I hope they're undefeated coming into Ann Arbor. I hope they keep on winning without changing a thing. And I hope that Michigan then obliterates OSU. That is when the real schadenfruede, the true tears of unfathomable sadness, will flow.
|8 hours 47 min ago||Jerseys||
|9 hours 34 min ago||Couldn't help watching on Saturday||
I couldn't help watching the OSU - Indiana game on Saturday. My hopes weren't too high: I figured Indiana would find a way to lose, and they did. But man, OSU fans had to be sweating bullets. They didn't look like a dominant world beating team against Indiana. And they lost one of their receivers, Corey Smith, to boot.
|11 hours 36 min ago||Hmmm||
I guess I was thinking of injuries that happened this season, or in prep for this season. I mean, if you want to go the way you're going with Pipkins, you could also include OL Chris Fox on that list. The reality is that neither Fox nor Pipkins were going to play for Michigan this year, so they were non-factors imhe. Six of one, half a dozen of another.
|11 hours 51 min ago||That's a first world problem||
Where stickers go? That's a first world problem. Nice problem to have. Personally, I don't know as I'd make them much smaller. Maybe slightly harder to get next year? Put on a chart in Schembechler Hall once your helmet fills up? Either way is fine with me.
|11 hours 56 min ago||Ugly Injury||
Yeah, I saw it. Not pretty. Another one of those freak things that can't be stopped.
Regarding his place on the offense, I think he will be missed. While it is true that there are another 5 - 7 guys out there, he is important. Thomas is their go-to guy, and if he went down, it would be critical. But losing Smith is not a small thing.
|14 hours 1 min ago||Eleven Warriors has thread||
Eleven Warriors has a "Harbaugh to Miami?" thread. I'm resigned to that happened EVERY. SINGLE. NFL. OPENING. I can't get my shorts in a wad, but would be shocked if Harbaugh leaves Michigan any time soon.
|14 hours 50 min ago||Lingering injury||
If the other receivers step up, and he isn't 100%, I could believe a redshirt is forthcoming.
|14 hours 54 min ago||I do believe . . .||
“I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” Mark 9:24
Brian, I'd bet your eating a lemon that this above verse is part of the Catholic Pericopes. And interestingly, the full verse describes my sentiments. I do believe in Michigan . . . but I struggle to overcome my unbelief. The last 7 years seem a veritable eternity. We have had seven years of famine and are starving for Michigan to succeed. We have wandered in the wilderness, and want to enter the promised land. Really, almost every year with the exception of '97, has been slightly disappointing. I want to believe . . . help my unbelief!
|15 hours 3 min ago||Happy Brain vs. Angry Brain||
So, do you mean:
Happy Brain > Sad/Melancholy/Resigned Brain > Angry Brain
or do you mean:
Happy Brian > Sad/Melancholy/Resigned Brian > Angry Brian
or do you mean:
Brain = Brian, so it doesn't matter?
|15 hours 36 min ago||Sad||
Sad. Seemed like Ojemudia just was coming into his element. Wish him well. As for replacing him, that will be hard to do, but not as hard as replacing Rudock or Peppers or Lewis. Ojemudia is good. He is not indispensible.
|15 hours 41 min ago||Very good RB||
Justin Jackson is a very good RB for NW. I watched him play at Glenbard North, our local HS, for years. He didn't need much of a space to gain significant yards. If he isn't contained, you're in trouble. Having said that, I think Michigan keys on Jackson, and Michigan wins. But Jackson is no pedestrian slouch.
|16 hours 28 min ago||take with a grain of salt||
I mean, the advanced stats are nice and all, but we haven't faced a dominant OL, a dominant DL, and a dominant RB like Zeke Elliott. Sure, I'm happy. I'd say it is reasonable to be favored against most teams. But if we're favored now like that against OSU, I'm not buyin'. I think we'll play OSU tough. I think we have a good chance of winning, if we keep improving. But favored by more than two TD's? What're they smokin'?
|16 hours 51 min ago||Seriously, I couldn't care less about drunk people||
Lighten up, buddy. Not worried about alcohol at all. Seriously, drunk people are not my concern, and they can do what they want, and drink as much as they want. In fact, I thought that wanting more drinking and partying time was the main reason many people want a later start time. I'm good with that . . . party on!
|16 hours 57 min ago||Pipkins?||
Yeah Pipkins is out for the season. And then some. I wouldn't count him in this list.
|17 hours 21 sec ago||No, doesn't feel like OSU 2002||
No, this doesn't feel like OSU 2002 to me at all. Unless something drastically changes, there's no way OSU wins out this year. Starting WR Corey Smith is out for the year for OSU. They already are struggling in the passing game, and now they will be even more tested. It seems extremely unlikely given their QB situation and their WR situation that OSU is going to improve significantly. With our secondary playing lights out, Michigan is going to key on Zeke Elliot big time. I certainly didn't think so at the beginning of the season, but I believe Michigan is going to beat OSU, and significantly. Harbaugh and Drevno and Durkin are already game planning for OSU. It will be a beautiful thing.
|17 hours 6 min ago||Let me fix that for you . . .||
Let me fix that for you . . . "my EX-girlfriend got drunk and texted me something about Michigan winning."
|17 hours 10 min ago||It's radio silence for you, buddy||
It's radio silence for you, buddy. Good luck with that. At least the wedding will be over about the same time as the 1st quarter. If you're lucky, you won't be in the wedding, and you can watch most of the game at a hotel bar.
|17 hours 13 min ago||That's a long time||
In my limited experience, you can DVR and delay watching a game a couple hours or so. But a full day? You are really going to have to stay away from all media. Turn off your cell phone. No TV. No radio. No contact with anyone who knows you are a Michigan fan. Even some gas stations have broadcast scores at the pump. To maintain radio silence for a 24 hour period is very difficult. Good luck, and let us know how it goes.
|17 hours 18 min ago||Good news||
Good news. Could have seen that coming a mile away. But still, good news. Wouldn't want a night game against MSU, wouldn't want the Admin to go against what they've already said. And this allows the heavy drinkers and party animals to have several more hours to get hammered that Saturday. Without getting hammered for a 10 hour period.
|17 hours 23 min ago||Think this is the way to go||
This is a good suggestion (my other one notwithstanding). I really think that it isn't worth going into a radio blackout for the NW game. My son was playing Freshman ball at 11:30am EST, so I missed the first half against Maryland. Turns out that wasn't a bad thing.
I would just make sure that no important family members schedule anything for the MSU or OSU games. In fact, I would tell them now you have plans, and won't be available for any events during those two blocks of four hours.