|1 day 54 min ago||yuck||
Going from El Clasico to Man Utd / Man City this year is like going from UM/OSU to, I dunno, Iowa/Minnesota. Esp w Zlatan out. Maybe if you'd have said Bayern / Dortmund in the semis of their cup, that would be more like it.
But what I think is fascinating about Utd this year is -- they can really screw whomever comes in 4th in the Prem. Just like Chelsea did to Spurs a few years ago (when Freidel was in goal). If Utd does not finish top 4, but does win Europa, then they get an auto-bid to UCL next year, and that means Prem's #4 is not in UCL but in Europa.
Puts more pressure on City to finish top 3 -- or take out about three or four of Utd's players and prevent them from winning Europa. I kid of course.
|2 days 9 hours ago||ehhh||
"Practice is at the option of the player. Playing time is at the option of the coach."
|3 days 23 hours ago||wellll||
In truth, Bowden's good days ended when Richt gave up the OC position to take over the dawgs. Richt was to Bowden what Pearson was to Red.
|4 days 19 hours ago||allthereistotweet||
|6 days 3 hours ago||ehhh not impressive||
That's nothing. By comparison, MSU, which we all know recruits interplanetarily, already has a bunch of its players spending time on the Red planet.
|1 week 4 days ago||sooo||
They further ramped up the Harbaugh Rule and created the Hugh Freeze Rule (re August). SEC wins 2X.
|1 week 4 days ago||WOW... just.. WOW||
You are saying moose are jedi???? (or... moose is jedi?) I NEVER THOUGHT OF THAT!!!
Now THAT explains a bunch of my failed hunting expeditions. Just... mind blown.
|1 week 4 days ago||???||
Rooney Mara? Did Dan Rooney and Wellington Mara have a bastard love child in violation of the laws of human physiology?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||badmath||
Eh, that's revenue. That's not profit. Meaning, that's the cost of goods going through them; of course it's super-high. But they are making only a small percentage off of that. Their 2016 net profit was just under $900M. So the NFL deal is actually quite a bit of a chunk of that.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||AND...||
Cmon think of all the jobs Amazon (and Domino's Pizza) are gonna create for DRONES in the future. If you're a drone, you're gonna be able to pull down the Big G's. You'll be like all the rage.
Humans, well, notsomuch, you had your time.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||cuz...||
KILL THE MESSENGER!!!
|3 weeks 2 days ago||uhhh||
As a five-decade Cubs fan, I have no experience rooting for a professional team on opening day. Most years the Cubs were mathematically eliminated from the playoffs by this time.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||ehhh||
i would say: "Cant wait to see you rip NFL defenses as a QB... oh wait... youre an OSU QB... nevermind."
|4 weeks 5 hours ago||not so||
Have Verizon FiOS in DC metro area, and beIN is part of the sports package w FS1 ,FS2, ESPNU, etc etc. It just showed up one day a year ago or so, previously it was by subscription only. Actually I kind of like it, has EFL Championship, Serie A, La Liga, etc.
Between EPL on NBC, Bundesliga on FS, and BeIN with its variety, there is a lot of good, quality, very-watchable soccer on the weekends now. On top of that there's also MLS on like four channels too.
|4 weeks 5 hours ago||Geesh, get your panties out of your buttcrack||
I srsly don't get the angst. First, THE JOB ISNT OPEN -- we still have a coach. How bad would it be to put feelers out there while we have a coach, and a legendary one at that? WTF do you think this is, an SEC school? Second, this isn't football or basketball with zillions of opportunities for the few good coaches. It's a small pool of potential coaches; and I'd think ALL of the good ones are busy right now with the NCAA tournament and/or NHL. Third, we aren't MSU or anyone else who would have an opening. So there's no reason to rush.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||uhhhh||
Think US soccer fans' christmas came when Pulisic joined the program.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||unhhh||
Already IS the best. Donovan at his prime or Pulisic right now? Take Christian. Sublime passig, perfect movement, confidence on the ball.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Eh||
0-6 vs Top 50. Lost 2X to MSU, including by 20 at home. Lost 4 of the last 5. Just didnt have a resume that screamed "good enough." Coming in 3d in B1G was not meaningful given that the committee didnt value the conference. If MSU was a 9 seed and was clearly beyter than us (head to head) -- how did we deserve to get in?
|5 weeks 20 hours ago||????||
Kentucy v. Louisville is to football as Kramer is to corporate management.
|5 weeks 20 hours ago||hahah||
*giggle giggle* teehee you said "Kansas" and "football" in the same post.
|5 weeks 20 hours ago||NO||
Alas... conference realignment ended the Back Yard Brawl. They don't play in football anymore, and I doubt they play in hoops either. Can't be a rivalry if you stopped playing the games.
|5 weeks 23 hours ago||This is so vague. Does "best"||
This is so vague.
Does "best" equate to "intensity"? I'm sure Yale-Harvard hate each other in both football and basketball. If "best" means "quality," that's a different issue. Also, given the quality of Dook-UNC in basketball, does the fact they are relatively unimportant for football not matter.
Also are you going by current relevance, or historical? USC-UCLA is pretty important in both right now. Texas-Oklahoma at times is pretty important in hoops too.
Obv you are angling for UM-MSU, but the football relevance of that NORMALLY is not all that big, given the general national irrelevance of one of us (*cough cough green phlegm"). On the flipside, UM-OSU hoops isn't really all that intense -- srsly, any of us get up for the OSU basketball game as much as MSU, Illinois of Indiana? Not really.
Florida-FSU sometimes could be meaningful in hoops, but I can't even say they play each other every year in hoops?
All thinks Kansas-related are ruled out cuz you said football too.
So clearly, the most important combo rivalry is Michigan & Illinois. At least from the U of I perspective.
|5 weeks 23 hours ago||ehhhh||
Well I disagree. And stop asking for Shirley.
|5 weeks 23 hours ago||disagree w/ comments above||
I mean, who knows what he meant. But by common usage, "never read a book on my own" means "I always had to have help to read one." I wouldn't read it as meaning he only read books required of him as opposed to books he read voluntarily. If you chose to pick up a book for the fun of it, would you say "you read it on your own"? Not really. Besides, in context, that makes NO sense. He's encouraging kids to learn to read. Why would he single out the first book he voluntarily chose to read? And lest we admit the obvious -- why would someone who otherwise reads requires books for school pick THAT book as the first one he chose to read "on his own"? Doesn't add up. Most logical inference is that, he simply always had someone helping him read (read: reading to him).
With his paycheck now, don't matter anyway. Whomever used to read to him, he can go hire that smuck and have him/her keep reading to him.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||more to the point||
In fact, not getting destroyed 2X by our arch rival with exceedingly disinterested performances would have been a good idea.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||ya well||
Some new blood at striker, midfield and defense (defence) wouldnt hurt either.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||lol @ arsenal||
At halftime -- winning possession 78-22 but being outshot 6(4) - 4(2). Sad!
|5 weeks 5 days ago||hehehe||
Genk v Gent. *giggles*
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Soooooooo....||
Let me get this straight.
The ONLY EPL team left in the final 8 of the UCL is.... Leicester City?
A month ago, who would have thunk THAT?
|6 weeks 1 day ago||yup||
Totally a deal. The timing of it gives it away.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||wot do we think||
MC - Chelsea -- are we expecting the quality of a Premier-Level tie? Or are either sides going to field their B teams? MC obv has a UCL fixture on Wednesday.
Wow listen to me, talking like a European.
And obv NONE OF US on this blog are going to watch it anyway, I think we have other viewing pleasures at that time.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||geesh||
anyone who follows the NFL knows exactly what thie OP is about. that list of names -- you srsly didnt recognize them? you are showing your ignorance. its not OP's fault.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||cant happen||
Little brother lost today, sooo... I think that rebuts your point. I think.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||plz kind sir?||
For those of us who were stuck at work and couldn't / didn't see the game....
What was the explanation for the timeout at 3 seconds right when MAAR (?) intercepted the inbound pass. I heard the announcers saying something like the refs wanted to check the clock. But why? Or was it for something else?
Or did the Barca/PSG refs just decide to come do an American college basketball game too this week?
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I KNOW A FLOPPER WHEN I SEE ONE||
I watched the reply last night. Neymar flopped like 5+ times during the game, including on both penalties. I'm not saying those weren't penalties. But, top-flight strikers have an option -- fight through the contact and continue to play hard, or, drop like a rock at the first hint of contact. Neymar clearly prefers the latter. I mean, this morning who can blame him, it worked. But it's disgusting.
Not that Lebron James hasn't flopped a time or two, so I don't mean to be criticizing the sport. (I mean, I did watch a rerun of a UCL game.) But it's a bit out of control.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||better idea||
How about the USMNT get someone better than Cameron to play that position. He's ok but only in the way of, "well we could do worse."
|6 weeks 6 days ago||beat the drums||
Has an American ever scored in UCL knockout round before? Either way... too early to already declare Pulisic the most talented American soccer (field) player ever? I suppose Donovan is the current owner of that title, but even at his prime Donovan didn't have the talent as this kid.
|7 weeks 7 hours ago||hear u||
I am a lifelongCubs fan. Gunners supporters comain about their plight but they have no clue. There are worse things than coming in 2d year after year. After year. After year. After year. After year. After year.
|7 weeks 8 hours ago||...OR....||
Orrrrrr... how about we win THREE games, get the AQ, hoist a trophy, and raise a banner? I'm not being greedy at all. If I was being greedy, then while we're winning on Sunday, Jessica Alba would be over at my house "watching the game" with me.
|7 weeks 8 hours ago||MOAR INFFFO||
OP doesn't do nearly a good enough job(*). For second-leg UCL games, OP needs to add first leg scores. Real was, what, 2-0 over Napoli? And Arsenel is down 4,536 goals to Bayern.
(*) Note heavy sarcasm.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||welll OP||
There are lots of worse things in life than not being able to stop thinking about Gloria Estefan. I mean you could be stuck on Bat Outta Hell by Meatloaf, amirite.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||ahhh||
As a lifelong Cubs fan, I have to say, I'm pretty familir with that phrase. But I think the Cubs have retired it now.
|8 weeks 8 hours ago||!||
I think if they get some young competent defenders this summer, they can still be potent next year. Assuming they stay up this year.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||question||
Just switched over to Gladbach's game on FS2. Spurs-Stoke is literally now like watching the grass grow, and Spurs are nskt even playing Cameron.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||hmmm... sooo....||
So if, like, a really stupid comment/post goes up under my MGoBlog user account name, and maybe like it gets a bazillion negs and the post sends the account to Bolivia (or Venezuala or TRAPPIST-1h or whaterver)... can I defend myself and get all my MGoPoints back on the grounds it was the Russian hackers who did it???
|8 weeks 5 days ago||EVILLLL||
Oh the hours that could be wasted by pondering over the options.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Spurs being Spurs||
Kane OG... so Spurs are now down 1-2 on agg and on the wrong side of the away-goal rule. They now need to win 3-1 or better today. Gunner fans are laughing. (Oh, something to keep their mind off their own issuse, of course.)
|8 weeks 6 days ago||bad example||
Armageddon had MORE science errors than any other movie ever, basically, something like 168 basic errors of science. So yes, yes, they did think we were that stupid.
* There was also a LEGAL error. The joke was, the space shuttle had 500,000 parts and was "built by the lowest bidder." Actually, the shuttles would have been build on a "best value" award -- not the lowest bidder, but the bidder with the best value considering technical, management and financial factors. And I'm betting the shuttles only had one bidder anyway (ULA).
|8 weeks 6 days ago||ehhh||
No, but I'd say it was a terrible movie.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||truth||
I can't even PRONOUNCE half the team names in the round of 32.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||you're actually right, in a way||
I think "laying in the weeds" IS how you'd describe LCFC's defense -- as in, Huth and Morgan are sooo old and slow, they are basically sitting in the grass as opponents dance around them.
LCFC really, really, really, really misses Kante. We all knew he was special last year; now we just see how special he is. Stunningly -- this completely amazes me -- he will be the first player EVER to win the EPL title two years in a row, for different clubs. I'm surprised no one's ever done that before. Like, in the NFL, there was some guy who was on all Super Bowl winners the first 20+ years (I learned that in a TV commercial).
Whatever LCFC was doing last year to mask their defensive woes, this year, the Truth is Out There. They are sooo old and slow. Morgan spent 10 years in the Championship for a reason -- he's, uh, not that good.
Vardy is back to being a nobody, Mahrez is ordinary, they spent $60M on two guys who both utterly suck, etc. LCFC is going to get relegated.
Sevilla 4-0. And that's cuz Sevilla goes easy on them.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||so say we all||
Ok Fearless Leader...
|9 weeks 1 day ago||dont forget||
Plus Staee lost tonMiddle Tennessee State.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||I'D LIKE TO FILE A FOUND-PERSON'S REPORT||
I watched the reply this AM of Hertha-Bayern. HEY LOOK LADS, I FOUND JOHN BROOKS!!! Or I should say John MF Brooks. He was fraking spectacular. Everywhere on D. Every(*) ball into the box Bayern sent in, Brooks had a head or foot on it.
Where is THAT John Brooks when the USMNT plays Los Tri or CRC?
(*) Of course no one from Hertha got a foot in front of the extra-extra-time free kick. That was out of time. Are the Bundesliga refs on Bayern's payroll?
|9 weeks 3 days ago||wahhhhh???||
I dont get this for a second.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||wow||
Very clever analysis. But when you put it that way, it doesnt sound that crazy. Although I dont think a 15 has ever made a Regional Final?
|9 weeks 3 days ago||ya but||
But maybe they WOULDNT cover it?
|9 weeks 4 days ago||TO CLARIFY||
By "soccer" do you mean "not MLS" because, obv, one thing is not like the other.
And I have no rooting interest in EPL or UCL but do think it would be hilarious if Leicester both wins the UCL and simultaneously gets relegated. Of course, I think Sevilla is going to butcher LC worse than Bayern/PSG did to Ars/Barca last week.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||so:||
"I was aware his name was Paul, but not fully aware"
|9 weeks 5 days ago||hahahahah||
OH -- you're serious?
Well, since he re-signed with JACKSONVILLE, I tihnk any questions about him visiting the WH after a SB are pretty, uh, moot.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||my takeaway||
Barca sucked. Dortmund laid an egg... isnt if obvious? LEICESTER IS SO GOING TO WIN THE UCL THIS YEAR!!!!
First team ever to win the UCL... AND get relegated at the same time!
I mean if my Cubbies can win the WS, and Northwestern makes the Dance...???
|10 weeks 1 day ago||yup||
Their bid is almost a lock now, if they dont completely tank. Feel-good story. Will only last a yr of course cuz someone will hire Collins away.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Me2||
I think he has a misspeak -- I think he meant to say, throughout the conversation, she kept calling it C-pound (he incorrectly writes C-sharp).
I'm sorry, does not knowing C pound versus C sharp really speak to a bad education? Cuz my UM engineering degree didn't arm me to know the difference. The OP sounds... petty. But, anyway, Go Blue!
|11 weeks 22 hours ago||here is it||
the Officlal Questionaire that UM asks punter candidates
"If there are 10 seconds left and you are punting from your side of the 50 and you have a less than 6 point lead, and if it's a bad snap, do you (A) try to pick up the bumbling ball and get off a punt in the face of the opponent bearing down on you, or (B) take a kneel-down to live for another play."
If you pick wrong you dont get the scholie.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||THE||
Leader and Best!!!!
|11 weeks 2 days ago||oh!||
He got the Iowa Football Coach contract deal. Big bucks for no results. Gotya.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||losing not much for '18 team||
What strikes me is the veritable absence of many Seniors / RS Seniors. On D, just Hurst and McCray (I should say "just" I airquotes, I guess). On O, two of the linemen (Cole & Kugler), both FBs (but we know Harbaugh knows how to replace FBs), and the 3d-string QB and RB. THAT'S IT. There might be early NFL departures, but basically, this team is going to be almost entirely back the following year.
|12 weeks 18 hours ago||Are we overlookin the||
Are we overlookin the Leicester/Cubs moment of the season: NORTHWESTERN WILL BE DANCING. Would take an epic tank to miss the tourney now -- 18-4 / 7-2. Last Power 5 team to never ever ever have been in the tourney, and they will be comfortably in.
There, jinxed em.
|12 weeks 18 hours ago||Xcept for Hunter Rison.||
Xcept for Hunter Rison. Already has a chip on his shoulder. Someone tell him he will need a QB still standing upright to exact that revenge.
|12 weeks 18 hours ago||All those Vehicular Petroleum||
All those Vehicular Petroleum Replenishment Engineering degrees.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||And it will be Mark's last||
And it will be Mark's last gap in 2017. In 2018 we are fully reloaded on both sides. Getting crushed in in-state recruiting this year is a harbinger of the coming apocalypse. PSU being "back" and even Durkin making a thing of Md is not gonna help. Sparty needs a real positive 2017 to get mojo back, or else they are looking at years of decline.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||What I like is, its our||
What I like is, its our program's official tweet calling him out. Sold smack right there.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Definitely would be an upgrade.||
Definitely would be an upgrade.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||hmph||
Notre Dame wishes that was true.
But let me disagree with you.
It's even more stark with basketball -- the top 10 go to Kentucky, Duke, Kansas, and maybe MSU (or maybe not anymore) or Arizona. Then it's everybody else. Yet... the NCAA tournament is still doing ok.
You can make this argument about "dynasties" in any sport. The EPL for 15 or so years has been completely dominated by a total of 6 teams in 3 cities, other than last year's massively outrageous title. Yet it's the world's most popular domestic league. Other highly-popular futbol leagues are dominated by 1, 2 or 3 teams year after year (La Liga; Bundesliga; Serie A; etc.). Doesn't seem to kill that.
NFL has dynasties (FUELED BY TOM TERRIFIC). Hockey has had them. Basketball. I'm not sure having college football dominated by a handful of schools is necessarily bad for marketing.
|13 weeks 3 hours ago||Cuz so many top HS basketball||
Cuz so many top HS basketball players are watching BTN at 6-8 pm.
|13 weeks 3 hours ago||WHEN SAME IS NOT THE SAME||
How does that conversation go?
Iowa Exec #1: "So, for their signing fest, Michigan could reach into their alumni and friends-of-program to get famous people there -- Tom Brady, Chuck Woodson, Derek Jeter, Madonna, James Earl Jones, Lucy Liu, Russell Crowe, Jalen Rose... who we got?"
Iowa Exec #2: "......????"
|13 weeks 6 hours ago||THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE||
I recall a story years ago, about a kid who publicly discussed the shenanigans of Texas's recruiting shtick, compared to Oklahoma. At the Red River Shootout, as a recruit he was taken to a Texas boosters' party -- money, drugs, girls were available for the taking. Now, Mack Brown probably didn't know for sure about this. But what coach would allow a prized recruit to do things, as part of the team's official recruiting efforts, the coach doesn't know about, or go places unsupervised?
The story has other sordid tales. Offers of loans with no interest (probably the kind of loan you don't ever have to pay back). LSU having "hostesses" sit on the laps of recruits. [WHY WASNT i A FOOTBALL RECRUIT. CAN I STILL BE ONE?] Etc.
So news like this is out there. Does the NCAA care? Does anyone?
Here's the story.
|13 weeks 6 hours ago||oops||
At first I read the title to be, "Beilein breaks down" -- which, like, I can't blame him.
|13 weeks 23 hours ago||Stuid Hollywood. the Romans||
Stuid Hollywood. the Romans did it opposite from is. Thumbs down was GOOD -- meant approval. Hollywood has it backwards.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||The MICHIGAN difference.||
The MICHIGAN difference.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||AND||
...and NASA while you're at it.
ALL YOUR ORGANIZATIONS OF 4-LETTER ACRONYMS STARTING WITH 'N' IS BELONG TO US.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Ehhh?||
To practice what-- corner kicks, throw-ins and the intricacies of a 4-2-3-1?
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Coaches Hutch, Harbaugh and||
Coaches Hutch, Harbaugh and Bottom split the duties. Surefire success.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||AAAAAAAND HIS DAD didnt KILL||
AAAAAAAND HIS DAD didnt KILL FIVE HOOKERS allegedly. #RememberThe5 #CJK5H
|13 weeks 5 days ago||IT IS ALL FUTILE. As a Cubs||
IT IS ALL FUTILE. As a Cubs fan, I have a totally new outlook on spring training. THE REST OF ALL OF YOU SUCK AND THE WORLD CHAMP CUBBIES ARE GONNA CRUSH ALL OF YOUR HOPED AND DREAMS. AGAIN!!
Nope. Still feels weird.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Mar-a-lago. Sad.||
|14 weeks 3 hours ago||"The story isnt that the guy||
"The story isnt that the guy shot his wife in the head, it's that he grabbed her body before it hit the floor to prevent further damage."
See, now, how your comment sounds?
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Had to get #1 seed to be able||
Had to get #1 seed to be able to play Texas. Youre really a fun party guy arent you.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||When you were in NM did you meet Walter White or Saul Goodman?||
When you were in NM did you meet Walter White or Saul Goodman?
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Depends on the team. Steelers||
Depends on the team. Steelers fans travel in huge numbers. Its sort of a tradition for their fans to take warm-weather vacations in December to away games like Miami, Phoenix or San Diego. When they play in DC, half the stadium is their fans.
Dallas and Grren Bay travel well too, but Dallas might be more the result of just having more fans throughout the country.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||The NFL sees that improper||
The NFL sees that improper financial influence on players is a great thing, as the SEC and Clem[p]son have shown them.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||LAME||
I would ask you to explain, then, why you haven't been losing sleep over, say, baseball's minor league system. If a kid goes into the minor leagues and gets cut... what? If you've never thought about it before, then, you've just undermined your point here. The entire baseball entire system is ok, but you don't think football players should have the same options? And we can add many other sports to that example:
In all of them, high schoolers have pro (minor league or foreign) options aside from college. They make a decision what works for them. If it doesn't work, they are NO DIFFERENT than the rest of everyone else -- go get a delayed education, get a job w/o a degree, etc. It's call choice... capitalism... works for everyone else. Let the footballs players be the same as everyone else.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||CAPITALISM!!!!||
FINALLY -- someone is bringing market economics to football!
It starts w/ $50K/player. But if this works, over time, really great players are going to be offered more -- the 5*'s will get throw more than that, etc. And that's fine, everyone should get their market value. ANY TRUE AMERICAN WOULD SUPPORT THIS. This is capitalism at its best -- get paid for your value. It's what our country is founded on. Players in other sports do it (baseball, hockey, soccer, tennis, golf, etc.) -- so why should football be different?
To anyone worried about harming the college football product: SHUT UP. Seriously. The fact that college kids should lose their rights (by not getting paid, while college make BILLIONS on them) is less important than your enjoyment on Saturday afternoon? Maybe you'd support Ford or GM workers not having any holidays all year, just so your car is a few bucks cheaper? Maybe your enjoyment of college sports is based on a fundamental lie -- the pretending that these are students first -- and you need to adjust yourself to 2017, and stop living in 1950.
Besides, there can still be college sports, just without the 4*'s and 5*'s headed to the pros. Baseball, soccer, hockey -- they are ALL the same. Do we like UM hockey any less, just b/c IHL exists? It may even level the playing field, as Alabama and OSU won't be hoarding talent like that.
|15 weeks 6 hours ago||my very critical important observations||
1. As a Chicago Bears fan, I DO WANT them to draft Watson with their first pick (3d or 4th overall). Dude is a Miss. State-certified BALLER. He wont' be a 5K/year passer, but I like his moxie. Hope he likes the cold.
2. Clem[p]son's 3 wide outs -- Williams, Renfro, Leggett -- were freaking awesome, they made the difference.
3. Bama suffered the same problem the Buckeyes did -- no downfield passing attack. Once your O is one-dimensional, a good D will bottle you up. That oh-fer-last-12 on 3d down plays was caused by their lack of a legit passing attack, and when they couldn't sustain a drive in the 2d half, their D got gassed.
4. Still put USC/Texas game ahead of this one -- b/c the magnitude of that game was larger. USC was going for an unprecedented 3-peat, and there were 2 Heisman players on USC's team, and it was a bit more of an upset.
|15 weeks 23 hours ago||Geesh||
You shut your whore mouth*, Mabel. Shefty is a MICHIGAN MAN, and therefore, all your breaking news is belong to him.
Wait--can I say that to a cartoon of an adolescent female?
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Hide your||
Hide your hookers?
DISCLAIMER: Craig James was never comvicted for KILLING FIVE HOOKERS. #CJK5H #RememberThe5
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Doesnt matter. By end of the||
Doesnt matter. By end of the season he will do something else that's so flagarant he will be booted off the team.
For another week, I mean.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||"Marinated in habanero||
"Marinated in habanero pepper" -- YEOWEE!!! Thats going to have some kick!
Suddenly. watching this, I'm very hungry for steak and pepper fajita. And I just ate pancakes.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Hutchison!!!!!!||
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Who said I was joking?||
Who said I was joking?
|15 weeks 3 days ago||These kids KNOW he is going||
These kids KNOW he is going to coach (and now they are going to live) in MINNESOTA -- right? Was that explained to them?
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Interesting||
Huge get for Howard. A very proud HBCU in DC, it's had flashes of football success but generally gets walked on by the other East Coast and Southern HBCU's. Nowhere near the FCS power that James Madison is (3 hrs outside DC). Getting London is a real coup for Howard -- instant name recognition in the area, due to this time at UVa and UMd. Good for them.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||yabutwelluknow||
"...expecting the worst and enjoying the best..."
You know, if I took that negative-nancy, debby-downer approach, then I wouldn't have emailed Jessica Alba and gotten the night of my life out of it. Well, ok, I mean, I'm only halfway to accomplishing that, but still, you get my point.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||ITS OK||
Everyone who enrolls at Alabama(*) automatically gets an email account AND a free ticket to fly to Tuscaloosa from anywhere in the USA. Means nothing.
[(*) "Everyone" means "every 5* RB."]
|15 weeks 6 days ago||And by "anemic offense" you||
And by "anemic offense" you mean the one that scored 31 pts on a team we only scored 13 on, correct? My point being, I take nothing for granted for next season.
|16 weeks 57 min ago||WOOOHOOo||
Oh -- you're serious?
|16 weeks 1 hour ago||SHHH||
You shut your hoar* mouth!!!!
(My mom told me never to eff'ing swear...)
|16 weeks 1 hour ago||MAD HATTER IN MINNIE!!!||
I have no idea why Les is sitting out the sidelines this year, unless he hasn't seen an offer he likes -- meaning, he hasn't seen an offer, period.
Minnie should bring in the Mad Hatter, and of course, install natural turf.
|16 weeks 5 hours ago||This... is a joke, right?||
This... is a joke, right?
|16 weeks 2 days ago||He was one of many famous||
He was one of many famous actors to go to the same HS in the Illinois suburbs (New Trier) -- Charlton Heston, Ann Margaret, Rainn Wilson, etc.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||My reax exactly. If this is||
My reax exactly. If this is his reaction to the kicker -- what is he saying about Barrett and Weber?
|16 weeks 4 days ago||fans||
An FSU blog said, shortly after the game was announced, that FSU would have a pronounced home-field advantage with far more fans at the game. I HIGHLY doubt it. That's said by some FSU homer who has absolutely no idea how UM fans travel. Plus, southern Florida is probably pretty well stocked with UM alums. I expect more maize n blue than gold and whatever.
My question -- are any UM fans sticking around until Sunday to see Tom play @ the Phins? Could be a two-for-one weekend for UM football.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Eff SU||
Several years ago, was talking to some parents in our neighborhood (DC area) about colleges. One of the moms was a die-hard, tomahawk-choppin' FSU grad. When asked if she hoped her kids would go there, she laughed and replied: "Oh hell no, it sucks" (i.e. lousy education).
And that pretty much summarizes everything you need to know about FSU.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||SEC killing it - NOT||
SEC is anemic 1-4 so far. Meanwhile, the ACC is 5-1. As I count the bowl results to date (at time of this writing, OSU(NTOSU) is winning big over CU, so assuming no VaTech-like comeback I'm projecting that result):
|16 weeks 4 days ago||ya but||
At least they have a killer recruiting class to come in and replace everyone and improve the team overall.
And of course, by "killer recruiting class," I mean "a bunch of warm bodies that Coach'll coach-up real well" [er "real good" if I read that other thread tonight correctly].
|16 weeks 5 days ago||old story, new headline||
For a few years, there has been talk of the Power 5 breaking off from the NCAA to form their own football authority. Akin to the soccer analogy someone else used -- its like when, about 25 years ago, the top 20 teams in England broke off from the EFA to form the Premier League on their own (it was all about control, i.e. $$$). So the Power 5 would leave NCAA football and form, let's call it, the Premier Division.
Then FBS/D-1A is left with the Group of 5 conferences and independents (Army) (BYU would need to join a Power 5 conference fast, and ND would totally hook to the ACC). So you'd have the Premier Division championship; the Group of 5 (FBS) championship; and the FCS championship. You'd think FCS and Group of 5 would merge too; like, NDSU and James Madison could clean up most FCS teams this year.
SO -- this proposal for a separate championship for the Group of 5 is just another way of reaching the same result, except with the Power 5 remaining in the NCAA.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||And why was that UM team so||
And why was that UM team so bad that year? One reason was, our starting QB at beginning of the season -- a sophomore -- broke his arm in the MSU game.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||"Education" at a "university"||
"Education" at a "university" in Mississippi. Like those words belong in the same sentence.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||I hate to be the party||
I hate to be the party pooper, but This could also just be toeing (towing?) the party line. If one of them actually wanted to see bikinis, would he admit it?
|16 weeks 6 days ago||ITS ALL RELATIVE||
If I was married to Jessica Alba, strangely I have this feeling somehow I'd overlook that.
Bottom line: pragmatism > principles. E.g. University of Louisville.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||I dont get it. We "annoy"||
I dont get it. We "annoy" their fan base by ignoring them on MGoBlog? That supposes they read MGoBlog regularly. While I would imagine a small number do, I think its even more paranoid to condition our discussions on our board based on their fanbase. Who's annoying whom?
|16 weeks 6 days ago||I dont take it just as a dig.||
I dont take it just as a dig. Making fun of their coach's name is a pointless dig. They are one of out two main rivals, so comparing recruiting classes is highly relevant to our interests. The fact that our #last guy would be their #6 guy is a pretty apt comparison. I think its a useful nugget of info. So I politely disagree with your sentiment.
|17 weeks 19 hours ago||The ref crew is practicing||
The ref crew is practicing for next week -- they have the Carolina game.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||This is >>>>>>> true.||
This is >>>>>>> true.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||They are both war movies||
They are both war movies where soldiers die. Yeah... same films.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Good job hiding the||
Good job hiding the "spoilers" there. "Bending over the droid." Yeah cant figure out who THAT would be. But I jest -- obv that character is in this movie bc this movie ends where IV begins. Continuity and all. Hardly a spoiler. (So why I am being obtuse too? No idea.)
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Almost best show ever. Fifth||
Almost best show ever. Fifth season sucked. Didnt build a bad guy worthy of Walter. BTW I never saw the show when it was broadcast, I binged in it. It was like a drug. A blue drug. Oh baby blue....
|17 weeks 1 day ago||And filthy stinking rich.||
And filthy stinking rich. You forgot that part. Its a rather key component to the equation.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Well then you might ad well just call him Urban.||
Well then you might ad well just call him Urban.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Brutus. <br><br><br>Oh no wait. Bad idea. Nevermind.||
|17 weeks 1 day ago||The second, brief CG was||
The second, brief CG was poorly done, almost intentionally so. The main CG character was unbelievably realisitc -- people who didnt know he was CG'd couldnt tell, even with all of the close-ups.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Because Disney will likely||
Because Disney will likely cha-chin this cash cow annually for next next half-century, I project that your recommendation will come true a out 48 or more times. At least. To the point you will one day muse, "Remember when all those movies had the death star? Thise were great."
|17 weeks 2 days ago||GIRLS wear whatever matches||
GIRLS wear whatever matches their outfit. GUYS wear the first thing their eyes see thats within immediate reach. (Which often accounts for multiple reuse.)
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Hopefully will add CA and Ala to that list.||
Hopefully will add CA and Ala to that list.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Jersey fence has a leak or||
Jersey fence has a leak or something.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Since Episode IV tells you||
Since Episode IV tells you exactly how this movie has to end -- how on earth is that a spoiler???
|17 weeks 4 days ago||The hot cashier asks if you||
The hot cashier asks if you found everything. You go "No, I didnt find your cellphone number." She pauses and in true Cantina spirit she responds, "Well we dont serve your kind in here."
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Yall know there is some young||
Yall know there is some young MGoBlogger whippersnapper who has never seen the show whonright now is reading this thread goin WTF.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Not if the NCAA (Nicksaban||
Not if the NCAA (Nicksaban Comrades Appeasement Association) has a say in it.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||YES BUT NO||
I'm no football expert, but I play one in real life.
Harris is like the best running back ever, only better.
Samuels is like the greatest running back ever, only greater.
Hope that clears it up.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Earl Campbell, Barry Sanders||
Earl Campbell, Barry Sanders and Walter Payton combined, only stronger and faster, and more durable, more elusive, and better looking.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||The great joke is, no one on||
The great joke is, no one on planet Earth knew she did this -- until UConn made it a news story weeks later by pulling her scholie.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||When we're a national power||
When we're a national power in SB and it has done better than pretty much every other university team ... then yes, yes we do. We gave had some silly-good players lately including best player in the country last year.
|18 weeks 4 hours ago||"RU" kidding me||
Unrelated to Rutgers football but tangentially related to Rutgers basketball ... I just noticed Rutgers's basketball team is 11-1 right now. But have you seen their OOC schedule? How or why does the B1G let them get away with this:
Molley (home win) (no I have no clue what a Molley is) (D-II)
That's... pathetic. Some top high school teams would go 12-0 against that schedule. Kentucky's water boys would beat all those teams by an average of 35 pts/game. Not a single ranked team; only one power conference team (ACC), unless you count the Big East (two). The mere fact RU plays that schedule is going to drag down every B1G team's resume at the end of the year.
|18 weeks 5 hours ago||Yet these moar smarterer||
Yet these moar smarterer aliens only get 11 votes in the Electoral College.
|18 weeks 10 hours ago||Srs question. Can Hutch coach mens hockey too? Please?||
Srs question. Can Hutch coach mens hockey too? Please?
|18 weeks 19 hours ago||As does Rodger's number of SB||
As does Rodger's number of SB appearances vs Brady, too.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||And see: OSU.||
And see: OSU.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||ahem||
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Can I disagree?||
His video made it seem like someone chose for him -- the box was left at his door, he didn't know what it was or what was in it. Sure he liked the contents, but the concept wasn't right.
The TV commercials were outstanding, however. Toilet paper for an SEC school - sounds about right, isn't that what their diplomas are used for?
|18 weeks 1 day ago||eh||
Being #1 at your position is no guarantee you're a 5* (see: Punter; FG; etc.). There are only a handful of 5*, not enough to go around. Besides, my impression is, Center is pretty much the lowest of the totem pole on the O line. Typically Centers are converted from some other position, and a poor Center can be covered-up scheme-wise more easily than a poor Guard or Tackle. Hence, I think the value on Centers is much lower. As proof: You very, very, very rarely see Centers drafts in first round of the NFL, whereas a great Tackle will go top-5, and even sometimes a Guard gets drafted in the first round.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||mor JEJ!!!||
Dude was BADASS in Rogue One. That last scene of him... no spoilers, but, well, that was fun to watch. OK OK I know JEJ wasn't in the costume, but he has all of DV's lines, and one of them was even FUNNY. (Who knew, the Dark Side has a comedic element.)
|18 weeks 1 day ago||A few days ago I was going to||
A few days ago I was going to post the news about Fournette but decided not to. He played injured at the end of the season, so his choice made some sense. Still, if he could play injured in a regulat season game, why not a bowl game a month later. But if he's still hurt, why risk it.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||That supposed there is any||
That supposed there is any "this" in the post. And you are a better man than I if you can discern any intelligent, useful info in it.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Can someone translate this into American for me?||
Can someone translate this into American for me?
|18 weeks 2 days ago||The major catholic schools in||
The major catholic schools in my area, by DC -- eg Dematha, Gonzaga, Paul IV -- make football and basketball success a huuuge priority. Giving out scholarships to kids who live an hour away etc. I dont get it at all, except that it clearly is a revenue center. I guess its no different than UM -- a good sports program brings back the alums and their donations. Seems un-Catholic to me yet sooo Catholic. And yes Im a Catholic so I can say that.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Rlly?||
"...your throughput maintained by the hosting service..."
Sounds like a Vegas brothel that can get you to, you know, keep performing for a long time.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||easier||
As a group, collectively known as the Jive Turkeys.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||R-E-L-A-X||
The thing is, we don't know 0.01% of what JMFH and his staff are doing in this crootin' campaign -- and it's going to take twists no one sees coming. Guys are going to be recruited up to the 11th hour. Guys you've NEVER known were possible UM recruits; hell, as of this moment, they themselves might not know it, the coaches might not know it. I'm not saying kids change their mind (but that's always possible too) (maybe bagman's check will bounce). I'm saying that with the cashe this program has now, there are going to be all sorts of last-minute things no one can forsee. Raise your hand if, in mid-December last year, you called Asiasi to UM?
So the OP is going off of KNOWN recruits, projecting ahead (conservatively), and falling short of the total and having a feeling of being disappointed. That's the Hoke days, where nothing happened late for us. This staff don't roll that way. Secret wars are happening, and will happen you can't project. Just make moar popcorn.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Hmm. Dont use "bag" in same||
Hmm. Dont use "bag" in same sentence as a reference to an SEC recruit, please. Our bags arent the same as theirs.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||and that was a Gator fan.||
and that was a Gator fan. JMFH isn't done effing up their shit. He will make UF srart the season 0-1 next year.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||frak||
Loved the guy. This blows.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||good info!||
When does RoJo announce? We have a chance right?
|18 weeks 5 days ago||bleh||
Second is the first loser, so....
|18 weeks 5 days ago||I have to agree||
This is awfully close to commenting on recruits before signing day. I mean, the name 'Najee" is sufficiently rare that there's an automatic association in using it. If we had a recruit named "John" and he quoted a John Denver song, that's arguably different. Really, there was no good reason to send the tweet -- other than to melt down MGoBlog servers, and further damage my keyboard's F5 key.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Serious question...||
Back then, did the refs screw up the spotting of the ball too?
|18 weeks 5 days ago||You have an odd set of life||
You have an odd set of life priorities.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||By "college football" he means "FSU offense."||
By "college football" he means "FSU offense."
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Dude its code. But its soooo||
Dude its code. But its soooo easy to decypher.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||welll||
The Cardinals' hackgate wasn't just a "gate" -- it was criminal. Someone got a 46 month sentence for it. It's a crime to hack into someone's database to steal information (except in Russia or China, where you get paid to do that sort of thing).
|18 weeks 5 days ago||truth?||
If Strong was still coach and got those plays ahead of time -- WF probably would have run those plays and scored TD's on them.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||easy||
Clemson offered Gary "incentives" to go there.
And OU is in violation of playing in a conference that refuses to field opposing defenses.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||DOODS -- ITS LOOIVILLE FER GODS SAKES||
This isn't an Ivy League; UM; Stanford; etc. I.e. a school with morals. This is Louisville, the same program that knew about Patrino's track record with blonde GAs and went, "Eh, he's a winner"!
So of COURSE Louisville is like, "nothing to see here." In truth:
- OC got information he knew he shouldn't have
- OC deliberately shared it with the DC / D staff. In law, this is "misappropriation" - if you know you're not supposed to have it, and you actively give it to a third person to use against the true owner of the info, it's the same as stealing it yourself.
- Someone on UL bothered to bring it on paper to the game. If it was so useless, why even print it out? And why bring it?
To me, this is CLEAR MORAL BREACH. They were actively cheating with information they knew they shouldn't have. The coincidence -- out of their control -- that WF didn't actually run the plays doesn't ameliorate their breaches. They consummated the breaches prior to the game.
They shouldn't have used the info, they should have told the WF coaching staff about this before the game. CHEATERS GONNA CHEAT.
Lqqking at you, Patrino. @$$h0!3.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||yes but no||
Of course, he shouldn't have this follow around him the rest of the life for everything he does.
For D-I schools, especially at QB, you're a face of the franchise (so to speak) and these are supposedly institutions of higher education and public service. It's one thing for the NFL to take someone with that on his resume. It's another for a school. And especially for it to be Kiffy's first recruit. It says a lot about what he cares about -- and doesn't. Ask Art Briles how that went for him.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Exactly. The fact we are||
Exactly. The fact we are WINNING the balltles doesnt mean they dont exist. In fact it prpvides incentives for jive turkies to spread lies.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||GEEZ||
there is no actual confirmed evidence that CRAIG JAMES KILLED FIVE HOOKERS. let me repeat, no court has actually convicted CRAIG JAMES FOR KILLING FIVE HOOKERS. no one has ever provided concrete, conclusive, undeniable evidence that CRAIG JAMES KILLED FIVE HOOKERS. the laws of physics do not completely rule out the possibility that CRAIG JAMES KILLED FIVE HOOKERS. on the other hand the laws of physics do not require it to be true that CRAIG JAMED KILLED FIVE HOOKERS. so we cant say for certain that CRAIG JAMES KILLED FIVE HOOKERS.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Makes you wonder||
What, just what, did this dooshbag think he was getting in return from... Louisville?
I mean, what on EARTH do Louisville coaches like to give out for favors ... hmmmmm... what on Earth could it be .... ?
|18 weeks 6 days ago||YOUR DAILY INSTRUCTIONS||
1. Find horse.
2. Kill horse dead.
3. Find stick
4. Beat dead horse moar deader.
5. Do step 4 again until cows fly home.
|19 weeks 9 hours ago||Hannah or Munoz >> Pace.||
Hannah or Munoz >> Pace.
|19 weeks 9 hours ago||FWIW Greenie just opined that||
FWIW Greenie just opined that the Rams, who have a #1 drafted QB to develop, should have JMFH as their obvious coaching candidate. Somthe logic
|19 weeks 10 hours ago||Show me any other QB with||
Show me any other QB with multiple Super Bowl rings and I'll show you a guy surrounded by multiple HOFers at several O and D positions for many years. Bradshaw, Staubach, Aikens, Montana. Brady... basically doing this on his own.
|19 weeks 11 hours ago||GOATs rarely make good||
GOATs rarely make good coaches.
|19 weeks 11 hours ago||Mr Grumpy there! He isnt||
Mr Grumpy there! He isnt just some guy on a roster. He's the greatest pro football player of all time. Every new record of his contunues to reflect well on UM too.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||NO -- they ANNOINCED the||
NO -- they ANNOINCED the extension two weeks ago. nIt was signed before the season. And Shefty said this AM on M&M that there us some buyers remorse in LA.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Oakland is in play.||
Oakland is in play.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||In a conference where no one||
In a conference where no one plays defense. Thats how the two OU guys got on this list. Srsly Carr had a more impressive season than Weatbrook.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Second place = first loser||
Second place = first loser
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Where is Christopher Walken when you need him.||
Where is Christopher Walken when you need him.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Dantonio has a lot of free||
Dantonio has a lot of free time in his hands these days too. No bowl game will do that to ya.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||CORRECTION:||
His and Greg Mattison's defenses at Florida were terrifying.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||I also guess that OU knew,||
I also guess that OU knew, the moment Nebraska's HC opens up, Frost be gone.
|20 weeks 8 hours ago||give MSU credit||
At least the MSU staff was smart enough to get the blondes off of him before sending him home drunk.
|20 weeks 21 hours ago||So its like Congress?Ok ok I||
So its like Congress?
|20 weeks 21 hours ago||What will she tweet if he DOES win? Celebratory dance??||
What will she tweet if he DOES win? Celebratory dance??
|20 weeks 23 hours ago||my rule||
If you are going to nominate a guy because of GREAT offensive stats... then the rule should be, he CANT be from a conference that DOESNT PLAY DEFENSE. Meaning, sure, Westbrook's stats are glossy (as is his QB's), but cmon... against THAT conference? It's not fair to everyone else.
|20 weeks 23 hours ago||eh||
There are certainly years no one separates, so typically the QB of the #1 team gets it. Erick Crouch, Gino Torretta come to mind.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||LOL @ "kids." Oh wait you're||
LOL @ "kids."
Oh wait you're serious...!
|20 weeks 1 day ago||DUNNO||
"The 12th game was completel pointless."
Yet they added it. Why? Oh right... MONEY.
That 12th game is revenue to the big schools, and a payday to bottom feeders going to get slaughtered by the big schools. It's more games for ESPN, meaning, more advertising. More tickets etc.
Good luck getting rid of it.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||HMM||
"other divisions play larger sized playoffs" ...
... with FEWER regular season games, and no conf champ games.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||YEAH BUT...||
While I hate the "too many games" mantra, you have to take context into account.
I heard Bob Stoops say, and Urbs agreed this AM, that they already play too many games. But that's BS. The winner and loser play 15 games -- the same as FCS, D-II and D-III. So adding one more game (e.g. 6 or 8 team playoff) is hardly "too many." FBS teams (we'll have to rename that, right) have much larger rosters, their players are better trained, etc. They can handle one more game.
Three more games, well, that's pushing it. To the point that these other leagues "survive" with 16, 24 or 32 team playoffs -- yuou are IGNORING that they ONLY play 10 or 11 game schedules. D-III is a 5-round playoff, but these teams only have 10 regular season games and (IIRC) no conf champ games. So that's only 15 games max. I think FCS has a four-game playoff, after an 11-game regular season.
If we insist on a 12-game regular season for (currently named) FBS, plus one weekend for championship games, we need to limit playoffs to 3 more games, probably. Hence no more than 8 playoff teams. If we "go back" in time and drop to 11 games (like the TV networks would ever allow that), then maybe you can get up to 16 teams.