I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|1 week 3 days ago||And I would also take the band off that list||
I would venture to say our band has gone as soft as well. Still good, but no longer great or in the running for "greatest."
|1 week 6 days ago||Trendlines vs relative values||
I think I agree that more likely than not, most teams would see their trendlines heading slightly south over the season. As much for the typically soft early season schedules as for anything related to opponents better understanding play tendencies or everyone generally getting into the meat of their schedule late in the season. (Northwestern and Wisconsin played OSU fairly early in their B10 seasons, for instance.)
What's most striking to me about these three seasons isn't so much that the 2013 season has a steeper negative slope (though that's not good either), but that the 2013 season is the only one whose trendline results in sub-average territory (by a lot). It doesn't seem unusual that teams would have a variety of issues depressing offensive output late into the season, but for Michigan to end up so far below the average of it's opponents' outputs (if I'm understanding these values/charts correctly), that's a big issue for me. 2011 looks to be about average (ending around 100%); 2012 a bit better at about 105%; but 2013 is horrid at around 70%).
I'm sure using trendlines as an averaging of our offensive output isn't so scientific, but the graph is telling of (something bad), nonetheless.
|8 weeks 11 hours ago||I'm not as clear on when||
but thought it was in one of the OTs. What I do recall is how jarring it was to see that play out of nowhere - I was so (all-too-momentarily) relieved to see us pull it out and thought we were now playing to win. But I think the next play was a run back into the teeth.
|8 weeks 12 hours ago||Yeah, maybe our coaches should watch more college teams play||
Instead of watching NFL ones - it's definitely not helping.
|8 weeks 12 hours ago||I think we can stop with discussion of National Championships||
The team isn't likely competitive for division championships on the current trajectory.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Heiko's question||
Apparently unanswered amidst all the hullabaloo. But seriously, what does the fox say?
|11 weeks 3 days ago||It's been a long week||
but someone needs to explain to me the irony in that. That actually seems to be an example of consistency. I think it'd be more ironic to have had the people on the board that mock Dantonio to have cheered the skywriting and Brandon, but I might be getting to old to actually understand irony any more.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Alas for the departed upvote.||
|14 weeks 4 days ago||I think I'm in the same boat as Sideline||
Did you (Mr. Smith) ever complete the shipping of the shirts from the Kickstarter? I've been looking out for two to come my way but nothing in the mail as yet...
|19 weeks 2 days ago||The visitor count is going to skyrocket for this site||
if I have to view the site twice to make sure I get all the content - once on a laptop to view the photos and charts that don't render on my mobile and then again to view the mobile-only stuff like Vine etc. It's weird, the internet these days.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Could be a good thing||
Might provide him the time to collect himself both athletically and academically. Lots of students need to take a term or more off to refocus for success.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||If the "readership" says petty snark is wrong||
I don't ever want Brian to be right.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks||
That's a much more cogent response than the one I had started in my head. This entire argument has me befuddled - am I now so old that the origin of "blog" has faded from memory? Do people think this is a Time, Inc. subsidiary?
Whatevs, get off my lawn. I miss Haloscan.
|23 weeks 9 hours ago||He had to set a floor||
the 2014 schedule's already been announced and he didn't want to take a complete bath when the dynamics of his new pricing model bottomed out.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||MGoBlog:||
MGoBlog: make this happen.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Bro||
at least he didn't start his post with "Bro" - isn't that enough for you people?
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Also accounting transition costs?||
I'm wondering, too, if the four-year value of that scholarship also needs to go on the books when the LOI is signed. That might put the athletic department in the hole for that $160,000 right away as opposed to the $40,000 they're currently booking annually because they have to account for it as a liability/payable on their books. A school the size of Michigan shouldn't have an issue with that, but with the recent articles about how many programs are running in the red already, that could be a big deal. In three years, it'd net out about the same, but years one and two could be tough for a tight budget.
In Michigan's case, I have to assume it's a blend of "we're Michigan Men, fergodsakes, our Word is our Bond" and a reluctance to dip into the budget lines allocated for "Administrative Excellence Bonuses" or "Fan Excitement Enhancements!"
|28 weeks 6 days ago||But there is so much art in this post||
that it couldn't justifiably be broken up with a "read more". This post puts the mgoblog back into mgoblog. In my opinion.
It also made me a tad wistful for BlueSeoul - that camera man's hand cried out for a 'Derp!'
|28 weeks 6 days ago||Almost anything||
except Mollys. Apparently.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||I'm in Evanston||
and I'm kind of pissed. It's been great having Michigan come here for games - great way to involve the family in the traditions. With 3 kids and work and life and all, it's just not as easy to jump away to Ann Arbor for gameday. I'll trade Purdue for Northwestern. Any takers?
|32 weeks 3 days ago||I was thinking more like||
|32 weeks 5 days ago||May your days be blessed||
to never experience a home loss to a 6-6 team. No one else on this board has had to suffer such a disappointment, why should you?
|32 weeks 5 days ago||Are you drunk?||
You type well for a drunk sorority girl. The Michigan Difference, I suppose.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||This has been gameplanned out already||
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Not for me, thanks||
I'm much more interested in events leading to my needing to read a Wichita St preview.
|38 weeks 2 days ago||Let me help:||
|41 weeks 4 days ago||logged in||
for the first time in probably a month just to upvote. You should get a bonus for frist, too.
|47 weeks 8 hours ago||Opposite experience for me||
I attended my 9 year old daughter's first basketball game this last weekend. She's been on the team for the entirety of its two practices and is probably one of the least developed players on the team. She was hopping all over the place in excitement and looked like she wanted to be a cheerleader more than a point guard (for most of the game). Her team was totally outmatched and didn't have any shooting or dribbling drills but instead spent all of its warm-up time stretching and chanting their team name. The other team was doing lay-up drills and came out shooting like crazy. Somehow, though, my daughter's team managed to win 15-12. Were they the better team? No way. But when 10 9-year olds are running all over the place struggling to put anything near the rim, its a complete crap-shoot.
So, buck up! Chances are more than in your favor that they'll win the next one. Which, I guess, is the connection to this rambling post and the Wolverines? Just wanted to connect with someone else with a 9 year old daughter taking up basketball, I guess.
|47 weeks 8 hours ago||For the B1G confernce game, you're right||
Losing to ND doesn't mean much. But in your specific example, the winner of this year's ND-UM game DID, in fact, go to the national title game. Not to say that the winner of that game deserved to go or was the most qualified to go, but in the example you provided, the winner of that game went. And played the team UM played the week before. Did you think the winner of that game in South Bend would qualify for the NCG? Neither did I, but it happened. So, it can actually matter when we lost to ND.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||PSU says thank you||
Best rating they've received in a year.