this may be of some local interest
- Member for
- 4 years 35 weeks
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Ok||
Never said I was embarassed. The way they lost was embarassing. Any athlete losing that way would agree. FSU deserved it because they didn't crack under the pressure. UM has a great team and much to be proud of. They fought hard to get to this point. It's just disappointing how they lost. I feel bad for them...
|2 years 13 weeks ago||What a joke||
We handed them that game in about 10 different ways. Story of this team all year. Embarassing.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||SC Coach?||
Football is a brutal sport, but this is an inordinate amount of ACL injuries. I'm wondering if this calls into question our SC coach?
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Refreshing||
I find your apology refreshing. It takes a big person to say sorry. I feel bad for those commenting to make jokes at your expense. It's easy to sit behind an avatar and make fun of other Mgobloggers. They should save their joke-making energy for OSU and Sparty, instead...
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Thank you!||
EMU grad, UM reject (not smart enough to get in). UM fan and all around great guy (that's what my mom says anyway)
|2 years 32 weeks ago||elephant||
Saw what you did there, Exile...
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Class?||
Ten years of "class" under Tress? A wonderful, Christian man (and I'm not making fun of him, I'm speaking honestly) who fell under the win at all cost mentality? A man OSU fans treat like a hero? I applaud your passion to create an account on a Michigan board to tell us that OSU is classy, but it just doesn't fly. OSU has owned us for a long time. Just accept what your team is and laugh all the way to the bank. All OSU does is win...
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Winning would help...||
Winning would help.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Yup||
I'm the same way, GB Phil. Debate is great, a lost art. Cogent points by both sides is enjoyable to read. Posters that are castigated, though, for having differing opinions is nauseating.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Opinions...||
It's sad that you think you may be banned for stating an opinion that may ruffle some feathers but is at least thought out. I agree with you a bit. I've been around UM football quite a while. I am used to UM winning. When they finished .500 in 1985? you would have thought it was the end of the world. Crappy records are commonplace now, though. I do feel entitled. I hate watching us lose, I'm not used to it, and sometimes the frustration levels come out. Frustration, however, that comes out in posts knows no age...
|2 years 39 weeks ago||wow||
|2 years 39 weeks ago||Ethiopians||
He cares (cared RIP Sam) about ETHIOPIANS! BECAUSE THEY TRY TO GROW STUFF IN THE SAND! AND NOTHING GROWS IN THE SAND!
|2 years 39 weeks ago||Well...||
I agree there are many fair-weather fans. It's much easier to cheer for a team that is good. But if you look at many of the "negative" posts, many of the posters have been here for a long time. I've been a UM fan since my childhood and will continue to support my team. We are not fair-weather fans. It's just that many of us allow our passion to get in the way of rational thought sometimes. I know I'm guilty. I've been very spoiled by UM (I remember the one year we went .500 for the first time in forever and people were jumping off cliffs) and this season, the last decade, has really raised my apathy, hell sadness, to unhealthy levels. Think I'll take your advice and just take myself away from the forums for awhile.
BTW, UM swimmers are ranked #1! Yay, non-revenue sports!!!
|2 years 39 weeks ago||Shocking. Just shocking. /s||
With likely more attrition to follow. Kids coming here for academics will get a world-class education. Kids coming here more for football see the impending tire-fire and a lost decade of medicore, meh, football (less one year of miracle DR). We are Northwestern football.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||Now that's funny||
Thanks for making me laugh. That is priceless.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||Into the Pool||
"For every negative play on offense this Saturday, we will run laps...in the outdoor pool!"
One tradition would include awards for biggest splash on cannon ball entries.
We would approach the media and all pressers wearing Speedos (sorry about that visual)
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Clubbing||
someone with your Philosophy Thesaurus doesn't help either. Have you considered why a coach with so much experience would run a play that has gained nothing over and over again? How about OSU last year giving the game ball to Borges for his pathetic game plan? Maybe our coaching staff, like you, needs to go back to basic thinking instead of trying to impress us all with their bloated intelligence.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||Jay Bilas defending refs...||
I love punishment so I turned on ESPN. Why is Michigan so hated by those guys? Wow. Jay Bilas said we shouldn't even be talking about the Burke block because Bohannan, screw spelling, was "getting mauled" on every play.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||Well said...||
I share your feelings. I just keep replaying what could have been over and over again. I feel sick to my stomach, but I, too, am proud of these young men. What a run! Thanks for a great year guys!
|3 years 19 weeks ago||So proud!||
Youngest team out there. Never gave up. We were beaten by a good team not refs. It hurts now but we were treated to something special this season. What a great team! Go Blue!
|3 years 20 weeks ago||Because||
people like me, who also could not get into Michigan, are not worthy of rooting for Michigan teams because we didn't get into the school? Get over yourself.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||Yup||
Niether team had any divers qualify. That's an area Michigan hopes to improve on. They scored points in every swimming event except the 200 back. But there are also 3 diving events that we scored no points in, so we can get better still! Incoming class is strong but we lose 6 national qualifiers to graduation.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||National Champions!!!! Drinking Thread?||
Still two events to go, but Michigan has it locked. Congratulations Men's Swim Team.
My brother lives in San Fran and shipped two wonderful portions of Pliny the Elder. The first one has been opened. YESSSSSSS!
Oh, and let's go Wichita State! Kick the crap out ohio
|3 years 21 weeks ago||Yup.||
EMU surveyed 700 Huron Indians 5 said they were offended, so they switched. Go figure. EMU was just a job to me. Commuted for 4 years. I've always loved Michigan, but just wasn't smart enough to get in; hence, the "UM Reject" moniker. I can laugh about now. I still have my rejection letter. It reads like, "Thank you for applying, you weren't even close. Buh-Bye."
|3 years 21 weeks ago||HA!||
You got me! Class of 94'
|3 years 21 weeks ago||Distance Team!!!!||
No way! 57 points in swimming at the NC is crazy! Wow! congrats Jaeger national champion in the 500 and the 1650! Missed the record by 3 seconds, but he is only a junior, so look out next year.
Nice side story, Wiscy swimmer wins the 200 back, their first national champion in 54 years. And my Alma Mater Eastern Michigan came up 4th, Hurons, yes!
Michigan is now in firm control..Go Blue!
|3 years 21 weeks ago||The Call...||
My son and I were listening to it on 950 on the way home. We were sitting at a stop light when he hit it. We were screaming looking forward, turned, continued screaming to each other. Was broken from my euphoria when the light turned green and I didn't know it. The guy behind me obviously wasn't listening. It was great call. I, too, would love to hear it again.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||Interesting Prelims||
Cal is swimming out of their heads; Michigan, for the most part, is swimming at or near their seed times. It's interesting to see the coache's different philosophies in that Michigan has more talent and is deeper than Cal, but becasue Cal tapered perfectly for this meet and have dudes swimming into points who were nowhere near that with their seed times.
The 1650 is key. As ehatch stated, if Michigan just holds their seeds in the 1650, we should be up 50 going into the remaining events. The remaining events should break down like this:
After the 1650, we will lose points (20 at most) in the 200 back as Cal has an A finalist and Michigan will score nothing.
In the 100free Cal has an A finalist seeded above Michigan's A finalist (on paper we would lose a few points), but we have a B finalist and Cal doesn't, so it should be a wash. We should still be up about 30 points.
Worse case scenario in the 200breast could have us lose 27 points as Cal placed 2 in the A final and 1 in the B final. If Cal goes 2-3 (they won't beat the 1 seed), Funk takes 8th and Cal dude wins the B final, we lose 27 points. So, we should still be ahead regardless, but if it shakes out like that, we would be up about 5 points.
We should gain points in the 200 fly. We are seeded first in the A final, but the Cal dude should win it (he easily won the 100 fly). However, we have 2 A finalists to their 1 so we will outpoint them. We also have a B finalist and Cal does not, so we will gain points.
Niether team has divers, so, yeah.
So, like ehatch said, we are in the A final of the 400 free relay and Cal is in the B final. As long as we don't DQ, we will outpoint them in the event and win the NC!
Thanks to ehatch for posting! Our swim team is incredible and has been for years.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||Me Too||
Miss being in incredible shape. I've played many sports but swimming killed me. The 2 a-days for 3 straight months were murder/great! Not nearly good enough to swim on the college level. Love watching them because you know how hard they work for very little recognition.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||Remaining Events||
We should dominate the 1650 with the possiblity of outscoring Cal by 30+ points. They will outscore us in the 200back, we should outscore them in the 100 free. In the 200 breast, Funk is our only rep. We need him to score some points as Cal has 4 reps, ouch. The 200 fly should be a wash. We are seeded higher in the 400 free relay. Neither team has divers so Platform is a wash. So, we have to take care of business in the prelims. If we do, Michigan wins the national championship. The finals are on ESPN 3