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|1 day 13 hours ago||An OSU fan walks into a bar||
An OSU fan walks into a bar with a parrot on his shoulder. The bartender asks, "hey, where did you get that pig?" The OSU fan says, "That's not a pig; it's a parrot," to which the bartender replies, "I wasn't talking to you, I was talking to the parrot."
|1 day 16 hours ago||To prove to the armadillo it||
To prove to the armadillo it could be done.
|2 days 18 hours ago||I do think Rudock could have||
I do think Rudock could have had a similar year as Beathard at Iowa, but what set him apart was the coaching of Harbaugh. And yes, on almost every statistical category, Rudock had a better year last year than Beathard, and that is acknowledging that Rudock took awhile to fully learn the system and started out the season slowly.
I get that Iowa fans are excited about Beathard, but they don't seem to appreciate that they had one of the easiest schedules of any major conference team in college football. I also find it amusing that some Iowa fans think Beathard should considered a realistic Heisman candidate.
|3 days 20 hours ago||I hope they are undefeated||
I hope they are undefeated before Michigan takes it to them. I don't want any excuses for anybody to leave Michigan out of the playoff when we win the Big Ten.
Say Oklahoma struggles with Houston (or loses to them) then beats Ohio State. The talk will be about the Big Ten being down this year. Obviously an undefeated Michigan will be in, but I could see Michigan slipping up against Iowa or Wisconsin, yet still winning the Big Ten. If OSU and / or MSU have a loss before Michigan beats them, the Big Ten could be the conference on the outside looking in this year.
|5 days 16 hours ago||Phelps. He's won medals in||
Phelps. He's won medals in four Olympics. If Bolt comes back in 2020 and wins at least one gold medal, then there will be an argument.
|6 days 17 hours ago||Congrats to Willis (and every||
Congrats to Willis (and every other medal winner who might have been overlooked)!
|1 week 2 days ago||I haven't clicked on the||
I haven't clicked on the article, but in reference to Romes response to Harbaugh's tweet, Rome is using the red herring fallacy.
|1 week 5 days ago||But what about 2018?||
But what about 2018?
|1 week 5 days ago||The IOC going Iraqi||
The IOC going Iraqi Information Minister on this story...
|1 week 6 days ago||Dude is a master at the||
Dude is a master at the sport.
|1 week 6 days ago||Cook don't need no water with||
Cook don't need no water with his chips!
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||It goes back at least as far||
It goes back at least as far as Fielding Yost:
Upon his retirement as Michigan's athletic director in 1942, a major valedictory banquet was held by his friends in the Field house that bore his name. As John U. Bacon recounts in Blue Ice, Yost concluded his statement by saying:
"But do let me reiterate the spirit of Michigan. It is based upon a deathless loyalty to Michigan and all her ways; an enthusiasm that makes it second nature for Michigan men to spread the gospel of their university to the world's distant outposts; a conviction that nowhere is there a better university, in any way, than this Michigan of ours."
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Ketchup on fries, mustard and||
Ketchup on fries, mustard and onions on hotdogs, mayo or mayo and mustard on sandwiches and burgers, horseradish mustard on pretzels and brats.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Thank you for writing and||
Thank you for writing and posting this. Real life always has greater poignancy than fiction, and I can only imagine the pain your father and family have gone through.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Purdue football has been a||
Purdue football has been a dumpster fire since Wilford Brimely retired.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||"It's got a cop motor, a 440||
"It's got a cop motor, a 440 cubic inch plant. It's got cop tires, cop suspension, cop shocks. It's a model made before catylytic converters so it'll run good on regular gas."
|2 weeks 4 days ago||HIS VOICE IS QUIETER THAN||
HIS VOICE IS QUIETER THAN SOME.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I thought I heard a woosh!||
I thought I heard a woosh! Now I know what that was.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||This doesn't surprise me.||
This doesn't surprise me. They had to find a fall guy, and it seems the person they find is rarely the one truly responsible.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Good point. Unfortunately, I||
Good point. Unfortunately, I have seen plenty of college football players through the years never graduate. Where I currently teach (not in the state of Michigan, below Div 1) really seems more like the last chance U than the Netflix series, because where I am is a 4 year school, and the options are either graduate or make it in the NFL ( and at this school maybe one player every 10-20 years makes it even a few years in the NFL). The times I most often get to know thesesstudent athletes is when they are failing my class, usually because they rarely attend and rarely complete their assignments. Sometimes, this school is their 3rd school, having either flunked out or kicked off a team or sometimes quit. I've had several who were on scholarship at Div 1 schools, even one who was the starting QB as a true freshman at a middle of the pack power 5 school. Many will run out of eligibility well before graduating and have convinced themselves they have a shot at the NFL. Some have the athletic ability for the NFL but not the discipline or willingness to take direction, which in reality means they have almost zero chance. It's sad to ask these guys what their future goals are, because they have no realistic plan, just the dream and hope of getting into the NFL. They were often the superstar athlete at their high school, in some cases the best football player in a decade or more. In their minds that translates to superstar in college and then the NFL, and it seems no level of failure or obstacles in college disuade them from that goal. In college, the coach has stupid rules, or "we ain't here to play school" is the excuse.
There are the ones who have figured it out, though, and these are the ones that I have the most hope for. They've come to the realization (albeit somewhat late) that their best option for the future is getting that degree.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||As others upthread have||
As others upthread have indicated, I, too, am sad to see players wash out. But for some, it is better both for them and Michigan to move on somewhere else, so it doesn't have to be sadness. The ones that truly make me sad are ones who are no longer able to even play football because of injury or some other issue that is not their fault.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I'm sure that's true, but||
I'm sure that's true, but that's not what happened here. They were going down hill with some pretty sharp twists and turns, and the motorcylist just could not keep up with the cyclists. He was trying to catch up, and it's quite fortunate that he didn't crash himself, having to avoid the two cyclists who had just fallen.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Cycling is not a sport I am||
Cycling is not a sport I am familiar with or generally watch, but that was an exciting last 20 minutes or so of that race. I find it fascinating that the cyclists were so far ahead of the cameraman on the motorcycle that we didn't really get to see the crash, just the aftermath. I can only imagine what it would be like crashing a bicycle at those speeds.
|3 weeks 3 hours ago||I have no idea who it will||
I have no idea who it will be, but I'm pulling for Speight. I still remember how hard he worked to help recruit his class, and I want to see him succeed on the field.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||(No subject)||
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Home alone. As some noted||
As some noted up-thread, the overly demonstrative fans annoy me, and living out of state, most of those fans are watching a completely different game if I'm out at a bar. I'm also not too keen on sitting in a bar or restaurant for 3 hours, especially alone. I had a friend and fellow Michigan fan that I went to the local BWW with for a few games, but he retired and moved back to Michigan.
A plus for being at home (aside from saving money) is that I can rewind and rewatch any play I want. And there are so many commercial breaks, I don't have to miss any live action.
My preference is to watch the games live at the stadium, but living in Oklahoma, that makes it difficult. I like being able to scan the entire field and watch what is going on, even away from the ball, where the camera is always focused. The last Michigan game I saw live though was Michigan at Nebraska, a game I'd rather just forget.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||This is my favorite kind of||
This is my favorite kind of shitpost.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||He has a boo-boo.||
He has a boo-boo.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||You've obviously never met my wife.||
You've obviously never met my wife.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||The pipes are clogged.||
The pipes are clogged.