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|1 day 6 hours ago||In isolation, '08 was the worst||
'13 had it's stomach punches and the depressing end to the hockey streak, but the worst thing about this season was the deflating hopes from our preseason expectations. '06 was actually a great FB season to experience - it just hurts in hindsight since that's the last time we were nationally relevant. Looking at other sports, a forgettable hockey team in '06 is better than missing the tourney, and the Tigers were in the WS. Basketball was not even on anyone's radar in '06 and '08.
|1 week 1 day ago||Get rid of PI||
Defensive holding is already a penalty, and the it's already a penalty for straight tackling a receiver ("targeting a defenseless player") so what does PI give you at all? If someone can be pushed around by someone else while running full speed down the field, they need to hit the weights. Also: this is football. Pushing people is a part of the game.
|1 week 1 day ago||Golden Gate Bowl||
Just my suggestion.
|1 week 1 day ago||I think they are adding "Peach" again||
To be a part of the "New Year's Six" I believe they are bringing back the peach. Of course, this gives me mixed feelings, mainly because it makes Steve Spurrier's epic burn of Peyton Manning a little more dated ("Peach Bowl MVP.")
|1 week 1 day ago||The current one||
Was the Motor City bowl for a while. And while Michigan cherries are excellent, I think the world knows Michigan more for cars than any agricultural product
|1 week 1 day ago||Are there less sponsors than usual?||
I feel like this is the first time in a while where a ton of bowls are officially referred to by their real name. Can this be the start of a positive trend where bowl games return to civic based names rather than corporate?
|1 week 1 day ago||10-7||
With our TD being defensive
|1 week 2 days ago||National Titles||
Are rare across football. Sure Alabama and Auburn have been blessed (and even Auburn's came after fifty year gap). Tennessee, who won one year after us, hasn't gotten one since and that was their first one in thirty years. Vince Young took UT to their first one in 35 years. Washington (who was a traditional Rose Bowl foe of ours) has only won two ever. Ohio's win in 2002 was their first since Bo came to M. Oregon and Wiscy have never won one (and you'll note they've had some recent success). Stanford's last one came before WWII. Even Nebraska's three titles in four seasons under Osborne broke a twenty year drought.
|1 week 2 days ago||Can't we say similar things?||
Last year other than 'Bama and Nebraska, we were in every game we played (and Nebraska deserves an asterisk for this discussion). This year, other than the number four team in the country the same was true. Yes, both seasons we had too many close wins to take much solace. But that's also true in '94, '95 and '96. I wouldn't draw a direct conclusion saying "ZOMG NATIONAL CHAMPS" next year, but it's not crazy to draw a parallel.
|1 week 2 days ago||Fiesta should be fun||
UCF's only loss was by three to SCAR, and Baylor's offense is capable of points, if you like that sorta thing.
|1 week 2 days ago||I was thinking the same thing||
Think they'll win 49-0 and the officials will cancel the game for the next fifteen years?
|1 week 2 days ago||Yes||
In the Citrus
|1 week 3 days ago||As a middle of the pack team||
This should be fun. We get to go to the desert instead of FL for the annual B1G-SEC (slaughter) challenge against a team that like us has had recent success preceding this disappointing season - truly, I'm kind of excited about this.
|1 week 4 days ago||In order of importance||
1) win the B1G East
|1 week 4 days ago||Match point||
|1 week 5 days ago||Bless him||
Nkosi sikelel' iAfrika
|2 weeks 2 days ago||All my points||
Are belong to you
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Yea, but||
With our springs being wetter/less predictable than a lot if our southern brethren, it gives us a longer season and less rainouts, hopefully. That's the thinking anyway, I believe.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||What is acceptable in 2014?||
For me, it's 3/4:
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Not the '05 Rose Bowl||
Along with all the other valid differences between this game and that Rose Bowl, the biggest one is the difference between Ohio and Texas. Everything else you said certainly contributes to why I'm feeling worse about this game than that. But the biggest thing is I hate Ohio a heckuva lot more than UT
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I like them||
Didn't notice them during the game, and in usually pretty traditional about most things uni related. But the shoes don't bother me one bit for some reason. Weird.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||It makes me optimistic||
I feel like, even with Borges, we are on the right track. I'd rather get an OC who would not be as dogmatic and then I think we'd be national contenders annually. Now I think next year we ought to contend for the B1G.
|3 weeks 19 hours ago||Good post yeoman||
I don't think it's any coincidence that when Sparty played in their "Game of the Century" M was 4-6. Sparty had been a national power in the 1950s and 1960s, whereas M had gone to two Rose Bowls in the same period. Bo changed that, but there really isn't an "end of history" here. Sparty is up and M is down. We haven't been in this position since our parents were kids, so it's strange territory. But not uncharted. Ups and downs happen - heck look at Alabama between our last national title and Nick Saban. Look at Auburn last year.
|3 weeks 23 hours ago||I'm with you||
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I am jealous of all of you||
I can't wait until the next time I see Michigan play Ohio State in person! Not this year though
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I am optimistic||
I am concerned with the offensive regression we saw in 2012, but chalked it up to "fusion cuisine." As disappointing as this season is, we did know our O line would struggle - we just hoped our beastly tackles could mask that.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Poor Guy||
I imagine most of us on this board have been in a similar situation - been a kid, playing a game that meant more to you than anything, and lost and just felt like crap afterwards. But there's not many of us who've had millions of fans scrutinizing our play like these kids, making it feel even more important. My heart goes out ot not just Devin but to Team 134 - all of them are playing hard, all of them are hurting like this kid is. As the QB Devin takes a lot more of the flack, and so there's a bit more going out to him from me. Whatever else happens, I know these guys are going to go out there and make me proud by giving the Buckeyes everything they're made of.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||What does an associate member give the B1G?||
JHU allowed us to start a lax conference that generates content for the BTN. But a hockey conference already exists. I know college hockey is big in western and upstate NY, but is Cornell alone big enough to give the BTN any more of a foothold out there?
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Well said||
I take it two of your passions are hockey and history? And the University of Michigan, of course.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Now that I got that out of the way||
Something I find interesting is how relatively recent our "traditions" are in sports. Most of the modern sports popular around the world didn't really exist until the industrial revolution, with the exception being cricket. In North America, baseball and college football are really the only two sports with true 19th century roots and traditions. There is no more traditional power than Michigan in college football - we've been a dominant team in every era of the game, and literally taught Notre Dame how to play. And even our most sacred traditions - the winged helmet, the Ohio game to end the year - both date to the 1930s. The M Club Banner dates to 1962! Before Ohio our most fierce rival was Minnesota for a couple of decades, and before that it was Chicago. As broken up as I was about realignment killing fun trips to Big Rapids, or likewise killing the Nebraska-Oklahoma rivalry, the truth is that our traditions rarely date more than a couple of generations. And the CCHA is barely older than I am. Just food for thought I guess.