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|6 weeks 3 days ago||Musk||
Elon Musk is targeting 2025 for that first Space-X trip to Mars so.....
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Bama||
Alabama was 13-0 in 1992. Let's claim it anyway.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||Vintage Bo||
The name of the documentary was Vintage Bo. It followed Bo around the week of the 1971 Iowa game, which Michigan ended up winning 61-7.
Here it is. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aF_Gh__hPC4
|33 weeks 1 day ago||New Years Eve||
Interesting that they're putting the semifinals on New Year's Eve in 2 out of every three years. The Sugar Bowl tried this from 1972-1975 (including the famous 1973 game where ND beat Bama 24-23 to win the national championship) but my understanding is that the game was moved back to New Year's Day because it was generally ignored on New Year's Eve.
I don't know that there was a better alternative if they were going to keep the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day every year, but I sense the semifinals' placement on NYE will be an issue (especially for those with significant others that won't be thrilled with their new NYE activity). From what I've read the first semifinal will begin late afternoon and the second one will be at night, probably not ending until after midnight on the East Coast.
More likely to be ignored are the games played on New Year's Eve in the 1 year out of every 3 that the semifinals are on New Year's Day. That is the case for 2014/2015.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||New Year's Eve?||
Are they actually playing these games on New Year's Eve or is that date just a placeholder?
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Ladies and Gentlemen.....||
I feel very Spiritualized reading this.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Or the person who worries||
Or the person who worries about whether the other players at a blackjack table make the correct positive EV decisions, because it "disrupts the flow of the table" if they don't.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Monday Night Football||
As the story is told in Bo, Bo pointed at Harbaugh on the TV and said "son, if you go to Michigan that could be you one day." Right after that, there was either a graphic or the MNF announcers said that it was the first game ever started in the NFL by a Michigan QB. Bo said he knew he had lost him right then (thank God).
|2 years 14 weeks ago||No Surprises||
Well it is "music to cut your wrists to..." (1:15 mark of the attached)
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Woody||
Woody did last eight years after he was fired. Not as long as Bo but at least he had some time.
|3 years 3 days ago||2001||
Yes, he's thinking of the 2001 game. The 2002 game was the 34-9 train wreck in Ann Arbor.
|3 years 3 days ago||1977 Michigan-OSU Game||
Great game. The OSU QB for that game was Rod Gerald. Greene's last season was 1975.
Woody's tantrum in '77 was punching the ABC cameraman after OSU's last fumble. OSU had first and goal from the Michigan 8 with 4 minutes left. John Anderson blew up an option play and forced Gerald to fumble before he could make a pitch. One of ABC's cameramen got too close to Woody as we was throwing down his headphones in anger, and Woody took him out.
The fumble and Woody's punch are at the 4:45 mark. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVx0s8JdE7c&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1
|3 years 27 weeks ago||TKOL Part 2||
The second part would most likely be included with the vinyl/CD release in May, similar to In Rainbows CD 2.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||posted from iPhone|
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Seven Swans||
Great post Brian. For those of you not familiar with the Seven Swans reference, it's an epic song by Sufjan Stevens from his 2004 album of the same name. Here is the song.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||Correction: Tom Drake||
Correction: Tom Drake intercepted the late pass in the 1973 game to give Michigan one last chance that led to Lantry's missed 44 yeard field goal.
Thom Darden intercepted the pass at the end of the 1971 game that led to Woody Hayes tearing up the sideline markers because he thought Darden had interfered with the OSU receiver.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||1972-'75 OSU Games||
I think there was a decade's worth of worst plays in those 4 games alone.
'72 - Being stopped on the goal line on third and fourth downs in the 4th quarter (also happened at the end of the first half)
'73 - Lantry's missed 44 yard FG after Darden's interception gave us a last chance following another Lantry missed FG (barely missed from 58 yards)
'74 - Lantry's missed 33 yard FG at the end of the game
'75 - Cornelius Greene's 3rd down 17 yard completion to Brian Baschnagel on 3rd and 10 from OSU's 20 with 7 minutes to go in the game. This occurred right after Michigan had scored to take the lead 14-7, and led to OSU's tying TD. Shortly after, Ray Griffin intercepted a Leach pass and returned it to Michigan's 1, where OSU scored and won 21-14.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||Suggestions||
Of course there's no chance any of these would ever get played but...
LCD Soundsystem - All I Want
The National - Fake Empire
The Smiths - Bigmouth Strikes Again
Radiohead - Everything In Its Right Place
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Bright Lit Blue Skies
Animal Collective - What Would I Want Sky? (from the 2:20 mark to the 3:10 mark, during a replay timeout)
Deerhunter - Agoraphobia (for the defense)
Lloyd Cole & Commotions - Are You Ready To Be Heartbroken?
Todd Rundgren - Hello It's Me
Wild Nothing - Chinatown or Our Composition
The Lemonheads - It's About Time
Joy Division - Transmission
Fleet Foxes - White Winter Hymnal
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Dr. Saturday||
Not surprisingly, Dr. Saturday gets it right. Here is the next to last paragraph:
Know also that every program in the country -- and I'm pretty confident when I say every program -- would run afoul of at least one of those infractions (or similar ones; it's a big manual) on a somewhat regular basis, as the minimum cost of employing fallible human being while continuing to dead-lift with the Joneses. Other programs, however, weren't the target of an investigation by a major metropolitan newspaper that left no stone unturned in its efforts to make a splash against a high-profile program. Michigan was, which is why it was Michigan's coach, president and new athletic director (not even officially on the job for two more weeks) in front of the cameras today feigning contrition over barely spilt milk.
|5 years 3 weeks ago||1971-1975||
Slight correction to your stats: We went 49-5-3 from 1971-1975: 11-1 in 1971, 10-1 in 1972, 10-0-1 in 1973, 10-1 in 1974, and 8-2-2 in 1975. We lost one home game in that period, the 1975 Ohio State game 21-14. We also tied 3, the 1973 OSU game that you mentioned and the back-to-back ties in 1975, 19-19 with Stanford and 14-14 with Baylor.
We outscored our opponents 1663-413, for an average game score of 29-7. Also, our lowest national ranking at the end of the season during that span was #8 in 1975. Our highest was #3 in the AP in 1974 (#5 in the UPI that year).