I GET IT
|1 week 6 days ago||Well...I don't think it is as||
Well...I don't think it is as easy as "turning down a national title for us just so another school can't win one in a different sport."
It really depends on what sports you value.
Hypothetical: Would you rather have the Men's Cross Country team win the 2014 National Championship OR Michigan Football go into Columbus in 2014 and thump an undefeated Buckeye team?
No offense to cross country, but would this not be a no-brainer for 99% of our fanbase preferring a football win in Columbus next year?
If you truly value Michigan Football over Basketball by a wide enough margin, it makes perfect sense to want to beat your rival in a big game with national implications.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Matt Millen is doing the||
Matt Millen is doing the Florida @ South Carolina game...he just said something to the effect of "and Legree turned into a Simon Legree with that pick."
Simon Legree is a fictional slave owner from Uncle Tom's Cabin that would beat slaves to death, rape female slaves, bribe slaves to beat other slaves with alcohol, and physically abuse slaves if they prayed.
Perhaps not the best choice of references.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Lewan's behavior is||
Lewan's behavior is unacceptable. 2 years ago MSU fans lost a lot of integrity defending Gholston. I hope our fan base doesn't lose integrity defending Lewan's actions.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I use to work with a||
I use to work with a self-proclaimed "Biggest MSU Fan" that went to WMU that made the argument to me that Michigan was worse, because we had more fans that didn't go to our school......
Fact is, both schools have most fans not in their alumni base. Who cares? Only those looking to whine that is who.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Do the Legend Jerseys prevent||
Do the Legend Jerseys prevent new legends jerseys? Think about it, if your best players wear a legend's number (someone else's number).....it seems like it would be hard to get new numbers.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||The OSU message boards are||
The OSU message boards are claiming that the "shady" stuff started at all his other suitors except OSU. And he wants shady stuff, so OSU has been eliminated for being pure.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Sorry - I missed it -- there||
Sorry - I missed it -- there is so much new content now it is hard to read it all, my search for it failed... Neg Away!
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Don't write off Penn State||
Don't write off Penn State and Northwestern yet as potential quality opponents.
BCS Bowl at large teams have had shaky games before... The VaTech team we played only beat a 5-7 ECU team 17-10, and the game was tied in the 4th with ECU holding the ball. They also beat a 3-9 Duke team 14-10 and Duke had the ball in the red zone twice in the 4th quarter for a chance at a go ahead TD and walked away with 0 points.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Cal has been awful||
Cal has been awful lately...plus I think the red bleeds into the blue on the screen exaggerating it.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||If I remember correctly,||
If I remember correctly, Michigan had over 300 yards at halftime versus Oregon -- but only 1 touchdown to show for all of those yards.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Gentlemen, this series isn't||
Gentlemen, this series isn't over yet. We still have one more game down in the Chicken Coop next season.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||The facts are after Notre||
The facts are the same time Notre Dame was contemplating dropping us for the 2015 game...they added UMass.
The ACC was giving them wide flexibility in the first few years for making the schedule fit and work...
They claimed that SOS was important...Notre Dame could have kept Michigan...they dropped us and added UMass for 2015...
|14 weeks 2 days ago||To the guy in your 2nd||
To the guy in your 2nd picture holding the "Brady Hoke ate my other sign" sign:
Considering that Brady Hoke poops pure gold, you should try to get your sign back.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||I agree: NCAA Rulebook for||
I agree: NCAA Rulebook for 2012
The Notre Dame player is making illegal contact down the field past the neutral zone and then again while the ball is in the air. That could be enough to call it on that alone.
The Notre Dame player was looking back at the ball as Herbstreit says, but that only allows you "incidental" contact in playing the ball. Shoving to push off back towards the ball is not incidental and creates separation that impedes Gallon's attempt to make a play (offensively or defensively).
Would it be alright for the Notre Dame player to shove Gallon from the side to create separation? No. Why would it be okay here?
Obviously I am a Michigan fan, but I don't really even see it as that controversial that these Notre Dame refs (ACC) threw the flag.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||I realize the game will||
I realize the game will almost certainly be close, but I had a dream...I go with it 34-10 Michigan.
|15 weeks 8 hours ago||Ask them to fact check their||
Ask them to fact check their own history.
Knute Rockne made up a bunch of lies to sell himself and ND.
The Gipp's dying request to "win one for the Gipper" never happened - Rockne made it up. Rockne wasn't ta his deathbed, the doctor who was there the one time Rockne visited said it didn't happen.
George Gipp was not a student-athlete, went an entire year without being enrolled in classes despite playing, and went 2 of 4 years at ND without any grades whatsoever. He was a drunken pool shark that gambled on ND games he played in -- older than the players he played against that passed out in the snowbank drunk fatally catching pneumonia.
The Rudy story is full of nonsense for more self-promotion, etc...
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Cool art. Speaking of||
Speaking of chickens...Notre Dame only has 3 true road games in 2014. 7 home games, 3 road games, and 2 neutral sites (where they will dominate the crowd).
|15 weeks 2 days ago||https://twitter.com/LarsAnder||
I doubt that it is bad, if he "honestly [has] no clue if Bama fans will like the piece or not."
Seems like if it were a major rules violation, he would have a clue.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Wisconsin had 6 losses last||
Wisconsin had 6 losses last year. 4-4 in the BigTen and losses to Oregon State and Stanford.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||Love the weighted pull ups.||
Love the weighted pull ups and chin ups. Great exercise!
|18 weeks 5 days ago||I could also see him thinking||
I could also see him thinking that he would have more chance for playing time at Penn State - due to the sanctions. We are full of top LB recruits...PSU will have their sanctions for a few more years making their depth thinner than ours.
He might love UofM, but love the increased odds of playing time more.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||To play Devil's||
To play Devil's Advocate...
What Spain did was wrong, but #1 Disease killed most of the people and #2 how is what Spain was doing any different than what the Aztecs were doing to their neighbors for generations?
The Aztecs killed, raped, enslaved, and pillaged their neighbors for years upon years. Once sacrificing an estimated 80,000 people they captured in a single dedication. The Aztec's neighbors helped Spain and saw them as liberators (at least for the time being).
Two wrongs don't make a right, but couldn't someone argue that Spain was no different than the Aztecs. Two overly aggressive nations looking to economically exploit others through violence. The only difference was Spain had immune systems on their side and to a less important extent better technology?
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Seems like a decent pick up||
Seems like a decent pick up for MSU. Rivals shows him with offers from Alabama, Notre Dame, and Wisconsin.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||I know some former college||
I know some former college athletes at a D II and a D III school here in state that have claimed impermissible benefits were going on there. Makes you think it must happen at the D I schools too.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Western Michigan will lose a||
Western Michigan will lose a little something with the demise of the CCHA.
WMU could count on guaranteed sell outs and high demand for MSU and UofM, and perhaps even a few other teams. I don't think they'll have that on a consistent basis even with powerhouses like North Dakota.
WMU had 8 CCHA colleges within a 5 hour drive from Kalamazoo. In the NCHC, they have 1 college within a 5 hour drive (4.5 hours) Miami (NTM). The next closest college is Nebraska Omaha at 9 hours. WMU students could easily drive up 131 and attend a game at Ferris State and spend the night or make a return trip home that very night...that won't happen at any noticeable level in the NCHC.
Since WMU fans won't be able to easily travel to away games and opposing teams won't be able to as easily travel to Kalamazoo - you would expect ticket sales to have a negative impact. WMU's hockey team will also pay more for travel.
In some sense, UofM lost that too, but I don't think it will hurt us as much as a school like WMU.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||+1 To you sir. Yes that is||
+1 To you sir. Yes that is weird to vote down a count down to kikoff.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||100% my fault. I didn't||
100% my fault. I didn't realize someone actually had a screenname named "HardGay". I apologize for my incorrect assumption.
That is crazy.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||I didn't mean to police - I||
I didn't mean to police - I just made a suggestion. I didn't down vote him or call him names for doing it.
As far as my reading comprehension goes...what is your reading comprehension of the comment? Is there really a "HardGay" poster name or was the "gay" part added in to insult that particular poster - hence the term "gay" being used as an insult?
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Let's not use "gay" as an||
Let's not use "gay" as an insult on here.
A few years ago I had a lesbian student commit suicide, because she said she felt ostracized by society.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||I am a bit as well. He||
I am a bit as well. He really should have had three 5 star players this weekend, not two. We may have to let him go to get a better recruiter in.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||According to ESPN - he is||
According to ESPN - he is currently ranked the #3 RB and #20 Player overall for the 2015 class.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Holy Crap. Hoke is building||
Holy Crap. Hoke is building a power house.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||? Isn't that how it||
Isn't that how it traditionally was?
Of the 10 BigTen teams before PSU -- half had a D1 Team and half did not.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||"they have more 3-stars than||
"they have more 3-stars than I've seen in a MAC class"
WMU is having a great recruiting year, but Toledo has had several years where they had as many or more three star recruits than this WMU class -- including 2010 where Toledo had 1 four star and 13 three star players.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||I have no idea who this||
I have no idea who this George Campbell is, all I care about is finding out why Mason Cole chose Michigan instead of State.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||True, but he was still||
True, but he was still suspended for 6 games and never started again, so it wasn't like Lawrence Phillips got 100% off.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||MSU is the only one of the 4||
MSU is the only one of the 4 teams (UM, Neb, NW) to have a chance to win the division to not play any of the big 3 in the other division of OSU, PSU and Wisc. That gives them a slight edge in winning the division...making it even more imperative that we beat them in the head to head match up.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||Where do you see 2016's MSU||
Where do you see 2016's MSU game as being in Ann Arbor? I see it in East Lansing.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||I appreciate how they don't||
I appreciate how they don't guarantee a Home and Away in back to back years for cross-divisional games. The reason being that it allows teams to cycle through opponents quicker. Otherwise, it could be possible to have 4 straight years of missing a team in the other division.
At least this way, we will still see all the cross-divsional teams on a frequent basis, just won't get the Home or Away Return right away.
|23 weeks 1 hour ago||Except with Dantonio it is||
Except with Dantonio it is more based on comparing to Michigan. Hence the we got the best player in the state etc...
|23 weeks 1 day ago||As long as it is fair||
As long as it is fair criticism. He does care about the school.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Michigan went 4 of 4 on Field||
Michigan went 4 of 4 on Field Goals against MSU (Gibbons had 3 of the 4). Conroy went 1 of 2. Michigan won by 2 points...
That is the comparison I care about the most.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||If anyone was interested,||
If anyone was interested, here is an additional video of Ed Tipper and his daughter speaking about visiting the cemetery in Normandy:
Can't figure out how to embed properly - sorry - but he and his daughter start talking at about 1 minute 3 seconds.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||Those helmets are so||
Those helmets are so reflective - could they blind opponents at the line of scrimmage?
|29 weeks 1 day ago||You said "Can't convince me||
You said "Can't convince me that burning his RS this year for any reason is a good idea."
Yet if Gardner went out in the national title game on the final drive with all of the marbles on the line, would you not want the best possible QB to go in over a walk on? You would want Morris in, would you not? In this team sport, would you not risk a year of eligibility for the very real chance of a national title now? Since if it works out and we win the title, you would not complain about the decision to burn the red shirt...seems to indicate that you value a title over an extra year of Morris, so you should be fine with the risk and the burning of the red shirt in this scenario.
I would like to red shirt Morris, but if there is a national title on the line or a chance to win the B1G title and appear in the title game then...I am burning the red shirt.
Hypothetical results of decisions are what Hoke has to consider when the circumstances arise.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||I admire your conviction, but||
I admire your conviction, but would you still stand by your position if that scenario happens...Shane Morris drives us into field goal position...we win...go to the national championship and win?
If that were to happen, would you still say that Hoke made the poor choice?
I agree that we should avoid using him, but I can think of scenarios where I am fine buring the red shirt.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||What if it is the B1G||
What if it is the B1G championship game against OSU, an undefeated season on the line, Gardner goes down. We put a walk on QB in who stumbles, 3 and outs aplenty and a pick 6...we return the kickoff to the 50...1 miute left...you wouldn't want Morris in?
|29 weeks 4 days ago||I am going with Navarre. He||
I am going with Navarre. He took a lot of unwarranted abuse and handled it with dignity.
He had decent junior and senior seasons, was a nice guy, and did a lot of charity work.
I remember that once he was interviewed by some TV lady who asked him what it was like to be a big man on campus and he responded that he couldn't go out on to campus, because people would try to pick fights with him. How disgusting is that. His dad also sat in the stands and heard a lot of abuse hurled at his son.
Navarre was a class act and had a solid college career.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||What a great rivalry lost -||
What a great rivalry lost - thanks to ND arrogance.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Michigan has all 4 of the||
Michigan has all 4 of the BigTen's quality tourney wins... Wooo!!
|36 weeks 3 days ago||It makes perfect sense. He||
It makes perfect sense. He is predicting that the "Preseason AP Poll" will have us ranked #19. He clearly states that these are not his predicion of order of finish, but rather his prediction of the preseason AP poll.
He can easily think that the AP preseason poll will have us underrated.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||The 3 best B1G Tourney wins||
The 3 best B1G Tourney wins this year are all Michigan's.
1. Beat a #1 Seed Michigan over Kansas
2. Beat a #3 Seed Michigan over Florida
3. Beat a #5 Seed Michigan over VCU
No other B1G team beat a 5 seed or higher this year.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Those who stay will eat||
Those who stay will eat Subs.
|37 weeks 5 days ago||When I first saw Brian's post||
When I first saw Brian's post I assumed that the "win" was crazy as we were able to put in all "subs" at the end and bench the starters.
Little did I know it was about freak out crazy: sub sandwiches.
|39 weeks 1 day ago||Perhaps there will be more||
Perhaps there will be more Michigan fans there...
A) Different sessions so many MSU fans will be heading home.
B) Tickets for the UofM game start at $75 versus MSU tickets starting at $44. The UofM ticket average price are going for more than double the average asking price of MSU tickets... The other game is not a big opponent - so it appears as if there is greater demand for UofM and hence most likely more UofM fans. Or perhaps their Dantonio-like hatred for us is causing them to attend our game to boo us and drive the tickets up! (Prices per StubHub)
|41 weeks 20 hours ago||Hallelujah!||
|43 weeks 5 days ago||After reading these, I almost||
After reading these, I almost think everyone on this blog should get a twitter account so that we can self-police any stupid comments from our fan base and call them out as they arise.
|47 weeks 3 days ago||According to Slate, an RA||
According to Slate, an RA girl at ND said shortly after Seeburg cover up, a 2nd girl accused a football player of rape and was pressured to drop it.
|47 weeks 5 days ago||The only way that this story||
The only way that this story could get more entertaining is if the next plot twist is that Braxton Miller was caught in South Bend dressing as a woman and going by the name Lannay.
|47 weeks 6 days ago||Great point.||
|47 weeks 6 days ago||Not only did he meet her, he||
Not only did he meet her, he had a picture of a girl that he claimed to be his gf.....the real girl in the picture has said she is horrified and never met him. How could he meet a girl and not notice that the photo didnt match.
The story doesnt ad up, at what point would he not search for info on her, or ask to have more face time, etc.....
|47 weeks 6 days ago||Notre Dame has a long history||
Notre Dame has a long history of inventing stories out of thin air. No program is perfect...but ND portrays itself as perfect.
The Gipper speach didn't happen, the Gipper went a whole year without attending classes as he was a pool shark and was much older than the players he played against and etc...
|49 weeks 4 days ago||Kevin Sumlin has to be||
Kevin Sumlin has to be thinking the same thing. 1st year head coach and he has a Heisman winner QB for the first 4 years barring injury etc...
|49 weeks 4 days ago||You are so correct. I worked||
You are so correct. I worked on a chain gang for a short time and it is an inexact science. I don't think the average football fan knows just how much estimation is used in the process...just where the ball got to...lining up the chain on a 1st down with a ball in the middle of the field....and the yardline clip that you attach to the chain - for lining up on the field for measurements - which never is in "perfect" placement if it comes down to an inch or less. Throughout every game I would notice a few inches lost or gained here or there based on my view on the sidelines and where the marker was attached to the chain.
In the ref's defense the camera wasn't dead on perpendicular either and all the ball has to do is be flush with the front of the pole...not saying the ref got it right...but I doubt he was out to get SC and he had the best view.
|50 weeks 2 days ago||Speaking of Schwartz -||
Speaking of Schwartz - shouldn't he have gone for 2 there?
Roughly 6:40 left and the TD pulls us to within 3 points...he kicks the PAT to be down 2 points....
What is the benefit of that?
Seems to me that the PAT doesn't make much of a difference between getting no points and the 2 point conversion if good would allow your D to give up a TD and still be down a score (8 points).
|51 weeks 4 days ago||True, but a 4 star, with an||
True, but a 4 star, with an impressive video and offers from Alabama, LSU, Notre Dame, Florida and other top football schools means a lot of people have faith in this kid.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Yep...and there will always||
Yep...and there will always be a demand for BigTen sports, so I am confident that the conference will find a way to make money.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||We are talking about Graduate||
We are talking about Graduate level research. Michigan per grad student spends more than double Notre Dame on research. Or 12 times as much total.
Notre Dame is a great school, they just are weak at research. That is why Notre Dame's faculty joined the BigTen...to get better...at post graduate academics.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Their faculty approved of||
Their faculty approved of Notre Dame joining the BigTen so they could join the CIC and share in on the Billions of research dollars we have combined. Too bad ND's football pride beat out graduate academic benefits.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||The BigTen's cup of tea is||
The BigTen's cup of tea is the CIC -- academic research.
Academic Research Spending by school per year:
Michigan 1.27 Billion
Rutgers 0.4 Billion
Notre Dame 0.1 Billion
Yes, Notre Dame has great undergrad programs, but they are a lightweight in research.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||You honestly don't think the||
You honestly don't think the over $8 Billion (and climbing) in CIC academic research money plays at least a tiny part of it?
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Meh...Not sure I buy the||
Not sure I buy the logic of a team always being crappy, just because their history isn't great.
Boise State was once a joke in the lower divisions and Princeton was once a powerhouse.
Rutgers has 7 winning seasons in the last 8 years AND they have pretty much only been playing Big Boy football for 30 years.
I will not be excited to get them, but even Miss Cleo would have a hard time prediciting who will win games 10 to 20 to 30 years down the road.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||No, but...Yes if we must move||
No, but...Yes if we must move to 16 and Yes if it somehow screws Notre Dames sacred Indepence.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||How confident are you that||
How confident are you that "expansion merry-go-round stopped"?
Seems to me, like there could be a bit of pressure for conferences to go to 14 and then to 16.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||The very soul of a Spartan is||
The very soul of a Spartan is the culture and history with their rivals. There is no way they leave the B1G to make less money and lose their essence.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||If we must get to 16;||
If we must get to 16 (which I don't want to); Maryland is a good fit. DC is a growing a prosperous area that will pay dividends to tap into.
I'd rather stay at 12.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Not a huge fan of expansion,||
Not a huge fan of expansion, but what does Pitt offer in terms of $? Seems like we already have the big fish in Pennsylvania. At least Maryland pushes us into a new area it seems like.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Atlananta supposedly has the||
Atlananta supposedly has the 2nd most CFB fans of any city -- considering that bigger cities like Chicago have more NFL fans.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||You are an example for us||
You are an example for us all.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||I am disappointed that we||
I am disappointed that we still have not been able to get yards from a RB on the ground.
The good news is, we have a lot of young OLineman to improve this for next year.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||I hope you are right. When I||
I hope you are right. When I heard them describe it on TV they didn't mention it and read this article that also didn't mention it.
Yet, even if you are right, is it still not a good rule. The player must come out and 10 seconds run off in most scenarios under a minute if there are no time outs left.
But even if it didn't result in a 1st down, in the scenario shouldn't Alabama have the chance to spike the ball and run a final play?
What if we were playing MSU and we got a 10 second run off and Denard had to come out on the final play against MSU, because Gholston deliberately targeted his helmet somehow pushing off the helmet as Denard fought for extra yardage in a pile. If the ref doesn't see a defender deliberately rip it off it will be a 10 second run off with Denard on the sideline. It isn't beyond reason to think that a defensive player out there would target a helmet in a game at some point this year at the end of a half.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||It was more than just||
It was more than just imparied vision, Crist had slurred speech and memory problems and they passed it off as an ocular migraine.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Should the ref be given the||
Should the ref be given the power to keep a player sidelined?
What was clear to the ref was that Gholston laid motionless for 73 seconds and did not respond to him tapping him or other players - including the player he was laying on top of.
Concussion. A second concussion could cause permanent damage.
Shouldn't the ref be able to keep a player out in this situation if the coaches want him to play?
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Gholston's head was rocked at||
Gholston's head was rocked at which point he laid motionless for 73 seconds and was unresponsive to the ref and other players that tried to get his attention. When he came to he was concerned about his jaw, head and looked dazed. Do you honestly think the wind was knocked out of him.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Does anyone else see a||
Does anyone else see a resemblance between the HiC guy and Charlie Weis?
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Won't happen, but I am tired||
Won't happen, but I am tired of Notre Dame's self-righetousness with their independent status. Part of me wishes all BigTen schools would drop them from scheduling. I would miss the traditional rivalry, even though we didn't play them every year.
I actually think this may turn in to a positive though. I've always wanted to see us play teams from around the country more...Georgia, Florida, Arizona State, Boston College, etc...
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Just curious if anyone knows||
Just curious if anyone knows a time frame: Is Countess out the whole season? Hopefully it is not a career ending injury for him or anything too bad.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||That is actually a pretty||
That is actually a pretty fair opinion, which is rare for Sharp.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||I tend to agree with you. It||
I tend to agree with you. It would severely hurt their recruiting.
In fact, I remember hearing a lot of people say that Michigan Basketball recruiting was hurt for years from the fact that it took the NCAA years to fully investigate and then come to a decision on the punishment.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Not NCAA, but Super Tecmo||
Not NCAA, but Super Tecmo Bowl for the NES was the best football game ever. Barry Sanders was awesome.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||I actually heard someone||
I actually heard someone fairly high up (forgot who) propose to start the ball on the 40 yard line 4th and 10 for every series. The team could then punt or run a play to try and pick up the firstdown in place of an onside -- thus eliminating kickoffs completely.
Personally, I must be getting old, I do not like any of these rule changes.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Oh, I completely agree.||
Oh, I completely agree. Just adding a different perspective.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||As far as not punishing||
As far as not punishing innocent people, in this case the players and new coaches... Don't most punishments in some way indirectly punish innocent parties?
Example: A guy goes to prison for whatever reason, well didn't his 5 year old innocent boy just lose a father? Didn't his innocent wife just lose a source of income?
Another Example: A guy just getting by on mimimum wage gets a $100 traffic ticket and the points on his license increase the cost of his Auto-Insurance. His innocent kid now has to get less Christmas gifts.
Final Example: After 9-11, students could no longer go in on a weekday into the stadium and run around on the field and up the stands for exercise. On game days a whole list of seemingly harmless items were banned.
Maybe poor examples, but it seems like one could argue that innocent people are commonly indirectly hit by the punishments of the guilty.
I am not sure what the penalty should be, but maybe a loud message needs to be sent whether or not innocent people are influenced. But, I would prefer to not drastically effect players there.
We do punish to reform the offender and to prevent others from doing it. Maybe the punsihment needs to be severe to prevent others from looking the other way again.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Additionally, you could take||
Additionally, you could take it a step further.
Hypothetically, let's say PSU gets the death penalty and their players can transfer and play immediately. One of our Michigan Dlineman has been working hard and has been dedicated to our program for years and he finally has won the starting job. All of a sudden a better PSU Dlineman comes in and takes his starting role.
Maybe it would make the Michigan team better. However, that original Michigan player may feel as if he has been punished for what Joe Paterno did some 700 miles away at a different school while he was in pre-school learning to read. Yeah the team and the best man starts should trump this, but would that not be a natural human emotion deep down to feel punsihed in this situation?
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Exactly what happened.||
Exactly what happened. Remmeber that it wasn't until the 60s or 70s that people started counting bowl games as an actual part of the season. For example, MSU counts a national title in a season where they lost the Rose Bowl to UCLA.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||It is possible for Michigan||
It is possible for Michigan to be "better" than a team, but be behind them in the rankings or get passed over for a bowl game. Michigan has a really tough schedule and could wind up with more losses than teams we beat in conference that we have to compete for in rankings and bowl games. Ohio State has an easy out of conference schedule nothing like ours. It is possible that a legitimate top 5 team could lose 2 or 3 games with our schedule...
Alabama in Dallas
|1 year 33 weeks ago||I've actually heard that a||
I've actually heard that a lot of college presidents were against a playoff because the NCAA owns the legal rights to a football playoff and has a poor track record of getting money back to colleges. Not sure if this is still true, but 3 BCS bowls get more money back to colleges than the entire 68 team NCAA basketball tournament.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||This game helps keep||
This game helps keep Michigan's "Brand" elite so to speak and therefore it will pay dividends down the road. Playing Eastern Michigan doesn't help us build our "Brand".
This "could" be a game that fans talk about for generations. That TV Analysts reference back to throughout the year (hopefully as a win for us). I think there are a lot of side benefits.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Good for them. Jones looks||
Good for them. Jones looks like a nice pick up.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Not to mention your one 1/5th||
Not to mention your one 1/5th portion would be just under 5 inches, as the whole thing looks to be 24 inches. Seems awkward to eat.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Good for MSU.||
Good for MSU.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Looks like the kid has some||
Looks like the kid has some muscle and can add a lot more in college. Happy to have him.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||This has an endurance factor||
This has an endurance factor to it. It is possible that he would have been much better against others in a max lift measurement.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Holy Crap! Hoke is setting||
Holy Crap! Hoke is setting the team up to be a national title contender in the near future.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||All 6 today in the Rivals top||
All 6 today in the Rivals top 250 and 8 of 9 for 2013 are ranked that high.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||We currently have 8, Rivals||
We currently have 8, Rivals Top 250 players for 2013. Make that 8 of our current 9 to be ranked that high. This years top 10 class had 9 players ranked that high -- HOLY CRAP are we off to a good start!
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Random 5 not in order of||
Random 5 not in order of comparable or worse on the mistake scale to covering up a break in during an election that you would have won anyways:
1) Andrew Jackson - Mr. the supreme court has made its ruling now let them try to enforce it -- as the Cherokee or forcefully and illegally extracted from their land. Broke the constitutional rule of law not just cost people lives.
2) FDR - internment of Japanese Americans (and some German/Itlaian born Americans) during WWII without evidence is a shame.
3) Woodrow Wilson - at a time when ~75 blacks were getting lynched a year, he made statements and wrote books supporting the KKK as a noble group that kept order in the south and prevented chaos from blacks no longer being slaves. He even had a private screening of the pro-KKK movie The Birth of a Nation in the White House (which also quoted him in the movie).
4) George W. Bush - created an environment where only evidence for the foregone conclusion would be looked at and evidence to the contrary dismissed as we invaded Iraq. People died.
5) James Buchanan - sat on his hands while the country fell apart around him. making his job even tougher for Lincoln....
6) Lincoln, although a great president overall, imprisoned thousands of people without due process or accusing them of crimes to try to win the Civil War.
7) LBJ - knowingly lied about the Gulf of Tonkin incident to escalate the Vietnam War...lot's of deaths. He is on tape saying that he doesn't think the 2nd Gulf of Tonkin incident happened, but that he can sure use it!
8) John Adams - reluctantly against his conscience passed the Alien and Sedition Act so that Irish and French immigrants could not vote for 14 years (the real reason is they tended to vote for the opposite party) and so that the government could fine or imprison anyone who criticized the government (party in power).
I have to go to work. But I can elaborate on this more later.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Great post, I agree and||
Great post, I agree and upvoted you. But I would argue that the majority of presidents did things comparable or far worse than Nixon's Watergate...it's just his dirty laundry was outed in public with the media at the time.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Izzo took about 4 digs on his||
Izzo took about 4 digs on his radio show at UofM. He listed off 6 schools that could win the BigTen title and no UofM, he said UofM has had an easier schedule, that teams like UofM which have had more home games to start will fade down the stretch etc....more whining about the refs. This kind of behavior is becoming par for the course.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||There is truth in that.||
There is truth in that. Unfortunately the only sports show I could listen to on my radio headset when shoveling last night was the Izzo Show and that strong flavor took several subtle shots at Michigan and whined about the refs in Tuesday game.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||According to CommonCensus and||
According to CommonCensus and my personal experience the Eastern UP has more Lions fans than the Packers. Also, Marquette, the biggest city in the UP has more Michigan fans than MSU fans.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||So you've only been to one UP||
So you've only been to one UP city, which is on the border of Wisconsin and yet you are commenting on multiple sentiments of the people in an area consisting of over 16,400 square miles?
|1 year 47 weeks ago||He should guarantee that he||
He should guarantee that he and his coach will complain and whine to the refs.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||He is well respected and I||
He is well respected and I assume he always will be. However, try this out at work...ask a coworker who is a sports fan but not a UofM or MSU fan what the first thing is when they think of Izzo. There is a good chance that they don't mention a national title, or tough defense, or gritty rebounding...there is a good chance they mention something along the lines "he cries too much to the refs."
I am a casual basketball fan and I am hearing more and more non-UofM fans mention his incessant whining at work. And that does take a bit of the luster off his legacy IMHO, nobody wants to be remembered as whiner.
P.S. I do respect him still.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Izzo is losing a bit of his||
Izzo is losing a bit of his legendary reputation status by whining and complaining all the time.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||The 2nd BCS bowl that a||
The 2nd BCS bowl that a conference gets per year doesn't get the full payout. Michigan in fact brought in less than half the amount you show for 2011, as well as other corresponding teams in different years.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||There is a sterotype that||
There is a sterotype that Poliosh people are stupid. Gee says that all of his divisions were like PT boats that were shooting at one other making it like controlling the Polish Army. Hence, his departments don't work together = they are firing at each other = stupid Polish.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||A journalist needs||
A journalist needs credibility and the readers that know him best know that they can't trust him.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||I don't know if you were a||
I don't know if you were a fan the past 4 years or so, but we had a lot of attrition from the RichRod era, which means more scholarships open up.
Perhaps the Dantonio era has actually been less stable than the RichRod era...or Dantonio is oversigning at a noticeably higher rate.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||He red shirted and then||
He red shirted and then started the first 3 games of hid RS-Freshman year until Henson came back from injury against Illinois. Navarre did play the first quarter of that Illinois game if I remember correctly.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||It is hard to compare him to||
It is hard to compare him to many past players.
#1 Seasons have slowly added more games than in past years = more yards and stats
#2 Denard had some minor playing time as a Freshman, but then became THE main guy for his final three years -- while others like Tom Brady for instance, was just a starter for 2 years and shared some of that time with Henson.
#3 Denard is playing in an era that focuses more and more on offense, from rules that favor the offense and I wouldn't be surprised if today's offenses sees more plays per game than offenses 20 years ago as strategies and styles have changed.
#4 He also benefits from a lot of players that can get yards after the catch.
Denard is very good and we are lucky to have him. However, as much as I love him, he isn't in that top tier of the best pure passers that I have seen in my lifetime at UofM.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Watching with my 11 week old||
Watching with my 11 week old baby sleeping on me.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||Anyone else worried that||
Anyone else worried that Northwestern won't be able to handle Texas A&M's SEC Speed?
|1 year 50 weeks ago||I am worried that VaTech has||
I am worried that VaTech has had enough bulletin board material to fire them up after a crushing ACC Title Game loss.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||ND's high standards are way||
ND's high standards are way overstated. They often get top ten recruiting classes and they do accept kids with poor scores. Blanton a multi-year starter retook the SAT to get up to a 600, I stopped following him on the recruiting sites after he committed to ND and maybe he got a decent score on his 3rd or 4th try, but he literally improved his SAT score UP to a 600 on his 2nd try...when he accepted to ND. That score is literally like randomly guessing on every single question and somehow it was an improvement from his first attempt.
The Orlando Sentinnel use to rank football programs based on academic entrance standards on a 1-10 scale. Notre Dame came in on a respectable 7 rating...but most of their typical opponents also came in with a 7 or higher ranking...including Michigan, Army (West Point), Navy (Annapolis Naval Academy), BYU, Penn State, BC, UCLA, Stanford, Air Force, Pitt, and etc...
|1 year 50 weeks ago||I wonder if the Super Dome||
I wonder if the Super Dome hosting 3 bowl games including the home state LSU Tigers has helped reduce the demand of the local population for the Sugar Bowl.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||Assumed you were a troll with||
Assumed you were a troll with your negative 900 something.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||You mean the Princeton that||
You mean the Princeton that used Crisler's winged color scheme helmet for 3 measely years and stopped using it when he left at the end of the 1937 season. Princeton didn't bring it back until 1998.
Yes, they love their winged helmet so much that they didn't use it for 60 seasons while Michigan used it every year.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Bottom Line: Missouri just||
Bottom Line: Missouri just had too much of that SEC speed for poor ACC North Carolina to even have a chance.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Will the kicker get the||
Will the kicker get the boot? *rim shot*
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Breaking News: An elite HS||
Breaking News: An elite HS player is confident enough to want to play right away and fiesty enough to tweet it.
Tomorrow: Coverage of Richardson's lunch choice.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||It is the same old pay||
It is the same old pay $10,000 for 100 Cleveland kids to go to college. Good for Braylon...I suppose worth another post...
|2 years 4 days ago||His personality is to be||
His personality is to be funny, but he should have known better.
|2 years 4 days ago||The honest truth is anyone||
The honest truth is anyone that has ever been to Spartan Stadium knows that they need an upgrade in the scoreboard department. Why should't they try to beat out the best scoreboards when they do a long over due upgrade? This is a non-issue. Someone in the conference will get a bigger scoreboard sooner or later.
|2 years 1 week ago||First Press||
First Press Conference:
Reporter: Coach Mora Jr., what do you feel about getting rid of the Bowl System in favor of Playoffs?
Coach Mora Jr.: PLAYOFFS? You want to talk about Playoffs? PLAYOFFS!
Father like son.
|2 years 1 week ago||I don't think RR would have||
I don't think RR would have got to 10 wins, but technically I'll never know. I certainly won't begrudge a head coach for confidence.
|2 years 1 week ago||He is a head coach with||
He is a head coach with confidence. Of course he should 'think' he can get to 10 wins with his boys if Hoke can. Why shouldn't he 'think' that?
|2 years 1 week ago||If you are looking, then you||
If you are looking, then you aren't 100% committed.
If one of our commits is visiting another school behind our back, then he isn't truly committed and we can open back up that spot.
If another school's recruit is looking at us and taking visits, then he isn't truly committed to them.
Our policy appears to be that we part ways with infidelity so as to not get stuck at the altar alone. What other school's policies are isn't relevant. This is business.
|2 years 1 week ago||If a conference gets 2 BCS||
If a conference gets 2 BCS bowls, they do not get the full pay out and the rest is split around.
|2 years 1 week ago||The birth place of many||
The birth place of many Michigan All-Americans.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||I believe that the human||
I believe that the human polls that the BCS utilizes require them to vote the winner of the title game #1 in the final poll. This is why the AP broke off and can choose to vote OSU or LSU #1, if Alabama were to win.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||It is just made up word for a||
It is just made up word for a spirit cheer.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||That is true, but looking||
That is true, but looking over their schedule and results...I am not impressed. This doesn't seem to be a VaTech team as good as past years. VaTech is 0-2 against currently ranked Top-25 teams. I think we will be slightly favored.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Duffy and Perles weren't||
Duffy and Perles weren't playing 13 to 14 games a season though. So straight up win comparison per season may skew it.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Michigan and MSU are fairly||
Michigan and MSU are fairly even, would it surprise anyone if Michigan won a rematch at home?
MSU is 2-3 against teams getting votes (Notre Dame is #26).
Michigan is 2-1.
MSU was thumped twice - losing games by 3 or more scores. Michigan wasn't.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||I think MSU would beat||
I think MSU would beat Georgia.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||You have a point, but #1 10-2||
You have a point, but #1 10-2 USC would have played Oregon if not for the Bush scandal and #2 Georgia was 7-1 in the SEC (albeit with a weak SEC schedule) and deserved a shot to see if they could beat a big boy and #3 if there was an Alabama vs LSU SEC Title game and Alabama won...the media would already be saying it needs to be a best of three.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||UCLA is an extremely rare||
UCLA is an extremely rare example, because 10-2 USC was banned and clearly the best team in the Pac-12 South.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||"but they were the outright||
"but they were the outright regular season champ, beating Wisc. during the season"
Life isn't fair, no system can be 100% fair.
Last year MSU fans were saying it was unfair and they wanted a CCG to get a shot at Ohio State for the Rose Bowl. Now we have a CCG and it is unfair that they had to play it?
Everyone knew what the system was at the start of the year. Tough break, but Wisconsin won the title according to the rules that ALL of the schools agreed to in advance.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Then we are back in the||
Then we are back in the situation of having years where there are literally 5 Co-Champions for the conference.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||No crap, I don't know what he||
No crap, I don't know what he is whining about. He was timing the snap - sometimes you move early. He should be happy that the refs this year didn't call him for lining up in the neutral zone, something I saw him do multiple times this year.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||That is because it comes down||
That is because it comes down to BCS rankings for the tie breaker. WVU has it locked up...but since there is "technically" a chance (there isn't) they are showing it.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||I think WVU would be the||
I think WVU would be the weakest team in a BCS Bowl...still not a bad team though, but wouldn't mind facing them
|2 years 2 weeks ago||You are right. The BCS uses||
You are right. The BCS uses the ELO Chess rankings, which is not what the OP is showing.
THe BCS computer polls are pathetic, because they can't use margin of victory.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||The BCS makes computer polls||
The BCS makes computer polls suspect, by not allowing them to use points, yards or other stats.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||He has Texas A&M ranked 17th||
He has Texas A&M ranked 17th in the poll that the BCS uses. Not much better, but better than 13th.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||You are using the wrong||
You are using the wrong Sagarin poll. The Sagarin poll that the BCS uses has us 23rd. We actually fell a spot.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Sagarin: Michigan is a 5||
Sagarin: Michigan is a 5 point favorite.
Common Opponents: Just SDSU.
Record against current Top 25 teams:
|2 years 2 weeks ago||I agree. Alabama had their||
I agree. Alabama had their chance at home and lost. They didn't win their conference and they didn't win their division. Give another conference a shot at the SEC champ.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||You don't want to put||
You don't want to put yourself on the same level of pettiness as Dantonio.
However, I don't think it will matter what happens in the Wisconsin - MSU B1G title game.
We need to move up 2 spots.
Houston's blow out loss could make us move up a spot.
If LSU wins, we should move up a spot.
If Iowa State wins, we will pass Kansas State.
Some pollsters have Baylor above us...if Texas can win, that would help us.
Computer Polls may very well push us up a spot ahead of the MSU-Wisconsin loser in the BCS rankings no matter what the humans vote. I heard an expert on the radio saying the computers will favor us quite a bit over the loser.
Some people and computers have Clemson ahead of us, a loss to VaTech may give us some upward momentum.
If Okie State beats Oklahoma, we move up a spot.
We might surpass the B12 title game loser next weekend, if we don't this weekend.
I think the odds are that we find a way in to the top 14 no matter who wins the B1G title.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Theoretically, you don't have||
Theoretically, you don't have to win a single regular season game to win the national title in basketball.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Well...if you still think||
Well...if you still think MSU's schedule is overrated let's rack it up side by side.
Do you think playing Wisconsin twice is tougher than playing Georgia once?
Do you think Nebraska is similar to playing TCU (keep in mind that this TCU team isn't as good as last years)?
Playing Michigan is certainly tougher than SDSU...as Michigan blew out SDSU.
Playing Notre Dame is certainly tougher than Air Force...as Notre Dame blew out Air Force.
Is Playing Iowa and Ohio State (on the road) is tougher than playing Tulsa?
Hands down MSU has a tougher schedule than BSU.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||I don't buy that BSU has a||
I don't buy that BSU has a tougher schedule than MSU. Sure MSU played 3 horrendous OOC cupcakes and Indiana, but...
MSU played Wisconsin, Wisconsin again, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Iowa, Northwestern.
BSU played a Georgia (GA has zero wins over currently ranked teams), TCU, Air Force, SDSU, Tulsa....
By the end of the season I'd bet that:
MSU will have played 5-6 games against teams that finish ranked.
BSU will have played 2-3 games against teams that finish ranked.
Consider this, if you had to bet your entire 401K: BSU will have an 11-1 record, but if they had to play MSU's schedule...would you take BSU to still have an 11-1 record or better?
|2 years 2 weeks ago||There is a lot of truth in||
There is a lot of truth in that. Boise State doesn't have to show much on film or get beat up against big bruising teams.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Oh I agree that it is a very||
Oh I agree that it is a very strict measuring stick. You have to pass (albeit with not very high scores) in all 4 subjects.
This is not the issue. The other poster said the 4.4% number for Cass Tech was wrong and it was a Detroit-wide number. It is not. He is wrong when he corrected me. I provided links showing the stats are real.
Cass Tech 4.4%
|2 years 2 weeks ago||No you are poor at math.||
No you are poor at math. Cass Tech does have the 4.4% #.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||I am sorry but you are||
I am sorry but you are wrong. I am a teacher and look at these numbers as part of my job function.
Cass Tech has 4.4% of its students prepared for college according to the ACT. A student must meet minimal scores in Reading, Writing, Science, and Math to be qualified.
Once again though, the entire state stuggles with this. The state average is around 16%. The typical Detroit HS is less than 1% - so they do well for their area.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||The author has serious||
The author has serious issues. However, that is a true statistic from 2010. Only 4.4% of Cass Tech's graduates are college ready in all 4 fields -- Reading, Writing, Math, and Science. The statistics come from ACT scores.
The 4.4% is awful, but the entire state of Michigan is only at a 16% rate for the same stat.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Until we see the bowl game||
Until we see the bowl game result it is hard to say. It may be the best since 1999.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Signed Boren, the guy who||
Signed Boren, the guy who rudely gestured Michigan fans pregame in a previous year.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Live at the game it looked||
Live at the game it looked like he still could have got a running punt off after he picked it up.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||#1 Ohio State's Marching Band||
#1 Ohio State's Marching Band spells out "Ohio"
#2 Ohio State's fans chant O-H I-O -- never a state in there
#3 Many citizens of Ohio actually do call OSU - Ohio
Are we actually talking about Hoke referring to OSU as Ohio?
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Suh is a disappointment. I||
Suh is a disappointment. I am disgusted by his behavior.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Good luck to him. Hopefully||
Good luck to him. Hopefully the Arizona media treats him well and I hope he gets a good defensive coordinator.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Well only 1 of those 2 guys||
Well only 1 of those 2 guys gave me nightmares after a certain Rose Bowl.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Well they play LSU next week||
Well they play LSU next week so there shouldn't be a 1-2-3 SEC showing. But you never know, if Arkansas wins...
|2 years 4 weeks ago||I don't see how this is even||
I don't see how this is even debatable. It would be as controversial and debatable to ask the question has Mattison improved our defense?
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Well that video was||
Well that video was tremendous.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||I haven't either, but its not||
I haven't either, but its not a big deal. However, if Northwestern beats MSU (and I don't think they will) and Michigan beats OSU...technically aren't we "Co-Champs" of the Division with MSU getting the tie breaker to appear in the title game?
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Hoke certainly has things||
Hoke certainly has things going in the right direction. I can't wait for next weekend.
I wonder if Dunn does commit to us that he would wait until signing day, as to not spark the pitchforks and torches Buckeye fans.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||I have no idea if the story||
I have no idea if the story is true, but Meyer is from Ohio and I have heard before that he considered it a dream job.
Return to your home state, in a dream job, with a mountain of cash will cloud out any of the tat-gate stuff. Besides, I think OSU's worst is already behind them with that scandal.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||This is 100% the BCS' fault||
This is 100% the BCS' fault and not Sagarin's fault.
Sagarin is saying the B1G is very good, the BCS jumps in and says Sagarin can't use margin of victory or other stats...so Sagarin's other formular just craps out wrong for us this year. Every year one conference looks like its ranked too high in his BCS poll (ELO Chess), while Sagarin's real poll (Predictor) looks more accurate.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||I hope he gets the job and||
I hope he gets the job and lands on his feet and does well.
No hard feelings, I think he worked hard, never got a fair chance with the media. However, I am happier with Hoke so it might work out best for both parties.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Actually, I would say that he||
Actually, I would say that he has us ranked 2nd. Sagarin says that his predictor is the most accurate and that has Wisconsin ahead of us. I don't think we are the second best team in the conference, but we are on are way upward.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Nebraska is certainly a good||
Nebraska is certainly a good team and a physical team, but I do like our chances. Nebraska is a team that would have crushed us last year, but with our much improved defense - I think we can win this. Nebraska hasn't looked bad per se, but they haven't looked like anything special in most of their games.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Too bad Hoke didn't have this||
Too bad Hoke didn't have this info earlier, so on the 4th and 1 we could have kicked a field goal. We would have scored 17 - above MSU's average and won the game 17-28. Just kidding. Nice work.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||No human is perfect, but that||
No human is perfect, but that doesn't mean Hitler and Mother Teresa are on the same level. Enabling a child rapist is different than anything I've ever done wrong.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||A "Walmart Wolverine" is a||
A "Walmart Wolverine" is a derogatory term used by Spartan fans to put down non-alumni fans. The ironic thing is that most MSU fans also never went to college there and many MSU fans and alumni shop at Walmart.
I once had a MSU fan that went to WMU mock me (an alumni of UofM) for Michigan having too many "Walmart Wolverines" that didn't go to school there. When I pointed out that he didn't go to MSU, he said UofM has more fans that didn't go there. So I asked him if he was less of a fan for not having attended MSU and he refused to answer and repeated that UofM has more fans that didn't go to college than MSU. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people like that.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||"Missouri has lost 4 games,||
"Missouri has lost 4 games, but they are to Oklahoma, Oklahoma St., Kansas St and Arizona St. - all good teams, and only OSU was by more than 10 points. What team lower than 15 would have beaten any of those?"
Texas Tech - sorry I had too, but your point stands.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||I am skeptical, I don't see a||
I am skeptical, I don't see a quality win for us yet.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Bacon pointed out on the||
Bacon pointed out on the radio (Sean and Terp) that the week of the MSU game (that we lost in OT) the NCAA was pulling coaches and players out constantly from practice and that Rod spent 6-7 hours a day in interviews -- the team had no time to prepare and were confused about the rules and situtation.
Rosenberg is a scumbag, it is too bad that most UofM fans do not read other forms of media that have pointed this out definitively.
On the Huge Show, Rosenberg had previously said that he wanted Rod fired and on a different show after the article Huge asked if this was a conflict of interest...him saying that he wanted Rod fired and then writing an article that could get him fired....Rosenberg said something along the lines of 'I guess'.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||The students should worry||
The students should worry about themselves having an attendance rate above 60% before they worry about us alumni and the wave -- especially a wave the students are doing out of order.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||When I was a student||
When I was a student (graduated Spring 2002)...we didn't have anywhere near that bad of attendance or a stupid "you suck" chant -- mind you these students do the you suck chant when our team was down 5 scores a couple years ago. This has nothing to do with the excuse that many kids come from out of state - our numbers of out of state kids were the same a decade ago. Half of the students I went to the game with were out of state. This has to do with so many kids today being fair weather fans. I have heard plenty of fans and other alumni that do not visit MGoBlog complain about the students.
P.S. I had to walk to the game through 6 miles of snow. But in all seriousness, this student section is a disappointment if it isn't a big game like against Notre Dame.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||Penn State's offense has||
Penn State's offense has looked awful. However, they did give Alabama a better game than other ranked teams. I do think PSU will lose at least 2 games to Wisconsin, Nebraska and OSU.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||I am disappointed that||
I am disappointed that Dantonio seemed to send a message that Gholston arm barring Lewan, late hitting Denard, Neck twisting Denard, Knee to the gut of Denard, Fist to the neck of Lewan was normal and acceptable....otherwise the "dean of discipline" would have stepped in and not let the inevitable happen through the hands of the conference office.
Per the Wall Street Journal: Personal Fouls in the UofM vs MSU series since Dantonio took over 4 to 1 MSU.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Additionally, besides||
Additionally, besides Narduzzi and Dantonio's words you have the Wall Street Journal pointing out that the past 5 years (since Dantonio was hired) MSU gets 4 personal fouls for every 1 personal foul that Michigan gets and MSU is single handidly making it one of the most penalized rivalry games.
MSU's personal fouls against Michigan is #2 of any college team against another one the past 5 years.
This is a trend.
Ghoslton's many dirty plays was a trend.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Dantonio apparently is doing||
Dantonio apparently is doing the right thing...but if he doesn't his hand is forced to. Wish he would have released this Sunday instead of waiting to see public opinion with neutral blogs calling MSU "ThugU."
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Then add another 1 game for||
Then add another 1 game for the arm twist on Lewan.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Rittenberg is right on.||
Rittenberg is right on. Rivalry games can get chippy, but Gholston took it to another level. Gholston on 3 separate occasions deliberately tried to injure a UofM player. It is sad that some MSU fans try to excuse this.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||And MSU had 2 players in the||
And MSU had 2 players in the Friday edition of the State News before the 2007 game go off on a long crying tirade about how UofM is so arrogant, stupid, dumb and think that MSU is a "little brother".
Hart was clearly referencing Caulcrick's comments as Hart finished his comment by saying "and I only say that because that is what they think we think"....yes this is the same Caulcrick that helped plant a flag at Notre Dame Stadium and then literally cried about Hart not winning with dignity like he does.