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|19 hours 29 min ago||That's pretty broad minded||
I still like to think it's only ten.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Cole?||
Wasn't Cole supposed to be the slot guy in this class? Or am I not remembering that correctly?
|3 days 21 hours ago||Hockey?||
Hey, McGill produced Kenny Dryden, IIRC.
|4 days 21 hours ago||Not a puff piece||
which was what I expected, since that is what we typically read about the sainted Coach K. And yes, very interesting. I always wondered why he kept coaching that team year after year.
|1 week 2 days ago||Bo's losses||
Remember the Missouri loss was in one of the first games in Bo's first season when he was shaking out who would play the way he wanted them to and who wouldn't. And the season Harbaugh went down was, IIRC, the year we lost multiple QBs. Maybe offenses are more explosive today, but Bos' defenses were something to behold. We constantly hear all this talk about "swarming to the ball," but Bo's guys did it year in and year out. Maybe everyone wants to see TDs today, but watching an elite defense throttle a good offense can be awfully satisfying too.
|1 week 4 days ago||Diminishing skills||
Rice isn't the player he once was. I would have been more impressed with the Ravens releasing him if he had run for 1364 yards last year and 4.7 YPC (like 2012) instead of 660 and 3.1.
|1 week 4 days ago||A picture is worth a thousand words||
And video is even better.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||If you want Michigan to get attention||
I think you root for MSU, because we play them and beating an undefeated MSU team would get Michigan a lot more attention than beating an MSU team that Oregon already slaughtered. Now, if you assume we will lose to MSU, I understand how you root for them to lose to Oregon on general principles. So have faith that the Wolverines will beat an undefeated MSU and root for them to beat Oregon.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I vote for the 5 best guys||
I think the coaches should pick them.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||To hell with ND||
Can't say that too much this year since we won't have the same opportunity to do so in coming years. It just feels good.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Isn't it odd||
That the top 5 games in total viewership (see OP) were all what ND would call "regional" rivalries which somehow, nevertheless, manage to attract a national audience?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||It's a definitional issue||
It can't be a national rivalry for ND if they lose more often than they win.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||it's never over||
until it's over. Not any more, at least. Hopefully, he sees how effectively Michigan uses Jake Butt when he comes back and can envision himself in the same role. Hopefully, we have a great season and don't give anyone (like Hand, Harris etc.) reason to think twice. At times the drama of recruitment becomes a bit much.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Early season polls are dumb||
They shouldn't even bother until five weeks into the season.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Hey, be fair||
ND needs to preserve those historic rivalries with the service academies. Why back in the 40's when Doc Blanchard and Glen Davis were toting the ball for the Cadets, those were some amazing battles.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I'm surprised no one has said it yet||
So I will: To hell with Notre Dame.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Why not?||
From all we have read, Nuss plans to use multiple backs. If Green and Smith both get substantial carries, as seems likely, why would either transfer? And why would Isaac transfer without playing a down? Maybe after 2015 someone might, but I can't really see why any of them would transfer before seeing how that season unfolds.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Beyonce or Rolling Stone?||
i wonder which will be the first to have her/its lawyer send a cease and desist letter to TN?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah, I don't see that||
We have had a consistent and unfortunate inability to win on the road recently. Until we prove otherwise, I don't see how you can say those games are not daunting. When was the last time we won in EL? Or Columbus? Winning in SB is only a sometime thing also. Hey, I'm all for 11-1, but pretending those games won't be really hard is kidding ourselves.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||The schedule?||
Hey, I like the way you think, but to say that "everything in the schedule" sets up for us to have a great year . . .well, I don't see how you can say that when all three main rivalry games are on the road. Now, in 2015 . . .
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Michigan v. Ohio State||
I have never been through the process of being recruited to play football, so I don't really understand what happens, but I am constantly amazed to read when recruits mention both Michigan and Ohio State as places where they feel "real comfortable." I can understand a recruit picking Ohio State for any number of reasons, but from all I see and read, it just seems as if the experience at the schools would be quite a bit different, and it would be hard to feel equally "comfortable" both places.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Same thought about MN||
They weren't that bad last year, and the worm could turn in that rivalry also. But mostly I just want to say that I loved your characterization of Phantom Menace as "a cultural atrocity." Amen.
|4 weeks 18 hours ago||Check the related article||
The Hater's Guide to Notre Dame (also by Magary) is even better. Preceded 2012 NCG. The two together made my afternoon.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Miller?||
I'm thinking Gardner is a way better pick for All Big Ten than Miller this year.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Good article||
I especially liked the ending.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Letdown for ND?||
Last game of the series? That they chickened out of? That they cancelled by delivering a letter moments before a game started so they would get two games and we would get only one? Surely you jest. Oh, yeah: Fuck Notre Dame.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||If he misses this year, he won't be back||
It doesn't really make sense for him to redshirt and come back. He returned this year to improve his stock as an NFL QB. Based on the arm issues, that isn't happening--and it seemed unlikely to begin with, given the general lack of accuracy on his throws downfield. Time to pick a new position and start preparing to play that in the pros. If he works at that all year, this could turn out to be a blessing in disguise for his pro career. Furthermore, if he misses the entire year and ohio moves on with Barnett or Jones, and gets decent play from either, it would be fairly awkward for him to come back.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Bad relief pitching||
That was the Tigers problem last year too. You want to dump on DD, how about his failure to fix that in the off season? Nathan hasn't seemed like the same guy for a while now, and that was his big move.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Denard||
Well, of course. Injuries happen, and you play nonetheless. I don't recall any ohio fans sighing and saying they didn't want to count the win they had two years ago because Denard was hurt.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||ND does matter||
This is the last scheduled game. They opted out right before the game three years ago to assure they got two games to our one. They are jerks, and beating them at home and letting them stew in that loss until whenever would be delicious.