that's unfortunate, but at least the interest is there on both sides
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|1 day 39 min ago||It is still hard to||
It is still hard to believe.
I remember right after RichRod was fired, the Detroit Local 7 news team was in Ann Arbor interviewing students over who they thought the next football coach would be. They all said, "It will probably be Les Miles or the Stanford coach."
And I'm like, "His name is Jim Harbaugh! Former Wolverine great!!"
I know they weren't born until a couple years after Harbaugh graduated (heck, I was in 1st grade) but they should know how spectacular a player he was for us.
Now that he's helped car accident victims, exchanged tweets with Judge Judy and learned to play the piccolo, I guess we won't have that problem anymore.
|2 days 1 hour ago||I hope BYU is a night game.||
I hope BYU is a night game. I have to be at a wedding that afternoon and I'd rather not try to hide a little radio in my suit and obsessively check the score.
|3 days 22 hours ago||Wow. That stadium is much||
Wow. That stadium is much smaller than I thought. Didn't they add about 10,000 seats just before joining the conference?
|5 days 11 hours ago||Not the same, especially when||
Not the same, especially when you consider the number of games. Other than 1997, the only Michigan games Bob Griese broadcast where Brian was the starting QB was the 95 Penn State game (because Dreisbach was injured) and the second half of the 96 OSU game (also because Dreisbach was injured). And even in that game, he forgot his son was the QB when he said, "the OSU defenders better get after the QB.".
Plus, you know, he went to Purdue and only rooted for Michigan for a couple years in the mid-90's.
Herbie, on the other hand, has had more than a decade worth of broadcasting nearly every huge OSU game, including national title games, bowl games and the 1 vs 2 game in Columbus from 2006. I'm sorry. He's a good broadcaster but that annoys the hell out of me.
|5 days 11 hours ago||I certainly won't miss every||
I certainly won't miss every 1-0 start leading him to claim Notre Dame will be national champions. But that was usually the only words out of his mouth that you could understand anyway. So yay.
I prefer to remember him as one should; ripping his hat off in disgust when Desmond made the 4th down catch.
|6 days 17 hours ago||It's not so much laughing at||
It's not so much laughing at the hire as it is being completely amazed at the hire. So amazed that it leaves you dumbstruck. And I watched the basketball game where Nebraska beat Sparty and the crowd went wild when it was pointed out that Riley was sitting in the seats.
These are his 12 seasons worth of records at Oregon State: 8-5, 7-5, 5-6, 10-4, 9-5, 9-4, 8-5, 5-7, 3-9, 8-4, 7-6 and 5-7.
Some other stats:
* A 58-63 record in conference games.
* A 3-9 record against biggest rival Oregon.
* Two home losses to I-AA teams: Sacremento State and Eastern Washington
* 21 losses to teams with losing records.
* Zero conference titles
* Most notable bowl games earned: A trip to the Alamo and two to the Las Vegas Bowl.
Whatever Nebraksa fans see in this guy, I'm not understanding the excitement. He's piled a record that is much worse than the two last coaches they fired and he has the exact same record as Brady Hoke's last three years (only with a worse defense).
Isn't it understandable that people would be a little freaked if a guy with this kind of resume would be hired to coach their team? He was hired before we got Harbaugh and I remember Michigan fans were scared to death because if THIS was the best Nebraska could get, who the hell were we going to get?
Thankfully, it worked out for us. But Riley to Nebraska is STILL a head scratcher.
|1 week 1 day ago||So many to choose from. It||
So many to choose from. It would be hard to make a top ten list. But the obvious ones you have to throw in there are
97 Penn State (Judgment Day) - All of the factors heading into this game, if we went into it today I would be insanely nervous. But since I was only 17 at the time, I was more fearless. We took the opening kickoff and got a FG...however, all I kept thinking was how much I couldn't wait for the defense to get on the field and REALLY shut that crowd up. And it's like the football GODS were actually agreeing with me - sack, short run, sack, 3 and out. I will never forget that evening. It was amazing.
And the away uniforms looked like they're supposed to...
and 2006 Notre Dame:
The Irish sneak out a 14-10 win over a so-so Georgia Tech squad in their opener and suddenly, they're crowned eventual national champions by the media and ranked #2 in the land. Charlie Weiss' stupid ass talking about how we're not going to disrespect Michigan, Jerome Bettis' stupid ass saying, "and I....HATE MICHIGAN!"
That game was so epic, I could not stop smiling that entire week. Take a look at the replay of the fans sitting in the first few rows after Manningham's second touchdown. They look so devastated, it's pure porn like in my eyes.
|1 week 2 days ago||I will never root for OSU or||
I will never root for OSU or MSU. And even though we no longer play them, I will root passionately for anyone who plays Notre Dame.
|1 week 4 days ago||I know those joys well.||
I know those joys well.
|1 week 4 days ago||Not again. Wisconsin has||
Not again. Wisconsin has received many gifts from the refs. This past month, including against us in the B1G tourney. The refs screwed over MSU (which I loved) in the conference title game letting it go to OT and both Wisconsin and Kentucky got multiple blown calls in their favor two days ago.
|1 week 4 days ago||Bingo.||
|1 week 5 days ago||Meh. Even Bo pulled out the||
Meh. Even Bo pulled out the trick plays every so often. Usually in the big games too.
|1 week 6 days ago||Cheer up, Kentucky fans. Had||
Cheer up, Kentucky fans. Had you gone all the way, the title would have been vacated in a few years anyway.
|1 week 6 days ago||Love the sad looks on||
Love the sad looks on Kentucky's faces. But the refs fucking up on both sides has ruined this game.
|1 week 6 days ago||That had to be a record. I||
That had to be a record. I went to the spring game that came on the heels of the 97 championship season. And not even that game had as many fans that showed up today.
|1 week 6 days ago||Coach K now 9-1 against Izzo.||
Coach K now 9-1 against Izzo.
|2 weeks 19 min ago||Norfleet dancing.||
|2 weeks 59 min ago||Sitting in the big house.||
Sitting in the big house. Still an hour to go. I knew there would be more fans here than previous years but I wasn't expecting THIS.
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||Just drive by Crisler.||
Just drive by Crisler. Parking lot is packed. Fans everywhere. Has the season started already? I must have really overslept.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Was that a misquote by||
Was that a misquote by Hackett regarding when the students leave? Because students have been leaving early ever since the Schembechler years. There were a ton of blowouts with Michigan safely ahead by 40 something points that they wouldn't stay for. And during the RichRod years when the script was flipped, I guess I can't blame folks for not wanting to stay any longer to witness those displays.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||My childhood hero. I was in||
My childhood hero. I was in the 4th grade when he stepped down as head coach but he became even more of an icon for me watching him on the Big Ten Ticket with Don Shane...(by the way, how great was that program? 95% of every episode revolved around Michigan and only the last couple of minutes concentrated on MSU.)
I could listen to Bo talk about the weather and be entertained. He was THAT cool...
And watching him rip an official who f*cked up a call or was too blind to notice an obvious penalty was like poetry in motion...
|2 weeks 2 days ago||It's a spring game tradition,||
It's a spring game tradition, at least since the later Lloyd Carr years, to have cloudy, chilly, meh like weather conditions.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Your last sentence cracked me||
Your last sentence cracked me up, Ace. Because I don't think Michigan fans have EVER had optimism after the spring game. And ever since the BTN started televising the game, the most common comment you read online from our fans is, " OMG, we suck!"
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I mentioned this last week||
I mentioned this last week but I'll say it again since you brought it up. In regards to championship years (conference or national) and legendary player numbers on the press box....no. Just no. Every other stadium in the country seems to do that. We don't need it. The Big House is epic on it's own. When you step inside, you already know you are stepping into college football's holy cathedral.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I'm surprised it's going to||
I'm surprised it's going to be broadcast on the radio. Or is that common and I just never paid attention?
I haven't heard anything about the alumni flag football game. Are they not doing that anymore? In 2009, I found that much more entertaining than the actual spring game itself.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||These are the moments I||
These are the moments I remember most from past spring games....
*1998 - Fresh off the national title season so there were a ton of fans, cheerleaders, half the marching band. My first look at Tom Brady who threw a couple impressive bombs. This was in the days where fans got to go on the field afterwards, meet the players and ask for autographs...it was the perfect opportunity for fans to get their national championship memorabilia signed.
*2000 - Another beautiful day weather wise. Creative move by Lloyd to have the offense start down 17-0. Hensen, Terrell, A-Train, Walker and the best offensive line in the nation. But they fell short of a comeback. Hayden Epstein kicked a 60 yard field goal to end the day and got mobbed by the team.
*2002 - My main memory of this game was listening to the fans around me moan and groan every time Navarre came on field to run the offense. I felt bad for him.
*2004 - Parking lot at Crisler was full. I got a ticket for parking in a staff spot, gambling that it wouldn't matter on a weekend. I know. Stupid. Two players (I can't remember their names) sang the national anthem before the game and they actually had beautiful voices. But the mic system kept going in and out and they kept starting over until it went out for good and the team started annoyingly singing on the sidelines just to get the song over with. Braylon had just graduated and was waiting for the NFL draft. He walked around the stadium in a hot pink dress shirt.
*2005, 06, 07 - When my interest in the spring games started to dwindle. Half the team always seemed to be too injured to participate. They weren't in game format. Just different groups practicing different things around the field. Weather was always dark, cloudy, cold. I did think that Mister Simpson was going to be the next Wolverine legend.
*2009 - Decided to go back because of the new things under RichRod, a tour of the new locker rooms and the new alumni flag football game. Weather was FREEZING. The line to get into the locker rooms was over an hour wait so I didn't bother. The flag football game was a hoot. Players that were currently in the NFL were ordered not to play but that didn't stop Larry Foote, who made some amazing catches and did some showboating. The flag football game was the highlight of that day.
And I haven't been back since. But now that we have some Harbaugh, I plan on being there.
|3 weeks 1 hour ago||I miss that guy.||
I miss that guy.
|3 weeks 20 hours ago||Mr. Belvedere||
|3 weeks 23 hours ago||Very nice. First time in||
Very nice. First time in several years that I'm looking forward to the spring game.
Afterwards, I suspect my fellow wolverine fans will have the exact same reaction they have had after the last 15 spring games..."Oh my GOD, we suck!" But we'll comfort each other knowing we have an excellent new coaching staff in hand who will work their asses off changing the culture, attitude and development to make Michigan look like Michigan again. So bring it on!
See you on the 4th!
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Maybe because Wisconsin was a||
Maybe because Wisconsin was a total joke in football and basketball for a hundred years. Then the last 15 years or so, it seems they always put up these great seasons year after year and never need to rebuild.
I'd like to see them suck again.