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|2 days 23 hours ago||Correction. Those looked||
Correction. Those looked like people on my cell phone...until I zoomed in and noticed those are seat cushions.
|2 days 23 hours ago||I hope that's Iowa's spring||
I hope that's Iowa's spring game in that picture. Because if it's actual game day, I'll never complain about the students waiting until halftime to show up at the big house again.
|3 days 19 hours ago||It was his arm. He was||
It was his arm. He was diving to recover a Jamie Morris fumble and it snapped the wrong way.
|3 days 22 hours ago||I would advise no Fall||
I would advise no Fall weddings like everyone else but people really seem to love them now.
I'll be missing the BYU game this year for a wedding. *SIGH*.
|3 days 23 hours ago||Who knows what the hell||
Who knows what the hell Nebraska is thinking, though? They hired a coach who went 93-80 record wise at Oregon State (.538 winning percentage) with the highest bowl appearances to the Sun and Alamo Bowl games.
|3 days 23 hours ago||The most surprising thing||
The most surprising thing about reading that list to me is where some of those guys are coaching.
|4 days 17 hours ago||I'm not expecting miracles in||
I'm not expecting miracles in year one but 7-5 and the Pinstripe Bowl sounds pretty awful.
|4 days 19 hours ago||Slick Rick (come play for me||
Slick Rick (come play for me and I'll give you a Ferrari) was a major toolbag.
I would have laughed if ANY coach had done this to him.
|6 days 12 hours ago||After Manningham's catch,||
After Manningham's catch, it's a good three minutes of the camera panning across the stadium getting close ups of devastated Spartan fans.
Henne and Hart's four year stats against MSU were pure porn
2004: 24/35 for 273 yards, 4 touchdowns
2005: 26/35 for 256 yards, 3 touchdowns
2006: 11/17 for 140 yards, 3 touchdowns
2007: 18/33 for 211 yards, 4 touchdowns
2004: 33 for 225 yards, 1 touchdown
2005: 36 for 222 yards, 1 touchdown
2006: 22 for 125 yards
2007: 15 for 112 yards
|1 week 2 days ago||Section 37, row 24.Just like||
Section 37, row 24.
Just like Braylonfest the year before, all the excitement was in the other end zone. I couldn't see the ball as soon as it left Henne's hand. I had to watch the crowd reaction to know what happened. And then I lost it.
As exciting as that play was, it never should have come down to it. The game should have been over after the Leon Hall interception. I practically blew my vocal chords out on that play. But then the flag came out for celebration, and punting the ball when we should have got insurance points, yadda, yadda, yadda. Thank GOD for Manningham, Steve Breaston's kickoff return and Lloyd fighting to get that extra second back on the clock.
PSU's stupid ass fans were livid about that despite the fact JoePa argued and succeeded in getting a few seconds back on the clock earlier in the game.
|1 week 2 days ago||Combine that with knowing||
Combine that with knowing Dave Brandon is no longer here and I'm still a little in shock.
|1 week 3 days ago||The main thing I remember||
The main thing I remember about the natural grass was how impossible it was to maintain. Watch the 4th quarter of the 2002 Penn State game and clumps of grass are flying every time a player is tackled.
We also had to say goodbye to the block M on the 50 yard line for 12 years. Just a few games into the 1991 season, the paint had already almost completely faded and they didn't bother retouching it and did away with it the following year. Once the field turf was added in 2003, the block M at midfield made it's triumphant return. Although the students could no longer throw marshmallows.
|1 week 3 days ago||Watching Frasier and Lilith||
Watching Frasier and Lilith argue was comedy gold. It's a tie between them.
|1 week 5 days ago||Beaver Stadium used to be our||
Beaver Stadium used to be our home away from home. We were 5-1 on that field until RichRod happened...followed by Gibbons missing chip shots that would have won the game two years ago.
How I long to go back to victories there followed by the endless clown show of Penn State fans accusing Lloyd Carr of paying off the officials and the Big Ten refs scheduling secret meetings to intentionally screw PSU over.
|1 week 6 days ago||Since the Michigan Marching||
Since the Michigan Marching Band gave them script Ohio, does that sort of make us even?
|1 week 6 days ago||There were a few years where||
There were a few years where Ron Zook got some good recruiting classes in Champaign that made the rest of the country stand up and go, "huh?".
I wonder if those players got milk too.
|1 week 6 days ago||I must be one of those rare||
I must be one of those rare people who have never experienced this at the big house.
About 95% of the games I have been to have been in the north end zone. Every section I was in was seated for the Ho-hum 2 yard runs or non-exciting plays. But if we were in scoring position in our end zone or on D in our end zone, everyone was always on their feet screaming as they should be. No confrontations, no "down in front!" just common sense.
There were obvious exceptions; 2005 Penn State (Manningham!) everyone stayed standing for the end of that 4th quarter. 2012 OT against Northwestern, nobody dared to sit down after Roundtree caught that bomb.
Only once have I ever turned around and signaled people to get on their feet which was 2004 Braylonfest when we were making our comeback...although that was the south end zone. It's kind of a different world on that side of the stadium with no students.
|2 weeks 21 hours ago||Officials have screwed up||
Officials have screwed up obvious calls and non calls for many years. But how they couldn't notice the obvious mugging just several feel away on this play is mind boggling.
UMgoblue.com has a feature about the play. While the ball is in the air, Eddie Brown has grabbed Desmond's waist and then grabbed both his ankles as he falls to the turf. The flag should have been thrown before the ball even reached Desmond.
"I saw six-foot, five (inch) Elvis Grbac back there about to dump it in there for an easy two points and I'm thinking there's no way I can go back to East Lansing if I give up this play," Brown said. "So I tripped him and I tried to act like I tripped and fell."
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Loved Derrick Alexander. He||
Loved Derrick Alexander. He was a stud. I wish we knew what he's up to these days.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Neutral site games are the||
Neutral site games are the bowl games...or they SHOULD be.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Our own Jim Brandstatter is||
Our own Jim Brandstatter is married to a Buckeye alum, former Channel 7 in Detroit news anchor Robbie Timmons.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Bennie Joppru Excellent||
Bennie Joppru Excellent tight end and very underrated. I don't ever remember him dropping a pass.
I love and agree with the John Kolesar mention. He's also the highest profile former player to ever contact me on my YouTube channel. He offered to buy me a beer next time I was in Ann Arbor.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I'm going to hate myself for||
I'm going to hate myself for reliving this but it was a touchdown lead over Notre Dame that went to hell in the second half, all starting with a muffed punt turnover by James Whitley and then things snowballed. Kraig Baker missed four field goals (2 blocked, 2 wide right) and Jarious Jackson played solid the rest of the day. Against Syracuse, Donovan McNabb simply had the game of his life against our D and went all Vince Young on us.
1999 Tom Brady was a stud. The comeback king.
1998 Tom Brady made me want to pull my hair out several times but he did improve over the course of the season.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||It's been over a decade now||
It's been over a decade now since they started allowing 6-6 teams to go to bowl games and I still think its a dumb idea. But I'm not losing any sleep over it.
I don't really watch any bowl games anymore until we get to a day or two before New Years...unless a B1G team is playing.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Coke and coke zero.||
Coke and coke zero.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||That picture is epic. And||
That picture is epic. And I'll bet everyone had those exact same expressions on their faces. Even when he shot free throws during mop up time against Wayne State, my heart was pounding. I wanted desperately for every shot he made to go in.
|4 weeks 17 hours ago||A few side notes involving||
A few side notes involving some of those night games:
*1972 UCLA - The Bruins QB was actor Mark Harmon (and son of our own Tom Harmon) who got knocked on his ass by the Michigan defense on the second series and had to leave the game with a head injury. UCLA had no answer for Schembechler's running game which racked up nearly 400 yards on the ground. Interviewed before the game, Tom Harmon apologized to Michigan fans and said he was rooting for his son. Michigan won 26-9.
*1986 WISCONSIN - The first ever night game at Camp Randall Stadium. Jim Harbaugh became the first ever Michigan QB to throw for 300 yards in a game.
*1982 NOTRE DAME - The first ever night game at Notre Dame Stadium. The results of the game we can forget, which was a 23-17 loss. Bo losing to Gerry Faust is criminal and embarrassing.
*1990 NOTRE DAME - When the jackass ref pulled out an index card to measure whether or not Michigan had a first down. Only in South Bend.
*1998 NORTHWESTERN - The game with the driving rainstorm, the entire field being nothing but mud and Justin Fargas being our running game.
*2003 MINNESOTA - 21 point 4th quarter comeback with Navarre, Braylon and Chris Perry. The 100th anniversary of the little brown jug.
A slight possible correction on 1989 UCLA. An epic win, yes. Vada Murray recovers the onside kick, JD Carlson kicks the game winner with 1 second left. I was only 9 so I don't remember the start time. But there was daylight when the game started. It might have been night time back in Michigan but not on the west coast.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Yes. Stanford got screwed by||
Yes. Stanford got screwed by not being rewarded a touchdown that clearly crossed the plane.
Pittsburgh got triple screwed getting called for a phantom pass interference that gave ND a first and goal, Pitt missed a field goal in overtime that would have won it, an Irish defender was offsides on the kick but the ref refused to throw the flag and a ND player gave a punch to a Pitt player and not a single ref noticed it to throw the flag.
Two gifted victories by the refs in South Bend. That team had no business playing in the national title game and were predictably exposed.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Boo. I think we'll be in||
I think we'll be in baby steps mode for a little while since we're so new to the night game fad. The rest of the teams in the B1G have at least 2 per season. Northwestern has around 4 per year. A couple years ago, Nebraska took their three biggest home games (Wisconsin, Michigan and Penn State) and made ALL of them night games.
While I am a traditionalist in that I think MSU and OSU should remain day games, I think it's a crime that we won't have a September night game at home. Just because Notre Dame is off the schedule doesn't mean we shouldn't have one either against BYU or Oregon State.
I have to imagine we're the only B1G team not playing a home night game against a non-conference foe.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||A friend of mine in high||
A friend of mine in high school worked at McDonalds. She used to sneak us free cheeseburgers.
At 15, we considered that a pretty sweet connection.