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|12 hours 42 min ago||Epstein got a couple FG's of||
Epstein got a couple FG's of over 50 yards. But I remember him kicking wide right on many 35-45 yarders.
Epstein's kickoffs were the most memorable because they were almost always non-returnable. Against Eastern in 1998, he had a kickoff that went through the uprights.
|12 hours 52 min ago||Are you new? Us getting a||
Are you new? Us getting a field goal of 40 yards or more (sometimes 35 or more) is usually expecting too much. It's been that way for many years. Even during the pre-2007 days when Michigan actually looked like Michigan.
|1 day 8 hours ago||This might come in handy. I||
This might come in handy. I use it when I need stats for player tributes.
|3 days 6 hours ago||Some coaches film WAS in||
Some coaches film WAS in color in those days. Look at the 1969 Vanderbilt game on my channel, look at the 1970 MSU game highlights, look at all the highlights from the early 70's in the 'Schembechler Years,' video that was released by M-Den....all coaches films, all in color.
The colored highlights from that OSU game have got to be from coaches' film, even the end zone shot of Tom Slade pitching the ball to Billy Taylor on the touchdown.
My uncle was a student at UM at the time as was a family friend. My dad complained about not being able to see the game on TV. And it was mentioned in the book, ' The Ten Year War," that it wasn't televised.
I wasn't alive but I tend to trust those sources who were. It remains the only game from the Ten Year War that is impossible to find anywhere online and I think there is reason for that. But that's just my lame critical thinking skills at work here.
|3 days 6 hours ago||I was at that game and it||
I was at that game and it wasn't cold at all. In fact, I took my coat off in the 2nd quarter. it was a beautiful day weather wise.
Now the previous week against Northwestern? That game was freezing. Rain, some sleet and ice. My toes were knumb despite me having three layers of socks on.
|3 days 9 hours ago||1993. The 92 Purdue game was||
The 92 Purdue game was on ESPN, and featured the rabbit that got on the field and couldn't be caught for several minutes.
|3 days 9 hours ago||The last time THE GAME was||
The last time THE GAME was not televised was 1971. Michigan was 10-0 but OSU was only 6-3 so ABC figured the matchup wasn't worthy of being on TV, and America missed out on seeing Woody Hayes lose his sh*t and throw the sideline markers at the refs after the Thom Darden interception.
As far as I know, only twice in the 70's was a Mich/MSU game televised...on ABC in 1975 and 1979. ABC chose to air Michigan's game with Minnesota in 1976 over our game with Sparty. MSU was not relevant to get any national attention...when all was right with the world.
I've been told the 1994 Minnesota game at the big house was not televised. My copy of the game, that I traded for online, is from some network in Minneapolis that aired the game.
Likewise, Michigan's games against Wisconsin in 1988 and 1990 were not televised, as far as I know, in Michigan. But some Wisconsin station broadcasted them and I got the copies. The commentators are awful Badger homers and once we're up by 50, they start taking jabs at us and Bo, which is really funny. A Wisconsin fan taking trash about Michigan in 1988 would be the same as a New Mexico State fan talking trash about Alabama today.
|4 days 8 hours ago||Doing it "WolverineHistorian||
Doing it "WolverineHistorian style" is actually editing, uploading and then banning obnoxious Cornhusker fans from your channel......because they won't leave me the hell alone about 1997 and how they would have "kicked our ass.".
Finally, whisper a few cuss words under your breath, do a few eye rolls and you've come full circle.
|5 days 8 hours ago||I didn't notice that Penn||
I didn't notice that Penn State has bye weeks before playing us and before playing OSU this year. Reminds me of the 90's when PSU had that scheduling benefit for 4 years in a row because JoePa specifically asked for it and the Big Ten said, "yes."
|1 week 6 days ago||Of course. When the news||
Of course. When the news first broke four weeks ago, I expected them ALL to play in the Michigan game.
Nobody should be surprised.
|2 weeks 21 hours ago||I predict me being nervous||
I predict me being nervous and PRAYING for no flukey things to go against us.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Where's the other four cars||
Where's the other four cars he had while in Columbus?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Boo to mgoblue for including||
Boo to mgoblue for including memorable wins for Notre Dame as well.
For nearly a decade, we had ESPN Classic to constantly show us Rocket Ismail, the index card game and Mike Gillette missing that last second field goal. Don't sink to their level, mgoblue.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Wangler and Carter's reaction||
Wangler and Carter's reaction to Ufer's call is pretty sweet as well.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Pretty decent with principles||
Pretty decent with principles except when it came to Michael Floyd.
Although Brain Kelly did surprise me with the one game suspension for Tommy Rees after he assaulted an officer and resisted arrest.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Ever since the academic thing||
Ever since the academic thing hit the news, I've been expecting all of them to be conveniently cleared to play just in time for the Michigan game.
Although I'm surprised they haven't made any announcement yet.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||They blast crowd noise||
They blast crowd noise through the speakers at pratice as well as music. At the night scrimmage a couple weeks back, they did that with the offense backed up inside their 5 yard line.
I think all teams prepare this way for away games.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Of all the things to get||
Of all the things to get hyped for this game, I would rank this at the bottom. Because we could take over the winning % this season regardless of what happens on Saturday. Or we could be trading it back and forth for a while. Or ND could vacate their wins (doubtful) and the record book would say they never took over the top spot last year. The bottom line is that this Saturday's game isn't the be all end all to achieving permanent #1 status for winning %.
Ten years ago, we had the opportunity to overtake the #1 all time winning % by winning in South Bend and unfortunately, we lost to a shitty Notre Dame squad 28-20. (It was bad timing as Henne was thrust into the QB spot the previous week and this was his first road game, Mike Hart's talents weren't discovered until the following week and the team just hadn't found their mojo yet.) The weeks that followed, we kept winning and ND kept losing and we overtook the #1 spot a short time later anyway and kept it until last year's bowl season.
So really, the winning % would just be a sliver of icing on top of the cake. The rest of the icing would consist of this being the final meeting combined with their psycho purple faced coach. The cake part would be the fact that they're ND and as I always say, fuck Notre Dame.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||1988. If Mike Gillette's||
1988. If Mike Gillette's field goal on the final play of the game was a couple inches to the left, we would be a perfect 8-0.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||When Brent Musberger calls||
When Brent Musberger calls Michigan/Notre Dame, we are 7-1.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||(No subject)|
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Didn't notice that but you're||
Didn't notice that but you're right. Oh well. This is just further proof that the polls exist only to laugh at in September. In November, they won't look a thing like this.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I'm actually surprised they||
I'm actually surprised they dropped as far as they did only because of the love SEC teams get in the polls.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Doug Karsch brought this up||
Doug Karsch brought this up on the radio two years ago, Notre Dame conveniently ending the series after getting one more home game in, making it an uneven number of games since the series renewed. Even though he didn't want to see the series end, he thought we should have dropped the 2014 game.
But if we did that, you're not going to find a decent non-conference opponent to fill that slot in less than two years and we probably would have been stuck with another MAC school.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I flicked the radio on after||
I flicked the radio on after TD's because of the delay and then listened to the post game recap. I thought they were OK. It takes a little getting used to because Brandy has been the color guy forever and Frank Beckman is the guy I associate the words, "Touchdown Michigan!" with. I like both guys so much though that I enjoy listening to them talk about anything.
I'm not sure how much my opinion matters considering I actually like Matt Shepard's broadcasts for the basketball games and I think I'm the only one on the planet that doesn't hate Brent Musberger.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||They always worry me,||
They always worry me, especially in that stadium where crazy, stupid and flukey things always seem to go their way.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Time to be the wet blanket.||
Time to be the wet blanket.
It was the first game of the season. That's the reason it was mostly full on time. Any other noon start would not look like that...which is why I always hope for 3:30 home games now.
Wet blanket out.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I'm going to miss that guy.||
I'm going to miss that guy.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Thought Bama should have been||
Thought Bama should have been flagged for a late hit on their interception but instead, holding against WVU, naturally.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Saban can't be happy with||
Saban can't be happy with this so far. He pays his recruits to play much better than this.