well that's just, like, your opinion, man
- Member for
- 6 years 49 weeks
- View recent blog entries
|2 hours 58 min ago||Looks like our bye week is||
Looks like our bye week is before the Illinois game. We'll get some much needed rest after our "rivalry" game with Rutgers before facing another rival. So many rivals.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Did Jim Brandsatter get a||
Did Jim Brandstatter get a voice transplant after graduating college?
|2 days 3 hours ago||Well done, young man. Butch||
Well done, young man. Butch Jones would call you a traitor but we know better.
|2 days 6 hours ago||My thoughts exactly. The||
My thoughts exactly.
The Big 12 was destroyed when Texas got the Longhorn Network and they don't really seem to care that it's still screwing everything up. It seems the only logical thing for them to do is become Independent.
|2 days 12 hours ago||God Bless Peyton's futility||
God Bless Peyton's futility against Florida.
1997 Florida/Tennessee was my first memory of watching College Gameday and the MASSIVE hype that game got.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Really? I'd think Florida,||
Really? I'd think Florida, Alabama, Auburn, Ole Miss fans, etc. would enjoy Tennessee's misery.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Growing up and into||
Growing up and into adulthood, I just pointed at the scoreboard. Nothing was more satisfying than that.
Want back desperately.
|3 days 7 hours ago||I'm sorry but screw that.||
I'm sorry but screw that. MSU has received some of the most favorable scheduling (in conference play) for many, many years.
MSU has been in the Big Ten since 1953. That's 62 years. Of those 62 years, they did not have to play Ohio State 24 times. That's roughly 40% of the history of their membership. Whenever these teams play each other (and I'm rooting for that meteor) I'm always struck when the broadcasters will show the all time series record between the two teams and I see how rarely they have played. For some reason, OSU has rotated off of MSU's schedule a lot.
With the addition of Maryland and Rutgers to the conference, the divisions got changed and MSU and OSU now shared the same one. My reaction was, "Great! Now MSU has to play OSU every year. No more favorable scheduling.
If MSU goes to the other division, they get this luxury back. Only now it would probably be 4-6 years between meetings with the Bucks. And like I said before, screw that.
|3 days 8 hours ago||I keep hearing that Manuel is||
I keep hearing that Manuel is trying to fix the schedule to getting MSU back to the way it was but how is he supposed to accomplish that? Asking Mark Hollis pretty please is not going to work.
The only possibility I can think of that might make this happen is the transition from an 8 game conference schedule to a 9 where the schedule quirk takes it completely out of MSU's hands ... just like it was out of our hands when we were forced to go to East Lansing two years in a row because of the addition of Rutgers and Maryland to the B1G.
Out of curiosity, I went and looked at the other B1G teams schedule quirks because of Rutgers and Maryland, where teams had to play consecutive road games against an opponent in 2013 and 2014. This is what I found...
*INDIANA - Played @Michigan and @OSU
*MICHIGAN - Played @MSU
*MSU - Played at nobody consecutive years.
*OSU - Played at nobody consecutive years.
*PENN STATE - Played @Indiana
*ILLINOIS - Played @Nebraska
*IOWA - Played @Purdue and @Minnesota
*MINNESOTA - Played @Michigan
*NEBRASKA - Played at nobody consecutive years.
*NORTHWESTERN - Played @Iowa
*PURDUE - Played @Indiana
*WISCONSIN - Played @Iowa
Interestingly, it seems Indiana got screwed more than we did, having to play at Ann Arbor and Columbus two straight years. But they got Purdue at home both years. That was the only other rivalry in the conference that got effected ala UM/MSU. Also interesting that both our rivals didn't have to deal with this.
I'm still trying to figure out how this way was the only way. Did we get screwed because the two new members of the conference are in OUR division? Whatever the reason, that MSU game has got to be fixed.
|4 days 1 hour ago||My thoughts exactly.||
My thoughts exactly.
|4 days 5 hours ago||This is true. For me, the||
This is true. For me, the time period between kindergarten and senior year of college, we lost to OSU a total of 3 times. And the yap, yap, yapping from Columbus was really no less than it is today. And I'm not exaggerating.
|4 days 5 hours ago||I'm honestly surprised it||
I'm honestly surprised it took them this long to make a video response.
I was expecting to see something within hours of the original posting.
|5 days 3 hours ago||I don't get this guy. When||
I don't get this guy. When he's not pleasuring himself to photos of Nick Saban, does he talk about ANYTHING other than Harbaugh?
If he's trying to make click bait material for a reaction, I'm not falling for it because I've had 20 years experience of Drew Sharp covering my teams.
|5 days 4 hours ago||Texas/Texas A&M still floors||
Texas/Texas A&M still floors me. They played each other 100-something consecutive years. They always ended their seasons against each other.
|5 days 6 hours ago||Isn't Texas the entire reason||
Isn't Texas the entire reason why the Big 12 has been destroyed? Because of the Longhorn Network?
If their fans are disgruntled, I'm having trouble gathering any sympathy for them.
|5 days 6 hours ago||I agree. I don't even see||
I agree. I don't even see this as a shot.
There are plenty of dick coaches out there with plenty of dick things to say. This is not one of them.
|5 days 6 hours ago||Conference realignment talk||
Conference realignment talk always hurts my head. I hate that geography plays no factor anymore. I don't think conferences should have more than 12 teams. I hate that rivalries have been destroyed thanks to realignment.
Just tired of the madness.
|5 days 9 hours ago||NTTAWWT is pretty common as well.||
NTTAWWT is pretty common as well.
|5 days 22 hours ago||Because the ACC has no balls||
Because the ACC has no balls and Notre Dame gets special treatment, as usual. Just like that undeserved TV contract they have with NBC where they spent nearly two decades trying to get back to glory. Why do they have that perk? Because they're Notre Dame.
Being a part time member of a conference is about the stupidest thing I ever heard. You're either a full member or you're not a member. But the ACC says no. They joyously said, "sure. You can....sort of be a member of the conference in football." God, that sounds like something Delaney would do.
Slowest clap in history for the ACC.
|6 days 11 hours ago||So their players keep getting||
So their players keep getting arrested. Big deal. Get back to me when they start hosting satellite camps so we can throw some holy water on them.
|6 days 12 hours ago||Immediately had to stop||
Immediately had to stop reading when I saw Notre Dame on the list.
|1 week 3 hours ago||Me too...even though I could never beat Mr. Sand Man.||
Me too...even though I could never beat Mr. Sand Man.
|1 week 8 hours ago||Neat story. But from the||
Neat story. But from the title, I was expecting another genius quote from Bielema.
|1 week 1 day ago||Don't forget the 67-65 game||
Don't forget the 67-65 game with Illinois. They show that one a lot...unfortunately.
|1 week 1 day ago||Oh look. The official is Jim||
Oh look. The official is Jim Kemberling, the same ref who threw the flag on the phantom holding on Chris Stapleton's fake punt in the 1990 Rose Bowl. The PAC 10 ref called Bo the next day and said Kemberling was joyously boasting that he had screwed over Bo in his final game.
It seems any game Michigan played in the 80's and 90's was officiated by that asshole.
|1 week 2 days ago||I'd love to see the reaction||
I'd love to see the reaction in Jersey to Harbaugh doing that to a Rutgers diploma.
|1 week 3 days ago||Yeah, I thought that was an||
Yeah, I thought that was an eye rolling mention (ND-Army) not worthy of being included.
|1 week 3 days ago||Doesn't Indiana lose the||
Doesn't Indiana lose the majority of their offensive weapons from last year to graduation?
I'm kind of hoping that means they won't shred OUR defense for once.
|1 week 3 days ago||September 22, 1990.||
September 22, 1990.
Michigan defeats UCLA at the big house 38-15 thanks to 290 rushing yards from Jon Vaughn. Meanwhile, 1,100 miles away, Shoelace pops into the world.
If we ever played the Bruins while Denard was here, that would have been an interesting story angle.
|1 week 3 days ago||That would have been cool but no.||
That would have been cool but no.