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|1 hour 40 min 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.
|1 hour 45 min 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.
|1 hour 55 min 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.
|20 hours 7 min 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.
|1 day 23 hours 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.
|1 day 23 hours 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 days 1 hour ago||I'm going to miss that guy.||
I'm going to miss that guy.
|2 days 20 hours 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 days 22 hours 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.
|2 days 23 hours ago||I don't care if the talent||
I don't care if the talent level isn't the same. Speaking as someone who had a 2nd row seat to witness the blocked field goal for The Horror, this felt good.
Almost all my hopes were satisfied for this game: No interceptions by Gardner, offensive line actually opening up holes for the running backs, intensity on defense. Only thing that pissed me off was that 97 yard drive against the second stringers. But it's nice that's the main thing that annoyed me. It would have been nice to see another receiver step up besides Funches but there were only 14 passes so I'll live.
Hopefully Peppers is alright. I liked what I saw from him in the first quarter.
|4 days 6 hours ago||I can't wait to not read it.||
I can't wait to not read it.
|4 days 17 hours ago||Jessie Palmer just said SEC||
Jessie Palmer just said SEC teams don't do that. They get recruited to play in their systems and not come out early even when they're up big. Then he said, "When I was at Florida and we were up 60 in the 4th quarter, we never pulled our starters and I always stayed in."
Blah, blah, blah, SEC greatest ever in the history of the universe, blah, blah, blah.
|4 days 18 hours ago||A&M now up 52-28 over South||
A&M now up 52-28 over South Carolina with 12 minutes to go.
|4 days 20 hours ago||Kenny Hill is very impressive||
Kenny Hill is very impressive so far.
|4 days 22 hours ago||I'll bet the UCLA message||
I'll bet the UCLA message boards would be hilarious to read right now.
I love any bad publicity for USC. After what they were able to get away with for so long under Pete Carroll, they deserve embarrassing stories like this.
But don't worry, Trojans. I'll still root for you when you play Notre Dame.
|5 days 27 min ago||The Big Ten had a history of||
The Big Ten had a history of doing this in the 70's / early 80's and then again in the mid 90's. When I was in high school, Michigan always seemed to be opening the season against Illinois.
|5 days 1 hour ago||ESPN covered that story to||
ESPN covered that story to the point of madness too because they lusted after anything Pete Carroll related. I thought it was stupid.
|5 days 19 hours ago||I know it's of little comfort||
I know it's of little comfort but Beth really is better than Pam Ward. Watch highlights from the 49-3 game over Sparty from 2002 and listen to Ward say, "touchdown Michigan," in that painfully bland, monotone voice and it doesn't get any worse than that.
|5 days 20 hours ago||Hopefully we're not subjected||
Hopefully we're not subjected to any more red football fields.
|5 days 22 hours ago||I'm sure it's times like||
I'm sure it's times like these that Trojan fans miss Pete Carroll with his sweep, sweep, sweep.
|5 days 22 hours ago||No more legends numbers.||
No more legends numbers switches and patches.
No matter how much I see it, I can't get used to seeing Gardner wear 98.
|6 days 3 hours ago||I was 5 and it ended up going||
I was 5 and it ended up going alright. But I didn't understand the rules of football at that age yet. So I just cheered when everyone else cheered. (Michigan won 47-0 that day so there was lots of cheering.)
At that age, the sight of 100,000 people is more amazing than anything happening on the field.
|6 days 17 hours ago||Buckeye marching band members||
Buckeye marching band members wouldn't consider that inhumane. But their football team would.
|6 days 20 hours ago||People have got to stop||
People have got to stop calling this 'The Horror II.'
It could only be called that if we lost...and GOD forbid, otherwise I'd have to destroy the world.
|6 days 23 hours ago||It's been a rough couple||
It's been a rough couple years for fake people.
|1 week 3 hours ago||The Schembechler years,||
The Schembechler years, before we started playing Notre Dame, was filled with non-conference schools that were nowhere near Ann Arbor. Well, there were a few that were a couple states away but not many.
1969: Washington, Missouri, Vanderbilt
1970: Arizona, Washington, Texas A&M
1971: Virginia, UCLA, Navy
1972: UCLA, Tulane, Navy
1973: Stanford, Navy, Oregon
1974: Colorado, Navy, Stanford
1975: Stanford, Baylor, Missouri
1976: Stanford, Navy, Wake Forest
1977: Duke, Texas A&M, Navy
But this was normal. No MAC schools or 1-AA teams in those days.
In 1983, we played just two non-conference games, Washington and Washington State so we could play every team in the Big Ten. But it was just Michigan and a couple other schools that did this. I'm not sure why that was allowed.
|1 week 15 hours ago||They scored 17 on the||
They scored 17 on the defense. The other 9 points came from a safety and a pick 6.
|1 week 1 day ago||(No subject)|
|1 week 1 day ago||When it comes to Michigan||
When it comes to Michigan football, I hold grudges worse than anyone. I complain about losses and blown calls for years, decades even. Heck, I complain about things that happened BEFORE I was born. (Example - Mike Lantry's field goal against OSU was good, DAMN IT!!!)
But even I have to tell you to get over it and watch the game. I was at ground zero for 'The Horror.' And I'm still tuning in. If I can do it, you can do it.