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|1 day 11 hours ago||I think they're in regardless||
I think they're in regardless of the less than impressive resume. Several years back, I remember two different seasons where MSU had 8-8 finishes in conference and no other highly ranked victories but they went to the tourney both times. They got bounced opening weekend both years but I assumed they got the invite because of Izzo.
Their best victory this year is over OSU, although it was a win at the buzzer and OSU is no longer ranked.
|1 day 14 hours ago||*Another screw job in South||
*Another screw job in South Bend. 1992 - this was when both Michigan and Notre Dame were ranked in the top 5 every year and it was THE college football highlight of September.
Michigan leads 17-7 in the 4th quarter, ND makes a drive and has 3rd and goal. On the play, Ty Law gets flagged for a phantom pass interference. I guess he breathed too hard on the ND player...and it gave them a fresh set of downs inside the 5 and a touchdown on a platter. It wasn't a surprise. It's ND, it's South Bend, it's Lou Holtz, the Irish are trailing in the 4th quarter, no way in hell the officials are not going to let them score on that drive. The game ended in a tie 17-17. (Overtime didn't come until a couple seasons later).
*Another example, same location. In 1980, ND trails us 27-26. On their final drive, they throw a non catchable ball out of bounds (so far out of bounds that it goes into the stands). Yet Michigan is still called for pass interference. In those days, the penalty was 25 (30?) yards and it was just barely enough to put ND in FG position, for Harry Oliver to kick a FG which barely made it over the crossbar and we lose 29-27.
*2006 was the epic 47-21 game in South Bend. The officiating on ND's last drive was comical. The game very much over. It was all about running out the clock and Michigan got flagged three straight times for late hits on Brady Quinn. The first one I could understand, the next two were ridiculous tricky tack hits that wouldn't be considered a late hit in any other stadium.
*And finally, there was the official in South Bend in 1990 who used an index card when he measured for a Michigan first down.
Can I just say how much I'm NOT going to miss seeing us play in South Bend? You so much as look at a ND player wrong, you're going to get flagged.
|1 day 22 hours ago||These aren't the most||
These aren't the most heartbreaking, since we ended up winning them all, but still some pretty awful calls that set Bo off.
|1 day 23 hours ago||To add some major salt to the||
To add some major salt to the wound for those who don't remember:
At the time of that play, it was 3rd and goal, Notre Dame had no timeouts left and there was just a little over 10 seconds left on the clock. If they run the ball and don't make it, they're going to come away with no points because they wouldn't have time to get the field goal unit on the field. So what should have been a 9-7 halftime lead turned into a 16-7 halftime lead for ND thanks to the officials. At that moment, I knew that blown call would come back to haunt us and make up the difference in that game...which it did 25-23.
On the replay, Halliday drops the ball at the 2 yard line while he goes into the end zone holding air. The ball rolls backwards to the 3 and slides under a Michigan defender for what should have been a fumble recovery.
Haliday got his ass handed to him the following year at the big house and was eventually pulled as a starter. Yes, that was epic. But it didn't ease the pain of that stupid ass call the year before.
|2 days 18 hours ago||In 1998, I went to||
In 1998, I went to Bloomington to watch Western play the Hoosiers. The fans were incredibly nice. Only bad experience was listening to IU's marching band announcer, who might have the most obnoxious voice of a stadium announcer I've ever heard. I spent most of the game trying to find a radio channel for the Michigan game and I couldn't find it....which might have been a blessing in disguise since that was the day Donovan McNabb did bad things at the big house. During post-game, the IU band announcer took a break from announcing the music to joyously announce over the speakers that Michigan had lost and was now 0-2 on the season. The 1,000 or so fans left in the stadium could care less but I wanted to run on to the field and deck the jackass.
In 2013, I went to the big house to watch us play IU (that ugly defensive game we won 63-47). Indiana brought their marching band and during their Pregame, I was horrified to hear that awful voice over the speakers again.
|3 days 12 hours ago||It's a nice thought but I'm||
It's a nice thought but I'm thinking...no.
|4 days 12 hours ago||This is what Texas looked||
This is what Texas looked like the 25 years leading up to Mack Brown's arrival. Very underachieving in a talent rich state.
|4 days 13 hours ago||Yes, Yost gave them the plans||
Yes, Yost gave them the plans to build a knock off Michigan Stadium.
Notre Dame's fight song was also written after a loss to Michigan (and was inspired from The Victors). Plus there was UM teaching them the game of football in 1888.
Also, fuck Notre Dame.
|4 days 20 hours ago||I suspect I'll be able to||
I suspect I'll be able to read everything but the last two season game recaps. (In 3 & Out, I read up until the night before the 2008 Utah game but didn't have the stomach to go any further.) I can handle reading about Dave Brandon and his big bag of bullshit but the '13 and '14 teams agonizing displays on the football field is going to be too hard.
Minor observation: Why no scoreboard on the book cover? Was it photoshopped out to include the book description or was the pic taken in summer of 2011 while the scoreboards were being replaced?
|5 days 18 hours ago||Thank GOD.<br><br>Fuck OSU.||
|5 days 19 hours ago||Soooo many second chance points for OSU. Pissing me off.||
Soooo many second chance points for OSU. Pissing me off.
|1 week 18 hours ago||So, let's see if I have this||
So, let's see if I have this right. Last years BB team traveled to Columbus but OSU didn't have to go to Crisler...where I am confident we would have swept them.
The common trend when this happens in basketball is if two B1G teams play once, they will play again only once the following year at the opposite location. Meaning Michigan should have had one game this year with OSU and it should be at Crisler. That didn't happen as two meetings are on the schedule. Lame but I assumed the conference schedule got messed with because of the additions of Rutgers and Maryland....the same reason we played at East Lansing in football the last two years.
Now flash forward to next year and once again, there's only one meeting with OSU and once again, they do not have to go to Crisler?
Why do the villains keep getting rewarded for the schedule quirks? When is OSU going to have to come to Crisler with no return trip?
|1 week 1 day ago||Oh, man. That radio||
Oh, man. That radio interview was the worst. Dan Dakich cut Brian off mid-sentence through about more than half the interview, especially when he was listing Brandon's bumblings. Then when Brian told him that he need not be so sensitive, he started rambling about his playing days at Indiana...which I had no idea what he was getting at or what it had to do with the topic at hand. I think he should just stick with broadcasting basketball.
Amen to the follow-up, Brian.
|1 week 2 days ago||Attending 'the Horror' in||
Attending 'the Horror' in 2007 was a nightmare. But last year's Minnesota game and the week that followed...I get the shakes and the blood boils just thinking about it.
|1 week 3 days ago||Oy. Add in some slam dunks||
Oy. Add in some slam dunks on us and this looks like UM/MSU from the Brian Ellerbe years.
|1 week 4 days ago||(No subject)|
|1 week 4 days ago||The love fest for Funchess||
The love fest for Funchess during the App State game was a little over the top, I thought, considering who the opponent was. But I don't think any of us ever imagined how little he would do the rest of the season.
|1 week 4 days ago||That Minnesota game and the||
That Minnesota game and the week that followed it was a total nightmare. But you're right. That was when I knew Hoke was done. And even before Shane took that hit, I was very surprised how awful he looked.
|1 week 5 days ago||I'm looking forward to seeing||
I'm looking forward to seeing it. Didn't know there was a red carpet special too.
|2 weeks 15 hours ago||You're punking me, right?||
You're punking me, right? You even like the bumblebee ones worn against MSU?
|2 weeks 15 hours ago||I don't know about the other||
I don't know about the other schools but Notre Dame was a dumbass all on their own when they gave him that huge extension when he was just a few games into his first season. I remember I couldn't wait until that completely blew up in Notre Dame's face and he didn't disappoint.
|2 weeks 18 hours ago||Yeah, I didn't really enjoy||
Yeah, I didn't really enjoy that interview. The kid's heart is in the right place so you can't fault him for that. But hearing him say there's going to be a music video sounds terrifying and it reminds me of 'We are ND'.
|2 weeks 21 hours ago||I rip on Notre Dame fans as||
I rip on Notre Dame fans as much as the next guy but I have a hard time believing the majority of their students ever thought that was cool. At least I hope so.
Same goes for the Purdue students and that hideous rap video they made.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||This is so not the ideal kind||
This is so not the ideal kind of game for Harbaugh to start making Michigan look like Michigan again.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||It's OK. But never a||
It's OK. But never a favorite of mine. The marching band didn't play it for pregame until the mid 90's. And the crowd is pretty dead when it's being played.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||'The Victors' already has a||
'The Victors' already has a younger sibling in 'Varsity.'
Along with middle child 'Yellow & Blue,' half-brother 'I want to go back to Michigan,' and cousins 'Temptation' and 'Hawaiian War Chant', the family reunions are already going to be crowded.
I suspect 'Hail & Unite' would kind of be like adding cousin Oliver to the Brady Bunch.
|3 weeks 23 hours ago||Scoreboards becoming as big||
Scoreboards becoming as big as stadiums doesn't impress me.
When you're at the game, 99% of your attention is placed at what's happening on the field. The screens are nice for replays of huge plays but I could tell what was going on easily when the big house had these...
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Gameday was epic to watch in||
Gameday was epic to watch in the 90's for me. But the last 14 years, I've pretty much only tuned in when they're in Ann Arbor.
I do like Rece Davis, though. Especially since he calls us Meeeeechigan ala Ufer.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||The title isn't just||
The title isn't just depressing but it's probably also misleading. I'm sure it's all about the fall and nothing about the rise.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I listened to 91.7 last night||
I listened to 91.7 last night for about 3 minutes before I had to turn it off because of Pat Caputo's gushing over Michigan's signing day and how Harbaugh couldn't do better.