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|8 hours 10 min ago||No, they all can't be||
No, they all can't be Oklahoma but the way the athletic department was dragging this out as a major news story to be revealed and then have it be a team we have had a home/home series with 4 times before as well as 4 Rose Bowl meetings in the past...it's confusing and stupid.
Oklahoma has got to be the biggest home/home Michigan has scheduled in my lifetime. And that was announced out of the gate. So why make this big build up for....Washington?
|8 hours 21 min ago||And THIS is the opponent they||
And THIS is the opponent they waited all this time to make a big reveal?
|11 hours 50 min ago||Unfortunately, Fall weddings||
Unfortunately, Fall weddings are very popular now. If you're a Michigan fan and must get married this time of year, the LEAST you can do is get married during the bye week. But they rarely do.
I had weddings on back-to-back Saturdays during the 07 season. Both were for friends I had known since pre-school. I had to go. At that time, we were 2 games removed from "the horror," we were 0-2 and Henne was out for a couple weeks with a leg injury. Normally I'd be jacked for Notre Dame but we were in such an awful place, I was afraid to know what was going on. As soon as the wedding was done, I walked out to the parking lot, took a deep breath and then called my dad for a score update. He told me it was halftime and Michigan was up 31-0. Biggest relief EVER.
The following week against Penn State, I took a tiny battery operated hand held TV with me to the church and hid it in my pocket but the game didn't actually start until the wedding was finished and there was a 2 hour wait between the wedding and reception. We made it to the reception during the 3rd quarter with Michigan up 14-9. We all walked into the dining hall and they started the blessing as the last minute ticked off the clock. Everyone had their heads bowed, I had my head bowed trying to hide the little muted TV under the table cloth. The blessing and game ended simultaneously. Everyone said "Amen!" I said, "Amen!" for a different reason. But nobody else needed to know that.
|13 hours 46 min ago||I was a mess the day Bo died,||
I was a mess the day Bo died, as everyone else was. But there were two moments that day that stood out above the rest.
The local news went to the hospital Bo was in and Jim Brandstatter, John Wangler and Jamie Morris were already there looking in complete shock. When they interviewed the three men, Jamie Morris was practically sobbing. Seeing Morris, who is such a funny guy, like that made me lose it.
Then later in the afternoon on WTKA, they relived a touching Bo moment from a few months earlier. Tom Slade (1971 Michigan quarterback) had been battling leukemia. After a particularly painful day in the hospital, Slade woke up in his hospital bed to see Bo by his side sitting in a chair against the wall. They looked at each other but said nothing. Then Salde went back to sleep. Five hours later, he awoke to see Bo still sitting in that same chair. Once again I lost it BIG time. The two men ended up dying 8 days apart.
And now I've seriously depressed myself. Somebody needs to post something funny now.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Wish Miller the best. And||
Wish Miller the best. And I'll enjoy Buckeye fan tears for now. But we know how often those bastards have avoided disaster when it comes to quarterbacks. Steve Bellisari was pulled for the 2001 Michigan game and they started Craig Krenzall. When Justin Zwick got injured, the Troy Smith era started.
If their freshman QB sets the college football world on fire this year, I may have to punch some things. Pull some hair out.
|1 day 9 hours ago||I like this. Good for||
I like this. Good for Maryland.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Amen a million times. This||
Amen a million times. This fan base is long overdue for some pain.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Indeed. It's much too early||
Indeed. It's much too early to make any official conclusions like that. We have to wait and see what actually unfolds.
But we can still enjoy Buckeye fan pain in the meantime.
|2 days 1 hour ago||My thoughts are I feel bad||
My thoughts are I feel bad for the kid. I wouldn't wish injuries on anyone, not even a rival. So I wish him the best for a recovery.
But I do take delight in the Buckeye fans pain. After a decade of sleezeball Tressel getting them free tattoos, cars, hookers along with those wins, a slap on the wrist thanks to their athletic director's connections and Pryor keeping his mouth shut, then Urban Meyer just falling into their laps thanks to insanely good timing...it's long past time America's worst fan base got some bad karma.
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|2 days 1 hour ago||Indeed. I don't think OSU||
Indeed. I don't think OSU fans gave a sh*t in 2007 when both Henne and Hart could barely walk.
|2 days 2 hours ago||Screw him for including our||
Screw him for including our game with App State on that list. Yes, THE HORROR in 2007 was terrible beyond words, epic upset, yadda, yadda, yadda...but if I had to guess, I doubt the rest of the nation is really THAT interested in this game unless they check the scores at the bottom of the screen and (God forbid) it's close in the 4th quarter.
This sounds more like an excuse to bring up 2007. ESPN will be showing that blocked kick endlessly the first week of the college football season. Forde is just getting a head start.
|2 days 11 hours ago||Didn't he throw 3||
Didn't he throw 3 interceptions against us in 2012? Ironically, he was pulled and Tommy Reese finished the game which they won...thanks in most part to Denard throwing 35 interceptions.
|2 days 12 hours ago||If you went there in 06 and||
If you went there in 06 and 10, I'd really prefer if you go this year. The fluke plays that went against Michigan over the years in that stadium, not to mention the bad calls ND benefitted from and the downright bizarre happenings like a ref using an index card to measure for a Michigan first down is NOT going to make me miss that place.
Even in 06 when we were up 47-21 in the final minute and kept getting called for late hits, the last hit being because a Michigan defender breathed too hard on Brady Quinn...no. I'm ready to be done with that stadium for good.
|3 days 6 hours ago||I'm not going to get angry||
I'm not going to get angry over us not being ranked. We came off a crap season which ended with us looking like crap against a crap team in a crap bowl game. And preseason rankings don't mean anything. However, that's not going to keep me from casting judgment on the other teams. So here goes.
1. USC at #15 sounds a little too generous.
2. Did Missouri graduate half their team from last year? 24th sounds awfully low to start after the year they had last season.
3. Notre Dame at #17 also sounds generous even before the academic fraud thing broke. Does the return of Everitt Gholston mean THAT much? Also, FUCK Notre Dame.
4. Alabama at #2 despite losing AJ McCaron just depresses me but it doesn't surprise me when Saban can buy pretty much any player he wants.
5. Six PAC 12 teams in the top 25? Did that conference get good while I wasn't looking?
6. I guess I can't argue the Bucks being in the top ten but 5/6 does sound generous after the defensive woes they had last year. 9/10 sounds more deserving.
|4 days 2 hours ago||Morris looking decent out||
Morris looking decent out there.
|4 days 2 hours ago||I'm assuming the fake crowd||
I'm assuming the fake crowd noise is normal in practice to prepare for road games.
|5 days 3 hours ago||I plan on being there.||
I plan on being there.
|5 days 3 hours ago||When I look into my crystal||
When I look into my crystal ball, I see all four players back and ready to play just in time for the Michigan game.
Regardless of what happens, fuck ND.
|6 days 8 hours ago||All jokes aside, Arizona||
All jokes aside, Arizona would be an interesting concept only because it would be the first time we'd be facing a former head coach. We've gone up against Moeller, Carr, Hoke and even Schembechler as head or assistants BEFORE they were head coaches here but never after.
Although the "weirdness" factor would clearly be overshadowed by the fact it was 98% misery from beginning to end of RichRod's time here.
I don't see it happening. Although I still don't understand why the athletic department is waiting to make this big reveal. My 7 year old niece will probably be in college herself by the time we play these games.
|6 days 9 hours ago||What exactly are they||
What exactly are they providing for season ticket holders that would make them want to show up an hour and half early? They get the pleasure of watching birds fly over the stadium? Watch the team run laps?
I look forward to going but I don't plan to be there until shortly before 8:00.
|1 week 2 hours ago||LSU, Clemson, Louisville,||
LSU, Clemson, Louisville, Central Florida, Cincinnati, Iowa State, Texas Tech, TCU, UNLV, Nevada, South Florida.
Also some MAC, Conference USA and American teams that we're probably not interested in.
|1 week 5 hours ago||Not sure why they're waiting||
Not sure why they're waiting to make the big reveal. The games probably won't be played for another decade. Just tell us.
|1 week 1 day ago||OSU's offense I could kind of||
OSU's offense I could kind of understand, although I expected the D to look better than that. Kansas State moving the ball as well as they did was embarrassing.
The WTF moments earlier in the season were no better. 47 points and 500+ yards given up to Indiana (at the big house no less) not being able to hold a 10 point lead against mediocre Penn State and letting an 18 year old QB drive the length of the field in under a minute to tie it up. 2-10 Akron having a field day against our secondary.
I hope this year's defense is angry and embarrassed about what happened last year and they play with a chip on their shoulder.
|1 week 2 days ago||In the 90's, white was the||
In the 90's, white was the most common color people wore at the big house, particularly before the weather got cold. Never remembered seeing maize.
|1 week 2 days ago||I'm surprised they showed the||
I'm surprised they showed the 2011 Nebraska game. BTN doesn't usually show blowouts. Not that I'm complaining.
The feeling after that game, I wish I could bottle it. Always hated Nebraska so the win felt good but I was also confident for the first time IN YEARS going into the OSU game. The same feeling I had going into the game growing up when we beat them year after year after year...when the world was on its axis. It was such a better feeling than going into the game confident we would lose 45-6...like I felt last year. Being wrong about the final score was of little comfort in the end.
God, now I need to punch something or drink something.
|1 week 3 days ago||I sense doom on the horizon.||
I sense doom on the horizon.
|1 week 4 days ago||Just turned the game on. Did||
Just turned the game on. Did I miss Johnny Manziel walk on water?
|1 week 5 days ago||I miss the old days where||
I miss the old days where recruits were satisfied just playing at a major school and fashion changes weren't even part of the equation.
|1 week 5 days ago||My uncle is a MAJOR Spartan||
My uncle is a MAJOR Spartan fan. I grew up seeing his MSU paraphernalia all over his house, which included a poster of a big X through the Block M with the caption "No Blue" on it. His hate for Michigan is what you'd expect any MSU fan to have.
Today, he sent me a text about Michigan's alternate jersey for the PSU game, basically asking, "WTF?" And then he said something that I couldn't agree more with: "Michigan is in a category with Ohio State, Notre Dame, Penn State, USC, Texas, Oklahoma and Alabama. You have a classic, historical look that you DON'T mess with. Even if it's just one game. Every other team in America, they can do this alternate jersey crap but these schools? No."
This from one of the biggest Spartan slappies on the planet. And he's absolutely right.