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|10 hours 2 min 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.
|10 hours 58 min ago||Hopefully we're not subjected||
Hopefully we're not subjected to any more red football fields.
|12 hours 28 min 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.
|13 hours 7 min 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.
|18 hours 9 min 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.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Buckeye marching band members||
Buckeye marching band members wouldn't consider that inhumane. But their football team would.
|1 day 10 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.
|1 day 14 hours ago||It's been a rough couple||
It's been a rough couple years for fake people.
|1 day 17 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.
|2 days 5 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.
|2 days 16 hours ago||(No subject)|
|2 days 16 hours 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.
|4 days 14 hours ago||I feel like I need to adjust||
I feel like I need to adjust the color on the TV.
|5 days 14 hours ago||While I agree that it's time||
While I agree that it's time to start winning at their stadiums again, I despise the new schedule quirk.
It was nice knowing that ANY season, we would have at least one rival at the big house. My entire life it's been that way. I would take that over having both OSU and MSU at home every other year.
It's another reason I hate the additions of Maryland and especially Rutgers to the conference.
|5 days 19 hours ago||He played very well against||
He played very well against OSU. Unfortunately, the defense never did.
|6 days 5 hours ago||Actually they did. The only||
Actually they did. The only time ESPN Classic was generous to Michigan fans was during OSU week. They showed the wins over them from 1969, 1977, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1995, 1996, and of course 1997.
But the other 358 days a year, they showed 1 Michigan win for every 5 gut wrenching losses. Literally, I added them up. The crazy thing about that channel was how UM heavy it was when it came to showing college football classics. It was roughly 75% Michigan and 25% the rest of college football.
Around 2001, I emailed Classic at their official site a three page list of Notre Dame and OSU losses that I thought would be perfect for viewers to relive but I never got a response. But it wasn't long before that station fizzled out anyway.
|6 days 5 hours ago||BTN replay is still better||
BTN replay is still better than the days of ESPN Classic. 30 playings a week of the Kordell Stewart Hail Mary was no treat.
|6 days 6 hours ago||Epic. The holder for CMU on||
Epic. The holder for CMU on the game winning field goal is a family friend of mine. His mother was my babysitter when I was 5.
|6 days 13 hours ago||As a Michigan fan, naturally||
As a Michigan fan, naturally I am a pessimist. So I hope Desmond is right more than I actually agree with him. But even if it were just a case of him being a homer, I wouldn't care because he's our homer. And he's done too much good for me to fault him on any prediction. Godspeed.
|6 days 13 hours ago||I went to that game,||
I went to that game, unfortunately. My only memory of the Iowa fans was them chanting, "Let's go Hawks!" during the entire playing of the national anthem...which I thought was a really shitty and disrespectful thing to do.
|6 days 18 hours ago||Elvis Grbac:||
|1 week 14 hours 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?
|1 week 14 hours ago||And THIS is the opponent they||
And THIS is the opponent they waited all this time to make a big reveal?
|1 week 18 hours 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.
|1 week 20 hours 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 week 1 day 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 week 1 day ago||I like this. Good for||
I like this. Good for Maryland.
|1 week 1 day ago||Amen a million times. This||
Amen a million times. This fan base is long overdue for some pain.
|1 week 1 day 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.
|1 week 2 days 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.