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|14 weeks 17 hours ago||Don't agree||
With Speight out, even if they missed that field goal, the committee would never put us in 4 because of the injury and loss to OSU.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||This is what happens in modern college football.||
I think what matters is quality wins offset next by how many losses offset last by who you lost to and how. We have beat 3 Top 10 teams, and need to win in Columbus to get to 4. With that even if we were to lose the B10 championship and have 2 losses, I still think we make the playoff. Of course it matters what everyone else does, but there is a lot of football left. It all comes down to CBus, and hopefully this lights a fire under our team. Road games are different, I hope they learned from this. And yes, I hate night games because I live in Switzerland which means I get superstitious that we lost because I missed the live game.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Even Worse||
Naturally and even worse is that these kind of stunts by BLM and KAP feed the perception and create a vicious circle. I'm assuming you are also a human being and your natural reaction to someone you approach at the window who is respectful is also very different than when you encounter someone irate and disrepectful to you for doing your job.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Think publicity||
Maybe CK was looking to impress his new girlfriend, maybe he's at the end of his football career, maybe his recent conversion has warped his perspective but now if his publicity stunt has any backlash on Harbaugh, I for one think that is a real shame. CK's best football was played for Jim Harbaugh, under the coaching and motivation of Jim Harbaugh. Jim Harbaugh exudes hard work and dedication towards shaping and making things better around him.
I for one agree with Jim's initial assement in that I don't agree with his motivations. His motivations appear to be personal and self-aggrandizing.
And I agree with you (Fezzik) - above whole heartedly. With the money CK has made, if he wanted to go about this in a positive and self-less way, he would be dedicating his time and money to productive and positive actions, not this. This only creates noise, it only creates division.
This is clearly an insult directed at the United States of America. I don't think there is any doubt that Harbaugh would take offense to this.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||He doesn't need to say it||
For me, Ann Arbor was always great, but great can always be better and I dare someone to disagree that Jim Harbaugh doesn't make Ann Arbor better.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||Wow: my thoughts exactly||
Just to add, and why would I need to actively condemn another persons choices. Why can't other parents respect that I may have different rules for my children than they have for theirs. Can I respect your right to make a different choice, yep actually I can. Maybe the problem is the parents don't know how the properly respect other people's choices.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Anyway||
Tough to say it, but had we won against MSU, OSU is in the B10 championship game against Iowa. I would rather see MSU there.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||The ducks shouldn't be ahead of us either||
Same record, and we have lost to better teams...
|1 year 12 weeks ago||The ducks shouldn't be ahead of us either||
Same record, and we have lost to better teams...
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Of course||
But given who are losses are to, and our record is within 1 loss of theirs, I agree it doesn't make sense in light of 38-0. It wasn't like we pulled it out on the final play with them.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||interestingly||
Based on analysis of the refs bad calls, it cost us approx 20 points... more if the long FB touch down would not have happened with Bolden in the game.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||I like Indiana over MSU||
I think the instant Karma kicks in and turns this upside down this weekend. Indiana can put points on the board, and MSU could come out flat after the game last weekend they will be spent physically and emotionally. Go Hoosiers!
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Yes and,||
I keep hearing that they put up so much more yardage. But that includes the extended drives that would have been shut down by our D-Fense with any normally balanced Ref. I can deal with missed calls, but on the reviewed calls they really need to get this right. The interception that should have occured was a huge call.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Great Job Seth!||
I agree, this is great. I felt it during the game but couldn't articulate it and put a point value on it. My sense was the targeting was the worst call and had the most impact. You take out an emotional captain, defensive play caller, and the Michigan leading tackler in one fell swoop. Plus the yardage. As for targeting, and the rules, I tried to search myself. As best I can tell the basis for targeting to begin with is intent. With the push in the back, there is no intent. Worse yet, he barely fell on the QB, not even sure where they collided (possibly bumped facemask). Cook wasn't even shaken up on the play. I think the 18 points is on the low side, as you make some assumptions at the end. Without all the bad calls, we are not in that position at the end of the game.
I am really hoping that MSU gets caught flat in the Indiana game. This was an emotional game, physically demanding, and Indiana can put up some points. Whether they can defend Cook is another story. Cook was lights out in this game.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Well unless||
You view the last play as to roughing the long snapper. I also don't think that you can eject a team captain, tackle leader and play caller on D without altering the game. Even with all the bad calls, 499 times out of 500 we win the game.
I agree with those who think that an acknowledgement can have an impact on future games. Especially the next targeting call, and we have already had two go against us two games in a row.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Shanghai||
I was in China to review a distributors business. When I arrived and walked in the owner, an older gentlemen, was wearing an old beat up Michigan hat. I thought wow, the Chinese government spying was able to identify my weak spot. Turns out he just had a nephew who was attending Michigan and had taken the hat from his son because he really liked it. I sent he and his son two new hats when I got back stateside.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||First tie break||
With two teams tied on in conference record, head to head is the tie break. So yes, if we win out, then we need MSU to lose twice in conference. We go to championship! I think MSU blows it against Indiana. Then we just have to hope they also lose to OSU. My ideal scenario is MSU loses to Indiana, Nebraska, OSU, and Penn State, all on fluke last second plays.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||I'm in for Karma||
I hope MSU loses in their very next game to Indiana on a fluke play and then by a whole lot to OSU. Then we just have to take care of business.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Unless the one individual...||
Sits in the replay booth.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Or||
Can Rudock not kick 20 yards? Line up with all your best blockers in a shotgun and have him pooch punt.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Bad calls||
The thing is, bad calls happen, but normally they even out over the course of a game. I felt there were far too many important calls against. If I didn't know better, I might think some of the refs had money on the game.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Thanks wondered||
I couldn't tell on the catches with my resolution, but the announcer seemed to think Butt had a catch. Harbaugh also seemed to infer many problems with the refs. The targeting was game altering because it extended a drive, demoralized the team, and took out our defensive play caller and leading tackler. It changed the game on many levels.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Not just luck||
They did have a whole lot of help from the officials. The officials seemed to be calling against Michigan at game changing moments. The targeting was the most egregious, but the pf against Henry was also a game changer, along with not a catch for Butt. There were others. I will look to Brian's detailed analysis.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Agree but||
It would be great if someone could post Gif of the play. It doesn't seem like the formation you would take punting to no returner. Can someone confirm whether this was max punt protect? There seemed to be extra of our guys who weren't blocking anyone. I would expect the coaches knew that MSU was bringing everything they had. It didn't look like a terrible snap, so I'm thinking something else was on O'Neill's mind. Let's pretend that maybe it was supposed to be a pass. It would have certainly gone for a TD.
But I do agree, safe money says punt away, on the other hand after rewatching it something just doesn't add up in terms of our formation. Given there were literally 11 guys rushing the punter, there is no way O'Neill could have done his typical run few steps and punt.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Agreed||
I would only count as gimmes:
1. Goal Tending - 2points
2. Burke foul on HandCock's three - 2/3 free throws - 2points
3. Burke Block - 2 points
6 points that is more than fair accounting for what went down. Other problematic calls had an obvious impact that can't be accounted for in points.
1. Trey Burke should not have been in foul trouble. (goes with 2 above and 3 above)
2. HanDCock should have been in foul trouble with 4th (hit another 3 at the end after receiving what should have been his fifth, however concede he would have played differently with 4 and also nothing to say another player doesn't hit that shot.
3. McGary got blocked very hard in the back lost the ball afterwards.
None of those add up to a certain Michigan win, but they all add up to a a certainty that we would lose.
I don't normally bitch about the refs, because it is what it is in college basketball, where it is frustrating is that you expect to have the best of the best out there in the NC game. I mean for me the most frustrating was watching the Louisville pressure which was basically one constant foul and nothing called.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Watch the game||
Watch the game at least before you comment.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Based on how they played in the NCAA tournament||
1. Glen Rice
2. Trey Burke
3. Rumeal Robinson
4. Mitch McGary
5. Chris Webber
|3 years 45 weeks ago||You sound so matter of fact||
"You do agree Morgan's play was a block". Sounds so matter of fact. Read the rules, watch the play and tell me if you still feel the same. And pay attention to the rules, it doesn't say the feet can't move, but rather the defensive player needs to be in position before the offensive player leaves his feet. Other than some shuffling of the feet (but not to move laterally) he executed defensively a text book play when it comes to taking the charge.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Struggled at the line?||
I think it just felt that way watching, I saw some where they were actually 72% from the line which isn't too bad. It seemed like everyone missed at least one of the free throws and usually the first one which meant we didn't even have a chance to rebound a miss.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||There is a difference||
The plays and calls being pointed out are not being used in a We Should have Won. I think that fans (and you are right) will always be biased, but based on the Trey Burke block which was called a foul - the national media and other non-UM seem to agree. You take Syracuse fans and they were in general claiming the whole game went against them without specifically indicating which plays other than Morgan, but even worse indicating they were robbed and should have won the game. That is not the case here, no one is saying Michigan would have won but rather never had the chance to try. There were obvious blown calls here (not judgetmental type fouls) like goaltending that wasn't even close. I would say Trey's block wasn't even close (check ESPN or any other source you consider to be mainstream, they will indicate the same)
The refs didn't lose this game for us.
But, they made damn sure we wouldn't win it.