UPDATE TSIO: Herron & Posey Out Indefinitely

UPDATE TSIO: Herron & Posey Out Indefinitely

Submitted by SanFrancisco_W… on October 3rd, 2011 at 11:34 AM

Well, it appears that Posey and Herron were taking other benefits than just tattoos.  Looks like they may have been receiving some money for summer jobs in Cleveland.  Read for yourself and let me know what you think:

 

Herron and Posey Out Indefinitely

 

EDIT: Lawyer for OSU has stated that the eligibility of one of the Tat 5 is now being called into question by the NCAA.  This being reported by 97.1 The Fan in Columbus.  They have not said if it's Adams, Posey, Herron, or Solomon Thomas.

Getting to Ryan Field for Northwestern game

Getting to Ryan Field for Northwestern game

Submitted by Go Blue Eyes on October 3rd, 2011 at 10:27 AM

I believe this topic might have been touched before but I thought I saw some erroneous information regarding taking the L to Evanston. 

Here is the link to Northwestern's football website and what they say about parking:

http://nusports.cstv.com/tickets/gameday-info.html

Here is the link to the CTA and taking the Purple Line up to Evanston.  It appears that there will be plenty of options to leave Ryan Field and make it back to downtown (or any stop in between) after the game:

http://www.transitchicago.com/assets/1/purpleline_schedules/Central.pdf

EDIT: At the time the game will probably end the Purple line only runs down to Howard where you will have to change trains to get to another location (in my case the Loop). 

It's OK to give MSU credit and vice versa

It's OK to give MSU credit and vice versa

Submitted by RationalMSUfan on October 3rd, 2011 at 10:18 AM

Granted it's talk radio so the boob % is exceptionally high, but UM fan's refuse to give MSU any credit for their win at OSU. Our defense is not good, OSU's offense is just awful and every other Big Ten team will shut them out too.

Conversely, UM still stinks according to MSU fans.

As with most things in life, the truth is somwhere in the middle, but after five weeks of football, I feel confident stating:

1. MSU has a good defense.  Are they world beaters like LSU? Probably not, but I think they will be in the top 3 of Big Ten defenses this year.

2. Michigan's Defense has improved.  I still expect them to give up some points to B1G Ten teams not named Minnesota, but their defense has made SIGNIFICANT strides from last year.

3. Denard is still electric.  The key to UM's B1G Ten season will be whether he can avoid costly interceptions in the passing game that plagued him last year and make enough passing plays to keep defenses honest.

4. MSU's offense will be fine, but not great. I'm going out on a limb here and I don't expect a ton of agreement, but the OLine actually showed a pulse against the Buckeyes and while it will not be a plus line this year, I think it will be competent. MSU actually had 9 drives in OSU territory only to come away with 10 points. I'm not sure if that is good or bad, but we moved the ball well on the road against what is still a good OSU defense.  If the defense really is very good, then MSU's offense doesn't have to be great to compete for  the Legends Division.

Which leads me tooo.......

5. The Legends division really is up in the air.  Wiscy seems to have a stranglehold on the Leaders, but I can see Nebraska, Michigan, MSU and even Iowa all competing for title. Northwestern really hurt their chances of being a dark horse contender by blowing that lead against Illinois.

I still expect MSU to retain the Paul Bunyan Trophy game this year, but if they do, it doesn't mean that Michigan stinks.  Conversely, if Michigan beats us (which is entirely possible), I will tip my cap.

I love the B1G Ten Season because the truth is in the pudding and we will all know in the next 9 weeks.

Lions and Wolverines unbeaten through September for first time?

Lions and Wolverines unbeaten through September for first time?

Submitted by beenplumb on October 3rd, 2011 at 9:56 AM

Some friends and I were curious about the last time the Lions and Michigan had gone this far into their respective seasons undefeated. The Lions haven't gone 4-0 since 1980. I emailed Greg Dooley (MVictors) this morning and asked what he thought. His response was that he doesn't think it's ever happened, and the closest he could think of was in 1970 when the Lions went 3-0 and Michigan was 9-0.

Just thought this was an interesting bit of information to share. Here's to a couple excellent seasons for both teams, and Go Blue!

Northwestern Wallpaper

Northwestern Wallpaper

Submitted by Blue Indy on October 3rd, 2011 at 7:58 AM

So here we are... 5-0 and heading on the road against a scrappy Northwestern team possibly led by a former heisman hopeful heisman hopeful quarterback, Dan Persa. After everyone's comments from last week on the Eastern Michigan wallpaper, I wanted to do another animal parody for the Northwestern wallpaper. My original thought was to make use of these in some way:

 

but I realized that Northwestern shouldn't be mocked like Eastern Michigan (who's more like an infant step-cousin than a "little brother"), lest the football gods smite us for our hubris. Instead, I let myself be influenced by my feminine side and took my inspiration from the musical Cats. Instead of dancers for pupils, though, I went for... DENARD!!!

4:3

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I figured, unlike the Eastern Michigan wallpaper, this wallpaper makes Northwestern look cool, which will make me feel more satisfied when we beat them!

EDIT: I fixed the widescreen link and changed the game info to "Game 6" instead of "Game 5"... I think I was just psyched about the 5-0 when I made it!

 

OT? - Live Mascot at the Eastern Game Yesterday

OT? - Live Mascot at the Eastern Game Yesterday

Submitted by mikoyan on October 3rd, 2011 at 12:18 AM

As some of you may know, I have been doing photography for an Eastern blog.  This has given me field access at Rynearson (and the Big House, which I'm still geeked about).  Yesterday at the Eastern game, they had a live eagle before the game.  It was from the Leslie Center in Ann Arbor.

As I was watching it, I was thinking how cool it would be to see a live wolverine at Michigan Stadium.  And of course...pictures.

http://michiganexposures.blogspot.com/2011/10/eagle-at-game.html 

Advice: How do you deal with fellow irrational Michigan fans?

Advice: How do you deal with fellow irrational Michigan fans?

Submitted by wildbackdunesman on October 2nd, 2011 at 9:09 PM

A week ago after the SDSU win, my wife and I went over to one of her friend's houses and there were a group of guys that kept saying a lot of irrational things.  I tried to argue them on much of it, but I got bored and didn't want to be the guy always arguing everything that was said.  How do you guys handle such situations?

I am sure I will meet these gentlemen again, is it worth arguing/discussing things with them?  Or is it better to just ignore?

 

More info...the following things were said that I felt irrational....

1) Denard Robinson is deliberately missing open WRs so the coaches will let him run more.

2) Benard (yes with a B) Robinson wouldn't even be a QB on any other BigTen team and should be moved to RB since we have zero good RBs.

3) Lloyd Carr was a horrible coach and any coach with his players over the years would have won a national title at least 3 to 5 times!!!

4) Hoke will never win in a blowout, because he was mentored by Carr who never won in a blowout. (I wonder what he is thinking now)

5) If Michigan was any good they would have blown out SDSU.

6) Carr always put in too many back ups.

7) Carr would rarely pass, it was always 3 yards and a cloud of dust, he needed to pass like Purude did when they were good.

8) Mike Martin should be benched for not living up to his potential.

9) Tom Brady was always a back up and Henson and Navarre started over him - further proof that Carr was bad (this is 100% BS and Navarre wasn't even there at the same time)