These celebration penalties are ridiculous

These celebration penalties are ridiculous

Submitted by UMxWolverines on December 30th, 2010 at 6:40 PM
A 15 yard penalty for saluting the crowd on Kansas St just now with just over a minute left. That moved the 2 point conversion they needed to tie back to the 18! Even the penalties OSU got during the game were stupid! And remember the penalty the guy for Washington got a couple years ago when he scored as time expired? He threw the ball in the air! Then the kicker missed the xp and they lost by 1? Insane.

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl Open Thread

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl Open Thread

Submitted by Zone Left on December 30th, 2010 at 6:28 PM

North Carolina vs Tennessee in what is certain to be a game we're all talking about 20 years from now.  Enjoy.

FWIW, I'm a huge fan of (checks) Tennessee here.  Go Vols!

Drink every time you see Ben Franklin's face.  That said, don't drink too much, because the Bridgeport Education Holiday Bowl is coming up next and might include talk of "Leaders" and "Legends."  If either are mentioned in context with the Big 10's divisions, drink a bottle of Everclear, get naked, and burn a metal folding chair.

Mike Martin Going Pro?

Mike Martin Going Pro?

Submitted by w2j2 on December 30th, 2010 at 6:11 PM

“Whenever an opportunity is presented, you never pass up an opportunity,” he said.

So you’ll submit your name to the NFL advisory committee to assess your draft prospects?

“I’ll do that and take it from there,” he said.



Read more: Michigan's Mike Martin to consider NFL draft after season | freep.com | Detroit Free Press http://www.freep.com/article/20101230/SPORTS06/101230072/Michigan-s-Mike-Martin-to-consider-NFL-draft-after-season#ixzz19diLGuHu

 

 

http://www.freep.com/article/20101230/SPORTS06/101230072/1054/U-M-lineman-Martin-will-consider-NFL-draft

Michigan not in top 10 spending on CFB

Michigan not in top 10 spending on CFB

Submitted by Maize and Blue… on December 30th, 2010 at 5:27 PM

Alabama and OSU lead the way spending over 30 million each.  Six of the top 10 from SEC. TCU spends more than we do.

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/bowls10/news/story?id=5970794

Update: We placed 5th in the Big 10 spending a little over 18 million. In other words, we spent 58% of what OSU spent. The other Big 10 schools who spent more were Iowa, Wisky, and PSU. http://ope.ed.gov/athletics/SelectDownloadOptions.aspx

New Year's Day Viewing Plans?

New Year's Day Viewing Plans?

Submitted by eth2 on December 30th, 2010 at 5:01 PM

Since the last snap of the regular season, the days at MGoBlog have been (over) ripe with relentless CC chatter, prolonging each day to a near eternity.   While college football has recently resumed, the run of throwaway bowl games with their tortured corporate epithets has done little to sate the senses of this Michigan faithful.

On Saturday, that will all change as we witness the final three hours of our 2010-11 season.

So with the big day nearly upon us, I ask what grand plans have you hatched for our first bowl game since Jan 1, 2008?

  1. Where are you watching the game?
  2. Who are you watching with?
  3. What other NYD bowl games do you plan to watch?   
  4. Your drink of choice will be _____ ?

 

For me, it's

  1. At home, in 54" of glorious high definition.
  2. Typically watch the game with 2-4 other M grads who live nearby plus token appearances by my family who sometimes tolerate my viewing habits.
  3. I'll probably Tivo the Alabama v. Michigan St game and watch later if it's a remotely close game.   Am definitely planning to watch the TCU v. Wisconsin Rose Bowl matchup live.
  4. A sampling of cervezas.  Projected starting lineup includes:  (1) Stone Brewing Co.Ruination IPA, (2) Lagunitas Brown Shugga' Ale and (3) Rogue Dead Guy Ale.  Coming off the bench if the need should arise: Sam Adams Boston Lager, Corona, Heineken, and Molson Golden.  If things go severely awry I have about a half a bottle of Makers Mark tucked away in the up-high cabinet.

 

OT: Nice special on Loyola HS in Detroit on ESPN2

OT: Nice special on Loyola HS in Detroit on ESPN2

Submitted by samber2009 on December 30th, 2010 at 4:13 PM

 

I just turned on ESPN2, and there is a really nice documentary on about the Loyola High School football program in Detroit.  It's focusing on the young men they are developing there. Nice change from the normal media representation of Detroit.  I'm not from Detroit, so I don't know much about the school. They seem like great kids. 

It's supposed to come on again Saturday on NFL network at noon and 10:30pm.  Anything but CC.

OT: CC (sort of), but at tOSU

OT: CC (sort of), but at tOSU

Submitted by sandiego on December 30th, 2010 at 4:08 PM

As i sit here wasting time reading articles on the interwebs, I come across a great quote from Tressel addressing rumors that he won't be returning to tOSU next year:

"This world is ever-evolving with wastes of time," he said.

I suggest we all apply the sweaters logic and put your on-topic player and CC discussions based on twitter feeds from former models, the ESPN Drama and Rumor Hour (formerly known as SportsCenter), and incredibly reliable inside sources who have been consistently incorrect for several years in a sack and bury them all in the yard or under the snow.

Until Jan. 2, when I suggest you check your MGoRumormill sources every 5 minutes.

Interesting side note regarding the Harbaugh and Brandon intersection

Interesting side note regarding the Harbaugh and Brandon intersection

Submitted by iawolve on December 30th, 2010 at 4:02 PM

I just happen to notice things like this, maybe it is just me. 

In the DetNews there is a fluff article on Harbaugh that is a reprint from the San Jose Mercury News (http://detnews.com/article/20101230/SPORTS0201/12300434/1131/sports0201/%E2%80%98Uncontrollable%E2%80%99-urge-to-win-at-everything-drives-Jim-Harbaugh) regarding Jim's desire to win. In the article there is an anecdote about when Bo walked into his office to find Jim, 9 years old at the time, sitting in Bo's chair with his feet up on Bo's desk. While the story is amusing, it also shows how much exposure Jim must have had to the program at that young age to be so comfortable that he had his feet up on his Dad's boss' desk.

Additionally, at age 9 (having been born in 1963) he would have been intersecting the program at the same time as Dave Brandon ('70-'74). While those two would not have been hanging out in the bars at that time, I am sure any member of that team (Brandon included) would have watched Jim at Michigan very intently knowing how the old ball boy became the star QB. Particularly an alum like Brandon who has stayed in the Detroit area for his professional career and would have more access to the program when Bo was coaching.

While I previously believed there were probably back channel discussions since they were ex-players, I am only more convinced knowing this new fact that these two probably have had more than just a few casual conversations. I don't propose to know what happens to RR post-Jan 1, but I am pretty sure Brandon knows Harbaugh's position and what his choice will be. There are too many connections for this to not be the case. Either way, we will have a good coach come January. 

 

Denard Mentioned in Today's Wall Street Journal

Denard Mentioned in Today's Wall Street Journal

Submitted by MGoBlue95 on December 30th, 2010 at 3:54 PM

In a pretty interesting article about the emergence of prominent black QBs this year in college football, Denard gets a nice mention as Big Ten Offensive POY:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203525404576049970496106128.html