ESPN likes Beilein

ESPN likes Beilein

Submitted by Ziff72 on November 30th, 2010 at 11:28 PM

I like Beilien and think we are on the right track, I was just laughing my ass off imagining RR watching the game in his living room and sayin "Where the fuck have you been all year Mike Patrick?"   "Where are my fucking graphs for my defense you idiots!"

It seemed ESPN was prepared for Mich to get blown out and explain it with graphs showing how young Michigan was but how the future is so bright.  They were gushing on Beilien and the young guys before we even got the lead.

RR gets Millen yelling "Shankapotomous"

Did anyone else notice the completely different vibe of the telecasts?   I think I saw the Michigan is the youngest team in the Big Ten graph 3 times.  I've never seen the graph for RR's defense in 12 games.

Michigan Bowl Tour

Michigan Bowl Tour

Submitted by goblueram on November 30th, 2010 at 10:51 PM

I want to know if anyone has done a "Bowl Tour" through the alumni association?  I just need to know an approximate cost if possible, and a few words about the experience.  I am doing a presentation about this (tomorrow morning of course), so any input would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!

Strength of Schedule

Strength of Schedule

Submitted by Ziff72 on November 30th, 2010 at 9:40 PM

All this Stanford talk has taken me into internet link tangent.  I was just curious if anyone who has looked at this closely can help me understand how these things are possible.

Someone mentioned that Stanford had only played 1 team currently ranked(Oregon).  I thought that was interesting to see how really good they were.  Then I click to a different link and see that they played the 8th hardest schedule according to Sagarin.   

So you played the #1 ranked team,  the Pac 10 is admittedly terrible this year and your hardest out of conference game was the Michigan staple 6-6 Notre Dame and that gets you the 8th hardest schedule in the country?  Alabama 15th hardest schedule would like a word.

This lead me to notice the Pac 10 is considered the best conference this year.  Huh?

So this lead to me to a few questions for the statistically inclined.

Since the PAC 10 did horribly in non conference with few marquee wins how did Sagarin get them to be the hardest conference?  

Did the fact that most of the PAC 10 beat each other up besides Oregon and Stanford lead to a better conference rating?  I guess playing more mediocre teams than playing 1 or 2 real hard teams  and a tomato can makes for a harder SOS which I don't believe.

Is there a more respected strength of schedule rating than Sagarin or is that the accepted standard, because it seems pretty out of whack.




Michigan Won't Be Playing Texas A & M in a Bowl

Michigan Won't Be Playing Texas A & M in a Bowl

Submitted by jhackney on November 30th, 2010 at 9:36 PM


We can cross off Texas A & M off the list. They are in the Cotton Bowl against some team from the ESS EEE SEE.

What does that leave us with now? Missouri, Oklahoma St., Nebraska, K-State, Baylor, Florida?


What say you?

OT: Tom Brady Is... The New Face of UGG

OT: Tom Brady Is... The New Face of UGG

Submitted by ATLWolverine on November 30th, 2010 at 9:24 PM

One of Michigan's most famous QB alums is taking his talents to UGG... Would this convince any of you to wear UGGs? This is like an unstoppable force meeting an immovable object: Tom Brady's masculinity vs. Man-UGGs... which will prevail?



"I have worn and loved the UGG brand for a long time," added California native Tom Brady."This collaboration gives me an opportunity to work with a leading global brand with a great history and a true vision for the future of its men's collection.It's an exciting time to be part of the UGG(R) Australia team."

The Press Release (…).


This may not be the most exciting sports news of the day, but on the other hand, it's far more interesting to me than RR vs. Harbaugh: Game of Death (Part 6,410). Enjoy!

Biakabutuka Video

Biakabutuka Video

Submitted by DCBlue on November 30th, 2010 at 7:31 PM

Watched the Barry Sanders video a few posts below and felt the need to go out an relive Biakabutuka's 313 yard performance against Ohio State in 1995.  Can't believe it was 15 years ago when I was tossing around in the Student Section at Michigan Stadium.  Here are the highlights.  It's over 9 minutes long, but man he ripped through OSU.

OT: The hotness that was Barry Sanders running the football

OT: The hotness that was Barry Sanders running the football

Submitted by Derek on November 30th, 2010 at 5:22 PM

I figured that I would post something excellent for people to watch rather than talking about you-know-what. After watching it, I can sympathize with the Lions for deciding that "hand it to Barry" would be their Super Bowl-winning strategy for ten seasons.

(Via Kottke.)

Edit: The embed was too big.