Visualizing Victory

Visualizing Victory

Submitted by Michiganguy19 on November 27th, 2010 at 9:21 AM

I am sure that every Michigan fan has had at least one vision of what a Victory today might look like. Let's have a positive thread on this board. No need for haters to tell us how we are going to go down in defeat, just want to hear your visions of how Michigan grabs the victory!

Mine vision of the game sees it close in the Third QTR after Michigan initially took an early lead and then allowed OSU to tie it up before the half. Denard has a long run and a long pass play in the Third QTR, and OSU seems rattled going into the 4th down 10pts. They grab a FG with about 10min to play before Michigan has a sustained TD drive on the ground w/ a few short passes. Up 14 with 5min to play. OSU drives for a TD but the clock is on M's side and they win in 34-27. Go Blue!


"I've discovered that numerous peak performers use the skill of mental rehearsal of visualization. They mentally run through important events before they happen."
- Charles A. Garfield
Quotes About Visualization
"Visualize this thing that you want, see it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blue print, and begin to build."
- Robert Collier

"When confronted with a situation that appears fragmented or impossible, step back, close your eyes, and envision perfection where you saw brokenness. Go to the inner place where there is no problem, and abide in the consciousness of well-being."
- Alan Cohen

Underdog Friday Sets Up Saturday

Underdog Friday Sets Up Saturday

Submitted by WoodleyIsBeast on November 27th, 2010 at 2:07 AM

Unbelievable finish to the Boise State-Nevada game for those of you who didn't stay up until two to see it.  You'll catch the highlights on Sportscenter and College Gameday, but Boise's kicker missed a 26 yarder at the end of regulation to win it and a 29 yarder in OT.  Nevada came down and kicked a field goal to take the game.


Very interesting that the first, second and fourth ranked teams all had close games(Oregon for most of the game).  Makes it just that much more exciting for the inbreds at noon.  Rankings don't mean anything in this rivalry, passion is what drives this game, shock the world!!!



Twas the night before The Game

Twas the night before The Game

Submitted by mfan_in_ohio on November 27th, 2010 at 1:07 AM

Twas the night before The Game, and all through the house,

Not a creature was stirring, not even my spouse.

The M flag was hung by the front door with care

With hopes that a victory soon would be there.


The children were nestled all snug in their beds,

Dreaming visions of Denard and his dreads.

My wife in her pj’s and I in my M cap

Had just settled down for a November night nap.


When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,

I sprang to the window to see what was the matter.

Did I have a sickness? Some sort of bad fever?

It looked just like Greg Robinson’s beaver!


Behind this rodent arose such a sight,

A winged helmeted vision in the night.

More rapid than eagles the players they came,

And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name:


“Now Denard, now Daryl, now Junior and Vincent,

On Martin, on Roh, keep stunting and blitzin’,

On Kovacs, on Kenny, on Roundtree and Tate,

Tomorrow we knock off Ohio State!


The players charged right off with a shout,

And the beaver followed them to the south,

And I heard him exclaim, and I swear this is true,

“We’ll beat those Bucks.  Let’s Go Blue!”



This all just happened.

Ron Simpkins interview, grab a drink first

Ron Simpkins interview, grab a drink first

Submitted by iawolve on November 26th, 2010 at 11:18 PM


I was reading this the other day and it was just like gaahhhh. I honestly felt awful since this is not the guy bitching at the end of the bar, but someone who has fought the battles and gave to the program. We have sat here on the board and argued perception vs reality, but man this thing has to change soon. Reading this was damn depressing. It is behind the paywall, but here is the link anyway if you have the subscription


Here are a few quotes, turn some Morrissey on:

On the excitement over this week: "What excitement? I talk to a lot of former teammates and I watch the news and read the papers but there really doesn't seem like there's much buzz. It's like it's just accepted that this is Michigan's last regular-season game and what everyone is actually looking forward to is the bowl game because it should be a favorable matchup.


On his impressions of the Wisconsin game: "I felt like I was a little kid being punished by having to watch that. I honestly don't know how many Michigan guys watched the whole thing. 


On his expectations for Saturday: "I'm always going to look forward to this game but my expectation is not that we're going to beat Ohio State - I'm just hoping we don't get embarrassed. It's hard for me to say that. It's devastating to say that. You hope the kids can play the game of their lives and make Michigan proud but you're really concerned that you're going to feel humiliated on Saturday."

Moving Picture Pages - Swallowing Kenny Demens

Moving Picture Pages - Swallowing Kenny Demens

Submitted by Chris of Dange… on November 26th, 2010 at 11:09 PM

This is another illustration of how the positioning of the MLB so close to the line of scrimmage in Michigan's 3-3-5-that-isn't-really-a-stack renders him more vulnerable to being eaten alive.

In other news, I don't know if it's the prospect of the upcoming bludgeoning by Columbus Community College or the fact that most of these are of a play that didn't go well, but these are starting to get hard to do.  "Here's how we screwed up again, in excruciating detail."

Anyway.  Wha'hoppon: Wisconsin has second and three at their own 32 on their second drive of the day.  Michigan plays a stack over Wisconsin's I-formation.  The play starts out as an iso to the right. Martin stands up a double team and then slants playside, and Ezeh takes on the FB to close the playside hole.  The blocking works much better on the other side, with Mouton being erased by the backside guard, RVB being kicked out, and the playside guard releasing off Martin to devour Demens.  Avery fills the hole between the guard and tackle, but the blocks on Demens and Mouton leave a cutback lane open to the inside of the tackle and Montee Ball rolls through it for a ten-yard gain before Vinopal can chop him down.