$15 for the Ideal Michigan Team

$15 for the Ideal Michigan Team

Submitted by Zone Left on June 4th, 2014 at 5:40 PM

Took the fun little exercise going around the net and applied it to Michigan football, but with a twist. The $1 items are, um, not hall of fame level options.

Categories are: coach, quarterback, offensive team (minus QB), defense, and schedule. Schedule is playing our schedule for that season with the given quality of opponent.

This is by no means an exhaustive or definitive list, but may be fun.

$5 - Bo
$4 - Yost
$3 - Crisler
$2 - Moeller
$1 - Bump Elliot

$5 - Benny Friedman*
$4 - Rick Leach
$3 - Jim Harbaugh
$2 - Denard Robinson
$1 - David Cone

$5 - 2000
$4 - 1985
$3 - 1971
$2 - 2010
$1 - 2008

$5 - 1901
$4 - 1997
$3 - 1970
$2 - 2006
$1 - 2010

$5 - 2011
$4 - 1985
$3 - 2014
$2 - 2007
$1 - 2012

For my $15, I'll take Gary Moeller, Jim Harbaugh, 1971 offense, 1997 defense, 2014 schedule. Moeller was an excellent coach and Harbaugh an excellent QB. Combining one of Bo's best offenses with the best Michigan defense of my lifetime and I don't see a loss on the 2014 schedule.

*So I misspelled Benny Friedman's name. I'm embarrassed. I'll punch myself in the face as punishment.



OT: The last OT Friday Open Thread of the OT Season

OT: The last OT Friday Open Thread of the OT Season

Submitted by JeepinBen on August 24th, 2012 at 9:09 AM

Well, we made it. This time a week from now there will be College Football to discuss. Tomorrow (or sunday, or whatever) starts Game Week.

As such, here is the last Friday Open Thread and I'm getting it started early. What was the best memory of your summer? What 1 play would make you happiest going into the season? Best new beer you tried this summer? Favorite Tailgate food?

And the big question that's a little more on topic:

Where will you be watching Michigan Football in 7 days and change??? (MGoShoe Countdown goes here)

OT: Friday Open Thread about whatever

OT: Friday Open Thread about whatever

Submitted by JeepinBen on July 13th, 2012 at 1:07 PM

That time of the week. Did we even have one last week? I was too busy going America all over everybody.

Anyway there's plenty of actual football talk elsewhere, from the Pac12 wussing out to the PSU fallout, I've really liked the recent either/or questions on the board, so here's some potential discussion topics for this summer Friday:

1. Mustang or Camaro? (Or Challenger for you Mopar folks. Open ended - classics, new, etc)

2. Strawberry or Grape on your PB&J?

3. Follow up to 2: Chunky or smooth PB?

4. SNL Halcyon 1 or 2? (Original cast, Belushi, Akroyd, Chevy,  etc vs. Sandler, Rock, Farley, etc)

5. Most overrated movie of the last 20 years?

Happy Friday everyone. And don't forget we're only  Days from the start of the season

OT: Friday Open Thread

OT: Friday Open Thread

Submitted by JeepinBen on June 29th, 2012 at 12:03 PM

It's that time of week again and frankly Profit is slacking because he's working and not on here slacking.

What's going on for the weekend? Any crazy July 4th plans in the works? USA USA USA!

I'm off to a wedding this weekend that should be a good time, finishing out the clock here before hitting the road, off Wednesday - Sunday next week and looking forward to it.

OT - Friday what's goin on open thread

OT - Friday what's goin on open thread

Submitted by JeepinBen on May 25th, 2012 at 9:24 AM

Evidently I'm bored this morning before Profit so he should consider his thunder stolen like Seattle


What's everyone doing on this day before a long weekend? It's gorgeous here in Chicago, 70-80 and sunny. Staying at the desk is going to be rough today, as is the 9 miles I've got to do between tonight and tomorrow to train for a half marathon. Anyone have fun vacation plans? Or have today off so the rest of us can live vicariously though you?

EDIT: and thank you to nmumike for the reminder about how this isn't just a long weekend, Memorial Day is important in and of its self. Take some time to remember/thank those who are serving and have served.

[EDIT:  Negged to Bolivian for stealing my thunder.  Points will return in 10 minutes.]


What would FY's '08 record have been if he wasn't dead?

What would FY's '08 record have been if he wasn't dead?

Submitted by CG on May 20th, 2010 at 4:34 PM

I know some of you hate talking about anything relevant, but it's life and there are only so many videos of shirtless 17 year old boys to keep us occupied until September. 

I was reading some old stuff regarding the debate that's been recycled about 3.4 trillion times about whether or not Yost "let termites eat the cupboard", and it piqued my e-pinion in this e-question.

I'm interested to hear what you all think FY's record would have been if Yost had anyone weighing over 200 pounds starting every game for Michigan...

But in the interest of drawing a comparison to the situation Edwin R. "Sweetest Man That Ever Lived" Sweetland encountered (i.e., no B10-caliber ass on the roster), I'm also interested to hear what you guys think FY's record would have been if John Henry "Harry" James had  a season-ending explosive diarrhea before the Case game.

Thanks, I'll hang up and listen.

h/t M4B