2010 mgoblog by Smiths Songs

2010 mgoblog by Smiths Songs

Submitted by BillyShears on November 10th, 2010 at 3:51 PM

[Ed: bump for epic and because I'm still waiting for my video to convert. UFR ETA 5:30?]

August 17th

Troy Woolfolk Injured



I wonder to myself
Could life ever be sane again

As many of us looked forward to the season, we hoped against hope for some sort of improvement in the defense. That hope was shattered on a Tuesday afternoon in fall practice. A dislocated ankle ended his season before it ever got started. Brian used the dreaded "just jump already" tag.

antidaily summed up the feelings of many in one simple picture



September 4th

Michigan 30, Connecticut 10

There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

Take me out tonight
where there's music and there's people
who are young and alive



Photo from Michigan Exposures

After the long off-season, the moment was finally here. The defense forced a three and out and Denard Robinson led the team onto the field. What followed can best be summed up by Wolv84 in the Liveblog;

I have this insanely stupid grin on my face right now.

And if a double-decker bus
crashes in to us
to die by your side
is such a heavenly way to die


September 11th

Michigan 28, Notre Dame 24


A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours


A rush and a push and the land that
we stand on is ours
It has been before
so it shall be again


In a game that seemed destined to end in a frustrating loss like so many before in this series, Michigan pulled it out. The Wolverines overcame a 95 yard touchdown pass to a Notre Dame tight end. They overcame a botched call that awarded Notre Dame a touchdown. Denard Robinson led his teammates on an epic 72 yard drive, capped off by a tremendous throw to Roy Roundtree on the penultimate offensive play.


That smile disarmed skepticism.

I was going to let my skepticism overwhelm, to wait until it was obvious that 2010 was not going to be 2009, but I lasted two games. I'm in the tank again.

Ooh, I think I'm in love
Ooh, I think I'm in love
Ooh, I think I'm in love

September 18th

Michigan 42, Massachusetts 37


Accept Yourself

Who and what to blame?
anything is hard to find
when you will not open your eyes
when will you accept yourself?


Dave from the Liveblog took this to heart.

why the negativity guys? we knew this was our defense. Denard's meteoric rise to beasthood does not change our defensive expectations

Meanwhile, others like Mike were calling for Greg Robinson to be fired before it was cool.

How can we not blame GERG? this is really an embarrassment, and I don't know how you don't hang that on the D coordinator...


Gamore weighs in:

This highlights how badly GERG gets outschemed despite having better talent.


I sat in my room and I drew up a plan
but plans can fall through as so often they do
and time is against me now


September 25th

Michigan 65, Bowling Green 21


What Difference Does It Make?


So what difference does it make?
it makes none


In a game where all three quarterbacks scored touchdowns and combined to go 23/26, it really didn't matter which quarterback played.


In any case, it certainly looks like Michigan is more loaded at quarterback than they've ever been.


Jordan A - "All three quarterbacks looked excellent"


AP Photo

While we constantly reminded ourselves "this is Bowling Green", watching 3 quarterbacks lead the team to 721 yards was impressive. After hearing that Denard Robinson was not seriously injured, mgobloggers were able to step back from the ledge. The Big Ten season loomed and hope was high.

October 2nd


Michigan 42, Indiana 35


These Things Take Time


These things take time

I know that I'm

the most inept that ever stepped


The Mathlete


Ben Chappell's +27 performance was the second-best overall QB performance of the year, and he now has three top-40 games.


Great effort by the kids on D today. I just wanted to start a thread to give it up for the guys who played defense today.  It wasn't their best game but they played their butts off and gave all they had for the university we love.  They could've given up 50 points today but they gave up 35, and that was good enough to win.

At this point, most of us knew what we were dealing with. The defense doesn't have much talent. While there were some knee-jerk reactions, most of the blog's users understood that the defense was very young and there was no quick fix.

October 9th

Michigan State 34, Michigan 17


Stop Me If You Think That You've Heard This One Before


Stop me, oh, stop me
Stop me if you think that you've heard this one before


Michigan lost to the Michigan State Spartans for the third time in a row, for the first time in 40 years. As for mgoblog users,

The pain was enough to make a shy, bald, Buddhist reflect and plan a mass murder

Why We Lost To State

Some Perspective On Denard And Tee Defense

Things To Take Away From The MSU Game



October 16th

Iowa 38, Michigan 28


That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore


Well, I'm afraid it doesn't make me smile
I wish I could laugh
but that joke isn't funny anymore
it's too close to home
and it's too near the bone


kb (liveblog) - "I need a good joke – not defense related"

Warren Goon (liveblog) – "the field goal kicking is beyond a joke – how is it even possible that it's that bad?"

The Mathlete predicted a Michigan win while other prognosticators all suggested that the game would be very close. (except for mistersuits, who was deadon).

October 30th

Penn State 41, Michigan 31


Suffer Little Children


Over the moor, take me to the moor
Dig a shallow grave
And I'll lay me down

I'm not even going to quote these threads. It was a depressing moment in Michigan history.

My Hat In The Ring

Bye Bye, RichRod

Do We Have To Field A Defense?

It's always darkest before the dawn.

November 6th

Michigan 67, Illinois 65


Is It Really So Strange?


Oh, is it really so strange?

I say no, you say yes

(But you will change your mind)


We saw a game that necessitated the creation of Communist Football's fantastic list of Records Broken In Illinois Game. Was this strange? You say yes, but I say no. You will change your mind. With an offense this good and a defense this bad, this isn't really so strange.


Picture from Blazefire

I pride myself on being reasonable in most situations, but in this game I said "I HATE EVERYONE" (after the first wheel route) and "I LOVE EVERYONE" (after the Gallon pass that was eventually called back on holding) in the liveblog. In the end, all that needs to be said is in the Illinois Game: Your Favorite Moment thread.