Shrimp Scampi! Comment Count

Brian January 1st, 2011 at 5:28 PM

Usual post-disaster measures have been implemented: you need to be a "basic user" (100 points) to comment and "trusted" to start yet another redundant thread. Kitten:

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Happy New Year!

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mGrowOld

January 2nd, 2011 at 9:34 AM ^

That is fantastic - thank you for posting it.  And thank you for taking my mind off the debacle that was yesterday's game for a moment or two.

Side note. Wouldn't you think a Poli-Sci major graduating from U of M in 1981 would've at least HEARD about this non-speech during his matriculation from our school?  Well I must've either been hung-over, stoned or skipped that class cause this was the first I knew of it's existence.

I wonder how many other "wow was that ever a problem" type speeches were drawn up and never delivered?

Wolverine In Exile

January 2nd, 2011 at 3:23 PM ^

on DDay had two letters written up for POTUS explaining the options should they be successful or unsuccessful. I also remember a piece about Lincoln having a martial law declaration ready to go pending the result of Gettysburg, and George HW Bush preparing a speech to the nation should Reagan not have made it out of surgery after the assasination attempt in the early 80's.

GoblueNate

January 1st, 2011 at 5:51 PM ^

Had a month to prepare, and the defense is still lost, and regardless of DC, that is the head coach's fault.  Also, some of the offensive calls were not good (a couple go for it all calls on third down instead of getting the first come to mind) and that also is on Rodriguez, b/c there have been calls like that all year.  It seemed to me that some of those calls killed the rythym the offense had established.  Oh well, couple days from now, we get "the decision" and then more crap to bitch/analyze.

 

Happy new year!!

U Fer M

January 2nd, 2011 at 7:45 AM ^

Yeah, even the crappy ESPN2 announcers were pointing out the fact all game, that the M defenders couldn't seem to line up properly, get on the field when they were supposed to, etc. RR's saving grace was supposed to be the incredible offense, which seems to be, once good teams figure it out and make adjustments, RR has no counter to the adjustments. By then, M is 24 points behind, and out goes most of the playbook.

Undersized is what I kept thinking, not only about the D, but the offense as well. MSU got away with more one arm tackles than I cared to count, one arm grab and down in a heap. MSU's ball carriers would just run over and through our defenders. 52-14 against a mid level SEC opponent, could you imagine the bloodbath if M played Bama? Oh crap, we do in '12.

Oh well, that's my rant.

Sven_Da_M

January 1st, 2011 at 6:02 PM ^

... in slow motion.

We looked small, slow, weak and intimidated.  Couldn't kick or catch, couldn't throw or tackle.

You know it's a lost cause when you are spending more time over at the Sparty game, hoping Saban can shut out Mirthless Mark Dantonio.

When there is no compelling reason to continue course, change is the only option.  I think DB was wise to hold up giving grades until after the final exam.  Tate isn't the only one to have his status with the program unclear at this point.

And those mo-ther fuck-ing cowbells...

ESNY

January 1st, 2011 at 6:32 PM ^

Don't forget that we couldn't call a decent play to save our lives today.

Miss st blitzing up the middle with 3 guys... Let's have d-rob take a seven step drop straight back. Why have denard roll out to avoid the blitzers.

4th and 10 for miss st.... Let's give their receivers a 10 yd cushion and immediately drop further back at the snap.

Finally stop their offense and get a great punt return.... Let's go for a FG attempt even though we are 4-13 on the year and are down by 17.

snowcrash

January 2nd, 2011 at 1:50 PM ^

I think it's more the latter than the former, at least for me. I don't think there's anything wrong with winning the ones you're supposed to win and losing the ones you're supposed to lose as long as the losses aren't too ugly. The 10-20 point losses where we were in catchup mode all day were bad enough, but the 30-point blowouts are really disturbing.

If we had gone 7-6 like Illinois with some frustrating losses and no signature wins but only one loss by more than 11 and none by more than 20, I don't think people would be nearly as down on the coaches.