At Least it Was a Meaningless Game

Submitted by BG Wolverine on December 29th, 2018 at 3:30 PM

What you drinking the rest of the day?

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Glen Masons Hot Wife

December 29th, 2018 at 3:34 PM ^

I'm tired of this "It doesn't mean anything" meme bullshit on this board.

YES it does mean something.  Recruits see this.  It is an actual game that reflects our season, and where U-M stands as a team.  It was embarassing and it DOES affect the program.

Also fuck Rashan, Kiran and JBB.  They could have helped. Probably wouldn't have been enough, but at least maybe we wouldn't make them look like fucking Alabama.  Hate the selfish attitude, and if they're that good and worried about their status they can take out an insurance policy. Devin's situation i understand.

kscurrie2

December 29th, 2018 at 3:54 PM ^

New flash!! Recruits don’t care about one game!  Everyone attributed the loss to OSU as am reson Hill decommited initially.  Turns out it had nothing to do with his decision.  You may think it makes a difference because your pissed they lost. But recruits don’t really care or the would all wait to see who wins bowl games before they commit.  Plus all the other players you named sacrificed they’re bodies and well being for three plus years.. they owe you nothing!  They are allowed to protect themselves and there future.  Most of these kids don’t come from situations where their families are well off.  They are literally the lottery ticket waiting to get cashed.

BlueMk1690

December 29th, 2018 at 3:47 PM ^

It is meaningless in the sense for this to be a meaningful representation of Michigan football the coaches would need to have all their players at their disposal. As it is however an ‘optional team activity’ in this day and age, itd be silly to pay all that much attention to it.

Kermits Blue Key

December 29th, 2018 at 3:50 PM ^

If it's meaningless, then why accept the invite at all and risk players health? I would prefer Michigan sat out the bowl season altogether than march this bullshit out on national television.

crg

December 30th, 2018 at 12:47 AM ^

Statement was general to most of our bowl appearances in the last 20+ years.  Just look at 2 years ago against FSU as a prime example.  The de facto home team doesn't always win (see Harbaugh's first game against UF), but it seems to a continual disadvantage to us.  Rather BS to do nothing about it.

Solecismic

December 29th, 2018 at 4:21 PM ^

I blame the system, not the team. Our season ended in Columbus. These bowls exist only so that sponsors can advertise something. How much should it cost them to purchase two established football brands and have them play a game? If there's an iron-clad argument to pay college football players, it's meaningless bowl games.

And I think for those of you on the fence about whether it's worth caring much about, ask yourself whether you'd trade a W here and not getting "embarrassed" for the team pulling out that challenging W against Indiana last month?

Gary and the others would have given everything they've got if this were anything but a glorified exhibition game.

I'm glad I didn't watch it, just glanced at the box from time to time.

My need for alcohol today is about one one-millionth of what it was five weeks ago. That one hurt.

andrewgr

December 29th, 2018 at 4:46 PM ^

I agree that the bowls have lost their luster with the playoffs.  And the Peach Bowl was never near the top of anyone's list for best bowls.

That said, is the Rose Bowl in a special category of its own, or is this year just an anomaly?  No Buckeyes are sitting it out (including Haskins, who is looking at an enormous pay day as the 1st or 2nd QB in the draft), and I don't believe any Huskies are sitting it out either.  I live in Seattle, and the Huskies fans are really pumped (and the Huskies have been in the playoffs recently, it's not like they don't have higher aspirations).

I kind of think maybe the Rose Bowl might be an outlier.  Maybe a bunch of the lesser bowls will die out, and the Rose Bowl will continue to have cachet because of its history. 

GomezBlue

December 29th, 2018 at 4:57 PM ^

Except for the fact we got embarrassed on national TV, and the game was so bad it was turned into an infomercial for the ND/Clemson game.  It was meaningless except for the fact it showed our coach will never change--must run!!--and threw in the towel and punted to basically tell his players that the game was over.  It was especially meaningless to two of our captains which especially stung when the TV crew commented on the Florida guy who decided to play even after announcing he was going to the NFL. 

Meaningless, sure, if you say so.  Nothing to see, move along.