MGoPodcast 6.11: Destination Moon

1 hour.


[Bryan Fuller]




Wide divergence at the bottom. Not so much at the top.


Why I'm skeptical about all timelines, and why I can't say so for certain.


Penn State-Indiana! Feel the BIG TEN! Also: OSU-MSU and vaguely competitive Purdue-Wisconsin. Basketball talk works its way in at the end.


In tribute to the most ridiculous game ever, songs from the most ridiculous band ever.

"Across 110th Street"
"Cowtown," They Might Be Giants
"Youth Culture Killed My Dog," They Might Be Giants
"Destination Moon," They Might Be Giants




November 10th, 2014 at 7:49 PM ^

the heart of Dallas bowl against a C-USA team-possibly the top team which is 9-0 Marshall. Not an easy opponent as they beat Miami (not that Miami) by a similar score as M. The Quick lane bowl would probably pit a mediocre ACC team such as BC, NC State or even Miami (yes THAT Miami) against Michigan. Interesting possibilities indeed!

Leaders And Best

November 10th, 2014 at 6:04 PM ^

Michigan State's defense: #42 F/+, #57 FEI, #16 S&P+. Michigan State is #108 in the country in giving up explosive drives and #1 in methodical drives.

And Virginia Tech's defense continues to rate highly (#5 F/+, #3 FEI,, #8 S&P+). I am guessing the Ohio State game factors in significantly for both of those results.

Michigan's defense, as you would expect, is #3 in the country in explosive drives.

Leaders And Best

November 10th, 2014 at 11:19 PM ^

5. 2012 @Notre Dame: The drive chart for this game is just legendary.

Michigan Drive Summaries
15:00 1 02:47 MICH 25 7 32 Punt
12:01 1 02:15 MICH 10 3 -15 Field Goal Missed
07:04 1 06:13 MICH 11 12 78 Interception
12:52 2 01:45 MICH 34 3 -1 Interception
10:09 2 00:15 MICH 33 1 0 Interception
08:07 2 01:57 MICH 20 4 14 Interception
01:21 2 01:21 MICH 16 3 22 Interception
00:00 2 00:00 ND 44 0 0 End of Half
13:49 3 05:47 MICH 21 10 63 Fumble
05:50 3 07:40 MICH 42 14 42 Field Goal Good
06:46 4 03:19 MICH 30 11 56 Field Goal Good

4. 2013 Akron: For many of the reasons Ace listed.

3. 2012 Sugar Bowl: Brian and Ace covered most of this. We won with 184 yards of total offense.

2. 2014 @Northwestern: M00N forever.

1. 2013 @PSU: I still can't believe this game went 4OT. Brian and Ace left out how the game ended up in OT with the ridiculous game-tying drive at the end of regulation capped by 35 yard prayer to Allen Robinson.


November 10th, 2014 at 6:42 PM ^

I'm surprised that Brian didn't include TMBG's "Experimental Film" -- it comes complete with a Homestar Runner music video, and to be honest the whole game had a surreal art-house film quality to it.  Plus the lyrics perfectly described the ending:

I already know the ending, it's the part that makes your face implode

I don't know what makes your face implode but that's the way the movie ends

Can anyone improve on that?  I don't think so.


November 10th, 2014 at 8:06 PM ^


No, no, and fuck no.

My Penn State odyssey indeed sucked nearly as much as that effin' game but we also had a tailgate with the PSU bloggers that day which I had to track back to from the opposite side of the erector set, and once I got there I had to down a couple of shots because WHY DO I HAVE TO EXPLAIN THIS, while Brian and his friends launched directly from the Michigan section (ie correct side of the building).

For the record, Brian's friend parked right by the hospital (northeast) and I'd walked up that northwest road before calling them to say "just go; I'll catch a ride with the photographers." Campus is one way, but every other direction from Beaver Stadium is complete fucking wilderness.

In conclusion the Jerry thing dies NOW.

And no Brian, you are not getting a Hokepoints analyzing which game was worse between M00N and Penn State-Indiana. In fact I think I will write one tomorrow on the very subject you wanted to to write when you started the blog, but were always too pissed off about it to do so...

Not Jerry.


November 11th, 2014 at 7:16 AM ^

I was laughing constantly and looping the revelation that PSU-Indiana had TWENTY PUNTS with nothing going beyond either 20-yard line.  I hate to say it but the reality is, you guys have your best moments when you suffer.


November 10th, 2014 at 9:36 PM ^

But the 2012 ND game was patently ridiculous.  You also had the Vincent Smith interception to boot.

If you wanted to go off the They Might Be Giants motif, Child of the Moon, a trippy song by the Stones could have worked.


Other Andrew

November 11th, 2014 at 7:53 AM ^

What was the least ridiculous game of the Hoke era? 2011 Nebraska? Even that one still had a goofy Denard pick on a screen pass attempt, but I think that the Nebraska D just made a good play.