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09/03/2011 - 5:48pm This was a joke. Sigh. Does a

This was a joke. Sigh. Does a person really have to preface an obvious joke with: "I'm a huge Michigan fan"?

09/03/2011 - 5:32pm [Insert quarterback of any

[Insert quarterback of any Michigan opponent in the last three years] has been really sharp today!

08/30/2011 - 1:53pm USMAP

Congrats on the USMAP finalist thing. I am both a long-time reader of MGoBlog, as well as the proprietor of one of the not-very-highly-trafficked other finalists. Were I a bigger man, I would vote for MGoBlog - and would tell my readers to do the same, because I'm a huge fan. But I'm a very, very small man. So I vote for myself. 

But I'm honored to be sharing the dais with the Internet equivalent of my hero. 

/nerd

05/01/2011 - 12:21pm As an Ohio driver who neither

As an Ohio driver who neither drives a truck nor roots for the Buckeyes, I'm going to have to suggest you rethink your use of the word "literally."

01/17/2011 - 5:37pm Great news, but it kind of

Great news, but it kind of stinks that the staff has to use valuable time re-recruiting commits. I know that tends to happen anyway, but I'm sure it's going to be extra difficult this year.

01/07/2011 - 8:17pm How is it possible

that the UM job has become less attractive than the Notre Dame job was last year after the disaster that the ND program had become?

01/02/2011 - 9:39am Indeed

Looks like the Broncos will look to talk to Harbaugh, as well: ESPN.

If nothing else, as the number of possibilities for Harbaugh grows, it's harder to see it being a quick decision (which is unfortunate for Michigan).

11/29/2010 - 10:28pm Maybe I took a stupid pill

Maybe I took a stupid pill this morning, but how is Denard (correctly) recognized as the best offensive player in the Big Ten, but is not one of the top two quarterbacks according to the media? Because they don't consider him a traditional "quarterback"? 

11/26/2010 - 9:26pm Every close call is going to

Every close call is going to Oregon. Officials know where their bread is buttered.

11/21/2010 - 9:48am Yes, I'm sure he was just

Yes, I'm sure he was just trying to do his best to return the shoe to Denard.

11/20/2010 - 3:46pm Is it possible he, too, was

Is it possible he, too, was just praying?

I thought Watt's shoe throw was far douchier.

11/20/2010 - 2:18pm Gibbons has kicked the second

Gibbons has kicked the second two PATs. And yes, they've been ridiculously low.

11/13/2010 - 3:27pm I thought the same - seems

I thought the same - seems like there should be a time runoff, or at a minimum, the clock should start when the ball is set.

10/03/2010 - 8:59am How easy did you think it would be

to beat one of Illinois or Purdue last year?

09/26/2010 - 10:55am I thought Dileo looked like a

I thought Dileo looked like a much better returner than Gallon on the two he received (though I think both came back for penalties). Gallon's biggest problem seems to be his indecisiveness.

09/26/2010 - 10:53am Wow, it seemed like a pretty

Wow, it seemed like a pretty obvious joke to me. The OP was just kidding around.

09/07/2010 - 9:27pm I don't need to understand

I don't need to understand the gambler's fallacy to know that the chances that a player who runs 5 times gets hurt are less than the chances that a player who runs 500 times gets hurt. We can argue about the numbers, but at the end of the day, more plays means more chances to get hurt. Looking at one run and saying the odds a player gets hurt on that run are the same as the odds he gets hurt on the next run doesn't really address the issue - namely, that the odds he gets hurt during two runs is greater than the odds he gets hurt during just one run.

I think that's the point he's trying to make.

02/12/2010 - 7:57pm Don't forget

Avery and Talbott - or are you assuming they redshirt?

02/09/2010 - 9:20pm I've never understood the expression

"up a/shit creek without a paddle."

I mean, if you're up the creek, you can just float down it with the current. I'd think it would be much worse to be down shit creek without a paddle.

02/01/2010 - 9:57pm I had no idea Columbus was

I had no idea Columbus was considered a "dangerous" city (even aside from University areas being high crime). I walk around downtown at night without even a hint of concern. Maybe that's me being stupid.

01/30/2010 - 4:49pm Scotch Ale = Tasty

IPA = Gross

11/28/2009 - 8:52am Neg-banged for an on-point

Neg-banged for an on-point and humorous reference? All kinds of lame.

11/27/2009 - 8:22pm Don't tase me, bro.

Don't tase me, bro.

11/21/2009 - 3:28pm It will be a long off-season

It will be a long off-season for that kid. And he is just a kid. Hopefully he's got a short memory.

11/21/2009 - 10:03am Am I the only one who is

Am I the only one who is annoyed with the way RichRod has gamed the injury reports this year? If Minor plays (which, like, obviously I really want him to), I will be affirmatively angry with RichRod.

11/17/2009 - 10:42pm Sounds like he is looking

Sounds like he is looking forward to a fun trip for a big game.

11/14/2009 - 11:40am That is a lot of moving parts

That is a lot of moving parts for one game. I guess it's too late in the season to make one change at a time - then again, ironically, it's awfully late in the season to make a whole-sale move like this.

10/31/2009 - 2:18pm I thought about that, but my

I thought about that, but my point was that the injury - even if not the tweak - was known. So shouldn't he at least be listed as probable if he's in a position that a little tweak could leave him behind from the trip entirely?

I just don't want to see Rich Rod called out.

10/31/2009 - 8:06am Rich Rod is going to have to

Rich Rod is going to have to be careful, otherwise folks are going to accuse him of gaming his own injury report. If in fact Minor didn't travel today, this will be the second time a guy has not even been on the injury report despite a known injury, and then didn't even travel to play (the other being Carlos Brown at Iowa). How can the guy not even be, at a minimum, "probable"?

10/25/2009 - 8:47am Serious question (not

Serious question (not designed to be an attack on D-Rob):

What percentage of D-Rob led drives end in a turnover? It feels like it's over 50%, especially if Delaware State is excluded.

10/17/2009 - 10:23pm Why were the kicks so shallow

Why were the kicks so shallow today? The last few weeks, they'd been fairly deep. I thought perhaps it was the wind today, but it was in both directions.

10/17/2009 - 10:20pm Why would anyone hate the

Why would anyone hate the *country* of Afghanistan?

10/10/2009 - 11:30pm I'm trying not to be

I'm trying not to be reactionary ... but if Forcier was healthy, that was beyond inexcusable.

10/04/2009 - 9:18am Moosman as center is less the

Moosman as center is less the problem, as others have said; the problem is the other two guys who've had to change positions.

With Molk, I think it's a completely different game. The MSU D-line looked like it was loaded with all-conference superstars.

10/04/2009 - 9:15am Isn't the point of a message

Isn't the point of a message board to hypothesize, speculate, and pretend to be the coach for five minutes?

10/03/2009 - 4:24pm Was his pass at the beginning

Was his pass at the beginning of the tying drive that was chucked into three defenders and magically yoinked from above by Hemingway a freshman mistake? I think yes.

The interception in overtime was a mistake, but you're right - it was just a mistake.

10/03/2009 - 4:22pm He's just unbelievably

He's just unbelievably impressive as a true freshman quarterback. That said, he still makes those surprising gun-slinging mistakes a bit too much. He got away with all of them until overtime. A couple of them were on that impressive drive, too.

But on the balance, I can't say enough good about his performance. It was really incredible.

09/13/2009 - 12:55pm I will say that the sideline

I will say that the sideline call on Allen was a mistake. The rule is you can't overturn the call on the field unless you have irrefutable video evidence. If it is at all ambiguous, you stick with the call on the field. Unless the booth had a different camera view than the two we had (and maybe it did), it was ambiguous.

However, all the other calls they're complaining about are ridiculous. The holding on the Rudolph long pass was as blatant as holding gets.

Two seconds ran off the clock, presumably, because the Notre Dame guy touched the ball as it skipped past. And the alleged one second left on the clock when Tate went down almost certainly would have run off before Notre Dame could get a play off. No spiking the ball with one second left.

09/13/2009 - 12:38pm Totally true.
Although,

Totally true.

Although, Cissoko was sure doing a lot of celebrating for a guy who was getting beat all day.

09/12/2009 - 3:22pm That's true... but less so if

That's true... but less so if you're a football player.

09/01/2009 - 8:45pm It is unfathomable to me that

It is unfathomable to me that there are still people that (a) lump all "bloggers" together (and rest assured, they would use the scare quotes), and (b) refuse to acknowledge that some bloggers know a thing or two about writing an article.

It strikes me regularly that Brian is simply one of the best writers I've read. Are his articles perfect in every respect? Of course not. But his writing speaks to us in a way that one hundred traditional journalists never could.

07/31/2009 - 10:56pm Does it count as a "new show"

Does it count as a "new show" if it's in its seventh season?

07/10/2009 - 8:03am According to a former high

According to a former high school administrator in my family in Ohio, not passing the OGT is not a deathknell to graduation. There are alternatives that involve special petitions and such.

07/05/2009 - 10:40am Why do I see no thumbs?

Why do I see no thumbs?

07/03/2009 - 7:37pm That's the list as of right

That's the list as of right now. As in, best rivalry games in 2009. I can't disagree for 2009.

07/02/2009 - 9:28pm Those are both relatively

Those are both relatively rare point totals.

06/28/2009 - 10:00am Just because Oklahoma

Just because Oklahoma needs/wants multiple backs doesn't mean two top backs will need/want to compete against each other for playing time.

05/10/2009 - 7:49pm Anyone know anything about

Anyone know anything about this Tate Forceay kid?

05/08/2009 - 10:58pm Don't forget former Wolverine

Don't forget former Wolverine Rich Hill.

05/08/2009 - 8:01am Nope

All wide receivers, all the time.