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11/05/2017 - 1:28pm Again?

10/30/2017 - 10:59am Miller was born in 1984- he's

Miller was born in 1984- he's a Millennial!  Dick Butkus or Joe Greene would've just walked it off.

10/20/2017 - 10:39am AI doesn't wear a headset.

AI doesn't wear a headset.

02/25/2017 - 10:41am Jet fuel can't upvote

Jet fuel can't upvote comments.

01/12/2017 - 1:17pm Make sure to pick up NCAA

Make sure to pick up NCAA Football 2007 for PS2 and run proof of concept on that first.

12/21/2016 - 2:56pm Best place on the web for a

Best place on the web for a good "OT/not OT/delete/don't delete!" argument!

11/02/2016 - 4:11pm So I take it ESPN U had some

So I take it ESPN U had some Friday night slots they needed filled?

10/20/2016 - 8:45pm 1) Find some high school kids

1) Find some high school kids to suit up for your team.

2) Teach them to lead with their heads. Kill shots win games.

3) Take out the knees.

4) Coach them to take a couple of vicious cheap shots or late hits early in the game- it puts the other team on their heels the rest of the way.

5) Stock up on growth hormone.

Good luck!

10/07/2016 - 8:27am Yeah, well, I prayed 100+

Yeah, well, I prayed 100+ times.

10/05/2016 - 7:16am He is a miracle worker for

He is a miracle worker for nearly getting that garbage pitching staff into the playoffs. Not that baseball managers do much anyhow.

09/25/2016 - 2:07pm He'll always have that time

He'll always have that time where his defense ended Michigan's decades-long no-shutout streak.

09/24/2016 - 12:15pm 37-27 UM

37-27 UM

09/16/2016 - 9:08pm 31-27 UM

31-27 UM

I can follow instructions

09/16/2016 - 7:10pm UM 31
CU 27

UM 31
CU 27

09/15/2016 - 4:17pm Hopefully Michigan struggles

Hopefully Michigan struggles badly through the first three quarters so they can learn how to overcome adversity and a 30-point deficit in the fourth quarter.

08/26/2016 - 12:53pm I've always found mgoblog odd

I've always found mgoblog odd in that it's the only blog or community I'm aware of that frequently asks its participants to contribute less.  Serious question- why not have a separate off-topic board?  More discussion, more page clicks, more $$$.

07/09/2016 - 8:17pm How dare he have an opinion

How dare he have an opinion on something that is entirely subjective!

04/22/2016 - 7:57pm HINDER
Lock the thread.


Lock the thread.

03/15/2016 - 2:39pm You could have stopped at "A

You could have stopped at "A few years ago we decided to do a mini vacation in Gatlinburg" and won the award for worst (best?) vacation horror story.

01/18/2016 - 8:52pm Love laughing at hockey

Love laughing at hockey players always shoving and punching between whistles, kind of a cross between little kids throwing tantrums and so-called "thugs".

01/11/2016 - 3:17pm Yep, their failure had more

Yep, their failure had more to do with personnel than anything. You can have the greatest OL coach on the planet, but if the players are physically and mentally not up to D-1 standards, your line will still suck.

12/04/2015 - 9:46pm Besides the program being in

Besides the program being in a rough patch- hopefully ending- conference titles are more difficult to win now due to (1) 14 teams in conference instead of 10 or 11 and (2) no more co-champs.

Whatever numbers they used to put up aren't realistic going forward, largely due to #2.

12/03/2015 - 7:25am Their football team won a

Their football team won a conference championship and is about to win a second in an era when co-champions are no longer a possibility, meaning you have a 1/14 shot at it instead of about 2/10 like it used to be. And their basketball team has been even better under Izzo.

11/29/2015 - 10:08pm He's retiring from basketball

He's retiring from basketball because he's washed up and now gets to go enjoy his millions full time.  He's not dying and he didn't just get a cancer diagnosis.

11/11/2015 - 12:54pm 2012, Disney World. I was

2012, Disney World. I was wearing a Michigan t-shirt. Someone walking in the opposite direction yelled "Appalachian State!" at me.

In 2012 .

05/13/2015 - 3:17pm Davis Square, Somerville,

Davis Square, Somerville, MA…

04/28/2015 - 11:10pm Tough to bet against

Tough to bet against Michigan's rich tradition of winning football games out west.

04/02/2015 - 3:31pm 'twas a joke, a callback to

'twas a joke, a callback to the days of "the spread won't work"

04/02/2015 - 8:47am Pistol won't work in the Big

Pistol won't work in the Big Ten.

03/31/2015 - 7:28pm Double post

Double post

03/31/2015 - 7:27pm Michael Jordan misses the

Michael Jordan misses the game winner against Utah in the '98 Finals.

Jazz win the Finals. Jordan publicly blames Scottie Pippen. Pippen retires immediately and takes a job as an assistant at Cleveland State, then moves on to be an assistant at USC. While at USC, Pippen becomes involved in a minor scandal, which ends up affecting the entire athletic department. Reggie Bush and Matt Leinart decide to instead attend Purdue, leading them to consecutive Rose Bowl losses. Joe Tiller retires when both players declare for the draft in 2006. Rich Rodriguez, not Danny Hope, is hired to replace Tiller. Lloyd Carr is then in turn replaced by Jim Grobe upon retirement in 2007. Grobe lasts three seasons with records of 4-8, 5-7, and 7-6 before being fired and replaced by Brady Hoke. Roy Roundtree has a moderately successful college career at Purdue, becoming an undrafted free agent who appears in 9 games over two seasons with the Titans and Panthers.

The end.

03/18/2015 - 10:10pm My rule of thumb is to never

My rule of thumb is to never wear the jersey of someone younger than me.

Don't care what anyone else does.

03/16/2015 - 12:24pm Research is pointless beyond

Research is pointless beyond looking at which top seeds are dealing with significant injuries and eliminating those teams from consideration, and MAYBE also eliminating the handful of teams that you can seemingly count on pooping out early in the tournament annually.  The tournament as a whole is a crapshoot, the round of 64 games always include several unpredictable results, and no amount of research would ever give you UConn over UK last year, or Wichita State, Michigan, and Syracuse in the FF the year before, etc.

Edit: Upon further consideration, it's probably also worthwhile to look at which teams are drastically underseeded or overseeded based on metrics.

02/26/2015 - 12:46pm I think these might look

I think these might look decent on an actual basketball player

02/23/2015 - 7:06pm Everybody knows Brad Johnson

Everybody knows Brad Johnson was better than Dan Marino.

02/18/2015 - 8:06pm Nobody will ever see this,

Nobody will ever see this, but I'd like to pat myself on the back. Nailed it!

01/30/2015 - 2:15pm Because his body is breaking

Because his body is breaking down and thus he's constantly injured? Because he's rusty after yet another long layoff due to injury? Because he won't stop screwing with his swing, he can't hit driver anymore, and for whatever reason his putting has also fallen off?

Take your pick

01/26/2015 - 2:59pm I recall there being talk of

I recall there being talk of Michigan and Minnesota doing something similar when Michigan was trying to find a "special" opponent for the home opener to celebrate the completed stadium renovations in 2010.  I don't know if those rumors came from the AD or from the fans, though.

01/12/2015 - 11:42pm Ohio State fans

Ohio State fans

01/11/2015 - 1:30am And, based on my experience

And, based on my experience as a Mathcounts judge, I'm not so sure about the academics part either.

But, hey, I guess I can't argue against #3.

01/08/2015 - 1:27pm Clearly doesn't understand

Clearly doesn't understand the rivalry.

01/06/2015 - 12:33pm Way ahead of you.

Way ahead of you.

01/02/2015 - 10:11am Oregon's defensive yardage

Oregon's defensive yardage stats are always screwed up because (1) the ridiculous pace the offense plays at causes the defense to face more possessions and (2) the big leads they hold from about the second quarter on pretty much every game leads to opponents flinging the ball around in comeback mode.

If you use advanced stats, FEI has Oregon's defense at #18 and S&P has them #12.

01/02/2015 - 9:57am Playing the "I think State

Playing the "I think State will take a step back next year" game is always a bad idea.  They'll be right there with 10+ wins again next year.

12/01/2014 - 6:43pm The problem was that Texas

The problem was that Texas Tech was also a one loss team. TT beat Texas who beat Oklahoma who beat TT. I think Oklahoma was the right choice since their win over TT was the most impressive of the three.

11/18/2014 - 2:05pm I'd argue that OSU played one

I'd argue that OSU played one non-conference game against a team with a pulse and, in that game, lost at home to .500 ACC team.  Their best wins are Michigan State and... Minnesota?  Who TCU also beat, and by a considerably larger margin.  If you look at the other top teams in the Big Ten, they all have non-conference schedules littered with losses to literally every other power 5 team any of them faced.  The Big Ten, based on non-conference results, is effectively a mid-major this year.

I guess my point is that there is a large gulf between the top three conferences and the Big Ten/ACC.  I feel the playoff needs to have two representatives from the SEC, but I'd also accept two from the Big 12.  I'd leave Jimbo Fisher and his band of enabled criminals home just out of my own distaste for them.

Give me Alabama, Mississippi State, Oregon, and TCU.

11/18/2014 - 1:16pm Those SEC West teams you

Those SEC West teams you listed have 3 and 4 losses because they have to play a full slate of SEC West games.  They'd all be 0- or 1-loss teams in the sad sack Big Ten.

Here is a complete list of losses by SEC West teams to other teams outside that division:  Georgia over Arkansas, Georgia over Auburn, Missouri over Texas A&M.  Yes- the seven teams collectively have three losses to teams outside their division.

A prerequisite for the Big Ten getting a playoff spot needs to be the entire conference not getting embarrassed in non-conference play.  What is the best non-conference win by the Big Ten?  Indiana over Missouri?  Northwestern over a reeling Notre Dame?  Any other wins over teams that are anywhere near the top 25?  By my estimation, the third best non-con win is MSU's moral victory in a 20-point loss to Oregon.

Also, a win over LSU is still more impressive than a win over Wisconsin when you consider the fact that LSU beat Wisconsin earlier this season.

11/16/2014 - 12:11pm I can't tell if he's claiming

I can't tell if he's claiming that women abuse men more often than men abuse women (which seems dubious), or if he's going all the way and making the "she probably deserved it" claim.

11/14/2014 - 1:33am As someone born and raised in

As someone born and raised in Metro Detroit but who has also lived in other cities, I've never seen anything quite like the thin skin Metro Detroiters have when any outsider dares insult what is, realistically, a pretty crappy city.

10/30/2014 - 12:10pm November is Lung Cancer

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, but I guess nobody cares about lung cancer.