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10/22/2012 - 2:37pm death to pom poms

It turned out OK, but, at the start the game there was a woman a few rows ahead of me in Section 5. She had hoarded approximately 8 pom poms and had clumped them all together so it looked like she was shaking an enormous fuzzy meatball on a stick, blocking the view of the game for many people behind her. One of said guys behind me, after the first kickoff says, "I gotta say something to her!" and convinced her that her pom pom-ing was excessive. She yielded and everyone went about their merry way.

09/17/2012 - 12:22pm Video boards

continue to confuse me. Not only is the person in charge of the game info such as down and yards-to-go wrong nearly every time, but the lack of stats until garbage time isn't helpful. At least twice my brother noticed the video board stat guy thought Umass was going the opposite direction and ticked off the yardage in the wrong direction. 

Surely they can create an overlay-style system that puts one long transparent band across the bottom of the screen displaying down and yards plus stats. Then use the bottom mini video display for player stats (correct me if I'm wrong but it currently only shows Player X's name and class and hometown), and other game stats. That Sparty ranter has a good point, and in our case, that mini screen underneath the board can be better used instead of putting "DEFENSE" and "MARCHING-BAND" on it.

09/08/2012 - 11:52pm happier note

anyone else think the home unis looked super sharp? reminded me of the old school black/blue mix color from the 90s instead of last year's different shade of blue. unless it was just the sun playing tricks on me...

09/04/2012 - 12:52pm right where we want 'em

It makes for a more satisfying season when Michigan climbs the polls anyway. We all know #8 was too high and it showed. Being ranked high for week 1 is often a curse for Michigan (2002 win vs. Washington the lone exception I can think of). Can't wait to see them leap back into the top 12 to 15 after the Notre Dame game. 

Speaking of ND, anyone else shocked they didn't somehow make it into the top 15 after winning one game? Those AP voters are losing their marbles! Or maybe it's the coaches' poll...

09/04/2012 - 12:44pm a few bowl opponents

I don't think anyone has mentioned the '05 Rose Bowl loss to Texas. No, it wasn't a beatdown but that was a loaded Texas team with Vince Young running all over us. 2006 USC was also extremely good, and a better team than 2007 Oregon. Hope I'm getting my years correct.

Even though I was young that '91 FSU game sticks out. Whew what a team.

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11/27/2011 - 1:46pm yowza....almost makes me want

yowza....almost makes me want to stop disliking her uncle's political views and use my loose connections to him to get to know her!

11/20/2011 - 12:32am Erin Andrews got caught in

Erin Andrews got caught in the Gatorade dousing on the field in Waco. Let's just say she looked quite amazing afterwards...she put a pic and video on Twitter.

11/19/2011 - 9:45pm I enjoy Sean McDunough

I enjoy Sean McDunough (spelling?) a lot but I wish they'd put him with Blackledge or or Meyer instead of  Millen :(

11/17/2011 - 11:39pm Don't forget about Gary

Don't forget about Gary "Drinkle" Pinkell!

11/17/2011 - 11:37pm His daughter has a decent

His daughter has a decent twitter account...if you want to vomit. She really loved Florida while he was there...

11/06/2011 - 1:48pm Anyone besides me wondering

Anyone besides me wondering if Adidas made crappy receiver gloves just like the jerseys and the ball slips out of their hands? I began to hope for non-gimmicky gloves that actually allow people to play football instead of just looking cool. But then again the running backs haven't been fumbling like mad, just made me wonder if Michigan needs an equipment adjustment.

11/02/2011 - 10:46am Apologies if this was already

Apologies if this was already pointed out earlier in the thread...but, oddly, when I asked my Dad if there was an abundance of piped-in music to the point of ridiculousness, he said he didn't really notice. He sits in the corner opposite the band, so maybe in that part of the stadium it isn't as overbearing? I'm attending Nebraska and OSU this season so I'm curious to find out for myself if that's true. On TV though it is unbearable, since all the sound travels up and their microphones are like mounted on the outside of the press box so it catches it all really clearly and makes me want to watch games on mute :(

11/02/2011 - 10:38am ...because it is. And the

...because it is. And the players don't know how to run said gimmick plays properly, so they're creating the giveaway to opposing defenses that if Gardner is taking the snap, prepare for a de facto punt.

10/16/2011 - 10:12am All we can do is just not

All we can do is just not watch the show, I know I'm not going to. Poor choice for the game of the week, I think Auburn-LSU would have been better. Gameday is gonna have to call in the extra security strength to handle all the couch-burning and violence.


10/16/2011 - 9:55am Endorse this comment. The

Endorse this comment. The whole problem was Dantonio acting like that was the worst thing ever said about his program in the history of the universe, and making everyone in EL dwell on it for the last 4 years. Hoke kicked his ass in recruiting for next year and MSU will go 2-4 the rest of the way just like always, and act like that's a satisfying season. Little brother they shall remain for all eternity. Keep the saying.

10/15/2011 - 7:53pm 6 personal fouls for 90

6 personal fouls for 90 yards' worth by my count, on top of the rest of the 11 penalties that they incurred for the game.

10/14/2011 - 5:55pm The last time Gameday was at

The last time Gameday was at Oregon they had a pretty raucus crowd for the 10am airtime, even though they go live before sunrise. But I agree, Oregon-ASU is a lame matchup. They said on their Twitter account they were gonna go to Pullman for Wazzou's game this week until they blew a lead in their game last weeked. That would have been more interesting IMO :(

10/06/2011 - 9:04pm Ah dammit, I was ready to

Ah dammit, I was ready to apply right up until I read that part about the walrus...

10/06/2011 - 9:02pm Mizzou can only join the B1G

Mizzou can only join the B1G if the Big 12 takes Minnesota.

10/05/2011 - 12:33pm If you were to buy the Kindle

If you were to buy the Kindle version, if you get annoyed at the lack of color just use the Kindle Cloud Reader app on Chrome, that is usually full color. Just as good as reading it on an iPad. And besides, the new Kindle Fire is coming in November so you'd be able to transfer it to that device!

10/02/2011 - 8:22pm Did someone go up to him and

Did someone go up to him and was like, "Hi Dan! How's your bod??"

09/24/2011 - 8:31pm Hilarious play

in the NDSU-Minn game. NDSU picked off Minnesota, ran it back a ways, the guy got tackled but fumbled the ball behind him and a teammate picked it up and ran the rest of the way to the endzone to close out the half. Minnesota is looking awful right now.

09/17/2011 - 9:59pm Difficult to decide which

Difficult to decide which team has the more terrible QB. 

Harris is an INT machine kind of like Drew Tate or an ND quarterback

Bauserman is like on par with Steven Threet, only worse because OSU's receivers are decent and he still can't hit them or get away from pressure.

If the NCAA had any sense they'd just strike this game from the record books for this season

09/15/2011 - 11:46am small pet peeve

notice they weren't putting the score or the downs onscreen during the highlights? Really irritating. I miss Michigan Replay too much I guess :/

09/11/2011 - 1:11pm I don't think that's the

I don't think that's the right outlook. And recall RR had a comeback win over ND last year and the year before, and Wisconsin in 2008? Indiana in 2009? 4 comeback wins in three seasons is a pretty good ratio.

09/11/2011 - 12:48pm wondering

if there is any noticeable differences in the experience of watching a replay on BTN vs. ESPN Classic ? I haven't watched anything on Classic in years but I just discovered I get it on my cable service. Does anyone have a preference for rebroadcasts? Does it matter?

09/11/2011 - 12:38pm After waking up

and making sure we weren't all being Inception'd and dreaming within a dream that we won that game, I watched a repeat of Gameday Final 'cause I missed the opening segment with our game's highlights. Denard took that game over, and our clan of receivers have earned my proverbial helmet sticker for getting their act together and catching everything thrown at them in the second half. 

tangent observation: I was so confused who was on the field throughout the game due to the jerseys not having names on the back. Plus, I didn't realize a few of the guys changed numbers so I was spending the majority of the defensive possessions figuring out who was making those big plays in the second half! Damn you, pizza dave!

09/11/2011 - 9:25am seriously

ESPN really dropped the ball with that. Their big primetime game was starting and they didn't bother to bump the silly SEC matchup over to another channel? The alumni bar I was at in DC had to resort to putting the ESPN3 stream on, with no sound for a bit, until that damn game ended. I hate the SEC!!!

09/11/2011 - 9:14am WatchESPN

the sound doesn't seem to be working for the beginning part of the game, and there isn't a way to skip ahead in the game. Argh, guess I'll have to wait for a ESPN CL or BTN replay :/

09/11/2011 - 1:35am and as we all know, being

and as we all know, being Oddjob was the key to victory.

09/11/2011 - 1:32am +1 to you sir

+1 to you sir

09/10/2011 - 12:11pm facepalmed

at that smug SOB Bielema saying "luckily we don't have to play them for 2 years..." god I want to punch that guy.

09/10/2011 - 1:49am There have been some lovely

There have been some lovely views of the coeds during this ASU-Mizzou game. And there is also a pretty bad ASU collapse going on on the field.

09/10/2011 - 1:40am Needs more Tom Hammond.

Needs more Tom Hammond.

09/07/2011 - 4:19pm every time

I see an old game on BTN, such as the 93 Rose Bowl or games from Brady's/Henne's years, I lust for those classic white jerseys. I will be a very happy fan if these are legit and show up on the field on October 8th.

09/06/2011 - 11:04pm I hope

he uses this account more than he used his official UM coaching account. Thing went dead  after awhile, he probably just didn't see the point :/

09/06/2011 - 11:01pm Will be interesting

to see how that setup works on Ingalls Mall. They've chosen some strange spots the other times they came to broadcast. One year they were even inside the stadium concourse (as in not on the field but in a spot where vendors would have been! Then there was the year on the golf course, and the time across the street from the stadium gates (near that service road that becomes Hoover). I wasn't expecting Ingalls Mall but I bet they'll get a huge crowd with it being so centrally located.

09/06/2011 - 10:45pm Curious observation

In the story recapping the UTL presser, it says Desmond was the one who requested that UM honor him? Is that common? Just stuck out to me...

09/06/2011 - 10:19am FWIW

Your Crist is Inferior to My Christ.


The suspense of whether or not the guards will let a sign pass isn't really worth the trouble, though. I'd rather just hang out there and enjoy the show.

09/06/2011 - 10:16am As Brian says...

Grizzly Peak is where students take their parents, especially on Parent's weekend. I don't recall ever seeing TVs in there, either.

09/06/2011 - 8:08am My one

new adidas shirt for this season was the maize shirt with the big blue block M on the front. I've washed it once and it looks like it lost a little color in the blue part, but from now on going to try the cold water/hang dry method. Thanks !

09/05/2011 - 11:31pm Close second choice

a screen print image of Hoke throwing the trident.

09/04/2011 - 2:54pm golf courses

are inherently designed to shed water like nobody's business. Only when it gets too overwhelming (as in a hurricane or something powerful) and/or windy does it really have an effect on the sodding and the trees. Those courses will have 4 days to dry out and then Saturday morning they test the grass and decide whether to allow cars in.

09/03/2011 - 11:42am Agree

Hopefully the ESPN cameras will be lurking around her at the game tonight! Yowza.

09/03/2011 - 11:41am Bout threw my

computer at the TV when Fowler said, this offense is going to look so so different and Denard will be in I-Form all the time blah blah blah. Don't they read any of the reports from practice?? Even Desmond said something similar! :(

09/03/2011 - 11:24am +10000 to the old-timer in

+10000 to the old-timer in the wheelchair!

09/02/2011 - 8:47pm In mild defense of WMU

Horse Towelie looks slightly more normal in the football getup:

Sometimes they put pads on him which helps even more!


Key to the game: Putting a giant sphere of bubble wrap around Denard and attaching lasers to it.

09/02/2011 - 8:31pm random prediction

I think Michigan will play lights-out against Nebraska and beat them, but I think we're gonna have to wait until next year for the OSU revenge. Going to be a good day tomorrow!

09/02/2011 - 8:24pm A big Go Blue to all the

A big Go Blue to all the faithful out there. This night is just dragging on and on, and only having MSU and TCU's respective games on TV for entertainment isn't helping much. All will be well, and to everyone who is physically at the game: I hate you.