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05/20/2018 - 8:34pm Best movie you probably haven't watched:

Harakiri (the 1962 version)

11/25/2017 - 2:09pm We got the one huge turnover though.

Ohio receiver caught ball, secured it, took a step, and then we knocked it loose.

Bush picked it up and ran it back for the TD.

OH, WHAT'S THAT? THE FUCKTARD REFS RULED THE CATCH INCOMPLETE??

Yeah. Fuck, guess this thread is on point after all.

11/25/2017 - 1:56pm A hex on these refs.

First play, after the whistle facemask hold--blatant, in front of the ref, who is yelling at the ohio state player to stop--gets no flag.

Happened again a few plays later, out of bounds too. Nothing.

Kind of sets the tone for all the other bullshit. Endless no calls and shit calls.

Fuck these refs. God fuck them all to hell.

11/25/2017 - 1:26pm Did the refs fuck up the clock there?

Felt awfully short..

11/07/2017 - 3:20pm These things just ooze of good coaching.

Love it.

11/05/2017 - 11:13am I, too, hope the kid doesn't get hurt.

Despite my morbid curiosity over who they'd choose to put in next as the sixth-string.

10/09/2017 - 2:01pm Aren't you double-counting here?

Seems like we should look at this as 4-8 (50%) without O'Neill, and 0-4 (0%) with O'Neill.

Could be nothing. Or could be that his crew tends to turn tossups into losses.

10/09/2017 - 1:51pm I'll kill that fucking thing.

Bastard would-be caterpillar but-for some metamorphosis bullshit.

10/09/2017 - 1:20pm I don't get the constant "refs didn't cause us to lose" crap.

My intituion, based on watching the cascading effects of small variances in simulations, is that ref calls and non-calls are likely a "but for" cause of a substantial number of game outcomes.

Yes, there are other "but for" causes. Yes, you can sometimes overcome bad calls and non-calls with terrific play. Yes, it's often impossible to tell, even in hindsight, the precise or even probable impact of any given calls/non-calls.

But just because something is hard to directly observe or measure doesn't mean it doesn't exist or isn't meaningful.

In this game, it didn't feel like the refs made the difference. But if we could somehow see into alternative universes, I would not be surprised to learn they did.

Perhaps those early fades wouldn't have turned out so poorly if flags were thrown for contact while the ball was in the air. Perhaps we would have earned a new set of downs and scored what would have been the tying points. Perhaps MSU would have been forced to play softer coverage if that type of shit was getting called on MSU (it did get called on us). Perhaps O'Korn would not have made the same decisions if he wasn't pissed at the injustice of some blatant non-calls. Perhaps our own offense would have called and executed different plays had the MSU defense been regulated more strictly. Etc etc etc.

This is all speculation. But any of it, or similar shit, might be correct. Just because we don't know if the refs changed the game outcome doesn't mean that isn't the case, or even that it isn't likely.

What we do know is that some Big 10 refs sure do seem to fuck up. A lot. And that needs to change.

I can definitely see where the refs could have been the "but for" cause of the outcomes for a number of close games, including this one, as well as for many not-so-close games.

Yes, there are any number of causes for any outcome. Yes, you can just throw a touchdown every play and you'll still win, despite the refs. But, fuck. Refs do change games. They very well may have changed this one. Let's hold them accountable.

10/07/2017 - 3:59pm Oklahoma loses to Iowa State

Oklahoma loses to Iowa State 38-31 after beating Ohio State 31-16.

Math thus dictates that Ohio State's defense = Iowa State's defense and Ohio State's offense = .42 Iowa State's (third-string QB) offense.

This year is the year. Go Blue!

09/26/2017 - 8:11am I remember being awestruck by

I remember being awestruck by the law quad when I first arrived at Michigan. The history, the grandeur... one of the world's most prestigious institutions of legal scholarship. What a privilege to study there!

Then I went through orientation. In late August. Sweet Jesus Christ. There I sat, surrounded by all this intricate, beautiful, single-sourced, hand-carved stone architecture--stuff that surely cost several large fortunes to put together--while crammed in a room with ~80 people, all being cooled by a single Walmart-style oscillating fan.

But at least we didn't have to run around a football field for a couple hours beforehand. Get it together, Purdue.

09/25/2017 - 12:24pm O'Korn plays dangerously.

O'Korn plays dangerously. That will bite us eventually.

But it sure was fun to just enjoy watching the offense again. The Cincinnati and Air Force games were like hotsauce on my eyeballs--painful, and best tolerated with my eyes closed.

The playcalling really did seem different, too. Way more play-action, way fewer runs into the middle of stacked boxes.

It would have been nice to see how Speight performed with the same sort of calls.

09/21/2017 - 3:24pm I love the RPS by year chart.

Really says it all.

09/19/2017 - 4:27pm Scenario: Jon Falk and Jack

Scenario: Jon Falk and Jack Harbaugh decided to watch Curious George for the purpose of distracting themselves from their open-box ant problem.

09/17/2017 - 12:14pm Is "magic wand" a euphemism for "bevy of enormous tight ends"?

Because I'd like to see that answer. Huge red zone targets for the win.

09/16/2017 - 8:51pm I don't know if I should

I don't know if I should upvote this because I agree or downvote it because it makes me sad.

09/13/2017 - 1:49pm I want some more of it?

I want some more of it?

09/10/2017 - 9:59pm These stats made a lot more sense last year when we were #1.

Now they seem far more questionable.

09/10/2017 - 9:18am Since MGoBlog is where I spend about 99.87% of my time online,

I for one do appreciate the updates on this sort of thing, even if OT.

09/09/2017 - 4:25pm Don't think so

Love to have seen him over crawford on that goddamn fumble jet play

09/09/2017 - 4:19pm DPJ Looked good on that one sweep

That play with DPJ sweeping went well. Love to see more of him and less crawford.

09/08/2017 - 9:49pm PURDUE IS GODDAMN JUGGERNAUT

!

09/06/2017 - 4:36pm See Wigeon's comment

See Wigeon's comment, above.

Probably a common sentiment. Explains the need.

09/06/2017 - 4:21pm Unless you're an investor.

Dominoes stock went through the roof in the years right after Brandon left.

As soon as he leaves Toys-R-Us, it'll be time to buy.

09/06/2017 - 4:11pm This place is still for sale

$1M price drop, too:

https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/660-Barton-Shore-Dr_A…

08/31/2017 - 4:25pm BRAD HAWKINS

I predict Hawkins will be the most surprising contributor.

08/31/2017 - 12:10pm This is awesome.

This is awesome.

08/30/2017 - 11:07pm 49-3

49-3

08/26/2017 - 11:27am I was reading some of that guy's quotes just the other day.

Tons of wisdom. Brilliant man. An inspiration.

What different times.

Saw the pardon this morning. Feels like we've gone from an Upton to a Rosie. From Au Cheval to McDonald's. From Zingermans to Subway.

Can't wait for football to distract me again.

08/09/2017 - 1:04pm The Senior Highlights are LOL

Definitely worth the watch.

Great, comical crush blocking, but the small-human hurdling and long receptions put it over the top.

08/04/2017 - 6:10pm Name checks out.

***BEAT BY DAVE AAATRTGGGGH***

08/03/2017 - 12:35am Great read.

Thanks for posting.

07/02/2017 - 6:00pm Harbaugh not #1?

FAKE NEWS

07/02/2017 - 5:57pm Michigan Might Struggle in 2017?

FAKE NEWS

03/03/2017 - 9:15pm DO YOU WANT TO BE THE ONE NON-VOTE THAT COST CHAD TOUGH $100K??

VOTEEEEEE EVERYONE VOTE NOW

02/14/2017 - 9:23am Antecedents

People might start to think this is an Alabama blog.

02/12/2017 - 10:30am HARBAUGH DESERVES ALL CREDIT

As twas agreed upon last time this posted.

02/11/2017 - 12:45pm Saw this too. Was a C: drive link

c:\users\em\desktop\porn\college\otherpics\maizeblue.jpg

I couldn't find the "three bottom pictures" at first either but then I checked the subdirectories and found plenty.

A+ nice work

02/06/2017 - 4:02pm Not so fast alum96. This is deeper than height, position, and *s

If you take White's average senior HS rushing yards per carry of about ~9.6 ypc, and just invert the 9 so that it is a 6, then you are left with 6.6 ypc, which you must admit is very close to Taylor's ~6.7 ypc.

Also, you'll note that although their first and last names have different numbers of letters on an individualized level, BOTH COMBINED NAMES (FIRST + LAST) HAVE 10 LETTERS OVERALL. I shit you not.

01/27/2017 - 4:05pm The i8 photo shows the license plate number.

It'd be interesting to track down the registration/ownership history using that plate number.

01/22/2017 - 4:47pm Better hold on to those stones

You're in a glass house right now.

01/07/2017 - 1:27pm Look at his Twitter "Likes" though

He recently liked a tweet about him being predicted to take the WMU job

https://twitter.com/WMUrecruiting/status/817614977288826880

01/07/2017 - 1:17pm Also, Penn State's RB coach

Penn State's RB coach Charles Huff recently followed our coaches on twitter

01/07/2017 - 1:02pm I heard that:

1) Wheatley may be the new WMU head coach;

2) Charles Huff (Penn State RB coach) may be our new RB coach;

3) Harris may have been a silent commit to us before this week, but may or may not be anymore (not sure if the possible Wheatley move affects this at all); and

4) Your momma's teeth so yellow, we can't believe it's not butter.

All just word on the street, so take it for what it's worth.

12/07/2016 - 10:36am Can't wait to see the table

Can't wait to see the table at the bottom of this Wikipedia page updated to show Peppers and all the different positions he played: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Hornung_Award

11/20/2016 - 1:22pm Fuck Ohio State

While we talk this shit
Hot sludge crusts up their panties
As they shart the bed

For victors valiant
Will soon flush their toilet bowl
Of all hope to win

11/07/2016 - 2:47pm Already Done

MGoBumped.

He's now the leader with over 34.5% of the total votes (and counting)

11/06/2016 - 9:12am Kicking Game Needs Work

They averaged 42 yards per punt to our 0.

Also, we only got the same number of FGs as them, even though they only hit 50% of their attempts. If it weren't for the touchdowns, this would have been a tie game against a middling 5-4 squad. Embarrassing, to say the least.

11/04/2016 - 7:51pm Sure, lawyers could fix typos like this.

But doing so costs $450/hour.

11/04/2016 - 5:10pm He's the guy on the left:

6'9", 390 lbs., 16 years old.