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10/21/2018 - 9:32pm Agree completely. A perfect…

Agree completely. A perfect ramp on which they can improve and from which they launch.

The pathway to the Big Ten Championship, and a BCS bid is very clear: Keep improving and knocking off the foe immediately infant of you, one at a time, and the sky is the limit.

Go Blue!

10/20/2018 - 10:10pm Word going in was he was in…

Word going in was he was in a Gibbons like slump. Kickers seem like golfers, if they lose the swing, they are screwed, right up to when they find it again........

10/20/2018 - 10:07pm I did not imply to mean he…

I did not imply to mean he said it again today. I only thought what he said should be recalled.

10/20/2018 - 11:20am Bosa had an injury and…

Bosa had an injury and surgery that will leave him unable to do much of anything in the way of conditioning, let alone practice, until at least November.

By all reports, Gary has an AC sprain. The most logical scenario is that he is not close enough to 100% to go, and they want to give him 2 more weeks and hope he heals up, and can play the rest of the year.

His situation is nothing like Bosa's. No one expected Bosa to come back from his injury. If Gary doesn't come back, he has just as much risk with "durability and heart" questions as anything else. Speculation that he's now in combine mode is as unfounded as it is ridiculous.

10/15/2018 - 9:04pm Off topic, and not…

Off topic, and not interested in the NFL.

10/08/2018 - 10:23am They recently flipped a 5…

They recently flipped a 5 Star from Mississippi who was quoted as saying he was looking for a more tolerant program. 

09/29/2018 - 11:10pm Not being the indisputable…

Not being the indisputable Alpha team. Not being unquestionably dominant. When your performance is questionable, penalties come more into play. 

If you are old enough, remember Jordan. Highlight reels full of dunks where he traveled.

09/29/2018 - 11:06pm That was an extreme…

That was an extreme aberration of historical proportions. Routine ref whining is one thing, that event is an entirely different category.

09/29/2018 - 11:01pm Exactamundo

Exactamundo

09/29/2018 - 11:00pm Where's the outrage on the…

Where's the outrage on the no call Michigan DB holds? ....Crickets.....

09/29/2018 - 10:19pm I'm an old man. 

I remember…

I'm an old man. 

I remember, when I was a little kid, eating Little Caesars pizza at coach's house after a ball game. The Lions had just lost at Tiger Stadium, and the announcer on WJR interviewed a player that complained about the refs.

My coach said "Do you hear that? That's the voice of a loser. If you complain about the refs, you are a loser. If you leave a game so much in the balance that a refs call here or there, makes a difference, you have not BEATEN anyone. You should not complain if you then lose, because you did not BEAT your opponent. When you BEAT your opponent, the refs are ball markers and timekeepers. Don't EVER blame refs. Don't EVER think like a loser. Think like a winner, to be a winner. 

BE a winner. Let your play define you. Leave ALL YOU HAVE on the field. In defeat, keep your mouth shut, and your chin high. Keep your eyes focused solely on what you need to do, to never feel the pain of defeat again."

That coach was my Dad. And I have benefited greatly from his wisdom. I applied it beyond athletics, to blessed success.

Go Blue!

09/16/2018 - 9:23pm Close thread

Close thread

09/16/2018 - 1:51pm I hardly even look at the…

I hardly even look at the comments anymore. If you want to talk OL you should be able to start a OL thread, but the snarksters will post 100 comments about how what you did was stupid.

The comments should also be ranked by likes and dislikes. Then a reader could easily read the comments the board felt were most informative/entertaining, and filter out trolls. Basic stuff found on most forms, that this forum lacks for some reason.

09/13/2018 - 12:15pm Nothing. 

If they want to…

Nothing. 

If they want to waste their time, let them. 

When I think about how short life is, and that people waste their time like that, I feel sorry for them. If they find it entertaining, and that's the best they have in life, let them have it. That's probably all they have.

09/05/2018 - 11:05pm Thanks for the post. Saved…

Thanks for the post. Saved me doing it!

09/03/2018 - 11:32pm Lost me at quantifiable.....

Lost me at quantifiable.....

09/03/2018 - 10:13am Or, maybe ND is really under…

Or, maybe ND is really under rated (It seems like the only place in the universe they could be under rated is on this board) and are an elite team this year on both lines.

And Michigan continues to improve.

It's not like PSU and MSU had stellar first games.

By MSU and OSU everyone will have a clear idea of where we really are. Until then, based on one game of data, it's wild speculation intermixed with fury, panic, and tantrum.

09/02/2018 - 1:29pm I'll add a TD on a KO return…

I'll add a TD on a KO return. Although that was balanced by the hold debacle.

When DM came it at QB, I saw a guy that looked like an NFL QB. 

If I slit my wrists after a bad loss, I would have died after the FSU game 1991.

We are moving in the right direction. No one is less pleased with the progress, or more disappointed with the loss than those who are the program.

Does no one give credit to good D line play unless it's Michigan's line?

09/02/2018 - 1:20pm You should not click on a…

You should not click on a new thread that you know, based on the title, will only frustrate you.

09/02/2018 - 12:10pm Why Michigan scheduled this…

Why Michigan scheduled this game at ND is beyond me. At best, it was good for strength of schedule and bragging rights, which really mean nothing. At worst, it is what it is now- a loss in every sense of the word. The L on the record, the financial loss, the feeling Michigan got served up like a piñata because some idiots thought it should happen. 

With that being said, just about everything fell their way (Or they made it happen for themselves), every time. A QB who can't throw very well hit his mark when he had too, the things you list, on an on I can go. They just made it happen. That's what winners do.

The bottom line is you lick your wounds and you move on. Could be ND and MI meet in the championship game. No one knows right now. 

Michigan had the ball with a chance to tie with 2 minutes left. Did the game really feel that close to you? Of course not. But it was that close.

I would add one thing to the list:

Patterson going down with cramps at the exact moment it looked like Michigan could really close the gap.

09/02/2018 - 11:42am Maybe you should go in the…

Maybe you should go in the corner and lick your balls, rug dog.

09/01/2018 - 11:38am Blind side sack with a…

Blind side sack with a fumble recovery for touchdown. Gary takes it to the house with two escorts covering. Mad celebration. Opponent will broken.

Purple head explodes on sideline.

Goose bumps....

09/01/2018 - 11:35am Good call. Overall…

Good call. Overall domination. Our D shuts them down. Shea looks like. 5th year starter and NFL first rounder.

Tomorrows conversation: Is Michigan really that good, or is ND that bad.

09/01/2018 - 11:33am I can see that. I'm going…

I can see that. I'm going with 31-13, Michigan.

08/31/2018 - 11:38pm Exactly. Hope is all that…

Exactly. Hope is all that drives the money. And hope is worth nothing.

Still, the line changes because people see value/ less risk. Speight starting at UCLA, and some belief that our QB situation has significantly improved is enough to move the line. 

Thoughts of a blow out with two sold defenses seem misguided, unless one offense is decisively better and dominates possession time, which is exactly where ai think we are heading.

31-13 Michigan.

 

 

08/31/2018 - 6:59pm Thanks a lot for posting…

Thanks a lot for posting this! I never would have thought to check!

08/31/2018 - 11:04am Thanks for sharing. My Dad's…

Thanks for sharing. My Dad's birthday is close to opening day, and those days are always filled with thoughts of the past. Sharing the big moments with your loved ones is what it's all about. The only thing better is the mass euphoria, like the night under the lights.

Go Blue!

08/31/2018 - 11:02am My Dad was blind for the…

My Dad was blind for the last few years of life, but still planted himself in front of the TV for the entire game, every game. Usually, he had the radio on as well. 

He was overtly hostile to ND, because he respected the institution. He viewed MSU with humor, like their program was about as interesting as cow tipping.

OS was never spoken in our home.

08/31/2018 - 10:54am Great traditions all start…

Great traditions all start somewhere! Go Blue!

08/31/2018 - 10:53am I'm sure you both did your…

I'm sure you both did your best. Life's not easy sometimes. He'd be proud to see you taking after him and wearing his hat!

08/31/2018 - 10:50am Thanks for sharing. You…

Thanks for sharing. You brought back great memories of three generations of my family watching the game with the sound off, and Ufer blaring on the radio. We never listened to the TV announcers. 

Honk, Honk! Go Blue!

08/31/2018 - 10:47am What a horrible first game…

What a horrible first game experience! I was at that game too. I still cringe at that first drive attempt....That game really sticks out as a time when everyone realized the modern game had passed us by.

08/31/2018 - 10:40am I was in Paris for the 2009…

I was in Paris for the 2009 game. Before I left for the trip at went to great lengths just to be able to watch the game. I bought a SlingBox and streamed to a laptop over the hotels WiFi. It was choppy at times, but otherwise worked perfectly.

After the game, I treated myself to McDonalds on the Champ-Elysees.

Hard to believe it's been almost 10 years. I'm sure you will have no problems.

08/29/2018 - 7:24pm I see them potentially…

I see them potentially losing 6 games this year. I think Michigan will destroy them, contrary to the spread. The spread gives Shea no cred. 

By Sunday, the torch gathering will begin. By the FSU game, if he has not already been fired, he probably will be.

Personally, I hope that after Michigans win, they do great up to FSU, and they finish with 2 losses, then a close loss in a bowl game. That might keep him around one more year, maybe not.

I'd love to see Michigan beat him one last time at home.

08/28/2018 - 10:08pm If it rains, we will win.

If it rains, we will win.

If it sleets, we will win.

If it snows, we will win. 

If it snains (Anyone remember Sonny Elliot?) we win.

If its clear......I think you get the picture.

Go Blue! Make them wish they never renewed the series!

That's what I'm posting about!

08/26/2018 - 9:27pm You seem to be assuming no…

You seem to be assuming no surgery in a high performance athlete. Why would that be?

08/26/2018 - 4:11pm Hopefully, it's a proximal…

Hopefully, it's a proximal 5th metatarsal fracture. A plate, screws and six to eight weeks before he can begin to train again. It would be horrible for him to go through another season sitting out. To train so hard, after what he has already endured, and to have this happen, must be devastating. I really feel for the kid. 

08/19/2018 - 4:28pm You gave me a great idea. I…

You gave me a great idea. I'm going to buy about 30 helmets and make glass topped tables and end tables out of them!

08/19/2018 - 11:44am I'll gladly drink that Kool…

I'll gladly drink that Kool Aid, with a little Titos!

Speaking of Kool Aid, heres to seeing Kellys purple head explode!

Go Blue! 2 Weeks to go!

08/16/2018 - 10:45pm Text him and tell him that …

Text him and tell him that "seeing him like this" doesn't sound like a deal breaker to you. If you love him, tell him. If you want to see him, tell him. Time to be open and honest, and not hold back. If you are motivated by guilt, not love, leave him alone. If you share love, he will appreciate you and your effort. I'm an old man, trust me. (I know how to text and do fancy keystrokes, though ;)

08/08/2018 - 8:36am I use the exhaust vent from…

I use the exhaust vent from the plasma inverter in my lab to keep my coffee mug warm. I'm working on dissipating the magnetic field to .3 M ellipse which will enable me to "levitate" a few mugs in a 0 g micro environment. 

07/18/2018 - 8:19pm I'm.....like....totally…

I'm.....like....totally...like...overwhelmed by all this insane pressure to be thin....It's starting to take the fun out of gluttony... almost.

07/16/2018 - 9:41am I don't agree with you…

I don't agree with you because of the time commitment. To be a successful student athlete in a sport like football, you basically need to be a machine.

I'd take some of that out of the equation. I'd make it so that any scholarship athlete is free to attend school, for as long as they want (Schedule and terms subject to approval) until they earn their degree. That way, those that sacrifice academics for athletics, and there still are a lot of those, can end up with a degree that is meaningful to them. 

As someone who tutored student athletes, I can tell you that almost all of them would benefit from a longer education track than they can qualify for under the current system.

07/13/2018 - 10:19pm For context, I'm a firm…

For context, I'm a firm believer in trickle down econ at home, and that "charity," or better in this context, generosity begins at home.

I also consider myself a generous tipper. I'm always 20% or more on restaurant bill total including EtOH and tax, which for my liver is significant. I particularly generously tip the people that are regularly in our home.

With that being said, I have never tipped a painter or contractor, other than a contracted mover.

My 2 cents is that if you do, give half up front, and let them know they will get more when the job is done right.

I wholeheartedly agree with being generous with food and beverage. I also offer cash when someone underbids and does a great job (Never happened in my current zip) or does something extraordinary.

The best tip you can give people is a good referral to a good client.

 

07/11/2018 - 9:48pm Fuck no, or I'm out of here.

Fuck no, or I'm out of here.

07/08/2018 - 10:18am I remember when it was the…

I remember when it was the end of the world when Michigan lost Dee Hart.

The days where we have a pipeline of NFL talent at QB, LT and TB are coming back, don't you worry.

07/04/2018 - 8:44am University of Chicago. We…

University of Chicago. We went in to that last game undefeated in 1905, and lost 0-2. Still can't get over it......

06/26/2018 - 3:56pm I got that sometimes when I…

I got that sometimes when I talked to homer dormers when I was in grad school with them. The conversation always seemed to end when I asked “Then why didn’t you stay there for Med/Law/Business/ school?”

06/26/2018 - 3:53pm Wait until after they get…

Wait until after they get steam rolled by Michigan, and the purple headed rage machine is on his way out the door (I hope he stays forever). Then everyone will be picking ND’s recruiting class bones.

I also don’t understand how bad mouthing Detroit helps you recruit Detroit.... Then again, I’m not a genius like BK.

 

 

06/26/2018 - 10:43am I thought this quote from…

I thought this quote from the Detroit News put i best:

.."the top recruit for the Spartans in the last 20 years, joining such players as receiver Charles Rogers (No. 3 overall, 2000) and defensive tackle Malik McDowell earlier this decade."

May he have success, and represent the program and the State better than his peer group.