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10/14/2018 - 10:34am OSU is always The Game, but…

OSU is always The Game, but all of the pundits have pointed to this three game stretch as the one that will tell us where we stand.  Win these games and we have a one game season against OSU for all the marbles.  And I like our chances in all of the remaining games.

10/14/2018 - 10:05am They play a godawful brand…

They play a godawful brand of football that makes the game super ugly and gives them a chance to win.  They are like the New Jersey Devils when they ran the neutral zone trap.  Kudos to them for taking advantage of those opportunities, but it also relies upon passive officiating and makes for a terrible viewing experience.

Also, with regard to luck, they had a ton of fumbles that bounced right back to them, a game-ending interception that PSU dropped, a phantom defensive holding call that led to their second touchdown, and PSU players that slipped on the field at key moments.  I would say that is pretty lucky.

10/14/2018 - 12:23am You would think so, but when…

You would think so, but when they fumble time after time without ever losing it, and throw passes right to DBs without it getting picked, some luck comes into play.  They had a key conversion because Davis caught a pass between his knees, FFS.  That and PSU shitting the bed by awarding first downs with stupid penalties.

They won another horrible, ugly game, which is exactly their MO.

10/13/2018 - 11:46pm Hand off on the jet, then…

Hand off on the jet, then throwback to Shea?

10/13/2018 - 6:11pm I hope we see this same…

I hope we see this same Trash McSorely when we play them.

10/06/2018 - 4:13am Looks more like he takes…

Looks more like he takes shots of gravy.  

Analysis is fine, and I get that pessimism in the guise of realism is the cool thing now, but if you don’t see the team making progress then I don’t know what to tell you.  We are seeing greater flexibility from the defense in certain situations (e.g. zone looks), and the offense seems like it has some wrinkles that haven’t been shown yet.  We have made some adjustments, and hopefully will make more as we get into the meat of the schedule.

I assume lots of the more negative posters spend too much time listening to local sports talk radio.  We lost a number of close games in recent years with terrible line play and mediocre-to-bad QB play.  Now that the line is improving and we have two legit QBs, why is it crazy to think we could beat quality teams?

09/29/2018 - 8:51pm At some point it stops being…

At some point it stops being just sloppy play and bad luck and looks like a vendetta against Harbaugh.  You can only flip a coin so many times in a row and come up tails before you stop believing that the outcome is not fixed.

09/29/2018 - 7:30pm Fuck these refs!

Fuck these refs!

09/29/2018 - 7:03pm So that’s about half of our…

So that’s about half of our defense injured at some point in this game.

09/29/2018 - 6:20pm Nobody looks like they want…

Nobody looks like they want to be there.  I laughed at MSU for getting fired up about making plays against the Chips, but at least they looked like they gave a shit.  I can’t say the same about us.

09/28/2018 - 3:25pm Don't forget that if we beat…

Don't forget that if we beat Wisconsin then we will hear about how they are terrible too because of BYU.

09/22/2018 - 12:28am PSU looks like OSU last week…

PSU looks like OSU last week.  Garbage for most of the game, and then realized they just have better athletes than their opponents.  Then the other team freaks out about a couple of big plays and makes it worse with unforced errors while pressing too hard to make a play.

09/17/2018 - 7:31pm Yeah, thanks Gacy.

Yeah, thanks Gacy.

09/15/2018 - 11:02pm TCU just giving the game…

TCU just giving the game away with completely unforced errors.  And the announcers are shocked that a team full of five stars is capable of taking advantage of those errors.  FML.

09/15/2018 - 7:31pm If we ever didn’t blitz…

If we ever didn’t blitz everyone on third and long, the opposing offense would have no idea what to do.

09/14/2018 - 10:18pm Urban Meyer is a scumbag. …

Urban Meyer is a scumbag.  You and I both know that if the devil promised him some national championships and the only cost would be that someone would get murdered and some women would get beaten, he would make that deal every day and twice on Sunday.  There is no number of wins that would justify having a person like that be the most recognizable face of my institution.

09/14/2018 - 10:13pm Stop letting guys like…

Stop letting guys like Valenti dictate the narrative.  We have been literal inches away from some significant victories despite some substantial deficiencies in the roster.  Those deficiencies are slowly being addressed.  Of course we wish it would happen faster, but the “this year or never” narrative is talk radio hot take nonsense, and is just lazy.  The improvement is noticeable and will continue, especially as some of the younger talent (see, e.g., offensive tackles) matures.

09/14/2018 - 9:22pm Sorry, Sparty, history didn…

Sorry, Sparty, history didn’t start when your team finally surpassed its lengthy history of mediocrity to become a pretty good team.  Not a great team.  It chafes you so badly that during your best year in the last 50, you could only back your way into the playoffs as a result of an unforced Michigan error.  Once again, without Michigan, MSU is nothing.  Also, please don’t talk about relevance.  Even your best teams aren’t relevant because nobody cares about MSU, even when they are good.  The only headlines people remember about MSU are the TERRIBLE things that have gone on at your university.

Also, when you did back into the playoffs, all you did was confirm that you didn’t belong and never will.  You don’t know how to handle success (hello 3-9, during Dantonio’s 8th year as coach) because your entire identity is premised on an inferiority complex and the rage that results from it.  That wins some games, but it doesn’t work forever, because it is hollow and fades when real success is visible on the horizon.  Also, the big boys will eventually stop shooting themselves in the foot.  It is fitting that the greatest play in your lifetime involved a mistake by another team’s punter, rather than a spectacular play by MSU players.

MSU is a mediocre school with a “new money” football team that had a nice little run, coached by a mirthless, amoral prick.  You must be so proud.  Your basketball team is vastly overrated and is run by another angry little man.  Of course you are angry, even in the midst of your success.  Because, in your heart of hearts, even though you would spontaneously combust if you admitted it, you still wish you were us.  And it eats you up.

09/09/2018 - 1:03am 75 yard punt?

75 yard punt?

09/05/2018 - 3:57pm Can they catch passes too? …

Can they catch passes too?  I heard that some of the receivers might have issues trying to catch passes from the state pen.

Oops, just one felonious receiver and the other guy who enabled him.  Stay classy, Madison!

09/02/2018 - 6:31pm I didn’t like the way we…

I didn’t like the way we handled the silent snap count.  I realize there was a lot of noise, but they were jumping that snap because it never changed much after the hand wave.  Had we changed it up at all, we probably could have created some cheapie offsides calls.

09/01/2018 - 10:12pm Terrible blitz pickup by…

Terrible blitz pickup by Higdon. -3

09/01/2018 - 9:57pm We are going to end up with…

We are going to end up with more penalties than first downs.

09/01/2018 - 8:21pm Finally got a break on D. …

Finally got a break on D.  We have moved the ball on O. Score here and it is a new game.

09/01/2018 - 8:19pm Just play some defense.  TFL…

Just play some defense.  TFL, TFL, first down isn’t getting it done.

09/01/2018 - 8:00pm Yeah, don’t hit the receiver…

Yeah, don’t hit the receiver, just wait to see if he can make the catch and then nicely ask him to take a knee.

08/29/2018 - 10:08am You can be a lawyer and…

You can be a lawyer and still not have a lot of faith in our legal system.  The two are not mutually exclusive.  There is a good reason why most law school grads get out of the practice within 5 years, and it’s not just the hours.

08/25/2018 - 10:24am Absolutely.  Urban…

Absolutely.  Urban accidentally dropped it in Lake Erie when he was fishing during his time off.  Oops, and OSU is super disappointed that the evidence on the phone is gone, because they really wanted to get to the bottom of this case.

08/24/2018 - 9:22am I would at least hope that…

I would at least hope that every opposing team plays Rollins Band’s “Liar” every time OSU takes the field.  It won’t impact Urban, because he is legitimately a sociopath, but hopefully it keeps reminding people what a scumbag he is.

08/23/2018 - 2:07pm It seems there is much that…

It seems there is much that OSU could have done at the time, but didn’t.  And even now, likely with more facts in hand than even we know, they did the absolute wrong thing.  The allegations of abuse may be exaggerated and they may not.  At this point it doesn’t matter, because Meyer directly obstructed the investigation, which it seems is preferred by OSU so they don’t have to answer for his actions.  They had a chance to shine a light on things and let the chips fall where they may, and they opted for obstruction and obfuscation.  If you destroy the evidence, I am damn well going to assume the worst, and if and when something else bad happens it is 100% on Meyer and OSU and Drake and the BoT, because they showed their colors and protected the alleged perpetrators rather than even try to get some answers.  They don’t know the truth because they don’t want to know.  That’s how PSU and MSU type things are allowed to happen.

08/23/2018 - 11:12am Wasn’t it the director of…

Wasn’t it the director of football operations that helped him do it?  I thought that was in the report.

08/23/2018 - 11:10am Yeah, he probably deleted…

Yeah, he probably deleted his text messages because there was nothing interesting in them.  He just wanted to save OSU the time and expense of having to review totally inconsequential material.  Yeah, that’s it.  Not an admission of guilt (about this or other things relevant to his job) at all.


08/21/2018 - 5:33pm Photoshop of Urban on a…

Photoshop of Urban on a photo of one of Zach Smith’s special outfits.


”Urban is Zach’s ball lifter”

Not going.

06/09/2018 - 2:40pm They always decommit in the…

They always decommit in the bottom half of the hour.

05/22/2018 - 7:50pm At least at DePaul exiting

At least at DePaul exiting the tournament in the first weekend would be an accomplishment.

05/10/2018 - 3:23pm Maybe he just meant that they

Maybe he just meant that they treat ALL sexual assault victims poorly, just in case of the (likely) event that an MSU athlete was involved. So it isn’t really special treatment for football and basketball. It is the UNC defense, applied to sexual assaults, which is despicable.

04/26/2018 - 6:58am I though a lot of those plays

I though a lot of those plays were going to screen passes, but it turns out that ND just can’t block anybody. Wimbush may start the game but there is a good chance he won’t finish it.

04/18/2018 - 9:45pm They enabled child rape to

They enabled child rape to protect their precious football program, so I would hope that people might look at that and say, “that’s not the kind of program that I would like to support.” I would also hope that players would not be interested in being the face of such a program. Instead, winning and money carried the day and lots of people act as though nothing happened. Maybe that’s also an indictment of society in general, but being mildly inconvenienced for a few years following decades of consciously enabling terrible crimes doesn’t make you a martyr.

04/15/2018 - 5:58am Well, it did go to double-OT

Well, it did go to double-OT despite a pick-six from Speight and another pick that ended up at our 5. So, absent those terrible, terrible plays, we probably win fairly comfortably. But yeah, we haven’t manhandled them in a while.

04/08/2018 - 9:34pm That’s because it is upgrade

That’s because it is upgrade with two ‘y’s.

04/05/2018 - 11:44pm Man, that’s a really bad

Man, that’s a really bad bounce. More like 5 of them.

04/05/2018 - 11:42pm Well, that’s not ideal.

Well, that’s not ideal.

04/05/2018 - 11:41pm Also, their pp goal was 100%

Also, their pp goal was 100% created by a trip off of the faceoff. You have to call that on the pp.

04/05/2018 - 11:39pm New coach = new script

New coach = new script

04/05/2018 - 11:35pm And to start the game it was

And to start the game it was reversed. Plenty of time to regroup and get the flow back.

04/05/2018 - 11:31pm Just to summarize, ND makes

Just to summarize, ND makes plays because they play “ND hockey” and have “high hockey IQ.” Michigan is apparently a bunch of guys that have no identity and don’t know hockey.

04/05/2018 - 11:09pm “Coach, how have you been

“Coach, how have you been able to slow down Michigan?”

“Well, we started holding the shit out of them, and that seems to be working.”

04/05/2018 - 10:58pm It wouldn’t hurt if ND took

It wouldn’t hurt if ND took a penalty.

04/05/2018 - 10:57pm Well, fuck. No flow to the

Well, fuck. No flow to the game plays into ND’s ugly hands.

04/05/2018 - 10:49pm How did they miss the hold on

How did they miss the hold on the faceoff?