|12/02/2018 - 5:32pm||So much for all that fakery…||
So much for all that fakery about how important the team was to him. I don't know what the deal is with M and five-star recruits...they just never seem to really pan out. Green and Isaac never did much of anything, and Peppers and Gary were hurt a lot and while, good, weren't remotely close to Woodson/Howard great.
|11/24/2018 - 4:30pm||We were cramping up again…||
We were cramping up again and OSU was not. This is 90% S&C and 10% nutrition. Never seen so many asymmetrical cramping issues in one season.
|11/24/2018 - 4:12pm||In-fucking-ept
Play calling was just mind bogglingly bad. What happened to the read option?
|11/16/2018 - 2:15pm||None of them. "Cordy" has…||
None of them. "Cordy" has the best gig. Hands down.
|11/16/2018 - 1:55pm||Feels decidedly like a trap…||
Feels decidedly like a trap game to me: Low middling team that tends to play up to opponents. Conservative early game plan could leave them hanging around long enough that they get ideas about winning. The game next week is hard to not stare at in the not so distant distance.
Definitely don't want anyone to get hurt, but losing would pretty awful.
|11/12/2018 - 3:18pm||It could be much worse…||
It could be much worse. Herbstreit is like fingernails on a chalkboard for me. Even when he seems to be legitimately trying to not be a gaping homer it leaks out all over. The last two games I've muted the TV and sync'd up WTKA.
Most of the color commentators these days sound like they think they should be the head coach. My version of "color" is something other than back seat coaching. And they are ADHD in their unwillingness to let there be an instant of silence. Hint: Not every moment needs to be filled in inane blather; let us rest our ears for a second here and there.
|11/10/2018 - 11:33am||You've missed the rarest of…||
You've missed the rarest of the rare. The rutger rutger: One team has more rutgers than the other team has yards.
|11/09/2018 - 9:21pm||If Rutger 1-point safetys…||
If Rutger 1-point safetys themselves and has -5 yards of total offense is that then there the rarest of rutger, the "Self Rutger"?
I'm sure there could be something worse, but I'm not sure Rutger Hauer.
|11/09/2018 - 10:45am||Runyan got a Dangerman star!…||
Runyan got a Dangerman star! I will happily admit that I would have given better odds to a meteorite strike at Spartan stadium this Saturday than Runyan becoming a Dangerman this season.
Props to him, crow-eating for me. Yum. Tasty crow.
|11/08/2018 - 1:37pm||Point. Instant Karma. Had…||
Point. Instant Karma. Had originally written "...proofreading the posts", then changed proofreading to well-written. Left the 'the' a-dangle there. Thanks for pointing out.
|11/08/2018 - 1:04pm||I kinda hate to be this guy,…||
I kinda hate to be this guy, but there is a wonderfully high standard for well-written posts here that I appreciate.
"Camp sight" is not correct, unless you are discussing how well you can see in camp. "Camp site" describes the location of the camp.
I'm pretty sure Houston didn't go up 17-0 and never trail in a game SMU won.
"Theur" is not a word with which I am familiar.
|11/07/2018 - 12:25pm||Nope. Six teams would just…||
Nope. Six teams would just change the question, not remote it. There's always a debate about the last team in and first team out. Look no further than the 16..no 32...no 64...no 68 team NCAA mens bball tournament.
|11/07/2018 - 11:50am||This post stinks of sparty…||
This post stinks of sparty-flavor dysreespekt whining.
Let it go. Wazzu *barely* beat a bad Cal team and has no quality wins. You really think they are better than LSU?
The best way to fix whatever SEC favoring there might be is to beat them. So let's go do that.
|11/07/2018 - 9:23am||A data point from Washington…||
A data point from Washington state...
$750,000,000. That's how much money the state collected in cannabis taxes last year. A big chunk of it was used to address public school funding. Teachers got a big raise, 15% in our district. The manufacturing and retailing processes are very tightly controlled and audited by the state. Very. Very large scale (looking at you, Altria) growing is not allowed; there is a smallish limit on how much a single company can produce.
The biggest complaint I have is that the police don't enforce the 'no public consumption' rule unless someone complains. So some events, like 4th of July and New Year's Eve fireworks, are near-intolerable for a non-user like me.
Compared to opioids, cannabis seems very tame. I know two people who have its medical use to thank for extending their lives for years; I think the medical benefits are just getting unwrapped (no thanks to the federal ban on research).
I hope Michigan manages it as well or better. I hope your teachers get raises. I hope Flint gets potable water.
|11/06/2018 - 11:13pm||Right after LSU is…||
Bullshit mobile experience double post. I give up on mobile. Call me when HUEL gets their training wheels off.
|11/06/2018 - 11:12pm||Right after LSU is…||
Right after LSU is Washington State. You really think Wazzu is better than LSU?
What baffles me is sparty jumping in at 18.
|11/06/2018 - 10:21am||I'll take him every day of…||
I'll take him every day of the week and twice on Saturday over the ESPN, Fox, and BTN talking heads who can't just call the game; they spend more air back seat coaching than they do announcing. And Herbstreit is still an OSU homer, he just works hard to try to hide it.
|11/05/2018 - 4:32pm||You seem to have forgotten…||
You seem to have forgotten about McCaffrey’s collar bone.
|11/05/2018 - 1:37pm||this was discussed. They…||
this was discussed. They move the line to balance uneven betting. Too many bets on M so they sweeten the PSU betting pot.
|11/02/2018 - 1:53pm||the spread moved because the…||
the spread moved because the betting wasn’t even.
|11/02/2018 - 1:32pm||Yes. The news is that they…||
Yes. The news is that they need more people to bet on PSU to even out their books.
For the (insert galactic scale number here) time, the spread is about leveling bets, NOT what anyone thinks the actual score difference will be.
|11/01/2018 - 12:47pm||“Rutger, it was evident by…||
“Rutger, it was evident by week 3 that they had swallowed the ships and were trying desperately to remove a peg from their nose.”
You made me spit coffee laughing. The kind, gentle person adjacent to me in seat 8E made a frowny face about getting caught in the side spatter.
Well played, merry jokester, well played.
|11/01/2018 - 12:21am||What a fucking clown show…||
What a fucking clown show. Good on the students for forcing the idiot people "running" their school to do the obviously right thing. Most or all of the board so go next.
|10/30/2018 - 11:53pm||" the reports of him being a…||
" the reports of him being a bully seemed pretty overblown "
Do you have any of those pesky facts to back up that assertion, or are you just spouting as fact your preferred reality in complete disregard for the evidence on hand?
|10/30/2018 - 11:49pm||“Our meeting with DJ Durkin…||
“Our meeting with DJ Durkin was very instructive,” board chair James T. Brady said Tuesday. “His passion for the university, for the football team and for the players was absolutely impressive and very believable.”
I'm surprised he didn't use the term "forceful". A kid died due to negligence on his watch. Fire his ass.
|10/28/2018 - 5:29pm||The line is about balancing…||
The line is about balancing betting, not what they think the actual final point spread will be. Just a reminder...
|10/28/2018 - 3:11pm||If you really want to fix it…||
If you really want to fix it you go back to the old system: Conference champs go to bowl games. Everyone else stays home. Conference champ is the one who has the best regular season conference record. *Not* the winner of one 'conference championship' game.
That would de-emphasize winning every non-con game. You want to be ready for conference games, then play good teams non-con.
Four or eight team playoff, or the current litany of Pointless Bowls and you will see more and more teams scheduling Bethune Cookman and Incarnate Word (yes, Baylor has them in 2020 and Iowa State yet this season).
|10/28/2018 - 1:51pm||That would depend on the…||
That would depend on the loss. If they lose a close game to LSU or Georgia I can see that.
Bottom line is that LSU, Georgia, and Bama cannot all win out. If M does, I think we're into the playoff.
|10/28/2018 - 1:49pm||My buddy is a huge fan. He's…||
My buddy is a huge fan. He's apoplectic about their offense. It really reminds me of a whole lot of recent years of Michigan football where the defense is great and the offense can't get it in gear. Their starting running back is out, but the issue looks like O-line and Browning (QB), who looks like he's either nursing an arm injury or has the yips.
|10/27/2018 - 12:20pm||Was just thinking he looks…||
Was just thinking he looks awful. Bags under his eyes and mouth breathing.
|10/27/2018 - 12:13pm||Remember when leaders of…||
Remember when leaders of institutions like this behaved with a modicum of decorum and integrity?
|10/27/2018 - 12:11pm||The attendance issue in…||
The attendance issue in college football has gotten so bad that even creative camera work can't hide it anymore. Spartan stadium appears to be half empty.
|10/26/2018 - 7:36pm||Pretty, but would rather see…||
Pretty, but would rather see less extravagance and lower tuition rates.
|10/26/2018 - 3:29pm||Maybe there is a gap between…||
Maybe there is a gap between 1-1 this season against top-25 teams after an 8-5 season. and "winning a national title"?
The irrational exuberance here is only outweighed by the BPONE chicken-littleness..
PS- this is why I hate bye week.
|10/26/2018 - 3:25pm||Do you really need another…||
Do you really need another example of someone who so desperately needs attention that they will say any outrageous thing just for publicity?
|10/26/2018 - 2:24pm||Folks, we've beaten one…||
Folks, we've beaten one current top-25 team and lost to one. It's perhaps not enough data to reach some of the wildly optimistic conclusions being drawn.
|10/22/2018 - 8:50pm||beat ohio.
Wouldn't it be…
Wouldn't it be nifty if this site had user-initiated polls? (and points and easy embedding/linking and a login system that worked most of the time and rendering that worked and...)
|10/21/2018 - 4:47pm||This thread is a prime…||
This thread is a prime example of what happens when the points system is broken. Sure would be nice if HUEL could fix basic site functionality...it's been many months now.
|10/16/2018 - 5:46pm||OP is just fine, protected…||
OP is just fine, protected by a double-layer of webdev incompetence:
|10/16/2018 - 1:04pm||^^^^ That. It's not wrinkles…||
^^^^ That. It's not wrinkles and trickery, it's that we have generally been less good at footballing than them, and they've gotten some lucky bounces. Got negged (not that it matters since the HUEL wizards can't seem to figure out how to make points work) for my 2-14 comment, but that's reality- we haven't been at that level consistently for well over a decade. You have to be a very good team to consistently beat very good teams. No magic or trickeration there.
|10/15/2018 - 11:48pm||Considering 2-14, I beg to…||
Considering 2-14, I beg to differ.
|10/15/2018 - 2:11pm||Rudddddock.||
|10/15/2018 - 1:38pm||Personal stats and rankings…||
Personal stats and rankings are not something I care much about compared to the team playing well and improving through the course of the season. *THOSE* two things have been sorely missing for a long, long time (Rudddddock being the big exception).
|10/12/2018 - 2:27pm||Folks, let it go. I don't…||
Folks, let it go. I don't understand the obsession some people have with continuing to pound on a coach who is long since fired from what he openly said was his dream job, and who was generally thought of as a decent human being. That it didn't work out of the team, the fans, or him sucks. Move on. You don't see Harbaugh taking pot shots at the 49ers every time he's at a mic. Follow his lead: Look forward, not backward.
|10/09/2018 - 9:45pm||After the rain it was a…||
After the rain it was a decent day, right? 70F and sunny? Noon kick. Not sure how/why a 70 minute delay would lead to three entire sections of the stadium less than half full, especially when we hear that Noon it too early for the students to get out of bed.
Announcing 109,000 when that's so obviously a big fat lie kinda smacks of Brandon-era desperation. And yes, I understand the announced number is tickets sold, but still... with that many empty seats it wouldn't be any more ridiculous if they announced that 1,000,000 people were there.
Cell service sucks and the games have no flow due to the incessant advertising timeouts. And, color me old-school, but I'd rather listen to the band than obnoxious piped-in music.
Red Wings or Michigan, I can barely stand to watch just one game anymore. Most of the time if I'm watching on Saturday we have three games going at once.
|10/09/2018 - 8:31pm||So what color are they going…||
So what color are they going to paint the top half of the seats in the student section of Michigan Stadium? Not even careful camera work could cover up that it was near-empty all game last weekend.
|10/09/2018 - 8:29pm||Points are still dead…||
Points are still dead. Deader than Cleese's parrot. Not resting: STONE DEAD.
Good: Seem to be logged in from iPhone now.
Bad: There is no way to post from an iPhone (at least with 12.0.1): The keyboard doesn't pop up when tapping in the field to type. This is unique to this site/software. So the goodness of finally being able to login is entirely wiped out by it being useless to be logged in.
|09/29/2018 - 8:49pm||One word: FLIMSY.
One word: FLIMSY.
It's like your college beater car: It might get you home one more time in decent weather, but in tough conditions it's either going to break down or kill you with bald tires.
|09/24/2018 - 2:34pm||"I'm sure you get it but I…||
"I'm sure you get it but I have to mention this. Four commercials in the first 8 minutes of clock time. One sequence that went commercial, one play, commercial, three plays, commercial. FFS."
Yes, FFS. And also FFS this, which exists for the same reason as the FFS above:
"Anyone else seeing ads now show up in the middle of people's posts?"
Be wary of the "we are doing annoying things for good reasons but others doing the same annoying things are FFSers"
|09/22/2018 - 11:17am||Once again, false hope…||
Once again, false hope. Points not working for me.
These posts are getting to be like the August "Our tackles can really block this year" posts.