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11/19/2018 - 9:53pm The 2016 game is the single…

The 2016 game is the single most stress I've ever felt for anything in my life. Nothing was even close. We'll see what happens come Saturday. Great write-up as usual.

11/13/2018 - 10:36am Denard 2010

Denard 2010

11/12/2018 - 1:16pm I was talking to my dad…

I was talking to my dad about this two weeks ago in an incredibly insignificant revelation:

Ronald Bellamy + Calvin Bell = Ronnie Bell.

 

I am still embarrassed how impressed I was with myself.

11/08/2018 - 1:11pm I want Ohio State to win. I…

I want Ohio State to win. I want The Game to determine who goes.

Great write up as usual

11/07/2018 - 9:58pm This is fantastic! Such a…

This is fantastic! Such a dignified-looking knight. I also didn't know about the band playing our song.

11/02/2018 - 4:16pm Didn't read past the first…

Didn't read past the first paragraph. Michigan game.

11/01/2018 - 10:48am I really think the BCS had…

I really think the BCS had it pretty close to correct. It put a ton of emphasis on a team slipping up once during the regular season (Clemson losing to like Syracuse would be a bigger deal than it is now), and it put a higher emphasis on the bowl games. Remember when the Rose Bowl was a big deal?

I wish it would not have changed but I think it would be too weird to go back now. Keep it how it is and we'll get used to it. Just find a way to either put Notre Dame in the ACC or the B1G West.

10/31/2018 - 9:07pm I could not disagree more. A…

I could not disagree more. A 1 hour weather delay vs. Maryland (or whoever that was) had me ready to pull my hair out waiting for it to start. I am an addict.

10/25/2018 - 11:01am Yes this! I would buy it!

Yes this! I would buy it!

10/23/2018 - 1:40pm He was my preseason Dark…

He was my preseason Dark Horse to be invited to New York for the Heisman. I don't think he'll be there unless he has some monster 250+ yard games down the homestretch, but I would take him over just about any back in the country for this team.

10/22/2018 - 1:10pm No kidding. That was a tough…

No kidding. That was a tough one to see.

I was actually talking to my friend on Saturday about how cool it would be if we got to "turn off injuries" like in the video games. A fully-loaded MSU team vs. a fully-loaded Michigan team would have been even more epic than yesterday's game.

Definitely hope to see Felton Davis have a great pro career.

10/11/2018 - 9:30pm I need to do a better job…

I need to do a better job commenting on these Opponent Watch posts. They're absolutely fantastic. I refresh all day on Wednesdays and Thursdays waiting for it. Thank you for writing these. The Alexander the Great comparison is your best since last year's Wisconsin comparison to the ski slopes.

10/07/2018 - 9:52pm Yeah I would disagree. Keep…

Yeah I would disagree. Keep doing your thing! I always find it funny

10/03/2018 - 3:22pm I really do like him as a…

I really do like him as a broadcaster. Kind of like Dakich how he grew on me over the years. He seemed pretty pro-Michigan. Speilman was the same way, I didn't like him much until after a few years.

Either way, I love having old school football people around still. Millen, Lou Holtz, Corso, the Mad Hatter. It's part of what keeps college football connected across older generations.

10/02/2018 - 9:15pm I agree that there can be…

I agree that there can be multiple categories. For pure nerves, the Notre Dame 2009 is the most anxiety I've ever felt for a win. For the "ulcer" category, probably 2016 Indiana. Like we were set up for the game of the century a week later, just don't blow this one!

10/02/2018 - 3:19pm Honestly dude. What everyone…

Honestly dude. What everyone said above.  I regret to say I've always skimmed the Neck Sharpies and FFFF posts. But for some reason I read this one and it's incredibly done. Thank you for taking the time to do these. I'll be coming back for the next one!

09/28/2018 - 9:18pm Okay, Bowser Jr. is actually…

Okay, Bowser Jr. is actually a very solid Mario Baseball player in Super Sluggers. Uncatchable star swing. Solid left-handed reliever, and usually gets drafted at a reasonable price. I prefer him over Bowser, but Bowser has been known to light up the home run column.

08/27/2018 - 9:33pm Well written, but I still…

Well written, but I still hate Iowa.

08/20/2018 - 1:12pm Hey bro, that's a good one!…

Hey bro, that's a good one! I'd upvote if I could

08/15/2018 - 2:38pm When I checked that Nebraska…

When I checked that Nebraska wiki page and saw they actually played the YMCA and Doane University, I laughed so hard!

08/02/2018 - 12:30pm Keep working Ace-man! Also…

Keep working Ace-man! Also big ups to the entire MGoBlog staff. With the football season coming, the site overhaul, and Ace's thing, plus probably other behind the scenes stuff that might be happening we have no clue about, you guys always somehow manage to keep this thing going like it's a robot. You guys are all great!

08/01/2018 - 10:07pm I know my priorities are…

I know my priorities are mixed up, but I agree. I want to have the opportunity to beat Ohio State at their best. If he really was guilty of something along these lines, I would hope they could find a way to give him a major fine or something as long as he keeps coaching.

05/20/2018 - 8:31pm Subjectively the OP's list

Subjectively the OP's list would pass a lot of polls. Probably with Shawshank in there. As for mine:

 

1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt. 2

2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt. 1

3. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

4. The Shawshank Redemption

5. 8 Mile

6. Saving Mr. Banks

7. Moneyball

8. The Departed

9. The Dark Knight

10. The Social Network

 

Categories make this difficult. Tommy Boy, Happy Gilmore, Wedding Crashers, and American Pie all are great. Then you got The Lion King, Emperor's New Groove, Mulan, Madagascar, Dispecable Me, and the rest of the animated ones.

 

And, of course, the Human Centipede.

03/02/2018 - 10:45pm Mo Money?

Can we get a Mo Money tag for Wagner in honor of our friend Stephen Abootman?

02/21/2018 - 10:22pm I was never into a vatiety of

I was never into a vatiety of video games, but the few I got into I was obsessed about.

1. Pokemon

2. Mario Super Sluggers for the Nintendo Wii

3. NBA Street

01/09/2018 - 8:56pm I agree. Downvote all you

I agree. Downvote all you want, and I understand. For me, personally, I would take Denard over anything. Probably no other player I would do that for.

01/09/2018 - 8:51pm Anything with Ol' Doug. He

Anything with Ol' Doug. He was my favorite player this year.

11/16/2017 - 12:15pm Fantastic writing as always

Fantastic writing as always

11/05/2017 - 12:58am B1G and ACC should have all

B1G and ACC should have all noon games

Big12 and SEC all 3:30 games

Pac12 and Mtn. West all with 8:00 games.

 

I want to finish watching Arizona but I am about to fall asleep. Also, this ref has a very annoying voice

11/05/2017 - 12:58am B1G and ACC should have all

B1G and ACC should have all noon games

Big12 and SEC all 3:30 games

Pac12 and Mtn. West all with 8:00 games.

 

I want to finish watching Arizona but I am about to fall asleep. Also, this ref has a very annoying voice

11/02/2017 - 12:36pm It is rainy and gloomy here

It is rainy and gloomy here in southeast Michigan. My roof is leaking. And my day has just been made!!

Thank you for taking the time to do these!

10/26/2017 - 11:43am Awesome list. Although, I

Awesome list. Although, I think it's "I'm poised", not "Oh boy" for the first one.

10/24/2017 - 1:44pm Nice write-up Brian, as

Nice write-up Brian, as usual.

My opinions:

1. I am disappointed, but I'm oddly still optimistic for a turnaround this year.

2. Anyone but MSU... I think I would rather lose to Rutgers.

10/22/2017 - 10:21pm We have TWO losses

FSU playing for next year? Maybe. Probably.

Michigan with 2 losses, and 3 easier games in a row, @ Wisconsin at night (I'm assuming) and Ohio State at home. I don't think 10 wins is that far out of the question and a good bowl game. No reason to play for next year in my opinion.

10/22/2017 - 12:10am I liked O'Korn this game. I'm

I liked O'Korn this game. I'm sure Peters will get some snaps, but I'm with JOK for the remainder of the season.

10/15/2017 - 6:24pm UNVERIFIED VORACITY

UNVERIFIED VORACITY

10/08/2017 - 9:13pm Good post Catchafire. And

Good post Catchafire. And Brutus. Gotta love College Football for sure!

I think a lot of this is timing - the B1G has probably been the best conference in CFB for the past 2-3 years. Dantonio and Meyer have built their program during the timeframe when the conference was pretty bad.

Again, this was a brutal loss, and losses like this are always going to affect me way more than it should any sane person. Still, let things play out with this staff. We got the best guy for the job, and I really think he's got either the best, or close to the best people around him.

...

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...Anyone but State, though! Anyone

09/28/2017 - 12:44pm The Planet Earth

The Planet Earth analogy/metaphor might be the most clever thing I have ever read on this site.

09/07/2017 - 11:38pm This needs to be permanately

This needs to be permanately pinned at the top of the website forever.

09/07/2017 - 9:59am I'm with you Space Coyote.

I'm with you Space Coyote. Somewhere in the middle is probably where reality is. Thinking about situations like Charlie Strong at Texas and Rich Rodriguez here, sometimes it might really take 5 or 6 years if the new regime is the exact opposite of the previous one. Miles to Saban, Urban to Zook, Carr to Moeller - those are not too radical of changes, at least from my perspective.

On the outside, Texas seemed pretty well suited for Tom Herman to take over.

08/28/2017 - 11:03pm MODS:
I think the link for

MODS:

I think the link for The Story 2010 is wrong. Shouldn't it be this one?

http://mgoblog.com/content/story-2010-step-forth.

 

Either way, great write-up Brian!

08/10/2017 - 8:44pm I'm with you. Although I do

I'm with you. Although I do understand the attitude of being annoyed with ESPN. It's everything besides the sports - the more I watch NBA TV, the more I wonder why I ever liked any announcers/analysts that weren't former players.

Maybe ESPN would have a chance by going to all live-sports or replays. And like two SportsCenters - one in the morning and one in the evening.

08/03/2017 - 8:48am Tate's run against Notre Dame

Tate's run against Notre Dame on 4th and 4(I think) is probably the single greatest moment of my life. I thought it was going to be a sure sign of things to come.

07/27/2017 - 10:20pm No idea if he is a good coach

No idea if he is a good coach or not either. But this kis could play, for real. I know that doesn't necessarily translate into a good coach, but I'm kinda excited about it.

06/23/2017 - 1:43pm Actually, I take that

Actually, I take that back...

Will Campbell anyone? Although, he was a very critical part of several extra point teams

06/23/2017 - 1:34pm In those dark days I was

In those dark days I was waiting for Freddy Canteen to do something.

But yeah, it's gotta be Kevin Grady or Derrick Green

06/18/2017 - 8:31pm For me, it's because I

For me, it's because I actually think Ohio State is good. Really good, in fact.

For whatever reason, I can't look at MSU and believe they are good at football. Ted Ginn was absolutely electrifying. Pryor at least looked really cool. Braxton, Barrett, Elliot, and crew were all great college players. I hate them for the same reason I hate LeBron: they're too good.

I hate MSU because they're little brother.

05/31/2017 - 12:05pm "Fat is the enemy of speed" -

"Fat is the enemy of speed" - at some point Harbaugh looked at someone and this is the first thing that went through his head. I find that hilarious.

04/28/2017 - 8:28am I really try not to rejoyce

I really try not to rejoyce over someone's firing, even Mark May. But I would sure be happy if Joey Galloway got the boot.

In a weird way, I miss May and Holtz on the College Gameday Final. Good tradition, and they weren't hurting anyone.

04/16/2017 - 4:24pm I'm pretty sure there should

I'm pretty sure there should be a "Captain" in there somewhere