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12/05/2018 - 8:25am Seems CC is trying to help…

Seems CC is trying to help quell the losses in recruiting by helping osu negative recruit. And he may have a source, but not the right Harbaugh...Both would be good landing spots for John.

11/26/2018 - 11:53am I am not sure if I am …

I am not sure if I am  completely past the shock, so temper my opinion with that notion. I look at the progression since coach arrived, and I see similarities to the Bad Boys era of Detroit Piston basketball. That team as it was developed, had to lose in a conference final before learning how to dethrone the reigning champ. Then they lost in the finals to the reigning champs, and had to learn how to beat them - and more importantly - as well as what it took in order to BE the champs. As a program, there was so much to be done in order to restore it to the 10+ wins each season many of us were accustomed to. To the level where The Game was the season. Well, clearly the team is not quite there, but as a program, the revenge tour and season seems a reasonable facsimile to the Pistons learning to win. The revenge tour wins were like beating the reigning conference champs, while beating osu is more akin to dethroning the reigning champs. Yes, there are playoffs to be had beyond beating osu, but my humble opinion is that if and when the program rises to the level of beating osu, the playoffs will take care of themselves. The Game sucked...but I woke up, I was breathing, and I am still a fan of this team. I also hope I am right about this because the alternative would be disappointing, and I have plenty of that watching the Lions play.

11/24/2018 - 10:57am North Peak's Hail Pale Ale!

North Peak's Hail Pale Ale!

11/21/2018 - 4:24am 'Brousins'.

'Brousins'.

11/13/2018 - 10:09am After a win in c-bus, does…

After a win in c-bus, does McMurphy get a game ball? Does he earn a vote as a KFaTAotW?

11/12/2018 - 12:33pm Purdue still has Wisconsin…

Purdue still has Wisconsin to overcome on a yearly basis (this year's injuries there notwithstanding), Iowa which is usually tough, and the sporadic good year out of Northwestern, in order to make it to the B1G championship game, which his half of the game has never won. In the ACC division Louisville plays in, there is Clemson. Formidable, but an infraction away from being out of the way. All that, plus his alma mater? Not at all unreasonable.

11/08/2018 - 12:09pm Sitkowski may be ideally…

Sitkowski may be ideally suited for a career as a Detroit Lions quarterback...poor guy indeed.

11/08/2018 - 11:29am I like the Revenge Tour. It…

I like the Revenge Tour. It is clearly something the players have used as a motivator throughout the pre-season and in-season. As a fan, I am along for the ride, but I'll leave the planning of repossessing lunch monies to those that can actually do something about it. I'll just enjoy the hell out of the ride!

11/07/2018 - 11:56am Timing is right for him - he…

Timing is right for him - he has a chance catch on with another program ahead of the early signing period. It also gets him into school in time for the spring semester which would allow him to participate in all spring activities, giving the best possible amount of experience before he would be game-eligible. For a kid that wants to play, this weighs heavier than hanging around for a B1G championship and playoff berth. Not an easy decision at all. 

11/07/2018 - 11:38am I'd like to see the backup…

I'd like to see the backup placekicker get lots of work. After Nordin bangs a couple of PAT's through that don't look like ducks, of course.

11/05/2018 - 11:50am I heard he was asking Jim if…

I heard he was asking Jim if he was on Venmo so he could transfer some lunch money, plus interest.

10/29/2018 - 11:16am Well, their starting QB is…

Well, their starting QB is Wilton, so there is that...I agree though - I would expect more production from him.

10/22/2018 - 3:52pm Gold from Gerdeman:

Gold from Gerdeman:

Michigan held MSU to 15 yards rushing and 79 yards passing. They had just 51 plays on offense. It wasn’t easy to watch. The play-by-play could have been done by Sarah McLachlan.

“Look at these faces. For as little as 49 cents a day you can help give a Spartan hope.”

10/22/2018 - 12:19pm My favorite non-Urban moment…

My favorite non-Urban moment was as late in the fourth quarter after another Purdue dagger, the KO returner just sat in front of the ball, as if he had deleted the text message telling him how to perform his job...then he remembered and nearly gave Purdue a safety. The players and Urbs were all so detached/defeated in their demeanor - a delicious treat at the end of a wonderful day!

10/22/2018 - 12:13pm I am not a bit worried about…

I am not a bit worried about Urban. I have utmost confidence that he has already forgotten this happened.

10/22/2018 - 11:55am My understanding is that…

My understanding is that phase of the warmups is open field as each team has a time slot for just their team to be on the field. Later, when both teams are allowed on the field, it is divided at the 50. And excellent point below - regardless of where the UM players were, sparty players were walking the whole field regardless of any 'rules'.

10/21/2018 - 11:07am #spartanswilt

#spartanswilt

10/21/2018 - 11:07am #spartanswilt

#spartanswilt

10/21/2018 - 10:59am The kick return in the…

The kick return in the fourth quarter that nearly became a safety was astonishing. Whole team was checked out.

10/21/2018 - 10:58am Hard to imagine less snark…

Hard to imagine less snark than last week's post, but somehow I think there will only be snark directed toward osu with only one or two thinly veiled shots at Michigan. Season is shaping up quite nicely!

10/21/2018 - 10:54am Yeah, I noticed a handful of…

Yeah, I noticed a handful of players exchanging actual pleasantries after the game. Many of these kids played against each other through HS a d hit camps together. Animosity? Respect? Bad blood? Indifference? Yup - this game has it all, every year. I am just happy to see the good guys getting their reward for their effort.

10/21/2018 - 10:49am Yeah, I noticed a handful of…

Yeah, I noticed a handful of players exchanging actual pleasantries after the game. Many of these kids played against each other through HS a d hit camps together. Animosity? Respect? Bad blood? Indifference? Yup - this game has it all, every year. I am just happy to see the good guys getting their reward for their effort.

10/20/2018 - 11:23pm Muppets for Purdue???

Muppets for Purdue???

10/20/2018 - 5:42pm Love his heart, but quit…

Love his heart, but quit with the little brother crap. This IS a case where we can choose our family. Don't want em, don't need em.

10/14/2018 - 10:04pm All through Hate Week, I…

All through Hate Week, I will be watching 300. Not because of the glory of the spartans, but because the movie end with all the sparties dead. They lost. Love that movie.

10/09/2018 - 4:14pm Good to know. Thanks.

Good to know. Thanks.

10/09/2018 - 4:13pm It was easy, as I'd already…

It was easy, as I'd already checked there before I posted this, but thanks dude.

10/09/2018 - 11:34am Ace - I have appreciated…

Ace - I have appreciated your work and perspective. It honestly broke me down a bit last night as I watched your video. I would also like to donate to help you, however gofundme and other similar organizations take a cut. If there is a way I can help you directly, let me know. I have to believe Brian has a way to track me down via my info from HTTV purchases. Godspeed. 

 

09/03/2018 - 8:51pm Agree with pretty much…

Agree with pretty much everything you've laid out. I think we forget you can't just snap your fingers and say 'we're back'. The B1G is at a peak none if us has seen and has some of the best teams in the nation in our division. The revolving qb door doesn't make it any easier, amd Warde's management of the football schedule has been far worse than the teams worst loss. Good few weeks should calm the masses...I hope. I also hope it provides a time for resolve for the team.

09/03/2018 - 8:20pm Tony is spot on. 

Tony is spot on. 

08/30/2018 - 8:12am Off-topic to the OP, I think…

Off-topic to the OP, I think...couldn't stay focused past the second line, so I can't be sure. Any MGoEdit creators have a touchdown Jesus with his hands making the block M? That would be superb post-victory trash talk. Go Blue!

08/21/2018 - 12:50pm ...and all those who believe…

...and all those who believe said, 'AMEN'!  Man, love this young man's heart. He has such a mature perspective and will be a great leader wherever he chooses to go. 

08/15/2018 - 8:53am ...and less redundant.

/s

...and less redundant.

/s

08/14/2018 - 10:30am ...and Cream Cheese!!!

...and Cream Cheese!!!

08/14/2018 - 10:05am Good point. Sad that it is…

Good point. Sad that it is true. No coach should ever be so important that what is right is swept aside. These are grown men that are in a position to lead the very youngest adult males through some of their most influential years.  

08/07/2018 - 12:15pm Quick and comfortable…

Quick and comfortable healing Coach! I continue to be in awe of you - beating up on sparty with half your heart function...well done!

08/02/2018 - 4:27pm Still need to get me a tee…

Still need to get me a tee-shirt! Humorous homage to our great states brewing culture! No tee-pee needed...heh heh

08/02/2018 - 3:21pm It's a thin line, but when…

It's a thin line, but when you consider the AD hasn't changed but he has presided of two football coaches that seemingly ran things behind closed doors, the argument of LOIC at least has some grounds for discussion. I think the NCAA is a feckless giant driven by old boys' money. They won't pick on a giant for something like LOIC. Heck, even Baylor was skimmed over for that. Only one school faced the harshest penalty and it hasn't been threatened since. How involved in Nassar has the NCAA been? I think that is the benchmark for OSU.

08/01/2018 - 4:34pm Schiano is on staff and has…

Schiano is on staff and has head coaching (ahem) experience. My guess is if Urbs is out indefinitely or otherwise, he'd be the fill-in for the season.

08/01/2018 - 4:29pm Current staffer fills in,…

Current staffer fills in, Belichick leaves (and Brady leaves), but TB12 wouldn't do us like that. He might sign with the Bears and do the Lions for a few years before retiring though...

08/01/2018 - 3:23pm Don't be all doom and gloom…

Don't be all doom and gloom...Belichick wouldn't get hired until after the season ended. 

08/01/2018 - 3:16pm This is exactly the scenario…

This is exactly the scenario that was played out in the sparty discussions. The lack of respekt sparty gets nationally plus their entire BoT protecting the knobs they slobber on is very different from a nationally prominent program like ohio, Michigan, et al. That said, I do believe there is a line of demarcation where an institution of prominence then gets a hall pass where a lesser institution will get the death penalty (see Penn St and SMU)

08/01/2018 - 3:06pm ...are the higher ups in…

...are the higher ups in ohio as incestuous with their athletic programs as those in East Lanstucky? (no offense to Kentucky)

08/01/2018 - 2:59pm I'd think the staffers and…

I'd think the staffers and former staffers would line up as victims of intimidation by Urbs, and roll on him - politely and with regret. That would be the 'professional' way to exit that scenario with your professional livelihood intact.

08/01/2018 - 2:41pm If this indeed is what…

If this indeed is what unfolds, I am grealy conflicted. First, if allegations are true, he is the scum we think he is and deserves to be fired. Second, I would have to give props to ohio for treating the situation correctly, regardless of past transgressions. Lastly, as a lifelong Michigan fan, I would have much preferred it to see Urban's job come to an end at the hands of six straight beatdowns at the hands of The Team, The Team, The Team, led by Coach Harbaugh.

07/20/2018 - 12:15pm ...from the same people that…

...from the same people that televised a corn hole tourney.

07/20/2018 - 12:14pm I DVR it and FF through the…

I DVR it and FF through the commercials as well as some of the long, flat portions of a given stage. The mountains are about the only time I watch an entire stage.

07/20/2018 - 12:12pm The only way I'd make that…

The only way I'd make that wattage is to burn a bulb along with my effort. That said, check out Haute Route. It's a fondo style event that hits several different routes/locales. They have an Alpe D'Huez event as well as hitting the Pyrenees, Dolomites, and Mt. Ventoux.

07/13/2018 - 12:21pm Banging a little MGoTandem…

Banging a little MGoTandem with the wife this weekend, not necessarily in that order.... Any MGBloggers doing the Holland Hundred?

05/24/2018 - 12:31pm I think it is now socially

I think it is now socially acceptable to date yourself.