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01/22/2019 - 11:15am Gracious. We all do it.

Gracious. We all do it.

01/13/2019 - 8:04pm Regents give gymnastics the…

Regents give gymnastics the Michigan “I beg to” differ-ence.

01/12/2019 - 1:34pm I think it wasn’t a minor so…

I think it wasn’t a minor so technically not a mandatory reporting law violation. That is a reference being used to represent responsible reporting. But still arguable by those who don’t agree with choosing an internal investigation before reporting. That’s my take on the article and an interpretation of the comments. 

01/12/2019 - 12:01pm Shucks. I just got done…

Shucks. I just got done vilifying OSU for keeping Meyer on and giving him a character class to teach, and now the university does this?

01/08/2019 - 8:49pm I read this as “won a new…

I read this as “won a new dishrag” and for some reason I couldn’t stop laughing. 

01/08/2019 - 12:40pm Would you say it’s something…

Would you say it’s something that’s veracity (or not) would come to light in time? This all of a sudden seems like everyone is heading for life rafts. 

01/07/2019 - 6:41am Has anyone commented on why…

Has anyone commented on why Brown wants to leave? 

Does he feel unappreciated by the staff after the major blowouts? Feel like his style is being hamstrung in the organization? It’s understandable the fan base would be upset with how badly the defense caved in the last two games. What isn’t anticipated is why Brown would take his ball and go home after a lot of success but back to back season ending fallouts. 

I wonder if Harbaugh is more willing to part with Brown after those than Pep. That would make the most sense. 

12/29/2018 - 11:52pm The first one. The one from…

The first one. The one from Iowa got better. Rudock. 

12/29/2018 - 4:47pm Making other plans was the…

Making other plans was the crucial decision. It really helps to distance oneself. 

12/29/2018 - 4:45pm This team has quit the…

This team has quit the season two years in a row. South Carolina, then this. 

12/24/2018 - 3:47pm I wouldn’t even consider out…

I wouldn’t even consider out of state tuitition, and getting admitted to U of M in state is a no-brainer. But that’s me. 

12/20/2018 - 4:03pm JClay ate the rind with his…

JClay ate the rind with his lemon 4 years ago. 

12/20/2018 - 1:07pm WindyCityBlue, I LOVE that…

WindyCityBlue, I LOVE that you are holding them to this. Killer threads. This is going to have to go down in the classic moments of MgoBlog history.

12/20/2018 - 12:54pm Props to JClay who was…

Props to JClay who was actually the first to eat the rind of those who accepted the MgoBlog Lemon Challenge back in the day. And huge respect to everyone who takes on the challenge, or in this case bet, by owning up and eating a lemon or donating to a charity of choice. That was an option in the original post and very cool of all the posters. 

For reference, here was the original lemon eating challenge video:

It's been hilarious and you all make this more than just a blog but a family!

12/19/2018 - 8:04pm Thanks! It is my only…

Thanks! It is my only contribution to Mgoblog in 8 years, so kind of hard to forget. Lol

12/19/2018 - 7:09pm Haha nice job! Way to MgoMan…

Haha nice job! Way to MgoMan-Up. 

12/19/2018 - 6:41pm According to the “Mgoblog…

Here is the original “Mgoblog Lemon Challenge.” The manner is entirely up to you, but it must be recorded for the MgoCommunity to enjoy. 

https://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/mgoblog-lemon-challenge

12/19/2018 - 5:44pm It wasn’t actually a Fire…

It wasn’t actually a Fire Harbaugh post. In 2014, Brian said if Bolden took Morgan’s spot without injury he would eat a lemon. It happened soon after and Brian tried to backtrack. I made this thread in response: 

https://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/mgoblog-lemon-challenge

The Mgoblog Community rose up and ate lemons, rind and all, on video, challenging more and more posters. Many accepted and the cries of “Eat a lemon!” grew louder until Brian gave in and posted a video eating a lemon. 

12/19/2018 - 5:39pm Google “Mgoblog Lemon…

Google “Mgoblog Lemon Challenge” for the original event.

12/19/2018 - 4:58pm Back in the day, Brian made…

It wasn't actually over Harbaugh. Back in the day, Brian made this bold lemon bet that Bolden would never take Morgan’s spot:

https://mobile.twitter.com/mgoblog/status/452522247312244736

It actually happened, but Brian backed off his statement, choosing not to follow through on the lemon promise. So, I made what would be my first and only thread as a member of the board — “The Mgoblog Lemon Challenge” — which proposed that each Mgoblogger selected by a challenger eat a lemon on video and post it then challenge three other Mgobloggers. A number of our Mgoblog members accepted the challenge and posted their videos, it spread, and Brian followed up shortly with his conciliatory lemon-eating video:

https://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/mgoblog-lemon-challenge

Therefore, in the spirit of the challenge, I do not think the lemon-eaters should back off from the lemon challenge. Let them be eaten!

12/05/2018 - 1:41pm I completely agree. I think…

I completely agree. I think it’s time to open the Game scheduling up to other times in the season. I think there’s a possibility we peaked during the Wisconsin, Penn State, Michigan State trio and suffered from a letdown or overtraining (glycogen depletion?) for Indiana and OSU at the end of the season. OSU, contrastingly, had a low period 2/3 through the season and looked fresh against us. 

I wonder if we train so hard in the current system that it would be a benefit to face them earlier in the season and that the team got worn down this year at the end. 

11/04/2018 - 2:44pm I’ll take Ohio State, then…

I’ll take Ohio State, then Alabama (with an appetizer of Northwestern). I’m starting to think this team and Clemson could give Alabama a really good game. Could we be the ones to beat them?

11/01/2018 - 10:50am Seth, the most interesting…

Seth, the most interesting part of this analysis, and not to the discredit of the body, is the introduction. I’d love to read a full analysis of why the tinkerers of play design are often the victims of their own success. If you’d ever be interested in writing it, I’m intrigued at what you’d have to say. 

10/30/2018 - 7:59pm Yes, they did it last year…

Yes, they did it last year. Exactly why they will do it again. And I agree with you. They shouldn’t get in with a loss. 

10/30/2018 - 7:54pm Absolutely. Just take…

Absolutely. Just take conference champs. Draw them in. No voting. 

10/30/2018 - 7:53pm Opinion CFP. Worthless. Good…

Opinion CFP. Worthless. Good job continuing the SEC rhetoric, committee. 

10/30/2018 - 7:42pm A 1-loss Michigan team will…

A 1-loss Michigan team will not get in over a 1-loss Alabama. The eye test and SEC bias will be all over that one. Everyone has predetermined that Alabama is that good. Now a 1-loss Michigan team would probably make it in over someone else in that case after it all plays out. 

10/30/2018 - 7:37pm Michigan should be above LSU…

Michigan should be above LSU. Our loss was a close one to an undefeated team. There’s has two losses. Our overall opponent win record is better. 

10/28/2018 - 3:32pm Yes, thank you. Conference…

Yes, thank you. Conference champs only would be the first legitimate playoff. Until then it’s an opinion national championship. 

10/21/2018 - 3:45pm Florida probably jumped UCF…

Florida probably jumped UCF on the backs of LSU moving up to #4. Every week LSU looks dominant helps Florida, being their only loss. 

09/30/2018 - 3:00pm To be fair, at least one of…

To be fair, at least one of those judgment calls, the PI in the end zone, was a good call. There were egregious phantom calls, but not all were on the refs. 

09/15/2018 - 9:48am Do you think the public…

Do you think the public outrage is greater thereby forcing action? Or there’s more sensitivity toward that issue by decision makers because it’s a more culturally recognized issue in academic spheres?

It shocks me that OSU could lower their institution from the image of principle and morality that universities try to uphold to protecting a coach they found complicit for football wins. 

09/15/2018 - 9:24am It shocks me that the only…

It shocks me that the only articles written about this were a month ago. It’s gone from the media. He got away with it without major backlash, not enough to pressure any change, anyway. 

09/13/2018 - 1:06pm I’ve made up for it by…

I’ve made up for it by having kids. I don’t have time for anything and can’t catch up on sleep or house cleaning. Or naming child four. Or taxes. 

Football may have been more fun, in retrospect. I’m sure it’s tough to go to classes, but maybe it’s a mental break from the real work like a job is now. 

09/13/2018 - 9:54am Force feed the lemons to the…

Force feed the lemons to the captured troll as a warning to others. 

09/13/2018 - 9:39am The point is that…

The point is that SkyPantherMineralKingMichiganfan1984 responded to defend himself as Sea Scorpion. 

That guy(s) gotta go. 

09/09/2018 - 1:04am Winning but not winning big…

Winning but not winning big enough to be satisfying was the sense Brian caught in his write up although without those words. 

Everyone says moral victories. Who knows what the heck they mean by it.  

09/08/2018 - 6:40pm Yeah, that was a…

Yeah, that was a fantastically fun game to watch. I haven’t had much fun watching in years. The game was significantly better than the grumble-fest moral victory Brian predicted and I expected. It was a tromping. Time to enjoy what’s great about Michigan football for a Saturday. 

09/06/2018 - 9:50am I thought it was a great…

Perhaps the team was well-prepared and the first quarter, first game jitters were all that was. But when a coach says even after analyzing everything, he has no idea what happened, don’t you think that requires some follow up as far as preparation direction?

I’m aware sometimes after introspection a leadership team comes away with, “No, we did everything right, and it’ll go our way next time.”

09/01/2018 - 9:35pm I saw it. I’d prefer he’s…

I saw it. I’d prefer he’s not on the staff. 

09/01/2018 - 9:32pm There should be a release of…

There should be a release of all non-troll blocked accounts as a mutiny against this season. 

08/24/2018 - 5:45pm I just sent this to him:

Mr…

I just sent this to him:

Mr. Manuel,

I am appalled the Big Ten has made a statement supporting OSU’s position on the Urban Meyer situation. It is incomprehensible that Urban Meyer showed no sympathy for the alleged victim, wiped his cell phone of potentially damning texts (according to the investigation), and claims his wife never told him of the continued texts to her about the alleged abuse. 

You and I and all who are honest with themselves know that is not the case, that even if it could be argued by a lawyer it is clearly not plausible in any eventuality, especially when Meyer’s wife said she would tell him. Even if it were, it’s Urban Meyer’s responsibility to know the condition and character, especially with long-term widely-communicated domestic abuse issues, of his staff. 

I would’ve remained silent if this were merely  an Ohio State issue. But the moment the Big Ten released a statement in support of Urban Meyer and OSU’s decision, claiming it is a fair decision despite clear tone-deafness and lying, that makes us involved. It became our issue, mine as a University of Michigan alumnus and yours as a representative of our esteemed institution. We are implicated in agreement by remaining silent at the Big Ten’s official assent. The honor and principle upon which our institution was founded requires that we stand up against domestic violence — and a culture that minimizes truth over profit and success — and separate our voice from the Big Ten’s. 

Please take a stance against this recent statement by the Big Ten. Even if it is simply stating publicly that individual institutions within the Big Ten were not represented by that statement or their opinions were not included, please say something. 

Thank you for your consideration and for your leadership.

08/24/2018 - 4:14pm Anyone have contact emails…

Anyone have contact emails handy to pressure U of M to make a statement that we were not involved in the Big Ten statement?

I think we need U of M to know there is vast opposition in our fanbase and alumni to this decision. 

08/03/2018 - 6:53pm Exactly.

There must be no…

Exactly.

There must be no actual report of anything that was "reported." So it was all just collusion to cover it up if it was talked about initially. No one being aware that it was reported at the institution (because it wasn't reported based on legal protocol) can only be why he would be placed on administrative leave. Unless all his job requires is that he mention it to Gene Smith and file no traceable paperwork, but then that means NCAA violations for the school and Gene Smith being fired. Still, hard to imagine that's enough to fulfill his mandatory reporting when the school doesn't know about it at all.

03/27/2018 - 8:34pm So

Did Joe retire?

02/12/2018 - 12:58am As a former wrestler,

I chuckled at your inclusion of wrestling with football, basketball, and hockey as the most popular sports, but I’ll take it! 8,000+ is impressive today, although that’s not how I remember popularity of the sport 20 years ago. As a cool story bro, my dad received an offer of free tickets to tonight’s match as a former Michigan wrestling letterman. He said the flight from Florida was the only downside!

02/12/2018 - 12:40am It really isn’t like that

Individual wins count in wrestling. Plus, Michigan is historically an incredible dual meet team. Given that the Big Ten is by far the best conference in wrestling, and has been for a long time, Michigan wrestling has performed significantly better than Michigan football. Where we drop off is in the national tournament picture. For whatever reason, we peak early in the season with our dual success and never perform up to expectations at the NCAA tournament. But I don’t have too much disappointment from a dual meet loss. We win an impressive amount of those.

02/11/2018 - 7:53pm M

M just got screwed on that last no call. That was two.

01/08/2018 - 6:50pm Lol

Not a real win by non-SEC stooge standards.

12/20/2017 - 4:52pm 2022

Ho boy, that's a big number. I was 02. Wow.