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01/11/2019 - 11:49am With our luck, the CFP…

With our luck, the CFP committee, in 2021, will change the formula for determining playoff spots to heavily weight strength of opponent.

01/09/2019 - 9:21pm Ha!  This pleases me.

Ha!  This pleases me.

01/09/2019 - 1:11pm I noticed that too.  I…

I noticed that too.  I turned to my wife and said if Harbaugh was instantly swapped into that lead at that time, there is no way in high hell he would be passing the ball.  But Dabo made the right calls.  The calls that give you an advantage and the calls that take what the defense gives you.  God I wish we had that mindset.

01/09/2019 - 12:59pm I used to laugh at people…

I used to laugh at people that claimed one team "just wanted it more", but just look at the start of the OSU/Michigan game and compare the player demeanor on the OSU sideline with that of the Michigan sideline.  Right out of the gate OSU acted as if they were expecting to prove a point, Michigan looked (and played) as if they were timid.

Look, I do believe Michigan's scheme of not utilizing spread concepts has meant Michigan's been playing with one hand tied behind its back for a decade, but the margin of victory in that game had to have been amplified by OSU acting and playing loose.  Michigan's coaches and player's assholes were so tight a beam of light wouldn't be able to penetrate.

01/08/2019 - 10:38am Damn it, how many freaking…

Damn it, how many freaking times are we going to have "one of the most difficult schedules in FBS"?  Every damn year lately.

01/07/2019 - 12:36pm Your typo was most…

Your typo was most appropriate.

01/04/2019 - 8:46pm Yeah, I logged in to request…

Yeah, I logged in to request this exact same thing.  Looking at all those flashy symbols and crowns on Indiana players made me wonder what we'd look like!

12/29/2018 - 7:13am Saw quite a few Michigan… Saw quite a few Michigan fans walking around Atlanta last night. Not so many gator fans. We'll see what the stadium's like in a few hours! Go Blue!
12/28/2018 - 2:57pm On the road to Atlanta as I… On the road to Atlanta as I type! Excited to attend my first game in over 10 years! I'll be the guy with a striped Michigan Fro hat lol. My prediction is 32-26 Florida, but I'll do my best to empty my lungs while Franks is accepting snaps.
12/27/2018 - 6:05pm How is this determined, by…

How is this determined, by the way?

And I second the notion its been WAY too damn long since Michigan's gotten to wear home unis in any sort of neutral site game.
 

EDIT:  Aaaaaaand there's the answer in the comment right above this one. 

12/27/2018 - 12:55pm SIAP, but in retrospect do…

SIAP, but in retrospect do we know how injured Chase was during The Game?  I mean, what injury was it, specifically, and was he at 80%?  50%? etc

I wonder how much this single injury led to the lack of pressure on Haskins and, thus, whether it was the central cause of the defensive woes all game.

12/27/2018 - 12:50pm I think BG Wolverine nailed…

I think BG Wolverine nailed it.  The lack of DL pressure on Haskins snowballed into everything else that sucked on the defensive side all day.  Brown's defenses are predicated on pressure.  It starts there.  If you can't get that, it becomes a meh defense.

12/20/2018 - 2:09pm This.  So much.

I feel like…

This.  So much.

I feel like that gif of Michigan basketball rapture boy now that Michigan has started recruiting mobile QBs.

12/07/2018 - 1:38pm If we're truly a basketball…

If we're truly a basketball school, why hasn't the MGoBlog Basketball Depth Chart been updated for this year yet?

https://mgoblog.com/content/basketball-depth-chart-class

 

12/07/2018 - 12:50pm Was reading an article this…

Was reading an article this morning that made me think this:

Japan attacking Pearl Harbor might have saved the world.

If not for this attack, the U.S. might have remained isolationists long enough for Hitler to solidify Europe and who knows after that.  I think the U.S. would eventually join the war, but it might have been too late (or at least lengthened the overall war) had Japan not attacked and forced the U.S.'s hand when it did.  Who knows if Germany would've gotten an A-bomb during this time?

Food for thought.

12/06/2018 - 3:33pm Castlevania on Netflix Castlevania on Netflix
12/06/2018 - 2:56pm No.

Basketball title would…

No.

Basketball title would be 2nd best.  But football is #1.

Also, I live in Alabama, so shutting up these damn Bama fans would be doubly sweet.

12/06/2018 - 2:05pm No pun intended?  :-)

No pun intended?  :-)

12/06/2018 - 1:38pm It's discoveries like this…

It's discoveries like this that reinforce my opinion that climate change is not a big deal. 

Regardless whether you believe humans are significant cause of climate change or not, and regardless of how dire predictions of the future are now, at the rate of human technological advancement within the next few hundred years we're going to have the means to not only stop detrimental climate change, but likely fully control it.

12/04/2018 - 1:55pm I agree and would rather see…

I agree and would rather see like 20 at least.

12/04/2018 - 1:54pm https://mgoblog.com/mgoboard…

https://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/espn-just-bs

 

11/28/2018 - 12:04pm Seriously... I want to play…

Seriously... I want to play ANYONE except Florida.  We've played them multiple times too recently.

Actually, the only team I want to play less than Florida is UCF.  That would be a no-win situation right there.

11/26/2018 - 9:59am I agree with you.  I always,…

I agree with you.  I always, ALWAYS, cringe when I'm watching the game and Michigan comes out in a formation that gives the appearance they're accepting a challenge to see how many humans can be packed into a minimal space as possible.  Sometimes it works, granted, but damn if I always feel like the probability of success would be higher if they'd take advantage of a wide field and spread the offense out.

11/26/2018 - 9:53am Excellent write-up.  Thanks…

Excellent write-up.  Thanks for doing this, bronx.

To me, the sentence that summarizes this best (and I agree with most) is this one:  "But at the same time, this also felt like OSU just played out of their minds."

I truly think that's simply what happened. 

I've been wondering what this game looks like if it's played in Michigan Stadium instead of the Shoe.  The Buckeye fans and players seemed to feed off each other's energy, right from the get-go.  Maybe the result playing at Michigan Stadium is the same, more or less, but damn if it isn't frustrating that, by chance, every "monumental game" in this rivalry since I've been a fan has been away at Columbus.

11/23/2018 - 12:00pm 24-20 OSU

I've been…

24-20 OSU

I've been conditioned over the past 20 years to expect the worst from this game.  I'll believe we can win at Columbus when I see it.

Hoping for a reverse jinx.

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11/20/2018 - 12:38pm 100% agree with this.  Focus…

100% agree with this.  Focus on the team right now.

11/20/2018 - 12:35pm Damn it.  You're getting my…

Damn it.  You're getting my hopes too high.  Stop that.  (Or don't.)  But Stop that!

Seriously though - good analysis.  Thanks for the insight.

11/19/2018 - 12:16pm (No subject)

11/18/2018 - 5:01pm This.... is a very…

This.... is a very underrated comment.  Pretty remarkable.

11/16/2018 - 1:27pm If we have a 3 touchdown…

If we have a 3 touchdown lead at any point in the second half, I'd almost rather LET Indiana score than try to tackle and risk injury (or a targeting call!) for next week.

I wouldn't be surprised if the score was something like Michigan 28, IU 3 at the half and then heads toward a Michigan 38, IU 20 final score as we let off the gas in the second half.

11/13/2018 - 11:53am Your post is interesting and…

Your post is interesting and made me think...

Should we call the folks that became Michigan fans between 2007-2015 Michigan fandom's "greatest generation"?  I mean, to hitch your wagon to the program during that period of time required some tremendous loyalty.

11/13/2018 - 9:10am I tend to think of our…

I tend to think of our rivalries in the grand context and not just over a decade span.

So, to me it will always be:

1.  OSU

2. ND

3. MSU

And that's it.

Yeah, over the past 10 years MSU has been more of a pain than ND, but that's just a 10 year run of good fortune for MSU and a lack of playing ND.  In the grand scheme, MSU has been (and probably will continue going forward) more of a nuisance than anything.

And Penn State has also been lotheworthy of late, but that's separate from a rival in my opinion.  It's a different hate than rival hate.

11/09/2018 - 1:39pm Here here!  +1 to the OP

Here here!  +1 to the OP

Not sure what value most of the other replies have here, except to say what we're all already wanting.

11/09/2018 - 1:37pm I really like this analysis…

I really like this analysis.  +1 to you!

Georgia would be the stiffest competition in that scenario, but I agree with you we should have the edge (especially since we'd have a league title and they wouldn't).

11/09/2018 - 1:21pm Hot take:  Zach Charbonnet…

Hot take:  Zach Charbonnet will win the Heisman trophy while at UM.  Calling it now.

11/09/2018 - 1:15pm Has ANYONE ever gone from…

Has ANYONE ever gone from trouble spot to a danger man in one SEASON?

11/08/2018 - 12:38pm Speaking of this, it just…

Speaking of this, it just occurred to me that if OSU beats MSU this weekend, we could claim The traveling The vs the Buckeyes in a couple weeks! 

How sweet would that part of the revenge tour be?  OSUs arch rival, for the first time, grabs hold of the The traveling The!

11/07/2018 - 9:12pm No team in college football…

No team in college football deserves a bye.  There is too much hand waving with rankings to reward a 1 or 2 seed that much more than the other seeds.

I've always preferred the 8 team playoff format.  5 conference champs.  3 at large, with one of those at large generally geared toward a non-power 5 team (but not required).  Home field advantage for higher seeds until the championship game.  Simple as that.

11/07/2018 - 3:30pm Still not fully fixed until…

Still not fully fixed until the up and down votes are separated out.

If someone got 10 points on a post was it...

10 upvotes and no downvotes?

100 upvotes and 90 downvotes?

Those are two very different (and telling) pieces of metadata about the post!

11/05/2018 - 9:15pm We absolutely root for MSU…

We absolutely root for MSU to beat OSU.

Not only because OSU is the worst, but a guaranteed shot a big ten title happens if MSU beats OSU (assuming we take care of Rutger and IU of course).

I'd rather have a guaranteed shot at hardware than not.

11/01/2018 - 7:00pm This is an interesting…

This is an interesting discussion.  I see both sides, but I'm leaning in the camp of I really don't care if Michigan ever reunites with Webber.  The program has moved on and he's moved on.  Both are doing fine without each other.  Not every separation needs a happy reunion.

11/01/2018 - 1:30pm Question:  When one goes to…

Question:  When one goes to a college game not involving Michigan, do you still wear Michigan gear?  Pick a side and wear their gear (or colors)?  Or just go neutral?

10/31/2018 - 1:10pm We didn't play them last…

We didn't play them last season so the rage subsided.  Next year the rage will be boiling over.

Yeah, that's the reason!

10/29/2018 - 12:49pm To answer the OP's question:…

To answer the OP's last question:  The fetal.

10/29/2018 - 12:34pm Indeed Clemson's SOS is…

Indeed Clemson's SOS is horrible.  If they lose one game (and unfortunately, they don't play anyone to make that look even remotely possible), they should drop out completely.  Hell, I'd have to think about an undefeated Clemson vs. a one loss other major conference winner pretty closely.

10/25/2018 - 12:52pm Focus the shit on beating…

Focus the shit on beating PSU.  With double the time available, double the time prepping for PSU and PSU alone.

Leave nothing to chance.

10/25/2018 - 10:02am (No subject)

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10/24/2018 - 4:18pm My wife went to Stockbridge…

My wife went to Stockbridge high school (in Stockbridge, MI) and they used the exact Spartan flight song as their fight song.

10/24/2018 - 10:16am For some reason I clicked on…

For some reason I clicked on this thread thinking it was going to be about Nick Bosa.