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09/19/2018 - 1:42pm "Why no sixth star? Hmmphh."…

"Why no sixth star? Hmmphh."

- Bluey

09/18/2018 - 3:29pm I did get the strong sense…

I did get the strong sense that Harbaugh was going to run some things even though he could have known there was very little chance they would work due to the formation and tendencies of SMU.

This causes BAWWWW grumbles, to be sure, but it is a way to rep this base play and its devilish variants against a team that isn't your own team (i.e., in practice).

On balance, I'm okay with this. I would rather we stumble early in games against inferior competition so that we get it right for the, uh, ferior competition to come. 

09/17/2018 - 6:21pm Seems like certain parents…

Seems like certain parents need a version of this decision tree.


09/16/2018 - 10:43am Yeah, it seemed pretty clear…

Yeah, it seemed pretty clear that he was running into a 9-man box for some reason. Some kind of method to the madness. 

In Harbaugh We Trust.

09/16/2018 - 10:41am I think I can answer your…

I think I can answer your question:

No, no he does not realize that.

09/16/2018 - 10:18am Eh, go root for some seals,…

Eh, go root for some seals, man.

09/14/2018 - 3:26pm Yeah, this could be the game…

Yeah, this could be the game that McKeon and Gentry are always hand-wavingly wide open behind the LBs and in front of the DBs.

09/14/2018 - 2:56pm "Michigan will not have had…

"Michigan will not have had an athlete as good as him since Tripp Welborne."

Meaning he's more athletic than Jabrill? Great googly moogly!

09/13/2018 - 6:30pm (No subject)


09/13/2018 - 1:44pm Reminds me of the now…

Reminds me of the now-defunct and spectacularly-named Cavaliers blog

I was so sorry to see it was gone.

09/12/2018 - 3:19pm I noticed the body language…

I noticed the body language too--it would be hard not to--and decided to chalk it up to "fierce competitor who reacts involuntarily when his teammates aren't giving maximum effort even though he doesn't always either and within a few weeks of D-1 ball those visual frustration tics will be coached out of him" rather than the more critical alternative.

09/11/2018 - 11:23pm Quit drinking and go to bed.

Quit drinking and go to bed.

Also: Beat SMU?

09/11/2018 - 1:27pm What did Sushi A say to…

How did Sushi A greet Sushi B?


09/10/2018 - 10:44pm I just want him to be as…

I just want him to be as good as or better than Tyreek Hill and I'll consider granting my blessing to this commitment.

09/10/2018 - 10:34pm My guess is that the…

My guess is that the MGorithm looks at how many of the first two games the players have played and returns:

  1. If played in 2 games, then probably not redshirt;
  2. If played in 1 game, then ?
  3. If played in 0 games, then probably redshirt.
09/09/2018 - 6:56pm I always brine my turkey…

I always brine my turkey before roasting--never my OL.

09/09/2018 - 6:55pm It's also the play where the…

It's also the play where the RB grabbed Levert's facemask and twisted his head with a shove. Can any of the MGoCoaches or refs explain why this isn't a penalty? Refs never call it but I can't figure out why.

09/05/2018 - 8:23am If you're going to start…

If you're going to start bringing "data" and "facts" and "logic" and "analysis" to this board, then I don't know what I'm supposed to do with my carefully cultivated #hottake.

09/01/2018 - 8:59am Meh. THE KNOWLEDGE already…

Meh. THE KNOWLEDGE already told me that we would either win or lose tonight. So your post brings nothing to the board.

08/31/2018 - 4:53pm +1 insightful

+1 insightful

08/30/2018 - 4:54pm RIP dreads.


RIP dreads.


08/30/2018 - 4:50pm Who’s number two on the…

Who’s number two on the depth chart right now?

“I don’t know. We don’t have a depth chart.”

Who would go in if Shea got hurt?

“Coach Harbaugh would decide.”

That's some black belt ninja non-answering right there. I actually chuckled when I read it.

08/29/2018 - 5:44pm I tried to listen to it but…

I tried to listen to it but couldn't get past the opening song.

"Across 110th Street" it is not.

Neither is it "We Are ND," but still.

08/29/2018 - 4:58pm Yep, this (definitely) plus…

Yep, this (definitely) plus inline TE chipping (definitely), plus better RB blocking (probably), plus quicker decision-making by Shea than anyone last year (probably), plus more escapability by Shea over anyone last year (definitely) equals less doom from our tackles (hopefully).

08/29/2018 - 4:36pm In a post to be entitled …

In a post to be entitled "South Bend Game Night Weather," you misspelled every last bit of it.


08/29/2018 - 4:27pm Dear El Jeffe,

Don't make a…

Dear El Jeffe,

Don't make a "Girlfriend in a Coma" joke. Don't make a "Girlfriend in a Coma" joke. Don't make a "Girlfriend in a Coma" joke. Don't make a "Girlfriend in a Coma" joke. Don't make a "Girlfriend in a Coma" joke. Don't make a "Girlfriend in a Coma" joke. Don't make a "Girlfriend in a Coma" joke.


El Jeffe

08/27/2018 - 9:45pm Me too (NTMT). So far I'm…

Me too (NTMT). So far I'm liking LurkingSpartan a whole lot more than some MGoUsers, who appear to have sticks up their arses.

08/24/2018 - 6:36pm jenniferlawrenceokay dot gif

jenniferlawrenceokay dot gif

08/23/2018 - 2:24pm Lol "settle down." I'm…

Lol "settle down." I'm settled--are you? I wasn't attacking you--just the tone and connotation of that pair of sentences in the comment we're discussing.

And was my intentionally dramatic rewriting of that paragraph all that loony? How else would you interpret "Or that his wife did nothing to incite him."?

08/23/2018 - 1:38pm IDK, man. That commenter…

IDK, man. That commenter lost me completely at

"It is still not clear, even now, that Zach Smith abused his wife. Or that his wife did nothing to incite him."

That's some vile shit right there. "We don't know if Zach Smith did any of the things of which there is photographic evidence and repeated complaints by the victim, and even if he did, bitch might have deserved it."


08/21/2018 - 11:20am Wow, that was a lot of work. 

Wow, that was a lot of work. 

08/20/2018 - 4:52pm There's a Zach Smith joke…

There's a Zach Smith joke about "verbal release" in there somewhere.

Wait, "oral release?" That's probably better.

08/20/2018 - 4:48pm And Minnesota has multiple…

And Minnesota has multiple IMG players?


08/18/2018 - 4:09pm I mean, he is as much as…

I mean, he is as much as Kyrie is a Duke alum, if that matters to anyone.

08/18/2018 - 1:46pm Do you mean unquestioningly…

Do you mean unquestioningly and unconditionally? Like, no matter what our military does we should support it and no matter what our country does we should be proud of it or we should GTFO?

08/14/2018 - 11:02pm At the time? I doubt it.

At the time? I doubt it.

08/11/2018 - 7:32pm Roids are a helluva drug. 

Roids are a helluva drug. 

08/11/2018 - 7:31pm Hi Bambi! You’re a deer,…

Hi Bambi! You’re a deer, right? Say hi to your mother for me!

08/10/2018 - 4:56pm Those crackback blocks, tho…

Those crackback blocks, tho.*


* I'm 49. Did I do that right?

08/09/2018 - 10:52am Jesus, why did Bo go for two?

Jesus, why did Bo go for two?

08/08/2018 - 6:24pm I get why a kid would want…

I get why a kid would want more playing time, but given the landing spots of a lot of our transfers, I just... I dunno. I really hope he has good people in his ear. 

If he's got NFL potential, then someone (UM or the NFL) will figure it out. If not, he's forfeiting a UM degree for probably something with far lower value in various labor markets.

08/08/2018 - 6:19pm A 6'4", 280 lb OG is the #14…

A 6'4", 280 lb OG is the #14 player in the nation? He must be outrageous.

08/08/2018 - 6:17pm Potential for MOAR QB OH…

Potential for MOAR QB OH NOES!!!!

oh please oh please oh please oh please oh please

08/07/2018 - 2:04pm NTODB.


08/06/2018 - 5:00pm I don't doubt that is…

I don't doubt that is basically the right conclusion, but it says on that profile that "He tested as a ninth-percentile SPARQ athlete at the Combine," which is different from what you said--"9% strength level compared to his peers."

From this website it looks like his score was in the 26.6th percentile compared to the NFL OL average. Still not great, Bob, but not 9% and I'm still not sure what component is "strength" versus the other components of SPARQ.


08/06/2018 - 3:04pm Crossfit is both awesome and…

Crossfit is both awesome and not awesome.


08/04/2018 - 7:05pm Jesus, a kitchen knife? That…

Jesus, a kitchen knife? That's some Fatal Attraction-type shit right there.

08/04/2018 - 6:55pm This post has an…

This post has an infuriatingly low number of upvotes.

EDIT (Yay!!!): Or maybe I'm just getting old...

08/04/2018 - 6:27pm Oh good, another one of…

Oh good, another one of these guys.

08/03/2018 - 5:02pm "I think that the Ohio State…

"I think that the Ohio State University has been foolish. I think we've all been foolish. I have great confidence in my coaches, but I will tell you that Zach Smith was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today. I have Zach Smith; he just said it's not him. I will say this: I don't see any reason why it would be."

-- Urban Meyer