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11/08/2018 - 12:00am We already enjoy our revenge…

We already enjoy our revenge against WVU for RR.  It's the two Final Four banners, two B1G regular season titles and two B1G tourney championships.

11/04/2018 - 1:52am Can someone put Urban's face…

Can someone put Urban's face on Lando with "That blast came from the Death Star...that thing's OPERATIONAL!"

Chunkums, our resident Bubbaprog/LSUFreek, I'm looking at you...

11/04/2018 - 1:17am I actually feel the opposite…

I actually feel the opposite.  Like, when they finally take the reins off the passing game, either because they have to or because they get to, they could be awesome.  There are three legit NFL-caliber WRs with Black back, Gentry and McKeon as above average receiving TEs, and solid route runners like Perry and Martin, plus pretty solid receiving RBs.

It wasn't "we can't get past 144 passing yards", it was classic Milton Berle pulling out just enough. 

11/02/2018 - 11:35pm Was Little House on the…

Was Little House on the Prairie known for not being emotive?

10/21/2018 - 4:35am In the 90s this was USC all…

In the 90s this was USC all the time, mediocre (or worse).  Frankly between the LA schools, UCLA is the one that actually should be a better gig.  Similar historic reputation other than the Carroll years, better location in the city, better alumni base, better talent pool (in the broadest sense of the word), better academics, and fewer douche bags. 

10/21/2018 - 4:28am Wait, you want to fire JH…

Wait, you want to fire JH and hire Brohm? Just want to be clear...

10/21/2018 - 3:25am Group think is not always…

Group think is not always unreasonable

If you yell "Fire" in a crowded theater, you can't just complain that "group think" thought there was actually a fire in the theater.

10/15/2018 - 12:24am NW run the table?  The same…

NW run the table?  The same NW team that lost to Akron, and really should have lost to Nebraska, the worst team in the B1G? (because we all agree that Rutgers is not actually in the B1G)

NW is fine.  Not great, maybe not even good, but they're fine. 

And I'm confused by people thinking that Wisconsin is really not that good as a result of our game.  I mean, they're not a top 10 team but we knew that before the MICH game.  They still will handle NW and Purdue.

09/23/2018 - 12:10am It could be (and almost…

It could be (and almost certainly is) both.  Yes it punishes random events unfairly.  It also has changed the decapitation style hits that safeties used to level on receivers over the middle, among many other hits. 

You can disagree with the ejection, the rule as written, the punishment for those random occurrences, the entire concept of curtailing violent hits. 

But it would be ludicrous to think the rule hasn't curtailed violent hits.

09/20/2018 - 1:17am So, you're aware that there…

So, you're aware that there are threads covering this very topic, you just didn't want to actually put any effort in to wade through the chaff.  That's of course your prerogative to not want to spend your time doing that, it takes time for a limited, kinda stupid reward.  But it's a reward you want, sometimes things aren't spoon fed to you and you have to actually put in a little effort.

And this is why I hate every new "innovation" from Westlaw these days...

09/09/2018 - 2:38am And by "a great night's…

And by "a great night's sleep" you mean "another beer as I rewatch the DVR of the MICH game."

09/02/2018 - 12:32am Come on.  That's so…

Come on.  That's so misguided.

If anything, I think the conclusion you can come to about Harbaugh is that recruiting is the one thing he actually is good at, and not coaching.

Face the facts.  Michigan is like a borderline top 25 football team in terms of general perception.  The fact that ANY top tier recruits choose Michigan at all is a little preposterous.   Based on our performance we should be getting recruiting classes ranked in the 20s.  

We don't land top tackle recruits not because Harbaugh is neglecting the recruiting. We lose them for the same reason that Tennessee, and Nebraska, and Colorado don't land them. We're a mediocre (well ok, mediocre-plus) program with some history.  You can't MAKE a top tackle recruit go to a mediocre school just by working them harder.

If you've been "waiting till next year!" for basically 10-15 years, then you're just a middling program.  We're not bad, but miles away from elite. 

08/30/2018 - 1:15am Yep

Was just thinking that…

Yep

Was just thinking that as i read the comment...my quintessential memory of Peppers returning kicks is him running up the field about 4-8 yards from his starting point and diving to catch a rugby punt that otherwise would've bounced 10 yards past him. 

Given how rare it is to actually take a punt back more than like 25 yards, you're much better off getting those plus 10-20 yards that a returner with Peppers' savvy brings on a consistent basis as opposed to some hypothetical home run threat that never materializes (and that's not so much a commentary on DPJ, but more someone like Norfleet, who was always THISCLOSE, but in sum was a pretty average-at-best returner)

08/11/2018 - 4:07pm *disingenuine

-Bachelorette…

*disingenuine

-Bachelorette'd

06/26/2018 - 12:20am I mean, if you're arguing…

I mean, if you're arguing that Gholston is some kind of success story among 5 star recruits...the dude is a defensive end with 10 career sacks over 5 seasons, with zero sacks and 36 total tackles last season, and likely won't have a starting job next year.

05/06/2018 - 11:14pm Yes

Thank you, finally someone else who thinks Robert Horry is one of the 10 greatest players of all time.  Steve Kerr also knocking on that top 15 door.

05/06/2018 - 11:10pm Without the Warriors

You can find fault with the construction of these Cavs teams (and particularly where it has left them now), but over the last several years, the roster was good enough that but for having to face possibly the greatest three-to-four year run for a team ever (the Warriors) the Cavs would be three-peat Champs working on a fourth this year.

05/05/2018 - 11:08pm Agreed

Let the increased CTE likelihood dictate it.

04/03/2018 - 1:18am Better recruiting

I think we know what "better recruiting than Beilein" means in todays college basketball.

 

04/01/2018 - 1:18am No faith?

Why only $40, you go to the (strip) club before the book or something?

In all seriousness, I would guess sharps bet heavy Michigan, that line is quite high if MICH comes even remotely close to the offense it had for the last two months, save the tourney.

03/31/2018 - 10:44pm While we're complaining about the arena

How on earth for the national championship can they not have an illuminated red light around the backboard for when the shot clock runs out? Or at a minimum around the shot clock box on top of the backboard?

Both games have had a need to check if a shot was off in time before the shot clock.

 

03/30/2018 - 9:50am If the issue is that they ran out of steam

If they were doing more conditioning (i.e. running) last year than strength lifting, and the issue was that they ran out of steam late in games, then shouldn't they be doing MORE conditioning, not more strength training?

This whole thing is a narrative after the fact anyway.  Other than PSU, the defense played well enough for us to win any of the games we lost. 

03/29/2018 - 11:38pm Or

Tony Carr goes to the NBA and they're mediocre as always

03/18/2018 - 3:36am Teske

i'm not going to start a new appreciation thread for yet another player, but Jon M-Fing Teske knocking down free throw after free throw at a CRITICAL juncture in the game, hats off to him as well. 

Really, you talk about a team effort, everyone pitched in in some way it seems, Livers had a very good inbounds pass, and Simmons had that little layoff to a streaking Wagner.  Even Ibi, if you watch that last play like 30 times (which i assume everyone has) provides a slight rub on Davis closing out on Poole which, frankly, if Davis is a tenth of a second closer he alters that shot (and commits more of a foul but that's beside the point).

03/16/2018 - 1:21am I mean

I mean, isn't the irony just as strong because it happened before he was publicly outed?  Stronger maybe? 

I don't really see the fact that it was generated in the past (and well after allowing two rapists to continue playing for a Final Four team) as undercutting the hyprocrisy at all.

03/11/2018 - 1:07am RIght

Yep, let your kid grow up to be the guy who drops "fuck" into conversation all the time.  That guy is awesome. He was so cool. He got all the ladies all the time. 

Right now he either works at an oil change place, or went to Penn and works at Black Rock. Either way, he's still a douche.

03/08/2018 - 1:00am More drawn out?

More drawn out?  Come on.....when have you EVER known having more lawyers involved to cause things to take more time and cost more money?

 

03/08/2018 - 12:57am Maybe helps MICH

If Baylor wins, maybe helps MICH, cool and all.  But that school is PSU-level "I will NEVER root for them" in my book.  On Women's Day, especially (but every other day too)...f*ck that school.

03/02/2018 - 1:51am Against Wisconsin

Since it's against Wisconsin and we have to be somewhat realistic, I would root for MSU to lose by 1.  38-37. 

And then I would like the reporters to only ask Izzo questions about basketball: 

"When you field a basketball team playing a basketball game, which only has to do with the round ball on the 94 foot court with a 10 foot rim...why do you choose to play rapists?" 

"Jaren Jackson is obviously more powerful than his opponents and when he throws his weight around he seems to get the benefit of the doubt from officials.  Do you feel this is analogous to Adrien Payne's actions off the court and the local police authority's resonse?"

"Seriously, you're going to dictate to the free press that we can't ask a question about how you have no fucking morals, you fucking whiny bitch?  Fine.  You lost to Middle Tennessee State as a 2-seed.  That's a not a question, I'm just reminding you."

 

 

02/16/2018 - 12:50am Have you seen the TV lineup?

Have you seen thelineup for "new" TV shows this year?  Wringing money from far less successful franchises:

Heathers
Roseanne
Murphy Brown
Charmed
Lost In Space

I blame this all on the incredible success of Episode 1 20 years ago.  Jar Jar Binks continues to fuck us all over even after he's gone. (He's dead right?  We can bank on that?  Like, he's not some lifeform that lives for 200 years or something and is gonna show up to save Rey two years from now?)

 

 

01/26/2018 - 12:46am Word

I don't know how someone with kids COULD watch all the football/bball/other sports that are important to you/games live.  Not enjoyably anyway. 

 

01/10/2018 - 8:59pm Draftageddon

“People enjoy Draftageddon” ought to be 1 and 2.

(But seriously, I love you guys at MGoBlog, I understand you gotta fill content in the summer.)

01/10/2018 - 12:57am Whoa

I think your goal was to suggest that Irvin was better than people gave him credit for....but I didn't realize he shot 45/34/67 shooting percentages, that is shockingly mediocre-to-bad. 

All this did was make me realize he was actually much worse than i thought he was.  

01/09/2018 - 1:18am Spread

I got it at Georgia +3.5 so you would've lost.

01/01/2018 - 6:13pm "Alabama is the only team on that list to win anything"

Well, they kinda win EVERYTHING* so that's pretty good argument that a pro style can work.  But honestly, it's not that you can only win, or can never win with this or that offense.  You just need to be fucking creative, not run the same obvious concepts all the time.  And then pull out the double-secret concept you've been waiting all season for -- the Tight End handoff!!

*no, obviously Bama doesn't literally win everything.  They just win more than everyone else's offense.

12/29/2017 - 5:45pm I mean

"bogus ejection" is putting it mildly.    The RB gets gang tackled after the whistle including some NW player barreling in to knock the whole pile over WAY after the whistle.  And then the ref bends over the Kentucky guy, holds out his hands to help him up, and the Kentucky guy basically does "nah, i'm good" with his hands to the ref. 

There was no aggressive contact, and what little contact there was the REF INITIATED IT!!

I'm not pulling for SEC teams but Kentucky got effed big time by that call, if there's any fairness, they'll call every questionable call in Kentucky's favor the rest of the game.

 

12/21/2017 - 9:50am 20 years

I'm sure the reference to 20 years was intentional, I know it's hard to fathom but Alabama was perfectly mediocre with some really awful seasons mixed in in the late 90s to mid 2000s. 

12/13/2017 - 9:27am Dilemma

Side note on the spelling of dilemma - after the OP misspelled dilemma not only in the thread title but also the post as well, I thought maybe there's some alternate spelling out there. 

There is not, dilemna is just wrong, but there's an interesting history of more than a few people having been taught an incorrect spelling in their youth. 

http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/it-dilemma-or-dilemna

http://nationalpost.com/life/jonathan-goldstein-d-i-l-e-m-n-a-dilemma-a…

12/05/2017 - 7:43pm Zero

Zero because he’s going with Taggart to FSU

12/05/2017 - 7:43pm Zero

Zero because he’s going with Taggart to FSU

11/24/2017 - 10:55am For better or for worse

For better or for worse, they handled their coaching transition in much more business-like, much more dispassionate manner.  They plugged Fickel in as a stop gap, and had no qualms about dumping him for Meyer. 

The circumstances were fortunate that Meyer was available, and him just missing the ND opening, sure.  But you compare that to UM not hiring Miles in 2008 (whether you like him or not, he would be the choice if it was purely a business decision), or hiring Hoke when it was clear he was over his head.

One view could be that Michigan is more respectable because it takes more into account than just winning, like morals and the character of the coach.  But Michigan has no one to blame but themselves for those down years.

11/23/2017 - 11:54am That’s why he brought it up

The poster brought it up because the article mentions it.

11/19/2017 - 12:10am That's...not that great?

I'm not even remotely coming from a perspective that it dissatisfied with Harbaugh, I think the entire dynamic has changed and he's doing as well as can be expected.  BUT....

A winning percentage of 26th out 47 is not really something that should be held up as a laudable achievement, it is by its definition below average.

(again, I'm still very pleased with Harbaugh, because Michigan's standing in the college football landscape has changed immensely....but I don't think it's a helpful argument to compare him to past coaching performances if you want to sway those doubting him)

11/18/2017 - 4:19pm I know you don't want to stifle exceptional athletes

But I think someone needs to sit down with DPJ and tell him he can't be trying to do the spectacular return every time...sometimes (most of the time), catch it, run forward 7-10 yards, and accept that. 

The difference in lost yardage on punts between him and Peppers is probably 45-50 yards a game, and combine that with the difference between Allen and Robbins which is probably another 45-50 yards a game, that ends up being pretty significant.

11/03/2017 - 12:53am I wonder

if there's a 6'1" tight end on any team in Power 5 football. 

10/15/2017 - 2:02am Ceeejay French-Love

Come on, with a name like that, you knew it was going to work out for ASU.

And that dude's leg was snapped pretty cleanly, poor kid.

10/15/2017 - 1:37am Man Oregon defensive players

Man, Oregon defensive players really get hyped making tackles, down by 28 points.  Like weirdly hopping up and celebrating a lot on any positive play. 

You gave up 150 yards to Bryce Love in the first 4 minutes of the game.

10/14/2017 - 11:44pm This always

Well, thank you very much.  It's kind of weird when there's like an actual question and answer on the internet, without snark.

I feel like you should have at least called me a dumbass.

10/14/2017 - 11:31pm Pitch to Love

Can someone explain to me the reason why Stanford does the pitch to Love?  They regularly line  up in I-form, then have the QB pitch it directly behind him to Love a couple yards back (and then Love hits the joystick and murders everyone).

It's not a pitch out to one side or the other as the back is already moving, which is what you typically see.  It's straight behind the QB, and frankly it seems kind of slow developing. 

What is the point of that?  To give Love full options? To force him to wait for the blocking to develop? 

10/14/2017 - 11:18pm So you

So you effed up your post, and you're annoyed at someone else because they called you on it?