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10/15/2018 - 2:01pm My pessimism comes purely…

My pessimism comes purely from BPONE and the general bloodymindedness of the universe that seems to favor the scummy teams like MSU (especially MSU).  Statistically and talent-wise, there's no reason we shouldn't roll this game, but I've long ago stopped expecting things like logic, skill, and historical performance to hold any meaning in this game.  

10/12/2018 - 7:44pm Gotta get the kids watching…

Gotta get the kids watching somehow.

10/12/2018 - 5:58pm That'd be to our benefit…

That'd be to our benefit though.  The line is moving so much because bets keep coming in on Michigan, and Vegas is trying desperately to force action the other way.  I guess the sharps could be seeing this movement and waiting to pounce on Wisconsin at the peak of the line movement tomorrow sometime, but I think it's just as likely they're the ones moving the line.  It's certainly not the BPONE-infused fan base who is convinced that Michigan being favored is a portent of doom.  

10/10/2018 - 5:17pm That's real kind of you to…

That's real kind of you to include Nebraska in the "not a tomato can" group. 

10/10/2018 - 3:11pm My mind goes to Vincent…

My mind goes to Vincent Smith more than Hart (probably because I have such fond memories of Smith's blitz pickups), but yeah, he's definitely in that mold.  

10/08/2018 - 7:27pm We'll miss you around here…

We'll miss you around here Ace, and best wishes and hope for your health.  Get some rest, recover, and come out stronger than ever.

10/08/2018 - 1:01pm My favorite one of these is …

My favorite one of these is "Wow. That offense is bad. Like, some kind of special bad, the kind reserved for murderers and folks that talk in the theater."  Because it's ripping off a Firefly quote, except in the show its "the kind reserved for child molesters and people who talk at the theater."  I guess in light of recent conduct at MSU, condemning child molesters is a path they're not quite willing to tread.  

10/04/2018 - 4:00pm Hey, in his defense on that,…

Hey, in his defense on that, if I had people who like my work offering to pay my mortgage for me, I'd do it in a heartbeat.  Just because I can afford to pay it doesn't mean I'd rather not have someone else do it for me.  

10/04/2018 - 2:04pm The quoted line is a direct…

The quoted line is a direct quote from Saban in the article, shitting on what he thinks are students acting entitled to their seats.  I was making fun that the whole rant is basically Saban saying "I'm entitled to having a full student section" no matter what, and pointing out the hypocrisy of those two sentiments juxtaposed.  

 

Please do explain how that's not on topic to this article?

10/04/2018 - 2:00pm I was discussing this with a…

I was discussing this with a buddy of mine: is there a worse P5 v P5 game this year?  I can't think of one. 

10/04/2018 - 1:11pm "I don't think they're…

"I don't think they're entitled to anything, either" says person complaining about other people not doing something for him he thinks he deserves simply by deign of existing.  

10/04/2018 - 1:05pm Blame the ever increasing…

Blame the ever increasing costs of attendance, and blame the chase for dollars making the live experience miserable with infinite media timeouts.  If i'm at a bar or my couch I can drink and do something else during the commercial-kickoff-commercial sequences.  It's not hard to understand: when you're charging more for a lower quality product, less people will buy.  Basic economics. 

10/04/2018 - 1:02pm That is a genuinely…

That is a genuinely embarrassing home schedule. 

10/04/2018 - 12:58pm This coming weekend

I do…

This coming weekend

I do not fear the turtle

But they should fear Chase

10/03/2018 - 6:11pm Well that's one christmas…

Well that's one christmas present down

10/03/2018 - 2:15pm I don't know man, people can…

I don't know man, people can be kinda touchy here.  Be careful or you'll get ground up by this crowd.  

10/03/2018 - 1:43pm We'd have a fearsome front 7…

We'd have a fearsome front 7 for sure, but i'm not sure about Chase as a safety or CB. 

10/03/2018 - 1:37pm Per the article, he had one…

Per the article, he had one of his backup tight ends jogging off the field after warmups in front of the Texas bench and tuck it into his pants, except "accidentally" miss his belt and drop it. 

10/03/2018 - 1:36pm Mike Leach, please never…

Mike Leach, please never change.  

10/02/2018 - 5:58pm I would greatly enjoy the…

I would greatly enjoy the what if alternate coaching timeline, what if thing X hadn't happened to player Y, and what if alternate 50/50 calls had gone the other way discussions.

10/02/2018 - 3:08pm Are you guys saying they're…

Are you guys saying they're trying to sneaker one past us?

10/01/2018 - 7:53pm I've said this for a while. …

I've said this for a while.  There's a big stick held at the first down line.  How hard would it be to insert a tiny camera in the first down stick do you'd always have a down-the-line angle?  I can't count the number of times we've only had awkward 45 degree angles and refs are like "well no clean view of the marker line".  This seems like a super easy and obvious fix to that problem.  

10/01/2018 - 3:20pm I was shocked Metellus came…

I was shocked Metellus came back.  That looked like a broken hand/wrist for sure.  Glad it's not that bad.  

10/01/2018 - 2:03pm The bar I was watching at…

The bar I was watching at had the most perfectly synced audible groan when that flag popped up.  We didn't even cheer when it was on NW, it was more a surprised shocked muttering we didn't get hosed by a call for once.  

09/29/2018 - 8:48pm Incomprehensibly bad call…

Incomprehensibly bad call. So obviously stupid I’m almost assuming it was called on the wrong number because even grading by incompetent Big 10 ref standards that was beyond belief bad.  

09/29/2018 - 8:40pm Fantastic performance by the…

Fantastic performance by the D in the second half and an outstanding comeback by the offense, no matter how brutally hard the shithole refs made it.   

09/26/2018 - 6:28pm Yeah, I was looking at their…

Yeah, I was looking at their schedule and stats for Reverse Sheep picks recently, I assumed that was what triggered the ad.  

 

09/25/2018 - 12:46pm Welcome back Ace!  I've…

Welcome back Ace!  I've missed the gifs, glad you're back up and running (or close enough to it to enjoy giffing a game like this).

09/25/2018 - 12:31pm Also, the NFL cares about…

Also, the NFL cares about stopping hits to the head that can create concussions (or more accurately, they care about the perception that they care about stopping concussions), because those cause lawsuits.  Nobody's suing the NFL about blown ACLs so their incentive is to not care about stopping them. 

09/24/2018 - 2:12pm I think Ohio blows their…

I think Ohio blows their doors down and Penn State is exposed as the pretender they are.

 

It doesn't matter for us though, since we're going to beat them both down later this year. 

09/21/2018 - 2:26pm No, I don't consider them a…

No, I don't consider them a rival.  They're a team I want to beat because they're between us and a Big Ten Championship, and they're a program I don't particularly like because of, you know, rampant child rape, but they're not a rival in the way that OSU and MSU are.  There's nothing "on the line" besides conference standings with them, there's no deep history, they're just a good team in our division. 

09/21/2018 - 1:29pm Going back and rewatching…

Going back and rewatching the Hudson play, he's definitely legal (and I thought he was offsides live).  What a play to get the snap count that perfect.

 

Also, underrated part of that play: Chase and Mone absolutely destroying their blocks to be in position to obliterate the play if Hudson wasn't firing out of a cannon. 

09/20/2018 - 3:59pm I thought the "/s" in the…

I thought the "/s" in the post was obvious enough to go unspoken but evidently not...

09/18/2018 - 8:12pm This is a good thing that…

This is a good thing that makes me happy. Go Blue! 

09/18/2018 - 12:28pm I'm pretty sure we're…

I'm pretty sure we're cramping a lot because it has been unseasonably hot and humid. 

09/15/2018 - 8:33pm One of the worst officiated…

One of the worst officiated games I’ve seen.  Worst calls were against us but they did a shit job both ways.  If those were pass interference, I don’t know what a defender is supposed to do.  

09/13/2018 - 1:47pm I think it's very likely the…

I think it's very likely the staff has an account, or at the very least lurks, to see what the scuttlebutt is and if there's any rumors they need to get ahead of.  I similarly think it's pretty plausible that there are players who are on here, but I doubt any of the regular "big" users are players/coaches/staff.

09/13/2018 - 1:39pm I am not, no.   

 

I am not, no.   

 

09/13/2018 - 1:37pm If DPJ scores 6 TDs and goes…

If DPJ scores 6 TDs and goes over 300 yards and we DON'T win, I'm going to need to seriously reevaluate my season expectations.  

09/12/2018 - 1:10pm Not trying to troll,…

Not trying to troll, legitimate question here - why not just use the mobile site?  If it's a matter of an extra button press or two, why not bookmark the mobile site?  I agree, the app was way better than 2.0 on mobile, but at this point, the 3.0 site on mobile is pretty good, and not dramatically different than the app used to be.  I'm just curious what you think the app would add or make easier that you can't do with the mobile site now?

09/11/2018 - 11:41am Devil's advocate for a…

Devil's advocate for a moment here (because I think you're right): wouldn't that make going out and going full batshit passing be to our benefit then? If we have a game tape that's fairly even (ND), a game tape that's run them to death (Western), and a game tape of us throwing a million times and bombing them (SMU), wouldn't that make us more unpredictable and harder to game plan for if you're Wisconsin (or PSU, or MSU, or OSU)?  By doing wildly different stuff each early game strategically, wouldn't that more effectively conceal our tendencies and "real" playcalls? 

09/11/2018 - 11:36am I agree with your general…

I agree with your general sentiment, it'd be good to get the O Line some more live fire.  But it's risky, as, if our O Line can't hold up, there's the concerns about people teeing off on Patterson (I realize if our O Line can't hold up to SMU we have larger concerns, but I'm going to move past that).  There's also the sportsmanship/optics issue - it doesn't look great throwing bombs on a clearly inferior team up 30, and if the players take offense at it, higher chance of dirty hits that risk injury.  I like  the idea generally speaking, but I feel like the risks of injury and Bad Things (tm) outweigh the upside of getting the O Line more reps.  

09/10/2018 - 7:33pm Darnold is...not great at…

Darnold is...not great at football?   That pick six was a hilariously ill advised throw.

09/10/2018 - 2:03pm Did they at least outhit…

Did they at least outhit their opponents?

09/08/2018 - 9:02pm I think Metellus needs to…

I think Metellus needs to sit for a week.  That's back to back games he's made incredibly dumb penalties, no-discipline penalties.  I think he's a better player than Hawkins but needs to get his head straight and stop making preventable mistakes.  

09/08/2018 - 9:01pm Hot take: Devin Bush's…

Hot take: Devin Bush's dreads mullet is the most ridiculous hairstyle in Michigan Football history

09/08/2018 - 8:57pm Based on McCaffrey being the…

Based on McCaffrey being the first QB off the bench, and Peters playing at the very end of the 4th quarter with the 3s, I think that's the case.  Whether McCaffrey beat him out or Wally Pipp'd him when Peters was hurt last week, impossible to say.  As for the grad transfer, no clue what the dude plans, I'm not him.  

09/07/2018 - 3:40pm Seems conceivable.  Maybe…

Seems conceivable.  Maybe THE_KNOWLEDGE can tell us when it'll happen?

09/06/2018 - 2:54pm Great article Coyote. …

Great article Coyote.  Especially excellent insight on the option play, which I'll admit to think seemed dumb when called but, upon reading, I get why it makes sense, just didn't work.  

09/05/2018 - 3:23pm Possibly, and SIAP.  I…

Possibly, and SIAP.  I stayed off the blog from game end until late Monday, both due to Labor Day fun having and wanting to avoid what I assumed would be a tire fire after the loss.