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11/15/2018 - 8:32am Just out of curiosity, how…

Just out of curiosity, how many nonconference road games against Top 10 opponents have we played.  You mention the 2 wins over the last 55 years.  How many losses were there?

11/12/2018 - 1:05pm It makes me laugh to see…

It makes me laugh to see that MSU is aligned with Rutgers to end the season now on Rivalry Week.

11/02/2018 - 11:35pm Yes.  Every fan base has two…

Yes.  Every fan base has two thoughts about their best players:

1) player X is awesome, maybe the best ever, should really be in the running for the Heisman

2) same player X should stay in school another year to either get 1) more experience, 2) his degree or 3) both. 

10/29/2018 - 12:28pm My guess is OU and Michigan…

My guess is OU and Michigan get left out in the above scenario.  LSU, ND and Clemson would be locks.  I would think Bama would get in over Michigan and OU assuming their loss at LSU wasn't super bad.  I do think we would have the edge over OU as our loss is to a much better team than their loss and ours was on the road versus neutral site. 

10/26/2018 - 11:09am This is pretty easy if you…

This is pretty easy if you are a M fan:

Clemson or FSU?  FSU

Texas or Ok St?  Ok St

ND or Navy?  Navy

UGA or Fla?  Florida

Oklahoma or KState? KState

PSU or Iowa? Long tough hard hitting game.....

Purdue or MSU? Purdue

Bonus:  Saban retires.

10/26/2018 - 9:33am I assumed UT was the…

I assumed UT was the University of Texas. 

I think they have more claim to the T than Tennessee given the respective program histories. 

10/26/2018 - 8:14am I saw Ozzy last month at DTE…

I saw Ozzy last month at DTE, he looked pretty good and I think he was around 70!


10/25/2018 - 12:31pm Was really hoping for a lot…

Was really hoping for a lot more about the Gaul's after the jump. 

10/25/2018 - 10:19am While the hype does seem a…

While the hype does seem a little out of control, I think a bunch of positive exposure can only be good for recruiting.  

10/24/2018 - 6:13pm Are there any consequences…

Are there any consequences to a “reprimand”?  In particular to Devin Bush?

10/23/2018 - 9:48pm I don’t know.  Even if Urban…

I don’t know.  Even if Urban gets pushed out, he will get snapped up quickly by another top notch school.  He has 3 national titles to his name.  Plenty of schools will ignore the noise around him.  

10/22/2018 - 10:52am They also seem to drop off…

They also seem to drop off the first year when MSU lost to Carr. 

Reality is Dantonio is 2-3 against Harbaugh and Carr versus 6-1 versus RichRod and Hoke.

My guess is they will be lucky to maintain the 40% win rate Dantonio has achieved against top coaches as long as Harbaugh is around. 

10/22/2018 - 10:45am Can you get a transcript…

Can you get a transcript somewhere?  I always find it hard to find time where I can listen to it. 

10/21/2018 - 7:17pm I am hopeful Jim decides to…

I am hopeful Jim decides to finish his career here.  Be nice to have a 15ish year run of very good teams. 

10/21/2018 - 6:10pm People on this blog were…

People on this blog were posting that Harbaugh should be fired during the game yesterday.  There will always be haters/doubters unless you win every game every year.  I don’t even understand it.   Who would you hire?  Short of Belicheck or Saban (and given their age, not sure i would want them - ignoring the fact they would be impossible to hire) is there anyone that you would rather have? 10-3, 10-3, 8-5, 7-1 seems awesome to me given he took over a 5-7 team  






10/18/2018 - 11:03pm Old Town is a great spot. 

Old Town is a great spot. 

10/18/2018 - 7:03pm I agree with Don. If…

I agree with Don. If Mattison can be just a DL coach, Warriner can be just an OL coach.  Pay him top dollar and let him excel. 

10/17/2018 - 1:58pm We could lose this week, win…

We could lose this week, win out, win the B1G title game and win the Rose Bowl. 

Or we could win this week, lose to PSU and OSU and go to the Outback Bowl. 

Really depends on the whole season in my mind. 

10/16/2018 - 12:31pm I didn't really notice…

I didn't really notice against Wisconsin but in general losing a star starter is almost always a bad thing. 


10/16/2018 - 12:23pm Great article!  In…

Great article!  In particular, I like the screen shots with the arrows.  Really cool.  I am sure this took a long time to do but I would love to see more of it. 


10/10/2018 - 11:37am I agree.  Although we would…

I agree.  Although we would likely control our destiny losing any single game except PSU or OSU.  I would be shocked if MSU wins out in the B1G.  So I think we can really drop any B1G game. 

As for the CFP, I just don't think we are anywhere near the same level as Alabama. 

10/09/2018 - 6:24am How would we have beaten…

How would we have beaten them twice?

10/07/2018 - 10:25pm That’s a lot.  I think I was…

That’s a lot.  I think I was at everyone of them.  

Are you sure OSU 1997 wasn’t one?

09/18/2018 - 12:47pm I am with TK.  The rain is a…

I am with TK.  The rain is a weak excuse.  It wasn't even raining hard the whole second half. 

09/13/2018 - 11:56am Very few teams have gone…

Very few teams have gone undefeated in recent years.  Look at the past National Champions, only 3 of last 10 went undefeated.

2017 Alabama (13-1) lost at Auburn in game 12.  Now UCF was undefeated but easier schedule.

2016 Clemson (14-1) lost to Pitt at home in game 10. 

2015 Alabama (14-1) lost to Ole Miss at home in game 3.

2014 OSU (14-1) lost to VT at home in game 2.

2013 Florida St (14-0)

2012 Alabama (13-1) lost to Texas AM at home in game 10.

2011 Alabama (12-1) lost to LSU at home in game 9.

2010 Auburn (14-0)

2009 Alabama (14-0)

2008 Florida (13-1) lost to Ole Miss at home in game 4.

Oddly, most of these teams lost a home game, not on the road. 

With the playoff including 4 teams, you have a great shot at making the playoffs with only 1 loss and I would think it would almost be a guarantee if you have 1 loss and a Power 5 Conference title, especially with a Championship game.  But their is no margin for error once you lose.  You need to run the table although LSU in 2007 made the Championship game with 2 losses (12-2).  They had lost at Kentucky in game 7 and at home to Arkansas in game 12.   

09/12/2018 - 9:26am Oddly, this will be the…

Oddly, this will be the third time I have been to a game with SMU.  I saw SMU beat Arkansas in 1984 at Texas Stadium as a high school kid when I lived in Dallas.  I also saw Texas beat SMU in Austin in 1986.  That was SMUs last year before the "death penalty" ended the program for 3 years.  SMU was an uppity school then, maybe they still are.  The visiting fans had shirts that said something along the lines of "Our gardeners and maids went to Texas".  

Really a huge fall for SMU.  From almost winning the national title in 1982 (finished #2 at 11-0-1) to the death penalty to falling out of a Power Conference. 

Michigan should roll

09/10/2018 - 11:56am Hard to tell from those…

Hard to tell from those views I think.  The one looking up is not straight up the goal post and you don't know when it passes the goal post on the one from the kickers view. 

I will say that no one has a better view than the ref staring straight up. 

Given that there isn't a camera shooting straight up, I get why they are not reviewable. 

What is considered good anyways?  Center of ball inside center of post?

08/31/2018 - 12:57pm I am going but 0 for 4…

I am going but 0 for 4 historically there (90, 98, 02, 14).  Hoping for better.

08/27/2018 - 11:53am ND already plays M, MSU and…

ND already plays M, MSU and Purdue somewhat regularly.  My guess is they aren’t looking for more Midwest exposure.  They did play in the regular season in 1995 and 1996 when M-ND took a 2 year hiatus. 

06/14/2018 - 12:39pm What is Maples?  I live sort…

What is Maples?  I live sort of near Derby and the guy across the street from me has a Maples flag he puts up sometimes. 

06/14/2018 - 12:35pm My son applied to M…

My son applied to M Engineering as an instate student in 2015 with a 3.84 gpa from a good private school and a 32 ACT and got deferred then denied. Both my wife and I are M alums as well  

He ended up going to Purdue and loves it so maybe it worked out. 

06/12/2018 - 12:44pm Better traction on my 2013…

Better traction on my 2013 Shelby GT500.  Given the horsepower, be nice if some larger tires fit back there without having to replace the wheels. 

06/05/2018 - 8:42pm The one on the left is best. 

The one on the left is best. 

06/05/2018 - 7:11pm Clean look. Hope the…

Clean look. Hope the infrastructure is better so it doesn’t crash during big M events. 

05/31/2018 - 6:20pm The funny part is the games didn’t start at noon back then.

Until about 1985 or so, all non TV games, which there were quite a few, were at 1 pm. Now this is only an hour different than noon but it’s not that different than 3:30 either. Now there were less games to watch then too.

05/31/2018 - 5:52am More anecdotal

I agree with mGrowOld. I dumped my tickets after the 2013 season, mainly due to DB. I had been a season ticket holder since being a student in 1988. He had the AD headed in a horrible direction and thought nothing of “misrepresenting”facts. My favorite was when he announced season hockey tickets were going to be cheaper. He never mentioned that there were less home games and he moved a M-MSU home game to Soldier Field that was not part of the season ticket package. Cost per game actually went up. Note: M hockey is a little weird in that you have to renew your season tickets prior to knowing the schedule.

Unlike mGrowOld, I resumed being a football season ticket holder in 2015 (actually got better seats too) once DB was booted out and Hackett and Harbaugh were brought on board.

05/02/2018 - 7:26pm Never Muskie fished in Ohio

They do catch them from shore on Lake St Clair, especially in the fall. They cast big rubber baits like Medusa’s and Pounders.

05/02/2018 - 7:14pm Maybe just a bad day.

You could try varying your depths. I like the minnows between halfway down and a couple feet off the bottom. Also, I do better with sucker minnows than golden shiners.

05/02/2018 - 12:49pm Hmm

I would think that area would be good for pike on tip-ups. 

My suggestion would be try it at first ice and fish near and in the weeds with sucker minnows. 

Ice fishing seems to slow mid-winter.


05/02/2018 - 12:47pm They are really awesome fish.

Tough, big, acrobatic, easily accessible. 


05/02/2018 - 12:46pm Depends on the body of water

I fish mainly big water and trolling tends to be the most effective.  This is especially new when starting out as you cover more water and have more lines in play.  A Lake St Clair setup is generally 6-8 lines out on planer boards pulling body baits at 4 mph anywhere from 5-12 feet deep.  On the St Lawrence, planer boards are less used and lures are more stacked vertically as the water is deeper. 

Where do you intend to try it?

05/02/2018 - 12:29pm What type of fish?

Boat or shore?

05/02/2018 - 11:49am some other gear

Necessary: small pair of needle nose pliers for unhooking fish. Hat, sunglasses, suntan lotion, snacks for little ones.

Nice to have: a small landing net in case you hook a larger fish, a stringer in case you intend to keep fish to eat.

05/02/2018 - 11:44am Where were you ice fishing?

My buddies and I had some pretty good success in the metro Detroit area. Some pike on various lakes and tons of perch on Lake St Clair.

05/02/2018 - 11:41am My two favorite fish to target are Muskies and Tarpon

I fish muskies on Lake St Clair and the St Lawrence River mainly, starting in June and going through December.

Tarpon in South Florida, mainly the Keys. I go next week for the annual trip.

Been walleye and bass fishing a lot this spring and it has been great. In fact the bass fishing has been phenomenal. In four bass trips, me and two others have caught 97 Smallmouth along with 3 walleye and 2 muskies. 6 of the Smallmouth have been over 5 lbs although barely, none over 5 lbs, 5 oz.

05/02/2018 - 11:35am Interesting

So I guess I am an alumnus of the University of Texas as well as Michigan as I went there for my first two years before transferring. Not sure UT considers me one as the donation office hasn’t hit me up once.

05/01/2018 - 11:57am Shorten the season, expand the playoffs

Fans love watching playoff games and fans love watching the drive to make the playoffs. 

Have 16 teams make it, do four rounds of 7 game series.  End the regular season Labor Day weekend which probably means a season has 140 games or so. 

This solves the season dilemna, next need to speed up the games. 

05/01/2018 - 11:51am I like this

But I would also say shorten the regular season by a month.  Around 140 games is plenty. 

05/01/2018 - 11:45am On grass or field turf still?

might move more like baseball 

04/19/2018 - 12:25pm Coin flip method might be generous

I feel like they get it wrong more than half the time.