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01/09/2019 - 11:08pm Shall we accept good from…

Shall we accept good from God and not trouble??

01/09/2019 - 10:28am Several years ago I was at O…

Several years ago I was at O'Hare, about to depart Chicago for Miami, and at the gate I noticed a very large, muscled human with a block M on his polo. He looked youngish but definitely too old to be a current player, so I thought maybe he could be a former player.

So I walked over and said "Go Blue!" and it was Jerry Montgomery. He was on his way to FL on a recruiting trip. Super nice guy, very down to earth, humble, willing to chat for a few minutes.

He mentioned that he had been a four year starter at Iowa under Hayden Fry and Kirk Ferentz. Pretty nice pedigree, especially for a lineman. He was a huge part of restructuring our defense after its entire decimation during the RRod years.

01/08/2019 - 2:19pm Let's not complicate things …

Let's not complicate things - Chris Webber, hands down.

Can you IMAGINE Webber playing on a Beilein team?? Apart from dominating the post, his passing skills, ability to trigger, run, or finish the fast break, and pick and roll ability would make him a perfect and deadly fit for Beilein's style of play.

Cazzie and Rudy T would also have to be in the discussion but I never saw either of them play so I'll just go with the best M player I've ever seen.

01/05/2019 - 11:55pm I’ll go with Wheatley. Just…

I’ll go with Wheatley. Just a perfect back - big, strong, fast, shifty. So exciting to watch him play 

01/03/2019 - 2:45pm ‘98 Rose Bowl, the only bowl…

‘98 Rose Bowl, the only bowl game I have ever attended. 

Washington State jumps on us early, leading 7-0 and driving for another score.

WSU section next to us begins the “overrated” chant.

Then Woodson’s pick in the end zone.

Every Michigan fan around me rose to their feet and began chanting at the WSU section, “Heisman! Heisman!”

So satisfying

01/01/2019 - 10:42pm His 3rd string qb wasn’t…

His 3rd string qb wasn’t prepared.

Fixed that for you.

01/01/2019 - 7:10pm Matthew Stafford this season…

Matthew Stafford this season:

QBR: 49.3 (27th)
Yards: 3,511 (15th)
TD: 19 (20th)
Rating: 88.7 (25th)
Salary: $25m (5th)

Lions. Still screwed.

12/29/2018 - 10:01pm When I was in school it…

When I was in school (mid 80’s) it seemed like we grew OL on trees. One might hobble off the field, another would lumber on, and there was no noticeable drop off.

When was the last time we had quality starters AND depth??

12/29/2018 - 6:48pm Just a thought - Devin Bush…

Just a thought - Devin Bush suffered an ugly injury vs OSU, and Rashan Gary struggled with a shoulder injury the entire season.

Although both could have played vs Florida, it could be argued that their risk of injury was greater than normal and could have cemented their respective decisions to sit out. 

For my part I do not think bowl games are meaningless. That said, I can’t argue with Bush and Gary playing it safe. Many (most?) of us would make the same decision, especially with so much money at stake

12/23/2018 - 3:03pm It would be bad.

It would be bad.

12/11/2018 - 11:43am And he made a great catch to…

And he made a great catch to beat Alabama!!

Would to be sweet to see the young lad repeat that feat someday...

12/11/2018 - 11:36am I seem to recall that John…

I seem to recall that John Kolesar was undersized as well. A friend of mine lived in South Quad and ran into him in the elevator once, said he couldn’t believe he was on the football team.

But man, what a big time playmaker he was for Michigan, all four years. Fast. Good hands. Just a terrifIc player. 

And a veritable Buckeye killer. 

12/11/2018 - 10:23am Yup. When it comes to…

Yup. When it comes to pilfering another team’s 5* recruit, if you can, you do. 

12/09/2018 - 9:30am Ok, fair enough. But had you…

Ok, fair enough. But had you been the head coach this year, would you have wanted to throw it that much after what we saw in the ND game?

I am not an X’s and O’s guy, but it seems like the run heavy philosophy JH/Pep employed this year had a lot to do with wanting to get Shea to the OSU game upright. Understandable given the last few seasons. They adopted a philosophy that tried to shield Shea from the shakiness of our OL.

Of course you could say “well why is our OL so shaky? Isn’t the HC responsible for that too?” Sure, but we’re talking about QB development. I don’t doubt JH on that front.

Again, let’s hope Shea comes back so we can see how JH does with a quality 2nd year starter, something he has not yet had at UM

12/08/2018 - 10:04pm Have you taken into…

Have you taken into consideration the situation Harbaugh walked into? 

I think he’s done pretty well:

Year 1: grad transfer QB who lost his job at Iowa has one of the best passing seasons ever at UM, drafted in 4th round

Year 2: QB who had ZERO offers from any other D1 school puts up very solid numbers

Year 3: Perfect storm of suck. It happens. QB’s 1&2 get hurt, QB 3 is grad transfer bust. OL can’t protect, WR’s are all frosh

Year 4: Brings in 5* transfer, has one of the best passing seasons in school history

Ok it’s not perfect, we need to get Shea throwing downfield to WR’s more often.

But Harbaugh’s skills are not in question here. Let’s see what happens when he finally gets more than a season and change out of one QB. Seems like a good bet that the results will be good

12/07/2018 - 2:28pm Somewhere I read that 7 of…

Somewhere I read that 7 of 10 Wehrmacht soldiers killed in WW2 were killed by the Russians

12/07/2018 - 11:03am Harrowing

Harrowing

12/07/2018 - 10:40am My mother's uncle was a…

My mother's uncle was a Marine and fought in the Pacific. When we visited his farm as kids we saw captured Japanese flags hanging in his garage. Naturally we wanted to hear everything. Just as naturally he wasn't willing to say anything.

"You don't wanna hear that shit," was all we could ever get out of him.

12/06/2018 - 10:58pm I was a senior in ‘89 and I…

I was a senior in ‘89 and I can’t understand that view. Have you forgotten what a thrill ride that was? Frieder quiting 2 days b/f the tourney? Rice averaging 30/game, a record that still stands and may never be broken? The blood battle with the Flyin Illini in the semi? OT thriller in the final?

Dude. I love football too but man, I wouldn’t trade the ‘89 title experience for anything

12/06/2018 - 10:53pm *almost*

*almost*

12/06/2018 - 5:48pm Yes. Not more than, but just…

Yes. Not more than, but just as much as.

I was on campus for the ‘89 hoops title and I was in attendance at the ‘98 Rose Bowl. Both experiences were exhilarating, neither better than the other. 

Seeing Coach B cut down the nets with his team would be one of my sweetest and most satisfying moments as a Michigan fan, no less so than seeing Harbaugh lift the CFP trophy. Both are just so, so hard to do.

12/06/2018 - 10:44am I'm not sure why I love it…

I'm not sure why I love it so much, it's probably not healthy.

A friend of mine at work once told me that Michigan fans are like a cult.

I fixed him with a hard stare and said "Only the outsiders say that!"

12/04/2018 - 11:00am Beat them. Didn't smoke them.

Beat them. Didn't smoke them.

12/03/2018 - 2:53pm I like this.

You would…

I like this.

You would still have some politicking and selection controversy, but only for 3 of the 8 teams, and for seeding. 5 of 8 selected teams are 100% objective - win your conference and you qualify.

It makes P5 conference title games de facto playoff games. 

Raises the stakes of P5 conference play.

8 is a perfect number. Not 12, not 16. It should be difficult to qualify for the CFP

 

 

12/02/2018 - 8:56pm No hate, only love. 

Good…

No hate, only love. 

Good luck young man, and thanks for your solid effort for Michigan

12/02/2018 - 5:48am GHWB, racist?

Not your best…

GHWB, racist?

Not your best moment

12/02/2018 - 5:46am Very stupid comment. Blaming…

Very stupid comment. Blaming a president for choosing a justice in line with his own political views? I suppose he should have chosen someone who had political views the opposite of his own?

Yeah, name a president who knowingly did that

12/02/2018 - 5:41am James Baker says right back…

James Baker says right back atcha 

11/27/2018 - 12:48pm In one of Brian’s opponent…

In one of Brian’s opponent watch posts he said the Bucks were as scary as a bear that had eaten two trays of pot brownies. Looks like the bear is high, but...still a bear. If it decides to maul you, you will be in trouble.

Talent was always there for them. Prior to the season many said this would be Meyer’s best ever OSU team. I guess the pot brownies wore off at exactly the wrong time.

11/27/2018 - 12:41pm It is a little known fact…

It is a little known fact that Satan’s global HQ is located directly beneath the Horseshoe. I have a seminary degree, so you can take that to the bank 

11/27/2018 - 12:34pm Me too

Me too

11/25/2018 - 9:16pm Losing to OSU, in itself, is…

Losing to OSU, in itself, is not surprising.

Losing the way we did was absolutely shocking. In most profound depths of the Rich Rod and Hoke eras, we never took a loss like this. 62 points?! This is what OSU does to cupcakes!!

On the whole, still very happy with 10-2, especially given how scared we all were after the ND game. But I would still say that the way we lost was stunning

11/24/2018 - 5:58pm What are you smoking and can…

What are you smoking and can I have some?

11/24/2018 - 5:50pm I know, I just don’t get it…

I know, I just don’t get it. Same with their notoriously lousy run D. We ran on MSU but not OSU??

The vagaries of sports...

11/24/2018 - 5:26pm Still very satisfying. I…

Still very satisfying. I mean come on, how did that part of the schedule look after the ND game??

11/24/2018 - 3:08pm We ran against MSU, but can…

We ran against MSU, but can’t against OSU?

smh

11/24/2018 - 12:52pm Yeah, if only we had a DC…

Yeah, if only we had a DC who knew how to adjust 

11/24/2018 - 12:51pm Maybe need to see more Evans…

Maybe need to see more Evans today??

11/24/2018 - 10:08am Uncle Fester!!

Uncle Fester!!

11/24/2018 - 9:29am The Hideous Minions of Evil…

The Hideous Minions of Evil must be defeated.

The Dark Times must come to an end...

...and all things good and true must be restored.

May today be that long awaited day!!

 

11/24/2018 - 9:18am Thank you B618!

Here’s to a…

Thank you B618!

Here’s to a Michigan win today!!

11/24/2018 - 9:13am YES!!

Now just win the game…

[sorry, double post]

11/24/2018 - 9:13am YES!!

Now just win the game…

YES!!

Now just win the game!!!

11/23/2018 - 11:31pm With gorgeous horn parts!!

With gorgeous horn parts!!

Baby, ooooooh don’t waste your time...

11/23/2018 - 11:24pm Based in Chicago. Lived in…

Based in Chicago. Lived in Colombia 3 years in the 90’s. Currently travel all over. Have been to Chile only once, liked it a lot

11/23/2018 - 11:15pm Thank you both for your…

Thank you both for your service

11/23/2018 - 11:13pm Thank you Ray! And many…

Thank you Ray! And many thanks to your dad for his service. Go blue indeed

11/23/2018 - 7:58pm Saludos, fellow traveler in…

Saludos, fellow traveler in LatAm here.

What you need is a friend in the US who plans to watch the game on their computer. Then share screens via Skype.

11/23/2018 - 3:59pm Happy birthday! I hit the…

Happy birthday! I hit the big 5-0, then the big 5-1. I’ve lost interest in all the sports I used to be fanatical about - except for CFB. That will be a life long addiction. There is no cure!

11/23/2018 - 3:16pm Thank you SmotheringD!

No…

Thank you SmotheringD!

No disrespect to vets was intended