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12/13/2018 - 11:04pm Definitely had food…

Definitely had food poisoning from hotdogs at Wrigley once when I was a lad.  Spent a solid 4-5 hours having it come out both ends.  Have hated the Cubs ever since.

12/13/2018 - 12:16pm Yeah, well, that's pretty…

Yeah, well, that's pretty much why rivals are a thing.  You care more about beating them than other teams...

12/12/2018 - 1:11pm Fyi for those to come who…

Fyi for those to come who also have never heard of him and wonder, this Manny Diaz fellow does not seem to have any connection to Michigan football.  Per googling.

12/09/2018 - 8:50am Haha.  Solid.

Haha.  Solid.

12/06/2018 - 12:17pm I would prefer to drop 3…

I would prefer to drop 3 teams from the Big, be 11 teams, play 10 conference games (full round-robin) and crown a champion via tiebreakers if needed. 

For Michigan, the two non-conference games would hopefully be played home-home against interesting FBS opponents in big markets or interesting destinations to serve recruiting and alumni alike.   Thinking USC, UCLA, Cal, Stanford, Washington, Florida schools (yes even UF because Florida has recruits), Texas, Colorado, Georgia, Ole Miss, etc.  Bring back the majesty of college football.

If CFP went to 8 teams, this would be even more paletable from the standpoint of making the playoffs.  I wish teams were rewarded for playing good teams rather than beating up on mediocre or bad programs.

12/04/2018 - 5:48pm "The name's Dererk."

-- "…

"The name's Dererk."

-- "... pardon?"

"Yes, that's right."

12/04/2018 - 5:11pm Tomorrow is a national day…

Tomorrow is a national day of mourning.  Your school hates America.

Tomorrow is a golf day.

12/02/2018 - 5:43pm I don't think the peach bowl…

I don't think the peach bowl is meaningless.  If we lose, i will be less happy than if we win.

I don't have a Rashan comment but to call it a meaningless game is a bit of an exaggeration. 

If all that matters is college football playoffs, then basically every game played after losing 1 game is meaningless, and definitely every game played when losing two games is meaningless, which I just don't agree with.  A 10-2 season is not the same as a 5-7 season to me, so games must have meaning outside of CFP.

I care about all-time win record. I care about historical record vs individual teams (even Florida).  I care about bowl wins and I think it's cool that players will have a chance to go to a bowl game and see a new venue and have bew experiences.  I care that Michigan gets to play a game in a different region and that local fans will have the opportunity to see the team play in person.

As a Michigan man, it's not meaningless to me.

 

11/30/2018 - 4:22pm Dude, it's November.  Relax.

Dude, it's November.  Relax.

11/24/2018 - 7:37am Most underrated point: the…

Most underrated point: the schedule was better when the season ended before Thanksgiving.  Completely agree.

11/24/2018 - 5:35am Beat Ohio.  LFG!

Beat Ohio.  LFG!

11/23/2018 - 10:01pm Parlor is the closest to you…

Parlor is the closest to you.  I enjoyed going there 3 years ago for a game.  Get there early.

 

I have gone to Q's twice and left before gametime each time.  The tables are set up in a horrible configuation and only like 10 seats have good views of the screens head-on.  Those are always filled before I get there 35 minutes before kick.  It's been frustrating.

11/23/2018 - 5:45am For a week that is basically…

For a week that is basically vacation, it sure is moving slowly.  Tomorrow cannot come aoon enough.  Go Blue baby!!

11/22/2018 - 1:33pm Did not enjoy the last…

Did not enjoy the last sentence but Michigan will, for the foreseeable future, have an uphill battle when it comes to recruiting.  Michigan needs to recruit virtually nationally to capture enough talent to compete, while there is probably enough talent/ population in Ohio for Ohio.  Luckily, the Michigan alumni base and brand are strong in practically every inch of this country so it's doable, though it requires greater resources and effort.

11/21/2018 - 10:15pm Wow.   Love it.  Would love…

Wow.   Love it.  Would love to see it, even if someone just posts phone-recorded video of the tv.

11/21/2018 - 4:00pm Great point.  To add, why…

Great point.  To add, why does this blog keep reminding people that Michigan plays Ohio this weekend???  Don't you know if everyone knows about the game they will be more likely to want tickets, and the scalpers who just bought tickets to turn them into cash money will profit?  Keep quiet about the game or the ticket scalpers/ terrorists win.

11/19/2018 - 2:49pm The Big Ten needs to step up…

The Big Ten needs to step up, reduce payouts to schools, and pay for the highest caliber, full-time referees, along with recruiting and training.  Pay these guys $250k equivalent if they are used all season, have them go through training 4 days a week, have a stable of 200 guys competing to officiate games.  Demote guys when they make big mistakes and fire them when it's clear they aren't learning.  Make refereeing a priority.

11/15/2018 - 9:53pm Ann and Arbor obviously.

 

Ann and Arbor obviously.

 

Congrats on your pack of wolverines.

11/14/2018 - 8:45pm So much revenge.  Nice to…

So much revenge.  Nice to feel good in two sports!  Bang bang!

11/13/2018 - 1:52pm The Maroons certainly still…

The Maroons certainly still have a football team!

https://athletics.uchicago.edu/sports/fball/index

I'd rather play Chicago than Middle Tennessee next year just for historical lolz.  Might be dangerous for Chicago though.

10/30/2018 - 4:53pm This explains so much about…

This explains so much about you Hatter.

10/29/2018 - 6:52pm Eh, not the biggest fan of…

Eh, not the biggest fan of this move.  Chris Webber made my college experience worse - the team was not great 2003-2006 while I was in school, in part due to the sanctions.  

On the other hand, I can partly thank him for pretty much always getting bleacher room/ Maize Rage for all the games since not many srudent season ticket holders were competing with me for space!  NIT win was decently cool, all things considered (early round home games!).

Overall slightly negative on this.

10/25/2018 - 12:00pm I think it's a custom…

I think it's a custom shakeweight.  For practice.

10/15/2018 - 7:26pm Do not worry.  It's written…

Do not worry.  It's written in correct grammar, using letters formed into words, which together convey meaning from writer to reader.  Therefore, it is incomprehensible to Sparty scouts.

10/15/2018 - 12:12pm Oh, maybe you were confused…

Oh, maybe you were confused.  The MSU/Michigan tailgate is for a FOOTBALL game.

10/15/2018 - 12:12am Eh, maybe your example is…

Eh, maybe your example is bad - if OSU really wanted to spit him out it wouldn't have sent him to non-credit classes.  That actually sounds like they really wanted to help him!

10/15/2018 - 12:02am Agree. Goose is the man. …

Agree. Goose is the man.  Horrible analogy but it's okay and forgiven - passion/ heat of the moment typing.

10/12/2018 - 11:34am Couldn't find any Youtube…

Couldn't find any Youtube videos of the Retiarius vs. Secutor matches, weird.  Were they PPV-only or something?

10/11/2018 - 3:49pm You had me at mollywomped…

You had me at mollywomped hogmollies.

09/14/2018 - 1:29pm I would be a huge Kuala…

I would be a huge Kuala Lumpur Lions fan.  Great call Brian.

09/11/2018 - 2:26pm After bball last year, I can…

After bball last year, I can safely say that if LA hosts a West regional at Staples Center, it will be a home game for Michigan.  Pulling for it.

09/06/2018 - 10:48pm Agreed.

 

When I was 9 I…

Agreed.

 

When I was 9 I was lucky if I found a couple of broken glass bottles to entertain me on a Saturday.  It was mostly just lazy days licking paint chips off the carpet and and napping under the village powerlines.

09/04/2018 - 5:11pm Same as before.  8-4 bowl…

Same as before.  8-4 bowl toss-up (win?).

09/04/2018 - 10:54am Were there any false starts…

Were there any false starts in this game?  I was there and was pretty impressed with the lack of issues related to noise - especially for a first game.  It was pretty damn loud and I was in the "Michigan" section (half ND anyway).

09/04/2018 - 10:46am This is why you never build…

This is why you never build a statue of, name your kid after, or choose a user name of someone still alive.  #themoreyouknow

08/31/2018 - 10:50pm Present!  God, i forgot how…

Present!  God, i forgot how much South Bend sucks.  I should have stayed in Chicago tonight...

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08/30/2018 - 3:06pm Easy fixes - schedule better…

Easy fixes - schedule better teams and remove some TV timeouts (now we should eliminate the kickoff as I think Ace said on the podast since playes can fair catch anywhere inside the 25 on kickoffs and still get it at the 25).  

08/29/2018 - 8:14pm I think all the people who…

I think all the people who complain about H/H and A/A are really not seeing this right.  We have two tougher games at HOME every other year.  It's tough to get to the playoff without winning virtually all games, so I'd rather than a shot every other year than a minimal shot every year.  High Beta ftw.

08/29/2018 - 8:04pm I believe this post was…

I believe this post was supposed to be about Wheatears.  

 

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08/29/2018 - 7:59pm That would be great actually.

That would be great actually.

08/29/2018 - 7:59pm Ditch PSU, Maryland, Rutgers…

Ditch PSU, Maryland, Rutgers, add ND.  Great conference.  Honestly, could ditch MSU and add Vandy or something.  I'd be fine with that too.  MSU is just such an embarrassment.

08/28/2018 - 4:23pm Baring a scandal like OSU,…

Barring a scandal like OSU, MSU, PSU, Maryland, which I don't think we'll see, I'll take Harbaugh as coach for life.  I don't care about W/Ls.  I know he will do things the right way and put his soul into it.  It's about the process not the results for me.

08/26/2018 - 5:43pm What?

What?

08/23/2018 - 3:52pm Would strike USC from this…

Would strike USC from this list.  It doesn't fit.

08/21/2018 - 10:06pm Come on, you are a historian…

Come on, you are a historian!  Get it together.

08/21/2018 - 5:24pm The Pope is a Michigan fan.

The Pope is a Michigan fan.

Urban covered up my other sign.

Notre dame leprechaun/ chicken.

 

Those are solid.

I am going but will be sans-sign.  Traveling with a large sign sounds annoying.

08/20/2018 - 8:59am Fortnite is the only source…

Fortnite is the only source I trust for this type of news.

08/17/2018 - 12:43pm If it's closed-circuit how…

If it's closed-circuit how can Michigan watch?  Doesn't make any sense.

08/16/2018 - 1:51pm HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!