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11/22/2010 - 12:38pm CC '91 here.  The uniforms

CC '91 here.  The uniforms were not my idea, but we were pretty good.

11/04/2010 - 11:39am Please

I don't want to be that guy, and gloat, but pretty, pretty please, when you receive these resumes from Snyder, Rosenberg, Sharp, et al in 5 years, can you be certain to interview them? 

And can I please be there to watch?  That's all I want.

10/07/2010 - 3:11pm HEY

Don't jinx it.  Go outside, turn around 3 times, spit, so you don't encounter the wrath of the thing from on high.  NOW!

10/07/2010 - 2:35pm If for no other reason than

If for no other reason than State probably won't ask Demens to play in space as much as one of the spread teams, right?

10/07/2010 - 2:27pm Red Bull + Head Injury= Optimism for Saturday

After reading this, I went back and re-read the UFR against UMass.  Perhaps it's the closed head injury talking, but there is reason for optimism vs. State.

1) Herron back, Roh more with his hand on the ground.  Minimizes Roh-no in LB, maximizes Roh-yes as DE.

2) Mike Martin.

3) State isn't a spread team-  they are more aggressive than usual, but still, a traditional attack.

10/05/2010 - 1:51pm I dunno

You say you're not a journalist?  You had me from the lede.

10/04/2010 - 5:46pm Regardless of how this season

Regardless of how this season ends, I will never, ever, ever, ever again wish that the Hat was coach at U-M.  He crazy!

10/04/2010 - 3:19pm Just turn this in to the bowl committee right now

And let me get an early start on travel plans.

Excellent work, for sure.

09/28/2010 - 10:33am No one commented on the best part of this:

The tag: "Taylor Lewan is the Continental".  +1.

09/27/2010 - 12:48pm I thought DG looked more like

I thought DG looked more like last year's Denard- trying to use innate athletic gifts, instead of following the play as it developed.  But, essentially, yes.

09/27/2010 - 12:14pm Gardner

I thought his passing, particularly the long ball, was the most impressive of the three.  (CATCH IT IF IT HITS YOUR HANDS, DAMMIT!)

But, his running was clearly behind Forcier- he appeared to still be used to being better than everyone on the field, and he wasn't making the good decisions on the read.  It is impressive how much faster Robinson is than the other two, though.

09/27/2010 - 10:48am The problem with this article

The problem with this article is they failed to ask an important question:  what kind of dogs did Martin handle?  I choose to believe it was Lhasa Apsos, for comedic effect, and I refuse to consider any evidence to the contrary.

09/20/2010 - 11:48am Perhaps if we were a bowl of

Perhaps if we were a bowl of petunias, we'd have a better shot.

09/20/2010 - 11:41am Not totally suicidal yet

But I am shopping for knives.

Seriously, on a positive note- the offense didn't quit, ever.  This is a young, terribly wafer thin team on defense, that just beat a rival on the road.  And, we didn't lose this one.  You and I both know there are recent U-M teams that would have, under Carr as well.

Are we remotely average on defense?  Probably not.  Are we as bad as we were on Saturday?  Also, probably not.

Punting is not winning.  Always go for it.  Also, field goals?  Not our thing.

09/17/2010 - 4:08pm /whistling past the graveyard

The one who stays will be a champion?


/you have to laugh, to keep from screaming.

09/17/2010 - 4:04pm Spelling isn't your strong

Spelling isn't your strong suit, is it?

Also, it's MICHIGAN.  Arrogant?  Damn right.  Why?  If you graduate, you have EARNED your arrogance.

09/17/2010 - 1:19pm Enjoyed

I enjoyed the pika. 

09/17/2010 - 9:32am Yes

Spread the word, people- don't boo the band, particularly not tomorrow.

09/15/2010 - 3:46pm Well, His hands were above

Well, His hands were above shoulder pad level...

09/15/2010 - 3:35pm Mike Martin

I kept thinking while watching the game that Mike Martin was everywhere.  Nice to see my assumptions were confirmed- he was really all over the place, wreaking havok. 

Also, the officiating was abysmal.  The holds?  Jesus.

09/06/2010 - 9:28pm Infuriated

I am in Section 33, row 1.  I am damn near as front as front can be.  I've had these seats for 12 years.

I am so sick of the "stand up police".  Trust me, you are not making more noise than me, and you know what else?  I'm watching the game.  I'm not Mr. Stand up, who is more concerned with whether or not I'm standing than with what's actually going on on the field.  Do I stand up on certain plays?  Yes.  Am I making noise while we're on offense?  NO, because I am not an idiot, unlike Mr. Stand Up.  I enjoyed his ass getting thrown out in the 2nd quarter, I did.


Watch the game.  Make LOTS of noise.  Don't be the stand up police.

08/25/2010 - 10:22am You know, I love beer, in

You know, I love beer, in many varieties, and I want to support local business, but I just can't get into what JP is doing with their beer.  I like about 3 oz of each beer, and then I'm over the taste.  To each his own, I suppose.  It's too early for a beer now, right?

08/25/2010 - 9:21am Plus, Hop Slam, while

Plus, Hop Slam, while delicious is better fresh.  The Oracle from Bell's is shipping next week.

08/18/2010 - 4:19pm I, for one,

welcome our ramshackle Burmese lean-to of a secondary.

08/18/2010 - 12:08pm Bright Side!

Anybody else still have eligibility?  I'm sure they could use a 36 year old fat guy with limited flexibility, mobility, or strength.  7.53 40 time!  Walk-on, baby, walk-on!

08/10/2010 - 3:04pm GET OUT OF MY BRAIN!

Exactly right.  Permanent captains tend to take ownership of the team, or ought to.

08/10/2010 - 1:20pm Captains

I know it's a small thing, but I'm glad RR relented on the permanent captains thing, at least in part.  That always rubbed me the wrong way, for reasons I can't really articulate.

Also, I'll take Rosenberg in the pool.

08/03/2010 - 3:42pm While generally I like Madej,

While generally I like Madej, and the work he's done thus far, this is just a joke.  It's a small inconvenience, sure, but geez.  My seats are in row 1 in the end zone.  LONG way to get a water and not miss any action.

08/03/2010 - 1:13pm But three lefts do.

But three lefts do.

07/30/2010 - 2:13pm Thank you

This series, from the worst to the best, has just reminded me how much I am looking forward to the fall, and to see what the team will do in the face of adversity.  As much as I hate to admit it, if we won all the games, it wouldn't be as much fun.

07/29/2010 - 4:09pm Your lips to Angry Michigan

Your lips to Angry Michigan Safety-Hating God's ears.

07/29/2010 - 2:42pm Neither

I draw your attention to the players listed at the "safety" position in the team of the decade for U-M.

07/29/2010 - 1:59pm I am a masochist

I could certainly watch Shazor eviscerate Dorien Bryant for hours on end. 

07/28/2010 - 12:51pm I include that play because

I include that play because it really brought home the depth of how fucked we were.  But, I do see your point as extremely valid.

07/28/2010 - 11:12am That Thomas fumble was the

That Thomas fumble was the most inarticulately angry I have ever been in my life.  I was living in New Hampshire, missing my girlfriend (now wife), and home, and resigned to watch U-M on a tiny TV.  When the ball came out, I got out of the papasan chair I was sitting in, then hurled it across the apartment, shattering the chair into a thousand shards of bamboo and rage.  My roommate came out of her room at the noise, saw my face, and went back inside to wait for the storm to pass.

07/27/2010 - 2:37pm When people minimize/devalue

When people minimize/devalue special teams, 2003 is the case study I point to.    Those fucking punts, indeed.

07/27/2010 - 11:55am Wow, these were fun to

Wow, these were fun to remember.  I can't wait until tomorrow's batch.

/drinks hemlock

07/26/2010 - 1:02pm What was that last position? 

What was that last position?  Safety?  I'm unfamiliar with the concept.

I knew that the safety corps had been bad here for a while, but this really, really put it in stark relief.  Geez. 

07/22/2010 - 9:19am And I'll tip back another 4.

And I'll tip back another 4.

07/21/2010 - 12:46pm I wouldn't want any kids near

I wouldn't want any kids near me during Saturday-  I wouldn't want them seeing my behavior/state.

07/21/2010 - 12:45pm Me- Founders Diablo del Noche

Me- Founders Diablo del Noche Imperial IPA

07/21/2010 - 12:15pm if you're bringing your 8

if you're bringing your 8 year old to Brewfest

Someone's gotta drive me home, right?

07/21/2010 - 11:48am Extra $25, but I get a

Extra $25, but I get a T-shirt what says "Beer Nut".  So, there's that.

What are you looking forward to the most?

07/21/2010 - 11:47am I do love me some black-eyed

I do love me some black-eyed pea soup.  This is creating a dilemma!

07/21/2010 - 11:42am This also bears

This also bears investigation.  Thanks!  I'll poll my band of drunken miscreants and see if we want delicious, or huge portions to starch up before drinking for 6 hours.

07/21/2010 - 11:40am I ordered my Michigan

I ordered my Michigan Brewer's Guild membership, so I should be able to get in 1 hr early on Sat. 

07/21/2010 - 11:36am You, sir, are a god among men

I just checked out the website.  This is ideal!  Thanks.

07/14/2010 - 10:24am I wish I had coding skills

I want to create a chart, akin to the terror alert system for David Brandon's pimp hand.

Currently, the pimp hand is at : Shaft.

06/23/2010 - 2:18pm Bloomfield Hills, MI

Felt it- couple of minutes of my building swaying and rolling-  only on the third story, though.  I do not like earthquakes.

06/14/2010 - 3:20pm Italian soccer is not what

Italian soccer is not what you should show to a non-fan to try to get them interested in the game.