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10/19/2018 - 7:07am That's cool. Though I fired…

That's cool. Though I fired the Player and the Fan after listening to them bitch (again) about the playcalling after a good win over Wisconsin. At some point, I just want to enjoy the team and stop listening to the whining and nit picking. 

 

*Edit* Wow. Just read the rest of the comments. This escalated quickly. 

 

I do have a question that has been bugging me for awhile. If Guy A and Girl B both go to a party, both get hammered, and then have sex, how does consent work? I'm 100% in favor of saying a guy who has had a beer that has sex with a girl who is drunk has commited a crime. I have a daughter, and I am very concerned about her when she eventually goes to college. 

That said, I also have a son. And at least when I was there parties, beer, and sex were pretty closely entwined. I did see two very drunk people willingly pair off and have sex more than once.  If they both aren't capable of consent I'm not comfortable with holding him culpable for rape. 

10/18/2018 - 12:13pm Because they are the…

Because they are the Butthurt nation. 

 

10/17/2018 - 10:13am I'm so sorry. I realize…

I'm so sorry. I realize there is a lot of pain packed into that story and year. 

10/16/2018 - 11:22am The play calling thing is…

The play calling thing is just dumb. That horse is dead and the corpse savaged. She has stated she doesn't like the fact that he doesn't have a named OC. She knows he hasn't, doesn't, and won't. So why ask? 

That said, I like Angelique. I think she does a good job overall. 

The reporters hate Fort Schembechler. It is what it is. They have a role. 

10/16/2018 - 11:10am There were also the source…

There were also the source of the term 'Laconic' due to their tendancy to not speak much. Something their fans don't share.  

10/16/2018 - 11:04am I'M SO TIRED OF THE LITTLE…

I'M SO TIRED OF THE LITTLE BROTHER BULL$HIT. 

He's been trolling us and saying shit about us for 10 years. That's why I call them butt hurt nation. We have a player who says one thing, they ride it for a decade. They talk shit for the entire 10 years and it's just how it is. F*ck them. 

I'm better now. 

10/16/2018 - 11:02am Again, we have to be ready…

Again, we have to be ready for the rogering we will get in officiating. Maybe I'm a homer, maybe I'm biased, but I just have a feeling that our D line is going to get held like hell, with no calls, and that's going to open up opportunities for Lawerke. 

10/15/2018 - 5:04pm The man is a flat out good…

The man is a flat out good coach. He's a complete Dick who plays to the worst aspects of the butthurt in Spartan nation, but he's a good coach. 

10/15/2018 - 4:55pm We have to get used to the…

We have to get used to the idea that we will have no calls in our favor this weekend. None. We just have to plan for it and play through it. 

I hope we hit hard and throw that '60 minutes of unnecessary roughness' BS in their faces. 

10/12/2018 - 10:02am Not sure what he's doing now…

Not sure what he's doing now. I hope he's a D line coach somewhere,because I think he could do that really well. 

10/10/2018 - 11:25am I'm 45 now. When I'm 90 it…

I'm 45 now. When I'm 90 it will be too soon. 

 

Same for the Wisconsin Drive mentioned earlier, or the Cordell Stewart to Westbrook throw. 

10/10/2018 - 11:24am Last I checked it was up to…

Last I checked it was up to 75K! Let's double his last years income! Give the guy some breathing room to recover.

10/05/2018 - 11:55am So, I'm going to sound like…

So, I'm going to sound like a dick, but I don't mean to. Do you compare your ability to predict Michigan vs. other teams? I found I was able to predict 'Bama and MSU from their formations about as much as I could UM. But I'll repeat my caveat that I don't have a well trained football mind. 

Is there a team that you hold up that you say 'Wow! Just sitting here i have no clue what they are going to run!'. 

My own predilection for offense is that of what I saw as a student. A pro caliber O line knocking the D lines back 2-3 yards before Wheatley blasted through a whole and over someone in the secondary. :-)

That said, I know there are other ways to get this done. 

Do I wish Michigan would do things that seem obvious to me? Yes! I get frustrated on game day when a run goes for nothing. 

But I also I guess have more trust in the coaching staff to dial up plays. The example of the higdon play that would have gotten good yardage had he hit the open lanes, and not the linebacker, are an example to me of what they can do. OSU's game plan last year is an example of what they can do. The fact that they aren't doing what we all would seem obvious (isn't that also, by nature, predictable?) suggests, at least to me, that they have reasons. 

The biggest problem I think most have with this coaching staff is we will never, ever know what those reasons are. 

I do miss the train formation. 

 

10/05/2018 - 10:58am When will the points be…

When will the points be fixed? Can’t happen too sound 

10/05/2018 - 10:18am could the reticent attitude…

could the reticent attitude towards running Shae be due to ptsd from our QB situation last year?

10/04/2018 - 4:19pm Valid point. And this is…

Valid point. And this is maybe where I expose my own ignorance but I had thought that part of the reason Harbaugh valued complexity was that tiny nuances in base sets made them very difficult to scout. Remember the comment at B1G media days that every weekend UM showed something different that no one had seen before? 

I think that is what he wants, and is maybe limited by the age of the players. Last year he was very limited. This year they are developing into it. Next year I'd hope to have things fully in line. 

But this is my meta analysis, as a non football guy. :-)

10/04/2018 - 3:10pm I'm with you there. I think…

I'm with you there. I think UM is on the right track. Is it where I'd want? 

No. 

Is what I want (dominating UM and MSU and running scoring plays with impunity, and regularly pitching shutouts?) reasonable? 

Hell no. 

10/04/2018 - 12:49pm That's one thing I never got…

That's one thing I never got. You hear people say 'Oh, Recruit X won't want to come to Michigan/Ohio State/Wherever because in the SEC they have warm weather...'

Yes. Yes they do. Like 100 degrees and 100 % humidity warm while you are practicing in August...

10/04/2018 - 12:29pm One of the things that…

One of the things that frustrates me a bit is we seem to be getting criticism from both sides. 

I'm not a football expert by any stretch of the imagination. But I can't go a day without hearing both 'Our offense is too complex' and 'Our offense is too predictable'. 

10/03/2018 - 9:19pm Locked On Wolverines is…

Locked On Wolverines is amazing. 

10/03/2018 - 1:01pm His teams that came out with…

His teams that came out with a bad attitude were: 

8-4

9-4

8-4

12-0

10-3.

Using the standards by which he judges the team today, 4-5 of those seasons were failures. 

10/03/2018 - 12:57pm Disagree. As an example I've…

Disagree. As an example I've read/heard multiple times when he talks about how his teams dominated the B1G. Yes, they won more titles. However, the B1G was far weaker. The two situations aren't comparable. And it wasn't like in his day (which closely aligns with my day) at UM we just owned the B1G. I remember lots of single win seasons. 

 

So, his points aren't valid. That's just the start. He's too negative. 

 

10/03/2018 - 10:26am Don’t kid yourself. Even…

Don’t kid yourself. Even when they do there will still be the hot takes. Unless Marcus is coaching. 

10/03/2018 - 8:11am the issue I have is he seems…

the issue I have is he seems to check his objectivity at the door because he had an axe to grind with Harbaugh. I’m done with that. 

10/02/2018 - 5:21pm I think Nick, like alot of…

I think Nick, like alot of people, can't stand the fact that we don't run the spread, and don't have a named OC. 

If you look at S&P we are doing okay, with an improving if dodgy offensive line. And IIRC doesn't S&P take SOS into account?

But, it's not as exciting looking. A run that blows up just stops. Its like a wet fart in a car on a long trip. We all know what happened and it just looks bad. 

A bad spread pass, or read option, has more motion, more glitz! 

I'm a scheme agnostic. I trust Harbaugh A) Has way more knowledge than I do and B) is looking at the film so he can win. 

What will never happen, but it would be fun, would be for Harbaugh and the O coaches to bring in Baumgardner and maybe some of the more critical fans, and walk them through the film of a game. And maybe let them in a practice and show them why their great ideas won't necessarily work. 

It is what it is. 

 

10/02/2018 - 5:13pm Worked out pretty well for…

Worked out pretty well for Stanford and San Diego State. 

10/02/2018 - 5:11pm I hated that game. It summed…

I hated that game. It summed up for me the futility of the RR era. Small fast guys that can outrun other small fast guys from small schools, but a defense that can't stop shit. And knowing while I'm watching all this that OSU's big fast guys are going to kick the crap out of us. 

10/02/2018 - 5:11pm I hated that game. It summed…

I hated that game. It summed up for me the futility of the RR era. Small fast guys that can outrun other small fast guys from small schools, but a defense that can't stop shit. And knowing while I'm watching all this that OSU's big fast guys are going to kick the crap out of us. 

10/02/2018 - 5:07pm Akron was the point where I…

Akron was the point where I thought 'Well, whatever made us Michigan in Football is gone now...'

10/02/2018 - 5:06pm Colorado in 9(3?). 

You…

Colorado in 9(3?). 

You know the one. With Slash throwing to Westbrook. 

I still have nightmares. 

10/02/2018 - 3:35pm Very true. But then the…

Very true. But then the season starts and we go insane. 

10/02/2018 - 3:32pm I hope you are correct. 

I…

I hope you are correct. 

I'd love to see them come out on fire and kick the shit out of MSU. But while I love Harbaugh, and think the program is on the right track, we don't seem to have the fire that other teams have for us. That may be by design and a good thing. Maybe it's too hard to do that and stay consistent. But damn it seems like NW, IU, and especially MSU just sell out everything and throw constant haymakers to stop us. 

I'd love to see us Rocky up and beat them. 

09/29/2018 - 9:27pm Happy with the play calling…

Happy with the play calling. Just gotta figure out rhy they come out flat 

09/25/2018 - 9:50am "The new targeting rules…

"The new targeting rules aren't so bad, but the new rule about allowing the full weight to land on the QB is just nonsense. "

I hate the targeting rules. Or at least how they are applied. They seem to be rules at least partially applied in a sense to show 'we're doing something!' rather than consistency. 

'Targeting', by definition, would seem to be a defensive player using his helmet deliberately as a weapon to hit another players head. This also risks injury to himself. 

However, we have some 'targets' that aren't called (I can live with that for now, refs are only human. They should be professionals and better, but that's a different argument).

But we also get incidental contact (good hit, helmet accidently bangs against the opposite player) and incidents that seem to be just as dangerous, but aren't even called. (I.E. a full back lowering his head and shoulder to deliver a blow). 

They should tighten up the rules and the call. Make it a 15 yard automatic first down, not an ejection, unless you have a second one. 

This is stupid. I don't believe its helping make the game safer and it is influencing games. 

 

09/14/2018 - 3:52pm There is alot of truth to…

There is alot of truth to that. 

When I was at Michigan I had alot of HS friends who went to MSU. They complained of Michigan fans who ripped on them before they even entered the school. I thought that was kind of shitty so I avoided belittling MSU. 

Now? They just rip UM every chance they get, all the time. People like Valenti are scum, at least on the radio. I'm done with them. 

We've become competitive with them since Harbaugh got here. But I want to see UM win, and win angry. 

09/14/2018 - 3:40pm It's the most butt hurt…

It's the most butt hurt fanbase I've ever run across. Guy I know comes to visit every summer. He wears Spartan shit all the time. If I wear UM stuff once he's all over it. What blows me away is that he is still like that, in the face of all the Nassar bullshit. He had the gall to say 'Shame on Michigan' for not upping Bielens pay sooner. Seriously? We don't give a big contract extension to our coach as fast as you think is correct, but you hide the biggest pedophile in US history, and shame on us? 

09/12/2018 - 12:09pm "He's proven all he really…

"He's proven all he really cares about is helping his players develop (both on the field and in life - something all fans should be proud of) and winning. "

THIS!

I spoke with my FiL who was talking with a Sparty over the weekend and they were both bemoaning the European trips. The Sparty because 'The NCAA should crack down! They are obvious recruiting violations!'. My FiL because 'He just needs to shut up and win, these trips are just distractions...'

I basically said that they were great trips, meant to make the lives of the students better, and if other programs weren't doing them they should. Harbaugh, from what I've read, has encouraged them to work and be responsible, take real classes, and takes them to Europe to help round them out. 

This, to me, is the very Michigan thing about our program. 

09/12/2018 - 12:03pm The re-activation of points…

The re-activation of points can't come soon enough. :-)

09/12/2018 - 11:30am Uggh. I really want to move…

Uggh. I really want to move on from eating our young. 

Most analysis of the game after the fact was better than we feared. We live too much by our emotions. 

The team will grow. But even if we got 8-4 again, So what? We did in the 90's and the world didn't end. We'll get there. And, so far as we know at least, we run a clean program that neither lets kids go from jail to practice, nor allows them to be sexually assaulted. That means a hell of alot to me. 

I'd rather have a decent to good football team that is clean than one that murder/death/kills everyone with tons of moral failings. 

09/12/2018 - 11:13am DMT played at UM? Didn't…

DMT played at UM? Didn't know that

And, I agree with him. The fan base can by psychos. 

09/12/2018 - 10:39am I'll be honest, I'm a huge…

I'll be honest, I'm a huge Carr fan. I think he's a decent guy. 

One thing I don't understand though is why he was so pissed at Miles. I'm not sure Miles would have been better (Probably, but who knows?) at Michigan, but I don't understand why he had pissed off so many people. 

09/11/2018 - 4:57pm To be fair, and I'm honestly…

To be fair, and I'm honestly pissed about this now, I always used to think he was just an incompetent boob. My friends who went to State hated him. So I kept voting for him. 

09/11/2018 - 4:46pm GOD THAT PISSES ME OFF! HOW?…

GOD THAT PISSES ME OFF! HOW?!?!?!? I knew a couple of those kids. WTF NCAA.

 

Sorry. If there was ever a reason to burn down the NCAA and start over. 

09/11/2018 - 4:44pm Dear God. 

Dear God. 

09/11/2018 - 2:22pm Do we trust Warinner to do…

Do we trust Warinner to do the right thing with the O line? Do we really think Warinner is saying 'Jim, we gotta play Hudson and Mayfield' and Harbaugh is saying no? 

09/11/2018 - 9:26am "From my perspective, if…

"From my perspective, if there are sexual assault charges that are being entertained, and most of these charges are felonies, the matter should be a police item and remain outside the purview of a university."

Amen. 

09/10/2018 - 4:32pm I can't help but think that…

I can't help but think that to a certain extent college football has been damaged by the internet. 

The 'Baww's' were there before. I remember sitting at Michigan Stadium the year before I was a Freshman and listening to a guy say 'Can you feel it slipping away Gary? Can you feel it slipping away?' after Northwestern scored a touchdown. 

During the Carr years, after I graduated, I knew a bunch of people, in laws, who *hated* Carr. To boil things down it was basically 'We recruit all this talent why aren't we winning the National Championship?' 'Why does he always stall in the Fourth Quarter?'. 

But none of this got out to the extent it does today. 

Now every person with a smart phone can tweet, facebook, or message board their coaching expertise, and I think after awhile it becomes and echo chamber and more and more vitriolic. 

 

09/10/2018 - 11:02am I am a little shocked that…

I am a little shocked that the Western kid still made what, 6 yards, given that one player was taking up 3 of his. 

09/10/2018 - 10:27am The more I hear about Runyan…

The more I hear about Runyan the more respect I have for him. He might be doing something he isn't the best at because it's the best for the team. 

I'm also struggling with some cognitive dissonance. I see people saying 'Warinner is a great coach' and at the same time 'We should elevate Mayfield/move Bredeson out/etc.'

If you like and trust Warinner, don't micromanage the guy. 

09/09/2018 - 2:21pm I remember losing to Toledo,…

I remember losing to Toledo, Rutgers, and being in a shoot out with Akron. 

I will enjoy this thank you.