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12/05/2018 - 2:24pm I know it's 2018.  I know…

I know it's 2018.  I know that Brian doesn't really have access to a time machine.  But knowing these things did not stop me from looking at my calendar for today's date and estimating that we are only about 35% of the way through that time period.  

I'm still so very fragile.  

12/03/2018 - 2:42pm Agreed.  If Shea comes back …

Agreed.  If Shea comes back (looks pretty likely) then we have the horses to be a dominant offense that should put up points early and often.  

This year we were content with body punches / yards with the expectation that defenses would eventually wear out.  That doesn't work as well if the other team is moving the ball against us and keeping its defense fresh. We need to have the ability to win multiple ways (quick strike or grind-it-out).  

11/07/2018 - 3:49pm  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


11/07/2018 - 3:06pm test


11/02/2018 - 10:40pm Making an “Iowa 14” is so…

Making an “Iowa 14” is so fetch. 



10/29/2018 - 5:46pm It sure was.  Ace has added…

It was so nice having one more podcast with Ace.  He adds so much to this site in general, but especially to the podcasts.  Thank you, Ace, for doing this one.  Wishing you all the best. 

10/25/2018 - 10:52am This one is my favorite 

This one is my favorite 

10/23/2018 - 3:56pm Great video, secfans.  I…

Great video, secfans.  I look forward to future Michigan videos.  

10/22/2018 - 10:47am


10/16/2018 - 11:40am Great post - thanks Seth.  I…

Great post - thanks Seth.  I really enjoy the Neck Sharpies series, and this one is my favorite so far.  I hope next week you get to write about another satisfying wrinkle from the coaching staff. 

10/10/2018 - 10:40am It's genuine curiosity. I…

It's genuine curiosity. I didn't want to look like a troll - especially with a polarizing topic and my username!  Lots of great info in the responses, though, and I really appreciate the responses. 

Also, I agree that McShay's speculation was unhelpful and that DPJ did look coherent on the sideline.  Thanks  

10/09/2018 - 4:05pm Thank you very much - I…

Thank you very much - I appreciate the thorough information.  How long does it take to run through those symptoms / tests?  It sounds like a 5-minute test. 

10/09/2018 - 10:09am that would be amazing!  PFWAW

that would be amazing!  PFWAW

10/08/2018 - 11:18am That's great - I wasn't…

That's great - I wasn't looking forward to a night game in EL

08/17/2018 - 11:16am I love the weekly roundtable…

I love the weekly roundtable, but I couldn't get through this one. Ira got to talk all week - I wish he could have let his guests have the floor for one hour. 

04/04/2018 - 1:52pm Z's 3p%

Can we be optimistic about the fact that Z started the year shooting close to 50% and then regressed to 29%?  For example, is there any evidence that he spent last offseason working on his form and that helped him start the year hot, but then his "new form" started to break-down as the season progressed?  I haven't watched closely enough to see if his form changed throughout the year (it sure seemed wonky all season, but the degree of wonkiness may have changed).  

This may be similar to a QB who works on his footwork during the offseason only to regress when he starts to get hit during live action (that sounds oddly familiar).  

03/28/2018 - 11:31pm Shanghai

Any leads on a location in Shanghai?  There's an outside chance I will get to go back to the states in time for the game, but it would be nice to have a plan if I'm still in Shanghai.  

02/28/2018 - 4:45pm IBS

I do this joke with my wife where I loudly refer to her "IBS problems" when we're in public places - even though she definitely doesn't have IBS.  This seems like the sort of thing Brian would do to you on your podcast - even if you definitely don't have IBS.  So, in short, I hope Brian doesn't start talking about your IBS in the podcast.

(in seriousness, I'm very glad you're heading in the right direction.  you're very much appreciated and well-regarded around here and I'm sure in real life too)

02/10/2018 - 4:10pm Great new facility

And more fans there than I would have expected given the weather. Nice start to the Conry era.

01/31/2018 - 1:57pm real name

I love how you specified that Scanner Blue is not his real name.

01/26/2018 - 11:22am Very sorry for your loss. 

Very sorry for your loss. 

01/05/2018 - 11:27am Roundtable

Sam is amazing and keeps the roundtable fun and interesting - even after a disappointing loss. Ira uses the roundtable to give his own opinions instead of facilitating and letting his guests air time.  This week's roundtable was especially Ira-heavy, which was frustrating.  However, Brian, Ed, and Craig are always polite and professional to Ira (and their banter with each other is in good fun).  

12/22/2017 - 8:25am Congrats!

My boys are still in elementary school, but it’s my dream for them to go to Michigan. It’s so much harder to get in now than when I was a student. Keep working hard, kiddos.

Happy Holidays and Go Blue!

10/06/2017 - 11:23am Open Fields

Is he a solid pocket passer, or is he good Justin open Fields? 

09/06/2017 - 4:04pm #8:  Z's Nutz

#8:  Z's Nutz

09/06/2017 - 4:00pm logged in to upvote

logged in to upvote

07/11/2017 - 10:34am Agreed. 


05/03/2017 - 10:58am Corner Play will be Deciding Factor

I think we will be a top-10 defense based on Brown's scheme and Year 2 Bump.  Also, I think the defense wildcard will be our corner play.  

The first string DL will be lights-out, just like last year.  Lack of depth won't be a huge issue.  Assuming we can avoid mulitiple DL injuries, the first string DL will be able to play most snaps in the big games and we can freely rotate in the games that aren't close.  The OSU game last year had very little rotation - even Gary only had a handfull of snaps.  

Linebackers will be fine.  Same with safetys (again, as long as we can avoid injuries).  Lewis and Clark will be the toughest to replace, especially with Don Brown's ominous comment about Hill and the lack of chatter on Long.  Washington sure looked good in the Spring Game, though, so that's a plus. 

04/27/2017 - 2:39pm not surprising

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04/20/2017 - 3:33pm Jim Halpert is an

Jim Halpert is an inspiration.  

04/20/2017 - 2:40pm Social Experiment

I've been running a social experiment on one of my co-workers.  He got a new car about a year ago and since then, every few months I will leave a note on his car that says something like, "Hey Peter [his name is not Peter], I didn't know you work here - that's great!  Let's catch up soon.  Susan [my name isn't Susan]"

I change up the names and slightly vary the content of the messages.  I'm not sure what I'm trying to accomplish - maybe to plant the idea that his car model and color are too common.  I mostly just like messing with him and I'm curious what will happen.  

Also, he's an MGoBlog reader and he may know my screen name, so perhaps he will see this post.  That would actually be a pretty fitting end to the experiment.  

04/14/2017 - 10:23am Great

So glad the police recovered such precious photos

03/27/2017 - 8:53pm Thanks Mark

For the record, we beat you guys home from the banquet tonight.

03/17/2017 - 3:23pm replay of Ok. St. game

anybody know where I can watch a replay of the Oklahoma State game?  Thanks 

03/17/2017 - 2:41pm moving on

any idea how to find a full replay? 

03/16/2017 - 3:07pm I concur

I concur

03/10/2017 - 11:38pm Regular access to Spotted Cow

Regular access to Spotted Cow and hanging out at the Terrace some of my favorite parts of living in Madison. I stock up on SC whenever I'm in Wisconsin.

03/10/2017 - 3:07pm lots of banging

Between the Friday posbang, this thread, and the one just below it, lots of banging today... with little rest in-between!

03/10/2017 - 12:48pm halfcourt shot is a bummer, but great first half.

Mo gets 2 early fouls, Purdue shooting north of 60%, and we  STILL have a lead.  I'll take that first half any day.  Let's close it out, Blue. 

03/10/2017 - 9:08am The week isn't over!  More

The week isn't over!  More work today... and tomorrow and Sunday

03/09/2017 - 2:29pm Loved the energy.

 Let's keep it rolling tomorrow.  

03/08/2017 - 4:37pm Big Plane

That's a big plane to be forced down by wind.  I assumed it was a small or medium-sized plane until I watched this.

Very scary stuff!

02/23/2017 - 8:57am Track Pants

Is that "knight" wearing track pants to go with his armor?  Wow. 

02/10/2017 - 4:04pm I can't believe I've never

I can't believe I've never seen this.  You, sir, just expanded my horizons.  

02/10/2017 - 8:06am It's Friday. You ain't got a

It's Friday. You ain't got a job. You ain't got shit to do.

02/08/2017 - 4:39pm Izzo

I'm used to whiny post-game Izzo, but the whole "tripping is unacceptable... but Wagner is a pain in the butt so it's justified" is so spineless.  

02/07/2017 - 11:15pm What a great win.

Walton is on fire - NBA Jams style.

01/31/2017 - 4:38pm Notifications were great

That was my favorite part of the HD app. Hopefully the official app gets notifications soon, but certainly not in time for tomorrow's hot action. The timing of this whole thing is a bummer.

01/27/2017 - 9:23am Chicago also

Chicago also - gonna partake in all my old favorites.  Pizza & Oven Grinder Co., Green Tea sushi, Bar Crawl near Wrigley.   

01/24/2017 - 6:46pm Especially tonight.

Especially tonight.