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01/18/2019 - 10:42pm I never understood that…

I never understood that thinking.  Let's see, you can choose between a guaranteed trip to the Big Ten title game and can play a demoralized, season-over OSU team, or you can have nothing guaranteed and have everything on the line against an OSU team which also has everything to play for and is at home?

01/18/2019 - 3:36pm "Running into a buzzsaw"…

"Running into a buzzsaw" usually is a metaphor for a team getting blown out.  I don't think that'll happen tomorrow.

01/18/2019 - 3:28pm I don't interpret it that…

I don't interpret it that way at all.  He's just describing a conflict that probably happens a lot of times across the country, where coaches challenge a guy to stay when he feels he's ready to leave.

Note that shortly after this in the story he refers to himself as "a Michigan guy" and calls Brady as "a fellow Wolverine."  

01/17/2019 - 8:28pm Could you imagine Isaiah…

Could you imagine Isaiah Thomas playing for Boston? 

Yes, I can.  In fact, he played there from 2015-17.

01/17/2019 - 8:23pm So, the decline in TV…

So, the decline in TV ratings is simply due to one player going to the West Coast  . . . and therefore the league should blow everything up? 

I feel like there's a bit of a flaw in this reasoning.

01/17/2019 - 4:36pm I don't think a team would…

I don't think a team would hang a Final Four banner if they win the National Championship.

I'm pretty sure we have a 1989 Final Four banner at Crisler.

01/17/2019 - 12:08pm Well, Martin also hired John…

Martin did hire John Beilein - only to botch the football transition shortly afterward.  His tenure was all over the map.

01/17/2019 - 12:06pm When State and tOSU beat us,…

When State and tOSU beat us, it's usually fair and square and they don't bring "we're Jesus' favorite team" nonsense which offends non-Catholics and Catholics alike

While MSU/OSU don't necessarily play the religion card, 1990 MSU (the trip), 2001 MSU (Spartan Bob) and 2016 OSU (eh, you know) were pretty dodgy outcomes.  To say nothing of the 2015 MSU insanity.

01/15/2019 - 6:50pm So basically, you added up…

So basically, you added up last year's record to this year's.

01/15/2019 - 1:38pm The D gave up 34 points to…

The D gave up 34 points to Florida (seven came on a pick-six).  Considering that Gary and Bush didn't play and Gil got hurt, that wasn't that bad.  34 points shouldn't be insurmountable in this day and age.

01/14/2019 - 10:00pm I'm sure he lurks under some…

That troll is not worth the attention people give him.  I'm sure he lurks under some other username, anyway.

01/14/2019 - 9:47pm Well, if UVa is also…

Well, if UVa is also undefeated, you can make a case for them, too.  They play Duke on Saturday.

01/14/2019 - 9:46pm That OSU team went 29-8 and…

That OSU team went 29-8 and reached the Elite Eight.  UW this year may not make the tournament.  Other than that it's a road game against a team wearing red, it's not too comparable.

01/14/2019 - 9:37pm Just imagine how Wisconsin…

Just imagine how Wisconsin feels, having to play us.

01/14/2019 - 9:35pm Nah, Duke lost tonight.  …

Nah, Duke lost tonight.  (Surprised there hasn't been more discussion about that on this board...)

01/14/2019 - 7:53pm I'm guessing the game at…

I'm guessing the game at Northwestern.

01/14/2019 - 7:29pm Tom Izzo was in Benton…

Tom Izzo was in Benton Harbor now

And . . . ?

01/14/2019 - 2:07pm Do you know something about…

Do you know something about him as a recruiter or is this just some BPONE?

01/12/2019 - 12:47pm *Beilein.  E before I both…

*Beilein.  E before I both times.

01/12/2019 - 12:22pm "Total nut job" is a bit…

"Total nut job" is a bit much - he just has some quirks.  Just keeps it interesting.

 

01/11/2019 - 3:08pm Keep an eye on Adrian Nunez …

Keep an eye on Adrian Nunez . . . he's got potential in this area.

01/11/2019 - 12:25pm And then what?

This team…

And then what?

This team has a chance to play 40 or 41 games (depending on BTT seeding).

 

01/11/2019 - 12:06pm What is the whole "portal"…

What is the whole "portal" thing?  I think I missed the joke.

01/11/2019 - 6:46am MSU has a little outline …

MSU has a little outline (with the word "STATE" over it) but not right at midcourt.

01/10/2019 - 10:39pm You know things aren’t bad…

You know things aren’t bad when you cover on the road and people complain about an outcome.

Also: when your record is 16-0.

01/10/2019 - 10:28pm Halfway?  Last year we…

Halfway?  Last year we played 41 games.

01/10/2019 - 4:26pm That would explain why he'd…

That would explain why he'd come - to have more of a chance at playcalling duties.

01/10/2019 - 4:08pm Spoken like an apologist. 

Spoken like an apologist. 

This move clearly means that Saban wanted him gone.  He didn't even win a national title at Bama!  This must be Nuss 2.0.

/Really BPONE

01/10/2019 - 3:59pm I'm guessing that MGoBlog…

I'm guessing that MGoBlog only has so many photos on file of PSU WRs high-pointing the ball.

01/10/2019 - 3:40pm I think it's simply that…

I think it's simply that every year, people try to poach Bama's assistants, so they inevitably have turnover.  This is probably going to happen more to Clemson in the future.  

01/10/2019 - 3:33pm I put a lot of it on Nuss. …

I put a lot of it on Nuss.  He was not only a disaster here but at Florida as well under McElwain.  

01/09/2019 - 12:15pm Shea Patterson they are not…

Shea Patterson they are not.

The Michigan starting QB can never get any respect, can he?  Shea had a rating of 149.8, averaged eight yards an attempt, and had 22 TDs to 7 INTs this season. 

01/08/2019 - 3:10pm there's no reason to keep…

there's no reason to keep your starters in the game until the end of massive blowouts against Nebraska, Penn State, etc. just because you have some petty vendetta for how the game went last year and are trying to get a shut out. 

What is this in reference to - McCaffrey's injury?  I don't recall any other garbage-time injuries those games.

If you're talking about Winovich's injury, that came when the IU game was still in doubt.

01/08/2019 - 2:45pm Usually how things go around…

Usually how things go around here. 

Says the guy who's been here two weeks?

01/08/2019 - 12:17pm Exactly what record would…

Exactly what record would satisfy you?

We haven't finished a season with fewer than 2 losses since 1997.

01/07/2019 - 7:04pm You can make a case for 2013…

You can make a case for 2013, but 2014 Michigan was all offense, very little defense.  I think the '18 team beats them.

01/07/2019 - 3:24pm How is it that we have no…

How is it that we have no trouble spelling Schembechler but John Beilein's name continues to befuddle us, year after year?

01/07/2019 - 1:41pm I don't know why the guy…

I don't know why the guy always seems to leave for our rivals (first ND, now OSU) - but I think he's replaceable.

01/07/2019 - 12:19pm I think Trey had the length …

I think Trey had the length - he was an outstanding shotblocker for a small guard, one of the best I can think of - but I agree that he wasn't super quick and generally had an offense-first mentality (like most of the guys on that team, Morgan aside).

01/07/2019 - 12:13pm It was like the designer's 6…

It was like the designer's 6-year-old kid took the prototype and drew over the shorts in crayon.

01/07/2019 - 12:11pm Even now you have people…

Even now you have people unironically asking if our Final Four run will "allow us to recruit better."  

01/07/2019 - 12:02pm I had completely forgotten…

I had completely forgotten about this game until I saw this thread . . . and I probably won't watch the whole thing since it will end after midnight.  Why they thought it was a good idea to schedule this on a weeknight, I have no idea.

01/06/2019 - 8:31pm I’m trying to not get too…

I’m trying to not get too excited because a loss is virtually inevitable, 

You do know that it's not essential to go undefeated in basketball?  In 1989 we lost seven games.  Last year we lost eight.

01/06/2019 - 8:04pm  Let's play ND in enough…

You mean like, two sports?  Because I think we'd take them down in basketball.

01/06/2019 - 7:46pm 2012-13 is the only…

2012-13 is the only comparison.  That was a fun season and this one might be, too.

01/06/2019 - 7:44pm Amaker's a really good guy. …

Amaker's a really good guy.  I had the chance to meet him on two occasions and he couldn't have been nicer.  I really wanted to see him work out here.  He definitely improved us from where we were, but we just could not get past that NIT plateau...

01/06/2019 - 7:40pm A comment like this...


When your team is 15-0 and #2 in the country, and some asswipe is asking this:

 What the hell was the reason that Johns kid wasn't playing? Oh yeah, there wasn't a descent one Coach B

...sorry, but that's worthy of ridicule.

 

01/06/2019 - 7:30pm There was an epic sub-thread…

There was an epic sub-thread recently about metaphors to describe Simpson's importance to the team.  My contribution was "the remote that turns on the TV." 

01/06/2019 - 7:16pm  I remember how devastating…

 I remember how devastating the sanctions were that made our basketball program painfully mediocre at best in the Big Ten for the next 10 years.

It wasn't the sanctions that did it (although it sucked that an innocent group of players was banned from the postseason), it was hiring a terrible coach and then a mediocre one.   It's all about having the right coach.

01/06/2019 - 7:14pm That really is incredible. …

That really is incredible.  That's basically a full season, and the only loss to the national champ (and we avenged that loss after).