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11/09/2018 - 1:24pm Can we add the scenarios…

Can we also add College Football Playoff scenarios for 2019 and 2020?

All of them?

Ok, I kid.

Realistically I just need the scenario where I'm able to get a bathroom break in the next 15 min before I explode.

11/09/2018 - 1:21pm Not sure, but it has a good…

Not sure, but it has a good look on the sidelines. I'd add elephant, too, with a trunk move. And maybe a stallion rearing.

11/09/2018 - 1:16pm Yeah I would agree he has…

Yeah I would agree he has calmed a bit, and also he is building a program and he can't be too pompous with the previous losses against our biggest rivals.

But you get him into the warmer air stadiums in a big game, at night, and throw in a few Andrew Luck plays that even Harbaugh in his prime would have struggled with (meaning he was impressed), and you will see vintage Harbaugh excitement.

11/09/2018 - 1:10pm Haha, didn't see that the…

Haha, didn't see that the first time. Elway sighting at 0:22 (head jerk harbaugh) and 0:30.

11/09/2018 - 10:27am Great vid, liked 2:08…

Great vid, liked 2:08 Harbaugh without the hat, can almost imagine him years earlier.

And later when he told Luck, "may as well come back and do it again next year" and everyone laughs.

He was even honest about the opposing player being in-bounds on a play.

11/09/2018 - 10:22am We're screwed if Rutgers has…

We're screwed if Rutgers has only opened up half of their playbook!

11/08/2018 - 12:42pm Yes that 1892 loss to NW…

Yes that 1892 loss to NW does sting!

Enjoyed your candor and historical references.

Is that right that Indiana has only beaten us twice since Harbaugh was born?

11/06/2018 - 3:43am I have to admit, this kind…

I have to admit, this kind of reading does make me more excited for the game. 

And I totally do believe that Rutgers could have the lead for parts of the first 10 minutes due to turnovers or fluke plays, but trap game it is not.

Nice article though by a guy having some fun.

10/31/2018 - 2:24pm I think the point is that…

I think the point is that there is no way of knowing it was a dodged bullet. JoePa has had some good records and the entire history would have played out differently.

10/28/2018 - 7:17pm This site says Seattle is…

This site says Seattle is 10th and 17th depending on where you are in the metro.

Cleveland is 23rd, Columbus 24th, and Detroit is a sunny 38th with 53% sunny days.

10/28/2018 - 7:12pm This is why Minneapolis is…

This is why Minneapolis is so great, or at least way northern Michigan. Lower Michigan is too warm with average temp in Jan of 31 to really enjoy the cold consistently without rain and sleet getting in the way.

10/28/2018 - 7:08pm All this talk about what is…

All this talk about what is more depressing is making me depressed. You guys both win.

10/25/2018 - 3:08pm What about the "He who smelt…

What about the "He who smelt it, dealt it" theory?

10/25/2018 - 3:01pm So dry, laughed out loud ya…

So dry, laughed out loud ya wise ass.

10/21/2018 - 10:18am If OSU beats Michigan, don't…

If OSU beats Michigan, don't they get to go to the conference championship game to get an additional win? That would help their chances in the playoff, especially if a win over Michigan and the conference championship win were both convincing.

And then Michigan would have 2 losses on the season so they would be out of the picture anyway.

But agree that if Michigan runs the tables, they will be in.

10/19/2018 - 9:07pm Does it say 2014 Ticket…

Does it say 2014 Ticket Information for anyone else?

10/18/2018 - 3:10am I'm a Man! I'm 40!

I'm a Man! I'm 40!

04/27/2018 - 2:56pm Searching for Sugar Man

One of my all-time favs since I got to see it at Sundance first is Searching for Sugar Man.

I think two others above me posted on it, too.

Will have to check the others out! Nice list everyone!

04/14/2018 - 1:13am Top Pick - Fantasy Statistics Team

Keep this up and you will be the #1 draft pick for my fantasy statistics league.

Nice statistics, but also enjoyed your logic. Will we see your articles in the Economist this year or you waiting until 2019?

01/14/2018 - 12:23am Go Red!

Great job Red packing in that many games (last bullet). You'll be a fine coach someday!

01/14/2018 - 12:16am Vegas - December - More Jack

Another Jack Nicholson sighting...this time a month ago, first week of Dec in Vegas.

Smiled at our baby at the Paris casino as he walked by.

Sat with Danny Devito in a restaurant courtyard basically in the slot casino area. Both were dressed in suits.

We had just gotten up 2 min before to leave the same restaurant, a table away...wish we had stayed.

Jack was in the bathroom same time as my brother (since we are sharing bathroom Jack stories). Unfortunately no cool Jack quote to share.

12/31/2017 - 4:37pm Great vid!

Thanks for that video. Looks like Peppers did everything asked of him and had good speed while doing it. Shut down the outside while playing contain on pass routes, trained to expect Gideon help in the middle. 3 defense on 2 receivers triangle plan.

Surprised he only had 2 catches against him on man to man coverage all 2016, though he was usually in zone.

12/08/2017 - 11:53am Lot of Peaches in the Sea

If it was Linda Greene, then allegedly Peaches #3.

Learned a lot from the Wikipedia page. Thanks for the procrastination topic for the work day.

11/20/2017 - 6:03pm 1955 - The Ballad of Davy Crockett - #1 on the weekly chart

Kilt him a be'ar [pronounced 'bar'] when he was only three

You're welcome!


11/08/2017 - 11:34am Awesome!

It was a fun day of watching football last Saturday because of the previous calculations. Will use this new analysis for rooting interests, once again. I thought it was a phenomenal analysis.

I have a side interest in enjoying these calculations...I think any of us who are striving to finish a really tough project, or land an amazing job, or owning a company that has a long hill to climb can appreciate the odds.

As a wise man once said, "Never tell me the odds!" -- Han Solo

So let's just have fun with the games, but in our daily lives, go for it!

10/31/2017 - 10:51am Little Brown Turtle Head

How about the Little Brown Turtle Head trophy for Maryland?

10/29/2017 - 12:28am Michgan?

The funniest part of that video is that it says Michgan wins at 0:09.

10/27/2017 - 12:43am Rootin interests

At least this gives us rootin' interests. MSU has 4 losses btw, not that I'm complaining.

10/08/2017 - 12:24am Eastern Michigan answers!


10/08/2017 - 12:22am Yes

Poop. Double post.

10/08/2017 - 12:21am Yes

Sometime around then the play-calling shifted.

10/08/2017 - 12:18am This

I never got over the back-to-back fades on the first series. It didn't make sense at the time and still doesn't now.

We were running it ok, actually, and then just started to abandon it. Not saying we should have stuck with the run no matter what, but at that time, the run and a few selective non-fade passes would have been fine. There's a big playbook and fades weren't needed.

In the second half I thought at some point late in the 3rd quarter they would turn O'Korn loose on the option or a few designed QB runs, etc, but I suppose we may not have practiced that much.

Basically didn't see us "grasping at straws" trying to select the most intelligent play for every down. Yeah of course McDoom and others should have made a few plays, but we shouldn't have been in that position. A few better play calls would have made a big difference.

MSU coached well to always go for the fumble strip...felt our guys were not ready for that either.

10/02/2017 - 4:08pm Hawt Cakes

I think you mean Hawt Cakes. Goes well with all natural Maple Syrup.

10/02/2017 - 4:06pm I thought he said Lorenzo

I thought he said Lorenzo White in the backfield, but Leveon Bell makes more sense. Thanks for filling us in!

09/29/2017 - 9:16am Agree

I had severe disdain for the early games when at school in Ann Arbor and I still feel like the early games hurt now for recruits and national coverage.

A 1pm game Eastern is 10am Pacific time and there just aren't as many people watching football then. Even the West Coast sportswriters don't start watching football until mid-afternoon Eastern time as all the Pacific games are later. They are needed to highlight Michigan as well to west coast recruits. I think 3:30pm Eastern is a better time and the occassional night game is super for ratings (as someone posted earlier, there are just less football choices on tv then which is an ok way to get ratings).

The night game vs. Penn State in 1997 was a great way to get national coverage. Michigan was #4 in the AP undefeated. After beating Penn State, Michigan jumped 2 other undefeated teams to become the new number 1. The tv crew were hyping up the case for how Michigan could jump the others in the polls before the game was even on. It was dubbed Judgement Day or some other marketed label on the game as Florida State and Nebraska (the other undefeateds) were also playing tough games. So less football was on, more coverage dedicated to Michigan, and a full country watching it led to us to the new number 1 after stomping Penn State.

The Denard game vs. Notre Dame at night was good too. He made a lot of new fans after that night.

Night games almost always more fun for students (barring bad weather) and more available for the whole country in tv coverage.

09/24/2017 - 1:03am He was sick

Harrison was sick. As in, he had "the runs", so they just wanted it over with and the crew obliged.

08/29/2017 - 3:30pm Yes, Wisconsin!

Go Blue all the way.

But if we are predicting who wins the Big Ten Championship game, I totally agree that Wisconsin is in the driver's seat.

Nice analysis and I'd like to subscribe to your blog.

07/10/2017 - 5:55am Not sure what just happened

But the one sec clip of spiderman playing trumpet made me laugh out loud.

05/16/2017 - 4:12am Randy Travis is that you?

Ah yes, Forever and Ever Amen. One of the world's *insert adjective here* tunes.

05/06/2017 - 2:57am MBA

Got his MBA I see from LinkedIn. Or at least should be by about now. Financial Planning and Analysis, nice going Russell!

05/06/2017 - 2:52am Demetrius Brown

Demetrius Brown. Give us just one less interception in the 7 interception debacle vs. MSU and we coulda won. I mean, some interceptions were receivers running the wrong route, but Harbaugh would have made sure it was a completely tighter ship all around.

05/06/2017 - 2:49am I hear that

Brady was so motivated he became his own coach and worked super hard on his own. Harbaugh could have honed his skills, but Brady would have lost a large part of his resilience from having to fight through it all himself.

04/06/2017 - 5:31pm Run 10 sec off instead

Changing the game from a time limit to a point threshold to reach complicates and confuses things for refs, fans, players.

Why not just run 10 sec off the clock for every foul from the team that is behind. This 10 seconds would not be incurred if fouled on a shot or loose ball foul, only open space.

That barely changes the game setup but reduces the fouls a little.

03/20/2017 - 12:44pm What's the bad news again?

We're in the sweet sixteen. I'll accept any announcers for what they are. Go Blue!

03/16/2017 - 12:58pm Language!

No more fucking asshole comments!

- The MGoBlog Mom

03/15/2017 - 12:04am Clever

Clever. You always have a way with words.

03/13/2017 - 11:06pm I would settle for 1/3 of these

I'd be happy with 1/3 of these, or 3/9ths if there were 9 choices.

03/09/2017 - 4:58pm Fumes, not fuel

Article has been corrected (see correction at bottom after clicking link) to say fumes in his face, not fuel on his face. May want to change the quote.

01/31/2017 - 6:18pm Wire and water

So his favorite show is The Wire and he likes water (the element). Sounds like a nice kid.

01/08/2017 - 11:52am Matters a ton

Thanks for the videos. I watched this first one and enjoyed the positive influence on me to keep eating healthy, but I'm even more hopeful that the kids that want to grow up healthy and cool like you will follow your lead.