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10/22/2018 - 4:24pm I think you are right on…

I think you are right on here. Michigan has a pretty easy case for the playoff with one loss and seems like a real stretch with two losses. I think we want ND to win out so our one loss stays as a quality loss and we don't get into a situation where Michigan and ND are competing for a single spot, because Michigan is probably not coming out on top of that. 

Personally, I'd say root for whatever gets Iowa or Purdue into the B1G championship game because rematches are boring, especially when you already beat those teams. 

10/16/2018 - 9:55am He definitely has a…

He definitely has a responsibility to the viewing public. Without even getting into the whole public employee thing, the fact that the viewing public is interested and entertained by his product is the only thing that allows him to make an astronomical salary. If he was paid on the inherent value he brought to the football team and the football team only, he would be paid something similar to a school teacher. I like Harbaugh, but all of these coaches should have a basic understanding that their entire lifestyle is enabled by the fact that fans are interested and entertained by what they do. 

10/15/2018 - 4:12pm I thought an underrated play…

I thought an underrated play of the game was Hornibrook dropping the snap on a second and 2 around midfield when Wisconsin had the ball at 7-7. They followed up by throwing on the subsequent 3rd and 4, not getting it, and it was downhill from there. If they go on a second straight TD drive there, it could have gone much differently. 

10/07/2018 - 11:50am I thought the same thing. It…

I thought the same thing. It's a weird situation where you are better off having a penalty on you and not the other team, but that seemed to be the case. I am curious if they would have been allowed to decline the personal foul.

10/07/2018 - 12:06am Hoping that Mayfield playing…

Hoping that Mayfield playing one snap at the end doesn't end up costing him a redshirt .

09/21/2018 - 3:39pm I took my 10 year old…

I took my 10 year old daughter to her first game last week and she couldn't stop talking about how huge it was and how awesome and fun the game was (and she has no interest in sports generally). I get that it seemed bigger and more fun when the stadium was simple and things were less jaded, but I think a lot of that (Brian's SMU game column included) is more of a reflection of us getting older and jaded. It's still pretty bad ass to a kid. 

09/18/2018 - 3:47pm I had a salad and turkey…

I had a salad and turkey sandwich about 3/4 of the time at Couzens in the late 90s after going through the main line and saying "nope."

09/06/2018 - 1:49pm Nice area is the main thing…

Nice area is the main thing that keeps me coming back for Jim Price.

09/01/2018 - 11:21pm I don't get the offensive…

I don't get the offensive philosophy. You have two NFL level running backs and two NFL level tight ends. You have an offensive line that has shown the ability to run block, but been definitively terrible at pass blocking. You have a full back who can maul people. You have one scholarship receiver with more than two years in the program. 

With all of that information, you build an offense around a new qb and don't play to any of your inherent strengths. Makes no sense to me. 

08/31/2018 - 1:49pm Thanks Brian

Thanks Brian

08/24/2018 - 3:12pm I agree that they are…

I agree that they are trending up, but getting out of the basement means passing someone which seems hard to imagine. Maybe Maryland given the off season events there. 

08/23/2018 - 12:19pm Maybe. I was in high school…

Maybe. I was in high school at the time. Also remember there was no twitter, internet, or comments sections for people to form gangs of group think. It's possible I'm wrong. He had also lost 4 games multiple years in a row which was new for UM, so people weren't all that sad to see him go. 

08/23/2018 - 12:08pm 100% agree. The scary thing…

100% agree. The scary thing is that while I believe that UM as an institution would have handled this much better, I am very confident our fanbase would have reacted pretty similarly to what we are seeing at OSU. Like you said, it's the same in politics, religion, and business. There is always a loophole or angle you can take to protect your worldview or a situation that will benefit you. Maybe I'm feeling overly cynical, but something will eventually happen at UM and the rest of the world will say it's awful and 95% of this board will find a reason or justification to defend UM. Depressing. 

08/22/2018 - 12:42pm Disagree.

Consider this…

Disagree.

Consider this scenario.

Lions start the season 0-3 but finish 3-0 for an overall 10-6 record.

Packers start the season 3-0 but finish 0-3 for a 11-5 record. 

Who gets the playoff spot if only one is available?

 

08/21/2018 - 4:40pm Here's an off the wall…

Here's an off the wall question...

Can anyone suggest anything new that has a similar sound / feel to mid eighties John Mellencamp or Tom Petty?

08/20/2018 - 12:56pm Points via the official…

Points via the official twitter account.

Brazdeikas = 17

Matthews = 13

Poole = 12

Davis = 12

Johns = 8

Brooks = 8

Teske = 6

Livers = 4

DeJulius = 2

08/18/2018 - 12:18pm Find an ADP sheet that…

Find an ADP sheet that matches your league rules and take the highest available player until you fill your spots. Don't think you are smarter than the experts who do this for a living because you almost definitely aren't. 

08/17/2018 - 12:40pm I don't think you can have…

I don't think you can have three people to one side with two in the backfield without one of the three to the side being ineligible. You need 7 on the line of scrimmage. 

08/17/2018 - 9:29am Where has Sam been this week…

Where has Sam been this week on WTKA? Ira is good, but it lacks a little without Sam. 

08/10/2018 - 3:53pm I'm 6'6" about 215. I was…

I'm 6'6" about 215. I was surprised thinking he had to be at least 6'1 or 6'2. 

08/10/2018 - 10:57am Any sighting / thoughts on…

Any sighting / thoughts on Brooks? I happened to walk past him a week or two ago on campus and he struck me as bigger than I imagined. Could he play some 2 (old suggestion from Craig Ross)?

07/31/2018 - 10:27pm Also, the zero ad, clean web…

Also, the zero ad, clean web and app appearance is great. 

07/31/2018 - 10:25pm I think it's worth it. The…

I think it's worth it. The price is pretty negligible and I feel like it's worth supporting the model. The UM coverage was great for basketball with Quinn and it seems like they are working on it with the new football guy. The national football and basketball stuff has been good as well. If you're looking for content it seems like there's always something to read. 

07/26/2018 - 6:56am A couple of interesting…

A couple of interesting comparisons to follow .

DeJulius is listed as the same height as MSU has Foster Loyer, but 20 pounds bigger. Will be interesting to see them side by side. 

Matthews and Nunez are listed exactly the same. That seems odd given the pictures I've seen. 

07/20/2018 - 9:34am If it ever comes to that, I…

If it ever comes to that, I'd recommend the bathrooms down the stairs behind sections 22 and 23. For some reason, there are always lines way out of the door for the surface level bathrooms while I've never seen less than 15 available urinals and stalls in the one down the stairs. 

07/09/2018 - 2:45pm Honest question, what is the…

Honest question, what is the basis of the England hate? I get the imperialism and all that, but they seem like a solid team that has likable players. Can't say I've ever met an actual English person in my life, so I don't know if their fans are a problem, but I like watching the Premier League and seeing all the Spurs players staring is fun. 

07/09/2018 - 1:50pm Stitcher hasn't found the…

Stitcher hasn't found the last two podcasts either, though they seem to be in google music. Anyone have a good recommendation for an android podcast app (preferably free)?

06/14/2018 - 4:21pm While I don't disagree with…

While I don't disagree with anything you said, as a Tottenham fan I will be rooting for England (and Belgium to a lesser extent).

06/13/2018 - 6:17pm Same here. 1/7 got in and…

Same here. 1/7 got in and she was the only out of stater. Several seemed like good candidates to me. Definitely makes me concerned for my 5 and 10 year olds when that time comes. Gets harder and harder to get in. 

06/10/2018 - 10:25pm Hero

Hero

05/29/2018 - 5:46pm WLA

That's a blast from the past. Didn't they get banned en masse eventually. Usually funny stuff though.

Varsity Blue?

05/25/2018 - 10:55pm Agree

Be kind and generous and set an example of decency, but I think the real measure of success is them eventually not needing you. I need to do better at giving my girls independence to make mistakes.

05/23/2018 - 9:54pm Buick

Not a fan of the campaign in general, but the one where the girl goes, "my grandpa has a Buick" makes me laugh every time.

05/16/2018 - 5:04pm Defense

While I think Don Brown has done amazing things, the defense has fallen short in a few key moments that could have changed big games (after Darboh dropped the third down at Iowa in '16, after the Barrett 4th down in '16, after O'Korn's INT against OSU in '17, after Hidgon's fumble in the Outback Bowl).

05/15/2018 - 3:28pm Agree

I'm with JFW. Just got rid of an 11 year old Edge with 200k+ on it and never had even a minor problem. Gas mileage could be better, but that was a solid car that did a great job for my family. 

05/15/2018 - 9:32am Maybe

I have four in section 22 and have been able to sell two of them as a season package and do better than break even for the past two seasons. Haven't gotten any bites on stub hub yet this year, so it may be a tougher market. Game by game is going to be tough to recoup unless you are only selling the good ones. 

05/04/2018 - 1:47pm so

You proved to the section that you are a big fan, proved you were an asshole, and irritated a bunch of people who have a different approach to enjoying a game.

05/01/2018 - 1:46pm oh yeah

One more, no draft. Open market to sign whoever. Eliminates all incentive to be bad, which is a huge problem in MLB this season.

05/01/2018 - 1:42pm Yes

I know this would be very hard to ever have happen because of the financial disincentive to the owners, but relegation, even within the existing 30 team MLB would make things a lot more interesting. Imagine...

MLB1 - Teams 1-7 make the playoffs, teams 14 and 15 relegated to MLB2, teams 13-10 play three game series with the team to lose two series also relegated.

MLB2 - Team 1 gets 8 seed in championship playoff, team 2 gets promoted, teams 3-7 play a miniplayoff for the last promotion spot. 

Advantages: good teams only play other good teams during the season, 18/30 teams are in some sort of playoff (competing for good and bad things), but only the good ones can win the title, every team starts the season with a path to the championship

Disadvantages: those games between teams sliding to the bottom of MLB2 are going to be attended by about 6 people. 

04/30/2018 - 9:17pm 2005 OSU

Sat in section 43, about row 30. Band was on bleachers on the field for some reason instead of in the actual stands. No one could see over them, so everyone (literally everyone) was standing on the benches. I am 6'5", but I still couldn't see without standing on the benches. For whatever reason, the two rows behind me decided it was all my fault and started yelling at me. Closest I've ever come to physically assaulting someone was when this pretentious jack ass said, "you are not acting like an adult. You can't blame the people in front of you, you need to take responsibility for your own actions."

03/30/2018 - 7:20am Twitter

Looks like Ace got into a bit of a troll fest on this. Started out a little funny, ended up just kind of being an asshole.

03/21/2018 - 1:28pm Robinson

I was thinking about this earlier. I think it's Robinson. seems to be very aware, can rise up and hit the shot if they don't pressure him, underrated ability to drive if necessary, good height to see.

03/11/2018 - 11:11pm Standings

Any sport that gives its championship or playoff spots based off of standings (ie, all professional sports) treats every game as equal. Should the Lions or Tigers losses in the first month of the season not count as much against them?

03/11/2018 - 11:09pm Agree

I also think they did this because mid-majors don't have an opportunity to schedule tougher opponents late in the year.

03/09/2018 - 12:13pm Agree

This is huge if you are interested in Michigan playing in Detroit (or MSU, if you lean that way). The committee is probably going to have to move things around in an unexpected way for UM or MSU to make it to Detroit, but it's a lot easier to conceive if Nashville is available. 

02/26/2018 - 6:54am Hot

This year at least, Michigan is coming into the tournament on a roll.

02/23/2018 - 7:11am also

Monte Morris, Brian Bowen

02/23/2018 - 7:10am State of Michigan

Josh Jackson, Eric Davis, Myles Bridges, Kyle Kuzema... Not surprising that there are so many people from the state involved since Dawkins is from here. Also might explain why UM was never really in on those guys.

02/04/2018 - 7:35am Thanks

Thanks for putting this up. Good perspective.

A few thoughts.

- Part of my unease with this team is that it's so different than a normal Beilein team. They are winning with rebounding and reasonable defense, but I'm so used to seeing a smooth efficient offense with great three point shooting that I don't really know what to make of this.

- Need to figure out how to get off to better starts against inferior teams. One of these times they won't be able to claw back.

- Hard to call Matthews' second half solid without mentioning missing 6 straight free throws while Minnesota was extending the lead out to 10.

01/19/2018 - 7:50pm American Vandal

Just watched American Vandal on Netflix. Got drawn in by the dick jokes and Serial spoof, ended up scared for my kids when they get to high school.