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11/18/2018 - 8:36pm One of the weird drawbacks…

One of the weird drawbacks to this being the blog for the more highly engaged portion of the Michigan fanbase is more that threads like this achieve their purpose far quicker than they might in other places. I think you'll find a lot more people here - myself among them - that are watching who goes in and out on almost every snap, so the useful lifespan of this thread is short because a fair number of people here know the answer straight away. 

It might be new to the OP, but they'll get that answer within moments here, then the rest of the thread is.....whatever you want it to be, I guess. 

11/18/2018 - 5:06pm That being the case, Rutgers…

That being the case, Rutgers might not be on the field 60 minutes in an entire season, and then......hey, that's not a bad idea at all....

11/18/2018 - 3:57pm The Revenge Tour would not…

The Revenge Tour would not be quite what it is without Chase, after all....

11/18/2018 - 3:34pm There were 1-2 "fire"…

There were 1-2 "fire" comments directed at the staff. Virtually everything else was directed at the officials.

As for the people who threw them at the staff, if those people are in charge of anything in real life, I feel bad for anyone under someone so capricious.

11/18/2018 - 1:45pm Bumped the thread to…

Bumped the thread to advertise the game a bit. 

11/18/2018 - 12:34pm We talked about it in a…

We talked about it in a diary ages ago, but it is interesting to see how the talent migrated with the rest of the nation to the southeast and west. We still talk about Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and other places, but the per capita Division I talent in Georgia, Florida, Texas and other places is impressive. 

11/18/2018 - 11:56am I think some people are on a…

I think some people are on a play-to-play basis with Harbaugh.

I am glad those people are nowhere near an athletic program in general, let alone ours. 

11/18/2018 - 9:08am By rule, we get a share of…

By rule, we get a share of the Big Ten East, but like others have said, having all of the Big Ten East would be far more memorable. 

 

11/17/2018 - 10:27pm I still remember exactly…

I still remember exactly where I was when I heard the news of Bo's passing, and I remember having to actually pull over (I was listening on the radio), get off I-75 in Southgate, and cry on the side of Northline Road. I grew up watching his teams, I was - in a small part (my mother and other people in my life were more immediate influences) - a Michigan fan and alum because of his teams. I was crushed. 

11/17/2018 - 9:10pm Good news indeed on the X…

Good news indeed on the X-rays.

Hopefully, we get some more specifics later. If possible, I really would like to see him get a shot at finishing out the Revenge Tour. 

11/17/2018 - 7:59pm I've gotten to a point where…

I've gotten to a point where I watch a game against Indiana and I am honestly not sure what to think about any phase of the game in that particular game.

Then, in this case, I remember that I watched most of Ohio State-Maryland and OSU gave up 51 to Maryland. 

I still sort of like our chances in an equally impressive and infuriating WTF game in Columbus for some reason, but I will say that I would rather it wasn't all put on the leg of Jake Moody. There are definitely a few things to work on. 

11/17/2018 - 7:57pm Good news RE: Edwards.It…

Good news RE: Edwards.It looked really bad in the moment - good vibes being sent. 

Has anyone heard anything further about Winovich?

11/17/2018 - 7:08pm Making the rounds on Twitter…

Making the rounds on Twitter that his parents were being escorted to the locker room

Not a good sign, from my own experience seeing such developments.

11/17/2018 - 5:01pm Ah, this is going to be one…

Ah, this is going to be one of those games against Indiana.

Anyone else care for a beer? Rum and coke perhaps?

11/17/2018 - 10:59am The lesson of this week's…

The lesson of this week's Game Day is that UCF fans really haven't been there, nor will they ever likely get there, and perhaps this is better for them. 

11/17/2018 - 10:57am I always take 247 with a…

I always take 247 with a grain of salt. Actually, more like a shift of production at Morton's.

That said, if it came to be that he left with his stock very high, say, after an OSU and BTCG win as well as a bowl win, I can't say that I would fault him. 

11/17/2018 - 8:14am Well, I didn't do anything…

Well, I didn't do anything to his account, so I don't know...

Like others, I simply assumed that road improvement work may have temporarily blocked his normal exit from below.

11/16/2018 - 8:23pm If it is the case that…

If it is the case that Kansas gets Miles, then it will be interesting to see what and how he does at Kansas. It might not be spectacular in terms of performance, but it will be interesting if Miles is at the helm.

11/16/2018 - 3:49pm Notre Dame deserves to lose…

Notre Dame deserves to lose in the uniforms which they plan on wearing at Yankee Stadium. Under Armour probably gave them a matching pinstripe cup too.

11/16/2018 - 2:37pm This is correct. 

This is correct. 

11/16/2018 - 2:31pm Threads on mobile have never…

Threads on mobile have never been easy on this site. I often advise waiting until you can get to a laptop, but then if everyone did that, we'd have so many duplicate threads that......oh, what we already do. Never mind me....

11/16/2018 - 8:29am Took a half day today, so it…

Took a half day today, so it's basically mundane paperwork for 4 hours and then an early start to the first of two cooking-heavy weekends. There will be turkey and football and wine

11/15/2018 - 7:39pm Ah, but it was Glenn Edward…

Ah, but it was Glenn Edward Schembechler, so some variation of his actual name perhaps?

11/15/2018 - 4:08pm I am just fortunate that I…

I am just fortunate that I finished mulching down my lawn / leaves right before it began to snow a few days ago. Otherwise, today in particular has been damp and miserable. 

11/15/2018 - 4:06pm I heard someone mention this…

I heard someone mention this on the radio when I was out and about this afternoon, and if it is indeed the case, that's a bit of a letdown for Purdue as I think they were slowly starting to get something together under Brohm. Slowly.

When I heard it was a Dan Dakich tweet, I kind of went into "wait and see" mode, although I do wonder if Purdue will actually say something about it. 

11/15/2018 - 4:04pm I know some people rail…

I know some people rail against these threads, but I will say, I am constantly impressed by the places Wolverines are in a given week. 

11/15/2018 - 9:53am ESPN was far too busy…

ESPN was far too busy watching Zion Williamson dunk on the utterly helpless.

11/15/2018 - 8:00am Great information, although…

Great information, although the whole vacated / unvacated distinction doesn't sit well with me, especially because - in this particular instance - when Duke loses, the world wins and for an evening, you are a hero as a result. 

11/14/2018 - 9:25pm I am totally fine with…

I am totally fine with having perfectly hateable players on my team's roster as well. Well said.

11/14/2018 - 8:54pm That was a fun game. At 6:25…

That was a fun game. At 6:25 PM, I was honestly a bit nervous because Villanova.

I am pleased to discover that it was, in the end, silly to be nervous. 

11/14/2018 - 8:13pm If we can keep this sort of…

If we can keep this sort of smothering defense, I think this season will have its fair share of easy viewing. That said, early in the season yet, but I am really liking what I see so far...

11/14/2018 - 4:06pm There is a lot of football…

There is a lot of football to be played, but I am sure a fair number of us watch the entire basketball season from start to finish too. I know I do. My wife and kids know I do too - "sports season", as my wife terms it. 

11/14/2018 - 4:03pm If only it could have been…

If only it could have been nicer weather, right?

In all seriousness, hopefully these kids realize Ann Arbor is a great place to be in every season. 

11/14/2018 - 4:02pm Yeah, but I really like…

Yeah, but I really like Karan Higdon and it was their not coming here that made Higdon possible in a way, I believe. I am cool with it. 

11/14/2018 - 10:25am ...and that guy was probably…

...and that guy was probably told that, now that the game is over, he should rake the damn backyard. 

Or was that me last week? Either way...

11/14/2018 - 8:02am The Spartans that I talk to…

The Spartans that I talk to on a regular basis essentially want nothing to do anymore with the current offensive staff, pointing out things like you mentioned - not even decent QB play since Cook, getting progressively worse over the last 3-4 years in most statistical measures, and lack of development at QB and other positions. 

11/13/2018 - 8:32pm I mean, when revised…

I mean, when revised rankings come out, it is going to hit the blog...especially when we're in the middle of it. I don't know what sort of frequency you're expecting, but when for the moment you're in the CFP hunt....well....

If you aren't at all interested, of course, that's fine as well.

11/13/2018 - 4:47pm I agree, but I want to be…

I agree, but I want to be the sideline guy. I feel like I could be useful in that role. 

11/13/2018 - 4:42pm Relatively speaking, I feel…

Relatively speaking, I feel far more comfortable playing Clemson than Alabama, and I am comfortable with neither. I was thinking about this earlier today, and if I had a choice and assuming we actually make it past the final hurdles, I would breathe a sigh of relief if we got Clemson (even though we are in no way favored in that matchup either)

11/13/2018 - 4:36pm I still do not understand…

I still do not understand the immediacy that was placed on getting Notre Dame back on the schedule. I would love to ask about that with someone in the know in the room. I would be OK with Notre Dame being a non-conference filler that we would have once every few years, but this puzzled me.

11/13/2018 - 7:21am "I think this week’s…

"I think this week’s Michigan Monday was pretty unnecessary, and it probably showed. It’s like trying to tell somebody about your side salad while they can see their steak being brought out of the kitchen."

I actually chuckled at this edition of Michigan Monday because he's right, we didn't even need to be at our best to win comfortably.

11/12/2018 - 8:44pm "I turn to stone
When you…

"I turn to stone

When you talk zone

I turn to stone

Turn to stone

When my math is blown

I can't go home

Turn to zone

When I self-own

I turn to stone"

- Crowley Sullivan, maybe

11/12/2018 - 4:51pm Speaking of cricket, I have…

Speaking of cricket, I have seen a match at Lord's Cricket Ground in my lifetime, but the entire time, the back end of the Village Idiots sketch from the Flying Circus kept coming to mind....

"The home of these urban idiots is here in St. John's Wood...."

11/12/2018 - 4:43pm I just heard this news. I…

I just heard this news. I will be watching Marvel movies for the rest of the week in memoriam. 

Very bummed honestly. 

11/12/2018 - 4:42pm 90s Simpsons was still best…

90s Simpsons was still best Simpsons, IMHO, but I agree, now and again, there is still an episode that is consistently funny from beginning to end. 

11/12/2018 - 12:44pm I assume we're talking about…

I assume we're talking about Exit 69 along I-75, which intersects with a road named for a long-defunct village that existed in the area, a village named for the animals who possibly were responsible for the dam which sat in a long-defunct creek near said village?

11/12/2018 - 10:48am Custer is the reason so many…

Custer is the reason so many cities in the Upper Plains have not prospered as they should, for it was Custer who said to them, "Don't do anything until I return."

11/12/2018 - 10:46am My gut feeling on this one,…

My gut feeling on this one, like others, is that Tarik Black is being limited so as not to reveal too much ahead of OSU. If we had needed him against Rutgers, and really, if we needed to start slinging deep balls against Indiana, then it isn't necessarily a good sign, I would think, as that would mean other plays weren't working. I am sure he wants back in right now, but if there is a long game here, I think it has much to do with the game in two weeks. 

11/12/2018 - 7:50am This is one of the few Big…

This is one of the few Big Ten venues that I have yet to visit. I was actually at a Maryland game when they were still in the ACC, so I sort of count that, although I assume the Big Ten atmosphere makes it a far different place now. Minnesota and Nebraska are the other ones that I have yet to see play in their own stadium.

11/11/2018 - 6:26pm Zach Smith is really taking…

Zach Smith is really taking some serious time to work on his resume and.....*looks at Twitter*......make sending it to anyone akin to presenting a recruiter with a gift of Charmin Ultra.