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03/25/2018 - 12:04am We definitely do not win this

We definitely do not win this game without Charles Matthews.  He is so underrated.

03/19/2018 - 9:24am It is going to be heavily

It is going to be heavily pro-Northeastern.

03/04/2018 - 9:01pm I had a great time. Lots of

I had a great time. Lots of Michigan folks but a lot were pretty quiet - you know, typical for some Michigan folks. The only downside is I feel like I overpaid on Stub Hub but oh well. I was there very early and I was standing next to the parents of players and it was cool to see their excitement to take in the experience. In a total separate spot, I saw Bill Martin with a scowl. Not sure what that was about.

Anyway, I’m happy for the team and the seniors. Hope we get Detroit games and make a deep run!

03/03/2018 - 9:06pm Yes, thank you and to J above

Yes, thank you and to J above as well.  Looking to add to a very lopsided pro-Michigan crowd tomorrow!

03/03/2018 - 8:20pm I'm looking to take my kids

I'm looking to take my kids to the game tomorrow.  Anyone know whether we will be visitor side or home side?  Is it based on tourney seeding?

10/29/2017 - 9:45am This is true. I have been to

This is true. I have been to D III games in which they play The Victors. Not sure if it’s as the fight song but I have heard it played at games.

10/22/2017 - 9:43am Sorry, that’s fuckin bull

Sorry, that’s fuckin bull shit. I was in town all of those years. There was a lot of debate among folks about who should play. Henson was a local kid and considered an athletic prodigy. His home run stories were legendary by the time he graduated high school and he came to campus with as much fanfare as any recruit.

There were and are always people who care more about high school star ratings and Henson was a darling to those folks. Truth be told, his on field play however was sub par including a consistent problem of overthrowing receivers and struggling with touch passes. People talked about this all of the time back then. Lloyd tried as much as he could to work with Henson and he favored Henson but the truth is a lot of folks felt that Brady was much more consistent and performed better.

Back then, everyone still remembered the 97 NC team and that we had dominated almost every game with a game managing QB (Griese). A lot of people wanted excellent decision making and consistency at the QB position, and Brady gave us that.

04/22/2017 - 8:48pm What is your job?

What is your job?

12/04/2016 - 8:10pm Although it makes you wonder

Although it makes you wonder that he felt comfortable enough tweeting this...  I would think there's a decent chance that this is the shared view among the FSU coaching staff.

12/04/2016 - 8:03pm Florida State Criminoles

Florida State Criminoles

11/27/2016 - 1:00pm I'm with you - I hate

I'm with you - I hate complaining about refs but that line got crossed in an egregious manner in this game.  I am in the minority, however, that the spot itself was unconscionable.  I thought it was unfavorable to us but within reason. The holding committed by the OSU o-line and secondary, none of which were ever called (reminder: 6 yards total were called on OSU) are the ones that get to me.  And, even though it did not impact the game, the unsportsmanlike that was called on Harbaugh was shocking.  You never ever see that for a thrown play sheet.  Not even a warning?  Just gutless by the refs.

11/26/2016 - 6:09pm You are correct that we could

You are correct that we could have won the game despite horrendous officiating but is that an intelligent standard?  That is true in 100% of games between two good teams.  So, officials always get a pass in those games?

Look, for what it's worth, I can't recall looking to officiating as a material influence in the outcome of our games.  The calls tend to even out enough.  

In this game, it affected the outcome.  They called 59 yards of penalties on us and 6 yards on OSU, and that doesn't obviously include the non-calls on OSU.  Let that sink in.

11/26/2016 - 5:32pm Put aside the functional

Put aside the functional value of doing this or that.  Harbaugh is getting the backs of seniors, who did not play perfectly but played well enough not to have the refs do such a shitty job and impact the key moments of this game.

11/26/2016 - 9:49am I salute you, comrade.

I salute you, comrade.  Anyone traveling to that dump to show our colors is more than just a "fanatic" in my book.  You are a supporter and loyalist.  I hope to hear you on the McDoom jet sweeps.

For those asking above, not sure if Alumni Association has a tailgate today but in my experience they are welcoming to all Michigan supporters but there is a fee for the tailgate, if I recall correctly.

11/26/2016 - 9:37am Well, if you are into that

Well, if you are into that kind of thing, you have to admit the last 24 hours has been a galactic reversal with respect to the top candidate's destination this off season.

11/26/2016 - 9:35am Deep self-loathing and

Deep self-loathing and re-examination of existential values/issues OR nirvana.  Nothing in between.

11/18/2016 - 6:03pm Question: in the "sit-out"

Question: in the "sit-out" year that followed O'Korn's transfer from Houston to Michigan, were there any NCAA restrictions on his involvement with the team (other than prohibition to play in games)?  I.e., any restrictions on practicing with the team, traveling to road games, etc.?

11/16/2016 - 8:11pm Tell us something we don't

Tell us something we don't know.

11/16/2016 - 8:07pm If by an apology "in advance"

If by an apology "in advance" you were referring to the apology that follows five words later, I would suggest that you forgo issuing any "on time" apologies.  

11/04/2016 - 4:55pm Can we call a spade a spade?

Can we call a spade a spade?  That questionnaire is incredibly obnoxious.  It has prima donna written all over it, and I can't imagine the "me first" issues that may come up as soon as we do anything against this mother's wishes.  Attitudes can be contagious, and we should focus on recruiting team players over collecting football skills. 

To be clear, I don't know Aubrey as a person and maybe everything will end up great for everyone.  I'm just saying that if this questionnaire is any indication, the early warning signs are there.  The whole legalese-sounding mumbo jumbo at the end is just inane.

11/01/2016 - 3:20pm To add to my reply, I mean, I

To add to my reply, I mean, I chug the Michigan Kool-aid like Nic Cage chugs alcohol in Leaving Las Vegas, but why isn't the analysis here relative?  Wouldn't the month to prepare also help Saban just as much?  I believe Saban has a pretty good bowl record.

#SabanEffect?

11/01/2016 - 12:56pm There is a downside to this -

There is a downside to this - you have to play another game following a bruising slugfest with Alabama in the trenches.  I don't know which team plays the "softest" that will make the CFP (Washington? Clemson?) but I would rather play that team first then play Alabama.

Also better for marketing/recruiting to make it to the championship game.

11/01/2016 - 12:51pm Section and row?  I'd be

Section and row?  I'd be willing to pay a good premium plus you will know that you are giving them to rabid Michigan fans.

11/01/2016 - 10:56am Re: hotels, are you speaking

Re: hotels, are you speaking from experience/knowledge or pessimism?  I have been trying to plan this w/ my daughter but I (probably naively) figured that the City of Indianapolis could support the game without selling out.

10/29/2016 - 11:09am Good point. That would be an

Good point. That would be an unequivocal indication of Michigan support. Counting by Maize shirts will of course underrepresent the percentage because many of the supporters will inevitably be in Blue/Navy colors.

10/28/2016 - 10:35pm He is including his bet in

He is including his bet in the $400.  This was a real line.  I offered my co-worker Michigan -2, which was the line pre-season.  He did not bite unfortunately.

10/28/2016 - 1:19pm (No subject)

10/25/2016 - 3:51pm I understand your point, and

I understand your point, and I think it is a valid one.  The counterpoint is that college should be a time that is used to prepare for your career, and maybe if you are completely inexperienced in playing in the cold, an NFL game (and the less than patient attitude of many NFL teams) may not be the best time to test yourself out.  Also, to be technical, it's not just getting drafted by Green Bay and Buffalo that's the problem.  There are away games and playoff games as well.

Again, I think you have a good point but I don't think the alternative viewpoint is completely without merit either.

10/17/2016 - 11:49am I support this.  I would also

I support this.  I would also support a Noon kickoff for the Indiana game so that our team gets another 3.5 hours of rest/prep for The Game.

10/16/2016 - 11:02am Please stop repeating

Please stop repeating D'antoni's quote (yes, a saying derived from the Bible) as if he taught all of us a valuable lesson about life and humility.

The truth is that there are better and worse things in life.  Starting quarterback is a better position than back up quarterback.  President is a better position than vice president.  The University of Michigan is better than Michigan State University.  

The subtext to his quote is that between equals we possessed undeserved pride.  By repeating same, the subtext to your post is that balance has been restored and we are now equals again.  You settle for too little.  

Would you take a quote from your little brother and seethe for years to gain enough strength and stature so that one day you can re-use the quote back on him?  No.  We went through an unprecedented down period.  We got knocked down.  We stood back up.  There is no need to apologize for the natural order of things.

Your very username is "UMProud".  Be it.   

/endrant (and semi-tongue in cheek post)

 

10/16/2016 - 10:23am I would not be surprised if

I would not be surprised if Maryland is actually favored in that game.  With a loss at Maryland, MSU would actually have six straight losses heading into its Illinois game.

10/14/2016 - 7:15pm As a collective, we do an

As a collective, we do an awful job of coordinating our colors.  Did we try to do maize outs pre-Brandon?  I don't recall.  

Take the Rutgers game as an example, I was surprised to see so few maize colors in the stands, only to realize later that the other half of Michigan fans were in dark blue, which blends in with the Rutgers black and therefore makes no impression.

Even in our home games, we call for a maize out but all of our benches are colored in blue, and in part for that reason, the maize out always looks weak outside the student section.  

When it comes to this issue, it's like we are playing tic tac toe and schools such as Tennessee are playing chess.

10/12/2016 - 8:16pm Now that the OP is

Now that the OP is responsible for any jinx to the team, any opinions on the credited strategy to attending the B1G Championship Game?  I realize most of us do not have any direct experience with this b/c Michigan has never participated in that game. 

I am an Alumni Association member but I have never been able to get tickets through them successfully.  It appears that tickets went on sale on July 30 for the Championship Game and only single tickets remain.  Tickets on StubHub are exorbitantly priced but I also don't want to fly in and look for scalpers.

I would love to take my daughter to the game.  As others have mentioned, the 1 week turnaround for the game makes planning tricky.  I have been to two Rose Bowls (both traumatic experiences - Vince Young scrambling to the right; Reggie Bush running everywhere on our defense), but there are many weeks leading up to the Rose Bowl Game, which makes booking hotel, flight, and tickets much easier.

10/12/2016 - 8:04pm I don't think he means that

I don't think he means that you are jinxing yourself to a financial loss.  I think he means that you are jinxing the team's prospects.

10/08/2016 - 4:21pm This was one of the most

This was one of the most entertaining games that I have watched - especially because it appeared that Brian Kelly was trying to win some bizarre prop bet that involved Notre Dame completing a deep pass.  I don't get it.  All game long, trying to bomb the ball in an epic torrential downpour.

09/14/2016 - 4:48pm Personally, I think it would

Personally, I think it would be good for the team to gain some experience playing in inclement weather - QB/center exchange, receivers catching the call, etc.

09/13/2016 - 12:32pm This +100 but it looks

This +100 but it looks extremely unlikely given their next 6 games.  They just don't look good enough to run 6-0 during that stretch (not to say that they are playing the Alabama's of the world).

08/28/2016 - 10:43am It makes them feel better to

It makes them feel better to put someone else down.  

I actually think that there is something insidious about it and exposes insecurities that they themselves harbor.  They are insecure that they care about Michigan football too much and they make themselves feel better about it by distinguishing the superior way in which way they are supporters (such as, "Well, I don't care about teenagers unless they are actual commits."). 

You see quite a bit of this on this site.  Just the other day, I read a post mocking another poster for "scouting" the game.  Maybe "scout" is the wrong use of words but weren't a lot of us watching the Hawaii game with genuinely a similar interest at least to observe our next opponent?

We are all supporters of the program.  It is pathetic to put each other down just because you think you support the team in a superior manner.

I don't care about our apparel mostly because I don't care about apparel in life and dress horribly.  Belittling other people over it?  Examine your own motives.

06/01/2016 - 2:46pm This won't hijack the thread

This won't hijack the thread b/c the following is not of sufficient interest to most but I would love to know if anyone has recently sent a child to Michigan to play on a team other than football or basketball.  Do you get a partial sports scholarship, and if so, did Michigan find other scholarships to cover the balance?  I'm sure it's case by case but it would be interesting to see if anyone has direct experience on same.

12/07/2015 - 10:46pm Yea, I'm aware of the

Yea, I'm aware of the generalizations.  I thought you may have had specific insight into this particular case.  Sark and his case doesn't seem like the typical small plaintiff against the big corp type of case.  Anyway, thanks for the response.

12/07/2015 - 3:01pm Why do you think that his

Why do you think that his attorneys would not want removal to fed court?

12/03/2015 - 8:25pm I don't think that this is

I don't think that this is necessarily true.  It depends on the terms of the contract.

12/02/2015 - 7:00pm Agree w/ your post, and to

Agree w/ your post, and to add to it, he is someone w/ options and will continue to have options (b/c I assume we will continue to be successful), and he decided to take a job in the same division of the same conference.  People mock Maryland's recruiting ability but there are top talents every year in and around the DC area who are going to want to stay near home, and he is in prime position to negatively recruit against Harbaugh (as having been an insider to the program).  

12/02/2015 - 6:50pm I agree with the good

I agree with the good riddance part but going for two after every TD is a negative proposition.  Otherwise, we should always do it.

11/27/2015 - 7:18pm Wait, you think Tom Herman of

Wait, you think Tom Herman of Houston would be a "home run" hire to replace Les Miles?  Les has one of the strongest track records in all of college football.  Tom Herman has been HC for one year.  The flavor of the month type thinking w/ coaching hires has led to many a disaster.  Apologies if you're referring to another Herman that I am missing.

11/19/2015 - 8:35pm You completely missed the

You completely missed the point of the analogy.  The point is not that some things have an impact and other things don't.  The point is that things can have deeper meaning than the form in which it exists.  The Bible exists as a book.  But can you see that it means more than just a book to many people?  Now you're going to tell me that football and the Bible are different things.

11/19/2015 - 7:07pm I don't shut down now that I

I don't shut down now that I have kids. It's not fair to my kids and family, and they won't stand for it anyway. I do feel depressed on the inside.

11/19/2015 - 6:51pm Yea, it's just a game. Like

Yea, it's just a game. Like the way my son is just a person and my home is just a slab of concrete. Funny that most of us feel such a strong connection to just a "game".

11/04/2015 - 5:18pm I realize you are just joking

I realize you are just joking but you are confusing necessary and sufficient conditions.

10/19/2015 - 1:29pm We have only one year of

We have only one year of committee actions to judge but they have shown that they will look at game performance and not just win-loss record.  The final regular season rankings (i.e., the very rankings that determined which teams would play in the playoffs) set Alabama and Oregon as #1 and #2 (each with one loss) ahead of an undefeated Florida State, which was the defending national champions to boot.

Unfortunately, the committee rankings are not yet out so we do not know how they specifically will view Saturday's game performance but if AP pollsters are any indication the pollsters were not impressed w/ MSU (keeping them at the same ranking) and relatively impressed w/ UM (which moved down just two spots).