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10/19/2018 - 5:45am This post almost made me…

This post almost made me spit out my orange juice and makes me wish there was still a thumbs-upping feature on this site. Enjoy a symbolic thumbs-up sir!

09/23/2018 - 9:02am It isn't a joke. Not even a…

It isn't a joke. Not even a little bit. They should never have been added and they (along with Maryland) should be kicked out a soon as possible. 

05/04/2018 - 6:50am Wait, you're trying to say

Wait, you're trying to say LeBron is the GOAT? He's in the running for most overrated player ever. Hands down GOAT is still Jordan, LeBron isn't even top 10. He's gotten more help from the refs than any player I've ever seen. If his game was called even, he'd have probably made a few all star teams but never won an MVP or a ring. 

03/18/2018 - 7:57am My wife had already gone to

My wife had already gone to bed, the dog helped me celebrate. He didn't know why I was jumping around the living room pumping my fists but he joined in and jumped around too!

12/24/2017 - 9:07am New Holland's Beer Barrel

New Holland's Beer Barrel Bourbon. They use the same barrels they use for their Dragon's Milk Stout, swapping back and forth every cycle. It's only about $30 but I prefer it to any of the more expensive bourbons I've had. 

12/07/2017 - 7:36am Comparisons don't work

Comparisons don't work because different programs have different standards for success. For MSU it's beating Michigan. For EMU it's getting to a bowl game. At Michigan the standard is winning the national championship. 

12/07/2017 - 7:34am Yes. We need to ackowledge

Yes. We need to ackowledge the others for what they were, failed seasons.

12/06/2017 - 7:30am These threads keep popping up

These threads keep popping up and people are trying to way overcomplicate matters. Success isn't a sliding scale or a multi-factor issue. It comes down to one simple question. Did Michigan win the national championship? If the answer is yes, the season was successful. If the answer is no, the season was a failure. That's it. Nothing more to it. I realize it's been two decades now since Michigan's last successful season and people are getting anstsy, wanting to come up with a different standard to make themselves feel better, but don't try to lower the bar. We're not Rutgers or MSU. This is freaking Michigan. Excellence is the standard. It may hurt but ackowledge anything less than excellence as what it is, failure.

11/17/2017 - 7:33am Agreed

I'm tired of people trying to lower the bar and say a season is successful because it is better than the past ~decade. It's really binary. Did Michigan win a championship? Then it's a successful season. Did they not? Then the season was a failure. Mediocrity is not excellence. Only excellence is. 

11/27/2016 - 12:11pm You are factually incorrect.

You are factually incorrect.

11/27/2016 - 11:59am Clemson needs to be left out

Clemson needs to be left out even if they win the ACC. Their schedule is an absolute joke.

11/27/2016 - 8:07am So in this game, with fair

So in this game, with fair officiating, UM beats OSU by a minimum of 3 points. Why shouldn't that be enough? Should UM have to plan on being 10 points better than every team they play to ensure they don't get robbed? 14 points? 21?

As long as UM plays at least 1 point better, they should end up with the win. To say we need to play way better to account for garbage officiating is ridiculous.

11/27/2016 - 8:03am I've stopped watching the NBA

I've stopped watching the NBA altogether because of this. During the tail end of Lebron's first sting in Cleveland, it became obvious that the NBA wanted him to succeed no matter what. It got to the point where a Piston player could barely even think about defending him without drawing a foul.

11/16/2016 - 7:47am Heck, that's been Izzo's

Heck, that's been Izzo's formula for years. "Look guys, we played 6 top 25 team!" "Yeah Tom, but you went 1-5 agains them." "But look how tough our schedule was!"

06/29/2016 - 7:45am Hey, if you want to set the

Hey, if you want to set the bar low, that's on you. I'm not going to say mediocrity equates to excellence to make myself feel better. You keep on striving for average!

06/25/2016 - 6:50am This is a solid analysis but

This is a solid analysis but has one fundamental flaw and that is your measure of success. For Michigan, there is only one standard of success and that is winning the national championship. Anything short of that is a failed season. So yes, Beilein has knocked on the door of success but he has yet to actually have a successful season. I believe Beilein can get us there but it's an uphill slog when you look at some of the players teams like Kentucky and Memphis get and some of the refs teams like Michigan State and Wisconsin get.

04/10/2016 - 7:38am They're not sports and don't

They're not sports and don't belong on ESPN. There are a lot of other things that should be removed from ESPN like eating competitions, scrabble, Nascar, golf and poker, but the fact that those things are for some reason treated like sports doesn't mean that video games are also a sport. Show them somewhere else, find. Just not on the sports channels.

10/18/2015 - 8:09am The bigger question is where

The bigger question is where will the boys in black and white be ranked? They're the ones who actually won that game.

10/11/2015 - 8:19am Correction: We shouldn't lose

Correction: We shouldn't lose more than 0 games the rest of the season.

10/11/2015 - 8:17am Coming into this season I

Coming into this season I predicted 12-0, playoff. After the Utah game, I predicted 11-1, no playoffs. With as good as Michigan has looked since and the high likelihood that Utah will win the PAC12, it's back to 11-1, playoffs!

What do you guys think the opening line will be for the MSU game? I'm thinking UM by 8 (a line that will easily be covered).

07/11/2015 - 7:46am I live in Lansing

so Sparty gets 80% of my hate because I have to deal with them so often. OSU and the SEC each get 10%.

02/02/2015 - 8:43am I was surprised by how few

I was surprised by how few movies trailers there were. I'd heard that they were going to show the new Fantastic Four teaser but nada.

10/26/2014 - 9:09am It means he's a man! He's 43!

It means he's a man! He's 43! He's not..he's not a kid!

08/31/2014 - 10:57pm UM @ NW

Disagree with you there. The game was always supposed to be a gimme.

01/18/2014 - 11:14am This is Michigan. 4-5 against

This is Michigan. 4-5 against our rivals is not respectable. Don't try to dumb down the standards because the team has had a bad streak. Excellence is excellence and nothing else.

01/02/2014 - 7:52am I live in Lansing

and it's really dang cold here. How else is a guy supposed to warm up besides lighting up a bit of furniture?

12/12/2013 - 7:59am The minimum expectation for

The minimum expectation for Michigan over a 10 year period would be to take Alabama over the past 5 years and stretch it out. That's the minimum. National relevency each and every year with the very, very occasional upset loss.

12/07/2013 - 8:57am Michigan had an awful season.

Michigan had an awful season. We get it. We're trying to make ourselves feel less bad about that by concocting various scenarios of what would give us the most schaedenfreude.

12/07/2013 - 8:53am I'm thinking fast, dumb

I'm thinking fast, dumb zombies would be perfect. That way they won't be too much of a problem once they leave the stadium later.

12/07/2013 - 8:36am That's my number 1 hope for

That's my number 1 hope for this game. A lot of predictions have OSU to the championship and MSU to the Rose Bowl but I would love to see the MSU Rose Bowlless streak continue past the quarter century mark. So as much as I hate to say it, I want OSU to absolutely curbstomp MSU to guarantee they end up #15 or worse.

12/02/2013 - 7:06am Before  Saturday I expected

Before  Saturday I expected Michigan to go 15-0 in 2014. After Saturday, I expect Michigan to go 15-0 in 2014.

11/11/2013 - 2:50pm Worst case scenario from this

Worst case scenario from this point, this team should finish 10-3.

10/16/2013 - 7:21am I expect the same thing that

I expect the same thing that I always expect from our teams and that's that they will win a championship this season. Anything less and the season is a failure. That's part of why Saturday's loss was so hard, the football team was already a long shot even if they did go 13-0 because there are a lot of voters who would still give a 1 loss SEC or PAC 12 team the nod over a Big Ten team. Now there's no shot.

10/06/2013 - 2:14pm Absolutely. We would beat

Absolutely. We would beat most of the teams ranked 3-15

10/06/2013 - 2:12pm Georgia should have dropped

Georgia should have dropped after that stinker against Tennessee (should have dropped further after the loss as well)

09/30/2013 - 7:33am And as soon as the SEC starts

And as soon as the SEC starts scheduling road games against tough opponents that can happen. As it is, they play a few "neutral" site game where they are virtually the home team and that's it. Bama cancelled their home and home against MSU rather than drop a game against South Alabama State Agricultural School of Technology. Are they "scurred" of MSU? Not particularly, but a trip to East Lansing still had the potential for an upset at least. Why not just play it safe and expand to 9 games so you can play another game against Vanderbilt or Kentucky and have ESPN hype it as a huge showdown between SEC powerhouses?

Conference strength is cyclical, sure, but right now the perception of the SEC is so out of whack with reality that they are going to stay atop the polls indefinitely. Going 4-5 in a bowl season or two won't change it, they'll just write it off as a fluke. The only way the perception will change at this point is for the SEC to get blanked a few bowl seasons in a row and that just isn't going to happen.

09/26/2013 - 9:32pm Consider it brought!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mendheim/mutant-football-league

09/23/2013 - 7:09am Absolutely not. If the Big

Absolutely not. If the Big Ten insists on expanding again, they should only do so if they can add quality football programs. Uconn barely deserves to be in D1A. We don't need another bottomfeeder dragging overall strength of schedule down.

09/20/2013 - 7:20am I had managed to get a spot

I had managed to get a spot in the front of the student section at Spartan Stadium for a UM v. MSU game a few years back. Some girl was ticked off that I was an MSU student but a UM fan and told some security guard that I had assaulted her in an effort to get me thrown out of the stadium. Luckily her friends backed me up and told the guard that she was a lying ****h.

07/14/2013 - 10:12am ND and OSU are toss-ups,

ND and OSU are toss-ups, probably slight edge to UM because they're at home. The rest should be gimmes. So 10 wins at a minimum.

02/09/2013 - 12:36am Totally unacceptable . No one

Totally unacceptable . No one should ever cheer for msu ever, let alone a so called um fan.

01/02/2013 - 7:22pm Count me as a member of the

Count me as a member of the 14-0 club. There isn't a game on the schedule we shouldn't win.

12/02/2012 - 5:23pm You think the Big East v. ACC

You think the Big East v. ACC Orange Bowl match ups of the past few years were snoozers? Ha! Just wait until you see ACC v. MAC!

12/02/2012 - 12:08pm I'm so freaking sick of the

I'm so freaking sick of the SEC and Bama in particular that, with a very, very small list of exceptions, I would be cheering for whoever was playing them in the championship game. So, sad to say, go Irish.

11/18/2012 - 9:08pm No.

No.

11/18/2012 - 6:42pm No, Alabama wouldn't claim 13

No, Alabama wouldn't claim 13 titles. They would claim one, the BCS National Championship. The others don't matter. The AP is currently like the Blog Poll. It can be interesting to discuss but doesn't carry any actual weight.
 

And while the AP poll is the oldest, it is no longer an active participant in the selection of a national champion. It had weight on its own until 1997. From 1998-2004 it was a part of the process of selecting which teams would play for the national championship. From 2005 onward it has been irrelevant.

11/18/2012 - 6:33pm All participants being the

All participants being the powers that be within college football, not the media. The AP was invited to be part of the process of selecting the participants for a national championship game but that's all. Prior to 1998, sure, the AP title meant something. That's because there was no system in place to select a champion. Following the nonsense of the 1997 season, the only polls that matter are the ones agreed upon to select the participants in the championship game. Once that final poll is released, it no longer matters. Whoever wins the game is the sole national champion.

The AP could have decided to randomly vote UNC #1 in a poll and give them a trophy after the culmination of March Madness this past year. It wouldn't have made them co-champions along with Kentucky. There was a system in place and whoever won out was the sole champion. Ditto for the BCS. It's an extremely flawed system but it is still the system.

And this has nothing to do with USC in particular. I don't like them or cheer for them (unless I feel it could help Michigan), but I don't have a strong dislike for them either.

11/18/2012 - 6:02pm "the reason you don't hear

"the reason you don't hear "two championships" from Tressel and "six championships" from Saban is that they didn't win two or six, they won one and three."

 

You can't have it both ways. Either there have been 14 national championships awarded since the BCS started in 1998 or there have been 28 (counting 2004, otherwise 13 and 26). To say that there were 15 championships in 14 years (or 14 championships in 13 years discounting 2004) doesn't work.

Prior to the 2003 season, all participants had agreed on a system to determine the champion. USC pathetically clings to a meaningless title because they didn't like the results of that system after the fact.

11/18/2012 - 3:14pm The AP trophy doesn't

The AP trophy doesn't actually mean anything anymore though. The BCS champion is the only champion since 1988. If the AP trophy meant anything, we would talk about Tressel's 2 championships, Saban's 6 championships, etc.

11/18/2012 - 3:04pm But in 2006 his politicking

But in 2006 his politicking allowed his team to jump a better Michigan team and play for a championship. This year the only thing he can accomplish is to move up in a poll that hasn't meant anything since it stopped being used to help pick the championship game participants almost a decade ago.