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11/13/2018 - 11:47am This is the #1 reason I want…

This is the #1 reason I want to throw those two East Coast interlopers out of the conference.

11/13/2018 - 11:46am Sorry, ND is a game we…

Sorry, ND is a game we really should be playing more often than not.  Just because we've decided not to for whatever reason doesn't change things.  To hell with Notre Dame and all that, but even more to hell with modern TV-driven schedule changes that fuck with the way things should be.

11/13/2018 - 11:41am I don't hate watching Zach…

I don't hate watching Zach Smith squirm because he is the human equivalent of the odor that wafts out of a chock-full dumpster.  But I don't think this story really passes muster.  Whatever happened, it's probably less than what LeBron Grimes accuses him of and more than what OSU and Meyer/Smith are copping to.  I don't really trust any of the main players in it.

11/13/2018 - 7:24am If you take some pretty…

If you take some pretty extreme liberties with both terms, yes.

11/12/2018 - 8:58am The hardest part about…

The hardest part about purposely getting a program in deep trouble with the NCAA is somehow managing to pry the NCAA's hands from over its own eyes.

11/11/2018 - 6:22pm I mean so he literally just…

I mean so he literally just put blackmail out on Twitter for everyone to see....and the neat thing about blackmail is that unlike slander, the accusation you make can be perfectly true and you're still not allowed to use it for blackmail, and therefore "what I said is true" is not a defense.  So that could get interesting.

11/11/2018 - 6:14pm I can definitely see why…

I can definitely see why this guy should be hired for anything ever.

11/09/2018 - 4:35pm REVENGE TOUR FOR THAT GODDAM…

REVENGE TOUR FOR THAT GODDAM FIRST DOWN THEY GOT ON US THAT ONE TIME

11/08/2018 - 9:15pm But complete diametric…

But complete diametric opposites on the Do They Belong In The Big Ten? meter.

11/08/2018 - 2:41pm Whether you need Michigan…

Whether you need Michigan State to win or lose, they are guaranteed to disappoint.  What will they do in this case when either a win or a loss is good for Michigan?

11/08/2018 - 8:05am Let me know when you find an…

Let me know when you find an entity capable of forcing neat and tidy order out of the entropic chaos that defines conference alignment.

11/07/2018 - 4:04pm They work for me....at the…

They work for me....at the moment.  Negging the OP worked just fine.

11/07/2018 - 3:10pm It's too bad, I had some…

It's too bad, I had some truly artful and well-crafted posts during the Great Point Freeze of 2018 that should've sent my points into the stratosphere.  I'll have to post a steady stream of cooler poop to make up for it and hope nobody notices enough to neg it.

11/07/2018 - 1:27pm If this doesn't happen like…

If this doesn't happen like all the friggin' time I'd be shocked.  It used to happen without a bunch of dumb fucks on Twitter and talk radio acting like it mattered.

11/07/2018 - 1:24pm Why are we better off…

Why are we better off without that debate?  At least then the debate mattered.  Now it's stupid since we'll eventually find out anyway and the only point to the debate is to fill dead air so that all the junkies can have something to listen to.

Also, your bowls are off.  Oklahoma wouldn't go the Rose, they'd probably go to the Sugar to play Alabama or the Orange to play Clemson (not the Citrus.)

11/07/2018 - 11:12am A Rose Bowl is just a…

A Rose Bowl is just a consolation prize

Man, look at what you just said.  Fuck college football these days.  Fuck it to hell.

11/05/2018 - 7:31pm There's some proof right…

There's some proof right there we're living in an age of helmet sticker inflation.  That's the Rose Bowl and Harbaugh still only has a handful of badly spaced stickers that barely go halfway up the blue part of the helmet.

11/05/2018 - 4:46pm I still don't get why you'd…

I still don't get why you'd mess with the best helmet of all time, but I sort of suspect a lot of what Harbs has done (helmet stickers, white pants, to name two) is to re-create Michigan in the image that he remembers from the halcyon days of his childhood.

11/05/2018 - 4:17pm Delany goes here because…

I think we all know whose team this really is.


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11/05/2018 - 3:40pm I want to go for three, but…

I want to go for three, but we can't.

11/05/2018 - 2:44pm Shouldn't have to pay you…

Shouldn't have to pay you not to do something you shouldn't do in the first place.

11/05/2018 - 2:11pm Kicking the ball is a magic…
  • Kicking the ball is a magic wand that resets the penalty status?

Change of possession is, I believe.  Picture an interception.  There's a holding call on the O-line during the pass rush and then an illegal block on the return.  The interception will not be nullified for offsetting penalties; what happened on that kick block is what would happen here.  The defense would decline the holding penalty and be forced to deal with the illegal block. 

11/05/2018 - 2:00pm Ball don't lie.


Have to…

Ball don't lie.

Have to laugh because my mom said this exact thing about this exact play.  Truth.  Yes, she is something of a Sheed fan.

11/05/2018 - 1:51pm All those "rotted fish"…

All those "rotted fish" fuckers have been dancing with glee on Michigan's grave for the past decade.  Now they're all pearl-clutchy because Michigan is coming back and enjoying it.  They can go sit on a wrought-iron fence post.

11/05/2018 - 12:46pm Wasn't a touchback, I think…

Wasn't a touchback, I think that was the one where Mason squashed Hamler into a pancake around the 22 or so.  Point remains though.  Actually, the thinking behind that is understandable - we're getting our asses kicked so let's see if we can get our star return man to give us a spark.  I point and laugh at Franklin for the outcome, but it's a defensible choice.

11/05/2018 - 10:07am Back in the day we didn't…

Back in the day we didn't need no stinkin' Big Ten championship game in order to win Big Ten championships.

In other words, putting an artificial money-grubbing construct in the way of something we used to see routinely doesn't mean we have to act like this is a historical first.

11/05/2018 - 10:04am Doing it twice really…

Doing it twice really defeats the purpose.

11/04/2018 - 6:42pm As much fun as it'd be to…

As much fun as it'd be to clinch the division by beating Rutgers and Indiana, I think an Ohio win would be better.  We want the playoff committee to think Ohio is really good.

11/04/2018 - 2:27pm Rumor has it the happiest…

Rumor has it the happiest people about this decision are his family, who will no longer have to wear maroon and orange to football games for the next four or five years.

11/04/2018 - 11:30am Where babies come from.

Where babies come from.

11/03/2018 - 10:19pm As a conservative, if I was …

As a conservative, if I was "not into free advertising" for a business that has political views I disagree with, I'd have to yell at everyone who posted anything about any movie ever, and most music as well.  I think you'll survive a fast food chain thread.

11/02/2018 - 2:05pm Watching a game on TV is fun…

Watching a game on TV is fun but ultimately it is watching other people live their lives.  Go out and live yours.

11/02/2018 - 12:06pm Dr. Z was on the Internet…

Dr. Z was on the Internet around the time I started getting on the Internet, and gave me the impression that sports writers on the Internet were smarter than the ones in print.  I mean, Drew Sharp was the most voluminous source of info at the time, and we high schoolers didn't have much to compare him to, and we still knew he was a fount of unending negativity for no good reason at all.

P.S. Liking airports is not weird.  I love airports.  I like getting there early and having plenty of free time on my hands to sit down at the bar or read or do puzzles or whatever.  I like passing by all the gates and looking to see whether or not I've been to the place that plane is flying to.  I like all the people going every which way, coming to and from all corners of the world.  I like watching the ground crews.  I like the multimodal transportation - planes, trains, and automobiles all in one place.  Sometimes inside the building.  I guess I get why some people wouldn't like them, but those are the people who absolutely do not believe in the phrase "it's the journey, not the destination."

11/02/2018 - 10:00am  How to check this: have a…

 How to check this: have a legitimate 3rd party making medical decisions.

I mean, that's kind of what happens.  It's hard to take it truly out of the hands of the university entirely because someone has to pay the medical/training staff to be there.  But the staff usually doesn't report to the head coach and I believe that was the case at Maryland.  That's to avoid having the head coach, who's incentivized to have his players on the field, influencing the training staff to put a player on the field who shouldn't.

11/01/2018 - 12:53pm ButWhyCan…

ButWhyCan’tIDriveOnTheSidewalk disease

Turns out they were stoppin' everyone drivin' down that particular stretch of sidewalk.  And that's profilin'.  And profilin' is WRONG.

10/31/2018 - 2:45pm It's obnoxious that it's…

It's obnoxious that it's Philly Special because the Lions specifically ran it first.

10/30/2018 - 6:17pm And I was just sitting here…

And I was just sitting here trying to figure out which Big Ten East school would try to come up with some way to fit in with the molesters and wife-beaters in the division.

10/30/2018 - 12:18pm "Hi, I'm a writer from…

"Hi, I'm a writer from Pennsylvania and I have no fucking clue what Michigan actually does, but since I'm a member of the media, I can assume whatever I like and it'll get taken as gospel."

10/30/2018 - 9:50am It's like everything State…

It's like everything State does.  They can't come up with their own ways to make fun of their rival, they just have to change something we do and call it clever.  Those bumper stickers that said "U Call it Maize We Call it Corn."  The "You Off" shirts.  "Little sister."  "Smash right through that line of blue."  They have absolutely no way of uplifting themselves without ripping off or tearing down U-M.

10/25/2018 - 3:08pm Your toxic football team…

Your toxic football team killed one of its own players, and you still are not interested in learning the lessons from PSU, OSU, MSU, etc.?  That getting rid of shitty people is always a good idea?

10/25/2018 - 3:04pm Here is another one:

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Here is another one:

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The winning points were scored with 6:18 to go in the first half.

10/25/2018 - 2:58pm The Seattle Seahawks once…

The Seattle Seahawks once had a total autorutger.  They lost 24-0 to the LA Rams in 1979 and gained -7 yards.

10/24/2018 - 7:26pm Don't tempt them.

Don't tempt them.

10/23/2018 - 7:10pm Yeah, he was also more…

Yeah, he was also more emphatic about denying ever having received a text message from his wife, so....yeah.

10/23/2018 - 10:50am Surprise!  Everyone say hi…

Surprise!  Everyone say hi to Georgia Southern.  The Atlanta market is ours!

10/23/2018 - 9:23am "And the final result." …

"And the final result."  Stick the knife in and twist it.

10/22/2018 - 7:35pm Baseline 0: +1 for I See…

Baseline 0: +1 for I See What You Did There.

10/22/2018 - 2:50pm Black Pit Of Negative…

Black Pit Of Negative Expectations.  If you reside in it, every time something happens you're just waiting for the other shoe to drop and things to go badly.  If Shea connects on a beautiful throw to DPJ for a 79-yard touchdown, you're waiting for the next TV shot to be the ref saying "Holding, offense."  If we fumble a handoff on our own 6 and MSU scores on a trick play that fires up the whole stadium, you interpret that as a momentum shift and a sign that the universe hates us, rather than shrugging and realizing that that really was the only way Sparty could score all day long.

It is not considered an irrational place to be, given the last decade or so.  Brian's Notre Dame write-up introduced the concept, at least for this year.

10/22/2018 - 2:11pm Shea Patterson had ups and…

Shea Patterson had ups and downs but his legs are now a thing. (Don't tell any DCs about that.)

Nah. Tell all the DCs about that.  Once they download and process that information, Karan Higdon will run for approximately Biakabutuka yards.

10/22/2018 - 1:38pm Oh, OK, I see what you mean…

Oh, OK, I see what you mean.... for sure, I am not rooting for or even indifferent to legitimate and serious health problems.

Arguably, if the stress of losing, the microscope, or of spending years covering up for an alleged wife beater while lying constantly about the whole thing and spending too much time thinking up ways to dodge responsibility while constantly getting yelled at for insincere and contrived apologies to the wrong people is getting to Urbz - he kind of deserves it.  And if leaving coaching will take the stress off and remove the health issues, then leave coaching. I'm not ashamed to actively root for that.  Unrelated actual health problems, though, if that's the problem.... no, I see what you mean and I'm not reveling in that stuff.