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07/20/2018 - 9:52pm To clarify. I stated that…

To clarify. I stated that Drew had more talent than Brady. But yes, Brady was clearly the better QB. 

The State game in particular was disappointing. Drew was certainly not the better QB that year but I do believe he was clearly the more talented. 

07/19/2018 - 1:58pm First - Hi Drew....

Second,…

First - Hi Drew....

Second, while the final selection of Gardner is with merit, to me there is no debate.  Drew was a far better QB.  His 2000 season was the platform for a true Heisman campaign for 2001.  Defeating OSU in Columbus in 2000 set the stage for a great year in 2001.  I will even go as far as stating that Tressel stupid statement would have been shoved right back in his face had Drew stayed in 2001......

 

Even in Drew's first year, you could see that he was more talented than 'The GOAT' Brady, although Brady was by far more seasoned......

Love Devin, had a great career and deserves this honor for starting (and surviving) 33 games.

This will always be filed under what could have been.......... 

06/29/2018 - 9:56am Any reason is bang is a good…

Any reason is bang is a good thing, but especially for America's Birthday.....

 

Happy 4th week long celebration....

 

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06/28/2018 - 4:59pm The biggest issue there is…

The biggest issue there is that OSU and Wisconsin did an end around.  Watch the day by day progressions.  We had pushed them out of the NE and was making progress, but then you will see that OSU and Wisky changed tactics and focused more on attacking GT and Clemson and moved around our strong hold. 

That created a multi front for us and started to spread our forces as we had to fend off Bama, Stanford, and Nebraska in the West and still had to contend with OSU and Wisky in the east.

Eliminating anyone at this point takes some incredible luck.  Even Stanford and VT only were eliminated by 1 night of obscured bad luck.

06/28/2018 - 4:50pm Need to save this photo and…

Need to save this photo and compare it in a couple of years after all the boyz have been through Camp Sanderson.  A perfect before and after shot.....

06/26/2018 - 1:22pm I'm going to defend NJ a…

I'm going to defend NJ a little bit here but in the end we do not know what was important or unimportant to any recruit so making broad judgement statements comes with it's own peril....

But I believe the point Nj is trying to point out is that Dobbs has/had the opportunity to go to basically any Power 5 school he chooses.  There is very little restricting him from any particular university, yet with the vast array of choices (including all the current heavy weight in CFB today), Dobbs chose MSU.

So the question is "Why choose a school with a public nightmare of an issue when he can / could have chosen anywhere else?"  It's not an issue of who did or did not recruit him.  Of course plenty of schools wanted him and it is not a reflection on that school because Dobbs had not made a choice yet.  The question is "Why choose MSU, given that particular situation?"

So yeah through that optic, its a bit of a head scratcher, BUT to judge his decision without ever knowing the whole story is a big leap of faith.  There are literally a hundred factors that can go into a decision like this.  How each individual prioritizes those factors is unique to that individual.   

I can be safe to say the MSU scandel does not impact Dobbs too much as he chose them despite what is going on.

Good Luck Dobbs, your going to need it when you face Zach Harrison across from you..... ;-)

06/26/2018 - 1:06pm Yes, last night was not good…

Yes, last night was not good.  We had 10 territories where we were favored by the odds (50% - 89%) and we lost 7 of those 10.  That's a bad night.  Last week we had a few nights in a row where we were rolling hot.  It comes and goes......It comes and goes.....

06/18/2018 - 1:28pm Michigan has to beat OSU to…

Michigan has to beat OSU to get in (and the BTT title game).  The only time the SOS will matter is if/when they have to compare schedules with another team from another conference.

 

06/13/2018 - 11:50am While I agree in general…

While I agree in general with you on all points.  There is always the exception to the rule....  The question is...... Is McDaniels the exception?  While I will not lose any sleep over this, I would certainly enjoy watching a true one and done type play for Michigan, particularly one the is an exception......

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06/06/2018 - 4:12pm Discord MAC0911

Discord MAC0911

06/06/2018 - 12:19pm Just wanted to try out…

Just wanted to try out uploading a Gif.  So excited now.....

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06/03/2018 - 9:35pm This ^^^^

I put this in yesterday's thread as well.  Warde needs to close the extension deal ASAP.  For the longer this drags out, the more there will be speculation Tweets / BR reports / Internet trolls looking to get site hits by throwing out information.

 

The art of negotiation is to determine what is the other person's selling point.  In this case, Warde needs to determine what is JB's selling point and close the deal.  This can not drag on.

 

As others have stated, MAYBE JB is interested, I dont know and I certainly dont believe anyone else knows on this site.  

I just have to believe that where JB is at right now in his career (and yes age), staying at Michigan is the best choice. Keep in mind, winning the NCAA would be a pretty cool thing too and if i had to put odds on which would most likely happen over the next 5 years (Mich winning the NCAA or the Pistons winning the NBA).  I belive it is too obvious that it is Michigan winning the NCAA......

 

 

06/01/2018 - 3:30pm NOOOOOOOOOO

Please nooooooooooooooo............

 

Every man has a right to do whatever he wants, but this?

Noooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Am I clear enough here......?  Just in case.......

Pistons....

BACK OFF, he belongs in Ann Arbor!!!!!!!

05/31/2018 - 2:20pm Lets see here

A Nasty Defense....... Check

Develop a Nasty OL Mentality.......Check

Achieve a Nasty OL Mentatily....... Profit.....

 

This is the kind of team that I can really enjoy watching....

05/30/2018 - 12:07pm But I think that is the whole point

While Risk is based upon stacking up the odds in your favor (The bigger the Army the more likely you will win).  It just seems that the "underdog" wins too often in this game. 

Last night you just pointed out 3 examples where people are wondering how in the heck did we win/lose those territories (based upon one's view point)

And there have been several examples over the past 3 weeks where this seems to happen too frequently.

I can tell you on FLA, there were multiple times over the past few days where FLA had incredible odds in their favor to push out Chaos (who are discounted in their star ratings), yet Chaos seemed to pull one out each night.

To me, there is just something off in the CFB Risks mods RNG method / calculations that is favoring the underdogs too much......

Sometimes we benefit from it and other times we are on the short end (this is why it took several days to secure the NE).  We would have stacked odds against OSU on some territories, but they would come up snake eyes when the RNG took over.

05/25/2018 - 11:42am Under the normal circumstance of Risk

you would be correct, but you have to understand that Clemson only has a max Star Power of about 550.  That is only ~20% of our Star Power.

 

Clemson attacking us would be the equalivent of Canada attacking the USA.  Not something that would end well for Canada if they were foolish enough to do something like that.....

 

Clemson has been a great allied and as BlueSCar has noted, we are working with them to execute a well coordinated attack plan tonight.  They have proven themselves reliable over the past 5-7 days......

05/25/2018 - 11:36am As there are many factors that have been discussed

about the passing game last year.  To me the oversimplification results is a TD Pass.

 

Essentially everyone has to do their jobs to complete a TD Pass....

.....The coaching staff has to call the right play.....

..... The QB and OL have to make the correct Pre-snap reads (Blitz / no Blitz...Man/zone)

....... The OL has to provide enough protection.....

...... The QB has to read the coverage correctly and make a good throw

......The receiver (WR/TE/RB) has to make the catch

 

While perfect execution is always desirable, functional execution is needed and on some plays one factor can override a shortcoming for that play (ie Patterson scrambles to avoid the rush).

But again, functional execution of all those factors will result in a 2+ TD/game ratio and if that is achieved, we will win a minimum of 10 games with this defense......

05/25/2018 - 11:20am An Arms Race is heating up

Another observation.

We really started taking control of our territories once the MGoHorde started siging up in droves.  Kudos to everyone for joining and participating, it has made a big difference as well as BlueSCar and other mods keeping us organized and aligned with our Allies.

 

But I am also noticing a trend that OSU numbers are starting to climb as well.  I sense that a real Star Power Arms race is developing.  We need to keep recruiting new players to maintain the Star Power leverage we have gained.

 

All I can say is this is certainly a good way to kill the summer doldrums.  Of course until Seth, Brian, and Ace starting raining Draft-aggedon upon us in July / August..... /s

05/25/2018 - 11:09am Thank you for that clarifcation

I have over 200+ Karma points in Reddit, but in Risk I was only at 130 and was wondering why they did not match up.

05/24/2018 - 10:46pm Clemson only has

1/5 of the Star Power we have (Star Power equals Army size).  It would behoove Clemson to keep working with us.  

It is akin to Canada (Clemson) and US (Michigan).  Do you really think Canada would attack USA?  Clemson allied with us to hang in the game.  We love that as the buffer some of our territories for us.....

05/23/2018 - 1:44pm Texas was in the same boat as well.....

it will take some luck to completely eliminate a stout player like OSU cause, as you noted, the fewer number of territories the more concentrated their forces become.  So unless they give up (and you have to believe the OSU Risk players do NOT want to get pushed our by the MGoHorde), it will take a fortuntate RNG roll to elminate them.....

 

We'll see, this is where coordinated Allied strikes become important.

05/23/2018 - 1:38pm Love the pray

But don't worry, in this version of Risk.  You regnerate everyday to attack for another day.  That is the biggest challenge in this game and why it is important that more people sign up.  We need to have the MGoHorde at full strength.

 

05/16/2018 - 11:24pm Discord MODS

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05/16/2018 - 3:57pm Yeah

I was on Reddit today and I just saw a post where some one was accusing "Red Nation" of Karma farming.  Certainly do not want that, but I would believe that one of the benefits the site is getting is increase in web traffic, so there should be some benefit to encouraging people to go over the Reddit and participate in good conversations

 

I started a thread about "what do you feel is your team's weakest postion?" And was very happy to see a multitude of College Football Fans have nice conversations without the RCMB low life dribble......

05/16/2018 - 12:46pm Same idea

From a strategical standpoint, the Midwest is equal to Europe in Risk.  Too many fronts to defend and spreads you forces too thin.

Nebraska had grabbed the NW and UF grabbed the SE, so the last logical foothold is the NE.  Once we secure the NE (kicking out OSU from Connecticutt), we can then strategically expand without opening too many fronts.

 

The Black and Green team are a consolidation of all the schools that have been eliminated to this point (hence they have the largest contingent) 

05/16/2018 - 12:42pm Agreed

We have had such an influx of users jump in this past week.  I suspect that our Star Power will start escalating quickly next week as our new legions move from 1 star to 2/3 stars.

Then things could get very interesting....

05/16/2018 - 12:07pm You have to hit the button

Update Star Rating.....

05/16/2018 - 12:06pm Bumping up your Star Power

There are 3 easy things everyone can do to bump up their star rating (very important aspect to the game)

1) The easiest, go to their Link Page and click on all 21 links.  This will automatically bump you to a 5 Star for that section

2) Counter for days playing risk.  At 5 days, you get your 2nd start, at 10 days you get your 3rd star.

3) Karma points, like Up votes here, you are awarded Karma points for posting and getting up voted.  At 50 Karma points, you get your 2nd Star (not sure about the 3rd star yet cause I am not at 50 Karma points yet).  So I proposed that daily we use a post at CFB Reddit and do our own POSBANG.  I just posted over there "What is your teams biggest concern for this year?"

We should go over there and POSBANG to pump up are Karma points.

Getting a minium of 3 start in 3 of the 5 categories puts you at a 3 Star overall.

Star Power = More Power in Risk.....

05/15/2018 - 7:59pm Just clicked on all 21 links

And I am a 5 Star for that section.  And in 3 Days, I will be a 3 Star in turns played.  That only leaves the Karma points to boost up.  So again, I propose that each day we start a Reddit thread and we essentially go POSBANG it.  This bumps up our Karma points, thus accelerating us to 3 stars for Karma. 

Given how they determine your overall, that would make everyone a 3 Star.  Then we can unleash our fury on OSU....

05/15/2018 - 4:26pm Bingo!

That is correct, sir!

 

Thank you

 

05/15/2018 - 3:00pm Having difficulty getting cleared for Discord but

Something we all should also be doing are the following actions:

1) Click on the links to boost your star rating from 1 to 2 for that feature (need to click on Links and it takes you directly to several Links that are associated to CFB.  Just look around at a minimum of 5 and "presto", you become a 2 star for that section)

2) As noted by the OP, start leaving some comments on other posts.  50 Karma points also bumps you to 2 Stars (It kinda works like the Up voting on here with the Blog).  Again, only 50 Karma point (50 upvotes) and you become a 2 Star there....  I would go as far as saying that we should have a POSBANG thread over on Reddit each day and we could give ourselves "upvotes" which equates to Karma points

3) Days played - At 10 days, you become a 2 Star automatically.....

Now for the more seasoned Reddit people, that would be 3 of the 5 sections that are rated as 2 Star.  Does that make your overall rating a 2 Star?

If I am understanding the game correctly, Star power is the determining factor in "winning / losing" these battles.  Given that we have a large fan base support (1156 at last count).  It would stand to reason that our Star Power Rating would incease faster then OSU.  More Star Power continues to slant the odds in our favor.

Am I understanding the mechanics of this game correctly?

05/14/2018 - 12:09pm Dont know how to upload pics (sorry I am ashamed)

But Google Images "MSU Graduation Engler Teal Roses" and it all there for everyone to see.  Very happy the students stepped up and just bombed (literally with teal roses) the scumbag Engler......

Here is a Twitter Account with some photos

https://twitter.com/ReclaimMSU/status/992530355386232833

05/14/2018 - 10:57am Average SAT score for CMU is also 1140

My son is going to CMU this fall (3.5 GPA - 1230 SAT).  Fits the scenario of the solid student, but would never get into Michigan.  Loves Michigan, but not in the cards for him.  He is very excited about going to CMU.

 

My point is to say that Michigan 'only' has 2 in state options for quality school is selling the state very short.

 

Western (even with its reputation of a party school)

Central (ditto as above)

GVSU

Michigan Tech

All are very good schools with programs that offer plenty for a student that is willing to go to school and make something of them selves.

Obviously, Michigan stands ahead of all the other, just point out there are more options in state.

 

On another note, did anyone else notice that in last week graduation at MSU, Engler was on stage to shake hands with the graduates.  Instead of shaking his hand most student stood him up and dropped a teal rose on the stage.  Student after student did this and the pile just grew.  For those who might not know.  The Teal Rose is a sign of support for the abused victums.  That was awesome, I believe the point here is the BOT and Engler are complete buffoons, but the student populas (in the majority general) is very upset with what is going on......

05/11/2018 - 12:38pm Just join chat room

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PS. Target set on Boston College

05/06/2018 - 5:19pm Having grown up on the west side of the State

Just south of Kalamazoo.  I can tell you that schools the ND and Wisconsin do leave a mark.  I have always been a loyal Michigan fan, but growing up only 35 miles from South Bend was pretty much in their back yard.

What I am saying is that in towns like Grand Rapids (where East Kentwood is located), Kalamazoo, Muskegon, Holland, St. Joesph, and Niles; all are in Michigan and all have strong followings for Michigan, but it is not 'impossible' for a kid to fall in love with either ND or Wisconsin.

05/02/2018 - 4:10pm Onside kick and Hail Mary

That would have been a neat trick knowing there was only 1 second left on the clock.  People can spin what they see anyway they want to.  Here is another take, Michigan curb stomped them 2 years ago and the score was only close because Mork and him minions scored 3 TD in the 4th quarter, 2 in complete garabge time, and the last one with only 1 second left.

 

The last 2 were cosmetic TD for Sparty, particularly the last one.  Otherwise that is a double digit stomping.

Now, I am past the "Sparty is lucky meme", I see them as a fundementally sound team that almost NEVER beats themselves.  This allows them to hang in most games (OSU last year and Bama in 15 are execptions) and captialize on the "Lucky breaks".

As a fundementally sound team, with decent talent will equate to ~8 each year.  Check the data, when was the last time Mork lost to any of these type of teams:

1) Losing record

2) Non Bowl team

3) .500 team

They pile up all those wins by being mistake free and then pull in 2-3 games against their team from home field schedule, pulling an upset, laser focus on their Super Bowl every year.

That gets them to ~9 wins each year.  2016 is quite the exception, but also the very thin line they walk from being a 9-10 win team to the tire fire they were in '16.

Bottom line, more talented teams just need to go in and execute their game plan.  Very rarely has Sparty been so dominate they dictated the action, they are a fundementally sound team that will not beat themselves.  If you want to beat them, you have to go after them, OSU did it last year, Michigan did it 2 years ago, Bama the year before, Oregon the year before that......

So I look at this years game from the perspective of how well are we prepared to play....

 

04/27/2018 - 9:51pm Plenty of spoilers there DrewForBlue

I think the movie is great, for other geeks it is like Empire Strikes Back.  Make no mistake,Thanos kicks some serious butt in the movie.  Estabishing himself as one Bad A$$ M'F****er.

That is where they did it closely to the comic book.  The ending is a shocker, yes, the audience was stunned and you could just hear gasps and "Oh NO" throughout the theater.  But I am sure that is what they wanted.

Can't remember who stated it earlier, but it is a great pick up that Dr.Strange,for some very odd reason after making is very clear that he would NEVER give up the Time Stone, hands is over rather easily.  Yet a few scence earlier, he stated that he time warped himself into the future to check out the plausible outcomes.  And there was only one.........

My other take, is at the end when Thor believes he has killed Thanos (FYI - been a huge Thor fan my whole life so to watch him be such a Bad A$$ himself is just awesome!)  What does Thanos tell Thor?????

I think Thor will remember that and make sure that he heeds Thanos's advice the next time.....

04/07/2018 - 12:40pm Reasons Michigan lost Monday

1) Shoot 3/23 from 3 point range.  Nothing else matter if you are not going to hit your shots.

2) DD having the game of his life.  No disrepect for the young man, but he will NEVER have another game like he did that night.... Just WOW..........

3) Officiating....Some comments on here how the fouls even out and in the 2nd half 'Nova was called for so many fouls.  BUT that is the WHOLE POINT....

In the first half, Nova was bumping, hacking, charging, getting away with fouls, period.  Yet only 1 person had 2 fouls (and Brunson had ZERO) and most only had 1 foul on them by half time.  The  center of that was Brunson, the OP pointed out correctly a 90 second span where Brunson committed 3 obvious fouls and none of them were called.  To make matters worse, (not sure if the TV crowd got to see it) at the end sequence, when a foul was called on MAAR, Brunson went into a childish foot stomping and clapping happy fit and the ref stepped up to him to talk to him (I can only guess to tell him to cool it).  That's when I lost it, Brunson just got away with 3 obvious fouls, managed to sucker the refs to call one on MAAR, AND did his little demonstative dance, and GOT NOTHING against him.  Still ZERO FOULS.

The irony is that my 18 year old son was like the OP's son, telling me to calm down.  We were sitting in Nova section behind their student section.  But to me that was just a slap in the face.  Bottomline, the refs allowed Brunson to get away with obvious fouls, then start his little taunting routine and all he got was a mini lecture???  That was simply horse crap.

By the time they started to call the fouls in the 2nd half, who cares?!?  First of all, no one from Nova was in foul trouble cause most of them started with just 1 foul in the 2nd half (Brunson had ZERO).  So there was no impact to their rotation.  By the time some of their guys got into any "foul trouble" they were up 15+ and in cruise control (Brunson finished with 4 but again had zero at the half so his rotation minutes were never impacted).  So I dont give a crap if the refs called fouls in the 2nd half to "even it up".  Had the refs been consistent between BOTH halves, Nova would have been playing their DEEP bench in the first half to save their rotation.

Nova only played 7 guys (1 had 4 minutes, but mainly 7).  But becasue the refs swallowed their whistles in the first half it saved Nove from having to go to their 8th or 9th guys.  Which we know from the scouting report was a HUGE drop off in talent.....

OK, I ranted.   Thats it, but again, if you only shoot 3/23, you are not going to win many games.....

04/03/2018 - 2:06am Had someone told me earlier in the evening that we would hold

Brunson, Booth, Spellman, and Pachel to 10-30 shooting (2-13 from 3). I would have believed we would have won hands down. But Donte was on fire and a tip of the cap to him.

We couldn’t hit a 3 and Donte just nailed it. That’s how the game goes sometimes. Still thrilled about this season and proud of this team.

Come back next year with a mix of veterans and a great group of Freshmen. This team is going nowhere and be ready for another tourney run.

04/03/2018 - 1:47am I completely agree about Livers

Up to his rolled ankle at the NW game. He was developing very nicely. He was the reason Robinson got shifted to the 6th man role. But since that rolled ankle (and I then no he re-aggravated later) his shot was not the same.

I fully expect a healthy Livers next year to lock down the starting spot at the 4 and contribute a solid 10 PPG average.

04/03/2018 - 1:04am Too soon......

Too harsh.....

04/02/2018 - 8:56pm Michigan fans came in droves

The vast majority of the KU and Loyola sections are now Michigan’s. It’s going tomorrow be loud tonight!

04/02/2018 - 7:00pm Having dinner at the Riverwalk......

Then heading over to the game. The Riverwalk is swarming with Michigan fans. Although we are close to the Marriott.

GO BLUE!!!!!

04/01/2018 - 1:43am Any seat in the Alamodome is a good seat

Buy a pair and bring your voice!

04/01/2018 - 1:31am The Nova contingent was tight and packed

In their 3 sections. Not much else. Certainly more Michigan scattered throughout the stadium. And with KU and Loyola dumping tickets right now, there will be plenty available for Michigan to take over.

I will say Nova’s student section was much larger. Another interesting thing will be which student section will get moved to the other end of the court opposite of the teams ‘core’ section. Both Michigan and Nova’s core section are on the same end of the court.

04/01/2018 - 1:20am I was in section 310 tonight

Right above Loyola section. When Michigan mounted its 27-8 closing. The stadium got loud. KU and Nova fans seemed more disinterested than anything else. The electricity was mounting from the 8 minute mark to the end. FYI (if my memory is correct we were down 49-42).

Throat is sore but I’ll rest it up tomorrow for the big game on Monday.....

ONE MORE GAME BOYS!

03/30/2018 - 4:00pm In SA right now. Fired up about tomorrow......

Looking forward to meeting up with fellow MGoBloggers Sunday night!