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11/15/2018 - 10:55am I know you're hinting at how…

I know you're hinting at how this sets us up for OSU. But--at the risk of jinxing the University of Michigan and losing to OSU because me the anonymous poster asked the jinxy question--what do readers see as the explicit implications?

 

 

11/14/2018 - 1:40pm Is the idea to play a…

Is the idea to play a rigorous schedule and real competitive games? Or shall we salute those "smart enough" to game the system? Yours is a somewhat cynical take, in my view. But more important: we have the issue of the committee. The OP is saying that the committee should be discerning enough to take these cheese games into account. Which would in turn pressure the SEC to play tougher opponents. 

11/13/2018 - 9:04pm I think the OSU score makes…

I think the OSU score makes it look like a solid win. Those of us who watched know that both teams looked like crap for much of the game, and that OSU didn't shine in any areas--other than special teams--that struck much terror. But it may not have been the worst thi ng that they didn't look like a pushover. Harbs and co. will prepare appropriately.

11/13/2018 - 9:00pm Have a strong suspicion NB…

Have a strong suspicion NB is going to beat them this Saturday in Lincoln. Team may even go el foldo to register its disgust with the O coordinator. I think Don Antonio is in a spot of bother up there. 

11/13/2018 - 12:58pm You need to GIVE the news-…

You need to GIVE the news--Levert's going to be okay! Etc. Your title is still not informative. I am so happy about this!

 

11/13/2018 - 12:12pm Think McMurphy may be…

Think McMurphy may be stumbling on this one--if the denial from the mom and players who said they were there are true. Looks like an unfortunate miss, because organizations under threat will make a huge deal about how accusers go wrong and use it to bury the rest. 

11/13/2018 - 9:37am Hey Folks--I have been…

Hey Folks--I have been witnessing this same conversation in only slightly altered form for days now here at Mgoblog. Let's give all our fellow bloggers credit and assume that they too can add their ones together and get twos and threes, okay?

I assume you are sweet people but "[w]in out and we're in the driver's seat" is just not all that useful at this stage. Lovingly yrs, mglobules

11/12/2018 - 9:17pm Yes, heard and felt my…

Yes, heard and felt my stomach turn. Such a wonderful kid, and I have felt so proud about his trajectory. Hopefully there's a quick comeback and further stardom waiting. 

11/12/2018 - 11:29am I think we can start talking…

I think we can start talking about legitimately challenging Alabama with a class like that. 

11/12/2018 - 11:28am Ojala! 

Ojala! 

11/11/2018 - 8:50pm Had no idea. Wonder why they…

Had no idea. Wonder why they don't get shut down.

11/11/2018 - 7:28pm Let's say you've got a…

Let's say you've got a veritable gripe against Tom Herman. And you've got some serious dirt. Do you spill it all over twitter in a drunken rant? I don't think so. You save it for the moment when it will be most useful or damaging. 

And what are people going to say to what's been revealed so far? They're shocked, do you hear me? Shocked!

All he's providing is a night's cheap entertainment for half of America. 

11/11/2018 - 2:32pm That's something that stats…

That's something that stats should be available on--how many viewers are they drawing? Against what other sports competition? They've been for four years now. . . Would be curious to see. 

11/11/2018 - 12:36pm Doesn't Nate have a long…

Doesn't Nate have a long-standing love for MSU?

11/11/2018 - 11:52am Watch the highlight video;…

Watch the highlight video; we look great: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_mvEhNneQI

11/10/2018 - 9:27pm Just saw that Rutgers didn't…

Just saw that Rutgers didn't have a single yard passing until the third quarter. Nice. 

11/10/2018 - 8:54pm Simpson had some stretches…

Simpson had some stretches last year in the heart of the B1G schedule when he was getting to the hoop and defending awesomely. If he's missing from outside and not getting to the hoop, either, I question his contribution.

11/10/2018 - 8:50pm Thinks he's referencing some…

Thinks he's referencing some of the ludicrous patterns on exhibit here early in games. Football or bball, it doesn't seem to matter.

11/10/2018 - 7:39pm I'd have liked a chance to…

I'd have liked a chance to wallop Iowa, but whatever. If we play our game we wallop NW, too.

11/10/2018 - 7:17pm Just saw that Rutgers didn't…

Just saw that Rutgers didn't have a single yard passing until the third quarter. Nice. 

11/10/2018 - 7:02pm Thought pro scouts would…

Thought pro scouts would probably like what they saw from Shea today. Everyone a little bit pissy about the final score, but I think that's the day's biggest coup: establishing a little more of the passing game. Indiana and OSU will have to prepare for a very multi-dimensional Michigan offense. 

11/10/2018 - 6:42pm Give him credit; he's…

Give him credit; he's managed to use the word "cucks" twice here tonight; he's like a person learning a foreign language. 

11/10/2018 - 1:37pm Tuesday afternoon checkers…

Tuesday afternoon checkers between two drunken retirees.

11/10/2018 - 1:32pm Think that's what he's been…

Think that's what he's been tasked with. 

11/10/2018 - 12:49pm Undercooked, plain. And a…

Undercooked, plain. And a golf cart to eat it in. 

11/10/2018 - 12:25pm Certainly looking like the…

Certainly looking like the sludgefest between incompetent squads we hoped for.

11/10/2018 - 12:25pm That's because they knew…

That's because they knew that OSU would call a stupid timeout seconds later--commercial--then punt--commercial. No wonder my attention span is shot.

11/10/2018 - 10:33am  

And one! C'mon refs!?

 

And one! C'mon refs!?

The comments are all great. "Future all-star!" "Can we get some Caris merch in the store now?"

 

11/10/2018 - 8:42am I think this is going to be…

I think this is going to be interesting for a half and that some time in the middle of the third quarter we will all begin to yearn to be back in Mama’s warm kitchen making and eating some good pasta marinara like the guys in Goodfellas.

11/10/2018 - 8:36am User name checks out.

 

User name checks out.

 

11/10/2018 - 8:34am MODS: Please yoink

MODS: Please yoink

11/09/2018 - 5:43pm Found this on the internets,…

Found this on the internets, and it made me think this could introduce a fun new element to mismatches of this kind. 

"Is it a penalty to have only 10 players on the field?

From my experience in playing football from pop warner to semi pro, which I currently play, the only personnel penalties are for too many men on the field. More than 11 is seen as an unfair advantage and why it is blown dead immediately after the snap of the ball to start a given play. Having less is seen as it's own punishment by not keeping track of your players and any negative play thus isn't needed."

How low can we go? Let's find out!

 

11/09/2018 - 5:37pm Good sequence. They both…

Good sequence. They both look like they don't want to believe that embrace really happened. Even the baby seal is a little freaked out about it. 

11/09/2018 - 5:36pm Cool that for the ad that…

Cool that for the ad that splits up your post I'm getting a "world countries quiz."

11/09/2018 - 5:34pm Yes, but if the other team…

Yes, but if the other team has more than 50 points they strap a Rutger player in front of it. 

11/09/2018 - 5:21pm Tru dat!

Tru dat!

11/09/2018 - 5:21pm Tru dat!

Tru dat!

11/09/2018 - 11:37am Maybe if I could get at it,…

Maybe if I could get at it, though I am mindful of leaving something for the seventh generation. 

11/09/2018 - 11:34am Get Karan Higdon to 2,000…

Get Karan Higdon to 2,000 yards then sit every starter.

11/09/2018 - 10:26am This historical dimension is…

This historical dimension is helpful. I agree that the ACC has few strong teams this year, and that the conference is overrated by the committee. (Having ND with one foot in, one out is garbage, too.) And we speak from a position of relative strength now because the B1G East is the toughest conference in college ball. But there have been years when the B1G didn't go far beyond one or two squads, either, and not so long ago. The Pac 10 has maybe one good squad and the Big 12 is, in its own way, crappy. I don't know how you would juggle these (temporary?) truths if you were trying to expand the playoff by another four squads. . . 

11/08/2018 - 10:47pm Oh.

Oh.

11/08/2018 - 8:07pm Rutger people calling Rutger…

Rutger people calling Rutger Rutger kinda legitimizes it, I'd say; I had a hearty chuckle reading that. 

The trick is to keep using it creatively. I was thinking today that it was getting stale, but this post--weirdly--kinda revived it. 

11/08/2018 - 11:41am Would love to see it. But…

Would love to see it. But FSU is so awful that I think there's a very serious chance that ND demolishes them (especially at home) and strengthens rather than weakens their case. ("If they can do that without Book. . ." etc.)

 

11/08/2018 - 10:58am Sometimes. It's also salt…

Sometimes. It's also salt air. I grew up in Monmouth County, which is very beautiful country, and whenever I step out of the car it rocks me. I know you were kidding, but get past those stacks in North Jersey--south along the Atlantic or north into the Poconos--and the state can be beautiful.

11/08/2018 - 10:03am I live in Tally, and hoped…

I live in Tally, and hoped for big things from Taggart. (The whole city was eager to get out from the southern fried bullshit of coaches past.) But he has been almost as pathetic in the postgame as his team has been on the field. He inherited a terrible situation, as has by turns been revealed. But he will be on a very short leash next year. 

11/07/2018 - 4:21pm The good person in me, so…

The good person in me, so desperate to get out, just cannot bring himself to neg you. 

11/07/2018 - 4:19pm The thing about giving it a…

The thing about giving it a good kicking is that even if it doesn't fix it you have vented a little. 

11/07/2018 - 12:12pm Tough IMO because I'm happy…

Tough IMO because I'm happy to see MSU beaten like a drum, and believe that beating a higher-ranked one-loss OSU at season's end could be the necessary leg up over Georgia. 

OTOH a two-loss OSU may not have as much heart for our tilt. . .

11/06/2018 - 3:40pm So many words for a summary…

So many words for a summary dismissal. The OP took time to lay out scores against common opponents without making grand claims about their meanings, and we can take from them what we will. Limited value of the transitive property notwithstanding, these scores offer considerable assurance that Michigan will be able to play OSU very tough, and possibly beat them.  

11/06/2018 - 2:07pm Appreciate the solid…

Appreciate the solid evidence that M is pretty good on offense. It's the nature of fandom that we're all pretty critical, anxious about each failed series of downs, etc. But the truth is that the offense has been quite good. And I think the team can get quite a bit better.

Keep sharpening the knife? OSU has its hands full with MSU (and more). But we can play our next two games with an eye on getting ready for Columbus. Advantage: Meecheegan.