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09/22/2018 - 12:14pm Seriously though, NFL games…

Seriously though, NFL games take 2-1/2 hours on average. 

09/20/2018 - 10:43pm SMU UFR you say?

SMU UFR you say?

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09/16/2018 - 11:49pm I don’t know that the world…

I don’t know that the world has ended because of that stat either. I say this as a stat guy. 

2016 S&P+ #2 overall defense

2017 S&P+ #10 overall defense

Is there room for improvement? Sure. I’m sure the coaches are watching the tape and making adjustments. FWIW the guy sitting next to me yesterday kept bitching that “SLANTS ARE KILLING US ALL DAY” so I’m a little bit hypersensitive to this narrative. 

When it comes to people saying, just run zone to fix this, I would say zone leaves areas and pockets for the offense to pick apart. I don’t think running zone fixes anything. I think the key is getting the right personnel in place. As the season grinds on, the coaches will continue to make those adjustments. 

09/16/2018 - 10:28pm SMU was 5/14 on third down…

SMU was 5/14 on third down. Do we have to change our entire defensive strategy because a shitty team converted 35% of their third downs?

09/09/2018 - 1:52pm You state that like Michigan…

You state that like Michigan’s future is a known quantity. I think after two games, that’s a bit premature. ND could be a 7-5 team and Western Michigan could be a 3-9 team. Conversely, ND could be 11-1 and Western 9-3. You can flop those around however you want, but the truth is nobody knows. So given that, how the fuck do you project our season so easily given the lack of known information?

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08/07/2018 - 10:19pm I know I will come off as a…

I know I will come off as a dick for saying this, but since 2010 Michigan State has 3 B1G titles.  We haven't won a B1G title since 2004.  They don't need validation, they've already validated themselves.  However, they are a dirty shit stained program and they just need to have their ass kicked this year by Michigan in their concrete sewer stadium.  It is time to put things back to normal.  

08/07/2018 - 8:06pm This is pretty much the…

This is pretty much the worst post ever. These are pretty much the worst videos ever. I don’t know if I’m old and I missed something, but holy shit if I missed something that makes these videos redeeming, I’m fucking glad. Garbage. Pure garbage. 

This is even worse than that video that Notre Dame paid to have made with that dipshit in the big hat. “We are Notre Dame” video from Funk Something. 

08/07/2018 - 5:52pm I agree. Almost every report…

I agree. Almost every report I read about Michigan says “One good quarterback away.”  This is not just an mgoblog statement either. I also know this is true for any program, but I’m looking at the depth we are building now and am very pleased. 

Now this is just me babbling, but if the OL improves to a top 30 unit this year, I’m not worried about our offense moving forward. If Warinner = Don Brown, then pay the man whatever he wants.

More babbling: I’m really of the opinion that this season is going to be something special. I also think the silence from Harbaugh on social media and in the press makes me think he does too. I’m imagining a “What’s your deal?” moment for him with Danktiano and a giggling with glee handshake with whatever fecal matter ends up coaching Ohio State this year. We are going to the playoffs and the road is paved. This is the year. 

08/06/2018 - 11:56pm (No subject)

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08/05/2018 - 10:33am Lol Section 1.8 I’m in the…

Lol Section 1.8 I’m in the top 5% of donors. I’m just posting to say your opinion is now invalid because I am more important and involved than you. 

Seriously though, just STFU. There’s a reason you’ve been banned before. You’re a dick. You’ll always be a dick. You only come out to post when you have a good opportunity to stir shit up. 

I mean, what kind of special do you have to be to get nuked on both a Michigan AND Ohio State sports blog? Oh, right. There you are. 

08/03/2018 - 1:36pm Wonder if replies lock the…

Wonder if replies lock the edit button?

 

 

Edit: This could get very interesting if you can edit your comment after someone responds

 

Edit2: Why do I feel like MichiganFan1984 right now?

 

Edit3: Wait, there's more than one of us?

08/03/2018 - 1:35pm I highly doubt it.

I highly doubt it.

 

 

Edit: Holy shit!

 

Edit2: Nope replies do not lock the edit button.

 

Edit3: I agree that this could get very confusing.

 

Edit4: Because we're talking to ourselves?

08/03/2018 - 1:33pm I'm more curious which one…

I'm more curious which one of the OP's other accounts posts in this thread first.

08/02/2018 - 7:02pm I’ve not once celebrated…

I’ve not once celebrated this news because it makes our rival weaker. Ohio State as a football team will be just fine. You make broad generalizations and assume too much. 

What should happen is happening. If Urban Meyer did no wrong, then an investigation will reveal that. If he did something wrong, then an investigation will reveal that as well. Whatever happens on a football field is irrelevant to this conversation  

On a personal note, my aunt was abused for years and it took her a long time to get away from her abuser. This is very dear to my heart and mostly because I’ve hugged her and held her after being beaten. 

Brady Hoke is a poor example because it’s been widely expressed here that he had no clue what he was doing running a football program. If you have paid attention, the meme about not fully aware arose directly from his incompetence and that of his ass douche AD Dave Brandon. Those two had no business shaping the lives of youth.

08/02/2018 - 4:19pm From his article on his…

From his article on his shitty website -

 

"Just a few hours ago a member of the media published a story about Ohio State's Urban Meyer alleging he had knowledge of domestic violence issues involving Ohio State’s now-former wide receiver coach. A former ESPN writer wrote a story on Facebook and now…..

 

Social media is abuzz with people in the outrage spiral descent where one after another weighs in to show just how much more outraged they are over some alleged wrong. People from other schools on social media are giddy with the excitement of “Urban being in trouble” and breathless in anticipation that he will be fired.

 

That is what losers do. Being unable to beat someone on the field they take excitement that some other means of derailing a rival will suffice."

 

No Jay.  This has nothing to do with losing on the field.  This has to do with finding out if Urban Meyer, the proclaimed hero of absolutes, lied and covered up for a member of his staff.  I can see why this would hit a Jay Paterno nerve, he's still the same warped asshole who thinks Joe didn't do anything wrong.  Fuck Jay Paterno.  Fuck Penn State.

07/30/2018 - 11:33pm Lol - he replied 10 minutes…

Lol - he replied 10 minutes before you did on this post.  Reading isn't your strong suit, or time, or trolling.  Time to hang it up for the night.

07/30/2018 - 11:26pm I think your avatar looks…

I think your avatar looks like something I dropped off in the toilet this morning.  I had to wipe four times, but it was worth it to get that kind of shit off my ass.  Your days here are numbered little Sparty troll.

07/30/2018 - 11:10pm How about fuck you Jemele. …

How about fuck you Jemele.  Do you understand that or is that an epitaph?  Do you need me to draw you a picture Jemele?  Do I need to give you a history lesson Jemele?

07/30/2018 - 11:04pm Yup - Dennis Fithian classic…

Yup - Dennis Fithian classic MSU troll.  He's super awesome if you like Spartans.

07/30/2018 - 10:59pm Dennis, you are the worst…

Dennis, you are the worst kind of troll.  I hope you get warts.

07/30/2018 - 10:55pm Damn it - 1146 yards 6 YPA

Damn it - 1146 yards 6 YPA

07/30/2018 - 10:54pm John O'Korn

Michigan Stats

John O'Korn

Michigan Stats

104/191 54.5% 1146 YPA 4TD 6 INT

 

He was the most painful quarterback to watch play at Michigan since 2008.  My wife sent him a nice message on social media when he was getting so much angst from the fan base.  Whatever happened to him at Michigan should not be repeated.  Whether it was by his own doing or some fault of the coaching.  Jemele Hill is click bait.  He should be ashamed of himself if it was directed at either the fans or the coaches.  Both of those groups gave him a shot and he failed.  The stat line speaks well to that and we all witnessed his performance on the field.

07/24/2018 - 10:09pm He posts a whole lot -…

He posts a whole lot - eventually something slips through that is agreeable. 

07/24/2018 - 10:05pm I understand what you are…

I understand what you are saying, but they are getting their ass kicked this year.  They will not be able to run or pass against our defense and our offense is going to be in full swing when we meet them.  This year is different because we return almost 80% of our offensive and defensive production from last year and we have added the #1 QB from 2016 to the mix.  They are going to get thumped in their concrete shit hole stadium.  Let them talk shit now.  "Where did all the Spartans go?"  I'm going to be laughing at that video this year I'm sure of it. 

07/23/2018 - 9:21pm Urban speaks tomorrow.  Let…

Urban speaks tomorrow.  Let's all have pizza!  What do you say Urban?  Jim's buying!

 

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07/23/2018 - 8:27pm Apologies - I've had to hold…

Apologies - I've had to hold my aunt after being beaten by her husband several times.  Wife beating raises the hair on my neck.  She is safe now and away from her abuser.  

07/23/2018 - 8:17pm Cheating on your wife is bad…

Cheating on your wife is bad. If you and your wife work it out, so be it. Beating your wife is wrong and criminal. If you don’t know the difference between the two, I don’t know how to help you understand.

07/23/2018 - 7:57pm If he was in the circle of…

If he was in the circle of trust, it is very likely the information was suppressed. 

07/23/2018 - 7:51pm I hope they do get a better…

I hope they do get a better coach and we still kick their ass. Good riddance to wife beaters. 

07/23/2018 - 12:06pm We have a tough first game…

We have a tough first game and then some breathing room to get the line developed.  Per Bill Connelly preseason rankings (away games in italics top 25 match up in bold)-

  • #7 Notre Dame
  • #87 Western Michigan
  • #74 SMU
  • #60 Nebraska
  • #38 Northwestern
  • #80 Maryland
  • #12 Wisconsin
  • #11 Michigan State
  • #8 Penn State
  • #84 Rutgers
  • #58 Indiana
  • #1 Ohio State

Survive Notre Dame and you get the soft jelly filling of our schedule.  Then three really tough games but two of them are at home.  There will be time to develop the offensive line.

07/20/2018 - 10:37am Section 409, Row 2, Seats 5 …

Section 409, Row 2, Seats 5 & 6.  

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I sit here because it is as far away as I can get from the field.  I'm legally blind with only 5 degrees central vision remaining in both eyes and my peripheral vision is all gone.  I probably have 5-10 years left before I won't be able to see the games at all.  My wife grumbles at the PSD, but I want to enjoy the games while I still can.  It also works well because people rarely stand up at all.  It takes me a whole lot of focus to keep up with the game action and when someone blocks my view for a second, I lose track of where the play is.  I don't like ruining someone else's enjoyment of the game by telling them how they should react - they bought their ticket and it is their right - so this is much more enjoyable for me as well.

07/19/2018 - 3:10pm I live about 30 minutes away…

I live about 30 minutes away from South Bend, so I don't head there often for food or spirits, but when I do for some of the decent shopping they have and the University Park Mall - these are the places I find to be appropriate.  Some of these are in Granger, which is about 10 minutes drive from campus.  Downtown South Bend is a little bit farther away from campus.

Breakfast 

  • Uptown Kitchen $$ - very good selection of breakfast drinks and very good breakfast menu as well.  Can do lunch here if you like as it closes at 3:00 PM.  Granger

Lunch/Dinner

  • Yesterday's $$ - good food menu and a cozy spot.  Good selection of bourbon/whiskey.  Granger
  • Rocky River Tap & Table $$ - farm to table place with a huge selection of craft beer on tap and very good selection of liquor.  Granger
  • LaSalle Grille $$$ - good steak place but fairly expensive for the area.  There's a dress code but otherwise the food here is really good.  South Bend
  • Tapastrie $$ - tapas place with good cheese plates, tapas, and cocktails.  South Bend
  • Fiddlers Hearth $$ - pub fare with pints and a great selection of scotches.  Cozy atmosphere and friendly bar.  South Bend
  • Corndance Tavern $$$ - pretty expensive for the area, but if you like a fancier meal this is a good place to go. Granger

Drinks

  • Scotty's Brewhouse $$ - chain restaurant that started in Indy, serves good bar food, make their own selection of craft beer, large TV's everywhere. Granger
  • Evil Czech Brewery $$- I go here almost every time I'm in the area.  Craft beers are really really good.  Granger
  • Bare Hands Brewery $$ - another craft beer brewery I like to go to as well.  Very good beer and pretty good atmosphere.  Granger

The reason I listed a few Granger places is that will put you near where you need to park if you don't have passes for the reserved lots.  The public lots will funnel you to the toll road 80/90.  Traffic is directed here so cars tend to move a little faster than parking at someone's house/yard for cash.  The public parking is a good distance away from the stadium (20-25 minute walk for me) but it's grass and where you can tailgate outdoors.  It's north of the campus.  If you go south of the campus you'll find Eddy Street Commons.  It's a newer shopping area that has some bars and restaurants.  There's a big parking garage there where you can buy passes but you'll likely be stuck in traffic afterwards for an unpleasant amount of time.  It isn't always directed after games.  It is very close to the stadium, but it can be a pain to get out of at night. 

Good luck and Go Blue!

07/17/2018 - 10:25pm I'm just holding out that…

I'm just holding out that things will be fixed.  The old site crashed a lot, looked really dated, and was ready to move to a newer platform with more functionality.  I think that they managed to preserve the data and get us all here, but there is a lot of work to be done to get it back to a more user friendly state.  

I do agree with you about just updating the old site to a new platform, I think there would be less complaining about the site now, but some minor complaining that nothing really changed.

07/17/2018 - 9:28pm You speak in absolutes, but…

You speak in absolutes, but yet not everyone liked the old site.  It seemed like every other week there would be a post asking when the new site would be launched.  While I'm not a fan of the new site because of some functionality issues - white background, post editing, points non functional, etc.  - I still am able to get my Michigan related news here.  I am still able to use the message board.

I think in this case, patience is key.  They preserved all the old content/posts from before, usernames were preserved with points in tact, there is still a message board for us to use, and the folks in charge of this have interacted with us that they are looking to fix these issues.  

07/16/2018 - 10:50pm If you go and look at…

If you go and look at different websites - SI.com, USA Today, etc. - they all mostly look like this format.  Banner with drop down menus, tiles to click for content, and ads splattered throughout.  This site is different because they don't offer one minute thirty second videos spewing the content of the articles.  I prefer this.  The function of the website is a bit concerning, but the visually appealing part of it is least concerning.  

I remember for a time we lost the ability to upvote or downvote in 2.0.  It was addressed eventually, but the site didn't die because of it.  If I had to guess based on years past, we are about to be bombed with more content than we know what to do with.  We are about 6 weeks away from the start of the season and if I have to read content with a white background, cannot edit my posts to the board, and don't get points for my random internet comments, then so be it.  I don't come here for those things.  I think given time the functionality of the site will improve.

07/13/2018 - 12:25pm (No subject)

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07/13/2018 - 11:59am Left blue thumbs for…

Left blue thumbs for everyone!

07/13/2018 - 11:17am Points are working again -…

Points are working again - bang away!

07/13/2018 - 11:15am It looks like the hamster in…

It looks like the hamster in charge of the points got back on the wheel!

07/13/2018 - 11:13am With only 6 wins to his name…

With only 6 wins to his name, it is possible.  Imagine looking at your schedule and trying to convince yourself there might be a game you're favored in.

 

07/13/2018 - 10:07am Aren't you a little bit…

Aren't you a little bit worried that by interacting with it that it might interact back with you?  I'd just leave it alone as it looks like it is having fun right now interacting all by itself.

07/13/2018 - 10:04am It's okay they fixed it now…

It's okay they fixed it now so you can't edit on your computer either.

07/12/2018 - 2:09pm I've had luck finding some…

I've had luck finding some podcasts and YouTube videos of discussions - not debates - of different viewpoints.  It really puts ideas in light and context and doesn't involve shouting or name calling.  I think podcasts and YouTube are pretty good media for the sharing of ideas - you just have to find them.  TV and Facebook I find to be not good because the discussion becomes to tiny and limited/unlimited by the constraints of those media.  TV is constrained by time and Facebook is not constrained enough for me, but that's just my experience.  MGoBlog is also not a place I look for discussions of this nature.

07/12/2018 - 1:59pm I hope we don't stop and…

I hope we don't stop and this thread breaks 300 comments.  This has been an entertaining thread.

07/11/2018 - 11:07pm The political door was…

The political door was slightly opened when Brian started posting his political views on the front page.  I did not care for it, but it is his blog so he can do as he pleases.  Brian is basically using his platform to advance his political views, some of which are for the betterment of the community he lives in. This isn't entirely bad.  If you don't like it or have no skin in the game then just skip reading it.  I'm sure I'm not the only person who has not bothered to read his political posts.

As per the board - political talk typically devolves into a shitshow of name calling and worthless discussion.  It has no place here.  If I want to read political discourse, I have many options for that.

07/11/2018 - 3:53pm Ask Vince Young how that…

Ask Vince Young how that works.  I don't recall the NCAA mailing him Reggie Bush's Heisman from 2005.

07/11/2018 - 3:49pm It depends.  Did that action…

It depends.  Did that action cause your feelings to be hurt?  If yes then you should have a very solid case.

07/11/2018 - 3:46pm "I'll admit to just skimming…

"I'll admit to just skimming, as I am at work and don't want to waste a bunch of time deep-diving into fringe lawsuits by an aggrieved guy who should have been on the bench with his 5th foul."

I feel exactly the same way.  He should have been on the bench.  He also fully admits to wearing his ring and not wanting to take it off.  That's fine and all, but when people see Louisville as a name and a brand, they see Pitino, they see hookers.  Completely not his fault if he didn't participate in the hookers part of it, but you kind of deserve it for choosing of your own free will to play for a scumbag asshole like Pitino.  

07/10/2018 - 10:38pm I'm going out on a limb here…

I'm going out on a limb here and saying James Hudson.  He was ranked as the 109th best player in 2017.  He was the #2 player in Ohio.  However, this was as a DT so nobody is going to expect much from him preseason at OT. 

At 6'5" with long arms, quick feet, and Ed Warinner on staff - I think we have found our solution at one of the tackle positions.  It may take a few games in, but I bet he replaces one of the statues that are currently projected as starters.