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05/20/2018 - 8:24pm Planes, Trains, and

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles May be my favorite movie of all time.

I also would add National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. Love that movie.

05/18/2018 - 8:37pm Whiskey, buffalo wings, and

Whiskey, buffalo wings, and Netflix.

05/12/2018 - 1:53pm I’m a terrible son, my mother

I’m a terrible son, my mother is in Michigan and I’m in Florida, so I’ll call her. My mother in law lives for these days. She’s a great lady, but I’m sure that days like Mother’s Day will keep her around to 100.

I was told to make dinner for the entire family, and none of that cheap stuff. So some grass-fed, thick cut NY strips with all the fixings it is.

How many shots of bourbon will I have before dinner is the real question? And seeing that my mother in law does not approve of alcohol, how much discussion will follow?

05/06/2018 - 11:20am I coach high school sports

I coach high school sports and I can say that nothing beyond mild (and I mean mild joking) and making freshman carry the equipment is tolerated. After practices we have at least one coach stand outside the locker room to be a presence should something get out of hand. The players know that if a problem happens they will be punished. I’m not saying that a little jesting/physical hazing, like what was done when I played, is bad, but today’s world is a different one. Coaches get fired, charges are made, players react violently, and parents demand more answers. You don’t have to agree with the world we live in, but you have to be sensitive to it. That’s why I see things like this and no matter what your opinion is on hazing you have to recognize that it doesn’t fit into today’s world.

05/06/2018 - 10:31am I watch a lot of hockey, but

I watch a lot of hockey, but until I watched the Preds/Jets series I had no idea how good Conner is. Have to admit, the Jets are a very good team, and while I knew that, I don’t see many of their games.

Barzal is a very good young hockey player and I think many have just gone ahead and crowned him as Rookie of the Year, but I think Conner may very well end up being the better player.

I’m a Lightning fan, have met Yanni Gourde, own one of his practice jerseys from last year, and told people he would score over 20 goals this season, but his role is so different than the others on this list. He’s a third line center who is a pest, gets to the front of the goal, and doesn’t mind pushing and shoving a lot, but his “skill” is doing the little things right. What I saw out of Conner was dominance.

The Jets just might do this, I gave them nearly zero shot of beating Nashville, really thought they were too deep for Winnipeg.

05/05/2018 - 7:45am Let me start by saying I’m a

Let me start by saying I’m a Lightning fan, so my view is very biased, but I hate Marchand. He’s a pest, but let’s stop short of calling him effective. Sometimes he gets people off their game, but probably more commonly he gets suspended or thrown in the sin bin himself. Frankly, I hope his ass is planted to a couch for the rest of the summer following Sunday’s game.

The next two players aren’t as much of a bag of tools as Marchand, but they are on a list. Brian Boyle’s and Justin Abdelkader. Same idea for both, they like physical play and don’t shy away from fights. The difference is that these two players keep their tongues in their mouth.

04/30/2018 - 11:11pm 2011 Western Michigan game. I

2011 Western Michigan game. I went to the game at the spur of the moment because I scored a single ticket after I found out I didn’t have to work that day. Got to the stadium and went to my seat in row 9. Sweat my ass off for nearly 2 and a half quarters. Then stuck around amidst the storm approaching warnings. When the lightning started to strike I was trapped standing in my soaking wet cloths standing on the metal bleachers. Even if I wanted to run out there was no way. The aisles were jammed with people. Of course it being Michigan Stadium my cell phone didn’t work so my ride who went back to the car couldn’t get a hold of me and I stood around in the stadium until they finally called the game. When I got back to the car he was well into a six pack of beer. He hopped in the car and continued to drink his Coors Light as he drove. I’m no prude and I enjoy a drink, but let’s not have “road sodas”. I never really went to another game with that buddy again.

04/15/2018 - 10:41pm Tampa is the 1 seed ahead of

Tampa is the 1 seed ahead of Boston. They edged out the Bruins by 1 point in the regular season, but are 1-3 against Boston this year with the only win being a 4-0 game in the last week of the season.

I can say that Tampa Bay fans are figuring out that hockey is a great sport, but they don’t have the atmosphere of Boston...yet. If it’s a Boston and Tampa series it will be must see tv if you’re a hockey fan. Tons of speed and a lot of hatred between the teams.

04/15/2018 - 10:04pm As a Bolts fan, I’d like to

As a Bolts fan, I’d like to think that Boston is entirely beatable, but the bruins are very good.

I do not, however, believe that Pittsburgh is better than my Lightning. Some extremely deep lines of young players in Tampa that could be a big problem for the East opponents.

04/08/2018 - 9:51am “Who’s got it better than us”

“Who’s got it better than us” isn’t a chant meant to impose fear on others. It’s a rally cry for the team for the work they put into being a part of the team. I’ve got zero issues with 18-22 year olds recognizing that they would be no where else than next to their teammate/brother.

I’m also sorry to be so offended by your message board comment because you probably didn’t intend it that way, but I wouldn’t trade being a fan of Michigan for any other team regardless of their recent success or lack of success. I’m not an old “grey hair” who relives the “glory days”, but I love Michigan and I don’t see that changing at any point of my life. It’s my opinion that I’d stop watching college football altogether if Michigan wasn’t a participant.

03/31/2018 - 9:41pm Started with beer, went to

Started with beer, went to tequila, then sangria, now Crown Royal...HELLO HANGOVER!

01/27/2018 - 10:50pm Dantonio is a piece of shit

Dantonio is a piece of shit human. I wish him the worst in every possible way. I hope that he and his cronies are proven to be the horrible human beings they are. I hope Michigan state becomes a wasteland and the victims of these terrible crimes get the support (first and foremost) and money they deserve in a civil lawsuit against that trashy university located in east landfill. I have nothing good to say about that place and nothing good to say for Penn State. Both should be removed from the Big Ten because they’re places of zero ethical or moral standards.

01/07/2018 - 1:21pm Don’t worry, UCF has a

Don’t worry, UCF has a championship parade through Disney World today. I wish I was kidding, but they really believe they are national champions. Scott Frost seems more like a snake oil salesman than a football coach.

01/04/2018 - 8:06am To be fair, UCF would have

To be fair, UCF would have whooped a lot of teams better than us this year.

01/04/2018 - 8:03am I agree. Especially agree

I agree. Especially agree with the point you made about the Bowl game and the terrible offense coaches by a guy who knows he is probably getting fired. I said this a day or so ago, and the response was “who cares it was a Bowl game”. Well, it seems to me that people got all negative after Monday, so it clearly mattered to some.

One more point. We aren’t Iowa, they’ve had the same coach for all those years, we’ve had two total morons and a competent coach. It makes a difference when you change coaches and lose recruiting classes, change systems, and have to rebuild programs under the pressure of Michigan fans. Not to mention, I don’t think Ohio State circles the Iowa game every year.

Are these excuses, some very unintelligent “just win games” people will say so, I say they are reasons why this has been tough. If you don’t want to stick around for the success that I think is still a little ways away, then go find another team.

01/03/2018 - 9:20am Agreed. Make this the year of

Agreed. Make this the year of “getting to work”. No trips, no appearances unless forced to, and no extra attention. Let’s just get to work.

01/03/2018 - 9:03am I’m not arguing that I care

I’m not arguing that I care about that victory either, but if the coaches know they are getting shown he door or they are out shopping for jobs that might explain why there wasn’t growth. I may be wrong, but I think it helps to explain the abysmal play.

01/03/2018 - 9:01am I’m not sure you could argue

I’m not sure you could argue that Harbaugh is in this camp until this year when he didn’t have the confidence to keep slinging it around the field. You aren’t going to try to run up scores with O Korn or Peters because you don’t want to risk turnovers, make the opposition drive the field on your defense. Personally, that’s what I think Harbaugh wanted to do against SC, his team is up 19-3, the defense was dominant, there was roughly 22 minutes of game time left, don’t take too many chances. His game plan didn’t account for 4 turnovers, no coach would expect that.

2016 was the year of the Michigan blowouts leading up to November. Absolute annihilation of Hawaii, UCF, Rutgers, Maryland, etc.

01/03/2018 - 8:54am Sounds great, but what if the

Sounds great, but what if the NCAA decides he isn’t eligible next season? Clearly it isn’t Peters and the Pistol. Maybe one of the other QBs could play the pistol, but they would simply be a one year fill in for Patterson, or so one would feel.

01/03/2018 - 8:52am Here’s my take on this: Did

Here’s my take on this: Did the knowledge of a shake up affect the players and practices leading up to the Bowl game? These are young men who had to feel that something was going to happen and that may have been a distraction to them which resulted in disorganization and confusion. I get that this is an excuse, but the argument that they were just young was an excuse that didn’t help explain everything, maybe this sheds more light on why the extra practices for the Bowl game were not clearly evident in the product on the field.

Now, as far as changing up the style of the offense. I’m all for it, I think we have some of the pieces to help make it work, but when we change styles so much doesn’t this affect the continuity of the growth? I’m not arguing we keep it the same, but we go from spread (previous coaches) to manball, to prostyle, and finally the Cleveland Browns offense (thanks Pep- you may find the exit at any time). At what point do you stick with something and try to grow on it through consistency? If we make this style change than we better stick with it for a while and be prepared for the bumps in the road that inevitably come when you built the personnel for something you don’t want to do anymore. The nfl is different in the fact you can trade and go to free agency, college relies on bringing in 18 year olds. We have some pieces, but not the whole offense, the transition phase will be back, I will need to tell myself to be patient, after this season that has become hard to do.

01/02/2018 - 9:41am Considering isn’t declaring,

Considering isn’t declaring, just like others have said. My take is that he will realize another year will be wise. I think he is solid and turning out to be a good player with great potential.

In another side note, the negativity around everything at some point needs to stop. I get that we are mad and frustrated, but what was extremely telling to me was how pessimistic the fans I sat around yesterday all seemed to be. My wife finally went to her first Michigan game and she commented to me about how negative all the comments were. This was before the meltdown. Score a touchdown and the comment was “about time” and “man do we suck”. Let’s stop being entitled pricks and realize that things aren’t perfect, but none of us are going to stop being fans of Michigan.

01/01/2018 - 5:37pm Couldn’t agree more.

Couldn’t agree more.

01/01/2018 - 4:55pm Although I want to add my hot

Although I want to add my hot take about Harbaugh and whether he will fix this mess, I’m going to hold back and let emotions chill for a bit.

I would make a simple suggestion, let’s stop with the media ploys and events for a while. No more “Signing of the Stars” with celebs or going to Rome on what was undoubtedly fun, but also a total middle finger to the rest of the football world. Let’s just get to work. Lay off commenting on Tweets, getting in the media, etc. When asked to make a comment just say “we are getting to work”. At the beginning of the season they had work shirts, can we get that mentality back? Just work hard, get organized, be focused, and win games. I would have been pleased and will be pleased with ugly wins. I don’t need masterpieces, but to me it is looking like it’s so technical and precise that mistakes are bound to occur.

Ok. My two cents over.

01/01/2018 - 9:29am Go Blue! Waaaayyyy too many

Go Blue! Waaaayyyy too many people in Florida talking about the SEC, time for another beatdown of the SEC.

12/26/2017 - 11:10am The Mitten State makes some

The Mitten State makes some great quality items. I have at least 5 shirts from them and each one is soft, fits great, and looks good. Fantastic stuff

12/25/2017 - 6:02pm Really do like my parents and

Really do like my parents and in laws. They give amazing gifts and are genuinely great people, but there are always a couple awkward moments when my father in law asks how much a certain gift cost. I usually just lie and make up a number, but it’s always slightly awkward. My parents always ask for me to get them nothing because they figure my wife and I are poor, not entirely wrong since I’m a teacher and she recently left teaching for another job, but I feel bad so we buy them something only to hear “oh you shouldn’t have a thousand times”. I always want to say: “you raised me, helped pay for college, and put up with my crap for a long time, you deserve whatever small present I get you”.

Now, when I was a kid and my cousins were gathered, it was far more contentious. They were smart, good looking, and fairly well off financially. It became a competition to see who had the more successful kids. Let me be clear, I was/still am a loser, so my cousins were always praised and I sat in the corner picking my nose. As I got older, I started to care less about what they thought of me and I don’t travel back to Michigan for Christmas. Moving to Florida, getting my parents to move to Florida, and having a big Christmas celebration at my house is helpful because I can always find something to do/clean if someone gets on my nerves. I’m not sure this is helpful advice to anyone, but it works for me.

12/25/2017 - 5:00pm I expect a killing by

I expect a killing by Michigan. Take out the aggression of the season out on a team with very little offense.

34-15 Michigan.

12/25/2017 - 4:58pm Wife surprised me with

Wife surprised me with tickets to the Outback Bowl. She knew that I was too cheap to buy them, but she didn’t worry about that. She’s good like that.

12/24/2017 - 3:07pm Received: My PlayStation 2

Received: My PlayStation 2 when I was in 8th grade. It was the first year they were out and they were sold out everywhere. I didn’t even ask for it because I figured it was impossible. My parents camped out inside Meijer because they heard a shipment was coming and they bought it as the employee took them out of the storage area. It was awesome, my puberty emotions couldn’t handle it and I think I cried...ok, enough of that.

Given: I might be wrong, but this year I got my wife, who is the biggest Disney fan in the world, a trip to Disneyland. We live in Florida and have annual passes to Disney World (last years Christmas gift), which she drags me to nearly every weekend (doesn’t even try to make me go during Michigan games), but she has never been to the original. Included in this trip is a week long visit to our best friends who recently moved to the West Coast. Anything short of tears and I’m going to be disappointed.

12/03/2017 - 7:38pm Solid advice on Ybor. In my

Solid advice on Ybor. In my opinion, Ybor is completely a skip without regret, but for some they may feel like they have to see it.

If you’re looking for a cool place to get a drink in Tampa, consider Ciros Speakeasy. You have to call or go online for a reservation so you can get the password, but it’s a blast and the drinks are very strong.

12/03/2017 - 7:34pm Solid suggestion to fly

Solid suggestion to fly Allegiant Air, St Pete airport (PIE) is very small, in a better spot for hotels (in my opinion). Last time Michigan was in the Outback Bowl they stayed near Clearwater Beach (Sand Key to be exact) and practiced at the Joe DiMaggio sports complex (where the Phillies do spring training) in Clearwater. Obviously, I don’t know if that will be the plan this year. Prior to the game (a day or two), I believed they relocated hotels to Tampa, but if you’re looking for a better place to stay in Florida, I’d stay at the beach and not in Tampa.

-I live in Clearwater and drive to Tampa all the time. I like Tampa, but it’s not really by the best beaches and the traffic in the entire Tampa Bay Area (Clearwater included) is bad during “snowbird” season. If traveling with Michigan fans is the motivation then I’d go through the University/Alumni Association, but if cost is a factor, doing the accommodations on your own would be cheaper.

11/16/2017 - 5:03pm I’ve skipped family events,

I’ve skipped family events, been late to weddings (that’s not the best come to find out), and blown off work to watch Michigan football. I can say that I’ve calmed down a bit in recent years because I just can’t put all my hopes in it anymore and retain my still happy marriage. Fights, arguments, and general mystified discussions have taken place, it’s amazing that many women do not understand this football addiction.

I totally get the OP, and it sounds like that girlfriend had a crazy family, so bullet dodged my friend.

Now, I will watch games from my phone on the golf course (a no-no for purists), but I try my best to not miss a game. This year is different though, I’m missing the Game to be on a Caribbean cruise, I think a week on vacation and having to watch from DVR is a good trade for me.

11/12/2017 - 8:02am It wasn’t perfect, but

It wasn’t perfect, but Michigan winning for a third straight week was very nice. Maryland isn’t very good, Minnesota is good, and Rutgers (although improved) is still bad, but you have to still win. Michigan’s offense did the job they needed to do in the first half and shut down the offense in second half, although this is annoying at times, was completely understandable.

Miami thumping ND was wonderful. Perfect end to a good day.

10/28/2017 - 5:04pm I don’t want to make too much

I don’t want to make too much out of Peter performance, but it is clear that he was more confident and more aware than O Korn. Will he be consistent over the upcoming weeks? That remains to be seen, but this was a move that needed to happen and this was the game in which to do it. He’s going to struggle at times, hopefully he has a run game to bail him out.

To that end, patience out of all of the fan base is now going to be important. Peters is young, going to make some mistakes, but he is the best option going forward. He’s got some brutal games upcoming at the end, but he’s in a good position for now.

10/22/2017 - 11:22pm I agree. Do you think he will

I agree. Do you think he will make the decision to fire any of his staff at seasons end? I just don’t get the feeling like those guys are on the hot seat in his mind. Every week he says “we have the best people on it”. Then he makes it clear that he is referring to the coaches and players. Will he make these decisions?

10/22/2017 - 11:18pm Exactly. I saw the offense

Exactly. I saw the offense run two plays into the tackles and then throw a screen pass on 3rd and long. This was when we were down 14-0. I don’t think the coaches know what we are running either.

10/22/2017 - 11:03pm While I agree that Jim is the

While I agree that Jim is the best coach for Michigan and that one loss doesn’t define his talent or job, I am still disappointed with each loss. That is not in any way a hot take, I think the fans that make up this site are the most dedicated and passionate of the Michigan fan base, so we have a tendency to overreact at times. This should be a place for all opinions, even those we don’t agree with. Probably can do without 10 threads on defending Harbaugh, but if that’s what people want then they can go for it.

My point to make is that while Jim is a great coach, he has not had the best of luck or the best game plan for most of the season. If Hoke or Rich Rod lost a game 42-13 to Penn State our reactions would be far more angry and probably justifiably so. Harbaugh is getting very little criticism in comparison, but a few posters have taken the time to defend him like he is about to get fired. Jim isn’t going anywhere and really couldn’t care less about our anger. He hates losing too.

I support the team, will watch when I can, but I’ve accepted that this team is flawed. We are looking to blame one thing, but that’s just unfair, it’s a collection of a lot of factors. Is Harbaugh one of those factors, sure, he gets paid a hefty figure to win and he is judged on that. Whether we think that is fair or not can be debated, but he hasn’t been perfect. My hope for the season is they pick up some more wins against some less talented opponents and compete with teams that are more talented, get into a bowl game, work like crazy in those practices, and set a foundation towards next year.

10/22/2017 - 12:26am Start drinking folks. If you

Start drinking folks. If you haven’t already. It’s ok. You have my permission. I suggest Crown Royal.

10/21/2017 - 10:31pm He had 2.5 seconds. What’s he

He had 2.5 seconds. What’s he supposed to see?

10/21/2017 - 10:29pm They are. O Korn is actually

They are. O Korn is actually showing he is decent tonight. The sacks are mostly because the routes are long developing.

10/21/2017 - 10:27pm That’s stupid. He runs a

That’s stupid. He runs a spread, we don’t have the personnel. You’d be asking for more years of shit.

10/21/2017 - 10:27pm Uh, have you seen Michigan,

Uh, have you seen Michigan, this is not an automatic win for us.

10/21/2017 - 10:26pm As disappointed as I want to

As disappointed as I want to be, I just don’t feel much. Michigan isn’t good, I think we knew that, but the defense is horrible tonight. Maybe we take this beating personally and win the next few games against what will be tough opponents for us.

10/21/2017 - 8:04pm Fuck everyone.

Two runs at

Fuck everyone.

Two runs at the tackles and a screen pass. What the fuck is Jim doing. I’m sorry, he’s lost this season.

10/15/2017 - 3:32pm If Barkley is “arm punting” I

If Barkley is “arm punting” I like our chances, seeing that Barkley is a RB. McSorley might arm punt a few times, into man on man coverage.

10/15/2017 - 3:21pm I’ll agree that polls really

I’ll agree that polls really don’t matter that much 6 weeks into the season, but going down 2 spots is confusing to me. Let’s not act like we played well yesterday, but we trailed in the second half last year and went to multiple OT sessions against Indiana in recent history. I’m not defending he poor play on offense, but Indiana always plays Michigan well and in both those previous instances we didn’t drop two spots.

Now, is this motivation for Michigan, sure, it could be. The pressure is solely on Penn State in my opinion. The average fan doesn’t expect Michigan to win Saturday, so they should play like they have nothing to lose. Will that be enough to win, even I don’t think so, but college football is a crazy sport, stranger things have happened.

10/15/2017 - 11:37am While you’re right about

While you’re right about Michigan’s resume, seeing Florida lose is fun when you live in the state. Florida fans make most other fan bases seem educated.

10/15/2017 - 11:12am I’d agree, unless we catch

I’d agree, unless we catch some breaks and sneak a win or two. I wouldn’t claim that this team wins without a lot of breaks that go our way. 3-3 is the expected finish now and probably was when most people looked at the schedule during the off season.

10/15/2017 - 10:23am I think you can run the ball

I think you can run the ball 70% of the time and win against certain opponents. You won’t win every game and you won’t compete for championships, but you’ll win some games. There’s no way, outside of lucky breaks and turnovers, that Michigan will beat elite teams just running the ball. Penn State, Wisconsin, and Ohio State have good to great defenses with big d lineman and active linebackers.

However, you can “steal” a game from a better team if you get lucky and the bounces go your way. Hate to tear off the scab and rub salt in the wound, but that’s Michigan States thing. Force turnovers, get some bounces to go your way, buy a ref or two, and win with less sheer talent than the other team. It can work in the short term, but it’s not a recipe for prolonged success.

To your point, and in the very immediate future, can Michigan pull this off next Saturday against Penn State? Uh, if they get breaks and turnovers. This defense of Michigan’s is very good, but they haven’t forced a ton of turnovers. A punt is fantastic, don’t get me wrong, but turnovers are where it’s at when you know your offense can’t march down field.

10/15/2017 - 9:04am Michigan won. That’s all that

Michigan won. That’s all that I cared about in the world of sports. Higdon should get more carries in every game on our schedule.

Top 10 teams lost. That’s always fun to watch.