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07/12/2018 - 1:16am I get what you're saying…

I get what you're saying about the math if we had three parties or more. Though I kinda meant getting rid of all the parties period and find another way to narrow it down to a final two for President, through a course of elimination elections. 

As far as things being difficult to change because of the Constitution, we don't really know how people living 300 years from now will feel about the Constitution. 

They may be open to change and not just follow it the way we do at this time. 

07/11/2018 - 10:55pm I’ve told many people over…

I’ve told many people over the years that the main two party system of Republicans and Democrats is one of the worst things our founding fathers or whoever created. It just divides the people in our country like street gangs. The Republicans vs Democrats can be almost like the Bloods vs Crips.

The Bloods wear red and Crips wear blue and ironically the Republican color is red and the Democrat color is blue. The fight for political seats can resemble fighting over street turf and which party holds the most seats can control decisions, like the top gang.

The discussion of politics can become really heated because many people hold their allegiance to different political gangs. It usually ends up being a “you don’t like my gang and I don’t like your gang” type of angry argument.

I know some people will just vote for the person they like the best. Though in general most people stick true to their political gang. I’m sure some Republicans don’t care much for Trump, but they still voted for him because he was the Republican candidate. Many Democrats vote in the same manner.   

I believe somewhere in the far future our society could become smart enough to demolish this political party system. Maybe then all people will just vote and support whoever they like the best without any party affiliation affecting their voting decision.   

 

05/20/2018 - 3:22pm I hope we can get Meghan some

I hope we can get Meghan some hitting and pitching help next season. I know softball pitchers can throw a lot of innings, but she was still out there too much this season.

Meghan would've pretty much been our starting pitcher for this whole tournament. She probably would've eventually had a tough time, especially after we fell into the elimination bracket.

Most of the top college softball teams have at least two dominate pitchers.

05/20/2018 - 2:22pm I disagree with people who

I disagree with people who say OSU has been dominating lately because they've simply had more talent. This use to be a rivalry where you threw out the records and the talent difference hardly ever mattered.

We used to beat OSU plenty of times when they had more superior talent.

05/18/2018 - 4:14pm I agree with you. I mean,

I agree with you. I mean, after reading Herron's full statement, it seems we may have put our own worried emphasis on the words "right now".

05/13/2018 - 4:14pm I wouldn't go that far about

I wouldn't go that far about the QB situation last season. I mean, most of us were somewhat disappointed with Speight's play long before he got injured.

Some people tend to forget that we may have lost to Purdue with the way Speight was playing in that game.

O'Korn had his one great performance when he entered the game and saved the day.

05/12/2018 - 7:19pm Multiple post.

Multiple post.

05/12/2018 - 7:17pm "The regular season

"The regular season championship means nothing. The automatic bid comes from winning big ten tourney."

The Michigan softball team isn't in endanger of missing the playoffs. So they weren't necessarily concerned about the automatic bid.

I mean, winning the Big 10 tourney would've just been nice because it was one of their goals for the season.

They may still end up with a better seed than the team that actually wins the Big 10 tournament.

05/12/2018 - 2:22pm Mutiple post.

Mutiple post.

05/09/2018 - 4:26pm I'm not going to say you're

I'm not going to say you're totally wrong because what you're stating could be possible to some degree. Though couldn't it also be easily possible that some unique situations occurred within the 2019 class and that pushed a couple of top in-state kids away from Michigan?

One kid dreams of playing for Wisconsin.

One kid goes to a high School that has a hate Michigan environment.

Many people want to blame someone for those apparent recruiting failures and just totally disregard it as being an anomaly with some unique situations.

Though this is the first time I've read the fan base as being the blame.

05/05/2018 - 4:01pm I'm glad the Michigan ladies

I'm glad the Michigan ladies won at least the regular season Big 10 Championship. I was kinda concerned for awhile that one of the weaker teams might luck up and win it.

I just started following Michigan softball during their last run to the NCAA Championship series. I've read reports stating that female softball pitchers don't really get as tired as men throwing a baseball.

Therefore the women can pitch many more games and innings. I hope that holds true because it seems like the playoff success of the team will rest heavily on Meghan Beaubien's arm.

05/03/2018 - 7:56pm I truly feel OSU took over

I truly feel OSU too over the rivalry when they changed their offense to a spread running attack. I mean, we were kicking their butts for awhile when both schools were using a more traditional type offense.

I hope they do get more confident with their passing and stop running the QB as much.

Most of the OSU victories within the last 15 years have come from Michigan’s defensive inability to stop a running QB. How many of us have sat in front of the TV during that game and said this line right here?

“All they’re doing is beating us with the quarterback draw because we can't fucking stop it.”

11/18/2017 - 12:58pm I feel Peters still isn't

I feel Peters still isn't making the most out of the few opportunities he does get to make a big play. He miss throws on many of them.

10/28/2017 - 6:44pm That's a big time play by

That's a big time play by PSU.

10/25/2017 - 2:07pm I believe this is a very

I believe this is a very tough time for Emil. I think his heart truly wants to stay committed to Michigan and play with his long time friend Cameron McGrone, who's also from Indiana.

Though his mind is telling him that Alabama might be the best place to go for more success in college football and a better path to the NFL.

10/25/2017 - 1:36pm What you're saying sounds

What you're saying sounds reasonable, but Alabama has been telling Emil that the depth chart will work out well for him. They're supposedly very thin at the center position.

He apparently won't have to beat out a bunch of top kids. Alabama is a great program, but Emil stated in an interview that he also likes their center depth chart and what they've told him.  

10/23/2017 - 2:30pm You doubt that we would've

You doubt that we would've lost to MSU with Speight playing, but we may have lost to Purdue with Speight playing. I mean, O'Korn really changed that game around and was a hero for a moment.

Speight was truly doing absolutely nothing during that Purdue game.

10/23/2017 - 2:19pm It's all right to be over

It's all right to be over confident and not concerned. Though you're not being realistic... you're just showing strong optimism. Our offense may score a lot of points against the next few teams and easily win those games.

Though realistically we have nothing to go on to feel very confident about that happening. We've looked really bad offensively. You're just being overly optimistic, and that's fine.

I mean, we're all hoping you'll be right.

10/23/2017 - 1:48pm So true. I wouldn't be

So true. I wouldn't be surprise one bit if it's a fucking nail biter game against Rutgers. We could be playing a Division 2 football program and I still wouldn't feel tremendously confident that our offense would score a lot of points.

10/23/2017 - 1:08pm I don't feel The Michigan

I don't feel The Michigan offense is too complicated. It's just too depended on all the offensive linemen being NFL bound highly-talented players.

We play inside of a phone booth with many tight formations. You need an elite offensive line to really successfully run some of our stuff.

We probably need to hope that many of our young talented WRs develop well and it forces Harbaugh's hand to spread the field with them.

Harbaugh told Nico he would start doing more spread formations. I think our running game would also improve once teams start fearing our WRs from spread formations.

Though everything still revolves around one of our younger QBs becoming a good player.

10/22/2017 - 1:38pm It's the least amount of

It's the least amount of scores that it would take to tie or overcome 9 points, which is two scores. You're thinking about a possible amount, like 3 FGs.

10/22/2017 - 2:50am You are so right about last

You are so right about last season being the year we blew it and now we're all restless as a fan base because we have to kinda start back over. We should've had our glory last season.

10/21/2017 - 11:33pm Our offense is so depended on

Our offense is so depended on play action. Though we use play action so much to the point where it seems we don't know when to NOT use it, because it's actually detrimental in some situations.

Even the play action last season against OSU... was a questionable play call.

10/21/2017 - 11:13pm Yeah, I felt many of us were

Yeah, I felt many of us were in denial about how well MSU was actually moving the ball against our defense in the first half of that game before the rain started.

Some people were totally against the notion that the rain helped us shut MSU down in the 2nd half. Many of us wanting to stay positive that our defense was really great.

Though I saw some signs in the 1st half of that MSU game that may me wonder a little bit about how our defense would play against a real good offense.

10/21/2017 - 10:40pm I know the O line didn't give

I know the O line didn't give us much time on that 4th down, but that should've been a shotgun 4 WR set without play action. Who is the play action fooling in that situation? It's a waste of time.

And that's some of the stuff people get upset about with the play calling.

10/21/2017 - 4:46pm The 5 turnovers and overall

The 5 turnovers and overall bad offensive play. We weren't doing much offensively even when we weren't turning it over.

10/19/2017 - 11:49am It sometimes takes a little

It sometimes takes a little luck to get a shutout and Durkin's defense had a better offense that wasn't constantly putting them in bad situations, which can help the opposition score.

I think the 2017 Michigan defense would have one or two shutouts by now if they were playing with the 2015 Michigan offense.

10/18/2017 - 3:50pm You're absolutely right. I

You're absolutely right. I mean, the announcing crew is usually just white noise in the background for me.

I like to hear them during games, but I'm not actually paying them a lot of very close attention. They're simply white noise.

10/17/2017 - 3:10pm You may be right, especially

You may be right, especially if McCray ends up on Barkley too much. The good thing is... that it probably won't be as big of an issue next season because pretty much all of recently recruited LBs have good speed.

10/17/2017 - 2:40pm I just hope Harbaugh and the

I just hope Harbaugh and the coaching staff don't get stubborn and go right back to giving Higdon only 10-15 carries. I mean, we really don't know how much they're going to move away from the RB by committee. 

We're just assuming that they'll do it to some degree. Though I believe Higdon will have to be hot right from the start to convince the coaches to use him again as our workhorse RB.

10/17/2017 - 2:11pm I really hope we get the

I really hope we get the victory. Though if we do win... the narrative will easily be that PSU was overrated and hadn't played any good defenses. Most of the talk will be about PSU not being for real.

We haven't looked very good in the last couple of games and our dreadful offense has gained a lot of attention on sports TV shows. Therefore, we aren't going to suddenly receive a lot of praise as being a very good team.

We'll have to continue to win and finish the season strong to get most people to change their minds about us. They'll just be immediately changing their feelings about PSU.

10/17/2017 - 12:13pm When Black's injury happened,

When Black's injury happened, it was reported that he could possibly be back for the last few games of the season. I hope that's the case.

10/16/2017 - 8:28pm I was thinking the same

I was thinking the same thing. I watched the College Football Live show today. It was definitely David Pollack that said it.

10/16/2017 - 11:10am I hope the coaching staff

I hope the coaching staff works with O'Korn on focusing more on the underneath routes to the TEs, like he did against Purdue. They also need reiterate to O'Korn that good play action doesn't always have to be a long bomb throw.

A team can make a lot of good short throws off of play action throughout a game and keep the chains moving.

10/16/2017 - 10:52am Yeah, I noticed the play too.

Yeah, I noticed the play too. It seemed like a total mishap coverage. Our defensive guys were scrambling around and they just sent McCray to check a WR at the last moment because somebody had to do it.

10/15/2017 - 5:17pm The 58 passing yards against

The 58 passing yards against IU and barely beating them has made some voters truly not impressed with Michigan.

You throw that in with how bad we looked last week and this is what you get. You drop two spots even after winning a game.

10/13/2017 - 10:43pm So down goes Clemson. Misery

So down goes Clemson. Misery loves company. Doesn't it y'all?

10/12/2017 - 12:43pm Yeah, we aren't very strong

Yeah, we aren't very strong in the blazing speed department. I mean, some of our guys have good speed. Though to give you an idea of great speed... just watch OSU's Paris Campbell.

The way to really tell how fast some guys are on the field... is when you see them often running by defenders who have the angle advantage.

10/10/2017 - 10:57am This thread is full of posts

This thread is full of posts discussing how the MSU coaches were able to come up with some things that could take advantage of our defense on at least a play or two.

Sometimes all you need is a couple of big plays to work to win a close game. Why couldn't our coaches identify a weakness in MSU's defense that could possibly get us one or two big plays? Our lone TD was just a nice throw.

Was it because MSU didn't have any defensive weaknesses? I seriously doubt that. I disagree with the notion that you can't be out coached sometimes in a football game.

Though the word may often be over used.

10/08/2017 - 4:48pm Exactly. Jim Harbaugh can't

Exactly. Jim Harbaugh can't act that way anymore. They created the new head coach acting up penalty kinda specifically for Harbaugh because he was getting out of hand on the sideline.

Heck, even some of us wanted him to calm down a little bit because it seemed like he was making the refs mad and bias against us. It felt like we were getting the short end of some calls and definitely not getting many 50/50 close calls during those games Jim would act that way.

We're digging for excuses if we think that's the problem. I mean, most of those outbursts were toward the refs. They weren't really aimed at motivating or coaching the players up.

We clown Notre Dame's coach for acting that way.

10/08/2017 - 1:41pm I believe that was very

I believe that was very possible.

10/08/2017 - 1:21pm Harbaugh and Drevno are

Harbaugh and Drevno are offensive pro style guys and they don't seem to have any offensive creativity to think outside the box for college football. We run way too many tight formation NFL sets.

10/08/2017 - 1:04pm I'm not sure I agree with the

I'm not sure I agree with the WRs corps being the biggest weakness. Though some people are dismissing this thread as if it's not a valid point at all. It is a valid point to some degree.

Remember when we had the thread before the season, discussing how no Michigan WR great really did well their freshman year? Many of us said that out of necessity one of our freshmen WRs would break the freshman record and do well this season.

Though now we're seeing that freshmen WRs just struggle to get it done, no matter how good they may eventually become. I mean, the passing game was weak even with Black and DPJ doesn't seem ready. Perry is doing very good this season.

We were putting a lot of hope on Crawford to play better, but he just doesn't seem to be the guy. I guess one could argue that he's still young too.

The WRs corps is definitely ONE of our weaknesses.

10/08/2017 - 12:35pm You kinda talking about the

You kinda talking about the outlook for the future. We're pretty much talking about the state of the WR corps at present. I think many of us will agree that they will be fine, but they aren't fine right now.

10/08/2017 - 12:33am I've said it to some of my

I've said it to some of my friends and I'll say it again on here. Our two biggest rivals and their head coaches hate Michigan... more than we hate them. Urban and Dantonio fill their players with some serious angry motivational hate for Michigan and it shows on the field.

These kids come to Michigan from all over the country. Many of them don't have any true hate for MSU and OSU. The head coach sometimes has to be the one to instill that rivalry hate and make the team want it.

I'm not sure how much Harbaugh is really pushing the hate factor. It just doesn't seem like that's his demeanor. Our kids never seem to want it as much as MSU. I mean, even last season MSU hung around like they wanted it more. We just had much more talent than them.

10/07/2017 - 11:31pm Harbaugh has his long time

Harbaugh has his long time buddy and his son on the offensive coaching staff and both of them should probably be fired. Jay was never qualified to coach the running backs anyway.

Harbaugh just gave him that job to keep him on the payroll once he was removed as the TE coach.

10/07/2017 - 10:25pm Come on, Michigan.

Come on, Michigan.

10/07/2017 - 9:22pm What is McKeon fighting for

What is McKeon fighting for an extra two yards for in that situation when we're running out of time? That's just not thinking out the situation properly.

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10/07/2017 - 2:46pm Wow, the Cyclones!

Wow, the Cyclones!