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11/25/2013 - 2:06pm Tell him to man up (as much

Tell him to man up (as much as an 8 year old can) and be a real fan.  It's easy for anyone to follow the crowd, be fairweather, and go with the team that's winning.  True fans stick with their teams through the good and the bad.

11/25/2013 - 10:50am After losing Burke, how could

After losing Burke, how could you not expect a step back when you've got a freshman taking point?  The losses this year are tough, but I don't see them as terrible at this point because every setback early on is an opportunity for these guys to develop.  If we're losing games like this in Feb-Mar, then be concerned.

11/23/2013 - 4:00pm Did you really just compare

Did you really just compare Michigan to MSU?

11/23/2013 - 3:46pm Since the PSU game?  I've

Since the PSU game?  I've been saying that since the Akron game.

11/22/2013 - 4:00pm Edit: disregard, put this in

Edit: disregard, put this in the wrong thread

11/22/2013 - 2:47pm Mani pizza is largely

Mani pizza is largely overrated.  Even for higher end gourmet pizza, I've had much better.

If you're looking for a great traditional mom and pop pizza place in A2, check out City's Pizza on Packard, just off of Platt.

11/16/2013 - 11:50pm What koolaid have you been

What koolaid have you been drinking?

11/09/2013 - 6:42pm Our football team is

Our football team is succeeding in fulfilling all my wildest nightmares

11/03/2013 - 4:07am You really think Gardner is

You really think Gardner is "decent"? What games have you been watching? He's incredibly inconsistent, throws inaccurate balls most of the time, and now he looks scared to even throw anything after 11 picks. He had one really good game against ND. Minnesota and Indiana were defensive jokes.

I never got the hype around Gardner. His high school film never looked good to me, and while he finished last season pretty well, he hasn't improved much since he got here, and I doubt he'll be much better next year. He is simply terrible.

04/09/2013 - 4:43pm "It's always disappointing

"It's always disappointing when your team comes up just short, not because you're disappointed in them, but for them"

Admittedly, most of the time we lose, anger comes with disappointment because I think of what could've been.  What if we made this shot, completed that one pass, stopped that one play.  The feeling after this game was different - just pure disappointment for the team.  After the incredible run this team made in the tourney, I wanted so badly for them to come out on top because they deserved it.

03/31/2013 - 10:11am If there were 13 other games

If there were 13 other games with a lower probability by Kenpom's standards, then maybe there's something wrong with the calculations.  I don't believe the chances of comebacks like that are that low.

11/12/2012 - 9:56am That was my freshman year and

That was my freshman year and I sold my ticket because I wasn't a huge football fan yet.  I was in my dorm with a couple other friends watching the game, and a couple doors down there was a guy with three of his MSU friends.  The entire time, they were cheering obnoxiously and came over regularly to rub it in our faces whenever Sparty scored.  After we pulled off that win, going over to that room and letting them have it was one of the most satisfying feelings ever.

11/12/2012 - 8:31am We left the Wisconsin game at

We left the Wisconsin game at halftime in Rich Rod's first year, down 20-0.  I vowed after that game to never leave early if there's even a remote chance.

One of my friends left after NW converted that 4th down, while the rest of us decided to stay since we figured there'd be 20-30 seconds for us to do something.  I think some people just need that one experience to make them realize that a game can almost always be within reach.

11/10/2012 - 11:10pm Yes, I know there's a

Yes, I know there's a waitlist because I'm on it.  Doesn't mean I have problems finding tickets to every game the last four years since I've been out of school - I've been to every one.  If people want tickets to the games, they'll find them.  I was able to get my tickets for face value every year; it really isn't that hard.

11/10/2012 - 10:52pm If there were enough die-hard

If there were enough die-hard fans to fill the seats every game, then there wouldn't be any of these casual fans at the games that you seem to hate so much.  It's part of what comes with an elite football program - get used to it.  There will be die-hards, and there will be people getting tickets for the sake of it because it's Michigan.

11/10/2012 - 10:39pm Well you should understand

Well you should understand that not every student is a die-hard Michigan fan the moment they buy tickets.  Before I went to Michigan, I couldn't have cared less about football in general, but my brother convinced me to get season tickets because it's such a big part of the UM culture.  I was guilty of showing up late to games for the first couple years, but as I became a bigger fan, I understood what it meant to get to the games on time.  Just glad I had my brother to steer me in the right direction because now I am a die-hard fan.  Give the students a break - they'll appreciate it more eventually, and those are the ones who do show up on time.

11/10/2012 - 10:07pm Sorry, but that's a really

Sorry, but that's a really bad analogy.  Kids go to class because they have to most of the time.  Going to a football game is completely different, especially when a big part of the student culture is tailgating/partying.  There are no consequences for showing up to a football game on time or 30 minutes late, so they don't care, and you can't really change that.

11/10/2012 - 9:53pm Not really true - I'm in row

Not really true - I'm in row 2 and there were empty seats around us until the second quarter.  People definitely didn't show up on time today.

11/09/2012 - 9:53pm Glad I paid for the BTN

Glad I paid for the BTN subscription to watch the wrong broadcasts

12/26/2011 - 10:29pm Best: Le Creuset dutch oven

Best: Le Creuset dutch oven (best thing EVER)

Worst: in general, going to the in-laws for Christmas day

12/25/2011 - 11:50pm ditto

ditto

12/04/2011 - 11:19am For the lazy

12/04/2011 - 10:28am Yeah, but I think it's

Yeah, but I think it's pointless for Dantonio to complain about a flop when he probably coaches his own punter to do the same in the same situation.  I'd think any good punter in the country would've done the same thing - heads up play to sell it to the refs.

12/04/2011 - 8:59am I'm shocked that MSU fans are

I'm shocked that MSU fans are crying about the penalty, claiming that it was a bad call or that the MSU player was blocked into the kicker.

1. Don't call a punt block with the kind of field position you can get with plenty of time on the clock and an offense that had been moving the ball really well. It was almost guaranteed to at least go into OT.
2. The blocker barely touched the guy rushing and certainly didn't block him into the kicker. The angle was overly aggressive and he put himself in a bad position.
3. Flop or not (and it was a bit of a flop) - that penalty will get called 99% of the time in at any point of any game. I've seen the penalty called on much less contact than that before, so even if he "grazed a hamsting" he still ran into the kicker. And punters/kickers are coached to go down like that if there's contact - any smart player on any team would've done the exact same thing.

The penalty wasn't even remotely close to "borderline" as some Sparties are saying. Quit making excuses and own up to your team's mistakes.

12/04/2011 - 2:27am The punter was legitimately

The punter was legitimately hit, and that will get called all the time.

12/04/2011 - 2:24am Disagree.  What happened in

Disagree.  What happened in this game will get called 100% of the time, and a Sparty fan I was watching it with agreed.  Bad way to end the game for them, but schadenfreude for us!

12/03/2011 - 1:25pm Iowa State has some talent,

Iowa State has some talent, but I don't think it matches Michigan.  The score is showing that now, but you could tell even earlier in the game - we just needed our shots to drop.

11/26/2011 - 9:16pm It was even crazier once we

It was even crazier once we got down there.  It took us a long time because it was so crowded that people had to squeeze together to let more people down on the field.

11/26/2011 - 7:06pm You show individual

You show individual happiness, I give you mass happiness

11/22/2011 - 9:28pm We dug ourselves a hole in

We dug ourselves a hole in the first half, but I think Duke could've beaten anyone tonight playing / shooting the way they did (52% from three!).  I have good feelings about this team though going forward, and Burke looks like he's getting better and better every game. 

11/21/2011 - 3:14pm Anyone have a stream?  I'm

Anyone have a stream?  I'm trying to watch on espn3 but it hasn't been working on my computer (just keeps telling me I'm not logged into Comcast, which I am).

11/09/2011 - 9:48pm For the past four years, I've

For the past four years, I've been parking/tailgating at a few different houses in the neighborhood across the street from the stadium.  I've enjoyed it there, and you can find spots for $10-30, depending on how far away you decide to park.

11/03/2011 - 10:02pm I wasn't impressed with Maize

I wasn't impressed with Maize and Blue Deli.  I love corned beef and I was actually pretty disappointed with theirs.  Their other sandwiches are good, but I'm too much of a corned beef addict to order anything else.

10/16/2011 - 4:53am I was an advocate for Denard

I was an advocate for Denard since his freshman year, but I'm a little baffled at the seemingly blind support of him this year. Look at his numbers, and most importantly, look at him play, and he has taken a step back since last year - very disheartening. I've seen nothing from him this year that would make him an absolute favorite over Gardner. Sure, he's a playmaker and can rip off a big run here and there, but many of his big pass plays are bailouts from the WRs, or they're canceled out by his lack of accuracy and interceptions. Denard made a huge jump in QB ability last year, but it seems as if he's plateaued. I'm not buying the argument anymore that he'll get better this year because it just hasn't beenx happening - what evidence have you seen?

Purdue is a great opportunity to get Gardner some real quality PT and actually run the offense rather than just coming in for a few plays. Gardner looks like he could be the better QB now, and I was really frustrated that we wasn't given a chance earlier in the game. He's the future of this team and I see him taking over next year, and possibly towards the end of this season.

10/12/2011 - 11:48am I dug up this WSJ article

I dug up this WSJ article that someone else here found last year.  Looking back from 2002, teams in general are 0.48 in wins following a bye week.  The B1G is worst among major conferences at 0.347.  I like our chances.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB100014240527487036736045755501336378910…

10/08/2011 - 8:23am Agreed.  I know a few a

Agreed.  I know a few a people who moved around a lot as kids and found different teams they liked.  Then when they went to college, they ended up being fans of both their college and childhood favorite.

10/02/2011 - 1:14pm They're ranked 20th in the

They're ranked 20th in the coaches poll, so not sure why they didn't make it in the AP

09/24/2011 - 7:45am Bo's Lasting Lessons

Read Bo's Lasting Lessons from the same author. Bacon worked closely with Bo in writing it before he passed away. It's essentially Bo narrating through Bacon because he wouldn't write the book himself. The idea of the book is to give inspirational advice on character on leadership, with anecdotes from his life, career, and teams. Excellent read for any Michigan fan - even if you don't care about the leadership aspect of it, there are a ton of great stories and insight into how Bo thought and worked.

09/24/2011 - 7:41am Yeah, I preordered the Kindle

Yeah, I preordered the Kindle version. The only advantage is that it gets automatically downloaded to your reader as soon as it's released. Unless you want to start reading asap, there's really no advantage.

09/23/2011 - 11:30pm Absolutely no bags.  You

Absolutely no bags.  You could try stuffing a small bag into your back pocket and taking it out once you get in the stadium, but they'll stop you at the gates if they see any resemblence of a bag.  I've seen many pissed off people in the past few years.

09/23/2011 - 11:22pm Check out the neighborhood

Check out the neighborhood across from the stadium.  I've tailgated there the past 4 years, and you can find things right across the street from the stadium for around $30, and stuff a few blocks away but still within great walking distance for around $20 or less.  Just drive around in the morning and I'm sure you'll find something.

09/23/2011 - 11:18pm Watching the end of the UCF

Watching the end of the UCF BYU game, it almost seems like UCF gets off on losing in the worst way possible.

09/23/2011 - 11:05pm The book was not written as

The book was not written as anything more than what Bacon saw with his own eyes.  From what he was saying, he meant it to be observational and unbiased.

I've bought a couple eBooks for around the same price, so it seemed fine to me.  This is the first (and probably only) time I've ever pre-ordered a book.

09/23/2011 - 8:51pm Read Bo's Lasting Lessons and

Read Bo's Lasting Lessons and that was great, so this can only be better given the context.  I pre-ordered it earlier today - hearing Bacon on WTKA this morning finally pushed me to.

09/18/2011 - 9:11pm Gallon's proven himself the

Gallon's proven himself the past three games.  He's been playing consistently well and has come through huge on some plays.  But some of the criticism was appropriate before - glad to see he's proving us wrong.  I'm at the point where I'm not nervous anymore when he fields a punt.

09/18/2011 - 1:12pm I feel like I've seen them

I feel like I've seen them looking around through their rifle scope before, but maybe I was seeing things.

09/12/2011 - 7:11am I think basically with any

I think basically with any song that was played, people tried to shake the pom poms to the beat.  Some songs and times more than others obviously.

09/05/2011 - 5:41pm Since when does the line

Since when does the line matter for the outcome of a game?  It's not like the line makes us any more likely to win/lose.

09/04/2011 - 1:12am I don't have the necessary

I don't have the necessary skills to make one on my own. I'm relying on the power of the internet to make things happen.

09/03/2011 - 11:07am Should do a Google+ hangout

Should do a Google+ hangout