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01/10/2018 - 12:22am yeah having a functioning defense is fun

I admit I had kind of forgotten what that was like. Similar reaction to watching that Alabama QB in the second half last night...oh right, this is what it's like to have a QB who can do things :-/

01/10/2018 - 12:12am Admire the intensity

Appreciate the intensity, but isn't the real issue replay itself? Seems like replay puts the refs in impossible situations.

01/10/2018 - 12:09am One more question...

Sorry meant to ask this in my previous response: is your avatar a picture of Alvin Kamara? Why? I'm guessing you managed to draft him in your fantasy league this year...is that right?

01/10/2018 - 12:06am Someone on the internet is wrong, allow me to step in

Looks like there is an interesting knowledge/communication gap here, let me clarify: using that word synonmously with stupid is bad, just as it is bad to use that word to describe a mentally ill person, because it too slurs people who have that condition. Said another way, flinging that word around right and left synonymously with stupid is exactly the problem. I like that you're on board with not using that word as a stand in for all mental health issues; I hope you will join me in also not using it to describe conspiracy theories (I think that was the OPs point?) or anything else that has a negative connotation. 

01/09/2018 - 11:53pm I'm pro dilly dilly...

Literally throwing someone who likes 'fancy' beer into a dungeon is a bit on the nose, I agree, but overall I enjoy most of those ads. At least they're better than Michelob Ultra ads. 

01/09/2018 - 11:33pm haha well said

haha if Beilien had gone "George Brett with the pine tar" this would almost have been worth it

01/09/2018 - 11:30pm exactly right

I always wondered why they never call it this way because it is actually touching the possessing player last -- like you said, phsyics -- but totally agree it makes no sense to all of a sudden switch how you call this in the biggest possession of the game.

And the calls against Wagner were terrible but to decide the game with an overturned call like that is just the worst. This is supposed to be fun -- let the players decide the game on the court! 

01/09/2018 - 11:26pm agree 100%

Replay is terrible. I'd rather live with the occasional blown call than have to wait ten minutes every game while the refs zapruder a play. Just get rid of it. 

12/07/2017 - 2:43pm He shouldn’t play

He’s got nothing to prove and one game isn’t worth the risk. I wouldn’t play if I were him. Let’s see the next man up.

11/06/2016 - 12:29pm This is stating the obvious,

This is stating the obvious, but Harbaugh is an incredible QB coach. The transformation of Rudock last year and Speight this year -- taking both guys from not-going-to-see-the-field-or-really-ever-play-meaningful-football-again players to likely NFL QBs -- is remarkable, and worth literally (sorry to use it, but true) millions of dollars to those players in future earnings (I'm assuming Rudock makes the transition from the practice squad, and Speight at least sticks around on an NFL roster for a few years). If you were a high school QB why would you go anywhere else? And are there any other industries where getting taught by one person allows you to pursue a career that would otherwise be inaccessible? Getting in to a great medical school -- like, say, Michigan's -- certainly increases earnings and could get you a good position, but if you went somewhere else you could still be a doctor. Just amazing to see how these players -- most the same ones who found little success under Hoke -- are now crushing the competition each week. And also makes me sick for PoorDevinGardner...he should be in the NFL right now, not Japan.

09/03/2016 - 11:31am Awwsome

Awwsome

08/29/2016 - 11:19am Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

06/24/2015 - 8:27pm Anybody want a peanut?

Anybody want a peanut?

12/28/2014 - 1:59pm I'm watching the 2008 Capital

I'm watching the 2008 Capital One Bowl on New Year's Day so that I can transition directly from the Carr Era to the Harbaugh Era. I encourage others to do the same and hope Harbaugh has as much fun whipping Urban Meyer as Lloyd did.

12/28/2014 - 1:57pm +1

+1

12/06/2014 - 1:20pm Spike T-Shirt

Great column. 

Now can you guys put a Spike T-Shirt on the MGoStore so I can buy it?

The best design I can come up with is "SPIKE!!!" because that's what I end up yelling at least 3 times a game, but I'm sure the hive mind here can think of some other good ideas. 

11/25/2008 - 12:57pm most painful loss of the season

So Jimmy asked me what I thought was the most painful loss of the season, and I wasn't sure how to respond. My first thought was Purdue--I knew we should have won that game, and losing it was terrible. Thinking about it more, I decided it was Illinois--I really thought we had a chance to win that game--damn you Wisconsin for getting my hopes up--and of course it was an absolute disaster. Thinking about it more, I decided it was Toledo--I was at that game, and Jesus!, it was fucking Toledo. Thinking about it now, I'm sure it's OSU--losing to OSU always has to be the most painful loss.

I guess what I'm trying to say is this: I'm stupid. I can't intellectulize the team and I haven't been able to let go. I should have recognized early on that this team was done, that there was no point caring, but I kept talking myself into this team. Because of that, each subsequent loss was the Worst Loss Of The Season. As much as I tried to intellectualize the season and figure out which loss was most painful, I realized it just wasn't possible.

So congratulations on moving on, it sounds like you're happier for it. Me, I'm not there yet, and I'm not sure I want to be. Michigan is still Michigan to me, even though intellectually for the reasons you outlined above I know it's not. Denial isn't all bad, though, especially when it means I can spend the next 9 months talking myself into Michigan winning a bowl game next year.