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11/25/2017 - 5:09pm Outcome was not a surprise

Ohio State has better players and better coaches. I hate it, but it's true.

 

11/18/2017 - 10:08pm I attended that AFC championship game

Aaron Bailey was the Colts receiver who almost made the catch.

Only time I can remember being at a game and not knowing who won (albeit only for a few seconds) after it ended.

07/16/2017 - 9:03pm Any Port In A Storm

I watched parts of both games.

But just so my lack of off-season standards is clear, Lockup Fairfax on MSNBC tonight also looks kind of promising.

Sept. 2, please.

01/07/2017 - 10:55pm As a JMU grad and a lifelong Michigan fan

I'm very pleased that Tressel was in attendance today.

11/27/2016 - 3:11pm Not hard to make a case either way

I don't see anything particularly wrong with going for the win, though on balance I agree with kicking the PAT.

OSU's kicker was struggling, so extending the game allows for the chance of it eventually coming down to a FG try by them.

Michigan's defense was assured some additional time to rest/regroup, since UM would have the ball to start the second OT.

 

11/26/2016 - 10:36pm Sports is the most important

Sports is the most important of the unimportant things.

11/25/2016 - 1:40pm Pinning my hopes on this

Ohio State wants to win. Michigan needs to win, for so many reasons.

Harbaugh rises to the occasion.

Michigan 24, Ohio State 20

11/13/2016 - 9:48am Probably a long reach for a silver lining

But this may help them be less tight going to OSU than if they were carrying a perfect record into that game. They'll be an underdog, which may change the mind-set.

Then again, I didn't get a lot of sleep and maybe they'd have been underdogs anyway.

12/06/2015 - 11:42pm Good weekend for me

Michigan gets into a winnable New Year's bowl, tOSU doesn't sneak into the playoff, and the Steelers roll (I'm a season ticket holder).

Not bad.

11/29/2015 - 5:53pm More Football Is Never A Bad Thing

I'll watch as often as possible.

The 5-7 issue (or 6-6, for that matter) reminds me of when the Virginia High School League changed its football playoff format, and ended up with an 0-10 team qualifying because they didn't have anyone else to complete the bracket.

Side note: This is the first time in years I woke up mad about a sporting event from the day before. At this advanced age it's usually easy to move on, and be more concerned about being around for the next game as opposed to worrying about whether "my" team won. We'll get em next year. Or the year after.

11/29/2015 - 9:03am From most of what I read here

From most of what I read here last night, OSU still hasn't beaten anyone.

11/28/2015 - 11:45pm Back to this playoff thing for a minute

UNC gets in if they beat Clemson. Carolina hasn't lost since August.

The only danger I see (danger meaning OSU sneaking in) is if Alabama flakes out and loses to Florida.

ACC, Big 12 and B1G champs are in.

11/28/2015 - 7:29pm Lifelong UM and Harbaugh fan but

Jim Harbaugh now owns the worst home loss in The Game in 54 years.

The talent disparity is undeniable but there's no excuse for that stat. He had almost 11 months to get ready for this game.

11/28/2015 - 4:00pm Awful day

Ohio State scored fewer points in eight of their other games.

11/28/2015 - 3:55pm Pretty much what I expected

I avoided commenting on predictions this week and never understood why the line was so small. These programs are still worlds apart.

10/31/2015 - 10:47pm Better an ugly win than a

Better an ugly win than a pretty loss. I'll take it.

08/18/2015 - 10:29pm Now a coach

Jim Harbaugh is my favorite college football player. More than anything, I appreciated his decision-making on the field. Just an absolute pleasure to watch.

09/27/2014 - 9:18pm My drink of choice

Diet Mt. Dew, and so far it is enough to keep me searching for viable coaching candidates.

12/01/2013 - 2:42pm No

The Game did not change my expectations for next season. And its aftermath, much as I appreciated the effort, underscores how far the program has fallen. "Michigan lost the game but won the day." Wow. Never figured The Big House would become the home of moral victories.

12/05/2009 - 11:13pm In addition to the 'image' issue

Another reason people are interested in this story -- or, perhaps more accurately, surprised by it, IMO -- is the timing of the affair(s). It's not as if Woods had been married for 10-20-30 years and succumbed to temptation. He'd barely been married, had a very young kid and another one on the way.

12/05/2009 - 9:13am Reminds me of comments from another coach

Chuck Noll used to say the same thing, essentially. I recall an interview from the late 1970s when he was asked about his coaching philosophy. He responded by saying that it's rare to fool the other team. The way you win is by blocking well, tackling well, being fundamentally sound all over the field.

Different era, and his teams had great talent then, but it worked.

11/26/2009 - 12:01am Short answer: Yes

Bad reporting abounds in this case, but the article linked by the OP makes a few good points, IMO, without explicitly advocating RR’s dismissal. Basically the writer says that if Michigan is looking for an out, they potentially can save quite a bit of money by acting now.

“Are there really people out there dumb enough that they think M will be better off with a new coach?”

Perhaps only those who haven’t read the recruiting analyses on this site.

11/21/2009 - 11:30pm Talk about the ultimate

Talk about the ultimate "right place, right time." I grew up in the city, with season tickets to the dynastic/Steel Curtain teams. Made for many, many happy Sundays. They had a ridiculous home record those years.

11/21/2009 - 11:10pm Cliff actually played well at

Cliff actually played well at first, but of course he had the misfortune of following a four-time Super Bowl winner in Bradshaw. I'm guessing most of the posters here know Terry only as a goofy broadcaster, but he was a tough act follow on the field.

michman79, at this point they could stick George Blanda under center and I'd live with it as long as it meant beating the Buckeyes.

11/21/2009 - 10:46pm "I happen to be a lifelong

"I happen to be a lifelong Steelers fan despite having been born in Michigan and never having lived in Pennsylvania."

Okay, this is the thread for me! I grew up in Pittsburgh but happen to be a lifelong Michigan fan (in addition to a diehard Steelers fan).

No doubt, every franchise/program has its ups and downs.

But I hereby vow that if it turns out Bubby Brister has any eligibility left and he enrolls at Michigan, I'm jumping off a ledge....

11/21/2009 - 10:35pm Interesting perspective indeed

Been following the program for 39 years, but hadn't considered the 11-10-1 figure. It helps a bit.

Only part that's tough to stomach these last two seasons is the "foregone conclusion" feeling heading into The Game(s). That's not something I remember -- for either side -- very often.

BTW I stumbled upon this site at the start of the season and am grateful to have found it.