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10/16/2018 - 9:30pm But does God?

But does God?

10/16/2018 - 9:29pm A couple quibbles: 1…

A couple quibbles: 1. Probably best to translate it as "God willing", which makes more sense for native English speakers (it could also be "By the will of God" and, of course, your definition is literal as you noted); 2. Yes, Arabs use the expression a lot (almost in a "knock on wood" kind of way) but Iranians are Persian, not Arabs.

10/16/2018 - 9:19pm As it turns out, the…

As it turns out, the University of Michigan is a very well known and well regarded institution of higher learning.

10/14/2018 - 8:12pm  There's big audience here…

 There's big audience here and maybe a more informative "goodbye" post would be in order.

10/14/2018 - 7:20pm Winovich came out on that…

Winovich came out on that garbage time drive. 

10/14/2018 - 1:58pm Felton Davis could torch…

Felton Davis could torch Michigan. The good thing is that this fact is, I'm sure, not lost on the coaches. I'm expecting a bunch of screen passes as well. Michigan only needs to score 20 points to win though...

10/14/2018 - 1:54pm It was empty up top to start…

It was empty up top to start but filled in eventually. Just not as maize on top as on bottom.

10/14/2018 - 10:50am Thanks - you're right - I'd…

Thanks - you're right - I'd forgotten about that. Or I was thinking it was something weird with grad transfers. Or I wasn't thinking and just giddy about the win. Or I was drunk.

CORRECT ANSWER: (E) All of the above

10/13/2018 - 11:34pm Yeah, not sure what to make…

Yeah, not sure what to make of that play and at that time in the game. The fake from Patterson to McCaffery was a better designed play that could have been better executed/sold.

10/13/2018 - 11:31pm The really telling thing was…

The really telling thing was not playing Peters, though. To me, this signals a post-season transfer by maintaining his eligibility.

10/13/2018 - 11:28pm And why in the world did…

And why in the world did they not go for it on 4th and 2 when they were on the 40-something? Every time they ran the ball they got at least a yard. It's not a stretch to think they could have picked it up and they needed momentum. Instead, they punted into the end zone and got a net of 20-something yards.

10/13/2018 - 11:24pm I was hoping to see his…

I was hoping to see his number called more as well. I'll wait for the UFR, but it seemed that he missed a bunch of blocks in the first half.

10/13/2018 - 3:47pm It's a Coke.

It's a Coke.

10/13/2018 - 11:08am Michigan 3, Wisconsin 2.

Michigan 3, Wisconsin 2.

(or in an alternate universe, multiply by 10)

10/12/2018 - 9:19am The whole thing was…

The whole thing was overblown, look-at-me, pseudo-journalistic tripe. I still won't go to the Freep and appreciate any warning on a post so that I can avoid that site. When they admit that it was stupid, I'll forgive them. Until then, I don't and won't forget it. Maybe immature, but I also am holding out for an apology from Chris Webber.

10/07/2018 - 10:43am Meh, looks like he followed…

Meh, looks like he followed your advice.

10/02/2018 - 9:30pm  Having met him, he's a…

 Having met him, he's a great guy and you would never say what you just wrote to his face. Not just because he is a big guy who could swat you like a fly, but because he is incredibly reasonable and well spoken.

 With that said, I agree with your general point that Warde be more vocal about this with each passing week that the nonsense continues.

10/02/2018 - 3:13pm Although I prefer the…

Although I prefer the explanation that the refs are terrible, there are certainly multiple ways to look at the data. I think the most obvious way (excluding the former) is that holding calls are made when a quarterback should be sacked but is not. Michigan is more efficient in actually getting the sack, so inversely they will not get the call.

On the other hand, outlier analyses are very useful and this definitely warrants more investigation. Moreover, holding calls should occur whether or not a QB is sacked and much of our fanbase is up in arms about our edge defenders getting held when trying to set the edge.

10/02/2018 - 12:30pm Maybe rethink this post and…

Maybe rethink this post and edit it away...

10/02/2018 - 12:21pm This is what is called …

This is what is called "Confirmation Bias".  In that our biases against the shitty refereeing are now confirmed.

09/30/2018 - 1:23pm  There would be penalty on…

 There would be penalty on every play.

09/29/2018 - 10:14pm  And Virginia Tech lost to…

 And Virginia Tech lost to Old Dominion last week but is killing no. 22 Duke tonight. Sometimes teams lay an egg. Sometimes (see last week against Nebraska) they do everything right.

09/29/2018 - 10:02pm  Well, when they fake that…

 Well, when they fake that handoff, Higdon gets tackled but somehow is called for holding. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯  

09/29/2018 - 8:24pm  He is such a huge asset…

 He is such a huge asset. Turns the field around.

09/24/2018 - 12:13pm For those who want to…

For those who want to support the site, but block ads, what would you recommend as an annual donation to 'beveled guilt' (assuming the site is checked once or twice daily)?

09/23/2018 - 2:30pm  They remind me of this…

 They remind me of this place after the Notre Dame game!

09/23/2018 - 9:27am I think Harbaugh was…

I think Harbaugh was referring to the inertia of motion, but used the term differently than most people (unsurprisingly). Most would have probably used the word 'momentum' in that situation.

09/22/2018 - 7:24pm ^ This.  The only logical…

^ This.  The only logical conclusion to the line of reasoning that created this rule is that eventually a running back/QB/WR who lowers their head into a defender should also get a penalty (maybe not ejected, but maybe?).

09/22/2018 - 4:45pm I'd be cooler with the…

I'd be cooler with the ticket prices if the prices for the concessions weren't so ridiculous.

09/22/2018 - 4:25pm Great gameplan. Great…

Great gameplan. Great preparation. That is all.

09/21/2018 - 7:31pm The President of the…

The President of the University of Maryland said this:

“They entrusted their son to us, and he did not return home,” Loh said of McNair’s parents. “The University accepts legal and moral responsibility for the mistakes that were made on that fateful day. ... They misdiagnosed the situation.”

Maybe I'm misunderstanding your comment?

09/19/2018 - 6:58pm Touché!

Touché!

09/19/2018 - 1:23pm They have a good chance at…

They have a good chance at upset with Martinez... Or he'll die.

09/17/2018 - 10:10pm Did you just get outraged…

Did you just get outraged about other people getting outraged? The recursion is exactly what you posit in your last sentence. If it's any consolation, I'm completely in agreement with your point. I've reached outrage fatigue, if there is such a thing.

09/16/2018 - 1:38pm Honestly, I'm wondering now…

Honestly, I'm wondering now why it's okay for an offensive player to lower their head but not for a defensive player to do the same.

09/15/2018 - 10:33pm  Disagree. I've been going…

 Disagree. I've been going to games for decades and today, on the east side where I sat, it was the hottest I can remember in a long time.  On the field,  with no breeze, wearing a bunch of gear, and running around would seem almost intolerably hot.

09/15/2018 - 10:16pm  For some of us, the score…

 For some of us, the score is irrelevant. We enjoy the game itself. That enjoyment is lost when the rules are not applied or not applied correctly.  When a ball is not catchable, it's not pass interference. When a quarterback becomes a runner and gets tackled, it shouldn't be targeting to try and tackle them while the play is live.

 The outcome of the game was not the question. But just because the score is lopsided, doesn't mean we can't critique the performance of the refs.

 

09/09/2018 - 8:52pm He is the edge defender. If…

He is the edge defender. If he is not held, he can slow down the play or push it in the backfield enough so that it doesn't get a first down. That's exactly when you call holding.

09/09/2018 - 7:28pm Harbaugh saw it and was…

Harbaugh saw it and was complaining loudly about it from my vantage.

09/08/2018 - 9:48pm Michigan only gave up 3…

Michigan only gave up 3 points in the second half to ND.  The argument would be that Michigan exposed a weakness in ND's offense. FWIW, the final was ND 24, Ball State 16.

09/08/2018 - 7:30pm I was there and think they…

I was there and think they look great too, but it just looks like it should be a little darker or bluer - just like the Rose Bowl. Here's a pic of Nico's catch:

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This is great on so many levels, right? But the color seems slightly off. Maybe the overcast skies? Look at it again next week. Obviously "outrage" is the wrong word and I'm kidding as I'd choose this over the old end zones any day.

09/08/2018 - 4:53pm  You're dating yourself,…

 You're dating yourself, Vlad....

09/08/2018 - 4:50pm  Why do we run tempo only…

 Why do we run tempo only with second stringers in the 4th quarter?

09/08/2018 - 4:43pm  Not sure where to put this…

 Not sure where to put this comment, but maybe this is the spot to be outraged that the endzones are purple rather than blue?

 More on-topic, the ST did a great job overall and I will make an offering to the Field Goal gods to help Nordin find his way to the sacred sky between the uprights.

08/31/2018 - 10:21pm  Ok, now Utah State for the…

 Ok, now Utah State for the TD and 2 point conversion. Plenty of time.

08/31/2018 - 10:16pm  It would have been better…

 It would have been better for Utah State if they scored.

08/31/2018 - 10:12pm  He's having the receiver's…

 He's having the receiver's arm directly in front of the ref. Ridiculous.

08/29/2018 - 3:05pm Look, you write like this is…

<<EDIT: This is a reply to Section 1.8>>

Look, you write like this is a legal discussion. It's not. He is not being accused because everyone knows he did it - even himself when sober. Not every crime plays out in court, so I'm not sure why you keep bringing it up. Zach Smith has hanged himself in life and in the court of public opinion. He has only himself to blame. Scratch that, perhaps the blame can also be shared with the sycophants who rationalize, defend, and enable his egregious behavior.

08/26/2018 - 12:59pm  The OL was the problem, not…

 The OL was the problem, not Speight. Plus the loss of so many offensive contributors. You don't choose Peters over Speight. Maybe over O'Korn, but not over your starter who played well the previous year.

08/24/2018 - 8:01am Not to be outdone, OSU now…

Not to be outdone, OSU now takes the lead in my list of most f**cked up fanbases, toppling the giants of PSU and MSU. It's sad that these B1G schools are at the top of my list. A decade ago it would've probably been all SEC...