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01/17/2019 - 2:04pm Gymnasts, cheerleaders, and…

Gymnasts, cheerleaders, and soccer players are at great risk, and for some injuries MORE risk, than football players.

Football's a tough sport but it is my no means a sentence for long term brain disorders.  More kids should play because it teaches a hell of a lot of life lessons.

01/17/2019 - 1:35pm 86%?

No way.   The vast…


No way.   The vast majority of ex-players live healthy, normal lives.  Are there more pings and pangs?  Probably.  But it's a contact sport so you're bound to have more than the average joe.


Football won't fade and shouldn't be banned.  Good God man.

12/27/2018 - 1:25pm Well, ESPN owns the SEC…

Well, ESPN owns the SEC Network and the right to broadcast the CFP.

The system is unfair and biased.  ESPN gives air time to chumps like Paul Finebaum, David Pollock, Tim Tebow, and hundreds of other turds so they can shamelessly schlep for the SEC - a thinly veiled ploy by ESPN to protect their interests.

12/21/2018 - 10:37pm LOL

I don't even.....


I don't even.....

/logs off

11/30/2018 - 1:20pm Sometimes I hear things on…

Sometimes I hear things on that station that makes me want to rip my hair out.

"At halftime I knew we weren't stopping Ohio State's offense"

Think about that for a second.  How did TCU, Penn State, Indiana, Minnesota, Purdue, Nebraska, and Maryland give the Buckeyes a better game than we did?  Do they have a better defense?  Nope.  Do they have superior athletes?  Nope.  Do they have better coaches?  No.  What they had was a a faster paced offense that took advantage of OSU's defense but more importantly wore on their whole team, mentally.

What does an opponents faster paced offense have to do with stopping Ohio's State's offense?  Because they're 18-22 year old kids.

What the **** am I talking about?

I'll tell you.  When you get into a game where one of your units isn't performing, it effects the other units. When your offense scores but your defense goes out and let the other team drive down the field to score themselves, it's a mental gut punch.  Your team is looking for a spark - something that creates an advantage.  That's why turnovers are considered Sudden Change and it's also why teams celebrate takeaways so much.  It's a tactical and mental advantage.

You don't need any further proof than our game last Saturday.  There's a dropped touchdown in the first half that would have probably sent the teams to halftime tied.  Instead, our team doesn't get that touchdown AND allows Ohio State to march 70 yards for a FG and a 5 point lead.

In the second half, the defense does its job again by holding OSU to a field goal.  How does the offense respond? By dropping another pass. And then there's a blocked FG.  And then there's an interceptions.  How does that effect the defense?  They let Paris Campbell sprint around the edge for a touchdown on their first play of the drive.  This shit wears on the players, and that's a fact.  They already know Ohio State is playing better than anything they've shown on film.  And they have the most hostile crowd in the Big Ten all up in their ass.  Throw in dropped passes and a blocked punt, and you can forget about it.

Those teams I mentioned above have inferior talent, there's no question about it.  But their players played way above themselves because they FELT like they were in the game the entire way. When Ohio State scored, their team came back and scored.  That inspires kids.  That shit is real.  Anyone who says otherwise hasn't played sports.

Sorry for rant.


11/27/2018 - 8:55pm No


11/21/2018 - 2:10pm When you can change your…

When you can change your crystal ball at the last minute because someone at the kid's announcement party texted you that the kid is wearing "so-and-so's jersey under his coat", is it really that impressive to go 20 for 21?

I can predict the rain a minute before it happens if the guy 2 streets over texts me that rain just started falling.

11/12/2018 - 4:32pm Peters is the backup.  If we…

Peters is the backup.  If we need a our backup to play actual minutes, it'll be Peters.


11/09/2018 - 1:34pm READ YOUR GUARD


11/09/2018 - 12:21pm No.


11/07/2018 - 2:25pm The bombshell dropped.

The bombshell dropped.

October 20th.

11/07/2018 - 12:06pm If we win out, we're in. …

If we win out, we're in.  This defense is the talk of college football.  And Michigan attracts viewers.


11/04/2018 - 5:09pm No.




11/02/2018 - 11:43am I grew up reading guys like…

I grew up reading guys like Jim Murray and Mike Downey, listening to the incomparable Jim Healey, and watching Howard Cossell, Dick Enberg, Pat Summerall, Merlin Olsen, and Don Meredith.

I hate getting old because that era of sports writers and announcers is slowly dying off.




10/30/2018 - 12:03pm As a former longtime chewer,…

As a former longtime chewer, I take note of people who endulge in the habit.  It's a tough habit to kick, that's for sure.

I remember Ohio State got cited for a violation because Vrabel used to chew on the sidelines.  I wonder if Michigan is getting cited for the same thing.

10/25/2018 - 7:38am So we're just jumping past…

So we're just jumping past the last 4 games, the Big Ten Championship Game, and the semi-finals of the playoffs and going right to beating Alabama.


Good grief.

10/20/2018 - 7:53pm Fuck those shitbird…

Fuck those shitbird hypocrites.


10/15/2018 - 2:51pm As with all the night games,…

As with all the night games, it was very loud.  The students arrived early, fan s were loud throughout, and pretty much on their feet the whole night.  But there's always going to be people moaning about the decibel level. 

10/15/2018 - 2:38pm Patterson pulled twice more,…

Patterson pulled twice more, once for a redzone touchdown


10/12/2018 - 6:32am SIAP but AFAIK, FREEP **…

SIAP but AFAIK, FREEP ***warnings*** are OK.


10/09/2018 - 11:06am exCELSIOR!!!


10/09/2018 - 11:02am Man, I hate to think about…

Man, I hate to think about all the bad takes over the past 10 years....and that's just stuff *I* said/tweeted.

I mean, I thought Hoke would win here.

09/26/2018 - 2:00pm Read your guard.


Read your guard.



09/23/2018 - 9:06am That Nebraska is very bad at…

That Nebraska is very bad at footballing. This really was nothing more than a scrimmage. 

good things: defense, blocking effort, special teams, Ben Mason.  

Bad thing: We still allowed too many free shots at Shea.

09/06/2018 - 5:45pm I eagerly await the day our…

I eagerly await the day our QB throws errant dimes.


09/05/2018 - 3:41pm You probably should review…

You probably should review the game.

08/31/2018 - 11:08am I wear my MGoBlog shirt…

I wear my MGoBlog shirt adorned with photobomb Brian with pride.

Thank you to the whole MGB crew. Damn good work.

08/28/2018 - 12:11pm Mental toughness.

We have…

Mental toughness.

We have the talent.  Do we have the will and belief to withstand all the challenges of a 12 game schedule in the Big Ten East?

08/28/2018 - 6:43am Please God, let us do…

Please God, let us do something consistently right against teams not named Indiana, Minnesota, Maryland, Rutgers, and Purdue.  

Highlights against ND, MSU, PSU, Wisconsin, and Ohio State would be greatly appreciated.

In Seth's name we pray: Ah man.

08/19/2018 - 4:15pm I saw this at the Victors…

I saw this at the Victors Collection a week ago and didn't think anything of it.  I said to the guys working, lol "look at that. A dedazzled helmet."

Since then, I've seen it on the twitters and now here.  Apparently it wrankles people a little more than I thought it would.

To each their own, I guess.

08/10/2018 - 7:44pm Mayfield?


08/10/2018 - 7:34pm I didn't see the video, and…

I didn't see the video, and I wouldn't believe Yoder if he told me we lived on earth, but how tf does anyone draw conclusions based on a video that can't be more than 5 seconds long?

08/09/2018 - 6:56am Pick from hundreds of truck…

Pick from hundreds of truck stops. If you're looking for something fancier, Speedway now has Steak Tornados.

Wear Michigan gear too.  They handle that in a very mature manner.

08/08/2018 - 5:30pm Of course I'm speculating…

Of course I'm speculating here, but I assume he left after 4 days of camp because he wasn't getting the reps he felt he deserved.  Seems premature to depart when A) there's plenty of time to compete & win a job, and B) the depth Brian detailed in his post.

See ya, I guess.  Good luck.

08/08/2018 - 8:08am Woody - embarrassing assault…

Woody - embarrassing assault of an opposing player on National TV_1


08/01/2018 - 8:14am Brendan Quinn is worth it,…

Brendan Quinn is worth it, alone.

Tremendous writer.

08/01/2018 - 7:41am Not being snarky ass at all.

Not being snarky ass at all.

08/01/2018 - 5:19am He's paying for:

tuition …

He's paying for:

tuition (which, if it's a full fledged public school, why would there be tuition?)


Transportation (within 2 miles)

College tuition (for those that graduate)

Lunches & snacks

A stocked pantry

And GED assistance for parents.


the first thing I wondered was, "how is that a sustainable business model?"  I'm genuinely curious.  Donors?  


07/30/2018 - 8:42am I'd edit my previous post of…

I'd edit my previous post of I could.  I misread your post.

I dabble in writing (did a series on MGB on players from back in the 80s).  The poster below is correct: write, write, write.  Put thoughts on paper when they pop in your head.  Use your phones voice notes app so when you think of something, you don't forget it later.  And finally, write about stuff you're passionate about.  Your attitude comes through your written word.  Readers can sense of you've mailed it in.

07/30/2018 - 8:14am In my opinion, Joshuah…

In my opinion, Joshuah Bearman is the best long story writer I've read.  His stories on The Silk Road and Thd Coronado Company are incredible.

07/27/2018 - 9:43pm Well, he earned it. 


Well, he earned it. 


07/23/2018 - 7:39pm First incident happened in…

First incident happened in 2009. Then 2015 And then criminal trespass this year.


That Urban sure is tough on women abusers.

07/19/2018 - 10:52pm Never gets old.

Never gets old.

07/15/2018 - 9:32am Gut feeling.

Gut feeling.


07/13/2018 - 6:40am Gumby ain't playin.

Gumby ain't playin.

Hilarious gif.

06/21/2018 - 7:18am Didn't Braylon get a little…

Didn't Braylon get a little bent out of shape when Berkley wasn't offered in high school?

Glad it all.worked out.

06/20/2018 - 9:28pm Qualifications:

Must be…


Must be able to pass a drug test.

Have a clean driving record

Possess excellent personal and communication skills 

And operate on 2 hours of sleep per night.

06/06/2018 - 10:35am Wait.  It's MGrowOld's fault…

Wait.  It's MGrowOld's fault?


Man, I have been doing sports viewing, playing , and coaching wrong for about 45 years now.

06/04/2018 - 11:41am "Demens broke bad exactly

"Demens broke bad exactly once, calling his own blitz on the two-point try in overtime of the ridiculous 2010 Illinois game to end that thing."

I could have sworn GERG leaned over to RichRod and said "We're bringing a blitz" to which Rich replied "Good."

(At least that's how I remembered it).

Don't know how I could forget. It was basically the highlight of Rodriguez's time here.

06/01/2018 - 2:16pm QB: Harbaugh
RB: Tyrone

QB: Harbaugh

RB: Tyrone Wheatley

FB: Bob Perryman

WR: Howard, Kolesar, Chesson.

OL: Jumbo Elliott

TE: Eric Kattus

DL: Mo Hurst, Mike Hammerstein, Glenn Steele

LB: Gold Bush Foote

S: Shazor, Kovacs

CB: Woodson, Garland Rivers

K: Rivas