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03/07/2019 - 10:49pm Know what? Give me Duke. Not…

Know what? Give me Duke. Not convinced Zion will ever play another college basketball game, and there are a lot of bad memories associated with that program. I'd like to see a measure of payback. 

Sure, all things being the same I'd prefer Gonzaga's region, but I don't have a fear of Duke (as long as I'm right about Zion.)

 

03/02/2019 - 11:43pm Well, right. I'd have played…

Well, right. I'd have played in the NBA if I'd been a foot taller/considerably more athletic.

It's acquiring those "if" traits that trips you up.

 

03/02/2019 - 11:36pm How, um... how is…

How, um... how is goaltending recruiting looking for the immediate future??

12/30/2018 - 9:44am Degree of difficulty. If…

Degree of difficulty. If they ever devise a college football tournament in which only concepts from 1991 or prior are permitted, with no disguising of intentions, just pure smash mouth execution... ah, hell, they’d still find a way to lose to OSU. 

But I bet the other games would be cakewalks.

12/08/2018 - 10:05pm Haha, stick around the board…

Haha, stick around the board a few minutes and I’m sure someone will make today your day.

12/02/2018 - 12:24pm I am absolutely willing to…

I am absolutely willing to see OSU make the playoff at #4 if it meant Notre Dame was left out completely. 

11/26/2018 - 11:12pm At this point, I have a…

At this point, I have a minor interest in seeing the playoffs thrown into utter chaos, which would necessitate an OSU loss—and it’s never much of a stretch to root for that outcome.

However, I also enjoy a little recreational wagering on sporting events... and given the B1G’s active interest in a decisive OSU victory, I think that’s the direction I’m leaning.

Love the Maize and Blue, but when they’re not an option my next favorite color is green (not the Spartan shade.)  

11/26/2018 - 8:41pm Yeah, that. Having hope…

Yeah, that. Having hope ripped away so cruelly and decisively creates worse immediate reactions than never having had the hope in the first place.

Example: the Lions lost last week, too.

11/26/2018 - 2:37pm My issue is not so much in…

My issue is not so much in Michigan bringing a knife to a gun fight.

My concern is that Michigan will spend the next 360-something days sharpening that same knife for next year's gun fight.

 

11/26/2018 - 2:33pm I think "The Moment of…

I think "The Moment of Clarity" suffices.

11/25/2018 - 4:39pm I think as things currently…

I think as things currently stand, we’re king of the dinosaurs. We can beat similar dinosaur-ball programs MSU, Wisconsin, Iowa, and so forth, while crushing lesser species with relative ease. But the more highly evolved programs, the national powerhouses—those are tough hills for the dinosaurs to climb as their era winds down.

The current national champions and best program of the best decade, Alabama, player dinosaur ball until this season. Dinosaurs can still go far. But “evolution” these days means a program built around highly diversified weapons, because offense now trumps defense at every level, and having the ability to put up 40+ against any program. Defenses may have peaks and valleys, but you can ALWAYS fall back on “that’s OK—our offense can get it done.”

Sound like anyone Michigan played recently?

It’s not foolproof. We all saw OSU vs. Purdue. But check out the recruiting trajectories of the two programs, and tell me whether yesterday was really a surprise?

05/13/2018 - 10:53pm However, making it through

However, making it through this regional means a Super-Regional at #1 Oregon, which will be... challenging.

Might've traded a slightly tougher regional draw (Tennessee? Bama?) for a less foreboding potential matchup in the Round of 16.

 

10/10/2017 - 9:23am ...from Fielding Yost to

...from Fielding Yost to Denard Robinson... YOU'RE GODDAM RIGHT I'M LIVING IN THE PAST!"

10/09/2017 - 1:50pm I think the problem...

...lies in Michigan's tendency to gift each opponent 7 points with an early turnover. If PSU can put up 10-14 by themselves, then it comes down to our wobbly offense and undecided game planning. 

This will be a problem whether or not their fans wear white t-shirts.

07/17/2017 - 11:03am We should probably make sure

We should probably make sure Ruckert has these up-to-date research rankings on hand. I'm sure they'll heavily impact his final decision.

OSU is a recruiting juggernaut right now. These things are going to happen.

 

06/08/2017 - 12:09pm Can't wait!

The incessant replays of Webber's ill-fated timeout ~25 years ago should provide some fond childhood trauma flashbacks.

06/05/2017 - 10:08am Gotta choose...

Goota choose Urban for the shot in the crotch, because it gives me a good chance of hitting Dantonio in the face on the same throw.

05/21/2017 - 9:20pm Far from an expert, but...

I've read that they have four Top-100 recruits coming in next year, including a top-10 pitcher and a top-10 infielder. For a sport where you play nine at a time, I'd imagine that's pretty damn good?

11/14/2015 - 8:55pm Talk about putting things in perspective

This is just too much. Merry Christmas Chad. May God be with that family.

10/17/2015 - 8:44pm Precisely. But wait til

Precisely. But wait til he/she is 9, like my current situation...

"Geez, what was that?? He dropped the ball? I could catch the ball. See? See?? I caught the ball, Dad. Maybe I should play for Michigan, Dad!"

"Dad?"

"Mom, why isn't he moving?"

 

 

10/17/2015 - 8:30pm I mean, you're obviously

I mean, you're obviously right about not getting carried away, etc. but it's only been an hour. People need to vent. It;s his teammates I feel bad for right now more so than O'Neill.

And while I don't wish any ill will on the kid, I'm willing to bet you're wrong about "none of us..." I think a number of posters on this board could've caught that snap. Or took a knee. Or spiked the ball. Or done anything other than... exactly what he did.

 

03/31/2015 - 9:27pm The Fab 5 was the start of my

The Fab 5 was the start of my Michigan fandom. In one calendar year, Desmond hit the Heisman pose in the end zone, and those kids became the story of college hoops. I was a bandwagon jumper as a kid; without them, i might've been a lifelong Miami Hurricanes fan.

So yeah, I'm pretty glad the Fab 5 happened.

01/17/2015 - 11:22am Here's the big problem for

Here's the big problem for me:

PSU FANS, 19??-2010: "JoePa IS Penn State! No one walks, talks, breathes or works in this town without his permission. He is BIGGER than the university, because he has success WITH honor!"

PSU FANS, 2011-present: "He's an old man! He's just the football coach! What was he supposed to do??"

01/16/2015 - 10:38pm I guess I just don't get it.

I guess I just don't get it. Such a scandal is unthinkable at any school, so I'll just use the Fab Five as an example... I could really care less that they took the wins/Final Four appearances away. I saw them happen with my own eyes, they can't take away the memories. 

And whatever you think of Webber et al, let's all agree it's a small fraction of what went down at PSU.

Why would they fight so hard about this, keeping the story in the spotlight for a longer period of time? It's not like Paterno's able to appreciate their "loyalty."

Does restoring the victories somehow restore the reputation in their eyes? If so... i don't even know what to say.

01/16/2015 - 10:19pm Never Forget...

...the REAL victims in all of this are the Paterno family and PSu football fans.

09/27/2014 - 11:09pm SHOCKING!!

I am SHOCKED... SHOCKED, I tell you... that hiring a head coach with a sub-.500 record at Ball State and San Diego State has led us to anything short of the promised land!

03/30/2014 - 8:01pm This is plenty disappointing

This is plenty disappointing without invoking football.

02/21/2014 - 9:34pm I scored a 45. Higher than

I scored a 45. Higher than Eric Decker, I'm told.

I win the Wonderlic. He wins on looks, athletic ability, salary, and hot country star wife.

It's a push... right?

 

 

12/16/2013 - 7:55pm As a hip-hop fan in the 90s,

As a hip-hop fan in the 90s, I'm going to find it just about impossible to root against this kid.

12/08/2013 - 5:17pm A&M goes to Chick-Fil-A vs.

A&M goes to Chick-Fil-A vs. Duke.

UGA it is I guess.

11/29/2013 - 6:11pm In a perfect world we would

In a perfect world we would be the same program that we were in the 1970s.  

Coach Hoke? Is that you??

11/29/2013 - 1:07pm I feel like the

I feel like the tried-but-true "PAIN" is a very realistic prediction for tomorrow.

11/23/2013 - 8:25pm This will NOT be 2009 all

This will NOT be 2009 all over again. 

As I recall, we were in that game until the 4th quarter.

The only thing left unsettled by the 4th quarter will be whether Urban STOPS at "half-a-hundred."

Seriously, is Gardner even going to play??

11/22/2013 - 11:26am Thank God it isn't football.

Thank God it isn't football.

11/14/2013 - 12:58pm Yeah...

I'm a little surprised, but then I think about this logically, and I'm not. At all.

Nonetheless, cue the "ESS EEE CEE PAYS PLAYERS LOLOLOL!!" apologists.

 

11/10/2013 - 10:15am Sure

Sure, it saves the season. Just like switching o-lines with Alabama would save the season.

I'll leave it up to you to determine which is more likely.

 

11/10/2013 - 10:03am So what does it take?

What will lead to some changes? A 6-6 finish? (very possible IMO) Urban and the boys hanging "half-a-hundred" in a few weeks? I'm honestly curious... up until yesterday, I agreed with Brian's stance that nothing would change, but now...  

11/03/2013 - 8:41am "He's a young guy"

Perspective:

Lewan is 10 days older than Gholston, meaning he was a full two years older than Gholston when he pulled an identical stunt to the one Gholston pulled in 2011. So any "he's young and made a mistake" rationale better have been granted to Gholston--perhaps more so--two years ago.

Suspend him for the next game. Period.

As far as anything else connected to yesterday/this rivalry... time to call it like it is. The tide has turned. MSU has the better program, evidence by their vastly superior preparation for yesterday's game (how scary is it to think we had a bye week before this one?!?) This has become an annual narrative. Could it change with the influx of Michigan recruiting? Possibly, but I'm not holding my breath as long as the current staff is in command.

 

05/24/2013 - 4:36pm To paraphrase Lou Brown from

To paraphrase Lou Brown from Major League: "I think you can go get her now..."

01/09/2013 - 6:10pm Do You Believe in Miracles??

YES!!

01/01/2013 - 10:26pm Excellent

Bittersweet, knowing that I've seen the last of what I believe will be the most exciting Michigan player of our lifetimes.

12/01/2012 - 12:38pm Professionalism

Professionalism is one thing, yes. But I think you'd be hard-pressed to find too many businesses (non-essential personnel, etc.) who'd be less than understanding if employees were reluctant to come into work the day after an employee shot and killed himself on company grounds in front of two organizational leaders.

Not to mention the camaraderie and unity required to 'work' in professional football. This guy was a starter... um, imagine being told "hey so-and-so, you're starting tomorrow" under these circumstances. Hard to prepare--this isn't exactly a tweaked hamstring. 

Then again, I'm fully aware we're talking about the NFL here.

12/01/2012 - 11:04am Reports....

Reports say Jovan Belcher, undrafted LB out of Maine, killed girlfriend then drove to practice facility where he fatally shot himself.

11/24/2012 - 9:43pm This is one of a million

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11/24/2012 - 9:38pm This is one of a million

This is one of a million reasons i could never be coach, but a huge part of my gameplan for this Bowl would be getting that kid the record. Especially after I... uh, I mean, the coach... left him standing on the sideline during the last possession today.

10/14/2012 - 1:23pm Seconded...

Seconded by TomVH.

03/12/2012 - 10:33am Wrong

NO!! Must rage against all things GongShow!

06/16/2011 - 5:23pm Honor?

I think I'd rather be "honored" as Grand Marshal of a Glory Hole convention.

09/15/2010 - 8:50pm I, uh...

I, uh... know someone... who is interested in these sorts of things, and he has found that lots of online books put out lines on FCS or FBS vs. FCS no earlier than Friday afternoon, sometimes as late as Saturday morning. With limited UMass knowledge, while being as impartial as possible.... I'd believe anything between 25-35. 21 seems a tad light...

09/01/2010 - 3:45pm What did I miss here?

We are talking about divisional ties, correct? If two teams are tied for the division title, why would the tie-breaker ever have to go beyond head-to-head result??