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01/18/2019 - 11:42am Just once, as a total…

Just once, as a total surprise, to hear that voice at the stadium saying "ladies and gentlemen, presenting the Michigan marching band . . . band take the field"!

01/11/2019 - 3:54pm There have been a lot of…

There have been a lot of opponents shots lately that have missed so badly they've gone in (accidental banks, the dead spot you mention, weird guys, whatever).  That will slow down.

01/08/2019 - 3:25pm Don't forget that while Rice…

Don't forget that while Rice did not have Allen Iverson feet, he had huge hops.  He was an excellent rebounder.  And just as good at highlight dunks as shooting 3s. Think how effective Duncan Robinson was on D and rebounding with a fraction of Rice's athleticism.  Rice tutored by Beilein and Yaklich is scary.

01/06/2019 - 10:57pm It's gotta be on a lot of…

It's gotta be on a lot of minds, especially TV people and the NCAA.  A multiple repeat of the same two programs who are widely considered to be dirty can't play well in PAC12, B1G, B12, and a good bit ACC country.

01/06/2019 - 10:52pm Did I miss something here? …

Did I miss something here?  Is there some biting post that was deleted?  This is the 2nd attempt at trolling XM and both are equally non-sensical, although this one lacks the Zubaz and tank top "do you even lift bro" machismo of the first one.

01/06/2019 - 10:31pm I am curious to see how the…

I am curious to see how the TV ratings for this one do.  Wondering if apathy for this game is widespread.

01/06/2019 - 10:23pm Well that went off the rails…

Well that went off the rails quickly . . . and strangely.

 

01/06/2019 - 2:52pm On what other website could…

On what other website could you have an intelligent discussion regarding the grammatical and cultural merits of the word "wussy"?  The tangential conversations that go on here are the best part of visiting. 

01/06/2019 - 2:11pm I really like Bunch, too. …

I really like Bunch, too.  Great player.  My #10 jersey was Todd Collins . . .

01/06/2019 - 2:09pm AC.  My first M football…

AC.  My first M football hero as a kid, and always will be.

Honorable Mention:

Rick Leach (Flint guy)

Steve Smith (GB guy)

Chuck (superhero guy)

Desmond (1st Heisman guy (of my time))

01/06/2019 - 9:58am I was at the game versus…

I was at the game versus Sparty at Michigam Stadium.  It was close to full, and from what I could see, a lot of booze made its way in as well.  Sight lines were not great, more of a party atmosphere.  I would do it again.

01/04/2019 - 11:04pm Goldberry's sugar daddy.

Goldberry's sugar daddy.

12/31/2018 - 11:27am I think there is a lot of…

I think there is a lot of truth in this statement.  The OL has improved by leaps and bounds, but still struggles against defenses with NFL talent (ND OSU and UF this season).  Now obviously everyone struggles against better defenses, but for Michigan to move  to top 5 status instead of top 12-15 the OL must play the best defenses to at least a draw.  Possess the ball, pull safeties up to the LOS to open the passing game.  Keep our D off the field to stay fresh and minimize exposure.  I hope Warriner can get that unit where it needs to be.

 

12/28/2018 - 8:11pm Agreed, this is a good…

Agreed, this is a good ballgame.  Now that we're getting into games pitting good teams they are becoming much more interesting.

12/28/2018 - 8:07pm Just saw a WV fan dancing…

Just saw a WV fan dancing around with a sign reading "#HAIL".  Thieving bastards.

12/27/2018 - 3:36pm Yeah, sunshine for the Colts…

Yeah, sunshine for the Colts stepping up.  My apologies if my fear of our culture becoming more self-centered is overly pessimistic.

12/27/2018 - 11:52am It's nice to see there are…

It's nice to see there are still people willing to help out their fellow man.  It's a dying practice.

12/27/2018 - 11:43am I love the college game as…

I love the college game as well.  I would choose watching a college game over an NFL game almost every time . . . right, wrong, or indifferent, that's just me.

12/27/2018 - 11:28am I agree the bowl system is…

I agree the bowl system is not what it once was, but the same can be said for college football in general.  Increasingly the only thing that matters is money.  Can't blame you for becoming jaded with the whole thing.  I still enjoy watching many of the games, but I agree the "feel" they used to have in decades past just isn't there anymore. 

12/25/2018 - 1:17am Merry Christmas, Go Blue,…

Merry Christmas, Go Blue, and a great day to all.  Frohe Weihnachten!

12/21/2018 - 8:35pm Saw the Bosstones at a…

Saw the Bosstones at a Lollapalooza years back.  Never loved their music but it was a fun live show. 

12/20/2018 - 12:29pm I thank you for adding some…

I thank you for adding some much needed levity to this board.  The Inferno-level BPONErs, the overly negative/troll/general assholes criticizing everything, the ivory tower bashers of even reasonable negative opinions, the self-important outers of alternate-account trolls, oblivious Polyannas, etc. have made for some unpleasant reading recently. In the interest of disclosure, I was starting to fall into the BPONE category.

12/15/2018 - 2:57pm Nice job to close the half. …

Nice job to close the half.  Flowers for WMU had a really good half . . . dude can ball.

12/15/2018 - 2:49pm 2:00 left in the half and…

2:00 left in the half and the shooting is brutal.  Damn.

12/14/2018 - 6:38pm Don't forget Mike Hunt.

Don't forget Mike Hunt.

12/13/2018 - 2:28pm Huge Smiths fan here.  I…

Huge Smiths fan here.  I would be curious to know what makes them objectionable.

12/13/2018 - 2:23pm The Pretenders.  I don't…

The Pretenders.  I don't know why 1st Wave insists on playing them.  You've never seen an overweight middle aged white guy move so fast as when that shite comes on my car radio.

12/09/2018 - 1:28pm Michigan's bagman game is…

Michigan's bagman game is weak.

12/08/2018 - 2:34pm Army vs. Navy, one of the…

Army vs. Navy, one of the great reasons why I love college football so much more than the NFL.  Look forward to a great game and wish all those young men well as they are deployed around the world. 

12/06/2018 - 9:52am He's a better man than I am.

He's a better man than I am.

12/05/2018 - 1:08pm From Georgia?  I'd bet a bag…

From Georgia?  I'd bet a bag of money I know where he winds up.

12/04/2018 - 10:50pm Simpson needs to stop…

Simpson needs to stop shooting.  The Law guy is hitting heaves we want him to shoot.  M's bench is an issue . . . Davis was a fucking disaster in this one.

12/04/2018 - 11:46am I look forward to watching…

I look forward to watching Simpson physically dominate Cassius Winston on defense. . . strength, quicks, speed, it's all a major mismatch.  

11/30/2018 - 7:03am Shark to chimp:  keeps your…

Shark to chimp:  keeps your paws off him, you damn dirty ape!

11/26/2018 - 12:26pm Just thinking out loud, but…

Just thinking out loud, but does anyone else think Patterson may have played with shoulder/elbow/arm issues?  One deep shot was a flutterball, and numerous intermediate attempts were short.  Not the same sharp passing we saw prior to the last 2 weeks.  Looked like he was laboring on his delivery.  Not that it really matters given the defense, but he was definitely out of sorts.

11/26/2018 - 12:16pm What saddens me is what has…

What saddens me is what has become the default for this program of the two scenarios posed below:  on the biggest stage, Michigan is (a) sharp, aggressive, and rises up for a huge win, or (b) sluggish, disjointed, and loses in painful fashion.  In this case they produced what was arguably the worst defensive performance in program history. 

11/24/2018 - 11:01am Dude.

Dude.

11/20/2018 - 11:20am I know Louisville…

I know Louisville connections and all, but Jeff Brohm with USC recruiting could be a juggernaut.

11/13/2018 - 12:14pm What a trip down memory lane…

What a trip down memory lane.  Steve Smith from GB, Leach from FSW, Zurbrugg filling in for Harbaugh (and Rein?), Demetrius Brown and his epic bad day against MSU.  Brown was so physically gifted with the arm and wheels.

11/11/2018 - 8:54am That will ending around 8pm.

That will ending around 8pm.

11/07/2018 - 12:14pm Carl vs. PSU guy was more of…

Carl vs. PSU guy was more of a blowout than the game.  The combination of God-given pipes and the professionalism IMO are/were matched only by Paul Carey (for us old guys).  Carl does add the subtle flair when appropriate but always with an understated delivery.  We are blessed at Michigan Stadium as Howard King was almost as good for many years beforehand while Carl was only announcing the band.

 

11/05/2018 - 12:15pm At 48 years of age I still…

At 48 years of age I still wear black shoes, short socks, and long shorts to my weekly ball session.  Seeing kids wearing shorter shorts and long socks takes me back to days of Kelly Tripucka and Terry Tyler.

11/02/2018 - 12:26pm I'm old . . . I was buying…

I'm old . . . I was buying Hip and TMBG CDs because downloading wasn't yet a thing I comprehended.  Speaking of the Hip, we in MI were really lucky that our proximity/commerce/culture accorded us exposure to things Canadian.  Living in the Flint area I would listen to partial reception of 89X to discover The Hip, Ghandarvas, Moev, etc.

10/28/2018 - 6:17pm It is very interesting how…

It is very interesting how people can look at something so differently.  I absolutely love winter:  real winter, with cold and snow--not that 38 degrees and rain BS that chills you to the bone.  And I just hate heat and humidity.  How people can like months on end of oppressive heat and air so thick with moisture you can nearly cut it with a knife is beyond me.  And that swamp ass every time you sit in your car doesn't help.

10/28/2018 - 6:09pm If I remember correctly the…

If I remember correctly the Detroit area is #2 right behind Seattle for the fewest number of sunny days per year.

09/29/2018 - 9:28pm Charles White.  Phantom…

Charles White.  Phantom holding in Bo's last game.  Eddie Brown tackles Desmond.  Countless plays at ND.  The Spot.  We have been getting boned since I was a little kid.

09/17/2018 - 11:57am Ummm, from a riverside…

Ummm, from a riverside-dwelling splinter of the hobbit family tree.

09/17/2018 - 11:36am Spot on.  I had the same…

Spot on.  I had the same concern during the game.

09/17/2018 - 11:34am I sit right along back line…

I sit right along back line of endzone in south end of stadium; it was amazing how high above the uprights Nordin's FG was.  Good from at least 25 more yards. 

09/12/2018 - 11:55pm "Throes" is SO appropriate…

"Throes" is SO appropriate when referencing last year's passing game.