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06/18/2018 - 8:54am In 2017, Alabama lost it's…

In 2017, Alabama lost it's last game of the regular season, which kept it out of the SEC Championship Game, and they still made it into the CFP as the 4 seed, while having a so-so SOS ranking.  If Michigan runs the table leading up the OSU game and loses a close game in Columbus, it's not inconceivable that they still might slide into the CFP as the 4 seed.

That said, let's just win the game and take away all doubt.

06/13/2018 - 7:22am 1.  Laurence Olivier

2. …

1.  Laurence Olivier

2.  Daniel Day Lewis

3.  Marlon Brando

06/01/2018 - 12:26pm Last year MSU was 8-0 when

Last year MSU was 8-0 when Lewerke threw 35 or fewer passes. MSU was 1-3 when Lewerke threw 36 or more passes.

MSU was throwing more in the games that they lost because they were getting blown out and were going to the air to try and make up ground. They lost to ND by 20 and OSU by 45. The idea of Lewerke as a Heisman candidate is ludicrous.

06/01/2018 - 9:59am Is there really buzz that

Is there really buzz that Green is a future Hall of Famer?  His stats seem sort of equivalent to a guy like Juwan Howard (13.7 PPG, 6.4 REB, 2.3 AST) and while Juwan was a solid NBA player, I wouldn't consider him a candidate for the Hall.

06/01/2018 - 7:15am Hot Weekend

It's going to be HOT this weekend throughout most of the country. Everyone try and stay cool...

05/30/2018 - 1:05pm My buddy and I vowed to leave

My buddy and I vowed to leave early and head to the bar to get warm once Michigan got up by more than two scores.  They never did.  Worst game ever.

05/30/2018 - 12:55pm Most predictable response if

Most predictable response if you're trying to deflect suspicion that your are actually Dave Brandon, hmmm {strokes chin contemplatively}

05/30/2018 - 12:23pm Requisite

Fuck Dave Brandon.

05/30/2018 - 7:08am If Patterson does well enough

If Patterson does well enough to warrant jumping ship to the pros after a single season at Michigan, then I think our results will have been pretty good for 2018.

05/29/2018 - 12:16pm Aw, C'mon

She wasn't that bad looking back when Glen hooked up with her, almost certainly Alaska hot.

And, oh man, that 80's hair...

05/29/2018 - 7:33am While the big picture outcome

While the big picture outcome for Michigan wasn't that important, it was huge for MSU.  They don't get that miracle to bounce their way and they don't win the East, the Big Ten championship, or make the CFP.  I wouldn't mind having that result switch back to the correct outcome.

05/23/2018 - 10:16am Tua Tagovailoa is Number 2? 

Tua Tagovailoa is Number 2?  Granted, his performance in the National Championship is one for the ages, but he's played precisely one half of football for the Tide.  Nobody has any idea how he's going to shake out relative to the rest of college football this season.

This whole list is clickbait bullshit. 

05/23/2018 - 10:06am Volkswagon Beetle

Volkswagon Beetle I had a cousin who firmly believed that every new driver should have a Beetle be their first car. You'd master driving a stick and they're easy and inexpensive to maintain. Perfect car for any 16 year old.

05/23/2018 - 9:36am Lloyd probably kicks the

Lloyd probably kicks the extra point. Michigan stays in top 5 and doesnt suffer the hangover of this stinging defeat following week and beats Iowa.

Counterpoint. Ties were something of a morale killer back in the day as well. Had Michigan gone for the tie, the team would've come under a ton of criticism and second-guessing in the media. I don't know if the hangover doesn't extend into the Iowa game regardless. Hell, we could have a hypothetical thread about this as well.

I do agree with your original premise though as to gambling sometimes pays off and sometimes it doesn't. That said, I was a Sophomore at Michigan in 1990 and I can confirm that NOBODY in that stadium wanted Moeller to go for the tie. Ironically, looking back, that MSU game was probably one of the most exciting of my college time at U of M. Losing sucked, but it was a roller coaster of emotion from start to finish for most of that game.

05/22/2018 - 6:47am Another unfortunate

Another unfortunate development around here over the past couple of years is the ever-increasing number of trolls who post.

05/21/2018 - 4:31pm "Did you ever shoot par with a 7 Iron?"

"Well, hell, Cup; it never occurred to me to try."

05/21/2018 - 7:37am You do a thread on great

You could do a thread just on great quotes from "Snatch" and it would easily be 40 comments long (probably more).  "Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels" and "Snatch" are Guy Ritchie at his best.

05/21/2018 - 7:33am A comment like that demands

A comment like that demands that you share what film didn't bore the fuck out of you.

05/21/2018 - 7:27am I Love "Snatch"

"What's that?"

"This, is a shotgun Sol."

"It's a fucking anti-aircraft gun Vincent!"

05/21/2018 - 7:25am If you want to see a great

If you want to see a great western starring Kevin Costner (and Robert Duvall), then check out "Open Range".  That movie never gets it's fair due.

05/21/2018 - 7:23am If we're going to list great

If we're going to list great Clint Eastwood westerns, then you have to include "The Outlaw Josey Wales".

"Get ready, little lady.  Hell is coming to breakfast".

05/18/2018 - 9:55am Let's just hope no football

Let's just hope no football hooligans show up and turn the day into a donnybrook.

05/18/2018 - 9:46am I also didn't realize he was

I also didn't realize he was part of Her Majesty's Armed Forces.

05/18/2018 - 7:10am You forgot about the bomb

You forgot about the bomb they hit to Tarik Black...so we'll be up by 4 scores.  Sheesh, let's get our facts straight people.

05/17/2018 - 11:49am I'd argue we'd probably beat

I'd argue we'd probably beat Wisconsin as well with one of those arms.

05/16/2018 - 12:19pm I don't think my take is

I don't think my take is jaded, it's based on results. 

During the 90's the Bulls faced six different opponents in their six Eastern Conference Finals appearances.  They faced five different opponents during their six NBA Finals appearances.  The NBA certainly had individual stars beyond Jordan, but competition within the league was at it's nadir and the Bulls benefited from this and I think it inflates their significance.

None of the Conference Finals the Bulls played in went seven games.  None.  The Bulls were the best franchise of the decade, no doubt, but the fact that no other team demonstrated any level of high end consistency to act as any kind of foil just highlights that the league overall in these years wasn't as good.

And as for the Cavaliers being huge rivals against the Bulls; during their championship run they faced the Cavs in the playoffs three times.  Results?  1992 - Eastern Conference Finals, Bulls won in six.  1993 - Eastern Conference Semis, Bulls swept them in four.  1994 - Opening Round, Bulls swept them in three.  If that's the Bulls big rival, then I think it's proving my point.

05/16/2018 - 7:19am Perhaps.  Another way to look

Perhaps.  Another way to look at it is that Pistons fans aren't blinded by Jordan's inflated legend and are able to evaluate his career with more objectivity.  Nobody on this board isn't claiming that MJ isn't a great player, just some are contesting the idea that he's the greatest player who ever lived.

Truth is, most of Jordan's legend was built on a foundation of an NBA that just wasn't very good.  The NBA owes him a big debt, honestly, because without MJ and the Bulls, the league throughout the 90's would've been unwatchable; but that doesn't necessarily make him the greatest to ever play the game.

05/16/2018 - 7:13am Let's Not Forget

But just throwing out 6-6 is a lazy man's argument because you're cherry picking.

Let's not forget the fact that those 6 championships came against five different opponents. The Western Conference in the 90's was a mess of mediocrity.

05/16/2018 - 7:00am You can't argue winning,

You can't argue winning, but you can argue context.  Jordan from 1984 -1990 didn't win anything.  It wasn't until the great teams of the 80's, the Lakers, the Celtics, the Pistons, fell by the wayside that MJ and the Bulls were able to emerge as the dominant team that they became.  The Bulls dominance of the 90's says just as much about the state of the NBA game than about Jordan's greatness, which was able to flourish because it existed in something of a vacuum within the league.

05/15/2018 - 3:33pm Not unless you want to trim a

Not unless you want to trim a bit of legislative fat off the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, Corporate Average Fuel Economy, CA Emission Requirements, etc.

05/15/2018 - 3:28pm Then comes the inevitable day

Then comes the inevitable day when the battery in your keyless fob dies and you can't start your car; then you go to try and change out the battery, except the fob doesn't actually come with a lid that let's you easily get to the battery, so you essentially have to take the fob apart to change out the battery....just so you can start your car.

I may never buy a Ford again for this reason alone.

05/09/2018 - 11:20am Hard to imagine that a guy

Hard to imagine that a guy who couldn't beat out O'Korn on the depth chart would've provided any more help to the offense than Peters did.

05/08/2018 - 4:21pm What kid wouldn't have wanted

What kid wouldn't have wanted the Batmobile?

05/08/2018 - 4:13pm Push the Button?

Honest?

 

 

05/08/2018 - 12:18pm Porche 928

Accept no substitute

05/08/2018 - 12:14pm It is so choice.  If you have

It is so choice.  If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up.

05/08/2018 - 9:55am NFL and Fashion?

Well, if anyone would be experts on fashion at high end social events, it would be NFL fans.  Sophisticated bunch, this lot.

 

 

05/07/2018 - 12:27pm Reminds me of the Andre the

Reminds me of the Andre the Giant documentary on HBO, Hogan was telling stories how Andre was always physically uncomfortable because the world wasn't design to accommodate a man of his unusual size.  He'd be on an airline flight to Japan for 12-14 hours and couldn't use the lavatory because he physically couldn't fit inside, all while taking up two seats and his head hitting the top of the fuselage.  No hotel bed was ever comfortable.  No seat at a restaurant was ever large enough.  I can't imagine how hard it must be for guys like this.

05/07/2018 - 12:20pm Yeah, but there's not that

Yeah, but there's not that much sleep going on in that tree if there are two lady koalas involved, amirite?

05/04/2018 - 11:04am Happy Star Wars Day to All...

...and to umbig11, sorry to hear about your daughter, but glad to hear that she'll be OK.  Nothing worse for a parent than to see your kid in the hospital.  Best wishes.

05/03/2018 - 12:27pm Mmmm.... bacon

05/02/2018 - 3:18pm And is likely going to be a

And is likely going to be a first ballot inductee into the Hall of Fame...

05/02/2018 - 11:48am If Only

If only there were some means to convey people and equipment quickly and efficiently across long distances and varied terrain to reach large bodies of water....c'mon man, take a weekend off and go fishing!

 

05/02/2018 - 10:58am I think you're reading too

I think you're reading too much into this announcement.  I think enrollment in Boy Scouts has been declining and this is their solution to try and boost those numbers.  Unfortunately, it will come at the expense of the Girl Scouts, who have come out in opposition to this initiative.

05/02/2018 - 10:53am Please, Do Go On....

05/02/2018 - 9:18am You can name a different

You can name a different preference every year, and as a sophomore, you get higher priority.  Honestly, though, I think you'll find that living off-campus in a house or an apartment will be cheaper than dorm living.

That said, as a freshman engineering student, you're still going to have most of your classes on Central Campus.  All your math, science, and liberal art prereqs are going to be on Central Campus.  If you're living on North Campus, you're going to be on the bus a lot for classes and just for social life.

05/02/2018 - 7:26am Or "we" should focus more on

Or "we" should focus more on ball protection and stop shooting ourselves in the foot when we play them.

05/02/2018 - 7:22am A Win is A Win?

And seriously...has the "they're SO lucky!!" meme about Michigan State been beaten into the ground yet?

I don't know; I'm guessing it will fall by the wayside around the same time that lazy analysis focusing solely on wins and losses without accounting for any context, does.

05/01/2018 - 3:21pm Not to hijack the thread, but

Not to hijack the thread, but fuck Dave Brandon!

05/01/2018 - 3:20pm I was there until the end as

I was there until the end as well.  My buddy and I vowed to leave once Michigan got up by two scores....which never happened goddamnit.