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12/14/2018 - 3:25pm BVB almost went bankrupt in…

BVB almost went bankrupt in the mid-2000s and hasn't been consistently good throughout its history. There isn't a German team that's comparable to Michigan unless you want to compare Michigan to Bayern in terms of European success (and that's a stretch). Liverpool really is the best comparison for reasons already stated.

11/19/2018 - 12:25pm Kluczynski would have been…

Kluczynski would have been highly unlikely anyways because he was responsible for the Northwestern phantom hold game this year. I'd add Jeff Servinski to the list of possibilities; he did the Penn State game this year and outside of one botched PI call I can't remember anything too egregious about his crew.

11/19/2018 - 12:03pm I'd bet it's a general…

I'd bet it's a general guideline as opposed to an actual rule. LeMonnier actually did back to back games in 2012 against Notre Dame and Purdue, but that also involved a bye week.

Also just remembered it was the O'Neill crew that was responsible for the Nebraska-Michigan State "receiver forced out of bounds" game in 2015, so we can add that to the list of officiating atrocities.

11/19/2018 - 11:37am Isn't it was a two week…

Isn't it a two week window to avoid repeats, not one? Capron did the Rutgers game so that might rule him out. 

Edit: Snodgrass did the Wisconsin and Illinois games in 2016 but that involved a bye week so I'm not sure how that impacts things.

11/12/2018 - 10:48pm They do, but it's quite rare…

They do, but it's quite rare compared to how it used to be. For reference, Michigan's last reverse mirror game was against Indiana in 2015.

11/05/2018 - 12:04am Not positive but my guess…

Not positive but my guess would be someone on the sideline impeded the H (head linesman) from following the return and caused contact between the H and the bench. If I remember correctly, that usually gets flagged and skips the sideline warning stage.

10/08/2018 - 11:23am Twitter disagrees and says a…

Twitter disagrees and says a noon kick.

10/04/2018 - 2:44pm I was going for the cheap…

I was going for the cheap shot at Rutgers and figured it was a good unintentional joke to point out. Didn't even notice the other ones...

10/04/2018 - 10:21am Indiana (4-1, 0-1 B1G)


Indiana (4-1, 0-1 B1G)


So basically Rutgers is so bad wins over them don't count as conference wins now?

06/07/2018 - 2:26pm Belgium with Martinez…

Belgium with Martinez coaching and minus Nainggolan is not making the semis. Especially since they'll likely be facing one of Brazil or German in the quarterfinals.

05/25/2018 - 2:34pm Wait until 2022

Next expansion round is 2022, and Detroit and Sacremento will be the favorites.

05/17/2018 - 7:01pm Bayern are first tier

They placed either third or fourth in club finance rankings this year.

04/30/2018 - 12:09am It wasn't Brandon

I asked well after Hackett took over, figuring it was worth a shot with new leadership. Obviously, that failed.

04/29/2018 - 11:52pm I asked a couple of years ago

This was the response I got:

While we'd love to have the stadium open for public use, there are many liability factors that we can't overcome - from injury of guests to utilities and security in and around the stadium. We've had previous issues of vandalism and must weigh those factors with our desire to have more individuals experience the stadium.

It isn't coming back, which sucks.

12/20/2017 - 9:05am What, no regionalism?

Probably the one time in this blog's history where grüß Gott would have been an acceptable replacement to hello.

11/17/2017 - 9:04am He will

Klatt confirmed last week that he and Gus have The Game as well.

11/11/2017 - 11:50pm Likely 4PM

Joel Klatt let slip on Rich Eisen's show that he and Gus will be at both the Wisconsin and Ohio State games--which confirms that Fox has the game next week--and given that Fox windows are 12, 4, and 8, 4 makes the most sense.

Edit: Nope. Fox just announced it as a noon kick.

09/25/2017 - 1:26pm Not quite

The schedule has been essentially released so we can confirm a few things.

TCU/WVU will be on FS1 at 3:30 (weird pick here). LSU/Florida is on CBS, and Maryland/OSU is on FOX in the 4:00 window. There go a few obstacles.

So basically it comes down to FSU/Miami or our game, and our game will likely win out since FSU/Miami appears to be in a reverse window situation (and it starts at 3:30). 

09/19/2017 - 10:15am Makes sense

And it's a week too early to see Sarz's guess list, which is usually pretty accurate. Thanks for the link! 

09/19/2017 - 9:50am What about FOX?

The best Pac-12 game that week (currently) is Washington State at Oregon and the Big XII doesn't look like it has anything appealing either.


Guess it depends on where in the TV draft they currently are?

09/19/2017 - 9:26am Sunday prior

There's a chance that it'll be a six day pick, which means they'll choose on the Sunday prior to the game. More likely we find out on Monday after the Purdue game during the normal twelve day pick.

08/30/2017 - 9:35pm 35-13

35-13 Michigan

08/24/2017 - 3:04pm That goal differential should be fun

Curious as to how well Bayern's defense holds up against PSG's attack. The back line looked suspect against Leverkusen last week, but how much of that can be chalked up to Neuer (and Boateng) still being out remains to be seen.

08/08/2017 - 3:00pm Post renovation phone

A few people got their hands on the phone number after the renovations were completed and attempted to see if it would be loud enough to carry on that tradition. Sadly (and as was expected), it wasn't.

07/13/2017 - 1:58pm Minor quibble

The City of Detroit has nothing to do with the jail site; it's Wayne County that Gilbert and Gores have to convince. 

06/16/2017 - 2:57pm Hate to tell you

But Army is on the schedule in 2019...

05/28/2017 - 7:55pm Parking

It's going to be a parking lot apparently.

11/21/2016 - 3:58pm Demolished

FGIC got the rights to build something (hotel, apartments, whatever) on the land once the new arena opens up and the Joe is demolished. It was part of the bankruptcy deal.

11/21/2016 - 2:26pm Not sure I've ever been so thankful for a deluge

That rain prevented an out and out disaster since the stadium had run out of (free) water if memory serves and it was the first year of the water bottle ban (thanks, Dave). That game reinforced my preference for cold/snow over heat.

10/28/2016 - 4:50pm Minneapolis is the other one

Minneapolis is the other one (Target Center, Xcel Energy, US Bank, Target Field).

10/27/2016 - 9:39am Nessler moved to CBS

And is replacing Verne Lundquist on SEC games next year. Tessitore took over Nessler's spot.

10/04/2016 - 11:39am Yeah, this is a problem


Anyone who is traveling on Sunday (like me) is in for a fun time if this holds.

09/28/2016 - 11:25pm Storms

The bigger problem is that thunderstorms are likely in the afternoon--particularly during the game (as of the current forecast)--and lightning screws up everything. It's still early so maybe we'll get lucky on timing.

09/27/2016 - 3:06pm 21-10 M

21-10 M

09/26/2016 - 4:01pm Forget that

State received votes. Who on earth ranked them?

09/06/2016 - 10:42am Kidding or not

The answer is yes. Here.

08/26/2016 - 11:35am (No subject)

08/25/2016 - 3:53pm Not happy about Atleti

That's the one team I wanted to avoid in the draw. PSV won't be an easy out and Rostov just finished thrashing Ajax so the group is trickier than it looks.

08/02/2016 - 1:58pm They are

And they're here for the season. 

08/01/2016 - 12:10am Hockey

Good grief. That hockey jersey is awful.

06/29/2016 - 4:46pm By all accounts

Lucic is heading to Edmonton and the Hall trade cleared the space for him.

06/21/2016 - 2:24pm It's being demolished

The Joe site was given to FGIC as part of Detroit's bankruptcy deal. Detroit will demolish the arena and a parking garage, and FGIC will build something (currently supposed to be a hotel/office/retail space) on it. 

06/20/2016 - 10:11am Spielman is now at FOX

So you'd better hope he doesn't replace Klatt as Gus Johnson's partner or you will be hearing him during The Game in the near future.

05/31/2016 - 3:15pm That was the silver goal

I'd love to see that come back (it was hardly ever used). It's a good compromise between what we have now and the golden goal.

05/31/2016 - 2:13pm Found my seats as well

Looks like we all won't have to wait until Friday to find out.

05/28/2016 - 3:42pm Ramos was offside.

Ramos was offside.

05/25/2016 - 2:49pm Also the best job as an undergrad

Being an IM ref for broomball was fantastic. $12/hr to go ice skating at midnight!

05/23/2016 - 8:58am Not quite

Nymeria (Arya's direwolf) is still alive (and in the books, running around with a large pack of wolves killing things). The show has just never focused on Nymeria after Arya told her to run away.

Lady (Sansa's direwolf) dies halfway through season 1 when Joffrey throws a hissy fit and Ned has to kill a wolf as punishment for what Arya did to Joffrey.

05/18/2016 - 12:39pm Not Rutgers

Rutgers is on ABC/ESPN/ESPN2 per an announcement a couple of weeks ago.

05/17/2016 - 10:05am Bond

How on earth was his bond only set at $750?