|12/02/2018 - 8:36pm||• Realign yearly for…||
• Realign yearly for competitive balance. Schedules should be set two years in advance for planning.
• Only play games that count toward conference record against teams in your division.
• Before conference season starts, each team plays one team from opposite division that does not count against conference record. This may be a rivalry game, if rivals are not in same division that season.
• On Conference Championship Saturday, all teams play. 1 vs 1 for championship, 2 vs 2, 3 vs 3, etc. Except for championship game, adjust pairings to avoid rematches of pre-season crossover games.
• A formula based on final division standings or rankings can be used to move teams from one division to the other.
• This plan will enable conferences to expand to 16 teams or more.
|11/20/2018 - 12:33pm||The 1987 game would have…||
The 1987 game would have been in Ann Arbor. It was Earle Bruce's final game.
|11/08/2018 - 10:23pm||From the book Rutgers…||
From the book Rutgers Football A Gridiron Tradition in Scarlet [p. 41]: In 1940, halfback Tom Harmon of Michigan won his second straight scoring title. Harmon topped all college players by totaling 102 points in 1939 and 117 points in 1940. Harmon also won the Heisman Trophy in 1940. (Many years later, Tom Harmon’s daughter, Kristen, would wed singer Rick Nelson, the son of former Rutgers quarterback Ozzie Nelson.)
|11/08/2018 - 12:22am||Your big draw, big name, big…||
Your big draw, big name, big school argument had me convinced until you listed rooting interests.
|10/06/2018 - 4:48pm||Game was in Landover.||
Game was in Landover.
|09/05/2018 - 12:29am||Nothing to fix. M football…||
Nothing to fix. M football was an inch away from playing in the CFP in 2016 and is considered a playoff contender this year. Total team defense has been ranked #6, #2 and #13 over the past three years. The offense will come around once Michigan gets its OL pipeline flowing.
|07/15/2018 - 11:31pm||If he's related to Slick, I…||
If he's related to Slick, I'm on board.
|03/25/2018 - 10:35pm||Villanova is a blue blood?||
Villanova is a blue blood?
|03/25/2018 - 10:02pm||90s, 80s and 70s.||
90s, 80s and 70s.
|03/11/2018 - 12:08am||Oops. Looks like Lo Charles||
Oops. Looks like Lo Charles is there. But I still don't like it. Where's Bobby Knight and Isiah or Kent Benson or Quinn Buckner?
|03/11/2018 - 12:03am||I'm going to give them credit||
I'm going to give them credit for including Elvin Hayes, but where are all the other notables that didn't play for Duke or North Carolina? Where's Danny Manning, Oscar Robertson and Glen Rice? The background images of the cover is national and it is terrible. If you're going to show Bryce Drew, Jimmer and Farokhmanesh, then you should also show U.S. Reed, Whittenburg/Lo Charles, and Tyus Edney.
|03/08/2018 - 2:47am||That loss to the Cornbread||
That loss to the Cornbread Maxwell is still painful.
|03/08/2018 - 2:38am||"This should be all the||
"This should be all the explanation you need for streaming WACball when your family is begging you to come to dinner." Classic.
|03/07/2018 - 1:06am||Thanks indeed to an amazing||
Thanks indeed to an amazing young man.
|03/05/2018 - 9:52am||It's fun to be on the other||
It's fun to be on the other side of the bubble chatter, having teams like UCLA and Texas root for us so that we can drag them into the tournament with us.
|03/03/2018 - 5:26pm||I stand corrected. The||
I stand corrected. The Spartans punched North Carolina in the mouth in that game, and Bridges was still recovering from the ankle injury. That was a nice win in Portland. I hope you have the same great success against any ACC team you face in the tournament.
|03/03/2018 - 5:13pm||Detroit||
It will be interesting to see who the committee puts in Detroit.
|03/03/2018 - 5:07pm||I appreciate your respect for||
I appreciate your respect for the rivalry, but I think the only thing in Michigan State's head is its inability to beat a good team away from East Lansing this year.
|03/03/2018 - 4:44pm||The better team won. Twice.||
The better team won. Twice.
|02/28/2018 - 1:19am||Yes. I think any coach would||
Yes. I think any coach would survive 21 years with Bo’s record “in the age of Twitter.”
Based on end of regular season AP Poll rankings — and I understand this is not how teams are selected today — Bo’s teams would have played in six playoffs and would have been the next team out of five others.
1969 - 7
1970 - 7
1971 - 4
1972 - 8
1973 - 5
1974 - 4
1975 - 5
1976 - 2
1977 - 4
1978 - 5
1979 - 14
1980 - 5
1981 - 16
1982 - 19
1983 - 8
1984 - NR
1985 - 5
1986 - 4
1987 - NR
1988 - 11
1989 - 3
|02/20/2018 - 11:08pm||They've got to beat Syracuse||
They've got to beat Syracuse first.
|01/28/2018 - 9:47pm||Interesting question. If||
Interesting question. If asked to singe out one season, it would be 1984 Tigers from 35-5 to the title. If asked to single out one moment, it would be 1997 Red Wings hoisting the cup. For era I have to go with the late 80s Pistons, starting with the gradual climb over the Celtics and then the Lakers and all the drama along the way. That Piston's era featured great players with fascinating personalities and a tremendous head coach.
|01/28/2018 - 9:17pm||And Michigan shut out||
And Michigan shut out Northwestern that day at Michigan Stadium.
|01/27/2018 - 9:42am||I agree with this post. Let’s||
I agree with this post. Let’s here about systemic cover ups by coaches and admins. It’s senseless to bring up an incident from 1982 and invokie the name of a former South Quad RA.
|01/17/2018 - 3:43pm||Do you know of a place nearby||
Do you know of a place nearby that has really good Sprites?
|01/16/2018 - 1:39am||Forgive?||
I don't forgive you and others who doubted Beilein or wanted him gone. Beilein has been a fabulous coach at Michigan from the beginning. You and most of the others are great Michigan supporters, but you've been wrong about our coach, and your half-assed retractions and underhanded compliments do not wipe any of that away as far as I'm concerned.
|12/22/2017 - 10:14am||Legendary broadcaster||
RIP Mr. Enberg. No doubt one of the best ever and certainly my favorite.
|11/30/2017 - 11:04pm||Columbus is bigger, but...||
Population within a 100-mile radius of Columbus, Ohio = 6.72 million
Population within a 100-mile radius of Ann Arbor, Michigan = 8.47 million
Population within a 75-mile radius of Columbus, Ohio = 4.02 million
Population within a 75-mile radius of Ann Arbor, Michigan = 7.01 million
Population within a 50-mile radius of Columbus, Ohio = 2.40 million
Population within a 50-mile radius of Ann Arbor, Michigan = 5.54 million
This does not include Ontario.
|11/18/2017 - 5:41pm||Cooper's first three seasons||
Cooper's first three seasons at Ohio State -- 4-6-1, 8-4, 7-4-1. He didn't win more eight games until his sixth season.
|11/18/2017 - 5:06pm||Your first sentence negated||
Your first sentence negated everything else you said.
|11/11/2017 - 7:19pm||Not every game goes according||
Not every game goes according to the Vegas point spreads. Blowouts have always been a rule and not an exception. I'm not sure that all of the teams mentioned are top teams.
|11/08/2017 - 7:57pm||Bilas is already projecting||
Bilas is already projecting those pesky Rams to face his Blue Devils.
|11/07/2017 - 1:14am||Good call on A&M. The 1985||
Good call on A&M. The 1985 game at South Carolina also comes to mind.
|11/04/2017 - 11:29am||Respect||
Most fans of Oklahoma, Washington, Iowa and Oregon respect their in-state rival. Michigan fans should do the same instead of perpetuating one of the stupidest things ever said by a Michigan football player after a game.
|11/01/2017 - 1:03am||I care if Michigan is unranked||
But your point is well-taken. I didn't remember who was ranked #19 last year. I had to look it up to learn that it was Virginia Tech. I also didn't remember who was ranked #4 last year.
|11/01/2017 - 12:08am||Here are some other items of||
Here are some other items of note.
Florida State and Utah are absent from the CFP poll for the first time. Only three teams have been ranked in every CFP poll -- Alabama, Clemson and Ohio State.
Miami (YTM), Iowa State, Central Florida, NC State and Arizona are in the CFP Poll for the first time.
|10/26/2017 - 10:07pm||It was without fathom.||
It was without fathom.
|09/21/2017 - 10:01pm||JG||
Did Joey Galloway do this analysis?
|08/29/2017 - 12:40am||Jud Heathcote was an absolute||
Jud Heathcote was an absolute class act and a tremendous coach. He was a great man who deserved all of the praise heaped upon him by Tom Izzo in that linked article. It's sad to see him go. May God rest his soul.
|05/05/2017 - 12:05am||That was a great game, but it||
That was a great game, but it was the 1980 Astros-Phillies NLCS that stands as one of the greatest playoff series of all time.
|04/04/2017 - 1:14pm||Duke team led by Johnny||
Duke team led by Johnny Dawkins started it. Tommy Amaker was on that team.
|03/27/2017 - 1:56pm||KU||
Yeah but if it comes down to Michigan and Kansas, I’m sure Beilein can tell Mohamed Bamba about that time in January 1985 when Kansas visited Michigan and got blown away 96-77. In fact, he can tell him that Kansas has never beat Michigan in basketball.
|02/16/2017 - 10:24pm||I'd like to see Stafford in||
I'd like to see Stafford in that uniform.
|01/18/2017 - 11:19pm||I stopped reading at||
I stopped reading at "Akron-level performances."
|12/20/2016 - 12:57am||It is unfortunate that you||
It is unfortunate that you and others feel that way.
In my opinion a small NCAA Tournament -- let's say 16 teams (of 351), which is closer but not quite the equivalient of a 4-team (of 128) CFP -- would also take the suspense of the college basketball season away for a lot more fans earlier in the season.
Again, that's just how I feel. I'd like to hear how it would make things better and fill those seats for the early games against the likes of Kennesaw State.
|12/20/2016 - 12:42am||College football is the sport||
College football is the sport that...
Rewards a team that schedules Rutgers, Idaho and Portland State.
Features unbalanced schedules that leads to conference championships which often fail to include championship caliber teams.
Is more concerned about conference championsip and bowl game sponsorships than creating a true championshp system where participants are determined on the field.
Relies on a committee influenced by polls and pundits to select its four playoff teams.
Makes sense to me.
|12/12/2016 - 10:20pm||Is this topic sponsored by||
Is this topic sponsored by Capital Mortgage Funding?
|12/07/2016 - 11:32am||This is a good assessment. I||
This is a good assessment. I also thought the team was tentative against Texas, throwing passes away and settling for jump shots when it should take the ball to the hoop. I saw a team that is either not very good or simply not gelling together yet. The recipe for beating that Texas team is to take it to the basket and draw fouls with the occasional kick to the outside for a jumper. Indeed, some future NBA talent would help.
|12/06/2016 - 1:50am||Here's a fact||
The Stanford team from 2014 was worse. That team still made a bowl game — the memorable Foster Farms bowl in nearby Santa Clara, where it beat Maryland 45-21. If that didn’t already ruin CFB for you, nothing will.
|12/03/2016 - 8:43am||I hope your clairvoyance is||
I hope your clairvoyance is legit. If you combine a second year of Speight (plus better backups) with everything you just stated, Michigan should be CFP bound next year.