|11/13/2018 - 6:33am||If you didn’t click the …||
If you didn’t click the “another miracle” link, stop reading the comments now and go do that. You will thank me.
I had not started reading the blog yet 10 years ago. There is a lot of good stuff I missed. Reading through the blog history 1 month at a time, it’s easy to understand how Brian built up his following.
|11/12/2018 - 4:54am||Zach Smith says hello.
Zach Smith says hello.
|11/11/2018 - 11:52pm||I like how Rutgers played…||
I like how Rutgers played the intimidating music on third downs. Several times I remember thinking, you guys do realize it’s 3rd and 1, right? That’s not really a tough ask of our offense. I guess they so rarely force teams to face a third down, they have to play it whenever they do.
|11/11/2018 - 8:59pm||Where’s the buckeye slappy…||
Where’s the buckeye slappy who commented about Grant Perry’s “felony” yesterday? The view from my high horse is that Urban and all he enables is a cesspool. Cheers!
|11/11/2018 - 11:31am||Your “what about-ism” says…||
Your “what about-ism” says more about you than it does us. We deal with our problems. You cover them up.
|11/10/2018 - 1:38pm||All Lewerke drives: 0 points…||
All Lewerke drives: 0 points
1 Lombardi drive: 3 points
Dantonio’s loyalty to Lewerke is going to cost him this game
|11/10/2018 - 1:34pm||4 time-outs in a row. What…||
4 time-outs in a row. What an awesome game.
The quad-icing attempt fails.
|11/10/2018 - 1:33pm||Urban icing the QB sneak…||
Urban icing the QB sneak. Interesting strategy.
|11/10/2018 - 1:14pm||Lewerke is broken. Bring in…||
Lewerke is broken. Bring in Muhammad Belicheck, please.
|11/10/2018 - 1:11pm||OSU00MSU continues on with…||
OSU00MSU continues on with another missed FG.
Doesn't have the same ring as M00N, but it’ll do.
|11/10/2018 - 1:09pm||The one time Haskins has a…||
The one time Haskins has a good run it gets negated by penalty. Ha ha. Learn your lesson Haskins, never run the ball, OK?
|11/10/2018 - 1:04pm||I hope Winovich is watching…||
I hope Winovich is watching Willekes destroy OSU’s line
|11/10/2018 - 11:34am||Just root for OSU to lose…||
Just root for OSU to lose like I hope you do every week
|11/10/2018 - 11:29am||~30% does not equal “no…||
~30% does not equal “no chance”
|11/10/2018 - 5:28am||Is HIPOO what you get from…||
Is HIPOO what you get from eating edible marijuana?
|11/09/2018 - 7:57am||I’m here for the... Postbang…||
I’m here for the... Postbang?!!
(but I prefer Kellogg’s cereals)
|11/08/2018 - 4:23pm||On the year, the offense has…||
On the year, the offense has run 606 plays (67 per game) to the opponents 522 (58 per game.) That's not as large as I expected, but still significant. What motivated me to check that is all the talk from last year about Onwenu's conditioning and his ability to stay on the field. With the defense getting so many three and outs, his conditioning has been more of a factor this year. I don't recall seeing him dragging or laboring once this year. For a guy that weighs more than the max the scale can register, that's impressive.
|11/08/2018 - 1:31pm||I want OSU’s defense to get…||
I want OSU’s defense to get absolutely lit up by Muhammad Belicheck. I want spartan fans lamenting Mark Shammalammadingdontonio’s decision to start Lewillerkes* against us.
*Lewillerkes is my name for the one good Sparty hybrid player consisting of Lewerke and Willekes.
|11/08/2018 - 1:20pm||I’ve heard marijuana is now…||
I’ve heard marijuana is now legal in Michigan
|11/08/2018 - 11:17am||I used to live near there…||
I used to live near there. It’s very sad. Thoughts and prayers (and maybe someday we take action to prevent these atrocities.)
|11/08/2018 - 10:26am||This year marks the 25-year…||
This year marks the 25-year anniversary of the time I spent Thanksgiving at The Old Buffet. I was desperately trying to get an experiment done because I had to travel that Saturday for a conference where I was presenting a paper. Results weren’t good Wednesday night so I called home and said I would have to skip Turkey dinner.
2 of the foreign grad students also had nowhere to go, so around 5pm we headed to the Buffet. Well, obviously, by that time they were all out of turkey. I think I ended up having some soup and spicy chicken.
I ended up getting my results around 5am Saturday morning and then packed and headed to the airport for an 8am flight.
|11/07/2018 - 10:25pm||After head-to-head, another…||
After head-to-head, another tie-breaker is common opponents. We beat Northwestern by 3, ND beat them by 10. ND had some close early season games, but they have been beating teams by 20+ points lately. I would put them ahead of us today. If we win in the Shoe and win the Big10 championship, that might be enough to move us ahead of ND even considering the first two items I mentioned.
|11/07/2018 - 2:56pm||Gotta love the “points are…||
Gotta love the “points are back on for 15 minutes” posbang
|11/07/2018 - 2:21pm||If your opinion is that the…||
If your opinion is that the BoT shouldn’t hold the AD accountable, then sure.
|11/07/2018 - 10:58am||As someone who has lived in…||
As someone who has lived in a recreational pot state for a few years, but works for an employer that prohibits usage, this is one giant MEH.
(But I am looking forward to retirement...)
|11/07/2018 - 10:51am||Defensively, Teske reminds…||
Defensively, Teske reminds me of a poor man's Shawn Bradley. Offensively, he may already have surpassed Bradley.
Figuring out whom to give the ball to in late game, close, situations is going to be the key to exceeding expectations for this team. MAAR and Duncan are gone. Poole is one likely option as a person you wouldn't mind having at the FT line. Who is option 1B? Brooks has a nice touch, but he was only 8-13 at the line last year, so the jury is still out. Iggy was 5-7 at the line last night, that's great for this team.
|11/06/2018 - 9:28pm||Can someone explain the…||
Can someone explain the timing of this? It seems like he could have stayed an extra month and possibly been part of a Big 10 championship team. I understand it sucks not playing, but still, that seems like something I would want to experience.
|11/06/2018 - 10:17am||That reminds me of the time…||
That reminds me of the time Spinal Tap released a CD in an extra long-box format so there would be more recyclable material. Those guys were true stewards of the environment.
|11/05/2018 - 8:31pm||That photo reminds me of Ed…||
That photo reminds me of Ed Debevic’s restaurant in Chicago. Is anyone else hungry all of a sudden?
|11/05/2018 - 2:44pm||Bravo||
|11/05/2018 - 12:44pm||My brother shared a similar…||
My brother shared a similar story with me. He told Chris welcome back to Ann Arbor, it’s been too long. He and Webber hugged. I would share the photos but I don’t know how.
|11/05/2018 - 10:53am||Yes.||
|11/04/2018 - 8:13pm||After ND, Harbaugh’s record…||
After ND, Harbaugh’s record at UofM was 28-12 for a winning percentage of 0.700. He now sits at 36-12, or 0.750. That’s 1 win out of 20. It shouldn’t matter that much, but it clearly does. 0.750 is 9-3 on average, Lloyd Carr-esque. I can live with that, but 0.800 would be nice, too.
|11/04/2018 - 5:42pm||When Central Michigan…||
When Central Michigan inevitably buys out MSU due to the Nassar-related complete and total loss of brand equity, I imagine the resulting CMU Spartan football uniform will resemble the one shown above.
|11/04/2018 - 5:17pm||Since losing early in the…||
Since losing early in the year to Kansas by 41 and The Ohio State by 49, they have actually not been complete dreck lately. After a huge emotional revenge game against PSU, I can see us suffering a little bit from a hangover effect. Harbaugh doesn’t need to put any more on film for Urban. Michigan by 35 seems about right to me.
|11/04/2018 - 11:04am||After PSU lost to OSU in an…||
After PSU lost to OSU in an excruciating manner (again,) Franklin claimed they were a great team. He said they weren’t elite because elite teams win those games, but they were “great.” I’ve got news for James Franklin. Penn State is neither.
|11/03/2018 - 10:07pm||I respect the people who…||
I respect the people who make up the Church. The Institutional Church has lost all my respect. The Bishops who enabled the scandals should be defrocked and sent to jail.
|11/03/2018 - 8:41pm||Stanford plus a pissed off…||
Stanford plus a pissed off Don Brown (I know, other thread) is a dangerous combination.
|11/03/2018 - 8:17pm||Metellus got tossed for a…||
Metellus got tossed for a similar hit earlier this year (minus the launching.) We had another defender flagged because the QB’s “neck” extended down to the middle of his chest. Anyone saying that PSU hit didn’t deserve a flag can GTFO. The PSU defender launched at a defenseless receiver and led with his elbow to the receiver’s neck. If the rule doesn’t cover that specific combination of events it needs to be revised so that it does. The only reason they reversed the call is because the defender’s helmet didn’t have wings and 3 stripes.
|11/03/2018 - 3:06pm||I’ll stick with rooting for…||
I’ll stick with rooting for the meteor
|11/03/2018 - 2:49pm||Please don’t boo C-Webb. He…||Please don’t boo C-Webb. He just hugged it out with my brother. /bro’s cool story|
|11/03/2018 - 12:35pm||OSU is having a black-out in…||
OSU is having a black-out in honor of Urban’s memory.
|11/03/2018 - 8:44am||My roommate at UofM suffered…||
My roommate at UofM suffered an 85% tear in his ACL during an IM football game. He finished the game. His knee felt weird the next couple days so he went to health services and got the diagnosis. He has surgery and spent the rest of the school year rehabbing his knee.
|11/03/2018 - 8:34am||It’s 25+ years later. Move…||
It’s 25+ years later. Move on.
|11/03/2018 - 1:48am||And don’t boo C-Webb||
And don’t boo C-Webb
|11/03/2018 - 12:30am||I may be witnessing the…||
I may be witnessing the birth of a star tonight. High School sophomore Richard Kick recovered two fumbles, caught a touchdown pass, and returned an interception for another TD. If nothing else, he provides the answer to the question, “what’s worse than a dong punch?”
|11/02/2018 - 1:40pm||The reason is simple. People…||
The reason is simple. People are reading and absorbing the Don Brown press conference transcript. This isn’t Happy Jack City. Penn State is in for a world of hurt.
|11/02/2018 - 1:17pm||Sparty was the home team,…||
Sparty was the home team, had gone to PSU and come out with a win, and has a very good defense.
Purdue destroyed OSU, but one game does not a season make. Purdue was obviously due for an emotional letdown the week after the biggest upset in all those players’ lives. People who are able to look past the most recent results and see the big picture were only too happy to bet on Sparty.
|11/02/2018 - 1:08pm||On the one hand, we were…||
On the one hand, we were guilty of something so I feel like the banners should stay down (and I don’t believe in Final 4 banners anyway. Win the thing and then hang a banner.)
On the other hand, we are playing PSU this weekend and those pedophile-enabling sycophants restored 111 wins to JoePa’s record.
|11/02/2018 - 12:59pm||I didn’t mind airports until…||
I didn’t mind airports until they started making you take off your belt and shoes at security. Seriously, fuck airports, Al Qaeda, Isis/Isil, shoe bombers and underwear bombers. May they all exist for eternity in a virgin-free pit of flaming hell-fire.
When I think of the “good old days,” I think of Morley Safer and Andy Rooney on 60 Minutes, Johnny Carson, Howard Cosell, Walter Cronkite, and SI employing talented writers like Frank DeFord and Dr. Z. I associated him so closely with SI that I just assumed he was already dead along with the magazine.