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09/10/2012 - 10:17am hate to be "that other guy"...

but he used "dominate" twice, once correctly, once incorrectly.

09/09/2012 - 10:53pm Steve Kampfer should get a

Steve Kampfer should get a shout out too. 

09/09/2012 - 7:03pm Jackson, MI. Tony Dungy and

Jackson, MI. Tony Dungy and Antonio (sigh) Bass

05/22/2012 - 2:24pm The Donnie Darko Bunny really

The Donnie Darko Bunny really would be the perfect mascot for Michigan Football. 

12/25/2011 - 10:29am Randy Edsall has lost 20

Randy Edsall has lost 20 players?! I'd be curious to see what their "Decimated Defense/Offense" breakdown looks like, that's bananas.

12/24/2011 - 10:19pm The Third Floor... where

The Third Floor... where legends are born.

12/23/2011 - 10:47am Can't you just let a brah

Can't you just let a brah enjoy his ponies? Haters gonna hate.

12/08/2011 - 8:22pm Gerald Ford did many

Gerald Ford did many unforgivable things.

11/30/2011 - 12:36pm I think that Hoke has done a

I think that Hoke has done a good enough job that it's forced me to re-evaluate what makes a head coach "good." During the search, I was hoping we'd land another Rich Rodriguez/Urban Meyes "genius" coach who creatively innovates and has the potential to bring teams to the top. Hoke, by his own admission is not that coach, but he hired two coordinators whohave unleashed some truly creative playcalls and assembled a staff that by all appearances has really great cohesion. He himself makes intelligent decisions in-game and seems to manage his coordinators successfully without micromanaging them. 

As cheesy as it sounds, Hoke's very love for Michigan seems to be the single greatest asset, as I think that more than anything is creating a lot of positive energy around the program that excites the current players, future recruits, and all of the fans. It will take three or four years to see what Hoke's true legacy as a Michigan coach will be, but at this point I'm really hoping he is able to fill the icon void left by Bo, and don't see any reason why that's not possible if things keep going on the upward trajectory they appear to be. 

11/24/2011 - 8:55pm They just lived through Luke

They just lived through Luke Fickell being head coach.

11/20/2011 - 9:13pm *Facepalm*. Then join it. 

*Facepalm*. Then join it. 

11/20/2011 - 2:18pm “That’s what he calls them,

“That’s what he calls them, so that’s what we call them.”

Epic Hoke Love.

11/16/2011 - 8:49pm You sir, have hit gold. Cue

You sir, have hit gold. Cue the "Oh How I Ate, Ohio State" chariots.

11/16/2011 - 9:24am I remember thinking this very

I remember thinking this very thing while watching the game. His defense seemed really well-coached and played impressively for much of the game, and he generally seems to have his act together in a way that's miles above the Zooker. I bet he'd be a really good candidate.

11/05/2011 - 5:55pm What you're feeling is

What you're feeling is premature enlightenment. 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg3m8wRVXWg

10/31/2011 - 3:25pm Is there a reason Heiko

Is there a reason Heiko doesn't do these? 

10/30/2011 - 11:44am Changing the tide in the

Changing the tide in the rivalry.

10/24/2011 - 8:37pm Seems a bit harsh, my

Seems a bit harsh, my friend. 

10/18/2011 - 12:31pm I disagree. I think much of

I disagree. I think much of the media, notably Adam Ritternberg with ESPN, is as vastly disenchanted with Dantonio-discipline as we are.

10/15/2011 - 4:41pm Like the commentators said,

Like the commentators said, that play left receivers wide open in the endzone. If the offensive line had picked up the blitz, that was a touchdown and Borges is a hero. Hindsight is always 20/20.

10/15/2011 - 3:45pm There were a lot of issues

There were a lot of issues with dropped balls early, but the biggest issue there was the proverbial battle in the trenches. I thought Denard did pretty well considering the pass protection issues. The really puzzling thing was how poor our defensive line played.

I think we were all expecting a few losses at some point, so I am not super surprised by this. After any loss, it is easy to look at negatives and mistakes, but I still think this is a 9 win team, based on overall season performance to date. Morbid though it may seem, I am sort of excited to see how Hoke and company bounce back after a defeat.

 

10/14/2011 - 12:45pm Am I crazy or is the DSR for

Am I crazy or is the DSR for this game incorrect? As I understand it, the formula  is DO + CA/All throws except PR and SCR. That would give a ratio of 16/26, or 61%, not 59%. What am I missing here?

10/10/2011 - 10:01pm Whoa. WatersDemos is an MSU

Whoa. WatersDemos is an MSU fan? Did not know that somehow. He is one of my favorite posters. Good man.

10/09/2011 - 7:31pm That is fair, it should be a

That is fair, it should be a close game, and with the home field advantage MSU should be a slight edge. 

10/09/2011 - 5:34pm This thread becomes more

This thread becomes more entertaining when I imagine that you, 03 Blue 07, and MGoShirtless are all the same person, kind of like the three-headed knight creature from Monty Python.

10/09/2011 - 10:16am Last one is a common

Last one is a common photoshop meme. The kid is actually watching an EPL game, and has since been photoshopped into just about every jersey you could think of.

10/06/2011 - 4:39pm I have wondered a similar

I have wondered a similar thing myself. I'm inclined to instinctively say no, but it'll be interesting to see what the offense looks like in 5 or so years when Morris is at the helm. 

10/04/2011 - 3:07pm NO. No no no no no. No. No.

NO. No no no no no. No. No. Worst idea ever.

10/02/2011 - 2:22pm Agreed. My younger brother

Agreed. My younger brother attends there, and I have kept track of them more than I usually would. They were competitive against Illinois, and to a lesser extent against us as well. The insane reporter from Kalamazoo who said Alex Carder was the best quarterback in the state is still insane, but man, not by much. They should roll through most of the MAC schedule at the rate they are going.

10/01/2011 - 4:00pm Man, that one hurts.

Man, that one hurts.

09/26/2011 - 1:37am For that matter, it's

For that matter, it's interesting to go back to the old blogspot site too and read the earlier version of mgoblog writings. It's crazy how quickly that has changed too.

09/26/2011 - 1:33am I agree. It's weird how

I agree. It's weird how people just sort of vanish from you radar, but MGoShoe and the others you mentioned provided great commentary. It is interesting to think about how much the message board has evolved over the years. I myself have been reading since late 2007 (though only a sporadic contributor), and as things have expanded and changed in both the site and the program, the dynamics have shifted drastically over the years. I don't think it has necessarily gotten any worse, but there is a bit of nostalgia in me for some of the nuttier, King of Belch type of creatures that used to lurk around.

Best of luck guys.

09/25/2011 - 9:04pm Truth be told, I think WMU is

Truth be told, I think WMU is one of the top tier MAC teams this year. They had a pretty good outing against us, and if they hadn't been plagued with turnovers could have made it downright uncomfortable. They demolished CMU (which admittedly just lost by a similar score to MSU) and at this point I'm inclined to think that keeping it close with Illinois is more to their credit than the Illini's discredit. They should run wild over much of the MAC this year.

09/25/2011 - 11:16am That was an upsetting play. I

That was an upsetting play. I remember the TV announcers berating him for losing contain on that play and then the replay showing obvious holding.

09/21/2011 - 5:32pm It explains his offensive

It explains his offensive playcalling now... he is just trying to exhaust all possible combinations of plays and players thereby rendering the need to play the game at all completely redundant. While we sit in despair as the offseason becomes eternal, the only threads on the board will be heated philosophical arguments as to whether we have infinite wins or infinite losses.

09/20/2011 - 9:26pm I can only hope he stays

I can only hope he stays there. This week has me terrified between being in the top 25 and having Denard in the Heisman hunt. I can't bear another letdown.

09/20/2011 - 12:49pm I think our destiny is clear.

I think our destiny is clear. We need to follow in the footsteps of the old WCHA hegemony and catalyze a geographically impossible superconference composed only of Michigan, Ohio State, and the Preseason Top 10 every year.

09/20/2011 - 12:24pm I once had a chance to see

I once had a chance to see Bacon speak at a small event, and he discussed the time he spent with Bo when working on that book. Interestingly enough, he had no definitive subject or even a contract for the book, he just put the time in because he thought it would be worthwhile and eventually it was.

I would imagine he had the same attitude this time around.

09/18/2011 - 11:37am I have noticed the same

I have noticed the same thing. I think the Big Ten is going to be a wild run this year. Wisconsisn appears dominant, and everyone else seems to have a lot of questions to answer.

09/18/2011 - 11:33am The ND meltdown of aught was

The ND meltdown of aught was far more glorious in that everyone on the board merged into a single hive-mind of pain and self-loathing. I could see a few more losses getting them to that point.

09/18/2011 - 11:31am To be fair, a majority of the

To be fair, a majority of the posters on that thread are just as disturbed by it.

09/17/2011 - 9:15pm I love the question to Hoke:

I love the question to Hoke: "This is the third game you've started, uh, kind of slow on defense, is there way to combat that?" 

Hoke: if there was, we would have done it.

09/17/2011 - 8:47pm I appreciate your

I appreciate your reliability, Section 1. Your hatred of Rosenberg and the Free Press is the great gravitational constant of this blog.

09/12/2011 - 10:50am In the small stadium

In the small stadium rennovation a few years prior to the big one, they built in that section for the band in the corner. The thinking, as I understand it, was wanting to keep the band as part of the student section. Obviously this is flawed and for sound quality the logical place is definitely the endzone, but moving them at this point would require another mini-rennovation and displacing the people that currently sit there. If it ever happens it won't be for a number of years.

09/09/2011 - 12:49pm Good luck!

Good luck!

09/03/2011 - 9:26am I like turtles?

I like turtles?

09/01/2011 - 11:31pm You inverted your syllable

You inverted your syllable counts buddy. A haiku is 5-7-5.

English nerd'd.

08/29/2011 - 11:02am Generally speaking, "The

Generally speaking, "The Story" is my favorite annual tradition of the blog. It has a very unselfish way of putting everything in perspective. 

08/25/2011 - 11:38pm Very similar to my picks. I

Very similar to my picks. I think BYU has a lot going for them this year, and could easily be the be one of the strongest unranked teams. Pre-Snap Read did a great write up on them here: http://www.presnapread.com/no-12-b-y-u/

07/28/2011 - 6:22pm As the rare architecture

As the rare architecture student on the board, I really enjoyed Keith Mitnick's "Outlooks" course, a small seminar that looked at contemporary trends in art and literature and projected the effects of them on the future of architectural design. In essence, it was basically a weekly three hour night discussion about what creative people are doing with themselves these days. Very interesting info.

Shaun Jackson's "The Architecture of Objects" was also really useful. In essence we spent the semester designing and building different furniture projects, and getting tutorials on working with metal, wood, and plastics.