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09/22/2018 - 6:24pm That's because we had the…

That's because we had the dregs of Big Ten crews officiating the game (which admittedly is not saying much)  But Beating a program like Nebraska that has been so good over the years by that margin is amazing.

09/22/2018 - 4:39pm Absolutely.  I cringe…

Absolutely.  I cringe whenever I see that a-hole doing a Michigan game.  Why the Big Ten continues to employ him completely baffles me.

09/21/2018 - 7:59am They certainly were not a…

They certainly were not a myth in the past when our coaching situation here was much more stable.  Lately though, with all the staff turnover, pipelines are not "a thing" much these days.  Look at the New Jersey pipeline - where is it now?  Still, this H.S. in OK sounds like a good place to set up shop for at least the next few years. 

09/21/2018 - 7:29am I just went to Meijer's

Saw…

I just went to Meijer's

Saw some Husker fans there

It's only Thursday- WTH?

09/19/2018 - 2:14pm I could only watch 2 minutes…

I could only watch 2 minutes of the video, then I got too excited and I had to stop.  Hill's speed is on another level compared with everyone else on the field.  He even outran the camera coverage on one play.  He could be a weapon on special teams or even offense in certain situations a la Charles Woodson.  

09/19/2018 - 2:06pm This.  I wish Michigan could…

This.  I wish Michigan could regularly come out smoking instead of looking flat.  In this game, I think a fast start will make a big difference.  If we let them hang around with Martinez playing well, watch out.  

09/18/2018 - 6:19pm You nailed it Clown Boy.  We…

You nailed it Clown Boy.  We haven't even started the Big Ten season and some people are already looking toward next year.  Good Lord, life is too short to think like that.  Enjoy the current season and let's see what happens.  

09/17/2018 - 6:48pm I've despised the greedy and…

I've despised the greedy and unnecessary water bottle policy at Michigan Stadium since the pariah David Brandon implemented it in his reign of terror.  Not only did Michigan jack up the price of a bottle of water to an unconscionable $4.50/$5.00, but they also created a monopoly by eliminating the ability of anyone to bring in an unopened bottle of water under the guise of "security".  And no, simply by putting free "hydration stations" outside the stadium or offering free water at the concourses (which they don't publicize at all) is not enough.  The right solution is to allow 1.  unopened bottles of water to be passed thru security and 2. Drop the price down to $3 for a bottle of water at the concessions.  

09/17/2018 - 2:50pm Sitting in that stadium on…

Sitting in that stadium on Saturday got me to questioning my sanity at one point, after enduring TO after TO in that dreadful heat and humidity, and after paying all the money to do so.  People today are just looking for reasons not to go to games.  In our section we had more room than any game in recent memory.  The family with 4 seats in front of us who normally come weren't there and neither were the two next to us who normally at least sell their seats.  Several people in back of us also were not there.  You get the idea.  Look at NFL games too.  You see big numbers of empty seats.  The price and hassle of attending games has already gotten too high and its turning people off.  The NCAA and NFL have started down the wrong path and seem to not get it.  

09/17/2018 - 10:49am Please, no complaints about…

Please, no complaints about the QB position right now - especially after the shit show we had to endure last season.  

09/16/2018 - 3:02pm The late hit out of bounds…

The late hit out of bounds personal fouls MUST stop.  Those are completely avoidable and the coaches should be pounding that into the players all the time until they stop getting them.  

09/16/2018 - 2:57pm Evans is an excellent player…

Evans is an excellent player when you get him the ball out in space.  As a runner between the tackles, Higdon is better, and Wilson might possibly be too.  Evans should play - BUT he does need to pass block better.  

09/16/2018 - 2:55pm Not sure if you're kidding. …

Not sure if you're kidding.  But, I don't think any amount of money income will result in a decision maker making the right decision every time.  Making wrong decisions on occasion is part of being a leader.  The key thing is try to fix them and not do the same thing again.  

09/15/2018 - 7:12am Thanks for the info, as…

Thanks for the info, as always.  Only a 19% CB for D. Hill to Michigan seems a bit surprising given recent vibes.  But I guess we should take it for what its worth.  

09/14/2018 - 2:54pm I'm sure if they don't have…

I'm sure if they don't have one, Alabama will come up with an ersatz degree program just for Hill at the last minute.  Hopefully, he'll see through it if they do.  

09/14/2018 - 12:58pm Many thanks for the forecast…

Many thanks for the forecast!  Quite a change from last Saturday.  This a.m. in Ann Arbor there was quite a bit of fog that took a while to burn off.  But, it should be a glorious football Saturday in Ann Arbor tomorrow!  

09/13/2018 - 10:59am We were there 5 or 6  years…

We were there 5 or 6  years ago for the first time.  Compared to Ann Arbor, we found tailgating locations to be much more limited.  There are a couple university owned parking lots, but they fill up fast so you need to get there early.  You can look them up on the NU website.  In the neighborhoods close to the stadium, not that many people park cars in their yards.  And you can't park in the streets as I remember.  We eventually found one of those yards and paid $40 I think.  There was a park across Central St. where  you could park, but they didn't allow tailgating.  Next time we go, we'll do some more research.  

09/12/2018 - 8:13am He quit because he was…

He quit because he was forced to do so after being crucified by the media, and the weak U-M administration not willing to ride it out.  Plus Bo was on vacation at the time and would have stepped in to prevent Mo from resigning had he been back in Michigan.  Yes, it was an ugly incident.  But IMO, it didn't justify him losing his job over it especially considering all the things we've seen other coaches get away with that were much worse.  

09/10/2018 - 3:13pm This is true.  The coastal…

This is true.  The coastal cities on the Lakes never flood.  The only issue in recent years has been falling lake levels.  Earthquakes, when we have gotten them have been more like tremors and nothing that does damage.  Most tornadoes in recent years haven't resulted in loss of life.  

09/10/2018 - 3:06pm Hot damn!  Welcome to…

Hot damn!  Welcome to Michigan, Giles!

09/10/2018 - 2:19pm This is definitely overly…

This is definitely overly optimistic.  I will remain skeptical until I see us beat a legit, quality team and not a MAC team with a horrible defense at home.  

09/10/2018 - 12:44pm And there are likely some…

And there are likely some transfers due to playing time issues, being passed on the depth chart, other problems, etc.  I think we can all think of a few possible names.

09/09/2018 - 1:47pm What's also impressive is…

What's also impressive is his physical size.  Looks like a beast, unlike any we've seen wearing the winged helmet for awhile.  

09/08/2018 - 4:40pm Agree on Evans.  Not to…

Agree on Evans.  Not to sound like a broken record, but Michigan really needs to get him the ball in space a lot more.  He's a great open field runner, that's obvious.

09/08/2018 - 4:39pm Yes, the passing numbers…

Yes, the passing numbers weren't awe-inspiring at all.  I don't think Perry caught anything.  And neither did Gentry or Eubanks.  I don't remember either Higdon or Evans catching one out of the backfield either.  

09/07/2018 - 4:17pm It's unlikely in today's…

It's unlikely in today's football environment with more emphasis on the passing game.  Even if one of our running backs had a huge game against a lousy opponent, the likelihood is he'd be pulled from the game way before he breaks the record in order to give other guys a chance to play.  

09/07/2018 - 4:14pm Yes, somebody on the board…

Yes, somebody on the board older than I am!  The earliest I can remember watching any Michigan game was the 1970 Rose Bowl on TV when I was 10.  What's even more amazing about Johnson's performance was he did it in those awful conditions.  

09/06/2018 - 2:50pm I can still here Kell…

I can still here Kell yelling out "baaaaase hit!" back in the day.  He and Osterman did a great job and were very professional.  However, it's pretty awful for two announcers to get into a fight, even if it's off camera.  Geez, act like adults and work things out. 

09/05/2018 - 11:50am I wonder how Drevno was…

I wonder how Drevno was presumably able to scare off so many good recruits.  With all the other great selling points of coming to Michigan (academics, top flight facilities, academic support, Harbaugh, etc.) why did all of them still choose other schools?  Maybe he had really bad breath.  

09/05/2018 - 11:19am I'd like to go back to 1997…

I'd like to go back to 1997 and load up on all kinds of tech stocks and then sell them right before the crash.  

09/04/2018 - 12:45pm Agree.  This is now his 4th…

Agree.  This is now his 4th year here and there is no excuse for this amount of bad blocking across the position groups.  Either Harbaugh is letting his standards slip or he's delegating all of the blocking to assistants and not demanding accountability.  

09/04/2018 - 8:21am I'm pretty much done giving…

I'm pretty much done giving the coaches a benefit of a doubt anymore.  It's time to start winning and playing like Michigan used to.  You can't beat a good team on the road unless you're well-prepared.  And this team continues to look ill-prepared against good teams.  

09/04/2018 - 6:32am I think BE has now replaced…

I think BE has now replaced Chris Webber as #1 least liked former athlete here.  

09/03/2018 - 9:45am Yes, that was good.  But the…

Yes, that was good.  But the problem was spotting ND a 21-3 lead early in the game.  To me that was a big killer.  It forced Michigan to get away from their power running game too early, go to the air more, and allow ND to start amping up the pressure.  

09/02/2018 - 10:58am I would agree with those who…

I would agree with those who believe Harbaugh has definitely changed since the day he took the job.  In his first year, he was definitely a lot more energetic (almost hyper), animated on the sideline, outspoken, etc.  Since then, he's gotten a lot calmer and more subdued.  And coincidental or not, the results on the field have been getting worse. Whatever he was doing with Stanford and the 49'ers doesn't seem to be working now, and that's a little hard to understand.  The medication explanation is plausible.  Whatever it is, I hope Jim works through it and figures out how to get the mojo back.  

09/02/2018 - 8:53am Everything's fine.  We've…

Everything's fine.  We've been absolved of our mediocrity....

(For every reference to Amadeus, just insert Ohio State)

 

09/01/2018 - 9:31pm Defense badly needs to man…

Defense badly needs to man up in the 2nd half.  It seems like the offense didn't see the field in the 2nd qtr.  If the D shows up, we have a chance.

08/31/2018 - 8:39pm I refuse to listen to…

I refuse to listen to anything mush mouth Holtz has to say.  Go Blue!

08/31/2018 - 1:06pm The liar's paradox:  I am a…

The liar's paradox:  I am a liar and everything I say is a lie.  Now, "I did not lie.....I merely mismanaged ZS"

08/31/2018 - 11:48am I'm gonna go with VanSumeren…

I'm gonna go with VanSumeren - probably on special teams

08/30/2018 - 1:57pm I'm glad to see TOSU had(s)…

I'm glad to see TOSU had(s) at least one person of integrity and high standards.  Unfortunately, I imagine, he was a lone voice in the wilderness of shamelessness.  

08/30/2018 - 8:29am That's WAY overdoing it, DJ…

That's WAY overdoing it, DJ.  Beat ND.

08/30/2018 - 8:26am I think you're off center. …

I think you're off center.  Beat ND!

08/29/2018 - 3:20pm You sound a lot like an OSU…

You sound a lot like an OSU fan.  No one else would make such an illogical defense of that POS.  

08/27/2018 - 7:02pm I guess the Sept. 22nd game…

I guess the Sept. 22nd game here is in the bag now.  Don Brown and Co. will make mincemeat out of a frosh QB I'd guess.  

08/27/2018 - 1:52pm I agree about the Iowa…

I agree about the Iowa experience.  We went to that game too and had a great experience - EXCEPT for the game itself, of course.  We didn't run into any rude people.  A really nice lady- student offered directions to us, even though we hadn't asked her.  The city and campus seemed very Ann Arbor-like, other than the constant background smell of manure which seemed to pervade every cubic inch of air.  We were able to tailgate on the golf course among mostly Michigan fans and had a great time.   It's a long trip and not nearly as much fun on the way back if you lose.  But I'd recommend it to anyone for the experience.   

08/27/2018 - 1:08pm Black:  Well, it's not good,…

Black:  Well, it's not good, but if he could be ready to go fully by the OSU game and beyond, that would still be a big boost to the team.  

08/26/2018 - 3:47pm Dammit.  We can never get…

Dammit.  We can never get through a fall practice without some significant injury.  I think this is one we can overcome assuming the hype about Nico and Oliver Martin is legit.  (Plus all our other weapons who can catch the ball).  But the WR depth is definitely looking thin.  Michigan will need Schoenle and or Bell to step up.  

08/24/2018 - 3:00pm Yeah, yeah, yeah.  What…

Yeah, yeah, yeah.  What would you expect from an organization that's right at the epicenter of the movement in the U.S. of big money sports without integrity.  Right along side the NCAA and NFL.  

08/24/2018 - 12:03pm You can't tell what to…

You can't tell what to believe about Courtney because there was so much BS spewed out by the OSU haters, it kind of fogs a lot of the actual story (which was they wanted to have happen).  I think the abuse story is highly credible given the whole  group of Shelly Meyer emails/texts.  And who knows, Courtney's mother may likely be part of "the cult" and was trying to protect the status quo.