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12/11/2018 - 7:27pm $20 says I’ll learn more in…

$20 says I’ll learn more in this thread then in the “what are you smoking/drinking” threads or a snowflake thread.

I’m sure the OP is capable of filtering which responses they want to consider as they determine their next course of action.

12/04/2018 - 7:23pm Selling jerseys is a start.

Selling jerseys is a start.

12/02/2018 - 12:54pm SBNation is reporting the…

SBNation is reporting the Sugar Bowl is Georgia and Texas.

12/02/2018 - 12:29pm Me too!  And give me…

Me too!  And give me Michigan vs. Notre Dame in the Grandaddy of them all!

12/02/2018 - 12:09pm Normally Michigan’s bowl is…

Normally Michigan’s bowl is leaked out and I can skip all this bullshit. 4 hours sucks!

12/02/2018 - 12:05pm Would laugh my ass off if…

Would laugh my ass off if Notre Dame is jumped twice and penalized for not playing a conference championship.

To Hell with Notre Dame!

12/02/2018 - 6:00am FiveThirtyEight predicts…

FiveThirtyEight predicts Oklahoma and Ohio State both jump Notre Dame and Georgia.

I’d love to see Notre Dame get punished like that for not playing in a conference  championship game.

12/01/2018 - 6:05pm Why does Michigan’s teams of…

Why do Michigan’s teams of the early 1900s always get ignored?

Announcer: Alabama is the first team to win every game by 20 points or more since 1888 when Yale did it.

Ummm, Michigan 1901?

12/01/2018 - 1:57pm Texas blew the end of the…

Texas blew the end of the first half.  Could have ran it twice from 2nd and 25 and only left Oklahoma with 20 seconds to drive the field.

11/24/2018 - 7:54pm Guy needs to learn how to…

Guy needs to learn how to call a fair catch.  

11/24/2018 - 10:43am If true, encouraging…

If true, encouraging. Briefly looking at my 2014-2017 play by play dataset for the Big Ten, without any science attached to it, Cannon is one of the few referees that has called more penalties on Ohio State, on average, than Michigan, on average.

Coupled with the Big Ten's incentive to place a team in the playoffs, I think we may actually get a fair shake today in Columbus.

11/21/2018 - 9:15pm BREAKING: I heard Jai Eugene…

BREAKING: I heard Jai Eugene was calling around Ann Arbor daycare facilities looking to enroll his baby.  He is committing!

#flashback2005

11/21/2018 - 2:18pm For those looking for the…

For those looking for the stars to align and to have another reason to be hopeful; I'll give you one more reason to be optimistic. Obviously the third factor has been officiating, most particularly in 2016.  

Any reason to believe the officiating will be any better in 2018?

Answer: Yes. For the first time since 2011, Michigan's defensive line is drawing offensive holding calls at a faster per play clip than Ohio State.  As you can see, some of those years were downright dreadful.  This year, Ohio State seems to have caught the "can't buy a flag" bug as it relates to holding.

It could be coincidence; it could be shifting biases. Nobody really knows.

Plays Per Offensive Holding_0.png

 

Who won the game in 2011?  I may just have to Google it...

11/18/2018 - 3:25pm There are about 7,000 snaps…

There are about 7,000 snaps per Big Ten season, and that is the first time I’ve seen an opposing defender kick the ball.

what are the odds?  1:7000 on the snap where it would have a meaningful impact on the game.

Inadvertant, I’m sure.

11/17/2018 - 5:57pm During clockgate, the…

During clockgate, the referee picked up the ball wirh 8 seconds left, sprinted to spot the ball, and had it spotted with three seconds to go.

Today, 9 seconds passed between the end of the play and halftime.  The referee never even got the ball in his hands to spot it.  Instead, the ball was bouncing around on the turf.  Looked like the IU linebacker gave it a little inadvertent kick.

11/17/2018 - 5:44pm Guys the referee stood over…

Guys the referee stood over the ball for 9 seconds refusing to spot it.  Stop blaming the coaches, we got jobbed there.

Rewind to the MSU clockgate game, when the refs sprinted to spot the ball.

11/17/2018 - 4:53pm It’s amazing how much…

It’s amazing how much negativity there is for a team ranked 4th in the country, has won 9 in a row, and is playing a 5-5 Indiana.

11/08/2018 - 11:17pm #TheRealJamesFranklin

#TheRealJamesFranklin

11/07/2018 - 12:20pm Honestly I wouldn't mind…

Honestly I wouldn't mind going back to the old model.  The BCS and playoff have made the news cycle every damn year be about which conference is better. I. Just. Don't. Care.  It is so transparent that the media outlets support and defend whichever conference they are under contract with. Before the BCS, you know what mattered? Winning the games you actually played. Not a bunch of BS media conjecture, committees, etc

 

11/04/2018 - 8:19am And in the meteor game, MSU…

And in the meteor game, MSU and OSU are a noon start on Fox.

11/01/2018 - 7:10pm I do 45 gram patties (blimpy…

I do 45 gram patties (blimpy burger sized) and highly recommend investing in a baking steel: 

http://www.bakingsteel.com

10/30/2018 - 9:12pm MSU can’t afford $2M. I’m…

MSU can’t afford $2M. I’m not even sure they will remain solvent after the $10k fine. 

 

10/30/2018 - 9:07pm And if officiating is biased…

And if officiating is biased, it would be biased in our favor for once.

10/30/2018 - 8:37pm If Michigan beats Penn State…

If Michigan beats Penn State, beats Ohio State, and wins the Big Ten championship, then I won’t give two shits about these rankings.  This Michigan team will have already accomplished more than the last 20.

That said, anybody that thinks there is a snowball’s chance in hell that Michigan is left out of the playoff in that scenario, doesn’t understand just how difficult the remaining schedule is.  Penn State is no slouch, but Michigan has not beat Ohio State in the Shoe since 2000.  Please take a moment to think about what your life was like 18 years ago.

That said, I remember that game sealing 4th and 1 Henson bootleg touchdown like it was yesterday.  Would love to feel that feeling again.

https://youtu.be/zIPjYb3n78g

10/27/2018 - 9:55pm The officials have too!  3…

The officials have too!  3 horrible spots of the football (2 on review) that have gone against Oklahoma State.

10/27/2018 - 8:58pm The frequency in which RBs…

The frequency in which RBs run out of bounds when they can cut up field for another couple yards drives me nuts.

10/27/2018 - 7:37pm Yawn.  Lame day of football.

Yawn.  Lame day of football.

10/27/2018 - 12:14pm Is it just me or does it…

Is it just me or does it look like Dantonio aged 10 years this week?  Guy looks awful.

10/27/2018 - 11:35am Same guy that said the…

Same guy that said the assault victims were basically being opportunistic, right?

I sense a pattern.

10/27/2018 - 10:12am PSU - Iowa is one of those…

PSU - Iowa is one of those games where you just let it be, and rationalize why the outcome was in your favor once it is over.

10/24/2018 - 7:30pm I’d say we are living in…

I’d say we are living in their heads rent free...

But we aren’t.  They have to pay $10k for the privilege of us living in their heads.

10/24/2018 - 7:27pm I keep thinking the same…

I keep thinking the same thing!

Luckily it’s a bye week for us.  Beat Penn State!

10/24/2018 - 6:09pm With Nassar’s lawsuits, I’m…

With Nassar’s lawsuits, I’m not sure if MSU can afford the $10k.  Maybe we should start them a gofundme.

10/24/2018 - 8:54am My four in row 67 sold at …

My four in row 67 sold at $173 last night. You may want to go higher than 225 given location.

10/22/2018 - 7:03pm You heard it here first.  I…

You heard it here first.  I have “5-7” reasons why that press release is bullshit.

 

10/22/2018 - 1:25pm Its surprisingly calm.  He…

Its surprisingly calm.  He stands up there, and calmly explains that the whole thing was an orchestrated sham by Dantonio and his cronies.

10/22/2018 - 12:27pm Harbaugh just voted in his…

Harbaugh just voted in his press conference that Lewerke is injured.

10/20/2018 - 11:16pm And Notre Dame didn’t win!

And Notre Dame didn’t win!

 

its nearly the elusive quadfecta!

10/20/2018 - 10:02pm Even Lewerke admits they…

Even Lewerke admits they were late for their walk and that they ran into the Michigan players.

 

"We were doing our normal pre-game walk," Lewerke said. "I guess maybe might have been a little late. We always link arms, walk down the field. To my knowledge, (strength and conditioning) coach (Ken) Mannie had gone and informed the Michigan players we were about to do that and just asked them to step to the side. They didn’t, so we just kept walking. I guess one of them ran into one of the guys, and we just kept doing our walk.

10/20/2018 - 12:39pm I just hope it washes away…

I just hope it washes away all of that white paint they used a couple hours ago to cover up bush’s artistic masterpiece.

10/17/2018 - 9:18pm Kelly Baraka says hello.

Kelly Baraka says hello.

10/16/2018 - 12:13pm Fake news.  I checked the…

Fake news.  I checked the forecast this morning and the prediction was 18% chance of rain with winds at 10-15 mph.

What source did the OP use?

10/14/2018 - 8:55pm Thought?  Hear is a thought…

Thought?  Here is a thought.

The last two times Michigan beat MSU by 10 points or more (2006 and 2002); Michigan State fired their coach as a result.

Let’s beat them by 10.

10/14/2018 - 8:40pm I’m always down for a good…

I’m always down for a good joke, but the best one will write itself; a picture of Dantonio’s face on Saturday afternoon.

10/14/2018 - 8:37pm Yeah: more like:

Q: Why…

Yeah: more like:

Q: Why does Spartan Stadium have a natural grass field?

A: Because it’s Michigan Agricultural College and growing grass is about all their graduates will ever amount to in life.

10/12/2018 - 7:04am Night game in September at…

Night game in September at 60 degrees = acceptable

Night game in mid October with a sub 40 deg low= hard pass.

Question, is this the definition of a “fair weathered fan?”

I’ll see myself out.

10/12/2018 - 7:01am Anybody can have noise. …

Anybody can have noise.  Oregon has noise.

Like it or not, we have tradition. You mind as well embrace it.  Like Bo said many years ago, “we may have had better facilities at Miami (NTM) but we didn’t have the nail that Yost hung his hat on there.”

10/12/2018 - 6:55am “We don’t need them”


This…

“We don’t need them”

This is an unfortunate take.  WD, you know as well as any with your super guide that the only reason we have a  competitive team with a proud tradition to support today, is because of the generations before us. Generations that:

  • Invented the linebacker position
  • Invented the concept of the platoon system, which features using different players on offense and defense
  • Literally built Michigan Stadium
  • Won 11 national championships and 42 Big Ten Championships.
  • Contributed a lot of money to keep this empire going.

Do you think the Wistert brothers, as an example, have the ability to stand the entire game?

My personal preference is to stand because the seats are so damn small, but if I have elderly folks behind me, you are damn sure I’m talking with them first and being courteous towards their ability to see the game.

Noise impacts the game.  Whether or not somebody is standing in row 40 doesn’t.  Choose your battles folks.

10/12/2018 - 6:46am This morning, every ESPN…

This morning, every ESPN reporter picked Michigan to win.  Like 20 of them

 

http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/24956493/college-football-week-7-game-picks.  

10/12/2018 - 6:44am Somebody tell Izzo (and…

Somebody tell Izzo (and Meyer): It is better to remain silent and thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.

All this “I didn’t know about that specific case” smells like the bullshit it is.

I understand the concern about being innocent until proven guilty.  With that said, if the local police and courts don’t bring charges because they are corrupt, that doesn’t exactly mean that these guys are innocent. It means that you helped create an excuse.