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11/08/2018 - 10:42am Perfectly said. I've posted…

Perfectly said. I've posted the same thing for a while now, on another board. It works in the NFL because there are only 32 teams, much more schedule parity, more structure, etc. One team isn't playing all NFL teams while another, looking at you SEC, plays practice squads like the Citadel. The theoretical NFL schedule balance allows the reward of bye weeks.

In college there is way too much variance in terms of conference schedules, out of conference schedules, etc to give the massive advantage of a bye. Let's pretend Alabama, Clemson, and ND (yuck) all end up undefeated this year with a 6-team playoff system. So Alabama and Clemson get byes and ND not getting the bye would be very unfair. On top of that the fact that it truly is a subjective decision would make it a mess.

8 team playoff with the top 4 seeds getting home field is the correct answer.

10/30/2018 - 9:18pm I have no idea why you…

I have no idea why you mention Khaleke Hudson as a comparison. 

10/28/2018 - 5:08pm Vegas just begging for…

Vegas just begging for underdog money on NW and LSU with those clever hooks.

10/20/2018 - 6:43pm To be fair we lost like 10…

To be fair we lost like 10 yards doing victor formation, so should be 405 to 94.

09/29/2018 - 1:42pm that ohio graphic is…

that ohio graphic is cleverly fantastic. +1

09/29/2018 - 9:05am Great post Alan and good…

Great post Alan and good luck to you guys!!

09/21/2018 - 7:47pm you take the day off to…

you take the day off to mentally prepare WD?

09/21/2018 - 7:45pm I still have some of the…

I still have some of the grass turf from the 1997 OSU game sealed in a "purchased" Mitch's mug. That sentence dates me in more ways than one.

09/18/2018 - 8:04pm wow.


09/11/2018 - 12:43pm Do you think he's even felt…

Do you think he's even felt guilty or lost any sleep while being a trustee on this committee knowing all along what he did back then? 

08/31/2018 - 6:19pm Oh, section 109. 

Oh, section 109. 

08/31/2018 - 12:11pm I’ll be there for my 4th…

I’ll be there for my 4th Michigan game, and 1st victory. 

08/29/2018 - 7:11pm is showing the… is showing the exact same forecast as it has shown the last few days. maybe you're looking at something different?

08/21/2018 - 11:17am Just got back from a week in…

Just got back from a week in the UP for the first time since I was an engineer at GM doing cold weather testing back in 2000. Flew from LA through Minney to Sault St. Marie. Family rented a cabin on Lake Huron all week. We did that fresh water springs thing, Tahquamenon Falls, Mackinac Island for a day/overnight, and the Soo Locks. 

Such a great break from the hustle/bustle of LA. Congrats on your baby.

08/20/2018 - 3:18pm I just got back from the UP…

I just got back from the UP two days ago. LAX through Minneapolis to the Sault. First time on Mackinac Island in probably 30 years. Great timely post. 

08/12/2018 - 2:43pm Michigan needs to offer that…

Michigan needs to offer that Purify kid yesterday.

08/12/2018 - 2:40pm 630am? I already knew all of…

630am? I already knew all of that without doing any research and got to sleep in till 9.

08/06/2018 - 10:57pm But But ZACH SMITH WAS NEVER…


- OSU fans trying to justify backing Urban.


"Even though Urban has run terribly dirty and corrupt programs at every stop, enabling dozen of criminals both on the field and in his coaches room we all attribute our entire self-worth with the success of this football team. So we have no choice but to back this piece of shit or our entire identity goes extinct. Now watch me spell OSU with my arms."

- every OSU fan at the rally today

08/06/2018 - 10:52pm Sweet!!

- My 12 year old…


- My 12 year old self

08/02/2018 - 3:24pm fantastic stuff.

fantastic stuff.

08/02/2018 - 12:12am yep, that one immediatly…

yep, that one immediatly came to mind. It was fantastic.

08/02/2018 - 12:10am Hold my beer while I tell…

Hold my beer while I tell you about my grandson little Zachary. 


- Earle Bruce

07/28/2018 - 3:01pm A few days after they won…

A few days after they won the Rose Bowl a few Wisky players were at my local bar. I spoke to one of their starting OLineman over beers for a while. A few things:

1. He told me that he grew up a big Michigan fan and was bummed when he never got an offer.

2. Said that he actually felt a little sad for our defense when they just ran the ball down our throats. While growing up he loved how good Michigan was in the trenches so it was odd to him how soft we were that season. 

07/19/2018 - 5:38pm I've been to three Michigan…

I've been to three Michigan games there, 2004, 2012, and 2014. I'm also flying in from the west coast for this year's game, hopefully finally a win.

All three times I was with ND buddies so I didn't really have to fend for myself. I would not even worry about going to any bars before the game in South Bend or Mishawaka. Park your car, grab a 12 pack and walk around. Check out the campus a bit, then just walk the tailgates. People are pretty friendly really. Find a tailgate with solid food then chat up someone there and they'll eventually offer you food. You can do this all day long. I've been to dozens and dozens of non-Michigan home game tailgates and for the most part people like to host and play nice.

Unless you already have specific plans and depending on where you plan to go Sunday you should just find a hotel 30-60 minutes outside of town. If you're heading back to the ATL then find something towards Indy. I just drive back to my parents' house over the Michigan border after the games.

07/18/2018 - 9:48pm I have the same hoodie…

I have the same hoodie problem after I drink too many 🍻 

07/12/2018 - 3:38pm While we are throwing the…

While we are throwing the fucks around, fuck sturgis. That is all.

06/22/2018 - 11:14am Rooting for this kid, would…

Rooting for this kid, would be great to see him a two sport all-conference athlete.

06/13/2018 - 11:55am As someone that transferred…

As someone that transferred from LSA into engineering I have a bit of experience with this. My first question is what is his GPA? I know that back in the 90s at least the minimum GPA for even IOE was a 3.0.


Also, and this might sound obvious, but such a move will surely set him back a semester or two. I actually took a big risk by taking ME classes before I even got into engineering school to lessen the blow. Luckily I got in so those classes weren't wasted.

06/13/2018 - 11:28am Sort of odd that they…

Sort of odd that they announced each specific stadium 8 years out. I assume if any location builds a new stadium they have the option to play there instead. 

06/12/2018 - 1:12pm Best best move is to take…

Best best move is to take the purple line up then bum beers and food from various tailgates.

06/12/2018 - 1:10pm When I lived in Chicago a…

When I lived in Chicago a few years ago I decided to buy a pair of NW season tickets as they had a very good home schedule that included Michigan, OSU, MSU among others. Think I sold my OSU tickets for a hundred more than I spent for the entire season. Not a bad idea depending on the rest of their schedule. 

06/11/2018 - 11:20pm well son-of-a.....



well son-of-a.....


Ok, forget the SEC part, it's a meaningless detail. My post is still clever and needs to be discussed. The top two quarterbacks coming out of HS two years in a row transfer from a southern school to a big ten school. That's pretty odd.

06/11/2018 - 8:50pm yeah, friend of mine went to…

yeah, friend of mine went to school with him at NW and they are still close friends. She said he's a really great guy and I have no reason to not believe her. 

06/11/2018 - 8:47pm So continuing this former #1…

So continuing this former #1 HS ranked QB transferring from the SEC to the BigTen who ends up with Trevor Lawrence? I'm going with Indiana.

06/03/2018 - 7:39pm I along with a fellow mgoblog

I along with a fellow mgoblog poster have gone a few times as we also live very close. I went down yesterday late morning hoping that catch some of it but I think they hit the field in the afternoon which I couldn't make because of an event. Today at a graduation so wasn't able to go today either.

It's a cool event to have in our backyard.

06/01/2018 - 12:00pm Ugghh we could have used an

Ugghh we could have used an extremely average quarterback last season

05/18/2018 - 4:26pm Let’s sue

Let’s sue

05/18/2018 - 4:23pm lol


05/17/2018 - 4:22pm Shitter's full Clark

Can't see the lines, can ya Russ?

05/17/2018 - 4:05pm Shitter's full Clark

Shitter's full Clark

05/14/2018 - 6:06pm ahh sons of bitches. when I

ahh sons of bitches. when I was there in 2002 that wasn't the case. We could walk right into that castle. Also wanted to point out it's not a 4 hour train ride, looks like there is  2.5 hour option.

05/14/2018 - 5:52pm I was going to mention the

I was going to mention the Kunstpark Ost area but thought I'd double check it first. Apparently that area is now called Kultfabrik. It's the biggest nightlife area in Munich. I spent a week there one night.…


Also, not sure if you have time for a day trip, but this is an absolute must if you have time. The Neuschwanstein Castle in Füssen is fantastic. It's a 4 hour train ride away though so it would be a full day trip.

05/12/2018 - 6:57pm lol, was going to let the

lol, was going to let the first zinger go. But since you doubled down where did you go to grad school?

05/12/2018 - 12:44pm what does "out damn spot"

what does "out damn spot" mean?

05/10/2018 - 8:59pm Not grad school, but I

Not grad school, but I transferred in for undergrad and lost a ton of Credits. I'm guessing it will be the same. Grad school seems even more specific so I'm willing to bet it won't be good news.

05/09/2018 - 2:36pm I posted an article in the

I posted an article in the paper out here a bit ago about three local kids going to Michigan. I wasn’t paying much attention to the season but when I heard a few freshmen were contributing I assumed it was these kids. Turns out none of them have played much this year, other freshmen are playing quite a bit though.

Things seem to bode well considering how talented and large this last class is.

05/08/2018 - 10:56pm I'm big on craft beer. So I

I'm big on craft beer. So I try to find a nice restaurant with good selection. Always sit at the bar for dinner and try the local IPA(s).

05/07/2018 - 10:37pm This is probably accurate.

This is probably accurate. Not sure anything has changed regarding Stanford for him. I'd sure as well have a hard time turning down Stanford to be honest.

05/07/2018 - 5:49pm I'm 6'5 and have to sleep

I'm 6'5 and have to sleep diagonally if the bed has a footboard. #firstworldproblems

05/05/2018 - 9:30pm What did you net?

What did you net?