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05/28/2018 - 5:32pm Good Call

If we win that game we could have won the NC even with the Illinois 3-3 tie because Oklahoma had one loss. Of course we would have had to beat UCLA in the Rose Bowl instead of Nebraska in the Fiesta Bowl.

05/28/2018 - 5:06pm For Bo’s Tenure....

...I would choose the 1972 Rose Bowl. If we win that game Bo has an undefeated season early on and the “Bo can’t win a bowl game” narrative never happens.

We wouldn’t have won the National Championship though because of Nebraska.

05/28/2018 - 3:44pm Miami finished 12-0...

....and beat Florida State, who beat us 51-31 that season. So I think we would have finished #2 in both polls. Washington was undefeated. That’s why they split with Miami.

05/26/2018 - 4:36pm ND Spread

I’ve seen Michigan -1 in most places too but a friend said he got +7 in Vegas last week (not sure what casino). Michigan +7 is insane for that game.

04/16/2018 - 1:54pm Vintage Bo Was Great

However it was just one game (Iowa) of the 1971 season.

04/16/2018 - 1:11pm 1980

Would have been interesting to see the Andy Cannavino redemption play out, the 22 quarter no TD streak, and the birth of the six pack defense for the Purdue game.  

And on the downside, the reaction to the gut punch Harry Oliver FG to end the ND game and the hangover loss to South Carolina and George Rogers the next week.

04/01/2018 - 1:43pm Duke

I’m surprised they’ve only been a #1 seed once in that span.

03/11/2018 - 8:00pm Seton Was Beaten

I was on top of China Garden that night. Think I still have that t-shirt somewhere too.

I wonder where that guy who was climbing that traffic light in the rain is today.

02/07/2018 - 11:53pm Comparison to Hoke

You know the writer is clueless when they compare Harbaugh’s teams’ results to Hoke’s. If we lose to ND 31-0 next fall maybe this comparison will carry more weight.

“Harbaugh’s on-field results also have been similar to Hoke’s. The Wolverines slipped from back-to-back 10-3 seasons to 8-5 in 2017. Harbaugh has won two more games than Hoke did through three seasons, but Hoke also finished higher than third in his division — twice, in fact."

01/01/2018 - 6:14pm Fair enough.

But it’s also OK for us to point out that they look like idiots.

11/19/2017 - 7:33pm You’re Locked When You Place The Bet

The spread/odds on most sports bets are fixed when the bet is placed. In Parimutuel betting e.g. in horse racing the odds aren’t fixed until all bets are placed.

The reason you wouldn’t wait until the end is the line can go against you too. If you think that line is going up (I’ve seen 11 not 13) and you wanted to bet on OSU you’d lock 11 points right now.

11/08/2017 - 11:54am Good Point

Also, they haven't been to South Bend since 2012 (vs. Stanford), and before that it was the 2005 USC game, so that may be a factor

11/07/2017 - 9:22pm They’re At ND-Miami This Week

So I doubt they would go to South Bend next week.

10/18/2017 - 3:46pm 1997 Game Was Not A Night Game

Understandably people remember it as such because the lights were on most of the game but it was a 3:30 game.

08/14/2017 - 1:32pm That was the previous year....

.....but they did dominate the next year too and win 14-3.  

12/30/2016 - 3:10pm The Wide Right Against Miami Was in 1991

It was late in the 1991 season, not 1990.  It did cost FSU a probable national championship (or split of one with Washington).

11/29/2016 - 8:03pm Based on this quote from the CFP Committee Chairman

I don't think they have any problem putting in Ohio State and not Penn State: ""Penn State and Ohio State are not close in the eyes of the selection committee."

11/27/2016 - 1:56pm Exactly.

That's all we're suggesting. You would think it would be in the best interests of the Big Ten to avoid the appearance of conflict, even if the game had been perfectly officiated. I can't believe there aren't already procedures in place to avoid this. Well, I can because it's the Big Ten.

11/08/2016 - 5:46pm Bo's Smirk

That clip is from the film Vintage Bo, a classic 30-40 minute film that followed Bo around during the week of the 1971 Iowa game.  The whole film used to be on YouTube but only a few clips posted by Dr. Sap are up now.  IIRC the smirk was because right after he sent in Brandstatter, Bo realized that Iowa had too many men on the field on the previous play, which allowed them to stop Bo Rather for a loss.

Vintage Bo clips

10/04/2016 - 5:48pm Agreed

The targeting rule is completely out of control.  You can't be kicking people out of games for calls the officials/review officials only call correctly about 50% of the time.  

Clearly so many of these calls are borderline.  An ejection should be reserved for something that is blatant.  I think they need to remove the automatic ejection part of the rule and leave the ejection up to the discretion of the officials by having a Targeting 1 rule that only gets a penalty and a Targeting 2 rule that also results in ejection.  Hopefully the officials can at least learn to distinguish between a borderline infraction and a blatant one.

06/23/2016 - 12:44pm I never got into their older

I never got into their older albums but just listened to Sun City Creeps and loved it.  I'll check out the rest of the album.

06/23/2016 - 10:53am Joanna Newsom is one voice I

Joanna Newsom is one voice I cannot get past....

I'm surprised by the reaction to Julien Erlich's voice.  Pitchfork mentioned it too but I loved it right away.  There are some voices where I know it's going to be a hurdle for a lot of people,  Wild Beasts and Joanna Newsom being two prime examples.  I just don't see it with Erlich.  It's high pitched/falsetto'ish but I don't think it's annoying.

06/23/2016 - 10:47am Yeah he really opened up the

Yeah he really opened up the arrangements of the Carrie and Lowell songs on that tour.  4th of July and the 12 minute version of Blue Bucket of Gold were especially good.  One of the best shows I've seen.

06/23/2016 - 10:45am Exactly


06/22/2016 - 8:07pm My favorite albums by Andrew Bird are

My favorite albums by Andrew Bird are still Weather Systems and The Mysterious Production of Eggs, from 2003 and 2005, respectively.  If you haven't listened to those check them out.

06/22/2016 - 7:07pm Daughter

Not To Disappear is good but I do feel like they might be headed for stagnation.  Loved the EP's and the first full length.   This album is good but they can't repeat this again or they'll run into the same issue Beach House did on their two albums last year.


06/22/2016 - 7:02pm Japanese Breakfast

Yeah I wrote that down wrong.

06/22/2016 - 7:01pm What gave it away....

....besides my pretentious snobby list?? 

No, but that is a common question.  Unfortunately they've ceded control over there to a bunch of hip hop lovers.

06/22/2016 - 6:02pm My Top 10 Albums of 2015/2016

2016 YTD

1. Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool   2. Whitney - Light Upon The Lake   3. Andrew Bird - Are You Serious   4. David Bowie - Blackstar   5. Porches - Pool  6. M83 - Junk   7. Japanese Candy - Pyschopomp  8. Andy Shauf - The Party  9. Daughter - Not To Disappear 10. Wild Nothing - Life of Pause


1. Julia Holter - Have You In My Wildnerness   2. Destroyer - Poison Season  3. Tame Impala - Currents  4. Deerhunter - Fading Frontier   5. Sufjan Stevens - Carrie and Lowell   6. Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit  7.  Christopher Owens - Chrissybaby Forever   8. Beirut - No No No   9. Youth Lagoon - Savage Hills Ballroom   10. Tobias Jesso Jr. - Goon

06/17/2016 - 3:30pm Yeah, Leads By 1 Over DJ and Westwood

He doesn't play his second round until tomorrow morning.

03/07/2016 - 4:37pm I Like Option #4

I haven't heard anybody push that alternative but it is definitely the best option if keeping the Rose Bowl on NYD is a must.

03/07/2016 - 3:51pm January 2 Is Not New

The New Year's Day bowl games have always been played on Jan. 2 when NYD is a Sunday.  January 2 is a holiday in this case.  But they should play the playoff games on Jan. 2 and play the relatively meaningless other games on NYE.


03/07/2016 - 3:36pm No Actual Change and Still Clueless

I don't know why it's so hard for them to fathom why it is a horrible idea to dump two of the biggest college football games of the year into the television wasteland that is New Year's Eve. Any alternative they can find will be better than NYE.


10/25/2015 - 1:57pm Great Doc

It's titled Vintage Bo and follows him the entire week of the Iowa game. It's about 30 minutes long and definitely worth seeing. I have a VHS copy somewhere next to my 8 track tapes.

10/14/2015 - 11:21am He Won't Be The Guest Picker

They always have some local connection. I like the idea somebody had on another thread. Woodson, since he's on a bye week.

09/21/2015 - 11:45am Open for just a few months....

....according to a comment on the article.

06/30/2015 - 7:09pm Technically the '85 Team was 6 Points From Perfection

Lost by 2 to ND, 1 to Miami, and tied Iowa.

06/30/2015 - 7:06pm 12 Points From 12-0 not 4 Points

They lost the Rose Bowl 22-15 to John Cooper's Arizona State team. Apparently the game that convinced Ohio State to hire Cooper. The irony.

06/24/2015 - 5:03pm Exactly EGD

It's hard for a band to stay great/relevant for longer than 20 years.  U2's best work was in the 80's/early 90's but Zooropa, Pop, and All You Can Leave Behind are not bad albums.  They hit the wall after that and their last three albums, starting wtih Atomic Bomb, have been pretty bad.  

The next band to test this 20 year thesis will be Radiohead with their next album.  King of Limbs was still pretty damn good so hopefully they can break the 20 year mark (Pablo Honey was released in 1993).

Also, nice Hail to The Thief avatar.

06/14/2015 - 1:56pm It's from 1976

He had surgery between the 1975 and 1976 seasons, and then again after the 1987 season (missing the Hall of Fame Bowl that year).

01/27/2015 - 5:52pm First drop happened with Oregon leading 7-0

If they convert that third down and go on to make it 14-0......

01/23/2015 - 7:52pm It's Not Unbelievable That You Couldn't Know The Difference

Nobody in the video below, including a former college QB, could tell the difference between a ball with 13.5 and a ball with 10.5 PSI.  3 of the 4 "civilians" guessed wrong on which was which and the college QB said he couldn't tell any difference.

12/05/2014 - 8:19pm App State/U of M

I don't think there was any line on that game since App State was a 1-AA team at the time.

11/10/2014 - 7:09pm Brian's #4 - 2012 NW not 2011

The 2011 Northwestern game was in Evanston, won by Michign 42-24.  The 2012 game was the one with the pass tipped to Roundtree.


10/24/2014 - 11:52am FG not TD

The play set up a field goal to make it 13-10 near the end of the first half.  It's at the 40 minute mark of the video.

09/30/2014 - 6:44pm U2

Hey, the new album was free!!!!  Still overpriced though.

09/27/2014 - 1:52pm 1978 Score was 14-3

Woody's last game in the Horseshoe.

07/14/2014 - 7:01pm Musk

Elon Musk is targeting 2025 for that first Space-X trip to Mars so.....

05/16/2014 - 7:04pm Bama

Alabama was 13-0 in 1992.  Let's claim it anyway.

04/01/2014 - 4:47pm Vintage Bo

The name of the documentary was Vintage Bo.  It followed Bo around the week of the 1971 Iowa game, which Michigan ended up winning 61-7.

Here it is.