Member for

7 years 5 months
Points
2091.00

Recent Comments

Date Title Body
12/18/2018 - 4:05pm Yes.

That kid looks like a…

Yes.

That kid looks like a monster for a true freshman.

12/18/2018 - 8:55am Higdon > Weber

Ojabo >…

Higdon > Weber

Ojabo > Harrison

 

12/17/2018 - 2:17pm LOL remember when James…

LOL remember when James Hudson was moved from DT to OT.  

12/11/2018 - 1:45pm You serious Clark?

You serious Clark?

11/27/2018 - 12:46pm So I wrote this post and…

So I wrote this post and decided against posting it but since you opened the door here it is slightly editted:

I think there could be something to your virus comment.  I'm partly serious, partly tinfoil hat wearing, and mostly grasping here. We know at least Solomon was ill during the latter part of the schedule (and I thought another defensive player was mentioned too).  It would explain a lot including the desire of the offense to play a plodding pace as much as possible to give the defense a breather.  We also saw quite a few guys go down with cramps these last few weeks, so dehydration issues would follow extreme exertion while battling an illness, no?  

Listening to Harbaugh's podcast, his dad said that if the teams played again next again week there might very well be a different outcome-- and Jim concurred.  It struck me as an odd comment for someone who speaks so deliberately about things like that.  Just a very matter-of-fact statement in stark contrast to that on Saturday.

Anyway, back to my SETI-related browser tabs.

11/26/2018 - 10:44am Right?

It's not like we got…

Right?

It's not like we got beat to a pulp by Purdue.

11/19/2018 - 11:26am Nope, wasn't me. I'm a…

Nope, wasn't me. I'm a fellow BPONE sufferer but steady doses of downfield passes to Gentry and DPJ and coherent OL play seem to help cure this affliction.

11/19/2018 - 10:27am Wow that's a lot of BPONE.

Wow that's a lot of BPONE.

11/16/2018 - 9:50am Raging BPONE going on here. …

Raging BPONE going on here.  So bad that I was rooting for MSU to beat OSU, not because it would effectively lock up a trip to Indy, but because it would appease the tinfoil hat wearing side of my brain.  Coupled with all the on-field advantages we're pretty sure we have (hnnngg), it couldn't hurt to go to Columbus being the B1G's only ticket to the playoff.  I saw 2016. I saw a 2OT game where the home team collected 2 penalties for 6 yards. I don't want to see that shit again in 2018.  

Oh, BPONE, you miserable SOB.

11/09/2018 - 11:13am For some reason watching…

For some reason watching this video made me upset again with Hoke and Brandon.  No idea whatsoever why that is.

11/06/2018 - 9:35am I hate listening to a guy…

I hate listening to a guy who wants to do something well so badly and can't.  While the thing he can do well (color), he's being paid not to do.  Given all the colossal failures of the Dave Brandon era, Brandstatter's selection for PBP goes kind of under-the-radar as a real unfortunate choice.  JB deserves better and so do the fans.

11/05/2018 - 1:16pm I wouldn't be surprised to…

I wouldn't be surprised to see a lot of Milton against Rutgers when it hits mop up time.  If that happens against Indiana then you'll see Peters first.  It's the only way to guarantee reps for Milton while still leaving two more potential appearances for him against OSU and in the postseason (whether it be 1, 2, or --eek-- 3 games).

11/02/2018 - 9:24am I almost forgot him trying…

I almost forgot him trying to fake fight a Penn State fan this year in the stands and the whole 'great to elite' nonsense.  He's Hoke 2.0- Sales Bro Edition. 

11/02/2018 - 9:21am Franklin can grab this L. …

Franklin can grab this L.  Michigan's got at least 6 more to give out this year.

10/26/2018 - 12:27pm It's BS.  You heard me. …

It's BS.  You heard me.  Check the tape.  Don Brown doesn't bobble.

10/25/2018 - 2:42pm That's a Full Rutger.

That's a Full Rutger.

10/24/2018 - 11:12am This is good stuff here.  

This is good stuff here.  

I rewatched most of the MSU game in 60 minute form on BTN and I feel like a little shine is going to come off the tackles, in particular Runyan, who seemed to have trouble getting a handle on Willekes.  Credit to MSU as they incited a number of throwaways due to quick pressure.  Credit to Patterson for safely throwing those balls away instead of winging a ball out over the middle with a guy in his grill.

10/22/2018 - 12:33pm Harbaugh just said he…

Harbaugh just said he practiced all week but Gary said he didn't feel like he could play on Saturday.  That particular tea leave doesn't bode well for a return.  

10/19/2018 - 1:41pm I looked at S&P+ final…

I looked at S&P+ final rankings plus rankings to date in 2018.  Michigan under Harbaugh is 8-2 in games where M is 10 to 30 spots better than the opponents in S&P.  Michigan is 30 spots higher than MSU this year.  Those 2 losses are @Utah and @Iowa.  Harbaugh has one loss where they were more than 30 spots better and that was the bowl against South Carolina.

Overall Michigan is 34-7 as the S&P favorite under Harbaugh.  25-1 when better by 30 spots or more (S Carolina).

10/16/2018 - 10:51am Taylor only carried 6 times…

Taylor only carried 6 times in the second half but it also only yielded 22 yards.  Michigan had Wisconsin's passing game so turned around there was no way this game was going to be close. Closer?  Sure.  

10/15/2018 - 10:38am Worst: Lowest Common…

Worst: Lowest Common Denominator sports takes spitting out Dantonio's Top 10 Wins which includes such stalwarts as 2017 Michigan and 2018 Penn State (who looks like an 8-4 team).

10/10/2018 - 11:33am No.  It's literally the…

No.  It's literally the least important game on the remainder of the schedule in terms of winning the B1G.

10/10/2018 - 11:30am Oh, no, I know all about…

Oh, no, I know all about insurance rates in Michigan.  I was referring to the piece of paper.  Wrongly, and probably naively, assumed that stuff was all electronic now.

10/10/2018 - 11:10am Being cited for driving…

Being cited for driving without proof of insurance is still a thing in 2018?  Huh.

10/05/2018 - 11:19am Poor Damn Ace.  All this…

Poor Damn Ace.  All this analysis goes into these posts and all anyone cares about is the chart.

10/05/2018 - 10:13am It's about time that someone…

It's about time that someone recognized Tom Brady's success!

10/05/2018 - 10:12am If you squint and stare with…

If you squint and stare with your head-turned 90 degrees at Shea Patterson on the personnel diagram, you'll see a star appear for Cesar Ruiz.  It's happening y'all.

10/04/2018 - 1:02pm So much this.  4 "Best…

So much this.  4 "Best Available" seats for the Maryland game directly from mgoblue.com: $454.

Parking: $20

Souvenirs for the kids : $40

Concessions: $50

And you're easily up to $500-600 for an afternoon at a football game.  So do you do that or take your kids to one of those indoor waterparks for the weekend? Or skip two or three games over 2 years and spend that money on a vacation.  This is simple economics here.  Throw in only a handful of meaningful opponents and interminable TV timeouts and this is what you get.

10/01/2018 - 1:25pm Can't forget that presumed…

Can't forget that presumed starter in the preseason, Aubrey Solomon could come back and really bolster that interior.   Pretty, pretty good.

10/01/2018 - 10:13am That leads me to wonder if…

That leads me to wonder if Michigan's DL is explicitly coached not to exaggerate the impact of holds, ie, not flop.  If that's the case, the logic must be that if you flop and don't get the call you might take yourself further out of the play. 

Anyone else got a non-conspiratorial explanation (and I'm not saying it's not bias)?

09/27/2018 - 1:24pm LOL so OSU came out and…

LOL so OSU came out and defended it because they've used similar messaging before and it's about the team, etc. etc.  The 'resolution' of the whole Meyer thing was so twisted and convoluted that they can't even properly issue a mea culpa for what would otherwise be a clever retort to the White Out. After all, you can't apologize for being insensitive about a culture of silence when all Meyer got in trouble for was just poor PR.

09/27/2018 - 11:09am Did you not see the GIF?  It…

Did you not see the GIF?  It's always been here.  I don't think the origins of time itself are good board fodder.

09/27/2018 - 11:02am Anyone ever seen Lloyd Brady…

Anyone ever seen Lloyd Brady and Murderwolf in the same room?  Didn't think so.

09/21/2018 - 1:15pm The bar is high in that…

The bar is high in that space between sad James Franklin FGs and manic last minute drives down two scores at home and going for two and failing spectacularly a la Dantonio.  Frost will no doubt seek to add his name to the Defeated with Dignity Hall of Fame.

09/21/2018 - 1:12pm 30-16 Michigan

30-16 Michigan

09/17/2018 - 12:29pm Can you imagine being an…

Can you imagine being an adult in the room for that presser and just standing in the back nodding along, yep, this is fine. 

09/17/2018 - 10:36am Did ya see the guy…

Did ya see the guy complaining about Harbaugh's attire?  We have plenty to yell about buddy.

09/11/2018 - 1:46pm Wasn't it Joe Bolden who got…

Wasn't it Joe Bolden who got kicked out of a game for getting blocked into Connor Cook in 2015?  Fun times, that.

09/07/2018 - 4:24pm It's his first day. Go easy…

It's his first day. Go easy on him.

09/07/2018 - 8:46am So last year was the first…

So last year was the first season since 1967 that Michigan failed to score over 35 points once in any game.  Most years had at least two games of 40+. 

Looking over some of those box scores last year.  Woof.  Here's to a right and proper whoopin tomorrow otherwise it's bourbon for breakfast when the schedule gets rough again.

09/06/2018 - 4:26pm Sorry.  Can't yet.  It's…

Sorry.  Can't yet.  It's football season and being miserable takes 100% focus.

09/06/2018 - 12:59pm 41-6

41-6

09/06/2018 - 10:33am Honestly having the two…

Honestly having the two broadcasters fighting on air would be a boon to the Tigers.  I'd watch the hell out of that.  

08/28/2018 - 9:43am You really want a new banner…

You really want a new banner right now? 

A vast expanse of a snowy field interrupted only by a desolate two lane highway and a single pair of tail lights. It's quiet except for the ceaseless wind and drifting snow.  A tree stands in the foreground with the word "MGoBlog" scratched into the thick bark in Comic Sans font.  Blood drips until it freezes beneath each letter.

08/27/2018 - 10:54am If the fanbase could just…

If the fanbase could just Urban the way 2017 turned out, I think most projections for this year would be 11-1.  Here's to a season where the 'Worst' sections are few and the 'Best' are many!

 

Urban (verb):  To publicly forget something you definitely remember because ignoring it is much better for you personally. Also, pills or something.

08/26/2018 - 2:57pm Do they give Hawkins and…

Do they give Hawkins and Thomas a look for some depth? Both have some experience,no?

08/24/2018 - 12:01pm A mashup of Urban and Dory…

A mashup of Urban and Dory from Finding Nemo with the caption, "I suffer from deliberate memory loss"

08/23/2018 - 1:29pm John Cooper would have been…

John Cooper would have been fired twice for this.

 

08/23/2018 - 12:31pm That story feels a little…

That story feels a little axe-grindy to me. Especially given the nuance involved in scholarship awards to walk-on students and the myriad ways it could be handled by a program.  McElwain was a pretty bad head coach who likely didn't have the best grip on stuff like that. It doesn't mean there's anything nefarious going on.  He was fired and took a much lower exposure position at another program.  All reasonable things to occur given his history I would say.

08/23/2018 - 11:01am Depends on if they're…

Depends on if they're considered public records as defined by OSU and State of Ohio.  Some messages may reach that status but I'm doubtful.