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12/18/2018 - 7:50am I'm pretty sure the Bloods…

I'm pretty sure the Bloods would think my on vacation, middle-aged white guy, socks n' sandals, M-hat wearing look makes me a member of a very specific neighborhood street gang.

I get that this had a Michigan reference in it, but these videos always seem to be engineered to manufacture white hysteria that black and brown people are dangerous.  

12/17/2018 - 3:21pm WTF?

WTF?

12/16/2018 - 9:37am Remember those two guys out…

Remember those two guys out of 10,000?  If guys are going pro, they should be able to get an agent who would pay for an insurance policy and still be able to play in the bowl game.  

12/15/2018 - 9:02pm ...and again, the playoff…

...and again, the playoff has ruined college football.  I could give a shit about Bama and Clemson.  I want to watch Michigan play a tough game.  Now this bowl game is shit.  Fuck the CFP.

12/15/2018 - 8:59pm When did Hill and long day…

When did Hill and long day they weren’t coming back?

12/15/2018 - 6:59pm I always thought it was…

I always thought it was MOhammed Abdul-Raakman (sp?).   I'm going to continue to choose to believe that.    

12/15/2018 - 4:34pm No “Mike and Ike.”  I think…

No “Mike and Ike.”  I think the OL class we have is Good and Plenty

12/15/2018 - 9:34am Welcome Trevor!

 

While it…

Welcome Trevor!

 

While it would be great to get Dax Hill back, or land Harrison, the last decade has taught us that guys like Keegan are just as or even more important.  I'm excited about this OL class.  We should be in decent shape in 19,  but we loose Onwenu, Bredeson, Runyan and possibly Ruiz, in 2020.

12/14/2018 - 3:54pm I've noticed lately that for…

I've noticed lately that for the news breaks all of the female Fox News journalists have variants of the Rachel Maddow haircut.  Not sure what to infer from that.

 

12/13/2018 - 9:33am NO!    I would much rather…

NO!    I would much rather have a strong Big 10 where everyone is 8-5 to 10-3 except Indiana and Rutgers and Michigan is 11-2 or better (occasionally undefeated) than an undefeated Michigan team every year in a shit conference.  Football is about beating your rivals and beating them when they are strong.   Do you take pride in the Luke Fickell year?

12/12/2018 - 10:40pm We CAN have nice things!

We CAN have nice things!

12/12/2018 - 3:31pm "vaguely unsatisfied"  It's…

"vaguely unsatisfied"  It's tough when a guy like Gary or Peppers comes in.  They're expected to have a number of signature plays like Charles Woodson did and those are tough.  Not only do you have to have the talent, but you have to be in the right place at the right time.  The best of the best seem to create those plays, but there's still luck involved.   Had Gary not gotten hurt this year I'm guessing Don Brown would have put in some plays/twists to get Gary a couple of those moments.  

Gary will be a great pro.

12/12/2018 - 2:01pm I'm not sure where you draw…

I'm not sure where you draw the line on inappropriate behavior.  Grant Perry acted like a jerk, probably has some issues he needs to work on and I probably would have kicked him off the team. ...but his actions may have been out of character.    We don't have details on Samuels, but I've never seen a good reason to hit a woman.  

12/12/2018 - 1:48pm Don Brown interviewed.

 

Don Brown interviewed.

 

12/12/2018 - 8:19am What's with the "hook 'em"…

What's with the "hook 'em" stuff on mgoblog?  Lot of people call us "Big Blue" now (Kentucky an/or IBM are Big Blue).   Are we adopting Texas' motto as well?

12/12/2018 - 12:20am So Keegan Friday,  Harrison…

So Keegan Friday,  Harrison next Wednesday, and someone else I can't remember.  We need a schedule.

12/11/2018 - 12:36pm I think that's a brilliant…

I think that's a brilliant idea, but other commenters are right, it will never happen.  Each of the conferences operate independently.    The promoting up thing doesn't really work from an academic conference stand point though.   Northern Illinois or Central Michigan don't belong in the Big Ten.   It also only works for one sport.   The conferences are multisport conferences.   If UCF, wants to play with the big boys, they should up their academic game and get into a better conference.  

12/11/2018 - 7:51am If he didn't put teams in…

If he didn't put teams in the top 25 because the the FBI exposing their extra benefits/recruiting violations it'd be pretty ballsy, or if this was football and it was bama's schedule he was protesting, but this it is really dumb to protest SOS in basketball where it is taken into consideration in the tournament seeding.

12/09/2018 - 8:34pm Michigan had a 10-2 season. …

Michigan had a 10-2 season.  Yes we lost to OSU in the same sort of unexpected way that OSU lost to Purdue, and we don’t have the same recruits or recruiting tactics as the top 4-5 schools, but quit all the sulking. We just had our best year in the last10-12 years.  ...and next year we will be better.    ...and OSU will be worse.  

12/09/2018 - 3:16pm Another example of money and…

Another example of money and the National championship playoff ruining what was special about college football.  Bowl game used to be an opportunity to prove your self on a big stage.  Now it is a meaningless exhibition game/early spring game because it isn’t the CFP.  

12/09/2018 - 1:05pm I was playing poker last…

I was playing poker last night.  Borrowed some chips and staged an epic comeback.  I got the alert about Dax Hill and it sucked the wind out of my sails and my comeback.  I hope Harbaugh can close on Keegan and Harrison.

12/07/2018 - 6:55pm Final Four has the cool…

Final Four has the cool alliteration, but you should really call it two NCAA Finals.  Got to take all the credit our team earned.

12/07/2018 - 6:51pm This just in, they hired…

This just in, they hired Larry Nassar as their team physician and are hoping Jerry Sandusky gets early parole so he can be their defensive coordinator.

It's like they're trying to be a mini-version of OSU.

12/07/2018 - 11:09am It would be great to have…

It would be great to have two more solid teams in the B1G, but this is getting out of hand.  Rutgers and Maryland were ridiculous, but with Penn St. in the conference, you could squint your eyes at the map and sort of make an argument that they were geographically contiguous.  Some dude came out with a book that claimed there were 11 nations in the U.S.   Call me a regionalist, but I liked that the Big Ten was the league of "Yankeedom" and "The Midlands" despite a few schools being in "Greater Appalachia."  (aka Cooler-Poopers.)   We were the Norris Division. 

Now Austin a small bastion of civilization in Texas, but the conference expansion is getting out of hand.  Oklahoma and Rutgers in the same League?   Even in pro football, Green Bay, the Bears, Lions and Vikings are our football teams.  This is sort of the equivalents of the guys who decided to root for the Cowboys in the 90's.  (Choose who you want in the playoffs, but root for your local team in the regular season.)

12/07/2018 - 9:51am Call me nuts.  

Call me nuts.  

12/07/2018 - 8:34am B-Nut_GoBlue--This is why…

B-Nut_GoBlue--This is why the college football playoff sucks.   Used to be that pretty much everyone in the top 5-10 felt really good about their season because they beat their rivals, or most of them, and they were a bad bounce away from being the national champions.   

Football is about beating up the kids in your neighborhood and any national stuff is icing.  We need to beat OSU.    I'm mad Urban took his ball and went home.

12/05/2018 - 11:49am To be honest.  I don't think…

To be honest.  I don't think Urban quit.   He was fired, but OSU tried to walk the line so that one of their best coaches could walk away and continue to be celebrated instead of shunned.   They brought back Tressel a few times and I think they regret that they couldn't celebrate the Vest more.  Between Woody Hayes, Tressel and now Meyer they've had a lot of practice with disgraced coaches.

12/05/2018 - 10:06am I'm not happy he's leaving. …

I'm not happy he's leaving.   I think a lot of the fan base wanted him to keep letting his misdeeds catch up to him.  Yes he's a HOF coach, but can he beat Michigan if OSU's recruiting takes a dip?  Probably not.  He's a smart guy who can see the writing on the wall and gets out while the getting is good.   I'm excited for him to take the ND job in two years.   Harbaugh's going to get another shot at him.

12/05/2018 - 9:59am The ESPN summary of Meyer's…

The ESPN summary of Meyer's OSU career mentioned the controversy and the subtext seemed to be "Hey Urban Meyer faked health issues AGAIN in order to get away from his corrupt vile nature." 

The 30 for 30s are always "Look what a phenom the person was, but they [did crack/ were dumber than a brick/ had a gambling problem]."     

When they do Meyer's 30 for 30 it's going to be Aaron Hernandez, Zach Smith, and college co-eds followed by his Redd Foxx impersonation.

Meyer is/was a great coach, but he pusses out when the going gets tough.  (Saban and despite this years game Harbaugh.)

12/04/2018 - 5:28pm Our three lowest games were…

Our three lowest games were NW (20), MSU (21) and ND (24).   If you add in our missed FGs, those aren't low scores.  (307, 376 and 395 for yards respectively.)  You don't have a point.

12/04/2018 - 5:09pm So,  Urban covers up the…

So,  Urban covers up the Zach Smith thing and OSU doesn't want to be known as a school where every coach goes down in scandal.  They agree to brush aside the scandal with the suspension,  have Meyer fake/ exaggerate  his medical condition so that he can "retire" at the end of the year and have Ryan Day is coach in waiting.   Some idiot leaks that Day is the coach in waiting, essentially blowing the plan and the AD has to deny it.  Meyer's heart isn't in it all year so they play like shit against most opponents but can turn it on when they need to win.  Except they get pantsed by Purdue, who plays out of their mind.  Meyer's heart is still in it for the Michigan game as it will be his last and they catch us by surprise.  

Meyer will spend a year or two doing nothing, get miraculously better and will come back to coach Notre Dame if Brian Kelley goes to the NFL.  

Urban Meyer is a gross human being.

12/04/2018 - 11:05am OSU with Ryan Day has three…

OSU with Ryan Day has three losses next year and four the following year.   ...and then he's fired.

12/04/2018 - 10:59am I can verify this.  I live…

I can verify this.  I live in Buffalo (across the border) and we call it "The Canadian Ballet."   No one goes to US strip clubs here with the exchange rate and all.   (I haven't been in 12 years.)  ...and no Canadian would say ones.   Definitely fake news.

12/04/2018 - 10:49am In acting and business they…

In acting and business they talk about being ready for your break.   There are tons of talented people in the world and not all of them get their break.  Take Bryan Cranston for instance.  He was a successful actor as the dentist on Seinfeld and the dad on Malcom in the Middle.  When he got the breaking bad role he became the greatest actor of his generation.  He had the same skill set before he had the role.  

Harbaugh has elite abilities and his turn around of programs makes him an elite coach.  He needs to win some championships, but his elite status is not in doubt.

Saban was a .500 coach his first four years at MSU....

12/03/2018 - 8:19pm That's pretty cool.  I never…

That's pretty cool.  I never knew there was that much strategy.

12/03/2018 - 2:10pm Nice!   I'm sure we're all…

Nice!   I'm sure we're all hoping we can keep all of our underclassmen.   Bush and Gary should go pro, but everyone else could benefit from more seasoning.  Hopefully Hill and/or Long stay.

12/03/2018 - 11:26am Why would you ever retire…

Why would you ever retire from coaching football?   I spend several hours a week on MGoBlog and fantasy football.  I've I could get paid several hundred thousand (million some years) to coach football I would do it till I died.  Look at Greg Mattison.  Lou Holtz and Steve Spurrier both came back.    It's like you're an old guy playing chess in the park, but your pieces are elite athletes.   Sad Brady hasn't caught on with a long term gig, but I think most football coaches are transitory.  Half of all teams have losing seasons (on average) and those coaches get let go fairly quickly.

12/03/2018 - 9:59am The Sugar Bowl has a loose…

The Sugar Bowl has a loose affiliation with the SEC, but I can't find any obligations to take team X or Y.   Seems like Georgia should have played Michigan, or another team more highly ranked than Texas.  Sugar Bowl is played in New Orleans, so it is an easy trip for Texas and GA fans.  Texas is decent this year, but the match up is the biggest spread in the rankings.

12/02/2018 - 9:28pm Why is Georgia playing Texas…

Why is Georgia playing Texas instead of OSU, Michigan, UCF (hee hee!), or Washington?  Is this one of the obligation things?   

 

Overall I like Purdue/Auburn, Miami/Wisconsin, NW/Utah and PSU/Kentucky.  I don’t like Michigan and OSU’s match ups but the whole Big Ten has winnable games versus most years where each team plays up.

12/02/2018 - 5:27pm In a game like Basketball, …

In a game like Basketball,  I could see the players taking their game and leaving some day and doing  some sort of revenue share type of thing amongst the active and retired players.  You've got what, 300 players on active rosters with maybe another 100 rotating in from other leagues?  While you need "owners" to do logistics and marketing, they really don't add much value.   All of the logistic and marketing are farmed out anyway.  Communities pay for many/most of the stadiums.  

12/02/2018 - 1:14am That would be horrible. …

That would be horrible.  Used to be the whole season was a playoff and if you were the one undefeated team left at the end of the year you won.  If you lost you rooted for every other team to lose so you might have a chance.   

11/30/2018 - 8:32pm Sort of a Robbin’ Hood

Sort of a Robbin’ Hood

11/30/2018 - 1:24pm Who could have predicted…

Who could have predicted that Gary, Winovich, Bush, Paye, Dwumfor, Uche, etc. would have zero pressure on Haskins?   It's hard to counter when your strength disappears and their weakness becomes a strength.

11/29/2018 - 5:03pm Amen.   I am a fan of all TE…

Amen.   I am a fan of all TE/H-back/Full back game plans, but my God Harbaugh was boring this year.  Our offense with Gary Moeller, Elvis Grbac/Todd Collins and company was very exciting.  Our defense was good, but we could put up points.   Our running game was reliable, but we'd always make big strikes down the field.  With Patterson and our receivers I expected much much more.

11/29/2018 - 4:15pm How much more exciting would…

How much more exciting would it be if there was a National Championship game where the two teams are picked after the bowl season if and only if #1 vs. #2 isn't decisive.  That way if Alabama wins,  there is no national championship game.  If Alabama loses,  The 11-1 team that just beat down OSU or Georgia gets to play Clemson.  

11/29/2018 - 3:24pm To be honest, RR's offense…

To be honest, RR's offense sort of sucked.  It was three and out or a TD.  It put up amazing numbers versus weak competition and then couldn't move the ball at all against a good defense.   If it weren't for Denard's legs RR would have lost even more games.

11/29/2018 - 2:14pm Making public claims that…

Making public claims that our players are getting paid when Chris Webber tanked our basketball program for two decades for the same thing is not cool.   We get busted for extra stretching.  C'mon man.

11/29/2018 - 1:29pm I thought having an agent…

I thought having an agent for current players was an NCAA infraction and that you lost your eligibility.   

I'd say you were full of it if you weren't such a long time poster.   I'm a little skeptical that Michigan pays players if only for the reason that we would be better at it than other schools.   Isaiah Wilson and his sister got paid to go to Georgia.  You're telling me we couldn't put together a better offer sheet?

11/29/2018 - 10:09am The playoffs are ruining…

The playoffs are ruining college football.  It used to be that you cared about every game.  You cared about beating your rivals.   Indiana-Purdue, USC-UCLA, Washington-Washington St. were great games that you'd watch even if you didn't go to school there because you wanted to see who was better.  Grudge matches. Rivalries.  My dad can beat up your dad.

Now, no one cares about a football game if you're not in the national championship or the playoff.  No one cares about the conference championship if you don't get to go to the playoff.  No one even cares about our bowl game.  Used to be even if you lost a few games you'd look forward to beating up some other backward regions version of you.   College football was special because every game mattered.   Now they don't.

If you want a tournament, watch NCAA basketball.    

11/29/2018 - 9:57am so you want the QBs to get…

so you want the QBs to get sacked?  I sort of do too, but I think it is healthier to encourage them to not get hurt.