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09/20/2018 - 1:15pm Bosa will be 100% by the…

Bosa will be 100% by the Michigan game.  But he won't play...because he won't be needed... because his backup will be ten times better...and he'll win the Heisman.  

If you don't expect these things to happen to OSU by now, you haven't been paying attention.   

09/20/2018 - 11:41am Looks like he hit the 1 at…

Looks like he hit the 1 at the 3 second mark.  So it's either or field goal or Harbaugh taking a gamble for no points by trying for the TD. 

Just glad he made it in. 

09/20/2018 - 10:47am When he cut back to the…

When he cut back to the middle, all I kept thinking was that he was going to be pulled down at the 1.  The way the game felt at that point, it would have been the least surprising thing. 

09/19/2018 - 2:32pm Those mid-90's teams had…

Those mid-90's teams had some sort of bizarre curse.  They had good results in big games but would lose others in stupid ways; the hail mary against Colorado, the Ricky Powers fumble against Illinois when we could have run the clock out, blowing a 16-0 4th quarter lead at Northwestern and losing 17-16 on a last second field goal.

Then there was that 9-3 loss to a trainwreck of a Purdue team in 1996 that I still cannot explain to this day. 

09/19/2018 - 2:19pm I highly doubt it. 

But he…

I highly doubt it. 

But he's probably trying to pull a Dantonio and really exaggerate, maybe even downright lie to his players about how much the entire country is spending waking every minute writing them off in order to fire them up. 

09/19/2018 - 1:27pm Florida State was one of…

Florida State was one of those programs I despised growing up.  (The 1991 game at the big house didn't help)  And the media's love affair with Bobby Bowden in the 90's was just as nauseating as it is with Saban today.  In 1993 when they lost to Notre Dame in November, they dropped ALL the way from #1 to #2 in the polls.  Almost as if the pollsters were saying, "You're winning that national championship no matter what."  And God help me for defending Notre Dame. 

I'm really, REALLY enjoying watching them stink up the field so far this year.  I'm also kind of amazed at just HOW awful they look.  But I'm not asking any questions, just enjoying the stank. 

09/19/2018 - 10:25am It probably helped that he…

It probably helped that he had the cover of Tim Tebow during those same years, who completely ate up the media's obsession at every turn. 

I don't remember reading about the massive amounts of arrests until after Meyer left Florida. 

09/17/2018 - 11:51am All Michigan games at…

All Michigan games at Northwestern the last 22 years have been 3:30 or night games except for 2007, I believe. 

Noon games there are just very rare. 

09/17/2018 - 11:45am The last time Michigan went…

The last time Michigan went to that stadium, we were treated to M00N.  It's like to returning to the scene of a horrific crime. 

No eye cancer football, please.  Unless it's coming from Northwestern's side. 

09/17/2018 - 11:11am Why does he keep apologizing…

Why does he keep apologizing and pretending like he gives a crap?  He's above the law while at OSU.  He got his tap on the wrist.  Nobody outside Ohio believes him and OSU fans will believe anything he says.  

This all seems like wasted energy.     

09/17/2018 - 8:49am That is weird.  I've never…

That is weird.  I've never seen that before.  Bush has the "right of way," doesn't he? 

I would have loved to know what the ref said to him.  You can see how frustrated and confused Bush looks after the play is over. 

09/16/2018 - 5:32pm Is it possible that…

Is it possible that Wisconsin was a product of their always horrible schedule last year and were, in fact, overrated?  

Who was the best team they beat before playing in the Big Ten title game?  Us?  We were an 8-5 team without a QB. 

09/16/2018 - 3:12pm I don't think icing the…

I don't think icing the kicker with timeouts has ever been illegal.  

I hate to bring up a painful memory but Lloyd used all our remaining timeouts to try to ice the Texas kicker in the 2005 Rose Bowl.  The kicker made it of course because the Rose Bowl Gods hate Michigan with a passion but the strategy is not at all uncommon.

09/16/2018 - 3:00pm Exactly.  That was when his…

Exactly.  That was when his punchable face developed.  

Sam Webb had the perfect reaction to his "out-hit," comment after the Central Florida game two years ago.  He just laughed and said, "wow, Scott Frost has not changed."  

09/16/2018 - 1:19pm Indeed.  I don't know why I…

Indeed.  I don't know why I said, "oddly."  

It's a Wisconsin tradition to have the easiest possible schedule and miss multiple top conference teams to conference title contention.  That along with their usual slate of cupcake non-conference teams (who have a combined 27% winning percentage the last 25 years) and you have a formula that got old long ago.  I was extremely happy to see them lose yesterday.

09/16/2018 - 12:18pm Nebraska:  It's porn to me…

Nebraska:  It's porn to me to see Scott Frost lose.  I see Martinez all healed up and playing really well against us next week because of course that will happen. 

Northwestern:  They are following their usual tradition.  When they come off a great season and are expected to do good things again, they always crash and burn immediately.  But Akron...ouch.  That stadium is usually 50/50 when Michigan comes to town.  I think our fans might outnumber theirs. 

Maryland:  I have no explanation for that performance. 

Wisconsin:  It was oddly satisfying to see them lose.  They never should have been ranked that high to begin with.  But they'll play better against us 

MSU:  It's normal to see them struggle against shitty teams but they'll be up for us.  I feel like a broken record player but what else should I expect?

The B1G Conference looks bad, bad, BAD three weeks in.  Really bad.  As such, the nightmarish schedule looks slightly less nightmarish.  But Michigan still has plenty of inner demons to conquer (like winning a meaningful game on the road) that are still going to be really hard.

Outside of the B1G, there's a sense of dread already knowing two weeks into September that Alabama is going to run away with the national title...again.  I got sick of this long ago.  But better for them winning it than OSU. 

09/15/2018 - 10:50pm Fuck this.  I quit.

Fuck this.  I quit.

09/15/2018 - 9:56pm I like what TCU is doing but…

I like what TCU is doing but my fear is OSU will still win a very close game at the end of the 4th quarter.  And that touchdown OSU was rewarded that should have been a safety will be the difference. 

I keep feeling like I shouldn't get invested in this game because I'll just be pissed when it's over.  Especially when Fowler and Herbie start fawning over OSU for winning this game without Urban Meyer.

Maybe I should focus on Texas/USC?  Ugh....fuck OSU!!!

09/15/2018 - 9:20pm That......was awesome. 

That......was awesome. 

09/15/2018 - 8:37pm Ugh!!!!!!!!!!!

Why do good…

Ugh!!!!!!!!!!!

Why do good things only happen to asshole teams? 

09/15/2018 - 8:31pm *Sigh*

Of course Herbie is…

*Sigh*

Of course Herbie is calling this game.

Of course TCU's touchdown gets called back for holding.

Of course TCU misses the chip shot FG. 

I cannot say FUCK OSU enough. 

 

09/15/2018 - 2:54pm That would be epic cool if…

That would be epic cool if true.  So I’m guessing it won’t happen. 

09/15/2018 - 9:11am I agree that this is a…

I agree that this is a pretty terrible slate of games.  Yikes.  Only the few you listed at the top sound appetizing.  

09/14/2018 - 1:23pm (No subject)

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09/14/2018 - 10:40am I agree they'll be ready.  I…

I agree they'll be ready.  I just fear this will be a game where they'll hang with OSU for about a quarter, maybe a half.  The crowd will be in to it.  But then in the second half, OSU's athletes will be too much to deal with and they'll pull away and win by 3 touchdowns. 

And then the commentators having oh so many orgasms over OSU and how impressive it is they did this without Urban...just....no. My stomach won't be able to handle it. 

Again, I really hope I'm wrong. 

09/14/2018 - 8:29am TGIF.  Hope to see a shutout…

TGIF.  Hope to see a shutout in tomorrow's game with everything clicking on offense.  No turnovers, please. 

The rest of the college football schedule tomorrow is a BIG snoozer.  The best game on paper looks to be LSU @ Auburn but that game is on the same time as Michigan.  Otherwise, the best games appear to be USC @ Texas and OSU @ TCU, both 8:00 starts.  (I really hope I'm wrong but I don't see TCU hanging with the Bucks for very long.) 

Nobody else in the B1G or elsewhere is playing anyone with a pulse.  Well, Purdue is playing Missouri.  But that game would have looked more interesting if they hadn't just lost to Eastern. 

09/13/2018 - 8:38am I like how you predicted…

I like how you predicted this game would be not close but still annyoing.  That's how all the previous games with Western went with final scores of 38-21, 35-12 and Brady Hoke's first game (34-10) where we couldn't build a cushion until the 4th quarter but then the game ended with 7 minutes left because of the lightning. 

I agree that the schedule looks slightly less scary two weeks in to the season.  But 2013 taught me never to draw too many conclusions after such a short amount of time.  Two weeks in to that season, Michigan looked like world beaters and the rest of the conference looked like dog poo.  Then we played Akron...and it was suckfest for the rest of the year.

09/12/2018 - 10:53am My step-nephew went to Paw…

My step-nephew went to Paw Paw High School.  His gym teacher there was none other than former Michigan QB Don Moorhead.

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09/12/2018 - 9:30am I had my 11 year old niece…

I had my 11 year old niece and 7 year old nephew with me at last week's game against Western.  They too absolutely loved walking with the band to the stadium.  (Though it was kind of a task for the 7 year old to walk up 75 steps out of the stadium after the post-game performance.)

My niece took it upon herself to start rooting for MSU about three years ago.  I suspect it was desperation to be unique since the rest of the family roots for Michigan.  She had a blast on Saturday though and I could see the twinkle in her eye.  I think she's finally going to come over from the dark side. 

09/12/2018 - 9:15am More stats from that day -…

More stats from that day - September 28, 1963

Forest Evashevski Jr. was 7/10 passing for 104 yards and a touchdown (to Bill Laskey)

Rushing combined for 282 yards, led by Jack Clancy's 74 yards and Dick Rindfuss' 58. 

Joe O'Donnell had one carry for 50 yards.  Maybe they should have given him more carries? 

 

09/11/2018 - 11:40pm 1994 definitely.  I'm not…

1994 definitely.  I'm not sure about 1993.

09/11/2018 - 11:30pm We had a long thread about…

We had a long thread about this very topic a couple months ago when there was nothing to do but complain about the new mgoblog design.  

09/11/2018 - 3:41pm This is disgusting beyond…

This is disgusting beyond words.  And Nassar is a bigger POS than I ever imagined.  This whole ordeal didn't start with Kathy Klages not believing three victims in 1996.  And this 1992 rape may not be the first incident either.  He had to have started right out of the gate.  

Perles was good friends with Bo.  I wonder what Bo would have to think about his longtime friend doing this.  Seriously, Perles can rot in hell.  Paterno will show you the way.  

09/10/2018 - 7:58pm 0/4 for 0 yards and a pick. …

0/4 for 0 yards and a pick.  Nowhere to go but up? 

09/10/2018 - 7:50pm Yeesh.  The crowd has…

Yeesh.  The crowd has already been taken out of the ballgame. 

09/10/2018 - 2:12pm Those are Greg Robinson…

Those are Greg Robinson defensive numbers. 

09/10/2018 - 11:58am I think Michigan was still…

I think Michigan was still pretty squeamish pre-Harbaugh and Manuel, though.  Because it's not like we had a ton of night games the four seasons prior either.  Even after how successful UTL was in 2011, there was no night games the following year.

2016 Wisconsin was a night game....until it wasn't with no explanation.  I went to that game and the atmosphere was incredible.  It being a night game would have been epic. 

09/10/2018 - 11:32am Unfortunately, I think it's…

Unfortunately, I think it's become clear that the only way we're going to get night games now is if we're forced to by the network ala last year.

09/10/2018 - 8:11am Games at Northwestern have…

Games at Northwestern have always been 3:30 starts or night games, in the last 20 years at least. 

09/09/2018 - 8:54pm No.  I was at the game.  The…

I was at the game.  The only time the crowd booed was when we went 4 plays and punted on our first offensive drive and in the second half after Harbaugh called timeout and the ref said over his mic, "Timeout...Michigan State." 

We booed so loud that he took notice and corrected himself. 

09/09/2018 - 8:49pm Is still around.  Posted a…

Is still around.  Posted a lot here yesterday (really enjoyed watching Scott Frost lose) and over the summer. 

I'm not really flashy so it's easy to miss me.   But I'm in most of the group photos. 

09/09/2018 - 8:20am I went to bed after the 1st…

I went to bed after the 1st quarter ended.  Colorado beating Scott Frost was awesome but otherwise, waaaaay too many bitch teams won yesterday.  And I wasn't going to take the chance of seeing it happen once more.  

If me not watching helped in any way, I'll try to miss more MSU games.  

09/08/2018 - 11:13pm Florida loses to Kentucky…

Florida loses to Kentucky for the first time since 1986.

I think that might mean our streak over Indiana is the longest in college football.  (Though they have rotated off the schedule many times so I might be wrong.) 

The winning streak over Indiana was the only win streak to survive the RichRod years.  All others were blown to smithereens. 

09/08/2018 - 10:31pm Their national title team a…

Their national title team a couple years ago had several bad defensive games, including giving up 49 to Pitt.  But they shut out the Buckeyes in the playoff and outlasted Bama.

Corrupt officiating like this will keep them in games where they struggle. 

09/08/2018 - 10:26pm Indeed.  I don't understand…

Indeed.  I don't understand that.  It was not through the end zone. 

09/08/2018 - 10:04pm Kentucky has 31 straight…

Kentucky has 31 straight losses to Florida...but they're currently up 21-10 in the Swamp in the 3rd quarter. 

09/08/2018 - 8:34pm That’s more like it, Pitt!

That’s more like it, Pitt!

.....except the snap on the PAT.  Come on.

09/08/2018 - 8:23pm Happy Penn State fans are a…

Happy Penn State fans are a giant middle finger to all the good in this world.  

09/08/2018 - 7:22pm Colorado's kicker should…

Colorado's kicker should feel relieved.  They should have had this won sooner. 

09/08/2018 - 7:18pm YES!!!!!!!   Even after 20…

YES!!!!!!!   Even after 20 years, I still have a middle finger with your name on it, Frost.