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06/01/2018 - 6:05pm Giving major love to Desmond

Giving major love to Desmond Howard. 

He made diving catches look like poetry in motion.  (I suspect sometimes he didn't even need to dive for some attempts but he wanted to give the crowd a thrill.)  This is a guy that didn't catch a single pass in high school.  He played tailback.  He caught passes between two Buckeye defenders who towered over him.  His return game was deadly.  

It was a luxury that we were so loaded with talent at every position that we didn't even NEED to go to Demond more than several times a game at times. 

After all these years, his highlights are still major porn....

 

06/01/2018 - 7:48am TGIF!

Also happy it's

TGIF!

Also happy it's finally not going to be 90 degrees. 

05/31/2018 - 9:38pm Indeed. That interception

Indeed. That interception was just as stupid as the one he threw two years earlier, but at a much more crucial moment. Notre Dame was able to get back in that game through some questionable officiating (shocker, I know.). We were up 17-7 in the 4th quarter and ND had 3rd and goal when Ty Law was flagged for the phantom pass interference that gave them a first down inside the 5 for which they then scored a TD.

It was in this exact same end zone ten years later that Carlyle Holiday left the football behind on the 2 yard line and got rewarded the touchdown against us.

I really, REALLY hate playing in that Michigan Stadium knock off.

05/31/2018 - 9:25pm I despise North Carolina

I despise North Carolina basketball. I love the thought of us playing them at Crisler. This is good news.

05/31/2018 - 4:01pm Sigh. Never.1982: Lost

Sigh. Never.

1982: Lost 23-17 (Yes, Bo actually lost to Gerry Faust once. This was the game.)

1988: Lost 19-17 (Mike Gillette's game winning field goal attempt was just wide right on the final play of the game. Notre Dame players parade around afterwards like they won by 6 touchdowns.)

1990: Lost 28-24 (Had a chance to go up 31-14 in the 3rd quarter but Grbac threw an end zone pick from the 5 yard line. This was also the game where the ref was so desperate not to award Michigan a first down on 4th & short that he measured the spot with an index card.)

2012: Lost 13-6. (Outgained them in total yards but Denard threw about 75 interceptions.)

2014: Not even worth my time to recap.

Excuse me while I throw up now.

05/30/2018 - 2:31pm And the Northwestern

And the Northwestern president was standing under the uprights as the ball went through and he frantically waved his arms as if he was saying, "No good." 

That was also the game where Devin Gardner threw about 8 dropped interceptions by Northwestern receivers, two of which would have been easy pick sixes.  If Northwestern holds on to half of them, I think we lose that game by at least 3 touchdowns. 

At the time, I thought that was one of the most pitiful games I had ever watched.  But then one year later, M00N happened. 

05/30/2018 - 8:43am The running game was so

The running game was so dominant in the early 70's that they didn't really bother attempting to have a pass game.

05/29/2018 - 7:44pm Losses are always painful. 

Losses are always painful.  But the losses we've had under Harbaugh have been extruciating.  The muffed punt against Sparty, the refs making sure only OSU would win that game in Columbus, coming ALL the way back to take the lead against Florida State only to have them return the ensuing kickoff 60 something yards....O.K., I've thrown up in my mouth enough. 

We're not RichRod/Hoke dumpster fire anymore, thankfully.  But we're still not yet at the point where we're allowed to have jubilant happiness with wins over the teams you want to beat the most.  The kind of wins we had all the time when I was growing up.  God, I miss those. 

I'm hoping for the best.  I always hope for the best.  But I'm not yet at the point where I can expect it.  I'm really tired of the a*shole teams getting to have all the happiness.   

05/29/2018 - 11:28am Notre Dame is 5th? 

Notre Dame is 5th? 

05/29/2018 - 11:11am Yeah, there's just no way

Yeah, there's just no way this is going to happen.

Expect to see the game at that cheap knock off of Michigan Stadium this fall. 

05/26/2018 - 9:20am 14 teams is too many for a

14 teams is too many for a conference.

05/25/2018 - 9:59pm Well, his teams usually

Well, his teams usually played us tough for about a half before we would run away with the game in the second half. 1-10 record against Michigan with 7 of the 10 losses by 24 or more points.

His one win over us in '87 came courtesy of them falling on a blocked punt in the end zone in a driving rainstorm for the 14-10 win. They were the only Big Ten team to play us close in '91 (Desmond's Heisman season) and in his final year in 1996, they played us to a 27-20 loss. Woodson scored on a 65 yard touchdown reverse in that one. But I do remember fans having a huge meltdown on the radio afterwards because we only won by 7.

Mallory's teams had better success against the Buckeyes than against us. His squads pounded OSU 31-10 at the Horsehsoe in '87 and then beat them again the following year 41-7. He tied them 27-27 in 1990 and had some close calls; 2 four point losses, a 2 point loss and a 6 point loss.

He and Bo were good friends. Though, Bo was friends with pretty much all the conference coaches...unless your name was Mike White.

05/23/2018 - 2:27pm Lloyd would not have taken

Lloyd would not have taken the Indiana job in 1997. 

Wisconsin offered him the head coaching job in 1989 and he turned it down because he wanted to stay at Michigan. 

If Moeller had stayed, I think Carr remains the defensive coordinator until retirement. 

05/17/2018 - 1:32pm You can give your tickets to

You can give your tickets to me. 

My all-time record at the big house is 28-4.  We can work with those odds. 

05/17/2018 - 1:10pm I see 'Scott Frost' and

I see 'Scott Frost' and 'national title' in the same sentence and I still want to punch something. 

Since this guy is always so full of opinions, I'd love to know how he feels about illegal kicks in the end zone. 

05/14/2018 - 7:17pm This has become pretty common

This has become pretty common in recent years...

-Team A scores a field goal

-7 minutes of commercials

-Team A kicks off to team B

-7 minutes of commercials

-Team B starts their drive

There's waaaaaaay too much time between the field goal and the start of the opponent's next drive. Stop going to commercials once a team has kicked off.

05/11/2018 - 9:56am They have sucked in yours and

They have sucked in yours and my lifetime. 

They were 6-7 in 2011, 6-6 in 1999 and 4-6-1 in 1988.  But otherwise, they have had waaaaaaay too much undeserved success. 

05/10/2018 - 6:36pm Not if it's the same

Not if it's the same officials as our last trip to Columbus. Or if OSU throws out a 3rd string QB and he throws for 400 yards. We've seen this stupid sh*t before and it always goes in their favor.

I'm sorry to be Debbie Downer. But outplaying them and returning a bunch of starters has had no change in the final outcome. I wish I could say it's easy to predict good things but I can't. And not when OSU can get the best players money can buy.

05/03/2018 - 10:07am Unless the year is 2012 and

Unless the year is 2012 and your athletic director sacrifices a non conference home game in order to go to Texas to play against a coach who has all the best players money can buy. 

05/01/2018 - 1:42pm Sorry I don't have

Sorry I don't have those. 

Almost all the basketball games I have were gifted to me from a relative involving the Fab Five years. 

05/01/2018 - 1:38pm - 1990 Illinois (22-17 win at

They're all pretty old.  And I think only one is truly obtainable.  

- 1990 Illinois (22-17 win at the big house - Illinois was part of the 4-way conference champion thanks to the refs screwing us in the MSU game.) 

- 1990 Maryland (I'm thinking this game might not have been broadcast on TV.) 

- 1988 Northwestern (Another one I'm doubting aired on TV).

- 1983 Purdue

And better copies of....

- 1985 Purdue (47-0 win at the big house.  I already have a TV broadcast copy of this game but the picture quality is awful)

-1976 Minnesota (Broadcast on ABC, major blowout but AWFUL picture quality.) 

 

05/01/2018 - 1:13pm I'll drop him an email.  But

I'll drop him an email.  But I would be surprised if he has any games I don't already have. 

There's about four specific games I've been looking for for about 15 years now.  And I'm 99% convinced that nobody out there has them.  We'll see. 

05/01/2018 - 11:32am I was sitting 3rd row north

I was sitting 3rd row north end zone of The Horror...so I had an up close shot of the blocked field goal that ended the game.  I've never had the stomach to go back and watch it, but if I did, I'll bet I could find myself in the stands.  That's how close I was. 

I was also at 2009 Penn State.  I'm not sure why I ever bothered going to that game since it had already sunk in by then that RichRod's defenses were never going to stop ANYBODY.  And this was even harder to stomach because of my disdain for Penn State and coming off of more than a decade of owning them.  That was on me.  I have nobody to blame but myself. 

But being at the Horror?  Nobody deserved that.  That was fate giving me the finger. 

05/01/2018 - 11:12am It was Steven Threet who

It was Steven Threet who threw the 100 yard interception return for a TD.  Only time in history I ever saw that happen in a game. 

 

04/30/2018 - 11:35am I echo those who say more

I echo those who say more wins.  And the likes of OSU and MSU having winless decades there like my beloved childhood. 

Other than that, something I would like back is a full student section for pre-game...

04/30/2018 - 11:27am I loved the days where they

I loved the days where they would keep one gate open all year round. 

Something about having the entire stadium to yourself during the summer was so epic. 

But I can understand now why they want to keep it locked.  It's a miracle we went all those decades with no vandalism.

04/30/2018 - 11:23am We've gotten better at

We've gotten better at wearing maize.  It's just been really, REALLY slow getting more people to wear it.  Still have some ways to go. 

04/30/2018 - 11:13am Meh.  I think the stadium

Meh.  I think the stadium speaks for itself and doesn't need those things. 

04/26/2018 - 10:24am That was certainly an

That was certainly an interesting season. 

Beat Duke, Syracuse, Purdue, MSU. 

Lost to Western, Eastern and Bradley. 

04/25/2018 - 2:51pm That game can rot in

That game can rot in hell. 

Nebraska with their 115th ranked defense and our offense could muster just 13 points on them (the touchdown was thanks to them losing a fumble deep in their own territory.) 

I watched Wyoming put up nearly 700 yards of offense on that same Nebraska D in Lincoln.  What a joke. 

The most memorable thing about that game was debating whether or not Mary Sue Coleman was drunk when she spoke to the crowd at halftime. 

04/25/2018 - 2:41pm Ohio State beat you 56-14 in

Ohio State beat you 56-14 in Lincoln last year.  And it could have been worse than that.  If they put any more thought in to beating you, they'd win by 100. 

And f*** you for making me defend Ohio State. 

04/23/2018 - 1:18pm "I haven't seen moves like

"I haven't seen moves like that since my high school prom."  ~ Lee Corso

04/23/2018 - 8:45am And the timing of which they

And the timing of which they cut that last game which would have been in Ann Arbor, making it impossible for us to give them the finger and cancel the game before that. 

Everything always works in Notre Dame's favor.  This stunt, the undeserved NBC TV contract, them being allowed to "sort of" be a member of the ACC, all those years where they would schedule a game at the last second the week before playing Michigan as a tune up while we had to open with them. 

I've long gotten tired of Notre Dame and their sh*t.  It's why I'm not sad that the series is ending. 

04/23/2018 - 8:42am It became an

It became an emergency/priority because Harbaugh really wanted us to play them and 2018 & 2019 ended up being the only chances we would get to play them for at least another decade.  I think Warde Manuel was all about keeping Harbaugh happy.  And that's fine.  I get it.

Unfortunately, in doing so, Notre Dame got the better end of this deal and we had to sacrifice much more in order to play a rival who pulled a dick move on us to end the series in the first place.  I kind of think we would have been better off just playing the home & home with Arkansas. 

Fuck Notre Dame forever. 

04/20/2018 - 8:54am RIP,  Mr. Bruce. 
And thank

RIP,  Mr. Bruce. 

And thank you for running your mouth at the televised pep rally the night before the 1996 game in Columbus, which our players watched from their hotel rooms and got fired up over and then held the OSU offense to 3 field goals.   

04/15/2018 - 10:37am I would advise you to not

I would advise you to not watch ANY Michigan/Indiana football game from this past decade unless you like stressful nail biters. 

 

04/15/2018 - 10:25am Indiana was decent in the

Indiana was decent in the late 80's.  And they finished second in the conference standings that year. 

Just to blow your mind some more; we were the underdog that night in 1987.  Indiana was ranked #15, we were ranked #20.  But we still should have won.  IU got the winning score by recovering a blocked punt in the end zone in a driving rainstorm to win 14-10. 

To see a much happier memory of Indiana football from that year, watch what they did to the Buckeyes in Columbus...

 

04/15/2018 - 10:15am It hurts to lose Moe.  But I

It hurts to lose Moe.  But I wish him the best. 

Thanks for the memories. 

04/13/2018 - 11:15am (No subject)

04/02/2018 - 9:11pm To quote Kevin Mcalister in

To quote Kevin Mcalister in ‘Home Alone’.......

“This is it. Don’t get scared now.”

04/01/2018 - 8:28am I was there with my dad in

I was there with my dad in the lower bowl. And I thought once the game started the place looked full.

Whatever the case, I had already banned myself from attending this Monday even if they let everyone enter again. My record at Crisler is awful (1-6) but I thought since the viewing party in 2013 wasn't technically a home game, the team wouldn't have to worry about my jinx. Lesson learned.

Thankfully my all time record at the big house is 28-3. So I don't have to ban myself from there.

03/31/2018 - 9:07pm I don't see myself watching

I don't see myself watching much of this game. Both these teams are playing scary good (especially Nova) and I'd rather feel happy right now.

03/31/2018 - 9:02pm My dad blew his top when

My dad blew his top when Robinson passed away the wide open 3 to Rach who had two men on him in the corner. But Rach immediately passed it back for Duncan's 3 which gave him the magic 6 points.

Such a crazy game. We weren't trailing by enough for it to feel hopeless. But the nonexistent scoring for so long was extremely painful.

03/31/2018 - 8:53pm Saw plenty of Michigan fans

Saw plenty of Michigan fans on TV. But the game being in a dome drowned out much of the crowd noise on both sides. Or at least it felt that way after the last two games.

03/31/2018 - 8:44pm Speaking of Wagner, did

Speaking of Wagner, did anyone else get scared as hell when he flew into the crowd for the loose ball?

It's a funny highlight since he didn't get hurt. But that's a perfect way to break your ankle or some other horrible injury. I'm surprised that doesn't happen more often when these games are being played in domes on risen floors.

Yes, I know. Get off my lawn. But my heart doesn't need any more stress than its already getting.

03/31/2018 - 8:27pm Wagner saved our asses

Wagner saved our asses tonight.

Thank you.

03/31/2018 - 8:25pm Burn the first half.
Enjoy

Burn the first half.

Enjoy the night!

Go blue!!!

03/30/2018 - 1:02am Losing to Rider probably

Losing to Rider probably didn't help their case.

03/28/2018 - 10:15am Nice!
How about a shot from

Nice!

How about a shot from the crowd....

 

03/25/2018 - 9:05am Crowd was amazing. I knew

Crowd was amazing. I knew there would be even more fans for this one than Thursday.

They got me pumped even while I was scared to death of us blowing a 10 point lead in the final two minutes. Scared but pumped.