Member for

10 years 4 months
Points
6368.00

Recent Comments

Date Title Body
11/09/2018 - 5:15pm The S&P+ projection is…

The S&P+ projection is Michigan 44, Rutgers 2. I want this to happen and for the 2 to be an intentional safety later in the game, because I want to know if they shoot the cannon for an intentional safety in a blowout.

11/09/2018 - 4:45pm 39 is actually friendlier to…

39 is actually friendlier to Rutgers than the S&P+ spread, even including "home field advantage." Which actually might work against Rutgers keeping things closer, because Michigan has a limited travel roster instead of a phalanx of walkons to send in for the entire 4th quarter if and when it's entirely out of hand.

In 2016, even after sitting pretty much all the starters after one series in the second half, our "backups" were basically all guys who were starting the following year. Khaleke, Bush, Winovich, Gary, our entire main five secondary guys, etc. This year it's going to be guys like Uche, Dwumfour, Ambry Thomas, Hutchinson, Hawkins, etc. It's not going to get all THAT much easier against the reserves.

11/06/2018 - 3:22pm We've played a lot of weird…

We've played a lot of weird games against Indiana, but I'd think that this team would ground Rutgers into dust just by rolling out of the bed.

11/06/2018 - 1:17pm Because a mid-round QB might…

Because a mid-round QB might never get a shot to start. Rise to the first round and you almost guarantee a shot at that, and therefore a shot at the fat second contract. 

For a lot of guys, leaving as a third or fourth rounder can make sense, they're more likely to have an opportunity to play right away at positions like defensive line or secondary, where there's rotations or packages using extra guys. QBs are a different thing entirely. 

11/05/2018 - 2:23pm He's 6'7", 6'8", and TE…

He's 6'7", 6'8", and TE weight not OL weight. There are some serious advantages to having that shape of player. We live with the occasional disadvantages. 

11/01/2018 - 1:25pm The upshot is that Canada…

The upshot is that Canada kind of is a fresh start himself - new to the staff this year. So give him some power to bring in some assistants he wants, new training staff, whatever, and let him try to run with it.

They seem tight on cash, and appear dysfunctional, so it might be tough to attract a really good outside candidate anyway.

10/29/2018 - 5:45pm Weather seemed to screw up…

Weather seemed to screw up both QBs in accuracy. But PSU's efficiency numbers in the pass game this year haven't been all that good overall, between the personnel losses to graduation/NFL and no more Moorhead calling the plays, that part of the offense has really taken a dive. Run game is still top 10 to S&P+, and Sanders is a home run hitter.

10/29/2018 - 2:58pm Iowa also has a terrible…

Iowa also has a terrible rushing offense this year, so I wouldn't read too much into that. They're much better throwing the ball, but the conditions seemed to make throwing tough on them. 

10/24/2018 - 2:11am The targeting rule is good…

The targeting rule is good and the idea is to make guys tackle such that even "inadvertent" ones rarely happen. Maybe an "unavoidable" exception (thinking along the lines of that Penn State linebacker who basically had no chance to avoid what got him booted against us in 2016).

That being said the one on that LSU player was horseshit. I'm not really sure how it was targeting at all. Incidental slight helmet contact does not equal targeting 

10/24/2018 - 2:06am Zeb! Please clap.

Zeb! Please clap.

10/23/2018 - 4:37pm "The problem is, you have to…

"The problem is, you have to keep finding those diamonds in the rough each class, each year, which is essentially impossible, even if you are really good at finding them. "

 

Or you have to have Wisconsin's "Dairy Farm Beefy Boy Offensive Lineman Replicator 5000." They have an injured defense, a rather meh QB, marginal pass catchers, and still will probably win 8 or 9 games. 

10/23/2018 - 11:07am That's not a real account…

That's not a real account for the news down there. There's only message board rumors and Chaps-esque accounts posting this so far. 

10/22/2018 - 7:57pm Unless he's decided being an…

Unless he's decided being an offensive lineman sucks and wants to play defense, very weird. It's not like the 4 game thing applies, he already redshirted, so leaving right this instant is strange. Even if he was passed on the depth chart for now, he's not been focused solely on OL for that long, and could easily take the job back in the spring or fall as he gets more coaching/experience at the spot. 

So... does he hate playing OL?

10/22/2018 - 6:04pm I think the mountain of…

I think the mountain of steroids and painkillers was neither the right way or the wrong way, but the Max Power way

10/22/2018 - 1:52pm Maybe it's Hudson being hurt…

Maybe it's Hudson being hurt, but Steuber might also be the most similar guy to send in as a JBB replacement in the game plan, especially when you're just trying to run it up their ass the rest of the game. Send in a run paver to replace a run paver.

10/22/2018 - 1:22pm I don't know, the electric…

I don't know, the electric football player just has a tendency to buzz about aimlessly in any direction

10/22/2018 - 12:12pm <<the gorgeous flowing…

<<the gorgeous flowing blonde locks of Chase Winovich>>

10/18/2018 - 5:04pm The first half passing game…

The first half passing game was kind of annoying but it seems like the halftime adjustments were "their defensive line is bad, we will spend the rest of the game donkeying them" and they didn't bother with any passing game adjustments because they barely threw in the 2nd half. Hoping they just shelved all those adjustments for the MSU game since they'll see zone again there while MSU's run defense is actually a thing. 

Of course, wind and rain may nerf that plan. Grumble grumble Sparty weather machine.

10/17/2018 - 5:20pm Solomon holding up…

Solomon holding up reasonably well against that OL despite just coming back from a leg injury and surely not close to 100% is a positive. In a month he's probably looking like the beast we expected him to be coming in. And allowing Dwumfour to used primarily on passing downs even when he's back to 100% will also be pretty useful. 

 

10/17/2018 - 3:07pm More to remember plus the…

More to remember plus the split second/on the fly kinds of decisions linemen need to make are also probably why offensive line typically has the highest average Wonderlic score for NFL draftees, even higher than QB. 

10/17/2018 - 3:01pm Johnson was already in his…

Johnson was already in his 60s when he came to OSU, and was a career DL coach that had turned down DC opportunities elsewhere and was also considered a good recruiter, no doubt when OSU hired him (and gave him an assistant head coach title) it was to have him just keep doing what he'd been doing for 20-some years

10/17/2018 - 11:30am I thought jihad was the BYU…

I thought jihad was the BYU/Utah game

10/16/2018 - 2:46pm And he also brought one of…

And he also brought one of our starting safeties and a co-starter at WLB with him. Pretty good haul from that high school that year.

10/16/2018 - 1:48pm Twitter's dumbass algorithm…

Twitter's dumbass algorithm probably responsible for that. Even if you choose the option for chronological you still get all sorts of random stuff in there.

Most annoying are promoted tweets from weeks ago. I didn't need to know that Northwestern "just" took a 17-0 lead on Michigan in my timeline this morning, Discover.

 

10/10/2018 - 4:27pm Rick Scott is actually…

Rick Scott is actually BatBoy, of Weekly World News fame

10/09/2018 - 11:23am Gambling would also work for…

Gambling would also work for joke reasons.

10/01/2018 - 4:43pm Pretty sure Collins checked…

Pretty sure Collins checked with that linesman to make sure he was OK where he was lined up, so if that ref had thrown a flag after giving him the OK and the TD was called back Ryan Field would be in ashes from the Harbaugh explosion that would have ensued considering the earlier Higdon holding flag. 

09/26/2018 - 12:59pm You're looking at about a…

You're looking at about a mile and a half to 2 miles walking from Ryan to the area where most of the stuff is. It's a pleasant town to walk through though. If that's too much walking, it's less than a half mile to the L, purple line. $2.50 a person, take it a few stops south to Davis.

I assume postgame cabs will be impossible and Uber/Lyft will be on surge pricing.

09/25/2018 - 1:34pm Oh, if you have a car and…

Oh, if you have a car and are looking for Chicago pan pizza, go to Burt's in Morton Grove - basically, drive west from Evanston down Dempster and you'll get close. Burt himself passed away, but the guys who took it over are ones he personally trained for quite a while, and it's still outstanding, and you don't have to call a day in advance anymore. They're the perfected version of Pequod's (Burt created Pequod's recipe back in the day), with the caramelized cheese on the crust, etc. Get sausage and bell peppers on it at the very least. 

09/24/2018 - 4:38pm Eh, if you're incompetent at…

Eh, if you're incompetent at pouring, sure. The ones I've been to have all been pretty good about helping you out, and if there's foam problems, comping for what you should have gotten. 

They aren't great if you plan on drinking pints of the same beer the whole time; they're great if you want a bunch of 5 ounce pours to try a bunch of stuff. Most bars won't even do it; the breweries that do them almost always charge you way more per ounce for the smaller pour (I don't blame them for it, it's still glassware they have to wash, pours they have to do, etc) except for Haymarket, which charges the exact same per ounce no matter what size you get. 

09/24/2018 - 3:25pm They have one of those…

They have one of those tapwall systems where you get a card, then pour beer yourself and pay by the ounce. 30-ish taps. Usually 10-15 taken by Midnight Pig beers (their brewery and brewpub is in Plainfield, but Pete Miller's is owned by the same company), with the rest mostly being local/regional stuff. Oh, and a tap or two of macro. 

They just won a gold at GABF for their barleywine, it'll most likely be on tap there. Won gold at World Beer Cup this year for their Vienna lager (Hook & Hatchet), and won I think a GABF bronze medal a couple years back for their doppelbock. Kookie Monster (barrel aged stout on oreo cookies) is damn tasty. So they make some good stuff. I thought the food was good too.

Other breweries in Evanston near the L: Sketchbook (no food, but I like their beers), Smylie (just won a GABF medal again for their fruited wheat Purple Line, two or three in a row for that beer now) has BBQ. Temperance is also in town, but not near transit. Bangers & Lace and World of Beer are probably your best bets for other beer bars. B&L's menu is mainly sausages (as you might expect from the name) but they are tasty. 

09/24/2018 - 2:41pm Now imagining a mascot of…

Now imagining a mascot of the offseason,  a dandy old German named Baron Dumb-Offseason

09/20/2018 - 1:59pm Always thought that Akron…

Always thought that Akron should be the Rubber Barons, with the mascot an anthropomorphic tire that wears a top hat, has an exaggerated evil handlebar mustache, and wears a monocle. 

09/18/2018 - 12:40pm Hannibal Buress took it all

Hannibal Buress took it all

09/17/2018 - 7:31pm Sounds like attending this…

Sounds like attending this game was on par with attending Utah 2002, minus the holy terror that they might somehow lose it in the 4th quarter, but plus more and longer TV timeouts. 

09/17/2018 - 11:56am Ah, incompetent Sun Belt…

Ah, incompetent Sun Belt refs, certainly has never happened to Michigan before, like say in a bowl game against a team now a B1G member

09/07/2018 - 5:32pm I understand if you missed…

I understand if you missed the Ohio State game last season, it's only the biggest game on the schedule every year.

09/06/2018 - 1:29pm Because we wanted the series…

Because we wanted the series back, they knew we wanted it back, and they kinda dictated terms I think. So they got the Week 1 version at home, while their road return game is dead in the middle of our conference season.

09/06/2018 - 1:28pm Respect for them?

 

Well,…

Respect for them?

 

Well, bye

08/30/2018 - 12:36pm his coin would be valuable…

his coin would be valuable based on the fact that NICOin is a pretty good punny name for a crypto coin

08/30/2018 - 11:07am Both teams return almost…

Both teams return almost everyone from already good (us) or pretty decent (them) defenses. Both teams have major offensive questions. Sure feels like a rock fight. 

08/27/2018 - 6:05pm Notre Dame is one of two…

Notre Dame is one of two coaching staffs on our schedule this year that got a student killed.

08/27/2018 - 1:15pm Eat Arby's

Eat Arby's

08/22/2018 - 12:22pm The only Adidas shoes that I…

The only Adidas shoes that I'm aware of that are pricey are Yeezys but I'm not sure they give those out as swag to any of their college teams, and they're certainly not like the super-limited special edition Jordans that the Jordan Brand programs are getting.

08/21/2018 - 3:33pm If he's the Rob Fick of the…

If he's the Rob Fick of the Big Ten does that mean he's going to be involved in a huge brawl, then taunt fans and get showered in beer?

08/17/2018 - 6:17pm Boy, can't wait for Dual…

Boy, can't wait for Dual Threat Joe Milton to throw to the Deceptively Fast Oliver Martin

08/14/2018 - 1:36pm these pink, purple, and…

these pink, purple, and highlighter-yellow monstrosities that were surely the work of a four-year-old or criminally insane maniac

Some men just want to watch the world burn

08/14/2018 - 12:59pm he has the black box because…

he has the black box because he's gonna Strike It Up for Everybody Everybody

08/13/2018 - 3:26pm http://www.nba.com/article…

http://www.nba.com/article/2017/01/09/morning-tip-understanding-finer-point-non-guaranteed-contracts

08/10/2018 - 1:16pm In keeping with the Ben…

In keeping with the Ben Mason/Ben VanSumeren naming convention, that recruit in a couple years will be Ben delaKitchenAppliance