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09/19/2018 - 3:57pm Better get him some noise…

Better get him some noise-cancelling headphones. Seriously. A little dude's ears can't handle all that noise.

09/19/2018 - 3:34pm I can't remember a year with…

I can't remember a year with so much high-end talent at the skill positions. Jackson, Gray, Charbonnet, McNamara, and now Daxton Hill. Plus I think the receivers (Branham, All) are excellent talents too. Now can we have the big receiver (Ford?).?

09/18/2018 - 4:28pm Was is the drugs you took or…

Was it the drugs you took or were you just watching a different game last Saturday?

09/18/2018 - 4:26pm Yeah, there are now several…

Yeah, there are now several guys having success in the league who are 6-2 or less. Patrick Mahomes has been a revelation and he's no bigger than that. I think the biggest thing with Shea Patterson is his arm talent is extraordinary. He gets the ball out so quick, and he is pretty darn accurate. He's smart, competitive. And there is such a premium on QB play in the NFL. I think he's gone after this season, so let's make it a glorious trip.

09/18/2018 - 3:36pm They did a "barbecued pork"…

They did a "barbecued pork" like substance once in the early '80s that drove me into two weeks of nausea. I was making PB&J sandwiches and stuffing them in my pockets and hauling out of there as fast as I could.

09/18/2018 - 3:24pm Force feeding banned…

Force feeding banned substances? That's creepy as hell and disturbing. I've long thought MSU has been roiding up its players since Mork came on. There are obviously rage issues. Is this just a case of everyone does it and wink-wink? I would be extremely disappointed if that was institutional at Michigan. 

09/18/2018 - 3:03pm Fucking BTN...I missed that…

Fucking BTN...I missed that touchdown play and came running into the room for the replay that never came. Of the last 10,000 touchdowns scored in a televised game anywhere on the planet, this is the only touchdown that was not given a replay. 

09/17/2018 - 4:38pm I can usually put up with it…

I can usually put up with it all for a Michigan game, but I did turn down free tickets for SMU because my general rule is I don't go to September games for the exact scenario that went down Saturday. When it's super hot and muggy like that it is just too miserable inside that bowl for a 4-hour TV commercial. But I'll be there for homecoming!

As for Lions games, I refuse to be a part of that mob. Things move a little bit faster but you are surrounded by so many morons that it is actually embarrassing for me to be there.

09/17/2018 - 3:20pm More like 200 lbs at best,…

More like 200 lbs at best, and he looks a little wispy--skinny legs. Denard Robinson was not big but he was a little more stout and he was tough as shoe leather. First time I saw Martinez I thought he would not stay upright all season even as a pocket passer, much less as an 18 year old running the ball 20 times a game. With a walk-on as his backup that is about as thin as ice gets for Frost (heh).

09/17/2018 - 2:52pm I'd like to see some back…

I'd like to see some back shoulder stuff with Collins too. Just a fly down the sideline, throw it up high, and let Nico come back to get it. Especially in a third and long situation it is well worth a try and probably a higher percentage of getting a first down than just about anything else.

09/17/2018 - 2:10pm "I'd like to see the line on…

"I'd like to see the line on that game, because I think it would be seven, 10, 14 points (in Nebraska's favor). Any time that it's that way and you vote the other way, you've got to be crazy."

Apparently they weren't drug testing in those days.

09/16/2018 - 12:56pm Evans is not a home run…

Evans is not a home run hitter but he can get doubles when he gets to the second level. And he is pretty good at finding a small crease for a few yards when others would run into the back of their lineman.

09/16/2018 - 10:18am Re the endless commercial…

Re the endless commercial timeouts and breaks, even the NFL has started to learn that they are losing ratings and need to tighten up broadcasts and condense action to keep viewers. And they actually have to pay their players! These kids are playing for tuition and free Subway while Rashan Gary gets jack zero for having 10,000 grown men wear his jersey. You could not have paid me $200 to go sit in that stadium roasting for 4 hours while the NCAA cashed in on "White Boy Rick" ads.

09/16/2018 - 10:05am There simply has to be a…

There simply has to be a Targeting 1 and Targeting 2 scenario where a guy can get flagged but be able to remain in the game if it looks like it was incidental. As Harbaugh said when you are between the tackles and both guys are trying to get low, there is going to be some heads knocking. Otherwise go play basketball. The most egregious was a few years ago when Bolden (?) got tossed against MSU for going low because of gravity. Expelled due to physics. Fuck me.

09/16/2018 - 8:55am Agree on the hot routes…

Agree on the hot routes. Seemed the run game was so sluggish in the first half because the linebackers were all run blitzing. Is this not when you pop a TE over their heads to keep them honest. And if a safety is crashing down, send DPJ on a post and good night Mary. I get it: with an excellent defense and against an inferior opponent, play conservative and take care of the ball, but it seemed we spent the first half dipping our toes in the water and the second half, once the O really got going, we were watching 8-minute SMU drives aided by multiple PI calls on 3rd down, targeting reviews, laundry breaks, pee breaks and why the fuck not breaks. Frustrating game on multiple levels but when the offense was kicked with the spurs they looked good.

09/16/2018 - 8:38am We play press man and if you…

We play press man and if you have officials that are hyper-vigilant or else just don't have enough experience to know what the fuck they are looking at, you can be prone to getting PI calls, but that was just egregious. It totally fucks up the flow of the game when you are flagging everything, especially if you are not making it clear that it goes both ways. If they were flagging SMU for holding by the book they would have had 10 holding calls. That's what drives me nuts is just the lack of consistency among individuals and among a staff of referees. It falls on the lead ref and that guy was just doing the laundry and whistling while he worked yesterday.

09/15/2018 - 7:20pm Playcalling was pretty…

Playcalling was pretty conservative again. Harbaugh plays to win the particular game he is in. These are the games that we lost under Hoke and were nail-biters with poor QB play last year, so this is a step up. Signs of life, I guess, but not up to winning a B1G yet. 

09/13/2018 - 2:24pm On the overthrow to McKeon…

On the overthrow to McKeon that one was definitely on Bredeson.

09/13/2018 - 1:22pm We have a lot of experience…

We have a lot of experience on defense, so it would be great to get the starters off the field early 3rd quarter. Minimize injury risk and let's get some reps for guys who are going to have to replace people. I was disappointed last week that we didn't see JKP or Ol' Woods (not that I recall). We had Kinnel and Metellus in on the last series of a total blowout. Get the backups in--minimize injury risk and its good for morale.

09/12/2018 - 4:27pm Try: "Relax, baby."

Try: "Relax, baby."

09/12/2018 - 3:00pm Oh shit...whatever you do,…

Oh shit...whatever you do, don't go home...

09/12/2018 - 12:59pm Hey, Harbs is the most…

Hey, Harbs is the most manball guy around, but even he has been Fidel-ing around with this.

09/12/2018 - 12:55pm I was just searching on the…

I was just searching on the Podcasts app on my iphone for the Mgoblog app and I could not find it. Can anyone help?

09/11/2018 - 5:00pm Bell seems like he could…

Bell seems like he could wind up as one of those guys we really love in his 5th year.

09/11/2018 - 4:57pm Absolutely true. If there is…

Absolutely true. If there is any purity left in college football it is that these are our boys and we are here to support them 100%. Booing a college kid is pathetic.

09/11/2018 - 3:15pm That is some dark gangster…

That is some dark gangster shit Perles pulled--methodical--almost like it wasn't the first time. In fact it reminds me that I used to think of Perles as embodying the MSU mentality sort of like a corrupt Teamsters leader. Blue collar, "tuff", gotta fight for respect, willing to do whatever it takes to get our share. In every way this is gangster mentality. Mork totally gets this, too, except he is even worse because he mixes in all the bible verses.

09/11/2018 - 3:01pm I didn't know that he still…

I didn't know that he still kept a home in Michigan. He lived in Birmingham/Bloomfield area and it makes sense that he'd keep it until his girls got older, but I have to believe they are at least college-age by now.

Interesting Stevie Y story: About 7 or 8 years ago I was invited to play golf at Oakland Hills. We were hitting a few balls on the range before our round when we noticed Yzerman down at the other end of the range with a bucket of balls. We went out and played what was probably a 4-hour round and on the way back to the clubhouse we had to go past the range. He was still there hitting. That's a guy who knows how to practice.

09/11/2018 - 2:50pm It's obvious that neither…

It's obvious that neither you nor any of your imaginary friends ever played football.

09/11/2018 - 2:23pm May he have the 10 years of…

May he have the 10 years of public shame and infamy that JoePa escaped by dying.

09/11/2018 - 1:03pm That's cold like a mafia…

That's cold like a mafia hitman.

09/11/2018 - 1:02pm Far as I'm concerned…

Far as I'm concerned everyone in that athletic department above the equipment guys and the ankle-tapers should be broomed. They're all tainted.

09/11/2018 - 12:54pm Yes. I'm surprised Perles…

Yes. I'm surprised Perles had videotape evidence of a rape of one of his athletes and he did nothing. And I'm surprised a cop turned a blind eye because "he's a very powerful man." And I'm generally a cynical cuss.

09/11/2018 - 12:52pm I know a lot of great people…

I know a lot of great people who went to State, but they should be descending on that campus with torches and pitchforks at this point.

09/11/2018 - 12:49pm It sounds like they have…

It sounds like they have videotape evidence, although I hope nobody ever sees it except possibly a jury.

09/11/2018 - 12:47pm Putting my Michigan fandom…

Putting my Michigan fandom aside, I always thought Perles was a thug and a piece of shit even to MSU. When he was having successful teams it seems like every offseason he jerked the university around by flirting with the NFL so he could squeeze more money out of them. How they have let him have anything to do with running that university for so long is beyond comprehension.

09/09/2018 - 11:52am Was looking up several Pac…

Was looking up several Pac-12 preseason predictions and many had ASU last in the South division. So basically Illinois?

09/09/2018 - 11:45am Sad for Sparty, but the…

Sad for Sparty, but the expected monsoon never materialized.

09/09/2018 - 11:19am Saw a bit of Nebraska. Their…

Saw a bit of Nebraska. Their defense looked improved. But at QB they are standing on a fencepost in the middle of nowhere. The freshman looks talented but he is skinnier than freshman Denard with half the elusiveness and that poor kid is going to get broken in half eventually.

09/08/2018 - 5:06pm People love to say beautiful…

People love to see beautiful passing plays, but a good pass game is the child of a great run game. We need to develop a bruising run game like those of yore, with play action off of it. It would be a thing of beauty to see Shea Patterson setting up behind a great line like the ones Henne had.

09/08/2018 - 5:00pm He's a case of a RB with…

He's a case of a RB with talent who gets better with experience. He takes that extra second to survey the LOS and probe for a hole. He looks smooth because he is smooth at this point. And I agree he should get a couple screens and swings a game.

09/07/2018 - 1:33pm Gameday morning you…

Gameday morning you definitely want to see the drumline performance outside Revelle (sp?) Hall band building near the stadium. They come out before the full band probably around 10:30 for a noon game. There's usually a crowd but you can still get pretty close, and there is even a nice hot dog/hamburger stand right there so you can have your breakfast. Then the band comes out and you can follow them right up to the entrance to the stadium tunnel. Best way to show off the Michigan football tradition.

09/06/2018 - 2:04pm He should not have been put…

He should not have been put in that position. 2nd and goal from the 2? Two TE and fullback and hammer it into the endzone. We were falling ahead for 2-3 yards all game.

09/06/2018 - 1:49pm Same here. Wife can't stand…

Same here. Wife can't stand Gibby's monotone delivery. Not watching much lately anyway. Tigers need to upgrade on Price with somebody younger. And these are all great guys I'm sure but another is Paul Woods on Red Wings radio. Get someone from the recent Cup winning years.

09/05/2018 - 4:05pm Nice to see that the adult…

Nice to see that the adult in charge has some perspective and levity on the matter. We all want to win all the games but that will rarely if ever happen and there are more important things.

09/04/2018 - 1:17pm I'll take some 9-4 years…

I'll take some 9-4 years with the occasional stellar season/championship with an ethical coach like Harbaugh over 15-0 with an asshole like Urban Meyer. Not even close.

09/04/2018 - 1:08pm The key to this is to learn…

The key to this is to learn to enjoy watching the games without any investment in outcome. I haven't actually done this but that is the key. But then one day if we actually win a championship the experience will hit me like first sex.

09/02/2018 - 11:55am I hate to name names because…

I hate to name names because these are college kids, but I did notice ND defenders pouring through our left side like they weren't even being hit. Because they weren't. Being hit.

09/01/2018 - 5:03pm Or Larry Page.

Or Larry Page.

09/01/2018 - 4:58pm "an elaborate system of…

"an elaborate system of inflicting brain traumas on unpaid teenagers that is somehow simultaneously a lawless free-for-all where institutions hide grievous and even unthinkable crimes and an impossibly intricate parallel justice system where players are monitored at all times for accepting a five dollar milk shake with an enforcement branch dedicated to investigating the unauthorized sale of game-worn pants.  The entire thing is something out of Kafka."

It is satisfying when I find that the writings of a learned doctor line up perfectly with my sense of irony and moral outrage. Thanks!

09/01/2018 - 4:55pm Yeoman's work. Lots of…

Yeoman's work. Lots of knowledge. At times I actually get embarrassed watching games with other Michigan fans who don't know nearly as much about the team as I do, all because I read the blog and listen to the podcast.