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11/13/2018 - 8:42pm Everyone in the top 10 won. …

Everyone in the top 10 won.  Hard to justify moving OSU up, even if they did have the "best" win in that group.  

11/12/2018 - 5:55pm Do you know if he traveled…

Do you know if he traveled to Rutgers?  I certainly get him not playing most of the season/most games, as there's 4 very good RBs in front of him, but he was noticeably absent during the bench emptying portion of the game saturday.

11/12/2018 - 3:27pm I was surprised not to see…

I was surprised not to see him this game, since it seems like every other RB on the travel squad got a carry in the 4th quarter.  Wonder if he's hurt or something.

11/09/2018 - 6:12pm Hey man, Will Hart needs…

Hey man, Will Hart needs some scrimmage time too.  And we want to pad those total punt yardage numbers.  

11/09/2018 - 6:08pm It won't be played out until…

It won't be played out until we beat OSU and MSU. 

11/09/2018 - 6:07pm Is changing their name to…

Is changing their name to try and get an old rich dude to donate to the school in his will, and then said old dude not giving them a dime, the most Rutger thing possible?

11/09/2018 - 6:04pm You know, I was going to…

You know, I was going to give the benefit of the doubt and assume it was an abbreviation for "probable", that OP was just adapting some stats notations for this.  But...yeah, that's likely overly generous.  

11/09/2018 - 3:06pm I wonder (assume?) if this…

I wonder (assume?) if this is the first ever in season cyan-to-dangerman transition?

11/09/2018 - 2:27pm Your scenario is plausible. …

Your scenario is plausible.  I would rather, however, beat OSU and not have to worry about it.  

11/08/2018 - 12:28pm Not that long ago 

Seventy…

Not that long ago 

Seventy Eight to Zero 

This year, even more 

11/08/2018 - 12:21pm Seconded.   We love you here…

Seconded.   We love you here Umbig11!

11/07/2018 - 3:44pm Let's Bang!

Let's Bang!

11/07/2018 - 3:14pm Points are working posbang? 

Points are working posbang? 

11/02/2018 - 6:09pm No, but 2027 recruiting…

No, but 2027 recruiting rankings look REAL promising 

11/02/2018 - 3:18pm 100% go to the Cousin's game…

100% go to the Cousin's game.  Michigan football is our passion and all, but family (or at least, family you don't actively dislike) should always trump that.

11/02/2018 - 1:01pm I don't "like" to bet on…

I don't "like" to bet on opponents, but I've made a few emotional hedge bets in my time.  It takes some potential sting off a painful game.  

11/02/2018 - 12:47pm I'm glad I'm not the only…

I'm glad I'm not the only one.  I report that awful thing as offensive every time it pops up and yet I can't make it go away.  

 

Also, what garbage shirt company thought people would actually want that?

11/02/2018 - 12:22pm That's not true though. …

That's not true though.  There's a huge statistical correlation between pre-season ranking and final ranking.  Teams that start high get a big benefit of the doubt, even in losses.  Teams that start low need to "prove it" and drop a lot more if they lose because they got "exposed".  Yes, rankings have no bearing on how the team performs, but preseason rankings (at least AP type stuff, less so the preseason RPI/BPI which is more mechanical and also stupid) absolutely impact the team's eventual rankings.  

11/01/2018 - 6:47pm Sad.  I loved his SI columns…

Sad.  I loved his SI columns back in the day, and he was one of the first writers to really elevate my understanding of the game.  I know he's been a bad place physically since the stroke but still really sad to hear.  

11/01/2018 - 1:50pm I'll be honest, that…

I'll be honest, that response makes me like Franklin more.  Every coach in America was applauding at that response.   

 

Also, based on that reaction, McSorely is super hurt.  

11/01/2018 - 1:21pm If he'd take the job I'd be…

If he'd take the job I'd be in favor of it.  A little weird to come back to the place you used to be HC at as a position coach, but as you say, he was a player and parent favorite and knows his DL.  

11/01/2018 - 1:19pm According to Dennis Dodd (a…

According to Dennis Dodd (a source, admittedly, with impeccable credentials and insider knowledge /s), no, he's not.

 

https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/maryland-coaching-candidates-mike-locksley-greg-schiano-among-those-to-replace-dj-durkin/

10/31/2018 - 6:33pm Had this at a friend’s…

Had this at a friend’s wedding a few years back.  Reese’s s’mores are on a whole other level.  

10/30/2018 - 8:22pm Because we've seen Bama get…

Because we've seen Bama get a ludicrous amount of benefit of the doubt in the past and still, for reasons that may or may not be rational, believe past events indicate future outcome.  Is it possible a 1 loss non-champion Bama gets left out?  Sure.  But it's possible they steal a spot, whereas there is zero chance of a 2 loss LSU taking one.  So let's cheer for the outcome that gives the committee the least opportunity to be dumb.  

10/30/2018 - 8:19pm That's a fair point.  1 loss…

That's a fair point.  1 loss ND may or may not be ahead of us, 0 loss ND definitely is ahead of us.  So go Wildcats!

10/30/2018 - 7:55pm Definitely want Bama to beat…

Definitely want Bama to beat LSU.  Knocks them out from ahead of us, and minimizes the chances of Bama not making the SEC title game, since we all know they'd get into the playoffs notwithstanding that.

 

ND vs. NW is kinda a push.  NW winning makes our one loss a little worse, and one of our wins a little better.  

 

Other than that, cheer against any of the top 10 or 15 1 loss teams to get another L.  If we win out everything should work out, but the fewer teams with a plausible stake on a spot the less opportunity for the committee to be dumb.  

10/30/2018 - 1:06pm My predictions for first…

My predictions for first ranking

Bama

Clemson 

ND

LSU

Michigan

Oklahoma

Georgia 

Washington State 

OSU

Kentucky 

10/29/2018 - 3:54pm Don't make fun of the poor…

Don't make fun of the poor guy's inability to spell.  That was aloe blow.  

10/29/2018 - 1:57pm Most hilarious stat I saw…

Most hilarious stat I saw about this (via Adam Schefter): this is now SIX STRAIGHT Browns head coaches fired the week after Cleveland's second game against the Steelers.

10/29/2018 - 1:55pm Both turns out.  Haley fired…

Both turns out.  Haley fired too.  

10/26/2018 - 1:03pm I'm hoping for more…

I'm hoping for more stratification and separation between the tiers.  I want Bama to destroy LSU and Clemson to destroy FSU.  I want Georgia, Texas, and Oklahoma to lose, to minimize the chances of a Big 12 winner taking a bid. ND I want to either win out or lose two or three games - them dropping 1 game doesn't really help us.   Basically, I want Michigan, Bama, and Clemson to win out and everyone else in  the top 10 to take one or two more losses, to minimize the chance of some  weird ass team jumping us or a good team like Bama or Clemson dropping one and getting the chance to give their conference two bids.  

10/25/2018 - 10:43pm I was at a wedding last…

I was at a wedding last weekend with a couple Penn State guys, and they thought I was a crazy person for saying Franklin was a crappy in-game tactical coach.  My friend who just started at PSU this year hasn't been back yet,  but I'll ask her what she thinks when I do.  But based on my (very limited) sample size, the fans love him.   

10/25/2018 - 9:06pm (A) some people actually…

(A) some people actually like those conditions (I'm not one of them but I know they exist), particularly if they grew up in them and (B) if only other cities with more consistent, temperate climates than those exist.  But I guess Southern California broke off the west coast when I wasn't looking, and vast other stretches of the southern states that don't have the miserable humidity just vanished.  

10/25/2018 - 2:21pm I plan on going to a concert…

I plan on going to a concert on saturday, and have been a bit more productive at work this week since I have less mgoblog content to read.  Maybe catch up on some other TV or reading this weekend.

10/24/2018 - 8:08pm Live somewhere else during…

Live somewhere else during the offseason. 

10/24/2018 - 8:07pm I get it.  You're not…

I get it.  You're not playing football 24/7, and while maybe you don't have any issue toughing it out during the game, you don't want to walk to class in slush and sleet in February.  

10/24/2018 - 1:13pm I started going when I was…

I started going when I was that young.  Just prepare yourself to follow the whims of a 5 year old in terms of leaving early, bathroom breaks, food, etc.  Nothing unsafe or risky about bringing them though, and I feel like that would be a super exciting birthday for a 5 year old Michigan fan.  

10/22/2018 - 6:09pm Link (I assume it's premium…

Link (I assume it's premium on 247 but maybe to the FB?)?  That would really suck if so, though it would partially explain Stueber getting in Saturday.  We need all the bullets possible for tackle next year, and he sure seemed like a high upside option.  

10/22/2018 - 5:41pm Assuming those are my only…

Assuming those are my only two choices, commando is the obvious answer.

10/22/2018 - 5:16pm (A) We're not doing the…

(A) We're not doing the latter if we don't do the former (B) this is some little brother mindset crap.  Do I want to beat Ohio?  Obviously.  But our team's goal isn't "beat that one guy we don't like", it's "win Big Ten and National titles".  Beating OSU is a stepping stone, a necessary step in that process, but the goal is and always should be compete for a National Title.  

10/18/2018 - 1:02pm Forecast bad weather 

Forecast bad weather 

Murderwolf does not fear rain

Sparty can't escape

10/17/2018 - 7:55pm Bummed, thought he had a ton…

Bummed, thought he had a ton of upside.  Anyone know if this is just a playing time transfer or something else?

10/17/2018 - 2:31pm Here's the thing, if we lose…

Here's the thing, if we lose to MSU and win out, we might not win the B1G.  MSU only has 1 loss in conference, so say we lose this and both win out, we're staying home. Now obviously that means we expect a team that lost to Arizona State and Northwestern to win out but its on the table.  Based on the way the schedule has shake out, this game is exceptionally important, even grading on the MSU-game curve.  

 

I still think OSU is probably more important, but if we want to be in position to play for a B1G title, this game is a must-win.  

10/15/2018 - 2:01pm My pessimism comes purely…

My pessimism comes purely from BPONE and the general bloodymindedness of the universe that seems to favor the scummy teams like MSU (especially MSU).  Statistically and talent-wise, there's no reason we shouldn't roll this game, but I've long ago stopped expecting things like logic, skill, and historical performance to hold any meaning in this game.  

10/12/2018 - 7:44pm Gotta get the kids watching…

Gotta get the kids watching somehow.

10/12/2018 - 5:58pm That'd be to our benefit…

That'd be to our benefit though.  The line is moving so much because bets keep coming in on Michigan, and Vegas is trying desperately to force action the other way.  I guess the sharps could be seeing this movement and waiting to pounce on Wisconsin at the peak of the line movement tomorrow sometime, but I think it's just as likely they're the ones moving the line.  It's certainly not the BPONE-infused fan base who is convinced that Michigan being favored is a portent of doom.  

10/10/2018 - 5:17pm That's real kind of you to…

That's real kind of you to include Nebraska in the "not a tomato can" group. 

10/10/2018 - 3:11pm My mind goes to Vincent…

My mind goes to Vincent Smith more than Hart (probably because I have such fond memories of Smith's blitz pickups), but yeah, he's definitely in that mold.  

10/08/2018 - 7:27pm We'll miss you around here…

We'll miss you around here Ace, and best wishes and hope for your health.  Get some rest, recover, and come out stronger than ever.

10/08/2018 - 1:01pm My favorite one of these is …

My favorite one of these is "Wow. That offense is bad. Like, some kind of special bad, the kind reserved for murderers and folks that talk in the theater."  Because it's ripping off a Firefly quote, except in the show its "the kind reserved for child molesters and people who talk at the theater."  I guess in light of recent conduct at MSU, condemning child molesters is a path they're not quite willing to tread.