It is entertainment!
We are all complete homers, but that is OK (best Al Franken voice). I do like Urban as the underdog, but I do feel the team will have to play a very good game to win.
That article said that each team in the final four made 6 million for their conference. Is it just me, or did we get more for a BCS bowl?
nevermind, just did a little research and saw BCS like 18 million per team figures.
My nagging pessimism is full throttle at the moment. I have a bad feeling we end up in a pseudo consolation game against Baylor in Cotton.
Can someone explain to me why in this discussion of non conference games, we don't get any credit for wins over UC (a conference co-champ) and Navy? The closest thing both TCU and Baylor can offer is a team we beat.
Sounds like most CEO's. This one came with a maize parachute I guess
I saw the Badger players all wearing their division champ stuff, but don't remember our guys doing the same. The division thing is nice, but rings should be reserved for conference championships. To your point, we have those division trophies locked down, let's go get some real hardware.
This team is gonna hear all week about being under dogs and how Melvin Gordon is going to put up big numbers in his effort to win the Heisman. Add on top that we will be punished by polls and committee for losing our QB and I expect Urban to have them fired up on Saturday. I can see the D playing the best game of the year.
In the end, just win. The BIG Championship does not depend on style points or the perception of others. The conference championship can be won on the field and it should be remembered that it has been 4 years without a trophy in the case at the Woody Hayes. Whether it is a big win or small one, I think with the Barrett injury, we are gonna need help. If that help comes, we better make sure we have at least one more point than Wisconsin.
You have to wonder what is going on in Nussmeier's head. He goes from OC at Bama to looking for a job in two years. That must have been one hell of a sales job by Hoke.
Expect their best, cause that is what we are going to get. I do get the sense this year that if we can get on them by a few scores early they might be inclined to quit. Heaven help them if that happens, because we know that Urban will have no mercy for them.
PS- Here is to JT making it 4 in a row as QB
I get the Troy v TP comparison, but you have to give the edge to Troy based on the quality of the 3 UM teams he beat. The argument could be made that Pryor faced three of the weakest teams in UM history coached by Rich Rod.
The 04 game was an explosion of offense that many did not see coming and was classic Big Game Tress. 05 was great because you knew how painful it was for them the way we snatched victory from the jaws of defeat. 06 goes down in the anals as one of the greatest Games ever.
Ia believe TP would probably have won those three as well, but unfortunately in this case, it was Troy who got the opportunity and thrust himself firmly in the history books. Edge to Troy
While a fan of Skull Session (free). I have only gone a few times in my 30+ years of going to games. I prefer to tailgate and position myself for the team and band going over to the Shoe. In my opinion, the one thing you can't miss is the ramp entrance and the bands pre game performance. For Michigan, this will likely include Script Ohio. I caution about trying to squeeze too many things into the morning as I think just savoring the environment outside the stadium is special. Either way, it will be a memory you will never forget. You can only go to your first game once.
Here is a novel concept. Cut the piped in music and let the band play. They don't call them the best for nothing. I
I got halfway to Columbus and after numerous traffic jams and accidents said fuck it and went home. Last thing I needed was to end up in a ditch with my kids in the car.
wish we could get FSU to enact some of there guidelines. No rules there.
I still think we need some help. I think the rankings will be.
3. Florida State
4. Mississippi St.
5. TCU or Baylor
Those smart men in Vegas must know something. My first instinct was that it had something to do with the point shaving rumors, but then realized they probably would have taken down the line if they really felt that to be the case.
Pretty sure a stadium dog saved my life at halftime of the 84 UM game. I was a little too aggressive that morning and a buddy brought one back for me. It was mushed (from being carried in his pocket) and lacking mustard, but it was the best damn dog I ever had. LOL!
I took it the same way. It seemed more a lack of intensity and hunger, than skin color.
Prior to TV taking over, the start time for every non televised (which was the vast majority) game was 1:30. TV games were the exception and it seemed to depend on the network. When CBS televised the games, I remember games starting at 2:30. I don't remember noon being a problem in 02. We could play those bastards at 6 am and I wouldn't have a problem getting to the stadium. I get the fact that students now have lots of things to distract them, but I can remember (barely) leaving a party as the sun was coming up, running back to my apartment to get a quick shower and the light weight traveler to sneak into the game. The thought of missing a game or leaving early was never something we even contemplated.
Thank God it is at noon. The temp will drop to the teens once the sun goes down
Noon is just fine by me. Traditionally, we will get less competition at that time from a TV standpoint. Some fond memories from childhood would be watching the double header of OSU v UM, followed by USC v UCLA as the Rose Bowl play in games.
So.....if Kate Upton came on to you.......
You're PTSD is so bad, you forgot we won twice! Three times if you go by Gee standards. LOL!
Actually, there is nothing remotely funny about any of that.