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Comment 10 Sep 2016

My favorite moment of this game was when one of the announcers talked about the rain in the Forrest Gump voice. If that was McElroy, he wins my September Heisman. 

Comment 25 Aug 2016

Loved watching the very end! It is so satisfying to see the Michigan player's smug satisfaction after the long pass to Manningham at the end, especial because I know what comes next! They thought they had it won.

Their tears are still delicious even after all these years.

Comment 17 Dec 2015

Several weeks back in a Hurry Up (12/1) after Walker had decommitted, Birm wrote this:

Over the summer, the critically acclaimed short story "Decommitment Season: You Chose Too Early" came and went, claiming a number of awards such as "Most Likely to Wear Another Teams' Shirt to Your School" and "Maybe You're Not as Good as We Thought."

Obviously the first reference, wearing another team's shirt, referred to Hall. I was wondering if the second one, "Maybe You're Not as Good as We Thought," was a subtle explanation of what played out with Walker. Maybe as his senior year progressed, our coaches became increasingly skeptical of Walker's abilities to be a game changer at the next level. Essentially they discovered he wasn't as good as they thought or as good as his lofty recruiting ranking would indicate. Thus they felt less compelled to jump through the necessary hoops to coddle his expectations, which in turn led him to look around and eventually decommit.
I have ZERO insiders information. Just my humble speculation
Comment 23 Nov 2015

I was simply asking a question to determine if I was reading his comments correctly. Hence the question mark at the end of the sentence and the further clarifying question, "am I reading that right?"

Would I have said it differently, probably so, but that wasn't why I was asking.  

Comment 23 Nov 2015

So he is sorry for the disruption he's caused and the timing & setting of announcing he's leaving, but he is NOT sorry for criticizing the coaches/play calling or saying that MSU wasn't the better team? Am I reading that right?

Comment 22 Nov 2015

Whenever a losing player immediately declares that the winning team isn't the better team (especially when that winning team lost the turnover battle and gift wrapped the opponent 14 points), it is beyond poor form. It reveals a mindset that I feel has plagued this team the entire season: they simply think they are better than they've played. They regularly seemed to dismiss their unwarranted struggles against inferior opponents, swatting away legitimate criticisms with an air of complacency--"Don't worry; we're fine." 

It isn't the passion that concerns me. It is the underlying arrogance that can lampoon the coaches, dismiss the evident superiority of the winning team, and declare he isn't returning to school immediately in the aftermath of a humiliating loss.

Comment 21 Nov 2015

When he does, he likes to spread the microphones out wide, empty the chairs behind him, and then run a QB draw up the middle.

Comment 21 Nov 2015

They essentially moved Zeke to freaking Fullback for the most important game of the year! Idiots!

Comment 21 Nov 2015

That was the worst offensive game I've ever seen. Seriously, has anyone, ANYONE, been surprised by the 3rd down, empty backfield, qb draw?

Since when did Zeke become our fullback?

Comment 21 Nov 2015

Nope, you're not overreacting: changes need to be made. This offensive staff that is calling plays has lacked coherence, cohesion, and competency. This isn't a one game problem. Remember: we barely beat a directional Illinois school!

(Edit: Not meaning to be snarky to you, I'm just frustrated. I re-read my post, and saw it could have been read as against you, but that's not how I meant it.)

Comment 21 Nov 2015

This offensive staff is broken...period. This entire year we haven't out schemed anyone, just out "athleted" them (inventing words in my frustration). What an atrocious game plan. 

Comment 21 Nov 2015
I'm going to predict the 3 and out: 1. Incomplete pass.; 2. Read option for a few yards; 3 qb run for nothing; 4. Punt
Comment 08 Nov 2015

After Cardale took the sack that resulted in a fumble, Urban looked really frustrated. I thought I saw him saying, in a visibly irritated way, "Throw the ball. Throw the ball."