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Comment 2 hours ago

When this kid throws the ball, it seems to magically find the receiver's hands in the perfect location, even when it's not a spiral. 

Hate to say this, but another thing this commitment probably means . . . at this point, Stephen Collier looks like a longshot to play significant minutes at QB for Ohio State.  

Comment 28 Jul 2016

One of my most vivid memories as a kid was the blocked punt/Todd Bell TD against Michigan.

I was very young at the time and, the funny thing is, that is maybe my most "1970s" memory that I can recall. I don't just mean that it literally happened in the 1970s, but that this moment kind of "spiritually" felt like a 1970s moment. Earle Bruce was the coach, yet this game still had the atmospherics of the Ten Year War. In the ten years prior to the '79 version of The Game, Michigan had gone 86-13-3. After this game, Michigan dropped down to earth for the next five seasons, going 42-19. So, this game hasn't a different "feel" in my memory bank than the Ohio State wins in 1982 or 1984.

Comment 26 Jul 2016

MIchigan is coming right now. The problem is, Harbaugh's personality seems to come with an expiration date. The longer that people are around him, the more his quirks, saltiness, defensiveness, etc. start to wear on them. I'm not sure that an organization can endure a leader of this personality type for longer than three or four years . . .  

Comment 22 Jul 2016

I'd assumed - perhaps wrongly - that Brewster was suggesting that we couldn't be sure the witness inside the car was telling the truth, i.e. that it might have been one of Elliott's pals or something. 

Comment 22 Jul 2016

I'm confused about this, though, because I thought it was the '70 team that voted not to go to the Rose Bowl. That Woody agreed to let them have more fun on the trip (the '68 team stayed at a monastery like 50 miles away from Los Angeles), but that 10 minutes before the plane landed, he told the guys they were headed straight for practice. They proceeded to lose to Stanford in a major upset. 

Maybe Woody did this routine twice, though, haha.  

Comment 18 Jul 2016
So, by logical extension, aren't you in favor of banning football altogether?
Comment 14 Jul 2016

After doing some "back of the envelope" projections, based on Michigan's 2016 regular season schedule, I have the O/U on Michigan's regular season wins at 9.5. If my guesstimates are close to accurate, Michigan has about a 3.5 percent chance of going undefeated. Assuming they lose to Ohio State, they have a roughly 10 percent chance of winning all their other games to go 11-1. Assuming they lose to MSU, the chance of going 11-1 would drop to about 7.5 percent. 

When I ran the numbers for a "rebuilding" Ohio State team, the O/U came out to be about 9.75 (which, if I weren't an Ohio State fan, suggests I would bet the over at 9.5 and the under at 10). Ohio State's chances of going undefeated is almost double Michigan's, at about 6 percent.

Granted these numbers are based on my own wild assumptions - guesstimates - but I wouldn't be the least bit interested in betting Michigan to win the national championship at 8/1. I would like to be bet NOT Michigan at 1/8, if anyone's interested?   

Comment 13 Jul 2016

Great comment and, like you, Corey Smith's catch and run against Oregon is still etched in my mind.

What gives me pause, though, is that Brian Robiskie's catch and run against Michigan in 2006 got etched in my mind. I came out of that game convinced that Robiskie was going to be one of the "all-time greats" and, for the next two seasons, I kept waiting around for my mental-picture-version of Robiskie to show up. Well, he was good to very good  at times in 2007 and 2008, but never lived up to my mental picture of him, haha. 

Comment 12 Jul 2016

Some Buckeye fans jumped to conclusions earlier today, calling for Schiano to resign/get fired, based off one piece of hearsay from McQueary, a source with dubious credibility. It was reported that McQueary said that Bradley said that Schiano said that he observed Event A.

A few hours later, both Bradley and Schiano emphatically deny that they'd ever said what McQueary claimed they'd said and emphatically denied that they'd been aware of Event A back when it occurred.

Look, it's possible that both Bradley and Schiano are lying, but absent any evidence supporting his claims, McQueary's deposition is now a pile of garbage.

What's baffling to me is that some of the fans who earlier today called for Schiano to resign/get fired are still doubling down! Guys, it's alright to admit that you were wrong sometimes (and being wrong includes drawing conclusions without any facts). I'm wrong all the time.