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Comment 06 Feb 2016

2004 was also bad. We lost to Northwestern, Wiscy, and got totally crushed by Iowa on the road. I think we lost three in a row. We pulled off a late W in East Lansing, but then lost to Purdue in the late 4th quarter. Why has the 2004 suckiness been forgotten? Because suddenly we woke up and kick the butts of Michigan's last big ten champion team by 20-points. 

That's the importance of The Game.  

Comment 05 Feb 2016

This seems like cherry picking to me. I respect your opinion somewhat but it seems you want to lay blame on Coop for some character defect by showing problems that some student-athletes under him had while assuming Tress and Urbs had none. But that's not the case. Under Tress we had a player dismissed for assult and robbery, a QB suspended for accepting money, a kicker dismissed for selling drugs, a star running back suspended for NCAA violations and later went to prison, and spades of DUIs and other problems. This doesn't include Tat-gate. Urban has his own list including his stint at Florida. Should we blame them for all their players do? No. Coaches work with 100s of kids in a career. You can cherry pick events under any coach and say thing. 

Comment 05 Feb 2016

On some forums I go to the mods have a thread explaining deletions, bannings and the like so the members can get a better sense of the rules and how things are judged. It is lots of work though, and it may not be what 11W wants to do, but it is a suggestion. 

Comment 03 Feb 2016

Looking back I think that Earl was too much like Woody in a time that was changing, so they went with Coop who wasn't like Woody enough. Both coaches were great, just were a mismatch with either the program or the times. 

Tressel and Urban have just the right amount of Woody for the times. Of course, they show different aspects of Hayes: Tressel the solid social and moral leader, and Urban the intense disciplinarian. I think this is why those two could put it all together for NCs, the connect with a tradition but also bring in something new. 

Comment 26 Jan 2016

My favorite, as in most laughable, is that Jim Morrison's faked his death and then had cosmetic surgery and became. . . well see this!  http://youtu.be/CZYTAWRyyO8

Comment 09 Jan 2016

It has been going downhill for a long time. Certainly technology has a hand, but I think it is the race to the bottom. There are simply more readers for polemic, trolling articles than for a well written piece. Just look on any sports forum and note how many more threads about some idiot 'writer' slamming the forum's team than threads about beautiful sports writing. 

Not too many talented writers go into sports reporting anymore. I think that many of todays sports writers were just kids who liked sports but had little athletic ability. So they decided to become a sports journalist in order to have a career in something they love. Problem is that they have little talent for writing, nor the passion for words they have for sports, nor do they care to read anything else but sports. So many of today's sports journalist simply can't create quality prose. It is that simple in my opinion. Some of the thoughts I read from sports writers boggles my mind. They are just soooo weird. 

Comment 06 Dec 2015

You are not looking too hard then. Attendance is down, TV rating are down, games are not fun to go to. Some of this is because of one and done, but the regular season in NCAA basketball is pretty meh. Even big ten play was good until they created the big ten tourney, then it went down the drain. 

Comment 06 Dec 2015

No more stupid replays! They ruin the game by slowing it down, damping MO, and they don't get them 109-percent correct anyways. It is a game, it suppost to be entertainment. NC lost because Clemson dominated the line of scrimage, not because of their being no replay.

adding replay to PI is a bad ideal.

Comment 06 Dec 2015

Said team should had fixed their obvious offensive problem before playing one of two teams on their schedule that had a pulse. Said team went .500 against real teams. Said team deserved their fate. The playoff for said team happened two weeks ago, they lost in the first round. They won the consolation game. No need to widen a the playoff system to ridiculous number because some think said team is entitled. This is the real entitle fan, thinking their team is owed a playoff spot without earning it.  

Comment 05 Dec 2015

Clemson is just dominating on both the lines. NC is totally outclassed, except for coaching that is. Dabo has no class; sure the punter deserves an ass chewing, but there is a point what's done is done. I don't think he has what it takes to hold up the trophy. Stoops and Saban will destroy him.

Comment 23 Nov 2015

Umm no, that's not what the article says. It says it is not all because of the PLAY CALLING. The article shows also miss execution by players and defensive excellence by MSU. Whether or not coaches or any one coach is or is not to blame for the failed execution was not mentioned in the article, for that is beyond what film study can say. But a reasonable criticism can be leveled by us. 

Comment 23 Nov 2015

I agree with your conclusion but add that we are worse winners than we are losers. We win and there are too many fans wearing the block O out there waving their genitals around like jack azzes. Then suddenly we lose and it is the end of the program. Come on people get real.

Comment 21 Nov 2015

Both the coaches and players are the reason we lost. The game plan and calling was burning shit, but the players have been under performing all year. MSU wanted it! Our team didn't. 

Comment 21 Nov 2015

Not sure why there is down votes for this. From the start, the warning signs that the celebrity of last January was having an effect on the teams psyche was there. Still wouldn't change a thing if the NC meant this season, but facts are facts: this team suffers from the human, all too human affliction of success--having big heads. 

Comment 21 Nov 2015

You got blasted cause your argument was weird and backwards. If you wanted to be against QB runs than argue against QB runs in feneral, But you said something about Michigan scoring the same with fewer QB runs or something as if just saying that makes any point whatsoever. It was incoherent.    

And you are still wrong--BTW--QB runs didn't lose this game. It was the lack of anything else to set it up, that hurt us offensively. 

Comment 21 Nov 2015

Yep.

It's like pointing out that a foundation of a mansion is cracked and being told you are 'entitled' and 'negative' because 'you can't enjoy the nice house.' Week after week the crack grows bigger and yet "you are negative and spoiled." And the crack never is fixed.

Now the house has collapsed. Good job!  

Comment 08 Nov 2015

One of the strangest post in a long time.

You can't justify a conclusion comparing results of game versus a common opponent. There are too many factors. For instance: did the Rutgers tOSU match make Rutgers give up on the season? Did the Scarlet Knights play getter against the Buckeyes? Ect, ect ect.

Comment 01 Nov 2015

I agree with you. UM's QB is hurt. Go to OT. Don't run a stupid QB sneak. That was the most incomptant coaching I've seen in a long time. They wasted 19-sec the play before