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Started by grumbler, September 05, 2021, 05:53:06 PM

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PDH

Quote from: grumbler on November 26, 2022, 05:16:25 PM
Quote from: PDH on November 26, 2022, 04:24:58 PMSomething tells me Grumbler is going to down an entire amphora of wine he has been saving since the end of "The March Upcountry"

Wasshat yu sayyyy?
:cheers:
I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.
-Umberto Eco

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"I'm pretty sure my level of depression has nothing to do with how much of a fucking asshole you are."

-CdM

grumbler

That game went nothing like I expected, and nothing like any Michigan game this year.  Michigan is a grind-em-down offense... that completed only 13 passes this game, about what you'd expect.  What I didn't expect was that those 12 passes would go for 278 yards!  Michigan's offense was not unleashing haymakers like that until today.  I didn't even think that they could.  When it was clear that Blake Corum's injury was still keeping him out of play, I thought Michigan was toast.  But the staff had a whole different bag of tricks prepared for that eventuality, and the rest of the offense was ready to step up.  Crucially, they kept alive their remarkable stat for limiting turnovers.  In twelve games, they have had only six turnovers.

What I only hoped for was that Michigan's defensive staff would continue to be brilliant at halftime adjustments.  They came through.  Only two conference opponents scored more than 3 points in the second half against Michigan this year.  Ohio state was not one of those two.  Michigan better break out the money cannons to fire at their assistants and position coaches.

Buckeye writer Tony Gerdman made a very interesting comment after the game last year

QuoteWhen the Wolverines beat the Buckeyes nine days ago, a sleeping giant was awakened.

But we won't know until next year if that giant was Michigan or Ohio State.

Now we know.
The future is all around us, waiting, in moments of transition, to be born in moments of revelation. No one knows the shape of that future or where it will take us. We know only that it is always born in pain.   -G'Kar

Bayraktar!

grumbler

Quote from: PDH on November 26, 2022, 05:34:08 PM
Quote from: grumbler on November 26, 2022, 05:16:25 PM
Quote from: PDH on November 26, 2022, 04:24:58 PMSomething tells me Grumbler is going to down an entire amphora of wine he has been saving since the end of "The March Upcountry"

Wasshat yu sayyyy?
:cheers:

I wasn't kidding.  I am home, now, so getting spectacularly drunk is in the cards.  This win is even sweeter than last year's win.  Buckeye tears taste like honey.  They lost at home by a bunch and now have to hope someone saves them to get into the playoff.  Been there, done that, and I'm utterly delighted to see the shoe on the other foot.
The future is all around us, waiting, in moments of transition, to be born in moments of revelation. No one knows the shape of that future or where it will take us. We know only that it is always born in pain.   -G'Kar

Bayraktar!

PDH

Nor was I kidding...okay, maybe a bit about the amphora as I doubt you kept it intact after last year...but I know the feeling (if less often than you do).

I remember the win vs ranked Boise State to basically cement the Mountain Division in 2016, but I remember very little of the following hours.  Also, the opening day win vs Missouri in 2019 was a high.
I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.
-Umberto Eco

-------
"I'm pretty sure my level of depression has nothing to do with how much of a fucking asshole you are."

-CdM

Valmy

Kansas lost so Texas' season ends in failure to win the Big 12 once again.

On to the Alamo Bowl against UCLA or Oregon.

The defense suddenly got really good towards the end of the season and it is a pretty young unit. That maybe bodes well for next year...but a lot can change during the off season. We'll see.

TCU better win and help keep Ohio State and Alabama out of the playoffs.
Quote"This is a Russian warship. I propose you lay down arms and surrender to avoid bloodshed & unnecessary victims. Otherwise, you'll be bombed."

Zmiinyi defenders: "Russian warship, go fuck yourself."

grumbler

Best thread title I've seen so far on the Michigan-Ohio State game:
QuoteThe North Remembers*




*for the non-USAians:  Ohio State's athletic department and many fans have this affectation where they refuse to say the word "Michigan" (although they forget about that when they refer to Michigan State) and just refer to "that school up north."
The future is all around us, waiting, in moments of transition, to be born in moments of revelation. No one knows the shape of that future or where it will take us. We know only that it is always born in pain.   -G'Kar

Bayraktar!

Eddie Teach

To sleep, perchance to dream. But in that sleep of death, what dreams may come?

grumbler



She mispronounced "Day" as "Frey" but she had the right sentiment.

There are no good pictures of House Day choking, alas.
The future is all around us, waiting, in moments of transition, to be born in moments of revelation. No one knows the shape of that future or where it will take us. We know only that it is always born in pain.   -G'Kar

Bayraktar!