Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Michigan's Mario Manningham repeats as Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week

For the second week in a row, the Big Ten Conference announced that University of Michigan sophomore wide receiver Mario Manningham has been named the league's Offensive Player of the Week for football. Manningham received the award for his performance in the Sept. 23 win over Wisconsin.



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Monday, September 25, 2006

Do the Pose Desmond

ESPN College Gameday was in Columbus this weekend for the OSU-Penn State game. I so wanted Desmond Howard to strike the Heisman pose to antagonize the OSU fans booing him whenever they showed a close up of him.



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Sunday, September 24, 2006

Michigan State: embarrassment to Big Ten

Don't believe the media - Brady Quinn did nothing noteworthy to save Notre Dame's pathetic football program nor to salvage his Heisman hopes. Michigan State and John L. Smith self-destructed in the final quarter to gift wrap this victory for the Irish. What MSU did was a complete embarrassment to the Big Ten. How do you come out and play another game after completely falling apart against Notre Dame? That whole team needs psychological counseling. The Spartans have zero mental toughness. Or perhaps, it was just John L. Smith's play calling at the end of the game that did them in. MSU can just pack it in for the rest of the year. Maybe they should just do themselves and the Big Ten a favor and end their football program altogether.

Now idiots like Lee Corso and Lou Holtz are claiming that Brady Quinn is back in the Heisman race and Notre Dame will run the table up to the USC game. Holtz went so far to say that Notre Dame would beat USC. ND will be lucky to beat Purdue next week at home. If anyone watched that game and thought that Notre Dame was a good football team, they must be fan-goggling. If I were a Notre Dame player, I would be ashamed to be celebrating that "victory." ND players did nothing to earn it. The sad thing is - they don't realize that.

Friday, September 22, 2006

For Entertainment Purposes - The Line, 9/22/06

Here's the Line and Over/Under for this weekend's Big Ten match ups:


FAVORITE            LINE    O/U        UNDERDOG


at Ohio State            16 1/2    46            Penn State


at Michigan               13 1/2    42            Wisconsin


Notre Dame                3         60            at Michigan State


Iowa                           21        48            at Illinois


Minnesota                    3        63 1/2      at Purdue


Go Blue!


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Michigan State fans engaged in full blown bacchanal last time ND came to East Lansing

The 2004 night game between Michigan State and Notre Dame created the opportunity for a full day of tailgating before the game. The drunken revelry resulted in 85 arrested and an alleged sexual assault.

Wonder how the fans will handle the night game and day of tailgating this year?

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Notre Dame will bounce back

No, Notre Dame will win, and from here on out, I'm a big ND fan. The more they win, the more impressive UM's pounding of them will be. Plus, gotta root for fellow Dubliner Brady Quinn.

ND 24 - MSU 13

Will Notre Dame get torched again?

Any predictions?

MSU 35 - ND 28

Stanton had 198 yards passing and 105 yards rushing last week. That double threat may be too much for Notre Dame defense. Wonder how Michigan will hold up against Stanton's running ability - could be a good gauge for the Troy Smith matchup later.

A little YouTube Treat

Michigan lands Lamphere High School senior wide receiver James Rogers

C & G reports that Lamphere H.S. senior wide receiver James Rogers has verbally committed to the University of Michigan.



The Lamphere co-captain entered the [Michigan football] camp along with some 2,000 of the finest talents in America, including the Wolverines’ No. 1 recruit, quarterback Ryan Mallett, out of Texas.


With pass after pass, it was Mallett to Rogers, who outworked other receivers and burned many a defensive back with the help of his 4.3 second, 40-yard dash speed.



Sounds like there are more exciting times to come in A Squared.


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Tressel has U of M's Number

The pendulum swung to the U of M during the 1990s, wherein Mr. Cooper was Michigan's whipping boy, and it swings back now.

Tressel has your number, and howling about it won't help.

For the record

Fellow blogger Eric E. Willison, OSU scum that he is, fondly recalls the day that I called for Lloyd Carr's head.  Problem is, this never happened.  It's just a figment of his demented imagination.  So if you ever read in this blog a reference by Mr. Willison that I wanted to see Coach Carr fired, don't believe him.


Go Blue.


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Monday, September 18, 2006

Michigan scares OSU fans after Notre Dame Beating

Thinking they owned the college football world, Ohio State fans have another thing comin' after Michigan beat up Notre Dame at Notre Dame on Saturday. While Notre Dame is always overrated, beating them at their house is always quite an accomplishment. Of course, Michigan State will put another a-sbeating on Notre Dame this Saturday and thus make Michigan's victory seem less impressive. But for now, Ohio State fans, players and coaches have to be sweating and re-evaluating their conference title hopes which, heretofore, had to have been a foregone conclusion, at least, in their minds.

Also of note, Ohio State does not possess the number 1 defense against the rush. Currently, Michigan does, giving up just 21 yards a game. That has to be a blow to their collective psyche.

OSU's remaining football schedule:

Sat, Sep 23rd, 2006 Penn State 12:10
Sat, Sep 30th, 2006 at Iowa 8:00
Sat, Oct 7th, 2006 Bowling Green 12:10
Sat, Oct 14th, 2006 at Michigan State 12:00
Sat, Oct 21st, 2006 Indiana 12:10
Sat, Oct 28th, 2006 Minnesota 3:30
Sat, Nov 4th, 2006 at Illinois 12:00
Sat, Nov 11th, 2006 at Northwestern 7:00
Sat, Nov 18th, 2006 Michigan 12:10

Where does the upset lie?

Michigan's remaining schedule:

Sat., Sep. 23 Wisconsin Ann Arbor Noon ESPN
Sat., Sep. 30 Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minn. 7:00 p.m. CDT TBA
Sat., Oct. 7 Michigan State Ann Arbor 4:30 p.m. ESPN
Sat., Oct. 14 Penn State
State College, Pa. 8:00 p.m. ABC
Sat., Oct. 21 Iowa Ann Arbor TBA
Sat., Oct. 28 Northwestern Ann Arbor Noon TBA
Sat., Nov. 4 Ball State Ann Arbor TBA
Sat., Nov. 11 Indiana
Bloomington, Ind. TBA
Sat., Nov. 18 Ohio State
Columbus, Ohio 3:30 p.m. ABC

Both teams could go undefeated until the big game.