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Saturday, September 08, 2007

Michigan-Oregon Open Thread

Dear Football Gods,

Please, please, please let this be a more enjoyable open thread than last week's.

Sincerely,

The MZone Staff

UPDATE: After 1st Oregon Drive - was that a noise penalty that caused the false start which negated their TD?! Others tell me no.

* 85 yard TD pass...nice going, defense.

* Anybody see the "key play" on that last Oregon 3rd down at end of 1st Quarter and the closed mouths? Anybody able to get a screen capture and send it my way?

HALFTIME: The boos as the team ran off said it all. This is even more embarrassing than last week if that is even possible.

To take your mind off the joke in maize and blue, we may need an entire week's worth of "healing" pictures such as these from Mr. P and Mike...





Even those don't help.

62 comments:

whetstonebuck said...

So, is the flux capacitor in working order?

Jim Harbaugh Scramble said...

LETS GO BLUE!

Can't wait for kickoff.

Yost said...

All 1.21 Gigawatts, WSB.

oldwestside said...

Actually, it is Jigawatts. Hello McFly!!!

thedude said...

it's 7 AM and we michigan students are getting started- obviously we are not the ones wagging our keys at the game.

GO BLUE, ROAST DUCK FOR DINNER BABY

Bo said...

It's time to silence (well, at least down to key-jingling decibel levels) our critics with an impressive win. All I'm asking for is that we win by at least 173 pts, hold them to -52 yards, and kill at least two of their players with our maniacly aggressive defense. I want Lloyd yelling so #@%$ing loud that he breaks 4 blood vessels in his head... GOOOO BLUUUUUUUUUE!!!!

Dezzi said...

I'm wondering right now if I'll need more cold beer.

If Michigan is losing badly... I'll drink a lot... if they're winning... I'll drink a lot....

Have to go put more beer in the fridge!

TitleIX said...

the students have started early around town....all in maize, with beer pong and corn hole all around. Pace yourselves kids, pace yourselves!

heading out myself to tailgate soon. Andy Mignery (former tight end here at Michigan and with the Patriots) does the radio analysis on game day. Expect Oregon to stack the box forcing Henne to find his receivers in man-to-man coverage. He couldn't do it last week, so let's see if he can get into a rhythm today....
Also, TE play is suspect. As AM said, Massey played "par" last week w/r/t blocking, releasing, and as we all know catching.

I didn't have the stomach to listen for the defensive evaluation.
Lemme just say, you heard it here first, it's going to take the D a full quarter or quarter and a half to 'get it'. If Oregon is smart they'll run a zillion crossing patterns right thru that GAPING hole in our D at about 8-12 yards out over the center and score score score. The D-line is key...(in my humble opinion) since with the spread you CAN NOT give the QB time to cherry pick the defense.

SOOOOO
If the real Chad Henne shows today we are good.
If the D-line can get some rushes/sacks we are good.
If not, we'll be on the receiving end of "fuck a duck"

Sorry kids, I know that I should be all gung ho and Michigan proud, but the truth is the truth and I'm waiting for them to SHOW UP and show me some Meeeechigan football.

Game time weather is gorgeous after t-storms thru the area overnight. Sun screen, shorts, and a hat are in order.

Shit...now I'm Jillian Barbiere

AHHHH
GO BLUE!!!!

Yes, I'll have another said...

I just checked in with my friends who are tailgating at the golf course. They say it's a somber mood, which I guess is to be expected. But C'MON! Fire up!! It's fucking SATURDAY!

And now it's time for prayer:

Dear Baby Jesus,

Please make the Florida Gators impotent and give the men from Troy great strength beyond their modest limits. Give us anything to deflect the BJ fest the national media has slurped out of Boone, NC this week.

Go Troy.

And GO BLUE!

MGoBlue93 said...

Holy shit... it's tOSU 3, Akron 2 at the half!

whetstonebuck said...

Calm down, MGB.

Kindness is its own reward.

god of the whoppers said...

and it's off

looking good so far

amaizeingblue12 said...

Go Blue!

whetstonebuck said...

2 pt. conversion?

Lack of respect. That's an in-your-face play.

Katie said...

ACK!! You all need to post more details.....I am in San Francisco without TV or Radio!! Give a girl a few details!

Jim said...

First person who says anything about speed, drinks...

MGoBlue93 said...

Katie...

Try this or this link

Oregon is throwing everything including the kitchen sink at Henne right now. For the most part Henne is actually doing a good job with the blitz.

Mike Hart looks possessed.

The D doesn't look so hot. Dixon is dumping passes off left and right and OU's running backs haven't been tackled on the first stop yet... they keep getting yards after the first hit.

god of the whoppers said...

it is on gamecast on espn.com
11-7 now, getting close to the endzone early in the 2nd

Katie said...

Cool, much better than ESPN Gamecast...Thank you! I only have until 5pm EST, then back to work.......I will be praying!

GO BLUE!!!

Katie said...

I think I am going to be sick.............

noah said...

somone apparantly forgot to teach the D what a tackle looks like...this is horrible

PrivateHops said...

I'm working on my shirt of the Penn St. game right now.

Anyone like this one?

http://www.zazzle.com/joepaterno_joe_pais_a_faux_pas_shirt-235574891860899508

I stole the down in front is not a cheer line. I'm a bad man.

This game is sucking, Hart looks like Adonis though.

god of the whoppers said...

a glimmer?...

god of the whoppers said...

no

TideDruid said...

I understand how some of the Michigan fans feel. I remember days and seasons like this one.

Ryan said...

ouch, sorry guys. "Boise would be jealous"

Jim said...

They're toying with us now. It's like they're just trying stuff out, for fun. Like you'd do with your little cousin.

There was something inside of me that wanted to believe that last week was an anomaly, but we may actually be that bad.

We have to stop playing now. Is there a mercy rule?

whetstonebuck said...

That had to hurt. Oregon wants to put a nail in before the half.

MGoBlue93 said...

Who switched the Wolverines for the Detroit Lions?

Could even ND be beaten with a performance like this?

Gerbeel Haamster said...

32-7


2nd quarter.

Right now Oregon would be beating OSU too....

I don't think anybody in the B-10 could hang with this, but UofM looks like an out-of-shape heavyweight....

Adam said...

I hate Lloyd Carr and Chad Henne. Bill Martin needs to douche

MarkMack said...

Bring on the boobies! I want to see nothing but fake tits from this point on. Thanks LLoyd

god of the whoppers said...

i don't think carr throws bad passes/missing tackles/not catching passes

whetstonebuck said...

Ooooohhhh. The home crowd is booing.

MarkMack said...

This one is on the team. Not Carr. He can only call the plays but the players need to be executed....err need to execute the plays

Gerbeel Haamster said...

Booed on your home court.

Slow, slow, slow.

No respect.

616goblue said...

Yost, I feel ill...32-7 at half...let's hope, errrrrr, PRAY, for a comeback like against the Spartans in 04...Please Bo up in heaven, help out the boys...

Jim said...

haamster...drink.

Lloyd might as well be playing. I got really excited when I thought Mallet was going in. Reminds me of my freshmen year against ND when the whole stadium started chanting...Elvis! Elvis!...just to give us *something* to cheer about after two Rocket kick return TDs.

Gerbeel Haamster said...

I am. Drinking. Bloody Mary. With shrimp salad. Yummmm.

UofM bad. Ducks good.

Roast Wolverine. New dish.

Crock said...

did an era die with Bo?
this is why I don't watch the Lions.

gunny said...

Even money that Lllloyd actually left the stadium during halftime, possibly headed to the animal shelter....

Adam said...

gunny, you are definitely drunk...nice.

lovinum said...

Ugly. Just plain ugly.

Jim said...

Anyone want to bet Henne's got a phantom injury?

lovinum said...

Dixon for Heisman (WTF???)

BARman said...

At this rate, is it possible Michigan will go win-less this year!?!!?? Jesus.

Kraut said...

I think this is the worst Michigan team I have seen in the 20+ years I have been watching them. So much for my prediction of a 55-35 win for Michigan ... I was definitely drinking the Kool-Aid.

So, for the first time in a long time this question has two possible answers ...

Who will win more games this season? UM or the Detroit Lions?

dtw2phx said...

Crock - I think you're right on the money.

This is absolutely pathetic.

oregonfan said...

uuummm good. Oregon pinot noir and roasted wolverine..

Adam said...

Stupid Michigan. This should guarantee Lloyd's dismissal. I am embarrassed. Time to bring in someone from the outside.

dtw2phx said...

Damn...this is like one of the biblical signs of armageddon!

I'll take locusts anyday.

Jim said...

Seriously, don't they have tosu boards?

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oregonfan said...

Buuurrrrrrp. Oh, excuse me! That was good.

Harrison Clifford said...

WE NEED MORE PICS!!!! (642 OF THEM) LET THE HEALING COMMENCE!!!

Erik said...

I'm not sure what makes me more frustrated, the fact that the score wasn't even as bad as the game was (Oregon easily left 21 points on the field), the fact that classless piece of shit Matthews decided to be not just a loser but a sore loser, or that Matthews was still playing immediately after.

Shameful on every level.

ohio_guy said...

dear God, what the hell happened to UM. They are embarrassing the hell out of the Big Ten

lovinum said...

I would have to say the most pathetic moment of the game was the 4th quarter when the Michigan defense stopped Oregon on the goal line, then celebrated as they left the field, DOWN 39-7! I wonder what they said as they jubilantly left the field of battle???? "Yeah baby, you're going nowhere on 4th! Now our potent offense takes over! YEAH BABY!"
Pathetic.

Some "healing" is definitely in order!

surrounded in columbus said...

Nothing left to do but start picking out a new coach. After this, the rest is just details.

Tim said...

Honestly where do we go from here?

As of right now ND is giving Penn St. a game. Yes, ND doesn't run a spread offense, but in reality all fat boy has to do is have his wrs cross and our dbs will let them run by.

The announcers said it, posters here have said it, no one respects Michigan anymore.

Thank you Lloyd and your coaching staff for destroying a century of tradition over the past few years, but especially the past four games.

OSU, USC, any bowl opponent, now App. St. and Oregon have made us their bitches.

An honest question...how many games must we lose before someone on this staff is fired? How many before Carr resigns?

Are you prepared Michigan fans to revisit the 1960's in terms of number of losses? If we have to I hope we can get a new Bo like we did in 69'.

I live in Baton Rouge and let me tell you the coach you want from LSU is not Les Miles rather it is Bo Pelini. Miles is a Michigan man and that (I'm afraid) is just going to lead to more of the same.

616goblue said...

yost, please even your "healing" posts wont help - my cell phone was going nuts with texts and calls midway thru the 2nd quarter...BP in Gville

Jeff said...

lovinum, we need the Defense to show life at some point in this season. I can respect them celebrating a 4-down goal-line stop. That was good defense, not merely mistakes on the offense. It was worth getting pumped up. Hopefully they can be pumped up and actually play the whole game against ND next week.