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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Michigan vs. Ohio Open Thread

It's here.  The Game.  Meeeechigan vs. That School in Ohio.  I want this one more than I've wanted to beat the Bucks in a looong time (uh, especially since we haven't beaten the Bucks in a looong time).

Leave us your thoughts and comments here and be sure to follow the MZone on Twitter.

GO BLUE!  BEAT OHIO!

(Big thanks to Andy for all the fantastic wallpapers this week!)

And here's one more from our buddy Mikoyan and his site, Michigan Exposures...

69 comments:

wingedhelmet said...

GO BLUE!

5 hours and 30 minutes until game time!

And I cannot wait to see the defense about which Rich Rod said "Vince Lombardi could come, too, and it's not going to fix some of the problems we have on defense,".

Well Rich, I don't know what Lombardi could have done - but I do know that "This is Michigan for God's sake" Brady Hoke and Greg Mattison have managed to do with your "Lloyd left the cupboard bare" collection of players what you, Gerg and all of the stuffed animals in the world could not; they have returned the pride and effort that was and is once again the hallmark of Michigan defense.

Then there is the offensive side of the ball, where even without the "offensive genius" that is your reputation, somehow Hoke and Borges have managed make the transition to a much more balanced attack (did I mention with your players), that features a running game which includes rather than depends upon DR.

For the first time in his Michigan career DR comes into THE GAME healthy and relatively rested thanks to this coaching staff, Fitz and the O-line.

Because of the streak and especially the last three meetings with TSIO, I am trying hard not to be too sure of the outcome, but I do know that TEAM 132 will show up and compete from start to finish.

This could be another 1946 -- Michigan 58 TSIO 6!

BEAT OHIO!

DrCatie said...

I was shocked when I read on Brian's site that we have not beat Ohio since before he started his blog! Yes, it has been a long time!

Like you Yost I want this win more than I have wanted any other win (ok, I really wanted the Sparty win) But now.........this feels so much more important.....so much more important for the seniors. I think that is what I want the most.......the seniors who stayed I want them to feel this win.

GO BLUE!

Bigasshammm said...

We haven't beat OH since I started my job. Well basically the year we beat them last was the year I started but I was still on call when the game was played.

I damn near woke up at 430 this morning to drive to A2 and tailgate and find a ticket. Wife was totally unsupportive of this so here I am at home. Oh well

Yost said...

God bless your cotton pickin' maize and blue heart, WH. I had totally forgotten about that "Lombardi" crap. May have to figure out a tweet for that one.

BaggyPantsDevil said...

To quote "The Lion King:"

It is time.

Go Blue!

Beat Ohio!

Yost said...

Baggy, you magnificent bastard! Welcome back.

Andy said...

This shit ends today. Go Blue.

Ramona said...

I hope you guys will understand and forgive.... because stealing your artwork for my FB page really is the sincerest form of flattery....and I finally figured out how to do it just in time for game day.... Of course I did give credit to M Zone. thanks Andy and Mik now I have to send to my work computer. GO BLUE!!!!

wingedhelmet said...

Welcome Urban Cryer to THE GAME.

Did you know that 55 years ago the tradition of paying players at TSIO was first addressed when one Woody Hayes and TSIO were put on probabtion by the NCAA for making "loans" to players.

By the way in that 1956 game UM shutout that school in Ohio 19-0 at the shoe.

GO TEAM 132 BEAT OHIO!

BaggyPantsDevil said...

Yost,

Thanks, just had to post something; this day is special.

Go Blue!

Beat Ohio!

wingedhelmet said...

awwww fck it ...Corso just picked Michigan....GO TEAM 132

Bigasshammm said...

Every year there is an hour long Ohio fluff show on one of he local networks. NBC CBS abc etc. this year there was no show. They've even given up. Pathetic.

wingedhelmet said...

@BAH...they will be back!

Hoke will see to that.

Andrew said...

Too damn emotional...pumped...
GO BLUE!!

kristy said...

the opening for the game was great!! I had chills!! at least they know this is THE GREATEST GAME IN COLLEGE SPORTS!!!! GOOOO BBBLLLLUUUEEEE!!!!!!

Bigasshammm said...

Beat O-hi-o...

wingedhelmet said...

GO GET SOME TEAM 132;

This is Michigan fergodsake!

GO BLUE

DrCatie said...

Chris Speilman, really? GAH!

wingedhelmet said...

Ok, that was just wrong. WTF was that.

wingedhelmet said...

Brady note to self. Don't defer next time.

Merrick 561 said...

WTF was that!?!? Did we rehire Gerg for this game?

Rigby said...

Way to go, boys! Keep it coming.

wingedhelmet said...

Okay that's better; reset.

7-7

Bigasshammm said...

WH I meant that the local media had given up on Ohio by not airing their usual show.

Rigby said...

Safety!!! Great defensive series.

Rigby said...

Devin Gardner?? STOP doing this. We have the momentum. What are you doing?

wingedhelmet said...

Come on D shut em down.

DrCatie said...

GAH! Fumble points. And when did Suh start playing for Ohio State?

DrCatie said...

GAH, Roh, not Suh....

Bigasshammm said...

Ohio looks like they prepared for this game and M looks no different. C'mon coaches

Jim said...

Not nervous yet...but I hope we didn't miss a chance to put them away.

Rigby said...

I'm getting pretty tired of Chris Spielman. Other than that, it's a pretty good game so far. It would be even better with a few scores in M's favor.

Bigasshammm said...

Refs are missing some easy calls this game. At least our guys don't line up offsides.

Rig y use the Iheart radio app and listen to the michigan broadcast. I do every week. Can't stand the tv guys.

Bigasshammm said...

God woolfolk fucking graduate. Get off the team.

Rigby said...

BAH, that's not a bad idea.

Is OSU just coming alive today, or are we gifting them these deep balls?

DrCatie said...

GAH! Let's score before the half please!

DrCatie said...

WHY.....WHY.....Do they allow speilman to even call football, let alone Michigan and Ohio game? I am about to toss my cookies, or my tv just having to listen to him.

Jim said...

Oy. I hope our second half magic doesn't fizzle when we need it most.

Yost said...

Well that sucked.

DrCatie said...

Ok, we ARE a second half team.......Please....for the seniors......Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

wingedhelmet said...

Second half adjustments have been made - I switched from Guinness to Single Malt.

Now Brady/Al/Greg do your thing do not let this 6 5 suckeye team keep this ridiculous string going.

GO BLUE

Jim said...

Is this the OSU home broadcast?

Jim said...

Dude had AAAALLLLLL day.

Bigasshammm said...

It's like they're not even trying. Wtf.

wingedhelmet said...

Wow shades of the Dark period in terms of fundamental ball protection. WTF.

Rigby said...

A TD here will go a long ways. Keep moving it BLUE!

kristy said...

it would actually hurt Speilman to say something positive about us. What a jack wad!!@ heck, Herbstreit could be at least a bit less biased!!! This is just tooo close!!! making me crazy!!!

kristy said...

y'know, if ur go to the biggest game of the year, stand your butt up for the game and yell!! rediculous to see allll those fans sitting on their hands and it's way tooo quiet!!! jeez! If that's how you're gonna be "fired up", go home and sell me your ticket so I can lose my voice and piss off all around me, cause I WILL yell and I WILL be UP off my seat THE WHOLE DANG GAME!!!!!!

Rigby said...

We can't keep letting OSU move the ball so easy. This is ridiculous.

wingedhelmet said...

Well so the Defense is being exposed now. Time to step up again DR.

BEAT OHIO

Lets Go Defense

wingedhelmet said...

@Yost

Sorry I fed you that RR Lombardi line. Sheesh this is a mess.

Jim said...

We need a nice 5 min drive and a touchdown. That'll do it.

Jim said...

WTF?

bigGexpress said...

We just got triple f'd on that replay. At least we hit a FG. It's a Christmas Miracle.

Rigby said...

Inexcusable penalty. I hope he got an earful on the sideline.

wingedhelmet said...

The same crew as in Iowa bones us again.

Unbelievable.

Jim said...

This is killin me!!!!!!!

Rigby said...

This is what The Game's about. Suspense!

Rigby said...

YYYYEEEEEESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!

wingedhelmet said...

Wow Hoke Great Job!

GO BLUE

WELCOME HOME

Andy said...

How about THEM apples!

Wow this feels good! I forgot how much!

HAIL!

kristy said...

YESSSSS!!! Feels AWESOME!!!Especially since I'm SURROUNDED by Bucks here in the state down south...and many of them are the obnoxious kind and it's been a long 7 years!!!! could they have mentioned that stat a few more times, by the way?! great job Wolverines!!! Loved how Hoke kept saying this was for the kids, and it's all about the kids...

Andrew said...

YeeeHaaaaa
GO BLUE!! Is this heaven!!! I fell sooo happy!!
GO BLUE!!!

Yost said...

Sorry I'm just getting here after The Game. But my heart just started beating again.

Orthodoxhobbit said...

I am a graduate of Ohio. You know the Bobcats, Ohio University. We are do not play Michigan. I do not care who wins the Michigan vs OSU (Ohio State) games. (I did not go to either school.) I just wonder why the coach of Michigan keeps having his team yell "beat Ohio"? I mean Ohio is not a big power house football University. You are Michigan, we are Ohio, Michigan State is not Michigan, Ohio State is not Ohio. So why do you yell beat Ohio, most teams in the Big Ten can be Ohio?

I guess we should feel honored Michigan is scared of Ohio in football.

Ramona said...

If you do not care... then why do you ask ;)

Seriously.. because.. it's pretty much undertood that "BEAT OHIO" is not directed at Ohio University. Which I didn't even know existed until now.

Besides it is far too cumbersome to yell "BEAT THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY"

Orthodoxhobbit said...

I get sick of Ohio State this, Ohio State that. They like to think they are the state of Ohio. They even had a court fight with Ohio University. They tried to block us from being refered to as Ohio. (They lost. We did let them use our school name for the script that band does.) I would never put The in from of that school's name.

When you go play OSU in Columbus and the stand and do O-H-I-O. You stand and go U! Ohio fans did then at the Ohio vs OSU games. They did not like it and were not sure what to do.

Beat OSU early and annually each November. Only please remember Ohio is really Ohio University. And we would be very pleased to hear you add the U each year as OSU yelling and making O-H-I-O! It really gets under OSU's skin. ;)

Ramona said...

Thanks for this insight Hobbit :)

Orthodoxhobbit said...

Ramona you are welcome. Ohio is in Athens, Oh. (About 20000 students.) OSU is north of Ohio and much larger. OSU was the big school up north. So I again say to you, " you are welcome, anything I can do help bug the big school up north." :)