temptation Posted January 12 Share Posted January 12 (edited) 3 hours ago, Bash Riprock said: 1. You are way too emotional dude. First accusing me of hating you in a previous post....now I "pretend" you opinions are invalid and follow you around? My advice...focus more on yourself. You can't help yourself and comment on every post (Bobref recently said it best about your predicted responses)....you are always right and never open to other input if they don't align with your own. I think you post some good stuff....I also think you post some crap. I ignore much of the latter.....but sometimes, I am simply going to tell you that your not always in the right with your takes. I think you honestly believe that your assumptions and views make it fact....and that is certainly not always the case, whether you like that or not. If you don't want to be a target, don't comment on every post and don't pretend that you are the smartest guy in the room....because we all know it "ain't so". 2. My opinion (and that's all it is), there are 3 teams in the upper tier. UGA, Bama and OSU. OSU by far gave UGA their best game of the year, and should have won that game, had they not lost a couple of critical weapons. Kirby Smart's timeout just prior to the fake punt snap and Bowers (TE) incredible athletic play on 4th down to get the first down factored in huge in the tight UGA victory. 3. Torn on that one...yes, I realize UM beat OSU the last 2 years. Prior to that UM won the big game TWICE since 2001. (Ohio State 17-2 over that period) I'm sorry, I need to see some more competitiveness first than just 2 data points. Doesn't make me right, but its how I feel. Clearly, Ohio State played far better than Michigan, against a far better opponent in the recent CFP. That is not debatable. 4. See above. While we agree TCU isn't fodder, they were DESTROYED by the same UGA team, and UGA was fortunate to escape OSU. UM was beaten, outrushed and couldn't stop the same TCU team at the end of the game that could do NOTHING against UGA. To my eye, there were differences in team performances. 5. I don't waste my drinks....I'll hold it down. NCAA actions never surprise me....and that includes their lack of action. I think Jim was sniffing the NFL options well before any NCAA investigation. Does this push him evern faster? Maybe....but it wasn't the NCAA that put his focus on the NFL. 1. Not emotional at all. Just ask for people to justify their opinions with facts. I did so in the Steele thread and you didn't like it. I am completely open to differing opinions as long as its grounded in something factual and not emotions/tropes that are tossed out there by the talking heads. I may get heated but at the end of the day its just sports. We are all passionate about it as we visit this site daily but its not life or death. Don't flatter yourself. 2. You are once again picking and choosing. Why does UGA get a pass for struggling with Mizzou? Why does OSU get a pass for struggling with Northwestern? Michigan dominated a damn fine Penn State outfit (could have honestly won by much more) yet Ohio State was trailing in the fourth quarter against them? I stated that I think OSU was a better matchup for UGA than Michigan but we will never know. I can pick and choose too. 3. Had UM won at the last second or in one possession games, that would be a valid argument but they won both going away in DOMINATING fashion. You have once again cherry picked (17-2) your data which spans over multiple coaches for both teams. Yes, Harbaugh is 2-5 against OSU but is 2-1 against Day. A much more relevant data point than using the last two decades. OSU fans and players have once again convinced themselves that Michigan beating them was a fluke and I hope they bring that same mindset into next year's game (though I think UM should be favored actually). 4. Michigan had many poor decisions against TCU which led to their demise. TCU had the kryptonite to every Michigan defensive play call at the perfect time it seemed. Michigan almost got home on multiple blitzes that resulted in big plays/TDs for TCU. Credit to them. But once again, you are viewing this through one lens. Michigan scored 45 points, allowed TCU's defense to score 13 (missed XP) and had more first downs and more total yardage. A loss is a loss and you are allowed to have your opinion but don't magnify it as a one sided affair. 5. Jim and the AD are in negotiations right now as it relates to his base salary, assistant coaches pool, commitment to NIL and most importantly, his buyout number. The latter is the main hold up on the negotiations as Michigan doesn't want to go through this annually, nor should they. I see both sides. Jim says "look at that clown up in East Lansing that is making $9+million" and "look at what other schools are doing as it relates to NIL and compared to our current "sanctions"" whereas Warde (Michigan's AD) is countering with pause due to the "sanctions" being spoken of and Jim's annual interest in the NFL. I'll tell you this. The NFL is plan B as of now, but if these negotiations aren't wrapped up by the middle of next week I think its bad news for Michigan. As always, respect your opinions...just disagree with most of them. Edited January 12 by temptation Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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