Friday, November 17, 2017

Wisconsin Prediction

Pedestrian Bridge, University of Wisconsin

Lake Wingra Bridge, Madison, WI (birthplace of Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst)

Michigan 15
Wisconsin 30

Wisconsin prediction based on a new Michigan fan in Madison

My status as a great-uncle only became greater this week as my niece gave birth to Aria Nicole.
They live in Madison, But I'm sure Aria will be decked out in Maize and Blue before too long.

Unfortunately I don't think her cheers will be enough this weekend.

M 11
W 12

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Michigan vs. Maryland predictions based on a long list of QBs

I saw this on twitter today:
Of course 2 of these teams meet this Saturday in Maryland. There is even a chance the Terrapins will be starting their 4th QB of the season as their most recent starter, Max Bortenschlager was unable to finish the game last week vs. Rutgers. The Baltimore Sun says it will be a game-time decision on their starter.

If Maryland goes on offense first and starts a 4th QBm Harbaugh should start Malzone for the first series to push the winner of the game up to their 4th QB win!

Michigan 38
Maryland 10

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Maryland Prediction

Boardwalk at University of Maryland

Marshall Street Bridge, Youngstown, OH (birthplace of Maryland Head Coach DJ Durkin)

Michigan 33
Maryland 18

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Alice’s 1943 jug

My mother loved Michigan football. She was a freshman in 1940 and she and her roommates cried when Michigan lost the Little Brown Jug to Minnesota 7-6.
She often told Minnesota was the big rival while she was in school.

We recently cleaned out my parents house in the UP getting ready to sell it. One of the items I claimed was this jug with the score from the 1943 Michigan - Minnesota game.

I know it belonged to my mother because in addition to the score and date it includes the Kappa Delta symbols, my mother had been the president of the sorority at one point at Michigan.

I don't anything more about the history of this jug, and that makes me a little sad.

Go Blue! Beat the Gophers! Protect the Jug

Thursday, November 2, 2017

M vs. Minnesota Prediction Based on Historical Data

Michigan is 209-61-1 in all games I have attended (all data is based on games I have attended unless otherwise stated)
M is 174-45-1 in Michigan Stadium
M is 35-21 when unranked
M is 26-14 when unranked playing a unranked opponent
M is 135-45-1 in conference games
M is 15-3 vs. Minnesota
M is 120-21 vs. schools with non-Human animal based nicknames
M is 51-15-1 vs. schools who commonly include an adjective in the nickname
M is 74-17 vs. schools with mascots deemed lighter than a Wolverine
M is 1-0 vs. head coaches whose first name is given as initials
M is 13-2 vs. head coaches whose last name is associated with size or measures
M is 31-7 when Jim Harbaugh plays a leading role for the team
M is 1-1 in 7:30 kickoffs
M is 10-5 in night games
M is 23-7-1 in the 6th game I have attended in a season
M is 2-1 on November 4
M is 34-14 in trophy games
M is 23-3 in a QB’s first attended start (in case Peters starts Saturday)
        QBs that lost first start are Shane Morris, Nick Sheridan and Tom Brady
        Peters would be the first #18 to start – I believe Jermaine Gonzales was the only other #18 I’ve seen play QB for Michigan

It's easy when you look at the numbers
M 31
Minnesota 10

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Minnesota Prediction

 Washington Avenue Bridge, University of Minnesota

Galena Rd Bridge over Route 56, Sugar Grove, IL (birthplace of Minnesota coach P J Fleck)

Michigan 30
Minnesota 13