A win is a win is a win and I don't care how you slice it
Monday, November 15, 2010 6:03 PM
In 1995, undefeated #6 Michigan and Carr lost to Northwestern AT home for the first time in a bazzillion years and lost to 6-6 Michigan St. 28-25. BUT, we beat 4-6-1 Purdue 5-0.
In 1996, undefeated #6 Michigan and Carr lost to 9-3 Northwestern for the second straight season and lost to 3-8 Purdue 9-3, BUT we beat 4-8 Boston College 20-14.
In 1997, we went undefeated and won the NC, BUT we beat 7-5 Iowa 28-24 after losing for most the game. I don't remember anyone complaining.
In 1998, #5 Michigan and Carr got the doors blown off them by Notre Dame and Syracuse to start the season. BUT hey, at least we beat 2-9 Northwestern 12-6, beat 3-8 Iowa 12-9, beat 5-6 Minnesota 15-10 and beat 4-7 Indiana 21-10.
In 1999, undefeated #3 Michigan and Carr lost to 8-4 Illinois 35-29 AT home, BUT we beat 4-7 Indiana 34-31 and 7-5 Syracuse 18-13.
in 2000, undefeated #3 Michigan and Carr lost to 6-6 UCLA, lost to 8-4 Purdue 32-21, lost to 8-4 Northwestern 54-51 (thanks for the fumble ATrain), BUT we beat 5-6 Illinois 35-31 and 5-6 Michigan St. 14-0.
In 2001, undefeated #11 Michigan and Carr lost to 8-4 Washington 23-18, lost to unranked 7-5 Michigan St. 26-24 lost to unranked 7-5 Ohio St., BUT we beat 7-5 Iowa 32-26 and 5-7 Wisconsin 20-17.
In 2002, undefeated #7 Michigan and Carr lost to 10-3 Notre Dame 25-23, lost to 11-2 Iowa 34-9 and lost to 14-0 Ohio St. 14-9, BUT we beat 5-6 Utah 10-7 and 7-6 Purdue 23-21 and 8-6 Wisconsin 21-14.
In 2003, undefeated #3 Michigan and Carr lost to 8-5 Oregon 31-27 (and the score wasn't that close), BUT we beat 3-9 Indiana 31-17 and beat 8-5 Minnesota 38-35 (the biggest comeback in Michigan football history, but you know, we didn't look good doing it and never should have been in that position because we where the winged helmet goddamnit).
In 2004, undefeated #8 Michigan and Carr lost to 6-6 Notre Dame 28-20 and lost to 8-4 Ohio St. 37-21, BUT we beat 4-7 San Diego St. 24-21, beat 7-5 Minnesota 27-24 and beat 3-8 Illinois 30-19.
In 2005, undefeated #2 Michigan and Carrlost to 9-3 Notre Dame 17-10, lost to 7-5 Minnesota 23-20 (AT home for the first time in 20 years), lost to 10-2 Ohio St. 25-21 (we had no business losing that game if Carr had ANY balls to go for it at the end instead of trusting his defense to close the door which they did not) and lost to 8-4 Nebraska 32-28 in the Alamo Bowl, BUT BUT BUT BUT BUT, we didn't do anything great in 2005 except beat undefeated Penn St. (THAT was a great comeback win and one all of us will remember forever).
In 2006, undefeated #2 Michigan and Carr lost to #1 Ohio St. 42-39 (the ONE game we ask our offense to help us out and we got nothing) and lost to 11-2 USC in the Rose Bowl 32-18 (heads up Ron English, they are going to throw the ball again), BUT we beat 5-7 Ball St. 43-26, beat 4-8 Northwestern 17-3 and beat 9-4 Penn St. 17-10.
In 2007, preason #5 Michigan and Carr lost to 1-AA Appalachian St. 34-32 (most embarrassing loss in school history) and then the following week had the doors blown off us AT HOME to 9-4 Oregon 39-7 (read option, Dennis Dixon and the same FOUR plays the entire game) and lost to 11-2 Ohio St. 14-3 (91yds total offense), BUT we beat 9-4 Penn St. 14-9, beat 6-6 Northwestern 28-16 and beat 4-8 Eastern Michigan 32-22.
A win is a win is a win and I don't care how you slice it. EVERY team in America will take the W over the L (unless you are DownInFront, jthorp24, BigHouseFootball, Wolverine24, pedro, Maize Veins, etc).
For all the bull**** supporters get for supposedly forgetting about Michigan tradition and the good ole days of winning 8-9 games per season and enjoying a conference win on Saturday despite the ugly performance, it's amazing to me how the haters forget the close/ugly performance wins we've had over the years. Here's a list of bad losses and bad wins (if there is such a thing, but since there's a thread talking about bad losses) dating back to 1995 (where it seems half the fan base on this board started watching football and their balls dropped).
Ohio St.'s actions are not unlike their lower intestine: stinky and loaded with danger.