A couple weeks ago, I put together a google map with all of the Michigan bars I'm aware of (and also everything from the spreadsheet that bouje has been maintaining.) The map is here.
Hopefully this will prevent the "where's the Michigan bar in Pittsburgh/Fresno/Topeka/wherever" threads that pop up every week, but if your favorite gameday hangout isn't on here, put it in the thread and let me know. I'll do my best to keep the map up to date.
Saw this on ESPN. Very disturbing story about a Mississippi high school sophomore assaulted in the locker room with a noose put around his neck. I've been on sports team and seen some hazing, but never anything this nasty or racially motivated.
Not to over-generalize a population or demographics, but I always do wonder about African American kids staying in the south / SEC to play football in college. I understand many of these kids are from that region and want to stay close to home and that racism could exist anywhere, but I always find it strange when at Ole Miss or Bama games you see confederate flags and symbolism in the same stadiums where they cheer on their beloved team, usually with 50%+ black players.
As others on MGoBlog have noted, this Saturday Michigan will play their 1,300th game. Michigan will join Penn, Rutgers, Yale, Lehigh, Lafayette, and Navy as the only programs who have played 1,300 or more games.
Michigan and Harvard entered the 2016 season tied at seventh place with 1,292 games played, but because of the Ivy League's late start, Harvard will play their 1,300th game on November 5 at home versus Columbia. (Incidentally, Columbia's 665 losses are the second highest of any team at any level of college football. VMI is the lead with 679 losses. Indiana is third with 662 and Northwestern is fourth with 655)
Three other schools have already played or will soon play their 1,300th game. Lafayette played their 1,300th game on Sep. 17 when they lost at Princeton 31-35. Navy was next on Oct. 1 when they lost at Air Force 14-28. Nebraska will be the last program to reach 1,300 this season when they play at Iowa on Nov. 25.
Penn State and Virginia will play their 1,300th games in the 2017 season. Texas can join them if they can make a bowl game this year and the national title game next year.
Moving Up the List
Michigan could pass Navy in just a a few years with playoff and Big Ten Championship game appearances. Michigan could pass Rutgers in fifteen years or so for the same reason.
The two FCS Patriot League teams ahead of Michigan currently play 11-game regular seasons and participate in the FCS playoff system. With Michigan's longer season and return to success under Coach Harbaugh, Michigan should pass Lafayette in a few years and and could pass Lehigh in less then twenty years.
The two Ivy League teams ahead of Michigan play only 10-game seasons and do not participate in the FCS play-off system. With Michigan's 12-game season and the possibility of Big Ten Championship, Bowl, and National Championship games, Michigan should pass Yale no later than 2025. Michigan should pass Penn to be the all-time leader in games played by 2051 at the latest, and could do so as early as the late 2020s depending on playoff success.
900 Win Club
Michigan is the only NCAA team in any division with at least 900 wins. Of the thirteen teams with at least 800 wins, Notre Dame (892), Yale (890), and Texas (886) began play this season with the possibility of winning their 900th game by the end of the season. Notre Dame is the only one of the three that can still reach the milestone this year, but to do so they have to win out and then win their bowl game.
Michigan could play for their 1,000th victory as soon as the early 2020s.
Michigan Monday is up for the Illinois game. "The Calm before some more calm." Gerdeman continues to be a good read. Here are a handful of quotes.
The Wolverines were never tested in this game, just as they have never been tested by any of their lesser opponents. Even when they have been tested by Colorado and Wisconsin, they responded with every necessary answer. And they are only getting more confident and more selfless and more united in what they are doing.
I really have no idea how Ohio State is going to defend Michigan's tight ends. I don't expect them to do it very well. Jake Butt caught three passes for 40 yards and a touchdown, and Tyrone Wheatley Jr. caught two passes for 27 yards and a touchdown.
It means that Michigan has yet to play down to an opponent this season and it would be a huge surprise if they do so at any point in 2016. A wrecking ball doesn't slow down for smaller buildings, and Michigan doesn't slow down because Illinois is lined up in front of them. The Wolverines do not discriminate. They do not have remorse. They do not feel pity. If Michigan is going to be beaten by any Big Ten team this season, it will take that team's best effort of the year because they are going to get the Wolverines' best effort. More than anywhere else, this is where Jim Harbaugh excels. He's basically an extreme couponer regarding talent -- he gets every last cent out of his guys.
Looks like the Glasgow article we've been waiting for with all the presser Qs is out