this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
I know we all love talking uniforms around these parts. ESPN's uniform
analyst columnist Paul Lukas has a nice rundown of most of the changes throughout college football heading into the 2014 season. Michigan bits (UTL uniforms, replacing "Michigan" on helmet bumper to the block M) have already been covered here, but it's always interesting to see the new crop of unifroms.
YouTube user 'Mitercut' has posted some incredible POV videos of Michigan Stadium and Ann Arbor. Mitercut uses a drone with a GoPro camera attached to get the views. Well worth the look!
EDIT: Sorry for the linking problem. The link is on the bold title.
Michigan vs Notre Dame UTL (II?) It starts out with a few seconds of darkness…wait for the shot!
Michigan Stadium in winter. (Preparing for hockey?)
I am going to have to miss UTL2 and I would like to record it on my computer. I have verizon FIOS and there I can play TV channels on my computers. My plan was to record the whole game using a screen-recording software like Camtasia (triggerred by a windows task based on a timer)but have run into a snag. A 2 minute video is coming out to around 500 MB!
I have tried everything I could think of...reducing screen res to 1280x1020, making the window small and recording only small portion of the screen, using compression settings etc. Not making a big dent. I just don't get it. My files usually from camtasia are of the order of 20-30MB for a 2 minute capture. My guess is the super fast transitions of video (as opposed to me recording a tutorial on how to do something on a computer) bump up the amount of data that needs to be stored.
I still do not understand how people like Thorin do it. Please help!
So... I'm going to UTL2 after being forced to miss UTL1*. For normal games, my family parks just south of the Kroger on industrial. But, for Notre Dame my brother-in-law and I are planning on borrowing an RV to tailgate properly. And, to tailgate properly, we're planning on going to either the Golf Course or Pioneer.
My question for those on the board more experienced with RV tailgating is: do I need to buy an RV pass for either the Golf Course or Pioneer, or can I just drive the RV to either location sufficiently early and expect to get in?
Unfortunately, online I can only find season RV passes for either the Golf Course or Pioneer - I cannot find a single game pass for either location. Thus, if I must buy a pass and cannot find one on Stubhub, am I already too late to acquire one?
Or, if I can just drive up, what time would the MGoBoard recommend I show up?
Essentially, any information you can give me would be greatly appreciated. As you can guess, I've never personally tailgated at Michigan with an RV so I don't know all the ins-and-outs. Therefore, any tips would be greatly appreciated.
*I was the best man in a wedding... in Ohio... and all her family were Buckeyes. Still, I got to see the 4th quarter live so I can't complain too much.
So a lot of people were speaking in superlatives last night, and rightfully so. But it has not been all that long since we've had a miracle comeback on a last second bomb.
So what was bigger for you, UTL or the Kansas game?
Both were huge games. First night game at the Big House vs. a big rival. First Sweet Sixteen appearance in almost 20 years. I suppose it depends on how deep we go in the tourney. I'm a bigger football fan, but I still can't decide. Especially since it was a win or go home match. I'm not even sure which was more improbable. Down 10 with 2 minutes to go? Down 3 with 30 seconds to go? Hail mary vs. well... hail mary.
Also, the Kansas game was big enough it needs a title. UTL will always be UTL. What will the Kansas game be forever referenced as?
Super Sweet Sixteen? The Jerryworld Redemption? Simply, The Karma Game? What do we call this game going forward? I want consensus on this thread...
We all know that the most pandemonium inducing, all out nuts with awesomeness moment last year was the UTL victory, which was of course the greatest single Michigan moment any of us has ever witnessed. However, I don't think it was really the BEST moment from last season. After all, we've been kicking ND's tail pretty well recently, with several of the games featuring ND style Yakety Sax. Had we LOST to ND, it would've been very sad that we lost our first night game in Michigan stadium. It also would've been our first loss in four years, the first year of Brady Hoke's tenure, and not a lasting pain. It would'e been a very "can't win them all" loss.
Conversely, though The Game 2011 certianly had a dramatic ending, it's drama did not even sniff UTL's level. There were several palys that made everyone's heart skip, but there was no one single, "It's this or it's nothing" play. Despite that, The Game 2011 was undoubtedly the best moment of the 2011 season. No other game had me pacing holes in my floor for the last quarter. No other game had my father visibly bemused at my nerves and consternation. And when we won, well, King Kong ain't adust mite compared to the Mutant Space Monkey that climbed off every true fan's back at that moment. A loss there would've crossed the line from soul dong punching to soul eunuch making. I would've wilted and died right there in the middle of the living room, leaving only a baren, dust gray talk hinting that once there had been a beautiful fan in bloom there. I may have honestly convinced myself that we would never win The Game again.
But win we did.
So now I ask you,do you think Bama, or any other game of the 2012 season can possibly eclipse that moment? Beating the defending National Championship to open the season would be huge, huge, but again, I think it would fall into the category of "Can't win them all", should the good guys lose.
Or how about MSU? It's been a while now. But after last year's loss, I realized something. I just didn't care as much as I do about OSU, and maybe even the bowl game. Oh, it sucked to lose, but I didn't lose any sleep over it. It's Sparty! They will ALWAYS be little brother. Maybe OSU? Go 1-0 against the new regime?
So what game, if any this season, do you think can bring that same sense of jubilation?