"The amount of professionalism that he has ... there's probably not another guy in the country that would have handled it the same way," Durkin said. "He's not only one of the best coaches in the country, he's one of the best people. He absolutely has the respect of everyone -- coaches and players, alike."
"I don’t care if Jim Harbaugh is medically insane (he is), if you run the coach out of town who took your team from absolute embarrassing garbage-pail irrelevance to conference-dominating powerhouse in ZERO YEARS, you are not only stupid, you don’t care about winning."
"We were a team that started out 2-5 and we came out of the first weekend of conference play at 11-11. Just like everybody else we had a number of injuries that we weren’t able to overcome. But I was really proud of how the team was able to stay focused, work hard, believed, kept fighting, no quit and finished strong."
Turns out the Internet has a rich selection of cats in party hats
The Pre-Sale for our (now-independent) preview book is over; if you have still not bought the thing, you are now out of excuses because you can buy the thing. If you have already bought the thing, you may commence your mailbox vigil. If you're in Ann Arbor or environs, you can also just walk into Moe's and buy a copy.
EDIT: Now available at all three UGP locations:
1114 South University
329 S. Main Street
711 N. University (Moe's)
I'll put up a list of other outlets where available, when available, but one I know for sure is…
Official MGoEvent the First:
In celebration of now having the thing, THIS SATURDAY (Saturday! Saturday!) from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., you are welcome to come join us for the all-official Hail to the Victors 2012 Launch Party. Meet Brian and the MGoStaff, talk Michigan football, and show your spouse that your internet friends are really real and stuff. Answer the poll above if you plan on coming so I can get an idea of attendance.
What? MGoBlog's Launch Party of Hail to the Victors 2012
I already have an event that day at 3 at Middle Earth: Of course you do. #myreaders
So can I come by afterwards? Yeah, it's open-house-y.
Can I help/bring cookies? Contact Seth at misopogon, at symbol, att dot net. If it's about cookies, contact any time. Doesn't even have to be related to the party, or the blog, or Michigan if it's cookies.
When do I get my book? Kickstarter and pre-sale orders have been processed. If you have a t-shirt coming it might take a bit longer since those had to get printed and it's a different shipping mechanism.
Say 'punch and pie' or nobody will come! Punch and pie.
We'll have copies and t-shirts available there for pickup if you bought on the Kickstarter. There will also be some sort of Q&A session with Brian, Ace, Heiko, myself, Upchurch, and some of the other contributors (jamiemac should be there; Dooley, Kryk, Ross, and Chris Brown are various levels of maybe).
So, I'm a slacker and didn't contribute to the Kickstarter. Also, I suck. But it just so happens that I'm going to be in A^2 on Saturday, and would love to stop by and pick up a copy. Will that be possible? The phrasing ("We'll have copies and t-shirts available there for pickup if you bought on the Kickstarter") is sufficiently ambiguous -- I'm aware I missed my once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the photobomb T-shirt, but are the "copies" only for Kickstarters as well?
you're giving us 5 days notice for a 2-hour window on a saturday afternoon? i feel like we must've known when this was going to happen, but if not, i won't be the only one wondering this: when do those of us with lives get our copies?
The kickstarter people got a heads up when they got the kickstarter, although we had to push the date back when we had printing problems (Buckeyes gonna Buck).
If you ordered it by mail, we've begun mailing those. About 1,000 have gone out I believe. If you ordered by Kickstarter that means you ordered it by mail.
Otherwise you can order it by mail now and the link above, and it will be processed this week and probably arrive before the 4th, or you can walk into a UGP store right now and just plain buy it. I'm trying now to get it in some more stores -- folks who bought it at a local store before should let me know which and I'll see if they want to carry it again. I'm already in contact with Detroit Metro Airport's stores and am hopeful they'll have it in there.
Sorry it came on so quick. We were hammering out the details.
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The lady in my life is a competitive rider in the hunter horse show circuit and we need to leave for a show at 3:45 Sunday morning. We live in New Hanpshire so, sadly, as much as I would like to join you not this year.
I really would like to meet the guys that created mgoblog! Perhaps next year.
Question: if I ordered via Kickstarter is there a way to find out to which address I asked to have my purchases shipped and whether those have, you know, shipped? I've recently moved, and I don't think the the post office will forward my HTTV and shirt.
Denard has spent the offseason working really hard and smiling at people.