"Northwestern fans can be both heartened and disheartened by the loss to Minnesota just like how nineteenth-century resurrectionists were heartened when they pried a heart from a freshly-buried corpse and then disheartened it when they sold it to a disreputable anatomist."
|2 days 17 hours ago||Just to echo your thoughts...||
My family is grappling with similar issues. My father's sister (my aunt, obviously) passed away over the summer...and now my mother is in the middle stages of dementia.
It's cliche to say...but we all really do need to count our blessings each day. Enjoy what you have...while you have it.
|5 days 15 hours ago||What's...||
Bret Bielema doing with MGrowOld's wife?!?!
|5 days 15 hours ago||This is exactly right. The||
This is exactly right. The departure of any high-ranking, high-profile executive can involve complex issues and contentious negotiations. Could drag on for many weeks. And I'm guessing there are confidentiality provisions in place that bar either side from discussing the issue publicly.
|6 days 15 hours ago||Me||
I've been told that, aesthetically, I'm like the love child of George Clooney and Brad Pitt.
|1 week 5 days ago||I seen what you did their.||
I seen what you did their. Your funny.
|1 week 5 days ago||heroes Sorry for being a||
heroes Sorry for being a dick but the apostrophe before the "s" in a plural word drives me nuts.
|1 week 5 days ago||.no.||
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I just tweeted...||
...Schlissel and Brandon.
If every MGoBlogger tweeted the powers that be, it would make a big impression...along with everything else that's being done.
Great letter to Schlissel, by the way.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Completely Agree||
These weasel politicians look for any opportunity to grandstand and generate some publicity...all under the flimsy guise of taking up the latest cause or protecting people against evildoers.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Thought I'd bring this out one more time...||
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Sorry about the extra work...||
...deleting all of the threads.
I may have been a bit overzealous and misguided in my efforts to upend the malaise on the board.
As a way of demonstrating my contrition, I'd be more than happy to provide you with a few extra tickets to any upcoming Michigan football home game!
(You have to admit that it is a cute picture; the people did seem to enjoy it.)
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Almost as cute...||
...as the kitten in a Michigan cup that I posted yesterday...also in an effort to soothe nerves.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Plus, an organized boycott is unnecessary||
If the team keeps performing the way it has this season, it'll look like people are boycotting...even if they aren't.
My guess is that attendance was around 95K this past Saturday...on an unseasonably beautiful day.
Once the losses pile up and the weather takes a turn for the worse, people will decide it's just not worth making the trip to Ann Arbor for the games.
|3 weeks 14 hours ago||With a cute kitten in a Michigan cup!||
|3 weeks 14 hours ago||Cute kitten in a Michigan cup!||
|3 weeks 23 hours ago||Michigan is and always has been a brand||
Despite your timeless good looks, Mr. Stamos, you are incorrect . Michigan is and always has been a brand.
Look up Seth Godin's definition of a brand. Michigan fits the definition perfectly.
Really, what we are all objecting to is Brandon's misuse and bastardization of the Michigan brand.
There's nothing wrong with being a brand. In fact, Michigan's brand is extremely strong...which is why so many people, organizations and entities want to be associated with it.
Without the Michigan brand and what it stands for, we are just like any other institution of higher learning.
And please remember that the brand extends far beyond the football team; it encompasses all elements of the university.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Yes to the forfeit!||
My daughter's soccer team won via forfeit this morning. First thing I said to my wife..."maybe Minnesota won't show up for the game today."
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Happy 5775 to those that are||
Happy 5775 to those that are celebrating the new year! Be careful not to write 5774 on your checks!
|3 weeks 4 days ago||You're on to me. Not only are||
You're on to me. Not only are you handsome but also very smart!
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Another year...||
The distribution of 4* and higher on the current roster reinforces my view that we are still one year away from really being able to evaluate this coaching staff.
The bulk of the 4/5* players are redshirt sophomores, sophomores, redshirt freshmen, and true freshmen...with a few true juniors sprinkled in.
It's too early to tell how good these players are going to be...especially on the offensive side, where it can be argued that we are on our 3rd system in the past three years.
The fact that we will return at least nine of this year's offensive starters in 2015 tells you how young the team is on that side of the line.
Despite the debacles against Notre Dame and Utah, I think we should wait until the end of the year to fully evaluate whether the team is moving in the right direction.
Yes, turnovers are a big deal and somewhat indicative of skill and coaching...but if the turnovers are even against Utah we most likely win that game.
We are not getting dominated at the line of scrimmage...receivers are getting open...there are holes open for the running backs...and Gardner is getting time to throw.
His lack of accuracy, though, even on completed passes, is troubling...
I still want to see what this staff can do with a roster full of 3/4/5-year 4/5* players...
|3 weeks 6 days ago||He worked at both WDFN and||
He worked at both WDFN and WXYT. Was on the air and had programming responsibilities. A little bit of a provocateur like Valenti.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||He is a radio personality not||
He is a radio personality not a journalist. He's always been a poor writer.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||FWIW I worked with him when||
FWIW I worked with him when he was part of the Detroit sports radio scene. A loose cannon but well connected within the Michigan sports world.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Do you live in two places?||
Do you live in two places? I'm impressed that you live SW of Ann Arbor and at the same time are on the NW side of town.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I, agree.||
Where, did the comma, in the headline, come from?
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Spelling errors||
Am I the only one who, when he sees one of these recruiting pieces, immediately starts looking for spelling errors and typos?
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Kittens? We want moar||
Kittens? We want moar kittenz!!!
|5 weeks 16 hours ago||There are so many||
There are so many Furbush-Butt jokes to be made but as an MGoElderStatesman I will refrain from making one.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Yes to the better title. Just||
Yes to the better title. Just here to help this thread get more comments than the other one.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Here's the list of U of M||
Here's the list of U of M grads that perished that day.
Oddly, I knew three of them...James Gartenberg, Steve Goldstein, and Mark Zeplin.
The brother of my first girlfriend at U of M would've been on one of the upper floors of one of the towers had his wife not badgered him in to stopping to vote on the way to work that morning.
So many sad and inspiring stories to come out of that day.
We will, indeed, never forget.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||My buddy and I were calling||
My buddy and I were calling all over town to find the Michigan Pop Tarts when they first came out. If I'm on my phone, my wife and kids assume I'm on MGoBlog.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Did you know the answer||
Did you know the answer without looking it up?
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Not always the case||
2023 UM Grad slept thru the nite when he was a week old and never looked back.
2026 UM Grad, on the other hand, was like satan for the first three months of her life. She had reflux or some other nonsense and would only sleep in the infant carrier.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Jabrill P?||
Also fueling the hunch that the OP is a troll is that I don't ever recall anyone around here referring to him as "Jabrill P."
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Canadian?||
The way you are spelling "neighbour" leads me to believe that your neighbor's grandson is Canadian...which would explain his choice of MSU over Michigan.
In an effort to offset my snarky and gratuitous comment, I will add that I'm not buying the parents' approach. I'm sure the grandson could've found some new buddies on a campus of 40,000 people.
And this doesn't take in to account the many other elements that make U of M a better overall experience than MSU...the city of Ann Arbor, the prestige, the history, the campus, the sports programs, the diversity, the opportunities, etc.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Where do you get your||
Where do you get your brisket? This nice Jewish boy is having a difficult time finding a place that has consistently good brisket.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||The most telling quote from DG...||
"Even when we felt like the game was out of reach we continued to play hard which is a great sign because in the past we’ve not come out the way we needed to against teams we felt we’re better than and that was great, that was the mentality we brought to the game and we did a great job.”
Really don't have to do much reading between the lines when you review quotes from players like DG, Clark, T-Rich, etc...about last year's team.
And while I know a lot of the folks on this board put this on the coaching staff, I think it's more an indictment of the leadership within the team. A coach - like a teacher or a parent or a CEO - can only do so much. Ultimately, leadership is most effective when it comes from within the organization...not from up above.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||RB Depth Chart||
Man, watching the plays back-to-back...it does appear that Green and Smith are so close. Smith does seem to be a bit better at breaking tackles...and I also feel as though he's a bit better at hitting the right hole at the right time.
But, so so close.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||It's raining up here at Camp||
It's raining up here at Camp Michigania, so I can use all of the positivity that I can get.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||But is your Buckeye friend||
But is your Buckeye friend going to watch the Michigan game this Saturday?
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Tragedies||
We've all probably had more than our fair share of tragedies. Like most of you, I could write a book. It's just that hers are more public...so we know about them.
And, yes, she's a pretty good TV news personality.
Doesn't change the fact that she is very thin and has very severe facial features.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Three pointers||
Looks like just under one-third of the team's shots were three-pointers. How does this compare to the last two years?
I know we are a bit of a "live by the three, die by the three" team, but it still seems like the team is most effective when the percent of shots that are three pointers is lower.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Segment was too brief...||
...but still very moving. A credit to him that he still has any faith after everything that he's been through. I've seen too many people give up or adopt a "woe is me" attitude while facing much less adversity than he's faced.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Off to Camp Michigania||
Off to Camp Michigania tomorrow morning. Just as I was 7 years ago, I will be driving back from up north during the game next Saturday. I'm starting to sip on the Kool-Aid re: this year's team. Ready for a great season.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||My son's is this fall and we||
My son's is this fall and we purposely scheduled it on an away game weekend.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||App State. Was driving back||
App State. Was driving back from Michigania and had to turn off the game multiple times to ensure I didn't drive off the road. Where will I be this year? Driving back from Michigania.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Damn||
Your eleven-year old daughter is tall!
|9 weeks 1 day ago||It feels odd||
to not be sitting in my regular seats. What a beautiful sight to see the maize and blue on the field!
|9 weeks 3 days ago||So...||
...you could care less? Then you should be ok with this thread.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||I agree||
Either the News or the Freep had a headline online that said that "only 26,000" tickets were claimed.
My reaction to 26K tickets was "holy shit. that's a lot of tickets for a nighttime practice when school is out and they only announced it a week in advance."
|10 weeks 22 hours ago||Link?||
Where can I see/hear the media day thingy?
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Our right to panic||
The OP is just trying to keep us down. We panic-ers need to band together and fight for our right to panic about everything having to do with Michigan Football, regardless of the actual facts.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Beavis and Butthead||
Heh heh. He said "butt pads." Hmm hmm. HEH HEH.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Excited for football||
Not so excited about having to once again manage middle school homework and get a middle schooler on the bus by 7:25AM.
|11 weeks 8 hours ago||Ok||
|11 weeks 11 hours ago||I has a sad.||
Went the past three years but scheduling conflicts ruled this year out. Also most of the headliners have been there within the same time period...so not much new to see.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||I donated...||
...at one of the higher levels too but chose to remain anonymous. It's a nobler way to give.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Intermarriage...||
...is a bad idea.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||3 years||
Average is just over three years with 13 stops in 42 years. Not being nitpicky. It's just that much more of a vagabond track record. Talented yet mercurial. He burns everyone out with his intensity.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||What kind of source do you need?||
There are dozens and dozens of U of M-themed vehicles....trucks, busses, RV's, etc...painted/wrapped with the Michigan logo, colors, etc.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Completely Agree||
"Ditto" from 1989 UM Grad.
If we had been even 9-4 last year I think we would've held on to the players who decommitted and we would've won some of the other head-to-head recruiting battles...resulting in this year's class being even higher ranked...and next year's class looking even better than it already is...
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Height/Weight Difference||
There is some validity to this.
Not sure how many 4's in the Big Ten, though, were really that much bigger than GRIII. Jordan Morgan was one of the smaller 5's in the Big Ten...and held his own.
Zack Novak was a lot smaller...and he seemed to be giving a full effort on both ends of the court...and his senior year, when he spent the most time playing at the 4, was also his best offensively at U of M.
Again, not saying GRIII didn't contribute or work hard. It still just feels like we never saw his best effort.
I dunno, maybe he's just so smooth that he doesn't look like he's working that hard...or maybe he's just more of a passive player...
It just seems that, given his athleticism and the sporadic moments of greatness, we should've seen a more consistent output from GRIII...
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Saw that...||
...on the Ira Kaufman web site.
Was so sorry to hear the news.
He was definitely taken too soon.
May your memories of your father be a blessing and somewhat of a comfort.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||RE: GRIII out of position||
I still don't buy this complaint from GRIII (if it was indeed a significant issue to him).
My understanding of the Beilein system is that the 2/3/4 are almost interchangeable.
How did playing the 4 keep GRIII from making more of an impact and/or showcasing his skills? There were many times when he got the ball and he could've made a move...or driven to the basket...etc...but he hardly ever did so. He had opportunities to create but rarely did so.
Yes, he seemed to be humble and hard-working...and a good teammate...and he certainly contributed to the team's success.
I just don't buy the excuse that playing the 4 kept him from reaching his full potential...
Still left with the feeling that he could've worked on ball handling and creating his own opportunities over the summer...and then been a focus of the team's offense in '14-'15...and positioned himself as a solid first round pick next year.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||What coulda been...||
Holy shit...the 15-foot jumper...the rebounding...running the floor...passing....etc.
We would've been back in the Final Four with him at full strength this past year.
As historically efficient as our offense was, imagine it with his shooting, passing and PNR skills out there.
And this is not to take anything away from JMo's leadership and effort...but McGary's skills are just at a whole different level.
I'm sure it's been discussed somewhere, but does anyone have any insight as to whether McGary being forced to go pro is what precipitated GRIII's decision?
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Michigan Road Trip||
Embarking in just a few minutes for our epic Michigan road trip. First stop is Hell...last stop is Paradise....and GR, TC, Mackinac and more in between.
Feel free to party at our house while we're gone.
See you next week!
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Maybe he just wanted...||
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Webber||
The most recent team might have had deeper talent but I just don't see any of them having the type of NBA career Webber had.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Jobbie Nooner with dad?||
Not sure about going with dad or my kids to an event like that.....
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Nope||
Madison Hts/Royal Oak/Troy area. Hoping to be able to host an MGoBlog meetup once I'm open!
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Seaholm||
My kids are future grads. '19 and '22.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Great Friday!||
Just closed on a piece of property. Construction of my restaurant to begin this fall! Bang me por favor!
|18 weeks 10 hours ago||He's welcomed...||
...to join me and my family for Shabbat dinner any time.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||....this dude's writing style is similar to how Yoda talks?||
Am I the only one who thinks that?
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Big Ten||
Meant top 3 in the Big Ten.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Good news?||
We will surely be in the top 3 in 2015. Yes?
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Links?||
I'm still somewhat new around here...and have figured out most of the inside jokes...
Is there a link to the thread that started the NSFMSRK meme?
|18 weeks 6 days ago||That's...||
...a clown question, Clown Sauce.
(actually, I like the question, but seeing your screen name in combination with your question made me think of the above variation on the clown question response)
|19 weeks 18 hours ago||A Michigan football ticket is a product||
Is it a unique product? Does it have a passionate and connected consumer base? Does it have a strong brand?
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Disagree on winning re: affecting attendance||
Consumers purchase things based on perceived value.
Value is typically based on some sort of combination of the price and perceived quality of the product.
The problem is that prices are rising while the quality of the product (six/seven years of underperformance and mediocrity).
Thus, the perceived value of the product - Michigan football games - has decreased.
The long run effect of the decreased perceived value is that the demand for the product decreases...and thus the lack of sellouts.
If the team had been a national championship contender over the past six years, I can guarantee you that there'd still be a waiting list...regardless of the price increases.
The price of tuition at U of M has increased dramatically at U of M over the past ten years, but demand (applications) continues to increase. Why? Because the perceived value is there...so consumers (students or their parents) are willing to pay the price.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||I agree completely.||
If the team were winning, there'd be a waiting list and there'd be little to no bitching about DB's "wow" experience.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||My||
dream is that we won't have these types of threads every day for the next 85 days. My premonition is that we will.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Nuff said||
That says it all.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Opposite take...||
I think Don's going to end up in a good way.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||"Buy their championships"||
Like that doesn't happen in college sports too? Not your best argument bro.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||This makes me nervous...||
Saban is the only one smiling.
Is this a clue...like some of the "Paul is dead" clues in many Beatles' songs/album covers?
|21 weeks 3 days ago||Great news!||
Mazel tov. Although I'm sure you'll miss the many many emails from your loyal readers inquiring as to the status of the arrival of their HTTV.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||Beaten||
to the punch by a few seconds. I second your emotion.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||...depressed to be a Michigan fan.||
This makes me...
|21 weeks 4 days ago||MGoBlog Readers||
Rivals ranking process.
1. Read MGoBlog
2. Rank player per MGoBlog expert opinion
|22 weeks 3 days ago||*swoon*||
Brian responded personally to my comment!
I'm an MGoBlog VIP!
|22 weeks 3 days ago||I will contribute...||
...as long as you promise to once again send me an autographed version addressed to someone other than myself. Hoping it'll be worth something someday...kind of like an incorrectly printed postage stamp.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||Stop it already||
Many of the stars of that team were Carr recruits.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||Mazel tov!||
The cradle is tremendous.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||#1 principle of sales||
If you don't ask, you don't get!
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Got my change||
Moved from section 2 to 44. Higher row and near my friend's seats.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Bolivia||
SJ, what did you do to get sent to deep, dark Bolivia?
What will we do without your threads?
|23 weeks 5 days ago||This may be true...||
....but it sucks for students.
I've only been to one BTT (two years ago in Indy) and part of what made the atmosphere great was the number of students from each of the schools.
Indy and Chicago are within a reasonable driving distance for pretty much all of the current 12 schools (maybe other than Penn St. and Nebraska).
D.C. and NYC are within a reasonable driving distance for only two or three of the soon to be 14 schools.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Mazel...||
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Truman Show'd||
Thought the same thing and made me wonder if you're being Truman Show'd.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Player for a Day||
That's actually a great idea...minus the actual playing.
(caveat: my 20 years in advertising, sales and marketing may be clouding my judgment on this one)
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Tard||
Make it stop. I'm assuming you also refer to something that's dumb as being "gay."
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Not a bad way to break the fast...||
....with stadium food.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Honey Badgers||
Duke UK and KU are the Honey Badgers of college hoops.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||What you did there||
I see it.
|26 weeks 22 hours ago||Madison Hts||
12 Mile, just east of I-75
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Completely agree||
GR3's complaint about playing out of position really bothered me. He had ample opportunity to show his skill set on offense especially. McGary drove to the hole, handled the ball, and dished it out on multiple occasions...as the center. So I'm not sure how GR3 was held back from doing those things at the 4.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Matzo||
I'm here for the unleavened bread.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||There's no apostrophe...||
...between the "n" and "a." And moron was deliberately misspelled.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||I couldn't help myself||
My Pistons fandom clouded my usual good judgment.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Oakland veterinary services||
in Pontiac is open 24-7 if you live in metro Detroit.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||OMG||
|26 weeks 6 days ago||Help!||
Our power is out in Birmingham! Can I call DTE and tell them I know LSA2000?
|27 weeks 19 hours ago||Buy||
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Gotta respect the dude...||
...and when is the last time an athlete used the words "bonds" "everlasting" "enlightenment" "paths" "intuition" and "love"in a four-sentence statement?
|28 weeks 16 hours ago||Not sure||
what ITG is but yes we did have the cleaning stuff under the sink.
|28 weeks 19 hours ago||Damn||
That's a lot of stuff.
|28 weeks 21 hours ago||Fuck Babyproofing||
Our 12 and 10 year old made it out of the baby/toddler years without their fragile selves being protected by any babyproofing in the house.
It's another industry made up by smart opportunistic marketers...to get you to think you need something that you really don't need.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Allergic to passing?||
Love him or hate him, but he is averaging 8 assists a game.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Rioting...||
...in front of Charley's. People swinging from the light hanging over the corner. Climbing up light posts. Jumping up and down on cars. Etc.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||I'm not saying he has to be super ripped||
But I've seen him in person and I'd guess he's 30 lbs overweight.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||Bloated||
I can't believe how bloated and out of shape he looks....and has always looked. I realize that he's not a dual threat QB but to me it shows a lack of total commitment to achieving professional excellence.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||No sarcasm||
A completely satisfying and appropriate end to the series. My inner teenage girl emerged and thus I cried like a baby. Was totally invested in the show and in the characters.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||Show endings||
I'm going to open myself up to ridicule and say that the ending to Sex and the City was spot on.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||Torn ACLs||
|28 weeks 6 days ago||U14 Soccer||
Any recommendations for this would be great too.
|29 weeks 13 hours ago||Mazel||
|29 weeks 1 day ago||Broken Clock||
He did worse than your average broken clock, which is right at least twice a day...
(unless you're in the military)
|29 weeks 2 days ago||GRIII and Mitch could go either way||
It's easy to make the argument for either scenerio.
For every Trey Burke that came back and improved his draft status, there's a Sullinger who came back and hurt his status.
GRIII and Mitch both seemed to be 1st round locks last year...and now they came back and played (or not played) themselves in to 2nd round picks.
If Michigan is still playing in April, it'll be in large part due to GRIII stepping up. He could play himself back in to the 1st round...and, if he does, he's gone.
As for Mitch, there's gotta be a late-picking team that would take a chance on him in the latter part of the 1st round...assuming his back checks out.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Maths||
You clearly failed math and logic classes. The reason these classes are so small is because we have very few graduating seniors in the next few years. Hoke isn't choosing to have small classes. If anything you can blame the small classes on the amount of attrition from RR's last few classes...resulting in a low number of graduating seniors in '14 and '15.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||Not getting it...||
I'm not sure why everyone is so concerned about Tennessee and has preordained us as the losing team. Yes, they are ranked highly by Kenpom and seem to be on a roll.
But, they haven't really played anyone great. As others have pointed out, they squeaked by a struggling Iowa team.
They were 11-7 in a much weaker conference than the B1G.
Their RPI rank is 40 and their BPI is 25 and they aren't ranked in the top 25 in either of the main polls.
Not saying this will be a blowout or that UM should take the game for granted, but of all the teams left in the tournament, we are getting one that is definitely in the bottom quarter of the remaining 16...and is tied for the lowest seeded team remaining.
Cumong guys. We were expected to be playing a 3 seed and we are getting an 11 seed.
Even if they are "underseeded," maybe they're like a 6 or 7 seed? Of the remaining 16 teams, are there really that many you'd rather be playing?
|29 weeks 5 days ago||Dakich/McGary||
Do we think that, at this point, they are spending considerable time developing their after-shot celebrations/gyrations? Perhaps Coach B is building in practice time for this? Are they working with a choreographer in a dance studio somewhere?
Also, there was an article about J-Mo in a newspaper that I know none of us read and they had a before/after of him...showing his transformation over the past five years.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||Morgan Drive/Slam||
That's something I feel as though we haven't seen much during his career. As he was driving I was thinking "holy shit I don't remember him ever doing that and holy shit he looks like McGary out there."
Nice to see him peaking during the tournament and finishing up at UM playing the best ball of his career.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||MGoGetTogether||
Maybe we need a Birmingham mgoblog meetup at Hunter House. I'll even chip in $15 to pay for Brian Ace and Seth.
|30 weeks 1 hour ago||Same here||
My wife's friend's son's (did you follow that?) Bar Mitzvah is Friday at 8. I'm trying to determine how I can bow out.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||Inn Zone||
Thanks for the suggestion.
And holy shit $25 for six drinks!
|30 weeks 4 days ago||The Window Button||
It scares me. Almost too powerful for its own good.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Link|
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Good point...||
...but my wife doesn't like red meat and neither of us eat seafood, so it actually limits the options in Paris.
We've eaten at Italian and Chinese restaurants all over Europe.
That being said, Dave in Paris really is quite a scene. My close friend, who is gay, got the recommendation from some of his fashion industry friends. It draws celebs, fashion industry folks, etc.
Do a search on The Google and you'll see what I mean.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Small Sample Size Caveats||
If you take the final game records of the 2 and 3 seeds and adjust them by just one game, you'd get a totally different result....i.e., this is a very small sample size.
2 seed: 4-8 record becomes 5-7
3 seed: 4-5 record becomes 3-6
(I would figure out the winning percentages if I could find the calculator on my new Windows 8 laptop)
So, good analysis by you. I just wouldn't put too much stock in the final game win percentages...given that one game would swing the percentages dramatically.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Dave||
There is a Chinese restaurant named "Dave." If you have time, go there for dinner. We go there every time we're in Paris.
It's this run-of-the-mill Chinese restaurant but every celebrity or model you can think of has been there. The walls are festooned with pictures of Dave, who is a flamboyantly gay Chinese man, with all of the celebs.
The food is good and it's quite a scene and very unique for Paris.
|31 weeks 16 hours ago||Read it again||
He's not reporting news.
|31 weeks 2 days ago||Gluten Free Challah||
The recipe is from a friend of ours, who is a great Jewish baker and recently discovered that she has a gluten intolerance. It's from a cook book called Gluten Free Baking Classics, by Annalise Roberts.
If you google it you may be able to find the recipe....or just buy the book. My friend sent me a text message with pictures of the recipe from the book, so I could email it to you, if you'd like me to do so.
Our friend also makes a tremendous gluten free hamentaschen!
(this may be a first for mgoblog...exchanging Jewish gluten-free baking recipes)
|31 weeks 3 days ago||Shabbat dinner?||
Do you think it would help if I invited him over for Shabbat dinner? I'm world famous for my chicken soup. We also have a great recipe for gluten-free challah.
|31 weeks 3 days ago||Argh!||
I'm in the carpool lane with ten minutes to kill and the video isn't showing up on the iPhone app!!! Please send help!
|31 weeks 4 days ago||Was there||
Have never seen the broadcast so may tune in. Would like to see it from a different angle and gear what the announcers were saying.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||Your life||
Is about to get much worse when I96 closes.
|32 weeks 2 days ago||Great to see him contribute this year||
I walked past him in the concourse after one of the games at the Palace last March. Despite the fact that Michigan had won the game, he looked so bummed. I also found it odd that he was walking by himself in the concourse so shortly after the game had ended.
Kudos to him for sticking it out at Michigan. Not that I wanted Mitch to go down, but maybe it was J-Mo's karmic reward for staying at Michigan...when he easily could've bailed.
And he's put up a great performance this year, leading us to the outright Big Ten title.
|32 weeks 2 days ago||Wonderful||
What a great tribute to J-Mo, who definitely has earned all of the cliches like "cornerstone of the program" and "brought us back to respectability" etc.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||Lunardi||
Thanks to you I have no idea how to correctly spell his name! (and that's just fine with me)
And, to stay on topic, I just don't see how Wisconsin is a #2 seed.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||Beilein Wouldn't Have Had That Team||
I'm not so sure Beilein would've recruited all five of them...given the personal profile of the type of player he prefers to have on the team...
|32 weeks 4 days ago||Win...||
...one game and stay healthy and get focused on the NCAA Tournament.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||American||
|33 weeks 3 days ago||DTW > DFW||
Scouting things out in preparation for the Final Four.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Loved this...||
You eloquently encapsulated my thoughts re: the news of the last week.
Could Hoke's moves be defined as "desperation?"
Perhaps, but sometimes "desperation" is a good thing.
Making drastic (and educated) changes to things that aren't working is a good thing.
You can make a strong argument for all of the changes...and point to all of them as having a positive impact.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||Respect||
We are getting it. We are the top-ranked seven-loss team in the country and ranked ahead of many other major conference teams with fewer losses. Based on our season so far, #16 seems about right.
|34 weeks 4 days ago||Week 11 Here!||
Last year we were week 10 and Coach Carr was the faculty forum speaker. I posted a recap of his remarks shortly thereafter.
Love ending the summer up at Michigania...although we usually end up missing the first home football game of the year.
I was driving home during The Horror.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||Kenpom||
With ten minutes left to go in the game, it appears as though Kenpom was off on this one. Ace, it's time for you to start coming up with your own predictions and stop relying on Kenpom.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||No simple answer||
There's no simple answer to the questions you are asking, as each situation is different.
Picking a major isn't as big of a decision as picking where you are going to go play football for four (or five) years.
Each child matures at a different rate. Some 15 year olds are able to make mature decisions...while keeping in mind the long-term ramifications of these decisions. Conversely, my 42 year old sister in law isn't - and never has been - capable of intelligently making these types of decisions.
You're trying to paint with a broad brush here...asking broad questions...when the reality is that there is no one answer.
Each person is different...each circumstance is different...and the ramifications of any decision can vary from minor to life-changing.
Choosing where to play football for four/five years is a life-changing decision. If mom has a legitimate concern about her son playing football at School X, hell yes she should jump in and prevent her son from making a decision that could negatively affect the rest of his life in a significant way.
Choosing a major, while somewhat life-changing, is not nearly in the same league....
|36 weeks 4 days ago||Bad parenting?||
You're kidding, right?
A parent has many obligations...one of which is to ensure their children make smart decisions.
If my child wanted to go play football at a school, but I felt that the school was wrong for him....hell, yes, I would prevent him from doing so.
We obviously have no idea what happened at MSU, but if I was told that School X football players don't need to "play school"...or that my son had friends who were bad influences who were going to be at School X...or that there was a toxic culture there...or that there was rampant drug use or drinking at the School X football team...or whatever...I would absolutely step in and prevent him from playing at School X.
As a parent, doing this is my right, my obligation and my duty.
Not to sound too much like a "get off my lawn-er," but I think we can all imagine the negative results of letting a child (and, yes, an 18 year old is still a child) make all of their own choices.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||I'm the parent||
of two Tweens and if I had a serious concern about a crucial decision they were about to make I would certainly exert my parental right and duty to get them to change that decision.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||Fax machine||
I will be sitting by mine all day.
|37 weeks 1 day ago||No need to duck||
My post obviously went way way over you're head. I hope you seen what I did their.
|37 weeks 1 day ago||I||
could care less that your so upset about the grammar mistake's that people make on are favorite web sight.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Again||
you are proving my point. You are reading a lot in to my post. Which is a reflection on you. Not me.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||The fact that you think||
it's sketchy is more a reflection on you then it is on me. And I'm not sure how you know what "everyone" is thinking.
|37 weeks 5 days ago||Not sure how this is a||
humble brag but whatever.
|37 weeks 5 days ago||Timing is interesting||
I met someone just over two weeks ago who works in the Daily sports department. He told me the story was going to be published on 1-13. Wondering why it was delayed....
|39 weeks 2 days ago||Recruiting Skills||
Recruiting skills are just as vital as the coaching skills IMHO.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||Mindset is huge||
Lots of people get stuck in the music/culture/personal style they had in high school and college...and never evolve in these areas.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||Congrats on your grad!||
Crossing my fingers for a UM grad in 2023 and one in 2026.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||Agree Completely.||
I'm on the best shape of my life at 46. Watch what you eat. Exercise regularly. Pretty simple actually
|40 weeks 4 days ago||$10||
Or you could take one of the other suggestions here and pay the additional $10 for one year to add your spouse to the $69 annual fee.
|40 weeks 4 days ago||$1,400 over 50 years...||
...is about $30 per year...assuming you live to be 72 or so...so not such a bad deal for a lifetime membership.
There are large groups who come to Michiganian and just have one alumnus in the group...so this may be an effort to control this issue.
There is a waiting list for every week other than weeks 1 and 11.
|40 weeks 4 days ago||Lifetime Membership||
Not sure how much it is now but my wife and I did it in out late 20's. I'm sure it's much less expensive than renewing it annually and for those of us who are disorganized eliminates the chance of a lapsed membership.
|40 weeks 4 days ago||$10||
I would say the Michigania experience is worth the additional $10 investment.
|41 weeks 20 hours ago||Stauskas!||
More than just a shooter...the first reference thereof. Wussed out and decided not to make the trek from Birmingham...so watching on the couch with halftime shoveling on the agenda.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||A great year...||
...wishing all of you one in 2014...personally, professionally, academically...and as a Michigan fan.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||Supino||
I'm with you on that. Best in town.
|42 weeks 4 days ago||Eight Crazy Nights||
But we get eight crazy nights!
|43 weeks 1 day ago||Porsche?||
Is your car really a Porsche or did you get your Focus serviced there and left the frame on?
|43 weeks 2 days ago||I'm torn...||
Hoke seems like a great guy and is obviously a true Michigan Man. And a very good recruiter and leader. But, Harbaugh is probably better equipped to keep us at an elite level. Is a year or two of tumult worth it for the long term benefit of having Harbaugh? I'm thinking it is.
|43 weeks 2 days ago||Asshole||
|43 weeks 3 days ago||Ooooh you got me.||
So Jennings has four years and 27 games of experience.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||13-14||
When you turn over 80% of your starting lineup, you have a new coach, and only one starter with more than four years of nba experience, 13-14 is a good start to the season. Plus take into account the better play over the past few weeks...
|43 weeks 3 days ago||I agree with you||
I didn't say it would be easy or even possible to trade Smith. Just stating my preference for Moose.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||Draft Status?||
Was that really the reason he stayed in school...to improve his draft status? Without checking and just going off of my admittedly faulty memory, wasn't he projected as a top-five/ten pick last year?
|43 weeks 3 days ago||Rather trade Smith||
I'd rather they trade Smith than Monroe. I don't think he's ever going to cut down on the chucking and become a more efficient player. My feeling is that he's likely to lose as many games for you as he's going to win for you. Monroe and Drummond are an ideal combination of power and finesse.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||Kittens?||
You've been a bit lax lately with kitten pictures. Are you a dog person now?
|44 weeks 2 days ago||Purchase Agreement||
The only posbang I'm looking for today is the seller signing the purchase agreement on a piece of property I'm attempting to purchase.
|45 weeks 5 days ago||Left testicle.||
I'd give it up.
|45 weeks 6 days ago||Fortunately for us...||
...much fewer than half of our starters are graduating. Which is the primary reason for our travails this season...IMHO.
|46 weeks 3 days ago||No||
We just started parking there about five years ago. We usually arrive late so don't tailgate. Silver Arcadia usually.
|46 weeks 3 days ago||They're yours.||
Jeff, I'll call you tomorrow. Meet at 1145 on Saturday at Hoover Street Auto.
|46 weeks 3 days ago||2 tickets||
I've got two tix. Section 2. Row 16. I'll sell them to someone for $50 each. Would meet you at Hoover Street Auto at around 11:45. Was going to sell them at the game but would be happy to sell them to someone on here at a discount.
|47 weeks 3 days ago||Marinelli's||
|50 weeks 3 days ago||My middle school son...||
So those comments didn't scar you for life? If I had a dollar for every time I've said that to my 7th grade son....
|50 weeks 3 days ago||Interesting perspective||
My 7th grade son has already announced that he will not attend any sporting events if he finds himself attending MSU. His best friend, who is more focused academically and seems to be on the UM track, has indicated a similar sentiment should he find himself in Ann Arbor.
|50 weeks 3 days ago||Are you being ironic...||
....by committing an egregious grammar error in a post questioning Sparty's intellect?
|50 weeks 5 days ago||The score midway thru the 2nd half?||
GRIII - 33; Concordia - 29