I did not make this headline up
|2 days 8 hours ago||I'm reading this on the app||
I'm reading this on the app so I'm squinting and holding the phone as far away as possible...and the lack of matching is still pretty obvious. Oy.
|6 days 10 hours ago||Also got out before I got in...||
Finished law school but didn't take the bar as I had no interest in being an attorney and in spending the time necessary to study for the bar.
When I shared this news with my mother, she told me that maybe I should consider therapy because she couldn't understand this decision, based on the fact that I "always wanted to be an attorney."
I responded that it was actually she who wanted me to be an attorney...and that my position was that those who pursued a career in law were the ones who needed therapy.
Unfortunately, you can count me among those young Jewish males who felt obligated to attend either law or medical school...and given that my science classes consisted of "Plants, People and the Environment," the decision was pretty simple.
Not sure if things have changed at U of M, but I always felt as though there should've been more of an effort to provide career guidance for students...to avoid people like me making the decision to go to law school just because I didn't know what else to do after graduation.
(by the way, I'm not blaming my mother or U of M for me making the decision to go to law school)
|1 week 3 days ago||So sorry to be that guy, but...||
...there's no apostrophe between the word "guy" and the letter "s" in a plural word.
|1 week 3 days ago||Go Hawks! Class of '85 here.||
Go Hawks! Class of '85 here.
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||Dude||
Having to spend so much time and effort to defend the concept of your thread should be your first clue that maybe it's not the best topic.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Funny?||
Not sure how this is funny.
Would you prefer that he work at Taco Bell?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||No politics!||
|4 weeks 7 hours ago||I honestly can't tell which||
I honestly can't tell which one won.
|4 weeks 8 hours ago||I've got the Triangle of||
I've got the Triangle of Champions TSHIRT from that year.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||New Avatar?||
Has it been Google-approved? It doesn't appear as though she is wearing any clothes. Kind of suggestive, don't you think?
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Yes to the point about increased property values...||
While acknowledging that the article is poorly written and that she comes across as whiny and clueless, there is some validity to her point.
The reality can be different than how things appear.
We purchased our current home at the depths of the Detroit area housing market just over four years ago. It's now worth 60-75% more than what we paid for it. We are literally living in a house that we could not afford to purchase at the current value.
Plus, she isn't giving us the complete set of facts. What we don't know is when her parents bought their home and what they paid for it. Maybe they purchased it 15 years ago for $500,000. Yes, they have $1,500,000 in equity, but it is equity only on paper, and with their lifestyle and where they live, it is likely that the bulk of their savings is in the house.
So, while if they sold their house they would be wealthy, it is possible that they are living a somewhat middle class existence in their very wealthy area.
And, yes, I agree with those who have argued that they choose to live in this costly area. We live in the community of Southeast Michigan where houses have a very high cost per square foot. And, we live in what is probably the most expensive area within this community. We could have a much larger house elsewhere for less money, but we like living where we live and are willing to make the necessary "sacrifices" to live here. But I'm smart enough to realize that these "sacrifices" are really rich people problems...and not "real" problems as she is portraying them.
I wish she would've had a friend read the piece before it was published or just had the smarts to not go public with such an inane argument.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Eleventy||
|5 weeks 4 days ago||That sounds great but what if||
That sounds great but what if they have a $1 million mortgage? Plus commissions to the realtors and moving costs.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Seeing The Cars in 1984 was||
Seeing The Cars in 1984 was the most disappointing experience of my life. Like undoing a girl's bra and a ton of tissues come tumbling out. So much less than I was expecting from one of my favorite bands. Saw them at Lolla a few years ago and nothing had changed.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||In regards to #11, I can't||
In regards to #11, I can't stand the way my wife loads the dishwasher.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||One of my friends is a||
One of my friends is a Michigan grad who married an Indiana grad. She is only an Indiana fan when IU happens to beat Michigan in basketball or football. Otherwise, she couldn't care less and probably couldn't even tell you that Tom Crean is their hoops coach.
|7 weeks 13 hours ago||Your screen name...||
...is a perfect fit to your post. I guess you really were a Wolverine in Exile for those two nights.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Wouldn't this be a recruiting||
Wouldn't this be a recruiting violation?
|7 weeks 4 days ago||What you did there. I see it.||
What you did there. I see it.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I've lived in Michigan for||
I've lived in Michigan for the entirety of my 47 years and have never heard it referred to as the "Glove State." I actually had no idea what the OP meant by that.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I'm a Harrison alum too!||
I'm a Harrison alum too!
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I agree with you completely.||
I agree with you completely. The harm to a student when a school pulls an offer can't be compared to the much lesser harm done to a school when a kid decommits.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||It was great up to "it is||
It was great up to "it is more than ironic..." I realize that this is an internal note but Alan has to know that this will get passed around. Founders Cups and GPAs and all the other stuff is irrelevant to the damage and misbehavior on the part of the Sammies.
|9 weeks 15 hours ago||My daughter is in 5th grade||
My daughter is in 5th grade and has a classmate whose last name is Judge. She rolls her eyes every time I tell her she should become a judge and marry him. Judge Judge.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Gotta find a way to cut thru||
Gotta find a way to cut thru the clutter!
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Quit bitching about||
Quit bitching about commercialism. You do realize that you might need a job one day. And the company you work for might need to market its products or services.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Beautiful story. My||
Beautiful story. My condolences on losing your parents at such a young age. Now I need a moment to compose myself. Read this right after the Austin Hatch piece on GameDay.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Flooring Surface is Irrelevant||
A true gentleman - or a bro or bruh - would offer to take off his shoes, regardless of the nature of the flooring surface.
Think of the myriad of substances that your shoes encounter on an average day; that's what you're leaving on the floor of your home if you don't take off your shoes.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||No-shoe policy here...||
...so I noticed the same thing right away. Coach Harbaugh would be welcomed with open arms at the 1989 UM GRAD home!
I'd be interested to know if he offers to take off his shoes at all in-home visits. It's a nice touch that would surely be appreciated and create an immediate positive impression.
|11 weeks 20 hours ago||I still chuckle every time I||
I still chuckle every time I pass exit 69 on I-75, which is for Big Beaver Road.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Never mind. Just noticed it.||
Never mind. Just noticed it.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||No APGAR test score?!?||
No APGAR test score?!? Congrats!
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Sorry||
If it's an apparel update and it's not from Wolverine Devotee...
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Hand?||
OMG! This means that Da'shawn Hand is transferring to Michigan!
|13 weeks 9 hours ago||Obligatory snarky comment re:||
Obligatory snarky comment re: the fact that you subscribe to Men's Journal.
|13 weeks 18 hours ago||Big Blue?||
I completely agree with you. I've been a Michigan fan for 47 years. My parents are grads. My wife and I met there. I never once heard anyone connected with the university refer to the teams as "Big Blue."
|13 weeks 2 days ago||It wasn't really that||
It wasn't really that obvious.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||I'll invite him over for||
I'll invite him over for Shabbat dinner with my family if that would help!
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Don't throw any stones as it||
Don't throw any stones as it appears as though you are living in a glass house. /billy joel'd
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Don't throw any stones as it||
Don't throw any stones as it appears as though you are living in a glass house. /billy joel'd
|13 weeks 2 days ago||You had me at...||
"CC: Intervention." I'm in. Looking forward to a rousing speech and round of the Victors on Tuesday afternoon at the Crisler Center!
|14 weeks 2 days ago||This is a purrfectly||
This is a purrfectly meowgical idea.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Just finished watching||
Just finished watching Anchorman 2 with my 13 year old son. Meaningful bonding time for sure.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||You forgot Tressel.||
You forgot Tressel.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Holy shit.||
Now there are three of them. It went from mesmerizing to creepy.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Wow||
Seeing these stacked one on top of the other is very mesmorizing. Interesting that, at some points, they appear to by synced...and then not.
Kudos to the two of you for posting this back-to-back.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||I was going to downvote the OP...||
...but then I realized that the part of me that I've allowed to get caught up in Harbaughmania has been thinking about the same thing for the last two weeks.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Completely Agree||
I worked in media/marketing for 18 years, so I saw my fair share of incompetence...and also my fair share of great ideas and effective campaigns.
On more than one occasion, I was hired or promoted by someone who could be compared to DB...but it wouldn't have been fair to evaluate me just because I was associated with those folks.
Just because DB is a DB, that doesn't mean that he only hired asshats.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||The solution is to quit your||
The solution is to quit your job. Then productivity is no longer an issue.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||The solution is to quit your||
The solution is to quit your job. Then productivity is irrelevant.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Quiverfull?||
May he/she would give up one of their kids? My recollection is that he has at least a half dozen...
|16 weeks 17 hours ago||Grizzly Adams was my beard.||
Grizzly Adams was my beard.
|16 weeks 19 hours ago||I admire your optimism that||
I admire your optimism that this will be considered the Monday Harbaugh thread. Maybe the Monday mid-morning Harbaugh thread. Because of course there are many more to come...
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Regardless of wins and||
Regardless of wins and losses, michigan football is still nationally relevant. The coverage of the coaching change is evidence of this fact.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Are you aware that he's only||
Are you aware that he's only 14 yrs old? Give him a break.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Great writing. Your best work||
Great writing. Your best work so far. I was at the game in Atlanta. Went hoarse shrieking "Spiiiiike" during the first half.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Les' comments are||
Les' comments are meaningless. He'd be crazy to say anything else to a prospective recruit.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Such a pet peeve of mine. The||
Such a pet peeve of mine. The apostrophe in plural words. Ugh.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||From one nice Jewish boy to||
From one nice Jewish boy to another...I enjoyed the Yiddish reference!
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Heh heh. You said "beaver."||
Heh heh. You said "beaver."
|16 weeks 5 days ago||You go on with your bad self||
You go on with your bad self and get those free points!
|17 weeks 7 hours ago||Candlelight Vigil||
I will purchase one and hold a candlelight vigil for Brady Hoke beginning at 2PM tomorrow.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||You could borrow my son's||
You could borrow my son's Michigan yarmulke.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||For sure. Surprisingly big||
For sure. Surprisingly big crowd other than the students.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Surely you can't be serious.||
Surely you can't be serious.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Wolverine Devotee||
|17 weeks 6 days ago||DTE has been in our||
DTE has been in our neighborhood for months and the seems to have paid off. We have power! Previously, we were losing power at the slightest breeze. People in our neighborhood were wielding torches and pitchforks.
|18 weeks 19 hours ago||It would also be interesting||
It would also be interesting to see an analysis of teams that return 80-90% of the previous year's two-deep.
|18 weeks 19 hours ago||Clark isn't on the current||
Clark isn't on the current depth chart so I omitted him. And there are easily identifiable replacements.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Just turned 47 last week...||
...and here I am spending my time on MGoBlog.
I'm living the dream, while Gundy is being castigated and lauded all at the same time.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Don't buy tickets. You can||
Don't buy tickets. You can have two of mine. Section 44. Row 80. Let me know.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Halftime Interview||
Of course, Izzo has to mention that they were playing two walk-ons in the first half. And he threw his big guys under the bus.
I have no objection to a coach talking about needing to play better, but his way of calling out specific players is really grating.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||I know this isn't realistic||
I know this isn't realistic but with his recruiting skills and the way the players seem to like him and his passion for Michigan, it'd be great to see him stay on as DL coach. Or maybe something involving player relations or recruiting in the AD.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Calm down. Clark is in jail.||
Calm down. Clark is in jail. I'm guessing it's not that easy to call someone who's in jail.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Not sure if you're alluding||
Not sure if you're alluding to the BTN announcers or not, but it they were so bad it was cringe-worthy.
|19 weeks 11 hours ago||To be alive...||
As of last week, two of my friends from high school - who also attended U of M with me - have passed away as a result of bile duct cancer.
I understand the passion that many of us feel for U of M sports (football and basketball, in particular), but some of you really need to step away and take a deep breath.
Maybe it's because I'm a bit older than most of you...or because of the losses and struggles I've experienced...but the lack of perspective around here sometimes amazes me.
So, while this is a bit of a corny topic for the board, it is a good reminder...and made me want to add my snark-free $.02.
|19 weeks 12 hours ago||Yes||
Completely agree. The lack of nuanced thinking in many of the knee-jerk comments in yesterday's threads is disheartening.
What Frank did (and it does appear as though the word "allegedly" doesn't need to be used here) is awful.
It doesn't mean that he's garbage or a horrible person.
We don't know what his upbringing has done to him. Or how difficult it was - and is - for him to overcome the environment in which he was raised.
Let's hope this is a wake-up call. Let's hope Frank will atone for this and get the help he needs.
And, of course, hope that there are no long-term negative repercussions for the victim.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||We Jewish folks don't hunt||
We Jewish folks don't hunt but I'll be up in Ann Arbor taking in the hoops action. (Seriously. We don't. It's such a novelty that occasionally the Detroit Jewish News will do an article about a Jewish person who hunts. Right after the one about a Jewish man who's handy around the house.)
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Yes||
If the Lions won the Super Bowl, this town would literally melt down. It would make the rioting in the aftermath of the Tigers' 1984 World Series victory look like a genteel tea party attended only by London's upper crust aristocracy.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Hopefully it happens very||
Hopefully it happens very quickly do that we don't have to endure any more of these threads.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||UCLA/Kentucky/Indiana||
All have five or more NCAA championships. Clearly better basketball programs than U of M...historically speaking.
|20 weeks 22 hours ago||I'll be there! As per my||
I'll be there! As per my annual tradition for the first game of the season, I'm bringing my 10 yr old daughter.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||It's my son's Bar Mitzvah||
It's my son's Bar Mitzvah weekend! He's now officially a Michigan Man!
|20 weeks 4 days ago||In other news...||
The earth is round.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||It took me a while...||
...but I get your joke now. I was about to get all up in your grill for spelling literally incorrectly...but...litter-ally! A purrfect cat joke!
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Yes. I do.||
Yes. I do.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||This idea is meowsic to my||
This idea is meowsic to my ears. Mikey would be great at teaching linemen to maintain low pad level.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||This is Michigan furgodsakes.||
This is Michigan furgodsakes.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||I can't think about this||
I can't think about this right meow.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||You've gotta be kitten me.||
You've gotta be kitten me.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||As the father of a 13-year old son...||
...I'm impressed with your motivation and ambition.
Just remember that when you start a thread/topic, you need to add something interesting or insightful. In this instance, you could've provided your prediction for the starting line-up, or made an observation about how tall or skinny our players are...or something else.
You're also going to have to develop a thicker skin. People are going to neg your posts or make snarky comments It's just the way it is. Don't take it personally....and don't respond by getting angry. Best advice is to ignore it and not respond at all.
If you're really not sure how to handle something, ask one of your parents or another adult.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||Seems pretty obvious that||
Seems pretty obvious that this is the work of our former DB AD, DB.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||You lost me at "to||
You lost me at "to questions."
|21 weeks 6 days ago||WD, I am your father. Or||
WD, I am your father. Or maybe I am Spartacus.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||I'm too lazy to look up the||
I'm too lazy to look up the records but I'm guessing that U of M's record over the past four years compares favorably to any other school in the country...whether you're looking at overall record, conference championships, or number of players drafted.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||So sorry for your loss. May||
So sorry for your loss. May you find some comfort in your memories of your brother and in your shared Michigan fandom.
|23 weeks 3 days 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.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||What's...||
Bret Bielema doing with MGrowOld's wife?!?!
|23 weeks 6 days 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.
|24 weeks 12 hours ago||Me||
I've been told that, aesthetically, I'm like the love child of George Clooney and Brad Pitt.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||I seen what you did their.||
I seen what you did their. Your funny.
|24 weeks 6 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.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||.no.||
|25 weeks 6 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.
|25 weeks 6 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.
|26 weeks 8 hours ago||Thought I'd bring this out one more time...||
|26 weeks 9 hours 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.)
|26 weeks 13 hours ago||Almost as cute...||
...as the kitten in a Michigan cup that I posted yesterday...also in an effort to soothe nerves.
|26 weeks 17 hours 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.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||With a cute kitten in a Michigan cup!||
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Cute kitten in a Michigan cup!||
|26 weeks 1 day 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.
|26 weeks 2 days 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."
|26 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!
|26 weeks 5 days ago||You're on to me. Not only are||
You're on to me. Not only are you handsome but also very smart!
|26 weeks 5 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...
|26 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.
|27 weeks 6 hours ago||He is a radio personality not||
He is a radio personality not a journalist. He's always been a poor writer.
|27 weeks 6 hours 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.
|27 weeks 4 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.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||I, agree.||
Where, did the comma, in the headline, come from?
|27 weeks 4 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?
|28 weeks 19 hours ago||Kittens? We want moar||
Kittens? We want moar kittenz!!!
|28 weeks 1 day 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.
|28 weeks 4 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.
|28 weeks 4 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.
|29 weeks 3 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.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Did you know the answer||
Did you know the answer without looking it up?
|29 weeks 3 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.
|29 weeks 3 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."
|29 weeks 4 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.
|29 weeks 4 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.
|29 weeks 5 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.
|30 weeks 19 hours 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.
|30 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.
|31 weeks 7 hours ago||But is your Buckeye friend||
But is your Buckeye friend going to watch the Michigan game this Saturday?
|31 weeks 3 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.
|31 weeks 3 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.
|31 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.
|31 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.
|31 weeks 5 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.
|31 weeks 5 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.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Damn||
Your eleven-year old daughter is tall!
|32 weeks 2 days 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!
|32 weeks 4 days ago||So...||
...you could care less? Then you should be ok with this thread.
|32 weeks 4 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."
|33 weeks 1 day ago||Link?||
Where can I see/hear the media day thingy?
|33 weeks 2 days 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.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||Beavis and Butthead||
Heh heh. He said "butt pads." Hmm hmm. HEH HEH.
|33 weeks 6 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.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||Ok||
|34 weeks 1 day 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.
|34 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.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||Intermarriage...||
...is a bad idea.
|36 weeks 12 hours 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.
|37 weeks 5 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.
|37 weeks 5 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...
|37 weeks 6 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...
|37 weeks 6 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.
|37 weeks 6 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.
|37 weeks 6 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?
|38 weeks 4 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!
|38 weeks 5 days ago||Maybe he just wanted...||
|39 weeks 3 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.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||Jobbie Nooner with dad?||
Not sure about going with dad or my kids to an event like that.....
|39 weeks 3 days ago||Nope||
Madison Hts/Royal Oak/Troy area. Hoping to be able to host an MGoBlog meetup once I'm open!
|39 weeks 3 days ago||Seaholm||
My kids are future grads. '19 and '22.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||Great Friday!||
Just closed on a piece of property. Construction of my restaurant to begin this fall! Bang me por favor!
|41 weeks 1 day ago||He's welcomed...||
...to join me and my family for Shabbat dinner any time.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||....this dude's writing style is similar to how Yoda talks?||
Am I the only one who thinks that?
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Big Ten||
Meant top 3 in the Big Ten.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Good news?||
We will surely be in the top 3 in 2015. Yes?
|41 weeks 4 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?
|42 weeks 18 hours 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)
|42 weeks 1 day 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?
|42 weeks 2 days 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.
|42 weeks 2 days 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.
|42 weeks 3 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.
|43 weeks 5 days ago||Nuff said||
That says it all.
|44 weeks 10 hours ago||Opposite take...||
I think Don's going to end up in a good way.
|44 weeks 1 day ago||"Buy their championships"||
Like that doesn't happen in college sports too? Not your best argument bro.
|44 weeks 3 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?
|44 weeks 4 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.
|44 weeks 4 days ago||Beaten||
to the punch by a few seconds. I second your emotion.
|44 weeks 5 days ago||...depressed to be a Michigan fan.||
This makes me...
|44 weeks 5 days ago||MGoBlog Readers||
Rivals ranking process.
1. Read MGoBlog
2. Rank player per MGoBlog expert opinion
|45 weeks 4 days ago||*swoon*||
Brian responded personally to my comment!
I'm an MGoBlog VIP!
|45 weeks 4 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.
|45 weeks 5 days ago||Stop it already||
Many of the stars of that team were Carr recruits.
|45 weeks 5 days ago||Mazel tov!||
The cradle is tremendous.
|46 weeks 3 days ago||#1 principle of sales||
If you don't ask, you don't get!
|46 weeks 3 days ago||Got my change||
Moved from section 2 to 44. Higher row and near my friend's seats.
|46 weeks 3 days ago||Bolivia||
SJ, what did you do to get sent to deep, dark Bolivia?
What will we do without your threads?
|46 weeks 6 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.
|47 weeks 3 days ago||Mazel...||
|48 weeks 4 days ago||Truman Show'd||
Thought the same thing and made me wonder if you're being Truman Show'd.
|48 weeks 4 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)
|48 weeks 4 days ago||Tard||
Make it stop. I'm assuming you also refer to something that's dumb as being "gay."
|48 weeks 6 days ago||Not a bad way to break the fast...||
....with stadium food.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||Honey Badgers||
Duke UK and KU are the Honey Badgers of college hoops.