|6 days 23 hours ago||This is a purrfectly||
This is a purrfectly meowgical idea.
|1 week 13 hours ago||Just finished watching||
Just finished watching Anchorman 2 with my 13 year old son. Meaningful bonding time for sure.
|1 week 17 hours ago||You forgot Tressel.||
You forgot Tressel.
|1 week 20 hours ago||Holy shit.||
Now there are three of them. It went from mesmerizing to creepy.
|1 week 20 hours 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.
|1 week 20 hours 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.
|1 week 3 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.
|2 weeks 18 hours ago||The solution is to quit your||
The solution is to quit your job. Then productivity is no longer an issue.
|2 weeks 18 hours ago||The solution is to quit your||
The solution is to quit your job. Then productivity is irrelevant.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Quiverfull?||
May he/she would give up one of their kids? My recollection is that he has at least a half dozen...
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Grizzly Adams was my beard.||
Grizzly Adams was my beard.
|2 weeks 5 days 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...
|2 weeks 6 days 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.
|3 weeks 11 hours ago||Are you aware that he's only||
Are you aware that he's only 14 yrs old? Give him a break.
|3 weeks 17 hours 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.
|3 weeks 22 hours ago||Les' comments are||
Les' comments are meaningless. He'd be crazy to say anything else to a prospective recruit.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Such a pet peeve of mine. The||
Such a pet peeve of mine. The apostrophe in plural words. Ugh.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||From one nice Jewish boy to||
From one nice Jewish boy to another...I enjoyed the Yiddish reference!
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Heh heh. You said "beaver."||
Heh heh. You said "beaver."
|3 weeks 2 days ago||You go on with your bad self||
You go on with your bad self and get those free points!
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Candlelight Vigil||
I will purchase one and hold a candlelight vigil for Brady Hoke beginning at 2PM tomorrow.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||You could borrow my son's||
You could borrow my son's Michigan yarmulke.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||For sure. Surprisingly big||
For sure. Surprisingly big crowd other than the students.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Surely you can't be serious.||
Surely you can't be serious.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Wolverine Devotee||
|4 weeks 4 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.
|4 weeks 5 days 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.
|4 weeks 5 days 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.
|5 weeks 21 hours 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.
|5 weeks 2 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.
|5 weeks 3 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.
|5 weeks 3 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.
|5 weeks 4 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.
|5 weeks 4 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.
|5 weeks 4 days 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.
|5 weeks 4 days 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.
|6 weeks 1 day 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.)
|6 weeks 1 day 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.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Hopefully it happens very||
Hopefully it happens very quickly do that we don't have to endure any more of these threads.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||UCLA/Kentucky/Indiana||
All have five or more NCAA championships. Clearly better basketball programs than U of M...historically speaking.
|6 weeks 5 days 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.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||It's my son's Bar Mitzvah||
It's my son's Bar Mitzvah weekend! He's now officially a Michigan Man!
|7 weeks 1 day ago||In other news...||
The earth is round.
|7 weeks 2 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!
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Yes. I do.||
Yes. I do.
|7 weeks 2 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.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||This is Michigan furgodsakes.||
This is Michigan furgodsakes.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I can't think about this||
I can't think about this right meow.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||You've gotta be kitten me.||
You've gotta be kitten me.
|7 weeks 5 days 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.
|8 weeks 2 hours ago||Seems pretty obvious that||
Seems pretty obvious that this is the work of our former DB AD, DB.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||You lost me at "to||
You lost me at "to questions."
|8 weeks 3 days ago||WD, I am your father. Or||
WD, I am your father. Or maybe I am Spartacus.
|8 weeks 3 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.
|9 weeks 3 hours 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.
|10 weeks 20 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.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||What's...||
Bret Bielema doing with MGrowOld's wife?!?!
|10 weeks 3 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.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Me||
I've been told that, aesthetically, I'm like the love child of George Clooney and Brad Pitt.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||I seen what you did their.||
I seen what you did their. Your funny.
|11 weeks 3 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.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||.no.||
|12 weeks 3 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.
|12 weeks 3 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.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Thought I'd bring this out one more time...||
|12 weeks 4 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.)
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Almost as cute...||
...as the kitten in a Michigan cup that I posted yesterday...also in an effort to soothe nerves.
|12 weeks 5 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.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||With a cute kitten in a Michigan cup!||
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Cute kitten in a Michigan cup!||
|12 weeks 6 days 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.
|12 weeks 6 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."
|13 weeks 1 day 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!
|13 weeks 2 days ago||You're on to me. Not only are||
You're on to me. Not only are you handsome but also very smart!
|13 weeks 2 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...
|13 weeks 4 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.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||He is a radio personality not||
He is a radio personality not a journalist. He's always been a poor writer.
|13 weeks 4 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.
|14 weeks 1 day 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.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||I, agree.||
Where, did the comma, in the headline, come from?
|14 weeks 1 day 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?
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Kittens? We want moar||
Kittens? We want moar kittenz!!!
|14 weeks 5 days 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.
|15 weeks 1 day 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.
|15 weeks 1 day 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.
|16 weeks 14 hours 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.
|16 weeks 19 hours ago||Did you know the answer||
Did you know the answer without looking it up?
|16 weeks 20 hours 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.
|16 weeks 20 hours 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."
|16 weeks 1 day 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.
|16 weeks 2 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.
|16 weeks 3 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.
|16 weeks 5 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.
|17 weeks 1 day 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.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||But is your Buckeye friend||
But is your Buckeye friend going to watch the Michigan game this Saturday?
|18 weeks 19 hours 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.
|18 weeks 19 hours 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.
|18 weeks 1 day 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.
|18 weeks 1 day 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.
|18 weeks 3 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.
|18 weeks 3 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.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Damn||
Your eleven-year old daughter is tall!
|18 weeks 6 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!
|19 weeks 1 day ago||So...||
...you could care less? Then you should be ok with this thread.
|19 weeks 1 day 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."
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Link?||
Where can I see/hear the media day thingy?
|20 weeks 19 min 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.
|20 weeks 17 hours ago||Beavis and Butthead||
Heh heh. He said "butt pads." Hmm hmm. HEH HEH.
|20 weeks 4 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.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Ok||
|20 weeks 5 days 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.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||I donated...||
...at one of the higher levels too but chose to remain anonymous. It's a nobler way to give.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Intermarriage...||
...is a bad idea.
|22 weeks 4 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.
|24 weeks 2 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.
|24 weeks 2 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...
|24 weeks 3 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...
|24 weeks 3 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.
|24 weeks 3 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.
|24 weeks 4 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?
|25 weeks 2 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!
|25 weeks 2 days ago||Maybe he just wanted...||
|26 weeks 22 hours 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.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Jobbie Nooner with dad?||
Not sure about going with dad or my kids to an event like that.....
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Nope||
Madison Hts/Royal Oak/Troy area. Hoping to be able to host an MGoBlog meetup once I'm open!
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Seaholm||
My kids are future grads. '19 and '22.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Great Friday!||
Just closed on a piece of property. Construction of my restaurant to begin this fall! Bang me por favor!
|27 weeks 5 days ago||He's welcomed...||
...to join me and my family for Shabbat dinner any time.
|28 weeks 21 hours ago||....this dude's writing style is similar to how Yoda talks?||
Am I the only one who thinks that?
|28 weeks 1 day ago||Big Ten||
Meant top 3 in the Big Ten.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||Good news?||
We will surely be in the top 3 in 2015. Yes?
|28 weeks 2 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?
|28 weeks 5 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)
|28 weeks 5 days 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?
|28 weeks 6 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.
|28 weeks 6 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.
|29 weeks 23 hours 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.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||Nuff said||
That says it all.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Opposite take...||
I think Don's going to end up in a good way.
|30 weeks 6 days ago||"Buy their championships"||
Like that doesn't happen in college sports too? Not your best argument bro.
|31 weeks 1 day 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?
|31 weeks 1 day 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.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||Beaten||
to the punch by a few seconds. I second your emotion.
|31 weeks 2 days ago||...depressed to be a Michigan fan.||
This makes me...
|31 weeks 2 days ago||MGoBlog Readers||
Rivals ranking process.
1. Read MGoBlog
2. Rank player per MGoBlog expert opinion
|32 weeks 1 day ago||*swoon*||
Brian responded personally to my comment!
I'm an MGoBlog VIP!
|32 weeks 2 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.
|32 weeks 2 days ago||Stop it already||
Many of the stars of that team were Carr recruits.
|32 weeks 2 days ago||Mazel tov!||
The cradle is tremendous.
|33 weeks 20 hours ago||#1 principle of sales||
If you don't ask, you don't get!
|33 weeks 22 hours ago||Got my change||
Moved from section 2 to 44. Higher row and near my friend's seats.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||Bolivia||
SJ, what did you do to get sent to deep, dark Bolivia?
What will we do without your threads?
|33 weeks 4 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.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||Mazel...||
|35 weeks 1 day ago||Truman Show'd||
Thought the same thing and made me wonder if you're being Truman Show'd.
|35 weeks 2 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)
|35 weeks 2 days ago||Tard||
Make it stop. I'm assuming you also refer to something that's dumb as being "gay."
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Not a bad way to break the fast...||
....with stadium food.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Honey Badgers||
Duke UK and KU are the Honey Badgers of college hoops.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||What you did there||
I see it.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||Madison Hts||
12 Mile, just east of I-75
|36 weeks 23 hours 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.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||Matzo||
I'm here for the unleavened bread.
|36 weeks 2 days ago||There's no apostrophe...||
...between the "n" and "a." And moron was deliberately misspelled.
|36 weeks 2 days ago||I couldn't help myself||
My Pistons fandom clouded my usual good judgment.
|36 weeks 2 days ago||Oakland veterinary services||
in Pontiac is open 24-7 if you live in metro Detroit.
|36 weeks 2 days ago||OMG||
|36 weeks 5 days ago||Help!||
Our power is out in Birmingham! Can I call DTE and tell them I know LSA2000?
|36 weeks 5 days ago||Buy||
|37 weeks 1 day 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?
|37 weeks 5 days ago||Not sure||
what ITG is but yes we did have the cleaning stuff under the sink.
|37 weeks 5 days ago||Damn||
That's a lot of stuff.
|37 weeks 6 days 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.
|38 weeks 2 days ago||Allergic to passing?||
Love him or hate him, but he is averaging 8 assists a game.
|38 weeks 2 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.
|38 weeks 3 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.
|38 weeks 3 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.
|38 weeks 4 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.
|38 weeks 4 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.
|38 weeks 4 days ago||Torn ACLs||
|38 weeks 4 days ago||U14 Soccer||
Any recommendations for this would be great too.
|38 weeks 5 days ago||Mazel||
|39 weeks 2 min 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)
|39 weeks 1 day 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.
|39 weeks 1 day 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.
|39 weeks 3 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?
|39 weeks 3 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.
|39 weeks 3 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.
|39 weeks 5 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.
|39 weeks 5 days 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.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||Inn Zone||
Thanks for the suggestion.
And holy shit $25 for six drinks!
|40 weeks 2 days ago||The Window Button||
It scares me. Almost too powerful for its own good.
|40 weeks 2 days ago||Link|
|40 weeks 2 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.
|40 weeks 2 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.
|40 weeks 2 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.
|40 weeks 5 days ago||Read it again||
He's not reporting news.
|41 weeks 1 day 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)
|41 weeks 1 day 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.
|41 weeks 1 day 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!