“The player development is the main thing I like (about Michigan),” Williams said. “You can see that they develop their players. They get them in the gym and they work them hard. And their hard work pays off.”
|5 days 11 hours ago||Assing||
I seem to recall in the 80s or 90s the MSU band got in trouble for a hazing practice called "assing". Study it out.
|5 days 13 hours ago||I'm a man. I'm 40 and a UM||
I'm a man. I'm 40 and a UM alum and fan for the last 34 years. I remember as a kid hearing the SP score being announced at the game and people sort of mock cheering but as time has gone on I don't recall this really getting much of a reaction anymore. However, I haven't been to a game in seven years so perhaps the kids have latched onto it in a fit of hipster irony.
|5 days 14 hours ago||No||
I think the whole Slippery Rock connection is something only meaningful to those over 50. Unless they are going to have UM players signing memorabilia for middleaged dudes to sell on eBay I can't see this game pulling more people than Fan Day.
|1 week 3 days ago||Chobani is one of the worst||
Chobani is one of the worst of the Greek yogurts IMHO. I find it thin and watery and it displeases me. My wife keeps buying it so I keep eating it because I don't know any better.
|2 weeks 16 hours ago||Who cares what the neighbors||
Who cares what the neighbors think? Unless they moved there in 1920 they knew what they were getting into and have profited from it.
However, I'm not a fan of the fireworks thing. It is just one more small step towards making a generic fan experience that I can get down in Toledo going to a Mud Hens game on a Saturday night for 1/10 the cost.
Skywriting, The Noodle, Rawk Muzak, Beyonce, Fireworks, etc...none of them make the product on the field any more palatable and justify the massive ticket prices charged. In fact, I feel they are intentionally distracting us from how awful the actual product is compared to the price of admission.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Fightn' and Drankn'||
Ha! My roomate who went with us (and peruses this board and may even see this) always wanted to start fights with people when we were drinking. The problem we had that day is we blew all our money on the trip to get there. We were used to $2 pitchers at Mitch's. When we ran into the tourist-prices charged at PIB we couldn't come close to buying enough liquid courage to start a fight.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||That One Time...at Put-In Bay||
I remember the first (and only) time I went to Put In Bay when I was an undergrad. It was the first time I'd seen people over the age of 40 getting drunk and puking all over the place. They puked in the bars, in the bushes, on the boat on the way back. It felt like I was at a frat party with AARP.
Now that I'm 40 I have no desire whatsoever to do that. Life is cruel.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||It got me to click. He used||
It got me to click. He used the one weird trick they teach in online journalism school.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Jesus is just alright with||
Jesus is just alright with me.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Jesus may have stolen a||
Jesus may have stolen a scooter, but he also built my hot rod.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I think it is hilarious they||
I think it is hilarious they are showing repeated shots of the train tracks and trying to make the area look badass. It is an office park in Plymouth Township, really on the edge of a wealthy suburb.
I wish they showed more of the workouts to get an appreciation for what the approach is and really see how much harder the pros have to work compared to the average MGoBloggers down at Vic Tanny.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Tracy Sprinkle is the name of my new Death Metal Band||
Tracy Sprinkle is the name of my new Death Metal Band
|3 weeks 4 days ago||July 4th = Running||
Per tradition I ran the Ann Arbor Firecracker 5K this morning. This time with my son for the first time. An awesome experience.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Something is going on right now||
I ran past the stadium this morning around 6:30am and they had football highlights on the big screen and I could hear what sounded like a bunch of dudes inside doing some kind of drill. So is that summer conditioning or maybe just a Corporate Fantasy Bootcamp for CEOs renting the stadium for their Special Event?
|5 weeks 6 days ago||With a name like that he is||
With a name like that he is sure to lead us to Football Valhalla. What?
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Dundee = The Big City||
A few years ago I was in a band that played a few weekend gigs at a bar in Petersburg, which is off US23 a bit north of the Ohio border. The town is in the middle of nowhere and at the end of each night a big crowd always seemed to show up around 12:30am.
Finally I got the courage to ask these locals where they were coming from at this time of night and they said they "just got back from the big city!".
"Detroit?" I asked.
So, as I learned that night it's all relative.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||All the cool kids say vodak||
All the cool kids say vodak now. You're cool aren't you?
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Unfortunate that we see a||
Unfortunate that we see a bottle of vodak in the background of the funny cat picture.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||I am glad they pinched this||
I am glad they pinched this serial loafer.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||"Stauskas but athletic"? You||
"Stauskas but athletic"? You are either Fred Jackson or selling Nick very short. Cumong man!
|10 weeks 6 days ago||That is like telling people||
That is like telling people to stop smoking!
|10 weeks 6 days ago||You don't get a full ride to||
You don't get a full ride to UM on a chess scholarship! Better start saving now.
|11 weeks 13 hours ago||Ha! Ha!||
|11 weeks 2 days ago||The games will still be on TV||
The games will still be on TV right? Thanks to Jim Delaney I have BTN on my television so I can see every game against every tomato can that ESPN and ABC would treat as ratings death. This way I don't need to make the short walk down the street to the stadium AND I save thousands of dollars a year AND I don't have to put up with all the bullsh!t of the Wow Experience during the game.
Personally I love Jim Delaney for this reason. I am selfish.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||TheWowExperience||
|12 weeks 2 days ago||xXTheMBrandandLucasXx||
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Seth, I'm not sure you should||
Seth, I'm not sure you should be painting in sunlight either. I've had paint bubble up on me when the sun heated it too much or it dries way too fast and gets gummy ending up with a weird texture.
Painting sucks! Good luck to you.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||I'm not sure what is going on||
I'm not sure what is going on here but I didn't drink last night and I feel great! Well, off to take the kids to swim lessons and soccer!!
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Well, Jimi choked on vomit||
Well, Jimi choked on vomit shortly thereafter. So there's that.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||35 footers Rainin' Outta The Sky!||
I loved this commercial. Anytime we were playing basketball and somebody caught fire from outside that person was dubbed "Lamar Mundane". As you can see I still use this reference but it is increasingly lost on people younger than myself. Why can't the world stay the way I'm used to!?!?
|13 weeks 1 day ago||I am saying his offensive||
I am saying his offensive game is weak like Ukraine. His calves might be able to power him into becoming a defensive armadillo where he hunkers down in the paint and pushes people out with the power embedded within them.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||From what I have observed of||
From what I have observed of Max in the games I am not optimistic about his offensive abilities. I think best case scenario is he works on his defensive game and rebounding. The biggest hole on this team next year is any physical presence in the paint. If Max can be a scrapper down there whilst pulling in a fair share of rebounds that will be alright assuming Walton and Levert can create off the dribble and Zak Irvin goes full Lamar Mundane.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Yes....My Fracket....my||
Yes....My Fracket....my former President! Nice to see you here, sir! I will upvote the heck out of you.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||If my degree was in math I||
If my degree was in math I couldn't afford to live in Ann Arbor. /zing!
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Uhhh....I must know you||
Uhhh....I must know you because "Dio made me do it" was my catchphrase a long time ago. I once dumped a mason jar full of beer on my head at a party. When asked why, my only response was "Dio made me do it". In reality the beer itself caused me to do it but Dio was a much easier scapegoat because he kicked so much ass.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||My driveway is 2 miles from||
My driveway is 2 miles from the stadium and I won't go to the games. It has all been covered here before but my reasons are:
1) It is way too expensive to go. I have a family of four with two boys. My wife and I each have two degrees from UM and live in AA. We should be in the wheelhouse for the fanbase. I'm not paying thousands of dollars to take my family to the games.
2) The stadium experience is awful. It reminds me of an NBA game with the constant artificial noise. I am 6'4" and hate being wedged into a little space on the bleachers. If I stand I block the person behind me.
2) I have better things to do on Saturdays. Going to a game takes up too much of my time with kids having soccer, school activities, or me just needing to get things done around the house. I carve out 3.5 hours to watch the game on Saturday, often on DVR because
3) HDTV is awesome and having everygame on TV diminishes the uniqueness of the in-person experience. When I was a kid I listened to most games on the radio, maybe getting to see one or two on TV a year. The first time I went to a game it was amazing because everything I pictured in my mind was now right there in front of me.
4) The team is not very good and they play crap opponents.
So, there it is. The confessions of a middle-aged man who used to be a much bigger fan than he is now.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||MEB! MEB! MEB!! What a||
MEB! MEB! MEB!!
What a finish!
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Wow. Did Shalane bonk or||
Wow. Did Shalane bonk or did she get hurt? She really blew it.
Meb is amazing. As a runner of advanced age I salute him. Hopefully the old guy can hang on!
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Ice? Heat?||
I run quite a bit (35-45 miles/week) and used to have a lot of soreness in my legs as I would ramp up intensity and volume. I feel ice and heat were only treating the symptom and the next run would just bring the pain back in spades.
If what you are doing is causing you that much pain consistenly then you are doing something wrong. I finally got my running gait analyzed and spent quite a bit of time shortening up my stride, that in combination with stretching afterwards and a protein shake for recovery has kept the soreness away.
So, to conlude. My opinion is that if regular exercise is giving you pain there is a deeper problem. Unless you are a professional athlete who's career depends on whatever crazy thing your body is capable of doing in a violent way, ice and heat is just masking the problem.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Anybody who has been a||
Anybody who has been a student at UM and paid attention to what the big time athletes around them were driving, wearing, and where they were living would know that UM has some kind of unofficial bag men. It has been this way as long as I can remember back to the 80s and I'm sure existed before that.
Granted it is does not appear to be as flagrant as it seems to be Down South and as Brian said, perhaps I do wish they were better at being "boostery"!
|16 weeks 1 day ago||I've been following #DoneDeal||
I've been following #DoneDeal for awhile. It's finally paying off!
|16 weeks 1 day ago||I'm putting on my robe and||
I'm putting on my robe and wizard hat.....
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Terrible Start But Great Race||
I ran it. The starting location was terrible. It is a bottleneck down there and there was no instructions over the loudspeaker or with signage to segrate the walkers from the runners and the fast runners from the slow runners.
There were way too many walkers up front. I almost tripped over a lady in a walking boot. I knew I was in trouble when I looked around me and I was surrounded by people with headphones and sweatpants on in the starting area.
Anyways, the route was really nice though. Good to get the hill out of the way early and roll downhill near the end. I PR'd it and finished near the top of my age group much to my astonishment.
I hope they do it again but refine the start so those who want to run it can do so unimpeded.
EDIT: And I hope they add a 10K or 5mile race next year. A longer race would be fun as 5Ks are over almost before they start.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||???||
I think you must be running the Big House 5K, which is next week. This weekend is the Ann Arbor Marathon.
Packet pickup for the BH5K is at Crisler during the Spring Game. Unless things have changed you don't need tickets to go to the Spring Game. Just walk in and sit down.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||The Arb is Out||
I'll be running the half marathon this year. They just sent out an email saying the Arb is now not part of the course since the trail is still covered in ice.
I like the route for the half this year. I don't think I would like the marathon though since you run it twice. That would seem to really ratchet up the mental fatigue. Please report back how it went!
|18 weeks 13 hours ago||With all the luxury student||
With all the luxury student housing being built around town do these students even do their own shopping? Let alone be caught dead at a Meijer.....Whole Foods maybe, but Meijer just screams "Flyover State".
Things have changed since I was young and I don't like it! And it will happen to you tooooo.....
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Is he here to amuse us? How||
Is he here to amuse us? How the @#$% is he funny?!?!
|20 weeks 5 days ago||He's cute now....||
...but if he beats UM a few times I'm pretty sure we will find many things to be objectionable about him.
Until then he's a snugglywugglesnuckumcutiepie of a coach. Awwww...
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Way to make the low-jumping||
Way to make the low-jumping GrittyMcGrittersons on Iowa even more self-conscious about playing basketball by comparing them to the Polar Vortex.....I LOL'D.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||I could make that much money||
I could make that much money in 5 seconds! GOSH!
|22 weeks 5 days ago||This is a fantastic idea.||
This is a fantastic idea. I'd be in for $100 for Tacopants Receivers Coach.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Yes. They used to fluff me||
Yes. They used to fluff me when I was younger and had no money, but then they wised up and stopped wasting their time I guess. A few years ago I worked with a former fluffer who gave me a quickie on their fluffing techniques.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||MGoBlog Sponsorship||
We should do a kickstarter to name the Athletic Director position the "TacoPants University of MIchigan Athletic Director Position Brought to You by MGoBlog". For the right price Brandon would roll over and take it.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Newsflash||
Newsflash: Many rich people like letting other people know how rich and important they are. UM has expert salespeople devoted to fluffing the egos of rich alums so they can shake them down.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||Is the hate for Craft because||
Is the hate for Craft because white players get over-hyped by the media or is it because white people hate other white people succeeding with a limited skillset because it makes them feel bad about themselves? The list is long on this honkyhate: Hurley, Laettner, Parks, Reddick, Tebow, Craft, Eckstein, Rudy....
I'm asking.....for a friend....I don't see race.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||"We didn't come here to play||
"We didn't come here to play school!"
|24 weeks 4 days ago||Well, Larry Foote got in so||
Well, Larry Foote got in so I'm not sure how much lower we can really make the standards....
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Who is Madame Tate Forcier||
Who is Madame Tate Forcier and why is she reading tarot cards?
|25 weeks 5 days ago||DatBull4Life?||
|25 weeks 6 days ago||I think everybody is so used||
I think everybody is so used to S-E-C Speed that they couldn't handle the slowdown, grind-it-out style of Northern Driving.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||You kids are soft. SOFT!||
You kids are soft. SOFT!
|27 weeks 5 days ago||I originally read "Buffet" as "Butthurt"||
I think just by attending a Buffet concert you admitted you were considered "old" at 30!!
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Exercise is probably number||
Exercise is probably number one, but I think you need to also keep learning new things and not settling on being comfortable in anything. People who seem "old" are often stuck in the past and stubborn about changing. Probably getting new hobbies or changing jobs keeps your mind in good shape.
/I'm a man. I'm 40.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||I enjoy the solitude of a||
I enjoy the solitude of a morning run outside. The treadmill messes with my mind and makes it seem like more effort since I'm not going anywhere. I don't really practice any kind of meditation but a morning run clears my head better than anything. Only time I really get to be alone.
Also, no headphones allowed!
|28 weeks 9 hours ago||My high school weightroom had||
My high school weightroom had a big poster with The Bulldozer Tony Mandarich on it. He had tattoos before tattoos were cool.
|28 weeks 9 hours ago||I think players are bigger||
I think players are bigger now because they play more video games, high fructose corn syrup, and GMOs.
|28 weeks 10 hours ago||I don't care||
My Lions fan brain and my UM fan brain are completely different. The head coach for the Lions could be a coke-snorting, cigar smoking, golf-cart riding doofus for all I care. Just win half your games baby!
|28 weeks 4 days ago||I'd love nothing better than||
I'd love nothing better than for him to shut his mouth, but he's been right on point ever since Dantonio was hired and the Dark Ages began. I hate it.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Valenti's point is that Hoke||
Valenti's point is that Hoke is DB's personal hand puppet and this whole OC change was DB's decision not Hoke's, which is why Hoke didn't take questions and DB did. Valenti went further to say that DB is essentially Jerry Jones and has way to much say in the running of the football program compared to the head coach by referencing the weekly film sit-ins and the rumors of how this OC switch went down.
Do I believe it? As much as I don't like what Valenti says, over the years he tends to be more right than wrong. So part of me feels very uncomfortable about it.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||I blame the Detroit Lions:||
I blame the Detroit Lions: Ruining Football For Kids for 60 Years
|29 weeks 5 days ago||I have a very bad feeling||
I have a very bad feeling that without McGary UM is going to struggle to qualify for the NCAA Tournament this year. Is that wrong? Should I not be thinking that?
|30 weeks 3 hours ago||Rod Marinelli loved coaching||
Rod Marinelli loved coaching linemen too. We all know that worked out well.
|30 weeks 8 hours ago||I don't get what is so||
I don't get what is so funny. Every MichiganMan with an MBA like me has one. You should too if you're worth your diploma.
Now get out there and SPEND!
|30 weeks 8 hours ago||Hey Man, you're harshing my||
Hey Man, you're harshing my buzz.
|30 weeks 8 hours ago||The UA Wildcat is wearing a||
The UA Wildcat is wearing a shirt with no pants. Disturbing.
|30 weeks 9 hours ago||I used to think it would be||
I used to think it would be great if Arizona and UM played in the Rose Bowl. However, I think we are so far from ever returning that it will never happen.
|30 weeks 9 hours ago||42-6||
It is almost flawless execution. Beautiful to watch. Probably when he builds on this success with more talent RR will have a serious Pac12 title contender in a year or two.
|30 weeks 9 hours ago||Wow, 35-6 now. Does the||
Wow, 35-6 now. Does the Arizona offense move faster than UM did under Rich Rod? They seem to snap it so early that ESPN often misses it trying to show the replay.
Am I viewing this through a different lens or does it seem Arizona's offense this year is better than any that RichRod had at UM? This further adds to my frustration.
|30 weeks 9 hours ago||28-6 Arizona now early in the||
28-6 Arizona now early in the 3rd. The Wildcat offense is really starting to heat up. The blockers are blocking, the runners are running, and the throwing guy is throwing to guys catching.
Must be fun to be a fan of a team that can execute the expectations for the position.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||Kids these days. Seems||
Kids these days. Seems anybody under the age of 30 can't keep their phone out of their hands longer than 5 minutes. He has to admit he has a problem.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||I think you've just stumbled||
I think you've just stumbled upon the key to massive profits: Blimpy Burger with a Liquor License! Can you imagine?
The first time I ever went there I could barely walk back home due to the grease clogging my digestive tract and quickly coagulating in my circulatory system. Add alcohol into that mix and I'd probably never leave due to not being able to find the door. I'd die happy though.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||Darnit...was hoping Narduzzi||
Darnit...was hoping Narduzzi would get the EMU jorb.
|33 weeks 2 days ago||Jerry Glanville has plenty of||
Jerry Glanville has plenty of experience.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Hopefully this means no more||
Hopefully this means no more Blue Turf on my teevee. Hurts my eyes. My perfectly manicured lawn is green not blue.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||I believe that this is||
I believe that this is employee parking (my wife parks there (and has to PAY TO DO SO)) and bus repair.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||As a taxpaying resident of||
As a taxpaying resident of Ann Arbor I too have grown weary of the expanding "non-profit" footprint of the UM. My taxes go up to subsidize every piece of land they take off the books. We are already struggling to make ends meet in this city with laying off cops and firefighters. The $180K/year currently brought in my EB in taxes probably pays for almost two public servants like that. Will we be forced to lay off more of them after this?
UM doesn't need more parking for the tennis courts.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||this is the end||
my only friend the end.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||I remember that game from my||
I remember that game from my freshman year. It rained the whole time and my buddy wore a brand new suede jacket to the game and ruined it.
However, that was a great capper to a fantastic regular season. The first home game was ND with The Catch and the last was a beatdown of OSU, lets not talk about the Rose Bowl.....
|35 weeks 9 hours ago||Because we weaken their||
Because we weaken their strength of schedule?
|35 weeks 1 day ago||There is nothing more badass||
There is nothing more badass than the outro of "Walk"! Serious ballwalkin'.
|35 weeks 1 day ago||1) I'd tell them the||
1) I'd tell them the expectation is for the position
2) I wash myself with a rag on a stick before The Game
3) I would deny the validity of the bubble screen.
|35 weeks 1 day ago||Are there really any GOOD||
Are there really any GOOD tattoos?
|35 weeks 1 day ago||Everything is OK!||
This is funnier because it is in Spanish.
Homer's "Everything is OK Alarm":
|35 weeks 1 day ago||Hell, at this point I'd pay||
Hell, at this point I'd pay Narduzzi to be the OC.
|35 weeks 1 day ago||Narduzzi would be an awesome||
Narduzzi would be an awesome choice. Finally get a badass in here and the whole team will respond accordingly. Throw $4.5 million at him and see if he would be willing to Benedict Arnold Dantonio.
|35 weeks 3 days ago||I think you are right all the||
I think you are right all the time and very handsome.
|35 weeks 3 days ago||I'm Tired of Looking Backward||
Please stop looking to the past to predict the future. I grew up on Bo and loved that era but it is GONE! That style of football and style of coaching is not going to succeed at a high level anymore. Elevating Bo to some kind of God-like status around here is only holding UM back rather than going forward.
OSU doesn't look back. They mercilessly roll forward and whether we like it or not they have dominated the series for the past 12 years and there is no sign of it changing. We aren't even in the same league other than the number of fans we can sucker into going to the stadium.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Freakanomics?||
|35 weeks 6 days ago||(No subject)||
|35 weeks 6 days ago||It was because he was cussin'||
It was because he was cussin' at practice, something the players never heard from Ron English and Lloyd Carr.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||Frampton only played on one||
Frampton only played on one of those albums I believe: Rock On.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||So let them actually enroll||
So let them actually enroll in engineering classes where the vast majority will discover they are in way over their head and flunk out? Honesty is probably better than blowing smoke up their butts.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||I remember that Lions game in||
I remember that Lions game in NY. The coaches were wearing Lions Leather jackets. Bad ass!
|36 weeks 6 days ago||2008 had some crater games||
2008 had some crater games for rushing like Utah and Illinois but nothing like what we've seen the last two weeks. Keep in mind 2008 did not have the "f*** it I'm running QB option" either, which Devin provided in the first half of this season to add to the rushing numbers.
|36 weeks 6 days ago||This offense seems WORSE than||
This offense seems WORSE than 2008, at least by the smell test. Maybe I have repressed much of that season but I don't recall them being this bad even with Threet/Sheridan. If I recall they actually were getting better with Threet as the season went on until he got hurt. That offense was really lacking in skill and experience at just about every position, this one has skill but not much experience in just the O-line. So this seems like a bigger debacle.
Anybody have some game by game comparisons through each of the seasons they'd want to post? Who is worse stastically?
|37 weeks 8 hours ago||Too old! And he could be a||
Too old! And he could be a bad seed. A terrible seed! A disgruntled old man pining for the days of yesteryore.
|37 weeks 8 hours ago||No||
|37 weeks 9 hours ago||I've also been drinking||
I've also been drinking decaf, so that isn't helping my mood.
|37 weeks 11 hours ago||Keep in mind I'm 40. There||
Keep in mind I'm 40. There are no new young lady friends. Life has become a veritable trudge to the end zone, which is the sweet embrace of the crypt.
|37 weeks 12 hours ago||Drinking and Losing||
I am now a man (I'm 40!) but in my younger days I would get hammered after losses. I only found it made me feel even worse about things the next day.
So for me drinking heavily after a loss is like letting the opponent beat you twice. For those of you who don't get hangovers maybe it doesn't apply, or your definition of "heavy drinking" is different than mine.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||I especially like when I am||
I especially like when I am told to "MAKE SOME NOOOOOIIIIIZZZEEEE!".
|37 weeks 2 days ago||I was offered four free||
I was offered four free tickets to the NEB game at work. I did not want to go since the in-game experience is so awful for me that I can't stand it. I could not give away the tickets to anybody at work either as they all said the same thing.
And these are all people who live and work in Ann Arbor. It doesn't feel like college football to me anymore and is not a WOW experience. Maybe I am indeed getting old but my kids aren't going to be going to games as a result and they are actually pretty apathetic about UM football in general.
CREATING THE FYOOTCHER!!!
|37 weeks 2 days ago||If you are having a||
If you are having a conversation you might be talking about how bad the product on the field is and perhaps agreeing that you might not want to buy tickets again. So, you are being mind-controlled by the sterile muzak.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||The similarities are that||
The similarities are that both programs are in freefall. Well, EMU has already hit bottom...by then end of this year and a Pizza Bowl loss we might be there with them.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||I know there a lot of people||
I know there a lot of people getting rich because of them.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||MANBALL doesn't require||
MANBALL doesn't require fakery and shenanigans. You call your shot, tell the D where you are running and run it rght at them. That is what MEN do. It is simliar to WWI trench warfare where MEN ran right at machine guns because they were MEN.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||If the QB can't read defenses||
If the QB can't read defenses (most college QBs cannot do that well) then why not send in an audible from the sidelines after the D is set up? Another MGoBeef that I'm sure will be repeated many times this week from Master Brian.
|37 weeks 3 days ago||Call me a heretic, but what||
Call me a heretic, but what really IS Mattison's track record and why does he always get a free pass here? What is the longest he has stayed at a championship program? What were his best defenses that he was solely in charge of?
However if the offense was even slightly below average I wouldn't even be thinking about the defense giving up game winning drives against PSU and Nebraska. or getting pushed around by Akron..
|37 weeks 3 days ago||I bet she was celebrating the||
I bet she was celebrating the $4billion profit-generating campaign for the non-profit public institution.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||The ugly-assed thing doesn't||
The ugly-assed thing doesn't even work 25% of the time. I often go by it and there are weird jagged lines or huge black boxes over it. THAT is even more distracting than the "UM athletes did 2000 hours of community service last year" sign I usually see.
|37 weeks 6 days ago||I bet he is running for||
I bet he is running for president.
|42 weeks 6 hours ago||These pretzels are making me||
These pretzels are making me thirsty.
|42 weeks 6 hours ago||it over||
three runs might az well be ten
|42 weeks 7 hours ago||COCO IS MAKING ME||
COCO IS MAKING ME UPSET!
|42 weeks 7 hours ago||buntbuntbuntbuntbuntbunt||
|42 weeks 7 hours ago||bunt?||
who on this team can bunt?
|42 weeks 7 hours ago||they suck||
two years in a row the bats go cold. fire llllloyd.
|46 weeks 1 day ago||Yep. I bet Brandon paid her||
Yep. I bet Brandon paid her a lot of money. She'll perform or lend her music for the right price to anybody.
|47 weeks 3 days ago||I think I liked things better||
I think I liked things better before we knew which junior high kids were taking unofficial visits. Seeing the sausage get made is unappetizing.
However, I enjoy the insights that this site has into the actual games moreso than the traditional media. Plus I'm here aren't I? If I didn't like it I wouldn't be reading it I guess.
|47 weeks 3 days ago||Wait a minute. You got all||
Wait a minute. You got all f*cking mad about people not spelling out their cussin', then you said Urbie is a "d*ck".
|47 weeks 4 days ago||Yeesh. Every player from||
Yeesh. Every player from Cass gets bagged on. How do they win all these championships if the players are so raw and undersized?
|47 weeks 4 days ago||Flying Macaroni Monster||
I had to see our new Deity for itself and ran past the stadium this morning. There it was, almost transluscent in the morning sun, The Noodle. It was smiling at me....although it was more of a sh*t-eating grin. Like the grin of somebody who just stuffed a wad of cash in their pocket and put a goddam statue of a noodle outside Michigan Stadium.
|50 weeks 1 day ago||I recall Rodriguez practices||
I recall Rodriguez practices blasting music constantly. Seemed rather odd. Probably contributed to all the naughty language the coaches had to yell to be heard over it.
|51 weeks 2 days ago||Alright, post edit it is ok||
Alright, post edit it is ok now.
|51 weeks 2 days ago||This post is bad and you||
This post is bad and you should feel bad.
|1 year 1 day ago||"Impactful" - It sounds||
"Impactful" - It sounds stupid and tells me that the person saying it is stupid.
"Fast twitch" - Makes me uncomfortable for some reason
"Basically" - If it is so "basic" why is your explanation so long?
"Economies of scale" and "Correlation does not equal causation" - The two terms idiots who took an Econ or Stats 101 blurt out when in an argument.
|1 year 1 week ago||I'm Old and I Don't Like It||
I'll be there. Was hoping for a PB in this race since Chicago is so flat but an injury derailed me the last two months. I'll struggle through it.
Look for the tall, old man huffing and puffing his way to the finish.
I'm not sure I'm gonna wear that shirt they gave us though. It IS a nice shirt but if the temperature is over 65 degrees I'd probably overheat in that thing.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Please take pictures of your||
Please take pictures of your wife with a higher quality camera. Not that I'm being creepy or anything, but i'm just saying what all the fellaz be thinkin'.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Some stories you just can't||
Some stories you just can't forget.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||How long are your arms? I'm||
How long are your arms? I'm guessing not nearly as long in proportion to your body as his.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Yeah, she's hott but you||
Yeah, she's hott but you gotta remember she has the mind of a 20 year old girl. This is something you'd expect from a teenager not an adult.
/I'm a man. I'm 40!
|1 year 5 weeks ago||I'm buckling up and preparing||
I'm buckling up and preparing for another Runyan in Ann Arbor, if you know what I mean...
|1 year 7 weeks ago||5Ks are painful aren't they?||
5Ks are painful aren't they? 10Ks and halfs are really nice as you can settle into your groove rather than just gunning it the whole time. I haven't done a full marathon yet, but plan on trying Detroit in the fall. That will probably be an all new kind of torture.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Too tired, old, and busy||
I ran the Dexter-Ann Arbor half last weekend and I really wish this race was NOT the following weekend. I'm too old to string these back to back and have to coach baseball later in the morning.... If Big House Big Heart is not going to happen anymore I'd like this to be the Ann Arbor Fall Marathon and stop stepping on the more traditional DXA2 weekend.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||My favorite Deaconism: "John||
My favorite Deaconism:
"John Kitna?!?! I could drink a quart of vodka and still take care of John Kitna!"
|1 year 12 weeks ago||What is your go to album in||
What is your go to album in the community? Mine is Vulgar Display of Power.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Diabolus in Musica was the||
Diabolus in Musica was the closest they got to the "Metallica Moment" in my opinion. Even Kerry King admits that was a mistake.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||It's Shopped. Book It.||
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Win.||
|1 year 13 weeks ago||TV?||
20 years ago when I was in undergrad I seem to recall most of us being there 20-30 minutes before each game. There was an excitement and urgency to be there and see the spectacle. However, we also didn't have the luxury of being able to see every game on TV since there was no BTN to show the crappy games, so if we didn't show up we wouldn't see the game at all.
Perhaps more students are just saying #$%# it, I'll watch at home? I doubt it is more pre game drinking causing no shows, that has always been going on.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||You think you're better than me?||
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Is that Taylor Lewan on the||
Is that Taylor Lewan on the cover of HTTV?
|1 year 17 weeks ago||My worst dorm stairwell story....||
Some kid took a dump in the stairwell of Mary Markley in 1992 and wiped it all over the wall...disgusting. Ruined my Sunday morning brunch. I remember opening the door and smelling something akin to death, as I walked downstairs it got worse and worse. Then I saw the horrible crime scene. I reacted thusly:
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Powerlifting is the sport for||
Powerlifting is the sport for kids too fat to be on the bowling team.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||I only read this site 5-6||
I only read this site 5-6 times a day. I can't keep up with all the modern hip lingo used by the 20 somethings around here because I have a job and kids and other things to do.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||From WikiPedia, Best's||
From WikiPedia, Best's measurables are nearly identical to Denard's:
|1 year 22 weeks ago||5'10" 199 is pretty solid. I||
5'10" 199 is pretty solid. I really think he should be looked at as a RB over WR. The way the Lions used Jahvid Best (who was also 5'10" 199lbs) would be a good strategy with Denard. There would be less of a learning curve for him than WR and he'd get the ball 10-15 times a game rather than 2-3.
Just please don't let the Lions draft him and ruin him.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Like Paul Simon said: We are||
Like Paul Simon said: We are soft in the middle.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||The game sold out, which||
The game sold out, which means the entire lower bowl was full. I was there and I think I must have got the last three tickets. My boys and I had to sit next to a smelly fat guy who wouldn't move to let us past his seat.
It was fun despite Chubs McGee. However, most women's games bring half the attendance if that.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Free Arby's?||
|1 year 24 weeks ago||OJ is dead?||
OJ is dead?
|1 year 24 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|1 year 24 weeks ago||NO CURLS IN THE SQUAT RACK!||
|1 year 25 weeks ago||But Saban can just greyshirt||
But Saban can just greyshirt some guys to fit Poggi in! Still nervous! Still nervous!
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Dan Marino's Quick Release||
I guess financially supporting the Baby Mama is better than just getting her a pair of Isotoner gloves.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Horford||
If Eric Riley could make it so could Horford.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||"GRIII's dad has not been a||
"GRIII's dad has not been a big part of his life"
This is interesting you say this as I've been wondering about their relationship. We often see THS in the crowd at UM supporting his son but yet I don't recall seeing GRII at all. Not that this proves anything, but could lend credence to what you said.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||I'm amazed you were able to||
I'm amazed you were able to post something so well thought out and organized whilst imbibing. I probably would have gave up half way through and just started a Kate Upton or Friday NIght Drinking Thread.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Red seems awfully obsessed||
Red seems awfully obsessed with genitals.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Shaking Hands with the Unemployed||
So Alabama gets the good QB recruits by offering them Miss Alabama. This is a problem for UM as the best we can offer the recruits is a date with Miss Michigan.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||He was driving with a||
He was driving with a suspended license. While illegal, I wouldn't put this in the "major offense" category.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Not so fast my friend.||
Not so fast my friend.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||You could party at my place.||
You could party at my place. I'll have some beers on hand and probably some pizza. I'll need to excuse myself around 8:30 to put the kids to bed and then you'll need to split around 11:00pm cuz that is when I go to sleep. Yeah, the A2 scene is hoppin'.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||I thought that too. I was||
I thought that too. I was also thinking that during the UM-Nebraska game when they kept showing that inflatable Husker mascot in the student section...poor rubes who have seats behind him are screwed.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||ALL POWER AND GLORY TO THE||
ALL POWER AND GLORY TO THE HYPNO-PANDA!
|1 year 33 weeks ago||In UFC you could still hop on||
In UFC you could still hop on his back and keep punching him.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||So, in essence "Brandon makes||
So, in essence "Brandon makes the trains run on time"?
|1 year 33 weeks ago||I didn't run with a GPS on||
I didn't run with a GPS on last year but I did suspect the course was a bit shorter than a 10K when I beat my previous 10K best by 2:20.
Best case scenario here is this is a dustup between CFC and UM and maybe another race coordinator can step in. AATC took over DXA2, maybe if they took this race over too it could return?
|1 year 33 weeks ago||LAME!!||
LAME! LAME! LAME!
|1 year 33 weeks ago||F*** YEAH!||
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Word. Now this year the AA||
Word. Now this year the AA Marathon is a week after DXA2 rather than two weeks. I'm too old to recover from a half marathon and run another or even a full a week later.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Boooo!! Boo to you sir!||
Boooo!! Boo to you sir!
|1 year 33 weeks ago||I'm pretty ticked off about||
I'm pretty ticked off about this. Other than the Dexter-Ann Arbor run this has turned into the premiere run in the Ann Arbor area in the last few years. Tons of charities relied on it and I think the local running community loved it, it was my favorite local race.
I wonder what this "New Direction" for charitable fundraising is the UM AD is cooking up? Hosting 4000 fund-raising runners at the Big House on a Sunday morning seems like a good idea to me....
|1 year 34 weeks ago||B1G is not money driven? I'd||
B1G is not money driven? I'd say it is more money-driven than any conference out there.
$$$ > Quality
I think the conference would actually be better top to bottom if it dropped some dead weight and called itself the Big 8.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||The Word of the Day Is||
The Word of the Day
Is FFFFUUUUUUU because Ohio beat us
Due to Al's play calls
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Finding a good OC is a lot||
Finding a good OC is a lot easier than a good HC.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||1984 was Bo's worst||
1984 was Bo's worst year....Harbaugh broke his arm in the State game and if I recall we played a third string QB named Chris Zurbrugg most of the season. If Harbaugh hadn't played the beginning of the season it could have been 2008esque (3-8).
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Wait, I thought you were||
Wait, I thought you were checking out? You're addicted! You can't stop mgoboarding!
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Only time I remember The Game||
Only time I remember The Game at 3:30 was in 2006, but I'm an old timer. Most of these iMGoBloggers don't remember that.....
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Wow, your life blows.||
Wow, your life blows.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||IVE PLAYED ENOUGH MADDEN AND||
IVE PLAYED ENOUGH MADDEN AND NCAA ON XBOX TO KNOW MY XS AND OS THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Thanks for turning your caps||
Thanks for turning your caps lock off on your third post. Although you need to know there is a shift key too.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||In college I weaved profanity||
In college I weaved profanity into every conversation I had. My first job out of school was working in vehicle assembly plants so swearing was common there too. It wasn't until I got a proper office job that I realized dropping f-bombs all the time wasn't really a wise career move.
My epiphany came when went off on the office printer jamming on me for the final time. After I unleashed my tirade I noticed my cube mates all timidly prarie-dogging to see who the crude, hot-headed, malcontent was....my boss had to take me aside and tell me to turn it down a notch.
So, yeah.....the older you get the more odd it is to be swearing in public.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||"Violent Extraction of Fecal||
"Violent Extraction of Fecal Matter" would be a great band name.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||I blame high fructose corn||
I blame high fructose corn syrup.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||I love the Michigan Theater,||
I love the Michigan Theater, but it is NOT the most comfortable theater in the country if you are over six feet two...the leg room is insufficient for the 21st century American male.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||If the Rose Bowl is not on||
If the Rose Bowl is not on the line then it doesn't mean much in comparison to those matchups of yore.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||No wonder the students don't||
No wonder the students don't show up. They don't want to sit with you.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||I'm at Rick's right now||
I'm at Rick's right now looking to beat some ass....where are all the tough guys? MIA just like at the game today.....
|1 year 36 weeks ago||I dunno....we've kicked this||
I dunno....we've kicked this around a lot. There could be a few things at work here:
1) Maybe this next generation of kids doesn't really care that much about football? Not a big deal, but still weird they'd buy tix.
3) Foreignors and kids from OUT OF STATE!!!