i find this extremely interesting
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That plane is owned by Richard Rogel a UM alum who founded PPO of Michigan and then sold it to Blue Cross and Blue Shield in '96. He's a big UM supporter, as you probably guessed. He chaired the Michigan Difference fundraising campaign, was President of the Alumni Association and sits on a UM atheltics board along with donating boatloads to UM.
I have heard firsthand that another UM alumni has a private jet with the winged helmet painted on the nose. Michael Levitt a UM grad (BBA, and JD) who founded Stone Tower Capital (now part of Apollo) hedge fund. However, I can't seem to find pictures of that.
|4 days 1 hour ago||Wish to own...||
I'll need to upgrade the unapproved split block M logo...so maybe I can get a deal.
Anyone wanna go in halfsies? Maybe a MGoKickstarter?
|4 days 15 hours ago||Mac||
If you both have macs connect using iChat video chat and then choose share desktop.
|1 week 23 min ago||Professor What's His Name...||
|1 week 6 days ago||Up vote for you||
I spend far too much time...even before I was a member.
|2 weeks 3 hours ago||2 Posts In 2 Years||
Impressive restraint or disappointing amount of time put in here...
|3 weeks 22 hours ago||#1 Punter||
#1 Punter is still only 754 overall.
Sad face for punters everywhere...
|3 weeks 1 day ago||DH3|
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Here Ya Go||
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Lowest Points In Sparty||
Oh this should be a fun game. What are other low points in Sparty fan's life? I'll start
- 2004 Braylon game
- Graduation, facing job prospects
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Except||
...North Korea is more likeable
...North Korea has a better fooball team
...North Korea's leader is less angry than Dantonio
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Scout||
Tony Brown, Adoree Jackson, Marlon Humphrey
|3 weeks 2 days ago||George Gray?||
Johnny Olson was the original announcer on Price is Right and coined the phrase "Come on down." Maybe you're more familiar with Rod Roddy, Rich Fields or George Gray (current guy).
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Johnny Olson....Who's next?||
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Johnny Olson Who's Next?...||
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Photo of Expulsion|
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Didn't say it...|
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Open Note To Coach Borgess||
Open Note To Coach Borgess
Dear Coach Borges.
Thank you. Thank you for doing this interview with Heiko and MGoBlog. Thank you letting us peek behind the curtain. Thank you for not dismissing this blog out of hand. Thank you for not letting past criticism of you on this blog dissuade you from doing this interview.
Everyone here is a passionate UM football fan, but most of us are just that...fans. Very few have ever seen or understood the inner workings of the program. Thus your candid responses are much appreciated.
10,000 MGoPoints to you sir.
Go Blue. Beat Ohio.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Follow Ups||
Heiko, thanks for the superb read. This sparked a few more questions for me. So if you get a chance for follow up questions in the future, or if other MGoReaders know the answers here they are:
* Do they typically look at cutups from the current season?
* Or do they do historical looks if the opposing coaching staff has been there a while?
* Does he drill down into tendancies of the opposing D-Coordinator or Head Coach, or is that kind of overrated?
* Who preps the practice squad so that they know the other team's defens? What is involved for those players in learning another team's defense or at least simulating it? Same thing for the defense?
Where does this rate on the scale of awesome things Heiko has ever done?
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Pandering For Votes?||
|5 weeks 3 days ago||$||
Those contracts in the new cba are for 4 years, starting at the league minimum of about $400k with set escalators, so most rookies after the 2nd round are all in the same boat (not including UDFA's). He got a small bonus as you suggested. If he makes the team that $400k base salary is paid in 17 weekly installments. When Denard signs it will probably be in the same ball park.
In the meantime at camp, room and board is covered by the team and he'll make $850/week in per diem. If he doesn't make the 53 man roster, but gets one of the 8 practice squad spots he'll get about $6k/week for every week he's on the squad including any run into the playoffs. However, some teams will pay certain players more than minimum for the practice squad. Last year the patriots had a DE on the practice squad who pulled in $300k.
Here's to hoping BWC makes the team and has a long NFL contract.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Sunday Morning In East Lansing...||
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Baseline Right||
You gotta be tough to go baseline right on that court...
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Security Policy||
Perhaps the security policy is partly to blame. Regardless of decade college students like to mix booze and football. The difference was in past decades students could sneak alcohol into the stadium and continue to party throughout the game. There was no reason not to go to the game early. The 1983 and 1992 games referenced above were pre 9/11 games where sneaking booze into the stadium was an accepted tradition. In '92 we snuck a pony keg into the stadium strapped to the bottom of a wheel chair...and we were just copying others who had done it. In the 80's you could bring drinks into the stadium. You didn't have to sneak. You could even exit the stadium at half to get more booze and re-enter. Getting anything into the stadium today is virtually impossible, so normal red-blooded partying college students have a disincentive to show up early if they want to party. Also, keep in mind even as recent as the mid-to late 90's not every UM game was on TV, so if you didn't show up you didn't see it. You had to wait for highlights on Sports Center or Michigan Replay on Sunday. Now students can preparty and watch the first quarter or half on their iphone.
The 2001 game referenced above is the first game post 9/11. It was a big deal. People were told to get there early because of extra security, and most didn't know what to expect so everyone showed up.
Also John Navarre was at QB that game so there's that...
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Recorders||
EDIT: ^ ^ ^ ^
What that guy said...
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Recorders||
That's the spot where most reporters put their digital recorders. Guessing some reporter was using his iPhone as the recorder.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||They are the recruiting||
They are the recruiting equivalent of Kim Kardashian right now, both in terms of looks and reputation.Pregnant and slutty?
|11 weeks 23 hours ago||Rugters Instructional Coaching Video||
A page from Coach Patches...
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Dantonio Handwritten Letter||
I was able to find a Dantonio handwritten recruiting letter, too...
|12 weeks 4 days ago||B1G Basketball||