|5 weeks 4 days ago||He'll always be "Mr Myers" to me.....||
I grew up with his sons attending Grant Elementary School (now torn down) in Royal Oak MI. Even then, he stood out in a crowd at school/football/Cub Scout functions with his imposing physical presence, shaved head and always present turtle neck. Very nice and humble man who loved his kids. I always considered him one of the "Cool Dads" of my youth.
|42 weeks 5 days ago||Agreed...||
I attended the very first UM v PSU B1G game in Happy Valley. Tyrone Wheatley and Derrick Alexander were magnificent, but the Defense set the tone. 1st and Goal at the 1/2 yard line late in the 3rd quarter in a very tight game. M absolutely stoned them 4 straight downs and it wasn't even close. You could hear a pin drop amongst the +100K PSU faithful - welcome to the B1G! The goal line stand starts at 5:05:
|44 weeks 16 hours ago||This level of performance....||
....should not be rewarded with a contract renewal:
|48 weeks 9 hours ago||Doobie Brothers - The Captain and Me||
The original, pre-Michael McDonald rendition of the Doobie Brothers. This album still plays great today from first to last song:
|49 weeks 12 hours ago||Both headroom and a second elevated sleeping area||
....that measures 6' l x 5' w. The Germans can engineer anything except a cupholder.
|49 weeks 15 hours ago||VW Syncro Westfalia||
...great alternative to a full-on RV. An AWD version of the VW Westfalia, complete with all of the cool camping options & trimmings. The perfect vehicle to hit the Summer Music Festivals and National Parks.
|50 weeks 14 hours ago||2003 BMW 540i||
...last year of BMW's iconic E39 series. BMW integrated several features from their M series into the final version of the 540i. Mine was a 6 speed with the M Sport package. Beautiful lines and a joy to drive with a remarkably efficient 22 MPG thru its 4.4 liter V8 engine.
Still critically acclaimed:
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Interesting quote....||
...from Hue Jackson - former Begals OC, winner of last year's Pro Football Writers Association co-Assistant Coach of the Year and now Cleveland Browns head coach - on which player from the Bengals offense has barely scratched the surface of his abilities. “Marvin Jones. Not even close. The guy is so talented. He has so much ability. We haven’t even touched how good he can be.”
So, the Lions get the best free agent WR available this year, still early in his career, at market rate with what looks like a lot of upside.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Rhinegeist Gramps Barrel Aged||
Just starting S4 E1, sipping Rhinegeist's limited release Barleywine with this year's first time Bourbon Barrel Aged variation. Very tasty, very potent. May need to transition into some bourbon neat later on to slow my roll.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Since we're including vans in the conversation......||
|1 year 9 weeks ago||1961 Jaguar MKII||
Dad bought new in Europe and had it shipped back to the states:
Beautiful car - manual, straight six, burled wood/leather interior, knock off hubs. This was Dad's daily driver in SE MI. I loved that car and was where I learned how to drive a manual, which I still do to this day. Dad struggled mightily to keep this car in good working order and condition, especially with its notorious electrical system. Eventually, he bought another car and put this under a cover where it remained for years. My dreams of one day inheriting the car were dashed when we took the cover off after "several years" to discover dry rot, rust and a general condition that was beyond my skill sets and bank account to overcome.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Also an RO Dondero Alum....||
...and clasmates with Glen Frey's younger brother Matt. I remember visiting his Royal Oak boyhood home, a modest Cape Cod on Catalpa. Hanging in their parents living room was a framed On The Border gold album. (does this qualify for Cool Story Bro consideration?)
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Dennis Franklin||
....you always remember your first
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Ticket to Pittsburgh....||
A guy arrived at his assigned seat on a flight to Pittsburgh and took a double-take when he saw who was in the seat next to his. It turns out that both guys had matching black eyes.
1st guy: "Boy, this is really wierd!"
1st guy: "Well, it was pretty strange. I was in line to get my ticket for this flight and the woman working the counter was mesmerizing. She was extremely beautiful!. She asked, 'How can I help you?' WHAT I MEANT TO SAY was 'I need a ticket to Pittsburgh, please." BUT WHAT CAME OUT OF MY MOUTH was 'I need a picket to Titsburgh!'"
"She didn't appreciate my Freudian Slip and hauled off and gave me this shiner.
2nd guy: "That's unbelievable! Almost, ALMOST the EXACT THING happened to me!"
1st guy: "Really? The woman at the counter smacked you too?"
2nd guy: "No, but our experiences were very similar. I was having breakfast with my wife this morning. WHAT I MEANT TO SAY was 'Poopsie, would you please pass the Post Toasties?' BUT WHAT CAME OUT OF MY MOUTH was "YOU FUCKING BITCH!!! YOU RUINED MY LIFE!!'"
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Jack & Vernors...||
...watching the US Open.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||In the mid 70s and 80s...||
....everyone went with white shoes except Michigan, Penn State and USC. Even schools like Alabama, Texas and Notre Dame, schools steeped in "old school" football traditions, went with the white shoes trend of that time.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Definitely White Socks....||
....for both Home & Road. I never liked the blue socks - I felt that we lost an important aspect of our traditional uniform (like the black shoes) that distinquished us from everyone else.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Heading down to Reds Opening Day...||
....this afternoon. Pirates @ Reds, First Pitch at 4:10. Cincinnati used to be THE Opening Day event for MLB and is practically a local holiday. They have a pre-game parade that goes thru town that has a decidely All American small town feel. Should be a fun, beer-filled day.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Second that...||
.....along with a fine selection of beers and cocktails
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Great Topic....||
...in no particular order:
|2 years 9 weeks ago||My first Friday Posbang post....||
....Tighty Whitey Style!!
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Gotta admit the Home Unis also look great.....||
....with the classic white socks:
|2 years 9 weeks ago||How about we go full-on Classic Old School..||
...and bring back plain white socks ala Alabama and PSU:
|2 years 10 weeks ago||You can't drink all day....||
....if you don't start in the morning
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Rhinegeist Truth IPA||
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Sports Illustrated Cover Jinx||
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Jack Daniels & Vernors||
...and 100 Points!!!
|2 years 11 weeks ago||well played....||
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Agree...||
...I've lived in Cincinnati for 19 years (yikes!), and there's plenty of unnatural Buckeye love going on in the area. Our inner circle of neighborhood friends (~15 couples), almost all born and raised in Cincinnati, are ALL Buckeye Football fans. Curiously, maybe 1/3 actually attended OSU, with the rest going to schools like Dayton, Ohio U and Miami (NTM). All colleges with football teams, yet they are all diehard, Walmart Buckeyes. Attending last week's neighborhood Alabama/OSU party was insufferable. My only saving grace was a palpable curiosity and concern from everyone over HARBAUGH!!
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Tito's, highly recommended...||
....reasonably priced, award-winning and Made in America (Austin, TX)
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Tito's...||
...Dirty Martini w/Blue Cheese Olives
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Agreed...||
....UM v OSU should consider color-on-color games with their standard uniforms
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Third this.....||
...decidedly off the Bourbon/Canal Street beaten path, but an easy street car ride to the end of the St Charles line. Great NO-style food at reasonable prices, a deep selection of regional craft beers, and a friendly, enthusiastic and well-educated football crowd.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Another take on parking and pre-game||
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Bulleit Frontier Whiskey....||
.....Manhattan - Hello Old Friend
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Surreal Stadium Picture.....||
....once play resumed followig the rain delay - supplying the Cherry on top of Saturday's Turd Sundae.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Agreed...||
....also the M is trending closer to traditional Maize vs neon adidas Sun
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Indeed....||
Bulleit Frontier Whiskey with a couple cubes - outstanding. Ran out of Sweet Vermouth for my go-to Manhattan, but really enjoying some top shelf KY bourbon in its pure form.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Recent First Pitch Fails||
Baba Booey (nee Gary Dell'abate)/Howard Stern:
Mark Mallory/Cincinnati Mayor:
|2 years 51 weeks ago||Couldn't agree more....||
....I really wanted to like adidas, but between the cut/quality of the uniforms, their intepretation of Maize (aka adidas Sun, nee highlighter yellow) and their cookie-cutter approach with our basketball unis, I'm ready to move back to Nike.
Our current basketball uniforms = Wisconsin = NC State = Nebraska, only with different colors + jersey school name/mascot.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||Much Appreciated||
Sounds like I need to head over to Mason Whole Foods for lunch on Monday.....
|3 years 10 weeks ago||Where in Cincy?||
What Pubs/Retail Outlets in Cincy carry Hopslam?
|3 years 18 weeks ago||M has to go back to White Socks!||
Watching last weekend's Tiebreaker and remembering how great our unis loooked with the black shoes and white socks makes me wish for UM to resurrect this traditional, classic look. Like most everyone on the blog, I will always maintain that UM Football has the best uniforms on the planet regardless of sport, but I'm not a big fan of the blue socks/black shoes. Alabama, PSU and USC still sport the white socks which fully preserves all components of their traditional uniform and distinquishes them from everyone else.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Zing Zang = best Bloddy Mary Mix on the market||
An excellent take on a morning tailgate requirement. I trend towards Tito's Vodka (great taste, resonably priced and American-made) + plenty of horsradish (that's where you get your heat/spice, NOT from a hot sauce) + a liberal amount of Worcestershire + garnish of your choice (I like pickled green beans and olives).
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Jack Daniels & Vernors||
....a much improved twist on a Jack & Ginger
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Variation on #1....||
1. Why do dogs lick their balls? Because they can't make a fist.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||These Two....||
1. An old man walks into a pub in Scottland, his feet shuffling, his back bent. He drags himself onto a stool and orders a beer. Placing the full glass in front of him, the bartender inquires upon his sad face.
2. There were these two guys having lunch one day when the first guy says to the second one, "Have you ever made a Freudian Slip during a mundane conversation?"
"What's a Freudian Slip?" asks the second one.
"Have you ever said one thing subconsciously to someone when you meant to say something else?"
"I'm still not clear." replies the second one.
"Well last week I was at the airport in Philly and I wanted to come back here to Pittsburgh and the women at the counter had these enormous breasts so instead of asking for two tickets to Pittsburgh, I asked for two pickets to Tittsburgh."
"I now I know what you mean.", says the second guy. "Why just this morning I was having breakfast with my wife. Instead of asking 'Honey, please pass the sugar' I said, 'YOU FUCKING BITCH, YOU'RE RUINING MY LIFE!!'"
|3 years 41 weeks ago||For Your Consideration.....||
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Dennis Franklin||
....followed closely (in no particular order) by Tom Brady, Rick Leach and John Harbaugh. Dennis Franklin was Michgan's QB when I first fell in love with UM Football. Back in the glory days of the Big 2/Little 8 and the 10 Year War, he had an astounding 30-2-1 record as a starter yet never went to a bowl game. Unfortunately, the 2 losses and 1 tie were all against Ohio, with the two loses by a combined total of 5 points. He didn't have gaudy stats, but was a great leader and clutch performer - a true Michigan Man.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||What is planned for the dirt...||
....portion of the field at Ray Fisher and Alumin Field? Will these be real dirt cut-outs around a traditional infield or base areas? Or will they do they take the still-getting-used-to-approach of inserting brown Field Turf to simulate infield dirt ala Indiana or Minnesota?
|4 years 1 week ago||Got Chalk?||
POTUS Sweet 16 = 1-4 Seeds in 3 Regions + 1-3, 5 Seeds in West
|4 years 7 weeks ago||Note the "Maize-like" color....||
....on the uniform piping. Outstanding!! Not one bit of eye-blinding adidas Sun highlighter to be found. However, the Sun-like color striping on the socks doesn't seem to match the Maize-ish trim on the uniform.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Great line from a Feb/2000 SNL Weekend Update||
"And I'm Tina Fey. And here are tonight's top stories..."
FEY: "Despite being named Super Bowl MVP, controversial linebacker Ray Lewis was rejected by both Disney and Wheaties for their post-Super Bowl ad company's endorsements. However, Lewis did get an endorsement with Double Murder Brand Peanut Butter."
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Bulleit Bourbon Manhattans....||
...over crushed ice
|4 years 33 weeks ago||White Socks...||
...for both away and home uniforms. This is a critical component to maintain UMs traditional uniform legacy. The contrasting white socks just look better, are more traditional and is unique when compared to what everyone else wears.
Back in the 70s and 80s, UM was one of the few teams along with USC and PSU that bucked the previaling football fashion trend and continued to wear black vs white shoes. At some point during the late Carr era, UM players started wearing black/blue socks while USC and PSU maintained their traditional black shoes/white socks. Blue socks, even with the home uniform, IMO puts UM in the "me too" category for college football uniform trends as it relates to shoe/sock combinations (see Ohio, Nebraska and Wisconsin).
|4 years 51 weeks ago||Jack Daniels & Diet Vernors....||
|5 years 9 weeks ago||Totally agree....||
...I'm surprised that all of the focus has beeen on possession rather than establishing that he was in bounds in the first place.
I attended this year's Sugar Bowl and finally got around to watching the replay this week on TiVo. Overall, the game looked much worse from a UM perspective the second time around on TV than in person. Our offense was absolutely overmatched and we were fortunate to get the win, so I can understand VT's lingering sour grapes on the game, but their "solution" for a second replay official is ridiculous.
Reading today about the extent of Molk's injury, it's amazing he was able to walk that night let alone play the entire game, and provides a significant reason why the offense was so ineffective. Also, I remember reading that Lewan wasn't 100%? Was there a UFR completed for the game? (couldn't find one in a site search)
|5 years 25 weeks ago||Bring back white socks...||
....to complete the classic UM uniform
|5 years 41 weeks ago||Lookin' like a brown liquor evening...||
....Jack and Vernors
|5 years 45 weeks ago||Makers Mark Manhattan||
|5 years 48 weeks ago||Three Words....||
......Koleman Kamp Kitchen
never understimate the value a utility table/base kamp alpha at a tailgate
|5 years 50 weeks ago||I was born a poor black child....||
...suprised this quote didn't come up sooner on this thread.
But seriously, great topic. Grew up in middle class Royal Oak (LONG before it beacame chic, hip (?) and over-priced). Latch key kid - Dad was an Architect, Mom worked for Sports Illustrated in an advertising sales office in the Fisher Building in downtown Detroit. In this capacity, there were always "extra tickets" available to the Tigers (Tiger Stadium) Wings (Olympia!!), Pistons (Cobo Hall) and UM Football. My sister, 5 years older, provided the Almost Famous influences, bringing me up on a healthy dose of Led Zepplin, Who, Santana, Stones, Yes, Hendrix, et al.
Pre-Cable (3 network channels, CBC and WKBD Channel 50), my media exposure to UM Football was limited to the annual televised UM/OSU game on ABC, 1 game/year in person at the Big House (always a big deal) and the Saturday evening Al Ackerman-led local news highlights of UM beating the living daylights out of one of the Little 8 (oh how I miss those days). Between the helmets, Bo, the triple option, Big Ten domination and Dennis Frankiln (still to this day, for some reason, my favorite all-time UM player), I was an instant fan-for-life.
|6 years 18 weeks ago||Brown Liquor Friday....||
.....a stiff Manhattan(s) over crushed ice
|6 years 20 weeks ago||Jack and Vernors...||
.....a delicious Motown variation of the Jack and Ginger.
|6 years 25 weeks ago||Eastern Quad had the best||
Wake and Bake
|6 years 26 weeks ago||I saw the headline...||
Segway company owner dies in apparent Segway accident
...on my Google homepage and thought I was reading an Onion article.
|6 years 30 weeks ago||Me too....||
....a hopefully uneventful 4-ish hour drive up I-75 thru the Ohio "Cornbelt "
|6 years 31 weeks ago||A Good Mix of College and Pro....||
Bengals Season Ticket Holder - should be competitive this year with Baltimore & Pittsburgh
UM Home Games - UConn, Illinois, Wisconsin
OSU v Wisconsin in Madison - a Weekend Guys Trip centered around a John Daley-esque RV (what could possibly go wrong?). Really looking forward to a day of HEAVY drinking leading up to the 8:00 kickoff (must.....pace.....myself). Great atmosphere - a football game in Madison should be on everyone's Bucket List.
|6 years 33 weeks ago||Count me in as a fan of the PBR...||
....but is has to be ridiculously cold.
|6 years 34 weeks ago||Braylon is Beard-tastic!!|
|6 years 34 weeks ago||Couldn't agree more....||
.....the chili is truly an acquired taste, the quality and size of the dog is abysmal and there's WAY too much cheese for my taste. The Cheese Coney is more of a SW Ohio phenomena - people who grew up in this area absolutely love them and have definite opinions on Skyline vs Gold Star. Give me a Lafayette Coney any day of the week
|6 years 34 weeks ago||Excellent List....||
....by Wonk. Having a good table to prep and serve food is critical to a successful tailgate. I bought one of these at Bass Pro Shops:
Very functional, folds up small and a great conversation piece - you'll be the envy of your fellow tailgaters.
|6 years 34 weeks ago||Spot-On Assessment....||
....of the Cincinnati neighborhoods by Big Gay Heart. Additional intel on the food, bar and music scene can be found here:
CityBeat's 2010 Best Of Picks listed here:
My favorite place in Cincinnati to see music and hang out with the local, professional drinkers is the Southgate House:
Best of luck on your new endeavors and welcome to the neighborhood!
|6 years 34 weeks ago||My List of Shame||
|6 years 34 weeks ago||Buckwheat Zydeco..||
......tonight at the Southgate House; TBD hot meat on the BBQ Saturday.
|6 years 35 weeks ago||Tallest UM WR....||
.....has to be Paul Jokisch, listed here on the 1985 Roster at 6'8" 240 lbs:
|6 years 35 weeks ago||Never underestimate the value and importance of Leadership...||
.....within any organization. It's great to see Ricardo step up as de facto leader of the Freshman class as well as our most effective recruiter.
While we've had obvious gaps in overall talent and experience these past two seasons that manifested into an 8-16 buzz kill, we've also had a major void in player leadership on both sides of the ball. I see Molk and Forcier (even in the role of Co-QB) stepping up this year as our clear leaders for Offense, maybe not with the flair of a Mike Hart, but providing a critical leadership role nonetheless. We desperately need someone to step up on Defense; hopefully someone like Martin, Roh or Obi.
|6 years 35 weeks ago||I was at the game....||
....Freshman year. To corroborate points that have already been mentioned, I was 1 of 100,000+ pissed off Michigan fans who couldn't believe we were about to be tied by Fucking Indiana......at home no less. I don't care if they were "good" that year - Indiana?!?! Once IU tied it up with seconds to go, several thousand left the stadium in disgust. Even with the Lawrence Reid’s heads up, WTF fumble play out of bounds, no one in the stadium thought we had a chance to score on the game’s final play. The play evolved thru 3-4 distinct phases; the perfect pass, catch, evading two tacklers and AC high stepping into the endzone. Thru each phase, the resulting fan reaction gradually crescendoed from a hear-a-pin-drop despondence into an absolute stand-clearing frenzy.
Besides this being a Top 5 moment in UM’s storied football history, the significance of the game and play was the establishment of Anthony Carter as a legitimate, go-to receiver & return threat as a true Freshman. Bo knew what he had in the young AC as well as John Wrangler and gradually started opening up his play book beyond the traditional UM belly option series. By all accounts, 1979 was a disappointing year for UM Football; the next year, the Wrangler/Carter duo played a big part in giving Bo his first Rose Bowl victory.
|6 years 36 weeks ago||I think I've got something in my eye...||
....getting choked up (at WORK no less) reading this article. Brock's courage and perseverance is the stuff of Wolverine Lore. Barwis and Coach Rodriguez's unsolicited and unconditional support of Brock's recovery says everything you need to know about the character of the UM program and coaching staff.
I just purchased UConn tickets and it's got all the makings of a great day:
> Unveiling of the Big House Remodel
> Season opener/statement game against a worthy non-conference opponent
> Wife's first UM Football game
> Brock Mealer leading the team out of the tunnel, It's going to be the end of Toy Story III all over again, replete with uncontrollable, public man-sobbing.
|6 years 37 weeks ago||Brad Cochran||
I ran track and played football with Brad Cochran:
....at Royal Oak Dondero before he transferred to Brother Rice. I don't believe he was rockin' that awesome porn-stache until his college years. Brad started on Varsity as a sophomore and, even at that age, was the most talented player on the field . In track, he was a 440 specialist (this distance reference in and of itself reinforces my "codger" status) and ran like a deer, consistently knocking out quarter mile times in the 47s.