that is nice bonus change
|6 days 8 hours ago||Agreed...||
....also the M is trending closer to traditional Maize vs neon adidas Sun
|2 weeks 4 days 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.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Recent First Pitch Fails||
Baba Booey (nee Gary Dell'abate)/Howard Stern:
Mark Mallory/Cincinnati Mayor:
|22 weeks 1 day 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.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||Much Appreciated||
Sounds like I need to head over to Mason Whole Foods for lunch on Monday.....
|32 weeks 4 days ago||Where in Cincy?||
What Pubs/Retail Outlets in Cincy carry Hopslam?
|40 weeks 6 days 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.
|1 year 4 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).
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Jack Daniels & Vernors||
....a much improved twist on a Jack & Ginger
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Variation on #1....||
1. Why do dogs lick their balls? Because they can't make a fist.
|1 year 10 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!!'"
|1 year 12 weeks ago||For Your Consideration.....||
|1 year 14 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.
|1 year 15 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?
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Got Chalk?||
POTUS Sweet 16 = 1-4 Seeds in 3 Regions + 1-3, 5 Seeds in West
|1 year 29 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.
|1 year 30 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."
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Bulleit Bourbon Manhattans....||
...over crushed ice
|2 years 3 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).
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Jack Daniels & Diet Vernors....||
|2 years 31 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)
|2 years 48 weeks ago||Bring back white socks...||
....to complete the classic UM uniform
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Lookin' like a brown liquor evening...||
....Jack and Vernors
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Makers Mark Manhattan||
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Three Words....||
......Koleman Kamp Kitchen
never understimate the value a utility table/base kamp alpha at a tailgate
|3 years 20 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.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Brown Liquor Friday....||
.....a stiff Manhattan(s) over crushed ice
|3 years 43 weeks ago||Jack and Vernors...||
.....a delicious Motown variation of the Jack and Ginger.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||Eastern Quad had the best||
Wake and Bake
|3 years 48 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.
|4 years 3 days ago||Me too....||
....a hopefully uneventful 4-ish hour drive up I-75 thru the Ohio "Cornbelt "
|4 years 1 week 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.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||Count me in as a fan of the PBR...||
....but is has to be ridiculously cold.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||Braylon is Beard-tastic!!|
|4 years 4 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
|4 years 4 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.
|4 years 5 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!
|4 years 5 weeks ago||My List of Shame||
|4 years 5 weeks ago||Buckwheat Zydeco..||
......tonight at the Southgate House; TBD hot meat on the BBQ Saturday.
|4 years 5 weeks ago||Tallest UM WR....||
.....has to be Paul Jokisch, listed here on the 1985 Roster at 6'8" 240 lbs:
|4 years 5 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.
|4 years 5 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.
|4 years 6 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.
|4 years 8 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.