things go poorly
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Bravo Roumel!||
A highlight of Michigan Football Saturdays was always reading Punt/C-Punt--thank you to MGoBlog for posting this! Roumel, for us political junkies that are totally struggling with scheduling for the Last College Football Saturday Before the Elections, you gave us a comedic fix. Go Blue!
|2 years 39 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Specifically said that unless you are a fifth-year senior, you have no idea what the last few years were about. There was not one person that dared even make a noise at that point of the speech, because no one-not fan, nor former player, nor "Legend"-could question his experiences, and we were all taken to task. The collective "Michigan" had put themselves before the needs of 132, and it was a remainder of what the focus of college athletics should truly be.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Right with you! I love Cherry Coke, and the mix-up derailed my whole train of thought.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
If it WERE a Japanese name, then 'he' would be a 'she'.
|2 years 48 weeks ago||BINGO! BANGO!||
We have a winner.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||I understand LOOKING for||
I understand LOOKING for tickets at face value or cheaper, but the Michigan game is often the biggest ticket on the NW schedule (due in no small part to the relatively close distance from A2 and the huge number of UM alums in Chicagoland) and, seriously, this is Chicago--nothing is "cheap." If you want cheap away-game tickets, try a Purdue or IU game one year, no advanced purchase necessary.
Looking at stubhub, there are still tickets available for under $80--I don't know how you'd expect to pay less than that for an undefeated Michigan team at NW. That said, where there is a will, there's a way...so good luck to all. I'm sure some of you will have stories of scooping up tickets dirt cheap, somehow!
|3 years 17 hours ago||Correction: the tix from UM||
Correction: the tix from UM ticket dept. were in the mailbox since Saturday...guess I should have checked.
|3 years 1 day ago||I, too, was worried about||
I, too, was worried about this. So I emailed UM Ticket Office 7-10 days ago (deleted the email so I don't have the exact timeframe) about this issue of ordering NW tickets with my UM season tickets. They responded that those tickets have not been mailed out yet and it is not unusual that I would receive them a week or two before the game.
|3 years 1 week ago||This was confirmed on the||
This was confirmed on the postgame show on WTKA last night. Yes, I'm sure there are better resources than that, but it's what I caught while stuck in Washtenaw Ave. gridlock at 1am.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||I, for one, concede no||
I, for one, concede no "bragging rights until 10/9/10"; the Aggies got nothing on us.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Hockey HOF is awesome,||
Hockey HOF is awesome, although maybe not so much for an anniversary. Little Italy section is very nice, as well, and TO has one of the best Greek districts in N. America ("The Danforth") for some great food.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||No need to "get over it"||
No need to "get over it" until we see the Redskins lose to BC at Ford Field. Join me in my maize and blue as I cheer the lines: For Boston, for Boston, We sing our proud refrain!
|4 years 24 weeks ago||couldn't they have used those||
couldn't they have used those beautiful boards to at least show us scores from other Regions? Or some stats at the intermissions?
|4 years 24 weeks ago||I bought 2 for Saturday only,||
I bought 2 for Saturday only, through Ticketmaster, and it was like $111 all-inclusive. And I saw on MGoBlue.com that weekend passes were $87. I don't think you'll find better deals for major tournements or sporting events.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Liquored-up Miami fans||
I found a lot of general nastiness from the Redskin fans, at least in the concourse (I was in the UAH section, for whatever reason, so didn't have problems in the stands). It also didn't help that liquor was sold in "lounges" around the arena, and the MU fans were getting well-sauced while watching NCAA hoops. I'm not obnoxious (except in the stands, while watching the game) but I did fear things escalating...there is a lot of hate out their by the 'Skins fans against us. Not that I care, it's just funny considering their incredible lack of championship hockey over the last 60 years.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||The play happened right in||
The play happened right in front of me, and I saw it the same way: Lynch deserved 2 minutes, and it was stupid a stupid penalty.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Munn||
After 15 years of watching UM Hockey at Yost, I FINALLY took a road trip to MSU for Friday's game. I recommend that every UM fan make the trip once. The place was empty and crowd anemic (as has been mentioned previously), but even at its finest green-and-white hour, I think the overall crappiness of the hockey environment at Munn would make us all appreciate Yost and our own program much more. GO BLUE.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||Basically, Internet Guy, you||
Basically, Internet Guy, you just pointed to the endzone and chanted "Scoreboard". I think you are exactly right. I understand people having problems with this coach or that coach, but I just can't take it seriously when any True Blue would have any problems with Miles's results. Jeez, we'd be creaming our shorts for the International Bowl this year.
I had wanted Miles, but after we signed RR I committed to not looking back. I just won't accept someone saying we are better off without Miles, because I haven't seen the guy do anything with LSU that we wouldn't be proud of in Ann Arbor.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||"immature"? Quite unlike||
"immature"? Quite unlike comparing an OSU diploma with a handicap parking validation, eh? I really don't care, mind you, but the selective "calling out" on this site used to drive me nuts (and now just makes me laugh).
|4 years 42 weeks ago||I think it would be nice to||
I think it would be nice to take a Yost-like approach: photos of key players over the years displayed in a concourse area. Yost has A LOT of players and coaches, and it doesn't diminish the team concept nor does it cheapen our tradition--if anything it creates a 'living museum' to UM Hockey within Yost. I prefer this to any number of 'retired' jerseys or names & years of All-Americans, etc., painted in the bowl or on the suites.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Lambeau looks so small! Cute||
Lambeau looks so small! Cute stadium; glad we play in the Big House.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||After attending the game, I||
After attending the game, I was left with an appreciation for the hustle our team put in. Quite a few Wolverines were buzzing tonight--Hagelin, Vaughan, Rust, Lynch, Brown...a whole lot of guys racing around the ice. Some of the goals were lucky-ish, but it was great to get some bounces go our way. This was a HUGE improvement over last Friday against BGSU. Looking forward to the Badgers tomorrow.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||I don't remember seeing guys||
I don't remember seeing guys go for the "sweet play", but I do remember a lack of offensive moving-of-the-ass and all time terrible penalty killing. I hope they get their shit together soon or else I'm going to be begging for football season to come around and take away the sting of hockey. (Wow, that would be bizarro world)
|4 years 42 weeks ago||I always remember an echo at||
I always remember an echo at Michigan Stadium; actually, I think that the addition of the skyboxes had minimized it. New soundsystem would be wonderful.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Kudos Section 1.||
Great post, Section 1. It's for information like this that I read mgoblog.
Let's hope for seas of maize next year. (Don't worry, people will still find other things to freak out about.)
|4 years 43 weeks ago||Bivouac is carrying some UM||
Bivouac is carrying some UM shirts now--higher end stuff.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||Hopefully, if it's named "the||
Hopefully, if it's named "the 5-win season," it will be unique and never be repeated again! I'll leave the rest of you hipsters to come up with a cute name.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||Yeah, "much worse." I felt||
Yeah, "much worse." I felt that OSU was sticking to a slow-and-steady game plan and that they were capable of doing a lot more damage. I expected them to open it up and and take it to us. Our D impressed me because I thought it could be much worse. What I learned after PSU, Illinois, Purdue and Wisconsin is that our Defense can be torched. I guess that's not the lesson you took out of this season.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||Nuck, I envy you. I'm glad||
Nuck, I envy you. I'm glad you took so much positive out of today. Maybe I'll be there in a day, a week, a month. After watching the first half, I thought it would be much worse, so I will give credit for that. It was not our worst performance of the year, and I can't say that a full effort wasn't given. It must be really hard to be a player right now, because it ain't easy being a fan. I just can't get over the fact that our only conference win was against Indiana.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||There's no way anyone can||
There's no way anyone can fault our QBs, but they are excellent examples of why freshmen QBs should not be thrown into the starting lineup. Of course there wasn't much alternative for this season. It's just been so difficult to watch, even if our QB play was far improved from last year.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||Please tell this Detroit boy:||
Please tell this Detroit boy: what is it like growing up in a city that has an NFL-caliber team?
|4 years 43 weeks ago||I shudder at the thought of||
I shudder at the thought of this season without Graham and Mesko, at the least. A very solid class that will definitely be missed.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||Well then we had better start||
Well then we had better start winning more than one conference game per season.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||I think we all looked so||
I think we all looked so pathetically defeated that it wasn't much fun for the OSU faithful to pile on, at least in my section.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||The only thing amazing to me||
The only thing amazing to me is that so many people are SHOCKED and AMAZED that rules of economics apply to Michigan football games. When you feel less-than-enthused by the prospects of your team (the team you pay $125 - $500 per seat license PLUS ticket price) actually giving you enjoyment, your selling price will come down, thus making more tickets 'available' for resale. Yes, I used to get upset as a student when my friends would sell the OSU ticket and pay for their whole damn season's worth of tickets, but I understood it.
This was a game that i could not GIVE a ticket away to. No joke. I used up two seats, the whole time envying my cousin that got $500 for the pair of 10th row seats he sold. I enjoyed the $20 I spent on a 1/2 gal of sangria after the game more than any damn aspect of today's $130 investment of a game.
Expect much more red, and green, and scarlet in the years to come. I wonder what the season ticket renewal rate will be this year. I don't expect that we will stop having 100k plus attendances if for the only reason that opponent's fans will flock to our stadium to watch their team have a chance of kicking our ass.
That said, I will never sell tickets to opponent fans (actually I give them away to friends when I can't attend) or on websites. I will always keep my season tickets. But a lot of people need to come down from their perch and recognize the realities of our Michigan universe. (Especially with a state unemployment rate of 15%.)
And o-h-i-o was very loud, but not as embarrassing as what Michigan football has been for 2 years.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||Kudos to Oregon--watching||
Kudos to Oregon--watching them click on all cylinders is amazing. I felt a twinge of hope at a RichRod-led UM offense after watching the OU-USC game.
But as much as I've enjoyed watching "Duckball" this season, I cannot get over how ridiculous the OU football 'tradition' is. I'm sorry, maybe it's the UM snobbery or something. But they ARE "the ducks", whose mascot was a not-so-subtle play on Donald Duck, whose fans blow duck calls, whose colors are those awful yellow-and-green (and if they weren't AWFUL why else would they use grey, day-glo yellow, black, and any other colors to dilute the crappiness of the colors?), who've produced like one decent NFL player, who have "duckprints" etched onto their shoulder pads.
I hate to be negative on such a fun team, but out of all the college programs out there Oregon makes me chuckle the most. Even if they are the loudest group of 30,000 (or whatever) fans any duck could ever hope for.
|4 years 46 weeks ago||I wish Big 11 would follow||
I wish Big 11 would follow the Pac10's lead and play full conference schedule. Forever to remain a wish, to be sure.
|4 years 46 weeks ago||Isn't that what we do here?||
Isn't that what we do here? "re-live"? May as well hear it straight from the Captain of our sinking ship.
I'd like to hear him discuss what he sees on all that damned "film"; I'd like him to summarize all the film that he's watched this year and tell us what he's tried to implement to counter that film and in which ways the film of future games should not mimic past films.
|4 years 47 weeks ago||It won't be popular here, but||
It won't be popular here, but I STILL say all B10 teams drop ND from schedules unless they join. Let ND do home-and-homes with ACC opponents and see if that helps them.
I love hating ND, and UM-ND is usually a good game, but we could do just as well finding other top programs to do home-and-homes with (even in this day and age) and still send the message to ND that they need to join the B10.
And, no, I don't think they ever will join B10. And, yes, I realize we have a contract good for the next 100 years to play ND. But I'll still whine about it.
|4 years 47 weeks ago||I can't say that this is the||
I can't say that this is the one game I would change, however, it is the first game that made me cry (so far as I can remember). The pain and injustice of that kick brought me to tears as I sat in my bedroom-- I was 10 years old, and M football had taken root.
Thanks for mentioning this one. I thought about it as I was out in Iowa City 2 weeks ago.
|4 years 47 weeks ago||GameDay set up in the||
GameDay set up in the Concourse, Main/Stadium corner, was the WORST! It was impossible to walk anywhere near the south side of the stadium that day. And I think it was a security risk as well--seems like the crowd was much rowdier there than when I saw the setup on Keech and on the golf course (GC was the best set-up IMO).
|4 years 47 weeks ago||I know this is all fun and||
I know this is all fun and games, but does anybody really get worked up about this yet? There is a lot of season left.
|4 years 47 weeks ago||Don't forget the six glorious||
Don't forget the six glorious Big Ten Titles that MSU has claimed. Take THAT Illinios...errr...Iowa...errr...INDIANA!
|4 years 48 weeks ago||downside = cheap tickets (if||
downside = cheap tickets (if you are selling)
|4 years 48 weeks ago||Not so fast my friend: how||
Not so fast my friend: how can you really cite wikipedia? There is no attributed authorship on the site. I wonder what the legal status of that information is.
but i agree it defeats the spirit of this site to pass the info off as your own.
|4 years 48 weeks ago||Party action?||
To quote Captain, "Michigan State hadn't beaten Michigan twice in a row for 42 years. I count my chickens after they hatch."
|4 years 48 weeks ago||don't you mean "Brabbs made||
don't you mean "Brabbs made the kick and all heaven broke lose so it was well worth it"?
|4 years 48 weeks ago||Why do idiots continue to||
Why do idiots continue to schedule weddings on Michigan Saturdays? Have they no respect for worship?
errrr...500--it's not YOUR wedding, is it?
|4 years 48 weeks ago||OT: Dorm food||
I bet East Quad food STILL sucks.
|4 years 48 weeks ago||C'mon, man, let it go! We||
C'mon, man, let it go! We all murder from time to time, right?
|4 years 48 weeks ago||Watching the game at Kinnick||
that damn announcer (who sounded hilariously similar to "Big Gay Al" of South Park) would announce Minor's run before the man even stopped running--the somersault play was but one of THREE PLAYS that he did this. It was, I thought, insulting.
The somersault play was amazing and should have gotten mad time on stupid sports shows. I have been able to stay away from all college football "wrap-up" shows since getting in from Iowa (Fucking) City two hours ago.
|4 years 49 weeks ago||Wish I'd have known||
I'm here in the Cedar Rapids Crown Plaza, the pre-game home of the Hawkeyes. I wish I had the guts to do something last night--pull fire alarm, call the player's rooms--to make their stay less than satisfactory, now that I've heard TForce had been harrassed.
OT: I think I was drinking next to BTN's Pizzo guy last night. He was the only guy in this dump with a $1000 watch and a posh blazer.
|4 years 49 weeks ago||OT: Chicago "Big Ten Bars"||
Great story a few years ago on the proliferation of Big Ten-themed bars in the Wall Street Journal from a few years ago: http://www.bryangruley.com/_downloads/big_ten_bars.pdf
"Astroturf" at it's finest.
|4 years 49 weeks ago||Driving out there with a||
Driving out there with a friend from...Hawaii. He's flying into DTW then driving into IA. How is that 33degrees gonna feel on his sunburned ass?
|4 years 49 weeks ago||I think the point was that||
I think the point was that you can go to Ford Field and not see a professional home team.
|4 years 49 weeks ago||? Was he some incredible||
? Was he some incredible survivor or something? I'm not being mean, I just don't get it--is there a backstory?
|4 years 49 weeks ago||Thanks for the link--awesome||
Thanks for the link--awesome shot!
|4 years 49 weeks ago||that is still freaking||
that is still freaking ridiculous to see. for the thousandth time.
|4 years 49 weeks ago||at 1:20 it got interesting||
why the hell did the footage of the band cut out with the DANCING GIRLS?! That's when the network should have focused on the halftime show.
Also, how are we going to hear all 70 of that marching band at M Stadium? We can't even hear our 1,287-member strong band.
|4 years 49 weeks ago||Bourgeoisie||
I thought it was a cute shortened adjective of the root "bourgeoisie". As in "that is one bouje tailgate those blue hairs throw in the Blue Lot".
|4 years 50 weeks ago||Luxury box. It's going to be||
Luxury box. It's going to be strange watching UM from a box. Hope it doesn't suck as bad as the Joe.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||Why not annoy Rosenberg?||
Answer: because he ain't gonna read it.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||Don't female reporters||
Don't female reporters themselves fight against the very ideas put forward in your post, Dawn? "Girls" can handle themselves, a fact that I've been made aware of from the time my mom first laid the smack down on me until the most recent time a female co-worker put me in my place (about 5 hours ago.) And I'm quite sure Andrews is a woman, not a girl.
"Leave the girls out of it" reminds me of the OSU coach going nuts a few years ago against that reporter.
Agreed that their should be limits for signs--I can't believe ESPN doesn't screen them. But how can anyone be surprised at vulgar signs? ESPN milks all the other "atmosphere" of college football, how could it escape the drunkeness and juvenile behavior that often goes along with football Saturdays and college campuses in general? (that's not always a negative, mind you!)
|4 years 50 weeks ago||Excited for the night game at||
Excited for the night game at Iowa, as I will be attending. I hear the food outside the stadium at Kinnick is great and night game = more time to eat & drink. Anyone have suggestions for Iowa City?
|4 years 50 weeks ago||OK, maybe THAT'S why the||
OK, maybe THAT'S why the boxes look different on TV--because it's circa 2008!
|4 years 50 weeks ago||From this camera angle, I||
From this camera angle, I just realized how freakin' strange our stadium looks now...it's gonna take a while to get used to those boxes. I guess I got used to them while at the stadium, but since we've had all home games thus far I'm not used to seeing them on TV from the sideline.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||garbage||
not even the same thing. Counselor.
|4 years 52 weeks ago||Can you punt? We're going to||
Can you punt? We're going to need a punter soon...
|4 years 52 weeks ago||i don't care how many former||
i don't care how many former band members post here, you can't convince me it was not intentional. I'm sorry, you don't see guys crashing into sidelines on other plays, why the hell would this one be so different? He just didn't care about swan-diving into the opposing band.
|4 years 52 weeks ago||they could also just not||
they could also just not allow the opposing team's band in...that would solve the problem, too, wouldn't it?
Flower boxes are WEIRD. I noticed them for the first time on my trip to South Bend last year.
|4 years 52 weeks ago||i hope you didn't give him||
i hope you didn't give him that ticket. that would be end-of-friendship material.
|4 years 52 weeks ago||heh heh... validation||
heh heh... validation stickers, is that what they do now? When I was a student the full season's worth of tickets were stapled together, and you needed to present the full packet to be admitted. This meant you had BETTER trust the person you were giving/selling that ticket to! Except for the last game, of course. It also made that final OSU ticket seem even more important, what with the 5-6 previous stubs tacked on top like so many fallen opponants. Good times!
|4 years 52 weeks ago||Also, I noticed an||
Also, I noticed an uncomfortable silence by NBC's guys between "clausen throws to Tate"... ... ..."touchdown"... ... ...[stroke clausen]
i wonder if those announcers get fired if they (god forbid) expose ND douchyness.
|4 years 52 weeks ago||500||
maybe i should send you my del state tickets...you might find that one equally enthralling. I don't recommend you go to the OSU game though, you may suffer cardiac arrest.
|4 years 52 weeks ago||IMO hockey crowds at Yost||
IMO hockey crowds at Yost have always been better than M Stadium fans. I also think it has to do with the nature of hockey fans, though.
|4 years 52 weeks ago||Amen||
100% agreement. You cannot be a great fan without some discretion. Know when to sit and when to stand.
I had this girl two rows in front of me--one fan--that stood up the whole ND game. I stand up quite a bit, but the WHOLE game? She deserved some flying debris (but I don't condone that because the target is almost never hit).
|4 years 52 weeks ago||best sports writer in the||
best sports writer in the Detroit market for at least 10 years now.
|5 years 18 hours ago||but what the hell is up...||
with the BSU "stripes on the ass" look? wow. in two-tone blue. amazing.
|5 years 18 hours ago||Every jersey looks better...||
when you're not seeing it on smurf-turf.
|5 years 3 days ago||absolutely awful||
what not to do while trying to influence recruits to attend your alma mater as a Congressman.
|5 years 4 days ago||The Broken Window of Lore!||
The Broken Window of Lore! From where the championship fortunes were cast...
|5 years 4 days ago||I think the politics is very||
I think the politics is very important, and think the comments are well placed. I've seen no one attack anyone here. Some people are 'into' politics, and some of us have notice that Carr seemed quite the Democrat. And the think-tank that Riemersma works for IS ultra-conservative. It makes it more interesting that he is endorsing him. But it doesn't surprise me considering how close many of these teammates (and coaches) must be to do so much battle together.
|5 years 4 days ago||I will try to leave political||
I will try to leave political parties out of the discussion, but the behavior exhibited in that story shows exactly why, I believe, he is trying to get elected. I've listened to some of his stuff, and it's not anything I'd like Lloyd to get behind. On the other hand, I will not judge someone for trying to support a friend in political endeavors--whether they agree 100% with the candidate's platform or not. (I make a living at politics).
Good luck, voters of that district.
|5 years 4 days ago||I listened to WDFN and Ticket||
I listened to WDFN and Ticket since their early days, and I can honestly say THANK GOD for podcasts and Sirius radio. Those shows are not informative, they are like "Today" show for a certain segment of society. I might listen if they had shows specific to sports or teams, or if they offered insight. (I do enjoy Caputo's thoughts on the Tigers, but he drives me nuts with college football talk).
I've learned more from one season on THIS site than I've taken from 10+ years of twenty to forty hours of Detroit sportstalk radio.
|5 years 4 days ago||Do the clubs accept the||
Do the clubs accept the tickets? Can they only used pairs of tickets? Also, do you think that maybe they give them to adults or volunteers or are you sure they make sure the kids go?
[just saw Stonum's run-back again...god i love DVR]
|5 years 5 days ago||for as nice as it was for all||
for as nice as it was for all us fans/alum to get that win, how much do you think it meant for the Rodriguez family? They've put up with a LOT of crap over the last 2 years. I understand that the man is paid better than 99% of the world, but walking off the field must have been the sweetest moment since hitching up the wagons and leaving WVU.
|5 years 5 days ago||I didn't find these quotes to||
I didn't find these quotes to be terrible. I think a coach can discuss penalties without actually "whining", and I don't find these comments, at least, to be that bad. I took the last quote, though, about not blaming the loss on calls, to be honest about his team's play, not to be a cover-your-ass.
But I wouldn't be surprised if I watched the actual interview/presser and got the totally different opinion, i.e. he was whining terribly. I just don't see it in this news article.
|5 years 5 days ago||yeah, and my post was "semi||
yeah, and my post was "semi offended". it would be great if they could come up with something totally off the wall and awesome, but instead it will be the same "classics" or Rawk. Definitely not worth fighting about IMO. They really need to stop playing music by the time the teams are on the line though--that drove me nuts. Can there be a flag for that? There must be a rule to discourage blatant 'Homerism" by guys in the booth when it affects the game.
|5 years 5 days ago||After we go 3 and out, maybe||
After we go 3 and out, maybe a little "justify my love" to send a message to the team of our expectations? After a favorable call from the zebras, maybe "lucky star"?
|5 years 5 days ago||why not "Ass Scratch Fever"?||
why not "Ass Scratch Fever"? Seriously, Ted Nugent? Even if you like his music how is a crowd going to get into that? At least Kid Rock has some singable lines. I can't believe we are all arguing about songs that get shoved down our throats on the laughable Detroit 'rock' stations.
|5 years 5 days ago||what exactly says "F You" in||
what exactly says "F You" in the email response? Did you actually expect Mary Sue to sit in her bed at night and type you a response? And what is it about YOU that makes your opinion the one that speaks for all alumni, all band alumni, or all fans? What you are saying is "Michigan told me to f'k off because they STILL piped in music for the ND game when I clearly told them that wasn't what I wanted."
I wouldn't assume they are not tracking the number of negatives and positives regarding all responses about M Stadium.
But I have to side with you--I hate it. But it looks like I will have to endure it. Some parameters as offered in this post would be nice. (I did like the "halo"; probably the only person to admit it.)
|5 years 5 days ago||not very raunchy IMO.||
not very raunchy IMO. Especially not compared to "World's Greatest Co-Worker" Sean Salisbury.
|5 years 5 days ago||RR would've done the same||
RR would've done the same thing, and I would have been livid. I get it, I get it...it's his system, keep trying to score, etc. But old habits die hard and I'm one for running down the damn clock. Perhaps this season will break me of my narrow-mindedness.
But doesn't it mean something when everyone in America points out that ND "aired it out" at that point in the game, and no one labels it "failing to convert"? The clock management became the story, not the inability to get a first down.
What do I know? RR is 2-0 this year!
|5 years 6 days ago||he was killing me||
i don't want to dump criticism, but it was tough to see him get burned so frequently and not get frustrated by his play. I did notice that he adjusted later in the game and found the ball after QB release--or at least looked for it. The way he was playing earlier, without an adjustment, would have given us costly interference yards. But what do I know? He just made me pull a bit of hair out.
|5 years 6 days ago||Agreed, I won't have to keep||
Agreed, I won't have to keep watching Henne-to-Manningham vs. PSU over and over and over again. I can now mix in Forcier-to-Matthews!
|5 years 6 days ago||time will tell||
esipp, I understand your sentiments. But the only game that I've seen at MStadium that I believe to be more important than today's was UM/OSU in 1997. And this was BEFORE my old housemates and I drained a few gallons of sangria at Dominic's to compare notes.
Should ND lay a total egg this season and we have a 4- or 5- win season, I might remember this differently. But there can't be too many fans out there (at least that didn't get showcased as the 1964 Big 10 Champ team) that can remember getting heaped on by so...much...crap.
All I could think about in the last :11 seconds was sitting in those same seats during the Oregon game 2 years ago. Forget AppState; it was the utter pounding we took from Oregon that left me deeply disturbed and unsure about the fate of our program. That game was a wake up that things were NOT right. That wasn't Donovan McNabb coming into our House in '98 and shredding us with his world-class abilities. Oregon was a coach and a system and some very good athletes that just would not stop leaping off the top turnbuckle and elbow dropping us into submission. At that time I felt as if Rome burned around me.
Today banished those demons. Today showed that another visionary coach, anchored in his belief in a method of coaching players and instilling a system, was again at our helm. For much of my life I had lamented the fact that I had missed the greatness of being at Michigan in Bo's early years and watching that man create the program I loved.
Today, I felt that I was "in" on the ground floor of another amazing span of Meeeeechigan football history. This is going to be a great ride.
So, yeah, I was waiting for the students to rush the field. My old, fat ass is done running onto fields!
|5 years 6 days ago||hate the damn stupid jerseys||
but since they ran their little webbed footings all over us 2 years ago I can't muster up the brimstone and fury to complain much.
ND's damn Statue of Liberty play today reminded me of Duckies.
|5 years 6 days ago||i biffed and forgot to DVR||
so just checked ESPNU listings: UM/ND on at 9pm tomorrow night. Unfortunately for me, HBO has season finale of TrueBlood at same slot. DAMMIT.
Game replays are TBD during the week thus far--it should be shown again during the week.
|5 years 1 week ago||Amusing Post||
Amusing and I wish you all good luck in your pursuit of a maize n blue IL plate. I would just like to point out that the current Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives, Andy Dillon, is a proud Golden Domer. And I'll be damned if we pass a law allowing ND plates in Michigan. But look for Red Wings, Pistons, Lions and Tigers customized plates on the horizon.
|5 years 1 week ago||Not for Profit||
this status is conferred to a university/college/school the same as it is done for a corporation: if you do not have ownership of the school in the form of shares and excess profits paid out as dividends to "ownership" of the institution, you are a non-profit. That doesn't mean someone isn't making money.
|5 years 1 week ago||Guess I missed ticket offers||
damn job getting in the way of UM football. Again. Lemme know if any offers still out there.
|5 years 1 week ago||Michigan section||
do you know where the "Michigan Section" is located? I'm sure I've never run across that info.
|5 years 1 week ago||heh heh||
well, if the "3 for 2" deal was the coupon you got in your season ticket package, you aren't going to be happy to learn that the deal expired at the end of August AND they had to be purchased over the internet (per salesman in stadium). They sold me a "2 for $30" deal; yes, they are 30cents worth of plastic and metal. No, i don't like paying for it. But it really adds to my gameday experience, I HATE the six-to-eight second delay of radio headsets, and Michigan Football Saturdays are a few of the most important afternoons of the year to me...so it was worth it.
|5 years 1 week ago||nice||
good for a laugh! you are right--you can't drink enough sangria for the food to taste good because you'd spend so much time just waiting for the single-use bathrooms. But god i love that alcoholic kool-aid.
and for all you smokers: you cannot beat ashing into a tuna can.
|5 years 1 week ago||A few observations||
Waiting for the first serious rainfall to see how many people actually fit under the covered concourse area--I got a feeling it will be packed, but then again where did we all fit for some of the downpour-filled halftimes of past?
Cherry Coke at the game was a gift from god.
Concessions lines seemed much shorter/non-existent.
Men's urinals will take some getting used to; there was a lot of lingering near "in" door while spots were visibly available near the end of the line. It does feel more like "musical urinal" than it did with the troughs, for some reason.
And, most glaringly, the art deco-styled letters of "MICHIGAN STADIUM" look so damn puny now. I bet it's posted somewhere, but do they plan on recreating that (at twice the size) atop the suites? While I'm at it, is the press box coming down? That looks so puny, as well; I'm not saying it should come down, but I somehow missed those details in all the talk of stadium upgrades.
|5 years 1 week ago||I respect that viewpoint; I||
I respect that viewpoint; I used to share it. But now have a desire for scorched earth. This was cemented in my mind after the Oregon game in AA. The glee that so many of our "Big 10 Brethren" had over our 2007 season (not to mention the 3-9) causes me to always root against Big 10 schools. I know that it's stupid, childish, and hurtful to my school...but I can't stop. Maybe I'll get therapy one day...
|5 years 1 week ago||i know people felt||
i know people felt "bamboozled", as I watched a salesman getting chewed out as i waited to purchase a radio. Maybe I'm in the minority that actually EXPECTED my prior year's earpiece to not work? I don't have a problem paying every year--it is far superior to a standard radio signal in my opinion.
|5 years 1 week ago||probably out of the reach of||
probably out of the reach of most students (financially), but Zingerman's Roadhouse is an amazing restaurant. Absolutely All-American menu (every item is domestic, with many items locally produced) and they focus on regional american cooking. This is an absolute jewel we have in AA that people travel to from around the globe.
It ain't cheap, but should be memorable if you want to learn a bit about the food you consume.
|5 years 1 week ago||For Dominic's, the trick is||
For Dominic's, the trick is to drink enough 1/2 gallons of sangria that the food is actually great! Just get there early after a game, and don't wait until late-season games: they are a seasonal business.
|5 years 1 week ago||Evidence?||
Glad so many people here have viewed the "evidence". Some kind of special access to SD County Sheriff's files, I guess. I mean, the "evidence" is there that UM just practices too much, too. Obviously, no one is crying for a professional athlete with a bad track record ('roids) that lives 1000 miles away. But there is ALWAYS more to a story than you will get in one sound-bite, the man has not been convicted of anything, and the fact that he is a professional athlete makes him neither more nor less likely to be a douche than anyone on this board, IMO.
Trust me, there are enough abusers living in our neighborhoods to keep us concerned plenty. Check out your local domestic violence shelter and see how much abuse ISN'T committed by an athlete.
|5 years 1 week ago||Grammatica||
I guess he proved that he didn't hurt himself during the game. Totally missed the fall.
|5 years 1 week ago||Aging myself||
...but is Coach and Four on State, next to Mr. Spot's, still the scalping hub? I think when I was a student the barber in that place was nothing but a front for all the tickets that moved through that guy.
Interesting stories about scalping--I have never tried it, except for the occassional single ticket as I was walking into M Stadium (usually for like $20), just to get something for a ticket that someone never showed up for. I will never have the guts to show up for a Michigan game without a ticket in hand--with the fear of both not getting in and missing kickoff on TV.
|5 years 1 week ago||We are discussing a post||
We are discussing a post titled "Suckeye Band" regarding a song entitled "I Don't Give a Damn About the Whole State of Michigan". I wholeheartedly apologize to you and any other reader that I may have offended either in my choice of words or the passion which by which I express my displeasure for The Ohio State University in particular and State of Ohio in particular. Please, just send me the master list of all rules and regulations so that I might strive to follow whatever expectations each blogger has for this site.
|5 years 1 week ago||i would be ashamed if that||
i would be ashamed if that broke out at M Stadium. Seriously, it would be "cool"? there is a whole nation of gimmicked-out arenas to play this stuff. How does my team dancing on the field improve my football-watching experience, or more importantly, the buckeye-fucking experience?
|5 years 1 week ago||in the Lloyd years||
i think the Wave was ALWAYS too early. LOL (OK, OK, i'm done writing revisionist history about L-L-oyd...i still love the guy.)
|5 years 1 week ago||Fuckeyes||
i was shocked about this history of this song when i researched it a few years ago. It is kind of cool in a way because it shows our absolute mind-rape of their entire state. No, it's not a new song that the recent crop of shitkickers has thought up; it was actually created for a Broadway play.
The sentiment of the song reminds me of Spielman's bullshit pep rally line of how residents of Michigan are fans of UM, or MSU, or Western, LSSU, etc., but in Zero-HI-Zero everyone is a Buckeye. Yes, I think that is one of the factors that makes the State of Michigan superior--we are not automatons.
|5 years 1 week ago||intimidation||
i can't imagine an opposing player has EVER been intimidated by "Welcome to the Jungle." We've won 42 conference championships, and been one hell of an intimidating homefield, without "keeping people excited" by using bullshit. I understand if you actually like the music to be played, but I think you are fooling yourself if you think our crowd will be louder, more "into it", because of music. 1997 squad would've intimidated the opponant if it played in an empty stadium. 2008 squad wouldn't have intimidated OL St. Mary's had it been played in a warzone.
|5 years 1 week ago||"Awesome" as it may be||
...it's not like their have been any improvements or even changes in like 20 years at M Stadium! Which is why I'm still amazed at it's popularity. It IS, however, an excellent barometer of a blowout.
|5 years 1 week ago||Fire Lloyd||
Reminds me of the times in seasons past I would mock certain season ticket-holders around me and bust out with a "Fi-ire Llo-yd" chant whenever a great offensive call would pan out. Re-education is key (often through a measure of belittling).
|5 years 1 week ago||Pretend Fans||
Ha! So are the "pretend" fans the ones that buy season tickets for 20+ years? Or are they the ones that wanted to but never did attend UM? Or maybe transferred out and didn't get the degree? Or the ones that travel from out-of-state for a game and act as ambassadors for UM in their little scarlet-n-gray shittowns?
|5 years 1 week ago||I think the new urinal stalls||
I think the new urinal stalls in the Mens Room are a direct response to your desire for dick slapping. Troughs posed too much of an opportunity.
|5 years 1 week ago||OT giving up tickets||
does anyone know if there is still a "waitlist" for season tickets? I assume there is some kind of list, since it wouldn't be sold out without a waitlist. But i wonder what the last few years have done to the demand.
|5 years 1 week ago||Bo and Rich||
your thoughts are what I'd felt, as well. I know that AANews, I think, did a huge connection piece between Bo and RR with amazing info on Nehlen and his program at WVU and time with UM. RR is definitely rooted in Ann Arbor.
|5 years 1 week ago||Good point: I can relate.||
Good point: I can relate. When I was in the student section the band played directly across from us. I sat in the student section again after they had moved the band into the section, and I remember not being able to hear much. Never understood why they never mic'ed the damn band.
|5 years 1 week ago||No idea what those singers||
No idea what those singers (?) sound like, but I know that Slipknot and Ramones would not make me any happier to hear at a UM game, even if it's what I listen to elsewhere.
|5 years 1 week ago||The Wave||
I always have to chuckle when I see the "wave" for the first time in a season. The fact that it remains not only popular year-in and year-out at M Stadium, but that it always starts at the student section blows my expectations. Seriously, the wave is about as old-school crowd antics fun as you can get---think waaaaay before LED screens showed crystal-clear replays and ads (sorry, PSAs, no ads in the Stadium, right?) during breaks--but it remains popular with the trendiest and most fickle of all fans--the student section.
Hard to believe that the same wave I learned about during those awesome days in Tiger Stadium in 1984, and the same wave that I thought was played-out by my UM days in the 90s is still done with boos, cheers, and laughter in 2000-freakin-9. I still don't ever do it, but I guess I can respect it a little more now.
|5 years 1 week ago||If it were a night game I'd||
If it were a night game I'd be even more pissed off than the piped-in music made me today. Neil Diamond, Journey, AC/DC? All fine for games, when played by the BAND. I'm not a particular fan of marching bands, but they practice enough and put in a lot of work with few opportunities to showcase. I'm sure we could have a big-f'n-singalong to the band playing that shitty Neil Diamond song.
touching me, touching you indeed.
|5 years 1 week ago||OT have to mention it||
The original story that spawned "The Shawshank Redemption" was a Steven King novella entitled "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption." Time for "Rita Rodriguez and the Pasadena Redemption"!
BTW I highly recommend the book "Different Seasons", even if you've seen the "Shawshank" movie a thousand times. Two of the other three stories in the book were the basis for the movies "Stand by Me" and "The Apt Pupil".
|5 years 2 weeks ago||Woody||
Woody went straight up for the trachea---gotta love the strategy put into that one.
Who the hell punches an opposing player for picking off the QB?! It is still hilariously incomprehensible.
|5 years 2 weeks ago||!!!!!||
WHERE'S ALL THE SHOUTING, BABEEEEEEY? If he'd speak as he writes, I might actually listen to him on TV. A well thought-out article (at least to this homer).
|5 years 2 weeks ago||It will be great to look back||
It will be great to look back at this and do a comparison between Bo and RR in a few years (preferebly after the Return to Domination). I've shared your feelings since RR's hiring. Look back at the year-over-year records and try viewing the Bump Elliott years through a UM fan's eyes of that era: one conference championship but overall disappointment. And Bump was "one of them", a Michigan Man that had played and coached in Ann Arbor before taking over the head coaching position from Oosterbaan (one of the greatest Wolverines in history and head coach after Legend Crisler).
Imagine hiring an OSU coach after having decades-long lineage of former players-as-coaches!
I admire Carr greatly; yet I am SO ready for an attitude to accompany a winning percentage. God, bless us with scorched earth!
|5 years 2 weeks ago||black and white into green||
The number is there so that writers and papers can SEEM like they are responsive to readers. What they are responsive to is sales. Any reaction, positive or negative, can be great for the writer as long as it sells copies.
|5 years 2 weeks ago||Twitter blooooows||
trying to read these remarks is yet another reminder of why I hate Twitter. People actually care what these anchors think 100 times a day? REALLY?
|5 years 2 weeks ago||saw this years ago---LOVE IT.||
saw this years ago---LOVE IT.
|5 years 2 weeks ago||calling||
crossing the line? the number is there for a reason. bang the shit out of it if it makes you feel better. I think it's a useless exercise.
Does anyone out there think that writers rub their hands with glee at us peons getting our panties in a bunch over this? Now, the big-game donors, those guys they pop a boner over the thought of causing THEM trouble. These writers are looking for a paycheck, looking for exclusive deals and cross-media coverage. Please.
The only way to combat this is to research and be ready to respond when your fuckhead neighbor/co-worker/busboy starts about how great Moo U is and how in trouble UM is.
I need to hear that Rosenburg interview...
|5 years 2 weeks ago||WVU doesn't support RR||
This article merely shows WVU taking the stance of "that stuff never happened HERE." Nothing can be read into this article beyond WVU saying that no violations occured at their program. This doesn't help UM one bit. The argument is that we brake the rules, that we don't want to abide by how NCAA dictates a program should be run and that we've cheated to get what we have (well, cheated more WITH RR than with other coaches) at the expense of our Student-Athletes' precious summer vacay.
|5 years 2 weeks ago||misdemeanor||
make sure to only commit one single criminal action, otherwise you may lose the ability to expunge the misdemeanor. Pick rosie or snyder. Or make sure you plead to only ONE COUNT if you do slug both.
|5 years 2 weeks ago||This article will not do a||
This article will not do a damn thing against recruiting. Or team "chemistry". This article will sell papers and cause chatter and have the NCAA investigate.
|5 years 2 weeks ago||Thanks for info on Jolly||
Thanks for info on Jolly Pumpkin--they have great stuff.
I think Packard/State is an awesome location due to proximity to Yost as well as Michigan Stadium. As a hockey season ticketholder who drives into AA for each game, I know that I would spend a ton of money at a location within walking distance of Yost that had food, beer, TVs and (usable) toilets. Remember, it is often 20-40 degrees in the winter, and that spot would be a great meeting place before heading to the game and close enough to wait out the post-game traffic.
Do NOT underestimate the importance of parking. This is the State of Michigan-people will walk to a place, but there needs to be an assurance of parking within a 5 minute-walk radius. This location does not offer ANY parking-it's probably the worst business district in Ann Arbor for parking, actually. You cannot survive with an upscale place (i.e., anything fancier than Rick's) without attracting non-students; you need parking for that.
Shameful as it may sound, some of my favorite "tailgating" moments were spent at Leopold Bros. No, it's not tailgating at all. But after years of spectacularly huge/expensive tailgates, my buddy (former UM roomie) and I decided to just start meeting at Leopold Bros. instead of putting on a tailgate. AND WE WERE NEVER HAPPIER. Parking for games was $20-30 across the street (on asphalt--not wet sod). The walk was equal (or shorter) from Golf Course. Beer was cheap and good, liquor was awesome, food was above average, plenty of seating, outdoor area...it all added up to everything we wanted. Plus we could camp out there after the UM game and watch as much football as we wanted. It was also a great starting point for a night of downtown AA frivolity.
I miss you, Leopold Bros.
|5 years 2 weeks ago||cold gin||
BEST DAMN GIN I've ever had. I HATED gin until giving Leopold's a try (bad memories of a fifth of tangueray being downed around a bonfire in the mountains of Romania). The gin was as close to some of the awesome "genever" I had in the Netherlands--stuff that is not sold in the U.S.
I miss sipping my gin n' marrionberry n' tonic during the late games...
|5 years 2 weeks ago||putting a bar in a stripmall||
putting a bar in a stripmall is the one sure guarentee that I will NEVER go there.