|2 days 8 hours ago||Well,||
PSU fans' creepy meters have not been functioning correctly for the last five years.
|2 days 8 hours ago||"Evaluating all positions"||
Sounds like BK has been reading the kamasutra.
|3 days 17 hours ago||East -West balance?||
If they came to Ann Arbor, the first five tailgates would be in the East.
|4 days 9 hours ago||And if Shane transfers to Wisconsin,||
and he's leading the Badger offense when UM plays in Madison on Nov 18, 2017, will you feel the same way?
I don't see him as a fit for Oregon; Wisky is the most likely destination, if Shane decides to go that route. I wish him the best, except against UM.
|5 days 10 hours ago||it's||
Are you referring to "Our culture is as healthy as it's been in a long time."
If so, I think you had it right the first time; "it's" is a correct contraction for "it has", whereas "its" is possesive.
But then, I'm an engineer, so my English usage leans toward the applied and away from the theoretical.
|5 days 10 hours ago||Late 60s, early 70s,||
when the term "Linebacker U" was coined, they were in the conversation about the best in the country. In 1986, they went 12-0 and beat 11-0 Miami (YTM) in the Fiesta Bowl.
But their east coast regular season schedule was never as tough as the other national title contenders. For fun, check out the Lambert Trophy, given annually to the best FBS team in the East. Penn State has won it an impressive 29 times; the second most frequent winner, with 7 trophies is Army (YTA).
|5 days 10 hours ago||Well,||
the article says he's made enemies during his time in Ann Arbor, it does not specify where those enemies are.
We know that many of them are in SEC territory and in other Big Ten football programs.
We also know he's made lots of new friends during his time in Ann Arbor, but the article is not about that. It about what a great coach James Franklin is and what a bright future he and Penn State share. I wouldn't want them to say anything different at this point.
|1 week 2 days ago||Doh!||
Rutgers is a conference game.
|1 week 2 days ago||33% for now.||
Next season, when the Big Ten goes to a nine conference game schedule, the non-conference portion shrinks to 3/12, which is 25%.
|1 week 2 days ago||Agree.||
And if early playing time for freshman helps attract more talented student athletes, then I'm in favor of playing everyone who's ready to play.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Oops.||
Missed that; thanks. They play the four consecutively (with bye week in the middle) and three of the four on the road.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Well,||
since Michigan is the only team to face the other four Big Ten teams in the Ap top 13, running the table will be that much sweeter. Early season results show the schedule is not as soft as preseason predictions pontificated.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||State of Nicholls?||
Not far from the State of Ferris, IIRC.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Memphis||
Ole Miss lost in Memphis last season; Houston can't sleep on them.
|3 weeks 8 hours ago||+1||
+1 for using Ohio and class in the same sentence.
|3 weeks 13 hours ago||Not to nitpick,||
Oregon's previous DC, Don Pellum, was not fired; he was demoted back to linebacker coach, the role in which he had served from 2000-2013.
|3 weeks 13 hours ago||They could meet,||
in the Pac-12 Championship game.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Urban Dictionary says||
QV := Quick Visit
But both teams made a quick visit "down under" to Sydney.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||A Reason To Hate Every B1G Team,||
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I hear you.||
I'm looking forward to 1902 Rose Bowl MVP Neil Snow's appearance and whether the Wistert brothers are recognized individually or lumped together in a triple entry.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Hmmmmm,||
... could be someone who thinks 23 is too low for Dan Dierdorf.
|7 weeks 19 hours ago||And remember,||
the maillot jaunt is French for yellow shirt (well, jersey).
|8 weeks 9 hours ago||Non-continental territories||
According to National Geographic, the seven continents are Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and Antarctica. Oceania is the collective name for the islands of the Pacific Ocean, including Hawaii, New Zealand, French Polynesia; but Oceania is not a continent. A resident of Oceania would need to seven visits to visit all the continents.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Ah,||
I feel your infinite pain.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Factories||
I'm pretty sure that all of Nike's factories are overseas. Corporate headquarters are in Beaverton, Oregon; all manufacturing is done offshore due to lower labor costs which offset the transportation costs.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||And,||
That's mansome with a skinny M: #Mansome.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||mansome||
Start adding #mansome to in-game tweets and you'll have a new entry in the thesaurus faster than you can say "starchitect."
|9 weeks 19 hours ago||Happy Birthday WD !!||
Thanks for your contribution to UM fandom.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Damn, that's too bad.||
Every parent's nightmare, so sad.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Sooners didn't make the cut,||
but Oklahoma State did !?! Makes me think Oklahoma didn't offer.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||WWJW||
What Would Jesus Wear.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||More poetry,||
I wish I had read more poetry, especially Robert Frost.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Pedagogical challenge!||
You can’t teach his length his length ...
But if anyone can, Harbaugh can.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Great series.||
Mickey Lolich went 3-0 (all complete games) to earn MVP. Denny McLain, 31-6 in the regular season, was 1-2 with Tigers scoring only 1 run in the two losses (and 13 runs in the game 6 win).
Bob Gibson was unreal on the mound for the cards until he and Lolich met in game 7.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Oh that fumble!||
He had the yardage for the first down, Michigan could have run out the clock.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Ouch.||
That one still hurts, although wins in '96 and '97 helped.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||1960 World Series||
Bill Mazeroski's homerun in the bottom of the 9th to win game 7 and the series from those arrogant Yankees. Now we'd call it a walk-off homer, but that phase was still in the future 56 years ago.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||MSU will continue to have "sway"||
as long as Mark Hollis heads up the MSU Athletic Dept. But that's just my opinion.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Agree on geographic diversity;||
follow up the satellite camp visits with a road trip & you have compelling experiences. Of course, you have to win the games ...
|13 weeks 5 days ago||But,||
they have the naked bootleg covered ...
|14 weeks 5 days ago||I've heard this,||
and the ankle can make you more likely to develop shingles later in life.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||“That would’ve killed a lesser man”||
I believe that's a direct quote from Bo, though I can't recall the context just now.
|16 weeks 14 hours ago||Wendell Barnhouse||
25 years at the Star-Telegram; now just one of the former mainstream sports journalists circling the drain ...
.. so he starts writing fiction in a garbled, nonsensical fashion.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Thank-you, softball women!||
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Mussberger ...||
at his most annoying: "You're looking *LIVE* at the Los Angeles Coliseum ..."
How does he know I haven't taped the game?
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Don't give up on that dream ...|
|17 weeks 6 days ago||re: Retiring in Pacific NW||
Oregon has no sales tax, so it depends more heavily on its income and property taxes. Makes it tough on retirees, many of whom limit purchases but can't avoid the two primary forms of taxation. Washington state has sales tax and lower income and property taxes.
On the other hand, having lived in Oregon since 1980, I must say the quality of life is fantastic.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Blue Angels?||
|17 weeks 6 days ago||re: The Mad Hatter's business name||
Ten years ago, we had someone come out to sweep our chimney from "The Mad Hatter Chimney Sweeping." When I looked them up five years ago, they had changed the name to "The Happy Hatter Chimney Sweeping", with the tagline "We're not mad anymore." When I asked the reason for the change, I was told that:
a) many prospective customers were not familiar with Alice in Wonderland
b) some prospective customers were put off by the reference to mental illness
|19 weeks 8 hours ago||Agree, tough standard.||
And given that UMich now has the best coach it could have, I have moved on and pardoned Mr. Herbstreit.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Hmmmm,||
stuck at a wedding with Buckeyes I'd guess my conversations would be based on the question of how a team with 5 first round NFL picks (12 overall) lost in their own stadium to MSU?
|20 weeks 11 hours ago||Hmmmm,||
"Park Free in Rear" : with a draw like that it must have been crowded, and interesting.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||First United Methodist||
at the corner of State & Huron. That's where my aunt and uncle were married in 1956; I was ring bearer.
It was only later that we all learned about an extra guest, former UM student Cheng Lim, who was hiding in the church to avoid facing his family in Singapore. http://aapd.aadl.org/aapd/truecrimes/5-5
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Paper Route||
Late sixties in Allentown, PA. I had an evening route for the first year, which really cut into my after-school schedule. Lots of walking because about 15% of the houses took the evening paper in 1965 (TV news was having an impact).
Switched to a morning route the for four years, not as much walking because the morning paper was much more popular, probably about 70% saturation. I loved reading the paper at 6:00 AM while the streets were quiet, especially in spring, summer and fall.
Going door-to-door to collect ~$2.50 per fortnight ($1.92 for the evening paper) was part of the job, too. Once every two weeks, I'd walk downtown to pay for my papers; there were two excellent pinball opportunities along the way ...
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Perhaps,||
Stanford picked up alot of support when they dropped "Indians" as their mascot in favor of Cardinal in 1972. Just guessing.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks.||
I don't recall seeing a band in those first 15 minutes; this would be a good trivia question: "name the University whose marching band is featured in "Rudy". Haha.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Rudy.||
We turned it off about 15 minutes in. The hell with Notre Dame.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||RIP, Mr King.||
What a long, distinguished career he had; from the Bo/Woody era through the 100th UM-OSU game.
An informative previous thread about Mr King can be found at http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/clip-howard-kings-announcing
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Wait,||
did you mean the Rose Bowl game seemed anti-climactic? I felt that too, though probably not as much as Iowa fans.
You have a reasonable explanation for the ratings decline: parties and people watching as best they could at commercial NYE celebrations.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Okay,||
I took your usage of anti-climactic to refer to the slate of bowl games on that day, as if the matchup was disappointing and lacking interest. If you meant otherwise, please elucidate.
I do not know everyone in the country; my (admittedly) small group of Michigan fans was in full attendence for Alabama-MSU in the Cotton Bowl. I did read that the ratings figures were down, but this is of little consequence to me; hopefully they'll be way up next year when Harbaugh's team makes its first appearance in the CFP.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Anti-climactic?||
Everyone I know was watching the 38-0 drubbing Nick Saban's team laid on Staee.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Ah, 1989,||
Rose Bowl Win and BBall National Championship.
What a year that was!
|21 weeks 12 hours ago||Johnny Manzeil ?||
Or does ESPN not want to mention the Heisman winner fabricated by their hype machine?
|21 weeks 12 hours ago||Yeah,||
when you have passed up Michael Jordan and Kevin Durant to pick the guys who are #2 and #1 on ESPN's All-time List of Unfulfilled Potential, you've got to be thinking about what could have been. At the time, I thought the Bowie pick was solid; not so much with Oden.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Rodney Dangerfield ...||
... hasn'the been drafted, either. Of course, he's dead.
|25 weeks 13 hours ago||Greatest thing?||
Greater than losing to #15 seed with the strongest #2 seed in the 64-team era?
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Sooner than 2018,||
if Cogliano's team makes a long playoff run ...
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Your Title is fine!||
"Andrew Cogliano Played Two Years for UM; You Won't Believe What Happened in his NHL Career"
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Rifle team?||
I say "Sure, give it a shot."
|25 weeks 2 days ago||Actually,||
it's "hear, hear", encouraging those within earshot to listen up.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||+1 Tomfoolery.||
Thanks for the laugh!
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Admittedly,||
I don't follow hockey recruiting closely; it appears to me that committments are taken from kids many years earlier than in men's b-ball; and then there's the annual poaching by hockey minor leagues. I wait unitl guys show up onthe ice wearing Maize and Blue and then I cheer for them.
A quick check of the UM hockey roster for 2015-2016 shows 6 freshmen, 7 sophs, 9 juniors and 3 seniors. That is not the profile of Kentucky or Duke basketball, and we were talking basketball.
BTW, a person who makes fitted clothes such as suits, pants and jackets is a tailor, not a taylor.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||And||
court jester Joey Galloway will sing the praises of both.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||My age?||
63; does that make my indifference understandable or horrifying.
Should I prioritize country/southern rock ahead of hip-hop? My kids think I need to know more about the music of Tupac, Biggie, Jay-z and Kanye (to start).
I do own copies of Hank Williams' Greatest Hits and Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen, both on vinyl. Commander Cody played in and around Ann Arbor frequently in the mid-70s.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Well, well,||
I'm not well versed in country music, but isn't there a song with lyrics "... the devil went down to Georgia ...".
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Recruiting has changed.||
I would not want the UM program to be one which chases the one-and-done players.
But that's just my opinion.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||2011 just called;||
it doesn't want to be included in any such benchmark.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Biggest change?||
I'd say it's the "M", nothing like a block M.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||That holding call was so much bullshit;||
It was worse than Charles White's phantom touchdown because it was Bo's last Rose Bowl, IIRC.
If Washington State had scored on their final drive because the most flagrant offensive pass interference (CW was pulled down by WSU end), that would have been the worst no-call ever.
Sorry to pick at the scab, but some wounds just won't heal.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks, OP.||
I consider myself extremely fortunate to have been in Seattle in 1989 and Pasedena on 1/1/1998 to cheer for each of the accomplishments of outstanding Michigan teams.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||I'd suggest one minor change:||
Instead of "Guy ...",
I'd go with "Sanctimonious prick ...".
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Unlike Woody,||
Dillon Brooks could go for three and did.
I agree, the kid did nothing wrong. And I an *not* an Oregon fan.
Coach K has problems with losing graciously.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||WD,||
please pass the vegemite.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||24-13, UConn||
with 6:00 to play in first half.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||His argument,||
at least the portion he expounded during halftime of our game, is that power five teams on the bubble benefit during conference tournaments because they're generally playing teams with high RPIs, while mid-major bubble teams usually see their RPIs decline even while winning in their conference tournaments. Mid-major teams need to build their resumes on the basis of their non-conference schedules.
I don't know enough about RPI calculation and its relationship to the Big Dance selection process to evaluate his argument. He should have shown some charts!
|28 weeks 5 days ago||Somewhere,||
there's a galaxy in which a planet much like our own has experienced the exact events SaveFerris has described.
But it's not our planet, that's for sure.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Cowherd lost me a decade ago.||
He's always ripping "homers", but complained about the officiating in the 40th Super Bowl for years afterwards. Aw, did your homestate Seahawks get the short end, Colin? Man-up.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||Easy explanation.||
20 years from now ...
Football fan: You played college football! Where?
UAB recruit: <loud>UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA ... <quiet>birmingham.
Football fan: Good for you; let me buy you a drink.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||Wait,||
what if everyone here is WD except me?
This is getting wierd ...
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Not really.||
Rosenberg gets paid for clicks on the site that employs him; avoiding his site avoids paying him to write his bullshit. If enough people avoid his work, Rosenberg might redirect his life in a direction more beneficial to mankind than trolling the fanbase of his alma mater.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||Texas A & M ?||
It's the only one west of the Mississippi River.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||True,||
but a 360 cm tall receiver would be comfortably within the expected range for tacopants, and would create matchup problems for any DB under 10 feet tall.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah, Steve's Lunch!||
Best breakfast, ever.
And, if the Pretzel Bell is comnig back, can the Village Bell be far behind?
|37 weeks 3 days ago||But,||
if he stays four years, he should be in Ann Arbor twice.
|37 weeks 3 days ago||Hmmmmm,||
I hate to think what I would have sounded like in the middle of my Senior year of High School on National TV.
|37 weeks 3 days ago||Tonight?||
It's still Saturday, Pittsburgh plays at Cinci tonight.
Seattle at Minnesota kicks off noon-ish CST Sunday (tomorrow).
|37 weeks 3 days ago||Cook?||
|37 weeks 3 days ago||KC, Pgh, Minn, Wash||
Chiefs are rolling.
AFC matchups OVER.
|37 weeks 6 days ago||You make some good points.||
Since players are generally larger than when the two decimal digit standard was imposed; perhaps we're ready to move to three digit numbers. Perhaps Mr O'Korn would like #555.
Or, perhaps we're ready to advance to hexadecimal: #A5 for you, Mr O'Korn?
I could support either of these proposals, but together they seem to be overkill. Of course, the combination would have allowed Ruddock to wear #DAD.
|38 weeks 12 hours ago||Hahaha||
It's hard to imagine anyone appoaching the level of douchebagness which is Charlie Weis.
|38 weeks 3 days ago||Well,||
ESPN has been accuracy-challenged for its entire history; this was overlooked in its early days when it was run on a skimpy budget and the relative handful of talking heads were on for 12 hours at a stretch.
|38 weeks 3 days ago||Expectations||
Expectations can be a terrible burden.
|39 weeks 8 hours ago||What GM,||
would want to hire Chip Kelly, after the experience in Philadelphia?
From genius to unemployed in 16 weeks, wow.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||Did you ever know||
a troll who waited for an invitation? Generally, they just show up, invited or not.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||Odd?||
Personally, I find Indiana University of Pennsylvania odd, but I guess my beef is with those who named Indiana, PA.
|40 weeks 5 days ago||Who?||
Who has it better than us?
|41 weeks 6 days ago||And,||
Alum96 types upper and lower case; avoids ellipses ...
|43 weeks 12 hours ago||Which is surprising,||
because he had such a great week of practice.
|43 weeks 2 days ago||Infamous AD vote of 1973||
I know it was nearly sixty years after your death, Dr. Angell, but cumong man!
|44 weeks 1 day ago||1989 : yes.||
2015: not so much.
|44 weeks 1 day ago||Second key to happiness:||
Avoid double posts.
|44 weeks 1 day ago||One key to happiness:||
Not being stressed about things over which one has no control.
|44 weeks 1 day ago||Now I understand.||
A photographer with a huge lens was on the field during timeouts in the first half. I thought he was taking pictures of the various senior day recognitions (dancers, etc), but he was taking individual shots to stitch together to make this panoramic picture.
|44 weeks 2 days ago||Great writeup.||
I grew up in Pennsylvania, have been to State College a dozen times, but yesterday was the my first gameday experience. My wife and I were wearing maize and blue and _every_ interaction we had with PSU fans was positive. There was grumbling about some PI calls (wtf, every call should go your way?), but fans will be fans. I had several Penn State fans tell me to crush Ohio State next week (of course, I was telling them we'd be rooting for them next week).
Ice Cream from the Creamery on campus is delicious, and we met the Glascow brothers' grandparents there! All in all, a fun trip.
|44 weeks 2 days ago||Same here.||
I thought OSU -13 was a little high, but I'd have bet the farm on OSU -9.5; and that was when I thought Cook would start albeit banged-up. Saved myself a bundle by not being able to bet.
|44 weeks 6 days ago||Hmmmmm,||
looks like you're the fourth person to pick UMich 38-24.
|44 weeks 6 days ago||So,||
you're calling a stop on a two point conversion attempt by Penn State late?
|44 weeks 6 days ago||Congrats to the Volleyballers!||
They came close in Ann Arbor; it's great to see them get it done in State College.
Let's Go, Blue!
|44 weeks 6 days ago||23-16. Michigan||
|45 weeks 13 hours ago||Wait,||
can we get credits for time wasted, er, spent on the board?
|45 weeks 4 days ago||Hmmmmm,||
Is Hunter Rison a 2017 4* wide receiver?
If so, this "news" has already been posted.
|45 weeks 5 days ago||+1 for Dan Marktonio||
Dark Mantonio could be too easily misinterpreted.
|45 weeks 5 days ago||Nice work!||
So many layers ... so little time.
|46 weeks 5 days ago||Utah @ Washington||
100% chance of rain in Seattle (high of 55 F) accord to NWS.
We'll see how well Utah play in the water.
|46 weeks 6 days ago||FWIW,||
Jed's an owner. Trent Baalke is the 49ers GM.
|46 weeks 6 days ago||Winged Helmets;||
designed to help QBs find their receivers before television required contrasting jerseys; now assist coaches diagnose defensive breakdowns in coverage. Interesting.
|46 weeks 6 days ago||So,||
"straight from the horses mouth," eh?
|47 weeks 1 day ago||Okay,||
people over 40 can have eyesight, video skills and judgement just as good as people under 40. Mike Pereira was born in 1950, so he's older than both of us. There should be some objective screening of replay officials which involves candidates not currently considered.
I would not qualify, because I could never be completely objective about college football teams.
|47 weeks 1 day ago||The targeting rule has problems,||
and these problems should be addressed.
But there is another problem, the replay officials in the booth need an upgrade, too. Often these replay officials are older refs who can no longer run up and down the field. I not sure they've watched too many games on tv this century, or are comfortable with the technology. Get some neutral observers in their late 20s / early 30s; they don't need to be on the site of the game. Mike Pereira always seems to get the calls correct (meaning I agree with him) when consulting on Fox. It is possible.
|47 weeks 1 day ago||So,||
I take it you aren't a fan of House of Cards? I found Kevin Spacey's breaking of the fourth wall a major distraction.
|47 weeks 2 days ago||If he's under contract,||
the Lions cannot offer him anything; to do so would constitute tampering, against NFL rules.
|47 weeks 2 days ago||I thought the same thing.||
And what a cool, collected performance on Michigan's final drive.
|47 weeks 2 days ago||Ironic.||
Gophers gain 491 yards in the first 59:41 of the game, then, with the game on the line, can't gain 1/2 yard in the final 19 seconds
|47 weeks 2 days ago||Very emotional environment.||
Jerry Kill built this program and returned it to respectability. Hiss assistants have been with him for more than a decade. Every player on the team committed to Coach Kill; they all played with intensity.
Add the night game atmosphere and you have a perfect opportunity for an upset.
|47 weeks 2 days ago||TWIS||
should be interesting this week.
|47 weeks 2 days ago||JoePa stymied.||
Looking at his expression on the sideline, he can'take believe they can't score on Michigan's defense.
|47 weeks 3 days ago||This?||
"Good for him."
|47 weeks 5 days ago||WSJ's facade falls away,||
that whole financial news shtick hides their insidious purpose, to troll Michigan fans.
|47 weeks 5 days ago||Well,||
it's great to be able to see every Michigan game in HD, and clearly there's no going back.
We had Bob Ufer on radio; in many ways that was better than a modern telecast with "neutral" announcers. If you had ever seen a game in Michigan Stadium, you could picture the action as Ufer described it: "Two tight ends and a balanced line, Huckelby deep, Davis close, Ricky Leach under center, the ball resting 18 yards in, from this, the western sideline."
|47 weeks 5 days ago||Or,||
back when times weren't announced, just printed on the tickets: 1:00 pm.
|48 weeks 1 day ago||Rice had amazing touch,||
and no one has had a better NCAA tourney run shooting the ball.
|48 weeks 1 day ago||Speaking of Hemingway,||
and I mean Junior Hemingway; wouldn't his ability to adjust to passes and outmuscle defenders be a huge asset in this years offense?
|48 weeks 1 day ago||"Afraid of worms"||
Makes me think of this clip:
|48 weeks 1 day ago||Liberal Fishermen||
use flies where I angle. Just sayin'.
|48 weeks 2 days ago||From a student's perspective,||
Michigan Athletics in general and football in particular were politics-free in early 1970s, much as MGoBlog is today. Sports events were a release from the daily concerns; differences were put aside when everyone filed in to cheer for _our_ team.
|48 weeks 2 days ago||Visiting team effect?||
You can count on a certain number of opponent fans who either live in the area or choose to travel to Ann Arbor. Seattle is a long way to travel for a game, especially when you consider the cost of air travel in 1969. But the next week attendence for Missouri was 64,476, just under 15,000 more than for the Huskies.
It wasn't weather, high temperature at Detroit metro was 69 degrees, no precipitation.
Possibly band day, which was usually the 2nd home game of the season, IIRC. Perhaps the high school band members and their chaperones weren't counted?
|48 weeks 2 days ago||Vintage Bo!||
I saw your post and thought the title sounded familiar.
Checked my VHS drawer, and sure enough, I have a copy!
I know what I'll be doing after the Jet/Pats game. I'm not sure when i last powered on the VHS player.
|48 weeks 2 days ago||Season Tickets influence||
It would be interesting to see the season ticket sales numbers, and not just attendence. It was the demand for season tickets in the early 70s which ended Band Day; Canham couldn't withold 30,000 seats for high school bandsmen after Bo got things rolling.
Before 1970, I think the size of the stadium itself was a factor, tickets had been plentiful for 20 years. You could wait and see what the weather was like and drive to the stadium if you liked the matchup. Once tickets got tight, fans (no longer just students, faculty and alumni) began to plan ahead and made the committment season tickets. Canham and Schembechler changed the gameday experience, attendance-wise.
And Boones Farm was sooooo terrible, it might have been recycled wine.
|48 weeks 5 days ago||Is there a story?||
Where's SectionOne when you need him?
|48 weeks 5 days ago||Jealousy is an ugly emotion.||
They expect us to react the way they would to such a loss, and can't comprehend a "bigger-picture" reaction.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||Good luck to you, samber||
Layoffs are stressful and can diminish productivity, which can lead to more stress. Keep busy and keep your spirits up.
I do have one question: the article says 350 positions is 4.3 of ESPN's workforce, which implies a total workforce of 8139. Over 8000 people work at ESPN?
8000 people, seriously? I'd nominate the Competitive Eating and the ESPY award teams for termination, but that's just my opinion.
|49 weeks 1 day ago||Why the quarter?||
Weren't 800 numbers toll free?
That was the reason for the 800 area code.
Cool story, otherwise.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||Oh,||
I forgot to mention, first year coach lost to State, in addition to a single non-conference loss.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||I must admit,||
after watching the third replay of that final play, looking for flags, then resigning myself to the outcome, it occurred to me that the F-word would soar in the "state of our open threads" post. That thought brought a hint of a smile to my face.
|49 weeks 5 days ago||Memorable game.||
The one time Lloyd didn't take his foot off the gas.
|49 weeks 5 days ago||Baseline of 2||
Could be related to that "any given Saturday" reference.
|49 weeks 5 days ago||1969||
Top-rated, undefeated OSU team (defending a national championship) visited Ann Arbor. Michigan's coach was finishing his first season.
24-12 was the result.
|50 weeks 1 day ago||What are "Sparty friends"?||
The juxtaposition of those two words is unparsable to me; but then, I don'the live in the state.
|50 weeks 1 day ago||re: 'Dale||
|50 weeks 1 day ago||Overrated Recently Top Ten Teams||
I'm thinking Oregon must be on that list as well. Where can I apply to get the three plus hours I wasted watching "the college football playoff preview" in week 2?
|50 weeks 2 days ago||But,||
Dantonio might be a great choice for Miami ...
|51 weeks 2 days ago||Re: nervous about games||
I share this feeling.
And now Saturdays can't come fast enough!
|51 weeks 3 days ago||Probably percentage, not total wins.||
The domers have a slight lead in winning percentage.
|51 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks for the clarification.||
The 'not with us' line had me as nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs.
|51 weeks 5 days ago||Blame the effing internet,||
easy access to porn has pushed chasing carpet way down on his generation's list of priorities, I'm told.
|51 weeks 5 days ago||But,||
we won 38-35 at Minnesota in the only Friday night Michigan game in my lifetime, 10/10/2003.
|1 year 16 hours ago||Contemplate whatever you wish.||
|1 year 1 week ago||Ban him from the internet!||
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Actually,||
... his mom gets shot.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||1976 OSU||
that 22-0 win in the 'shoe had to be sweet.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Ouch.||
+1 for going to the BWW Bowl after 10 straight losses.
What are your plans for Nov. 14? You might be able to break the streak at Indiana.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Clearly,||
you need to attend more road games. Might I suggest a kickstarter campaign?
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Nebraska fans||
They were very friendly before and after the game in 2012; I'll go back when I get the chance.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Hmmmmm.||
That loss was tough to take on TV; it must have been excruciating in person.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||2003 Oregon||
I was there; I wish that game had gone five minutes longer ...
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Well, I'm 2-4 lifetime;||
2012 Nebraska 9-23
2003 Oregon 27-31
2001 Washington 18-23
1998 Rose Bowl 21-16 (Washington State)
1989 UCLA 24-23
1983 Washington 24-25
Overall, being in attendance at the Rose Bowl which capped the only undefeated Michigan season in my lifetime makes up for:
The 1989 win at UCLA came when UM scored the last ten points, IIRC.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Honest Question:||
What do they call sixty year olds who only play Starcraft (now only against the AI because the XP machine is no longer on the internet) ?
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Dr Suess --||
My favorite growing up was "If I Ran The Circus"; it became my kids' favorite too.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||She *is* from Columbus,||
I'm willing to cut her some slack.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||With Congress considering Justice Reform,||
maybe the Tigers can find the next Ron LeFlore, too.
Thanks for those memories, Ron!
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Hmmmmm.||
Appears lots of thought went into maintain traditional rivalries and vestiges of College Football, +1 for that.
But I'd vote against this proposal; College Football is already presented like pro football played on Saturday (and Thursday, Friday, ...); and just to fill time on various TV networks. So, bottom line, I'd vote no.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||5'10", 185 lbs||
I endorse Dylan's message. DP is the leader of the pack!
Rich Eisen is not far behind.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Thanks, WH.||
I'm sorry I missed the discussion of the wave at the game against UW in 1983.
I attended that game; so close.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||A coincidence?||
That would be one hell of a coincidence: 1 chance out of 10!
1/3628880 = 0.000000275
Possible, of course, but highly unlikely.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||mlive ...||
... such a sewer. Ugh.
I'm going to go shower now.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||too sad||
Any team which has won a championship in the last 50 years is probably on Cleveland's hate-list.
I imagine they're not flashing the Chicago Cubs logo to encourage booing, Cubs are too lovable (historically).
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Comedy.||
Which explains why "Green Acres" has not been mentioned.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Homicide : Life of the Streets||
is a classic; it clearly set the stage for The Wire.
The episode with Vincent D'Onofrio and the subway accident is arguably the best dramatic episode broadcast on network television.
So, in a way, Homicide also set the stage for another of my top ten : Law and Order : Criminal Intent.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Hey Jim,||
this is Louie down at the fish market. You going to pick up these halibut or what?
|1 year 16 weeks ago||really?||
You hated Jesse?
Walter, Skylar, Hank and Marie : I get it.
But Jesse, Flynn, Saul and Mike are quite likeable.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Cool.||
I've been meaning to stop at the Ft. Lewis museum for the last five years, so I should just do it. Many thanks to you and your brothers.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Thanks for Posting.||
That's a powerful story from the Olympian; your unit was in a tough spot.
Is the unit's monument in Joint Base Lewis-McChord?
I've been meaning to stop there on my way to Seattle.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||S6 is great.||
Much, much better than my iPhone 5s; I found the iPhone 6 and 6plus underwhelming. Go android!
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Three Gigadollars?||
I will be happy to ship any number of trees to you for half that price per tree, I'll throw in shipping within the 48 contiguous states. Oh, and let me know what the plaques should say.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Unless||
those players are injured in the extra game(s), jeopardizing their professional careers.
Let's ask Willis McGahee for his opinion.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Wait,||
She was 85?
Good grief, Shattner is 84?!?
No wonder Bones and Spock are dead; we need to get that antimatter and reverse time, Scotty. Scotty, are you there? Scotty ...
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Well,||
I hope you called 911 and reported the stolen truck.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||It came off Eckersley.||
When Kirk limped out of the dugout, I said to my wife, "Wow, this is like something out of 'The Natural'", and then life imitated art.
Greatest non-Michigan football sports memory of my life. My kids still talk about the yell I let out. ( Dodger fan back then. )
So sorry to hear about this; best wishes to Mr. Gibson and his family.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Algebraically,||
( you're opinions ) >> ( my grammar )
|1 year 21 weeks ago||The original post is unnecessary,||
a link to the same article was posted yesterday under the mgo.licio.us header.
Rafi cound have identified Whitlock as a Brady Hoke supporter with a comment at that location.
Of course, if his aim was to troll the board, then he hit his target.