I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
|4 hours 32 min ago||Some offense and returning in 1996, more in 1997||
Actually had slightly more carries and receptions in 1996 than 1997, but more yards doing each in 1997. And while his punt return average was low before hitting the big one against OSU, he did have a few decent returns (a long of 31 in the awful bowl vs. Bama). That he has done so well returning INTs as a pro (16.2 ypr, with 11 TDs) is interesting, since he averaged <1 yard per INT return his senior season and only 4.5ypr for his Michigan career.
|4 hours 48 min ago||The typing gif is epic||
As mesmerizing as the Les Miles one: http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/1150330/590027577.gif
|10 hours 20 min ago||The internet really ruined the Naked Mile||
Digital photography and streaming video in particular ruined it. It was a lighthearted episode of weirdness, not sexy at all see that many people naked, just mind-boggling. When I was at UM in the mid-90s I don't recall seeing more than a few people taking pictures, mostly point and shoot 35mm cameras with tiny flashes, most likely leading to poor-quality images that you had to wait a day or two to see. Imagine if it was still going on...thousands of booze-altered kids instagramming their junk for all the world to see. It's just sad.
|12 hours 14 min ago||Maybe Boise State will hire Borges to replace him||
|12 hours 17 min ago||McGuffie-like bouncing off players||
It's a pity we need him in the secondary (more speed back there please) because I'd love to see him carry the ball.
|3 days 9 hours ago||If if if this happens, I would be very confident||
Of course he'd have the year to improve, but Jones is Gardner without the intelligence or throwing ability. Even on the road I think we can contain someone like Jones. Sophomore Braxton Miller >Junior Braxton Miller >>> Freshman Braxton Miller. Even if Miller has reached his peak he still tore us up.
|4 days 10 hours ago||Starting with your "it's easier" sentence we align completely||
It does get easier as I get older. I withdrew emotionally as this season wore on, which I never could have forseen given how confident and enthusiastic I felt at UTL II.
I live in Ohio and the way some of these people behave is appalling. The governor should be ashamed of himself for his "M-Free" proclamation. I would scorn that level of dorkmanship in a Game week column from The Lantern, never mind from the state's highest elected official. I suppose we cannot expect grace and dignity from a fanbase whose heroes include a psychopathic Woody Hayes and the amorally hypocritical Jim Tressel. But of course the biggest pisser of all is that our team did not win, so we can't toss Kasich's missive in the Ha Ha file with Terry Glenn's "we should win by two or three touchdowns" prediction.
Your handle is excellent btw.
|1 week 3 days ago||Maybe by "this team" he meant Ohio State||
If so, nice bulletin board material, Al. Terry Glenn is on deck.
|1 week 3 days ago||Indeed.||
If I had gone to sleep after the ND game and woke up today I'd be like WTF? Who am I kidding, I'm saying WTF anyway. As bitter as I am about the fizzling of this season, I have no real yearning to dump Hoke. I can forgive a lot if he makes the kind of big boy (no visual pun intended) decisions that Beilein made when his staff wasn't cutting it. If he keeps Borges because he's grateful for Al giving him a ride to work, all bets are off.
|1 week 4 days ago||You shut your mouth, how can you say||
Al goes about things the wrong way? He is human and he needs to be loved just like everybody else does.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I thought this was a Spartan fan's post for a minute.||
|6 weeks 9 hours ago||I dislike the "you suck" thing||
My wife really dislikes it, so I cringe in advance when it comes along. I never participate, with the exception of the Notre Dame game. First of all, she wasn't at the game with me. Secondly, Spencer Hall said a Michigan Man does not curse, unless it is in the name of Notre Dame. Seriously, fuck 'em.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Say what you will about the tenets of zone blocking||
at least it's an ethos.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||It seems so easy to fix||
And yet so hard to fix. "People never listen, you know that that's a fact." -Lou Reed
|7 weeks 3 days ago||That was crowned like Autzen Stadium's field||
The excellence demander in me is still pissed that Hobson didn't slow up to let Drake or someone else block for him. There was no other Florida player within 15 yards and he had two escorts. That would have been the football version of Jordan Morgan's dunk against Syracuse in the FInal Four.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I thought of that game too.||
The recap indicates it was even worse than I thought. Gutless football dot com. Iowa's points came off two 27-yard field goals in the first half. Penn State got first and goal twice but got zero points. Their two safeties came on a botched snap that Iowa's punter kicked out the back of the endzone on purpose, and an intentional safety after Iowa intercepted a Michael Robinson pass at the 2, returned it to the 8, then moved backwards to their own 1 on three plays (not counting a penalty where they were so close to the endzone that zero yards were marched off), and then the punter took a knee. Snickers time!
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Yes, that was an awful day||
I got there late but there were empty seats everywhere. Saturday's "111k" crowd left me wondering how sparse the crowd would need to be for UM to admit it was under 100k. Also, Purdue had a long pass play that the receiver either dropped or caught then fell down, which would have likely meant a loss. The 1995 and 1996 Purdue games were the nadir of offense in the Carr era.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||My first Minn game also, I was a high school freshman||
My brother was a freshman at UM. My mom and sister left at halftime, my dad and I stayed until late in the 3rd quarter. We were sitting on the east sideline, section 3 or 4 near the upper stadium entrances. Rainwater was cascading down the steps. We went back to West Quad to attempt drying out in the lounge near the Thompson St. entrance, waiting for my brother to give up and come back. Third UM game ever for me. Saturday will by my 10th against Minnesota and 99th overall.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||That was the flag-planting era||
I believe it was Maroney who planted the Minn flag at midfield after the win. Or tried to, it's artificial turf dude. I'm glad that era has passed. Plus Minny had a cheap-shotting DB who was diving at our wideouts' knees after the whistle and braying at the crowd. Very frustrating day.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Well, if they are actually good at offense, they deserve this:||
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Hey Sparty||
Winter is coming.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Sitzpinkler||
Man up, JF.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||My kids love the B1G mascots' Call Me Maybe||
Probably their favorite YouTube video, followed closely by the Oregon Cheer version of Gangnam Style. Unfortunate consequence: my 3yo son saw the Brutus Buckeye at Build-A-Bear, recognized it from the CMM video, and wanted to get choose him. I was able to persuade him to get a monkey instead. My 6yo daughter (unprompted) boos Brutus' participation.
Counterpoint to this whole thing: the Midas Touch video featuring Goldy Gopher, which was awesome:
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Maybe Hubbuch could get Thom Brennaman to explain||
He's got a good grasp of the nuanced differences between the college and pro games. He and the rest of the Fox announcers are always so helpful during bowl games.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||My message to the Athletic Department||
Sent this morning through the website:
Banning seat cushions at Michigan Stadium under the guise of "safety" while offering to rent them for $35 (really $42 after the generous discount expires at midnight) is a new low for the Athletic Department. What is unsafe about me bringing an officially licensed collegiate product Michigan seat cushion to my seat in Michigan Stadium? I can choose to sit on an aluminum seat for 3-4 hours or pay another $5-$6 per game, in advance. So the difference between unsafe and safe is a few more nibbles at season ticketholders' well-chewed wallets.
I vividly remember the first game when purses and water bottles were banned. The long lines outside the gates on that hot day were tremendous. Those who trot back to their cars with their wives' purses will be champions. Come to your senses before the season opener.
I can't wait to see what you think of next; I'd make an absurd suggestion but the line between today's absurdity and next season's reality is getting very blurry for the Michigan Athletic Department.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||In the UTL game Musberger called him Rory Roundtree||
Though he may have just been slurring his words, it was well after his (and my) bedtime.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Nice.||
Even the setting fits:
|19 weeks 10 hours ago||My dad enjoyed the headlines re Dearborn Divine Child||
Such as "St. Mary's Abuses Divine Child." Then he pointed out that with Bill McCartney as coach (two state titles in five seasons) the abuse was mostly inflicted by the Child.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Yes, the "Assistant Head Coach"||
Fred Jackson, not Lloyd Carr.
"I like 'em both." - Lloyd Carr
|21 weeks 11 hours ago||I thought we had a game against Miami University in 2016||
I guess that's gone. Also a game against Cincinnati in 2017, which doesn't appear on UM's site. Since we have no other non-conf games scheduled, uh...
With three non-conference games every year I anticipate a pattern of
MAC opponent home game,
Big-ish name opponent home-and-home (Arkansas 2018 & 2019, Virginia Tech 2020 & 2021), and
Middle of the road opponent, ideally a lower echolon ACQ team willing to play a single road game at Michigan or play two games at Michigan in return for a single visit, perhaps teams like North Carolina, Wake Forest, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, TCU, Texas Tech. Norndn
|23 weeks 1 day ago||You're thinking of Leonard Little||
CNNSI quasi pity party article from 1/28/2000: "Some people meet me sometimes and they sit down and talk to me for a while and ask me my name and say, 'Oh, you're the guy,'" Little says.
Little's the one who celebrated his 24th birthday at a St. Louis bar in October of 1998. He's the one who got behind the wheel of his Lincoln Navigator legally drunk. He's the one who ran a red light at a downtown intersection. He's the one who plowed into a much smaller car. He's the one who ended the life of Susan Gutweiler.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||Peter Tom Willis doesn't much like you, either||
|23 weeks 3 days ago||I visited Ann Arbor during football camp when I was a kid||
This was in the 80s, before they had big walls surrounding the practice facilities. There was a field, probably where Schembechler Hall is now, covered with kids wearing their own helmets. The variety was great, including myriad variations of the winged helmet in all colors, even one that was green and white (!).
Anyway, of the ones in Glen Lake's league I think I like the Kingsley helmets the most:
|23 weeks 3 days ago||Brent Musberger doesn't understand you||
Neither do Anthony Avant, Rory Roundtree, or Deitan Daubach.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Michigan Michiganson||
I was disappointed to learn that Erik Magnuson was not the son of Magnús Ver Magnússon, nor is Dan Samuelson the son of Magnus Samuelsson. But I could get over it if we get the son of someone named Swen Swenson on the team.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||And not near a toilet||
Hong Kong poopaccino:
|27 weeks 1 day ago||Yes, it is wall-to-wall great||
Lewan looks a little Chippendale-esque to me with that choker, but never mind. The Sparty geezer hassling Drake Harris, Pryor+bucket, the videobombing Bearcats...sublime.
|46 weeks 23 hours ago||Looking at his wall I thought "LSU was in the Final Four?"||
I let my attention wander for a few years there between say 1998 and 2009. So they made it farther in the tourney with Big Baby Davis and Tyrus Thomas (and a coach who didn't last another two seasons) than they did with Shaq. Weird.
|48 weeks 8 hours ago||This is up there||
with whoever labeled Shawn Lazarus a sleeper recruit.
|50 weeks 23 hours ago||Some healthy self-confidence there||
I like it. Come on down, young man.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Sounds like Urban "gets it"||
Unless his team loses on Saturday, at which point he will be excoriated for not "getting it."
|1 year 2 weeks ago||This will haunt my dreams||
|1 year 2 weeks ago||This will haunt my dreams||
|1 year 7 weeks ago||You're thinking of TE Tyler Ecker||
Ecker was at UM in 2000 and redshirted, spent two years on his mission, then played from 2003 through 2006.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Jonathan Goodwin, Chris Kurpeikis||
Jonathan Goodwin was from South Carolina, but was on the Ohio U roster before transferring to Michigan. Not sure why he went to OU first; his big brother Harold Goodwin had graduated and was on the staff at EMU by the time Jonathan arrived. Note that Harold is now the OL coach for the Indianapolis Colts.
Justin Kurpeikis' (PSU) big brother Chris was on the Michigan roster for one season (1995) after being at Notre Dame. Don't know if he ever played.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||It is a bit odd that we've had nobody wear it for eight seasons||
It went unused for three years after AC, two years after Terrell, and now eight years after Braylon. Granted there hasn't been a lights-out WR during that time (Manningham possibly excepted) but still.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||It is a bit odd that we've had nobody wear it for eight seasons||
It went unused for three years after AC, two years after Terrell, and now eight years after Braylon. Granted there hasn't been a lights-out WR during that time (Manningham possibly excepted) but still.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Who is T. Gordan?||
Is he related to Russell Bellamy, Devin Gardener, or Andre Pipkens?
|1 year 9 weeks ago||I hear that Troy Nunes is an absolute magician||
I haven't watched the highlights but if the leveling of the Syracuse TE by the 180-lb Todd Howard is not featured, it's a crime. Howard had a middling career but he was good for the occasional astonishing hit. I also recall him sending a Purdue running back cartwheeling.
I remember Lloyd's teams habitually losing their first road games of the year, but the numbers really don't back this up. It happened five straight times (2001-2005 by 5, 2, 4, 8, and 3 points respectively) but overall he was 7-6 in such games.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||My 5yo daughter consistently advises Denard: "Don't fall down!"||
It's going to be quite the shock to her system when he isn't the Michigan quarterback. He's the only one she's known.
Saddest story ever: I was out of the room during the MSU game last year and she shouted to me "Daddy, Denard just threw a touchdown!" Too bad it was to the wrong team. :-(
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Solon, Ohio: Jim "Mad Dog" Mandich||
I was born in Detroit, but did most of my growing up in Solon. Mad Dog was before my time but I believe his "kick ass and take names" quote in Bo's book comes from a HS coach of his who was still around when I was in school...the youth minister at my Catholic parish btw.
I now live in Mentor, OH, home of former Baldwin-Wallace QB Jim Tressel. When Lee Tressel coached at Mentor High he encouraged his player Bill Kolesar to attend Michigan because Lee didn't like Woody Hayes. So we have Lee Tressel to thank for Bill's son John.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Halol||
A stampede toward the door would have been better, but I suppose you have to work with stock footage.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Jerry Sandusky arrived late to the 1998 game||
I was standing above the tunnel entrance waiting for my brother. I recognized Sandusky when he walked in from the parking lot, within 30 minutes of kickoff. It was Penn State's offense that failed them that day, but I remember thinking their team was at a disadvantage if its coaches weren't showing up on time.
At the time I wondered if Sandusky was hung over from the night before. In the past year I have wondered if he was doing something else. Ugh.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||As for non-conf opponents, a home-and-home with Pitt plz||
It's the closest school from a major non-B1G conference to Ann Arbor, and certainly the closest to my home in NE Ohio. They play in a nice modern stadium (albeit an NFL home) and rarely fill the place, but they're not a total pushover. Also western PA has been a fertile recruiting ground at times and some visibility there couldn't hurt. We haven't played them since two blowout wins in the 1940s. Paging Mr. Brandon...
|1 year 20 weeks ago||It was Steve Bellisari in 1999, not Joe Germaine||
Speaking of Bellisari, who would have thought that an OSU QB getting arrested shortly before the Michigan game would help their cause? I posit that Bellisari's supreme generosity (instead of Stingy Krenzel) with the pigskin would have been worth at least seven points in 2001.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Plays 2, 3, and 4 were tremendous||
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Made dunks >>>> missed layups||
MOAR dunx plz kthx.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Looks like Chris Howard, not Chris Floyd||
JT Floyd wears 8, Chris Floyd wore 7.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||I like the brighter yellow with a darker blue - more contrast||
IMHO the blue should be very dark, like the original blue on the outside of the stadium. The official maize color looks too orange to me. I don't want us to be Cal or West Virginia.
Lighting makes a huge difference though. Witness the gap between the blue stripes on our Sugar Bowl uniforms (looked almost royal blue) and the blue on the helmets (very dark). Same problem always plagues the Minnesota Vikings, whose purple jerseys looked much bluer than their helmets under the Metrodome lights. AOTS people, weigh in here.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||It will be tough to top 2010 and 2006 for total 13-game numbers||
Both years we had seven home games plus road games at PSU and OSU.
Theoretically the biggest numbers would be drawn by playing eight home games plus Big Ten road games at Penn State, Ohio State, Nebraska, and Wisconsin, then playing in the Rose Bowl.
That would be a really rough schedule but would probably produce a season total of 1,350,000 or so, and since playing in the Rose Bowl would probably mean we played in the B1G championship game as well, that would add another 25-30 fans to the total.
I bet we won't top the 2011 numbers next fall, road games at Minnesota and Purdue (our last two visits to both have drawn <60k) will drag down the average.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Creepiest gif ever btw||
I was about to start stretching and now I feel like it would get me in trouble.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Good thing Molk is around to cheer Robinson up||
Speaking of El Duderino...Molk is like a smaller, better groomed Everitt.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||This weekend at Mentor||
Ace, I live in Mentor. I have half a mind to pull a Drew Peterson and film you at the game.
I graduated from Solon so I was conflicted about the Mentor @ Solon game, but it was nice to see Mentor's defense be part of the story. Both teams have been blowing people out. Mentor's O did their usual thing but the D shutting down Solon's scoring was more impressive, especially on the road.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Yeah, great detailing but I think I'm sitting this one out||
I don't need those kind of looks or questions.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||All this over a few hundred isolated incidents?||
Also a guy who can get you things:
Two months ago Ben Axelrod may have gotten beat up for writing that piece. I wonder if the fanbase is so beaten down that they will agree with him.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||I'm pleased to see Slap Bulkhead mentioned||
And for that matter, the second MST3K reference recently. Sam Swordthrust and Jake Deepfried approve.
The mascot hat frightens me. Everything it touches turns to maize.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Thanks now my head hurts||
I can't believe that an actual official AD production. Great stuff.
Maybe they hired away the brains behind Louie Caporusso: Love Expert
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|2 years 10 weeks ago||New Schutt helmet designed to limit concussions||
I believe the Riddell Revolution helmet was introduced (in 2004?) to protect the lower head and jaw better. It seemed like ND's entire squad adopted them (was easy to see the "mohawk" profile and air vents on their monochrome helmets), and Henne wore one, but it seemed like only a fraction of UM's players did.
The Schutt AIR XP:
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Caption for pic in original post:||
"I like 'em both."
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Triangle man is sure to be all up ons||
Person man, person man
Is he depressed or is he a mess?
Triangle man, triangle man
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Indecisiveness? Pshaw!||
Tressel's problem was not the inability to make a decision. It's that he knew his star QB plus some other players were ineligible for the 2010 season, and he had two choices:
1. Suspend his stars, inform Compliance and the NCAA, and watch his chance at a national title go by the wayside, or
2. Play dumb and lie his ass off, hoping that nobody would find out about the rulebreaking and that he knew, thus potentially preserving his chance at a second national title.
He chose what was easy instead of what was right, and that shows his true character. Stuff all the man of integrity bunk, high moral standards codswallop, Woody wannabe military jock-sniffing, Scripture quote deception, and elaborately feigned suprise into your stinky cooler, OSU. He had a choice and he chose to cheat. The university and AD let him because he won a bunch of games. This way to the garbage can of history, fellas. Take a big whiff.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||103,271. Two words: Ha Ha.||
I got there totally late and wish I'd left early. I remember some hack writer criticizing Michigan for having such a nailbiter against Purdue...someone who had clearly read only the score.
Haven't watched the video yet, but I recall a sure Purdue TD ending with an incompletion or a Boilermaker simply falling down. The only thing worse would have been losing 6-5 or 7-5. The next year was worse.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||I am 50.000001% sure that Beaver is a tool||
BTW, Horace Prettyman told me he was disappointed you didn't ask him to be a groomsman.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Only if it's sustainable farming||
I suggest parking a windmill in front of Mel Kiper and Todd McShay and watching it spin spin spin. Save the planet!
|2 years 27 weeks ago||I was with him until he started getting foreign cars for free||
Getting American cars for free showed what a true patriot Pryor was. Now he is dead to me.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Solon||
My wife ('95) and I ('92) are Solon graduates.
I attended a Mentor at Solon game and watched Harper's predecessor (can't remember his name, though I think it was Russian or Eastern European) hit a long field goal too, at least 50 yards. I think I recorded it on my digital camera, so must have been 2004 or later.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Har||
When Lloyd Brady knocks you down, you don't get back up.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||I have lived in Ohio for 27 of my 36 years||
The last five in the same Cleveland suburb where Strobel lives.
This town is Buckeyeville. Tressel was born here while his dad was coaching at the high school (coaching John Kolesar's dad and encouraging him to attend UM, but that's another story). The Mentor uniforms are OSU's with a cardinal on the helmet. Their fight song is Across The Field. Recent history has emboldened the faithful but still, I get dirty looks wearing my UM gear.
Michigan has had only two players ever from Mentor High School, for many years the largest high school in the state and currently #2.
It would be a big surprise for a talented athlete from Mentor to attend UM.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Andrew Donnal goes to Iowa||
You may be confusing him with Skylar Schofner.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||I hadn't realized that Beilein hired a guy out of the IU mess||
Sampson and Senderoff show up a lot more in the infractions report, but Jeff Meyer was involved in a bunch of the problems cited by the NCAA. I'm assuming this was discussed at the time. Was Meyer cleared?
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Thank goodness "Willy The Wolverine" was scrapped||
IIRC the concept of a walkaround costume mascot was proposed ~1990. It was almost as dorky looking as the fake Michigan mascot being pummeled by MSU fans that made it onto that Bryant Gumbel HBO show.
And much dumber than the Willy The Wolverine that prowls the sidelines at Grove City College in PA (red wings/stripes on white helmets btw):
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Tate committed to UM in September 2008||
And he enrolled in January 2009. Hoke was hired by SDSU in December 2008, while Tate was already packing his ball waxing equipment and bong for his trip to Ann Arbor.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||Awesome that Navarre was the only one of those QBs to score||
Envision a speed/agility contest between Drew Henson, Jermaine Gonzales, Brian Griese, and John Navarre. Who finished last? The big guy, probably by a mile. Maybe that's why it worked so well, the defense paid even less attention to him because of his stereotype-reinforcing ways.
I loathed Griese as a starter before 1997. One buttressing memory was him catching the transcontinental and falling down with 30+ yards of open grass in front of him, I think against Alabama in the bowl game. He pulled it together. His scramble for 40+ yards against Penn State in 1997 was epic.
|3 years 15 weeks ago||I was going to say Match.com||
But the sentiment is the same. Creepy.
No terribly deep thoughts there.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Reilly is Fiutakin' it to the streets||
For his encore he will sing Pore Jud. Is there any figure in college sports that elicits less sympathy than Lane Kiffin?
|3 years 18 weeks ago||I suppose||
Navarre's 90-yard TD to Edwards in 2003 might have been one if not for our left tackle's total takedown of OSU's star defensive end. A quicker first step by Stenavich and it would have been 35-7. An even slower reaction would have meant Navarre getting killed.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Michigan was 3-3 to start the 1990 season||
Back when Brian was a wee tad.
Must have been a tough year for the top 10 as we were #1 going into the MSU game despite being 3-1.
The losses were by 4 to then #1 ND, 1, and 1, thus we were still ranked afterwards. Rightly - we won the rest of our games by an average score of 31-13 to finish (in a four-way tie for the Big Ten and) ranked #7.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||YMRMFSPA||
Shrimpy white guy who is fast, changes direction quickly, and dynamite on kick and punt returns? He just needs a receding hairline and a few Big Ten track wins to be:
Iowa's Tim Dwight. We should be so lucky.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||The only thing missing from that image||
|3 years 20 weeks ago||The only game I ever left early due to weather||
I'll admit that I left Syracuse 1998, Oregon 1997, and (oy) Michigan State 2004 due to us being down by many points in the second half, having looked pathetic all day.
My mom and sister left the rainy Minn game at halftime, my dad and I stuck it out until late in the third quarter. We were sitting in ~section 4 above one of the entrances, watching the floodwaters pour down the steps. It was wretched.
Purdue 1995 was worse weather, a slush storm. I bet there weren't 100k there but they list 103,721. Also skeptical about Memphis 1995, listed at 100,862.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Sig Ep house||
A crummy "modern" house made mostly of wood. Sig Eps turned in their charter just before it would have been revoked by the school/IFC due to hazing.
So the house was unoccupied when it caught fire, possibly because of squatters.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||We haven't had too many players who can monetize it as pros||
If he has that kind of talent, let him talk with our quite good school.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||Brothers in arms||
IIRC Kevin and Kelvin Grady simply had "GRADY" on their jerseys last fall. I bet the Talbotts go with "TALBOTT" for both. People who care enough to look should be able to distinguish a 6'4" 270-lb DL from a 5'11" 170-lb DB, and if they can't, they probably can't read the back of a jersey anyway.
When I was a kid the Browns had both Robert E. Jackson (OG) and Robert L. Jackson (LB) on their roster. I think their jerseys had their names as I typed them.
Finally, I think there was a plethora of R. Smiths on the OSU roster 20 years ago, thus the running back with ROBT. SMITH on his back.
The pink shorts rocked. I noticed them on the replay too.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||WE ARE Y.S.||
Inifintiely more tolerable than the original soundtrack version. I only made it through 1:30 of the original, so I didn't see Kelly or the Sgt. Pepper John Lennon / Michael Rosenberg love child guy. Anyone know who that is?
|3 years 35 weeks ago||We're replacing the FieldTurf after the Spring Game?||
I missed that announcement.
So somebody, apparently not Brutus, risked getting caught stealing an oddly shaped part of Michigan's M, when it's going to be removed and probably sold or given away in a few weeks anyway?
I assume the athletic department will sell the carpet in pieces like they did in 1991. If so, I want a piece that Dusty hasn't stood on.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||For all intensive purposes, he'll get his come up ins||
He actually said "the word in the streets," which is usually "ONLY" with an accompanying arrow.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||I think that poster is unavailable to respond||
He bumped UGLis.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Rodriguez' Ohio recruiting strategy||
He's gotten the recruits he could get, and tons of them. The 2010 team will have more scholarship players from Ohio than any team since 1985 or earlier...19 (20 if Kinnard qualifies). That's a nice welcoming committee for future Ohioan recruits. He's aiming high in this class, may not get them, but it's worth a try. Jones would be a nice pickup.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||I wonder about the motivation||
Rosenberg and Sharp (right?) attended UM. I expect they want us to have a good program.
Did they think that by tearing down Rodriguez they could get the school to dismiss him and hire somebody "better?" Sharp has always been a no-talent hack. Rosenberg used to write positive things, which seemed to turn the moment that Rodriguez was hired. Was he so tight with the Carr staff that he was simply grumpy about his inside sources getting the ziggy? Does he think that by chainsawing the program he'll get an in with the Rodriguez replacement staff? Or is he going to parlay his hatchet job into a lucrative career like Jim Carty did?
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Well done||
Bummer that there was actually some truth in the Freep's shotgun blasts, but shame on them for their approach and attitude throughout the whole thing.
The quality control guys acting as coaches is a major screwup. Someone at UM should have been smarter than that.
I still say the Freep's access to the program should be limited. There has to be a response their hatchet job tactics, and I suggest this: all other media outlets keep the access they've had for the past 24 months, and the Freep staffers get the Lloyd Carr rules.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||Darren Everson||
Probably not news, but Everson wrote for The Michigan Daily in the mid-90s. He failed to pass on any common sense to his teammate on the IM football team of Daily staffers, Michael Rosenberg.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||Halol at UV and nearly all the responses||
Most anything that makes Drew Sharp uncomfortable is fine by me.
I would pay cash money, perhaps even enough for a serving or two of Rotel, for a high-res version of Yostal's pic, which appears to confirm that this is no kinky Urban Dictionary reference but merely a variation on the "Soandso kicks puppies" accusation.
Charlie Frontbutt has a schematic disadvantage when it comes to keeping tabs on quarterbacks that change schools once.
Hobo references = good. Hobo conversation transcripts = >50% pure Colombian awesome.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Who are the Wolves?||
Go Big Blue.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||Beating OSU for good Ohio prospects||
"If Michigan wants to return to the bigtime, they'll have to start beating Ohio State for good Ohio prospects."
True. It has been a long time since this happened more than once a season. Crable and Burgess (thanks for the assist, Mo C) in 2003, Manningham in 2005, Boren (oy) in 2006, Koger in 2008, Turner in 2009...can't think of too many recent Wolverines from OH that got OSU offers.
And negative recruiting from both Tressel and Dantonio must be overcome.
But Rod has inked nine Ohio prospects in his two classes and has six more lined up so far in class #3. Maybe he's building momentum.
Lloyd was losing this battle. In 2002 he had 13 Ohioans on the roster. In his final five years it went 12-9-11-8-7, a rough trend.
From a low of seven Ohioans on the roster in 2007 (three of whom were gone by the time 2008 arrived), we are back up to 11.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||Ha, beat me by 1 min.||
|4 years 20 weeks ago||I figured the guy with Leo||
was Mr. 1% Bodyfat.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Is she the Squirrels Gone Wild pass catcher?||
Looks like it could be the same woman. Perhaps there is a whole Michigan/squirrels fan world of inside jokes out there that mgoblog readers are missing.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||The Coner rap||
Halol. I haven't watched the video of him rapping, because I love the concept so much that the reality can't live up to it. Your rhyme sheet rox.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||Zips and Zags in Cleveland||
They showed the UM-Clemson game here in Cleveland until the Akron-Gonzaga game tipped off. They may have gone back to it during Akr-Gon halftime, but I wasn't watching then. I got to see the final 30 seconds (game clock) of the UM game, including Novak's free throws and Clemson's final heave. They showed about five seconds of UM celebrating and switched back to Akron-Gonzaga.
Whither the NBC Olympics triplecast?
|4 years 37 weeks ago||Okay||
Light-complexioned but certainly not pink.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||Pale riders||
Incredible albinos Julius Curry, Todd Howard, and Larry Foote in this AP photo from the 2000 OSU game. It was printed in the Det News in roughly these shades.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Net Punting stat||
I have nothing to add on this per se, but I did notice when looking at the NCAA stats page that Southern Mississippi has a punter named Britt Barefoot. I wonder what kind of kicking shoe he uses?
|5 years 11 weeks ago||Gleaned from the Daily Iowan link||
Eastern Iowa Community College is bringing Tom Brokaw and Mike Singletary to Davenport. Tickets on sale now! Can Dan Rather and Richard Dent be far behind?
|5 years 12 weeks ago||Former Glee Club member Bob McGrath||
Bob from Sesame Street graduated from Michigan in 1954. He and his former vocal quartet partners sang at a Glee Club concert I attended in the early 90s.
Bob has taken the opportunity to work UM music into several Sesame Street events. I had a Bert & Ernie singalong record as a kid. The back story to all the songs was the Bert was in the tub (hopefully with lots of suds) and Ernie kept bringing more and more cast members into the bathroom to add to the singalong. At the very end, you hear drums and instruments growing louder, and Ernie says "I forgot to tell you, I invited the University of Michigan Marching Band!"
|5 years 14 weeks ago||Dreisbach in 1995||
He was a redshirt freshman, same as Threet.
Dreisbach might have been pretty good at running Rodriguez' offense. He had a 72-yard TD run against Illinois in 1996. Michigan has recorded only three longer runs in the 148 games since then.
|5 years 15 weeks ago||Wolverinez II Men||
There's a very Boyz II Men-ish quality to that photo, right down to the matching outfits.
Based on that image I'd guess Stonum has a tendency to pull to the right while running.