Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
|17 hours 47 min ago||Parking||
I just finished grad school at UMN, so I can offer some advice for parking.
I'd suggest that you park on Saint Paul campus, and take the Campus Connector bus, which is free. I've marked a bus stop on Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/9ANtgCfDiT12
And here's the campus bus website with real-time tracking: http://www1.umn.edu/pts/bus/nextbus2.html
You can probably find free parking on Como Ave, near that spot that I marked. The roads in Saint Paul campus are a little confusing, but it's probably your best bet if you want to park free and close. Pretty safe area too.
The bus ride is only 5 minutes max. I you get on at the stop I marked, you'll take the bus heading south from the stop on the west side of the UMN Transit Way, and get off at the next stop, which is TCF Bank Stadium.
Feel free to PM me if you have more questions, and enjoy the game!
|1 day 3 hours ago||12-3 Michigan||
|1 week 23 hours ago||28-20 Michigan||
MD squeaks out a touchdown at the end to make it look close. We spend the next week convincing ourselves we're not worried about it.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||17-18 BYU||
Let's hope not, because that sounds like a heartbreaker.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||39-6 Michigan||
39-6 Wolverines over the poorly-choosen-mascots.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||M 25 - O 18||
Michigan 25, Oregon State 18
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Utah 25 - UM 21||
Utah 25 - UM 21
Let's hope I'm wrong.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Podkicker||
Works fine for me using Podkicker on Android.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||20-16 Mich||
I mean, I'd take it but...
|1 year 3 weeks ago||28-21 Utah||
I think this is still not chosen somehow? Maybe because it would hurt. Let's hope not.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||24-6 Mich||
|1 year 5 weeks ago||19 - 17 Michigan||
19 - 17 Michigan, safety saves the day.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Auburn, Wisconsin,||
Auburn, Wisconsin, Washington, and Baylor...
|1 year 10 weeks ago||This one||
This is the question I like best so far.
I'd ask "With Jake Ryan's move to middle linebacker, where does that leave our pass rush, and will we have to count on the secondary to give the D-line more time?"
|1 year 42 weeks ago||What is dead may never die.||
What is dead may never die.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Wolverine Devotee||
Beat me to it. I guess I didn't just make this up at least.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Fred Jackson?||
I seem to remember reading a rumor on this site along the lines of Fred Jackson intending to retire when his son Jeremy graduates. Jeremy is listed as a senior on the roster, which might imply his dad would intend to retire sometime soon. Anyone know anything more about this?
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Instead||
Instead of replying to the question posed in the title of this thread, I'm going to share this video of Jerry Kill dancing with his team after the Gophers beat Penn State this weekend.
At a time in which amusement is in short supply, I thought I'd pass this along since it may have been the most interesting thing to happen in Big Ten football last weekend:
Apologies for not starting a new thread, I don't have enough points.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||37-19 Michigan over Penn||
37-19 Michigan over Penn State
|2 years 5 days ago||29 - 19 Michigan over||
29 - 19 Michigan over Minnesota. Not sure how that score happens, but sure why not.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||32-19 Michigan over UConn||
32-19 Michigan over UConn
|2 years 3 weeks ago||61 - 8 UM wins...why not||
61 - 8 UM wins...why not
|2 years 5 weeks ago||24 - 20 UM over ND||
24 - 20 UM over ND
|2 years 5 weeks ago||36-6 UM||
36-6 UM over CMU
|2 years 14 weeks ago||True.||
Wow, this song is extremely good. Never heard it before, thanks for sharing Ace!
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Don't want to, but...||
U of M: 23
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Michigan - 29, Iowa - 5 214||
Michigan - 29, Iowa - 5
214 yards rushing
|2 years 48 weeks ago||Micigan 31 Northwestern 24||
Micigan 31 Northwestern 24
|2 years 49 weeks ago||26-6 Michigan, 487 yards||
26-6 Michigan, 487 yards
|2 years 50 weeks ago||28-17 Michigan over Nebraska||
edit at 11:38 am: clearly I meant 28-17 Michigan over Nebraska
|2 years 51 weeks ago||22-13 Michigan||
22-13 University of Michigan, with the Wolverines picking up 168 yards on the ground.
|2 years 52 weeks ago||31-13||
Michigan 31, Illinois 13
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Metaphor||
Watching Vince grinding out one to two yards per carry was used as a metaphor for the grueling emotional experience of watching this game as a fan. Not that watching compares to the emotion on the field. I have enormous respect for all of the guys who didn't give up, especially Smith. I'm sure Ace does as well.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||This||
Most logical position I've heard stated thus far. While I would have loved to see Denard rip off some big runs, and I think his number should have been called a bit more early on, it seems clear the plan was to throw.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||Gardner||
Exciting to see more video of Devin getting WR reps (1:40), can't wait to see him on the field this season.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Yes||
Yes I like it. I am sympathetic to the idea of giving it to an underclassman, but that's a minor issue to me.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||MN||
I'm a grad student at Minnesota now, after going to Ann Arbor for undergrad. One of the nice things about the Twin Cities that I've found during the couple of years I've lived here is the great beer culutre and abundance/availability of local microbrews at most of the bars. Now, this opinion may be confounded by the fact that I tend to go to bars catering to an older crowd than I did in MI, or by a national rise in microbrew popularity during my time here, but I honestly find myself trying all kinds of new beer more often, because there is such a wide variety available on tap.
For anyone headed this way for the game, Stub and Herb's is a bar right next to the stadium with a great selection of taps that change weekly. However, this place WILL BE PACKED and hard to breathe in around gametime. For a lower-key atmosphere a bit farther from the stadium, I recommend west-bank (across the river from the stadium) area bars such as Republic, Acadia, and Town Hall Brewery. All great choices with good selection. There is also a Michigan alumni group who meet for drinks in downtown Minneapolis during games. I think they used to meet at 508 bar but moved one door down (west) last year.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Aliens||
Actually though, Thompson seems like the most logical answer to me. We seemed close to reeling him in early, he's a 4 star at a position of need, etc.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Denard||
Edit: My bad, that was conference MVP...
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Make it three||
I'll join you for a glass as well, Lagavulin is the best damn liquor on earth. Even though this game wasn't pretty, those guys deserved a high-profile win. A great way to finish off a season that couldn't have impressed and surprised me more.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||I got a Michigan nutcracker||
I got a Michigan nutcracker from my parents. Now to find some buckeyes to smash...
|4 years 1 week ago||Uniforms||
My first thought was "man there are a lot of refs out there..." And then I realized thaty both teams are wearing black and white stripes... Anyone else find the color scheme confusing after watching so much American ball? At least they're different orientations I guess...
|4 years 1 week ago||this or...||
|4 years 5 weeks ago||Summit||
Summit Honeymoon Saison... solid brewery out of the MN Twin Cities area. Sweet and hoppy. Maybe some more whiskey and coke later on.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||Concur||
I will concur with Ashley's, and recommend the Dansk Mjod Viking Blod - best mead I have been able to purchase.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||Haha, well that's better than||
Haha, well that's better than "SNOW, SNOW, SNOW!"
|4 years 6 weeks ago||How about...||I was thinking something more like this:|
|4 years 9 weeks ago||I bet this would look pretty||
I bet this would look pretty cool if someone with video capture software recorded it and sped it up 4x...
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Hm||
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Exactly. I loved that guy,||
Exactly. I loved that guy, and his class was one of my favorites. The poster below who mentions seizures is also correct.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Darn, would have really liked||
Darn, would have really liked the whole Harrison trio to go blue. Would have been a good way to put to rest some of this 'Spartan pipeline' talk. Best wishes to this guy (except when playing against us).
|4 years 11 weeks ago||MN and NY||
I was going to suggest the juicy Lucy as well. I'm currently living in Minneapolis and I can vouch for both the popularity and deliciousness of these stuffed burgers. Good MN beer includes brews from Summit and Surly breweries.
Edit: For Syracuse, I would recommend white hots (also really a Rochester food, as are garbage plates) which are quite good.
Also, half-moon cookies. Not unique to Syracuse either, but popular in upstate NY. My parents who hail from this region always got these for me when I was a kid, and I loved them.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Let me be frank, this is all||
Let me be frank, this is all very corny.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||SDSU analyses?||
I'd be interested in reading about the highlights of Hoke's 2010 season at SDSU. Subtopics could include:
Breakdown of performance in "red letter" games - How did they win/lose, and what does this tell us about our new coach and his OC?
Comparison between players on the former and current roster - How were former players used, and what does this tell us about how our guys will be used this year?
This same idea could also be flipped around to focus specifically on Mattison's defense last year in Baltimore.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Oh good, thanks for the heads||
Oh good, thanks for the heads up.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Hoke's Ark||
Hoke points them to the 'ship...
and they come aboard in pairs...
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Best. Day. Ever.||
Women's team makes an amazing comeback after nearly getting robbed, and Michigan snags a 5* from that school down south? Epic win.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Kava||
Kava is great, not gonna lie. Drank two cups right before my flight out of Hawaii a couple of years back and had a great trip home.
My friends all said it tasted like dirt water though...
Back on topic, I'm wondering if the majority of well informed followers of recruiting news agree with the idea that we'll be taking both a RB and a FB in this class posted above.
|4 years 15 weeks ago||Big Sky - Moose Drool Brown||
Big Sky - Moose Drool Brown Ale, followed by a bunch of the two hearteds my girlfriend's parents have in their well stocked fridge. We are house sitting and I was instructed to help myself. Hells yes.
|4 years 18 weeks ago||In my moderate experience,||
In my moderate experience, you have listed good estimates for lower and upper limits of what you could reasonably expect to pay, ranging in size from something the size of a silver dollar, to a high detail sleve done in color. Size seems to be the biggest factor, followed by level of detail (this increases the amount of time it takes, some artists have an hourly rate), and artist/studio/region.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
I've lived in Minneapolis for two years now as a grad student at "the other U of M." I live in south Minneapolis, which isn't super nice but not bad either, and rather cheap. I like that I can ride the light rail from my house to downtown, the airport, and the mall of America. Uptown is nice for going out to bars and restaurants, but full of hipsters as well. Dinkytown has lots of undergrads (read: Greek system) but also good food and decent bars, close to campus. Northeas is fairly near downtown, has good bars, and a nice art discrict too. North Minneapolis and midtown tend to have poorer neighborhoods, but midtown has some of the best ethnic food, especially Latin American. Eden prairie is kind of a rich white snooty suburb in my experience, but certainly nice enough... Hope this helps.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||If TomHV thinks we're||
If TomHV thinks we're supposed to be able to figure out who this silent commit is, then this seems like the best lead I've seen...
|4 years 20 weeks ago||Seems like the DB assumption||
Seems like the DB assumption was made based on our recent paired-by-position pattern of committments.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||Even though I don't think||
Even though I don't think Aaron Burbridge has a commitable offer yet, I want to think it's him. Another highly ranked instate trio would be a dream come true.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||Magnus, it sounds like you're||
Magnus, it sounds like you're into some indie stuff so here's a quick list of things I didn't see mentioned yet that you may like. The first two tend to provoke strong responses (either positive or negative).
Animal Collective - My Girls:
Merriweather Post Pavillion, Strawberry Jam, and Sung Tongs are all good albums.
Das Racist - Who's That? Brown
Above is the best music video I've seen in a long time, but this song is maybe a bit better:
They've got two albums which you can download free from their website.
Also, this is just another great song with a sweet video:
|4 years 21 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Wild||
Actually Minnesota does have an NHL team (the Wild), they're just, well, terrible. Your point is totally valid though, they deserve a much better team than they have, given the popularity of the sport at the college level in the MN area.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Teammates?||
Any word on whether his teammates gained any more recruiting interest during his silent commitment? I know this was mentioned here as a possible motivation for keeping silent (in addition to wanting to take visits elsewhere).
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Haha||
Haha yes very true. To be fair though, nearby Howell High School has a very similar field.
They even have similar Packers-style uniforms.
However they're known as the Highlanders and play in the KLAA conference, while Harrison plays in OAA.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||how about...||
I was thinking a young Bob Saget.
Just to be clear, I mean this as a compliment. Bob Saget is a damn good looking man even now. Also, this is NSFW.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Hawks||
If you look close, there's a sign that reads "Go Hawks" on the fence at 5:20.
Let's hope that Aaron Burbridge likes the idea of catching passes from Shane and decides to go blue as well.
Congrats Shane, welcome home.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||I seriously love this||
I seriously love this picture, very nice. Yummy Hawkshakes...
I'm super pumped to have another Harrison kid onboard. Best of luck Mario, you made a great choice.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||I'm also going to have to||
I'm also going to have to second (4th?) this. Clearly, we left a lot of points out on the field last season because of our kicking game. This not only changed how our offense had to play, but may have influenced the outcome of some of the games we lost (not that any specific missed kicks come to my mind here).
|4 years 22 weeks ago||I really hope we land this||
I really hope we land this guy. I always love to see Harrison folks go blue, and commitments from 2+ of their 3 'star' players would be great for recruiting there in the future. Listen to Devin Mario!
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Laissez les bon temps||
Laissez les bon temps rouler.
Nice pic of Henne and Hart, and nice job as always.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Sounds like a great prospect||
Sounds like a great prospect with a solid offer list. It seems to me like he has both the interest and skills to play positions where we'll have some need in coming years (especially DB). I wonder what his chances of also seeing some time on offense would be if he did end up here (but I suppose that depends on the rest of the 2012 class).
|4 years 23 weeks ago||You're on the right track.||
You're on the right track. It's actually Chicken Broccoli Bake though.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||Indeed, I think the "Go Blue"||
Indeed, I think the "Go Blue" billboard on westbound I-96 before East Lansing proves this.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||I was wondering about this||
I was wondering about this guy because I haven't seen too much information about him on the board other than the post from TomVH. What has given you the impression that we might be in good position to land him? /genuine curiosity
|4 years 23 weeks ago||Perhaps the best and most||
Perhaps the best and most fair minded analysis of the perceived shift in program atmosphere following the coaching chase that I've seen.
Beyond the manball memes and talk of west coast schemes, it does seem like Brady Hoke is shaking things up. For reasons I'm rather uninterested in, he seems to have been able to get people to buy into his vision for the program. I, for one, am willing to share in the pre-season optimisim.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||TE role in the Borges offense||
Posters above have made note of Thompson (and perhaps also Funchess) being people who will "create matchup problems" which will force defense to cover them differently. I'm wondering to what extent this could open up opportunities for our runners (Denard) to make plays. I admit that I'm no expert in X's and O's, so I apologize if this is a dumb question.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||This||
Your point about his last lecture is spot on. I still remember it very clearly as well, and my card is sitting next to me on my bookshelf. I had just read the Bardo Thodol for the first time before hearing this lecture, and I found it very moving.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Conforth was one of the best||
Conforth was one of the best professors I've ever had. I took Survey of American Folklore with him. Just a damn fine human being and fun to be in a classroom with. Played delta blues slide guitar for us in class and showed us a wide range of pop culture videos. His lectures were interactive, funny and engaging. David Moosman was in my class and Bruce gave him a bunch of shit every week (this is when he started playing at center). Bruce was very likeable and he seems like a great person to have doing this kind of community outreach.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||P.S. I forgot to mention that||
P.S. I forgot to mention that I signed up for Merrian-Webster's word-of-the-day emails a few years back in an effort to expand my vocabulary to prepare for the GRE. Got this tip from a speaker at Michigan who came to a student group meeting with advice for taking the test. Not sure how much it may help in the short term, but I kind of liked it and still enjoy reading them every day.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||I'm a current PhD student||
I'm a current PhD student doing research in neuroscience, so I decided to share my experience on the basis that it seems rather relevant. I spent a month studying for the GRE several hours per day. I didn't take a class, just purchased the Princeton Review book, which came with a CD. I went through the whole thing in about 2-3 weeks, leaving myself some time to take the two practice tests allotted by EDS. When reviewing vocabulary, I spent time identifying words I was slightly familiar with but couldn’t exactly define, and words I had no knowledge of, reviewing the latter group more thoroughly. I also focused on the “tricks,” or common types of math questions that people tend to screw up. For the writing, I spent very little time practicing, just reviewing the structure of this section briefly and doing a couple of practice essays. I used one practice test 2 weeks in advance and the other four days ahead of time, in both cases shutting myself in my room to simulate a real test environment. Hope this helps.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||QB||
That'd be Tommy Vento - 6'1", 180lbs, class of 2011, according to http://www.gohawks.org/10RosterV.html
He'll be a preferred walk-on at MSU next year: http://www.mlive.com/spartans/index.ssf/2011/02/michigan_state_football_adds_p.html
|4 years 24 weeks ago||No I didn't||
No I didn't, but now I'm using it and it seems to work quite well. Thanks very much.
Also, the point about Evans having good perspective seems right on to me. In my opinion, a lot of young people (myself included) do not realize what a boon a Michigan education will be until they leave Ann Arbor. If he can impart some of his wisdom on a younger group of players, then on that point alone I'm glad to have this guy back. If he can also step up an make an impact on the field, even better.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Dear late night drinking||
Dear late night drinking thread -
In light of the recent Devin Funchess commit, I'm wondering if anyone can explain why Harrison is thought of as a MSU pipeline. Is it mostly because of Mark Dell and Drew Stanton? Or are there others I am forgetting?
Also, I'm drinking cheap whisky.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||HHS love||
Congratulations and welcome Devin. I'm happy to see a guy from Harrison going to Michigan. This program has a lot of talent (full disclosure, I went to high school at HHS, I am biased), and I can only hope that this year will be an opportunity for the new coaching staff to establish a strong recruiting presence there.