This is maaaaybe premature there, ESPN. Maryland #1 FWIW.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||This is the correct answer. I||
This is the correct answer. I was in the MMB during the late Carr and early Rich Rod era, and Rich Rod started sending the team over to the students and the band to sing The Victors after a win. That's why The Victors Waltz went away, to better coordinate what was going on with the team and the students. It had nothing to do with the whims of the band directors.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||To my knowledge, the MMB drum||
To my knowledge, the MMB drum major is the only one who does a hatless backbend. As previously stated, Matt Pickus (1993-94) was the first MMB drum maor to do the hatless backbend--recent students know him as the guy who does twirling tricks in front of the student section at homecoming. During the 2000s the tradition was that the drum major took their hat off once the Big Ten season started. Iden Baghdadchi (2006) was the first one who did only hatless backbends, and all of his successors have followed suit so far.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||There can be no true Minnesota Renaissance without||
There can be no true Minnesota Renaissance without Dilly Bars.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||I had to laugh at the guy I||
I had to laugh at the guy I saw wearing a Michigan hat, Michigan shirt...and a bright red jacket. I get that not everyone has a yellow or blue jacket, but dude.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Not that there's much||
Not that there's much difference between Buckeyes and raw sewage. Except maybe that raw sewage smells better.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||No. There is absolutely no||
No. There is absolutely no truth to the slanderous and libelous claim that CRAIG JAMES KILLED FIVE HOOKERS AT SMU. I really don't know why any rational person would try to imply that CRAIG JAMES KILLED FIVE HOOKERS AT SMU. If there was any shred of evidence that CRAIG JAMES KILLED FIVE HOOKERS AT SMU then surely by now it would be in the hands of the authorities. So we should really stop saying that CRAIG JAMES KILLED FIVE HOOKERS AT SMU.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Mark my words: Brock Huard||
Mark my words: Brock Huard will be a BTN analyst within the next 5 years.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Bennie & Benny||
The original Michigan one-two punch.
Bennie Oosterbaan on the left, Yost in the center, and Benny Friedman on the right.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||*mixed gender. Damn||
*mixed gender. Damn autocorrect.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Grammatically, the plural of alumnus is alumni,||
Grammatically, the plural of alumnus is alumni, while the plural of alumna is alumnae.
However, alumni is also the commonly accepted plural for a mocked gender group of men and women.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Maybe we would have gotten a 5th down a few times||
Maybe we would have gotten a 5th down a few times when we needed it.
|14 weeks 6 hours ago||If the Intendant was||
If the Intendant was recruiting me, I'd commit to Terok Nor on the spot.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Plus we paid for it. It's our Jug that those||
Plus we paid for it. It's our Jug that those thieving Gophers steal once or twice per decade!
|14 weeks 3 days ago||The Jug, The Jug, The Jug|
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Little Brown Jug how I love thee!|
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Michigan wins 30-6.||
Michigan wins 30-6.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||I wish one of those guys would donate that kind of||
I wish one of those guys would donate that kind of money to me instead.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||I think he was talking about||
I think he was talking about undergraduate enrollment only. I did some quick Googling, and there was an MLive article from February that talked about total student enrollment--undergraduate and graduate--where the in-state population has now dipped below 50%.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Correct. Does anyone care||
Correct. Does anyone care that we lost to MSU in 2011? No, because we beat Ohio State. Does anyone care that we beat MSU in 2012? No, because we lost to Ohio State.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Now go away before we taunt||
Now go away before we taunt you a second time!
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Could we not engage in sophomoric||
Could we not engage in sophomoric nonsense?
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Man, I wish Ken didn't have||
Man, I wish Ken didn't have to close his shop. I absolutely loved that place.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||The traditional homecoming||
The traditional homecoming halftime isn't going anywhere, this was just a unique opportunity to team up some of the best amateur and professional musicians in the world.
However, if you wanted to see the traditional homecoming halftime stuff on Saturday, all of it was performed during the postgame concert.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||They sounded great! I got||
They sounded great! I got chills when they kicked in for Verdi's Requiem.
I was in the Alumni Band, and it was a total thrill to be a small part of that performance.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||The New York Philharmonic and||
The New York Philharmonic and UMS created a residency program that brought the orchestra here the past week, and they're going to return in the 2017-18 and 2019-20 seasons. The musicians did master classes with SMTD students and gave a number of full and small ensemble performances.
As far as the NY Phil brass goes, one of the trombones is a Michigan alumnus. Two of their trumpets are Northwestern alumni...
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah, my uncle is a native||
Yeah, my uncle is a native Californian and has been a 49ers fan since the 1950s. He was despondent when they got rid of Harbaugh. Even though he was raised on PCC/Pac-8 football and always rooted for them to beat the Big Ten in the Rose Bowl, he's now a Michigan fan because he loves Harbaugh so much.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Interesting. My family was||
Interesting. My family was also in section 19 in the high 80s and heard it crystal clear.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||I wonder how 2015 Rudock||
I wonder how 2015 Rudock compares to 2013 Rudock rather than 2014.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||I'll be there. A good||
I'll be there. A good half-dozen or more of the people I marched with in my section are doing it this year, which will make it even more fun. I love Blast.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Sweet crispy||
Sweet crispy Jesus.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Me: "That's not so||
Me: "That's not so bad."
(gets to the part about the lead song)
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Calvin Johnson was diving for||
Calvin Johnson was diving for the end zone and Kam Chancellor punched the ball out.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Brutal.||
|18 weeks 1 day ago||The thing I don't like is||
The thing I don't like is that they leave a space open for the helmet's warning sticker. It just looks awkward.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||I have one at 5. In Ann Arbor.||
I have one at 5. In Ann Arbor.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||We don't. All of our teams, men and women, are||
We don't. All of our teams, men and women, are Wolverines.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||I'm sure Red is happy to have them around.||
|19 weeks 5 hours ago||I'm sure the debt-saddled||
I'm sure the debt-saddled Maryland athletic department wouldn't mind a big payout from the conference in exchange for moving the game to a venue outside of the affected area. Say, Ann Arbor...
(No, I don't actually think this has a chance of happening.)
|19 weeks 8 hours ago||Coach Harbaugh versus a hurricane, who would||
Coach Harbaugh versus a hurricane, who would win?
Hold aaan, hold aaaan....da name of da hurricane is Hurricane Harbaugh.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||They're already starting to turn on him because he||
They're already starting to turn on him because he has only won the National Championship once so far.
Kentucky basketball fans are a special brand of delusional.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Having lived in Utah, I'm not terribly surprised.||
Having lived in Utah, I'm not terribly surprised. No one covers a cesspool of behavior with a thin veneer of piety like BYU.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||I forget the exact details...||
There was a story a few years back. Allegedly one of the young ladies he took home one night awoke the following morning and found him in his living room (possibly naked) watching highlights of himself while yelling "YEAH JEETS, YEAH JEETS,"
|20 weeks 9 hours ago||RIP #8||
It's a very sad day for Yankees fans. He was the last living legend from the golden era of the team from the late 1949s to the early 1960s. What an incredible life and career he had.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Sure, but Carroll was getting out of town just||
Sure, but Carroll was getting out of town just before the NCAA dropped the hammer on USC. I'm not sure he would have left otherwise, as he had turned down multiple NFL offers during his USC tenure.
|21 weeks 2 hours ago||Oh man, and they play Kansas during Flood's||
Oh man, and they play Kansas during Flood's suspension. That is going to be must-see TV.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Good thing he only punched that||
Good thing he only punched that man's twig and berries, if he'd lovingly caressed them he would have been kicked out of school.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||It wasn't just the students, I was over in the||
It wasn't just the students, I was over in the southwest corner and Michigan fans were getting loud when we were on offense as well.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Small correction: Gary Andersen, not||
Small correction: Gary Andersen, not Anderson.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||I was in middle school. A few teachers had heard||
I was in middle school. A few teachers had heard what happened and turned on their classroom TVs. That lasted for about 20 minutes until our principal unplugged the main cable connection and decided to pretend that nothing was amiss. Of course, that made things way worse because then the rumors started flying, some of which turned out to be true. Weird day.
|22 weeks 18 hours ago||A friend of mine has a||
A friend of mine has a recording of The Victors being played by the MMB under the direction of Wilfred Wilson, so it's from sometime between 1915 and 1926. I believe it's the oldest known recording of the MMB playing The Victors.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||If a couple of sections||
If a couple of sections botching their marching formation is grounds for suspension, then a lot of band directors nationwide should be serving similar suspensions this season.
I 100% believe that the formation is the Enterprise and I 100% believe that the students who were to form the engineering hull unintentionally screwed up their intended shape.
I'll bet in future that the Kansas State band spends a lot more time doing "how to guide a line" lessons.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||One of the things that's||
One of the things that's well-chronicled in the book is Brandon's bad relationship with the lettermen. Why did he have such an adversarial relationship with the lettermen, especially considering he is one? Was his own disappointment in his playing career a contributing factor?
|22 weeks 5 days ago||It's also not new. People||
It's also not new. People have been spelling it that way on this site and others since he was thinking about transferring here. I think I've even seen a few Iowa fans spell it like that recently.
But you're right, people are dumb and then they build tendencies. People still type "Charlie Weiss" long after they should know better.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||An old work buddy and Utah alum from when I lived||
An old work buddy and Utah alum from when I lived in Utah texted me a few days ago saying he was seeing Michigan fans everywhere. I think we'll have a good turnout tonight.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Barnes and Noble on Washtenaw||
Barnes and Noble on Washtenaw had it on Friday so I picked it up then, finished it Sunday morning. It's quite good. Even better than Three and Out and with a better ending.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Also in Park City is High||
Also in Park City is High West. Utah's first distillery since the late 19th century. Their food is really good and they distill all of their liquor in house (though they are opening a larger facility a few miles outside of town). If you like whiskey, as they say in Utah "this is the place."
|23 weeks 2 days ago||I finished Endzone today, and||
I finished Endzone today, and I thought it was great. As compelling as Three and Out but with a much more optimistic ending. My only disappointment was with the amount of typographical errors that are in it, which I think is more on the publisher than on Bacon. The content is fantastic.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||If we end up with more than||
If we end up with more than two viable options at running back, and with Isaac's pass-catching ability, someone needs to make sure Harbaugh sees this film.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||I heard Bacon tell a story||
I heard Bacon tell a story where he said "For some teams, hanging 80 on them just isn't enough, and Illinois is 3 of those teams."
|23 weeks 6 days ago||I love Tim Curry. It's sad||
I love Tim Curry. It's sad that he's been in bad health for the last few years.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||No, that was Kaelin Clay. A||
No, that was Kaelin Clay. A few weeks after doing the Heisman pose in Michigan Stadium, he did this against Oregon:
Which Oregon picked up and returned for a game-tying touchdown.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||The MMB has gone before in||
The MMB has gone before in the '90s and early '00s, but since then Penn State has been reluctant to allocate the space in the stadium the MMB would need. They don't want to seat them on the sideline and they would rather sell tickets for the seats in the stands that the MMB would sit in.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||In the old days under Carr||
In the old days under Carr the submarine was called Fort Schembechler and I don't remember the local media comlaining about it a quarter as much.
Look, I understand that it makes their jobs more difficult but it's not like they won't have plenty to talk about once the season starts. And they had a whole summer of articles to write about satellite camps, Parisian vacations, and all sorts of other things. I don't think four weeks of silence from South Campus is going to make all the media outlets in the area lay off their sports staffs.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||The verdict just came in a||
The verdict just came in a few minutes ago.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||But he offered to pay your||
But he offered to pay your medical bills, right?
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Jim Cantafio. Dude was always||
Jim Cantafio. Dude was always one step ahead of one sexual misconduct investigation or another.
|25 weeks 8 hours ago||The moment he starts rolling,||
The moment he starts rolling, I'll be shocked if half the people around me don't start yelling "WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING???"
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Frankly, Salt Lake is||
Frankly, Salt Lake is culturally not any different than most cities. It's the suburbs to the south running along I-15 down to Provo where you run into Utah's particular political and social features.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Parking around Rice-Eccles sucks. Salt Lake has a||
Parking around Rice-Eccles sucks. Salt Lake has a lot of good restaurants and bars, and some good museums and attractions. You might want to spend that spare day up in Park City, which is also a good eating and drinking town and has good summer activities at the Olympic Park and Park City Mountain Resort, plus just walking on Main Street is fun.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Johnny Bench at a laser tag||
Johnny Bench at a laser tag place when I was a kid. He was a total douchebag.
Loretta Switt ("Hot Lips" Hoolihan from M*A*S*H*) at the Holocaust Museum in DC.
Blake Lively at a resort I worked at one summer. She was super nice and polite.
Jonah Hill at Weber's.
Hilary Swank at Angelo's.
Chad Henne and Jake Long at an airport in Florida when they were both with the Dolphins. Henne was really nice and chatted for a few minutes. Jake Long was making phone calls so I didn't get to talk to him, but they both signed a Michigan hat I had with me and the back of my brother's plane ticket.
My father flew for a major airline and met a lot of famous people. One time (pre-9/11) the flight attendents told him and the co-pilot that one of the passengers wanted to meet them while the plane was still boarding and into the cockpit walked Sean Connery. He was apparently very nice and said he always makes a point to meet the people who are flying the plane he's on.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Back and to the left. Back||
Back and to the left.
Back and to the left.
Back and to the left.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||I was thinking from the||
I was thinking from the kicker's perspective on a longer field goal, but I suppose it could apply to the fans as well. Like if you're sitting in the south end zone watching a field goal in the north end zone.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||I wonder if they'll be hard||
I wonder if they'll be hard to see early in the season when more people are wearing maize apparel.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||I like the jersey, but I'm||
I like the jersey, but I'm really not a fan of the white pants. If we had a white helmet they would look fine, but we don't.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||The other thing I noticed was||
The other thing I noticed was the ABC Sports logo attached to the top of the scoreboard. I guess the "no advertising" rule has been broken before.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah, I wonder why no one||
Yeah, I wonder why no one ever got mad at Jesse Owens for doing that either.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||I like it. Johnson is a||
I like it. Johnson is a Detroit native (University of Detroit Jesuit alum) who has openly stated his affinity for Michigan sports in the past. It'll be nice to have a homer in the booth.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Dammit||
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Star Wars, Star Trek, books||
Star Wars, Star Trek, books (mostly modern American and Central/Western European history). I also love building model planes and ships.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||So old. Old as balls.||
Old as balls.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Hearts of Iron 2 has stolen many hours/days of my||
Hearts of Iron 2 has stolen many hours/days of my life from me. Such a great game.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||This reminds me of the 1917 Halifax Explosion,||
This reminds me of the 1917 Halifax Explosion, which killed 2,000 and wounded 9,000 and leveled much of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Two ships collided in the harbor entrance, which wouldn't have been so bad if one of the ships wasn't carrying a full cargo of munitions and high-octane fuel bound for France. The fuel ignited in the collision and no one could stop what happened next.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||The unconfirmed reports I saw said that a gas||
The unconfirmed reports I saw said that a gas station fire ignited storage tanks at a nearby chemical plant, which then ignited the plant itself.
|26 weeks 6 hours ago||FS1 is clearly not concerned||
FS1 is clearly not concerned with getting the Dominican audience.
|26 weeks 6 hours ago||12345? That's amazing, I have||
12345? That's amazing, I have the same combination on my luggage!
|26 weeks 20 hours ago||I was at the 2008 Capital One||
I was at the 2008 Capital One Bowl as an MMB member, and I went to the 2012 Sugar Bowl with family.
I also went to the 2005 Outback Bowl with my high school marching band. Georgia beat Wisconsin 24-21 and current ESPN analyst David Pollack was the game MVP.
|26 weeks 20 hours ago||I think what this all proves||
I think what this all proves is that the school always has the leverage as to what it wants to wear regardless of what the apparel company comes up with. Any time Michigan teams wear something silly, it's the school's fault for agreeing to wear it, not the apparel company for designing it.
|26 weeks 23 hours ago||Do we really only have 11 returning||
Do we really only have 11 returning starters? I thought we had more like 15 or 16.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Run silent, run deep.||
Run silent, run deep.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||A reservation is a good idea||
A reservation is a good idea for dinner, but I've never had trouble getting in for lunch without one. Their lunch menu is really good and a little easier on the wallet.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||Probably the same guy who||
Probably the same guy who just now went back and negged Chunkums' post.
(Not me, I just clicked on Seth's link and Chunkums now has a -1)
|27 weeks 2 days ago||I'll be at two weddings this||
I'll be at two weddings this fall on Michigan football Saturdays, the BYU game and the MSU game. It's annoying, but I'll make sure to have earbuds and the radio feed at the very least.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||For those wondering, the pregame block, as stated||
For those wondering, the pregame block, as stated by other users, is right around 235. Halftime varies a little more but it's usually around 270-280 regardless of the size of the whole band.
Source: MMB 2006-09.
|28 weeks 9 hours ago||The MMB performs Temptation and Hawaiian War Chant||
The MMB performs Temptation and Hawaiian War Chant for every postgame concert and almost always at halftime on Homecoming.
|28 weeks 9 hours ago||By that logic shouldn't Mark Hollister have||
By that logic shouldn't Mark Hollister have covered him by using his conditions on the Michigan game? Though reports were that MSU was trying hard to get put in the West.
|28 weeks 9 hours ago||The thing is, MSU is in the same boat where they||
The thing is, MSU is in the same boat where they get us and OSU at home or on the road in the same year. We could just work it out with them to flip the series back without involving the conference at all.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||It'd be nice if they could be||
It'd be nice if they could be displayed somewhere on the boxes, like in the giant area above the windows that is just plain blue right now.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||I pull fir the 49ers to do well because they're my||
I pull fir the 49ers to do well because they're my uncle's favorite team, but oh man do I want them to be terrible this year.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||He was born on third base and thinks he hit a||
He was born on third base and thinks he hit a triple.
|30 weeks 20 hours ago||Former MMB member here. I get nervous when MMB||
Former MMB member here. I get nervous when MMB topics come up on this blog because people here generally shit all over the band.
|30 weeks 20 hours ago||You're thinking of the Victors Waltz. The band||
You're thinking of the Victors Waltz. The band started doing that during the Nix era, then stopped during the Boerma era (we kind of forgot how to play it during the Rodriguez era...).
|31 weeks 8 hours ago||A buddy's mom worked with him at the Freep and she||
A buddy's mom worked with him at the Freep and she says he was an ok guy until Tuesdays With Morrie blew up, at which point he became an insufferable ass.
|31 weeks 8 hours ago||Over the next 11 months you will watch with wonder||
Over the next 11 months you will watch with wonder as an army of workers builds a Saturn V in Harbaugh's back yard.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||Anyone else notice that the shirt Devin and Denard||
Anyone else notice that the shirt Devin and Denard were wearing had the combadge from Star Trek TNG?
|33 weeks 1 day ago||It's true. England is||
It's true. England is terribly overrated as a World Cup power. Yes, they won in 1966 (when the tournament was in England), but they've only made the semifinal one other time (1990).
Compare that to Brazil (5 wins, 2 final losses, 4 semifinal losses), West Germany/Germany (4 wins, 4 final losses, 5 semifinal losses), Italy (4 wins, 2 final losses, 2 semifinal losses), and France (1 win, 1 final loss, 3 semifinal losses) and England doesn't even belong in the discussion.
|34 weeks 2 days ago||My guess would be teaching||
My guess would be teaching proper meeting etiquitte through the counter-example of bad etiquitte (slouching, looking at his phone, etc.).
|34 weeks 4 days ago||It makes sense that he drums for The Who. When he||
It makes sense that he drums for The Who. When he was a kid, he asked his dad (Ringo Starr, real name Richard Starkey) to teach him the drums. His dad said no, you should learn from the best and rang up his friend Keith Moon.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||I haven't seen such||
I haven't seen such barely-contained mutual disdain photographed together since the Yalta Conference.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||God damn Michigan softball is fun to watch. Carol||
God damn Michigan softball is fun to watch. Carol Hutchins is the best.
|36 weeks 6 days ago||Well hot damn, Ohio joined the 20th||
Well hot damn, Ohio joined the 20th century!
|36 weeks 6 days ago||Don't exceed the speed limit at all. Yes, the||
Don't exceed the speed limit at all. Yes, the speed limit in Ohio is 65 and it sucks, but don't give them an excuse.
|37 weeks 6 hours ago||Gentlemen, there's no fighting in here! This is||
Gentlemen, there's no fighting in here! This is the War Room!
|37 weeks 23 hours ago||Not only is Bo Schembechler||
Not only is Bo Schembechler in The Program, the fictional school in the movie loses to Michigan!
|37 weeks 2 days ago||Anyone who's a fan of||
Anyone who's a fan of whiskey/bourbon/vodka, make sure you check out the High West Distillery in Park City. It's expensive (lunch is cheaper), but the food is great and the drink is outstanding.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||The laws aren't as bad as||
The laws aren't as bad as they used to be, but they're still kind of weird.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||Isn't Veteran's Day supposed to be for former||
Isn't Veteran's Day supposed to be for former members only, while Armed Forces Day is for current members? Though no one seems to take notice of Armed Forces Day since it's not a federal holiday.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Isn't that pretty much exactly what Bando||
Isn't that pretty much exactly what Bando said?
|37 weeks 5 days ago||Chuck Bednarik||
|38 weeks 4 hours ago||I think the 30 for 30 The U||
I think the 30 for 30 The U skipped covering this game for some reason.
|38 weeks 2 days ago||It's one thing to deviate from the source||
It's one thing to deviate from the source material. It's quite another thing to deviate from the source material in order to have one of the women main characters be raped.
|39 weeks 18 hours ago||Fascinating book, I recommend||
Fascinating book, I recommend it as well.
|39 weeks 18 hours ago||Here's the source. British||
Here's the source. British actor Stephen Fry knew Steve Jobs and asked him directly if the logo was in tribute to Turing. Jobs said "It isn't true, but God we wish it were!"
|39 weeks 19 hours ago||Did it say that the Apple||
Did it say that the Apple logo is a tribute to Alan Turing? Because Steve Jobs himself said that it's not.
|39 weeks 20 hours ago||History||
Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow. Won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Biography.
John Adams by David McCullough. Won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Biography.
Revolutionaries by Jack Rackove.
World War I
The First World War by Hew Strachan.
Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War by Max Hastings.
Europe's Last Summer by David Fromkin.
Paris 1919 by Margaret MacMillan.
Yanks: The Epic Story of the American Army in World War I by John S. D. Eisenhower.
World War II
Neptune's Inferno: The US Navy at Guadalcanal by James Hornfischer.
Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy by Eri Hotta.
Soldaten: On Fighting, Killing, and Dying by Sonke Neitzel and Harald Welzer.
With the Old Breed at Pelelieu and Okinawa by Eugene Sledge.
Ordinary Men by Christopher Browning.
Masters of the Air by Ronald Miller
Hunting Eichmann by Neal Bascomb.
Dresden by Frederick Taylor.
Among the Dead Cities by A. C. Grayling.
War in the Ruins by Eric Longacre.
Anti-Intellectualism in American Life by Richard Hofstadter. Won the 1964 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction.
And the Dead Shall Rise: The Murder of Mary Phagan and the Lynching of Leo Frank by Steve Oney.
Longitude: The True Story of the Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time by David Sobel. Highly recommended about the invention of the longitude watch. .
Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates by David Cordingly.
Passing Game: Benny Friedman and the Transformation of Football by Murray Greenburg.
Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism by Benedict Anderson.
The Memoirs of Hector Berlioz by Hector Berlioz.
The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism by Andrew Bacevich (along with everything else he's written).
The Dark Side by Jane Mayer.
The Commission by Philip Shenon.
War by Sebastian Junger.
|39 weeks 20 hours ago||Just be advised that Guns,||
Just be advised that Guns, Germs, and Steel is considered extremely problematic by both historians and anthropologists...which is troubling since the book is very much about history and anthropology.
|39 weeks 20 hours ago||Seconded. I though it would||
Seconded. I though it would be kind of a chore to read, but I couldn't put it down.
|39 weeks 21 hours ago||I'd go with blue socks at home and white on the||
I'd go with blue socks at home and white on the road. That way they match with the jersey.
|39 weeks 1 day ago||Nebraska also shares its||
Nebraska also shares its stadium with an independent minor league team.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||I think a couple of folks in||
I think a couple of folks in the "Down in front" thread might warrant a time-out.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||I got it a lot during the 2011 Notre Dame game.||
I got it a lot during the 2011 Notre Dame game. Somehow they didn't seem to care that I was standing because the 75 rows in front of me were also standing.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||No kidding. My uncle has been||
No kidding. My uncle has been a 49ers fan since the 1950s, and he was really sad when they let Harbaugh go. He's a Californian and has always supported the Pac-8/10/12 against the Big Ten, but he says he's now going to root for Michigan because he likes and respects Harbaugh so much.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||I'll be cooking dinner for my||
I'll be cooking dinner for my MGoMom. We would have taken her out to dinner, but she wanted this instead.
I know many people on here talk about how they got their love of Michigan and especially Michigan football from their dads, but I got mine from my UM alumna mom. She took me and my brother to our first Michigan football game, she took me on all of my campus visits when I was in high school, and she's the one who dropped me off and picked me up for my freshman year in Ann Arbor.
|40 weeks 1 day ago||Fear of what my father would do to me if I didn't||
Fear of what my father would do to me if I didn't do well.
|40 weeks 4 days ago||Man, ESPN is really shitting||
Man, ESPN is really shitting on Gardner. Also no mention of Funchess' injury, just saying he became "disinterested."
|40 weeks 4 days ago||Good spot for Funchess. Their||
Good spot for Funchess. Their WR corps is terrible.
|40 weeks 4 days ago||Me too. I like that they've||
Me too. I like that they've already addressed two big needs in the first two rounds. Maybe they can find a good pass rusher in round 3.
|40 weeks 4 days ago||Damn you, Kentucky bagmen!||
Damn you, Kentucky bagmen!
|40 weeks 5 days ago||Hah, I remember that guy. Not||
Hah, I remember that guy. Not going to say his last name, but his first name was Pete or Peter wasn't it?
Though he also burned the OSU band pretty hard. Someone posted a picture of an OSU band hat sitting in the middle of the field during their pregame. So what ensued was the Great Chinstrap Debate of (whatever year it was 2006 or 2007). The OSU band members were vociferously asserting that chinstraps were unnecessary, to which this Wisconsin guy said "Well yeah, you don't need a chinstrap when your pregame has all the intensity of a grandma with the flu."
|40 weeks 6 days ago||What's interesting outside of||
What's interesting outside of this sad case is that OSU has been trying to hire a new permanent director, and their top two candidates (the directors at Illinois and Auburn) both withdrew themselves from consideration on the same day a few weeks ago. That's pretty huge.
|40 weeks 6 days ago||The Wisconsin band had some hazing/sexual||
The Wisconsin band had some hazing/sexual harassment issues about 7-9 years ago. The second incident resulted in them being suspended for a home football game.
|40 weeks 6 days ago||People taking the OT labeling||
People taking the OT labeling rules super seriously. I think we all know the weekly Game of Thrones thread is off topic without needing to freak out when it doesn't say OT in the title.
|41 weeks 4 hours ago||Does Brian own any non-hockey||
Does Brian own any non-hockey related clothing?
|41 weeks 7 hours ago||The radio spot for the roads proposal with the||
The radio spot for the roads proposal with the middle aged couple discussing it is the most hilarious, amazing, and depressing political commercial I've ever heard in my life. I could listen to it on a loop for a good long while.
|41 weeks 7 hours ago||The worst is when it's for the state next to||
The worst is when it's for the state next to yours. I used to live in Nebraska and we would get bombarded with political ads from Iowa. I CAN'T VOTE THERE, DIPSHITS!
|41 weeks 7 hours ago||I heard that Bell's is brewing the pumpkin spice||
I heard that Bell's is brewing the pumpkin spice beer that Budweiser made up for that commercial.
|41 weeks 1 day ago||Punting on first down (and||
Punting on first down (and before fourth down) was fairly common back then. Teams didn't have reliable passing games, so most defenses could load up against the run. That meant that the ball was hard to move forward, and if you were backed up near your own goal line, a turnover was potentially disastrous. So teams would play a field position battle with the punting game. Punters were often the best player on the team--Michigan coach Harry Kipke was an All-American in 1922 playing halfback and punter.
|41 weeks 1 day ago||The Cliff notes is pretty much that, but it||
The Cliff notes is pretty much that, but it doesn't really do the article justice. It's an absolute napalming.
|41 weeks 1 day ago||I don't think the issue is that the field wouldn't||
I don't think the issue is that the field wouldn't be ready for the first home game. It's the second week of the season, whereas they had it ready for week one last year. My guess is that Harbaugh wants to be able to practice in the stadium as much as possible and having the soccer game would mess with that.
|41 weeks 1 day ago||"worst strip club in the Big Ten"Please tell me||
"worst strip club in the Big Ten"
Please tell me it was that place in the pink barn on Highway 6 on the outskirts of town. I lived in Lincoln for a while and laughed every time I drove past it.
|41 weeks 1 day ago||I was in the MMB. Not only did we have to stay for||
I was in the MMB. Not only did we have to stay for the whole game, it was also senior day. For the band, that means that the usual 15-20 minute postgame concert is about another 10-15 minutes longer. Then a 10 minute march back to Revelli Hall.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||EDSBS tat||
I submit the weird WolverBear from the Big Chill/late 1940s Michigan hockey sweater.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||My buddy Tom Smykowski has something you might like||
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Mark Hamill is still the best||
Mark Hamill is still the best Joker.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Ranger fan as well. He's an||
Ranger fan as well. He's an RFA this summer and I REALLY hope they keep him. He's the fastest guy on one of the fastest teams in the league, great team player, and it seems like he always creates a speed mismatch for his line mates to exploit.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Hagelin is the Rangers'||
Hagelin is the Rangers' playoff goal leader since 2013. I think tonight was his 14th.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||Shoot Greg Dooley an email.||
Shoot Greg Dooley an email. Steve "Dr. Sap" Sapardanis made his own replica of Rock Leach's 1977 helmet complete with stickers a few years back, seen in this article: http://mvictors.com/not-available-in-stores/
|41 weeks 5 days ago||The obvious choice is the||
The obvious choice is the Wolverine from the 1947 hockey sweater (and the Big Chill jersey), complete with arched "Michigan" in block letters. Shoulder stripes optional.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||Obligatory|
|41 weeks 6 days ago||I just noticed that the||
I just noticed that the @umichfootball Twitter account deleted the tweet about the summer camps and MGoBlue.com no longer has the article they wrote about it.
|42 weeks 5 days ago||I read that it has no space battles and no single||
I read that it has no space battles and no single player campaign.
|42 weeks 6 days ago||Embed|
|42 weeks 6 days ago||The vitriol in this thread is reminiscent of a||
The vitriol in this thread is reminiscent of a snowflake thread from a Hoke-era loss when the team failed to gain 200 yards.
|42 weeks 6 days ago||Have you ever been to Iowa||
Have you ever been to Iowa City? It's a pretty cool town. I wouldn't mind living there.
|43 weeks 4 hours ago||What it boils down to for me||
What it boils down to for me in terms of the department's relationship to the fans is that while it may be a multi-million dollar enterprise, it should *feel* like a mom-and-pop operation.
|43 weeks 4 hours ago||Dave Brandon roots for Khan.||
Dave Brandon roots for Khan.
|43 weeks 1 day ago||I don't see why not. During World War II, Field||
I don't see why not. During World War II, Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery named his dogs Hitler and Rommel.
|43 weeks 6 days ago||Just FYI that was the MMB at||
Just FYI that was the MMB at the Spring Game, not the Alumni Band.
|44 weeks 2 days ago||Actually, Trucker Steve's||
Actually, Trucker Steve's first MMB trip was the 2007 Capital One Bowl. After that trip, the band specifically requested that he do all of their equipment hauls for road games and bowl trips.
|44 weeks 4 days ago||Why would there be a group of State fans in town||
Why would there be a group of State fans in town today?
|44 weeks 5 days ago||And this version looks more like||
And this version looks more like it does today.
Photos are notoriously unreliable for determining the actual color of the subject.
|44 weeks 5 days ago||I know that after he retired he had a Lexus. I||
I know that after he retired he had a Lexus. I remember being in the band waiting to enter the stadium in 2008 or 2009 and his parking space was right in front of the tunnel. We watched him park once and cheered when he maneuvered expertly into not much space (the cars on each side were close to the line) and he gave a goofy smile and wave.
|44 weeks 6 days ago||Kirk Ferentz is way too high,||
Kirk Ferentz is way too high, he should be down in the 50s. Jerry Kill, Pat Fitzgerald, and Mike Riley would all have done better at Iowa than Ferentz has in the last five seasons.
|45 weeks 1 day ago||Silver Screen Fiend||
It's not very long (under 200 pages), but I read it in two days. Couldn't put it down.
|45 weeks 1 day ago||Miiiiiiiiirrr-maaaaaan! Man||
Miiiiiiiiirrr-maaaaaan! Man from the sea!
|45 weeks 1 day ago||My top 3 are Lewis Black,||
My top 3 are Lewis Black, Patton Oswalt, and Louis CK.
Some others I enjoy: Bill Burr, Jim Norton, Kathleen Madigan, Robin WIlliams (got to see him perform at Hill Auditorium), Stephen Lynch, Mitch Hedberg, and Eugene Mirman.
|45 weeks 2 days ago||He coached the baseball team while attending the||
He coached the baseball team while attending the University of Michigan Law School.
|45 weeks 4 days ago||I don't care who wins as long||
I don't care who wins as long as it's not Miami.
|45 weeks 6 days ago||"fawned over Tom Izzo like he||
"fawned over Tom Izzo like he was the reincarnation of Dr. James Naismith himself " I get the point you're making here and I agree with it...but James Naismith was actually a mediocre/bad coach despite the fact that he invented the game.
Fun fact: he's the only head coach in the history of the Kansas Jayhawks basketball program to end his career with a losing record (55-60, .478). He only had two winning seasons, 7-4 in 1898-99 and 12-7 in 1905-06.
I wish Izzo was a reincarnation of Naismith, because then MSU would kinda suck.
|46 weeks 9 hours ago||Elvis Costello said that every performer is||
Elvis Costello said that every performer is playing a character and the ones who get in trouble are the ones who confuse the character for their real selves. That's how I've come to understand Clarkson.
|46 weeks 1 day ago||Someone once asked Bob Knight if there would ever||
Someone once asked Bob Knight if there would ever be a dynasty like Wooden's 10 titles with UCLA, and he said there wouldn't because no one can get away with the same level of cheating nowadays.
|46 weeks 1 day ago||Kareem Abdul-Jabbar once said that he was going to||
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar once said that he was going to go to Michigan to play in college, but UCLA offered more money so he went there instead.
|46 weeks 2 days ago||Someone pointed that out on r/cfb and an OSU fan||
Someone pointed that out on r/cfb and an OSU fan said that they get stickers by unit (position group and offense/defense) as well as for individual stuff. That's why a backup can have a bunch.
|46 weeks 4 days ago||Apparently marrying into the||
Apparently marrying into the Harbaugh family doesn't magically grant you coaching acumen.
|47 weeks 1 day ago||My favorite thing about THE||
My favorite thing about THE KNOWLEDGE isn't so much THE KNOWLEDGE itself (though I think it's a funny bit), but rather the people who are absolutely enraged by THE KNOWLEDGE. What a weird thing to get all worked up over.
|47 weeks 1 day ago||I don't have any strong||
I don't have any strong feelings about the memes as long as they stay on here.
What I mean by that is this: I was at a softball game a number of years ago and a group of three people in front of me pretty much had a game-long conversation in nothing but MGoBoard memes. And holy shit did I want to murder them by the bottom of the 2nd inning.
Keep the fake internet stuff on the internet, people.
|47 weeks 2 days ago||(No subject)||
|48 weeks 4 hours ago||From Hagelin's Senior Night|
|48 weeks 1 day ago||Mine would be getting a||
Mine would be getting a fist-bump from Coach Beilein while I was doing homework in the hotel lobby during the 2010 Big Ten Tournament.
That's a much nicer memory than what happened the next day.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||So does Matt Hunwick, but he was scratched||
So does Matt Hunwick, but he was scratched tonight.
|49 weeks 5 days ago||He was on Mission: Impossible||
He was on Mission: Impossible after Star Trek ended. He hosted a lot of TV series, and he directed "Three Men and a Baby." He was also an accomplished photographer.
|49 weeks 5 days ago||He's not really dead, as long||
He's not really dead, as long as we remember him. \V/,
|50 weeks 6 hours ago||Then again, a guy who chooses to go by "Dick" when||
Then again, a guy who chooses to go by "Dick" when it will be hilariously paired with the last name " Armey" may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer.
|50 weeks 1 day ago||Guys named Kirk really love to kick||
|50 weeks 1 day ago||The most important thing to||
The most important thing to remember when looking at his Iowa stats is that he was playing in Greg Davis' offense.
|50 weeks 2 days ago||I think The Horror was our||
I think The Horror was our Waterloo.
|50 weeks 3 days ago||Disagree. The whole point of||
Disagree. The whole point of the conference tournaments is to make more TV money.
|50 weeks 3 days ago||Those would be nice if they||
Those would be nice if they ditched the pinstripes and had the text in maize.
|50 weeks 4 days ago||The St. Regis is swanky as||
The St. Regis is swanky as hell. Definitely a good honeymoon spot. There's lots of hiking and biking in the area. Park City Mountain Resort has summer attractions (Alpine Slide, Alpine Coaster, Zip Line). Main Street is fun to walk up and down, and there's lots of good food (hit the High West Distillery, their lunch is fantastic). Lots of fun stuff to do in Park City.
|50 weeks 5 days ago||2016 is the 50th anniversary||
2016 is the 50th anniversary of the franchise. Plus LeVar Burton's daughter is a Michigan student, and Jonathan Frakes plays the trombone (though he's a Penn State alum)...I smell a TNG reunion!
Cool story, bro: I was in the MMB when Patrick Stewart conducted us. I recently got a picture of him conducting the MMB signed by him at a con. His face lit up when he saw it and he remarked on how much fun he had doing it and what a great day it was.
|50 weeks 6 days ago||I'm all for Step 3, though.||
I'm all for Step 3, though. This song should be executed.