|5 hours 6 min ago||Me too.||
|6 hours 26 min ago||They are quantitatively||
They are quantitatively different, but not qualitatively different. Meyer takes more out-of-state kids than Tressel did, but they both start by locking down their Ohio targets early, and then branching out from there. Meyer goes after a greater percentage of out of state kids, but he still has an Ohio core.
The Michigan "core" is a little different, it's necessarily distributed a little wider . . . MI, OH, PA, IL, and some NJ, MD/DC/VA . . . essentially the heart of Big Ten East country + Chicago area.
It will be interesting to see when Jim harbaugh starts fishing in these waters. He's not going to be able to make a class consisting of 70% CA and Southern kids.
|11 hours 16 min ago||I see very few midwest and||
I see very few midwest and northeast recruits. It's mostly 4/5-star guys from CA and the South.
Harbaugh is a confident man, but we're late to the party and we're competing with the local programs who happen to also be elite top-of-the-food-chain programs. We're in a lot of top 5's for these guys, but not in a lot of leader slots. As you siad, we're going to miss out on most of these guys.
At what point does Harbaugh move on to the guys more likely to actually commit to Michigan? Is that something that he feels can wait until summer or even the fall?
It's seems inside-out from the way Meyer and even Tressel did it, where they would solidify their core of local guys early and then branch out from there for the national 5-star type guys.
|15 hours 15 min ago||Please free me, Yo_Blue.||
Please free me, Yo_Blue. XOXOXO
|15 hours 20 min ago||Hate to break it to you all,||
Hate to break it to you all, but the epic Toronto Raptor face plant was staged too :(
|15 hours 25 min ago||What's the story with the||
What's the story with the coverage of Nebraska? Are there ties to Nebraska, or was it just their turn to be analyzed?
|18 hours 28 min ago||When they lit up the Empire||
When they lit up the Empire State building in red because Rutgres was in the NIT Final, I said to my wife: "That's going to get them in the Big Ten."
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|1 day 8 hours ago||The link seems to say he||
The link seems to say he could.
|1 day 8 hours ago||If she stars in a movie with||
If she stars in a movie with you . . . I'd watch that.
|1 day 8 hours ago||And then take the kid if he||
And then take the kid if he accepted it.
We should offer every Ohio State kid who is the child of a famous Buckeye, whether they are D1 material or not. Make Urban have to match our offers or take crap from the fanbase.
How old is Herbstreit's kid?
|1 day 8 hours ago||Plain and simple, it's fun to||
Plain and simple, it's fun to win tournaments.
When we won it in 2004, it was a blast, NIT or not.
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|1 day 11 hours ago||I hope he snaps out of it for||
I hope he snaps out of it for the BTT. He needs to adjust to the game as it happens and not play the percentages based on how they track over the length of a full season.
We can't afford to play the last 5 mins of the first half with both Irvin and MAAR on the bench in tournament games.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Meyer plays Michigan really||
Meyer plays Michigan really conservatively the first half. Because he does that, we have been able to keep it close and even get a lead. Then he gets even more conservative. He finally snaps out of it sometime around the 4th quarter and then pulls away.
We love to say that since Hoke could play Ohio State so close, then Harbaugh will have his way with them. But that closeness was due to Meyer, not Hoke.
|1 day 13 hours ago||But look how quickly they got||
But look how quickly they got to the second level.
Those two linebackers are fucked.
|2 days 12 hours ago||He killed us around the rim.||
He killed us around the rim. Missed a bunch of easy looks.
|2 days 12 hours ago||They are shopping for a||
They are shopping for a rival. Normally it would be Penn State, but not in basketball.
I live in Maryland, in the DC area. They are in awe of Michigan, actually. They don't view it as beating a depleted team. They view it as beating Michigan.
They honor us by caring so much about us.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Probably not at 0-5 with 1||
Probably not at 0-5 with 1 pt.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Surprisingly, we could have||
Surprisingly, we could have withstood their great 3 point shooting and our piss-poor three point shooting. But we missed too many easy shots around the rim that they then rebounded. There were at least 5 of those in a game that was decided by 10 points..
|2 days 12 hours ago||The planets aligned for them.||
The planets aligned for them. They barely beat a Michigan football team that got Hoke fired, and they beat a injured, freshman-laden Michigan NIT team in unconvincing fashion.
Sounds about right. They are who we thought they were. Pretty good, not great, and no match for full-strength Michigan.
|2 days 13 hours ago||We missed a lot of bunnies||
We missed a lot of bunnies too. We really could have won it, in spite of everything..
|2 days 13 hours ago||It looks like a comb-over a||
It looks like a comb-over a racoon would wear.
|2 days 13 hours ago||What exactly do we do on||
What exactly do we do on Senior Day? Send out some cheerleaders?
|2 days 13 hours ago||Good god, if you gave us 6||
Good god, if you gave us 6 inches of ball movement to spend, left or right, we'd have a 10 point lead.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Empty seats. Not quite the||
Empty seats. Not quite the big draw we would have been last year.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Huh? A recruit wrote||
Huh? A recruit wrote this?
If that's true, he should just skip the recruit thing and go straight into coaching. And he should coach here, since he seems to know more about us than most of the people in the program.
|2 days 16 hours ago||(No subject)||
|2 days 16 hours ago||We're all a little scared of||
We're all a little scared of Jim Harbaugh.
|3 days 4 hours ago||The Testudos from the 40's||
The Testudos from the 40's are pretty down and out, but the ones from the 30s are very cool.
The reptile was a Playa, yo.
|3 days 10 hours ago||Kate is glad to help MGoBlog||
Kate is glad to help MGoBlog stay clean.
BTW, there are only 2 pictures on the entire internet of Kate Upton with clothes on. I checked.
|3 days 12 hours ago||The first loss, of course.||
The first loss, of course. Duh.
|3 days 14 hours ago||Somebody on the Onion staff||
Somebody on the Onion staff is a Wolverine :)
|3 days 17 hours ago||Never gets old.I'm sure||
Never gets old.
I'm sure we'll get a new one by November.
What am I saying? We'll probably get a new one by the end of Spring Practice.
|3 days 17 hours ago||Black & Blue is the new White||
Black & Blue is the new White & Gold.
|3 days 17 hours ago||Hurry, I'm||
Hurry, I'm suffocating.
|3 days 18 hours ago||Tell me about it.||
Tell me about it.
|3 days 19 hours ago||"All Friday PosBangs shall||
"All Friday PosBangs shall start no earlier than 12:00 AM Friday, Ann Arbor Standard Time"
So it is written, so it shall be done.
|3 days 19 hours ago||I do the same thing. Only my||
I do the same thing. Only my first day of spring is the Tuesday day after the NCAA tournament.
Summer starts the day after Memorial Day. Fall starts after Labor Day. Winter starts after the New Years Day Bowl games. That's my personal calendar.
|3 days 23 hours ago||Neither can Urban.||
Neither can Urban.
|4 days 1 hour ago||I love the attention to||
I love the attention to detail, the emphasis on efficiency. Always trying to get even 1% better, even 1 mph faster.
It manifests intself in little things like making sure every practice minute and square foot of space gets used efficiently.
That's what all those miscellaneous hires are all about, from the extra film analysts to the Team Mom. Make the best use of your limited time and resources.
|4 days 1 hour ago||I love his comment about how||
I love his comment about how nobody is born being an O lineman, that little kids don't go play in the yard and pretend to be OL, they pretend to be QBs, WRs, and RBs.
OL is a learned skill through technique and repetition.
|4 days 2 hours ago||D1 players are sick athletes.||
D1 players are sick athletes.
|4 days 2 hours ago||(No subject)||
|4 days 2 hours ago||I can't see any white and||
I can't see any white and gold at all. Not even close.
Can you 'shop it for those of us who can't see white and gold?
|4 days 2 hours ago||Happy Friday! I will now||
Happy Friday! I will now start drinking and get up from bed.
|4 days 2 hours ago||Whoo Hoo, it's Friday!!||
Whoo Hoo, it's Friday!!
I'm dancin' like Kate Hansen.
|4 days 5 hours ago||The most important thing to||
The most important thing to me is to be able to see Michgian first, and B1G games that impact us second.
ABC/ESPN has a lot of outlets that let that happen . . . ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN Classic, ESPN News, and ESPN360 on line.
I never miss any games now. I would not want to lose that if the Big Ten moves to Fox or NBC. Where would they put all the games?
|4 days 5 hours ago||I prefer a network that is||
I prefer a network that is not a flagship NFL network like Fox and NBC are.
I hate the way both Fox and NBC cover college football . . . as if they are just killing time until the "real" games play on Sunday.
NBC wastes a large chunk of the ND halftimes pimping upcoming NFL games instead of telling us what is going on in the CFB world, and Fox insists on using retread NFL announcers, graphics, even the theme music . . . as if it wasn't worth it to come up with anything just for the CFB opening act.
If you are going to cover CFB, then cover it, and forget about everything else while you are doing it.
Love them or hate them, ESPN covers CFB with their undivided attention . . . from Game Day to noon games, to 3:30 games, to night games, to West Coast night games, to CFB Final, and then CFB-heavy Sports Center highlights after that. They treat it like it matters.
|4 days 5 hours ago||And that's the only reason.||
And that's the only reason. I could not stand him before that. I thought he was just a loud mouth entertainer.
Now of course, he's a witty, insightful analyst.
|4 days 5 hours ago||Gus is great for basketball.||
Gus is great for basketball. But he's a little awkward for football, as if he's not really sure where to channel his excitement . . . "IT'S SECOND AND SEVEN!!"
|4 days 6 hours ago||I thought it was when you||
I thought it was when you feel it.
|4 days 6 hours ago||Welcome to Spring practice in||
Welcome to Spring practice in the internet age.
|4 days 15 hours ago||(No subject)||
|4 days 15 hours ago||They would look like we||
They would look like we forgot to tuck the shirt in.
We'd probably get T'd up if Teddy Valentine is reffing.
|4 days 15 hours ago||That would be stupid, having||
That would be stupid, having a non-football sport try to look like the football team. We would never do that.
. . . oh, wait.
|4 days 15 hours ago||I am excited for the return||
I am excited for the return of the Big Bad Block M.
I've been advocating for this for years. It belongs to Michigan, not just the Fab Five, and it's time to bring it back.
I'm willing to invest in the stupid two-tone shorts to get the big Block M sneaking back into the picture.
|4 days 16 hours ago||The main reason that Bo did||
The main reason that Bo did not win NC's is that Bo was not allowed to play for NCs.
Based on the polling system at the time, his teams were locked out of NC consideration before the game was even played. There was not a single bowl game played during Bo's tenure where Michigan knew that if it won the game, it would be the NC. Not once.
Under today's system, his '71, '73, '76, '80, '85', '86, '88' '89 teams, at minimum, would all have had a shot at a National Championship.
It's not unreasonable to assume that he could have won at least one of those years in an environment where he knew he wass playing for the NC, and he was not always having to do it in the other team's backyard in the Rose Bowl.
|4 days 16 hours ago||Nobody outside of Michigan||
Nobody outside of Michigan cares about how "shady" Ohio State is.
Who really looks better that has been successful? Alabama? Auburn? FSU?
|4 days 16 hours ago||They finished in the AP top 5||
They finished in the AP top 5 for like a decade straight. Every single year. Amazing dominance.
|4 days 16 hours ago||it's a tough place to come||
it's a tough place to come out of alive.
Every single Ohio State coach since WWII has been fired/forced out. Every single one.
We'll see how Urban fares and if he can break the cycle and go out on his own terms.
|4 days 17 hours ago||Yes, this is what the BYU guy||
Yes, this is what the BYU guy meant be "realignment coming". it's not all of CFB, it's the Big 12. he wants to be in the discussion when it happens.
|4 days 17 hours ago||While were in Harbaugh mode .||
While were in Harbaugh mode . . . 1986 Notre Dame: (Holtz's first ND game) TD by Notre Dame in the back of the end zone that was called out of bounds. There was no replay, so that was it.
We won 24-23 so that was the difference maker.
|4 days 17 hours ago||I loved when the VT player||
I loved when the VT player asked him if he was out of bounds. Harbaugh, in the middle of his intense fit of BCS Bowl Game competitiveness, said "No, you were in bounds. You're good."
The game means to much to him to lie and ruin it's integrity. That's why he's so insane about it.
|4 days 17 hours ago||He has a lot of Bill Parcells||
He has a lot of Bill Parcells in him. A lot.
|4 days 17 hours ago||Hell, we will not be||
Hell, we will not be apologizing for driving a stake in someone's heart.
|4 days 17 hours ago||I love his comment about||
I love his comment about continuously striving to get even 1 mph faster, even 1% better.
There will be no complacency on any Jim Harbaugh teams.
|5 days 13 hours ago||What are they going to say?||
What are they going to say? "No, we do not endorse you using your own money and means to do something that other people are already doing on the internet."
No, they should say "Go do whatever the fuck you please, we don't care. Just do not put our name on it and claim that you represent the University of Michigan and its fans, and then ask us to endorse it. Now go away."
|5 days 15 hours ago||Nice. If you are going to||
Nice. If you are going to rant, this is the way to do it.
|5 days 15 hours ago||Exactly. To pimp this thing||
To pimp this thing before they've even written a song is delusional. As if we're all going to bow down just to the mere idea of it alone.
How self-absorbed can you be?
Go do something that has merit, then come talk about it.
|5 days 15 hours ago||There's a little more Sparty||
There's a little more Sparty in us than I'd like to admit.
|5 days 15 hours ago||the goal of the project is to||
the goal of the project is to unite and energize the University community
Mission accomplished. We are all united in our vigorous hatred of them and their pointless, self-absorbed "Look at Me!" idea.
Now go the fuck away.
|5 days 17 hours ago||That's just from WD's||
That's just from WD's pre-order.
|5 days 17 hours ago||Watch at :44. Harbaugh has||
Watch at :44.
Harbaugh has the eyes of a bird of prey, like an eagle or a falcon. They are always darting around, probing, scanning the horizon for something to attack.
|5 days 17 hours ago||Glass, meet stone. Stone,||
Glass, meet stone. Stone, glass.
If there was B1G football relegation, we would have been sent down, not MD or Rutgers.
|5 days 17 hours ago||At least it sort of means||
At least it sort of means something and was not just spit out of a cookie pattern like most of the rest of these.
The Chargers one looks cool. By the time they got to Minnesota, they appear to have gotten bored.
|5 days 17 hours ago||I love Harbaugh's "can we get||
I love Harbaugh's "can we get even 1 mph faster, can we get even 1% better?" theme. No complacency here.
|5 days 18 hours ago||I love Harbaugh's "can we get||
I love Harbaugh's "can we get even 1 mph faster, can we get even 1% better" theme. No complacency here.
|5 days 18 hours ago||I wore out my F5 key for this||
I wore out my F5 key for this moment.
|5 days 18 hours ago||It's not.||
|6 days 14 hours ago||Yeah, it's like coming out of||
Yeah, it's like coming out of the mother's womb. You're in a nice, warm, cozy environment -- safe. And now you are out into the chaos and bright lights.
Shit's about to get real.
|6 days 15 hours ago||I see future Securities Fraud||
I see future Securities Fraud Defendants in that pic.
|6 days 15 hours ago||Or if you're going to change||
Or if you're going to change something. Actually change it for the better.
You would think that this would not be a hard concept to understand.
Problem is, there are too many douchebags running around looking to lift their leg on something, anything, so that they can say "Look at me!" and/or "Pay me!".
Actually making it better is irrelevant to them. (I'm looking at you Adam Weiss.)
|6 days 15 hours ago||Those Browns/Ravens won 2||
Those Browns/Ravens won 2 SuperBowls. The new Browns . . . not so much.
|6 days 16 hours ago||Oh, to be a fly on the wall||
Oh, to be a fly on the wall of Glick fieldhouse today.
|6 days 16 hours ago||Right now, we're not really||
Right now, we're not really answering questions, we're asking them
Man, I loved that comment.
|6 days 17 hours ago||He seems like a grad student,||
He seems like a grad student, not someone a year out of high school.
|6 days 17 hours ago||He may not call people out||
He may not call people out pubicly
He has that Bill Parcells way of getting in your head and calling you out with out actually calling you out. He'll definitely get his message across.
|6 days 18 hours ago||Section 12R, did you know||
Section 12R, did you know that Adam Weiss stole your account for a while?
|6 days 18 hours ago||Man, he rolled right over.||
Man, he rolled right over.
|1 week 8 hours ago||Agreed. Using "their" versus||
Agreed. Using "their" versus "they're" incorrectly bugs me personally, but on here I leave that kind of stuff alone.
|1 week 9 hours ago||Here are some keys:||
Here are some keys:
- Ability to understand what you mean quickly. A lot of us are sneaking an update-look while at work. It helps to know what you mean without having to hover over your post for half a minute while the boss walks by.
- Ability to understand what you mean on a mobile device where the font is usually really, really small. Run-on sentences and not using paragraphs will get you killed.
- Not blatantly embarrassing the rest of us. Typos and grammar slip ups are a time honored part of blogging. But the obvious stupidity that we make fun of . . . "for all intensive purposes", "pre-Madonna's" . . . that kind of stuff, we draw the line. It makes it so much harder to make fun of RCMB when we do that.
|1 week 9 hours ago||Didn't make much difference||
Didn't make much difference to me.
I did like the jerseys if you were to reverse the numbers and have blue w/ a maize outline. They would be good enough to be our full time away jersey.
|1 week 9 hours ago||That's exactly right. I||
That's exactly right. I looks like they just fed school colors and a logo into a computer and pushed "go". Then they went to lunch.
|1 week 9 hours ago||I always turn the sound down||
I always turn the sound down when I watch these things. I could care less about some rap song blaring in the background. I'm pretty sure that recruiting coaches who look at hundreds of these do the same thing.
What I'd really like to hear is a narrative by the recruit himself on each play as it occurs, Michigan Replay style . . . what was the play, what was his read, what happened, how he reacted, what went well/poorly, lessons learned, etc.
What prospective coach would not be highly impressed by that?
|1 week 10 hours ago||That they're 1's, of||
That they're 1's, of course.
|1 week 10 hours ago||Malone-Hatcher said this||
Malone-Hatcher said this would be a "much more productive visit" than going for a basketball game, which was the initial plan; instead, he'll get to go over film with the coaches and watch the team's first padded practice.
Damn, I like the way this kid thinks. Recruit him as an assistant coach if the player thing does not work out.
|1 week 10 hours ago||Give it up. It's over.||
Give it up. It's over. They won and looked good doing it.
We'll have something to say about it next round.
|1 week 10 hours ago||He certainly took the abuse||
He certainly took the abuse for going out on a limb, he might as well take the recognition.
|1 week 12 hours ago||Well then we need to stop||
Well then we need to stop giving him mistakes to profit from.
|1 week 13 hours ago||I hate to say it, but I no||
I hate to say it, but I no longer believe Michigan's (Brandon's) description of events that cancelled the series. Swarbrick is no peach, but Brandon is hardly an innocent victim.
It's not very hard to believe that Brandon overplayed his hand, and was a dick while doing it.
|1 week 13 hours ago||It makes sense. I just think||
It makes sense. I just think there is such an automatic visceral reaction to the specific word "Return" among Michigan fans because it is so heavily associated with Notre Dame and its never ending self-delusion.
This was like, three failed coaches ago:
We don't want to go down that road (any further than we already have).
|1 week 13 hours ago||I don't think it was anything||
I don't think it was anything that conspiratorial, just a particular choice of words.
I do think the user Moe, below, had a better choice of words: Rebuild.
When we actually return, we'll all know.
|1 week 13 hours ago||It's just for pretty.||
It's just for pretty.
|1 week 13 hours ago||Yeah, more like Recovery.||
Yeah, more like Recovery.
|1 week 14 hours ago||Yeah, that word makes me a||
Yeah, that word makes me a little nervous in a Notre Dame "Return to Glory"TM sort of way.
Recovery, maybe, in that we stopped self-inflicting damage to the program.
|1 week 15 hours ago||I've never seen such||
I've never seen such excellent analysis for such a futile purpose.
I feel kinda bad.
|1 week 15 hours ago||If you are from Palo Alto,||
If you are from Palo Alto, you get an additional discount you can apply to either your Versace purse or your parent's mortgage. Your choice.
|1 week 15 hours ago||Life's good. He's had a||
Life's good. He's had a great experience here. Rich alumni pay thousands of $$ to experience in one day what he experianced for 4 years. How cool is that?
Good luck to him on the next chapter.
|1 week 16 hours ago||The internet in 1997 was not||
The internet in 1997 was not quite as kerosene powered as you make it out to be. It was slow and no MGoBlog, but it was still pretty functional for things like following/arguing about Michigan football.
|1 week 18 hours ago||You make it sound like that's||
You make it sound like that's a bad thing.
|1 week 18 hours ago||As anoying as it can get, I||
As anoying as it can get, I like this stuff too. Who says we all heve to like the same music/women/politicians/regoin of the country/etc.?
As long as we all like the same team.
|1 week 18 hours ago||Wannabe saying things like||
Wannabe saying things like DOPE JERSEY!... Check.
|1 week 18 hours ago||Awesome. Just cut and paste||
Just cut and paste this on the board each day, and we can all go home.
|1 week 18 hours ago||Or maybe just not a wannabe.||
Or maybe just not a wannabe.
|1 week 1 day ago||NITology is a thing?||
NITology is a thing?
Who does it, Junior Lunardi?
|1 week 1 day ago||1983, at Ann Arbor.||
1983, at Ann Arbor.
Bruce Kimball, Michigan and US Olympic Diver.
|1 week 1 day ago||Exactly.||
|1 week 1 day ago||By the way, I got this ad||
By the way, I got this ad when responding to your post about pics that were not safe for Google. No hypocrisy there.
|1 week 1 day ago||Yay for us!||
Yay for us!
|1 week 1 day ago||Bite your tongue. The||
Bite your tongue. The wholesome fresh-faced Michigan Yay! girl is safe for any occasion.
|1 week 1 day ago||Beilein loses his top||
Beilein loses his top players to:
- The NBA
. . . and still beats OSU's 5-stars.
|1 week 1 day ago||That shirt is barely hanging||
That shirt is barely hanging on. Like Ohio State's defense.
|1 week 1 day ago||It was Bruce Kimball,||
It was Bruce Kimball, Michigan and US Olympic diver. Hence the very nice form diving for Brutus' legs.
|1 week 1 day ago||Um, tell me a little bit more||
Um, tell me a little bit more about #2?
|1 week 1 day ago||A Floridian who plays Pro||
A Floridian who plays Pro football in Florida, spending his time in Michigan in February for a college basketball game.
I love Denard.
|1 week 1 day ago||Yay! (I missed you guys.)||
(I missed you guys.)
|1 week 1 day ago||Thanks go to Baughlieve for||
Thanks go to Baughlieve for making it from a youtube clip of it during the 1983 game in A2.
Pos him next time you see him.
|1 week 1 day ago||Nice Khakis.||
|1 week 1 day ago||Best 18 minutes of the||
Best 18 minutes of the season.
|1 week 1 day ago||#24 Buckeyes tripped up in||
#24 Buckeyes tripped up in Ann Arbor.
|1 week 1 day ago||Hard to believe he's not||
Hard to believe he's not already a fifth year Senior.
|1 week 1 day ago||.||
Progress is being made.
|1 week 1 day ago||Whoopie!! More inbounds.||
Whoopie!! More inbounds.
|1 week 1 day ago||Dodged a bullet on those||
Dodged a bullet on those terrible inbounds.
|1 week 1 day ago||MAXimum effort.||
|1 week 1 day ago||Spike is undressing Ohio||
Spike is undressing Ohio State.
|1 week 1 day ago||Does he have a twin we didn't||
Does he have a twin we didn't know about who was bored today and decided to show up here?
|1 week 1 day ago||Shots are falling. CRUSH||
Shots are falling. CRUSH those fuckers.
You just knew we had one of these games pent up.
|1 week 1 day ago||I really like when they show||
I really like when they show the view from the top of the key on TV for a whole possession. I wish they would show it that way more.
|1 week 1 day ago||It was, but it was fun to win||
It was, but it was fun to win it in '84. The BB team had sucked a few years before then, so this was us waking from the darkness.
|1 week 1 day ago||The game was a big deal||
The game was a big deal because we were already a Cinderella story, having made it the the semi-final against the Soviets during the height of the cold war.
The game was tape delayed until evening, so I spent all day trying to avoid any coverage of it. But I slipped up and heard the final score was 4-3 on the radio. I didn't know who won, but just knowing that it finished that close was a victory for us no matter what. Now I was jazzed to watch it that night.
It was an intense tight game the whole way so it was not until near the end when we got that 4th goal that I figured out that we were the winners. Even still, I was holding my breath until the end in case I heard it wrong. It certainly looked like the Soviets could take it from us at any time.
The game has been so hyped over the years that poeple forget that it was not the Gold medal game. That came later against Finland. By the time that game came on, I just knew we were going to win, even when we went down a goal.
It was the most amazing run of any team or person in US olympic history.
I was in upstate New York the year after that on a trip, and I made it a point to drive an hour out of my way just to see where it happened.
The next time we played the Soviets in hockey, they cleaned our clocks and order was restored. But for that one shining moment in 1980 in Lake Placid, the world was turned upside down.
|1 week 1 day ago||It was like a New Mexico all||
It was like a New Mexico all star High School football team beating Nick Saban and Alabama in a playoff game, when it actually mattered.
That's the most amazing thing . . . it was the Olympic semi-finals, not an exhibition game. It actually mattered, which was when the Soviets were always at their best.
|1 week 1 day ago||Wow, I'm here because I like||
Wow, I'm here because I like Inconsequential discourse about Intelligent things.
We should hang out.
|1 week 1 day ago||It's not that big of a deal.||
It's not that big of a deal. Lot's of kids born during the Rich Rod era know who Taco Pants is.
|1 week 1 day ago||Did you know that Carlos is||
Did you know that Carlos is really the 80 year old guy who knows who Taco Pants is?
But that's OK, this is the internet.
You're probably a male porn star.
|1 week 1 day ago||I don't know, did they have||
I don't know, did they have Sports Center in 1982? That's when I started following Michigan.
|1 week 2 days ago||Is that Carlos?||
Is that Carlos?
|1 week 2 days ago||(No subject)||
|1 week 2 days ago||Your new avatar still makes||
Your new avatar still makes me giggle. Very clever.
|1 week 2 days ago||Only from the neck down. Now||
Only from the neck down. Now we'll find out how much you really liked her.
|1 week 2 days ago||I HATE the grammer lessons.||
I HATE the grammer lessons. For all intensive purposes, the people that try to give them are literally morans. Their all pre-Madonnas.
|1 week 2 days ago||I'm old enough to remmeber||
I'm old enough to remmeber when you could get very little information on Michigan sports.
You got a game bradcast here and there, a news/SportsCenter highlight for 30 seconds, and a paragraph in the newspaper.
And that was it. Deafening silence until the next game.
If you got an article in Sports Illustrated, you were thrilled and would read it three times.
I'm still in awe of the concept of Michigan sports saturation . . . that there is literally too much info to absorb and you reach a point where you just walk away from it.
If I miss a few days looking at MGoBlog, I can't even try to catch up. There's just too much good information. I never forget what a Michigan fan's blessing that is.
|1 week 2 days ago||Sorry, we won't have true||
Sorry, we won't have true unity until they write that song.
|1 week 2 days ago||I can't wait until he marries||
I can't wait until he marries Palo Alto Jesse. I really want to see those pics, just for the clothing alone.
|1 week 2 days ago||Despite how junked up it can||
Despite how junked up it can get, I really like the board. I will often go here before I go to the front page.
It never ceases to amaze me how quickly and comprehensively anything to do with Michigan sports makes it on here . . . recruiting, coaching, games, schedules, conferences, opponents, uniforms, Kate Upton . . . anything.
It's also a surprisingly good source of non-Michigan news that's of any magnitude. I think I learned we got Bin Laden on this board.
That's why I'm very tolerant of redundant posts and "trivial" posts that many others bitch about. I'd rather it get posted and let me decide for myself if I want to read the 4th thread of the day on Weber or some guy's kid's acceptance to the Engineering school. I don't mind at all.
The people from all walks of life that post on here are amazing. Where else do you have a Law Partner and a teenager on equal footing discussing an interesting topic that does not involve a criminal trial?
The quality of the board is one of the many things that set MGoBlog apart from other fan sites.
|1 week 2 days ago||Why was this neg'd? It's||
Why was this neg'd? It's exactly right and described very well.
Some itchy trigger fingers out there.
|1 week 2 days ago||You mean Glenn Mason's wife||
You mean Glenn Mason's wife isn't really hot?
|1 week 2 days ago||How that working out,||
How that working out, post-META Sexybits?
|1 week 2 days ago||It's only innocent for you,||
It's only innocent for you, Wendy ;)
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|1 week 2 days ago||Agreed, but 8-10 wins will||
Agreed, but 8-10 wins will keep them committed here.
|1 week 2 days ago||Honest question: What||
Honest question: What happens if the coaching staff pulls a kid aside, gives him an offer, and then the kid immediately says "I accept. Lock it in."?
Do they ever wrap it up right then and there, or do they slow things down and see who esle responds?
|1 week 2 days ago||Hey, Jim Harbaugh is just||
Hey, Jim Harbaugh is just another middle class guy from Palo Alto.
|1 week 2 days ago||The reason to do it is that||
The reason to do it is that it's authentic. It's how we used to do it. It's not a new novelty at all.
See any white jerseys?
|1 week 2 days ago||I've been advocating for this||
I've been advocating for this for years, because not only would it look awesome, it's an authentic throwback.
Back before balck and white TV forced home color against away white to get a readable contrast, teams used to play each other color vs. color.
The newspaper accounts of the dedication game of Michigan Stadium in 1927 talk about the scarlett-clad buckeye players on the field.
The Maize and Blue Nation post is actually wrong on this, it has been done before . . . and we should do it again.
|1 week 2 days ago||Her arm is bigger than his.||
Her arm is bigger than his. He probably tried something after the picture and she decked him.
|1 week 2 days ago||She could have saved herself||
She could have saved herself a lot of backlash if she just picked one of her two topics she tried to cover.
"Purchasing power is different in Ann Arbor than Palo Alto" or "My conspicuous consumption is so much cooler than yours".
Trying to mix them both was a bad idea.
|1 week 2 days ago||Which half . . . left or||
Which half . . . left or right?
|1 week 2 days ago||There's a little more Sparty||
There's a little more Sparty in us than I had thought.
|1 week 2 days ago||You just know he thinks he||
You just know he thinks he can rap.
|1 week 2 days ago||Thanks for asking on my||
Thanks for asking on my behalf as well.
I thought it was Dave Giantasshole Brandon.
|1 week 2 days ago||See, this is why everybody||
See, this is why everybody had avatars of naked ladies. There are so many more to choose from.
|1 week 2 days ago||They are desperately trying||
They are desperately trying to get famous and are looking for a vehicle to do it with. Any vehicle.
It does not really matter to them what it is, it just happens to be our luck that they are students at Michigan so they latched on to this.
If they were British kids, they'd be working on a pump up hype video to accompany "God Save the Queen" and reUNITE the British Empire.
Whatever gets them noticed.
|1 week 2 days ago||Yes, we just got rid of Dave||
Yes, we just got rid of Dave Brandon, we don't need a junior version of him running around.
Look people, CAN WE PLEASE JUST HAVE A FEW MONTHS WHERE SOMEBODY IS NOT ACTIVELY TRYING TO FUCK WITH THE TRADITIONS OF MICHIGAN??
That would be great. Thx.
|1 week 2 days ago||Great job with these, 12R.||
Great job with these, 12R.
|1 week 2 days ago||Is that "AW" logo in the||
Is that "AW" logo in the lower right corners a real thing, or did you just add it as part of your impersonation schtick?
I can't be sure. I could easily see this self-absorbed dweeb thinking that every drunk selfie he takes is so AWESOME that it needs a style-ized logo in the corner (of his own initials of course).
|1 week 2 days ago||That video could be about||
That video could be about anything. It has no connection at all to what they are claiming to try to do.
It could have been a promo for the "Victors Walk".
|1 week 2 days ago||Had Ink done. Wanted a "13"||
Had Ink done. Wanted a "13" but he got a "31".
|1 week 2 days ago||The kid's inate asswipe-ness||
The kid's inate asswipe-ness stands on its own merits. There is no need to take shots at the girls who happen to be in the pictures.
Besides, only in the fantasy world of the internet are they "5's". If one of them smiled at you in an actual math class, you'd follow her around like a puppy for the rest of the semester.
|1 week 2 days ago||Let it be a stupid song that||
Let it be a stupid song that does not arrogantly claim to represent me and "unite" me as a Michigan fan, and I won't.
|1 week 2 days ago||Another reason to look||
Another reason to look forward to Spring.
|1 week 2 days ago||If you were an ND alum and||
If you were an ND alum and could go back in time and prevent "We are ND", you would do it.
|1 week 2 days ago||Exactly this.||
If he and his groupies wanted to make a song (and a documentary about how cool they looked doing it) to be played at Frat parties, we'd be like, whatever, knock yourself out. Try not to get beat up.
But I deeply resent this self-promoting tool douchebag hijacking the honor and traditions of Michigan to do it.
And then insulting us by asserting that those traditions are somehow lacking, and they need a gimmicky song to "unite" the fan base, and that he's the chosen one to create said song.
Look, change the name of your group to "I'm desperate for a way to get famous so I am going to make up a pointless song that you will then ignore", and we'll all be friends.
|1 week 2 days ago||Is there a single picture of||
Is there a single picture of this guy anywhere where he is not a total doucebag tool?
I guess not. If you're just naturally a douchebag tool, it's going to show up in every picture taken of you. It's just who you are.
|1 week 2 days ago||"Look at this video, it's||
"Look at this video, it's sweet, so hype!"
Comments like that tell you all you need to know. Hype indeed.
|1 week 2 days ago||AWK5FS@M||
Adam Weiss killed 5 fight songs @ Michigan.
|1 week 2 days ago||He's just a douchebag||
He's just a douchebag self-promoter. He cares about nothing about what's good for Michigan, he's just using it as a platform to get recognition.
Did Dave Brandon have a college-age son that we didn't know about?
|1 week 2 days ago||He's the Justin Beiber of||
He's the Justin Beiber of Michigan. Now I know how Canada feels.
What a DB (at all levels of meaning).
|1 week 3 days ago||That's what I'm talking||
That's what I'm talking about.
That does way more for me than it should.
|1 week 3 days ago||Good. I hope It's a big||
Good. I hope It's a big recruiting weekend for Alabama and Auburn.
|1 week 3 days ago||Love the new avatar,||
Love the new avatar, mGrowOld.
Skirt's a little short though. Watch yourself.
|1 week 3 days ago||We won, of course.||
We won, of course.
|1 week 3 days ago||I thought so.||
I thought so.
Ahhh, Allison Brie. Every nerd's fantasy girl. (And I know of what I speak).
I'd take her over Kate Upton, and it's not even close.
|1 week 3 days ago||Take that, Google!||
Take that, Google!
|1 week 3 days ago||Who is it?||
Who is it?
|1 week 3 days ago||Happy Friday!! Tackle this||
Tackle this weekend with vigor!