Tennessee is not recruiting well just because they got 18 dudes
|2 weeks 2 days ago||So many good places||
For skiers: atop Ridge Run at Heavenly in Lake Tahoe is majestic. One side of the ridge is the lake ringed by mountains reflecting on the water. Other side is the desert as far as the eye can see.
Corfu in Greece & Amalfi in Italy were gorgeous.
Yellowstone, Bryce Canyon, & Zion National Park are all amazing, especially the angel's landing in Zion shown earlier by Ron Utah in this thread
The view from atop Diamondhead in Oahu is worth the hike up
There's some really amazing places in the Philippines too but their names escape me right now.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Pioneer audio||
Not a car commercial but a car stereo commercial, this gem from pioneer audio is one of my all time faves 22 years later. https://youtu.be/K_Eib49uPyc
|4 weeks 3 days ago||That makes sense||
That perfectly fits so thanks for clearing that up!
|4 weeks 3 days ago||+1||
For honesty. I can see that happening tho, maybe in season 6
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Season 4 plot question-||
What's the mission they are trying to accomplish with the Korean guy? If they explained why they are after him I missed it. Can someone explain?
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Stan?||
You mean Stan?
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Tyrant||
One of the actresses from The Americans, the one who was great as Nina, is coming to Tyrant this season.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I expect||
That pastor Tim & Alice are not long for the world now that she made that threat of the tape.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||ICYMI||
F/X announced today they renewed this awesome show for seasons 5 & 6, with 13 & 10 episodes each. Season 6 will be the final season. So at least they'll be able to wrap up the story.
|5 weeks 21 hours ago||My friend's jeep||
Had on it a sticker upside down that read: "if you can read this, flip me over"
He actually did flip his prior jeep so it was pretty funny in his case.
|5 weeks 21 hours ago||OHOWIHATE||
I had that one on my car in college, along with another that said "my 2 favorite teams are Michigan & whoever is playing Ohio State." Was amazed my car never got keyed when going to cedar point.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Ibd||
This was both in the board, as well as in an unverified voracity 2 days ago http://mgoblog.com/content/unverified-voracity-clones-pam-ward
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Not my car, saw this yesterday||
I was driving home yesterday, and I saw a Toyota Echo, that well known beastly speed demon with all of 108 horsepower, with a bolt on spoiler. I nearly crashed my car from laughing.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||My cool story bro moment||
The columnist in question, Steve Rosenbloom, used to live across the street from me. I used to babysit his kids when I was younger.
He's definitely a sarcastic guy & he was not fond of Lovie so I'm not surprised by his take on this hire at all. That said, I think U of I couldn't have done a better job with this hire, even if the AD's method of firing Cubit was beyond tone deaf.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Enjoy Bolivia||
I hear it's nice this time of year
|21 weeks 3 days ago||yup just got that one||
I was trying to embed a gif from a tweet and that was where i was running into trouble. This tweet in particular has a looping gif of the hit.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||Embed attempt|
|21 weeks 3 days ago||Congrats!!||
You're about to go on the most rewarding journey. Congrats to you & Mrs MGoBlog!
|24 weeks 20 hours ago||Sounds good to me!||
I'm also considering starting up a poker night once a month too, so if I do that I'll email ya.
|24 weeks 20 hours ago||I think he was spur of the moment||
He was driving to WI along the way from Chicago & stopped in since we were on the way.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Probably||
Right now I'm considering doing watch parties for Wisconsin, MSU, OSU, & postseason. I have a bunch of Hawkeye friends & will do that game too if not going in person.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||No||
The Horror will always be #1 gut punch
|26 weeks 23 hours ago||Well crap||
I'm crossing my fingers they resolve this, otherwise I'll have to cancel the watch party I was going to host.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||
LSA talked about it there
|27 weeks 1 day ago||I forgot to mention where I live||
I'm in the town of Gilberts, which is about 40 miles from downtown. You have to take I-90, its about 15 miles past Woodfield Mall to the exit for where I live. I only give out my address out via email for privacy reasons, I dont want to suddenly get a flood of junkmail by putting it in a public forum.
I just realized that info was missing after a few people reached out to me that are actually in the city. Maybe you guys would want to carpool?
|27 weeks 1 day ago||That was from the wild card game||
So we did win that one at least :-D But yeah, things are looking very good for 2016.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||Stop going on so many trips!||
LOL have fun in Florida, hope you can score tix. One of these days we'll make this work...
Also, I'm looking at doing a Super Bowl party this year as a possibility too.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Soft spot for Four Christmases||
Its not one of the best ones out there, but I kind of like the Vince Vaughn/Reese witherspoon "Four Christmases." My parents are divorced, so we have to rotate the holidays between 3 families (thankfully my wife's parents are married) plus do our own Christmas, so that one I can totally identify with.
Otherwise, Elf, Die Hard, and Home Alone would be my faves. Gotta love A Charlie Brown Christmas too.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||I don't||
I don't feel bad at all if its still on the front page, because they have eyeballs, and should use them. If it has fallen off the front 2-3 pages of the board topics, then it is more forgivable.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||still front page||
for crying out loud, it's still on the front page!
|28 weeks 5 days ago||Dec 16th||
is my 34th Birthday. Hopefully Devin will be giving me a nice birthday present!
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Maybe||
Maybe you're impressed because you didn't realize that mgoblog had readers that were blind?
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Enjoy Bolivia||
& say goodbye to your mgopoints. Adios!
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Hope he can help us out each year||
It'd be nice if he can get Maryland good enough to beat OSU and MSU every now and then. As long as he never beats us. Best of luck to him in the future, hope his replacement is good too, but lasts a little longer.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||Did you get points?||
I'm on mobile so can't see if you got down voted on your multi post
|29 weeks 5 days ago||site search||
if you searched "how to talk to your kids about the sec" on the little search bar on the top right you'd find: the first result was http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/ot-talk-your-kids-about-sec-myth posted 11/03.
Funny post, but not new.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||love it||
whole thing this week is Buckeye schadenfreude. Great compilation! Let's make sure they have more to cry about Saturday!
|30 weeks 3 days ago||next time for sure||
hope you have safe travels!
If by a miracle PSU wins and we're in the conference title game, I might do another one of these next week, and also depending on the bowl game situation I might do one for that too. I'll keep you posted!
|30 weeks 3 days ago||its still a go||
probably will be a smaller crowd than the MSU one due to the holiday weekend - several guests from last time have said no. Right now we're at 5 people & counting, still waiting to hear from a few others.
dont think you'll need to bring anything unless there's a particular beverage you enjoy, we've got snacks covered.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks LSA2K||
Thank you to LSA2K for bumping this back to the front page in case people missed it Monday. Chicago folks - if you want to come please let me know!
|30 weeks 5 days ago||Part of why I waited til mid-day||
was in the hopes of maximizing how long this stays on the front page. It has been a crazy day here on the board, agreed.
|31 weeks 2 days ago||this is stupid||
so you made a parody account of WD. who cares?
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Also today||
Is the 25th anniversary of the airing of the Saved By the Bell episode featuring Jesse's funny caffeine pills meltdown. That's a far better thing to be remembering on this day.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||Harbaugh goes crazy||
I was sad that this didn't capture his "that's not a effing personal foul" lip read, cutting the "harbaugh went crazy" gif short. Is the blog censoring that? Because that would be an awesome gif. that's why I voted "other" in the comments.
|34 weeks 2 days ago||38-7 us||
38-7 we reclaim the jug and bring it back where it belongs.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||In other news||
Maryland and Miami fired their coaches in recent weeks too! Who knew?
|35 weeks 5 days ago||Dec 18||
I'm taking the day off work, gotta see that at least twice. That trailer looks incredible. Can't wait for the film!!!
|35 weeks 5 days ago||Redundant post||
Is redundant. Site search is your friend
|35 weeks 5 days ago||shellshocked||
we were all totally shellshocked (duh) and just shaking our heads in disbelief. No one stayed around for the Cubs game either, because of what had happened. Which is for the best, because back to back losses was rough enough as it is.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||sounds good||
just let me know if you can make it. I'll post another invite thread once we are closer to The Game.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||What about Durkin?||
Durkin had a lip read "Are you f**king kidding me?" at one point in the game as well. Can we get a gif of that one? it was 8:15 left Q1 after the 12 men on the field penalty.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||If the offense||
gets a first down on that series, we aren't having this conversation either. This isn't on Blake. We lost as a team, not one player.
|36 weeks 7 min ago||why do we need this thread||
when the one immediately below it covers the exact same thing?
|36 weeks 8 min ago||Impact on coverage bust TD||
I wonder how much Bolden's BS ejection had an impact on our D in the second half, especially on the coverage bust TD. If he wasn't tossed, does that still happen? If so, then the refs really and truly boned us. They should all be suspended for a game, along with the booth review guy. When all the play by play people, plus the studio analysts at halftime, plus even supporters of our rivals all agree that call was BS, there needs to be repurcussions for the refs so they don't make stupid calls like this.
|36 weeks 14 hours ago||They're just kids||
Playing a game for our entertainment. Anyone that says anything to Blake or anyone else can go to hell. They risk their health for our amusement. They played their hearts out today & I stand by them 100%, & so should everyone else. The refs on the other hand...
|36 weeks 2 days ago||The fans wanted it||
I remember the student section erupting in calls to go for 2 after the final TD, and then booing when the kick unit came out. That was my junior year and was one of my favorite games that season for the sheer cathartic release.
|36 weeks 2 days ago||2002||
Year after the clockgate BS, we stuck it to them hard. I would love to see us run up a score like this again
|36 weeks 3 days ago||5 so far||
including myself. plus a half dozen of my other friends as well
|36 weeks 3 days ago||when a||
when a couple o' guys who were up to no good
started makin' trouble in my neighborhood
|36 weeks 3 days ago||LOL||
couldn't find a Cubs one, but found on google ones that had Tigers, Yankees, Braves, or just MLB in general. I went with this one though because it was the city of Metropolis, which I thought was cool.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||28-7 us||
East Lansing: 12 burnt couches
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Didnt know you were a preacher||
We'll have to add that to the conversation topics along with the SAM/Treetops stuff, for off the board. My FIL is a pastor.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Dumb parents||
Seriously, they need to calm down. My son will be soon old enough to be participating in youth sports, and I know I'm going to have a hard time not punching parents that act assholish towards small children.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||sounds good||
have fun watching the game, and email me and we can figure something out for another game!
|36 weeks 4 days ago||she was too cold||
We pretty much hung out inside Crisler until the last minute, we got to our seats just in time for "Band, take the field." My wife is from the Philippines, she can't handle anything below 60 without a heavy jacket, and that day was a very cold one. Next time I'm up there for a game for sure tho I'll drop by!
|36 weeks 4 days ago||probably not punch||
but there will be snacks and beer and pizza. I think Bronco is bringing an apple pie.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||all are welcome||
just email me or tweet at me for the details
|36 weeks 4 days ago||Cubs play saturday too||
Although the time hasn't been announced yet, the Cubs will also be playing on Saturday. Depending on when the game starts for that, we might either extend the party to cover that game also, or do a picture in picture thing to show both at the same time. That is TBD though, because we do have plans late Saturday night, so its not set in stone yet.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||about 3 miles away||
There's a back road shortcut that brings you right to those outlets, its about 3 miles or so. The mall isn't that good though, there's a number of vacancies at the moment.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||Hit me up||
if you can make it! the more the merrier!
|36 weeks 4 days ago||nice||
hit me up if you can make it
|36 weeks 4 days ago||There will be others||
Got an RSVP from a mgoreader who doesnt have an account on the mgoboards, plus about a half dozen of my non mgoblog friends are coming (including one outnumbered sparty)
EDIT - and another RSVP just now on Twitter.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||Yup thats him||
he'll be 4 this December. its amazing how fast the time goes once you have kids. at least he'll be growing up in a world where Michigan is good again.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||Tiny burb off Randall Road||
I hadn't heard of it til I moved there either. Its directly west of Sleepy Hollow, north of Elgin. Basically, from Chicago take I-90 west to Randall Road, exit north & go about 2 miles to Higgins Road (72) and then go west on Higgins 2 miles and you're there. So, its only 4 miles off the tollway which is convenient.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks!||
If we win out, I'll probably be doing a big party again for the OSU game and any potential conference championship game & whatever bowl game we go to.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||LOL||
He's well trained, normally he stays out of the way. I had to bribe him with a piece of candy to get him to stand there for that picture.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Also this Chicago gem||
If you lived in the Chicago area in the 90s you saw this beauty of a local commercial oh so many times. It's Eagleman!
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Pre-Entourage Jeremy Piven||
This Blackhawks tickets ad always made me chuckle, though the punchline of this one might earn me some negs here.
|38 weeks 2 days ago||Over/under||
On how long this is still a live post? I say 30 minutes.
|38 weeks 3 days ago||yeah 30-40 min||
depending on where exactly in Carol Stream you're at. I'm in the tiny burb of Gilberts, which is just north of 90 & Randall Road interchange.
Wives/Girlfriends are also welcome, as are kids as my 3.75 yr old will be watching too.
|38 weeks 3 days ago||ok sounds good!||
I'm west of woodfield off of 90 @ Randall Road, so I'm not that far away. This weekend doesn't work but email me and we can figure something out for the NW or MSU games. Any other chicago mgobloggers are welcome as well!
|38 weeks 3 days ago||Side note to OP||
As a fellow MGoBlogger in the Chicago burbs, I'd be interested in having an mgomeetup with you and anyone else in the Chicago area. I'm out west by Elgin, where are you at? Maybe we can have a meet and watch party for one of the games this year? Anyone interested can respond to me here or on my gmail which is MikeCohodes (at) gmail.com or on Twitter @MikeCohodes
I'd be more than happy to host if anyone wants to make the schlep out to my house. We have a projector so games go up on the big screen in HD, which is always fun.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||31-27||
Michigan wins 31-27
|39 weeks 3 days ago||Why?||
Are his big words too much for your brain to cope with?
|39 weeks 3 days ago||Transfer rules question||
Let's say Mora is blocking him from coming to UM, but that is where Clark wants to go. What are the rules on the following scenario:
If he were to go to a junior college or community college this school year, then he'd have been granted his release by Mora, because he's not going to UM or another school. Then immediately after completing this semester at the juco/community college, transfers to UM.
Since he was at a school in between, and didn't play this year, would he be immediately eligible to play next fall for UM? Also, would Mora be able to do anything to stop this or no?
|39 weeks 4 days ago||My fave||
Yogi-ism is this timeless classic:
"Baseball is 90% mental and the other half is physical."
He will be missed, a great player and great man.
|40 weeks 2 days ago||CTRL+F not enough||
you gotta use the google site search just above the diaries section on the right side of your page. Another poster here used that above and linked to the multiple topics on this from last week.
|40 weeks 2 days ago||Good research||
People that start threads here without searching to see if they were already done are probably the same people that don't check Snopes before they share something on Facebook that is blatantly false.
|40 weeks 2 days ago||Hey Guys||
Did you hear? Tom Brady's suspension was overturned!
|40 weeks 3 days ago||70-0||
Michigan wins 70-0.
|41 weeks 19 hours ago||But thanks||
For the language lesson :-) that's why mgoblog is the best
|41 weeks 19 hours ago||*17-7||
Not 17-3 at halftime
|42 weeks 1 day ago||Harbaughsome player||
How about a portmanteau of Harbaugh & awesome for the top player of the week award? Harbaughsome or Harbawesome however you want to spell it.
|42 weeks 2 days ago||Hoke||
I'd be curious if you tracked Hoke still, to see how many comments of the "Thank God this game wasn't coached by Hoke or we would've been destroyed" variety appeared in the thread.
|42 weeks 3 days ago||<11 hours to go!||
|42 weeks 3 days ago||NFL scheduling||
It looks like Harbaugh brought NFL scheduling to Ann Arbor, as it looks like we'll be playing on a lot of Sundays this season!
|42 weeks 3 days ago||Only a handful||
While my bucket list has me catching a UM game at every B1G stadium, I still have some work to do. I'm crossing my fingers on timing as I might be able to cross Minnesota off the list this year, as I'll be in MN this fall on a date TBD for my new godson's baptism. (He's due in September and the date of his baptism remains TBD). With Wisconsin coming back on the schedule soon, I'll be able to cross off that one too.
Here's the ones I've been to (pretty much all Northwestern as its half an hour away):
2014 - M00N @ Northwestern
2013 - Dileo Slide @ Northwestern
2009 - The goal line failure @ Illinois (aka the Soul Dong Punch game)
2007 - Won 28-16 @ Northwestern, Lloyd Carr's final season
2005 - Won 33-17 @ Northwestern after a 2nd half shutout of the Cats.
1998 - Won 12-6 @ Northwestern
1996 - Blew a 16 point 4th quarter lead @ Northwestern
Ice Hockey - 2001 Cold War @ MSU Spartan Stadium
Basketball - 2013 Mens Basketball @ Northwestern
|42 weeks 4 days ago||M 27-21||
Michigan wins 27-21
|42 weeks 4 days ago||I had commented||
on the ad post pointing out their mistake, as one of the first commenters. It had gotten a like at that point. (not that you really wanted to know).
|42 weeks 4 days ago||The audio||
on the video advertisement actually said the game was tonight. God how I wish that were true.
|43 weeks 1 day ago||Really?||
Wow what a shock. I hadn't heard.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||similar but different variant||
A guy finds a genie lamp and after rubbing it, a genie appears and says "I'll grant you one wish." So the guy says "I've always wanted to go to Hawaii but I'm terrified of flying and get seasick on boats, so I want you to build a highway from LA to Hawaii so I can travel there."
The genie angrily replies "Are you insane? Do you have any idea how complicated the logistics of that would be? How much concrete and steel would be needed? Having to build rest stops along the way for food and gas, as well as bringing in those supplies for the stations? Sinking pylons thousands of feet down to reach the ocean floor? Building it high and strong enough to not be swamped by waves or destroyed by hurricanes? You're crazy, man. Pick a different wish."
So the guy thinks for a few minutes and says "I want to be able to perfectly understand women."
So the genie goes "How many lanes do you want for that highway?"
|43 weeks 3 days ago||with how much TV we discuss here||
I figured it was a good one to end the OT season on, since we usually do/did weekly open threads for GoT, Breaking Bad, and Walking Dead, there's usually a group of people on here that like to discuss television.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||Totally forgot that one||
That is so going on my DVR as well, it looks awesome. I love the Evil Dead series
|45 weeks 3 days ago||Sci-fi & pop culture junkie.||
I read a ton, at least 4 books a week. I set a goal for myself last fall to read the entire Star Wars expanded universe, which is 150 novels, before the movie comes out. I've got 19 novels to go. I'm also really big on the Expanse series by James S.A. Corey, which is 5 books and counting so far, I highly recommend that series. It's being adapted for TV coming to SyFy this December and it looks great. Other favorite authors include Mira Grant, Ann Leckie, George RR Martin, Clive Cussler, Stephen King, David Baldacci, & John Sandford, amongst many others.
I watch a lot of movies too, have seen well over 1700 now (I vote on everything I watch on IMDB so I can keep track). I'm also extremely good at the game 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon because of my good memory and movie watching history.
I used to blog extensively but haven't had time this year, so my blog has kind of withered but I used to review everything I watched on there.
Watch some 20-30 TV shows currently as well. GoT, Arrow, The Americans, Orphan Black, & the Flash are my current favorites of stuff that's airing.
I used to play Magic the Gathering but stopped a few years back as I couldn't afford to keep playing. I sold the majority of my collection a few years ago but kept my best 8 decks to someday use for casual play in the future when I have time, or to pass on to my son.
Basically I consume pop culture media like others consume food.
|46 weeks 4 days ago||I had 5 concussions & I'd prefer he not||
My son is only 3 and a half right now, so any football playing is way down the line, but personally I would prefer he not play football, hockey or lacrosse. I played football and lacrosse in high school and in 4 football seasons and 6 lacrosse seasons (3 indoor winter leagues, 3 regular school spring seasons) I was on the receiving end of 5 concussions. 15 years later I still get migraines and if I sneeze too hard I see stars & my vision goes blurry (two of the concussions were to the back of my head, where the optic controls of the brain are). I also had a noticeable decrease in my ability to focus, concentrate, and think, and I have memory problems as well. I scored a 1450 on the SAT I took before my last 3 concussions (back when it was out of 1600), and my score dropped by well over a hundred points on a retake afterwards.
I won't tell my son he can't play those sports, but I won't be encouraging him to do so either. Plus, my wife is a foot shorter than me (4'10" to my 5'11") so odds are he wont be big enough for football anyways. We plan to steer him towards baseball, soccer, and swimming.
|47 weeks 2 days ago||This past Saturday 7/25||
Aside from the obvious (acceptance to UM, graduation from UM, wedding day, birth of son) highlights of my life, I had a pretty awesome day this past Saturday 7/25, one of the best days in my recent memory. We were at the Cubs vs Phillies game at Wrigley, and we had some killer seats (10th row behind the Cubs dugout). In the bottom of the 3rd, Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta was at the plate, and on a swing and a miss, let go of the bat on his swing and it flew into the stands. It bounced up the aisle, fortunately not hitting anyone, and came to rest at my feet. They wouldn't let me keep it because the bat wasn't broken (had it been broken it would've been mine) but instead they gave me a signed Arrieta baseball and a game used ball from that game. It turns out the game-used ball is now a part of history, as the Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels threw a no-hitter. So, it was sad to see a Cubs loss, but it was an awesome game to have watched and I got two great souveniers. After the game I had a date night with the wife, so all in all it was an awesome day. My only regret is not DVRing the game, because I was probably on TV when this all went down. The Arrieta ball is now in my autograph collection, right next to my signed by Harbaugh Bears hat.
|51 weeks 3 days ago||We always contended||
I went to Stevenson High School (the one in Lincolnshire, IL, not the one in MI), graduated way back in 2000. We made the playoffs every year I was there, including reaching the final 4 my Freshman year. Unless the streak was snapped after I left, we've made the playoffs for something like 30 straight seasons now. In 2014 they finally won state, for the first time in history. They also won men's basketball in the 2014-15 season as well, behind star Jalen Brunson, who sadly chose to go to Villanova over Michigan (he did have an offer from us).
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Heroes?||
Really? Season 1 was great but man the last 2 seasons were terrible.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||2 top fives||
Because I don't think its fair to compare a show that's still running to one that hasn't wrapped yet, as we don't know how it will go. One user earlier had Heroes in his top 5, (the first responder actually) and that show would've been if it stopped after season 1. Instead it got way crappy by the end.
Top 5 still airing - if you aren't watching these, shame on you!:
5. True Detective
4. Walking Dead
3. The Americans
2. Orphan Black
1. Game of Thrones
Top 5 completed (sadly I still have to watch Mad Men, the Wire, & Breaking Bad so this is subject to revision some day):
5. NYPD Blue
4. Veronica Mars
2. Battlestar Galactica
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Reminds me||
of the old Rivalry Week commercial on ESPN.
My wife is a UM alum just like me, so this thankfully is not an issue for me.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Hope Manny wins||
My wife & in-laws are Filipinos, so I'll be heading over to my father in law's house for a party for the fight, just like every Pacquiao fight. I hope Manny whoops him althought I'm not optimistic. There's 6 fights on the undercard though, so at least for that $100 we're getting 7 matches so its not too bad. Plus, there'll be a food spread like this
mmmm Filipino food.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||here's some good ones||
A clickbait article with screencaps of 40 good ones, some of which we've already covered here. Turns out the flamingos one has a 3rd one, "Flamingos for Sale".
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Lots of revivals lately||
Netflix is doing a Full House sequel called Fuller House, Fox is bringing back The X-Files, and now this. It seems that reboots and sequels aren't just limited to films anymore.
At least of those 3, I'm looking forward to Muppets and X-Files, so 2 out of 3 ain't bad.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Fake pregnancy||
3 years ago my son was just about 3 and a half months old, so we took a picture of him holding up his own ultrasound photo and said that we'd had an oops and were pregnant again. It fooled quite a few of our friends at first.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Yes||
For hazing that time I believe
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Not exclusive||
SAM started as a Jewish frat but has non-Jewish members often. Even if that were not the case, private organizations can include or exclude whoever they want. Case in point: country clubs like Augusta with women, the Boy Scouts with homosexuals, etc. I'm not saying it's right, but courts side w/ the private organizations.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Long story short||
We were there but folded in spring 2002 (my soph year) as we couldn't get enough bodies to get a house to replace the one that burned down a couple years prior (which was not our fault it was during the summer when it was vacant). They recolonized in 2004 or 2005 and bought the house they have now.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Agree completely||
As a former SAM, that was the prevailing opinion of the alumni contacted about this incident. The brothers on campus brought this upon themselves. There were many emails (which I will NOT be posting here this time) that expressed disappointment in the current SAM brothers but not surprise, given that any names given would also wind up in the hands of the police. I had always called for those responsible for this to be booted out of SAM, and now thanks to their circling of the wagons, they are all getting the boot. But SAM will be back at UM, some day.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||No||
National SAM is basically going along with the UM's punishment, ending the fraternity on campus for the next four years. UM is too big of a school with too large of a Jewish population for SAM to stay away for long. They'll probably try again, especially as an alumni corporation owns the SAM house. They'll probably rent it to another house for the next few years, and then recolonize in 4-5 years.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Implied threats cross the line||
Free speech is fine, even if it is bad speech. As much as I hate the Westboro Baptist a-holes, they have the right to spew their vile crap. When it crosses the lines into threats of violence, such as hanging people from trees, then no, it is not ok and becomes something that creates a hostile learning environment. So, if a left wing group on campus was saying they were going to protest about something right wing, then no, that doesn't create a hostile environment for right wing students. If those left wing students state they are going to hang right wing people from trees, or beat them, or kill them, or whatever, then it crosses the line into hostile territory and out the door they go.
Let's take race out of this. Let's pretend the SAE song instead of being about hanging N****rs from trees, lets say the song was about spiking women's drinks and raping them when they passed out. They'd still be deservedly tossed off campus for that, because they are again implying actions of violence and creating a hostile learning environment.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Hostile learning environment||
OU President Boren's statement on the expulsions explicitly states that the actions by SAE led to a hostile learning environment on the campus & that was grounds for expulsion. That's not a bad bar to set. If a student group at UM called for hanging n****rs in trees just like the SAE song said, I'd expect UM to do the same. Any other comparable hate speech should also be grounds for expulsion at any school.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||To answer the OP's SAM questions||
You had mentioned in the original post that you were wondering as to the outcome of the SAM incident at Treetops. Here is the latest that the situation stands at right now (much of this was covered on the board previously a few weeks ago when the penalty was announced):
The university has given the fraternity the death penalty, effectively, by barring it from campus for 4 years minimum, and they'd have to apply to be reinstated in the future. The current brothers can appeal this decision, but it does not seem likely they will do so. It is perceived that UM gave them the death penalty because UM SAM has circled the wagons and is refusing to name names, probably out of fear those brothers would face criminal or civil prosecution. In the decision given by the UM dean that issued the punishment, she repeatedly pointed out that no individuals responsible for the damages have been named to either the MI state police or to UM by SAM. So, by circling the wagons, they effectively have killed the fraternity, preferring to all go down with the ship. SAM national has not pulled UM SAM's charter, meaning they can live in the house for the remainder of the school year. The corporation that owns the SAM house (it's owned by alumni and rented to the current bros) will not be renting it next year to the current brothers at the present time.
I am personally very disappointed in the current incarnation of SAM, especially in the "leadership" they have currently in their house. If they were truly leaders, this wouldn't have happened in the first place.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||How free speech works||
Since there seem to be many comments in here about whether or not the expulsion would be a violation of their free speech rights, here's a friendly reminder about the first amendment. It protects you from government prosecution. That's it. While you can argue that a public university may be a government organization and their discipline would violate the 1st amendment, open racism is most likely a violation of the school's honor code, allowing for the expulsion. Or in this case, OU's president thinks they're assholes and is showing them the door. I applaud President Boren for his swift action on this.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||For the record||
from a former SAM, here's the timeline.
In the mid 90s we got kicked off campus for something before my time. In 1999 they recolonized the frat, but they lost their house when it burned down during the summer when no one was living there. We didnt burn down our house and the insurance adjusters never solved what caused it to happen (or if they did, I was never told). In fall of 2000 I was a pledge in the house-less house, signing up to join under promises from national that they were going to buy us a house.
They tried to build the frat back up to the size where national would spring for a new house, but national wouldn't front the $ without us getting enough guys. we couldn't get enough guys to pledge in 2001 without a house, and we couldn't get a house without enough guys to pledge. In 2002 the house folded after spring semester. In 2004 national SAM recolonized and bought the new kids a house right away, having learned from their mistake with us, which enabled them to get enough bodies since people would actually pledge the frat again.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Wow, harsh||
As a former UM SAM, I've weighed in on the other threads on this incident. I was always calling for punishment (you can check my comments history) because I felt that the brothers responsible for the damages should be kicked out of the frat, and made to pay back the damages. I didn't think they should boot the whole house though, that seemed excessive. As long as those directly responsible were punished, at least. This punishment is quite harsh IMO. I wonder if the U felt the whole house was responsible and there were not enough good apples worth salvaging after booting all the bad ones, so they just booted the whole bunch?
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Split household||
My wife sees white and gold. My son & I see blue and black.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Several of them, including M00N||
I was at M00N live and in person last year in Evanston, which was awful and boring as hell. If it wasn't for the booze I had before the game giving me a nice happy buzz, it would've been the worst thing ever.
The year before that, I was again at Michigan @ Northwestern. While the ending of the game became known for Gibbons' last second field goal scramble, sending it to OT, up until that point it was 9-6 in one of the worst games I'd ever seen in my life. In hindsight, it was just setting me up for the awfulness that was M00N.
In 2009, I was at Michigan @ Illinois when we failed on 1st and goal from the 2, and proceeded to throw away the rest of that season. I was in the 2nd row on the Michigan side of the field, and you could just see the spirit in the players die and their shoulders slump when Illinois marched it 99 yards to score on the ensuing drive.
I was also at Michigan @ Northwestern in 1996 when we lost on a last second field goal.
Maybe I just need to stop seeing Michigan whenever they come to Illinois.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Great bakery in Morton Grove IL||
My boss brought in Paczkis from Maier's Bakery in Morton Grove IL. She brought all sorts (banana, apple cinnamon, strawberry, raspberry, nutella), and I am having a banana (with real banana pieces) and custard one right now, it is seriously incredible. The nutella ones are killer too. So, if you are looking for a place in the northern burbs of Chicago, that's a pretty good one. Line was over 45 minutes long though per my boss, and they close at 330.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Agreed||
I thought speed racer was fun- a live action cartoon
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Slightly OT||
Also slightly late to the party, this was up yesterday.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Charles Barkley||
He was a funny host for an athlete too. His sketch where he was beating up Barney while playing hoops was a classic.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Thanks!||
I'm glad to help out and share my views, given that I am in the position of actually having been a SAM at UM. I'd like to think I've been just as vocal (see my posts in the other threads on this) as many on here, as I am deeply embarrased by these guys giving both my frat and my school a bad name.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Back in my day||
(A decade ago, I graduated in Dec 2003), SAM was actually mostly midwest guys. The largest population was from Chicago, followed by Detroit, and then NY/NJ. The East Coast bro guys went into Zeta Beta Tau instead of SAM. But I have heard from friends and fellow alums that have encountered the current crop of SAMs at homecomings and such that they are Jersey Shore douchebros. I wouldn't have joined SAM with its current membership today.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Might be a cousin||
but I don't recall ever meeting a Don Cohodes. My dad would've been involved in SAM at that time frame, but he didn't go to UM, he went to UI-Chicago. But I agree with you this current crop of SAMs should be suspended for a time, and their antics were way worse than anything you or I did as SAMs.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Exactly||
I agree completely, and that is why I have been more than willing to weigh in here as a former SAM, and been willing to post emails I receive like this (though who knows if they'll keep sending them to me if they get word I posted this). The UM chapter needs to publicly boot out the members responsible for the damages, and I am disappointed that they have still not stated just how many were involved in the mayhem. Also, the fact that the other members didn't do anything to stop it also disappoints me. This means to me either one of two things: 1) the # of brothers doing the damages outnumbered the # of brothers not doing the damage, leading those not involved to be afraid to say anything, or 2) the brothers doing the damages were high-ranking members of the fraternity with seniority. If it was freshmen or sophomores, then the juniors and seniors in authority should have been able to put a stop to it if they had any leadership at all. That is why I am so disgusted with the chapter and am willing to publicly state so as a SAM alum from UM.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||not quite||
While that would have been fitting, given the tone of the email, the subject line was the far more apt "SAM at Michigan"
|1 year 21 weeks ago||I doubt||
that Alan expected it to get posted to mgoblog, but yeah, he should've assumed that it would get out. And if any current SAMs are on here (which there has to be at least one, I'd imagine), I'd love it if they weighed in too. And if any current or former SAMs are mad at me for posting this internal email, well they can hit me up on twitter to bitch if they want, but I frankly don't care if they are upset.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Sigma Delta Tau||
SDT is the sorority that was at the resort with the bros from SAM
|1 year 21 weeks ago||I'd be surprised too||
if they booted the chapter for that, considering some of the other things that fraternities have been booted off campuses for both at UM and other schools. I definitely think that they should boot all members that were specifically responsible for the damages though. Those guys should not be in SAM.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Don't remember||
I don't remember, unfortunately. It burned down the summer right before my freshman year. I pledged the house based on the frat promising us pledges that national was going to find us a house for soph year. That didn't materialize, and we had to sell that same story to the following year's pledges. Those kids were smarter than us, and we had a tiny pledge class. National yanked us around, and we ultimately folded. On the plus side, I instead lived with the girl that would become my wife for junior and senior year, instead of with a bunch of frat bros.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Thus far silence||
I have not gotten any emails from either the chapter or the national SAM organizations pertaining to this incident, unless they were caught in my email's spam filter and automatically deleted. I'm actually disappointed that they have not sent out any sort of missive pertaining to this incident. I'm also not very active in the fraternity alum association, having distanced myself from national after they basically hosed our group of brothers. My dad, who used to be on the national executive board for SAM, also has distanced himself from the frat and he hasn't heard anything either. We're both still on their mailing list, but it's been total silence thus far.
In case you're curious, the reason that my dad and I pretty much have cut ties with the frat is because of the way they treated our group of members. Our house had burned down through no fault of our own (it was summer and we weren't there), and they would not help us to get a new house, despite all our best efforts to convince national to help. We wound up folding my sophomore year because of the fact that it's pretty hard to get pledges if you have no house. My senior year at UM, national decided to recolonize the fraternity, bought the new kids the house they have now, and didn't reach out to us in any way to see if we wanted to be involved in the relaunch. That ticked off my dad royally, and he immediately stopped sending them $ as an alum.
As to the SDTs, I doubt they did anything in terms of the damages, this strikes me as more something that the guys did. I am glad that all 6 frats and sororities are getting punished by their national organizations, but they all, SAM especially, need to take more steps to make this right than they have done so far.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Prior, FYI||
Yes, in SAM terminology, prior = chapter president
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Communal punishment||
is extremely common in the world we live in. For example: in the military, the whole unit doing pushups because of one guy's mistake. Or the whole football team running wind sprints after one or a handful of players made a mistake. When I played HS football, whenever the defense sacked the QB in practice, the offensive line had to run a lap of the field. Is that fair to the 4 linemen who were blocking their guy when only one guy biffed? No, but that's the way it's done.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||RIP Mr Cub||
Ernie was a legend & a super nice guy. I met him once when I was a kid. I was at a game at Wrigley in the 80s, & before the game they had a veterans game with many retired players including Banks participating. Afterwards he went up into the stands to take his seat, which was coincidentally in the section I was in that day. Despite him getting swarmed by many autograph seekers, including myself, he was gracious & kind, signing things for all of us. I still have the score card he signed for me, framed & hanging on the wall of my office. He was a classy guy & will be missed by all in Wrigleyville. I hope he's playing 2 with Santo right now.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Guy in the foreground moves||
I think they are just stunned and trying to figure out just what the heck he's doing too. Once it sinks in the guy out by the 3 point line comes running in.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Former Sammy here||
I weighed in on this in the original thread when this was first reported, expressing my disappointment in these idiots, and I would like to add more to the discussion now that there are more details out. Here are my thoughts:
1) Now that I know more the extent of the damage (45 rooms damaged, wow!) I am even more disappointed in my former brothers than I was before. They have to pay fully for repairs, out of their own pockets. National SAM should not bail them out here. If either the chapter or national asks me for money as an alum they can take a hike.
2) UM is absolutely right to suspend the frat, and should do so with the other organizations that damaged the other hotel.
3) I am disappointed in the statement released by the chapter president, who stated that the actions were of "a few members" - direct quote. I call bullshit. A few members should not have been allowed to commit that level of damage on that many rooms without the leadership stepping in to stop it. It was clearly way more than just a few members. Unless he has a different definition of "a few" than I do. This is clearly a failure of leadership on his part for not reigning them in, and he should resign as chapter president.
4) If it was truly just a few members, then those members should be kicked out of the frat. If it was pledges that haven't been inducted yet, then they should be immediately barred from any further SAM activity and stripped of their pledge status.
These morons have acted in a way that made both SAM and UM look very poorly, and I will forever be disappointed in these idiots. I am ashamed to be a SAM alum today.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||a couple ideas||
How did you lose to Rutgers?
Our Bo is better than your Bo (complete with pictures)
|1 year 22 weeks ago||This thread||
will not end well. Fairly certain there's a no Bleacher Report allowed rule, yes?
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Former Sammy here||
I was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu at UM, and I am extremely disappointed in my fellow Sammies. I was part of the prior version of the house, the one that folded when our house burned down (it was during the summer and we weren't there, so it wasn't us). I never met any of the new kids from the recolonized house, but I am still thoroughly disappointed in these guys. I will be curious to see the next email from National as well as from the local chapter, to see how they address this issue. They sure as hell won't be getting any $ from me to cover the cost of this, they should have to pay out of their own pockets.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||No||
Fairness to Rosenberg is not allowed. Even a broken clock is right twice a day. Also, if we have to go back nearly a decade to the last time he was right then he shouldn't be a journalist.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Thanks but||
I can't take all the credit. I saw the article after Brian on his @mgoblog twitter account sent out the link to the fisking (while cc'ing Rosenberg on the tweet), so I figured I'd share for those not on twitter. Plus it saves Brian the trouble of having to include it in his next Unverified Voracity post.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Links FYI||
I had intentionally left the Rosenberg link out of my post to not give that buffoon any traffic from us, and the fisking response is linked in the body of my text where it says "read it here." But I will edit my OP to make the link more clear.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||it was 2 days ago||
searching "bolivia travel" gives it as the first mgoresult
It was posted on Sunday so I dont blame you for missing it, it was probably off front page by Monday if you weren't here on the weekend.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||It all depends on QB play||
If we get good production out of our QB this year, whichever one we go with, and he stays healthy, we have a pretty high ceiling, probably 11-1. If we can't get consistent QB play, I think the floor is about 6-6 or 7-5 with that schedule, as our D should be solid enough to get us to bowl eligibility. But I think 9-3 is the most realistic outcome.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Bears fans||
On my Facebook & Twitter feeds are going nuts about this news hoping they can get him. I wonder if the Bills are regretting signing Rex Ryan now.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Wow||
The athletic department's office of redundancy office within the athletic department has redudantly struck again, releasing this news today.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Congrats!||
Mazel Tov! Congrats!
|1 year 24 weeks ago||There was a topic on this||
about a year ago, so this should help you.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Voltron||
got the banhammer a while back I believe, just like his previous incarnations of darth wolverine, i am borg, and spock.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Apparently||
mgoblog has turned into Facebook, with people sharing articles from The Onion as if they were factual.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||My $.02||
Keep: #1 Jersey for the worthy, but only for a player that won't quit or dog it on a play. Also keep one night game a season.
Reassign: Fred Jackson to some sort of non-coaching position and bring in Wheatley or Hart
Lose: Legends jerseys, uniformz, losing to MSU & OSU, & OL coach Funk. But most importantly: LOSE THE DINOSAUR PUNT FORMATION! This has burned us way too many times.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||?||
Did something in here get deleted by the mods? Because it looks like you're calling me a douche & I don't understand why.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Exactly||
My sentence structure late at night may not be the best, but that was what I meant. RR would've left WVU in 2010 to replace Urban. Muschamp would be somewhere else. It's amazing how much of the college coaching landscape would be different had RR not lost to Pitt that day.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||I disagree||
If RichRod beats Pitt he's not still at WV, he'd be the head coach at Florida after Urban & Muschamp never gets hired there.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||A few things||
Got matching maize & blue hoodies for my son and I from my inlaws. (From the Gap so they don't say Michigan but at least the colors are right.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||WSJ article takes the reposting lead||
Over the Nuss to FL post, for which post has been reposted the most times today. It's now 3-2 reposts by my count.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||In the OP's defense||
the link yesterday was from a different source relating the story, the link was from the Daily.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||2x today||
Thats 2x today for this one after posting yesterday, and 2x today for the WSJ imposter article after posting yesterday. I wonder which will finish the day with more duplicate posts?
|1 year 26 weeks ago||As long as||
the new coach can win on the road, something Hoke didn't excel at, we should be OK at Utah next year. I'm always wary of mountain air games though. I think this one is our toughest road game on the schedule in 2015.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Already posted||
yesterday, it's on page 2 of the board history. Also already posted, and deleted, this morning, as redundant. This is why you search before posting new threads.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||I think||
you posted this in the wrong thread. I assume this was meant for the "biggest losers in America" thread?
Assuming that's the case - yes I agree with you on a) and b). He's a nobody that we should mock and ignore.
EDIT: this was in response to Ypsituckyboy's comment a few above, but it looks like GoWings08 beat me to responding.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||You'll be pretty busy then||
at the rate they've been going up, there will be at least 45 duplicate threads in the next day or so.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||lol||
The guy is a jackass. He thinks the Jets are still in play for Harbaugh and that was debunked yesterday.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||2nd post this morning||
that was posted yesterday already. Yay more free mgopoints.
in before delete.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||In b4 delete||
Free posting mgo points. Makes up for getting a flat tire on the way to work today almost.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Transcripts?||
Anyone have a link to these comments?
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Cubs fan here too||
but yeah those odds are about 0.0000000000000000000001%
Next year though we are looking like we might actually contend for a change!
|1 year 26 weeks ago||The Cubs||
The Cubs have better odds of winning 10 straight World Series than Harbaugh staying on with the 49ers organization.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Me too||
I think it's a function of the mobile version's ads
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Bo||
Would say you need to work on your spelling.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||So much||
Repetitive posting these past few days.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Great work Brian!||
You're the best Brian! Thanks as always for your informative updates!
In all seriousness - glad you're back and getting healthier Ace.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||dafuq?||
what the heck did I just read?
Coaches' families should be off limits, period.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||beaten by 10 minutes||
too slow Mad Hatter sorry!
|1 year 27 weeks ago||They might||
Many in Chicago want the GM's head along with the coaches head so it's possible they could offer that control to him.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||He did play there||
During his career so he already knows if he'd like it in the city. As a Chicagoan I'd love to see him as coach but not at UM's expense. If he was the Bears' coach I'd be sad while happy at the same time.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Prior to today||
I had never heard the name of Hunter Lochmann, but I will never forget the name of Denard Robinson. The only other time I ever hear the name Hunter Lochmann better be in the context of "Hunter Lochmann was fired by the University of Michigan today." This pompous assclown needs to go.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Happy Friday everyone!||
Hopefully we can swipe a win from AZ this weekend like this slick seal did!
|1 year 28 weeks ago||For crying out loud||
It's still on the front page 6 topics down from this one.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Already posted||
This was already posted and taken down by the mods previously after some comments turned nasty. Even if she wasn't telling the truth, the fact that there were plenty of other women in the original RS article sharing similar experiences at UVA parties doesn't absolve anyone. Sexual assault on college campuses is unfortunately a problem, and it's not just at UVA.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Not true||
If Brandon took 2 days of meetings to come to a decision about firing, he'd probably do a whole week's worth for a reprieve.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||thinkgeek.com||
If you're into nerdy stuff and/or video game stuff, thinkgeek.com has some good gift ideas and today for cyber monday they're doing free shipping. I'm hoping for some of their polos that I can wear to work or on the golf course. They have ones with logos from zelda, portal, star wars, and more.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||not a diary||
did you mean to file this under board posts instead?
EDIT: if the mods move this from diaries to the board section they can delete this comment too if they so desire.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||I'll kill my liver||
because there's no way I'll be able to sit through another season of Hoke coached games without getting completely and utterly plastered for every single game.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||+1 for this||
|1 year 31 weeks ago||too bad||
Voltron is Handsome got banhammered earlier today, I'm sure we'd all love to hear him weigh in on this post.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Upvoted for||
the Blue's Clues reference alone. Artest was a douche then and he's an even bigger egotistical douche now.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||No||
That coffin was nailed shut much earlier this season. In fact, there have been so many nails this season that there is no longer any more room for new nails in the coffin.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Well...||
considering that the OP here took the time to actually write a summary and some discussion points, as opposed to just linking to the link with no commentary whatsoever, maybe it took him long enough that in the time that he did that the other post went up? Kudos to the OP for actually writing a solid topic for the board, but yeah, you're unfortunately about 15 min too late.