Mount St. Mary's hired a private equity CEO to be their president. You'll never guess what happened next.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||How I See It||
I think everyone got this one wrong. See, Bowie is the only artist to be taken up to space to be musically trained by genius space aliens. Seems like they have something new they wanted to teach him up there.
It's a shame that we're going to lose him for a while, but the music from whatever Bowie is reincarnated as is going to be the shit.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Red Rocks||
|1 year 6 weeks ago||I'll be the only one to say it||
Spoke very well, looked terrible and tired. Incredible rhetoric though
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Forget Harbaugh For the Moment||
WIN THE GAME
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Our Rivals||
What our rivals will get out of this coaching search when we don't land a high profile NFL coach we had a small outside chance of getting in the first place will be just epic.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||MGoShirt||
Support Our Denard
MGo Shirt Idea. I think folks would buy that.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||IBM||
I'd be interested to see portion of IBM's profit centers surround Power and Z and what comes from product licensing, premium support and their cloud offerings (BlueMix). I would imagine the dynamic has to be shifting, especially considering they sold off their x86 business.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||NYC||
New York City is freaking insufferable.
However, it's not half as bad as anyone who lived there once for a year and can't stop talking about it incessantly.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||The WLA||
I've been with this site since the beginning as it coincided with my undergrad days. The meltdowns are unfortunately tightly coupled with the sub-par field performance, and that's certainly sad.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Arizona Football||
Is not Michigan Football. Win games Hoke, I trust in thee.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||MGoStore||
When are we going to see the "21=1: The New Math" shirts hit the MGoStore?
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Thank you Jim||
Wish the man all the best in retirement and thank him for his contributions to the Tigers Organization.
Winning one of those 2 Series appearances would have shut up all the critics here, but hey, some sports fans just can't be satistied. I'll take the '13 Tigers over the '03 club any day of the week.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||That one hurt||
However, to me Boston seems like they have the clubhouse rallying thing mastered. I'll give then credit where it is due: they were the better club in this one.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Well||
Now where am I supposed to get a double with bacon, salami a fried egg and no vegetables?
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Student Attendance||
I hope that folks don't conclude that this is a problem that is isolated to Michigan. Last week I attended the BC game and their GA student section didn't become 70% or so full until almost halftime. That was against FSU: they had a top 10 opponent and one of the most exciting freshmen QBs coming into town!
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Lead||
As you were
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Run Support||
With the bats going, we're golden tonight
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Few of my observations||
1) From speaking to UConn fans: at a minimum they had to purchase a 3 ticket package to get a seat to this game. Some of the fans were a little bitter about this, especially seeing how many Michigan fans were in attendance
2) Every UConn fan I spoke to wanted a B1G invitation
3) The Margarita's in East Hartford was flooded with Michigan fans both before and after the game
4) Hotel parking lot tailgates were a bit weird, but allowed. The oddest tailgate spot for me is still at the T parking lot for Boston College games
|2 years 18 weeks ago||FTR||
For the record: I love Michigan athletics and have a deep emotional attachment to this team.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Baseball||
Can't the same be said for baseball? "How can PEDs help you eye a curveball or a fastball." I'm not buying any of your position arguments. A PED will give you an edge over the field if nobody else is using them. Period.
In 2007 the Cowboys QB coach Wade Wilson was suspended and fined for purchasing HGH. Was he buying this for the Cowboys linemen?
The fact is we have a 37 year old putting up numbers we have never seen before off a recent injury that many were predicting would render him a shadow of his former self. If you're not at least skeptical you haven't been following the trend in sports too closely lately.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||PED||
The fact that nobody is talking about PEDs is baffling
|2 years 18 weeks ago||I'm confused||
Are we trolling schools with smaller football programs for having unique rivalries and quirky trophies?
These sorts of rivalries and trophies are what I love about College Football.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Wondering how the Zooker||
Wondering how the Zooker avoided this list
|2 years 19 weeks ago||<phone rings>||
"Mr. Sarkisian, yeah yeah it's Pat. Everything's in place now."
|2 years 19 weeks ago||NHWolverine||
Minnesota 27, Meech 24 (sorry)
Bama over Oregon
|2 years 19 weeks ago||The Shark||
I fear we are jumping the shark folks. Plan accordingly
|2 years 19 weeks ago||This is amazing||
I feel like it's 2009 again. Welcome back WLA
|2 years 22 weeks ago||SysAdmins||
We need some Linux SysAdmins to weigh in, there must be a few on here
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Full Nerd Style||
rm dash Rm splat
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Pyrenees||
I would love to see Ryder distinguish himself as a GC contender in the coming days as well. Don't count out Purito either. There's a ton to look forward to with this Tour
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Q/A||
Q: How much does corn cost in Tampa Bay?
A: A buccaneer
|2 years 33 weeks ago||NSFW Joke||
Sorry if this offends anyone, but here is a good prop humor gem if you can envision it. I'll try to create a 'PG-13' verson:
I found myself the other day on a train with a Frenchman and a Mexican.
The Frenchman had his thumb, index and middle fingers pressed together and was sniffing them, gently whispering "Fi-Fi ... Fi-Fi."
Eventually I got curious so I asked, "sir, what his Fi-Fi?"
He resonded, "Fi-Fi is my wife, I love that I can smell her on my fingers after I feel her up."
The Mexican must have overheard what he had said as he enthusiastically stood up and belted out "ME TOO!"
Then he sniffed from the tips of his fingers to his elbow as if he was snorting a giant rail of cocaine and yelled "CONSUELA!!"
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Well||
Hash Bash is totally NORML to me
|2 years 40 weeks ago||Absolutely||
agree with you there
|2 years 40 weeks ago||Whacking Day||
When I read the subject of this post I thought to myslef "Sweet! Desmond plays the Simpsons: Tapped Out Too!?"
|2 years 42 weeks ago||AMD ROCKS!||
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Torn||
Like the board I'm torn. As a student I think I would have loved this -- sitting with 50 empty rows below you 15 mins to kickoff watching the band was always pretty depressing. However I wouldn't be pleased to have missed the noon games for a 3:30 kickoff.
Also getting booted from the stadium after waiting in line for 2 hours for sneaking in airplane bottles would have been a part of my life.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Poll||
Poll Topic: What are the odds that UC is in the Big Ten by 2017 anyway?
|2 years 49 weeks ago||TOUCHDOWN MANNINGHAM||
It just plays again and again in my head
And everything is okay
|2 years 50 weeks ago||Beverage||
Wine Cooler Distributors Rejoice
|3 years 6 days ago||Got to give the people ...||
... give the people what they want!
Jalen is bar none the most entertaining personality on ESPN's staff at the moment ATMO. This only enhances that image.
|3 years 1 week ago||Well||
Some say the cucumbers taste better pickled
|3 years 1 week ago||I block unwanted shots||
Wallside Windows blocks unwanted drafts
|3 years 1 week ago||Got to give the people||
Give 'em what they want
|3 years 3 weeks ago||In a word||
|3 years 3 weeks ago||OP||
The question from the OP was "do you feel as if this is the right direction for him to clean his image." I don't doubt that he cheated.
Marion Jones went to prision and LA should have to do the same.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||I love cycling||
the answer is no.
I could go on. This is a college football blog so I'll put my opinions on a more appropriate foum.
Don't undersestimate the news of the next few days though folks. This is a huge shakedown in one of the (if not the) most difficult, loved, respected, reverred and tarnished sports in the world.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||...||
Y'all must be crazy
|3 years 6 weeks ago||Thanks||
Extended to bluetell as well
|3 years 6 weeks ago||Texas Helmets||
Anyone know the story about the logo on the Longhorns helmet? Apologies I am tardy to this party.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||Rodriguez||
What is we see RichRod in Oregon when this all shakes out? I could see it.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||Front Page||
I hope so hard that there's a front page poll asking readers what they think of these. These things are the. worst.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||In the weight room||
in the community
|3 years 14 weeks ago||Sad||
however, in its return
THE KNOWLEDGE will soar
|3 years 49 weeks ago||2005||
How about Al Montoya for 2005?
|4 years 2 days ago||Curious||
Can someone link me to the bylaws or give a really quick explanation about where the line is for alums contacting recruits? I've always been a little curious about it.
For example: TomVH used to (maybe still does) run a recruiting website and contacted recruits with questions about their interest in Mich. I could see how one could argue that he's using his (for profit?) website in order to benefit Michigan.
|4 years 6 days ago||12th Man||
The Giants executed this perfectly. Throw 3-5 extra defenders out there and you risk the offense taking notice and spiking the ball, chewing little time and giving them 5 free yards and the down back.
FYI Smart Football did a piece on this last year. For those of you who may question whether this was "intentional" or not, Defenses actually have this in their playbook: http://smartfootball.com/defense/buddy-ryans-polish-goalline-tactic
I hope the NFL takes a look at this in the offseason and gives the offense the time back in scnearios after the 2:00 warning.
|4 years 5 weeks ago||Confused||
"Their 'family', such as the Titans coach, didn't want anything to do with them."
Bradley interviewed for the job. If you ask me PSU made a calculated decision to hire outside of the program.
Their alumni base needs to wise up and back O'Brien quick. Quotes like these will lead to a sharp decine for PSU:
"I will put my Butkus (Award) in storage. I will put my Alamo Bowl MVP trophy in storage," (LaVar) Arrington said. "Jerseys, anything Penn State, in storage. Wherever [interim coach] Tom Bradley goes, that's the school I will start to put memorabilia up in my home. I'm done. I'm done with Penn State. If they're done with us, I'm done with them."
|4 years 5 weeks ago||Thanks Seth||
Before reading this I kept biting my tongue thinking that we got away with a call. I'm convinced otherwise now.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||Iowa?||
I'll throw my wild speculation hat in the ring and say it's the Hawkeyes. They are coming off the whole rhabd thing right now.
|5 years 5 weeks ago||I wish Bo were alive. JH||
I wish Bo were alive. JH would be coming here then.
|5 years 5 weeks ago||Take 10 minutes ...||
Are you humming Hail to the Victors yet?
|5 years 45 weeks ago||Cool study||
Thanks for sharing this. The NCAAF stat doesn't surprise me much, however, the MiLB placement is very surprising. Small/ mid-sized American cities leaning Dem? Wouldn't have guessed that.
In related news, for any East Coasters, the deal to move a Tigers MiLB affiliate to Norwich, CT was finalized today.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||Should say||
"Can a Michigan Man wear green on St. Patrick's Day"
|5 years 51 weeks ago||I think he risked losing a||
I think he risked losing a lot of fans with the Buddhism piece, so I'm leaning towards more of the genuine side than the pure PR side.
That being said I only read the transcript.
|5 years 51 weeks ago||Thanks for sharing||
My Dad went to this event last year and told me someone stood up and yelled "WHERE'S THE DEFENSE!" I'm happy to hear that it was much more civil this year.
|6 years 6 days ago||Whoever it is||
It should be completely obvious when Rich Rod gives it out that player X deserves to get it.
Look how many classes came and went without the #1 receiver. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if it isn't given out for several years.
If it does happen soon I'd say Roundtree. I think this is the year he shows up and breaks out.
|6 years 1 week ago||Upside||
Maybe having Dorsey will keep DRob from considering transferring out too if he gets buried in the QB depth chart or has some difficult adjustments to a new position.
|6 years 1 week ago||There is no feeling in the||
There is no feeling in the world worse than the hangovers I get after drinking Founders Dirty Bastard. It's a work of art for a Scotch Ale so unfortunately I can't help myself from drinking it.
I definitely endorse the ABC Strawberry Blonde too.
|6 years 1 week ago||WMU Cleaned UP||
Western actually cleaned up in South Florida. Expect them to be speedy in the future and give CMU a run for the top MAC spot. Besides Buxton they also landed:
Johnnie Simon Palm Beach Lakes
SoFLA Football had the following to say about the class:
"The Broncos continued their success in South Florida. Dareyon Chance will impress many fans with his play, but Johnnie Simon has star potential before he is done in Kalamazoo."
|6 years 1 week ago||Also||
This was a double post, but what the heck I'll rep some East Coast beers. Have any MGo creepers had any Smuttynose or the Portsmouth Brewery beers?
|6 years 1 week ago||My favorite||
Bell's Expedition Stout
|6 years 1 week ago||Love it||
My sentiments exactly. I couldn't have put it better myself Section 1.
I hope if I ever get the chance to sit in one of these that it's for a cupcake game a-la 2009 DSU. You can't rush the field after a hard fought upset of a top ranked OSU team from one of these.
|6 years 1 week ago||Never fear Brian||
When ESPN.com/Detroit launches Sharp will be hangin' in a chow line within a month.
|6 years 1 week ago||Triple||
Sorry - hit the submit when the site was having issues
|6 years 1 week ago||Double post||
|6 years 1 week ago||MGo.licio.us||
If you use a feed reader you can subscribe to it too
|6 years 1 week ago||Double post||
|6 years 1 week ago||Thanks mkreddy||
Added to my google reader. Why did I forget to bring headphones to work today??
|6 years 1 week ago||Lets be completely honest:||
Lets be completely honest: it's incomprehensible at this point, with the economy the way it is, that Metro Detroit has 2 daily newspapers. One of them will either go under or be consumed by the other in very short order.
Combine the economy with the fact that espn.com/detroit is going to be launched soon (this calendar year maybe?) which will greatly decrease the Freep and DetNews' sports traffic. I'm positive these dailys are shaking in their shoes at this point, hence, articles like Sharp's that get our blood boiling and get page hits.
If you ask me, whether we keep reading or not, the Freep is in some really hot water. I think this is going to work itself out soon.
|6 years 1 week ago||dahblue||
You make some good points here in regards to the Freep trying to push Rich to make a story for them. Drew Sharp is getting all the attacks on the board here, rightfully so as he's the one who created the podcast, article and asked the questions, but the problem and focus for those of us who want Sharp to be held accountable for what he said should be with the Freep's editors. They're the ones who want the story.
They're also the ones who made the decision to feature this prominently on the front page of the online edition.
|6 years 1 week ago||Seth||
Great letter. I'd suggest changing the language a little and sending this to the Freep Editor in Chief Paul Anger too.
Remember everyone Sharp wrote the article but he wasn't the one who decided to splash it on the front page of the online edition (not sure where it lands in print).
|6 years 1 week ago||Drew Sharp Says:||
"It's my job as a reporter, nay, my journalistic duty to look as cocky, self-centered and proud as I possibly can at Michigan press conferences."
|6 years 1 week ago||Countdown||
211 days and some change as of right now
|6 years 1 week ago||My buddy has a picture of her||
My buddy has a picture of her in Hawaii (stayed at the same hotel) and she's actually borderline hideous when not on camera. I hope he posts it ... I'll see if I can coax him.
|6 years 1 week ago||Never too early||
You're kidding, right? This is the blogosphere!
Put these SoFLA recruits on the board:
|6 years 1 week ago||It's Great!||
|6 years 1 week ago||Gotta be Purdue||
After the Tiller comments and the Hope post-game handshake mele at the Big House this year it has to be Purdue. Luckily we head-to-head against Indiana more often than them.
|6 years 1 week ago||Show yourself!||
We owe you some comeuppance sir
|6 years 1 week ago||Added you back. Sorry again||
Added you back. Sorry again
|6 years 1 week ago||Just banned. Sorry man!||
Just banned. Sorry man!
If you'd like in post something as LF and we'll set you to unmoderated
|6 years 1 week ago||It got a little out of hand -||
It got a little out of hand - we're trying to re-group and add a bit more moderation
|6 years 1 week ago||?||
There are a quarter million people who go to college in Boston so I'd say this is actually a very humble way for a Harvard grad to describe where they went to school.
|6 years 1 week ago||FHA||
Funny you mention this. I once had a roommate Ad on Craigs that said "[Opposite Political Party of the one I prefer] Need Not Apply" and someone was seriously offended.
|6 years 1 week ago||I've heard the concept||
I've heard the concept "Michigan arrogance" explained in a lot of ways, but the most common scenario seems to be that a M grad will tell you in the first 5 minutes they meet you where they went to college.
Notice how this guy does the same with OSU, but doesn't follow up with anything else (unless you edited it out)? No mention of a job, political leanings, hobbies, nothing.
Good decision in not considering this guy. My guess is he's unemployed/ unemployable.
|6 years 1 week ago||I wish this weren't a Red Wings blog||
oh, wait ...
|6 years 1 week ago||I know the WLA suggests the||
I know the WLA suggests the Q&A is fake, and maybe there's some evidence out there I missed, but I guess I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt. I'm a nice enough guy.
If it is real GBMW is at least providing something different. Granted it's not really the bag that people in their 20's like to read but it has an outside appeal.
|6 years 1 week ago||They used to. Apparently with||
They used to. Apparently with the site revamp they removed it.
My comment above is a bit crass, I'll admit. Maybe it needs a little qualification.
I actually like GBMW's content and their Q&A format is neat, but they need to prioritize the parts of the site that add value to the blogosphere and remove all the stuff that's redundant or can be found through a normal channel like MGoBlue.com (IMHO).
|6 years 1 week ago||Well ...||
Where else in the Michigan blogosphere can you get your emailed question about Michigan football answered, the schedules and results for all major athletics, a TV schedule, a doppler radar, videos on recruits, a picture slideshow, links to get some Michigan gear, a poll and countdown to the upcoming football season IN A SINGLE CLICK?
|6 years 1 week ago||Not a blue fan||
Irish hasn't given us any indication that he's a Michigan fan. He's more of a testament to the fact that other college football fan-bases wish they had an all-encompassing blog and community of a caliber rivaling MGoBlog.
Irish also shows us that we treat non-trolling fans of rivals well on the board. Think of what would have happened to you on SpartanTailgate or tBBC if you had created a diary breaking down Rich Rod's new coaching staff as Irish did here.
|6 years 1 week ago||Wow||
If you choose to live in one of those two neighborhoods you have a 50% chance of having a property crime committed against you? Simply amazing.
Can someone familiar with the Columbus area speak to where these are?
Summit St. / 12th Ave.
|6 years 1 week ago||Definitely not||
If my cable package included ESPN-U I'd call out
|6 years 1 week ago||IDK||
I'll try to do some research, but ESPN-U's coverage begins at 10am EST so I'm leaning more on it being then.
The TomVH recap says EST as well.
|6 years 1 week ago||Save the date||
Tuesday night pre-NSD liveblog: 10pm - 12am EST right here on the board.
|6 years 1 week ago||In||
Count me in. I'd be happy to help moderate one set up on the board tomorrow if needed or assist someone in a setup. I'd do it myself but I'm going to be stuck at work all day.
|6 years 1 week ago||_||
|6 years 1 week ago||Great comedy||
Thanks for sharing some of this hilarity with us:
Just another example of why NCAAF fanbases should relax a little with the recruiting obsession. The quicker these Irish fans realize they are in no way qualified to evaluate football talent the more rational they'll become.
|6 years 1 week ago||Laziness||
Definitely a good explanation but I don't think that laziness is the right way to describe the psychology behind people who use feed readers. To me it's about whether you want news from the internet to be pushed to you or if you want to pull it down yourself. From my perspective: I started using feed readers ages ago (Remember Sage?) when it seemed like push psychology was going to take over the internet and RSS was going to explode. As it turns out many people would still rather track news down themselves - nothing wrong with that at all.
|6 years 1 week ago||Wow this is a fun thread! I'm||
Wow this is a fun thread! I'm disappointed I missed it until now.
As for me -- not that creative really. I'm one of the 20,784 people lucky enough to live in picturesque Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||(of course with AT&T monthly||
The data plans Apple/ AT&T are offering are no-contract.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||I agree. I would be more||
I agree. I would be more excited if they announced a new iTouch with the 3G deal they're offering ($29.99/ month unlimited data no contract) than this. I'm not even close to being sold on this.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||I think you're probably||
I think you're probably talking about Apple's business practices. #1 on my complaints list for them is that their OS will only run on Intel processors (Total BS!!). I can't believe that isn't illegal.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||I'm on the Mod's side||
TLP I usually like your stuff but hey remember some of us are at work here. Let's not put any fellow Blue fans in the Dog House.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||I sense our OP may be on the||
I sense our OP may be on the younger side.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||And most importantly:||
That's NO Tigers games!
Which I actually shouldn't bitch about because I live out of state so I'll be able to watch them on MLB.TV.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||I think a "Valenti is ripping||
I think a "Valenti is ripping on UM fans right now" thread could probably be opened every afternoon. It would be news if Mikey V. wasn't ripping on us for something.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||"Now I trust my heart to Lipitor."||
It's not going anywhere despite how much I complain, but I really hate the whole "testimonial" advertisement genre with actors pretending they're real people plugging products.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||I didn't see the Alamo Bowl||
I didn't see the Alamo Bowl so if they didn't mention it there maybe you're right. Here are what I see as the possible coverage options by ESPN in the event that a bunch of students are wearing green ski masks:
- Pan to an up close shot (my argument above). ESPN probably has to say something on air as per why they're wearing it lest some/ most of the audience is left confused.
- Avoid any up-close shots of the students and leave them out of the frame for the entire game. If ESPN does this the point is moot anyway and M doesn't suffer any of the negative reputation problems the OP outlines in it's nationally televised coverage. Stadium audience is a different story.
- Avoid an up-close, however the students are in the game frame for most of the game in the Maize Rage (probably what the OP is worried about). Again, confuses some of the audience who don't know the dorm story but skews the student reputation for those who do.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||Cool - definitely a neat site||
Cool - definitely a neat site with all the flash and videos. I wonder if it's affiliated in any way with MGoBlue? I would imagine it isn't as some of the content on here is a little redundant.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||I personally don't want to||
I personally don't want to see any ski masks in the crowd tonight, however, if the students feel inclined to do it anyway (they probably will) it would be great to hear ESPN recant the dorm story during primetime for those in the sports world who don't know about it. Just sayin'.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||Man is it ever fun to stand||
Man is it ever fun to stand back and laugh at some good ol' turmoil in E. Lansing every once in a while.
Count me in the group of folks who don't think the logo is a massive change. There are a few things in it that I don't like much but they are minor aesthetics rather than hating the logo outright as most of the critics do. I definitely think the logo looks much more modern and possibly (too lazy to do the work) historically accurate.
As I see it the root of the problem is the way the "leak" itself unfolded. It wasn't like MSU was able to bring this logo out on their own terms in April as (I imagine) they wanted to, with the unveiling of a new logo and line of athletic apparel, but rather it was uncovered in the leaked patent documents. I can imagine another scenario where the press release is held on the MSU AD's own terms with a bunch of new apparel for sale and Sparty goes nuts over it. I'm certainly willing to entertain arguments that I'm completely delusional in thinking this.
And yes, if they changed the block or split M's I'd freak so David Brandon, if you're reading this, back off sir.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||Buying Championships / Expectation to Win Theory||
I see your point jerseyblue that there's this sort of backlash against Yankees fans when they succeed or fail, but I think there's a little more to it, for me at least:
- The Yankees seem to be "in the running" whether they are or not, with every major free agent when trade rumors begin circulating. Fans of smaller market clubs see them as the team with the checkbook poised to pick up their favorite franchise player whose jersey they just paid big money to sport around.
- The media makes it seem like money is never an option for the Yankees while discussing it frequently regarding FAs going to other teams (jealousy?).
- The built a dynasty and most sports fans have trouble rooting for dynasty teams and look for the underdog upset. The fans that root for the dynasty teams when they have no real connection to the club (from the city, family from the city or otherwise) tend to enrage fans of other clubs.
- Steinbrenner. I mean he's as polarizing a figure as they get.
There are plenty others. I personally like Jeter, he's a class act, and I think with his clubhouse influence Granderson should continue his work in the NYC community as he has in Metro Detroit. I'll pick him up and root for him on my fantasy team, but as for the rest of the pinstripers I say ... Go Sox baby!
|6 years 2 weeks ago||100% Pure Awesome||
For those who are still struggling with the concept of a "Michigan Man" please research the works of Johnson, Jack.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||Warning||
|6 years 2 weeks ago||I definitely agree it was a||
I definitely agree it was a huge suspension and that addressing it in the press conference shows the gravity of the situation, but I believe the focus will be on whether Manny learned from the suspension and is prepared to play tomorrow night, not on what was done.
From UMHoops.com, emphasis mine:
|6 years 2 weeks ago||My guess: Something vague||
"Violation of team rules" sounds about right
|6 years 3 weeks ago||Wait||
God's not a Padres fan?
|6 years 3 weeks ago||My gut tells me||
those White Castles you ate 2 days ago? Yeah, those are still around.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||RE: Color schemes -- really||
RE: Color schemes -- really good point.
If Nike does try something Oregon-style it goes without saying that they'd have to incorporate a lot of blacks/ grays/ off-color greens. I'm preemptively laughing out loud for the day I hear the "Go Green! Go White!" chant through my TV and Sparty is on the field in the all black Ninja Duck style uniforms.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||Let's put it to the test|
|6 years 3 weeks ago||That's interesting||
For me Conan is and was the only late night show I ever watched and I consider him vastly superior and miles and miles funnier than the competition. To be honest this might be the first time I've read something from someone who thought that he sucked.
I'm interested to see if you're the minority view or the majority because most of the people I know share the same opinion on Conan's comedy. I'll leave the possibility open that it's a generational thing as well.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||Over the Top!||
If for no other reason than ...
|6 years 3 weeks ago||From reading the Uni Watch||
From reading the Uni Watch post on the logo it looks like this logo leak is just the tip of the iceberg in a pretty big overhaul:
My guess based on zero evidence is that Nike convinced MSU to be the next Oregon. It should be really interesting to see how the Sparty fans react in April as the responses I've seen so far are overwhelmingly negative.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||Question||
How many hours a week do the most frequent posters spend on MGoBlog? Do the mods have a tracker that can show which users spend the most time Online?
|6 years 3 weeks ago||Throwing my hat in the ring||
I haven't had the chance to read through all the comments so my experience may already be out there already. Coming out of High School I wanted to go to the best in-state college I was accepted to and Michigan ended up being that school. It very well could have been MSU.
Growing up I was always a huge fan of Michigan football because of my Dad's influence, however I'm man enough to admit that I rooted for Sparty basketball too. I guess sports helped create an identity for both schools but it certainly didn't have any influence on my choice.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||Aww - missed opportunity||
Let me help this comment out a little:
"But seriously, Michigan's the only school I wanted to go to, just ask Cornell. Ever heard of it?"
|6 years 3 weeks ago||Sorta odd that both OPs||
Sorta odd that both OPs considered this OT.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||I agree -- Blueisgood might||
I agree -- Blueisgood might have missed the front page but this added some value for me as well by seeing the Johnson response. Thanks OP.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||Awesome - of course no||
Awesome - of course no pressure or worries at all.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||Good lookin' out||
thanks again for having my back. If you're free - can you commit to 10pm - 12am Tues for the weekly liveblog block? I want to make something consistent and regular, with maybe a Thursday select participants replay as it gets more popular.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||We're live all!||
We're live all!
|6 years 3 weeks ago||Roger that - thanks. Not a||
Roger that - thanks. Not a big fan of memorizing the sequencing of days or anything like that.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||Forget the speculation||
|6 years 3 weeks ago||A suggestion||
If they're looking for a whole uniform change I suggest they use Syracuse as a guide:
|6 years 3 weeks ago||Forget Alternative Hero||
Thank you Fielding Yost for making this T-Shirt possible.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||IDK||
Just my personal opinion but when talking about my political views I like to call myself a "Progressive" for the opposite reason as the one you describe. I'd like to think that I'm willing to accept any ideas or policies that will push our country forward in a positive way, be they on the right or left side of the spectrum.
I'll be a little more careful with the term now seeing as how it's open to a little interpretation.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||Maybe [the TSA employee] has||
I sincerely hope not. Abuse of authority ... um, yep.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||Double post - whoops||
Double post - whoops
|6 years 3 weeks ago||Good explanation||
Thanks for the explanation. Another question, or clarification on an assumption I've had: in MI isn't possession of a certain amount of marijuana automatically charged as "with intent to sell" regardless of the situation? Now, if he had some pot and a box of ziplock bags - different story.
I would do a little googling to see if I could find some info on the subject on my own but my employer might be suspicious in seeing a bunch of "marijuana possession laws Michigan" google searches.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||Coolest thing about MGoBlog||
Coolest thing about MGoBlog -- the personal content provided by Brendan Morrison. Win.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||Wait, did something happened||
Wait, did something happen to Cissoko in jail? Did the AA police uncover a few unpaid parking tickets? Did his Mom lose $10 at bingo?
Rough few days for the young man. I hope that more bad news doesn't come out.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||Every squad BYU has ever put||
Every squad BYU has ever put on the field
|6 years 3 weeks ago||Please post a link to the||
Please post a link to the item as I would like to bid on it.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||I'm having Feagin Deja-vu.||
I'm having Feagin Deja-vu.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||Hockey||
I love the Adidas gear but man does it look goofy on our hockey team. I'm having a lot of trouble adjusting to seeing what is primarily a soccer brand on the ice.
That being said I still don't like Reebok's incursion into the NHL either, so maybe I'm just a little old school when it comes to puck.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||Offseason||
Man can't wait until September so we can get back to talking about football again.
(Hey notice how this one of those majority opinion-y type comments?)
|6 years 4 weeks ago||BLUUUUUUUE!||
|6 years 4 weeks ago||Sake Bombs!||
I can't believe I forgot about Sake Bombs, the former tenant at what is now the video game store or whatever on Packard.
We would order kegs for apartment and house parties Sophomore year and have them delivered to a party where nobody was anywhere near 21. No questions were ever asked.
If the cops were present at the time of delivery the driver would do a few circles around the block and come back. Classic.
|6 years 4 weeks ago||Gotta be hockey. For the||
Gotta be hockey. For the first time in years we were looking at a team comprised as a cohesive unit without those huge name players a-la Johnson, Hensick, Hunwick, Tambellini, Montoya, etc. Also, it's been said before but snapping a 19 year Tournament streak is obviously a bigger blow than 1 yr.
|6 years 4 weeks ago||I don't know if it's okay to||
I don't know if it's okay to say this or not, but this was almost 6 years ago so what the hey.
Blue Front used to be incredibly lax about carding kids under their old ownership. I had my younger brother buy a case his Junior year of high school there just to prove a point. Man did Blue Front make partying really easy in those early years of college.
|6 years 4 weeks ago||Also||
Primo, the Asian-American owner of Blue Front (anyone with me?)
|6 years 4 weeks ago||I miss||
|6 years 4 weeks ago||Another 2006||
Woodley scooping up the Quinn fumble and rumbin'! stumblin'! bumblin'! 54 yards for the TD.
|6 years 4 weeks ago||Definitely not setting the||
Definitely not setting the world on fire but heck the OSU game was arguably the best $10 I've spent for a sporting event. I'd come out to see UConn if I were in the area.
|6 years 4 weeks ago||LS&A major says Thursday||
LS&A major says Thursday night festivities solely responsible for C- average in language requirement courses.
|6 years 4 weeks ago||Wow how did I miss this thread?||
"Mama, I'm Swollen" by Cursive on repeat
|6 years 4 weeks ago||My mistake! Look out for the||
My mistake! Look out for the Tuesday Offseason Liveblog going forward.
|6 years 4 weeks ago||Well since that well||
Well since that well relatively well maybe we can try again next Wednesday with a "Wednesday Offseason Liveblog" thread and see how things go from there. Maybe it could become a board staple.
Thanks esp. to SCS for the help! Hope to see you all next week.
|6 years 4 weeks ago||Try again -- make sure you||
Try again -- make sure you post as your MGoBlog handle
|6 years 4 weeks ago||Definitely convincing, but I||
Definitely convincing, but I fundamentally disagree that the goal of USC's AD at this point should be damage control and finding "jail cover" for their past misdeeds. If they're being honest to their current players, future student athletes, alumni from the era and NCAA athletes in programs other than football or basketball they should be willing to say "what's done is done, it won't happen again, we'll take our medicine and move on." Hiring Kiffin doesn't say this.
|6 years 4 weeks ago||Problem is Kiffin has ties to||
Problem is Kiffin has ties to the program during the period that the violations took place so the USC AD isn't showing that they're trying to make a clean break from their past with this hire.
|6 years 4 weeks ago||Thankfully nobody in our||
Thankfully nobody in our staff has ties to TN.
Kippy Brown is apparently going to be their interim HC. Malzahn, Cutcliffe, or Calhoun would be good hires in addition to Leach.
|6 years 4 weeks ago||It's not every day you get||
It's not every day you get PAC-10 (USC in particular) and SEC Schadenfreude news in the same vein. Time to crack a beer.
|6 years 4 weeks ago||The Pirate coaching The||
The Pirate coaching The Pirates = WIN
|6 years 4 weeks ago||Good suggestions||
In older homes and appts pull back some furniture or look along the base of the moldings for signs of black mold. (Yes, I was stupid enough to rent a house with a black mold problem).
|6 years 4 weeks ago||Just don't be tempted to live||
Just don't be tempted to live in U Towers under any circumstances.
Also, check the The Daily Classified Page, which has an interactive map so you can narrow down by location/ price/ need. Much better than Craigslist.
|6 years 4 weeks ago||Pete runs from SoCal Why did||
Pete runs from SoCal
|6 years 4 weeks ago||Wow||
what a finish
|6 years 4 weeks ago||Mr. Woodson: when you get||
Mr. Woodson: when you get home tonight and you're reading through the MGoBlog game thread please feel free to post the numbers you're playing in the lottery today. Much appreciated.
|6 years 4 weeks ago||An awful joke||
... I plan on repeating again if Baxter commits (sorry).
"So up front our offense will have guys "guardin' backs" but behind the line we'll have "GardnBax!"
|6 years 4 weeks ago||MGoBlog meltdown?||
Here's a suggestion: start working on an MGoBlog meltdown. It's fun for you and fun for us as well.
You have some big shoes to fill, so I would suggest reading up on and studying some of the scholars who have come before us. With some hard work and a little luck "theleadersandthebest" could be the next MGoBlog moniker with a target on its chest. Good luck sir.
|6 years 4 weeks ago||I sincerely hope not||
Sure I have reservations about Harbaugh but based on my unabashed hatred of USC if he takes their coaching job I'm going to be forced to drink until I pass out, wake up and repeat until I completely forget/ come to terms with this. Anyone but JH for this job.
|6 years 5 weeks ago||I have a lot of thoughts on||
I have a lot of thoughts on this, but I'm mostly concerned about the absense of THE KNOWLEDGE. I need to know if Steve Sarkisian will be the next coach of USC and whether or not THE KNOWLEDGE will soar!
|6 years 5 weeks ago||I'm leaving for Redmond||
I'm leaving for Redmond tomorrow and my boss' wife works for the Seahawks so hopefully there's some good news for them by the time I touch down. Could be a great bar weekend in Seattle.
|6 years 5 weeks ago||Huge||
I can't believe PC would want to jump back to the NFL after the debacle known as the 1997-1999 NE Patriots. Could this make Oregon the new PAC-10 powerhouse?
|6 years 5 weeks ago||Year of the Bull||
When I consider the Leavitt situation I can't help but think of the Year of the Bull documentary. The clip below is a little lengthy and NSFW (language). A little over half way through the HC of the team full on jumps a player and starts a fist fight:
|6 years 5 weeks ago||Everyone has heard the rumor||
I know it's fun to believe that these sort of familial scandals lead to Les Miles not being hired at Michigan, and I'm guilty of it too, but I really wish that this could just stop. Les Miles isn't our coach because Bill Martin didn't think he was the man for the job and Rich Rodriguez was/is. End of story.
|6 years 5 weeks ago||I really liked it. I didn't||
I really liked it. I didn't see him blatantly plugging USC or using it as a recruiting forum (though I could have missed something as I was only half watching) so he didn't seem out of line. Some of the back-and-forth between PC and Desmond at halftime was infinitely better than the normal Mark May/ Lou interactions we usually get.
Also, they had Lane Kiffin on Gameday as the guest picker for the SEC Championship game after UT's season was over and I don't recall anyone complaining.
|6 years 5 weeks ago||Herbie's Top 5||
Still a lot more balanced than Lou Holtzah's Top 5:
|6 years 5 weeks ago||Ugh||
Sweet compilation. I just wish the would have put the Manningham catch after The Unspeakable so it didn't leave a bad taste in my mouth.
|6 years 5 weeks ago||There's 4:29 left in the 1st||
There's 4:29 left in the 1st quarter and I have not heard "Tim Tebow" mentioned yet. C'mon Brent & Kirk if you ever want to be on CBS you have to get on the train.
|6 years 5 weeks ago||Zombie Nation was pretty||
Zombie Nation was pretty good, but I still considered them the #3 site behind BSD and NittanyWhiteOut. I'm looking forward to the new stuff at Linebacker-U. Thanks FA.
|6 years 5 weeks ago||Why is Herbie yelling at me?||
Why is Herbie yelling at me?
|6 years 5 weeks ago||What a run! Nicely done||
What a run! Nicely done Wolverines. Now, I think there's a football game on right now or something ...
|6 years 5 weeks ago||Clip|
|6 years 5 weeks ago||What's an MNC without a||
What's a MNC without a little controversy?
I don't think many consider 1925 (The team Yost called "The Greatest Football Team I Ever Saw") among our championship seasons.
|6 years 5 weeks ago||Does anyone else think that||
Does anyone else think that was an AWFUL timeout?
|6 years 5 weeks ago||SoFla||
I really hope we keep that South Florida recruiting going. I haven't seen any Pahokee kids on the board yet but there are a few names I've seen from the area that we're targeting for 2011:
WR - Kelvin Benjamin (Glades Central)
|6 years 5 weeks ago||... and Evan Royster is||
... and Evan Royster is staying at PSU. It's getting very cloudy in here.
|6 years 5 weeks ago||Seeing this in the Weds||
Seeing this in the Weds Recruitin' today definitely made me believe that this was inevitable so I guess it's good to get that final word. Hopefully Austin White is our RB of the future and he shows us some magic in the Spring game.