Hockey pet peeve: "when a teammate tips a puck in on you, which is exactly how my first collegiate goal against happened. Thanks, Copper."
|1 day 4 hours ago||^||
Agree. Nice place. The only drawback I saw was the bloody railroad track through town/campus that had major freight trains going through at odd hours. But maybe Dee slept through it.
Anyway, good luck to Dee. Sure wish he would've sported the winged helmet these past few years.
|1 day 14 hours ago||23 minute latency?||
I don't understand why it took you 23 minutes to respond to this inquiry, WD. You're slowing down in your old age. That information should've been on the board in seconds. Midnight is no excuse.
|2 days 10 hours ago||Great stuff||
It's so freakin' great to see relevant football stuff again!
|5 days 6 hours ago||Welkom||
Welkom. In Dutch (I think). So excited about this "hello".
|6 days 2 hours ago||Stella night||
Stella Artois tonight. Too damp for a campfire, though. So it's just me, Stella, the wind blowing through the wet leaves, and my dog licking his privates very loudly.
|6 days 4 hours ago||Upvoted for gerund||
I've always had a crush on that word, but as an engineering undergrad, I never was given the chance to have a salacious fling with it during coursework.
|6 days 11 hours ago||She has some serious burst||
She has some serious burst with the ball. Nice job, Sam. Very impressive.
|6 days 12 hours ago||Camera angles: Nuss vs. Borges||
I'll blame the camera angle issues on the new OC. Nuss is taller than Borges, right?
|6 days 12 hours ago||But does she brew beer?||
But does she brew beer?
|1 week 5 hours ago||^^^||
This is awesome on so many levels. I had no idea about the legend of JMFJ's dad dancing @ Yost. The crowd must let him have the spotlight again when he returns.
|1 week 13 hours ago||That'll teach him.||
That'll teach him.
|1 week 15 hours ago||^||
Doyle Alexander was the key cog that gave us a chance at the playoffs in 1987. And remember that is was more difficult to make the playoffs in 1987 than in 2014. Th
Smoltz is one of very few examples - in recent Tigers history, at least - where a future HOF player was traded for a short term rental. Albeit, a very valuable short term rental.
|1 week 1 day ago||^^^||
OK, so I just advertised for the Keweenaw Peninsula. It's one of my favorite places to get away from it all. But I'll second the Caribbean vacation notion, specifically St. John. Gorgeous, rugged terrain, great hiking, few crowds on many beaches (I avoided the most popular ones and had amazing beaches all to myself). My tropical paradise. And no passport needed.
|1 week 1 day ago||Thompson + Knebel||
Kind of amazed we parted with Thompson. Both names are higher-level prospects. But it's win now, baby. DD never stands pat.
|1 week 1 day ago||Pure Michigan||
Keweenaw Peninsula. Fall. Magnificent.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Preparing for jet lag. Long||
Preparing for jet lag. Long flight tomorrow. I used to have my work travel plans organized weeks in advance, but I'll board the plane tomorrow not knowing how the hell I'll get to my hotel upon arrival. A nice POSBANG will help my mood as I prepare for stuffing my 98th percentile height body into a Delta economy class seat.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I just had one with dinner.||
I just had one with dinner. In Wisconsin. I also approve this message.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Orange||
Since I'm traveling to Amsterdam next weekend, I would really like NED to win this one. I can't imagine the excitement of watching the final match with the locals. If it happens, I'll have to find the proper shade of orange to wear (Syracuse? Clemson? Illinois?)
|3 weeks 2 days ago||He would look good in a||
He would look good in a 2014-15 Michigan hoops uniform. Sigh.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Woo. I think.||
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I never saw this one on||
I never saw this one on Thomas the Tank Engine.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I'll have an icy cold Molson||
I'll have an icy cold Molson Golden tonight to honor the Great White North.
|6 weeks 4 hours ago||Good get||
Great TE pickup. Welcome, Mr. Clark.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||RIP||
The top 80's hitters were Tony Gwynn and Wade Boggs. I hated Wade Boggs. I loved Tony Gwynn. He had the smoother swing and seemed like a nicer guy. RIP to the sweetest swing around.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Full Moon||
I'll show you my full moon if you posbang me.
|7 weeks 11 hours ago||Nick Swisher?||
Srsly? Nick Swisher as a representative professional baseball player at the top of his game? C'mon, now.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Moeller||
Mo seems to be a popular choice. I won't argue, especially for the price. He had giant balls as a coach, and was the perfect segue between the Bo and post-Bo era.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Banged||
My duties here are done.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Pangos||
JB was also in on Pangos. Eye for talent, indeed.
|9 weeks 15 hours ago||So dreamy. Sigh.||
So dreamy. Sigh.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||It might be a Band of||
It might be a Band of Brothers weekend for me. I've read the book 3 times, watched the series 4 times, and still get choked up every time. Amazing soldiers did amazing things to protect our freedom. Thanks.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks, SC||
Thanks, SC. I'll be in northern Wisconsin tonight (traffic permitting). I'll either sing your praises at 2 a.m., or will be sticking needles into my Space Coyote voodoo doll hoping to cause you major discomfort if this is a bust.
Seriously, though, there's nothing quite like staring up at the night sky. I need to do this more often. I appreciate the heads-up.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Markley Hall||
1992. You used to wear Zubaz like every day. I hated those things. You know who you are.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||You mean Gary Harris?||
You mean Gary Harris?
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Fail||
I call this a fail. It's not like Kyle Field was a hollow, soulless place before JM arrived. It's been a den of screaming Aggie lunatics for decades ('12th man' and all). Sure, the A&M stadium reno financing was helped by JM's on-field performance. But Kyle Field has been around since the early 1900's! Just name the new press box or a top-notch luxury suite after him and move on. Kyle Field is larger than Johnny Manziel. Much larger.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Word||
|10 weeks 6 days ago||I'm sick||
I'm sick, but I'm a trooper. I just banged everyone and am willing to be banged. Just cover your mouth.
|11 weeks 9 hours ago||You can't teach grit.||
You can't teach grit.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Maize Rage flaunting a||
Maize Rage flaunting a Ukrainian flag? Yeah, I like that thought.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Happy Mother's Day to all||
Happy Mother's Day to all MGoMom's out there. May your day be merry and bright.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||A posbang directly following||
A posbang directly following a Jim Tressel hiring thread? Seems like weird karma, but I'll take it. I need a good bang today...and a cold Oberon affer work.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||I cannot think of any sane||
I cannot think of any sane reason why this just happened. I really can't. Youngstown St. just jumped the shark.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Transfer vs. NBA||
Wouldn't it also be so completely weird for him to want a college degree? If he transferred to UM, he would sit out a year, work out like crazy w/ Sanderson, take a bunch of classes, play a year, then go to the NBA with...maybe...a UM degree (not sure how many WVU credits will transfer to UM, which would play a huge role in determining if he could graduate after 2 years at UM). That's kind of cool. It would be even cooler if he stayed for 2 years.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||PSL?||
Sure, they try to lure you with a $14/ticket plan. But read the fine print. I'm sure the PSL fee is somewhere in the $50 per year range. Nothing but price gougers down there in Urbana-Champaign.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Bastard||
|13 weeks 1 day ago||They should make him throw||
They should make him throw from second base. He has the range.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Barksdale?||
Meh. Ended up on the OL, and we didn't need any stinkin' help with our OL between 2007-2011.
You mentioned Devon Still. I had no idea that he was B1G D POY in 2011. Shows you how much I was paying attention. That dude flew under my radar.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||It has kind of a reverse||
It has kind of a reverse retractable dome look to it. I'm surprised a Hollywood-type hasn't used it for some post-apocalyptic movie set.
Overall, it's a quite depressing scene, especially combined with the giant parking lot sprouting weeds.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||But "stolen" makes for a||
But "stolen" makes for a better story. So, between MGoFriends, let's just ignore that little firing incident in St. Louis.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Can we handle good news?||
I think so. Welcome, Aubrey.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Never, ever||
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Yup||
Yup. All UM General Studies majors just don't care about school. You got me there. I don't have any witty retorts to out-logic your blanket statement about General Studies students. Now please crawl back into bed and have sweet dreams about diversified liberal arts education issues.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||He already has an undergrad||
He already has an undergrad degree from Michigan, so he did at least earn a degree at a "non-shit" school.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||This is why it's great to be||
This is why it's great to be my own boss. The perks are limitless, including the ability to shit in my pants as a knee-jerk reaction to the Mitch McGary news. BTW, I'm hiring.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||I just shit my pants. On||
I just shit my pants. On purpose. Happy Friday.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Sad panda||
Sad panda. Good luck, Mitch. Shit.
|14 weeks 16 hours ago||Mojo?||
To me, MoJo can only mean Mosher-Jordan Hall. I love the Gothic look (architecture buffs, feel free to correct my Gothic interpretation). App St. can never take that away from us.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Cold weather gear||
Also this: @Chicago, @ GB in the final two weeks. Bring your cold weather gear, Matthew Stafford.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||This is the year!!||
Amirite fellow Lions fans?!!
So hard to have pre-season optimism after getting flogged by "this is FINALLY the year" Lions expectations for my entire lifetime. And this feeling completely contradicts my "optimism or bust" mentality regarding the upcoming Michigan football season. Go figure.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||I believe.||
In all seriousness, I'm choosing to be optimistic in the off-season. Perpetual pessimism has been killing me, so I'm all in with the optimism. Blind optimism.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Feature game||
Feature game deserves a feature time slot.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||PSD tax deductible?||
Is this because they're considered a university "donation"? Even if it's a required "donation"? This has all probably been covered before, but I must've been glossy-eyed when PSD's were last discussed in any great detail.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Wow. Tea leaves seemed to be||
Wow. Tea leaves seemed to be leaning toward Dawkins. Or maybe we'll still consider both. I'm especially pleased to get a physical guard, especially if he can develop into a defensive demon. Welcome to Muhammad!
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Gremlin MUST be an insider||
Gremlin MUST be an insider who personally witnessed Gardner's complete lack of leadership in the locker room. Why else would a random internet dude state such a baseless claim? He's an insider, fo' sho'.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Posbang weather||
Absolutely posbang weather today in the fair state of Wisconsin. Might be time to open my first Oberon of the season.
EDIT: And when I say "posbang weather", I mean sunny skies with afternoon temperatures exceeding 50 degrees.
|15 weeks 11 hours ago||Transfer rule...||
I'm not sure what Jon' major is, but doesn't he have to enroll in a grad program that is not offered by UM? My question...is there any real enforcement of this rule (if this indeed a rule)? Or is a wink and a nod and "Welcome to the grad Hotel & Hospitality Management* dept, son. So sorry that Michigan didn't have what you were looking for, but you'll get a great education here!"
*Not intended to slight Hotel and Hospitality Management in any way, shape, or form. But I don't think UM has such a degree.
|15 weeks 11 hours ago||I will definitely tune in to||
I will definitely tune in to intewebz radio broadcasts this year to hear his commentary. Welcome back, Dan!
|15 weeks 15 hours ago||MGoSoftball Asian Tour?||
Will you tour have t-shirts available for purchase?! You gotta push merch on the masses.
Good luck on your journey. Work or play? Or both?
Also, cool app.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Everything||
Everything. Thanks, guys. You've given us a lot of memorable moments.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||But you, MGoBender, HAVE to||
But you, MGoBender, HAVE to rep Michigan with the latest, trendy Wolverine threads.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Suspicious||
I've always thought of Magnus as "suspicious".
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Hugs||
Maize and blue hugs to you and your family on a very tough day.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Thanks, man||
Thanks, Glenn. It was fun. I wish we could've had you for one more year.
Now, on to business. LIke THJ, the pre-draft workouts will make or break his status. Fingers crossed that he can perform at a high enough level to warrant a 1st round pick, especially with all of the early entrants rushing to the NBA draft door.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Eastern?||
Still so strange to see the Wings logo in the Eastern Conference bracket. I like.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Could not sleep||
Could not sleep last night, therefore checked MGoBlog. 502 Gateway Error prevented me from satiating my late night/early morning appetite. Therefore could not get back to sleep for worry that very bad things were happening in the MGoWorld.
We need a secondary communication network to assuage our collective fears under such circumstances, lest I run for the safety of my underground bunker and inadvertently eat my year-long supply of freeze-dried food in one night.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Screen play?||
This was a screen all the way...correct?! Just look at the real estate if the RB can slip downfield.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Well done||
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Was this for realz? Being||
Was this for realz? Being the interwebz and all, I just can't tell. And I honestly don't know where the Bo Pelini cat meme first started. It's all just so surreal.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Udoh = Amaker Big||
Amaker brought Udoh, not JB. I don't blame Udoh for transferring at all, but I think he could have thrived in JB's offense, too.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Sometimes it's better to be||
Sometimes it's better to be in at the end of a posbang. Everyone else is just so spent, while I have seemingly never-ending energy.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||I'm sure Jay Leno will cover||
I'm sure Jay Leno will cover this on the Tonight Show.
|16 weeks 12 hours ago||Iron Shiek||
I haven't seen the Iron Shiek post in awhlie, so there's hope.
|16 weeks 16 hours ago||Too soon||
Seriously, that series put a knife through my heart. I grew up watching the 80's version of the Wings pre-Yzerman. Those were tough years. To watch us incrementally improve through the late-80's and early-90's was heartwarming, until we built ourselves into an elite team and lost in the 1st round to some expansion team named the Sharks. But I digress. Congrats to Mike Babcock's crew for grinding out a very tough year, growing up with a lot of youngsters, and playing great hockey when it counts the most.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Quick, MGoBender. Remove||
Quick, MGoBender. Remove your CoE shirt and rock that Stauskas, McGary, or Robinson jersey. The more public support our players get, the more likely they are to ignore the obvious rubbish advisory advice spewed by the Undergraduate Advisory Committee. And maybe pass on a message to your dear friend Leo to do the same.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Some things are too||
Some things are too compelling...I just HAD to click on this thread. And now I wonder if I'm a better person for it. Only time will tell.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Hold me, NdT||
Hold me, Neil deGrasse Tyson. I'm getting very near to an event horizon.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Foreign trip restrictions?||
Can someone verify what type of restrictions there are on foreign trips like this...seem to recall that teams can only do it once every few years. I guess if annual foreign barnstorming tours become the norm, it could be construed as a major recruiting perk and an excuse to start practice much earlier than other schools (pure speculation on my part, but seems to make sense). And not every school can afford such a trip.
Anyway, I'm happy that we're heading overseas for extended pre-season experience. Plus, memories for a lifetime and such for the players.
EDIT: Answer to my own question is at UMHoops. Every 4 years. Makes sense since it was, like, 4 years ago when we last flew over the pond.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||The ghost of Samuel Gompers||
The ghost of Samuel Gompers will haunt Pat Fitzgerald this year.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Woo...Pos-bang!||
Hi, I'm here to have my anal glands expressed*! Or my pet's. Or something with anal glands.
*One of my favorite MGoBlog OT's evar. Thanks, Jeep, for reminding me of this epic moment in MGoBlog history.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Woo||
|17 weeks 7 hours ago||Well-stated||
Travis did some great things at PG, Ward had fleeting moments, Baston was a great complementary player and solid B1G performer. But, man. That class should've had some monster seasons bookended by the Fab 5 and Traylor/Bullock years.
|17 weeks 11 hours ago||Iowa||
But now I'm just nitpicking. Duke, Wisconsin, and Staee losses felt like blowouts at times. Your main thesis still holds, though. We didn't get blown out of the water in most losses.
|17 weeks 11 hours ago||^||
I remember watching Mo Taylor early in his freshman year in a Hawaii tourney (Maui?). Anyway, I was convinced he was going to be an All American after only a few minutes on the court. Size, skill, rebounding, a decent mid-range shot. What happened, Mo?!
|17 weeks 11 hours ago||The curl||
Sure, the Judge wasn't exactly known for his hustle and defense. But, man, he looked good doing so. Oh that hair.
|17 weeks 11 hours ago||Talley got PT||
Talley got lots of PT in the 90-91 season, pre Fab 5. That was the year of never-ending mediocrity. Talley, Tony Tolbert, D. Calip, Sam Mitchell, Easy E Riley, Rich McIver. A young Voskuil and Pelinka. That team had some talent, but just never put it together.
|17 weeks 15 hours ago||Would we have to share||
Would we have to share revenue with the rest of the B1G?
|17 weeks 15 hours ago||Arron Afflalo||
AA wasn't a bad pick, either.
I'm less than thrilled with recent Joe D. transactions, but I would be curious to see some sort of "hits vs misses" analysis of all NBA GM's (assuming I cared about the NBA).
|17 weeks 1 day ago||No||
Early-season day MLB games are kind of a special occasion. There won't be a TIgers open thread 160 more times this summer...unless they are undefeated going into the All Star break.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Samoa||
If I were to insist on an international venue, I would want it to open up new recruiting pipelines. The only consistent international place that produces football talent is...SAMOA! I, therefore, would play a game in Samoa.
I realize now, though, that this would not be considered a true international venue if played in American Samoa. So I'll go back to my regular daytime routine and quick wasting everyone's time.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||After Sanderson works his||
After Sanderson works his magic on him for a year, I think DJ will be a very solid contributor. It would be great to redshirt one of the Wilson/Doyle combo, but we may need bodies next year.
I'm less impressed by the dunk highlights (6'9" with 7'+ wing span *should* be able to dunk well!) than I am with other film that shows a decent outside game that could make him a tough stretch 4 matchup. Or a 3 that can consistently shoot over the top of shorter wings. But he does show decent athleticism on the dunk-a-thon video, so that's always good to see.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||That cat mug was a travesty||
That cat mug was a travesty that had to be dealt with. I'm surprised it took so long for the NCAA police to confiscate it. VIVA EL/LA NCAA!!!
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Cold-blooded mercenary||
Seth = cold-blooded mercenary. Soldier of fortune. All-around bad-ass. Consider yourself warned.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||I'm in||
Best $.50 someone else ever spent on my behalf!
|17 weeks 3 days ago||#44||
I would've been tempted to foul #44 if he got the ball with more than 5 seconds left in the game. He was sub-50% from the FT line. I would've sent Horford and Morgan in the game to increase our rebound chances, then called an immediate time out to draw up a game-winning offensive play after gathering the rebound (as stated by BlueKoj, though, Kentucky still had a great chance to get an offensive board on a miss).
Alas, this scenario didn't happen. The next best thing happened...Kentucky got nowhere near the rim on the last possession and were forced to take a beautifully defended 3 point attempt. No regrets.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Well stated. I hate losing||
Well stated. I hate losing to a team that really didn't run an offense.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Enjoyable ride||
I'm currently in a very depressive post-loss mood...this game could've been ours with a few more defensive rebounds. But when I take a second and think a little deeper, what an enjoyable ride it's been this season. Never in my wildest dreams did I think 15-3 in the B1G was possible after starting 6-4 and losing Mitch. This team came together like no other, and they could beat anyone in the nation on any given night. Kentucky outmuscled us today, and J Mo's foul troubles certainly played a role in the manhandling, but I'm still proud of the guys today. They fought like hell.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||#1 draft pick background||
OK...I don't follow the NBA at all. I was once a Pistons fan years ago, but just don't follow it with any regularity. But I'm confused and need clarity.
I *think* next year's #1 pick is related to the Ben Gordon trade, right? So Joe D. unloaded Ben Gordon and a #1 pick to Charlotte for Corey Maggette and cap space?! And part of that cap space was used to pick up Josh Smith as a free agent?!
Please somebody tell me that what I just outlined is woefully incorrect.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Fine...2nd Team Kaminsky bet||
Wisconsin played good, fundamental team "D" in the pre clutch and grab years. Their ability to slow opponents down by doing the touchy-feely stuff definitely helped. No doubt about that. But Bo Ryan's mantra has always been about team defense. I think the Wisconsin program has been appropriately bathed in sound defensive philosphy going back to the Bennett years.
As for McGary's injury, I completely agree that he would've been a contender for B1G 1st team status, and Kaminksy is the 1st person booted of the 1st team under those circumstances. But I still would've taken the bet for Kaminsky to make ANY B1G team this year. That dude came outta nowhere with a lot of hard off-season work and coaching...much like Caris.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Friday posbang....||
....buzzkill. I think I'll go back to the posbang thread and linger for awhile to bathe in its unbridled positivity.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Wisconsin destroyed Baylor||
Wisconsin destroyed Baylor yesterday, so this celeb drop-in was well-deserved. I'm sure Aaron was impressed.
I know this site spews a lot of Bo Ryan hate (much of it rightfully deserved). But I can't help but be impressed by a few things this year:
1. Wisconsin still thrived in a brave new world where clutch-n-grab fouls were (supposedly) a referee focal point, and we always collectively proclaim that Wisconsin will suffer for their clutch-n-grab sins come NCAA tourney time. Not this year. They have played to expectations (#2 seed should make the Elite 8, right?).
2. Frank Kaminksy. I would've gladly taken your $20 pre-season bet where you boldly proclaimed that Frank Kaminsky would be a 2013-2014 B1G 1st Teamer. Bo Ryan continually develops players. Go back to those Mike Wilkinson-led teams in the 2000's to trace a path of consistent player development.
3. This was probably Bo Ryan's worst defensive team in awhile, but they seemed to have righted their defensive lapses. They played great team D yesterday.
Enough of my temporary Bo Ryan love fest. I still think he's the devil incarnate.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Remember when this was our||
Remember when this was our biggest NCAA tourney exclamation point in about 15 years? Thanks, Stu. That was an epic beatdown. I'll posbang to that.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Just checked into it...||
Flying my entire family, so we could leave on an earlier flight for an additional $250/ticket. I'm now faced with the horrible decision of "is it worth $1,000 to watch the Michigan game?". My heart says yes. My wallet says no.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||DirecTV||
I'm flying away from home. I have DirecTV w/ DVR. I'll definitely record the game. I just need to find a way to watch the recording from afar. I know nothing about slingbox-type applications, but I'll have to do a ton of research in a short period of time.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||So sweet||
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Friday + NCAA Tourney = Happy||
Great day for a posbang.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Fuuuuuuuuuuuuu$%%#$@$@#k||
Flight departure: 4:55 p.m. ET
Flight arrival: 7:55 p.m. ET
Flight Wi-Fi: N/A
First time I'm flying Southwest Airlines in over a decade, and the stupid plane that I'm scheduled to fly on is currently listed as Wi-Fi incapable. The kicker...I'm flying out of Milwaukee. I will be within minutes of the Bradley Center (or whatever corporate name it is today) near tip-off, and won't be able to catch the game. Not a happy camper today. Maybe it's time to look for alternative flight arrangements.
|19 weeks 8 hours ago||Great Danes||
The Great Danes are still alive! I love seeing #1 seeds puckering up late in the 1st half.
|19 weeks 8 hours ago||Just tuned in to this thread...||
...and didn't expect to be so demoralized. This is must win time. C'mon, guys. Let's get it done!
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Once in a lifetime run||
Once in a lifetime run under once in a lifetime circumstances.
That team was so stacked, but players like Mark Hughes and Mike Griffin played key roles to move that team forward. Loved those guys.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||+infinity||
Great read. Go Spike.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Such language.||
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Be careful not to venture||
Be careful not to venture into a Wofford-friendly bar in Milwaukee. Bad things will happen. :)
Since this is Badger/Marquette Univ. territory - and the Badgers will be playing in Milwaukee - be prepared for a few "Ann Arbor is a whore" rants. That's about as bad as it gets for me living in Madison while wearing Maize and Blue on a regular basis (except when some drunk UW students tried disrobing my UM shirt after the infamous Mallet-Max Martin-Henne and Hart are hurt game in the mid 00's...this was after a Badger victory!!).
|19 weeks 1 day ago||...Gary Harris who played||
Harris, according to Doug Gottlieb, struggles against Michigan. Seriously. Doug Gottlieb uttered these words on the air. This is why I like recording games on the DVR and fast forwarding through all extraneous stuff (like commercials and Doug Gottlieb).
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Perfect fit||
Pearl back in the SEC is perfect. Charles Barkley must be happy.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||I am disappoint. NEED MOAR||
I am disappoint. NEED MOAR DAKICH!
|19 weeks 3 days ago||I was wondering about this.||
Being non-Irish, I've often wondered if it was properly spelled with double-T's or double-D's. I guess I've been too lazy to google it. Also, I just said "double-D's".
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Maybe it will be TV presser...||
...for Fox/Nat Geo extending the Cosmos series for a full 22 episode season. That news would be HUGE!
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Happy St. Patty's Day||
Am I supposed to have warm and fuzzy feelings for Notre Dame today? Because I don't. I hope that doesn't make me a bad person.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Exactly||
Part of the long, strange journey was losing our perceived #1 returning player to injury during the season. It's quite amazing that we ended up a top 10 team after struggling in Puerto Rico during November. Simply amazing.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Top 10...||
...ended up right where we started (pre-season/early season rankings), but what a strange journey it was.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||In-depth commentary||
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Milwaukee||
Milwaukee. Show in force.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||I have sneaky suspicion...||
...that you might be Max Bielfeldt
|19 weeks 5 days ago||But Doug Gottlieb just blamed||
But Doug Gottlieb just blamed it on a slippery ball!
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Context is everything here,||
Context is everything here, so thanks for the entire quote. Bo obviously didn't want someone who already had one foot out of the door to another institution coaching UM. And the rest, as they say, is history.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||She's All That Open Thread||
I'm there in 5 minutes.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Hi||
I'm here to talk about seeding and drinking.
Seeding: I don't know how the hell the committee will disentangle the mess on top.
Drinking: I am not currently drinking, but hope to consume some leftover Founders in my fridge. Or I may fall asleep watching MSU-NW.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||This game glows||
Just turned on the MSU-NW game. I may find alternate programming. Things don't look pretty.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Thx||
Thanks, Ace. DirecTV still had it listed on ESPN2 this a.m., so I set my DVR for both ESPN and ESPN2. Guess what...my DVR apparently seized up, so nothing recorded. I went into full electronic blackout mode at work and was clueless about the game outcome, got home in the early afternoon ready to watch and SAW NOTHING. So frustrating. Lessons learned? Don't trust my DVR. Lesson #2: skip work and head to a local watering hole to watch the game.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Hands = mental issue?||
I hope that his drops are concentration/mental than an issue with his hands. He did catch 80+ balls a few years ago, so he's proven the ability to be a prolific pass catching target. I still think he's a fairly reasonable option at $4 mil/yr.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||His hands are sometimes||
His hands are sometimes suspect, but he's a great blocker. One of few TE's that act as a legit 6th OL AND pose a receiving threat. As a Lions fan, I'm good with this signing.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Ahhhh...Phoebe. This scene||
Ahhhh...Phoebe. This scene was life-altering for many young males. Well done.
|20 weeks 4 hours ago||ESPN2?||
My DirecTV guide says the game is on the deuce...I think.
|20 weeks 9 hours ago||I enjoyed this...||
3 MOAR YEARS!
I was initially hoping that he might be a C.J. Lee/David Merritt type by the time he's a junior and give us some valuable on-the-court minutes. But I have to admit that I kind of don't want Dakich to develop as a hoops player. It would be a shame to see him pulled away from the bench at critical junctures in the game.
|20 weeks 11 hours ago||Go Pirates...||
Pirates don't care about jinxes.
Also, ISU down 3 against KSU with 9+ minutes left.. Probably doesn't matter much at this point, but I would love to see ISU make a run in their tourney.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Hot shorts?||
|20 weeks 2 days ago||My cat currently won't shit||
My cat currently won't shit in the litter box. Anyone have any good stories of Wolverine athletes who wouldn't shit in the toilet? On second thought, maybe keep those stories close to the vest...
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Goggles||
Agree. I might have maize and blue goggles by declaring Gallon a 3rd rounder, but I think he'll get drafted in the lower half. I think.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||LIttle slot guy?||
Detroit Lions, let me introduce you to Jeremy Gallon in round 3.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||I swear I wrote this ^^||
Like thousands of multi-decade Lions fans, you share my EXACT feelings. We could be a 10 win team next year, or a 10 loss team next year. But we're stuck in perpetual parity purgatory, unless we can strike gold with a few lower round draft picks and/or lower tier free agents that suddenly blossom. Glimmers of hope were the OL outperforming expectations last year, including contributions from undrafted FA's (Waddle). But until Stafford matures (mechanics and such) AND the DL dominates on a consistent basis, we're nothing more than a mediocre team in a league filled with mediocre teams.
That said, I wish we would've gone through our horrible, horrible stage (0-16) in the past 1-2 years to reap the benefits of the newish rookie salary structure.
Sammy Watkins? That selection might marginally tingle my football loins. Just like Andre Ware marginally tickled my football loins in the early '90s. Please, someone, tickle my football loins.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Slight Lunardi nitpick||
I thought it was standard practice to misspell Loonardi's name as much as humanly possible, since, I guess, a lot of people apparently don't like Lonbardi's prognostications. I, myself, don't follow Ludnardie very much, so I'm not really familiar with his schtick.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Meh. I'll wait for the AP||
Meh. I'll wait for the AP poll to be released before I panic.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Woo||
|20 weeks 3 days ago||There are at least 3 on this||
There are at least 3 on this board living in/near Madison, so take that into consideration when you hope for Milwaukee. We will be loud. And we can flip Bo Ryan the bird on the road to Milwaukee.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Worst case scenario||
Tom is indeed unhinged and quits after this year to his hobby farm north of Iron Mountain. The MSU AD glances at Lincoln, NE and thinks "that Miles guy did a bang-up job this year". They hire Miles, and now we're faced with the connundrum of having to hate the one opposing B1G coach that we kinda like and respect.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||GRIII...not blue-chip recruit||
I hate it when shallow analyses are thrown around like "UM was blessed with such great talent...any bozo could've coached that team to a B1G title." Sure, GRIII was a potential 1st rounder, but he was not a blue-chip 5 star recruit when he committed to UM. Neither was Burke. Neither was Hardaway. So we lost 2 1st rounders who were ho-hum 3-star type recruits. That is great player development and great coaching.
Miles has done a great job with Nebraska this year, but - maize and blue goggles be damned - JB deserves it for wreaking havoc on a tough basketball conference and winning outright by 3 games.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Omaha?||
Lincoln! Lincoln > Omaha (at least in my opinion for college town atmosphere). But your point is still valid. Nebraska's hoops history has been less-than-stellar, so attracting top talent to Lincoln might be difficult, except for "WOW! TV's IN THE BATHROOMS!"
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Sprinkles of 1-3-1||
I really think sprinkling in the 1-3-1 has spurred us to a handful of wins. This zone has been active and disruptive in recent weeks. I think it was the 2nd half key in IU win.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Griffin, Hunter||
Mike Griffin. Freddie Hunter. Graham Brown.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Spring forward?||
Not even losing a precious hour to the daylight savings deities can suppress my positivity. Bang on, I say!
Happiest of Fridays to all.
|21 weeks 7 hours ago||#5 immortalized||
And well-deserved. Super athlete and super human being. I may shed a tear watching this ceremony.
|21 weeks 10 hours ago||Sic 'em Bears?||
|21 weeks 15 hours ago||Word to MGoBrewMom. It was||
Word to MGoBrewMom. It was a wild ride based on a false premise that Chris Webber was playing by the rules. I love Juwan. I appreciate Jalen's passion for UM. Jimmy and Ray were solid 4 year players and a huge part of that crazy experience. I personally cheered those years in Crisler as a student. But I just can't conjure up good vibes of that era due to the dismal death spiral it caused to our hoops program, and this ultimately colors my final opionion of that era.
|21 weeks 15 hours ago||The 90-91 season was long and||
The 90-91 season was long and tough. The TRUE Michigan student hoops fans endured that year in good spirits. I had a blast cheering for a frontcourt that consisted of:
Rich McIver (sweet hairdo)
Sam Mitchell (smooth, but inconsistent)
McIver and Mitchell would soon transfer. Sigh. That was a young and innocent team in the young and innocent times before the Fab 5 craziness.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||I've heard it, and it never||
I've heard it, and it never ceases to give me chills. The early 90's Wings-Leafs playoff series iced it for me...I love O' Canada.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Yup. Student section should||
Yup. Student section should be all over this one. Learn the words, students. Sing your hearts out in honour of Canada's native son. I think it would be the perfect antidote to the USA chants he's endured.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||I am very proud of you.||
I am very proud of you.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Mid-life crisis age||
I'll cheer heartily during the BTT, but I'm not passionate about it. It would really only matter to me if (a) we were a true bubble team and needed to make a BTT run to squeak in the NCAA's or (b) if we lost a #1 seed due to a 1st round flop in the BTT.
Tirico and Dakich hit on this point during yesterday's telecast (BTT vs. other conference tourneys). I did a grad school stint at an ACC school, and I loved the pageantry of the ACC tourney. It was magical. But I don't feel that way yet about the BTT and wonder if I ever will. I take great satisfaction in a grind-it-out B1G regular season championship.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||O Canada?||
Has the Maize Rage serenaded him with "O Canada" yet? That would be pretty sweet to do against IU, especially if it is his last Crisler game. Brings tears to my eyes, that national anthem.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||501||
501 Gateway Error
|21 weeks 2 days ago||+1||
|21 weeks 2 days ago||Hell, yes!||
Garde Thompson, meet Nik Stauskas.
Richard Rellford, meet Glenn Robinson.
Gary Grant, meet Derrick Walton.
This is so sweet.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||So, what's the deal with||
So, what's the deal with hospital food?
|21 weeks 6 days ago||UVU||
Since I hadn't heard of UVU before this brawl, 1000 apologies to you for not knowing about your home turf better. I did some quick research...over 30000 students enrolled?! Much bigger than I thought. Have they been D1 sports for a long time?! How long in the WAC?
Additional research has since revealed to me that Noelle Pikus-Pace was a track and field star for UVU.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||This information also refutes||
This information also refutes my earlier theory that the ball-thrower was hurling it at someone who probably deserved to get a ball thrown at their private parts. The internet has thoroughly enlightened me about UVU and the ball throwing victim in this case.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Good catch||
I did see "Wolverines" plastered on a banner in that clip. Bastards. There hasn't been a wolverine spotted in Utah Valley in over 300 years!
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Utah Valley?||
The main thing I learned from this link was that Utah Valley even existed. I seriously had no idea that they were a D1 team.
Other than that, this was a stupid situation all around. Sounds like NMSU's coach will take disciplinary action, at least from the quotes I saw. As much I would love to hurl the ball at many annoying players' private parts who probably deserve it, restraint must rule.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||The year before (2005-2006)||
The year before (2005-2006) was, to me, the biggest disappointment of the Amaker years. Horton + the lineup you just listed should have been an NCAA tourney team. And Graham Brown, too? And Chris Hunter? Yeah...2005-2006 was hugely disappointing.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||McHorford||
We need to replace Morford.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||You'll be up to 182 lbs in no||
You'll be up to 182 lbs in no time. South Quad dorm food will do that to you.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||A word of warning to those||
A word of warning to those who want to donate ACL's to our beloved university. I offered my ACL as generous alum support to the Michigan football program, but was told that I wasn't a cadaver.
Get well, Jake. I wish my ACL was helping you.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Low single digit highs||
Low single digit highs up north this weekend, so I'm debating whether to stay home or venture into the woods and ride the trails. It's a win-win. If I dont' go, I'm gonna hunker down and watch me some hoops, drink me some beer, and GET BANGED!
Happy weekend to all.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||This event might be the best||
This event might be the best money ever spent to pull a hamstring. I wish I was local enough to partake in the fun.
|22 weeks 15 hours ago||Spouse from greater C-bus area||
Both UM alum. She used to stress out when my car laden with block M's would be left out on the street, but nothing ever happened. Only occasional snide remarks from neighbors. This was in the 90's when we repeatedly steamrolled over highly ranked John Cooper teams, so maybe that had something to do with my vehicle leaving C-bus unscathed. I've gone there over 20-30 times with nothing horrible happening.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||I was kinda hoping Nebraska||
I was kinda hoping Nebraska would sneak into the tourney with their good conference record. This loss really hurts. They need to win out and win a couple in the B1G tourney.
But, like you say, it increases JB's coach-of-the-year chances. I think JB gets it with the job he's done.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Trap game?||
GTFO, Admiral Ackbar. Go home. We win. And we broke the interwebz. POSBANG TIME!
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Levitating magicians||
I think we need levitating magicians BEFORE game time, not at half time. I love levitating magicians.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Sweet||
Kinda looks like Lord of the Dance.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Who are these guys?||
Who are these guys?
|22 weeks 2 days ago||48-43 Wiscy||
Wisconsin is strangling IU in the 2nd half. And they still haven't unleashed Kaminsky. Take the shackles off, Bo. Unleash Frank!
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Congrats||
May your years in Ann Arbor be full of higher learning - mixed in with occasional fun! It won't be easy, but well worth the sacrifice.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||+1 for nuthuggers||
Every time. Automatic.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||I'll take 45 degrees.||
I'll take 45 degrees.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||"We're even"||
Tom Izzo after the illegal screen call. No, Tom. We're not even. We're 2-0 against you this year.
Positively bang me.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||PIcs..||
...or it didn't. Wait. Nice pic. But why no speedo, Zoltan?
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Suomi||
Suomi. Just had to write it.
|23 weeks 3 hours ago||Are you stating beyond any||
Are you stating beyond any resonable doubt that the University of Michigan has fluffers on their payroll?
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Trail cam||
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Best OT post ever||
This may be my favorite OT post ever. I'm nerdy like that. Thanks, SC.
Cool wolf story, bro: I was driving back home to Wisconsin from the U.P. in February. 2 large wolves passed about 100 yards in front of me near Crystal Falls, MI. I slowed down. 2 more large wolves were just emerging from the trees. I stopped. We shared an uncomfortable stare for more than a moment. I raised my fist in the air (a la Fantastic Mr. Fox), and drove off. Pure Michigan.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Beer lady? Them's fightin'||
Beer lady? Them's fightin' words, Yeezus.