and... i like them? I think I like them.
|1 day 5 hours ago||Everything||
Everything. Thanks, guys. You've given us a lot of memorable moments.
|2 days 4 hours ago||But you, MGoBender, HAVE to||
But you, MGoBender, HAVE to rep Michigan with the latest, trendy Wolverine threads.
|2 days 4 hours ago||Suspicious||
I've always thought of Magnus as "suspicious".
|2 days 7 hours ago||Hugs||
Maize and blue hugs to you and your family on a very tough day.
|2 days 8 hours 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.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Eastern?||
Still so strange to see the Wings logo in the Eastern Conference bracket. I like.
|2 days 12 hours 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.
|3 days 6 hours ago||Screen play?||
This was a screen all the way...correct?! Just look at the real estate if the RB can slip downfield.
|3 days 12 hours ago||Well done||
|4 days 4 hours 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.
|4 days 8 hours 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.
|5 days 11 hours 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.
|5 days 11 hours ago||I'm sure Jay Leno will cover||
I'm sure Jay Leno will cover this on the Tonight Show.
|6 days 9 hours ago||Iron Shiek||
I haven't seen the Iron Shiek post in awhlie, so there's hope.
|6 days 13 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.
|1 week 10 hours 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.
|1 week 13 hours 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.
|1 week 1 day ago||Hold me, NdT||
Hold me, Neil deGrasse Tyson. I'm getting very near to an event horizon.
|1 week 3 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.
|1 week 3 days ago||The ghost of Samuel Gompers||
The ghost of Samuel Gompers will haunt Pat Fitzgerald this year.
|1 week 5 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.
|1 week 5 days ago||Woo||
|1 week 6 days 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.
|1 week 6 days 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.
|1 week 6 days 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?!
|1 week 6 days 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.
|1 week 6 days 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.
|1 week 6 days ago||Would we have to share||
Would we have to share revenue with the rest of the B1G?
|1 week 6 days 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).
|2 weeks 7 hours 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.
|2 weeks 9 hours 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.
|2 weeks 11 hours 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.
|2 weeks 1 day 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!!!
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Cold-blooded mercenary||
Seth = cold-blooded mercenary. Soldier of fortune. All-around bad-ass. Consider yourself warned.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I'm in||
Best $.50 someone else ever spent on my behalf!
|2 weeks 2 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.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Well stated. I hate losing||
Well stated. I hate losing to a team that really didn't run an offense.
|2 weeks 3 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.
|2 weeks 3 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.
|2 weeks 5 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.
|2 weeks 5 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.
|2 weeks 5 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.
|2 weeks 5 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.
|3 weeks 5 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 $1,000 to watch the Michigan game?". My heart says yes. My wallet says no.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||DirecTV||
I'm flying away from home. I have DirecTV w/ DVR. I'll definitely record the game. I just need to find a way to watch the recording from afar. I know nothing about slingbox-type applications, but I'll have to do a ton of research in a short period of time.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||So sweet||
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Friday + NCAA Tourney = Happy||
Great day for a posbang.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Fuuuuuuuuuuuuu$%%#$@$@#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.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Great Danes||
The Great Danes are still alive! I love seeing #1 seeds puckering up late in the 1st half.
|3 weeks 6 days 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!
|4 weeks 3 hours 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.
|4 weeks 5 hours ago||+infinity||
Great read. Go Spike.
|4 weeks 10 hours ago||Such language.||
|4 weeks 11 hours 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!!).
|4 weeks 14 hours 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).
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Perfect fit||
Pearl back in the SEC is perfect. Charles Barkley must be happy.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I am disappoint. NEED MOAR||
I am disappoint. NEED MOAR DAKICH!
|4 weeks 2 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".
|4 weeks 2 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!
|4 weeks 2 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.
|4 weeks 2 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.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Top 10...||
...ended up right where we started (pre-season/early season rankings), but what a strange journey it was.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||In-depth commentary||
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Milwaukee||
Milwaukee. Show in force.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I have sneaky suspicion...||
...that you might be Max Bielfeldt
|4 weeks 4 days ago||But Doug Gottlieb just blamed||
But Doug Gottlieb just blamed it on a slippery ball!
|4 weeks 4 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.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||She's All That Open Thread||
I'm there in 5 minutes.
|4 weeks 5 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.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||This game glows||
Just turned on the MSU-NW game. I may find alternate programming. Things don't look pretty.
|4 weeks 5 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.
|4 weeks 5 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.
|4 weeks 5 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.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Ahhhh...Phoebe. This scene||
Ahhhh...Phoebe. This scene was life-altering for many young males. Well done.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||ESPN2?||
My DirecTV guide says the game is on the deuce...I think.
|4 weeks 6 days 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.
|4 weeks 6 days 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.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Hot shorts?||
|5 weeks 1 day 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...
|5 weeks 2 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.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||LIttle slot guy?||
Detroit Lions, let me introduce you to Jeremy Gallon in round 3.
|5 weeks 2 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.
|5 weeks 2 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.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Meh. I'll wait for the AP||
Meh. I'll wait for the AP poll to be released before I panic.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Woo||
|5 weeks 2 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.
|5 weeks 2 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.
|5 weeks 2 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.
|5 weeks 2 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!"
|5 weeks 2 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.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Griffin, Hunter||
Mike Griffin. Freddie Hunter. Graham Brown.
|5 weeks 5 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.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||#5 immortalized||
And well-deserved. Super athlete and super human being. I may shed a tear watching this ceremony.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Sic 'em Bears?||
|5 weeks 6 days 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.
|5 weeks 6 days 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.
|6 weeks 4 hours 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.
|6 weeks 4 hours 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.
|6 weeks 6 hours ago||I am very proud of you.||
I am very proud of you.
|6 weeks 6 hours 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.
|6 weeks 12 hours 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.
|6 weeks 22 hours ago||501||
501 Gateway Error
|6 weeks 22 hours ago||+1||
|6 weeks 22 hours ago||Hell, yes!||
Garde Thompson, meet Nik Stauskas.
Richard Rellford, meet Glenn Robinson.
Gary Grant, meet Derrick Walton.
This is so sweet.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||So, what's the deal with||
So, what's the deal with hospital food?
|6 weeks 5 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.
|6 weeks 5 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.
|6 weeks 5 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!
|6 weeks 5 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.
|6 weeks 5 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.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||McHorford||
We need to replace Morford.
|6 weeks 5 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.
|6 weeks 5 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.
|6 weeks 5 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.
|6 weeks 5 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.
|6 weeks 6 days 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.
|6 weeks 6 days 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.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Trap game?||
GTFO, Admiral Ackbar. Go home. We win. And we broke the interwebz. POSBANG TIME!
|7 weeks 7 hours ago||Levitating magicians||
I think we need levitating magicians BEFORE game time, not at half time. I love levitating magicians.
|7 weeks 7 hours ago||Sweet||
Kinda looks like Lord of the Dance.
|7 weeks 7 hours ago||Who are these guys?||
Who are these guys?
|7 weeks 22 hours 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!
|7 weeks 22 hours 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.
|7 weeks 22 hours ago||+1 for nuthuggers||
Every time. Automatic.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I'll take 45 degrees.||
I'll take 45 degrees.
|7 weeks 3 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.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||PIcs..||
...or it didn't. Wait. Nice pic. But why no speedo, Zoltan?
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Suomi||
Suomi. Just had to write it.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Are you stating beyond any||
Are you stating beyond any resonable doubt that the University of Michigan has fluffers on their payroll?
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Trail cam||
|8 weeks 1 day 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.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Beer lady? Them's fightin'||
Beer lady? Them's fightin' words, Yeezus.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Defensive help||
I was frustrated by Frank's ability to blow by our guys away from the rim. But what made me even more upset was that 'OMG there's a 7 footer dribbling toward the hoops from 19 feet out' happened more than once, but yet very little off-the-ball help materialized. He's a 7 footer....DRIBBLING! Even some semblance of defensive help could have pestered him enough to cause a turnover, dump-off, or made Frank feel slightly uncomfortable handing the ball in traffic.
I must admit that I've been very impressed by Kaminsky's development this year. He's a legit B1G player, and I never dreamed he would amount to anything other than a decent bench role player. Player development, man.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||DirecTV||
I've had both Dish and DirecTV. I have liked DirecTV much better than Dish, and that doesn't even take into account the NFL Sunday Ticket issue. Dish, though, was still far better than cable. FWIW, I've had numerous DVR issues with both satellite providers.
The only reason I have satellite is sports. I would love to drop everything and go to internet-based, a la carte programming. Sigh.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Co-op||
No need to call yourself a commie. Let's just call it a cable cooperative. A nice little co-op that allows us to avoid dastardly entities like TWC and Comcast. I'm onboard.
I just want a cheaper alternative to watch my sports. Without sports, I would be off the cable/satellite TV bandwagon in a heartbeat.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Exactly||
When our walk-on punter steps out of the shower in the morning, he better damned well be wearing a knee brace. I'm even advocating for a fleet of electric sit-down scooters to transport our players to class. Elevator use is mandatory because stairs are evil entities just waiting to rip apart an ACL. I have reached ACL panic mode.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||I think Magnus may also be||
I think Magnus may also be referring to the 2 dozen or so other people in this thread who have previously questioned our S&C staff and training methods. Another "WTF S&C?" question at this point seems, well, -1 redundant.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||New winter conditioning guidelines||
Do not run. Do not cut. Do not walk to class (ice slippage danger). Do not use stairs.
We'll have a well-atrophied team by early August, but at least our ACLs will be intact.
Get well, Jake.
|9 weeks 9 hours ago||No proof||
All rumor and conjecture. I'm not necessarily calling out Spurrier as a negative recruiter by referring to the old pot calling the kettle black expression (I have no proof of this), just the tone of his message that the SEC only uses positive recruiting tactics and doesn't resort to smearing other programs. SEC = pot. B1G = kettle.
SEC recruiting tactics (oversigning, medical hardships, overall sliminess) are over-the-top, and that cannot be denied. Spurrier calling out a B1G coach is laughable, especially if his intent was to smear the B1G entire conference as a negative recruiting bastion. Negative recruiting probably comes from coaches in all conferences at all levels.
|9 weeks 12 hours ago||Kettle.||
Pot. Black. Etc.
|9 weeks 22 hours ago||This is beautiful. Wish I||
This is beautiful. Wish I had more posbangs to give.
|9 weeks 22 hours ago||WIN! Stauskas could've pulled||
Stauskas could've pulled an IU move and dunked at the end. Good move not to.
|9 weeks 22 hours ago||That crowd bailed with over a||
That crowd bailed with over a minute left.
|9 weeks 22 hours ago||Kohl, Breslin, Value City||
Exorcising demons one road venue at a time.
|9 weeks 22 hours ago||Ross||
Passes up a 3 pointer and instead pulls up for a long 2 pointer. Not good decision making. I see why this OSU team has struggled at times this year.
|9 weeks 22 hours ago||1 AND....none||
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Gonna be rockin' at the Value||
Gonna be rockin' at the Value tonight. My gawd. Please never sell Crisler Center out to corporate sponsorship.
BTW, is there any time zone better than Central? Game time @ 8 p.m., asleep by 10:30 p.m. (11 a.m. football kickoffs suck ass, though).
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Your cheeks must be red.||
Your cheeks must be red.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Sisu||
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Missed game||
Missed the game due to travel..first one all year. Does this mean I should not watch the rest of the games? Superstitions and all. I'm very late to this bang, but would appreciate something positive before I go to sleep.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||How did you watch Michigan||
How did you watch Michigan football games on the Russian border in Mongolia? I don't think there is a Michigan-friendly sports-bar in the area. Maybe I'll check the Useful Stuff link above for verification.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||I'm a little surprised that||
I'm a little surprised that Yogi Ferrell didn't get a single vote in the AP poll this week.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Dude...just stop||
A Trey Burke team, plus THJ, plus McGary, went into State Colllege last year against a horrific Penn State team and lost. The B1G regular season was on the line. It was a huge game. And we lost. Hostile crowds, rigors of travel, etc. will bite a team in the ass at least a few times a year.
So we lost to what we all thought was mediocre Indiana team today. Your transitive property Northwestern shtick has played out. And in case you haven't noticed, Northwestern has beaten a few teams on the road in recent weeks.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Nothing! I intended to||
I intended to respond to a different comment way up in the thread. My bad. I love Yaks.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||^||
This. Plus little 3 point production from the good guys. We were bound to have a few stinkers from behind the 3 point line, but it hurts more when a struggling Tom Crean team does it to you.
Also, make FT's.
EDIT: Wrong response. My bad.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Right on, LG. We sucked, no||
Right on, LG. We sucked, no doubt about it. But IU played well defensively, and you cannot count on Stauskas to perform flawlessly every game. It just won't happen. You hope that others will fill in the void when your studs get shut down, but it didn't happen today.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Michigan or bust||
It would be Michigan or bust for me. I had a small-time taste of recruiting at the division II level, and I detested it even though it was so very tame compared to modern recruiting pressures at FBS schools. So I would probably be a Ferns or Morris early commit-type, then help with recruiting my future teammates. No shame in that route.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Did that 120 pound woman win||
Did that 120 pound woman win the wing eating contest at Assembly Hall? If so, that's SO newsworthy!
BTW, I enjoyed this time capsule. Much appreciated. And painful.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Should've added the "sarcasm||
Should've added the "sarcasm is sarcasm" line to my original post. Diebler was fantastic. Della Valle just looks goofy out there.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Yup||
Della Valle's Diebler rendition just went to hell on that dreadful airball. It was good while it lasted.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Della Valle||
Is he becoming a hairier version of Jon Diebler?
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Dekker||
Nice throw down rebound on a miss. Followed by a AND ONE by Della Valle. This game is getting crazy. Wiscy on a pace for 80+ points at the 11 minute mark in 1st half.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||This is so wrong||
The dribbler should NOT have helped up the flopper. Bad drill!
Seriously, though, I've never seen this as a warmup and can't believe a coach would have his team flopping on the floor in front of the refs before the game.
Taking a charge is a vital and difficult aspect of good defensive basketball. Flopping when breathed upon is not.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Michigan Tech Huskies||
I can't root for any other D1/FBS school. Besides UM, I'm an alum of an ACC and another B1G school. I just can't muster any feelings for these schools. I don't donate to their alumni associatons. It's just UM for me.
Now, on the D2 level, I root for the Michigan Tech Huskies whenever possible (excepting D1 hockey matchups with Michigan, of course).
|10 weeks 4 days ago||What a gauntlet||
Just defeated #12. Have to take on 4 top-10 teams in the near future. That is a gauntlet. Go grapplers.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Travel||
Seriously. Nice Kevin McHale multiple pivot foot AJ.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Spike.||
|10 weeks 5 days ago||DERP||
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Jump. Stop.||
|10 weeks 5 days ago||No more TO's||
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Morgan looked like Loy||
Morgan looked like Loy Vaught. Nice backboard kiss.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Please no OT||
Please no OT
|10 weeks 6 days ago||T. Johnson||
Terone Johnson has absolutely chewed us up in the past. We shouldn't lose to Purdue, but stranger things have happened. Someone's gotta bring their big boy defense against T. Johnson and things will be fine.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Sorry...I guess I felt the||
Sorry...I guess I felt the need to be smarmy today. It's probably a backhanded way of dealing with the heavy stuff making it to the board recently. I honestly didn't mean to rile you up, but I guess it's healthy for me to get called an asshole every now and then. The sex-with-a-goat reference -while hilarious to me - probably wasn't the proper route to take. I really don't hate the show with every fiber of my being...I just don't watch a lot of TV and am a little lacking in TV pop culture knowledge. The one time I happened to catch 15 minutes of it, I just wasn't very impressed, so I was never compelled to watch the show again.
I guess what made a lot of us get all smarmy was your claim that "like most of you...blah blah". Our collective assholishness can largely be blamed on being labeled fans of a show that we either hate or don't even watch.
But I agree the JEJ is kick ass. He truly rocks.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Like most of you...||
Seems like the robust statistical sampling method this is MGoBlog has refuted your initial hypothesis. I've watched this show exactly as many times as I've had sexual relations with a goat (once, and I equally regretted both incidents).
I do love me some JEJ, though. My 2nd favorite fellow UM alum, right behind Zoltan Mesko.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Sincere apologies,||
Sincere apologies, smwilliams. This was my gut instinct reaction, so we must be wired similarly. My best internet plagiarism filters didn't catch that one. I'll have my people contact your people to hammer out the best royalty deal possible to avoid further litigation.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Bo Ryan.||
My gawd. That's hideous.
Also, RobM should double his point total after this post. Pure gold.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||AND Nebraska! IN Nebraska!||
AND Nebraska! IN Nebraska! Teams just don't go into Lincoln expecting to get a "W" nowadays.
|11 weeks 9 hours ago||^||
I'm not a NASCAR fan, but I would totally watch a NASCAR race in slightly snowy conditions. Or maybe even the Tennessee Volunteers playing on a NASCAR track infield under snowy conditions.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Lake effect is fickle!||
Lake effect snow is so fickle. Marquette's totals might be down, but don't tell that to our friends in Houghton and the Keweenaw Peninsula. They got lambasted early in the year by nonstop lake effect snow. I think they're well above normal. But it's also nice to see the Lower Peninsula getting a legit winter...enjoy the white stuff (but drive safely).
|11 weeks 2 days ago||UW-Madison!!||
Mad props to another UW-Madison lackey! My morning class was caught in the cancellation crossfire, too. I'm mostly prepped for tomorrow, so I guess Thursday's class is largely ready and I can cross other things off of my to do list. Get yo'self a hot Mickey's Dairy Bar breakfast tomorrow in lieu of teaching.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||UP snow||
Traveled to the greater Marquette-Negaunee-Ishpeming metroplex last week and was impressed by the January snowscape. I know that the Keweenaw Peninsula and Munising to Grand Marais have been getting absolutely slammed this year. I miss U.P. winters. Stay warm, my friend.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||And on the other side of Lake Michigan..||
...gimme a posbang for 2 consecutive Wisconsin school days off due to the brutal cold! My kids are lovin' it...except in June when 2 additional school days may be added on.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||NCAA Tourney proven||
My gut feeling is that they are receiving a nice bump from their impressive tourney run last year to further legitimize this year's undefeated record. I'm not saying this is necessarily right, but going toe-to-toe with Louisville in the 2013 national semifinal game is definitely not hurting their ranking this year.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||The entire population of Iron||
The entire population of Iron Mountain, MI. And Steve Mariucci.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||You must be spent after that||
You must be spent after that performance yesterday. Mentally and physically spent. Remember to keep hydrated today.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||^||
Yup. My lip reading skills told me that he was upset about someone getting raked across the face hitting the nose.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Yup||
Appling's in great position, both feet set, outside the bubble. Charge for sure.
WHY NO FOUL CALLED?
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Doesn't Town know that UM||
Doesn't Town know that UM beat MSU tonight and no other collegiate sports news matters? Should've waited until tomorrow.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||JB goes ape-shit tonight||
Here's what I love about JB. He's always cool and under control. He only goes ape-shit when it's needed. And tonight he went completely ape-shit over a missed foul (I think). I guess what I'm saying is that I see a lot of other coaches constantly whining, shouting, cajoling the refs (see Tom Izzo). JB rarely does this, at least overtly. It was a pleasure to see him lose his shit on the sidelines tonight. He pushed it to the edge and did not get a technical, probably partially due to the respect he garners from the stripes.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Holy Shit.||
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Bang. Pos. Win.||
Bang. Pos. Win.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||+1 to Thomas Rawls for||
+1 to Thomas Rawls for transferring with utmost class. Best of luck to him in Mt. Pleasant.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||There's only one way to||
There's only one way to settle this dispute: Duel.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||How could he not like the||
How could he not like the prospects of working with both Saban AND Kiffin? That's a dream team. A rare combination of coaching smarts, warm personalities, and a long history of treating ALL players in their program with utmost respect and decency.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Spot on||
Yeah, Clark is a thick beast at his heigh/weight. Maybe I'm thinking more of Taco Charlton weight and frame (as you mention in your write-up) as a nice landing zone for him. Although, will Taco put on 50 more pounds in the next 2-3 years?! Or will the strength and fitness modis operandi be to sculpt him some more, add some strength, but not go all protein-shake, 10000 calorie die mode on him to bulk him up as quickly as possible?
|11 weeks 5 days ago||I'll be completely honest. I||
I'll be completely honest. I have a dreadful old couch that my dog has overtaken as his glorified dog pillow. It needs to be burned. I'm more than happy to perform a couch immolation on Saturday evening to celebrate a UM victory.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Not gonna disagree with you||
Not gonna disagree with you on that one. There is still a palpable, overt coastal bias, though, for a large mass of the U.S. population. When I moved to back to the Midwest (Madison, WI - a completely pleasant smallish college city) from the East Coast, I was greeted with an overwhelming collective "WTF are you doing!" reaction from most East Coasters. Weather played a role in their reaction, but there was also a strong undercurrent that nothing meaningful happens in the Midwest.
So here's to Dr. Schlissel and continued meaningful things happening in Ann Arbor during his hopefully fruitful tenure for many years ahead!
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Frame||
That frame looks like it can handle a lot more muscle mass. I would love to see a Frank Clark body transformation happen to this guy.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Hockey, luge, bobsled, biathalon||
Love myself the Winter Games. It fits my U.P. blood so well.
1. Hockey. Coming of age during the Miracle on Ice years does this to you.
2. Luge. Rocketing downhill on a glorified sled with runners is so kick ass.
3. Bobsled. Speed, wipeouts, the sounds of blades on frozen surfaces.
4. Biathalon. Kinda boring, but combining X-country skiing with guns is so....weird.
Honorable mention: Curling. Why am I so fixated on this sport?