“The player development is the main thing I like (about Michigan),” Williams said. “You can see that they develop their players. They get them in the gym and they work them hard. And their hard work pays off.”
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Jeff Daniels||
So we didn't even have to tell him that Joshua Chamberlain (Jeff Daniels) lives a few miles outside of Ann Arbor, in Chelsea?
Or that on his way he can stop in Dexter at the grave of Jim Jeffords - a stop at the Wheatfield on the Gettysburg tour - died saving the company colors and was the highest ranking officer to die of bayonet wound.
Not to mention Custer & the Wolverines.
Choice makes sense. Maybe he already knew.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||So, Brian||
You kind of just invited Spencer Hall over... for charity?
|18 weeks 6 days ago||A "Plinko" version that is||
A "Plinko" version that is only 100% for 1 seeds vs 16s in the round of 64, but each step down in seed increases the influence of randomness?
|18 weeks 6 days ago||If there's a way to qantify||
If there's a way to qantify "resume" (best wins/worst losses), I'm thinking something like maybe kenpom, minus the two best wins & worst losses, weighting more for stats in the last 10 games (and even more for the last 5), with an increasing bias towards highers seeds after each round.
...and also, Michigan always wins.
|19 weeks 19 hours ago||Also||
Nearly identical kenpom odds to last year's team.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||This||
That wass some high-quality comedy. Perfect use.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Text yesterday morning from||
Text yesterday morning from fellow UofM alum:
"65 and sunny here in Sochi!"
NY/NJ and it looks like no one even bothered to shovel or plow anything this time around.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||(-1 for Evil Gypsy)||
This flippin' weather, man. First I fall and crack my iPhone... (/hathos)
|23 weeks 6 days ago||Cant see embedded video but||
Cant see embedded video but there's a large blank area. Don't know if embed worked. If not, link here:
...and someone please embed
|26 weeks 3 days ago||I miss magic pooping.||
I miss magic pooping.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Danke||
|27 weeks 6 days ago||Template?||
Many thanks Seth.
Is there an available spreadsheet template you have for doing this? Like you mentioned, I heard about this guy who learned a lot by doing these things and wanted to try my hand at it.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||Drawing a line||
Drawing a line chronologically through the Michigan dots may cause depression.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Really hope GRIII isn't out||
Really hope GRIII isn't out long term and that 2014 isn't just zombie-2013.
|32 weeks 4 hours ago||I went there and read it and||
I went there and read it and now am sad.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Not knowing it, I googled the||
Not knowing it, I googled the reference. Assumed it was the Clayton/Webster reference. Educational, but I'm still none the wiser.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||Tennis on hardwood||
Tennis on hardwood
|32 weeks 3 days ago||Spike Albrect, folk hero!||
Spike Albrect, folk hero!
|32 weeks 3 days ago||Lack of pep band is very||
Lack of pep band is very noticeable.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||Not just a shooter. Drink||
Not just a shooter. Drink
(Hey, It's past noon.)
|32 weeks 4 days ago||.||
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Want this shirt||
Also puns, was expecting 'Mini, Sorta' last week. But I hate puns.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||Could not have been more||
Could not have been more prescient?
|41 weeks 5 days ago||Man, I really wish we didn't||
Man, I really wish we didn't
|42 weeks 5 days ago||M - 36, Minn - 17||
M - 36, Minn - 17
|42 weeks 6 days ago||+1 (Literary) Also "Yes!"||
|43 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah, kid from Ypsi drops for||
Yeah, kid from Ypsi drops for Louisville and Michigan ahsn't offered yet. All sorts of things seem wibbly wobbly.
Noticed that rankings weren't mentioned for almost anyone save a reference to "fringe top 150" or the like or noted schools in competition for him. More info in this respect - evaluations, rankings, etc -. would help with better context. Seemed dreary but I also imagine a lot of this kids are decently prized recruits.
|43 weeks 6 days ago||No polo; I take as a||
No polo; I take as a testament to UMich.
Along with the E3W, the three major student-run papers on campus (sorry, 'Gargoyle'?) have developed great talents in many areas of the press.
Bacon can get quality interviews and articles that reach the WSJ, Times, NR, etc. in part because of accomplished Michigan grads.
It's not just turf donations and the Biz School. Go Blue.
|44 weeks 5 days ago||So...yay for Rutgers joining||
So...yay for Rutgers joining the B1G?
|44 weeks 6 days ago||Definietely interested in||
Definietely interested in hearing more about these issues. Or are they two parts of the same incident?
Are there articles on this kerfuffle or do either of you have more to share on the context for the like/dislike of his actions?
|45 weeks 5 days ago||M - 49; A - 0||
M - 49; A - 0
|45 weeks 6 days ago||Louis Nix's sense of humor||
Louis Nix's sense of humor FTW.
Tweet of the week of the day.
|46 weeks 6 days ago||M - 42, ND - 35||
M - 42, ND - 35
|47 weeks 2 days ago||Dollar to donuts the||
Dollar to donuts the selection for #98 will be annoying.
|47 weeks 3 days ago||Yay Adrian Witty (from||
Yay Adrian Witty (from Deerfield Beach, FL) with the INT for Cincy.
|47 weeks 5 days ago||M31 - C14||
M31 - C14
|1 year 1 week ago||Linked from the 5 year||
Linked from the 5 year anniversary thread.
Thanks to a blogger who is the worthy wordsmith of the school and team worthy of the prose.
|1 year 1 week ago||I thought I held out forever||
I thought I held out forever before joining the boards.
The offseason always feels like forever.
|1 year 1 week ago||Oh man, and Marques Slocum...||
Oh man, and Marques Slocum...
|1 year 1 week ago||I was in the student section||
I was in the student section in '05/'06 and saw a few guys with 'I [heart] [hart]' shirts and asked where they got them. They looked at me and said MGoBlog, as if I was the silly one.
I had to check it out and got to witness Tacopants, Robot Henne, and Lloyd Carr, poet laureate. It's been about 7 years now I guess.
Thanks Brian. A fan's fan.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Messiah DeWeaver is so||
Messiah DeWeaver is so immaculately named for a QB.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||We have a real MGoSleeper!||
We have a real MGoSleeper!
|1 year 4 weeks ago||The SI article says the||
The SI article says the online Academy has credibility: "But the reputation of National Connections, and the fast-growing digitalization of U.S. education, affords Eastern Christian a degree of insulation from skepticism."
But the guy who does this:
"Over the past decade, Sills had bankrolled an overhaul of the athletics facilities at Red Lion Christian Academy in Bear, Del. But administrators at that school became concerned that the football program was gaining too much influence, and the two sides parted ways last year. That led Sills to create Eastern Christian."
Makes me nervous.
One hand, yay for American industriousness finding solution to problems through being able to throw money at it. On the other hand, that problem is apparently a high school being too concerned about ensuring that education is a priority.
The casual lack of awareness in the reference "We've probably got 15 Blind Sides on this team." is cringe-worthy.
No doubt Sill's son will be fine regardless of the quality of his education. Hopefully Michigan can assure its ECA recruits the same.
But, we're all happy to have them aboard. Policy discussions of money, race, and privilege go elsewhere.
But really, Honey Badgers? A meme team? C'mon.
I've got a better idea: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolverine
|1 year 4 weeks ago||I was going to say, cue the||
I was going to say, cue the handwringing. A direct jump from athlete-student & online classes (however much this may be the future) to UMich could be daunting.
And since were speculating wildly and baselessly: a lack of please-marry-my-daughter character quotes plus few big offers and little attention from scouts could make dudes from the school decommit threats come next season when they (presumably) finally get that attention.
On the plus side, until reevaluations happen we have a legit MGoSleeperOTY candidate.
Having very little information is fun.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||SO close to 100....||
SO close to 100....
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Edit: double post||
Edit: double post
|1 year 7 weeks ago||All Together Now?||
It's a small group, and apparently some or all already talk. They could pull a 2013 version of that crazy weekend. I don't want to be mean, but we'd be able to see Ace meltdown in front of our eyes. It'd be fun.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||If Demens isn't using the||
If Demens isn't using the title anymore then maybe it's The Enigmatic Mike McCray.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Danke.||
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Can one get tickets? I||
Can one get tickets? I haven't been able to find any listings and don't want to take a subway out to Queens just to get turned away. I read something unreliable saying it was only open to families & guests of players.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||I love the idea that, on top||
I love the idea that, on top of a renewed 10-yr War with a strong OSU, with recruiting classes like this has the potential to be we could routinely be playing the good guys to Saban's Evil Empire in the national storyline.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Moving and cleaning, wishing||
Moving and cleaning, wishing I was on some porch in A2
|1 year 16 weeks ago||I'm sure it was meant||
I'm sure it was meant ironically?
|1 year 16 weeks ago||I think you got the date on||
I think you got the date on the titanic tweet wrong...
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Frieze||
This is a Frieze Building joke?
|1 year 16 weeks ago||M66 - S60||
M66 - S60
|1 year 17 weeks ago||That was haunting. A||
That was haunting. A teribble, terrible thing to have happen to him.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||WOOO!!!||
|1 year 17 weeks ago||HAIL!||
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Seriously, how improbable was||
Seriously, how improbable was that game?
|1 year 17 weeks ago||McGary is sub, has crazy||
McGary is sub, has crazy
|1 year 18 weeks ago||As weak as I think MSU and||
As weak as I think MSU and Duke are (as in not really, but not dominant), I really should have had someone other than Louisville coming out of the Midwest on 80% of my brackets.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||M86 - SD70||
M86 - SD70
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Revenge for real||
M74 - P64
|1 year 20 weeks ago||...ashes... ...ashes... BALL,||
BALL, YOU FALL IN THE F***ING BASKET
|1 year 20 weeks ago||M76 - P72 M70 - I68||
M76 - P72
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Wanted to see how long I||
Wanted to see how long I could watch that and still feel joy each time. Turns out the answer is a very long time. ...and counting.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Burke. so. hard.||
Burke. so. hard.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Drinking Jolly Pumpkin in||
Drinking Jolly Pumpkin in Brooklyn. From my home street to my new home street. Always makes a bad day better to see Dexter in NYC.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||No Polo||
Wasn't that going to be the thing to cut all this divisive inanity off before it starts?
|1 year 21 weeks ago||It may. But just like I can||
It may. But just like I can plaster over that hole in the wall, my liver can filter out the "toxins", and that baby panda will surely heal just fine - it's mostly superficial damage, but the scars will still be there.
Queme los Barcos!
|1 year 21 weeks ago||What's left of a bottle of||
What's left of a bottle of rye that was full at 8PM
|1 year 21 weeks ago||This is a very good||
This is a very good basketball team that also looks like it can get beat by anyone fielding five lucky golden retrievers
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Despair and drink Drink and||
Despair and drink
Drink and despair.
Y R U ONLY GOOD AT SOMETIMES BASKETBALL?
|1 year 21 weeks ago||DEATH||
How far away 18-0 seems now
Nothing is real
except the pain
Sucess is an illusion
Victory a cruel mirage
"False hope is worse than death"
I feels The Smiths coming on
|1 year 21 weeks ago||M69 - s60||
M69 - s60
|1 year 22 weeks ago||M76 - I72||
M76 - I72
|1 year 23 weeks ago||M86 - P59||
M86 - P59
|1 year 24 weeks ago||M69 - s60||
M69 - s60
|1 year 25 weeks ago||M82 - I76||
M82 - I76
|1 year 26 weeks ago||M87 - P60||
M87 - P60
|1 year 27 weeks ago||M77 - Minn73||
M77 - Minn73
|1 year 27 weeks ago||I feel really bad for Paul||
I feel really bad for Paul Tannous. Though, not quite as much as I feel for Antonio Bass.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Best wishes, happy trails to||
Best wishes, happy trails to the kid, but Hoke kick Webb's dog or something?
|1 year 28 weeks ago||I blame myself. They've won||
I blame myself. They've won every game I've seen. I was working today and missed it. QED.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Lewan Muppets!||
|1 year 28 weeks ago||M86 - O81||
M86 - O81
|1 year 31 weeks ago||M78-EMU58||
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Going to game||
Living in BK and want to catch the team at least once this year. I'm looking at StubHub for cheap tix (of which there are plenty) but hoping I can move up (or more center) to fill seats vacated by teams playing earlier. Anyone have reports about the Barclays Experience?
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Going to the game?||
I'm looking at StubHub for cheap tix (of which there are plenty) but hoping I can move up (or more center) to fill seats vacated by teams playing earlier. Anyone have reports about the Barclays Experience?
|1 year 32 weeks ago||M85 - WV69||
M85 - WV69
|1 year 36 weeks ago||NYC||
No one in NY cares about Rutgers, but as an alum in NYC I wouldn't mind turning games @Rutgers into de facto home games like @ Northwestern can be for the Chicago area fans.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Heh||
“What’s today? Saturday?"
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Another option: UMich VPN||
I'm trying to get the UMich VP to work for the live stream. Last week User 'dozzy' posted these instructions:
If you have a unique name, you can access the big ten network through the university. Follow the instructions bellow:
1) Download the UMich VPN client: http://www.itcom.itd.
2) Connect using the "All Traffic" profile
I hope that helps someone. I'm connected to the Alumni-Retireee VPN and trying to load the website but it isn't finding the server. I would love help if anyone has expereience with this.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||VPN Help?||
Using a Mc with 10.6's built in Cisco VPN client (as per the umich site's instructions). Connected and tried to open the link from our post but the page failed to load. Could it just be gameday traffic or is there more I can do?
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Kurgan?||
|1 year 49 weeks ago||So part of the search for a||
So part of the search for a resolution to the CIL issue?
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Quote||
He distinctly said "to blave." And, as we all know, "to blave" means "to bluff". So you're probably playing cards, and he cheated—
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Edit||
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Chicago||
Ace and Heiko in an old Crown Vic, police in pursuit: "We're definitely on Lower Wacker Drive"
|2 years 12 weeks ago||6 teams||
Was a plan like Brian's considered? I haven't seen other public discusion of a six-team playoff. Not that it would necessarily be the same thing. Just thought it interesting given it's the UofM AD throwing the number out.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||He must not think the charges||
He must not think the charges are serious enough to warrant a strong and coherent defense.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Email shot.||
If you haven't yet found a pair:
Have 3 tix from Section 7, Row 40. It's right at the bend in the stadium, just about on a line from the endzone. Great view. $70 is face value, ~$68 is the average for the section on StubHub for this game. Would take what you feel is fair, 1, 2, or 3 tickets.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||I have exactly 3 available||
I have exactly 3 available for the Minnesota game if still looking.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Whoops||
Didn't mean to duplicate the scheduling note. Was making sure I had my facts right before commenting.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Schedule typo?||
Also, the program appears to put the BYE next weekend, whereas http://www.mgoblue.com/sports/m-footbl/sched/mich-m-footbl-sched.html has it on the 22nd of this month with the NU and MSU games bumped accordingly.
Love the program. Second the stats request. Could do double-sided for duplex printers and add more info; make it a pamphlet. Basic is best, not sure what else to add (various stats & advanced metrics?).
|2 years 44 weeks ago||I get the AAU bit, but I||
I get the AAU bit, but I don't recall having a school of music being one of the criteria. Also: http://www.masongross.rutgers.edu/ = SMTD
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Manball?||
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Given that it was 11:30 and||
Given that it was 11:30 and by the end we were all exhausted, I was amazed how uniformly and willingly people stood up, olds and all.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Indeed||
Most of the Stadium was still full long after the game. I'm sure Brian will mention it and capture it better, but weall just wanted to be there and keep being there. All the good wasn't gone yet.
(To get a bit purple,) Kind of like the fog that started coming in after halftime that by the end was almost a haze.
Most of the students stayed for a postgame show that lasted until a quarter past midnight or later. This included a victory lap/on field interview for Denard.
By then lt sounded like even the announcer was caught up in it a little more than usual.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Was this David Brandon's evil||
Was this David Brandon's evil plot to get us to be a louder crowd?
I'll second that hearing Blues Brothers, even for so long, was great. It kept up energy during a break when previously it might have died. Key play from the 12th man. Everyone was pitching in.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Kennedy too?||
Did anyone see if the other #21 had the patch too? I assume there wouldn't be pictures. Maybe the 360.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Thank Rod for Roundtree||
Denard said he called for it. Roundtree never mentions it when twice asked about the huddle.
And now he uses "This is Michigan" as a verbal pause.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Wandering around Ann Arbor||
Wandering around Ann Arbor with free meat and beer. Anyone know a good place to hang out?
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Gibbons||
Tried google to find out why Gibbons doesn't seem to be wearing knee pads sometimes. The guy next to me in the stands pointed it out and I couldn't think of a similar case. Can someone elaborate?
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Indeed||
This stings like last years hockey tourney loss. More positive and hopeful, less spiteful, but a similar post-game message from the Blog.
This feels really bad, and a little all right.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||Blowout Muppets||
An awesome team effort.
Perfect day outside too. This is almost too good.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Had an apartment-mate that||
Had an apartment-mate that kept one in her room. Smells, horrible, craps everywhere, so very cute. And it 'flies'.
Anyway, yea, good story...
|3 years 29 weeks ago||Don't Worry, Be Happy.||
|3 years 29 weeks ago||Can we send a reply?||
Print this out and send it to Coach. He deserves to hear it over and over.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||And the extra point!||
And the extra point!
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Movie: Cool Hand Luke Song:||
Movie: Cool Hand Luke
Song: Since I've Been Loving You - Led Zeppelin
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Live Feed||
Do the guys doing the live feed know their mics are still live?
|3 years 41 weeks ago||263||
|3 years 42 weeks ago||The timing is about right||
Stacey Robinson, no relation
|3 years 42 weeks ago||Deep Passes||
Picking nits with a team that can score in seconds:
I would like some more confidence in the deep ball. I think UFR has been generous with rating Denard's accuracy, especially deep. If we're talking results-based charting, fine, it's working, so why worry? It would seem that hitting a receiver in stride as he's running away from you is a pretty basic throw. Not easy, but common. It is the essence of the deep ball, catch and run. Except for one from last week (that I may be dreaming up) where it was arced in ahead of the receiver (and maybe making him stumble?) I don't think we have that in Denard. Tate can, but bringing him in just to throw deep makes about as much sense as all the times last year Denard went in just to take a snap and run and get tackled due to obviousness. Not to mention instantly taking away our best weapon.
The deep routes are open, this much is abundantly clear. This even seems to be because of Denard. Having his feet in the game means any run fake create that much more space. No doubt it's being worked on. But right now it's more on the receiver to make the play, to slow down, to turn and contort, to come back to the ball, to lose valuable momentum, angles, whatever. It seems apparent that the reason they haven't been throwing it deep is because there are still accuracy issues that can't be solve by making easy passes.
YAC stats on catches made 20+ downfield?
|4 years 4 weeks ago||Landon's Goal||
Definitely takes some shine off. We had two dramatic come-from-behind wins and one uber-dramatic late goal that put us in the best position we could hope for: to top our group and put us in the one quarter of the bracket without a top tier team. Winnable games and hope is what we had looking forward but we lost with painfully quick goals that force one to watch for 2 full hours with overriding depression an anxiety; hope slowly dying and taking bits of humanity and restraint with it. That end definitely makes what it took to get there less bright, especially when it can be framed as a series of improbable gifts: fluke draw, fluke goal, a (fluky) bright shining path to the semis; and the end result was fun, yet very depressing.
|4 years 7 weeks ago||Yay!||
|4 years 17 weeks ago||FYI||
|4 years 17 weeks ago||Hijack||
Sorry to hijack this, but I was wondering about NYC UofM hockey bars. I'm familiar with the football bars but not sure they'll have the hockey game and not sure I want to hunt around. Last year there was one on 3rd Ave in the 20s that seemed faily packed but I've forgotten what it was and since this game needs satellite to view I was hoping someone could point me int eh right direction. The Alum Assoc. doesn't seem to have any info.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||Parents||
Your parents have to drive from four states away at the drop of a hat to please her parent's need to judge them? Yes indeed, they do deserve a better trip to A2 in the future. Best of luck man.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||Lighting||
While my memory remembers it looking really bad on TV (lots of red), I also seem to remember that it wasn't as bad under the press box/in the shade.
|5 years 18 weeks ago||Taking a moment to reflect on that list of tags||
angry michigan BLANK hating god, carson butler, charlie weis, mel kiper, nick sheridan, rich rodriguez, tim brewster, twitter, unverified voracity, wtf
oh, and panda
|5 years 18 weeks ago||Ship Burning / Thor||
What Brian, this (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonnagl/79072702/in/set-72157594161800561/) not good enough for you?
|5 years 20 weeks ago||Ford Field||
Can we expect the same kind of thing at Ford Field in 2010 (as far as being able to pick up extra tickets)? Wondering whether to enter the lottery for next year or not.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Wiki||
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Also||
It probably due to the size of the U and the proliferation of writing and arts grads. All those NYC and LA kids make good and spread the good word.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||Never mind the un-necessary snark...||
Yes, but could he punt as well?