the season has truly begun now
|2 weeks 21 hours ago||Brian wins||
There was a moment when I thought maybe Ace, but no. Brian wins, IMO.
|46 weeks 12 hours ago||38-10, M wins||
38-10, M wins
|46 weeks 6 days ago||29-11||
29-11, M wins.
|50 weeks 22 hours ago||29-11.||
|50 weeks 3 days ago||Famines aren't funny||
As usual, I enjoyed the post and appreciate your good work. But you'll have to excuse me as using this as the one opportunity to get this off my chest. The “Where was the ‘Luck of the Irish’ during the potato famine?” sign struck me as being in very poor taste. When I saw that I just thought, "Wow, way to make everyone watching Game Day think Michigan fans are just a bunch of dicks." And I'm a long way from being a sensitive PC cop.There were complicating factors to the potato famine, most importantly serious repression by the English, which make that kind of joke closer to "Where was the luck of the Jews during the Holocaust?" than something funny.
|52 weeks 7 hours ago||Way too many posts to see||
Way too many posts to see what's been called already. So...40-3, M.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||I am a poor freezingly cold||
I am a poor freezingly cold soul
|1 year 51 weeks ago||He's much better||
Calling a blogger as good as Brian a journalist would be an insult to Brian.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Darrell Funk is tall.||
Darrell Funk is tall.
|2 years 1 week ago||Wilson's looked good||
As a resident of western Washington I do my best to care about the Seahawks (I don't always succeed). I've watched every Seahawks preseason game and Wilson has looked real good. But I'll be surprised if Flynn isn't the starter once the season starts.
|2 years 1 week ago||Two comments||
Pretty sure they didn't have an 11-1 season. I think it was officially 0-12.
|2 years 1 week ago||I like it||
But it has exposed Ace as a Michigan-hating troll/mole. It took until, what, like the 18th round for him to draft a Wolverine, and he only took Campbell because he had to take a NT and all the others were taken. And he ripped on Heiko (or Seth) for drafting Barnum, who is awesome.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Love Subarus||
We have an '08 Forester XT and it is simply amazing in the snow. I also have a 4x4 F-150 and when there's a ton of snow on the ground I'll take the Forester over the truck--absolutely no question. The Subaru is just about unstoppable.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||That is the greatest GIF of all time||
My favorite by a mile.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||That's a different issue||
The school stopped retiring numbers a long time ago.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Either she's tiny or Fullers standing up-slope||
Fuller is supposedly 5-11. Kenney is supposedly 5-4. Not sure what's going on here, but she sure looks quite a bit more than 7 inches shorter than he is. She should go to the Doug Karsch school of making-yourself-look-very-tall-during-interviews.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Never stayed in Pasadena||
I've been to a few Rose Bowls and never stayed anywhere near Pasadena.
Also: Eugene and its surrounding towns have hotels. I went to the Oregon v ASU game last year and we got a room about 4 miles from the stadium without much trouble.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Absolutely||
I'm practically floating with euphoria right now. That is hands-down the funniest thing I have seen in a long, long time.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Have someone else to help||
My son's first game was when he was 11 months (unless you count the game when my wife was 8.5 months pregnant), 2009 ND (Mathews caught the gsme winner about 12 feet from my face). His second game he was 23 months, 2010 UCONN. Both games he fell asleep and both games my wife took him out of the bowl to sit in the shade. That was vital. I wouldn't recommend it unless you have an understanding spouse or relative who wouldn't mind taking the kid out of the stands for long stretches.
They were great photo ops, and in both games all the surrounding fans were great and seemed to think it was cool--a lot of "good for you for starting him young" comments.
Do not forget that kids need a ticket no matter how young.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||It depends where you're going||
I lived there for 3 years and I can tell you there are certain routes (very popular ones, obviously) where the traffic is worse than it is in LA. There are routes where there is surprisingly little traffic, but there are some that are just a total nightmare. It all depends on where you are staying and where you are going.
That said, it doesn't come close to Chicago. I did three years there and that is the worst traffic I have ever experienced, easily worse than LA and the Bay Area, two other places I've lived and are notorious for bad traffic.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Total concurrence||
I lived there for 3 years and was happy to leave and never plan on moving back. Though I also got sick of the weather, which most people have a hard time understanding.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||It's existance is debatable||
My wife firmly argues that the existance of Delaware is a fiction. My counter-argument that I have actually been there does not dissuade her.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Of course||
I work with a bunch of fisheries managers and biologists. It's a very heavy science field with a lot of biology, chemistry, hydrology, etc. It isn't "fishing."
|2 years 27 weeks ago||TWSS||
"and it's time to ride the hot guy."
Sorry. What can I say, it's Friday night.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Sponsored by PNC Bank||
"The 2012 Mott Spring Football Scrimmage sponsored by PNC Bank"
Is corporate sponsorship of the Spring Game a new thing?
|2 years 28 weeks ago||And think if the English did it.||
I agree with just about everything you said. I also like to point out when the "what about ND?" argument gets made during discussions of Native mascots (which I find mind-bogglingly ignorant/dumb), that if a university in England opened many years ago (or just about any other time) and called themselves the Fighting Irish and had a crazed drunken leprechan mascot, the Irish (as in people from Ireland) would be *pisssed*. The difference between ND and North Dakota/Illinois is profound and significant. Apples to Oranges, my Maize and Blue friends.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||2009, I think||
The bulk of the action takes place during Y.D.A.U, which I believe works out to 2009.
Good luck with the book! The first few hundred pages were occasionally a grind for me, but by the end I had fallen in love.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||"That kid is serious about academics"||
I read that statement as a conclusion based on his selection of Northwestern over Stanford (and Vandy). I don't think that statement follows. At all. NW is a good school, but my guess is that quite a bit more than half of all knowledgable respondents would say that Stanford is a better academic school than NW.
For the recond, I have family that have attended both, and I don't particularly care for either school--i.e., I'm not a Stanford homer.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||But...||
But what does Bret think about it?
|2 years 30 weeks ago||And not just that you should||
And not just that you should but that you need to.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Event Horizon||
"and the unexpected drunkenness lead to me call Comcast to order Showtime to catch the last 2/3 of Event Horizon."
Funniest thing I've read in a while. I can totally relate, and I agree about subsequent viewings of Event Horizon. My most recent viewing left me wondering why I had thought it was the ultimate horror movie for some time (it's still good, it just isn't quite the epic masterpiece I used to think it was).
|2 years 30 weeks ago||My HS used "On Wisconsin" too||
I was in the band, so I've played On Wisconsin hundreds of times--it is burned into my brain. Which means everytime M plays Wisconsin I have to self-flagellate everytime I unconsciously start to sing or hum along to Wisconsin's songs, which is not infrequently. I went to high school in southern California, so the Wisconsin thing is curious.
ND's is definitely catchy too. So is that ubiquitous USC riff (not that whole song, just the part they play a million times a game). I don't like either of them, but the are catchy.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Boo boo||
He had a little but of a boo boo.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||ARGH! ANGAR!!!||
I completely agree. Screwed me in my bowl pool too. Not to mention I hate it when Sparties are happy.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||I just like saying Adidas||
I go back and forth between saying it like Beavis and then like the Terminator.
Adi-das. aDEE...DAS. Adidas. Yeah. Adidas.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Argument's over||
Everybody listen to this dude--he graduated magna, bitches.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Scattered||
I was there and we were seated with a few other M fans oterhwise surrounded by Texas fans. Not sure why since I bought the tickets directly from the Michigan Athletic Department. There were M fans scattered throughout. We were a minority, but not to a massive degree.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Good cannibal - bad cannibal||
Did not see that quip coming. Top notch!
|2 years 37 weeks ago||So awesome I don't even know||
So awesome I don't even know what to say (except for this).
|2 years 37 weeks ago||He had me at Greg Mattison.||
He had me at Greg Mattison.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Aww, man!||
I had managed to block those "throwback" jerseys from my memory. Now I'm going to have to start working on that again.
They would've been OK if they had just left off the shoulder stripes. I think.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||I'm in too||
Thanks for setting it up.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||So awesome||
That triggered an uncontrollable and very hearty LOL from me. Genius.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||EWU||
Hey, Eastern Washington is a pretty good football team. You probably shouldn't insult them like that, tying them to tsio.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||Young.||
Not even close in my mind. As others have said, Tebow's career numbers are better, but take each at their prime and I'd *much* rather face Tebow.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||Tremendous||
Now there's a guy who gets it!
|2 years 41 weeks ago||SEC Championship?||
I assume you mean the SEC champ game, not the BCS. All of this went down in early December, right? RR was hired a week before Christmas, or thereabouts, right?
|2 years 41 weeks ago||Missed holds||
I'm not going to complain about the refs too much (hey, who cares? we won!), but since you had a little section about it there were a couple of huge holds that didn't get called, including one on Heininger where he was nearly pulled off his cleats from behind (by the jersey, I believe) possibly preventing yet another sack (I think the play ended up being an incomplete pass, so it could've been worse).
|2 years 41 weeks ago||Class of 2013 receiver||
6'3", from Crete Illinois. For those who needed a refresher.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||Hey Texas A&M...||
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Add me to this bandwagon||
M = high 30s
Iowa = high teens
|2 years 42 weeks ago||ARGH!||
<Shakes fist at Wisconsin and Texas schools>
(edit: put this in the wrong place--oops)
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Scarlett letter?||
I didn't realize that was a joke. I thought maybe he was just showing us he's not ashamed of what he likes.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Are you guys buddys?||
If so, that's cool. Otherwise, I'll say I always find it extremely strange when someone posting on a board tells someone else what to do. "Stop comparing Rodriguez to Hoke. It's a pointless exercise." Not something like, "Please stop...," "Maybe you should stop...," "I find it pointless to compare Rodriguez to Hoke," or whatever.
"Rich Rodriguez doesn't coach Michigan anymore, so we don't need to talk about him." Yes, that's true. But then we don't really need to talk about anything, do we?
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Really?||
Didn't surprise me. Brian's been saying since at least the bowl loss that RR needed to go. Saying he's glad he's not here doesn't conflict with also wishing it had worked out, both sentiments are things Brian feels, I believe.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||All of them||
My dad and his friends are all in their mid 60s and early 70s and all of them are perfectly capable smart phone users. Someone in a job like Martin's is even more likely to know how to work a cell phone.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Millen's always been a thug||
He was a super thug when he was on the Raiders, and from what I've read he was a thug and a frequent fighter at Penn State and in high school too.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||I've seen it in Seattle||
...maybe 4 years ago. I've since assumed it isn't unique, perhaps even somewhat widely used. Like the "why lie - I need a beer" signs--I've seen those in many different cities.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Rockin' avatar||
I've thought this several times but have never posted it: your avatar is totally awesome.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||And it would still be wrong||
Yes, Borges is *vastly* more qualified to call the plays than anyone on this board. But that does not mean--not even close--that he doesn't make mistakes that a well-informed and relatively knowledgeable fan can recognize and note the error. This is true for most specialists--experts are not always right and novices are not always incapable of figuring that out.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||*||
Since you Photoshopped the NCAA '04 screen shot to correct the series standings, maybe you should go back and put a * next to the '01 score. You know, just for fun, not 'cause we're bitter or anything.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Damn it, Brian||
The only reason I didn't pick Michigan as my unranked team is because I was easily shamed out of it by Brian's snarky comment. Now I'm stuck with Texas.
Oh well, its the end results that matter, right?
|2 years 46 weeks ago||#2||
I know many people who think the answer to your second question is a big yes. I sometimes tend to think so too. What it takes to win the Big Ten is going to hurt you, to some extent, when you play certain teams from other conferences. I have never seen a detailed analysis of this, but I do know a lot of people who suspect it is true.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||ND game is much bigger||
...outside of Michigan, at least. ND v M is going to get a big national audiance every year. I wouldn't be surprised to see MSU v M relegated to BTN if either team is not doing very well.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Kool Kids||
You nailed it. There's a group of guys who are too cool to care, and they really go out of their way to let us all know that we shouldn't care either because doing so isn't cool, and they know it and we don't.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||I'm with Section 1 on this one||
Yes, at some point it becomes pathetic to continue to obsess over something like this. But I read just about every post on the board and I don't think Section 1 is as bad about this as many of you seem to think. If you think it's too much, that's certainly your right. But to complain about this one is just crazy to me. We have major new information about the Jihad from a source pretty much universally considered as solid as it gets. Writing about it and commenting now strikes me as perfectly appropriate. Now, if no new info comes out and years from now Section 1 is still obsessing over it, I'd then think maybe the "I hope you're seeking professional help' comments would be justified.
I do think this attitude is largely linked to the common stance of many people today of disaffected irony, a belief that caring that strongly about something is just too uncool (this is discussed a bit above). I can't write about it at length right now. Why do you all care? Don't click the link if you don't want to read it--it tells you right there who wrote it. But you do click it. You click it to come in and tell someone he needs mental help because he actually cares about an injustice enough to want to share his feelings when there is new info, new stuff to talk about. Why? Why do you click it? You purposefully read his diary just to give him shit about it. If there's something on the board indicative of maybe a need to seek "mental help," it's that.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Yep, gonna go for it on 3rd down!||
That was my favorite derp by the crew, by far.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Toughness||
He's got to be one tough S.O.B. with a name like that, like the boy named Sue. Right up Hoke's alley.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||I would think so||
I would think so, given that a hoe is a garden tool.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||No||
The more you know: http://www.lpaonline.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=84634
Midget is considered offensive by many because, according to the link, it originally was used to refer to only little people who were displayed for amusement (circus midgets, etc).
And FYI, what people call a midget is actually a still a dwarf. Lots of people seem to think there is a difference, but there isn't--what people often think of as a midget is just a "proportional" dwarf.
Dwarf, little person, "LP," and "person of short stature" are the less offensive terms.
I know this because I had a friend in high school who was the only member of his family who wasn't a dwarf and he once mentioned to me that he was going away for a long weekend to go to an LPA conference. I asked what LPA was and he said "Little People of America" and I erupted in laughter, thinking he was joking. After he told me it wasn't a joke, I tried to pry my foot out of my mouth and vowed to try to learn something about it.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Sometimes "rabid" fans do leave||
Not to state the obvious, but sometimes some hardcore fans do leave for good. They certainly sometimes back away and become less involved (go to fewer games, buy less stuff). Is Brian going to become a Buckeye? No. Am I? No. I like to think that nothing would reduce my Michigan loyalty, but I can't be sure. I was a die-hard RR supporter until the end (and now I'm all about the HOKEAMANIA), but I had plenty of friends who were relatively serious M fans who became much less inclined to go to a game during these last three years.
You say: "Here, the fans are not customers because their brand loyalty is basically certain." But that's not true. I don't have any real data, but I'll guess that maybe 20% of the fan base is so loyal that almost nothing could change that (and I think that may be a little high). The bottom 20% or so are so fickle they will switch teams after a down year or two. That leaves 60% in the middle, between bleeding maize and blue and being a bandwagoner.
It seems to me that the players are the customers when it comes to recruiting and quality of life in school. So the quality of your facilities and coaches, and the plushness of your players' lounge and locker rooms, is stuff you're directing at the player as customer. The stadium experience is mostly for the fans, and only a little bit for the players. Anyway. This all seems obvious to me so I'm probably not adding much of value here.
I'll close with a story about a once die-hard fan of a team who not only stopped rooting for that team, but switched to their biggest rival: I have a friend who was a real Yankee fan, had been from about the age of ten. He stuck by them for about a decade and a half, including a long stretch when they seemed to be perpetually in 4th place. But then they lost in the playoffs to the Angels (early 2000s, don't recall the exact year). My friend lived in Orange County and hated the Angels more than he liked any team. I'm sure there were little things here and there that had weakened his Yankee fandom prior to that fateful day, but losing to the Angels was the final straw. (I swear this is true) Immediately after the final game of the series ended and the Yanks were eliminated, my friend got off the couch, walked out of his living room onto his back patio, threw his Yankees hat on the concrete, pulled out his unit, pissed on the hat, went in the garage, came back out with a gas can, dumped fuel all over the hat, and lit it on fire. He's been a Red Sox fan ever since.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Harsh||
That sentence is definitely not the best way of making the point, but I wouldn't say it makes him sound stupid. I more or less just zoomed on by it with just a minor hitch in my giddy-up, disregarding it as an inelegant line from someone who has to prepare a fair amount of copy in a short period of time. I'd probably do it like this:
"As for the running game: Northwestern mostly had success defending the run, but they showed some susceptibility against the zone read." For colon haters, you could just make the "running game" bit a section caption or something. Another alternate that I like less would be to leave it as it is and just delete "the run."
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Never||
Awesome job as usual, but please note Sweet Caroline is never called for.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||T-Wolf||
Pretty sure he has a facial "mask" on. Presumably applied by his girlfriend.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Yes, Cancer joke not cool||
Not the worst thing on the internet, for sure, but a little cringe inducing. But, if that kid actually does have cancer, well then, Brian, you are going to hell (not really, but totally uncool).
Loved the opening segment. Genius. man, genius.
Brian: If you ever want to do me a favor, please stop adding -st to among. Are you English or something?
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Well, since you asked||
|2 years 47 weeks ago||"Filthy"||
Yeah, I thought that was extremely odd. Oh BTN, I both love you and hate you so much.
Nice work ST3--I appreciate it.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Sweet||
I really dig this feature. Thanks for the work.
Also: I love how Molk manhandles his guy.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Yes...but with a twist||
It is occasionally overwhelming for me, but overwhelming in a good way. I think it is just about all very good. The only stuff I don't read super-closely is the reports of how current recruits are performing in their highschool games--there are just way too many variables in those results for me to find any real value in them.
And I love Heiko. I haven't bothered to post anything about it yet, but if you're reading this, Brian, Heiko is gold. (Not that I dislike Ace, but I think the learning curve for his job requires a fair amount of time before it really pays off).
|2 years 49 weeks ago||Thanks||
I like it. I have two comments: (1) It might be nice to have the players numbers listed next to their name on the two-deep (I realize you can cross-reference to the roster, but adding #s to the two-deep should be pretty easy and I think might make it a tad easier to use); and (2) maybe put the start time after the date in the future games section.
Either way. I'm not complaining. Thanks again.
|2 years 49 weeks ago||Come on, Brian||
You had to look up who did "I can't fight this feeling"? At your age? You are either much cooler or much less cool than I assumed.
|2 years 49 weeks ago||Title fail||
Your title implies this is a done deal. You deserve a serious neg-bang.
|2 years 49 weeks ago||What?||
I'm not sure at what point in the game you posted that, but I don't think it was true at any point. They scored 6 points? I spent the entire game thinking, damn, LSU's D is f-ing awesome.
|2 years 49 weeks ago||Agreed||
It looked to me like he was held pretty egregiously on the play where Brian hit him with a -2 (after the guard(?) released, it looked like the remaining blocker wrapped an arm around his neck).
|2 years 49 weeks ago||This one||
|2 years 49 weeks ago||Gah||
Me too, man, me too. I've been down on Georgia for years (when some were projecting them to go to the championship game in 2008, I correctly thought that was...umm...crazy). I blame Phil Steele for talking me into picking them this year. I should've trusted my instincts. But we have a lot of games left--maybe they'll turn it around.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||I was going to post the exact same thing||
|2 years 50 weeks ago||Very nice||
Very well done, BlueSeoul. You're very good at this.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||Clearly OT||
I swear I've never been the guy who complains about lack of an OT flag, but this is OT. I'm guessing plenty of people who read the blog have no idea who Fister is.
I'm glad I opened the thread though, because I very much enjoyed the Beavis comment.
|3 years 20 hours ago||Shipping costs are a killer||
I posted a similar comment on Brian's front page post where he mentioned this, but I'll put it here too since it's on point. I'd love to support this since I previously was lobbying for MGoShirts in kid sizes, but it's just way too expensive. A toddler shirt is $20, which I could live with if shipping (for one shirt) wasn't an additional $14. $34 for one toddler shirt is just not something I can justify, no matter how much I want to get my son a "Cue the Muppets" shirt.
|3 years 20 hours ago||Or maybe jibes? Thought I||
Or maybe jibes?
Though I do speak jive.
|3 years 3 days ago||And the shipping!||
$20 is way steep for a toddler shirt but I was going to buy one anyway because I'd love to get my son a "Cue the Muppets" shirt, but the shipping is $14 on top of that! No way can I justify dropping $34 for a t-shirt for a three year old.
|3 years 4 days ago||Beat to it||
But here's a link if you want to read the thread: http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/um-clothing-news-wrong-reason
|3 years 6 days ago||Long shorts are so last decade||
Add style trend setter to Brady Hoke's many accomplishments.
|3 years 1 week ago||Me too||
I grew up in LA and a Raiders fan. My attachment to the team dropped quickly after Gruden left and Al Davis became even crazier than he already was. This is probably the last straw--my ever more tenuous Raiders attachment is now on life support with very little chance of recovery.
|3 years 1 week ago||Stop and Stop||
Or as I like to call it, a "stop and stop" letter.
|3 years 1 week ago||22's expression in that pic||
22's expression in that pic is fantastic. He's all like, Whoa dude, what the F*CK!
|3 years 1 week ago||20 = 37ish||
A kick from the 20 is about a 37 yarder. I'd be quite pleased with 75% from 37 yards. Adam Vinatieri is 83.6% on 30-39 yard kicks (career average), with a season or two well below 70% from that range. So...Adam Vinatieri isn't acceptable?
|3 years 1 week ago||Poorly done||
That was the first thing I've read on Grantland and I considered it very poorly written. Given the big names associated with the site I assumed they would've surrounded themselves with better talent.
I do hope Henne achieves success. If Miami doesn't have he system or the patience, then maybe somewhere else.
|3 years 1 week ago||Nice||
The thread title made me think of that old joke about "military intelligence."
|3 years 1 week ago||Roots?||
Just FYI, not to be a dick or anything.
|3 years 2 weeks ago||True||
You could always give it a shot. Seems like the most they'd do is cancel the order and tell you they can't do it.
|3 years 2 weeks ago||I'm pretty sure there was a||
I'm pretty sure there was a post on the board a while back where someone said he ordered a jersey with a past player's name and number from M-Den even though the website said they wouldn't do it and it showed up with no problem. My guess is they put the notice there to discourage the practice but are probably to busy to bother reviewing every custom jersey order.
|3 years 2 weeks ago||Yep||
That's what they were saying last night on Sports Center. He's *currently* listed as not eligible but that could change before the supplemental draft.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Pride is a sin, humility a virtue||
Arrogance is a vice, and an ugly one at that. As someone else said above, the distinction between confidence and arrogance is important. As a Michigan fan and alum I like to think I'm confident and not the least bit afraid to explain why, as well as being very happy and feeling truly blessed. But nothing justifies arrogance.
And it was Hoke who droped the A word, and I think that was a bad move. I wouldn't really put this on the Star Tribune as getting all upset about it or anything (as it seems some people are doing). I love coach Hoke, I bought my Hokeamania! t-shirt shortly after the Mattison hire and have just been happier and happier ever since thanks to the recruiting and the pointing and all the sunshine and rainbows and such. But I do think he should maybe back away from the arrogance, or at least consider a symantic shift toward confidence or something similar. I think it would help too if instead of just saying "We're Michigan" you add what that means. Why do you think recruits are still interested in the school after a few bad years? Because we're Michigan, the winningest program of all time, steeped in tradition, the home of the biggest stadium in the country, a superb educational institution, the home of Woodson and Howard and Harmon and Brady (etc, etc), etc, etc, etc. That's not arogant, that's the truth, those are the facts. Why wouldn't they want to come? Anyway...
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Raiders and now (kind of) the Seahawks||
Raised in LA when the Raiders were still there (I hated the Rams) so that childhood fandom still lingers. It was pretty easy to like them when Woodson was on the team, and when Gruden was coaching. It's gotten harder and harder to stick with them though as Al Davis gets crazier and crazier (and when the starting point is already crazy, that's some super crazy) and the team gets more and more poorly managed.
I've always tried to sort of pull for the home team too, and now that I live in western Washington I try to follow the 'hawks and am warming up to them. I had awesome seats for the playoff game when Romo botched the snap--that was a good time.
I'm a big Brady and Space Emperor fan, so a big part of me likes to see them do well, even though I generally hate all teams from Boston.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||3:30 start = you are probably screwed||
I hope I'm wrong, for your sake, but that's my guess. Getting out of Ann Arbor immediately after a game is often a slow and very frustrating process. I think you're probably looking at at least two hours, possibly more if you really get stuck in Ann Arbor. Add that to the fact I've been to plenty of 3:30 start games that went until around 7:30, you're liekly going to be parked a decent distance away (unless you pony up or have a connection), and you're going to miss some of the show, possibly a good part of it. That is unless they have a bunch of opening acts and don't get started until pretty late.
Leaving the game early would help, but I'd never suggest leaving a game early. Also, a motorcycle and high tolerance for risk would help tremendously in getting to the show at a reasonable time.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||CSU||
It's actually CSU Stanislaus, which is in Stanislaus county. The CSU schools (California State University) are the lower-level four year state universities (though San Luis Obispo, aka "Cal Poly" has a pretty good reputation), whereas the UC schools (University of California) are the top-level schools. There are 23 CSU campuses (which include San Diego State and San Francisco State, even though they buck the "CSU-[name of location]" naming system). There are 10 UC campuses. And there are more than 100 community colleges. The California public university system is gigantic.
I've never been to CSU Stanislaus, but CSU Chico was consdiered a pretty serious party school during my college years (which were not spent at Chico, but I did make a trip or two up there).
|3 years 4 weeks ago||Oregon too||
For the same reason: they are just a blast to watch. And a good friend went to law school there so I can BS with him about their games. But there was absolutely nothing about that 2007 game that I enjoyed or can even recall without crashing into extreme despair.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||Definitely overrated||
BTB is definitely way overrated by many people. As someone raised in California, I was really excited when it opened after hearing that the owners had come back from living in California (or were originally from California?) to open a burrito shop and bring good burritos to Ann Arbor. Man, was I disappointed. BTB wouldn't stand a chance in any of the towns in California I've lived in. BTB would almost certainly would be the worst burrito shop in all of late '90s Santa Cruz if they traveled back in time and relocated there (it's been awhile since I've been back to Santa Cruz so I can't speak to the burrito situation there now). Everytime my classmates raved about BTB I winced a little.
That said it's moderately better than Chipotle (at least it was in 2006 when I last ate there). Chipotle is decent, but it is still a mega-chain (run by McDonald's for eight years) and is thus correspondingly bland. Qdoba and Pancheros are about the same. I did used to enjoy Pancheros on occasion until I got into a screaming match with the manager that was entirely not my fault--haven't been back since.
A quick edit to say: I'm not bashing the food in Ann Arbor. I love Ann Arbor and if the right job came along I'd move back in a second. But mexican is not the town's strong suit. The middle-eastern and Indian food in A2 is better than anywhere else I've lived, for sure.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Tattoo contest||
The content of the story is happy news for those of us enjoying the OSU debacle, but man, that's some bad writing. Apparently OSU players get "gold pants" if they beat Michigan for tattoos.
"The revelation came during an "informal" investigative meeting held by the school following a letter the university received from the U.S. Department of Justice on Dec. 9. The letter alerted the university that some players had traded their Big Ten championship rings, football jerseys and gold pants, a pendant that players receive from the University for beating Michigan for tattoos."
|3 years 5 weeks ago||TomVH||
Also according to the great source TomVH: http://mgoblog.com/diaries/tomvh-big-house-bbq-visitors
(Ah, beat to the punch while typing. Also, ditto the "not to be a dick" thing.)
|3 years 6 weeks ago||Worth it, for me||
I'm about halfway through and am enjoying it as usual. But I'm someone who will grasp for just about anything about Michigan football, as long as it is done relatively well.
Brian's stuff, which is a good chunk of the first 30 or so pages, is not going to be "news" to readers of the blog (you'll hear many of the same comments and ideas and see some of the same graphs, etc). But what can we expect? If he's got something great, he's not going to not mention it on the blog.
The rest of the stuff is mostly written by other people, and so far that's been pretty good, and history suggests the rest of it will be pretty good too. Totally worth $15 or whatever, but then I'm dying for anything Michigan right now.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||Keep trying||
Go ahead and book something somewhere else, if you can cancel without penalty. But if it were me, I'd keep trying in Ann Arbor all the way up to the day before the game. I have always (yes always) been able to find a room in Ann Arbor on relatively short notice, even for monster games like ND and OSU. In 2009 I got my ND room the week before the game. Last year I got my MSU room the week of the game. Stuff opens up. Just keep checking and be thorough (when I got my '09 ND room Expedia said there was nothing available but Travelocity had rooms; when I got my '10 MSU room things weren't looking good on the travel sites but I got something directly from Holiday Inn).
|3 years 28 weeks ago||I weep for the youth of America||
Along with the other stuff already mentioned, I need to add:
(1) This convention that you seem to favor has nothing to do with grammar.
(2) Of course you can start a proper sentence with "and." The idea that you can't is rubbish.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||T. Talbott||
I think you've got your Talbott brothers confused. Terrence is the DB, Terry is the DT. The way I remember this is the bigger brother has the smaller name.
Nicely done, anyway.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||Snow days are for the weak||
Snow days are for the weak.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||Sloth||
...is his name. Just an FYI, not trying to be a jerk.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||They're about the same||
Esquire's got some good stuff, but so does GQ (George Saunders writes for GQ, and that dude is awesome, also Alan Richman who is an institution). They also both have their fair share of interviews of hot women with subtlely (and sometimes not so subtely) sexual statements blown up and bolded for sad sacks to get all excited about. They're both way "better," intellectually, than Maxim or FHM, etc,
|3 years 32 weeks ago||edited||
If I recall correctly he later changed it to "dick rod." Not cool, IMO.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||All in, but F DB||
I'll support Hoke because he's Michigan's coach now --he's our coach. But I'm furious that the search seems to have been bogus, that DB seems to have wasted time just to please people so he could say he talked to option X, and that this tiny faction of Carr era coaches and players, many of whom I think have been hurting the program with their hubris, got what they wanted (most recognize Hoke wouldn't have been even close to being in the picture if he hadn't coached here as an assistant). I'm terrified his comments about basketball on grass indicate that he's (1) dumb or (2) stubbornly inflexible to a fault.
But I've calmed down since earlier today and zm trying to be optimistic. I'm all in because I desperately want M to succeed. Go Blue!
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Pyrrhic||
...is what I'm guessing you mean. But, yes, I agree.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||I see you went to the Dave||
I see you went to the Dave Brandon school of punctuation. I agree with you, though.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Don't believe it||
He had previously said he was too busy to follow all the media reports. Now he's saying he was laughing at them? Which was it, Dave? Sounds like BS to me.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Avatar||
Please change your avatar. It's going to make me cry.
(sorry if this gets double posted--having loading issues--site asplode?)
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Bluebook says...||
I know this has no bearing on anything other than legal documents, but the Bluebook (the most commonly used citation and part-time style guide used by lawyers) requires three periods with a space between each. Four if the omitted material ends the sentence, plus a few other special rules.
Hello . . . hello.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Ado||
I'm not certain, but I'm pretty sure it is "ado" not "adieu."
|3 years 33 weeks ago||beat to the punch. Sorry.||
beat to the punch. Sorry.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Harbaugh Presser on Live||
|3 years 33 weeks ago||HAHAHAHAHAHAH||
We're going to mess around for so long we're going to miss out on Brady Hoke. We rule!
Just kidding. I'm not in full panic mode...yet.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Too small for what?||
TCU's defense is widely regarded as pretty damn small, and also very damn good. They just did a fine job stopping Wisconsin's monster o-line.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Yeah||
Those guys need to smoke what your avatar's been smoking. Oh, man, i have no idea what's going on right now.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Best decision?||
I can understand how someone might think that given the current situation Harbaugh was probably smart to avoid Michigan, but I have a hard time seeing how working for the crazies at the Niners is the best move. I'm sure Jim knows plenty I don't know, but it just seems strange. If it were me, I'd stay at Stanford long before I got wrapped up with that jacked up organization.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||eBay||
I find that tickets are usually noticeably cheaper on eBay. When I looked for tix for the MSU game I think the cheapest I saw was about $500 for a pair (bought them late...). Got a pair from eBay for $350.
|3 years 46 weeks ago||Sorry...||
to reply to my own comment, but I should add:
What is CJ? Criminal Justice? If so, that's probably not going to help. There are people of many majors in law school, including plenty of English, Poli Sci, Philosophy, Econ, Psyc, etc, etc, etc, majors that tend to be popular with undergrads. All of that is OK (I was a philosophy and Poli Sci double), but if you want a major that helps rather than just doesn't hurt, I'd go with math, engineering, or any hard science. Engineers also have a big benefit coming out of school job wise. Of course this is probably all too late for you to change, but just an FYI.
(edited to fix many iPhone typos)
|3 years 46 weeks ago||In state||
They have to take 1/4 from in state. Or at least that was the number 5 or 6 years ago.
|3 years 46 weeks ago||Of course||
As long as the LSAT number us in the range your chances are fine. Going to Western is OK as long as you do well, and being a non-traditional student will help not hurt.
|3 years 46 weeks ago||Ed Davis||
M wanted Ed Davis too.
|3 years 46 weeks ago||Rittenberg loves Sparty||
While I don't think picking MSU to win is crazy--it could go either way (I'm picking Michigan, of course)--Rittenberg has had a hard-on for Sparty for just about as long as he's been running that blog. Every year he picks MSU as a "dark horse" or whatever, and every year he's been wrong. I hope he's wrong again.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||Heh||
Those tats were all the rage a few years back. I love Lewan and his donkey riding bad self, but those tats always struck me as the sort of thing that would be funny for about a
|3 years 48 weeks ago||No matter what happens||
No matter what happens, it will be telling.
(played out yet?)
|3 years 48 weeks ago||M wins||
|3 years 49 weeks ago||Lemtosh?||
They look a bit like my Moscot Lemtosh frames, or one of the many knock-offs.
|3 years 49 weeks ago||New knees||
My dad had a knee replaced a few months back and it's worked out great for him. They've made huge strides in that procedure in the last decade or so. My dad's leg is good as new--he's like Roboleg now.
As for the boy, that's tragic. I have a two year old son--stories like that just rip my heart out.
|3 years 49 weeks ago||Holy cow, man||
You've got some serious skills. A+++++++++.
I want one so bad.
|3 years 49 weeks ago||Irish Catholics||
My wife's family is Irish Catholic from Chicago and they all hate ND.
|3 years 49 weeks ago||Some do||
When I was in Seattle there were several places that opened in time for the 9am kickoffs. I'd bet there are places in Portland too (could check with the local alumni group). It surprises me that there wouldn't be sports bars open in those two college towns.
|3 years 49 weeks ago||No biggie to me, but...|
|3 years 49 weeks ago||PTSD||
Why are you worried? It's called PTSD.
|3 years 49 weeks ago||Avatar||
I've restrained myself several times, but I can't any longer:
Every time I see your avatar my brain voice yells "Kick me in the jimmy!"
(sorry, it won't let me embed)
|3 years 50 weeks ago||TM issues||
That's cool, but the "split block M" is trademarked. There's a chance anyone who tries to sell stuff with that on it are going to get a nasty letter.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||No name + #||
I could be mistaken, but I'm pretty sure the rule is that you can't get a jersey with the number and name (together) of a current player.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||Boise over VT||
I dont have anything against Boise State, but I was a little annoyed with all the people claiming that last week's win over VT was some major statement. It was on paper, but it was very clear to me that VT was not playing well at all. Their loss today shows that they aren't playing even close to well. Maybe they'll turn it around, but right now VT is not a good football team.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||Definitely Row A||
Relatively tons of room in front of you.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||Ticket sticky||
Under MGoBoard at the top. Check or post there.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||Keyser||
I +1ed you for educating me: I always just assumed it was "Kaiser" (as in German emperor). Now I
|3 years 50 weeks ago||These Aren't All New||
He's been doing these at least since Woolfolk went down. Is my sarcasm meter malfunctioning?
And they are hilarious. This wasn't my favorite (I still laughed quite a bit though)--some of the others practically made me choke from laughing so hard.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||Not a Fan||
I don't like the chant, and with my "Michigan arrogance" I do think it is beneath us, but it isn't going anywhere.
I'm also not a fan of booing the opposing team, their band, or whatever. I've always thought it's better to say, "Hey, thanks for coming out here to play." And, in good times, "Thanks for coming out here to get beat like a gong."
|3 years 50 weeks ago||Caution is Good||
You're right, generally, but I think you're wrong about these:
"3. Play a team in a major conference"
As someone pointed out above, the Big East is a BCS conference, and is (was?) expected to do well. Would it have been a better win if we played Mississippi or Vandy? I don't think so. You'd have been better off just saying "a ranked team."
"3. Succeed against a team that overloads the box to minimize the running game"
If I recall correctly, UConn tried, and it didn't work well. Loading the box is dangerous if you're also looking at four or five receivers. Of course it works sometimes, but it isn't a guaranteed fix by any stretch.
"5. Play in a big game"
It might seem kind of silly to a non-UM fan, given Michigan's history, but UConn was a big game. It was more than a big game--it was a huge game.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Does it matter...||
that it's not a service? I'm not a regular church goer, but it seems to me that a private meeting with a priest is very different than showing up at mass. The one priest I know (Episcopalian, which is a little less conservative), is one of those super hip priests who probably wouldn't mind.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||I'd wear it||
but then I'm not Catholic, so I don't really know how bad (or not) that would be.
The Big House is my church.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Hate it||
Can't stand that song. I seem to remember a main page post by Brian about some M basketball event in Crisler where they played that song to get everyone fired up, and it made Brian want to vomit.
I'm not totally opposed to music at games, but if they ever play that song (or Sweet Caroline again) in The Big House, I'm going to lose it.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Should be fine||
I've seen tons of DSLRs in the stadium. As for it doing video too, many digital cameras (even the tiny ones) do video and I've never seen an usher make someone show him whether their camera does video.
It would be nice to have a back up plan, though, like arriving early enough to get back to your car if something weird happens.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Hard call||
I strongly dislike D. Hope, but I hate Notre Dame even more. So I'd like to see ND lose. But, it would be a better looking start for us if we beat them at 1-0 (and a better looking loss, God forbid, but I don't want to think about that).
I do want it to be a very close game, perferably OT. I want Kelly to have to pull out all the stops and not keep any plays in his pocket--would be better for M's prep.
Ultimately, I can't want ND to win, so I'll say #B.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Common enough||
Common here is relative. It's common enough for condo associations, insurance companies, etc, to have policies about it. But it's not like you'll see one on every street.
I've known two, one husky/wolf hybrid and one AK malamute (sp?)/wolf. If I recall correctly from my friends who had them, 1/4 wolf is absolutely the most you want to go.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Matthews||
Yeah, it looks like Matthews might be able to hang in there. He's seen the field in the preseason games, has had some nice catches with good performance after the catch. Also has been on the special teams group, at least some time.
I wish Minor could've made it, but I'm not at all surprised. I hadn't seen him on the field at all this pre-season.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Lawsuit in 3 - 2 - 1||
The Iowa City plaintiff's bar must be all over that poor guy. The driver of that truck is going to owe somebody some money. Unless Koeppel ran the light, or something.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||NW for Indy||
I'd like to trade Northwestern for Indiana. That would be nice.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||The Jug||
The Jug will never again truly be up for grabs. From this point forward (well, from 2006 forward, actually), Minnesota will never have even the slightest chance of beating Michigan.
Or so I hope.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||MSU basketball player||
FYI. Junior, guard.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Woolfolk||
I was trying to figure out why he told the NYC alumni that he thinks RR isn't going to make it, since his prediction in Hail to the Victors was the opposite. The only thing I can think of that's really changed since then is Woolfolk going down. Also maybe the fact that one of the sophomore QBs hasn't completely taken charge. I don't know.
But I hope that the cure is coming, one Saturday at a time for the next 12 weeks.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Current winner||
...or so it seems to me.
I lived in Seattle for a couple years, wish I was still there.
To answer the OP's Q: I'm coming from Chicago.
|3 years 52 weeks ago||Phil Steele knows||
And he'll be happy to tell you. About half the text in his preview mag is spent telling us his track record, how good it is, and how it's better than everyone else's. The preview is good stuff, he dies tons of homework, but he sells himself awfully hard too.
|4 years 8 hours ago||Massive understatement||
"Southbend isn't much of a city." You can say that again. I visited there when deciding on grad schools and it was incredibly depressing. No offense to the people there (all my contacts at the school were beyond nice and friendly, and the campus was nice) but that town made me want to die. I visited Ann Arbor the next day and compared to Southbend it was like driving into heaven. Needless to say (I hope), I chose Michigan.
|4 years 17 hours ago||Neck, it sounds like||
The last answer in this Q&A strongly suggests it's neck trouble (nothing more specific than that): http://michigan.scout.com/2/996373.html
In that Q&A he also addresses Jackson comparing him to Hart with speed. Says: “I’ll say, I ain’t ready for that statement (laughter). Mike Hart is something else. I’m just not ready for that. I’ve still got a ways too go."
|4 years 1 day ago||No thanks||
The mullet I sported during the early nineties (junior high) blows that sorry excuse out of the water. If only I hadn't destroyed all the photographic evidence...
|4 years 1 day ago||
|4 years 1 day ago||Yeah, RR sounded very up||
I detected more confidence/happiness in his voice than I've heard in a long time. Love it!
|4 years 1 day ago||Passing||
The venders being in my sightline are less of a concern to me than the people in the middle of the rows requiring everyone else to pass their money and food/drinks during play, over and over again. If you're near the aisle, it can suck.
|4 years 2 days ago||YES||
Great Lakes doesn't compare to Bell's. But then Michigan beer vs. Ohio beer, what does one expect? Michigan wins!
|4 years 2 days ago||Like this?|
|4 years 2 days ago||Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and Goose Island IPA||
Sierra Nevada was my undergrad school's unofficial beer (I went to college in central California, my UM degree came later), and it holds a dear place in my heart. Goose Island is a local Chicago beer, their IPA is decent, not great but probably the best thing at the "cut rate" liquor store on my block.
|4 years 2 days ago||That was my first thought||
Strike through that "borderline." I think it's awesome though. You might have to worry about sending Mary Sue's heart all-a-flutter.
Hope you're enjoying SD. I lived there for three years, had an apartment in Hillcrest and then later up by UCSD. Good times.
|4 years 2 days ago||Not an English major...||
but that's hardly necessary here. Both seem to be accepted and widely used, but both should be hyphenated.
(1) American Heritage 4 lists "close-minded" with "closed-minded" getting listed as an "or" in the definition for "close-minded."
(2) Garner's Modern American Usage doesn't even bother with an entry.
(3) "Closed-minded" actually wins the Google results contest by a narrow margin.
(4) Both seem to be used by educated writers.
All of that adds up to, almost regardless of where you are on the prescriptivist/descriptivist scale, to both being acceptable.
|4 years 2 days ago||24 now||
|4 years 3 days ago||Brandon Graham. Not M||
Brandon Graham. Non-M followers will have no idea what hit them.
(edited to fix two typos, I should go to bed...)
|4 years 3 days ago||Yeah, canned||
It's always possible it's not, but I'd bet good money it is. Sophisticated groups that get lots of mail have this stuff down to a science. I bet they have many canned response letters and a lacky picks the best one. I honestly wouldn't be surprised if they have a program that does it (maybe with a lacky approving them). Them's my 0.02.
|4 years 3 days ago||Up vote away||
Up votes don't cost points, the rule was changed after Woolfolk's injury. We had a fantastic pos-bang party afterward.
And the video was AWESOME, by the way. I'd +10,000 the OP, but I don't have that kind of MGoPower.
|4 years 3 days ago||Me too||
Maybe we can MGoParty in the lobby, if I ever make it Back from the bars.
Yeah, finding a decent room this late is going to take some work. You'll probably find something, but you won't have many options. FYI I just booked my room a few days ago and Expedia said there was nothing available in Ann Arbor but Travelocity showed a few rooms available.
|4 years 3 days ago||Recruiting||
At the Purdue game last year there was a guy in front of me who was ranting about how the coaches weren't recruiting ANY players on defense, as in not a single one. Totally insane.
|4 years 4 days ago||Do you like her?||
I really want to join the chorus of guys (they've all got to be guys, right?) all saying, "how is this even a question?" But I understand. A few points: (1) relationships (that last) are built on compromises, right? (2) You're going to six M home games, which is very good for some one who lives 4 hours from Ann Arbor. (3) If she's cool with #2, you're a lucky man. (4) Therefore, if the Wrigley game is the only one she really cares about, you'd basically be a not very good boyfriend if you can't give her at least that.
Other points: perhaps in exchange, you could negotiate a trip to the ND, IU, and/or Purdue game(s). Also, this is one of the drawbacks to having a lady friend who cares about football (there are obvious benefits too, of course).
I live in Chicago too, and I can usually only manage two trips to Ann Arbor per season (I've got a family now), so I'm jealous. I'll probably take in the Wrigley game just to see it happen for the first time in 40 years, plus both of my sisters-in-law are NU grads and can hook us all up with tickets. If you do go, maybe we'll run into each other (I'll be in full Michigan regalia) and we can talk about how much we'd both rather be in Ann Arbor.
|4 years 4 days ago||Ahh, I see||
At least as to point 2, I get it now.
I meant to mention this in my first post but forgot, so I'll tack it on here:
The divisions put up on M Victors aren't well balanced (at least given the trend the last decade). I'm fine with them as M Victors has them because Michigan has it easy, but I've seen the same divisions with Michigan and OSU reversed, and that would blow. In the M Victors division the east is two serious powers and four usually-also-rans, while the "West" is two serious powers plus Iowa and Wisconsin plus two usually-also-rans. I'd be furious if my team had to deal with that.
|4 years 4 days ago||OK||
Separate divisions is fine with me--actually, it's more than fine. But I have three questions (actual questions, they may seem stupid to you, but I'd like to hear answers so I can better understand): (1) What, exactly, is the problem with playing two weeks in a row? What's the disadvantage?
(2) How come moving the game forward in the schedule possibly make it more important? If it's the last regular season game and it's determinative of who goes, isn't that more important than if the game is determinative and there are two weeks left--those extra weeks would be less important, or if there are two games left and the divisions are still up-in-the-air (seems likely), then the result of the game wasn't determinative, right? Having it not last just seems to hurt it's importance, which if that's how it's got to be then that's how it's got to be, but I don't see how it has the effect of making the game more important.
(3) Does the championship game have to be played the following week? Is there some rule or something requiring that it be played the week after the final regular season game?
edited because I can't count (changed "two questions" to three)
|4 years 4 days ago||My take||
I took it to mean that the starting QB would be named Friday night, while the other starters wouldn't be named until Saturday, as opposed to the QBs would know who was starting but no one else would until the next day.
|4 years 4 days ago||Not zero!||
Yeah, but next to zero isn't zero. It's telling us we've got a chance!
(I'd embed that clip from Dumb and Dumber, but it's probably been played out by now.)
|4 years 4 days ago||ABC and GP||
I haven't lived in Ann Arbor since 2006, but every time I'm back in town for a game I make a trip to ABC and GP (and bring home a growler from GP).
My wife and I went to Blue Tractor after the Purdue game last year and weren't impressed. It wasn't bad, but the other options beat it out easily in our book.
|4 years 4 days ago||11 months||
My son's first game was last year's game against Notre Dame (what a great one!). He was 11 months old and totally decked out in his Michigan jersey and "football pants." Everyone around us loved it and kept going on about how we were raising him right and all that. The pain is that you've got to buy a ticket for kids, not matter their age. It makes sense, given how tight the seating is, but dropping $75 for a ticket for an 11 month old is kind of crazy.
I had initially said I wouldn't take him to a game until he was four or five, but we couldn't find a sitter last year so he came along. Since it worked out so well, he's coming to the UCONN game with us.
|4 years 4 days ago||Nice hands, Larry||
He can also catch a flying plate of stuffed french toast without spilling a bit:
|4 years 5 days ago||TROGDOR!||
A big +1 for the handle, avatar, and signature. Trogdor rules.
|4 years 5 days ago||Here you go||
It doesn't bother me that the video isn't embedded, but if you want to know how:
On the video's youtube page there is a button marked "embed" (it's below the video on the right, just under the number of views). Click that button. It opens a box that contains the code needed to embed. Copy the code. Come back to the mgoblog comment box where you want to put the video. First click the "switch to plain text editor" button/link below the comment box. Once it has switched to plain text editor, go ahead and paste the embed code you copied from youtube. It'll just look like code when you paste it, but it'll show up as embedded video after the comment is posted.