|4 years 48 weeks ago||Noice||
Way freakin' noice.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||From the post||
"The game could have been ugly early but Hutch put the breaks on. She made changes early to allow the reserves players some reps."
|5 years 24 weeks ago||That's easy||
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Great player||
Great human being.
Thoughts and prayers to his family.
|5 years 31 weeks ago||uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu||
|5 years 31 weeks ago||MGoWhatever||
Love the convention of prefacing any worthy noun with "MGo" (e.g. "MGoEnemies" above).
|5 years 32 weeks ago||Root against MSU?||
Really? Do we have to? Oh, all right...
|5 years 36 weeks ago||Rosenberg was on Facebook.||
I updated my status -- my father passed away last night. Rosie sent me a very nice, heartfelt message. No lie.
|5 years 37 weeks ago||Great story||
I felt compelled to chime in and show off my bitchin' new avatar.
|5 years 37 weeks ago||And you won't||
Per the Michigan Daily, Tate is not enrolled this semester. Rut roh.
|5 years 37 weeks ago||Aggressive||
|5 years 38 weeks ago||Quite a record||
Doubt that will ever be topped.
|5 years 38 weeks ago||I hope you brought enough for everyone||
|5 years 40 weeks ago||Online wishes||
I've seen a few commentators and CFB congnoscenti sending JoePa "Happy Birthday" wishes on Twitter.
This is roughly akin to writing it in watercolors at the bottom of the ocean. He'll have about as much chance to read it there.
No sugarcoat, he's a legend. My dad's 85 and I see the resemblances. Hope they both have many more years of good health.
|5 years 41 weeks ago||Think it was Ralph Wiggum||
After the kids were freed from the summer camp catastrophe that was "Camp Krusty."
"I do not fear Hell, for I have been to Camp Krusty." -- Lisa Simpson
|5 years 41 weeks ago||Sunny?||
I know SoCal can be nice this time of year, but I doubt they'll be any sun at 8 p.m. local time on Dec. 10. Just sayin'...
|5 years 42 weeks ago||Learned this working at a golf course||
Soil is the stuff in the ground from which turf, flowers, etc., grow.
Dirt is the stuff in your vacuum bag.
Also, "turf" is the green stuff in your yard and on a golf course. "Grass" is rolled and smoked (or baked into brownies, I guess).
Hope that helps...
|5 years 42 weeks ago||MSU has other priorities||
No. 2-ranked basketball team is playing at The Palace in Auburn Hills earlier in the day. Hockey team will probably lose.
Warm in the Palace, cold outside. Do the math. Not excusing them, because it is (possbily) a once-in-a-lifetime event, but the mojo is more with hoops than hockey for them.
|5 years 42 weeks ago||MSU returned tickets?||
I heard MSU returned some of their tickets(!).
More tickets for Michigan fans. Should be a decisive home-ice advantage.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||Another YouTube of bagpipes||
This one incorporates the slide show on the video boards with an extended version of the pipes doing "Amazing Grace."
Warning: The room gets a little dusty as this rolls on. Very powerful.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||Didn't like at first blush||
I do like the homage to the '47 unis, though.
And it's MAIZE. W00t!
|5 years 45 weeks ago||No argument||
Yep, you are in need of child care, my friend.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||Solution: Bring the baby!||
My 9-year-old son was in a Baby Bjorn for the Cold War game at Spartan Stadium when he was 5 months old. My wife carried him most of the game under a large pullover ski jacket. She stills takes great pride that we got him in to the game without a ticket.
A big coat should keep everyone comfy. Good luck!
|6 years 4 weeks ago||Toughest job you'll ever love||
Best to you and your new family. Your life will never be the same, and that's OK.
|6 years 5 weeks ago||Link, por favor?||
Please and thank you.
|6 years 9 weeks ago||Kindred spirits||
In my five years in the MMB, I got to lead a line out of the tunnel one time -- the 1986 loss to Minnesota on Chip Lohmiller's last-second FG. I went 2-3 in bowl games (wins @ Fiesta vs. NEB and @ Hall of Fame vs. ALA). Did get to run out of Ohio Stadium the following week knowing we were going to the Rose Bowl (thanks to Harbaugh's guarantee).
Four NCAA hoop tournaments, never made it past the Sweet 16.
|6 years 10 weeks ago||Another possible reason...||
...is that Dan Gilbert is a complete loon.
|6 years 10 weeks ago||My first reaction to this thread title...||
That is all.
|6 years 10 weeks ago||Also Borders on Lohr Road||
Right there at the cash registers. So don't even think about MGoShopliftin'.
|6 years 12 weeks ago||"I don't agree with what he did ...||
... but I understand."
|6 years 17 weeks ago||Thanks, TMDTH||
All gave some. Some gave all...
|6 years 17 weeks ago||Or do you mean...||
|6 years 18 weeks ago||4||
I have two sons that I hope one day will be 2s (and eventually 4s).
|6 years 20 weeks ago||Fact check||
We pilfered them Cornell cheers in 1991. It was U-M's first NCAA appearance in 14 years.
|6 years 21 weeks ago||Rooted for Montreal||
And I love Morrison and Knuble. All of those years watching HNIC has clearly left its mark.
|6 years 21 weeks ago||Falk's been here before||
In my college days, both Mike and Mark Hammerstein were on the squad. Both had their full names spelled out, letters quite squished together. Fortunately, both young men were quite large.
|6 years 22 weeks ago||It's all good||
Yes, yes she does.
Thanks. Thought there might be some interest in this.
|6 years 22 weeks ago||No, you're wrong||
Spent less than half my life in academia (graduated at 22, I'm 44 -- yeah that's about right).
My initals are PHD.
And I stand by original point that "tremendous" fundraisers (esp. those who are iconic former football players) are rarely dismissed for performance issues.
|6 years 22 weeks ago||Not an activist...||
And, modesty aside, my wife of almost 11 years could school any U-M co-ed in the affection department.
FTR, found about the FB group from none other than Carl Grapentine. So there's that...
|6 years 22 weeks ago||Not to be douchey||
But if he had been "tremendous" I doubt he would have been let go.
|6 years 22 weeks ago||I used to live in Philly||
That town luuuvs them some Eagles. If Brandon can be all he can be there, he will own that town.
Best of luck, Brandon. Glad you went to a good team. And thanks!
|6 years 24 weeks ago||That depends...||
Do you know what "plethora" means? How can you say he had a "plethora" of points if you do not know what "plethora" means??
+1 for Three Amigos.
|6 years 24 weeks ago||Short answer||
|6 years 25 weeks ago||Were money no object||
I would be right there with you Ted. Great post.
Unfortunately, money is an object. An object I do not possess in great enough quantity. Enjoy!
|6 years 25 weeks ago||Link?||
|6 years 26 weeks ago||Disagree. Respectfully.||
Foster needs neither a "fisking" or a "fisting."
He just needs to be ignored.
|6 years 26 weeks ago||Representin'||
I got tickets in the NCAA lottery a year ago. A month ago, it looked like the worst $750 I ever spent. It still feels bad after last night's kick to the dong.
I'll go to the semis, since I work in The D and there are 2 games that day. Don't think I can bring myself to drive in to the city to watch the final on Saturday night. I hope to meet a deep-pocketed fan of one of the semifinal winners.
And I'll definitely be sporting my Michigan hockey jersey. We have everything to be proud of.
|6 years 26 weeks ago||C ya! (Fondly)||
Manny and Peedi
|6 years 26 weeks ago||It's official||
We've run out of things to talk about...
|6 years 26 weeks ago||PING!!||
Thank you, Post!
Let's get it done on the PK...
|6 years 26 weeks ago||Agree, HOWEVA...||
I thought Brendan Morrison's '96 OT NC winner was bigger because U-M had become a national power again but had come up short for several years. That was a big breakthrough....
|6 years 26 weeks ago||Jamiemac||
What was the "Butler and RIT make their respective Final Fours" parlay?
|6 years 26 weeks ago||High Hopes||
High hopes for this fall
(Yeah, ya gotta slur eleven a little...)
|6 years 26 weeks ago||The hits keep coming||
you can read more, if you want
|6 years 27 weeks ago||Make them play early games||
Bringing in those PAC-10 teams in and making them play at noon Eastern (9 a.m. Pacific), but they would never agree to it.
(See also: West Coast NFL teams always lose when they play 1 p.m. Eastern games.)
|6 years 28 weeks ago||Unfollow.||
That was an easy call.
|6 years 29 weeks ago||Loved Uno's||
Very good pizza and less-than-diligent about carding for beer.
Took my roommate there for his 20th birthday (I was 21), and told the waiter it was his 21st birthday. I showed my ID, the waiter said "Congratulations" to my roommate, and we had a great evening of pizza and pitchers of Stroh's.
And I'm not THAT old. Now, get off my lawn!!
|6 years 29 weeks ago||Freep-free since Sept.||
I've noticed that since I gave up the Freep, I've lost 10 pounds and my skin has cleared up.
|6 years 31 weeks ago||EMPTY-NETTER!!!!||
|6 years 31 weeks ago||"Tremendously tremendous"||
I just heard that, right?
|6 years 31 weeks ago||Hold my trophy...||
while I kiss your girlfriend and drink your beer.
|6 years 31 weeks ago||Jerome Bettis is from Detroit||
And MSU in the Final Four will lift up an economically depressed region.
|6 years 31 weeks ago||From the Latin...||
Veni, vidi, crotchae.
(I came, I saw, I crotched.)
|6 years 32 weeks ago||So full of win||
(P)utting the Big Ten Network on Texas channels means even the crew teams can fly first class. It would be ridiculous. Jim Delany would buy a monocle.
And put his pinky to his lips.
|6 years 33 weeks ago||Rooting for the Saints...||
picking the Colts.
Really freaking original, eh?
|6 years 33 weeks ago||Grab a dictionary||
I believe you have confused the meaning of "rationalization" with "reasoning."
|6 years 33 weeks ago||Good thread||
Pretty clearly, we all do. In so many ways.
|6 years 33 weeks ago||Now with Celebrity voices!||
That say, "You've Got Mail!"
Gawd, AOL was awful...
|6 years 34 weeks ago||I call B.S.||
What's the real story?
(For real, good to have a hated rival's viewpoint.)
|6 years 34 weeks ago||Also my license plate...||
Was blessed by my parents to be granted the initals PHD. I just have a bachelor's from U-M. Also, my AOL screen name from back in the early days of the Interwebs.
|6 years 34 weeks ago||A test...||
What's your middle name? (Or is this common knowledge?)
|6 years 34 weeks ago||Nice name||
So much so, iTampon is now a Trending Topic on Twitter.
|6 years 35 weeks ago||To answer the OP...||
HOWEVA, up 3 with 2 mins. to go and up 1 with 1 min. to go, with the ball, and we draw no iron until 0.2 secs on the clock? Hard to complain about the call...
|6 years 35 weeks ago||Worse team with a late lead?||
Bee-liners or Babcock-ers?
I give the Wings the (dubious) edge here, but criminy...
|6 years 35 weeks ago||Great accomplishment!||
Even when I was covering U-M sports as a jay-oh-bee, I don't think I made any XC meets (this was before water polo and crew).
Every U-M fan should attempt this.
|6 years 35 weeks ago||Stupid||
And if/when Lombardi does make an effort to trade JJ, the asking price will automatically be raised because everyone KNOWS he wants to get JJ out of L.A.
Way to stick it to yourself, D.L.
|6 years 36 weeks ago||Ready for the presser||
Aaaand we get to witness another press conference with Mrs. Kiffin all decked out, this time in Garnet and Gold.
For that photo op, I hope Lane continues to switch jobs every 14 months. More Mrs. Kiffin-at-the-press-conference photos!!
|6 years 38 weeks ago||Wait for it ...||
At least we finally have someone in charge who understands the Michigan-Ohio State rivalry.
|6 years 38 weeks ago||Yet, they don't march, have no rhythm...||
And some of the members are, uh ... plus-size.
|6 years 38 weeks ago||If B-Mo is in, so am I||
Not only might be Brendan be the best hockey player ever at U-M, he might be one of the best people. Saw him be a NC game hero and Hobey Baker winner, and no one could have done it with more class. May be my favorite Michigan athlete, ever.
Let's get Empowur'd!
|6 years 38 weeks ago||What I thought after I read the title...||
Yeah, great win, but not really so much...
|6 years 38 weeks ago||Sparty TD -- 17-14, TT||
Just wondering when they are going to get around to talking about the Leach firing. Has it been mentioned it?
|6 years 38 weeks ago||One more...||
Devin Gardner may enroll early.
|6 years 38 weeks ago||Thoughts and prayers, cjm||
Very sorry for your loss. Hope your year only gets better from here.
|6 years 38 weeks ago||Maybe not Spots or Bob's||
Since they may still be closed for the holiday break. Got mine and my boys' haircut at State St. Barber Shop on New Year's Eve and had my face fixed for Bob's. Alas, closed due to the break. Maybe they'll open up for the game on Sunday.
|6 years 38 weeks ago||Homestead Resort||
Up in the Leelenau Peninsula, about 20 miles west of Traverse City. Had a fireplace suite with my new wife. Watched the first half of the Orange Bowl in the jacuzzi, covered in soap bubbles. Watched the 2nd half (and OT) in bed with my bride asleep in my arms. No kids yet. Good times, indeed...
|6 years 38 weeks ago||Move along||
So lame, I had to post it twice.
|6 years 38 weeks ago||Hitting A2||
Dinner at Seva (wife's idea), then catching the Chenille Sisters at The Ark.
If anyone sees my testicles, please return them. kthxbai.
Srsly, everyone be cool and safe tonight.
|6 years 38 weeks ago||Hitting A2||
Dinner at Seva (wife's idea), then catching the Chenille Sisters at The Ark.
If anyone sees my testicles, please return them. kthxbai.
Srsly, everyone be cool and safe tonight.
|6 years 38 weeks ago||Thanks!||
This is where I come for my U-M info -- and I've got a U-M degree, 5 yrs in the MMB (4 in the hoops band) and 6 years covering U-M sports for a periodical under my belt.
Just a fan now, but I like coming here for the insight and debate from such a learned crowd. May you all have a happy and prosperous 2010. Keep posting!
To Brian: Thanks for providing this forum. Your work is hugely appreciated.
|6 years 39 weeks ago||Wait...||
We have inside linebackers?
|6 years 41 weeks ago||Who's the Boss?||
Winston used to watch "Who's the Boss?" which stars Alyssa Milano.
|6 years 41 weeks ago||Sorry||
But the wildly misplaced apostrophe in the title is talking to me...
|6 years 41 weeks ago||Tigers?||
At least we can look forward to watching the Tigers next spring.
Wait ... nevermind.
|6 years 42 weeks ago||HOWEVA...||
The NCAA allows basketball teams to practice right up to the final day of the NCAA Tournament, even if they went 6-23 and the NIT chortled at their mere mention. Bob Knight famously made his teams practice even after being knocked out of the tournament, because he could.
|6 years 44 weeks ago||Never ask a Navy man if he'll have another drink||
because it's nobody's goddamn business how many drinks he's had.
|6 years 44 weeks ago||Twenty, twenty twenty-four hours to go...||
I wanna be sedated.
|6 years 44 weeks ago||Mitch Albom-free World||
I have managed to live without any Mitch (columns, plays, books, radio, etc.) since he contrived that column about the former MSU players at the Final Four, then had the temerity to act like it was no big deal. He has also disrespected the owner of dis here blog, also an egregious act.
Avoiding Mitch and the Freep are two things I'm doing to make the world a better place. What are you doing?
|6 years 44 weeks ago||Thoughts and prayers||
Doesn't matter what team/school you root for ... cancer sucks.
|6 years 44 weeks ago||Once more||
ought to do it.
|6 years 44 weeks ago||Love Minor, but||
why do I feel like he is going to be listed as "Doubtful: (shoulder and ankle)" retroactively two years after he graduates.
It's just too bad. He could have had a really good career here had he been healthy.
|6 years 44 weeks ago||1986 = good||
My fourth year in the MMB and hadn't been to a Rose Bowl yet (a birthright back then). Band used to leave early when in Columbus so the busses didn't get rolled.
They're trying to hustle us out, but I knelt just outside the back corner of the north end zone to watch OSU last-ditch FG attempt. It looked good on the way ... then hooked in front of the left upright. NO GOOD! WE'RE GOING TO PASADENA! LET'S GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE!
Felt like we had to run a mile to the busses, but we didn't care, jumping up and down and screaming. Got back to A2 around 11, partied until about 5. Good times...
|6 years 45 weeks ago||15 Practices||
The most valuable part of any bowl game (esp. for a young team) is all of those extra practices you get.
That will be the biggest upside of this Saturday's victory, IMHE.
|6 years 45 weeks ago||The sun is hot||
and water is wet.
|6 years 45 weeks ago||Post of the Day!||
Thanks to the veterans and those still in service to this great country. We can never thank you enough.
|6 years 46 weeks ago||In the BTN preview, DiNardo also said||
that Denard would be the starting QB by the end of the season.
Maybe just wishful thinking on his part, since their names are so similar. What would a player named Denard DiNardo be like?
|6 years 46 weeks ago||AND THEN IT'S PUBLISHERS' CLEARINGHOUSE DAY!!!||
|6 years 46 weeks ago||Not applicable to all||
...especially since about 40 percent of the fans would be physically incapable of complying.
|6 years 46 weeks ago||Ham||
I recall former MSU coach (and, perhaps, future Michigan governor) George Perles addressing the media the Big Ten press conferences in Chicago many summers ago. He wanted to stress that whatever bowl game his team went to was fine with him.
"Bowl games are like ham. I've never had a bad ham."
|6 years 46 weeks ago||If they REALLY want to be authentic...||
...they should wear the HELMETS of the 1954 team. I don't just mean the design, I mean 1954 plastic and padding, too.
Yeah, that's the ticket.
|6 years 47 weeks ago||Epic||
Genuinely funny stuff.
Thanks for posting.
|6 years 47 weeks ago||INDIANA!||
Up 14-0 AT Iowa. lolwut?
Jamie, you're in the hole 31 there.
|6 years 48 weeks ago||What if DB didn't know||
Then, maybe not so much...
|6 years 48 weeks ago||Sounds about right||
Grades likely would have been different after the Indiana game (and could be different after this Sat., too).
|6 years 48 weeks ago||Sick of it. Just sick of it.||
The members of the MMB are PAYING students, not scholarship athletes. (I believe it's still a class through the School of Music, so those kids have to PAY to be out there). I would guess that the vast majority of them came to U-M to be in the Michigan Band and perpetuate its great tradition, just like the athletes.
And if the athletes enjoy great careers at U-M, some of them can look forward to highly lucrative careers playing their sport. Even the greatest marching band member in the world will ever receive a cent for his/her efforts out there. This is it for them. I know I rarely touched my trumpet after graduating. What could top playing in 5 bowl games, marching in the Tournament of Roses, and travelling to 4 NCAA basketball tournaments.
When coaches fail to put the players in a position to be successful, they are criticized along with the players. BUT, how much more influence does a U-M football player have over his individual success on the field than a marching band member? A helluva lot.
Long way around, the kids in the MMB work hard. They sweat, they hurt, they run and they PAY for the chance to perform in Michigan Stadium. And for what? For Michigan. For the love of it. Certainly not for an ungrateful public that knows little (or nothing) about what goes in to what they do.
I think criticism of the MMB needs to be directed at its leadership, the director, the School of Music and, to an extend the Athletic Department. Those are the people that need to put these kids in a position to succeed.
If you've got issues with the Band, direct them where they will do some good. To say "the Band fucking sucks" just shows your own ignorance. Save it.
|6 years 48 weeks ago||Definitely not Illinois||
The Dept. of Music's Bandorama concert is Saturday night, and the MMB is the featured attraction.
Also, the Band has not traveled to Wisconsin in about 30 years, due to some terrible treatment of visiting bands by the UW partisans. Don't know that the MMB will ever return to Madison.
|6 years 48 weeks ago||Madej = too old||
I know and love Bruce, but he's where he ought to be and will likely be retiring within the next 5-10 years. The new A.D. should be someone who will last at least 15 years in the gig.
|6 years 48 weeks ago||I see what you did there...||
But I think RR and John Beilein would go screaming into the streets...
|6 years 48 weeks ago||Lloyd Carr||
But there will a looooong line of folks from all over the country, many of whom worked here once before (Jeff Long at Pitt, Bob DeCarolis at Oregon State, Warde Manuel at Buffalo, etc.).
|6 years 48 weeks ago||The Horror||
I do recall the goalpost toss was dropped right before ... you know. Since then, I don't care if the drum major touches his head or his hat on the backbend, or drops trou and moons the crowd.
JUST CATCH THE DAMN GOALPOST TOSS!
|6 years 49 weeks ago||<Buzzer>||
The game-winning, game-ending catch vs. Virginia was in the north end zone.
|6 years 49 weeks ago||#21||
Sitting in my same seats for the last 13 seasons, having the same people around meet my parents, my girlfriend (who became my wife), saw her pregnant with our children and now know the children who come with us to every game.
Aaaand, watching a quality football program win games and play the right way.
|6 years 49 weeks ago||DEEE - FENSE!||
Isn't it obvious?
The cheer is a salute to the defense for stopping the opponent. Up in the rafters of Sec. 37, this is how my wife and I choose to end the cheer -- principally because we have our two sons (ages 6 and 8) with us for every game.
If not, what's wrong with just "Go Blue"?
(Yeah, I know ... get off my lawn...)
|6 years 49 weeks ago||Depends on weather||
If it's raining, there will be no parking allowed on the golf course. This means Pioneer will fill up earlier.
|6 years 49 weeks ago||At least we don't suck good||
Ruined the "fun" of the site? Who the hell you think made the fun in the first place, D-Bag?
|6 years 50 weeks ago||That should end it.||
Nothing more need be said.
|6 years 50 weeks ago||Nope. 2:30 Central start.||
Will never forget it. Got into a huge fight with my (then-pregnant) wife. Not a good day in a lot of ways. We made up later (well, the next morning), but the sting of the loss lasted much longer.
|6 years 50 weeks ago||Hang tough||
Didn't see your original post, but I've been there a few times. Take your time. Work your network. Do something to blow off the stress.
Hope you find something you really want to do.
Remember: Every crisis is an opportunity.
|6 years 51 weeks ago||FAIL||
Save sarcasm, this post is full of stupid.
|6 years 51 weeks ago||7||
That bitch I knew in Philly who screwed me over for her ex-boyfriend.
|6 years 52 weeks ago||Untimley turnover/penalty||
"Boy, what a bad time to commit that penalty/cough up the football."
I'm sorry. Are there GOOD times to do those things?
|6 years 52 weeks ago||MLB.com||
But you must pay.
|7 years 3 days ago||Esp. for the price||
I really think so. It's $6.99/6-pack @ Busch's, IIRC. Not very heavy, a subtle citrus tone, quite drinkable. It's local -- brewed and bottled in Webberville. And, well, ya gotta love the name.
Got a half-barrel of it from Morgan & York (on Packard, used to be Big Ten Party Store) last winter. The Spouse and I really enjoyed it, draining the barrel in about 3 weeks.
|7 years 3 days ago||Dig the money quote from Braylon||
"Welcome to the Browns locker room!" wide receiver Braylon Edwards hollered as players rushed over to check on the commotion.
|7 years 3 days ago||Wolverine Beer||
I kid you not.
|7 years 6 days ago||Good for your dad||
Congrats to your dad for still trekking to The Big House at 80. I'm glad to hear the fans around you show him the respect and deference he deserves.
May you both enjoy many more years going to games together.
|7 years 1 week ago||Right from Carl Grapentine...||
Carl (the P.A. voice of Michigan Stadium and the Band) tells me this was a call made by the athletic department folks to make room for the "pre-game video components." Coach Rod's name was brought up in the discussion, as was "team unity." He also said he misses doing the lineups since it would really get the crowd going for big games.
On the "team unity" point, Coach Rod said today he isn't going to announce which walk-ons get scholarships so the other walk-ons don't get bummed.
|7 years 1 week ago||Who?||
I only discuss players that play for Michigan.
|7 years 1 week ago||Origins of IGTBAMW||
At the 1984 Sugar Bowl game, the MMB and Michigan cheerleaders were on a New Orleans riverboat cruise with the Auburn band and cheerleaders. One of the more incessant Auburn cheers was "It's Great. To Be. An Awwwe-burn Tiger."
The MMB adopted it and adapted it for Michigan, occasionally chanting it during marches to and from the stadium.
As a band alum, it's cool to see something that started with the band move organically into the Michigan cheering lexicon.
|7 years 1 week ago||C'mon over to Sec. 37||
Up where I sit (Row 83), we were jammin' the whole game.
Some folks even did us the service of not showing up and gave us some place to put our feet and water bottles.
|7 years 1 week ago||Friday Night Tailgate||
Who told those nobs on Friday Night Tailgate that they are funny?
'Cuz they ain't. That is some horrific television...
|7 years 1 week ago||I believe it||
If this were written about almost any other personality, I think I'd call B.S.
This sounds like quintessential Ernie Harwell. Congrats on having such a great memory of such a great man.
|7 years 1 week ago||You can't not watch this||
I am making a point to watch this game tonight. I am looking forward to hearing Ernie speak to us.
I know I will cry. Of this, I am sure.
Bless you, Ernie. And thanks.
|7 years 1 week ago||You could get rid of the woodwinds...||
...and the Band parties would be even worse. The only chicks that would be there would be flags and the (rare) female brass players.
Of course, since the introduction of a more "corps" style, the median BMI of the MMBers has been on the chair lift. So, no great loss, I guess...
Now ... when I was in the Band, well, the women weren't incredibly hot either, but at least they were fit.
|7 years 1 week ago||SLAM||
Short for Grand Slam Saturday. 4 good things all together.
"OSU's loss completed The Michigan Slam late Saturday night."
|7 years 2 weeks ago||Beer (duh)||
Keep it local with either Bell's Oberon (in warmer weather, like now) or the aptly-named Wolverine Beer ($7.99/6-pack @ Busch's).
For colder games, toss in the occasional shot of Hot Damn Schnapps.
|7 years 2 weeks ago||Co-sign on Collins||
I covered the team back then and he was as down-to-earth as anybody. Didn't seem to have a care in the world, whether things were going well on the team or not. A very good dude, easy to root for.
|7 years 3 weeks ago||MGoBlueShop blows||
My spouse ordered me a nice, new Michigan golf shirt for my birthday (which was 2 weeks ago). She ordered it a week ahead of time, using the 20% coupon that came with our season tickets.
My birthday came and went. No shirt. She e-mailed twice. Called them. FINALLY, they sent her an e-mail earlier this week, saying they were committed to customer service and were looking to her issue blah blah blah. Still no shirt.
Eff 'em. I'm going with my Minor Rage jersey. Who cares that it's blue and it will be 80 degrees out (about 95 in La Casa Grande).
|7 years 4 weeks ago||Word||
I read the Freep stuff when a Sparty friend posted it on Facebook, no doubt giddy of impending probation, sanctions, lost scholarships, etc. And I had some bad thoughts about the program after reading it.
HOWEVA, a little time on this site showed the light on the whole situation. As someone else somewhere here said, this will likely have about as much effect as Carty's hack job last summer at the (now curiously defunct) Ann Arbor News.
Thanks, Brian. Big ups to you.
|7 years 4 weeks ago||RE: Sausage||
With apologies to the OP's vegetarian bent, I've got the hook-up for great sausage.
In Dearborn, on Schafer just south of Michigan Ave., is Alcamo's Italian Market. Handmade sausage (garlic, hot, fennel, plain and breakfast varities) all for $2.99/pound. (About a year and a half ago they raised their price from $2.49/pound, where it had been since I started going there in 2000).
I am partial to the fennel sausage, which I grill up and serve at all tailgates. It goes very fast when you cut it into bite-size chucks and stick toothpicks in said chunks. Our group will eat as much as I cook.
For veggies, I like a variety of carrots (baby -- no cutting necessary), celery, cauliflower, brocolli and grape tomatoes. Also, spinach dip with rye bread in a bowl made of bread. Everyone's a winner!
|7 years 4 weeks ago||Mascots||
Can't register a vote because the poll site is blocked by my company's firewall (friggin' Nazis).
I would wear the mascots shirt and be the hero of my tailgate.
Outstanding effort all around, Six.
|7 years 4 weeks ago||Pulling for friends||
Many of my non-Michigan allegiances are with friends and former U-M people that I like. To wit:
Big East: Pitt. Former U-M director of football ops Jeff Long is A.D. And the 'stache is OK.
ACC: Clemson. Close friend from U-M is an ortho doc for their teams.
Big 12: Texas. Like their tradition and that they beat USC. Have close friends with ties down there.
SEC: Got to know Les Miles and his wife when they were in A2, so it's LSU. Have a good friend from 'Bama, and always liked their tradition, so Roll Tide.
PAC-10: Former U-M associate AD Bob deCarolis is AD at Oregon State (I used to work with his wife). Hate USC, 'natch.
Big Ten: This is a tough one. PSU is OK, as I used to live in Philly and have some friends who are alums. I tolerate the Spartys, but for some reason can never, ever root for them. I even find myself rooting for OSU when they play. Is that wrong?
|7 years 5 weeks ago||Sarcasm is dead.||
I may have exaggerated.
|7 years 5 weeks ago||Great. Solo HRs.||
Wouldn't want to hit any of those with, say, runners on base, would we?
No, I suppose we wouldn't.
|7 years 5 weeks ago||Granderson out 2 games||
Leyland is sitting Curtis today and tomorrow. Grandy is something like 0-for-15 with 23 strikeouts in the last 3 games.
Or something like that...
|7 years 5 weeks ago||Don't look now...||
But the Tiges already trail, 3-0.
|7 years 5 weeks ago||Totally sweet...||
Outstanding, Yostal. Now rocking it on my Twitter avatar.
What will those crazy kids come up with next?
|7 years 6 weeks ago||au contraire, there's Mark's||
Mark's Midtown Coney Island on State (just south of 94) has some very acceptable coney dogs. I believe there is also one on Plymouth Road near US 23.
Of course, you really want the best coneys, you've got to truck in to The D and go to Lafayette. But you already knew that...
|7 years 6 weeks ago||It'll be a great move...||
...if Huff proves capable of driving in the runners in scoring position, esp. guys on 3rd with less than 2 outs.
This year's team has been pretty decent, but their lack of timely hitting has been frustrating, to say the least.
They've got the starters, the 'pen is coming around, and they can play defense. Now someone has to drive in some freakin' runs.
|7 years 6 weeks ago||Word to Red Hawk||
It's Casey's with better atmosphere, better location, better beer, better food, better help, etc.
|7 years 6 weeks ago||Zingerman's Roadhouse||
It's off-campus and overpriced (some would argue. Not I.) but the food is fantastic.
And it is very literally all American food, so there ya go...
|7 years 6 weeks ago||Not to be a d-bag, but...||
The motto is actually "cheaper than food."
At least it was when I was in school about 100 years ago...
|7 years 6 weeks ago||What did you expect?||
Don't mean to hate, but did you expect to see the first 15 scripted plays for the first game, complete with The Force rolling out and hitting open receivers, or MINOR RAGE?
It was Michigan football players on (plausibly) live TV. Haven't seen that since last Nov. For Aug. 14, it wasn't so bad.
All that matters is what happens after toe meets leather on Sept. 5.
|7 years 6 weeks ago||Clearing out||
...some almost-flat tonic water.
Thank God there is some gin to wash it down. Too damn hot for beer.
|7 years 8 weeks ago||Pittsburgh||
FWIW, Pittsburgh A.D. Jeff Long was director of football operations here in the Mo-Carr era and also worked on Bo's staff.
Plus, the RR-rivalry-with-Pitt storyline would have some legs.
|7 years 11 weeks ago||Amen on Grandy||
Just got my autographed photo of him in the mail yesterday for pledging to his Grand Kids Foundation. My boys (6 and 8) are well-aware that Curtis is my fave. My oldest son likes Cabrera (digs the long ball, I guess) and my youngest roots for Maggs.
As they get older, I will often remind them that the reason I like Curtis so much is not just because he is a good player, but because he is an even better person. I'm glad the Tigers have a CF that my children will be able to look up to for many years to come.
|7 years 20 weeks ago||AYE!||
|7 years 20 weeks ago||Julian Peterson||
The Lions sent Cory Redding (who that had franchised) to Seattle to get the former Sparty, a very good pass-rushing LB.
|7 years 21 weeks ago||But he did produce..||
I recall he had critical fumbles in losses to Illinois and Wisconsin. That's his legacy in my book. He was a major recruit when he signed.
|7 years 21 weeks ago||Thanks, Brian!||
Been lurking here for about 18 months. Really enjoy the content. Now I may have to share my ignorance with the MGoReaders...