chance of bowl: 13.6%
|3 weeks 3 days ago||May the stories of '84 never die.||
As a 12-year old born and raised on the Tigers, 1984 was a magical year. My brother and I remark about what a number of childhood memories center on those Tigers and other events of that year.
Much the same for 1997 Michigan football.
Even as a fan, you just know you are part of something special when it's happening.
Hoping for a magical October in Detroit and a return to enjoyable autumn Saturdays in A2 sooner than later.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||When deafening silence||
befalls the in-laws family Thanksgiving dinner as Jake "Mother F***ing" Ryan accidentally slips out of your mouth.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Is it OK to lick the monitor?||
Those sliders look incredible.
Great addition to the blog.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||How about an ad||
for Hoke's new fragrance for men: "Eau du Hot Dog".
|7 weeks 4 days ago||LT Long||
No need to pass for the entire game.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Been a few years since||
my last game, so maybe this has been around for a while.
The salute of the Vietnam veteran was a real nice touch. You could see how much he appreciated it.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||This comes to mind||
when I read this article about Hoke (wish I could embed the actual skit):
RIP Chris Farley
Long live Brady Hoke!
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Congrats.||
"Fig Things". Had forgotten about that one. Hillarious.
|8 weeks 17 hours ago||This preview seals it for me.||
I am completely buying in on the Willie Henry hype. If the technique can begin to match the strength, opposing offensive linemen will tire from picking themselves up off the turf all afternoon.
Ogre / Cave Troll
|8 weeks 22 hours ago||NOW I see the difference||
in the Frank Clark Before PSU and After photos- Socks!!!
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Far better memories accompany||
Fanfare for the Common Man, bitches!
Music nerds unite.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Good point Elwood.||
- Multiple sacks by the D line.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||A 25 + point win that accomplishes||
the following would be great:
- No injuries
- Improved O line play
- Strong rushing effort
- No turnovers
- Multiple forced turnovers
- Multiple sacks
- Nothing revealed offensively for ND
- Everything else that will benefit us
That's all I request.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Are you referring to||
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Were Norfleet to eclipse||
Breaston's records- he'll have earned it. He has been an exciting return man and hopefully will finally reach pay-dirt on one this season.
However, what would Norfleet setting the record for number of KOR already as a junior mean? Did DN field a larger percentage of kick-offs than SB because the other return man caught more on Breaston's teams? I remember SB being injured from time- could this be why? And, the least desireable reason- have we been giving up so many scores that Norfleet can reach these marks already?
Not sure if we can really know this answer for sure......(I need to get back to drinking)
Anyway, here's hoping Norfleet smashes the records- by fielding only the 2nd half kick-off every game!
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Baylor & LSU||
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Our tour guide mentioned||
something about Lollapalooza.
Fitz and the Tantrums did the 7th inning stretch.
Were they there?
Don't know too much about them.
I am old.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||The smaller concession||
stands behind the bleachers and under the scoreboard had Old Style.
The fact that regular seating cannot enter the bleacher area and vice versa may explain it. Maybe the bleacher seating is the only area of Wrigley selling it.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks for the embed.||
By the way- anyone else notice the spot at the end of the video about 2014 football tickets for sale? That topic has been well covered on this site, but I don't ever recall seeing it being advertised in this way before.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Damn dogs.||
They seem to taunt you with the fact they can.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||If we can duplicate the kind of season||
we had in 2011- tickets can be 16 inches long, weigh 25 lbs. and feature Rich Rod, GERG and Madonna on them for all I care!
|31 weeks 4 days ago||As awesome as Craft whiffing||
on the shot was, GRIII feeding him a Spalding Sandwich on that shot would have been just as epic.
Could that even be labeled a shot attempt?
ALL HAIL AIR-CRAFT.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||Does Munn allow brooms to be brought in?||
Having used the restrooms there before, I would say no.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||Feeling much better.||
I'm beginning to replace my blood with Bell's Two-hearted right now!
(Apologies to usurping the Friday Night Drinking Thread)
|38 weeks 3 days ago||Was unable to see the game.||
Saw the highlights last night.
Can anyone post this Beilein outburst?
Would love to see it.
|40 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks for the||
hard work and great article, Brandon.
Whenever I read about the character of these young men (recruits and current players) and see the comments that some of"their best qualities are off the field", the sting of this past season doesn't hurt as much. Success on the field is satisfying, but helping these men continue being valuable members of society and helping them earn a degree is worth rooting for as well.
Good luck to these recruits wherever they committ (Michigan!).
|41 weeks 3 days ago||Remember Junior in||
the Sugar Bowl?
Although only a few years ago, seems like 10 after this season.
Here's to better days ahead for both Junior and the MIchigan football team!
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Thanks for the post.||
As much as opposing teams can smell blood in the water after our last two efforts, the team that put up 59 points in the opener and played pretty well against ND is also in the back of their minds.
Which Michigan team will show up this Saturday?
|1 year 4 weeks ago||I find that games-||
and other things in life that you look forward to and anticipate- should be approached with hope, not expectations. Expectations can be difficult to achieve. And unmet expectations get me frustrated and can steal the joy of what overall is a great experience.
Hoping the boys have a good couple of weeks getting ready for the B1G schedule!
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Ugly- yes.||
This is still a fairly young team, and this is part of the growing pains.
Are they ready to handle the success and expectations that follow a big win like the ND game? Not quite yet, as today's game proved, but they won.
Part of the on-going learning will be how they respond this week in practice.
I am optimistic the UConn game will show they are still learning- and still moving forward toward a B1G champion-caliber team.
Better days (and better wins) ahead. Cheers!
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Sounds about right.||
Top ten will be a nice goal to achive over the next couple of weeks.
Still basking in the glow of last night.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Just got back from||
Walldorff Brewery in Hastings, MI.
State Street Stout & Bistro Blonde Black and Tans.
Let's destroy South Bend CC tomorrow!
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Thanks for your insight,||
Mr. Punt. Good luck to all you do from here on out.
I can't resist- anyone else ever wonder what the full-sized shots of Punt and Counterpunt's pictures look like? My thoughts:
Punt- Holding a wooden ox yoke on his shoulders, ala Rocky IV training in Soviet barn.
Counterpunt- Overlooking a scenic Lake Michigan inlet- and getting pantsed.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Is it filled||
with Oberon and you can swim / drink from one end of it to the other?
If not, then worst thing ever. What's next?
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Unfortunate for Harris.||
As a player who was working hard in school in order to enroll early at UM, hopefully he doesn't rush the recovery. Things will work out in the end.
Sucks when a senior (high school or college) misses some of their final year.
Hope nothing but the best for him moving forward.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||# 5 will look good||
in the rafters. Statues of both him and Yzerman should also be comissioned to join the others in the new arena.
Anyone else ever wonder how Nick never won an Hart trophy? Or a Lady Bing? Should have at least 1 Hart and about 10 Bings. Simply the best defenseman in a long time.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Good!||
Class of 2014 boys probably tired of 2015 upstarts hogging all the limelight. McDowell, Lattimore, Hand, Westphal, Jackson and Smith all dropping for Hoke tonight should shift focus back to 2014 class.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Laughed so hard||
shot my beer through my nose reading that BlueDragon!
The only way this could ever happen would be the refs not noticing Henne snagging the bubble screen riding in a golf cart down the sidelines! That would be epic!
Wish Denard (and Henne) all the best in Jacksonville.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Agreed-||
this is a double-post.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Agreed.||
Based on sheer size, Malik McDowell equals 1.5 humans / commits.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||YEEESSS!!!||
THE BBQ STRIKES AGAIN!!!
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Re McGary:||
"...he X factor for Michigan is"
Awesome! Yoda now doing evaluations for ESPN!
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Wow.||
Is that a watermelon seed in Nick's nostril?
Dead or Alive casting:
QB: Paul Newman
LB: Mike Tyson
Kicker: Leslie Nielsen
DC: Sam Kinison
HC: Brady Hoke (the only choice)
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Great advice and thanks.||
After just reading about the HTTV Football Preview being available at Moe's, do you or anyone else know the address of Moe's? HTTV for me, t-shirt for her.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Thanks for the advice,||
Wolverine In Exile- and beautiful picture.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Probably just grabbing||
a quick bite after a busy morning. This explains breaking news reports that Columbus has been turned into a smoldering crater.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Watching a game is great,||
but it's not like this is Michigan - Michigan State or The Game. Nothing against UConn, but this should be a definite W for the good guys. Pop an earbud in one ear, and listen to the game while you travel Europe. Make the most of this great opportunity! Watch a full game replay when you get back.
As stated in other posts, Frank and Jim are a good listen.
MGOBLOG REPRESENT IN EUROPE! GO BLUE!
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Ice-cold Hamms.||
As much as I love the craft brews, always enjoy returning to my roots now and then.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||turtleboy, love that||
signature quote. Well done.
Could well be shirt material. Headshot of swag Mattison on the front, and his quote on the back. I would buy that.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||"Weis Seduction" *||
* The producers of Weis Seduction cannot guarantee that this fragrance will cover the lingering stench of the championship game performance.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Hoke response to reporter:||
"Where's Urban- he's still over there in the hallway admiring a janitor's ass."
|1 year 18 weeks ago||I get melancholy||
with cursed double posts.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||I get melancholy||
thinking about the season that led up to that game. That Citrus Bowl game was a glimpse of what could have been had half our team not been injured or playing at well less than 100% due to said injuries. It was a sweet win though.
Jacksonville's Wolverine backfield would be awesome!
|1 year 19 weeks ago||It just occurred to me,||
watching the Breaston highlights. Had Denard been a receiver, how much alike this footage would be to his. Slap a 16 over the 15 on these clips and it could almost pass for his highlights.
From Breaston to Robinson to ??? Who will emerge as the next "Lightning in a Bottle" in the Maize and Blue?
Also, great memories of Manningham. What a talent.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Lots of bad memories||
listed in this post. Here's to far fewer in the coming years!
Gotta go with the 2007 Rose Bowl. 2006 was a great season. So much excitement and defensive destruction. The ohio game was a heartbreaker, and getting robbed by the damn computers for a NC rematch was confusing and frustrating. Those rough couple of weeks passed, and was really looking forward to dumping USC and putting the "Agony in the Armpit" behind us.
Instead, it was a lifeless display against a Trojan team we made look a lot better than they actually were. Have never felt as empty at 11-2 than that year.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Maybe it's just my monitor,||
but is that the "Manute Bol" size?
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Good point.||
Cabrera's ability to hit pitches that are not strikes- and hit them hard- will be required for the foreseeable future. He is so hot right now, that he will not see many strikes. I would also expect him to have a huge increase of walks, no matter how well Prince is hitting. And when Feilder is hitting, we will punish them.
Great time to be a Tiger and Wolverine!
Edit: AND also a great time to be a Red Wing!
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Burress guarantees all socks are:||
- machine washable
- polyfiber to reduce chafing
- sold in packs of 3*
*Free month of Cinemax when msu student ID presented at point of purchase
|1 year 21 weeks ago||I count 22 on this list||
for 2015. Seems about right for how many we'll take for this class.
I think you misspelled "Committing"- was spelled "Of interest".
Also, we should have at least 75% of the 2015 class and 50% of the 2016 class signed by now. Wish Hoke and Co. would do some damn recruiting already!
|1 year 22 weeks ago||All 3 of my children||
were instructed during their potty training years to bid their little turds farewell with "Bye-bye buckeyes" as they flushed.
Parenting 101 my friends.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Totally agree, M-Wolverine.||
Pistons-Celtics was amazing in the late 80's. Some real hate in that rivalry. As much as I lived and died with the Pistons fortunes and loathed the Celtics, I always admired McHale. A complete player. Great defense, great rebounding, and as you stated, had about a million moves with his back to the basket. His jump hook was absolutely leathal.
Along with Ainge, Brad Lohaus was always a great choice to have his face caved in. Damn that was some great basketball!
|1 year 22 weeks ago||I was thinking||
mad scientist / evil genius. The big glasses, beady eyes, grease board full of crazy formulas.
Should be wearing a white lab coat with a background of boiling concoctions, pulsing electric globes and a withered Andy Katzenmoyer hanging from a torture rack on the back wall.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Now if English and Hart||
were jumping out of planes into EMU bathrooms, I would donate to see that.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Had this study been||
conducted during the Cooper era, profanity levels in ohio would have reached historical heights.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Refined Engine of Death.||
Still laughing about that reference. Brilliant.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Great stuff. Thanks for posting.||
Ryan bringing the Red Rain!
I was rocking a red mullet back then. Absolutely amazing.
GINGERS UNITE!!! RED ARMY FOREVER!!!
|1 year 23 weeks ago||One of the overlooked||
aspects of Gallon's game is Gallon himself. The guy is stout. Most mention him being only 5'8, but he's a thick 5'8. Cornerbacks that he just doesn't zip around aren't able to knock him off his routes because he strong enough to absorb the jam and continue on his way.
Worthy of the #1? If he was running out of the tunnel wearing it for the opener, would not have a problem with that.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||The power of the||
Hoke recruiting juggernaut now even trumps graduation / spent eligibility. The debates over who will wear number 2 are null and void as Woodson returns this fall. However, the battle over number 1 will be fierce between AC, David Terrell and Braylon.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||"Beating us for recruits?"||
Are we really "beating" staee for recruits? I don't think so, since that would mean state was actually some competition for a recruit.
"That's never happened before."
Clearly rcmb has members that are only 4 or 5 years old with no knowledge of pre-2008 recruiting.
Even if this poster is being sarcastic, it's still hillarious.
Welcome aboard Mr. Marshall!
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Well played, BlockM.||
Very clever. Let's see if it works (awesome pic response) for me as well:
Peppers is such an incredible talent, he could be used on special teams, returning punts and Kunis...
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Basking in the glow of||
an undefeated season and counting the minutes to the next Saturday. Maybe hit a local watering hole, watch state fans crash and burn during their loss, have a few laughs.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Where's the tassel?||
Must be too much like shoelaces for Denard.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||That was a great win.||
Mathews will always have that play, and a degree of course.
And Crable. What a beast he was during his senior year in 2007! 90 tackles with 28.5 TFL. He was everywhere that year. In my opinion, he was involved in a couple of images from the great 2006 season that will forever be burned into my brain.
What a glorious day that was. When Quinn finally did get up, he probably couldn't see. And that was partially due to a giant pelt of sod rammed into to his facemask.
The other image (I will not provide picture because of the never-healing wound) is him being called for one of the worst late-hit calls in history on Troy "Duffel Bag O' Cash" Smith in The Game of the century.
Congrats to both on graduating. HAIL!
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Realizing there have been||
some poor / risky coaching choices over the years, but why not one more? Bill Laimbeer. Since Dumars is already on his last leg in Detroit, no point in avoiding hiring your old teammate anymore.
It would be worth it just for the irony of Phil Jackson being part of hiring one of his old tormentors in Chicago.
Bad Boys Forever!
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Jeremy LeSueur is the||
only player from MIssissippi (Holly Springs) that I can recall. Sure there are more.
Welcome aboard Mr. Jones.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Denard- why waste all||
that time flying to Ann Arbor and back and missing some camp? Just slip on some football spikes and sprint there and back!
Congrats to Robinson. He and his family should be proud. Nice gesture by the Jacksonville organization for realizing this important accomplishment.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Damn!||
Hart still looking solid!
In regards to the question, pretty hard to reach the open field without breaking through some tackles first. Love both, but Hoard- style gets my vote. Meat grinding and Molar rattling in 2013!
|1 year 24 weeks ago||This could be proof||
of a secret agreement between Hoke and Beilein.
McGary - PF / TE
Gardner - QB / SG
|1 year 24 weeks ago||All the staff||
does is work hard, and be genuine. What the university is and offers speaks for itself. A great recipe for success for the coaches and the university. Hail!
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Why not a legacy?||
How about Tyrone Wheatley Jr.?
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Breathtaking.||
Two golden crescents and four hash marks. Will the Burger King napkin this design was submitted to the NCAA on be kept for posterity?
Eye of Sauron? Anybody? Sauron CoFoPoff?
|1 year 25 weeks ago||In my best southie accent,||
Bucky F***ing Dent.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Saving the Indiana - Purdue||
game must be a huge relief to the 7 fans who attend that game.
Hello College Gameday!
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Perhaps my view of the Lions||
and WCF is jaded, but a lifetime of what he has exposed us to as fans will do that. For the better part of the last 50 years, the phrase "A fish rots from the head" perfectly sums up Ford's "leadership" of the Lions.
I cringe when Michigan men end up in Detroit. Most will deserve better than what they will experience in Detroit. Being able to watch a former Wolverine star more because they are now in Detroit is just me being selfish. I enjoy seeing them elsewhere because they will be treated as professionals in an organization that actually cares about winning.
I want to believe again, but this doubting Thomas will have to see it to believe it.
Best of luck to Robinson back home in Florida.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||If the past is any indicator,||
we can count on Delany and the university presidents to make decisions and sweeping changes that will please all fanbases and not embarrass the conference on a national level.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Rivals camp worth seeing?||
Yes- if you:
1. Head-to-toe maize and blue body paint
2. Sing "The Victors" non-stop at the top of your lungs
3. Hide inside tackling dummy
4. Ask if you can shag fly balls
5. Bring enough money to post bail
More tequila please.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Can someone with far||
more computer skills than I (if I had any, I'd do it myself) add a couple of burning couches in the background?
Would be suitable for framing then.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||So much has been||
said about the #1 jersey for these years it has gone unworn, that it is approaching mythical status (somewhat deservedly so). The person deemed worthy of wearing it will be someone with the obvious elite receiving skills, but also the drive and dedicatlion to carry the honor and burden of this jersey.
Here's to hoping that any current receiver or future receiver will rise to this great honor and challenge!
|1 year 26 weeks ago||I believe you are right,||
GB. People running into the backs of their own linemen 2 yards in the backfield is called "Play # 1" in Bollman's 1-page offensive playbook.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Of course he would want||
to visit Michigan. This is Michigan fergodsakes! Who wouldn't?! We don't need him, but you can't blame a kid for wanting to check out A2.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||This is a wonderful find.||
Thanks for posting.
Makes you wonder though. How out-of-shape must some of the recruits been for Fritz to have to send this out in advance? No doubt it was for the recruits benefit and Crisler wanting to see them perform well, but wow. Pretty detailed list of requirements.
Diving onto the ground, landing on your chest? I would break every bone on the front of my body.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||How about David Harris?||
Both slightly undersized but with amazing ability to read plays and be to the ball in a nanosecond.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||O sweet odd year schedule!||
Other than the events in Boston (in our thoughts and prayers), this has been a pretty good start to the week. Harris committing and now season tickets. Can't wait.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Due to the||
great recruiting visits that Hand and Peppers had during this streak, I advise you to continue ignoring all personal hygene until national signing day. Your committment to basketball and football success is appreciated.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Tonight men,||
we'll be knee-deep in whiskey and hookers.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Many thanks,||
Don. Will begin committing to memory. GO BLUE!!!
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Hmmm.... Sounds like||
another Rich Rod conspiracy at work here.
I've never been on the site enough over the years to notice how often it is updated. And it would be nice to pour over Hoke's numbers in the future. Hopefully, it will be updated soon.
Maybe there is a new tab for Hoke teams. Possibly listed as: Epic Finger Pointing Era, Return of Manball, or The Short-Sleeved Years.
Also, please forgive me for being an unlearned dolt, but who is the Bentley of the Bentley Historical Library?
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Just got back from||
Founders. Enjoyed a Porter, Curmudgeon and Oatmeal Stout. The expansion construction is underway there and should be amazing when finished. Hail from Brew City!
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Hanson should be||
awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. As a Lion for his entire, long career, he was loyal and productive during some of the worst teams in NFL history. May he enjoy a well-earned retirement.
Time for the Lions to draft another kicker for the long haul. We've had only 2 for the last 33 years (Eddie Murray, Hanson).
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Hoping Beilein has subs||
and gatorade bath late Monday night!
|1 year 28 weeks ago||RIP Mr. Ebert.||
This horrible disease can no longer harm you. Condolences to his familiy.
Chatster, thanks for this great video. Great review to a great movie.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Is "Braxton Miller"||
new slang for "The Bong" , "Elderly Widows" or "The High Notes"?
|1 year 29 weeks ago||While Spike may not||
go on to become a NBA lottery pick, I forsee a great career at Michigan. Will be a fan favorite, play with tremendous heart and be a thorn in the side of B1G opponents for 3 more years. Glad Beilein can see potential where 98% of others cannot.
Amadeo looks like the sad, unforgiving truth- that he will not be in Ann Arbor, but the Armpit of the Midwest for 3 more years- is setting in.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||This is great!||
Flow charts horsesh** Love it.
Who's my tiger? Johnny Wockenfuss.
World Series Champs 2013!!!
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Thank you. Your landmark||
discoveries and research in the the field of Tournament Champion Picks will be celebrated for generations to come. Einstein who?!?
By the way, how about this week's Powerball numbers? I'll give you a 20% cut.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||A good Burkefest||
is the key to a good day. Washed down with a triple-shot of lore please.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||GM making some||
big money now but is still an incredible value. He could be paid this as a recruiter alone and would still be worth every penny.
Some of the fine print on this contract:
- Can recruit the Bahamas whenever he deems it necessary.
- Unquestioned use of David Brandon's private jet.
- Unquestioned use of David Brandon's office bathroom.
- Told Fritz Crisler's seat number.
- Super-awesome horseshoe pits intalled in south end zone.
- Allowed to tailgate up to 5 minutes before kickoff.
- Weekly calling of Urban Meyer telling him he faked every defensive call in Florida.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Thanks for the advice.||
My 11 year-old son and I have been researching this together and appreciate you pointing us in the right direction. GO BLUE!!!
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Thanks for this||
great story and pictures. My grandfather was a tail gunner on a B-24 during WWII. By the time he turned 19, he had flown over 50 missions over Europe. He's been gone over 30 years now. Sure miss him.
Does anyone know of a website or location I could do some research on what planes he flew in or what men he served with? Haven't had much luck getting info on this. Thanks.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||As long as we keep winning,||
we could wear Carhartt bibs and flip-flops for all I care (or has Oregon football already rolled out that look?). Atlanta here we come!!!
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Once again||
I will be only a financial donor in the office bracket challenge. Hoyas in the finals on one sheet, and New Mexico in the Final Four on my other. OUCH. Silver lining: All focus now centered on Michigan advancing since bracket sheets are now fish wrap. GO BLUE!!!
|1 year 31 weeks ago||I plan on being there||
My bad. Double post.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||I plan on being there||
early with a trailer full of old couches for sale. Will charge sparties double after their game. Should make a small fortune.
As a rule, Michigan is the only team I root for to win. If seeing the B1G do well is desired as well, root for Valpo to lose. Or for Iona to lose. Never allow the words "I want state to win", or "I hope ohio state wins" to be uttered.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||"I see nothing wrong||
with this play." - Pat Narduzzi
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Spring football is like||
a mirage. September is still 5+ months away. Still great to see this. Thanks for the feed.
Are the recruits that are in town able to watch this? Not sure if there are rules about it.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Great news for both||
Mattison and Michigan! With the glut of talent now arriving yearly coupled with current defenders knowing the system, Mattison will command an army of destruction.
Across the midwest, with this news B1G offensive coordinators and recruiters are throwing chairs and cursing profusely. *
* Except in east lansing- where this occurs daily anyway.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||It warms my heart||
when young people can look back and see the error of their ways then turn their life around for the better (hopefully much better in AA).
Seems strange that Dantonio and Bollman were not able to convince Drake that he would be the centerpiece of an offensive juggernaut in east lansing.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Juwan always had an impressive||
post-up game. Even as a freshman just out of high school, he had a great understanding and command of playing with your back to the basket. Webber was such an athletic freak of nature, he could impose his will down low. Howard, was a technician down low and from the free throw lane down, was almost automatic facing the basket with his straight-up, high held jumper. The two of them together were a thing of beauty. They worked the high-low feed to perfection. Howard usually took high percentage shots- of which a great many he converted.
Burke already has a place among the many Michigan greats. He will join them on the stat sheets as well.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Looks like a star||
shining above Nik. I bet it's more than a shooting star.
Here's to hoping the boys make the cover again in about a month.
But first, may Crisler run red with Hoosier blood tomorrow. Long overdue to break out from these month-long doldrums with a resounding beatdown. GO BLUE!!!
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Favorite: Blues Brothers||
Great music, performers, cameos and quite funny. Actually considered a musical.
Underrated: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988 version)
Michael Caine and Steve Martin are brilliant. Great ending twist for first-time viewers. Can watch this a couple of times a year and always laugh. Love it!
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Community work is important.||
Wormley is to be commended.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||"Good" contribution from RS freshmen||
I feel is reasonable expectation. Any RS freshman play that exceeds good or is consistently good is just gravy. I like gravy- lots of gravy.
What about Matt Godin? He had above average size already last season. With a year of adding muscle and technique, maybe he can bring the gravy.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||...and that's all||
the time I needed back then!
Who am I kidding- that's all the time I need now!
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Beauty is in the||
eye of the beholder. I don't care how ugly it is, a win over sparty is always a thing of beauty.
Hopefully we can build on this win for the rest of the season.
On a side note- anyone in attendance spot any visiting recruits? I know we had some visitors this weekend, and they were treated to a great win. Maybe a win on many levels.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Ferns shutting||
Saban down makes him 1 for 3 in the last few years against Michigan commits.
Good guys: Poggi and Ferns
Led astray: Dee Hart
Probably more I just can't remember.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||No.||
But a can of warm Keystone Light had to be close.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Got a haircut yesterday||
and my barber gave me a fifth of Du Bouchett Blackberry Brandy. Enjoying on the rocks. Watching the Dark Knight Rises. Slow evening. Nice. Great barber.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Had a sparty||
comment to me today that Michigan is going to be angry and pissed off about the Penn State loss and will take it out on msu on Sunday. As much as I would love nothing better, I don't know if this team has that in them- yet.
This is a young team and young teams don't get angry so much as they get frustrated, and it shows in their play. Hopefully with Burke calling the team's heart lacking will spark something that can fuel this young team the rest of the season. Overall, it has been a great season- one I believe will last late into March. Let's keep the faith and GO BLUE!!!
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Playing a team searching||
for their first win (conference) makes me nervous. But after the usual slow start, Burke, THJ and Morgan lead the way in a strong team win.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Sparty should kick this||
habbit now. Because when they graduate in 7 years, mom and dad will not see this as appreciation for free room and board in the basement.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Michigan 67 Illinois 65 OT||
Junior Hemingway with the game-winning 2 point conversion.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||I hope the best||
for Brink moving on after football. He was one of the great examples of a player who clearly reaped the rewards of hard work under Hoke, Montgomery and Mattison's line coaching. Lord willing, may he see no ill effects from this in the future.
This is a tough issue.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||They make it so easy.||
Hollis: "I watched many different angles..."
Izzo: "But I didn't appreciate the way it was handled."
This must qualify as front page news in east lansing. Hillarious. Surely Hollis is pressing the NCAA to investigate.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Dantonio must feel||
compelled to hire his "Tragic Hero".
|1 year 34 weeks ago||How much should be||
read into McDowell's entire family visiting with him?
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Most NFL scouts||
will be understanding knowing how many mouthy spartans Denard has needed to backhand lately.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||The Big House is||
a massive stadium and has been enjoyed by many, but I don't believe that means it is for anytlhing and everyone. Nothing against the WWE, but Yost, Bo and even marketing master Don Canham would frown on this. Just my opinion.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Really?||
Did Lord Izzo OK this?
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Well, its been a good run.||
Now that little brother has exposed the secret agreement between the entire national media and the Michigan basketball team, we should prepare for a return to "truthful and fair" coverage.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||There seems to||
be a lot of rumors and activity surrounding the East Landfill staff the last few months. Maybe we just don't hear about it, but none of that appears to be the case with our staff. Solid and unified.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Look at his right hand!||
Getting ready to salute his mother behing the bench.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Congrats!||
Great picture of dad holding these 2 beautiful gifts from above. Look forward to seeing them at the Big House in the future! Also, props to mom for the knitting- and the twins.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||With this covershot, I think we just||
found out the real reason behind the melting of the polar ice cap.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||The word "Love"||
and "Ohio" should rarely if ever be used in the same sentence. Young Mr. Dawson will be schooled in such matters once he arrives in A2 this summer.
Here are a few accepted examples of using these words appropriately:
- I would love a giant meteor to crash into Columbus, Ohio.
- Most escaped convicts love the "You're welcome here" attitude Ohio offers.
- Buckeye ladies, get into the Horseshoe free when you show your "I love Ohio State" tramp- stamp.* (Ages 14-55 only. Sorry grandma.)
PS: Apologies to any of the U-M faithful living in Ohio. God bless you and stay strong.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||SHAME ON ALL OF YOU!!!||
HOW DARE YOU MAKE SUCH ACCUSATIONS! BRIEFCASES FULL OF CASH!? LURING YOUNG MEN WITH SOUTHERN BELLES!? OPTIONAL ACADEMICS!?
CERTAINLY NOT AT AN SEC SCHOOL!
|1 year 37 weeks ago||All-time best college basketball||
announcer (more of a color man)? Al McGuire.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Here's to hoping||
Thad Matta catches one in his pie-hole tomorrow.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||We've plucked recruits from||
enemy strongholds before, but wouldn't Cornwell be a strong Oklahoma target as he hails from Norman? Don't get me wrong- nothing is more satisfying than poaching a top recruit from a competitor's own town- but if we really want this kid, we'll have to lead him out of the Sooner / Longhorn Black Hole.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Make sure you follow||
proper protocol here. First, pick the Michigan decal, plate or emblem of your liking- then find a vehicle that will properly display said decal, plate or emblem.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Thanks for the pics.||
Brings back a lot of great memories. Some from 20 years ago, some from 2 weeks ago.
THE TIME TO TAKE ASSEMBLY HALL IS AT HAND! LET BLOOMINGTON BE PLUNDERED AND LAID WASTE BY THE STORM OF DESTRUCTION ARRIVING FROM THE NORTH!
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Bell's Winter White Ale.||
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Be sure to inform your||
sparty "friends" that last years cup looks better suited to hide Skoal spittle stains.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||I imagine Bo had few if any||
regrets. I cannot recall him ever complaining or lamenting publicly that he never won a national championship. People who put their best into all they do, and do it honestly are content with whatever the outcome is. For more than 2 decades as our coach- and until his passing- I believe Bo enjoyed well-earned contentment.
Can't wait for the return of more MEAT GRINDING & MOLAR RATTLIN'.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||...I injured my jaw||
in the battle at Big Beaver...
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Not to diminish||
the task at hand today, but should we win, we should move into the #1 spot. Having that bullseye on your back, it can be just another pressure / burden for a team to bear. But as tough as the conference is this year, I believe it doesn't even matter. Whether you're ranked #1 or #100, every Big Ten game is a bare-knuckle slugfest. Bring on the #1 ranking, step into the ring and try to take it from us.
... and no, Mr. Groce. I do not want to check out your selection of used mini-vans.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Yes it does.||
The more the merrier!
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Last look at these||
seniors as collegians. Most have respresented Michigan well over the years. Best of luck to all of them in whatever they do from here on out.
I believe Gholston was befriended with the intention of taking him out into the middle of the Arizona desert to be roundly beaten and left there.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Excellent.||
That financial windfall should about cover all 8 of our 2013 football uniforms.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Forgive me not||
knowing a great deal about this, but is there an actual award ( $$$ and or trophy ) for winning, or just bragging rights?
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Welcome back Wings.||
Here's a question- does a shortened schedule packed with games favor the Wings?
Though not as old a team as they have been in the past, not sure if this is a blessing or a curse.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Spot on, Brian.||
Also, nice picture of Tressel doing yard work.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Spot on, Brian.||
Also, nice picture of Tressel doing yard work.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Steele's secret||
to his success with predictions: Magic 8 Ball.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Here's a thought...||
... Lewan dating Miss Michigan. Brent Musberger approves- too much. Kirk Herbstreit swallows his tongue. Obama and John Boehner seen riding a twosie in DC. William Gholston undeclares for the NFL for another shot at Lewan. What does any of this have to do with new banner- nothing! Time for my meds! GO BLUE!!!
|1 year 40 weeks ago||YES!!!!||
" Mentioned Long, Jansen and Hutchinson among others..."
Future Michigan linemen will state:
" Mentioned Long, Jansen, Hutchinson and Lewan among others..."
Lewan will take his rightful place among these Michigan legends.
Already can't wait for fall.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Agreed. Once the||
O-line gets established and builds on some experience, good things will happen. Maybe that will be later this season, or maybe next. But domination will come, and some lucky RB will be running through gaping holes for 6+ yards a crack. Think early 90's when 3rd stringer Ed Davis was running wild in games. Yes, it was awesome to have Weatley and Powers rolling up big yardage, but a great O-line can make a wheelbarrow look like a Ferrari ( no dis to Davis- he was great back ).
|1 year 41 weeks ago||The Beast is Back...||
Feels so good to have the basketball back to this level!!! From this crusty Michigan man- who can remember back to some good years with the likes of Tarpley, Grant, Joubert & co.- this is fun! Beilein and his staff's patience and hard work are coming to fruition. Enjoying the ride!!! GO BLUE!!!
|1 year 41 weeks ago||They can spell???||
Come nightfall, that scene will give way to pagan rituals, book burnings, virgin sacrifice, free tattoos, new car giveaways, and summoning the ghost of Woody.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Should Narduzzi leave...||
Dantonio's requirements for new DC candidates:
- must respond well to eternal scowling
- can wash Lord Izzo's car
- strong knowledge of area correctional facilities
- strive for consistent mediocrity
- recruit well in Canada
- can bring Rich Rod back to Michigan
|1 year 41 weeks ago||What sweet elixir||
this win was following the dissappointment of the bowl game. Not sure how many beat-downs like this we will administer in away games this Big Ten season, but ecouraging to see that we didn't let up even when the game was well in hand against a decimated Wildcat team.
On a sidenote- what color would you call that on the court? YIKES! NU is probably looking forward to road games this season.