|4 weeks 1 day ago||Had a great time||
Sat in the student corner and saw five very good goals. Crowd was festive and beer made it fun. Can't wait for next year.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||It's thundering like crazy now||
right according to schedule. 60% chance of thunder each and every hour of match. 30 minute delay after each strike.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Thunder expected all day||
This sucks more than stars not playing. I hope they can play the game. Wonder what the policy is if the game is cancelled ? Looking for poncho now and praying.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||It will be $25 at State and Granger||
I'd get there by 1:00. Traffic will be nuts.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||It's everywhere around A2||
My 17 year old son is into this big time. He is on a travel team with boys from all the schools in and around A2. - they are ALL into it. They are traveling to East Landfill and Palo Alto the next couple weeks and the kids are just as excited to find new Pokemons.
While the game looks cool and it is another fun use for the smartphone, I worry about driving and paying attention to the phone.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Referees have been excellent today||
Haven't said that too much lately.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Not happy||
No respect. Two in a row away games to the school that f'ed us?
I thought only MSU and Delaney could do that.
And then October 26th?
Clearly we acting like we are second fiddle to ND. Bo was right. The Hell with Notre Dame!
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Coolest car not mentioned so far|
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Wings sign Robert Lang, 6 years 20 million||
Also picked up Geritol and Depends as official sponsors.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||People who TEXT while driving||
Please stop before you kill someone.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||It's a Wonderful Life||
The last scene is so freaking sappy and I cry every time!
Pride of the Yankees too when Lou Gerhrig delivers his "luckiest man" speech.
Worst was on a first date (many years ago) I saw Terms of Endearment. I was awkwardly trying to be real cool. The scene where Debra Winger is dying of cancer and telling her kids to be nice to each other after she is gone, produced a river of sobs, against my will. I knew almost as little about women then as I do now. Anyway, much to my amazement, this turned out to be a real turn on to my date. Who knew?
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Belgium had no leaders||
Wales played harder and somehow scored two of the goals of the tournament. Unbelievable!
They definitely can beat Portugal despite missing two starters on cards.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Who needs Math? signed the Dark Ages||
Fibonacci started the Renaissance in the Western World by introducing Arabic numerals and reviving Hindu- Indian Algebra. Math and the logic process associated with it is important to every great society.
This is not a criticism of MSU but rather how only a small part of our culture seems to value math other than means to get test scores to get into college.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Most people here are defending taking algebra||
and negging the OP. Nice try though.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Sorry... everyone please disregard the last message of mine||
Coding/Progamming has no redeeming value, makes you a total nerd, has absolutely no enjoyment involved with it, makes your brain go soft, and you'll be on food stamps!
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Amen!||
Well said. As soon as I got my Engineering degree I went straight into business. Having a analytical mind through math helps me every single day even though I havent done pure engineering since I got my diploma.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Do UM football players take algebra?||
When getting their general studies degree? Serious question. Don't know.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||No options left excite me much||
Lots of overpriced guys with high mileage left. We are still stuck with Ericsson and Howard.
But at least "grey" Miller is signed for another year...
|8 weeks 5 days ago||No Pinto?|
|8 weeks 5 days ago||For Safety and Cost best bets for cars about 10 years old||
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently released a report detailing the average fatalities for a long list of popular models. The cars were rated based on "number of fatalities per million registered years." That sounds a bit confusing, but essentially it just means that the length of time a vehicle has been on the road is taken into consideration in order to get an accurate average.
Some of the worst offenders were the Nissan 350Z and Titan, the Chevrolet Cobalt and Aveo and the Kia Spectra – all of which had 100 or more fatalities per million registered years. That's in stark contrast to the cars at the top of the list, all of which average "0" fatalities – these cars have either never had a fatality or the number is so small as to be statistically insignificant.
Models at the top of the list include the Toyota Sienna, Ford Edge, Nissan Armada, Land Rover LR3, Audi A6 and Mercedes E-Class.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||This is how to raise kids|
|8 weeks 5 days ago||1997 - aside from what was posted||
No mention of Detroit Vipers and Lansing Lugnuts 1997 championships.
I believe that was the first time a city has won two pro hockey champioships in the same year.
My first child was born in 1997, My family went to the Rose Bowl, and I scored the winning goal in my beer league final.
That was an insanely good year.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||My kids in HS drove a 2004 Sienna Minivan with 170,000 + miles||
Best vehicle ever to transport teams and for your teenagers to drive. I believe there never has been a fatality in one. Mine has AWD so besides being a tank it has better snow traction than just about any vehicle.
btw it has a Lexus drive train, so these babies last for ever. My Toyota dealer uses them as shuttle cars and put more miles on them than a NYC cabbie.
Extremely reliable with little maintenance required beyond oil changes. They do have run flat tires which don't last as long as regular tires.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Sorry the Detroit Lions are Hungary||
Great in the 1950's, trash since then.
I do like your emblem though... very creative!
|8 weeks 6 days ago||This was UM losing to Appy State||
Big name team with tradition that has serious flaws losing to a small upstart that really wasn't that big of an upset in retrospect.
Iceland in qualifiers were very good including beating the Netherlands twice. They play hard and disciplined soccer. England's coach was asleep and the team only played with real urgency when Rashford came in (too late).
Results like these keep us watching sports.
|9 weeks 11 min ago||Argentina should deport Higuain||
He's like the bad Scotty Pippen.
|9 weeks 15 min ago||Look at where Chilean players are playing club soccer||
Barca, Man City, Arsenal,...
US players are mainly in the substandard MLS. Starting from a youth system that doesn't promote creativity, and rigid systems of play by overpaid coaches who place winning over individual development - American kids have no chnace to be world class unless they leave the country by their early teens.
|9 weeks 33 min ago||Too much structure for kids today||
Same thoughts about kids not playing pond hockey.
Playing FUTSAL without coaching would be the best. LEarn tricks, creativity, ball skills without fear of being criticized by parents, coaches who just want to win, et al.
|9 weeks 1 hour ago||Incredible skill by both teams||
Young American kids need to emulate the quality touches and creativity shown by these teams.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Not enough talent||
Bradley, Bedoya and Zardes are OT good enough.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||We have subs?! It's crazy||
Get them in!
|9 weeks 4 days ago||3 - 3 wow||
Very entertaining match
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Yes!!! Gera||
What a cracker!!
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Rooting hard for Hungary, but think Ronaldo will go off||
like Messi did vs the US yesterday. Iceland is remarkable since the country has only 330,000 people! Hungary revolutionized soccer in the 1950's with the Magical Magyars who invented total football. The last 30+ years have been pitifully bad winning absolutely nothing. Sort of the Cleveland story soccer. Ironic because Cleveland has the major concentration of Hungarians in the US.
And yes Kiraly's pants and general look make him appear as if he was dragged out of a Sunday O40 beer league.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||JK often has me scratching my head , but...||
one can't overlook the obvious lack of world class talent the US has produced under every USMNT coach.
That said we have no playing style/system.Yesterday's match was disappointing not because we lost to a much better team, but I had no idea what the US were trying to do and I do blame coaching for that. I don't understand why so many players play out of position but I am not at practices and give JK the benefit of the doubt.
The lack of touch and soccer IQ is also disturbing. The only short term answer is to have our best 14 year olds go play in European Academies and learn to play the game correctly against the top competition.
When US soccer produces its first Tiger Woods, I believe a chain of positive events will occer as well. Please don't think Donovan or Dempsey is that guy. And it has to be a goal scorer not a goal keeper.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||First touches are disappointing||
Especially from midfield
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Bradley||
Turn over machine
|10 weeks 1 day ago||7 up||
Official sponsor of Mexican soccer. Puto!
|10 weeks 1 day ago||The only problem is getting into Stanford, lol||
If you are a white male with no supreme athletic talent whose parents are not alums -- you can pretty much forget it. I believe their overall acceptance rate is 4.9% and you have a 3 x better chance of getting in if your folks have Cardinal degrees (and have contributed).
Harvard, Yale, and Princeton have similar "generous" tuition and room and board programs.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||MESP stuff from old UM grad with current UM student||
Being a freshman now at UM in state costs $27,500 when all is said and done if you live in a dorm. More Michigan kids are doing community colege for two years and transfering in to UM. Also seeing more kids taking a year off right after high school to earn money, see the world, or grow up.
Many current UM students are also taking summer basic degree requirement classes at Washtenaw CC. Many are on line so you can do it from home. Big $ savings.
Anyway get an MESP even if your kid is a newborn! It is good for in state and out of state schools.
Learn the time value of money and compunding tax free investment... and don't gamble with this investment - a GIC (guaranteed income) investment pays 1.6% currently for MESP. It is always between 1 and 3 % guaranteed. That's better than a CD.
Anyone can contribte to your kid's (it's not your money when the become of legal age) MESP. I believe up to $13,000/year per person tax free. It is very easy to do.
Parents can contribute $4,000 /year to tuition outside the MESP and currently get great tax advantages on that $4,000, so ideally you have $23,500 saved per year in an MESP if you want to pay for UM.
If you are out of state, God help you. I love UM but $200k for undergrad is insane.
The top tier colleges that make financial sense out state are surprisingly some private universities with big price tags (that nobody pays). FAFSA will soon become part of your vocabulary.
Good luck to all you new parents and students. The game to get in and pay for school is much tougher now and it is a real shame.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||New rule||
Violent Conduct - Page 88- New LOTG for 2016-2017 -"In addition, a player who, when not challenging for the ball, deliberately strikes an opponent or any other person on the head or face with the hand or arm, is guilty of violent conduct unless the force used was negligible."
|10 weeks 2 days ago||New Rule on Red||
Basically ANY extra curricular touch to the face is a straight red now. I like the rule but it will take the players a few games to adjust.
Wood is the story of the USA run for me. We all know Dempsey is a class talent but now Wood also has really established himself as a threat in high level matches. I hope I'm wrong but our other strikers are very average and Wood's loss severely impact our chances.
Brooks also has impressed me raising his level of play providing stability in an area that has been a weakness. Very solid.
Our midfield has to play better next game. Too many turnovers by Bradley. Bedoya looks like a deer in the headlights when he crosses midfield.
Still not sold on Klinsmann. Waiting too long to sub players nearly cost us the game. Quite frankly we were very lucky Ecuador didn't score more goals in the last 15 minutes against an exhausted 10 man line up.
Still a wonderful result. The US will have to win now moreso on emotion, high energy and crowd support and hope for some counter attack goal scoring opportunities.
It's a fun ride!
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Hope they are all Buckeye fans there||
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Nicest man ever||
I had the pleasure of meeting Gordie a few times. Each time he couldn't have been nicer. Just very down to Earth and a simple life guy who loved his family and fans.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Cool story||
But Harbaugh was there first...
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Amalfi Coast, Italy|
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Sports on good TVs are much better||
I go to a couple games at different venues for "the live experience" but nothing consistently beats the man cave with my man bar, and man catering with a few good friends and family.
$10 beers at all college games is inevitable as a money making scheme. Most people will probably be fine at every school (even OSU) but enough will be idiots that it will probably cut down on the number of games I go to.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Never thought I'd say this||
The Women's College World Series is more interesting than the NBA Finals. Three blow outs where the visiting team looks like they are playing in preseason mode.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Rutgers the musical|
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Bill was on Underdog too|
|11 weeks 5 days ago||I like wearing the pearls to do housework.||
yes, stay at home moms in a "perfect home", moving to the burbs, having two cars and driving to shopping malls were all massive changes to american culture.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||They let women drive ?|
|12 weeks 5 hours ago||I know we just lost BUT||
Betsa as our 1A pitcher next year (assuming she improves even a little) doesn't worry me one bit. Yes, I'd feel better with a better 1B pitcher, but how likely is it that we will get someone better that Betsa.
Someone more knowledgable can rank the top college pitchers, but I'm guessing we ran into two or three of the best in the past week. Where would Betsa fit on that list?
I agree that catching is a concern, especially with shaky umpiring and the "poor" framing of pitches by a lefty.
I think our speed could be improved. Losing the two Sierras will obvioulsy hurt our power game, but slapping the ball in the infield and forcing the defense to play quickly seems to work well for many teams that reach the CWS.
I have 100% faith in Hutch getting us back next year.
|12 weeks 9 hours ago||Softball is 90% pitching||
UM seeing the best in Oklahoma with few answers and their confidence has slowly evaporated.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Faygo and Boblo|
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Youth sports would be better if all kids playing were orphans||
I don't know how many times as a ref I've wanted to shout at a parent to STFU, let your coach do the coaching, let your kid have fun, and that neither one of you have any talent to make a living at sports.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Where is Paul Finebaum's outrage?||
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Missouri's pitcher was hit in face last time we faced her||
Apparently Missouri's ace had been hit in the face with a line drive just before we played them. She had facial swelling and understandably didn't pitch very well.
I'm surprised this doesn't happen more often given how close they are to the plate.
I also don't understand why pitchers don't want to chuck balls into the opposing dugouts with all the annoying singing and chirping ALL teams do ALL game. I guess it keeps everyone loose.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||When are they going to name the field after Hutch?||
She is the Yost of today. Amazing record!
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Army Navy football game||
I get choked up just watching it on TV.
Breakfast at Wimbledon would be another.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Jesus Saves!||
Esposito scores on the rebound.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Good Question Stephen||
My fandom of CFB has indeed waned since I know more about the injuries, how the athletes are basically used as (sometimes disposable) marketing tools for the university, and how football players can not take the same classes as regular students since playng D1 CFB is like having a job.
Back to your question, if my high school son really wanted to play football I wouldn't say absolutely no, but would heavily discourage it for many reasons, mainly spinal injuries and concussions. A couple other sports would fall into this group too. I was very lucky with my high school soccer daughter that she escaped without any serious injuries, and now plays for fun at UM. He swims and plays water polo whose athletes have my full admiration for toughness and discipline.
I root hard for the UM football team because I happen know some of the players, who give it their all by choice, but I wish everyone could know how much these guys sacrifice for the hope of going to the NFL. It is a physical and mental sacrifice most would not want for our kids if they have other options, especially at a great school like UM.
I also like watching UM softball,gymnastics, or swimming amongst other sports just as much as football.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||I saw Ryan strike out 17 while no hitting the Tigers in 73||
Norm Cash was last man up and came to the plate with a leg from a table instead of a bat. Figured it was just as useless...
|15 weeks 4 days ago||This is your brain on drugs|
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Fontes went to the playoffs once||
He had Barry.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Get Gibby now||
End the Wayne Fontes show at Comerica.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||No wins since Verlander got engaged. Coincidence?|
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Take Rutgers while you are at it||
That was a Brad Ausmus type move bringing them in.
|16 weeks 10 hours ago||Just great to see a "cold weather" school do so well in golf||
Congrats Lady Wolverines!
|16 weeks 10 hours ago||How is this not a bigger story?||
If true, PSU should shut down its football program. The kids can be released of their commitments without penalty and the college should have to honor all the financial obligations to the current coaches, BUT SHUT THIS POS PROGRAM DOWN (if true).
I dislike these guys more than OSU.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Teaching people how not drink, text, apply make up etc||
while driving would be good too.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Hell I'm for all robots and tech||
Most people on Earth are pretty useless. Getting rid of human drivers is a good start to protect ourselves from ourselves.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Yay Foxes|
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Yes, odds to win title at beginning of year..||
1969 Mets 100 to 1
1980 Miracle on Ice US hockey team to win gold 1000 to 1
Leicester City to wim Premier title 5000 to 1
|17 weeks 1 day ago||As solid a player as Joe is||
He's a better person. A Michigan Man through and through! Very happy for him and his family.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||What was John Lennon thinking?|
|19 weeks 2 hours ago||I cut the lawn||
and for more excitement took out the patio furniture. Wohoo!
|19 weeks 2 hours ago||Series On!||
Now things will get interesting...GREAT crowd.
|20 weeks 3 hours ago||This plus Zetterberg's slide signals the end of an era||
Losing Pavel and the cap money is really bad. I have a Zetterberg fat head on my wall and love what the guy has done during his Wings' career, but he is close to the end. In two years we'll have about $15 million to buy some players.
We were one Boston cluster fu$% second period away from this season being a failure. Hard to feel more optimistic about next season though.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Looks like we have some good NoCal talent||
It's all about recruiting California. Would be curious what our improving recruiting strategy has been. New coaches? Illegal NCAA camps (joking)? Can't be the weather...
|20 weeks 3 days ago||The Big Easy behind the scenes|
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Reason Ernie 7 putted||
|20 weeks 3 days ago||We'll need two new assistants after Bacari goes||
CJ Lee would be good. Patrick Beilein's name is going around too.
How about some AAU coach that can bring us an athletic big man?
|20 weeks 4 days ago||LOL Yeah there are some odd people at both Costco and||
Cracker Barrel. Old Country Buffet has the wierdest. Use to go there when I had two kids under 4 years old as everyone makes a mess and there was soft serve ice cream, mac n cheese and chicken fingers.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Dave Bing had many great moments at Cobo||
I think I saw the Chinese national ping pong team there too....
|20 weeks 4 days ago||We need to stay out of the box of shame||
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Costco Food Court||
was the next story after Cracker Barrel link and needs mentioning. Kicks Cracker Barrel any day for feeding the family economically. Food is crazy good and stupid cheap.
Pizza, Chicken Baken, Beef Brisket are especially good.Try the berry smoothie too. You don't have to be a member to eat there. $20 feeds a family.They now take credit cards.
Plus if you need like a 5 gallon jar of mushrooms a new flat screen TV you can get that too : )
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Does anyone exhibit that behavior on this board?||
I see both sides on this theory but honestly don't see that as an issue here... and yes, I make typos.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Best Ending? Yesterday||
Best Final? Villanova over Georgetown. A #8 seed plays the perfect game and beats the #1 overall seed.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||The team travel is also a huge cost||
Gone are the days of traveling by bus and only playing within 300 miles of home.
Look at the non revenue sports and the competition they play all over the US, and it's not hard to see that this is not sustainable, if the TV contracts become less lucrative.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Performance usually follows upgrades||
The timeline is 1) get good coach 2) fix up facilities 3) attract top recruits 4) win more. OSU went on a roll a few years after they did all their facility upgrades.
DB also foolishly fired many non revenue sport's coaches and that didn't help "his record".
|20 weeks 6 days ago||While I'd love to see women's hockey and men's water polo added||
The flip side of this is the skyrocking costs associated with ALL the non revenue sports. They lose millions of dollars EACH and the money has to come from somewhere.
Perhaps this just accelerates the eventual speration of the top power 5 universities to form their own super conference and the rest of the universities that just can't afford to compete.
I've read about ESPN's poor financials and when they stop pumping millions into college sports it could be a real bursting bubble.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Far from it||
But this is an area DB did make progress in (upgrading facilities for all men's and women's sports). The steam shovels are making good progress on South State street as we speak.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||As of now 30% chance of rain and 48 degrees up to kick off||
when the rain is supposed to blow through.
I scored a field pass, so I'm going regardless of the weather.
If you guys want me to give Coach Harbaugh some MGoBlog strategy pointers just let me know and I'll pass it along.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||You can buy Chelsea v RM tickets now||
use code CORNER. good luck.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||They are adding a retractable roof||
|21 weeks 4 days ago||no||
|21 weeks 4 days ago||I'm sure that's not the biggest disappointment in East Landfill||
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Dempsey was pretty big tonight||
but I agree with your last statement.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||maybe semantics?||
To me world class is someone who is a stars in the EPL, German, Spanish , and Italian top leagues. Dempsey had a short run of brilliance in the EPL when surrounded by capable teammates and a good coach. Howard was definitely a top keeper in the EPL and masked plenty of defensive deficiencies on the USMNT. To me these players are light years ahead of Donovan, Bradley(who I think could be a very good player), or any other USMNT player. In their prime Dempsey and Howard could play on any squad and look they belong.
You can't be a top10 national team with only two players of this caliber. Howard is old but still damned good. Buffon is still world class (and enjoys a heck of back line).
Are these guys Iniesta, Messi, et.al.? Of course not. I would call these guys world class elite.
With the number of kids playing soccer, the facilities and money we throw at youth development, etc. and producing practically no world class (let alone elite) players, one has to wonder if we have it all wrong.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Really impressed with his play recently||
He and Connor impress me as guys who can contribute right away in the NHL. My loathing of OSU carries over to the Blue Jackets though. May Larkin and Luke G. skate by him on the way to scoring goals for the Wings.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Lack of talent||
I blame the whole US developmental system as well as Klinsmann.
Dempsey and a few keepers are the only world class talent we have. Kids grow up learning the game with too much structure and quite frankly not enough time playing the game with out screaming parents and youth coaches who are pressured to win, instead of developing technical skills. The top youth clubs practice about four hours/ week plus some weekend games where quite honestly the kids don't get enough touches and are criticized often for taking "chances". We really see it in a lack of quality strikers. Defenders don't practice against world class talent and consequently look like deer in headlights when they finally play against top talent.
Maybe soccer should look at USA hockey as one example of how we can raise our collective talent?
Perhaps whent he MLS raises it's collective talent that will also help.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks and so long Spike! We'll miss you!||
|21 weeks 6 days ago||roo on a tramp||
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Went last year||
The atmosphere was great, the field was beautiful, and the quality of soccer was much better than MLS. Many of the stars warmed up but didn't play much or at all. Ronaldo came in towards the end of the game but imho was worth the price of admission. Man U's first goal was a world class series of passes and finish - again to me was worth seeing.
Tickets will go fast due to the insane following of both clubs. I sat high in the endzone underneath the scoreboard and really liked the seats since the view was good and I could see the other scorebaord easily which had a live stream.
To me, a soccer fan, this is a no brainer game to see. Would have preferred seeing Barca or Juvi but cant complain.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Coach leaked it out according to Sam Webb||
stole kid's thunder : (
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Don't trust those Aussie animals||
|22 weeks 49 min ago||With Michigan long out of it, don't care who wins||
When does football start?
|22 weeks 11 hours ago||Would love to know the whole story||
He doesn't owe anyone an explanation. Just curious when a guy so talented is so seriously snakebit for two years. Wishing the best for Caris.
|22 weeks 11 hours ago||Here's the guy I want||
|22 weeks 11 hours ago||That was like a WWE takedown||
I was so pissed we gave up a late goal, but that shoulder check gave me a few seconds of laughter. I liked the look they gave each other afterwards.
I've reffed some kids soccer games where this has happened. Usually there is a second of "OMG are you okay?" then there is laughter from both teams.
|22 weeks 11 hours ago||Thanks Tree, Magnus, et. al.||
Love these observations from fellow passionate fans. I always enjoy them. Keep up the good scouting! Waiting for September...
|22 weeks 11 hours ago||Guessing these guys didn't volunteer at Alternative Spring break||
What a bunch of losers. Would like to spend a minute with hair club dude and give him an education his parents obviously didn't do.
Pricks like this come to A2 from all over. It's usually more a spoiled rich kid thing more than anything else. Also anyone who worked a service job would never be so disrespectful.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||UM's best punter and my Dad's first name||
My dad escaped Stalin and Hitler's terrors to come to American and get his master of Engineering at UM. He's 87 and still is maize and blue strong!
|22 weeks 1 day ago||No Shame - Better team won||
Wonder if having less rest hurt UM? The seemed to have less energy than UND for a majority of the game.
We all wanted better but this season was entertaining to be sure.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||My heart sinks||
Every time a shot goes near our net...
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Dick Button is doing the commentary!||
An AMAZING end to end rush by Werensky, such grace, oh there's a double lutz.... let's hope the judges reward him good scores.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Study what you are passionate about!||
This is your daughter's decision. Also it's not rocket science on what is needed to get into the school she wants.
You can get into ANY school with AP or IB or a mixture like my kids have done. Both have merits and flaws. My personal opinion is going the whole 10 yards to get an IB diploma vs taking many IB classes is not worth the extra effort provided you use that time to develop other parts of your life resume. That said IB classes are great.
College admissions folks of TOP tier schools look to see that your child is taking the hardest curriculum offered at their school. You also know what ACT/Sat scores you need to get in.
A good GPA in a tough curriculum and good test scores JUST GETS YOU PAST THE FIRST ROUNDS. They want to know what your kid will add to the quality of campus life and what other activities/achievements show sincere interest for the school and program.
A girl who is interested in STEM needs to show STEM passion. Does she do robotics, math competitions, coding classes (UM's WISE program is someting to check out)? Has she gone to an engineering/science camp preferably at the school she wants to get into? I go back to robotics because girls in these fields are golden. Make sure you visit your schools of choice for a campus tour sophomore year, have your daughter get a counselors name, stay in contact -show you are really interested!
If your kid has a special talent such as sports, contact the school's coach or person where your daughter's talent lies. If they want your daughter they will often give good advice as to what successful applicants do to get in - or will put in a good word when she applies.
I have tons more to say. Some is not PC. But good luck to her.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Saw him first in 1974 at the Olympia||
Years ago, I only heard of him from my dad and his Euro immigrant friends. He and Beckenbauer were the legends, no Gods, of European football. I saved my lawn mowing money and saw the 1974 World Cup finals on close circuit TV at the smoke filled Olympia.
The West German and Orange Army fans were singing for about an hour before the transmission started. It was electric. The Dutch controlled the opening minutes with total football and the West Germans never touched the ball before surrendering a PK goal. At the center of their team was this guy Cryuff who played at a different level much like Gretzky or Jordan. He did it all. Just his dribbling and passing alone were enough to make him the best player. But he also like Gretzky could see three moves ahead, was really fast, and was an excellent shooter. Germany remarkably came back to win 2-1, but Cryuff was the guy who made an impression on me playing a game at a different level. It helped me develop a passion for the beautiful game.
Now days kids do his signature move. He helped transform Barca into the most entertaining club in the world. RIP
|22 weeks 4 days ago||excellent||
|22 weeks 4 days ago||Where's Rutgers on this list?||
<insert joke here>
|22 weeks 4 days ago||Perhaps some experieicned guard leadership after Walton leaves?||
I am concerned with the lack of leadership when Walton and Wagner are not on the floor. Don't know this kid's mental make up but we need some more fighters.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||And now vote counts come back||
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Harbaugh to play with Ronaldo?||
Harbaugh needs to at least ref this match....
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Mork exposed||
|22 weeks 5 days ago||This changes my Lollapalooza plans...||
Could be a hell of an entertainment week!
|22 weeks 5 days ago||I'll take all your points til you stop calling me Mike D'antoni||
|22 weeks 6 days ago||There's nothing easy on the eyes with Mark Donnal||
I'm sure he's a great kid but I'd rather see Wagner or Kyrse any day.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||Motta losing his touch?||
Seems like UM and others are taking most of Ohio's good recruits. OSU was a joy to watch this year as they often played with no heart or brains. Their two 2016 recruits wont offer immediate help for next year. Based on the big recruiting and winning success they had up until recently I am surprised how average Thad and Co. have become.
I agree that is a down year for Michigan talent. Best players are playing out of state and the general high school population playing basketball is decreasing in basketball and football.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Women's gymnastics team won big 10s too!||
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Larkin scores #21||
3-3 in the third
|23 weeks 1 day ago||I keep getting redirected to Rupaul||
|23 weeks 1 day ago||LOL GoWings||
Do get a bowl of soup with that hat? .... Oh but it looks good on you..
|23 weeks 2 days ago||My face hurts from smiling||
What a douche bag!
|23 weeks 2 days ago||So we've scored 6 goals in every game vs PSU||
|23 weeks 2 days ago||So we've scored 6 goals in every game vs PSU||
|23 weeks 2 days ago||I feel like I won my pool!||
Appy State is dead!
|23 weeks 2 days ago||The whole system is screwed up||
From one and dones, to kids pretendng to be students, to coaches making $5 million and players nothing, to kids being punished if coaches leave/are fired, or prior classes commit violations... this is a relatively small issue imho.
If these are the rules, then learn how to benefit from them. Harbaugh!
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Last play of USC/ Providence game is unreal||
Providence down 1 with 3 seconds to go, ball inbounds under their own offensive basket. USC doesn't guard a Providence guy who literally makes a wide open lay up for the win.
I've seen too many bonehead plays and coaching moves in this first round.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||private schools do need their own division||
2016 Michigan swim champions were: D1- Brother Rice (at least they don't swim D2) D2 Dexter just edged out De La Salle (who just started a swim program recently) and D3 Cranbrook- Kingswood. It's not fair in any sport.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||Purdue a flaming waste||
|23 weeks 3 days ago||This tournament is nuts||
Buffalo on top of Miami. Anyone outside the top 6 or 7 is very capable of losing any game in the early rounds.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||Real men have their wives get their tubes tied||
<drops the mike>
|23 weeks 3 days ago||heard their guard just broke his hand||
|23 weeks 3 days ago||Mateen Cleaves likes Yale||
sorry that's jail....
|23 weeks 3 days ago||Can we just dump Rutgers from the Big10 and put in Baylor?||
At least I would love to see a home and home with Baylor.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||This is also the most popular time to get the vasectomy snip||
|23 weeks 3 days ago||The best 90 hours of the year||
|23 weeks 3 days ago||Did someone say Notre Dame?||
|23 weeks 4 days ago||All season?!||
Doyle has done nothing to take minutes over Wagner. Donnal isn't much better. Wagner's upside is much higher, he can actually defend in the post and get rebounds, and brings energy that is sorely lacking on this team. It's obvious!
and stop calling me Shirley! (this board is slow tonight).
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Beilein hasn't figured out Wagner deserves more minutes||
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Get Wagner back in||
Donnal does very little well
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Play Wagner NOW||
Beilein you are overthinking things... team needs energy and some basic rebounding.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Why is Wagner not playing||
We just gave up an offensive rebound
|23 weeks 4 days ago||When someones says Tulsa, I'm thinking...||
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Loving Mo Wagner||
Having a rim protector helps cover up the sloppy defense in front of him. Doyle just seems to have lost all his confidence. It's getting uncomfortable to watch.
Need to keep driving the lane for 2's and well be okay.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||MSU weight room||
|23 weeks 4 days ago||It's not easy being green||
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Just crushed||
ELP was my favorite band.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Watch Virginia play defense now||
Would love to Michigan get anywhere close to this level...
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Halftime comedy GIF||
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Pam Ward v Jon Crispin||
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Everyone who drives on us all year||
looks as quick as Allen Iverson. Bad defensive technique or bad talent?
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Just turned on the Dakich bomb||
Maybe this is our day? God knows we could use one.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||There's another difference||
Most of the entire world follows Barca.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||I like how soccer stadiums spell slogans/names on their seats||
Barca has the Catalan phrase "Mes que un club" in giant letters (more than a club). It's pretty awesome to see and not tacky like the halo that was temporarily on the Big House. If you are a soccer fan, seeing Camp Nou is special treat, complete with a big museum adjacent to the stadium.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||Classics||
Bob Marley Legend
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Doors - The Doors
Neil Young Harvest
About 4 Beatles Albums
Born to Run
Stevie Wonder Songs in the key of Life
Stones Sticky Fingers
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Only us old farts care... kids are cheering Bernie at Crisler||
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Love this song|
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Fat Bastard||
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Kate in zero gravity||
|24 weeks 6 days ago||This is a home run for Illinois||
After watching the debates, I think the whole world has gone mad. Who does this writer think Illinois could possibly get? Nick Saban? I'm surprised Smith took it. Being a good coach with NFL ties and a minority will bring in better recruits. BIG10 coaching continues to improve and raise the bar.
I'm too lazy but no threads about the MMA bouts? Man good thing I don't bet on these matches.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||I made it 49%||
|25 weeks 2 days ago||Hey $aban||
|25 weeks 2 days ago||I just want to know what was on Cruz's lip yesterday||
Maybe OJ had something to do with that....
|25 weeks 2 days ago||We already know Bret is a big baby||
|25 weeks 2 days ago||I hope you are not a graduate of Ross||
I am a two time graduate of UM and live in A2 but to say you would gladly be $1.4 mill in debt for your experience (which honestly you could get at other fine schools) is batshit crazy.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Stanford has totally changed things||
I can't believe this is real but have heard nothing to the contrary. Anyone with current Stanford experience here?
All I know is that UM this year is really about $27k/year bottom line in state undergrad and there aren't too many scholarships and grants available. The out of state costs are roughly double. This is just plain nuts for undergrad. Many of my eldest child's friends who were very accomplished in HS and are just average middle class kids are going to community college and then planning on transferring to UM in two years (saving over $50k).
My second child is looking at some high profile private schools with huge price tags but once you do all the FAFSA, scholarships and new found school policies come into play the price tag magically comes down to UM's level or lower, especially if you are not white, upper middle class or male.
This all makes airline pricing and IRS tax code seem logical.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Crean is still creepy||
|25 weeks 5 days ago||yeah time for family fun in the snow||
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Speaking of Lions and snow||
|25 weeks 5 days ago||JUST started snowing in A2 right now||
Has been rain until now. It's supposed to snow for the next six hours.
Now to sports... Tigers dropped a game to Pirates 4-2.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Get rid of all the Gophers!||
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Great point WD. Make it happen lol!||
I mean if OSU can have women's hockey why can't we?
Trivia you would like: former UM and NHL player Chris Tamer and his wife Keely, who was captain of UM's field hockey team, eldest child, Emma, will come play field hockey for UM in 2017. She is quite a hockey player too.
The women could play in the ice cube since the US under 18s have moved away. The men's water polo team already exists and plays at Canahm and would need a minimal investment. Like softball and field hockey, Michigan is a relative hot spot for these potential varsity sports. At first you probably need to recruit more outstate but a Michigan pipeline would be inevitable.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||It is what it is...||
I watch every game but am not very emotionally invested in this team. They are trying hard and are good kids but we are just not a very competitive team for many reasons. Seeing Caris and Spike on the bench every game, likely to include Senior Night, just seems to make it worse.
Whether it is the NCAAs or the NIT, I'll be supporting the team but my expectations are minimal and I'll just enjoy the ride. Go Blue!
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Happy Birthday Colonel||
thank you to him and all that served.
The day after Michigan stomped Florida, I had the pleasure to visit NASA and have lunch with an astronaut. These are some of the smartest, nicest, craziest, and most humble SOBs you ever will meet.
|26 weeks 8 hours ago||Men's Club Water Polo won Big 10s too||
Should be a varsity sport - title 9 casualty.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||This is great!||
Boyd Devereaux still doesn't play defense lol. Great to see Jiri Fischer alive and well.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Went to GPN in the 70s||
Loved beating Liggett in tennis and soccer when it rarely happened. Never swam but my kid does in HS.Leaue championships tomorrow, states in three weeks. Can't wait for it to be over.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Start the guys who deserve to start! Harbaugh!||
No question Dawkins deserves to start and has for a couple weeks imho. Robinson needs to find his energy again and needs a little shaking up. Selfishly I prefer our offense more with Dawkins attacking the glass and being less stationary.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||I hit a HR off Ernie Banks||
Worked at Kraft headquarters in Glenview right out of B School in 1985. Our Ad agency put on a client boon doggle function with a big softball game of client versus agency. They hired celebrities too make it incredibly cool. Mr Cub, Earnie Banks is pitching and the bases are loaded with our team down. The CEO calls the young snot nosed kid to come in to pinch hit. Nancy Faust is playing the organ. I step up to a rendition of Hail to the Victors and am so jacked up that I cork screw myself into the dirt missing badly on the first pitch. Ernie is spendingmost of the time eyeing the hot ladies on our team and throws a meatball right down the middle. I didn't miss and it was like Robert Redford in The Natural. I just floated around the bases and had Ernie autograph the ball. He was a great guy.
We also had William "the refridgerator" Perry as a spokesperson for Mac and Cheese that year. I'm think he was more popular than Jesus in Chicago during that time.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||I started one of these brawls and then hid like a scared wimp||
Shot oranges and snow balls with a funnelator (funnel and surgical rubber tubing stolen from Chem department) from the middle of West Quad over Rumsey into windows of South Quad. The football players there were mad as hornets came out and start challenging Rumsey house. Next thing you know everyone empties out and it's like the Wings Avalanche war. Cops came.. some blood spilled... but everyone couldn't wait to do it again. Do they still do this? Good times.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Williams House late 70's here||
Adams House still was an athletic force in IM during my days. Also some prolific partiers. Don't know how half those guys stayed academically eligible. Rumsey vs Adams were legendary matches.
Great story by the way!
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Bowling memory||
For some reason bowling was huge in my middle school. Scores were posted everywhere, the coolest teacher was the sponsor, it was the cool after school social event... The high score of season was 197 by a girl who was quite frankly was a bitch. My teacher, the sponsor, used to lament to all the boys in class,"How can you let this girl have the season's high score?!". This was during the Bobby Riggs/Billy Jean King chauvinist era (obviously). Anyway, weeks go by with the same old bad results. Then one magical day it all come together. I have a 105 in the 5th and the season record is within reach. Soon crowds are getting bigger and bigger, like Judge Smale in CaddyShack, each time I throw. All the boys are cheering me on, even my teacher is there encouraging me by saying he won't flunk me if I break 197. Shit, I was sweating like crazy just hoping not to throw a gutter ball. Somehow I throw alterating strikes and spares and have a 185 in the ninth with a spare in the 10th on a wobbly conversion. All I need is three pins on my last throw to restore order in the bowling universe. All I remember was the ball slipping out of my hand due to sweat and then somehow it hits the pocket. Next thing I know the pins explode, I get a strike for a 205, and before I turn around I'm being carried off the alley...It was like something from The Wonder Years.. and in true form all the girls I was trying to impress were pissed at me,lol.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||I'm all over the place||
Artists that I will listen straight through an album enjoying every second:
Neil Young, Queen, Smashing Pumpkins, Led Zeppelin, Elvis Costello and his wife Diana Krall, White Stripes, The Pretenders ( Chrissie Hynde was first woman I wanted to marry)The Cure, REM, Metallica, Mozart (fucking genius), Emerson, Lake Palmer, Alison Krauss/ Ricky Skaggs, Chili Peppers, AC/DC, ABBA yes I admit it I sing Dancing Queen at the top of my lungs, Neville Brothers, Foo Fighters, Bob Marley, Johhny Cash, Patsy Cline, Genesis, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Nirvana, Sam & Dave, English Beat (my favorite concert at the Second Chance/Necto), Luther Vandross, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Radiohead, Black Keys, and the Supremes.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Damn||
Mozart and Sam Cooke too!
|26 weeks 4 days ago||I saw Ella Fitzgerald at Hill Auditorium||
and you are right she was the greatest!
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Used to be a Mitch fan||
I just think he has jumped the shark. I'd like to see the Dylan Larkin story though.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Good point||
At center Cwebb was the most spactacularly talented, Bill Buntin may have been the best all around player, Rudy T the best shooter, and Phil Hubbard I feel would have been the best if he had stayed healthy. Tarpley may have been best had he stayed clean.
I've had this bar room discussion with people smarter than me and Bill Bunton seems to be the consensus. He was All American in two of his three years and always averaged over 20 points and double digit rebounds.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Ruth, Orr, Jim Brown, et al all would be dominant||
Ruth was a record setting pitcher, hit as many home runs as most entire teams, and hit home runs in some parks that have dimensions that are bigger than today. His called shot was estimated at 500 feet and he wasn't on steroids. Baseball has more nerd analysts than any other sport and Ruth is gereally regarded as the greatest player ever.