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|7 hours 36 min ago||Sometimes it makes no||
Sometimes it makes no difference how hard you try to avoid the results.
|4 days 7 hours ago||Mighty Good Coffee.... it is||
Mighty Good Coffee.... it is what it is, literally! Mighty good! Of the various choices I have that are walkable from my office, MGC is the farthest. But sometimes I just have to say screw it and take the extra time anyway. And Lord knows I can use the extra exercise. Congrats on the new location!
|1 week 5 days ago||What a great read. It's nice||
What a great read. It's nice to see all this in one place, so to speak. I've had people not tied to Michigan in any way ask me why Brandon was fired. I can usually come up with a handful of reasons... but now the whole of it is right here. Thanks!
I'll disagree with one thing, and state an opinion I've long held about the 2007 Appalachian State game. I won't refer to it as "The Horror" because, frankly for me, it wasn't the "worst feeling any Michigan fan has ever had about a game." App State had just come off back-to-back national championships in the division right below ours. They would go on to win a third consecutive title that season. They were a formidable opponent, and the only reason this was such an embarrassment to us was because of the great story it made on SportsCenter until it finally died down. In reality, a better-prepared team with a championship mentality beat us that day. Simple as that. I will, of course, agree with the larger context in which this game was brought up... that Dave Brandon was a complete dumbass for scheduling a re-match.
No, the low point for me was the loss against Toledo the following year. Coaching transition blah-blah-blah new offensive blah-blah. Whatever. This was a bottom dwelling MAC team that would only win 2 more times that year against Miami (NTM, 2-10) and EMU (3-9).
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Went to day 1 of Ashley's||
Went to day 1 of Ashley's Barrel-Aged Beer Fest and had an amazing selection of beers, starting out with Founders CBS. After that, I think my favorite was Epic Big Bad Baptist. I'm crazy about the barrel beers. Wish I could go to day 2 today, but headed over to Wolverine at 2:00 for Ann Arbor Civic Theater's chili cookoff.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||As I recall, there was a||
As I recall, there was a short period of time when they displayed the lyrics on the video boards. Difficult to sync it with the band, of course, given the time it takes sound to travel down the field. Still, I wish they'd put the lyrics back up there and maybe more folks would sing. It's a good song with over a century of history behind it.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I like Varsity. I sing it in||
I like Varsity. I sing it in full voice during every pre-game. Hopefully one day, those around me will join in. Hasn't happened yet, but that'll never stop me.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||You missed one: arsenal||
You missed one: arsenal arsenal arsenal arsenal, and oh yeah... arsenal.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I actually went and read the||
I actually went and read the entire article. Fascinating, indeed. Thanks for posting the link to it.
|5 weeks 7 hours ago||Sounds like Justin Bieber to||
Sounds like Justin Bieber to me.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I'm pretty sure it's the same||
I'm pretty sure it's the same folks that used to post "frist (sic)" on Mlive articles.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||We're basically all||
We're basically all "boosters" in the eyes of the NCAA.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||I'm torn. I want ECU to||
I'm torn. I want ECU to win... it's where I went to undergrad.
On the other hand, if Durkin and Florida's defense can stop ECU's air attack, I'll be geeked about our (Michigan's) future. Shane Carden is a beast. ECU is ranked 3rd in passing yards and 15th in points. That over/under of 56... ECU can cover most of that on a normal day.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Man, I hate that the opener||
Man, I hate that the opener is a) on the road, b) on a Thursday. But whatever. Cain't do nuttin' 'bout it. Harbaugh!!
|8 weeks 6 days ago||I BELIEVE!||
I couldn't let myself believe it until he stood at the podium.
But I believe it now! Can I get a posbang???
|9 weeks 4 hours ago||It's always been great. Just||
It's always been great. Just hasn't been easy for a while.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||This is exactly what I||
This is exactly what I thought when I saw his picture. Which means, MAN did he miss an opportunity by going Faux Harbaugh and not Faux Pelini.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Where you're going, I kinda||
Where you're going, I kinda doubt you'll need a surgeon.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Good bye, and good riddance,||
Good bye and good riddance, noodle boy.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||When I moved to Michigan 28||
When I moved to Michigan 28 years ago, people told me that "Michigander" was reserved for those who were born here. Others are "Michiganians." Of course, that could be total bullshit.
The origin of "Michigander" is rather interesting. Attributed to Abe Lincoln.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Sigh...||
Northern Exposure. File that under the category of shows I wish had gone on much longer than they did.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Heartbreaking. I'm an ECU||
Heartbreaking. I'm an ECU alum. Was so happy for Shane Carden to go out with a win.... and then.... DOOM.
As others have said, clock management FAIL. I mean, for the love of God, at least try to put a field goal on the board so that UCF can only tie it (unless they go for 2). Utterly stupid.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Thrilled, of course, that||
Thrilled, of course, that Beilein & Co are developing players into NBA caliber...but hate seeing them leave so soon. Nature of the beast, I guess.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Stoops||
I don't get why Stoops' name keeps getting mentioned. He's been hugely successful at Oklahoma. He's making a pile of money at one of the top programs in the country. They are in the national championship conversation nearly every year.
Has he given even the slightest inkling that he wants to move on? Any interest in or ties to Michigan whatsoever? Have the Sooner fans/alums/admin given any such inkling? Or do Michigan fans just bring up his name because he's a great coach that they think they can somehow woo away from Norman with a truckload of money?
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Mack Brown. /ducks||
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Same here. He was my personal||
Same here. He was my personal fave to replace RR. A defensive-minded coach whose offenses are putting up nearly 50 per game. Plus I bet he'd relish the chance to coach in the same league with his buddy Jerry Kill.
|13 weeks 7 hours ago||The PSD deadline is January||
The PSD deadline is January 31. At the rate Michigan drags its ass on coaching changes, you might have a decision to make on that day. (Me too, fyi.)
|13 weeks 2 days ago||All those wins... but no bowl||
All those wins... but no bowl win, no B10 championship, no national championship.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||1. Win 2. See #1.||
2. See #1.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Love Bell's Christmas Ale. Of||
Love Bell's Christmas Ale. Of all the Christmas beers that come out each year, I find Bell's to be as good as any. Also reallllly fond of Delirium Noel (same Belgian brewery as Delirium Tremens)... although that's kinda a different animal.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Caramel and coffee notes,||
Caramel and coffee notes, with a pretty solid bourbon-ness about it. Obviously strong... but honestly, not as strong an alcohol taste as you might think. Pours a beautiful deep brown. It is incredibly tasty... has a real warmth about it that I love.