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|5 days 10 hours ago||Seconded.||
|1 week 3 days ago||Spent the evening at Bill's||
Spent the evening at Bill's Beer Garden... the best thing to happen to downtown Ann Arbor in years. Dragonmead (Warren, MI) Final Absolution. If you don't know this one, it's a Belgian-style Trippel at 10% ABV. I'm afraid I had four of them. The end.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I wondered that, too... but||
I wondered that, too... but no. Seems they actually played a 13-game schedule. For some reason, I thought the NCAA limited it to 12? Or am I missing something here?
http://www.unlvrebels.com/sports/m-footbl/sched/unlv-m-footbl-sched.html (gotta choose last season from the drop-down)
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Oh dear God, YES.||
Oh dear God, YES.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||a) Hippie Hash at Fleetwood||
a) Hippie Hash at Fleetwood (I prefer the meaty version).
b) Blimpy Burger (quad/regular, cheddar, pepp/mush, must/ketch/pick)
c) both a and b.... which is real easy now that these two are next door to one another
|6 weeks 5 days ago||In case you didn't know, Le||
In case you didn't know, Le Dog on Liberty closed last year. I believe the Main St location still exists, although I've never been to it. It just seems like it wouldn't be the same as that ol' hole-in-the-wall red stand on Liberty.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I have a favorite yard I park||
I have a favorite yard I park in on Pauline. Love the atmosphere in that neighborhood on gameday.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||I tried Elevation for the||
I tried Elevation for the first time a couple weeks ago. I don't know that they are remarkable in any way, but I thought it was pretty good.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Cookout is awesome!||
Cookout is awesome!
|10 weeks 7 hours ago||Can I get a posbang up in||
Can I get a posbang up in here?
|11 weeks 5 hours ago||Is it balsamic vinegar?||
Is it balsamic vinegar?
|13 weeks 4 days ago||I'm glad the legends jerseys||
I'm glad the legends jerseys are gone.
Honoring past legends was the great part of that idea. Using current players to do so was the bad part.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Good programs have down||
Good programs have down years, whether it be due to recruiting, attrition, injuries, or just not being very good. Just two years ago, Kentucky went to the NIT and lost in the first round to Robert Morris U. They are now 34-0, and a near lock to cut down the nets in Indy in a couple weeks.
This season was disappointing, but not embarrassing. The team did what it could with what it had. I'm proud of 'em. Next year will be better. Way better.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||I went over to Founders in GR||
I went over to Founders in GR last week (to pick up my KBS...woo!!) and had their Nitro T8R (as in 'tater'...made with potato flakes) Stout. My buddy had their Nitro Oatmeal Stout. I liked his a little better than mine, but both were tasty.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Hopefully under Hackett,||
Hopefully under Hackett, night games will simply be night games and nothing more. No OMG-WE-HAVE--LIGHTS-NOW-SO-LETS-GET-UNIFORMZ-AND-SPECIAL-SHIRTS-AND-FIREWORKS-WOOOOO!!!!!!!!
Seriously. It was notable the first time. But any over-hyped hoopla at this point just makes us look like fools.
|17 weeks 1 hour ago||Oooh, I gotta put that on the||
Oooh, I gotta put that on the list for my next visit to the family. Nothin' tops a burger better than mustard, cheese, chili, and slaw!
|17 weeks 1 hour ago||Casey's opened the year I||
Casey's opened the year I moved to A2. For many years, I would put their burgers up against anyone's anywhere. For me, it was about the high-quality beef, which I wasn't afraid to order how I really like it... bloody rare.
After moving to another part of the area, I didn't get back there very much. I finally went back... I'm gonna say this is about 5 or 6 years or so ago now... and the beef on their burgers tasted like they had added a filler. Just tasted like some sort of grain. I gave 'em the benefit of the doubt and went back a second time not too long (maybe a month or so?) after that.... same, grainy taste. Haven't been back since.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Sometimes it makes no||
Sometimes it makes no difference how hard you try to avoid the results.
|17 weeks 5 days 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!
|18 weeks 6 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).
|19 weeks 2 days 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.
|19 weeks 6 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.
|19 weeks 6 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.
|20 weeks 28 min ago||You missed one: arsenal||
You missed one: arsenal arsenal arsenal arsenal, and oh yeah... arsenal.
|21 weeks 5 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.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Sounds like Justin Bieber to||
Sounds like Justin Bieber to me.
|22 weeks 6 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.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||We're basically all||
We're basically all "boosters" in the eyes of the NCAA.
|25 weeks 3 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.
|25 weeks 4 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!!