that is nice bonus change
|8 hours 2 min ago||I have two chocolate cake||
I have two chocolate cake shots before heading out to my tailgate.
If you don't know this one:
In shot glass: Equal parts of Frangelico and Absolut Citron
Drink shot, bite lemon. Oddly like chocolate cake. Even if you don't think so, it's super tasty.
|1 day 22 min ago||Tim Tebow?||
|3 days 22 hours ago||Symphony #3 (which features||
Symphony #3 (which features the Fanfare) for the win!
|5 days 20 hours ago||Yeah, unlikely you've read||
Yeah, unlikely you've read anything of mine. I don't post very often. By the time I have time to, numerous folks have already said it all. I don't have time in my life to get deep into the X's and O's, in-depth analysis, etc. to the point that I'd post a lengthy diary or something like that. I only really posted in this thread because I think it's a little silly to have yet another 'who's your favorite MGoPoster' thread. This is at least the third one since I first signed on. I guess tons of kudos in the comments and tens of thousands of MGoPoints aren't enough to stroke people's egos. But what do I know? It sure seems to be a popular topic. So I don't post much. But I read the blog daily because I'm at least as big a Michigan fan as anyone here, and also an alum.
As for Mr. Forcier... he's a bit of a nutcase for sure, but his performance in the ND game from which my avatar pic was taken was inspiring... not to mention one of the few-and-far-between happy days in the Rich Rod era. So I made it my avatar and never got around to changing it.
|6 days 19 hours ago||ME! ME! ME! PICK ME!!!!||
ME! ME! ME! PICK ME!!!!
|1 week 3 days ago||Yeah, he was on the cover the||
Yeah, he was on the cover the week before they lost the B10 title game, too.
Can we get Dantonio and Narduzzi on that cover asap?
|1 week 3 days ago||Spot the Station||
You can watch the International Space Station blast across the sky. Sign up to receive text alerts for when it will be zooming over your location.
I saw it last night. Man, that thing moves.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I've seen a dude in my||
I've seen a dude in my section (18) wearing one of these for at least the last two years, maybe three.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Damn, I bet a friend a beer||
Damn, I bet a friend a beer that it was gonna be Frozen.
Oh well, no big loss. It's not like I'm gonna sit and watch him drink a beer while I don't.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I made that same drive back||
I made that same drive back on Sunday. Horrible! Although we got pretty lucky during the game, and I managed to be standing under the bridge waiting for the train when the deluge began after the game. Still, it was a fun time, and I've already got tix to go back this year.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Franziskaner Weißbier by the bucket at the first||
Franziskaner Weißbier by the bucket at the first German Park of the summer.
|9 weeks 8 hours ago||Leslie Park had some||
Leslie Park had some renovations that went into play last season, entirely on the back 9. Holes 10-13 underwent some pretty major changes, as they re-routed the creek that runs through there. Some nice stone wall additions, a couple bridges here and there, etc. They've shortened #10 (new tee boxes farther forward)... good for me, as that hole is my nemesis. #11 is still a bit unstable after the reno... some areas under repair, a bit messy/muddy after rain. (Too bad... I love this hole.) They also did some stone wall work around the pond on #17. All in all, some nice work with these changes, and overall the course was in pretty darn good shape when I played it last week...especially given the brutal winter we had. I absolutely love the course.
Huron Hills...I've only been playing for 5 years, and there have been no changes during that time. They allow carts now (it used to be a walking-only course, I guess?). And I agree with goblueram... it's kinda a dump, and over-priced (unless you get a deal of some sort).
|10 weeks 4 days ago||I only buy them when the||
I only buy them when the jackpot gets up there... at least $100M. But yeah, I still buy them. Can't win if you don't play, right?
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Not this time. But about 6 or||
Not this time. But about 6 or 7 years ago, I won $10K in the Mega Millions drawing. One more number and it would've been $192M. That plagued my first waking thoughts every morning for about a month until I got over it. But $10K was sure nice. I screamed. A lot.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Ahh, gotcha. $70 is exactly||
Ahh, gotcha. $70 is exactly what it cost me last year (through my friend's NW alum assoc deal). I think it's a little pricey, too... but it's a good time, so I'm sure I'll go again one way or another. Thanks for the reply!
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Question||
Hey... how did you get your tix for NW? When I renewed my season tix, there was info that said available away games would be offered on a priorty points basis (like most things), and that those with lower point totals (that'd be me, although I'm not rock bottom or anything) would be offered in May, if available. I never saw anything else about it. Just curious... I went last year using tix a friend and NW alum purchased, and Ryan Field wasn't anywhere close to filled. Was hoping to purchase them on my own through UMAD this year.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Ditto that. I've seen SR live||
Ditto that. I've seen SR live in concert six times. The time I saw them in Toronto several years back, they played Festival and blasted confetti out into the audience. That show was pure magic.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||FYI... the corner sections||
FYI... the corner sections are oddly shaped and get wider as you go up. I sit almost at the top of section 18 (which is almost, but not quite, in the SW corner). The aisle there goes between seats 24 and 25.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||So did I, after dismissing||
So did I, after dismissing Major League Baseball recruiting for not making any sense at all.
|18 weeks 2 hours ago||I hear you. Today is||
I hear you. Today is definitely a day to break things.
|18 weeks 9 hours ago||remunerate, not||
remunerate, not renumerate
|21 weeks 9 hours ago||It's Friday and I'm going to||
It's Friday and I'm going to Ashley's after work. Beer. Beer. And then probably more BEER.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Ian Darke.||
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Sweep!||
|27 weeks 1 day ago||They've changed it. When I||
They've changed it. When I click the link it says "...competitors like the Penn State Nittany Lions and newly arrived Maryland Terrapins..."
Eh, same difference.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||I wondered if anyone would||
I wondered if anyone would post about this. I laughed. And then she blew a final jeopardy that was, frankly, a gimme. So I laughed again.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||We cannot have nice things.||
We cannot have nice things.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||Haha... fair enough.||
Haha... fair enough.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||East Carolina University...||
East Carolina University... Go Pirates! Did my undergrad there and grad at Michigan. If those two ever meet in football I don't honestly know who I'll root for.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||Pics of your head steaming or||
Pics of your head steaming or it didn't happen.
|30 weeks 2 hours ago||YES!||
|30 weeks 6 days ago||How very sweep. Tomorrow we||
How very sweep. Tomorrow we complete the trifecta. GO BLUE!!
|30 weeks 6 days ago||And unsurprisingly, a brawl||
And unsurprisingly, a brawl ensues. One word, Sparty:
|30 weeks 6 days ago||SHORTY!!||
|31 weeks 2 hours ago||Ski Jumping is definitely my||
Ski Jumping is definitely my favorite, but unfortunately it doesn't get nearly enough TV coverage (at least not on NBC) because the U.S. rarely has a team, let alone any medal contenders. Hmmm... wonder if I can stream Finnish TV somehow...
Also love the various sledding sports...luge, bobsled, skeleton.
A lot of the winter sports are pretty terrifying, but I think the one that makes me hold my breath the most is the aerials portion of freestyle skiing. Those fools are one wrong move from lifelong paralysis or death.
|31 weeks 2 hours ago||I was in Innsbruck (last||
I was in Innsbruck (last hosted Olympics in 1976) back in 2007 and the thing I most wanted to see was their Olympic Ski jump. I didn't get terribly close to it, but it could be seen pretty well from where I stood. Impressive for sure.
|31 weeks 2 days ago||Probably trickling in late.||
Probably trickling in late. Weather is suck in A2, traffic crawling.
|31 weeks 2 days ago||Michigan 90, Iowa 89 - 2OT||
Michigan 90, Iowa 89 - 2OT
|31 weeks 5 days ago||That was f'ing GLORIOUS.||
That was f'ing GLORIOUS.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||Sort of...||
I hope MSU wins. The B10 needs a little perception boost. Lord knows next year only stands to look worse as Rutgers and Maryland (both of whom lost their bowl games) join up.
That said, I'm certainly not going to sit here and actually cheer for them. And I'm not going to boo Stanford. If MSU gets whipped, I will probably laugh hysterically and enjoy bitching about how they embarrassed the conference. Although I won't go all facebook with that shit, since we basically did, too.
As for OSU... the ONLY time I ever hope they win (but again, never actively rooting for them) is if it specifically serves Michigan in some way. To see Urban end his season with two losses would cheer me greatly.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah, neither did I until||
Yeah, neither did I until they just said it during the ND/RU game. Although let's not give ND too much credit.... we gave up that ground this year.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||A win, so that we don't give||
A win, so that we don't give up the winning percentage record to ND (assuming they beat RU).
|36 weeks 4 hours ago||We also have a h&h with||
We also have a h&h with Virginia Tech scheduled. Most years, they're no slouch.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||The whole "exposure" thing is||
The whole "exposure" thing is only good for the program if we win, or at least lose close in an epic thriller. If we go down there and get our asses handed to us again, the only exposure we will have gained is more along the lines of a laughing stock from a weak conference. This type of game should be between two perennial top-10 teams. Here's hoping we make it back to that point over the next three years, otherwise this game could do more harm than good.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||So once again, we're giving||
So once again, we're giving up a home game to go down to Texas and pad the wallet of Jerry Jones. Great. Just great.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||I need the bang!||
I need the bang!
|37 weeks 2 days ago||Thanks for that||
Love the broadcast stylings of Bob Cole. The Keith Jackson of hockey, if you will. Especially love the way he pronounces "Detroit." Will never forget his call on McCarty's slick goal in '97:
("Two nothing Detroiiiit" at about 0:47. LOVE it.)
|38 weeks 1 day ago||YES!||
If all that goes down, I would love to be a fly on the wall at Jim Delaney's house when the new BCS standings come out.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||Polls||
I always find it fun and interesting, once the regular season is over, to go back and look at the pre-season polls and compare them with the final week polls. This year is no different, and maybe it helps (or not?) with the question being posed. Looking at the coaches' poll...
SEC Teams in the Top Ten, Preseason (present ranking in parentheses):
SEC Teams in the Top Ten, Present (preseason ranking in parentheses):
Of note: Not only were both Auburn and Missouri unranked pre-season, but they also weren't even in the "others receiving votes" section. So the championship game will be played by a newbie and a team that was 3-9 last year, both of whom so-called experts thought were irrelevant at the beginning of the year. I don't know if this helps with the OP or not. You could maybe say, "OMG!! There's so much parity in the SEC!!!" Or you could also say that just maybe those vaunted creams of the crop aren't so unbeatable after all. Or maybe it just shows how silly a pre-season poll is. But hey... they got South Carolina exactly right.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||Seconded on DBC. Always a top||
Seconded on DBC. Always a top choice for me. Good food, and fine beer.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||I'll be there. 18/94. But||
I'll be there. 18/94. But I'll be sure to park EZ out somewhere. It may be necessary to leave this one early.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||I've been hiding out in A2||
I've been hiding out in A2 all along. You guys think how I ended ND '09 was cool, just you wait til Saturday.
|40 weeks 4 days ago||I am truly looking forward to||
I am truly looking forward to attending the Slippery Rock/Mercyhurst game next year in the Big House. I hope the AD has the good sense to make it a freebie for students and season ticket holders, and cheap as dirt for everyone else. We need to give Slippery Rock one hell of a welcome by packing the place.
|41 weeks 8 hours ago||I'm pretty sure it was at||
I'm pretty sure it was at home in the Big House vs. Wisconsin.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||Thank you for asking the||
Thank you for asking the question. Been wondering that myself. I've read this blog daily for years and 'snowflake' just seemed to appear one day out of the blue.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||Same here. My boss and I had||
Same here. My boss and I had a discussion about whether or not Hoke could actually take over offensive play-calling should Borges get hit by a bus or something. After the "where is that bus and what time does it leave?" hilarity ensued, we agreed that at least based on what we see from week to week, we just have no idea if he could. I would certainly hope so, but I've just never seen any evidence to boost my confidence in that regard.
|42 weeks 19 hours ago||*Willis Ward||
|43 weeks 2 days ago||Well, the Woodson INT at #1||
Well, the Woodson INT at #1 seemed rather obvious. But man, that Desmond Howard... what a great player.
|43 weeks 2 days ago||^^this||
I was just going to post the same thing, but I'll just agree with yours instead. I didn't even mind getting the occasional toilet paper roll to the back of my head. I mean, it's toilet paper. Those were the days.
|43 weeks 6 days ago||Yes. I was a victim of the||
Yes. I was a victim of the 2011 expansion. I got kicked out of my longtime seats in Section 34, something I was mightily pissed about at the time. Imagine how even more pissed I was when I looked across the stadium from my new seats in section 18, only to see my old seats and hundreds others around them empty!
I'm over it now because in reality my new seats are much better seats. My main irriation was over being split up from the folks around me I was used to stiiting with. And I enjoyed sitting right next to the student section without actually being in it.
|47 weeks 1 day ago||Loved watching these.||
Loved watching these. Couldn't help but chuckle at the blatant horse-collar tackle in #8. No flag for such a thing back then...
|47 weeks 1 day ago||Never been to one before, but||
Never been to one before, but I'm going to the UM/Northwestern game in November. I'm rather looking forward to it.
|50 weeks 4 hours ago||Thanks for the reminder!||
Thanks for the reminder! Done, done, and done. (Ferris, OSU, MSU)
|50 weeks 4 days ago||So is it DB's goal that the||
So is it DB's goal that the only night games we do in the Big House be epic, ABC/ESPN primetime game-of-the-week type affairs against nationally ranked opponents? I mean, I $ee his logic in that. But absent that opportunity (such as with the crappy 2014 schedule), why not just pick a game, put it on BTN, and have it just be a game that happens to be at night? Surely that would not cause us to lose any revenue.
|50 weeks 4 days ago||Man, what a snoozer home||
Man, what a snoozer home schedule. Scheiße.
|51 weeks 6 days ago||Or just walk over to Gate 8||
Or just walk over to Gate 8 and waltz right in like I do every year and did today.
|1 year 6 hours ago||maybe too much labor||
That would be my guess. Not to be overly critical, but twice over the last couple seasons, I discovered errors in the point totals (both of which ended up changing the weekly winner) an emailed them for an explanation. They did respond quickly and righted their wrongs, but still... shouldn't happen. But yeah....I still enjoyed playing this each week. Too bad it won't be around.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||@UM2k1 - totally agree.||
@UM2k1 - totally agree. Leasing the seat cushions is primarily about space over comfort. And I even sit on an aisle. But I no longer have to sit with my left cheek off the end of the bench. Great to have that placeholder in place all the time. I mean, they're not even that comfortable. (Well, not until my fat ass squishes it down some anyway.)
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Drag Me To Helles||
Just left Wolverine tap room, where I had a large and much-needed Drag Me To Helles. My favorite thing they brew there. It's a maibock, and they normally are out of it by now. But they've expanded a bit recently. I'm on a schedule tonight, so I only had the one. But I brought a growler home with me.
Can't drink toooo much tonight. Need to save my liver for German Park tomorrow.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||I've always been a fan of||
I've always been a fan of Samsung products. In the living room, I have a 42" Samsung Plasma 720p that I've had for 4 years now. Most would say it's dated at this point, but I still find the picture to be of top-notch quality. I occasionally look at TVs just for kicks, and I haven't seen anything that makes me think I need to upgrade. It's perfect for the room it's in.
By comparison, I bought a smaller (26") Vizio 1080p LED-LCD that I use dually in my bedroom as a computer monitor and TV. It serves its purpose, and I bought cuz it was cheap. Wishing I'd gone with Samsung in that case, too... but it was $100 more. And the Vizio remote sucks.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||E. Gordon Gee, aka EGG... as||
E. Gordon Gee, aka EGG... as in what he frequently wears on his face.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||People always post this but||
People always post this but i've never watched it. I finally did. Now that 4 minutes of my life have been forever lost, I'd like to suggest this video is something that should go from "obligatory" to "banned to hell for all eternity." That's the God-awfullest thing I've ever seen.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||MGrowOld... I'm glad to know||
I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who does that. It was my very first thought when I heard this news on the car radio today... "Yikes. I'll be 57 then." Oy....
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Without question, my||
Without question, my favorite:
"And the big bowl is hummin'....'cause the home team is winnin' "
(Michigan vs. Miami (YTM), September 17, 1988, as they were going to a commercial.)
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Going to Oktoberfest in||
Going to Oktoberfest in Munich. Prost!
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Elle Woods is not amused.||
Elle Woods is not amused.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||And so all the home games||
And so all the home games will be at 3:30 (or night for ND), right?
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Yes, I agree that a couple||
Yes, I agree that a couple classes of students will get screwed. Too bad, that's life. Take it as a lesson for when you're out in the "real world" with a job. People in charge of companies, athletic departments, and other organizations make major changes all the time. Some often reap a benefit while others get screwed.
3 years ago, I got a letter from the AD telling me that I was being kicked out of my longtime seats in section 34 because they were expanding the student section. Seats I'd had since the late 1990s. Gameday friendships formed with the people who sat around me. All gone. And now I sit at the opposite end of the stadium, staring at my EMPTY old seats because the dumbasses I got kicked out for can't be bothered to show up. With the new GA system, you may not get to sit in the front row anymore, but at least you can still sit with your friends, and even sit with some that maybe you weren't able to before. You don't know what screwed is until you've paid thousands year after year for seats you've had for most of your adult life, and then just have 'em ripped away from you.
And you wanted input? Really?? With David Brandon? Please. I don't always agree with what he does, but I do in this case. You (collectively as a student body) already gave your input by not showing up for games.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Ah yes.... always nice to||
Ah yes.... always nice to watch my tax refund disappear as soon as it arrives.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||This x 1000||
This x 1000
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Clearly this move is to make||
Clearly this move is to make room for Charles Woodson to return for his last year of eligibility.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Montgomery and Singletary's||
Montgomery and Singletary's looks are great... but the REAL staredown is coming from that kid behind Singletary.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||This always seems to get Crisler pumping..||
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Let's see.... vs. NW:||
vs. NW: 94-66
Seems pretty doable.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||You guys putting up||
You guys putting up 20, 30, 40 points are crazy.
Bama wins 12-6.
Bama's 12 is a TD (+PAT), a FG, and a safety.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Pretty idiotic||
Diving with the Stars? So You Think You Can Dive? I'll stop now.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Man, some great Michigan||
Man, some great Michigan players have worn that number...
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Tim Biakabutuka FTW. 313||
Tim Biakabutuka FTW. 313 yards. I'll never forget it.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||I could see this working for||
I could see this working for people who don't watch TV and don't have cable at all, but still would like to be able to watch something seasonally, like football games.
But for the average cable subscriber like myself, I don't see how it could possibly be priced such that subscribing to even just a handful of channels would make any sense:
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Early game drink:||
Early game drink: MGoBlueDriver:
Enjoy. GO BLUE!
|1 year 34 weeks ago||I now understand the terms||
I now understand the terms LOLphers.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||+1000||
|1 year 36 weeks ago||There's no indication they||
There's no indication they were all doing the same thing. Hoke (annarbor.com):
|1 year 36 weeks ago||interesting.... one of||
interesting.... one of A2.com's lead sports stories is about two more South Carolina players being suspended (WR D.L. Moore, and OL Kyle Harris)... no mention of the UM players... yet.
EDIT: Nevermind.... it showed up while I was typing this.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Um, guys.... this has only to||
Um, guys.... this has only to do with basketball, not football.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Saw this coming a mile away||
Saw this coming a mile away when they sent out that glossy mailer a couple weeks ago about giving, changes in the Victors points system, etc.
Yeesh.... squeeze, squeeze, squeeze.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||80-70 Michigan||
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Busted for not actually||
Busted for not actually reading the article. :)
Still, a TON of empty seats last night for something being officially called a sellout.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||This seems a little crazy.||
This seems a little crazy. The boxscore from last night's game says the attendance was a sellout. I was there, and the place was about half full.
I'm guessing that, like myself, people bought tix to last night's game as part of the 4-pack just to be able to get tickets to MSU or IU (which were not up for sale individually). But would 6000 people really just blow off going to last night's game even though they had tickets?
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Wait til the last minute...||
Wait til the last minute... you'll be able to get that game for <$10-15 on Stubhub.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Tirico and Gruden - just fine||
Tirico and Gruden - just fine by me.
I grew pretty fond of the Dave Pasch/Brian Griese team this year. I hope that continues.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||2013 - Butch Jones2014 -||
2013 - Butch Jones
2014 - Charlie Weis
2015 - Lane Kiffin
2016 - Steve Sarkisian
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Indeed... maybe I misread||
Indeed... maybe I misread ("leaves for ACC gig" sounds like maybe you thought he had somewhere to leave from).
|1 year 38 weeks ago||You know Skip Holtz was fired||
You know Skip Holtz was fired from USF already, right?
|1 year 38 weeks ago||I should qualify by saying||
I should qualify by saying that my seats are on row 94. I enter the north entrance to the suite structure and go upstairs, and walk on the upper concourse down to section 18 and enter from the top, only having to walk down 2 rows from the portal. If your seats are below the lower portal, maybe it's not worth the effort, but if you're above the lower portal I HIGHLY recommend my approach.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||My complaints were||
My complaints were few:
Mashed up ruinated hot dogs - $4.00
I'm a Pepsi products person.
Still need some work on the sound system. It was very uneven this year.
That's about it. Interesting to hear folks' complaints about parking and stadium entry. Those just aren't an issue for me. I park on Pauline. I usually leave my tailgate 30-35 minutes or so before kickoff. Enter thru gate 8 (nw corner) and am in my section 18 (sw corner) seats in time for the MMB's entrance.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Season ticket renewals||
Season ticket renewals usually happen late April-early May. General ticket sales (single tickets) usually go on sale in July. BUT...
If you're talking about buying single tickets, there is almost zero chance that those will be made available for the Ohio game. These almost always have to be purchased as part of a 3 or 4 game pack if you don't have season tickets. Limited quantities of those packs usually go on sale after season ticket renewals are done (I think), and they sell out pretty quickly. This 3-4 game pack thing is something that changes from year to year, though, so it's possible they don't even do it.
If you're not already signed up for M Insider emails, you should do so in order to at least receive info about onsale dates. http://www.mgoblue.com/insider/
Beyond that, it's pretty much Stubhub or take your chances on game day from scalpers. If you can get in on the ticket packs, it's probably your best deal money-wise, as the entire pack could end up costing less than a single ticket for the Ohio game on Stubhub (depending on how the season progresses and the significance of that game). And you can always put the other games back up for sale to recoup some funds.
Others might have additional insight, but that's my $0.02. Good luck.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||UM - 36 OSU - 34 GO BLUE!||
UM - 36
OSU - 34
|1 year 40 weeks ago||I did exactly the same thing.||
I did exactly the same thing. When I went online last night and saw all this, I thought what what WHAT??!? I didn't even recall hearing about the B10 extending an invitation to Maryland. When was that? Was it some sort of open invitation from back when we added Nebraska?
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Scott Tenorman of the Week||
Scott Tenorman of the Week should be Scott Tenorman of the Year.
As thrilled as I was for our crazed victory last Saturday, I felt the tiniest bit bad for Northwestern. This dude's post brilliantly says why. It's hard to hate them.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Location, location,||
Location, location, location.
Had the game-ending play in OT happened in the south endzone, this probably wouldn't have happened. Who picked that end for OT anyway? Yeah, it's Kovacs' fault.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Tressel in the replay||
Tressel in the replay booth???
|1 year 42 weeks ago||I would submit that the 2016||
I would submit that the 2016 home schedule is exactly 33 1/3% more attractive than the 2012 home schedule.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Please God NO! Do not put||
Please God NO! Do not put fucking Christmas ornaments on our beloved Wolverines' heads!
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Or perhaps in this case, will||
Or perhaps in this case, will have known him.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Umm.. mods???||
|1 year 43 weeks ago||68 is not that old. It sure||
68 is not that old. It sure as hell is not dying time old.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||I just pray the Wolverines||
I just pray the Wolverines never wear anything akin to those Christmas tree ornaments Sparty wore on their heads last week.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Just for you, Sparty Kiss my||
Just for you, Sparty
Kiss my fat zit-riddled ass
Blue will win this time
|1 year 45 weeks ago||No, I'm not.||
No, I'm not.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Well thank you for that. I||
Well thank you for that. I mean, after 26 years of fandom and alumni-hood, I couldn't possibly have known anything about the dynamic between the schools, what a rivarly is, or what "little brother" refers to. No doubt the term has been around a lot longer than you and me and Mike Hart, but only since he opened his mouth has it been used with such regularity where UM and MSU are concerned. It's just suddenly gotten old real quick, IMO.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||I remember that all too well.||
I remember that all too well. My buddy and I were insanely pissed that the powers that be would schedule UM/MSU and Tigers/Yanks over top one another. Fortunately they showed updates on the scoreboard at the Big House. It was a happy day all around, but man was I irritated about the lack of scheduling sense.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Yeah, I had heard them refer||
Yeah, I had heard them refer to us as "little sister" too, but never "little brother." Then again, the time I spend paying attention to Sparty spew is practically nil.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||The "Little Brother" meme||
The "Little Brother" meme needs to just go away. MSU has beaten us 4 in a row, and while I fully expect that streak to come to an end on Saturday, to continue calling them Little Brother when we haven't beaten them since that phrase was coined is a bit like the crowd yelling "you suck!" at the end of Temptation during a game we're losing.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Enough already...||
I'm supportive of the cause.
I just really, really hate the color pink.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||My 15 min... make that 3 seconds of fame||
Wow, now I finally know what the deal was the day I was sitting outside at the Fleetwood and these people came parading around the corner. I wondered if this video would ever show up in my world. And here it is!
That's me at 1:26... I was wearing my classic blue hat with maize block M, and decided to gesture with said hat when I realized the song was about the Big House. You can sorta see me again bopping along in the background at 3:06. I mean... when randomly in video, join in... right?
|1 year 47 weeks ago||M - 34 P - 16||
M - 34
P - 16
|1 year 48 weeks ago||"6 times! That's gotta be a||
"6 times! That's gotta be a record for one night."
Nope.... Demetrius Brown threw 7 picks vs. Sparty in 1987.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||I've been predicting 10-2||
I've been predicting 10-2 from the start. This will be our last loss of the regular season.
ND - 30
M - 21
|1 year 49 weeks ago||The thing about Ch 13 is||
The thing about Ch 13 is that, while you generally get to keep most of your assets, it's very restrictive in other ways. In particular, it severely restricts your ability to borrow any money from anyone... including borrowing from family, your 401K, taking out a car loan, or even using a credit card.To do so requires written permission from the bankruptcy court. Plans are generally 3 or 5 years (depending on income) during which agreed-upon payments must be made and these lending restrictions remain in effect. Because of these lengthy requirements, many never complete the plan. Whereas, while Ch 7 forces you to liquidate certain assets, there's nothing that prevents you from borrowing again (albeit at mega-high rates since your credit is now destroyed), provided a lender is willing to lend to you.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||Row 94, Section 18 (near the||
Row 94, Section 18 (near the SW corner). I sit just under the suite structure. I don't get rained on, and the sun (at least for 3:30 starts) doesn't affect me at all. When the game is over, I can zip out of there in no time due to my proximity to the upper concourse (which also means concessions and bathrooms are just steps away). I have an outstanding view of the entire field.
Unless they reconfigure something and I get bumped out of these seats at some point (which is actually how I ended up with them), I will have them until the day I die.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||You win the internet today.||
You win the internet today.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||Not to be a buttinsky, but||
Not to be a buttinsky, but I've been checking weather frequently since yesterday, and there seems to be quite a disparity. Weather.GOV (the NWS's site) says this:
Saturday Rain and possibly a thunderstorm before 4pm, then a chance of rain. High near 69. Northwest wind 14 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Meanwhile, weather.com says AM Clouds, PM Sun.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||I almost always park in||
I almost always park in someone's yard on Pauline (off Main, just north of the Stadium). The atmosphere is pretty good, and for $20 you can be a block or so from the stadium. The northwest gate is rarely super busy. I can leave my tailgate spot at 2:55 for a 3:30 game and be in my seat in the SW corner in time for the band's entrance.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||B2 also flew over the Big||
B2 also flew over the Big Chill at the Big House, 12/11/2010.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||I know the feeling, but...||
Time heals all wounds. Oh, and winning, too. If we win the next 5 then beat the crap out of Sparty on 10/20, you'll have forgotten all about the 'bama game.
For me, all it will take is settling into my seat in Section 18, Carl Grapentine, M Fanfare, The Victors, and the entrance of team 133. Wait, who did we play last week?.....
|2 years 3 days ago||Franziskaner!||
I went to the last German Park of the year and drank buckets of Franziskaner Weißbier. For the first time ever (or at least in the 7-8 years I've been going), they actually had some Oktoberfest beer on tap (Spaten, I believe). Plenty of time for those O'fest beers later in September, so I stuck with the Franziskaner. Sorta my own personal salute to the end of summer. Ein Prosit der Gemütlichkeit!
|2 years 1 week ago||Troegs is good beer. I was||
Troegs is good beer. I was in Philly a couple weeks ago and had their Troegenator Doppelbock, which, being a big doppelbock fan, I loved. I also noticed the 'MI - 10c deposit" on the bottle... meaning it must be available around here somewhere. Think I'll go in search of it after work.
|2 years 1 week ago||I went to M-Den today during||
I went to M-Den today during lunch and started stocking up on new gear for the new season. Among other things, I bought a cap-clip ball marker to use at a golf outting tomorrow. I'm geeked about all of this as well as the upcoming season. So I will celebrate with a variety of beers tonight.
New M stuff.
These things make me happy.
|2 years 1 week ago||Oregon finally gets it done,||
Oregon finally gets it done, 33-30 over Alabama in the MNC.
Michigan's 2 losses will be against Alabama and Notre Dame. Most seem to agree that a loss to 'Bama is not the end of the world. I've been saying 10-2 for the regular season for awhile, and I've decided that a loss to Notre Dame would be acceptable because we absolutely cannot lose to Sparty again, and it's also time to start beating Iowa again. The only other game that worries me is Nebraska, but I think we take that one, albeit in a much closer battle than last year. Man, wasn't that fun watching M tear Nebraska apart last year?
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Sorry, but it's first German||
Sorry, but it's first German Park of the summer. I'll be in line shortly after 3:00, and by 5:00 I should be on about bucket number 3 of Franziskaner. Crowd coming from out of town. No can miss.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||That was bad, but there are||
That was bad, but there are many more that are way worse. Christina Aguilera at the 2011 Super Bowl comes to mind, and I'm not even talking about the missed lyrics.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||1986.... my first year in Ann||
1986.... my first year in Ann Arbor and first year of grad school at U of M. Those were the days.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Posbang? Yes, please.||
Posbang? Yes, please.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Thursday: "It's an away||
Thursday: "It's an away game. We don't have an allowance for those."
Today: "We've been trying to figure out a way to make it happen all along."
Ok, whatever Dave. You win. Just get the damn band to the game, please.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Is that you, Dave Brandon?||
Is that you, Dave Brandon? Nice try...
|2 years 18 weeks ago||I lost all my points when I||
I lost all my points when I told someone who posted an offensive remark where to go and what he could do to himself.
Damn, I wish I'd saved that for Dave Brandon...
|2 years 19 weeks ago||All the best to Pat and her||
All the best to Pat and her family.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Great. Another reason to hate||
Great. Another reason to hate Ohio State. Like I needed one.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Schlereth continues to scare,||
Schlereth continues to scare, disappoint, and generally piss me off.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Beer is never, ever "way" OT.||
Beer is never, ever "way" OT.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||EPIC WIN!||
I was at Comerica for this game. I had a really sweet seat.... birthday present to myself. Thank you, Tigers, for making my birthday so awesome!
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Gulo Revilo||
I just got home from Wolverine State Brewing Co. tap room over on Stadium. Man, that place brews some fine fucking beer. Tonight, I had the Gulo Revilo... described as an India Red Lager, at 7.4% ABV, relatively hoppy but not overwhelmingly so. I'm not a big hop head AT ALL, but I found this beer to be really tasty. If you haven't stopped by Wolverine for a pint or three, I highly recommend it. Much better, IMO, than ABC and their hops & water weasel piss they call beer.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Foretold.... well,||
Foretold.... well, sorta.
Although I didn't think it'd be football tix again just yet. I'm still betting PSDs go up in 2013.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Man, I laughed from 1:25 to||
Man, I laughed from 1:25 to 1:35, then cried the rest of the way. Nice work.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Surely Mathlete or someone||
Surely Mathlete or someone has a Wolverines-in-the-NHL chart. But yeah, it seems like a lot. And, well, Red played for the Habs early on. I'm just glad to see our boys get some work.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||"...I am wondering if the JLA||
"...I am wondering if the JLA should be alerted."
Do we even know if he's a big hockey fan?
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Yay, comcast ESPNU working||
Yay, comcast ESPNU working again.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||I hope the old posbang system||
I hope the old posbang system comes back one day, so that posts like this could get the extra 500 Mgopoints they deserve.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||As a friend constantly||
As a friend constantly reminds me about my season tickets when I bitch every year about what I pay for them, my pair of tickets to the OSU game cost $1000. All the others are free.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Hmm.... it occurs to me that||
Hmm.... it occurs to me that maybe the thing that hasn't gone up in awhile (since its inception, I believe?) is the PSD for football. That's it...he's brainwashing us early for a PSD increase in 2013.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||I graduated in 1988 as well.||
I graduated in 1988 as well. In addition to the HORRIBLE speaker, Jeanne Kirkpatrick was given an honorary degree. It was all a rather crazy experience, apparently. I just don't remember all these details.... but here are a couple posts on the subject. (H/T MGoUser SAvoodoo, who found these for me 2 years ago when a "who was your speaker" thread came up.)
Editorial in the NY Times:
Commentary from another 1988 grad. You have to scroll down nearly to the end, and look for 2 posts by "cheryl cassidy".
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Mucho thanks.||
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Do not insult me by blaming||
Do not insult me by blaming your poor spelling and grammar on your phone.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||I drank 2 mimosas and 4||
I drank 2 mimosas and 4 martinis at brunch today. I'm taking the night off.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||After reading this post, I||
After reading this post, I found it funny that the very next thing after it was a picture of Shawn Hunwick wearing, IMO, the correct version of Michigan's colors.
Also... please destroy all copies of pics of the uniforms we wore vs. MSU in 2011. Those unis should be forgotten. I pray we never have to set eyes upon them again.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||In someone's defense...||
In someone's defense... although I'm not sure whose... if we're not even in his final 4 or 5, then it begs the question: Why even create a post about it? Or why not at least label it OT?
|2 years 26 weeks ago||You weren't alone in reading||
You weren't alone in reading it that way...
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Maybe somebody already said||
Maybe somebody already said this, so sorry if this deserves the 'redundant' negbomb.... but of key importance in the OP is the stuff at the bottom of the post. A LOT of positive shit has happened for both BH and JB since this poll was taken.
I can understand if there are some for whom the jury is still out on Brady Hoke. Win a B10 title or two or six and we'll talk. But anyone who disapproves or isn't sure of the job John Beilein is doing is clearly on crack.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||As someone who lived through||
As someone who lived through the 1992 football season when we went 9-0-3 (ties against both ND and OSU, as well as Illinois)... trust me, I hate a damned tie. But given that this year's hoops team was expected to finish like 5th in the Big Ten, I'll take a 3-way tie for the conference championship and be happy about it!
|2 years 27 weeks ago||I went and read Sarah's post.||
I went and read Sarah's post. I made the horrible mistake of clicking on the hyperlinked "this" in her statement beginning "If that doesn't get your juices flowing.." FML. Worst kick in the gut in at least 5 years.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||I'll give Dave Brandon credit||
I'll give Dave Brandon credit when he gets a game like this at the Big House. Not when it's scheduled at some outrageously overpriced neutral field.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Craft is only a||
Craft is only a sophomore? Jeebus. I could swear he was in his eleventieth season.
Sounds like the biggest key for us is for our perimeter shooting to be on fire. Let's hope the 3-point gods are smiling on the Crisler Center come Saturday night.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||buckeyeanisqaatsi.....||
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Please be heads....||
Please be heads....
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Pulling for Brady and the||
Pulling for Brady and the Pats. But if the Giants win, I hope it's on a game-winning TD pass to Manningham.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||If "Tebow" ever makes it into||
If "Tebow" ever makes it into the dictionary as an actual word, I am going to renounce the English language and move to some remote island nation where no one speaks a word of it.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Well, shit. Still, what an||
Well, shit. Still, what an epic night of highly entertaining hockey!
|2 years 29 weeks ago||No shit, that was WICKED.||
No shit, that was WICKED.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||I have that McCarty game on||
I have that McCarty game on VHS.... one of my all time fave things to watch over and over again.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Check your missing pronouns||
Check your missing pronoun there, bud. Fucking does not suck. Well, at least not when I do it.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Amen, brother. I grew up in||
Amen, brother. I grew up in North Carolina, moved to Michigan for school a whole lot of years ago and never looked back. I'd much rather freeze getting out of the shower than not be able to dry off.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Good luck with the ACL,||
Good luck with the ACL, Brian. I'll be experiencing the "Michigan Difference" first hand tomorrow, and for the next several days, with some surgery of my own.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Quick, forward this message||
Quick, forward this message to Josh Garnett. Might tip the scales in our favor.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Lloyd Brady looking pretty||
Lloyd Brady looking pretty happy...
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Man, we beat Nebraska so||
Man, we beat Nebraska so hard.
Also, the shot of Lewan at 2:51 = pure gold.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Of those two, yeah Pitbull is||
Of those two, yeah Pitbull is the worst.
But the commercial (or series of commercials) that I got really sick of hearing over and over and over and over again.....
(you may all hate me now for making you think of that damned tune again)
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Ridiculous. Season ticket||
Ridiculous. Season ticket holders should get to purchase this game at normal season ticket prices as part of our season renewal since we're being robbed of a home game. I would love to go, but I won't pay that price. If tix are available on Stub Hub for a lesser price nearer game time, I'm there. Otherwise, TV it is.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Nah, I've got you both||
Nah, I've got you both beat....
|2 years 33 weeks ago||May I please have another??||
May I please have another??
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Not to mention epic title||
Not to mention epic title fail.... the 2012 Winter Classic is already in the past.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Opponents' miscues are every||
Opponents' miscues are every bit as much part of the game as your own successes. So is luck. So is the occasional break (or not) from the refs.
So did Michigan deserve to win? Yes, abosolutely, 100% without question.
Why? Because even with all of the above, our players actually made the plays that resulted in 23 points being put on the board in our favor. And Junior Hemingway got a trophy for those very efforts.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Gundy was likely worried||
Gundy was likely worried about a turnover. But yeah, I agree. I would love to have seen the plan backfire, giving Stanford another chance to win the game.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Damn, Big Ten.... stop||
Damn, Big Ten.... stop sucking, please.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Sparty Noooooo!!! What a||
Sparty Noooooo!!! What a stupid play call.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Of all the games, this is the||
Of all the games, this is the only one I thought the Big Ten would have absolutely zero chance of winning, especially when McGloin went down.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||That's nothing. Right after||
That's nothing. Right after signing day 2010, Lane Kiffin offered a 13-year-old QB (class of 2015).
|2 years 34 weeks ago||*Bob Davie. Not that I||
*Bob Davie. Not that I actually care.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Ahhhh, the good ol' days. Ann||
Ahhhh, the good ol' days. Ann Arbor just ain't what it used to be.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||An addition to March....||
An addition to March....