"Rodrick Williams Jr.'s 10-month old, 2-foot-long savannah monitor named "Kill" gets the RB some strange looks when they go for walks together."
|6 days 23 hours ago||ECU||
Went there for undergrad. They were pretty bad in football while I was there (much better now!) and they've never been good in basketball. But I love 'em just the same.
|1 week 2 days ago||Cucurbita Smiles||
I've never been a big pumpkin beer fan, BUT...
Wolverine State Brewing's version, called Cucurbita Smiles, is so delicious that I brought growlers of it to two different tailgates last year. Super tasty, crisp and clean, not too sweet.
|1 week 4 days ago||ILB Jonathan Smith||
I knew it was a longshot anyway, but I've always thought it would be really cool if a player from my high school in my tiny hometown wound up at Michigan. Even cooler when it's someone who has the same first name as me. Just not meant to be. Sigh.
Happy trails, J Smith. Best of luck to you at UNC.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Exeunt can be used anywhere||
Exeunt can be used anywhere in a play to indicate that two or more actors leave the stage.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||THE CATCH!||
Will never forget that moment as long as I live. Great satisfaction in sending Lou Holtz home with a loss. Those were the days.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I ordered mine about the same||
I ordered mine about the same time I paid for my season tix renewal. I never did get a confirmation email. I went back in to the site, as if I was going to place the order again, and got a message saying something like either my seats weren't in the inventory or they had already been ordered. I do have my credit card bill showing the charge went through, so hopefully it's all good.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||My favorite local beer. Was||
My favorite local beer. Was there last night. Drank way too much (for a weeknight anyway). The pulled-pork nachos are not to be missed.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||YES. I hate neutral site||
YES. I hate neutral site games. They mostly exist so that some other third party like Jerry Jones can make a pile of money while depriving the would-be home team's town of an entire weekend of economic activity, not to mention most of its fans of seeing a home game.
Thank you, Jim Hackett.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||OSU - 90% MSU - 5% SEC -||
OSU - 90%
MSU - 5%
SEC - 4.5%
ND - 0.5%
(I would hate ND more...they just don't deserve that much of my time.)
|8 weeks 2 days ago||https://www.youtube.com/watch|
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Seconded.||
|10 weeks 16 hours 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.
|11 weeks 1 day 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)
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Oh dear God, YES.||
Oh dear God, YES.
|15 weeks 1 day 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
|15 weeks 1 day 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.
|16 weeks 2 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.
|17 weeks 2 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.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Cookout is awesome!||
Cookout is awesome!
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Can I get a posbang up in||
Can I get a posbang up in here?
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Is it balsamic vinegar?||
Is it balsamic vinegar?
|22 weeks 22 hours 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.
|23 weeks 2 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.
|23 weeks 3 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.
|25 weeks 3 hours 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.
|25 weeks 3 days 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!
|25 weeks 3 days 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.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Sometimes it makes no||
Sometimes it makes no difference how hard you try to avoid the results.
|26 weeks 2 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!
|27 weeks 2 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).
|27 weeks 6 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.
|28 weeks 3 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.
|28 weeks 3 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.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||You missed one: arsenal||
You missed one: arsenal arsenal arsenal arsenal, and oh yeah... arsenal.
|30 weeks 2 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.
|30 weeks 5 days ago||Sounds like Justin Bieber to||
Sounds like Justin Bieber to me.
|31 weeks 3 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.
|32 weeks 21 hours ago||We're basically all||
We're basically all "boosters" in the eyes of the NCAA.
|34 weeks 2 hours 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.
|34 weeks 1 day 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!!
|34 weeks 4 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???
|34 weeks 4 days ago||It's always been great. Just||
It's always been great. Just hasn't been easy for a while.
|35 weeks 3 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.
|36 weeks 22 hours ago||Where you're going, I kinda||
Where you're going, I kinda doubt you'll need a surgeon.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Good bye, and good riddance,||
Good bye and good riddance, noodle boy.
|36 weeks 3 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.
|37 weeks 3 days ago||Sigh...||
Northern Exposure. File that under the category of shows I wish had gone on much longer than they did.
|38 weeks 1 day 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.
|38 weeks 1 day 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.
|38 weeks 1 day 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?
|38 weeks 2 days ago||Mack Brown. /ducks||
|38 weeks 4 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.
|38 weeks 5 days 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.)
|39 weeks 2 hours ago||All those wins... but no bowl||
All those wins... but no bowl win, no B10 championship, no national championship.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||1. Win 2. See #1.||
2. See #1.
|40 weeks 6 days 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.
|40 weeks 6 days 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.
|40 weeks 6 days ago||Yes, I'm saving some for that||
Yes, I'm saving some for that very occasion. Better get it quick... it's seasonal. Go to the brewery/tap room at 2019 W. Stadium. It's a seasonal beer, and it'll be gone very soon.
This is the first year they've sold it in stores. Here's a list of where it's being sold (or was...most have probably sold out of it at this point). http://wolverinebeer.com/?s=massacre
|41 weeks 2 hours ago||Atwater||
VJP for the win. THis stuff is ALWAYS in my fridge... but usually not for long.
|41 weeks 3 hours ago||Go REALLY Local||
Wolverine State Brewing Co., on Stadium near Pauline. Best brewery in Ann Arbor.Get a 4-pak of Massacre Imperial Dark Bourbon-Barrel Aged Lager. 11.5% ABV, and one of the finest beers I've tasted anywhere ever.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||What a moment. Is someone||
What a moment. Is someone chopping really strong onions next to me?
|41 weeks 5 days ago||I'm glad I left Chicago||
I'm glad I left Chicago before this game got underway. Bears fans must surely be about ready to burn eveything down.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||Can't lose what I never had.||
Can't lose what I never had.
|43 weeks 1 day ago||I didn't realize until I just||
I didn't realize until I just looked it up, but there are NINE Hellraiser movies. I've only seen the first three. Especially fond of the second one, "Hellraiser II: Hellbound."
|43 weeks 1 day ago||Did you say chatter?||
|44 weeks 1 day ago||Well, that's also assuming||
Well, that's also assuming they actually get the student attendance back up to 20K. I hope that'll happen, but I imagine it will fall somewhere in the middle.
|44 weeks 1 day ago||Except weren't student||
Except weren't student tickets purchased down to about 12 or 13K this year? 12K @ $295 vs. 20K at $175 is practically a wash.
|44 weeks 2 days ago||Where did Snyder get||
Where did Snyder get "career-ending" from? Here's the quote as shown in Baumgardner's article today (assuming they're both referring to the same statement from Hoke):
"There's only 12 seniors in this class, we'll have some guys who are medical (redshirts) and that kind of thing, which gets us up to about 15, but this is a small class. Seventy-eight of our players are freshmen or sophomores, that's a lot of young guys."
|46 weeks 6 days ago||Stupid Heather Cox says to||
Stupid Heather Cox says to Dantonio, "you're 1-0 in the Pac 10." SMDH.
|48 weeks 22 hours ago||Section 18, Row 94...dry when it rains.||
"All the BS" in the world will not keep me away. Despite the aforementioned bovine excrement, I still consider fall Saturdays in the Big House a privilege not to be missed. GO BLUE!
|49 weeks 2 days ago||Delete||
|49 weeks 6 days ago||Section 17||
A couple dumbasses at the bottom of section 17 (I sit in 18) tried to start the wave as well, if I recall, in the 2nd quarter! They tried at least 10 times. The fine folks in the south endzone were having none of it.
|50 weeks 1 day ago||Can I get some bangin? The||
Can I get some bangin?
The week has dragged on. I'm kinda glad. Last Saturday took lots of time to get over. But I'm over it. Almost.
|51 weeks 1 day ago||I feel ya...||
Every time they announce one of these, I email my boss with the subject line "I will be [insert age here] when..." It's become a running joke between us.
|51 weeks 2 days ago||The way I'll look at this||
The way I'll look at this matchup....
Since I can't possibly root for either team to win, I will hope for this:
Something big is on the line for both teams... for OSU, CFB playoff berth implications. For ND, a year's supply of hot wings from KFC.
Whomever loses, the loss is devastating. Ruins their season. And hopefully the loss transpires on the last play of the game.
|51 weeks 3 days ago||I still have this game on my||
I still have this game on my DVR. Every time I think I should delete it to free up space, I watch the last 2 minutes and think, "nah... not just yet."
|1 year 3 hours 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 year 19 hours ago||Tim Tebow?||
|1 year 3 days ago||Symphony #3 (which features||
Symphony #3 (which features the Fanfare) for the win!
|1 year 5 days 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.
|1 year 6 days ago||ME! ME! ME! PICK ME!!!!||
ME! ME! ME! PICK ME!!!!
|1 year 1 week 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 year 1 week 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.
|1 year 2 weeks 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.
|1 year 2 weeks 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.
|1 year 5 weeks 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.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Franziskaner Weißbier by the bucket at the first||
Franziskaner Weißbier by the bucket at the first German Park of the summer.
|1 year 9 weeks 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).
|1 year 10 weeks 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?
|1 year 10 weeks 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.
|1 year 12 weeks 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!
|1 year 12 weeks 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.
|1 year 14 weeks 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.
|1 year 15 weeks 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.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||So did I, after dismissing||
So did I, after dismissing Major League Baseball recruiting for not making any sense at all.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||I hear you. Today is||
I hear you. Today is definitely a day to break things.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||remunerate, not||
remunerate, not renumerate
|1 year 21 weeks 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.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Ian Darke.||
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Sweep!||
|1 year 27 weeks 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.
|1 year 27 weeks 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.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||We cannot have nice things.||
We cannot have nice things.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Haha... fair enough.||
Haha... fair enough.
|1 year 29 weeks 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.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Pics of your head steaming or||
Pics of your head steaming or it didn't happen.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||YES!||
|1 year 30 weeks ago||How very sweep. Tomorrow we||
How very sweep. Tomorrow we complete the trifecta. GO BLUE!!
|1 year 30 weeks ago||And unsurprisingly, a brawl||
And unsurprisingly, a brawl ensues. One word, Sparty:
|1 year 30 weeks ago||SHORTY!!||
|1 year 30 weeks 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.
|1 year 30 weeks 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.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Probably trickling in late.||
Probably trickling in late. Weather is suck in A2, traffic crawling.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Michigan 90, Iowa 89 - 2OT||
Michigan 90, Iowa 89 - 2OT
|1 year 31 weeks ago||That was f'ing GLORIOUS.||
That was f'ing GLORIOUS.
|1 year 34 weeks 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.
|1 year 34 weeks 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.
|1 year 34 weeks 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).
|1 year 35 weeks ago||We also have a h&h with||
We also have a h&h with Virginia Tech scheduled. Most years, they're no slouch.
|1 year 36 weeks 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.
|1 year 36 weeks 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.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||I need the bang!||
I need the bang!
|1 year 37 weeks 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.)
|1 year 38 weeks 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.
|1 year 38 weeks 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.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Seconded on DBC. Always a top||
Seconded on DBC. Always a top choice for me. Good food, and fine beer.
|1 year 39 weeks 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.
|1 year 39 weeks 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.
|1 year 40 weeks 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.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||I'm pretty sure it was at||
I'm pretty sure it was at home in the Big House vs. Wisconsin.
|1 year 41 weeks 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.
|1 year 41 weeks 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.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||*Willis Ward||
|1 year 43 weeks 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.
|1 year 43 weeks 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.
|1 year 43 weeks 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.
|1 year 47 weeks 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...
|1 year 47 weeks 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.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Thanks for the reminder!||
Thanks for the reminder! Done, done, and done. (Ferris, OSU, MSU)
|1 year 50 weeks 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.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||Man, what a snoozer home||
Man, what a snoozer home schedule. Scheiße.
|1 year 51 weeks 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.
|2 years 1 hour 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.
|2 years 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.)
|2 years 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.
|2 years 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.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||E. Gordon Gee, aka EGG... as||
E. Gordon Gee, aka EGG... as in what he frequently wears on his face.
|2 years 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.
|2 years 15 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....
|2 years 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.)
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Going to Oktoberfest in||
Going to Oktoberfest in Munich. Prost!
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Elle Woods is not amused.||
Elle Woods is not amused.
|2 years 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?
|2 years 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.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Ah yes.... always nice to||
Ah yes.... always nice to watch my tax refund disappear as soon as it arrives.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||This x 1000||
This x 1000
|2 years 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.
|2 years 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.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||This always seems to get Crisler pumping..||
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Let's see.... vs. NW:||
vs. NW: 94-66
Seems pretty doable.
|2 years 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.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Pretty idiotic||
Diving with the Stars? So You Think You Can Dive? I'll stop now.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Man, some great Michigan||
Man, some great Michigan players have worn that number...
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Tim Biakabutuka FTW. 313||
Tim Biakabutuka FTW. 313 yards. I'll never forget it.
|2 years 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:
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Early game drink:||
Early game drink: MGoBlueDriver:
Enjoy. GO BLUE!
|2 years 34 weeks ago||I now understand the terms||
I now understand the terms LOLphers.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||+1000||
|2 years 36 weeks ago||There's no indication they||
There's no indication they were all doing the same thing. Hoke (annarbor.com):
|2 years 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.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Um, guys.... this has only to||
Um, guys.... this has only to do with basketball, not football.
|2 years 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.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||80-70 Michigan||
|2 years 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.
|2 years 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?
|2 years 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.
|2 years 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.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||2013 - Butch Jones2014 -||
2013 - Butch Jones
2014 - Charlie Weis
2015 - Lane Kiffin
2016 - Steve Sarkisian
|2 years 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).
|2 years 38 weeks ago||You know Skip Holtz was fired||
You know Skip Holtz was fired from USF already, right?
|2 years 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.
|2 years 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.
|2 years 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.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||UM - 36 OSU - 34 GO BLUE!||
UM - 36
OSU - 34
|2 years 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?
|2 years 40 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.
|2 years 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.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||Tressel in the replay||
Tressel in the replay booth???
|2 years 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.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Please God NO! Do not put||
Please God NO! Do not put fucking Christmas ornaments on our beloved Wolverines' heads!
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Or perhaps in this case, will||
Or perhaps in this case, will have known him.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Umm.. mods???||
|2 years 43 weeks ago||68 is not that old. It sure||
68 is not that old. It sure as hell is not dying time old.
|2 years 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.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Just for you, Sparty Kiss my||
Just for you, Sparty
Kiss my fat zit-riddled ass
Blue will win this time
|2 years 45 weeks ago||No, I'm not.||
No, I'm not.
|2 years 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.
|2 years 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.
|2 years 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.
|2 years 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.