Mike Lantry, 1972
- Member for
- 3 years 18 weeks
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Spoken like a true Seaholm||
Spoken like a true Seaholm grad!
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Of course||
Of course he can recruit, he's been the school's Director of Admissions for years. He recruits 200 8th graders every year and convinces their parents to pay $11k in tuition, when the alternatives are excellent public schools in Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills that cost nothing. I will grant you, the job just got a little tougher when you lose an icon like Al Fracassa.
- sincerely, tired of whiny public school alumni
|5 weeks 3 days ago||And a couple others||
All-American Brad Cochran
Fracassa was definitely a Spartan, but he didn't steer his players there, at least later in his career.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Ross Ryan||
Best form tackle by a punter ever:
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Lighten up||
This is hilarious. You can't really take the Lions seriously, can you? I may even buy a ticket package now. It'll be fun now whether they win or lose!
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Wouldn't piss me off||
Hiring Tress wouldn't piss me off at all, in fact I'd find it highly entertaining - more fun than the Caldwell hire, that's for sure.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Yes, absolutely.||
And frankly it gives me more confidence in Brady Hoke.
Might just upgrade the season tickets this year!
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Tom Brady||
1. Must retire at some point, why not now?
2. Does not need the money - not even the breadwinner in his household!
3. Let's face it, he's already an OC
4. Loves his alma mater
|8 weeks 3 days ago||About the BCS||
I think it's a big mistake going to the playoff format, and it'll be a bigger mistake if the playoff field is expanded. It doesn't end the debate about who should be in the national championship game, it just changes it to who should be in the semifinal games. And if the field expands and the season gets longer, why don't we just start paying the players and call it minor league football? I am convinced that as a result of our society's desperate desire to have an undisputed champion, we're going to kill the uniquely appealing aspect of intercollegiate football that is amateurism.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Not meaningful anyway||
I wanted to fight some of those aholes that night too. If I was Taylor Lewan I might have.
But what difference does it make? Other than his pro career, and I wish him the best obviously, he's got one more fairly meaningless game in a Michigan uniform.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Winters||
Getting the Department in the black again had at least as much, if not more, to do with Jason Winters, a turnaround guy from AlixPartners who joined the Department as CFO a few months before Martin did in 2000. The first budget surplus was in 2001-2.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Wrong||
What was "weird" about the blog post? It's a blog in support of a head coach, and encouraging fans to be patient and support the team. And do you honestly think it was in response to a single tweet? Or maybe more accurately it was in response to the thousands of posts here and elsewhere, and endless media speculation, about the future of Brady Hoke? Probably best to just let that fester, huh? IMO, it was exactly the right thing to do, and gives me hope that we WILL hold people (read Borges, Funk) accountable after the season is over.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||I don't hate Brandon||
All in all, he's doing a great job supporting and promoting the long-established values at the University of Michigan - winning with integrity, including academic integrity. He is a major improvement over our previous AD (did BM ever write a blog in support of our recruiting efforts?).
I do not agree with everything that Brandon has done, as I consider myself more conservative and a traditionalist, but there's no doubt in my mind he's the right guy for the job. If you don't agree, who would you replace him with, and why?
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Rich Rod||
was criticized for a lot of things, but I don't recall his manner of speech being among them. In fact he is many times more articulate than Brady Hoke, not that it matters much.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Arizona's still 7-4||
and 4th in their division. Sound familiar?
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Don't be ridiculous||
He made billions for his investors by managing people and making more good decisions than bad ones. Are you so self-centered that your definition of success is whether or not they made products you liked?
Whether he "practiced" or "played" for Bo, the point is that he knows a little more football than BM.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Truth||
He was known for how bad it was
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Way too harsh on Brandon||
You guys are being way too harsh on Brandon. The guy has been incredibly successful running large organizations, and there's no reason to think he won't be successful running the athletics department.
Exactly what failures are you referring to over the past three years? Replacing Rodriguez, which everyone wanted him to do? Finding a staff to turn the football team around in one year and win a Sugar Bowl? Rebuilding Crisler and Yost arenas? Going to the NCAA basketball championship game last year? Finishing 2013 with our highest standing in the Directors' Cup since 2007? Raking in another cool $100 million from Steve Ross?
Do I agree with all of his decisions? Of course not. Has he made some decisions he has probably regretted himself? I'm certain of it. Everybody makes mistakes.
We are very fortunate to have a guy who played football for Bo, and went on to be a successful CEO at two different large companies, leading our athletics program. He is a gigantic improvement over Martin, who knows nothing about football and has no idea how to manage people (and is an egomaniac to boot, which seems to go with the territory).
I am with you on coaching changes being needed. But nobody's going to talk about that in the middle of the season, and rightly so. It's too soon to give up on Hoke, especially with the recruiting success, but I think you can count on Brandon to counsel Hoke regarding the performance of his assistants, something Martin never would have been capable of doing.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Don't even talk to me after a loss||
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Seriously?||
On the off chance that Mr. Hand ever actually needs his engineering degree, he's 100x better off having it say "Michigan" than "Alabama", I don't care how nice and helpful everyone is at Alabama.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||Thought North Hall is being reconstructed||
The Daily article says, "Fitzgerald said plans for demolition and reconstruction of North Hall will be up for approval by the University's Board of Regents next month." Maybe I'm reading too much into the quote, but it sounds like they're going to build a new building for ROTC.
|29 weeks 13 hours ago||ADs||
OK, so Brandon's annoying. But Martin was too clueless to have forced Lloyd out.
|31 weeks 3 days ago||Row more important than section||
Regarding seat location, you'll be happier (and your girls will too) if you pay more attention to row number than section number. As you get lower in the stadium, the perspective changes and your girls might have a harder time seeing all the action on the field, and you'll be climbing up and down a lot of stairs every time they want food or need a potty break. Also, that early in the season can be extremely hot in the stadium, so you'll want to be able to take quick breaks outside.
I recommend the north endzone, because there are grassy areas just outside the section entrances where you can sit and cool off. I've been in section 36, row 69 for decades for these reasons. Row 69 is only one step down from the section entrance, so you can use that as a reference point as you consider your ticket location options.
|36 weeks 6 days ago||No sweat||
Fortunately even our golf course is better.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||Gannon Dudlar, Marc Milia||
And don't forget about long-snapper Sugar Bowl hero Jareth Glanda.
|46 weeks 1 day ago||What, no muppets?||
What, no muppets?
|46 weeks 5 days ago||Great job Trey||
Hate to see you go, man, but understandable. Best wishes, and don't forget your alma mater!
Regarding the rest of the group, I'm not really waiting on their NBA decisions. I consider them back until they say otherwise. Maybe naive on my part.
|47 weeks 3 days ago||Serious?||
I cannot abide that guy or his arrogance. Is there anyone more rude to callers than Matt Shepard? Once Jim Rome moved to WXYT, I removed WDFN completely from my presets.
|47 weeks 4 days ago||Nope||
Not sure why you'd want to listen to that DB, but from MGoBlue.com:
"Michigan cannot stream its broadcast of any NCAA Tournament games, but the NCAA provides a free audio feed of its radio network's broadcast."
I ran into this also while trying to find a streaming broadcast of the Tigers during a World Series game - none of the regular Tiger radio network stations were allowed to stream it, probably because someone had bought the rights and was doing it on a for-pay basis.
|47 weeks 5 days ago||I think they mean that's how||
I think they mean that's how he rolls