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|1 day 1 hour ago||Didn't takeover just happen||
Didn't takeover just happen like five minutes ago? Patience.
|1 day 7 hours ago||All you do is double it up.||
All you do is double it up. Either do a show for the first time on the road and repeat at the next home game, or do it the other way around. It's not that big of a deal.
The bigger deal are the financials and the seating arrangements in opposing stadiums. Penn State is tricky because they won't seat a band on the field, so you have to decide early enough so they'll block off the tickets (which is why the MMB didn't end up going to State College in 2006, despite all the other arrangements being made). Plus, there's the fact that they won't pay to send the MMB to a patsy game, which is why the Evanston trip hasn't happened in many a decade.
The funny thing is back in the day, when travel wasn't easy, the MMB would do train trips to Minneapolis and Champaign, even New York City. Nowadays? Not so much. And even funnier is the fact that if previous years are precedent, about a hundred-plus MMB kids will go to the Northwestern game anyway...
Honestly, the stinginess when it comes to MMB travel just never makes sense to me. The last non-MSU/OSU/ND/Jerrahworld game the MMB traveled to was a pep band to Penn State in 2001, and the full band to Illinois in 2000. That's absurd to me.
|1 day 20 hours ago||My sister graduated the year||
My sister graduated the year the Xerox guy was the speaker. Biggest applause of an otherwise dull speech was when he revealed he helped invent spellcheck.
Then Bo got an honorary degree, went to the podium, and turned that guy into a footnote.
|2 days 3 hours ago||At least the Turnpike has||
At least the Turnpike has really nice rest stops, you know, in case you want to drop off some shit when you're just passing through.
|2 days 3 hours ago||It's like||
It's like this:
Ohio State, Michigan State, everyone. I hope everyone loses always. Except Michigan.
|2 days 3 hours ago||Fun fact: the baton (or,||
Fun fact: the baton (or, rather, mace) used by the MMB drum major was developed by an Ohio State band alum, who now manufactures and sells them. On the top of every mace, below the ball, is a small etching that reads (if memory serves) "Go Bucks Beat M" or something to that effect.
I know when you order one, you have to list your school affiliation and band director's name on the order form, so I assume he just did it for those he knew were going to Ann Arbor. But I can't say for sure.
|2 days 4 hours ago||Between these and the Iowa||
Between these and the Iowa player's Vine account, Vine could be my new favorite thing.
|3 days 9 hours ago||If there's anything we can||
If there's anything we can take from watching clip after clip of Keith Jackson overlooking the field as the team waits to come out of the tunnel, it's the magic that's been lost with the sheer volume of RAWK garbage now being piped over that glorious anticipatory moment. It's a shame.
|6 days 20 hours ago||Yep, it's one of Donald||
Yep, it's one of Donald Shepherd's many, many endowments to the University. I swear, the guy has his name on half the jobs and/or buildings on South Campus alone.
|1 week 8 hours ago||Just laughably bad.And, of||
Just laughably bad.
And, of course, ticket prices and seat license fees will go up again, too. In order to see this.
|1 week 10 hours ago||Horace Prettyman approves.||
Horace Prettyman approves.
|1 week 11 hours ago||DB: "I'm here to tell you||
DB: "I'm here to tell you that this notion of, being from time to time in some kind of alternate uniform, is here to stay in college football. You see it more and more across the platform."
What does this even mean? Are we talking about football here?
|1 week 11 hours ago||Prediction: No less than four||
Prediction: No less than four unique looks this year. Adidas has too much product to move not to foist something on us.
|1 week 12 hours ago||FYI, this is both not funny||
FYI, this is both not funny and NSFW.
|1 week 2 days ago||Huge kick in the nuts to us||
Huge kick in the nuts to us Chicago-based M folk who count on being able to catch a game in Evanston every year. Thanks, B1G.
|1 week 2 days ago||13 Jason Kapsner||
13 Jason Kapsner
|1 week 3 days ago||Can't wait for one of the||
Can't wait for one of the incoming DB's to get to wear James Whitley's vaunted #5. Guy will be picking up unnecessary penalties in no time, and he won't know why.
|1 week 4 days ago||If kids still want to sign on||
If kids still want to sign on the dotted line despite the sanctions, O'Brien and co. must be doing something right.
So, basically, good on them. I hope they find a way to rebuild their program.
|1 week 4 days ago||I can't stop laughing. This||
I can't stop laughing. This is amazing.
|1 week 5 days ago||Do NCAA rules mandate playing||
Do NCAA rules mandate playing for keeps?
|1 week 5 days ago||Slamball||
|1 week 6 days ago||Fact: The Athletic Department||
Fact: The Athletic Department pays out-of-state tuition for every student-athlete, no matter where their permanent residence is.
|2 weeks 11 hours ago||Thanks, I needed a laugh this||
Thanks, I needed a laugh this morning.
|2 weeks 11 hours ago||Is my memory going bad, or||
Is my memory going bad, or did Taylor reprise the Webber timeout in the tournament in like '96?
|2 weeks 12 hours ago||Those Jalen quotes came from||
Those Jalen quotes came from a Detroit News story published yesterday.
|2 weeks 12 hours ago||Yep. Bullock was doing it||
Yep. Bullock was doing it while the investigation was going on. He was blowing right past the signs hung in the locker room with Ed Martin's picture on them and the caption "DO NOT ASSOCIATE WITH THIS MAN." And he even came from an affluent family to begin with, if memory serves.
Not from Detroit, no previous connections to Ed Martin, still collects a five-figure paycheck.
Guy may have had the sweetest jump shot I've ever seen, but talk about dumb...
|2 weeks 1 day ago||This just seems... Wrong. But||
This just seems... Wrong. But if this is how it's going to be, well, whatever.
All I know is college hockey is a Friday/Saturday game. Not Thursday/Sunday/Monday.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Chris Webber took money as a||
Chris Webber took money as a kid, and continued taking it after he was legally an adult. And as an adult, he perjured himself in front of a federal grand jury to cover it up.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Fun fact: According to Sports||
Fun fact: According to Sports Illustrated, as of last year, the working title of said book was "The Black Forrest Gump."
I wish I was kidding.
Long story short, the sun will come up tomorrow, and it will look and feel just like the last ten years. Anybody expecting some kind of massive overnight sea change is probably kidding themselves.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I grew up going to Lou's||
I grew up going to Lou's short-lived toy store, and our family has since gotten to know him better through the alumni club. I'll wholeheartedly second your sentiments.
True Blue guy, and an even truer gentleman.