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|2 days 9 hours ago||It was Quebec or the Newfies||
Not us in Ontario.
|1 week 3 days ago||Trust me, it was 1972||
We did play UCLA in 1982 (and a second time in the Rose Bowl on January 1st, 1983) and it didn't work out nearly that well. Tom Ramsey was the QB on the 1982 UCLA team.
|1 week 4 days ago||Ernie stayed in Madison||
Per the terms of his probation agreement.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Attending my company's annual sales conference||
Which I dread. I support sales people but am not actually in sales myself.
Because of previous sales conferences I have missed the 2009 Delaware State, 2011 Iowa and 2012 Nebraska games. (The 2010 conference was during a bye week.)
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Bob Ufer died in 1981||
/resisting the urge to zombie Ufer jokes
|2 weeks 3 days ago||It's kind of a tradeoff||
My first name is "Michael." It's not so bad since I moved to Toronto, with its huge population of immigrants, but growing up there were always at least one other Mike in all of my classes and as many as five.
(Now I work with three other Mikes on the same team. Only one of us was actually born in Canada. One was born in the Philippines, another in Romania and I was born in Ann Arbor.)
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Ufer for Michigan games||
Jackson for anything else.
Normally I'm not a big fan of homers, but Ufer was both completely over the top and on my side. I strongly suspect I'd feel different about him had he done the play by play for Tennessee or Minnesota or Texas or (and I feel dirty even suggesting this) Ohio State.
Jackson, on the other hand, was a true professional and brought the same charm and enthusiasm to every game he covered no matter who was playing.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Exactly||
The Lions do not need another Titus Young.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Grind the weed||
Fit more in the bong/pipe/etc.
I think. Haven't smoked pot in a long time and never really tried to optimize it.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||“We have strict and clear standards"||
“We have strict and clear standards regarding these types of behaviors,” Chryst is quoted as saying in the article.
So what, no more than 5 bag of heroin?
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I think Mathieu is self-medicating||
In other words, pot is not the underlying issue. There's clearly something else going on with the guy, which makes me think he's a risky pick.
Not to say he shouldn't be drafted, but that I wouldn't want to pick him up too early.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Your odds of getting killed by a terrorist||
Are still dwarfed by the odds of getting killed driving to the stadium. My recommendation is to stay home and wrap yourself in bubble wrap, since the odds of getting killed in an accident in your house also far outweigh the odds of getting killed by a terrorist.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I'm about to do that myself||
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Because they're evil incarnate||
That's my standard answer for any question involving a cable company, anyway.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||A territory is pretty much the same in the US and Canada||
Michigan or Virginia is to Ontario as Guam is to Nunavut.
The government of a territory tends to be limited in terms of its influence on the nation as a whole, and is often appointed. Nunavut has a voting seat in the Canadian House of Commons and they elect their premier, but their chief executive is an appointed commissioner. Guam sends a non-voting delegate to the House and its citizens can't vote for President.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Nunavut is a territory||
It has a population slightly larger than a third of Ann Arbor's over an area larger than Alaska and Texas combined.
/Canadian stereotypes strike back
/Well, overly pedantic American living in Toronto does
|6 weeks 5 days ago||As a former resident of both Ann Arbor and Madison||
I call bullshit.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Him and Art Schlichter||
|7 weeks 6 days ago||UT's best chance is if they play by Canadian rules||
And we don't. I think Michigan would still win.
Ghana's best chance is if they play by FIFA rules.
|8 weeks 11 hours ago||Rogers has BTN already||
Bell does not. This is the only reason I've stuck with Rogers.
|8 weeks 15 hours ago||Hell yeah||
My cousin transferred this year from Arizona State to McGill. Montreal is great.
Academically both schools are a good fit. Athletically... not so much. Culturally, Montreal is a much bigger jump than Toronto.
|8 weeks 15 hours ago||Will never happen, but I'd selfishly love it||
I live within walking distance of the UT football field. Every winter they put up a big temporary dome in the middle of the field (I believe for golf). Fans walking along the street can see through the fence to the field. They do however occasionally cover up the fence.
It'd be great to see a Michigan game in Toronto, even if it was 73-0 in the second quarter.
Canada does produce the occasional NFL player like former Wolverine Tshimanga Biakabutuka (whose family moved to suburban Montreal from Zaire when he was 4).
|8 weeks 5 days ago||The most teams from one conference in the Final Four||
That I remember was three from the Big East in 1985. Two is pretty common.
Michigan in fact has been in the Final Four three times with another Big Ten team. We lost to Indiana in the championship game in 1976, beat Illinois in the semi-finals in 1989 and did not play Indiana in 1992.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||King's Island is a little closer||
It's north of Cincinnati off of I-71.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Population has to be a big factor||
There are just more people in the south than there are in the north. However, that doesn't hold for a direct comparison of Georgia to Michigan, which have nearly the same population size.
Could it be that many of the athletes that would be FBS athletes playing football in the south are instead playing basketball?
|10 weeks 3 days ago||George transferred from Purdue||
Link. He left Purdue after they fired the coach that recruited him and hired Fred Akers, whose offenses tended to feature the ground game.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||We're not used to that any more||
Bo had a bunch of assistants who later became head coaches (link), but our last two coaches have not done as well at this. I don't (cough cough) remember the name of the last coach (cough cough), but Lloyd Carr's staff just didn't produce as many head coaches as Bo's did. The only two I can think of (and I may be missing some) are Ron English and Mike DeBord.
Assuming that Hoke keeps hiring great assistant coaches, I think it's great.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||You do realize nearly all coaches do this, right?||
You can't find many coaches thse days who spent their entire career at one place. The only one that comes to my mind is Joe Paterno.
As others have pointed out, Brady Hoke coached at other schools, leaving Michigan to coach at Ball State. So did Gary Moeller, who left Michigan in the late seventies for Illinois before coming back.
|13 weeks 14 hours ago||Those first three championship teams||
I don't think would have won rings if they'd been playing against those Lakers and Celtics teams in their prime.
I think those last three championship teams would have. I don't know about three in a row, though.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Well, no||
They were pulled over in Tennessee.