“The player development is the main thing I like (about Michigan),” Williams said. “You can see that they develop their players. They get them in the gym and they work them hard. And their hard work pays off.”
|2 years 40 weeks ago||How is this trolling?||
How is this trolling?
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Big hitter, the Llama.||
Big, big hitter.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||huh.||
I swear I have seen them.
Blueberry muffin man myself, though.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||A boy can hope||
Now: likelihood that the Band actually gets to go?
Like two bowl trips in one year. Lucky bastards.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||Here I come to be not too terribly helpful.||
The field at Elbel is always a wiiiiide open space, but there will be nowhere to park until the band relinquishes control of the practice parking lot (at which point, they will happily point you into a parking spot, and at least the fees you pay will go to the band). Unfortunately, that does not generally happen until probably 9:30ish. You will have needed to get the pig roasting well before then.
Does that sound right, more recent Bandsmen?
At least at Elbel you will be close to the endeared No. 9 Burger joint, right?
|4 years 5 weeks ago||NBA.||
To the point that the call/nocall anomalies, dependent upon player, have affected the style of play and made for lazy players in the top league; players of great skill end up playing for the foul, not playing for the basket.
Sounds like soccer as well, actually. Thanks, Sterbende Schwan.
|4 years 15 weeks ago||Tim...||
just took over.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||Yes.||
Massive second to fried pickles. Spears, thank you, not chips - both are tasty, but spears maximize the pickle-y happiness.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Cannot complain.||
A twelve-buck endgrain cutting board. Friggin' thing is 18x24" and twelve pounds. TJs is a wonderful place with lots of garbage and a few real gems.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||Love it. That is the reason||
That is the reason to love baseball. Hearing that our heroes are gearing up down south is always good news to the rest of us freezing our asses off up here. I get as anxious as the next guy through relatively meaningless June games, but baseball is always exciting in February, March and April.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||The next meme to come||
Two snarling wolves.
Get to it, 'shoppers.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||Uuuugh.||
Yeah. Exhausting just by sheer volume of work performed. I remember almost falling asleep at Taco Bell after finishing.
Obviously glad I didn't.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||For one without fifteen minutes to dig through Scout...||
how many 5* and 4* were even available from MI? Detroit produces its fair share of talent - are we losing to out of state schools for in-state talent as well?
|4 years 38 weeks ago||And now we wait||
for Johnny at RBUAS to declare a new bringer of light.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||Yeah,||
but butter cheese crust, man...
|4 years 40 weeks ago||Dude.||
Keep it that way. Don't post on this.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||Simple reason:||
Nobody outside of Salt Lake is going to recognise Kyle Whittingham, regardless of how well they did last year.
Mangino might be good for a chuckle, though. Or am I just thinking of Orson's interpretation of him?
|4 years 40 weeks ago||Yes please!||
Offer him pudding.
|4 years 41 weeks ago||Wow.||
Much has changed since I visited Kinnick for the Rivas rugby-punt disaster train in, what, '05?
I distinctly remember wood being a significant contributor to the construction of at least part of the bleachers. Am I all wet on this? Does anyone else remember the Kinnick of yesteryear?
Looks downright nice now. Well played, Cornmen.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||It has been a while...||
Who is conducting Hockey Band anymore? Does Boerma know a little more about hockey than football (hopefully)?
|4 years 42 weeks ago||First option, plzkthx||
No Carlos No Carlos No Carlos Keep Him In DH
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Yes, but...||
I have even less confidence in the offense, then the defense, getting several plays right in OT. We know now that it stopped raining before OT, but that is not a given. It is the rain.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||Aaaaand||
it is Rio.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||Totals:||
Four, count 'em four sacks this year.
Are we too young/small/whatever to start rolling this number up? Small is out - Roh is the smallest at 238. Leader VanBergen is 271. Most men on the line are between 260-280.
'splaination? Is Greg Robinson not blitzing as much as I seem to remember in those halcyon days of yore? What do we do to create better opportunities to get to the quarterback?
|4 years 43 weeks ago||Shame on me for saying||
but that is not an attractive arrangement. Such a fine fellow could have worked out a much better looking paint job for his $13M taxi.
Something just looks goofy, does it not?
|4 years 43 weeks ago||The team. The team. The team.||
I get chills every time I hear Schembechler say it.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||Thank you.||
Not a headline diary.
|4 years 44 weeks ago||Hot damn.||
Welcome to South Africa.
|4 years 44 weeks ago||I am thinking...||
|4 years 44 weeks ago||...||
oh. Yeah, you're right.
|4 years 44 weeks ago||Hey hey...||
Some of us around here still enjoy DMB - it is just that we treat it like the dirty little secret that it is, and happily restrain ourselves until we climb into our cars and close all the windows.
I still expect 100% more AC/DC around football, though.
|4 years 45 weeks ago||Strong work, Jeremy.||
Band still needs to go back into the northeast corner, though.
|4 years 45 weeks ago||Nay.||
Bringing the level of understanding up for everyone here so that maybe we may someday all truly understand the full glory of UFR and not just scroll down to Chart.
|4 years 45 weeks ago||November will not be your problem.||
You will already be dressed for cold. I was always most shocked by that quick drop in temperature in the end of September and early October, about the time the leaves change.
I am more interested in what we will do to combat the shadows themselves, really. I could see some Yankee Stadium lights on the pressboxes - low profile, inobtrusive, hopefully doesn't make the Stadium look like the field at Pioneer (like those drive-in carts that they used to truck in).
|4 years 45 weeks ago||Fantastic||
that we can refer to your prediction as merely homerish.
Two weeks ago anyone on this board would have called you a lunatic. eee the giddyness that comes from sweet, sweet wins.
|4 years 46 weeks ago||It should, yes.||
But remember, the average guy on the street gets his news from the Freep. I cannot tell you how many times I have had to explain the term "noncountable hours" to my friends and coworkers in the past two weeks. I am sure we all have lived the same experience.
Now, the explaination for noncountable hours I lifted straight from these pages, which lifted its explaination straight from the NCAA's pages, and for that I am grateful to the community here and to Brian. Cheers, and come ask me for your pint of reward when you see me in the back corner of Ashley's.
|4 years 46 weeks ago||FALSE.||
As an engineer who has an FMEA team meeting to lead in about an hour, let me be the first to (noneg) curse you for bringing an FMEA joke to MGoBlog.
Good day sir.
|4 years 47 weeks ago||Better than wrapping.||
Not good enough for gameday.
Details under the arm just do not generally come out as nice as uniform designers think they will when looking at their computer screens. Stretch fabrics have helped this to some extent (in that there is rarely a handful of loose material just hanging there in the armpit any more), but I'll be darned if I won't think that yellow features under the arm will come off as being sweat stains.
That said, I have some soccer shirts from European teams that carry the three stripes down the shoulders, and those do not shock and frighten me. I am not advocating this for Michigan gear, o all-seeing M-Den overlords... The point is that adidas can be very creative in placing their brandmark, since it can simply be a design element. Good call on their part for having simple stripes as a trademark.
|4 years 48 weeks ago||eh.||
Vernors is the only reason I had any voice whatsoever after the 2004 Ohio State game. I think of it more as a tasty, tasty medication than an actual beverage, per se.
Just don't call it soda.
|4 years 48 weeks ago||Simply enough,||
Pizza House Pizza House Pizza House.
They never run out of seating now that the most recent renovation is done, the pizza is yummy, the beer is cold, and you can sit there till 4 in the morning if your liver can take it.
|4 years 48 weeks ago||As a former bandsman,||
show up for stepshow.
Do not show up for morning rehearsal - it will be dull as sand for anyone not formerly in the band or a parent of one in the band. Unless you really want to witness the full decibelic fury of the MMB from close proximity, which I suppose is something everyonse should do once. Go to the concert in Hill for that, anyways.
|4 years 49 weeks ago||There is a difference||
The Ohio Highway Patrol is a totally different animal. I remember watching one OHP officer clip a drunken OSU student as he ran past... just got this satisfied smirk on his face as the kid planted his face in the grass.
Kid was too drunk to care. Just a golden moment.
|4 years 49 weeks ago||Anyone? Anyone?||
Does Hillel still run the Kosher dog cart?
That was always a solid lunch.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||I would be so excited||
the first time I got to poke someone between the shoulders.
|4 years 51 weeks ago||Good to see the thought||
but it sounds like we will all be wearing 6XLs to fit all that action on a tshirt.
Looking forward to seeing naked moustache guy brought back for another go at a MGoDesignContest.
|4 years 51 weeks ago||Exactly.||
The reason USC-UCLA works (and it really does work) is that UCLA has those powder blues - way more contrast than our navy against red (OSU or Wisky), green (MSU), burgundy (UMinn)... virtually anything in the Big10.
|4 years 51 weeks ago||Man oh man.||
I go to Mexico for a week, a damn week, and you guys vote down the volleyball whites.
It's like I don't even know you anymore.
|4 years 51 weeks ago||Where else could they have||
Where else could they have it? Do we think that UConn feels so weak as to agree to a home and neutral?
Yankee Stadium has shown itself as a venue, albeit unlikely. No chance that the Meadowlands would fill for a middling BigEast team, regardless of opponent (Ryan Field does not fill when Michigan comes to town). I am not so familiar with the area - are there other reasonable venues?
|5 years 6 days ago||By our powers combined||
So who got screwed into being "heart"?
|5 years 6 days ago||I are genius.||
Yes, Hiller, mea culpa. Good call, phil.
I still cannot imagine that he is that bad, though, considering that the Illinois pass D was middle-of-the-pack amongst the Big Televen. Not bad, per se.
I think Michigan Arrogance might have hit the point more squarely, though, that he has lost his favorite three WR since last year. Eating words has never given me indigestion.
|5 years 6 days ago||But #2 M jerseys will always||
Strong confirm. But there is a limit on this, insamuch as Woodson never wore adidas. Calling a #2 adidas road jersey a "Woodson model" seems odd. Not that I would personally advocate buying one of the adidas road jerseys anyways.
|5 years 6 days ago||Dig the optimism,||
but do we have something to worry about with young safeties going up against a 3000-yard passer in the first game?
Miller had six 300-yard games last season, one of which was a victory over Illinois...
|5 years 1 week ago||Oh, man...||
do we ever need some freaking football.
Can someone liveblog the Band workouts in August, just to have something pertinent?
|5 years 2 weeks ago||Even better||
was that they did not forget to add that the $20 overdraft fee was forgiven.
Yeah, the BBC came across some lame guy that got hit when he got a pack of smokes... he tried to make some point that now he is really careful about his spending habits, like the mis-charge came as a result of his failure to follow a budget.
|5 years 2 weeks ago||Anyone in San Antonio in 2005 will agree||
the further from "Goooo Biiiig Reeeeed" (GO BIG RED) we can get, the better.
Anyways, we must be true to Maize, which anyone will tell you is a bold and arrogant shade of yellow.
|5 years 2 weeks ago||It is cool stuff like this||
and the interaction with the programming community that makes me sad that all the further I got with programming was 101 and then I fell into ChemE.
Cocktails on an epic scale.
|5 years 5 weeks ago||By far||
the least offensive in a decade, so long as they bury those fluorescent yellows deep, deep in the back of the closet. Also, no blackout, alright? I do not care if ten thousand 15-year-olds are going to think that it is awesome.
The feathers are actually intriguing. Half feathered wing, half laurel wreath: they are already declaring themselves emperors of the Pac-10. I can dig that kind of statement.
As for the "carbon fiber" helmet: that kind of texture just does not translate visually, even in HD. Yes, this from a guy whose team made a big flaming deal about a design element on the inside of their jerseys...
|5 years 5 weeks ago||The Joe is the same color as its parking garages.||
My only worry with a new stadium is that it would be the Palace in downtown Detroit: nice, but not a great deal of character. The Palace is a stumpy Pringles can in a field.
Maybe it is just too many years at Yost speaking, but hockey needs a little different environment. Olympia would be amazing to see again. Obviously, Ilitch still owns the name.
Finally: yeah, tax money would still be spent in this pursuit. $115M of the $300M that CoPa required was funded with public dollars... I would have a hard time imagining that a hockey club could independently sign that bill.
|5 years 11 weeks ago||I am sure||
I am not the only one who gets shivers down my spine when the name Dick Hack is uttered.
/low hanging joke fruit
|5 years 17 weeks ago||I still wear my Woodson...||
Blue. I actually liked the Nike whites before the switch, then adidas put the yellow apron straps on and... oh well.
I have faith in adidas, but it always seemed to me that Nike always followed more of a "less is more" philosophy which meshed nicely with a more traditional jersey design. Actually, let me rebut myself. Different colored shoulders, NikePox, whatever that tribal tatoo design was... well, Nike does better when well reigned in by the powers that be.
This non sequitur now finished, I would follow exmtroj and get the nice replica with tackle twill rather than the cheaper screened version. Blue, though, of course.
|5 years 17 weeks ago||Shots...||
Granted, Corey, their defense may have looked solid. I did not see all of the game, so this is me floating an idea out there, but 44 shots seems like a lot for a defense to allow. M has averaged 33.4 per game this season.
Might we just be agreeing that the "quality" of shots was low, and easily seen/stopped?
|5 years 17 weeks ago||Yikes.||
I was half expecting kittens all weekend long.
The ESPN article makes some waves about the lack of drafted players on Air Force. Am I correct in assuming that they are also bound to the two years military service? Are NHL teams particularly averse to waiting for service academy players, especially given the list of relatively unencumbered talent from juniors?
|5 years 23 weeks ago||Dig it, Tater. Commandment||
Dig it, Tater.
Commandment number one is indeed Thou Shalt Yell And Cheer For Thy Team, else why are you there? Michigan football is second to none, but if you are trying to talk up a customer for more business for your tool and die shop, I can think of far better environments. Anyways, this got kinda off topic already...
I think you are closer to the truth here:
"I guess a major part of it was that Bo's teams might have been nice guys off the field, but were mean sons of bitches on the field."
People are frightened to play Michigan because three out of four that do will lose. Most good teams will use a tough environment as motivation, so unless the noise is drowning out audibles... well, I do not see it affecting gameplay in such drastic ways. Maybe if the AD would move the band back behind the opposing bench again - we used to damn near pick fights from the Trumpet section. Of course they are empty promises, but then I know their players are not thinking about football.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Nice.||
I like the Harbaugh sleeves... it is just that they look so strange when applied to the short linesman sleeves. Still a lot better than most anything else. Any reason for the yellow three-stripe mark? I doubt adidas would let their beloved logo fade for lack of contrast like that.
As for your design, I dig it. No M on the shoulders, though - that is where the roses go.