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|1 year 44 weeks ago||Checking in, this is a very||
Checking in, this is a very important day- all hail the alphabet man.
Between him and Barry, it was a great time to be a youngster playing backyard football in the state of Michigan.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||Best worst experience of my||
Best worst experience of my life. I think the sun even shined for a brief second but I remember rain, sleet, and snow throughout the game.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||1995 vs. Purdue. 5-0||
1995 vs. Purdue.
5-0 Michigan win with a field goal and a safety. I remember very little of actual gameplay with the exception of how sloppy it looked. The weather did everything that day and it showed on the field (how I remember it).
The parts I remember most are the Rocket Men guys with Gatorade coolers on their back filled with hot chocolate and little guns to fill cups with. I remember being able to get to the railing, had to be somewere between the 10 and 30...don't remember which end zone but a friend and I were straight up giving Purdue Pete the business. One of my best memories with my Dad and we still talk about how crappy the weather was that day.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||'tis not, but Lakefront||
'tis not, but Lakefront Brewery Tour (Depending on your tour guide) will have you sing along with the song while waving at the bottles going down the line.
MKE Brewery tour is an unreal bang for the buck. $10 per and all the free half-pours you can drink in like an hour time. Pay for the tour, skip said tour and mill around and drink with like-minded geniuses. Then walk across the street and get Gyro Palace for lunch.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||I love Sobelmans, definitely||
I love Sobelmans, definitely park on the street to avoid the (ahem) parking lot situation.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Major Goolsby's?||
|2 years 27 weeks ago||I will be at the game on||
I will be at the game on Thursday (woohoo) but I can also recommend a few spots for people.
Any MKE Brewery fans will enjoy Milwaukee Ale House on at Water and Buffalo, they have only Milwaukee Brewing Co. products on tap. Decent food and fun place to watch games if you can get a pub table. Great beer obviously.
Steny's on 2nd in Walker's Point is good atmosphere for games, was there for Michigans win at the Bres this year. Loud, decent beer prices.
Kinda divey option- Brat House on Old World 3rd, just south of Highland. Giant pretzels, cheese soup...never been for basketball but I've been for Team USA games in past and enjoyed myself.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||This is definitely a better||
This is definitely a better way of saying it, I appreciate the clarification. As I said, I just think it's dangerous to make assumptions on the character of a teenager based on school choice and I think you agree with me there.
State has put some defensive linemen in good positions to be drafted and play (as has Michigan; Branch, Martin, Graham, etc.) and the current state of MSU's program is more than enough of a selling point I'd think for a defensive player to choose them independent of any other factors. Recruits have said though, 'it's Michigan' so I have no doubts this perception will slide back in favor of UofM.
Can't win them all, just hope for Michigan to win the next H2H.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||I think the stance you take||
I think the stance you take in that second paragraph is a really arrogant and borderline offensive way of looking at/explaining things. To say those things don't matter because he chose another school is ridiculous.
This assumption that choosing State or OSU over Michigan is because he doesn't want to grow into an upstanding young man is absurd, and it is absolutely why UofM's fanbase gets panned. MSU and OSU turn 17 year olds into men the same way as Michigan does, academics argument be damned.
|3 years 8 weeks ago||Okay, late to the party but||
Okay, late to the party but this is a pet peeve of mine and wanted to voice it.
Anytime someone cites "but but he has more errors!" and fails to take range into account, that person is ignoring the fact that he is defensively swallowing up a higher percentages of balls put in play that would effectively be seeing eye singles.
I will take a slight uptick in errors all day for a SS who controls anything from Miggy's left shoulder to second, and still can range out into the grass and make the throw to first. For every error he makes in a Tigers uniform, you are looking at 10 balls that get past Jhonny (and I love Jhonny).
|3 years 14 weeks ago||I believe Sam Webb just||
I believe Sam Webb just pulled a Corso on twitter and said the WR # is still at 3.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||I can't stand Bayern and I||
I can't stand Bayern and I have a buddy who we'll all be watching with who is a huge BVB fan.
That said, I'm pulling for Bayern.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||German beer and cuisine for||
German beer and cuisine for the CL final tomorrow, and (hopefully) a Wings win in the evening. CANT WAIT </bartscott>
|3 years 18 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Love the interview BTW Heiko.||
Love the interview BTW Heiko. Awesome work.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||THIS||
"Apart from what anyone thinks of Dan Dakich as a commentator, he knows basketball."
Such an important distinction to make- I got really fed up with him doing Michigan games this season, but the fact remains that the guy know his stuff. Even though he suffers from color-analyst syndrome at times, his huge compliment of the coaching staff is really, really something, even if they didn't need any further validation.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||I disagree.||
I don't think it's a dig, I think it's simply a handy measuring stick from a Michigan perspective.
People have seen Blake play and "Alex is a better player" just gives you a sense of where is skillset is at as a prospect.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||Couldn't find yesterdays, but...||
Wouldn't mind seeing this every 2-3 days. Strut it out pal, strut it out.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||Agreed. Super flat and lost||
Agreed. Super flat and lost every battle in the 2nd but first playoff game for a bunch...Andersson, Brunner, Deykeyser, Smith. I'd expect game two to play out a bit more even, playoff hockey tends to swallow up newcomers. Ducks have a pretty experienced squad and it showed, especially on the PP unit.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||I think you're right. Wings||
I think you're right. Wings made offer of 6 or 7MM for one year, and I believe he signed for like 8-9MM with Pittsburgh.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||You see that Dan? That's a||
You see that Dan? That's a stop-sign for trolling on national broadcasts.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|3 years 21 weeks ago||You down with JBB?||
You down with JBB?
|3 years 22 weeks ago||I like him||
Doesn't have that "oh shit!" look on his face that a lot of big guys have with the ball on the floor. He can pop a 15-foot turn-around, but no otherreal-deal post moves that I can see- which is no big deal because he's 16-17 and plays against 6'4" types.
You can teach some post moves and footwork to a kid, but you can't teach 7'. I'm a believer.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Just to clarify...||
...you do mean as a slot WR playing with Megatron and not actually throwing to hi in lieu of Matthew Stafford, correct? If so, yeah, that'd be fun to watch.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Valid point, but in this case||
Valid point, but in this case i think a leader is fair. It's his 'hometown' school where his family can see him in every home game without a flight. He can visit his family on off days no problem. I don't think it's a stretch to say that the school he's been most comfortable with, and the coach he has the best coach-player relationship with to date is leading.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||I do agree about the quotes||
I do agree about the quotes bit, some of the things he has been saying indicate some degree of "over-the-moon"-ness.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||This will be my mantra for||
This will be my mantra for the next three hours.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||I'm not trying to be a jerk||
I'm not trying to be a jerk so apologies if that comes across, but I think most writers have Hand as a VT lead because VT actually is the team to beat in his recruitment. Hometown, Bud Foster and so on. Michigan is doing well to even be in the conversation but it's still VT in front.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Crean is just King of the||
Crean is just King of the Scumbags, isnt he?
Says a lot that his haircut isn't the worst thing about him.