"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
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|4 years 34 weeks ago||I always enjoyed the NYPD chicken ziti rolls...||
with lots and lots of ranch and marinara. That was my go to late night drunk food on campus.
|4 years 45 weeks ago||Very excited for work tomorrow||
So i can listen to this podcast. I've been a big fan of Rich Eisen's podcasts lately because he gets some very entertaining guests. Charles Barkley and Adam Corolla were great recently. Stoked for Hoke!
|4 years 46 weeks ago||Hopefully he's meeting with Patterson||
Hopefully he's meeting with Patterson
|4 years 46 weeks ago||What would make me mad||
What would make me mad is if Michigan doesn't at least have conversations with Mullen, Patterson, etc. Especially after Patterson's comments in the media, he at the very least didnt seem opposed to the idea of a conversation about the Michigan HC job. That would make me very frustrated as a fan if Michigan didn't at least try to talk to him and settled on Miles or Hoke only because they've overtly expressed interest in the past.
|4 years 51 weeks ago||Pick 6 nice||
dont have to watch this game anymore
|4 years 52 weeks ago||First time seeing this starting 5 together...||
And I have to say that I kind of like what I'm seeing. I think they have some nice young pieces and players that could fit together pretty well. I like the backcourt with Hardaway Jr and Morris and Novak is certainly not spectacular but he doesnt kill you (kind of like a poor poor man's JJ Redik). Up front theyve been getting killed on the boards so they obviously need some size but I like Morgan, he actually looks like a power forward which it seems like it's been a while since Michigan has had that.
|6 years 37 weeks ago||Is there a precedent for this?||
Granted I'm not the most avid college hoops regular season follower, but is there a precedent for teams scheduling games AFTER their conference tournament?
I thought the point of the conference tournament was that it was the conclusion of the regular season and the final chance for teams to try to get a bid to the tourney. I think it's pretty bush league for St. Mary's to schedule some wack crappy ass opponent who Patty Mills can obviously light up to try to enhance their resume when they just got obliterated by an actual good team in Gonzaga.
|6 years 39 weeks ago||That's a shame...||
Bourbon is usually my whiskey of choise and I've always enjoyed Maker's Mark. Can anyone suggest a comparably priced Bourbon in a similar (or slightly higher) price range that they would recommend in lieu? Thanks.
|6 years 40 weeks ago||RE: Darkness||
I don't think that should factor into any argument for or against the advent of night games. I've been to a ton of 3:30 kickoffs, and every time the game ends is like 630-7 and its pitch dark out anyways. I think the fact that U of M and the big house are actual in a decent sized city, with lots of residential area in very close proximity, and the disturbance it could potentially cause would be a reason against night games in addition with the whole tradition thing. I think it also ties into a discussion I mentioned about the noise factor in the Big House is that the older/family oriented atmosphere conflicts with the idea of a night game.
I personally would love to see a night game, I think it would be a really hyped up atmosphere and would be a great time.
|6 years 40 weeks ago||Penn State '05...||
It was absolute bedlam after Henne to Manningham walk off touchdown. One of the loudest times I can recall.
I really wish there was a way to amplify noise in the stadium. I wouldn't be opposed at all to some PA noise piped in but only if it's in the context of Go Blue chants or just general 'get the eff up off your ass it's third and long and yell as loud as humanly possible.'
Unfortunately I think one of the consequences of having such a long historic tradition and a huge base of successful alumni is that you're going to have tens of thousands of fans that fall into the category of being older and family oriented and simply won't contribute to the noise factor in the stadium. Can anyone with experience going to stadiums like in Eugene comment on this? Is it just that some other notoriously loud stadiums have a different fan base more composed of younger (and drunker) fans as opposed to Michigan which is skewed older and more family oriented?
|6 years 40 weeks ago||More on Lee||
The thing that bothers me about Lee most is that he absolutely flat out refuses to shoot the ball and basically lets opposing teams play Michigan 5 on 4 when Michigan is on offense with Lee on the floor. It's not like Lee is a great distributor either as his assist to TO ratio is right around 1:1. He's a solid ball handler and plays good D, but I'd much rather see LLP being developed in addition to him being an actual threat to, you know, shoot the ball.
|6 years 41 weeks ago||CJ Lee...||
I have a handful of qualms with Beilein's coaching, but honestly sitting Harris with 2 fouls in the first half doesn't bother me too much. It bothers me more that the actual rule is to only allow players 5 fouls which seems ridiculous to me, but in these confines I'm OK with sitting a player with 2 fouls in the first half (though if it's a due or die playoff tournament game or something I think you have to let them play with 2 fouls).
Can someone explain to me why CJ Lee plays 30+ minutes a game when he absolutely flat our refuses to shoot the ball? I watched him live at U Conn and it seemed like he was on the floor for almost 40 minutes and I think he ended the game with like 2 points on 2 shot attempts. It's not like his stellar 1:1 assist to turnover ratio is keeping him on the floor. I'd like to see Lucas-Perry play a bit more, because he's a freshmen who could have a future with this team while Lee, a senior, clearly does not.
|6 years 42 weeks ago||I think it's pretty dumb and unfortunate||
I think it's pretty silly and unfortunate that Phelps got suspended. Athletes should be suspended from competition for taking illegal substances and performance enhancers that make them better swimmers, not substances that make them worse athletes like pot.
There was just a poll on ESPN that asked if people thought less of Michael Phelps because of the incident, and the overwhelming majority, over 75% of responders said no. Yes it was a dumb move because he could potentially cost him endorsement money, but this is just such a non story for a kid just outta college in his early-mid twenties. To me, the more foolish move on Phelps' part than just getting high is that he allowed himself to be in a situation where he got pictured getting messed up, because it would have been nearly as bad (just as bad in my opinion) if he was pictured pounding booze and making an ass out of himself otherwise. That's simply lack of judgement and foresight from a superstar celebrity athlete.
|6 years 51 weeks ago||Suggestion - Mobile Browsing?||
I think the current version of the site runs great.
I honestly don't know how much effort it would take to do so, but it would be nice if there was a mobile version of this site available for people using Blackberry's, PDAs, smartphones, etc. Maybe just like a stripped down version with just the primary posts and content available would be cool I would think.
|7 years 1 week ago||Unbelievable||
I was at the game and let me say this it was just awesome, and in some tiny part took the sting off the difficult football season. The crowd was definitely favoring Michigan, we had your Victors chants, a few Go........Blue.........Go.........Blue chants. For a game where I was just happy to see Michigan keep it close and be within 6 at halftime, it was surreal to see Michigan pull it out. They were getting absolutely destroyed on the boards all throughout the game, but they kept making enough plays here and there to pull it out. Neither team played particularly well and I wasn't that impressed with UCLA (Jrue Holliday is gonna be a very good though).
The emotion when Stu Douglass hits that three was unbelievable. Coming off a screen when he put the shot up I was screaming "Nooo...WTF are you doing!" and then it goes in and Michigan has the lead with a couple of minutes left. Watching Duke before Michigan I wasn't overly impressed with Duke (I sort of lost interest in the middle of the 2nd half when Duke was up by 8 or so, then I turned around and they were up 25), but I would say Duke is definitely a better team than UCLA after watching both. If Michigan can try and improve it's rebounding and not get killed on the glass, they'll have a shot against Duke.
PS. There were 4 UCLA cheerleaders at the game (none from Michigan), and they were ridiculously hot.
|7 years 1 week ago||Same boat...||
wow...first post ever is a double post...awesome.
|7 years 1 week ago||Same boat...||
I'm in the same boat, and I'd be curious to know if there was a way for alumni to get preferential treatment for tickets. I graduated in spring '07 and went back for games each of the last two seasons.
For the OSU game in '07 I was fortunate to have a friend still a student who sold me their tickets. For the MSU game this year, I was actually really surprised at how easy it was to just walk up to the stadium and buy a ticket from a random seller right before kickoff. Got a ticket for $50 bucks, unfortunately it was in the MSU section. I ended up leaving that area in the 1st quarter, getting a couple tickets from a couple of underclassmen leaving the game in the 1st quarter (who were surprisingly very willing to just give me their tickets as they talked on their blackberries while leaving the big house 10 minuts into the game), and watching the game from there.