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|5 weeks 15 hours ago||Phone||
Thankfully, I was able to refer to the MGoBlog app to fully appreciate this string. (Although from the context it was kinda obvious.) Now I can quit my job!!
|10 weeks 13 hours ago||Love Year 3||
In his model, in Year 3, Michigan plays all 9 of the other teams that made up the Big 10 (when there were actually 10)!
|14 weeks 2 days ago||The two are, afterall, mutually exclusive.||
|14 weeks 5 days ago||In clam juice, no less||
|15 weeks 14 hours ago||Get ready for some of that SEC medicine!||
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Likely N/A||
Surely not relevant this year but in the late 70s: Education 598 - Student Participation, basically getting a two credit "A" for being in a student organization; and Psychology 481 - Psychology of International Relations, taught by a true believer communist (please excuse the politics) who had each student say something about mainland China while sitting outside ingesting various substances, oh, and we graded ourselves.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||Ohio||
Matta should drop out if he doesn't win Ohio.
|26 weeks 12 hours ago||History of England||
While on the history theme, History of England (and its sister podcast History of Anglo Saxon England) is great. Just the right balance of history and humor as well as a great way to pick up some new slang (e.g. the correct way to use "the rough end of the pineapple").
|28 weeks 1 day ago||Color Palette||
The Ukraine needs to tweak their Maize but, otherwise, an outstanding effort.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||Ex||
I guess my ex-wife who now lives in Vegas has far more influence than I ever imagined!
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Official Visits||
It was striking (while not surprising) that most said their favorite experience had to do with taking their official visits, meeting coaches, travelling, etc. This puts me slightly (but only slightly) more at ease when notable recruits who cite Michigan as their favorite visit other schools.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||Charles (Chad) Fielding Cook||
Charles (Chad) Fielding Cook
|30 weeks 5 days ago||Detroit News||
And, I see that the Detroit News has also picked up the column - at least, they have in their on-line edition.
Nonetheless, as always, F the Freep!
|31 weeks 1 day ago||1973 Triumph Spitfire Mark IV||
A little cold driving it in a Michigan January but it couldn't be beat with the top down on a beautiful summer day! Sadly, mine wasn't British Racing Green but you get the idea.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||Cool Story Bro||
Met him at my daughter's parent teacher elementary school conference when he played for the Lions. Word was out that his daughter was in the class and it was the first such conference with 100% participation from dads. Needless to say, this was before the night of the interceptions.
|37 weeks 1 day ago||Voted!||
By computer and phone. JP up by approx. 750!
|39 weeks 1 day ago||Wedding!||
That was the first game I missed since my freshman year in 1977 . . . due to my wedding to a fellow Wolverine!' She sadly insisted on the timing for too many reasons to list here. I had the tickets in my tuxedo pocket just in case things went south. Needless to say, the marriage was doomed from the start and ended a few years thereafter.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||And . . .||
Minnesota in 1977 and Purdue in 1979. The above post did, afterall, reference the last 50 years and I remember those two games as being particluarly painful.
|46 weeks 1 day ago||Woody Pontiac||
Maybe not one of the "best" but certainly nostalgic for those of us who watched Michigan Replay in the 80s.
|50 weeks 1 day ago||The Knowlege||
MGrowOld appears to be channeling The Knowledge and reporting on the future from the future.
|50 weeks 6 days ago||No||
I'm still adjusting to kickoffs at times other than 1:00.
Hey! Is that someone on my lawn?? Excuse me, I have to go!!
|1 year 11 hours ago||Thanks - Great Analysis||
I too am in the crowd who took Navarre to task for the team's performance. After being a student during Leach's career and the success of the following years I innocently thought that during the Navarre years I was seeing the low point of Michigan football. One thing I recall as standing out about Navarre was how many of his passes were batted down at the line. Maybe I was just not very observant , but I didn't recall seeing this much, if ever, before and Navarre had what seemed like a couple/few every game.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Shit Band||
In the later 70s, there was also the "Shit Band." A small group of band members would go from section to section wearing their foul weather gear on even the sunniest days. They would play a few notes in the direction of a part of the student section who would respond in unison with a resounding "SHIT"! Da Da, Da Da, Da DA! . . . SHIT! This would go back and forth three or four times and the band would move on to another section. As noted above, there was much drinking, smoking and everything else going on in the student section at the time, but I really do think this happened.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Not anymore||
There were games scheduled but Alabama backed out.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Robinson||
I had season basketball tickets in the late 80s and early 90s. The drama of changing head coaches just before the tournament followed by a national championship was one for the record books. Bo giving pep talks to the team during the tournament and Rumeal's clutch free throws won it all for us.
That said, Denard.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Mustard?||
Maybe the traditional is not so much orange as it is a mustard yellow. Regardless, certainly not neon.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Thanks!||
Also just subscribed. Thanks for the info OP!
|1 year 6 weeks ago||I disagr . . . no . . . wait . . . agree!||
As a relative old timer I was going to comment about the regular season being nothing more than to seed the teams playing for a national championship. I understand that in today's sports world this has become the norm; however, I pine for the days when the Big Ten Championship was actually a thing and the focus of the season. So much so that I recall referring to non-conference games as the preseason.
Then I read your second paragraph and agree completely. There will be plenty of debate every year but the bowl games will be special (if less lucrative, which means not happening).
Finally, if something like the above ever happens I would be a big fan of our division and it could be called something more creative than East 3, perhaps the Big Ten of old. And, swap Iowa State for Notre Dame just to piss them off.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||This||
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Hell you say!!||
You mean to tell me Michigan recruited one of the best classes in college basketball history without Nike or Adidas or Under Amour??!!