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- Spring Game Concessions? I'll probably be hungry, will there be any food sold? Beer?
- Spring Game Rest Rooms and Port-a-Pots? Well, after the food and beer, you know...
- Spring Game WiFi? After a few minutes in the stands, what if I want to check e-mail? What if Mad Hatter wants to check out some porn?
- Spring Game Lights? What if it gets dark? Will they put the lights on, and when?
- Spring Game Weather? We have a pretty good idea of what the weather is going to be tomorrow, but what about the weather next year? Anybody know what the forecast is?
|2 days 17 hours ago||I wasn't aware that the Lions||
I wasn't aware that the Lions had a meaningful win in the last 50 years.
|5 days 3 hours ago||A lot of cool stuff mentioned here.||
All I have are my MGoPoints :(
|1 week 3 days ago||I would think pretty high...||
perhaps we should send lawyers, guns and money to find out.
|1 week 4 days ago||Yeah, probably shouldn't post this but what the hell.||
Back when I was in grad school I was forced to watch this cartoon a couple of Sunday nights. It was terrible, and I couldn't undrstand its appeal to the undergrads that thought it was so good. It think it was called The Simpsons.
After a series of disappointments and total waste of money paying for movies, the last movie I saw in a movie theater was Waterworld. That movie just ended it for me. Later acclaimed movies like American Beauty (with a surprise ending just as "surprising" as The Crying Game, neither of which nobody refers to as classics, nor anyone even bothers to watch) just confirmed my opinion.
GoT? GTA? I have no idea.
|1 week 5 days ago||John Chaney||
was coach of Temple, which was not in the Big East. Rollie Massimino of Villanova was, with players like Ed Pinkney and John "the Bear" Pinone.
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||Probably because||
nobody knew that Rutgers had a fan.
I'm from New Jersey and I've never met one.
|2 weeks 15 hours ago||Yeah, I was just old enough to understand||
what that was all about, and heard about it but I don't think I ever saw it until a few years ago. I know there were a couple of other incredible incidents on The Newlywed Show, Dating Game, etc. from that era.
Mad Hatter had just a slightly different impression of "uncomfortable" than I had, and the YouTube clip fits right in with his sense of humor.
|2 weeks 16 hours ago||I'm not sure if you got the answer right...||
I'll let you decide:
|2 weeks 18 hours ago||I really can't fault Melton,||
if I had an uncomfortable offer from Jim Harbaugh, I'd commit to Rutgers too.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||The fly ball was deep in the outfield||
if it dropped, with Christner between 2nd and 3rd almost undoubtedly scores.
If Christner stays on the 2nd base bag to "tag", she easily can make 3rd base if the ball is caught; but if it is dropped she makes 3rd crawling and likely still scores due to how deep the ball was hit.
In short, if Christner stays on the 2nd base bag either scenario puts Christner at 3rd base at worse, and the likelihood of scoring barely compromised. I am guessing that is what Hutchinson was upset about.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||This thought popped into my mind the other day||
when I saw a number of spammers.
What if the MGoBlog charged a 1-time token sign-up fee (say $1) in order to create an account?
It wouldn't deter any of the present users but spammers probably wouldn't bother. If they had to do that for all their spam they would probably go broke. This would also probably generate about a thousand bucks or so a year with no real loss in readership or participation but probably cost Wolverine Devotee $20 or so per year (not necessarily a bad thing).
Also makes someone that insists on being an asshole and getting banned a small cost and inconvenience in creating yet another account and getting his (and I say his because I am unaware of any woman getting banned, or even acting like an asshole on this blog) credit card out of his wallet.
Something to think about anyway.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Good Lord, the only thing||
Good Lord, the only thing worse than "Urbz" is "Harbs."
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Its also a work day for most.||
I'd guess somewhere less than 30k, and if pressed I'd put it closer to 20k than 30
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I think maybe we should have||
I think maybe we should have a few more spring game threads:
Yeah, perhaps not.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||bjk might not be around,||
but I am and have enjoyed your posts. You saved me a lot of time and energy responding to bjk's posts - much easier to read what you wrote.
Read your post on Able's book. Is it worth reading myself? Other books?
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I really don't understand all of the handringing||
with regards to Spike, even in light of Michigan's interest in Columbia guard Mullens.
Spike got his 4 years, and will graduate. Both Michigan and Spike fulfilled their obligations regarding the scholarship. Only the optional 5th year is at issue and either party is fully justified in parting ways.
Beilein had to make a call on likelihood Spike could contribute (relative to a replace, whoever that may be) given the situation with Spike's hips. Beilein has more info than we do, and made the decision he thought was in the team's best interest.
But that doesn't mean that Spike isn't worth taking a chance by another team with entirely different roster issues.
|5 weeks 50 min ago||Not sure I understand||
Did you mean détente or glasnost?
|5 weeks 1 hour ago||Yeah, but||
which plagiarized article?
|5 weeks 2 hours ago||Sounds good!||
Hopefully it will fall between my out-of-state commitments.
|5 weeks 4 hours ago||Oh, and thanks||
I'll edit my title (or at least try to).
|5 weeks 4 hours ago||The link that took me to the RPI||
said it was the first one, but then I couldn't find any verification or any that preceded it.
I took another look at the 2 relative schedules and Florida has played more teams in the top ___ (pretty much fill in the blank, top 10, top 25, etc) mostly due to them completing 3-game sets against Auburn, LSU and Tennessee the last 3 weeks.
But like Michigan in basketball, I suspect they are being dragged down by the bottom-feeders on their schedule. By my count Florida played 8 games against teams outside the top 100: South Dakota (#234 in RPI, out of a total of 295 teams) twice, Florida A&M (#220), Omaha (#157), Winthrop (#140), Elon (#136) and FIU (#103) twice. Michigan on the other hand has played 3: Western Michigan (#190), Eastern Michigan (#159), and Dayton (#132).
|5 weeks 5 hours ago||Could be, but||
Florida has played 7 away games (6-1 record), and Michigan only 4 (4-0 record). At neutral sites, their records are 13-0 and 16-2, respectively. The most significant difference is their relative home records, 14-0 for Florida versus 4-1 for Michigan.
Eyeballing the relative strength of schedule seems to be about even at this point, maybe with Michigan's being a little more difficult.
The only other thing I can think of is Michigan seems to have crushed and run-ruled opposing teams (some that are even ranked) a lot more, but I don't know if that is factored into the RPI.
|5 weeks 5 hours ago||Yeah, I posted this as much||
Yeah, I posted this as much for the novelty of the team being ranked 1st as to show how screwy RPI can be in the various sports. Michigan has 2 more losses AND lost to Florida 8-0, so yeah, hard to understand how Michigan is ranked above Florida.
They don't give points, but I would have to guess that it is by a very slim margin, and that if both teams continue to win, with Florida in the more difficult SEC, they will eventually move ahead of Michigan.
Thought it was also relevant as we just had an in-depth discussion of RPI and how it hurt Michigan in their selection to the men's basketball tournament versus other, better ratings not used by the selection committee.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I find your comments ironic,||
I find your comments ironic, even amusing, given your username.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Guys like this||
are the reason TV was nicknamed the boob tube.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks Doc, appreciate the||
Thanks Doc, appreciate the post. Frank Beamer is one of the good guys in college football.
Digitalizing your drawings - a simple/stupid solutions that does not involve a scanner (and many of your friends and neighbors have one, let alone office store-type places) is to take a picture of each with a camera/phone, download to your computer and insert. I know Seth must use a program for his beautiful diagrams, but I have no idea what one.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Spring game doesn't matter as||
Spring game doesn't matter as it is just an exhibition.
But I am concerned about the opener on September 3 against Hawaii. It would help if a cold front would come through and give UM an advantage. The weather on Sept. 24 against Penn State also looks a little dicey.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I look at your basketball list||
and I can't help but think that a Big Ten team should have been in the finals in 2011. Well, at least I am now pretty certain a Big Ten team will be in the finals next year.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||This is all dead on.||
And to comment on the post that you commented to, its delusional to think that Notre Dame needs Michigan or anyone else. And if they want to keep their independent status for football and join conferences in other sports, and can actually do it, fine.
Yeah, I'd rather they join the Big Ten but I don't understand why people are getting their panties in a bunch over it.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I really don't have any sympathy for Beilein's position.||
The only way you have a 5th year grad transfer is if a player gets a red shirt and has done the work to graduate. The school honored its commitment regarding education, and the player fulfilled his end of the bargain, at least education-wise, as well.
It is known that the 5th year is optional for the school to offer - so why can't it be optional for the player as well? The school likely took a small risk red-shirting the player by not playing him 1 year, but that is the chance the coach takes, particularly when a 5th year is not guaranteed to the player.
Same goes for a player who graduates in 3 years - he should be free to pursue a graduate degree elsewhere without interference. Again, the deal and selling point is a kid is provided a free, undergraduate education and while attending that school, he plays his sport for the school. The education is provided, a degree bestowed; that is it, the obligations of both sides are fulfilled and the deal is complete.