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|7 weeks 5 days ago||As an Everton fan, even||
As an Everton fan, even though the season has been fairly mediocre with entirely too many draws, this would be a good time to say: Thanks for Romelu Lukaku!
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Info on D.O.'s||
I'm a wolverine alum and long time mgoblog reader who is a current MSUCOM student. This is a helpful (although slightly immature) examination of osteopathic medicine in case you're interested: http://www.buzzfeed.com/ninjacowboy/osteopathic-medicine-does-exist-irad...
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Sad Truths||
Echoing Brian: one love Dan.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Yes. Perfection.||
I wish I could start the posbang for this one.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Partly false||
I got over the wall and made it to mid-field with the team. I got to sing the victors with the team in the corner and then a security officer let me back in the stands afterwards. Another friend made it all the way into the tunnel with the team. We didn't all get body slammed.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||The Best||
I was lucky enough to have him as a professor my senior year in his class "History of College Athletics." He was, without any reservations, the best professor I had at UofM. I learned more about acting professionally, mature and confident as well as and conducting myself with integrity from him than I did from any other professor. He even ran into my dad and I having lunch at the Parthenon(RIP) and took time to come over and introduce himself to my dad saying "I know your son from my class and it's been fantastic to teach him." Just a great, great guy. Three and Out wasn't too shabby a read either.
|2 years 49 weeks ago||This.||
You've pretty much nailed it. I personally enjoy most of the memes and running inside jokes, but I've also been a reader (though infrequent poster) since the RR coaching search. This blog, with its wittiness and general sarcastic/satirical/oddball tone is what helped me survive the first two years of the RR era as an upperclassman at M.
I do miss Brian's songs. Although, again, I don't think that can be forced. FWIW, I immediately get chills and a flood of memories concerning Michigan football when I hear "Better Son or Daughter" or "Sons and Daughters." That's the kind of intangible tie to the blog that I can't undo.
Keep up the good work mgoblog writers. Life is busier for me now, but I'll always check in when I can. Thank you.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||96-97||
Homer was also on the 96-97 team. It was his rookie season. He was indeed the last of 97-98 as well though.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||Deveraux||
It was hull-datsyuk-deveraux for the "two kids and a goat" line in 01-02. Z came into the league the following season.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||Rutgers: re-claiming the #1||
Rutgers: re-claiming the #1 ranking since 1869.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Good interview||
I liked his comments on the game and it will definitely be interesting if I can ever actually see the Trouba hit. Sounds like there is some serious speculation whether it was illegal or not. Gongshow.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||I don't know but...||
I have Carl Hagelin-like speed.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Win!!||
Win! Go Blue!!
|3 years 13 weeks ago||I had tickets to the Winter||
I had tickets to the Winter Classic...so seeing as how now I don't plan on spending any money on the NHL again any time real soon I would love to purchase a Michigan hockey jersey. I've been a fan for a while (since starting undergrad in 2006) but have never put my meager (now medical student) funds towards a nice jersey. Anyway, the problem is that I really do not like the "block M" Michigan jerseys that have been worn recently. Is there anywhere I can find a regular men's large/XL of the older maize with a giant blue Block M hockey jersey? I will buy it today with my now recouped winter classic funds if anyone knows where to get one online. Help me mgofriends!
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Beautiful. Cheers sir.||
Beautiful. Cheers sir.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Sons? Daughters?||
No "better son or daughter" by rilo kiley for historical context or better yet "sons and daughters" by the Decemberists to remind us of the full circle we've come through?
|3 years 30 weeks ago||Jim Lahey||
Wherefore art thou? Any input on this? I always appreciate your perspective on these things.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||You win all the points.||
You win all the points. Thrice was downright amazing and I was able to meet (very briefly) and personally thank Dustin and Riley for all their music and lyrics from the last 14 years. I'm stunned that this tour is the end for them.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Disagree||
I've lived in Pittsburgh and worked on Pitt's campus for two years now. I disagree that they would be a good addition to the B10. First, their football team plays in Heinz field and rarely if ever sell that out. So much so they struggled to sell-out ND and WVU the past two years and those are their "biggest" games. Secondly, Pitt has incredibly fickle fans. Few people in Pittsburgh care about Pitt football because of the Steelers and not many more care about Pitt basketball unless they are in the top-3 of their conference (See 2011-2012 season and attendance figures). Finally, adding Pitt adds no extra TV markets or regional draw. PSU has already accomplished whatever the B10 could hope to accomplish with Pitt. The only reason Pitt is thrown around is their relatively comparable academic standards. I don't think it's a good fit as much as I enjoy Pittsburgh and Pitt athletics.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Fair Point||
That's definitely fair. Honestly I've only followed the prem for a few seasons and even more recently finally adopted Everton as my club to support after watching a variety of clubs and games. I guess just speaking more from my own experience it seemed as though Tottenham was the trendy pick to support because they weren't the typical "top-5" club.
Fwiw, I'm a big fan of the way Bale plays and love watching him. Do you think Spurs are able to keep him and/or Modric around this offseason? I'm hoping an agreeable transfer deal gets worked out for Pienaar to move back to Everton permanently since he has been solidly in-form recently and doesn't seem to fit in with Tottenham well.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Everton||
Join me as a Everton supporter!
They are historically a color you can already get well behind (Blue). They have a deeply loyal fanbase. They've never been relegated in the 20 years of the Premier League and have been competitive quite a majority of those seasons. They don't have foreign big money backing so they certainly aren't "buying" any success they have. They have a "fun" rivalry with Liverpool FC. They had a fantastic second half of this season this year and they are very similar to UM football with a history of success but a bit of a lull since their last set of glory days (80's).
There is a nice American flavor to the club as well with Tim Howard as the keeper and Landon Donovan having played twice for Everton on loan.
I agree that as long as you don't pick City, Man U, Chelsea, Arsenal or Liverpool you really won't be jumping on any bandwagon. Although I would add Tottenham to the list as well...bit of the "popular pick" with espn and other american analysts the last while.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Everton/Newcastle||
I'll be watching my Toffees taking on Newcastle on my computer while flipping between the Manchester United and Man City games on the television. Normally I would love to see Newcastle beat out the Spurs or Gunners for a champs league spot, but unfortunately I'll be pulling for a victory to keep Everton above Liverpool in the table. Come On You Blues!
|3 years 51 weeks ago||TomVH||
TomVH. End of my list.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Love it||
The playoff atmosphere tonight is fantastic. I love the physicality of both teams. Let's Go Wings!
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Done.||
Just voted. Go Blue!
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Bump||
Thanks for finding the confirmation. Can we get this link as a reply earlier in the thread or even copied by the Mod's or OP into the original post to assuage the hoards?
|4 years 3 weeks ago||Great Podcast.||
Great podcast. You've been doing some awesome work on the blog here Ace. I'll love reading it even more knowing I'm getting a lot of my Michigan sports info from someone who was also class of 2006 from an Ann Arbor high school, then a UM Alum (although I was Spring 2010) and played in a band at places like the Howell Rec Center etc. Keep it up.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||Bkfinest it?||
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Agreed||
Yeah, I said one of the best implying there are others even I would rank above him. Yzerman, Lemieux, Gretzky etc. were all in the last 15+ years. Sid is a great player and could reach that type of pantheon if he can go on to have a prolonged career.
I agree with everything you said about Lidstrom. One of the best. Ever.
EDIT: You are quick sir. Cheers. Go Wings.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Sad Day||
I am a huge Red Wings fan, but it would be terribly sad to see Sidney Crosby retire this early. Whether he is treated as the hero or the villain, the man is one of the best to lace up the skates in the last 15+ years. I hope the best for him and his recovery. I think it's early to say that he'll retire, but this sure looks like something that could hang over him the rest of his career. Also, minor note, his rookie year was 2005-2006 coming off the NHL lockout. He went to the Cup Final in his 3rd year 2008 and lost and then won it in his 4th year in 2009.