|4 days 7 hours ago||Wes Durham needs to be doing||
Wes Durham needs to be doing play-by-play for one of the major networks. Calls a better game than 99% of the clowns on ESPN.
|4 days 17 hours ago||Come to think of it, it was a||
Come to think of it, it was a rare August game.
|4 days 17 hours ago||Came here to say this one.||
Came here to say this one. That play was right in front of the student section and I couldn't believe they called it a catch/fumble. Such a great day. Home opener. Perfect weather, sunny 75 degrees, clear skies. Game winnning FG vs a top 10 opponent. Really set the bar for September games in my mind.
|4 days 17 hours ago||On the MSU offensive series||
On the MSU offensive series that led up to Spartan Bob's moment of infamy, wasn't Jeremy LeSeur flagged for a phantom PI or illegal contact on a 4th down around Michigan 30 yard line? That play stands out in my mind but I can't recall if it was a bad call or legit. Game is over if that flag isn't thrown.
|5 days 8 hours ago||Less is more.||
Less is more.
|5 days 10 hours ago||The New Era logo can easily||
The New Era logo can easily be removed with a tool called a "seam ripper". They sell them for $3.99 on Amazon. It took about an hour to get all the stiches out (I also removed the small M on the back of the hat). This video shows the technique to use with the seam ripper to remove the stiches. Almost no damage to the fabric and it looks like the logos were never there. With those two logos off it looks just like the original Bo era hat.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||He definitely cancellous in||
He definitely cancellous in Ohio
|8 weeks 5 days ago||And slightly more than||
And slightly more than hungover as balls
|8 weeks 6 days ago||See you there||
See you there
|9 weeks 1 day ago||No||
|9 weeks 1 day ago||inb4del||
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Do you want to go to war||
Do you want to go to war Baalke?? I'm for real. So you better check yo self.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Same here||
Played 36 holes today. Moose Ridge AM, Stonebridge PM. Can't beat this weather.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Woodford Manhattan. Working||
Woodford Manhattan. Working on number two right now. Cheers!
|1 year 11 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|1 year 26 weeks ago||@ UCLA 2000 Opposite end of||
@ UCLA 2000
Opposite end of the bad weather spectrum and I didn't attend the game, but I remember hearing the field temperature at the Rose Bowl that day was around 115 degrees F. Fiftteen fans went to the hospital for heat exhaustion. The players were completely gassed on the sidelines.
2000 was such a frustrating season. Hype all summer only to have Henson break his foot three weeks before week one. That UCLA loss was the first real dagger though.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Y u hate us AMWRHG?!||
Y u hate us AMWRHG?!
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Season 4 of the show is the||
Season 4 of the show is the second half of Storm of Swords. Have to wait for season 5 for Feast.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||I've lived in the south for||
I've lived in the south for ten years and never once have I had someone ask me "what kind" when I ordered a coke.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Red Hare Brewing Co, Gangway||
Red Hare Brewing Co, Gangway IPA
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Potential Best Case Scenario||
Potential Best Case Scenario Schedule (2 home games vs West)
HOME: Ohio, Penn State, Maryland, Illinois, Minnesota
ROAD: MSU, IU, Rutgers, Purdue
Potential Worst Case Scenario Scheudle (2 road games vs West)
HOME: MSU, IU, Rutgers, Iowa
ROAD: Ohio, Penn State, Maryland, Wisconsin, Nebraska
|1 year 45 weeks ago||While this may be||
While this may be unbalanced for the conference as a whole, it is far more favorable for UM than the old divisions.
- Michigan already played MSU and Ohio every year anyway.
- We swap Nebraska for Penn State with the new set up.
- M will play in the untapped grounds of NJ & MD every year.
- Iowa, Nebraska and Wisconsin will rotate off the schedule regularly.
There will be seasons where Michigan will have very easy schedule on paper, especially with the ND rivalry on hiatus. I think we can expect to see more undefeated seasons heading into the Ohio game.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Both are on MDen but not all||
Both are on MDen but not all sizes in stock
|1 year 47 weeks ago||After they showed Denard on||
After they showed Denard on the big screen we regained the momentum which had swung all the way to Cuse for a few minutes.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Community Q and Fox Bros are||
Community Q and Fox Bros are the best BBQ in town. The best stuff is outside the perimeter. Fat Matt's is a popular place but the food just isn't good. If someone tells you to go there they have bad taste in BBQ. The only good reason to eat at Fat Matt's is if you decide to do the Saturday brewery tour at Sweetwater Brewery because they are in the same part of town. 83tilinfinity mentioned Sweetwater in his breakdown. Great way to spend a couple hours. $10 gets you admission to the brewery, a pint glass, and 5 tickets to fill it with their various beers. Get there around 2:00 Saturday because the lines can be long on a nice day. One of the best deals in town.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Excellent write up||
Excellent write up 83tilinfinity. This is an incredibly well-rounded guide to the city and is worthy of being frontpaged in IME. I've lived in Atlanta for ten years and this is my favorite time of year in this city. The Final Four in my city with Michigan in it is just flat out awesome. I'll add few bullets to complement your review.
- The Braves have a weekend series versus the Cubs at Turner Field. 7:35 PM Friday and 1:05 Sunday. Doubt anyone will be interested in the Saturday (night) game. Atlanta is loaded with talent this year and Turner field is a great ballpark. Cubs fans tend to take the place over when they play in Atlanta.
- As mentioned above there is a three-day free concert series at Centennial Olympic Park with an impressive line up including My Morning Jacket & Zac Brown (Friday), Ludacris, Flo Rida and Muse (Saturday), Sting and Dave Matthews Band (Sunday). One local gem in this lineup is Yacht Rock Revue, who appear to be the first act for the Saturday show. Best cover band you will ever see and entirely worth your while. If you are downtown Saturday around noon definitely make it a point to go see YRR.
- World of Coke and the Aquarium are both fun, but I would highly recommend getting away from Downtown, especially at night, and spend some time in Inman Park, Virginia Highlands and Buckhead.
- Lots of great, low-key, restaurants in Inman Park, most of which are listed above. Get dinner here on Friday night and then jump in cab to either Little 5 Points or Virginia Highlands (aka The Highlands). 10 High (small bar/music venue) underneath Dark Horse Tavern is home to Metalsome Karaoke, which is karaoke with a (very good) live rock band with a huge repertoire of rock songs. Not at all your bouncing-ball karaoke. More like being the lead singer of a legtimate band for 5 minutes.
- Murphy's and Rosebud are excellent brunch spots also in the Highlands.
- Strip Clubs: The Cheetah on Spring Street in Midtown is enormous and has lots of quality women, but I recommend making the short drive up Buford Highway to The Pink Pony. Smaller and a little trashier but better quality. The Pony is just a better party, Cheetah can be pretty stale.
- If you're really feeling froggy I believe UGA's spring game is on Saturday. Athens is about 1.5 hours from Atlanta so you'd be hard-pressed to make it back in time for the Louisville/WSU game. But if you want to see Sanford stadium this is cheap opportunity to do that.
- My vote for best steak in town is at Hal's in Buckhead. The Hal's (french cut) Ribeye will change your life.
- For the under 30 crowd looking to rage, Buckhead is where you want to be. Buckhead has an accurate reputation for being frat-tastic, but if blacking out and hooking up is at the top of your agenda look no further. Grab some pre-game grub at Tin Lizzy's or The Big Ketch. Avoid One Star Ranch. There are about 10 bars around Roswell Road and Irby Ave that should be packed to the gills on Friday and Saturday. All of them will have pretty much the same crowd (think lots of 22-28 year old SEC co-eds). Atlanta is to the SEC what Chicago is to the Big Ten. Fives Paces Inn, Pool Hall, The Lost Dog, Red Door, Buckhead Saloon, Churchills, East Andrews, just to name a few. Fado Irish Pub is a little less wild, but is on the other side of Peachtree and about a 5-7 minute walk from the Roswell bars. The Ivy is about a mile north up Roswell (3 minute cab, but not really walkable) and never fails. Johnny's Hideaway is a bizarre and fun spot, but has become more popular in recent years and will probably have really long lines. Keep your drinks off the dance floor.
- MARTA generally sucks for getting around town, but is excellent for transporation to the Georgia Dome. And Decatur which is a cool part of town. Leon's, Iberian Pig and the Brickstore are all great.
- Please don't use the word "hotlanta".
- Have fun. Go Blue. Beat Syracuse!
|1 year 48 weeks ago||THE_KNOWLEDGE (aka Micheal)||
THE_KNOWLEDGE (aka Micheal) bracket.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Gary Moeller did and even||
Gary Moeller did and even she's stomached it better than most.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||I agree with this. Stay in||
I agree with this.
Stay in Buckhead. W Buckhead, Intercontinental and Grand Hyatt are all very short walk to Marta station. I almost never use Marta, but it is great for access to the Georgia Dome.
Protip: The best steak in town is at Hal's.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||He'll be fine. Busy Level 1||
He'll be fine. Busy Level 1 trauma centers see this injury a few times a month. Infection is probably the biggest risk because it was an open fracture. The Lattimore injury requires far more complex procedure with a less predictable outcome.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||I take a broken leg (Fitz,||
I take a broken leg (Fitz, Ware) over a blown out knee (Lattimore, McGahee) any day of the week.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Both shows start at 9:00.||
Both shows start at 9:00. Would be more efficient to watch GoT in real time commerical free on HBO then watch TWD after and burn through the commercials.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Outside Providence is||
Outside Providence is hilarious. Easily the most under rated and under the radar movie the Farrelly Bros have ever done.
Also, agree with everyone on True Romance. And Hot Tub Time Machine was much funnier than I expected it to be.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||#9 was my house in 99/00.||
#9 was my house in 99/00. 931 S. State. Great spot, great year.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Damn you, Cheese.||
Damn you, Cheese.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Not a fan of playoff seeding||
Not a fan of playoff seeding being determined by record. Total scoring is the fairest method.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||I want to play in a league||
I want to play in a league like this next year. I'm sick of playing in leagues with a combo DEF/ST position. How many defensive roster spots do you play each week? One DL, One LB & on DB? How does the coach scoring work?
|2 years 9 weeks ago||As a resident of Atlanta it||
As a resident of Atlanta it would mean a lot to see this team come down and play in the Final Four at the Georgia Dome. The last time Michigan played in Atlanta was a couple years after I moved here in 2004. M played at Georgia Tech in the B10-ACC Challenge and got absolutely dominated in every facet of the game and lost 68-99. Literally the only positive takeaway from the game was that we held GT under 100 points. A final four appearance in Atlanta would be awesome becuase it has become my home and I would certainly find a way to get into the Dome to be there.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Team core: AP, Trent||
Team core: AP, Trent Ricahrdson, Megatron. Alternated QB btwn Eli & Romo week by week. Led the league in points that last 2 weeks of the season. Lost by 8 points in the first round of the playoffs, because the guy I played against (who went on to win the SB yesterday) had Seattles Defense who scored 48 points vs Arizona who turned the ball over 8 times, twice returned for TD's. I would have won my league if it weren't for the stupid scoring that Seattle put up in the first round game. Yes, I'm still dejected.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Racking up points so far.||
Racking up points so far.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||The immediate surgery was||
The immediate surgery was probably the application of an external fixator because of the risk of developing a compartment syndrome, and would be unrelated to the comminution (clean break vs shattered) of the fracture. Once that risk subsided (a few days to a week later), they would remove the x-fix and put a rod in his tibia, and they may or may not have also plated the fibula (assuming it was broken). Just looking at the pictures of the injury it looked too proximal to be a pilon (which is a good thing for Fitz).
|2 years 13 weeks ago||DMA driven additions: Texas:||
DMA driven additions:
Texas: #5 Dallas 2.58M, #10 Houston 2.21M, #36 San Antonio 881k, #45 Austin 705k
Florida State: #14 Tampa-St Pete 1.8M, #16 Miami-FL 1.62M, #18 Orlando-Daytona #1.45M #38 West Palm 794k
UNC: #25 Charlotte 1.13M, #37 Greevil-Spart 846k, #44 Norfolk-Portsmouth 709k, #46 Greensboro-W Salem 695k
Texas and UNC fit academically. Texas seems highly unlikely right now, but I guess things can change quickly. FSU gets us on almost most as many TV's (maybe more if you include the markets in the panhandle which I didn't include here), but they probably don't fit the academic pedigree of the rest of the conference.
Approx Viewers in Major Markets: Texas 6.3M, FSU 5.6M, Carolinas 3M.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Kind of a stretch to say the||
Kind of a stretch to say the GT is way harder to get into than UGA. The Hope Scholarship is a huge incentive to keep the best hs school students in Georgia in the state and UGA's enrollment has imporved because of it. You pretty much have to be top 10% of your class to get into UGA. This wasn't true 10 years ago.
I think GT is the obvious choice for the next addition to the B1G. Big TV market in what is arguably the center of the college football universe. UGA, Bama, Auburn, Florida, Clemson, FSU, Tennessee, and South Carolina are all five hours or less driving distance. Also a big advantage for current B1G schools to get into the talent laden south on the recruiting trail too. by adding GT to the conference. Good tradition in hoops, although not so much success lately, and a good baseball team are also nice adds.
If the B1G makes this move I think Texas or Florida State would be the next obvious choice for the 16th memeber. But Texas probably won't happen because of $$ and FSU's academics will probably keep them out.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||I left that one too. It was||
I left that one too. It was really cold and windy and I was hungover as hell. M was up 3 touchdowns and had pretty much dominated the whole game. Plus there was still the let down from the week prior when Plaxico went crazy in EL that had taken the luster off the season at that point. Left at halftime and actually was paying more attention to the Northwestern/OSU (maybe it was Minnesota not NW) game IIRC because NW was on the verge of upsetting them.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||I think going for it is the||
I think going for it is the right call. With less than 5 min on the clock (which would have been the case had they picked up the first) they might not get another opportunity on offense considering the way the defense had played all day.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||- Rent the entire house with||
- Rent the entire house with MGoPatio for the whole weekend.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||FSU on pace to cover the 70.5||
FSU on pace to cover the 70.5 pt spread. 48-0 in second quarter. Game currently in a weather delay.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Awful call.||
Awful call. Refs got it wrong. #8's hand hit it back. Should have been a live ball.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Looked like it hit #8 on OSU||
Looked like it hit #8 on OSU and bouced back to hit kickers left arm
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Rees into the game for ND||
Rees into the game for ND
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Dang....I was anxiously||
Dang....I was anxiously awaiting his November expose.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Is that Nessler and Fouts||
Is that Nessler and Fouts calling Oregon St/Wiscy game?
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Having hot chicks down the||
Having hot chicks down the hall who also happen to be Michigan fans sounds like a favorable work environment to me.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||+ Braves + Continued week||
+ Continued week long marathon of The Wire. On finale of season 1. Series is even better watching it the second time around.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||1993 Mustang Cobra.||
1993 Mustang Cobra. Definitely a collectors item, and can pricey with low mileage and good condition. A clean 5.0 LX would be the cheaper alternative. I also like 85 mustang GT. Same look as the LX from 87-93 but without the ground effects that they put on the GT in that era.
Also agree with the 1987 Grand National. Cutlass Salon was also a sweet ride but it would proabably be tough to find one in good shape. And obviously, can't go wrong with a Corvette anywhere in that era. 1990 ZR1 has my vote there
|2 years 25 weeks ago||I always felt like the 2001||
I always felt like the 2001 team exceeded expectations after the departure of Henson and Terrell . Looking back at the roster, the lines on both sides of the ball (DL: Rumishek, Heuer, Lazarus, Orr; OL: Pape, Goodwin, Anderson, Petruziello, Solomon) were nothling like what we had seen the previous 3 years when you had a roster riddled with veteran multi-year, NFL caliber staters (Hutchinson, Backus, Brandt, Wilson, Renes, Hall). Youth at the skill positions (other than Walker) and secondary. It's actually pretty amazing to think that this team was just one special teams disaster and an itchy trigger finger away from playing OSU undefeated in A2.
Tennessee, OTOH, was loaded (10 players drafted, 2 1st round DL!) and blew their opportunity to play Miami for the title by losing to LSU. They certainly would have given the Canes a better game than Nebraska.
M benefited from a weak schedule in '01 and when they finally faced a legit opponent they got their ass kicked.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Sparty gonna Spart||
Sparty gonna Spart
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Sorry guys it's my fault. I||
Sorry guys it's my fault. I wore the same shirt that I wore for the 2010 MSU game. Should've tossed it back then.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||saved a couple grand by||
saved a couple grand by deciding not to go to Dallas.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Pacifico. Been on the beach||
Pacifico. Been on the beach all day trying to pace myself.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Brian created a twitter list||
Brian created a twitter list that has the feed of @mgoblog, @justcoverblog, @mattrhinton, @Mvictors, @bry_mac (BiSB), @grantwahl, @hooverstreet, @aceanbender, and others...
I thought the idea originally was that it would be moderated and tweets would be retweeted when there was a special hastag used, but it looks like right now it's just the feed of guys on the list. I haven't heard anything about it since the original post when brian was talking alternatives to the liveblog.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||@mgoblog/mgogameday appears||
@mgoblog/mgogameday appears to be up.
is #mgogameday the correct hashtag?
|2 years 26 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|2 years 26 weeks ago||FFC has been the hardest book||
FFC has been the hardest book to get through in the series. Powered through Storm of Swords. But FFC is just slow with so many new characters being developed.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||My uncle brought my brother||
My uncle brought my brother and I to Purdue 1989.
Didn't go to another game unitl '99 ND after I transferred as a sophmore to Ann Arbor. First weekend on campus. Lived at 931 S. State right at Hoover. Really doesn't get any better than that. Nothing like the electricity in the air on gameday in A2.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||BBK5H||
|2 years 26 weeks ago||The content this week as been||
The content this week as been tremendous.
Let's top it off with Muppets tomorrow night.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Was there too. Only time||
Was there too. Only time I've been to ND. The Burgess pic six was glorious. And of course super Mario running wild.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Chill on the beach and surf||
Chill on the beach and surf in Wrightsville Beach, NC all day. Glad I have something to keep me occupied all day before the late kick.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Having lived in Atlanta for||
Having lived in Atlanta for the last ten years I can say that, generally, SEC West fans will be rooting for Michigan and SEC East fans will be rooting for Bama. For some reason the SEC East fans (maybe because the power has shifted away from their division over the last few years) are fans of the conference regardless of rivalries and how their record affects them. I found this to be much less the case with SEC West fans, particularly Auburn and LSU fans.
Like stated above, many (not all) UGA and UT fans are more concerned with the perception of the SEC than that of their own programs. I am convinced that their opinion of the threat posed by the Big Ten is about what an average Michigan fan thinks of MAC teams. No joke.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Nail -> Head. I tried||
Nail -> Head.
I tried having a conversation about Alabama's defense today with a UGA fan. Any statement I made about Bama was interpreted as a statement about the SEC in general.
Me: "Bama's defense is loaded"; UGA fan: "Yeah, its the depth of SEC teams that no one else can compete with"
Me: "Well, Bama has had a top 3 recruiting class for the last 5 years". UGA fan: "Yeah, all the kids want to play in the SEC".
|2 years 27 weeks ago||and Braves @ Giants.||
and Braves @ Giants.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||My buddy tore his achilles||
My buddy tore his achilles playing flag football a few years ago. He handled it pretty well. Said he felt like he was hit in the calf with a bat. Was not in excruciating pain or anything. The rehab is (or at least was until recently) the hard part...9 months to get back to full speed. I work with a guy who had his repaired with a new surgical technique and he was back to playing golf at 3 months.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||"Hey the Assman is in||
"Hey the Assman is in town!"
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Found this pic in the||
Found this pic in the hawkeye nation thread. This has to be shopped...right?
|2 years 28 weeks ago||The Balloon Knots||
The Balloon Knots
|2 years 28 weeks ago||I expect more from you,||
I expect more from you, Chuck.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Can't wait to see this team||
Can't wait to see this team on the field.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Infante isn't a free agent||
Infante isn't a free agent until 2014.
The guy is clutch. Watched him play for the Braves before the trade to the Marlins. Proabably the best utility player in the game.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||TGIF!||
|2 years 28 weeks ago||It's really too bad the||
It's really too bad the reunion for Bump never happened for the 2010 Iowa game. I don't think it was cancelled until very close (weeks) to the game. All players who played for Bump were invited to come back and honor him. Would have been great to get all those guys together to honor them, their coach, and the era, with 110k in the Big House.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||...but not more perplexing||
...but not more perplexing than his ability to retain employment as Lions GM for 8 years.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Agreed regarding the 1999||
Agreed regarding the 1999 team. This team was so ridiculously stacked on offense, and also the front 7 on D. The back to back losses were devestating. But the season had so many great combacks (ND, PSU, OSU, Bama) that it's really hard to be disappointed with that season even though they could've had a very legit shot at the MNC.
I just went and watched the youtube of the UM/MSU game in East Lansing, which I attended as a sophmore. We had absolutely no answer for Plaxico Burress. Resorting to putting David Terrell out there to try and stop him. We also couldn't get anything going offensively, particularly in the 3rd quarter, which ultimately ended the 1st Qtr/2nd Qtr alternation of Brady and Henson at QB. IIRC, this was the only game during the QB controversy that Henson "won the right" to play in the second half based on his first half performance. States defense was blitzing like crazy. This was the last game M has played vs a Saban coached team. Hope Hoke and company are more prepared for aggressive defense in Dallas this time around.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Canopus makes VHS to digital||
Canopus makes VHS to digital converters. I bought one for my mom a few years ago so she could convert old home movies to digital. They were a little more expensive then. I think you could get a new one for $150 now or find one for cheap on ebay.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Since you mentioned||
Since you mentioned frisbee.
My buddy discovered this game a few months ago. It is basically cornole with a frisbee. Pure Colombian awesomeness.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Remember the five...||
Remember the five...
|2 years 30 weeks ago||#1 cerveza en Bolivia||
#1 cerveza en Bolivia
|2 years 30 weeks ago||It's a slippery slope....and||
It's a slippery slope....and this is where it's headed.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||If we're thinking about||
If we're thinking about spinoff vids a top 25 field goals would be a great one.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Great video. Sorry you only||
Great video. Sorry you only got to see 3 live. You deserve honorary tickets for all the work you do for M fans enjoyment on youtube. I was there for 7.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Great call by Musberger in||
Great call by Musberger in his heyday too.
"Grbac to fire for it. He went for it all! A diving catch for a touchdown! Holy cow! Would you believe this!"
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Awesome video. So jacked for||
Awesome video. So jacked for Fall.
If I had to pick a favorite it'd probably be the Ty Wheatley run. Not because of imporatance, but just the display of athleticism. Perfect combination of speed and power.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Arizona's not on the water?||
Arizona's not on the water? What the fuck was the Alamo for??
|2 years 33 weeks ago||A friend of mine works in the||
A friend of mine works in the hotel industry and a few years ago became friends with a bodyguard for Motley Crue when the band was staying at his hotel. He hooked up the Crue and their security detail with low rates on some suites in his hotel. Ever since then, this security guard, who happens to be a former offensive lineman for Ohio, hits him up whenever the band he is touring with comes through town.
A few years ago he was touring with Them Crooked Vultures and got us into the show for free and back into what I guess is a "green room" after the show. TCV was a supergroup consisting of Dave Grohl, Josh Homme (Queens of the Stoneage) and, rock legend John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin. I talked to JPJ for about 10 minutes and took a picture with him. I didn't want to badger him with questions about Zeppelin becuase I just assume he hears that from everyone. We just talked about the custom basses he had made for him for that tour. Nice guy. He's really aged well considering how bad some of the other rock stars from the 70's look. I didn't talk to Josh Homme, but he seemed like kind of a dick but he was pretty drunk. Grohl was surrounded by a horde of people all night so I didn't even bother to try and talk to him.
The security guy has turned out to be an awesome hook up. In addition to that show I've seen Motley & Godsmack for free and he also got us into see Foo Fighters at the Metro in Wrigleyville the night before they headlined Lollapalooza last year.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||Rooting for Kuchar. Will be||
Rooting for Kuchar. Will be interesting to see if Na's slow play throws him off his game. Na will collapse.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||Yeah I've always laughed at||
Yeah I've always laughed at that part of the concert. Constant reminder that M lost the 1970 Rose Bowl. Great concert though. Hendrix was at his best with Band of Gypsies. Wish he lived long enough to record more with Cox and Miles.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Count Me In||
Got stuck working today while my coworkers and one of my buddies played golf with a tee time I reserved. Not to mention it was at a private club that's a bitch to get on, and the weather was perfect.
BTW, my in-laws arrived today for the weekend.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Hoke Point at 2:57 on M||
Hoke Point at 2:57 on M Replay
|3 years 9 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Potentially solid choice, but when the media finally picks up on the story that Craig James killed 5 hookers while at SMU they program will be buried for good.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
I watched the Super Bowl in Arenal when I was in CR last February. Great people.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||Yes, but Chrysler Purchaser||
Yes, but Chrysler Purchaser #43 =/= Player #5
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Not in the French Quarter,||
Not in the French Quarter, but the BBQ Shrimp at Pascale's Manale is awesome. Great oyster bar too.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Agree||
I can't stand DB's philosophy on uniformz, but if this senior class chose to play the Sugar Bowl wearing potato sacks I wouldn't have a problem with it. They've earned it. Hail, Team 132.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||My vote is for having it at||
My vote is for having it at Cat's Meow. Unfortunately Special K is controlling the karoke list all week and you can only sing Pop Evil, Journey and 7NA.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Trivia question||
Trivia question answer:
Mark Ingram and
oh jk lol!
I love that Tennesee fans are still bitter about Woodson's heisman.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||If UGA wins: The autobids||
If UGA wins:
The at-large bids go to:
LSU, Bama, Stanford and TCU(?)
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Yes but LSU (or Bama||
Yes but LSU (or Bama depending on how you look at it) would take our at-large spot if they are still ranked #1/#2 since UGA would be the AQ from the SEC.
We need LSU to drop to #3 and out of the title game (and BCS altogether) if UGA wins.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||If Oregon were to somehow||
If Oregon were to somehow lose this game what are the chances they fall outside the BCS top 14?
|3 years 13 weeks ago||One of the 3 Int's was||
One of the 3 Int's was returned for a TD. Believe Denard and TH are the only wolverines to account for 5 TDs against Ohio.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||UGA struggled to beat an||
UGA struggled to beat an awful Kentucky team in Athens last week. Perhaps they were looking ahead, but they haven't done anything all year to make me think they would kill Michigan. They're the first SEC East team ever to advance to the championship game without having even played any of the top 3 SEC West teams (Auburn is their crossover game and they drew Ole Miss and MSU). IME, M would throttle UGA in the Sugar Bowl.
|3 years 15 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
This is ridiculous. Fuck ESPN
|3 years 16 weeks ago||I'm surprised more people in||
I'm surprised more people in the media aren't talking about the "convenient timeline" for Sandusky's 1999 retirement that the author of this article addresses. When this story broke over the weekend the first thing that I thought of was the '99 Michigan/Penn State game and Sandusky's farewell tour with the Lavar Arrington/Courtney Brown led defense. I remember the retirement being addressed by the Musburger/Danielson crew. Even in 1999 nobody really had an explanation why Sandusky, then only 55 and with arguably his most talented defense ever, was retiring. Pretty obvious why now.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||Woo hoo!!!||
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Best WS game since 1993? 1||
Best WS game since 1993? 1 strike away from losing it twice(!) and a walk-off homer. Wow.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||The Ugly: The officiating.||
The Ugly: The officiating. Why wasn't the bubble screen/lateral fumble no-call reviewed? The explanation given by the announcing crew was that since the "player stopped" they couldn't rule it an immediate recovery. Looked like a pretty clear immediate recovery to me but the ball wasn't advanced after the whistle.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
John Smoltz & Kirk Gibson
|3 years 23 weeks ago||The best businesmen I know||
The best businesmen I know have very little knowledge about the technicalities of the products their companies sell.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Great post. I've come to||
Great post. I've come to believe over the last several years that the best head coaches are more CEO types than X's and O's gurus. Obviously, these skils are not mutually exclusive, but IME managment skills are far more important than technical skills when it comes to being a head coach. This is an interesting parallel between sports & business. The same reason certain head coaches can be successful even as the game changes around them (Paterno, Bowden, Holtz) is why career CEO's can bounce from compnay to company and turn them around. On the flipside you can examine X's & O's guys who climb the ranks only to fail when they reach "the top", most likely because of their lack of managment & people skills (RR & Morninwheg come to mind).
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Jesse is on the rise. Walt||
Jesse is on the rise. Walt spiraling downward.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Need these guys at corner||
|3 years 24 weeks ago||same here||
|3 years 24 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Muppets. Now I know it's real. Go Blue!
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Got about 3 hours of work to||
Got about 3 hours of work to do in AM
2pm Tee Time at Bear's Best Atlanta.
Grab a quick dinner, and should get home and showered up with about 1/2 or to spare before kickoff. Might as well take advantage of playing golf on a Fall Saturday now that it's starting to cool off a little. Hopefully the course isn't totally jammed with football is kicking into high gear.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||I went to the Alabama/Auburn||
I went to the Alabama/Auburn game last year in Tuscaloosa and it took 3 hours to get onto the interstate less than a mile away.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Brabbs' FG happening right in||
Brabbs' FG happening right in front of the student section is up there for me too. Just remember thinking it was over when Braylon, still wearing #80, dropped Navarre's pass on 4th down only to have it ruled a fumble by the officials. The good ole days of no booth review.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Nope, just a good ole country boy from south Georgia. JUCO transfer and former UGA recruit kicked off the team for incident of groping a girl at a bar, for which he was convicted of sexual battery and is probably a registered sex offender.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Two "begs the question"||
Two "begs the question" grammar tangents in last 2 days.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||If the plan is to have a||
If the plan is to have a winning record vs all opponents then DB should start w/ Cornell. 6 - 12 All-time.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Maybe...||
Hoke needs to start using another old Bo mantra...
|3 years 27 weeks ago||This post makes me wish I||
This post makes me wish I had more than 2 nickels to rub together during the 4 years I lived in Ann Arbor. Then again, I probably would have just spent it all on beer and Mr. Spots anyway.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Bell's certainly had the best||
Bell's certainly had the best late night greasy slice in my day.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Pollack is a hack. The radio||
Pollack is a hack. The radio show he co-hosts in Atlanta is only entertaining because the other guy, Mike Bell, is both hilarious and informed, and he carries the show.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||Looks to me like they are||
Looks to me like they are using different panels for the yellow block M. The gaps between the blue panels are the exact distance for the bases of each sides of the M, and the little gap fits for the "V" in the middle.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||So is it worth it to||
So is it worth it to overnight the application for arrival on Friday or is it likely a lost cause?
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Not one that really jumps out||
Not one that really jumps out at you, but I never get sick of watching Groundhog Day. Classic Bill Murray.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||You railed off 4 that I was||
You railed off 4 that I was going to post. +1. Surprised The Jerk didn't get mentioned more considering Brian's post the other day. Hot Tub is underrated. "Is cox still there? Is dix still there?"
Throw in Superbad, Hangover, Big Lebowski and Something About Mary.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Washington 2002 is the||
Washington 2002 is the correct answer.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Reairing on ESPN 2 right now.||
Reairing on ESPN 2 right now.
|4 years 9 weeks ago||Schefter on ESPN @ 3:00 pm||
Schefter on ESPN @ 3:00 pm re: 49ers coaching search.
"I think their first two targets would likely be Jon Gruden and Jim Harbaugh of Stanford. If they can convince one of those men to take that 49ers job, I think they'd be very happy with that."
Why would he report he "think's their top targets" include Jim Harbaugh if JH is likely going to be at M in less than a week?
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Haven't told this story in a||
Haven't told this story in a while, but what the hell...
Fall 2002 was my last semester before graduating. A buddy of mine had recently graduated taken a job in Ft Wayne, so a few other guys and I drove down there the Friday before the ND game. The plan was to party in FW on Friday night and make the trek to South Bend first thing Saturday morning. I didn't have a ticket in hand, but I had a little bit of cash flow because of a student loan check I had just landed. I think I went down there with $150 cash, which in relative terms seemed like 5 grand. Michigan was ranked in the top 10 and 2-0 after rolling Western and Brabbs' game winning FG against top 10 Washington.
My friend was living in this apartment community where there were probably about 30 identical buildings with 6 apartments units each. The community was walking distance from a bar called Pierre's which is probably where you'll end up too if you find yourself drinking in Fort Wayne, Indiana. After getting pretty sauced pregaming at his place we wandered over to Pierre's and proceeded to smack talk with ND fans throughout the night. End of the night rolls around and I'm walking out of the bar with this guy we used to call "Hi-roller" whereupon we find the other 3 guys in the process of getting arrested for a fight they had just gotten in with some ND guys. After trying to convince Hi-roller that he wasn't going to be able to convince the cops to let our buddies go he and I go our separate ways and I wander back to my buddies apartment community, while he goes on a solo mission to free our friends who are all sitting in the back of a police cruiser.
Next thing I know, I wake up on the floor outside the front door of my buddies apartment. It is probably about 9 or 10 am and a cop is tapping me with his foot telling me to wake up. Still pretty hazy about what happened the night before I explain that I must have gotten locked out of my buddies apartment and he tells me to knock on the door to have them let me in. I knock on the door and while I'm waiting for them to answer I realize that I'm not wearing any shoes. A little only lady answers the door at which point my credibility with the cop is gone and he takes me out to his car. In my drunken state I guess I couldn't figure out which building my buddy's apartment was in. While I sitting in this cops Bronco he looks up my drivers license info and discovers that I have a suspended license because of unpaid parking tickets in A2, and he tells me I'm going to jail if my buddy doesn't live somewhere in this complex. Ultimately, we find my buddies apartment and he lets me go. Fortunately, my buddies door is unlocked and I get into his apartment, but I don't have a cell phone to try and call the county jail so I have to walk, barefoot, to the campus of IUPU-FW to use a pay phone. FW county jail tells me my buddies are about to be released and will be out in about an hour. So I walk all the way back to my buddies apartment and manage to find his spare car keys and drive downtown to pick them up.
At this point it's almost noon. Kickoff is at 1:30 and we're at least an hour away from SB so things aren't looking good. While I'm waiting for my buddies to get processed and released, Hi-roller shows up at the jail as well. Turns out that he rode a shuttle bus into downtown to try and bail them out in the middle of the night. When the folks at the jail turned him away and told him to come back in the morning he proceeded to drunkenly wander around downtown Fort Wayne. After stumbling around downtown for a couple hours the shuttle bus driver sees him around 4am and tells him he's going to get robbed by some crackhead if he stays out all night and offers to let him crash on his couch.
By the time all is said and done, we get back to the apartment about 10 minutes before kickoff. Michigan plays a crap game and loses to a ND team that they should have beaten handily. The thing I remember most about this part in the '02 season was that Marlin Jackson was supposed to be the next Woodson. After the game we forego the second night of drinking and just drive back to Ann Arbor less than 24 hours before arriving in Indiana, in which time as a group we received 3 disorderly conduct tickets, 3 nights in jail, lost one pair of shoes (which I assume were stolen off my feet while I was passed out), and God only knows what happened with hi-roller at the bus drivers house. Eventually I made it to game in SB, when we spanked them in '06.
Cool Story Bro!
|4 years 12 weeks ago||Going to make the drive down||
Going to make the drive down from Atlanta.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||Still blows me away when you||
Still blows me away when you look back at all the 4th qtr comebacks in '99 led by Brady that he wasn't drafted until the 6th round. 4th quarter was a gem in this one.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||Tacopants putting in work||
Tacopants putting in work son. Sneaky bastard.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||I haven't gone back and||
I haven't gone back and watched the game again, but it seems like this week (and last) the defensive front has been too aggressive on 3rd and long and gotten burned on screens, cutbacks, etc.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||Completely baffled when Ezeh||
Completely baffled when Ezeh went back out there after Demens had his good first series. Good for RR for laying into GERG. No idea what his rationale could have been to put Ezeh back in after how Demens had just played.
Anxious to see Demens and Ezeh notes in defensive UFR this week.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||M loses to two top 10 teams||
M loses to two top 10 teams and suddenly beating 2 of 3 bottom of the pack/mediocre big 10 teams is a stretch.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||The guy next to him is||
The guy next to him is wearing a Lloyd Brady t-shirt!
|4 years 19 weeks ago||Great Scott!||
|4 years 19 weeks ago||428||
|4 years 20 weeks ago||I have no idea how you only||
I have no idea how you only have 184 pts w/ that avatar.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||This is the first time I've||
This is the first time I've smiled about M football since Denard threw the first pic on Satruday.
Hail! To THE KNOWLEDGE!
|4 years 20 weeks ago||I saw the guy get knocked out||
I saw the guy get knocked out on the golf course. It was pretty ugly. He never even saw it coming and was out cold for at least 5 minutes. Not that he deserved it, but he was right up in the mix.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||1. No flag in the||
1. No flag in the endzone: 10 years old. In front of the TV at my Mom's house. First time I ever really remember feeling passionate about Michigan. The one moment I can put my finger on being a "Michigan fan".
2. Charles Woodson defied logic and gravity: Sr year of HS. Watching game at home w/ my brother.
3. David Terrell was our only hope against the Plaxico: Spartan Stadium upper deck, soph year. One more possession and that game was ours.
4. Spartan Bob: Drove from A2 to EL on gamday and watched the game with a big group of folks on my buddies front lawn.
5. Braylonfest: Atlanta Alumni bar. 100% PCA
6. Mike Hart game: Cousins house.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||I have a feeling that Denards||
I have a feeling that Denards display in Schembechler Hall will look eerily similar to Ol' 98's.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Desmond.||
|4 years 21 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Did the QB just break his||
Did the QB just break his leg?
|4 years 21 weeks ago||tigerdroppings members||
tigerdroppings members probably boosting Peterson's vote count...homeauxs.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||He's gonna be the first alien||
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Maybe that's why they change||
Maybe that's why they change them every year...the uniforms, that is.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||This weekend Denard does what||
This weekend Denard does what Tom Brady couldn't.
...and the legend continues
|4 years 21 weeks ago||No way. I'd rather give them||
No way. I'd rather give them 30 sec and all 3 TO's than kick the FG w/ no time left.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||You win the puzzle...but it||
You win the puzzle...but it cost you 3 MGoPoints.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Just plugged in the||
Just plugged in the headphones. good idea. thx
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Just had a "Midas Touch" beer||
Just had a "Midas Touch" beer for the first time. Wasn't bad, but the grape flavor was a little much. Switching back to BL.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||This one is deadly||
This one is deadly considering both M and IU offensive schemes, but it's been a fun one for super bowl drinking games I've been involved in in the past.
Shotgun a beer for every TD scored out of a shotgun formation.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||+1 for you avatar. just||
+1 for you avatar. just keep posting.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Perhaps Six Zero could||
Perhaps Six Zero could contact Lloyd Brady (or more likely his agent) to interview him for the next MGoProfile
|4 years 22 weeks ago||tangent: we need mgostore||
tangent: we need mgostore shirts that just say "100% PCA"
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Another legendary chunkums||
Another legendary chunkums gif FTW!
|4 years 22 weeks ago||bump||
|4 years 22 weeks ago||dang...Lloyd Brady really is||
dang...Lloyd Brady really is everywhere!
...oh wait, Lloyd Carr ::yawn::
|4 years 22 weeks ago||wasn't he responsible for||
wasn't he responsible for Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction"?
...this thread belongs in the HOF.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||just watched that video on fb||
just watched that video on fb too and lol'd when I saw Lloyd Brady. MGoBoard was my first stop, figured it would be noticed already.
edit: looks like he's sporting a game worn Capital One bowl jersey. Nice digs.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Been to a handful of cfb||
Been to a handful of cfb stadiums around the southeast. Best game I've been to was Miami @ Clemson in 2005. Clemson lost in 3OT.
Most memorable non-Michigan moment I've ever witnessed in person was Knowshown Moreno hurdling a CMU defender a few years ago...truly jaw dropping moment. My brother (CMU alum) and I did represent pretty well in Athens though. We got there around 7am, had all of my tailgating gear and flew both a M and CMU flag on my 16 ft telescoping flagpole. We were the first to set up in the lot we were in, and the looks on the faces of UGA fans as they arrived were absolutely priceless.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||I was at this game||
I was at this game too.
What i actually remember most about that day was after we left the game we watched Iowa/PSU in the game where JoePa ran off the field like he was shitting his pants. That and those stupid inflatable "bats" that you smack together...thank god you don't see those stupid things much anymore.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||M & Alabama playing in Dallas||
M & Alabama playing in Dallas = Sold Out hotels, tons of money to the city
Any Texas team plays in this game and there is a major drop off in hotel revenue.
This is the same reason neither Georgia nor GT have played in the Atlanta kickoff game yet, and probably won't any time soon.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Pretty good chance JoePa||
Pretty good chance JoePa could be making his first (not the only) attempt for win #400 during this game.
That will be a wild atmosphere. ABC night game, Halloween weekend, JoePa sitting on 399 wins, Denard hype mahcine in full swing. Wow.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||How about "rout"||
How about "rout" Alabama.
Could Gary Daneilson gush over RM any more? Seriously.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||I was going to +1 this post||
I was going to +1 this post until I read your edit.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||Yup. And he's going to carve||
Yup. And he's going to carve his number into his chest right before the first snap.
Kinda like Billy in Predator.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||If I had a nickel for every||
If I had a nickel for every time I've heard a Gator fan say that the 2007 team was "their slowest team ever" I'd be a rich man. Well...maybe not rich, but I could probably buy a shitload of PBR in New Orleans.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||3 for 1 happy hour at all||
3 for 1 happy hour at all bars on Bourbon St.
Never been to Turtle Bay, but if you want cheap drinks you need to look no further than NOLA. Fun city.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||I was at the AU-Clemson game||
I was at the AU-Clemson game this weekend. No question it was a great atmosphere. When Clemson jumped out to their early lead I was pretty pumped because I thought it would be a good thing for the crowd to be "out of the game" when it came to Hart's experience. Of course Auburn clawed their way back in, and Clemson's crappy reciever dropped a TD pass to seal it and the crowd was pretty wild in OT. They have another tough game against South Carolina in Auburn this weekend. I'm sure Hart will be following this one closely. Hopefully the ol' ball coach and Marcus Lattimore can lay the wood and take some of the luster off Auburn.
I wish I taken the time away from tailgating to go down the the Tiger Walk and give Dee a "Go Blue" when he walked by...assuming they let the recruits walk w/ the team. Oh well.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||There needs to be an OT||
There needs to be an OT board.
Sooner than later.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||That one didn't work out so||
That one didn't work out so well for Drago
|4 years 23 weeks ago||Needle nose vice grips||
Needle nose vice grips
|4 years 23 weeks ago||Switch it up to snoop||
Switch it up to snoop style...Tanqueray and Chronic
|4 years 23 weeks ago||100% Pure Colombian||
100% Pure Colombian
|4 years 24 weeks ago||the angle of a woman's elbow||
the angle of a woman's elbow is about 7 degrees more than men's. still her's does look pretty creepy.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Awesome vid. Favorite line||
Favorite line from last weekend: "There's a lot of...green space!"
Green Space, bitches. Green Space.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Love this gem from Albom's||
Love this gem from Albom's freep article.
Way to give credit to the OL, RB's and WR who are leading the way for DRob. Is the defense incomplete? Sure. But it's annoying that he just lumps the whole team as "incomplete". Hard to call an offense incomplete when they put up 532 yards on the road against a quality opponent.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Careful, vintage Magnum PI||
Careful, vintage Magnum PI hats can be hard to come by.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Fall of senior year. Had||
Fall of senior year. Had just moved into an apartment at State and Packard with my younger brother. Didn't have a TV and woke up to my mom blowing up our landline that had been connected maybe the day before. She told me what was going on and I sprinted all the way to my buddy's apt at Liberty and Thompson to get in front of a TV. Went to my 10:00 class @ MLB which cancelled about 10 min in.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||That's not Touchdown||
That's not Touchdown Jesus....
...it's flash dilithium.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||I think Brian needs to hire||
I think Brian needs to hire this guy to help him w/ the UFR's. He really seems to know his shit.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||I was looking back at this||
I was looking back at this myself today as well. The kicking game as a whole is the most discouraging aspect of the teams performance Saturday. They squibbed it at least twice, and the deep kicks were line drives that didn't have much hangtime. I was going to calculate the UConn's average starting field position, but didn't get around to it, but despite the poor kicks, they only had really good starting field position once (one drive I think started at Mich 39). I hope that the wind played a role in the decision to squib the kicks.
Also, the missed XP looked to me like a bad hold by Dileo.
The kicking game makes me very nervous about the ND game. I hope we can light them up and not have to worry about it coming down to a FG late, but I won't be surprised if it does.