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|1 day 8 hours ago||10-seed Illinois made it to the tourney final in 2008||
before losing to a 26-4 Wisconsin team. That was after beating Minnesota in the final game of the regular season. So they won four in a row, which they hadn't done the entire season, even in non-conference. They finished 16-19 and still didn't make the NIT.
|1 day 22 hours ago||I have an old-as-shit fitted hat from undergrad still||
It has duct tape underneath the inner headband because the back of the brim started wearing through it. That hat saw a LOT of days. Too many days, really, because I really started looking like a dirtbag when I wore it to class. Oh well.
Personally, although I would never wear one, I do respect the blue hairs that bust out the U-M Tam o' Shanter. Rock on, blue hairs, just don't tell me to down in front....at halftime.
|5 days 10 hours ago||Anthony Thomas non-fumble against Illinois in 2000||
I had Illinois friends at the time, and oh God, that single play was the whole reason their team fell apart that year and it was the greatest travesty in sports history. Illinois fans have an incredible hatred toward Michigan, probably since the '89 final four game, and that call put more fuel on the fire for them.
|5 days 10 hours ago||Mentioned upthread, but Carlyle Holiday had a phantom TD as well||
In 2002. Replay reviews didn't start until 2005. I was at that ND game, and of course ND stadium was in the stone age with incandescent light bulb scoreboard and absolutely no in-stadium replay whatsoever (based on the ND boards I read and the fervent opposition to Jumbotrons, I assume they're still in the stone age). I'm surprised they didn't have an analog clock and a guy changing the scores by hand.
That phantom TD was at the complete other end of the field from where I was sitting so I had no idea that anything controversial had even happened. After the game, I regrouped with my tailgate friends that had tickets at that end of the field and they were all up-in-arms about it. I've never seen a replay of that play.
|6 days 3 hours ago||A few bad ones for me||
1. 5-0 Purdue. I didn't get past halftime of this game. Just not worth it. I had a raincoat over basically a light fall coat, but no gloves, so my hands went numb sometime in the 2nd quarter.
2. Home game against BC in '96. This was still the "I have no idea how to dress for games" phase of undergrad for me. 75 degrees or so before the game, huge cold front comes through with rain and the temp drops into the low 60s. I was in a T-shirt and shorts soaking wet. Not good times.
3. Fricking Utah game this year. Good lord the water. Didn't get a dry pair of socks until 10 pm when I got home. I'll have to remember to bring some spare socks and shoes if rain is expected.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||This is my exact point about office hours||
At the time, I thought the people that badgered the TAs during office hours were just looking to get their hands held so they didn't have to put in any effort (I was very stubborn then). But there are going to be homework problems that you simply cannot do. I think it's a sick joke by the professors -- "hey, let's throw this stupid problem at them and see how long they bang their heads against a wall before they give up." It's just not worth the frustration.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||So looking over the sample schedule here||
The classes are pretty similar to how it was when I went there (undergrad was '99). Many of the ol' professors are either retired or getting close to it, so there's a lot of new blood there. Fogler is still there from my understanding -- teaches 344 and his book is used by most schools. Good guy, very demanding class. He's getting up there in years, though, so I don't know if he'll teach it much anymore. The term with 344 and 360 at the same time was the hardest for me and you'll want to have the other two courses be fluff if you can.
Take MSE 250 for the material science requirement. Great course. Not hard and you learn a lot. It's good to see they made a mat sci requirement because pretty much everybody took MSE 250 for engineering elective anyway.
The schedule also looks really light on chemistry. We were required to take Chem 302. Think about taking 302 or p-chem. They're not easy courses, but it's your money and you might as well use it on a useful course instead of some weird thing (I took astro 101 and accounting for free electives, for instance). If you have any thoughts of grad school, I would definitely consider more chemistry.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||ChemE grad, bachelor's and master's||
I wish him good luck -- any engineering is a demanding degree. Tell him he should try to be social and don't brute force it by himself like I did. Meeting study partners is key and he shouldn't feel like office hours are a crutch for stupid people. I met very few people, never went to office hours, and it made homework and studying take forever. It took me so long that I started to run out of hours in the day to finish things. I would pull all-nighters on Friday. I should have swallowed my pride and realized I couldn't (and shouldn't) do everything by myself.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I have simpler memories: hall-wide Mario Kart N64 tourney||
I think it was a 32-man bracket with the finals on the lounge big screen. I got knocked out in the 2nd round. The winner was a guy that used to do time trials all day and would reset if every turn wasn't pixel perfect (he ended up dropping out because of the game). That game was a great community builder, even for someone like me that didn't play it much.
|7 weeks 4 hours ago||Last year, the top 5% of all donors came in at 542||
this affects big ballers only and I have a hard time being upset that their swanky tailgate next to the stadium costs them an extra $12.5k this year.
I'll keep punching my $20 into the Thayer lot and walk the mile.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||How is this difficult for the Ravens||
Vereen is covered up by an outside receiver, it's obvious he's not eligible
|8 weeks 6 days ago||I can't stand the number placement||
the Ole Miss 0 being in the same column as the TCU 2 is driving me crazy. If you're going to stack numbers on top of each other, at least have the ones column line up and tens column line up. Just simple, basic shit with the way numbers are supposed to be presented.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Holy crap that kick was an absolute rocket||
55-yarder and it was still halfway up the uprights
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Wow how do you let that ball bounce||
what an idiot
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Yardage is 319 to 18||
U-M looked better in the ND game
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Hard to blame them||
the IU game was cold enough for me, and that was in the upper 30s/lower 40s
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Wow, the weather in Minny||
15 degrees and light snow, oh boy
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Brabbs 44-yarder 2002||
I watch that play every once in a while and always get a little misty-eyed
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Not just Michigan...||
The B1G needs Penn State to be good again
AND Illinois to be good again
AND Purdue to be good again
AND Northwestern to be good again
The B1G needs to return to the late 90s era if they want respect on a national level. In 1999, the Big Ten finished with 7 of 11 teams in the final top 25. Now, we're lucky if we get 3 or 4 out of 14. That's pathetic and well beyond just Michigan sucking.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Those muggles paid for your education||
don't bite the hand that feeds you
|17 weeks 5 days ago||I had to pull an all-nighter on a Friday once||
|18 weeks 1 day ago||At least it wasn't a 0-yard pick six||
THAT was the worst play I've ever seen
|18 weeks 6 days ago||7 out of 11 teams in the final top 25 of the BCS||
(with OSU not being one of them) is damn good
Compare that to last year with 3 of 12 teams in the final top 25.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||IU probably going to the 4th string QB||
3rd string QB dude limping
|19 weeks 5 days ago||So I've been looking the QB performances from days past||
I decided to watch U-M/Northwestern from 2003; this is the one-handed Avant catch game. Navarre's senior year. Everybody remembers how much hate Navarre got, and obviously he got better as time went on, but just in this highlight reel he makes three throws that I doubt Gardner can make. Edwards and Avant catchability rules apply. OL pass protection ability is obviously better as well, but Navarre still gets rid of the ball much quicker. Makes the drop, gets rid of the ball.
0:33 -- doubt Gardner can make that throw. Not a small window there, there's plenty of room, but it required some zip on it and I haven't seen Gardner throw a regular run-of-the-mill rope in some time.
2:49 -- Doubt it, but not impossible for Gardner because it's a floater pass. He could get lucky, I guess.
5:07 -- Not a chance in hell. I doubt I've seen a pass like that in five years
|21 weeks 1 day ago||About Henery...||
It might be a bad idea to sign a FG kicker that somehow gets the ball to fly through the air sideways and instead of tumbling end-over-end like it should, the ball looks like a damn helicopter out there. Seriously, what did the Lions see in that guy that told them "this guy will solve all our FG issues!"
|21 weeks 3 days ago||OSU WR with the toes inbound then heels out of bounds catch||
PSU fans everywhere are going apeshit
|21 weeks 3 days ago||OSU with more yards in one quarter...||
than U-M had for the entire game last week
192 to 171
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Lloyd was a great coach||
No, he wasn't perfect and would Lloydball games away to Illinois in 1999 and to Purdue in 2000, along with others, but at least the team was ahead to Lloydball those games away. Keep in mind that those years were also the most competitive the Big 10 has probably ever been. Illinois, Purdue, and Northwestern were all good teams. 1999 featured SEVEN Big 10 teams in the final BCS poll and OSU wasn't one of them:
Wisconsin (4), U-M (5), MSU (7), PSU (11), Minnesota (18), Illinois (24), Purdue (25)
I would take a Lloydballed game every other year or so if the team could go 3-2 against the top 25 each year, including a win over the final #4 team in the country.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||I don't know what you expect of the guy in retirement||
the guy gave 27 years to the University, he doesn't owe them anything