chance of bowl: 13.6%
|6 days 5 hours ago||I agree as long as the wheels||
I agree as long as the wheels don't fall off Hoke's bus. I think 6-6 he gets another year but below that I am not sure. I hate Brandon with a passion, I am less feeling for Hoke, but again I wanted Rich Rod for at least another year as well.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Go! It's not like you get||
Go! It's not like you get together with your friends all the time. Maybe hang a banner at your tailgate "Fire Brandon" or some other more creative way of protest? Paint fire Brandon on your bare chest?
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I went to Tappan Junior High||
I went to Tappan Junior High and Huron with Ken Magee along with the three Schembechler step kids. As a kid he was a piece or work. He was a U of M cop, found this interesting.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||"Sky is Blue"||
Yes, and the sky is blue.
|5 weeks 8 hours ago||Not as scary as 69! Dam that is old||
Not as scary as 69! Dam that is old
|5 weeks 8 hours ago||By then||
By then the admittance rate will be <1% and you will need to be a transgender full-blooded Cherokee Mensa member to be admitted.
|5 weeks 8 hours ago||I hope I live than long||
I hope I live than long, it's depressing just thinking about how far out that is.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Great? Nope. Good, yes.||
Great? Nope. Good, yes. Below Michigan Tech, GVSU is damm close. Good school, great for some stuff but let's not polish that road apple to the north.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||If you look at the numbers||
If you look at the numbers GVSU is nipping at their heels. Is GVSU great then? MSU is a good school but far from great.
Those two schools are much closer than you realize
SAT's - push
Reading Math Writing
25% 75% 25% 75% 25% 75%
Grand Valley 480 615 510 620 460 590
Michigan State 430 580 540 680 460 580
(this just reinforces "can't read, can't write")
ACT's - MSU has the edge
Composite English Math
25% 75% 25% 75% 25% 75%
Grand Valley 21 26 21 27 20 26
Michigan St 23 28 22 29 23 28
GPA - Tossup
GVSU - High School GPA (mid 50%): 3.3 - 3.8
MSU - High school GPA: 3.4-3.9
Admission rate MSU - 71% GVSU - 82%
At my kid's high school MSU gives verbal admission decisions on the spot with no application.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Nice work||
I agree and think there is a cumulative affect. So the RR years were miserable but I thought it would get better with RR. I was not thrilled but OK with Hoke. We had a massive dose of luck in 2011 and I hoped the years of getting pantsed several times a year was over. Then 2013 happened. I don't have the patience to suck anymore, I had the patience for three years of RR but that is all gone. I generally support coaches and do not want to see Hoke gone but I just cannot put up with many more 2008-2010, 2013 years.
It's also easier to support the likable "going for 4th down Hoke" and not the "punt from the 37 we don't talk about injuries" paranoid Hoke. I am hopeful but impatient at the same time. I am getting tired of sucking.
I also used to be a Lions fan but they managed to beat that out of me during the Millen years. I no longer follow the Lions win or lose.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Thank you||
Thank you, I obviously agree. I don't need specifics but being somewhat forethcoming about injuries would be nice. I do not really like to figure out who is not playing by scanning the sidelines. I just think this is part of the tendency to say "fuck you" to the fans. Believe it or not we are customers and I like knowing who is going to play.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||What is sad is we could have||
What is sad is we could have run that offense many time but the stuborness of the coaching staff made us play like zombies on occassion. How many more games could we have won using that formula on occasion during the Carr years?
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I am old||
I am old and I think Michigan has more often has underachieved or been upset more than they have pulled the upset. Other than OSU in 1969 and through the Cooper years what were the big Michigan upsets when they deat a favored team? Or is is just that I remember the negatives? I remember a few times getting beatened by Minnesota, Iowa and others when we were highly favored. Maybe it's just that historically we have been good so being upset happens more frequently that upsetting other teams. Can someone rattle off some of our big upset wins outside of OSU?
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Not looking for questionable||
Not looking for questionable "may play" details but for guys that are obviously out for weeks aka Morgan. It would be nice to know what the timeframe is. If you like being in the dark, then have at it. I just like to know if something a guy is day to day or whether the guy is missing an appendage. You really think Miami would significantly alter their game plan if Hoke said Peppers was "probable" or "out"? I see it as just a power play by Hoke to tweak the media and fans. And I like Brady, but preferred the straight talking fergoshsakes Brady over the paranoid Ft. Schembechler Brady.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||As much as the punt was stupid, what is it about injuries?||
What is starting to irritate me about Hoke is less the stupid punt but the inability to talk about injuries. He is seemingly more insulated every day and what made him enjoyable to follow was his folksy demeanor which has mostly disappeared. If he is simply going to hole up in Schembechler Hall and feed us crap and lose games he is less appealing to me. One of the more refreshing things about RichRod was his willingness to discuss injuries. Why must Hoke protect such knowledge when my son sees Funchess walking around campus in a boot? It just seems childish.
|7 weeks 6 hours ago||My son had a similar||
My son had a similar experience in HS Football less the yips. Good freshman coach and loved it, dick JV coach and hated it. About 50% of the JV team never played another game. My son loves football but never wanted to play again. Dickhead coaches can do more damage that many people are aware. His big advice was "try harder".
|7 weeks 6 days ago||What about hydroseed trucks?||
What about hydroseed trucks? I bet Spartans love those trucks because they allow you to splatter green stuff all over the place.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I have a fantasy of driving a||
I have a fantasy of driving a large truck full of couches, several containers of lighter fluid and some boxes of matches and dropping them at strategic locations around campus during a big game, just to enjoy the game's afterglow.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||It's posts like these that||
It's posts like these that make be want to be able to buy downvotes, in bulk.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||How was the quality of video||
How was the quality of video on a slingbox?
|8 weeks 6 days ago||He is starting to move into my territory||
He is starting to move into my territory. Are they serving mini me's in Arkansas now?
|9 weeks 3 days ago||I asked, the wife said no||
I asked, the wife said no again. The kids are too old and I have no weed, can't locate the clubs. Man, what about that oline huh?
|9 weeks 6 days ago||The whole price elasticity||
The whole price elasticity thing escapes them.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Are you sure that isn't a butt feeling?||
Are you sure that isn't a butt feeling?
|11 weeks 10 hours ago||My dad was a boy scout usher||
My dad was a boy scout usher sometime in the early 30's, wish I had spent more time asking him questions about that.
|11 weeks 10 hours ago||Can you imagine the outrage||
Can you imagine the outrage there would be if a coed was passed up today? I remember my roomate always grabbing and handful of whatever he could on their way up.
|11 weeks 11 hours ago||1969 Missouri||
I was 11 and went with some friends because you could get tickets for a couple or bucks as a grade schooler at the gate. Michigan was crushed by Dan Devine's Missouri Tigers 40-17.
I remember having plenty of room to roam and watching from the box seats. Michigan used to set aside the first few rows with box style individual seats. These seats were lightly used as the sight lines were horrible before they lowered the field. We also spent time running around the wide open spaces of the upper end zone as there were only about 65k people there.
I wondered a bit about our new coach Bo after getting creamed.
At the time I was also a Packers fan and Dan Devine went on to coach the Packers.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Options I have a home in the||
I have a home in the Detroit suburbs. Comcast triple play, extra phone line (2 total), 3 HD boxes one digital box = $160 no HBO but BTN and the other basic stuff. Have to call and bitch periodically to knock down the price.
Cottage in northern Michigan - No cable, no reliable cell service (even with an external Wilson sntenna), no AT&T or Verizon offerings. Have internet with Mispot, a rural 4G internet provider (not many choices around here) $45 for 10gig of data. Also there is n the M22 Project in my area Wifi that is bigger $'s but unlimited data. For TV have Dish HD 200 channels does not include BTN but I can have it turned on for a day at a time for a couple of bucks - $55 for 1 HD TV. No cell service otherwise I would use my work provided 4G phone for data
Dish customer service has been great and they allow downgrading their service to about $5 a month if you don't want it for awhile. Not sure how Dish would be for multiple TVs.
I hate Comcast with a passion. We are considering a Slingbox for my son in A2 to cut his Comcast bill to just internt.
Anyone here have experience with a Slingbox for football games?
|13 weeks 1 day ago||As a bonus, he will get black||
As a bonus, he will get black lung from the smog in China.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||I hear||
I hear John Mason from the Pistons will be doing the stadium announcing too!
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Been going to games for 40+||
Been going to games for 40+ years. Also been to away games at ND, Purdue, Illinois, and MSU. OSU is easily the worst place for visiting fans. If you were to survey all Big Ten teams on the worst atmosphere for a visiting team OSU would easily come out on top for EVERYONE. That OSU sucks for opposing fans is not an urban legend nor is their vile nature limited to Michigan fans, everyone is treated like crap.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||And||
And make sure your Krav Maga skills are up to date
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Ypsi||
Ypsi, surburban Ann Arbor.
|17 weeks 13 hours ago||BooBoo|
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Depends upon how handy you||
Depends upon how handy you are. I have paid to have them done and have done my own. DO NOT use the big box installers from Home Depot or Lowes as those guys usually suck in my experience. Unless you are pretty skilled I would avoid doing them yourself.
I had a great deal of success by going to the local window/door company (Lee Wholesale) and using their installers. This type of company usually sells many brands of windows so they can give you the pros and cons of each. Wallside will sell you Wallside no matter what. Lee Wholesale was in New Hudson (near Novi, MI) but they have been acquired by ABC Supply - http://www.abcsupply.com/ and I don't know much about them. You might also want to check with Fingerle Lumber if you are in A2 and they sell windows and my have suggested installers. Overall check out a local independent window company before making a decision.
I checked out Renewal by Anderson and they were really pricy.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Band day has been credited to||
Band day has been credited to Canham. From DB's blog "Canham ... Band Day was just one of his ingenious ideas. He brought high school musicians -- and their parents, of course -- into Michigan Stadium to help create a special day of entertainment and Wolverine football." But I stand corrected as Wikipedia has it starting in the late 1940's.
I do think in season performance affects sales, but not season ticket sales for sure. You don't think winning brings more fans into the stadium that season? Or that losing causes no shows?
"wiped out by Don Canham to make way for the almighty dollar." Band Day was created to fill emply seats, once there were no longer 20,000 free seats for crappy games, it went away.
I do agree there is an attendance lag effect for on field performance both good and bad, but that can be exacerbated by price actions.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Ignoring history?||
"It's just a completely different time.
Just like comparing football teams from different eras gets you no where. Or coaches.
Bo Schembechler the coach could've and probably would've struggled in this era that we're in. Not just on the field, but all the off-field shit too. Maybe not, but to compare him to someone from today is kinda silly."
So things change. I guess JFK and Lincoln would suck as Presidents today. I believe people who perfomed well in the past have the capability to adjust and perform well today. I agree that comparing atheletes from different eras does not work perfectly, but administrators and coaches? I think in general top people would do well regardless of era. I think you could drop Canham and Schembechler in today and they would do just fine.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||No||
I have been going to games since 1969. When Canham took over he had something called band day to fill what was otherwise a half empty stadium for games against Northwestern. I used to buy walk up student tickets (K1-12) for $2. Typically sellouts were only a couple of games a year. He took that and with Schembechler building the product on the field, turned it into years of sellouts and a waiting list.
Michigan home attendance
Oh by the way, the winning cures everything crowd? In 1964 when M when to the Rose Bowl, attendance was
If DB continues his policies you will see an inverse of this chart.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||I think it is related to toe||
I think it is related to toe jam or maybe smegma. I think you need bleach to get that out
|17 weeks 2 days ago||I hear they will be providing||
I hear they will be providing fur lined jock straps with the Noid embroidered on them for the first 5000 in attendance at the PSU game. I think it's a premium left over from DB's Dominos days.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||It's amazing||
"past the inflection point where higher prices actually reduce gross revenue."
It's amazing that the concept of price elasticity continues to escape people. It will be interesting if they continue to make this mistake or begin to understand the relationship between the product and the price.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||I got this in an email a couple of days ago, $40 for App State||
Starting this evening, exclusive to Michigan Football Season Ticket Holders only, you can take advantage of a limited time 'Family & Friends' offer to the 2014 Home Opener, Michigan vs. Appalachian State. For $40 per ticket, a ticket price that only Michigan FootballSeason Ticket Holders have access to, you can purchase up to four (4) single-game tickets located in the north endzone through Friday, July 11 at 5 p.m.
|18 weeks 9 hours ago||Just tiring of the level of||
Just tiring of the level of coverage it gets here and elsewhere. As a non soccer fan I would rather have coverrage of M baseball recruiting over the World Cup. Basically anything Michigan related over the World Cup, especially on Mgoblog. But I understand Mgoblog is Brian's gig and soccer is one of his passions.
I'd say the same thing if ice dancing had been covered here at length.
|18 weeks 9 hours ago||I don't get it.||
I find watching bowling and golf more compelling than soccer. Give me girls softball over soccer anyday. Only the WNBA would fall below soccer. I just don't get it. Neg away.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks, just donated!||
Thanks, just donated!
|23 weeks 5 days ago||I asked for an upgrade within||
I asked for an upgrade within my current PSD tier. I think all I could do is move about 1 section over before I hit the edge of my PSD area.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks. I also got this||
Thanks. I also got this email earlier this week.
"Thank you for your commitment to Michigan Athletics as a donor and football season ticket holder. We are excited to make you aware of some limited availability in our premium seating areas for the 2014 football season. Premium Seating is an opportunity to support all 31 teams, while enjoying the ultimate gameday experience!
Limited Premium Seating options currently exist in the following areas:"
So those seats are not flying off the shelf either.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Since when||
Since when is $6.6 billion in annual profit a sinking ship? Obviously not leading edge in everything but Watson and some of their software is pretty good.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||My concern||
I am in section 40 as well and asked for my tickets to be improved within the same PSD tier. I have the money now but plan to retire in a few years and don't want to be tied to an ever increasing PSD in future years. Depending upon how much of an increase we see I may move back to the end zone or drop tickets altogether in a few years. If I was in my 30's or early 40's I might look for an upgrade.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||I did a similar thing. I||
I did a similar thing. I used to donate to the athletic department. With PSDs I figured that is my new donation and I no longer give beyond that. I wonder how much PSD dollars have offset by reduced donations?
|26 weeks 1 day ago||EL cops are pricks. The||
EL cops are pricks. The bring on part time cops, sheriffs, etc to crack down on drinking, especially kids wearing Michigan gear. DO NOT drink outside in EL.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Yes||
Yes, I think there is a chance that those tickets will go unsold. Remember there is no longer a waiting list for season tickets. btw I am a sheep that had been buying season tickets for 20+ years and been going to games since 1969.
They are overestimating the strength of the "brand".
|26 weeks 5 days ago||I agree||
I too was a bigger fan before college and a few years after college. There was a crapload more going on in college between school, work and trying to find a job. Basketball was also a top dog ('76 - '80) in those years. When I was a kid I could devote my life to fandom and now I have more time and money I can do the same.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||I think we all could deal||
I think we all could deal with a ok product if we weren't treated like shit the rest of the time. The cost of parking, food, seat cusion rentals... I feel like I need to keep checking my wallet to make sure it's still there. In the old days I felt like I was treated with benign neglect. They left me alone and I enjoyed the game. Now I feel like I am sitting in the the timeshare sales pitch.
I enjoy going to games, but I wish they were not trying so hard to fleece me out of every last dollar.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Agreed||
I renewed this year but my profile matches yours. They seek input but do not seem to listen.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Have you seen the price of||
Have you seen the price of Pistons tickets lately? Evidently the economics department has not informed the Athletic department about the concept of price elasticity. Prices can go up until the product no longer equals the value/demand. I'm not comparing 1997 to today, just comparing 2013 with the crappy slate of games in 2014.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||But||
But only if you call within the next 24 hours!
|29 weeks 11 hours ago||Nice||
Nice! Any chance we could get the occasional recruit that doesn't need to gain 20+ lbs (with the exception of McGary)? I am harkening back to the days of Buch Wade and Richard Reliford. Or even Loy Vaught.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Would Akron become||
would Akron become THE University of Akron?
|30 weeks 5 days ago||Better than 5?||
Better than 5? Try 25. It's not going to get better.
|34 weeks 4 days ago||This ahould be your avatar to match your screen name||
|34 weeks 6 days ago||No, No, No and No. Dumping||
No, No, No and No. Dumping Jessica Alba? No!
|36 weeks 2 days ago||They are not telling him where||
They are not telling him where, but they are telling him where NOT. They are just saying not State. I think it is reasonable for a parent to have some say. If your child has better options and that child can't convince you why they want option A (especially if academically below options B, C and maybe D) then I see their point.
If they believe the atmosphere at State precludes him from getting a quality education then I think it is their right as parents to have him explore other options. I bet if he had a great argument for State other than "the party life is better" - for example he aspired to be a Vet or go into Packaging or Advertising then I doubt he would be in this situation.
|36 weeks 2 days ago||"whoever smelt it dealt it"||
"whoever smelt it dealt it"
|37 weeks 3 days ago||Look at the stats||
MSU is much closer to GVSU than U of M in terms of accepted and enrolled student stats. MSU is a good state school that is not recognized nationally. Not to say that anyone from MSU can't outperform a person from M in the job market (becasue some do obviously) but the two really are not in the same class. MSU acceptance rates are 73% and Michigan is less than 40%. GVSU? About 80%. Look at ACT's, GPA's etc and you will see a huge difference.
Visit here http://www.parchment.com/c/college/college-2-Michigan-State-University.html and look at the peer colleges and then visit the Michigan page and look at peer colleges.
|37 weeks 6 days ago||It is much harder than a few years ago||
My company offers a college coaching service, both reviewed my kids grades, ec's, scores and their essays and said Michigan was "just right". Both were instate legacy kids.
My son (applied Fall of '11) had similar stats to the poster. My son played varsity sports had about a 3.5+ with all honors, IB, and AP classes and a 31 ACT and did not get into M LS&A.
My daughter (appllied fall of '13) had about a 3.7 with I think a 29 ACT with similar classes and was a competitve dance team and did not make it into Engineering.
I think the Hight School you come from makes a big difference. I mentioned a hook earlier. You need to find something thast makes you stand out and make that part of your application and essay. Being from TN alone might help.
It is much much harder to get in than just a few years ago.
BTW they treat alumni like shit so don't expect any bump for your kids by being an alumni.
|37 weeks 6 days ago||Both my kid had similar stats||
Both my kid had similar stats (slightly higher ACT, lower grades, A-), in state 3rd generation legacy and it was a no for both. My son transfered in a year later and is now a junior at Michigan. It is really hard to get into Michigan without some kind of hook. That said you look like you have a good chance. It depends upon the quality of your High School and the program you are applying to.
Spend time on College Confidential as they have a whole thread on topics like this and you can see the stats of people who were accepted and rejected
|38 weeks 4 days ago||That was a mugging||
That was a mugging, I was surprized M to overcome it. MSU looks like Wisconsin of old on steroids. That one Sparty jackass Russel somebody was talking trash and he is a senior that almost never plays. Gary Harris is good and I didn't see him talk at all.
|41 weeks 3 hours ago||I like it||
I think he would be a decent choice. State did reasonably well under him and he might know a thing or two on how to handle MSU's defense and coached with Hoke previously,
|42 weeks 6 days ago||Something substantial||
"Whatever he did was bad enough to warrant a suspension from Dantonio. "
This is the key. Dantonio would gloss over anything minor (as he has done many times in the past) so this has to be something substantial.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||Those two schools are much closer than you realize||
Those two schools are much closer than you realize
SAT's - push
Reading Math Writing
25% 75% 25% 75% 25% 75%
Grand Valley 480 615 510 620 460 590
Michigan State 430 580 540 680 460 580
(this just reinforces "can't read, can't write")
ACT's - MSU has the edge
Composite English Math
25% 75% 25% 75% 25% 75%
Grand Valley 21 26 21 27 20 26
Michigan St 23 28 22 29 23 28
GPA - Tossup
GVSU - High School GPA (mid 50%): 3.3 - 3.8
MSU - High school GPA: 3.4-3.9
Admission rate MSU - 71% GVSU - 82%
At my kid's high school MSU gives verbal admission decisions on the spot with no application.
|43 weeks 4 days ago||Same here||
I love the Phoenix area and had fun at the Sugar Bowl a couple of years back. Normally a flight to Phoenix is cheap but not around this game. When I went to the Sugar Bowl I was able to use frequent flyer miles and even buying airline tickets was not bad then (<$450).
Also I learned to never buy the University tickets for a bowl game as you can get them much cheaper through other channels. I stupidly bought Sugar Bowl tickets from Michigan and then significantly upgraded my seats for about 1/5th the price I paid for my "official" tickets from Michigan.
|44 weeks 1 day ago||All are from Jersey or New York?||
All are from Jersey or New York?
|44 weeks 1 day ago||More importantly, was he eating with The Situation?||
Does anyone remember when the term "flamer" was an insult? Now Mike Valenti is a flamer in more than one sense. I'm sure he will sue and he and Snooki can take that settlement cash to buy a big house on the New Jersey shore.
|44 weeks 1 day ago||I was wondering ir someone||
I was wondering if someone would reference those years. I was at the '73 10-10 tie as a kid and not ending up going to the Rose Bowl that year may have been the most disappointing event ever. All of their 1973 wins were by 14 points or more. The most points Michigan gave up in any game was 13 and gave up less than 7 points in 7 of their games.
As Don mentions there was no booby prize in those years.
For football 1984 was a bad year. Started as a top 10 team and lost to MSU, OSU etc and finished 6-6. Jim Harbaugh got hurt and the season swirled down the toilet.
|44 weeks 3 days ago||We all know that the spread||
We all know that the spread can't work in the Big Ten /S
|45 weeks 4 days ago||Only Columbus ordinances||
Only Columbus ordinances allow the use of coolers as porta pottys. As I understand it, it is frowned on in the rest of the civilized world. But if you are in Columbus I think you can do anything you have seen on Animal Planet as long as you are wearing scarlet and gray..
|45 weeks 5 days ago||Agreed||
As a small time contributor (both content and $'s) and a frequent lurker I wholeheartedly agree with what Brian is doing. MGoBlog is not a democracy and not everyone gets a vote. We're visiting Brian's house and we should have some basic etiquette and not take a big dump in the middle of his living room. As friends we can have a civil disagreement, even get pissed and walk out, but don’t drink too much and punch his brother in the face and grab his wife’s ass, in other words don’t be a dick.
|46 weeks 10 hours ago||Cheering for OSU||
Evil scale - Dantonio > Meyer
|46 weeks 10 hours ago||Agree||
Has MSU beaten a team currently ranked? I want them to lose by 50.
|50 weeks 5 days ago||I agree. I was born and||
I agree. I was born and raised in Ann Arbor and graduated from M in '80 and had many Sparty friends. I went to a few games with Sparties in the 80's and it was a civilized rivalry. I sense a darkness creeping into the rivalry that did not used to be there. It may be that MSU winning has simply emboldened Sparty fans.
In looking back I don't remember hating MSU coaches like Perless or Saban or OSU coaches like Tressel or Cooper but think Dantonio is a dick at the level of Woody Hayes. I know my dislike for MSU has really ramped up since he became coach. I think he condones and encourages dirty play. I have no problem with Izzo even when he was regularly destroying us.
It's interesting people choosing MSU as a backup to Michigan. I applied to 3 schools, Michigan, MSU and Western. I remember getting my MSU acceptance letter "You are a Spartan!" and feeling dirty. I've raised both my kids as Michigan fans and neither would even apply to MSU even though I encouraged them to do so (the damage had already been done by then). I think journalism and other degrees hospitality, landscape architecture, etc make a case for attending MSU, but I would have chosen a lesser school rather than attend MSU. I know that is not logical.
|50 weeks 5 days ago||Two things||
Two things about your story ring true:
1. Michigan has a large contingent of arrogate asses (to quote famous MSU coach Daryl Rodgers). It's only after getting into the working world that it get's tempered.
2. Many MSU grads are insecure about their school (not attributing this to the author of this thread). It's a good school with lots to offer but many grads will bristly at anything they see as a slight to their institution. The institution "chip on the shoulder" is massive.
Both of these are rank generalizations but I think those two issues will always have you caught in crossfire.
I'm glad you are on our side and am proud to have you a member of the Wolverine Nation.
|50 weeks 5 days ago||Nice||
Neither of mine would even apply to MSU. One is at Grand Valley and one at Michigan, both were very good students but Michigan is a bitch to get into now. There are plenty of other alternatives to MSU as a second choice if not Michigan. My wife was not happy that my kids would not consider MSU. I would have been fine if they attended MSU but the brainwashing was too intense for them to consider it.
|50 weeks 6 days ago||I was at that 10-10 tie game||
I was at the 10-10 game featured in the upcoming Tiebreaker special. I was about 15 at the time. The general consensus was that a tie would send Michigan to the Rose Bowl. The rule of thumb was that you did not send the same team tto the Rose Bowl wo years in a row and that it would be Michigan's "turn". Remember this when it was the Rose Bowl or nothing, there were no other bowl alternatives for Big Tem teams.
Still pissed 40 years later, and another reason to hate Sparty for their vote.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Switched to using GA so my||
Switched to using GA so my typo's would be fewer.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Me too||
I know. I thought that was how it would work. I think if they used first come first served GA seating the student section would look much more filled that it is now. I know many students are pissed by arriving early and being forced into poor seats. For those few hundred that want to be sit in the first 5 rows that is great but it sucks for everyone else.
Think if every section of the stadium was forced into filling every seat, the top rows for games like Minnesota would be empty but it's masked by having empty seats through the section.
The way they are seating the students now makes any no shows obvious.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||This is exactly right. There||
This is exactly right. There is no GA seating as you are assigned a seat (given a specific ticket with a seat and row number) at entry to the stadium. My son has gotten crappy seats by showing up to early. For crappy games the new policy actually encourages late arrival so you can get seats higher up! General admission seating (first come first serve) would be much better as you could choose your seat.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||The students are being forced to sit in lower rows by design||
There is no attraction to the lower rows, the students are being forced there. See my 5 other posts in this thread on why that is.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||GA is causing empty seats||
GA is causing empty seats by not actually being GA. You are assigned a seat at admission to the stadium and the ushers are forcing students to take assigned seats. Have you seen the army of ushers in the student section? Arrive early and get crammed in a low row. Arrive late and sit where you want.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||The students can't spread out||
btw the students can't spread out as they are given a specific seat at entry and the ushers are enforcing that seat. That is why everyone is crammed in lower until the game starts.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||THERE IS NO GA!||
There is no GA seating as you are assigned a seat at entry to the stadium (the ushers hand you a ticket). Get there early and end up in row 10.
You actually get crappy seats by showing up too early. For crappy games the new policy actually encourages late arrival so you can get seats higher up! Genetal admission seating (first come first serve) would be much better as you could choose your seat. This would alievate the blank spots and would force late arrivals to have to find a seat.
As it is now arrive early, get crammed in with other students in low rows as the ushers are enforcing you sitting in the seat on your ticket, or arrive late and get a seat row 50 or higher.
It's the implementation of GA that sucks.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Agreed, this is a panic move.||
Agreed, this is a panic move. Anybody remeber David Terrell playing defensive back for Michigan for a bit? I think that may have been against NW's spread. That did not go well.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||How do they let pictures like that become public?||
I understand how a candid picture might make you look bad, but how in the world does that Pelini picture see the light of day? Same with the Paul P picture last week. Both pictures look like they were taken post opt from a prefrontal lobotomy (less the scars and bandages) - glazed vacant looks.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||For Brandon can't we work this theme in?||
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Agreed||
There was a $75 fee (can't remember if it was per ticket) for end zone seats. I asked for a tickup upgreade and got moved one whole section for $300 additional. Seems like I spent nearly a grand for 2 tickets in section 41 by the time all fees were paid.
I'm no economics major but I think DB is discovering that he is hitting the high end of what people will pay.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Word!||
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Jackass||
Yes, let's beat that dead horse some more.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Yes, I'm sure his girlfriend||
Yes, I'm sure his girlfriend is much hotter....
|1 year 11 weeks ago||I'm sure DB got calls and||
I'm sure DB got calls and emails. I sent him an email and got this response yesterday:
|1 year 11 weeks ago||I too have a large ass, but||
I too have a large ass, but mine requires the appropriate seat padding.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||NFL banned cushions but..||
The NFL banned cushions but for stadiums with bleacher seating like Michigan Stadium (Green Bay and Buffalo) they are allowing cushions - http://www.fox11online.com/dpp/sports/packers_and_nfl/green-bay-packers-say-seat-backs-and-cushions-will-be-allowed-at-lambeau-field-for-2013-season
So if this policy stay in place we will have the only cushion banned stadium with bleacher seating.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||I've heard the first 8 ounces||
I've heard the first 8 ounces will be free!
|1 year 11 weeks ago||New product idea. Pants with||
New product idea. Pants with a build-in seat cusion, Or a couple pair of depends - dual use!
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Because you must have a large||
Because you must have a large soft ass that you love to place on a hard plank for hours on end.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||I could give you a driving||
I could give you a driving tour and point out Bo's first Ann Arbor house on Arlington, Canham's house on Newcastle and Bob Ufer's house on Glenwood. Ufer drove a maize and blue Buick I think.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Yes, sorry about that||
Yes, sorry about that but I just don't have any friends....
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Do I just drop it along the||
Do I just drop it along the side of the road to the nearest cable connection or buy 80 miles worth to get to Wisconsin?
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Ticket upgrade = moar PSD||
I asked for an improvement to my seats. I got an email today saying they could improve my seats but i had pony up some additional PSD $'s. Sent them another $350, I'll see what I end up with.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||I'm all about capitalism and||
I'm all about capitalism and don't mind someone making a buck, but I fucking hate Comast wth all my essense. As you suggest some competition would be helpful. I have Dish at my cottage and it is about 100 times better than Comcast, but no high speed internet, nor phone.
We stll have an appaling lack of competion for TV and high speed internet at the moment.
This thread is great but still my only choice for high speed internet at the moment is Comcast, so even if I drop TV and do VoIP I still have to deal with those assholes at Comcast.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||There were a series of articles in the WSJ||
There were a series of articles in the WSJ that addressed this. I think you have to be a subscriber to read the articles but this entry has some of the details.
Sounds like the rules are arcane and most devices don't affect onboard electronics. Seems like there is still some concern about cellphones. But no reason to apeshit about it on a plane.
I wish they had lit her up with a tazer but that would have lead to a lawsuit.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Come on, this was a segment of Hardcore Pawn, right?||
Come on, this was a segment of Hardcore Pawn, right?
|1 year 17 weeks ago||One thing to boost donations||
As a Alumni parent with children who have applied to (and one currently enrolled as a transfer) Michigan I can tell you alumni are given zero advantage when it comes to admission. In fact I think Michigan prides itself in having blinders on when it comes to legacy status. They claim there is some advantages to alumni children in admissions but I can't see it.
I no longer give to Michigan other than the athletic department.
Michigan make little effort to to try to assess, gauge or take into consideration passion for the university when it comes to admissions. I understand about the common app and the increased difficulty of gaining acceptance but Michigan makes zero effort to even make it appear like they give a shit about alumni when it comes to admission.
That said they can do whatever they like, just don't expect me to send more donation money to help pad the endowment.
My kids got into Case Western (engineering) Univ or Illinois and others but could not get into the school my father, wife and I attended?
|1 year 18 weeks ago||LinkedIn is good for both job||
LinkedIn is good for both job listings and better yet networking. The best luck I have had is to identify the companies I wanted to work for and approach them directly either through HR or someone on LinkedIn. They sometimes do not have open positions but will often talk to you, especially if you have made a decent case for why you think you would be a good fit for their company. It shows some initiative because you have already done some homework on them.
I'm not an engineer but I think that apprach would still work.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||I think I went to a Moby||
I think I went to a Moby Benedict camp but it was so long ago I can't remember. I did get to meet Bill Freehan, Willie Horton and that dickhead Denny McClain at a Huron Valley Bank promotion. Denny was a dick and late as usual.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||I went to school with Brian||
I went to school with Brian Fingerle, does that top your story?
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Another Softball (i.e.||
Another Softball (i.e. limited athletic ability) story. I played against Dave Gallagher a former All-American defensive tackle who played for Michigan 1971–1973 and in the Bears 1974-1979.
I was playing 3rd base and played as deep as I could without totally embarrasing myself (couple of feet into the outfield grass). I made a diving catch of a line drive off his bat. Sheer luck I am sure.
The neat thing about playing softball in Ann Arbor in the summers is you would be playing against Michigan athletes from all sports (a fair amount of hockey players).
I remember playing agains a track and field guy (shot put I think). He hit the ball so hard it was oblonged. I've never seen anyone deform a softball before.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Where is the rest of the||
Where is the rest of the story you submitted to Penthouse?
|1 year 18 weeks ago||GET OFF MY LAWN!||
GET OFF MY LAWN!
|1 year 18 weeks ago||There has to be a cost of moving||
There has to be a cost of moving unless your parents live in an RV. As someone approaching your parents age I do think it would be creepy if they followed you. Also it's not only you that need to develop on your own but your parents have to develop a life without their kids.
The whole empty nest thing is something your parents need to adjust to. Be an RA and start living on your own it will be best for everyone.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||You are a great Dad!||
You are a great Dad!
|1 year 18 weeks ago||My son would draw a picture||
My son would draw a picture where the superhero was dressed like Michigan and the villians were dressed in MSU and OSU gear.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||No guarantees||
Getting into colleges like Michigan and Harvard is a bitch these days. Michigan had 46,000+ applications for 4,000 spots. I'm sure Harvard is much more difficult. My kids are smart but don't go to a private High School that is a feeder to top colleges. Much like football recruiting, you just never know what is going to happen.
I think from a name perspective Harvard is superior. It's interesting to see all of the angst on site like college confidential about schools and ratings. For christ sake some components of life should not simply be about achievement. I'd advise my 12 year old daughter to give some thought about what is important to her and talk about life balance. Some people thrive on the challenge of being the best and some are consumed by it.
Mamby pamby words from a Ross grad no less.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Yes||
Yes, ask open ended questions next time :-)
|1 year 18 weeks ago||My daughter is headed off to||
My daughter is headed off to college but attended every home football game with me last year. She was waitlisted at Michigan and is planning to attend GVSU (I really liked our visit to Hope). My son will be a junior at Michigan next year. Neither of my kids would even apply to MSU which did not make my wife happy (M grad but thought MSU should be in the picture).
My daughter is not a big enough fan to read MGoBlog but my son is a huge U of M fan and has been for years.
BTW for anyone expecting your status as an alumni to help with your children's admission, you will be disappointed. I'm second generation alumni, my wife is an alumni, my son is a current student and my daughter is in the middle 50% on grades and scores for people accepted to U of M, but still no dice. As far as I can tell alumni status makes zero difference. Not even a tiny bit.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Is it true Michigan State||
Is it true Michigan State also has one for farm animals?
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Waffle fries are now pissed!||
Waffle fries are now pissed!
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Yum Brands is HQ'd in||
Yum Brands is HQ'd in Louisville and owns Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut so you are not far off. They used to be owned by Frito Lay, think of the names they could have used. btw whatever happened to the Frito Bandito? I loved the pre PC days!
|1 year 21 weeks ago||1. Denard Robinson2.||
1. Denard Robinson
3. John Wangler
5. Larry Cipa
I met Rick Leach a few times in school and I thought he was a dick, so he is off the list.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Where to I sign to support the GA for students?||
Where to I sign to support the GA for students?
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Staying makes sense to me||
I think staying would enable him to improve his stock. Work more on his handle, be the primary scorer next year, get stronger. I think he gets better and has better stats if he stays. I don't see how his stock goes down if he stays next year but could see it going up.
I have not see enough our of GRIII to think he will be a great NBA player, too many holes in his game right now. McGary is the most NBA ready from an athletic standpoint but I think he really needs at least another year to work on skills.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Bimbo's, Pretzel Bell,||
Bimbo's, Pretzel Bell, Village Bell...
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Shields!||
I worked in Southfield for years and Shields was more convienent than the Buddy's in Farmington Hills. I like Cottage Inn but Shields is better. I've never tried Jets as their crappy commercials made me think they sucked.
I'm on a diet so no Pizza for me for awhile.
I worked at Domino's HQ in Ann Arbor in the late 90's and they would deliver a hot pie to your desk. You could not just get a slice, contributing to my current weight siuation years later. For some reason a Domino's Pizza at HQ was pretty good. Plus you could volunteer to "help out" in the test kitchen by trying new pies, dough etc
|1 year 29 weeks ago||I often think of dropping off||
I often think of dropping off couches, lighter fluid and matches on game day in East Lansing to just make sure they have enough material to get the party started!
|1 year 29 weeks ago||That looks like||
That looks like the water cascading down the stairwell after an early 80"s water fight in West Quad. The football players broke out the fire hoses. As remember we got fined for that. Thankfully we were not on the ground floor.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Missing my season ticket points||
All looks to be good except I am missing my Season Ticket points. They have combined my alumni status with my wife for 40 points which is nice.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||As much as I dislike the "States", I hate Wisconsin more in BB||
As much as I dislike the "States", I hate Wisconsin more in BB. I hate Bo Ryan, I hate his style, I hate the "we're unathletic so we will mug our way to wins". Glad to see them gone.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Free throws!||
Purdue was 11th in the Big Ten in Free Throw %. They hit nearly 85% last night I think. If they had shot their average from the line it would have been less of a game. Our rebounding does blow however and I saw laziness in getting back on the break. Hopefully they can cure that.
There were a few times on the Purdue break I was yelling "stop the ball!". Also a lack of charges taken was surprising, must have been poor defensive rotation.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Basketball 1977||
1977 Michigan beats # 1 Marquette 69-68 at Crisler. Crisler was rocking and our point guard Ricky Green was limping around with a leg injury. That Marquette team went on to win the National Title.
1969 Michigan beats OSU in Bo's first year
2nd Braylon Fest
|1 year 35 weeks ago||A new George Woodard?||
He was only 280lbs. Texas A&M ran him into the Michigan line 40+ times in a lopsided loss to Michigan in the 1970's.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||MSU is not the only alternative||
Neither of my kids would even apply to MSU as a backup plan, both chose GVSU as a backup - which is nipping at MSU's heals academically speaking. One of my kids is at Michigan after a year at GVSU and the other will be at either Michigan or GVSU this fall. So feel free to bash away!
I tell everyone considering MSU to look at GVSU instead.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Even as a kid I thought||
Even as a kid I thought getting someone's autograph was weird. I don't think memories require a signature but that is just me.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||If they can||
If they can only get Jeff Defran off permanently that would be great. Has to be the least informed and most ignorant guy on that station.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Close only counts in||
Close only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades and DRIVE IN MOVIES.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Have you ever held a job?||
Have you ever held a job? You don't burn bridges because someday you might want to be a coach and need an endorsement, or need a letter of recommendation. You might need a job and a well connected Dave Brandon might be able to help. If the players are smart they want to leave on good standing with a powerful man who can help in the future.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||A decent schedule that does||
A decent schedule that does not involve sending games to Jerryworld. No more games with Div II teams like App State. I think he has done well which makes his minor mistakes more obvious.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||I disagree, both Canhan and||
I disagree, both Canhan and Martin were self made entrepreneurial millionaires. Brandon has risen up the corporate ranks and has done extremely well. I'll take a successful entrepreneur over a corporate manager many times
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Excellent. I think that is||
Excellent. I think that is part of the DB problem. It's sometime less his message than how he delivers it. "condescension and dismissiveness toward those who view things differently" is spot on.
I think if he did not sometimes appear to be a dick his message would be better received. He strikes me as CEO who sometimes does not give a damm about his minions.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||I think he has done a decent||
I think he has done a decent job. I don't mind the money grab, but sometimes he seems like a sanctimonious prick. He makes lots of decisions with little input from the football stakeholders (from my perspective). Crappy scheduling, move of the home game to Dallas, odd uniforms, screaming promotional efforts are on the downside. Reworking facilites, hires have been good.
I would give him B so far.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||You are a dumbass if you||
You are a dumbass if you think a player leaving has nothing to lose by burning the Brandon bridge. Brandon is wealthy, powerful and has contacts throught the business and sports world. Your best interest would be to make no waves.
Maybe the players do like them but there is nothing to be gained and something to lose by saying they are crap.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||2010 - My son was deferred =>||
2010 - My son was deferred => then waitlisted => then rejected. He transferred into Michigan LS&A after 1 year at another school. He was a 3.6 and 31 ACT.
2012 - My daughter was just deferred with 3.75 and 29 ACT and had applied to COE. She is not happy either
My wife and I are Alumni as was my father. As noted above her brother is a current student. I got a note from the Ross bschool asking for money today, not good timing.
With my son we worked the Alumni thing and admissions to no avail.
Getting into Michigan is far from scientific but a deferral is not a rejection so tell her to hang in their while working on a backup plan.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||What was even worse what his||
What was even worse what his radio show "Parker and the Man" with some complete asshole Sparty. Worst. Radio. Ever. I though his career would be circling the toilet by now.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Not if the outcome||
Not if the outcome meant you had to spend time in the Ohio prison system...
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Fishing||
Here he is going fishing. The sad thing is the NCAA will go all Honey Badger on this and not give a shit.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Quality and price||
Yup commented on both quality and price. Also commented on getting students to show up. No show = no tickets the following year.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Just like everywhere else.||
"Just like everywhere else." No, not really. There is a reason every visting team thinks a visit to Columbus is the worst. How do you like being the most hated location by every other Big Ten team's visiting fans due to your unruly behavior? That the vote would ber unanimous? You problably like the expansion so that to can create a wider swath of people in the US that hate visting your stadium for a game.
Obviously not every OSU fan is an asshole, but the propensity for them is miuch higher than anywhere else in the Big Ten.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Hockey School||
When I was in school they sucked at both basketball and football. They were a hockey school! The post Fab 5 era allow them a window into basketball success.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||And they both have Jersey boy||
And they both have Jersey boy Mike Valenti in common!
|1 year 48 weeks ago||I agree||
No grousing, just went to work. Much better at handling the transition than the early Carr/RRod group.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||I agree. Instead of focusing||
I agree. Instead of focusing on their positives they attempt to bring us down. I graduated in '80 and the chip on the Spartan shoulder has been growing since then.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||I mentioned to my wife that||
I mentioned to my wife that Hoke uses the words boo boo for describing injuries and she said, "you're kidding, right?"
|1 year 50 weeks ago||I was torn, I just could not||
I was torn, I just could not bring myself to root for the Spartoons. If they could not win an agonizing defeat highlighted by personal foul penalties was the way to go.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Bill Clinton||
Bill Clinton, all those girls, all those positions.
|2 years 11 hours ago||Whichever team gets the games||
Whichever team gets the games on TV earlier!
|2 years 11 hours ago||Since you get the local news, which Sparty's will leave early?||
Lot's of Spartys look to be Juniors. Any idea which of these may look to bolt early? Bullough is a Spartan for life so he is not going, but the others?
|2 years 5 days ago||I second that||
I second that
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Danny Hopeless is a clown||
Danny Hopeless is a clown, he is the new Zooker.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||In High School a kid in||
In High School a kid in History Class asked "how could a shot be heard all around the world?" Sounds like Cardale.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||"Coiled" basketry||
"Coiled" basketry I have heard is a difficult basketweaving technique
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Went to High School with||
Went to High School with Matt, Geoff and Chip (Bo's step son's). Matt was a dick then and getting in trouble, sounds like nothing has changed. Geoff was a good guy who ended up with some Domino's stores on the east coast.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||1977 - Michigan 41 Texas A&M 3||
A game my Freshman year
The Aggies had trounced highly rated Texas Tech in Lubbock the week before to become the fifth-ranked team in the national polls. They had an improving defense and, more impressively, enough offensive weapons to make NATO envious: David Walker, a heady senior quarterback; Curtis Dickey, the leading all-purpose runner in America (172.3 yards a game); Tony Franklin, who was averaging three field goals a game and George Woodard, a massive fullback who blasts into the line with the impact of a boulder hurtling down a steep slope.
A&M ran 273 pound fullback George Woodard into the center of the line 39 times.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||I know when the BTN launched||
I know when the BTN launched it was in my Dish package at my cottage and they pulled it from my package after ayear of so. I wonder if they just moved it to a different tier or sports only package. If they did you can call, get it added for a day and then cancel. You get hit for some fees ($5?) but don't have to upgrade full time unless you want.
I would gvie them a call and see what is up.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||As least he has been weaned||
As least he has been weaned.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||This is where they should have started||
This is where they should have started, #8 was silly. Last year was a great year but we had a great number of fortunate bounces. We will be fine but not #8.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||I second this!||
Michigan was very good and got dominated by Oklahoma. There were 2-3 Selmon brothers on Oklahoma's D that went on to play in the NFL. The score did not indicate how a very good Michigan team was manhandled Oklahoma's D.
I've seen Michigan lose by more points but never shut down like this.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||Fire Jim Leland callers||
The Fire Jim Leland crowd. He is far from perferct but is generally regared by experts as a good manager. Yet every yahoo will call for his head after a loss.
There were also a fair amount of members of the fire Lloyd crowd as well.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||I agree||
Why the hell to all Tiger callers seem to either be elderly and stupid, or just plain stupid?
|2 years 8 weeks ago||I misread this as MILF posbang||
I misread this as MILF posbang and clicked right away. My bad, I'll go sit in the Steven R Kass "thinking sexual thoughts" penalty box.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||HS - no, U of M Yes||
I wear my Michigan signet ring and have for 20+ years. But I got the toned down no rock ring that is normal sized and not an obvious class ring. Just an all gold oval signet ring with the U of M coat of arms or whatever the heck it is.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Cipa played in the NFL for the Saints||
Cipa played in the NFL for the Saints (made the roster) so he must have been okay. I'm guessing he was more of a passer than a runner as I can't remember him playing. Comparing him to Nick Sheridan does not do him justice.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Second The Warded Man||
The Warded Man books are fantastic, missed that in my first go around.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Wool||
Wool - Omnibus Edition [Paperback]
A bit slow at the start but a good series. Set on Earth, but not a recognizable earth.
Old Man's War [Paperback]
Science fiction series that reads like an older classic
Bought both based upon Amazon reviews and was not disappointed.
I also really like The Dresden Files a series of novels written by Jim Butcher. The main character is a private investigator and wizard Harry Dresden, as he recounts investigations into supernatural disturbances in modern-day Chicago.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Read three in the series||
The first book was very good, second book good, 3rd pretty good. The storyline seems like it is being dragged out just to get some more dollars. I'm stopping at book three. There are better suggestions here IMHO.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||I have a place a mile south of Arcadia Bluffs||
I have a place between Manistee and Frankfort. There are many beach access points between the two and Manistee has a nice beach. Elberta dunes just south of Frankfort is nice. I prefer Frankfort or Glen Lake to Manistee for amenities and things to do. Manistee can be on the gritty side. There is a great lookout south of Frankfort that is breathtaking.
One of the best is the Empire/Glen Lake area near Sleeping Bear (The Homestead resort is nearby). If your kids are little South Bar lake (a small inland lake just steps from lake Michigan) is nice.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Monty Python||
Monty Python view of the dark ages "Bring out your dead!". I'd rather be now despite problems like this.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||I agree||
I never listen to him, never. I'll take a static strewn WTKA anytime. If someone who listens could tell me their advertisers I'll boycott them as well. There is no way i would read a fucking article about Valenti unless is was about him leaving or dying.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Bullshit artist||
The gift he has is the ability to deliver bullshit with full conviction that gives the impression he is knowledgable. I refust to listen to him anymore.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Ufer||
|2 years 18 weeks ago||My Sister in Law lives in Singapore||
My Sister in Law lives in Singapore but isn't likely to hang out watching sports. She is an early 80's M grad that unfortunately sent her kids to Penn State and Villanova :-)
|2 years 18 weeks ago||As a manager||
As a manager of technical sales people I call the sellers you describe as "donut bringers". If they can't explain what the product does and how it addresses customer needs I don't want them. If they can't whiteboard the solution they generally have no credibility with the client and generally don't add much value.
Now we sell to software developers who can smell the stink of a "donut bringer" from a mile away.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Near Proud lake||
I leave near there but have not been on the Huron river. It's the same river that run through A2. If you do anything afterwards check out Milford and it has some good restaurants and bars. Wixom not so much. River is very slow moving and has some good wildlife.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Detroit has an income tax so||
Detroit has an income tax so that is something to consider. No comment on safety but grocery shopping, etc can be difficult in Detroit. I know a number of Ford exec's live in Ann Arbor. Plymouth is nice if you want to be a bit closer to work. If you are young and single I'd see if you could swing living in Ann Arbor even with a longer commute.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||John L||
John L is just representing State at Arkansas. Look for a beatdown next.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Looking to buy a firepit||
I'm looking for an LP fire pit for Mothers Day, too many other home improvement projects so hoping to find a prefab unit. For those of you who don't know what LP is you need to earn your Bob Villa badge...
|2 years 23 weeks ago||I was rollin...||
I was rolling in a Porsche 914 (the Volkswagen of Porsches) when I was a student at Michigan. Even thought it was nothing special the Porsche badge helped my social life.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Geezer vote for Bob Seger||
Another local boy. Has he done anything that hasn't been commercialized or isn't a ballad that would work?
I'd agree that this stuiff needs to have a good beat if people are not familiar with it. Queen stuff is fine but overused. Great idea but I was not sold on some selections. Some Motown would be good.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Others Th||
There are other LinkedIn Michigan Groups including Wolverine Networking if interested
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Those are my kind of women!||
Those are my kind of women!
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Ok, who is going to break out||
Ok, who is going to break out the Jo-el Thompson stories? I remeber him playing pinbal in the Union. If he was playing ther was no room to play the machine behind him because he needed all the space for his arms and legs. As I remeber he work a big elbow pad when playing.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Survey||
The athletic department sent me a survey yesterday where I ripped on the aggressive marketing, rawk music, hashtags on the field, etc. Wish I had has this news yesterday. This coming from a Ross grad with a concentration in Marketing. I feel like the marketing department is yelling at us, the idea of subtle intelligent marketing seems beyond them.
In selling to certain audiances you need to have the appropriate message using the appropriate channel. I still think we are getting a heavy dose of Domino's/NBA Marketing hype. I think they can get the same or better results by not treating us like idiots.
Not bringing the band is just plain stupid. Can't afford it? Then at least try passing the hat.
I get selling, I get marketing, I get the need for money but I feel the approach is overly aggressive.
I bet we could round up enough money here to send the band. "Michigan Band brought to you by Mgoblog" and have them wear one of the Tremendous t-shirts.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Costco||
They don't seem to generate that much traffic around the Detroit burbs and the one in Commerce has a nearby roundabout that works well. You might also get a place with cheap gas along your commute and your fellow employees will love the jumbo muffins (or slice of pizza). Cheap lunch may be had at Costco if you don't care about your surroundings.