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|8 weeks 3 days ago||Name quality||
With a name like "Yost" he'd be expected to be a good coach!
|9 weeks 1 day ago||The Planters Deeze-Nuts Bowl||
ND vs MSU
|9 weeks 4 days ago||When Don Brown goes swimming||
He doesn't get wet, the ocean get's Don Brown'd
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Totally agree||
- drop one of the tomato can preseason games
- conference champs of power 5 are in; other 3 are at large bids (this would have been Alabama, PSU, Washington, Clemson, + UM, OSU and whoever)
- have some committe rank them
- higher ranked team gets home field advantage.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Howling in pain||
To me it looks like he's howling in pain because he got stabbed in the piriformis.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Different era||
Bo was coach when I grew up and for my 4 years at UM. In general I think they were less critical of that kind of behavior/intensity and just sort of saw it as who he was. You have to remember that compared to people like Woody Hayes he seemed like Prince Charming (who wasn't favorable in that comparison) and coaches were more likely to go ballistic on the sideline than you typically see these days. Given that Coach Harbaugh played for Bo and Ditka I don't think it's surprising he has the same intensity
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Frustrated||
I'm trying to remember a more consequential bad call. Took a chance at a big ten title and a national title with one bad call that decided a game. This will suck eggs forever.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Except for.....||
Those games they played in the Final Four in Atlanta in 2013, right?
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Another haiku||
We have no fear of
|17 weeks 3 days ago||I feel your pain too||
I worked in the dorm food service in school and cut my fingers in a tomato slicer during dinner during the game. At the hospital you could hear the radio broadcast of the game from somewhere; and I can still remember them sewing the stitches in my fingers as Iowa made that field goal. So to this day I carry the scars of that loss. That was a great defense; this year, 2006 and 1997 were all of the same ilk from my memory. Hopefully we don't experience a similar setback. Go Blue!
|18 weeks 1 day ago||UFR followed by a UFR?||
so sort of a Brian UFR before a job UFR?
|18 weeks 5 days ago||The Band & Children's Museum||
When I've taken younger children to a game in Ann Arbor I've always tried to position myself with them at the corner of Green/Kipke/Keech Avenue. The band steps off from Hoover (they usually publish a time during game week) and then marches down Hoover and turns left (south) on to Green St. You can hear them, then you see them, and if you're positioned right they go march by you. Depends on the child but they've all tended to like that. Also, the children's museum in Ann Arbor is really good. Hope that helps
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Great point!||
Would make an absolute mint in cable TV revenue in that market based on their unmitigated zeal and deep, deep pockets! /s
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Lame coaches decision in 1997||
There were multiple factors with how things played out, not the least of which was Fulmer and the bitterness over Charles Woodson winning the Heisman over Peyton Manning and how that influenced his vote. But from my memory the only team I think UM would have had trouble with that year was FSU. Nebraska was an option team and our defense was stunningly good against run-option teams (pre-spread option). Additionally - to me the most compelling evidence was the common opponent argument. Nebraska beat Baylor 49-21. We beat them 38-3. Nebraska beat Colorado 27-24 and we beat them 27-3. Either way - different era and different players lining up on Saturday. That's all that matters now.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Northern Alabama||
a slight stretch but related....a good friend of mine (Auburn alum) lives in rural northern Alabama. I took him to a UM:ND game (under the lights II - the sequel) and got him some Michigan gear for that trip. A few weeks later at Halloween he was passing out candy at a church-sponsored trick or treat while wearing his "M" cap. After he handed some candy to a ~ 5 year old boy, the boys mother prompted him saying "What do you say to the nice man for the candy?" to which the little boy replied "Go Blue!"
|25 weeks 2 days ago||Under||
While we won many games handily last year we only scored 41 points twice and the coaching staff seemed to slow things down in the 2nd half when we had 4 TD leads.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||'Merica||
The great thing about the Olympics is that we can stop taking sides against each other and root for the same team (hint: it's the one with "USA" on the jerseys). So I get the dislike but you need to set it aside and choose to root FOR the USA and ignore whatever unpleasantness you feel towards Coach K that makes you want to root against him.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||"The Big Fish" and "Pink Panther"||
A little arcane but in the Big Fish (one of my favorite movies) the main character is leaving his small town and there is a band playing "The Victors" as part of a celebratory send off.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Long flights||
Delta used to fly from ATL to Dubai (something like 16 hrs) and I've also flown ATL and DTW to Japan. Clear out all your emails, do lots of work, watch 3 movies and you still had time on your hands. Thankfully I was in business class - those poor souls in coach had it far worse. Can't imagine playing a football game after that.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||Can you clarify the phrase||
"Looking at balls"?
|35 weeks 20 hours ago||Adventure Science Center||
It's been a few years but I recall their children's science museum (Adventure Science Center) was pretty good and worth the trip.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Air Force is #2 for me||
it might be because I spent a few years in the end zone at games as a kid but I always thought they had pretty cool helmets.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||in no particular order||
- shawshank redemption
|38 weeks 4 days ago||Manly Mann||
maybe he'd have a manly manual too (old wllz reference - I think....it's been awhile)
your post DID make me laugh
|38 weeks 5 days ago||ypu are ABSOLUTELY right||
You are absolutely right. I should think more realistically about fictional stories that are conceived and created by Hollywood.
|38 weeks 5 days ago||LOTR||
I labeled it as fringe and clearly that was wholly inadequate in spite of themes of self sacrifice, battle, honor, and courage. I hope you can forgive me for this egregious sin; until then i will just have to live with myself somehow.
|38 weeks 5 days ago||american sniper and saving private Ryan||
Thanks to all who have served/continue to serve.
Others of note for me:
Considered on the fringe:
|1 year 30 weeks ago||DUI vs GPA||
When your students have DUI BAC > their GPA you can be confident your program has misaligned priorities....
|1 year 38 weeks ago||True Story Bro||
A good friend of mine and his wife live in rural Alabama (north of Birmingham) - he was a guest of mine in Ann Arbor at the 2013 UTLII UM:Notre Dame game. As a result of that trip he has a fair amount of Michigan gear which he occasionally wears out and about in his part of Alabama. This is his story from an email he sent:
"Quick note: my wife and I were helping out at the church "trunk or treat" event last night......and I bet there were 2 thousand kids passed by our station! It was cool last night so I had my "M" cap on and my sweatshirt ready, too. At one point in the evening as I was handing out candy to a small child (maybe 5 or 6 years old) the parent stooped down to the little boy and asked the child "what do you say to the nice man?". The child looked up and me and replied "Go Blue!". It was priceless.
maybe not as rare as Coach Saban thinks.....
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Some Prattville info||
I live about 3 hrs from Prattville and had toyed with the idea of going but ultimately couldn't swing it. However - in the process I ended up talking multiple times with one of the women at the Autauga Foundation - which is the organization that sponsors the fundraiser that was part of the reason Coach Harbaugh ended up in Prattville. Anyway - some interesting points:
- she said that traditionally the head coach from Auburn and Alabama alternate appearing at the camp/banquet. This year was Nick Saban's turn, but he couldn't make it due to his schedule. So they had a hole - and the appearance by Coach Harbaugh sort of fell in their lap. This was ironic to me - the impetus behind the "satellite camp" was Nick's schedule.
- for logistics/planning reasons she ended up talking with Coach Harbaugh multiple times leading up to the camp. She thinks he is the greatest.
- she said that the HS coaches were blown away because they had ~ 400 kids there and the interest for a reception/banquet this evening where Coach Harbaugh is appearing has also helped greatly.
All good stuff - curious to see what othere see/hear.