...talks about how UConn hasn't been in contact and how they're out. (HT: UMHoops)
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|2 weeks 6 days ago||Shhhh. Don't let out this||
Shhhh. Don't let out this secret. I've been driving in for games and parking up on Plymouth road for awhile now. Walk across the street. Jump on a bus. Ride it down to State st and enjoy the walk to the stadium.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Don't go to Brighton. The||
Don't go to Brighton. The drive down 23 to AA is horrible. Stay in Chelsea.
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||I played soccer one season||
I played soccer one season with Cullen back in Brighton. Granted it was some 15 years ago and it wasn't much exposure, but back then the kid was a dick. I hope he's found and gets help, but I don't like this annoying habit that society has with making everyone who has something bad happen to them appear to be a good human being.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||I never wanted to be a||
I never wanted to be an officiating complainer, but after that game I just can't help myself. I'm sure I'll snap out of it before football season. Everytime I see the clip of Burke's block my blood pressure starts going up, and I want to strangle anyone who is a referee in any sport.
|11 weeks 22 hours ago||Congratulations Doug. Being||
Congratulations Doug. Being a UM alum is something you'll be proud of for the rest of your life. Keep grooming that daughter for her future in Ann Arbor as well. I'll be doing the same with my daughter.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||I really don't understand why||
I really don't understand why so many people think Beilin is a good coach. Once again we show how rigid our team is. No press coverage and not prepared FOR press coverage. We take our foot off the pedal when we go up by 15. We STILL don't know how to defend against the 3.
|18 weeks 8 hours ago||Complete lack of effort.||
Complete lack of effort. They are not representing Michigan well tonight. Even Burke with 16 is playing immature. That charge on Appling was sad. Why can't this coaching staff get these guys motivated?
|18 weeks 9 hours ago||Have to question coach's||
Have to question coach's ability to prepare these guys for a big game. They look lost. GRIII needs to be benched.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||The best part about that||
The best part about that website selling Festivus poles is their description of the base: easily collapsable for storing in your crawl space. effing hilarious.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||Anybody happen to read about||
Anybody happen to read about George Washington at #5? It claims he acceled at horse riding, javelin, and feats of strength. I love a good Seinfeld reference.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||I think Dave Brandon needs to||
I think Dave Brandon needs to make a call to one of his pals at Domino's and give this kid a chance to come over to the good guys' side.
|40 weeks 1 day ago||Don't think I saw anyone else||
Don't think I saw anyone else mention Brighton, MI. The only two I can think of are Drew Henson and Dave Pearson. Both played football for our wolverines. Ohh, and it's a bit of a stretch but... Doug Rice played for the Detroit Ignition (indoor soccer).
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Yeah it's been said several||
Yeah it's been said several times already, but I'll reiterate..........there's no way it's an aluminum hood. Car companies can't afford that. If anything it's a fiberglass hood, but I doubt it. It's steel and there's rust. Fairly normal for a car around here.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||When this subject comes up, I||
When this subject comes up, I immediately think of an experience I had in 2003. I remember early in the football season watching a game on tv where the fans rushed the field after the game. They instantly ran to the goal posts and proceeded to climb them and tear them down. The announcers were making comments about how classless and unsafe it is.
Then at the OSU game that year (the last time we beat them) the students rushed the field. It was my last year at UM as a student. I sat in row 19, and when my friends and I saw a bunch of students rushing the field, we joined in the fun. After about 1000 students were on the field, I hit the ground and ran to the center of the field where everyone had joined the players. I took a second to just stand there and enjoy the experience. I noticed that not one student was anywhere near either goal post. True, they had guards around them, but there were guards around the entire perimeter of the field before the mob of students rushed them. In the end, if the students wanted to get to those posts, we could have.
I actually am proud of us as a student body for that............for not wanting to destroy our own field. We simply wanted to celebrate a great victory over our hated rival in our house.
Another thing that sort of makes me proud of Michigan is the entire attitude the students have towards eachother. When a house has a party, they provide the beer for anyone who shows up. I went to MSU one time and experience one of their house parties. Everyone had to donate to the beer fund as they came in. It just seemed very impersonal and lame.
Lastly, there's one other experience that comes to mind. I went to the MSU game a few years ago in AA. We went with some friends that had a nice tailgate spot on Hoover. After the game (we lost obviously) we were hanging out in our spot watching some other games on satellite tv just waiting for the traffic to die down. I had just recently made fun of my mother-in-law for drinking Boone's Farm wine because it was pretty much the white-trash drink of choice. My wife was mad at me for that because she grew up watching her family drink the stuff, and she had no idea. Well, back on topic, at the tailgate that evening after the game there was a group of MSU fans acting like jerks on Hoover. I remember one of the girls slugging down the rest of her bottle and throwing it into the bushes right near us. All of the people we were with just shook their heads in disappointment. Then I went over to the bushes to grab the bottle and throw it in the trash can about 15 feet away. Sure enough, it was a bottle of Boone's Farm. At that point I couldn't even control what came out of my mouth next: "HAHAHAHA I told you honey. Boone's Farm is the white trash elixir." Well, I said it loud enough that the MSU people heard me, but they couldn't really do anything about it as they realized they were surrounded by Michigan fans.
I've never been to an away game so I don't know how Michigan fans act, but there's no way we're that bad.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Some of my favorites form the movie.....||
"Nothing is fucked dude."
"Careful man, there's a beverage here."
"They're gonna cut your dick off!"
|2 years 1 week ago||Messi.............||
plays for the Argentina national team. If he was also from Spain, the world would forfeit the Cup to them until he retired.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Of those 3 choices......||
I'd eliminate Ypsilanti.
I'm from Brighton (from ages 10 to 23), and I'm luke warm about it. It's a nice place that's relatively safe, but it's also very pretentious. The schools are pretty good, but your kids will end up wanting nothing but North Face jackets and Honda Civics when they grow up. However, I'm not sure Dexter is much better. It's becoming the "hip" place to move. I don't know how old your kids are, but if they are really young, they'll probably end up getting brainwashed the same way in Dexter. So all other things being equal I'd probably choose Dexter just because it's easier to drive to Ann Arbor and closer to Ann Arbor. Going down US-23 from Brighton to Ann Arbor is hell on Earth.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||I saw him at the spring game.....||
A coworker of mine was given 2 tickets to "some box" for the sprng game. His wife couldn't go so his next option was me. So of course I said yes, and I showed him my routine for a normal game day. We both work up on Plymouth rd, so we park in the work parking lot area and walk across the street to north campus. We Hopped on the Northwood and took it down to CC Little. Then we had a nice walk through campus towards the stadium. I usually will head down Hoover and come into the stadium from the north, but for whaetever reason we walked further down State Street and missed Hoover. So the next option was to go down next to th eoutdoor practice field and hang a right, but my coworker (who hasn't been to many games at the Big House) thought we could sneek through by Oosterbaan. So of course we get lost/stuck. Then a campus worker on a golf cart drives by, and my buddy asks her which way is the shortest path to get to the stadium. Now I feel like a complete tool because I went to Michigan for 5 freaking years. She says "Jump on, I'll take you there!"
So now we're cruising in a golf cart with our box tickets feeling like royalty. We come in from thes southeast side and head towards the east concourse. My buddy said the connection he had that gave us the tickets got them from Bill Martin. So we deduce that we're in the Bill Martin Concourse (East Concourse). We almost jumped on the elevator before deciding to actually take a look at the tickets. I notice it says the section # is 415W. W must be west right? So rather than avoid looking like idiots again we duck out of the elevator tower without being spotted and go into the bowl. So now we're talking the most direct route to get to the west concourse (straight line through the stadium). I mean, come on, we're engineers. Stop off to watch player warm-ups for a bit. Hoke is shadowing Hagerup doing punts.
Se we finally make it to the correct concourse, we think. We ask the lady at the elevator if this is the right place, show her the tickets, and she says "Yes this is it". They take us up the elevator to the 4th floor and we jump out to see 431. Ok, we're getting close. We start walking down the hall looking at all of the suites and who sponsors them. We get to 417 and sonofabitch it says Mary Sue Coleman. Wow it's the president's box. That's cool. Then 416 is David Brandon's!!! Sweet, we're right next to David Brandon's sweet in the Stephen Ross box. Now we're really feeling like idiots. Someone with seats in this box should know how to walk to the stadium without asking for help.
So we're hanging out in the suite watching the early warmups and my buddy leans over in front of me, looks to the right and says "Is that Lloyd Carr over there?" It sure was. Lloyd was hanging out in Brandon's box the entire game.
A few minutes later the food arrives so my friend gets up to eat, but I stay seated and who sits down 10 feet away from me (with no doubt bullet-proof glass separating us) but Desmond Howard. Desmond also hung out the entire time, and he actually paid close attention to the game most of the time. Then around the 3rd quarter'ish period Charles Woodson checks in next door. By now David Brandon is also there, and I'm having a tough time paying any attention to the game.
It doesn't matter how the rest of the day went, but I will say this..... Charles and Desmond aren't as big as I imagined them, and I didn't ask for their autographs. I did manage a snapshot of the inside of Brandon's sweet (with Woodson's back to me) for the heck of it.
Even in that situation with all of that celebrity around I still never felt compelled to talk to any of them. I don't understand how people can be so rude as to ask for autographs or pictures. Leave them alone unless you have a reason to say something to them even if they were a total stranger.
That's my Spring Game/Charles Woodson story. It really made up for an otherwise awful game.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||I think '94.......||
A friend of mine invited me to a game. His family had season tickets behind the north end zone. I don't even remember what team we played, but I remember the first play from scrimmage for Michigan was BJ Askew running for a first down. Then later in the game the student section was doing all kinds of interesting stuff, including marshmallow throwing at the cameraman. Great experience, and it hooked me.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||It's been awhile...||
since I've been around campus (7 years), but I know a former roommate got tickets and never enrolled in any classes in the fall. He was only enrolled in one class in Spring 2004. That was his last class at Michigan. He went to every game btw.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Don't think you need that many credits.||
I've known a couple people that got student tickets with only being enrolled in 1 class for the Fall term. In fact, a guy I work with is taking just 1 class right now (winter term), and he qualified for student tickets for next season.
I would apply for tickets. The worst thing to happen is they turn you down.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||I agree 100%||
I also find it interesting that RR comes out to say Tressel was NOT one of the guys who negatively recruited against him. Why bother saying that? You just spent 3 years of your life trying to absorb a culture that hates Ohio State, and then you come out and make a weak attempt at defending their crooked coach. It's fine if you just sit there and say nothing at all. You look a little bit like a whiner if you come out and say something to the effect of "See what I was up against while I was at Michigan?!?! How could I beat cheaters?". The thing you don't do is defend this prick you'r esupposed to hate. Clearly RR never intended to adopt any of Michigan culture becuase he forgot it all in an instant. Wrong man for the job.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Hate to sound like a broken record...||
and at the risk of being the typical whiney michigan fun, but seriously!?!?!?!?! Why all of the calls? It's crazy how much college basketball likes to protect their important teams. SO frustrating watching basketball refs.
Also, what's with Morgan always getting into foul trouble? It's not always the refs' fault. I mean come on Jordan. Try to stay in the game.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Don't discount the offensive strategies.......||
it's obviously not as important as actually kicking the ball high, long, and straight, but putting them in the right position is a big deal. Too many times over the last 3 years I saw Rich Rod make the dumbest mistake. He would run to the right on 3rd down with a right footed kicker. Ask any right-footed soccer player where he'd want to be for a field goal and he'll say "left hash". It's an optical illusion thing, but it's real. I can't believe a guy like Rich Rod was too stupid to realize that after so many missed field goals.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Happens all the time...||
in soccer. I do it a lot.
I'm not saying that in general you should always correct the refs, but it's ironic that Sullinger is touted as being such a good kid.
I wish the NCAA would quarantine the refs like they do with jurors. It's obvious the refs know who the allstars are and give them preferential treatment. It's not just OSU.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Reminds me of Blake Griffin||
This game reminded me of our loss to Oklahoma a few years ago in the 2nd round. It's as if the refs think Sullinger is Michael Jordan or something. The announcers and refs were catering to him. Really pisses me off too when they talk about what a "stand-up yound man" he is. Watch his dimeanor on the court. He's a dog.
There's no excuse for us having a meltdown in the middle of the 2nd half like that, but it's ironic that 2 blown calls by the refs were the catalyst. The touch out of bounds off Sullinger's fingers that was given back to OSU and the supposed blocking foul on Hardaway against guess who, Sullinger. Why didn't that "stand-up young man" make it right by telling the refs it went off his fingers? What a loser.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Nero?||
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Some of the best fans....||
Have no ties to UM. A co-worker of mine loves Michigan more than anyone I've ever seen. His entire family are dedicated fans, and none of them ever attended Michigan.
The only problem I've run into with fans that didn't attend is that they seem to focus more on the MSU rivalry than the OSU rivalry. I'm not sure why that is, but I remember as a student thinking about wanting to beat OSU more than anything else. All of my friends on cmapus felt the same way also. I think when you step away from campus people start to focus more on the in-state stuff for whatever reason. Ohh well. A dedicated fan is a dedicated fan, and we have the best.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||It's funny how coincidental||
It's funny how coincidental this is, but just yesterday I was listening to Lewis Black's stand-up act on broadway. When I heard the news about Woolfolk I immediately thought of this moment in the act.....
0:30 - 0:34
Couldn't express my views any better than that.