landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
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|6 days 10 hours ago||Agree, tough standard.||
And given that UMich now has the best coach it could have, I have moved on and pardoned Mr. Herbstreit.
|1 week 2 days ago||Hmmmm,||
stuck at a wedding with Buckeyes I'd guess my conversations would be based on the question of how a team with 5 first round NFL picks (12 overall) lost in their own stadium to MSU?
|1 week 6 days ago||Hmmmm,||
"Park Free in Rear" : with a draw like that it must have been crowded, and interesting.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||First United Methodist||
at the corner of State & Huron. That's where my aunt and uncle were married in 1956; I was ring bearer.
It was only later that we all learned about an extra guest, former UM student Cheng Lim, who was hiding in the church to avoid facing his family in Singapore. http://aapd.aadl.org/aapd/truecrimes/5-5
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Paper Route||
Late sixties in Allentown, PA. I had an evening route for the first year, which really cut into my after-school schedule. Lots of walking because about 15% of the houses took the evening paper in 1965 (TV news was having an impact).
Switched to a morning route the for four years, not as much walking because the morning paper was much more popular, probably about 70% saturation. I loved reading the paper at 6:00 AM while the streets were quiet, especially in spring, summer and fall.
Going door-to-door to collect ~$2.50 per fortnight ($1.92 for the evening paper) was part of the job, too. Once every two weeks, I'd walk downtown to pay for my papers; there were two excellent pinball opportunities along the way ...
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Perhaps,||
Stanford picked up alot of support when they dropped "Indians" as their mascot in favor of Cardinal in 1972. Just guessing.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks.||
I don't recall seeing a band in those first 15 minutes; this would be a good trivia question: "name the University whose marching band is featured in "Rudy". Haha.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Rudy.||
We turned it off about 15 minutes in. The hell with Notre Dame.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||RIP, Mr King.||
What a long, distinguished career he had; from the Bo/Woody era through the 100th UM-OSU game.
An informative previous thread about Mr King can be found at http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/clip-howard-kings-announcing
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Wait,||
did you mean the Rose Bowl game seemed anti-climactic? I felt that too, though probably not as much as Iowa fans.
You have a reasonable explanation for the ratings decline: parties and people watching as best they could at commercial NYE celebrations.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Okay,||
I took your usage of anti-climactic to refer to the slate of bowl games on that day, as if the matchup was disappointing and lacking interest. If you meant otherwise, please elucidate.
I do not know everyone in the country; my (admittedly) small group of Michigan fans was in full attendence for Alabama-MSU in the Cotton Bowl. I did read that the ratings figures were down, but this is of little consequence to me; hopefully they'll be way up next year when Harbaugh's team makes its first appearance in the CFP.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Anti-climactic?||
Everyone I know was watching the 38-0 drubbing Nick Saban's team laid on Staee.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Ah, 1989,||
Rose Bowl Win and BBall National Championship.
What a year that was!
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Johnny Manzeil ?||
Or does ESPN not want to mention the Heisman winner fabricated by their hype machine?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah,||
when you have passed up Michael Jordan and Kevin Durant to pick the guys who are #2 and #1 on ESPN's All-time List of Unfulfilled Potential, you've got to be thinking about what could have been. At the time, I thought the Bowie pick was solid; not so much with Oden.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Rodney Dangerfield ...||
... hasn'the been drafted, either. Of course, he's dead.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Greatest thing?||
Greater than losing to #15 seed with the strongest #2 seed in the 64-team era?
|7 weeks 11 hours ago||Sooner than 2018,||
if Cogliano's team makes a long playoff run ...
|7 weeks 11 hours ago||Your Title is fine!||
"Andrew Cogliano Played Two Years for UM; You Won't Believe What Happened in his NHL Career"
|7 weeks 12 hours ago||Rifle team?||
I say "Sure, give it a shot."
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Actually,||
it's "hear, hear", encouraging those within earshot to listen up.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||+1 Tomfoolery.||
Thanks for the laugh!
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Admittedly,||
I don't follow hockey recruiting closely; it appears to me that committments are taken from kids many years earlier than in men's b-ball; and then there's the annual poaching by hockey minor leagues. I wait unitl guys show up onthe ice wearing Maize and Blue and then I cheer for them.
A quick check of the UM hockey roster for 2015-2016 shows 6 freshmen, 7 sophs, 9 juniors and 3 seniors. That is not the profile of Kentucky or Duke basketball, and we were talking basketball.
BTW, a person who makes fitted clothes such as suits, pants and jackets is a tailor, not a taylor.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||And||
court jester Joey Galloway will sing the praises of both.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||My age?||
63; does that make my indifference understandable or horrifying.
Should I prioritize country/southern rock ahead of hip-hop? My kids think I need to know more about the music of Tupac, Biggie, Jay-z and Kanye (to start).
I do own copies of Hank Williams' Greatest Hits and Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen, both on vinyl. Commander Cody played in and around Ann Arbor frequently in the mid-70s.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Well, well,||
I'm not well versed in country music, but isn't there a song with lyrics "... the devil went down to Georgia ...".
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Recruiting has changed.||
I would not want the UM program to be one which chases the one-and-done players.
But that's just my opinion.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||2011 just called;||
it doesn't want to be included in any such benchmark.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Biggest change?||
I'd say it's the "M", nothing like a block M.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||That holding call was so much bullshit;||
It was worse than Charles White's phantom touchdown because it was Bo's last Rose Bowl, IIRC.
If Washington State had scored on their final drive because the most flagrant offensive pass interference (CW was pulled down by WSU end), that would have been the worst no-call ever.
Sorry to pick at the scab, but some wounds just won't heal.