"What (Michigan coaches) told me is that they're focusing on point guards right now, but if anything opens up, they'll definitely come back on and recruit me as hard as they were," said Towns
|3 days 17 hours ago||Well this sucks and quite||
Well this sucks and quite surprising. I believe in Coach B but am baffled we aren't closing out at a higher rate on our targeted recruits.
|4 days 20 hours ago||(No subject)||
|4 days 20 hours ago||Where am I from?||
Mean streets of Bethesda.
|1 week 10 hours ago||Hmmm....this is tough||
I mean I would miss eating a perfectly grilled steak, but bacon is a food group onto itself. So the answer is pork. Sorry beef.
|1 week 20 hours ago||Nice PP tally by the Wings.||
Nice PP tally by the Wings. Plenty of time to get back in this one.
|1 week 6 days ago||Single biggest complaint||
My single biggest complaint is that every piece of footage crammed into that piece was selected to fit HBO's narrative: "Jim Harbaugh is (too) competitive and wears out his welcome everywhere."
Competitive, yes, but as Gumbel pointed out in the post-story conversation, so is every other coach. Wants to win too much? Yep, like every other coach.
They mentioned that at each of his last three stops, he "wore out his welcome." Really? That certainly could be argued for the Niners job, but it is a ridiculous statement for San Diego and Stanford jobs in which case he simply left for better opportunies. That's called career advancement, not wearing out your welcome.
Even the Alex Boone footage seemed edited carefully to be provocative. I suspect there was a lot more stuff that we will never see because it didn't neatly fit into the selected and tidy narrative.
Irresponsible journalism? Maybe, but I think it's more just lazy.
1 out of 5 stars with the 1 being for the "huddle the fuck up" clip. Honestly I enjoyed the other video that came out yesterday showing Jim interviewing Jameis Winston much more.
|1 week 6 days ago||GOOOOAAAAAALLLLL!!!! That was text book PP.||
GOOOOAAAAAALLLLL!!!! That was text book PP.
|1 week 6 days ago||Only one problem with that...||
Denver Pyle, Uncle Jesse on Dukes of Hazzard, died in 1997. RIP. And recently James Best, aka Rosco P Coltrane, died. Boss Hogg, Sorrell Booke, also deceased.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Classic cognitive dissonance||
Classic cognitive dissonance. I think he probably did like Harbaugh in spite of being a Buckeye. But now he's still stuck on a sinking ship while Harbaugh is off to glory at Michigan. So Boone feels a little better rationalizing this as Harbaugh's fault while he and the rest of the team are about to be immolated in the tire fire that is the 49ers organization.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Friday, the other great F word||
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Did this happen because Ace is on vacation?||
Did this happen because Ace is on vacation?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Interesting conclusion||
I'm curious about your statement "this blog's more conservative bias." Are you talking about Brian and co. or the posters on the site? In either case, it seems like a real reach to characterize either in a place where the rules specifically forbid overtly political discussions.
IMO, it's best to avoid political discussions as it almost never ends well, and worse, you often end up learning something about someone's beliefs that negatively influence your opinion of them.
|5 weeks 4 hours ago||Check 2:20 - 2:30||
Watch the body language of the players as they observe Harbaugh talking to his brother John, hanging on every word. They love their coach and it already shows. Can't wait to see how that manifests itself on the field. Something tells me we're going to see different play from many of the same players. #EUTM
|5 weeks 6 hours ago||Nothing wrong with optimism||
Nothing wrong with optimism, but...
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Let's hope Rashan has same reaction to Ohio State as Hand||
Let's hope Rashan has same reaction to Ohio State as Hand.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||(No subject)||
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Oh, and one more thing...||
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Damn, brings back memories||
Bought a Bo hat as an undergrad. It was a fitted cap, sat perfect like a bespoke suit. Wore it often for more than 10 years. It finally got so worn out and filthy that I had to retire it. Never been able to find the same one. I wonder if Bo left a cache somewhere hidden in a vault under the Big House, waiting for the Chosen One to arrive.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Suck it Kenpom!||
Need to tweak the formula for Spike Albrecht.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Toppling Goliath Zeelander||
Last night, got to try fresh Alpine Hoppy Birthday, Nelson, and Duet on draft which made its debut here in the DC area.
Tonight I'm drinking some Toppling Goliath Brewing Zeelander that a friend just sent.
Next Friday, heading up to Vermont to pick up fresh Heady, visit Hill Farmstead, etc.
My (beer) life is pretty good.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||We need a Brian Cook coaching||
We need a Brian Cook coaching tree diagram. Is he the Jim Harbaugh of the blogosphere?
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Unless we're talking playoffs||
Unless we're talking playoffs, I generally don't enjoy pro sports anymore. I'd take watching a good college game 10 times outta 10. Now maybe that's not an unpopular opinion around these parts.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Hopslam deserves its place in history||
Hopslam deserves its place in history, but since its introduction there have been many significant improvements made overall in brewing and a lot of exciting, new players have entered the game.
As others have also mentioned it is essential, especially for IPAs to drink it fresh. So I would encourage you all to drink local whenever possible. Look around, there is probably more out there than you can image. If you happen to be lucky and live close to great brewers, even better.
For me I'd take most Vermont IPAs, anything by Toppling Goliath, Pipeworks, Trillium, Alpine, NEBCO, Boneyard, Societe, Russian River, Three Floyds, Surly, Maine Beer Co, and many others over Hopslam. The problem is that most of those beers don't see much distribution, so again, unless you are trading for out of market beers, find out what's locally available as a fresher beer will always be better.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||So yeah, Welker comes across||
So yeah, Welker comes across as a really high IQ type. Belichick's contempt for his attitude was palpable after that weak response.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Hey-oooooh!!||
|14 weeks 2 days ago||It's Happening!||
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Not a matter of if, but when||
Not a matter of if, but when we start getting new commits. Feels like "It's Happening!" all over again.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||New day, new year||
Change is coming soon. A change for the better. Much better. Go Blue!
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Belgian brews, ?||
A gueuze, a lambic so far. Next? Maybe a a White Rajah, damned fine IPA I picked up over the weekend at The Brew Kettle.
|19 weeks 8 hours ago||I'll be 100% certain||
I'll be 100% certain when I see Jim Harbaugh standing at a podium with a block M hat on and eviscerating Drew Sharp after the obligatory "Is winning a national championship your goal?"
|19 weeks 3 days ago||What's YOUR deal?||
What's YOUR deal?
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Happy Friday All!||
goo goo goo joob
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Whoa it's Friday already?!||
|21 weeks 2 days ago||And who is this Rapoport person?||
Checked this guy out and this was my favorite moment (around the :12 mark). Always consider the source.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||Fuzzy Baby Ducks, BCBS||
Fuzzy Baby Ducks, BCBS Vanilla Rye and Coffee, Crooked Stave Surette, HF Clara,
|21 weeks 4 days ago||TGIF!||
|24 weeks 3 days ago||MI Beer Recommendations||
Stuff you should be able to find easily
Seasonal Stuff (that might be around)
Stuff Worth the Trip
|24 weeks 4 days ago||80-43 Michigan||
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Interesting||
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Did anyone notice the part about Bielema?||
Later in same article, they mention the possibility of the Arkansas AD coming here and bringing Bret Bielema along to become the Michigan head coach. I almost choked on my breakfast. There is no way in heck that happens. (Tries to imagine what Bo would say about Bielema).
|28 weeks 6 days ago||IZZO would win National Title every year||
C'mon, we all know that IZZO would win the National Title every year if it weren't for...
|28 weeks 6 days ago||Interesting||
Hilariously amateur. There is a big piece of plastic flapping in front of the camera, obscuring the live feed. Sure it's there because it's raining, but doesn't anyone there notice?
|29 weeks 4 days ago||These guys have set up shop in the AD's office||
Brandon has a meeting with the Bobs.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||And don't forget..||
And don't forget, Hoke said they are competing. He then clapped a lot, delivered some solid butt slaps, and gave out some attaboys.
|31 weeks 2 days ago||Like you said||
Like you said, they competed. That's all that matters, right? Well.
|31 weeks 2 days ago||(No subject)||
|31 weeks 2 days ago||This game is embarrassing.||
This game is embarrassing. While we are pissing down our leg against Minnesota, Darian Roseboro is on a visit to NC State who is ahead of the #1 team in the third quarter.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||Yes, but||
Yes, but there is one in campaign.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||So...||
Apparently something that sounds inflammatory was allegedly said by our coach maybe. But yet you fail to provide a link or the full context of the comment. OP, generally these types of posts don't fare too well without a solid reference.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||31-24 Utes||
|33 weeks 5 days ago||Don't feel bad||
It's not like it was the thread right below this one.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||24-10 Michigan||
|35 weeks 4 days ago||If it||
If it's wrong to be this excited about the start of the Michigan football season, I don't want to be right.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Damn. Much better than Pipkins from a couple years ago.||
Damn. Much better than Pipkins from a couple years ago.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||Well if that made you laugh...||
|35 weeks 6 days ago||It's not just your opinion.||
It's not just your opinion. Toppling Goliath is brewing better beer in almost every category than any brewer in Michigan. And it's not even close. That said, I'm originally from Michigan and still appreciate their many excellent breweries. If you have a spare Assassin, hook a brother up. Cheers!
|35 weeks 6 days ago||If you live in Oregon and||
If you live in Oregon and haven't tried Boneyard, do so ASAP. I'd guess kegs show up in Portland, but if not, drive to Bend immediately and visit the brewery for growlers. Then ship me one! Try Hop Venom and RPM. World class IPAs.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||Tired Hands is really nice.||
Tired Hands is really nice. Wish they could better pour/carb their growlers. Maybe they'll invest in better equipment as part of the expansion. Need to try Pizza Boy. Have heard good things. I think Troegs makes some very nice, not quite elite brews.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||How about overhyped? It's a||
How about overhyped? It's a solid beer for its style and Bells does some great marketing. Not a beer I ever seek out these days.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||Definitely Vermont and not||
Definitely Vermont and not just for Heady Topper. How about Hill Farmstead, the best brewery most people have never tried. How about Lawson's Finest Liquids, makers of Double Sunshine which arguably is even better than Heady. Fiddlehead is also making some good brews.
|36 weeks 2 days ago||MGoBlogHD||
The app released a week or so ago by Erich Graham, MGoBlogHD:
Not sure who he is--hopefully a Michigan fan--or if it's official or not, but I do like it a lot. Currently my MGo app of choice. Recommended.
|36 weeks 2 days ago||Agree Chicago has a very good||
Agree Chicago has a very good beer scene. Note that Zombie Dust is not an IPA, but an APA. A term like hottest is quite subjective, but a hotter, and arguably better APA, is PseudoSue by Toppling Goliath Brewing from Decorah, Iowa. You should definitely look into them. They're killing it across many styles.
|36 weeks 2 days ago||I did drop in at Snake River||
I did drop in at Snake River mostly because of Pakos which I had found previous year up in Montana. It's a very nice brew, their best IMO. Have also had some of the Grand Teton brews which are distributed in both WY and MT. Lewis & Clark makes some decent beers as well. Their Tumbleweed IPA is highly rated. I prefer Pakos which is bit less malty.
|36 weeks 2 days ago||Funny you should mention Thai||
Funny you should mention Thai Me Up, I was there two weeks ago on vacation. Had several Melvin Brewing beers. Unfortunately 2x4 was not on but a couple brews were pretty solid. So yeah, there is definitely one, maybe only one, Thai restaurant with good beer. Cheers!
|36 weeks 2 days ago||Off to eat Thai food, so||
Off to eat Thai food, so something average (does any Thai restaurant have good beer?). When I get home, probably a Carton Boat and/or a Heady Topper. Cheers All!
|36 weeks 3 days ago||King of Belch, Glenn Mason's Hot Wife.||
King of Belch, Glenn Mason's Hot Wife.
|38 weeks 5 days ago||Vacation starts tomorrow and now this!!!||
Hot damn! This is awesome news. Welcome aboard Mr. Weber. Grow Blue!
|39 weeks 2 days ago||Hot damn! We have a real QB coach.||
Nuss is intense and instills a sense of urgency that the program needs desperately. Sure, it's only a practice video, but if it represents the lessons that are being drilled into the players' heads every day, there is reason to be hopeful.
|40 weeks 6 days ago||Pure, pure win||
Good to be reminded how special the program is and its incredible reach and impact. God bless Stephen, a Michigan fan, a Michigan man.
|45 weeks 4 hours ago||Damn that earthquake simulator||
It gets 'em every time.
|45 weeks 1 day ago||GOOOOOOOOOALLLLLLLL!!!||
Dempsey. Hell yes!!!
|46 weeks 2 days ago||Wait a second||
So you're telling me that high school aged kids change their minds?!? Good luck young man.
|47 weeks 5 days ago||It came to me in a dream||
I have very vivid memories of watching Ty's highlights the first time. At some point I stopped counting how many times he ran for 50+ yds TDs. It was incredible, bordering on comical. That was when I dreamed of seeing him play in a winged helmet. The whole USC thing from the "accidentally" bumping into Arnold Schwarzenegger during a recruiting trip to the eventual commitment really stung.
I always felt we were the perfect fit for Ty. And now it all happens, even if a year or two later.
Welcome aboard young man! And Go Blue!
|47 weeks 6 days ago||Nice work||
This has been done on the Interwebs before where I've seen B10 programs mapped to GoT families. In that case Michigan was equated with the Lannisters.
As far as the OP's take, I agree on most with one huge exception, the Ohio State as Tywin. Any time you say superior intellect and Ohio State, you have completely lost me. If you were doing B10 coaches, I might buy Urban as Tywin, but as another poster already suggested, Little Finger is a much better fit. I had recently gone through this with a friend and fellow M grad. The Hoke = HODOR! was unavoidable. And yes, I've learned to have a much healthier sense of humor about our program lately.
|50 weeks 2 days ago||Good news when we needed it most!||
Congrats young man!
|51 weeks 4 days ago||Welcome to the weekend!||
|1 year 1 week ago||Apparently yes. This week indeed did get worse.||
|1 year 1 week ago||Advice||
|1 year 2 weeks ago||GOAALLLLL!||
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Except||
Joe Lunardi has a full time job. He is a honcho in St. Joe's Marketing department and also works as an announcer for their basketball games. They were a client several years ago; met him a couple of times in meetings. </Cool story bro>
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Hayes #1 RB?||
Have to admit, I am surprised by this. Before Spring, I presumed Green. After, based on what I read/heard, Smith sounded like the #1.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Probably best||
Probably best not to reveal a hidden camera has been installed, Chief Wiggums.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||One thing, one thing only||
This is a diversion. Don't fall for it. Keep the focus on one thing, one thing only:
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Great piece Brian||
Brian, as someone whose work revolves around watching and writing about Michigan sports, I've often wondered if you'd ever lose your passion as a fan. I've heard many members of the media talk about how it just doesn't feel the same anymore to watch games or when they are not working they have to consciously flip the switch to enjoy the experience as a fan.
However, reading this piece reminds me of what you are and why so many of us come here. You are first and foremost a fan, but you have a way at articulating what many of us are feeling even when we cannot find the words ourselves.
When I search for information about other college teams, I am reminded that most schools don't have anything remotely close to MGoBlog. Thoughtful, intelligent, often humorous (and free!!) content that so often resonates deeply on the things that matter to us most as Michigan fans.
Bravo Sir to you and the MGoBlog staff.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Might I suggest||
I've always felt the "Hold Me" meme belonged to TomVH and another era of the blog. So instead of trying to reuse that, how about this which uses the very same language Space Coyote offered in his advice to all in this very thread. (someone with more skills could greatly improve).
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Them's the breaks||
They had the ball with chance to tie and couldn't get shot off before clock expired. Congrats to Wisconsin. Kaminsky is a beast, but we already knew that.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Dakich||
Notice how Dakich always seems to sense the big play before others on the bench (example: Zone Killers, first GIF). Combine that and his willingness to ham it up, and it's no surprise he's leading many of the sideline celebrations. I'm going to attribute his spidey senses to a high basketball IQ that comes from being a coach's son.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Trading Beer with other MGoBloggers?||
Pretty sure Brian is on the record that he hates drinking threads, but I've always thought there is a great opportunity for MGoBloggers to connect with each other to trade beers. I know there are quite a few people on here who know their beer, have reliable access to fresh locals, and would be interested in getting out of market brews.
Obviously these arrangements would need to be managed outside the blog, but wondering if enough others are interested. We could always set up a shared Google spreadsheet to track interested folks (e-mail address where you can be reached), what market you live in and any specific beers you can get, and specific beers and/or varieties they are interested in trading for, e.g.
If you're interested, reply here and speak up if you have a better idea for how to connect outside MGB.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Bell's||
This beer has been around a long, long time. I remember seeing it on tap when I was a student many moons ago.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||That's just how you troll?||
So someone starts a thread to praise Coach B and this seems like a good opportunity for you to trash Hoke? I'll assume you're a garden variety Sparty or Buckeye troll. If not, smdh.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Updating design of this website...||
To be mobile responsive would obviate need for a separate mobile app. One of our rival sites, Eleven Warriors, has updated their site recently. In fact, majority of websites released in the past two years are mobile responsive. One codebase to serve all devices. Use more mobile friendly video formats like MP4. Yes, please.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Patriot. Hero.||
These words fail at describing Wild Bill. What a man. What a life. R.I.P.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||WOOOOOOOO!||
|1 year 9 weeks ago||GIF perfection||
Nothing sums up the joy of Denard Robinson and the best of the college experience than this. Definitely in the pantheon of GIFs for me.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||So ready for the weekend||
Fresh growler of Raised by Wolves from Right Proper Brewing + Michigan Basketball + weekend trip to the mountains =
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Maybe I missed it, but||
Maybe I missed it, but I thought for sure there would be a GIF of the play where Levert had a wide open three, but seeing an open lane to the basket, he decided to dunk it instead. IIRC there was a huge reaction from the Michigan bench which could be seen in the background.
Obviously a great week for GIFs so perhaps inevitable some good ones don't make the cut.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Harris as a blocker||
Harris shows signs of being a complete back including his blocking. If you watch his video, especially 2:34 to 2:50 mark, he really holds his own against much bigger guys. Very strong base, great leverage and a healthy mean streak. During that last one, there was a takedown and it looked like things got a little heated. Yes, please!
|1 year 10 weeks ago||IT'S A TRAP!||
It seems like a really bad idea to suggest fake headlines like
"Out of control Perry the ACL Elephant goes on rampage in Michigan lockerroom."
"Incoming OC Nussmeier to implement 1,200 page playbook found while cleaning out Borges' locker."
"Fred Jackson on incoming 2014 recruits: 'Meh.'"
We should not be playing with fire. No Sir. That's some bad juju.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Another vote for True Detective||
True Detective is easily the best new show I've seen this year. First couple of episodes may feel slow, but that's because they use investigative interviews with McConaughey and Harrelson as a plot device to relate details of a prior murder investigation.The acting in those scenes, particularly McConaughey, is riveting. As others have said, things do start to pick up. The closing sequence in Episode 4, six minutes filmed in a single, unbroken shot, will have your heart racing. Episode 5 which aired this past Sunday is the best yet. Plot moves quickly with some big reveals that set the stage for the final three episodes.
Another show that I really enjoyed was the BBC Sherlock series. I binge viewed three seasons in a couple of weeks. If you haven't seen the show, each season is only three episodes; however each one is about the length of a movie ~90 mins. The first two seasons are available on Netflix and you can stream Season 3 online or via the PBS app if you have Apple TV.
Have heard great things about Banshee so that might be next.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||SEC Coach calls B1G dirty?!||
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Hogwash||
We just signed the highest rated recruit in the program's history and Hoke has lost his touch?
|1 year 12 weeks ago||An inappropriate manner??||
WTF? Was D'Antonio walking around with his pants unbuttoned?
|1 year 13 weeks ago||In the past, you've said||
Sam Webb's word is gold and that you trust him. So if Sam, arguably the most reputable and insider guy covering Michigan recruiting, says we have a chance why are you betting the farm that McDowell is not coming here?
If this is simply your intuition, say so. If you know something that Sam Webb does not, we are listening.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Someone up for Double bang?||
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Bullet dodged?||
Seems there was a time when many here complained we should have offered this kid.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Here for the posbang||
Huge win over a very tough Iowa squad. We withstood every run. Sparty on deck. Let's make it happen. Go Blue!
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Rolling along||
Another B1G win. We have an identity! Two big tests. Two tests passed. On to the next one.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Get on the Nuss Bus||
Glad JCVD decided to join Nuss and split for Ann Arbor. Commence the dancing.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Raise your hand||
if you had Stauska pegged as the most productive recruit from the 2012 class.
Watch the Stauskas YouTube series. Listen to his father describe Nik's dedication; always studying, always practicing, always trying to improve. As Malcom Gladwell asserted in "Outliers" having innate talent is not enough. What separates the best from the rest is practice, practice, practice.
Much respect for Nik, his talent and especially his work ethic. Won't be surprised to see him succeed at the next level.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||If this were my kid...||
Step 1: Delete Twitter account.
Step 2: See 1
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Trying to draw parallels here...||
- Think about something you do well.
- Imagine people exist that rank your performance against peers say you are elite, one of the ten best at this thing.
- Job offers flood in two years before your eligible to begin work.
- One offer stands out, a company you know well with a great reputation. Someone you trust has strong ties to a head honcho there.
- You go for an on-site interview, are blown away by the experience, and accept an offer on the spot two years before your start date. You learn that another top 10 guy signed up to start on same date. Amazing!
- Immediately you start getting contacted by company shareholders telling you how great you are. Odd that strangers are contacting you, but they are saying such nice things reaffirming your decision.
- Fast forward and after a promising first quarter, the company begins to struggle. Other companies are contacting you more frequently with offers equally if not more enticing. You research those companies. Stock prices soaring, scads of top talent signing up. Looking further, one company has outperformed yours 11 out of 17 times during your lifetime including 9 of the past 10. And now the two time reigning "company of the year" is showing interest.
- You stick with your decision, but the company's performance continues to decline. Once again they are outperformed by their biggest rival. Rumors begin circulating that the CEO may be in trouble, that your advisor's connection is on the chopping block. The other elite prospect who signed up with you suddenly backs out. He's looking at other companies closer to home; one is named company of the year shortly after.
- You are confused. Shareholders from all over are telling you what to do and how you should feel. The company close to home is telling you that you are the answer. And then it happens. Your chosen company fires the guys who most strongly connected you to them. They bring in a new guy who is very respected, but you don't know him. Your friends and family recommend you look around a bit. After all there's plenty of time. Rumors start circulating that you might be on the market again. Some stockholders at your favored company suddenly aren't being nice anymore. It all feels crazy.
- You call the company and tell them you are backing out. Not completely out, but you need time to reassess your options. You have many. You have time.
Not a perfect analogy*, but put in these terms, I can better understand what this young man is going through.
* Imagine if you got a job offer and started hearing from shareholders. Guessing most wouldn't like that.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Posbangs be fallin'||
like Stauskas be ballin'
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Bo Ryan Monkey||
you ugly and you finally off our back!
|1 year 15 weeks ago||All IPA evening||
Heady Topper then Abrasive Ale tonight. Two of my faves.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Notre Dame news?||
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Or..||
MGoBlog be thinkin' like Mary Sue be drinkin'
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Posbang?||
|1 year 16 weeks ago||A B1G road win||
even an ugly road win deserves a 500 comments thread. Let's make it happen.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Goodnight John Boy||
|1 year 16 weeks ago||SEC slain!||
ESPN plotting its return already.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Good||
Use your aggressive feelings, boy. Let the hate flow through you.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Did I miss the party?||
Happy New Year to all 2013 survivors. Moving on to 2014.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Can't keep trading 7s for 3s||
Mattison needs to dial up the D. Let's get a 3 and out here.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Yep, perhaps the finest||
I had a Heady last night. Only two more left from my Vermont trip in the fall.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Libations so far...||
Kuhnhenn's Forbidden IPA
|1 year 18 weeks ago||The Internet||
The gift that keeps on giving.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Dear 2013||
That joke isn't funny anymore. Here's a picture of Morrissey with a cat on his head.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Please send help in 2014||
Just read the McGary news. Numb. I feel nothing.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Game...||
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Trolling chain reaction||
So thanks to this gem of a post, a "friend" thought it would be funny to text me the headline. Well I was in a pretty important meeting at the time which meant I couldn't check it out. So I sat there for the next half hour pissed off, distracted, and running through so many questions about how this could have happened.
So kudos for an epic troll. Be proud that you're the first person I've downvoted since the voting came back.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||No panic here||
If he were a 2014 kid, this would be really awful news this late in the game. But he's 2015. Plenty of time to identify other options or for him to come back around. Given Hoke's policy of "no visits" and Campbell's desire to look around, a decommitment was necessary. It certainly decreases the likelihood of us landing him, but I think a decommitment would be a far more damning development if we were like most schools that do allow verbal commits to look around.
Certainly respect his right to weigh all options before making his decision. Still would love to see him suit up at Michigan.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Remember it well||
Was lucky enough to attend this one in person down in Miami. David Terrell and Shaun Alexander were the two most dynamic players on the field that night: men amongst boys. Came down to the wire with Alabama losing on a missed extra point in OT which would've tied the game. Final score Michigan 35 Alabama 34.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Finding a rhythm||
At times, I found Beilein's "if player X commits foul then immediately sit player X" approach frustating and I wonder if it hampered ability for team to get in rhythm.
On better note, I think team played much better today and has an even higher ceiling. Future is bright.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||We On!||
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Where to begin||
- Filet 'o Fish is the unsung hero of fast food sandwiches.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Hello Negative Nancy||
So you're here to try and suck all the air out of the room? Having just read the epic Meta front pager, I'm guessing your stay will be short. So perhaps, goodbye it is.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Yep||
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Toppling Goliath||
is a phenomenal brewer and you're lucky to live close enough to get it on the regular. I traded for a PseudoSue and Sosus a couple months ago. The PseudoSue especially was stellar.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Amen Brother||
Zombie Dust is fully legit.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||There's five minutes I'll never get back||
Couldn't resist jumping down the rabbit hole to see if this was an honest question.
Alas, feeding the troll once again.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Not getting that 7 minutes of my life back||
Not getting that 7 minutes of my life back. Still much more entertaining than watching Al Borges nervously massage his chest which cannot be unseen.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||#HALOL||
This thread is so full of win. Who knew?
|1 year 31 weeks ago||As a frequent WTKA listener||
I have to stand up for Ira (not that he needs my help). While I do agree with the consensus that Sam is a better radio personality, Ira complements him very well. Together they are better than either one separately. In addition, Ira is the program director which is a huge responsibility; I'm quite impressed he can keep the plates spinning and run the show when needed.
As far as the incident discussed here, I don't really take much offense given what I've heard. Any long time fan of the Lions understands how snake bit that organization is and has always been. Sure Ira can at times get up too long on a soapbox which is easy when you control the airwaves. Perhaps a character flaw, but that's who he is. I have never doubted his enthusiasm for or allegiance to Michigan.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Tragic, not OT||
Very sad news. A Michigan grad losing his life in a senseless act of violence should not be Way OT or OT at all.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||For anyone who went to UTL 1 and UTL 2||
How would you compare the stadium experience in 2011 to 2013? I was at the first game and while not the biggest game I have attended at Michigan Stadium, it was the most electric atmosphere I have experienced there. Was Saturday's game the same, better, worse, or just different? Details appreciated.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||It's simple||
Dave Brandon told us he was looking for that "wow factor"(TM). Now he has delivered.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Hook 'em horns!||
|1 year 34 weeks ago||More interesting question to me is...||
Which would be the more desirable head coaching position: Texas or USC?
It's possible both might be open.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||DC Brau On The Wings of Armageddon||
A spectacular locally brewed DIPA. On deck, Bear Republic Cafe Racer 15, another DIPA. After that, maybe some DC Brau Corruption, a single IPA. Picked up a sixer of the latter today that was canned on September 4th. Yes, I'm a fool for my IPAs. The fresher the better.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||So full of win||
Not that I needed to get more fired up for the ND game, but I am now more fired up for the ND game. Great find. Thanks for sharing.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||That Miley Cyrus 'shop||
I LOL'd. Thank you sir.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||220 lbs?!?||
That can't be right, can it? If people around here are bitching about a 240 lbs freshman RB, how will they react to a 220 lbs DB? Personally I love the idea of a 220 lbs Wolverine who runs a 4.3 - 4.4 forty blowing up opposing players.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||2 stand out||
1) Minnesota @ Michigan 1986 - Gophers QB Ricky Foggie breaks free for a long run to set up soul-crushing game-winning FG. Dropped the Wolverines to 9-1 and took them out of national title picture. I was woefully underdressed for this one. By the time the game ended I could not feel my hands or feet. The walk back to Markley was absolute hell.
2) Michigan @ Northwestern 1998 - Justin Fargas had a career day in one of the longest, hardest downpours I've ever seen. Field was a disaster, a complete mud pit. It rained up, down, sideways, and all three at the same time. In spite of three layers of clothing, I was absolutely soaked to the bone. At least we won this game. Michigan's QB that day: Tom Brady.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Had an Oracle today||
Got lucky and found some last night at a bottle shop here in DC area. I'd only seen it once before, on tap during DC beer week two years ago.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Wow!||
Always liked Tom Brady, but this visit, that speech, oh that speech. He has immediately shot way up near the top for me. So pumped, I'm ready to put a helmet on now. Thank God my eligibility has expired.
Brady's dream of getting Tommy involved in the program has come to fruition. Let's hope this is just the beginning.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Commenting for two reasons||
A. Giddy about a Tommy Brady sighting in A2.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Full Lyrics|
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Here for the post game posbang||
Bless You Boys!
|1 year 39 weeks ago||No effect?||
Says a man who's never had Heady Topper. Cheers.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||First you gotta open the can||
Next pour it into a glass. Watch people's minds get blown after they get that first taste. Repeat until it's all gone.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Shared a four pack of Heady Topper with friends||
Shared a four pack of Heady Topper with friends. Was a good night.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Damn, way to lay down the||
Damn, way to lay down the gauntlet Coach Brown!
I will say this, if the atmosphere of UTL2 is anything like the first one, I think Da'Shawn is going to be blown away.
UTL1 was not the most important game I've ever attended at Michigan Stadium ('97 Ohio State comes to mind), but without a doubt, it was the most electric environment. It was a very, very different experience. And to those who criticize the pom poms and the Seven Nation Army, I would guess (a) you weren't there or (b) you're already dead and just don't realize it.
Oh, and if I saw Hand running toward me wearing a gas mask, I'd ship my pants.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Few off top of my head||
I'm sure Brian and co. have heard many of these before, but here are some things I'd be in favor of:
- Ability to direct message other users.
- Separate channels for different types of discussions. Limit to reasonable number (7 or fewer) and select carefully so they are as mutually exclusive as possible. Otherwise people will have to hunt around to much to find info.
- Ability to create a customized message feed based on user preferences (by channel, key word(s) and/or tags).
- Notification system: e.g., notify when Hello posts, main board posts, new posts to a thread you have selected to Track.
- Voting of yesteryear (as mentioned already by several)
- Improved page layouts. Current layout is cluttered by persistent links to non MGoBlog content. Wouldn't say eliminate them, but if that content were layered, accesible on separate page(s) via one or more links, you could open up the page, allowing the feature content more room to breathe.
- Mobile first responsive design. Would eliminate need for the app. (Sorry Elaydin)
- Reconsider separation of Diaries vs. Messages. Quite frankly, I'm not sure the difference is all that clear cut. I find the Diary content pretty hit or miss. Anything extremely worthwhile tends to get promoted to Main Board anyway.
- Reconsider New vs Recent vs Hot. Maybe it's the nomenclature, but not really sure how those work. Pretty much stick with new.
- Automatically surface trending / popular content.
- Easier integration of multimedia content.
- Ability for users to create polls, voting.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Ok I'll take the bait||
Lists like these are always debatable as beer tastes are purely subjective. However, I do believe that sites like Beer Advocate which crowdsource beer ratings from beer drinkers across the world, tend to get closer to the truth about who is making the best beer. Which I suppose begs the question does best brewer = people brewing best beer? I think that's what really matters.
The beer landscape is changing rapidly. Old guard craft brewers like Boston Brewing and Sierra Nevada are sentimental choices, but frankly have been surpassed by many, many new brewers. Even the next wave that displaced them, looking at you New Belgium and Dogfish Head, are not really in the top tier IMO.
What I really like about craft brew industry is how someone can seemingly come out of nowhere and brew some mindblowing beer that's light years beyond what most are brewing. Looking at you Toppling Goliath.
Brewers not mentioned on the list that I would include:
- Hill Farmstead (perhaps best brewer in the world)
- The Alchemist (if you only brew one beer, why not go for #1 rated beer in the world)
- Firestone Walker
- Toppling Goliath
IMHO, the best on that list are:
- Three Floyds
- Russian River
- Cigar City
- Boston Beer
- Dogfish Head
- New Belgium (although they have a decent sour program)
- Sierra Nevada
- Devils Backbone
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Ruh-Roh||
Unless you are a cartoon dog and your name is Scooby Doo.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Farewell Jon||
So much has been written about Jon Falk over the years, all of it good, which in itself says a lot about the man and his importance to the Michigan football program. One of Bo's greatest legacies was his eye for hiring the right kind of people that would sustain the program's excellence long beyond his own years as head coach.
Had the pleasure of meeting Jon outside Memorial Stadium in Lincoln last year the day before the game. Clearly he was busy, but he took a few minutes out to chat with the group and pose with us for some photos in front of the big Michigan equipment truck. He could not have been more gracious. /cool story bro
Wish him a long, healthy, and happy retirement.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Conspiracy Theory||
What if someone running a sad, under-trafficked blog decided to post something on the most popular college sports team blog in the world to try and get more visitors?
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Hasn't dropped here yet||
How is it?
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Hello||
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Stone has a good thing going there||
I've had several of the batches of the Enjoy By releases and so far and they have not disappointed. Really helping promote awareness for fresh beer. Makes all the difference in the world, particuarly for IPAs.
Honestly, I'm more interested in the Alpine beers you often post about. Nelson is a favorite, but also love Duet, Exponential Hoppiness...basically any of their IPAs.
I'm sure Brian would hate it, but would love to set up some MGoTrades with others so people from one region could experience great beers from elsewhere.
Oh, and for me tonight, I had a Zombie Dust (acquired via trade) followed by a Two Hearted (on tap where I had dinner). Also sitting on some Maine Beer Co. brews (Lunch, Weez, Mean Old Tom). Tonight I found a couple of bottles of Bruery's anniversary ale Bois. Looking forward to trying one and laying the other one down for a year or two.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Nope||
Probably for the best as I'd drown myself in Heady, Lawson's, and Hill Farmstead. Will be visiting this fall before driving down to U Conn game.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||As I use the very app you wrote||
I am reminded once again you are a Buckeye to the core.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||#HALOL||
You win. I give up.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Helluva lineup||
Damn, that's a really solid lineup and not at all limited to West Coast offerings. Would love to try some of those BA brews (Speedway, Brandy Hunaphu, DL Variant). The Alpine IPAs are phenomenal (at least equal to Pliny IMO). Is the Kern River Citra fresh? Thought it was a one weekend per year release. I traded for some after release earlier this year and it was tremendous. Have't had pleasure of trying anything from FW's sour program. That stuff doesn't make it out to East coast that I've ever seen.
My version of beer nirvana will occur the weekend of the U Conn game this fall. I'm arriving a day early and will be visiting Hill Farmstead then staying overnight in Waterbury to drink Heady Topper, Lawsons, etc. Can't wait.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||More, more, more||
Brian Greasy (GAH: Someone just beat me)
Gerald (other) White (meat)
Interesting concept of "top pig" and other tidbits (source: LINK)
Good luck pig, you'll need it.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Welcome Jabril!||
Real recognize real.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Encore!||
Heiko does it again. Bravo!
Really enjoyed the articles. Says a lot about the Blog and Heiko to get this truly unique interview.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Bravo!||
|1 year 50 weeks ago||My malty journey||
this evening has started with Daisy Cutter Pale Ale, a fine Midwestern libation. From there I may go with the more intoxicating, ominous, but utterly delicious On the Wings of Armageddon by DC Brau. Cheers.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||Use iHeartRadio||
If you have web access: Listen live from your computer on iHeart Radio
There is also an iHeart Radio app for iPhone, Android, and other mobile devices.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||That's gold, Jerry! Gold!||
Still up as of now here: http://vinebox.co/u/327526
Some of these are absolutely brilliant. Deserves more publicity, discussion on the blog IMO.
|2 years 6 days ago||Paywalled links are ok||
As long as they are marked as such ($) and not too much content behind the link is copy/pasted publicly here. Guidelines are here: http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/meta-premium-information-policy
Like many others, I signed up for ESPN when TomVH started there, so I checked the nation site but came up empty. Appreciate the ($) link if someone has it.
|2 years 6 days ago||So you're saying...||
that he doesn't have a commitable offer? BOOM! #UFM'd!
|2 years 6 days ago||Confirmed Source||
Didn't see anything about this. Can you provide a link please?
|2 years 6 days ago||According to Recruiting Roundup on WTKA this AM||
Lawrence Marshall has asked Sam Webb to come on live this Friday to announce his trimmed down list. So unless he's trolling really hard, maybe he's trimmed it all the way down to one...Michigan. Either way seems like this will play out quickly. Been an interesting few weeks for recruiting.
|2 years 1 week ago||Yep||
Google is your friend: http://bit.ly/12FohwS
|2 years 3 weeks ago||That doesn't work so much anymore||
The days of elite players from national programs staying to graduate are past us. I don't fault Trey or other contemporary players for leaving early if their draft stock is at or near peak. Now if you mean if he ever graduates, i.e., he fulfilles graduation requirements after leaving a la Juwan Howard, then perhaps I can agree with you.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Who would have believed...||
Who would have believed that two years ago as we bemoaned losing Darius Morris to the NBA that a young man from the belly of the beast would come and in two short years help us win our first B10 title since 1986, guide us to a #1 regular season ranking, win every player of the year award that matters, return us to our first NCAA title game since 1993, and then leave as a certain NBA lottery pick.
Trey Burke, one for the ages. Best of luck. You done good kid.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Server Unavailable ZOMG||
Came on to check Burke's status and when I saw the Server Unavailable I let myself dream that he decided to stay and the board blew up.
Well either way, this is very, very tremendous news! Welcome Drake.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Lot of poorly officiated games||
Lot of poorly officiated games. Sometimes the calls swing your way--see game, Syracuse--and sometimes like tonight they don't. But let's not act like the refs denied us the victory. That's disrespectful to both teams who played one of the best NCAA Finals we've seen. Sucks we lost, but I'm proud of the way we fought the entire tournament including tonight. No shame in losing to that Louisville squad. They're a damned fine team.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Thread won||
|2 years 4 weeks ago||At tip off I will open...||
Alpine Exponential Hoppiness. Duet and Nelson on deck if necessary.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Oooh, what a burn!||
Is this what passes for trash talk these days? Not impressed.
Besides it's doubtful Michigan needs any extra motivation at this stage of the game.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||And another one for Trey||
Wow! Probably some I missed and hopefully at least one more coming.
Congrats to Trey on his outstanding accomplishments.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Saw this on the Twitters moments before posted here||
but didn't want to create the thread bearing such bad news. Also being April Fools Day and all...
Damn! Damn! Damn!
|2 years 5 weeks ago||It's great to be||
A Michigan Wolverine!
|2 years 5 weeks ago||FUUUUUUUUUUU||
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Record setting point swing by VCU||
From ESPN article, "The 71-point swing by VCU -- from a 46-point win to a 25-point loss -- was the largest in NCAA tournament history. In 1968, Houston beat Texas Christian 103-68 to reach the Final Four, then lost to UCLA 101-69 for a 67-point swing."
|2 years 7 weeks ago||Excellent read||
Imagine my surprise when I noticed after reading this more philosophical thought piece that it was not from the pen of Brian. Damn good read. Hats off to BiSB. Hope there is more where this came from.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||Trollolol|