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|4 days 6 hours ago||Yep||
|2 weeks 5 days 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.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Amen Brother||
Zombie Dust is fully legit.
|5 weeks 5 days 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.
|7 weeks 14 hours 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.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||#HALOL||
This thread is so full of win. Who knew?
|10 weeks 1 day 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.
|11 weeks 1 day 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.
|12 weeks 1 day 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.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||It's simple||
Dave Brandon told us he was looking for that "wow factor"(TM). Now he has delivered.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Hook 'em horns!||
|12 weeks 3 days 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.
|12 weeks 5 days 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.
|12 weeks 5 days 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.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||That Miley Cyrus 'shop||
I LOL'd. Thank you sir.
|14 weeks 1 day 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.
|14 weeks 2 days 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.
|14 weeks 4 days 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.
|14 weeks 6 days 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.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Commenting for two reasons||
A. Giddy about a Tommy Brady sighting in A2.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Full Lyrics|
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Here for the post game posbang||
Bless You Boys!
|17 weeks 3 days ago||No effect?||
Says a man who's never had Heady Topper. Cheers.
|17 weeks 3 days 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.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Shared a four pack of Heady Topper with friends||
Shared a four pack of Heady Topper with friends. Was a good night.
|17 weeks 6 days 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.
|18 weeks 1 day 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.
|18 weeks 1 day 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
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Ruh-Roh||
Unless you are a cartoon dog and your name is Scooby Doo.
|19 weeks 2 days 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.