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|1 week 11 hours ago||Good point||
It's also possible the pilot was killed in a bizarre gardening accident.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Not that different||
The day before the Fitzgerald sank was unusually warm and nice as well. The storm came in fairly quickly.
|30 weeks 6 days ago||Standing vs. sitting||
Why do people assume that you can't make any noise sitting down? You can yell just as much sitting down as you can while standing, and truly, I doubt the players can tell - or care - if the fans are sitting or standing, as long as the crowd is making noise.
|1 year 4 days ago||small sample size||
Do you mean the majority of Michigan fans responding to this post (~50 people)? The night games have been great fun, but every survey of the season ticket holders shows that a large percentage of them travel by car a great distance to attend, and so a night game requires them to find a hotel, and turn it into a two-day trip. That's an inconvenience for a lot of the fan base, and the portion of the fan base that pays a lot of bills. .
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Medically sound||
He's right about it not being healthy to hold it in. That can be deadly. Silent; but deadly
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Workouts||
Sounds like the Broncos are running a lot of gassers in their workouts.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Front page drive-in news||
Though it's not mentioned in this article, the line in Night Moves "Tryin' to make some front-page drive-in news" was making reference to the old A&W drive in near the split of Maple and Stadium in Ann Arbor. When the drive-in was torn down not that many years ago, there was an article about Seger and the restaurant's role in the song's origins. I believe there's a plaque in the muffler shop that stands on the old A&W site commemorating the fact.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Mardi Link||
Wicked Takes the Witness Stand, by Mardi Link. A fascinating and disturbing story of the Jerry Tobias murder trials in Gaylord, and the complete miscarriage of justice that occured. It will completely shake your faith in the justice system. An added positive is that the book is published by the UM Press.
I would also join the list of those recommending Lawrence Wright's The Looming Tower. It's the best analysis of the rise of Al Qaeda.
|2 years 1 week ago||Not to mention...||
... and Rene Descartes was a drunken fart: "I drink, therefore I am!"
|2 years 1 week ago||Bankruptcy obsession||
Why do you (PeterKlima) always bring up the fact that Treetops is in bankruptcy? It makes no difference. Vandalism and destruction of property are still crimes, regardless of the financial condition of the victim. There is this sometimes-not-so-subtle implication in many of your comments that the destruction was somehow not quite as bad because Treetops is in the midst of reorganization, and that is just not a reasonable position.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Basics of bankruptcy||
I don't think you understand the basics of bankruptcy, as evidenced by your frequent assertions that the payment of the damages claimed will somehow help Treetops "bail out a failing business". Treetops' bankruptcy is under the supervision of the federal bankruptcy court, and anyone who's ever been involved with a large bankruptcy proceeding can tell you that it's a very cumbersome, time consuming, and costly process. Even if they were to miraculously recover all of the claimed $430,000 (litigation within bankruptcy is complicated further still), that amount, after attorney fees and other costs, would not even make a dent in their total indebtedness.
There is a huge difference between the Treetops situation and that of a guy with a failing business who decides to torch it. Once the federal bankruptcy courts are involved, as they are with Treetops, there's no way a comparatively small damage settlement is going to somehow save the business. The whole situation is a hinderance to their exit from bankruptcy; not a help.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||One more time||
Can you post that one more time? I'm not quite sure I got your point.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Huge surprise?||
Remember his incident in Aspen a few years back?
|3 years 43 weeks ago||More than three...||
Actually, there have been more than three. It's only been in the modern era that the university has sanctioned an exclusive radio contract. WUOM Tom Hemmingway doing play-by-play for years. Even the great Bill Fleming did some games on WUOM and WWJ.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||300||
I just broke 300 home games last year. I've been to about 20 road games as well.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||No bad seats||
You're absolutely right about no really bad seats. Talk to someone in the ticket office, and they will tell you that among season ticket holders seeking to improve their seat location, the most requested area outside of the 50 yard line is... the top row! The vast majority of requests are to move to higher rows; not lower rows. It's amazing to me to read so many posts in this thread by current students who act as if sitting above row 30 is akin to being exiled to Siberia.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||Other side?.||
What's on the back of the shirt? "Thanks, Coach Tressel"?
|4 years 20 weeks ago||6 in 2||
If I remember correctly, teams were limited to 6 TV appearances over a two year period. How different things are now!
|4 years 42 weeks ago||You are correct, sir!||
Both Martin and Brandon repeatedly stated that the addtion of premium seating would lessen the need for ticket price increases . Those promises lasted for oh, a good 3 or 4 months or so. They'll never reach a point where they feel they have enough money.
|4 years 45 weeks ago||Wait a minute!||
I didn't get a "harrump" out of that guy!
|4 years 47 weeks ago||Not what we imagined...||
To add to Magnus' point: I think a lot of us assumed that Rodriguez would sacrifice size, but gain elite speed in his receiver recruiting. We certainly did get smaller receivers, but not even the slot guys had any great speed. Odoms, Dileo, Gallon, etc, might be nice players, but none of them possess that elusiveness that makes up for their lack of size.
|4 years 47 weeks ago||The old adage...||
Hard cases make bad law
|4 years 48 weeks ago||"resell" tickets?||
I've read the short paragraph regarding "reselling" the 25,000 tickets provided over and over again, and I don't think it's at all clear where that money is going. Is UM buying them from the promoter, and then reselling them at a higher rate? It's not clear.
|5 years 1 week ago||One more time||
I will attempt to explain this to you one more time, since you obviously didn't understand the numerous posters who showed you the error of your argument. As Brian points out, there is no benefit because we are already below the 85 scholarship limit, and have long passed the chance to add to the 2012 class. A preferred walk-on is a walk on. There is no benefit gained by having these players not return for a 5th year.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Tailbacks||
You simply can't leave out Ron Johnson at tailback, and Bob Chappius (hard to find a position because of the variety of the single wing offense) needs a spot as well. Arguably, Germany Schultz invented the position of linebacker.
|5 years 9 weeks ago||You like the Gophers?||
I've always thought the Minnesota Rouser was catchy. I believe it was used as background music on the old Prudential College Scoreboard show as well.
|5 years 15 weeks ago||Not that much change||
Apart from the move to white pants in the the 1970's, the road uniforms haven't really had any significant changes until now. Most of the changes in the past have been fairly minor: stitching, piping, a block M on the sleeves, etc. From a purely subjective viewpoint though, putting big stripes on the shoulders is a radical change; not at all comparable to these other small details that have varied through the years. Ask someone not intimately familiar with the road uniforms to spot the differences in them between 1978 and 2010, and I'd bet they would be hard-pressed to find them. Then show them the Sugar Bowl uniforms with big stripes on the sleeves, and I'm sure they'd say they were completely different.
This is a dramatic change being passed off as a little tweaking. I suspect it's only going to get worse, considering that Brandon is only concerned with revenue streams.
|5 years 20 weeks ago||Going back a few years...||
...but don't forget Tony Boles. A catastrophic injury and then personal problems put an end to his career, but he could have been one of the great backs ever from the state of Michigan.
|5 years 25 weeks ago||Banquet||
Bo was the featured speaker at my high school athletic banquet. The captain of each team would go to the podium and give a brief recap of that team's season. Bo then made his remarks. Though he did not take notes, he made a comment about each of the 15 or 20 speakers who had talked. He was a brilliant, witty, off-the-cuff speaker, and very observant of others. One of the earlier speakers had mentioned that she would be attending MSU that fall. Bo started off by saying that it was too bad he hadn't met her earlier, because perhaps he could have pulled some strings and gotten her into her first choice for college. The captain of my team wore boat shoes - with no socks - along with a sportcoat when he gave his little presentation. He was going to be attending Miami - Bo's alma mater - that fall. Bo called him out, and said "Son, I think you'll find when you get to Miami, you'll need to wear socks". His eye for detail and memory were just astounding.
|5 years 30 weeks ago||Not quite a consecutive streak...||
...but I've only missed 4 home games since 1968. I don't have a precise count, but I think I'm closing in on attending 275 games.