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|12 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks for the update! I've||
Thanks for the update! I've been away from the board and stopped in today and seeing a post from you was like a gift! I'm so glad this project continues. It's so worthwhile.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||I think you missed something||
I think you missed something with the BGS. Uniquely amidst other LSA degrees, it does not require foreign language proficiency at the 4th semester level. I think that increases its appeal for student-athletes.
I don't know what language study requires now with so many more resources available digitally, but back in the dark ages when I was taking it, there were expectations for group conversation & language lab study outside of class, both of which would have been a pain to complete given practice, travel, etc.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||The situation in East Lansing||
On reddit an MSU fan was bemoaning how they've fallen from playing in a national championship playoff game just last season to etc etc.
Alabama fan stepped in to say "Playing in" was a stretch and maybe we should all go with "participated in."
It was a nice moment.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||We are taking my child to||
We are taking my child to another Big Ten school for a college visit.
Things have taken an exciting turn as we have learned that my son's assigned admissions counselor on that campus is a UM alum who happened to play on a UM national championship softball team. My husband is clamoring to get some quality time with her, at which point he plans to ask her 0 questions about her current employer's offerings for our son and instead grill her for as much Hutch/softball team gossip & insider perspective as possible.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||PSU, club if possible||
I'm unable to edit the spreadsheet.
I'm looking for two tickets to PSU. I'd like club tickets, if I could get them.
I realize that club tickets are supposed to be sold on some "special" marketplace so only other club holders can acquire them. I can offer my assurance that we are U-M fans, I'm a U-M alum & employee, I will not be rooting for PSU or wearing any PSU gear, and I have sat in club seats half a dozen times via a family friend (I have some ticket stubs somewhere as proof)
|46 weeks 6 days ago||You want something else to||
You want something else to feel positive about?
Everybody's favorite bobcat mascot has No Regrets:
|49 weeks 6 days ago||Prices||
I have taken a few of their baking/cooking classes. When locating the ingredients they used so I could remake things at home, I better understood their prices and stopped feeling gouged.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||I liked Manuel's remarks. A||
I liked Manuel's remarks. A lot. I knew he was thoughtful; did not know he was charming.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||I think he was also sharing||
I think he was also sharing the moment with the family who helped endow the coach position. Anyway, I also thought it was neat that he left it to him. Kudos also to Rudock for making it about the team.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Had to go to the ER last year||
Had to go to the ER last year on Christmas Day with my son. I profusely thanked everyone there for working. Several of them said they were happy to work! Good pay, a break from relatives. But I'm still grateful.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Here on the Alumni tour||
Never been to one of these things. It's a good time, seeing Michigan fans all over the Hyatt Regency. Looking forward to kickoff lunch & pep rally today. The latter is free & open to the public. It's at the I-Drive 360 entertainment center at 2:30 pm.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Endorsed||
I'm with you. If this was deliberate (which I doubt) it's bush league. Let's beat them fair and square, not because they got accidental wake up calls and whatnot.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||I'm in serious marital||
I'm in serious marital trouble. I saw the photos on my phone last night and was like "Huh, so Harbaugh showed up!" And my husband was all, "showed up for what?" I explained the whole business to him and he asked why I didn't tell him about the walk ahead of time so we could go.
I had no answer.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||When Jordan graduates I'm||
When Jordan graduates I'm angling to get Grandma to come to my house.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Mother of son checking in,||
Mother of son checking in, what a gut punch. Well written. And as for the comments, I'm right there with many of you.
Naturally, any thoughtful person would be sad at this news. I think it hits parents at an entirely different level of sadness and empathy Parent of boys, even more so. Parents of boys that age, almost unfathomable. That's been my experience as my child has grown, anyway.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Happy to report...||
Michigan's policy has since changed so military personnel aren't screwed on residency.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||The Commons hotel is an||
The Commons hotel is an unbeatable location. Thanks to light rail, however, you can stay farther out and still get there without parking hassles.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||I'm less of a dick than this comment suggests||
Just for clarification--looking at this thread now, it appears I was correcting YOUR spelling, jblaze. In fact I was correcting someone else's, an mgoblogger who boasted about his ability to holler at his own players and declaring a bunch of us (in another thread) an embarrassment to himself as a true die-hard fan. It appears that comment has been deleted.
I generally don't care how you spell Rudock (and you came close anyway) but I will hold someone to a higher standard once he or she annoints himself a superior fan to the rest of us pathetic schlubs.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||You're right that program mix||
You're right that program mix surely plays a role.
MSU graduatates about a third as many engineering students each year as UM does. MSU also has a larger School of Education, too, which would also play a role (they put out 350+ new teachers each year).
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Yet I can't recall the last||
Yet I can't recall the last time our section was so full. Weird.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||There's nothing wrong with being an Ag school anyway||
I hate the implication that having agriculture programs makes you some kind of joke. Maybe it's my Nebraska roots, maybe it's the fact that I enjoy food and wine, maybe I'm just crazy. I may poke fun at MSU for lots of things but this would not be one of them.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||I confess I would like to put||
I confess I would like to put a stop to their ongoing Brown Jug party.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||It's Rudock||
Mr Die-Hard fan.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Nope, not sure. I don't||
Nope, not sure. I don't think the MDen was having the same issue--no signs up, anyway.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Well, you're putting yourself in there||
I merely noticed that they aren't enforcing the bag policy consistently, not crying over seeing purses. Cash-only was a glitch that took a few fans by surprise, which I know because I saw people asking seaated for cash.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||My eyes may or may not have||
My eyes may or may not have welled up when his voiceover started. I'm not telling.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Were you the "C" in Michigan?||
Were you the "C" in Michigan? That section was noticeably slacking off.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Needed more band music. Too||
Needed more band music. Too much piped-in. Couldn't tell whether the video voiceover part of the halftime show was an error or not--they drowned out the band (at least on the east side).
|1 year 44 weeks ago||So at least someone might be||
So at least someone might be dealing with "two chicks at once" like the OP hoped.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||After that first inning, we||
After that first inning, we might be lucky to get done with this by 2am