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- Get to enjoy summer as it means something again.
- Schools are great. You are doing it for the Kids!
- Vernors is easy to get.
- As the world heats up and water becomes more scarce, you will be able to keep your family hydrated.
- Promise regular trips to her family.
- Close to Chicago and Northern Michigan.
- and close the deal with IN STATE TUITION!
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Parachutes? In his sleep.||
Coach Harbaugh would have a submarine breach at the 50 yard line while drinking a gallon of whole milk.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||I am impressed.||
I think Michigan can make a very good impression on most of those questions. The thing I like most is that the programs and values that 'check those boxes' have been established and noted for a couple years or more.
Michigan doesn't have to make anything up this week to look great. A nice apology for the snafu would help, but let Michigan shine and all will be fine.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||He would have contributed here||
But, that was not in his best interest according to the coaches based on the medical information available. It was not for a scholarship. Doing the right thing for the player, despite the players opinion, raised my respect for the coaches. Wish him well.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||There are some coaching opportunities.||
Not too concerned yet about the spread defense yet. Having a linebacker threaten those short slants will be possible. But that will take some teaching and repetition. Even so, Hawaii made it to extreme NFL scoring range. Not sure what the percentage of 55 yard fg attempts are good, but am guessing that defense was good enough to prevent scores more than half the time.
|22 weeks 17 hours ago||sound like fun||
After 20 years of Financial Services Compliance, would be a nice change. But I know nothing about NCAA rules other than they are stupid and subject to whatever the powers that be wanted them to be, after the fact.
|37 weeks 14 hours ago||Message from Space.||
Japanese star wars rip off. Horrible.
I recall seeing Highlander 2 and having my friend scream "Six Seventy Five" as in 'I just wasted $6.75' and time I will never get back.
It did have the excuse that there was a fire and much of the movie was lost and they didn't have money to reshoot so they made something up from what survived. Bad choice.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||I agree||
The tone of the board has become significantly more sour in the past three months. Thought it would improve with better on the field results, but it hasn't.
Jumping on people for starting threads or poor titling of threads is unnecessary. It will not change behavior.
If I don't like a thread, I don't read it. I am not harmed or out anything other than the five seconds it took to realize the thread was mislabled or stupid. I find that it takes far longer to wade through the vitriol of negative posts to find anything substantive to judge worthwhile or not.
We all have Michigan in common, so send the hate to State (either one or both)
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Tough day||
Full disclosure: I have a child with terminal discease. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. We were on the Videoboard at Michigan Stadium in the pregame of the Minnesota game last year. That was the game where Chad and his family were on the field. That day, we thought how luckly we are to have our son, disease and all, for every day we do.
My heart aches for parents who lose their child. There is nothing like it and you are never 'whole' after that. I know this because in my community, losing sons is something that happens weekly, somewhere.
I am sad for the Carr family. Parents and siblings. I am sad for the people touched by his story. Next week, stop being sad and act. I am sorry to be blunt, but act. Give money, raise awareness, write congress and tell them our funding of medical research of terminal diseases is a joke. Tell the FDA to do what it can to improve the pipeline of approvals of promising treatments. Ask for us to buy one less aircraft carrier and cure one childhood disease. Get involved in "Make a Wish" Find someone in your area that could use a hand or your expertise if you have one.
Today, there was a hearing at the FDA about a new treatment for Duchenne. The first ever. It will not help my son, but it is hope. This treatment came about because of people decided that this damn disease has killed enough of our children. They raised money, motivated scientist, and generally pushed for something to be done. The cancer that took Chad can be fought and beaten one day. Make that day happen sooner by getting involved somehow.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Hope Kids is great||
Thank you for asking.
Hopekids.org is a great one around here.
They have all kids of events and bring families together in with others in the same boat. They will rent theatres out for first run shows. They clean the theatre out to reduce the chance of catching an infection because many of the kids on Chemo are immune compromised. They get tickets donated to local events. We got to go Trick or Treating in the Mall of America with Kevin Love a couple years ago.
Children's hospitals will have lots of information on local groups.
Most rare/childhood diseases will have an organization that will have opportunities.
Sometimes, the most appreciated thing is dropping off a gift card for Applebees to a group that can get it to a family. Can't underestimate the value of not having to cook dinner some nights.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Horrible news||
I am a father of a child with a terminal disease, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Losing kids is part of our community's experience. Devastating doesn't come close to describing it.
We are thankful for every day we have and hope that the Carr family has as many precious moments as possible.
For those wishing they could do something, please do. There are organizations out there that have a goal of making amazing memories for kids who happen to come with an expiration date. Find one, volunteer or give.
It doesn't matter if your kid has Cancer, Duchenne, cerabal palsy, or dozens of other killers, we do the best we can and a little help in making those special moments means the world.
The Michigan Coaching staff hosted our family for the Coach to Cure event at the BYU game this year and the Minnesota game last year when Chad and his family were there. Events like that are possible because people care and act.
Prayers for the Carr family and Fuck Cancer.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Checking in||
Section 113 row six, surrounded by our Maize and Blue brethren.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Sad Day||
I live in Minneapolis. Coach Kill is a great guy by all accounts. Wishing him and his family health and strength.
Last week, another beloved Minnesota sports figure passed away. Flip Saunders. Been tough to watch a sportscast around here for a whle. The only positive was that it pushed the Vikings-Lions rehash aside faster than they got through the offensive line on Sunday.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||I will be there||
I will be there with my Nephew. Looking forward to the game. I hope it is a grand destruction of the gopher varmits. I had to see the Jug at the MN state fair, displayed out in the open like they expected to keep it for a while.
Bring the Jug Home.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||watched the game yesterday||
I can blame Stafford for many things over the years. Yesterday had nothing to do with him. There were unblocked rushers from everywhere. That was the worst line play I have ever seen at the pro level. Told my son that they can fire all the players, so the coaches have to go.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||I was at the 2003 Game.||
Just moved up here and was with the wife.
We were getting some wicked harassment from a couple of drunk gophers. About halftime, I had enough and got in their face and was nearly thrown out. To my great appreciation, the rest of the fans, almost all Gopher fans, correctly identified the other guy as the asshole that needed to discuss somethings with security.
After that, I really enjoyed the comeback, but had no urge to gloat more than a knowing smile on the way out of the stadium. Except to that one guy. . . I may have made some comment to him on the way out.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Have a connection with someone who is close to Flood.||
Everything I have ever heard was that he was a great guy and went out of his way to connect with people that could use some help. I can't say anything about this particular incident, but until I see something that is actually inappropriate, I will hold back judgment. Rumors of impermissible contact and leaning on professors is a lot different from actual improprieties.
You can make fun of Rutgers for being Rutgers, but let's have at least a moments pause before attacking a man's integrity based on internet rumors. If the facts support the allegation, have fun.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||shows of note||
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Only wish I could give more Bangs||
for the image of a Thundering heard of Aaron Sheas and others.
Enjoy the day.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Nationwide is an excellent hospital||
My son has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and that hospital is a leading research and treatment site for Duchenne. When he was in the hospital in Minneapolis last summer with heart issues, one of their top Pediatric Heart specialists calles us on a Sunday to consult.
I swallow my distate for OSU and give credit where it is due.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||checking in||
Don't post much, but here it is.
Pushing 50, graduated from TC class of 85 and LSA in 91. Had a really good time and didn't want to see it end.
Live in Shakopee, MN now. Outside Minneapolis.
Work in Financial services.
Most Michigan thing: My wife (UM nursing school) and I made my daughter's middle name Blue.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Minneapolis||
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Go wings||
Wanted this won and done already, but tonight works for me.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Met Kevin in Minneapolis for a charity event.||
He was a great guy and engaged with the kids that day. Took them trick or treating through the Mall of America on Holloween.
That was a flagrant intent to injure.
Wish him a speedy recovery.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Not sports related.||
This is National Parkinsons awareness month. Sports trauma is not a cause for Parkinson's. Football can do terrible things to a body, but this is not one of them.
Loved what Gibby brought to the game.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||We are a civillized society||
We have a hunded increasingly horrible ways to kill him and the medical technology to try every one of the at least once before settling on the one we don't bring him back from.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Norfleet!||
Love that Dude. He brings it 100% and I enjoy watching him everytime he is on the field.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||I grew up in Traverse City||
Traverse City is awesome.
My wife is from Grandville, but the whole area is full of natural attractions, low cost of living, excellent schools, and enough people to have a meaningful economy. Sailing on Grand Traverse Bay was an incredible way to spend summers.
This is only my opinion, so I am not saying other places suck. Just my two cents.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||West Michigan is paradise||
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Going to a bachelor party for a buddy tonight.||
Starting with red Robin. Good things start with all you can eat fries.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Minnesota is cold||
But, we endure because spring ball is coming. Happy Friday