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|5 weeks 5 days ago||I once went to a wedding in||
I once went to a wedding in Colorado where I tried to get a Michigan game on BTN turned on at the bar, someone mentioned that it pissed off the wedding photographer.
|6 weeks 51 min ago||I want to hand raise a||
I want to hand raise a wolverine pup, take him to Yost and stuff, maybe go catch the North Campus turkey,
|6 weeks 6 hours ago||The experience that matters is that of the CEOs.||
The overarching point here is that college hockey tournament attendance does not matter.
What matters are conference execs having the opportunity to play big shot in the city hosting the tournament, like every other bowl game and conference tournament. They want "exclusive" events that they can go to, big name tags with VIP printed on the lanyard, and want to stride around in suits while seeming important. They want to send out lots of press releases about how the tournament is in town, hopefully with some fancy lamppost banners that the city tourism board paid for, vanity promotions. That's the whole point.
If you have it on campus, it's all the fun for the fans, but none of the fun for the incompetent executives.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Bah gawd, that's professional||
Bah gawd, that's professional wrestling
Not amateur wrestling
|10 weeks 7 hours ago||This comes up every once in a||
This comes up every once in a while, and it's always hilarious.
For what it's worth, my banner ads here are Michigan Baseball and Michigan Alumni Association.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||- There's a lot of people||
- There's a lot of people that never really left (like Falk and Madej) who would be welcomed back as soon as possible. That ASAP means whenever those that replaced them leave, or whenever they can find the appropriate fit for them.
- Retirement and "retirement" are two different things, as seen today. If they "retired", I'm sure they'd be open to coming back under the old/new Michigan of Hackett/Manuel.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Beckmann's argument went||
Beckmann's argument went beyond the University defending that garbage. Beckmann was trying to claim that he was being politically persecuted, because PC liberals are trying to condemn him for his wise and true thoughts. Specifically, Beckmann was threatening Dave Brandon, since Brandon was (and is?) a major Republican donor in the state, claiming that he would run down Brandon in his social circles for not being a true conservative and defending him.
It also didn't help that the University and the athletic department tuned into his radio show, and heard rhetoric that was far more offensive than this every time they listened in.
Once Michigan got that reply, it went from Beckmann needing to stop this to Beckmann's gone and let's find a replacement.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Nope.||
Let's just say that Frank...wouldn't want to work with people like Webber. If you know what I mean.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||From what I can tell, and||
From what I can tell, and from what I'd expect, Falk will come back into his old position and slowly ease off his responsibilities until he is Equipment Manager Emeritus or something like that.
At the end of the day, Falk will be brought back so he can do what he loves and leave entirely on his own terms whenever that day comes.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||It's never going to happen,||
It's never going to happen, and that can't be emphasized enough.
There's a better chance of Chris Webber calling PBP for Michigan football than there is Frank Beckmann.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Beckmann is not coming back,||
Beckmann is not coming back, now or ever.
His political statements grew increasingly unbecoming of Michigan, even against Michigan in some ways, and he is still bitter about Michigan not keeping him on and endorsing his political views.
Contrast that with Falk and Madej, who left in name only and were never really 'gone' for good.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||A longtime (decades-long)||
A longtime (decades-long) friend of Jon's and one of the most connected people around Michigan athletics. He heard from Jon that he's back.
Falk being forced out has been an open secret for years, to the point that the WTKA shows have basically said it is what it is.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||This is good stuff. Good for||
This is good stuff. Good for Louis, and good for Michigan Basketball for being welcoming.
Now, as always, the ball is in your hands, Chris.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Wisdom of the group.||
If I'm Tom Brady, who looks for every possible angle on how to win, I'm reading what an old friend has to say on the issue. When you watch gamefilm (or anything) for so long, you tend to not absorb as much with each viewing as someone new to the situation.
Even if the Beav comes up with one or two points per year that no one else noticed, that's still one or two points that could be the deciding factor in a game.
|18 weeks 7 hours ago||By the way, the price to||
By the way, the price to frame a jersey is around $300 here.
|18 weeks 7 hours ago||Check these guys||
Check these guys out.
Official framers of all of Detroit's sports teams and the M-Den, these guys are the best in town. Ask for Craig.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Two Michigan-specific donations||
Gave $25 to a dance marathon participant.
Gave $25 to a student in the med school, studying to be a neurosurgeon.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Check out the Michigan||
Check out the Michigan Basketball 100 logo on the top part of the scoreboard.
Hadn't seen that before. Very cool.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||correction||
everything is awesome
everything is cool when you're part of the team, the team, the team
|27 weeks 3 days ago||I've actually wanted these||
I've actually wanted these for a while. Looks like I know what I'm getting the little cousins this year.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Jemele Hill got fired from the||
Jemele Hill got fired from the Detroit Free Press in 2005.
Think of how amazing that is, considering all the journalistic malpractice that we've seen over there, and yet it was only Jemele who actually got fired.
It's pretty remarkable.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||Is it too late for a good||
Is it too late for a good Dave Brandon grammar joke on a sign?
|34 weeks 3 hours ago||I found some typos in the||
I found some typos in the book that I wish to share with you for correction in future printings. Where is an appropriate place to share these? The Michigan difference.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||What tweet was this?||
What tweet was this?
|36 weeks 15 min ago||I listened to that show one||
I listened to that show one time and it changed the lives of a Michigan friend and I forever.
That being said, Dave Brandon is a crazy person.
|36 weeks 6 days ago||"the coach who took your team||
"the coach who took your team from absolute embarrassing garbage-pail irrelevance to conference-dominating powerhouse in ZERO YEARS"
This checks out.
|37 weeks 1 day ago||Not simply could have vetoed||
Not simply could have vetoed but did not.
Led the charge for.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||The seduction of Jim Harbaugh||
The seduction of Jim Harbaugh includes competitive motorboating.
|37 weeks 5 days ago||These butts and tight ends||
These butts and tight ends are not TE Jake Butt
What is going on down there in Schembecher Hall
|39 weeks 4 days ago||Completely agree on||
Completely agree on Klinsmann.
The gap between Jurgen's actual coaching skill and perceived coaching skill is vast.