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|1 week 3 days ago||Some Advice From a Fall 2015 Admit||
OP, it seems we are the exact same age and are looking at a similar type of situation, so hopefully my advice is useful. Just for background, I graduated Michigan undergrad b-school in 2011 and will have worked for about four years before starting business school in the fall. I applied Round 1 to Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, and Columbia and got denied by Stanford, waitlisted at Harvard, and accepted in Wharton and Columbia. I will most likely be attending Wharton in the fall.
A couple things standout to me:
Given these things, here's my advice to you, in order of priorities:
Given these things and just how hard it is to get into anywhere decent during Round 3, I would absolutely urge you to suck it up at the job and wait it out and apply Round 1 this fall. First of all, you won't have the time to figure out what I stated above before Round 3. Second of all, I think you should consider the longer-term implications of your decision rather than just running away from something. I know the current job sucks (I'm in one I hate as well) but the risk of going back to school, doing something just as bad, and burning money at the same time is too high to not make an informed decision.
Sorry this isn't all rosy, but the real world is a cold place and I want to give as real of advice as possible. Good luck with everything from a fellow die-hard Michigan fan.
|10 weeks 12 hours ago||I don't know if you can||
I don't know if you can comprehend this, but the starting quarterback at the University of Michigan posting pictures at the hospital probably does a lot of good in of itself to raise awareness for the hospital and the sick patients. In fact, there's a valid argument to be made that all the other athletes should post pictures too as it will raise even more awareness.
Go ahead, think about it. I'll wait.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Me either, glad we were both||
Me either, glad we were both able to.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||My guess is maybe the search||
My guess is maybe the search firm could help unearth some potentially viable and interested candidates through established relationships with agents and advisors in the event that obvious options A, B, and C somehow fall through.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Confusion||
So I'm a bit confused because I thought I had read right here on MGoBlog (perhaps in one of Brian's Searchbits posts) that Hackett was very reluctant to even take the interim AD job? And that he was content in his retirement and definitely didn't want the permanent position but was just filling in because he is a huge Michigan supporter and former player with fairly good leadership experience?
Since then, I haven't heard anything along these lines and it seems more and more like his term is getting longer. Just wondering if anyone had a perspective on this - doesn't seem like these two positions really reconcile. Did he simply change his mind and decide he likes being AD?
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Hopslam||
To be honest, I don't really love Two Hearted. I'm a huge Bells fan (and general small brewery / craft beer fan), but I don't think Two Hearted really differentiates itself significantly from many other pale ales out there. Don't get me wrong, it's great, but not something I'd go out of my way for. The Michigan ties and the good times I had while drinking it obviously make a difference, but it's not enough to make it outstanding.
Now Bell's Hopslam is a ridiculously distinctive and noteworthy beer that is much harder to find outside of Michigan (I live in NYC and have seen a few times, but nowhere near how much Two Hearted is distributed). The stories I could tell about getting hammered on the deliciously enjoyable beer...
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Life is life.||
Life is life.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||This is kind of a weird point||
This is kind of a weird point to me. I have no reason to doubt what you are saying (empirically it seems true), but who cares? I am a fan of Michigan football and so long as a coach can help the Michigan Wolverines be successful, I honestly don't care if the players he develops are amazing in the NFL or not. Would it be nice? Of course. Is it a priority / does it really matter to me? Nope.
I'd be pretty happy with a Tebow, with a Prescott, or with a Gardner being used correctly.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Bosch's Status?||
I'm assuming no one has heard any news with Bosch since he took his leave of absence with the team? Just making sure I didn't miss anything, although I read the blog pretty religiously.
|24 weeks 13 hours ago||Sorry, I did miss it. Honest||
Sorry, I did miss it. Honest mistake. I actually read the boards religiously but probably just skimmed over it and forgot.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||Fuck You||
Logged in just to say fuck you. Hope you get banned, fucker.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||I haven't posted in a long,||
I haven't posted in a long, long time, but dear God this was fucking funny. Really made my day, thanks.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Does Bollman call the plays?||
Does Bollman call the plays? I thought I read somewhere that he isn't handling those duites.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Although I don't post much, I||
Although I don't post much, I read 100% of content on this site. ST3, I sincerely hope this is your RS Junior year and you are back for more!
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Not to pick on you too much,||
Not to pick on you too much, OP, but your post is a classic example of picking out an outlier to make an untrue assertion. Sure, it worked for Michigan THAT YEAR, but that doesn't mean that you can use 1997 as a predictor for 2013 or any other year since of course the actual trend is for teams which are younger overall not to do as well.
|1 year 52 weeks ago||Good post, but you may want||
Good post, but you may want to edit your title with a "<=" sign instead.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Thanks for this update, I for||
Thanks for this update, I for one really enjoy hearing about all Michigan sports and would love to get regular info beyond football and basketball (which are obviously great).
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Maybe they should call Tim||
Maybe they should call Tim Beckman... He seemed ready for the big leagues. Oh wait, 2012 just happened...
|2 years 13 weeks ago||It's an easily debatable||
It's an easily debatable decision, but I wouldn't say it's inexcusable by any means. Brian, the Mathlete, and others have been advocates of going for it on fourth down. I would love to see what the math says in this situation. We had been moving the ball pretty well on that particular drive as well.
People talk about the impact of not making it and all the downsides, but they don't focus enough on the upside. Say we make it and really crush the spirit of the Buckeye defense, get momentum, etc. There is such thing as generating positive momentum, not simply losing momentum. There was a great Smart Football article about this.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Excellent post OP. However,||
Excellent post OP.
However, I disagree on the 4th down play. I watched it over and over (sickeningly) on the game highlights at MGoVideo and Denard had already been engaged by a Buckeye defender. Lewan does whiff his block completely, you are right, but it's unlikely that Denard would have gotten 3 more yards while being slowed by a defender allowing Buckeye help to get to him.
While this wasn't a straight up the middle play, it also wasn't attacking the edge which we did earlier extremely effectively.
I'm still not sure why we don't just have Gardner rollout with a run-pass option. That seems like our best play threatening the defense in multiple spots.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Thanks man, was just curious.||
Thanks man, was just curious.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||I wouldn't say it's commonly||
I wouldn't say it's commonly available. Here in NYC I believe only Time Warner and a few other providers carry it. I have RCN and I can't get Big Ten Network, so have to stream or watch games at other peoples' places.
If they added some more East Coast schools, I'm assuming the other cable carriers will pick up BTN as well.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||It's Galt...||
|2 years 20 weeks ago||I think recruiting rankings||
I think recruiting rankings can't really properly evaluate something that is key to how a player pans out: individual work ethic.
Just like instinct, some players just have it and others don't. This is the reason someone like a 2-star J.J. Watt can come in to Wisconsin at like 230 lbs and then turn into an NFL draft pick.
I just don't think there is any way to reliably predict work ethic, as you don't know how all the players will react to their adjustments in college, the status they get, the distractions, etc.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||http://www.lsufootball.net/tv||
This link basically has the information for every game out there.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Hoke has stated that Countess||
Hoke has stated that Countess is normally the gunner on punt coverage.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||I'm not disputing any of the||
I'm not disputing any of the facts that you state. They are are true and good. My point is that a Big Ten team, if the Big Ten is really to claim a spot as one of the nation's foremost conferences, should never struggle with any of htese teams that you have metnioned. I'm not saying you shouldn't schedule these teams or anything... just when you do you should annhillate them.
Credit to the FCS when it is due... THe other side is that the Big Ten should be doing better.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||I mean, I have nothing but||
I mean, I have nothing but fondness for Northern Iowa... I've been to some games there and I have run multiple track meets in the Unidome. They recruit the best talent they can get (top Iowa talent mixed with some elsewhere, they have a great track program), but they should never even come close to the talent level of a Big Ten team.
Basically you are making my point... There is no reason for any defending conference champ to lose to a better than average FCS team. There is also no reason for any team in the Big Ten to lose to a team that is in a whole division lower than itself. It's like another App. State...
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Found a way to win? Against||
Found a way to win? Against competition that is barely a level above FCS?
I would hope that the Big Ten would be doing more than "finding a way to win" vs. Northern Illinois and Northern Iowa... Those teams should not be in the same sentence as any Big Ten team. I know for a fact that Northern Iowa cannot come anywhere near the talent level of any Big Ten school, since I used to live in Cedar Falls.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||They have defenses that may||
They have defenses that may be statistically as good as Bama's. This does not account for the fact that Bama has a much stronger strength of schedule than either of those teams. We will be able to move the ball much easier against either of those defenses- key word being easier relatively and not necessarily easy overall.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Big Ten looks like shit this||
Big Ten looks like shit this year...
|2 years 26 weeks ago||To the above posts, it's not||
To the above posts, it's not really like there is a massive talent gap though. The announcers mentioned that Gilman essentially has a potential D1 prospect playing every position (probably exaggeration). I don't think the problem is that they are compeltely phsyically outclassed; it's more that they are just playing very soft.
For what its worth, the games that have been ranked vs. ranked have also been fairly lopsided, as far as I've seen.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||To the earlier poster's||
To the earlier poster's point, this is looking like another one of those lopsided high school games on ESPN 3. The only game I've watched that wasn't really one sided was the Joliet Catholic vs. Providence Catholic one.
Man, Gilman just looks lethargic as hell, like they don't even want to be there. That many penalties is inexcusable. They are playing like shit, but it seems that they have a lot of the phsyical ability to play with Moeller. They have just been killing themselves.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Surprisingly balanced offence||
Surprisingly balanced offence from Hermitage, lots of passing. You would think with Green they would be a pounding offense but lots of throws and QB runs.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Awesome, looks pretty||
Awesome, looks pretty comprehensive just judging on size alone. Thanks for putting it out there.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||FYI I think the event was||
FYI I think the event was sent out via the NYC AA emails I think a few months out. I have gotten several of them, and it seemed they increased in frequency as we got closer.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||To be honest, I think this is||
To be honest, I think this is fairly true. I am a recent Michigan grad living in NYC and the other Michigan people here I know all have finance/consulting jobs. That's the reason they come to NYC; if you are looking for different types of jobs you probably wouldn't move to the most expensive city in the country. Not that I think this is cool or a good thing, I fucking hate NYC and the corporate atmosphere here for those of us working in those kind of jobs.
The other types of jobs here (retail/artsy/random stuff) seem to be all manned by people who graduated from good, but not great, schools which are regional to NYC, at least from my personal perspective. These are people who have basically lived in or near NYC their whole lives and love it. I'm assuming most of the Michigan people who do these jobs would just do it in Chicago/other Midwestern cities.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||It's a team though. When one||
It's a team though. When one person screws up, they all screw up. His actions affect the team. It's unreasonable to argue otherwise, fair or not. Think of Sandusky's actions; they affected all of Penn State's current players who have absolutely nothing to do even with that era. But that's the way life is. There are consequences for your actions, and those consequences don't affect yourself but they affect others as well.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Is it just me or was the CTK||
Is it just me or was the CTK from two years ago super weird/awkward?
|2 years 29 weeks ago||This is exactly why I hate||
This is exactly why I hate the concept of using offseason unpadded camps and 7v7's to evaluate players... Touch football and real football are obviously two inherently different concepts.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||I wasn't talking about last||
I wasn't talking about last year, I'm talking about this year. Last year's talent at TE was much better than this year; Koger was a proven player (and could easily have been a decent NFL prospect had his development been different) and Watson was at least somewhat competant. Compare that to Brandon Moore, who has basically done nothing yet, and everyone behind him, who actually have done nothing yet.
I would only expect to see a lot of two TE sets if A.J. Williams comes in ready to play right away.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||It is a run-oriented offense,||
It is a run-oriented offense, but I highly doubt we will frequently utlize two TEs given our lack of talent and depth there. I would assume that we are in more receiver-heavy sets rather than double TE sets, and therefore it's crucial to have qualtiy receiver depth.
I'm not disagreeing with you on most of your points, but I do think that we probably won't emphasize TEs in this years offense making the need for receivers more crucial.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Don't forget the evolutions||
Don't forget the evolutions in technology. Much better track surfaces, evolution of track spikes, deeper understanding of training techniques, etc. Times will always decrease as technology increases. I'd be curious to see what a Michael Johnson or Carl Lewis could have done in today's environment.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Is it the same thing as the||
Is it the same thing as the Facebook?
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Good points; I would only||
Good points; I would only argue about the first one.
You could argue that other good players means they are taking tackles away from the LB, but you could also argue that having a better defense around you doing their jobs (e.g. line occupying blockers) puts the LB in a better position to make the tackle.
I'm not sure which is necessarily true, but I can see it either way, especially since my understanding is that most defenses are meant to free up LBs to make the tackle.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||How is it lessfair? It's||
How is it less fair? It's equally fair... You just use the information available to make your best prediction. Now you can say that there isn't as much information available, which is obviously true, but that doesn't mean it's not fair. All high school kids have the ability to put tape out there, and the fact of the matter is that's what they are evalutated on. It's a level playing field.
Telling people what you really think, if you are qualified (which I think Magnus is, since he is a coach) cannot possibly be a bad thing. Magnus has also always prefaced that he is simply a coach and a fan, not a professional evaluator. The net effect of having another educated opinion on recruiting is definitely a positive, especially since he doesn't cast everything in a positive light just to get pageviews since he isn't getting paid for doing it.
Should we expect every recruit to not quit the team/pan out/stay out of trouble and be the next Woodson? Let's just face reality instead of deluding ourselves.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||I have to disagree with you.||
I have to disagree with you. Saying that it's only 15% more than Martin, while true, is very misleading. This is not a linear scale; the incremental effort between benching 600 lbs and 500 lbs is an exponential difference in strength. Another analogy would be be in track and field, where atheletes can only run 100% of their speed for a short distance, but can run 90% of their speed much, much longer. The incremental effort is huge.
So it's not like Williams is 15% stronger than Martin, since it's not linear. He's probably like 30% stronger (just a complete guess).
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Dune by Frank Herbert. One||
Dune by Frank Herbert. One of my favorite books ever.
Watchmen by Alan Moore. Graphic novel, but absolutely deep and amazing.
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card.
A Game of Thrones by George Martin. My favorite book, the rest of the series fails to live up to how amazing the first book is (even though they are still phenomenal).
Not sci-fi, but The Godfather by Mario Puzo. One of the few works where the film version matches the brilliance of the written version.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Cuban Video in Question||
Sorry I don't know how to embed. (Can someone teach me?) This is the full six minute version; the ending is pretty priceless but the whole thing is amazing.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||I go to Touch the Banner||
I go to Touch the Banner every morning at 7:00 AM to begin my workday. I honestly don't understand the hate that Magnus gets.
Why is providing an honest appraisal ever a bad thing? I really look forward to seeing what Magnus says because 1) he seems to be objective instead of simply considering that every single recruit has the potential to be the next Woodson 2) he is a coach, which means he knows more about football, especially the fundamentals, than probably all of us, and 3) he is comfortable expressing his true views instead of just saying what people want to hear.
Is the worry that recruits will read his blog and dislike Michigan and go elsewhere? I have to believe that coaches, teammates, family, etc. will take up well over 99.99% of a recruit's decsion, not a blogger on the internet. I think this is just irrational.
Obviously, people who actively tweet recruits are not ok, but comparing what Magnus does to what those people do is simply comparing apples to oranges.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||I ran a hand-timed 4.57 in||
I ran a hand-timed 4.57 in high school; it was in the 4.75 range electronically. This is why I'm surprised that Lewis ran a 4.68; that gap between electronic timed and his reported hand timed 4.4 seems a bit bigger. Also, that shuttle is very good, but I wouldn't necessarily consider it elite (kids have been running under 4.2, and some are under 4.0).
Again, by all accounts Jourdan Lewis is an exceptional corner and athlete. I'm just surprised that given all the descriptions of him, his measurables tested slightly below expectations.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Is it just me, or does||
Is it just me, or does Jourdan Lewis's 40 time seem slow especially for someone of his size? From all I've read, one of his biggest strengths is "exceptional closing speed." Maybe that just means he has tremendous acceleration? Can someone reconcile the two? Nothing at all against the kid, who by all accounts is extremely impressive. I'm just curious.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||I have been a huge fan of the||
I have been a huge fan of the books for a few years before the show was released. I have read each of them probably four to five times. I woudln't say the books are necessary to understand the show, but they certainly help, and the show is certainly quite different now in season two.
For what it's worth, A Game of Thrones is my favorite book. I think it was just written so tightly, with all the different storylines weaving so well. This was before a lot of the supernatural dynamics really came into play in the series and it was more a political/war power struggle book than fantasy. I think Martin really did a tremendous job on the book, and all the books afterwards (while quite good still) never really reached the same level of coherence and consistency.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||I'll just leave it at||
I'll just leave it at this:
An objective person who has played or been around both sports would say that a college football practice is nowhere near as physically demanding as a wrestling practice.
Again, I'm only talking about it from a physical/exhaustion perspective, which is what I see as toughness. Of course there is time spent in the film room and memorizing plays, but that doesn't really take "toughness." It's not like wrestlers don't study either.
I'm a ridiculous Michigan football fan first and foremost, but I really like to see the wrestlers get their due. It always seems those kids are working their asses off and they rarely get the recognition for it.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||Well, evidently I hit a||
Well, evidently I hit a nerve. I apologize; I have a very healthy respect for wrestling being from the state of Iowa.
Let me rephrase my statement: to wrestle at the championship level, the individual athlete must make more sacrifices (e.g. put up with more pain/physical endurance) than an individual athlete who plays football on a championship team.
You are all correct in saying "hard work" and "dedication" is somewhat subjective and very individualized. However, I stand by my above statement saying wrestlers must endure more physical hardship to win a championship than football players.
I doubt many of the posters who responded have been close to wrestling. It is a truly grueling sport.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||Many people underestimate how||
Many people underestimate how tough wrestling is since its not really a spotlight sport, but it probably takes way more hard work and determination than football or basketball. It's essentially a solo sport going against some of the toughest and most athletic people. This is totally deserved; Kellen Russell is a fantastic representative of Michigan.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||So what about all the people||
So what about all the people who lost their retirement/pension money? They don't really control what those funds invest in. Were they just not smart enough, unlike you? Should they just have left their money in a savings account in the bank?
|2 years 43 weeks ago||I'm definitely well within||
I'm definitely well within the 99%. I just like quality products. I don't own that watch.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||I totally agree with that.||
I totally agree with that. I'm still trying to understand it fully myself, despite being somewhat immersed in that world here in NYC and surrounded by people who witnessed it firsthand. I think this documentary does the best job of condensing everything into a narrative that can easily be understood by most people.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||I also agree that we would||
I also agree that we would have won. However, we need to factor in that much of their starting defense did not play very much, similar to our situation with Denard and Fitz during our spring game. This contributed to how bad some of their play was.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Thanks everyone for the||
Thanks everyone for the encouragement and comments. I appreciate all feedback. If you guys were interested in the article, a guy made some pretty good counterpoints to it in the comments. I responded, and hopefully we'll get a good discussion going.
The name isn't set in stone, but I think it works as a catch all for all the other things I plan on discussing in addition to college football. There will probably be a lot of random shit.
Thanks for reading.
|2 years 48 weeks ago||Agreed, I have been way too||
Agreed, I have been way too spoiled.
|2 years 49 weeks ago||Absolutely agree, the MBA||
Absolutely agree, the MBA experience is quite different. Obviously candidates come from all different backgrounds and there is a lot more diversity of mindset and ideas. Hope I made it clear I was speaking for the BBA degree.
Also, I don't want to come off too negative on the BBA; it's a great program. The key, however is knowing that you really want to be a finance or consulting guy before you enroll in it. That's hard for a lot of young guys to truly know at 20 or so having never worked in those fields. That's why I would advise engin or something to keep doors open.
|2 years 49 weeks ago||Couldn't agree more with the||
Couldn't agree more with the above poster (I was a BBA). I'll elaborate further when I get to a computer.
Ross is a great school for certain kinds of people who want to do certain kinds of things. If you want to work on Wall St. (metaphorically, as these jobs obviously exist in LA, Chicago, Dallas, other satellite offices) and grind in investment banking, sales and trading, or other aspects of finance later on like hedge funds and private equity, GO TO ROSS. I say grind because you are treated as a commodity (no shortage of willing people) and a warm body to work however many hours they need you unless you are financial royalty like Leon Black's son. It is not an easy life, but if what you want is a safe track to lots of money and you are willing to sacrifice other aspects of your life (social, comfort, health, happiness) for several years, then go for it.
Ross is NOT a great school if you want to do something creative. If you want to work on products or technology and want to build things that make people's lives easier or do a startup, do not go to Ross. Go do something in science or engineering and audit whatever Ross classes you need. The reason Ross is not good for these kinds of careers is that culturally, it strongly emphasizes jobs like financial services (Wall St.), consulting, and accounting. These are not jobs/fields in which value is derived from creating anything; here value is derived by providing a service and/or speciality. These services do not really change, and that is why there is little innovation in the financial world as opposed to the high tech world. The innovation that exists, such as derivatives, are ultimately very potentially harmful as they are built and used out of greed with little regulation or self control (see CDOs, housing bubble, financial crisis, etc.).
How do I know all this? I graduated as a BBA and worked on Wall St in investment banking. Today I do consulting for a large financial firm. I have lived the "Ross experience", and to be honest I hate my life. I do not consider myself a greedy person, and I would like to build products that help people. My opportunity to do so is quite limited with my degree and career, and often I wish I had finished undergrad engineering instead. Also this is a massive generalization, but most people who went to Ross and are on Wall St. (and who go to Wall St. in general) are not kind, decent people. They become addicted to the next bonus and their own lifestyles and couldn't give a shit about what Joesph Kony is doing or that the income disparity is higher than ever in the United States. These aren't necessarily bad people to begin with; just a really terrible environment to live in.
My advice is to keep your options open and go with some sort of engineering. If you are smart, then you can get any of these Wall St. / consulting jobs anyway; people look very highly upon Michigan's Engin school. However, if you decide you don't want that career path, you have plenty of other options. I would recommend CS. I didn't do this because I wanted to have a good time in college (and did), but I would trade it all in a heartbeat to have a career in which I don't hate going to work everyday (I am quitting soon).
Business concepts are relatively easy to pick up in comparison to science/engineering things. An MBA will hook you up great for any business job you could want, but a different undergrad degree will open up more doors for you.
|3 years 4 days ago||For the rest of you guys,||
For the rest of you guys, this guy is describing my life exactly. He obviously knows me IRL. Who are you? Did you go to bschool with me? Spaeth? Bill?
|3 years 5 days ago||Off topic, but JohnCorbin is||
Off topic, but JohnCorbin is your name actually John Corbin? Because mine is.
|3 years 5 days ago||I love Qdoba. They actually||
I love Qdoba. They actually marinate their meat in a way that makes sense and it always comes out juicy and flavorful. I also think their Queso is the best.
I would put Chipotle next, as their spices are pretty good. Overall the burrito just seems slightly lower quality than Qdoba however; seems like its smaller, they use lesss ingredients, etc.
Pancheros is pretty low. Two of my best friends worked at Pancheros in high school so I would always get hooked up, and I still didn't like it very much. Everything is just less flavorful than the top two options. Their steak is quite dry as well.
Finally, BTB goes all the way on the bottom. Five years ago when I was a freshmen, I thought it was the best thing in the world. However, the quality really seems to have gone down and I find their burritos incredibly dry. Had my last burrito there last year (senior year) and really did not enjoy it at all. Yes, it's great drunk food, but in that state there isn't a whole lot that doesn't taste good. If you want delicious drunk food, go to South U Pizza. Love that place.
A sidenote for the health conscious: what I learned from my two good friends who worked at Pancheros in high school is that burritos overall are actually quite healthy. Assuming you don't get the bad toppings for you, straight up rice, beans, and some kind of protein with a little sauce is quite decent for you. It is the TORTILLA THAT KILLS YOU. These places fill their tortillas with lard, sugars, and all sorts of bad stuff to make them taste better. The better option is always to go for a burrito bowl and just ask for some extra rice or beans.
|3 years 2 weeks ago||I, for one, applaud this||
I, for one, applaud this reckless hatred of Brian Kelly / whoever coaches Notre Dame. I hate Notre Dame with apparently an equal passion as the OP, and it is a noble hatred to have indeed.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||FYI this article is really,||
FYI this article is really, really good. A lot of history in here as well with Jimmy Johnson "inventing" the modern day 4-3, something I did not know. I always find it fascinating learning how football offenses and defenses have evolved, from the Wishbone and Wing-T to the 5-2 Monster / 4-3. Overall a very interesting, well-written, and informative article. Thanks for sharing.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Love your objective||
Love your objective contributions to the board so far, keep it up.
However, somewhat ironic calling Meyer the patron saint of student aid considering what Saban has done in recruiting. It's like the crow calling the raven black. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Saban is a premier coach, but what are your thoughts on the number of medical hardships in the Alabama program?
|3 years 3 weeks ago||I'm just as happy that Notre||
I'm just as happy that Notre Dame's class is imploding compared to Michigan signing a tremendous class. Just delicious.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||I don't intend to single you||
I don't intend to single you out or anything, but I'm pretty sick of the whole Meyer is 0-1 against Michigan meme. It's so overused and illogical. One data point shows absolutely no trends, first of all. Second, it was a completely different situation back then; it's not like it's even the same coaches so it's not apples to apples. Finally, a 1-0 record against a coach of Meyer's (proven) caliber is nothing special.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||I would also suggest computer||
I would also suggest computer science or some kind of engineering. I went to Ross undergrad and while I excelled and found a great job, I hugely regret not learning how to program. That's the skill in the hottest demand for the foreseeable future.
You can always learn the business skills later/on the job since they are so much easier to learn. You can't really learn programming easily again. Programming just opens so much more doors in your future especially if you get an MBA later.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||There are a lot of people who||
There are a lot of people who are bitter on these boards after a recruit de-commits or commits somewhere else and post useless nonsense like "we didn't want him anyway," but I think this is a clear cut case of "we didn't want him anyway."
I think Hoke and Co. are absolutely doing the right thing in terms of recruiting kids with high character, or at least kids smart enough not to tweet some obviously self-harming things. I am very happy that we stopped recruiting him and he did not come to Michigan.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||No, he is not. You are||
No, he is not. You are thinking Garnett, who may be.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||I'm from Iowa, have many||
I'm from Iowa, have many friends in Iowa City and been there often. I agree its kind of a dump at least compared to Ann Arbor, but I've always had a fun time. I'm curious why you think their fans are the worst though? I've only had pretty decent interactions (aside from my friends; obviously we give each other a lot of shit).
|3 years 6 weeks ago||1. Notre Dame 2. Ohio||
1. Notre Dame
2. Ohio State
3. MSU (although rising fast due to their psychopathic actions this season)
4. Nick Saban
|3 years 6 weeks ago||He's transferring because||
He's transferring because he's buried in the depth chart behind Robert Woods and Marquise Lee, both of whom are pretty dominant receivers. Each had over 1000 yards this year. He also has to contend with George Farmer (5 star freshman recruit I believe).
Pretty unbelievable how talented their receiving corps is at the moment. It's possible that Prater is just a bust as well.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||Funniest and truest thing||
Funniest and truest thing I've read all day.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||I lived in Toledo when I was||
I lived in Toledo when I was a small boy. Gotta agree, it sucked, although we were very poor back then.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||I mean, ginger is the||
I mean, ginger is the conventional term so I use it (not in an offensive way, just to mess around). I clearly don't have a problem with Irish or red-headed people being that my best friend is both, but it's still fun to make fun of him especially since he is a ND fan.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||Ha, also my best friend||
Ha, also my best friend growing up was a Notre Dame fan (he was a part Irish ginger) so that helps explain on utterly irrational hatred of that institution.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||I hate Notre Dame much more||
I hate Notre Dame much more than Ohio State. At least Ohio State was good (I know they cheated and such, but bear with me). I cannot believe the amazing amount of attention and hype Notre Dame gets every year from ESPN and the like. I also cannot believe how good their recruiting is despite not being truly nationally relevant in the last 15 years or so (other than Reggie Bush push year). It bothers me how, despite all logic, everyone still loves to talk about them all the fucking time.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||YES. Oh my god yes. This||
YES. Oh my god yes. This just made my day. My hatred of Notre Dame is legendary. I could not be happier to hear this. Why, God, why would you let a school that mediocre at football in the last 20 years be able to recruit so well? This seems like justice. God I hate Notre Dame.
It's my birthday tomorrow, this must be a sign.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||Schutt is a tackle, Pittman||
Schutt is a tackle, Pittman, Spence, and Washington are both ends. They might all start at WDE but with their incredible talent and frames, I don't see a reason why two couldn't see the field at the same time. Spence and Washington for sure have the frame to move to SDE.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||I, for one, am extremely||
I, for one, am extremely scared of how good their d-line will be. Three 5-star prospects within a few weeks? Anyone who says otherwise is just being unrealistic. This is probably the best d-line class in the nation. Thankfully we secured the best o-line.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||It's probably because these||
It's probably because these kind of things are based on high school stats instead of recruiting rankings/upside at the next level.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Hahaha, love the comparisons.||
Hahaha, love the comparisons. However, we could just leave it at OSU got Denarded.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Not to put a damper on||
Not to put a damper on everyone's spirits, but has anyone considered that he might be coming up to watch Ohio State play just as much as Michigan? Isn't he strongly considering OSU as well? All he says is he's heading up to Ann Arbor.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||For this current year, Ryan||
For this current year, Ryan Van Bergen. Kid was a hard worker who stuck around and made something of himself for a lower rated recruit. Just a true grinder and a true Michigan man.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||Anyone have a replay of this?||
Anyone have a replay of this?
|3 years 16 weeks ago||We should have called a||
We should have called a rollout run/pass option on the 4th down however. I totally agree with before, since you can't afford to have the clock run out.
The officials were terrible this game, but let's be honest. Our offensive play-calling didn't work in our favor. Edge running wasn't working, drop back passing wasn't working, only running up the tackles where they were weaker was. We got away from that and had shitty production. Then we switch back to the spread option (which this offensive skillset is built around) and have two ~80 yard drives at the end when its basically too late.
I get the need for Borges to transition, but why don't we wait till we have the personnel?
|3 years 17 weeks ago||To be fair, she explicitly||
To be fair, she explicitly said some of the starters are in, not "Michigan is still playing their starters."
|3 years 17 weeks ago||Quite happy to kick Danny||
Quite happy to kick Danny Hope's ass. I'd imagine the post-game handshake was Brady Hoke saying good game, Danny Hope not keeping it together and eventually saying "suck it" or something equally as juvenile, with Brady Hoke retorting something about the scoreboard and we'll see you next year.
God this one felt good.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Last week's game against them||
Last week's game against them really ramped up my hatred of them, so excuse me if I am rude, but do we really need a thread congradulating them? I mean, a thread that doesn't discuss the game in any way, but just gives them credit?
Fuck Michigan State.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||The Blount punch also occured||
The Blount punch also occured after the game was over. I think it's different in the heat of the moment on a guy with a helmut who you just got in a scuffle with, but after the game is well over on an exposed guy's face is way too much.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||Crazy what a young Jim looked||
Crazy what a young Jim looked like.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||Just tremendous, thank you.||
Just tremendous, thank you.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||I think this deserves a front||
I think this deserves a front page Hello: post. I grew up in Iowa before graduating from Michigan and I am a wrestling fan and have watched a decent amount of high school wrestling. This kid is the real deal. The way he just manhandled Bonner in the finals was just malicious. It really looked like he was just playing with him out there.
He has got to be the biggest pickup for Michigan wrestling in at least the past few decades. This guy will be a superstar, just tremendous.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Tremendous diary, this is why||
Tremendous diary, this is why we visit MGoBlog...
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Just because I felt like it.||
Just because I felt like it.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||I didn't mean his (Morgan's)||
I didn't mean his (Morgan's) strength, I meant the strength of the opposing team. It seemed to me he just wasn't ready to taking down a bursting back like Wood. On that play, it seemed like Morgan was making an arm tackle (a little bit better than an arm tackle, but nothing like a form tackle) and Wood just shrugged it off. He'll get better obviously as he adjusts to the college game, but unfortunately he didn't get the chance to get used to the game in garbage time reps and was thrown out there in a starting role.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Coaches probably came to the||
Coaches probably came to the same conclusion as Brian: Herron had some big plays but was largely out of position and made lots of errors during the Western game. Brian's UFR graded him out pretty poorly; the big plays were basically just being in the right place at the right time. Obviously I don't want to take anything away from that, because being in the right place at the right time is crucial, but it doesn't excuse the otherwise poor linebacker play.
I have no idea about M. Jones. Starting Desmond Morgan really worries me, true freshman and all. ESPN pointed quite clearly that in one of the first running plays, Morgan was just almost in the right position and should have stuffed the run, but just couldn't do it and Wood broke free. I don't think he is quite ready for the strength and speed of the college game to be a full time starter or anything.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Just a tremendous||
Just a tremendous representative of our school. He is literally the opposite of the worlds Terrelle Pryors and Cam Newtons.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||I hate Notre Dame with an||
I hate Notre Dame with an obsessive passion but I do appreciate your insights and the level-headness of your posts. Unfortunate you are a Notre Dame fan; we could have been friends.
(Ironically my best friend growing up is a Notre Dame fan, and he got me started on hating them so badly.)
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Overall, the defensive line||
Overall, the defensive line was pretty quiet, and this worries me. I thought for sure Mike Martin, Roh, and Van Bergen would have thier way with a pretty patchy WMU offensive line. However, they just didn't seem all that active. I didn't really see Roh do anything. I only heard Van Bergen's name mentioned a couple times.
This seems pretty problematic going forward, as the line is supposed to be our strong point, especially in this new improved scheme. Never mind BWC or our other rotation players; I think we need a bit more production from our starters.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||I feel stupider for even||
I feel stupider for even clicking on this thread. I second that I hope this douchetool never went to Michigan. Mods could we just remove this pointless thread?
|3 years 25 weeks ago||This is the happiest day for||
This is the happiest day for me in recent memory. I hate Notre Dame with an obsessive passion and watching the clock go to zero as they lose really made my day. Our win was also nice, of course.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||This is the happiest day for||
This is the happiest day for me in recent memory. I hate Notre Dame with an obsessive passion and watching the clock go to zero as they lose really made my day. Our win was also nice, of course.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||And other people didn't. We||
And other people didn't. We all have our own opinions.
Obviously, I love the block M and it is our logo. I just didn't like it at the location its at on the uniform.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||I'd be fine if they were on||
I'd be fine if they were on the pants, they don't really matter. It's just that it's literally right above the name put in a space not really designed for anything to be there. It just looks so out of place.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||On a sidenote, was anyone||
On a sidenote, was anyone else bothered by the block M on the top of the player number on the back of the jerseys? Seems really out of place and just another way for David Brandon to push the marketing. For me, it really ruins the classical clean blue uniform.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Is the game being televized||
Is the game being televized on the same channel? I can't seem to find it although I was watching it before. There is nothing I want more than to see Notre Dame lose.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Excellent update, thanks Ace.||
Excellent update, thanks Ace. Seems a lot of people were down on RJS's game, but you put it back into perspective.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||I am just thoroughly||
I am just thoroughly impressed with both this recruit and his father. Seems the father really empathizes the right things and stresses being a complete person with education as well as football. This is the exact kind of great young men (and families) that Michigan should be recruiting. These people are Michigan's backbone and lifeblood.
I really just love this paragraph:
"ACE: You said that your son is planning to study mechanical engineering in college. What qualities is he looking for in his future college choice?
MR. NICKELSON: As I mentioned, the combination would be a top-25 football program with has a top-tier engineering school; it’s only a handful of schools that have both. In addition, we have talked about playing for an offensive line coach that played the position in college or in the pros, along with a head coach that will have some level of flexibility in regards to the engineering curriculum.
Based on recent events, it will also be very important that the program is in good standing with the NCAA, and not under any type of current investigations.
If Tristan has the opportunity to play in the NFL that will be great, but we have always stressed the need for a great education, which he has done a great job of managing to date. So from our perspective, the pursuit of the [mechanical engineering degree] should always be equally as important as playing for a major university."
Thanks for the info Ace, I've read The Wolverine Blog for a long time and look forward to your content here.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Just graduated Michigan and||
Just graduated Michigan and moved away to NYC, and this list makes me feel quite homesick.
I agree with most things on this list, and I want to highlight Frita Banditos and Grange as two excellent establishments. Food at both is just phenomenal. I have only been to Logan's once, and while it is certainly a quality place, I happened to not like the menu we got all that much.
Tomukun is great ramen; I am somewhat of a ramen fanatic and outside of Japan, New York, and certain places on the West Coast (i.e. in the Midwest), it's probably about as good as you are going to find. The real thing in Japan is just tremendous, however. It's also really easy to get fucked up there because the sake is pretty cheap if you buy the bigger bottles.
I too, was not quite impressed with Zingermann's Roadhouse, although the Southern Fried Chicken I got there was tremendous. Everything else was just average.
Arbor Brewing Company really does just suck. I have never enjoyed a beer there; it was never really cold and everything tasted like it was the last remnants in a keg. Finally, a correction: Mitch's is no longer opened. It closed my junior year, so I guess about a year and a half ago now.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Super annoying, it knocked||
Super annoying, it knocked out the water in my NYC apartment...
|3 years 27 weeks ago||He wasn't "hurt" but he was||
He wasn't "hurt" but he was coming off an injury, hence, the massive brace on his leg that focused on his knee. It is extremely constrictive.
In high school, I wore a big shoulder brace because my shoulder was knocked out, and that already hampered my ability to run and my speed. I can only imagine what a massive brace on your knee would do.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||I live in NYC and totally||
I live in NYC and totally agree with this. I was completely underwhelmed by Maize and Blue's sandwiches; the meat was just dry and not juicy at all. Overall it just was not very good.
I do think Zingerman's is overpriced for what you get, but then again I think I am someone who appreciates good food and quality ingredients as well. It's all about your personal perspective. Does the extra quality and taste justify the extra $$$? That's subjective. To me, Zingerman's does not justify the cost, but it does come close. Maize and Blue, however, is not really good enough to be compared to Zingermans. They are just a different category; the two restaurants are going for different things.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||I am curious as well. I just||
I am curious as well. I just graduated Michigan and moved to NYC for my job. Most cable providers, including my own RCN, do not offer BTN out here. I'm wondering how those of us Michigan alums on the East Coast watch games that are specific to BTN? Would greatly appreciate your help.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||A tremendous young man with a||
A tremendous young man with a great family. This is exactly the type of high character kid that exemplifies what Michigan is all about. Hope so much that he makes it to Michigan and make everyone around him better.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||A delicious bbq?||
A delicious bbq?
|3 years 29 weeks ago||I went to high school in Iowa||
I went to high school in Iowa (just graduated from Michigan) and I can confirm this is true. Really nothing else to do in Iowa City.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||The Iowa Hawkeyes. I grew||
The Iowa Hawkeyes.
I grew up in and went to high school in Iowa and saw several friends/people I played against go on to play for them. Not only that, but they are a team that is successful simply by being extremely fundamentally sound and running simple systems/schemes. They never out-recruit anyone, but manage to win nonetheless. The blue collar work ethic is respectable, as well as their coaching. Kirk Ferrantz is a good man. The only problem is the amount of off the field problems the team has had; this may be a result of basically nothing to do in Iowa City (which I go to to party) other than drinking.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||http://www.sportsauthority.co||
If you want apparel, nothing sicker than this:
|3 years 33 weeks ago||South U Pizza (new last year||
South U Pizza (new last year I think) crushes Backroom. I used to be loyal to Backroom, but goddamnit, South U Pizza is just sooooo fucking good.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||You basically put everyone we||
You basically put everyone we have currently recruited in their normal spots. Hopefully we have some stud underclassmen we've recruited as well that will vie for a starter spot. A return to the glory days of truckloads of talent.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Not going to lie, that sounds||
Not going to lie, that sounds pretty awesome.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||I absolutely agree. Negative||
I absolutely agree that it's not considered negative recruiting. Negative recruiting does not mean simply talking badly about other schools. If Hoke and Mattison are simply telling recruits their honest opinions of the sanctions OSU is going to get (worse than USC, etc., which we mostly believe will happen on this board), then that's not negative recruiting. It's just telling the truth.
To me, negative recruiting is purposely spreading false or unverifiable rumors and information about opposing schools to gain the upper hand. There is a dishonesty and malicious intent in negative recruiting. This is very different than what we are doing, which is simply telling the kids the truth about what is likely to happen.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Slightly off topic, but Jesus||
Slightly off topic, but Jesus Christ that massive Game Changer arrow in his video was so fucking annoying. Anyone else miss just a normal yello arrow?
|3 years 36 weeks ago||I would rather beat Notre||
I would rather beat Notre Dame into the ground. Everything else comes second, God I hate that fucking school.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Thanks Tom, tremendous amount||
Thanks Tom, tremendous amount of information packed into this update. Possibly not having room because so many good players are interested is a great problem to have.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Again, extremely impressed||
Again, extremely impressed with Jone's mother's statements. Seems this is a very smart woman who wants all the facts before making a decision. How many moms bring up APR? Wish all recruits had mothers like this.
Ironically, this is at a time when our APR is lower, not that I think that really harms Michigan's overall reputation as a great university to these recruits.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Think you've asked me this||
Think you've asked me this before. It's an Arnold & Son Hornet, depicts Battle of Trafalgar.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Think that's aboslutely the||
Think that's aboslutely the right move. Prestige matters more than size, especially in industries like yours (speculation on my part of course). Would you rather be someone who works for a massive but average performing hedge fund everyone knows or someone in a small, elite fund everyone knows is just killing it? I think this is very similar.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||In my experience (just||
In my experience (just graduated bschool), the most important thing for an internship, not a real job, but internship, is name-recognition. Try to find the perceived "best companies" to work for, even if the work isn't necessarily first rate. When I say name-recognition, I don't mean your average person in America, but what others in your professional field or similar fields think of that company. This could be the big or the small company. Remember that it's only a few months, but after it's over this will open a lot more doors. Trust me on this; I got very few interviews/job offers while applying to be an intern because my previous firms/experiences were not perceived to be top notch (despite learning way more than I would in the future). However, I interned with a very "big-name" firm and got basically any interview I wanted duing the fall recruiting cycle, landing me my current job that I am very happy with.
Don't worry about doing bitchwork (you will likely do it no matter what at an internship) or even if it's not exactly what you want to do later on. I know that the industry I interned in was one where I didn't really want to go into. It's all about the name-recognition (I hate to say prestige, sounds like a douchebag bschool thing to say) and opening doors to the firms you really want to work for, even if they aren't perceived as well.
If it all sounds stupid as shit to you to jump through hoops like this, well, that's because it is. I became more bitter and jaded as I went through bschool and found out how much of the real world is based upon appearances, who you know, etc. etc. rather than how hard you work or your values as a person. It's sad but true.
This might not have been that helpful for the OP in his search to be a hockey agent, but hopefully it's general advice the rest of you may find helpful.
|3 years 42 weeks ago||I was curious about this as||
I was curious about this as well actually.
|3 years 42 weeks ago||Don't know if I would call||
Don't know if I would call anyone who pans out a diamond in the rough. They are all pretty well regarded players. A diamond in the rough would be a 2 star or 3 star turning into an all conference player, like JJ Watts or Nick Kerrigan.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||On a sidenote, I was quite||
On a sidenote, I was quite disgusted with a few of my fellow graduates as they stood with their backs turned as Governor Rick Snyder gave his commencement address. Now, I'm not political at all (not from Michigan either) and I also didn't think the governor's speech was that good, but there is no need for such blatant disrespect. The man came to give a speech about graduation and our futures (which he did), not push his own political agendas (which 100% did not happen). The actions of these few brought shame to our class as a whole, and I thought it marred slightly an otherwise happy occassion.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||On behalf of graduates, thank||
On behalf of graduates, thank you. It's been a great four years and we'll forever love Michigan. And may Notre Dame never win another football game on God's green earth.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Disagree with this. Michigan||
Disagree with this. Michigan and Ohio State have always been bitter rivals in recruiting, and as the two best programs in the Big Ten (traditionally), many recruits have had interest in both. This is especially true for players in Michigan and Ohio IMO. Don't think a recruit switching is out of the realm of possibility at all.
Now going to the other school after already playing at the other? Think there's only been one since the 40's, and that's that fucker Justin Boren. May he suffer for eternity.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||Seconded.||
|3 years 47 weeks ago||Saw Dave Brandon at the game;||
Saw Dave Brandon at the game; good to see he visits the club level sports as well. Although I don't know if lacrosse going D1 was a factor in his attendence.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||I'm sorry, but your comment||
I'm sorry, but your comment "I would think that a 3.5+ and a 1200+ SAT/25+ ACT could gain many scholarships. Perhaps your guidance dept at your HS was simply aweful!" is completely off base.
I currently am a senior about to graduate from the business school with over a 4.0 (yes, there is grade inflation). In high school, I got a 34 on the ACT and had a 4.6 GPA due to AP/Honors classes. Guess how much money I got from the University of Michigan for scholarships? $0. Before being admitted to the business school, I was in the College of Engineering, so maybe it would have been different for LSA. However, if I had the same grades and I was in-state, I would have gotten probably a lot of money, maybe even a half-ride. You don't think that this is somewhat unfair for kids who perform well academically to be discriminated this much simply because of the state they live in? I agree give preference to kids in Michigan, but why would you hand out half-rides to 3.8 GPA 30 ACT score kids in Michigan while passing over kids such as myself whose family's have to pay the full out of state tuition? It is pretty lopsided in fairness IMO.
|3 years 49 weeks ago||God I'm so proud of him, such||
God I'm so proud of him, such a great result for him and the future of Michigan wrestling. Hopefully we're a program to be reckoned with in the future.
|3 years 49 weeks ago||Congratulations to Kellen||
Congratulations to Kellen Russell, my heart went out to him when he got that injury. The sheer guts and fortitude he showed deserved nothing less than the national championship, which thank God he won.
|4 years 6 days ago||I kind of lump in bitter with||
I kind of lump in bitter with the hoppiness in most cases. Actually for Hopslam, I think the effect is the alcohol aftertaste combined with the hoppiness that mixes into a somewhat bitter taste, at least for me. Drinking one right now, in fact.
I've tried most of the IPA's you can get in the area, including the Dogfish 60 and 120 min, but I don't think I've had the India Brown. I'll have to check that out. The Village Corner going out of business sale was great for trying a bunch of new IPA's. I gotta say my favorite IPA is the Crooked Tree by Dark Horse, just love it.
|4 years 6 days ago||It's the Hornet Trafalgar, by||
It's the Hornet Trafalgar, by Arnold & Son. I'm by no means a watch expert, but I just really liked it when I saw it. On a list of best/most expensive watches I saw somewhere awhile ago. Pretty fucking expensive.
|4 years 6 days ago||Hopslam isn't necessarily for||
Hopslam isn't necessarily for everyone. I love IPA's (only beer I drink if given a choice) and Hopslam is very bitter and obviously very hoppy. It also has a distinctive after taste of alcohol, kind like a scaled down version of the aftermath of taking a shot. However, I really like it.
My first time I underestimated a 10% beer and drank 6.5 over the course of one dinner. Then took four shots at Charley's. Needless to say, I was FUCKED UP and ended that night losing my keys, my belt, and calling 911.
|4 years 6 days ago||Oberon's good, but there's a||
Oberon's good, but there's a lot of other Bell's stuff and fairly local/regional IPA's and such that are just as good or better. Hopslam (10%) is awesome and gets me fucked up.
I've lived in the Midwest my whole life, and I haven't really hated Winter/snow until junior/senior year of college. Man it fucking sucks to have to walk everywhere in unplowed snow, digging cars out, etc. The campus is also very spread out compared to some of the off campus housing, so walking from say Michigan Avenue to Denison or Angell Hall sucks when it freshly snows the night before. Luckily almost all my classes are in the Bschool, so it's not too far. Other than that, I have no problem with winter/cold.
Worst part is when it's 50 degrees outside and I'm running in shorts, only to have it be 20 degrees and 9 inches of snow three days later. Really gets your hopes up then fucks you in the ass.
|4 years 1 week ago||I spent a summer in Kansas||
I spent a summer in Kansas City as an intern, and I gotta say that barbeque puts the Big Ten portion of the Midwest to shame. The best places were not the big names like Arthur Bryants or Oklahoma Joes, but the hole in the wall mom and pop places. Just simply delicious, best ribs and brisket I've ever had. Ironically, the second best bbq I've had was in Hawaii, a little place in a strip mall with just unbelievable beer can chicken.
So with somewhat of a gauge of decent BBQ, I've gotta say that Slow's is the best I've had in Michigan in my four years here of college. Great beer selection as well, but the food is very good. I love their baked beans with the hot peppers inside, and the mac and cheese was great too. The ribs were very good, not great, but the brisket was the most tender (not best, but most tender) I've ever had. Great brisket.
I went to Blue Tractor a few weeks ago looking for some good BBQ locally beacuse I got into Friday Night Lights, and that show makes me want to eat BBQ like there's no tomorrow. I was severely, severely disappointed. I got both the pulled pork sandwich and a brisket sandwich, and both meats were pretty dry and without a lot of flavor. Sauces were fine, but a good sauce is no substitue for subpar meat. Really hoping this new place is good...
|4 years 3 weeks ago||Anyone know the songs used in||
Anyone know the songs used in this highlight vid?
|4 years 3 weeks ago||Agreed, thanks very much for||
Agreed, thanks very much for the informative post. I went to high school in Iowa and wrestling is huge there, so I have grown to appreciate it. Obviously I'm at Michigan and support the boys always, but I must admit I have a certain fondness for Hawkeye wrestling. Hoping Michigan crushes them in the future. Keep the information going, and Go Blue.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||Great read, thanks.||
Great read, thanks.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Any Michigan fan who roots||
Any Michigan fan who roots against the team or the coach is a traitor. Go to East Lansing or Columbus where you fucking belong. It is one thing to disagree and to analyze; it is another thing altogether to wish for downfall. These are your own people, your own kids fighting out there, your own team. Have some pride. I mean, seriously, don't you think the coaches and the kids want to win way, way more than you want them to win? As much as we love the program, I'm sure the people actually involved want it a thousand times more than we do. Support the program; the people involved are a thousand times more worthy of Michigan than you traitors are.
Edit: looking at you M16.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||I am thankful for going to||
I am thankful for going to the best damn university in the world here in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I can think of very, very few places where such achievement in sciences, liberal arts, engineering, technology, medicine, business, and everything else is reached every single year. Up at North Campus they develop the technologies we will be using tomorrow, right here within a few miles of us. At the hospital and medical school, they save lives everyday and give people hope. The CS Mott Children's Hospital allows sick children to have a full life, a chance to succeed just like everyone else. Be thankful and have pride that you went to or are affiliated with this fine institution.
I am also thankful to our football team, especially our seniors who went through so much adversity and toughed it out. They are fine Michigan Men and great representatives of this university we all love, and I put their names on par with all the past great names that have come through here. They might not have been quite as successful, but they faced struggles that no one has faced before in the history of the program and they are still here. Others quit. They are still here. Give thanks men.
Finally, I am thankful for the future. Our teams the next few years will be killing machines if we can field a defense. I watched the 1995 and 1997 games against OSU today, and our defense raped people. They attacked, they didn't get attacked. Once we right that ship we are sailing far and we are sailing fast.
To Michigan Football, past, present, and future.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||I'll be watching every||
I'll be watching every second. Also, if anyone is interested, the 2006 Big Ten season recap is currently on BTN. Love hearing Lloyd Carr again talk about one of Michigan's best teams and watching the likes of Branch, Woodley, Harris, and Burgess, despite the ending loss to OSU.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Appreciate the work and it's||
Appreciate the work and it's certainly interesting data. However, I don't know how much it really applies to our current situation. I was never a huge fan of using pre-BCS era data; just so much has changed in college football and continues to change. Still, really interesting though. Thanks.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||He wrote a lot of the stuff||
He wrote a lot of the stuff pretty respectfully; you can tell he knows what Michigan - Ohio State really means. Don't think he was out to bash anyone with a harmful purpose; he's just giving his true evaluation of what he sees. TBH, it was pretty refreshing to read that then a lot of the shit that is posted between mindless Michigan and OSU fans.