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|23 weeks 4 days ago||"Houston's better" because||
"Houston's better" because they scored. Notre Dame did not. It was factually correct! That was such a great game.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||Just catch the damn goalpost||
Just catch the damn goalpost toss vs OSU - which last year's drum major did not do.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||Six to midnight.||
Six to midnight.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||Play. Fight. Win. Please.||
Play. Fight. Win. Please.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Thank you, gentlemen.||
Thank you, gentlemen.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Play. Fight. Win. Please.||
Play. Fight. Win. Please. http://mgoblog.com/content/eleven-swans
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Sounds like this was a||
Sounds like this was a comfortable and confident vict-- *throws up blood*
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Breaston||
As fast as Chesson? Breaston wasn't even as fast as Tyler Ecker, according to Tyler Ecker!
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Not this year, my||
Not this year, my sultry-voiced syphilitic friend. Though Prog certainly has its unique charms that we 31-year-old dads don't experience anymore, it would just take too much time away from my family on this brief trip.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Except you get to play The||
Except you get to play The Victors on the field in Michigan Stadium again, with absolutely none of the other responsibilities.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||I'll be there, man. I||
I'll be there, man. I graduated in 2006 and played with the alumni band almost each year since. Last year was the first time since 1992 I wasn't at Homecoming and it killed me. I wanna go back, I gotta go back!
|1 year 20 weeks ago||God I miss Thano's deep dish Sicilian.||
God I miss Thano's deep dish Sicilian.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Pouring one out for RBUAS.||
Pouring one out for RBUAS.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Yeah, this is, without||
Yeah, this is, without exaggeration, the worst pregame in decades, so maybe pick literally any other one as a favorite.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||I love old MMB recordings. A||
I love old MMB recordings. A few years ago, I worked with an old MMB alumnus from 1950-1952, compiling his stills, recordings, and personal recorded notes into a video slide show.
The first few minutes of the video, shots from the Dartmouth game, are online here:
Note in the recordings how Varsity nearly doubles in tempo over the course of a decade. In the 50s it was like a secondary, weaponized fight song. So great.
Some of his stills are available here: https://www.facebook.com/jbrons/media_set?set=a.525460865073.2215730.220...
Somewhere on a FireWire hard drive I have the finished slideshow...
|1 year 25 weeks ago||A Saturday Tradition also has||
A Saturday Tradition also has Varsity on it, making it truly a masterpiece.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||As badly as I wanted Hoke||
As badly as I wanted Hoke gone, I'll always tip my cap to how his teams played vs. OSU. 40 points twice, with never more than a 1 point difference at halftime, and last year's tremendous going-for-2 call.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||Johnny's and Brian's forays||
Johnny's and Brian's forays into Feelingsball in 2005 changed the way I viewed sports, felt about sports, and felt AT sports (to paraphrase Stephen Colbert). It's crazy that it's been a full decade and we're introducing new generations of MGoFans to RBUAS.
Read up on the classics. http://umichedme.blogspot.com/2005_10_01_archive.html ">This was after the same game as Brian's The New Math post.
Last year I was in Connecticut for a wedding and jokingly tweeted that I hoped I'd run into Johnny so I could buy him a beer to thank him. He enthusiastically replied and was totally up for it. We couldn't find time to make it work but I, as a passionate consumer of feelingsball almost as an essential ingredient in fandom these days, owe him at least as much.
I mean, goddamn.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||Brian's subtle but important||
Brian's subtle but important wording in this post notes that Stanford beating USC in 2007 was indeed the greatest upset in history. It's technically correct, which is the best kind of correct.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Does this post mark a shift||
Does this post mark a shift in no longer referring to Spencer as Orson? I'd hoped you'd hang on to that and it'd just be a charmingly dated term, like "davenport" or "icebox" or "billfold."
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Small sample size, of course,||
Small sample size, of course, but today in his first game at WMU, they rushed for 250 yards. I'm excited to see his career progress.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Play. Fight. Win. Please.||
Play. Fight. Win. Please.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||What happened last time we||
What happened last time we mocked them for perceived incompetence? If we continue to mock their school ads, next thing we know, the first manned mission to Mars will be five ASU grads.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||There's an old saying in||
There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||From Wikipedia on Dr.||
From Wikipedia on Dr. Revelli, which reads like a collection of Bill Brasky stories:
"In the 1930s, General Motors divisions, Buick and Chevrolet, paid for the band to travel to away games. In a show of appreciation, Revelli had the band line up in a “Buck – I” formation at the 1938 Ohio State game. Then, while playing Buick’s theme song, the letter "I" moved between the "u" and the "c" in "Buck" spelling out "Buick." The next morning, athletic director Fielding H. Yost reportedly called Revelli at his home at 2:00 a.m. and said: "Young man, never do that again!” Yost did not approve of the injection of commercial advertising onto the college football field."
|2 years 27 weeks ago||I love that this was alread||
I love that this was alread posted - these were the photos I used when arguing against this same idea on the UMStudents livejournal community in 2005.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||I'd love to take you up on||
I'd love to take you up on this, but with two family weddings in September and spending Christmas in MI too, I just can't manage another flight this year. I'll be at the Utah game though!
|2 years 28 weeks ago||My first memories of anything||
My first memories of anything game-related were in 1994. Seth Smith's 100 yard KO return in 1994 was RIGHT. AT. ME. and I was out of breath from yelling when he finally reached the end zone. Also, I painted my face for this game, but accidentally used poster paint. My face was frozen in place with a maize and blue crust and it hurt to open my mouth.
The first game I actually attended was Homecoming, 1992. Michigan beat Minnesota 63-13. I remember accompanying my aunt in the alumni band on her march to the stadium more than anything about the game.
I've been at every Homecoming since, including several in the alumni band now. I moved to Seattle this spring and it's killing me to know that I'll miss it this year for the first time in 23 years.
|3 years 1 week ago||Oops, forgot him and Drake||
Oops, forgot him and Drake Johnson. That's eight. Eight ACL tears!
|3 years 1 week ago||So that's six ACL tears in||
So that's six ACL tears in the last 17 months: Countess, Wormley, Ryan, Bellomy, Pipkins, Butt. Is this a strength & conditioning concern yet? (I have zero knowledge on the subject, so it may just be the availability heuristic in play.)