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|1 day 17 hours ago||Amen||
Between having kids, working a real grown-up job, and the program collapsing upon itself, my fandom basically died over the last 5ish years. I haven't been to a game in a couple seasons, despite living in Ann Arbor. Last fall I couldn't even muster the enthusiasm to turn on the TV.
But this year... I'm getting a bit of the old feeling back too. Only a little bit, but it's a spark.
|1 day 17 hours ago||But is it FULL Varsity?||
|2 days 14 hours ago||I'm a little surprised nobody else brought this up...||
Given the timing, doesn't it seem likely that this is related to the nationwide push against sexual assaults on college campuses? Every article or report on the topic seems to implicate binge drinking as a major factor in many assaults. I doubt it's a coincidence that only now is the university stepping up its policing of student drinking.
|3 days 14 hours ago||Why yes, I do watch Top Gear.||
Aston Martin Vanquish for me:
And then one of these for the wife and kids:
(Oh, and a heads-up for everyone who's experiencing the squished/stretched image: edit your post, double-click on the image, and delete the height and width in the popup window. That will let the image resize to fit the page width properly.)
|3 days 21 hours ago||John Navarre brings to mind two things.||
One is the Buffalo Stampede play, posted above. The other is this bit of writing from Brian's college days:
|1 week 7 hours ago||/compares "joined" dates||
|1 week 14 hours ago||Different issue, I think.||
My understanding of airpush is that they use ads in your notification bar. What I (and I assume others) am experiencing is a browser redirect: I visit mgoblog, then while the page is loading, the browser is redirected to some other website and eventually to the play store page for some mobile app.
|1 week 14 hours ago||I guess I should have checked here BEFORE posting...||
'cause I just posted the same thing on the board, and we're far from the only ones affected.
|1 week 15 hours ago||Glad to know I'm not the only one...||
That was the first reason I posted.
Now as for the second reason, maybe some mod can take notice and alert our fearless leader? I doubt Brian is particularly keen on his readership being unwillingly redirected to download Game of War.
|1 week 2 days ago||Kookaburra||
I saw Colin Hay in concert a couple of years ago, and he was a hell of a storyteller. The gist of one of his stories was that thanks to the brief "Kookaburra" quote on the flute in the recording, he has to pay a quarter of his royalties for "Land Down Under" to the guy who owned the "Kookaburra" rights.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||4-way onion||
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Mmm, 3-way.||
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I came here to say the same thing.||
I'm surprised you were the first one to bring it up, since I figured that Sandman was low-hanging fruit. Gaiman's writing is fantastic as always, and McKean's cover artwork was frequently museum-worthy.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Almost forgot about this one.|
|9 weeks 2 days ago||OK Go's Chevy commercial||
The band OK Go partnered with Chevrolet to make this music video, an excerpt of which was used as a Super Bowl commercial a few years ago. I like this version of the song better than the original:
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah...||
I was making that exact edit to my comment after reading the article. But now that you've commented, my ignorance is preserved for all eternity.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||*sells stock in Toys R Us*||
|16 weeks 2 days ago||30, lawyer, engineering '07, A2 resident||
Most MICHIGAN thing: I was in the marching band. My senior year, Gerald Ford passed away. There was going to be a memorial service in the Rotunda, and then Air Force One would fly the casket to Grand Rapids for his family. There was also going to be a small ceremony at the Grand Rapids airport for his family and a few dignitaries. While typically the Marine band would play at this event, Ford had specified in his will that he wanted the Michigan Marching Band. (And also that he wanted AF1 to do a fly-by of the football stadium en route.)
Gerald Ford passed away in late December of 2006, so the MMB got word of these plans while preparing for the 2007 Rose Bowl. After reaching Pasadena, we learned that the ceremony was to take place on January 2.
On January 1, 2007, we woke up at 4 AM, marched the Rose Parade, played in the Rose Bowl, went to the airport, hopped on a plane, and flew straight to Grand Rapids. The next morning we played The Victors and the Yellow and Blue while marines carried Ford's casket from the airplane to the waiting hearse. Afterwards, his son came over to tell us all how much it would have meant to his father to see us there.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Not just "several" years...||
I believe that Michigan has won every single year that EDSBS has run this event, typically by a large margin.
Unfortunately I can't think of a clever dollar amount to donate this year. I tried HARBAUGH, but that wasn't accepted.
|32 weeks 16 hours ago||I almost hate to say this...||
It didn't sound like an actual Emerson quote to me, so I googled it. Apparently the speaker was one Wayne Woodrow Hayes, as quoted in Rosenberg's book War As They Knew It.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Cafe Marie||
I haven't been in a couple years, but as a former North Campus resident I enjoyed Cafe Marie, near Plymouth and Murfin. Not sure if they do takeout, though.
|38 weeks 4 days ago||Red heeler, or blue?||
We have a blue heeler, and she is the best frickin' dog I've ever had.
|38 weeks 4 days ago||Marching Band alumnus here . . .||
Our dogs are named Victors and Calyptors. (Tori and Callie, for short.)
|1 year 2 days ago||Thanks in advance to the volunteers...||
Thanks in advance, folks. I haven't really been able to keep up with this recently. (Surprise! Having a toddler makes it hard to watch the games, let alone stay active on mgoblog.)
I thought I'd weigh in real quick to answer a couple of the questions that popped up. Google makes editing the maps really straightforward. I'll add the volunteers as approved map editors and send out a quick How-To, but it's not hard. As far as knowing what places to add, I just visited the Bar Location thread every now and again and made changes based on suggestions from posters in the thread, along with any other related forum threads I saw. I also checked the "official" list to make sure the map was consistent with their locations.
m1817: that is just the list of official alumni club locations. The map is an attempt to also include "M-Friendly" bars, i.e. those that will always have the game on and have regular Michigan attendance, even if it's not sanctioned by the alumni association. If you check out the map, every blue pin indicates a non-official location (and there are a lot of them).
|1 year 1 week ago||Ahem...||
Now is the winter of Assault with Intent
Made more of a bummer by Csont'e York.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||If you feel like flying back for the game...||
We've got a guest room and could certainly put you up for the weekend.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Didn't grow up a UM fan||
My parents are both Cincinnati alums, and so the only football games I ever went to growing up were UC homecoming games. My freshman year at UM was 2002, so my first Michigan game was the last second Brabbs field goal to win against Washington.
Needless to say, I was hooked.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||FYI for Ann Arbor residents:||
The Secretary of State near Maple and Dexter is the least unpleasant one I've ever had to wait at. The employees were actually... cheerful? I don't know how else to describe it, though it was the first evidence I've seen that DMV employees retain the capacity to experience positive emotions.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Right to Work||
If college athletes do successfully unionize, there could be a recruiting advantage for schools in right-to-work states. Presumably student-athletes at schools in right-to-work states (like, uh, Michigan) could not be forced to join the union as a condition of their scholarships. Schools in these states could offer recruits a choice of whether to join the union or not. This would be especially interesting in the hypothetical Brian raises, where schools collectively bargain with the union to get rid of one-and-dones.
"You want to get to the NBA as soon as possible? Commit to Michigan and don't join the union. Go to Kentucky, you're stuck there for at least two years."
(I'm not trying to get political, and not passing judgement for or against right to work laws. Merely pointing this out.)
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Avon Old Farms||
"Connecticut doesn’t exactly have the reputation of being a great football state or a place where a lot of talent comes from . . . ."
I believe that his high school, Avon Old Farms, is also the home of former Wolverine Michael Cox. So, there is at least some history of talented players from the area heading to Ann Arbor.