this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|1 day 19 hours ago||4-way onion||
|1 day 19 hours ago||Mmm, 3-way.||
|1 week 1 day 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.
|5 weeks 17 hours ago||Almost forgot about this one.|
|5 weeks 20 hours 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:
|8 weeks 1 day 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.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||*sells stock in Toys R Us*||
|12 weeks 16 hours 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.
|14 weeks 2 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.
|27 weeks 5 days 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.
|33 weeks 2 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.
|34 weeks 2 days ago||Red heeler, or blue?||
We have a blue heeler, and she is the best frickin' dog I've ever had.
|34 weeks 2 days ago||Marching Band alumnus here . . .||
Our dogs are named Victors and Calyptors. (Tori and Callie, for short.)
|48 weeks 1 day 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).
|49 weeks 2 days ago||Ahem...||
Now is the winter of Assault with Intent
Made more of a bummer by Csont'e York.
|51 weeks 20 hours 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.
|51 weeks 20 hours 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 8 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 25 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 25 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.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Can someone take over map editing duties?||
I was the one who created and maintained the map in the original thread. So, it turns out that having a 1-year-old is not really conducive to spending a ton of time on mgoblog. If someone else could take over the map, I would really appreciate it. Google maps makes it really easy to update, I just don't have the free time these days. Shoot me an email at jayloh-at-gmail-dot-com and I'll gladly hand over the reins.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Map needs a new editor||
I haven't updated the map at all this season - we had a baby in early September, so I've been a bit busy. Would anyone else be willing/able to take over as map editor? It's not hard at all. Shoot me an email: jayloh [at] gmail dot com.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Download good, streaming bad||
I've had the restart problem with Downcast, but ONLY if I try to stream the podcast rather than download it first. Once it's downloaded in its entirety, it works fine. I'm not sure how the official Apple podcasts app works, but perhaps it's a streaming issue?
(Also, I heartily recommend Downcast. It is a great, great app.)
|3 years 17 weeks ago||Paul GYARmati?||
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Why isn't he still the coach of the future?||
I thought the assumption was that he took the Tech job to build his resume before Red's inevitable retirement? My memory is that Brian or somebody reported that Dave Brandon wanted to make sure that Red's replacement had head coaching experience, which prompted Mel to look elsewhere.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Thanks, added.||
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Baltimore location changed, apparently||
Someone left a comment on the google map that the Baltimore viewing location has been changed from Ropewalk to a place called Crazy Lil's, so I updated the map to reflect this.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||Up-to-date as of 9/2/2011||
I hadn't been in this thread for a while, so the map was a bit out-of-date. I think I've got everything updated now. If anyone knows of any other places, or sees info on the map that's incorrect, let me know and I'll fix it.
|4 years 4 days ago||Easy there, guys||
I don't read this or Misopogon's previous post as accusing Hoke of abusing medical scholarships or doing anything shady. They're pointing out that we're in the uncomfortable situation where our coach has publicly committed to taking more recruits than we were aware we had scholarships for. Now that we find out where those scholarships are coming from, it's understandable that some would cock an eyebrow.
Brian's bound to write something one way or the other, after his one-man campaign against the Saban/Nutt school of recruiting. I wouldn't be surprised if he writes essentially what all of us are thinking - if Hoke was going to Saban anyone, he'd go after the slot ninjas, not Pace and Talbott. Regardless, if he doesn't cover it in some form, we'll be seeing all the ESS-EEE-SEE bloggers call him a hypocrite.
EDIT: just to be clear, this was meant as a reply to MCalibur, MGoShoe, Don, etc.
|4 years 1 week ago||Nah, go with player names.||
Woodson for a boy, Biakabutuka for a girl. (That's a good girl's name, right?)