to play football, not to play trumpet
|1 week 6 days ago||Someone's proposal||
I missed that proposal earlier which included the handing out of an agreement signed by the University rep (coach) and the recruit's parents (assuming he/she is under 18) which would do three things.
First it would not be rescindable by the University. Second it would put a halt of communication from any representative of any university other than the one in the agreement. Third, it would be non-binding for the kid, they could back out if coaches changed etc.
I liked this. This is good. Lets talk about this more.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I am totally leaving work||
I am totally leaving work early today. Going skiing.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||half way there||
hello Mr crawford
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Elliot has the gum disease||
Elliot has the gum disease gingivitis
|12 weeks 4 days ago||The names shall be...||
|12 weeks 6 days ago||I wasnt on WatchESPN, I was||
I wasnt on WatchESPN, I was on the Sling TV and yes I was on my phone.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah Chromecast. They just||
Yeah Chromecast. They just added support for Sling and Chromecast.
|13 weeks 4 hours ago||I logged in just to upvote||
I logged in just to upvote you.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||45-0 Michigan||
Speight with 4 TD's
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Seriously||
But maybe he goes to be at 6:29 so...
|16 weeks 4 days ago||21-0 Michigan||
please dont let the angry man yell at me
|16 weeks 5 days ago||That is my vote.||
That is my vote.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||A supercluster is bigger than||
A supercluster is bigger than a galaxy
|17 weeks 3 days ago||23-0 Michigan||
23-0 Michigan. Harbaugh feasts on under armor.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||I originally read it as||
I originally read it as "linemen being order to... dive into a pool of great stuff"
...what a mess
|18 weeks 3 days ago||38-10 Michigan||
|19 weeks 4 hours ago||Photo on the article looks||
Photo on the article looks great! Everybody has thier footwork coordinated with kinda a "which one of these people do I want to hit" shifty eye look to them.
Aaron Ontiveroz/Getty Images
|19 weeks 4 hours ago||I am an engineer, and I know||
I am an engineer, and I know that punting to Will Likely is a bad idea. So much so that I will not be punting to will likely at my desk or while I perform field work.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||17-10 Michigan||
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Old logos||
I love the old school mascot logo. Much like this blog (and not like DB) I have always been a fan of what makes college great and things that were developed by students or a professor while watching a game or feeling otherwise inspired. This as opposed to designed by committee after being passed through a focus group.
Old logos of the Big 10
IU - 404 not found
http://tinyurl.com/NWwillie - could do without the notes ?
http://tinyurl.com/nk3yovb - Has the same look as does the spartan
http://tinyurl.com/PurduePeat - why he hits himself I dont know
Maryland actually has alot of cool ones that UA could put all over thier clothes in a quilt type fasion. http://tinyurl.com/testudo-many-ways
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Live UFR||
Can you guys do a live UFR? What is happening with the line?
|23 weeks 3 days ago||4||
You had four upvotes until I foolheartedly upvoted you. Sorry bro!
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Brady Hoke was pummelled by||
Brady Hoke was pummelled by the turkey and promptly issued a statement apologizing to the turkey for getting in its way.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||Whats that thing in the||
Whats that thing in the picture? Did you like print off a news website onto some really big paper?
|38 weeks 4 days ago||At least it was quick. Thank||
At least it was quick. Thank you for making it quick.
|45 weeks 1 hour ago||Search #EUTM||
Apparently it is also military twitter speak for European Union Training Mission
|47 weeks 4 sec ago||Rule 1||
I laughed REAL hard about the coaches clipping thier fingers off. Gotta love the writing here. Well done.
|47 weeks 1 min ago||10 points unless you are||
10 points unless you are Wisconsin against Sparty. Muahhahahahaha. Spartyfreude.
|47 weeks 1 hour ago||UK has bigs that can not only||
UK has bigs that can not only run the floor but can take you on the bounce. Purdue's bigs are more traditional post guys. UK's athleticism and height across the board doesnt bode well at all for Purdue.
I love Purdue. I do not like UK. I will pick Purdue to beat UK because I am a homer. What would a $5 bet on odds get me with a Purdue win? Maybe $100?
|47 weeks 5 days ago||Harbaugh!||
|48 weeks 2 days ago||They have already jumped that||
They have already jumped that shark back with Penn State. Heck we jumped that shark between '45 and '50 when B1G lost UofC and picked up MSU.
Here is the confusing part. 16 is no more not 10 than 14 11 or 9.
|48 weeks 2 days ago||University of Alaska||
University of Alaska Fairbanks and University of Cape Town.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||HTTV||
So its a safe bet then that Harbaugh is on the cover of HTTV? I suppose so.
|1 year 1 week ago||Anybody else surprised we||
Anybody else surprised we didnt get a flag for this sometime during the season, say on punts perhaps, after a timeout...
|1 year 1 week ago||Now we have to dump it on our||
Now we have to dump it on our heads? This is getting worse every day.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Loved?||
I dont know that he is currently loved by the fanbase. He was a quarterback that won a big ten championship in '86. Then he was a pro. Now a coach who has already questioned Michigan's academics in the athletic department (which he will undoubtedly walk back if he gets hired). Why would he be LOVED.
I think the fanbase REALLY loves the idea of him as coach. Like others above me have already said before, if he turned down the job, we would continue to feel chapped.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|1 year 11 weeks ago||The Horror On Ice||
I thought for a second it was Appalacian State and then "The Horror on Ice" and then reality set in. Nonetheless kinda interesting because Phoenix had a hard time supporting a pro hockey team.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Sideline Communication||
If only there were some sort of device which would allow people to speak to one another over long distances. Something that would allow two way communication. Hmmm. It would probably need a microphone or some sort of device which would allow sound waves to be transmitted to voltages, those voltages could be relayed via low frequency light waves so to a similar reciever where it can be reconverted to voltages which would vibrate a paper plate. If all of this were reversible and portable, I would call it a headset.
I should be an AD. I just invented the headset. Someone tell Hoke!
|1 year 19 weeks ago||20-12 Michigan||
Heaven help us all
|1 year 21 weeks ago||danny etling needs to play the game of his life to||
danny etling needs to play the game of his life to win. if he can complete 80% they can win.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||my wife thinks he has||
my wife thinks he has cataracts
|1 year 21 weeks ago||UofC||
I think we should claim University of Chicago. You know. BIG TEN!
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Really?!?||
I seem to recall Herbie et al making a big deal about it last year.
Also, it seems that his only bar is national chamipionships then he goes into a list of teams that have not won a national championship, since WW2 or... like... ever, Standford, Oregon, Baylor.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Purdue is beating someone in the B1G||
60% of students pick Purdue over IU
|1 year 22 weeks ago||45-20 michigan||
DA DA DA DA DA DA DA. DA DA DA DA DA DA DA. DA DA DA DA DA DA DA. DA! DA! DA! DA!
|1 year 24 weeks ago||St Louis Arch||
I am a Michigan engineer and 5 of my coworkers and I have the unique oppurtunity to repel from the St. Louis Arch to evaluate the staining. Watch for it in October.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Kugler||
Can someone take Kugler retroactively? Its going to be another long year for Purdue.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||I installed a theater in my parent's basement||
When chosing a projector:
How loud is it? It matters alot for someone who cares about sound. I dont want to hear the fan when somebody is whispering in the movie.
How bright is the room? A screen will run you $500. Grey screens which will keep darks darker can help if you have uncontrolled light in the room. Lumens, lumens, lumens. Also getting a new bulb would be required if you dont get an LED light engine (which I have in the back of my 56" dlp tv).
How are you going to wire it? I wired through the ceiling because I built in a cabinet in the back wall. The joists were running the right way for me to do this. I dont like wires and neither should you.
10 years ago when I did the theater in my parents basement (for a christmas present for my pops) a projector was a reasonable choice. They had a nice fireplace which they use which meant there was big payback for having an electric rolldown screen.
Currently, my small office of 10 people is moving upstairs and ditching our projector for an 80" TV. Looking and taking notes and having windows in the conference room means there will be alot of light. Also the benefit of basic speakers on the system is an upside for us there.
I would get a TV.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||From the video, I am happy||
From the video, I am happy that they are showcasing how much Minnesotans love winter. We love the cold. Heck, we have an outdoor beer festival in the middle of January when there are perfectly good buildings sitting empty right next door.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Michigan over the 76ers||
Michigan over the 76ers
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Small 2015 class?||
Maybe I am the only one, but havent I been reading that Hoke&Co left 3 or 4 on the table for the 2014 class? Why is 2015 going to be a small class? Shouldnt it be the average, 20 players, plus the 3 or 4 we left on the table?
|1 year 45 weeks ago||No more Majors in Minneapolis||
Majors in Minneapolis is closed too.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Smalley's 87 in Minneapolis renamed||
It is called The Alley Sports Tavern and it still caters to U of M. Same address.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Its a business||
Football is a business. Dunking things is not appropriate in a professional environment. You dont see me slam-dunking my calculator after a great analysis.
/drops keyboard on the floor
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Cutest wallpaper ever||
Cutest wallpaper ever
|1 year 46 weeks ago||LAX facility||
Maybe within the footprint of the new outdoor track. The master plan hatched a couple years back didnt include a LAX specific stadium but it appears a new track is in the works.
Can a LAX field fit within a 400m track?
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Science at its purest form||
Science at its purest form has no practical application. It is just discovery for the purpose of satiating our curiosity.
Passing a wire through a magnetic field resulting in a current used to be a bar trick by Ol' Man Faraday. Its kinda important now.
Engineering is the practical application of science.
I recommend StarTalk with Neil Degrasse Tyson.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Speed of light exceeded?||
I feel like there is a "second lead" in this story which was buried. The speed of light was exceeded... or theorized to have been exceeded. Symantecs as far as I am considered.
What repurcussions are there within physics if light is no longer considered the universal speed limit?
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Help Me Jo-bu||
Help Me Jo-bu
|1 year 46 weeks ago||I picked the wrong week to||
I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue
|1 year 46 weeks ago||I get it now, Michigan is||
I get it now, Michigan is playing the lava game we did when we were kids. Everything within the 3-point line is lava. Maybe beilein could allay thier fears.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Not just a shooter DRINK||
Not just a shooter DRINK
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Why cant we have a live chat||
Why cant we have a live chat room thing. Argh!
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Big change in the last couple||
Big change in the last couple posessions, pick and roll with a good shot then a solid drive a drawing a foul by GR3.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Biefelt||
We can only hope. Help us Max Biefelt, you're our only hope.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||We can only hope. Help us Max||
We can only hope. Help us Max Biefelt, you're our only hope.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Costello||
Costello reminds me of myself in high school. Except only slightly better at basketball
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Pluto||
Thats the cool thing about science, it can correct itself.
Pluto is really an American thing. A kid from Illinois found it. Disney named a dog after it.
I was kinda bummed when he (correctly) didnt include it in the planet listing but happy when he called it out by name.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||McFarlane||
He was also the voice of Giordano Bruno.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Trust?||
I suppose this comes down to trust and whether the sources are trusted. We blindly accept things every moment of our lives. E.g., I blindly accept that nobody is going to speed through a red light and kill me. E.g. I blindly accept that the steel I use in design has a minimum yield stress and meets certain criteria. Sometimes we get burned because a trusted source whether it be a green light or a specification doesnt hold true.
Now the sources, the sources can gain or lose trust. If you get hit alot in intersections you are going to to verify those sources by looking both ways. Bad steel, you are going to request testing before using it.
(I was going to put in a paragraph about scientific method vs the Bible but ommitted to stay on topic)
Now we cant always do this. The world would not function. Imagine stopping for each green light you see. Engineers on this board might imagine performing extensive testing on steel prior to its use.
I think there is a difference. I would much rather go around blindly accepting things than blindly rejecting them because if I didnt, I wouldnt drive anywhere and no buildings would be built.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||2014 >>2013||
Our offense will E-Nuss-erate our competitors. The Nuss-man. Nusserino. Nussmeister.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Let me be the first to say||
FIRE NUSS! /s
|2 years 9 weeks ago||It was on Spike TV all||
It was on Spike TV all weekend. I watched IV V and IV each at least once over the long weekend.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Dare we say||
Shoez? I dont think it works as well.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||As a Michigan engineer, I||
As a Michigan engineer, I love data. I cannot really quantify anything until there is a number assigned to it. I really love and need UFR's to put a bit of closure on this last week. Long live UFR.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||I believe the flag is||
I believe the flag is actually a limitation on number of people in the backfield. So you can only have 4 in the backfield. Normally the adjunct is true in that 6 people on the line means 5 in the backfield, but not if you only have 10 dudes out there.
As an aside, I remember this play specifically as I was reduced to listening to the game on the radio for the most part. The guys calling the game were going nuts about this and I am surprised to hear that whoever did the game for ESPN didnt mention it.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||New formation||
Hint, it will be called tackle and guard over
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Purdue football||
This makes me so sad
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Purdue||
Thanks for adding in that bit with return yards. I makes this Boilermaker happy to see a small glimmer of not crap from this giant crap pile of a team we have. Thank god I went to grad school.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||43-19 Michigan||
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Now thats a bit harsh. While||
Now thats a bit harsh. While campuses such as University of Minnesota have done some terrible things with cast concrete and EIFS over the years, University of Michigan has doled out some dough to keep it real (e.g. the facade-ectomy for North Quad on Huron and State as well as the exterior of the press-box at Michigan Stadium).
|2 years 21 weeks ago||I am a boilermaker||
I graduated in 2006 from Purdue, Masters from Michigan hence my presence on this site. This Purdue team is the worst in the Big Ten, and the worst Purdue team in at least 20 years, probably 30 years.
Next worst is probably either iowa or IU.
Minnesota, Illinois, MSU in the next group.
NW, Wisco, Neb, PSU. They c
Ohio and Michigan on top.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||I feel as though they have||
I feel as though they have the families of assistants which they have been traveling around with. Sure there are other things but its not like Saban will be the least popular person in town when he arrives.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||This is why you dont put||
This is why you dont put statues of active coaches/players outside your stadium, (e.g. Pujols at St. Louis) money!
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Michigan 28-10||
|2 years 23 weeks ago||38-16 Blue||
|2 years 30 weeks ago||I invited a client of mine to||
I invited a client of mine to a regular saturday morning basketball game in which I participate. He hurt himself on the second play of the first game. He hasnt hired me for another job since that happened. Granted it was last weekend but still, that was the only way that I could finish the story. Go Blue!
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Is there anything else to say really?|
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Good luck on the PE. I am||
Good luck on the PE. I am MSCE '08 and I passed it 2 years ago. Dont overthink it. It will be easier than you think. Have a beer between the morning and afternoon sessions.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||SUBZZZZZZZZZZZ||
|2 years 43 weeks ago||I thoughts bug was on my||
I thoughts bug was on my screen. Cheers to you bug avatar man.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||It might be that we awe||
It might be that we awe feeling worried for them. They certainly haven't been behind this late in ad game since the Big East tourney. They did wind up winning that game against Syracuse though.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||I think Kerr made a good||
I think Kerr made a good observation that UL hasn't been able to press as much because of the absence of Ware. This press defense has barely shown its head.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Refs are calling this game||
Refs are calling this game relatively close. Are they the same refs for our game? Good or bad for Blue if they are hanging around?
|2 years 43 weeks ago||My favorite stout out there.||
My favorite stout out there. My wife made a double chocolate cake with some of that in there. It was awesome. I am drinking Licid Foto, a local IPA which is quite well balanced at 6.5%
|2 years 43 weeks ago||I will go see what arrow||
I will go see what arrow electronics is and report back. Talk amongst yourselves.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Shut up Clark Kellogg, this||
Shut up Clark Kellogg, this is still a surprise.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Does anyone know why they are||
Does anyone know why they are undervalued on kenpom?
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Significant figures||
I am a structural engineer, I pointed out the flexural hinge on the shirt with Lewan's twosie, and I HATE it when people use too many decima points just because thats what excel spits out. Now Brian, I must say that 1.2 and 0.7 isnt correct. Correct use of significant figures in that case would be 1.2 and 0.71.
Nonetheless, I appreciate you bringing this overlooked part of data analysis to the forefront of Mgoblog.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Minnesota's immediate scheme||
Minnesota's immediate scheme for recruiting.
In a living room somewhere in the Midwest -
"Was that Rick or Rich?"
"I dont know, he didnt say"
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Really... it is 1/11th. C'mon||
Really... it is 1/11th. C'mon man!
|2 years 44 weeks ago||65-60 Michigan||
Field is required
|2 years 44 weeks ago||To the couch burning end... A||
To the couch burning end... A Spartan would read that "We been on fire"
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Syracuse plays a 2-3 zone.||
Syracuse plays a 2-3 zone. Thats important.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||I enjoyed myself some Kansas||
I enjoyed myself some Kansas schadenfreude. It was interesting reading thier comments about the nut punch and finally how much they appreciate that Trey Burke is POY.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Karma||
The drama as noted was about even depending on your disposiion for FB or BB.
Nationally speaking Karma (I like that) was a bigger game. Both teams had been ranked either 1 or 2. IMMEDIATE national title implications.
Its gotta be Karma.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||I bet Johnsons hand hurt||
I bet Johnsons hand hurt after hitting McGary's berries
|2 years 45 weeks ago||I would honestly consider it||
I would honestly consider it a draw if Withey didnt edge McGary. They destroyed our interior defense, where McGary is. McGary's bulk of great defensive plays come from hustle 10-20 ft from the basket. Withey kept us out of the lane for 35 minutes.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Incorrect label on the||
Incorrect label on the rating. No way is this normal. But the shot should have been 5 points. Gawd that was far
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Big East put 3 (Villanova,||
Big East put 3 (Villanova, St. Johns, and Georgetown) in the 1985 final four. Hasnt been done before or since.
As an aside, Memphis State (Memphis) had to vacate thier position in the Final Four that year. So Big East had 3 in the final three.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||I would part with anyone||
I would part with anyone mutually if they gave me 2.5 million
|2 years 45 weeks ago||This was his job as soon as||
This was his job as soon as they lost in the B1G tourney. Sweet 16 or bust. The sentiment around the Cities was that this is his best team. If he cant get win the conference with his best team or make it to the Sweet 16 with his best team then he is not good enough. I agree they had a a really fun team to watch and the win over IU was huge for the program. Also, does Minny really want another Brewster to follow after Mason.
I made this argument to my MN alumni friend and he said sure, but we will get Shaka Smart. I said, he turned down U of I. He said, Minny's AD was the AD at VCU and he and Shaka are besties. I said, oh, then he should get fired.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Relax||
Medical redshirt... strong as ever next year. Gardner is a Jr this year. We have depth. Yes he is the best we have, but its not like you or me are backing him up. Seriously this is not Purdue, he was not our only good player. We got this.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||My wife has the Hilltopers||
My wife has the Hilltopers making a good run, because of this guy.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||80-65 Blue||
My favorite sports weekend with the exception of the first weekend of college football.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||What is CBI||
College Basketball Invitational, held on campus venues.
"The CBI provides a meaningful opportunity for teams that are deserving of a postseason experience."
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Yeah, I had some problems||
Yeah, I had some problems knowing who they were with the description. I just knew that Michigan was Linguine. My Elite 8 was SLU, MSU, Wisco, OSU, BLUE, Minny, IU, UofI. I make myself sick with homerism.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||85-69 Michigan winz||
85-69 Michigan winz
|3 years 1 day ago||78-71 Big brother||
78-71 Big brother
|3 years 1 week ago||85-78 Blue.||
|3 years 1 week ago||He is a Purdue fan /s||
He is a Purdue fan
|3 years 2 weeks ago||Apparently the NFL is||
Apparently the NFL is soooooooo concerned with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy that they are now regulating socks... uhhhhhhh
|3 years 2 weeks ago||65-61 purdue||
You have to dance with the girl who brought ya
|3 years 2 weeks ago||As a Boiler, I would give||
As a Boiler, I would give them a fighting chance at Mackey. However, in Ann Arbor, I dont think that there is much to say other than Michigan will win this one with room to spare.
|3 years 2 weeks ago||The other explanation is as||
The other explanation is as real as Manti Teo's girlfriend. But you probably like her too
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Jornalism is printing what||
Jornalism is printing what others dont want printed. Otherwise its public relations.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Might be a bit less than 80,||
Might be a bit less than 80, but real good guess Mr. Yost
|3 years 3 weeks ago||big ten basketball and duke,||
big ten basketball and duke, its awesome baby. -Dick Vitale
|3 years 3 weeks ago||I am thankful that this||
I am thankful that this thread has more comments than the Teo open thread. MGoReasonable
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Someone needs to pack Lou||
Someone needs to pack Lou Holtz, Dicky V, and Lee Corso into a small rocket, give them a few cases of ensure and shoot them to the moon
|3 years 3 weeks ago||I am more excited about our||
I am more excited about our OL in 2016.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Terribly uncomfortable||
Terribly uncomfortable seating. But really cool old atmosphere.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||I think that Te'o is watching||
I think that Te'o is watching this and is wondering if Lennay Kekua is in the crowd
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Shoes||
I am at least glad they arent wearing these shoes.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Sonos||
Sonos is seriously great. It took no time to teach it to my wife.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||72-64 Michigan over Golfers||
I am a structural engineer and I know that that bicyle on the shirt has a flexural hinge waiting to happen. I could not wear the shirt in my right mind without modifying it.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||I want to have the audio on||
I want to have the audio on that band directing. It seems a bit fast.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Thats correct. He did have||
Thats correct. He did have one additional TFL. He had 2 TFL, 1 additional solo tackle, and 1 additional asst tackle. Somebody give this man an all bowl team. Thanks ESPN.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||Directors Cup||
Just use the directors cup. We are second behind Standford right now.
1. Stan - 398
2. UM - 373
3. FSU - 358.5
4. ND - 353
5. UNC - 334
53. Tidenfreude - 100 pts
They all have equal wt, national champions of a given sport get 100 pts. Womens CC nat champ gets the name amount of points as Alabama.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||I disagree. DB can do some||
I disagree. DB can do some crazy things with the money he has control of so the project could definently turn into a retractable roof with 3 suspended HD scoreboards. But realistically...
Comparing to $250M Michigan Stadium Upgrades
$400M Total cost of Miller Park in Milwaukee (granted increase in construction cost since then)
$25-50M - Partially retractable roof for the new Vikings Stadium
$190M - Fully retractable roof for the new Vikings Stadium
I know there would obviously be increased cost for new construction creating the enclosure rather than just making an existing roof retractable, but my point is that (1) you can build a new retractable roof professional baseball stadium for about twice the cost of the Michigan Stadium upgrades and (2) the max cost of a 'reasonable' retractable roof would be at most the cost if not less than the stadium upgrades.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||101-70 Michigan over Ohio||
101-70 Michigan over Ohio
|3 years 4 weeks ago||I would agree, but we werent||
I would agree, but we werent pounding our chests saying that we were the number 1 team in the country heading into the game
|3 years 4 weeks ago||Close should count in||
Close should count in subjective rankings. There is a big difference between a 3 point OT victory and a 30 point halftime lead.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||I honestly dont see the||
I honestly dont see the rationale behind these rankings. Michigan is around 15 with ND. Two losses which we were outplayed to the 1 and 3 team. Take a top 10 (SC) and top 15 team (ND) to the edge. We played NW (#17) even and wound up winning.
Polls are dumb. People are sheep. BLAH!
|3 years 4 weeks ago||As long as there is an||
As long as there is an undefeated team, they will make it into the championship bracket. Even the Purdue squeakers (OSU '02, ND '12).
|3 years 4 weeks ago||... but not hopeful||
Really? MSU and USC are not truly quality wins this year. Just put Miami in there to round out the idiocy. Enough with the schedule. Whether good or bad they are not there becuase of the teams they played. They played one top 10 team and two top 20 teams. This is no more difficult or easy than playing in any AQ conference with a cakewalk non-conference schedule (Wisconsin et al....ah hem).
They got in because they won all thier games. That is what is asked of them, and they completed it.
I am looking forward to a selection committee to hopefully put some truly rational decision making into selecting the best four teams... but not hopeful.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Kyle Bosch is from St.||
Kyle Bosch is from St. Francis high school. Suburban Catholic Conference represent.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Blue 84 Purple 67||
same as billing address
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Tattoo?||
I think they should have a nice tribal or something like, "I traded in a national championship for tattoos." What a bunch of greedy fools.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Rushing the field||
Isnt there a thread talking about how UM students dont rush the field. They did it in 1967.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||What about adding Rutgers and Maryland||
Sure Nebraska would have had a similar effect as Penn State (5 division titles in 20 years) but what about adding Rutgers and Maryland. It is like adding Minnesota and Indiana. Errrrr.....
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Good morning America||
This was covered by good morning America this morning. My wife was sitting with me and she was never so happy that I read mgoblog.
|3 years 15 weeks ago||rushing||
268 yards on the ground
|3 years 15 weeks ago||Free stuff here I come||
|3 years 16 weeks ago||31-9 Michigan 297 yds||
|3 years 17 weeks ago||Tough spot... Really?||
Having a full scholarship at the University of Michigan is a tough spot... REALLY?
Having the oppurtunity to play and develop under Greg Mattison is a tough spot... REALLY?
Where is Seth Meyers when you need him?
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Video games put up West||
Video games put up West Virginia - Baylor numbers
|3 years 18 weeks ago||BLUE TURF!||
BLUE TURF! BSU is such a great underdog story.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Somewhat off subject but pertinent||
Disappointing rankings but not unheard of. The big ten has ranked between 2 and 7 teams (including Nebraska) in the AP top 25 since the 1996. We had 2 teams in the top 25 three times in 2001 (Purdue, Michigan, Illinois), three times in 2007 (Ohio State, Michigan), and once in 2009 (Penn State, Ohio State).
Between 2006 and present, we have fluctuated between 3 and 4 teams ranked in the top 25. Prior to that the range was marginally more volatile ranging between 3 and 7 teams ranked in the top 25.
It should be noted that just because we had 7 teams ranked, did not equate to winning NC's. No winner or participant came from the B1G in the 1999 season as well as the 2003 season. Seems to me that Michigan won a NC while there were 3 ranked teams and Ohio won during a season which saw B1G with as little as 2 ranked teams.
Rankings are stupid. Go Blue!
|3 years 19 weeks ago||Wasnt that team pretty much||
Wasnt that team pretty much Cam Newton and Nick Fairley? Gene Chizik era: 8-5, 14-0, 8-5, 1-3. Cam Newton era: 14-0!
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Parting the red sea should be||
Parting the red sea should be someone more like Lewan if you think about it.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||You are looking live...||
You are looking live...
|3 years 23 weeks ago||The original mercury and||
The original mercury and gemini astronauts were launched into space on the same rocket technology that we would use for delivery of atomic warheads. Not only is that somewhat of a terrifying proposition but an interesting juxtaposition. Having two opposing nations, instead of using thier scientific might to launch apocolyptically destructive weapons at eachother, they choose to engage in a peaceful race which provides inspiration to generations.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||I wouldnt mind a 7' tall||
I wouldnt mind a 7' tall plastic version of that mascot
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Targeted advertising||
I think this diary is the reason I got a shoe advertisement on the sidebar of my browser. Anybody else?
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Coach suggestion||
Is John L. Smith available to coach?
|3 years 29 weeks ago||A bunch of thoughts||
Maybe giving money to charity, Mott hospital, or providing grants to sports psychologists would be a better idea? You sure are right though, there has been a ton money spent on Michigan Athletics (read Basketball and Football). I just went on Google and Bing to try to compare current day appearance to the appearance of the new Bo hall and Marquee, all the sites are at least two construction seasons behind and it looks nothing similar to current day. Sheesh.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||Revision to AZ necessary||
Arizona was not a state until 1912 therefore Mr. Smith was not from the State of Arizona.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||I havent cried in a while.||
I havent cried in a while. Thank you Brian for that emotional release.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Gotta figure out why a||
Gotta figure out why a bowling alley collapsed. Fishy deal.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Purdue grad here... seriously||
Purdue grad here... seriously I think the train looked dumb to begin with. Now it looks dumb in a different way. I am a bigger fan of the motion P myself. Unfortunately we cant have a timeless logo like the block M.
To the colors, it reminds me of the color creep mentioned on an earlier wall post. We are all witnesses of Michigan's migration from a deeper maize color to a more highlighter yellow color. This is accentuated by the more navy and less royal blue color of the uni's. Same thing happening here, no more Old Gold and Black, now it is Hollywood Gold and Black.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Does this mean that we cant||
Does this mean that we cant eat a garnett and gold cake shaped like Florida?
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Michigan in 21st. Keep going||
Michigan in 21st. Keep going fellas. Nebraska just leapfrogged everybody and is in first with 8k+votes.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||I thought you said Carl||
I thought you said Carl Lewis... got excited for a second
|3 years 42 weeks ago||Why didnt you go ask?||
Why didnt you go ask?
|3 years 42 weeks ago||Much like the draft board of||
Much like the draft board of the Big Tuna, ESPN has thier own set of rules for grading recruits. Sure same guy same game, but there is a bit more follow-the-leader between the other recruiting services.
|3 years 42 weeks ago||Others within the 150||
The leaders and the best - 11!
Texas - 7
Florida - 7
Georgia - 6
Alabama - 6
Texas A&M - 5
Free Tattoo University - 5
USC - 4
Penn State - 3
Florida St - 3
Lower South Bend Evangelical College - 2
|3 years 42 weeks ago||Michigan OL v Michigan DL||
Such a match-up would tear the fabric of the space-time continuum and destroy the planet, meaning the United Nations would have to step in prior to the match to prevent the mass destruction.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||I got my grad degree in CE||
I got my grad degree in CE from Michigan geez 4 years ago. Prof. Wight in CE was just elected president of ACI. Big stinkin deal for a concrete guy.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Stay right there Burke|
|3 years 44 weeks ago||"The academic support at||
"The academic support at (Ohio), there is no way you can fail. Even if you give minimal effort there is no way you can fail."
Some athletes, black or white, football or field hockey, have conditioned themselves to not concern themselves with written exams. And to this point, which has been rehashed several times on this board already, thier professional careers will not hinge on thier ability to correctly identify the next number in a series but much more so on thier speed, strength, and quickness.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Airplane - Zero Hour side by side||
It is a good 7 minutes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q__vuyH1JEI
|4 years 4 weeks ago||Really...||
"Some instructors will be found not half so bad as they may appear in class. We thought you probably wouldnt think of this phase but try it."
|4 years 5 weeks ago||Denver||
In Denver on business. Going to Lodo's on an expense account!