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|2 years 33 weeks ago||If we get two more schools...||
... I'd be shocked of they were Kansas and Virginia Tech. Likewise, I'd be shocked if they weren't Georgia Tech and either UVA or UNC. I fully expect this to happen at some point. My question is: does it stop at 16 or do we add the other of UVA / UNC and (gulp) Duke? And what does that mean for Notre Dame? A Big Ten with two ten team divisions is possible but I don't see a 20th team out there that Big Ten presidents would tolerate except maybe Pitt (once you take Duke and ND,what's another private school?)
|3 years 4 weeks ago||One idea||
One thing i never understood - why do we so frequently conflate honoring the Fab Five - whether it be the idea of them as a unit without names or the four minus Webber - with the Final Four banners that were taken down. Isn't the legacy of the fab Five so much more than those two Final Four appearances?
If Webber was ineligible for those two Final Fours, I very much understand why we wouldn't re-hang the banners? Why not hang a banner simply honoring the Fab Five?
|3 years 9 weeks ago||The fourth reason may be the most important||
Not that I disagree with an of he three points made by 11W, but it's somewhat irritating that a fourth reason that Hoke had more success than RR did isn't mentioned: he had better players - not "basically the same players."
Jr returning starter heirs an trophy candidate at QB
Let's not forget who we had starting on offense in RR's first year.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||This is all excellent advice||
Better than mine.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||My pleasure||
Uptown really probably stops around Turtle Creek Blvd and Blackburn Sts to the northwest and northeast, respectively. North of that is just other parts of Oaklawn until you get to the ritzier Highland Park around Hawthorne and Armstrong Avenues.
I definitely was staying in Park Cities. Hotel ZaZa is in the heart of uptown though.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||Uptown Dallas defined||
Uptown Dallas is a nice, fun, somewhat fancy area between downtown Dallas and Park Cities neighborhood. It is loosely defined as the area between the Woodall Rodgers freeway to the south, the North Tollway (to the west), US-75 (tobthe east) and it may go as far north as Mockingbird Lane (but some would say that's getting in to Highland Park). SMU's campus is (beautiful; worth a look) and just north of Mockingbird Lane in University Park. Those to neighborhoods with "Park" in their names make up the larger area called Park Cities.
Addison is a city north of Dallas (I-635 is roughly the northern border of the city of Dallas). I would not recommend staying up there. It is perfectly pleasant but suburban. There is a new mixed-use (commercial/residential/retail) development confusingly called Ptown hatis being built along I-635; but that's totally different. The Galleria is one big shopping mall. I don't recommend it if you want to go see what Dallas is all about.
In the uptown area, there are lots of bars and restaurants along McKinney avenue (the southern portion of it) and in the Knox-Henderson area (where Knox Knox St and Henderson Ave come together) especially to the east of US-75 all the way toward Greenville Ave and the cute M Streets neighborhood (named because all of the east-west streets begin with the letter M). The area around Fitzhugh Ave is also getting cool.
I usually stay at one of two Kimpton properties when I am in Dallas. Both are technically in University Park by SMU- Hotel Palomar or The less expensive Hotel Lumen. Hotel ZaZa is a new hip hotel further south that has a cool restaurant and bar. That would be fun. If you want to Less expensive, there is a La Quinta Inn in Uptown right on US-75 and Garrett Ave and a Best Western as well.
You have to check out the Katy Trail Ice House when you're in Dallas. Huge outdoor beer place right along a running trail. Feels very "Texas". Everybody goes there before Mavs games and walks the trail to the arena. Have fun!
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Dallas BBQ isn't the greatest...||
... compared to what you might get in Austin area, but I've enjoyed the brisket at Bartly's in Grapevine. Cool counter service / Formica chair type atmosphere. There are always fireman there when I've been, which is a good sign.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||1 seed is incredibly unlikely||
But a 2 seed is definitely possible. If we beat OSU to reach the conf finals (having beaten them twice this year), it's possible we move past them just for that. Win the whole thing and we're definitely a 2 seed ahead of them.
I also think a 3 seed is on the line today for Michigan. Win and we got it; lose and we could slip to 4. Marquette and Georgetown lost and, barring an ACC championship from Florida State in which it beats UNC and Duke, I think the only threat to earn a 3 seed other than the four teams universally on that line (Baylor, Mich, Marquette, Georgetown) is the Indiana / Wisconsin winner. Since Marquette and Georgetown already lost one (Georgetown) would be more likely to slip to a 4 than Michigan would. But if Michigan loses to Minn, we could slip below Georgetown on the S-curve.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||This blog does||
Check out the 2013 offer board:
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Indeed||
I'll take any site in MI, Indiana, Ohio or Chicago. I can't believe I am saying this but, if not in Michigan, Ft Wayne, Columbus and Cincinnati aren't horrible places to play.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||If Georgia wins...||
... everything is out the window, but not because Michigan doesn;t finsih in the top 14 of the BCS rankings. Michigan is likely out no matter whether it is in the top 14 or not. My "no question" comment was about whether or not we finish in the top 14 in a scenario that matters.
I don't see LSU losing to Georgia, but if it does, and LSU/Bama finish 1/2, which they likely still would - a) LSU still has a beter resume than any other 1-loss team, and b) voters wouldn not want to give Bama a benefit for losing to LSU at home - there will be three SEC teams in BCS bowls (UGA still gets the Sugar) and, with Houston a likely AQ, only one at large bid left, which the Fiesta would get to select, and I agree with you that it would most likely be Stanford.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||We're in||
We'll finsih in the top 14. No question.
Sugar will get first choice of teams, and we'll likely be it. Crazy. Only way I can see it going any other way is if Oklahoma State loses to OU on some fluke and somehow seems like a more attractive opponent for Houston, which the Sugar Bowl will almost assuredly take with its second selection. No way Stanford is a team that they want given the likely opponent.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Sugar Bowl likely picks undefeated Houston over Big East Champ||
If no SEC team is available to be selected, the Sugar Bowl would very likely pick Houston. Houston is driving distance from New Orleans and it's not likely that any other team eligible to be selected would travel to New Orleans nearly as well (save, perhaps, Michigan). The only Big East team that would even come close would be Weat Virginia.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Something that will never happen||
How nice would it be to have five "BCS" conferences with 62-64 teams fighting for five AQ spots and four or five "non-BCS" conferences with anywhere from 40-60 teams in a playoff for one AQ spot and the rest of the Sun Belt and WAC just busted down to FCS?
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Depends on the game||
Except for extreme circumstances, all of the official Michigan bars (in Manhattan at least) will have Michigan basketball games on if they are on BTN or ESPN. Your best bet to watch with other fans would be at Professor Thom's on 2nd Ave. As somebody said, above, though, none of the bars draw a huge crowd for Michigan basketball unless them agme is not televised in NYC (NCAA Tournament, for example).
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Cool. Thanks a lot||
|3 years 45 weeks ago||This response string is great||
I love it. I don't have many points because I rarely post, but I've been around for quite a while. Nevertheless, I'll probably forego disturbing your parents; though I appreciate the precise estimate of my awesomeness.
You see, I'm not from Fargo; but I'll be there for a wedding. And, despite my advanced age, I do know how to use Google. I'm not particularly indolent; rather, I thought a kind user, such as NDSU_Blue, would know the area well and could recommend a bar that not only subscribed to BTN, but would be happy - even eager - to put on the game for me, and perhaps a few other like-minded Michigan fans.
Major props to FgoWolve and NDSU_Blue. Thanks guys / gals.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Wow||
ok; I liked the helmets, actually, but I did not realize how much these unis do, indeed, look like South Florida's. The numerals are weird and I'm not a black pants fan.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Wow. Thank you for sharing.||
|3 years 45 weeks ago||I really love Picture Pages||
Thanks to Brian and all the others who contribute. Moving Picture Pages are cool, too, but the above really helps to see it frame by frame.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Thanks||
I love the Picture Pages. Keep them coming!
|3 years 45 weeks ago||I actually like them||
For an alternate uniform, these aren;t so bad. Little things could be imporoved, IMHO, but I kind of like the bronze and the green Spartan. Don't kill me.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Great shot!||
|3 years 46 weeks ago||Any place to watch in Fargo?||
I'm going to be there for a wedding the weekend of the Eastern Michigan game? Anybody know where I could watch it at 11 am CT on Big Ten Network with volume? Good news is the Gophers aren't playing at the same time, to the extent that matters.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||Depends what you're looking for||
Professor Thom's has been a Michigan bar for a while. It will be only Michigan fans, it will get backed with younger people, it will be loud, the sight lines to TVs aren't great.
Brother Jimmy's in Union Sq is newer for a Michigan Bar (newer in geenral). It will also cater to other groups, so not 100% Michigan; it has better HD TVs; also will be crowded, but not just with Michigan people.
On the rare occassion when I have to watch a Michigan game at a bar (basketball; football is always on in HD at home), I go to The FOrum on 4th Ave and 12th St. It is an unofficial Michigan bar but draws a decent number of Michigan people. They have some well-placed HD TVs and will have volume for the Michigan game. It;s not as much of a scene as the other two which I prefer, but you may not.
I don;t know of the new place on Front St in Brooklyn. Could be promising.
I've gone to The Hill and to some place on 53rd St befrore and I found both lacking.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||It isn't "enforceable"||
There is no guarantee that a greyshirt offeree would get a scholarship next year. There also is no guarantee that kids who sign LOIs will have scholarships the following year. But there are some generally accepted practices. If Hoke yanked Ricardo Miller's scholarship this year, there would be outrage and the same would likely be true if he reneged on an explicit promise to a greyshirt candidate.
|4 years 5 weeks ago||Maybe that means one NT||
And one DT
|4 years 6 weeks ago||Exactly.||
Couldn't have said it better. The jersey number was worn by some great Michigan WRs, but also run-of-the-mill Junior College transfers. Braylon wanted it bad though.
EDIT: Silly me: Butterfield transferred away from Michigan (to a 1-AA school, I believe), not to Michigan from a Junior College. It was Russell Shaw that transferred to Michigan from a Junior College.
|4 years 7 weeks ago||Is it possible...||
...that the coaching staff sees Wormley (and/or Godin) potentially growing into a DT?
|4 years 9 weeks ago||Thanks, Tom. A question...||
... are we out of it for Tommy Schutt? Seems like we have a lot of good options even if we are.