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|23 weeks 2 days ago||Kyle Zimmerman||
Please no! I would hate to lose Zimmerman (my son plays for NDP).
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Godfather||
Who is Santino? Not a Godfather fan huh?
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Mississippi St.||
I'd like for us to play Mississippi St. (sans the cowbells).
They have to answer for Santino.
|25 weeks 9 hours ago||High Rollers?||
I wouldn't necessarily call those two people High Rollers. It is Governor of Michigan Rick Snyder and his wife.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Team argument||
Okay, if you wish to cite the team argument line of thinking, the Angels would have finished third in their division with or without Trout. Would the Tigers have finished first without Cabrera?
|31 weeks 2 days ago||Magnus||
Substitute the name 'Maxwell' for 'Bellomy' in your post. After all, it is Spartan Week!
|31 weeks 6 days ago||So to summarize...||
...you got what you paid for!
|33 weeks 4 hours ago||Trout's the best CF in the game?||
If this is true, why does his manager Mike Scioscia take him out of CF and put him in LF so he can put Peter Bourjos in CF when the two are playing the outfield together? Trout isn't even the best CF on their own team according to his own manager! Yet, you expect us to believe that he's the best in baseball?
|36 weeks 1 day ago||For sale?||
Are you interested in selling the ND tickets?
|44 weeks 5 days ago||Thinking the same thing...||
I was thinking the exact same thing! This has to be the poorest excuse for a complaint that I've seen in a long time. The attorney must be a newbie, I guess.
|49 weeks 4 days ago||Pink Floyd, Tom Waits||
Dark Side of the Moon: because if you don't listen to the whole album in order the songs don't make any sense.
Nighthawks at the Diner: great live album, very early Waits.
|49 weeks 6 days ago||Frank Viola||
I thought Brian was talking about former baseball pitcher Frank Viola. He was left-handed too!
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Dangerous to generalize||
Maybe the judge in your case didn't read the file but I can assure you that almost all judges read their files and associated paperwork. Having said that, I read the entire 57 page treatise and believe that it could have easily been written as a 15-20 page document without losing its impact. Most lawyers can't write concisely because think they get paid by the word.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||NFG||
Interesting avatar. I'm one of the few people on this blog who know who that picture is of and actually saw him play. Do you know what he's up to now?
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Ex-Coach Sid Gillman||
I believe ex-Buckeye coach and AFL and NFL innovator Sid Gillman said it best when he was asked why he wished to keep coaching in the NFL and not return to college coaching: "I'm not going back to any job where a 19 year old is running down the sidelines with my paycheck in his mouth".
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Totally agree with umchicago||
I totally agree with umchicago. You can find something to do in any city if you look hard enough. I have traveled to every city that Michigan has played a bowl game in to watch that particular game. I've never lacked for things to do, however I must emphasize that I go to Michigan's bowl games for the game, not the surroundings. It's nice to have other things to do there, but the game is and always will be the focus of why I'm there. Seen some fantastic games like the 1988 Outback Bowl in Tampa, the 2000 Orange Bowl in Miami, the 1979 Rose Bowl against USC (Charles White phantom fumble) and the 1998 Rose Bowl (National Champs) and all kinds of other Michigan bowl games in between. Win or lose, crappy city or not, I have never regretted going to any of them.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Ho Hum||
Ho hum. Wake me up when Lucy Liu's daughter decides to come to Ann Arbor for college.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Will he qualify?||
What will Dantonio say if Burbridge doesn't qualify? Think he'll take it back?
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Douglass' outside shot||
I agree that Stu Douglass has a great outside shot...it's not his fault that they play all of their games inside.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Bullied in the paint||
The main reason Michigan lost that game is because they allowed themselves to be bullied in the paint by Sullinger, Smith, and to a lesser extent, Buford. The next game Michigan must secure the boards better, or it will result in another loss. My over under on offensive boards is 3...if Michigan allows 3 or less offensive boards they will win; if OSU gets 4 or more, they will win.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Cabrera will be in left field||
I said this yesterday and say it again...Cabrera will end up in left field this season. You can hide a bad defensive player there that you just can't hide at third base. Some of the worst defensive players in history played that position, many of whom were even larger and more out of shape than Cabrera will (may) be when the season starts. Greg Luzinski, Pete Incaviglia, Frank Howard, Willie Horton...the list goes on and on. BTW did you see Delmon Young play left field for the Tigers last year? Ever wonder why a team in your own division would let him go to their main rival for nothing? How much worse could Cabrera be than that?
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Similar to Greenberg in 1940||
In baseball, the more things change, the more they stay the same. An eerily similar situation happened to the Tigers in 1940, when future HOF'er Hank Greenberg moved from first base to left field in order for the Tigers to get Rudy York's big bat into the everyday line-up. The move worked brilliantly, as Greenberg worked tirelessly to make himself a better fielder and he and York combined for 74 homers that year. Oh yeah, they won the pennant and lost to the Reds in a seven game world series. IMO, Cabrera will be spending most of his time next year patrolling left field, with Delmon Young being the full-time DH. After next year when they let Young go (currently signed for only 1 year), Victor comes back to being the full time DH for the last two years of his contract. Only then will Cabrera move to full time DH. Now look at the line-up for this year (assuming no more deals):
Santiago and Worth platoon.
A perfectly balanced line-up. Champagne anyone?
|1 year 17 weeks ago||"The Assassin"||
Slips in, does his work, and slips out. The Assassin.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||"Fly" Williams||
The best sign I ever saw was when James "Fly" Williams played basketball for tiny Austin Peay State University in Tennessee. The sign read: The Fly is open, let's go Peay"!
|1 year 22 weeks ago||"3 and Out" at M-Den||
I clicked on the M-Den link someone listed above and noticed that "3 and Out" was for sale at the M-Den. Anyone else besides me find this ironic (considering Bacon's exile to the Bolivian area of the M press box)?
|1 year 23 weeks ago||To Glewe||
This has nothing to do with the Dave Brandon discussion, but I read your signature lines and there's something on ebay right now that may interest you. The original coffin used by Bob Ufer in the 1976 Mich-OSU game with a Woody Hayes doll inside. Don't know how to embed, but search "1976 Michigan-Ohio State football Woody Hayes doll in coffin used by Bob Ufer" it will come up. Nice item if you have a spare $250.00 lying around.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Not an NCAA violation...||
Any tax-paying citizen of the State of Michigan can sit in on any classes at a public state university. Obviously, that is not contacting a professor directly. Now a coach contacting a professor about a student's grades, that's a no-no.
Nice try though.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Not illegal in New Orleans||
Went to the Super Bowl in 1997 (Packers and Patriots, Desmond MVP). I was surprised to see scalpers selling their tix right outside the dome right in front of the cops. Perfectly legal to sell them above face value. A Pack fan offered to buy my two tix for $4500.00 and I was tempted, but didn't. Being legal to scalp right outside the stadium definitely helps to keep the price down.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||My son's 1st OSU-Mich game||
Great post Brian. Maybe your best ever.
Took my 14 year old son to his first OSU game. After the officials took away Toussaint's touchdown and Gibbons kicked the field goal, I noticed him sitting down with his head between his legs. Hard not to notice, as he seemed like the only person in the whole stadium who wasn't standing. I sat down next to him, put my arm over his shoulder and asked what was wrong? He said that he could just tell that Miller was going to go down the field and score a touchdown for OSU, and we would lose by one point. I replied, don't worry, the defense is going to stop him this time. He said, but they haven't stopped him all game! I answered, that it didn't matter that they haven't stopped him all game; it only matters that they stop him this time.
As Michigan got ready to kick off after the field goal, I looked at him again and said to relax. The defense was going to rise up and make a play. When OSU got the ball on offense, after each down I would whisper in his ear "just three more plays, two more plays, and then one more play". Miller then scrambled for the first down on 4th down, barely reaching over the 30 yard line. My son looked at me hopefully. I repeated, just four more plays! He finally stood up and watched the action. Again, I counted down the plays. When Miller spiked the ball on third down, we both let out a giant sigh of relief. Putting my arm around him again, I fiercely whispered "just one more play!" Needless to say, after the fourth down interception by Avery, we both jumped up and down, high-fiving everyone around us. I pulled him close to me and whispered in his ear: "I know you probably wanted a 45-0 blowout, but if that happened you would quickly forget about it. A close, hard-fought game like this, with Michigan winning...well, you'll always remember that. And that you were with your dad at this game." He looked at me, and proceeded to give me the biggest hug that I've ever gotten from him (at least since he was a little boy). I tried hard not to tear up, and looked away.
Tell me again; why do I love Michigan football?
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Everitt-Lewan||
The picture that I like best is the one that shows Steve Everitt congratulating Taylor Lewan. From a former Michigan All-American offensive lineman to a future Michigan All-American lineman!