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|12 hours 4 min ago||Nice!||
I was thinking I might be crazy, but at least other MGoBloggers are too.
|13 hours 22 min ago||Very cool.||
I was in Ann Arbor for about five hours last week and took a pic of the Owens plaque in case it ends up in storage or something. I don't think there's been any comment on where it's headed after Ferry Field is gone.
|1 day 15 hours ago||I'd slightly disagree that||
I'd slightly disagree that the athletes are the most important variable. If we were talking about their safety or gaining/losing a competitive advantage, of course they're the most important, but both companies make equipment that allows them to safely compete at a high level. In other words, the difference is marginal enough that it shouldn't be the biggest factor.
None of this exists in a vacuum, and Hackett needs to do what's best for all of the stakeholders. For example, for all of those saying that taking less money is a big deal, would you be willing to pay a ticket surcharge to get Nike?
|1 day 18 hours ago||You're probably right that||
You're probably right that they don't need to, in the sense that the lights will still be on and Harbaugh's paychecks aren't going to bounce if they leave money on the table. Still, they spent something like twelve million to get rid of the last staff and Brandon and bring in Harbaugh, the debt service alone hit $15mm last year, and they cut student ticket prices.
Michigan brings in a ton of dough, but on the tail end of a $750mm(!) spending campaign, the cash needs to come from somewhere, and I'm definitely in favor of getting it from Adidas as opposed to more expensive tickets, new ads, six dollar water, ect.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Blog Title IX violation||
Swing and a miss (with a bunch of political terms used in the process). See: front page.
Between SouthBendWolverine and Seth we do get front page content, and to go back to the "about" section of the site:
|2 days 15 hours ago||Alabama or Oklahoma? Don't really care!|
|2 days 15 hours ago||Hello: Oklahoma City|
|2 days 15 hours ago||Hail!||
|2 days 15 hours ago||Also this doesn't really have||
Also this doesn't really have much to do with coaching, but UCLA assistant coach Lisa Fernandez is the UCLA softball equivilant of having Tom Brady as an assistant football coach in Ann Arbor.
She's won everything imaginable as a pitcher, three gold medals and is in the hall of fame. To drive the point home I was at a regional UCLA was in a few years back and girls on the other three teams were asking for autographs. Pretty cool woman from what I could tell.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Mike Candrea (Arizona) and||
Mike Candrea (Arizona) and Hutch have very similar win totals, although he got the nod for the last Olympic team and has pretty extensive national team experience as well.
UCLA's current coach hasn't won a title or been there very long, but UCLA in general is Wooden-era basketball on a diamond. Their program has won eleven of the thirty-three national championships.
|2 days 16 hours ago||You hand them four dollars||
You hand them four dollars and get a water and Kennedy half dollar in return!
|2 days 18 hours ago||I'm pretty sure it will be||
I'm pretty sure it will be Wagner, but I could definitely get behind starting Betsa. If there really have been nerve issues, that's a strong statement that Hutch believes in them getting it right the first time. Even if things went poorly, I don't doubt that Wagner can go out and win later.
First world problems.
|2 days 19 hours ago||Recap/highlights from last night...||
if anyone is interested. I don't think you can embed from MGoBlue, so here's the link.
|2 days 19 hours ago||Like you say, it's tricky||
Like you say, it's tricky (and some people take pleasure towing the line) but I try to get rid of anything that clearly extends off the field/court/ice or is just malicious and mean spirited.
I don't have a problem with even (IMO) overly harsh criticism of something that we all just watched happen, but "Jordan Morgan is a bitch" was something several people had posts deleted and/or were banned over, for example.
We're more lenient with things directed at coaches and administrators, but I must have taken down two dozen threads in the last weeks of football season that went beyond even "Hoke can't comprehend this" to the point where someone posted a thread looking for job suggestions for Hoke with the OP suggesting cleaning toilets at Spartan Stadium.
|2 days 19 hours ago||In non-Michigan, non-kid art||
A Rothko also sold later that week for $82mm, which is high for one of his pieces, but not a record.
Pretty random, but the Picasso is an all time high and I love Rothko's work, plus I don't have kids to draw for me.
|2 days 20 hours ago||You need to upload the||
You need to upload the picture to a site that hosts images (Tumblr, Facebook, Instagram, ect.) to embed it.
Other info here if anyone is interested.
|3 days 11 hours ago||I kinda hope he's skipped||
I kinda hope he's skipped some of the basketball open threads over the years...
|3 days 12 hours ago||Hail.||
|3 days 12 hours ago||Wow.||
I'll definitely take that out, but wow.
|3 days 12 hours ago||Still 10-3, top of the sixth.||
Still 10-3, top of the sixth.
|3 days 12 hours ago||2-2, 1 out, runners on 2 and||
2-2, 1 out, runners on 2 and 3
|3 days 13 hours ago||Post-college life has me down||
Post-college life has me down in Tampa. Nothing too exciting, living and working and hopefully watching a run rule win tonight. How are things?
|3 days 13 hours ago||She's used swag to describe||
She's used swag to describe Romero for a while now, since her freshman year I think. Not sure I've heard her talk about Betsa's swag, though.
|3 days 14 hours ago||Made as a joke/revolutionary||
Made as a joke/revolutionary overthrow of USA Softball/NFCA in an earlier thread. There's a better one for Sierra Romero. Hopefully I'll get to post that tonight too.
|3 days 14 hours ago||A team award too?!||
Our revolution will surely be successful, comrade.
|3 days 14 hours ago||Christner with the bomb!||
|3 days 14 hours ago||Nope.||
I'd nominate the Fightin' Hutchinses or maybe Air Delivery Pizza.
|3 days 15 hours ago||Game will probably start on||
Game will probably start on ESPNU, per the official Twitter.
|3 days 15 hours ago||U-M Lineup: Lawrence-CF,||
|3 days 15 hours ago||I heard 5* Hank Rearden||
I heard 5* Hank Rearden immediately committed to Patrick Henry University after receiving a gold bar from Danneskjold, but a bronze bar sounds like the right price for a Sparty recruit. You might be onto something.