"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
|5 weeks 2 days ago||And the hills!||
Not to mention, the hills in his neighborhood (and on almost any 6-mile route through Ann Arbor) would take a lesser athlete down.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||You don't need to wonder||
Since the last play featured an obvious and non-controversial personal foul with the obvious result that MSU's fumble recovery and TD were called back, I'm just living my life as though Michigan did, in fact, win. If I were Brian and Ace, I would refer to MSU's record with a loss and/or an asterisk from now on for the rest of the season, and if I were any voter or observer of CFB, I would regard this game as a Michigan win and an MSU loss. It may prove to be confusing, but I also intend to maintain, for instance, that MSU hasn't won at the Big House since 2010 — hopefully to the consternation of my Spartan friends and acquaintances.
Obviously this is an unusual step, but since there is absolutely no extrapolation or prediction necessary and the call was so cut-and-dried, this is my plan.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Delta Flight 1719?||
I'm flying to LA and Delta's flight schedule is perfectly inconvenient.
|11 weeks 9 hours ago||ESPN||
It's on ESPN - was delayed for hours. They'll be running the "watch the baseball game on ESPN2 [or ESPNNews, whatever]" scroll straight through the match.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||What if...||
Something I keep coming back to is the way things would have played out differently if Michigan had been up by 1 (as though, for instance, Caris LeVert's close 3-pointer had actually been counted for 3). Kentucky couldn't hold the ball for a guaranteed last (quality) shot if they were actually trailing rather than tied, and it seems pretty unlikely that they would have tried a 3 in that situation. I'm having a real hard time getting over the screwjob elements of that game.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Boooo||
MSU getting some 1-seed calls for the last full minute. Wonder what every ESPN analyst is doing with State's Sweet 16 game in their round-by-round picks, though.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||*bump*||
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Count me in!||
If... you happen to be one of us unfortunate souls in the greater Columbus area. I'll be somewhere on the Olentangy Trail, as soon as I wake up and can drag myself out into the (relatively balmy!) 30-degree morning.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Guess that shoe dropped||
I'm not sure if this changes anything about the discussion of the allegations, since the Daily piece points out that everything important about the University's investigation is different from a criminal one (participation of victim, burden of proof, etc.). It reads like this case could literally have been reported by that axe-grinding professor, and the victim may not have participated in this investigation either, and the outcome is totally different because the rules are different.
Not that I don't think Gibbons probably did what he's accused of, and not that I don't think his expulsion is just and overdue; I just can't see the difference between what we *know* now and what we *knew* then. (I was disgusted and conflicted all season because I believed Gibbons was probably not innocent. Hasn't changed, in either direction of certainness.)
If we can talk about football as it relates to this nasty situation, I do find myself morbidly curious if this has anything to do with Gibbons's non-participation in the OSU game. Obviously the Daily article is just laying out everything of note that has happened with Gibbons lately, but there's a tiny bit of implication in mentioning that. The article mentions a document dated 11/20/13, so maybe the wheels had started turning already and Gibbons was sitting because of this? Would be crazy considering the effect that the kicking game could have had on the outcome.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Beilein's goodwill||
It's about damned time Beilein got to cash in some of this accumulated goodwill. I'll never forget the 2012 game at Breslin when he got T'd up from 30 feet away for sticking his arms out and saying approximately 3 words. Naturally, this was in the middle of a standard 6th-man-of-the-play-award-winning performance by Izzo on the other end of the floor; the Izzo Show eventually drew a T, but hadn't yet when Beilein got his and the game was still potentially in reach.
T is very briefly shown at the very start of UMHoops's Five Key Plays from that 2012 game.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Chris Christie at OSU game?||
Is that Chris Christie (, Governor) right behind the Notre Dame bench?
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Student section logistics question||
I didn't want to create a whole post about this, but: can any students answer a question about logistics with the new rules?
A friend is trying to go to the game in a group of 3, but is obviously having trouble finding 3 tickets together. He's thinking about getting 2 non-student tickets and 1 student ticket, and then borrowing a couple of the "section tickets" from neighbors in the student section so he can walk his friends in. Will that work? Are people generally friendly about that, or does the usher-student antipathy make everybody tight-fisted?
Also: love it, michiganman14. Definitely agree that the next 3 are totally winnable, and — despite our pessimistic sports fan perceptions — you can't count out any Michigan team in The Game. If the sane and logical reasons that make a win against OSU seem really unlikely were all there is to it, well, why would we even be fans? Go Blue!
|2 years 7 weeks ago||Welp||
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Not to mention||
The weather was awful (constant drizzle) until around 11:30 here in Columbus. I felt bad dropping my father-in-law and sister-in-law off at the OSU shuttle location at 10am because I knew they'd have to be outside in this crap as soon as the bus got them to campus.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||43-2, Michiagn||
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Cackle transcript||
I'm pretty convinced that I heard "hold on" instead of "hmmmm," before the "Whoosh."
|2 years 11 weeks ago||71-2||
|2 years 11 weeks ago||No — needs moar||
I don't really mind making my browser work overtime, and I actually prefer not to click to individual entries unless I'm pretty bored and want to read comments. SO, I would prefer if there were twice as many stories per page on the front page, and if there were no "JUMP"... ever.
I may be an odd cookie in this regard.
Also, I wish the widgets in the sidebar worked. (Paging through recent MGoBoard posts, specifically.)
|2 years 11 weeks ago||I assume that's true, although||
I can't imagine a way to deliver a smothering-capable quantity of gasoline all at once, fast enough to prevent it from igniting (unless maybe just the bottom part of the gas can catch fire and the rest of it just keeps falling and smothers that bottom part?).
Anyway, like putting out an oil well fire with an explosion, it seems inadvisable to attempt this trick in the defensive backfield.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Not bad for a "giant toilet bowl"||
Are we all okay with Crew Stadium for a little while? (Seriously, that shit was not clever in any way.)
|2 years 11 weeks ago||She was fine||
Pretty sure I know what you're talking about, since I was horrified watching that collision from my seat in the south end zone. I wasn't ready for the game to go on, although everybody else seemed to be. It looked awful, but when the net was righted, she stood right up and I saw her wave someone off in a clear "I'm fine" gesture — must've just been tangled if she wasn't moving at first. I was amazed but delighted to see it; maybe the net frame isn't as heavy as the Lacrosse goal it looks like.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Outliers||
I don't specifically remember it, but I believe that's true; that was certainly an exceptional game.
I also believe, and have mgocommented about it at some point, that the "You Suck" chant was born (and should have been laid immediately to rest - perhaps with occasional revivals) at that game. Rare is the confluence of [game that is so well in hand that we can chant You Suck] + [team we hate enough that we would chant You Suck in such a situation instead of feeling sorry for them or thinking, "hey, thanks for letting us keep this Jug" or something like that]. It's just mean to chant You Suck at Baby Seal U, and it's just dumb to chant it when a team's about to go for it on 4th and/or could still beat us.
So, er, what I mean to say is, there are exceptional games even in rivalries, and the appropriate reactions to them should be exceptions. Not that I thought you disagreed with that in the first place. (Did the students still chant "You Suck" on Saturday? Sounded like they might be, but it was pretty faint from Section 13.)
|2 years 12 weeks ago||38-0, Michigan||
38-0, Michigan - tried and true.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||If only there were a way...||
Seems like that should already be a Drupal module just waiting to be popped in -- if only Brian and Co. weren't terrified to change anything because the recent server move seemed to expose a chewing gum/twig infrastructure.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Pretty much||
It was John U. Bacon, in the chapter of 3&O where he follows Denard for a day (p. 360, for those of you following at home).
At 10:34, they finally walked out of Schembechler Hall for the last time that day. Normally they would be coming out of the Academic Center, but somehow two middle-aged men carrying a stack of glossy photos figured out where they were and approached Robinson the moment he walked outside to sign their photos of him. It was all for charity, of course, or their ten-year-old kids—they claimed both at various times—so Robinson autographed one each, then said, "That's it, man," and got into Gardner's pickup.
So I don't think the presence of 2 Lewan items, or even a dozen Braxton Miller items, really means all that much.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||So now we know||
META topics must wait when the Tigers are busy crushing the spirits of the Indians and their fans. This also explains the permitted OT list, although I feel like it should include a Columbus-area soccer game in a little more than a month, as well.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Wish I could!||
Everything about this sounds great (especially the charity and the City BBQ), and I would normally be running on the Olentangy Trail on a Saturday, anyway, but that particular Saturday I'll be up in Grand Haven, er, getting married.
Sounds like an awesome event, hope it goes really well! I'll pass this along to my Columbus frisbee friends, some of them seem like the triathlonning type.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Go Shockers!||
This is why any team (WSU, 'Cuse, M) should hate the idea of playing L'ville. That guy in the corner of the floor is an emotional wild card.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Staffing, probably||
[Full disclosure: my fiancée is an archivist]
To expand a tiny bit on the general "priorities" suggestion that a couple other posters have already proffered, I'll point out that libraries and archives are not at their highest staffing levels ever, in the current political and economic climate. Some archivists have even been forced to move from Ann Arbor to Columbus just to find a job in their chosen field...
So, the availability of staff to work on projects like updating new/constantly changing sports records is probably pretty low, and evidently this sort of thing gets put off until somebody can process a couple years' worth of stuff all at once. For more frequent updates, call your state representative and ask them to vote for more funding for libraries, museums, and archives — or even specifically for more positions at the Bentley!
[okay that was pretty obvious. sorry.]
|2 years 34 weeks ago||I have been hearing about this strategy||
but Izzo is taking the "expect the worst and you won't be disappointed" plan a little bit too far. I do have a serious question about this piece, though: what the hell does all this mean? "Nobody will understand that I went through some times here where that'll never end until the day I'm dead. I downplayed it during the year, but it's just a fact of life."
|2 years 34 weeks ago||So Beileiny||
I'm not at all surprised to read that. It seems to me that the coaching staff would just not bother recruiting a guy who didn't recognize that his basketball talent gave him no license to behave badly. That can only help the team in terms of limiting bad press, improving team chemistry, and even increasing player retention. All of it adds up to a team and staff that is amazingly fun and easy to cheer for! (By way of contrast, my soon-to-be-father-in-law has to hold his nose every time he cheers for his Buckeyes football team, now.) Thanks for posting; it just keeps getting better!
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Michigan 81, Syracuse 54||
Since Syracuse is just a little bit lower than Florida at Defense, and several spots lower at Offense. Go Blue! Beat citrus!
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Absolutely||
I would be all over this, although I couldn't make it until the final on Monday. I'll even drive up from Columbus for it! ...and also for work, which I do every month for one week in the office (I'm normally remote).
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Whoa||
Is glaring suit dude getting all up in front row trumpet guy's face? That's pretty intense but he doesn't seem to mind too much.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Tonight's homework:||
Destroy all backboards.
(And learn to sell hard fouls on near-breakaways, for god's sake. I hate Wisconsin.)
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Good Question||
Burke especially! He 'posed to be POY, and he can't deliver in the big spots. That missed front-end must make him something like 6-7 in the last minute, between this Sunday and last Sunday!
|2 years 38 weeks ago||The announcer thought so||
But I thought maybe Izzo was just really relieved to see Payne stand up after that King Kong fall on or around his brainbox. I know I thought he was in bad shape when he first crumpled.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||Looking good for the best possible outcome||
MSU win that they couldn't have gotten without copious help from the zebras. There have been some joker-ass calls down the stretch here.
Edit: Maybe Sparty needs a little bit more than copious help. Ah, well.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||Which town/park?||
I've been wondering. The downtown Detroit one with the Fort St sign is obvious enough, but I don't know where that park is.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||Heavy Rob showed up today||
Hope this helps him and the team feel confident about those plays against tougher teams, too.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||74 - 69||
(as long as State doesn't get bailed out on every 2nd half miss by a series of ridiculous "lookin'-at-funny" fouls)!
Haha - who is downvoting posts in this thread? Must be a slow morning.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Tipped?||
I think the refs missed a foul on Burke, on that shot
|2 years 42 weeks ago||The McGary roll||
I count twice that Mitch has put up shots that didn't seem to have the requisite forward momentum, but they landed on the rim and rolled in. I mean, I'll take it -- just weird.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||That'd do it||
Yeah, I figured as much since that number is completely unreal. I was also trying to lampoon the terrible combo of Illinois "defense" and Breslin home cookin' that rewarded MSU with FTs on every 2nd half possession that might have involved a rebound.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||MSU shooting 87% in 2nd half?||
How does shooting %age work? If a ridiculously weak foul gets called, misses don't count against you?
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Even better||
Despite being a professional TV sports talker, he said "in Evanston" because he forgot Michigan already crushed Northwestern on their Kool-Aid-stained court.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Michigan 81, IU 79||
Kansas stays atop the Coaches' Poll because what?
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Rooting interest||
I mean, you're your own (uh, firearm?), so I wouldn't presume to tell you for whom you should be rooting. With that said, Brian's Opponent Watch recommending cheering ... against Wisconsin — presumably because these teams both have 2 losses in-conference and Michigan has to play at the Kohl Center while Wisconsin dodges a trip to Ann Arbor this year.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Burke vs World||
Very good point about Burke's reaction to Craft/frustration/Columbus/etc. I feel like Trey was making decisions almost every time down the floor that he would never make at Crisler or against a random tough opponent.
Maybe I don't normally watch for this, or maybe it looks different from 200 ft up in the 3rd level of Value City Arena, but he looked like he was trying out for the AND1 Mix-Tape Tour with some of the moves he was pulling out as he tried to take on Craft and cross him up. There was at least one early 3-pointer that Burke took from 4 or 5 ft past the arc that seemed like it was really forced and made you wonder how he ever gets any assists. Worst of all was the fast break where Burke had a blue jersey on either side of him and only Craft and one other (out-of-position) defender to deal with, but he ignored his two pass options and went straight at Craft, just to come away with nothing.
It was one of the most unbelievable and upsetting things about yesterday's game, but hopefully it is also one of the biggest benefits of having a game like that in January. I can't imagine Beilein will let Trey turn into his own worst enemy like that again.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Michigan 82, OSU 72||
I will be in attendance, bedecked in ridiculous maize & blue argyle pants. I expect some hostility before all is said and done.
|2 years 49 weeks ago||Not bad||
Way to have better seats than an NBA team is getting for its scouts!
|3 years 1 week ago||ahh, memories||
I enjoyed this comment from a buckeye who apparently remembers things: "As much fun as that was to watch all it really did was piss Woodson the hell off and he had a monster game that helped him win the Heisman."
That's what I think every time I see that little clip here in Columbus - which, if I'm not mistaken, includes the hype video they show at the start of home games at the Shoe.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||That would be ironic...||
seeing as the monument to O.H. Perry's victory - which doubles as the International Peace Memorial for US/Great Britain/Canada - is there. Ironic enough that I'm confident tempting fate and using the word "ironic" on the internet!
|3 years 6 weeks ago||Solid updating||
OP is delivering.
Also coming up big: Cabrera spotting Swisher's misplay (must've been a misplay, right?) and scoring from second!
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Gross||
Evil Dantonio smile after that TO came through. Eeurgh.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||True, but...||
The linked MLive article consistently got it wrong - 5 "Mack" mentions and 0 of "Mach" in that piece. I can forgive a non-Shamrock for taking an alleged news outlet at face value; I was doubting my memory myself.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Gross||
I just save the money and pour Coors Light into a bowl of Fruity Pebbles.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Props to your wife, Ernie!||
I was in Cleveland for my buddy's CWRU Law graduation the day of the Marathon. I'm not sure what the morning was like, but by the time I got up there from Cbus it was murderously hot. So, congrats to your wife on getting through - heat wipes me out.
For my part, I ran the 26.2 in Detroit last October but fractured a metatarsal in the process, so I'm still working my way back and currently trying to convince myself I should sign up for the BTN Big10K in Chicago at the end of July.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||I tried, man||
I know there are a lot of us stuck in Columbus somehow, so I'll ask here - Fellow Columbus...ians: is there some secret way to get Tigers games? For 2 years I have seethed as every national game has been blacked out because TWC carries FSD in Toledo or some stupid reason, but tonight I finally broke down and paid for MLB.tv in the 8th, only to get a big stupid "Blackout Restriction" notice.
Shut up and take my money, MLB!
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Why did I leave the Chicago feed on?||
Watching on free Extra Innings preview. The call on that HR was, approximately:
"That's headed out to left --"
"And... it didn't."
(You can put that on your board, you ridiculous homers.)
|3 years 33 weeks ago||This is the problem with vacating wins||
What do you and your son get for every year those wins stay un-vacated?
What do you get for every year after they've been vacated?
Sure, if your kid was the key Clarett/Pryor figure in the investigation and downfall, a lot of goodwill (which could be helpful; Craig Krenzel still seems to be making money selling lawn tractors here in Columbus) might go away. But I think most of the players involved in vacated wins are still remembered as contributing to wins/great seasons, and if anything they're victims of the big names who screwed up and got the wins vacated/program investigated.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||And yet, a little less ugly||
I just think the colors and logo give them very little to work with. It'd be hard for anything to look much worse than the monstrosity that currently assaults my eyes every time I drive home from downtown Columbus up OH-315.
It doesn't even look like it has good proportion/symmetry. It's like something my unartistic-ass self would have scribbled if I got the word "toilet" in Pictionary.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Yay internet vandalism||
I still think this is stupid. It's bad internet citizenship, it's the opening volley in an arms race between fanbases to see who can deface the other's stuff fastest, and it looks like it was all an accident on the part of a "Michigan fan" who was too dumb to know which stadium he was rating.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Wait...||
Wasn't that guy a professor at Ohio? Boy...
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Great!||
That means the minor-league-baseball-style graphics and the ridiculous Cartoon Adventures of Brutus the Nut can be even bigger!
|3 years 33 weeks ago||How's this for a stat comparison?||
I've only caught 5 innings of FSD Tigers coverage this year, and I've already heard Rod mention the fact that Ryan Braun only received 2 intentional passes all last season *twice*! I assume that is *way* more times than the Brewers' color guy has mentioned Miggy's 2011 intentional walks.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Nice||
Stickin' it to Big Baseball, AND Comic Sans Explosion? hail2you, sir!
btw, Google Chrome with AdBlockPlus seems to be keeping me ad-free.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Have a good week of druggy haze!||
In case anyone responsible for Brian's convalescent care and gourmet feeding is reading this: tell the doc you want the scrip for the nausea meds right up front, rather than "we'll see how he responds to the painkillers."
Woulda saved me the very worst part of my week as caregiver after my fiancée had surgery to remove some bone spurs.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Huh?||
What do you mean by that? Every single time I see something I can't quite take at face value on the internet, I just hope and pray that I can find a Reddit thread about it (and see which side's completely biased supporters actually present some evidence).
|3 years 40 weeks ago||ಠ_ಠ||
I am extremely disappointed in the execution of this joke. To save me some time, I'll just link to my Reddit comment from the other night to explain what happened and why this is dumb and also Terrible Internet Behavior.
In short: whoever created this "review" is a moron because his total failure to use Google Maps properly has resulted in the internet propagation of a screenshot containing a not-particularly-clever putdown, PLUS a confusing-because-it's-wrong-and-ruins-the-joke label, all presumably at the hands of a Michigan fan. It just looks bad.
Also, this whole thing is turning into an exercise in Bad Internet Citizenship. It seems like the initial reviewer realized that he had reviewed the wrong stadium, so instead of finding Ohio Stadium and adding a review for it, he modified the entire Columbus Crew Stadium place page in Google Maps, and that half-implemented edit must be responsible for the mismatch between location and label in the screenshot seen above. I denied the place page modification because it was bogus and would inconvenience people who wanted to actually find Crew Stadium, but now there are 3+ duplicates of that denied edit because people who don't think "Also a den of cheaters." is a terrible diss are trying to recreate the magic of the screenshot that points to Ohio Stadium but calls it something completely different for some reason. Stop Doing That.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Apparently Pat is in the right sport||
The Doc Sat commenters have his back in spades, where they're not contributing their own (much more intentionally-offensive) screed.
Side note: what is it about the words "bias" and "prejudice" that makes them so hard to use correctly? I'm pretty sure they're used as the wrong part of speech more often than the right one.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||I can't stand F5ing||
hrmmm... thought I'd seen somebody post a CiL right in the comments before, but the iframe doesn't seem to have worked for me, not-too-surprisingly. I could post a link to a liveblog on my umich personal space, but I don't really want to drive anybody away from mgoblog so I guess I'll just F5 unhappily.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||How about right here?||
Any reason any random MGoBoarder can't sign up for CiL Basic and post one in the comments here?
|3 years 47 weeks ago||RVB in microcosm||
RVB used the word "microcosm" in a postgame presser. I love that guy.
Also, #TheMichiganDifference and stuff.
|3 years 49 weeks ago||"raised them up"||
|3 years 49 weeks ago||Good point; I didn't even think about that||
Last winter was my first in Columbus, and I feel like we had 12 inches of snow all year, most of which was the same 6 inches that got crusted over with ice and refused to melt for a month.
We did have some of the most horrendous ice storms I've ever seen, but snow was, as they say, thin on the ground.
|3 years 49 weeks ago||Wait||
You're the PC Police, but "prison girlfriend" is an acceptable metaphor?
I was with you before, but I call bullshit now.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||Who is a dead-horse beater now?||
You have a point about the homosexual slur; I'm sure some would excuse it by pointing out that it's just one more horrible thing the parody is putting in the mouth of this terrible and obviously fictitious version of David Brandon, and obviously it's not endorsed by the author... but it does still amount to casual use of a slur that needs to go away.
On everything else, you're blowing things out of proportion as much as the OP. Brian et al. have been making fun of Pro Combat uniforms for years, and now Michigan has jumped in headfirst. There are obvious, non-insane-grudge-related reasons for this post to fit right in with the bent of the blog.
And, man, I don't know if I've ever seen the term "slappy" used in a way that betokened any thought on the part of the writer, or convinced me of anything except that I didn't want to hang out with him.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||Hoke-Speak||
Much like Hoke says "boo-boo" more often than your average CFB coach, the Daily writer pointed out in that blockquote that he regularly uses the phrase, "a deal" (for much the same purpose).
It's a weirder one than "boo-boo" or "tremendous" because it's a short phrase made up of an indefinite article and a common word, but an example (which I am inventing whole-cloth but which might also be taken directly from a Hoke presser) would be: "Yeah, we sat Denard down for a series to have a look at him; he had a deal, there, and we wanted to make sure he was ready to go."
Somehow, when spoken instead of written, that simple phrase ("a deal") sounds like a valid part of speech; only later do you realize that the coach has once again told you absolutely less than nothing about any medical condition, past or present, real or fictional.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||haha||
Thanks - that was fun. I was a little surprised at the hostility directed towards Delaney, though - does anybody know what that's about, from the Spartan side? Are they really sore about Tom G's half-assed partial suspension, or do they think the conference somehow intentionally influences the BCS to disrespect them, or what?
|4 years 2 days ago||The plot thickens?||
Wow - I can't imagine why your post was at (-1, Flamebait) when I got here, but this is very interesting. Quick, somebody pay to see this - The Internet is very curious to see if it pans out.
|4 years 2 days ago||Super-Questionable||
I absolutely do think a bunch of SEC fans and media people have reversed themselves on the whole "you have to win your conference to play in the National Championship" idea, but I really doubt the veracity of this supposed Saban quote. The only place anyone has found it mentioned by even a secondary source is Wikipedia, and the edit history (hoorayyyy, edit history!) makes it clear that someone - logged in from Oklahoma State's campus - fabricated an unfortunately-unlinkable citation for that quote (no way some Okie Stater was carrying around a newspaper clipping from 8 years ago), this morning.
|4 years 3 days ago||Happy Hoke = yay||
That smile was almost Denardian. God, it's beautiful.
|4 years 3 days ago||Nice spot||
So, did BM get forward progress, AND OOB? Much kinder than any spot M got all day.
|4 years 3 days ago||Petulant return man||
Anybody else see the way Hall threw the ball at the ref after muffing and downing the last kickoff? Looked like he was being a dick.
|4 years 1 week ago||Not SO horrid||
I live in Columbus these days (ugh), and I find that the smell I most often find wafting over my little corner of I-270 is actually the scent of sausage.
It's totally weird, but ... ultimately, not really that bad, y'know?
|4 years 1 week ago||Every "show me the next page" link||
Yeah, I'm seeing this all over the place, from the mini MGoBoard box in the sidebar to the main MGoBoard page to the Diaries box (also on the sidebar).
Meanwhile, when I click the little double arrow in the "Diaries" box in the sidebar, it works as expected most of the time, but I sometimes get way more than 5 new links, and they do not seem to correspond to anything recent or popular. I'm not sure if there's anything different about the starting conditions for these two outcomes.
I'd be glad to help try and sort through what's happening, but I just really can't figure out where the code is that does the linkjacking.
Also, I've just observed that the MGoBoard mini-box seems to work just fine, when I'm actually viewing the MGoBoard itself. If I'm viewing the front page or any content page (diary, board post, front page post), the mini-box fails as described above.
I'm on a Mac, in Safari, Chrome, and FF.
|4 years 1 week ago||Michigan soars again||
|4 years 1 week ago||Exactly||
Thanks for typing so very much about this, I am lazy but feel the same frustration. It's just like when Oklahoma or Texas was in the national championship mix every year because the Big XII just let those two teams steamroll them all the time. I did look up the conference records for the B1G and SEC... hrmmm, which conference has numerous teams that just roll over for any reasonable competition?
|4 years 1 week ago||Not sure which post to reply to||
But some people around here really need to Get A Life.
|4 years 1 week ago||Sure, neg a direct and accurate response||
BRCE's response sounds a little apologist-y, but it's accurate. JUB mentions Rick Leach letting loose on the radio, and says that it caused two responses from LC: he did the booth appearance in question, and he had a super-rare lunch meeting with RR (and Bill Martin and JUB, if I remember correctly - my 3&O is loaned out right now) in which he told RR, essentially: call off your dogs. (How Rick Leach is RR's dog, I can't imagine.)
JUB certainly doesn't try to dissuade the reader from thinking this reaction was too little, too late, too self-serving on LC's part, but for the skeptic, there's always the possibility that JUB needed a villain or whatever.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Thanks for responding||
I appreciate the effort you took to unhide my question and respond to it instead of just trying to throw an additional Flamebait on the pile. I agree about the deadness of the RR horse and although I am honestly still trying to decide how I feel about him, I generally wouldn't bring LC up on the MGoBoard either if he weren't actually involved in the news at hand.
I'm still hoping to get John U. Bacon to share some of his feelings on LC going forward (at the Columbus AAUM book signing next week), but I'll definitely take your Carr vs. Freep (et al.) perspective into account.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Nobody's feeling conflicted?||
I'm a little surprised that none of the first 24 commenters seems to be at all conflicted about the idea of participating in a Lloyd Carr tribute right now. I won't be in attendance on Saturday, but if I were going to be, I know I would be doing some soul-searching to decide whether I'm ready to even do so much as hold up a piece of card stock to honor a guy who couldn't bring himself to do one interview to try and keep his team from hitting rock-bottom in a historic way, a few years ago.
Seriously - nobody?
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Got a little time to do some historian-ing?||
Do you happen to have an un-WH'd version of the 2003 ND game? My working hypothesis is that the 38-0 beatdown Michigan laid on ND caused the YSC to arise organically because it was a dominating win over a traditional rival.
The crowd is *loud* on the first drive of that 2nd half, too. I have to imagine that - if you were listening - you'd start to hear the first strains of "You Suck" right as your vid cuts to Michigan's first second-half drive.
Edit: I can confirm that you're right on the nail with Hot Dog Man being at (and being popular at) that Ball State game that was way closer than it should've been. Unfortunately, that was also his last appearance, as he got hauled away and, presumably, threatened? Anyway, excellent historian-work!
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Thank you!||
Thanks for the confirmation - I was pretty sure this started midseason during my frosh or sophomore year, and was leaning towards sophomore - which was '03.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Bonus Fresh Dantonioism||
He's still at it: Dantonio 'can't' root for Wolverines
(FSD, Y U use single-quotes to surround a contraction in your headline? That looks stupid.)
|4 years 4 weeks ago||Heavy-handed moderation||
Looks like he/somebody is picking the questions deliberately to take one at a time; not such an exciting chat experience, but a lot easier to read.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||I like this direction||
I have always been partial to the Raconteurs' "Steady As She Goes," although I'm not sure if either of these lends itself so easily to being chanted along with.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||Sometimes||
I do normally dislike the You Suck chant, since it's very rare to find the sweet spot where the other team actually does suck, AND there's still a reason to unleash such a negative cheer on them.
I have to admit, though, after Purdue's missed-call-assisted quick strike and general horsefaceyness on Saturday, I did have to crack a smile as the student section informed them of their lack of football talent.
With all that said, I would prefer if this cheer could be traded in for something positive, like the similarly-syllabled "Go Blue." There's just something so middle-school-ish (i.e., Danny Hope-like) about it.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||Oh, sure||
<quote>It is YOUR job to shield these guys from this crap, and not let it permeate the team.</quote>
Do you remember the trash tornado that started quickly and persisted throughout RichRod's tenure? I'm just an alum and a fan, but even when I tried to ignore the stupid buyout kerfuffle and the #1 jersey flap (a misstep, to be sure, but an extremely overblown one), everybody I know was chomping at the bit to talk about Recent Dumb Story whenever they saw me - from my girlfriend's Buckeye dad to my buddy who grew up loving Michigan but is now a big Sparty fan because his brother ended up at Staee to two different uncles, neither of whom I would ever have expected to even glance at a Sports section.
|4 years 5 weeks ago||Really?||
Guess you didn't get your book yet today, huh?
|4 years 5 weeks ago||Further!||
The results of copy-pasting that little double-arrow link from the sidebar make me say "...well, that's interesting...."
|4 years 5 weeks ago||Interesting...||
This may not be the right time to mention this, but weirdly, the MGoBoard navigation is working better for me right now than it ever has. Normally the little "
(Safari 5.1, Mac - in case you're looking for more trouble when you get the fancy doohickeys back up and running. But this lets me see the newest stuff while limiting me to a single page of MGB-related time-wasting, so it's not the most injurious bug ever.)
" in the "New" tab in the sidebar just results in nonsense/empty sidebar, and something similar normally results when I use the pagination buttons on the bottom of the full-blown MGoBoard.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||No?||
Maybe this is being overlooked because Adams is wrapped up with Roundtree and it's far from clear-cut who is responsible for the impetus/momentum that takes Adams to the ground. Maybe it's just because Spartans are terrible at the internet. Do you have any video of this that wasn't shot using the Zapruder family's personal recording equipment pointed at a TV?
And your followup about the "kick" is a joke. Sorry for dignifying this with a response, everybody, but it's just so bogus (and I've seen it mentioned so many times this week) that I have to ridicule it now that I've seen the incident.
|4 years 7 weeks ago||Can I get an Emo Kitty?||
Tell me, Denard's followers, how do you hurt someone who wanted nothing but the best for you and sacrificed pretty much everything?
|4 years 7 weeks ago||#1 place for #2||
Just... what? What puts these ideas into people's heads and makes them want to share their [hopefully] worst moments ever with the entire world?
|4 years 8 weeks ago||3-week-late heart attack||
I guess I haven't watched the end of the Michigan-ND game since seeing it from Section 13, but holy moley. Is it just me, or was Roundtree's block at the end of Gallon's long reception really unnecessary and really close to being too far back on the defender (block in the back-style)? Shades of terrible events I can't mention by name just flooded my brain.
Also, is that Brent on PBP? He should maybe hang it up a couple years ago.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||guh||
well, this could probably be going better.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Bartman'd?||
Almost looked like it needed/got help from that Geneseo dude in the NYY cap who was WAY too excited to catch a non-Yankees home run ball.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Really coming down||
How long can they let them play in this? It's like the bishop's golfing in Caddyshack.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||I see what you did there||
and I approve, even though you made me look like a super-creeper at work as I spent 3 straight minutes zooming in and out and panning left and right, going, "how fucking blind am I?"
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Oh FFS||
Looks like Denard might need a better handler than Cam Gordon.
*please do not make a big stupid deal out of this ESPN please do not make a big stupid deal out of this ESPN ... *
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Yeah||
I believe this is what OP was asking about, and it's, uh, pretty well-established and Michigan-y. It has undergone various transformations through the years: I'm told it was originally a closed fist being brought down like a hammer after a defensive stop; by my freshman year, 2002, it had weakened into an open-handed "chop" like something you might expect to see at a baseball game televised on TBS or a Florida State football game; in 2005 or thereabouts, the Daily mounted a somewhat-successful campaign to turn the chop into The Claw; naturally, giving everybody in the student section a yellow pompon made the whole thing look a little more consistent - and, I think, a lot more impressive.
Side note: I believe the "You Suck" chant that currently (but hopefully not for long) accompanies Temptation has been around since mid-2002, and I'm embarrassed by that legacy of my time as a student. Challenge to MGoBloggers: change it to something that sounds awesome, never makes us sound STUPID ("we're down 3 scores but YOU SUCK because we stopped you this time"), and doesn't sound at all like something our little brother would say.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Yup, and yup!||
I was in Section 13, Row 14 - just a few seats to the right of all the Domers. It was fantastic throwing "It's great to be a Michigan Wolverine" back at them, but I forgot to taunt that old bastard in the green sweatshirt down in row 3 or 4 who kept doing a "y u no make a bunch of noise right after ND scored" gesture at us Michigan fans.
Ah, well - he did have one of the very best seats in the house to see Roundtree's catch (mine were pretty awesome too!), so I suppose he got his.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Yes, but...||
Yes, that place is/was called "Packard Pub," but apparently it's struggling, too. (Who knew Packard & State doesn't get enough visitors to keep a business open during the summer?) I guess it's been closed for a little while now, but just the other day I read on twitter that it's claiming that it'll be reopening soon.
I hope it does make it back, it looked kinda cool but there was a line out the door in the cold the only time I tried to visit. I liked the bigass F-18 Big House Flyover mural that covered a wall.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Hate to burst your burger||
... but @Burger closed a month or two ago.
I do commend you for sticking up for Grizzly Peak's beers; the Bear Paw Porter is one of my most favorite beers in the world, but of course that's super-subjective because some people don't like porters in the first place and some people like different qualities in porters and it's hard to push a porter on somebody in the middle of the summer even if it is really good. (TL; DR - Give GP beers a chance.)
Agree about TKWU's/TK Wu's (on Liberty, east of Division). Probably the best chinese food in town. You nailed Indian food, too.
I saw some commenters debating Thai food - I love Marnee Thai and think it's even a great deal if you're around for a weekday lunch special.
One new addition to the whole food scene is Mark's Carts on Washington, between First and Ashley. This'll be the first football season for the carts, so I wonder if any of them will be open for games - it seems like they would be insane not to. I can definitely recommend the taco cart in the back, for a breakfast burrito or a fish taco (but don't expect to get dirt-cheap food from any of the carts).
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Whew!||
If it had been Yahoo Sports or SI or any other online sports journalism site, I might've worried about why* Denard was on the front page, but making the front page of ESPN is pretty much a guarantee that one is NOT involved in any world-shaking scandal.
* - not really, just F ESPN is all.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||Sigh, me too||
All of my runs used to do the same... but now I am in exile, and have actually seen this fucking thing (linked instead of embedded to give everyone a chance to avoid seeing it) on a morning run during football season.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Amend thy signature||
For it fucketh everything up.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Does "GB" stand for "gas bag?"||
Morris contributes hugely to one of the most overachieving, exciting, and likable Michigan teams in recent memory, and you act like he pissed in your cornflakes when he takes a serious look at taking an opportunity for which he has worked his ass off?
Not cool, man.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||George Mason wins by 2-- er, 4||
Tom Izzo would chuck the ball at #22's head himself, that dunk was so classless.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||Stuuuuuuuuuuu!||
Fuck y'all if you said you hated him earlier.
That is all.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||Fundamentals?||
Between Kalin Lucas last night and 3 calls in this game (2 to our benefit), I've seen more Travels called in the last 2 days than some months of the regular season. Wha?
|4 years 36 weeks ago||Not much||
Two quick fouls, I think both very unphysical and far away from the basket, called when Vols ran by then fell over - in other words, ticky-tack as hell OR due to athletic disadvantage, depending whom you ask.
Sat for a long time, obvs.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||Hey!||
A Michigan buzzer-beater! Hooray!
Also, glad we're attacking now, AND got out of the half in such great shape. Having Morgan and Hardaway back and better-rested than anybody else on the court can only make the second half even more awesome.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||Mostly true||
But they made notable (called out by the commentators) no-calls on a hard foul and a soft desperation breakaway foul, while M can't even play defense.
We do need to stop going for bad jumpers extremely early, though.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||Ouch||
Cannot believe the ticky-tack crap they're calling on us when they let Smotz get clubbed in the head minus a call. Asses.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||Beware the Ides||
My birthday was two days ago, and I have to echo your sentiments about the weather starting to warm up. Every March, it starts to not suck to be in Michigan, and I have this "Yes, my coming has brought warmth, life, and joy back to the land" feeling. To a lesser extent, March Madness is also cool because I feel like I have some extra leeway in taking a really long lunch or two. Meanwhile, the Ides of March seems to be a distinctly amusing day because nothing important really happens but everybody remembers a millennia-old assassination with varying degrees of fondness... so it's just weirdly fun.
HOWEVA, I set myself up for a huge disappointment when I realized in approximately middle school that I would turn 21 two days before St. Patrick's Day. It seemed like a great week was inevitable: get totally out of control on my bday, have a day and a half to recover, then make my first foray into Kegs & Eggs at some campus establishment and spend the rest of the day playing Green Beer Pong on a front lawn with no fear of law enforcement.
When 21 rolled around, the birthday part went fine, but I was a UM student bus driver and somehow got stuck with a 6 AM shift and then another around 4 PM. I got to drive up South U in the wee hours of the morning and see everybody else lined up for ridiculousness, then drop by my friend's outdoor beer pong game in the afternoon, just to watch and drink water. I remember it as the most wistful St. Patrick's Day ever.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||Nope||
The Internet hates you.
(I mean relatively little ill by this; I just thought it was fair play for an incorrect correction. And if this image is still too wide for this comment div, I'm not going back in to Edit Mode to change it again; it's too far down the page to stomp all over the sidebars anyway.)
|4 years 37 weeks ago||Permalink||
Is here, from the "Best of the Web Today" archive.
In case you don't like to click on things -
|4 years 38 weeks ago||Your place, our place, their place||
I'm rooting for a third win over MSU at a third site.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||I suppose you'd prefer "extra-casual"||
If Brian had published a big screamin' headline that said "Hoke a sloppy dresser; film at 11" and then left the actual text about the untucked shirt in regular-sized font inside a blockquote - or worse yet, simply linked to the article, guaranteeing that fewer than 10% of readers would actually bother to figure out what "sloppy" referred to - then, yes, this would be unnecessary and slanderous. But to employ hyperbole to humorously characterize the "evidence" the writer provided, while making said evidence available and obvious to readers? That's kind of what Brian does.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||Can't OW sully RR's honor without bashing our coach?||
The Original Writer pointed out Hoke's looking sloppy; Brian just summarized it to point out what a ridiculous credential it is. And he's right; this is an extreme stretch for dirt-shoveling.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||*ahem*||
All those people behind the FUCKING STUPID BACKBOARD GODDAMMIT were wearing maize, and were sad. (The game was at Crisler.)
|4 years 40 weeks ago||Manhandled is right||
Wisconsin just generally manhandled us all game in the paint. Of all the games for the refs to "just let them play," this one was poorly timed for us. Morgan couldn't shoot or rebound without paws all over him all night; it's to his credit that he produced as well as he did.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||That's the guy I want to be||
I've been having trouble coming up with another commercial that made me want so badly NOT to be the person who uses the product/service being advertised. i.e., "Who are the ad wizards..."
|4 years 41 weeks ago||thank you||
I just read through 4 pages of comments to find this, and I was starting to think I was crazy when no one else mentioned it. My best guess was bloody gauze, but it's very orange so I don't know what that would say about Stu's blood.
|4 years 44 weeks ago||Waka Flocka Flame||
Oh my god you just made me realize that people actually listen to this shit; I must be better at selecting media outlets than I had previously thought. I thought it was an example of the most ridiculous and bad stuff out there, when NPR played a few seconds of it.
|4 years 45 weeks ago||For those who think RR never got a fair shake||
I realized the other day that RR should now console himself listening to a different Josh Groban song - his cover of Don McLean's "Vincent."
"This world was never meant for one as beautiful as you."
|4 years 45 weeks ago||In b4 Yostal||
"Mainstreet" is actually about Ann Street in A².
[The More You Know or whatever]
|4 years 51 weeks ago||I am dum||
I scored a Row A ticket for the Iowa game on Facebook and evidently ended up 6 seats from LB without realizing it at any point. My excuse is that his hair was a little less glorious on that day.
Even worse, I looked at a comment thread on the MGoBoard that night and didn't even realize why somebody had posted the picture below... until Brian™ posted the same at the end of his Monday Post-Mortem and said he hates when Lloyd Brady is sad. I had seen and possibly high-fived SadGirl on the left (when she wasn't sad) at the game, and totally missed our man Lloyd.
|5 years 6 days ago||Maybe they won't beat us up if they can tell there are 6 of us||
This is just so late it isn't even funny (and no one will ever see it), and this picture demonstrates ably the principle, "Don't send a cameraphone to do a camera's job in a bad lighting situation," but I found one of the old 'jerseys' in my closet at my parents' house:
|5 years 1 week ago||MGoSympathyPains||
haha - I was thinking, even if Coach S has been talking to the Knowledge and everything is playing out exactly as written here, I will still be on the verge of cardiac arrest if anybody has to fight through a tackle in the backfield on 4th and 1.
|5 years 1 week ago||WM really is "inscrutable to the last"||
I think WalterMitty meant to agree with you and that his criticism was pointed at Brian. After all, I don't think "every single word that you have written on the subject" is very many words unless one assumes "you" to be Brian.
Also, "....Thank you Obi" sounds like it agrees with your suggestion to give Obi his due respect.
|5 years 2 weeks ago||Snort||
"Bring corn" sealed your +1.
And, for god's sake, make sure that chef hasn't attended any meetings with recruiting contractors and SEC coaches.
|5 years 2 weeks ago||512||
|5 years 2 weeks ago||Laughing out loud in terror||
I also started wondering about the rules concerning backwards kickoffs!
On the exact opposite side of the kicking coin, I just tried to look up Paul Peristeris, because I have an enduring memory of his 1995 Alamo Bowl performance as the worst punting game ever possible (can anybody who wasn't 9 at the time back me up or smack me down on this?) - I recall worrying that some of his booming vertical kicks might actually bounce behind the LoS. To my surprise, I found that the game in question was indeed defined by kicking - but "not like you'd think." Not only was the game's offensive MVP Texas A&M placekicker Kyle Bryant (with 5 FGs), but the Michigan kicker was none other than Remy Hamilton. Damn, that name seems so much like a crazy dream that could never have happened, now.
|5 years 2 weeks ago||The thousand injuries of Rosenberg||
My brand-new official policy is that I will always +1 "The Cask of Amontillado" references.
For the love of God, Blue in South Bend!
|5 years 2 weeks ago||Best DP ever||
Really well-handled. The normal "oops I suck" responses just make it even worse, but I totally chuckled at this.
Hey, maybe I should change the Subject of this comment...
|5 years 2 weeks ago||Not so slow my friend||
|5 years 3 weeks ago||Well, sure||
In a perfect world, I would too. But after all the demonization and decimation, I'm really not gonna feel bad benefitting from the consequences of actual malfeasance.
(I'm all for the high road, but I don't think wishing ill on the obviously-filthy institutions of the SEC is anything like, for instance, hoping an opposing player gets hurt.)
|5 years 3 weeks ago||High scores tonight||
The kids answered almost everything and I would be shocked if 2nd place didn't qualify for week 2, unsurprised if even 3rd place made the cut.
However, I think this "College Championship" with no Michigan representative is about as valid as the "World Series" of baseball.
|5 years 3 weeks ago||Thanks + ...THE_KNOWLEDGE lite?||
a) Thanks for delivering some deep knowledge on this topic.
2) I was appreciating your post and noticed you had 0 vote-points, so I wondered, "when was this posted? Must've been very recent if no one has yet pos-voted it." Lo and behold, it was actually posted 52 minutes IN THE FUTURE! Are you THE_KNOWLEDGE or like some miniature, just a little bit into the future version of same KNOWLEDGE? (Er, or: Hey Brian and peeps, dey turk ar kloks this weekend, or something.)
|5 years 3 weeks ago||Where is it???||
Oh god where's the mouseover text I keep hovering and it just won't appear I can't handle it aack.
|5 years 3 weeks ago||No way||
THE_KNOWLEDGE knows how to add line breaks.
And now, since I have wanted to post it all week but can't find a real place for it - your 2010 Michigan Wolverines defense (for the first 30 seconds) :
|5 years 4 weeks ago||Yes, thanks||
Even if spellcheck allows "analyzes" because that happens to be the present tense singular verb, and even if the plural of analysis is, for some reason, pronounced "analy-seize". (That is to say, I can see how this would have slipped through, but it was a little distracting through the first 10 paragraphs of an epic amount of... analysis?)
|5 years 4 weeks ago||Shhh...||
Other Chris thinks it's 2003 and the story related in that article happened last year. He hasn't been the same since... the accident.
|5 years 4 weeks ago||The goggles, they do nothing.||
Please, no. ESPN did a little thing on the blue turf and brought up johnnys-come-lately Eastern Washington, who have red'd themselves in a similar fashion.
|5 years 5 weeks ago||Not telling, asking||
This seems like a perfect opportunity to ask if anybody has a link to a clip I used to hear on the radio, but never had much context for: it sounds as though OSU tore down the ("coveted"?) M Club banner, and Ufer goes crazy and screams something about "the audacity, the unmitigated gall".
So, uh, anybody got context/link? Thanks!
|5 years 5 weeks ago||That doesn't seem fair||
After all, he can't.
|5 years 5 weeks ago||Seizure warning||
I spent a little too long trying to figure out what Les Miles is doing in the middle of this post, and now I am going to throw up.
|5 years 5 weeks ago||Scott Tenorman if eligible?||
Does TWIS count when a fan posts on a different fanbase's message board? Because some ND fan put forth a solid effort on EDSBS this afternoon.
|5 years 5 weeks ago||Unbelievable||
It was the strippedest strip that ever was stripped. I've seen slant passes with less zip.
Meanwhile, did ABC come up with some insane way to overcome their earlier audio difficulties? I stepped away for a few minutes and it sounds like Brent and Herbie are calling this thing via CB now.
[Edit to provide a little info to kind of answer the posts below - the audio was cutting out entirely for 5-20 seconds at a time, with maybe 7:00 to go in the 3rd. Seems like they have switched to a more dependable but lower-fidelity method of audio transmission, up there.]
|5 years 5 weeks ago||Operative words: on central campus||
WW already provided the link to HVC's website; my brother lived down there (off State, just north of Eisenhower) for about 6 months and I assure you that it would be reasonable to find a 2-br apartment for $850 there.
I'm wondering whether this news is related to any spitefulness or misunderstanding related to the recent bankruptcy/foreclosure/change of management that the Hidden Valley Club apartments went through in the last year or so.
I guess I'm also wondering why this didn't come up any number of months ago, instead of right now when Demens has finally seen some meaningful playing time and earned himself a spot on the field. If the suit wasn't filed until September 27, that rent had been piling up for a long time. HVC knows that college players don't get to renegotiate any contracts in the middle of the season, right?
|5 years 5 weeks ago||O-H-N-O||
Wait, why is this shirt missing from the mgostore?
|5 years 6 weeks ago||Kicking ourselves out of the game||
Did anybody else feel like the two OOB kickoffs were the worst things that happened and might have been all that separated Michigan from an amazing comeback win? Tate was obviously getting it done on offense until he made a bad decision that I'm chalking up to desperation, and the defense was holding Iowa pretty well throughout the last 10 minutes of the game - as long as the starting field position was reasonable (I'd like to think this had something to do with the fact that Iowa got further away from the student section as their field position got better).
I normally just sigh and shake my head rather than complaining loudly about kicking problems [when those problems are FG-related], but the opponent can't do anything to force you to kick off OOB. Twice. WTF.
|5 years 6 weeks ago||For some reason||
I want to put on funny glasses and pay twice as much for this particular BlockM post.
|5 years 6 weeks ago||Hey||
It was the best double-post coverup I've ever seen, until you ruined it.
|5 years 7 weeks ago||Since I don't think comments do that anymore (right?)||
I applied a +1 for you. lilpenny still has a ways to go, though, before he has any idea what it's like to vote for people.
|5 years 7 weeks ago||Brian, check your bushes for this guy||
Do you keep this list on your bulletin board next to the "People I Hate" list? I have spent 15 minutes just trying to find these comments so that I could understand them (well, it's easy to find the comments themselves but I have no context and nobody backfills that in the game threads).
Anyway, in fairness to the "most-trafficked single-team college football blog" commenter, I think that was a sarcastic response to somebody who was serious about calling Brian an idiot.
But, what the hell is all this math stuff about? I've noticed that "Brian thinks 3/11 = half" and Iowa is 3-8 in their last 11 trips to the Big House, but I feel like I'm 2/3rds of the way through A Beautiful Mind and I'm just arbitrarily combining numbers that I noticed on various pages of BHGP. Can anybody connect the dots for me [without ending up in a shack in the woods]?
PS - I'm not impressed by the commenters, but the 10 minutes I've spent reading old BHGP threads makes me hope the site redesign might get put back on the table here. Seems like a more economical use of space is possible.
|5 years 7 weeks ago||38 - 24||
38 - 24 (You know the school.)
|5 years 7 weeks ago||Is that envelope big or small?||
Looks like a MySpace Angle to me.
(jokes; queme las cartas*, my friends)
* - dunno if correct; took Latin, not Spanish.
|5 years 7 weeks ago||Impressive||
That is a well-researched response to "please delete me". It makes me chuckle.
[Yeah, I know.]
|5 years 7 weeks ago||Test||
[I tried to check the WYSIWYG editor for a bug related to posts that start with links, but I didn't have results similar to OP's. I wonder if it's only an issue for new topics and not for comments/replies. I sure as hell am not creating an entire test topic, this week (month? season?).]
|5 years 7 weeks ago||I bet||
This thread makes an appearance on the Mod Action thread.
(And no; I am not a mayor or university president and have not done this.)
(Also, sorry; I know you're pumped and obviously I have nothing better to do than read every new thing posted here, but the tenor of the blog for the last few days leads me to believe that people will be annoyed about this.)
|5 years 7 weeks ago||Good call||
If the mods let either thread survive, I think you're backing the right horse here.
|5 years 7 weeks ago||Dominate State||
The fear and paranoia that have been gripping us all for days departs before halftime when we go up by - yes - 17 in the second quarter. Remember, Brabbs is on the field for this game!
MSU never closes within 10, Greg Jones looks silly several times, 38-24.
|5 years 7 weeks ago||Evidently||
he's an NFL fan. The lamest overtime, wherein any touchdown is an accident.
|5 years 7 weeks ago||Nope||
|5 years 7 weeks ago||Link is dead||
Well, this is annoying; this highly entertaining topic seems to have been deleted, so now the link at the top of this thread just takes me to the main list of Florida HS football topics. Even worse, Scout must have a file or tag that tells the GoogleBot not to make the archive of this page available, because the same link is still in Google results [for part of the transcript MGoMaizeAndBlue posted from dontbeaRAIDERhater's comments] as of right now, but there is no "Cached" link.
If I didn't know any better, I would suggest that this hssportsfan fellow was not as much of an upstanding gentleman as he had previously claimed, and instead of facing the music, eating his words and posting an apology has instead deleted the evidence, in the manner of a big pussy aka coward.
|5 years 7 weeks ago||Aight||
1. Ummm... maybe wash that. I think it's far more likely that your odoriferousness will work against the team, since you sit behind the home bench, than that your shirt has been imbued with some sort of mystical power that is somehow Tide-soluble.
2. When I worked in the South Quad cafeteria, there was a room with a sign what said "Training Table". I think a lot of football players eat there.
4. Goddamn, I do too. Goddamn.
5. Maybe I should change my username before I comment candidly on this.
|5 years 7 weeks ago||FTFY||
|5 years 7 weeks ago||Quick everyone||
posbang ND Sux to 5K
|5 years 7 weeks ago||Actually||
Since the original round of stories stopped right at "U of Michigan professor," I thought people might be interested to find out which professor was actually involved, and what exploit the team used. That information is in his blog post.
|5 years 7 weeks ago||or John F Kennedy||
Since he was on the record regarding his appreciation of Michigan and his attendance at a school with Michigan-like aspirations.
|5 years 7 weeks ago||FSD coverage for anybody interested||
FSD's Dave Dye apparently really believes that there are no other players on Michigan's team, but thinks Denard doesn't need them anyway.
And, this is pretty topical since it's live-streaming, but: there's a MSU-UM "Roundtable Discussion" on fsd.com complete with CoverItLive in the sidebar right now (noon ET ff.).
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Tyrone MF Wheatley||
Tyrone Wheatley is completely inseparable in my mind from the beginning of my Michigan Football fandom (and thus sports fandom in general); as far as I can tell, I wandered past the TV one day in 3rd grade and thought, "that guy is totally awesome, and hey those other guys with him are cool too."
I hardly even believe it now, but for some reason Wheatley came to my tiny Lutheran school in Dearborn when I was in 4th grade (I guess it makes a little more sense now that I have learned from Wikipedia that he went to Robichaud HS down the road in Dearborn Heights?). It's a shame that cameras weren't as ubiquitous and pictures weren't as marginally cheap back in the day as they are now, because somebody could have preserved a picture of the most excited, most awkward-looking kid ever.
Chuck Winters came too.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||You almost got away with it||
Just pretend you had another snarky response to willywill; I almost didn't notice your DP but took a closer look when Post #2 made no sense on its own.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Federal grant yes, government not as much||
I believe this project is for D.C. only. It was paid for in part by a federal grant, but that's about it.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Yellow journalism!||
It's hardly worth commenting, but I just followed a link over to RCMB and discovered that they have a strong aversion to media outlets following up negative stories about people related to their program. I haven't followed the story at all so my only opinion about the Spartan reaction is that it's funny to read "I hate biased journalism. You get these blogs and 'watchdog' groups online that have no training, no tact and no news judgment, and it shows in the writing." That's a sentence that can only come from a fan of a program with a loyal "trained" lapdog in the local media.
On a brighter note, it seems Denard is even too fast for MSU fans to hate him. Now, "ForeverMediocre"? If you're an MGoBlogger, stay out of it, especially when they're being honest and human and reasonable. Besides, you called out the wrong thing. It's plenty reasonable for any opposing fan to say, "the only bad thing about Denard is that he plays [somewhere else]." If you want to find the problem with MSU fans, go to a bar and listen to the MSU contingent as they cheer louder about scores against Michigan than about scores for State.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||WW checks out||
User for 34 weeks and change; did pick the craziest possible fucking thread in which to ask about things to do on game day in Ann Arbor, though.
While WichitaWolverine looks to be on the slightly-confused up-and-up, the warning about poster names stands.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Damn||
Board posts don't show avatars or point totals? I didn't realize I was "dude"ing somebody who is on the board all the damn time.
Anyway, [if you're not logged in,] the "User Login" box has a "Request new password" link below the username and password fields - looks like you can request a new password by giving the ensuing form either your username or your email address, so Sparty must've seen a lot of your posts and figured you'd have enough points to start thredz n shit. I can't explain what the next step in the plan was, so I guess Sparty is an Underwear Gnome.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Indeed||
"Meta: Spartans Attempting to Cause Password Resets" hasn't even been pushed off the "New" tab of the MGoBoard sidebar yet (despite your best efforts), dude.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||I'm sorry Ms. Jackson||
I am for real.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Big Home field advantage||
Yes, I think this pretty much covers the snap-jumping concerns; as long as some shameful shit doesn't go down wherein tons of Sparties show up and make the Big House sound like an MSU game at Crisler.
But, since you've taken the liberty of starting a new thread, I'd like to hijack it as high up as possible and bring up my main concern for the weekend, which is horrible thuggish Shoelace-twisting hijinks.
DRob is obviously every team's biggest fear/enemy/target all day long; apparently IU's crowd was screaming for blood, and he did say that opposing players (from UMass?) were already trying to steal his shoes... does anybody put it even one millimeter past Sparty to try and twist ankles and mess with sore knees at the bottom of a pile? And, is there anything Michigan's staff can do in terms of telling the refs to look out for misbehavior and deliver swift harsh punishment for any inappropriate extracurricular activity?
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Erroneous data||
Yeah, I can't imagine a reason that 20/21 isn't totally bogus. It was only one play (and one IU penalty) and it ended with a fumble, but nothing about it makes it anything other than a Red Zone opportunity.
So, if that's the only bad data, I get M down in 4th with 0.877. I'll take it, especially considering the number of times Denard just flies right past the red zone.
The play-by-play must've confused the stat monkey adding RZ opps 1-by-1: MICH 24, IND 2, IND 1, FUMB. By the by, can RR (not that RR) please proceed directly to the end zone instead of stopping inside the 5?
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Great point||
But, I really wish you could've packed in a few more facts or numbers to back up your analysis, or posted a little earlier, or spelled everything right.
Oh, nevermind, this guy's got it covered.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Dunno who made them, but||
Yes, they moved from the golf course to the orange/construction parking lot into which Pauline dead-ends, for OSU in '07.
Jesus, just thinking about that day makes me freezing cold and sick to my stomach... just like depressing football, freezing rain, and way too much vodka.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Updates for non-BTNers||
Pryor headed to the locker room after limping around the sidelines through the three-and-out. Still there for the next series with Bauserman in. So, that seems somewhat serious.
As unfortunate as a serious injury to anybody's QB would be, the first Bauserman series at least provided a really awkward and thus enjoyable toss to Zach Boren for no gain.
Oh, Bauserman intercepted.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Does anybody really get yelled at?||
I frequented Blimpy Burger for a couple years, and I don't think I ever got yelled at for anything. My friend was, humorously, asked if he had a note from his doctor [fair enough, when one orders a quint w/ cheese, egg and bacon]; and I have heard the staff sigh when newbs ask for condiments out of order... but I think the vast majority of the people who have worked there in the last 8 years just don't have the personality to give you any guff.