I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|4 weeks 4 days 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!
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Welp||
|11 weeks 17 hours 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.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||43-2, Michiagn||
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Cackle transcript||
I'm pretty convinced that I heard "hold on" instead of "hmmmm," before the "Whoosh."
|12 weeks 2 days ago||71-2||
|12 weeks 3 days 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.)
|12 weeks 3 days 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.
|12 weeks 4 days 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.)
|12 weeks 6 days 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.
|12 weeks 6 days 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.)
|13 weeks 3 days ago||38-0, Michigan||
38-0, Michigan - tried and true.
|15 weeks 2 days 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.
|17 weeks 3 days 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.
|17 weeks 5 days 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.
|30 weeks 2 days 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.
|35 weeks 12 hours 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.
|35 weeks 16 hours 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.]
|35 weeks 3 days 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."
|35 weeks 3 days 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!
|35 weeks 3 days 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!
|35 weeks 4 days 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).
|35 weeks 5 days 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.
|38 weeks 2 days ago||Tonight's homework:||
Destroy all backboards.
(And learn to sell hard fouls on near-breakaways, for god's sake. I hate Wisconsin.)
|38 weeks 6 days 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!
|39 weeks 2 days 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.
|41 weeks 4 days 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.
|41 weeks 6 days 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.
|41 weeks 6 days ago||Heavy Rob showed up today||
Hope this helps him and the team feel confident about those plays against tougher teams, too.
|43 weeks 2 days 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.