the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
|2 weeks 3 days ago||why the face?!?!?!?!||
why the face?!?!?!?! wtf is that.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||just did my part - 50 for the||
just did my part - 50 for the books and a shirt.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Louisville never beat||
Louisville never beat Georgetown. HOYA SAXA
|5 weeks 5 days ago||i want that trey burke||
i want that trey burke t-shirt denard is wearing.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||if anyone is selling, i am||
if anyone is selling, i am looking for one ticket! email - email@example.com
|6 weeks 3 days ago||hey man - i was at the ATL||
hey man - i was at the ATL Final Four in 2007 - tickets/scalpers were fairly easy to comeby right up until tipoff, though the price didn't seem to drop dramatically (though that could just be my personal experience). also - it looks like the whole stadium is open for seating this year (in 07 they split the stadium in half), so there should be many more seats available. - who knows maybe even tickets would be available at the box office?
if prices don't seem to come down or if you're having difficulty finding scalpers, i'd suggest getting the stubhub app on your phone. for these big events, stubhub usually has a temporary office set up very close to the venue. keep an eye on stubhub, especially about 2 hours before tip time - the prices will just start plummeting. i was able to get a superbowl ticket for below face this way. purchase the ticket on the phone, and you can pick up from the temp office.
if you are just looking to go to the national championship game (obviously contigent upon Michigan winning), hang outside the stadium after the semi-final games and look for dejected syracuse / loser of Louisville-Wichita State fans - they will practically give the tickets away for free. I scored some pretty sweet Elite 8 tickets in 07 this way after Georgetown beat Vandy and I found some Vandy fans on the way out that wanted to get rid of their elite 8 tickets.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||11. HALF-LIFE 3 CONFIRMED||
11. HALF-LIFE 3 CONFIRMED
|6 weeks 5 days ago||HAIL!!! as both a||
as both a georgetown/michigan fan, i am very much looking forward to the game next saturday.
GO BLUE! BEAT CUSE!!!!!
|8 weeks 1 day ago||doesnt matter, closed your||
doesnt matter, closed your stadium(s) and have a meaningful degree. enjoy being middle of the pack in the ACC and your conference tournament at the greensboro colisseum; at least until the BIG/SEC decimates that conference as well.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||oh this is awesome.||
oh this is awesome.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||ncaa football sales are||
ncaa football sales are nowhere near the sales of madden. marketing is much more important for the ncaa football franchise than for madden. i am almost positive they are going to think long and hard about who is on the cover and what impact that may have on sales.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Woo!!!!! HOYA SAXA!! big east||
Woo!!!!! HOYA SAXA!! big east champs!
|10 weeks 4 days ago||hoya saxa!||
|11 weeks 6 days ago||here at the carrier dome in||
here at the carrier dome in blue and grey, HOYA SAXA! beat 'cuse
|12 weeks 13 hours ago||1) flying up to syracuse||
1) flying up to syracuse tonight, headed to the last ever big east gtown-cuse game at the carrier dome tomorrow. hoya saxa! hope i make it home alive.
2) backpacked in europe last year if that counts
4) bacon grilled cheese
|13 weeks 1 day ago||HALF-LIFE 3 CONFIRMED||
HALF-LIFE 3 CONFIRMED
|15 weeks 4 days ago||has anyone managed to figure||
has anyone managed to figure out what novak is yelling? we should get that fangraphs guy who did the lipreading of the umpire/manager arguments on this.
|16 weeks 8 hours ago||shock the world = 3 vowels in||
shock the world = 3 vowels in total.
|17 weeks 17 hours ago||theory: this story started to||
theory: this story started to implode during the runup to the heisman ceremony. i posit that the heisman committee wanted to fly in te'o's family and probably the family of his dead girlfriend for the ceremony (you often see large family contingents at these events) as it would have been a heartwarming story (especially if he had won). committee either reaches out themselves or asks teo to get in touch. thats when everything unraveled. the "mystery phone call" from his dead girlfriend's number on dec. 6th was probably a fabrication to deflect attention from what really caused this to come to light
|23 weeks 4 hours ago||just had yakiniku in the east||
just had yakiniku in the east village. watching some nba (yawn) and going through some new music on my computer. should be backing for istanbul tomorrow. wishing college football never ended.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||goin to barclay's tonight to||
goin to barclay's tonight to see my hoyas shred indiana, then to MSG tomorrow night for the michigan game - hoping they put up big numbers on pitt (they should).
|25 weeks 4 days ago||dont worry guys. we'll take||
dont worry guys. we'll take care of them tomorrow. HOYA SAXA!
|25 weeks 6 days ago||just think. if OSU didn't get||
just think. if OSU didn't get that bowl ban, the new BCS standings coming out tomorrow would most likely have ND as #1 and OSU as #2. and i would kill myself.
|26 weeks 14 hours ago||oh boy. Hoya Saxa!||
oh boy. Hoya Saxa!
|29 weeks 2 days ago||this thread is awesome. go||
this thread is awesome. go giants!
also: im pretty sure barry zito had pine tar on his hat. kept touching a very shiny part of his bill before each pitch. really showed up as it got dark and the lights came on.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||i want one of those brian||
i want one of those brian mgoblog shirts. i know they were limited edition, but i would buy one if they became available again.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||all of the WS games are 8pm||
all of the WS games are 8pm starts.
|30 weeks 4 hours ago||Please tell me this is real||
Please tell me this is real and not shopped
|30 weeks 2 days ago||yankees live another day!!!!!||
yankees live another day!!!!! yeah!!!
|30 weeks 4 days ago||I don't know about college||
I don't know about college football specifically, but i do work in the broadcast rights business (MLB-related) so can provide some insight. For baseball at least each broadcaster is given first choice to games based on a rotating priority system (ESPN may have top choice one week, but last choice the next.) they then choose the games they want to broadcast an then the other broadcasters choose among which games are left (it is actually much more complicated than this as there are many other factors, including how much money each broadcaster is paying for their rights, etc., but I'm just trying to make it simple for explanation purposes). I imagine something similar happens in CFB - so either BTN ha a high priority this week and choose M-MSU or ESPN passed on the game. This is just my speculation from what I've dealt with in baseball.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||yes, you are correct, but||
yes, you are correct, but that game 7 has a very big asterisk next to it. if JV was pitching game 1 rather than 3, you would have your best pitcher available for a game 4 or game 5 - two games which are much more likely to happen than a game 7.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||i think it does, from a||
i think it does, from a matchup perspective.but we can agree to disagree.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||ill take two Sabathia/Fister||
ill take two Sabathia/Fister matchups over two Sabathia/JV matchups anyday. And there's the prospect of JV only getting one solid start (maybe 2, but on short rest)
|31 weeks 1 day ago||in DC covering the nats/cards||
in DC covering the nats/cards for work, but hoping my yanks can close this series today so we don't have to pitch sabathia tomorrow.
as for the tigers, want the tigers to pull out the victory tonight and have their rotation blown up for the ALCS. if the yankees do make it to the LCS, I do not want anything to do with the A's... a tigers team with a messed up rotation is much more appealing.
|37 weeks 1 day ago||flying to Dallas in the AM||
flying to Dallas in the AM and taking the first taxi I can get at DFW to the stadium.
|37 weeks 3 days ago||yeah, and i wouldnt be||
yeah, and i wouldnt be surprised if they had the score on the video board between innings, or even a PA annoucement if Michigan is winning late.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||looking to purchase 1 ticket||
looking to purchase 1 ticket to M-Alabama Sep 1st. email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if available.
|43 weeks 1 day ago||that storm yesterday while||
that storm yesterday while brief, was pretty intense. i can usually see midtown from my office in the financial district and even when its rained hard i can still see the silouhettes of the empire state building through the rain and clouds. But yesterday i could not see even a few blocks north, let alone any sign of the midtown skyline.
|46 weeks 2 days ago||i enjoy the company of women,||
i enjoy the company of women, but i would sleep with mr. ronaldo if propositioned. he is dreamy.
|47 weeks 2 days ago||i am sure brandon is eyeing||
i am sure brandon is eyeing all that empty space above the suites and licking his chops at the idea of getting some corporate branding up there.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||It was a trilogy. I do not||
It was a trilogy. I do not speak of that failed abortion that was ressurection. And while alien 3 is questionable, the directors cut makes it a lot better.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||Iindelof has said if they||
Iindelof has said if they make a sequel it will tangentialize even further away from the events of alien.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||I am so torn about this||
I am so torn about this movie. The alien trilogy shaped my childhood and are among my favorite movies of all times. The instant this movie was announced I was beyond excited and have been been following everything about this movie for the past year. With Ridley directing I was so confident that he would revive a franchise that had been killed by resurrection and avp. I was going into this with really high hopes and a fanboy mentality, and I've seen it twice already.
|49 weeks 1 day ago||as a new yorker... wat?||
as a new yorker... wat?
|49 weeks 2 days ago||deutschland vor! cant wait||
deutschland vor! cant wait for die mannschaft to punch ronaldo in the mouth on saturday.
|49 weeks 3 days ago||that is some serious||
that is some serious skulduggery in regards to cover it live.
|51 weeks 18 hours ago||Had the day off today so||
Had the day off today so slept in. Studying for the LSAT all day today an tomorrow then headed to Mexico-Wales game at MetLife stadium on Sunday. More studying on Monday. Real freedom begins June 12
|51 weeks 3 days ago||in the big house! we'll punch||
in the big house! we'll punch your lights out!
|1 year 5 days ago||wat.||
|1 year 5 days ago||Providence is great.||
Providence is great. Proximity of Boston and NY a huge plus, and Newport is awesome and extremely close. I would jump on this opportunity immediately - especially since its with an ivy league school.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||this is why i love the||
this is why i love the bundesliga.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||yankees fan. was at the game.||
yankees fan. was at the game. had this one chalked up as a loss with verlander on the mound. glad to see i was wrong.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||it was their most modestly||
it was their most modestly priced receptacle.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||yeah! awesome news! brandon||
yeah! awesome news! brandon is still a scumbag though.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||That's the intent of writing||
That's the intent of writing the copy like that. Without pinpointing which Johnson it is they suck in all of those fans checking to make sure it wasn't the Johnson they cared about. More eyeballs = more ad revenue.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||I was there. That set was||
I was there. That set was unreal. Need about a week to detox after a hell of a weekend. I wish it never ended.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||I'm flying from NY to LA||
I'm flying from NY to LA tomorrow for coachella. Can't wait!!!
|1 year 6 weeks ago||ive pretty much resigned||
ive pretty much resigned myself to him leaving. which is a bummer man.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||ive been to rangers ballpark||
ive been to rangers ballpark many times and have been there on days when both the rangers and cowboys have been playing. you do not need to get these passes. the whole place is a parking lot between cowboys stadium lots and the ballpark larts - there is literally nothing else there but the lots and the stadiums. you should have absolutely no problem getting parking day of - especially since the Rangers will be in Cleveland that day.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||this was good. got me bad.||
this was good. got me bad.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||im going to coachella weekend||
im going to coachella weekend 1 this year - anyone else?
|1 year 7 weeks ago||as a Georgetown and Michigan||
as a Georgetown and Michigan fan, I am really hoping a bomb goes off tonight while Syracuse and OSU are playing. With the MSU and Villanova teams in the stands.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||i went to the final four in||
i went to the final four in 2007 when i was a senior at georgetown and we were matched up against ohio state. taking the bus down from DC with other (drunken) students and the excitement leading up to the game and the agonizing nervousness are unlike anything i have experienced before in sports - i went to all six games of the world series as my yankees clinched in '09 and stormed the field my freshman year at michigan (i transferred to gtown after that year) when we beat OSU in 03 but nothing compared to those heartpounding 40 minutes in atlanta, despite the loss. it hurt quite a bit to lose that one, not just because it was the final four but we just had to lose to fucking ohio state. i was miserable the rest of my time in atlanta and while i went to the final and saw Florida beat up on OSU, I kept imagining what it would be like to have my team in the final for one of these games now that i'm old enough to appreciate it.
really hope i can see gtown win one these things and michigan to do the same in football though i'd have to have a difibrulator ready should it ever happen.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||sent from iPhone||
|1 year 9 weeks ago||HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!||
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE IT!
|1 year 9 weeks ago||thanks for making me relive||
thanks for making me relive that nightmare of a game against ohio brian. that game was brutal - ohio just could not miss and hit three after three after three. i'm a bit nervous for michigan going into this game.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Cinci has been great down the||
Cinci has been great down the stretch. Beat gtown and cuse. I would watch out for them.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Can we have a||
Can we have a Michigan-georgetown elite 8 please?!
|1 year 9 weeks ago||upvote for awesome avatar.||
upvote for awesome avatar. cant wait til june.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUU||
|1 year 11 weeks ago||HOW DOES DANNY HART SIT DOWN||
HOW DOES DANNY HART SIT DOWN WITH BALLS THAT BIG?!
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Edward Said would like to||
Edward Said would like to talk to you.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||fuck that game. weve been||
fuck that game. weve been losing bad on the road to mediocre opposition all year. pittsburg and now this. ugh. at least michigan won so my night wasnt a complete downer.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||i dont know about michigan||
i dont know about michigan basketball tickets, but i live in NYC and when I go to yankee games i usually buy my tickets 2-3 hours before game time on stubhub and print them out at home as the prices will drop dramatically. you can end up saving a bunch of money this way.
even at the superbowl this year in indy, tickets on stubhub were going for about 2400 during the week of the superbowl but then crashed to face value (900) about an hour before kickoff.
If you are looking to find cheap tickets, its best to wait until this firesale period. Stubhub usually cuts off their ticket sales about 2 hours before game time in NY. I am not sure what sort of policy they may have in ann arbor, so it might be worth calling their offices to find out. good luck.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||video i took on sunday of my||
video i took on sunday of my idiot cousins losing their shit when the giants won the superbowl. they are from jersey, if you couldn't tell from the situation look-a-like and over-the-top antics.
i submitted it to tosh.0 and it made it on the show tonight to close out the show.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||anyone know when the||
anyone know when the remaining non-school allotment goes on sale to the general public? i know there's the Feb 29th date for the reamining UM tickets, but was wondering if tehre's a different date for the general public tickets. Thanks.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I hope you're enjoying your||
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|1 year 15 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
|1 year 17 weeks ago||saw this comment on the NY||
saw this comment on the NY Times article and really liked it. thought i would share:
"The people backing this bill are the same people who told us the VCR would make it impossible to make money with movies and that the audio cassette would be the end of recorded music. iTunes and Netflix show that people are willing to pay for content if you make it convenient, and lots of people would rather pay for a high-quality, consistent product than brave the internet backwaters to obtain pirated content. Sadly, it's still difficult to get a lot of media legally even if you are willing to pay, because the entertainment industry would rather drag their feet than embrace the future. Now they want the government to step in and fix it for them, breaking the internet in the process. If the MPAA and RIAA put the money they've spent lobbying for this bill toward innovating and creating a compelling digital product or a reasonable distribution model, then the music and film industries would be thriving. Instead they've doomed themselves to obsolescence while Apple and Netflix eat their lunches. I can understand why record companies and movie studios are scared, but we've all known the shift to digital distribution was coming for some time and this situation is very much their own making."
EDIT: I'm a new yorker and have already contacted my senators and congressman. urge everyone to do the same
|1 year 18 weeks ago||"for all INTENSIVE purposes"||
"for all INTENSIVE purposes" god. get it right.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||dad went to UM for undergrad||
dad went to UM for undergrad and law, so grew up rooting for the wolverintes. went to UM for one year before transferring to georgetown. no football at georgetown so my wolverine rooting intersts were never challenged. would be very conflicted if gtown were ever to play michigan in basketball though.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||well, if its any consolation||
well, if its any consolation WVU is gone from the Big East.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||they are either the apparel||
they are either the apparel sponsor of the BCS and/or The Sugar Bowl, and thus get rights to the official championship apparel, regardless of team.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||gracias!||
|1 year 19 weeks ago||im blocked out down here.. my||
im blocked out down here.. my esp3 access doesnt work in mexico apparently.... ugh.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||anyone have a link for a||
anyone have a link for a stream? stuck in mexico....
|1 year 19 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
.... Georgia possibly?
|1 year 19 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
We do something similar at Georgetown - a few of the early season games are played at McDonough Arena, which is a much smaller, but is actually on campus (unlike Verizon center) - makes it easier for students to get to the game and can get noisy when it fills u. For this reason I think games at Yost would be a great idea.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Hoya Saxa! Can't be happier with this Georgetown team - after losing so many star players and seniors last year, everyone had us pegged for a rebuilding year with 10 freshman and sophomores on the team. Two victories over Memphis, and beating both Alabama and Louisville in their home courts has me thinking we could be on track for a great year, at the very least they've already exceeded my expectations. Hope they can keep the momentum going!
|1 year 20 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Best: New wardrobe from Brooks Brothers / plane ticket to Mexico
|1 year 21 weeks ago||i visited North Korea last||
i visited North Korea last year and wrote a diary about it on here. after that experience of seeing just how important Kim Jong Il was to the fabric and (relative) political stability of that country, his death is certainly not good news. from what I have read, this is much sooner than had been anticipated, and his son has yet to gather the support of the military (and the rest of his family) to make for a smooth transition (Kim Jong Un is still in his twenties, and many generals who fought alongside Kim Il Sung are not pleased that some spoiled kid with no experience could legitimately take power). I seriously think this siutation is prime for a coup by the miltary, and it could get pretty ugly pretty fast. this is bad not only for North Korea, but for its regional neighbors as well - ROK, PRC, and Japan. I would be very nervous if I was over there - the threat of civil war (god forbid even nuclear) is certainly looming in the background. i certinaly hope this gets resolved quickly and smoothly - the sudden collapse of the North is much more dangerous than many may think.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||this. is amazing.||
this. is amazing.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Republic of China (ROC) = Taiwan
|1 year 22 weeks ago||(╯°□°）╯︵ ┻━┻)||
|1 year 22 weeks ago||speaking of expensive jerseys||
speaking of expensive jerseys - "authentic" jerseys for Japan NPB (baseball) teams can cost upwards of 600 dollars. unbelivable.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||i work in advertising. this||
i work in advertising. this is clearly the fault of the detroit news for running this.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||can someone put together two||
can someone put together two nice concise quotes from danielson from 2006 and from today's game clearly pointing out his hipocracy on this issue?
|1 year 23 weeks ago||unfortuantely, yes.||
|1 year 23 weeks ago||scratch marks on the helmet.||
scratch marks on the helmet. think players intentionally do this before games? i dont think theres anything sharp enough of helmets or jerseys to do that type of damage during gameplay, but i could be wrong.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||anyone know where i can find||
anyone know where i can find a stream of the OU-OK State game?
|1 year 23 weeks ago||anyone have the link to the||
anyone have the link to the atlantic article brian speaks of?
|1 year 24 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Conspiracy theory - OSU had been planning this dance for the Michigan game from August of last year if they were to win. Michigan players got wind of it, via the twitters or other what-have-yous, and planned their own grenade dance to really stick it to the buckeyes - this is the real reason boren and friends are upset.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||ahem. the proper name is||
ahem. the proper name is "Korea DPR"...
|1 year 24 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
I went last year, and honestly it wasn't that bad. Granted, it could have been worse if the game was even remotely close, but I've had much worse experiences elsewhere. The one that stands out for me is wearingy Yankee gear at Philadelphia during the 2009 world series. I've been to Fenway numerous times clad in Yankee gear, but nothing compares to those three games at citizen's bank park. Philly fans are the scum of the earth. Wearing my Yomiuri Giants gear for a game against Hanshin at Koshien is a close second, though I never felt physically threatened there...
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Here's Mine||
1) The Game (check, x4)
|1 year 26 weeks ago||a bit off topic from the OP,||
a bit off topic from the OP, but anyone know where I can get a UM soccer jersey? do they even sell them? if not, they should.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Washington State PA DJ has||
Washington State PA DJ has got it together - just heard 'Pumped Up Kicks' by Foster The People over the PA. if you're going to do piped in music, thats the way to do it.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||posted from iPad||
took me a while to find both ohio and syracuse. put a smile on my face
|1 year 37 weeks ago||outside of the mfriendly||
outside of the mfriendly bars, if there are enoguh people what about organizing an official mgoblog NYC watch party at one of the afformentioned establishements? i would be all for this.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||for consecutive games, sadly||
for consecutive games, sadly i've only had one season with student tickets in 2003, so however many home games it was that season. certainly wish it was more.
the streak im most proud of, however, is my consecutive streak for the past 11 world series ('09 and '10) games.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||looking for two non-student||
EDIT: Tickets acquired! Thanks mgoblog!
|1 year 38 weeks ago||good observation - did not||
good observation - did not even think of that. no wonder the budget ballooned. would love to see a breakdown of the budget.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Actually, if you look at M's||
Actually, if you look at M's growth by 29.8% over the past three years compared to the other BigTen schools, there is quite a discrepancy, with most schools experiencing only about 9% growth and Purdue (19.9%), Indiana (11.0%), and Iowa (14.2%) the only schools in double digit growth (Ohio State only recorded 7.1% growth in that same period of time. I may be wrong here but dont all schools recieve the same share from BTN? If that is the case it would be a moot point as far as growth is concerned.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||usa back to back world||
usa back to back world champs! '18, '45
|1 year 39 weeks ago||thank you.||
|1 year 39 weeks ago||thank you.||
|1 year 39 weeks ago||HOYA SAXA!! show those PLA||
HOYA SAXA!! showin' those PLA punks what 'murica is all about.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||for basketball: Michigan||
for basketball: Michigan (sorry... my hoyas come first..)
for football: FSU, my sister went there.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||CONCACAF Gold Cup 2011's||
CONCACAF Gold Cup 2011's official (well, I think its official anyway) facebook page made mention of a USA-Mexico friendly in November at Azteca. I would love for this to be true - anyone hear any rumors along this line?
|1 year 47 weeks ago||yankee fan here. we had that||
yankee fan here. we had that nickname for him too before the grandy trade.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||i have an authentic 2010||
i have an authentic 2010 world cup game-worn North Korea soccer jersey signed by the entire team. not kidding.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||i meet professional athletes||
i meet professional athletes all the time, primarily baseball players through my work with MLB broadacsting rights. Of all of my encounters, Ichiro Suzuki is by far the biggest asshole. i sat next to kelly clarkson in a suite last year at the world series in texas. i had no idea it was her until someone mentioned it to me - she was wearing a rangers jersey and yelling and screaming throughout the whole game, playing with her nephew that she brought along to the game and never giving off the slightest air of celebrity. i was really quite surprised when i found out who she was, given how down-to-earth her demeanor was.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||I work in sports broadcasting||
I work in sports broadcasting for a major international player, and I can tell you that there is absolutely NO WAY this would ever happen. broadcasters and sponsors would riot, with advertisers pulling their ads, sponsors pulling out of contracts, and broadcasters demanding a renegotiation of the broadcast rights fee were this to actually happen, and they most certainly would be successful. this would mean lost revenue for all opponant schools, and yeah you get the picture. too much money is at stake for the NCAA to even consider something like this.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||mlb has to protect their||
mlb has to protect their broadcasters, often at the expense of fans. i work in the industry and i know how frustrating it can be, but when millions are at stake fan considerations are the first to go out the window so fox can protect its broadcast and get the national advertisers it wants.
|2 years 4 days ago||Ambien and Red Bull||
Ambien and Red Bull
|2 years 3 weeks ago||i think i like it.||
i think i like it.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Butler did not beat||
Butler did not beat Georgetown in 2009. FYI. I was at that game and the Hoyas prevailed, 72-65.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||georgetown x michigan||
georgetown x michigan championship game is possible. just sayin.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||great money managers||
... except for this guy
|2 years 15 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
I would kill for this to be true. But I don't think it is.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||良かったね！ホークコーチを熱心に応援しましょう！||
|2 years 21 weeks ago||if you are serious about||
if you are serious about breaking into sports, UMass is by far and away the best sports-management school. you will generate the best sports connections there and i swear almost everyone i meet in the sports business world has at least some sort of connection to that school. that said, if you think you might change jobs down the line, it might be best to pursue a different degree just in case.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||flying in from new york city.||
flying in from new york city.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||MSG is essentialy home court||
MSG is essentialy home court for the Prison Orange.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||nothing compares to being on||
nothing compares to being on the field at The Stadium last year, congratulating hideki matsui the moment the yankees clinched the world series. nothing.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||If you had read my post||
If you had read my post closely, you will see i was referring to the situation in the Korean Peninsula, not North Korea post-war. The regime "installed" by the US was the ROK, commonly referred to as South Korea. Only until about the 1990's the dictatorships in ROK were almost as total and uncomprimisng as their counterparts in the North. The real tragedy is that the Koreans (North & South alike) were never allowed to decide their own fate after the war. The Koreas became expendable pawns in the climate of the Cold War, as both Russia (as well as the PRC) and the US immediately moved in andsupported brutal regimes in both countries in order to secure their spheres of influence in Asia after the collapse of the Japanese empire. Russia and the US's stuborness to agree on nationwide elections resulted in the Korean War and hundreds of thousands of unnecessary deaths (If there had been an actual election, many historians believe Kim Il Sung would have swept the elections nationwide, as many of the politicians the US propped up in the south were collaborators with the Japanese during the war and generally despised by the public - meanwhile Kim Il Sung was a famous anti-japanese gureilla during the occupation and his name was known throughout the peninsula). The war brought untold destruction to both North and South Korea and set them back in terms of economic development by decades. To say that the US (and Russia, and China) did no evil in Korea is a laughable statement by anyone who has studied and understood the situation. Even most South Koreans despise the fact that American troops are still in the country and see them as the biggest hinderance to reunification.
To your other point, I have read plenty of literature by North Korean defectors, and while many of their stories are credible and heartbreaking, you must realize that many of these defectors have since become official mouthpieces for the ROK, which sent all of those who defected to SK to special schools to help reimmerse and reeducate North Koreans and have been encouraged to embellish or exaggerate their stories. However, I do not doubt for any second the viciousness and brutality of the Kim regime, and would like nothing better than for North Korea to come clean on its human rights abuses and work internally (through democratic processes or grassroots protests) to give its citizens the rights people in most democratic nations enjoy. This is a very difficult task, however, and not as cut and dry as it may sound.
I tried to make this original post as apolitical as possible since I think politics is not a reasonable topic of discussion on a sports blog. I just wanted to share my experiences at the Mass Games in the largest stadium on earth with people on the blog who might be interested in that aspect/sports tourism alone. By merely mentioning the the "serious, if not catostrophic human rights situation in the country" I am thrusting an opinion on people which would have opened that political can of worms and is why I opted not too.
If its clarification of any sort that you desire, and I've mentioned this several times in some of my follow-up posts, North Korea is one of the most oppressive nations on earth and I believe it has one of the worst human-rights records of any modern nation.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Yes, I did make it onto the||
Yes, I did make it onto the USS Pueblo, and they made sure to show us this ridiculous propoganda video about the event. While I think a lof of the claims that the DPRK made about the boat's transgressions were ridiculous, it is fairly certain that the boat WAS in north korean waters and was clearly involved in espionage activities. Robert McNamara in Fog of War is even says that he believes the boat was in DPRK waters.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Thanks Rasmus. You are||
Thanks Rasmus. You are totally correct - I was a Japanese major in college and lived there for four years, so my interest in the Korean situation stemmed from that (I detailed my exact reasons in a post above), and the main incentive of visiting the North was to help create my own opinions on the country.
As for Aquariums of Pyongyang, that is also a great book on the DPRK, although the credibility of the defector's story has been called into question, it is still a great read and gives some great insight on the numerous gulags in the North.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||in total, including my||
in total, including my roundtrip flight to beijing (all tours to the DPRK originate from China), it ended up costing me about 4000 USD. The trip to North Korea was 1440 Euros, and that included meals, lodging, flights to and from pyongyang, transportation, the guides, and admission to everything except the mass games which cost me an additional 80 euros.
as for my reasons , i lived in Asia for four years, minored in Korean studies, so I have always been fascinated with the Korean peninsula/situation. Made it to South Korea over 10 times, but had always been interested in the "other half", and after reading extensively about the country (if you're interested - Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader by Bradley Martin and The Cleanest Race - How North Koreans See Themselves and Why It Matters by BR Myers are fantastic books on DPRK), finally made the decision to just go.
While i certainly believe that the current regime in Pyongyang has not done much to help its people and is the cause for much of the suffering and poverty in the northern half of the peninsula, I really wanted to make my own opinion about the north rather than just relying on what a bunch of western, non-korean scholars and journalists have to say about it. I came away from the trip still convinced that the regime has really held the country and people back, but at the same time I believe there is a sincere desire for reunification on both sides, and really makes one lament what happened in Korea right after the war... and I think the US and Russia deserve at least part of the blame for dividing and installing such polarizing regimes. For the most part people there were very nice and friendly and much more open-minded than I had expected. It was a great trip, and if you are interested in Korean history/culture and are willing to be open-minded about the situation, I think it is definitly a trip worth taking.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||gotcha! thanks for the tip! i||
gotcha! thanks for the tip! i just switched the pictures over to flickr.. hopefully it works now..
|2 years 34 weeks ago||see my post below. 100%||
see my post below. 100% legit. took lots of pictures. i only saw what they wanted us to see so they weren't worried about us taking pictures of anything sensitive.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||its not. i went through Koryo||
its not. i went through Koryo Tours (http://www.koryogroup.com/), which is one of the few western owned tour operators in NK.
We had a North Korean 'guide' (minder) with us at all times and they took us only to places which were pre approved. We could not go anywhere on our own under any circumstances, so they werent too worried about what pictures we took since we wouldnt be able to see anything they didnt want us to see. I took almost 600 pictures, and my camera was never checked nor was I asked to delete anything. One of the guys on our group was asked to delete one picture of a soldier he took (those are not allowed) but that was the extent of any censorship.
The only place we were not allowed to take pictures was during the 2.5 hour drive down to the border with North Korea.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||hmmm.... its my first time||
hmmm.... its my first time making one of these, but they all show up on my computer when i view the diary entry... not sure what the problem might be. anyone have any ideas?
|2 years 37 weeks ago||wish i could be there but||
wish i could be there but will miss it as ill be traveling.
two seasons ago i flew from Japan to Ann Arbor for a weekend just to see the Michigan-MSU game. what a disappointment that was.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Mich/OSU in November at The||
Mich/OSU in November at The Shoe. First time to Columbus. Pumped, but praying I make it back alive.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||take the job!!!!||
as someone who works in the sports industry, i can tell you that jobs like those do not come along that often or that easy, that if you are interested in pursuing a career in sports, my best advice would be to take that job... like two weeks ago. high profile jobs in sports (working for a team like Ohio State) are some of the most sought after in the industry and they pretty much only come about based on who you know (in this case Mrs. Tressel), that it would be absolutely foolish to turn it down. Most people who want to break into the sports industry would kill for a job like that. furthermore, the sports world is so small that working at a place like OSU will not only look great for jobs down the line but it would just be worth it for the amount of key people you would meet. so if you can swallow your pride for a few years, so many doors will be open for you when you are ready to move on.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||i was there! bummer of a||
i was there! bummer of a game, but that stadium is beautiful.....
|2 years 42 weeks ago||i also am in the hunt for a||
i also am in the hunt for a 2010 North Korean World Cup Soccer Jersey.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||i have mostly baseball||
i have mostly baseball jerseys, but here you go:
Michigan Football - Steven Threet #10 (Adidas Home)
Michigan Football - Chad Henne #7 (Nike Home)
Michigan Football - Mike Hart #20 (Nike Away)
New York Yankees - Hideki Matsui # 55 (Authentic Home 2008 - Signed)
New York Yankees - Alex Rodriguez # 13 (Authentic Home 2008)
New York Yankees - Joe Dimaggio # 5 (Replica)
New York Yankees - Away Jersey (Authentic 1999)
Detroit Tigers - Todd Jones # 59 (Replica Home 2006)
Washington Nationals - Away Jersey (Replica 2005)
Boston Red Sox - Daisuke Matsuzaka # 18 (Authentic Away 2008 - w/ Opening Series Japan Patch)
Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks (NPB) - Away Jersey (Replica 2007)
Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks (NPB) - Home Jersey (Replica 2007)
Tokyo Yomiuri Giants (NPB) - Marc Kroon #42 (Authentic Away Alternate 2009)
Tokyo Yomiuri Giants (NPB) - Seung Yeop Lee #25 (Authentic Home 2008)
Hanshin Tigers (NPB) - Craig Brazell #67 (Authentic Home 2009)
Hanshin Tigers (NPB) - Kyuji Fujikawa #22 (Authentic Home 2007)
Chunichi Dragons (NPB) - Masahiro Araki #2 (Replica Home 2009)
Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters (NPB) - Away Alternate (Replica 2009)
Hiroshima Toyo Carp (NPB) - Marty Brown #71 (Authentic Home 2009)
Saitama Seibu Lions (NPB) - Away (Authentic 2009)
Rebublic of Korea - 2006 World Baseball Classic Jersey (Authentic 2006)
Doosan Bears (KBO) - Lee Won-Seok #48 (Authentic 2009)
LG Twins (KBO) - Home (Replica 2009)
As for jerseys I want, I really really want an Eiji Sawamura #14 Replica Yomiuri Giants jersey.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||I dont know, this honestly||
I dont know, this honestly seems like a fairly good reaction so far from the parents. I've been to Korea many times and dated a few Korean girls, and from my understanding the reaction could have been a lot worse. I was with a friend and his korean girlfriend on the Seoul subway who were innocently holding hands only to have some old korean come up and start screaming in the girls face that she is tarnishing the reputation of koreans by dating a foreigner and is bringing great shame to her family. According to my friend at the time, this was not an isolated incident. The fact that the father hasn't yet killed you, or taken their daughter out of school should be a sign that they are more open than you may think. Korea is one crazy f'ed up country, man (but the food is exquisite)
|3 years 8 weeks ago||Worcester.||
|3 years 13 weeks ago||i was in white castle near||
i was in white castle near penn station in nyc the other day and saw them filming a commercial for this event. i was very confused.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||non-michigan related, but as||
non-michigan related, but as a member of the sports media, i was lucky enough to be on the field at yankee stadium last season the minute after the yankees clinched in game six. my favorite keepsake from that is a half-eaten bag of sunflower seeds i got from the dugout.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||ticket from the 2008 capital||
1) desmond howard autograph made out to me that my grandfather got for me when he attended the heisman trophy selection ceremony the year howard won.
2) ticket from the 2008 capital one bowl (seats were in the UF alumni section mind you)
|3 years 17 weeks ago||nice.||
|3 years 17 weeks ago||joy division - love will tear||
joy division - love will tear us apart
|3 years 34 weeks ago||1.) Ohio State 2.) Boston Red||
1.) Ohio State
|3 years 36 weeks ago||L: 23-25||
|3 years 43 weeks ago||video|
|3 years 44 weeks ago||he didn't. no yankees on the||
he didn't. no yankees on the final vote roster, unfortunately. i still can't believe arod isn't on the al all star team. ridiculous.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||irish/polish||
1/2 irish, 3/8 polish, and 1/8th lithuanian.
now residing in fukuoka, japan.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||as a Giants fan, I am elated||
as a Giants fan, I am elated about this possibility. I hated having to root for Plax (being a Michigan fan),and glad that he is finally out the door. I really hope this comes to frutition so I can buy an Edwards Giants Jersey to replace that Shockey monstrosity I (embarrassingly) own.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||no mexicans, but quite a bit||
no mexicans, but quite a bit of wanna-be cholos -
just pointin out that spellings of names can and do change in some languages. my name's edward but in Japanese it becomes edowaado, and in chinese it becomes even more busted.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||been to Asia?||
been to Asia?
|4 years 4 weeks ago||favorite album by DJ||
favorite album by DJ Krush.
been reading for a year and a half now. forget exactly how i stumbled across mgoblog, but I think I heard it mentioned somewhere in the freep's user comments (i know.. i know..)
picture is from the front of the georgetown basketball student t-shirts (georgetown grad & basketball fan)
|4 years 6 weeks ago||seconded||
|4 years 7 weeks ago||not alumni, but transfered to||
not alumni, but transfered to gtown after freshman year (would have been LS&A 07 if i had stayed). Now living in Fukuoka, Japan. Oh and this blog is a godsend as it is unbelievably hard to get football news out here.
|4 years 9 weeks ago||i think if you look closely||
i think if you look closely at that pic, you can see the vague outline of "michigan" coming through from the other side of the shirt - looks like the spanish is on the back and a black and white "michigan" is on the front.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||Best - 2008 Capital One||
2008 Capital One Bowl
2001 Ohio State
|4 years 14 weeks ago||fourthed. this shouldn't even||
fourthed. this shouldn't even be a question.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||GEORGETOWN!!!!! (alma||
GEORGETOWN!!!!! (alma mater)
how about that patriot league?
|4 years 17 weeks ago||sure its a cheap hit in that||
sure its a cheap hit in that video, but its not helmet to helmet, as previously mentioned.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||"Enter Sandman" when Mo||
"Enter Sandman" when Mo enters from the 'pen.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||simple solution?||
maybe this has already been mentioned... but can't they get some sort of removable astroturf (or whatever it is..) boards to go over the sandpit whenever the football team is not using it? I know thats what the Miami Dolphins do to deal with sand from the Florida Marlins' infield when the Baseball and Football seasons overlap...???
|4 years 18 weeks ago||honestly? you're in new york||
honestly? you're in new york and you want jimmy johns?!?!?!?! there are a plethora of other much more delicious options for subs out there.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||plus one.||
|4 years 21 weeks ago||new jersey is a million times||
new jersey is a million times better than ohio. at least in New Jersey NYC, Philly, and DC are a stones throw away. Oh and Trenton/Camden is the greatest city ever.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||and I just got this||
and I just got this one.
ahhhhhh make it stop!!!!!!!!!!!!
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Pomfret School (CT) Class of||
Pomfret School (CT) Class of 2003
University of Michigan 2003-2004
Georgetown University Class of 2007
My highschool sucked at football (Hockey was huge)
|4 years 21 weeks ago||i was at that game, seated||
i was at that game, seated amongst a sea of blue and orange. one of the best games i have ever seen, outside of the 2004 m/state game... needless to say i had no fingernails by the end of that one. great to see some highlights on tape.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||i||
concur. something like that irishenvy one would be great. this is the best site for michigan news in my opinion, and would be even greater with a message board facelift.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||HOYA SAXA!!!!!||
|4 years 22 weeks ago||hear hear. bunch of scumbag||
hear hear. bunch of scumbag coke-addicts.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||agreed. and considering my||
agreed. and considering my hoyas just stomped all over savanah state (100-36), that looks like a bit of a blemish on their schedule and I cant see how Michigan could really make a huge jump in the rankings (Gtown is 19 fwiw)
|4 years 23 weeks ago||Video/DVD||
It's not up there yet, but it should be soon.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||Chapel Hill||
I had no idea Duke and UNC were the same school.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||the giants are better. BIG||
the giants are better. BIG BLUE!
|4 years 23 weeks ago||i got it||
rich rod gone, tuberville to ann arbor.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||i didn't bother to check but||
i didn't bother to check but does the MDen carry them? I live in Japan and they've shipped me stuff before.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Its still way too early, and||
Its still way too early, and one impressive win over a top ten team isn't enough to break Michigan into the top 25. If Michigan can keep on winning the games it should win, and throwing in a few upsets here and there, I would not be surprised to see Michigan jump into the rankings. But at this point a.) its too early b.) there are too many other "better" teams out there that havent lost any games they shouldn't and c.) and as mad magician said anyway, its basketball - who cares - the tourney will sort everything out in the end.
I hope michigan makes it to the tourney. I would kill for a Georgetown/Michigan matchup.
And Michigan should be able to take care of Maryland. What a shitty school in a shitty state.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||whether this is fact or not,||
whether this is fact or not, i would think even the slightest mention of this possibility in the mainstream media cannot help us in recruiting. if you were a recruit considering michigan and then heard this, it would have to make you waver a bit. maybe im wrong, I hope I am wrong, but this is not good - even if its completely false.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Slippery Rock||
what about delaware? i have no idea if they are open or not, but wasn't there some chatter about them trying to schedule a game with delaware? would be cool to see two winged helmet teams going at it. princeton maybe?
or for throwback sake, how about slippery rock?
|4 years 25 weeks ago||i totally agree.||
i totally agree.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||due.||
|4 years 25 weeks ago||as in "the Ohio State||
as in "the Ohio State University"
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Hoya Saxa||
Georgetown. Because it's the greatest school on earth, has one of the longest college fight songs, is in America's safest city, and the Patriot League boasts some of the greatest offenses in the country (Fordham, Lafayette).
|4 years 35 weeks ago||thanks for the info... wasn't||
thanks for the info... wasn't quite sure about the broadcasting situation (I guess I could have looked it up...), but I'm a bit more relieved knowing that its going to air on ABC now. Praying to god I get that game, or my Japanese neighbors are going to be in for quite a surpirse at 2 am when I am screaming like a mad hen at my computer in profane english.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||re: Japan||
I have been living in Japan the past three years, and getting any sort of college football out here is TOUGH. As far as bars in Tokyo goes, your best bet is Legends Sports Bar in Roppongi, right next to Hobgoblin. They do show college football games, but most of them are not live, with the exception of a few. They weren't even playing the rose bowl game live when I went a few years back.
Your other option is ESPN Gameplan online, which offers some (but not all) of the Michigan games (though I'm not sure how thats going to change with the Big Ten Network). The quality is actually pretty good (much much better than slingbox or sopcast, and it is what i have been using the past two years to watch games live). Its about 130 dollars for the entire season, and last season they had about four UM games live, including Michigan vs. Ohio State. When you sign up, make sure to sign up as an International User. The format has kind of changed this year so I'd be interested to see what games will be up there. Link here: http://proxy.espn.go.com/ncf/gameplan/index?status=viewpage
However, as Brian said, the single best way to get UM games over here is via MGoVideo. While you won't get to watch the game live, you can download beautiful HD broadcasts and then burn them onto DVD and watch them on your TV. The site does not give away any scores or results, so if you can manage to keep away from the internet or friends who may spoil it for you, you can download them game from them without knowing the result and watch it almost as if it were a live game.
Anyway, hope that helps.