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|4 weeks 4 days ago||Silver Lining||
If the game doesn't go well tonight, at least we will win the National Championship next year.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Makes Sense||
They like small boys at PSU
|29 weeks 6 days ago||Woodson with the Packers||
Peppers is bigger, but the way they are using him, and the way he excels at so many different positions, reminds me of how Dom Capers used Woodson in Green Bay. He played safety, nickel, corner, OLB-type substance. Blitzed a ton, made instinctual and athletic plays, and made the whole defense better. Both are very rare talents, both mentally and physically.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||Prost!||
I will be making my fourth Oktoberfest trip this year and have never even thought about trying to watch a Michigan football game while there. Set the DVR back home and watch it after your trip. I love Michigan football, but there are way better things to do in Munich than try to figure out how to watch a college football game.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||One Reasonable Explanation||
Suprised no one has mentioned this yet, but I'm guessing that Manuel did this for one simple reason: ensure seven home games every year instead of having six in one year and eight the next. The B1G schedule is already set for 2017-2019. In odd years, we only get four home conference games (of which MSU and OSU are two). In even years, we get five home conference games. If we want to have seven home games per year, we have to schedule all three non-conference games at home in odd years.
That doesn't explain why the '19 game is in October, or why we didn't wait until '19 to start up again so that we would get the first home game, or why they want to punish season ticket holders in even years, but it makes sense from a revenue and budgeting standpoint.
|51 weeks 5 days ago||Stripes = adidas||
I know there are only two stripes on the shoulders, not three, but I can't imagine that Nike would want us to wear a uni with such prominent stripes. Especially when we are transitioning from adidas. They also look terrible.
I agree that there are also too many logos and it is made worse by the fact that they are so close to the numbers. Is there a rule that the B1G logo needs to be on the chest and not on the sleeve (or back, or bottom of the jersey where it is tucked in)?
|1 year 1 week ago||More Advice||
- A poster above was correct. He should go to Binny's and become acquainted. Great selection. There is a location in the south loop.
- The aquarium, planetarium, Art Museum, and Field Museum are all great, if he is looking to do something other than drink or eat.
- Walk through Grant Park and check out Buckingham Fountain and the Bean. Definitely a touristy thing to do, but those are iconic landmarks and he should get to know them so he has a place to bring guests when they visit him.
- This is also a great time of year to be near Grant Park. It seems like there is some kind of free music or festival every night somewhere in Grant Park.
There were a lot of great suggestions above. Local Option and Hopleaf are both outstanding recommendations. Here are some other personal favorites:
- Pequod's - the best deep dish in the city (followed by Lou Malnati's).
- Twin Anchors - the best ribs in the city
- Second City - go check out a show on the main stage. I just went for the first time in years and it was fantastic.
- Stanley's Kitchen and Tap - go for brunch. Bloody Mary bar, cooked-to-order omeletes, fried chicken, and mac and cheese. Best when followed by a nap.
- XOCO - mexican sandwich place owned by Rick Bayless. Awesome.
- Sheffield's - great beer garden and the Alumni Association has events there sometimes.
- Wrigley - go Murphy's Bleachers a few hours before the game. Sit in the bleachers. I can't stress this enough. It's a whole different ballgame (pun intended) in the bleachers. If he doesn't like hot girls and drunk people, maybe box seats are a better option. Go to Slugger's after the game if you want to see really drunk people in their element.
The options are endless. Chicago is an amazing place, and even better in the summer.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||What's a dwumfour?||
For pooping, silly.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Can't Buy Me Love||
Cheesy '80s movie with mostly terrible acting, but I love it. Quality performances by Patrick Dempsey and a young Seth Green, and Cindy Mancini was so hot. "You shit on my house!!!!"
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Scotch||
A little Macallan 12 to help ring in the new year. Very tasty.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||30-3||
Damn late FG ruins the shutout.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Nice||
That was certainly a nice catch, but also a very Pro thro(w).
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Hart||
I can't wait until we have another back that can make a move like the one Hart dropped in that gif.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Agreed||
I was about to post the same thing. That makes me sad. Until last year, my only reaction to that play would have been "that was a great hit." Now, my brain has been conditioned to think that the refs would call targeting on that.
I understand they have to clean up some of the violence, but not all helmet-to-helmet hits are created equal. The gif above is damn near a form tackle. There is a difference between using your helmet as a weapon, and making a great tackle where the defenders helmet touches the offensive players helmet.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||JUB||
JUB's a lucky guy. No one ever yells "down in front" to him at a football game.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Jealous||
I have been to Lambeau many times, but I get chills every time I walk into the stadium.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Close Call||
I was supposed to be at a meeting in SoHo that morning, but it got moved to White Plains. Came out of the meeting, and everyone in the office was freaking out. Went back to the hotel and watched the coverage with 50+ people in the hotel bar, most of whom lived in Manhattan and were trying to contact friends and family. Very sad.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Great Event||
I was in the Glee Club from 91-95 and went back to Ann Arbor for the 150th reunion weekend. It was an amazing event and it was so much fun to sing with alums from multiple decades whose love for Michigan has never faded.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||DB Customs?||
Can we talk about the fact that the seller is DB Customs? I guess the split M is ok now that it's not his job to worry about the brand anymore.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Wish I Could Be There||
I'll have to raise a glass at the JUB book signing on the 29th in Chicago instead.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Barry||
I have a picture with Barry Sanders at Scorekeepers on my graduation night in 1995. I also got to meet Elvis Grbac and Yale Van Dyne in the bleachers at Wrigley in 2007. Great guys. Elvis is a giant.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Match||
I think the white pants look solid. All I care about is the stripes on the jerseys and pants matching the helmet. Nothing worse than clashing color schemes.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Options||
Quartz is easier to maintain than granite. Butcher block is good for an island, or better yet, part of an island. If you are looking for a unique, country house feel, cement counters are pretty trendy. They put a finish on them and it looks great. If that is a look you like.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Not Appropriate||
No matter the validity of anything in the OP, it seems like this is inappropriate for this blog. The whole thing makes me feel kinda dirty.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Only One||
1/1/98 Rose Bowl. Flew into Vegas. Drove to LA. Slept in our car in a parking garage in Pasadena on NYE after hitting the bars. Scalped tix to the game. Totally worth it.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Impressive||
"He catches the ball naturally, away from his hands." That is a helluva trick.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||My List||
If it is based on how happy a team's championship would make me, but not necessarily the order of how passionate I am about the team, then:
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Seconded||
If the project ever makes it to Chicago, I'd love to help out. I think you would find a ton of alums that feel the same way.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||First Time||
I will be celebrating my first Father's Day as a Father today. My boy, Jack, was born in March. Going to the in-laws to hang out by the pool and grill out. Supposed to be 85 and sunny in the Chicago burbs, so it should be a great day. Also, heading to the UP for the 4th to celebrate with my Dad.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Bill Wirtz||
The turning point was the death of Bill Wirtz in September 2007. Yes, the team was terrible but people just couldn't stand giving money to an owner who had such clear disdain for the fans. Once Rocky took over, he started making changes immediately. The result was a better organization, better team, and better relationship with the fans. Increased attendance followed.