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|6 weeks 9 hours ago||If anything||
They'll think you're a fool rather than a jerk or asshole. 11-2* in the last 13 meetings has had a tendency, in my experience, to make the bucknuts scoff and laugh at the mention of Michigan instead of become angry. ---- * = includes Tatgate, I'm not pretending the game never occurred
|6 weeks 3 days ago||It does flip||
You're correct, the Lions and Cowboys alternate turns on Fox and CBS each Thanksgiving. However, it looks like you missed the NFL's change in that rotation (akin to the B1G changing rotations so we have to go to MSU and OSU). Fox will have the Lions for a second straight year in 2014, so it should be CBS' turn in 2015. CBS being the broadcaster of a Lions home game means an AFC opponent, so assuming no more NFL fiddling, it'll have to be Oakland or Denver -- likely the latter.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||You've been listening to Jim Price too much||
Throw in an "arsenal" or two and a few mentions of what a "nice area" Taylor is, and I'll have to extend the Jim Price drinking game to MGoBlog and get smashed. :-P
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Featured page is on a schedule||
It changes every day at midnight UTC, or, during our Daylight Saving Time part of the year, 8:00 pm Eastern time. A good friend of mine has something like 20,000 page edits and has shepherded about a dozen articles to featured status, so that's how I know this (admittedly useless) stuff. ;-)
|24 weeks 4 days ago||Patent foramen ovale||
And it's not something that forms later on in life, but rather the failure of the hole to close on its own during fetal development. Some people who have it can go their whole lives never having a clue, while others might drop dead on a basketball court at far too young an age. There's just no way to predict who will have problems with it.
|44 weeks 4 days ago||Got some factual errors||
Hayes didn't retire after losing his last three games against Michigan. He was fired the day after the Gator Bowl for his punch of Clemson's Charlie Bauman.
The score in 1969 was 24-12, not 22-14.
I'm sure if I read further, I would find others.
|47 weeks 4 days ago||Firing Glen Mason has to be up there||
Mason had Minnesota going 7-5, 8-4ish most years, and making at least semi-respectable bowl games. But that wasn't enough for the powers that be, and the Gophers have been a raging tire fire since.
|1 year 4 days ago||2010 at Purdue||
The sun was out on my drive down, and it was a beautiful if somewhat chilly morning. The sky began to cloud up over central Indiana, though, and that was just a preview of what was to come. Almost exactly at the start of the second quarter, the wind picked up and the rain arrived. I spent the next 2+ hours with a driving rain and 30-mph wind soaking me from behind. Michigan won, 27-16, in a game marred by ten combined turnovers.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Greenfield Village's Motor Muster||
is also this weekend. My father had his '69 Camaro SS over there on display yesterday. I always find Motor Muster interesting, because they cover a lot more ground than most of the cruises -- they have much more than just the huge fin and muscle car eras. A lot of pre-WW2 cars and wartime (small-J) jeeps are on display every year.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Minor nitpick||
"The Eyes of Texas" is UT's alma mater, not its fight song. I do agree with you as to its awesomeness, though.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||A couple that haven't come up yet||
Two that I kinda like are Florida and Oregon, especially "Mighty Oregon." It's a nice easy melody, catchy enough, and (AFAIK) unique at least within FBS. Also, as a one-time-wannabe band dork, I have to give props to "Texas Fight" for all the trombone glissandi (smooth up-and-down notes made by moving the slide without stopping the air supply).
|1 year 12 weeks ago||HS stealing college fight songs is common||
And interestingly enough, B1G fight songs are some of the most commonly stolen for high school use. "Minnesota Rouser," "On, Wisconsin!," and "Go U Northwestern," in that order, have to be the top three in that category.
Airport HS in Carleton, in whose district I used to live, uses "The Victors" as its fight song -- albeit dropped a few keys and at about half speed. My alma mater, Detroit Catholic Central in Novi, uses Texas A&M's fight song as one of its two fight songs.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||As once did||
Minnesota, before they moved to the Metrodome. IIRC, a small portion of an outer wall still stands as one wall of a newer athletic building.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Also NOAA weather radio||
Certain automotive radios, and almost any scanner available, can pick up NOAA's weather radio service. For the immediate Metro Detroit area, KEC-63 is on 162.550 MHz, and other transmitters covering parts of southeast Michigan can be found in (at least that I can remember) Adrian, Lansing, Clio, and Bad Axe.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Who else remembers the Jay Edwards buzzer-beater from 1989?||
I can still see it in my mind's eye like it happened yesterday, and I was 9 when it happened. I bring it up because I recall Frieder protesting it to the B1G office, saying that the Assembly Hall clock read :00 before Edwards got the shot off, and that shot resulting in the adoption of tenths of a second on the game clock two seasons later.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Mike Tyson after a whupping from Lennox Lewis||
One of the questions Tyson was asked post-fight was about what he planned to do with his future. He responded, "I'll probably just fade into Bolivian," malapropping it when he meant oblivion.
It became an MGoMeme referring to god-awful negative MGoPoint totals shortly after Brian started the blog, and the rest is history.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||I'd be just as afraid of Urban Meyer||
getting any ideas from those pants. Are those guys even aware that they're wearing Ohio colors?
|2 years 6 weeks ago||There's a book about the 1966 Crimson Tide ...||
... which discussed the friendship between Bear Bryant and Duffy Daugherty, and how Bryant personally steered several talented black players to East Lansing because he couldn't recruit them to Alabama. In particular, it tells the story of Charlie Thornhill in great detail.
The 1966 national title is a matter of some controversy, as Alabama finished undefeated and untied while MSU and Notre Dame famously tied each other; yet the Tide finished #3 in both polls. The book detailed this as a sort of "punishment" for Alabama's still-racist policies.
College football history is definitely fascinating ...
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Poking Smot? Evan digs dudes?||
Couldn't resist. ;-)
Let it be noted before you neg me to Bolivian that I'm not taking a shot at him for transferring. Truth be told, I would rather Smotz actually was gay -- I think he's cute. :)
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Look closely at McLimans' right hand ...||
Is it just me, or is McLimans giving Lloyd Brady a bit of a pinch to the nipple? Hard to tell ...
|2 years 24 weeks ago||11 seeds beating 6s||
That's actually the most common first-round upset since the NCAA went to the 64-team format in 1985.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||11s beating 6s||
Statistically, that's the most common first-round upset since the NCAA went to 64 teams in 1985.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Rivalries as I see them||
I think it has a lot to do with the historical quality (or lack thereof) of the schools in various sports. In football, Ohio is the much bigger rival, because they've almost always had good teams and Sparty can really only hang its hat on the 1950-1970 time frame. In most other sports, Sparty is the bigger rival because they've historically had successful programs while Ohio has been a late-comer to success.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Has to do with the TV contracts||
CBS had the doubleheader this weekend, so Fox only got to show one game. By rule, in the Detroit market, this had to be the Lions -- thus, Fox wasn't allowed to show Detroit anything at 1pm.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Pic #2 is my work||
I can say with absolute certainty that pic #2 is from the 2008 MSU game, since I am the person who took that picture. The dead giveaway for me is the winged-helmet hat worn by a young man immediately in front of me. I can remember having to do a little bit of work in Photoshop to remove a ray of glare caused by the light from the back of his hat.
Original is at http://www.flickr.com/photos/larrysphatpage/3014624073/ .
|2 years 37 weeks ago||CBS has the doubleheader this week||
This is CBS's week to have the doubleheader, meaning Fox can only show one game in any given market. Around here, obviously that was the Lions.
Another NFL TV rule states that when the local team is on, the other network cannot show a game against it. With the Lions on Fox, CBS wasn't permitted to show the Detroit market any game during the 1:00 time slot. Thus, only the Lions were on during the 1:00 time slot, and only CBS could show a 4:15 game in Detroit.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Tailgating/parking||
Two friends and I parked in a campus lot that they designate for game-day cash payers (as opposed to season-ticket-holder lots) maybe six blocks southwest of Memorial Stadium in '09. I recommend a visit to Illinois' athletics web site (I think fightingillini.cstv.com) and printing out some football parking maps before you go.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Not in my experience||
Aside from "MUCK FICHIGAN" t-shirts, Illinois fans weren't that bad when I went in '09. Several even gave me restaurant recommendations for nearby towns on the way back.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Saw it on Gameday||
I wasn't there, but I can verify it because ESPN did a piece on M-MSU during warm-ups on Gameday.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||That was 1979||
Ufer died in 1981, so no way that could have been '89.
The intentional fumble you recall was made by Lawrence Reid. It was caught on the IU sideline by none other than Lee Corso, then the Hoosiers' head coach.