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|6 hours 40 min ago||If I Recall...||
If I recall this game correctly, I don't think the Rebels even managed 100 yards of net rushing, nor did they even get half of the - what was it - 715 yards of total offense from Michigan? I seem to remember some almost Tecmo numbers from some players. I also remember Desmond Howard having some crazy yards per reception numbers, something on the order of 25 yards or so.
|6 hours 54 min ago||Honestly...||
You go off the blog to do a little GISHWES craziness and some podcasting....
Stadium wide Harbaugh chant prior to the Oregon State game
<Chant Discussion Disabled>
Yes, the chant discussion was disabled....rightfully so and by other MGoBloggers.
|9 hours 52 min ago||Quite Unlikely, I Think...||
Since 0-16 is a once in a lifetime thing and we've just seen the Lions do it a few years back...it is more likely to happen again! It's weird but freaky statistical things happen like that in close proximity
Talent and coaching come into play here, and the Lions were a special kind of awful during that, oh, shall we say "perfect season that no one wants" indeed. Despite the numerous ominous changes in the 49ers roster, staff and so forth, I can't foresee them being quite that terrible. "Not good" seems likely perhaps, but even most such teams normally manage to fight a few out and end up on top.
|11 hours 56 min ago||It Depends...||
She did not disclose which facility the bird was sent to, saying it didn't need the undue attention that was sure to come with having taken the bird.
If it is one of those white collar facilities where you get cable, a butler and free tennis lessons, I might very well get into a turkey costume and start wandering around North Campus myself.
|12 hours 58 min ago||Happy Birthday, Tom...||
Well, if there is anyone that could stand a more cheerful day in football lately, it might just be Tom Brady. I don't know that a Brady-worthy gift is quite in the budget, but tweeting out birthday wishes will hopefully suffice. I keep forgetting that Brady is less than a year older than me - not sure why except perhaps it is simply a rare event for someone to have had the career that he has had for as long as Brady has.
|13 hours 15 min ago||Interesting Article...||
But the events of his first off-season—such as seeking out meetings at the supreme court and the justices agreeing to see him—aren’t part of some grand strategy to restore Michigan to glory. Harbaugh himself says he isn’t trying to be popular or build any more buzz around his team.
One of the best things about the Harbaugh era to date is that he really is not putting on a show for anyone - he really is simply being Jim Harbaugh - and every week, I think you have to ask yourself, "What will this man do next?". It seems to be a wonderful bonus feature of the Harbaugh era to date.
|16 hours 37 min ago||General Rule Is...||
Like some others, unless I am in the party or close to the person who is getting married, I generally will go to the game or stay home and watch it if it is away and just go to the reception later as it seems like most of the time the reception is starting around the time the game is ending - if the times coordinate at all, of course.
I did actually miss the 2004 San Diego State game for a close friend's wedding, as well as the 2006 Wisconsin game for a family wedding, although at least that time I was in a hotel reception room (ceremony was in the hotel) and there was a bar.
|19 hours 6 min ago||One Month...||
It seems like we've waited for to get to even this point forever, but in reality it hasn't been all that long. I actually like the idea of media access to the practices being limited - they really don't need that distraction right now. It will make the speculation that much more rampant, but personally I am hoping to be pleasantly surprised by who gets the most playing time and where in some instances.
You can almost see football from here, folks. Not much longer now.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Oddly Enough...||
Oddly enough, my wife swears by Cracker Barrel's reuben and she is A) from Chicago, and B) a 25 minute drive from Zingerman's as well as other decent reubens in Ann Arbor and Detroit. I am not sure how this is possible as my go-to places for reubens are all delis, but apparently this is one of those scenarios where I have to shrug and mutter "to each their own".
|1 day 13 hours ago||Oregon's Colors...||
Oregon's colors are determined by this in the form of a dart board from week to week:
|1 day 13 hours ago||As A Plan B...||
As a Plan B, in the event Ann Arbor is more or less booked for that game (which probably isn't the case for UNLV but you never know), there is plenty of reasonable lodging near Detroit Metropolitan Airport and to a lesser extent in neighboring Belleville (most of the hotels in Belleville do have airport shuttles), which is only about 20-25 minutes east of Ann Arbor along I-94. Otherwise, as other have mentioned, look arounf I-94 and State or Victors Way by Briarwood - plenty of options.
|1 day 16 hours ago||Silverstein...||
Silverstein is always an excellent choice - for many months at a stretch, all my kids wanted to hear was stuff out of "Where The Sidewalk Ends", "Falling Up", "A Light In The Attic" and his other works. I had not even touched them in years, but those poems have not lost a beat in my mind and I found that, at nearly 40, I was still enjoying them and laughing at them.
|1 day 21 hours ago||Very Sad...||
There were quite a few articles out there in the spring about Johnson's mom - who played in the 1980s at Jackson State, as I recall - being essentially his coach and guide during his formative years in basketball, even going as far as to throw interview questions at him after practices in the hopes he would in fact live the dream he is about to live. Very sad news indeed.
|1 day 21 hours ago||It Won't Happen, But...||
Fortunately, these seems fake and unlikely to ever happen anywhere there is a football team with any remaining dignity, but I have to wonder how this works for USC - do you really want to run around with two prominent Trojans sticking out of your pants? Thanks, I will show myself out.
|2 days 7 hours ago||Long Day Indeed....||
There was a party at the house today, followed by a trip to Willow Metropark for the second phase of the party and 2.5 hours of pool time, so after about seven hours of having to be social, rum and Cokes are the order of the day. I am not too worried as most of the booze should be absorbed by the Cracker Barrel breakfast that my visiting family wants to have tomorrow. As long as no one talks to me as I consume that breakfast, I should be fine.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Very Nice...||
That cat in the middle of the picture looks like he has completely spaced out, perhaps even entered some level of psychosis. That's typical in the closing weeks before the season actually starts and OT season ends as material does tend to get a bit thin around here some days. Actually, I had that look through most of the apparel threads, to be honest.
|2 days 11 hours ago||You Know...||
You know, I am just going to start telling people that I have three great uncles and one grandparent that spent the better part of four years fighting the Ohio State Marching Band, even having one of those great uncles have to dodge tasteless parody to estalish a beachhead in northern France on a rather historic day.
|2 days 11 hours ago||Throwing Them Out There...||
"No Artifical Preservatives And No Fillers (Except During OT Season) - Now With 100% More Harbaugh"
"We Post On This Blog With An Ethusiasm Unknown To Mankind"
|3 days 6 hours ago||Great Episode...||
...of "WKRP In Cincinnati".
"And then Mr. Carlson had the helicopter land in middle of the parking lot. I guess he thought he could save the day by letting the rest of the turkeys loose. It gets pretty strange after that..."
|3 days 7 hours ago||Of Course...||
But the Big Ten’s new criteria is influenced most heavily by the impact of the College Football Playoff, and specifically in how the 13-member selection committee culls through relevant data and metrics to select its four participants.
Of course this is the main driver, but I still like the switch, especially the part about having at least one Power Five opponent in the OOC.
|3 days 7 hours ago||Oh Wow...||
That's sad indeed, especially considering I finally met him at Motor City Comic Con this year - his was one of the longest lines, and so many people in that line like me had grown up watching Piper and everyone else in that era of wrestling. He seemed like a cool dude too, even based on a few minutes of interaction. RIP Hot Rod.
|3 days 12 hours ago||About Those Tweets...||
"Tweeting about academic performance. I've been watching the camps, how he's teaching the kids. He's a fantastic, inspirational guy. I see that all levels of the operation – he's a very inspiring guy on deeper missions about life, on self-improvement."
The tweets about academics are one of the aspects of the transparency that I like about Harbaugh's style. You have to think that players see these, just like they will the charts of drill and practice performance, and set their goals accordingly. It sort of reminds me of Lear Corporation's old motto - "Advance Relentlessly" - which I always thought was a cool message.
|3 days 12 hours ago||As I Recall...||
As I recall, the initial ruling regarding this came out about a year ago, and yeah, it wasn't a week or so later before the NCAA appealed it. Of all the issues brought to the forefront in the last few years, this might be one of the more intriguing ones to watch.
I wonder if this has been affirmed or simply allowed to slide if you would have seen one of the first graphic splits between the Power Five and the rest of Division I. Indeed, would there have been any unity even in the Power Five conferences?
|3 days 13 hours ago||About This...||
“We have an agreement that when it comes to baby clothes, whatever is clean will be worn,” Mike said. “But once they’re old enough, they will have the right to decide on their own to be Buckeyes.”
I count myself lucky that I did not have this level of conflict when my wife and I had kids. Although she is a mild Northwestern fan, Michigan gear still dominated the kids' closets, mainly because her level of fanaticism doesn't even touch mine. I think this is why beginning next week she'll probably just roll her eyes whenever she sees MGoBlog up, which will be quite a bit.
|3 days 15 hours ago||The Weirdest Part...||
The weirdest part of that is that Waters has stated in a couple interviews that he, in fact, was the reformer or at least he was making some attempt to reform the culture of the band. Of course, we see how that turned out, but him saying that makes me think, "If he's the reformer, I'd hate to see what the band was like before he came along. Yikes."
|3 days 18 hours ago||Interesting Article...||
You know, the funny thing is that it is something that is becoming much more common because it really does seem to be about finding another source of merchandising income. I think that Kansas State has done this with Bill Snyder and Steve Sarkisian had a rather detailed agreement when he was at Washington, even down to the use of his voice - it would be interesting to see if USC does the same thing. Dabo Swinney - if you can believe this - even has some restrictions on the use of his name per a filing Clemson made. I am sure there plenty of other notable examples.
|3 days 21 hours ago||All I Can Say Is...||
All I can say is that the one linebacker that we appear to be fielding (is that you, Greg Robinson?) better get in there and attempt to knock that pass down as we're not playing tight on receivers at all on this play.
Other than that, a unique take on the rivalry, to say the least. Definitely one I wouldn't think I would see.
|3 days 21 hours ago||The Day Shift...||
We're about 80 posts in now and the day shift is only now making its appearance in the posbang thread. With any luck, there is still some bang left in everyone as some have apparently been at it for 6 hours or so already.
It's going to be a busy weekend with the kids' birthday party - which we hold jointly since their birthdays are a month apart (one in mid July, one in mid-August) - and having family in and out of the house as a result of that. We even sort of cleaned this time too.
|4 days 9 hours ago||It Will Be Interesting...||
The popular wisdom does not give Tim Tebow much of a shot at being there when the Eagles start the regular season, so this will be an interesting camp, to be sure. I guess the question I have is this - what would he do with the Eagles? I have to think that, if anything, it's a more specialized role, not necessarily a starter. Could be wrong.
|4 days 10 hours ago||Interesting Quote...||
"I'm excited to start training camp. That the time when the team's really forged, and we can be with our players and our staff and our coaches. All those feelings and emotions (are happening)."
I am really excited about this myself, mainly because he's right and this is when the team is forged so it will be interesting to see what Harbaugh's first team as the head coach here will look like.