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|1 day 1 min ago||The traditional homecoming||
The traditional homecoming halftime isn't going anywhere, this was just a unique opportunity to team up some of the best amateur and professional musicians in the world.
However, if you wanted to see the traditional homecoming halftime stuff on Saturday, all of it was performed during the postgame concert.
|1 day 13 hours ago||They sounded great! I got||
They sounded great! I got chills when they kicked in for Verdi's Requiem.
I was in the Alumni Band, and it was a total thrill to be a small part of that performance.
|1 day 14 hours ago||The New York Philharmonic and||
The New York Philharmonic and UMS created a residency program that brought the orchestra here the past week, and they're going to return in the 2017-18 and 2019-20 seasons. The musicians did master classes with SMTD students and gave a number of full and small ensemble performances.
As far as the NY Phil brass goes, one of the trombones is a Michigan alumnus. Two of their trumpets are Northwestern alumni...
|1 day 15 hours ago||Yeah, my uncle is a native||
Yeah, my uncle is a native Californian and has been a 49ers fan since the 1950s. He was despondent when they got rid of Harbaugh. Even though he was raised on PCC/Pac-8 football and always rooted for them to beat the Big Ten in the Rose Bowl, he's now a Michigan fan because he loves Harbaugh so much.
|1 day 23 hours ago||Interesting. My family was||
Interesting. My family was also in section 19 in the high 80s and heard it crystal clear.
|4 days 21 hours ago||I wonder how 2015 Rudock||
I wonder how 2015 Rudock compares to 2013 Rudock rather than 2014.
|4 days 23 hours ago||I'll be there. A good||
I'll be there. A good half-dozen or more of the people I marched with in my section are doing it this year, which will make it even more fun. I love Blast.
|5 days 2 hours ago||Sweet crispy||
Sweet crispy Jesus.
|6 days 23 hours ago||Me: "That's not so||
Me: "That's not so bad."
(gets to the part about the lead song)
|1 week 14 hours ago||Calvin Johnson was diving for||
Calvin Johnson was diving for the end zone and Kam Chancellor punched the ball out.
|1 week 14 hours ago||Brutal.||
|1 week 17 hours ago||The thing I don't like is||
The thing I don't like is that they leave a space open for the helmet's warning sticker. It just looks awkward.
|1 week 1 day ago||I have one at 5. In Ann Arbor.||
I have one at 5. In Ann Arbor.
|1 week 4 days ago||We don't. All of our teams, men and women, are||
We don't. All of our teams, men and women, are Wolverines.
|1 week 4 days ago||I'm sure Red is happy to have them around.||
|1 week 5 days ago||I'm sure the debt-saddled||
I'm sure the debt-saddled Maryland athletic department wouldn't mind a big payout from the conference in exchange for moving the game to a venue outside of the affected area. Say, Ann Arbor...
(No, I don't actually think this has a chance of happening.)
|1 week 6 days ago||Coach Harbaugh versus a hurricane, who would||
Coach Harbaugh versus a hurricane, who would win?
Hold aaan, hold aaaan....da name of da hurricane is Hurricane Harbaugh.
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||They're already starting to turn on him because he||
They're already starting to turn on him because he has only won the National Championship once so far.
Kentucky basketball fans are a special brand of delusional.
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||Having lived in Utah, I'm not terribly surprised.||
Having lived in Utah, I'm not terribly surprised. No one covers a cesspool of behavior with a thin veneer of piety like BYU.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I forget the exact details...||
There was a story a few years back. Allegedly one of the young ladies he took home one night awoke the following morning and found him in his living room (possibly naked) watching highlights of himself while yelling "YEAH JEETS, YEAH JEETS,"
|2 weeks 6 days ago||RIP #8||
It's a very sad day for Yankees fans. He was the last living legend from the golden era of the team from the late 1949s to the early 1960s. What an incredible life and career he had.
|3 weeks 3 hours ago||Sure, but Carroll was getting out of town just||
Sure, but Carroll was getting out of town just before the NCAA dropped the hammer on USC. I'm not sure he would have left otherwise, as he had turned down multiple NFL offers during his USC tenure.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Oh man, and they play Kansas during Flood's||
Oh man, and they play Kansas during Flood's suspension. That is going to be must-see TV.
|4 weeks 14 hours ago||Good thing he only punched that||
Good thing he only punched that man's twig and berries, if he'd lovingly caressed them he would have been kicked out of school.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||It wasn't just the students, I was over in the||
It wasn't just the students, I was over in the southwest corner and Michigan fans were getting loud when we were on offense as well.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Small correction: Gary Andersen, not||
Small correction: Gary Andersen, not Anderson.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I was in middle school. A few teachers had heard||
I was in middle school. A few teachers had heard what happened and turned on their classroom TVs. That lasted for about 20 minutes until our principal unplugged the main cable connection and decided to pretend that nothing was amiss. Of course, that made things way worse because then the rumors started flying, some of which turned out to be true. Weird day.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||A friend of mine has a||
A friend of mine has a recording of The Victors being played by the MMB under the direction of Wilfred Wilson, so it's from sometime between 1915 and 1926. I believe it's the oldest known recording of the MMB playing The Victors.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||If a couple of sections||
If a couple of sections botching their marching formation is grounds for suspension, then a lot of band directors nationwide should be serving similar suspensions this season.
I 100% believe that the formation is the Enterprise and I 100% believe that the students who were to form the engineering hull unintentionally screwed up their intended shape.
I'll bet in future that the Kansas State band spends a lot more time doing "how to guide a line" lessons.
|5 weeks 13 hours ago||One of the things that's||
One of the things that's well-chronicled in the book is Brandon's bad relationship with the lettermen. Why did he have such an adversarial relationship with the lettermen, especially considering he is one? Was his own disappointment in his playing career a contributing factor?