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|6 hours 3 min ago||They visit the graves of Bo, Ufer, and Yost on the grave walk||
As Ufer would say, "God bless his cotton pickin' Maize and Blue heart!"
Harbaugh must be my mental twin, I smash buckeyes after every UM - OSU game in joy or in frustration!
|1 day 15 hours ago||I won a bet with a buckeye at work.||
This was back in the nineties before UM won the 1997 national title.
He did not know that UM won an undisputed national title in 1948. He thought Michigan had never won a national title, except for the early ones that Yost won, and was adamant about it. So I bet him $10 that they had won a national title after 1940. I took the $10 and bought my infant son a Michigan sweatshirt at the Mden. At the company picnic a couple of month later I had my son wear his Michigan sweatshirt and proudly showed him what I did with the $10 I won in the bet.
|1 week 15 hours ago||Asterisks||
indicate letters earned.
|1 week 15 hours ago||Last weeks depth chart listed NT||
as Hurst and Glasgow
|1 week 2 days ago||Wait until Brian's UFR, Defense vs. Indiana||
on Thursday or Friday.
|1 week 3 days ago||That would be the 1996 UM @ OSU game||
Quick slant from Griese to Streets that resulted in a 69-yd TD in the second half that UM rode to a 13-9 victory over #2 OSU.
UM trailed 9-0 at the half.
|1 week 3 days ago||8 team playoff has always made sense to me||
Champs of the Big 5 conferences plus 3 more.
Being a conference champ does not have to rely on some other arbitrary subjective ranking.
How can that not be ideal?
|1 week 3 days ago||Poggi back to defense?||
I think we need him more on D than on O right now.
Was Kerridge playing today? I don't recall seeing him out there today.
|3 weeks 12 hours ago||Not every snap||
1/2 the first quarter is missing due to the ESPN idiots showing us TT vs. OSU game. My friend did not have ESPN 3 so I missed it too.
See replay of game on ESPN3 for missing 1/2 of first quarter.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Kareem was previously committed to Alabama.||
Lets get with the program!
|5 weeks 1 day ago||She was a local newspaper sports columnist from state||
who covered the sparties who left for supposed bigger and better things.
Not impressed with her at all.
While local, she wrote an article once about the chances of various football teams winning the BIG in mid season that was wrong and obviously flawed. I sent her an email response explaining why it was flawed. She sent me a response and acknowledged the mistake.
She never did correct her article.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||You Sir, are correct about Millen.||
He has the distinction of being the worst GM in the history of the NFL! How the Fords signed him to a second contract speaks volumes as to their legacy of ownership.
Why the BIG would want to expose him to Lion's fans is stupidity on their part.
I recall the last time he was doing one of our games and he had to add some senseless dribble praising PSU about something, which had nothing to do with our game.
|8 weeks 3 hours ago||This is the same Payne, who with his buddy Appling||
should have been dismissed prior to one of their NCAA runs because of their joint rape of a coed during their freshman year. This is far more serious than Gibbon''s indiscression, and he got dismissed. A pure double standard.
I wanted to puke everytime I heard that story of him befriending that little girl with cancer.
For the most complete story, google "Madness Surrounding Michigan State Basketball" for the sordid details. It was an article in the Huffington Post. But I have heard and read about it before ever seeing this article.
How they get away with this is beyond me. This could not happen in Ann Arbor.
|8 weeks 4 hours ago||He also lost his OC and Quarterback's coach,||
Doug Meachum, who was only there one year and left to go to TCU.
Plus Houston's O-line had a lot of problems that year.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||We have pro coaches who are used to changing on the fly.||
If not, you are lost in the NFL.
We have all successful coaches! That is why the NFL press was in denial that Harbaugh would go back to college. And he has assembled an amazing staff. Get used to the fact that it will be changing when they get offered promotions in the future. But it will also serve to provide a future successor.
Giving up a TD on the first drive against Oregon State reminded me of the '97 Champtionship team, whose defense was number one in the country. The opponents first drive was their best drive. Adjustments were made and it was typically lock down from there on out.
But I must admit that BYU defense was truly awesome! Our debacks have now learned to be the lockdown type and playing the type of agressive hands-on approach that is now being allowed. The same type of coverage that made MSU's defense.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||I think this is a cheap money move that will backfire||
This smells like a Chris Illitch move.
If I was a season ticket holder I would not renew after hearing this.
The loss of season ticket sales will make the money saved by not firing Ausmus look like chump change.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||McDonough is terrible. I can't stand him.||
He says the same thing over and over and over and over. The same negative stats about UM. It must be piped into his ear. Once is enough.
I lost respect for Spielmann when he and McDonough started debating how many Michigan players could play on OSU during a recent UM broadcast.
What the F was the point of that. Let's put down UM. The majority of the viewers are UM fans unless we are playing OSU. Are they trying to alleniate the vast majority of the people viewing the game?
This is why I would rather listen to the UM radio team. Too bad radio no longer syncs with the TV.
The best play by play man was Chris Jackson. He was teamed with a revolving door of color commentators. None of which stood out to me.
I really liked the Nessler / Bob Griese combo. Hester is now no longer as good as he use to be.
The best color commentator of all time was Hank Stram, the ex Kansas City Chiefs coach. He would always predict a couple of plays in advance when a screen or draw was coming because the defense was overcommitting to the pass rush. George Allen, the ex Ram's and Redskin's coach also had that same knack. Unfortunately he was not a commentator very long.
I recently watched the 1986 Fiesta Bowl, where UM beat Nebraska. Dick Enberg / Merlin Olsen did the game. I forgot what a great combo they were together.
It was so cool that Jackson / Bob Griese did the 1998 Rose Bowl where his son Brian led Michigan over Washington State to capture the 1997 National Championship. Bob played it perfectly and didn't show any emotion until the very end of the game.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||He's living in Florida||
working as a manager for a large copier company.
He went to Novi Catholic Central. His Rose Bowl Michigan jersey is on display in their trophy case.
My son, a recent CC graduate, caddied in his foursome at Birmingham Country Club two years ago with another Michigan grad. He came home and told me a man in his group went to CC and played football at Michigan and his last name began with a M.
The first names that popped into my head were Mohler and Mallory, but of course they did not go to CC. Then it struck me. Holy shit! Mark Messner was in your foursome. He was one of the greatest defensive linemen in Michigan history.
He was drafted by the LA Rams. Because of his small size, they tried to make him a linebacker. He never made the transition and only played a couple of years.
With the Fiesta Bowl victory over Nebraska, the 1986 MI team with Harbaugh, Morris, Messner, Hammerstein, etc finished ranked No.2 in th country. Bo's highest ranked team to finish the season. Messner was the Fiesta Bowl MVP.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Those lyrics were from the Dick Purtan Show||
Longtime Detroit area radio morning show host with his comedic sidekicks.
Here's the whole song. Had to be modified when Hayes was no longer coach!
Liquidate Ohio State
|10 weeks 7 hours ago||Anywhere around row 70||
This is the level where you enter in. Easy in and out. High enough to give you a good perspective anywhere around the entire stadium. Saves you a lot of money if your seats are in the end zone.
If you want to sit between the 30's I'd opt for around row 40-50. This is where I sit during the spring game when you can pick your own seat.
The more seats in your tolerance zone the better chance of geting a more competitive price.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Writer doesn't know what a gopher looks like?||
Clink on the link from the dailydot above.
What a lazy journalist! In this era of the internet this is just unacceptable to not know the difference between a chipmunk and a gopher.
A chipmunk has stripes. A gopher does not.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||kids can stand on the bleacher seats||
in lieu of the concrete if the crowd is standing. I took my kids at that age. Higher is better becuse the crowd is less likely to be standing, but there is no guarantee.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Our Oline and running backs suck||
Only saw one hole all night. Only saw push from our Oline once all night toward the very end of the game. I hope Utah's Dline is really that good! I guess we will find out in the next couple of games. But I think its because our oline sucks. It appears we really miss Miller. How can all these 4-star guys be this bad!
Its pretty bad that the only time you notice our Oline is when they wiff badly. How about making some holes. 4th and short, Kalis pulls and blocks no one. He should have hit the first red jersey he saw.
In defense of DeVeon, its pretty tough to run when there are no holes.
Drake Johnson is the only guy with vision who knows how to set up his blocks with his sharp cuts. I didn't see anything from any of the running backs last night. I'm sure Drake would have cut to the outside on the run DeVeon blindly ran into the pile. I hope he comes back for BYU.
The reason for running the ball is to set up play action off the run fake.
Why didn't we run any other play action other than the bootleg?
|11 weeks 5 days ago||The PI on Peppers was total BS||
That would never had been called in the NFL. Peppers had position. The receiver not only ran through him and but even grabbed him and tried to throw him aside.
College refs have to forget about solely relyng on the the turning the head back for the ball when calling PI. The NFL has progressed beyond that "general rule". Lazy ref call.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Hilarious commercials!||
Unfortunately the gophers could never live up to that hype. They haven't won the BIG since 1960.
I know, I attended both UMs (Michigan and Minnesota). I have the unforunate experience of seeing the golphers beat the wolverines in 1977 and 1986 in person. I claimed that I was prrobably the only person to do so.
Minnesota's football team has been OK at best, 7-4.
Now, when I attended, their Hockey team won the national championship and the basketball team won the BIG.
What a ridiculous nickname. Strikes fear in their opponents. There was a movement when I was a student in the mid 70's to change their name to the Timber Wolves. Unfortunately it never happened!
|13 weeks 4 hours ago||It created an imbalance on both MSU and UM schedules||
MSU now has OSU and UM both home and away on alternating years just like us. This sucks for both schools. I think MSU did it in order to get 2 home games in a row to help them win a BIG title now.
Going forward it doesn't make sense. Bad for both schools.
I cannot see how we will ever get it corrected.
By allowing this to happen, Dave Brandon was an idiot.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Barry Sanders, Vinnie Johnson, Adrian Dantley, jim Northrup||
Barry Sanders at the Tulsa airport. He checked into the flight 5 minutes before boarding. He sat 2 rows ahead of me on the flight.
I came up with the perfect line, but unfortunately it was a day later.
I was going to ask him "Are you the brother of the famous Northwestern running back, Byron Sanders."
I'm sure that would have brought a smile to his face.
Adrian Dantley at the checkout counter of the original Dunham's at NW & Orchard Lake Rd.
Vinnie Juhnson, Kelly Tripuka, and Jim Northrup in the same night at Ginopolos at 12 mile and Middlebelt.
Talked to Jim Northrup for about 15 minutes. He was lamenting about how little money he made with the Tigers compared to the players of today.
|17 weeks 1 hour ago||ESPN3 has replays of all of their ABC / ESPN games||
about an hour after their conclusion. They are available for a couple of days (not sure exactly how long). Great way to catch games you missed or did not have initial access to.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Portage Lake or Island Lake State Park||
Portage Lake, Waterloo Recreation area. There is both a state and a county park on the lake. I'd check out the county park first. The state park has a campground and may be more crowded. West of AA, NE of Jackson. Can't remember which of the two parks I once visited though, but it was nice.
Island Lake State Park, Kent Lake, (Kensington iMetro Park is on the east side of the lake) Far less developed and crowded than Kensington.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||My earliest favorite rock songs||
Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
Sunshine of your Love - Cream
Ramblin' Gamblin' Man - Bob Seger
Journey to the Center of the Mind - Amboy Dukes (Ted Nugent)
Late sixties -
Suite Judy Blue Eyes - Crosby, Stills and Nash
Fire - Jimi Hendrix
Light My Fire - The Doors
Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You - Led Zeppelin
Nights in White Satin - Moody Blues