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|1 day 20 hours ago||Valenti's initial reaction was the best||
For those of you who not know Detroit sports radio. Valenti (MSU moron) and Foster (worthless Detroit News sports columnist) have an afternoon show on WDFN 97.1. They are the most negative opinionated low lifes on sports radio and only behind Drew Sharp in the whole of local sports media. I can't believe that they actually get paid for what they do. They purposely denigrate all who call in!
Valenti's reaction to Harbaugh was "utter fear" and believed that it would happen because it is the worst case senario for his sparties because he knows MSU would return to irrelevent status.
I believe it was the first and only time he said something that was worth listening to.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||This is the reason we need Jim Harbaugh||
He is the only coach available out there with Bo's intensity.
He will take shit from no one!
Can't wait for Jim to backslap Urbie and Dumtonio after a game!
Remember when JIm stomped Pete and USC by 30 points. Try to imagine when he does this to Urbie and Dumtonio. No more playing not to lose ala Lloyd Carr. We need to put the fear in the rest of the Big Ten!
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Both of my sons||
Brian, born 9/10/97 and An"drew", born 1/14/99 after then current Michigan quarterbacks, Brian Griese and Drew Henson.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||His hand clapping style is ideal.....||
for being a professial greeter at Walmart or Meijer.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||It could be a good thing||
It takes the heat off the new AD to make the home run Football Coach hire. If Hacket fails on this hire it doesn't cost the new AD his job.
It would be bazarre that the new football coach could help to hire his own boss.
It gets the new coach in place sooner if hired before the new AD. But It lengthens Hackett's tenure and the search for the new AD.
I believe the reason why the Beilein hire was so successful was because of Tim McCormack's imput.
But who is available to provide that valuable imput on the football coaching hire without a very experienced AD?
|6 weeks 7 hours ago||uniforms need guidelines||
Boise State is restricted from wearing their all blue uniforms when playing at home on their blue field. I think the same thing needs to be done with all green uniforms used on a green field. And that includes MSU's all green uniforms.
You need sufficient contrast so that you can see the opposition's defense when on offense.
I'm surprized that thiis has not been brought up by opposing teams and coaches.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Look on the bright side.||
It'll give more opportunity to the overachieving walk-ons that everybody freaks out about. The Kovacs and Glasgow brothers of the world.
Nebraska at its peak was fueled by their walk-on program.
Pretty sad he would not want to even consider Michigan once the coaching situation is resolved. You wonder what he was basing his decision on in the first place. The players, the school, and the education must not have been much of a consideration.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Thanks I needed that!||
Harbaugh was the start of a great succession of Michigan quarterbacks to make the pros.
I'll never forget his victory guarantee over Ohio State.
I was surprized that there were no touchdown passes to Jamie Morris, the large number of TD passes Kattus caught, and how few Kolesar caught.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Toilet costume for Halloween at work and bar afterwards||
I was an architect working for an engineering firm in AA that designed Water and Wastewater treament plants. For Halloween I dressed up as a Toilet and during lunch hour I went around the office giving people "shit" (unwrapped baby ruth and snickers candy bars. I would say "now here is someone I want to give to some shit to...."
I was dressed in all white with a white hard hat, a toilet seat strapped to my waist with a weightlifting belt, a white laminated egg-crate box as a toilet tank with my arms stcking out the sides, a 1" pvc elbow as my flush handle, and a toilet roll dispenser strapped to my thigh, and I sat on a 12" high inverted white cyllinder planter.
After work I won a halloween costume contest at Bennigan's. I paraded around the bar telling toilet referenced jokes. "I'm the original Mt. T. I'm even self cleaning (as I wiped down my toilet seat). Would you believe I desgn wastewater treatment plants. I would stop and sit down on my planter base and spin around to show myself off in all directions. And of course I would hnd out my remaining unwrapped chocolate covered candy bars (shit) to all who dared except them.
I won the contest because I was a toilet with personality!
On halloween night I sat on my porch in my costume handing out candy to all the trick-or-treaters. The parents and kids loved it. Many pictures were taken by parents with their child seated on my toilet seat!
Years later kids in the neighborhood would still ask me if I was the Toilet who sat on my porch giving out candy.
|8 weeks 5 hours ago||I know the feeling.....||
I have watched every televised UM game since I attended my first game.
That was the 1969 UM - OSU game. The big upset of OSU in Bo's first OSU game.
I became a student in 1970.
Once upon a time ABC limited the number of games a team could appear on TV to three times a year. That would probably be ND, MSU, and OSU. But not necesssarily so. Sometimes it would include the 3rd best team in the Big Ten. and sometimes not even the ND game.
The thrilling 1980 ND game at ND (Wangler) where UM lost 29-27 on a last second FG was not televised. Supposedly the wind stopped blowing allowing a long 51 field goal to bearly clear the crossbar. I had to rely on the Ufer radio broadcast.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Incorrect on 17||
It was not greater than the 16 in 1969 game. But I do not know what the spread was.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Support any regent candidate that promises to remove Brandon!||
What ever happened to "leaders and best"?
Brandon is the follower, not the leader. And he sure doesn't care what is best or affordable for the students. Or what the real fans grew to love about the Michigan Football experience. He follows the Pro and the now university model of blasting music, corporate comercialism, and luxury boxes. He needs to be removed now!
Even the Pros are not as greedy as the "amateur" universities of today. The pros established the sports licenses as a one time charge to help finance new stadiums. Now the universities have used it as an annual gouge to finance all sorts of elaborate or unneeded facilities. And Michigan follows.
I preferred to donate my sports dollars to UM to help support student athletes than to make the Fords and Illiches richer. I wished to help provide scholarships for student athletes. But I was duped into paying for luxury boxes, a $25M rowing facility, or facilities for all the other sports I care nothing about such as soccer and lacrosse. I don't care about the overall sports trophy.
When I was in school college sports were part of the student experience. They were affordable and available to all students. The football team was great, the basketball team was good, and the hockey team was the worst in the league. But that didn't stop us students from attending and having fun. At hockey games, we formed a kazoo band from a group of friends from the dorm to play music between periods. It was great.
The sports are no longer affordable to the students. When I was a student in 1970, student football season tickets cost $14 for 6 games. Now they are $300, far more than the $100 they should cost if adjusted for inflation alone.
I used to have season tickets that I would buy through a colleage at work minus one big game a year. Then I would buy individual game tickets to take my two sons to a good non league opponent. Now it is just not worth going.
I got free tickets and attended the Utah game and tailgated across from the stadium for the first time. I thought this would be an asset, but even before the game they were playing loud "rap crap" music in the stadium ruining any experience I was hoping to get. Is this suppose to encourage people to get into the stadium earlier?
Apparently Brandon and his athletic department yes men don't like silence. Even when the band plays, they blast music a millisecond after they play ruining any chance for the crowd to cheer in appreciation. Where was the drum major bending over backwards touching his hat on the turf. They even ruined the "go vs.blue" cheer pitting halves of the crowd against each other. Now its "go" and "blue" from all with no enthusiasm.
I've had enough. I won't pay for this experience anymore. They will have to be free tickets. I use to reserve that privilege for Lions tickets alone.
I'll vote for any UM Regent candidate that promises to "remove Brandon"
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Skywriting suggestion||
We are done with the Michigan Brand!
|19 weeks 6 days ago||WTKA is the best local show||
Can't beat the podcast access where you can pick & choose what you wish to listen to on WTKA. Enjoy Sam & Ira and their daily guests. Their callers are the most educated you'll find locally.
Valenti, Foster, Sharp, and Caputo are all unlistenable. They all have inflated egos. They alway rehash what everybody talked about yesterday. They treat all their callers so poorly I would never even consider calling them. I know more about local sports than all of them put together. And to think that they actually get paid for what they do is unbelievable.
Karsch and Wojo are the best of the local Detroit shows. Too bad they are not teamed together. They both have a good sense of humor.
Feinstein is the best national guy I've heard. His topics are more varied and he knows how to interview guests.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||The circumstances as I recall from a previous post||
They were pulled over by the police because items were falling out of the rear hatch of the SUV.
The girlfriend was hanging out the passenger window.
Very stupid actions obviously drawing attention.
Hey Glasgow if you are going to drive drunk how about trying to drive sanely not drawing attention to yourself. NOT!
This isn't just a mistake; this is beyond stupidity.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||2 clueless buffoons saying nothing worth listening to.||
I have no respect for ESPN.
No stats. No fact. No data. No insight. Typical talking head nothingness.
Hey Andre ever lookup recruiting rankings of UM and MSU, obviously not from your clueless comment about MSU outrecruiting UM. How about recruiting rankings to substantiate your claim?
Millen is such a Ped State homie he can't even stay on the UM MSU topic and touts PSU. How pathetic.
Anybody who follows this site could talk circles around these clowns.
Could ESPN pick a more duo to talk about State of Michigan Big Ten Football. Two of the biggest busts in Lion football history; the worst GM in the history of the NFL and a typical heisman first round Lion quarterback bust.
Give me Brian Griese and Chris Spielman from ESPN. Commentators I respect with actual local accomplishments!
|23 weeks 2 days ago||1969 M-OSU, Bo's first and greatest win over OSU||
1) UM 24 - OSU 12
I attended the game with a high school football teammate and his father who was being recruited by Michigan.
This was my first UM game and, of course, the best and in the best seats I have ever sat in Michigan stadium. Our seats were on the east side of the stadium on the 40 yard line, 40 rows up, with many OSU fans around us.
OSU was undefeated, No. 1 in the country riding a 22 game win streak. This was Woody's best team ever. UM was a 16 point underdog.
3 interceptions by Barry Pearson. Numerous third down runs by fullback Garvey Craw getting first downs by only one yard to keep drives alive.
I was shocked at the number of OSU alum who were crying after the completion of the game!
2) 1971 UM 10 OSU 7 at Michigan stadium. Attended as a UM student.
UM Tom Darden picks off a pass with under a minute to play at midfield. Woody thought it should have been pass interference. He ran out on to the field to protest the call. He was so enraged that he tore up the first down marker. The entire crowd in response sang "Good Bye Woody, Good bye Woody. Good bye Woody, we hate to see you go" as the game ended.
It was so cool!
|34 weeks 3 days ago||You,re right. followers and mediocrity||
The seat license gouge was first installed at OSU and Penn State. We followed suit to upgrade facilities. I could justify the cost of tickets to support UM versus paying the price of local professional sports teams and lining the pockets of their owners.
UM's Track and Field building is a dump. Eastern has a much better facility than us. My sons run HS Track so I have seen both facilities during their events. I don't see spending any money on some stupid $40M rowing facility.
Brandon has also increased the size of the staff for the Athletic department by some 60%.
I'm sick that the football fans are being fleeced at the expense of all the non revenue sports. I don't care about the stupid all-around athletic trophy. Stanford has their entire athletic department endowed and will win it perpetually. I don't care about a soccer or lacrosse team.
I still can't believe that Brandon allowed UM to get screwed by the Big Ten by letting MSU getting two home games in a row and screwing the balance of our home schedule with MSU and OSU home games in the same year. Did anyone else get screwed like we did?
I am normally out of town visiting my parents over easter so I have not attended a spring game in a few years. I went this year and I was appalled by the piped in music even for that. Why do they do this? Who likes it? If you want to amplify or pipe in the band music to increase the experience ok. I want more Hawaian War Chant and Temptation!
|35 weeks 1 day ago||Student tickets are outrageous compared to 1970/1971||
I recall the following prices when I was a student back in 1970 / 1971:
1970 - 6 games / $14 x 6.18 inflation + 1 game adj = $100.91 in 2014 dollars
1971 - 7 games / $17 x 5.86 inflation = $99.62 in 2014 dollars
2014 - 7 games / $295
Athletics should be an integral part of the student experience! Not to glorify the athletic department or to provide elaborate facilities for all the non-revenue sports. The students need to be served instead of being abused. The university and board of regents need to readjust the priorities of college athletics.
I can recall attending hockey games when we were a very poor team in 1970 / 1971. Our dormmates would get together go to the game and perform the fight song between periods on our kazoos. I loved the comraderie and spirit.
Personally, I could care less about winning the all-around college athletic trophy. Stanford wins it because their entire athletic department is endowed and competes in several additional sports.
I have been priced out of the affordability of taking my two sons to a football game. I used to be able to justify it because it was better than lining the pockets of the owners of our local professional teams. Not any more!
|44 weeks 2 hours ago||Nobody in the Big Ten is consistently good||
Who cares about winning the Big Ten by default.
We need to take care of business and improve in every game. We appear to be incapable of playing defense. It seems every game somebody from the opposition lights us up and we have no answer for it. If we shoot poorly or our offense is not great we lose. It was embarrassing today. No adjustment in play or intensity until halftime. I would have hard fouled Kaminsky early aka the piston bad boy era. We need to play with a defensive edge like MSU. We need to put a hand up in the face of every player to try to disrupt their offense.
I see no run in either the Big Ten or NCAA tournament. Whatever momentum we had is now gone.
Stauskis is no longer a consistant offensive threat.
Walton and Irvin were a combined 1 of 13 today.
Someone earlier stated that neither Payne or Appling were playing today for MSMoo. Payne was playing for MSU today. Appling didn't, but he is mediocre for MSU. His poor play has helped MSU lose to us consistantly over the past 3 years. Their recent problem has been Gary Harris. He has sucked their last 3 games.
Of course against our poor defense he lit us up for 27.
|47 weeks 6 days ago||Replay available on ESPN 3||
If the game is broadcast on ESPN then the replay is available on ESPN 3 online about 1-2 hours after completion.
|1 year 1 week ago||What conference were the refs from?||
That phantom foul call with 24 seconds left put us behind the 8 ball and we never recovered.
You're suppose to choke on the whistle at that stage of the game.
Why isn't 3 seconds ever called anymore. Especially when players are camped under there getting offensive rebounds.
It really cheapens the game.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||I'd love two blowouts||
1. Sparty gets blown out by OSU so that they fall to 15 and don't make the Rose bowl or any other BCS bowl. Sparty loses whatever Florida based bowl they end up in.
2. OSU gets blown out in the Championship game by FSU. The Buckeyes, in frustration, have a number of guys thrown out for fighting at the end of the game.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Michigan 20 - MSmoo 17||
May the Knowledge be with me and with all of you who have predicted a Meeeshigan victory, so that we can right the anomaly that has occurred in the Universe, upholding THE KNOWLEDGE's original season prediction of 13-1!
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Glasgow and walk-ons||
Why are people so concerned that Glasgow, a walk-on, is starting? The sky is not falling. The best players play. So were Griese and Kovacs poor players? So what if they are not the most gifted athletes. Football smarts is a lot harder to gauge than height, weight, speed, and strength.
An integral part of the great Nebraska teams of the 1990s were their walk-ons. They had the best walk-on program in the nation. Nebraska, even back then, never had a top rated recruiting class. Similarly today, Wisconsin never seems to have highly rated recruiting classes. Yet they are in the mix for the Big Ten title every year.
Recruiting is not an exact science. You are targeting guys at 18. You are recruiting on where they are at at that point in time. Where they are going to be in 2-3 years or 4-5 years physically and mentally is an educated guess at best.
Some of the best players at Michigan have been 3-star recruits: Braylon Edwards, Jake Ryan
Furthermore, Michigan seems have had really bad luck with the success of their 5-star recruits.
Relax and enjoy the success of your team.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||1997 football championship items +||
1997 football national championship commemorative edition of Sports illustrated magazine.
1997 football national championship pennant
Michigan Wolverines Wheaties box.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||We didn't lose Burbridge to MSU||
We stopped recruiting Burbridge because he was an academic risk.
Michigan no longer wishes to recruit academic risks.
He failed 2 classes in the fall of his senior year and as a result was ineligible for HS Track.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Lets look at the real picture here||
Chris Webber laundered (took) $330,000 from a guy who ran an illegal numbers racket in the auto plants who was a basketball groupie, bitched that players should be paid or were entitled to the royalties that the fab five created, never apologized, never paid Ed Martin back the money he was "loaned". He did not grow up in poverty. He had a free ride to Country Day. Both his parents were teachers.
Are you proud of the Fab 5 wiping their butts on the logo on the center of MSU's Bball court? Are you proud of their legacy? I'm not. They underachieved.
Screwed the UM basketball program until the arrival of John Belein.
He was the only one of the Fab 5 to be on the take, but has selfishly stained their legacy.
He is the antithesis of a role model.
The other players on the take were all after the Fab 5 - Taylor, Traylor, and Bullick. Traylor was the only one to pay Ed Martin back.
I don't ever want him affiliated with Michigan Basketball again. I would never invite him back until he publically apologizes.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||M - 20 OSU - 17||
It's going to be a good ol' throwback game.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Winningest MI QB (Most Wins)||
Leach started 48 games, 38-8-2, started for all 4 years.
Leach did play in the Baylor game referenced above. It ended in a tie. He had less stats than Elzinga. I don't know who started or was playing at the time of the tying score.
Henne started 47 games, 33-14. Missed 3 games all wins by Mallett, and most of the fourth against Wisconsin, but he did start that game in '07.
Navarre started 42 games, 32-10. Started only 4 games as RS freshman in '00. I'll give him 2-1 record for that year. He was replaced by Henson against ILL at halftime trailing 21-7. A game Henson won 35-31.
Grbac started 39 games, 30-6-3. Started only 5 in '89, and only 10 in '92.