|16 hours 39 min ago||1. Leach 2. Franklin 3.||
|1 day 3 hours ago||My pic is on the board it's||
My pic is on the board it's only fair that we get to see what the OP looks like too.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Cluck. Hey....at least it's a||
Hey....at least it's a super nice pic of me with the tragic hero.
|1 day 4 hours ago||My man my MAN! Truer words||
My man my MAN! Truer words have never been spoken but then again maybe they have. I was thinking the exact same thing except different in a nice way. She said it to me the other day when she went all "la-de-da" like she always does when it happens. It always happens now doesnt it? Who can say who can say righ?
So then off she went again and brought it home and then she says to me "hey do you still have it or what?" and I go "have it- of course I have it where else would it be" and she says "right" so I go "right". So maybe I was wrong and I was thinking that the other day too. Right?
|1 day 12 hours ago||I went to the ND game in 2006||
I went to the ND game in 2006 and domers everywhere were wearing t shirts that proudly proclaimed "Rockne, Parseghian, Holtz & Weiss"
Before we stomped their guts out that day they truly thought they had the next great ND coach at the helm. That's why they overpaid him.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Remember when the Black Hawks||
Remember when the Black Hawks won like their first 25 games or something this season?
Yeah I dont either.
GO WINGS GO!
|1 day 16 hours ago||Care to she'd some light on||
Care to she'd some light on that statement? I've been a wings fan since the days of the production line and roger crozier and I've never felt that at all.
|1 day 16 hours ago||But, but he has incredible||
But, but he has incredible range as a writer, reporter and personality.
|2 days 11 min ago||I'm amazed that anybody is||
I'm amazed that anybody is surprised that Hangover part III sucks. Face it - the key element in the original Hangover was the surprise that audience and each of the central characters shared as they peeled back the past to discover what had already happened. That is was shared by four people and not just one very hungover individual is a pretty unique concept in both a movie and real life (thankfully). So to try and repeat something unique destroys the very concept the original was predicated on.
Sorry Hollywood but some concepts and some movies simply CANNOT have sequels no matter how badly you want to extend the financial gain of the "franchise". Would anybody be surprised if JFK II, Sixth Sense II or More Life of Pi would be bad movies? There simply was no more story to be told or no surprise left to uncover.
Nobody should be surprised by the Hangover III being horrible too. It was destined to be.
|2 days 23 hours ago||When Michigan’s band traveled||
When Michigan’s band traveled to the Cowboys Classic in Dallas last season for the Wolverines’ game with Alabama, it cost the university an estimated $400,000. The decision to send the band came after heavy criticism when it was announced they would not make the trip.
I'm just counting my blessing that the players and coaching staff still get to go to the away games. When somebody figures out exactly how much money we'd save by keeping them home we might be in trouble.
|2 days 23 hours ago||I remember that feeling. I||
I remember that feeling. I think I first had it back when Billy Sims retired in 1984.
|2 days 23 hours ago||My 8 year old is on the left.||
My 8 year old is on the left. The kid on the right is somebody else's
|3 days 23 hours ago||Whoosh..........||
|4 days 1 hour ago||And the Lions play the||
And the Lions play the winner?
|4 days 11 hours ago||WTF is going on at ND? My||
WTF is going on at ND? My guess is that when the players are being recruited they get to meet this Brian Kelly....
And who wouldnt want to play for a fun-loving irshman with a twinkle in his eye like that? I mean he's practicaly a leprechaun wouldnt you say?
Then they get on campus and start practice and then they get to meet THIS Brian Kelly
And decide perhaps other schools might be better options for the next four years.
|4 days 20 hours ago||One comment in almost 11||
One comment in almost 11 hours (ok now two that i've put something in here) has got to be some sort of a record right? I clicked on figuring the thread had to be locked for some awful thing the OP said but no....it's just a nice, well-researched normal thread that seemingly got lost today in the excitement of Miguel's jumping mishaps and the problems Georgia Tech faces in photshoping.
Nice work Blueheron - maybe you should ask the mods to move this to the diary's as it's pretty good stuff you've put together here that certainly warrants more attention than it's recieved IMO.
|4 days 23 hours ago||This guy doesnt think so.||
This guy doesnt think so.
|4 days 23 hours ago||"Plenty of Wolverines on the||
"Plenty of Wolverines on the Lions" - can you take at stab at identifying those that they drafted cause I'd love to hear which ones you are referring to.
And they wanted to draft Denard but what? They forgot to do so for the first four rounds and it only dawned on them after the first 134 players had been taken that he was still available?
|4 days 23 hours ago||I dont know what the deal is||
I dont know what the deal is but it sure seems like in my lifetime the Detroit pro teams seem to avoid Michigan players like the plague. They dont mind the MSU guys as much (Kelser, Cleeves, Abdelkader, Stanton, ect) but when it comes to Michigan guys it sure feels like they would rather draft just about anyone else.
Did we piss off the General Managers of the Pistons, Lions, Red Wings en masse at a party or something? And it's been this way since I was kid in the late 60's so Michigan guys getting passed over for reasons unknown has a LONG history it would seem.
|4 days 23 hours ago||I'm guessing these "things"||
I'm guessing these "things" are being driven by a bunch of guys my age sitting in a room trying to do something them college kids will think is neat-o.
|5 days 45 min ago||I'm guess a dude about 25||
I'm guess a dude about 25 years or so pretending to be someone much older but maybe that just me.
|5 days 15 hours ago||Sadly for me as great as his||
Sadly for me as great as his career was, the memory that remains burned into my brain when the name Jim Smith is mentioned is not a good one. Ranked #1 in the country where they had been for the past 8 weeks, Michigan got into a dogfight at Purdue and trailed 16-14 with time running out when Smith got behind the secondary and Ricky Leach dropped a pass right on the money that sadly Smith dropped. Later in the game we missed (allegedly) a game winning field goal that at least Bob Ufer thought was good and Michigan suffered their first defeat of the season.
|1 week 1 day ago||Thank you guys for||
Thank you guys for summarizing and reporting what is being said. I'm out of state and cant listen on line right now so your posting is much appreciated.
|1 week 1 day ago||Here's another difference. In||
Here's another difference. In the Spartan Bob game we 100% would've won had the correct calls been made and the officiating wasnt "questionable" it was out and out wrong. While the 2006 OSU game was absolutely bigger in scope, the Crable call - even if it's not made - didn't 100% lead to our winning. The way that game went we might've scored and they probably would've scored right back. Or we might not have scored at all. There is no way to know what would've happened in those final three minutes and like you accurately said. While it was a bad call in Michigan's eyes it wasnt like it was such a terrible call that the term "Spartan Bob" became known nation-wide as slang for insider cheating and the freaking NCAA CHANGED THE RULES on who was allowed to manage the clock during home games. I'd say a rule change forbidding schools from using locals instead of officials to run the scoreboard is a pretty big damn deal - Crable's hit didnt cause any consternation anywhere outside of Ann Arbor.
|1 week 1 day ago||What happened? I missed||
What happened? I missed that thread.
|1 week 1 day ago||Hmmmm not sure if Crable's||
"Worst Call Ever?" Ahhhhhh youth.
And this one too....
And certainly this one....
And while no picture exists that I can find I'd toss in the phantom holding call in the 1990 Rose Bowl that robbed Bo of winning his last game.
|1 week 1 day ago||I predict Timmy's going to||
I predict Timmy's going to one of those players in a few years where we all say "where the Hell was THAT when he was playing in AA?" I think he's got all the tools, the right mental attitude and is just a generally good all around person. I wish him nothing but success and i LOVE hearing that he's doing well in these drills.
As much as I wasnt surprised when Darius went pro too early and dropped to mid 2nd round I predict just the oppostie for THJ. I think he's coming off the board much quicker than people generally expect and I think he made the exact right choice in coming out now.
Good for him.
|1 week 2 days ago||I keep holding out for ACTUAL||
I keep holding out for ACTUAL throwbacks cause I think we've got some pretty good ones we could legitimately bust out of the wardrobe closet. In the early 70's we went all white with the away uni's for a couple of years. I think dressed up with some additional yellow side piping these would look pretty cool AND what satisfy both the tradionalists and the kids wanting something "new".
|1 week 2 days ago||You missed absolutely nothing||
You missed absolutely nothing by not clicking. There is exponentially more humor embedded in my comments saying there was no humor than there was in that stupid video.
|1 week 2 days ago||As I've said in about 50||
As I've said in about 50 other threads...any video posted here with the "this is the funniest thing you've ever seen" or other such hyperbole attached to it will not only not be funny....it will SUCK. And Liquid Dream is no exception.
Anybody saying this is funny either has zero sense of humor, has a financial stake in the video or is high as a kite. Or all three.
|1 week 2 days ago||You are right. I had it out||
You are right. I had it out and basically pussed out at the last minute and went with the yellow tie cause my Michigan tie didnt go with my black suit.
At least that's the story I'm going with. But truthfully I just pussed out.
|1 week 2 days ago||Yes I did. A good friend of||
Yes I did. A good friend of mine was George Lilja who was an All-American under Bo and ended up here in Northern Ohio when his pro career ended. George asked me if wanted to help out (which I obviously did) so we went up to AA with a LOT of ex-players who had settled in or were from this area and met with Chmiel. We all got lists of players to watch but more than anything our job was to "vet" the players character by getting to know his friends and the type of people he hung out with. TRUST ME - attend a high school game and tell a few people that you're there recruiting for Michigan and you'll get a lot of attention fast. We would find out who the players buddies were, sit with them, and then just listen to the conversation during the game. It was amazing how much you could learn about who was a studier, had a job, liked to smoke pot, you name it by just listening to the friends talk. We also watched games obviously but in our capacity as unoffical recruiters we were signficantly limited in the amount of personal contact we could make. When Bob left for ND in 94 that pretty much ended my recruiting career.
No Bob is no longer affiliated with ND or Michigan and is on the speaking/consulting circut now. Ironically he was very good friends with my sister (next door neighbors actually) during his time in Ann Arbor and is one hell of a nice guy and fantastic recruiter. My sister keeps in touch with him or at least she used to but I havent heard anything lately.
It was a lot of fun.
|1 week 2 days ago||Hey....can i get an avatar||
Hey....can i get an avatar ruling BEFORE I go to all the time and trouble of putting up a new one only to find out it's NTFMK? Is this ok or not?
Wifey got a new M bikini and I'd like to use the pic if the powers that be dont consider this "offensive". What say yee?
|1 week 2 days ago||How's this?||
<I put up a good one but in deference to Mrs Kass I took it back down>
|1 week 2 days ago||Never hurts to try though now||
Never hurts to try though now does it?
I got to talk to him for about 5-10 minutes last night but we were interrupted literally every 30 seconds or so. What I posted was just a snippet of a much longer email:
"Dear Coach Tressel:
Thank you speaking last night at the Manny Awards. I’ve been to quite a few of these events through the years and your speech was definitely the most entertaining and memorable I can remember. I appreciate you making the time for us and it was nice meeting you in person again.
I am the tall man from Michigan who spoke to you briefly before we entered the hall. While I grew up in Michigan and went to school there I have lived in Northern Ohio since 1987. I met you many years ago at the Northern Ohio high school academic All-American banquet held at Landerhaven when Lloyd Carr was the keynote speaker. If memory serves that evening was one of your first “official” events as the coach of the Buckeyes and you attended it directly after flying back from the Big 10 coaches meeting in Orlando. You and I were both sneaking out early during the film at the end of the evening (you to take your mom home and me to take my son home) and we spoke for several minutes when the two of them decided they needed to use the restroom at the same time. I’m sure you don’t remember that evening but I do as I recruited for Michigan here in northern Ohio for several years in the early to mid 90’s under Bob Chemiel and I was struck by how differently you treated me than my personal experiences with John Cooper. You were friendly and nice to me even though I was wearing a Michigan polo shirt (and made a smart aleck comment) when I’m sure all you wanted to do was get your mom home and begin the drive back to Columbus. Thank you for your kindness and your time.
If you’re still reading this email I do have one football question I wanted to ask you last night but time and opportunity obviously did not permit. During your tenure at OSU you definitely created “fortress Ohio” and made recruiting nearly impossible for Michigan. As you well know, if you wanted an Ohio kid you got him. And my Alma Mater absolutely HAS to recruit successfully in Ohio to stay on par with OSU given the relatively poor state of Michigan High School football relative to Ohio. The “zero sum gain” of you keeping all the Ohio kids in Ohio not only strengthen the Buckeyes it weakened Michigan and, while I no longer actively recruit, I’m fascinated that Meyer does NOT seem to be following your lead and is definitely letting us back in. We are not only competitive for the first time since 2000 we are winning recruiting battles head-up and that simply did not happen while you were the Head Coach. Very long preamble to the actual questions. One, why do you think Coach Meyer is foregoing your “Ohio first” recruiting mentality and two; do you think he’ll regret it in the long term?
Once again thanks for your time both last night and now in reading my long-winded email. I really do hope things work out for you so you can coach again if that is your goal – as much as I disliked seeing my team lose to you consistently, I have always respected you and remembered that evening where you gave me and my son a bit of your time way beyond what was expected or even deserved.
|1 week 2 days ago||You're right it does. I||
You're right it does. I debated on posting it given how silly I look but I figured what the hell. If you cant post a picture of yourself looking like a complete idiot amoungst friends where can you post it?
|1 week 2 days ago||I was suppose to. They told||
I was suppose to. They told us originally all the winners would be at the head table but then they changed things and had the corporate sponsers sit up front instead. My guess is that there was a LOT of people here in this area who wanted to be there so "money talks" and the guys footing the bill if you will got to sit next to Jim.
He spoke about the importance of teamwork in accomplishing goals, that people need to carry an attitude of gratefullness more often (said it got him through some very tough times) and his father. It seems his dad was quite the track star in his day and ran with the oldest living fastest human (sorry forgot his name) way back in the day. LIke I said, he's actually a pretty decent guy when you meet him in person and is absolutely LOVED here in Ohio.
|1 week 3 days ago||Amen brother. Their complete||
Their complete almost en masse denial that anyone (outside of Sandusky) did ANYTHING wrong coupled with their refusal to accept saintly JoePa's removal from deity status ripped any shrad of compassion I had for the fan base away. You want sympathy for how that big mean ol media is treating your school? Try ackowledging there was a HUGE problem that got buried by powerful men with an agenda at your school and then reach out to the victims to see if they need any help.
Until then.....FUCK PSU.
|1 week 3 days ago||Shaq-Diesel laughs at that||
Shaq-Diesel laughs at that claim.....
|1 week 3 days ago||Yup...giving up sports to||
Yup...giving up sports to pursue your Rap star dreams. Sounds like an idea that's absolutely got success written ALL over it. I mean....how could this possibly go wrong?
|1 week 3 days ago||IF he makes the team you||
IF he makes the team you mean. You guys do realize that undrafted FA's have a very, very slim chance of making the team right? And it's not like Sam was snapped up by the Raiders the first day after the draft either.
Unfortunately the same core problem Sam had in college (size) becomes much worse in the NFL.
|1 week 3 days ago||The 2012 NBA Draft and it's||
The 2012 NBA Draft and it's four Kentucky first round draft picks disagree.
|1 week 3 days ago||"At what point does something||
"At what point does something become an out-and-out lie?"
I found these links at the bottom of the article you referenced to especially prescient:
More Inside the Irish
*Hoke says Irish ‘chickening out’ of Michigan series
*Te’o begins life in the NFL
|1 week 4 days ago||#7 Rocks!||
|1 week 6 days ago||And you realize that from||
And you realize that from 1970 to 1983 our record was 13-1 and from 2002-2007 our record was 6-0 making the years you conveniently omitted from my nearly 40 year look-back 19-1.
So when we add in the years you'd like to forget about that we went 19-1 and add in the years you'd like to count where we went 11-7 we went 30-8 which seems pretty dominant to me.
|1 week 6 days ago||"What can a school like||
"What can a school like Michigan State do? Not much."
That's not true. When selling MSU the coaching can point to their superior athletic tradition.....no wait.....they can point to their decade-long dominance in the rivalry....no damn....ok they can show the recruit their superior facilities......ok forget that.....they can lean on their academic standing....no........ok how about the coaching staff itself?.....nevermind.
Hell....i would seriously hate to have recruit for MSU.
|1 week 6 days ago||"If you think they hate us||
"If you think they hate us now, wait until we've strung together several successive wins against them."
Oh man I cannot wait for that to happen. It will remind me of what it was like through the late 60's.....all of the 70's.......all of the 80's.......all of the 90's.....and 2000's up to 08.
So in-other-words....basically my entire life OTHER than that blip from RR until year one of Brady.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||How ironic. My company||
How ironic. My company produces a nerve stimulator/locator that surgeons use intra-operatively to both locate nerves and do threshold testing. Today at lunch I'm eating my lunch while watching videos of procedures for possible posting on our website that were exponentially more graphic than that picture and featured lots of live footage of open wounds. As I'm sitting there eating my leftover no fat spinich pie it dawns on me that a couple of years ago I would've puked instantly seeing what I was watching and now it's no big deal at all.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Hopefully never cause mGotOld||
Hopefully never cause mGotOld seems like the aging process has stopped. And as much as I dislike the thought of being 61 I'd rather not be MGoDead anytime soon thank you very much.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I started to get excited then||
I started to get excited then I realized that when they kick-off the game in 2020 I will be 61 years young. Took a bit of the luster off the news for me anyways.
That's real MgrowmutherfuckingOld. Stupid time. Stupid aging process.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Goss's apology needs to start||
Goss's apology needs to start with this.....
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I think we have one home game||
I think we have one home game cause the B1G knows we dont bitch about such things so they capitulate to the schools that do. It's like that, IMO, for a lot of stuff where we seemingly get the short end of the stick compared to other B1G schools. I wish our Athletic Department sometimes didn't "play nice" for the greater good of the conference and instead said HELL NO - we are playing at home and you're going to put another luminary school on the road instead.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I agree with the above||
I agree with the above opinions re baseball pitchers and helmets. My guess is that in just a few years the sight of pitchers wearing nothing but a cap will seem odd and will generate the same "WTF were THEY thinking?" type reactions that this picture does.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||No it was literally. I||
No it was literally. I believe that is Titus himself in the Gif you posted.
But seriously....there is stupid and their is Titus level stupid. I'm pretty sure Vince Young thinks he's a dumb ass.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Wow dude you have certainly||
Wow dude you have certainly retreated into massive mega-neg points. What the heck did you do?
I'm guessing that's why no more "love Jdon" signatures right?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||In the words of the late,||
In the words of the late, great John Wayne....
"Life is hard. It's harder when you're stupid"
Again I'll set the over/under Wonderlic score line at 12. I mean you have to be seriously dumb to do the things he's done over the past two years and literally toss away tens of millions of dollars in the process.
And people wonder why the NFL gives everybody a standardized intellegence test. The sad thing is they then ignore the results and wonder why they have trouble with players down the road.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Can Justin or MGoSoftball||
Can Justin or MGoSoftball please explain the criteria the B1G uses to select which team gets to host the tournament? I don't think it's set in advance so I'd really like to know how the #2 team gets home field while the #1 team has to travel.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Not far from where I live||
Not far from where I live either. I was travelling back to Ohio from New Hampshire yesterday when the story broke and I couldnt believe what I was seeing. I remember vividly the searches, the candlelight vigils and sadly, Amanda's mom passing away of a broken heart before her daughter was found.
It sure makes you wonder how a person could do something like this to other people for 10 years while keeping all outside appearances "normal". I cant imagine being able to sleep at night much less function in society. And now they say his brothers were involved somehow? It boggles the mind.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Ill put the over/under on Mr||
Ill put the over/under on Mr Smith's Wonderlic score at 12
|3 weeks 1 day ago||As a kid growing up I would||
As a kid growing up I would usually go to one or two games a year from 1967 - 1974 when my brother and sister were in undergrad and then dental school.
As a student from 1978 - 1981 I went to all home games EXCEPT the damn Indiana game made famous by Anthony Carter (went to CMU for the weekend). And yes, we got there on time.
I lived on the west coast after graduation until 1987. Then I came home and got seasons tickets so I've been to almost every home game between 1987 and today. Usually one road game a year and I've been to the 1986, 1997 & 2004 Rose Bowls, the 2012 Sugar Bowl and the 2013 Outback Bowl.
I think the exact number is a shitload.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Wow i had no idea we were||
Wow i had no idea we were "getting all the breaks". I'm so glad the unbiased announcers who just happen to live in Los Angeles pointed that out to me.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||You can do anything you want.||
You can do anything you want. My point is a downvote, absent of anything else, is the electronic equivilent of yelling "you suck" to someone and I cannot possibly see how or why that would apply here. And again, IMO, in real life if the Mathlete or anyone else showed someone the results of a lot of work they did pro-bono I simply dont believe anyone but a complete asshole would look at it and say "you suck" and leave.
But hey, maybe I'm in the minority here being old. I just fail to see the value in being mean to other people with little or no purpose behind it other than being mean. You obviously see it differently.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I'm sorry but yes it does.||
I'm sorry but yes it does. Human decency dictates that when somebody does a LOT of work as the Mathlete obviously has you do NOT criticize his work unless you've got something better to offer or you think his conclusions could potentially harm someone.
In real life nobody would ever walk up to a co-worker, friend or family member who had expended a ton of energy and time on a project and say "that sucks" and walk away. That's the problem with the blogoshpere in general - it's considered ok to be an asshole and its really not. Either here or in reality.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||If this means that Gary||
If this means that Gary Danielson can show the SEC less love then I'm all for it.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I was thinking the exact same||
I was thinking the exact same thing. I'm guessing the thought process went something like this......."Hmmm.....the absolutely free analysis that this MATHLETE charachter has provided is not to my liking. I prefer my free analysis done on others free time at no cost to me to be prepared better and demonstrate statistical consistency more in line with my preferences. Next time, perhaps, this Mathlete will take a little more time and prepare his free work in a format I like better."
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Infinity calls The vastness||
The vastness of space runs on
All know Ohio sucks
|3 weeks 1 day ago||FWIW: At the Outback Bowl I||
FWIW: At the Outback Bowl I was on a fishing boat with Alex, his dad and his brother Brad who plays for Penn State. At least on the back of a fishing boat it was between Michigan & Notre Dame although he mentioned Georgia as a possibility which I havent seen mentioned anywhere.
Dad (who played for Notre Dame) said he encouraged his sons to make their own decisions and not be influenced by what other family members did. It almost sounded to me like he (dad) would prefer Alex to play someplace other than Michigan, Notre Dame or Penn State so he could forge his own legacy outside the shadow of anyone else.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||The daddy mack will make ya||
The daddy mack will make ya
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Correction to your||
Correction to your correction. RDT was a fake Alabama fan AND a poster known as "Wolverine in a bag" or WIAT for short
|3 weeks 3 days ago||The things you learn on the||
The things you learn on the board these days. I had no idea that I could save those 30-45 seconds wasted typing my words (like I am now) and instead RECITE these pearls of wisdom into my phone instead.
Now, given that anytime I use the voice feature on my phone the command "call Gordie" would be stated back "did you say order french fries?" then I'm sure my first attempt at reciting a post would resemble something posted by BRCE on a bad day.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Off topic but I have to ask||
Off topic but I have to ask this. Lately you've been all over the board with very strong insight and (to my untrained eye anyways) excellent comments and suggestions. You and I joined the board at roughly the same time but for the life of me I don't remember seeing you post before quite recently. Can I ask if you were a lurker and just now coming out? And if so what prompted the flurry of activity?
Don't get me wrong. I really like your comments so by all means keep it up. I just wondered what happened that got you engaged all of a sudden.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||So........I'm guessing that||
So Brian........I'm guessing based on your comments that you think Sweet Al and Sexy Rexy would've been the QB/OC match made in football heaven?
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I guess this does prove to||
I guess this does prove to some extent that if Manti was hoping for a new start in a new city where he could put all that "fake girlfriend" nonsense behind it aint happening there anytime soon.
That dude needs to take some of the money he's about to get and hire a full time PR person to do nothing but try and help restore what's left of his image as a football player and not some naive, doofus whose very name has become synonomis with being increadibly stupid and gullible.
Amazing what one event can do to a person's reputation. I'm sure there are a lot of people who use the term "Moellered" to describe somebody insanely drunk who have no idea its origins. Manti Teo is heading down that road too....and fast!
|3 weeks 4 days ago||That was one heck of a long||
That was one heck of a long set-up to the punch line. But I did enjoy the unexpected history lesson.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||RGIII wishes to introduce||
RGIII wishes to introduce himself to IndyBlue90 as well.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I'm sure this has it's roots||
I'm sure this has it's roots in a joke I must've missed.
But hey...Go Blue! Great job winning the Sugar Bowl.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||And a CENTER! Don't forget||
And a CENTER! Don't forget that one too.
Seriously though good for him. I'm pretty sure one of my son's is too and candidly weather he is or isnt doesnt change how I feel about him one iota. I love him and want nothing but happiness for him regardless of who he chooses to spend his life with.
As stated earlier, it will nice when these type of revelations will be as newsworthy as someone "coming out" as left-handed or liking mustard on their hamburgers. I'm glad he had the courage to do so and I DO think he's a hero for being the first to openly admidt it publically. Hopefully others will be encouraged and will go and do likewise.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Having watched many a Wings||
Having watched many a Wings team through the years just crush it in the regular season only to watch them flame out in round 1 I would dearly love it if the skate was on the other foot for a change and the Wings won.
The only thing that would make it sweeter would be if we got outshot something like 46 to 17 every game and we won through a combination of Howard absolutely standing on his head for the entire series and a bunch of fluke, lucky, you'll never see that again type goals for the good guys.
Cause Lord knows I've watched enough of that going against us over the past 21 seasons.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Aaaaaaaand me||
|3 weeks 5 days ago||But that's just it....I||
But that's just it....I couldnt Google it. I entered in about 15 different ways to word the question and got nothing. I'm sure somebody has the data (somebody here ALWAYS has the data) so I am honestly and unsnarkingly asking.....what are the odds of a 5th round pick making a team? I'm sure the answer is out there - I just cannot find it.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||So was he it? Did every||
So was he it? Did every other player get cut besides Tom? If so then the odss are REALLY stacked against Denard on this one.
Besides he doesnt count. TB was picked in the 6th round and DR went in the 5th.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Before anybody rushes out and||
Before anybody rushes out and buys NFL Sunday Ticket, does anybody know the odds of 5th round picks sticking with a team? It would seem to be pretty low to me but my internet seems to be broken and I cant find it anywhere.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I've been attending games||
I've been attending games since 81 when I graduated. I've had season tickets since 89 and recently moved into Section 2. I can tell you I scream, yell, jump on the seats and do everything in my power to make as much noise as humanly possible. I stand most of the game and have had "down in front" yelled at me more times than I care to remember. And I drive three hours one way from Cleveland for the priviledge of doing so.
Over the past several years i have had an excellent view of the student section slowly wither in attendance and its candidly embarrassing. Yes you guys make more noise than we do. Yes you yell louder than we do. Which is exactly why I HATE the fact the students have seemingly stopped giving a shit about football or at least showing up on time for games. It sickens me to see fields of empty seats for the beginning of games and for many Saturday's I'll watch and wonder if they'll fill in.
The "golf clapping' blue hairs around make more noise yelling "down in front" than the empty seats do.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||FWIW according to multiple||
FWIW according to multiple Cleveland based media outlets the Browns have zero interest In Ryan Mallet. They know that the Pats want a 2nd rounder this year (which we dont have) or a 1st rounder next year (which he's not worth) so that deal aint happening.
If the Browns do anything look for them to move back to 11 and see if they can get either Mingo or Smith.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Every time somebody says||
Every time somebody says "it's the funniest thing I've seen all week" I almost never, ever even smile when watching it....much less laugh. In this HILARIOUS video the QB takes the snap, all the other players lay down and he runs (for reasons unknown) to the end zone only to return upset at being the brunt of this HYSTERICALLY FUNNY prank.
BTW....I'm co-signing with Shrute on the goats. They actually were kinda funny.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||That's true. I got the bulk||
That's true. I got the bulk of my points during the dark days of RR when several of my comments got lots of responses. But that system worked both ways - unpopular comments got cranked down one point too.
Damn I loved that old system.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I'm actually pleasantly||
I'm actually pleasantly surprised at all the fees except one. .02 for the NIT seems like a colossal waste of money to me. I want that one back.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Muttley also goes down with||
Muttley also goes down with ship......
|4 weeks 2 days ago||So let me get this straight.||
So let me get this straight. It's bad he did good because now you'll have to rely on him in the playoffs instead of somebody else? You do realize without at least a decent closer the Tigers have a rought road TO to the playoffs? And exactly who on the team today would you prefer "relying on" given their present performance?
Anybody else you rooting for to suck?
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Can you imagine the||
Can you imagine the humiliation that poor guy went through last year? I mean he goes from an All-Star closer one minute to a punch line the next. That could not have been easy to deal with. Any yet....here he is again with the same team in front of the same fans and getting the job done at least once.
I give him major kudos for guts, determination and courage. Tonight he had to have been nervous as Hell knowing what a bad outing would mean. And the dude did it!
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Met him this year heading||
Met him this year heading home after the Northwestern game. Such a nice guy (pictured here with my son) I sure hope he makes it!
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I'm still baffled by the||
I'm still baffled by the artist's selection of Denard's facial expression. Why on earth you would take a man whose iconic smile is literally the first thing most people visualize when they think of him and give him an expression that looks like he's watching somebody steal his car is beyond me.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Hate to say it guys but I||
Hate to say it guys but I kinda agree with ESPN on this one. You have a player switching positions who just happens to have a severely damaged elbow that shows no signs on healing on it's own (thank you Detroit Tigers). This means surgery and Ulnar nerve surgery is no "sure thing" by any means which is one reason why I think he's put off having it and hoping time and rest will heal the nerve. And so far it hasnt.
Denard is probably perceived as damaged goods and when you add in he's trying to make a team at a position he's never played before I would say his draft status is not that high right now.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Greetings from Class of 81||
Greetings from Class of 81 and my wine-stained teeth.....
I'm struggling with your premis that football has been bad lately so we current students are less compelled to go to games. And that people from the Mesozoic era like me went to games cause we had Bo posters growing up.
Did you guys happen to notice that we HAVENT LOST A GAME AT HOME IN TWO FREAKING YEARS????? I know in my old age my memory is somewhat flawed but I sure dont remember that happened during my stay in Ann Arbor.
And we went to all the games and we got there on time.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Seriously? It took you until||
Seriously? It took you until THAT post to realize he's not actually an old man? I thought better of you Michael.....you're slipping.
Personally I think it's WIAB/RDT in yet another persona.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I'm starting my own petition.||
I'm starting my own petition. It states that any student who buys tickets and fails to use said tickets or show up for games before kick-off for three consecutive games will LOSE said tickets for remainder of season and all rights to buy future tickets. Forfieted tickets will be distributed to famillies of childern at Mott free of charge.
I'm calling it the "use em or lose em" policy
|4 weeks 3 days ago||At 8:00pm EST the Food||
At 8:00pm EST the Food Network Chopped is showing "Bite your beefed tongue" as long as we're just posting what's on TV tonight.
A brief synopsis of what the 30 for 30 film is about would be nice. Did the two of them complete a pass during an All-Star game or something?
|4 weeks 3 days ago||While thrilled that he's on||
While thrilled that he's on the cover I must confess I'm a bit dissapointed in the artist's rendering of Denard. I saw a lot of different facial expressions from #16 over the past four years (mostly smiling) but pensive, angry Denard was NOT one of them I remember seeing too often.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||But see I think you're wrong||
But see I think you're wrong when you say that alumns are "unaffected by it". Seeing the student section half full is goddamn embarrasing and it bothers the hell out of me to shell out big bucks for my annual "donation" so I can then shell out bigh bucks for tickets, drive three hours one way from Cleveland and back again only to realize that the people who only have to drag their ass in from West Quad and practically get the seats for free cant seem to make it on time. And if bothers me more that those same students, because they ARE young and loud and enthusiastic dont realize what a tremendous positve influence they can have on the team and when they blow games off. It still gives me chills when I think about Kovacs last year during the coin flip at the Northwestern game when he pointed down at the student section and said "we want to play down there".
Everyone in the fucking building knew why. Damn it....show up and help them!
|4 weeks 4 days ago||First and foremost that's a||
First and foremost that's a LOT of work you did there. Nice job!
But I must question two things:
1. You think Geno Smith is dropping out of the first round? He won't last past the first 10 picks IMO.
2. You've got Tyler Eifert WAY too low. That dude is a stud and Tight Ends are the flavor of the month in the NFL. I dont see him lasting past pick 15....20 tops.
And FWIW I really hope you're right on my Browns. I would love to see that pairing happen!
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I get why you're mad. I||
I get why you're mad. I don't think you guys understand why we alumns are NOT mad.
This is why....
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Individually nothing.||
Individually nothing. Obviously you weren't part of the problem but speaking as someone who has attended almost all home games from 1978 on I can tell you that the empty seats in the student section is a VERY new occurance. And it's not like the academic standards at Michigan has changed a lot in the past 35 years so if students could somehow manage to attend classes AND hook up with girls AND party AND attend the games why couldnt this group? So the accountability was spread over an entire student body and you were collateral damage to the sollution.
If your fellow students had followed your lead and headed the warnings from the athletic department over the past year or so you'd be enjoying seats on the 40 yard line like I did. And I'm sorry you arent given your attendance and support.
But if you're upset over the change look in the classroom and the other students if you want to see the problem. Be mad at them.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I think this move is||
I think this move is absolutely fantastic. I also think the reason the current students are so upset by it (at least in this thread) is because the students are being held ACCOUNTABLE for their actions. You no show up for games.....you no get assaigned seats. And like it's been said by a lot of people before me this is a relatively new occurance (students not showing up) and I'm so glad the Athletic Department did something about it.
When I was in school (and a frat btw) from 1978-81 we somehow managed to balance the rigors of academic life, partying AND we made it to the games. On time.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||A-fucking-men. You absolutely||
You absolutely nailed it. I'm sitting here at my computer actuallly wanting to clap and really wish the old voting system was in place cause that comment, my friend, would be golden.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Let me go waaaaaaay out on a||
Let me go waaaaaaay out on a limb here and guess that you are a lawyer.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Because this "ranking" is||
Because this "ranking" is nothing more than somebody's opinion and in their opinion they are both better coaches than Brady.
|5 weeks 13 hours ago||Thank you Seth. That was||
Thank you Seth. That was nice of you to acknowledge my post.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I agree with Landry. The||
I agree with Landry. The want him alive, not dead. They can get a much better idea of why this happened and who else might be involved if he's alive, not so much if dead.
Pretty sure two brothers didn't just wake up on Monday and decided to bomb the Boston Marathon and then strap bombs to themselves.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I, MgrowOld, BS||
I, MgrowOld, BS Degree-holding, Poli-Sci Majoring, University of Michigan Alumni class of 1981 am tanned, rested and ready for the job.
I hereby throw my hat in the ring.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Byron Scott is available. My||
Byron Scott is available. My Cavs just took him out too.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Yes we caught a ton of Grey||
Clearwater beach and yes we caught a ton of Grey Snapper and the coolest thing of all was they cleaned them for us and then we walked about 100 yards to a bar that cooked them for us. Had a couple or three cold beers, fries, cole slaw and our own very fresh fish for lunch.
That was a good day.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||At the Outback Bowl this year||
At the Outback Bowl this year we went deep sea fishing and happened to get seated next to Alex Bars, his dad and his older brother Brad. Besides being like the nicest family ever, Alex said his top two choices were Michigan and Georgia and he didn't have a clear favorite at the time.
Given that his dad played for Notre Dame, his oldest brother plays for Penn State and Blake is with us, it doesnt seem like the family plays "favorites" when it comes to school selection.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I guess the good news is||
I guess the good news is whatever he decides he's deciding today so it's not dragging on until the last minute.
I'm betting he's gone. And as much as I'd love to see him stay, I just don't see where another year would do anything to move his draft stock up or down. So given the time value of money he's better off to come out now and start cashing checks. Cause they'll be about the same amount this year as they'll be next year - he'll just have one more year of them.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Although he was dismissed for||
Although he was dismissed for his racist comments the BEST football announcing team was not Madden and Summerall. It was Brookshier and Summerall!
If you are old enough to remember or care to YouTube - watch a few "This week in the NFL" and check out the narration & music. This was back in the day when you got one, maybe two games a week and highlights from other games were only available via these types of montages.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I dont think they're doing this right System||
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I love IT guys. I guarentee||
I love IT guys. I guarentee you that somewhere there is a room of SHOCKED system support specialists that are scratching their heads in amazement at the volume of activity on the MGOBlue.com website right now and trying to figure out what to do.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||FWIW I ididnt get mine either||
FWIW I ididnt get mine either via email so I just now went on line to look at my account and the renewal page wouldnt load. My guess is the poor servers weren't quite ready for the volume of activity they are getting right about now.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||You're wrong there. The NCAA||
You're wrong there. The NCAA is sick and tired of being looked at as an impotent and largely powerless organization incapable of metting out justice to offenders.
This time they are mad. This time they mean business. I predict that the NCAA is SO upset at what Oregon's been doing that South Florida's going to get their scholly's cut again.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Daily Mail is now reporting||
Daily Mail is now reporting 12 dead and up to 60 injured. This is horrible.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Ferris.... I may live here||
I may live here now in lovely Cleveland Ohio but I grew up in even lovelier Pontiac Michigan so I am all too familiar with the American v Lafayette battle royale! And it's my familiariy with all things coney that makes me so sad here in C-Town when I can't get one. Thanks for the shout out though.....I appreciate the thought.
Which brings me to another food question. Are coney places better for coney's or breakfast? I would argue that they actually do better serving breakfast than coney's in many cases.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Agreed but here's what makes||
Agreed but here's what makes no sense to me. We have a ton of Gyro stands around here so you can get 24 hour greek food but no coney resturants. Last time I checked both Gyro's and Coney's were a greek-thing so why did they bring the Gyro down here but left all the coney's back up with you guys?
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Seeing that it's lunctime and||
Seeing that it's lunctime and we're talking food I have a question for the board. Why is it that in the Detroit metro area you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a coney stand (I think it's a zoning law in MIchigan that ALL strip malls have at least one) but down here in Cleveland there are literally none. I mean none.
I got a jones for a coney dog the other day and my options were Sonic and Skyline Chili which is sort of like choosing between something horrible and something terrible IMO. I'm telling you someday one the Greek community up north is going to figure out that a mere three hour drive south they can own the market and not have to compete with everyone in their family for business and that guy is going to be worth millions!
|5 weeks 5 days ago||The Duke football program||
The Duke football program would like to respectfully disagree.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Good one. No I simply||
No I simply overestimated my fear level by one player.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||This is the first one of||
This is the first one of these over the past few years where I'm thinking to myself "yes, that is exactly the right decision." When Manny left and when Darius left I thought they both made bad decisions (for themselves) but this one is a no-brainer.
Sadly (for me as a Michigan fan) I think we're going to get three and maybe even four more of these over the next couple of weeks.
|6 weeks 12 hours ago||I think Illinois missed the||
I think Illinois missed the boat by having their spring game on a Friday night. They should've gone "full monty" and had it on a TUESDAY night!
Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition........
|6 weeks 12 hours ago||Dogfish 60 is the finest beer||
Dogfish 60 is the finest beer i have ever had so you have my vote for coolest drinker tonight. Dogfish 90 taste fantastic but the high alcohol content fucks me up pretty fast so anything more than one is dangerous.
Plus at 450 calories Dogfish 90's are like drinking liquid double whoppers with cheese.
|6 weeks 12 hours ago||I'm happy for Burke and all||
I'm happy for Burke and all that (if he should actually go #1) but I've never quite understood the arguement that it's somehow "good for the program" to lose it's best players to the NBA before they are required to leave.
I know I'm old but isnt it....i dunno...kinda BETTER for the program when good players stay and play for the program?
Maybe I'm just being old-fashioned. FWIW my mom used the same arguement to try and get me to eat parsnips. I hate parsnips and no, they are not good for me either.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||They post the pictures on the||
They post the pictures on the Inside Business website after the event. I'm sure they'll be there plus given that everyone else in my company are big OSU fans I'm sure the hilarity of me accepting the award from Tressel will be captured by everyone's cameras.
I'll have pics.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||That's the best idea I've||
That's the best idea I've heard all day. I'm getting real tired of seeing about half the board (so it seems) having a MSU theme.
Aren't big brothers suppose to be....I dunno...oblivious or something to the shenanigans of their younger sibling?
|6 weeks 1 day ago||"And by the way, why is||
"And by the way, why is anyone paying him to be a keynote speaker after his well publicised questionalbe ethical decisions? "
For the exact same reason he got a standing ovation at the shoe this year during the Michigan game. He is considered a Demi-God down here because of his increadible record againt Michigan and they dont give a damn how he did it.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Funny you should say that.||
Funny you should say that. The first time I met him was leaving a high school academic All-American banquet here in Cleveland in 2000 cause Lloyd was the keynote speaker and he hadnt yet started at OSU (had gotten the job but it was in the springtime).
We ran into each other in the lobby sneaking out early during a video (he had his late mother to take home to Bratenhal and I had my 15 year old son) and both of them had to go to the bathroom so Tressel and I were standing there alone in this giant lobby (place called Landerhaven) - him in his OSU polo and me in my M polo. I shook his hand, said congrats on getting the OSU job and told him I hoped he went 12-1 every year. He said "thanks and I'll take the 12-1 but I dont think I want to lose the one game YOU want me to lose". Then he laughed and we spent about 20 minutes talking about living in hotels on the road, best resturants in Orlando, rental cars and everything BUT football. He was increadibly charming, friendly and engaging and way nicer than he needed to be to a M guy like me.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||She had some. The difference||
She had some. The difference Steven is that she'll eat a small amount of bad food and then run twice as long the next day to burn it off.
I eat until I'm physically ill and then take a nap.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Very, very awesome||
Very, very awesome MgoSoftball and congrats.
Yes he is a guy and is happily married. I had the good pleasure of spending an afternoon with him and his lovely wife last year New Year's before the Sugar Bowl watching football games, eating food that was very bad for us and drinking beer!
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Funny you should say that.||
Funny you should say that. Immediately after the Nebraska game I asked a couple of our surgeon-advisors did they think he'd be back soon and both said in essence "not a chance in hell". Both said that the likelyhood of restoration without signficant rest (as in year) or surgery was extremely small.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Damn Don those are good. Do||
Damn Don those are good. Do you have those questions on a card someplace in your wallet just in CASE you run into Tressel in Bowling Green at the gas station or something?
|6 weeks 1 day ago||You win.||
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Not to thread-jack my own||
Not to thread-jack my own post but my company sells an intra-operative nerve stimulator/locator that is used by surgeons when assessing & repairing nerve damage. And we just got approved by University of Michigan for trial use last week and literally in the past five minutes they just placed their first order!!!!!
|6 weeks 1 day ago||That's a real good one. I||
That's a real good one. I could ask him why he thinks Hoke has made such significant inroads into Ohio while he was able to keep Carr & Rodriguez at bay.
I like that - consider that one asked.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Well I'm anything but an||
Well I'm anything but an AVERAGE MGoblogger Eric so I know that wasnt directed at me. Seriously though I 100% agree about Tressel. As I said in the OP, I've met him twice and found him to be very charming and friendly - even to a MIchigan guy like me.
I was actually talking to him more about if he felt he got a fair shake from OSU or if he thought he was made a fall guy for others.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I don't know about that. To||
I don't know about that. To play us he'll have to stay in Cinci for TWO WHOLE YEARS and given his track record to date I wouldn't bet the farm on that happening.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||There was some. Not a lot||
There was some. Not a lot but I do agree with Gordie that people taking shots at Kansas fans reactions were a bit silly and they made me uncomforable as well.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Give me a break you guys.||
Give me a break you guys. You act like the conference affiliation of the ref plays ANY role in how they officiate the game itself. I mean how silly - and it's not like Michigan has ever got "homered" by a referee with a bias for a particular team.
Note: Official on your left was from the conference formally known as the Big 10. The official on your right (signalling touchdown) was from the Pac 10
|6 weeks 2 days ago||So did Ricky Green||
So did Ricky Green
|6 weeks 3 days ago||"Is it better to be taller or||
"Is it better to be taller or shorter if you're a basketball player and are thinking about declaring for the draft?"
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Dear Eric: I got your||
I got your scouting report (thanks BTW for the left hand tip - didn't realize I was only ever finishing righty until you pointed that out) but what I really need to know is what are your thoughts on me going pro this year?
Should I stay and try and work on the areas I'm still a bit short on or leave now and roll the NBA lottery-dice if you will.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Here in Northern Ohio I got a||
Here in Northern Ohio I got a steady stream of "you guys got screwed" as well as "I nver thought I'd EVER root for MIchigan but I sure did last night" comments here at the office. Last night at my gym I was festooned in M garb from head to toe and all the people wearing OSU gear were giving me thumbs up, smiles and great game type asides.
Nobody gave me any shit whatsoever and everyone I've encountered has been supportive and encouraging. My guess is that 50% were just pro B1G people and 50% just flat out liked our team. They are an easy team to like!
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Oh man thanks for the heads||
Oh man thanks for the heads up. We had the coach-burning all planned (sent out e-vites, bought some beers, ordered pizzas....you know the usual) and then I read this so we're changing our plans for sure.
God would that have been AWKWARD.
It's still ok to flip cars though right? Nobody's got any issue with car-flipping these days do they?
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Damn that video & music gave||
Damn that video & music gave me chills.
Put me in coach.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||You do realize I'm just||
You do realize I'm just having some good natured, mindless fun while at work (allegedly) at your expense?
I couldnt resist.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I KNOW you do.But what about||
I KNOW you do.
But what about you?
But what about you?
But what about you?
But what about you?
And you're one short.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I'm going to go WAY out on a||
I'm going to go WAY out on a limb here Vincent and say that if you want to make a post on your own one of the Mods can and will override the "100 point rule" so that you can.
Thank you so much for all you did for the team while you were here.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||At work here in Cleveland,||
At work here in Cleveland, Ohio. I'm wearing my ever-so-stylish Michigan warm-up jacket over the top of my always popular navy blue M polo shirt.
So far today I've gotten at least five "Go Blue's" from die-hard Buckeyes with a wink and a "I'll deny I ever did that after today" and multiple emails from OSU faithful wishing us luck tonight and imploring M to win this for the B1G.
I plan to leave here around 1:00, go work out with the avatar and get the house ready for the party tonight (all my kids are coming over as well as three or four friends). Already put my partner on notice to NOT expect tomorrow before noon at the earliest!
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I so hope this happens. I||
I so hope this happens. I would love to see the Fab 5 there when THIS team does what they could not.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Hey Mgo whateveryournameis||
Hey Mgo whateveryournameis these days........
Arent you in Korea? If so, who's going to take over video duties for us if the Dear Leader is actually as crazy as it seems he is?
BTW.....doesnt he remind you of the short, skinny guy who goes into a bar and tries to act tough by picking a fight with a guy three times his size cause he's just SURE the big dude won't want to crush somebody that small and look bad?
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Get ready for tomorrow. And||
Get ready for tomorrow. And generally just enjoy today and all the fun the last three weeks have been watching this team. As somebody who actually remembers the 1976 game believe it or not, I had missed a deep tourny run and the building suspense and excitement of each subsequent game.
That's the wonderful thing about this tourny IMO. Each game brings higher stakes and tougher opponents so each win (if you get them) is just a bit sweeter than the one before. And the acticipation for the next game goes up proportionally as well.
So here we are the precipice. Roughly 34 hours away from jumping........it's been one hellofa fun ride and I'm going to enjoy today and tomorrow a LOT thanks to my team!
|6 weeks 6 days ago||something must be wrong. The||
something must be wrong. The Syracuse zone has never trailed at halftime.
I mean ever, ever.
|7 weeks 1 hour ago||Ordinarily I'd agree with||
Ordinarily I'd agree with your "lets not tempt fate" suggestion but I think our glorious leader has put to bed any suggestion that our actions influence the outcome of the game.
|7 weeks 3 hours ago||Cause Brian is launching a||
Cause Brian is launching a kick starter for Hail to the Victors-2013 and you titled your thread Hail to the Victors.
|7 weeks 3 hours ago||Me too!||
|7 weeks 18 hours ago||Aquaman. I think his||
Aquaman. I think his ability to communicate with fish would be especially helpful against the Syracuse zone.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I live in Hudson - you?||
I live in Hudson - you?
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Ah well, I'm not a jinx||
Ah well, I'm not a jinx fearer....
Well there you have it Brian. You have found someone to join your ranks of God Tempters. So by my rough calculations the votes go as follows:
Non Jinx Fearers: Brian & Soulfire21
People who absolutely know beyond a shadow of a doubt that this post alone has completely ruined any and all chances we have to win on Saturday: Everyone else alive
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Well if there was EVER a||
Well if there was EVER a doubt in anyone's mind if Brian is superstitious I think we have our answer.
Gods consider yourself tempted.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I live in Cleveland and as I||
I live in Cleveland and as I write this I'm wearing a Michigan pullover so everyone at work can see who I'm behind in the Final Four. I hear all the time "why are you wearing THAT?" when I've got my gear on in bars and such because everybody else is wearing scarlet & grey.
I'm guessing the people who think Bing shouldn't root for Syracuse have probably never lived outside of Michigan and don't understand what it's like being a stranger in a strange land. I would think he was a phony if he DIDN'T pull for Syracuse!
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Restores the glory that was||
Restores the glory that was Michigan Basketball....does it with class & dignity.....is respected by his peers.....loved by his players......doesn't cheat.....doesn't scream & yell and act like an angry three year old on the sidelines.....and has guided this team to the final four and a 30 win season.
Yes I TOTALLY get why people on Twitter would want him fired. It's so obvious.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Dear Sirs: I think it's||
I think it's downright disgusting that you folks seem to think there must be something underhanded going on for Kentucky to land virtually all the nations top recruits. I think it's totally normal and explainable for every kid ranked highly to end up at one school just because of things like outstanding coaching or academics.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||The best thing about the||
The best thing about the phone ap is that caved comments live on and dont go away. So once I noticed that Darth Wolverine was being his typical a-hole self I immediately went to my phone so I could see what he said.
To be fair however his comments weren't THAT bad - he was simply whining about the possibility of an open thread for each Tigers game. Not quite sure exactly why that warranted getting caved to be honest instead of just letting people downvote him but there you have it.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Was I the only one secretly||
Was I the only one secretly hoping that at least one of the much younger, stronger and larger players he was physically abusing would have punched this little motherfucker right in the face?
I love tough guys who use their immunity to retribution (I'm a coach-you're a player) to bully others situationally. I wonder how many players who've graduated are just waiting to run into Mr Wonderful in a bar somewhere so they can let him just how good it feels to be publicly humiliated and have things thrown at him.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Fan support going into the||
Fan support going into the sweet 16 by area of the country. Look at the state of Michigan and the fan split between MSU & Michigan.
Suck that WJR & Freep.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||"treacly" Dictionary.com --||
Dictionary.com -- "contrived or unrestrained sentimentality"
Kate Upton is the greatest model ever. When I think about Kate growing older it makes me treacly when I imagine she will no longer be able to model because her boobs will sag.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Dear Minnesota: Next time||
Next time your fan base clammors for a head coaching change because of dissatisfaction in "not winning it all" please try and remind them that you ARE Minnesota and not some sleeping giant of athletic excellence.
The other 49 states
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Well after reading the||
Well after reading the attached articles it's pretty damn obvious we stink according to Donovan. I think we are unquestionably the WORST team that has ever beaten Florida by 20 points as a matter of fact.
I hang my victorious head in shame.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I screamed "HE DID IT....HE||
I screamed "HE DID IT....HE DID IT....HE DID IT" as loud as I could at my television while pointing at and jumping up and down. Then I high-fived my wife and my very confused (and probably a bit frightened) 8 year old. The cats all took off and went downstairs.
Now I'm not one to take credit for the win or anything here but lets face it. Pretty damn obvious by the way they played in OT that the team could feel my positive emotional presence here in Northern Ohioi and fed off it to secure the win.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Last night at about 1:30am my||
Last night at about 1:30am my wife got tricked pretty good by Google of all things. She was checking the Google Analytic report on her website and it showed that there were 41 people currently on her site from the Internation Space Station. FWIW - Google analytics shows the number of people on your site at any given time and the area of the country or world they are from.
Anyways she wakes me up all very excited because people in SPACE are on her healthblog website!!!!! Being a cynic by nature I was a bit skeptical and when we looked around the site some more I saw a small "April Fool's" in the date field.
She was not a happy girl. She thought for sure her website had gone into outer space!
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I was thinking of starting a||
I was thinking of starting a thread on jersey sales in Ohio. Maybe talk about how Hoke is turning the tide or something.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Best gif ever. I mean ever||
Best gif ever. I mean ever ever ever.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Um....not to be a nitpicker||
Um....not to be a nitpicker but the game against Illinois didnt go into OT, much less double OT. Hellofa game and thank you Sean Higgins for cleaning up the Mills/Kobe assist but in ended in regulation.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I think the question would||
I think the question would sound better from this guy....
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Allrighty then. Not quite||
Allrighty then. Not quite sure this is going to be the new front page banner but kudos on grinding your buddies gears!
|7 weeks 5 days ago||ABOUT FUCKING TIME!||
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I stopped caring about Tennis||
I stopped caring about Tennis the first time I watched it. It puts the B in Boring.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Somewhere I picture a girl in||
Somewhere I picture a girl in charge of programming at CBS who has never actually watched sports in her life trying to decide if they should switch or not.
This is insane.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Hey guys common. There has||
Hey guys common. There has to be at LEAST six or seven people very interested in this terribly exciting tennis match. Stay with it till the end CBS. Who gives a fuck about basketball when you can watch TENNIS?
|7 weeks 5 days ago||The only thing better than||
The only thing better than having sex with three girls in a European disco bathroom is having sex with three girls in a European disco bathroom WHILE WATCHING MICHIGAN BEAT FLORIDA THIS AFTERNOON IN BASKETBALL!
Or so I've heard.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||FWIW my brother was at the||
FWIW my brother was at the game and said the Kansas fans were very cool and fun to hang with both before and AFTER the game. Respectful, knowledgeable and very into basketball - sort of like how we'd like others to think about us if you think about it.
Sorry but I get no enjoyment making fun of another fan's pain. Especially a fan of a team I hold no ill-will towards and generally admire. And besides...... I know just how he feels given how many of those shots we've been on the recieving end of recently.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||That's a nice thing to say.||
That's a nice thing to say. Thank you - you have a happy Easter too!
|7 weeks 6 days ago||The guy I'm facinated by is||
The guy I'm facinated by is the fat Kansas guy next to the dead lady. His expressions and arm movements during and immediately after the shot are priceless.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||True. But without C-Webb||
True. But without C-Webb they would just be the Fab Four and I believe that moniker is reserved for a British band from the sixties.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Well whoever the lucky fella||
Well whoever the lucky fella is who gets the nod can sleep easy knowing that Minnesota will pull out all the PR stops to make him feel right at home......
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I would like to see five||
I would like to see five added: Jalen Rose, Chris Webber, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King and Ray Jackson.
Once they exist again that is.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||That's an odd choice of||
That's an odd choice of signature line OP. I know it's a line from the movie you've pulled your avatar from but it's still an odd choice.
Unless you're honestly wondering. In that case I'd suggest starting your search in Sweden.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Dogfish 90 or Bells Hopslam?||
Dogfish 90 or Bells Hopslam?
|7 weeks 6 days ago||These are great finds but||
These are great finds but NOTHING in my mind will ever beat the day somebody posted "Does anybody remember that one play about 15 years ago when one of our guys, I think it was a Tight End or something, blocked like three guys on one play and we scored a touchdown?"
And based on that precise description of the play in question the Wolverine Historian if memory serves not only remembered the play, he posted the freaking CLIP within less than five minutes of the thread hitting the board. Since that day I have never underestimated the ability of people around here to find and post just about anything once it's been requested.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||It's cool. FWIW - I'm not||
It's cool. FWIW - I'm not quite sure what constitutes "diary material" other than when I've got a long post people generally say move it to the diary so I did. Anymore it seems the diary's have become the haven for charts and graphs so i tried to include one!
And I'm sure there were lots of MSU fans saying "go blue" yesterday just like I'm sure there were a lot of OSU fans saying "muck fichigan" during our comeback. I'm just saying I didnt see any of them this week and the difference between the two groups I did run into was pretty dramatic to say the least.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Maybe a chart will make it||
Maybe a chart will make it better?
# of encounters this past week with MSU fans behaving badly: 1
# of encounters this past week with OSU fans behaving badly: 0
# of total encounters: 2
% of bad MSU encounters: 100%
% of bad OSU encounters: 0%
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Honestly it happened exactly||
Honestly it happened exactly as I described it. I was encourging a table full of MSU fans for their team to do well and got a load of shit back in return. And the finger. So as hard as it might be to believe that MSU fans would act that way they did.
That's why I posted this. Unlike the much larger contingent of OSU fans I ran into just a few days later the MSU fans acted like jerks with a Michigan fan in their midst and the OSU fans did not.
|8 weeks 1 hour ago||Agree last week was a small||
Agree last week was a small sample size but it did reinforce for me anyways what I've witnessed over my lifetime. I lived in Okemos for about two years in the late 80's and have lived in the Cleveland area ever since so I've been exposed to both fan bases "up close and personal" for the better part of the last 25 years or so.
It was been my life experience that if given a choice, the typical MSU fan would rather see both MSU and Michigan lose a game as they get more enjoyment out of our defeat than they do their own victories. OSU fans, on the other hand, I think if given the same choice, would select seeing both teams win as they get more enjoyment out of watching the Buckeyes win than they do us losing.
|8 weeks 2 hours ago||Lots of them. Do the Duck||
Lots of them. Do the Duck Tour if you have kids (they will find the driver absolutely hilarious), drive out and see Mt Rainier up close and personal, eat a double bacon cheeseburger with a side of oniion rings at the Red Mill, go whale watching, visit the Fremont Troll (look it up - you'll understand why), walk the Public Market, take a ferry ride to the islands, take the Boeing tour and watch them build jumbo jets and of course, view the city from the observation deck of the Space Needle.
The city is insanely clean and has a ton of street art everywhere (city ordinance apparently) and the people we encountered were very friendly and helpful. Absolutely LOVED Seattle and completely understand why so many people want to live there.
|8 weeks 2 hours ago||UTL but only cause I was||
UTL but only cause I was there and last night I was screaming at a TV set.