|2 days 23 hours ago||At Women's Football Academy||
in 2013, DG was speaking to the group and he stated what a hard time he had in leading the players off the field. Specifically, he said on game days, when a captain would be pumping up the other guys, DG usually likes to be by himself, listening to music, "getting into the zone". He has had a hard time being the guy who gets out there and pumps up the other guys, it's not his natural "thing".
|1 week 5 days ago||Silver Lake Sand Dunes||
Not really weird, but you can rent dune buggies and go riding on the dunes. It's awesome! We have taken our kids on this since they were 2 and 4. They just strap a car seat in the buggy. Super fun and super messy (sand everywhere). Also, the Whippy Dip right by Silver Lake Sand Dunes is a great place to catch sunset.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Oops....||
I went and re-read it and you're right. Not too shabby. I wonder what the other new benefits will be (it said new benefits would be rolled out closer to the season).
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Interesting||
We have season tix and my husband filled out the end of season survey and gave hockey a scathing review. Asked if the tickets were worth the money he answered NO, asked if he would recommend tix to friends and he answered NO. He filled in the open comments with his overall disappointment with the quality of hockey and the hockey experience. We do enjoy hockey, we have good seats, but they are really expensive, especially since the seasons have been disappointing. We kept them this year to help our priority points. It will be nice not to pay as much. Too bad the concession discount is only for new season ticket holders.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||At Women's Football Academy||
in 2013 DG said he had a lot of trouble being a leader, especially on game days because he often likes to have some quiet introspection before games. He found he was needing to be more "out there" and verbally supportive of his teammates and he found that difficult. Hopefully last season gave him more experience and he's better at it now.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||He's very jacked||
Much bigger than you would think. Not as tall as the O line guys, but very wide.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I feel like||
I feel like we never got this level of detailed analysis or amount of enthusiasm out of Borges. I know that may not make a difference in the long run, but I hope that enthusiasm catches on in the locker room. He spent a long time talking about how it is better to hold on to the ball and not get an INT and how it is really hard to impress this on the QBs. Hopefully it is sinking in with DG. I think having an actual QB as the QB coach will really help our QBs because he's "been there".
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I was surprised, too.||
I thought that I would have read something here about an additional official on the field. Interestingly, not every conference will have the 8th official, but Big Ten is one that will. I will be curious to see how if it changes the amount of penalties called.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||You're welcome.||
No mention of the socks.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Heininger helps||
with mental health and depression. There was an article on mlive (I know, the dreaded mlive) about his struggles with depression and mental illness during his time at Michigan. So I think he helps the current student athletes. He also mentioned that he helps with recruiting.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I think||
that everyone will be asking about this. I can't wait to meet Nussmeier - I bet he'll have a huge line for autographs.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Good one||
I'm curious about that, too.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I have gotten brain paralysis||
that's why I am asking for questions. I'm ususally so itimidated/impressed/awed that my brain doesn't work. See you Saturday!
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Ha!||
That's a good one. One year I ate lunch with Ondre Pipkins and he ate 5 hamburgers, 2 chicken breasts and a bunch of cookies for lunch! I couldn't believe the amount of food on his plate.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I can't||
tell you how disappointed I was when we were told that it's flag football and not full contact. We played full contact 2 years ago and someone on my team broke her nose, so that was the end of that. Also, we wear normal workout clothes.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Bummer!||
I was hoping to meet you!
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Next year!||
I won't forget!
|10 weeks 3 days ago||I want replays||
I know that I like having replays and so does my family. I am short, so sometimes I miss what happened and they don't replay everything in the staduim. We had a fan vision, but they stopped supporting it last season. It was great, you could get replays, stats, great plays from other games.
So, I guess DB is doing this for me.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||I did it||
My kids did the 1 mile and my husband and I did the 5 K. It was a little weird that the fun run was right before the 5 K - my kids didn't want to run alone, so my husband ran with them. He was already tired when we then went from the Big House over to State Street where it started. They definitely need to sort by speed or walking. It is so irritating to have a group of walkers 3-4 across in the middle of the road. Were they playing the Victors in the tunnel? I don't remember. They did in the past. Also irritating - you can't go on the field to get your child after the fun run. If my kids had run by themselves, they would have been a little overwhelmed looking for us somewhere in the distance.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Who?||
Who was this elite group of men that got to meet the new O-coordinator? How do I get my husband into this group?
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Demographics||
I know the demographics of this site. I thought people would definitely notice that information.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Same shot||
It's the MMR, which is not just a random collection of letters but stands for Measles, Mumps, Rubella. Mumps is not a laughing matter. It can affect your testicles, causing inflammation and sterility.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||You may want to||
Check out Mark Torregrossa on mlive. I know everyone hates mlive, but this guy is really good and he gives great scientific explanations for all his predictions. This week he had a really interesting article on the ice cover of the Great Lakes and how that is influencing our weather. For the storms this winter, I have found him to be the most accurate. I suppose you could follow him on twitter if you don't want to go to mlive.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Does the||
Board offer something like "you can withdraw or we can expel you" as an option? If so, it may lower the number of expulsions. My undergrad would offer that option.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Loudmouth Golf||
If it's good enough for the Norwegian curlers.....
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks||
For points 8 and 9. I have been so angry about this all week. I'm so pissed of at Gibbons and Lewan for alleged behavior, I could punch them in the face. It would be great to see the athletes (not just FB) participate in sexual assault awareness.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Van Boven||
They have a lot of really old guy stuff, you may want to try there. I always threaten my husband with the golf pants that have tiny Ms all over them.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Yes||
More offices should allow it. Stuff happens and sometimes you can't always have a sitter available.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||How true.||
It's lost a lot of luster for my kids since they have to sit in my office on snow days when we can't find anyone to watch them - like a few weeks ago and tomorrow.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Funny that you mention that||
There was an article today about snow amounts. A2 is almost up to the entire winter average snowfall and so are several other cities. But the UP is down from usual. Here is the article:
Even though it is down, it's still a lot of snow!
|23 weeks 2 days ago||1||
with -16 windchill.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Same weather||
different week. Stupid polar vortex. It happened Jan 6-8. My kids had 3 days off school due to snow (Jan 6) and cold (Jan 7,8) on the first days they were supposed to be back at school. Longest winter break ever.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||College snow days||
When I was at Case in the early 90s we had a huge snowstorm on a Monday. Not very unusual as Cleveland is in the lake effect snow belt. What was great was that someone hacked into the TV and radio stations systems and declared a snow day. So as we were all listening to the radio in the morning hearing all the school districts that were cancelled, we heard our college cancelled! It was awesome! So even though the school didn't declare it, no one showed up for classes or work.
My kids now have their 5th snow day and will likely have one on Wednesday. They can't even run around outside in the snow because it is so cold.
I was in MN this am with -40 windchill and it was so cold - I have never felt anything like it. But, it was so nice, I get it twice now that I am back in MI.
Stay warm folks!
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Losing to OSU||
Has never ever been awesome.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Ocular neoplasia||
Sun damage, HPV, metastasis, genetically inherited, spontaneous new mutations (first 3 are most common).
Lubricate that eye!
|24 weeks 6 days ago||I feel old||
When I get "ma'am"ed instead of "miss"ed. Also I bought some wine this week and didn't get carded. Just a pity carding would be nice.
|25 weeks 23 hours ago||When I read this||
I hear that song "Hop on the Nuss Bus" to the song "Fifty ways to Leave a Lover". Real lyric "Hop on the bus, Gus". It has been stuck in my head for days.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||I love||
Tom Brady. My son did a bio on him for school this year and it reminded me of how hard he has had to work to achieve his goals.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||That's||
What she said.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||I love||
Morrissey! He's a great singer. I didn't know he was on the team!
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Yes||
There is a lot of Michigan stuff on etsy. Even if you don't find it right away one of the vendors might make a custom one for you.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||DB thanks you||
For giving him a great idea for next season. Directional speakers so only the people with the high end PSDs can hear. Maybe a second set aimed at the "cheap seats" playing only Special K.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Ummm no||
Mallet's transfer papers were signed by Carr befor RR got here.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Coach speak||
Will be all we get, unless someone slips on twitter. They will all be saying how excited they are, etc... Of course, maybe they are as excited as us!
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Tricky internet||
makes it hard to keep secrets!
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Only with a NC!||
OMG! I have been so happy since we got the call that school is on (isn't that crazy that they had to call to tell us that we are having school?) and a great new hire! So glad I can hang out here today without all the interruptions.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Hipaa||
You may want to delete this thread. The Feds have been cracking down on violations lately, including intentional disclosure of information. See this article for this weeks fines: http://www.healthdatamanagement.com/news/feds-fine-dermatology-practice-...
Good luck on the surgery!
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Maybe||
Maybe his Dr. shouldn't be blabbing about his patients' protected health information. All patients, whether famous or not, have a right to expect that their information will be confidential.
|30 weeks 2 hours ago||Pets||
I don't like pets. Dogs smell bad and lick your face after licking poo.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||No good time for the wave||
I kept thinking about the wave and then I realized that we all needed to be. Into the game and not doing the wave.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||It was great||
One of the best I've been to. It definitely rivals UTL I and UTL II. I liked how the crowd was pumped up from beginning to end.
|32 weeks 17 hours ago||Not angry||
I'm totally an opportunist. Every person who has more priority points than me who doesn't renew is great for me. If a lot of older fans with blue lot spots abandon, I might get one.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Tix same||
And PSD increases. I thought the letter said the PSDs were increasing to keep ticket prices the same. Or I could just be imagining that. I'm tired, so who knows?
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Real answer||
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Totally renewing||
We are totally renewing and building our priority points. We will work our way into the Blue Lot and it will be great! And in 2 years, our home schedule is great! Maybe we can win by then.
|32 weeks 2 days ago||There's an app for that||
it's called PicToBrick. You can take any picture, you set the size and it converts your pic to legos. Now, you may not have all the variations of blue or yellow or red that it says you need, so you can just wing it and use the same blue all over for the jersey, but it will look better if you have more variety of colors. The app even tells you how many of each color and size you need, so you could go buy all the specific bricks. I will have to get a pic of our (4th grade level) mosiac to post. My son had a lot of fun doing it.
|32 weeks 2 days ago||Hockey||
Go to hockey. The atmosphere is great, the students are wound up and Michigan is doing pretty well this year. The tix aren't as expensive this year (I think only $20 for Friday's game against Ohio in the Big Ten opener). Any book reports or biographies that he has to do, make them Michigan centric. We just finished a bio on Tom Brady, including a Lego mosaic of TB playing in Michigan Stadium.
|32 weeks 2 days ago||Alt Candace||
I'm alt Candace from Phineas and Ferb movie. I am super tough and lead the resistance. I care nothing for boys, especially for Jeremy.
I would be a relentless drill sargeant. We would do football drills as well as ninja drills. We would be doing the drills stealthily in the sewers and underground passages of the U.
A week of intense drills and sweet new ninja moves would lead us to success!
|32 weeks 2 days ago||I think||
you forgot to specify that Creed would be shirtless and wearing leather pants for this.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||?||
What do you do during TV timeouts? Stare ahead with glazed eyes? It's nice to be able to converse with the people next to you. For instance, my kids were asking about the chains, markers, how do they know where 1st down is, etc.. I was trying to explain but was drowned out. Makes it frustrating to say "Wait until we get home."
|34 weeks 3 days ago||Too loud!||
Play filler if you want, but please don't make me go deaf! It's impossible to talk. I try to talk to my kids and half of what I say is "Repeat that, I couldn't hear you." If they do an end of season survey, I;m definitely going to complain about the volume.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||Ebola air fresheners||
That is so funny! I almost spit my lunch over the computer. It's funny and terrifying.
|38 weeks 21 hours ago||Yes||
of course, that, too. But they're not going to tell him, "Taylor, next year we are going to be phasing in a new scheme and we're going to be using our games as "extra practice time" so we think we'll lose more games next year. If you want to win a B10 championship, that's probably not going to happen, so go pro."
|38 weeks 22 hours ago||No||
I think they want Lewan here to show the younger guys the ropes and also as a motivator/leader.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||Lots of help for people who need it||
I recently had surgery and needed to get some extra help for the MN game. I took a shuttle (Buffalo Lot shuttle on Hoover) and they will take you to your gate if you are more than 1 hour before kickoff. All of the ushers were very accomodating and helpful. Be sure to call the ticket office if you have a handicap sticker because you can get changed to handicap accessible seats.
|38 weeks 4 days ago||Imploding||
I know everything is imploding, but Clown Sauce needs to go to Bolivia and the Pass Interference thread and the Coaching failure threads could probably go, too.
|38 weeks 6 days ago||Thursday and last season||
I think the fact that it is a Thursday night and how bad they were last season is why there are still special deals at this point. I am a season ticket holder and I am not going. We have homework, soccer practice, piano and get to bed at a reasonable time for school.
Did I mention last season was painful?
|39 weeks 2 days ago||Unfortunately||
Unfortunately, many times the development of medications falls squarely on the shoulders of large drug companies. There is no incentive for large drug companies to develop a cure, rather, they prefer treatments that can be given over and over. When the patent is up, they come up with a slight modification so they can keep getting the big bucks. You will hear many cases of drugs developed by smaller companies that have great promise towards a cure of many diseases that get bought up by larger drug companies and the drug is shelved. My husband has thought it would be great if someone (government, someone filthy rich, etc...) would give a BILLION dollar reward to the person/company that develops a cure for cancer, DM, etc... Until there is a lot of money in a cure (comparable to repeating monthly payments), there is no incentive for drug companies to do this.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||Yes||
I scrolled through the whole thread waiting to see a comment like this. My solution and yours are very similar:
1. Students get free admission. Note, there is no ticket to resell. The first 25,000 (or whatever allotment) get in free and once validated as students at the gate get a pass for a real general admission seat (i.e. they can sit anywhere in the student section).
2. A corollary to the above could be that students with excellent attendance could be eligible as upperclassmen/grad students to purchase tickets in an adjacent but "better" section.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||Ball control||
Not blowing assignments, blocking for runs, cohesive O line, positive yardage by toussaint, using Chesson and Funchess.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||How about||
A gopher rodeo instead?
|39 weeks 5 days ago||Tim Hortons||
I thought Tim Hortons is the official coffee provider at the Stadium. At least they use their cups.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||Wow!||
You're less optimistic than I am! I say 13-3 Michigan victory.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||Is it||
bittersweet? With bites of pure deliciousness mixed in?
|39 weeks 5 days ago||13-3||
Michigan wins a nail biter.
|40 weeks 14 hours ago||Wow!||
I went to Case, and while I did know there was a FB team, I had NO IDEA that there was a rivalry with anyone. If anyone I would have guessed Carnegie Mellon or RPI, just based on out geeking each other.
|40 weeks 17 hours ago||Generic trophy||
But really deep hatred for each other. They really, really hate each other, maybe even more than Iowa hates Iowa State. What's the N on the helmet stand for? Knowledge!
|40 weeks 17 hours ago||Come for the corn..||
And stay even though it smells like pig farm. If you say "what smell?", then you have lived there too long. I have fallen victim to that myself. Me to husband "Remember when it used to smell here all the time?" He answers. "Yeah, it doesn't smell anymore. We better move if we can't smell it."
|40 weeks 17 hours ago||Iowa trophies||
They play Minnesota for Floyd of Rosedale (which was a live pig at first) and Wisconsin for the Heartland Trophy. Minnesota and Wisconsin battle for Paul Bunyan's Axe.
|40 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks!||
I just started re watching LOTR, so I can't resist anything with the Precious. DG needs to hold that like it's the Precious and then bite off their head if someone tries to take it!
|40 weeks 4 days ago||Read the Moderator Action Sticky thread||
I read it the other day and it helped me see what was going on re:deletion and banning people.
|40 weeks 4 days ago||Honestly,||
Honestly, bringing up Borges in that thread was just asking for lots of vitriol and flame wars. It did not look as if it were truly designed or intended for thoughtful, insightful discussion.
|40 weeks 4 days ago||A spy!||
He's a spy! A sleeper agent from another team!
|40 weeks 4 days ago||Why?||
Why, why why would anyone think that is a good color? My eyes are bleeding.
|40 weeks 5 days ago||My husband||
Ny husband lets me use the Internet if I have finished my cooking and cleaning. But only to check football. Of course, once the kids get home, I have to get them all cleaned up for Daddy, so they can be seen and not heard. Then I have to finish the 5 course meal for dinner.
|41 weeks 19 hours ago||Now!||
There are chocolate Frosted Flakes now. I saw them at the grocery store. I couldn't believe it! But, why did they put milk in the OJ?
|41 weeks 21 hours ago||Not answering emails||
1. Not answering emails. I know you get them, you've answered me before. Read it and reply. It's not hard. 2. My dryer. Stop breaking. 2b. Stiff clothes from being line dried.
|41 weeks 22 hours ago||With you||
on dinner! I have started making each person choose one dinner per week so I don't have to think of as many things. We do eat a lot of hamburgers and meatballs, though...
|42 weeks 16 min ago||47-13 Michigan||
|42 weeks 5 days ago||You're like an angel in disguise||
|43 weeks 5 days ago||Truth be told||
I don't read MGoBlog either. I'm just here for the pics and animated GIFs.
|43 weeks 5 days ago||Can it bring me information||
Can it bring me information from all over the world? Answer my questions with just a click of the mouse?
|43 weeks 5 days ago||Because||
It is. Look at the release from yesterday with all of the events and it is listed under "Pregame". I even got a new maize shirt to replace the one that fell apart in the wash.
|43 weeks 5 days ago||OK then||
|43 weeks 5 days ago||My entry was changed||
I had tix for ND listed and now the listing says Akron. I have been checking the listing periodically, so this has happened very recently (prob. in the last 9 min or so). Strange.
|43 weeks 6 days ago||Expensive||
If they are as nice as the Coldplay ones, they are expensive. I found an article that said it cost 400,000 pounds/night for the bracelets.
Here is the website for Xylobands:
They look really cool and for orders over 10,000 they can have your message on the band! Do they work after the show is over?
|43 weeks 6 days ago||I don't mind||
the pompoms, I just wish we could have some blue metallic pom poms instead of maize. My kids always pick up extras and we have a million maize pompoms at home. I also think the metallic blue would look good on TV. But, I know the yellow looks good on TV. What would be cool are the light up foam sticks they gave out at Yost last year. I think the bracelets will be great. I will have to scoop some extras for the kids.
|44 weeks 17 hours ago||Spoken like||
a real MD/PhD. Hopefully you will go into a field where you will have lots of opportunities to hear yourself speak!
|44 weeks 3 days ago||The difference between me and DG||
... Besides the fact that I am a 5'4" white girl who isn't a college QB, is that I would fall by running into the banner. I'm glad these supercool, talented athletes worry about stuff like that, it makes them seem more regular.
|44 weeks 3 days ago||8 ND tix||
All 8 tickets together. Section 6, Rows 5-6. Email with offer email@example.com.
|44 weeks 5 days ago||Cheer!||
If only the first 2 stanzas went like the final stanza, I could really learn the song!
|44 weeks 5 days ago||I'll own it||
I don't know the complete words. I also don't sing it. You don't want to hear me sing.
|45 weeks 2 days ago||Heiko...||
You're a med student. You know better than to write "orthoscopic". It's ARthroscopic.
|45 weeks 6 days ago||In his old home town||
A friend of mine lives in San Mateo and regularly sees TB's parents there with an occasional appearance by TB and wife. On his sons first coommunion he said that everybody suddenly got quiet and he was all impressed by the holiness of it, but TB and wife walked in and people were staring. So now I've ruined it for him, he'll never get privacy in church.
|46 weeks 2 days ago||Changing levels||
The club seat holders on 300 and 400 levels can go back and forth between the levels, but not up to the suite level. Last year was the first year that you could go back and forth between the club levels.
|46 weeks 2 days ago||Do it||
You can go in even though the seats are outside. There is a bar along the windows where you can sit and watch while your kids eat. We do this every game. They have different food offerings from the 300 to 400 level, but you can go from level to level, all you need is a transit pass. 300 level usually has Zingermans, Red Rock BBQ, hamburgers, chicken sandwich, etc... There is also ice cream but that is CASH only and last season it was $6 per cone/bowl. My kids would not tolerate football if it weren't for the club. Also, the bathroom access is great. They usually have some TVs on the 400 level that show other games and sometimes even NASCAR. Yes, the club level folks are such WalMart Wolverines that they are watching NASCAR during the games (esp early season baby seal opponents).
|47 weeks 1 day ago||chains||
At Women's Football Academy, the players were showing us how they use the chains in almost every exercise to make it more intense. Those chains are so heavy and the higher you lift it, the more weight that is added, I can't even imagine how hard it is.
|47 weeks 1 day ago||I've got||
Squirrels in my pants, squirrels in my pants.
S to the I to M to the P
Squirrels in my pants!
Phineas and Feb is great! I also love Regular Show.
|47 weeks 2 days ago||Some suggestions||
I second the idea of going to Matthaei Botanical Gardens. It has a really wonderful Children's Garden in the back that is really fun for kids of both genders and a wide age range. Because it is outside, it doesn't close so you can go when it is convenient. We have gone in mornings/evenings/winter/summer and my boys love it.
I would skip Mongolian BBQ because it is always super busy around game days and my kids CAN NOT WAIT for food. My kids love Pizza House (probably because we let them order milkshakes). If your kids are willing to try new things, La Marsa on State Street is good.
I like the idea of chaining your stroller to a bike rack or light. I wish I had thought of that when my kids were little and started going to games. You should check out parking on Hoover St, it's the best. One year we made an arrangement for an easy in/easy out spot on Hoover and it was great. We could leave home at 11:15 and be in our seats by 11:50.
They now have ice cream in the stadium and it will buy you a lot of time when the kids are sad/mad.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Here are pix||
This is the official photographer website with ALL the pix. You can look for me, I'm the short one in the Michigan gear! http://goblue.ortmanphoto.com/
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Wow||
I think you will have about 10 million opponents tonight.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||I need||
some more cowbell with that. Watch your back - my husband is pretty active on the board! Don't make him jealous! ;-)
|1 year 3 weeks ago||That's funny you mention it||
My neighbor was just telling me about the green storm and how it knocked down so many trees in her yard. She was saying she had never seen the sky so green.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||I tried||
but I couldn't get the words "dong forest" out of my mouth. It seemed so embarrassing at the time.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||I want to send my husband||
but he didn't want to take 2 days off work. Next year I will make him do it. However, the Men's Football Academy is $2500, 2 days and WFA is $250, 1 day so I think there should be some extras for your wife!
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Answers||
I am happy to answer!
450 women participate. This is capped, so once the spots are gone, they are gone.
You are in a group (or on a team, I suppose) of campers, about 25. You can request to be with certain people, so I requested to be with my friend and her sister. Since you are with the same people all day you are chatting with them and cheering them on in the different drills. Also during the autograph time and lunch there is social time with other campers and the players/coaches. Last year I was in a group with Drew Dileo's mom and sister, which was fun because of the special attention from the players.
Registration this year was in April, which was late. In 2012 registration was in February. The camp only took 4 days to fill up, so once you get the email that registration is open there is no time to waste.
You have to be over 18 to be in the camp and there is no age limit. I think the majority of campers (just by eyeballing the other ladies) fall in to the 35-55 range. I think you get the most enjoyment out of it if you can actually participate in drills. We had a lady in her 70s in my group this time and she was running, catching and tackling with us and she had a great time. Last year there was an older lady (60s-70s) that the players kept underestimating and she knocked over 3 different players during the day. As long as you love FB you will be fine (but sore).
I hope that helps!
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Thanks!||
I'm glad you are enjoying this, I was worried people would think it is lame. Kudos to my husband who encouraged me to write it up and post it.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Shirtless||
For the remainder of the off season we should use the (OMG) shirtless twitter pic that was featured on the front pag recently.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||I hate||
"It is what it is"
"Back in the day"
"The first time x has happened since the last time it happened" It can't be the first time if it already happened before!
IE9 for messing up my email.
Slow internet service
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Yes||
I was really grossed out by how many women who are old enough to be their moms (or grandmothers) were going on and on about how they would love to get it on with these guys. I am definitely old enough to be mom to them, and all I could think of is "OMG, I am old enough to be their mom!"
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Some more tidbits||
I wanted to add a few more things that were funny/interesting.
Dennis Norfleet has "D" and "N" tatooed on his calves. D is on the left and N is on the right, each has flames coming up off them.
Borges was asked about life as a football coach during the Q&A. He said for the first 43 years of his life he lived and breathed football and then he met his wife and this changed his perspective greatly. 8 years ago they had their first child and his perspective changed again. Now his joke is that when his kids are teenagers and they ask for the car if he tells them "No" they will turn off the ventilator.
Desmond Morgan has been moved from WILL to MIKE (and they actually told us what tose things mean). I spoke with him briefly to thank him and his teammates for taking time to do this with us and how it makes us enjoy the game much more than we did before. Last year I had lunch with Desmond, Joe Bolden and Ondre Pipkins and it really made me want those guys to do better/succeed because now I know how nice these boys are.
We spent a lot of time on technique and form in each position and we learned some Xs and Os. They actually had some plays developed for us to use in scrimmage. I played corner and now I appreciate that running backward, fast, is very hard.
Jeremy Jackson was very friendly and a good receivers coach. He is premed. At the receivers station, everybody catches a touchdown and has to dance. Their rule is if you don't dance, we will all dance around you until you do dance!
Brendan Gibbons has graduated and is studying social work.
Jeremy Gallon is hilarious. When we were "breaking it down" I asked if we could get a back flip and he did one for us.
It was a lot of fun and I am sore as all get out today. I can't wait for next year! Maybe I can get an mgoblog press pass and do even more in depth reporting!
|1 year 4 weeks ago||:-)||
I'm happy to report about the day! Glad you enjoyed it!
|1 year 4 weeks ago||I was there||
So here are some of my quick notes/thoughts:
Hagerup was there and meeting with the ladies, but he wasn't teaching. Also, his gear was not the same as the gear of the active team members.
Jake Ryan is on schedule to return in 6 months. He is doing workouts daily and 3.5 hours of PT every day. He got advice/emotional support from Countess and Wormley who went through injuries last year.
Taylor Lewan said he wants to return because he wants a Big Ten championship. He also said he sometimes is amped too much for games so he listens to John Mayer to bring himself down. Dr. Hamlet III was "too aggressive" and they thought he might have been abused by a previous owner, so it wasn't working out at their place. They sent him to an actual farm. He assured me that they did not eat him.
Dennis Norfleet is a music major, he sings. I asked what he is thinking of onfield when he is drumming and he likes R+B, nothing specific. He doesn't like pump up songs.
Taco Charlton is very tall. He was a patient teacher at the tackling dummies.
Devin Gardner had to work very hard to resume role of QB. Mattison was praising him effusively about the self sacrifice he made in becoming WR. Devin said, "It's a good thing I had good grades before that happened, because I had to miss a lot of class to learn all the running formations." Also, he and Borges have a good back and forth going.
I asked Borges about his relationship with Heiko. He said he likes Heiko because he likes to argue with him. Also, I asked if he knew that Heiko is a Med Student and he said, "Yeah, a damn stubborn one!" Also, my friend's son goes to school with his daughter so they talked about school, Kindergarten play, etc...
Taylor Lewan benches 420. In pounds per pound comparison, Jeremy Gallon is the strongest (wt lifted/athlete wt).
The trainers recommend 1 g protein/pound of body wt.
One lady commented at the Q&A session that us meeting the players is like a 5 year old girl meeting Justin Bieber.
Brendan Gibbons is growing a handlebar mustache.
Frank Clark is a good dancer and he drank 1/2 gal of OJ for breakfast.
That's all I can remember now.
I will brag that I was able to make all my catches in the "dong forest".
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Yes,||
They kept telling us to tone down manhandling. They gave us flags so we wouldn't tackle, but we still did a lot of holding, pushing, etc...
|1 year 4 weeks ago||DP||
I just thought that would be funny to say as a double post after saying "dong forest".
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Thank goodness||
that we didn't have email back when I was in a sorority. We had to do rants like this face to face. And while it did lead to a lot of tears (especially in Greek Week, when you weren't trying enough, perky enough, etc..) we don't have long term evidence.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Another thought||
you could speak to someone within the Athletic Department and see if they have a way for you to distribute the information (I would guess not b/c of the affiliation with Mott and Special Olympics), but you never know. If I recall correctly, only certain entrances are open for the spring game and you can at least get that information so any friends/colleagues you have out at the game can be positioned in the right spot for the most people/exposure.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Great idea!||
I think at the corner of Stadium and Main would be good - a lot of people go by there. Also, you may want to get in touch with the annarbor.com sports people because they could put an article in about what you are doing and (maybe) get more exposure (or at least a different crowd than hangs out here).
Also, it was fun meeting you at the Women's Football Academy last year and wish you the best of luck!
|1 year 22 weeks ago||I wonder||
if he had an epidural hematoma. You get a lucid period with that. That's what happened to Natasha Richardson after a ski accident. I know Caleb Moore was wearing a helmet, but is it enough protection against a snowmobile crashing on your head?
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Surprised||
We have been going to games all season and there have been empty seats, so I am surprised you are having trouble getting tickets (especially since they haven't been playing well).
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Nasty email campaign||
So I sent an unhappy email to Dave Bradon, Chrissi Rawak, Pres. Coleman and Denise Illitch. Those were the emails I could find. Here they are if you want to send an email, too:
I hope our protests work! But, sadly, I think they won't.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Silly me||
I should have looked back up at your post again! You tricked me by putting it from lowest to highest instead of highest to lowest!
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Here is the breakdown||
of current ticket holders, per the Annual Giving Guide:
Top 250 individuals: 2,028.49 points
Top 1%: 1,365.81
Top 5%: 326.65
Top 10%: 174.67
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Yes, it is money.||
The more money you give, the more points you get. These changes give alums/athletes an advantage, but if you have enough dollars, you get as many points as you want. All tickets have the same face value, but the question is whether there is a Premium Seat Donation attached to said seat. You need points to qualify to get the seats with the high PSDs. Of course, once you get the really good seats, they have a really high PSD and you keep getting a lot more points just to renew the PSD.
The points also get you some "extra" things, like parking at football games. The more points, the better the parking. You also get invited to some other events, like a brunch before a FB practice before the Alabama game.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Well then...||
How about a heaping helpful of Maurice Clarett?
|1 year 33 weeks ago||I've said it before and will say it again||
You're right, we're all just dudes in our parent's basement wearing underpants. And sometimes not even that.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||I like||
how it took until he was naked, ranting, yelling, crying and pulling a dollar out of his wallet for thm to realize that the professor had "completely lost it". So if he had left the money in his wallet you would have thought it was ok?
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Here is proof||
that cats are better than dogs.
Disclaimer: I don't actually have a cat or a dog, but this is funny.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Did they raise the scoreboard?||
It will be interesting to see if they raised it now that they have suites that might want a view from up high.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Weren't they aluminum before?||
We have season tix and I recall sitting on cold metal all these years. I always plop my coat on the seat to protect against butt chill.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||I can't remember how much!!!||
At first I thought it was $500 to attend, but then I remembered it was less than that and you have fundraising goals to set. I set mine at $500 - which seems to be the only number that sticks in my head. I think it was around $100-125. I met almost all the players, all the coaches and had a great time. I really am enjoying this season more than before (and I really enjoyed it before). Now when I am watching the games I'm thinking stuff like, "Wow, he did great, I can't believe I ate lunch with him!" I am always impressing my extended family with, "Oh yeah, I met ___ and he was cool. He was my running back/linebacker/D-line coach".
I will do it again next year, no doubt.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Ginger lemon tea||
sweetwaters has the best hot ginger lemon tea. Soooooo delicious. I don't drink coffee, so I don't know about the rest.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Nebraska again||
Totally just messed up a punt and let Ark. State recover the ball (they were the kicking team).
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Nebraska||
Reports on ESPN2 said that Bo Pelini left the game at half time in an ambulance. No diagnosis.
Also Martinez fumbles x2 and lets Arkansas state back in the game.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Madison, Wi||
Has 2 roads, Hooker and Pleasure. they intersect. So you can say, "meet me at the corner of Hooker and Pleasure".
|1 year 43 weeks ago||as long as||
he brings the team! But it would be cool to get an insider's view of the football program. Sadly, they are not in the same class, probably not even the same school.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||A kid in kindergarten?!||
I am going to see if his child is in my child's class. If so, I will push not for "Bring your daughter to work day" but "Bring your daughter and her class and their parents to work day".
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Total drama!||
Fred wants Daphne back and she is not interested. Fred has a sad little teddy bear to go to for comfort and Daphne is out finding new love. There is a replacement girl named "Hot Dog Water" (not kidding - I asked the kids to confirm) to help solve mysteries.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Just go||
It's 3 weeks, it won't happen, especially if there haven't been any problems with the pregnancy. Set her up with a nice spa day, mani/pedi (she's probably not able to reach her toes by now), massage. It will all be cool. She will call if there are problems/labor. But there won't be.
My husband went out of town to Rochester, NY in December 1 week before the 2nd child was due. I was really nervous that he would miss it because of a blizzard or something. It went fine. Baby came on due date and hubby was there.
So 1) Set up spa day 2) have arrangements for hospital transport 3) go to game.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Hey dude,||
I just got off the beach and haven't had time to shower. Lay off.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||I'm going to go there...||
Look at the unit on that guy!
I would embed the skit, but I am not good with the interwebs. That skit was hilarious.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Sponsors||
Get some sponsors for the CIL. I know there are businesses that would sponsor the liveblog - you could do something like "First quarter brought to you by Joe Schmo's House of Pies". Or even let members pay/donate $5-10 to supplement the sponsors.
Twitter - blah. I don't get what to do with the hashtag - isn't it what we used to call the pound sign?
|1 year 50 weeks ago||Tried to look up||
injury rates with onside kicks - came up with nada on a Google search. Does anyone have a link to real data? Not that it matters much as the rule is changed, but just curious.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||That makes a lot of sense.||
Have them make the money but put it to a good use. The whole thing was about money so make the punishment about money. This might be more costly than the death penalty - with the death penalty they don't have to maintain the program, the facilities, etc. With this, they have to still run the program, host the games, travel to the games, etc but every red cent of profit goes to the victims.
|1 year 52 weeks ago||Bolden's hair||
isn't as fabulous as Jake Ryan's. If you see them up close, you will know that Jake's is much much more fabulous. He's not called Goldilocks for nothing.
|1 year 52 weeks ago||He was wearing it||
at the Women's Football Academy.
I will try to post a pic when I get home.
|2 years 2 days ago||You will never have privacy again!||
I can no longer go to the bathroom or shower again without having one of the boys barge in. Even if I lock it, they know how to pop the lock open. When my oldest son had kindergarten "sex ed" (yes, in kindergarten) showing that boys and girls were different, he was amazed that some kids didn't know it.
2. You will enjoy a lot of their cartoons, even when they are done with them. I beg for Phineas and Feb and Kung Fu Panda - Legends of Awesomeness.
3. You will do lots of things that you never thought you would do - like coach t-ball. I am totally unathletic and haven't played t-ball, softball, etc, but there I am as the coach. I have learned more about cars, trucks, lizards, dinos, sharks, etc than I ever thought I would know.
4. You can try to make a good healthy lunch, but in the end snack bars, jello cups and nutella will win out. Go ahead and buy the fancy bento box lunch box, it will be full of the same stuff and not the designer healthy lunch of your dreams.
|2 years 4 days ago||Maybe||
Any reference to Ace Anbender should have a "YTA" ("Yes That Ace") and any reference to the other Ace should be "NTA".
|2 years 1 week ago||Actually||
It seems like it was just a handful, right?
It's scandalous, heinous, egregious and maybe just short of criminal. But the university is bigger than these cowardly men and has done too much good to ignore. Don't worry, there will be penalties and I think they will be severe. I don't think expulsion from the B1G will be one of them.
|2 years 1 week ago||What a painful memory.||
The big house was so quiet after that. We were in a daze wondering if it really happened.
|2 years 1 week ago||And no and then!||
Dude, what does mine say?
|2 years 1 week ago||Exactly||
Everyone is so hot to trot about anointing an heir to Jordan's throne. Kobe is the closest. Had Lebron stuck with Cleveland, and eventually won a title (I'm certain that would have happened), he would have owned Ohio forever. Then he would have been LeGend James. Now, he needs to have the numbers to even come close.
|2 years 1 week ago||Done||
Michigan's 4th Heisman trophy winner and Fitz are up with 38% of the vote.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||My votes||
1. LBJ is a zero. He took too long to win his first championship. He seems like a jerk.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Only heathens go under||
It's simply not correct or acceptable. I will shine my evil eye upon thee now.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||I'm pretty sure||
you'd need a ticket to Bolivian to see THE PARTY ROOM.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Not sure||
Why you old have a problem with her. Maybe the Statute of limitations is over. Maybe she wanted to keep it private. It's easy to pontificate from the sidelines.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||What if||
His name was Shirley?
|2 years 2 weeks ago||We all||
should've taken the blue pill. Now we have to see how deep the rabbit hole goes. Apparently, at least as far as Alabama.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||OMG||
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Mind games||
Next thing you know, he'll be posting as a woman. Maybe even a mother. Uhhh... wait... forget that, he'd never do that.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Exactly||
We're all just dudes in underpants here.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||I couldn't||
Attach an image from the tablet, I'm glad someone got the reference! And poor Sam Beckett, who eventually leaped into Jeffery Archer to save the galaxy.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Sounds like an RDT post to me||
Especially using a tag from "M Wolverine". Mr. Wolverine is WIAB (@wolverineinabag) on twitter.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||The NCAA||
had a Director of Enforcement?
|2 years 2 weeks ago||No||
He is doomed to leap from time to time, but never home again. He must make right the things in the past that have gone wrong in the future.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Actually||
My guess is she says "So you actually are surprised that someone on the Internet posted something that wasn't true, using an alias, and had another alias under which they were posting? You are such a loser."
|2 years 2 weeks ago||C'mon||
My friends Clark Kent and Diana Prince say that's nonsense.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Going back to that other thread||
RDT = WIAB = THE_IGNORANCE
Of course, I could also be RDT joining the pile on thus giving me some credibility. Or, I could just be posting so I can have enough points to make my diary of my experience at the Women's Football Academy. I guess we'll never know...
|2 years 2 weeks ago||You forgot THE PARTY ROOM||
and their second alias, THE SPARTY ROOM.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||I don't care||
and I'm ironic.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Goodbye Killer||
Other stuff notwithstanding, a tribute to Killer is a tribute to Killer.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Turn off your phone||
Before you bring the plane down.
Seriously, though, where are you headed? Any recruiting targets in that locale?
|2 years 2 weeks ago||He can stay all four years||
If he chooses. It's different than football or basketball.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||That's pretty good company||
for him to be in. Can't wait to see him on the ice.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Not always a huge DB fan either||
but good administrators know how to identify and recruit talented people. He's doing a good job so far on this front.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Surgery||
He said he had surgery last week. We didn't get more specific than that.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||No||
Someone in my group yelled "Do we have to think of brunette girls?" and Gibbons gave the big eye roll like he was so sick of hearing that. Hagerup (who was on crutches, BTW, but says he will be off them next week) said in a pervy kind of voice "Only if you want to ladies".
|2 years 4 weeks ago||We did a different dance||
We did a different yell/dance at each station when we broke from the huddle. When I was at the QB station we did the Cabbage Patch with "white man overbite". The "white man overbite" was specifically requested by Borges and Devin and Denard pulled it off quite well.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||That makes sense||
I think ND really expected the run in that situation which is why they overpursued Denard and also why that throwback screen worked so well. It was a great call by Borges, but one that maybe makes more sense on second down. I guess if Smith drops the pass then there is still plenty of time and the odds are that he catches it, gets a nice gain and gets tackled in bounds thus accomplishing the same thing.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||How come?||
In our second to last drive, we threw the ball to Vincent Smith on first down and he scored. In that situation, wouldn't the "normal" call be to run and milk the clock, setting up either the game winning touchdown or game tieing field goal with no time left?
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Way more than last year||
this is my first year but the ladies in my group were saying that last year it was 275 people but this year was 475.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Also,||
Drew Dileo's mom and sister were in my group and were very nice. His sister could really throw. I also asked the players if they read MI sports blogs and they don't. They agreed it's not a good idea to read this stuff about yourself.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||I was there, too||
It was a great day and very long and hot. There were all kinds of ladies there, college age girls through grandmas. You only had to do as much physical effort as you were comfortable with. All of the players were really friendly and nice. Devin was very funny. Denard seemed kind of tired of signing autographs, but I asked him for it anyways. Hagerup was on crutches but expects to be on his feet next week. Borges had arm surgery. I ate lunch with Joe Bolden, Kaleb Ringer, Ondre Pipkins, and Desmond Morgan. We talked about music in the stadium and if they get any input. They don't. Desmond said they did get sick of Seven Nation Army, but understood that it really pumped up the crowd, so what can you do? Also, they all started playing fb at age 6 or7 except for Pipkins, who started in 8th grade. I admire him coming today as he just got into town at midnight. Vince Smith is also really nice and very short. I asked about the shooting hands thing he did last season and he said something about pointing out the linebackers. I didn't really get it. Overall, a great day and gave me great appreciation for the hard work they do. Also both Devin and Jack Kennedy said I have a good arm, so that's awesome!
|2 years 12 weeks ago||I completely agree with you||
Sometimes when you are a younger lady you might want a little bit of danger or bad boy, but for life long committment and stability, nerds are where it's at.
/married a nerd
/also a nerd
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Everybody knows||
that Americans of Nordic heritage have been know as the "Fighting Sioux" for millenia! They are just claiming their birthright!
They should really go for something nordic - the fighting Vikings, the Fighting Norskes, the Hammer of Thor, the Swedish Meatballs, etc... I think we will all be intimidated fighting the hammer of Thor.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Interesting article on the money involved||
I just read this article this morning. Lots of money involved. It would be really expensive to keep Manning and have Luck, too.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||And that||
genius quote really sums up things. Hilarious!
|2 years 31 weeks ago||MSU loses||
dumb dumb dumb
|2 years 31 weeks ago||I think||
Dantonio realizes that Bielema will do the predictable run-it-up-the-middle thing and he'll just line up to stop that.