I GET IT
|5 days 20 hours ago||Pets||
I don't like pets. Dogs smell bad and lick your face after licking poo.
|2 weeks 2 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.
|2 weeks 3 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.
|2 weeks 6 days 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.
|3 weeks 5 hours 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?
|3 weeks 5 hours ago||Real answer||
|3 weeks 5 hours 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.
|3 weeks 1 day 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.
|3 weeks 1 day 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.
|3 weeks 1 day 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!
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I think||
you forgot to specify that Creed would be shirtless and wearing leather pants for this.
|5 weeks 2 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."
|5 weeks 2 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.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Ebola air fresheners||
That is so funny! I almost spit my lunch over the computer. It's funny and terrifying.
|8 weeks 6 days 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."
|8 weeks 6 days ago||No||
I think they want Lewan here to show the younger guys the ropes and also as a motivator/leader.
|8 weeks 6 days 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.
|9 weeks 3 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.
|9 weeks 5 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?
|10 weeks 1 day 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.
|10 weeks 2 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.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Ball control||
Not blowing assignments, blocking for runs, cohesive O line, positive yardage by toussaint, using Chesson and Funchess.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||How about||
A gopher rodeo instead?
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Tim Hortons||
I thought Tim Hortons is the official coffee provider at the Stadium. At least they use their cups.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Wow!||
You're less optimistic than I am! I say 13-3 Michigan victory.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Is it||
bittersweet? With bites of pure deliciousness mixed in?
|10 weeks 4 days ago||13-3||
Michigan wins a nail biter.
|10 weeks 6 days 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.
|10 weeks 6 days 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!
|10 weeks 6 days 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."
|10 weeks 6 days 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.
|11 weeks 11 hours 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!
|11 weeks 3 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.
|11 weeks 3 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.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||A spy!||
He's a spy! A sleeper agent from another team!
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Why?||
Why, why why would anyone think that is a good color? My eyes are bleeding.
|11 weeks 4 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.
|11 weeks 6 days 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?
|11 weeks 6 days 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.
|11 weeks 6 days 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...
|12 weeks 5 days ago||47-13 Michigan||
|13 weeks 4 days ago||You're like an angel in disguise||
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Truth be told||
I don't read MGoBlog either. I'm just here for the pics and animated GIFs.
|14 weeks 4 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?
|14 weeks 4 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.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||OK then||
|14 weeks 4 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.
|14 weeks 5 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?
|14 weeks 5 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.
|14 weeks 6 days 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!
|15 weeks 2 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.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||8 ND tix||
All 8 tickets together. Section 6, Rows 5-6. Email with offer firstname.lastname@example.org.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Cheer!||
If only the first 2 stanzas went like the final stanza, I could really learn the song!
|15 weeks 4 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.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Heiko...||
You're a med student. You know better than to write "orthoscopic". It's ARthroscopic.
|16 weeks 5 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.
|17 weeks 1 day 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.
|17 weeks 1 day 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).
|18 weeks 6 hours 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.
|18 weeks 6 hours 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.
|18 weeks 1 day 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.
|26 weeks 5 days 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/
|26 weeks 6 days ago||Wow||
I think you will have about 10 million opponents tonight.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||I need||
some more cowbell with that. Watch your back - my husband is pretty active on the board! Don't make him jealous! ;-)
|26 weeks 6 days 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.
|27 weeks 10 hours ago||I tried||
but I couldn't get the words "dong forest" out of my mouth. It seemed so embarrassing at the time.
|27 weeks 10 hours 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!
|27 weeks 17 hours 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!
|27 weeks 18 hours 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.
|27 weeks 1 day 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.
|27 weeks 1 day 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
|27 weeks 2 days 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!"
|27 weeks 2 days 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!
|27 weeks 2 days ago||:-)||
I'm happy to report about the day! Glad you enjoyed it!
|27 weeks 3 days 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".
|27 weeks 3 days 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...
|27 weeks 3 days ago||DP||
I just thought that would be funny to say as a double post after saying "dong forest".
|33 weeks 5 days 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.
|36 weeks 1 day 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.
|36 weeks 1 day 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!
|45 weeks 5 days 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?
|47 weeks 4 days 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 1 week 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 weeks ago||Well then...||
How about a heaping helpful of Maurice Clarett?
|1 year 4 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 13 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 13 weeks ago||Nebraska again||
Totally just messed up a punt and let Ark. State recover the ball (they were the kicking team).
|1 year 13 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 13 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 13 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 13 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 13 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 15 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 16 weeks ago||Hey dude,||
I just got off the beach and haven't had time to shower. Lay off.
|1 year 17 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 19 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 21 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 22 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 22 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 22 weeks ago||He was wearing it||
at the Women's Football Academy.
I will try to post a pic when I get home.
|1 year 23 weeks 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.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Maybe||
Any reference to Ace Anbender should have a "YTA" ("Yes That Ace") and any reference to the other Ace should be "NTA".
|1 year 24 weeks 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.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||What a painful memory.||
The big house was so quiet after that. We were in a daze wondering if it really happened.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||And no and then!||
Dude, what does mine say?
|1 year 24 weeks 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.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Done||
Michigan's 4th Heisman trophy winner and Fitz are up with 38% of the vote.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||My votes||
1. LBJ is a zero. He took too long to win his first championship. He seems like a jerk.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Only heathens go under||
It's simply not correct or acceptable. I will shine my evil eye upon thee now.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||I'm pretty sure||
you'd need a ticket to Bolivian to see THE PARTY ROOM.
|1 year 25 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.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||What if||
His name was Shirley?
|1 year 25 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.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||OMG||
|1 year 25 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.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Exactly||
We're all just dudes in underpants here.
|1 year 25 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.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Sounds like an RDT post to me||
Especially using a tag from "M Wolverine". Mr. Wolverine is WIAB (@wolverineinabag) on twitter.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||The NCAA||
had a Director of Enforcement?
|1 year 25 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.
|1 year 25 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."
|1 year 25 weeks ago||C'mon||
My friends Clark Kent and Diana Prince say that's nonsense.
|1 year 25 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...
|1 year 25 weeks ago||You forgot THE PARTY ROOM||
and their second alias, THE SPARTY ROOM.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||I don't care||
and I'm ironic.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Goodbye Killer||
Other stuff notwithstanding, a tribute to Killer is a tribute to Killer.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Turn off your phone||
Before you bring the plane down.
Seriously, though, where are you headed? Any recruiting targets in that locale?
|1 year 25 weeks ago||He can stay all four years||
If he chooses. It's different than football or basketball.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||That's pretty good company||
for him to be in. Can't wait to see him on the ice.
|1 year 26 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.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Surgery||
He said he had surgery last week. We didn't get more specific than that.
|1 year 27 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".
|1 year 27 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.
|1 year 27 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.
|1 year 27 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?
|1 year 27 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.
|1 year 27 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.
|1 year 27 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!
|1 year 35 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
|1 year 44 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.
|1 year 46 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 2 weeks ago||And that||
genius quote really sums up things. Hilarious!
|2 years 2 weeks ago||MSU loses||
dumb dumb dumb
|2 years 2 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.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||It's gotta be incomplete||
|2 years 2 weeks ago||He calls it||
like a hockey game, no?
|2 years 2 weeks ago||There must be a serious delay||
on my DTV feed because I read your post and 15 seconds later saw the play you already called!
|2 years 2 weeks ago||What a catch!||
TD - Wisconsin!
|2 years 2 weeks ago||I think||
It's actually a step towards a playoff system (yeah, I know it won't happen but hope springs eternal). You could have the conference champions seeded based on some rational system and culminate in the national championship game. Everyone in the playoff system (like BCS) would be guaranteed a big payday. Separately, every other team can go to their bowl game as usual.
Both systems coexist. More college football. And more money.
And since I'm in a pie-in-the-sky mood, a portion of the profits are set aside for college athletes to receive after they get their college degree.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Here's pointing at you, Coach!||
Great job and congrats on the season and well-deserved award!
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Do these stats||
make their way into the computers that might help decide the BCS standings?
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Thanks!||
Thanks for answering so quickly. I purchased it with a different email, but I will tell you that one in private.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Please help me auction people!||
I won an auction a few weeks ago and haven't heard anything about it since the confirmation that I won. I have emailed the contact email and received no response. I would really like the item I won - it's for Christmas. Please email me at email@example.com
|2 years 3 weeks ago||It's hard to win all your games||
Even if they are cupcakes. And they are blowing people out. I think all that data shows is that we don't know how good Houston is...
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Hoke's Injury Report:||
1. A bunch of players with boo-boos. Some may play and others won't.
2. A few owies, but no mamas were called.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Zen of Mattison||
I love it - "Why are you pursuing". It's great.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Lands end||
Lands end has many winter coats in "dijon gold" that looks pretty maize-ish to me.
I see a lot of people in these at the stadium.
Might be a little late for this season, but never too soon to start planning for next year.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||So excited!||
I haven't been this excited about a game since my first game many, many moons ago. I wonder what special surprises DB has in store for us - we've had pom-poms for ND, towels for Nebraska and what will it be? Do you think they will have maize t-shirts for all?
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Yes||
I saw several people on crutches yesterday. They even have wheel chairs to help if you are totally worn out from crutching from your far away parking spot.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||I hope former players are disgusted||
I hope all the former players remember all the young boys he brought along and are disgusted when they realize now what was going on. This is such a sickening story and I hope that Curry and schultz are put on trial for perjury (it sure sounds like the Grand Jury doubted their version of events). Disgusting.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||2nd the recommendation||
2nd the recommendation for Prairie Lights. It's my favorite book store, amazing selection, great authors in for readings, signings...
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Places we liked||
We liked to eat at the Vine (there are 2 - go to the one in Coralville)
We also liked Bob's your uncle - I recall they had good pizza:
Mondo's was also a good place, likely to be crowded:
Atlas near the ped mall is great - one of my favorites - an amazing tall stack of ribs:
For your 2 am gyro hit, please try George's best Gyros. He stays on the ped mall until 2-3 am serving his best gyros from a little cart.
For a place very similar to Ashley's (but more limited selection) try the Sanctuary
Keep in mind, Iowa City will be crazy on game night. There isn't much else going on.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Floating wave||
I think a floating wave would be awesome!
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Sorry||
if this a bit off-topic but I've had trouble changing my avatar lately. I'm getting the below error message:
Anyone else experiencing this or know of a workaround?
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Clearly,||
He has watched too much Dora. I'm sad he didn't include swiper - it would have been fun to yell "swiper, no swiping!"
|2 years 13 weeks ago||well...||
They seemed to see everything else coming. Things were looking pretty bad there for a while. Also, I'm kidding, I know it wouldn't work, but desperate times call for desperate measures and we (the fans) were pretty desperate in Q3.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||agree||
The glowing body suits would have looked much better with the lights out. I felt bad for the girls whose suits malfunctioned and didn't light up or blinked uncontrollably in the wrong color.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Sad pandas...||
I was still really happy about our win and now I'm thinking about sad pandas....
I, too, was hoping Devin would get in the game. Maybe hike the ball to Denard, he hands it to Devin. Denard takes off running and Devin throws it to Denard for a touchdown! It would have been awesome! But, it was awesome anyways.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Thanks!||
Yep, I checked it on youtube:
It really fit the mood in the stadium on Saturday.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||What was the techno pop song?||
I was in the stands and it was great! I loved the techno pop song - does anyone know what it was? I'd love to blast it in the "mommobile"!
|2 years 14 weeks ago||I loved it!||
the music really got the crowd energized. I have to admit, while I knew many of the songs, I didn't know the name/artist of the techno pop song - it was very catchy and would love to blare it in my "mom-mobile"! Thanks for the help!
|2 years 14 weeks ago||ND tix - 8 together||
I still have 8 tix for ND available. Section 6. email me if interested: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tix are now sold. (9/6/11)
|2 years 15 weeks ago||I have tix available||
I have tix available for those games. email me at : email@example.com
|2 years 15 weeks ago||iowa||
When I lived in Iowa, we went to the Michigan games there. I have to say that although there was quite of bit of verbal sparring with my collegues before the game, the fans were very polite! After one game where Michigan won, as we were leaving fully bedecked in Michigan gear, the opposing fans would say "Good game!" I was pleasantly surprised.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||I worry about that, too||
I hope that if they are finding people coming to the gate with barcodes that aren't valid (have been sold on StubHub), that they (the Athletic Department) would go to the original owner of those tickets and ban them from having tickets.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Sheesh||
Sheesh had great food, but it burned down on Monday. If they rebuild, they are great.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||ummm...||
Seva was my first intro to sweet potato fries, delicious.... I love the dipping sauce.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||vinology||
You have to add Vinology on Main street to the list. It is one of my favorite fancy places to eat. It' menu is so good, it rotates seasonally. Additionally, they make liquid nitrogen milkshakes at your tableside.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Sunscreen||
They should show this to people who won't wear sunscreen.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Set of 8 tickets for sale||
We have a set of 8 tickets that are together available for all games. Price negotioable. Please reply to this post and I will contact you.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Wait until you have kids!||
My 2 children both have birthdays in football season. I have to go to great lengths to make sure that neither boy has a family or friends party during Michigan games. Since we go to games, I also have to make sure that it doesn't compete with the tailgate, either. So we have birthday parties at strange times...
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Relax your standards||
It really helps if you relax some of your standards about cleanliness of house, meal content, etc, especially for the first few months. If the baby is healthy and growing, that's all that matters. Who cares if the clothes haven't been put away or if you are eating nachos and ice cream for dinner? I actually highly recommend nachos and ice cream for dinner.
I'm sure you've heard "Happy wife, happy life", but I will say "Happy mommy, happy family". So read "Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy child" and help Mommy out a lot.
Also, talk about Mgoblog and M football a lot. I just overheard my 4 and 6 year old playing and asking eachother "Have you Mgoblogged today?"
|2 years 32 weeks ago||The best percentage||
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Win7 with Norton Security Suite||
No problems or warnings with the site.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Not what you think||
I live in A2 and this project is not for high speed rail. It is a collaboration between A2 and U of M Hospital to provide a parking structure, bus stop and possibly rail in the future. The rail would be for transport to Howell area.
Here is an article:
|2 years 34 weeks ago||I am impressed!||
You are very well traveled and I am impressed about Antarctica.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||beer||
T. Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, OK sells beer in the club and suite areas.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||How nice?||
How nice is that nice wood? Tell us more about it...
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Take advantage of it||
We have taken advantage of the lower level of enthusiasm and poor economy to get better seats! gotta take the opportunity when you see it.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Seconded||
I agree about clarifying rules about being a booster. Certainly former football players can be a great influence on the upcoming players, but we want to make sure it is clean.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||sure he does||
even free range, fair trade organic grass fed beef can make you chubby! It's just a healthier, fairer chubby.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||Weather||
Warm & Sunny = good attendance
Cold, Rainy & Windy = mediocre attendance