"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
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|3 hours 39 min ago||If he wouldn't have been||
If he wouldn't have been injured so often I think he could have been right up there with some of the best Michigan rbs ever.
|15 hours 59 min ago||I'm psyched for him. But this||
I'm psyched for him. But this post is not remotely "OT." It's Fitz Toussaint!
|3 days 13 hours ago||You are praying to the wrong||
You are praying to the wrong god. It's Jeebus, with a "B." Jeeves doesn't know his ass from his earlobe.
|6 days 1 hour ago||You are completely off base||
You are completely off base with Candadian Cowbell Girl. She has fun and makes the experience more fun for others with her enthusiasm. The men in the picture above are grown adults whose self-esteem is way too wrapped up in the succes or failure of a group of college students who play football. The comparison is not even remotely valid.
|1 week 5 days ago||Great point. I forgot about||
Great point. I forgot about that. He was not in game shape. I hope he gets there soon!
|1 week 5 days ago||I didn't mean to bitch or||
I didn't mean to bitch or insult. The band was very good and the fans were super nice. My son and I had an excellent time. One fan even told me "thank you for Max Biefeldt!" I said I had nothing to do with that, but you're welcome.
And I apologize for using the word "dorky" to describe the experiece as whole. Nothing was dorky to me except the emoji race and the bicycle race, both of which seemed inappropriate given the closeness of the game. The announcer was, to me, beyond horrible because I appreciate announcers who do not try to drum up excitement. I like the monotone -- like Bob Sheppard (RIP) or Grapentine. Announcers who are too enthusiastic diminish the game experience in my view.
But you're right. All things considered it was an excellent trip -- and you make a very good point when you say that it felt like watching a football game at a basketball school. No one insulted me once. Yours is the first insult I have absorbed all weekend in fact!
|1 week 5 days ago||That's right! My bad. I||
That's right! My bad. I remember it as being near the harrowing end, but it was just the end of the first half.
|1 week 5 days ago||I think so! But it's painted||
I think so! But it's painted with Michigan stuff. But yeah, it looked like an ambulance. She also had what appeared to be a cross country ski with four shot glasses glued to it. Four people would then take shots at a time.
|1 week 5 days ago||Campy as in bumpkin-like --||
Campy as in bumpkin-like -- not like they actually go camping.
|1 week 5 days ago||Right. I just meant that he||
Right. I just meant that he seemed perfectly positioned for a few more attempts at home runs.
|1 week 5 days ago||Ha! I think maybe so. I||
Ha! I think maybe so. I couldn't really tell because she was so decked out in her Michigan superhero outfit.
Her enthusiasm was certainly infectious. I kept thinking, "man, she is going to feel it tomorrow, and the ride home to Toronto (or wherever) is going to suck for her." But I'm speaking from the perspective of a man in his early 40s. My 22 year old self would likely have been just fine with it all, and I would have kept drinking on the ride home -- so there's that.
|1 week 5 days ago||Did you see her before the||
Did you see her before the game? I couldn't believe she could still stand let alone run all over the stadium tapping on her bell. She was chugging beers out of a whiffle bat, then she would hit the can with the bat. As I said, it was eerily inspiring!
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Anyone going?||
Is anyone else going to the game? It looks like a cozy stadium -- sort of like Ryan Field. My son and I are going to get there early and hang out. Never been to Bloomington before but looking forward to it. Go Blue!
ps: I have no idea where to park. Single game parking passes are sold out apparently. Any suggestions?
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I woke up today thinking||
I woke up today thinking "something horrible. Something unspeakably horrible happened yesterday." And then it all came rushing back into my head. The horrible thing is that I am going through a divorce. And also MIchigan football lost in a way that ripped my liver out -- both make me feel like today is going to be one more round of misery.
So thank you to everyone who posts stuff like this, and thank you to all of the Michigan faithful who write incisive, grammatically correct, comforting stuff on this board. I mean it.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||If you put your proof in the||
If you put your proof in the pudding you got shit:
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Wisonsin's Owen Daniels was a||
Wisonsin's Owen Daniels was a qb recruit who is now obviously a tight end in the NFL. I think a shoulder injury forced the switch with him, but it's not that out of the ordinary. In any case, it seems like in at least a few cases JH likes players to see what it's like on the other side of the ball. It seems like it would be an enlightening exercise.
|19 weeks 18 hours ago||I was just responding to the||
I was just responding to the idea that the only way you could make a lot of money was through football. It was a stupid thing to say and clearly not obviously meant as a joke.
Full disclosure: I really liked Ondre Pipkins, and I can understand how it would be awful to be told by your new superstar coach that your playing days are over. One of my favorite Michigan players was Alan Branch, and I always hoped Ondre would follow in his footsteps.
I would be psyched if he did well at Texas Tech. I worry, though, that if he has already had three concussions he might wind up like Muhammed Ali by the time he's 50.
Take care. I don't like bragging either.
|19 weeks 20 hours ago||I thought I would get upvoted||
I thought I would get upvoted for my funny comment. Maybe it wasn't obvious that I was just kidding. I am not even close to being a millionaire. Sorry about that if I offended.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||I believed I would be a||
I believed I would be a millionaire when I was 14/15 and here is what I did to reach that goal:
I got good grades, applied to and got a degree from Michigan. That enabled me to get a job where I make lots of money and provide for my entire family.
I also never had to go to Lubbock, TX -- so I've got that going for me as well.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Sometimes reading this||
Sometimes reading this board/blog makes me proud to be a Michigan alum. I am serious. We all obviously love Michigan football, but its cool that everyone is so informed about other aspects of life as well. And we can argue civilly about things like the demise of print culture, the ethics of people like Zell etc.
Just think how this contrasts with, say, the Paul Finebaum show.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||He used to play for UTES.||
He used to play for UTES.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||He stold stuff.||
He stold stuff.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||So "hard-nosed" football is||
So "hard-nosed" football is incompatible with "blue blood" players? How do "blue blood" players achieve success on the field? What does a "blue blood" defense look like and how does it stop the hurryup spread? How might a "blue blood" coach do better at Michigan? These passages seems absurd.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||"Mormom's" are what a child||
"Mormom's" are what a child calls his mothers in a polygamous Mormon marriage -- or their mother's things, since the apostrophe makes the term possessive and not plural? My hunch is that mormoms usually don't go to college. They go to lessons taught by the Mordad, who is usually a messiah of some sort, at least in his own compound.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||What do you think of the||
What do you think of the DBT's new material?
|1 year 10 weeks ago||He may stay afloat long||
He may stay afloat long enough to get a big salary, but he will implode if his personality fits this profile. Throwing money at someone without a conscience is like trying to put out a fire with propane (see how I changed the metaphor a little?).
|1 year 10 weeks ago||He seems to display||
He seems to display narcissistic and sociopathic tendencies. In other words, he seems to have no conscience. One would think that a human being under investigation for sexual assault (and even if it was "consensual" the encounter was, as I undrestand it, tawdry) would buckle down and stay off the radar, if not because he felt guilty about the whole thing then at least because he would want to repair his image. But he seems not to care a whit. I would be embarrassed if this person represented my school in any way.
I do not see a bright future for Jameis.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Almost everyone I know whose||
Almost everyone I know whose name is Jadeveon Clowney is fast, so this is not news to me.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Team Zissou hands down.||
Team Zissou hands down.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||What sort of NCAA violation?||
What sort of NCAA violation? Like taking money from an agent?