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|22 weeks 3 days ago||Everything old is new. .....||
My grandfather played tackle in the 1920 Grey Cup. No face mask, no chin strap. When he showed me the "proper" way to tackle circa 1970, it was with SHOULDERS! around THIGHS!
Perhaps we should return to leather helmets, too. I'm only half joking.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Cbus is heavy on the||
Cbus is heavy on the fluoride.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Does tOSU have a graduate||
Does tOSU have a graduate school?
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Toxiplasma Gondii||
And with Mr. Pickles involved, we have a parasitic issue of epic proportions.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||The end of the Big Money world||
I was born in Ann Arbor to parents who had season tickets. You could say I was gestated in maize 'n blue amniotic fluid.
But I was raised in Cleveland, and so peripherally was a Browns fan. Indeed, my sorority sister's father had 50yd line seats for us to witness John Elway's "Drive" - a Brown's version of the 2015 MSU play I also witnessed firsthand.
When the NFL sleazily, indeed fraudulantly (if you were a Maryland taxpayer that is) ripped the Browns out of Cleveland and deposited them in Baltimore over 20 years ago, I, even as I love football, swore to never engage the NFL as an organization again. For surely, if they could rip the hearts out of faithfuls like Clevelanders, who was immune to their scheming? And I just refused to participate in the actions of such sleazeballs.
Some who know me question my logical consistantcy when they are faced with my rabid GoBlueocity. I tell them, "Show me the scenario where the NCAA or any other organization moves the Wolverines from Ann Arbor."
It amazes me to this day how the NFL has bought allegences to teams with such a fickle, brittle, even arbitrary ties to their localities. I just shake my head in amazement at how we humans have such a tenacious urge to belong to a tribe, what we will do for it (I mean look at the culture of our main rivals!) and how the NFL has done such a glorious job of exploiting it and screwing people over on it at the same time. A major disintermediation on these folks a la music, travel, even retail, will be glorious. Now if we could just do the same with the Banksters.....
It's the end of the Big Money world as <the NFL> knows it,
and I feel fine!
|49 weeks 16 hours ago||Well, isn't that just the||
Well, isn't that just the perfect ending to the most egregious exhibit of derilict officiating evah*.
*Well, in this case "evah" relates to this "old lady's" (right Spike?) frame of reference ie 45 years of going to Michigan Stadium....
|49 weeks 17 hours ago||Well ya are one, now aren't||
Well ya are one, now aren't ya?
|49 weeks 17 hours ago||My high school band director||
My high school band director went on to be the band director at Kansas State. Yeah that guy....
|49 weeks 18 hours ago||It's pretty clear to me that||
It's pretty clear to me that TPTB, the fates, the stars, the cards, or the fix (take your pick) was pushing pretty hard to, if not insure a Sparty win, well certainly beat the spread.....
Even in the face of that, with a hardscrabble transitional QB-lacking team, these guys came to within a whispers' breath of winning. When Harbaugh has his team, they will not be in a position where that last play means didley. Curses are the realm of the weak-willed. I say FU to curses on at least a weekly basis. Those with whom I interact that have achieved success do the same. I went to school with Jimmy. He's a dick. But in this case, a dick is a good thing; a dick says FU to curses....
"We are what we think; our thoughts create the world." - The Buddha
|49 weeks 19 hours ago||Is that you Jeff?||
Is that you Jeff?
|49 weeks 19 hours ago||We are what we think...||
We are what we think; all that arises, arises with our thoughts.....
- The Buddha
You're a Michigan grad. I expect you can make the extrapolations. We should ALL make the extrapolations......
|49 weeks 19 hours ago||Missed throw to Chesson.....||
Overheard in Section 24:
My Kingdom for a Quarterback!
|49 weeks 21 hours ago||Hey bud!||
Born in A2 in 65 to Clevelanders. Moved to the Cleve in 1970. First Indians game 1970. First Browns game 1978. First Cavs game 1979. I was there when John Elway marched 98 yards to beat the Browns in the playoffs in 86. As a member of the MMB, I saw the Tigers win the World Series in 1984 and even as it was great fun, I knew it wasnt my team. I watched the Indians lose to the Braves in the 1995 World Series 1-0. I also watched them lose to the Marlins in teh first game of the 97 Series. Of course they lost in 7 in the 9th inning.... In my FIFTY YEARS no Cleveland professional team has won its championship. No other city can match that "claim to fame".
Yeah, the travails of the Michigan fan are long and hard. But, woe to be a Cleveland fan....
|49 weeks 21 hours ago||Your brother and me....||
I was telling the 70 something woman behind us that my 75 yr old mother (next me) was seeing all her teams (UM, Cubs, Browns) win for like the first time evah. And then..... Of course the Cubs are currently losing.... I would bet HEAVILY against the Browns tomorrow.....
|1 year 5 days ago||Listen to your elder boy!||
The most raucous stadium experience I ever experienced was Madison 1985.
There was no piped-in music. Let me repeat: THERE WAS NO PIPED IN MUSIC.
The students did Tequila, Beer Barrel Polka, Hot Time, and several others I cant remember at this point, all over the place. It was NUTS! The few times the Badgers were actually in the game (this was pre Alvarez) they made enough noise to befuddle our Wolverines. I remember telling my sorority sister. "It's a good thing they're not good, or we might be in trouble!"
I mean really: it's thirty years ago and I STILL REMEMBER how awsome that "Stadium Atmosphere Experience" was, and it was ALL BAND. Of course we need a band director to, well, lead the band.....
If I was a recruit from Florida and Texas, and I came into that stadium, with those helmuts, with Harbaugh at coach, that band playing, and fans acting like the ones in Madison..... Ohhhhhh DAMN!!! the chills! Your shit pop/rap aint doin NOTHIN'!
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Hear, hear.||
Met the man at an alumni event roughly four years ago today.
Repugnant in his smug arrogance. I watched the next three and 1/2 years in pain. So very glad that he showed himself to be not just an ass but REALLY an ass so that we could finally be rid of him.
Met Hoke the same day. I do wish he had had more fortitude because for every bit of an ass Brandon showed himself to be, Hoke was warm and sincere and you could read his integrity. Neccesary but unfortunately not sufficient......
|1 year 16 weeks ago||My mother||
My mother has said that Michigan always gets the bum deal on officiating for at least 40 years now. I used to think she was paranoid.....
|1 year 16 weeks ago||And..||
No interference on MSU in the endzone for Desmond....
|1 year 16 weeks ago||And||
Charles White's touchdown...
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Well....||
Well your credo is certainly in line with your login name, now in' it?
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Id short it if it wasnt||
Id short it if it wasnt private......
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Make that three.....||
I too met him, and YES! he was an ass hole.
Summer of 2011 alumni meet and greet with coaches in NYC. Came hopeful and excited. Left feeling impending doom foreseeing all that lay ahead (and now thankfully behind) us......
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Ya are a spiteful little guy||
Ya are a spiteful little guy arent ye now...
Ye heart be of de scarlet en grey variety dint de be.....
|1 year 18 weeks ago||There was a thread the other||
There was a thread the other night that sung the praises of the mgoblogosphere in contrast to the real world, where the real world was (not in my words) 65% idiots....
4 people upclicked "Maize/Highlighter observation - 1 downclicked. Yes we are still a respite from the real world, but Im worried about the trend....
|1 year 18 weeks ago||You LIKE||
You LIKE HIGHLIGHLIGHTER!?!?!?!??!
|1 year 18 weeks ago||There's a dufus here who actually downvoted this?!||
|1 year 19 weeks ago||GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR||
Its one thing to have to look at highlighter yellow masquerading as Maize.
Its entirely another thing to watch another team do Maize better than we do.....
|1 year 19 weeks ago||My mother used to say: Ann||
My mother used to say:
Ann Arbor was a test case for UM Civil Engineers. She was especially appreciative - she learned to drive in A2...
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Apparently....||
He thought everyday was Sunday.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||War DAMN Eagle.||
War DAMN Eagle.