further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
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|7 weeks 20 hours ago||Best explanation:||
Real estate is much cheaper on the west side of Michigan. $600K+ will buy you a huge house/property here. There just aren't that many listings in that range. Even in the nicer suburbs of EGR, Ada, & Cascade, your money goes pretty far.
We moved to East Grand Rapids from the North side of Chicago (Buena Park/Wrigleyville) eight years ago, and our cost of living was literally cut in half. I would highly recommend this area: great public schools, very safe, low cost of living, easy drive to Ann Arbor for Fall Saturdays or Chicago for a weekend, not to mention easy access to Lake Michigan and Northwest Michigan in the summers. It is a bit conservative, but downtown GR is slowly starting to become more interesting, with more going on, more to do, etc.
EGR was just listed this year as the "most educated city" in Michigan (a position Ann Arbor has always traditionally held) with highest percentage of citizens holding college/graduate degrees.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||The NFL||
Why is The Shield (TM) determined to crap in Michiganders' stockings this holiday season? Did you see the officiating in Green Bay?!?
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Can't resist||
Season of red shit, huh? May want to get that checked out...
|23 weeks 2 hours ago||"the fate of the Ivy League"||
I have to agree with the above comment: is the "fate" of the Ivies so bad? I understand the point of the article here--Michigan would love to remain in the FBS/upper echelon of college football without sacrificing all principles of fairness and the best higher education.
But, really? You're implying that Ivy League football = death. The commenter above has it right: it's not so bad. This is collectively what these institutions (the Ivies) decided upon, and guess what? It's working out O.K. for them.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Tragedy||
Tragedy in every sense of the word.
This story reminds me of a college classmate of mine who was on Flight 11 from Boston to LA, which crashed into the North Tower. He was on the flight to go out to tell a firm in LA that his firm was not going to go through with a deal they had been discussing, something they could have easily handled by phone or internet. It seems that this firm insisted on having a representative deliver this news in person. He was to come back to Boston that afternoon. Just an extremely unfortunate occurrence.
Hard to believe 13 years have passed already...
|25 weeks 6 days ago||31-13 Michigan||
Defense looks even better than expected and overwhelms Golson & co.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||Have to second the Camp Randall, Notre Dame picks||
My trip to Madison was in 2007, when Michigan had rebounded nicely from its early-season stumbles to be undefeated in the Big Ten. Was handed lots of free beer & brats wandering around pre-game at various tailgates, despite wearing full Michigan gear (I was with Wisconsin guys). Nice folks, good-natured ribbing, etc. Great stadium atmosphere. Unfortunately, Henne got hurt, and an overwhelmed Mallett couldn't complete a comeback: Michigan suffered its first conference loss. I was silently pissed as I shuffled out, and this big drunk guy in red overalls yelled at me, "Could be worse. Could be rainin'!" I retorted, "Good luck playing for the Big Ten Championship next week--oh, wait. That's us!" He stared at me dumbfounded as I was shepherded away by my Wisconsin-fan friends.
Have been to Notre Dame five times--same experience: easy drive, super-friendly fans (almost too polite). Should also add that I've only seen Michigan win there as well (sometimes in soul-crushing fashion for ND), so that adds to my fondness for the place. Will go one last time in September.
Northwestern wasn't that memorable for me...
|32 weeks 6 days ago||Exactly||
Couldn't agree more. The guys Hoke tends to recruit spend their summers *not* filling our pages with arrest reports and misdeeds. Perhaps the kind of guy that responds to this kind of recruiting doesn't fit that mold.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||Great article||
So sorry for your loss, Seth. But this piece is just great. Thank you.
Gonna hug my dad when I see him this weekend.
|44 weeks 3 hours ago||You might be surprised||
As someone who spent 4 years at Vanderbilt, there is some serious talent there (and in Nashville in general) as well. Probably not the quantity of Oxford or Athens, but very respectable, nonetheless.
|44 weeks 5 days ago||Survey Answers||
|45 weeks 5 days ago||No Rose Bowl win since 2000 for Badgers||
Just for the record, it's been a while since Wisconsin won a Rose Bowl (2000). I know, I know, Michigan's drought is longer...
|46 weeks 6 days ago||Probably won't happen||
Probably won't happen. As the interviewee even states in the article: "Who is opposed to these kids getting paid?" Southerners have "no moral outrage" whatsoever to this behavior, and the momentum is currently swinging more towards this line of thinking nationally. The chances of this network going down in legal/NCAA flames is probably very low now, but the possibility of making it more fair, equal, and transparent with new rules may be coming in the near future.
|48 weeks 1 day ago||Interesting Analysis||
Interesting discussion here. When I started reading, I was hoping the OP would use the Points per Possession/offensive efficiency stats for each team for this game to help guide/determine which option would be better. In other words, based on 19:40 of this game, what is the true probability of UK scoring on that last possession? What had their FT percentage been to that point? While the above is an interesting way to look at it, I feel like you could use even more accurate data to get an even finer picture.
That being said, it's tough to second-guess this one, in my opinion. You've got a 35% 3-pt shooter (who had been shooting well in the second half, however) who takes a long (nba range), contested shot. That 35% is probably mostly on open looks, on the line, etc. You've got to like the raw chances of that shot missing, right? Rebounding that miss would be another story, and I agree with above comments that the put-back was the true play here.
|51 weeks 1 day ago||Took 30-1 in November||
I was in Vegas for a conference in November and bet Michigan 30-1 to win it all. Now those odds are looking pretty sweet.
|1 year 6 days ago||An hour before the game?||
My apologies to the Maize Rage, but who cares about the atmosphere an hour before tip-off? Crisler was as loud as I've ever heard it during the game. The place only seats 14,000 or so as it is, and over 3,000 were students on Sunday. The students were there early because they had to line up & get in early to get their seats.
|1 year 1 week ago||Shared||
In that scenario, we would share the B1G title. However, due to our wins over them head-to-head (1st tiebreaker), we'd get the #1 seed in the B1G Tourney.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Disagree||
I have to disagree here. Admittedly, I have no insider information, but based on being an athletic, active 21-year-old, he probably had a disc herniation & subsequent surgery to correct that. Without having spinal stenosis or spondylolisthesis, he may not ever need another surgery. In fact, disc herniations often resolve on their own, not requiring surgery at all. My best guess is that his was severe enough to require surgery.
If all this (all my guesses) is the case, he could be back by the end of the season.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Awesome discussion||
I really enjoyed this discussion and the linked articles about randomness in sports--great stuff. But I'm a big Ron Fartburg fan and didn't appreciate Brian's Canadian brother belittling him (linked article about NHL overtime loser points).
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Actually attended that game||
I was actually in Miami for that incredible game. I remember being vaguely concerned about the Y2K hysteria that morning (Jan 1st). Bama fans were pretty tolerable then--the ones in my section were gracious in defeat. They had Shawn Alexander that year, who was a great RB. Amazing ending.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Wasn't terrible at Vandy||
I feel like I have to add my 2 cents here. Gee was the Chancellor at Vanderbilt when I was in medical school there (his signature is on my diploma), and I thought he was a pretty decent president at the time--agree with the "charismatic" comments above. He was very visible around campus, always approachable, great fundraiser, etc., just without the national media buffoonery that highlighted his time at OSU. He also was behind the restructuring of the athletic dept at Vandy (which was unpopular when proposed) that has worked out extremely well for them.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Excitement||
I'm excited for this game because I'm bringing my 5- and 6-year-old kids to their first U-M football game at the Big House. Weather looks decent...I'm psyched!
|1 year 18 weeks ago||I'm 9 years old||
"Gardner tries to fit a ball into Butt in a tiny window"
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Amazing||
It really just sounds like Borges has learned nothing from this horrific experience. I am disappoint.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||42-14 Michigan||
Jug stays home
|1 year 25 weeks ago||35-10 Michigan||
Chickens go home to South Bend embarrassed
|1 year 26 weeks ago||41-0 Michigan over hapless CMU||
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Awesome!||
I specifically clicked on this thread to see if someone had posted this gif yet! I knew it! You never disappoint MGoBoard!!!!!
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Preseason polls don't matter that much||
Agreed. Michigan started 1997 ranked 14th in the AP. Just win games on that schedule and we'll ascend accordingly.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Turkeys||
I agree. They ARE turkeys!