Peppers at 10, which seems low.
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|1 week 1 day ago||Princeton & Vanderbilt||
Attended both. Neither is a threat to Michigan at all.
It's fun every 20 years when Vandy has a good season, surprises a couple SEC teams, and makes a bowl game. Easy to root for the 1 school that does things mostly "the right way" down there against all the semi-pro monster programs in the conference.
Vandy basketball has actually been respectable over the years.
Princeton football is all about winning the Ivy League only, nothing else.
Especially loved watching Princeton basketball in the old days when they were the perennial scrappy underdog who could beat any great team on any given day with their unusual style.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Just took my kids on PWC last weekend||
There is no problem here--just use common sense, no reckless speed/turns, etc. Just took my 3-year-old on our Sea Doo this past weekend: he sat in front of me and held onto my arms (in life jacket, of course) while I had 2 hands on the handelbars. We even took a couple rides with my 7-year-old sitting behind me as well, holding on to either my back or the seat strap (3-seater Sea Doo).
Worked fine. Legal as long as all have life jackets and those under 16 don't touch the handlebars. Friend of mine got a ticket from a prick cop riding with his 11-year-old in front of him "driving."
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Pancake Pantry||
Lived in Nashville for 4 years--loved it. Great city with lots to do, easy to get around, relatively cheap to live there or visit. I'd recommend going to Pancake Pantry for breakfast/brunch sometime during your visit. Been there forever, loved by locals & visitors alike; close to Vanderbilt campus. Maybe the greatest breakfast place I've ever found (and I've tried many!). Don't be discouraged by the line--it moves fast.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||68-60 Michigan||
Fighting Beileins pull it out when they need it most
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Long cool story, Bro||
In 2000, I was in medical school at Vanderbilt, and Edge Shave Gel came in to sponsor a campus-wide 4-on-4 flag football tournament sometime during the spring. Three of my classmates and myself entered this thing one sunny Saturday morning.
Background: one of my teammates had been a walk-on DB at Stanford, the other 3 of us had all played high school football at decent to very good programs. Also, we had been playing a Saturday morning pickup touch football game for several years now, so we were practiced.
The games were played on a shortened field and they had some ridiculous PAT system where you could go for 2 in the traditional way or throw a football at an inflatable shaving cream can from like 20 yards for 3(!). Needless to say, we went for 3 every time and converted most of them. Anyway, we proceeded to dispatch several fraternity teams, then a couple more club/IM teams, eventually making it to the semifinals against a team made up of varsity basketball players. These guys were athletic and much taller than we were, but somehow we scraped out a close come-from-behind victory. The finals were against a team made of varsity football players (DB's and RB's, I believe--still, D1 players). Again, close, hard-fought game that we ended up winning!
Four dorky medical students won the open all-campus flag football tournament! We were invited to travel to Atlanta to play in the SEC championship for this contest a week or 2 later but declined because we had exams. I still consider this to be my greatest athletic accomplishment, even though I won 3 team state championships in high school (1 football, 2 lacrosse).
|35 weeks 1 day ago||Selling like hotcakes||
I think Harbaugh has changed the tide on the rivalry. Hell people in Ohio are starting to believe him. Never in a million years I would have thought that. Selling Michigan jerseys is a good start.
(sorry, couldn't resist)
|35 weeks 1 day ago||*#$%& OSU gnome||
One of my best friends in the world grew up near Akron an OSU fan. We have a standing bet that the loser has to display an obnoxious gnome (like you'd see in a garden) adorned with the rival's colors/gear (you can buy these) in a prominent place in your house for the entire year. Believe me, I'm getting sick of seeing that @#%$& thing in my home office... Hopefully, I can put it away Saturday.
|37 weeks 5 days ago||24-10 Michigan||
24-10 Good Guys
|39 weeks 5 hours ago||2011 Sugar Bowl||
How about the 2011 Sugar Bowl? I seem to remember a couple of key calls going our way on the way to a victory...
|39 weeks 7 hours ago||Mark||
Now he's SUPER pissed you called him "Mike." No respect.
|41 weeks 6 days ago||Wolverines||
Michigan wins, 24-7
|1 year 9 weeks ago||I think DISCUSS Man has||
I think DISCUSS Man has changed the tide on the rivalry. Hell people in Ohio are starting to believe him. Never in a million years I would have thought that. Selling Michigan jerseys is a good start.
|1 year 28 weeks 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.
|1 year 30 weeks 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?!?
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Can't resist||
Season of red shit, huh? May want to get that checked out...
|1 year 43 weeks 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.
|1 year 45 weeks 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...
|1 year 46 weeks ago||31-13 Michigan||
Defense looks even better than expected and overwhelms Golson & co.
|2 years 3 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...
|2 years 1 week 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.
|2 years 1 week 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.
|2 years 12 weeks 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.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Survey Answers||
|2 years 14 weeks 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...
|2 years 15 weeks 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.
|2 years 16 weeks 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.
|2 years 19 weeks 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.
|2 years 21 weeks 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.
|2 years 22 weeks 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.
|2 years 24 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.