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|4 weeks 5 days ago||I liked them back in the 70's||
and I like them now.
An additional point in their favor is that the piping echos the Cazzie-era basketball kit as well.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||You're missing||
|16 weeks 4 days ago||no||
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Willie Heston||
Some say he was the best player in the history of Michigan football
|19 weeks 2 days ago||No, he's just incredibly lazy||
and has zero ambition.
But, yeah, that is obviously satisfactory to him and apparently makes him happy.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Tim hasn't done any actual reporting in 30 years||
He covers most games from his living room or the bar at Dusty's Pub. I've seem him reporting on games as if he was covering them live on the 11 pm news when I knew for a fact that he was parked on a barstool pitching yet another spot on "Staudt on Sponsors" to some hapless barkeep.
He's been coasting on a long-stale local reputation and a complete lack of ambiton for longer than most of the posters on this board have been alive. Yeah - he had the talent a generation or two ago to be a big market sportscaster. But he never had the ambition or work ethic to do anything about it. He'd be eaten alive in a market other than Lansing, where he can spend half his time covering the Pewamo-Westphalia JV baseball team.
Remember - his biggest scoop ever was: Earvin Johnson was going to sign a national letter of intent to play basketball for Johnny Orr at Michigan. And, in the past 40 years, his reporting and opinons haven't been any more accurate than that.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||As a Cub Scout "ushering" at Michigan Stadium||
Probably the 1959 or 1960 season. Once upon a time, Boy Scout and Cub Scout troops around the state were invited for a game each season to "usher" at the half-filled stadium.
The tradition came to an end when the sellout string began. Missouri 1975 was the last such event .
|20 weeks 5 days ago||65 Rose Bowl||
|20 weeks 5 days ago||On a more serious note,||
I still have, and use, these:
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|20 weeks 5 days ago||Blasts from the past||
King Crab legs at
|21 weeks 5 days ago||I've visited the Mines' campus||
a couple of times and have seen the stadium, but haven't attended a game there.
Pretty amazing and fun concept.
I understand that the local high schools also use this stadium, and I imagine that this setup would be a teenager's dream come true for a Friday night game.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||O'Harra Stadium - South Dakota School of Mines & Technology||
Where else can you watch the game from your tailgate?
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Go placidly amid the noise||
Go placidly amid the noise and waste, And remember what comfort there may be in owning a piece thereof. Avoid quiet and passive persons unless you are in need of sleep. Rotate your tires. Speak glowingly of those greater than yourself, And heed well their advice, even though they be turkeys. Know what to kiss and when. Consider that two wrongs never make a right, But that three lefts do. Wherever possible put people on "HOLD". Be comforted that in the face of all aridity and disillusionment, And despite the changing fortunes of time, There is always a big future in computer maintenance. Remember the Pueblo. Strive at all times to bend, fold, spindle and mutilate. Know yourself. If you need help, call the FBI. Exercise caution in your daily affairs, Especially with those persons closest to you; That lemon on your left for instance. Be assured that a walk through the ocean of most souls, Would scarcely get your feet wet. Fall not in love therefore; it will stick to your face. Carefully surrender the things of youth: birds, clean air, tuna, Taiwan, And let not the sands of time get in your lunch. For a good time, call 606-4311. Take heart amid the deepening gloom that your dog Is finally getting enough cheese; And reflect that whatever fortunes may be your lot, It could only be worse in Sioux City. You are a fluke of the Universe. You have no right to be here, and whether you can hear it or not, The Universe is laughing behind your back. Therefore make peace with your God whatever you conceive him to be, Hairy Thunderer or Cosmic Muffin. With all its hopes, dreams, promises, and urban renewal, The world continues to deteriorate. Give up.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||Let's go back to Russell Athletic!||
Oh wait, those guys were responsible for the two-toned pants.
Now get off my lawn!
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Maple Leafs by any way you want to measure it||
Second worst isn't even close.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||Stanford was dreadful for about a decade||
before Harbaugh got there. And he did an amazing turnaround
But the worst Pac12 team for over 30 years? Not even close.
You've got the Robber Barons confused with the Beavers on that count.
Oregon State is pretty much the Indiana of Pac 8-10-12 fooball.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||I don't like cluttering up the stadium or press box||
with retired numbers or championship years or any other such stuff. A zillion other stadia do the same thing. Looks tacky and has been done to death.
I'm OK with legends numbers or patches, but use them just once a year at homecoming.
If TPTB insist on something more permanent, put bronze plaques on the walls of the end zones, or on the plaza outside the stadium and inside the gates.
Or just re-retire the numbers.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Perspective||
There are only 9 schools with more Final 4 appearances than Michigan
There are only 6 schools with more final game appearances than Michigan.
It's success has been long-term and sustained, with Final game appearances in 5 of the last 6 decades. Only a handful of programs have done that.
Other than a 10-year period of relative mediocrity from 97-07 (during which Michigan still won a Big10 tournament title and a NIT title), Michigan has been a elite program in basketball for the past 50+ years.
It does not need to become an elite program. It is an elite program. It needs to sustain that status, and is clearly doing so.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Probably because . . .||
. . . the coaching staff told him ahead of time that they were going to run the play at some time in the game. Ufer would write down facts and tidbits of trivia like that on pieces of masking tape and stick them down on the table in front of him to use in the broadcast, then peel them off after he used them. Meticulous preparation. Not necessarily instant encyclopedic recall.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||Which renovation?||
There have been more than a few.
For instance, who needs massive video scoreboards?
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Basketball rivalries are different||
In short, whichever team is at the top of the standings is the #1 rival, and that is much more volatile situation in Bball than in football.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||What could possibly go wrong?|
|29 weeks 6 days ago||Those shorts are hideous||
But, I'm guessing I'm not the target market.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Agreed||
Most of the "Irish" pubs around the state are prefab and as authentically Irish as Bud with green food dye in it.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Depends||
For money and academics, ND and Texas.
For demographics, geograpic proximity and tv markets in about equal measure, Va and NC.
In an otherwise rational world, the top candidates would be Pitt, Syracuse, Missouri and ND, even over Rutgers and Md. .
|31 weeks 1 day ago||These||
|32 weeks 2 days ago||Michigan has many classic actual throwback designs||
This faux Indiana Pacers atrocity isn't one of them.
Just make it stop.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||There's already a song titled "Blue"||
Hell, there's a whole album titled "Blue". F*cking with that might even be worse than f*cking with The Victors...and with Varsity, for that matter.
We've already got two fight songs better than most other schools. To say nothing of Hawaiian War Chant and Temptation.
|34 weeks 2 hours ago||https://www.youtube.com/watch|