I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|2 weeks 13 hours ago||It's all a matter of preference||
I got no argument with Mani, though I don't drive a Prius and I got my JD from a far more prestigious law school than that Cooley Law School East in Cambridge MA.
Sorry, but Thano's was disgusting. Only reason to go there was to hang out with the hockey team pre-Red Berenson. And Cottage Inn is an abomination. I wouldn't feed it to my dog....if I had a dog.
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||Stay Calm! All is well!||
OK, maybe not. We're looking a liitle too much like Chip Diller just before he gets flattened in Animal House..
But, I've been following the Wolverines since well before most of you were born. Hell, since before most of your parents were born. Trust me, I've seen worse. Far worse. And for far longer than the three recent years that will not be mentioned. Hell, if we counted National Championships like the Sparties do, we'd count 1964 as a national championship year!
The sunnel come up Tomorrow!!!!!
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||I have been following this team for nearly 60 years||
This ain't 1969.
It ain't even 1968.
I'm starting to be concerned that he score might look a lot like 1968.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||The problem with 134 years of football||
with absurd levels of success year after year is that the expectation, no matter how unrealistic, is ridiculously high every single year. As a result, there really isn't more than about 3 games a season, bowl included, in which fans take much satisfaction in a win, and any other game that turns out badly is simply a disappointment.
Think about it. There is far more disappointment in losing to just about anybody other than TOSU than there is satisfaction in beating them.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Not so much||
Me, I'd prefer if we turned the clock back to 1949 and, instead of MSU, invited Pitt as the replacement for Chicago.
If there is going to be 2 more teams added Pitt and Missouri makes the most sense geographically, Texas and Notre Dame make the most sense financially, and Virginia and North Carolina make the most sense realistically.
UConn adds nothing that the Big 10 needs...which probably means that it will be at the top of the list for what actually happens.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Any site I can find the Harmon #98 Dedication Video?||
Haven't been able to find it anywhere yet. Thought it would be on Mgoblue.com, but nada.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||I expect #1 and #2 to become Legends Jerseys||
No disrespect to any subsequent wearers of the number, including Braylon, but #1 will have Anthony Carter's name, as a transcendental player for Michgan, and #2 for Woodson, obviously.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Tom Hemingway||
is a vastly better play-by-play guy for Michigan football than either Ufer or Beckmann.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||16-year old freshman||
You've got plenty of good observations about cost, reputation, networking, prestige already, so I won't expand on those.
A mega-university with ~43,000 students and ~27,000 undergrads is likely to be a bit overwhelming for even the savviest 16-year old.
~20,000 students total and ~7,000 undergrads, not so much.
Michigan has as many freshmen as Harvard has undergrads.
Everything else being equal, I'd recommend Harvard for a 16-year old freshman for that reason alone.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Best. Stadium. Ever.||
O"Harra Stadium, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Rapid City, SD.
How do you top a triple-tiered, drive-in football stadium?
Never have to choose between continuing the tailgate party or being late for kickoff!
|26 weeks 5 days ago||I like it||
Put it this way. Indiana is expanding the basketball candy-striped warmup pants to sports other than men's basketball. This is a fun way to do it for football without actually putting the team in candy-striped pants. Which would be dreadful.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||Not a good solution||
I fear that the new seating plan will have exactly the opposite effect from what is intended. MSU uses first-come, first-serve seating for its student section. The outcome is nearly always the same - an empty corner in the upper deck and a lot of rowdy drunks squeezed in well beyond capacity down below.
Now, there are no seats as crappy in Michigan Stadium as the corners of the upper deck in Spartan Stadium, but you'll still have people thinking: "I didn't get to the stadium in time to get a good seat, so why show up at all?" Instead of showing up late, they won't show up at all. And, you'll have other people thinking "I can't hang around long at the tailgate or I'll miss out on the good seats, so I better get good and hammered as fast as possible so I can get to the stadium on time." And then you have the problem that it's pretty much impossible to actually control how many people try to cram into the "better" sections of the stadium.
I don't have a good feeling about this.
If you really want the student section to fill up by kickoff, there's a pretty easy solution: drop all the restrictions on reselling the tickets.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||I'll have to search the archives||
But I am quite certain that the best weekend ever in UM sports is going to involve winning a football bowl game, the basketball team playing and winning a high-profile non-conference game/early season tournament game, and a big hockey series sweep , all on the same weekend. It's happened more than once.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||If not for the unfortunate Oughts.....||
Beat Syracuse next week and Michigan will have played in the finals every decade since the Sixties (again, other than the unfortunate 2000-2009 gap in the "streak"). That's the kind of consistency that made Michigan one of the top basketball programs in the country....up until the mercifully ended drought that made people forget how great this program has been over an astonshingly extended period. The only team that's done it very single decade over that stretch is Duke. The list of teams that have done it 5 of the last 6 decades is damn short. Kentucky. UCLA. Kansas. North Carolina. One more win and add Michigan to that list.
|39 weeks 15 hours ago||Never in person||
UM Law 78. Cazzie is ten years older than me, so I was a kid, but not so young as to not remember. Cazzie and Bob Timberlake are the first UM players I recall from when I was a kid.
Didn't live in A2, so never went to a basketball game as a kid. Went to football games once a year as "ushers" with the CubScouts. Games were rarely televised back then. The 1965 Finals, obviously, but more often you'd be able to watch newsreel-type footage on things like ABC's Wide World of Sports. And, obviously there were lots of photos in newspapers, SI and the like. That's what I remember those uniforms from.
Really, back then you followed live sports on radio. One of my most vivid memories of UM basketball is listenening to the 1974 tournament on shortwave while I was studying overseas during undergrad. G*dd*mn Marquette.
|39 weeks 17 hours ago||Great research||
Love the archival photos. Not to hijack the thread, but I have fond memories and great affection for the Cazzie-era uniforms that they used as a model for the throwbacks for the Crisler rededication (the belt would have been great, but I suspect it violates some current regulation) and the Missouri-style uniforms with the big Block M.
Back to the subject. Given the choice between a share of the B1G title and, oh 30+ wins, vs Trey's PPG topping 20, I guess I know what I'd choose. But, in the immortal words of Coleman's eye-candy at the end of Trading Places..."Why can't we have both?"
So B1G title and 20 PPG for Trey! Extra primo good, Mr. Coleman.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||The current BCS system should be replaced with||
the old system of locked-in matchups with conference tie-ins for all the major bowls.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with a system which leaves fans arguing, after the end of the bowl season, about which team was "best", including those which never had a chance to meet face-to-face.
Gol durned whipper-snappers claiming we need a playoff system that results in an undisputed "national champion" in football have no sense of history, no sense of persepective, no sense of what makes college football the best sport in the US for fans.
Back before the PTB ****ed up everthing by initiating the BCS, there were fans of a dozen or so teams happy their team won their conference, fans of another two dozen happy they won thier bowl game, and fans of about 10 happy they won a bowl of reasonable prestige, and 5 who won a major bowl (Rose, Cotton, Sugar, Orange, Fiesta). In more years than not, at least two teams, and sometimes three or even four, had a reasonably plausible argument that theirs was the best team in the country with a claim to the mythical national championship. It is not a bad thing, but a good thing, that Michigan and Nebraska fans can argue into perpetuity who had the best team in 1997! (Michigan, obviously)
Why anybody wanted to **** with that remains a mystery to me, and why anybody, let alone Congress, would think it a good ideal to **** that up even more boggles the mind. As great as the NCAA basketball tournament is, it doesn't produce a "national champion"; it has a tournament winner. The winner of the tournament has not been the best team in basketeball in more years than not. Football is even less amenable to such a process.