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|3 weeks 6 days ago||Congrats!!||
Hey, that's awesome!
Good news for others of us...I got a great new job AND can spend more time with my family. Friday the 13th is a great day in my family, too. My grandfather, father, and I were all born on the 13th. It was a good day!
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Hmmm. I spend most of my time||
Hmmm. I spend most of my time consumed by job and family with little time to read much farther than MGoBlog. I get the feeling that a good review from BR is tantamount to getting a gold medal...from your Mom. Safe to assume it's not worth much?
Still, I'd rather see a game here than most anywhere else.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Amen.||
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I completely agree!||
Don't get me wrong, I wasn't knocking our status because the Big Ten did us a disservice in scheduling the new conference alignment. Just the opposite. I agree that we're a kick-ass place to be for any college football experience (welcome, Slippery Rock!).
Just check out the commitment in my home remodeling projects...
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Ann Arbor Norman State||
Other B1G schools at #14 (Wisconsin) and #25 (Iowa).
|31 weeks 3 days ago||That would be the Hoover||
That would be the Hoover Steel Ball Company, founded in Ann Arbor in 1913.
True, it's a very useful location and it's especially nice that it has all the industrial amenities that suit Plant Ops, then and now. Big question is whether or not the undoubtedly crucial operations could be based a little farther from the center of campus and the space more efficiently utilized--by Athletics or some other campus unit.
It IS ironic that AEC would have to approve the move.
|31 weeks 3 days ago||Speaking of bus rides...||
Speaking of bus rides, might the University bus student fans to and from cetral campus to an (extended) South Campus for athletic events (or student-athletes to/from practice)?
Crisler and The Big House are an easy walk. Soccer, less so. Lacrosse and a new track facility, if they sit 1.7 miles south of the Diag (thank you Google Earth), could be a tough draw without transportation.
|31 weeks 3 days ago||I could put a nice plaque on||
I could put a nice plaque on each leather seat with donor names.
...or a collection of miniature bronze busts of "those who stay..." at MGoPatio. You could be the first!
|31 weeks 3 days ago||I would LOOOOOVE to get a hot tub.||
So...outdoor hot tub, snow on the ground, maybe for the NHL Winter Classic?
Do I hear Kickstarter calling?
|39 weeks 3 days ago||Check out Big Jon and the||
Check out Big Jon and the team captains with the Little Brown Jug courtesy of the Michigan Photo Store.
Watching Jon get ready to hand off the jug one last time was something special.
|42 weeks 3 days ago||Still strong on MGoBlog support||
With 49 hours to go, the project is at 98% and only needs $66 to reach the goal. It would be nice to hit the mark and keep going, but right now I want to thank the MGoBlog community for your support. A hefty 42.25% of the pledges came from you guys. That's incredible.
I really hope to see everyone back at MGoPatio in the near future. I'm talking with Brian and Seth about setting a new date. Stay tuned.
|42 weeks 4 days ago||It says it quickly... A $4||
It says it quickly...
A $4 pledge gets your name on the thank-you card for Jon Falk. On the KS page, you'll see the silhouette of The Jug made up of lines of text. The text is the names of all the backers (plus some of Jon's colleagues, etc.). You'll also have access to a PDF file of the thank-you graphic so you can see where your name appeared.
This backer level is the simple "thank-you" level common in Kickstarter campaigns. The $4 goes towards the costs of Jon's tailgate reception. AND...if I can get the MGoBlog community to step up and knock this one out, I'll host another tailgate at my place for said community. You can call the four bucks a contribution to the MGoBeer fund.
|42 weeks 4 days ago||MGoBlog readers have posted||
MGoBlog readers have posted 19 pledges for a cool grand in backing. That's 42% of the total project backing. The project is now at 83% overall. You guys rock! I hope someone does step up and get the replica. It'd be great to get a phot of you, your Little Brown Jug, and Jil and Jon at the reception.
Spread the word and maybe more people will get in on the action, even at $4. That's the cost of a Big Mac. It's a bargain when you consider what Jon has done for the team.
|42 weeks 6 days ago||"it's a small arena and u||
"it's a small arena and u have the same number of students."
It actually sounds like your solution is to cut student seating at the Big House to make it easier to fill the student sections... No?
|43 weeks 1 day ago||Of course I want to see it||
Of course I want to see it funded too, but I'll make sure the Jug can happen one way or the other. Just keep in touch.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||You guys are awesome!||
Thanks to those who made the jump to Kickstarter page and joined the effort. A surge yesterday got us to 30% funding with 48% coming straight from the MGoBlog page.
If you know a die-hard Michigan fan (and who of us doesn't) maybe you'll share the link and encourage someone to just put their name on the card.
|43 weeks 4 days ago||Too cool!||
|43 weeks 4 days ago||Sweet! You've got a shot at||
Sweet! You've got a shot at it now. Just make sure that shelf is big enough. The full-size replica is a big 'in and weighs about 25 pounds.
|43 weeks 4 days ago||The one-gallon and two-gallon||
The one-gallon and two-gallon commemorative jugs are hand-made collectibles, but are also fully functional and won't have any 110 year old surprises inside them. Drink what you'd like from them (two gallons is a LOT of beer)!
|43 weeks 4 days ago||I love the enthusiasm, but||
I love the enthusiasm, but should point out that the Red Wing jugs being produced for the project are unpainted. They feature the original glaze and RW logo, just as the LBJ did when it was purchased in 1903. Should you desire, you can paint it to matc on your own.
The full-on replica will take longer for Jil to paint. Delivery is planned following the football season. That said, we sould have a very nice replica of The Jug at Jon's event. Get on the guest list and have your photo taken with the next-best-thing.
|43 weeks 4 days ago||I almost forgot...||
I could edit the original post, but on the off chance you decided not to read that far...
I'm collecting a few incentives from generous football alumni and others in the Michigan Football community that I will offer outsde of Kickstarter to anyone that can lend a helpful hand in giving this project a push. I'm looking at signed balls, jerseys, boks, etc. for help in getting the word out or srumming up support. If you're interested, please contact me through the MGoPatio Facebook page.
Details to come as soon as they're solid. Thanks again.
|44 weeks 22 hours ago||Thanks to everyone for making it out tonight!||
It was a great night. Thanks to everyone that made it out here tonight, particularly the returning players. I hope everyone had a wonderful time. Thanks to the whole MGoBlog team for making things easy. I hope to more events here in the future.
Let's make the predictions come true and give ND a real reason to run away from this series.
LET"S GO BLUE!
|45 weeks 20 hours ago||I haven't talked about it||
I haven't talked about it since...and won't again, but...
Hey, K-State. I know how you feel.
|45 weeks 2 days ago||Ditto. I figured it out and||
Ditto. I figured it out and loved it.
|45 weeks 2 days ago||...can't wait!||
|45 weeks 2 days ago||I heard that NCAA President||
I heard that NCAA President Mark Emmert called Manziel to inform him of his "time out" but assured him that he'd personally bring him a sippy cup with some juice while he sat on the bench for the first half.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Awwwww.||
Poor little...little...guy. :(
|1 year 14 weeks ago||It's good for us that he||
It's good for us that he didn't get ejected. Johnson was the one who missed the front end of the one-and-one, failed to get across the time line, and passed up the layup to kick it out to the reserve guard that missed the game-winner.
Serves him right.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I'm still waiting to see all||
I'm still waiting to see all the updates, too. I see my 40 alumni points, but I don't see anything under "Consecutive Years of Purchase," even for my football tickets. I'll be curious to see where I fall once all the numbers are in.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Way to represent the Big Ten.||
Way to represent the Big Ten. I hope they pull off a couple more wins to show how tough the B1G schedule was this year.
Sorry, my computer downshifted into molasses mode and I ended up with a double post. Can I delete it or do I have to edit it into some sort of cover for my screwup?