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|1 year 15 weeks ago||Ahhh! I LOVE this post.||
It wasn't long ago that we were choking this board with posts full of reasons for yet another loss. Today, we talk about the size of our helmet stickers. This is music to my ears.
Peppers is the worst (term used very loosely) example of trying to figure out the proper sticker size for the available real estate conundrum. If you take the typical Michigan starter, the stickers will probably fill the helmet for a full season. Peppers' helmet is downright.......beautiful!!!
Just win. Win, baby, WIN.
A parting thought: New, smaller stickers may already be on order for next year -- for Peppers. Everyone else will use up the current ones.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Kill was good for the other U-M and the B1G!||
Jerry Kill coached here at Saginaw Valley State University. He was highly successful taking teams deep into the playoffs.
Last year when Kill beat Michigan at Michigan Stadium, I went into the visitor's post game presser. I identified myself to him as being from Saginaw and proceeded to ask him what it was like to win back the Little Brown Jug, and to do so in this place. Among it being one of his proudest moments of his career, he specifically acknowledged SVSU, that it was his first head coaching job and that Saginaw was a special place for his family.
I will always have deep respect for Jerry Kill. He was a class act. The University of Minnesota and the Big Ten were better because of him.
Thank you, Coach Kill. May God shed His grace on you.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||My thoughts...||
Buy high; see game.
Buy low; see game.
The common denominator: buy. Without that you see no game.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||@ UM Fan from Sydney||
I attend funerals all of the time. I will be directing one for MSU on Saturday beginning at 3:30 pm. We have seating for 107,601 at the Church of Harbaugh if you would like to join us.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Pure Michigan Religion: Harbaugh 3:16||
For Jim so loved the game that he gave into his only begotten fun, that whoever believes in winning shall not parish but have an eternal Michigan Football life.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||On a scale of...||
On a scale of Loud, Louder, and Loudest, the NW opening kickoff runback was...Loudester! All other signficant moments this year: Loudest.
What I think is even more important, Michigan has had a lot of those moments this year.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Per Soulfire21||
Per Soulfire21: "The worst of the precipitation appears to be staying to the north and west of us."
This means it's only going to rain in the student section!
|1 year 24 weeks ago||rob f||
You, sir -- I assume you are a sir -- own my new favorite MGoBlog post of all time with that gif. OMG!!!! And I am not even a musician.
Click, click, BOOM. Up go your points.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Partial to 1:30 p.m.||
I'm from the days of 1:30 p.m. kickoff when Bo said that was the proper time toe met leather.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||We should start a movement||
that encourages fans directly behind each upright and three feet on each side of them to wear white shirts to give some added contrast to help our kicker, and maize shirts to confuse the opposing kicker.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Ahhhh...but...||
Do the drapes match the goal posts?
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Stadium expansion plan info from 2011|
|1 year 31 weeks ago||That didn't take long.||
That didn't take long.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Runaway...||
The words were actually, "runaway in Vienna."
Ufer made many wartime references in his broadcasts. One of the most famous is the story of the "Bo 'George Patton' Schembechler Scoring Horn." The horn Ufer used was given to him by the nephew of George Patton, which was willed to him. The horn was on Patton's jeep in the battles through France and Germany. The newphew, who lived in Chicago, asked Ufer if he'd like the horn. Ufer responded with, "Is the Pope Catholic? You'd bet I'd like it!"
Ufer blew the horn after each TD, field goal or extra point.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Watching the band is always good!||
To watch the band prior to their arrival at Michigan Stadium, take in the drumline steps performance at Revelli Hall, 350 East Hoover, directly north of Michigan Stadium, approximately 90 minutes before kickoff. Then stick around and watch them walk to the stadium.
More MMB info can be found here: http://sitemaker.umich.edu/settingsandrituals/student_settings_and_ritua...
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Poll to ranking correction||
Duly noted and corrected.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||+1,000 points||
to you. It would be nice if they make this an annual. Michigan Stadium + game always = a great recruiting tool.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||@ Cali: I'll see your move up||
one spot by not even playing a game and raise you dropping down to #2 in coaches poll after '98 Rose Bowl win!
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Yes||
I've seen them several times. As for walking into the stadium wearing it, I don't know, but it's not like they check IDs at the gate.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Bo did practice indoors||
The first indoor facility was built during Bo's tenure. The old building is directly north of the outdoor practice fields and directly west of Schembechler Hall.
But your point is taken because Bo generally used the indoor field for preparation of bowl games to be out of the late fall cold weather.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Special Teams info||
There certanly is a lot going on within the Special Teams unit this year. Answers, so much as what Brady will offer up, to come at Media Day.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||GoBLUinTx has it right||
It doesn't matter how Key-Shawn's name is pro-NOUNCD' just as long as it's at Michigan.
Furthermore, if we could handle Tishmunga Biakabatuka, we can handle any name.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||How Michigan determines attendance||
Those games that have been mentioned in this post and in many other posts in the past questioning the accuracy of the announced attendance when empty seats are plainly seen, especially in poor weather conditions, Michigan counts all tickets that have been sold (whether the spectator shows up or not), players, coaches, team staff, referees, bands, media, stadium staff, concession workers, security personnel, medics -- EVERYONE who is within the boundaries of the stadium gates -- in the announced attendance. This is why a 109,901-seat stadium can hold more than 115,000, or anything greater than 100,000 when several seats are empty.
Perhaps this year a new catagory can be added to the count list: Tickets that have been given away.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Saginaw Heritage was formed from two schools merging||
From Brian's 'Hello: Brian Cole' report:
"Saginaw Heritage didn't exist as a school until 1988, and their history of producing college football players is short—Cole is the only Heritage product to commit to a D-I school in the Rivals database (2002-present), and a quick U-M roster search shows only two Wolverines from the school (Jake Malacos and Matt Sygo), both of whom only were on the team for one season in the 1990s. Michigan does have a nice history with Saginaw players, however, as the town produced S Shonte Peoples, LB Sam Sword, TE Shawn Thompson, LB Roy Manning, RB Jerome Jackson, DE LaMarr Woodley, and FB John McColgan over the last few decades."
Saginaw Heritage formed from the closure of two Saginaw Township high schools, Douglas MacArthur and Eisenhower.
This is not Heritage's first D-1 player, however.
Stuart Schweigert was heavily recruited by Michigan, but ended up having a successful career at Purdue (Safety) before being selected by the Oakland Raiders in the third round of the 2004 NFL Draft.
Schweigert's high school days were spent competing against future MSU WR Charles Rogers in Saginaw Valley League play. Oh yes, THAT Charles Rogers -- perhaps the biggest football bust to have ever come from this town, which included a horrendous stint with and subsequent release from the Detroit Lions due to well documented legal issues.
Since his retirement from the NFL, Schweigert has held a positive presence in the area, including, visits to his high school alma mater for some assistant coaching duties, and a principal owner of the local Continental Indoor Football League team, the Saginaw Sting, taking the franchise to the league's championship game multiple times, winning twice.
Also from Saginaw, I am looking forward to photographing yet another local native wearing the winged helmet in Ann Arbor -- a helmet design Heritage used themselves for several years before changing to a simple "H" design on the sides.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Nebraska and even tOSU are different animals from others||
Regarding only the matter of attendance, traditional top-tier schools, such as Nebraska and even tOSU are different animals from the Michigans and Alabamas of the NCAA world. The former are the only shows in town. In David Brandon-speak, Nebraska and tOSU don't have to "share inventory" (cheeks in the seats) with any other major program in their respective states. Michigan, Alabama, along with most other major programs across the country must compete for their ticket sales. Alabama competes with Auburn; U-Florida has FSU and the U; while Michigan does so with MSU. In my example laid out in the previous sentence, if either of these states had just one major program, the ability to sellout every game would be even greater than what it is.
In other words, something nearly catastrophic would likely have to occur if Nebraska or tOSU do not sell out. Even with the puff pastries tOSU has traditionally placed on their non-conference schedule, you never hear of even a whisper that those games aren't going to sell out.
I grew up in the Schembechler-Ufer-Canham era. You went to a Michigan game to see the GAME and to hear the band. Kick-off what at 1:05 p.m. and the refs, not the network, called time-out.
Today, so many people need to be entertained in between being entertained. So much of it is now required to be an "experience" rather than the armature college sporting event it is supposed to be. Don't get me wrong, all of the upgrades Michigan has done with and around the stadium were necessary -- in order to keep up with the Jones' who also had to upgrade to try to compete with the historically successful programs.
And the wheel just keeps on turning.
In the process of writing this, I found a pretty good website that lists all of the football schools listed by state at http://prwolfe.bol.ucla.edu/cfootball/LinksList.html . It doesn't identify which division the schools are in but it does help make my point.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||Slapping the floor: scientifically more than just stupid||
Apparently, the MSU School of Medicine has not educated the MSU coaching staff of the hazards of slapping the floor.
The floor itself may be a vector for disease. As one player's hands harboring fomites slaps the floor, disease laden pathogens can be spread to other teammates who also slap the same area of the floor.
The primary concern would be for two players who play the same position. If player 6 comes off the bench and replaces player 2, with player 2 harboring disease by way of fomites on his hand(s), and if player 2 had slapped the floor, player 6, having been inserted into the contest and within the same geographic area of the floor on defense, it is possible for the pathogenic microorganisms to find their way onto the hand(s) of player 6 during repeated floor-slapping activity, thus making the it both stupid AND irresponsible.
Unless or until they pass around hand sanitizer containing 64% or greater ethyl alcohol by volume during timeouts, the chance of spreading disease will remain.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||@craigjjs||
In your rush to explain that LB lives in a refrigerator box under an overpass, you forgot to mention the actual location of the overpass, that being "down by the river."
|3 years 10 weeks ago||I had my own issues with MGBlog||
at the very moment someone introduced me to the site. But I am well, well past that.
The blank face / shifty eye guy meme and supporting comments are the main entertainment reasons I find myself on here. Despite the piles of BS, name calling and other sorted crap that goes on, I cannot get enough of the great lines and gifs posted on this site.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||@ The FannMan: Larry Bird shooting amid lifesize posters||
I remember it well. Of course Larry Bird made the shots! That’s what Larry Bird did.
Boston vs. LA Clippers, reported to have taken place on Tuesday, December 26th, 1989. Here is the video. The moment in question begins at the 45-second mark. Absolutely classic video.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||Al's pre-game routine||
For informational purposes only...Al Borges' home game pre-game routine is to stand just inside the tunnel opening (field end), alone, for a good portion of pre-game prior heading up to the coach's box.