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|3 hours 2 min ago||And the Durkining and the Peppering...||
Great fun. [The authorized version from the Mothership!]
|3 hours 43 min ago||And much prettier than your avatar||
And much prettier than your avatar
|13 hours 42 min ago||His life was as a blessing||
|1 day 2 hours ago||Congrats.||
As I read this, you have amassed 126 points. You now have your upvoting license.
|1 day 20 hours ago||Never heard of Randy Moss until he played for the NFL||
Tyrone Wheatley, on the other hand... Yes, it was with TJ Jr. that I felt I'd crossed the border.
|2 days 20 hours ago||I think his point was that he DOES know the difference.||
and was listing how different days can have the feeling of "a new year" and thus "a new beginning," New Year's Day being the obvious, and that to many (and he was very careful with his wording here to avoid the no religion/no politics issue), Xmas is that new year/new beginning, and that to us here, the first day of practice is that new year/new beginning. (Which in football, he says, you get to have twice a year, so that's a bonus doubling the chances of starting out fresh.)
|3 days 13 hours ago||The team, the team, the team!||
All make their contributions for the good of all.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Yeah, but what do you do with those changing borders?||
What about those towns that were in Poland one minute, then in Austro-Hungary, and then you try to track an ancestral one down and find out it's now in [the] Ukraine?
|4 days 13 hours ago||Surprised about the #81list||
Until I realized that the two Michigan receivers I associated with #81 wore it in the NFL: Amani Toomer for the Giants, and Jason Avant managed to get the #81 in all three of his NFL teams: the Eagles, then the Panthers and now the Chiefs. (Avant wore #8 at Michigan and Toomer #18.)
|5 days 49 min ago||Very impressive interview.||
How he used his redshirt year, balancing student teaching with football this year, and more. Looking forward to seeing him back on the field.
|5 days 1 hour ago||I have a serious traditionalist fan friend||
who has the same problem with The Big House. "It's called Michigan Stadium!!! The Big House is Southern Michigan Prison!" [We're from Jackson.]
Must say I haven't heard the complaint lately... Maybe the realization has sunk in that Michigan staff and announcers and players (and recruits) also use the term.
|5 days 1 hour ago||Best of luck to him.||
Hope he can carry some good memories of his time here, along with his degree.
It would be great to see him get a fresh start on the field and a chance to enjoy the game again.
|5 days 12 hours ago||I was prepared not to like it because it was a gimmick||
But I was surprised at how engrossing it was. , and the kid they found as the boy was incredible (too many incredibles, sorry, it's late), gradually his hair would grow, gradually his voice would deepen, and all the way through he was believable and very, very good.
Other than that, I saw all the nominated films but American Sniper, and they were all good. The apples & oranges thing. So I watched Downton Abbey and watched the end of the other thing.
Agreed with all the acting awards. [Wait? Who was supporting actress? I was watching Downton then. And that was the only one I wasn't sure about. Good performances, but.... ]
Thought JK Simmons in Whiplash was a shoo-in as soon as I saw the first few minutes of the movie. Some people I told not to see it, because it would strike too close to home. That teacher/professor/coach who "teaches" via humiliation, plus a few extra doses of psychopathology. And realizing later he's the same guy who plays the nebbishy professor of that insurance company's mythical college... [People who've watched Oz were less surprised. I've only seen him play nice guys.] Hoped Julianne Moore would win, and she did. All the lead actors were terrific in terrific roles, but Eddie Redmayne had the good fortune to be given the role of a lifetime and the challenge of playing someone who's still alive, and believably showing the gradual changes as his disease takes over (not a spoiler) without it becoming grotesque or a joke. I really thought I was looking at Stephen Hawking. And now when I see Stephen Hawking I think he's an imposter.
|5 days 17 hours ago||And for us it's a title of honor||
and affection. We love our weird guys.
|6 days 16 hours ago||Women chasing all the Big Boys (so to speak)||
In the midst of the Big Ten Tourney, the women swimmers are setting records. Currently #2 going into the finals.
#15 Women's tennis upset #6 Baylor 4-1, and Emina Bektas tied a Michigan record with most singles wins.
And #6 Women's gymnastics was 8-0 going into last night's meet with #1 Oklahoma (defending national champs) and almost upset them, closing the score to lose by less than 2/10 of a point (197.375-197.250). They've already beaten several ranked teams, and lead the B1G in 3 out 4 events. The 4th is vault (where they're only 2nd in the B1G), and if they'd only stuck a couple more landings on their spectacular vaults, they could have had the upset. Now they know they belong in the NCAA picture as well as being the favorites for the Big Ten.
Sophomore Nicole Artz (whose picture below seems to say it all), got a 10 from one judge in beam, winning the event with a career high 9.950. In contrast to the description of the SEC commentators for softball, the analyst for this meet was Olympic champ Shawn Johnson. Giving Oklahoma its due respect, she became very impressed with Michigan and wasn't shy about saying the other judge should have given Nicole the 10. Considering Shawn won the Olympic gold in beam, she should know. Below she's on floor, with almost as almost-perfect a score: 9.925.
EDIT: The picture is much better un-thinified.
|1 week 18 hours ago||Wait a second!||
I've stared at that PeeWee Denard picture over and over again, and it was only now that I noticed the connection!
Denard and Jordan were destined to be together in our hearts!
|1 week 20 hours ago||Ah, don't listen to Carlos.||
Although I wouldn't go so far as to get married to see an away game, I am a female and there are times I can't admit that I'm turning down comp tix for something because I have to sneak away and watch a Michigan sports event. And that sentence he obviously missed? Good sign for the marriage.
|1 week 23 hours ago||I have the same problem.||
So here it is again. Works for me every time.
|1 week 23 hours ago||Currently #44 on the active roster||
Whether he's still there after the draft and camps and preseason cuts is another question. But he wasn't one of the cuts after this season, isn't one of the 10 guys signed to their "futures/reserve" group, has been back and forth from their practice squad a couple of times, and I think this last time he was taken from Philadelphia's P.Sq. to move back on to their active squad. Sounds like they like him, so here's hoping.
|1 week 2 days ago||They're both from hot-climate schools||
where you work up a sweat just getting up in the morning. So maybe they're imagining what the AC would be like for summer work-outs.
|1 week 2 days ago||The MMB actually has an arrangement of "Monster Mash"||
Part of a monster-themed half-time show back in the early-to-mid-70s. (Just checked with the arranger to confirm.)
[It's possible you knew that, but just in case.]
|1 week 3 days ago||Parentage||
Griese was son of an NFL player who had a little success in his time and probably had no problem with his son's tuition, and Sheridan's dad had coached at Michigan and around the NFL, now back home as Lions linebackers coach. Not the standard walk-on profiles.
Update: Nick is now (or at least starting in 2014) an offensive graduate ass't at Tennessee.
|1 week 3 days ago||And didn't he just have an intense||
And didn't he just have an intense pre-draft ethics coaching session with Harbaugh?
|1 week 3 days ago||Thank you so much.||
Carry on, gentlemen.
|1 week 3 days ago||So who's the guy with him?||
I assume he's a recruit, and he's smiling. All the way down the board and no one's identified him or even asked. Guess our obsessions are getting diverted.
|1 week 4 days ago||I remember getting grades then...||
But penmanship and citizenship* brought my GPA down.
*not political. I think it had something to do with giggling.
|1 week 4 days ago||The top three are tied at 15%||
with Beilein close enough at 10%... For those of us who need reminders, can we ask the OP to remind us every day?
|1 week 5 days ago||Thought so too||
Even though I first saw it on the official M team twitter (shocking!). Fortunately the warm-up photo tempted me to look further. Here's the LBSU website with the official history, plus quotes from team alumni-- including a couple MLB pitchers you may have heard of-- giving it their personal spin. [As posted below, it's the baseball nickname only. Their other teams are called the 49'ers.]
|1 week 5 days ago||It's tricky [warning: broadcasting/corporate greed rant]||
I subscribed to the CBS sports thing on the monthly plan, primarily to see gymnastics (both M & W, though the men were rarely covered), and when I signed up this year it turns out that with the burgeoning conference networks the CBS thing is almost useless.
I've been able to watch a couple with BTNPlus (including the recent men's home meet upsetting #2 Stanford, with the bonus of Syque Caesar & Sam Mikulak commentating), but the women's recent meet at Georgia required belonging to the SEC network (via ESPN). And though I was able to see the men's meet at Penn State, it turned out to be a dual meet, with the Penn State women (against Maryland I think) competing as well as the men, so there was almost NO coverage of the Michigan men's routines. Yes, it's their home meet. But the Stanford men were given full attention and commentary at the Michigan home meet. Very frustrating. They might introduce a Michigan gymnast waiting for the cue to begin, and then move the cameras to Penn Staters competing, whether women or men. They even seemed to feature more of the Maryland women, probably because they're, you know, women. (So am I, in case that seems prejudicial.)
I especially wanted to see the men's meet this weekend at #1 Oklahoma, and I was thrilled to see a ""video" link show up on the MGoBlue listing only a day or two before the meet, but the link took you to Oklahoma's Fox-based pay network. Yes, Michigan lost, even with their highest score this season despite a couple falls, but Oklahoma, with its 7 returning seniors, set an NCAA scoring record, and it would have been nice to actually see what gave them such incredible scores.
Rant of Outrage: If some corporation is making money for showing our amateur athletes, whether or not at the home of the other team, shouldn't we be able to see them without paying fees to join every one of these competing networks? You'd think the conference networks would at least collaborate with each other to offer complimentary access to the fans of another conference's visiting team.
If you're reading this far, the women's M-MSU meet was not televised, but their Oklahoma meet will be available on BTNPlus. Good luck!
|1 week 5 days ago||Last night was a replay of the 1975 premiere||
Just posted about it above. (Out of the loop myself, but I noticed it in the TV listings. Don't usually watch it these days, so would have missed it.)