I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|11 hours 16 min ago||Not sure...||
Basically I just woke up at 4:30am on the first day you could submit in the the random draw selection.
I chose to pick the date and venue (I knew I wanted to go to Rio, and I knew I wanted it to be a "meaningful"/tournament game, so I really didn't care who was playing)
Rio's final game is the World Cup final, so I chose the 2nd to last game played in Maracana which is the Quarterfinal match.
It was a risky move, and I'll likely be watching Germany advance...but if, IF, somehow USA can WIN their group and then win the Round of 16, I'll be watching them on the 4th. That would be amazing. We'll see.
Anyway, 2 months later, I got an e-mail from the Fifa Ticket Center saying that I won and my order had been processed.
I should have airfare finalized tonight, but the lodging has been tough. Hotel rates are crazy and I just don't know if I trust all of these apartments that are popping up offering stays. People say they're legit, but I'm not sure.
In '96 my family went to Atlanta for the Olympics and a frat was renting out their house, so we did that it worked well, but again, that was obviously in America. I've been sketchy about going that route in Brazil.
So I'm still doing a little research, but I believe the 3rd round of tickets are being released in the next couple of days so I want to nail down my stay before a million more people get awarded tickets.
|11 hours 52 min ago||If USA somehow wins their group...||
And wins the Round of 16 game.
I will be there watching USA play in Rio on the 4th of July.
|13 hours 43 min ago||Again...||
We have two kids currently committed to come to Michigan in less than a year from this school.
It may seem odd or shady, but it's legal.
|13 hours 44 min ago||Can't tell if serious...||
But I'll bite.
Austin is 2.5 hours away from Houston.
|13 hours 49 min ago||It is NOT allowed.||
I just e-mailed the picture to our head of Compliance. Here is his e-mail back...
"As per an NCAA interpretation (see below) this would be considered an altered photograph and would be impermissible to send to a recruit.
Photographs as Attachments to General Correspondence and Electronic Transmissions (I)
Date Published: August 30, 2012
Item Ref: f
The academic and membership affairs staff determined that an institution may send a photograph to a prospective student-athlete as an attachment to general correspondence (printed on plain white paper with black ink) or electronic transmissions, provided the information in the photograph was not altered or staged for a recruiting purpose."
|13 hours 51 min ago||HAHAHA||
Talk about the mob coming after you...
|14 hours 23 sec ago||We know.||
We have two players on his team committed to THIS class...don't we?
|14 hours 1 min ago||Bama lock.||
|14 hours 3 min ago||We got screwed.||
Nonetheless, I'm going.
I'll be in Rio for the Quarterfinal Match - don't care who's playing - can't wait!
|17 hours 6 min ago||Good for him...||
...good move for both sides.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Exactly.||
Which is why you know that they will not be charging him.
No one sets up a press conference before charging/detaining someone.
|1 day 13 hours ago||For the lawyers...||
...is true drunk kids who meet and have sex (one night stand), sexual assault?
No need to put any "ifs" or qualifiers on the question. I'm talking about what happens every weekend at every college or university.
Guy goes out with his boys...gets drunk. Girl goes out with her girls...gets drunk. They flirt, they makeout, the go home together, they have sex...she wakes up, does the walk of shame back to her dorm.
No intent, no drugs, no force. Both are "of age," but both were very drunk.
Is this scenario sexual assault?
|1 day 13 hours ago||IMO, no it doesn't||
Who says in this memorial park that you can't honor great TEAMS of Michigan?
I wouldn't do it on the concourse. I'd make a park. It would have statues and history, basically an outdoor museum.
I'd honor, great players, great teams, great coaches, great plays, everything...I should be able to learn and honor all of the great things about Michigan at this memorial.
It should be an honor to be included in the Michigan Stadium Memorial Park just as it would be to have your number retired or a legends jersey.
|1 day 16 hours ago||Legends Jerseys need to die...||
...but I repeat.
Give Funchess #21
Give Butt #87
I've said this a million times. STOP WITH THE SILLY LEGENDS JERSEYS.
Find a plot of land outside the stadium and build a monument park like the Yankees have. Statues and plaques and memorials.
You have these current legends...why not make a staute of a each of them, this way you can add Woodson and AC in the near future.
Stop it with the jerseys and the lockers. It's such a dumb idea.
|1 day 16 hours ago||Give Funchess 21||
And give Butt 87
|1 day 16 hours ago||I'm losing faith in GRIII||
I'm almost starting to think that he should be coming off the bench. He has the mentality of a 6th man, it might not be a bad role for him.
Morgan-McGary-Stauskas-LeVert-Walton...if we're soft, that lineup gets us tougher.
Morgan doesn't need to play any more minutes. And GRIII would still play a ton. But that is what I would start the game and the half with. That is how I would set the tone.
|1 day 16 hours ago||I was just about to post this...||
Came in this mornings D1 Tracker media blast...
Look at UCF in there...look at Texas! Ouch!
|1 day 17 hours ago||Bad picture...font sucks.||
Plus I believe Roundtree drops the pass in the picture.
|1 day 17 hours ago||What have you see out of ANYONE to say he "deserves" it?||
That is the dumbest arguement when we're talking about JERSEY numbers (A.I. "practice" voice)
Just retire the number because chances are...no one is ever going to be Charles Woodson ever again. That's why Charles Woodson was Charles Woodson!!! No one was ever Charles Woodson BEFORE he did what he did.
I wouldn't give a damn if Countess or Peppers wore #2. Hell maybe it'll raise their games.
Doesn't make any sense, but it's been crazy how whoever wears #21 ends up having the best year of his career. We're on one hell of a streak with that number. That said, I really don't care what number guys are wearing...just play better and win championships.
If #2 is going to get Peppers to Michigan, give it to him. Who gives a shit. It doesn't blemish Woodson one bit.
|2 days 6 hours ago||It's the "dead season"||
You have enough points, you can start your own if you'd like.
You don't have to post in these threads. It's not like they're OT or meaningless. It's discussion about Michigan Athletics on a site called MGoBlog. What a concept.
If you don't like it: http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/ot-united-state-pop-2013 ...feel free to talk about DJ Earworm.
|2 days 6 hours ago||We win.||
This is the year!
|2 days 6 hours ago||I just don't see it...||
1. 18-12 in the B1G either likely means a .500 record in the league or a win over Arizona
2. This team is going to improve (even if GRIII doesn't) just off experience alone. They're all experiencing so much for the first time.
I don't think it was a shock that we played better in the 2nd half vs. Duke than the first. Or that we lost our first big road game. Or that we lost our first championship game.
It's tough doing things for the first time...you just don't know what to expect. ESPECIALLY when you don't have defined roles. Who's the 1st option? Stauskas? LeVert? McGary? All of that will get sorted out. Minutes and a rotation will get sorted out.
Last year we went into the season knowing the lineup, we knew Spike was going to spell Trey right before a media timeout and get about 6 minutes a game. We knew LeVert and Vogrich were going to fight for those minutes behind THJ and Stauskas who were the clear starters. We need the big man rotation.
Literally the only things that changed last year was Vogrich lost his minutes to LeVert and Morgan was replaced by McGary. 2 FRESHMAN...got better as they gained experience.
This year, 2 FRESHMAN will get better as they gain experience. But you don't have experienced leaders in Burke and THJ to carry you in the meantime.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Additional Thoughts||
I said yesterday that the games so far this season don't mean much to me. If we lost to Duke by 20, I wasn't going to worry. I'll judge this year's team in February...or basically from @ MSU (Jan. 25) to vs. MSU (Feb. 23). THAT month is where we'll see what kind of team we have.
Now we need to win the games we absolutely should win, but this team is going to improve so drastically (as a team) throughout the year that it kind of makes this point in the season...boring. Last year, we knew what we had, so these early games were GREAT barometers for where we were going to be in March. The biggest difference between last year's team now and in the NCAA tournament was really only McGary.
A win over Duke wouldn't have meant much to me either, it would've given a lot of false hope, IMO. This team is going to have highs and lows as they grow, develop a chemistry, define roles and "find themselves." That all takes time.
Everyone outside of Morgan and Horford has a new role. On top of that, you have two freshman playing key minutes and BIG minutes. Again, it's going to take time. It'll take time for Duke (hence their losses), it'll take time for Kansas. We're in that same boat. MSU is where we were, they had all offseason and preseason with guys who've been there. They know each other, they know their roles and what everyone brings to the table.
I like watching this team with no expectations. Last year if we would've lost to NC St. or KSU I would've sensed a little trouble. This year losing to Charlotte and ISU does nothing for me (at THIS point in the season). If we grow like we should, this team in February would beat this team in December by double digits. It also wouldn't lose to Charlotte or ISU.
That said, I think our run starts now...I thought preseason we'd have 3 losses by now (although I figured one would be to VCU). But I'm going to say we kick start our season with a win over Arizona and then a win over Stanford in Brooklyn in a similar game to the ISU game, but this time we come out on top. From there, we probably drop a game somewhere, but it wouldn't surprise me if we kept the winning streak going until we went to EL in late January.
|2 days 6 hours ago||I'm just glad our coaches are out recruiting...||
We need something positive with this program.
|2 days 8 hours ago||lol||
...this question is dumb.
8-4 over OSU or a National Championship.
Even football fans say basketball.
|2 days 10 hours ago||Damn you.||
I was so close.
Oh well... the sexy back picture is better than all the rest.
|2 days 10 hours ago||BWC Disagrees||
|2 days 13 hours ago||He's never going to be a D1 head coach||
...those rumor days have passed.
That said, if he was fired, I could see him as the OC with Orgeron at UW. They could get Ty Willingham to be the DC and it can be the team of misfit coaches.
|2 days 13 hours ago||META Question||
...can't we PLEASE CHANGE THE MGOBANNER??!
|2 days 15 hours ago||(No subject)||