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|6 days 15 hours ago||All Well and Good||
But who gets Bean?
|1 week 3 days ago||Opposite Plan||
Well, I was pretty dumb about my application plan. Unlike the OP, I limited myself to only applications that had a single one-page essay or less. My family is from Michigan, but I grew up all over the US and spent most of my time in high school in Texas.
I ended up applying to, and getting accepted to, Michigan, MSU, Texas, and Texas A&M. Back then, if you sent your SAT scores to UT and TAMU, that qualified as your application; admission was determined by a sliding scale that included HS GPA and SAT score.
Considering the curriculum and grades I had in HS, maybe I should have applied other places. But I had toured Michigan with a family friend the summer before my senior year of HS. There really was no other school I wanted to attend.
By the time I received my accptance letter the only decision was M or MSU. My dad went to MSU and my best friend applied there. If he had gotten in, we probably both would have went, but he didn't. The decision was finalized well before Thanksgiving.
Knowing I was going to Michigan and watching the teams go to a Rose Bowl and then win the national championship in basketball just capped off what was a great end to my high school graduation year of 1989.
The only other decision I had to make was whether or not to try out for the Michigan Marching Band. Long story long: I did. After 3 Rose Bowls in 4 years with a Gator Bowl in the middle, I think I made the right choice! Interestingly enough, it wasn't until the fall of 1993, after I graduated, that I entered Michigan stadium for the first time NOT via the Tunnel.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Yup||
I have the Delta card and the Chase Sapphire.
If you're a regular flier, and fly Delta a lot, the Amex is great. Otherwise, as mentioned in another post, the Amex cash back card is great, too.
We then use the Sapphire in those circumstances when AMEX isn't accepted.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Section||
As for what section, I absolutely love my current seats. We're fortunate enough to be in the front row of the West Side Chairbacks. Section 25. I think they're the best seats in the Big House.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Math...||
Gotta do some math:
All home games, ND, MSU, OSU, Bowl Games from '89 - 92 except 1/1/90 Rose Bowl when I was in school in the marching band. So that's, I think 33.
One or two a year at home, plus two PSU games from '93 - '97 when I lived out East and was in Biz school in Pittsburgh, so let's call that 10 more.
From '98 through '12, all or all but one home games every year, plus Nebraska and the Bowl game last year. So assuming 7 per year + 2 that's another 107.
Hard to say without spending a lot of time in the wayback machine, but I would guess a cool 150 games.
Good living if you can get it!
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Was it Over When the Germans Bombed Pearl Harbor?||
And it ain't over now.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Frustrating. But real.||
I'm no lawyer, but I think this is one of the few rational posts on this thread.
The law of the land is pretty clear, even if we don't like it. To the poster above who said, "Litigate!" I ask, "Litigate what?"
Even if we feel differently, by law we don't own these broadcasts. In fact there is a disclaimer at the end of every one of them affirming that we don't.
Another unfortunate offshoot of these laws is that it is incumbent on a person or company to protect their intellectual property. If they don't, it becomes part of the public domain. If a content owner could be shown to have known about this and not acted, they could lose their rights to profit from their work.
An interesting counter-example is HBO-Go. Right now on HBO-Go, if you're a subscriber, you can watch tons and tons and tons of content. It isn't free, but there's a lot there that HBO is making available.
What we need is B1G, ESPN/ABC, Michigan and others to get organized and host all this content online. If it seems like that would be expensive, well, that's the point... If there isn't money it it, then a company won't do it. For those of you complaining about the ads on the YouTube pages, how do you think Google/YouTube are making money if not from ads? Without money, the services go away. Even if cloud storage is cheap and efficient, somebody's got to pay for it.
A happy medium would be if content owners could somehow see a small benefit from something like Thorin's work and allow the postings to stand on YouTube as long as they are only used for non-commercial purposes. But copyright law and copyright lawyers make this hard to implement practically.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Football - Yes, Basketball - ?||
M-Den does custom jerseys for football, but I don't think they do them for basketball.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||T||
You have H for Harmon, who is T for Tom? Also Harmon?
Maybe T for Tshimanga "Touchdown Tim" Biakabutuka
Also: Where's Schembechler?
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Congrats and Good Luck!||
I never cease to be amazed at the doors that have opened as a result of my U of M degree. Now: walk through and make something happen.
Congrats and GO BLUE!
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Mesmerizing||
I couldn't turn away.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Oh man...||
The discussion just went into plaid.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Correct||
This is correct. CRISP goes back to well before phone or online registration. It's just that there was a computer operator who actually entered your requests into the system.
By the time I got to school (fall of '89) LSA and other schools were separate. Engineers had to register in person, at a particular time, on North Campus.
Part of why I remember these details so well is that in late March of 1992, my wife (then girlfriend) went to the Final Four in Minneapolis with a friend while I stayed in Ann Arbor because my CRISP time was at 8:00 in the morning the Monday of the National Championship game. If I had missed that time, I might not have gotten the classes I needed to graduate the following year.
At least we got to go to New Orleans the next year!
|4 weeks 5 days ago||We'll miss you Tim||
And ESPN/B1G Network will miss knowing exactly to whom the camera should pan when we needed to see what TH Sr thought about things...
I think Brian's assessment is right: he probably wasn't going to move up to a lottery pick no matter what he did next year. After all, Kentucky will have another six guys competing for those spots.
For THJ, one more year of college won't be the determining factor in whether or not he will make it as an NBA player; his ability to adapt to that game and other NBA players (and ability to stay healthy) will be.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed||
If I recall, it was 3 players (Tripp, Tony, and ????) in 3 consecutive games there. The Metrodome turf was the WORST at the time. In places you could see corners of the turf coming up with the slab of concrete visible.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Maybe...||
...slightly more douchey because he actively chose *not* to play one of those years. Obviously a personal decision as to whether or not to go pro, and he did get drafted.
Really hard to say because if he felt like he wasn't benefitting from the coaching and/or playing experience, he just needed to leave. And I guess that's kind of the point.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Hmmm||
Wasn't it the Gopher astroturf?
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Godspeed...||
...farewell, and Go Blue.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Another Opinion||
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|5 weeks 5 days ago||First Oldipo, now Zeller||
All we need now is for Crean to go with them.
|7 weeks 11 hours ago||My Experience||
Well, my experience is 20 long years ago in New Orleans.
First, the Final Four is not like the regionals. It is more of a Super Bowl environment. There are a ton of people that go to the Final Four every year no matter who is playing. That being said, there are scalped tickets to be found. StubHub now being a thing, I suspect, makes this way easier (and makes the market more efficient -- this could work for you or against you).
Second, I agree with Coach Schiano... We were in the nosebleeds of the Superdome and the games were pretty far away from us. It wasn't *bad* but it was far.
Good luck and have fun!
|7 weeks 11 hours ago||Belushi's||
We watched the M-Kansas game at the bar in DTW and got to London Saturday morning.
My parents stayed at the hotel with the kids last night and we went to a bar in London Bridge called "Belushi's." Seems like they specialize in a lot of American sports. There was a group of about a dozen that seemed like regulars and several more. My wife and I made friends with 3 current Ross Business School students that are here for a 7 week assignment.
Needless to say, we had a blast. Beer was good, appetizer plate we had was decent, and the game was awesome.
From what I can gather, Belushi's has about 5 locations in London that show games as well as several others in England and Western Europe. On short notice, it was a home run for us. We're staying right near the London Eye, and it was just two tube stops and a short walk away, and we felt very safe the whole time. Highly recommended.
Also, this site seemed to have a lot of information:
Good luck. Hopefully, our flight Saturday morning isn't delayed!!!!
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Like so many others...||
...I say congratulations and best wishes for your son.
Nothing is scarier to me than a sick child. My son had nowhere near the problems yours does, but has dealt with asthma all of his 8 years. Now he cheers for Michigan almost as loudly as I do, working those lungs like crazy.
Kids are amazingly tough and here's to hoping yours puts these challenges behind him as soon as possible. Thoughts and prayers for all the best.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Same Thought||
When I saw the headline, I had the same thought. My brain went to, "They can't think about expanding the footprint to FLORIDA, can they?" And then, "They've only had basketball for a few years."
Fortunately, I think we're safe. ish.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||And an uncalled traveling||
Also, IU's next rebound was a travel that went uncalled. Oh well, IU was up a lot so why bother officiating?
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Well...||
...Zubaz shorts, no sleeves.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Uniformzzz?||
Jalen in the ESPN studio just hinted there will be Uniformzz being worn. [Averts eyes]
|9 weeks 3 days ago||The Point is Moot||
I'd love to wish him success in whatever he decides to do, but with Kovacs that seems irrelevant. If there was ever a better example of working hard and making your own luck, I can't think of it. I think through this, he has learned how to be successful in whatever he does.
When you start to get jaded and wonder if the business and media and hype around college sports outweigh the value of the student-athlete experience and opportunity, think of Kovacs.
Sheer determination *might* not be enough to get him to a long productive NFL career, but whether it does or doesn't, I'm confident he will continue to exceed peoples' expectations.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Rocket||
Or as one of my friends would say, "The great Irish Catholic, Raghib Ismail."
That has to be the coldest season operner ever. Cold on the field; cold in my soul.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Me Too||
'89 was my Freshman year as well. Hell of a run: 3 Rose Bowls in 4 years, two Final Fours, and some amazing hockey teams.
But, heavens yes, do I feel old.