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|18 hours 37 min ago||I will be marginally happy if||
I will be marginally happy if some trades happen. I just don't see a major 10 game winning streak in this team over the next month. JV looked great today, but the previous 3 games were turds.
This has been a bad team since May. This could be an atrocious team during August and September. I'm supposed to see my first Tigers game at Comerica in late August. I might as well save some money and watch West Michigan play (definitely not the Mud Hens...they suck, too).
|20 hours 7 min ago||Well done! The food looked||
The food looked great, the house and famiily looked great, but your beard ruled that show. George Foreman never had a chance...you were the showstopper.
|1 day 1 hour ago||Son is playing||
I never played organized tackle football. I played almost every other sport beside football. I was a basketball junkie. I know basketball, but I love to watch football. Michigan football has always been my #1 spectator sport. One of the reasons why I love this site is that I learn so many nuances about football (also, lots of snark on this site).
I have encouraged my son to participate in every sport possible to see if he likes them. He's hated everything. I had him on skates by age 3. He was a great skater, but didn't like hockey. He hates baseball. Soccer, too. He despised basketball, which broke my heart. We allowed him to try football in 4th grade. HE LOVED IT. We're letting him play because, well, he loathes all other sporting options. It's the only form of exercise he gets without us forcing him to do it (and forcing him to do it equates into him hating it). We have decided the risks of him getting injured in football outweigh the risks of him sitting in front of a computer 24/7 during his younger years.
Good news...he tried lacrosse last spring and really liked it. So we have another sporting option for the future.
|1 day 1 hour ago||But he's an alum. (Remember||
But he's an alum. (Remember that thread?!)
|1 day 1 hour ago||How about a stadium halo ring||
How about a stadium halo ring of honor? I'm envisioning a nice maize halo ringing the top of the stadium, with huge retired numbers floating on the halo. I'm sure I could drum up some grass roots support for this idea.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Mr. Russell Wilson scoffs at||
Mr. Russell Wilson scoffs at this notion (I know, a 1 year rental QB). Tolzien actually had some good years, and Brooks Bollinger was a pain in the side for many years, though. It's not Quarterback U by any stretch of the imagination (Running Back U, or O-Line U?).
|2 days 1 hour ago||We'll still find a way to||
We'll still find a way to nitpick about the proper shade of white.
I do love the simple look of the while jerseys. The helmet looks even sweeter with this combo.
|2 days 2 hours ago||Pontiac Grand Am||
Yup, you heard it right. It's the only car that I've been in at speeds exceeding 100 mph. I wasn't driving. It wasn't pleasant. I thought I was going to die.
Edit: Slowest was my Dad's old orange 1970's, half-rusted pickup. It was a wood hauling truck. He could get it to 50 mph on the highway, but the cab shook with an earthquake-like violence at those speeds. That thing was slow.
|2 days 5 hours ago||Required reading on the||
Required reading on the summer MGoBlog book reading list?
|2 days 19 hours ago||1:05 hole against Iowa.||
1:05 hole against Iowa. Same thing. Those lines were mauling people.
|6 days 12 min ago||Marching band||
The Michigan Marching Band, to me, MAKES the game day experience at Michigan Stadium. Tailgating is great, but the MMB is the difference to me. Hang out at the Revelli Hall steps and watch the drum corps work its magic before the game. March to the stadium with the band. Wildly cheer your ass off as the band takes the field (I've been known to get misty-eyed at this sight).
Also, cheer for the football team.
|6 days 23 hours ago||Tradition||
I love that the word "tradition" partially appears in the jumbled UCLA background. At least I think it's "tradition". Maybe it really says "trader joe's".
|6 days 23 hours ago||I've with you on this||
I've with you on this point. Believe me. But at least there is some traditional connection with the actual color black for Nebraska (for at least half the team). It's admittedly a tenuous connection, and one that was probably not used to create the black alternate unis. I think this combo of red and black just doesn't work, and the fishnet markings are way too busy for my taste. Let's call it what it is...a bald attempt to get Nebraska fans to shell out $$$$ for another jersey to wear while husking corn.
|6 days 23 hours ago||At least Nebraska has the||
At least Nebraska has the Blackshirts legend to justify the uniform color. But if that's the justification, then only the defense should wear black.
Bottom line: I've seen worse. These unis aren't my cup of tea, but my eyes have been scorched by more horrible sights on the gridiron.
|1 week 2 days ago||Great info. Thanks. I'm||
Great info. Thanks.
I'm legitimately excited about this team. If we get ANY...just ANY...meaningful contributions from some combination of Chatman, Robinson, Wilson, and Wagner, we'll be in good shape.
|1 week 2 days ago||Sell, sell, sell||
I'm fine with this strategy, especially if Mike I. is willing to be active during free-agency this off-season. Might as well pick up some cheap, young talent, then rearm with a key free agent signing or two.
As a small moral victory, please remember that Joe Nathan will be off the payroll next year.
|1 week 2 days ago||Better title is better.||
Better title is better.
|1 week 5 days ago||OMG - KAFKA||
Didn't NW have a QB named Kafka? Mike Kafka? This all makes sense now.
|1 week 5 days ago||The gravy did look a little||
The gravy did look a little off-color.
|1 week 5 days ago||Kingsbury||
The positive for Ondre: he gets to play for (INSERT DREAMY SIGH) Kliff Kingsbury.
|1 week 6 days ago||Fridays are good.||
Fridays are good.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||DirecTV||
NFL Sunday ticket.
I had Dish for two years in the 90's, then two years in the late 2000's when the DirecTV receivers/DVRs were consistently flaky. Otherwise, I've been with DirecTV. I'll be with them until I can 100% cut the cord with reliable streamed Michigan sports.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Le Moyne Dolphins||
I just discovered that Le Moyne's nickname is the Dolphins. Isn't this college in upstate NY? Does Lake Ontario harbor a native population of freshwater dolphins that frolic in lake effect snow showers?
I also discovered that Le Moyne is French for "the Moyne".
Q: Is this an exhibition game? I assume so, since Le Moyne is classified as DII.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||+1 for evidence.||
+1 for evidence.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Rutgers||
Rutgers and their iconic uniforms were scorned. #tradition
|2 weeks 4 days ago||St. John...seconded||
Tropical getaway: St. John, USVI. Incredible scenery, great snorkeling, slow pace. I stayed on the east end last time I visited and absolutely loved it. Very, very quiet.
Domestic: U.P. Nature at its best, especially the Keweenaw and western U.P.
Drinking: New Glarus Totally Naked. It fits my name well.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I like this place.||
I like this place.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Stadia?!||
I would've +1 this to infinity if you would've used "stadia" as the plural form of stadium. I love that word.
Also, lots of new stadia on the scene. Amazing that these were all funded post-economic meltdown. I
|2 weeks 5 days ago||+1 for egregious pie chart.||
+1 for egregious pie chart.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Amazing||
My grandparents lived a few miles from the Cozy Inn. I never, ever, ever in my wildest dreams thought I would see Nestoria, Three Lakes, and Cudighi discussed on MGoBlog. You just made my day.