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|12 weeks 6 days ago||beautiful story||
very moving, well done.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks W2 but...||
No joy in a loss to Maryland ....
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks Don||
That piece blew me away when someone played it for me in college. To that point, I basically listened to album rock. Then I heard Gil and my jaw just dropped. Whitey on the Moon was another. Yes - Gil is still relevant.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||From the 9/24/13 Michigan Daily||
(after Brandon took over the Athletic Dept.) "After an initial reduction of staff from 275 to 190 upon replacing Bill Martin, the former athletic director, the number of department employees has expanded to 308." That's a purge of 85 people - and a change of 0/275 that he hired to 118/308 being his own hires in just four years.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||That's the toughest one to give up.||
Which means its the most meaningful statement. Thanks, BlueHills.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Nafplio, Greece||
There is an old fortress overlooking the Aegean and you climb over 1000 steps. My daughter and I were taking photos of each other mimicing a toy monster she had. (my more normal profile pick is from that same photo shoot). I was wearing my #7 jersey. I have to lean towards Ricky to rock that one, over Chad Henne, Chris Floyd, and that guy who played for a while in Columbus.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||I don't normally read interviews but||
The questions were good, the answers were respectful and he seems like he'd be a great kid to have in the locker room. Confident and thoughtful but not boastful. Not a chance in hell he's coming to Michigan, though. Didn't even know whether he was coming for an official visit?
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Craft's Foul on Robinson and the noise level||
(1) What I saw was Craft look upcourt, see the breakaway, then turn to Robinson and cold cock him. I firmly believe he did that on purpose to stop the breakaway dunk. If the refs have the guts to blow the whistle there to stop the game winning basket, then they should have had the guts to get the call right and call it intentional and/or flagrant.
Maybe the subsequent late no-call on Craft was their way of making it up, but the no-call for such light contact was consistent with their officiating the whole game.Did you see Motta put that giant #30 on Burke for a few minutes? I think he did so for the very purpose of hammering Trey into submission, after realizing how lax the game was being called.
That being said, Craft's a hell of a competitor and a great defender.
(2) As season ticket holder since the first year of the Fab Five, the crowd last night was enthusiastic early but generally subdued at many key spots down the stretch as OSU frustrated us time and time again in the second half. It has been, and can get, much more electric.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Mike and Johnny Robinson||
I worked at the old IM building in the 70's and recall Johnny Robinson and his brother Mike often playing pickup games. I was trying to convince "Punt" that Robinson's brother was on the team at one point and he doubted me - now I have found this thread to prove him wrong (which gives me great pleasure).
Does anyone recall if they were twins?
I know Johnny passed away recently.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||GnoMie ...||
... he is not even in the honorable mention category of embarrassing M paraphernalia! Also if you take him into bars with you, girls will kiss him for luck. Try doing that with your telepathic dog driver cover.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||although||
I realize that is completely lame to take GmoMie into bars.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Eloquence inspired by victory.||
You've captured the collision of arbitrary events and raw emotion very well.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Read again ...||
... perhaps I wasn't as clear as I could have been. My point was it would have been convincing had the game ended there, without WSU's final 80 yards (77 plus the three they got back after the penalty) and the scary ending. You are correct that after all that, it was not a convincing victory.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||True.||
The Valverde part was an inside joke with Brian. I agree he needs a break. I don't want him to have a Donnie Moore moment and I don't think Leyland will put him in a key spot anymore.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Ken, you ignorant Punt.||
Michigan does not have 10-12 home games per year. Our consecutive sellout streak goes back to 1975, a total of 37 years. Then again, math was never your strong suit.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Only in MGoBlog ...||
... would I find the word "Ezeh-esque."
And the last sentence was solid. Cold, but solid. Like an ice cube.