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|8 weeks 4 days ago||It was the security lock||
... it somehow flipped open when we left for the game. I tried to go back in for my phone charger but the door only opened 2 inches, then hit the security plate, and stopped. I alerted the front desk person as we were leaving for the game, fully expecting it would be taken care of when we returned. However, although they have a simple tool to take care of this problem, they apparently neither had it available, nor the maintenance person, nor a manager on duty to authorize getting a sawzall from the local hardware store, so they gave us three separate rooms where we had nothing but the clothes on our back. They comped everything, paid for a meal, and send me some gift cards, apologizing profusely the entire time. It was a very nice hotel, and I will omit the name of the chain because they did step up after screwing up.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||I missed out too!||
J., I tweet/taunted Silver with #twosixtynine in the primary season, after looking it up and seeing no prior use. I should have been more proactive and jumped on it then! Ah well.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||I Stand Corrected!||
I bow to your superior fact checking, Alton. Thank you for educating me.
I was also wrong on the spread, which is in the 38-40 range!
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Wow||
Wonder what the "skeptical" prediction will be for Illinois? And can either one of us in good conscience predict a Spartan victory in three weeks?
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Lucy GoBlue||
Ha, You've got some mad photoshop skills!
|18 weeks 3 days ago||West Coast Wolverine - Roumel relatives||
Probably not related to you, Harry, Ted and Nick. Most Greek Roumels shortened their name from Roumeliotis (as I did). It's not an uncommon name. I grew up in PIttsburgh and there are no Roumel(iotis) left there. There is a Roumell (two ls) clan in Michigan, lots of lawyers as I am, but despite also being Roumeliotises we are not related either.
There is an unrelated Nick Roumel in Chicago, and I kept accidentally getting his email, and we ended up being friends on Linked In.
Thanks for asking, hope you see this!
|46 weeks 6 days ago||What was up with NW's half court shot?||
With about 1:07 left in the game, I was only half watching, someone from NW heaved a half court shot. Did he think it was :07 left? Was the shot clock down? Was it a Harlem Globetrotter trick? i can't find reference to it in any news story...
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Vera|
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Nighthawks at the Diner is a classic!||
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Yes and it sparked an NCAA rule change.||
But it was legal then to fumble purposefully out of bounds to stop the clock...
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Big Joe!||
Mr. Simon is a good friend and one of the best criminal defense attorneys around. Everyone in his firm is top notch.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Bashful Driver syndrome?||
I was actually a pretty good golfer then. I'd never whiffed in my life and then did it twice in a row. I was totally freaked out by all those people watching!
|1 year 15 weeks ago||It's all good, BL...||
Plenty of room under this Maize 'n' Blue tent.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||I have only 49 points and||
... yet I write a weekly column during the season.
At this rate I'll have 500 MGoPoints by 2050.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Absolutely remember Ryne Duren||
But thanks for posting that article. I hadn't realized how his career spiraled southward with his drinking.
I think he was the inspiration for "Wild Thing," Charlie Sheen's character in Major League.
So I did consider Duren, as well as "Wild Thing" for my cultural reference, before settling on Dock Ellis. I am sensitive to the average age of readers on this blog (in fact just saw Brian's survey in that regard, vast majority in their 20's, then 30's), and I was a small child for Ryne's career, so I went with something that would have more familiarity.
Not that a lot of my cultural references still aren't head scratchers. Today it was Fellini's movie "Amarcord."
Appreciate the feedback.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||one mystery solved||
I'm impressed that you know that, Mizo.
Still don't know the significance of the faculty ID card.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||By 2009 ...||
... the wave was an adult with two kids, in his second career, in the throes of a midlife crisis, and driving a Maize and Blue convertible.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Yes EGD!||
I was remembering the movie in general - what a bonus that the movie poster was also so spot-on.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Thanks "Twice!"||
|1 year 18 weeks ago||I missed it on a correction||
Ha! I knew it was '97 - I'm not that senile yet. I originally had 1998 Rose Bowl as the highlight and changed it to the undefeated season but forgot to change the year.... thanks for catching the error .... not sure if Brian can make the correction at this juncture.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||beautiful story||
very moving, well done.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Thanks W2 but...||
No joy in a loss to Maryland ....
|2 years 8 weeks 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.
|2 years 15 weeks 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.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||That's the toughest one to give up.||
Which means its the most meaningful statement. Thanks, BlueHills.
|3 years 9 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.
|3 years 22 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?
|3 years 49 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.
|3 years 50 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.
|4 years 2 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.