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|25 weeks 5 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...
|40 weeks 3 days ago||Vera|
|40 weeks 3 days ago||Nighthawks at the Diner is a classic!||
|40 weeks 3 days ago||Yes and it sparked an NCAA rule change.||
But it was legal then to fumble purposefully out of bounds to stop the clock...
|40 weeks 3 days 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.
|46 weeks 3 days 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!
|46 weeks 3 days ago||It's all good, BL...||
Plenty of room under this Maize 'n' Blue tent.
|48 weeks 2 days 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.
|48 weeks 2 days 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.
|48 weeks 2 days ago||one mystery solved||
I'm impressed that you know that, Mizo.
Still don't know the significance of the faculty ID card.
|48 weeks 3 days 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.
|48 weeks 3 days ago||Yes EGD!||
I was remembering the movie in general - what a bonus that the movie poster was also so spot-on.
|49 weeks 3 days ago||Thanks "Twice!"||
|49 weeks 3 days 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 30 weeks ago||beautiful story||
very moving, well done.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Thanks W2 but...||
No joy in a loss to Maryland ....
|1 year 39 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.
|1 year 46 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.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||That's the toughest one to give up.||
Which means its the most meaningful statement. Thanks, BlueHills.
|2 years 40 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 5 days 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 28 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 28 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.
|3 years 33 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.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||although||
I realize that is completely lame to take GmoMie into bars.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Eloquence inspired by victory.||
You've captured the collision of arbitrary events and raw emotion very well.
|3 years 43 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.
|3 years 43 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.
|3 years 43 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.
|3 years 49 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.