still not over it in South Bend
- Member for
- 5 years 33 weeks
|1 week 2 days ago||The Iverson video is pure||
The Iverson video is pure genius. That being said, I now know that Allen and I live in alternate universes.
|1 week 5 days ago||Come Join Us!||
I am in section 118, row 22. I will be the guy with the "This Year We're Going Forward" t shirt.
|38 weeks 6 days ago||Plan B||
Is Cone ready to go?
|39 weeks 5 days ago||Astro Bluebonnet Bowl||
Wasn't there an Astro Bluebonnet Bowl?
Also, the Garden State Bowl. Kind of like this year's Super Bowl in terms of location and weather.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||I am good with it||
1. I think we have a shot at winning the game.
2. I am on a ski vacation that week and did not feel like burning a ski day to watch the Gator Bowl -- which I attended the last time we were there (yikes)! The BWW Bowl is not so late if you are in Colorado!
3. For the seniors, don't you think Tempe will be a lot more fun and nicer weather than Jacksonville???
|40 weeks 1 day ago||Great work!||
Although I do not love the term, I am definitely one of the lurkers. I visit the site two to three times a day and, quite frankly, its often the highlight of my day. I know, I know that's more a comment on my life than the site, perhaps, but its true.
Brian: you and the whole MGoBlog staff do a great job. Please keep it up. You have high quality content and editorial about an issue that so many of us are emotionally invested in. Thanks again!
|2 years 15 weeks ago||1983 UM Win Over OSU||
We got on the sideline with like two minutes to go, towards the north end zone. Some dude in a monkey suit climbed up the goal post while the game was still going and UM got a penalty. When the game ended we stormed the field and took the goal posts down. I was a freshman and thought the chaos and energy was the greatest thing in the world. I was so pumped that I had decided to go to UM!
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Honoring Coach Moeller||
I am happy they are honoring Coach Moeller this weekend. It was Gary's kids that brought us a National Championship in 1997 and he has been a loyal supporter of the football program through thick and thin. A class guy, who should have gotten a pass for one tough night.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||Never Heard of Seven Nation Army||
How about some Beastie Boys or Clash or KISS? Detroit Rock CIty??
|3 years 3 days ago||Way to go!||
Thanks for the terrific post and all the time you put into it. It made me laugh a bunch of times -- really like the comment about Rees fake throw/fumble being like a trick you play on your dog. That's spot on.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Speechless||
Someone sick and twisted must have done this. Do we get more money by playing them or something? The money angle is all I can figure.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||The Tatoo Guy Was A Drug Dealer, Right?||
Isn't it just a matter of time before they determine that the OSU players were buying herb + from the tatoo guy?
I am not as wired in as others on this blog, but I've got to think that those players were getting more than skin grafts at the palor.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Cotton Pickin' Blues||
I think that mindset falls into Cotton Pickin' Blues, right?
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Just spoke with an OSU guy I do business with...||
He was laughing real hard and saying, "I think Hoke is a great hire for you guys." Awful.
Then he says, "Seriously, I was worried you might get Miles."
Maybe he's uninformed but this Hoke hire is painful and I have not come back for this kind of stuff. What do you say to that? Its hard to say with confidence, "We'll see you in November!"
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Coordination?||
Okay...so I just got a call from a softball team member thanking me for my support of the UM Athletic Department (I give a little $ as a Victors Club member). She was very nice and sincere, by the way.
This is three days after I wrote Brandon an email telling him how disappointed I was in the Hoke hire -- in the email I mentioned I was an alum, a Victors Club member and a season ticketholder. I got a response to the email which basically said "time will tell."
Its a coincidence that I got a call today, right? Or does Dave have the marketing / PR thing cooridinated?
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Does "going Moeller" mean...||
You take a whiz in the parking lot.? Or is that going "Red?"
I get confused.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||I agree with you||
No nod from Brandon right now for RichRod likely means he is toast. Brandon is not as dumb as most of the folks on this blog seem to think. Can you imagine what would be going on right now if Martin was still with us??
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Trying to boil down the options here||
Aren't there really just two options all of which assume Brandon has spoken with Harbaugh:
1. Harbaugh said he will take the job but only after his BCS bowl. Harbaugh understands the recruiting issues, but tells Brandon he will deal with it. Thus, Brandon is silent.
2. Harbaugh has said he will not take the job. In that case, Brandon should support RR.
If Harbaugh has said he will take the job and doesn't care when its announced, it would be out there already. Thus, its seems like #1 is the logical answer.
This assumes Brandon is not a Bill Martin type who won't contact people until he has full permission from his administration, their administration, the NCAA, Barack Obama, the KGB, etc.
Guys -- tell me why its more complex?
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Questions on Timing||
I don't understand why anyone would be for announcing the firing of Rich right now. If we want JH, won't he be reluctant to commit to UM right now since he is going to a BCS game?
I thought we were really hurt last time around when Carr announced he was leaving prior to the bowl season. Martin had to scramble and try to find guys willing to jump ship on their programs that were going to bowls. Isn't it easier to let the bowl season play out and then try to go after the best guys?
What am I missing?
|3 years 42 weeks ago||Agree Completely||
Thank you for your thoughtful words on Carr's tenure with which I agree completely.
I would only add that I think Lloyd's ego also got in the way of an orderly transition to a new head coach. He should have waited until after the bowl season to announce his retirement. That would have given us more options. Instead, he decided to announce it when he did with the intent, I believe, of trying to force Martin to elevate Debord or one of Lloyd's other coaches to the head coaching position.
Bottomline: Carr was not a good steward of our football program -- he did not leave it better than he found it.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Would Like ND in BT||
I can't keep up with all the moving parts. Can anyone give me an easy primer as to how Notre Dame comes to the Big Ten?
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Lincoln -- Super Fun on Game Day||
I have had the pleasure once of attending a Nebraska game in Lincoln. The atmosphere is terrific. There is a place called the Sidetrack Cafe that really rocks.
I am not sure we will ever play there -- depends on divisions -- but I would definitely roadtrip there.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Enough is enough||
I am getting very close to pushing the panic button on this program. Everyone at the University needs to pull together and realize that football is the face of this school. We need to get back to winning and D is a serious issue. Let this dude in so we have a better chance of being competitive. Easy. Simple. End of story.
I am sorry, but UM is no Yale, Harvard or Stanford. I went to UM and now work with Ivy League people and these folks are SMART! Their not the types I was hanging out with at Rick's! Let's get over it, let good football players in so we can have some pride!!!!!!
|4 years 18 weeks ago||Why the apology||
I don't post much but I watch the games and the program. Morgan Trent was not a very good player. And it seems clear that Lloyd, despite his success at Michigan, has not been a positive force on the program the last two years. So to me, no apology needed Brian.
Lloyd needs to get over the fact that Debord or another of his assistants was not named his replacement and that the timing of his announced retirement put us in a position not to get Les Miles.
We win 7 games next season -- no one cares. We don't and RR gets dumped, this program is in a heap more trouble.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||Bring it dude||
I am excited about this guy and really, really hope he turns things around. We are in good shape financially, but our showcase athletic teams stink. We need help.
I cannot forgive Martin for botching the Les Miles thing. When we really needed leadership -- i.e. putting Lloyd on a leash and orchestrating a scenario that would get us Les -- Martin totally checked out. A truly weak effort.
Brandon -- be the man! We need one.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||I am past panic||
Trying to get in the groove with what Bobby Knight once said. I am just trying to relax and enjoy it.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Your points are well taken||
Your points are well taken except.....let's drop the stuff about coaches cursing in practice. It makes us all look like real wimps. I mean, haven't you ever been on a team where the coach uses some off color language when he is pissed off??
|4 years 42 weeks ago||I will be flying out to be||
I will be flying out to be there for the team! My wife asked me three weeks ago if we could sell the tix and not go. I said, "no way!" At least it won't be raining like in 2007.
Something good may happen! Come on RichRod! Come on Tate!
But seriously, we get three big breaks and this one could be ours!
|4 years 45 weeks ago||Desparately hungry....||
|5 years 15 weeks ago||Glimmer of hope||
I am upset about not playing quality teams in our out of conference schedule. I don't care about gimme wins or that everyone else does it or the money or the long term ND contract. We're Michigan and we used to play high quality out of conference opponents. I got to see Miami (the Florida one) at home and road tripped to South Carolina when I was in school.
So I see a glimmer of hope in the fact that Bill has not yet filled the new Stadium opening with an unknown team. I don't trust him a bit, but maybe, just maybe, he will do the right thing this one time.
Then we just need to find special events each year to try to get Bill to schedule some quality teams.