|5 hours 50 min ago||City qualifying and city||
City qualifying and city finals have no time limit (first round). The second round (first round of the finals in vegas) has a time limit. Third round has no time limit. Fourth and final round at Mt Midoriyama (if it's like Sasuke - the original Japanese show - nobody has gotten there on ANW so far) should have a time limit.
|5 hours 56 min ago||also||
Draymond Green, Cody Zeller, and Victor Oladipo. So that's 5/11 from the Big Ten. Not bad.
|9 hours 32 min ago||true||
but they don't play in their bare feet. that's why they've been listing heights in bare feet AND shoes at the combine lately.
|9 hours 37 min ago||guitar stuff||
Rodrigo y Gabriela are pretty darn awesome
So are Strunz and Farah, a very eclectic classical guitar duo with rock, jazz, flamenco, latin influences.
I've been listening to these guys a lot lately.
|4 days 13 hours ago||I think moreso than saying||
I think moreso than saying her weight was a disadvantage, they were just emphasizing that she's TINY.
|5 days 4 hours ago||As you're a noob to the show,||
As you're a noob to the show, it should be noted that this is her 3rd time (I believe) appearing on this show, and she is dating a guy (Brent Steffensen) who, although failing in his attempt this year, is a so-called "legend" of the sport. She's been doing dedicated full-time obstacle course and ninja warrior training for the last couple of years, so she does have an advantage over many competitors in that respect.
Not to diminish her accomplishment, b/c her lack of physical stature is something significant to overcome, but she's not just some random super-fit woman they found on the street.
|5 days 10 hours ago||Great power-to-weight ratio.||
Great power-to-weight ratio. Can't wait to see what your ant can do on the course. The jumping obstacles might be a little tough, though. May go with a drone ant with wings?
|5 days 12 hours ago||The pole grasper jump was||
The pole grasper jump was pretty impressive. Great coordination. The thing that struck me is that all the guys who seemed to leap for the 2nd to last pole did so out of desperation and the hands tended to completely miss the pole. Kacy Catanzaro seemed to do so more intentionally than desperately (if that makes sense). Also, the leap on the previous obstacle (can't remember what it's called - tilting something) was pretty sweet.
Did I mention that my 6 and 8 year old daughters LOVE the show?
|6 days 5 hours ago||Not much of a road cyclist,||
Not much of a road cyclist, but was in Des Moines last year for the Ironkids Tri Nationals and saw a thing on RAGBRAI in the museum there. Anyone ever done that? Looks pretty awesome.
|1 week 1 day ago||To be fair, he is still only||
To be fair, he is still only 18 years old, so this type of testosterone-fueled bravado is completely normal. The current thinking is that the brain isn't fully developed until around age 25, so he is a few neurons short yet (read: 18 year olds tend to be dumb) ;)
|1 week 5 days ago||Ah, the days when Blockbuster||
Ah, the days when Blockbuster and Hollywood Video were all the rage. And my college roommate had a Micron circa 1996?
|1 week 5 days ago||Coaches with itchy trigger||
Coaches with itchy trigger fingers hand-timing 40's.
|1 week 6 days ago||That's how I feel about JJB||
That's how I feel about JJB also.
I think it's just awesome the fact that a stud football player is an unabashed SW nerd. One of those neat unexpected things, like Steve Breaston the poet.
|1 week 6 days ago||Beer garden on TOP of the||
Beer garden on TOP of the luxury boxes! But then again, drunk people on TOP of the luxury boxes probably isn't a great combination for safety...
|1 week 6 days ago||#1 is just crazy. The Hatch||
#1 is just crazy. The Hatch story should be #2.
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||after all the stupid things||
after all the stupid things Gordon Gee and Gene Smith have said, and the numerous reports of smoke/fire that come out of that program, how can you not?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Visor is nice, shorts are ok,||
Visor is nice, shorts are ok, the polo shirt and sweater at the top are meh due to the back stripe, the yellow football shirt is pretty good, the rest is just terrible.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I assumed OP meant to say||
I assumed OP meant to say "not much that's really NEW here..." as this is a story most of us have heard many times before, although I was clearly proven wrong by the response below. But yes, always inspiring, even the 20th time.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Texas||
That's a lot of corporate advertising on there.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||memories||
We had an early 80's Olds Cutlass Cruiser in light metallic blue with faux wood paneling when I was a kid. My dad hung curtains that my mom cut/sewed in the cargo area so my sister and I could sleep all stretched out without the sun in our faces on long trips. Those were the days.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||wait, what???||
|2 weeks 6 days ago||interesting, sacbee has an||
interesting, sacbee has an article titled "Kings hoping that Stauskas helps change shoot-first culture". NJAS!
Also, fun quiz. How well did you do? I missed 2 :(
|3 weeks 4 hours ago||how do you not call||
how do you not call that??
also TIM HOWARD!!!
Even if the US do not advance, can Tim Howard win the Golden Glove???
|3 weeks 4 hours ago||true story. the man is an||
true story. the man is an elite goalie. most saves in the WC speaks to his ability, but also to the Nats' poor defense.
|3 weeks 4 hours ago||US are really playing the||
US are really playing the ball poorly in the air. Have they won a single header?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Am I the only one whose first||
Am I the only one whose first thought was, "maize and blue bubble!"
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Less than an inch is clearly||
Less than an inch is clearly an exaggeration, but referring to the strike off the crossbar in extra time and the PK off the post. Of course, Brazil had multiple opportunities in the first half (despite the extremely sluggish and sloppy 2nd) and could easily have scored 3 goals. Regardless, they're lucky to be alive.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||LOVE of money is the root of||
LOVE of money is the root of all kinds of evil. Money is fine, in and of itself. And not ALL evil, just all KINDS of evil. #Biblenerd
|3 weeks 4 days ago||bird poop||
that mike matheny story was great. didn't realize he was a c'bus native who was ignored by osu and ended up at Michigan, going on to become a star player and major leaguer.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||This is a very Voltron-heavy||
This is a very Voltron-heavy thread. That clearly means something...
|3 weeks 5 days ago||So jealous. Born and raised||
So jealous. Born and raised in Atlanta, kid during the 1980 UGA championship, but Michigan grad. My two favorite teams. Here's to the Dawgs crushing the irish.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||oh please||
they guy CLEARLY threw his shoulder into Suarez's mouth!
|4 weeks 4 hours ago||Have you posted this to the||
Have you posted this to the Michigan alumni club? FB, twitter, heck even LinkedIn? There are (national/local) UM Alumni groups represented on all those channels.
|4 weeks 9 hours ago||agreed||
Who has the better resume over the last 3 seasons? 2014 result (Coaches rank, 247 Recruiting Rank)
Shows that Michigan has been the best recruiting team over the past 3 seasons by far, while msu has been most consistent in terms of final ranking. Michigan has clearly been the class of the conference over the past 2 seasons, though, in terms of recruiting and final ranking.
I'd be surprised if Ryan and Izzo are not 7-8 in either order. Any higher and, well, I just don't know what to tell you.
Ahead of Beilein must be Coach K, Calipari, Pitino, Donovan, Self, and Gregg Marshall of Wichita State. Don't know the order, though.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||to stay alive||
England needs some improbable stuff to happen.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Now Japan has some fans. You||
Now Japan has some fans. You can't accuse them of not turning out. Granted, Brazil has the highest population of Japanese outside Japan.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||My confessions||
I was a huge fan of Jim Jackson and Robert Smith when they were at ohio state. I always felt like Smith was too good for osu.
I don't really like most of our recent basketball uniforms. I did like the ones with the small block Ms. Still have my old mid-90s era Nike shorts.
I can't stand the programs, but notre dame and ohio state have some pretty catchy fight songs. As an aside, none of my Illini alum friends even know their fight song.
My favorite non-Michigan school is the University of Georgia, having been born and raised in the Atlanta area (Decatur, Stone Mountain, Marietta).
The Columbus, OH area actually isn't bad. Downtown is clean and has some interesting spots close to the city (Short North, Arena, German Village). Pretty good restaurants My sister used to live in Powell and it was a nice suburb. The zoo is nice. Surprising number of large employers.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||That's the Nike trademark,||
That's the Nike trademark, right?
|4 weeks 5 days ago||as for me||
I just never capitalize "osu" (unless it's officially official, like that one proposal I helped write in response to an RFP issued by osu for some consulting services; proposed team was made up of 2 Michigan grads, an msu grad, and an IU grad).
I also generally don't capitalize "msu" and "nd".
|4 weeks 6 days ago||screw you, illinois||
screw you, illinois
|5 weeks 4 days ago||That's a ridiculous||
That's a ridiculous assertion. perhaps she just enjoys the time with her father.
|6 weeks 12 hours ago||If you've donated in the||
If you've donated in the past, you do not need to donate again, just keep your contact info up-to-date. I first donated in 2003 and have updated my contact info 3-4 times since.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Remember reading about this||
Remember reading about this kid on the board some time ago, and the local Chicago NBC affiliate showed a snippet on this last night, also. Great story. It's truly amazing what love can motivate someone to do. Although the Gandees are young yet, reminds me of Dick and Rick (father and son, respectively) Hoyt.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Issac is also a real name. It||
Issac is also a real name. It isn't his name but does belong to some people.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Just looking at the current||
Just looking at the current men's track roster, Peppers would immediately become the fastest 100m/200m sprinter on the team. Kid is FAST.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||about||
3 hours late
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Drunk driving is very dumb||
And yes, I did it when I was in college. Once. I recall throwing up out the window and at some point realizing I could have gotten myself in serious trouble, or worse. Definite peer pressure and getting caught up in the stupidity of the moment with friends that night.
I've also on a separate occastion driven my car back to campus from Showcase Cinemas with 9 passengers (plus me as the driver). So lucky we weren't pulled over.
Definitely two of the stupidest things I've done behind the wheel while in college.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Co-signed by Alex||
Oh wait, that's not Floyd Raven's signature. It was his mom again...
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Looking at the past 2 seasons||
Made Final Four in both 2013 and 2014:
Made Elite 8 in both 2013 and 2014:
Made Sweet 16 in both 2013 and 2014:
Just another set of data points.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Obviously||
Alex Malzone's name isn't interesting enough to participate
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I believe that bus has||
I believe that bus has decided to make like a tree and get out of here.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed - if you're going to||
Agreed - if you're going to plagiarize, at least do it well!
|8 weeks 5 hours ago||it's not like this is a uniquely-MGoBlog format||
In fact, I first saw it either on Black Heart Gold Pants or Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician, can't recall which (also, sports blogs have the best names amirite just sayin').
I mean, if you've never read the Octonion saga, then you're missing out.
And if you really want to take a stroll down memory lane, the whole "making fun of one guy in a meeting" was done way way back by Hey Jenny Slater, albeit in irc chat room format.
Also, you might recognize the author of that very first comment...
|8 weeks 7 hours ago||I guess it depends what you||
I guess it depends what you consider "near the top" to be. In the 13 seasons since 2000, after they went 13-0:
4 Top 5 final rankings (5, 3, 3, 5)
4 more top 10 final rankings (6, 8, 6, 6)
3 more top 16 finishes (11, 15, 16)
1 top 25 final ranking (22)
1 season finished unranked (2009 when they went 8-5)
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Symmetry FTW||
|8 weeks 4 days ago||To close the loop on this,||
To close the loop on this, Indiana wins 5-0. Michigan manages just one hit and plays Iowa tonight.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||true, but||
Remember that Beilein had a reputation at that point for running an odd-ball defense and unusual offense. He wasn't considered elite, really, rather an over-achiever with niche-type players at WVU. He wasn't known as someone who sent players to the NBA - in fact, his first drafted player ever was Darius Morris! So I could understand the reticence, particularly given that Amaker was outright canned and had built up a great relationship with the Legions.
Also his mom seems a bit out there.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Isn't it requisite now for||
Isn't it requisite now for someone to take the image below and turn it into Brady Hoke, Mattison, Nussmeier and 6 of our favorite recruits who have received the "Brady Bump"?
|8 weeks 6 days ago||hey||
it's all about the cutting edge and going from ice hockey to figure skating
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Marketing and graphic design||
Marketing and graphic design students on work study, interns, and class projects?
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Seems prudent. DOD won't||
Seems prudent. DOD won't spring for office supplies on my BIL's military base, but they'll ensure we don't get our brains eaten by Joe Pater... I mean, zombies.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||and||
field events tend to be dominated by white guys. I'd guess there is a similar breakdown of elite field athletes (white to non-white, that is).
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Depends on how you look at||
Depends on how you look at it. Two people recorded the same height, so he's the 3rd best performer, but GRIII's leap was the 2nd highest, um, height. 43.5 and 43.5 are not two different numbers.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||well||
I, for one, am QUITE glad he played for ohio state. Otherwise, they may have looked in their own backyard at one Alfonso Clark Burke III.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||On the contrary||
His grittiness is so tenacious.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Congratulations on the new||
Congratulations on the new addition! Great to see the indoctrination start early. My daughter was born the day before Michigan upset msu in East Lansing in 2005, so her 2nd day on earth was spent watching Michigan football winning against a rival with daddy.
Also, technically that's a cradle, not a crib. Just sayin'... ;)
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Mine||
Being a proctor for Keller biochem.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||gives a whole new meaning to||
gives a whole new meaning to "touching the banner"
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Surfing with the Alien - Joe||
Surfing with the Alien - Joe Satriani.
If I were a pro wrestler in the gravedigger mold, I might go with Hill of the Skull (same album)
|10 weeks 4 days ago||What about "blue collar"?||
What about "blue collar"? That's gotta be a white word.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||what?||
Was someone talking to me? Oh, nevermind...
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Hmm||
Anyone else cuckoo for CoFoPoffs? Yeah, me neither.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Not every single. Just vast||
Not every single. Just vast majority. Although I sometimes suspect it is at least a couple of people using that handle.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Peter Pan complex||
Seriously. Many of these stars have never grown up. He's been pandered to his whole life, which has consisted of playing basketball, being on TV, in bad movies, and having his picture taken.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Love the press release||
It's from last year, but love that it says that the newly-formed Big Ten lacrosse league will "boast 56 national championships." Of course, 44 of those are from Hopkins, 11 from Maryland, and 1 from Rutgers.
The women's lacrosse league is much more balanced, with Maryland, Northwestern, and Penn State all having won multiple national championships.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||expect a lot of what?||
Wistful Asians and surprised-looking children?
|12 weeks 4 days ago||it could happen||
legal to possess and use, but it still violates NCAA bylaws.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||(No subject)||
|12 weeks 5 days ago||we all know jobu is a troll||
don't feed the troll
|13 weeks 4 hours ago||Yup||
OP meant "MBB"
That said, I was really looking forward to band geeks hooping it up (no offense intended, as a former orchestra, Michigan Men's Glee Club, and a capella geek)
|13 weeks 7 hours ago||2014, why hast thou forsken||
2014, why hast thou forsken us?
|13 weeks 11 hours ago||eric johnson||
Aside from the obvious Cliffs of Dover reference I could somehow work in, he did pretty well for himself financially, making $200k in salary last year. Also, don't knock the frozen custard. It's good stuff.
EDIT: Great, I just got that song stuck in my head. At least it's a good one...
EDIT2: BHGP has the inside scoop (no pun intended) on the Culver's thing!
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Storming the President's||
Storming the President's house was after slaughtering PSU in Happy Valley. The tree the guy fell out of was actually on the sidewalk in front of the house, so not actually on the grounds.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Do you remember the parade||
Do you remember the parade that basically went from Crisler (I think) through downtown Ann Arbor and up Liberty? That was pretty awesome.
Also, the post-osu celebration was pretty wild that year. South U was insane, until that guy fell like 25' out of the tree in front of the President's house.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Read about this a few days||
Read about this a few days ago. I'm interested and will download to my iPad one of these days. I travel almost every week and have been to Europe 3 times this year, with at least 3-4 more Europe trips this year (the other 40 trips are domestic). Jet lag can be a killer. Some of my colleagues do the melatonin thing, although I don't. I just try to adjust sleep schedules in flight, use a sleep mask, and hot showers before bed.
|14 weeks 2 hours ago||Re MH370||
|14 weeks 1 day ago||saw that||
pretty brutal. gotta hurt.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||ESPN 100||
Glad to see Kam Chatman rising in the ranks, but man... Duke and UK both have four 5 stars?? and UNC with 3, and KU, osu and UNLV (!) with 2 each. I be like dang.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Can't forget Flyin' Brian||
Can't forget Flyin' Brian Pillman and Lex Luger. Believe both those guys also played in the NFL.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||that's true, of course||
But I was reacting to the previous post. My point is that just because the Final Four is in Indy next year does not mean an automatic home court advantage, should Michigan make it.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||It's Appalachian State's||
It's Appalachian State's first season in I-A. Incidentally, they just unveiled their new unis today.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Home court||
You'd think Indy would've been home court for Michigan in the regionals this time around, but Kentucky fans DOMINATED that stadium. Easily a 3:1 ratio of UK:UM fans.
Anyway, how do they select the locations? It's been a while since they've been in Chicago (where I now live). It looks like they prefer domed NFL stadiums; United Center only holds about 20k, so they'd probably only do the opening rounds there.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Then you obviously have never||
Then you obviously have never been a father to a child. And I'm not just talking about providing a semen donation resulting in the formation of a baby.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||I remember doing ultimate||
I remember doing ultimate warrior-style maize and blue face paint once. It was awesome.
|15 weeks 15 min ago||Glad you noticed that. I||
Glad you noticed that. I purposely left it in there as I thought it was appropriate for both Crean and notre dame.
|15 weeks 4 hours ago||hey||
you can't blame us. We didn't start the fire. And that fire down below in Lexington looks pretty serious. Let this be a lesson to you college kids - don't play with fire. Seriously, though, how do we sit when our couches are burning? I don't know, man...
|15 weeks 4 hours ago||comparison to pre-season coaches poll for select teams||
|15 weeks 7 hours ago||been discussed many times, actually||
Basically, the law is currently written such that only state universities within Illinois, or private universities within Illinois or contiguous states, can have a university vanity plate. As noted in the 2nd link provided, this is known as the "notre dame law" and was pushed through by nd alum michael madigan.
|15 weeks 7 hours ago||I'd do it if I lived in TX||
I'd do it if I lived in TX
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Look and feel of the game?||
UK has had its moments, although mostly infamous:
Levi Strauss couldn't have done it any better (or worse)
Not much better...
|15 weeks 1 day ago||if you actually read his disclaimers||
he says that he's ranking them by who he thinks would perform better if put on the floor in an NBA game today. By that measure, he thinks Stauskas is the best at the position *right now*. Maybe he doesn't have the ceiling or potential of the other guys, but that's not what he's comparing.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||I like Kentucky||
I hate Calipari. Ergo, Go Huskies!
I'll echo some comments above. The fact is that the Fab Five had a CULTURAL impact. This was the true differentiator of that team, not just that they were five freshman starters (although that in itself was also unique) that made two national championship games in a row.
Good for those UK kids. They're uber-talented and having a great run. But they aren't, and never will be, on the level of the Fab Five.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||(No subject)||
|15 weeks 1 day ago||for srsly||
|15 weeks 1 day ago||actually||
that column in response to the AD's comments seems to reinforce her position. It went from comments stating that the paper exists to dig up dirt and print provocative and salacious headlines, to a misguided interpretation that she wants everyone there to lose their jobs.
In my (probably mostly uninformed) opinion, traditional media outlets seem to be doing their damn best to stay "relevant" by trending more toward National Enquirer territory. For all the "old school" journos who once decried the "voracity" of bloggers and such, there are a dozen now trying to take advantage of every rumor and juicy tidbit some random person digs up. There are columnists who feel they can write anything - true or not - with impunity because, hey, it's just my opinion and not an actual news story.
The ethics of the reporting business have gotten very blurred and I think this is what Hermann was reacting to - not some made up wish for everyone to lose their jobs.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Yes||
Definitely Jerod "Hot Rod" Ward. He came in as arguably the #1 player in the country and never met those lofty expectations, although partially due to injury.
|16 weeks 7 hours ago||Interestingly enough||
and I can't believe I remember this, these photos were posted last year.
Still really cool to go back and look at again, though. That's some serious cash-money they've sunk into the place.
|16 weeks 8 hours ago||I agree||
It'd be something like they conceived for this year, with a potential starting 5 of:
If Robinson goes, probably replace his name with Zak Irvin. If McGary goes, that would suck.
|16 weeks 8 hours ago||He is coming back. No speculation required.||
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Well||
To be fair, they can spell C A T S
|16 weeks 1 day ago||so||
does it make me a bandwagon football fan if I only watch Michigan games and decide to skip out on watching a national championship game featuring 2 teams I don't care about? Or should I suffer through it because it's football dammit and I'm a real fan?
Same thing with basketball. I'm a MICHIGAN fan first. If it's convenient to watch other games that don't involve my team and I have nothing better to do, I'll watch it. If not, I won't. In the event Michigan made it to the finals, I was planning on changing my Monday evening flight to watch the game. As it is now, I'll stick with my current flight schedule and miss most, if not all, of the game. I guess I'm not a "true" fan, and I'm okay with that.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||yup||
Go badgers. Please beat kentucky...
|16 weeks 1 day ago||holy crap||
i'll take 2, please...
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Not that it matters now but||
Not that it matters now but they didn't care at all about my camera.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||My wife and I will be in||
My wife and I will be in section 533. A former roommate will be in section 231. GO BLUE!!!!
|17 weeks 3 days ago||hours we love to hate on dook||
The premise of the argument is that dook is fielding a young team with high offensive efficiency, but a porous defense. At that high level, there are certainly strong parallels to Michigan. However, we have Beilein and 2014, obviously. GO BLUE!
|17 weeks 4 days ago||i don't know||
monuMental's very first wallpaper - UConn Huskies back in 2010 - was pretty darn cute, too...
This is a great job by jonvalk, though. You guys are SO creative and talented. Looking forward to seeing the UT wallpaper!
|17 weeks 4 days ago||That was me last night||
6pm ET departure was delayed, so didn't actually take off until about 715pm ET. Par for the course with LGA, of course. Landed at a few minutes before 8pm CT. Pretty much missed all but the last few minutes of the game in low resolution - holding pen on the taxiway while waiting for our gate to clear had some REALLY crappy reception.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||well||
then who's Rodimus Prime? And Ultra Magnus? I was always a Sideswipe fan, myself. How can you not love a red Lamborghini Countach (and his yellow brother, Sunstreaker; Red Alert; and another one i can't think of)? And Wheeljack was so cool, too. A Lancia Stratos scientist? Awesome. And Jazz, a Porsche 935 (or was he a 911 slant nose? I think the former). I also had Mirage, an open wheel race car; Prowl was cool - a Datsun 280Z.
And dinobots, man! I had Slag, Grimlock, and Swoop. I also pretended that Jetfire was a Robotech VF-1 Valkyrie.
Wait, what were we talking about again?
|17 weeks 6 days ago||No go for me||
Our corporate network restricts most streaming video and doesn't even allow us to access most "entertainment" sites. When logged into our VPN, can't access Comcast or network/cable programming. Tried again when I was in London a couple of times earlier this year and no go. Frustrating b/c I couldn't watch anything. Somehow, though, BTN2Go did work from my London hotel, so there is that. Is the March Madness app limited to US?
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Couple of sources||
Alumni club in Paris:
The alumni group is centered in Paris, where it meets for social activities, football watch parties, lectures and participates with other alumni organizations in arranging events at the American Embassy. There are more than 150 U-M alumni in Paris and all are welcome. Contact information from other alumni is welcome especially those interested in planning or with ideas for events.
FB page mentions The Great Canadian Pub for football watching. They will likely have march madness playing.
Sadly, the MGoBlog bar guide has nothing listed for Paris, France:
|18 weeks 6 hours ago||syntax||
"Did we not accept a NIT bid before?"
The reason why commenters responded the way they did is because your statement suggests that we accepted an NIT bid before. Another way to rewrite your statement is, "Didn't we accept a[n] NIT bid before?" What you meant to write was, "Did we not DECLINE an NIT bid before?"
Just fyi for future reference.
|18 weeks 9 hours ago||Beilein articles||
Both are fantastic and should be read by all UM faithful, imo. Makes me appreciate more and more the great fortune we have with him as our team's leader.
|18 weeks 9 hours ago||Outside of the revenue sports||
Outside of the revenue sports (generally football and men's basketball), the vast majority of scholarships are partial. For instance, you can have 11.7 full scholarships for a 30(ish) player baseball roster, and 9.9 full scholarships for a men's soccer team.
Source (as of 2011):
|18 weeks 1 day ago||or Dook, for that matter,||
or Dook, for that matter, although they tried to play it off as a (failed, imo) comedy bit.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||the issue is that both flight||
the issue is that both flight options will overlap the game, either at the beginning or at the end. If I could stream the game in flight or watch it on DirectTV, that would be ideal, but in flight wifi is usually throttled to prevent bandwidth hogs. I'd also imagine that this time of year stresses in flight wifi more than most.
Oh well, will have to take my chances either way.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||1996 tourney||
was my sophomore year. I was still a little idealistic about our basketball team. My older sister lived through the fab five years, so I had high expectations. I remember Jerod Ward being considered the top recruit in the nation by some scouts. He always had the "Hot Rod" graphic come up on the screen when he scored, lol. Such a disappointing exit.
The previous year was even worse, losing in the first round to... Some school we should have beaten. Then there was the inaugural Big Ten tournament championship year, where we got upset by UCLA in the 2nd round.
This is the full history of Michigan basketball in the NCAA tournament during my 5 years in school. How depressing.
So all you current students - REALLY appreciate what is happening right now with Beilein and these group of kids, because it was bad for me and even worse for many of the posters here who had never even sniffed an NCAA tournament during their years at Michigan. This is a special time in our program's history.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||geez||
I'm seriously considering changing my 6pm ET flight on Thu evening with just wifi, to the 8pm, which should have DirectTV. Then again, delays are so frequent at LGA, I may not even get on the plane until midway through the 2nd half. Oh, what to do, what to do...
Will they be replaying games online at all? I saw that the March Madness app has highlights/clips, but didn't mention full game replays.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||geez||
you gotta give a guy more than 2 minutes when you have a setup like that to reply to. Asshole... ;)
|18 weeks 5 days ago||i took it as||
Load up all appropriate Queen songs in a queue, including, but not limited to:
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Uh||
I think "demise" is a bit hyperbolic, unless you mean "falling from assumed favorite to just a strong contender for the conference championship". Sure, it was a relatively rough season, but they're still the second-winningest team in the conference over the last 3 seasons.
What struck me is that there is clearly a top tier of 4 teams over the last 3 seasons - Michigan, msu, osu, and Wisconsin. Indiana lacks consistency in a major way, Iowa is somewhere in the middle, and the rest are various shades of mediocre-at-best.
|19 weeks 9 hours ago||KISS has always been about||
KISS has always been about being outrageous. This accomplishes that. I don't see what the big deal is. Great publicity for the team. People will go to the games because 1) it's cheap, 2) they love KISS (the band), 3) they love the unis, 4) they hate the unis and just want to see if they're as bad in real life, and 5) it's a novelty with a limited shelf life (most probably)
|19 weeks 1 day ago||no||
It's because they played a marginally tougher schedule and, despite a couple worse losses, also have a few better wins according to the RPI. Dook's 5 best wins are against RPI 10, 11, 12, 20, and 25. Michigan's 5 best wins are against RPI 6, 22, 22, 23, and 35.
There isn't much separating Michigan and Duke (and UVA, Cincy, SDSU, Iowa State, Cuse, and Creighton) for that matter. Home team bias will always say, "My team is better than that other crappy team," but no point getting all worked up over it.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||a moment later, he followed it up with||
"They were jerks. Seriously. You want the truth, or you want me to lie?"
|19 weeks 1 day ago||the men's wearhouse comment||
is so spot on. It looks like he borrowed the entire thing from someone a foot taller than him, including the tie...
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Get over it. Not a big deal.||
Get over it. Not a big deal.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Love that this thread was||
Love that this thread was started by a guy with the ultimate warrior as his avatar. Nope, no costumed excess there!
|20 weeks 4 days ago||actually||
I was thinking they'd be really good for UM-Flint.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Doesn't mean it's not a||
Doesn't mean it's not a concept. Dumb concept, maybe, but a concept nonetheless.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||I did the same||
Was confused until I saw that the sbnation URL referenced CFB. Then I was all like, "I'm not dumb, the OP just stinks at titling threads!" :P
|20 weeks 5 days ago||I'll agree with you about||
I'll agree with you about Irvin, Robinson, McGary, and Harris, but Albrecht wasn't on ANYONE'S radar. He had one actual offer - Appalachian State - and according to articles, only smaller mid-majors were even talking to him. IU and PU were not looking at Spike.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||By the time I got to campus,||
By the time I got to campus, it was just Jimmy King and Ray Jackson left. Even as the least heralded members of the Fab Five, I was amazed at how good they were, and how much more fun to watch than the other players on the team. I have a soft spot for Ray Jackson, in particular.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||won always needs spellcheck.||
won always needs spellcheck.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Take that back!||
Ain't nothin' better than the CRISPER!!!
|21 weeks 1 day ago||And uniforms and better||
And better uniforms and better haircuts and better health (obviously) and better colors and better school and better strength coach (who's been getting tons of mentions on the air, thanks to beefing up Stauskas and LeVert)
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Crisler > Breslin. I know||
Crisler > Breslin. I know this how? Because the Sports Illustrated Kids "Top 10 in Everything Sports" features the Maize Rage as one of the top 10 fanbases across all sports, ahead of even the Izzone and Cameron Crazies, neither of which are on the list. Irrefutable and undisputable proof that Crisler has a better atmosphere than Breslin.
(and yes, I hang out in the B&N kids book section with my daughters)
|21 weeks 1 day ago||the real question is||
Have you and GRBlue been to a similar number of games against middling teams at Breslin?
|22 weeks 2 hours ago||No||
Only if you have duplicate headers in your data source
|22 weeks 8 hours ago||well then||
football is obviously not a sport, as it requires "judges" and "referees" to make "judgements" about whether a play is valid or not, often based on arcane and non-sensical rules. Ditto basketball and baseball and hockey and soccer. A strike is a strike is a strike, unless it's called a ball. It's a fumble unless it's not. The only REAL sports are races and track events (and I'm sure some others I've forgotten about which are as black/white as you can get).
|23 weeks 3 days ago||People we're talking down the||
People we're talking down the Americans' outfits, but the ones Germany wore are beyond terrible.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||well||
i think we were all waiting to exhale, but now that the LOI is in, we can celebrate!
|24 weeks 1 day ago||or the fact that you have an||
or the fact that you have an assault rifle pointed right at your comment... yikes!
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Georgia for me, also. But I||
Georgia for me, also. But I actually know why. I was born and raised in Atlanta and during my formative years was when Vince Dooley reigned supreme and Herschel Walker was winning the Heisman and Georgia was one of the top programs in the country.
My older daughter was born in Atlanta and lived there all of 20 months before we moved to Chicago, but she still identifies herself as from Georgia and wants to do gymnastics one day for the Lady Dawgs. She prefers the Braves over the Cubs/Sox, and UGA over UM :(
|24 weeks 4 days ago||the thing||
that always got me was the French Catholic Fighting Irish.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||off topic, but||
PLEASE do not refer to Michigan as "the U." Just, don't.
Also, nothing new here. Another guy saying (rightly so) that there are now more questions than answers that need to be brought to light.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||that nanna egwu (or whomever||
that nanna egwu (or whomever or however you spell it) gif looks like a candidate for a perfectly looped gif that would see him poking fruitlessly at the ball for all eternity. someone make it happen!
|24 weeks 5 days ago||I could get on board with||
I could get on board with that. I really feel like Michigan may start the first few minutes slowly, but then just dominate most of the rest of the game. 17 points feels like a good winning margin, with the game never in doubt.
As long as we don't pull an Iowa and go on a 15 minute FG scoring drought. Ouch.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||I feel like we sports fans||
I feel like we sports fans have this discussion every season. It's too early for the players and coaches to care. They're the ones that have to take things one game at a time. It's never too early for fans to talk. It has precious little impact on anything what Lunardi or other bracketologists or fans think and discuss. I'm going to dream big. I'm not going to not think about our potential seeding because it's still only January. It's my right and prerogative as a fan.
And sure, it's too soon to have 2014 football rankings, but so what? It's fun.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||What he knew and when is open||
What he knew and when is open for debate, but the WHEN is not any earlier than he was hired in January 2011, at least 9 months after the investigation was closed. As a new coach, if this did come to his attention, I'm sure he turned to administrators and to Gibbons himself to ask if this was of concern, and I'd assume they all told him no. What is he supposed to do? Hire a private investigator to dig up evidence against his own player? Absurd.
Take Hoke to task for telling outright lies as to Gibbons' status, but I think you're going down a pointless rathole here.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||this is ludicrous||
Hoke was not at U of M when the alleged incident is said to have occurred, nor when the case was closed by the University. Assuming the OP's timeline is accurate, the investigation was dropped almost a year before he was officially hired. I'm taking on face value that he would have considered the matter resolved by the time he arrived on campus.
If any coach should stand accountable, it would have been Rodriguez.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||pure cold, jerry!||
lol at the hothlanta and freaznik references
|24 weeks 6 days ago||I would imagine that they||
I would imagine that they either did not want to or feel the need to begin investigations into "abandoned" complaints until the policy became official, which appears to have happened in August 2013. This would fit well with the timeline that the case may have been investigated and said investigation completed by November.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||combination of||
combination of factors.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||I was born and raised in||
I was born and raised in Atlanta and, honestly, this never happened to this extent when i was growing up. Sure, there was mass hysteria when snowfall of more than an inch was forecast, and people would make a run on bottled water and generators, but people also seemed sensible enough (for the most part) to not go out.
I have no idea what people were thinking. My guess? Dumbass northerners who don't recognize the fact that Atlanta has VERY few resources to deal with stuff like this. They send out SAND trucks. If they need salt, they have to get it from the far northern counties (well outside the metro Atlanta area) or from Tennessee (Chattanooga, usually). Add the fact that Atlanta, being in the Piedmont region of the Appalachians, is VERY hilly. Snow/ice + hills - salt = recipe for disaster.
Did I mention clueless mayor/public officials and businesses? Yeah, those too.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||how tall is nd stadium?||
9 stories seems high, although i do recognize they have a fully above ground stadium.
will be interesting to see how the mixed-use facility is actually designed and implemented. sounds like they've been talking to some urban planners, although it is innovative and could be a pretty interesting thing, particularly for an on-campus stadium.
as an aside, what other schools have an on-campus (like part of their central campus) football stadium?
edit: also surprising - nobody has updated the notre dame stadium wikipedia page yet!
|25 weeks 11 hours ago||actually, no||
some schools explicitly offer 4 year scholarships, but most schools offer 1 year renewable scholarships.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||hey||
100 responses is better than nothing. Call it a "representative sample" or "initial readout" of the opinions of the blog-base.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||good catch||
forgot about Stanford! Now all they need to do is move Dook into the same region, lol
|25 weeks 1 day ago||amazing||
i actually put 11, 14 and 20, respectively. it's like you're inside my head...
Of course, that's how many i EXPECT. How many do I hope? 40, 20, and 20.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||depends how you look at it||
Trey Burke nailed that ridiculous long 3 to force OT against Kansas! One Dimensional!
Stauskas nailed all those 3's to down Florida in the Elite 8! Over-reliance on the 3!
Albrecht hit critical 3's to beat Syracuse! Same ol' same ol'
|25 weeks 1 day ago||aside from the injuries||
I can still see the rationale. They've still only lost twice - albeit both on their home court - and still have some impressive wins. And this is nowhere near the horrid slumps Wisco and osu are going through currently. The real test for msu will be how they react now to this loss and being without dawson and payne, and with a hobbled appling, for the next few games. They get through the next few unscathed and the ranking could be justified.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Gary Parrish of CBS sports||
Gary Parrish of CBS sports has Michigan ranked 10th. msu is still 5th to him.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||correction||
I just want to beat them.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||but it seemed pretty lukewarm||
"maybe interested in taking a visit" is a far cry from "definitely one I want to see"
|25 weeks 4 days ago||i like most of the sports||
speed skating is so much more strategic than you'd think
figure skating is so graceful, yet with elements of power (not unlike gymnastics in that respect)
bobsled, luge, skeleton, downhill skiing - just pure unadulterated speed!
ski jumping - that's just scary
snowboarding in all its facets - i snowboard, so i love it
curling - slow, but strategic, and surprisingly tense as you have to wait to see where the stones end up. also, potential stone shortage.
ice hockey - USA! USA! USA! I was working with a canadian client during the vancouver olympics. they were pretty damn psyched about the hockey outcome.
biatholon - XC skiing and rifles - yeah, baby!
|25 weeks 5 days ago||to be fair, Eamonn Brennan||
to be fair, Eamonn Brennan has Stauskas #8 on his Wooden Award watch list.
8. Nik Stauskas, Michigan: How good has Nik Stauskas been for the past two months? So good that his dad is talking about the NBA as a "matter of months." Stauskas apologized for his father's comments after Wednesday night's game, in which he put up what has become a trademark Staukas performance: 37 minutes, 26 points, 8-of-14 shooting, 5 assists and 5 rebounds. The Michigan guard has morphed from a mostly standstill spot shooter to a ballhandling, step-backing, all-court offensive threat and actually become more efficient in doing so. No wonder his pop is excited.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Great win!||
Three top ten games in a row is brutal, but this is the best start possible.
Random: someone needs to tell young Mitch that a spread collar like that requires a much more substantial knot than the puny four in hand. I'd go full Windsor for that shirt collar.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||seriously, though||
Fran Tarkenton is nice, but full of himself. His son, Matt, went to my school (private K-12 in Atlanta). I was still in jr high when he graduated, but he was the star QB of the football team so I remember him pretty well, as we'd all go to the games (and my sis was in high school, also). Anywho...
GO BLUE, beat the fighting mcafferys!
|25 weeks 6 days ago||bah||
it's been proven that horses - especially clydesdales - can and do play football. He calls it fake, I call it evidence.
Also: origin of the meme:
|25 weeks 6 days ago||looks like the single frame||
looks like the single frame brian is actually at the far left in red, if you break it down frame by frame. well done!
|26 weeks 3 hours ago||Adidas comes up with the||
Adidas comes up with the designs, but UM has final say. If someone important enough in the AD really hated the little M, it wouldn't be there. Enough people thought it was cool that it remains. And of all the things you could have mentioned - fabric which is prone to tearing, uniformz, neon yellow - you key in on this? Seems fairly minor...
|26 weeks 3 hours ago||Augusta-like?||
Maybe he doesn't realize that Augusta is just trying to be Michigan Stadium-like.
|26 weeks 9 hours ago||I have a twitter account, but||
I have a twitter account, but don't really use it. I was assuming there was some way to do this, although my first reaction was to suggest just shutting it down.
What does making it private do? People can't tweet at you? Their tweets at you don't show up in your feed?
|26 weeks 1 day ago||ha||
Reading the DetNews blue chip list, am I the only one completely amused by the fact that Jhonathon Williams is committed to Norte Dame?
|26 weeks 5 days ago||yup||
I saw it the exact same way. It was a clever dig at ohio state while still pledging his commitment to do whatever it takes to help his team.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||agree about Packers/Bears.||
agree about Packers/Bears. That's about as intense a rivalry as you'll see.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||ah||
gotcha. Familiar with the Research Triangle moniker, wasn't aware they called it just "The Triangle".
|27 weeks 1 day ago||what's the triangle?||
what's the triangle?
|27 weeks 4 days ago||you know||
the timing of mack brown's resignation from Texas makes sense now...
|27 weeks 4 days ago||man||
why you gotta hate on 2014 like that? That's ok, 2014 ain't madatcha...
|27 weeks 5 days ago||hey, replacing a former||
hey, replacing a former Auburn OC with a (soon-to-be) former 'Bama OC.
|28 weeks 7 hours ago||well||
exponentially speaking, that doesn't make even an exponential bit of sense. Boom! Exponented!
|28 weeks 1 day ago||My car showed -19 this||
My car showed -19 this morning on my way to work in the NW suburbs of Chicago. Wind chills were around -41. So maybe a windbreaker and earmuffs.
|30 weeks 5 days ago||that's correct||
I get the illini fighting i-mail (athletics email list) and they an email a couple months ago about watching volleyball at the State Farm Center. I was like, "Awesome, are they playing in Chicago?" Looked it up, only to find that it's just the new name for the old Assembly Hall.
|30 weeks 5 days ago||As a consultant who travels||
As a consultant who travels out of state almost every week (40 out of 52 weeks this year), this does happen. We're advised to indicate the states in which we primarily work every day. I don't know what thresholds the states use (number of days, estimated income, etc) to determine whether or not to send you a W-2, but one year, I had 3 W-2s from IL, NY, and GA.
The nice thing is that you can adjust your home state income by the amount estimated for the other state(s), so if I live in IL and make $100k of taxable income and NY is charging me income tax on $20k, I can adjust my IL taxable income by that amount (or that's how I remember it working, anyway).
Given the large player salaries, I'd be surprised if most states with income tax didn't try to tax players (goes for other pro sports, also).
|30 weeks 5 days ago||hobbes217 and spock||
hobbes217 and spock
|30 weeks 6 days ago||Too bad he wasn't eating||
Too bad he wasn't eating dominos. Then again, is that a picture of his own self on that box??
|30 weeks 6 days ago||I'm now convinced that the||
I'm now convinced that the USPS would already be dead were it not for college football/baskebtall recruiting.
|31 weeks 4 hours ago||Good to see||
That Air Georgia is still dunking strong, with an astronomical 2pt FG percentage.
|31 weeks 4 hours ago||dude||
they won cupcake wars! that's pretty awesome...
Great job finding all these links to our former players!