Meram is scoring some sweet-ass goals of late
|22 hours 33 min ago||Today Show, not Good Morning||
Today Show, not Good Morning America. Great segment. Actually almost did shed a tear. Amazing what he's endured. Truly an "uncommon man."
|1 day 33 min ago||false||
An alumnus/alumna is someone who graduated from or attended an educational institution. One need not have graduated in order to be considered an alumnus/alumna.
|1 day 3 hours ago||what's your point?||
what's your point?
|3 days 18 hours ago||Wow||
Did Christopher Polyblend design these?
|3 days 21 hours ago||agree||
I wouldn't expect to see someone who is booted from the University or one of its teams be able to take advantage of this benefit.
|4 days 17 hours ago||Maroon + Gold = Copper, duh.||
Maroon + Gold = Copper, duh.
Or, maybe it's a nod to the fact that AZ is the top copper-producing state in the union?
|4 days 20 hours ago||You gotta love the ironic||
You gotta love the ironic names. Also can't go without the stunningly appropriate names, like QB Chuck Long.
|5 days 1 hour ago||I've been on the field once,||
I've been on the field once, and still have a picture of it somewhere. I was in the late orientiation before freshman year, which basically meant that I got on campus about a week early to do my orientation. My future best man was also in that group, and one of the things we got to do was run around the field in Michigan Stadium. Our orientation leaders even brought a football for us to toss around. Pretty dang awesome.
Very jealous of your movie night! Sounds like a blast!
|5 days 16 hours ago||On the one hand, who wants to||
On the one hand, who wants to relive or even hear about all that stuff? On the other hand, we can't have a losing record to those guys!
|1 week 1 day ago||I think you're misreading the perspective||
Nobody is saying it was ok for him to do that, least of all Brian. I think what he IS saying is that he sympathizes with the difficulty of not making a bad decision in the heat of the moment, and that York's upbringing probably didn't do him any favors in that department. How wrong his actions were is blatantly obvious - nobody is arguing that.
|1 week 1 day ago||They aren't mutually||
They aren't mutually exclusive. Assuming (for the sake of argument) that York is allowed to remain on school, but on probation and basically forced a redshirt and limited participation in football activities does not mean that the interests of the other student are not being served. I would assume the kid has insurance, or will otherwise be taken care of medically and academically if he has to miss a semester.
|1 week 2 days ago||Ryan Stiles. I met Greg||
Ryan Stiles. I met Greg Proops (on WLIIA and also the voice of Bob the Builder) at a tiny cafe late one night in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood. Cool guy.
|1 week 3 days ago||It doesn't necessarily follow||
It doesn't necessarily follow that expulsion is the only possible outcome for physical violence, as the poster above suggests. It is ONE potential outcome, based on internal University policy. Both internal University and external police investigations will take place and, I'm sure, the appropriate punishment meted out, whether that's expulsion, separation of contact from the University or certain areas/activities, or suspension. Honestly can't see anything less for what appears pretty blatant. You can even see him start to wind up a few moments before hitting the guy.
|1 week 3 days ago||recognition of sarcastic||
recognition of sarcastic indignation clearly not a core competency of this board...
|1 week 3 days ago||"these are the biggest public||
"these are the biggest public schools in the State of Michigan."
|1 week 3 days ago||this argument makes sense to me||
In fact, it would be pretty darn sweet to see Michigan vs. Wisconsin or Minnesota at Soldier Field. Makes sense as a geographic middle ground with the novelty of playing in a cold-weather outdoor NFL stadium in February.
|1 week 3 days ago||Exactly||
Catering to rich alumni and getting the "brand" out there. This makes significantly more sense than Michigan vs. Alabama in Texas.
|1 week 4 days ago||A third of the MAC has||
A third of the MAC has offered Falcon, but not Bowling Green. Cumong mang!!!
|1 week 4 days ago||Don't know about bars in your area||
best bet might be to take the red line down to addison and walk over to Rockit (wrigleyville) on Clark. That's a pretty easy ride and you'll probably want a CTA Upass to get around anyway.
|1 week 4 days ago||If memory serves, BTN2GO||
If memory serves, BTN2GO allows you to hide the scores when watching replays of games. I believe football games aren't available for replay until the next day, though.
Honestly can't recall if Watch ESPN allows you to hide scores, also, but it should
|2 weeks 21 hours ago||nope to both||
Time to go with C9!!!
|2 weeks 1 day ago||What did the original map||
What did the original map look like?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Also||
He's a bit skinny, but plenty of time to add weight to his frame. Also, according to UM Hoops, he missed most of the spring AAU circuit with a broken finger, so not many recent evals. Outlook is that he should rise pretty significantly once he's fully healthy and scouts have a chance to see him regularly.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||because this was my very first meme||
and b/c i'm asian and engrish and all that, the meme is:
All your <singular noun> are belong to us.
Kills me when I see something like "All your recruits belong to us muahaha". At least you didn't do that....
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Right, because Peyton Manning||
Right, because Peyton Manning never did anything like lead multiple comebacks, play great against a huge rival, win a Super Bowl or earn multiple MVPs. What a loser amiright??? /s
|2 weeks 3 days ago||or spell-checking b/c you||
or spell-checking b/c you know, spelling...
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I like this better than the||
I like this better than the last one, actually. Very cool
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Next round winners will||
Next round winners will be:
|2 weeks 3 days ago||because voldemort is evil duh||
because voldemort is evil duh
|2 weeks 4 days ago||"And he can't just fire and||
"And he can't just fire and replace the whole band for noncompliance, because then he won't have a band."
Of course he can. He can suspend the entire band, or the ones he knows for sure are flouting the rules. Or tell them they can't travel. Or something. But he didn't.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||except that it isn't a vote||
except that it isn't a vote for best career...
|2 weeks 4 days ago||1760 yards is a pretty good||
1760 yards is a pretty good season running the ball...
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Even Twilley over Barry||
Even Twilley over Barry Sanders??? I certainly hope not...
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Clearly, Brian has hit stage||
Clearly, Brian has hit stage 3, going beyond Morrissey and descending to the depths of Robert Smith (not that Robert Smith).
|2 weeks 5 days ago||This is a strategy employed||
This is a strategy employed by many schools. Northwestern did this same thing just last year. Michigan and osu are their "purple pricing" games which command a significant premium over the other games. msu and others are in their regular tier, and they have a low tier for crappy out of conference early season games.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||ummm||
|2 weeks 5 days ago||or hairs||
unless you really want to pull a king solomon and split heirs....
|2 weeks 5 days ago||That's why they're twins.||
That's why they're twins.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||You're not so good at the||
You're not so good at the posting, are you?
|3 weeks 22 hours ago||That Bruce Leroy reply was||
That Bruce Leroy reply was hilarious! Sho'nuff...
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I don't understand the||
I don't understand the downvotes. Why is it a bad thing to say that I don't believe in smoking anything (pot, cigarettes, pipes, etc.)? It's bad for your gums, teeth, lungs, makes you smell, etc. So no, I don't smoke ANYTHING (including cigars) and never will.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I'm like 7up||
never had it, never will
|3 weeks 2 days ago||you know||
|3 weeks 2 days ago||that would be great||
I would LOVE to see osu vs. Florida in the Gator Bowl, although Cap One or Outback are far more realistic,
|3 weeks 2 days ago||per wikipedia: A||
Also a Daily article from February:
An article from MLive with more details:
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Williams is a good school||
Heck, they're ranked several spots higher than Michigan on Money Magazine's college rankings!
On topic, In Beilein We Trust.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||For a second, I thought you||
For a second, I thought you were TOTALLY AWESOME and had changed the writing on the backs to MGO JAIL. Would have been epic.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Babson is a fantastic school||
Babson is a fantastic school if you want to study business. There are some "specialty" colleges that focus in specific areas. In engineering, Harvey Mudd is about as good as you can get. Think of Michigan's engineering program as a standalone college and you have Harvey Mudd, or Michigan's business school as a standalone college and you have Babson.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||on being bored when running -||
on being bored when running - i get dreadfully bored when running on a treadmill or on a track. I need to be going somewhere. When you go out to the street or trail and run 20 minutes away from home or your car, well, you need to get back somehow, so you may as well run so you get there as fast as possible. On a track or treadmill, too easy to give into the temptation to just stop whenever.
On the knees hurting - what kind of shoes do you wear? I'm frankly a big believer in minimalist shoes for many people. I've run probably a couple hundred miles in my Merrell Trail Gloves which are anatomical shaped (narrow heel counter, wide toe box) and have zero heel to toe drop with no cushion. This is in stark contrast to conventional running shoes which are heavily cushioned and have a severe heel to toe drop (meaning the heel is much thicker than the forefoot). biomechanics research shows that wearing these kinds of shoes (or running barefoot - which I don't do) actually supports a mid-foot or fore-foot strike, rather than a more "conventional" heel strike. This has the benefit of distributing the impact through your foot and lessening the jarring impact through your ankles, knees, and back.
It is important to transition slowly into minimalist running, as it utilizes your calves much more and stretches your achilles more as well. Do some research if you go this route, but one of my good friends went this route after we talked several times about it and he's now a convert. He's gone from conventional running shoes and dealing with knee and back pain after long runs, to minimal shoes and much less knee and back pain. He attributes it to the shoes and different running style.
Also, minimalist shoes are good for crossfit, particularly lifting where it's beneficial to have your feet completely flat.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||eh||
You can remind them that the final score was close, and they'll just remind us, "Crowned field". Ouch.
|4 weeks 23 hours ago||I do some crossfit exercises||
I do some crossfit exercises that a buddy of mine showed me, but definitely not a crossfitter.
It is amazing what the human body is capable of, though.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Sounds like something a||
Sounds like something a pretentious person would say
|4 weeks 1 day ago||As the father of 2 little||
As the father of 2 little girls, that was totally adorable. Also great to see her so passionate about something, and that it's Michigan makes it that much better. Go Sam!
|4 weeks 1 day ago||click the picture to get the||
tap the picture to get the full size image; save the image to your iphone; set as your wallpaper
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Not too long, did read.||
Loved the insights. I'm not particularly creative, so it's always fascinating to me to hear about what inspires those who are. Thanks!
|4 weeks 1 day ago||yeah... no.||
doesn't seem particularly like something i want to be googling while at work. maybe later.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||exactly||
Who knows how many parents complained in the past, or how many kids quit, and nobody ever heard about it. Maybe Waters is a scapegoat with the new president trying to make his mark, but at the end of the day, it was the right thing to do.
Of course, I'm also of a firm belief that the kids involved should also be punished for violating the student code of conduct.
Prohibited conduct includes:
and more, probably
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Next step||
is to penalize the students who perpetrated these activities.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Absolutely||
There are some real die-hards commenting on the article that this is completely normal and acceptable behavior, and that anyone who does not like it should just say no or quit the band. That many of the commenters supporting this behavior are alums of "TBDBITL" (abbreviation for "the best damn band in the land") is also quite telling.
The fact that the fired band director is also an osu marching band alum is telling. Perhaps he, too, was jaded or accepting of the fact that this sort of behavior goes on. Either way, 2 years should have been PLENTY of time to change the culture, if he really wanted to.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||ok||
that doesn't help me at all. Still have no idea what you're talking about.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Spam! even so...||
Domo arigato Dr. Gboco
|4 weeks 2 days ago||speaking of monuMental||
It would be great if you (jonvalk) could also give a little explanation of the thought process of how you came up with a particular theme, design, motif, whatever. I find that I enjoy that as much as the end products themselves. Thanks!
|4 weeks 3 days 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.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||also||
Draymond Green, Cody Zeller, and Victor Oladipo. So that's 5/11 from the Big Ten. Not bad.
|4 weeks 3 days 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.
|4 weeks 3 days 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.
|5 weeks 1 day 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 weeks 1 day 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 weeks 1 day 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 weeks 2 days 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?
|5 weeks 2 days 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.
|5 weeks 4 days 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) ;)
|6 weeks 1 day 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?
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Coaches with itchy trigger||
Coaches with itchy trigger fingers hand-timing 40's.
|6 weeks 2 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.
|6 weeks 2 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...
|6 weeks 3 days ago||#1 is just crazy. The Hatch||
#1 is just crazy. The Hatch story should be #2.
|6 weeks 4 days 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?
|6 weeks 5 days 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.
|6 weeks 5 days 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.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Texas||
That's a lot of corporate advertising on there.
|7 weeks 1 day 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.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||wait, what???||
|7 weeks 2 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 :(
|7 weeks 3 days 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???
|7 weeks 3 days 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.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||US are really playing the||
US are really playing the ball poorly in the air. Have they won a single header?
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Am I the only one whose first||
Am I the only one whose first thought was, "maize and blue bubble!"
|7 weeks 6 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.
|8 weeks 18 hours 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
|8 weeks 19 hours 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.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||This is a very Voltron-heavy||
This is a very Voltron-heavy thread. That clearly means something...
|8 weeks 2 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.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||oh please||
they guy CLEARLY threw his shoulder into Suarez's mouth!
|8 weeks 3 days 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.
|8 weeks 3 days 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.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||to stay alive||
England needs some improbable stuff to happen.
|9 weeks 1 day 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.
|9 weeks 1 day 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.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||That's the Nike trademark,||
That's the Nike trademark, right?
|9 weeks 2 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".
|9 weeks 2 days ago||screw you, illinois||
screw you, illinois
|10 weeks 23 hours ago||That's a ridiculous||
That's a ridiculous assertion. perhaps she just enjoys the time with her father.
|10 weeks 4 days 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.
|10 weeks 4 days 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.
|11 weeks 1 day 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.
|11 weeks 1 day 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.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||about||
3 hours late
|11 weeks 2 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.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Co-signed by Alex||
Oh wait, that's not Floyd Raven's signature. It was his mom again...
|11 weeks 4 days 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.
|12 weeks 22 hours ago||Obviously||
Alex Malzone's name isn't interesting enough to participate
|12 weeks 23 hours ago||I believe that bus has||
I believe that bus has decided to make like a tree and get out of here.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Agreed - if you're going to||
Agreed - if you're going to plagiarize, at least do it well!
|12 weeks 3 days 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...
|12 weeks 3 days 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)
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Symmetry FTW||
|13 weeks 1 day 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.
|13 weeks 1 day 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.
|13 weeks 2 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"?
|13 weeks 3 days ago||hey||
it's all about the cutting edge and going from ice hockey to figure skating
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Marketing and graphic design||
Marketing and graphic design students on work study, interns, and class projects?
|14 weeks 17 hours 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.
|14 weeks 17 hours 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).
|14 weeks 18 hours 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.
|14 weeks 1 day 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.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||On the contrary||
His grittiness is so tenacious.
|14 weeks 2 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'... ;)
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Mine||
Being a proctor for Keller biochem.
|15 weeks 19 hours ago||gives a whole new meaning to||
gives a whole new meaning to "touching the banner"
|15 weeks 19 hours 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)
|15 weeks 22 hours ago||What about "blue collar"?||
What about "blue collar"? That's gotta be a white word.
|15 weeks 22 hours ago||what?||
Was someone talking to me? Oh, nevermind...
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Hmm||
Anyone else cuckoo for CoFoPoffs? Yeah, me neither.
|16 weeks 2 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.
|16 weeks 2 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.
|16 weeks 2 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.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||expect a lot of what?||
Wistful Asians and surprised-looking children?
|17 weeks 1 day ago||it could happen||
legal to possess and use, but it still violates NCAA bylaws.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||(No subject)||
|17 weeks 1 day ago||we all know jobu is a troll||
don't feed the troll
|17 weeks 3 days 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)
|17 weeks 3 days ago||2014, why hast thou forsken||
2014, why hast thou forsken us?
|17 weeks 4 days 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!
|18 weeks 1 day 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.
|18 weeks 2 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.
|18 weeks 2 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.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Re MH370||
|18 weeks 4 days ago||saw that||
pretty brutal. gotta hurt.
|19 weeks 21 hours 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.
|19 weeks 2 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.
|19 weeks 2 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.
|19 weeks 2 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.
|19 weeks 2 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.
|19 weeks 2 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.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||I remember doing ultimate||
I remember doing ultimate warrior-style maize and blue face paint once. It was awesome.
|19 weeks 3 days 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.
|19 weeks 3 days 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...
|19 weeks 3 days ago||comparison to pre-season coaches poll for select teams||
|19 weeks 3 days 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.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||I'd do it if I lived in TX||
I'd do it if I lived in TX
|19 weeks 4 days 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...
|19 weeks 4 days 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.
|19 weeks 4 days 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.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||(No subject)||
|19 weeks 4 days ago||for srsly||
|19 weeks 5 days 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.
|20 weeks 1 day 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.
|20 weeks 3 days 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.
|20 weeks 3 days 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.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||He is coming back. No speculation required.||
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Well||
To be fair, they can spell C A T S
|20 weeks 5 days 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.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||yup||
Go badgers. Please beat kentucky...
|20 weeks 5 days ago||holy crap||
i'll take 2, please...
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Not that it matters now but||
Not that it matters now but they didn't care at all about my camera.
|20 weeks 6 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!!!!
|22 weeks 1 hour 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!
|22 weeks 18 hours 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!
|22 weeks 1 day 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.
|22 weeks 2 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?
|22 weeks 2 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?
|22 weeks 2 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:
|22 weeks 3 days 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.
|22 weeks 3 days 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.
|22 weeks 3 days 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):
|22 weeks 4 days ago||or Dook, for that matter,||
or Dook, for that matter, although they tried to play it off as a (failed, imo) comedy bit.
|22 weeks 4 days 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.
|22 weeks 4 days 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.
|22 weeks 4 days 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.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||geez||
you gotta give a guy more than 2 minutes when you have a setup like that to reply to. Asshole... ;)
|23 weeks 1 day ago||i took it as||
Load up all appropriate Queen songs in a queue, including, but not limited to:
|23 weeks 2 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.
|23 weeks 3 days 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)
|23 weeks 4 days 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.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||a moment later, he followed it up with||
"They were jerks. Seriously. You want the truth, or you want me to lie?"
|23 weeks 4 days 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...
|23 weeks 5 days ago||Get over it. Not a big deal.||
Get over it. Not a big deal.
|24 weeks 4 days 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!
|25 weeks 16 hours ago||actually||
I was thinking they'd be really good for UM-Flint.