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|13 weeks 4 days ago||1/1/2008, Florida (+10.5)||
The last time Michigan won a game in which it was this much of a dog or larger was the 2008 Capital One Bowl vs. Florida (+10.5).
I.E. Allowing that U-M just isn't an underdog very often, even when we weren't very good at football, no significant "upset" wins under Messrs. Rodriguez and Hoke.
(HT: Drew Hallett)
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Thank you, Seniors.||
Whether four or five years, you've given "This Michigan of Ours" so much. Way to Go Blue!
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Daily article, too||
There's a terrific piece in the Michigan Daily (https://www.michigandaily.com/section/football/after-93-surgeries-15-years-larry-prout-jr-joins-michigan-football)
It includes this sobering quote from Jake Butt:
“It’s easy to look after a long practice or a long day of camp or a workout, you might be sore or tired, you might be injured,” said senior tight end Jake Butt. “And you might let that thought creep into your head where you want to feel sorry for yourself, or you want to find an excuse.
“And you look at a kid like Larry and his family and the way they’re facing such great adversity and still up there smiling, and still up there so grateful just to be a part of this team. We’re grateful to have him on our team, and we’re grateful for the example that he’s setting for us.”
Love this team and its leadership, and I love the way our team focuses on both its work and lessons that are likely far more important in life. Go Blue!
|1 year 11 weeks ago||I guess I understand why you'd assume this...||
I was going to post countering your initial assumption #2 that Michigan fans outnumber Michigan State fans. State fans like to promote the idea of "Walmart Wolverines", but there are plenty of State fans (like there *are* plenty of Ohio State and Michigan fans) without a connection to the school. State's recent successes have enlarged these numbers.
More importantly, Michigan State's undergraduate enrollment is almost 50% larger than Michigan's (ca. 39k last year to ca. 27k at Michigan) and has been for quite some time. I'm going to make the generally accepted assumption here that people are most committed to their undergraduate institution. Combine those numbers over any length of time with the number of Michigan students vs. MSU students who come from out-of-state and who land jobs out-of-state, and the numbers balance within state can change pretty quickly.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||People will come, Ray.||
HT: bluelaw2013 for genius in appropriation.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||A. J. Holmes is the arranger of the OP version||
Holmes is the arranger - the one given credit when I've seen this version performed elsewhere. He is a U-M BFA '11, if I recall correctly. He was part of the "StarKid" troupe that made the hilarous "Very Potter Musical" parodies when they were students, and he's now playing Elder Cunningham in one of the touring casts of "Book of Mormon"
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Love being connected to a this program...||
...that warrants, totally in the off-season, 10 or 12 column inches of op-ed in the Washington Post. #GoBlue!
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Congrats!||
What a fantastic accomplishment!
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Thanks, OP, and Schlissel's comments on the overthrown pass||
The OP is pretty much right on. I hope s/he won't mind me adding a couple of details.
President Schlissel actually did point out the irony that he caught an overthrown pass. He said it might have been intentional, and then he stuck in a little verbal barb about a lack of improvement if it wasn't intentional. He also mentioned being mildly perturbed that he gets photographed everywhere he goes, but no one got a picture of him catching the ball.
I thought his comments about the non-athletic parts of the university were great. He's focused on excellence, on capitalizing on the breadth of quality programs at Michigan, and on the Victors for Michigan campaign priorities of student support and bold ideas in particular, with plenty of room for development and refinement of goals as he gets further into the job.
As Schlissel was finishing a comment about the breadth of excellence at U-M, Ross's phone rang. The ringtone was, of course, "The Victors."
He closed his comments on the athletic department with these [I think exact] words: "We'll fix the problems, but let's be unified in supporting these kids." [referring to the players.]
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Amazing group of student athletes.||
These student athletes are fantastic, and we'd like records like McGuire's for every Michigan team, eh? In his 23 years as head coach, they've won the Big Ten 9 times and finished second 9 times, won the NCAA Regional 9 times, and finished in the top 10 at NCAAs 11 times. Plus a dozen academic all-americans, and a bigger pile of academic all-Big Ten honorees.
Here's another impressive WXC article - an interview with alumna, all-american (6 times in track, though, not XC) and academic all-american Lindsay Gallo, now an assistant professor at the Ross School of Business at U-M: http://bit.ly/1qrBmI4
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Such a great legacy, Seth.||
What you've written here and who you are are a big part of your father's legacy. Maybe this is trite, but he did a good job with you, and you're doing a great job for him.
Love and peace to you and yours, my friend.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||(Thanks for changing the headline!)||
It's so nice to read a link headline and have some idea what you'll get when click! Thanks.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||Thanks to Jordan Morgan.||
So proud of the way that young man represents our great University.
Thanks, too, for the video. The sequence at the end with the two great passes vs. OSU, split by the Morris handoff to Morgan vs. Northwestern, followed by the two plays that iced the Syracuse game is brilliant.
|2 years 51 weeks ago||Congrats!||
Given the application numbers and the caliber of applicants, admission is a really big deal! Make us proud. Go Blue!
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Got that pick when||
Ryan Mundy (of all people!) hurried Smith on a blitz.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||And it's spring break!||
Kudos to the Maize Rage for showing up!!
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Thanks for the updates!||
Glad to have the score somewhere where I can keep up with it. Thanks.
|3 years 52 weeks ago||Reminds me of a Will Rogers quote...||
"There are three kinds of men: The ones that learn by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves."
Saban is a brilliant football coach and motivator, and obviously he's doing the right thing here. His penchant, though, for stretching the letter of the rules and as such ignoring their spirit makes him warrant every bit of the suspicion he gets for the way he manages the roster.
|4 years 5 days ago||MLive trolling hard today.||
Burke gives reasonable answer to trolling question; it gets spun. This plus "Fragel, Michigan fan and - iirc - son of Michigan alumnus would have picked Michigan SIX YEARS AGO if Carr hadn't retired" just seem like something rather desperately not journalism.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Hail!||
I'm so pleased with how the women are playing this year. Not to sell short the talent on the roster, but they're definitely far outperforming preseason expectations! Go Blue!
|4 years 4 weeks ago||I call shenanigans on Niyo...||
...remembering that UK was Number 1 at the end of January. I'm betting he had to look it up, or at least sit and think about it for a while.
If it were a common recollection, why did I not hear anyone call Beilein on it until I read Brian's quote of Niyo's article?
Not that it matters. #1 now is nice, but only in that it feels good now. This team that I love still has hills to climb and goals to pursue.
|4 years 5 weeks ago||Zero google-stalking by anyone!||
This gets me, too. No skype. No google-stalking. Te'o didn't make arrangements to meet her? Ever? Did he send her cards? Flowers?
And no one else tried to find her either. Not Te'o's family. Not ND. Not a single media outlet fact-checked any of the story. It took four months for anyone to reveal that their was no obituary. No on attended or reported on her death or funeral despite the spotlight on Te'o. How is this possible?
|4 years 10 weeks ago||plus 1 for "portmanteau"||
The Michigan Difference!
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Family.||
I'm sorry for your loss, dlanny22, but so grateful for your story. I'm always proud to be part of the Michigan family, and I'm glad you have friends and comfort here.
Peace to you and yours.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Dangling modifier haiku||
So glad he stayed.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||Alumna, actually.||
(Not to be a pompous-assed U-M alumnus (GREAT Latin classes!), but this is Michigan. I'm pretty certain our friend NFG is a male, and the Buckeye he married is female.)
|4 years 19 weeks ago||Can we please...||
...stop posting ESPN's continuing verbal fellating of Meyer?
|4 years 19 weeks ago||THIS is Michigan.||
That is all.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||True, except that even 1 Kovacs would never get a chance...||
...in the Saban recruiting regime, else he'd probably be at 'Bama.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||It's really dusty in here.||
Thanks for sharing. Go, Brock, Go!