who fails upward better: Whitlock, Kiffin, or Brandon?
|3 days 21 hours ago||Not according to SI, at||
Not according to SI, at least...
|3 days 21 hours ago||Michigan 31 - Maryland||
Michigan 31 - Maryland 10
Michigan 34 - Northwestern 17
|4 days 1 hour ago||First time Bama's been an||
First time Bama's been an underdog since 2009. Have to take the points even if you don't love their team this year.
Have to agree with all 4 picks and rationale. I was actually looking at the exact same slate. Not much else of interest this weekend other than the Clemson - ND Pick 'em.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||My brother and I noticed this||
My brother and I noticed this during the game and we agreed it would be better if it were removed. If it is sponsored by the company actually providing the service, fine, but otherwise get it out of there - I do think it is a step in the wrong direction, even if a small / subtle one.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Logged in just to +1 this.||
Logged in just to +1 this. And would do so for any Spinal Tap reference.
*Hums "Big Bottoms" to self*
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Then Start Another Poll||
I have a feeling the "new" maize would win by more now that people have seen it on the field.
I, for one, think it is fantastic.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I like that we get to see the||
I like that we get to see the team sooner, but I think it is going to make Saturday sort of a bummer / letdown. Plus it lacks that familiarity of Saturday Tradition (TM) to mark the start of the season.
Ultimately how we all remember the Thursday start probably has more to do with the outcome of the game than anything else!
|4 weeks 3 days ago||No Desmond||
Its all about budget... they probably couldn't afford both him and Charles, so they took the guy they've already been working with.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||META / FYI||
Wilson videos are flipped relative to the commentary...
EDIT: Changed/updated upon refresh. Nice work.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||31-13 HARBAUGHH||
|6 weeks 17 min ago||Thank goodness this is fake.||
Thank goodness this is fake.
|6 weeks 12 hours ago||Absolutely - that's my point.||
Absolutely - that's my point. But not understanding the importance of "brand" ... seems slightly short sighted. We're on the same page here.
|6 weeks 12 hours ago||Feel free to explain further.||
Feel free to explain further. How much have you studied about "brands" to date?
I'd love to hear your defintion and understand how it differs from identity or reputation.
|6 weeks 12 hours ago||Agree 100% - the AD's idea of||
Agree 100% - the AD's idea of "brand" got mixed up with the what the university should stand for.
|6 weeks 14 hours ago||Let's be Honest||
I love Harbaugh, but without a "brand," a degree from Michigan or any other named institution would be worthless. That's why the school you choose matters - its reputation, or functionally, it's brand.
That said, with regard to Brandon shenanigans, he had a messed up interpretation of what might add to brand value and specifically how that pertained to our athletic department.
So while I like the sentiment of criticizing the bullshit that the last AD rained down upon us, I am absolutely 100% inarguably a massive fan of the University of Michigan BRAND. Any alumnus who argues otherwise has something twisted.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Strictly Black Except in Rare Circumstances||
Usually I go with Dunkin Donuts (brewed at home).
Also, in certain spots in the midwest (I know near Cincinnati for sure), White Castle actually sells coffee by the pound and the producer is actually a brand called Wallingford. Some of the best out there - you might be able to pick it up at your local Meijer...
|7 weeks 1 day ago||The brats go wherever I go.||
The brats go wherever I go. They've been in random spots around Ann Arbor, Madison, Minneapolis, LA (among others) and Chicago these days...
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Boom||
Brats boiled in beer with onions & garlic, topped with a mix of onions and red/yellow bell peppers cooked down until fully caramelized. Finish the brats by searing them on a grill or in a hot sautee pan before serving and serve on a well-buttered, toasted bun.
Nothing says gameday quite like it.
Oh, and more beer for drinking.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Whoops||
Losing his job is going to cost him a lot more than $600.
Smart move, buddy.
|8 weeks 22 hours ago||Thank You||
This whole thread is just making my day better. Much appreciated.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Watched the whole thing||
Not even embarrassed.
Good for Rich. Seems like has a good thing going for himself down there though if he stuck with WVA, who knows what he could have done.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Toss-Up||
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Well... Never mind.||
Well... Never mind.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Seriously. Not a great start.||
Seriously. Not a great start.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Why is no one there?||
Why is no one there?
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Yup. That was the secret of||
Yup. That was the secret of the PS4 launch.
They introduced their own Xbox Live but no one was paying attention because of the price difference with XB1 and concern about DRM.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Love the Entry Cadence and Varsity...||
But a special shout out to the drumline for their cadence, the walk to the stadium from Revelli and the step show in general. If you haven't been... go.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||With the guy who had the same||
With the guy who had the same injury but didn't die, they 100% telegraphed that the shotgun wounds wouldnt be fateful no matter how it looked in the episode. I was 0% surprised when he survived, but I didn't mind either because I guessed it pretty quickly.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Let's be honest||
Man that pinky finger is hard to look at.
Thanks for posting - pretty solid bit of programming.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Pretty sure that's why he||
Pretty sure that's why he asterisked "Wolverine" and made a sub-note at the bottom...
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Is it a Cardinal or a...||
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Sheffield's||
Have to say that the brisket at Sheffield's is pretty top-notch. Agree that it probably isn't in the same league as mosf of the texas BBQ, but they do a nice job there, the prices aren't too bad, there's plenty of good beer and they have a nice little patio area.
Their other food / BBQ is pretty good as well. Make sure you give the Carolina sauce a shot - sometimes you have to ask for it specifically.
Check it out if you're in Chicago and you haven't been.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Ha, I doubt it. But I||
Ha, I doubt it.
But I wouldn't be surprised if the recipes for the bottled sauce vs. what you get at the restaurant are different in the near future...
|15 weeks 3 days ago||BOOM||
Headed to Ann Arbor for a buddy's bachelor weekend for the first time in a year.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Kerry Coombs is the worst.||
Kerry Coombs is the worst. Just ask anyone who lived in Cincinnati who wasn't a Colerain die-hard when he was coaching there.
The worst. It was such an OSU move to hire that ass.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||HOW is this WD not hired at||
HOW is WD not hired at this point?
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Interesting||
Regardless of occasion, camp or otherwise, I don't think I can recall seeing a coach wear the gear of a competitive apparel sponsor. Something generic... maybe.
This might be some type of negotiation ploy given what Hackett's been saying about his expectations for the next deal.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Headed to Vancouver for the||
Headed to Vancouver for the first time for a buddy's bachelor weekend. En route right now.
Any recommendations / suggestions while there?
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Personally Prefer Michigan||
Personally, prefer Michigan, but the example in the OP is awful. Obviously needs to be centered and in our font. Has a classic look to it.
I do agree that if the Block M weren't raised, it would be much better.
This does seem like an interesting topic for an actual poll vs. 100 one to two word responses.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||2PC Attempt||
Harbaugh / Stanford went for 2 up 48-21 late in the game. The try failed, and they ended up winning 55-21.
Much Bo. Yes, please.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||MONEY QUOTE||
"I mean, who else but Jim Harbaugh can make the postgame handshake must-see TV?"
|20 weeks 1 day ago||In LA||
I was at a bar called South in LA, which has unfortunately since closed. It was definitely the best Michigan bar in town and there were several hundred people in there just going crazy with the comeback. Probably as with most places, it was more disbelief than anything as once we were down big most people had just transitioned over to drinking heavily...
Almost felt sorry for the Kansas fans at the bar... but then again why were they there?
|21 weeks 1 day ago||They should know better...||
They should know better... check the official school logo guidelines. Guessing they just dug into their 90's files to print this up?
Also, the use of "those who stay.." doesn't really make sense in the context of wooing us to switch apparel providers.
Personally, I want a Nike deal, but this is not a good start for them.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Me too... Had to find the||
Had to find the track and rip it specifically to make it iPhone friendly but I've been using it basically since the ad came out.
Great minds think alike.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||...||
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Timing||
The timing would seem to make sense about now with the closing of the academic year.
If true, best of luck. Hopefully he lands on his feet somewhere.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Doubly Terrible||
The season was pushed back a week due to 9/11 so this game was the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
Out-of-state students obviously had no way of knowing this would be the case before showing up on campus that fall, and a good 30-40% of the student section was filled with Buckeye fans. The Gonzales safety at the end of the first half made it clear that it just wasn't our day.
Man I wish they would move The Game to a week that is friendly to all students. Obviously not as big of a deal for OSU. To me, not being able to easily attend the biggest home game of your collegiate life is disenfranchising for people who attend Michigan from afar and want to spend Thanksgiving with their families. (A 2-day trip is nonsensical for a lot of people.) At this point, I think the solution is to push it back another week after Thanksgiving.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||I Like It||
Don't love the Jordan aspect, but otherwise, good stuff. Get people wearing the right gear for your campus.
Of course Georgetown is going to pull people from all over the country / world with different sports & school allegiances, but college is the time to cement the team you're going to support for the rest of your life.
Not that a shirt will change things much, but might as well give it a shot...
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Bummer||
But good luck!
Hopefully the talent on next year's team will send Red out with more of a bang than a whimper.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Update...||
There's a link (below) from their programming schedule that says it should be on WatchESPN, but when you click the link it just takes you to the Watch ESPN home page... which doesn't have the game available right now. Fail.
EDIT: It is up now on Watch ESPN - sorry for the alarm.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Is there a Stream?||
I can't find the game on Watch ESPN for some reason. Is there something I'm missing / some reason they're not broadcasting online?
|32 weeks 6 days ago||Sort of unreal that people||
Sort of unreal that people are so hesitant - frightened even - to post anything, including high quality content, on the MGoBoard for fear of negative community feedback. That should change...
|38 weeks 5 days ago||I just want Jim's jacket.||
I just want Jim's jacket. Same one he was wearing this weekend in Pittsburgh before swapping to the Baltimore coat.
|38 weeks 5 days ago||Nope||
Originally, as far as I can remember, people actually didn't say anything and it was just a tomahawk chop.
Then, folks started to push for "the claw" which always seemed to have a mixed response. Personally, I always advocated the hammer (a fist) as in the defense putting the hammer down on the opposing offense, but that obviously didn't ever pick up.
Then folks started yelling "You Suck" at the end (Yost is a decent bet though most of those cheers end in "You just suck..." which is the culmination of generally more creative cheers there so I'm okay with it. Anyhow, that evolved to the weird singing of "You Suck" which should just go away. Yelling "you suck" on its own just isn't creative and we can do better, in my opinion.
|38 weeks 5 days ago||I guess most recently, it was||
I guess most recently, it was actually Craig Barker, but MVictors RT'd and I'm pretty sure has had something to say about this topic in the past - here's a link to the uniform timeline which highlights what's being discussed:
|38 weeks 5 days ago||Seconded. I chuckled every||
Seconded. I chuckled every time.
|38 weeks 5 days ago||META: Hot Take (Request for Official Survey)||
Obviously there's a ton of passion related to this topic amongst folks on the board (and likely even among lurkers). Literally thousands of opinions.
My suggesion is this: given that we're in the offseason (despite basketball, hockey, recruiting, etc. things will still be relatively slow - and there's still plenty of time to impact the upcoming season) and have a potentially receptive Athletic Dept / head coach, I think Brian & co. could / should organize a formal survey on this topic to somewhat seriously see what the most passionate fans really want.
If it were curated properly and answers like (too expen$ive!!!) were not the focus, I think there could be some solid insight around what types of things are truly missed by fans - and at the minimum someone in the AD would take notice of the existence of the data set.
My personal hot takes:
|38 weeks 5 days ago||They didn't hurt... just gave||
They didn't hurt... just gave them a little weight to make it more likely they'd make it to the field from further back.
I assume that's what the freezing reference was too, but not familiar with that one.
|38 weeks 6 days ago||Hmm. Interesting.||
Sounds good to me.
|39 weeks 11 hours ago||Good job. Good effort. FYI.||
Good job. Good effort.
|39 weeks 11 hours ago||Nice work as usual. Glad that||
Nice work as usual.
|39 weeks 1 day ago||Yes, this!||
|39 weeks 1 day ago||I would be supportive... But||
I would be supportive...
But only if they're used in an EXTREMELY limited capacity. I think some schools have regular stickers and "special" ones - like Georgia has a large number of white bones, but then they award black ones for superior efforts.
If they were awarded very few and far between only for great plays (and were relatively smaller - I actually thing Georgia does a good job with theirs), I'd be in favor.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||Awesome as ever!||
Thanks for putting this together.
My only tweak would be to dump Harbaugh's hand as it looks a little wonky, but otherwise excellent!
|39 weeks 4 days ago||You Killed Buttercup!||
You Killed Buttercup!
|39 weeks 4 days ago||Apparenty can't upvote over||
Apparenty can't upvote over here... but I hadn't even thought of this and it would be a great idea for Iowa - especially in light of coaching transitions at Wisconsin and Nebraska the next few years. They should absolutely do this. Too bad they're Iowa, so they won't...
|39 weeks 6 days ago||Late to the game on this||
Late to the game on this particular thread... but the hockey open thread was a fun one to be a part of for once. Go Blue and lets keep things going tomorrow with bball vs the Illini
|39 weeks 6 days ago||Boom!||
Nice win boys.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||Whistle was definitely late.||
Whistle was definitely late.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||That's a goal. Come on.||
That's a goal. Come on.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||Thought Sinelli had it there.||
Thought Sinelli had it there. Let's get #3 on the PP!
|39 weeks 6 days ago||...||
So many chances to make it 3-1. Let's put it away boys!
|39 weeks 6 days ago||Wow||
That Hyman goal was just dirty.
Really seems like this team might be turning the corner, even with some great players at wold juniors. Or else I'm just Harbaughing them to goodness... I'll stick with the former.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||Fully Merited||
Not as bad as Raiola, but he knew he was about to step on him and lifted his whole weight back onto Rodgers' leg. Cumong man. Be smarter.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||Anyone else feeling a superb||
Anyone else feeling a superb sense of relief (is that happiness??) after the general craziness of the last month?
Time to exhale.
|40 weeks 22 hours ago||Let it ride! Just thought||
Let it ride!
Just thought I'd point it out since there's plenty of fun / positive MGoFeedback in the other thread too.
|40 weeks 22 hours ago||http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/a|
|40 weeks 1 day ago||He said Tuesday because he||
He said Tuesday because he has Wednesdays off.... Depending on timing of the official announcement I'm thinking this Tuesday would be appropriate.
|40 weeks 1 day ago||That picture though. It will haunt all of our dreams.||
That picture though. It will haunt all of our dreams.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||RIP Andy||
Thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
|51 weeks 6 days ago||I got to 1000 and shared with||
I got to 1000 and shared with many friends.
No joke, during the game one of my buddies texted me from the stadium and said "Does Hoke do anything other than stand there and clap?"
|1 year 4 days ago||Petition - Sign It if you Have a Uniqname|
|1 year 4 days ago||Main Page||
This (or at least the link) should be posted to the main page for everyone to see...
|1 year 4 weeks ago||If you think it was just||
If you think it was just "cheating on some test" ... I've got some snake oil to sell you.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Approve||
As long as it isn't a lemon party...
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Meh||
It is entertaining specifically because it is asinine. Isn't that among the smarter forms of humor?
I'm not worried about whether it is the same guy... I just think it is fun to bring ridiculous predictions and some light-heartedness to the pre-season / pre-game conversation.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||The Knowledge||
Always my favorite posts of the year. Dating back to haloscan. Wish there were a way for this to be a regular feature.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Live in Santa Monica||
Arrived on Saturday. Good luck.
I know the guys are really trying - hopefully the delivery system / timing will improve next year.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Absolutely||
Great game for him, and excellent to see him stepping it up after some struggles earlier in the year. We need him to keep it up to make a run this year.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||'preciate ya.||
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Wrong thread||
Nothing to see here.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||I like turtles.||
I like turtles.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||That's why you should buy the||
That's why you should buy the digital edition...
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Ryse||
You have got to be kdding about that.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||"No Ads"||
That's just because unlke Microsoft, they just don't tell you that the placemens you're seeing have been paid for.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Have Both - Recommend XB1||
I work in the industry, and throughout the whole console marketing cycle, I was sure that PS4 would end up being the way to go. However, after having played / worked quite a bit with both, I have to recommend the Xbox One.
As mentioned above, there are a lot of extraneous factors that can shift you one way or the other. For example, if you're looking forward to certain platform exclusive games, or the majority of your friends play on a particular system, those are perfectly valid reasons for picking one over the other.
The PS4 is basically PS3^1 in my opinion. The graphic fidelity is great, developers are having an easier time making games that play well on it, and the interface is pretty much you're used to from Sony. However, aside from the track pad and some other minor controller modifications (that still don't make it as good as an Xbox controller - though the XB1 controller needs some tweaks as well), there really isn't much difference. I always defaulted to my PS3 at home because it could play Blu Rays, but now the PS4 doesn't have that advantage over MSFT.
One thing that isn't getting much attention is that the PS4 no longer has free online play. They slipped the PS Plus announcement in during their E3 announcements and it largely went unnoticed. In my opinion, it will not be as good as Xbox Live Gold and I'll probably cancel my subscription or even end up bricking / gifting the console once the free subscription I have expires.
On the other hand, while initially I was skeptical of the Kinect features - specifically, the voice recognition - it really works well. I still have the remote around for random odds and ends, but running your TV through the Xbox and changing channels via voice control is pretty slick. And it will only get better as they work through deals with cable providers. Having all of your entertainment on one system is pretty cool. The only downside to that is that most peoples' living room TVs aren't ideal for gaming... but I digress.
Microsoft has a long way to go to improve some funcitonality, but my bet is that they're listening to the feedback and hard at work to make it better. Not that Sony isn't working hard on the same front, but given the two systems' current functionality paired with long term potential, I have to recommend XB1.
For folks wondering about backwards compatibility on either platform... don't hold your breath.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Thank You.||
For every jerk, there are a thousand thankful fans, even if less outspoken.
Keep doing what you're doing and go blue.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||God I needed that.||
God I needed that.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||5 years, 2 weeks||
Strangely, I remember the exact day I signed up.
There was a certain beauty to Haloscan... I feel like it should be brought back from time to time just for posterity's sake, although the site is probably too big to handle it at this point. At least live blogs are sort of a proxy for those days.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Bring back the banner design||
Bring back the banner design contest!! One of the more fun off-season events I can remember around here...
|2 years 37 weeks ago||bouje!||
Those were some epic threads / meltdowns. He's probably the guy I felt the worst about melting down over the years.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||Hate I break it to you but||
Hate I break it to you but there is a cap on out of state admits that is hit every year. In-state and out-of-state applicants don't really compete against one another and it is far more difficult to earn acceptance from out of state.
|3 years 6 days ago||Great analysis...||
as usual. I vote this to be front-paged. Timing is perfect with the bye week and heading into B1G play.
|3 years 1 week ago||Just checked Sportsbook...||
Line is back to +6. The movement this week has been interesting to monitor.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Nothing much, really.||
Just a standard post-foul scuffle, and the camera happened to capture CD at the exact right moment.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Watched this on DVR about 10||
Watched this on DVR about 10 times after seeing it live. First words out of my mouth to the buddy I was watching with: "that needs to be gif'd."
Bravo, internet. And Clint Dempsey.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Janoris Jenkins...||
Prime example, still ended up getting picked in Round 2.
Interesting Wikipedia fact - somebody must be a hater: at the time of the NFL combine, had 4 children by 3 different women.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||Being in Minneapolis||
I do have a slight bias towards seeing us get the 1-seed at the XCel Center, but I do hate that it would likely entail a 2nd round matchup with the Gophers.
For those who thought Duluth had a home crowd advantage at last year's final (basis my seats / angle, I'd estimate 85-90% of fans behind them), you'll know that we do not want to face ANY MN team in a one-game playoff in this state.
Lame as it may be, I guess I'd prefer a boring couple of games with no significant home ice advantage in Green Bay followed by a couple more "boring" no-home-ice games in Tampa... and I'd hope to be at all of them, myself.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||At least...||
I was just listening on the radio stream rather than actually watching. Easier to be detached from a frustrating night of hockey. Unfortunately, as Brian has pointed out, that's the way this team is this year. Let's just hope they find that fire again down the stretch...
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Formatting Changes Affecting the knowledge's style...||
And the "new" mgoformatting is a real drag on THE_KNOWLEDGE's approach to posting. The default 1.5 spacing after an enter really changes the dynamic that used to be presented by the period-filled spaces.
Anyone else remember when using the spacebar after hitting enter, then hitting enter again was the only way to have a gap between paragraphs?
Undoubtedly the current system is far superior to the older 99.9% of the time, but I believe that THE_KNOWLEDGE should have access to the old formatting system.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Who Will Soar?||
Who will CO-SOAR WITH THE KNOWLEDGE??
Will not be revealed
Until JANUARY 12, 2013
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Too bad.||
I've been enjoying not having it around and was hoping the season wouldn't happen. More college BB coverage as well as other more compelling sports where the athletes actually seem to care about the game at hand.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||#beatohio||
|3 years 44 weeks ago||777||
|3 years 45 weeks ago||LOLWUT||
Ohio is the only team anyone in their right mind would consider our biggest rival.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Good Luck||
I'll always be hoping he finds success at Arizona. Would have been great if he'd succeeded more quickly here, but best of luck to him at AZ.
Glad it isn't a usual opponent for us, because I know he'll be successful again, though I guess baggage in the Big East and Big 10 country would have probably been too much for a team to gamble on him (and still be worth the career risk to him given program quality) in those parts of the country.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||Having him on the field this||
Having him on the field this weekend or any other would have been such a disaster - protestors, supporters conflicting, etc, etc. Would not have been an okay situation.
JoePa - thanks for your contributions to college football & for the good things in communities that you've done that will now likely go unremembered. I wish you had exercised better judgment and avoided this fate.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||Summit||
Fall variety pack... getting it done with a few different options at hand.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||Amazing. +1 to that guy.||
Amazing. +1 to that guy.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||785||
|3 years 49 weeks ago||Is it just me or is that site||
Is it just me or is that site way worse than the (admittedly rudimentary) old directory.umich.edu site? I'm sure they're working through kinks / upgrades and it will improve, but right now, ugh.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||Have been trying just about||
Have been trying just about anything to cheer up a bit. This helps.
|4 years 1 week ago||This is a Big Deal||
Love picking up a 5* defenseman, and it is especially sweet to do it at Notre Dame's expense.
Hopefully he stays on the college track and we see him at Yost next fall!
|4 years 1 week ago||Real Schedule Next Year||
Bama at a neutral site + ND away (not to mention Nebraska & OSU) = taking a bit of a sleeper on other non-conference games. It is what it is and it hurts for season ticket holders, but if we booked another big-time opponent, we could be staring at an ugly year 2 for Hoke that has more to do with scheduling than the quality of the team we field.
9-game conference schedules can't come quickly enough to readjust this home/away balance situation...
|4 years 1 week ago||Any post that inspires any||
Any post that inspires any kind of response from JimLahey gets my approval.
|4 years 1 week ago||I propose widening the||
I propose widening the content width (or at least the option to do so for those who choose?). Though I do agree that spillovers are annoying, especially when I want to look at the message board / links sidebar and have to navigate to another page.
Feel like I have a lot of wasted space outside even the sidebars relative to most sites...
|4 years 1 week ago||Special Import.... What||
What a beverage.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||733||
|4 years 3 weeks ago||Bell's Amber||
|4 years 3 weeks ago||Schofield-derp||
I was clearly a little mixed up in my analysis there... thanks for adding to the clarification.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||Thanks||
Thanks for clarification. My interpretation was obviously a bit jumbled there, so I derp'd on the Schofield comparison (just have him as a tackle in my mind despite the formation notation & reality of the game ahead of UFR).
Seems like the real driver will be direction of play calls, which should rightly inflate the scores of the stronger members of the line.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||OL +/- Between Positions||
New(ish?) rating system seems to favor OTs over OG / C, no? Is there anything that could equilibrate? Or were Western's DTs that much better than DEs/LBs the OTs were dealing with?
Know that Molk has had some more positive days for his reach blocking abilities in the past, but if that isn't a part of the system any longer, it seems like it will be tough for interior O-linemen to grab high scores. They also might be more prone to taking negatives given the nature of their positions & potentially increased complexity of interior DL/LB interaction?
I'm probably reading too much into too little, but maybe we could figure out a way to equilibrate expectations in terms of magnitude of scores for different OL positions like is typically noted between some of the defensive spots. Could it be that a +2 is as good a day for an interior lineman as a +6/7 is for an OT? Just throwing it out there. (Or maybe I missed the explanation, and if so, my apologies.)
DISCLAIMER: I do not mean to imply in any way that I am unimpressed with the awesomeness of Lewan's donkey-stomping abilities, just not sure that Schofield merited that much higher of a score than the interior guys.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||Here they are:|
|4 years 6 weeks ago||Best of Luck||
You'll certainly be missed.. though we all know you'll still be lurking if not actively present (or at least I'll try to convince myself of that!).
Congrats on the move!
|4 years 6 weeks ago||Welcome to The Show||
Should be a fun ride and it is great to know that Brian has brought in the best available crew to keep things going strong.
My main thought: you've got yourself an amazing gig- enjoy yourself!
|4 years 6 weeks ago||Request Seconded||
Then we can all get our proper MGoStalk on, which should be perfectly natural for "weird older guy" to deal with - right?
Seriously though, welcome!!
Also, one sentence paragraphs beginning with conjunctions FTW.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||Cumbersome, Difficult to Host, etc..||
but really made for some good old fashioned MGoSwagger to have "our" blog hosting the thing... I'll miss the updates here, even though I'll obviously still read it religiously at SBN.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||Sounded Great...||
Until that last bit.
No ads in the Big House - excellent.
Fix mgoblue.com - yes please.
Make in-game experiences more like semi-pro hockey games - huh??? How about the games speak for themselves as entertainment? Thats why I buy my tickets amirite???
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Fitz||
Just because I have a dream of him living up to all that hype. Do it, Fitz!
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Surprisingly Good Combo...||
Bourbon (Beam) + Iced Tea.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Rankings Meh||
Recruiting a FB is a bit of a crapshoot from a rankings perspective - if the coaches believe in the kid, I don't really care about how the recruiting sites view him.
Of course, if a school like Michigan is willing to offer a guy a scholarship at FB, he must be a reasonably good prospect, so it makes sense that the sites re-evaluate, but it is tough for me to get excited one way or another.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Wedding Derp...||
I forwarded yesterday's EDSBS article to the gf to help her understand why that option is 100% off the table, not just for me, but on behalf of my friends!
|4 years 9 weeks ago||We can all quibble over what to call it...||
which is why we just call it Michigan, and call it a day. End of story.
If "this is Michigan" wasn't used in recruiting and positioning the program, something would be wrong. Not to pour salt on a wound, but it sounds a lot better than "our helmet's got wings."
This. Is. Michigan.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Also...||
God love this blog for drawing a guy like Lahey out of the woodwork to help us all understand these things 1000x better than any of us (okay maybe most) would have ever otherwise done.
All hail mgoblog.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Fair Story||
I just think the timing is the biggest issue in this case, especially if the "ordered new pads w this in mind months ago and only told the coaches today" story is correct.
Guess if you're that good, reputation doesn't matter all too much, but that is the item that really gets to me.
Thanks, as always, for the real-life perspective Lahey.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||FUUU||
Wonder if there is any sort of backup plan?
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Pure Win||
As a current resident of Minneapolis, former part-time resident of Madison (both Onion cities), and once student in Ann Arbor longing for satire beyond the Every Three Weekly... this is a great proposition for all involved! Everyone pick up your Onion every week!
Also, as pertains to The Onion, this site is mandatory material: http://literallyunbelievable.org/
|4 years 11 weeks ago||YES||
Same issue. Don't know WTF us up but thought it might be my system.
Maybe something that will be updated / fixed? As of right now it borderline ruins the game.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Has anyone done a similar update for PS3?||
I hadn't bought the game in a few years and just downloaded one of the generic roster files (gamingtailgate, I belive), but it obviously didn't have the UM upgrades.
Tried to do a few myself, but didn't have the patience because that feature of the game seems really choppy for some reason. Maybe my system is getting old or something. Anyhow, any updated Michigan rosters for PS3 would be appreciated!
|4 years 11 weeks ago||PBR during the day||
Beam & Water after dark.
... and anything else that'll help keep cool.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||My only issue...||
Used to be able to justify the 2 dvd plan pretty easily given value relative to renting movies / theater / alternatives. Now, since I don't use it that month, another 50% premium doesn't seem merited, nor does DVD-only or online-only appeal to my needs.
Tempted to drop it for a while just to see if/how it matters. Seems too easy to cling to something like Netflix when you probably wouldn't even realize if it was gone and now would save $200-$300/yr.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Hope you are better connected than I...||
but it sure is pretty darn similar to what rivals is reporting...
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Beaver||
What a shit. Everyone cancel your Scout subs. Just embarrassed that their "premium" info is getting scooped by TVH, Brian, Paul & co well before they even have such info.
Trolls gonna Troll.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Surprisingly||
I'm much more excited for practice to start this year than in just about any I can remember. Seems like a lot of guys have a great opportunity to prove themselves (more than in a normal year), and the staff can also continue to show how it is adapting to close the gap between scheme & talent available.
One thing is for sure... it will be interesting to watch it all unfold!
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Hope for the Best for D Mo||
Seems like he'll get some developmental time, and hopefully he'll improve enough to stick and carve out a career for himself. I'm not an NBA fan at all, but this will increase my level of attention to the league (if only a tiny bit).
|4 years 16 weeks ago||Every Time||
Every time The Knowledge posts, it makes my day better.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||ESPN Article||
Reads like an obituary...
|4 years 17 weeks ago||High Life||
Getting it done the easy way tonight.
|4 years 18 weeks ago||No, Seriously...||
I popped and enjoyed some popcorn while reading the article.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||if you're wrong, though...||
then you're just a guy on the internet making predictions, like the rest of us.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||Wow.||
But is it anything new or just coverage of the fact that there have been a lot of scandals this offseason...
One thing is for sure - THAT kind of press is not going to do them any favors in recruiting.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||I'm intrigued||
Grew up nowhere near hockey country before heading to Michigan, and have lived in Minnesota for a while now, but have no idea what these kids go through. Looking forward to more!
|4 years 20 weeks ago||Strong||
Strong, strong, strong effort.
Now we just need someone to put it to the theme song and get a video going...
|4 years 20 weeks ago||Sad news||
Watched him play for the Wild during his time in Minnesota.
The fans loved him, and he was a really good guy in the community.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Was manny his advisor?||
Well, a least it worked out better for Manny this year than expected, so maybe it will for dmo as well...
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Derp||
|4 years 23 weeks ago||Custom Setting||
Can I set it to un-collapse comments that have been neg-bombed and might be worth reading (bombing) - maybe ones more than -5 or -10?
Collapsing prescient one word posts like "nice" would also be a good option...
|4 years 23 weeks ago||best news of the day.||
expect all local media to pick up the story.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||hahahaha||
was trying to place him.
Then I just thought of Banks and searched him only to find this AMAZING Mighty Ducks-related blog post: http://lowdownblog.com/2010/09/30/casting-the-mighty-ducks-with-nhl-stars/
And the UM connection comes full circle... HERE:
|4 years 24 weeks ago||I'm Optimistic||
... about the next few incoming classes. I really feel like some guys will step it up and we'll figure out a way to get it done. Red somehow always gets them to play. Adding a true star to the mix would obviously be a plus, though, of course.
The only reason I'd be worried about the tournament streak coming to an end in the somewhat near future would be if MN and WI (and MSU, though less likely at this point) come back to dominance while we schedule tough OOC games and don't perform well in that part of the schedule.
My main question is whether Pearson is the unofficial "coach in waiting" or if his (fully warranted) dabbling with Tech signals that there might be something else in the cards for when Red steps down. Will be interesting to see...
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Significant loss of Mgopoints||
Makes pz a dull boy.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||+10000000||
What. A. Picture.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||So in Reference..||
to your post the other day, if i say "Dark Blue enjoys peeing in butts" ... that could be taken the wrong way... I'd reco moving away from that meme for at least a little while!
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Looks like||
you missed my edit before replying.
Check above, along with XCel seating chart link.
I'd imagine that demand will be substantially higher for seats near there such that prices will be a lot higher, but who knows.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||I'll be back...||
Section 122 - tough to hear the band (they are behind / above), and not with the rest of the Michigan fans, but being in the middle of a sea of opposing fans can be fun too!
Michigan fans are in 118/119, I believe for the most part, with the band up in 226.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||"Racist Mascot"||
Did happen at one point early in the game.
Drew some of the few smirks from the NoDak fans sitting near me for the game (I wasn't with the students) - aside from a couple of guys who got unnecessarily defensive.
[One of those guys also delivered a death threat to me for cheering for Michigan and openly questioned early in the game whether Michigan knew how to play hockey - to me, though, this was the exception for their fans, since most seemed pretty reasonable.]
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Whoa. Does not compute.||
Does not compute.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||WINNING||
Should be submitted to MichiganZone or WLA for expansion into a full-on post.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Best News Ever||
Last year, I spearheaded a group of guys at the office bidding on a charity auction to have a few higher-ups take us out to a sarcastically titled "sales-style lunch" to drink beer and watch BBall on the first Friday of the tourney.
Forgot about it until a couple of weeks ago, and couldn't have worked out better.
I'll be arriving at the bar just in time for our game to eat and drink on the execs' tab (and feel good about it because my contribution went to charity - and is long forgotten by my bank account!).
Can't wait... GO BLUE!
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Disrespect||
This team outperformed expectations (albeit in a different way than was expected), and it is too bad to only win the awards that are essentially undeniable.
Also wish these guys would get a little more respect from our Michigan fan base!
This has been a strangely really good season, and I hope these guys can piece together a nice tourney run (not least of which because I'm in Minneapolis and would love to see them in the F4!).
|4 years 28 weeks ago||If Gee were bold enough do||
If Gee were bold enough do disagree... or ... GASP ... make the punishment more severe (!!!!!), I guess we would find out.
Doubt it. Gee should be hiding in a cave and wishing he were back at Vandy after his previous comments.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Coaching "Suspensions"||
Should mean that he can't recruit or spend any time with the team or anyone associated with the team until he returns...
Until that's the case, the fact that he's not on the field with them for 3 hours of the week (and who knows, maybe he'll be calling in to talk to the coordinators) means that a suspension is MEANINGLESS.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Win||
All hail the knowledge.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||More Ad Viewers... BUT||
Less leverage with cable operators to secure a high price / maximal distribution.
The economics are pretty complex in terms of how different types of audiences are valued & what a station is bringing to the table - and cable operators are powerful. If it were a regional-only access issue, they'd have to have a complex Zip Code / IP identification system like the MLB does for its mlb.tv subscriptions (a great service by the way for out of market MLB fans) - but man, does that suck when you're actually IN the home market and don't have the channel playing your games on cable.
I have a feeling that in a few years, there will be a pretty massive shakeup to the model and we'll look back and wonder what we were thinking, but for today, there are economic reasons for not streaming every game.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||DU||
Seems like the biggest issue here to me. We really need them to win tonight since they got the win last night. I find it ironic that their winning tonight will actually probably put them ahead of us in RPI, but shoot themselves in the foot on TUC.
Would be nice to get the Merrimack comparison back if Maine wins and flips the TUC comparison back, but it seems to me that we just need to keep DU at bay.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Nice start to Tournament Play||
Do it again tomorrow, boys!
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Hope He Sticks||
Islanders or otherwise, would be great to see Al make some noise in the NHL. Tough that he was stuck in the minors for so long, but hopefully good development opportunity for him and he's back now for good...
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Believe that's the definition of||
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Moffatt!||
Let's keep this momentum going into tomorrow night... Nice going by the boys, though the 3rd period was a little quiet between those two goals.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||another awesome radio quote..||
"once you get in this building, you just don't want to leave"
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Yeah||
At least chilled? I hope?
Although I guess I know some folks who would take something similar straight to a dixie cup, but... just not my thing.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||If true||
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Giving One Up||
Not the end of the world. At least we picked up the first 4...
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Sparks!||
GREAT start to the 3rd period!!
|4 years 29 weeks ago||3-0||
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Bi-Winning||
Winning over here, over there... now what?
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Best?||
Up for debate, but I'll give you credit that it is definitely up there.
God bless small batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Its only in Michigan||
(On Comcast, I'd assume)
Think it must be channel 900 because its sometimes referred to as Comcast 900, but can't confirm.
Back in undergrad it used to sometimes be on one of the really low channels handled almost like a local access channel around the local news channels.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Gotta love the radio call||
"well... they're calling it a slash... I have NO IDEA what they were looking at"
"you can't always rely on the officials having a good game, right?"
"you just don't want to have a lead because you know you're going into the box"
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Yeah||
I was a bit confused too - thought I must have zoned out or something.