things go poorly
|1 week 6 days 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.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Approve||
As long as it isn't a lemon party...
|2 weeks 6 days 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.
|3 weeks 7 hours 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.
|4 weeks 3 days 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.
|33 weeks 4 days 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.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||'preciate ya.||
|35 weeks 6 days ago||Wrong thread||
Nothing to see here.
|40 weeks 4 days ago||I like turtles.||
I like turtles.
|40 weeks 6 days ago||That's why you should buy the||
That's why you should buy the digital edition...
|40 weeks 6 days ago||Ryse||
You have got to be kdding about that.
|40 weeks 6 days 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.
|40 weeks 6 days 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.
|41 weeks 3 days 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.
|48 weeks 4 days ago||God I needed that.||
God I needed that.
|1 year 9 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.
|1 year 21 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...
|1 year 35 weeks ago||bouje!||
Those were some epic threads / meltdowns. He's probably the guy I felt the worst about melting down over the years.
|1 year 39 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.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||Great analysis...||
as usual. I vote this to be front-paged. Timing is perfect with the bye week and heading into B1G play.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Just checked Sportsbook...||
Line is back to +6. The movement this week has been interesting to monitor.
|2 years 4 days ago||Nothing much, really.||
Just a standard post-foul scuffle, and the camera happened to capture CD at the exact right moment.
|2 years 6 days 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.
|2 years 20 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.
|2 years 28 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.
|2 years 29 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...
|2 years 38 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.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Who Will Soar?||
Who will CO-SOAR WITH THE KNOWLEDGE??
Will not be revealed
Until JANUARY 12, 2013
|2 years 42 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.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||#beatohio||
|2 years 42 weeks ago||777||
|2 years 43 weeks ago||LOLWUT||
Ohio is the only team anyone in their right mind would consider our biggest rival.
|2 years 43 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.
|2 years 44 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.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Summit||
Fall variety pack... getting it done with a few different options at hand.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Amazing. +1 to that guy.||
Amazing. +1 to that guy.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||785||
|2 years 46 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.
|2 years 48 weeks ago||Have been trying just about||
Have been trying just about anything to cheer up a bit. This helps.
|2 years 51 weeks 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!
|2 years 51 weeks 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...
|2 years 51 weeks ago||Any post that inspires any||
Any post that inspires any kind of response from JimLahey gets my approval.
|2 years 51 weeks 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...
|2 years 51 weeks ago||Special Import.... What||
What a beverage.
|3 years 1 week ago||733||
|3 years 1 week ago||Bell's Amber||
|3 years 1 week ago||Schofield-derp||
I was clearly a little mixed up in my analysis there... thanks for adding to the clarification.
|3 years 1 week 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.
|3 years 1 week 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.
|3 years 1 week ago||Here they are:|
|3 years 3 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!
|3 years 3 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!
|3 years 3 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.
|3 years 3 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.
|3 years 4 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???
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Fitz||
Just because I have a dream of him living up to all that hype. Do it, Fitz!
|3 years 6 weeks ago||Surprisingly Good Combo...||
Bourbon (Beam) + Iced Tea.
|3 years 6 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.
|3 years 6 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!
|3 years 6 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.
|3 years 7 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.
|3 years 7 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.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||FUUU||
Wonder if there is any sort of backup plan?
|3 years 7 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/
|3 years 9 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.
|3 years 9 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!
|3 years 9 weeks ago||PBR during the day||
Beam & Water after dark.
... and anything else that'll help keep cool.
|3 years 9 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.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Hope you are better connected than I...||
but it sure is pretty darn similar to what rivals is reporting...
|3 years 12 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.
|3 years 12 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!
|3 years 12 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).
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Every Time||
Every time The Knowledge posts, it makes my day better.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||ESPN Article||
Reads like an obituary...
|3 years 15 weeks ago||High Life||
Getting it done the easy way tonight.
|3 years 15 weeks ago||No, Seriously...||
I popped and enjoyed some popcorn while reading the article.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||if you're wrong, though...||
then you're just a guy on the internet making predictions, like the rest of us.
|3 years 17 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.
|3 years 18 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!
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Strong||
Strong, strong, strong effort.
Now we just need someone to put it to the theme song and get a video going...
|3 years 18 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.
|3 years 19 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...
|3 years 19 weeks ago||Derp||
|3 years 20 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...
|3 years 20 weeks ago||best news of the day.||
expect all local media to pick up the story.
|3 years 21 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:
|3 years 21 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...
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Significant loss of Mgopoints||
Makes pz a dull boy.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||+10000000||
What. A. Picture.
|3 years 23 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!
|3 years 23 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.
|3 years 23 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.
|3 years 23 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.]
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Whoa. Does not compute.||
Does not compute.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||WINNING||
Should be submitted to MichiganZone or WLA for expansion into a full-on post.
|3 years 26 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!
|3 years 26 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!).
|3 years 26 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.
|3 years 26 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.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Win||
All hail the knowledge.
|3 years 26 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.
|3 years 27 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.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Nice start to Tournament Play||
Do it again tomorrow, boys!
|3 years 27 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...
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Believe that's the definition of||
|3 years 27 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.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||another awesome radio quote..||
"once you get in this building, you just don't want to leave"
|3 years 27 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.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||If true||
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Giving One Up||
Not the end of the world. At least we picked up the first 4...
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Sparks!||
GREAT start to the 3rd period!!
|3 years 27 weeks ago||3-0||
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Bi-Winning||
Winning over here, over there... now what?
|3 years 27 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.
|3 years 27 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.
|3 years 27 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"
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Yeah||
I was a bit confused too - thought I must have zoned out or something.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Why the swap?||
I vote to stick with Buffalo Trace... unless you do run out, I guess.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Rivals ITF from Today||
They called it that Wohlberg could be the guy that steps up big in Louie's absence this weekend. Have to give them credit for nailing that one - at least that's the way it looks right now!
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Boom||
1-0 on a Wohlberg goal. Nice start, guys!
|3 years 27 weeks ago||A few minutes in...||
Sounds like the team is playing well, controlling the puck, etc., but hasn't capitalized...
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Surly||
Picked up 4 varieties on the liquor store stop on the way home:
All are excellent, and if you haven't tried Surly, I recommend getting to the upper midwest to give it a shot. They have some amazing seasonal varietals - one called "Wet" that is among my favorite beers ever.
And Coffee Bender is a totally different + amazing beer drinking experience.
Later... maybe some Jim Beam if the mood hits me right depending on where I'm at. Grew up in Kentucky / Cincinnati area before going to Michigan, and while it isn't the trendiest bourbon, it is always more than sufficient for me.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||First, I was like||
Then, i was like YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Bold.||
This + Tressel shirts should make for an interesting apparel offseason.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Get back soon, Max||
Hope he's well.
Love seeing UM players succeed in the NHL, even if their careers were more brief than would have been ideal.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Heal Quickly, Louie||
We really need you back at for the CCHA finals, but for the tourney at the very least.
Will be interesting to see what happens if we move a d-man up front.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||Please||
I need anything but a FUUUUU right now.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||FUUUUU-nfinity||
|3 years 34 weeks ago||I love Michigan Hockey||
Continued hockey posts despite their relative lack of popularity / demand make Brian my idol (even more than he otherwise would be).
Think this team is at an inflection point - they seem like they have what it takes to make a run (esp when Hogan returns), but it could go either way. Let's hope we stay aggressive early in games, because getting down is what really drains the energy from the team (though the comebacks recently have made me more hopeful.. if a little too much so).
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Wow||
Neither team looks good.
But at least entertaining action for fans of neither??
|3 years 36 weeks ago||...||
TGI Friday's, Chili's and The Olive Garden are more our speed.
A MICHIGAN MAN would know better.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Miles Hire Contingency...||
Has to be contingent on DB (and LC if involved) being 100% certain that Les will clean up his act. Question is whether or not that actually hamstrings his recruiting/coaching ability for us.
Whether the hire is Miles or someone else, we need to unite the fan base and be supportive of the program. We know it matters to recruits, and I believe it can affect the current players as well.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Landed||
Time for ground operatives to spring into action.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||head||
no more grinny harbaugh.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Thanks, YouTube (and preview!)|
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Banggalang||
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Does that sound like the Lonely Island stuff to anyone else??
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Outstanding.||
Freek always has the final word on everything.
Sometimes I just look back over edsbs archives to check out old work.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Always Classy||
Glad he went out on this note rather than a more sour one.
Thanks to RR for what we all know was a whole-hearted effort to achieve success over the last few years. Just didn't pan out.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Do a little scroll...|
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Think Happy Thoughts!||
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Without a HC||
Is Brandon allowed to talk to recruits that have not yet committed, but have offers?
Does anyone have any insight on what will happen with the process?
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Nice.||
|3 years 36 weeks ago||That discover guy's hair||
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Did u guyz kno||
That their FB is also a LB?!??? You can see him on the field 1000 plays per game because of his glorious golden mane.
Wait... maybe Moundros should have stayed on offense as well. Or at least grown out an awesome hairstyle.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Stanford Defensive Experience||
Anyone else notice the following?
DL: Junior, Senior, Senior
Doesn't sound too bad to me.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||I is aint understandin you||
I is aint understandin you
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Equally ridiculous...||
is scout using what is basically confirmed news to gin up subscriptions. Guess that's what it takes, but come on... there has got to be another way.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Ah Yes||
The vaunted player-coach in college football.
Anything for a 5*, right??
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Garbage||
Probably would have been exceptionally entertaining.
Can't believe they've been denied what would have been their biggest stage... maybe ever.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Funny||
Becuase before the Hummer after finishing his senior year, he was driving a crappy old silver Monte Carlo, and I was sort of surprised someone hadn't upped his ride at least a little bit.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||OT||
Wish there could be an archive of totally random, but funny OT's.
YouTubes, GIFs, crazy exchanges, etc... would be great to have a go-to spot.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||561||
|3 years 38 weeks ago||STRONG||
|3 years 39 weeks ago||There's a term for that||
Didn't get fired...
just... "got quit."
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Agree with the OP||
Think this isn't a great thing for the Big 10.
While all of the New Years day exposure is great, having all games at once means that fans who would normally just check in to see what was going on in another game if it were another day / time (I know I would for those other games) will no longer do so.
Probably not a problem for teams with large, dedicated fanbases - but the teams with smaller bases probably generally benefit more from a "halo effect" of other Big 10 fans that they'll no longer get.
I'd vote for trying to stagger the games somehow if possible in the future.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Definition of Derp.||
Definition of Derp.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Hunwicks a good kid||
But we need to start hogan every game.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Never. Again.||
We need your constant vigilance in the mgoblogosphere.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||One Point of Disagreement...||
If Harbaugh is already a "done deal," I don't think DB would be sticking to his guns so hard about waiting until after the entire season is complete to make his performance evaluation.
I work at a big company, and if the CEO said something like that, but then after the fact it came to light / became clear that his mind had already been made up but he deceived folks about it, there would be a shit storm.
As a former corporate executive, I don't think DB would put his credibility on the line by insisting that he hasn't made a final decision when he has.
Personally, I want to believe that Harbaugh is indeed a done deal, and I don't think that Brandon will fire RR unless he has that side of things locked up, but publicly insisting that it is not done isn't a tenable position if it really is done...
|3 years 41 weeks ago||nice||
some early Friday morning font humor.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||... No matter who is to blame...||
Without this class's crown jewel, it becomes a little easier decision for DB. Maybe not a lot, but the scale leans a tiny bit more in that direction...
Sucks for RR that this has all been breaking during the Bust so he couldn't really take any action.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||M Hockey on TV||
As an out-of-stater, I'm glad that we'll be on BTN for Friday night's game.
I was traveling during the MN game this weekend, and really enjoy the radio feed for most games anyway, but the feed has been a bit more grainy than usual this year, so I'm looking forward to seeing one on the tube. I also get the Fox Sports College channels specifically so that I can catch most of the games that are on FSD. Always ends up being weighted towards a lot of games in the back-half of the season, but I'm fine with that.
I think we'll be alright this weekend against OSU as long as we can find a way to break the Friday night streak of lackluster play on both ends of the ice.
WRT The Big Chill - hopefully our guys will come in pumped up, because I'm sure State will be - in this game, the teams always play up regardless of records. Would be a great opportunity for us to make a statement with a lot of people watching...
|3 years 44 weeks ago||1-1 Holds||
End 1st Period.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Argh Redacted!||
Hagelin scores almost immediately. 1-1 early 1st.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||NM||
It is up, though the quality seems markedly worse than usual (breaking up rather than just sounding like a radio feed - sounds like they've got some kind of a filter on so that you can't easily hear the crowd noise, etc. Lame.).
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Argh||
1-0 ND early...
|3 years 44 weeks ago||mgoblue audio feed||
Anyone having trouble accessing? I keep getting an error and have tried in multiple browsers.
Know it hasn't started just yet, but you used to be able to tune in and hear a little bit of the pregame discussion.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Not Particularly Surprising||
I grew up in Cincinnati before going to UM (2 brothers are also Michigan alums). When we visit home and happen to be wearing any Michigan gear around, it is impossible to avoid being heckled. Comes with the territory, and we expect it.
Because OSU has been the only relevant program in Ohio for so long, they've taken over the entire state as their fan base (and rightly so), but it was pretty funny to see the number of OSU fans that became "huge" UC football fans as well once that program started turning things around...
|3 years 44 weeks ago||If only he would have said...||
"Come on... everybody gets paid..."
|3 years 44 weeks ago||At least||
the BTN is showing the championship game...
|3 years 44 weeks ago||518||
|3 years 46 weeks ago||Not By Me||
Sounded legitimate for a little bit, then was slammed. Apologies; at the time it seemed worth sharing / discussion, but obviously not at this point.
|3 years 46 weeks ago||JB||
are you referring to JimBob or Justin Bieber? Or both?
|3 years 46 weeks ago||That Penalty...||
sums up quite a few things for us this season.
I'm as disappointed as anyone, but all is not lost. Let's rally and cheer these guys on for the next 4 Saturdays (and hopefully one in bowl season).
For me, even with as tough as the last several years have been, Michigan football season is still my favorite time of year, and we only get 12/13 days a year to enjoy it. I say we make the most of the rest of the season and move on from there and hope for bigger and better next year.
We knew it could be a challenge, and it has been in more ways than most of us hoped or seriously believed, but the world is not coming to an end and the boys will take the field again in 6 days. I'll still be cheering for them as fiercely as anyone.
|3 years 46 weeks ago||Would GR ever just resign?||
Could be the best solution for both sides. Not like we wouldn't be able to field a defense next week without him.
|3 years 46 weeks ago||Good News!||
Brian will have plenty of fodder for TWIS right at his fingertips...
|3 years 46 weeks ago||This was||
Random. But I'll take it at this point.
Think there may be a few PS3 or Xbox offers out there though...
|3 years 46 weeks ago||522||
|3 years 46 weeks ago||400,000 uniques/month||
Any semi-concrete way to verify that? Call me skeptical.
|3 years 46 weeks ago||Clemson Rod||
Kelsey Grammer, anyone?
|3 years 47 weeks ago||Excellent Planning||
I, too, saw the bye week over the summer and pounced on it for a weekend with the girlfriend. Great minds think alike... though she did ask earlier this week if we had to watch any games.
I was tempted since she gave me an opening, but I think I'll just let her have this one given what OSU weekend is now going to do to "The Weekend Formerly Known as Thanksgiving Weekend."
|3 years 47 weeks ago||A cut of MGoStore Revenues...||
would also be a chunk, I assume.
EVERYONE buy shirts!!
|3 years 49 weeks ago||Wow.||
That is indeed quite the analysis.
Wonder what that means they think they'll "hold" Denard to?
|3 years 51 weeks ago||70-10||
Like the round numbers and all that.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||To clarify...||
I believe it is the graduate business school students.
Great tradition. As a BBA, we wished we had something like that, but then realized that having the option of infinity pre-game house parties did the trick.
|4 years 1 day ago||If only...||
the angle was a bit further down the alley so you could know how far back it goes...
|4 years 1 day ago||My Useless Opinion||
Watched the replay over and over, and I concur that it is on both Cam and Rogers.
As pointed out, Rogers bites up immediately, and could have been more useful had he maintained some amount of deep leverage.
However, it seems to me that Cam didn't even see the outside receiver releasing deep and read only off of the 2. He assumed that it was an overthrown ball to the 2, leading him to believe that he would either pick it off or it would fall meaninglessly deep / towards the sideline. Had he played the deeper of the two vertical routes, neither likely results in the TD (though they definitely pick up the first on the throw to the 2 and who knows what happens on the 1 depending on how the coverage plays out).
Nicely drawn up by BK, but my take is that if both stay deeper, the result is better for UM. That said, those guys needed to be aware in run support and you can't just drop the whole secondary deep on every play. Given the rollout, though, I'd prefer that they cover deep and rely on the LBs to get wide to prevent the underneath stuff.
Annndddd looking at it ONE MORE TIME, I'm thinking that Thomas Gordon could have done a better job getting over to cover the 2 (looks like it could have been a 3-level zone, if it was an obvious roll-out, which is why Rogers might not be wrong biting up) - which would have allowed Cam to stay deep.
At the end of the day... just tough to tell, but I'd say we had a bit of a breakdown on that entire side of the defense, leading me to believe that we just need to spend some more time preparing for combo routes on rollouts designed to beat 2-deep zones. If this went to Kovacs' side, I'm not sure that there is anything more positive that would have happened for us either.
|4 years 1 week ago||UM 27 ND 19||
|4 years 1 week ago||I hear...||
that the band sections have some pretty interesting newsletters that are put together for away game trips...
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Something...||
doesn't add up.
Michigan 8-4, then losing to OSU in the title game? Maybe he's thinking of The Game as a de facto B10 title game?
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Boom||
"I guess the MSU-Indiana game is slanted towards MSU but is that ever going to be relevant?"
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Maybe||
due to older folks retiring down there from the Northeast?
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Anything semi-official from Brian / mods?||
Or could this just still be speculation?
|4 years 2 weeks ago||It is my ringtone||
If someone doesn't get to it before I'm home this evening, I'll find a way to make the file available.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Awesome||
Glad you're back from the hiatus to bring us in before the start of the season.
Learning more and more of the nuance, having not been a football player in my illustrious athletic career, I feel like a better fan every time I read one of these, even if I am familiar with a good portion of the basics. Thanks for the continued efforts to educate our fan base!
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Is one or the other much better?||
I'll be up nearer to Santa Monica, so South is more convenient, but if Sangria is that much better I might consider making my way down there...
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Thanks!||
Thanks much for the info! If all goes as planned, I'll be there!
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Win||
Thank god for Michigan Football Saturdays.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||I'll be in LA this weekend...||
looking for the spot to watch the game there.
Alumni site says South has been a spot in the past, but I can't find any confirmation that folks will be there this week - ring a bell for anyone?
|4 years 4 weeks ago||I've got the Platinum Skymiles Card||
Worth it if you like stacking up the MQMs depending on what level of status you've achieved & how much you spend on the card annually.
Having a credit card that can push you over to gold or platinum flyer status is worth it to me because of the benefits associated with that - namely increased likelihood of first class upgrades.
Also, I really like the travel companion benefits + access to AmEx's other customer service elements.
However, if you just care about racking up miles in general, gold is a great option.