chance of bowl: 13.6%
|15 hours 2 sec ago||Prediction: Giants Win First Game||
actually, in honor of our dearly departed sister in law who was a life long giants fan, i will take the giants in 6.
|15 hours 3 min ago||Is A DUI||
vehicle running on a roadway accessible to the public. case law says even if it's parked on the road or obstructing the road it can be charged, assuming you have the 'driver' now passed out in the driver's seat. there are circumstances where the driver isn't even in the vehicle and they can/will charge it.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Fresh Prince||
still has eligibility? well you go, son!
|1 day 23 hours ago||Passed On FreeTickets This Morning||
baby seal bashing is not high on my list of activities, especially when i am rather fond of the baby seal...
|3 days 37 min ago||Confession Time||
the state girls were very friendly to michigan hockey players back in the day, and i did not find them annoying in the least.....
|3 days 12 hours ago||Reggie Bush||
is an excellent pro back. he is fast, smart, has great hands and i think he has a super bowl ring. so while he might not be a 'super star', he is a definitely a 'star'.
in contrast, what ever happened to lendale?
|4 days 14 hours ago||My MgoWife Walks on Water||
or nearly so. as the old proverb says, 'he who finds a wife finds a good thing', and my wife is an absolute blessing to all of us in our household.
i'll be coaching football today with the 2 oldest boys, while she runs oldest daughter to PSAT's. hockey game and birthday party in the evening. would've been virtually no chance to watch a game even if there had been one.
enjoy your weekend mgobloggers.
|5 days 4 hours ago||I Saw This In A Movie||
we'll need a wooden stake and a mallet. that should do the trick.
|5 days 7 hours ago||Not Yet||
though i think all 5 of them dream of doing that. the oldest 2 are pop warner and high school, respectively.
|5 days 15 hours ago||Coffee Posbang||
now that you're awake, start hitting it like you mean it.
lots of football this weekend, 2 oldest boys play tomorrow.
need to 'harvest' some of the cows, but don't think i'll get to it tomorrow, too much football...
|6 days 14 hours ago||Wow - Sea Change||
then and that has to be hugely symbolic.
thank you for posting.
|6 days 22 hours ago||How Frequent Did DB Tweet/Text/Twitter||
kik, instagram, etc. so that we can get an idea of just how 'odd' it is....
|6 days 22 hours ago||VIN Switch is A Bit Beyond||
the normal auto theft efforts. evidences a bit more sophistication and diligence. we'll hope he's innocent, but having prosecuted these cases in a prior life, those cases aren't usually 'whodunnit's'.
|1 week 1 day ago||If You Have to Ask||
look at the avatar here (or about 4 posts up) and you can clearly see your butt. now you know.
|1 week 2 days ago||Pics Would be Fun||
we know all the lemon-eaters, but what about the fairer gender posters of our board, like mgobrewmom, mabel and wendy5k? nothing naughty though.
my avatar is one of my beloved children taken while enjoying looking at a wolverine down in GR at the Ford museum, so you've got some of my DNA on display.
loved the responses to this thread. you guys are fun. now for barn chores with the kids...
|1 week 3 days ago||Money Quote:||
Do you want to look down at your feet and mutter, 'I played for Team 135, the team that gave up half way through the season?' OR do you want to say with pride, 'I was on the team that had a rough six-game stretch, but we fought and clawed our way to win every game there on out?'
|1 week 3 days ago||Thank You||
that was great. go dennis, go!
|1 week 3 days ago||Tickets For a Coke||
and a smile?
|1 week 3 days ago||Not Pretty||
and not a hot team to beat, but beggars can't be choosers. good for michigan and has been noted dozens of times tonight, DG #98 is a stud.
|1 week 3 days ago||Not Pretty||
and not a hot team to beat, but beggars can't be choosers. good for michigan and has been noted dozens of times tonight, DG #98 is a stud.
|1 week 4 days ago||Program Full of Fecal Birds||
while it is true that any group of 115 football players are probably going to be more trouble than most regular student populations, FSU seems to be doing their best to skew that statistic even further. no different that switzer's sooners or jimmy johnson's hurricanes.
|1 week 4 days ago||Water - Just Home||
from oldest son's high school game. then shot another skunk in the barn during barn chores. none of the livestock want to come in the barn since it's a bit oderific with essence of dead skunk in it.
bow hunting in the a.m., then coaching next son's game. will drink tomorrow....
|1 week 4 days ago||OJ's Picture Was Removed||
from the downtown athletic club, the club that hosted the heisman and ceremonies before it was destroyed in the 9/11 attacks. the pictures were all hung in this beautiful banquet hall on the 4th floor. rich, dark wood paneling, carpet, etc.
when we played new york back in the late 90's they put us up at the club. we had a special dinner on the thursday night before the game in the heisman room which had all the pictures of the heisman winners....except OJ's.
|1 week 5 days ago||Football Weekend!||
oldest son tonight. next oldest son tomorrow. michigan later in the day. how about we go 3-0 in the next 40 hours or so, and have an epic weekend.
go blue to you all!
|1 week 6 days ago||Modesty||
is a virtue.
that said, he's 21 and just stepped in to some serious $, so lets cut him some slack. this will wear off.
|2 weeks 4 hours ago||CC: Jaba The Hut?||
i hear he can recruit bounty hunters...
|2 weeks 9 hours ago||I Wore Them Until 2004||
when i retired. they are the best.
|2 weeks 9 hours ago||It's His Dismissal We Crave||
for treating fans like slaves
his job won't be saved
after the admin caves
to say good by to hoke and dave
|2 weeks 15 hours ago||If I Say, 'Keep Dave In A Cave||
over which, we shall pave' like a doctor suess book, does that still count?
|2 weeks 15 hours ago||Fix The Numbers (solid maize)||
and the socks, get them some high-top black cleats, and i could watch those run around. but the scrolling numbers look like somebody vandalized the jersey. yech.
|2 weeks 15 hours ago||USC v. 'Zona||
mgowife and many friends went to USC, and games at the coliseum, with pre and post game tailgating were always fun. i also am glad that rich rod's team is doing well, having nothing to do with any angst against the admin for kicking him out. i think he was a decent guy who didn't work out, and if he wins again this weekend, kudos to him. heck, he's ranked 10th right now so kudos already.
|2 weeks 23 hours ago||Except For The Bumble Bee Part||
and i mean those patches that are on each shoulder, those uni's are fine. helmets too. maybe make the shoulders a solid blue in that patch, add a maize outline (or vice-versa) and as alternates go, they'd be okay. and if memory serves, michigan did used to wear white pants in my lifetime or shortly before that.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Hire Bob Green!||
now that would be some press conferences. fav line:
'like a homely girl on a honeymoon. time to get busy!'
|2 weeks 2 days ago||They Will Almost Certainly Take||
the 10 business day extension, and that is the letter you will receive in 5 days.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Maybe I'm a Bit of a Prude||
but i don't think kid shows should be teaching them about 'crank'. i know, today's world it's common place and we give it to kids in pill form, but hey, still think it's not right...
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Agonizing - Stopped Watching`||
unbelievably painful way to lose a game.
i will mention in gardner's defense, he's had at least 3 extremely well thrown balls go through the receivers' hands. when he's thrown, even facing pressure, he's doing well.
tell me how the game ends. venison back strap off the grill and i don't want to ruin it with angst and disbelief at how we are desperately trying to lose this game.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||How Could You Possibly||
choose any other team?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I'd Pick the Early 80's||
on each side of the ball since those guys were our friends and fraternity brothers back when that was still possible. the hammersteins, the mallorys, steve smith, muransky, jumbo john elliot, A.C., we had some fun back in the day.
saw my first michigan game in 1974, with my oldest brother playing them (and getting stomped, unfortunately). season ticket holder since 1980.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Now I Get It||
funny. favorite early line was about the old lady 'with a dueling scar and a hook'. what year would you guess that was made?
seems to be the blue print for every mike meyers/austin power movie ever made.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Audbile Laugh Watching That One||
just hope the dude was okay.
so what is up with the naughty dentists, you have yet to explain that. this is just as good a thread as any.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Bad For Diabetics||
a vaso-constricter. you stay away from white powders or else you'd post non-stop for days...
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Make it Stop||
please, make it stop. it's bad enough to lose, but to do it with a 3 run lead in the bottom of the 8th is even worse.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Water + Homemade Cookies||
maybe booze tomorrow night? all quiet on the northern front, except the tigers got beaten like a rented mule.
wouldn't it send us in a spin if rich rod's U of A team beats the ducks? we should start a sports book on the blog. i hear justin said he'd hold the $ and promised not to take any.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Brandon - Hands Down||
he exerts far more control over the process and has only 1 team to worry about (in football) vs. 32 for goodell who is an employee of the owners. ray rice isn't goodell's employee or player, he's a dude who viciously hit his wife in an elevator while on his personal time. bad stuff, but not as germane to goodell's job as shane's concussion and bru-ha-ha.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||There Comes A Time||
in everyone's life when they just have to suck it up and get it done. my guess is the little hat covers a bald spot, or maybe the shirt covers an embarrassing tattoo about some long-departed girl, or even a school in ohio. sure he's repented from all that, but it's a dark part of his pre-mod life. here's to michigan beating rutgers and you all streaking. even BisB.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||If We Win The Mods||
will have to streak across the internet. really, i would never kid about something this serious. just ask them....
|2 weeks 6 days ago||His Team is a 23 Pt Dog||
to the ducks this weekend, so not many people think he knows, at least right now.
|3 weeks 14 hours ago||Not An Actual Rule||
just a guideline, like speed limits. exceed as you wish.
call when arrested.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||The Alien Dies||
and comes back to life!
|3 weeks 1 day ago||You Are Missing some Nuances||
talking about an obvious ankle injury takes no access to medical records - watch the tape and see the ankle get sprained. you/me/brandon are not prohibited from saying the word 'sprain' when we can plainly see what happened.
but the concussion injury can only be properly diagnosed by a doctor or other medical health professional. they are prohibited from disclosing that unless consent has been given. i assume there is some type of consent from player to team physicians and likely coaches so the team can function and plan for injury issues, but that is different than a waiver that says, in effect, 'anything the doc tells you, you can put it on twitter, facebook and TV.'
1484 - your otter comment yesterday was hysterical. good one.
edit: this was in response to duloc and 1484, but for some reason posted farther south about 5 comments. oh well.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Don't Forget HIPPA||
can't disclose jack squat without the patient's consent. shane had bigger things to deal with and may have wanted to discuss this matter with others, including non-michigan folks, before he said 'okay'.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||How About 'CD' for||
coaching delta? i mean, in brandon-speak that is probably a word, right?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Hoke Looks Horrible||
like, 3-day booze and meth bender horrible.
i can't get the sound to come on, but that might be a blessing.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Venison Tacos Last Night||
from deer that dear daughter shot last sunday. and the kids playing football in the hay field at sunset. and barn chores. gave the 3 youngest boys haircuts last night, in prep for church this a.m. and the list could go on quite long just like all of you.
all of that to say, we all love michigan, michigan football, and this blog, but the bottom line is that the things of life and daily living far eclipse football in importance. go blue, enjoy the mgoblog community, but excel at being the best spouse, parent, sibling, grandchild, etc. that you can be and you will only smile at football, and turn it off when we stink. like right now.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Sunday Morning Research||
project on steroids. nice job.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Neuman's Own Cab||
nice, nothing fancy.
had venison tacos for dinner. the venison was from oldest daughter's first buck she shot last sunday. excellent meat.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Had A Great Day (minny game||
son #2's team walloped another, and he had a couple of TD's. he + oldest son and i went swimming in lake michigan on the way home from that game, then stopped at another high school game after that. the older sons waxed the pickup truck while i took a nap, watched some college football (not michigan) and i just gave the 3 youngest sons haircuts. and there hasn't been a cloud up north in a week, 75 degrees since last sunday.
so, i'm ticked michigan lost, disturbed about what i'm reading with morris getting put back in a game he was apparently pulled from with his bell rung, but remember, it's college football which is an enjoyable (usually, anyway) diversion, it's not life.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Up North||
and just clicked on your tag address to 'vpfarming'. going to take me a while to go through that, but my guess is we are quite like-minded. enjoyed the pics, particularly the wonderful family stuff.
as to livestock we are the same as you, but i'd also add eggs, turkeys, some row crops and some fruit to the mix. i also built a bio-diesel reactor in the barn so we can make our own fuel, though i do buy fuel too.
we will harvest most of our turkeys and cows within the next 3 weeks. chickens (meat birds) are already raised/harvested/sold. eggs are on-going.
no chemicals on the farm, meaning our animals have no hormones, antibiotics, etc, and our crops don't depend on fertiizer and pesticide. we pasture all our livestock, including the poultry.
blessings to you and your family.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Farrell Recruited Me||
and i was a bit surprised my freshman year at training camp when he wasn't there.
and as for wilf, he was a very nice guy, but lets just say the pressure got to him and there might have been a problem with the bottle.
giordano on the other hand thought he was the next herb brooks and he inherited an ungodly amount of talent (myself excluded) and crapped in the campfire in epic proportions. i used to call him 'chupamirto', which is the spanish word for humming bird. he had alligator jaws, but a hummingbird rear end, if you know what i mean.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||This Is How We Canned The Hockey Coach||
in 1984. we all signed a petition and gave it to the then-AD, don canham, to get rid of the then-coach, john giordano. unfortunately for me that was my senior year and i never got to play for red, but it sure worked out well for the team.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Beautiful||
just great. God bless that little boy and team 135.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Then It's Only a Dwarf Act||
relegated to the part of the circus where they dump the elephant dung while the circus is in town.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||May The Lord Bless That Child||
and his family as they face these difficult days ahead.
i look around my kitchen table and can't imagine the heartache at one of the children being terminally ill, and i pray i never have to face that challenge.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||5-7-5 Haiku||
i have football tix
nobody wants to see gopher poop
the tigers clinched
|4 weeks 10 hours ago||The Cupboard Will Be Well-Stocked||
for the next coach, making michigan all the more attractive of a place to work and to get a top-notch coach to come here.
love hoke. would love to see him turn this around, pronto, but that appears extremely unlikely.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Easy - Fire The Client||
life is short and a new street car comes along all the time.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Kiffin Because, Kim Jong IL||
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Isn't This Like Asking Mrs. Abraham Lincoln||
if the play turned out a bit different than she thought?
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Buck Is Dead Posbang?||
beloved oldest daughter just shot a 6 point. her first. time to hang it in the barn and field dress it. now that is worth a posbang to take your/our minds off of this crap start to a season.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Cool Story Bro'||
for real. and take that photo and post it all over c-bus! buckeyes will look at it like the RCA dog looks at the phonograph. they look like that at SAT scores over 200 too, but that is another thread for another day.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Literal Cows||
and trips are extraordinarily rare. same with sheep. not so with goats.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||No Wal-Mart in 1894||
the year that great grandmother was the first woman to graduate from michigan. so important was she that i named our present bird-dog after her (maude). as an aside, we hunted the grouse opener this morning before work. i was 4th gen, one of my brothers has 2 daughters who are the 5th gen. don't know if any of my children will attend, but they will all undoubtedly be life-long fans. who could call them wal-mart fans?
bottom line: if you come by it honestly and aren't just a fair-weather fan, bless your maize and blue heart for pulling for michigan!
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I Only Ask People Where They Graduated||
from when they are acting like colostomy bags for a given school. i would also tease all my yooper buddies who were G.B. packer fans if they rooted for red china, too. meaning, they didn't live in wisconsin but rooted for the pack, they might as well root for the commies when they played the USA in anything too.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Will You Guarantee A Lemon||
chow down if NW gets to 6 wins? i realize that's about as likely one of our cows having triplets, but at least it would be something to aim for.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Hey Thad||
when you have a 4 hour drive home and barn chores and clean up for all the kids on sunday to do when you do get home, you come back and tell us all about staying to the bitter end of a blowout.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Fall Is The Best||
1. sons' football teams. coaching one, watching the other. next year 4 boys playing.
2. michigan football - you all know why on that one
3. grouse opener on monday.
4. bow season only 3 weeks away.
fridays in the fall are the best. go blue, go tigers.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Suggestion: Buy A Stand-by Generator||
i installed ours within weeks of buying our home. hooked up to two 500 gallon pigs of propane. has come in handy more times than i can count out here in the boonies.
congrats on working through the tough week. lots of people probably very glad you were slugging it out getting them power.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||In San Diego?||
you might try down by the harbor. good luck mgobrewmom.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Call CPS on that Ex||
unspeakable evil inflicted on the child.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Took Our Oldest Son||
to that same game, his first ever. unexpected nail-biter too.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||MGoWife Was in A Movie||
with him. said he was a very cool guy. i remember watching her in that movie and another one on the same night while we were dating.
(sorry for the cool story bro moment)
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Practice Jerseys||
when i was playing at mich back in the 80's, our practice jerseys were single color, no numbers or logos of any kind. we had 4 colors (if i remember correctly) that were used, and each of us was assigned one color - it'd be hanging in our locker at yost. kids these days.....
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Press We Ran||
was contact at the line of scrimmage and the entire route until/unless the ball was in the air. to use an old saying, 'i want to know what flavor gum their receivers are chewing'. the decision that needs to be made is whether you cover 'outside in' and let the receiver have the slant, or if you press from 'inside out', meaning you force the receiver to take a outside route toward the sideline.
difficulty comes with slot receivers, but if your LB's are dropping back they are hopefully taking away the slant/underneath throws to the slot guys.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||History Lesson||
the NE patriots, with our beloved tom brady as their quaterback, lost their opener in 2003 by the score of 31-0.
anyone remember who won the super bowl that year (2/1/2004)? brady and the patriots beat carolina 32-29.
so while last night was dismal, and i disagree with OP that turnovers were the story (they certainly didn't help though), let a team grow, learn, hopefully beat some medicore competition and they just might get respectable this year. maybe.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Counting the Folks From Ypsi-tucky||
i think we'll be right about 43. maybe 44. throw the ushers and concession folks in there and we go way over 200.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Children Are A Blessing||
and debt is a curse, yet our culture today applies for debt and seeks to avoid children at all costs. when you have your own kids, this will make more sense. good luck.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Congrats - Sports Never Too Early||
make it fun. make it a big deal when michigan is playing. sing the fight song while feeding her. have more children (c.f. - my mgoname) and get them involved. it works great. all of our kids love michigan. i remember one of the boys when he was 2 1/2 yrs old and had put his two big teeth out by walking into a piano with a parachute over his head. he was singing the victors in the dentist chair while the dentist was taking out what was left of those two teeth.
and this is a way better than my twins born last night....you know, in the barn, with the other cows, sheep, goats, chickens, etc.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Goose Bumps||
watching some of those. great highlights.
crush the fighting chickens!
|6 weeks 5 days ago||We Had Twins Last Night||
but not those type of twins, livestock type of twins instead. all hands in the barn helping with the birth, clean up, and getting both on to the mama's teets to nurse. late season birth but a blessing to a farmer nevertheless. added bonus: we never have to give the kids the 'birds and the bees' talk - they get it, they live it, they are junior veterinarians almost. anyway, mama and twins doing great and moved to their own private stall.
footbal tonight and tomorrow for the oldest sons.
michigan game after that. here on the farm we slaughter chickens. by the hundreds. here's to michigan farming some chickens (metaphorically) tomorrow. go blue!
|6 weeks 5 days ago||LSA - If You LIved Up North||
you'd be working on power outages. lots of lightning the last 2 days. had my team have to run off the field with the clouds that came at the end of last nights practice. white streaks raining down from the sky everywhere.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Great Video - Fun Wife||
like others, like seeing the 'behind the avatar' stuff.
however, i still wonder if you and that poseidon guy are the same since your avatars are nearly identical.
happy friday everyone and go blue, beat the irish!
|6 weeks 6 days ago||YIPS = OCD||
by any other name.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Your Pharmacist||
must be a wizard!
|7 weeks 5 hours ago||Is True||
the other two of note that would hang out once in a while were larry hagman (dallas) and gary busey before he went completely 5150.
|7 weeks 9 hours ago||Vegas Couldn't Care Less||
about wanting the betting man to think anything other than to bet the game. their sole goal is to have an equal amount of money bet on each proposition, to wit: the same amount of money bet for oregon and for msu. vegas gets 10% vig on each bet. then they simply hand the one stash of losers' cash to the folks that won, and keep their vig. no risk, just held the money for 6 days and kept the 'commission'.
as to the line, i agree it seems out of whack, but that is probably due to the fact that there are a lot more oregon fans going to bet $ in vegas than sparty fans. thus, to draw an equal amount of $ bet they had to tilt the line somewhat. i too think i'd bet the mortgage on sparty if it was purely a business deal. i will still kind of pull for them to win, but that's hard.
|7 weeks 9 hours ago||Poseidon = MgrowOld?||
nearly same avatar. you never ever see them together. you be the judge....
|7 weeks 23 hours ago||We Used to Drink With Mick||
back in grad school out west. he was a regular at the 'malibu inn' and not a bad guy to have a beer with.
|7 weeks 23 hours ago||Kudos For the Lemon Chaw||
the manner of your eating of the second 1/2 of the lemon is called 'montana red dog', and comes from the habit we had in college of taking our dip (chewing tobacco) without using hands. simply opening up the tin and, in effect, biting the tobacco and packing it neatly in one fell swoop. took some practice, especially if you had 4 of anything to drink. fortuntately it's been 30 years since i dipped - a habit left in college.
fyi, the montana red dog comes courtesy of and in honor of one of our college buddies from montana. so crazy was bakes that he once came face to face with a treed mountain lion on a hunt, on purpose. but that's a story over a few beers. we'll plan that mgobbq for november.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Bingo!||
end of story.
lemons are in aisle 5. you can get 3 for 1.50 this week, just bring in the coupon.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Brian - If I Catch You In Our Barn||
trying to punch the cows, you aren't going to like it. and make sure you don't try to punch the bull or the steer - named bullwinkle and rocky - as they are pretty fiesty.
absolutely awesome photo of tom harmon and d. gardner. wonderful.
and you really do need to take in a lemon. maybe you can swap it in place of a lime and drink a bottle of to-kill-ya while you're at it.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Marry Girlfriend||
repeat weekend next year.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Like That Old SNL Skit||
what didn't the good dr. get, the 'buh' or the 'bye'?
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Check That , Now -91||
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Vegas Takes No Risk||
in any game. they put the spread in the place where they get an even amount bet on each side of a proposition. they get a 10% vig on every bet that stays with them, and they simply take whatever is bet in the right hand and put it in the left hand as a payout.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Thank You For This Breakdown||
that took some time and effort. i was at the game saw didn't get all the repeat replays that would let me get a more specific read on the O-line. my far less informed and far more general conclusions are consistent with what you put up.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Just Back to Internet||
after traveling, and not wanting to blow anyone off. son had a 7 jersey on, i had a maize 'michigan' shirt. and i'm not too differently sized than you. oh well, next time we're down there. somebody here has got to have a parking space we can tailgate at - an mgoblog tailgate.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Better||
1. better music, no old 'favorites' that are past their prime. also way less of the ultra-loud music to make you think you are at a pistons/wings game and the sound guy is on meth.
2. cell coverage was fine. i use my old clam-shell phone as a watch and noted i had bars all game long. fyi, we are up in row 76 so maybe that helps.
3. scoreboard run better since we got replays almost all the time and right away. last year that was inexplicably but frequently missing. and as noted, they kept scrolling the relevant out of town games all during the game instead of one lame update at half-time. they even had a few highlights from those other games.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Smith - Better Vision||
i was there, like many of you, and watched green run to his assigned hole and crash into guys when he could've bounced out (or in) and made some headway. thankfully that got better as we all know, but much of that was the O-line showing up later on. smith had the same issues to deal with early on that green did, but made yards before the O-line was working right with better vision leading to better cuts.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Section 35, Row 76||
with oldest son on a father-son weekend which starts in T-minus 1 hour. right by the exit/entrance, so come visit!
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Split, Pro-set I, 690 X-ray||
king stem. on two.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I'll Take Pounce And Give the Points||
the boxing gloves will turn the tide in the second half. willie's empty hands eventually are a liability. plus the chaps get in the way when they go to the ground.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Meets Or Exceeds Minimum Standards||
and with the right attitude, is a dime all day long.
|8 weeks 1 hour ago||I Like The White Ones||
just fine. the other two are dog meat.
back in the day (1980-84), we only had two jerseys to wear at michigan, and none of this new-fangled fad-chasing nonsense.
and yes, please get off my lawn...
|8 weeks 9 hours ago||Would Not Take 1 Yr Old||
to game, especially if you actually wanted to see the game. if you don't mind missing most of it and just getting junior's feet wet at the big house, you'll be fine. the suggestions on this thread are excellent re: your time in the stadium with junior. i am blessed with well-behaved children (and more than the average number, as my name implies), but i would hold off for a few years. we have a tradition that when it's time to leave, we run back to the truck which is about 1 1/2 miles away. if they can make the run, then they are good-to-go to the game.
|8 weeks 14 hours ago||On The TV||
not being a smart-aleck, but today i will call the satellite company and have our TV activated for the next 3 months of college football season as we have for years. on actual game days we always have some of our sons playing football and i coach, so we miss some michigan games. we will watch as a family if/as time allows. if the game is not good, we just go on to the many other activities that fill the day and will check the score here and there.
for lloyd's last game against florida i went out back and bow hunted during the second half. i knew i wouldn't enjoy the game since it was a nail-biter with hart fumbling for the first time in his career. when i got out of the tree stand i got the great news of the win. go blue.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||One Did One Frog Say to the Other||
as they sat upon the lillipads?
'time's fun when you're havin flies'
|8 weeks 1 day ago||So Let's Have Another Verse Thats||
worse than the other verse,
and waltz me around by my willie!
there once was a man named makeever (makeever!)
who once made love to a beaver! (a beaver!)
that result of that muck
was a canvas back duck,
two canoes and a golden retriever!
oh, aye, aye, ya, ya,
your mother swims after troop ships,
so lets have another verse.....
|8 weeks 1 day ago||How 'Bout This One:||
(said in an austrian accent)
what is good in life?!
to crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women!
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Did You Hear About the Seamstress||
who couldn't mend straight?
(say it fast, you'll get it....)
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Father/Son With Oldest||
before he and next oldest son start to have their own games until november. see you all there.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Dude, You Scalp Your Girlfriend||
and you can get in big, big trouble.
don't say we didn't warn you....
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Who Is Going To The App St. Game?||
time for football.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Favorite Hockey + Football||
places i got to play - yost #1 (of course), the old olympia, both of NMU's ice rinks, lake view and the new olympic sheet they put in, and lastly munn, which had great ice.
for football, my favorite place was qualcomm, giants stadium which had the nicest piece of artificial turf i ever played on, followed by the LA coliseum which itself was in a gangster infested crud hole for which i was with my armed body guard/investigators who had my back, but the stadium itself is pretty cool.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||The Old Windsor Arena||
was the darkest place i ever remember playing hockey. the spitfire fans were no joy either. go (jr.) wings. we got in lots of fights there too, but with the players, not the fans.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Roger That||
was there in '89, worst ever.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||I Loved Playing at Qualcomm||
perhaps my only disagreement with mgobrewmom ever. the actual grass field was decent, the locker rooms were fine, and i was always fond of the area around the stadium as opposed to most places where you find large stadiums.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Correct re: Yooper Dome||
when we lived there we would go see the wildcats play there. kind of cool, all things considered. i always thought northern should have a solid football team given it's resources and how nice marquette is, but alas, not usually the case.
willy the wildcat walks around the stadium. he creeped oldest child out (she was quite young at the time). they host the homebuilders show there too in february, and that was very good for business in the middle of winter.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Thanks TIMMMAY||
and to bluereign and goblue, but when you say, 'google chrome + ghostery', i only have the vaguest clue about you're talking about and i have no clue about how to implement it. i know, my bad, but there you have it. i will show this to some of my children though, and they may be able to make it work.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||I Never Get Past the Pop-ups||
on firstrow, but it doesn't help that i'm fred flintstone as it relates to computers.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Besides That, The Band Goes To||
the stadium, heading south off of hoover goes to the west side and right under the Section 1 entrance. as they go, they play and chant. this was something totally foreign to me as a student, but i have come to enjoy it tremendously with the kids. calling bando c., and other band types on this thread, they will certainly have more insight.
as for meals, one that might fill you up until monday, to quote LSA2000, is to go to pizza bob's and get a sister ann (a folded over pizza, but it's way more than that), and a chocolate chip/coffee milk shake. your heart surgeon can thank me later....
good for you on your weekend gig with your buddy. that should be a blowout. and very, very wise to have GF as a DD. i echo others who say that a detailed interview is in order, then a pledge to marry!
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Farm Charm Today = Shoveling Scat||
and unloading feed, but thank you for the nod. i am actually looking at our bull over the top of this screen, and wondering when i'm going to 'harvest' him. it will occur sometime during football season....please, none of you let him know what i have planned for him, it's a secret.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||If It Is, He is On His Meds||
now. good for him.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Hat Tip To You MGoBrewMom||
thanks and you would be on the list, no doubt. and my other favs are similar to yours (and a # of others), include LSA2000, s.coyote, and magnus b/c he shares a lot of info that is both interesting, and was painstakingly gathered in most instances. fav mod would be justin, who apparently took the summer off but with football on our doorstep has reacquainted himself with his computer. i know i'm forgetting more than one though, and i'll remember in the next week or two and say, 'oh yeah, that dude/dudette' and wish i could tack them on and give them a prop.
incidentally, with all this cyber-community kum-by-ya going on, can someone tell me why there isn't something like an annual (or even every home game) mgotailgate gig or bbq scheduled. anyone who would show up would have to have a pic of their avatar stuck to their forehead and all, but putting actual real faces to names would be a kick.
have a great weekend you all and go blue. T-minus 7 days and counting!
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Get Sent To Bolivia!||
they won't enforce the support order. or send them your avatar and the bit about being a 'street walking cheetah with a heart full of napalm' . i bet you get an apology and a big check...
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Tight End||
for all but one year (linebacker) right after high school. i was blessed in that i got to play for some very forward thinking OC's, and i got the ball alot. we even ran a tight end trap on occasion. i moved to H-back in some sets too.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Late Again, But Happy Friday||
to you all.
football and out-of-town family this weekend. what about you guys?
|8 weeks 5 days ago||There Is So Much Truth||
to that statement. all the heebie-jeebies and worries of the day go right out of you with a good full pads clash, even in a practice.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||No Thimbleberries||
and no bog, but the back 40 has an area that gets pretty mucky/swampy when we have signif rain, and that is where my favorite tree stand is for bow hunting. for those who bow hunt, we are down to.....39 days until the opener. almost as good as college football season and if successful, you can eat your 'victory'!
below is a pic of blackberries, the kind you can eat, not the computer kind...
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Nice Of You To Say||
mgoviking, thank you. it is berry harvest season now. after coaching football for the 2 oldest boys tonight, i took 3 of the other children to harvest blackberries and raspberries before barn chores.
and thad, if michigan b-ball is on b-4 the end of college football we'd watch a little bit. also, though we live so far out in the boonies there is no cable, we are able to pull in one channel on the t.v. and a couple of years ago that was the one that showed michigan's run to the finals, so we did watch that game. this year we found the ncaa's on the computer, which is a lot harder than you think b/c most services will provide a download after you log in with your pre-existing cable company....something we don't have.
as a generalization we are too busy to watch t.v. anyway. we read and sing at the dinner table, oldest daughter will play piano too, very , very pleasant.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||TV - What is Thing You Call TV?||
thinking it's almost time for that 3 months of TV. None during most of the year, but with college football season pending i'm guessing next week i'll call the satellite company and tell them to turn it on for 3 months. only for football, but it's just about that time of year...
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Michigan As The #3 Stadium?||
on what planet would that be true?
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Jeff - More Rhetorical||
as opposed to a serious 'warning', like for the alien invasion that we need to prepare for.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||At Least You'll Be||
with someone you love
|8 weeks 6 days ago||He Who Finds a Wife||
finds a good thing and finds favor with the Lord.
marriage is great. choose wisely (hopefully she says 'yes'!), and go from there. i used the element of surprise when i asked. i totally faked out mgofiance (now 18+ years mgowife) by popping the question at Christmas dinner in front of the whole family. good thing she said 'yes' on that one.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Don't Laugh||
you are all forgetting the volcano of april 2010 that diverted air travel all over the world for a few weeks. i had to find a last minute revised route to africa because europe was basically closed to air traffic.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||How Incredibly Stupid Is That?||
miss four games and give away how many hundreds of thousands of dollars each because dumb and dumber can't pass on sparking some herb, during the season no less. go green, go phatty blunt.
as the 3 stooges used to say, 'we got morons on our team'. i thought the lions had the market cornered in that regard. guess not.
|9 weeks 1 hour ago||East Side||
|9 weeks 1 hour ago||I'll Be Coaching Youth Football||
this weekend. then to see siblings at the cottage, one of whom lost is wife 2 months ago. will be a nice time to hang out and not have too many distractions as all of us are leaving our respective spouses and children home.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||NSFW means||
i'm so not hip....
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Playing Hockey at Michigan||
my favorite weight gain meal was a sister ann from pizza bobs, and i'd get a combo, chocolate chip/coffee milk shake.
playing football in socal, it would have been getting two 'double doubles' from in-n-out burger, with fries and a chocolate shake, or if i was at a diner i'd order like a dozen eggs over easy, 3 orders of wheat toast, and a roast beef sandwich. as they say, you've got to eat big to get big.
p.s. when we were growing up downstate my father and gordie were good buddies and the families were friendly. when my dad passed away 3 years ago he left me/us the jersey gordie gave him when i was born, his white red wings (at the time the away jersey) captain's jersey. us siblings donated it to the red wings and they have it up somewhere at the joe i believe.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Thank You for Posting Those||
i remember watching that 1986 game at the malibu inn, out in socal. go blue!
|9 weeks 1 day ago||So Justin, Answer the Questions||
enquiring minds want to know. what was your first job, etc.?
|9 weeks 1 day ago||What is Up With New Avatar?||
old one wear out?
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Beuhler? Beuhler?! BisB?||
yes nicole? my brother's best friend's neighbor's mechanic overheard someone saying that BisB answered a question in history class and nearly died. and then he went to michigan.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Beat Ohio||
but miller recover, so we can beat you again!
|9 weeks 1 day ago||And You Can See Him||
saying , 'aw fu....' stay classy, cleveland.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I Hope I Never Measure||
right and wrong by observing how a buckeye behaves and using that as a baseline. i mean, i get what you both are saying, but it's football, it's exciting and great fun, it's not life or death (it's more important than that, right?)
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Not nt?||
(old dog, new trick)
|9 weeks 1 day ago||All Cursed||
every last one of them.
black cleats, preferrably high tops, a little white stripe somewhere, that's about it.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I Remember Watching Miller||
his freshman year when he was playing us and running around the big house. i knew he was a wild card with throws, but man you could see the talent, big time. would much prefer to play them at full strength in columbus, no excuses, may he best team win. if he's not had a red shirt, assumedly he can come to A2 next year and play his final game at the big house. now that would be a fine resolution to this unfortunate injury.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||The Dirty Dozen||
with lee marvin, jim brown, charles bronson, and others. and if you post it 3 times, they'd be especially dirty and 3 dozen total.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Thank You||
but would not want this sound coming out of anything i own, and if one of our cows made that sound we'd put it down!
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Reminiscent of Animal House||
where belushi comes up with a plan and otter, while dabbing at his wounds says something to the effect of, 'no, bluto's right. crazy, but right. we could use conventional weapons and cost thousands of lives and millionsof dollars, or, we could...'
but mr. kass could just be on to something. what does mrs. k say?
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Sandperson Cheer?||
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Gangster Thug Punch||
had the dismissal coming from the word 'go'. Mich did the right thing observing the process so they don't have to eat his scholly. and while i don't wish the lad ill, i do wish him justice and for him that should harsher than the misdemeanors he is charged with. it would be great to think his character would change, but i wouldn't bet the farm on it.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||I Disagree re: Nothing Good after 0200 hrs||
you see, there was this one theta that.....
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Team Photo?||
either that, or we have really, really stacked that backfield and are now working with a new 'Nuss' secret weapon, the double-double tight end formation.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Where in Heavens||
did you get a secret photo of the turtle O-line? see the top photo, a pro-set, strong right, paint turtle flex. on two. ready, break!
bottom photo? i dunno, maybe those are state turtles i n the green and we're just piling on?
|9 weeks 4 days ago||What is "BPL"?||
bo's pool league?
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Thank You||
(oh, i just couldn't help myself!)
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Pinot Noir||
beringer. nice. oldest daughter made her super-duper home-made mac cheese for us for dinner. i coached the 2 oldest sons in their first football practice of the year. the lions are actually winning right now, 13-0. harvest time is here, including fruit. it is such a great time of the year.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||What Does 'nt' Mean?||
seen it a few times now....
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Got A Monkey||
on your back, just one more slug will drown you!
(see lynyrd skynrd, circa 1977)
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Kids Football Season Started||
this week too, both high school and pop warner. coaching time is here and although it will be a couple more weeks before games, as far as i'm concerned, football season is here right now.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Remember, Big Brother||
will be downloading your generated data too. as our youngest says, while he points alternately at his own eyes and then at you, 'i'm watching you....'
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Definitely Improved||
ads were no big deal. and i read dave brandon's explanation of improving cell coverage in the stadium, and i didn't feel like he was trying to sell me a pizza. it was....believable.
|10 weeks 15 hours ago||Cautious Optimism||
about the year. the fact that devin is such a class act and that he withstood so much last year (see: playing ohio with a busted foot) is part of the reason.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Vicious and Gutless||
been in lots of scrapes and that is bone-chilling cowardice on display. he planned that, he set it up, he waited for his shot, he clearly had others 'in' on the plan, and he is lucky it's not a homicide. piece of depraved scat.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||I Played Until Our 3rd Child||
was born. in fact, because mgowife was expecting and that particular child ended up being 12 days, late i missed games vs. miami and houston b/c i wouldn't travel until he was born. we've been blessed with more kids in the intervening years and i don't play anymore because of those concerns, but i'd say it can be done with 3 kids. all of mine encourage me to play now on a local semi-pro team, but i tell them 'it's not my time, it's yours. daddy had his fun'.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Coincidence||
my friend and i are/were a different era by a couple of decades from the lad walking on at Northwestern. my oldest brother played for the cats though, and i always pull for them except when they of course play michigan.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Used to Train With SEALS||
when we lived out west. my closest friend/neighbor was the commander of team 1. i always told him that i admired him for his exceptional combination of ability and humility - two things i pray for more of. i bet fitz keeps him on the team no matter what, as other mgobloggers have opined as well.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||OVER||
on every single one of those. in fact, double-over, including the first team to win 35 games in a single college football season. really. 35. you watch....
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Apparently My Sarc Meter||
is off. i'm sure it has to do with me being in nebraska right now....
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Lighten Up Francis||
i think most of us rightly are empathetic with the injured lads.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||I Am In Nebraska||
working behind enemy lines. my work here is done!
kidding aside, i hope those guys come back 100%. those are life-changing events.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||I'm Out Of State||
in enemy big10 territory. can i still get in on this?
incidentally, nebraska is hot, and fast, since the freeway speed is 75 mph. we better watch their ground game this year.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Cerrtainly Less Intense||
than other tri's, but fun. and magnus, i so wish i could get you that one driver's photo. your TTB write-up on her would be a classic.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Thank You For That Idea||
a definite possibility on the way home. other than the cluster muck drive through indiana and the start of illinois, the drive has been quite pleasant. we farm, so there was a lot to see from the road and i must confess to having some serious 'tractor envy' more than once as we plugged along. not enough to save illinois or iowa's season, but tractor envy nevertheless.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Family Camp;||
fly-fishing, rock climbing, water-skiing, even a triathlon to compete in. it took a lot of planning with our livestock getting cared for while we're away and we had to harvest crops and a whole bunch of animals before we left, but we got 'er done.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||A Wonderful Invite||
and if i get business down there i'll try to reach out and join you. in fact, i think we should have a few get-togethers with mgobloggers especially since football season is almost upon us. some good folks on the blog and would be fun to meet the humans behind the black and white flashy lights.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||It Means They're Getting the Band||
back together! but since i have never seen urbz and craig james together, it is my opinion that 5 female band members are in grave danger! remember, you heard it here first in the pigskin preview.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Statistics Can Be Fun||
especially when i decided that lots of those teams can go 0-12. i'm not going to let nebraska go 36-0 though, nope. maybe....9-3. sun is rising in a few minutes. i will watch those red bastards closely and see what i come up with. i might not have internet in the mountains though, so i'll have to take notes and get back to the mgogang.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Idea For A Big Event:||
win some football games!
go blue and have a great sunday.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||You Ring The Fire Bell||
over an apple app? man, i thought you were a nigerian prince who was about to be ransomed for 7 goats and $57 million (US) dollars. talk about overreaction.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Well Do Tell,||
why is it that we won't ever win another football game?
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Soccer? Stadium Full of 'Red'?||
bo is rolling over in his grave! what's next, coaches singing at senior dinner....oh. we did that. the RR guy. never mind.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||$0 - We Live in the Boonies!||
so there isn't cable service out here. we do have a TV, but it's not hooked up to anything. typically at labor day i will get a month-to-month satellite deal with direct TV and that will run us about $59-69/mo. we pull the plug after the nat'l championship game and no more TV until it's time for Michigan to play football again. used dish for this a couple of years but their customer service was apparently run by buckeyes.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Holy Wah!||
'ba dum bump' is the onomatopeia for the drum beat that accompanies the delivery of a punch line by those cheesey comedians. think henny youngman, 'take my wife, please!'
not down south tonight, though we are headed to colorado sunday for camping, rock climbing, waterskiing, fly-fishing and i even get to do a (short) triathlon. so it's all good even if we're not in da UP.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Yo, Thad, I told You||
the mgoworld wouldn't like it. fwiw, i didn't neg bang you man. better luck next time and go blue!
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Ba-Dum-Bump!||
go wings will be here all week folks. don't forget to tip the waitstaff or else they'll stop feeding him drinks. and remember, friday night is fish fry night so bring the whole family...