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|1 hour 16 min ago||9-3||
Realistically, I think Utah, Staee and OSU are probable losses. And we could beat UT and still lose to MN or PSU.
But if we pull out a win in Salt Lake we could stand a good chance of going into the MSU game 6-0. If that is the case I like our chances of some big upsets down the stretch.
|2 days 7 hours ago||BMW||
535 when we lived in Europe. Thing was a twin turbo, bat-out-of-hell. You know you're moving when your father looks at you and says "please slow down to 100 MPH." Personal best on the Autobahn was 150 in that car.
Slowest would have to be the 1971 Bronco that I had. Had 300,000 miles on the body but the engine (302) and drivetrain were rebuilt and very solid. We lived in the high country in CO and I used it to get around in the snow. I don't think I got it up over 65.
|5 days 20 hours ago||7Up Bottling Co, 1985||
7up right out of school. Got what I thought was a great sales manager gig and promptly the rank and file went on strike. Management had to fill in. I made pop. People spat on my car as I went into the plant, and one guy threatened to break both my legs. 6 mos later I found myself next to him in the beer line at the Christmas party. Crazy.
Am drinking Glenlivet tonight; flying the Mooney to Steamboat for breakfast am tomorrow with the best mother-in-law ever. To quote Joe Walsh, life's been good to me so far.
|6 days 18 hours ago||First double post||
|6 days 19 hours ago||Agree, it's slow||
Baseball could fix its problems by allowing aluminum bats. That would raise the BAs across the board and address the stifling effect of relief pitching. I realize it would create a breach in the rule books, but why should a dying sport care about that?
I used to love watching college baseball, with two, three or four 400-hitters in a lineup--anything could happen. Come to think of it, that sounds a lot like the 1930s--the last time baseball was really exciting to watch.
|1 week 1 hour ago||Agree||
The Tigers' lack of popularity is interesting. If I were a baseball exec (or especially, owner) I'd be worried.
I come from the late baby boomer era and my first ballgame was opening day, 1966, at Tiger Stadium. My dad, who at 92 is still the greatest dad in the world (sorry other dads; you'll just have to fight over second place. That includes me) thought the perfect family outing was going to the ballpark. If you bought him a beer, he'd tell you how with his dad he saw Babe Ruth, probably in 1927 or 1928, hit a home run completely over the right field roof (which was 1 deck back then) and onto Cherry Street.
That said, for me it's:
1) Michigan football
|1 week 1 hour ago||Truth||
I kind of feel sorry for fans when they come here and hear "so and so screwed us almost 20 years ago" but jeez, Fulmer. And his vote against us in 97. And his whining about Woodson winning the Heisman. And the "we have the biggest stadium" ploy-- for what--6 games? Don't get into a capital expansion competition with the University of Michigan. You'll lose.
And orange is a nasty color.
|1 week 2 days ago||Yes||
This season's plot is a big disappointment. And chasing a sunk cost is always a bad idea.
Besides, last season's TD is not this season's. This one seems unwatchable.
|1 week 2 days ago||55-0||
Looks pretty good. I can remember a few games like that in Michigan Stadium.
|1 week 2 days ago||I've Lived||
In CO the last 25 years. I went to all three of those games. The two years after that (until we beat them here) were the worst.
|1 week 3 days ago||Keenan Wynn||
Col Bat Guano in Dr. Strangelove, one of the best movies ever.
"I think you're some sort of deviated prevert."
|1 week 3 days ago||Yes, start saving||
|1 week 4 days ago||Books||
You'll probably find yourself reading to him a lot. I suggest things like "Bo's Lasting Lessons" and "Football for Player and Spectator" as good starting points. It doesn't really matter what you read, only that you speak in a soothing voice, so you may as well read something that you enjoy.
Once I ran out of Michigan titles I switched to Hemingway.
|1 week 4 days ago||Horseshoe||
The Astrodome was pretty bad, too. Also agree re Tropicana. Terrible place to see a game.
|1 week 5 days ago||The Ghoul||
Got beaten to it. Anyway, he was really one-of-a-kind.
|1 week 5 days ago||Few things||
I'd have liked to see what Derek Jeter could have done had he stayed at Michigan instead of going to the Yankees. I wish I'd bought Apple in the 90s when it was a buck-something a share. And I think it would have been better for everyone involved had Archduke Franz Ferdinand taken a different route that day.
|1 week 5 days ago||Think||
Read the post yesterday and the WSJ story today. Anyway, think it is spot on.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I was there also||
And I remember how completely pissed off Bo was about it. I think he threatened to play inside an empty stadium if we didn't knock it off.
I also remember the first time we did it at Tiger Stadium too. Pretty sure it started there during 1984.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Great game||
(100th meeting; 2nd pic). Son and daughter came with on the long drive from CO. One loved MI football, the other couldn't have cared less.
The one who didn't care is the MGoSophomore. Funny how it all works out.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Woodson||
There was once a time when it was as exciting to see the defense on the field as the offense--more so, sometimes. You actually caught yourself looking forward to it. That was when #2 was out there.
In my lifetime there has been no one even close to him as both a talent and a playmaker. "Stellar" is a good start, but still unequal to the task.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Congrats!||
Attack illiteracy with Enthusiasm Unknown to Mankind!
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Nuthin' Better Than That||
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Spatchcock Chicken||
Off the MGoBBQ link from last fall. Glenlivet 12 to start, then a nice sauvignon blanc.
Wow, vacation question. Good one. While I lived in Europe I traveled everywhere. Really liked the Rhine. Loved going to Oktoberfest. MGoBride and I did a bike trip through Provence for anniversary XXV---that was nice. Took my dad to his WWII air base in England and thoroughly enjoyed the whole trip.
But really, I think the best place on earth is Yellowstone/Grand Teton. Glacier Nat'l Park is a close second. Grand Canyon is third.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||MGoThanks||
to Brian, the mods, and everyone who contributes around here to make this the best sports blog there is.
I can't help but think how different Michigan sports would be without it. If we really do live in a multiverse, somewhere there's one where Hoke is still on the sidelines, Brandon continues to find ever more creative ways to prostitute our dignity and debase our tradition, and we have the world's most hideous mascot, brought to you by Dunkin Donuts. All because Brian decided he had better things to do than start a sports blog.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Great Photo||
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Lagunitas||
IPA. With pizza.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Valhalla||
1979 play of the century against IU:
"And Bo is looking up at Fielding H Yost in football's Valhalla and saying, thank you Fielding Yost, thank you Fieldng Yost for that one"
Bo (knowing full well, I'm sure): "What is a Valhalla?"
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Nice!||
Thx Judge. Crazy, but all my WSJ reading lately has been about Greece. No way I would have caught this article unless you'd posted it.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||And the "Loo"||
No self-respecting person should have to use that word.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||My 2c||
I lived in Europe 2011-2014 and found Slingbox to be the gold standard and the expat sports fan's best friend. Not only was it like watching TV in the States, but we were able to DVR programming remotely and then stream it at our time, which was a great solution to the time zone problem.
Downside is cost. Depending on the cable/satellite hookup options at the host end, you could be paying for a lot of programming that you may (probably) don't care about.
I have Comcast here in the US and have had varying degrees of success with their remote access service for channels like BTN. Sometimes it works great, but more times than not it doesn't.