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|2 days 8 hours ago||obv. Russell||
|4 days 50 min ago||seconded...||
Thanks for an awesome summary/trip down memory lane!
|4 days 6 hours ago||"He loved ice skating."||
...in a grand old barn full of championship banners.
|1 week 4 days ago||another underrated guy on D||
...that year was James Hall. great LB along with Gold & Dhani
|1 week 4 days ago||yup||
I'd have to go with Glen Steele too; such an incredible motor on that guy, and he had a knack for getting home on key plays all season long...
another great guy on that team was Zach Adami; he and I had a bunch of mutual friends from high school, and he was solid on that line... all the young 'uns on the blog make me feel old too - the '97 season was the fall of my senior year, and other than the Iowa game I was at every game (in awesome senior seats) that season... it was definitely as glorious as you might imagine - hope we can get back to that level soon
|1 week 5 days ago||TC weather is the best of all 4 seasons||
I personally love the weather in TC, even and especially now
We are basically the same latitude as Green Bay, but since we are on the east side of the lake, we get more lake-effect snow and therefore, have tons of opportunities to ski/snowboard/XC/snow-shoe/ice-fish/fat-bike now that winter is here, and all of the trails/forests/lakes to do all those things are literally within a stone's throw of town;
I personally prefer lots of snow to a cold winter where there is no snow, or one where there's just enough to turn to muddy slush all over the roads/trails/sidewalks; southeast michigan always bummed me out that way, and even when we did have conditions there that are favorable (I've lived in AA, Saline, Huntington Woods, East Lansing, and Dearborn), it's usually a somewhat significant drive to get somewhere that isn't crowded (Stoney Creek, Kensington, etc.).
I will say, however, that the relative lack of diversity is real, especially compared with a big city with an internationally reknowned university. Within the city limits, the population of TC is a shade under 20k so it's not a huge town to begin with, and even though the surrounding areas raise the overall population to ~75-80k, it has historically primarily been just a vacation community; that is slowly-but-surely changing now that we've got more of a year-round population growing in the area, and while we aren't "there" yet, I honestly think it is on the upswing towards being a more diverse community. many of us are working on, among other things, trying to get more affordable housing within the city, and some of those efforts are starting to come to fruition now: http://www.record-eagle.com/news/local_news/housing-project-recaptures-grant-money/article_9b4c0896-fdcd-5b87-9965-b51b9e910767.html?mode=print more and more jobs are coming to the area as well, but that is variable, of course, depending on your field.
I guess the bottom line is, yes, TC has actual winter, however, you can still get outside and enjoy lots of recreational options, or stay in town and enjoy amazing culinary delights, as well as tons of awesome local breweries; my family and I love all those options (we have two boys), and while it is a "small town", the community of people here is really great.
**steps down off of local tourism board-ish soapbox**
|1 week 5 days ago||that one is still my favorite, so...||
|1 week 5 days ago||AA is awesome, but don't sleep||
on Traverse City; great schools, good time to get into local real estate, and so many recreation options in all seasons just out your back door
|1 week 5 days ago||the jug||
is coming home; honestly think we'll do well enough to survive the OOC sched (with Harbaugh keying on NOT losing his first game, and BYU being the primary potential hiccup thereafter); think the MSU, PSU and OSU games will determine the season, as they have in the past; reasonable to expect to beat at least one of those teams (despite hoping for all 3, of course)... so I think we come in at 9-3 too
|1 week 6 days ago||RIP Roy Tarpley||
not sure whether any diarists want to separate this out into a new thread, and this may be more relevant for those of us who remember pre-fab5, pre-1989 UM BBall of the Garde Thompson, Antoine Joubert, Gary Grant era anyway, but former cager Roy Tarpley has passed away: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/college/university-michigan/2015/01/09/report-ex-michigan-nba-player-tarpley-dead/21530499/
|1 week 6 days ago||Tolbert introduction video||
from mgoblue.com: http://www.mgoblue.com/collegesportslive/?media=480732
|1 week 6 days ago||not just famous...||
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Wynalda's free kick||
...was on our end of the field, and we had end-zone seats with a perfect angle to watch it curve into the corner... beauty that. awesome atmosphere as well: swiss fans with flags everywhere, including a huge flag outside the silverdome hoisted up between two cranes - safe to say they did not anticipate a draw with the US...
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Herbstreit claiming...||
...that the "Honeymoon is over" once the meeting takes place...
|2 weeks 4 days ago||you forgot||
...his meeting with the Raiders, which is at the same time
|2 weeks 6 days ago||damn man...||
after reading that, I just want to be in the program to get my back and core right with a regimen like that...
thanks for the link; excited to see how this (hopefully) pays great dividends for our boys in blue
|3 weeks 2 days ago||this doesn't get old...||
..and neither does the album from your avatar; +1 for that indeed
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Harbaugh||
is apparently going to Harbaugh at Michigan, and Harbaughing all of the B1G will soon commence... I think my heart just grew at least three Harbaughs today #HarbaughHarbaughHarbaugh
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Cousin... why a spoon?||
'cause it's dull, you twit! it will HURT MORE!
|4 weeks 6 days ago||just chiming in so that it's clear to anyone reading||
...that the MGoBlog community is well aware that "the middle east," and "Africa" and "SE Asia" are not countries, and that the notion of "democratically chosing a government" in actual war-torn nations and/or to establish democratic processes in historically impoverished/developing nations is an intensely complicated undertaking, often involving the destablization of entrenched figures with significant power who do not take kindly to attempts to establish any process involving "the people"...
in other words, this topic is worthy of high-level academic inquiry and a gift like this supporting such academic work is a big deal--one of many reasons as to why this university continues to represent the Leaders and Best.
|5 weeks 2 hours ago||what i absolutely agree with and||
take solace in at this point is that, while we aren't yet at the signed-contract/press-conference point yet, we are consistently seeing incremental progress and basically all credible reporting is moving in the right direction; knock-on-wood and all that, and there are certainly plenty of ways this could go sideways, but going from 60-40 to 61-39 then 62-38 etc. etc. feels about as good as one could hope for at this point...
|5 weeks 5 hours ago||this could be a mutual||
parting of the ways; ie. since the team and JH are the parties to the contract that involves the payment of the reported $5M (I haven't seen this doc anywhere...?) they could certainly reach another agreement between the two of them to a lower buyout figure or even no buyout at all (just a cancellation of the last year of the contract). Hackett being involved could be helping to facilitate this kind of resolution, but I guess we'll have to see how it shakes out to know for sure...
|5 weeks 3 days ago||plus one||
for the Blues Brothers reference
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I was just there over||
thanksgiving break (my brother in law was coaching in the Chicago Prep Bowl), and it was striking to me how small (in a good way) it felt on the inside... seemed like all of the seats have good lines of sight and should feel close to the action. Enjoy!
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Harbaugh:||
I'm So Meta Even This Acronym
|6 weeks 5 days ago||due diligence||
there are plenty of reasons to reach out to Coach Miles now, and as indicated above, doing so does not have to have any sort of exclusionary effect on the Harbaugh of Harbaughcisco... in most business scenarios (and coaching searches as well), if you failed to check off an obvious box on your to-do list for candidates, you would be accused of not having done your due diligence in properly weighing all your options. i am clearly on the Harbaugh-train, but i really can't read "UM reached out to Miles" as anything other than "we were always going to talk with him at some point, and today became that 'some point'"... if there was an offer involved, that would be different, but there's no indication there was discussion of an offer; moving on...
|6 weeks 5 days ago||fully acknowledge that this is unverifiable...||
...from a link/source perspective, but earlier today Gregg Henson discussed this exact point by claiming that one of his "connected" sources has told him that Jack Harbaugh has told Jim (so, hearsay upon hearsay...) that if you take the Michigan job, you stay there until you're done.
if you're inclined to listen to him say it directly, here's the link http://gregghenson.com/podcast-me-on-wbbl-in-grand-rapids-this-am/
since you can't really rule it out completely, I think Hackett just has to consider that the possibility that JH may look at the league again at some point in the indefinite future (having gotten us turned around to the point where people say Michigan is "back"), is simply a risk that we have to be willing to take...
|6 weeks 5 days ago||excellent et cetera||
not trying to re-Harbaugh another thread, but glad to see Brian agrees with Harbaughing all of the Harbaughness.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||absolutely||
although continuing proper habitat conservation efforts for these guys is key...
“The wolverine is a famously tough creature that doesn’t back down from anything, but even the wolverine can’t overcome a changing Coaching climate by itself,” said Earthjustice attorney Adrienne Maxwell. “To survive, the wolverine needs the protections that only the
|6 weeks 6 days ago||wishing you all the best Ace||
your reporting and contributions to the blog have always been greatly appreciated, but they pale in comparison to the importance of your personal well-being and health. Here's hoping you, your family, and your doctors, can help get you back up to full health; we'll keep you in our thoughts... take care!