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|3 weeks 6 days ago||http://www.mgoblue.com/sports|
|3 weeks 6 days ago||We are #1||
With 4 (Brady x 3 and Desmond). 4 schools are tied with 3 -- Georgia, ND, USC and Alabama.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Barber||
Excellent call on Barber. I would swap Cosell for Michaels, but otherwise agree with your list. Michaels goes on the second tier only because there are just 4 slots.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Only one mention of Red Barber?||
People always forget the old school broadcasters that they never heard live when making these lists. My first team all Mt. Rushmore is:
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Two Buck Chuck||
is now Four Buck Chuck.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||If you're looking for famous||
If you're looking for famous people that own wineries: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_celebrities_who_own_wineries_and...
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Ron Paul||
Edit: Third Place for me
|11 weeks 5 days ago||1995 Sugar Bowl & 2004 Hawaii Bowl||
Va Tech beat Texas -- Jim Druckenmiller vs. James Brown ("The hardest working man in the Southwest Conference") in what I believe was the last game in the history of the SWC.
Latter game was Hawaii bombing UAB in the June Jones era. They hit the over in the 2nd quarter -- always fun when Hawaii is in the game. Plus, it's Hawaii, so there's that.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Ridiculous predictions||
Some of these predictions make zero sense. There's no possible way that Ohio State gets left out of the playoff. They're No. 2 already and just beat No. 3. This is a done deal, folks.
The only debate is which conference champs other than Alabama get in. It'll be interesting if Clemson and Washington both win to see who gets left out between those 2 and the winner of Penn State-Wisconsin. I'd put Wisconsin as 50-50 to get in over Washington, but Penn State's odds would be low. I think they get left out, and there will be screaming from Happy Valley about it, somewhat rightfully so.
Obviously, if just one of Clemson and Washington should lose, the committee's job will be easy, regardless of the noise that the Big 12 and the ACC/Pac 12 loser will make. What would be very interesting is if Clemson, Washington AND Oklahoma all lose. Does the committee have the guts to put 3 Big Ten teams in the final 4, given that the next best team would be Colorado, which everyone knows Michigan pasted early in the season? Highly improbable that 3 teams from the same conference would go to the semi-finals, as there would be a revolt everywhere else in the country. Oklahoma State probably doesn't have the resume to get into the top 4 either, even with a win over Oklahoma in that ultimate chaos scenario. Would be fun to see it, though, to watch the committee squirm. Imagine a final 4 of Alabama, Ohio State, Big Ten champ and Colorado -- Michigan beat 2 of the 4 and lost to a third in a controversial 2OT finish. I think Harbaugh's head, and MGoBlog, will explode if it happens....
|13 weeks 4 days ago||I guess...||
...you need to work on your delivery.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Nope||
Tier 2 has OSU (which should be in Tier 1 -- they are the No. 2 team in both polls and won't drop if they don't lose), Wisconsin and Washington.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Uh....||
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Ditto||
I watch the majority of the games that are important to me on delay when the family goes to bed, and pick and choose the few really important ones to watch live. I still try to go to games in person -- get to Ann Arbor at least once a year -- but even for local teams, it's far less frequent than it was 20 years ago.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||If you're referring to the||
If you're referring to the reference to "the final tally" in the article you linked, that wasn't a reference to the score, but rather the number of possible recruits that showed up. 200 were expected, but less may have showed up due to the rain.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Another thing||
The reason nobody remembers this happening during a Buckeyes game is because it's only done by the home team's band when the road team's band isn't there. It's a courtesy for the away team's fans that don't have a band of their own at the game, and the RU band leader said that the same courtesy had been extended to their fans at other Big Ten games when their band didn't travel.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Why do you even care about||
Why do you even care about this? I was there, and I thought it was a classy move on their band's part. They played their fight song right after ours. Got a nice hand from us in one of the (many) Michigan sections.
|21 weeks 10 hours ago||Beat the Badgers!||
It's Friday! Beat the Badgers!!!
|21 weeks 2 days ago||In case I wasn't clear, a||
In case I wasn't clear, a benefit of buying these tickets is that there is absolutely NO risk associated with them -- you're purchasing directly from the ticket office, so it's not a secondary source. For any other AA members other than you that might be interested, the block has just 13 tickets left in it -- first come, first served.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||Just emailed you....||
Just emailed you....
|21 weeks 2 days ago||Tickets||
If you're a member of the Alumni Association, the NYC-area clubs have tickets left in their block. These would be purchased directly from the Michigan Ticket Department, but can only be bought by members of the AA. Tickets are $70 each, plus a $10 processing fee for the order, so $220 for 3 seats together in the corner end zone.
If you're in the AA and interested, send me your contact info and I'll send you the info you need to purchase the tickets. FYI, the deadline to buy for the Maryland game through this program is a week from Friday.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||34-17, Michigan||
|22 weeks 11 hours ago||Birthday||
It's not just Friday -- it's my birthday today, and (way more importantly) my daughter's 11th birthday too!
|22 weeks 3 days ago||113||
113 is the main section that the alumni club in NJ secured, but that's sold out, from what I understand. The sections around it (112) are also going to be heavily saturated with Michigan fans and alums.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||This is a terrible post. 3||
This is a terrible post. 3 games into a new scheme and we are discussing whether we're disappointed? Talk to me midway through Year 2.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Michigan 33, Colorado 13||
Michigan 33, Colorado 13
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Sports Tradition||
Don't remember that one, but we did traditionally sing the Canadian national anthem (as a hockey homage) before the end of the year event that the incoming Editor in Chief hosts.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Larkin & Sabo||
I got to meet both Larkin and Sabo at Shea Stadium in 1990, and I did a 10-question Q&A with both of them on the field during batting practice for the Daily. Larkin was the nicest guy you'd ever meet, and was truly astonished to be talking to a Michigan Daily reporter in that setting. Many forget that Hal Morris was the 1B for that Reds team in 1990, making 3/4 of the infield Wolverines -- unfortunately I didn't get to talk to him that day (he may have been injured -- I don't recall). While it's not the most exciting piece ever, with the Daily archives now available on the web, here's a link to the Q&A if anyone is interested in it:
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Daily Sports Writer/Editor||
I was a sports writer/editor from 1998 to 1991 ("Catcher In the Ry") and covered the football team in 1990. My funniest story, though, is from 1989, when I was (supposed to be) covering the Women's Basketball Tip-Off luncheon in Indianapolis. 4+ hour drive from A2, only to get into a car accident 2 blocks from the convention center right in front of the Indiana Statehouse. Car was undrivable, so I sent the younger reporter into the event to get the story, while I spent the entire afternoon figuring out how the heck we were going to get home. Had to have a friend drive all the way from campus to pick us up. The Daily picked up the cost of the accident, which unfortunately cost the paper the ability to send extra people to tournament games. That was not good, but it happens.
Best part -- the young reporter was John Niyo. Didn't bat an eye through the whole thing and handled the story with aplomb. Terrific guy.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||It was his last day in his||
It was his last day in his office on the 86th floor of the North Tower.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Hoboken||
I was on my way out of my building -- I worked just 10 minutes away in Secaucus -- when my neighbor told me that a plane had hit one of the towers. Went back inside and listened to my friend, Jim Gartenberg, essentially give a play-by-play of what was happening. Jim had been president of the NYC alumni club while I was in the same role for the NJ club. As has been well document, we lost Jim that day. Also had a very recent ex lose her father (Alger Funds) and brother (Cantor Fitzgerald). The aftermath in Hoboken of those scouring hospitals and posting signs looking for lost loved ones to no avail is something I will never, ever forget.