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|3 days 3 hours ago||That Colgate game was my first ever at Yost||
If I remember correctly Michigan dominated the game and Colgate's goalie put on a clinic.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Explained in this article||
Explained in this article. Essentially, he wasn't doing well in class, wanted to play a higher level of football, and wanted to move back some place that was warmer/closer to home.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||It wasn't really an attempt||
It was more of a survey. The idea was pitched to the group by the Maize Rage and The Zone, if I remember correctly. The results ended up being 2-1 or 3-1 in favor of not going official (which is exactly how it should be). Even if they inexplicably had been in favor I doubt it would have happened.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Zingerman's is massively||
Zingerman's is overrated.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Because if I had a kid (and I||
Because if I had a kid (and I don't), I could teach him (or her) a lesson using parenting skills that I would never dream of doing to another kid (i.e. I can't ground someone else's kid for a month, take away priveleges, etc.).
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Stupid mouse||
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Your PS line makes no sense.||
Your PS line makes no sense. Of course you're not going to call the police if your kid destroyed your property. Except in this case it was someone else's property. Invalid argument.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Give it up||
The Pointes also banned Poles during that time as well. I'm well over half Polish and never had a problem while growing up. People know the history, and the vast majority put it behind them because it just doesn't matter as much anymore. It is nowhere near as prevalent as it used to be. Those days are dead. Is there still a sense of entitlement? Absolutely. Are you going to be run out of town for being Jewish/Black/etc.? No.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Grosse Pointe South is fine.||
Grosse Pointe South is fine. North has had its issues over the past few years and was never as good as South (note: I went to South so bias does play a bit of a role). It's slid backwards a bit since I left (late 2000s) but it's still a good district.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Uniquenames are hit and miss||
People who have worked at Michigan in the past (like Tolbert) but are no longer around still have uniquenames. For example, Hunter Lochmann still has a uniquename even though he is no longer working at Michigan. Ty Wheatley Sr. also has a uniquename, but he's listed as an alum.
The interesting one is Fred Jackson, who, if this is accurate, is listed as a retiree. https://mcommunity.umich.edu/#profile:fredjack
|20 weeks 1 day ago||It wasn't||
This was the Blue Water to Port Huron.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||It's still said||
But almost no one remembers that particular gesture anymore.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||Someone else can better explain this||
But it's my understanding that Dekers essentially got absorbed by the AD. It still exists, but as a shell of its former self.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||As someone who was a student pre and post renovations||
There was a noticeable difference going into the 2012-13 season from the previous year. The whole place just felt different, and not in a good way. And that was before the team tanked
|27 weeks 2 days ago||It shouldn't matter, but it does||
I fully agree that, in the end, his intention shouldn't matter. Unfortuantely, he's driven a wedge so deep in between himself and students/alumni/fans that decisions like this are questioned almost instantly, even though they should be looked upon in a positive light. It's hard for people to overlook being misled/blown off at almost every turn and not question something like this, especially given the timing. Is it right? Not necessarily. Is it understandable? Absolutely.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||I won't shit on him for lowering prices||
Good for him. It's about time. And credit to him for finally getting that part right, even if I don't entirely believe that he did this on his own.
I will, however, shit on him for not pursuing this relationship with students in the first place. He never should have waited four years to do stuff like this. He never should have blown them off in the first place. It's too late to call this relationship "important" and not be laughed at. If it were actually important, he shouldn't have destroyed it in the first place.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||3:00 PM||
It's in Flint. Link.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||I'd add one other thing||
See if they'd be willing to scrap the validation fee required for the student section. That should eliminate a few (or a lot) of the no shows since students can sell their tickets, and those who buy won't have to worry about paying an extra $40 or $50 in addition to the ticket.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||You want an actual rebuttal?||
Fine. Here. The Free Press report was full of holes, misconstrued quotes, and other irregularities (to put it nicely). The entire student body knew it and therefore didn't take it seriously. Perhaps you forgot that the old BOX house put up a sign that said "Rosenberg punches dolphins" in response to the story. Athletics never gave anyone a real reason to protest those games because everyone involved knew the article was crap.
Contrast that with the attitude of the athletic department since Brandon has taken over. The students have been treated like crap. Donors feel alienated. The only ones who seem to be happy are the athletes themselves (I don't blame them for that) and those who have an obscene amount of money to donate.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||Except it's not||
I've wanted Brandon gone since 2012. And I know I'm not the only one.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Hey Dave||
If your relationship with the students was actually "outstanding" then they wouldn't be protesting at the president's house calling for your resignation/firing.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||It's over 10,000||
As of about five minutes ago.
|30 weeks 5 days ago||This remains one of the best things ever posted||
|30 weeks 6 days ago||Yes, but if the band alone is||
Yes, but if the band alone is responsible for getting a Weather Channel anchor to show up then I'll be shocked.
|30 weeks 6 days ago||Yes, because Michigan really||
Yes, because Michigan really needs someone from the Weather Channel to create a wow experience at halftime. That's definitely going to create a good memory for everyone and make them want to come back.
|30 weeks 6 days ago||Possibly quite long?||
A large portion of the student body would line up for that, as would most recent alumni. Then add everyone else...
|31 weeks 12 hours ago||Sat with a giant pack of Utah||
Stood with a giant pack of Utah fans in section 1 at the end. The ones I talked to while waiting in Crisler loved the arena as well.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||How did the hipster burn his tongue?||
He sipped his coffee before it was cool.
For reference, there are a ton of great ones in the comments here.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||In that vein||
A baby seal walks into a club.
|35 weeks 3 days ago||The lack of a track is only||
The lack of a track is only going to increase the intimidation factor there. They did a good job with the renovations.