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|1 day 4 hours ago||Michigan finishes 11-1 and||
Michigan finishes 11-1 and beats USC in the Rose Bowl.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Zook was the best thing that||
Zook was the best thing that has happened to that tire fire since the 1980s. And, well, Zook is Zook.
|2 days 20 hours ago||Holes in the starting||
Holes in the starting rotation and still a subpar bullpen. Not sure what is left to build around re the latter.
|2 days 21 hours ago||Isn't Boomer Sooner a Yale||
Isn't Boomer Sooner a Yale ripoff though?
|2 days 21 hours ago||Michigan is number one. Then:||
Michigan is number one. Then: Georgia Tech, USC, Wisconsin, Yale ("boola boola")
|1 week 21 hours ago||It hurts just to read that. I||
It hurts just to read that. I love my wife very much and can imagine how much that hurts. I am sorry. There is just no way a random wise ass on the Internet could know that.
|1 week 21 hours ago||Didn't we lose to them in||
Didn't we lose to them in basketball last year?
|1 week 21 hours ago||Mirror Pond Pale. Quiet||
Mirror Pond Pale.
|1 week 1 day ago||Sigh. Leonard Cohen called this||
"Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
won't be nothing you can't measure any more
There'll be a breaking of the ancient western code
Your private life will suddenly explode...."
|1 week 3 days ago||Argos and Redux Books,||
Argos and Redux Books, Rose's, Mulligan's, Yesterdog? Hardly dude. EGR is accessible and pretty dope. It has culture, and nightlife, and is nearly Bohemian. Reminds me a lot of Ann Arbor, and there is a ton of support for the University of Michigan in EGR. Pretty much anyone can go to EGR and feel comfortable.
I would put Forest Hills, or the surrounding suburbs filled with Christian-schooled asshats ahead of EGR for snobbishness. Motherfuckers are obsessed with shit like who's a better Christian, oppressing their young, and repressing dissenting opinions. That is snobbery.
|1 week 3 days ago||Dombrowski is a pro, and his||
Dombrowski is a pro, and his record at Montreal and Detroit sets him in an elite group.
|1 week 4 days ago||...and then thank him for||
...and then thank him for delivering us Jim Harbaugh
|1 week 4 days ago||95% of the NFL games I have||
95% of the NFL games I have watched in the last ten years were Harbaugh-era 49ers games.
|1 week 5 days ago||As a Michigan fan, and also||
As a Michigan fan, and also someone who grew up with the Bad Boy Pistons, I feel two completely different ways about this news.
|1 week 5 days ago||The two or three weeks||
The two or three weeks leading up to the season are the most excruciating, always. Well at least after college. Then, it was two more weeks of playing basketball for four hours a day then going to the beach. Now, it's holding breath for injuries, or Freep expose.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||To be fair, nobody is going||
To be fair, nobody is going to go on the radio and just say, "I was in over my head."
I will not remember his time at Michigan fondly (but the Sugar Bowl was probably the best trip I ever took). He should count his blessings. He had the greatest job on the planet for four years, got to live in a big custom-built house, and eat steaks every night. Hoke will get another sniff somewhere. But he was complicit in Dave Brandon's bozo scheme, and carries around a lot of bitterness towards the media for someone who had a lottery ticket job, if you ask me.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Solid. Or at least a clear||
Solid. Or at least a clear upgrade from Spielman, Pam Ward, and some of the other slappies who have called Michigan games of late.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Peach Bowl has been elevated||
Peach Bowl has been elevated in the bowl hierarchy, as of last season. It had two top ten teams last season (TCU and Ole Miss).
I would take the OB Bowl. 5-3 in the Conference, and 3-1 in non-Conference, gets Michigan there. That means losses to Utah or BYU (but not both), Michigan State, Ohio State, and Penn State. I think it's more likely Michigan beats one of Ohio State, Michigan State, or Penn State, and picks up a loss somewhere else (say, at Minnesota or Maryland).
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Four Rose Bowls, one Sugar,||
Four Rose Bowls, one Sugar, one Outback, and eight or nine Motor City (or successor). Top of the heap is '98 Rose.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||That is priceless footage! My||
That is priceless footage! My father and uncles brought in coolers full of beer in the 1970s.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||The issue is of course||
The issue is of course logistics. The Big House is not suited for folks getting up for any reason during the game and coming back--even for admirable reasons, like getting another beer.
This somehow works at the Rose Bowl. But really only for halftime beers.
I suppose I am at "yes, with reservations."
|2 weeks 4 days ago||In loco parentis? No||
In loco parentis? No thanks.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Central Michigan played in an||
Central Michigan played in an epic bowl game last year hosted by this resort.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||This set the stage for a||
This set the stage for a tremendous decade. This memory is clear. It was in the 90's in West Michigan. One of the most hyped up match-ups in this series. And a small mesaure of revenge after the '88 and '89 games (not to mention the year before, when Michigan was up 10 in the fourth quarter, and ND got a fluke bounce on a third down catch).
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Williams is a solid school||
Williams is a solid school but at minimum it has to be good for the dude to be in a proper college town.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Harmony had some pretty good||
Harmony had some pretty good brews the last couple times I was there (e.g., Fiddlestix IPA). As with a lot of smaller brewers, it is hit or miss with respect to what they have around. The first time I went to Grand Rapids Brew Co. they were completely out of their own beer.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||In GR itself, here are my||
In GR itself, here are my favorites, ranked:
1. Perrin Brew Co.
3. Harmony Brew Co.
4. Grand Rapids Brewing Co.
5. The Mitten Brewery
6. Brewery Vivant
It is also worth a trip to Hop Cat, which has many great beers on tap. Finally, the Grand Rapids Airport has a Bells cafe, which is no substitute for going 45 minutes to Kalamazoo, but it has five or six Bells beers on tap.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Got a grill for father's day||
Got a grill for father's day and now (1) I do the grocery shopping and (2) we cook out 3 or 4 times a week.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Stay on for two years and||
Stay on for two years and gracefully hand off to a pro from a peer school. He needs to weed out some DB cronies and set up a sustainable model before Michigan transitions to what is next.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Good thread. Summer in LA||
Good thread. Summer in LA living on the beach on a blow up bed with UCLA students and nights in Venice. Thai food, basketball on the beach, and the first time having an adult paycheck