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|1 year 20 weeks ago||This is the most mgoboard||
This is the most mgoboard post ever.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Last night Rick's was the||
Last night Rick's was the Gibney's of Ann Arbor.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||There was a parking lot||
There was a parking lot across the street.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Got tickets in the student||
Got tickets in the student section, so I didn't experience any of the ticket problems that you guys are talking about.
We stayed in Ybor City. Despite every Tampa local telling us to avoid it and saying that it was sketchy, we liked staying there and never had a single problem.
Ybor was kind of strange--on the weekends the bars and clubs were packed to the gills like it was Bourbon Street, but during the weekdays there would only be 4 or so people in each bar, even on the night after the game. The trolley system was very convenient so we spent some time in Channelside and Downtown as well, but it was kind of unfortunate that there wasn't a central nightlife area to find bowl fans. I suppose the metro area is so big that lots of people stay outside of the immediate city.
One beef I had with Tampa is that we spent midnight on NYE downtown watching the fireworks, and then afterward it was literally impossible to get back to Ybor for bars/clubs because the trolley stopped running shortly after midnight and every cab in the city was booked. As a result we didn't really get to party because it took us 2 hours to find a cab and there were barely any bars open downtown.
I disagree with people saying that the stadium situation sucked. From Ybor it was only a 15 minute or so drive without bad traffic, and we found a parking lot to tailgate in for $10 or so just a ten-minute walk from the stadium.Leaving the stadium we were able to take a sidestreet so we didn't run into any traffic there either. Atmosphere at the game was kind of lame--especially in the student section--but I wasn't really expecting something crazy for a mid-tier bowl.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Tell me more.||
Tell me more.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Tell me more about this||
Tell me more about this "rage"
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Walk to the graves, smash||
Walk to the graves, smash buckeyes, some stories might be told but it's a relatively brief affair. No official u involvement. Attendance widely varies based on the importance of the game (HBO sent a crew to film it in 06) but I'd guess 20-40 is a good range to expect.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||I'm famous!||
Horray! I'm slightly internet famous!
|2 years 13 weeks ago||You've never heard of the US||
You've never heard of the US Open Cup? I wish more American soccer fans actually paid attention to American soccer...
In any case, a non-MLS team hasn't won the Cup since 1999 so I'm pretty happy for the Bucks to have beaten an MLS side.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Horray, Jem and/or League of||
Horray, Jem and/or League of Legends reference!
|2 years 26 weeks ago||I hate them. Off-color||
I hate them. Off-color sleeves? Ew. Should have stuck with the beauty pagent look.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||It wasn't wasn't Lloyd Brady.||
It wasn't Lloyd Brady.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
I was at Pat's earlier tonight along with what seemed like every other Michigan fan in New Orleans. You couldn't walk two feet without running into somebody that you knew.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||How do we know that the||
How do we know that the announcement is actually happening? I'd expect a credible news source (TomVH, Rothstein, Brian, etc.) to say something about it, but the only people talking about it are on forums like this one and we're hardly a credible source.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||This is being overblown. The||
This is being overblown. The Fiesta Bowl rep was there because he's also the Insight Bowl rep. Men from all of the top B1G bowls were there yesterday, excepting the Rose Bowl.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Look, I don't know Mark||
Look, I don't know Mark Madden's track record with things like this but this really sounds like irresponsible journalism to me. I'm not saying that it can't be true, but there's a reason why real media outlets (Brian included) don't publicize rumors, even with disclaimers included.
Publishing sensational rumors without sourcing or evidence is flat-out dangerous and it disgusts me that they're throwing out these allegations for the public to eat up while still trying to cover their asses in case they're wrong
Journalism 101: if you're not confident enough in your sources or evidence to publish it without the "rumor" disclaimer, don't publish it in the first place. Every outlet latching onto this rumor is being wildly irresponsible.
|2 years 49 weeks ago||Looks good, and I'm still||
Looks good, and I'm still there under the "Shop" tab so it's all good.
The nav bar on the bottom is a tragedy, though.
|2 years 51 weeks ago||Or camp out in a bar for an||
Or camp out in a bar for an hour or two after the game while traffic clears out.
|2 years 51 weeks ago||I'm surprised that nobody has||
I'm surprised that nobody has recommended Bar Louie per Brian's recommendation. Ashley's is a great location and the best beer selection in town, but nobody will ever confuse them for a sports bar. Bar Louie is probably second to Ashley's when it comes to beer selection away from Main Street, and they have a much better TV situation (and better food).
It kind of sucks that it's a chain, but I definitely think that Bar Louie is the place you want to go.
|2 years 51 weeks ago||Either. I find that||
Either. I find that "tailgate" is more commonly used among students even when it doesn't involve food or parking lots.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||Detroit is my first choice||
Detroit is my first choice for a job location. Whether or not I'll be able to find a job remains to be seen.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
The Maize Rage was on the opposite side of the court from the band so we couldn't hear anything.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||I see Lloyd a fair amount||
I see Lloyd a fair amount because I make my way to a lot of Michigan games (but I'm sadly not quite as famous as he is). I wouldn't say that he's embraced his fame but he's generally very good-humored about it and, in my experience, goes entirely by Lloyd Brady and I have no idea what his real name is or really any desire to know what it is. Two basketball home games ago somebody asked him to autograph his shirt and he actually signed it. It was pretty funny.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Only '"Gary Bettman Kidnapping" The" showed up on my iPhone....you really had my hopes up.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||As somebody who made the trip||
As somebody who made the trip to East Lansing, I was particularly tickeled by the threads about how we outdid the Izzone.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||I don't think the goalies are||
I don't think the goalies are worth anything but later picks.
In terms of skill no goalie really stands head and shoulders above the rest and because it's an All-Star game you're going to be switching goalies every so often anyway. Give me a proven scorer like Ovechkin with the first pick because you know a guy like him could reasonably drop 4 goals in the All-Star game.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||By power rankings, I'm||
By power rankings, I'm referring to what my draft board would be, were I Nick Lidstrom.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||I suppose you're entitled to||
I suppose you're entitled to your opinion, but I'm much more inclined to take an established star over somebody like Stamkos who has put up gaudy stats in a season or two. I guess we'll have to wait until the actual all-star game to see who has the better strategy here.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||I'm hoping that Crosby||
I'm hoping that Crosby doesn't play at all.
Also, does this mean that we'll be able to buy "Team Lidstrom" jerseys?
As long as I'm at it, power rankings!
5. Henrik Sedin
8. Dan Sedin
9. Mike Green
This All-Star game is pretty weak for goalies and defensemen if you ask me.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||"The sheer amount of drama||
"The sheer amount of drama and bs that follows this...honor is ridiculous"
Couldn't have said it better myself...