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|1 week 6 days ago||Jeter||
My understanding is that Jeter took one semester of classes as a freshman before going full-time baseball. I think his initial plan was to take one semester of classes a year and play in the minors the balance of the year, but the baseball escalated quickly.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||M-Den may have them in the future||
M-Den may carry them in the future. I don't know the current policy, but for a number of years--at least in the 90's and 00's--the M-Den carried the authentic helmets, with all of the accoutrements, including the "MICHIGAN" sticker above the face mask and the use warning sticker at the back right. My wife bought me one as a graduation present in 2002. It's proudly displayed in my office to this day.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Peyton wore #16||
Peyton wore #16 in college.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||Niyo||
Niyo was my hallmate in Markley (4th Frost) freshman year 1989-90.
|45 weeks 1 day ago||Fitzgerald's reaction||
Fitzgerald's reaction at the left edge of the frame is pure gold. I wish the gif went longer as I think the fist pump quickly turned into two arms outstretched downward pleading "WHAT JUST HAPPENED."
As it stands, it looks like spectacular sportsmanship as he celebrates Lewis's feat.
|50 weeks 3 hours ago||Dierdorf used "Big Blue" during the Utah broadcast||
During the radio broadcast/audio streeming of the Utah game, Dierdorf referenced Michigan as "Big Blue." It struck my ears as odd, too; but I think it is seeping into common usage.
|51 weeks 1 day ago||thanks||
Wow. Didn't expect a response from the master. On behalf of me and, I'm sure, countless others, thanks for your fantastic contribution to the Michigan football experience (assuming this is really you).
Beckmann's radio call took over for the in-person PA experience when my visits became less frequent. As my OP perhaps betrayed, I don't get to the Big House very often these days to hear the call live. Two degrees and 25 years of season tickets are both in the rear view mirror.
Someday I'll have to explain to my oldest son that his first Michigan game experience (at less than six months old) was the season opener on 9/1/2007. As I recall, they cancelled the game that day. I wonder what would have happened?
|51 weeks 1 day ago||not a shot at Brandstatter||
My OP wasn't intended as a personal shot at Brandstatter. He's being asked to do something that is very difficult and that he's never done before. His background and love of all things Michigan are great for color, but for play-by-play, you often need to very quickly convey who/what/where/when without extra words that don't address those issues. That doesn't play to his strengths. Cadence and style get bonus points, but I'd settle for knowing what happened on a given play. I'd be awful at it.
At times last year I could only gauge what happened by the degree of excitement or dejection in his voice as he said words that did not really describe the action for someone who wasn't watching it happen.
|51 weeks 1 day ago||all audio-only platforms||
Its the same source audio they stream. So, for all of you whippersnappers, this affects the interwebs, too. Yes, I'm old.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Reebock ---> Reebok (x2)||
There may be some insider snark that went over my head, but I think these are just typos in the post (which poked fun at "Adidas" v. "adidas" copy errors).
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Warrior||
I believe that Warrior, while still headquartered in MI, is now a subsidiary of New Balance (not kidding). If so, that's not going to fly with the swoosh.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||ump conversation||
I understood the mic'd ump conversation to be something along the lines of:
Third base up who made the call: "Hutch was asking for obstruction, but I did not have obstruction. Did you have obstruction?"
Home plate ump: "I did not have obstruction."
First base ump: "I did not have obstruction."
I didn't hear any of the umps indicate they saw it as obstruction (all wrong, but all in agreement). Did I miss that or is the summary in the post off? I've already erased it from the DVR.
On the "Its great. . . to be. . ." chant, I was an undergrad from '89-'93 and the first time I heard it at M was after the '97 OSU football game.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||May 1||
So today's the first day after April for IU hoops?
I'll see myself out.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||I don't have the answer||
I don't have the answer either, but I just don't see how the helmet-with-no-facemask could work today.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Crown = top||
It's pretty common to see a defender drop his head and light someone up with the very top of the helmet--the part that would still be there if the facemask was removed. I know that is what we/they are trying to get out of the game, but it just seems like allowing the possibility of someone taking a shot like that to the bare face is a nonstarter.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Remove face masks?||
I don't get the argument to remove the face masks, but keep the helmet. Doesn't that mean the other guy is going to use his helmet to smash your now unprotected face?
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Graph correction||
Based on this response alone, I think you need to move the Star Wars picture higher in your chart.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||First TD||
Q: First wolverine to catch a TD pass from Rudock?
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Ed Kengerski||
He was the sports guy for the CBS affiliate in Kalamazoo (WWMT-3) for quite a while. Is he now at U if M full time? Is he in addition to, or in place of, Doug Karsch?
|1 year 31 weeks ago||He's ecstatic||
He's ecstatic about the new situation.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Free pizza?||
What is this "free" you speak of?
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Not sure||
I've erased the recording, but I thought it was one more syllable than that. "City" was the only thing I could come up with.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Angry Morgan||
It was definitely an interaction with a manager - not a coach or McGary - that was picked up on TV. I rewound several times to try to figure it out, but it was too brief of a shot to get the context. The manager's expression instantly went from a celebratory "you da man" to an anxious "please don't hurt me, Mr. Morgan."
|2 years 25 weeks ago||"Neutral" scoring official||
Funny reaction by the scoring official in the background during the handshake line. Right after Beilein shakes hands with the second assistant after Painter.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||payback for late hit||
The defender that Butt demolished on the long Funchess run (second picture of the post) is the same guy who had received a personal foul for hitting Gardner late in the endzone. The television coverage had a pretty good view of the block, too.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||Bill Self's expression||
Self's expression said it all when he signaled that he wanted a "full" timeout after Burke hit the bomb at the end of regulation. It looked like he was wondering if the refs had something longer than a full timeout to offer. Maybe an intermission? A power outage? An adjournment?
|3 years 22 weeks ago||bench order||
I think the "stumbling white guy dance" is Bielfeldt. He seems taller than the guy to his left (camera's right), who I think is Vogrich.
It's grainy, but I'd put the order, left to right, as: Horford, LeVert, Stauskas (sans yellow top), Morgan, Bielfeldt, Vogrich, McLimans, Bartelstein, Akunne (not as demonstrative), Person.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||McGary Smash alternate ending||
On the McGary Smash play, I was hoping Trey would dump it down to McGary on the roll. At Trey's release, McGary is at about the free throw line, building a head of steam to the rim. As McGary looks back to see if the pass is coming, no one else is in the paint and the only defender even close (i) is flat footed and (ii) just saw what McGary did to the other guy.
No problem with Trey taking the shot himself, but the alternate ending had some potential too.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||shorts slightly baggier||
You could have made shorts for the whole 1989 team from the material used in a single pair of the "throwback" shorts.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||off-center numbers||
My recollection is that the NCAA made a rule change around 1990 that prohibited off-center numbering and we changed the jerseys to comply with that new rule. Missouri, and perhaps others, also had an off-center design that was similarly nixed. I don't know the current status of that rule or (if it still exists) whether a waiver can be obtained for a "thowback" game. Others have indicated that we have used the throwback look recently, but I can't remember such an instance (not saying it didn't happen).