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|10 hours 6 min ago||I remember reading the Freep||
I remember reading the Freep and Detroit News were offering buyouts to everyone in the newsroom to meet 2017 budgets. Such a mess.
Being a former journalist, I have friends and family that keep asking me, "don't you want to work at the Freep or Detroit News? You'd be back local and close to family and could do journalism." I then politely try to explain how the business of journalism (and the media for that matter) has been in a downward spiral for the past decade and remind them that I had to take three weeks of furloughs over a two-year period at USA TODAY (not to mention see plenty of good editors and writers lose their jobs unceremoniously because of budget cuts around this time of year).
|1 day 12 hours ago||I remember being in awe when||
I remember being in awe when he went back up in space in 1998, 36 years after his being the first American to orbit the Earth. Definitely an American hero and legend...Godspeed, John Glenn.
|6 days 13 hours ago||The Orange Bowl is the Orange||
The Orange Bowl is the Orange Bowl. I don't understand the crying over a Dec. 30 bowl (it's a NYD game that's getting bumped because of a combo of the current system and the way the calendar is at the end of 2016/start of 2017 with New Year's Day falling on a Sunday). It's still in the top tier of bowl games.
Also: Playing Florida State would be intriguing even if it's not a playoff game. We haven't played the Seminoles since 1991 when Amp Lee left a wake of destruction at Michigan Stadium. We won the first meeting in 1986.
That all said, a Virginia Tech win would be nice tonight to give ourselves some hope of playing for a shot at the national championship. If that doesn't happen, bring on Jimbo & Co.
|1 week 1 day ago||More from ESPN||
Link to the story.
|1 week 2 days ago||I actually do interact with||
I actually do interact with these people both in person and electronically (facebook, emails, texts, calls, etc)...so yes, they are actual friends.
|1 week 2 days ago||Out of the approximately 5||
Out of the approximately 5 Buckeye friends that I have, only one commented and said that we played really well. I know that was a sincere comment since that person's not one of the stereotypical nuts that loves rubbing it in (one of those 5 Ohio State friends, unfortunately, is and I've had to unfollow him because it got to the point that he had no life outside of rubbing in the Ohio State factor even when it had nothing to do with whatever we would be talking about).
|1 week 4 days ago||From a sports perspective||
From a sports perspective this year, Saturday was the bitterest of disappointments.
From a life perspective, this year also has been a disappointment. The job I moved to NYC for in August ended up being a disaster with a psycho boss who threw me under the bus not even two months there (nothing performance related) and unless I can find a full-time gig within the next month, back to Michigan I come; the end of a relationship for non-legitimate reasons along with the ex's expectation to stay close friends after the breakup; all the notable deaths; other things.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Waiting to board a flight to||
Waiting to board a flight to Detroit to spend time with the family. Going to the Turkey Trot and Lions game. Watching The Game at the parents house on Saturday.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Marcus Knight was one of||
Marcus Knight was one of those players who I've wondered for a while what he was up to. Good to see him doing well and earning this opportunity.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Bill Bonds & Bo from '86||
As fiery as Bo was, he could also be revealing and gracious like in this 1986 TV interview with Bill Bonds (who as you can guess from my avatar had the right allegiances).
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I'm guessing treatment was something like this||
I'm guessing treatment was something like this
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I was telling people at the||
I was telling people at the bar I watched the game at in Brooklyn that if it weren't for the dual threat QBs these days that get multiple hundred-yard games in rushing and passing, Speight would be getting some sort of Heisman talk. Low and behold, Harbaugh says Speight should perhaps be under consideration for the Heisman.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Burke says he felt||
Burke says he felt Michigan could have helped him structure what he would face in the NBA with spending, budgeting and investing money.
Isn't that what the NBA rookie symposium is for? Also, I'd like to know what schools do offer that kind of personal finance services to student-athletes willing to turn professional.
As for the "jail food," I lived in East Quad freshman year (2000) and South Quad sophomore year (2001). East Quad wasn't the best, but it's dorm food--it is what it is. Bernard Robinson Jr ate there bunch of times considering I found myself in line with him a couple other hoops players ahead of me. I found myself eating more at South Quad, Couzens and Mary Markley (yes, for those wondering, they had cafeterias before the Hill dining hall opened) because my friends lived there (and IIRC, those dining halls were alright). West Quad was on par with East Quad, but I think that's because they followed the same menu.
Really not sure what Burke was expecting as a student-athlete.
|7 weeks 18 hours ago||Still stunned by this news.||
Still stunned by this news. 56 is too damn young. Condolences to his family and may he rest in peace.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||I wonder if Rutger has seen||
I wonder if Rutger has seen things us people wouldn't believe...
|10 weeks 4 days ago||AP Tight End||
One of the best things I've read/heard Harbaugh quip.
|14 weeks 19 hours ago||I'm doing one of these two||
I'm doing one of these two things since I've joined the cord cutter group:
*Go to the alumni bar and watch there. Since I'm in NYC these days, that'll be Prof. Thom's or Barleycorn.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||The sheep should have known||
The sheep should have known better...it probably ended up becoming shish kebab or khoravadz BBQ.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Gilda was True Blue||
Yep...and Gilda Radner attended Michigan (although didn't graduate from what I've read). At least they're reunited after all these years.
Still, I feel my childhood just took a huge wallop. Pretty much played our family's tape of Willy Wonka until it wore out.
|15 weeks 20 hours ago||Both||
I have my reasons football related and non-football related to say both, especially with certain personal events this year involving people from both schools that left me a little peeved. If you had to make me choose one over the other: By the slightest of edges Michigan State just cause they're getting more pompous as the season gets closer.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Hmm....MGoBlog season preview||
Hmm....MGoBlog season preview in NYC or continue apartment setup process in Hoboken.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Devastating||
This is devastating. I would imagine many people who are active on this blog watched him on a regular basis on college football Saturdays and other halftime/pregame shows for hoops, hockey...and The Sports Reporters (if you were able to get up early on Sundays).
One moment that sticks out is a halftime show clip with Craig James and Doug Flutie circa 2007 of the USF-WVU game where James was yelling about being aware of swarming bulls on the pasture (USF's defense was doing well in that game) and Saunders deadpanned "especially if you're a cow," and everyone lost it for about 20 seconds after that (
The hits, unfortunately, keep coming this year. Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends--he was one of the good guys at ESPN.
Edit: Found the clip!
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Ditto||
Three years ago, I flew Delta from IAD to ATL for the NCAA championship game vs. Louisville. I booked a mid-morning just in case something funky happened, which did: The aircraft we were supposed to use suffered a bird strike when landing at IAD and damaged the wing (yeah, I know--not a great omen for the game).
It took 3 hours for them to finally cancel the flight and rebook us (I made it to ATL in time for the game, but couldn't pregame as much as I wanted to), but in the meantime, they brought out a cart of refreshments: I think mainly snacks and drinks. First time I saw anything like that with any of the airlines I flew up to that point.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Fixed||
Edited...my eyes failed me this afternoon. Thank you for catching that.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||I'm looking forward to||
I'm looking forward to watching events on CBC instead of the edited commercial fest that is NBC.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||I was still undecided on the||
I was undecided on the helmets because of the dark lighting in the photos that came out yesterday. But after seeing these photos, I'm sold. Nice job, Nike.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Safe by the skin of the||
Safe by the skin of the replay. Talk about a cardiac comeback (that could have been avoided).
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Oh, it will always be||
Oh, it will always be Children's Television Workshop in my mind. The overemphasis of Elmo is probably what started the downfall. They also got rid of a lot of puppets, some because the muppet performer passed away and others for who knows why.
Also, The Electric Company, 3-2-1 Contact, and Square One Television (with Mathman wearing the winged helmet) will always be CTW productions, not Sesame Workshop.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||I have to wonder if their||
I have to wonder if their ages were the primary reason they were let go. Bob is 84, Gordon is 72 and Luis is 76. But yeah, when you have continuity for that long and let go of three main characters, it's rough. And the 5-year-old in me that watched Sesame Street says this is dumb.
|20 weeks 15 hours ago||For those who don't know,||
For those who don't know, Bernstein is on the Board of Regents...and for the non-Detroit locals, son of attorney Sam Bernstein whose commercials have permeated through local Detroit TV for at least the past 30+ years. They also have their name plastered on Fox Sports Detroit's studios (The Call Sam Studios). Even my avatar was a spokesman at one point in the late 00s.