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|6 hours 39 min ago||As a son of a Michigan grad||
As a son of a Michigan grad and a son of an amazing man whom ALS has taken his life, I highly suggest donating to the ALS foundation. This one of the most cruel and tortuous diseases and most people have no awareness to the troubles and pain it causes not just to the diagnosed, but all that are involved.
There's not a day that goes by that I don't think about my Dad. He was a huge Michigan fan, he was a loving father, he was an extremely intelligent man. ALS took nearly everything from him, except for the love from his family and friends. I challenge everyone that reads this blog to dump ice water on themselves and most importantly, to donate anything they can to the ALS foundation. If you only can give $0.25, so be it. Anything and everything helps people like Tim Shaw who still has hope.
For a great description of what it'slike being diagnosed with the disease, or in a family with someone diagnosed, I suggest reading this blog:
|1 week 10 hours ago||This has been one of the most||
This has been one of the most logical and level headed posts on the OL i've seen in a little while. Maybe it's because i feel the exact same as the poster.
Shifting OL positions and trying new combinations is not a new thing to the OL. I watch the Lions religiously (yes, it's been crazy tough to do) and the one thing both of the past 2 regimes have done is move their OL backups to different positions so they know every possible position in the case of injury. A team is MUCH better off tryiing people in new positions and getting them accustomed to different positions in the case of emergency and also to give them the perspective of all line positions. Imagine a line of 5 5 year seniors that have played 4 of the 5 line positions. Just imagine the line calls before the snap. Everyone knows who's who and what is going on.
No, I don't think our line will be top 10 or top 5 in the B1G, but I think Hoke and Co knows exactly who our best 5 are and are trying to get the rest comfortable with the other positions in case of emergency AND in case one of the 5 doesn't live up to their practice skills (let's face it, some are practice players and some are gamers).
Wow... too much to drink before dinner. Go Blue! Love this team!
|2 weeks 2 days ago||As dahblue said above, this||
As dahblue said above, this is the one thing that jumped out at me, only 11 seniors on this team (Devin Gardner is listed as 'GS,' easy to miss). 8 of them will see regular playing time (2 of which are K/P).
My second thought was, if we can have half of the JRs and RS SOs take that '3rd year leap' this year, this team can be VERY dynamic and fun to watch. It's hard to think we went from a young team last year, to another young team this year. But this year we have a ton of competition at each position. This will allow Hoke and Co to bring that physical practice full on like he wants to.
Can Not Wait! GOBLUE!
|2 weeks 5 days ago||*after reading the article||
*after reading the article and commenters
So this is what optimism sounds like. I LIKE IT! BRING ON FOOTBALL!!!!!
|3 weeks 15 hours ago||Loved watching the bench in||
Loved watching the bench in the highlights. It seemed like everytime Duncan took a long range shot, the entire bench stood up cheering before the ball was halfway to the hoop. If they're that confident when he shoots, I will welcome in with open arms! Like ClearEyesFullHart said, 45% is 45%.
|3 weeks 15 hours ago||Not to mention a good handful||
Not to mention a good handful of players doing well in the NBA that not a whole lot of other schools recruited.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Ouch! I really hope we get a||
I really hope we get a couple of those this season, both from Green and Smith!
|3 weeks 6 days ago||There are some great hidden||
There are some great hidden spots in the FL panhandle (Seaside, Seagrove, 30A, etc).
The Florida Keys are amazing (Hawk's Cay on Duck Key is great for families).
Northern Michigan is great around Traverse City, Torch Lake, Petoskey, Sleeping Bear, and Charlevoix.
St Augustine in Florida is a really cool town on the Atlantic coast.
These are a few of my family's favorites spots close enough to drive (some are still tough drives with young kids, but doable).
|4 weeks 4 days ago||(No subject)||
|5 weeks 1 day ago||One of the more interesting||
One of the more interesting things to come out of this announcement is the ages of some of the MgoBlog users. I feel old and not so old at the same time.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I didn't get to see Stauskas'||
I didn't get to see Stauskas' debut, but I did get to see some of the GRIII and Jordan Morgan's debut on replay last night. I didn't get to see enough of the game to really get a good feel how GRIII or Morgan did, but here's an Mlive link with some stats:
|7 weeks 5 days ago||For anyone that wants to know||
For anyone that wants to know all the possible outcomes and what the means for the group, this is by far the best chart I've seen.
LINK for larger viewing
|8 weeks 2 days ago||I agree that we will not let||
I agree that we will not let up. Doesn't make sense for us to do. I don't think Germany lets up either, unless it's 1-1 or 2-2 with 15 minutes left. I think the Germans still have enough respect left over that they will concede considering they'll still have top slot and a Klinsmann lead US team would have 2nd.
Also, I agree that WC gets enough money, but it doesn't get 'enough' money. The money that would pour in if the US was a regular contributor would be astronomical. FIFA, like any other organization wants more money. Right now, the key to get international money is to win over the US, which happens to be the least interested major country invovled in the WC.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||If we win, Germany is in a||
If we win, Germany is in a tie breaker with the winner of the Ghana v Portugal game (both with 4 points). It would come down to goal differential. It would be imaginable if Portugal or Ghana made up the goal differential in that one single game, but this WC is crazy.
At this point, i'm hoping for a Portugal win 1-0 or 2-1 or 3-2 or 4-3 and so on.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||I disagree with some||
I disagree with some commenters. I don't think Germany wants us to get knocked out. They still have an incredible amount of respect for Klinsman and would love to see him succeed. Also, they would love to see America move on for the love of the game from an international standpoint. It's very clear from social media, if the US does well, the world pays attention. I don't think the WC has to compete for the highest rated sports event internationally, but if it wants to make serious money, the advertisers are going to come from the US.
On a side note, if the US moves to the knockout round, I think you'll see an increase in attendance for MLS games in the near future. Fingers crossed they expand and pick Nashville as a new team. I'd seriously consider season tickets. That would be much more fun that Titans games.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Hell yes!Chris Clark, COME||
Chris Clark, COME ON DOWN!!!! You're our next commitment!
|9 weeks 16 hours ago||Tought situation to be in for||
Tough situation to be in for the US. Both of their first 2 games are MUST WIN games.
But, I don't think we could have asked for a better situation (minus the Altidore injury), considering we're in the 'Group of Death.' That POR loss helped us out a lot.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Derryck Thornton JR. DO||
Derryck Thornton JR. DO WANT!
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Who kept the faith and fought||
Who kept the faith and fought the fight; the glory theirs, the duty ours.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Who has jersey # 100?||
Who has jersey # 100?
|13 weeks 8 hours ago||I figured this was a direct||
I figured this was a direct move with MSU recruiting galactically and we just found a new region of the universe, Amercy. I guess Mike Weber would be a really good American Football player in that region. Could be a good thing. I'm not sure.
|13 weeks 9 hours ago||What's an Amercian?||
What's an Amercian?
|15 weeks 3 days ago||This was my wife's first UofM||
This was my wife's first UofM game and first time in the Big House. I remember a ton of people leaving at halftime or shortly into the 3rd. By the time the 4th started, we had so many empty seats by us. Glad we stayed, that was one of the most incredible games to be at.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||I know I'm a bit biased, but||
I know I'm a bit biased, but having a match or two in Nashville would be a HUGE success. Soccer following here is HUGE. There's been talk of using the Titans Stadium to house a MLS team strictly because the USMNT and USWNT friendlys have been so successful. Plus, I'd love it for my own personal enjoyment.
This is awesome news!
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Anyone who can win at||
Anyone who can win at Vanderbilt can't be taken lightly.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||SMFW!||
|18 weeks 6 days ago||I've recently lossed 3||
I've recently lossed 3 Grandparents, 2 parents, and 1 dog, I can't even imagine the pain of losing a child. My heart goes out to their family as they watched their daughter fight her whole entire life. Stories like these are inspiring and at the same time incredibly painful.
God Bless her, her family and all of those who made her life worth fighting for.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||The biggest key for today is||
The biggest key for today is a Michigan Win! And this isn't for the obvious reasons. Living in SEC country, all i've had to listen to is "SEC SEC SEC SEC! We don't get no respect in Basketball! We're good! Better than most! Look, we've got 3 in the Sweet 16, 2 in the Elite Eight!" blah blah blah.
If Michigan loses, that puts 2 SEC teams in the Final Four. They DO NOT need any additional ammo to continue to preach the SEC dominance.
Plus, I work with a ton of UT and UK fans, so coming into work tomorrow having beaten both Tennessee and Kentucky would be AMAZING!
GO BLUE! The REAL BLUE!
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Touche' Next year's||
Next year's tournament I'll get it right.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||I know this might be an||
I know this might be an unpopular view, but I really hope MSU wins. From a basketball perspective, I think UF v MSU would be a really fun game to watch. Also to have potentially 3 of the 4 Final Four will be a huge thing for the B1G.
Does anyone know when or if there was a Final Four with 3 or more schools from the same conference?