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|6 weeks 4 days ago||Peter Vanderkaay. A lot of||
Peter Vanderkaay. A lot of swimmers could go here but Peter is a sentimental favorite. 2 gold medals, 2 bronze. 14 big ten titles. 6 ncaa titles. Think he was the big ten athlete of the year too. Also, an all around good guy.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||I've been complaining about||
I've been complaining about this for years...why fire Burns first? Why not hire a search firm and lock down Caleb Porter (or whomever) first and then fire Burns? If you swing and miss on the big fish keep burns on board. Brandon just hired a guy with the same record at a worse school who (and isn't the father of the program). And they paid him more! It's nuts. Brandon was so bad.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Agreed about Burns. If i||
Agreed about Burns. If i remember correctly they were somewhat similar to lacrosse and had a dominant run at the club level under burns before the move to varsity.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||My basic understanding is||
My basic understanding is this:
|23 weeks 3 days ago||Not Velveeta and Rotel or||
Not Velveeta and Rotel or Chobani but TAFFY
|34 weeks 2 days ago||Pediatric Cancer||
Hey guys, not looking for sympathy, just thought this was an appropriate place to share...
There are a lot of worthy causes to donate to at Mott, including Chad's. And a lot of wonderful kids, including my own 15 month old daughter who is going through cancer treatment at Mott's:
and we met some other really really great kids, some even with some U-M football ties:
I can say that there are very wonderful doctors, nurses and support staff at Mott's and they do wonderful work. If you are looking to donate money or time to pediatric cancer, they are doing a new Block Out Cancer campaign at Mott's:
If you're inclined, donate time or money, give facebook likes, swing by a caringbridge page, it makes a difference to the families that are going through this.
As an aside, Lloyd Carr's efforts to get the new Mott's built were absolutely heroic, and he derserves all the praise he doesn't get for it.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Boulevard dubbel and long||
Boulevard dubbel and long strange tripel
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Tobias||
Is it as hard for everyone else as it is for me to write or read "Tobias" without thinking of everyone's favorite buy-curious/Blueman/analrapist Tobias Funke? Might be a bigger reason than any to trade for Enstrom.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Tobias Enstrom||
There has been some talk about Tobias Enstrom. Rumor is that Winnipeg is not confident about there ability to resign him after he becomes an UFA next year. he'd be a pretty good puck moving D-man and the wings might be able to get him without having to gut their roster (like Yandle, whom i would prefer all other things being equal). That being said, with a healthy Helm (and, of course, Z and Dats) i still like this team. Everyone thinks Smith is going to be good. They have some good near NHL (Murasak, Tatar, Riley Sheehan) ready assets to move in a trade and of course a ton of cap space.
best case scenario they can grab Enstrom/Yandle for not much in assets. swap bobby ryan for someone (not Filp, apparently he is nearly untouchable) and picks or grab shane doan. and hope Shea Weber hits the free agent market or Nashville decides they have to move him at the trade deadline cause he isnt going to re-sign. that would be a really strong team.
i think they will make a move for a defensemen before the season starts. as of right now though they seem to be a 6-8 seed playoff team. Younger though, with assets and a ton of cap space.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||A lot of really good stuff suggested||
I think I need to add:
The hold steady -- boys ad girls in America
And many others...
|3 years 7 weeks ago||Hoke's at least 6 foot||
I had my picture taken with him at an alumni event last year. He's 6'1" and at the worst 6'.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||yeah, that seems pretty||
yeah, that seems pretty obvious, i was more just going for 'cool story, bro' than my exact feelings.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||B-School||
It might be documented somewhere in the internet ether but i have heard that when Ross donated $100 million to the business school he stipulated that the school had to spend $75 million building/renovating the b-school and had to use his construction companies, so he made a little money back. I have no problem with that at all, btw, just kind of an interesting story...
|3 years 10 weeks ago||that is sarcasm right?||
that is sarcasm right?
|3 years 18 weeks ago||ACL||
HAd a similar experience as Brian waiting to get an MRI in Ann Arbor for my first ACL tear. My second, in Chicago, was much less of a hassle. Also, my first ACL tear (circa 2003 while at u of m) I went through the doctors at UHS who told me not to get a cadaver graft because, and I quote (slightly paraphrased), "they check the ligaments from the people, but, you never know how well, and, you could get AIDS." and obviously, I went with the patella tendon graft. After another ACL tear years later my doctor in Chicago laughed off the suggestion about getting AIDS and I get a cadaver ligament and so far it's working out well. The immediate recovery is much much better too. I feel it's really all about the PT though. Regardless, good luck.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||Yes!||
I find it so funny/bizarre that more people who complain about the explotation of college athletes don't talk more about this. College athletes get compensated (/paid) in the form of scholarships/coaching/health care/team meals/etc, if a player thinks he's worth more than that he should be able to 'find a job' that pays him his true value ie go pro. It's totally fair, all the athletes not good enough to go pro will stay in college. No more exploitation. Market clearing behavior. We will all still go to Michigan games and watch them on TV. The real villain are the pro leagues (and their players, ironically) who have fought very hard to stop kids from coming out of high school right to the pros.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||Agreed||
Plus there are enough avenues to critique what seems to be class or region-induced myopia on their merits without getting all political...
|3 years 23 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
IIRC when, after the dustup about moving The Game last year, the powers that be said Michigan-ohio would be the last game of the schedule at least until they move to a nine game conference schedule (~2015?). They left the door wide open to move it mid season. My guess is they make the attempt again. Let's hope it doesn't happen.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Why is MSU not eligible for a BCS bowl? Just cause they are projected to fall out of the top 14?
|3 years 26 weeks ago||N'ice Chouffe||
N'ice Chouffe is my favorite Christmas beer, though I can't find it in chicago anymore (they apparently switched distributors in Illinois). I found a clone recipe and am in the process of fermenting. If you can find it though, N'ice chouffe is highly recommended (la chouffe is really good too).
|3 years 33 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Bought and sold both...||
Iowa and northwestern on craigslist/by the stadium and prices seem to collapse in the days leading up to the game. Northwestern last two times we played there and Iowa in 2009. I don't know about that large of a group but in the 2-4 range I think you can get them face.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||conspiracy theory.....||
Warning: I have no proof for any of this. However, i have this sneaking suspicion that In The Big House is bought and paid for by the athletic department. The MO of the AD has been to leak stuff to the local papers to gauge public reaction/influence opinion (see: moving the OSU game, the mascot, night game uniforms), how does Pop Evil get an article in the detroit news on aug 19th and on ESPN on aug 18th without some outside help? Then the athletic department has it playing before the team enters the stadium just a few weeks later, that just reeks of a marketing plan. Plus the production value of the video is pretty high, plus they have footage of the stadium and team they probably wouldnt have access to without the consent of the AD. And of course the song and album release are all timed perfectly with the start of the football season. The self-serving justifications from the AD also make me suspicious.
/takes tin foil hat off
now, i realize Pop Evil are probably media savvy and kinda popular and touring with a big-ish rawk band (and i do wish them the best) so its possible blah blah blah but there is a lot of circumstantial evidence there to suggest heavy AD involvement.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||I simply don't believe our||
I simply don't believe our chief marketing officer
Edit: mgoblake says it better
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Seems like bad faith||
Seems like bad faith reporting by Travis.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||$27 million or $15 million?||
Travis just says the BTN generates $333 million, not whether the schools' take is that much. Since that big ten own 51% of the network that work out to approx $15 million in the alternate scenario by 2015. That seems a lot more reasonable to me in terms of growth rate and stuff I've read in the past about distribution projections for the BTN.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Probably shouldn't derp the||
Probably shouldn't derp the OP for his point of view if Magnus is making the same points:
"On top of the scattershot arm, it seems to me that Robinson looks a bit slower this year than he did last season"
Though I think (/hope) it's merely coincidence he's been caught from behind a couple of times.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Me too||
Hoping it is just taking a while for iTunes to post.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||A&M||
I disagree that A&M dilutes the SEC. They would be somewhere in between the 50th and 75th percentile in terms of prestige (not on par with adding oklahoma or fsu) but the world needs doormats too. And yes, markets blah blah but Texas is a big state and people like football there. More than any state the SEC is currently in. It's a big deal and there is a lot of revenue there. At worst they'd be a revenue neutral play for the SEC.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Texas is in it for Texas but||
Texas is in it for Texas but what about this scenario: