Mike Lantry, 1972
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- 2 years 29 weeks
|16 weeks 5 days ago||I interned in Houston this summer||
Assuming the bowl game is at Reliant Stadium, the best place to stay will be either Downtown, Midtown/Montrose, or Rice Village area. Midtown has some great restaurants, bars, and daytime activities - museums, parks, etc. Midtown and Rice Village are both south/southwest of downtown, and the stadium is just a little further SW than Rice Village.
I also recommend checking out some of the local breweries - St. Arnold's or Karbach are both pretty good.
Unfortunately, if Michigan goes to the Texas Bowl, I won't be in-state anymore. Would love to go though, I think Houston is a fun place - a whole lot better than I had heard before living there.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||I don't like to blame college players||
And the coaches are definitely responsible to a great extent, but at a certain point the players have to execute. To me, the players are as much to blame in this loss as the coaches, especially on offense. Fitz had a poor game, the O-line had a TERRIBLE game, and nobody else made plays.
It was disheartening, but as always, Go Blue!
|19 weeks 2 days ago||I'm in Waco now||
And I can tell you that Baylor fans' worst nightmare is Mack Brown leaving UT. We like to think that Briles is happy at Baylor and won't leave, but the Facebook and Twitter reactions to UT beating ISU a few weeks ago would suggest otherwise.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Can't link||
I don't post often, so when I tried to include the link to Bear's Truth, it triggered the spam filter. Either someone else can embed it or just Google it. It's a 247 blog.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||UM alum, soon to be BU alum||
I did my undergrad at UM and now I'm wrapping up my MBA at Baylor. I don't follow Baylor football anywhere near as closely as I do Michigan, but it's been interesting to be so closely connected to two totally different teams.
I won't say much since I'm not all that familiar with Baylor's scheme (other than knowing that failing to score in under 2 minutes is a disappointment), I simply want to share a resource that some users might be interested in checking out. "Bears Truth" is a blog that is supposed to have some pretty good, in-depth stuff on Baylor football.
|46 weeks 2 days ago||Some Good News?||
I live in Waco (grad student at Baylor, did undergrad at UM) and I was shocked to see the news last night. The explosion was felt all the way in Arlington, roughly 100 miles away, and seismographs in Amarillo, 400 miles away, picked up the shock. Fortunately, all 130+ residents of the nursing home next to the plant were evacuated minutes before the explosion, and it happened at night so no students were in the middle school on the other side of the plant.
One of the coolest things about Central Texans is the community they feel for each other, and people have been standing in line in stormy downpours all morning to donate blood. It seems like every business, church, community center, or whatever in Waco has opened its doors to families that need a place to sleep. Continued thoughts and prayers for those in West are definitely appreciated, but I thought you all would like to know that the surrounding towns have totally stepped up to comfort as best we can.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||When that happened||
When that happened, my first thought was it was like a glitch in a video game where the ball goes through the defender. Ridiculous catch.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||I agree!||
I don't think anybody expects a "Michigan man" (or woman, for that matter) to be perfect, but I think we absolutely expect them to be responsible for their actions and decisions. I was never a huge fan of JT on the field, but this makes me a fan of him off the field.
Congrats to him for graduating and best of luck in the future. Definitely proud that he's now a fellow alum!
|1 year 12 weeks ago||For a little perspective:||
This is not to make a point one way or the other- I haven't actually read the J.U.B. piece yet- but I was curious after I saw Brandon's extension this morning. The typical SEC coordinator salary is around $800,000 per year.
Whic is up ~100% from 2009.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||I like this.||
Please keep doing this. As a guy that never played organized ball (or unorganized, for that matter) growing up, my basketball IQ has dramatically increased in the last five minutes.
One or two plays picture-paged per game will eventually make me not basketball-dumb. Hooray!
|1 year 13 weeks ago||75-69||
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Good catch.||
Actually, Heiko doesn't transcribe himself as asking the word of the day question in this presser. But, I do think it shows that those little conversations do go on before the recording is cropped and put on mgoblue.com.
Either way, I enjoy the Al Borges pressers more than most things.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||"Proof"||
"Proof" of the Borges/Heiko pre-conference awesomeness:
He mentioned the "word of the day" in the video:
Plus the part about the freeze play.
In conclusion, Heiko is great. So is Borges. Heiko/Borges sitcom is amazing.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Or...||
Maybe someone kept tying his shoes when he wasn't looking.
EDIT: Or I can't read properly. And I don't know how to delete my comment. Well played sir.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||I know you don't want to talk about it...||
But the scores are reversed for MSU-Nebraska. If only, if only...
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Devin freaking Gardner, man.||
Cool enough to button the top button of his shirt, cool enough to do whatever his team needs him to do.
I was slow to buy into the Gardner hype (for no legitimate reasons, apparently), but I look forward to seeing his role increase through next year. He totally deserves the opportunity.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||21-6||
I hate to say it, but if Denard doesn't play and Fitz doesn't get going, it could be a long day. A good long day because there's still no way Minnesota wins, but 21-6 with two field goals.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||According to Lunardi||
UM would play Duke in the Sweet 16 (assuming everything goes according to plan). I would love and hate this. There is no other team I would like to knock out more than Duke (closely followed by Ohio). But I would also have nightmares of runners in the lane...
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Next up:||
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Hagerup's eyes.||
I like that he has to bring his hands down in front of his face to realize the ball is not in them.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Yes, but...||
The reasons opponents are scoring on us less are turnovers and avoiding big plays, which has a lot to do with improved performances by Woolfolk, Kovacs, T Gordon and Floyd/Avery.
I agree that the players have improved, but I think I lot of the credit still goes to Mattison. If not schematically, at least for the message that has been preached from day one about being aggressive to the football, using great technique, etc.
I love the players on this defense and I look forward to watching them play each week (which is in itself night and day from last year), and I don't want to discredit their hardwork, but I do think Mattison has had a significant effect on their increased performance as well.
To clarify, I don't disagree with you, just wanted to make sure Mattison got credit too!
|2 years 23 weeks ago||As a former band member...||
I have no problem with music being piped in, but I do think it should only be in key situations (not more than once or twice in the first half) when the band is NOT playing, especially during long breaks. I will say that hearing the crowd chant Seven Nation Army while at the ND game was one of my favorite Big House moments of all time. However, if that song is played multiple times every game, that moment loses its significance.
When my mom sent me the video for In The Big House, I just felt like I was watching that video everyone laughed at from AppState before, well... So let's never play that song again, please, thank you.
Absolutely no problem with plugging other UM sports. I hope that our football fans also support other UM sports.
Weddings and stuff at the Big House though, c'mon... The Big House has (/d?) dignity, let's not throw it away for a few extra bucks.