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|1 day 15 hours ago||1990 - We had a good one!||
|2 weeks 10 hours ago||Link to the HTML Primer doesn't work||
Link in the "How can I bold stuff, insert images, embed videos, etc?" FAQ above no longer works. In trying to find it, I noticed a bunchof old articles in the forums noting it was gone... but it's still here.
In my opinion, a link to the "META: Embed Refresher Course" article here would be helpful. I found an older one which ranked higher in my Google search but didn't work as it pre-dated the current software.
|2 weeks 11 hours ago||Day Job!||
Sorry, can't resist:
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Too Bad They Stopped Letting in Coolers...||
Too bad people can't bring in coolers with their own drinks anymore... that way the sorority girls could get drunk AT the game and be there on time.
We had this back in my freshman year of 1986, but they dropped it the next year. Of course, for the following three years we still managed to get stuff in and get to the game on time... but perhaps it's somehow totally different now.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||No way....||
This year's motto has to be "We Ate Subs. It was Crazy!"
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Fond memories of my Sr. year...||
I missed the Illinois riot because I had to go to my cousin's wedding that night. My cousin and I ended up watching the game at the reception on a tiny, portable mini-television (with like a 5 inch black and white screen) and then went totally nuts when we won. We made such a scene that it's still talked about to this day by the family.
We did make it to South University after the Seton Hall game. We blew off a brick of firecrackers in front of our house on East Ann street and then headed down there. For about 30 minutes it was awesome - everyone hugging, yelling "GO BLUE!" to each other, singing the Victors, and generally reveling in the Michigan spirit... then we saw some obviously out-of-town dude throw a newspaper vending machine through a store window and we got the hell out of there before the riot police came in!
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Uh... where's the Internet coming from?||
This model is going to have problems since you still need a broadband Internet connection... which probably comes from the cable company. So that's at least another $40-50/month before you've bought any channels... and if it's really a threat, the cable companies will change their pricing model to make Internet-only more expensive.
In the end, the wire in the ground will remain important and interfere with plans to change the model.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Even techies keep the cable...||
I agree since I work in Cloud Computing, but when I get home I just want to turn the TV on and it works. That said, I am over 40 and already on my way to irrelevance.
Brian's general point that the current business model is likely to eventually expire is accurate, I just think his timeframe is off. In addition, there's no evidence that the "content owners" won't still be the ones making money down the road. The B10/Fox enterprise can simply shift to selling the content to us directly .
The downside for us who like our B10 Football is that future likely results in us paying more for it instead of having it subsidized by people who don't watch it... and the general problem for the B10 is they'll be making less money.
But if everyone's making less money, the B10 having the infrastructure and ability to generate their own content will still put them in an advantage.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||We're Getting No Credit...||
...but we won't care when we win the game! GO BLUE!
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Fear the Turtle should have been mentioned here||
The bizarre "Fear the Turtle!" motto really should have made the list here... gaining that moniker as part of the Big 10 one of the more positive things about this merger.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||In Delaney We Trust||
I have no idea where this is going, but it's going somewhere besides just adding Maryland and Rutgers.
WWBD - What Would Bo Do?
|26 weeks 6 days ago||I love the '80's||
Don't hate on the 1980's! There was a lot of good games in the latter decade of Bo.
By my years 86-90, the painter's caps were out of style.. but I remember wearing them in high school.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||No blocking either||
Lack of blocks seems to be the big problem for the RB's.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||It happens...||
ESPN strikes again!
No harm, no foul.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||2 minute offense was outstanding?||
Clearly we're not coaches, because neither myself or any other fan who watched that drive at the end of the game was thinking "Outstanding job. We always go over that again and see where clock management or were there any issues, and we didn’t really see anything."
In fact, I believe I've read numerous threads to the contrary all over this site since the gameended.
That said, we did win so it's a success from that perspective.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||Bo's Last Home Game Rush||
I was on the field for that 1989 win... still one of the greatest Michigan memories for me, though a bit hazy due to all the 151 rum with cider that was drank!
|34 weeks 2 days ago||As Bo also said...||
"We don't need Notre Dame... They need us more than we need them."
|42 weeks 5 days ago||Four Lights?||
Guess I must not be in football mode yet, since when I saw the subject, the first thing I thought was "There are four lights!"... Star Trek, Michigan football... I guess it's all the same... or it's late at night.
|43 weeks 5 days ago||and about to leave for 2 weeks!||
Mine's still not arrived and I'm leaving for 2 weeks vacation so my mail's getting stopped. Was hoping to read it on the plane. :(
|1 year 4 weeks ago||I'm a late entrant||
Thanks for the reminder. I finally did it, just an hour before it ends!
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Hoke doesn't trash RR because||
He's coaching mostly with his recruits!
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Hoke doesn't trash RE|
|1 year 46 weeks ago||I think 1996 Purdue is worse...||
At least we WON the game in 1995. The 1996 game was also played in bad conditions, and we lost the game when we tried to hand off the ball to William Carr (Defensive Tackle) on the goal line (trying a "Refrigerator Perry" type move) and he fumbled it.
|1 year 52 weeks ago||Oregon?||
We got blown out by Oregon, but I don't see it as an "epic embarrassment" in the same way that Appalachian State was.... We were favored by 7 1/2 in the Oregon game, but that's nothing like the Appalachian State game where they wouldn't even put a line on the game.
|1 year 52 weeks ago||And How About Michigan Women?||
My Mom (a fellow grad) says that in regards to Michigan Women, they had a saying way back in the day:
"Three out of four girls are good looking, and the fourth went to Michigan"
She thought of it as a badge of honor....
|2 years 1 week ago||No evidence to me that RR cared...||
There's no evidence to me that RR cared much about the defense beyond his attachment to the 3-3-5. His style was all about offense and from most accounts, that's what the emphasized in practice.
I was "all in" for him, but the end I had decided that Bo was right when he said "Defense Wins Championships!".
|2 years 8 weeks ago||You Go Brian!||
Postings like this are always what keep me coming back to MGoBlog.
My parents are old school and have become 100% Hoke Kool-Aid drinkers who are excited about his "Michigan Manness" and "tough" pronouncements, so I listen to a lot of stuff about how wonderful a coach he is despite the fact that (like me) they don't know anything about football outside the fan's perspective.
When I hear them going on about this stuff, I've been thinking to myself "I hope we're not trying to go back to the future, cause as much as I loved the Bo years, it's clearly a different era in football".
Now Brian's been able to put that vague thought into clear prose the way only he can.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||There is no Buckeye Nation||
There may be a "Buckeye State", but there is no "Buckeye Nation"... thank God!
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Charles Woodson played two ways...||
but Tom Harmon kicked the ball too!
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Primary Qualification...||
to be on the staff seems to be "played or coached at Michigan".