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|6 days 53 min ago||The women gymnasts are going for NC tomorrow!!||
You can see it on ncaa.com
|6 days 12 hours ago||Love this team!!||
Having become a fan in the last few years, I try to watch whenever there's video available on mgoblue. Try it you'll like it. The nationals are usually on ESPN in the middle of June but many NCAA events in all sports (like gymnastics) are available on expanded live coverage (and full replays) at the NCAA website in excellent quality.
|2 weeks 23 hours ago||This is a very talented team that||
blasted Penn State in a doubleheader last Friday 6-0 and 22-0 in 5 innings. They came back and took them out 12-4 in 5 innings on Saturday.
Poor UD just ran into a red-hot team ranked #5.
I just wish the games had more video coverage. They play tOSU on Friday and you can stream the video off mgoblue.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||WI always roots against us||
I've posted this before, but I lived in MKE for 10 years. Any time Michigan played in the Bradley Center (especially when Wisconsin didn't have any team there), the Wisconsin people would boo nonstop. A friend claimed that they hate us because we ran the score up during the years their football team was beyond terrible. I was at many of those games and we had everyone but the water boy in by the second half! They really don't seem to remember that tOSU ran it up deliberately and much higher than our scores. Regardless, it supports the theory that many of the Big 10 teams consider us a hated rival and we rarely have their names in the conversation.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||They were amaizing!||
While I am not that knowlegeable about Women's Gymnastics, they had the best beam rotation I've ever seen them do, bar none. Floor was fabulous.
Usually vault is their most consistent rotation and it was good, but not up to their standard outstanding score. Bars was very good, but they didn't score as high as I thought they might.
Can't wait for the NCAA competition.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks for doing this||
I missed the game and have been watching for your post!
|11 weeks 4 hours ago||Milwaukee is a tough place to play||
even when we're not playing Wiscy. I was at the Bradley for a NCAA finals in hocky one year and you wouldn't believe the hate we received. They booed us from start to finish and we ended up losing to Maine, I think. Buffalo would be more neutral.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Sorry for the double post!||
|11 weeks 3 days ago||PBS Aurelio Zen Mystery Series||
They're probably available on Netflix, but you can seen them on YouTube: Cabal, Vendetta and Ratking. They're fabulous, set in Italy, very compelling, sophisticated, complex and edgy. You may have to watch each episode twice. I haven't read the books on which they're based, but I'll do it sometime soon.
Apparently they cost so much to produce that the second season was not produced AFAIK.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Get yourself a MOHU Amplified You'll be amazed.||
You'll get a lot of OTA stations.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||AFAIK they're legit||
They're Canadian; however, a previous version was shut down about the same time (a couple of years ago) as Front Row Sports and VIP Box as I recall. There has been no problem since then.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||There are several things that||
There are several things that you'll either need or be aware of:
1. ROKU gives you video. It plus Playon will give you live TV. Get a lifetime license for Playon on your PC and they might even give you another ROKU. There are Roku-provided channels and private plugins. One of the best is superusvoxtv.com. It has all the ESPN flavors as well as international sports etc together with all the other stations. It's the best $5 investment I know.
2. One of the plugins is CBSSports - BTN but mine only worked while I still had cable tv. Charter (my ISP) usually blocks live broadcasts of ESPN, MSNBC and BTN at some point in the broadcast. I haven't used it lately so I think it's still being blocked. It will work if you use someone else's logon that has Charter cable tv.
3.I would also recommend PlayLater as it gives you full dvr capability. Playon has a new feature called PlayCast that will feed streams off the internet to your Roku and on to your tv. I haven't played with it yet, but I think it will be very good.
4. My Plan B is to use http://www.vipboxus.co/ for a direct stream of Michigan sports BTN or otherwise and use a cable from my pc. to my tv. (WIFI or Bluetooth if you have newer equipment than mine.) You can get MSNBC on http://www.hulkusa.com/watch-msnbc-live-streaming/ Neither of these get blocked by Charter.
5. If the game is broadcast locally, I have a Mohu HD Amplified Leaf antenna. They just came out with one you can put in your attic or up on a tower that sounds wonderful. If you're in a metro area, the unamplified version will get you lots of channels. The amplified version gets me channels out as far as 60 miles, but I'm a flat-lander.
There are other streams that MGoBlog fans use and provide. Best of luck.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Thanks||
i missed the first and last 10 minutes because of my vipbox stream. It was wonderful to be able to see them!
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Basketball at Yost was way exciting...||
Especially when everyone stood up and cheered. The bleachers were literally rocking and rolling. Part of the excitement was waiting for the collapse! The noise was tremendous, the spirit absolutely gleeful. I loved every minute of it even without a great view of the court.
The team had been meh for some years until around 1963. With the advent of Bill Bunton, Larry Tregoning and a couple of years later Cazzie Russell, students were camping out all night in January just to get tickets.
When we moved into Crisler, the space was very intimidating until the number of season-ticket holders grew into the place. There were many exciting teams that followed, but not big-time championship teams until the Fab Five era.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||The Shebutanis are exquisite||
The Shebutanis are exquisite ice dancers and are from Ann Arbor.
Scott Moir was a student and, I think, roomed with Charlie White a while ago. He skates with University of Windsor student Tessa Virtue. They skate for Canada, train with Davis and White in Canton and are the reigning Olympic ice dance champions.
The Detroit area is a mecca for ice dancing. It's hard to make progress towards a degree when you're devoting so much time to your sport.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||You go, girlfriend (Rosie)||
I reached the last post and found my exact thoughts. I live in a backwater in SW Michigan with most fans rooting for ND and/or MSU. I have to drive 50 miles to find a group to watch the games with, but I can get on Mgoblog instantaneously and find some soulmates and perspective.
What Brian has created is a phenomenon. His writing is terrific and we all love his ability to state facts and feelings with wit, creativity and, most of all, humor.
I've followed for years. (I should have written down the year I discovered the site.) What I most appreciate is the recruiting news from the staff AND outstanding contributors, the spontaneous wit that suddenly appears in a string of comments and the detail of the analysis.
Mgoblog is evolving with news on and props to many of the other sports that are gradually moving to elite levels of performance.
Let's keep being classy and not apologize for banning trolls or others who don't belong on this site.
Thanks to you, Brian, we have a wonderful forum here. Without your leadership and the talented staff you have attracted, it not would be as rich, varied or interesting. Let the passion continue!
|23 weeks 6 days ago||In the early 60's there were||
several memorable ones, mostly on Fridays.
A fraternity, the ZBT's, I think, rented a helicopter and dropped maize and blue confetti on the Spartans as they practiced on their field.
Another year, UM students painted more appropriate colors on the Sparty statue right in the middle of a busy afternoon.
The pranks coming from EL were not so cute. The men in the dorms patroled campus all night before the game to prevent their fans (students??) from spray painting "MSU" and other graffiti on our buildings. That went on the whole time I was there.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||It was really exciting||
I was interrupted and missed the 3rd game, but the last one was incredible. It was tied and no one could score the match point. Apparently that's how the 3rd game went. Those Michigan women would not give up! UM/MSU 20/25, 25/22, 26/24 and 32/30.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Welcome, Boogie!||
You're going to love it here and we'll love you. Our women's program is shaping up nicely.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||We need to stop obsessing||
about where people sit and whether they're students or not.
For time immemorial, games could be sold out and some sections would not be full. A game the week after midterms might be a weekend some of the freshmen could go home, the week of midterms iffy, one against a cupcake just not appealing enough regardless of the cost of the seat, or 50-yead-line seats empty because the weather is bad.
Get over it and concentrate on what's important. If you're there, make sure you're heard. If not, watch it however you can.
If the ticket is paid for, the team has been financially supported. There is no other place I can think of where where people believe that just because you bought a ticket, you have to attend.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||Well, there are occasions when there's an emergency...||
I was in the stadium 2 years ago with a friend in a wheelchair who developed breathing problems at the very end of the UTL 1 game. I could not reach family sitting elsewhere or anyone in the celebration chaos by phone. We finally made it out to the concourse and ran into an emt group who expedited us to First Aid. Luckily they had the wherewithal to help and most people had not left the stadium. It was very scary but ended well!
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah, well,||
if you've ever noticed, the udub band is the only one in the stadium because the other schools boycott their WI game. The udub fans have a history of being very nasty to opposing bands.
The UW band is good, I'll grant you. As a longtime observer of the MMB, I have been disappointed in the wussy shows and that flat-footed stride they use. The band hasn't been anywhere near as awesome since George Cavender directed it and Jerry Bilik arranged the music.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||Re: Diversity at Michigan||
As a former chapter advisor to Alpha Gamma Delta at UM, I can personally confirm that the Michigan chapter has been initiating young minority women of all flavors since the early 70's.
Alabama is an extreme example of discrimination. I hope the undergraduates can force the alumnae to rescind this decision. Sometimes when you expose a situation, things can change fast.
The international magazine publishes chapter and initiation pictures that routinely contain minority members.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||Wow, BitDefender blocked me||
Wow, BitDefender blocked me for possible malware!
|34 weeks 3 days ago||It's great for a lot of reasons||
1. It's a great way to get acquainted in a new city - there are young alumni groups in bigger cities.
2. You meet some wonderful people you would meet otherwise.
3. You have game parties and other lunatics to watch with.
4. You can make new friends, outside your work environment/profession.
5. If you're in a town on business, you can often get invited to some awesome events. (dinner and a play, final four tix, meetings, dinners at people's homes ...)
|34 weeks 4 days ago||I'd love to see all the sports||
I so miss Mgovideo for live games and replay. Football is about the only sport that is on some kind of cable or OTA channel.
I'm not on cable TV, so I vote for streaming only and avoiding the expense/effort in trying to get it on cable. It would be easy enough to expand the mgoblue multimedia page and the mobile app(s) they already have may be robust enough to support it.
I would pay a modest subscription fee for expanded coverage there. I'd even pay a pay per view for the FB and BB games BTN is broadcasting so that UM could reimburse BTN. Fans of the opponents in those events could see their teams on a pay per view/or free basis. (Sometimes the links on opponents' sites have been offered to our fans on the mgoblue schedule, but I've found that the access on their websites doesn't always work smoothly.)
The BTN replays some programs endlessly when they could do better by showing more student-produced athletic events. I know they do some and I enjoy watching them.
The Michigan site could give priority to live BB, FB and hockey when scheduling OR just give us multiple streams (!!!), so we would be able to see the others at the times they are scheduled particularly M and W's gymnastics, softball, baseball and volleyball.
The BTN tends to OD on wrestling. There are lots of soccer, baseball, track and field, as well as swimming and diving fans. Many times, it is hard to find NCAA championship matches in the non-revenue sports and BTN usually doesn't carry any of it. A big portion of the video on CBSSports (BTN subscription) consists of clips and highlights we already see on Mgoblue. Clips from Michigan athletes competing for berths/medals on US teams, national or Olympic performances would be terrific. (I'm looking at you, Beryl and Charlie!)
This would be a wonderful opportunity for students to gain experience in taping, producing and doing the play by play.
The channel could do other topics like highlights/news of Michigan Alumni Athletes competing somewhere in the world each week; coaches review of the games with clips...
BYW there are a lot of lifelong fans, older men and women of all ages, who follow this blog.
|35 weeks 8 hours ago||Check the UM Alumni Assoc for contact info||
NC Alumni Clubs: Charlotte and the Triangle Area Club (Raleigh-Durham)
SC Alumni Club: Hilton Head Island or Spirit Clubs: Charleston and Greenville
They will probably get the opportunity to order tix. (Worst case you'll find some good folks to watch the game together.)
|38 weeks 13 hours ago||Thanks, the timing for your||
Thanks, the timing for your post was perfect as Sam didn't talk about it this am!
|38 weeks 1 day ago||Roku does not do LIVETV,||
Roku does not do LIVETV, everything is video, BUT......
The best plugins for live TV for Roku and a lot of others (not Apple TV) are available through a pc product called Playon. It's cheap, often comes with a free Roku and works well. It uses plugin scripts (cheap, donation or free) for almost all the cable channels.
It'll also manage logins to other subscriptions like ESPN Insider and CBSSports (BTN). Charter will block BTN all the time and ESPN if they feel like it unless you have Cable TV. Use a VGA or hdmi cable to your tv and log onto espn and charter from your pc instead.
Two of the best scripts are superusvoxtv (Look up its website on the internet. They have excellent support.) and basic cable. You can also find MLB and lots of other sports including european channels among the Playon plugins. Playon also has DVR software call PlayLater. Get a lifetime license, it's well worth the money. The picture quality has improved a lot in the last 6 months or so.
|38 weeks 2 days ago||Find out which arrondisemont||
Find out which arrondisemont you're staying in and start looking in that general area. I'd recommend a brasserie as the food is generally medium priced, unpretentious, lively ambiance and generally very good. The people watching is terrific.
I'd get a little book or list of menu names for different foods. I try to avoid sweetbreads and organ meats.
The Guide Michelin is a great guide for many European regions. I'd recommend checking out the Guide (pronounced GEED in French) app for smart phones. It'll tell you the top things to do and how long each will take, it rates restaurants by stars (quite accurately) and has great maps.
The red books are available in the travel section of any major bookseller. As I recall there are two red books: one is restaurants and the other is tourist information for a given city or region. The colors may have changed.
A concierge can be helpful although if you're staying in an American hotel, you might get the touristy expensive place with mediocre food.
Paris is a wonderful walking city and you'll miss a lot of sights and get to meet really rude drivers if you take a cab! In at least 5 trips to France, the only rude people I met were cab drivers and I don't speak French.
The best way to approach anyone is to use whatever French words you may know to say, "Pardon, monsieur/madame, I have a problem." You have just given them permission to try speaking English as well as they can and they love to help. The French are reluctant to speak bad English and feel embarassed if they misspeak. If you're both making fools out of yourself, it will be really enjoyable!