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|15 weeks 4 days ago||If you travel on business or pleasure,||
membership is a huge benefit. You can connect with incredible people, attend an event or casual get-together while you're there and/or be invited to private homes, if you're lucky. I commuted every other week to Seattle from CA for 10 months and the Holiday Inn got really old as I was the only business woman lodging there. It took one phone call to connect and attend a play with a dozen people that night! The events and invitations meant so much. The alumni clubs are very inclusive.
Friends of mine were invited to attend a private reception and musical performance in Vienna as the result of a contact in advance of their trip.
You can also save serious money on a new Ford product. I priced a car and was awarded about a $1500 discount beyond the price negotiated with the dealer.
When we used to go to the Rose Bowl, our California club occasionally knew of extra bowl tickets and spaces available on our buses to the game.
BTW the Michigan festivities at the hotel where the tour and the teams stay are available to alumni sooo much fun! I don't know if they are only open to Association members.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||The opponent's band||
is not well treated in some stadiums. It may not be cost savings so much as the reception they receive. I can understand performing at MSU and ND because we're so much better represented in the stands.
Wisconsin comes to mind as they don't want to hear any band but their own. Their fans verbally abuse the band from the visiting school the entire time they are on the field and sometimes individuals will harang the alumni club groups in the stands with obscenities during the entire game. No one does anything about it. They are especially virulent about Michigan, but I've experienced the same bad behavior when attending games at Camp Randall against other schools as well. I always found this amazing because people from Wisconsin (outside of game day) are in general very polite and pleasant. Maybe it is something in the water in Madtown!
Iowa fans can get obnoxious as well.
As an aside, I've never seen the degree of staffing at away games that we see in Michigan Stadium. It's not unusual to see people escorted out in AA.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||You can watch it without cable today||
click on the btn2go link on mgoblue.com on the schedule bar at the bottom of the frame and it goes right to the video with no login.
|22 weeks 6 hours ago||Does it have BTN?||
How can I get an invite if it carries BTN?
|22 weeks 20 hours ago||I've lost my BTN stream||
Any suggestions? Stream2watch.me has an obnoxious block trying to require you to disable the adblockers. If I do, I get ads that never end because they want my email for a login. Others I've tried have the same block. Help.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Is there any radio coverage?||
I've been looking but couldn't find any.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Correct me if I'm wrong, but||
I believe that they changed the strike zone this year (lowering it at least) and Megan's strength was her rise ball. I think it might have thrown off her game and it took her a much of the early part of the season to be able to throw something else.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||HAIL, YES!||
I love it! I couldn't be in the marching band in the 60's and prohibiting women was over-the-top offensive to those of us who were members of excellent HS marching bands.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||Does anyone record the games?||
I'd love to be able to watch replays on mgovideo or some other place. I'm a tv cord cutter without a reliable access to btn2go on Charter. I subscribe to BTN plus and can stream the ESPN's, but the series are usually split between btn2go and BTN plus! Any suggestions?
|26 weeks 6 days ago||For my money||
a Roku with a lifetime license for playon (pc sw) which gives you lots of channels in HD and dvr for any streaming you want and casting it to your tv. Playon Plus has been on sale for about $49, regular Playon is free. Mohu ($79 - 129) local stations and you're covered. I think there's a script for BTN, another script is called Basic Cable with the ESPN flavors with most of the other cable channels.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||I'm no expert, but||
I believe they reduced the size of the strike zone. Besta's best pitch is the rise ball and what was a strike last year is now being called a ball. i don't think she's been able to recover.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||It took years, maybe decades, before||
the atmosphere at Crisler approach Yost. When the crowd got going, the wooden bleachers literally bounced up and down and the noise was deafening.
There were no reserved seats for students and many camped overnight in January to get tickets. They were like hens' teeth. I've experienced fandom frenzy may times over the years, but Yost was the most intense ever!
|30 weeks 5 days ago||Nicole Artz||
competed with some significant injuries. Others did also, I'm sure. Those women are tough!!!
|31 weeks 3 days ago||Charter in SW Michigan has it on the extended basic tier||
I don't know anyone who can't get it in GR and KZoo
|31 weeks 4 days ago||Yes, Mohu||
Mohu Leaf HD amplified (which can hang behind your tv or on the wall or window) is fabulous for a metropolitan area. Cost is about $79.
The Mohu Sky HD Multidirectional (also amplified) works out to about 60 miles if you live in no man's land like I do. It'll work in your attic or on the roof really well. Connect it to your old satellite or cable feed and it'll support your whole house. Cost is about $129 refurbished -$150 new.
Order from Mohu, Amazon or buy it at Best Buy.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||The link to many of the movies listed||
is Larry Kasdan, a UM grad, who wrote and/or directed many of them. He often puts Michigan gear on one of the characters whether there is a overt connection to UM or not. The Big Chill and Grand Canyon are examples.
|47 weeks 2 days ago||The stream is in the schedule on stream2watch.me||
Assume it won't fail us.
|48 weeks 1 day ago||It was close and exciting||
after that disappointing first set. They looked disorganized, I turned it off and checked in on the 3rd set. They were relentless!
|48 weeks 4 days ago||I'd recommend handicapped because...||
Since the renovation, they are much better: east side of the stadium (instead of the end zone), 40 yard line, no stairs and right at the main level entrance where there are extra people to assist, proximity to restrooms immediately on the concourse, no problem with others standing in front of him. I've sat with a friend in a wheelchair in the old and new accommodations, it is pretty nice and usually not all that crowded. Try to get in there.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Stream for everything I need||
I have Charter internet without cable tv ($40). Stream2watch.me gives me most televised games and USA live tv (including BTN, ESPN all flavors and MSNBC). I rarely have to go to a sports bar to watch anything. Ads and malware sites can besiege you. Use Adblock Plus and don't click on anything except your choice of streams and ignore anything that tries to download or any warnings that you need to upgrade something to run your program .
For local tv, you can't beat Mohu. They make military antennae. I've had the amplified HD Leaf for 3 years and it's great. They say 50 mile radius, mine goes 60 in the flatlands where I live. the limitations are that it will service only 1 tv at a time, maybe more on the same setting with a splitter (I've never tried this.) It is about $79.
Newer models are the Curve, an upgrade to the Leaf, and the omni-directional Sky which will service all the households tvs and can be mounted in the attic, your roof or tower. I'm going to upgrade for the Sk very soon. (The Sky is $149 on their site or $100 for a scratch-and-dent model.)
|1 year 18 weeks ago||General advice for France||
I've traveled with friends who have had some French and I usually end up being the spokeswoman without a shred of French.
Get a little guide to the words that appear on menues. Mine was tiny, about 3"x4", and fit in a pocket. (I did it to avoid sweetbreads which the French love.)
Best way to start to a conversation: "Pardon, monsieur, (or madam) I have a problem." (Most speak some English, but do not wish to embarrass themselves. If you use a French word here and there, you have given them permission to speak bad English. They will go out of their way to help, will use whatever English they know and you'll both be laughing at the improv by the end of the conversation. Sign language and good humor work wonders.) BTW,don't shout, they're not hard of hearing.
If you're not sure of what you want to eat, ask the matre d' what is good that day. They'll be very flattered and you will not be disappointed. Stay away from touristy places and American hotels. Menues are usually posted outside.
I love France and have never been disappointed. I rarely opt for expensive meals: the bistros and small family restaurants are usually terrific. A more unusual favorite of mine is couscous, a North African stew that is a standard part of French cuisine. It is outstanding. If you see a "couscouserie", the restaurant specializes in it. (Rouen has a very nice one a couple of blocks east, I think, of the cathedral.)
After several trips to France, I began dabbling in cooking French regional cuisine. It's very rewarding especially if you begin simply with roast chicken and branch out from there.
For a pleasant, reasonable lunch, I recommend going to a charcuterie (cooked meats). Pick up some meats or combos (a terrine is kind of like a meatloaf or actual pate, there are often several to pick from - rabbit is delicious), some cheese (there or at a fromagerie), a bagette and something to drink. Stop at a patisserie for a sweet dessert and find a park or quiet spot for lunch.
In England, the food has improved tremendously, however pubs and Indian restaurants are very dependable.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Replay of the games are on espn3||
The replays are being posted within an hour of the end of the game on espn3. I have Charter, but no cable tv and I've been able to watch them without any problem.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||here, here on "Germs||
Guns and Steel", "The Guns of August", "And the Band Played On", AND Harry Potter (I know it's fiction, but read the entire series in order. It's as brilliant for adults as it is for youth. They are great to read along with your kids.)
There are so "aha" moments in GG and S et al. They give plausible reasons why things happened that you wondered or speculated about over the years.
Another book to suggest is "Your Inner Fish" by Neil Shuban. It is used as a text in medical schools for evolutionary anatomy. It was also the basis for a PBS series that you can watch on PBS.org or Youtube. The episodes are titled: "Your Inner Fish", "Your Inner Reptile" and "Your Inner Monkey". Fascinating.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||no audio||
I'm trying to watch it on BTN Plus and the only audio I can receive is the recorded "gopher trivia"! Anyone else having that problem. Without the commentary, I can't tell who's at bat.....
Add to that we're behind.
Anybody have any ideas? If I look at the little device status in my win 7 lower rt corner, I can see the chrome icon with btn2go and the name of the game, but I can't select it. I'm tearing my hair.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Get a mohu||
hd antenna. (Multi-directional is best, but the hd will go out to 65 miles.) See my post on stream2watch.me
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Streaming||
I've had great luck with stream2watch.me, they even have tru tv. You can see if the game is on the basketball list or go to live tv for btn, various flavors of espn and cbs and other cable channels.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||I love the softball program but||
didn't think I'd see this kind of firepower against OSU. The scoreboard can't handle double-digit runs in an inning!
|1 year 33 weeks ago||you can stream it live for free on||
supervoxustv.com (espn, espn2 and 3) plus btn, on-air and huge list of other networks. It's a Canadian site and is high quality. If you want to use it with Roku/playon or some other streamer to tv, the one time fee is $5. I've used it for about 3 years with great availabilty and reliability: none of those irritating ads that download malware.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||I tried everything to find a stream all weekend||
It must have been so exciting. I did watch gametracker, but that is hardly worth it. I hope more will get televised somehow before the Big 10 season starts. The SEC network(and maybe the Big 12, I think) requires a subscription. Please post if you know of an option. Bloo-hoo!
|1 year 35 weeks ago||I'd love to see more softball, w gymnastics and volleyball||
do you have any suggestions? I subscribe to btnplus (no good out of conference) and cbs sports (Michigan Digital Network) but unless I'm able to catch ooc live broadcasts, the replays either don't work or are not available. For example, check out the UM MSU women's gymnastic match on Friday night.