Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
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|13 weeks 3 days ago||Reformation||
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Has anyone seen the 101st||
Has anyone seen the 101st Parachute Demo Team's video online? It looked really cool when they showed it on the scoreboards, would like to see it again.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||
I agree with you, in fact i have been quite impressed over the past few months with how much better their writing has become. The I know parenthetical was more due to how they handled our NCAA investigation at the start than a comment on the blog in general.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||Interesting (IMO) read from||
Interesting (IMO) read from Deadspin (I know...), "Jim Tressel is the Perfect Coach"
|4 years 15 weeks ago||I would drive to Detroit||
I would drive to Detroit during rush hour a thousand times before trying to make the trek out to Auburn Hills. There is no good way to get there from Washtenaw County, and they somehow still have not figured out how to handle parking at the Palace for a large event even though they have dozens (hundreds?) per year.
|4 years 18 weeks ago||I know the thread is from a||
I know the thread is from a while back, but I just saw this pop up in my rss reader:
|4 years 18 weeks ago||Alumni Players||
I know that former players can't contact recruits directly, but will their renewed passion for the school/Brady Hoke provide a boost in recruiting (probably next year)? Can we have Tom Brady and Braylon Edwards just so happen to have stopped by at the big house to play catch when a QB/WR recruit is visiting?
Insert standard how dare they care about coach over school, but I definitely have heard more from the former players in the last few days than I have in the past few years.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||Listening on the radio I kept||
Listening on the radio I kept picturing Darrell Hammond doing a Bill Clinton impersonation, but I like Matt Foley even more.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||I understand he could have||
I understand he could have fired RR earlier (if it was, despite his assurances otherwise, preordained), but would he legally have been able to announce a coach today? I thought the law in Michigan was a minimum 7 day job posting before a public/government job could be filled.
I guess I get the dissapointment that either he fired RR at all or waited until now to do it (depending on your thoughts on Rodriguez), but it seems like his hands are tied on the timetable to introduce a new coach. Unless that rule doesn't apply, in which case rabble rabble.
I will not add anything to who should be come coach because I was convinced we should have had Ron English follow Lloyd, and that doesn't seem like it would have worked out so well.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||They do, but looking at the||
They do, but looking at the price I need to write a nicer thank you card:
|4 years 23 weeks ago||I'd say my feelings were hurt||
I'd say my feelings were hurt if I didn't agree so wholeheartedly.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||With my son||
(Note: I went to the game much more for the opportunity to bring my son to the big house for an event rather than watching hockey. So, not much related to the actual game in the following)
I brought my two year old son to the game, and we had a blast. We were in line to get in our seats as the flyover happened, so that was a bummer, but otherwise everything went as well as I could have hoped for. We were in Section 21, row 51, but could pretty clearly see what was happening on the ice:
The first set of fireworks scared my son a little, but the second and third (we left right before the 4th goal as it was getting darker and colder) had him really excited and clapping.
I'd say we spent about 60% of the time in our seats and 40% of the time running around the concourse. My son really liked the band and anytime people were cheering, especially the goal count chant. He also thought the eagle statue was the best thing ever made, and was staring at it so intently my mom had to tell him she had treats in order to get a picture.
As we were leaving our seats and all the way to the car he was yelling "Go Blue Hockey Game" to anyone nearby, and got a lot of go blue's in return. Overall it was a great experience and I can't wait for another fun/cheap opportunity to take him back (football games can wait until he is old enough to care).
|4 years 41 weeks ago||FWIW, we have 42||
FWIW, we have 42 players with declared majors (from UMOD):
6 engineers (14%, Aero, Civil, 2 ME's, MSE/NAME dual major, Nuclear)
1 education (2%)
14 LSA (33% Classical Civ, 2 Econ, History, History/Sociology, Physics, 2 Poli Sci, Psychology (honors), 5 Sociology)
21 Kinesiology (50% Athletic Training, 4 Movement Science, 3 Phsyical Education, 14 Sport Management)
Undeclareds are 15 BGS, 21 Kinesiology, 22 LSA, and 2 with no listing.
|4 years 44 weeks ago||Now to make sure my company||
Now to make sure my company bids low, so I can build my secret entrance and parking spot.
Does anyone know what Phase II (if there is one) is going to be? I thought there were going to be major exterior renovations as well to make it look more in tune with the rest of the campus.
Good news that the project is moving forward.
|4 years 46 weeks ago||Still Around||
It just moved out to Dexter (well, Scio Township). It is on Zeeb Road right off of the I-94 exit. Still good German food, still lots of beer (including a special 1-liter glass boot of beer for ~$27 [you keep the boot]).
I think it was closed for late 90's through 2001ish.
Now I want some weissbier. Or maybe Dinkelacker Dark. Or Weihenstephaner. Oh sweet nectar...
|4 years 47 weeks ago||Second the Common Grill||
If only for their rolls. I have to constantly restrain myself from eating the entire basket in order to have enough room to enjoy the rest of the meal.
|4 years 47 weeks ago||Alaska||
My wife and I were on our honeymoon and were in Ketchikan, Alaska on the day of the 2007 ND game. We skipped the shore excursion and found the nearest bar (home of the happy bears) in order to watch the game. The only other person in the bar watching the game turned out to be an alum of the SNRE. That was neat. A couple of irish fans came in near the end of the third, saw the score, and asked us if we wanted to drink away the year's football sorrows. We may have stumbled back to the ship.
|4 years 48 weeks ago||Well, clearly with M Den's||
Well, clearly with M Den's web presence allowing direct B2C sales, this is a case of "clicks and mortar", not "brick and mortar".
|4 years 49 weeks ago||The only reason we are||
The only reason we are thinking it might be ok is it starts at 3:00 (3:30?) and the average temperature at that time of year is upper-20's. If it is really cold out, my friends will be getting the tickets.
|4 years 49 weeks ago||22 Percent||
From the umich "Understanding Tuition" site:
Q. Why is it necessary to raise tuition when Michigan families are struggling so much financially?
|4 years 49 weeks ago||The Mrs. Cockburn Chant||
That was the greatest. It was either the 02-03 or 03-04 season and was the first game my now-wife went to; she was immediately hooked.
My other favorite memory is the four years my dad went to U of M (86-89). I was between 4 and 7 and could take entire sections for myself. I distinctly remember shoving trash under the seats and then trying to race it down to the bottom of the bleachers while it slid on the ramp underneath. Now I would hate to see Yost that empty, but at that age it was quite the adventure.
|4 years 49 weeks ago||General Studies||
from umich: "This degree remains an option for students with interdisciplinary or alternate academic interests, allowing them to pursue their interests in an individually designed degree program independent of departmental requirements."
I'm sure that there are people, including athletes, who are in general studies so they can take the minimum amount of blow-off classes and still say they graduated - I'm also sure that it can be a useful program for people that are interested in multiple fields but don' t have the time/money to stay at U of M for 6-8 years for multiple bachelor degrees. For instance, my brother-in-law received a BGS degree rather than a computer science degree so he could take classes on business or things that interested him rather than prerequisites that were not going to be needed in his line of work.
If (and it is admittedly a big if) used correctly, the BGS really seems like an ideal way to use the vast academic resources that Michigan offers for people that know what they want to do and don't need a specific degree to get that job and are just looking to increase their knowledge base.
Sorry if I sound defensive, I am still pissed off about the Ann Arbor News hit piece on academics that came out shortly after my brother-in-law graduated. It seemed like a slap in the face to the people that put in a lot of work for their BGS degrees, whatever percentage of the class it may have been.
|4 years 51 weeks ago||Just a thought||
It seems like freep.com has a relatively simple URL structure, where an article might be freep.com/article/20100531/etc. and the link to the print article is freep.com/print/article/20100531/etc. I know Drupal has a (built-in, plug-in?) Wordfilter project that allows for text replacement in posts, could that be set so that any links to freep.com/article automatically change to freep.com/print/article? I'm not sure if the text replacement works on a html level, so I don't know if the nofollow portion could also be added.
Then people that weren't aware of the issues many people on the site have with the freep (or don't care/disagree/etc.) wouldn't be negged (right? sorry, I'm new) just for posting a link, and people that do choose to post a link to the freep could follow Brian's suggestion/rule without any extra effort on their part.
Is football here yet?
|4 years 51 weeks ago||This is from a long time ago, but...||
I couldn't agree more on Katapodes and Lynch. I had them the same semester and it was by far the most interested I was in non-construction related courses.
Also Tim Bahti, who taught me German Lyrical Poetry. I could never tell if he was just a really nice guy or if I was actually decent at interpreting German poetry, I have to assume it was the former.
|4 years 51 weeks ago||Connery first||
Then Brosnan (really due to the insane amount of hours I wasted playing Goldeneye at my friend's house)
Then Craig (As other people have said above he isn't quite suave/slightly cheesy enough to really do Bond. I really liked him in Defiance, that seems like the type of role he should play)
Moore, Dalton, Lazenby are all roughly equal to me, in that I will watch the movies if nothing else is on, but I wouldn't even go so far as to netflix them. Not even instant streaming netflix.
|4 years 52 weeks ago||Post-Game Press Conferences||
I like the idea of not giving any one-on-one press conferences until a retraction is printed (for the gross overstatement of hours and the lack of distinction between countable and non-countable hours, they can dance in the streets with glee about the parts they got right), but can/should anything be done at press conferences? Are there enough people asking questions that you can keep selecting other media outlets until the time is out, or would it be looking over a sea of faces and asking "anyone? anyone?" with the Freep jumping up and down and waving their hands?
If the latter, I think the best way to handle all freep questions is to take a page from 'Sheed - all answers to be a variation of "both teams played hard".
|4 years 52 weeks ago||These are my confessions||
(sorry for the subject, the song popped up on my computer today and it is unfortunately catchy)
1. I hired an intern from Michigan State.
2. I applied to Penn State and almost went there when I was waitlisted at U of M. I root for them when they are not playing Michigan.
3. I still read deadspin, even though everytime they discuss M I have to take deep breaths and take a walk around the office so that the blood vessels in my head (yeah, high school anatomy was several years ago) don't rupture.
4. I'm addicted to parentheses, and I took out 4 parenthetical comments from the above. I like to think this means I'm good at self-editing, but that is clearly a lie.
|4 years 52 weeks ago||4||
Civil Engineering '05. Married to a 4, son of two 4's (dad went back to school when I was 6, which meant student tickets to almost all of the hockey games), and brother of a 4 (and a 3).