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|8 weeks 6 days ago||Aggh||
Every time! Thank you!
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Infamous Bracket||
Michigan's infamous NIT would also need to include François "Papa Doc" Duvalier, Nathan Leopold, and James McDonald Vicary
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Just so you know||
Working on the 96 seed Bracket of the "Coolest Michigan alumnus/alumna" broken into four regions, Sporting, Politics/Commerce, Arts, and Science and Technology.
Why 96? Because I got to 64 and there were too many cool people to leave out. Cool being defined in my mind as "person whom you have the least shame reminding people went to Michigan", which is the essence of alumni bragging.
Oh and Moses Fleetwood Walker is on the list.
|14 weeks 14 hours ago||Wow...BRIs ahoy||
And since I wondered if it applied to football, four examples:
Brady Hoke is about 31.5%
Mark Dantonio is 45%, provided you only count the pictures where we can PROVE he's angry.
Urban Meyer is 14%, but I mean, I can't even decide what emotion is on his face most of the time.
Jim Tressel is 0%. I wouldn't have believed it, but there it is.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Every time we get a one frame||
Every time we get a one frame at a time of the student section, I look for my former students in the Maize Rage. No luck thus far, but one day...one day.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Captain Kovacs||
Captain Kovacs is wearing $75 football gloves to cheer on the basketball team. That is all.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Huzzah to this feature,||
Huzzah to this feature, Huzzah I say!
|24 weeks 20 hours ago||Judgment||
Brian, you are the founder of Blogpoll and had extensive notes on the nature of how various voters in said poll built their rankings. So, what are we to do with Michigan this year?
On the one hand, they have four losses, not good. On the other hand, those four losses came, on the road/"road" to teams with four losses between them (all on Nebraska).
On the other hand, none of Michigan's eight wins stand out as being particularly good, Northwestern being arguably the most impressive, and that took a miracle and overtime.
So, while many "expected" 8-4 this year, was this a good 8-4 because of the teams Michigan lost to, or a bad 8-4 because Michigan didn't win one of the games that gave them a signature win for Team 133?
|25 weeks 6 days ago||New B1G Expansion Plan||
OK, New B1G expansion plan:
Add Virginia, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Duke, NC State, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Miami and Boston College to go to 24.
Create four new divisions:
Big Ten East:
Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, Indiana, Purdue,
Big Ten West: Illinois, Northwestern, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska.
Big Ten Atlantic: Boston College, Clemson, Florida State, Maryland, North Carolina State, Rutgers
Big Ten Coastal: Duke, Georgia Tech, Miami, North Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech.
The East and West will play against each other exclusively, the Atlantic and Coastal will do the same.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||[best Tom Servo voice]||
Seriously, The Hell?
I mean, I don't even...
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Fantastic||
So much best!
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Tate Forcier||
Tough as nails for one
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Denard||
Like the snow you took
(Of all of the Denard things, the fact that he took a Ziploc bag of Michigan snow back to Florida with him after his recruiting visit remains my favorite.)
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Hey, Professor Israel is||
Hey, Professor Israel is still offering a Modern British History seminar. I loved that one she offered back in 1996!
|26 weeks 5 days ago||I MAIM! Also, I will always||
Also, I will always support "The Dynasty!"
|27 weeks 17 hours ago||Whoops...||
"Warmish? High standards over at the Hoover Street Rag."
No, I dropped the ball. I forgot the critical adjectival modifier "But it was sunny, wonderfully warmish for a November day."
It was obviously warm for a November day, but it was wonderfully warmish, meaning that I wasn't too hot, but not in Northwestern 2008 conditions either. :)
|27 weeks 3 days ago||In the immortal words of Puppet Coach Brian Kelly...||
Is that an ocelot?
|28 weeks 5 days ago||This week||
Going with Michigan 30, Minnesota 13. Jug stays in its usual safe home.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||All right||
35-31 Michigan and that's clearly with my heart and not my head.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Annoying||
It saddens me that if they can pull this off, North Carolina will have a better looking Michigan logo on their plates than the actual State of Michigan. (I've never, ever, understood the Blue Block M in the Maize Rectangle thing that the State of Michigan has. Wouldn't a Maize M with a blue border work better?)
|30 weeks 5 days ago||Hmmm...||
I'll take 28-20 I suppose.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||Hat in the ring...||
No one seems to have it yet, so 38-13 Michigan.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||He was what he was...||
Leroy Hoard has arguably my favorite line about football pretty much ever:
Regarding his skills, Hoard reportedly once said to his coach, "Coach, if you need one yard, I'll get you three yards. If you need five yards, I'll get you three yards."
|34 weeks 3 days ago||It's a great prank...but I'm wondering something...||
It's almost too perfect. It's a well made sign. It, in fact, looks very similar to the Michigan AD's twitter avatar orthodoxy (the Beat the Irish font is certainly similar even if in white instead of maize.)
It simply states an easily defended opinion/desire "Beat the Irish" and not something snarky.
It came from a specially designed, not easily traceable Gmail account created specifically for this purpose.
It is non destructive, it did no lasting damage, no one was injured, jailed, or psychologically scarred.
it got major play on websites, blogs, and ESPNU in a week that Michigan isn't playing at home. It's like some low opportunity cost guerrilla marketing.
I'm not saying that this was done in an official capacity, or even in an unofficial official capacity. But if I found out that a group of Sports Marketing kids from 1000 South State Street did this, I wouldn't be surprised in the least.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||Oh well struck sir, well||
Oh well struck sir, well struck!
|35 weeks 20 hours ago||Co-sign||
Obviously we're going to co-sign on Brian's idea for next year's Hype Video.
Also, I believe MVictors is using #1000SSS for the entire Athletic Department (address 1000 South State Street, which I also believe is or was the name of Dave Brandon's blog.)
|36 weeks 1 day ago||Not judging the veracity of having playoff banners...but||
If you're going to do it, It is a nice touch to match the logo used at the time with the appearances. It makes me sad that my favorite Lions logo doesn't get a banner.
|37 weeks 19 hours ago||Brian...||
I've just finished reading the threads. You were right.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Please please please||
Home and home with Georgia and home and home with LSU, arguably the biggest name opponent Michigan has never ever played.
|38 weeks 2 days ago||Concur with ThatGirlLovesM||
Having tried to use my phone at Michigan Stadium to get Twitter updates on injuries, once you get into the bowl, it's a crapshoot to get 3G or 4G. So now add, let's be conservative and say 10K additional people trying to hail the HAIL app, and I'm seeing a distinct potential problem. I will not be surprised if we see complaints in this department as much as anything else.
The idea is sound, I'll reserve judgment on execution until we see what happens this season.