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|3 days 2 hours ago||Hmmm...||
I wonder where the Hockey Garage Sale will be held this year?
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Wow!||
Thank all of you so much for your generosity, either with a donation, or cross-promotion. We're sitting at over $18,000 because of the wonderful efforts of the Michigan family and we thank you for it. Sincerely.
|7 weeks 7 hours ago||I think we're definitely in||
I think we're definitely in favor of this, we'll see where the next few days take us.
|7 weeks 7 hours ago||The simple premise is three-fold||
1). Turning a negative into a positive. Showing that we believe Harbaugh speaking the truth was not worthy of a fine. Getting us out of our wallowing in self-pity and towards something productive, especially on Giving Tuesday.
2). Once we reach $10k, the plan is to challenge the Big Ten to match the donation with an additional $10k
3): Make this a conversation piece during the Big Ten championship game this Saturday to help raise additional support for The ChadTough Foundation.
If nothing else, we raise some money for a good cause. I can live with that.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Opinion based on nothing concrete||
Warde is working behind the scenes, because he saw how well the Brandon model "worked" and realized that he needs to be a stealth hitter. What matters more is if he's pushing not how he is pushing.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Interesting note about 2019||
That November 9 date is open for both Michigan and Rutgers. I mention this because that weekend is the 150th anniversary of the first intercollegiate football game, November 6, 1869.
Since I doubt Princeton would be available to play Rutgers (as they did that day in 1869), given current Ivy League rules, there's a possibility that Michigan and Rutgers, as the two oldest programs in FBS, play in a sesquicentennial showdown. You know the Big Ten would sell the crap out of that. (The only issue is that Michigan is slated to host that game, but small detail.)
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Not here fast enough, so...||
Michigan 45, Illinois 8
Livonia Public Schools Foundation
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Since you asked nicely||
I cannot promise, however, I will remember to update it on there though.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||It's essentially a virtual tie right now.||
If Michigan and ND keep winning, ND essentially as 0.00001 to their lead with every win (due to the disparity in total games played between the two schools.)
A Michigan win/ND loss this weekend would put Michigan 0.00009 ahead, the same level of virtual tie by which ND is ahead at the moment.
Yes, I am keeping a spreadsheet.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Well...||
Michigan 37, Colorado 16
|18 weeks 6 days ago||55-13 Michigan wins||
55-13 Michigan wins
|42 weeks 3 days ago||No.||
Family is family. And it is clear that family is of the utmost importance to the Harbaughs.
|42 weeks 5 days ago||Sorry I'm late to this||
And man, MGoBoard comes strong with a lot of good advice.
If I wanted to amplify anything, it's that the quality of the teacher matters (and I say this as an AP U.S. History teacher) but it's also the quality of the effort and desire that the student puts in. A student should be well rounded, pursuing that in which they have shown talent, but also pushing their boundaries and seeing what else is out there. Naturally, raw intellect matters, but at the high school level, it is the students who have succeeded not by "playing school" but who have the disciplined study habits, the willingness to ask questions, and the willingness to both have a plan and adjust their plans that are the most successful. You will always have the natural talents, the 4 and 5-star kids who are just knowledge sponges and would be successful with or without your class, but give me a 3 star with a motor and I can help them find a gear that they never knew they had. Those kids are the ones who tend to be more successful in college because they can combine intellect with work ethic.
The other thing with the APs is that it's a great chance for "smart kids to fail." I don't mean that in a negative way, but simply in the sense that so many academically talented students are not challenged by high school for reasons of or not of their own making, and then get to an elite institution and flounder. Not because they are not "smart" enough, but simply because they lack the skill set and tool kit to make it work when the raw intellect isn't enough. It is better to struggle in high school, where you have your family and your teachers as a support network around you, to learn those coping strategies and mechanisms. It makes you better in the long run.
In the end, a kid with drive, talent, and vision will always find a way to be successful. Doing your homework on this kind of thing is useful and in the end, whatever decision your family makes will be the right one for the right reasons for your family. Trust it and move forward confidently in the direction of your goal.
|42 weeks 6 days ago||There has been a move towards minimalism of late||
Smaller devices mean graphics will be smaller, which will make it harder to see, making those words harder to read. With the Block M, it's one color, two at most, and it's immediate, it's striking. As much as we made fun of Lochdogg for the statement about the Power of the Block M, he was right in the sense that it carries a tremendous amount of weight.
Of the 14 schools, only Ohio State has words on it, and truthfully, they could get away with the O or the O with buckeye leaf in the corner like they used to do in the 1980s. All of those schools know that a simple letter or symbol holds a great deal of power and is easily reproduced.
|42 weeks 6 days ago||For reference...||
The sheet in question from 2013.
|43 weeks 1 day ago||Not mentioned here but...it was on Twitter||
My goodness, to be left longer for the super homer FSN North announcers on Saturday instead of the pseudo-neutral BTN crew. At least you could understand why the FSN North guys were pulling for Minnesota.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||(No subject)||
|43 weeks 3 days ago||I believe..||
That it counts for one vote in the process. I do not know how many voters there are, but it can't hurt.
|45 weeks 1 day ago||Do we know that?||
It was my understanding, and this is just things I've gleaned, not actually been told, that Mel took the MTU job because, in part, a certain former athletic director was not keen on hiring career assistants and that he left with, if not Red's blessing, certainly his understanding. By showing that he can be a head coach, Mel has proven he's the worthy successor of Red's coaching tree.
|45 weeks 1 day ago||I think this speaks||
Manuel will defer to Berenson on hockey program's future
|46 weeks 1 day ago||Not bad..||
Centennial Crest was still so much better. I mean, this is clean, classic, and bold. But I also know that the use of stars in a crest are controversial in soccer circles.
|52 weeks 3 hours ago||One Day||
One day I hope my high school will have a player worthy of Harbaugh wanting to sit in on my class. And I hope the day he does is the day that I'm teaching about the 1904 World's Fair and Olympics.
|1 year 3 days ago||Hey||
That's Mike Hart's birthday!
|1 year 5 days ago||Request||
Please consider changing the MGoBlog Twitter avatar to the Block M casting side-eye seen above. I realize the seat cushion Braveheart is tradition, but man, that is so perfectly Michigan/
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Thank you for getting the||
Thank you for getting the NCAA recordbook, that makes me feel better about my numbers.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Hmmm...||
It's not six games. It's three Michigan wins and three Notre Dame losses.
Also, can we check this, because I have Notre Dame at 892-313-42 post Fiesta Bowl. This is a very hard stat to nail down, as I have seen different totals in different places.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Back to it...||
Maize pants. And fix the sleeve stripes to be the 1980s style. But this is a minor quibble. I have faith that Nike understands that the Michigan brand is not one that needs to be tinkered with extensively.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||I had blocked that part out||
I had blocked that part out of my mind, but yes, that doesn't help.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||November 7, 2010 - Jets 23, Lions 20 (OT)||
On one level yes, blowing a 20-0 second half lead on the longest Hail Mary in league history on an untimed down is exceptionally Lions-y.
On the other hand, losing a game in overtime because your rookie All-Pro defensive lineman hit the upright on an extra point attempt because your regular kicker had been injured in the game, allowing the Jets to comeback and win in overtime still feels the most Lions finish ever.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Win will cause me||
Win will cause me to... decorously march across the internet to reclaim the e-Jug from e-Gophers.
Does this include claiming the @LittleBrownJug twitter feed that is apparently run by a Gopher and giving it to Dooley?