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|1 day 6 hours ago||MRI tomorrow from what I read||
I'd wait for a doctor's report or official news from OSU before we speculate how long he will be out, or how it will effect their team. I'm more concerned about our team, namely our running game.
|6 days 7 hours ago||Seattle does have a great atmosphere||
But no way do they compete in the Premier League. Yedlin just signed on to play for the SPurs in 2015- 2016. This is good news for USA soccer.
|6 days 14 hours ago||This represents everything right with college sports||
What winners he and Coach Beilein are! Sorry Spike, I may have a new co favorite player : )
|6 days 15 hours ago||MLS getting better but still hard to watch||
if you compare its quality to many world class leagues. In Europe practically no one would go watch a university club match, which is different than the college football mania that we have here. No right or wrong just a matter of taste. I personally like both ends of the spectrum, supporting my local teams and also bucking up to see the very best in the world. The exhibition at the Big House had many quality plays that one would simply not see at any MLS game. when the MLS has a Detroit team I will support it. I would rather hit myself with a hammer than support anything associated with the dregs in Columbus.
|1 week 1 day ago||We will now pick before KC||
In the waiver wire. How's that for being positive?
|1 week 1 day ago||You really think you will have trouble getting decent tickets?||
I think Soldier Field will be half, or more, empty. I lived in the northern burbs of Chicago and enjoyed going to Northwestern to see MIchigan football and basketball (and now you can go up to Madison to see hockey) - but this makes no sense to me, other than for about 10,000 alums of the schools that turn out to see this.
|1 week 1 day ago||M vs MSU football should be at Yankee Stadium next year||
Lord knows we have some East Coast alums and more marketing opportunities for that "wow" experience....And who really cares about the season ticket holders anyway?
On a more serious note, Miami and WMU as the other game in this hockey match up. Any guesses on how many fans will attend this match up on Feb 7th?
|1 week 1 day ago||Now THAT makes sense!||
submit your resume to DB.
|1 week 1 day ago||But will there be fireworks?||
Seems like a forced "event". Maybe the teams will wear new alternate Adidas jerseys?
|1 week 4 days ago||question to anyone under 21||
Does this uniform appeal to you? Would you buy one?
I must be way out of the target market because this uniform is a butt ugly to me. Of course if they win, Brandon and Adidas can dress them in clown outfits.
|2 weeks 18 hours ago||14 is too young to go alone, you are a good mom : )||
I'm no prude, but I saw several young teenagers, mainly girls, unaccompanied and asking for trouble. My first thought was what are their parents thinking?
I've been going with my daughter for several years and she is now 17. I do give her space and let her pick the acts... Artic Monkeys won over Eminem : (.
It's really a fun bonding time. We brought her up conservatively but laugh about the pot smoke, the really skimpy outfits (yes I notice them), and the bizzare people watching. She is learning to play electric guitar and even has become a fan of some "oldies" rock from my stone age era such as the Cure and New Order last year.
You are so right on how easy it is to blend in. There are lots of really nice kids there who are very accepting of "old people". Some even told me that " I wished my parent would come".
Maybe you should ask your son if he wants to bring a friend next year, sort of best of both worlds? This is a big time in his life, so be there for him, even if he says he is too old. Even if they act like they don't want you around, they do listen to what you say, and watch how you act . He will also brag to his friends, behind your back of course, that he has the coolest Mom around!
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Saw Ghost BC too : )||
THAT was some act! I have a blast every time I go and try to see all genres of music, but am surprised by which groups draw the main stages and huge crowds. Last year was excellent in both big acts : Killers, Cure, Mumford and Sons, et al. and "small stage acts" such as 21 Pilots and Jake Bugg.
This year some of the big stage acts seemed like they should be on small stages.
Royal Blood and Hozier played in front of 100's and deserved to be seen by 1000's. I didn't complain as I was front center for both.
Eminem was very good but I would have liked to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers come back.
Anyway check out Royal Blood and read about/watch Mike Kerr's guitar playing. It was like watching Hendrix at Monterey - everyone was wondering how does he play three different guitars sounds from one 4 string bass using splitters and different amps. Even Jimmy Page has gone to watch him play.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Any real rockers out there? Royal Blood!!||
Royal Blood was probably the least talked about band and had the best show at Lollapalooza. They had critical acclaim after performances at Glastonbury and BBC/ Jools Holland but are still unknown here. Think White Stripes meets Black Sabbath- a two guy band that blow the lid off. They have some songs on youtube and their debut album is goign to be released later this month.
I also liked Hozier and Artic Monkeys.
It's a great festival but I believe more than half the attendees don't know much about the bands and just want to see whomever they last heard on popular radio.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||He has some good team mates as well||
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Classy guy, wonderful city||
What a winner!
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Everyone's crazy bout the sharp dressed man!||
Welcome Mr. Cole!
|3 weeks 5 days ago||How many spaces do you need?||
I have several prime parking spots at State between Stadium and Granger. I expect the parking situation will be like that of a night fooball game.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Goes back to the dumb Fister trade||
Smyly should be in the pen. I still don't understand that Fister trade.
|4 weeks 10 hours ago||Doing the Daddy Daughter bonding trip to Lollapalooza next week||
Last year we bonded over 21 Pilots and Jake Bugg, (which got her into some Johhny Cash, Dylan) and The Cure. She was so inspired that she bought an electric guitar and is getting pretty good :)
Looking forward to Artic Monkeys, Black Keys and The Kooks this year's year show.
I like the old school bands that are really talented musicians such as Rush and Emerson, Lake, and Palmer but realize my breed is dying off,lol...
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Sounds great||
I hope I am alive for the day when I can take a train from A2 to a Red Wings game (in Detroit).
The Joe is old, ugly, uncomfortable and doesn't take advantage of its prime location (no views from inside, poorly planned parking, obstructs what would be a nice river view).
As long as there are fireworks, count me in ; )
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Nice post Brodie||
Congrats to you and good luck in your future. Your Michigan experience socially and academically will hopefully prepare you well!
By the way I am very proud of Charles Woodson,Juwan Howard, and countless other athletes for the work they do with Mott's Childrens Hospital.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Academics upset?||
Not sure how you draw this conclusion.
My point was that the academic reputation of MIchigan, especially grad schools, is what is sacred to this institution of higher learning.This is what draws the huge donors who want their names associated with surgery units, cancer research wards, business schools, etc.
All sports are subserviant to academics. Football is great entertainment for students, alums, and walmart wolverines, and is a nice recruiting tool for getting undergrads. The cyclical nature of UM sports teams winning won't make or break Michigan's admission rates or the pocket books of its donors.
Academics definitely would prefer UM to be sucessful in all sports including football, but don't lose sleep over it if they don't.
The frustration for many UM alums over 40, and perhaps some of the Regents, is that DB is trying to turn every home game into a Super Bowl, when what makes college football great is that it is not the Super Bowl. This does not diminish the high marks he gets for improving all of the athletic facilites
|4 weeks 3 days ago||The point was big donations are not tied into football||
Also the secondary point was grad schools are where reputations of universities are made.
The year old story helped support that flow of posts. No need to snarky.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Huge UM donation||
In case you are wondering why Krazy Jims had to move his Blimpy Burgers. It is funny that the story shows a picture of UM football fans, yet Munger made no appropriations for athletics or undergraduate studies. Most big time donors want UM to be like Stanford and the Ivies academically, not like Alabama.
Stanford is actually an interesting role model for UM athletics and academics in many ways. Unfortunately the commercialization of college football, and now basketball, make this very difficult for the universities.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||The reality is||
if guys like Ross, Wilpon, etc don't like UM's President for ANY reason and don't contribute big dollars, then that President is in trouble. Not sure that is the case yet, but from what I have heard Schlissel may need to tone down the perceived Ivy League snobbery to keep people happy. He is a very smart and I'm sure has figured, or will figure, it out. Doesn't mean he or the Regents will be a lap dog to DB.
To suggest that success in UM's football program, compared to academia, is essential to the University's future sucess is nonsense. I'd be surprised to hear if anyone who has graduated from any of UM's grad schools, where UM makes its national reputation, would place winning football championships on such a pedestal.
If one believed this really were the case, Brandon and Hoke should be fired immediately and $aban should be hired.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Ross loved the B School first and foremost||
Many of his partners are also B school graduates. Interesting fact is that Ross's uncle, Max Fischer is the benefactor whose name adorns OSU's Business School.
If someone had a good academic experience that helped them become very, very successful, it's only natural that when they get older they want to leave a legacy where they spent some of the happiest years of their lives. Michigan and other top institutions are masterful at culling these relationships. These relationship advisors make good dough doing this - and some aren't even alums.
I don't think the RichRod years, and maybe the Hoke years, will jeopardize this process at a great institution such as UM. I would be more worried if our Bus school, Med school, law school, Engin school, etc dropped THEIR performaces and stopped producing the real leaders and best.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Making a mountain out of a mole hill for Schlissel||
http://www.freep.com/article/20140718/NEWS06/307180095/mark-schlissel-fireworks-michigan-stadium ironically this Freep article seems more balanced.
Those who are offended by the Administration's views on the DB/ football team, should turn your attention to the Regents who voted against the fireworks. Bernstein and other's made some pretty biting comments.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||The concept of UM being much more than Saturday afternoons||
is VERY Duderstatian. In fact he said this. He was a very philosophical leader and did not care much about public opinion, something missing in most leaders today. This allowed him to advance Michigan in race, gender, and sexual orientation equality; modernize the campus; and improve research critical to grad schools.
While he probably preferred the marching band to the football team, under his tenure we did enjoy Rose Bowl and Final four trips.
I've read that he wishes that students were as passionate about social issues as they are about athletics.
Probably realistic to think Schlissel, an academic coming from Brown, has some of the same thoughts.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Michigan isn't in the national spotlight?||
By the way there are also sports besides Michigan football that are representing the university exceedingly well ; )
Despite the worst 7 year stretch of football in memory, inflation adjusted donations have never been higher to UM than during the past few years. It may change the paltry dollars we sports fans contribute, but the big dollar players have, and will continue to contribute.
Al Glick loves this football team, and will do so through tough times, as all loyal alums do. I don't know Stephen Ross but the last 7 years didn't seem to quell his financial contributions.
What is probably true is that the big dollar donors that are also very passionate about football have Brandon's ear, and some offer "advice". I doubt they are contributing less because they are not satisfied with Hoke's performance.
The big money usually comes from older folks who have perspective, not like many sports bloggers, who live and die vacariously with M football.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Chris Peterson||
Will be interesting to see how he does at Washington. His work at Boise St. was impressive and fun to watch.