UM-friendly bar locations across the US (and elsewhere)

UM-friendly bar locations across the US (and elsewhere)

Submitted by JLo on October 19th, 2009 at 8:17 PM

ED-Seth: Welcome to our Bar Finder Sticky. The user community has kept this going since 2009 to help MGoBloggers find UM-friendly sites for their suds consumption.

We also got a big boost in curation in 2016 from our sponsors, the...

 

...since most of these bars are officially alumni bars. To find your club and events happening in your area, visit their website.

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THE ORIGINAL POST:

A couple weeks ago, I put together a google map with all of the Michigan bars I'm aware of (and also everything from the spreadsheet that bouje has been maintaining.) The map is here.  

Hopefully this will prevent the "where's the Michigan bar in Pittsburgh/Fresno/Topeka/wherever" threads that pop up every week, but if your favorite gameday hangout isn't on here, put it in the thread and let me know.  I'll do my best to keep the map up to date.

Best and Worst: Nebraska

Best and Worst: Nebraska

Submitted by bronxblue on September 23rd, 2018 at 11:48 PM

I'm finding it harder to write about these blowouts.

Best: Birthday Party in the Big House

Long story short - I've given up watching any of these day games when they happen. I've got two small children who apparently have friends selfishly born during football season, so I've gone to a bunch of little kid's parties over the past month or so. It's fine. Kids are great. Totally worth it. Seriously, all you people without children, totally get on the train toward Parentville, population y'all.

Same Old Lions vs. BradyPats

Same Old Lions vs. BradyPats

Submitted by freelion on September 23rd, 2018 at 8:39 PM

Lions don't want to screw up their prime draft position tonight. They will put up a valiant effort but likely fade in the 2nd half.

Patricia appears to be a horrible game coach. Going for the FG when you had a great drive going and only needed 6 inches for a first down is questionable at best.

Michigan allowing 0.5 yards per play fewer than anyone else in the country

Michigan allowing 0.5 yards per play fewer than anyone else in the country

Submitted by unWavering on September 23rd, 2018 at 6:49 PM

Michigan is allowing 0.5 yards per play fewer than the 2nd best team in the nation, per The Solid Verbal on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/SolidVerbal/status/1043910151609159680

The 2nd best team in the nation is allowing 0.4 yards per play fewer than the 10th best team.  The dropoff from everyone else to Michigan is striking.  They are also 4th in S&P thus far.  I've seen a lot of people saying here that this defense is not as good as 2016, or even 2017, but the numbers don't appear to back that up. 

Perspective

Perspective

Submitted by greg788 on September 23rd, 2018 at 5:50 PM

After the Notre Dame game, most of the board was out with torches and pitchforks. Some of that was justified. I personally felt Michigan wasn't emotionally or mentally ready to play (including the coaching staff). 

I'm seeing the opposite over-reactions now in all this glad handing. Suddenly the offensive line is a bulldozer. 

Here's what I saw:

1. Nebraska 's defense line is undersized

2. Probably half of them have checked out already with the coaching change (Frost implied as much post game)

The State Of Our Open Threads: After Nebraska

The State Of Our Open Threads: After Nebraska

Submitted by LSAClassOf2000 on September 23rd, 2018 at 3:27 PM

Well, if the numbers are indeed accurate - and they usually are - our start to the conference schedule was a relatively stress-free affair, and of course, what we all saw on the field would be in line with that. This one was certainly never in doubt. 

Ranking M's performances thus far

Ranking M's performances thus far

Submitted by BuckeyeChuck on September 23rd, 2018 at 2:15 PM

In an effort to minimize the "BAW OMG" overreation of poor performances, and the "WE RULZ! CFP-BOUND!" overreaction of good performances, let's put the season in perspective by ranking Michigan's performances from most-impressive overall team performance to worst. As each game is played, we can slot in the most recently-played game accordingly.

1. Nebraska -- definitely M's best performance thus far. Will it end up being Michigan's best-played game of the season? Perhaps. Definitely expect this performance to finish among M's top 3 of the season.