Time to win another internet poll...best college sports experience

Time to win another internet poll...best college sports experience

Submitted by UMxWolverines on February 18th, 2018 at 5:01 PM

We haven't had an internet poll to win in quite a while, so here we go. Best College sports experience for USA Today. We currently have three division foes ahead of us plus Wisconsin...unacceptable!


OT: RIP Actor Reg E. Cathey, UM Alum

OT: RIP Actor Reg E. Cathey, UM Alum

Submitted by Pepper Brooks on February 10th, 2018 at 11:41 AM

"Reg E Cathey, who featured in the US version of House of Cards and in The Wire, has died aged 59...

He won an Emmy award in 2015 for his House of Cards role as Freddy Hayes, the owner of a restaurant favoured by Kevin Spacey’s character, Frank Underwood.

In The Wire he played Norman Wilson, a newspaperman who became a political operative.

Cathey told the Guardian in 2016 that his career took off after Barack Obama was elected president because people could begin to accept the idea of a well-spoken black man.







“He got inaugurated, and I started working like a fiend – hired by the same people who would previously ask: ‘Have you always spoken like that?’ It’s like, you know what, motherfuckers, yes, I have,” he said.

Cathey was born in Alabama and spent time in Germany as a child. He attended the University of Michigan and the Yale School of Drama."




EDIT:  removed Cathey quote "The world is being destroyed by psychopaths", reference to 2016 Guardian interview with Cathey.

Wolverines in the Olympics

Wolverines in the Olympics

Submitted by twotrueblue on February 9th, 2018 at 8:36 PM

With the Winter Olympics officially beginning today, here is a list of the Wolverines in these Olympics to watch out for:


Ice Hockey (begins Feb. 14th):

Chad Kolarik, USA

Andrew Ebbett, Canada


Bobsled (begins Feb. 15th):

Sam McGuffie, USA


Ice Dancing (begins Feb. 19th):

Madison Chock and Evan Bates, USA

Maia and Alex Shibutani, USA


source: http://bentley.umich.edu/athdept/olymp2/ol2018.htm

Very OT - Hockey tix needs

Very OT - Hockey tix needs

Submitted by jmdblue on February 1st, 2018 at 9:17 PM

Look. I fell into a pair for tomorrow night. I've attended games since the mid 80s, but I've never paid attention to the scalpers.    I need 1 or maybe 2 more to make the very generous gift work.  Si.... Should I get em outside Yost?? On line?? Sorry for the non recruiting and non Sparty thread... Go Blue!!


OT: Talking Cars Tuesday - Auto Show Time

OT: Talking Cars Tuesday - Auto Show Time

Submitted by JeepinBen on January 30th, 2018 at 1:23 PM

Back after some travel it's your (non) favorite automotive discussion on a college sports website.

So, NAIAS just finished up at Cobo Hall and I'm looking forward to heading to the (world's largest!) Chicago Auto Show in a couple of weeks here. I'm excited in that my wife's lease is up later this year so we'll actually get to go as car shoppers. I find the auto show great for that because

  1. You can look at all the cars in one place. No going to 5 different dealers to look at 5 models
  2. Along those lines, you can see how the seats fit, how big the trunks are, etc. so that when you do go to a dealer you can worry about driving the car
  3. No sales people - no pressure to buy!

Anyone head to Cobo? Any new debuts have you all kinds of excited? I'm traveling for work next week, so this thread will be spotty at least until the "real" offseason

Forbes has Michigan as No. 7 Public School

Forbes has Michigan as No. 7 Public School

Submitted by Search4Meaning on January 29th, 2018 at 12:00 PM

"Those who graduate from UMich are among some of America's greatest including: former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, Google Cofounder Larry Page, former U.S. President Gerald Ford, singer Madonna, and NFL player Tom Brady."





OT: Dinner Recommendations in Ann Arbor

OT: Dinner Recommendations in Ann Arbor

Submitted by blichtybcl on January 29th, 2018 at 10:41 AM

Staying in Ann Arbor for the first time that didn't revolve around a sporting event. Looking for dinner recommendations for less than $30 per person(ish). Any type of food is open.

This is my first ever topic, but who better to help than fellow mgobloggers! Take it easy on me if I did this wrong :(