OT - "ESPN 30 for 30" on Sale on Amazon

OT - "ESPN 30 for 30" on Sale on Amazon

Submitted by U of M in TX on February 2nd, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Just a heads up to everyone, ESPN 30 for 30 is the gold box deal today on Amazon.  $50 will get you the 6 disc Blu-ray or $25 each for the two volumes on DVD.


U-M Student on Jeopardy College Tournament Tonight (7:30 channel 4 in Detroit)

U-M Student on Jeopardy College Tournament Tonight (7:30 channel 4 in Detroit)

Submitted by M-Wolverine on February 2nd, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Heard about it yesterday, but there was...other stuff...going on, so I figured it might slow down slightly today for people to maybe tune in an catch Michigan Junior Connie Shi on Jeopardy tonight.  Knowing how far reaching the blog is, there's probably a reader/student on here who knows her.  Good luck Connie, and Go Blue!



Give Blood, Save Lives, Beat MSU

Give Blood, Save Lives, Beat MSU

Submitted by M Wolve on February 2nd, 2012 at 2:18 AM

Fellow Mgoblogians-

We are currently in the second week of the Annual Face Off Blood Competition. Face Off is the winter version of the more commonly known Blood Battle, which we won this past fall against Ohio.  Face Off is essentially the same format of competition as Blood Battle, except that we are competing against MSU rather than Ohio.  With a crucial game coming this Sunday, I thought the time was appropriate to bring this competition to everyone's attention.

Basically, whichever university collects more pints of blood is the winner.  We are in desperate need for donors at our dorm drives, which are limited to members of the residence halls only, as well as our other drives in the final week. Please sign up for your appointment today at www.redcrossblood.org, and enter sponsor code: *goblue*.  You can also simply walk in.
You do not need to be a student to donate, unless the blood drive below is marked with an asterisk.
Here is a list of the remaining drives on campus:

2/1/12 Mary Markley - CLC* 2:00 - 8:00pm
2/2/12 East Quad - Benz Library* 2:00 - 8:00pm
2/2/12 League - Henderson 12:00 - 6:00pm
2/3/12 East Hall - Atrium 12:00 - 6:00pm
2/3/12 Stockwell - Grande Lounge* 2:00 - 8:00pm
2/6/12 UM West Quad 11:00am - 5:00pm
2/6/12 Union - Anderson 2:00 - 8:00pm
2/6/12 Pierpont Commons 12:00 - 6:00pm
2/7/12 North Quad* 2:00 - 8:00pm
2/7/12 School of Social Work 10:00am - 4:00pm
2/7/12 Union - Anderson 2:00 - 8:00pm
2/9/12 League - Vandenburg 12:00 - 6:00pm
2/9/12 Union - Anderson 2:00 - 8:00pm
2/10/12 Union - Anderson 12:00 - 6:00pm
2/10/12 UM Alumni Association 1:00 - 7:00 pm
2/10/12 School of Nursing 10:00am - 4:00pm

Questions? Send an email to [email protected]
Go Blue.  Beat State.

meta: help plan the triumphant return of HTTV

meta: help plan the triumphant return of HTTV

Submitted by Brian on January 27th, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Hello, folks. Maple Street Press exploded recently, taking Hail to the Victors and all their other mags down in flames. We are planning to take it indie this year. In order to defray some fairly intimidating up front costs we are starting a Kickstarter.

If you don't know what a kickstarter is, you can find out:



One of the features of a kickstarter campaign is graduated levels of reward for donations. We have two certainties:

$10 - you get a copy of HTTV (probably priced at 12.50) when it comes out.

$10,000 - I show up at a kid's birthday party in a Terrelle Pryor jersey.

We are also likely to have a level at which you get a signed copy and a couple levels where there is a thank you page in the magazine. We need help pricing those and are soliciting ideas for other rewards. Fire away.

OT: Sundance Film features Michigan '07 Grad

OT: Sundance Film features Michigan '07 Grad

Submitted by M-Wolverine on January 27th, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Not exactly Garnett level news, but last night at the Michigan Theater as Michigan recruiting hearts were breaking the Sundance Film Festival was showing “For a Good Time, Call …", the 3rd year in a row one of their films has shown here. (And the biggest theater/crowd to see any Sundance film).  Besides being pretty damn funny, the movie also features 

Farmington Hills native and U-M theater and drama grad (’07) James Wolk, who plays the role of Charlie, Miller’s tactless, self-involved boyfriend.

I figured he was recent enough that some board members maybe went to school with him, or even back in high school.  I don't know himi personally, but am always glad to see any Michigan person succeeding. (He also mentioned he'd would start on the tv show Happy Endings starting February 8th).

AA.com had an article covering it, as well as some YouTube links of the post show Q&A, which I'm sure leads to more video (looks like there are at least 6), if you're interested.


The first, for a fix, and the rest you can check out on your own if it interests you.



OT: Sign up to be a bone marrow donor.

OT: Sign up to be a bone marrow donor.

Submitted by kevin holt on January 27th, 2012 at 1:22 AM

This is quite OT for sports, but not OT for life:

Sign up to be on the bone marrow donor registry. If you fit the criteria, you should have no excuse not to. The foundation covers the cost of lab fees (unless you wish to pay them or donate any amount of money toward it and other donors' fees). However, I read that they will not continue to pay the fees in full after the end of January. I'm betting you can sign up online before then and be clear.

It's easy because you sign up online, they mail you cheek swabs, and you mail them back. If you're worried about actually having to donate, there are actually two procedures, one of which is not the famously painful needle-in-the-bone one. However, if you receive an email or call about a baby with leukemia, or someone's dad, or someone's brother/sister/mother/son/daughter who will otherwise die, you can handle a little bit of pain because it's not as valuable as a life. You have no excuses.


PotUS Visit Road Closures, Parking and Bus Route changes

PotUS Visit Road Closures, Parking and Bus Route changes

Submitted by M-Wolverine on January 26th, 2012 at 8:41 AM

This is no politics whatsoever, but if you're a student or work downtown, things are going to be hairy Friday morning, so be prepared-

Parking and Transportation changes for Presidential Visit Friday, Jan. 27

President Barack Obama is scheduled to give a major speech on the University of Michigan campus on the morning of Friday, Jan. 27.

He will speak at the Al Glick Field House, on South State Street on the athletic campus. This event will have a number of impacts on normal traffic, parking and transportation in the area – including commuter parking lots on South Campus used by many UMHS staff.

Those attending the President’s event are advised to arrive at Glick Field House as soon after 7 a.m. (when the doors open) as possible. Airport-like security screening will be set-up outside the entrance. Please plan accordingly. No entrance to Glick will be allowed after 9 a.m.

For more information about the event, ticket sales, and seating, please visit: http://vpcomm.umich.edu/pa/key/presidentobama.html

State Street Closure

State Street will be closed from Hoover Ave. to Stimson Street from 5 a.m. – 12 p.m.

U-M Bus Service Changes

All U-M bus service will operate according to their regular schedules and routes, with increased service for Friday as follows:

  • Commuter South – Additional Commuter South buses will be departing from Central Campus Transit Center, beginning at 6:30 a.m. for service to the Al Glick Field House. Note: Do not de-board until the final stop along this route – at Crisler Arena.
  • Bursley-Baits – Southbound service will commence at 6:40 a.m. from Baits housing. Plan to transfer to the Commuter South at the Central Campus Transit Center.
  • Northwood Express – Southbound service will commence at 6:35 a.m. from the Fire Station. Plan to transfer to the Commuter South at the Central Campus Transit Center.

U-M Parking Changes

SC7 (Event Only: VIP, Media, Accessible Parking) – This lot will be closed to regular permit holders as of 2 a.m. Friday morning. The lot will be restricted to VIP, media personnel and persons (with event tickets) requiring accessible parking. VIP and media parkers will be required to show media badges or special event authorization documentation.  Accessible parkers will be required to have an event ticket and a state-issued placard or license plate. Regular orange permit operations will resume at 12 p.m.

The following parking alternatives are available to Orange parkers on Friday, Jan. 27.  Each lot is adjacent or close to the U-M Commuter bus line.

  • SC4 (Yellow), SC5 & SC6 (Orange) – Each of these lots will honor orange parkers.
  • SC2 (Visitors), SC32 (Blue) & SC36 (Orange) – These lots will be open to any parkers, with or without permits.
  • SC35 (Yellow) will honor orange parkers.

Northbound Commuter bus route – Bus stops are available at the corner of Hoover and Greene as well as at the corner of Keech, Greene and Kipke.

Southbound  Commuter bus route – Bus stops are available at Institute for Continuing Legal Education on Green St. as well as near SC5/6 on Kipke.

See the map for more details There is also still parking capacity on North Campus at the NC 91 lot. 



For information about Friday’s closure on State Street, as well as impacted City Bus routes


OT - Raise $$$ for DMUM & Mott's at the click of a button

OT - Raise $$$ for DMUM & Mott's at the click of a button

Submitted by JimBobTressel on January 24th, 2012 at 6:02 PM

speaking as a dmum alum, I thought I'd pass this along:




UM Credit Union is offering a special where they will donate $1 for every Facebook "Like" they get to their Facebook Page.


The money goes to DMUM (Dance Marathon for University of Michigan). Considering the organization exists entirely to raise money for charity (Mott's Children Hospital), its all very easy to give both organizations your support at the press of a button.

Please click the like button and help things along. Thank you for your support