OT: Who should host future B1G Title Games?

OT: Who should host future B1G Title Games?

Submitted by Broken Brilliance on December 2nd, 2017 at 11:56 AM

Should Indy keep the game or should they rotate some sites in there to keep it fresh and interesting? Will Delany or future commisioners ever change it? 

 

Some options:

Keep in in Indy- Lucas Oil Stadium. I've heard that its a great setup down there as far as the city blocks surrounding the stadium. Never been but would like to go if Michigan ever qualifies for the damn game.

 

Other Domes- Ford Field, US Bank Stadium (Minneapolis)- Ford Field is a very underrated venue. This is Michigan, fergodsakes. Fuck the Vikings but Minnesota is cool too.

 

Home Field:

a.Have the best record host as a home game?

 

b. Rotate b1g venues?- Ross Ade excluded of course.

 

Outdoor football for those with manly football sensibilites:

Just to piss off the anti-nfl zealots on the board: Lambeau Field, Soldier Field (crappy playing surface might claim a few ACLs),  Browns Stadium?, Metlife Stadium?

 

Looking forward to your opinions and discussion.

Michigan vs. Florida - Chicago and Suburban Game Watching Locations

Michigan vs. Florida - Chicago and Suburban Game Watching Locations

Submitted by Amaizin' Blue on August 31st, 2017 at 10:27 PM

For anyone in the Chicagoland area who is not traveling to Dallas for the game, I hope you can join one of the game watching events throughout the area brought to you by the Chicago Club of the Alumni Association. If you can’t make this weekend, be on the lookout for future game watching events.

· Celtic Crown, 4301 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60618 (map)

· Diag Bar & Grill, 2856 N. Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657 (map)

· Rockit Bar & Grill, 22 W. Hubbard St., Chicago, IL 60654 (map)

· WestEnd, 1326 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60607 (map)

· The Claim Company, Hawthorn Mall, 506 Hawthorn Center, Vernon Hills, IL 60061 (map)

Be sure to post your pictures, check-in, tag us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram, and use the hashtag #ChicaGoBlue.

Nice Detroit News piece about Donlon: heading home

Nice Detroit News piece about Donlon: heading home

Submitted by MGlobules on June 28th, 2017 at 12:15 PM

Let the hand-wringing subside; the guy has nothing but great things to say about UM, Beilein. He's a single father heading home. 

Side note: did you know UM had the third best D in the conference last year, up from sixth the year before? You might not have known that if you listened to the critics.* 

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/college/university-michigan/201…

*a couple of savvy posters dig into/question this below

UMCGC Football Kickoff Event - Brian speaking in Chicago

UMCGC Football Kickoff Event - Brian speaking in Chicago

Submitted by JeepinBen on August 3rd, 2016 at 2:15 PM

Got this in an email from the Chicago Alumni Association. Fearless Leader is coming back to Chicago. I'll be there, interested to see just how optimistic Brian's always-world-class powerpoint can be this year. Hopefully see some of you too.

2016 Michigan Football Preview

When: Thursday, August 18, 2016, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Where: McGuireWoods, LLP, 77 West Wacker Dr., Suite 4100, Chicago, IL 60601 (map)

Cost: $15 for Alumni Association Members (join using promo code UNITE); $25 for Non-Members**

Details: Join fellow alumni and several special guest speakers as we preview the 2016 Michigan Football season. During the evening, alums will be joined by Brian Cook from MGoBlog.com, Adam Ritternberg from ESPN and others to be confirmed. You'll get insights on the upcoming season and an opportunity to ask your questions. There will be appetizers and complimentary beverages available for those in attendance.

Registration: Click here to register.

Contact: Questions? Contact Ilana Black at [email protected].

UM Club of Greater Chicago HAIL Apparel for UM Scholarships

UM Club of Greater Chicago HAIL Apparel for UM Scholarships

Submitted by HailChicago on December 24th, 2015 at 9:57 AM

Hi Folks,

Hope everyone's holiday season is off to a safe and warm start!

Given the holiday season and spirit of giving, I wanted to share details re: some amazing M-themed apparel in support of a great cause. 

I sit on the Michigan Alumni Board in Chicago and, similar to our friends with the Portland Club, an amazing fellow board member of mine has coordinated with Underground Printing to produce Chicago-inspired UM apparel. We have been selling these items locally at our sponsor bars & local events throughout the football season, but we now have a site that folks can purchase the items (thanks to our great partners at UGP!).

See below for images of our 4 items -- you can view these items in more detail and make your purchases on our site. Orders must be placed by Jan 24, then items will be shipped directly to customers in ~2 weeks. If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected].

Like with all of our events and fundraising efforts, please know that all proceeds from the sales of these items directly suppprt scholarships that we provide local UM students (current & prospective).

Thanks so much in advance for your consideration and generosity. Happy holidays, happy new year, and go blue!

 

Men's & Women's Tees - $25

 

Men's & Women's Long Sleeve Shirts - $30

 

Men's & Women's Crewneck Sweatshirts - $35

 

Men's & Women's Hoodies - $45

 

 

 

OT: Derrick Rose Hurt AGAIN

OT: Derrick Rose Hurt AGAIN

Submitted by RogueRage on February 24th, 2015 at 10:53 PM

http://espn.go.com/chicago/nba/story/_/id/12378016/chicago-bulls-guard-derrick-rose-undergo-surgery-repair-torn-meniscus-table-uncertain

It was just announced that Derrick Rose will miss the rest of the season because of another knee injury. What do you think we'll see first, Derrick Rose play 82 games in a season or Jim Harbaugh coach the Raiders?

META-ish: MGoBlog Preview in Chicago 2014

META-ish: MGoBlog Preview in Chicago 2014

Submitted by JeepinBen on July 16th, 2014 at 1:43 PM

Got the following info in an email from the Chicago Alumni Association. I went last year (http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/chicago-aaum-football-preview-recap) and had a great time. I definitely recommend the event and I'll see you there

2014 Michigan Football Season Preview with Brian Cook (MGoBlog) and Chris Balas (TheWolverine/Rivals.com)- NEW

When: Tuesday, July 29th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Where: McGuireWoods LLP, 77 West Wacker Dr, Suite 4100, (map)

Cost: $20 for Alumni Association members; $30 for non-members. Pay at the door for $30 with Cash or Credit Card

Details: Join fellow alumni and several special guest speakers as we preview the 2014 Michigan Football season. During the evening, alums will be joined by Chris Balas from TheWolverine/Rivals.com, Brian Cook from MGoBlog.com and others to be confirmed. You'll get insights on the upcoming season and an opportunity to ask your questions. There will be appetizers and complimentary beer & wine available for those in attendance.
Walk-ups will be available for cash or credit card of $30 day of the event.

Register/Contact: To buy a ticket, click here. If you have any questions, email David Ingmire at [email protected]

JMo working out with NBA teams

JMo working out with NBA teams

Submitted by DCAlum on June 10th, 2014 at 4:05 PM

According to MLive, JMo is working out with the Cavaliers, Timberwolves, and Bulls this week and next. He's shooting for a summer league tryout or maybe going to head to Europe to play for a bit before pursuing an engineering career.

 

http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/index.ssf/2014/06/ex-michigan_captain_j…

 

All the best to him. Morgan is an exemplary alum, and I hope he gets on a team and succeeds. 

 

(I didn't see this posted, let me know if it's old news).

Chicago AAUM Football Preview Recap

Chicago AAUM Football Preview Recap

Submitted by JeepinBen on July 25th, 2013 at 8:59 AM

Last night was the AAUM Chicago Football Preview event at which Brian, Sam Webb, and Coach DiNardo spoke.

The event was hosted by law firm Jenner & Block on the 45th floor of 353 N Clark in Chicago, the views were amazing and Brian made this Chicagoan happy by enjoying a local beer, Goose Island 312.

Sam Webb spoke first regarding the freshmen that he expects to make impacts this year. If you frequent MGoBlog there weren't many surprises, but Sam does have good relationships with the coaches and he said we should expect to see a lot of Dymonte in the nickel this year, especially with Jake Ryan out. Dymonte is a capable and willing blitzer, and is definitely a new toy for Mattison to play with. The other impact freshmen were familiar names: Jake Butt (if he can block) Patrick Kuegler (Depending on his shoulder injury/OL performance), and Sam made a good point that by the middle of fall camp we'll know if Derrick Green is going to be the #1 guy. RB reps should shake out a winner. Also, Sam is under the impression that Shane Morris should/will have to play this year. Both for his own and the team's benefit when it comes to the future.

Brian had the podium next and he went through a powerpoint (that he claimed to try to make "serious" and "lawerly" but it did have a cat picture) discussing the 3 X-factors for Michigan's year. Again, nothing too shocking for regular readers, but the new faces on the OL (Brian said that last year's was quite bad, as evidenced by the non-Denard running game, or lack there of), the pass rush (or lack there of), and Devin Gardner are the 3 keys to Michigan's season. On the OL Brian expects Kalis to be a B+ player even as a RS Frosh, that Braden will impress, but not be as good a guard, and he's leery about Miller, but that's mainly because Molk and then Mealer have shown how important the center position is. This is a line that will (hopefully) grow and gel together as the season progresses.

Coach DiNardo talked through the Michigan schedule and how it really favors Michigan in most games. In terms of big games, Michigan rarely faces an opponent that doesn't have the same type of game (big/tough) right before or after. For example, after Michigan and Michigan State play, both team's next game is Nebraska. So the mental energy required is pretty equal. Except for Ohio. OSU has 3 "better than bye weeks" before the Game. DiNardo also liked to troll a bit, asking why we wanted to be in the same division as OSU, and why we don't want The Game moved. He does think that M and OSU will rematch this year in the B1G Championship.

All 3 members were asked for their record predictions, Sam and DiNardo said that 10-2 is to be expected, Brian said 8-10 wins. All 3 agreed that OSU will be tough, that MSU at MSU will be a toss-up, and that the game at Northwestern will be difficult too. The Q&A hit on a few more personnel and recruiting questions, as well as the state of the league. The panelists all agree that Michigan is 1 year away from having piles of talent and depth everywhere, and that Brady and Urban are out-recruiting the rest of the B1G by a mile. DiNardo said he never thought we'd see a Big 2 Little (8 or 10 or 12) again, but based on recruiting that's where we're heading. In terms of the B1G's reputation, the panelists agree that the diversified nature of B1G schools hurts the football prestige. DiNardo made the point that Michigan and OSU have the ability to compete on a national scale with anyone, SEC included, but what's important is the rest of the B1G stepping up as well. However, we have more schools where Football isn't the #1 priority. At Minnesota for example it could be argued that Basketball and Hockey are the #1 & 2 sports. In the SEC it's all football all the time except Kentucky.  

If you have the chance to go to an Alumni Event like this I'd highly recommend it. I know Brian is headed out to an east coast event shortly, it was a good time.