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.

Lewerke as Heisman Candidate?

Lewerke as Heisman Candidate?

Submitted by TheLastStraw on June 1st, 2018 at 11:52 AM

MSU QB Brian Lewerke getting some pre-season hype as a Heisman candidate:

MICHIGAN STATE QB BRIAN LEWERKE, JUNIOR Lewerke will begin his second season as the Spartans’ starting QB in a favorable position to build up Heisman momentum. Not only does Michigan State look set to mount a challenge to Ohio State, Michigan and Penn State in arguably the toughest division in the Power 5 leagues (the Big Ten East), it brings back its top three receivers and four starters on the offensive line from the group that rebounded from a dismal 2016 season to win 10 games last fall. Lewerke’s output as a runner and passer could keep him in the Heisman mix, provided the Spartans make good on their preseason expectations by staying in the playoff hunt.

https://www.si.com/college-football/2018/05/17/heisman-trophy-odds-slee…

I honestly don't see it.

Last year MSU was 8-0 when Lewerke threw 35 or fewer passes. MSU was 1-3 when Lewerke threw 36 or more passes.

A Heisman candidate needs to be able to put his team on his shoulders. Anytime Lewerke had to put MSU on his shoulders, they lost.

Reddit CFB Risk

Reddit CFB Risk

Submitted by triguy616 on May 4th, 2018 at 10:01 AM
This is a collaborative post by some of our organized members of CFB's Risk game:
 
Hello MGoBlog,
 
Reddit's CFB subreddit has recently started an online version of the game “Risk” involving college football teams. It is inspired by the imperialism map used earlier this season and we could use some help! So far we are outnumbered in users by Big Ten teams like OSU and Nebraska and need some help to take over.
 
If you have an existing Reddit account, go to /r/cfb and make sure you have Michigan flair selected. If you don't, you'll have to sign up if you want to participate. Go to this link for the game information. The game is played here. Pick a territory to defend or attack once per day, pretty easy.
 
If you're looking for more organization, here's the link to our discord.
Once requested to join the mods will ask for your MGoBlog/Reddit username to vet you and make sure you aren’t a rival fan (we already had an OSU mole).
 
Here's a picture of the current map (as of 5/4):
 
Edit: fixed links.

OT: (free) Sports APIs

OT: (free) Sports APIs

Submitted by TXWolverine44 on March 21st, 2018 at 12:00 PM

Hey all,

 

I'm learning about how to access APIs and I want to be able to download a season's worth of data (preferably for UM football or basketball) for some project ideas i'm thinkinh about but saw that ESPN doesn't have any public APIs. How do others access sports data? 

I'm using R, if that affects anything

 

Thanks!

WTKA Spring Preview

WTKA Spring Preview

Submitted by Caesar on March 20th, 2018 at 9:21 AM

By and large there's some coachspeak, but I have found them interesting. I was particularly looking forward to Warinner, though I didn't feel like I learnt a great deal about his evaluation of the kids and new o-line philosophy. There was a bit about making complex ideas simple, so here's to hoping that works out. 

What has stuck out to me so far were the Partridge and Jay Harbaugh installments. Partridge spoke on his recruiting philosophy and how much time it takes with his recruiting style--something like 2-3 years for a coach to build up relationships. From Jay's interview there was a brief glimpse into last year's problems with the offense from a coaching standpoint, with Jay talking about arrogance getting in the way of results and working relationships--a not-so-subtle reference to Drevno's time on staff. 

Anything you've found interesting? 

Michigan parts ways with former director of performance Fergus Connolly

Michigan parts ways with former director of performance Fergus Connolly

Submitted by Bo_Knows on March 15th, 2018 at 4:28 PM

Michigan's former director of sports science let go after being arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.  

 

Connolly was arrested in early March on suspicion of drunken driving. Police were responding to reports of a hit-and-run accident with a parked car when they arrested Connolly shortly before noon on Monday, March 5.

The spokesman said Connolly was an employee of the athletic department until Thursday, but his role had changed and he had not worked directly with the football program for the past two months.

Link

Spring Preview: Harbaugh self reflects on 2017 coaching

Spring Preview: Harbaugh self reflects on 2017 coaching

Submitted by Fezzik on March 15th, 2018 at 5:34 AM
https://247sports.com/college/michigan/Article/Spring-Preview-Self-Scou… Similar to the "Harbaugh on tackles in spring preview" thread here is some great content about Jim reflecting on what the coaching staff can improve on from last season. It's a great and short read (or listen). Some big take-aways I took from it are, having "less volume" offensively and finding the identity of the 2018 offense. Jim McElwain will carry the bulk of WR coaching rather than just a grad assistant (Joe Hastings) like we had last season. Harbaugh also discusses a major mistake he made during pre-season QB training and shares how he plans to improve upon it. A lot of specific concerns many of us had about our offense last year already have changes made to address them. We aren't 'there' yet but I believe 2018 will be a major improvement offensively. Read, discuss, and enjoy. Go blue!