July 24th, 2013 at 9:25 AM ^

Maybe I'm missing something.  Here's what I've done so far:

1. I read your post.  It was very shortt so not much time wasted here.

2. I clicked on your link and saw a picture of somebody I'm assuming is coach Manning kinda making his "war face" selfie

3. I went back and re-read your post to see if there was some nugget or pearl of wisdom tying the post to the war-faced selfie but didnt find anything.

Help me out here.  What's the point of this?


July 24th, 2013 at 9:46 AM ^

I was honestly confused by the point of the post.  I didnt know there was a video associated with it (just thought it was a picture) but somebody downstream answered the question so now it makes more sense to me.

And by the way......everytime I see you post I have to take a second and see if it's you or Eric from Dayton as you both have the same coach B avatar.  I would feel bad if it was Eric making fun of me.....your admonishment's I can handle.

5th and Long

July 24th, 2013 at 2:55 PM ^

an outdated version of Safari.  You can try Firefox and it'll work or you can download the Vine app and view through there.   


Either way, Vine posts are 6 second videos that loop and if you can't see it play, basically he's saying he was at Target and someone thought he was Devin Gardner.  He thinks that it has something to do with him getting back into shape at the gym.  (and he says it in a much cooler way.)


Agree with the OP that coach Manning's social media posts are pretty awesome. 


July 24th, 2013 at 12:37 PM ^

I'm 60, and 100% agree. There's nothing more frustrating than being stuck behind some old codger slowly driving a Winnebago on mountain roads out west. Or being stuck behind a Prius-driving old lady in an Ann Arbor parking structure slowly going .5 mph as she looks for an open spot and then takes 10 minutes pulling into the spot. Or waiting for the old coot in front of me to press the gas pedal after the light turned green 20 seconds ago at Jackson and Maple at rush hour.


July 24th, 2013 at 11:16 AM ^

Is that how you see me?  If so I'll try and work on that cause no, it's not necessary.

FWIW I do want to apologize to both the OP and JimBob for being dickish in this thread.  I just finished making a presentation to my company's Board of Directors and I'm waiting (nervously) for the results of my cancer screening so I'm sure that's not helping my tone any.  It sucks cause I was suppose to get the results yesterday but the lab screwed up the test and they had to re-run them.  Trust me when I tell you that the wait to hear if you'r cancer is metastizing or not (my particular form of cancer can be identified through a urine test) is no fun at all.

So again....I'm sorry.


July 24th, 2013 at 12:06 PM ^

Thanks guys.  I truly appreciate the kind words and encouragement.

Edit: GOOD NEWS!!!!!! At least for now my cancer is NOT, NOT, NOT growing.  I think I'm going to name it Ohio State cause I'm going to beat it too!


July 24th, 2013 at 12:32 PM ^

Most excellent news on the cancer front. Puts things in perspective, I bet...

I wonder if Urban Meyer will give you free tix to the game down in Cbus next year after you've beaten your personal OSU.

Is it just me, or is Mrs. MGrow looking a bit less fuzzy today?


July 24th, 2013 at 9:51 AM ^

... "I don't get Vine" group.  I work in the web/mobile industry, have launched many succesful products, and I still don't understand the appeal of Vine.  Nor do I find Vine videos very funny.  I learned long ago not to pass judgment on new technologies I don't understand, so this is a statement of my ignorance more than anything.




July 24th, 2013 at 10:14 AM ^

I don't get why it's considered innovative.  Isn't it just short videos?  Haven't we had the technlogy to do this for years? 

I'm assuming Vine makes it easier to share them, just as Instagram did with photos.  Making it easier made it a thing.  As with Instagram, I like a lot of it


July 24th, 2013 at 10:33 AM ^

a 6 second video clip without sound that can be ebmedded anywhere and easily taken. I guess you could have done the same thing with youtube, but those are generally longer videos. It's like twitter vs. facebook to a certain extent.


July 24th, 2013 at 10:37 AM ^

Vine isn't exactly innovative... but it's appealing because no matter how you mix the video up, it still won't be longer than 6 seconds. 

6 seconds is the perfect amount of time for someone to try to make me laugh. After that, you've lost my attention. Fooking ADHD...



July 24th, 2013 at 11:32 AM ^

On my visit to Ann Arbor we got to hang out a bit, and he swung through the Northern Va area to see D. Hand a couple months ago, and I met up with him and John Harris and grabbed a bite to eat. I won't discuss the topics, but he was very candid and open, seeing as we are all the same age and just hanging out. He loves the program, he loves the kids, he loves the coaching staff. He's a fantastic guy and just another one of the guys on the staff that you wouldn't want replaced by anyone

First game Navy 1981

July 24th, 2013 at 12:49 PM ^

My son was in the Michigan Youth Camp a few weeks back and Coach Manning was my sons position group leader. Gave the kids a great speech about what it takes to be successful at anything in life, not just football. "Be comfortable with being uncomfortable". He and Coach Hoke were pretty awesome, and I got a bonus by being there to observe.


July 24th, 2013 at 4:54 PM ^

I feel so justified for the thread I created two years ago or whatever comparing Devin to Manning! Admittedly, I did pick two pictures of them that didn't look very similar, so I definitely deserved the negbomb I received, but I've always thought they looked alike.