Just a quick thanks

Submitted by 1 percent on September 10th, 2014 at 2:44 AM
Hey guys, don't want to bother you too much but just wanted to say thanks. I just returned from a 6 month deployment today. I'm still sitting in the Baltimore USO for my final connector. Throughout my deployment few things got me through the day: my wife, daughter, and some spotty wifi for MGoBlog. Even with the 120+ summer heat and full on ass pain of the military I knew if have some friendly lemon eating to come back too.

Just remember when Michigan doesn't play as well as they could there are bigger things in life. Enjoy the season and thanks again.



September 10th, 2014 at 4:34 PM ^

My father, and his father both served in the air force.  My grandmother worked on air force bases her entire life, as well, as a nurse.  

My father, I believe was a 'blip' guy in a b52 (I think it was a b52, if it wasn't it was a plane like it).

Glad you weren't offended.  I negged myself, for the record, mainly because it was potentially offensive but also because it was wasn't even funny.  

Gucci Mane

September 10th, 2014 at 2:56 AM ^

I know they got rid of "don't ask, don't tell", but I didn't realize it was to the point where everyone was experiencing "full on ass pain".

P.s. Thank you for your service, it's so important that the U.S. Continues to have men as dedicated to our country as yourself.


September 10th, 2014 at 4:46 AM ^

Welcome home.  And welcome back to the real problems of the world such as our recruits not panning out, our coaching staff seemingly not preparing said recruits, and 31-0 defeats on NBC primetime!

Just being funny.  Thanks for your service.  Things aren't great in regards to the football team we cohesively cheer on but I'm quite sure you're glad to be back to it all (we're glad you're back safely), and honestly, we should all be glad we have the opportunity to even fret about the above matters.

1 percent

September 10th, 2014 at 9:17 AM ^

Yeah I know I've noticed ... I tried to watch the App St game on the worst stream of all time. Sadly I couldn't here Beth Mowins and Joey Galloway talk about who is faster ... Anyways that was a definite fail and then luckily was unable to watch the ND game that never happened.

I will say this ... I plan on going up to Ann Arbor (from Dayton) here in the next couple weeks to catch a game regardless of how suck things get ... Once you see the real life suck, college suck doesn't matter too much.

Thanks for the appreciation, it is much appreciated.


September 10th, 2014 at 5:07 AM ^

Wait ... there are bigger things in life than Michigan football? Surely you jest!

(Insert obligatory "Airplane" joke here)

And with all sincerity, Welcome Home - and thanks to you and every man and woman wearing our nation's uniform. To all of you who made the choice to serve our country, God Bless - and Go Blue!


September 10th, 2014 at 6:21 AM ^

waters my eyes more than someone in the military coming home safe from a long deployment because I know exactly what that emotion feels like.

Congratulations on your safe return. Thank you for your service and perspective. We are honored to have helped support you.

Go Blue and Welcome Home!


September 10th, 2014 at 6:27 AM ^

No need to thank the blog, as others have mentioned. I often joke offline about modding being sort of like being on the front line, but I remind myself sometimes that braver people than me actually are there. 

Instead, let me say thanks for your service to this nation and hopefully you are already on your home from Baltimore to reconnect with your family again. 


September 10th, 2014 at 7:43 AM ^

Perspectives need a realignment sometimes. I was 90% over last week (60% over it by the end of the third) and you got me over that last 10%. Much bigger things in life.

Always appreciate someone that has a passion for Michigan. An even greater appreciation for someone with a bigger passion for their country so much as to put their life on the line defending it so all of us have the opportunity to be able to do the things we love to do in a free country.

Thank you! and Go Blue!


September 10th, 2014 at 8:13 AM ^

your service! I remember the last time I was deployed, I was able to watch the Michigan vs. Notre Dame game. That was in 2005, same results as this year, a loss. I remember being so pissed because I stayed up until the early morning to watch the game and then had a mission a few hours afterwards. I was the only Michigan fan watching, surrounded by what seemed to be an unusual amount of notre dame fans. I felt lucky to be watching a Michigan game in Iraq, but obviously not the results I wanted. I made it home (the states) in time to watch the awful game against Nebraska for the bowl game with my family.

UofM Marine

September 10th, 2014 at 11:23 AM ^

Welcome home brother. Take a break for a little while. Grab a beeer and enjoy the fall weather. 

Oh, I made the mistake of staying up to follow via gamecast/the live blog. Pulled an all nighter then put in the hours the next day. Connection is way too slow for streaming. Still have to appreciate the live blog.


September 10th, 2014 at 8:53 AM ^

Nice to come home and with a fresh perspective.  I did a few deployments in my day as well and I can certainly appreciate your words and your view following what seems to be a tragedy in the football world.  It all comes down to some basic things in life and I thank you for reminding us what is really important.