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05/01/2011 - 5:13pm gowns are black

The universe can continue, graduation gowns are still black  Daily slideshow

Blue must have been just for the commercial. 

04/19/2011 - 9:42pm excellent

Congrats to Mr. McMahon!

I think i speak for many superstitious mgopeople when I say that I look forward to a season full of back-bends completed and goalpost baton tosses successfully executed. We all know that Saturday rarely ends well if the drum major is having an off day. 

01/14/2011 - 12:16am Phil Monolo


01/10/2011 - 11:06pm musberger drinking game

Musberger calling the TD before the score reminds me of this:

Musberger drinking game

01/10/2011 - 10:25pm meyer + saban

could there be a more obnoxious and soulless combo than meyer and saban? blech. I never thought i'd rather listen to corso. 

01/10/2011 - 9:13pm YES

+1bajillion to whoever acquires video of the passengers on that plane. 

01/10/2011 - 8:45pm AHHH

please please please let us have a coach!

everyone freak out now.

01/10/2011 - 8:16pm +1

HTTP 403 error to you, sir. John U Bacon speaks the truth. 

01/10/2011 - 8:11pm source

cletus down at the bait shop sez "he's gawn!"


[i'll wait for a real source]

01/09/2011 - 8:42pm UNACCEPTABLE

but can you track its progress via flightaware? Coaching search discussion or GTFO. 


01/09/2011 - 8:13pm beat me to it

props to you. 

01/09/2011 - 8:12pm for ev er

edit: someone beat me to the sandlot reference. 

01/09/2011 - 11:54am hmmm...

Jim Herrmann?

01/06/2011 - 10:16pm chills

i still get chills every time i see this. 


Dear Denard,

Those who stay will be champions. 


01/06/2011 - 10:03pm oh dear

This new banner inspired me. I humbly add these here, not having the ability to start a new thread devoted to C.C.-related photoshop.  I didn't pick the candidates, so don't negbang the photoshopper. (I'll try to add more candidates as they materialize)





01/06/2011 - 8:36pm lloyd brady wookies

Brilliant! But don't wookies fight another kind of stormtrooper?

01/05/2011 - 7:41pm ugh

Oh man, I forgot about this! This is a sad, sad day indeed. 


Too late to stop now; Might as well wallow in as much self pity as possible. 

01/05/2011 - 7:21pm makers

I just picked up a fresh bottle. Time to crack the wax. 

12/25/2010 - 7:31pm DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN

Also, Paul is dead!

We all know that this is too good to be true. I'll believe this one when I hear it from a real source. Why do we torture ourselves like this?

12/08/2010 - 1:29am Google FTW

This one is regularly updated (includes box scores!)

I'm not sure if that link works for you or how to get that into your iCal. (unless you subscribe through google calendar like me).

perhaps someone with more technical knowhow can help us get to an .ics. 

12/07/2010 - 10:43pm a gentleman

Good sir, you are a gentleman and  a scholar. 

many thanks!

11/18/2010 - 8:34pm leeeerrrrooooooy mmmmjeeennnnkinns

stick to the plan!


 thanks, wish i could +1 ya for that. 

11/13/2010 - 5:50pm best damn salesman in the office!

He's a ten-foot tall beast-man who showers in vodka and feeds his children shrimp scampi!

11/08/2010 - 11:33pm stupid joke

After too many years in the student section (including the '04 msu thriller), as well as my first UM game en-vivo (the '95 last second Dreisbach-Hayes td in the northeast corner), I'm partial to the north endzone.  

Also, a buddy of mine and I are both of extraordinarily pale complexion and sunburn easily. We are also elitist snobs. We used to joke:

north endzone: red in the face (screaming students + plus facing the sun)

south endzone: red in the neck (visiting team tix + sun at your back)


(no offense to anyone who sits there and might be jeff foxworthy - just a stupid joke.)

11/07/2010 - 1:41pm taters

freepers gonna hate

[redacted] is gonna derp

taters gonna tate.


seriously-  Forcier may not have been perfect, but he was clutch when it counted. 

11/03/2010 - 10:54am digifab

I think so, but it's difficult to tell how much it helps or if that is different than other schools. UM did put a huge financial commitment into it, and shifted some curricular focus. However i think the real improvement has been the cross-disciplinary work integrated to various courses. It more adequately represents a real-life workflow without simply hindering design. 

11/03/2010 - 12:09am all is going as planned...muahahaha

All is going as planned. Today, the number 1 architecture program; Tomorrow THE WORLD. [evil laughter]

It should be noted that the banner at the top of this fine blog was designed by a Michigan Architecture alumnus. huzzah. 


(warning: the following is stuff you probably don't care about. I'm gonna write here anyway because I'm bored, our defensive secondary sucks, and I want to celebrate the one good bit of news I've had this week.) onward:

Architecture school rankings over the past decade are about as rational and predictable as BCS rankings; not very. UM was #8 in 2009, and didn't crack the top 20 last year. It is quite likely that this #1 spot will not last very long. (it should be noted that this does mark the first time since this ranking system started that Harvard got knocked out of first, which is nice to see). 

In my completely unscientific and personal analysis, we snagged this for two huge reasons. First, there was a complete shakedown of the leadership at the college starting in 2004. The new faces brought a lot of proven design-education talent to the table and a great deal of marketing moxie that was sorely needed in the front office. Second, we were on the right side of some other institutions' failure to adapt. The traditional powerhouse schools in this discipline grew stagnant because they failed to react actively to economic forces outside the arch-theory-bubble. In this recession, "starchitecture" firms (i.e. the Frank Gehrys of the world) has seen a rapid decline in business. Schools such as Yale, Columbia, and Harvard (while still fantastic schools) were teaching this 'lone genius' method of practice that wasn't doing so well. An apt comparison would be an economics school preaching mortgage-backed derivatives trading methods and not adapting to current failures in the market. Michigan started looking at different educational methods and ways of practicing architecture and it has paid off. 


Full disclosure: I have both a B.Sc in architecture ('08) and a M. Architecture ('10). 

Go Blue.  

10/02/2010 - 9:12pm first pass

I do not have the rights for the original image, so treat lightly. 

full size here. please let me know if this needs to come down - don't want anyone to get in trouble. if this is kosher, I want a shirt.