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09/13/2016 - 8:37am Do it!

Like someone mentioned earlier, the local Alumni Clubs get money from AAUM to host events throughout the year. Watch parties, happy hours, etc. By being apart of the AAUM, you are supporting these local clubs in addition to any benefits you might get.  These clubs also support scholarships that help get students to Michigan.

09/01/2016 - 8:43am Scores

47-0 Michigan

33-9 Paramus

11/06/2015 - 10:35am 35-3 Michigan

35-3 Michigan

10/29/2015 - 5:06pm 48-3 Michigan

48-3 Michigan

09/10/2015 - 8:21am Go Blue!

35 - 9 Michigan

09/02/2015 - 9:15am 17-20 Utah :(

17-20 Utah :(

07/15/2015 - 3:43pm -

Wait, Rovell reported something incorrectly? Isn't this his area of specialty too?

03/27/2015 - 9:02am Pitch

Most of these have probably been repeated, but they are repeating:

1. Grand Rapids is Beer City, USA. There are lots and lots and lots of microbreweries through the city and along West Michigan.

2. Proximity to Lake Michigan. I do not go near as much as I should, BUT the state parks in Holland and Grand Haven are gorgeous. Depending on where you live in Grand Rapids, they are about an hour tops.

3. Proximity to Ann Arbor. I mean, it is not as close living on the east side, but 2 to 2.5 hours is not bad for going to the football games. Closer than Arizona. If driving is not your thing, the U of M Club of Grand Rapids works a local bus company to have buses to take you to the home games.

4. Solid schooling systems. I went to Hudsonville High School (~15 minutes away from GR) which was a pretty solid HS education and the rest throughout the area (there are some duds however) seem quite solid. A lot of GR kids end up applying and going to Michigan as well.

Go Blue!

03/03/2014 - 8:50pm Recalibrating Expections

One of two silver linings of going to Michigan from 2008 to 2012 was having to recalibrate expectations the entire time I was there (the other being able to watch denard in person while it was affordable).  It really put into perspective how nice even the run during the early-mid aughts was (3 Rose Bowls in 4 years).

However, the same cannot be said for basketball.  Expectations be too damn high now.

01/11/2014 - 1:44am NSFW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wl8gOkuKr8M

 

05/25/2013 - 11:09pm I was tackled by Lloyd Brady

I was tackled by Lloyd Brady during an IM football game.

05/13/2013 - 9:29am Same reason I opened the

Same reason I opened the thread

04/29/2013 - 10:20am I know the Jags already said

I know the Jags already said no, but Tebow to the Jags has to happen.  Tebow + Denard? Please?

03/08/2013 - 12:41pm Miggy has already got a WS

Miggy has already got a WS title, with the Marlins in '03.  Totally okay with him winning another in Detroit though.

11/23/2012 - 4:26pm technically, ohio will win

technically, ohio will win the leaders division this year, so division titles are not worth very much since neither of us could win the B1G. i kinda hope wisconsin wins the CCG just so the conference champ didn't win their division

11/20/2012 - 1:03pm can we get a jim delaney

can we get a jim delaney creates the future tag too plz

11/18/2012 - 11:55pm Bo was right when he stepped

Bo was right when he stepped down as AD after Penn St. joined in the Big Ten.  Seriously, the presidents suck. $$$ > Tradition

09/09/2012 - 10:37pm whoa, someone else from

whoa, someone else from Hudsonville!  those two are definitely the biggest.  my dad went to HS with John Vander Wal (i think John was two grades below him).

08/27/2012 - 5:54pm Oh look, shiny!

Tradition or not, the Crisler concourse needed an upgrade from dungeon settings.

08/04/2012 - 11:14pm Once people start cutting off

Once people start cutting off their legs to replace them with carbon fiber prosthetics, then it will be an unfair advantage.

07/30/2012 - 5:15pm Co-sign

I can't upvote yet, so this is the best I can do.

07/04/2012 - 8:07pm I DECLARE BANKRUPTCY!

I DECLARE BANKRUPTCY!

07/04/2012 - 8:06pm I am sure Pistorius would

I am sure Pistorius would give up competing in the london olympics to have legs.

05/17/2012 - 4:11pm It's mathematically

It's mathematically impossible in a best of 3, 5, or 7 series for one team to have 2 more home games than the other team.

04/19/2012 - 9:00pm To the OP

pssst, I think you meant MMB

04/13/2012 - 11:02pm How is Matt Cassel part of that list?

He didn't even start a game as the QB at USC...

04/10/2012 - 12:24pm Why not Below?

Really, why not?

 

03/25/2012 - 3:44pm no chills

Definitely didn't get chills from hearing that song at the end of the game because I'm pretty sure I was yelling something along the lines, " NOOOOOOOOO DEAR GOD WHY".  We already have a song made for that moment called "The Victors".

In terms of OP, good for Mike Martin, but it doesn't change my opinion on the song or band.

 

03/15/2012 - 11:20am Just caved in and made a

Just caved in and made a bracket even though I said I wouldn't this year, but a lady in the dude offered me a bracket so I couldn't say no.  C'mon UNC-Asheville!

03/15/2012 - 10:47am People were also changing the

People were also changing the titles, so I have at least 25 different e-mails with threads in most of them.  The Craig James and Hoke e-mails were cool, but most of them were *insert something i think is funny but no one else will*

03/06/2012 - 11:18am If my friends at State don't

If my friends at State don't take this class, they will be more dead to me.

02/05/2012 - 3:22pm Weber sucks!

Weber sucks!

02/01/2012 - 5:28pm Snake Oil Swag

Snake Oil Swag

01/24/2012 - 1:08am He did do something.

He just did not do enough.

01/23/2012 - 11:56pm It is what it is.

Here is Rick Reilly's take: http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/id/7492873/rick-reilly-paterno-true-leg…

He did good things, and he did bad things.

In all honesty, I'm shocked at how everyone feels the need to piss on his grave.  He at least deserves a day to be remembered as a human and for his whole body of work to show. The fact that most of these comments are "I AGREE BRIAN" and "HOW COULD ARGUE IN DEFENSE OF HIM" is absurd and beyond judgmental.  Who are you to say JoePa was a terrible man based one action? Shame on you.

Not one of your better pieces, Brian.  Too much being an angry dick and beating of dead horses.

11/27/2011 - 12:15pm About the doubting

Especially since this story came after the Penn State incident, how could people think that this kid was lying?  I mean, it is incredibly hard for sexual abuse victim to speak up since they are trying to comprehend what happened and feel embarassed for it in even happening.

11/21/2011 - 8:23pm Assuming he truly did know nothing

Co-sign

10/31/2011 - 8:57pm Peralta at 3rd would be a bad idea

The Indians moving Peralta to 3rd is the reason we got him for cheap.  Why would we do the same to him a season after he made the All-Star game at SS?

09/20/2011 - 1:33am Huey Lewis and the News

Huey Lewis and the News

07/22/2011 - 12:01am oh i don't know

He seems hardworking, is an above average defensive 3rd basemen when healthly, and seems like a nice, likable person (met him before the Bowling Green game in Saline to have him sign a baseball for my dad). I can't really fault him for not wanting to go back to C after they signed Pudge, moved him and then expected him to go back even though he was just as good defensively, if not better, at 3rd and liked it more.  The criticism was a bit unfair before this season considering he was on a roll before he tore both of his knees and was recovering from surgery on both.  It's definitely fair now, but I do wish him the best in Toledo and hope Bull Durham is able to fix his head and bat since Lloyd McClendon could do neither (especially the bats for the whole team)

07/21/2011 - 10:11pm Moving Peralta to 3rd = bad idea

When the Indians moved Peralta to 3rd, that's when his hitting and attitude went south.  Dombrowski would be a fool to do that.  I'm glad Jose Reyes is not going to be available since he'd probably just be an expensive rental anyway.

06/25/2011 - 11:29am Boesch can't bat 5

The pressure of the 5 spot is actually far greater than the pressure of the 3 spot.  When Magglio went down, teams just pitched around Cabrera and went after Boesch.  Boesch continued his post-All-Star slump, and Cabrera lost his protection, killing the Tigers' offense.  He seems to be hitting well in the 3 spot like he was last year, so I see no reason to move him.  I do agree we need to find better table setters.

04/30/2011 - 8:53pm I had a friend transfer from GVSU Eng to U of M Eng

He had difficulty transferring a lot of his credits for something other than general credits, so if you know what you want to do, talk to that program and try to make most of your credits transferable.  Other than that, stay involved and have as high of a GPA (he had a 3.9) as possible.

Other option is to apply to the bridge program if you still can.  I have a friend who was waitlisted and did that to get in without transferring.  Ann Arbor is awesome in the summer as well.

04/30/2011 - 8:41pm A lot of Nursing credits only transfer as general credits

Most of the Nursing credits do not transfer as anything but general, so they will still have to satisfy most of their distribution over 3 years + summer classes if they want to graduate in 4 years.  My gf started in Nursing (she wanted to do it her freshman year), and only Psych 111 and 250 have helped her graduation requirements besides general credits (even though she took a hybrid Biochem class as a freshman). She had to take a few summers' worth of classes to graduate (hopefully) through the School of Education in 5 years.

That being said, I still don't agree with what your friends did especially since there are a lot of people waiting to get into the program.

04/25/2011 - 12:02pm Haven't taken classes with either but

I have heard Bruce Conforth is a great professor, and if I had any space left in my schedule for non-required classes that make sure I graduate next year, I probably would take one of his classes.  His topic seems more entertaining and interesting for a general crowd.

04/10/2011 - 3:01pm Seriously

As a IM referee working for Rec Sports at U of M, I agree that this is a pretty big deal.  I've reffed games where players have thrown balls at each other and have immediately been ejected for the game, sometimes forcing their teams to forfeit.  This situation is even more serious than those above especially since we are more defenseless than the players.  If this story is as serious as it suggests, then I'm disappointed in this recruit since it takes a big lack of sportsmanship to do something like that.

04/07/2011 - 11:28pm Gift sets on amazon.com

Less than $3 a film though you can only get the first 15 right now :(

http://www.amazon.com/ESPN-Films-Gift-Set-Collection/dp/B003YMR98M/ref=…