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10/18/2011 - 8:15am How is this trolling?

How is this trolling?

12/15/2010 - 8:11am Big hitter, the Llama.

Big, big hitter.

08/30/2010 - 12:58pm huh.

I swear I have seen them.

Blueberry muffin man myself, though.

08/12/2010 - 6:41pm A boy can hope

Now: likelihood that the Band actually gets to go?

Like two bowl trips in one year.  Lucky bastards.

07/01/2010 - 8:08am Here I come to be not too terribly helpful.

The field at Elbel is always a wiiiiide open space, but there will be nowhere to park until the band relinquishes control of the practice parking lot (at which point, they will happily point you into a parking spot, and at least the fees you pay will go to the band).  Unfortunately, that does not generally happen until probably 9:30ish.  You will have needed to get the pig roasting well before then.

Does that sound right, more recent Bandsmen?

At least at Elbel you will be close to the endeared No. 9 Burger joint, right?

06/23/2010 - 12:15pm NBA.

To the point that the call/nocall anomalies, dependent upon player, have affected the style of play and made for lazy players in the top league; players of great skill end up playing for the foul, not playing for the basket.

Sounds like soccer as well, actually.  Thanks, Sterbende Schwan.


04/14/2010 - 1:36pm Tim...

just took over.

03/11/2010 - 11:28am Yes.

Massive second to fried pickles. Spears, thank you, not chips - both are tasty, but spears maximize the pickle-y happiness.

03/04/2010 - 7:57am Cannot complain.

A twelve-buck endgrain cutting board. Friggin' thing is 18x24" and twelve pounds. TJs is a wonderful place with lots of garbage and a few real gems.

02/19/2010 - 7:59am Love it.
That is the reason

Love it.

That is the reason to love baseball. Hearing that our heroes are gearing up down south is always good news to the rest of us freezing our asses off up here. I get as anxious as the next guy through relatively meaningless June games, but baseball is always exciting in February, March and April.

02/16/2010 - 7:56am The next meme to come

Two snarling wolves.

Get to it, 'shoppers.

02/16/2010 - 7:52am Uuuugh.

Yeah. Exhausting just by sheer volume of work performed. I remember almost falling asleep at Taco Bell after finishing.

Obviously glad I didn't.

02/08/2010 - 8:03am For one without fifteen minutes to dig through Scout...

how many 5* and 4* were even available from MI? Detroit produces its fair share of talent - are we losing to out of state schools for in-state talent as well?

11/04/2009 - 8:11am And now we wait

for Johnny at RBUAS to declare a new bringer of light.

10/28/2009 - 8:26am Yeah,

but butter cheese crust, man...

10/21/2009 - 1:34pm Dude.

one of the last nights of intensive summer band rehearsals, freshman get taken up to the stadium not knowing there their headed

Keep it that way. Don't post on this.

10/20/2009 - 9:34am Simple reason:

Nobody outside of Salt Lake is going to recognise Kyle Whittingham, regardless of how well they did last year.

Mangino might be good for a chuckle, though. Or am I just thinking of Orson's interpretation of him?

10/19/2009 - 8:49am Yes please!

Offer him pudding.

10/12/2009 - 12:04pm Wow.

Much has changed since I visited Kinnick for the Rivas rugby-punt disaster train in, what, '05?

I distinctly remember wood being a significant contributor to the construction of at least part of the bleachers. Am I all wet on this? Does anyone else remember the Kinnick of yesteryear?

Looks downright nice now. Well played, Cornmen.

10/07/2009 - 7:57am It has been a while...

Who is conducting Hockey Band anymore? Does Boerma know a little more about hockey than football (hopefully)?

10/06/2009 - 1:07pm First option, plzkthx

No Carlos No Carlos No Carlos Keep Him In DH

10/05/2009 - 11:51am Yes, but...

I'm not super confident in the offense getting one play right at this juncture.

I have even less confidence in the offense, then the defense, getting several plays right in OT. We know now that it stopped raining before OT, but that is not a given. It is the rain.

10/02/2009 - 12:58pm Aaaaand

it is Rio.

09/30/2009 - 4:53pm Totals:

Four, count 'em four sacks this year.

Are we too young/small/whatever to start rolling this number up? Small is out - Roh is the smallest at 238. Leader VanBergen is 271. Most men on the line are between 260-280.

'splaination? Is Greg Robinson not blitzing as much as I seem to remember in those halcyon days of yore? What do we do to create better opportunities to get to the quarterback?

09/30/2009 - 11:39am Shame on me for saying

but that is not an attractive arrangement. Such a fine fellow could have worked out a much better looking paint job for his $13M taxi.

Something just looks goofy, does it not?

09/28/2009 - 11:53am The team. The team. The team.

I get chills every time I hear Schembechler say it.

09/28/2009 - 9:11am Thank you.

Not a headline diary.

09/25/2009 - 12:00pm Hot damn.

Welcome to South Africa.

09/25/2009 - 8:36am I am thinking...


09/24/2009 - 11:00am ...


oh. Yeah, you're right.

09/21/2009 - 11:16am Hey hey...

Some of us around here still enjoy DMB - it is just that we treat it like the dirty little secret that it is, and happily restrain ourselves until we climb into our cars and close all the windows.

I still expect 100% more AC/DC around football, though.

09/18/2009 - 3:56pm Strong work, Jeremy.

Band still needs to go back into the northeast corner, though.

09/18/2009 - 3:43pm Nay.

True story.

Bringing the level of understanding up for everyone here so that maybe we may someday all truly understand the full glory of UFR and not just scroll down to Chart.

09/16/2009 - 8:54am November will not be your problem.

You will already be dressed for cold. I was always most shocked by that quick drop in temperature in the end of September and early October, about the time the leaves change.

I am more interested in what we will do to combat the shadows themselves, really. I could see some Yankee Stadium lights on the pressboxes - low profile, inobtrusive, hopefully doesn't make the Stadium look like the field at Pioneer (like those drive-in carts that they used to truck in).

09/16/2009 - 8:48am Fantastic

that we can refer to your prediction as merely homerish.

Two weeks ago anyone on this board would have called you a lunatic. eee the giddyness that comes from sweet, sweet wins.

09/09/2009 - 12:20pm It should, yes.

But remember, the average guy on the street gets his news from the Freep. I cannot tell you how many times I have had to explain the term "noncountable hours" to my friends and coworkers in the past two weeks. I am sure we all have lived the same experience.

Now, the explaination for noncountable hours I lifted straight from these pages, which lifted its explaination straight from the NCAA's pages, and for that I am grateful to the community here and to Brian. Cheers, and come ask me for your pint of reward when you see me in the back corner of Ashley's.

09/09/2009 - 12:09pm FALSE.

As an engineer who has an FMEA team meeting to lead in about an hour, let me be the first to (noneg) curse you for bringing an FMEA joke to MGoBlog.

Good day sir.

09/03/2009 - 11:08am Better than wrapping.

Not good enough for gameday.

Details under the arm just do not generally come out as nice as uniform designers think they will when looking at their computer screens. Stretch fabrics have helped this to some extent (in that there is rarely a handful of loose material just hanging there in the armpit any more), but I'll be darned if I won't think that yellow features under the arm will come off as being sweat stains.

That said, I have some soccer shirts from European teams that carry the three stripes down the shoulders, and those do not shock and frighten me. I am not advocating this for Michigan gear, o all-seeing M-Den overlords... The point is that adidas can be very creative in placing their brandmark, since it can simply be a design element. Good call on their part for having simple stripes as a trademark.

08/27/2009 - 4:09pm eh.

Vernors is the only reason I had any voice whatsoever after the 2004 Ohio State game. I think of it more as a tasty, tasty medication than an actual beverage, per se.

Just don't call it soda.

08/25/2009 - 4:30pm Simply enough,

Pizza House Pizza House Pizza House.

They never run out of seating now that the most recent renovation is done, the pizza is yummy, the beer is cold, and you can sit there till 4 in the morning if your liver can take it.

08/25/2009 - 4:28pm As a former bandsman,

show up for stepshow.

Do not show up for morning rehearsal - it will be dull as sand for anyone not formerly in the band or a parent of one in the band. Unless you really want to witness the full decibelic fury of the MMB from close proximity, which I suppose is something everyonse should do once. Go to the concert in Hill for that, anyways.

08/18/2009 - 12:16pm There is a difference

The Ohio Highway Patrol is a totally different animal. I remember watching one OHP officer clip a drunken OSU student as he ran past... just got this satisfied smirk on his face as the kid planted his face in the grass.

Kid was too drunk to care. Just a golden moment.

08/17/2009 - 11:02am Anyone? Anyone?

Does Hillel still run the Kosher dog cart?

That was always a solid lunch.

08/13/2009 - 12:28pm I would be so excited

the first time I got to poke someone between the shoulders.


08/07/2009 - 8:27am Good to see the thought

but it sounds like we will all be wearing 6XLs to fit all that action on a tshirt.

Looking forward to seeing naked moustache guy brought back for another go at a MGoDesignContest.

08/07/2009 - 8:10am Exactly.

The reason USC-UCLA works (and it really does work) is that UCLA has those powder blues - way more contrast than our navy against red (OSU or Wisky), green (MSU), burgundy (UMinn)... virtually anything in the Big10.

08/07/2009 - 8:06am Man oh man.

I go to Mexico for a week, a damn week, and you guys vote down the volleyball whites.

It's like I don't even know you anymore.

08/06/2009 - 1:39pm Where else could they have

Where else could they have it? Do we think that UConn feels so weak as to agree to a home and neutral?

Yankee Stadium has shown itself as a venue, albeit unlikely. No chance that the Meadowlands would fill for a middling BigEast team, regardless of opponent (Ryan Field does not fill when Michigan comes to town). I am not so familiar with the area - are there other reasonable venues?

07/24/2009 - 3:11pm By our powers combined

So who got screwed into being "heart"?

07/24/2009 - 3:01pm I are genius.

Yes, Hiller, mea culpa. Good call, phil.

I still cannot imagine that he is that bad, though, considering that the Illinois pass D was middle-of-the-pack amongst the Big Televen. Not bad, per se.

I think Michigan Arrogance might have hit the point more squarely, though, that he has lost his favorite three WR since last year. Eating words has never given me indigestion.