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11/24/2014 - 12:09pm Checking in, this is a very

Checking in, this is a very important day- all hail the alphabet man. 

Between him and Barry, it was a great time to be a youngster playing backyard football in the state of Michigan.

08/06/2014 - 12:49pm Best worst experience of my

Best worst experience of my life. I think the sun even shined for a brief second but I remember rain, sleet, and snow throughout the game. 

 

08/06/2014 - 11:05am 1995 vs. Purdue. 
5-0

1995 vs. Purdue. 

5-0 Michigan win with a field goal and a safety. I remember very little of actual gameplay with the exception of how sloppy it looked. The weather did everything that day and it showed on the field (how I remember it). 

The parts I remember most are the Rocket Men guys with Gatorade coolers on their back filled with hot chocolate and little guns to fill cups with. I remember being able to get to the railing, had to be somewere between the 10 and 30...don't remember which end zone but a friend and I were straight up giving Purdue Pete the business. One of my best memories with my Dad and we still talk about how crappy the weather was that day. 

 

 

03/19/2014 - 12:52pm 'tis not, but Lakefront

'tis not, but Lakefront Brewery Tour (Depending on your tour guide) will have you sing along with the song while waving at the bottles going down the line.

MKE Brewery tour is an unreal bang for the buck. $10 per and all the free half-pours you can drink in like an hour time. Pay for the tour, skip said tour and mill around and drink with like-minded geniuses. Then walk across the street and get Gyro Palace for lunch.

03/19/2014 - 11:45am I love Sobelmans, definitely

I love Sobelmans, definitely park on the street to avoid the (ahem) parking lot situation.

03/19/2014 - 11:41am Major Goolsby's?

Major Goolsby's?

03/19/2014 - 11:31am I will be at the game on

I will be at the game on Thursday (woohoo) but I can also recommend a few spots for people.
I second BBC as  Michigan-friendly, though a bit bro at times. Good beer prices, plenty of bar games as they have pool tables and darts throughout the building. Owner is a Detroit-transplant from what I've heard.

Any MKE Brewery fans will enjoy Milwaukee Ale House on at Water and Buffalo, they have only Milwaukee Brewing Co. products on tap. Decent food and fun place to watch games if you can get a pub table. Great beer obviously.

Steny's on 2nd in Walker's Point is good atmosphere for games, was there for Michigans win at the Bres this year. Loud, decent beer prices.

Kinda divey option- Brat House on Old World 3rd, just south of Highland. Giant pretzels, cheese soup...never been for basketball but I've been for Team USA games in past and enjoyed myself.
 

02/05/2014 - 10:10am This is definitely a better

This is definitely a better way of saying it, I appreciate the clarification. As I said, I just think it's dangerous to make assumptions on the character of a teenager based on school choice and I think you agree with me there.

State has put some defensive linemen in good positions to be drafted and play (as has Michigan; Branch, Martin, Graham, etc.) and the current state of MSU's program is more than enough of a selling point I'd think for a defensive player to choose them independent of any other factors. Recruits have said though, 'it's Michigan' so I have no doubts this perception will slide back in favor of UofM.

Can't win them all, just hope for Michigan to win the next H2H.

 

02/05/2014 - 9:31am I think the stance you take

I think the stance you take in that second paragraph is a really arrogant and borderline offensive way of looking at/explaining things. To say those things don't matter because he chose another school is ridiculous.

This assumption that choosing State or OSU over Michigan is because he doesn't want to grow into an upstanding young man is absurd, and it is absolutely why UofM's fanbase gets panned. MSU and OSU turn 17 year olds into men the same way as Michigan does, academics argument be damned.

 

07/31/2013 - 9:13am Okay, late to the party but

Okay, late to the party but this is a pet peeve of mine and wanted to voice it.

Anytime someone cites "but but he has more errors!" and fails to take range into account, that person is ignoring the fact that he is defensively swallowing up a higher percentages of balls put in play that would effectively be seeing eye singles.

I will take a slight uptick in errors all day for a SS who controls anything from Miggy's left shoulder to second, and still can range out into the grass and make the throw to first. For every error he makes in a Tigers uniform, you are looking at 10 balls that get past Jhonny (and I love Jhonny).

06/20/2013 - 10:13am I believe Sam Webb just

I believe Sam Webb just pulled a Corso on twitter and said the WR # is still at 3.

05/24/2013 - 1:23pm I can't stand Bayern and I

I can't stand Bayern and I have a buddy who we'll all be watching with who is a huge BVB fan.

That said, I'm pulling for Bayern.

05/24/2013 - 11:10am German beer and cuisine for

German beer and cuisine for the CL final tomorrow, and (hopefully) a Wings win in the evening. CANT WAIT </bartscott>

05/23/2013 - 10:15am Love the interview BTW Heiko.

Love the interview BTW Heiko. Awesome work.

05/23/2013 - 10:15am (No subject)

05/03/2013 - 12:21pm THIS

"Apart from what anyone thinks of Dan Dakich as a commentator, he knows basketball."

Such an important distinction to make- I got really fed up with him doing Michigan games this season, but the fact remains that the guy know his stuff. Even though he suffers from color-analyst syndrome at times, his huge compliment of the coaching staff is really, really something, even if they didn't need any further validation.

05/02/2013 - 10:01am I disagree.

I don't think it's a dig, I think it's simply a handy measuring stick from a Michigan perspective.

People have seen Blake play and "Alex is a better player" just gives you a sense of where is skillset is at as a prospect.

 

05/01/2013 - 12:00pm Couldn't find yesterdays, but...

 

Wouldn't mind seeing this every 2-3 days. Strut it out pal, strut it out.

05/01/2013 - 9:00am Agreed. Super flat and lost

Agreed. Super flat and lost every battle in the 2nd but first playoff game for a bunch...Andersson, Brunner, Deykeyser, Smith. I'd expect game two to play out a bit more even, playoff hockey tends to swallow up newcomers. Ducks have a pretty experienced squad and it showed, especially on the PP unit.

05/01/2013 - 8:55am I think you're right. Wings

I think you're right. Wings made offer of 6 or 7MM for one year, and I believe he signed for like 8-9MM with Pittsburgh.

04/29/2013 - 5:15pm You see that Dan? That's a

You see that Dan? That's a stop-sign for trolling on national broadcasts.

04/29/2013 - 12:13pm (No subject)

04/29/2013 - 11:56am You down with JBB?

You down with JBB?

04/26/2013 - 9:55am I like him

Doesn't have that "oh shit!" look on his face that a lot of big guys have with the ball on the floor. He can pop a 15-foot turn-around, but no otherreal-deal post moves that I can see- which is no big deal because he's 16-17 and plays against 6'4" types.

You can teach some post moves and footwork to a kid, but you can't teach 7'. I'm a believer.

04/19/2013 - 3:35pm Just to clarify...

...you do mean as a slot WR playing with Megatron and not actually throwing to hi in lieu of Matthew Stafford, correct? If so, yeah, that'd be fun to watch.

04/18/2013 - 1:38pm Valid point, but in this case

Valid point, but in this case i think a leader is fair. It's his 'hometown' school where his family can see him in every home game without a flight. He can visit his family on off days no problem. I don't think it's a stretch to say that the school he's been most comfortable with, and the coach he has the best coach-player relationship with to date is leading.

04/18/2013 - 1:26pm I do agree about the quotes

I do agree about the quotes bit, some of the things he has been saying indicate some degree of "over-the-moon"-ness.

04/18/2013 - 1:18pm This will be my mantra for

This will be my mantra for the next three hours.

04/18/2013 - 1:02pm I'm not trying to be a jerk

I'm not trying to be a jerk so apologies if that comes across, but I think most writers have Hand as a VT lead because VT actually is the team to beat in his recruitment. Hometown, Bud Foster and so on. Michigan is doing well to even be in the conversation but it's still VT in front.

04/16/2013 - 3:27pm Crean is just King of the

Crean is just King of the Scumbags, isnt he?

Says a lot that his haircut isn't the worst thing about him.

04/15/2013 - 2:00pm It certainly helps to have

It certainly helps to have some confidence in your pocket. That Hayes blitz pick-up on the Funchess grab wasn't exactly Vincent-esque but it was the difference between a knockdown and a downfield completion. More of that this year please.

04/15/2013 - 1:50pm I'm very interested to see

I'm very interested to see what kind of player Funchess is in his second year. He didn't have much issue shedding defenders at the line last season- if he comes out as an effective blocker, he's the player i'm most excited to watch on any given play.

04/09/2013 - 11:28am I was crushed for the team I

I was crushed for the team I had so much fun watching last night- to the point that a text from a  buddy back in Michigan that said "Great run! I aint even mad" went unasnwered until this morning.

He was right though. I'm going to look back at this season for the rest of my life simply because what Brian said is the absolute truth, these moments are so rare. Just to have been a witness to this team and some of the moments they provided this year was amazing in itself, going to the title game even more so.

I can't wait to talk about this game in 20 years.

03/20/2013 - 11:16am 82-63 Michigan

82-63 Michigan

03/08/2013 - 3:46pm But but but these .gifs take

But but but these .gifs take forever to load and they aren't videos and what good is a moving picture, can't we just look at black-and-white stills and....

03/04/2013 - 3:47pm Fair enough, but I vaguely

Fair enough, but I vaguely remember another elite athlete who nobody wanted to play QB going to a school just so he COULD play QB. I don't know enough of Jayru's situation, but maybe he has his heart set on playing QB at the next leve.

I still think you offer him though.

02/15/2013 - 10:04am I'm not quite there in terms

I'm not quite there in terms of hoping Berkley's a bust but I really want Braylon to be quiet and stop ruining my high school years.

Sticking up for family is nice but if his only FCS offer is Minnesota, maybe Michigan is not the entity at fault.

02/15/2013 - 9:15am I really used to enjoy Dakich

I really used to enjoy Dakich calling games, thought he was above-board as a color guy. But after watching the last couple games, specifically the "these refs are outstanding" bit, I am kind of 50-50 with him.

For my money, give me Kellogg or Raftery any day. Watching Dakich explain how MSU rebounds better because they put a man on EVERY SIDE OF THE RIM was grating.

02/13/2013 - 10:05am 84-65 Michigan

84-65 Michigan

02/12/2013 - 4:39pm Do these "letters" have dead

Do these "letters" have dead white dudes on them?

02/12/2013 - 4:37pm Damn, you're fast!
Here's

Damn, you're fast!

Here's hoping that the good vibes carry over into the Breslin tonight.

02/12/2013 - 4:30pm Feeling sorry for you today

Feeling sorry for you today Ace...devoting all this time and energy to great bball pieces and these damn HS football players are throwing "Hello" material at you. It's a tough gig.

02/06/2013 - 12:50pm Tim Hardaway gets buckets.

Tim Hardaway gets buckets. Mitch was Mitch.

But my absolute favorite part of this game was Trey taking Craft on by shimmying towards, then away from his pick and popping one abour midway through the 1st half.  

He knows Craft likes to fight around screens and totally caught him leaning and it made me a very happy Michigan fan when it happened.

02/06/2013 - 10:44am 2013 NSD = ?

2014 recruits apparently. And a QB at that! Wilton Speight is on-board and said something along the lines of being his classes version of Shane Morris, recruiting anybody willing to listen (courtesy of Sam Webb's twitter.)

I'll take that.

edit: Brian mentioned this and i somehow missed it. Still, the Morris-aspirations-bit is kinda cool.

01/31/2013 - 2:14pm Nik Stauskas: Poltergeist

Nik Stauskas: Poltergeist

01/30/2013 - 3:57pm If North(ish)-South(ish)

If North(ish)-South(ish) would work, you could keep MSU, OSU and Michigan in the same division and still somewhat of a balance in terms of competitiveness.

North: Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Northwestern, MSU, OSU, Penn State

South: Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Purdue, Rutgers, Maryland

Important rivalries stay intact (Brown Jug, Michigan/MSU, Michigan/OSU, Indiana/Purdue, etc.) and you have some semblance of Geographical significance to the breakdown. Am i missing something or would that be a reasonable answer to this?

01/30/2013 - 1:22pm But this would fail to

But this would fail to address Michigan and OSU being cross-divisional rivals who play every year while the bulk of Michigan's division gets away with only playing them (OSU) once every few years.

01/30/2013 - 12:17pm Different score but same line

Different score but same line of thinking. Stauskas with a go-ahead three late.

01/30/2013 - 10:14am 68-65 Michigan

68-65 Michigan

01/23/2013 - 12:11pm Do you play your own lottery

Do you play your own lottery numbers?

I kid obviously. Yes please to Stauskas heating back up.