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04/02/2018 - 10:24am Back in Drivers Ed...

this was referred to as a 'Bronx Left' when done without the approval of oncoming traffic.

08/24/2017 - 2:52pm If it helps...

a friend in Chicago just received hers today, so there's still hope.

08/02/2017 - 12:02pm Agreed...

they lack any honest analysis and DiNardo seems to be the most optimistic about every team, but still fun to watch and get a preview of the team and any interviews they include.

08/02/2017 - 11:58am That sounds correct...

I believe it's usually later the same day or the next day.

08/02/2017 - 10:19am I wasn't...

I wasn't able to find when they will air each camp preview, I imagine that will be announced soon.

08/01/2017 - 9:31pm Received mine in Chicago...

this last Thursday, so there's still hope.

06/02/2017 - 10:55am End Zone

I was already in the end zone tier, I ended up with four together in the same section and a few rows closer.

06/02/2017 - 10:40am Additional seats

I know demand keeps increasing but I was fortunate enough to add two seats last season which was the first season I had requested additional seats.

And yes, I'm fairly certain the PSD donations increase your point total.

05/18/2017 - 10:36am Part of the soundtrack of my youth...

Fell on Black Days will be even more chilling to listen to, RIP.

10/21/2016 - 9:47am Mud Bowl Qualifying

Never had the pleasure of playing in the actual Mud Bowl, but played in the qualifying tournament that took place at Burns Park a couple years. Was definitely physical, but a lot of fun and everyone participating knew what they were signing up for.

As a kid every time we would pass the corner of South U/Washtenaw my Dad would explain the tradition of the Mud Bowl from his days there, and was something I looked forward to when I was there. Happy to hear it lives on.

10/13/2016 - 11:46am Happy to see Cornell...

get included. I would add Zack de la Rocha and Scott Weiland to my list. May not agree with his views but hard not to feel Zack's presence either way.

09/27/2016 - 3:09pm Michigan - 34, Wisconsin - 13

Michigan - 34

Wisconsin - 13

09/15/2016 - 11:06am Michigan - 41, Colorado - 17

Michigan - 41

Colorado - 17

09/08/2016 - 10:53am Michigan - 45, UCF - 10

Michigan - 45

UCF - 10

09/01/2016 - 1:02pm Michigan - 38, Hawaii - 3

Michigan - 38

Hawaii - 3

04/13/2016 - 12:31pm I'm jealous

Hope you enjoy!

04/13/2016 - 8:04am Chicago Style Pizza

If you're looking for Chicago Style Pizza you will have plenty of options, but a favorite of mine is Pizano's on Madison which is a one minute walk from the Palmer House.

There is a ton of other things within a five minute walk from the hotel including the Art Institute, Chicago Cultural Center, Milennium Park, etc. and if you're looking for drinks the Chicago Athletic Association has some different bar options including Cindy's which has solid views of the park.

02/18/2016 - 2:56pm Todd Collins

Todd Collins agrees.

01/27/2016 - 8:34am Changing perception...

Not rehashing whether these recruiting tactics are necessary or not, I can't help but wonder if when Harbaugh first arrived and started recruiting he noticed the Michigan offer wasn't carrying as much weight as some of the other traditional powerhouses anymore, I think there's an argument that outside of the midwest the offer was at least a half step below other elite national programs.

Doing the satellite camps and making connections as quickly and to as many regions as possible was necessary, but perhaps the recent wave of 'being more selective' was just as necessary to bring the perception recruits have of a Michigan offer back up to that elite level. Obviously winning consistently will do that, but by showing how selective Michigan now is again and that you have to compete through the end to earn your offer, combined with a solid season and things trending the right way maybe that helps speed up the process of how the offer is viewed now instead of after a few more winning seasons.

It will be interesting to see if we see this tactic used as frequently moving forward, my guess would be that we still see it used with 2 or 3 recruits a year but that some transparency is provided and it won't be the number it is in this recruiting cycle.

11/19/2015 - 8:33am Michigan - 27, Penn State - 17

Michigan - 27

Penn State - 17

11/13/2015 - 9:29am Michigan - 38, Indiana - 17

Michigan - 38

Indiana - 17

11/06/2015 - 10:38am Michigan - 28, Rutgers - 7

Michigan - 28

Rutgers - 7

10/16/2015 - 3:07pm Michigan - 24, msu - 10

Michigan - 24

msu - 10

10/12/2015 - 11:49am Reminded me of the deafening games from the early 90's...

This crowd was probably the most consistently loud throughout that I've heard in a long time, and reminded me of how opposing QB's had a hard time hearing during big games in the early 90's.

On one play in the second half, I'm pretty sure Thorson was trying to get a play off quicker but couldn't because his center couldn't hear him, and I'm sure it happened more than the time I noticed. If our crowd can stay that loud throughout the game, I can only imagine how much harder that makes it for the opposing team. Go Blue!

10/09/2015 - 1:30pm Michigan - 20, NW - 10

Michigan - 20

NW - 10

10/01/2015 - 1:24pm Driving...

Yeah, I'll be driving through the middle of nowhere on the way to a wedding so was looking for options other than streaming from a phone, thanks though.

10/01/2015 - 12:55pm SiriusXM

Has anybody been able to find what SiriusXM station will carry it, if at all?

The original listing was 195, but there is another game they are broadcasting at that noon time slot.

09/24/2015 - 8:41am Michigan - 24, BYU - 13

Michigan - 24

BYU - 13

12/29/2014 - 10:58am While a lot of recruits...

While a lot of recruits say they emphasize academics, I think Clark truly does and he'll end up back in the fold. California is a long flight from Connecticut and it sounds like he's wanted to end up at Michigan.

12/16/2014 - 9:59am Lions fan living in Chicago...

and usually go to a couple games at Soldier per year. Be respectful and you'll be fine, expect to get some decently natured barbs thrown your way, but nothing too bad. You can cheer your team on but just be aware of what type of Bears fans are around you and don't go overboard.

The only issue I've ever witnessed was last year when Calvin caught a TD over Tillman to clinch the game. An extremely drunk Lions fan a couple rows back went nuts celebrating, and a moderately drunk Bears fan took issue. Words were exchanged and the result was the Lions fan taking multiple punches to the face. Basically just use common sense and you'll be fine.

11/14/2014 - 1:53pm 92 - 49 Michigan

92 - 49 Michigan

11/11/2014 - 9:19am ESPN just quoted...

ESPN just quoted Ace (from this article) on SportsCenter. Great work Ace!

10/20/2014 - 11:25am I had a similar experience...

Friend was running late who was coming from out of town and when we got there we were down 3, which was quickly rectified when we rattled off the next 49 and shut them out the rest of the way. I think I still have that long sleeved 'Blue Out' shirt somewhere.

09/25/2014 - 11:28am Michigan 35 Minnesota 13

Michigan - 35

Minnesota -13

09/18/2014 - 8:35am Michigan 41 Utah 28

Michigan - 41

Utah - 28

09/12/2014 - 9:06am Michigan 52, Miami of Ohio 10

Michigan - 52

Miami of Ohio - 10

09/04/2014 - 8:56am Michigan 35 ND 24

Michigan - 35

Notre Dame - 24

06/05/2014 - 10:46am I went with the Go Blue Pack...

Section 1 for the PSU night game and Section 23 for the App. State and Miami (OH) games.

06/04/2014 - 10:42am 2002 vs Washington...

is up there for me. First game as a student, on the heels of welcome week, and college gameday was there. Brabbs' game winning field goal right into our end of the stadium was a nice way to kick off the season.

The MSU game that season wasn't bad either. After going down 3-0 we rattled off 49 points and never let them score again.

03/10/2014 - 11:03pm Our cat would...

Our cat would be Gabe Watson. Freakish athleticism and burst for a creature that large.

02/13/2014 - 10:29am Great point.

Not to mention it would be like his 7th year.

02/13/2014 - 9:53am Can Jordan Morgan stick around for another year?

Just grad transfer to the football team?

02/13/2014 - 9:43am Was thinking the same thing...

Shallman's skill set seems like he could get a look at TE.

11/26/2013 - 4:47pm Great points, Magnus.

All of this from using the word ‘fickle’ in response to a question about the possibility of there being more buckeye fans than Michigan fans this Saturday. And a relatively insignificant question at that.

Let’s think about this. Was Hoke simply expressing how disappointing it would be if this situation materialized on Saturday, for the players, especially the seniors who are playing their last home game? Or in that second he had to form a response to the hypothetical, do people really think he was going over pricing schemes/increases in his head and trying to take a shot at the fans regardless?

Not sure the context of which he was responding to the question requires a tantrum. Come on, man. 

11/26/2013 - 4:18pm Yeah.

I was directly speaking to #2 here. Not sure where the confusion is.

11/26/2013 - 2:01pm Completely agree.

If you were planning on going to the game when the team was performing closer to your expectations and are no longer planning on doing so because they are not, I believe that is the definition of fickle.

A lot of people were crying out for Hoke to give them something at his press conferences, and now they're complaining because some small part of what he did say is true and they don't like it?

Seems quite simple to me. If you like the University of Michigan football team then go to the game on Saturday if you were planning on doing so. If you don't want to go anymore solely because of how they're playing, that's your choice but don't cry about being called fickle. Yes, tickets are expensive but you already made arrangements to go. Are we only supposed to support the team when they are playing well?

11/25/2013 - 1:30pm Upvote!

Really wish I could upvote this. I don't agree with everything Dave Brandon does, but I also don't feel like much of it impacts a lot of things about the gameday atmosphere that I've enjoyed my entire life and what I can see my nephews/niece continue to enjoy.

It is frustrating that a loss on a fall Saturday makes the following week more difficult, but I wouldn't trade my Michigan fandom for that of any other team. I understand everyone has their own way of being a fan, but in the end isn't the fun part of being a fan about supporting the team/university that we all identify with in some way?

11/25/2013 - 12:15pm Watching the team struggle...

Watching the team struggle this year and in recent years has been frustrating, sure. But each season also has its excitement and regardless of the ups and downs is something I will always look forward to. I admit some of the stadium experience has changed but I’m not sure if any of that would have impacted the development of my initial love for Michigan and does not significantly impact my love for it now.

Nothing beats the atmosphere of Ann Arbor on gamedays, the tailgating with other friends/fans/alumni, the nostalgia of visiting campus, and simply the overall sentiment that everyone is supporting the Maize and Blue. Not much has changed when you hear Carl Grapentine’s voice, the band taking the field, the excitement of the players as they rush the field and touch the banner, hearing the band play The Victors, or any of the countless other gameday traditions that make going back enjoyable.

In the end, it is still a group of student athletes that work extremely hard to represent the University we all passionately associate with, and for the most part represent it very well on and off the field. This is the reason I will always be excited for football season and is also the reason I plan on getting season tickets for the first time since being a student next year. Yeah the schedule isn’t great and we’d all like the team to be performing better, but I will always support the University of Michigan and sincerely hope (/know) most of you will be there this coming Saturday and next season. Win or lose, Michigan football has provided some of my greatest memories and I have no doubt will continue to do so.  

10/25/2013 - 11:02am Absolutely...

Absolutely interested in an MGo event in Chicago the night before the NW game.

10/11/2013 - 2:45pm Michigan 38 Penn State 17

Michigan - 38

Penn State - 17