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01/14/2019 - 11:04pm Hey, Michigan_Marc, how old…

Hey, Michigan_Marc, how old will President George H.W. Bush be on his next birthday?

01/14/2019 - 10:57pm I know I am not really dumb…

I know I am not really dumb when I realize how dumb Ihave been,

01/14/2019 - 10:52pm This post may get you to…

This post may get you to 1000 points by itself

01/14/2019 - 10:46pm Neeever miiiiind.

Neeever mind.

01/12/2019 - 10:30am No explanation.

No explanation.

01/12/2019 - 10:28am Damn right, he's ours. We…

Damn right, he's ours. We rise and fall with him all the way. That's why I don't understand the vicious hatred we see from some posters here. They're not my kind of Michigan fans, and I'd like to think they're not alumni.

01/11/2019 - 10:27pm As I mentioned above, try…

As I mentioned above, try gin.

Just kidding (sort of). Hope you feel better. Just curious: Did you have a flu shot?

01/11/2019 - 10:19pm Medical care for infants is…

Medical care for infants is amazing these days. Be thankful they were born now.

My niece was born with a heart condition, had surgery as an infant, and grew up to major in dance at Michigan and formed a professional dance company in Chicago with her classmates. If she'd been born a couple of decades earlier, she wouldn't have survived. Now she has given us a beautiful baby girl.

01/11/2019 - 10:13pm Four Roses Single Barrel,…

Four Roses Single Barrel, introduced to me by my sister-in-law (Northwestern grad, but nobody's perfect). I think it's my new favorite (the bourbon, not the school).

01/11/2019 - 10:07pm With a cold, gin is much…

With a cold, gin is much better than water.

01/11/2019 - 10:03pm Mazel tov! Glad they're…

Mazel tov! Glad they're already home. You can wait about 21 years to enjoy a Friday night drinking thread with them.

01/11/2019 - 9:58pm Already is.

Already is.

01/11/2019 - 7:29pm Do you have a link to that…

Do you have a link to that article?

01/11/2019 - 7:17pm Until this thread, I'd never…

Until this thread, I'd never heard of this guy. But I just googled him. I have copied the second item below (sorry, I'm an old guy; I can copy but not embed), and I would like to know: the #1 program in American what? American League? American Athletic Conference? American Kennel Club? American Express? American cheese? American Idol? American Eagle Outfitters? American flag (and long may it wave)? Anyway, here is what he says on google:

James Yoder - Michigan Football Report (@ChatWolverines) | Twitter

 

https://twitter.com/chatwolverines

 

James Yoder's show,Michigan Football Report, is the #1 most-watched Michigan Football program in American on digital programs. via @chatsports @ ...

 

 

 

01/11/2019 - 6:59pm Why is there no drinking…

Why is there no drinking thread in his honor?

01/10/2019 - 9:10pm They have a lot of strange…

They have a lot of strange guys.

01/10/2019 - 4:50pm But doesn't he already have…

But doesn't he already have players who can't spell Michigan (or Carolina)?

01/10/2019 - 4:19pm Why would you do it suddenly…

Why would you do it suddenly and without much advance notice?

01/08/2019 - 8:28am Even if it were a good idea,…

Even if it were a good idea, it won't happen, but it's not a good idea, and it's silly to talk about.

01/07/2019 - 8:24am My daughter applied to Mich…

My daughter applied to Mich's theatre program. While she and others were auditioning, a faculty member met with parents and told us how terrible the career prospects were for theatre grads. Of course, I was proud enough of her to think that she'd be an exception, but I wasn't terribly disappointed when, although wait-listed, she was not admitted. She was admitted to LSA (Res Coll) and broke my heart when she opted for a small liberal arts college in the East. Well, I only jokingly say she broke my heart because that small liberal arts college was really her dream.

Hearty congratulations to Darren. He is obviously very talented, and I am sure he got a great education. I hope his classmates are also successful.

01/06/2019 - 10:33pm Well, our messages crossed,…

Well, our messages crossed, and you beat me to my point.

01/06/2019 - 10:32pm I wonder if the discussion…

I wonder if the discussion on Tuesday will be about how low the ratings are. Does anyone sense a lot of interest in this game?

01/06/2019 - 10:28pm I’ll watch, but I won’t…

I’ll watch, but I won’t enjoy it, and whichever team wins, it’ll make me mad. To answer your question, I figure Alabama will win and, since I don’t want either team to win, it’ll be different from the team I want.

01/06/2019 - 10:19pm That 21-20 thriller must…

That 21-20 thriller must have been amazing!

Wonder why we didn’t play them in  the 1931-1932 season.

01/05/2019 - 9:17am Not much of an athlete, I…

Not much of an athlete, I went out for the Daily, where we were always well-hydrated, thanks to a nickel Coke machine that I believe was subsidized by the Board of Student Publications. The Board obviously didn't subscribe to that bad science since they weren't concerned about our fingers cramping up as we typed.

01/04/2019 - 9:39pm It’s really a mystery. They…

It’s really a mystery. They should have a monopoly on the talent on the West Coast. Are other schools grabbing up all the good players?

01/04/2019 - 9:27pm Man, that’s living!

Man, that’s living!

01/04/2019 - 9:25pm My parents loved Balvenie,…

My parents loved Balvenie, after touring the distillery in Scotland. I used to drink Scotch and that was my favorite, especially when I was with my parents, But in those days, I had a client who drank Macallan 12, so when I was with him, that’s what I drank. 

They were both outstanding.

01/04/2019 - 9:19pm I’m on Minute 0.5 of no…

I’m on Minute 0.5 of no drinking. I’m at the bar of one of my favorite restaurants, waiting for my wife, wishing there was college football on the TV instead of some meaningless (to me) NBA game and enjoying a Blanton’s on the rocks (at least I did when I took my last sip, now 50 seconds ago).

01/03/2019 - 9:08pm I saw the same thing on the…

I saw the same thing on the BTN post-game show. Michigan is not elite, he said. But we won by 13 in a game we were favored by 11 and we held PSU to 55.  One minute later, this announcer had nothing but praise for Indiana. 

Okay, I guess that all makes sense.

 

01/03/2019 - 8:19pm I think we should be a…

I think we should be a little indulgent with thread titles like this. Yes, there are some unnecessary words, but at least it accurately tells us what the thread is about, unlike some titles.

01/03/2019 - 12:29am What a disgraceful post-game…

What a disgraceful post-game comment:

“When adversity strikes … people scatter,’’ he said. “The band didn’t scatter. The band was there. Buckeye Nation was there. We saw that, all throughout the adversity that we went through.’’

01/03/2019 - 12:28am Great ending to the article:…

Great ending to the article: "USC, don't even think about it."

01/03/2019 - 12:05am Especially his screen name…

Especially his screen name. It shouldn't be allowed.

01/02/2019 - 1:06pm Here is how I make a martini…

Here is how I make a martini:

I use gin. My  gin of choice is Bombay Sapphire. I also use Dolin dry vermouth, usually three parts gin to one part vermouth. I shake it with ice in a cocktail shaker for 10 or 15 seconds, and then pour it into a well-chilled glass martini glass. I then add two or three olives stuffed with blue cheese.

Another good option is to use Hendrick's gin, and add a peel of cucumber instead of olives.

My guests always say my martinis are the best they have ever had. Maybe they're just humoring me. If anyone has a better recipe, please let me know.

01/01/2019 - 11:12pm My wife's favorite (after…

My wife's favorite (after trying many cocktails): a  classic Sidecar. It has 2 parts cognac and one part each orange liqueur (a good one, like Cointreau) and fresh-squeezed lemon juice. Shake or stir it with ice and pour it into a martini glass (preferably rimmed with sugar). It's easy to make at home but, like many cocktails, a special treat when ordered before dinner at a nice restaurant. 

01/01/2019 - 1:01pm Also, it's your favorite…

Also, it's your favorite charity -- if you have one. If you don't, considering your analytical skills, I'm sure you could come up with a good one. Well, you could come up with something, anyway. After all, you did figure out that we're playing Army.

01/01/2019 - 11:29am They ran Beilein out? Didn't…

They ran Beilein out? Didn't we hire him away?

01/01/2019 - 9:58am That's how it's been for…

That's how it's been for decades. In the old days, before the internet, all we saw in our fellow alumni was pride. Now we get too much venom and hatred. Of course, I have no idea whether the haters are alumni. I'd like to think they can't be.

12/31/2018 - 10:17am What bothers me the most…

What bothers me the most about what you rightfully call the "posters here [who] act like spoiled toddlers" is their anger. Not disappointment, not sadness, but anger and utter hatred. I suspect -- and certainly hope -- that they are a small minority of Michigan fans and, especially (assuming with no basis that they are fellow alumni) Michigan grads.

12/30/2018 - 6:30pm If he left voluntarily and…

If he left voluntarily and we agreed to let him go, we wouldn't have to pay him anything.

12/29/2018 - 11:50am What happened to Punt…

What happened to Punt Counterpunt?

12/29/2018 - 10:57am Throw Up Bowl? What a term…

Throw Up Bowl? What a term to use on Bowl Day.

12/29/2018 - 10:54am And me.

And me.

12/29/2018 - 10:53am I’d love to be in the top 5,…

I’d love to be in the top 5, too,but I don’t see how that’s possible. I think we’d have to jump over OSU to do that. But if we’d lose, we’d likely drop out of the top 10, which would be a shame after being No. 4 in November.

12/29/2018 - 8:56am I saw that reference to Ole…

I saw that reference to Ole Miss and actually started wondering what Shea thinks about going up against his former coach. I mean Brian couldn't make a mistake like that, could he? And doesn't this site have proofreaders?

12/29/2018 - 12:18am You mean that ridiculous…

You mean that ridiculous call against Iowa State? They only took about two seconds to confirm that terrible ruling of incomplete pass.

12/28/2018 - 3:44pm I’m not watching the game…

I’m not watching the game,but following it on this thread, and I just laughed so hard at that comment, that my wife turned to me and said, “Are you reading MGoBlog?” I said, “No, I’m reading MGuffawBlog.”

12/27/2018 - 11:15am It's been true for years.

It's been true for years.

12/26/2018 - 9:33am Well, gosh, I guess I'm not…

Well, gosh, I guess I'm not very subtle:

1. Guess

2. Guess.

Actually, my name is sort of misspelled. When I created it, an MGoBlog staffer said I should take the period out of "St." because it looked odd .... or something like that.