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04/04/2018 - 4:09pm For Real

Is this actually true? I've followed this case to what I'd consider thoroughly but have never seen that.

04/02/2018 - 11:29am Good Deals

In 2013, I paid $500 for mid lower bowl on the baseline directly behind the basket...TERRIBLE seats. You weren't forking over the cash for the best view though, you were there for the environment. To everyone that will be there today, enjoy!

 

This year's prices are much more reasonable.

01/30/2018 - 3:09pm Culp only kicks

Ithaca quick punts with the QB.

01/30/2018 - 11:11am PWO Kicker

In other recruiting news, K Adam Culp (Ithaca, MI) has committed as a preferred walk-on.

Not sure this deserves its own thread but I don't have enough points anyhow.

12/07/2017 - 9:29am Sideline = Yes, Assist = No

I've ran our program's Sideline system for 2 years now. It is great for in-game corrections, primarily on the OL and the D's front 7.

We have the Sideline Plus package (camera stream from the endzone, iPad/iPhone recording in the press box). I recommend paying the extra $300 and getting both angles to stream from cameras. The Apple devices are getting better cameras, but still aren't up to basic camcorder quality.

Assist is quite expensive for what it is, and as "We are back" has said, isn't fool proof. If you can designate someone in your program to the breakdowns for you (also me), it's much more valuable.

I have SO much more input and lessons learned if you have specific questions on Sideline.

09/07/2017 - 12:09pm Good Observation

Those 2 arguing was enough to get my vote.

08/30/2017 - 4:50pm More Like

Roster was up

07/28/2017 - 8:56pm Freudian Slip?

Most bottles I encountered, I went "through" but not "threw".

07/28/2017 - 7:52pm I don't think it was so much

I don't think it was so much about the recycling as it was about the $$$. But you do bring up another potential Friday topic:

What did you do to stay out of trouble or keep your parents happy that others would have deemed acceptable? I guess my answer is; squeezing "borrowed" empties into full bags so I wasn't adding to the empty pile. Throw them out? That's ridiculous. I still do this in my late 20s when I'm house sitting over there. Out of a hand(s)ful of beers only 25% empites can be on the pile, but the balance better add up in the end.

07/28/2017 - 7:11pm Bottles in the trash

Threw the bottles in the trash?! Either not Michigan native or didn't have tight-wad parents. I'm honestly not sure what my dad would have been more angry about...I'm going with the lost $0.10 over me drinking. Pedaling my bike up and down dirt roads finding high school kids beer cans in the weeds was my pre-teen job; dad taught me to treat those things like gold.

07/28/2017 - 6:36pm Busch Light

My first beer was right after freshmen year of college, about a month before my 20th birthday. Went to Canada, bought beer at the duty free store and started drinking in the hotel room. I really liked it from the get go, and has been "...the cause of and solution to all of [my] life's problems." (-Homer J. Simpson)

First mixed drink; in 6th grade...on accident. My parents always went on a casino trip up north over MLK weekend, and they would get home late Monday night. Well the next morning I woke up for school and there was orange juice in the fridge, so I had a glass. It tasted a little funny, didn't think much about it. My little sister, who was only 7 comes racing down the stairs screaming "You're not supposed to drink that!" I thought, "Whatever" and went to school. That night I had a basketball game, and as luck would have it (not really, I was quite terrible), I airballed a freethrow. All the parents started laughing really hard, and I felt terrible. Well, it turns out that when I missed, my mom thinking she wasn't talking so loudly says "I guess that happens when you feed your 12 year old son screwdrivers for breakfast." Good times...

07/09/2017 - 11:22am Interesting link, thanks!

Glad to see my small school made the list.

07/09/2017 - 10:53am Christopher Daniel Barnes

I was a fan of the Fox Kids Spider-Man from the 90's, so I'm going to say that guy.

07/07/2017 - 11:00pm French Fries!

Or my personal favorite, "American Fries" while giving a hearty salute...people came up with some really good ones.

07/02/2017 - 12:17pm Too Slow

I like the way you think, I just do it significantly slower.

07/02/2017 - 12:15pm "Dave and Brandon"

Even in completely unrelated subject matter, I still cringe a bit.

05/05/2017 - 10:24pm Thank you MGoCommunity

I now have this newfangled power of voting! How am I supposed to wait until next Friday's posbang or the next Mr. Yost-esque meltdown neg bomb?

05/05/2017 - 4:38pm Username...

doesn't check out?

04/11/2017 - 8:36pm That is interesting, thank you.

I find it neat that a small high school and major university are able to use the same technology.

When working for the athletic department (last semester was Winter '12), I frequently seen guys watching film in groups or by themselves at Schembechler Hall and wondered if they had to be there to do so.

04/11/2017 - 8:09pm Hudl Sideline

The Hudl Sideline system makes this really easy for high school teams if you have the staffing. As a smaller Class C school, we did not use it for practice either but it was great for games.

Thinking about this brought up another question; does Michigan use Hudl or some other program that allows players to watch film, or do they have to be at Schembechler?

02/28/2017 - 12:27pm U-M Athletic Department, 5-10 years ago

My title was something like Maintenance Mechanic, but I basically went around changing lights, air filters, and painting utility room floors. Every morning the first thing I had to do was walk through all the Central Campus athletic buildings to check lights, temperatures, HVAC units, etc. In the summers that expanded to South Campus buildings and the Big House Locker Rooms. I had a ring of keys that'd make the most prestigious janitor proud, and my student ID would open the main gate on the north side of the Stadium so I could drive into the concourse area. It was awesome and I have a lot of stories!

The highlights off the top of my head:

-Being yelled at by Carol Hutchins when I was in the softball training room trying to fix the ice machine.

-Having Devin Gardner and Denard argue if Denard could grow as big of a beard as I had then.

-Being called crazy by players as they tried to squeeze by the extension latter blocking the defense team meeting room, for being 20+ feet up on the balcony in Schembechler Hall changing lights.

-Being on the roof of the Stadium.

-Getting to watch the day-to-day progress of the scoreboard installations at Yost and the Big House, and the remodel at Chrysler

02/28/2017 - 11:59am In the world of D7 football, those are cities.

D7 schools may be made up of several towns/villages. Comparitively, towns with multiple high schools could be considered cities by the rural area.

As for the question why Callahan left: My guess would be the unique hurdles at Loyola. As someone else has said, they practice on a small dirt field without lines. I believe their weight room is rather small. Also, Loyola has a co-op program so the students have jobs. Players may miss practice if they have to work. There was a really good article this past fall in either the Free Press or News that explained all this but I can't find it.

02/27/2017 - 6:14pm Before transferring to Southfield

he was at Loyola, yes.

02/27/2017 - 6:11pm Dang...

a tough team gets tougher.

I thought losing Coach Callahan could hurt with "persuading" kids to Loyola. Ross will certaintly help that out though.

I said "persuading"; private schools and public city schools don't recruit, remember?

02/20/2017 - 12:35pm I had a tought...

Is this even remotely feasible?

Designate a guy, probably an assistant coach, to be the "fall guy". Everytime you end up with a particular ref you don't like, have your designee prod enough to get a technical. After 3 or so games of this, there becomes a reasonable claim that this coach and official have bad history. Then wouldn't those responsible for referee assignments have to take note and avoid it, or the team be able to petition not having that particular ref?

If a couple more technical fouls will forever (or even for the near future) rid Michigan of Teddy Valentine, I'm all for it. Sorry Coach Washington...

02/18/2017 - 8:02pm Yeah, my question was 100% dumb.

I'll choose that explanation rather than the alternative.

02/18/2017 - 7:23pm At least there's no such thing as stupid questions, right?

Wow, I didn't realize that she was the Big Ten Pitcher of the Year x2. Thanks.

From the snippets I've caught here and there, it seemed like Betsa has struggled a bit and Blanco has been better so far. Also, I thought there was a girl coming in from Monroe St. Mary's that had set MHSAA strikeout records or something. It turns out Meghan Beaubien is only a senior at SMCC.

02/18/2017 - 6:15pm My first thought was

"why is there a mercy rule if one team has 40 more rebounds than the other?"

I'm still stuck in winter basketball mode. It's weird thinking softball is being played already...although today's weather is helping.

MGoSoftball: who do you see being the primary pitcher at the end of the season?

02/14/2017 - 12:15pm Emmitt Smith

I remember reading somewhere that Emmitt partially credited his long career on his ability to not fall on the ball when tackled.

Prior to that, I had never thought of how much that could beat on your ribs and stomach.

02/04/2017 - 8:55pm Totally Agree

I was hoping a while ago when Beilein said something about benching veterans if they didn't improve he was referring to Irvin.

He's got a bit of what I call The Manny Harris Effect. Tries too hard to score, throws up terrible shots, and (to some degree) promotes an offense of standing around watching the ball. When Manny Harris was hurt (senior season?), the rest of the team stepped up in his absence and played much better as a team.

01/29/2017 - 11:31am Divine Child

Congrats Mr. Latham!

I keep seeing the different recruits from Divine Child and think "How the heck did they lose to Class C Loyola and get beat so badly by St. Mary's?"

Evan Latham, Liam Soraghan, Aidan Hutchinson, Theo Day...

It's kind of a rhetorical question but if someone does follow these teams and has some info, that'd be great.

06/15/2016 - 12:04pm I knew I could count on my MGoFamily.

Right when I was beginning to think you screwed up for not having this picture in the OP, you go and do something like this. You have totally redeemed yourself!

06/12/2016 - 1:56am At first I thought "What is

At first I thought "What is 'agnph'? Did blazefire just punch his keyboard?" But there it was a 2nd time m so I was curious.

A quick googling and a few urban dictionary entries later has me wondering what is wrong with people that this was (is?) a thing.

05/27/2016 - 6:15am Attendance

I'm not saying those teams wouldn't bring in a lot of fans, but they wouldn't have as big of a following as many, many other schools. We don't want to have this event flop when the seats are extremely empty.

This opinion is based on observing the finals at Ford Field. Typically, the schools that are the sole representative of their town / community bring the most fans. Smaller schools can have a big following because of the tight knit community.

04/07/2016 - 9:41pm My personal favorite

American fries (while saluting)

12/14/2015 - 11:35pm Previous Coach

Did anything ever come out about why the former coach was let go?

Early in the week before their playoff game (district final? vs. Clinton), it was announced he was suspended for the game. Subsequently, he was let go at some point. I believe he was a teacher at the high school as well. Does anyone know if he still is? I coach at a school that played them and the kids seemed well behaved, good sports.

Not to speculate BUT: Several weeks after we played each other, our school received a phone call from the Madison Heights athletic director saying they had to forfeit the game because they had played with ineligible players. Maybe it was something to do with that.

Edit: Coach Drake Wilkins was suspended for district final vs. Clinton, and the next Monday his resignation from teaching and coaching became official. He was investigated for "possible unprofessional conduct" by the school. 

Either way, congratulations Rogers, Gardner, and Gordon! On MHSAA.com, James Rogers is listed as Madison's Assistant Athletic Director too.

04/17/2015 - 11:36pm The Silver Bullet

1994 Chevy Silverado 3/4 Ton, single cab long box...took an entire month's worth of pay at a high school job to fill the tank in 2005, and I only filled it about that often.

My dad still has it and I fully intend to buy it some day. It gets about 1000 miles a year now driving out to the fields, to the mill, etc.

07/16/2013 - 6:28pm Not only one...

Not only one, or even two, but three "clever" scUM-esque phrases. I'm impressed and embarassed for you at the same time.

04/27/2013 - 1:47am MGoSoftball

Did Emily come over recently from Hillsdale? 

My sister is real close friends with the Hillsdale basketball team and an Emily.

02/22/2013 - 8:49pm Winners!

Game deBLOISes!

11/06/2012 - 7:34pm "He was the Shane Morris before there was Shane Morris"

Took the exact words out of my mouth. That was my exact thought when I read the headline.

I always rooted for Ricardo and loved seeing him on the field in the Spring Games. I definitely consider him a true Michigan Man.

09/29/2012 - 7:06pm QDM

Ideally, yes those are the results. But how many guys do you know that are out there to shoot the big does? That's just not the case. People get more selective and ultimately take less deer. At least this is my experience with it, combined with the fact that there is always "that guy/property" that doesn't follow it so I've never seen it work.

09/29/2012 - 6:39pm QDM

QDM is a great idea from an outdoorsman perspective. But deer herds are also running rampant and need to be thinned out. I know many farmers that get permits in the spring to harvest some venison.

Basically, QDM is nice but not fit for all locations.

09/29/2012 - 6:31pm EHD/"Blue Tongue"

I'm near the Ionia, Clinton county border and we've been hit pretty hard. At the start of it all I didn't mind. There's so much deer out here that just eat up the crops and find their way onto our car hoods. It's when you start finding 8 & 10 points laying dead in your pond that you get frustrated.

04/23/2012 - 1:36pm Voted 2x

In the time it took me to vote twice, the votes doubled from 70-ish to 140-ish...nice work team

04/14/2012 - 1:36am Does anyone know

Was he the guy that walked through Schembechler Hall every morning in the summers? He was there just about every day this past summer right around 8 A.M. He was extremely nice and friendly with a big smile on his face all the time.

Thank you Coach for helping spearhead the women's program, you will be missed.

04/04/2012 - 4:17pm I understand the possibility that guys just don't care.

What I don't understand is why they don't care. They should have at least some pride and try on the test.

Say at an interview with a company they ask me to run a 40 or broad jump. My performance in these probably won't affect the likelihood I get hired, but I'm still going to bust my ass rather than just walking or hopping.

04/04/2012 - 12:24am This is the defense team meeting room.

The saying was there when Rich Rod was too. The whole saying is actually on the wall:

 

Now is the Law of the Jungle-as old and true as the sky;

And the wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the wolf that shall break it must die.

As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk, the Law runneth forward and back-

For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack.

03/14/2012 - 10:03am Jamie

I wanna say she was a senior on that '02 team. She was probably the best player on the team

03/14/2012 - 12:04am I had a cousin on those early '00s teams.

I'm not real sure what years exactly, but I remember going to Rose Arena to watch them play.