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03/14/2015 - 1:29pm Stony Brook had a pretty big

Stony Brook had a pretty big issue with the athletic director who was fired.

03/10/2015 - 2:34pm I don't know much about Greek

I don't know much about Greek life, but why would it follow him forever? As long as he doesn't put SAE in his resume, how would they know?

02/25/2015 - 4:58pm Looks like he went to West

Looks like he went to West Virginia

02/11/2015 - 9:23am Saw it opening night where

Saw it opening night where they also screened the live Colbert interview with Jon and Maziar afterward. I really enjoyed it, I thought it was a good movie, not great. A well acted character study. I think people wanted it to more political and biting than it was, but there is a lot of "ha that's a Jon Stewart thing" that does pop up. I know that some people didn't think it wasn't LOL funny enough, but I went with my husband and a friend who often goes to TDS tapings with us, and we cracked up quite a bit. It's subtle humor and it's there for sure. I'm not entirely sure what people were complaining about.

It has some problems for sure, but coming from a guy who has spent the last few years behind a fake newsdesk on Comedy Central and not in the script writing/directing world? It's a promising and worth watching debut.

02/04/2015 - 10:50am Brian Kelly. Chip coaches the

Brian Kelly. Chip coaches the Eagles.

01/14/2015 - 11:55pm I wouldn't say what Honnold

I wouldn't say what Honnold does is easy by any means. In what world is free soloing a 5.13b easy?  Or doing a solo of El Sendero Luminoso? It's not the Dawn Wall for sure but come on. Unless you're Chris Sharma or Adam Ondra, it's ludicrous to be looking down at climbs like that.

01/14/2015 - 8:22pm Well I was saying that

Well I was saying that Honnold has more in common to Caldwell and Jorgeson than the French guy does to the two of them. Not saying that Honnold and French Spiderman don't have anything in common. But Honnold is known for his (repeated) ascents in Yosemite  (both free solo and free climbing) and he has partnered up with Caldwell and Jorgeson in the past for other climbs (ie. Fitz Roy last February).  The free solos that Honnold does do are probably easier, but at the same time, that must mean his climbing level must be a lot higher to be able to do them without roope. IIRC, Honnold's climbed up to 5.14c, but don't quote me on that.

 

01/14/2015 - 6:55pm Of the free soloers out

Of the free soloers out there, Alex Honnold is probably the one I'd compare to them. Not French spiderman. Urban climbing is definitely loads different from rock. I think Alex was at the top waiting for them which is a nice show of solidarity. 

01/13/2015 - 9:19am This could have been filmed

This could have been filmed with the last mean tweets segment, where they had Brady read the one where it said it looks like he'd be the type who'd bathe in hot dog water.

01/01/2015 - 2:24pm Recruits. Hoke knew how to

Recruits. Hoke knew how to recruit and was able to do well on the recruiting trail. Because of that, Harbaugh is going to have an easy as fuck time doing what he needs to do.

12/31/2014 - 9:13pm RichRod is not happy.

12/17/2014 - 10:03am I know John Harbaugh and Papa

I know John Harbaugh and Papa Harbaugh are very close with Hoke, I didn't think Jim was.

12/17/2014 - 8:56am If you were fired from a job

If you were fired from a job you love, would you call the person that everyone believes would be the person best to fill the job you were fired from? Unless Hoke was given a position within the AD, I don't see it happening. He wouldn't call the Harbaughs and say don't let Jim take the job, but also would not call him to beg for him to take the job. Quite honestly, Hoke probably needs to take a step back and re-evaluate his own life. He just lost the job he was building his career up for.

12/09/2014 - 10:16am I didn't think that he'd be

I didn't think that he'd be allowed to go since he was fired. I don't think someone who was fired would be allowed to go the company holiday party, but I don't know how things go in the coaching/football world.

Still, I'd be too embarrassed and depressed to go. A room full of people you've disappointed, wanted you fired, or fired you, on top of losing your dream job that you utterly failed at? Geeze.The guy went for his players and it's really commendable.

12/02/2014 - 6:58pm ...are you ok?

...are you ok?

11/15/2014 - 10:59am Agree.  The movie was good

Agree.  The movie was good though. Pretty tragic story.

10/13/2014 - 9:12am I think Hoke could do well if

I think Hoke could do well if he fired some of his assitant coaches who've been with him since Ball State. Funk is not developing the O-line. I don't know why Michigan's OL with 5 star recruits is at the same level as PSU who couldn't really recruit due to scholarship issues. 

I suspect Hoke is still coaching the d-line more than a normal head coach should be and is covering for Mark Smith for some reason just like he did in Ball State (there was an article written by a former Ball State player(?) who basically said that Hoke was basically their DC for the last two years at Ball State because the previous 4 years of Smith at DC were awful).

The fact that Hoke can't make the coaching changes due to loyalty and friendship probably means he's not going to be the right coach at a school like Michigan. However, if he did I think Michigan would have had a chance. I think it's similar to the Beilein situation where once he cleaned house, there was a huge shift in what the team was able to do. I do think it's too late for him to do it due to the anger of the fans and the tumult of the season.

06/18/2014 - 10:38am There's a patent for taking

There's a patent for taking pictures of things in front of white backgrounds? Isn't that something everyone does?

03/22/2014 - 3:23am Why hello fellow Seawolf.

Why hello fellow Seawolf.

01/29/2014 - 8:58am Isn't it possible that the

Isn't it possible that the victim chose to hold off bringing it up with OSCR until recently?

01/10/2014 - 11:07am Turn your volume WAY way up.

Turn your volume WAY way up. It's very quiet.

01/06/2014 - 4:29pm Wasn't Eric a QB coach? IIRC,

Wasn't Eric a QB coach? IIRC, he left TCU for the QB coach job.

10/14/2013 - 8:38pm I'm seen him with the

I'm seen him with the headset. Both at UConn and on TV. I started commenting on it to my husband each time I saw it, but Hoke wears the headset enough that my husband has requested that I stop. Mostly on 4th downs plays or 3rd and longs. Near the end of the quarter/half. Very rarely with the defense on the field obviously, but he's usually standing right next to Mattison then.

10/11/2013 - 10:49pm How did they get 1st and 6

How did they get 1st and 6 after that penalty?

 

10/08/2013 - 2:13pm I loved Cusco, great city.

I loved Cusco, great city. They speak Spanish there, so you don't actually need to speak Quechua.  Check out Huayna Picchu if you have time. Beautiful view and great climb.

10/03/2013 - 11:30pm Yeah, I noticed that outside.

Yeah, I noticed that outside. It was weird. After the game, it seemed like everyone was wearing Michigan clothing too, and this was still inside the stadium. It's like UConn fans were cheering for UConn during the game, but wearing Michigan clothing for before and after.

10/03/2013 - 10:06pm If anyone sat on the sections

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If anyone sat on the sections between the scoreboard and pressbox you might be in one of these pictures.  Click on the image for the original size.

 

I think the 90% is a bit exaggerated. 60/40 at most for Michigan fans. 

I was worried that I'd get in trouble taking pictures. Plus, I just wanted to soak it all in. So sorry if they're not great.  Also, the ghosting is because the bandchanged positions between my two shots.

09/30/2013 - 2:25pm Backcountry camping in the

Backcountry camping in the Adirondacks (upstate NY). A lot of bear sightings this summer.  A girl got in a fight with a bear a few days ago and was lucky enough to get out alive.

09/27/2013 - 5:28pm As a wife of one month, I'm

As a wife of one month, I'm confused about these "wife day" threads. Am I supposed to be making my husband do stuff because Michigan's not playing? We're just going backpacking for the weekend. But I guess I'll make him carry the bear canister in honor of wife day or whatever. That thing is heavy.

09/25/2013 - 10:51am There's an anti-twerking

There's an anti-twerking policy? That's pretty funny. Were students just randomly twerking in the middle of lecture or lab to even have that policy exist?

09/25/2013 - 10:49am To be fair, most fans are

To be fair, most fans are ignorant dumbasses. Ie. half the presser questions and a lot of comments on this site..  What coach is going to agree with the fans and basically say, "Sorry that our sucking is making you panic. We'll make changes and be better after the bye." It was a diplomatic answer. And we are entitled to our own opinions.

09/25/2013 - 10:43am Why don't you give an example

Why don't you give an example of what exactly you deem to be extremely disrespectful? Aside from not giving away schemes or throwing players under the bus what exactly is the cause of your butthurt?

09/25/2013 - 10:39am Well, I think the problem is

Well, I think the problem is they have asked the questions your way as well or some way like it. The answer to the first one is "yadda yadda Toussaint production yadda yadda" and the second one he'd give some general platitudes to a few players. A smart guy can make any answer generic coach speak.

09/23/2013 - 12:26am Better than pedostool.

Better than pedostool.

09/22/2013 - 4:08pm Definitely seemed to be a

Definitely seemed to be a 40-60 split. A lot of the blue in the crowd was for Michigan as well. A lot of people saying "Go Blue" to each other walking around the stadium.  Aside from one UConn fan telling my husband "Michigan sucks", their fans seemed alright. The people working the concession stands were really nice and seemed genuinely excited for what was going on. Then again, my section was mainly a Michigan section so we didn't really have any big UConn fans with us during the game.  We ended up tailgating in some weird small parking lot across the street from the INSANELY HUGE Michigan tailgate across from the stadium. It was pretty chill. After the game it was a bit hairy and we had to rush out of there, but that was more a domestic issue going on there.

I was in a pretty big Michigan section (241) and couldn't get people to start Hail to the Victors after the first TD. I realized then that the crowd would be super quiet since that was early in the game and the shock hadn't really occurred yet.   

My husband and I did manage to get a few families around us to join in the chanting for "Go Blue" and "defense" and making noise for kickoff and when UConn was in 3rd down situations. Those people seemed to get more and more into the game because of that. But for the most part, Michigan fans were looking at us like we were crazy. 

It was nice to see the Michigan crowds closer to the field behind the endzone really trying to start things up though. If anyone in those sections are upset that no one was joining in with your cheering, I just want to let you know that we saw you in the back and tried to start it in our section as well.

The Michigan crowds definitely got a lot louder during the 4th quarter though.  There was a palpable shift in the atmosphere of the crowd.  

It was an ugly embarrassing win, but it was one of the best live football experiences I've had in awhile. So a special thanks to those people that sat around the crazy Asian girl and her husband in just cheering for Michigan. It was my  husbands first live Michigan football game and you guys helped make it special.

09/22/2013 - 3:49pm One thing I found to be weird

One thing I found to be weird was that the band would be playing and then they'd pipe in RAWK music over it. Stadium was small enough to hear the band all the way across the field, and it was just weird.

09/19/2013 - 12:11pm So the "no longer than 90mm"

So the "no longer than 90mm" rule for camera lenses means that I can bring a DSLR that can get up to 89mm with no worries of someone going "sorry not allowed"?

09/19/2013 - 10:17am UConn website has a seating

UConn website has a seating chart. The side with the press box is the side that should have Michigan's bench. Between gates A and B. Unless the benches are on the same side.

 

09/18/2013 - 11:28am If we were to get a hotel on

If we were to get a hotel on Main Street about a mile (~30 min walk) from the stadium, how safe is it to walk to it after the game? 

09/17/2013 - 9:23am Is the Aircraft club also

Is the Aircraft club also only open 4 hours prior to gametime? Or can we get there sooner?

09/16/2013 - 1:04pm Just double checking

Just double checking logistics. There's a lot on their website about parking passes, but they also have a section for gameday parking without passes. I assume most of you lot will be parking or tailgating in this area here?

They specifically said no cameras with lenses >90mm. So ANY DSLR (ie 5dmkii) as long as the lens is <90mm is acceptable? I tried calling to ask but spent forever in their maze of automated telephone assistance. 

09/15/2013 - 11:19am I though the Ball State game

I though the Ball State game was more Carr trying to not steamroll Hoke.

09/15/2013 - 2:35am Good to know. My husband and

Good to know. My husband and I were originally planning to drive over with some breakfast and go to the game. Now we  have ton  of time with nowhere to go. Glad to hear of Michigan tailgates.

09/13/2013 - 9:28am Stargate reference makes it

Stargate reference makes it number one in my book. 

09/12/2013 - 11:53pm Hoke? He is kind of cute in a

Hoke? He is kind of cute in a puppy adorable way.

09/10/2013 - 4:16pm I think Kelly actually says

I think Kelly actually says "they'll throw for it."

09/10/2013 - 10:51am Thanks. With the amount of

Thanks. With the amount of time I spend there, you'd think I'd have thought of it.

09/09/2013 - 11:14pm Isn't part of Tressel's

Isn't part of Tressel's punishment to stay away from the athletic department and personnel until 2016? 

09/09/2013 - 8:37pm Ok. For less internet savvy

Ok. For less internet savvy people, a crumb?

09/09/2013 - 8:35pm Let's be honest and say that

Let's be honest and say that one of Lee Corso's chickens would have been better in the booth than Eminem.