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08/05/2018 - 10:59pm Yeah, this is very real. As…

Yeah, this is very real. As one half of a couple in that age bracket, we are being pushed to consider other cities (likely Chicago or Boston) as my SO's career is too poorly represented in the local area to really offer much growth potential. We'd like to say we would return to Ann Arbor when we are ready for kids, but it just doesn't seem realistic in a city where 900 sq ft ranches sell for over $300k. We will move regardless, but if nothing changes we won't come back and the future equivalents of us will leave much sooner. 

08/05/2018 - 10:51pm iirc, and I've only been…

iirc, and I've only been registered to vote in Ann Arbor since 2014 so I may be wrong, no Republicans have actually even sought local elections here in a number of years. Ann Arbor hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1996 and most seats are uncontested in November. 

08/05/2018 - 10:46pm Exactly. It isn't even like…

Exactly. It isn't even like he's making partisan endorsements for UM regent or something. Ann Arbor is an effective one party city, the issues impacting the city are very localized and don't compare to national, state, or even county issues. You could make a case for development as a conservative Republican and a case for NIMBYism as a left wing Democrat. It would be quite hard to get into too much of a flame war between city council factions (although Sumi used to be my councilperson and I HATE her intensely and, were she standing, would flame the hell out of her). 

No matter who wins on Tuesday, the A2 council will represent a left plank of the Democratic Party because the city demands it. They will pass meaningless measures declaring the city a sanctuary city or censoring Trump or whatever and this blog will not cover those events because it COULD develop into a flame war. 

05/11/2018 - 1:04am My read on it is that he

My read on it is that he doesn't understand how grad school works... you don't transfer any credits, you just apply again like you did in undergrad. It's essentially exactly the same thing as starting college for the first time, just instead of high school transcripts and SATs you send college transcripts and the GRE

05/03/2018 - 7:23pm MSU's MD program likely has

MSU's MD program likely has way more upside than WSU's just due to the money and brand power involved. 

WSU thrived in a world where there was one other MD program in the state. Now that market is getting crowded. 

05/03/2018 - 7:23pm MSU's MD program likely has

MSU's MD program likely has way more upside than WSU's just due to the money and brand power involved. 

WSU thrived in a world where there was one other MD program in the state. Now that market is getting crowded. 

05/02/2018 - 5:11pm They should just merge and be

They should just merge and be Scouts USA or something as they have in dozens of other countries.

05/02/2018 - 9:36am Great sangria, terrible food

Great sangria, terrible food

05/01/2018 - 9:41pm They got new owners in 2017.

They got new owners in 2017. They moved it downstairs, it was okay but not the same. It has been closed indefinitely since Halloween and I don't think it's likely to reopen

05/01/2018 - 9:41pm They got new owners in 2017.

They got new owners in 2017. They moved it downstairs, it was okay but not the same. It has been closed indefinitely since Halloween and I don't think it's likely to reopen

04/30/2018 - 9:50am For the practice squad it's

For the practice squad it's less, but still more than enough money to live on for a year. 

But O'Korn is just a body for training camp, he isn't going to play in the NFL. It gives the Lions some okay press by signing the local college QB and that's about it. 

04/24/2018 - 12:22am Kill that old U of M Flint

Kill that old U of M Flint block M with fire

04/24/2018 - 12:22am Kill that old U of M Flint

Kill that old U of M Flint block M with fire

04/24/2018 - 12:05am Gameplay video of their

Gameplay video of their cricket and rugby games are actually kind of legit. Certainly not Madden level or even close, but passable.

04/24/2018 - 12:03am Which was always kind of dumb

Which was always kind of dumb to me, to be honest. The heart of NCAA Football was Dynasty mode. I wasn't buying the game to play as Denard Robinson for one or two years, I was buying it so I can play as Delonte Gamble, quarterback from South Haven, Michigan and 3 time Heisman Trophy winner from 2033 to 2035!

04/20/2018 - 5:38pm Yep, and at least at Michigan

Yep, and at least at Michigan they are never subject to holds and get first priority for class selection.

04/19/2018 - 2:08pm It is now about 50/50 but has

It is now about 50/50 but has flucatuated in recent years. In 2015, the school was majority out of state for a period. 

04/19/2018 - 9:54am Yes. This absolutely

Yes. This absolutely happened. My fiance went to Michigan debt free, literally she didn't pay a penny for college. Her family is probably top 10% nationally in terms of household income. But doing that was at least something of a financial burden, she was a varsity athlete and had an unlimited meal plan and that is where she ate most of the time. After she left East Quad, she basically ate ramen every night with her money from working in the dining halls.

Some of her friends from out of state also went to college debt-free, but their parents give them expense accounts to shop at Literati or eat out at Jolly Pumpkin and the like.

As a lower middle-class students at Michigan, all of this shit sounds impossible to me and my experiences but I digress

03/26/2018 - 11:05am Michigan may be an underdog

Michigan may be an underdog in our own minds, but many takes about us going into the tourney were that we were the hottest team in the country and destined for a deep run. Nobody else in the universe thinks that Michigan is an underdog, literally everyone outside of the Michigan community is cheering for Loyola. 

03/07/2018 - 4:54pm Rudy was coaching in the NBA

Rudy was coaching in the NBA at the time... it's a one day thing, they could do it over All Star weekend or when he's on a swing through to play the Pistons. 

02/02/2018 - 1:23pm Don't forget the fusion small

Don't forget the fusion small plates section where you can get delightful poke bowl tapas in small filo dough cups. 

02/02/2018 - 1:10pm Don't worry. This being Ann

Don't worry. This being Ann Arbor and UM in 2018, it will probably be replaced with an upscale cocktail lounge featuring Edison bulbs, reclaimed wood tables, fine French absinthes, and bitcoin ATMs so our New York sorority girl can slide some cash out of her Dad's purse. 

02/02/2018 - 1:07pm Not that surprising... it's a

Not that surprising... it's a car driven state, people aren't going to Uber from Utica to Comerica Park or whatever. Ann Arbor is the only place in Michigan with a real carsharing culture.

01/30/2018 - 5:02pm I believe he means to say

I believe he means to say that Shea would withdraw if not granted immediate eligibility and transfer to a lower division school where he can keep playing  

01/29/2018 - 10:29pm People do care about the

People do care about the teams, but they follow the players. That's why anywhere you go these days you're going to see kids in Golden State Warriors hats... they still like the team, but they like the teams with personality and most of the league doesn't have any personality. It's kind of like English soccer, but then again that's incredibly popular too.

The NBA is definitely not hurting or broken currently

01/25/2018 - 9:26am No man, don't you know? 10

No man, don't you know? 10 years ago they wrote a factually correct article detailing actual violations committed by the University of Michigan under Rich Rodriguez and therefore we must never read them again because it was so unhelpful to our now twice disgraced ex-coach!

That people want to continue this vendetta indefinitely is surreal to me. I don't even believe either of the principal writers or the editor of the paper at the time still work for the Free Press.

01/16/2018 - 5:22pm It's kind of a mean

It's kind of a mean tradition, if we're honest about it, but the schools have leaned into it and become close so that is nice. 

01/16/2018 - 5:09pm So, still no news on where he

So, still no news on where he is going? Guessing pretty much every school has started it's semester now meaning he is out for spring practices. Is his career over? 

01/15/2018 - 10:44am that worked pretty well

that worked pretty well because the Cardinal is the state bird of both Missouri and Illinois. But Arizona?

01/04/2018 - 2:48pm This is the most accurate

This is the most accurate summation of sitting in the student section I have read 

01/03/2018 - 11:05pm Do you believe that you have

Do you believe that you have a right to a job? Nobody said it was a crime to promote a hostile workplace or cheat on your spouse and ask your employees to cover up for it while sexually harassing them, but it is behavior that disqualifies you from coaching a college football team. After all, there was no crime against Brady Hoke putting Shane Morris into a game with a concussion but we all wanted him fired over it

12/31/2017 - 12:50am I think missing the playoffs

I think missing the playoffs was fine. Missing them by losing a gimme against a bad Cincy though? Winning out was eminently possible. 

12/29/2017 - 5:59pm don't you guys get that you

don't you guys get that you can't really be a fan in the sports media, especially on local radio? What is the guy supposed to do, never shit talk any local team because he likes them all? Drew Sharp, RIP, had the right of it: you get more clicks/listens/whatever by antagonizing everyone than you do by being a fan. 

12/29/2017 - 5:47pm this guy has been around for

this guy has been around for what, like 20 years? 

12/29/2017 - 11:00am Eh, there is a reason the

Eh, there is a reason the insurance company info never made it into criminal proceedings. There is a lot of hearsay there. 

12/26/2017 - 1:29pm If they had done the one

If they had done the one about the kids being snuggled in bed, maybe

but the line is about fucking deer, man. You're taking issue with it because it has the word "little" in it. 

12/26/2017 - 12:26pm I don't think it could have

I don't think it could have been totally organic, or else there would have been a mad dash of athletic depatments trying to get the next line of the poem and that doesn't appear to have been the case. Very few combo breakers. 

12/26/2017 - 12:24pm I don't think Minnesota,

I don't think Minnesota, Purdue, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, or Northwestern took part. That's half the conference. 

12/26/2017 - 12:20pm Why?
I mean seriously, I see

Why?

I mean seriously, I see the comic irony but it isn't like the line refers to child molestation and that connection is a massive stretch.

I'm all for calling for harsher punishments and am as disgusted as anyone about the lack of introspection at PSU, however I am little tired of the "OMG I SAW A LITTLE KID IN THE STANDS AT BEAVER STADIUM, HE'S PROBABLY BEING MOLESTED" hysterics. 

12/26/2017 - 12:15pm That's what I like about it,

That's what I like about it, you've got programs like PSU following along from Illinois State and South Carolina replying to Austin Peay. 

12/22/2017 - 3:14pm I like this post. I was

I like this post. I was pushed very strongly by my dad (not an alum but a guy who almost fetishized UM as a result of his football fandom) to see anything but Michigan as a disappointment. I suffer from depression and anxiety, didn't have the grades as a result and went to UM-Dearborn on a mission to transfer. The stress caused my depression to get worse, once I got to Ann Arbor I had horrible imposter syndrome. I enjoyed Michigan, but it was an awful experience for me mentally.

My fiance is two time alumna, recently we were talking about saving for our future kid's college careers and we both admitted we thought we might have been happier at our second choice colleges (Ohio U for me, Kzoo College for her). We've decided to encourage our kids to get good grades, to help them be in a position to do whatever they want, but to not push them toward anything in particular. They should get to make their own choices, whether that means Harvard or Eastern Michigan. 

12/22/2017 - 3:04pm People with means begin

People with means begin prepping their kids for college admissions in middle school now and there is simply so much more opportunity to apply to colleges around the country... kids like you would be competing with everyone in the US for a spot at Michigan (60,000 applicants)... your resume would likely be middle-50th percentile for MSU, even. 

12/20/2017 - 10:10pm I don't see any way that

I don't see any way that Speight can start at a new school in January. The semester begins in like 2 weeks.

12/20/2017 - 10:05am In terms of living situation,

In terms of living situation, almost nowhere in college football is going to be as good as UCLA. It's not like you can turn down Bama because you don't want to live in Tuscaloosa.

12/14/2017 - 12:23pm I think Disney will reboot

I think Disney will reboot the Avengers franchise to include the X-Men after RDJ, Evans, etc. contracts expire. 

12/14/2017 - 12:21pm AFAIK, Fox was never willing

AFAIK, Fox was never willing to part with the main sports channels. The idea was for Murdoch to refocus on news and sports, his bread and butter, and spend less time on broadcasting and movies. If anything, it is surprising that they kept the Fox network considering they are selling all of their British TV properties. 

12/14/2017 - 12:18pm I wonder why Fox got out of

I wonder why Fox got out of the RSN game... it seems to me that the RSNs have a much brighter future than the rights Fox kept with FS1/FS2/BTN. If I had to bet on what people would pay a premium to stream, it would be just their local NHL/NBA/MLB team's games. 

12/14/2017 - 12:34am You increasingly have younger

You increasingly have younger people who think the prequels are really cool because that's what they grew up with, but most fans older than 30 happily mentally do away with them

12/12/2017 - 11:29am I agree with you, but perhaps

I agree with you, but perhaps not in the sense that you meant. I've become increasingly uncomfortable over the years with the level of investment in college sports both from a university standpoint and from a fanbase/emotional standpoint. While I wouldn't trade my Saturdays at the Big House for anything, I do increasingly see the entire thing as excessive (especially when compared to something like watching a hockey game at Yost). The experiences of co-workers and friends attending games as students at schools like Central Michigan or Grand Valley State strike me as more authentic and correct than the TV spectacle minor league NFL goings on of P5 games. 

12/12/2017 - 11:21am 'idk
My niece is in the about

'idk

My niece is in the about to start the application process next year and Michigan seems like a stretch (3.8, no ec's, only 1 AP class), her only real hope is that she's interested in nursing and from a very low income family... but assuming she doesn't get in, why not MSU? The op's daughter would likely get a massive financial aid package from State, would get all of the networking benefits that come with going to a big, highly residential state school, etc. As much as I'd love to see my niece in maize and blue, if she gets into MSU I will probably tell her to go and not look back.