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08/07/2018 - 11:04am Get well, coach! Bo kicked a…

Get well, coach! Bo kicked a lot of ass in the Big Ten after his heart surgeries, so I'm expecting more of the same here.

08/02/2018 - 1:44pm Yes, as others have pointed…

Yes, as others have pointed out, this is EXACTLY where we were ranked in the 1997 preseason poll. Notre Dame was also ranked No. 11 in the 1997 preseason poll. EERIE!

Actually, we were 14 in the AP and 13 in the coaches. Here's the link to all the week-by-week polls from that season. LINK.

08/01/2018 - 1:15pm They're already speculating…

They're already speculating on NJ.com that Greg Schiano will take over from Urb. Link.

08/01/2018 - 10:32am Can't wait to see that kid…

Can't wait to see that kid in a game. All's I know is that I like Patterson/Peters/McCaffrey/Milton as our QB options more than the options we've had in Jimmy's first three years here.

07/18/2018 - 3:52pm Man, I love the U-M Glee…

Man, I love the U-M Glee Club's singing. OK, here's what I found online for the FULL lyrics of "The Victors." I assume this is what they're singing!

Now for a cheer they are here, triumphant!
Here they come with banners flying,
In stalwart step they're nighing,
With shouts of vict'ry crying,
We hurrah, hurrah, we greet you now,
Hail!

Far we their praises sing
For the glory and fame they've bro't us
Loud let the bells them ring
For here they come with banners flying
Far we their praises tell
For the glory and fame they've bro't us
Loud let the bells them ring
For here they come with banners flying
Here they come, Hurrah!

Hail! to the victors valiant
Hail! to the conqu'ring heroes
Hail! Hail! to Michigan
the leaders and best
Hail! to the victors valiant
Hail! to the conqu'ring heroes
Hail! Hail! to Michigan,
the champions of the West!

We cheer them again
We cheer and cheer again
For Michigan, we cheer for Michigan
We cheer with might and main
We cheer, cheer, cheer
With might and main we cheer!

Hail! to the victors valiant
Hail! to the conqu'ring heroes
Hail! Hail! to Michigan,
the champions of the West!

07/02/2018 - 10:21pm A commit from Aurora,…

A commit from Aurora, Illinois? As Wayne and Garth would say, "Excellent!"

06/28/2018 - 10:40pm "This podcast is not and…

"This podcast is not and does not constitute an endorsement of the candidate."

Oh, man. That's the funniest thing I've read on this blog in a long time.

06/27/2018 - 11:36pm Mike Hammerstein and Sam…

Mike Hammerstein and Sam Sword. Best football names we've ever had.

06/27/2018 - 11:35pm DJ Carton sounds like the…

DJ Carton sounds like the name of a really clean rapper who promotes drinking milk. If Harbaugh were a rapper, he'd be DJ Carton.

06/12/2018 - 12:16pm Willis Ward was a three-year…

Willis Ward was a three-year started at end, he won two national championships and was the fastest man on the planet - and he's not even honorable mention? For shame!

06/11/2018 - 11:39am Thanks for the post, WD. We…

Thanks for the post, WD. We are the leaders and best, and we crush it in the Olympic sports.

We know what they've done in football and basketball, but it's also interesting to see how bad Michigan State is in almost every sport. They aren't just mediocre - they're at or near the bottom of the B1G in almost every sport. Before his fall from grace, Mark Hollis was seen as this brilliant AD, but I think that was all based on deciding to hold a basketball game on a battleship. Never mind his ethics; he did a crap job of running a winning program.

05/29/2018 - 12:40pm Doesn't count

According to Wikipedia, he was cut early in the season, so he didn't earn a ring.

05/16/2018 - 5:07pm OK...

Drew Henson should have started ahead of Tom Brady. Even I know I'm an idiot, but I can't get this one out of my head.

05/02/2018 - 10:59am Bursley

Yes, as the blog spokesperson for Bursley Hall, I can attest that you are the first person in the history of the world to request North Campus as your first choice. My choices (in order) were West Quad, South Quad and Markley. I got sent to Bursley.

That said, I loved the North Campus lifestyle. Waaaaay back then, we had our own parking lot, and you could park your car there for free. I doubt that's still the case. The bus was a pain, but you got used to it, and I loved having the NCRB right across the street.

Study-wise, there were less distractions, so that probably helped. Once I came back to the dorm after classes, I didn't have a lot of options, so I probably got more done.

Bottom line: Totally different vibe and lifestyle on North Campus, but there are a lot of benefits to it.

04/27/2018 - 5:08pm Worst press release ever

With the best ending. Had to scroll all the way through it to get to the good part.

Don't let attorneys write press releases!

04/23/2018 - 11:33pm Yes!

Best damn shirt ever.

 

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04/17/2018 - 1:05pm Yes!

I approve this project!

04/14/2018 - 1:43pm He did not reach his potential here.

He exceeded it, both individually and as a team, like perhaps no one ever has. Has Michigan basketball had a team and player that overachieved as much as this one?

Danke, Moe.

04/09/2018 - 8:07pm What's absurd?

Howard Yerges seems like a pretty big omission in the top 10, but the others seem pretty solid. What's absurd about the list? What's your top 10?

04/06/2018 - 2:30pm Right

Didn't mean to equate the two circumstances at all - just that Georgia Tech isn't making friends in Michigan.

03/31/2018 - 2:53pm Tattoos

Man, Trey has picked up a lot of ink since 2013. Looks sweet.

03/26/2018 - 6:28pm Jack and Joan

Joan Wilder: I need to get to Cartagena. 

Jack T. Colton: Cartagena? Angel, you are hell and gone from Cartagena. Cartagena's over there on the coast. 

Joan Wilder: But they told me this bus... 

Jack T. Colton: Who told you that? Who told you this bus was going to Cartagena? 

Joan Wilder: That man... 

Jack T. Colton: That nice man who pulled a gun on you? What else did he tell you?

03/26/2018 - 12:50pm Hey, Sister Jean

You need to listen to your elders!

03/22/2018 - 11:30pm The comparison

Post-game rituals:

Rick Pitino - hookers, blow and other guy's wives for 15 seconds

John Beilein - turkey sandwiches

03/22/2018 - 11:28pm It'd be kinda sweet

If teams from Michigan won both the D1 and D2 championships, eh?

03/22/2018 - 11:53am Especially if Speight comes back

Half our team was wearing No. 3 last year. I think it's good if Rashan wants to switch. (Because yes, I kept getting Rashan and Quinn Nordin mixed up.)

03/20/2018 - 8:02pm Uh

That's what she said.

03/20/2018 - 7:32pm Man...

That was a great episode.

03/19/2018 - 6:37pm Man, that's the best

I love that we had a pair of 260-pound offensive tackles.

03/18/2018 - 9:25pm This is the second-best news I've heard all day

Keep that overrated dinosaur around for another 10 years, please.

03/18/2018 - 9:02pm Thanks for the preview

Shame on me, but I hadn't thought two seconds about these guys. I thought for sure we'd be playing North Carolina. I guess North Carolina got caught looking ahead, too. Looks like we match up well.

03/18/2018 - 12:40am New nickname

Poole Hand Luke

03/18/2018 - 12:35am The Beilein Strategy:

Play like shit for 59:56.3, then get badass for 3.7 seconds. Works every time.

03/18/2018 - 12:30am We need to rename an athletic facility for him

The Canham Natatorium is now the Jordan Poole.

03/16/2018 - 10:50pm Offer list

I like taking guys away from Alabama, USC, Notre Dame and Georgia.

03/12/2018 - 6:06pm Fire up, Chips!

Speaking of meaningless post-season basketball, the State of Michigan is already 1-0! CMU beat Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne this afternoon in the opening round of the CIT, 94-89:

http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2018/03/12/central-michigan-wins-first-roun…

EMU is also in this tournament. I'm so excited, I can't stand it.

03/12/2018 - 5:57pm Yeah

That's what I'm thinking. They're going to come out there with all the enthusiasm of a Brady Hoke Spring Game.

03/09/2018 - 9:39pm No problem, Rick

And Matt Lauer wants to host a morning TV show again. And O.J. wants to do another "Naked Gun" movie. No problem.

03/07/2018 - 9:23pm Yeah

I was just pointing out the similarities in their comments. And that it usually doesn't go over well when you tell your fan base to get a life.

03/07/2018 - 8:27pm So, did he kick some field goals for them, or what?

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03/07/2018 - 8:20pm Come on, Tommy, you can say it...

"Michigan." Come on, say it. "Michigan" beat you.

03/07/2018 - 8:11pm Right

I don't believe MSU has done anything to honor Magic Johnson.

03/03/2018 - 10:35pm Finals on BTN at 3 pm Sunday

Can one of you wrestling people tell me how this works - approximately when will the Coon v. Snyder match be? Do the heavyweights always go last?

03/03/2018 - 5:21pm I wonder

If that agent wants his money back from Miles Bridges' mom.

03/03/2018 - 5:05pm Somebody updated Izzo's Wikipedia page

We'll have to savor this until the editors catch it. Izzo has a new daddy.

 

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03/03/2018 - 4:29pm I don't know

But I'd pay $40 to be there.

02/28/2018 - 2:04pm Previous winners who went to U-M

1982 - Robert Henderson

1983 - Antoine Joubert

1985 - Glen Rice

1986 - Terry Mills

1989 - Michael Talley

1991 - Chris Webber

1994 - Willie Mitchell (later transferred to UAB)

1995 - Robert Traylor

2003 - Dion Harris

2007 - Manny Harris

2017 - Isaiah Livers

02/21/2018 - 10:46pm Yesssss...

This is turning out to be a good night.

02/20/2018 - 8:24pm No more retirements

Thanks for being here, Carl! I hope you see the universal love that we MGoBloggers have for you (and we pretty much don't all agree on anything around here).

So take that as a warning: You are never, ever, ever allowed to retire from this job.

02/20/2018 - 3:56pm Announcer tryouts in 1979

I was in the Michigan Marching Band in 1979, pretty early in Carl's tenure as the band's announcer. Back then, there would be open tryouts for both drum major and announcer. Anybody who wanted to try out for either position was welcome to. The auditions took place out on Elbel Field. The people would try out, and then all of the band members would put their heads down, and we'd vote by raising our hands.

So Carl actually had to audition for his job each year. In 1979, somebody decided to compete against him.

I can't remember the guy's name, but it was a band member from New York, and he had a Noo Yawk accent that was thicker than the East River. Carl went first, and he - of course - was perfect.

And then this guy went next, and he read through the entire script sounding like Jackie Mason (look him up). He was just doing it for fun, but he read through the script very seriously. We loved it. He got a huge ovation.

Then we all put our heads down and voted, and Carl somehow eked out the win.