|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!
Far we their praises sing
Hail! to the victors valiant
We cheer them again
Hail! to the victors valiant
|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.
|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?
|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||
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:
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?|
|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.
|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.