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11/21/2016 - 7:13pm Except

Oakland County doesn't own the Palace or the land. Gores tried to sell the Palace to Oakland county this past summer and they declined.

12/31/2015 - 5:18pm Sorry...

I thought this was the comments sections.

My point is still stands, the roast isn't getting up to room temp, but you are right in that the surface will dry out for a better crust.

Why are you dismissive of Kenji's work as opinion? He uses a scientific method to test out theories and conventional wisdom. He's not writing what he thinks is the best way, he tests it against other methods and verifies.

If searing seals in the juices, then why do you get similar results post vs pre sear?

12/31/2015 - 1:00pm Room Temperature

My main point is that there is no need to let a piece of meat sit out at room temperature. 

It's bad conventional wisdom that's been passed down as fact and can easily be proven wrong. For a site this mocks conventional wisdom (punting on short yardage 4th downs on your opponent's side of field), this seemed appropriate.

And while I'm at it:

  • Searing doesn't seal in juices
  • Flip your meat as many times as you want
  • Bones don't add flavor (but aide in cooking)

12/31/2015 - 10:55am Room Temperature

A 4.5lb roast is not going to go from fridge temp to room temp in 1 hour.

J. Kenji Alt-Lopez proved this with a 7.5 ounce steak. After almost 2 hours at room temp, it had only risen to 50F. Not only can you not raise the meat to room temp in a reasonable time, there is no discernible difference between cooking meat that was out of the fridge for 2 hours vs straight from the fridge.

For a really great crust, heavily salt the roast and put in the fridge uncovered for about 4 days. This is going dry out the outer layer for a good sear and let the salt penetrate for flavor.

Source: The Food Lab (J. Kenji Alt-Lopez)


05/09/2015 - 1:18am What was the "it" that he is sticking?

How is Dantonio being a dick? He's sick of talking about Michigan and OSU. Michigan IS selling hope, because recruits aren't buying success that happened when they were in first grade.

02/11/2015 - 11:30am Cached Twitter Page

12/28/2014 - 12:55am Can we stop calling them Ohio now?

The old regime is gone and that was their thing.

10/29/2014 - 12:32am Yeah, he did.

I wasn't there myself, but was told this story when he was first hired by Michigan.

10/28/2014 - 11:45pm "I don't read blogs"

That sounds like something he would say.

When Brandon was the CEO of Valassis in the 90's he said the the internet was just a fad.

10/12/2014 - 4:15pm No.


08/30/2014 - 5:38pm Video highlights of other games

They showed video highlights of other games on the scoreboard, such as Navy scoring against OSU.

I wasn't impressed with the halftime show. Blatant product placement from Buffalo Wild Wings. Show much for no adds in the stadium. #marketing

12/16/2011 - 11:27am So...

... Baby annoucements are now exempt from the University's branding standards?  What's next? Football uniforms?

11/16/2011 - 10:04pm Previously...


08/16/2011 - 11:04am The city doesn't have much leverage

"The issue is a persistent point of frustration on the city council, because traffic control for football games is a dollar cost to the city, but the city has limited leverage with the university to extract payment. That’s due in part to the fact that traffic control is seen not as merely a matter of convenience, but rather of public safety."

07/08/2011 - 12:42am The main point I wanted to

The main point I wanted to make is the use of yellow and navy as the description of the item, when our colors are maize and blue. Maybe they should change the lyrics of Varsity to "March on to victory for Michigan, And the Neon Yellow and Navy Blue".

I completely disagree about highlighter yellow, it's garish. And no, I'm "generally older".


07/07/2011 - 8:56pm Since when are our colors Yellow and Navy?

Why is it that the official retailer of Michigan markets and sells t-shirts labeled as "Yellow and Navy".  It's bad enough that adidas can't produce anything in the color maize, they can at least label it as such.

This is the of maize that the athletic deparment should be using as stated in the University's style guide, which while is targeted for printing, a similar hue should be used for unversity licensed products. Here's some research on the history of the Michigan maize.

Compare this to the dayglo colors that adidas uses. Brandon's response to this is of course that the bright colors appeal to the kids.  If that's the case, I have some Ocean Pacific t-shirts from the 80's they can buy.  And get off my lawn.

04/25/2011 - 11:32am If you're just looking for a app icon,

then you can create one for mgoblog from Safari:

04/07/2011 - 12:25am Already posted

in Brian's Unverified Voracity today, at the bottom.


04/01/2011 - 6:01pm More info on that painting


03/30/2011 - 3:37pm The actual contract

What I don't see in the contract is the amount Hoke with pay if he voluntarily breaks the contract. Also, no extra money for a BCS game or National Championship.

Jokes about him never leaving on his own may commence. 

03/08/2011 - 7:50pm He's Buckeye Bob

03/08/2011 - 2:28pm Ticket prices are
US $50.00 Ticket + US $10.50 Fees = US $60.50
US $100.00 Ticket + US $11.60 Fees = US $111.60
02/19/2011 - 8:58pm In what sport?

Foosball? Floor Hockey? Beer Pong?

02/16/2011 - 4:32pm Here's the link to project's page

I don't think these guys know what they're getting when it comes to the actual production of the statue.


We can take a relatively small figure of RoboCop (conceivably even an action figure), have it 3D scanned by lasers (cool!) and scale its form to create a light-weight model of any size we'd like, which can then be used to pour and cast liquid metal.


Really?  You're going take a small 4" action figure, scan it and blow it up 7 feet tall. Someones been watching too much CSI.

It'll look something like this:



02/11/2011 - 9:54am Yep

02/09/2011 - 5:48pm He says about Miami...

"There is so much positive energy around this program and I really want to be apart of it"

Which must be unlike the negative energy you perceive when you don't go to class or complete your assignments.

02/09/2011 - 1:33pm Here it is...

02/03/2011 - 5:00pm and Pimp of the Nation

and he eats grits sandwiches for breakfast.

02/01/2011 - 10:43pm Yes


01/27/2011 - 3:28pm And in really terrible news

Soony Saad leaves Michigan to go pro:

01/24/2011 - 6:14pm The site should be taken offline

until the problem is fixed. There is some JavaScript, maybe from an ad, that is adding and iframe at the top of the body tag.

01/03/2011 - 11:17pm Bad Idea

Why would you take the greatest looking helmet in all of football, with a great history, and attach tchotchkes to it? We're better than that. It was a tradition who's time has passed.

12/03/2010 - 7:21pm Brian's secret athletic department contract

requires that he sell the blog.

11/30/2010 - 10:57am Meme comprehension fail

Meme comprehension fail

11/29/2010 - 3:46pm Helmet stickers

Does he reward individual achievements or does he promote team play and keep the best looking helmet in football looking clean.