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11/08/2018 - 8:37am PUNT-RETURN PENALTY HAIKU


Why the yellow flag?

A penalty on Josh Ross

For kicking their ass.

"Well, I don’t know. I don’t know how much you can fix the kick return last week. If kicking someone’s butt is a penalty nowadays, then sure. But he didn’t grab, he didn’t hold. He pancaked a guy. And they called a flag." - Chris Partridge

10/27/2018 - 9:37am My daughter is 26. Can…

My daughter is 26. Can confirm things DO get better in 25 years :) Yes, enjoy. This is the stuff of life that makes it so rich - especially when there are more miles behind you than what lie ahead.

06/12/2018 - 3:31pm I signed up, got my orders,…

I signed up, got my orders, and ... alas. The team I was ordered to attack/defend was not presented as one of the options.


06/06/2018 - 1:06pm…


03/24/2018 - 11:23pm Z-fense

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08/10/2017 - 4:13pm BiSB – you are a genius

Aristotle said so.

“The greatest thing by far is to be a master of metaphor …  it is also a sign of genius, since a good metaphor implies an intuitive perception of the similarity in the dissimilar” (Poetics).

In my own cursory review of the 2017 schedule, it never occurred to me that our first-half opponents include an A-10 Warthog, an under-ripened avocado, Icarus in flames hitting an iceburg, and cinnamon-flavored chili.

This write-up is like a steaming bowl of Malt-o-Meal. Good stuff, Maynard.

08/09/2017 - 1:06pm Only on MGoBlog...

... would a reader employ a sesquipedalian word in the Subject line - and the legitimacy of its appropriation generate as much discussion as the subject itself.

My kind of people :)

07/05/2017 - 7:41pm Nice.


Nice job.

Nice job girls.

07/04/2015 - 9:41am Yippie...

... Ki Yay.

06/02/2015 - 9:48pm This is quite exciting.

06/02/2015 - 9:48pm This is quite exciting.

05/30/2015 - 11:06pm And now, learn how to perform upon command... the SBD Insta-Toot


05/22/2015 - 9:15pm Corso Just Picked Michigan

05/16/2015 - 2:49pm 6-2, Top of 9
Following the bases loaded double by Patrick, Gutierrez executes the squeeze to add another run in the bottom of the 8th.
05/16/2015 - 1:56pm 3-2, M over OSU, Bottom of 6*


05/11/2015 - 5:46pm Bang Bang Bang Bang BANG Bang

11/24/2014 - 10:37am Consistency

General question: If Mullen's actions disqualify him for consideration as a Michigan coach, does that also eliminate Miles - or most of the other SEC coaches?

07/31/2014 - 5:51pm It's not just his job...'s his dooty.

02/23/2014 - 2:31pm So Tom...

...How does it feel to be Stauskissed?

12/30/2013 - 11:41pm *ZING*

Tom Crean would drop 200 on this Champion Baptist team without thinking twice. And then cut the nets down afterwards

12/27/2013 - 4:19pm Merry Forking Christmas.

12/20/2013 - 2:45pm Christmas Weekend! Giddyup!

12/11/2013 - 4:38pm Bounce Bounce Bounce!

10/14/2013 - 4:37pm Re: Point 1

I would add that nobody knows what Dave Brandon has said to Coach Hoke - and vice versa. Regardless of one's opinions of Brandon's executive style, he's not a laissez-faire AD. When he sees what he perceives is even a small problem, he doesn't just accept the first pat (or public) explanation from his coaches and then sing the Fight Song until everyone feels better. He's incredibly engaged - especially in the football program (was on the sideline of this game) and is hyper brand-conscious. If he thinks the course of action by this staff is not the best plan given all the data, I have a hard time imagining he'll be silent very long about it. At least behind closed doors. 

09/12/2013 - 3:05pm I like this game...
  • A fool and his money ... could probably start at quarterback at Michigan State.
  • To err is ... to start at quarterback at Michigan State.
  • If you can't stand the heat ... you probably start at quarterback at Michigan State.
  • Finders keepers, losers ... probably start at quarterback at Michigan State.

But even this game has its limitations, to wit:

  • Great minds ... start at quarterback at Michigan State.
  • Cheaters never ... start at quarterback at Michigan State.
  • Etc.



09/12/2013 - 2:00pm I love how...

...right in the front of the student section is our favorite fan, Lloyd Brady. And he's tagged as Lloyd Brady.

08/14/2013 - 1:11pm Did someone say Heiko Hump Day?

Asian media

Types are the best! I live for

His MGQuestions.

05/24/2013 - 11:46am Stunning of the Bulls

05/18/2012 - 6:45pm Game Over: 3-2 Michigan

Sara Driesenga doubles and scores 2! Clutch hit - full count, two out.

05/18/2012 - 6:40pm Bottom of 7

Chidester pops out to LF. 2 out.

05/18/2012 - 6:39pm Bottom of 7

Nicole Sappingfield gets a base hit. 1 down, runners on 1st and 2nd. Amanda Chidester at bat.

05/18/2012 - 6:37pm Bottom of 7

Bree Evan hits into fielder's choice. 1 out, runner on 1st.

05/18/2012 - 6:36pm Bottom of 7

Leadoff batter gets a base hit.


05/18/2012 - 6:34pm Bottom of 7

UK 2, UM 1 - 9-1-2 up to bat.

04/16/2012 - 9:21pm Ride it like you stole it...

04/16/2012 - 8:58pm Divination Class

04/16/2012 - 8:09pm Dotting the I

06/16/2011 - 10:07am "Jack Nicklaus" vs. "Arnold Palmer"

Our family was celebrating my wife's birthday at a particular dining establishment in West Palm Beach. I'm not much of a drinker but do have one indulgence: an "Arnold Palmer" - half iced tea, half lemonade. The young lady waiting on our table told us that Jack Nicklaus Jr. was seated at the table next to us and had just ordered a "Jack Nicklaus." She said it's half iced tea and half cranberry juice, apparently Jack II is on a crusade to make it as popular as the "Arnold Palmer," and would I be interested? I passed.

05/26/2011 - 9:16am When Pots Investigate Kettles

Interesting, considering the Columbus Dispatch just this week was accused of cheating (e.g. plagiarism by their editorial cartoonist). The paper did their own "investigation" and found the whole thing "appears to be [only] a coincidence."

05/14/2011 - 9:19pm Tasty!

Love their applesauce... original and cinnamon!

05/12/2011 - 9:37pm If Michigan Players Were Redrafted

Rankings in 2007:

  • #9 Lamarr Woodley (drafted #46)
  • #10 David Harris (drafted #47)
  • #13 Leon Hall (drafted #18)
  • #28 Steve Breaston (drafter #142)

Rankings in 2008

  • #10 Jake Long (drafted #1)

With the exception of Jake, the other Michigan players mentioned exceeded expectations - none more than Steve Breaston.

05/09/2011 - 7:46am And its lazy cousin...

"Dirk, your team just swept the Lakers from the playoffs. How do you feel about that?"


04/30/2011 - 6:05pm NFL Potential

I got a chuckle out of this line from the analysis of Justin Boren: "Plays angry on the field but his mental makeup is in question after a transfer from Michigan."



04/29/2011 - 6:47pm Snubbery vs. Snobbery

Has Hoke made any kind of statement as to why he deliberately abbreviates the expansive "The Ohio State University" to "Ohio"? First time I heard it I laughed out loud - just thought it was like the guy who likes to introduce himself as Beauregard Crandall Thurston Jermajesty IV and everybody just calls him Bob.


04/23/2011 - 4:25pm That attitude...

...of regarding M as being such a unique and special place spills over in several tangible ways. Since Hoke believes the "leaders and best" thing is not just a line in a song:

  • We're going to recruit the leaders and best and not settle for anything less - because we shouldn't have to, and
  • Those affiliated with M are going to become the leaders and best - because every stakeholder in the M tradition expects nothing less.

People learn best in two ways: having something (a) clearly taught and (b) consistently modeled. Thus far Hoke is saying AND doing the things that reflect his fundamental belief: Michigan is the singular institution that anyone who has the opportunity should be willing to crawl across broken glass to be a part of.

That attitude, sincerely stated and lived out, is contagious.

04/20/2011 - 7:03pm Bree...

...just put the hurt on PSU. Clutch 0-2, 2-out RBI single to tie the game in the 6th.

04/18/2011 - 8:53pm Inigo Montoya Guide to Homophonia

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. --Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride

Eye am gassing the whirred your looking four is two. Won reason ewe mite knot half bin able too remember is that it has become politically incorrect two bee openly homophonic. All though thee definition has nothing to due with orientation and everything two due with pronunciation, I steel here there are sum people who git the idea that most of us on this bored are all high per homophones. I don’t except that and you shouldn't ether. (Sum off us are baroque banned musicians witch just crank up the base, play cords and reed Michigan supports sights wishing wee whir athletic.) Weather that’s truer not, were awl effected when a hand full loose they’re riding discipline and consistently misuse homophonic words. Then we half to submit are selves too the gram or not sees.

04/01/2011 - 9:38am The author is TP

After reading that article I'm convinced the author is Terrelle Pryor. It is apparent an OSU student-athlete did the research on Jesus--TP perhaps? Only someone "saved" by Tressel would view Tressel as a "martyred Messiah"-- again, TP? And which current OSU student-athlete besides TP has such a well publicized history of doing research on research? Whereas a researcher seeks to write at the level of his audience, I believe we must conclude TP is the author.

03/29/2011 - 2:06pm Fair enough...

...but have you ever been to Columbia, Missouri? There are options, but seriously: a corn maze, a roller rink, and a bluegrass festival...

03/29/2011 - 1:54pm Exile and Democracy

It's the old management aphorism: What gets rewarded gets repeated; what gets punished gets avoided. Via the current point system, the only thing tangibly rewarded is new posts. Quality of content is effectively neutral.

There is something to be said for the "shame" of being shotgunned with shadow negs; over time there is a de facto ostracism of those whose contributions are dung--which serves a similar purpose as banishment into exile. However, those whose participation is intermittent don't get the immediate pre-judgment of those whom the MGoCommunity has relegated to perdition because of their persistent slouch toward Bolivia.