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06/16/2018 - 1:34pm When I was a student in the…

When I was a student in the early 1990's there was a Chicago hot dog hole in the wall on E. University (?).  Not sure but I think that's where it was.  Their hot dogs and waffle fries were unmatched.  Well, at least to my young, inexperienced palate they were unmatched.  I doubt it's still there but I do have fond memories of that place.

06/16/2018 - 1:12pm Holy man did Higdon bulk up…

Holy man did Higdon bulk up.  He looks like an Olympic power lifter.  He could pass for a fullback.

06/16/2018 - 1:10pm If you saw me you may…

If you saw me you may retract that statement.  LOL

06/09/2018 - 2:33pm I don't like the indented…

I don't like the indented replies.  Line spacing is too large.  Too much scrolling.

Widen the left and right margins of the posts.  There's like four inches of wasted blank space on the left hand side (on my monitor).  And the right side with the MGoBoard topics listing is like eight inches wide.  Widening the text field will significantly reduce scrolling.  Yes it makes for longer left to right reading but I guess I like a more compact (up/down) post.

All in all it's an improvement.

06/06/2018 - 12:29pm Testes, testes, one, two,…

Testes, testes, one, two, THREE?

06/04/2018 - 10:14am Just win, baby.  Harbaugh is

Just win, baby.  Harbaugh is more than capable of taking Michigan to the CFP.  He has several good recruiting classes suited up, he has a 5-star QB, he has a great supporting staff, great fan backing, facilities, etc.  Let's see it happen.  Or at least get Michigan in the conversation of the CFP near season's end.  Other than the tackle position or a horrible injury affliction, I don't see a legit excuse to the contrary.

06/03/2018 - 11:46am I said top 7 because I

I said top 7 because I thought saying the "best coach in the world" would come off as a bit grandiose.

06/02/2018 - 2:46pm And that train horn sound. 

And that train horn sound.  Can't forget that selling point.

06/02/2018 - 2:44pm And palm trees.

And palm trees.

And that train horn sound after TD's and FG's is simply irresistable.

06/02/2018 - 2:40pm He created a monster cuz

He created a monster cuz nobody wants to see Marshall no more, they want Shady, he's chopped liver.

06/02/2018 - 2:38pm Me.  You ever heard me

Me.  You ever heard me karaoke?  I mean come on.

J/J, now for the real list.

1.  Paul McCartney.  He did it all really well across many styles of music.  Great range.

2.  Whitney Houston.  Not that her songs did anything specifically for me but I've always loved her singing voice.

3.  Elvis.  Duh.

4.  Bon Scott.  Best rock voice of all time, IMO.  Unique.

5.  Freddy Mercury.  Awesome.

6.  Chris Cornell.  Great singer.

7.  Stevie Wonder.  Another unique, great voice.

8.  Kelly Clarkson.  Certainly not the most accomplished on the list but has great pipes.

06/02/2018 - 2:19pm Ready, aim, FIRE the money

Ready, aim, FIRE the money cannon!  We cannot afford to lose the best coach in the B1G and probably top 7 in the country.  He's gotta be doing this for a raise.

05/30/2018 - 5:50pm Ruke, I am your father.

Ruke, I am your father.

05/29/2018 - 10:55pm I've got a good 'gut' feeling

I've got a good 'gut' feeling about this season.  I think the QB position is going to deliver and be a difference maker.  And after years of mediocre play I believe the OL will take a big step forward.  Michigan has every advantage in the book -- coaching, facilities, recruiting, stadium, fans, exposure, etc -- and we've had below average luck for years.  This season the tables will turn in our favor.  National championship, maybe not.  But the B1G best be on notice.

05/29/2018 - 12:09am Yeah baby I put $1000 on a

Yeah baby I put $1000 on a VGK futures to win the Cup.  I could win $500k!

 

Then I woke up.

05/28/2018 - 11:29am Yeah you're right.  1995 was

Yeah you're right.  1995 was the redemption year at Colorado, right?

05/28/2018 - 12:22am I was 23 and I ran out of the

I was 23 and I ran out of the house and cried.

 

And it was 1995.  That is burned into my synapses and upper motor neurons.  UPPER?!

05/27/2018 - 11:13pm Patterson is TBD but if he's

Patterson is TBD but if he's as good as advertised then the offense will be better than 2016.  I have faith that DPJ et al will be better than Darboh and Chesson.  2016 Butt is tough to beat though.  RB is better in 2018.  For defense the 2018 is young but more talented.  The DL was outstanding in 2016 but I think this season's group has a good chance to be the best we've had in a long time.  2018 LB's are the best we've had in many years.  2018 secondary is probably a half step behind 2016 mainly because of Lewis.

 

Overall I give the nod to 2018.

05/26/2018 - 4:27pm Not sure you're going to

Not sure you're going to enjoy at least the first month.  That's when night and day become one big blur in timespace.  For us it was the first 3 months.  But then after that it gets progressively easier and WAY more enjoyable.  Parenthood is definitely "rewarding" but I never looked at our first three months as that.  It was a chore and a pain in the ass but over all it is a blessing and like I said it gets way better.

05/26/2018 - 4:21pm MSU favored by 1?  Hmm.  I

MSU favored by 1?  Hmm.  What on Earth are the whacked out reasons for that one?

05/25/2018 - 6:52pm Who are the Michigan

Who are the Michigan billionaires?  I know Larry Page and Stephen Ross.  Who else?

05/25/2018 - 3:08pm What's your Deal?!
 
What's

What's your Deal?!

 

What's YOUR Deal?!

05/22/2018 - 11:55pm Winning difficult away games

Winning difficult road games against ranked opponents.

05/20/2018 - 2:44pm I don't recall this happening

I don't recall this happening recently but I think it's high time Harbaugh invited Woodson to speak to the team before The Game.

05/12/2018 - 5:03pm All the mothers in my life

All the mothers in my life are a blessing.  I already sent my mom a nice collage of pictures of her granddaughter and a nice card.  I am getting my wife a bouquet of flowers and a $30 scratch off ticket.  Gambling is our vice.

05/12/2018 - 5:00pm Is that near the Pyramidal

Is that near the Pyramidal Tracts?

05/10/2018 - 5:26pm The play at 0:35 into that

The play at 0:35 into that video is all I need to see to convince me that Shea will perform better than the QB's we had last season.  Add expert Michigan coaching and another season of spring/fall camps into his experience and I think we'll be pleased as fans.

05/06/2018 - 3:56pm I think defensively we'll as

I think defensively we'll be as good as any Michigan team since 1997.  If the OL shapes up under Warriner and we get solid QB play I see no reason why this team shouldn't be a playoff contender.

05/01/2018 - 11:26pm Last year PSU had three

Last year PSU had three distinct advantages: revenge game, in Happy Valley at night, and Saquon Barkley.  I'm not so sure McSorley can carry this team on his own.  Michigan over PSU by a lot this season.

04/28/2018 - 3:18pm Call me Mr. glass half full...

11-1 B1G with the only loss at NW.  Trip to Indy.  Win.  But we get F'd out of the playoff because of the crappy loss.  Bowl game win.  13-1 overall and a #3 final ranking.  I believe this is the season where we turn the corner from the disappointing past 10 years and start dominating again and beating OSU with regularity.

04/28/2018 - 3:10pm Gruden is smart and a great

Gruden is smart and a great coach.  He knows a steal when sees one.

04/28/2018 - 3:09pm Can he get an AMEN on that

Can he get an AMEN on that one?!

04/28/2018 - 3:04pm I like this picture.  Good

I like this picture.  Good pad level.  If you listen hard enough you can hear football being played.

04/14/2018 - 10:23pm The OL will be better.  I

The OL will be better.  I predict much better.  Dare I say playoff contender?  I won't.  But I did say it if it happens.  So it will.  I think.  Well who the fuck knows?

04/14/2018 - 10:19pm Or Brady?  Depends on which

Or Brady?  Depends on which side of that fence you were on.

04/10/2018 - 5:45pm Tom didn't find Jesus. 

Tom didn't find Jesus.  Sounds like he found the owner's fly on his pants.

04/10/2018 - 12:57pm One thing I definitely missed

One thing I definitely missed during my 11 years in SD was passionate college sports fans.  SDSU is the only D1/FBS college sports team in town and that is meh.  I found the level of excitement to be several orders of magnitude lower than when I lived in Michigan.  People tend to care more about their own stuff and agendas.  I missed the college sports comraderie, rivalries and fandom I experienced while growing up in Michigan.

04/09/2018 - 7:09pm I second the San Diego

I second the San Diego sentiments.  I lived there for almost 11 years during my late 20's and 30's after moving from the Detroit suburbs.  The weather is fantastic.  Most of the people there are well educated and cultured.  The vibe is chill.  And I loved the proximity to the mountains, great skiing, the ocean and Vegas!  My only issues are the awful California taxes -- both state and property -- and the exorbitantly high cost of real estate.  I would be fine in this hypothetical because my pay would apparently compensate but I would be more worried about my kids growing up there.  Eventually they'll have to buy a house and that is very difficult to do on a single normal salary (less than six figures in today's dollars).  Hell, even dual income is a struggle.  I found that if you are not wealthy and you want to live in a decent house, you need to sacrifice a lot of things you could otherwise have living in a cheaper state like NC where I live now.

04/04/2018 - 3:25pm I guess you could say Zavier

I guess you could say Zavier Simpson was the Brunson burner.

04/04/2018 - 3:22pm The Michigan and Villanova

The Michigan and Villanova offensive systems appear very similar to me.  I think the main difference is talent level.  Nova's players are probably higher rated than Michigan's.  I bet the 2013 Michigan squad would've given the 2018 Nova team a tough battle.

04/03/2018 - 12:08am I hope this exposure helps

I hope this exposure helps Michigan to recruit higher ranked guys that fit our system.  I would hope it does.  I think we'll get those guys and we'll get our natty soon!

04/03/2018 - 12:04am The X factpr DiVincenzo

The X factpr DiVincenzo burned us but I have to think if it wasn't him it would've been someone else.  They were the best team all season and they proved it tonight.  No shame.  We had an incredible run.  Congrats, Villanova.

P.S. At least we have a football team.  And a hockey team.  Those are two facets where they have no shot against us!

04/02/2018 - 7:16pm Shit, your avatar succeeded

Shit, your avatar succeeded at distracting me.  Did you post something about being nice?

 

Seriously, whatever happens this season exceeded my expectations by a long shot.  A championship would be REALLY nice though!

04/02/2018 - 7:08pm I thought the same thing then

I thought the same thing then scrolled down and saw your post then LOL'd.  I'm going to use that one.  Hey, stop telling me I'm old.  I'm young for my age!

04/02/2018 - 12:49pm I'm not as worried about

I'm not as worried about Villanova hitting threes as I am Brunson faking the three and driving to the hoop, or driving and dishing for an easy bucket.  We got burned quite a few times against Loyola with the drive to the hoop and layup.

It boils down to solid D.  And if we are inferno tonight we could easily win this game.

04/01/2018 - 9:13pm Two national championship

Two national championship game appearances in a row is nothing to sneeze at.  They were the greatest collection of talent on a single team that Michigan basketball has ever had.  And I'll go on a limb and say that level of talent may not be repeated at Michigan, at least in my lifetime.  It was surreal watching five freshmen take the court for the 1992 national championship game.

04/01/2018 - 11:51am What the hell, I’ll put money

What the hell, I’ll put money on the Michigan money line.

03/31/2018 - 8:31pm Mo knew he had to step and

Mo knew he had to step and did.  Matthews was the same.  MAAR was off all night so the others helped make up the difference.  Championship basketball right there.

03/31/2018 - 8:28pm Seconded.  Open letter to

Seconded.  Open letter to John Calipari: we will take all of your rejects and turn them into real basketball players.

03/31/2018 - 8:27pm Michigan did what great teams

Michigan did what great teams do when they're down.  They rally, find a rhythm, hunker down and fuckin' just win the game.  Ruthless.  This group is special.