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01/20/2011 - 4:16pm the legacy

bears repeating: Navarre for all his faults, is the last Michigan QB to beat THE state university of ohio.

01/12/2011 - 4:01pm your time

don't waste it reading his crap

12/22/2010 - 11:49pm Tattoo, that is Mr. Terrelle Pryor. He seeks a throwing motion.

F**k the Bucks, obviously, but f**k the NCAA moreso. Nickel and dime us to death for this kind of stuff, or for not counting 20 minutes of stretching each week, while some schools (let's not name conferences) will sign 40 kids per class and find a way to cut them from scholarships eventually.

Just drop your non-profit status and acknowledge that you're a cash cow (e.g., advertisements for every break in play in every game in the bball tournament) and I'll be ok.

12/15/2010 - 12:27pm They were thinking "Arby's."

They were thinking "Arby's."

12/07/2010 - 2:01pm Well, hopefully, the Free

Well, hopefully, the Free Press as currently constituted won't continue to operate forever. I'm reminded of it, however, because it's for sale on newsstands in my neighborhood.

I also think that this diary is different and more valuable than the run-of-the-mill "Look at today's column from Columnist X - what an idiot" message board thread because it (the diary) quantifies the financial impact of bad reporting and also shows (anecdotally, perhaps) that people aren't letting the Free Press slide on this one.

Also, it's a given that the football program will continue to operate without regard to my emotional state, but I knew that going in...

12/07/2010 - 1:25pm With all due respect, telling

With all due respect, telling everyone to move on could be interpreted as a pass to the Free Press for its reprehensible conduct.

Better to insert "continue the boycott and" before "let's move on."

I think that the diary is important in reminding us of the financial consequences of the Free Press' crusade, and also in showing that the paper has lost hearts/minds/readership of a significant portion of Michigan supporters.

10/30/2010 - 11:34pm No hate for Rodriguez

But it's time to cut bait.

09/09/2010 - 8:09am Weren't these published by the AA News?

Which doesn't do a hard copy of its own paper now?  That could be another reason.

The "Game Notes" PDF available on is just as informative, but at over 30 pages, it's a little bulky to take with you into the game. 

09/07/2010 - 2:30pm Second MH20's question. Also

Even though he was in the pre-interblogmessagechatboardz era, I think Navarre caught a little more flak then Forcier has so far.

09/02/2010 - 9:44am Indefinite artice


08/30/2010 - 1:12pm Agreed that this can cut both

Agreed that this can cut both ways, but it's more useful information than the more generalized stats that will get trotted out in in the media guide (e.g. M's record all-time against Big East schools, M's record all-time at home openers, etc.)

Either way, just get this thing started already.

08/30/2010 - 12:34pm You take the (-) view, I'll take the (+) view

We'll find out on Saturday.

08/30/2010 - 12:04pm History as our guide

RR pasted Edsall's team a couple of times (66-13 one year, I think).  I'll take it at this point, and hopefully it means that Edsall doesn't know how to defend a Rodriguez spread offense.

08/26/2010 - 5:19pm Dave Bergman concurs,

Roy Lee Jackson hides his head in shame.

08/25/2010 - 11:19am Sure, but that hasn't

Sure, but that hasn't happened yet.

08/25/2010 - 10:28am Wisconsin - low, PSU - high?

I think the Badgers should be ahead of Miami (YTM) by virtue of having beaten them in the bowl game last year, and because Bucky returns 19 or 20 starters.  I don't know why Miami should jump them.

As to Penn State, I have to think that their QB issues are going to be too much for their defense to overcome, at least as far as getting them a spot in the early season polls.

08/24/2010 - 3:38pm Kolesar '85

Great to see that play on there.  That was the cat's breasts. 

08/16/2010 - 2:12pm Hear, hear!


08/13/2010 - 5:14pm "It made me think about how tough his childhood must've been..."

His dad was around, and had a decent paying job at GM if recall correctly.  While I fully agree with CWebb's point about the U getting rich off of the Fab 5's image, and the players themselves not getting a cut, I don't think that his childhood was particularly rough.  Compare his with Juwan's (raised by his gma) or Jalen's, for example.

08/09/2010 - 2:25pm discretion

Wanted to work in the Sale/Pelletier joke, but I defaulted to my "no Canadian figure skating references ever, even as a joke, rule."  The Sale FHM picture is an exception to that rule, of course.

08/09/2010 - 1:45pm Can't hurt too much?

Let me be less negative: "so this could help out some."

08/02/2010 - 11:24am Jones - 2009 Big 10 POY

It's not Jones' fault, but I can't give him any credit because he won the '09 POY over Brandon Graham.  Credit to Jones if he has a hell of a season this year that gets him in the top half of the 1st round of the draft next April.

07/28/2010 - 1:42pm Jimmy Conway, Shawn Conway -

Jimmy Conway, Shawn Conway - honest mistake.

07/21/2010 - 11:09am That was his nickname

That was his nickname freshman year of the fab 5.  Jalen was Jinx, and the others' nicknames escape me at the moment. 

07/01/2010 - 7:16am His basketball CV

Lenghty NBA career, third overall pick out of Texas A&M,1996/

06/10/2010 - 12:11pm What do it say about Michigan fans in general?

Unfortunately, a lot of people that I talk to still don't know about Mgoblog, and they still want to talk about M based solely about what they have read in the Free Press and have supplemented with hearing on sports talk radio.  Hopefully the fanbase is coming around, but there is still a large number of unfortunately (and, probably, innocently) uninformed fans out there.  Let us continue the Crusade.

06/10/2010 - 11:44am Net: zero

-1 for taking your time with any Sharp offering

+1 for deconstructing his "work" accordingly

06/09/2010 - 10:49pm Don't care about State one way or the other

But didn't Juwan nearly rip Mark Montgomery's arm out of its socket in the closing moments of a BS loss up at Breslin? 

05/27/2010 - 10:04pm Thousands in orthodontia...

You know something, mother? You're too Jewish!

05/27/2010 - 5:36pm Why even semi-OT?…

I've had decent service from Eastbay's mail order generally over the years.

05/25/2010 - 12:04pm Hard for me to imagine the

Hard for me to imagine the News doing anything as bad as the Free Press did with its jihad, which would cause me to pick the Free Press over the News.

05/25/2010 - 11:17am what about ESPN's ombudspeople?

Even if the free press had an ombudsperson, I would guess that his/her assessment of this saga would be that the paper was doing its routine duty of shedding light on the seedy underground of whatever.

Note also that this paper was the one that (1) did not take its star writer to task after he fabricated a heart touching story about MSU players attending a final four game, and (2) pulled a negative review of said star writer's book about the Ten Professors You Meet In Purgatory or whatever it was.

Note also that the free press' other banner investigative piece of late (the Kwame Kilpatrick text message story) was produced via journalistic practices that relied on getting said text messages through illegal means (as good and sordid as that text message story might have been.)

05/25/2010 - 11:11am 1050 v 1130 coverage

Listened to both this morning.  Amazing how 1130 (Tom Kowalski in particular) defends the Free Press by caricturing UofM fans as irrational in their reaction to the original report. 

Good on Ira (of 1050) for recalling his offer (at the time the "story" came out last August) to apologize to the Free Press, and then concluding that the paper was owed no such apology. 

03/18/2010 - 2:19pm Tate and Gardner are

Tate and Gardner are switching jersey numbers,

03/18/2010 - 1:52pm Best 17-10 game I ever went

Best 17-10 game I ever went to. Sorry 'bout your luck, Zombie Nation.

03/12/2010 - 2:15pm Now, that would be

Now, that would be badass:

But I think she's probably more of a TT or A4 convertible type.

03/11/2010 - 10:46am I'll not pay this fine I've

I'll not pay this fine I've incurred -- it's unjust!

03/09/2010 - 2:24pm T-Foss!

Foster is so choice, he could write for the F*** Pr***. Recall his attempt at backpedaling around the time of the Beilein hire, which was something to the effect of "I never said that he wouldn't be able to recruit the PSL. I only said that he wouldn't be able to recruit the PSL." Got it, Chubs.

02/24/2010 - 4:35pm Duffy's one of those

Duffy's one of those Rodriguez "Birthers."

02/17/2010 - 3:35pm Almost did the same, but what

Almost did the same, but what was the alternative? Figure skating? Patience in the year of discontent paid off for once.

02/12/2010 - 10:43am Just stop reading the paper.

Just stop reading the paper. Stop visiting its website. Stop discussing its "articles." Let the rag die its own death from irrelevance that will have evolved from its disregard for even basic journalistic and moral standards.

02/04/2010 - 7:20am Dear Drew,

Dear Drew,




01/28/2010 - 3:23pm LOL irony

I chuckle a bit when the White Stripes are blasted at Beaver or Ohio Stadium. The group's from Michigan, y'all.

Sort of on that note, if we're going to have to listen to the piped-in stuff, limit it to Ann Arbor artists. Seger (Nutbush) and the Stooges.

OK, maybe some Brother Rabbit, too.

01/25/2010 - 2:05pm Webber for Mayor of Detroit,

Webber for Mayor of Detroit, but Jinx rules everywhere.

03/03/2009 - 6:02pm Thanks

Your diary to the selection committee's ears. Appreciate the crib notes for what to watch for.