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05/30/2018 - 9:14am Thanks for posting.  Updating

Thanks for posting.  Updating the main post.

04/02/2018 - 5:24pm On the second floor patio

Go blue!

03/24/2018 - 4:25pm It’s on at Tom Urban’s.

Sitting in front of the TV now.

03/23/2018 - 11:27pm Tom Urban’s LA Live

The alumni club is having something at Tom Urban’s across the street before the game.

09/06/2017 - 5:00pm the cap used to be 300GB

I live in the trial market for the cap and it was 300GB before the 1TB limits.  I didn't cut the cord because I knew I could kill that easily.   There's some petitions in with the FCC that you can sign if you don't like the cap.

08/13/2017 - 1:33pm Awesome to hear.   I missed

Awesome to hear.   I missed this earlier and wanted to donate once I heard, so I went into my email and saw that.  Count on 2 more tickets being donated...

08/13/2017 - 12:58pm Kinda missed the deadline.

As a season ticket holder, you may donate your UM/Air Force tickets to a deserving veteran or service member.  Any U-M/Air Force tickets donated prior to August 11th will be distributed to current and former military members. To donate your tickets:

 

It kind of looks like anything donated now isn't going to be distributed to the military.

08/09/2017 - 8:26pm Nope. Dallas Endowment

No.  It goes to the endowment that the Dallas Club has which funds partial scholarship for students that go to UM.   The bars have already donated thousands of dollars to the scholarships and that's only been the status quo for like the last three years.  

04/16/2017 - 2:36am UR Points

I went all in on the Ultimate Reward (UR) points as I like to travel a lot and eat out.  I then use my points to book ONLY travel in order to maximize the output (flights & hotels).  You can find cases of the UR points worth over 2 cents if you transfer it properly.

I have three cards that I rotate... the Chase Sapphire Reserve ($450 fee), Freedom ($0 fee), and Freedom Unlimited ($0 fee) that all earn UR points.  You can redeem them on any card but you want to use your Reserve for all reward travel because the points are given a 50% bonus when you use it for travel.

Here's how I decide what card to use.

Freedom earns 5% (in my case 7.5%) back on any purchase in the rotating category that quarter.   This quarter is grocery stores.   Pro tip: max out the cash back by buying gift cards.

Sapphire Reserve earns 3% on travel/hotels/uber/parking and restaurants/bars (4.5% in my case) and 1% on everything else.  Signup bonus is 50K points = $750 dollars for travel.  The first $300 you spend on travel every year is a credit back which makes the fee only $150.  It gives you lounge access which is great overseas (not so much in the US).  Global Entry/TSA pre-check fees are covered for the first time.  All kinds of travel insurance.   Extra year of warrenty on items bought.  No foreign transaction fees. tAnd some other stuff.

Freedom Unlimited earns 1.5% back (2.25% in my case) and is used for anything that doesn't hit the above categories.   This puts me above the 2% standard cash back on other cards.

So I earn either 7.5%, 4.5%, or 2.25% cash back which I use on travel on all of my purchases with only paying one credit card fee.

Booking tickets with Chase is like using Kayak.  The points are a reflection of the cost of the ticket.  You can book on any airline or transfer points to that airline.  If you book through Chase, you still get your EQD's and EQM's on the airline you fly (and you don't pay for the ticket).  This alone makes UR points more rewarding in my mind than American/Delta/United credit cards.

 

03/19/2017 - 4:34pm Scarface

Say hello to my German friend!

01/05/2017 - 1:42pm There's a ton of parking near
  • There's a ton of parking near the stadium which will be a minimum of $25.   However, the lots are big and will take forever to get out of after the game.  If you look online restaurants and other places will sell parking cheaper.  I've always liked parking near the highway which allows for a quick out but it's a 1/2 mile walk.
  • Don't stay in Arlington.   Pick either Fort Worth (nightlife in Sundance Square/Stockyards) or Dallas (Uptown/Deep Ellum/Addison/Lower Greenville for nightlife).  The drive will be ~30 minutes.  
  • Baylor is like 2 hours away.   I'd veto it just for the drive.  SMU has a huge tailgating scene (it's called boulevarding) while TCU is probably more interested in the football.   I still haven't been to either for a game.
  • Cheapest tickets will probably be 120 for nosebleeds.
10/31/2016 - 6:59pm Google is your friend

You can specify the size of the image you want to see... This is only the really high res photos.

https://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&q=michigan+football#q=michigan+f…

09/02/2016 - 5:36pm TCNJ

Well there is a school in Trenton NJ called TCNJ - The College of New Jersey...

07/08/2016 - 1:48pm I think it is "You might

I think it is "You might remember me from such players as".

06/13/2016 - 11:09pm It's a small circle...

06/10/2016 - 4:28pm Direct Message

Direct Message

06/09/2016 - 5:47pm St John.

That's actually Trunk Bay on St. John.   If you ever make it out to St. Thomas, make sure you take the ferry and spend a day exploring St. John.

06/09/2016 - 5:44pm Maui Condo

So condo's will probably be the way to go.   Look up property management companies on the island and you'll find things that will give you the extra space than a hotel room.   It probably won't be directly on the beach but they'll be a short walk/drive.

One of the companies that my family has used in the past to rent condo's is http://www.harrishawaii.com/

05/16/2016 - 12:32pm no the stream is up on HBO Go

no the stream is up on HBO Go about the same time as it starts airing on the east coast.

05/11/2016 - 4:32pm Definitely didn't bother

Definitely didn't bother applying to Rutgers... It was too much of a joke.

04/15/2016 - 3:39pm Next Issue

So I wanted to cut the cord but I live in an area of the country in a "trial program" by my cable company.   I have a home internet data cap.   The basic internet package has a limit of 300GB per month per household.   If you go over, every 50GB is an additional $10. 

Cutting the cord would get very expensive very quickly.  HD Netflix can be 5-9 GB per hour.

01/14/2016 - 4:55pm No.

If you play football and any other sport, the scholarship counts towards football.   I think only football and basketball have these rules so teams can't load up on players if they "play" two sports at the school.

12/27/2015 - 11:58pm for a top guy..

I've heard Cam Newton money.   They're game changers for programs.

12/26/2015 - 9:31am Yeah. That's one of the

Yeah. That's one of the alumni club bars. The other one is Nickel & Rye in Uptown Dallas.

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12/22/2015 - 10:58am Tim

lol Tim used to work for this site....

12/08/2015 - 2:34pm I might have two tickets to

I might have two tickets to sell.... what's your email?

12/08/2015 - 12:29pm Sections in Moody.

You want to try to get tickets in 200, 201, or 215.  I've talked to the ticket office a few times and thats where they released tickets.

09/27/2015 - 11:30am RB2 PPR

Who would you start as RB2?   Chris Ivory vs Phi, Ameer Abdullah vs Den, Darren Sproles vs Jets

09/14/2015 - 12:54pm It's also the second rule.

It's also the second rule.

08/11/2015 - 12:07pm New Update for Dallas

Can we add another official Alumni Watch Party Location in Dallas?

The local club is adding an uptown location here in Dallas to supplement the current location up in Frisco.

The bar name is Nickel and Rye (2523 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75201).

 

07/08/2015 - 4:41pm Apple TV = $70
Chromecast =

Apple TV = $70

Chromecast = ~$35

Smart Features on TV = additional 300 dollars.... use the money for the smart features towards the other smarter boxes + surrond sound.

06/17/2015 - 2:32pm Did you make him cough too?

Did you make him cough too?

05/29/2015 - 5:07pm MO-RITZ

MO-RITZ.  One of my friends at our Fresing office has the same name.   I'm assuming it's the same.

05/22/2015 - 10:31am That's actually one of the

That's actually one of the few places in West Village I haven't been to yet.   Maybe I need to reconsider my Sunday plans...

05/21/2015 - 2:44pm Michigan Hockey Summer.....

Michigan Hockey Summer.....

05/16/2015 - 12:45pm Front row in the third level

Front row in the third level of Cowboy Stadium.   I was with Michigan and Florida friends and sat next to a Kansas fan by himself.   We talked at half time about what to expect in the second half and I explicitly told him that Trey Burke would stop passing and start putting up some points on the board.   At some point during the second half we joked about overtime.   After the game, he just gave me his ticket for the elite 8 game.

04/30/2015 - 3:26pm Dallas

Dallas TX... surprised not to see more people from Dallas commenting.

Also for the OP: https://www.quantcast.com/mgoblog.com#!states

You can see web traffic from countries, states, cities, whatever...

04/29/2015 - 11:29am What was the rejected

What was the rejected alternative cover?  The picture is private on google.

04/24/2015 - 12:48pm My attempt

04/24/2015 - 11:25am $3400 to go

We need to raise an additional $3400 to hit the goal for the tattoo....

04/23/2015 - 4:07pm Wow.   That's awfully

Wow.   That's awfully generous of you.  I was planning of waiting until tomorrow but I guess I'll donate today then.

04/10/2015 - 11:36am Jake Rudock

I think it's safe to say that Jake Rudock will only be at UM for one year.

04/02/2015 - 4:40pm Did you randomize the inputs

Did you randomize the inputs in SurveyMonkey? 

If not, there is probably a bias to keep the default or stay close to the way you structured initiially.

The fact that a lot of these position groups didn't change makes me question these results.

 

03/27/2015 - 10:31am In State Tuition... now

In State Tuition... now that's a joke.   Out of State in Arizona is cheaper or at a similar cost to In State at Michigan.

01/29/2015 - 5:40pm ah the FYS incident...

I remember that game very clearly.... we got a "Fuck You State" chant going very quickly and it could be heard on the TV broadcast.

01/08/2015 - 10:32pm Did you skip lunch before?  

Did you skip lunch before?   Gotta walk in starving to that place and skip 99% of the salad bar.  

(lives across the street from the uptown one)....

11/17/2014 - 6:08pm 2008

Unranked in AP in 2008

 

http://bentley.umich.edu/athdept/football/fbteam/2008fbt.htm

11/14/2014 - 3:17pm Bacari has said he's willing

Bacari has said he's willing to be a co-coach with LaVall... that's the ideal scenario

11/14/2014 - 12:17pm Just look at this

Just look at this website.... http://basketball.realgm.com/ncaa/conferences/Big-Ten-Conference/2/Ohio…

Ohio State has 4 (you listed them)

Michigan State has 7 currently on NBA rosters (Anderson, Brown, Green, Harris, Payne, Randolf, and Richardson)

Michigan has 6 (maybe 7 if you count Udoh) : Burke, Crawford, Hardaway, McGary, Robinson, and Stauskas.

 

10/28/2014 - 1:44pm I'm suprised no one's

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