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03/21/2018 - 2:21pm Takin' it on the run/pass option

When Patterson becomes eligible, Harbaugh will be able to roll with the changes.  Until then, he's just riding the storm out.  

03/21/2018 - 2:17pm Takin' it on the run/pass option

Some of you are complaining that Harbaugh hasn't been rolling with the changes, but until he gets some better personnel, particularly at QB, he'll just have to be riding the storm out.  

11/01/2017 - 9:58pm Captain Jeffrey Spaulding?

The African Explorer?   Hooray, hooray, hooray!!!!

09/11/2017 - 12:24pm "Facts"

You appear to be saying that "facts" are merely the impression  - or feelings - of the "victim".  The better choice of word then should  be "feelings", rather than "facts".  If I tell a woman that I know that I like her shirt - with utterly no other intention than paying her a compliment, and she receives that intentded compliment instead as act of misogyny, I am not a misogynist.  She is merely overly sensitve, and irrrationally so.  Use of the word "victim" immediately presumes that these people are in fact "victims" of some act, and are the sole arbiter of what constitutes that act.  

If we reduce the judgment of every act to the feelings of the recipient of that act, we have no standards at all for behavior.  There are overly sensitive people of every gender, and we can't turn over all moral authority to them.  There have to be some objective standards.   

03/22/2017 - 12:41am Good point

It's also possible the pilot was killed in a bizarre gardening accident.  

11/10/2016 - 1:59pm Not that different

The day before the Fitzgerald sank was unusually warm and nice as well.  The storm came in fairly quickly.   

08/25/2016 - 8:32am Standing vs. sitting

Why do people assume that you can't make any noise sitting down?  You can yell just as much sitting down as you can while standing, and truly, I doubt the players can tell - or care - if the fans are sitting or standing, as long as the crowd is making noise.  

03/24/2016 - 3:00pm small sample size

Do you mean the majority of Michigan fans responding to this post (~50 people)?   The night games have been great fun, but every survey of the season ticket holders shows that a large percentage of them travel by car a great distance to attend, and so a night game requires them to find a hotel, and turn it into a two-day trip.  That's an inconvenience for a lot of the fan base, and the portion of the fan base that pays a lot of bills.  .  

06/05/2015 - 9:44pm Medically sound

He's right about it not being healthy to hold it in.  That can be deadly.  Silent; but deadly

06/05/2015 - 9:43pm Workouts

Sounds like the Broncos are running a lot of gassers in their workouts.  

05/19/2015 - 4:21pm Front page drive-in news

Though it's not mentioned in this article, the line in Night Moves "Tryin' to make some front-page drive-in news" was making reference to the old A&W drive in near the split of Maple and Stadium in Ann Arbor.  When the drive-in was torn down not that many years ago, there was an article about Seger and the restaurant's role in the song's origins.   I believe there's a plaque in the muffler shop that stands on the old A&W site commemorating the fact.  

05/12/2015 - 10:56pm Mardi Link

Wicked Takes the Witness Stand, by Mardi Link.   A fascinating and disturbing  story of the Jerry Tobias murder trials in Gaylord, and the complete miscarriage of justice that occured.  It will completely shake your faith in the justice system.   An added positive is that the book is published by the UM Press.  

I would also join the list of those recommending Lawrence Wright's The Looming Tower.  It's the best analysis of the rise of Al Qaeda.  


03/19/2015 - 3:40pm Not to mention...

... and Rene Descartes was a drunken fart: "I drink, therefore I am!"

03/17/2015 - 10:02pm Bankruptcy obsession

Why do you (PeterKlima) always bring up the fact that Treetops is in bankruptcy?  It makes no difference.  Vandalism and destruction of property are still crimes, regardless of the financial condition of the victim.  There is this sometimes-not-so-subtle implication in many of your comments that the destruction was somehow not quite as bad because Treetops is in the midst of reorganization, and that is just not a reasonable position.  







03/01/2015 - 4:52pm Basics of bankruptcy

I don't think you understand the basics of bankruptcy, as evidenced by your frequent assertions that the payment of the damages claimed will somehow help Treetops  "bail out a failing business".   Treetops' bankruptcy is under the supervision of the federal bankruptcy court, and anyone who's ever been involved with a large bankruptcy proceeding can tell you that it's a very cumbersome, time consuming, and costly process.   Even if they were to miraculously recover all of the claimed $430,000 (litigation within bankruptcy is complicated further still), that amount, after attorney fees and other costs, would not even make a dent in their total indebtedness.  

There is a huge difference between the Treetops situation and that of a guy with a failing business who decides to torch it.  Once the federal bankruptcy courts are involved, as they are with Treetops, there's no way a comparatively small damage settlement is  going to somehow save the business.  The whole situation is a hinderance to their exit from bankruptcy; not a help.  

01/25/2014 - 9:57pm One more time

Can you post that one more time?  I'm not quite sure I got your point.  

12/26/2013 - 12:40am Huge surprise?

Remember his incident in Aspen a few years back? 

06/01/2013 - 9:50pm More than three...

Actually, there have been more than three.  It's only been in the modern era that the university has sanctioned an exclusive radio contract.    WUOM Tom Hemmingway doing play-by-play for years.  Even the great Bill Fleming did some games on WUOM and WWJ. 



05/03/2013 - 1:43pm 300

I just broke 300 home games last year.  I've been to about 20 road games as well.  

04/23/2013 - 12:04am No bad seats

You're absolutely right about no really bad seats.  Talk to someone in the ticket office, and they will tell you that among season ticket holders seeking to improve their seat location, the most requested area outside of the 50 yard line is... the top row!   The vast majority of requests are to move to higher rows; not lower rows.   It's amazing to me to read so many posts in this thread by current students who act as if sitting above row 30 is akin to being exiled to Siberia. 

11/25/2012 - 9:03pm Other side?.

What's on the back of the shirt?  "Thanks, Coach Tressel"? 

11/09/2012 - 1:01pm 6 in 2

If I remember correctly, teams were limited to 6 TV appearances over a two year period.  How different things are now! 

06/06/2012 - 3:41pm You are correct, sir!

Both Martin and Brandon repeatedly stated that the addtion of premium seating would lessen the need for ticket price increases .  Those promises lasted for oh, a good 3 or 4 months or so.  They'll never reach a point where they feel they have enough money. 

05/18/2012 - 1:41pm Wait a minute!

I didn't get a "harrump" out of that guy!

05/02/2012 - 2:08pm Not what we imagined...

To add to Magnus' point: I think a lot of us assumed that Rodriguez would sacrifice size, but gain elite speed in his receiver recruiting.   We certainly did get smaller receivers, but not even the slot guys had any great speed.  Odoms, Dileo, Gallon, etc, might be nice players, but none of them possess that elusiveness that makes up for their lack of size. 

05/01/2012 - 12:14pm The old adage...

Hard cases make bad law

04/23/2012 - 10:49am "resell" tickets?

I've read the short paragraph regarding "reselling" the 25,000 tickets provided over and over again, and I don't think it's at all clear where that money is going.  Is UM buying them from the promoter, and then reselling them at a higher rate?  It's not clear. 

03/16/2012 - 10:43pm One more time

I will attempt to explain this to you one more time, since you obviously didn't understand the numerous posters who showed you the error of your argument.  As Brian points out, there is no benefit because we are already below the 85 scholarship limit, and have long passed the chance to add to the 2012 class.  A preferred walk-on is a walk on.   There is no benefit gained by having these players not return for a 5th year. 

01/29/2012 - 3:32pm Tailbacks

You simply can't leave out Ron Johnson at tailback, and Bob Chappius (hard to find a position because of the variety of the single wing offense) needs a spot as well.   Arguably, Germany Schultz invented the position of linebacker.  

01/25/2012 - 4:01pm You like the Gophers?

I've always thought the Minnesota Rouser was catchy.  I believe it was used as background music on the old Prudential College Scoreboard show as well. 

12/13/2011 - 5:09pm Not that much change

Apart from the move to white pants in the the 1970's, the road uniforms haven't really had any significant changes until now.  Most of the changes in the past have been fairly minor: stitching, piping, a block M on the sleeves, etc.  From a purely subjective viewpoint though, putting big stripes on the shoulders is a radical change; not at all comparable to these other small details that have varied through the years.  Ask someone not intimately familiar with the road uniforms to spot the differences in them between 1978 and 2010, and I'd bet they would be hard-pressed to find them.  Then show them the Sugar Bowl uniforms with big stripes on the sleeves, and I'm sure they'd say they were completely different. 

This is a dramatic change being passed off as a little tweaking.  I suspect it's only going to get worse, considering that Brandon is only concerned with revenue streams. 



11/08/2011 - 5:23pm Going back a few years...

...but don't forget Tony Boles.  A catastrophic injury and then personal problems put an end to his career, but he could have been one of the great backs ever from the state of Michigan. 

10/05/2011 - 1:55pm Banquet

Bo was the featured speaker at my high school athletic banquet.  The captain of each team would go to the podium and give a brief recap of that team's season.  Bo then made his remarks.  Though he did not take notes, he made a comment about each of the 15 or 20 speakers who had talked.  He was a brilliant, witty, off-the-cuff speaker, and very observant of others.  One of the earlier speakers had mentioned that she would be attending MSU that fall.  Bo started off by saying that it was too bad he hadn't met her earlier, because perhaps he could have pulled some strings and gotten her into her first choice for college.  The captain of my team wore boat shoes - with no socks - along with a sportcoat when he gave his little presentation.  He was going to be attending Miami - Bo's alma mater - that fall.  Bo called him out, and said "Son, I think you'll find when you get to Miami, you'll need to wear socks".   His eye for detail and memory were just astounding. 



08/29/2011 - 11:46am Not quite a consecutive streak...

...but I've only missed 4 home games since 1968.  I don't have a precise count, but I think I'm closing in on attending 275 games. 

07/19/2011 - 12:50pm Manners

The coaches want to see if the new recruits pass (the) muster. 

07/12/2011 - 10:38pm 97?

Row 96 is the top row in parts of the stadium - at least it's the last row of benches. 

05/11/2011 - 3:25pm Loved The Judge

Joubert had the best nickname in modern times, but as you pointed out, it's hard to beat Crazy Legs Hirsch, or Germany Schulz. 

05/09/2011 - 4:41pm or...

How about "Extra curricular activity" instead of "fight"? 

05/09/2011 - 4:38pm ...and any other inclusion of the name of the sport

The cousin of the awful "football move" is of course "that's a great golf shot".  I would assume that a golfer would not be hitting a tennis shot, just as a football player would not be making a great baseball move. 

04/24/2011 - 3:21pm Never mind the why and wherefore...

Though he seems to be lacking the elite speed to be a WR, perhaps his great attitude and personality will lead him to becoming a humble, or even gallant captain by his senior season. 

04/21/2011 - 10:17pm Hello Cleveland!...HELLO CLEVELAND!!

This is Spinal Tap, and of course, Airplane. 

04/20/2011 - 6:05pm Real estate

Ah, the old "someone with connections told me Coach X is buying a house in..." bit.  If I had a dollar for every time we heard in December of 2007 that Les Miles' wife was seen either house hunting or actually buying a house in Barton Hills or elsewhere in Ann Arbor,  I'd have enough money to buy a nice dinner.  Furthermore, Meyer is an Ohio native.  I believe that he might have kept a house there all along. 

03/14/2011 - 4:41pm What happened to Martin's pledge?

Remember though that Bill Martin promised that one of the main benefits of adding premium seating was that it would allow them to stop any ticket price increases for those of us in the non-premium seating?  That pleadge lasted all of one year. 

02/26/2011 - 8:49pm I'm with you...

I know many people love Stanford, but to me, it feels a little cold.  It just doesn't have that classic college feel. 

I'd give high marks to Wisconsin, Pepperdine, Cornell, Indiana, and maybe Princeton. 



02/16/2011 - 9:25am Watch the tape

If his highlight tape tells us anything, it's that he'd probably play what a lot of defenses in the 70's used to call the "Monster". 

01/24/2011 - 3:48pm Not quite

It was determined that he was not using the UM-painted plane.  Apart from covering himself with a blanket or putting on a fake mustache, in this day of Flightaware, how is he supposed to travel secretly? 

01/18/2011 - 1:08pm Dead on...

Absolutely perfect...with one little exception:  I'd change that Second Estate away game location from Houghton Lake to Walloon Lake or Lake Charlevoix.  Walloon is the home of Michigania, and therefore, it is favored location of a couple of these groups, but the Second Estate in particular. 

01/10/2011 - 9:58pm Flavors

There's a big difference between a poached recruit and a seasoned veteran. 

01/06/2011 - 3:57pm Actors

If Brady Hoke becomes our head coach, and becomes a huge success,  there are plenty of candidates to portray him in the made-for-tv movie.  Personally,  I'm saddened that the late Claude Akins isn't around to land the part. 

01/06/2011 - 3:25pm ok, I guess I will

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