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07/10/2018 - 12:39pm Brandy is a Michigan Guy.  I…

Brandy is a Michigan Guy.  I have been ok with his work on the Lions, but have two thoughts.

First, doing both was probably taxing and didn't allow for as much preparation/focus as an exclusive broadcaster.

Second, Branding.  Yes, that might have some negative connotations, but the "Lions" brand has not been good and breaking with the past may not be a bad thing.  

Sad to me, but I think I am ok with it at this point, given my limited information.


06/27/2018 - 12:42pm Sorry that I didn't get into…

Sorry that I didn't get into this earlier.  But I am really enjoying it now.  

On to Victory!  Provided the RNG is ok with it.

05/16/2018 - 10:29am Was at the game last night.

Had a lot of fun.  Took three kids and had some good seats.  Just getting settled in and the grand slam launched.  Thought, well this is going to be painful.  Game moves on and Cleavland keeps answering any Detroit offense.  It was getting colder and bargained with kids to leave after the 7th.   The kids who had been antsy to leave were now begging to stay till the end.  

Most enjoyable baseball game I have been to in a very long time.  I make no claim the Tigers are a contender or elite team.  Just a fun ball of chaos.

02/08/2018 - 7:01pm Dom Bakeries

Heading out for some Fresh Donuts.  Planning on a nice relaxing day of nothing all day Friday.

02/02/2018 - 5:30pm Mr. Margraves knew exactly what he was going to do

When he walked up to that podium.  He made a choice and executed his intention.  No one else in the room knew it was coming, but the officers were ready.  

Glad he is not in trouble.  

The person that is really looking bad right now is Shannon Smith, whose law practice is soley focused on defending  people in sexual crimes.  Her previous claim to fame is defending a person in a female genital mutilation case.  This is from her website.  

Her comments to WWJ are inexcusable.  It is one thing to vigorously defend your client in a trial.  But to say the women are making up those horrific tales, during the sentencing phase, is terrible.  Not helping her client, just promoting the atmosphere that makes coming forward terrifying.  shame on her.  

02/02/2018 - 8:44am Enjoyed the article

The line that works for me is the one about where the doting fanbase doesn't want their heroes to fall.  We can see the level of irrational thought the fanbase is willing to go to to protect their heroes.  The main question is what lengths is MSU willing to go to protect their sacred cows?  It seems that sacrificing some young maidens and any semblance of integrity or responsibility is not too much for MSU.  But, I am fan of actually doing the work to know instead of just assuming guilt.

01/31/2018 - 5:14pm I have met Anthony Ianni

I had the pleasure of meeting Anthony Ianni at a recent fundraiser.  Got to know him a little and have corresponded since.  I found him to be a great guy with an incredible story.  He has overcome quite a bit to acheive what he has. 

Don't know Greg at all, but he raised a son that I would be proud of.  


01/25/2018 - 8:08am Unsure of their strategy

I read somewhere that in order for their inusrance to cover claims, they are required to mount an appropriate defense.  If they just roll over, they will pay out money instead of having insurance cover some/all of the claims.  

Not sure what could count as a appropriate defense for such an indefensible position.

01/25/2018 - 8:00am LaS says she is a principled person.

Unfortunately, her prime principle is to protect MSU from the stain of their actions at all costs and scarificing a hundred or so children is not too large a price to pay.

Her quote:

"Anyone who knows me knows I am a principled person," she wrote. "I have spent my entire professional career, more than 40 years, at MSU. I love this place."

Hopefully, she will end up in jail along with a large number of others who enabled that predator to have a protected hunting ground where prey was delivered, unaware and helpless.  

01/18/2018 - 5:06pm I am ok with a man owning his faults and working to improve.

There is a separate matter of "Can he improve?"
I think yes and I am good with stability going forward for another year. There are few excuses that will cover substandard performance for another year.

I support the team we have.

01/10/2018 - 11:20am Worth every penny.

How much Coach makes should be based on business.  Is he bringing in sufficient/additional revenue to justify the increase in salary?  Yes.  No question.  If the contract that was negotiated had that clause, then you can consider it part of why he came here.  Win Loss record in 2017 does not affect 2014 negotiations.  

Win-loss record can be used to justify his retention or dismissal, not if contracts are honored.

Anyone can be upset or frustrated with the losses, but I am proud of our program and optimistic about the future.


12/14/2017 - 8:15am maybe it would have been different

Maybe it would have been different had he come to Michigan, but I am doubting it. It can be argued that behavior comes from his environment socio-economic circumstances, ect.  Perhaps you can say it was just 'Youth.'  In any case, calling police officers bitches and niggas becasue you are rich or threaten to beat their asses if not for handcuffs takes a special kind of mindset.  And I don't know if four years is enough to fix that kind of defect.

While it is kind to wish him luck in getting his life together, I think he has had plenty of opportunities and luck already.  

12/01/2017 - 7:34am Sorry for your loss


12/01/2017 - 7:32am Sorry for your loss

I come to Mgoblog as an escape from some crap that real life brings. I hope we, as a community, can be more positive to provide that brief relief to you in the coming months.

11/27/2017 - 10:25pm The loss hurt, for sure

But John has shown he is a better person than I was at his age. I cringe at the crude and uncalled for attacks on him. Thank you for reminding us there is more to life than a final score.

11/17/2017 - 10:37am thanks for the heads up.

Watched a couple games this year.  Seriously good sport.

Go Blue.

09/30/2017 - 9:59am Was at the game. It was incredible.

I knew nothing about field hockey until my daughter started playing in 7th grade two weeks ago. Great sport and Michigan is a great team. Plan on going back Sunday.

08/24/2017 - 11:09am duplicate


08/24/2017 - 11:07am I think the question is . . .

Will they rotate three QBs, BY CHOICE?  They may need three or more bodies to fill the role by the time the day is done, thanks to carnage that our defense will wreak.

08/21/2017 - 12:20pm My son has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

The MDA has been an amazing help to us from day one.  Jerry and his work set the stage for the progess we have made.  Screw that, he built the stage and the whole damn theater when it comes to MD research/progress.  

We are on the precipice of meaningful treatments for Duchenne, approved treatements for SMA, and a host of paths that sound like "cures".  It was a while ago, I was able to hear him speak to a group at an MDA event.  He knew how close we are.  

RIP Jerry and thank you

04/28/2017 - 9:33am Lots of reasons that MSU and McDowell parted ways.

I am not sure he left or was thrown out, but I am not sad he is still undrafted.  


04/16/2017 - 2:10pm My Son has Muscular Dystrophy also. OSU has done right by Jacob.

My family is True Blue all the way through, but I give Urban and OSU their due.  Jacob has been a friend of the team and personal friends with the team and coaches.  It goes way beyond a staged event or PR move.  Whatever faults or animosity towards OSU or their program you might have, what they have done here is as classy any anything from us in recent memory. 

This is not dimissing or putting down Michigan's efforts with the Chad Tough or anything else, but OSU have stepped up to that level for Jacob.

Each Fall, one Saturday is selected by the American Coaches Association as the Coach to Cure Muscular Dystrophy.  Michigan has participated to varying degrees over the years and look forward to Michigan participating with enthusiasm going forward.


03/16/2017 - 8:28am There was a Michigan Reference on Blue Bloods too.

Garret, the PR advisor was wearing the classic "MICHIGAN" blue t-shirt.

It seems fitting to have a Michigan presence on a show named BLUE Bloods.

12/09/2016 - 9:32am Parachutes? In his sleep.

Coach Harbaugh would have a submarine breach at the 50 yard line while drinking a gallon of whole milk.  

11/02/2016 - 4:58pm I am impressed.

I think Michigan can make a very good impression on most of those questions.  The thing I like most is that the programs and values that 'check those boxes' have been established and noted for a couple years or more.  

Michigan doesn't have to make anything up this week to look great.  A nice apology for the snafu would help, but let Michigan shine and all will be fine.

09/07/2016 - 7:00am He would have contributed here

But, that was not in his best interest according to the coaches based on the medical information available. It was not for a scholarship. Doing the right thing for the player, despite the players opinion, raised my respect for the coaches. Wish him well.

09/04/2016 - 11:11am There are some coaching opportunities.

Not too concerned yet about the spread defense yet. Having a linebacker threaten those short slants will be possible. But that will take some teaching and repetition. Even so, Hawaii made it to extreme NFL scoring range. Not sure what the percentage of 55 yard fg attempts are good, but am guessing that defense was good enough to prevent scores more than half the time.

08/18/2016 - 2:57pm sound like fun

After 20 years of Financial Services Compliance, would be a nice change.  But I know nothing about NCAA rules other than they are stupid and subject to whatever the powers that be wanted them to be, after the fact.

05/05/2016 - 6:25pm Message from Space.

Japanese star wars rip off.  Horrible.

I recall seeing Highlander 2 and having my friend scream "Six Seventy Five"  as in 'I just wasted $6.75' and time I will never get back. 

It did have the excuse that there was a fire and much of the movie was lost and they didn't have money to reshoot so they made something up from what survived.  Bad choice.

12/03/2015 - 3:01pm I agree

The tone of the board has become significantly more sour in the past three months.  Thought it would improve with better on the field results, but it hasn't.

Jumping on people for starting threads or poor titling of threads is unnecessary.  It will not change behavior. 

If I don't like a thread, I don't read it.  I am not harmed or out anything other than the five seconds it took to realize the thread was mislabled or stupid.  I find that it takes far longer to wade through the vitriol of negative posts to find anything substantive to judge worthwhile or not. 

We all have Michigan in common, so send the hate to State (either one or both)

11/24/2015 - 6:36pm Tough day

Full disclosure:  I have a child with terminal discease.  Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.  We were on the Videoboard at Michigan Stadium in the pregame of the Minnesota game last year.  That was the game where Chad and his family were on the field.  That day, we thought how luckly we are to have our son, disease and all, for every day we do.

My heart aches for parents who lose their child.  There is nothing like it and you are never 'whole' after that.  I know this because in my community, losing sons is something that happens weekly, somewhere. 

I am sad for the Carr family.  Parents and siblings.  I am sad for the people touched by his story.  Next week, stop being sad and act.  I am sorry to be blunt, but act.  Give money, raise awareness, write congress and tell them our funding of medical research of terminal diseases is a joke.  Tell the FDA to do what it can to improve the pipeline of approvals of promising treatments.  Ask for us to buy one less aircraft carrier and cure one childhood disease.  Get involved in "Make a Wish"  Find someone in your area that could use a hand or your expertise if you have one. 

Today, there was a hearing at the FDA about a new treatment for Duchenne.  The first ever.  It will not help my son, but it is hope.  This treatment came about because of people decided that this damn disease has killed enough of our children.  They raised money, motivated scientist, and generally pushed for something to be done.  The cancer that took Chad can be fought and beaten one day.  Make that day happen sooner by getting involved somehow. 


11/11/2015 - 1:44pm Hope Kids is great

Thank you for asking. is a great one around here.

They have all kids of events and bring families together in with others in the same boat.  They will rent theatres out for first run shows.  They clean the theatre out to reduce the chance of catching an infection because many of the kids on Chemo are immune compromised.  They get tickets donated to local events.  We got to go Trick or Treating in the Mall of America with Kevin Love a couple years ago.

Children's hospitals will have lots of information on local groups.

Most rare/childhood diseases will have an organization that will have opportunities.

Sometimes, the most appreciated thing is dropping off a gift card for Applebees to a group that can get it to a family.  Can't underestimate the value of not having to cook dinner some nights.   

11/11/2015 - 10:58am Horrible news

I am a father of a child with a terminal disease, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.  Losing kids is part of our community's experience.  Devastating doesn't come close to describing it. 

We are thankful for every day we have and hope that the Carr family has as many precious moments as possible.

For those wishing they could do something, please do.  There are organizations out there that have a goal of making amazing memories for kids who happen to come with an expiration date.  Find one, volunteer or give. 

It doesn't matter if your kid has Cancer, Duchenne, cerabal palsy, or dozens of other killers, we do the best we can and a little help in making those special moments means the world.

The Michigan Coaching staff hosted our family for the Coach to Cure event at the BYU game this year and the Minnesota game last year when Chad and his family were there.  Events like that are possible because people care and act. 

Prayers for the Carr family and Fuck Cancer.

10/31/2015 - 6:42pm Checking in

Section 113 row six, surrounded by our Maize and Blue brethren.
Go Blue.

10/28/2015 - 9:56am Sad Day

I live in Minneapolis.  Coach Kill is a great guy by all accounts.  Wishing him and his family health and strength.  

Last week, another beloved Minnesota sports figure passed away.  Flip Saunders.  Been tough to watch a sportscast around here for a whle.  The only positive was that it pushed the Vikings-Lions rehash aside faster than they got through the offensive line on Sunday.


10/27/2015 - 12:02pm I will be there

I will be there with my Nephew.  Looking forward to the game.  I hope it is a grand destruction of the gopher varmits.  I had to see the Jug at the MN state fair, displayed out in the open like they expected to keep it for a while. 

Bring the Jug Home.

10/26/2015 - 5:57pm watched the game yesterday

I can blame Stafford for many things over the years.  Yesterday had nothing to do with him.  There were unblocked rushers from everywhere.  That was the worst line play I have ever seen at the pro level.  Told my son that they can fire all the players, so the coaches have to go.

10/26/2015 - 10:47am I was at the 2003 Game.

Just moved up here and was with the wife.

We were getting some wicked harassment from a couple of drunk gophers.  About halftime, I had enough and got in their face and was nearly thrown out.  To my great appreciation, the rest of the fans, almost all Gopher fans, correctly identified the other guy as the asshole that needed to discuss somethings with security.

After that, I really enjoyed the comeback, but had no urge to gloat more than a knowing smile on the way out of the stadium.  Except to that one guy. . .  I may have made some comment to him on the way out.  



08/25/2015 - 5:27pm Have a connection with someone who is close to Flood.

Everything I have ever heard was that he was a great guy and went out of his way to connect with people that could use some help.  I can't say anything about this particular incident, but until I see something that is actually inappropriate, I will hold back judgment.  Rumors of impermissible contact and leaning on professors is a lot different from actual improprieties. 

You can make fun of Rutgers for being Rutgers, but let's have at least a moments pause before attacking a man's integrity based on internet rumors.  If the facts support the allegation, have fun.

06/05/2015 - 3:12pm shows of note


West Wing


Battlestar Galactica



05/08/2015 - 8:04am Only wish I could give more Bangs

for the image of a Thundering heard of Aaron Sheas and others.

Enjoy the day.


05/07/2015 - 4:09pm Nationwide is an excellent hospital

My son has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and that hospital is a leading research and treatment site for Duchenne.  When he was in the hospital in Minneapolis last summer with heart issues, one of their top Pediatric Heart specialists calles us on a Sunday to consult.

I swallow my distate for OSU and give credit where it is due. 

05/06/2015 - 9:13pm checking in

Don't post much, but here it is.

Pushing 50, graduated from TC class of 85 and LSA in 91.  Had a really good time and didn't want to see it end.

Live in Shakopee, MN now.  Outside Minneapolis.

Work in Financial services.

Most Michigan thing:  My wife (UM nursing school) and I made my daughter's middle name Blue.

04/30/2015 - 1:56pm Minneapolis


04/29/2015 - 7:59pm Go wings

Wanted this won and done already, but tonight works for me.

04/28/2015 - 1:25pm Met Kevin in Minneapolis for a charity event.

He was a great guy and engaged with the kids that day.  Took them trick or treating through the Mall of America on Holloween. 

That was a flagrant intent to injure. 

Wish him a speedy recovery.

04/28/2015 - 1:15pm Not sports related.

This is National Parkinsons awareness month.  Sports trauma is not a cause for Parkinson's.  Football can do terrible things to a body, but this is not one of them.

Loved what Gibby brought to the game.


04/08/2015 - 4:14pm We are a civillized society

We have a hunded increasingly horrible ways to kill him and the medical technology to try every one of the at least once before settling on the one we don't bring him back from.


04/06/2015 - 7:05pm Norfleet!

Love that Dude.  He brings it 100% and I enjoy watching him everytime he is on the field. 

03/26/2015 - 7:42pm I grew up in Traverse City

Traverse City is awesome. 

My wife is from Grandville, but the whole area is full of natural attractions, low cost of living, excellent schools, and enough people to have a meaningful economy.   Sailing on Grand Traverse Bay was an incredible way to spend summers.

This is only my opinion, so I am not saying other places suck.  Just my two cents.