|04/19/2018 - 5:35pm||Welcome to the Windy City||
Always a pleasure to have more M fans in town.
You say you're moving to Chicago for school. Thus, I assume you're in your 20s. Duffy's is the ultimate place to go if that's the case. It's a youthful and boisterous atmosphere. It's where I went when I was new to the city. Kind of like a rite of passage.
These days, for me, I prefer The Diag. It's an "older" crowd in that it isn't newly graduated 22-year olds. Not as shoulder-to-shoulder as Duffy's but plenty of TVs for viewing.
There are plenty of other places throughout the city that could make sense based on where you're living. If you're in the West Loop, head to West End (but avoid at all costs if the Blackhawks are playing. You'll never get sound and might be relegated to a few TVs only).
If you're in River North or Wrigleyville, try the Rockit restaurants. But if you're going to the River North location, get there early. It fills up fast.
If you want a more chilled out location, there's Matilda's in Lakeview. But the TVs are as good.
That's a good primer for your introduction. Of course, once you're here long enough, you'll find your neighborhood bar (there are plenty), buddy up with the bartender/owner, and get the M games on whenever you want. But you'll probably be fighting over sound for the Bears/Cubs/Hawks games.
|02/05/2018 - 2:51pm||Good Odds||
The Good Odds Toyota commercial featuring Lauren Woolstencroft (born without legs fom the knees down and without a left arm) was my favorite by far. Inspirational. "Start Your Impossible." Goosebumps.
|01/24/2018 - 3:46pm||Pitino||
Pitino should still have to keep that National Champions tattoo he got. Kinda like his Scarlet Letter. A big ol' "L" on his shoulder.
|01/05/2018 - 3:22pm||You joke||
I know you're joking but last night on ESPN 1000 here in Chicago, Michael Wilbon said he had "inside information" from "friends in Ann Arbor" that Jim Harbaugh is all but ready to leave for the Bears. So, the madness continues.
|11/28/2017 - 4:42pm||Exactly||
Exactly what the real Griese would want us to believe.
|09/26/2017 - 1:34pm||NHL||
It's not college, but anyone living in Chicago and going to Blackhawks games will tell you the fans start a "Detroit Sucks" chant no matter the opponent.
|07/18/2017 - 10:15am||What's||
|06/17/2017 - 3:09pm||I would.||
I'd have a yooge problem with Harbaugh inviting Trump. But I'd be quite ok for either Bush, Romney, or McCain. It's not the party, it's the person.
|05/15/2017 - 2:06pm||What about||
Nebraska traveling to Maryland?
|04/28/2017 - 11:07am||It's a great feeling||
It's a great feeling knowing Jabrill Peppers has a job and Danny Kanell does not.
|10/27/2016 - 5:39pm||Is his name KTisClutch?||
Is his name KTisClutch?
|10/24/2016 - 3:34pm||"steamroller-versus-bag-of-Ch||
|09/22/2016 - 11:39am||Missouri||
They already have a rivalry w/ Illinois and there's a potential border war w/ Iowa. When they were trying to beg their way into the conference, I was ok w/ it happening (since expansion was going to happen anyway). I would have taken them over spreading east b/c the Big Ten, to me, was, is, and always should be a Midwestern conference.
|09/07/2016 - 5:23pm||Great minds||
I had the same thought when I looked at the list. If we brag about having the most wins in college history, we should know about some of the greats that helped us achieve those bragging rights. I look forward to your list.
|08/11/2016 - 4:55pm||Wisconsin||
We host them once a decade. We play PSU in Ann Arbor every other year.
|08/08/2016 - 11:41am||I voted||
I love these lists b/c every now and then someone lists a player I've never heard of (in this case, WD listing John Maulbetsch) and then I get to learn something new and further my belief that truly no one has it better than us.
|08/08/2016 - 11:26am||Top 10 Coaches||
5. Matthew Mann - men's swimming
7. Cliff Keen - wrestling
8. Ray Fischer - baseball
10. Kurt Golder - men's gymnastics
|08/08/2016 - 11:05am||Top 10||
1. Tom Harmon
2. Charles Woodson
3. Bennie Oosterbaan
4. Willie Heston
5. Cazzie Russell
6. Sierra Romero
7. Benny Friedman
8. Bob Chappuis
9. Desmond Howard
10. Ron Kramer
* As much as we all love Tom Brady, he isn't in the Top 20 of M athletes of all time. *
|07/06/2016 - 2:14pm||Passing Game||
I say this every time someone asks about M books. It's a great read about Benny Friedman, a Michigan great that too many of us know nothing about.
|06/22/2016 - 5:28pm||The White Buffalo
The White Buffalo
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
|06/22/2016 - 4:13pm||No Cheating Here||
2. Brandon Minor
3. Level Blanchard
4. Derrick Alexander
5. Henry Rowengartner
6. Tim Hardaway, Jr
7. Mitch McGary
8. Gordon Bombay
9. Lucy Draper
|06/13/2016 - 5:31pm||I'm biased||
But Fritz Crisler deserves it over Lloyd. It's also hard to argue against Oosterbaan as a player.
|04/01/2016 - 10:12am||Agreed||
A guy I went to college with proposed to his girlfriend on the jumbotron at that game. They broke up before the wedding.
|03/09/2016 - 10:59am||2 for the road||
Jimmy Eat World - The Middle
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - SOB
|02/03/2016 - 2:46pm||Gotta be||
Gotta be some pear trees in Ann Arbor somewhere, amiright?
|01/04/2016 - 3:52pm||No it's not.||
|12/29/2015 - 11:08am||Champ!||
Hightower, Baldwin, and Zona's D led the way. (And Tom finally had a subpar game.)
However, I owe the win solely from the team name: Harbaugh's Army. It wasn't even a fair fight.
|12/29/2015 - 10:55am||You forgot||
Rod Payne, possibly the best center M has had in the past 30 years.
|12/18/2015 - 11:10am||The nighttime sky . . .||
in Ann Arbor is filled with so many stars these days, amiright?
|12/17/2015 - 2:57pm||PLUS!!!||
SI hates Sparty.
|11/07/2015 - 8:31pm||Kalis||
Any idea why Kalis didn't have any stickers on his helmet?
|10/29/2015 - 4:26pm||47-3||
|10/19/2015 - 11:52am||Kilwin's||
It's a Kilwin's and it's awesome!
|09/30/2015 - 5:28pm||Awesome job, my friend||
You lured me in with the pizza emojis. I stuck around for the interactive positional chart.
|09/28/2015 - 5:16pm||Asking for a friend||
How early do they have to get inside the stadium and can they sneak booze in for you?
|09/24/2015 - 3:02pm||31-28||
|09/14/2015 - 3:25pm||45-10||
Boys in Blue.
|08/26/2015 - 4:56pm||Spelling||
This is the least frustrating part of the original post.
|08/26/2015 - 4:54pm||Angelos?||
|07/29/2015 - 2:18pm||Ring of Honor||
I like your idea of the Ring of Honor, but what would be the qualifications? Heisman winners? All Americans? First Team Big 10? We're talking 150 years of players. There were great players like Benny Friedman from the early 1900's who deserve the recognition (IMO) just as much as players like Woodson and Harmon. We might run out of space, which isn't a bad problem to have.
|07/01/2015 - 11:33am||Chelios||
Chelios did it in reverse.
|05/01/2015 - 10:36am||The Hold Steady||
"Boys & Girls in America" is one of my favorite albums of all time and one of the best albums of the 2000s.
|04/14/2015 - 3:01pm||Best/Worst||
I think the Best are easier to determine than the Worst. I'll use the starting year of 1996, when your original Browns moved to Baltimore (b/c I think if we're just talking all-time greats, the Yankees and Canadiens can't be touched):
BEST: Spurs (NBA), Red Wings (NHL), Patriots (NFL), Cardinals (MLB)
WORST: Timberwolves (NBA), Oilers (NHL), Browns (NFL), Expos/Nats (MLB)
|04/10/2015 - 3:23pm||Great Name||
Waffles is a great name for a dog (cuz everybody LOVES Waffles???). I live in Chicago and have a 2-year old American fox hound named Leroy Brown. He's a great pup.
|04/10/2015 - 3:19pm||Wings fan glasses||
I don't think it's an unreasonable belief to think he'll stay in Detroit. That's not a homer opinion. Might he leave for Toronto? Sure. But Detroit treats him well, he has upper management who know how to draft and develop, and he has a say in everything. It's not like Wings fans are bitching that he needs to go because we haven't won the Cup in a few years. He's not going to be "sainted" like he might in Toronto, but he is beloved in Detroit none-the-less. There are legitimate reasons to think he'll stay beyond just Wings fans' homerism.
|04/03/2015 - 7:07pm||alternative music!!!||
All great albums!!!
|02/27/2015 - 3:40pm||RIP||
Next number in the rafters.
|02/26/2015 - 5:57pm||Great Job!!||
Unfortunately, I have to fail you for leaving off the greatest university in the history of history in your answer to #7.
|02/24/2015 - 4:32pm||Serious question||
Do they give trophies for winning these tournaments? If so, where are they housed on campus? I imagine we're running out of space with the success Hutch has had for a long time.
|02/23/2015 - 4:01pm||Top 3||
Baylor, Oklahoma, Tennessee.