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03/05/2018 - 1:54pm Charles Naismith??

Why was an Australian Rules footballer writing a bad basketball instructional manual?

02/23/2018 - 9:47pm Going to be fun

I love the way this team is starting.  Hitting has to improve and probably will but we all know shut-down ptching wins Championships in softball and this team has two freshmen who are going to do great things. 

01/25/2018 - 2:18pm ??

MSC??  Who is that?

01/17/2018 - 6:18pm Evidence

But the evidence right in front of you contradicts that thought.  Nassar abused far more people than Sandusky yet Sandusky was far more derided.  

01/15/2018 - 8:56pm I really needed that

I had begun to doubt Michigan's ability to finish anything.

12/09/2017 - 2:35pm The opposite

I feel the opposite of what I felt after the Ohio State game.  Go Blue!

10/17/2017 - 10:55am Parshallville

I loved going there as a kid.  They had it all .... the water wheel with the creek, the donuts coming off the fryer, the cider getting pressed, picnic tables by the creek to sit and eat outside.  Franklin is nice but far busier and much less of the old-time feel.   

09/20/2017 - 12:57pm Huh?

The idea that the press is what is allowing Harbaugh to recruit well and get leeway from the fans is silly.  Harbaugh recruits well and gets in any door in the country because of his resume not the press.  He gets recruits because he has shown he can develop talent for the NFL and win football games.  He gets leeway not because the press has labeled him a savior but because of the clear evidence that he is a good fooball coach.  One doesn't need the press to label you anything when you can point right at your successes.  He has mountains of evidence that he is a good coach.  He does not need mountains of press clippings.

09/18/2017 - 5:55pm Harbaugh does not live by the press

I dispute the idea that Harbaugh lives by the press.  Harbaugh does what Harbaugh does and the press finds that interesting.  I don't think Harbaugh seeks it out in any way.  He is just different and people doing things differently are perfect for the media.  They make their work easy.  

He is under no obligation to answer anything.

09/18/2017 - 11:41am Winning percentage

I have to (really weakly) pull for Sparty.  As of the start of the year Notre Dame was only 0.002 percentage points behind in Overall Winning Percentage.  I would be happy to just expand that gap until we don't have to think about Notre Dame moving in front of us again. 

01/10/2017 - 4:40pm Web page lesson

I probably knew this already but trying to read this WoF recap reinforces that one should NEVER use yellow text on a white background.  Just not a good idea in any way.

12/19/2016 - 10:28pm Huh?

I don't think there is a program at the entire University that goes to such lengths to play real competition.  UCLA, Florida, Florida St., USF, Arizona St., and Texas A&M are all on the schedule next year all away from home.  They spend the first month of the season on the road at various tournaments playing the best teams out there.

07/15/2016 - 5:48pm Good variety

I play a lot of board games especially during ski season.  Most have already been mentioned but ones I like are:

Any of the Empire Builder series.  Martian Rails, Iron Dragon, EuroRails ....

Dominion (as noted above) is a good one with lots of expansion sets so there can be a ton of variety.

King of New York/Tokyo is quick and fun.

All of the various Cataan games are good.  They range from simple preset boards (German, Stone Age ...) to the complete set of Settlers where you can create new boards each time.

Carcassone is fun and has a number of expansions.

7 Wonders, Ticket to Ride, Puerto Rico, Power Grid, Alhambra, and Railbaron are all pretty good.

My favorite if you have 5 hours is History of the World.  A little like Risk but more structured.

01/26/2016 - 11:38am Reading comprehension problems?

Where exactly did I bash Coach Harbaugh?  I was bashing you and your poor rationalization of how this went down.

01/25/2016 - 11:08pm You are clearly not getting the timeline

He was offered a full scholarship during the summer by Jay Harbaugh.  He was told maybe in November that he might not have that and that he could be a PWO or gray shirt.

I get that you are playing a technicality on Jay not being able to offer a full scholarship or the silly 'official offers couldn't go out before August 1, 2015'.  I bet a lot of guys that Michigan is recruiting were offered full scholarships by someone other than Jim Harbaugh before August 1st and they all believe those were real offers.  

I don't have a huge problem with the way it's going down.  I do hope Jim Harbaugh cleans it up a little in the future.  But, your defense of this situation is not based in reality. 

10/31/2015 - 11:50am Read the article

Maybe before saying something like that you could actually read the article.  Yes, there are warnings and turns before the checkpoint.  There are also generally police stationed at each of those possible escapes and they pull you over for evading the checkpoint.  Just like what it says happened.

"If you get busted at a checkpoint you should get 15 years for stupidity."

You should learn how things work before making such ridiculous statements.

03/27/2015 - 8:44pm Moeller

Toomer came in under Moeller so he isn't on the Carr list.

01/20/2015 - 10:11pm Frank Gore loved Harbaugh

Frank Gore has had nothing but good things to say about Harbaugh:

""He's my best coach. I didn't enjoy here until we started winning. Since he's been here, I've been winning."…


01/20/2015 - 10:01pm Hunter says ....

"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."

I don't think anyone from tonight is going pro right away though.

10/30/2014 - 2:52pm Not actually bad behavior ....

... but I was wondering if anyone else ever got into the tunnels on campus?  A few of us were in the East Quad basement one day and noticed an unmarked door was unlocked.  We went in there and found a network of halls and rooms.  The rooms had kind of turned into storage areas and the halls were just rather dark and dusty.  We wondered around for a while and never found anything too interesting.  When we finally went out a door, we were across the street in the School of Ed. building.  Unfortunately we never found that door unlocked again and never got to explore any futher.  

10/30/2014 - 1:35pm A couple of the crazy but not

A couple of the crazy but not the craziest things I did (there is no need to bring up everything) ....

In 1989, I lived on Catherine Street next to a very angry woman who did not like students. She would call the cops on us at every opportunity.  One party night, she called the cops and they gave me a ticket for a noisy party.  At the time, they told me I could contest it and they would give their opinion to the judge which they told me was "It wasn't too noisy but we did hear one person yelling."  So, I thought I would contest it and it would just come down to what the officers said and the judge's opinion.  In order to make it interesting, I decided to take acid the night before the hearing and stay up all night.  Right before heading to the courthouse, I smoked one up and walked on over with a friend.  Once my case was called, I realized it was going to be a bad scene. They had a prosecutor call the police officer as a witness and when he was done he turned to me and said 'Cross-examine?'  I was dumbfounded having not realized what was about to happen so I asked the police officer if it was really loud. He answered 'yes' and I sat down. After the prosecutor called the woman next door, the judge turned to me and asked who I wanted to call to the stand.  I was hazy at best and called myself to the stand where I went into a sobbing story about the woman next door never being nice to us and how it wasn't fair. The whole time my friend was sitting in the gallery laughing his ass off. The judge finally asked if I was finished and just shook his head as he said '$75 ... pay the teller.'      
Got busted twice smoking pot ... once at Rick's and once in the Stadium at a game against Minnesota.  When I got busted at Rick's, the officers took me outside and asked me why I had to smoke in the bar.  They said "We don't like to come here for this but if they call us we have to come. Look, you could come right out here and there are all kinds of places to smoke. Look at that parking structure right there ... that place would be great."  I would come to know those officers too well.
In 1990, we were protesting against the arming of the Campus police and took over the President's office.  We (about 30 of us) spent the night in Duderstadt's office before a whole bunch of crazy stuff went down the next day and I had to split.  Those who stayed did not end up Champions but were arrested in the building and released.  They were going to take them away but a huge crowd outside managed to keep the police from taking the protestors from the building.
Also in 1990, we were spray painting "Stop the War on Drugs, Legalize Marijuana" and "No Cops, No Guns, No Code" all over campus with very large stencils.  We were finishing up near the MLB and noticed a campus cop coming towards us. The chase was on and I ran like never before towards the Power Center and into the parking garage there. Unfortunately, the three friends with me all followed me instead of splitting up.  We ran down the stairway (although the slower two hid behind doors and managed not to get noticed) and out the lower level towards the Hill dorms. One guy had come through with me and we were so far in front of the cop we hid under a van in the parking lot where the Life Sciences Institute is now.  The cop ran right past us but there were Ann Arbor cops driving all around looking for us at this point.  One car pulled into the parking lot with his lights right on us under the van so I rolled out and took off back into the garage.  My friend waited until they chased me and the took off for the Cemetery in an effort to get to the Arb. Once back in the structure, I tried to jump a wall, didn't clear it and hopped around in pain as the Campus cop asked me if I was done already.  When the A2 police car pulled up, the same officers from the Rick's story above got out and said "Gxxx how did we know we would find you here?"  While they were talking to me and taking a picture of me with paint all over my hands, I heard an officer on the radio chasing my friend.  He had gotten to the Cemetery fence in front of Stockwell before she grabbed him there.  We somehow managed to get Student Legal Services to take our case (which they weren't supposed to do) and got off with restitution because the prosecutor could not find the right statute.

Just a couple off the top of my head.  I can't use the tickets but I thought I would join in for fun!

09/19/2014 - 4:54pm Best line ever

"Michigan inevitably folds in on itself in twelve different ways until they are an intricate origami turd."

At least it is intricate.

08/13/2014 - 7:09pm Definitely code

There has been a code of non-academic conduct for a long time now and expulsion is definitely one of the possible penalties.

Here it is:

08/06/2014 - 6:55pm Baylor 1975

My first Michigan game was Baylor, 1975 when I was 6 years old.  The game ended in a 14-14 tie (fairly inauspicious beginning).  It was band day which was when a bunch of surrounding high schools would send their band to the game and they would all get on the field at halftime and play together.  Basically the entire field would be covered by band members.  

Even with the lackluster game, I was hooked right away.  I loved the tailgating and playing football with any kids I could find in the area.  I already loved Ann Arbor before that due to trips up to Drake's Sandwich Shop/Candy Store and Border's books when it was still on State Street.   

My second game was band day the next year and it wasn't until 1977 that I got to go to two games.  Starting in 1978 I went to almost every home game through 1990.  By second grade I had already told my teacher that I wanted to go to UofM and almost every art project I did in 4th grade had something to do with Anthony Carter.  I actually just found the paper Thanksgiving turkey dressed in a #1 jersey the other day while I was going through boxes.

Good times!!

06/25/2014 - 3:53pm Ummm ....

Tyson lost his boxing license and was fined $3 million plus legal costs.  He appealed and got the license back a little over a year later.  I think Suarez will get a one-year ban.

05/23/2014 - 5:11pm Outside!

It sure looks like Waldrop is getting more calls on the outside than Betsa is.  I think that's what Hutch has been chatting with the umps about.

05/18/2014 - 10:30pm Woo-hoo!!!  That was awesome

Woo-hoo!!!  That was awesome and scary and awesome!

05/18/2014 - 10:24pm Go Blue!!!

Go Blue!!!

02/26/2014 - 6:37pm Ahhhh

Thanks for the clarification.  I figured I was reading something wrong and so it goes.

02/26/2014 - 5:18pm Wha?

"Michigan is all but assured a share of the title unless they lose three of their final four games. The only way they'd miss out on a title in that situation is if MSU, losers of five of their last nine games, wins out."

That doesn't seem right to me.  If MSU won out they would be 14-4 and if Michigan lost three of their final four they would be 12-6.  So, if Michigan lost three of four and MSU lost one, Michigan would still miss out on a title, right?  If Michigan lost two and MSU won out there would still be no share of the title.


10/17/2013 - 10:40pm So....

So, you're saying that we're going to double our running production!?!  Woo-hoo!!

04/17/2013 - 11:51pm Close

You're close .... it was actually Computerized Registration Involving Student Participation.  I know it goes back at least to 1983 and probably a bit before that.  If I remember right, when I was there in the late '80s, CRISP took place at Lorch Hall.

07/27/2012 - 11:24am My favorite part of Hoke-speak

Can you give your thoughts on the rivalry with Ohio State and going head-to-head with Urban Meyer?

“It's not about coaches, it never is. It's about the players who are on the field, it's about two great schools.”

He always makes it about the players and school and never gets baited into making it about himself.  Exactly what Michigan needs is right!