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01/17/2018 - 12:40am Dull but ,,,

A Michigan helmet

Watched the first hour of Unrest tonight. I had no idea how debilitating CFS is. Thank you for educating me and many others.

06/14/2017 - 11:52pm Mother Teresa

I met her at the convent of the Missionaries of Charity in Washington DC in 1996. A main spiritual advisor for the order and a dear friend of our family, Fr. John Hardon, SJ (who has a cause for canonization himself), arranged for her to film for commercials for Right to Life of Michigan, and I was in-house counsel. She made it a point to speak to everyone in the room for a minute or so, and she gave each of us a handful of Miraculous Medals. Unforgettable experience.

01/04/2017 - 11:10pm Kicker or Punter

Would love to have someone with experience on the roster

05/15/2016 - 11:45pm Anthony Carter

Pickup basketball against AC at CCRB in the day. Played against Carl Banks; he was a beast.

02/25/2016 - 6:52pm Golf Scramble

My Dad, brother, and I played out of our minds and won a golf scramble. Dad wasn't much of a player but he rolled in 3-4 putts, and he was so excited. He died two year later on that date, and my brother and I still talk about it. (June 17, 1994 -- same day as the O.J. Bronco chase)

02/01/2016 - 9:15pm Hair Stood on End

Saw Austin Hatch make a couple of free throws, and I had tears in my eyes.

08/11/2015 - 10:44pm Grant Hill

Fantastic player and a good guy.

02/11/2015 - 10:12pm Painful to Even Think About

Mike Lantry's kicks at the end of the Ohio State/Michigan games in 1973 and 1974, especially the 1974 miss that many claim was good, would make a good 30 for 30.



12/02/2014 - 5:52pm God Be With You Brady Hoke

12/01/2014 - 5:18pm Thank you

Thank you for these posts! Only 9 months until the 2016 season starts.

11/29/2014 - 9:42pm Stunning

At the end of September 2012, Michigan was 4-0 and ranked. The idea that Brady Hoke would be fired would never had occurred to Michigan Nation. His teams were 23-7 with a BCS win. The collapse of the program has been stunning. Off tackle left for -2 with 7 in the box when Gallon had a 9-yard cushion.

10/26/2014 - 6:15pm Brilliant

Well done!

10/25/2014 - 10:18am Great first post

Thanks and welcome.

09/30/2014 - 8:55am For Brady Hoke

Does the medical staff have an obligation to tell the football staff immediately when a concussion is diagnosed?

Did Hoke meet with counsel for the University prior to the Monday press conference?

Did Hoke decide not to learn the results of SHane Morris's examination to allow him to pretend to be ignorant of a concussion at Monday's press conference?

When did Hoke learn of the diagnosis?

When Hoke learned that there would be a press release on the diahnosis, why did he not ask what it would contain?

09/29/2014 - 7:58am The medical staff will take the hit

There is video of all of the treatment rendered. If someone cleared him medically and communicated that to Hoke, Hoke has a justification for allowing him to play and avoid getting fired. There will be a lot of scrutiny of the medical staff.

09/29/2014 - 7:51am Although it won't happen ...

Suspension with pay for one week pending internal investigation of medical protocol and no one telling Hoke that the wobble occurred -- especially if Coach Nuss was telling him to stay down. Are there pictures of the sideline immediately after the wobble? I haven't seen any.


09/27/2014 - 7:07pm Bad

The decisions have nothing to do with the team or winning. He ran a hurry up down 31 with the starters in the last minute, and today they ran 40 seconds off the clock per play down three scores in the fourth quarter. He decided on Morris and Mossis was going to stay in the game irrespective of performance or health -- because that is what Brady decided. Sad


09/07/2014 - 12:18am Offense Going Forward

The big question is whether the offense will improve over the course of the season. Can Brady, Coach Nuss, and the staff coach up the players?

08/28/2014 - 12:27pm Gus

Money scene:

08/28/2014 - 12:14pm Congratulations

Wonderful to see the traditional pre-game posts. Excited about 2014-2015 for Michigan!

08/25/2014 - 8:38pm Hope You Are Right

The 2014 team has a chance to have a great year. But predictions for the individual games -- especially before the first snap of the season -- mean little. Who thought a year ago that the 2013 team would be outplayed by both CT (ranked 121st in Sagarin EOY) and Akron (137) and feature the worst offensive line in college football?

Are the pre-season expectations for this team really higher than they have been for any season since the Lloyd Carr era?

With the exception of App State and Miami of Ohio (and arguably Rutgers), there are no automatic wins on the schedule. That said Michigan also has a chance to make the national championship playoff. I would bet under 9.5 wins for what it is worth.

The stage is set for a level of disppointment that dwarfs what 2013 produced if this team struggles.

05/07/2014 - 7:15pm Wide Right

No good ... wide right

04/01/2014 - 8:33am Beilein is the best

Steve Fisher and Tommy Amaker have done well since leaving Michigan,as did Johnny Orr and Bill Frieder. Even Brian Ellerbee had a virtually-impossible task of building a winning program under the circumstances. But John Beilein stands out.

While John Beilein's offensive genius in clear, the turning point of his time at Michigan appears to have been replacing his entire coaching staff after the 2010 season. The quality of the recruits and player development improved dramatically after that. That had to have been an incredibly difficult decision personally, but Beilein did what was best for the program. He selected the perfect coaches to build the program and help him implement the Beilein system.

There is not another coach in America that I would want over Beilein to coach Michigan going forward -- although the prospects of recruiting 5 of the country's best 10 players every year is appealing, even if all are one-and-dones.


03/31/2014 - 9:24am Outstanding!

Thanks for all of the hard work. Belonging to this community of Michigan junkies is a joy.


03/16/2014 - 7:32pm KenPom -- Michigan/State's draw

Wafford -- 184 Delaware -- 105

Texas -- 39 Cincy -- 24

Duke - 7 Virginia - 4

Louisville -- 2 Witchita State -- 5 Villanova -- 6

Florida -- 3 Arizona -- 1

Trade draws with Sparty? No thanks.

02/14/2014 - 9:51pm Mt Rushmore

Bo, Fielding, Fritz and Harmon -- Would have AC and Ufer on deck

Rice, Cazzie, Rudy T, and Burke

12/09/2013 - 12:18am If Not UConn, Somewhere

MSU is losing six multi-year starters on defense. His stock will never be higher (think Jim Herrmann after 1997.) It is hard to imagine a 47-year-old D coordinator waiting for a 57-year-old head coach to retire. There are a number of high profile jobs open now, and more will open up soon. Good luck to him.

11/14/2013 - 8:29am Bad Form

Mentioning Space Coyote by name was fine. By explicitly demeaning SC's credentials to bolster his argument, Brian was out of line. But it is his blog, so he can fire at anyone he likes. I will continue to read the material posted here in any event

11/13/2013 - 12:01pm A Positive Comment for the Offensive Line

The Michigan offensive line has had a better November than the ObamaCare website and it has a brighter future

11/12/2013 - 10:03pm Coaching Matters

LaVert's progress makes me wish John Beilein coached our offensive line

11/11/2013 - 2:29pm Praying

Will be praying for your wife, you, and everyone caring for her.

11/04/2013 - 7:38pm Very Sorry to hear of this

May perpetual light shine upon him

03/31/2013 - 6:58pm Thought of

Bob Ufer. Wouldn't this be awesome with him narrating this?


02/12/2013 - 10:39pm Congratulations

God's blessings to you and your family. Wonderful that you and your wife take so seriously your faith, Lent, and the example you set for your children.

09/04/2012 - 7:53am Bad Taste

While no doubt intended as a joke and without malice, using the crucifiction of Jesus Christ as the basis for humor is inappropriate. I doubt there will be a reference to the Holocaust or flip remarks about Islam in future podcasts. Perhaps you could work in material about the Dark Night Rises shootings.

07/09/2012 - 11:17pm Lloyd Carr -- as Mother Teresa doesn't count

I met Mother Teresa in Washington, D.C, but that was scheduled, as she filmed a commercial that I helped arrange -- but she is far and away my best name drop.

When I was a senior in high school, the basketball team played the coaches in an IM floor hockey game. Lloyd Carr grew up with many of my coaches in Riverview, and he played with them. I faked him while he was playing defense, and he drilled me into the bleachers in a no-check league rather than let me have a scoring chance. He looked at me and said, "Sorry kid." He got banned from the league for the hit. I have met him a few times since, and he is a tremendous person.


02/20/2012 - 11:15am Seems high

But the higher the better when it comes to tournament matchups. Think they will end up as a 5 seed

12/05/2011 - 12:05pm Mike Valenti is an Entertainer

Mike Valenti is a very good radio talk show host, despite his anti-Michigan bias. I listen to his show because it is thought provoking and I spend a lot of afternoon time in the car.

He is the Rush Limbaugh of Detroit sports radio -- opinionated and polarizing. He evokes passionate responses, especially on Michigan-related topics. It is a testament to his skill as an entertainer that there are so many mgoblog threads about him and that so many listeners call to gloat when he gets a prediction wrong or his teams lose.

12/05/2011 - 9:39am Spartan Bob Karma

The Harris Poll voters and the coaches rated us higher in their polls, and 5 of the 6 computers rated us higher. That is how life goes. As Spartys have told us for years, "Quit whining."

12/04/2011 - 2:01pm Here is what Palm said at 12:45

"Oklahoma State trailed Alabama by 342 points in the Harris poll and 166 in the coaches' poll.  With the current computer projections, the Cowboys would have to be the mathematical equivalent of 28 points behind in Harris and 15 back in the coaches' poll."

12/04/2011 - 1:12am Jerry Palm, post-Sparty No, says Sugar

facing West Virginia

11/28/2011 - 11:08am This is Michigan State Video

Wouldn't it be great to see a "This is Michigan State" football video -- 1 BCS bowl appearance in 45 years, no bowl wins in 10 years, 49-7, with clips of Braylon in OT, CMU's onside kick and game-winning field goal, and Mike Hart's Little Brother blast. Go Badgers!

11/27/2011 - 2:52pm Purpose of BCS

The BCS is designed to match the two top teams to play a national championship game. While not as satisfying as a playoff, it is a lot better than the previous system -- one that frequently resulted in split national championships because of conference affiliations. I am glad that Auburn and Oregon got to decide the championship on the field last year.

11/27/2011 - 1:59pm Not what he said

He stated that irrespective of what some think, the rules permit the rematch. Acknowledging that these are likely the two best teams and that the rematch will happen does not mean that he is advocating a rematch or that he believes that the rules should allow it. He did not say that there should be a rematch and he certainly had the forum and opportunity to do so.

11/27/2011 - 1:43pm Not to be a Danielson Slappy But ....

Danielson publicly stated that there should not be a rematch in the BCS championship game before Alabama-LSU game.

I did not see anything Danielson said yesterday, but the statement quoted by the OP doesn’t indicate that that Danielson has changed his opinion that only conference champions should be allowed to play for national championships; but rather he is recognizing that the rematch is permitted by the present system. I would be surprised if he now is calling for the rematch. Are there any links/stories indicating that he favors a rematch?

Of note, I called WXYT during that segment in 2006. I asked Danielson if he thought Michigan was a better team than Florida and would win a game between the two teams. He thought Michigan would beat Florida, but that only conference champions should play for the national championship.

11/09/2011 - 6:58pm Exceptionally well written

Thanks for the insights. I cannot think of another sports-related story that has generated this type of reaction

09/12/2011 - 3:22pm Ridiculous Line

Conclusive evidence that MSU gets no respect and is not a national program. I would bet Sparty in a heartbeat

09/11/2011 - 12:13pm Couldn't Help But Think ...

What if Bob Ufer had been calling the play-by-play at the end of that game. I haven't heard Frack Beckman's call, but I am certain it will go down in Michigan history as one of the great sound bites

06/15/2011 - 7:46pm Still Shutter at the Thought

I played a 20,000 to 1 15-team half-point card and some other gimmick cards at the Barbary Coast many years ago. I lost the first NFL game that finished (Carolina lost to Philly) and my next 13 pickets came in like Secretariat. I put the Panthers on all of the tickets -- with the total possible winnings of $120,000 or so. I lost the Monday night game, but would have hedged up to $50,000. I had winners everywhere and made a lot of money that day, but ...

The sad part is that I went to Vegas to bet heavy on two games that weekend. I bet on Ohio State over Iowa, and OSU led by 30 points in the 4th quarter -- but Iowa scored 21 meaningless points late to cover. Because I lost Saturday, I bet less on Sunday -- and that cost me a ton. I did win the big NFL bet at least.

04/24/2011 - 9:32pm Thank You for Your Service

It is greatly appreciated