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06/11/2015 - 4:14pm Last word?



RIP Dusty, you gave a legion of wrestling fanatics a great victory cry!  


(wow, that was 30 years ago. . .)

02/26/2015 - 3:19pm Life is a state of mind. . .

12/04/2014 - 8:10pm Whoa...and by that system

Hackett logically hires Harbaugh!

Wait...or Herrman. Or Hanlon?

12/03/2014 - 7:22am He had Low-T

Totally legit, prescription and everything.

08/14/2014 - 7:08pm she said "many male skaters. . ."

wait, what?  


Mind.  Blown. 

06/27/2014 - 6:03pm Grammar

A guy sure could learn alot paying attention to your posts.

03/14/2014 - 11:25am Hush that dirty mouth

Uncle Rico over Mox any day of the week. . .he could throw the damn ball a quarter mile.


Dead serious. 

01/23/2014 - 9:46am Over-and-back=blown call

Looked good in real time, but the ball actually never was within a foot of half-court, and neither of his feet touched down before he released the ball. . .the man was wronged.

11/29/2013 - 4:13pm What is this, Sesame Street?

What number are they boycotting?  

It's stuff like this that makes one think that the whole state is full of orans. . .

11/26/2013 - 10:53pm On the rock?

On the rock, or on the guy?

If I had any skill, I'd replace the rock with Big Al's head, and I'd hope that Sisyphus could properly orient him.

Hope...dream...might even try that prayer thing...

11/25/2013 - 12:55pm Ufer pronunciation guide

it's "F-MEEeechigan".  Easy.  

10/25/2013 - 6:38pm Arrrrrrgh. . .



Now what the hell am I going to do. . .anyone have any idea how long this'll take to grow back?  



10/06/2013 - 10:16pm Fan re-org

Let's just get this over with. . .DB, please just fire the entire student fan base in one swift move and put up a few "seeking" ads on Craigslist. . .Middle-aged W/M ISO 25,000 co-eds for weekend fun.  


C'mon, Dave.  You know you want it. . .

10/06/2013 - 10:11pm Absolutely frigid

Freezing rain/sleet/snow mixture, if I remember it right.  Sat shivering in North Face Gore-Tex gear, worst weather for a game in Ann Arbor I've experienced.  And for those who are wondering, no, the student section was not full. . .although it almost certainly out-performed the rest of the stadium in %age of tickets used.  



09/30/2013 - 12:30am Decent chance

Decent chance he heard it anyhow, wherever he may have been.

09/04/2013 - 10:35pm League: Sydney Leathers' Playground

Team name: The Pocket Rocketeers

12/09/2012 - 8:36pm All game? Sure about that?

0-0 score and 20:00 on the clock. . .not sure 'bout that.

12/04/2012 - 9:19pm I'd put my money on The Raven.

I'm sure "let's read this to the boys before they go to bed" seemed like a great idea at the time.  How would the dads know their attempt at getting a bunch of 10 year-olds interested in literature would have such impact?

And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;
And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming,
And the lamp-light o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;
And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
Shall be lifted – nevermore!

11/29/2012 - 1:22am Unless your name is Nate

Silver, you have no chance vs. THE_KNOWLEDGE.

11/26/2012 - 9:22am No, link. Here

Lest we forget:…

11/11/2012 - 4:31pm It's simply logic.

100% of the 75% believe they are part of the 25%.

Me? I'm different: I am definitely part of the 25%.

11/11/2012 - 12:23pm Nothing is Rich Rod's fault.


1) Driven snow.
2) Ivory soap/Marilyn Chambers
3) Rich Rodriguez.

(Not necessarily in that order)

11/11/2012 - 12:00pm A stepladder?

What, have you mistaken Will Campbell for a 1950's-era housewife straining to reach the upper cabinet shelves?

This man is 300 torso-baring pounds of Tackledom.

What we need is an industrial lift.

Or a ramp. A ramp could work, too.

(Edit: Hell. Misplaced response to an earlier post. Point remains, though...)

11/09/2012 - 6:21pm This just seems too awkward (or coverage is misleading)

If DB wants to move the game, he presumably has the $ and negotiating leverage to do so--especially if it is a State on the other side of the negotiation.  In the current economy, is it responsible for CT State officials to turn down a profit-multiplier, should Brandon actually offer it?  Are they just waiting until closer to the UCONN season ticket sale deadline to announce it, so as to minimize the length of the Manuel pinata session?

Considering UCONN's 2014 schedule looks wide open (from the googles, anyhow), I'd be pleased if the real plan is for Brandon to give ND the "yeah, screw you back" handshake on Sept.1, 2013, pay ND the penalty for cancelling the 2014 game 1 year out, and announce later that day that UCONN will receive ANOTHER $1 million check for playing at Michigan Stadium on Sept. 6, 2014. 

Reward Warde with two big paydays, stick it to ND (making them scramble for a quality opponent), and add another home game in 2014?  Sounds like a good deal all-around. . .except for the CT-based scalpers who will be denied the opportunity to make a fortune shoehorning Michigan's fans into a 40,000 seat stadium.

10/28/2012 - 6:37pm Federal Employees are freed!

OPM made it official--tonight, we drink without worry!

10/24/2012 - 4:43pm Don't be ridiculous.

It was croquet.  Wickedly competitive match, at that.

10/24/2012 - 4:27pm "Hold my calls, I'm playing squash"

Holy hell. . .Pitino calls Bill Martin to explain (or, to be talked into it?), and he is sent to voicemail by Martin's secretary because the boss is playing squash?

Forget missing out on a pretty good coach (again); in my view, the worst part about all of this is that the UM Sailing and Squash teams are still non-factors in NCAA competition, despite the hands-on attention from our AD.  

I mean, come on Bill!

10/24/2012 - 12:15am No, two blue guys.

Not black, blue. Like smurfs. Wearing maize. ish.

10/23/2012 - 12:10pm 28-24

Michigan wins.  Again.

10/14/2012 - 12:01pm That's the unedited old book.

The 2011 revisions are important:

"And on the sixth day, Brandon said: 'let there be light;' and thereafter, all were cold on late-November evenings."  


10/14/2012 - 11:44am Yes, but...

Doing so at risk of a physical beating in most stadiums, no?

10/14/2012 - 11:06am A Welcome Return to Normalcy...

It did seem, for a while there, that folks felt winning was no longer an option...glad to have it back on the menu.

Main course? WINNING.

Your three sides? WINNING, WINNING, AND...WINNING.

And for dessert? Lemme guess: "WINNING." NO. F-OHIO. THEN TWO MORE WINNINGS. THANKS.

08/29/2012 - 9:16am 12 seconds off the clock

99 which some announcer comments: "yeah, right. Some world-class speed."

08/15/2012 - 2:00pm ND=Paris Hilton?

It's pretty awesome how closely the "famous for being famous" Hilton and your description of ND parallel one another--change a few words here and there, and the post is like a Mad-Lib for the post-prime set. 

Except for the top-notch academic bit, of course.  Not sure there's anything short of a complete re-write that'll make that one applicable to Ms. H.


08/15/2012 - 11:27am A-men re: Joe louis

And btw, Joe Louis was 75 years old when he lost to Rocky Marciano.  Or 76.  Or, according to Frank Sinatra, he was 137 years old.  A hundred thirty-seven years old!

Seriously, I overhead this in a barbershop.  True story.

04/20/2012 - 11:45am Bowden: "We call that one 'the crocodile'."

ugh. . .as a student I had the pleasure of attending Miami '88, MSU '90, Colorado '94, and FSU '91, and that FSU loss may have been the worst of all. . .such promise for that team (legitimately so), completely demolished by Buckley and Amp Lee.  

I think I remember Coach Bowden's quote right--may have been from a post-game interview that I saw later that day. . .was a crazy lateral-throwback play that went for a TD.  Whatever he called it, I vividly remember how happy he looked over it, sort of an "I can't believe we pulled it off either".  

04/07/2012 - 5:50pm Fielder hits his second HR...

Fielder hits his second HR for the Tigers...who now have five off Beckett in this game.

04/07/2012 - 10:52am I like turtles.

I like turtles.

Tiger, please leave them alone...

03/26/2012 - 2:41pm Slap and Tickle?

Twig and Berries?


03/25/2012 - 3:14pm I do it, I love to do it. I

I do it, I love to do it. I just did it and I'm ready to do it again, don't tell me you don't do it...

-M. Brooks

02/26/2012 - 10:30pm Srs?

I'm not so sure he was...

Of course, a client just made me drink a french assload of the Rhone, so maybe i'm just confused.

Yes, on a sunday evening. My wife is pissed, but hey...

02/18/2012 - 7:20pm Where is this?

Is it near the fabled Bolivian?

Can you see Bolivian from your porch?

02/13/2012 - 10:46pm The Staring Contest

Posted this last thursday night, after having failed in the staring contest for roughly 10 hours. . .45 seconds at a time.

Mgoblog is my homepage (yes, rare, I know. . .), and when I powered up, one of my just-graduated employees saw Brian's "80-pound trophy" post on my screen. . .and. . .well, despite my own ban on non-work internet during work hours, I opened the link he forwarded, and the rest is. . .huh.

Ms. Upton apparently is a pitch-woman for SoBe, and she has cut both tv and web ads establishing herself as the undefeated, un-dis-pu-ted Queen of All Staring Contests.  

Not sure any of us has a chance.  I sure didn't. 

Especially after my wife caught me. 


02/10/2012 - 2:00am Losing a 10 hour, 51 minute staring contest

At 3:07 PM, my auto-refresh loaded Brian's 80 lb. trophy onto my screen.

At 3:07:12 PM, my hipster employee interrupted my stunned, silent, happy place with: "She's hot. Have you seen The Video?"

Having been cold-busted violating my own rules, I reminded him that we shouldn't be distracting ourselves with the internet, but if The Video wasn't indecent, well...let's take a look.

I can't look away long enough to figure out how to embed, so here it is--it's Ms. Upton, which hopefully gives it the SFW benefit of the doubt (if not, i wish you buenas noches from Bolivian. . .where the internet hopefully supports youtube).

02/01/2012 - 5:25pm Oh come on...four words?

Are the Ohio players expected to memorize that?
<br>No, really. The WHOLE thing?

12/03/2011 - 10:40pm Whoa--it's over.

He said "no argument", so that settles it.  Come on.

11/29/2011 - 12:10pm YMNC?

I had no idea that the "NC" in "YMNC" stood for "National Championship".  Thought those last two letters crudly described a basal desire of YM.

it's amazing, the stuff you learn on this here blog.

11/25/2011 - 10:09am Er, maybe...

But Mitch-Mc-Gary may remember it differently.

11/04/2011 - 8:53am Ugh

Someone is about to get an UGG shoved in a very uncomfortable place.

10/25/2011 - 7:20am The Three-Dong Rule Trumps all.

it's a well established precedent.