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03/08/2015 - 2:52pm Mel Pearson

So I think we may be getting a little ahead of ourselves with the Mel coming back train for several reasons

  • He's making more than Red at Michigan Tech and just signed an extension going through 2020-2021 season
  • His original contract had a 275,000 buyout going down 25,000 each year while I'm not certain I'd figure on something similar in the new contract
  • Tech is his alma mater who he played for under another legendary coach John Macinnes 
  • Tech alums are crazy excited for him to be back, my dad who was in school during the same time as Mel can't stop talking about how good Tech is going to be now and about how exciting their return to glory is
  • Hockey at Tech is football at Michigan, no sport is bigger or more important to the university or even remotely close to it's level of importance
  • College hockey is different in terms of recruiting and dominance the teams currently ranked 1 and 2 North Dakota and Minnesota State are located in Grand Forks and Mankato not really emminently more desirable locations than Houghton

Do I hope Mel comes back to Michigan and we win everything for all the years he's here? Yes, yes I do but I'm just not sure that if Red retires Mel comes back.

12/19/2014 - 3:24pm wnem news confirmation

So I didn't feel it was worth me starting a post but wnem news out of Saginaw is confirming the verbal commit posted by chatsports. Why does this matter? Because the people at wnem I know confirming the verbal commit have real knowledge on the situation. I know this sounds like more hearsay but based on the journalistic integrity of the people I'm hearing this from I believe that the verbal commit of Harbaugh is real

09/30/2014 - 7:32pm whoops

my bad

09/30/2014 - 7:25pm daily coverage

Daily coverage was good hopefully the news outlets will pickup the video to show the speeches and marching on the president's house. All in all not bad a bad protest considering.

09/30/2014 - 6:08pm schlissel

This definitely doesn't seem to support Brandon in any way. I for one could certainly see this being simply an opening remark with a firing coming in the near future

04/23/2012 - 12:16am Depends

As a member of the UofM paintball team I feel pretty well qualified to answer this question. 

My personal opinion is as follows:

It depends on which kind of paintball you enjoy playing, considering you said you're ordering an etek 3 I'm guessing you are thinking about playing some speedball, airball or whatever you want to call it but not playing in the woods.  This means that Hell Survivors is essentially out, they have great big games and the open play can be fun but its essentially dead for speedball unless your bringing everybody.  Cru in Flint can be hit or miss, nobody ever seems to be there when I decide to go but maybe thats just me.  Futureball is a similar boat as Hell Survivors it can be fun but nobody really goes there to play speedball anymore and the only real selling point they have is that they sometimes do bring your own paint which is hard to find anymore.  I can't really speak to No limits in Taylor but as I haven't heard of it that most likely means it's not huge on the speedball scene.  Now on to the places I recommend you try Warzone, it's in Ohio but it has a great indoor and outdoor they recently got a new set of PSP bunkers and turf for the outdoor and is currently a great place to play the downside being that it is pretty expensive, typically between 60 and 80 bucks depending on what deal they are doing. On the plus side there is a chick-fil-a at the mall nearby which is a worthwhile stopping point unless you go on a sunday and they are closed which sucks.  Finally my recommendation TCP in Lansing, they operate out of the old Chaos field which is actually in Charlotte and might be kind of a haul depending on where you're coming from but it has in my opinion the best competition in the state and good prices at 45 bucks for entry and a case.

TLDR go to Warzone or TCP Lansing for speedball, if you happen to be a woodsballer and I read you completely wrong go to Hells or Futureball

also if you currently don't have a pbnation account you should probably go ahead and make on since they have relatively up to date field listings with ratings on them and what ammenities they have

and finally the etek3 is a decent gun but if you want more info send me an email [email protected] and I can point you in possibly a better direction. 

and now I realize I've spent the 20 minutes crafting this response and not studying for my reactions exam

damn

03/21/2012 - 4:33pm interest

well if the guys above me crap out I'm in

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03/16/2012 - 1:08pm interested

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03/01/2012 - 2:44pm split squad games

I believe they only split into two squads but could be wrong on that, and I'm almost certain that rosters are announced for each squad ahead of time

02/26/2012 - 11:34pm cool

I'd be interested in an espn league [email protected]

01/24/2012 - 12:34am baja

one of the guys on the baja team is currently working to paint all our ATV helmets with a similar setup, I'll post pictures when there done

12/19/2011 - 2:56am cool

cool series of videos, made me respect Mike Martin even more

10/02/2011 - 10:09pm portillos

I lived in Chicago for all of about 3 days this summer and the thing I miss most is Portillos

the Italian beef is simplay amazing

09/30/2011 - 1:19am hmmm?

did she write a book? is there a link to an article? your post could be more informative 

and to be honest who is Dorry Gannes anyway?

07/18/2011 - 5:51pm joke

this joke isn't funny for hose of us suffering without any

oh well at least I have a pool

06/26/2011 - 7:58pm actually

turns out his nickname was supposed to be big daddy and the teammate doing the naming was just really bad at spanish

06/11/2011 - 9:43pm *the entire Band of Brothers

*the entire Band of Brothers series in a row you mean

06/10/2011 - 8:16pm they look really good

they look really good IMO

also VanBergan keeps looking around akwardly

05/28/2011 - 8:59pm Rhode Island

for some reason I really started laughing at Rhode Island

"no seriously we're a state"

05/18/2011 - 6:23pm jerseys

I really like our Jerseys I think they will be even better once we swith them to Maize and Blue for next year.  The school didn't pay for any of the jersey design fees those all came out of pocket and we ok'd everything.  Digital camo would seem to indicate kids running around with guns in woods which is very far from what we do so no thank you I'll stick with what we came up with.  

05/18/2011 - 6:14pm my role

I play the Dorito Back position which basically means I shoot a lot so that the players in front of me can advance up the field.  All the gear you listed is outdated but in paintball that doesn't really mean much it's kinda like Golf yeah the wooden drive may not work as well as the Titanium shiny one but it will still work.

05/18/2011 - 6:09pm Maize and Blue

We would have if Maize(yellow) was allowed in the league we're playing in right now but it's not.  When we make our jerseys for next seasons College Series I'll post photos since they will be maize and blue.

05/17/2011 - 10:57pm Houghton

anybody know how many seats Michigan Tech's stadium is?

05/14/2011 - 9:47pm shotput

It can be pretty dangerous especially in warmups with multiple throwers throwing at the same time. Especially in high school when people are learning new techniques and shots tend to go everywhere. During my high school days the rule was to never walk with your back to either the shotput or discus rings just in case but it's pretty easy to slip once and get nailed.

04/27/2011 - 9:46pm avatar

why does everybody steal my picture??

04/24/2011 - 7:49pm yikes

watching the leg flop in the air when he falls is pretty gruesome

04/23/2011 - 10:18pm Paintball

Playing a tourney in California at Huntington Beach had a bunch of Go Blue's and talked to a couple fans

04/08/2011 - 9:10pm punt

I don't always punt but when I do I prefer they go really really far

04/04/2011 - 2:05pm markers

we normally use whatever people have but it just sort of happened that at HB we all used an eclipse ego of one model or another

03/24/2011 - 10:53pm gucci

gotta be gucci mane

03/03/2011 - 6:15pm sometimes

It depends on the situation while the Silverdome and the Palace aren't surrounded by restaurants and developments.   I would argue that the downtown area of Detroit has gotten a significant amount of development due to the Comerica park and Ford Field and to a lesser extent the Joe.  I don't think it's clearcut whether stadiums help or hurt an area but in my opinion they definitely have an overall positive effect on the area.

02/13/2011 - 7:25pm got ya

I feel your pain on being broke Paintball is about the only thing I spend my money on. Good luck with the job search

02/13/2011 - 4:56pm it's

never too late to come out and play as long as your still enrolled of course

02/12/2011 - 2:10am nah

we pretty much say it however we want we have a good time playing those guys and they know how to take a joke.  

If you want to play right now the best place I can recommend is Warzone in Sylvania Ohio if you don't plan on playing until spring you could also check out Hellsurvivors in Pinckney MI.

02/02/2011 - 1:49am well

from what I've seen of the storm so far I don't think class needs to be canceled... 

02/01/2011 - 6:00pm bluto

I consider him to have a successful career

02/01/2011 - 5:45pm Daily

the Michigan daily has done an article about it and there is no record of it ever having happened

02/01/2011 - 1:02pm wait

she doesn't just report what just happened in Chicago weather wise?

01/31/2011 - 6:58pm gum

bet he's getting new trident layers he'll be set for life

01/31/2011 - 2:22pm ehhh

I don't think anyone whore's themselves out as much as the SEC does to get in Student athletes

01/31/2011 - 2:17pm there

I negged you instead

01/31/2011 - 2:17pm there

I negged you instead

01/30/2011 - 12:33am steelers

I dislike Rapelisberger but Polamalu from everything I've read does seem pretty genuine either way GO PACK

01/24/2011 - 2:34pm math

math is actually the most likely to transfer as it's pretty much the same everywhere you go it just has to be checked out by UofM to ensure that the math wasn't ridiculously easy or something

01/24/2011 - 1:36am ach

I searched long and hard but I I couldn't find any good it's always sunny in philadelphia jabroni moments so of course I'm watching the episode now

01/22/2011 - 5:34pm last year

This years was way better than last and the NAIAS has never really been a huge stop for the likes of Maybach or Ferrari etc.  I thought the show was really good this year and the number of new cool cars was good with the new BMW 1 series m and the new explorer and all of chrysler's new cars

01/20/2011 - 1:10pm Michigan Difference

UofM hospitals are amazing they saved my dad's life with a liver transplant.  Your niece is in the care of some of the best doctors in the world my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

01/19/2011 - 1:51pm excited

After reading this article I'm feeling genuinely excited to see what he can do with our defense for next season

01/17/2011 - 2:08am daida

yeah daida had some great lectures actually I thought the class in general was pretty good except when hildinger lecturing

01/16/2011 - 8:10pm what

Classes do they teach I'm a ChemE and I don't think I've heard of them I'm in 330 and 341 currently