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02/28/2014 - 10:14am Lydia Loveless - for the record

The Eagles (or in her words "suing ass motherfuckers", for not letting her record it) song was Boys of Summer.  The show was indeed awesome.

01/18/2011 - 8:58am W00t hockey post!

Keep 'em coming.

10/07/2010 - 11:49pm Is there any way to buy a shirt on Friday?

Is so, please let me know.

10/04/2010 - 1:43pm Enormous, profligate fountain

If it makes you feel any better (not that it will), the water in that profligate fountain and the lake surrounding it is 99.99% sewage effluent.

09/28/2010 - 4:12pm Hagelin is awesome, but...

...  tossing around the "D" word might be a bit of a stretch.

Please, prove me wrong, Carl.

08/30/2010 - 11:01am Well done, Sir

Possibly the best article I'll ever read that devotes a paragraph to dong punching.

08/25/2010 - 1:39pm Are you telling me my hatred has been misdirected?

I've always assumed that he was the cause of the end of the dancing by the hockey pep band director. If not, please elaborate. Unless, of course, and I'm quoting Mr. Formal Communication Haithcock here, the reasons are "to numerous to elaborate".

08/09/2010 - 2:25pm Speaking of urinal neighbors

I once used a urinal next to Ernie Harwell, and still regret not striking up a (post-leak) coversation. Back on topic, Keith Bostic broke my finger sliding into base when we played city rec softball together.

07/27/2010 - 11:30am What a fine job this does of

What a fine job this does of tearing open emotional scar tissue. Reading the first two was enough anguish for the day.

03/29/2010 - 5:27pm You pretty much wrote my comment for me

Great write-up, Brian.

Great effort, team.

03/28/2010 - 3:35pm Indiana Alpaca Invitationa

We were wondering about that, too (although not enough to actually look it up afterwards). Is a race, a shearing, or an ultimate fighting-type contest? And how does one earn an invitation?

03/22/2010 - 4:47pm FYI those wanting tickets to Fort Wayne

As of this morning, the Michigan Ticket Office had a two ticket maximum on orders for the Regional. That cap has now been lifted. You can order them by phone from the ticket office, sit in the Michigan section, and avoid the Ticketmaster "service" charge.

03/19/2010 - 11:06am Yep. From what I've heard,

Yep. From what I've heard, Hogan's not all that close to being ready so questioning the goalie decision is moot.

03/16/2010 - 4:51pm Luck

Re: "Assuming 'luck' is essentially random, the pendulum should swing back the other way"

If luck is indeed random, having bad luck this year has no bearing on whether we will have good or bad luck next year.

Other than my one over-analytical nitpick, nice review.

03/15/2010 - 3:21pm I'm interested in three

email forthcoming

01/22/2010 - 9:26am JJ responds to Lombardi's comments

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2010/01/dean-lombardi-jack-…

01/21/2010 - 8:58pm What makes Lombardi's idiotic comments all the more damaging

is that there is a small sliver of fact in there, so they can't be rejected out of hand as 100% BS. I saw Jack lead the rush up the ice more in his two years here than all of the other defenseman combined in the 25 years I've been watching Michigan hockey.

He was certainly the exception, though, in terms of the amount of freelancing that Red has allowed.

12/14/2009 - 10:39pm Not to nitpick, but Morrison

Not to nitpick, but Morrison was a junior when he scored the national championship-winning OT goal.

Re: Brian's comment "With Lee Moffie playing very well, I'd scratch Llewellyn again." Moffie's been playing quite a bit lately. The more relevant question may be Llewellyn or Pateryn? Or, Red could revert to rotating among five defensemen, as he did for most of the Wisconsin game.

12/14/2009 - 6:33pm Drew Palmisano --> Kyle Palmieri?

Llewellyn's slow, but not that slow.

09/04/2009 - 4:27pm Good enough...

... to remind me that I haven't made a donation to this site in a while. Bravo.

07/24/2009 - 2:23pm Onward and upward

Congratulations.

03/30/2009 - 12:08pm Pucks bounce...

... but zero visits to the championship game in over a decade is starting to seriously piss me off. At least my lust for Jeff Jackson as our next coach was somewhat tempered by Notre Dame crapping the bed in Grand Rapids.

03/27/2009 - 1:26pm Still debating between The

Still debating between The Arena (better crowd) and Aubrees in Ypsi (better viewing/sound).

03/17/2009 - 10:37am Grand Rapids

I'd greatly prefer the team be placed in the Grand Rapids regional, but primarily for selfish reasons (i.e. more convenient to attend). The quality of the competition is the dominant consideration regarding their success. They made it through a relatively weak Albany regional with ease last year; our last trip to Grand Rapids, not so much.

02/26/2009 - 5:14pm Controversial early whistles from the referee

So, when they go against us (i.e. the end of the Notre Dame game), they contribute to our getting "completely hosed".

But when they are in our favor, they're "something that's inescapably part of hockey".

Got it.

02/23/2009 - 1:26pm Between the histrionics over

Between the histrionics over Conboy/Tropp and the kvetching about the (admittedly) bad calls, I feel like I'm on an internet message board here.

02/03/2009 - 1:00pm Stifling creativity

Mr. Cullen certainly didn't pick the best night for seeing free-wheeling, college hockey. Jackson is a helluva coach and he has a great team, but that tight-checking style certainly doesn't lend itself to creative play.

It would have been better if he would have explicitly pointed out that this wasn't a typical college game, but he gets partial credit for the "at least on this night" comment, as well as alluding later on that it is Notre Dame's style that suppresses the entertainment value.

01/27/2009 - 9:13am Seems reasonable to me

Suspension for the remainder of the season strikes me as a fair penalty. Brian, your assertion that the severity of the penalty should be tied to the quality of the games missed ("This is not a penalty. State's season is over.") doesn't sway me. By that logic, no suspension of a Western player could ever be long enough.

Besides, State's new coach next year will still have the ability to extend the punishment.

12/29/2008 - 2:33pm Your goalie comparison left

Your goalie comparison left out the fact Sauer made the NCAA all-regional team last year, and was likely the scond choice for MVP in Albany behind Porter. Of course, then came Denver. My hope was that Billy was going to continue the maturation process this year and keep playing well further into the tournament. That scenario is looking less likely now.

I'm perplexed by how the team can play so much better in front of Hogan, but there appears to be sufficient data to indicate that it's not just a statistical anomaly. I still think we need an on-his-game Sauer, along with team playing as if Hogan is in net, to make any noise in the tournament this year.

09/25/2008 - 4:41pm In regard to Sections 44 and

In regard to Sections 44 and 1, there is a wide swath now bisecting the M for (I presume) handicapped seating. The painted M doesn't look so hot now when the stadium is empty, the t shirt idea would look equally fractured. 

08/28/2008 - 2:59pm Nagoya

If you are going to be in Nagoya this weekend, Shooter's Sports Bar looks to be a good place to start:

www.shooters-nagoya.com