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08/21/2018 - 6:35pm After being left off the…

After being left off the ancient history team, I'm glad to finally get my due!

06/12/2018 - 4:17pm So I guess being team…

So I guess being team captain for 3 of my 8 years on the team doesn’t count for much! We never lost a game while I was captain. 

01/26/2018 - 4:22pm Mostly Candied Yams

Mostly Candied Yams

01/26/2018 - 12:46pm Crazy

If it was a government travel card he would still be personally responsible for paying back the charges. Those are tied to the members personal credit. If it was a government purchase card why did he have it in his wallet?

01/05/2018 - 10:30am Seth’s Big Testicle

When skimming this post, Seth’s Big Testing Article reads as Seth’s Big Testicle. 10/10 would visit again.

10/03/2016 - 12:55am Nope

The clock starts ticking the moment you step foot in the classroom. Doesn't matter if you play sports in college or not. you have five-calendar years in which to play four seasons of competition.

08/04/2016 - 3:36pm Little Known Fact

Did you know about the time JH took DeVos out to go get a drink?

They go off lookin' for a bar and can't find one. Finally, JH takes DeVos into a vacant lot and says, "Here we are!" Well, they sat there for a year and a half. Sure enough, someone constructed a bar around them.

The day they opened it, JH ordered a shot, drank it and then burnt the place to the ground. JH yelled over the roar of the flames, "Always leave things the way you found them!"

02/23/2016 - 3:01pm PONDY!

It definately looks like Pondy!

08/07/2015 - 11:10am Yep.

Sure, SSGNs have some cool toys, but nothing that makes them unique. For me, having 24 Trident II missiles is a much cooler cabability than 100 Tomahawks. SSGNs might be a more fun boat to be on, but the role a SSBN plays in the world is why I think they are cooler. I mean, they shoot things from underwater that go into space. SPACE BITCHES.

08/06/2015 - 9:39pm I've been on the USS Michigan

Cool boat. It was cooler when it was a SSBN.

05/03/2015 - 1:40am Wait, what?

So you're telling me that the 2-star recruit who was pushed into the starting line-up as a true freshmen didn't meet your exceedingly high standards of excellence. Color me shocked.

10/08/2014 - 4:10pm It's the dealers

The car dealers don't want to work Sundays. But people want to buy cars on Sundays so the dealers all pushed to make it illegal so no one can can can break the no-Sunday code and sell lots of cars.

It's like price fixing but legal.

12/04/2013 - 8:57pm Some notes

1) The university is not the only tenet of the buildings adjacent to the railroad tracks. A company called GTH operates out of one of the building to the south of DPS.

2) As others have noted plant operations fit really well into the old Hoover Ball and Steel (Namesake of Hoover Ave btw) company, but those facilities are very old. This was never planned (re: Section1) and if it was, it wouldn't have been terrible planning back in the 1930's

3) There is actually a theater operation out of those buildings, I've seen kids outside practicing swordplay during the summer months.

4) Transportation services is not the university's most visable land outside the diag. That would be any of North Quad, Law Quad, Weill Hall, North Campus, The Hill, basically any other building. You actually can't even see Tansportation Services from the street. (Again re: Section1)

5) The university could easily move these functions to the plethora of land it owns on North Campus. There is already an ancillary bus depot on Baxter Road. Have you ever driven up by the Laundry Services Building (or even known the university has an entire building dedicated to laundry)? There is plenty of space up there for these support functions, it's just a matter of funding and building new structures when there are adequate facilities in place.

6) None of this land is near the Edward Bros site.

11/15/2013 - 3:22pm Must be a new policy.

We used to have players enrolled in engineering. Mark Hugye is the most recent one, and he was a Naval Arcitecture major, which is very difficult. He also came in under Carr, but since then I don't think there have been any engineering majors in the football program outside of walk-ons.

10/07/2013 - 8:25pm I scalped about 30 mins before the game

A scalper tried to sell me a regular ticket for $15 about 30 minutes before the game, but I needed a student ticket which I found for $10 a few minutes later. (The scalper even was gonig to split up a pair)

There were a lot of people trying to offload tickets and I think the scalpers ate a few tickets on Saturday.

09/04/2013 - 10:24am 38-35 Notre Dame

ND pulls it out - HA!

06/10/2013 - 8:17pm Outside the Big Ten

My three favorites are:

Tenessee - Neyland Stadium

Tailgating is the SEC is awesome. Was there for a Florida-UT game and some of the tailgaters were grilling aligator (kinda rangy and tough) Neyland is a great stadium in the heart of Campus and is a big stadium. The Pride of the Southland Band playing Rockey Top was just terrific.
 

Oregon - Autzen Stadium

Lloyd Carr called it the loudest stadium he ever coached in, and the announcer proclaims in never rains in Autzen, but it sure did drizzle when I was there for the Cal game a few years ago. Only 60k fans but they were intense and it was a Thursday night game. Good tailgating outside the stadium, but really the excitement of games there is nearly impossible to match.

 

Alabama - Bryant Denny Stadium

I was there for the Iron Bowl, so it may have been crazier than normal, but damn those are some passionate fans. It's amazing how much people (especially the girls) get dressed up for the games. The student section is open seating though, so we had to get there 3 hours before the game, but got great seats. But that does kinda kill your buzz before kick-off so we snuck in about 6 single shots of Jim Beam each. The entire stadium stood for nearly the whole game. But the one weird thing about Bryant-Denny is that they had a seperate area of the student section reserved for the fraternaties and sororities.

06/10/2013 - 8:05pm Agreed

The husky stadium was kinda a dump, no lighting in the concourse and it felt like walking around a parking garage. The renovations are completely redoing the concourses so that shoud improve. Tailgating on boats in Lake Washington is awesome though, but it's hard to look good wearing purple to a football game.

But the worst problem with Husky Stadium is the runing track between the stands and the field. It pushes all the seats 30 feet back on the sidelines and about 80 feet back on the endzone.

03/28/2013 - 12:42pm I don't need a quiz

I once took action on the results of a German club handball game from an offshore.

But then again, my 25:1 ticket on Michigan winning the tourney that I snagged last August is still looking pretty.

02/13/2013 - 3:45pm I guess these are out

02/13/2013 - 3:19pm But do you understand the

But do you understand the scientific causes of the hole in the Ozone?

02/12/2013 - 2:39pm Firearms on Campus

The only students I remember owning firearms on campus were a couple of the ROTC guys I knew. Other than that I don't remember a single person have a gun at their AA residence. I knew some that had firearms at their parents house, but never in AA. That was only a few years ago.

It seems like it wasn't until after I left AA I realized just how many people in this country own guns.

01/15/2013 - 5:44pm They played a pretty

They played a pretty thrilling 3OT game against Minnesota this year to open the season. I only remember that game because I stayed up till 2AM on a Thursday night watching it when I had a 7am meeting the next morning at work.

01/14/2013 - 5:37pm Travel Fairness

I'm pretty sure the Big Ten has a certain mileage cutoff for driving vs flying. It might be something like 600 miles, so the inner schools have to drive everywhere while the outer schools get to fly when they face the schools across the conference. One could argue that flying 1000 miles would be easier than driving 500.

I'm not 100% on what I wrote above, but if a team like Nebraska is going to fly anywhere east of Chicago, it really doesn't add too much on the trip whether it is Columbus or State College, PA. If I were a player in Lincoln I'd reather fly to Columbus than drive to Champagne. Being farther away could actually reduce your travel times, is what I'm trying to get at.

01/12/2013 - 3:30am Sand Diego is great and all

But as long as Portland, Oregon is still a city, no other place gets to claim having the best craft brew scene in America.

01/06/2013 - 2:50pm Transitive Property in Sports

I like this graphic from the NFL this year.

http://www.businessinsider.com/nfl-parity-graphic-2012-11

Every team is better than every other team, including themselves.

 

01/05/2013 - 1:15am That's a really dumb

That's a really dumb observation. I doubt there is a really any correlation to there being more racism just because someplace is considered to be in the south. But then again the first counter example that popped into my head was South Africa...

11/07/2012 - 1:46pm Alignment

With Minnesota's balanced formation and Michigan having 7 guys in the box, no matter what you are going to have 3 defenders on one side of the play and 4 defenders on the other.

Unless Michigan lines up a guy over the center, they are going to be at a disadvantage on one side of the formation or another.

10/05/2012 - 4:43pm Ol' George

I have fond memories of engaging Georgie in sport. I blocked for him as the center on '90 squad. A tremendous runner Georgie was, and he had more moxie than any other man on the Grid, with the exception of perhaps my good friend George Holden.

09/30/2012 - 4:08pm 2011 Alamo Bowl

Washington and Baylor combined for nearly 1,400 yards in a barn-burner. No defense was played that game either.

09/14/2012 - 5:33pm Kitchen Dick

Out on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington is "Kitchen Dick Road".

I gotta imagine there is a great story behind that one.

08/20/2012 - 8:21pm Steam Tunnels

I've been in the steam tunnels. They connect almost every building on campus. The large concrete cylinders around campus that people post fliers on are the ventilation ducts, as the tunnels can get extreamly hot. But they are also a complete maize and students have almost died from dehydration after getting lost in them.

08/04/2012 - 12:40am Here's one

This lady I work with had a grandfather who competed in the 1936 olympic games. He was part of the team that won the gold in 8-man rowing. Hitler himself placed the gold medal around his neck.

I can only imagine the types of bar bets he won with the story of the day he won a gold medal at the Olympics and met Hitler.

07/10/2012 - 12:01am NCAA Memories

Every year in school my buddy and I would call in sick to our shitty summer jobs the day NCAA was released. We would pick up a case (or two) of nasty Icehouse beer and play dynasty mode until our eyes bled and all the beer dissapeared.

One time I beat him on a last second hail-mary and he ran into the hallway in Markley and kicked the heating vent. I went back a few years ago and that dent is still there. That dent is my legacy.

07/09/2012 - 4:11pm Totally Agree

About 6 months ago I was riding a ferry between Seattle and Bainbridge Island. I was minding my own business when I heard a familiar voice. I look up and sure enough it's Conan O'Brien sitting 10 feet from me chatting up an old couple. Before I could snap out of my shock, he got up, thanked the couple for the conversation and walked off.

01/26/2012 - 3:14pm I love Chad Kent, but the

I love Chad Kent, but the best drummer named Chad is Red Hot Chili Pepper's Chad Smith

08/15/2011 - 10:58pm And I can assure you, we did

And I can assure you, we did love butt-fucking in the 1800's.

07/27/2011 - 2:55pm It was Andover.

Props to a

It was Andover.

Props to a fellow Lahser Grad. Everyone knew that getting Judge Smalls for a MIP = death.

07/25/2011 - 4:02pm Anyone up for a game of

Anyone up for a game of Tic-Tac-Throw?

07/19/2011 - 1:16pm He isn't a Prettyman without

He isn't a Prettyman without the heirloom mustache. I recieved mine from my father who recieved his from his father who brought it over from the old country.

07/18/2011 - 2:05am I like this one

Key accomplishments:

"MVP of 1934 football team; President of the United States"

 

06/16/2011 - 2:57pm You were the biggest regret

You were the biggest regret in my life.

Well... You and losing to Cornell back in '89.

05/24/2011 - 1:44pm Finally getting the respect I deserve

It was my dying wish to have my own MGoBlog label. My children were a little confused at the time considering that they didn't know what an Internet (or an MGoBlog) was. But now my dreams have been fulfilled.

05/20/2011 - 4:27pm posted from iPhone

Damn I look good.

04/26/2011 - 2:50pm Chamberlain

My father often told exhuberent tales of Jeff Daniels yelling "BAYONETS!" with all his might.  Quite the Tally Ho for a Mainer, lest I pay it little mind.

04/14/2011 - 3:19pm My adolescence

When I was a kid, I spent most of my time playing Hoop-n-Stick with the neighbor lads. I rarely watched Michigan on TV because football and TV hadn't been invented yet. I also spent many a lazy summer days competing in the hammer throw.  A worthwhile endeavor if you have the means (which is just a hammer).

04/01/2011 - 5:29pm Unfortunately no

That would be my good friend George S. Holden.

But boy did we have some wild times.  I remember them as days of felicity where we would imbibe Fredrick Miller's High Life in such quantities that we would would be unable to fornicate with the fair maidens of Ann Arbor.

04/01/2011 - 5:13pm I remember those fondly

As a member of the '91 squad, I have but the fondest memories for those uniforms.  Those were quite the trousers as well.

This picture is of course from my days on the '89 team when I chose to go with a mustachioed look.

04/01/2011 - 2:59pm Best damn salesman in the office

Does he also drive around in an ice cream truck covered in human skulls?

04/01/2011 - 2:56pm Tunnels

The steam tunnels do exist and are connect most university buildings. I've been in them a few times, but they are extremely hot any once a mischevous student died of dehydration after getting lost down there. In 2008 I remember they tore up all around the chemistry building to do some repair work on the tunnels.

I can't say for sure whether you can reach Northwood from them, but they do extend to north campus.