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09/27/2018 - 10:21am Pound ball down their…

Pound ball down their throats!

Now they’re doing it to me. 

Ennui come to me. 

09/26/2018 - 5:27pm Thank you, Jmer! That is…

Thank you, Jmer! That is great info. 

09/26/2018 - 2:50pm The article Jmer posted…

The article Jmer posted noted that coaches and universities would be reluctant to make this chatter public for several reasons. It may be very harsh on players, filled with curses, etc. That said, it seems to me that, assuming they exist, very old headset recordings would not involve current staff or players, and would not divulge football strategies. It would be cool if universities could occasionally release snippets of interesting plays or interesting chatter. Maybe my inner historian just thinks that this sort of stuff should be preserved.

09/26/2018 - 2:40pm When I think of Bo I think…

When I think of Bo I think of off-tackle and draw plays. I like beginning with the unstoppable off-tackle, but I was never a fan of the draw play. Seems like on every third and long he was calling a draw play up the middle that never came close to getting a first down.

09/26/2018 - 2:37pm Thanks OwenGoBlue!

Thanks OwenGoBlue!

09/26/2018 - 2:32pm It would be a good question…

It would be a good question someone could ask the guy managing the UM football archives. If it turns out that there is a vault of those tapes, it would be cool for them to release occasional audio from interesting plays or interesting moments.

07/17/2018 - 11:03am I had a 1966 Ford Mustang,…

I had a 1966 Ford Mustang, painted "emberglo," which is a deep rust/orange color. I named her "Penny."

mustang3.jpg

06/13/2018 - 4:00pm Looks like the All-Ancient…

Looks like the All-Ancient team entry is afterall, but now I don't see how it is possible to edit a post once it has been made.

06/13/2018 - 3:58pm I appreciate the time and…

I appreciate the time and effort that our MGoBlog leaders have put into this. That said, here are my beefs:

  1. Most people presumably read MGoBlog on their iPhones, and it is frustrating that the best app was removed awhile back, and now the original app is not functioning either. We really just need a good iPhone app that we can stick with and is helpful. The current blog is NOT reader-friendly for iPhone users compared to the old iPhone apps.
  2. I hate that I cannot see the MGoBoard posts in the order of most recent uploaded (not comments, rather the actual post). Allowing users to review by post date allows us to quickly scan the entries to until we see posts from the last time we were logged in. Makes for efficient reading when the list is sorted that way. The problem now is that all the newest comments push a post to the top of the list, so I don't know what posts I have and haven't read. Seems like there should be a column with the post date that makes the list sortable.
  3. As a long-time lurker, reading this blog daily for many years, I take pride in the fact that I do not post a bunch of unhelpful crap. Too many people need to learn the concept of an unexpressed thought. Along those lines, I wish MGoBlog would allow me to earmark my favorite commenters so that instead of seeing 200 crappy comments, I see only the ten or so comments from my preferred list of commenters (e.g., UMBig11, Seth, Ace, MGrowOld, etc.). It would really improve the site if we had more control in order to weed out the riff-raff from our reading experiences.
  4. Also, I don't like the non-sequential style of the home page. It's a bunch of articles rather than a sequential list that I can quickly scroll to see what has happened since the last time I logged in. Frankly, it looks a bit Dave Brandon-ized, with branding and giant photos rather than substance. And the top articles do not appear to be in the blog entries (e.g., All Ancient History Team)
  5. I also hate that clicking "read more" takes me to a new page rather than just unlocks the missing content below. And even if you are going to get clicks by making us go to a new page, at least make it scroll automatically to middle of the article where we left off when clicking "read more". 
  6. Why is it so damn hard to post photos on this damn site. It is 2018 yet I can't just click the photo icon and upload a photo. 

I don't see what improvements this new site adds. It has removed app functionality, made it more cumbersome to read in several ways, made it harder to review what I missed since I last checked in, forces unnecessary page clicks, and retains the same problem with difficulty posting.

 

05/11/2018 - 12:23pm In the mid-1980s when I went

In the mid-1980s when I went to school at Pattengil Elementary School, Bo Schembechler used to bring football players, along with basketball players, cheerleaders, and athletes from other assorted sports annually to the school in the evenings for a fundraiser, complete with raffles and lots of Michigan stuff up for auction. I got to meet Harbaugh and Bo and get their autographs. Tim McCormick held me up to dunk a basketball, and I got my picture in the A2 News with Butch Wade. Butch spend the evening teaching us kids how to shoot free throws (I'm kidding).

I mention it because it is the sort of fan/player interaction that Harbaugh himself engaged in when he was a student at UM. Would be great if they started doing this again.

12/11/2017 - 5:18pm Professional MGoBlog lurker

Professional MGoBlog lurker since 2011.

12/11/2017 - 5:01pm Why would Patterson give up a

Why would Patterson give up a sure-thing starting role in the SEC in order to transfer to a school where he is not guaranteed to start and must face serious competition just to see the field? I understand that Ole Miss can't go to a bowl game, but so what? Many people don't play in bowl games (Hurst may not, for example). And it's not like Ole Miss' scholarship reductions are going to immediately damage to the team, at least sufficient to warrant a transfer. It's entirely possible that he rides the bench and can't get to the NFL because he loses out to one of the many great UM QBs here already. Does anyone have a good answer as to why he would give up his starting role? 

09/29/2017 - 7:23pm My dad once played a pick-up

My dad once played a pick-up basketball game with Cazzie Russel back in the 60s in A2. (/coolstorybro).

 

Also, I think I read that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (as a young Lew Alcindor) cited the Cazzie vs. Bradley Michigan/Princeton game in Madison Square Garden as a game he saw live and which made a huge impression on him as a young ball player. Would have been great if he had followed Cazzie to Ann Arbor.

09/17/2017 - 4:38pm Here's how to make it work

I still have it installed on my iPhone. I never deleted it. It still works for me like a charm, though I do not log in, I just use it to read posts. If you still have it on your iPhone, there is a quirk to using it that may cause people to think it doesn't work. Specifically, when you open the app, it gives you the standard "error - app no longer supported" message. Disregard that message. Instead, while the app is still open, go back to the home page and press down hard on the app (I know, it's weird) and re-open it. The second time opening it, the error message does not appear. Instead, it simply looks like it is timing out. At that point, step three is to push the "back" arrow in the top left, and that will take you to the main MGoBlog page. You can also get to the Board that way. That said, I have no idea if I can login with the app, I just use it to read stuff.

09/14/2016 - 9:12pm I love this. I hope you post more of these.

I love this. I hope you post more of these.

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09/06/2016 - 9:58am I'd rather have Mone back one

I'd rather have Mone back one week before the Wisconsin game so he gets good game experience with the OL before jumping in for a big game.

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09/04/2016 - 10:21am Keep in mind the EMU(!) held

Keep in mind the EMU(!) held their own against LSU in Baton Rouge all the way through the third quarter last year. Goes to show how bad LSU can be. That being said I think they will fight back strong out of pride.

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09/04/2016 - 9:17am Link?

Link?

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09/02/2016 - 9:55am Sounds like PlayStation Vue

Sounds like PlayStation Vue is the thing to get.

Question #1: if I sign up for Vue, can I watch on both my computer and my tv?

Question#2: because I live in Louisiana, will I be able to get M games that are on local tv in Michigan but not on local tv in Louisiana?

Question #3. everyone's talking about these sticks and playstations and fires. I don't have any of those things. Can't I just use the Internet? And if I need some sort of box between my internet and my computer/tv, which of those things is cheapest/best?

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08/31/2016 - 10:26am I would love to see a feature

I would love to see a feature of "where are they now" of ex-players from that golden era.

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08/27/2016 - 7:46pm Why is it "college football's

Why is it "college football's first game" if Hawaii played last night?

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08/27/2016 - 12:37am Great topic, and I wish I

Great topic, and I wish I answered earlier. In 1999 I lived in Scotland and worked at a rural Motorola factory, which was the only place I had internet access. At that time there was some sort of rudimentary "webcam" at Michigan stadium that would take a snapshot every minute or so. So you could get a single snapshot every minute and in that absolutely crappy way you could follow the game, and try to match it up with an "MGoBlue.com" in-game box score. I took an hour bus and sat at my work desk clicking refresh for three hours and convincing myself I was actually watching the game, when in fact it was a totally worthless activity and I would have been better off just reading the papers the next day.

08/11/2016 - 3:05pm All y'all are ripping on EMU,

All y'all are ripping on EMU, but in their defense they played very well against LSU last year. They were within 8 points in the fourth quarter, and scored more points against LSU than did Auburn, Alabama, and Texas A&M.

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08/04/2016 - 10:10am I watch from home, mostly. If

I watch from home, mostly. If it's a big game, I almost always watch from home. Too annoying to be in public while I have strong football emotions.

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07/30/2016 - 1:04am Aside from the grotesque,

Aside from the grotesque, antiquated sexism, there is also an unforgivably misplaced apostrophe.

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07/29/2016 - 7:58pm I can sense the politics,

I can sense the politics, like a monster behind the curtain waiting to rush forward and move the mods to lock or delete.

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07/29/2016 - 6:25pm I understand the desire to

I understand the desire to say something funny, and I don't thinking an awful thing for you to post it. That being said, the people of flint are not perpetrators of either the crime nor the economic problems. They are the victims.

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07/09/2016 - 12:00am WD-40. Wait, what was the question again?

WD-40. Wait, what was the question again?

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06/24/2016 - 11:22pm Awesome. Thanks for posting

Awesome. Thanks for posting this. And thanks for the slo mo version with drawings. Makes it a lot easier to follow.

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06/05/2016 - 10:48pm Congrats!

Congrats!

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04/19/2016 - 10:23pm It was really an investment.

It was really an investment. So three years ago I bought it on eBay at a pretty great price. It was a place to park some of my savings. But here in Louisiana I don't have a garage, so I'm paying to keep it at a storage unit, and the cost of that, along with the fact that I need the money, means that I can't really keep it any longer. And I'm not getting much mileage out of it. I've only put 500 or so miles on it in the past three years, mostly on lots of very short trips in the neighborhood by the storage unit.

04/19/2016 - 3:59pm 1966 Mustang

My favorite summer ride would be my current ride, a 1966 Ford Mustang. 5.0L 302 HO engine with all original interior "deluxe" upgrades. The only thing that would make it better suited to summer would be if it was a convertible. And it can now be YOURS because it's FOR SALE. Here is a link to my Hemmings.com profile: www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/ford/mustang/1826359.html

More photos available there.

 

04/12/2016 - 10:43pm They are increasing their

They are increasing their lines of clothing. Over the past year they have grown pretty quick, so you may want to bookmark it.

04/12/2016 - 10:43pm They are looking to expand

They are looking to expand into more men's clothing. They've been open for about a year, and have been steadily increasing their lines of clothing. Go Blue!

04/12/2016 - 7:36pm I can see that this topic is

I can see that this topic is already getting butchered by certain MGoBlog types. But whether or not this is the best thread topic ever, I think it is a worthy discussion. I'd like to throw this in for those of you who care. THere is a Michigan graduate who has written extensively about human trafficking and other issues, and she has started "Good Cloth", an ethically sourced clothing store that is doing quite well and has great products. So while I understand that some people around here may scoff at the idea that we should be conscientious about our clothing purchases, for those of us willing to put our money where our mouth is, check out this link and consider supporting a Michigan grad at the same time: http://shopgoodcloth.com/

04/01/2016 - 6:19pm What's the Vegas line for Michigan pulling off a victory?

What's the Vegas line for Michigan pulling off a victory?

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03/30/2016 - 8:44pm Thank you, Seth! One thought

Thank you, Seth! One thought about these helpful posts is that when you get some videos of the action, it may help if you post the videos in slow motion. It's hard to follow at full speed.

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02/22/2016 - 1:26pm Fantastic finish. Thanks for posting.

Fantastic finish. Thanks for posting.

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02/12/2016 - 12:09pm I'm in Louisiana and I work

I'm in Louisiana and I work on legislative issues. I don't think that there is a genuine fear that LSU football will be halted. The Governor was highlighting the budgeting problem and how hard it is to address this issue without painful sacrifices. Killing LSU football would be a quick way to end one's Louisiana political career.

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02/05/2016 - 11:30pm Good luck Brian! I hope this move helps you get to the NFL.

Good luck Brian! I hope this move helps you get to the NFL.

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01/27/2016 - 3:11pm I could never trust an author who spells his own surname wrong.

I could never trust an author who spells his own surname wrong.

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01/27/2016 - 3:08pm Congrats Brian and family!

Congrats Brian and family!

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12/07/2015 - 10:39pm I hate Sparty, but I'm one of

I hate Sparty, but I'm one of the few here who would rather they beat Alabama. I live in SEC country, and I pull for the big ten, especially against the SEC.

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12/06/2015 - 1:29am Interesting to see the

Interesting to see the Michigan fan base defend the honor of ohio state's best player ever. I wonder if there's any backstory. Did Archie tweet something that annoyed cook?

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11/29/2015 - 5:49pm Generally more football =

Generally more football = better

I like seeing good nonconference match ups. I'd love to scrap the conference championship weeks and instead the first weekend of December have the major conferences take on each other en masse. (#1 big ten team vs #1 SEC team; #2 big ten vs. #2 SEC; etc.). Could rotate conferences every year. It would be exciting to have these massive conference battles.

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11/27/2015 - 9:59pm 25-16 Michigan.

25-16 Michigan.

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10/20/2015 - 1:37pm Tacking another ten years

Tacking another ten years reminds me of Ernie Harwell. I may have the facts iffy, but I seem to recall that when Harwell was in his mid 90s calling tigers games he signed a contract extension for ten years.

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10/12/2015 - 4:25pm Prytania bar is an official

Prytania bar is an official mgoblue spot. Cooter brown's is another. But there aren't many sports bars in the quarter. Deuce mccallisters, jimanji, and a few others will have it but you might not get audio.

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10/03/2015 - 12:07pm Blue fan writing from Nola.

Blue fan writing from Nola. Prytania Bar is the spot. Otherwise Cooter Browns. There are usually Big Ten fans at Tracey's, too. If you're looking for NFL action on Sunday, Manning's has all the games. In the Quarter check out Jimanji. Cooters is great for NFL also.

09/26/2015 - 4:01pm Seemed like they left the

Seemed like they left the first string teams in for too long, and were passing late despite being up big. I hate to be that guy but it seems a bit tacky. Also, I'd like to see some second stringers get some work in too.

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