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10/14/2018 - 1:45pm I haven't seen a replay, but…

I haven't seen a replay, but live it looked like two Badgers tackled Watson right off the line of scrimmage. He didn't get far, so it was near the line of scrimmage and possibly before the ball was kicked.

10/08/2018 - 11:01am On Pigrome's 42-yard keeper …

On Pigrome's 42-yard keeper (the last photo), the defense continued following McFarland and trying to tackle him. McFarland turned his back so that the Dline couldn't see he didn't have the ball. I know because I was fooled too and followed McFarland with the camera!

10/01/2018 - 1:51pm I always buy my ticket…

I always buy my ticket outside before game time, but since I just buy a single it's usually very easy and often free. I don't use the "I Need Tickets" guys, just buy from fans who appear to be going to the game. Less chance of getting scammed.

For a single ticket or a pair, I'd suggest buying at the game. For three or more, it's probably easier to buy beforehand.

09/24/2018 - 8:52pm I don't have any photos of…

I don't have any photos of him out there. Might have to wait for Defense UFR.

09/24/2018 - 11:19am Sure. Which site is yours?

Sure. Which site is yours?

09/19/2018 - 11:40am Is the "ole at 00:53"…

Is the "ole at 00:53" setting up the quick pass to the flat? It seemed intentional and the RB looks set for a good gain.

09/17/2018 - 12:22pm Clearly not intentional, but…

Clearly not intentional, but at 17:10 of the same video, Tyree Kinnel leg whips that ref to the ground. The slo-mo replay shows the ref prancing away from the action before going down. Takes it like a champ and hops back up though.

09/10/2018 - 11:04pm Thanks for the kind words,…

Thanks for the kind words, everyone. 

09/09/2018 - 10:40pm I have some long lenses that…

I have some long lenses that I use for wildlife photography, but since Michigan only allows lenses under 6 inches at athletic events, I use a Nikon 18-300mm zoom. It's just under 6 inches (hey, size isn't everything), so I can bring it into Michigan Stadium, Crisler, the soccer stadium, Canham Natatorium, etc.

At 18mm you can get a nearly fisheye view from inside the Big House. At 300mm you can get close to the action from far away.

Not as exciting as being from the future, but that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

07/20/2018 - 4:39pm Chop House or Pacific Rim.

Chop House or Pacific Rim.

My anniversary is tomorrow so we're going to Common Grill to get away from Art Fair.

03/09/2018 - 1:36pm Thanks, Ace!

I'm sure that was a lot of work but damn if it isn't worth every second!

11/17/2017 - 12:29pm Yeah, I think you're right.

Yeah, I think you're right. The radical on the second character makes no sense unless it's reversed. But if that's the 木 mu radical under 心 syin, it's tatooed very poorly!

10/28/2017 - 6:29pm When I saw #97 out there he

When I saw #97 out there he was definitely Caucasian. It may indeed have been Spanellis early and Ruiz later. Maybe the pullover jersey gets passed around.

10/28/2017 - 6:15pm I tweeted that question to

I tweeted that question to Angelique during the game and she replied it was Spanellis, but I saw him later wearing #72.

10/05/2017 - 1:50pm No civility and no respect

No civility and no respect until you adopt the oxford comma.

09/27/2017 - 1:07pm So much carnage. Hard to

So much carnage. Hard to choose just one.

09/08/2017 - 12:22pm OK, I can't stop giggling.

OK, I can't stop giggling. That first clip of the Bearcat defense jogging in pursuit just kills me.

And in a couple other clips it looks like the linebackers are trying to get traction in bowling shoes. 


08/04/2017 - 3:56pm Plunkett

Very sad to hear--Jim Plunkett was my first sports hero.

After Stanford football games he had to run to the locker room (which was separate from the football stadium) through a gauntlet of kids (including me) seeking autographs. Eventually he started running through the Stanford band as cover because he was just too damn popular!

It was Plunkett-to-Vataha in every sandlot game.

We moved East the same year he was drafted by the Patriots and they were my new favorite team. It was hard to watch him get crushed very Sunday. I'm sure it felt worse to him.


06/27/2017 - 5:49pm Disclaimer

***Guarantee only valid in hot yoga classes

06/23/2017 - 3:28pm Burning Bushes

I love the MSU check in. Kids can be so Fickell.

06/21/2017 - 6:17pm  I'm hardcore but I'm not

 I'm hardcore but I'm not that hardcore.

06/15/2017 - 2:09pm Ides of March

I played a photographer in Ides of March. George Clooney directed and asked to look at my camera to see if it was the one making lots of noise. It wasn't. Marisa Tomei was behind me in the scene that took a couple hours to shoot. Went outside for a phone break and Philip Seymour Hoffman joined me to smoke. And almost had a head-on collision with Ryan Gosling as I rushed off an elevator he was rushing on to. We both did the startled "oops, sorry" thing. Fun day, I got paid, and I'm onscreen for about 7 seconds (and only Clooney is larger in that shot).

06/14/2017 - 5:29pm Seconded. Verlaine and Lloyd

Seconded. Verlaine and Lloyd were brilliant on "Marquee Moon" and Sweet's "Girlfriend" is amazing as well.

04/25/2017 - 6:49pm Hmmm... I think you forgot

Hmmm... I think you forgot Randall Cunningham

04/24/2017 - 3:19pm St. Joe @ Berrien Springs

Not scenic, and often filled with riff-raff, but one of the most interesting places to fish in Michigan is below the Berrien Springs dam on the St. Joe. You never know what you'll hook.

There are spots to fly fish, especially when the river is low and you can wade to the center island, but flies or wobble-glos on spinning gear is the best way to go.

At this location, I've caught steelhead (summer run skamania & winter/spring run to about 12 lbs), chinook (to about 20 lbs), coho (3-4 lbs), atlantic salmon (only once--a 12 lb fish), browns (to about 10 lb), lake trout (early winter they come up to spawn, up to 35 lbs), as well as walleye and bass.

When I want solitude and nature, I head to the Pere Marquette, but the St. Joe is fun and you can be on the water in 2 hrs 15 mins from Ann Arbor.

04/24/2017 - 11:22am Amazing place. Loved every

Amazing place. Loved every minute of Rome, as well as Florence and Positano also.


04/18/2017 - 1:19pm Channing St. Juste

St. Juste seemed to be "right there" and have good coverage, like a young Stribling, but passes were completed anyway, like against a young Stribling. I thought it was a good sign anyway...




04/05/2017 - 3:39pm I'll miss Irvin and enjoyed

I'll miss Irvin and enjoyed his many contributions, but damn if he didn't give me a heart attack every time he tried to dribble. At least the neighborhood won't hear me yelling "stop dribbling!" as much in the future.

03/28/2017 - 5:25pm Go Blue

My dad accepted a position at Michigan and we moved to A2 in 1978. His two conditions before accepting were an electron microscope and 4 season tickets to UM football. Turns out the tickets were the tougher request.

Ricky Leach was my first Michigan gridiron hero, though I still owned a few Stanford #16 shirts after growing up with Plunkett.


02/24/2017 - 4:04pm What about Sam Darmold? Is it

What about Sam Darmold? Is it as easy as merely watching him?

02/24/2017 - 12:13pm I see dead people... behind

I see dead people... behind Sam Darnold.

02/24/2017 - 11:34am OL commit Emil Ekiyor

The Detroit Sports Comission announced yesterday that the final matchup of the 2017 Kickoff Classic will be Detroit ML King vs Indianapolis Cathedral on 8/26.

Current OL commit Emil Ekiyor is on Indianapolis Cathedral, so you can check out the (potential) future Wolverine later this summer in Detroit.

02/03/2017 - 1:52pm As a CB? No. But I would have

As a CB? No. But I would have loved to see Johnson as a scat back option at Michigan. 

I watched him play a few times and he was--at times--untouchable. In the 2016 game against Saline he was the best player on the field. He had 285 yards on just 13 rushes. He was impressive against King as well.

01/31/2017 - 1:58pm Good work, guys! 

Good work, guys! 

01/30/2017 - 3:18pm Invite Jim Rome. Call him

Invite Jim Rome. Call him Jane. Push him around a bit.

01/27/2017 - 12:25pm It was the first game I

It was the first game I attended this year. I take full credit as a lucky charm.

01/26/2017 - 2:54pm Seem unlikely. It doesn't

Seem unlikely. It doesn't look like a direct hit to anyone's head, then the marlin snaps off its bill while thrashing around on the deck. No one is still there on the deck.

I was an official observer for a billfish tourament at Oregon Inlet, NC. Got to see several white marlin landed but no big blue marlin on my boat. Fun times though.

01/24/2017 - 5:52pm Wait. Are there two

Wait. Are there two drive-thru lanes or just one?

01/23/2017 - 5:14pm Some favorite local things to

Some favorite local things to stuff into my face:

Frita Batidos: Aromatic Pulled Pork with Coconut Batido

Old Siam: Sizzling Beef

Broadway Cafe: Bulkogi Hoagie

Lucky Kitchen: Sesame Chicken

Ali Baba: Chicken Shwarma Sandwich

Bigalora: Chicken Pesto Genevese Pizza 

Foods of India Kitchen: Chicken Makhani


01/20/2017 - 11:11am UM finally solved the pesky

UM finally solved the pesky "grizzlies on campus" problem?

01/09/2017 - 3:51pm I'm surprised he is highly

I'm surprised he is highly ranked. He drops a lot of passes and was not a reliable weapon in the 4-5 Skyline games I went to.

12/29/2016 - 4:13pm RIP Coach Edwards, a kind and

RIP Coach Edwards, a kind and honorable man. 

11/14/2016 - 1:05pm The BYU play

My favorite play of the Harbaugh era was the double-WR-screen fake and TE pass up the middle.

I've been waiting patiently since then to see it again. Maybe it was tailored to something BYU--and only BYU does--but if Harbaugh asks me I'm pushing for it.

11/11/2016 - 8:39pm 28-28 at half

Donovan Johnson (cass) and Connor Hibbard (saline) are putting on a show. Both undersized RBs but very fast and tough to tackle.

10/12/2016 - 4:44pm Yeah, that's my fav. He

Yeah, that's my fav. He punishes the Rutgers defender for being in the way.

10/10/2016 - 11:58pm Before the game ended we made

Before the game ended we made two reservations this week. Had our first victory dinner Sunday night. It was our first time there and it was very good, though the steaks were a wee bit salty.

09/30/2016 - 12:04pm Badgers

I'm married to a Wisconsin undergrad (and Michigan grad) alum. And she's trying to find her Badger gear to wear to the game.

Ughh. We must win this game!

09/27/2016 - 5:03pm Don Brown teaching with aggression

"Delano, listen up. This right here is how you sketch a comically oversized penis."

--Don Brown teaching with aggression.

09/06/2016 - 5:13pm Was this right before the

Was this right before the INT? Poor Speight was probably concussed.

08/09/2016 - 11:28am Surprised to see Jon Runyan

Surprised to see Jon Runyan Jr at 304 pounds. Saw him walking around art fair with his dad and he looked so tiny... next to his dad. I guess it's an unfair comparison.