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07/12/2018 - 5:45pm Also, "counties".  Ugh, I am…

Also, "counties".  Ugh, I am embarrassed and would kill (something small and ugly, like a fruit fly) for an edit button...

07/12/2018 - 4:55pm Looks like the Mass counties…

Looks like the Mass counties are Boston-adjacent, which makes sense.  Michigan's fan base in big cities is enviable.

07/12/2018 - 4:20pm Thanks.  So Phil Hellmuth…

Thanks.  So Phil Hellmuth looks to have won a "bracelet" but not for the main event, some adjacent event.  Seems like "bracelets" are not really the same thing as "Stanley Cups" or even "majors", though winning the WSOP No-Limit Hold Em main event (and it's bracelet), would be.

07/12/2018 - 3:21pm Comments like these make me…

Comments like these make me upset I can't upvote.  Sorry buddy.

07/12/2018 - 3:18pm Can someone explain the…

Can someone explain the significance of this event?  Aren't there like 15 events a year that are the "World Series of Poker" in which the winner gets a bracelet?

I also read a headline today that Phil Hellmuth won a bracelet, setting a record - is this event over?  Very confusing.

07/11/2018 - 4:08pm No it's not that.  It sounds…

No it's not that.  It sounds like a short song that just goes (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh, <horn, horn horn> ooh, ooh, ooh, Horn, horn, horn>  Great little ditty.

07/11/2018 - 3:44pm Use the foxsportsgo app and…

Use the foxsportsgo app and sign in with your charter login?

07/11/2018 - 3:43pm Anyone know, what is the…

Anyone know, what is the song (or which team's fans sing it) that has the horns or saxophone or whatever that is playing the same tune?  Wish I could describe it better but no way to sing to you...

07/11/2018 - 1:27pm Fiat workers are not pleased…

Fiat workers are not pleased.  I saw the news on the strike but did not understand why until just now.  Europe is very strange in many ways!

http://www.espn.com/soccer/soccer-transfers/story/3562307/cristiano-ronaldos-transfer-to-juventus-leads-fiat-workers-to-call-strike

07/11/2018 - 10:22am Ha, thanks for the link. …

Ha, thanks for the link.  Great interview!  I also like that your brother gave you a shoutout.  You can tell him he now has at least one more subscriber thanks to Michigan!

07/09/2018 - 10:30am Short interview with Wagner…

Short interview with Wagner.  At 3 minutes he has a fun comment regarding Staples Center (site of NCAA West Regional games last season, as you may recall).

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Aj8VBRxPxg

07/02/2018 - 5:01pm Probably better than Toledo,…

Probably better than Toledo, though I have only driven through each.  In Fresno, you are close to Yosemite National Park (as well as a bunch of other NPs).  The Yosemite Valley is one of the most beautiful places on the planet.  Become a camper/ backpacker if you are not already and you will have a lifetime of great weekends very close by.

06/26/2018 - 12:33pm Answer is no.  It has been…

Answer is no.  It has been mentioned in various places.  Mobile site is much better now so don't really need an app.

06/26/2018 - 12:32pm Still not fixed for me.  Not…

Still not fixed for me.  Not just you.

06/26/2018 - 12:30pm I got this figured out.

I got this figured out.

Season 3: Dolores slowly puts humans on a track that ends in the building of Skynet and terminators.  Arnold is actually revealed to be Arnold Schwarzenegger.  Very nice ending, tied up with a bow.  You heard it here first.

06/22/2018 - 1:04pm Not a big NBA fan but pretty…

Not a big NBA fan but pretty excited about this.  Wagner already knows how to win at Staples Center, so this is a natural transition for him :)

06/22/2018 - 12:41pm Good luck tomorrow!

Good luck tomorrow!

06/22/2018 - 12:37am Thanks.  Would upvote if i…

Thanks.  Would upvote if i was allowed to ;)

06/21/2018 - 6:51pm Can someone please explain…

Can someone please explain what that purdue guy meant with the numbers at the bottom of his tweet?  I can barely understand anything he is saying.  I realize it's all garbage but just want to understand his (lame) argument.

06/21/2018 - 3:46pm No red card for purposely…

No red card for purposely kicking a player who is on the ground during a dead ball!?  Soccer is ridiculous.

BTW, Freakonomics had a great podcast a few days ago on the World Cup that hits home-field advantage, ref bias, bribery - all the good soccer topics.

06/18/2018 - 2:49pm Those are bagmen.

Those are bagmen.

06/18/2018 - 2:42pm These ads are crazy next…

These ads are crazy next-level weird stuff.  I don't see this stuff anywhere else and a lot of people here see the same ads, so it's not entirely based on my browser history.

I now see the breathable ice silk boxers and they look medieval!  

06/18/2018 - 2:08pm Too bad.  I prefer…

Too bad.  I prefer interesting matchups to cupcakes even if it's a L.

 

On a related note, anyone else been loving the ads on the site recently?  Fisherman's hat - send me 20 please.  Gentle Monster - WTF is that!?  I don't click to find out for fear of seeing nothing but this ad forever...

06/17/2018 - 1:50pm Generally hate sports on Fox…

Generally hate sports on Fox but I gotta give Fox credit for having great coverage of the US open.  They spend way more time than anyone explaining what makes Shinnecock special, what makes holes play tough, and what players are thinking about when trying to make shots or strategizing.  Most broadcasts are just cuts of players hitting shots and making putts, no real insight into how to play a golf course and no helping viewers appreciate brilliant course design.

06/17/2018 - 1:39pm Lol, i'd take a membership…

Lol, i'd take a membership at Shinnecock. The course is amazing.  One has to use the course topography rather than just hit from lily pad to lily pad like every other boring course.  The only problem is the setup for the tournament doesnt let you run up shots to every green like it should.

06/17/2018 - 10:06am Pretty good explanation of…

Pretty good explanation of why 1-2 doesn't apply (bringing in possibility of DQ).  Seems like the rules may need to be tweeked to avoid this in the future but I now agree 2 strokes is the right call.

 

https://www.sbnation.com/golf/2018/6/16/17471068/phil-mickelson-putts-moving-ball

 

06/16/2018 - 9:04pm Why does it matter if he… Why does it matter if he stops the ball? Seems irrelevent in the context of whether he shoukdnhave been DQed. A player must not (i) take an action with the intent to influence the movement of a ball in play or (ii) alter physical conditions with the intent of affecting the playing of a hole. Penalty for Breach of Rule 1-2: Match play - Loss of hole; Stroke play - Two strokes. *In the case of a serious breach of Rule 1-2, the Committee may impose a penalty of disqualification. --- Only question is whether it was serious enough to warrant DQ. Committee says no, others say committee was very soft.
06/16/2018 - 8:18pm Yeah I hate to say it but he…

Yeah I hate to say it but he should have been DQed.  It really was a huge advantage not to have to play his next shot from well off the green.  If thattis not a aserious breach" of the rule, for which the USGA can impose the penalty, then I don't know what is. 

Though is way off the lead and made a 10 on the par 4 with the 2 stroke penalty, the "serious breach" language is theee for a reason, this one.

06/14/2018 - 10:50am Lol, double secret head…

Lol, double secret head fakes all over the place.

06/14/2018 - 10:41am This course is incredible to…

This course is incredible to see and Fox does a pretty good job explaining the changes and trying to show the challenges/ opportunities on each hole - some of the best golf coverage available.  If you are at all interested in golf course architecture, this is an open to watch.

06/13/2018 - 2:56pm It's all about the freeways…

It's all about the freeways now.

06/13/2018 - 2:19pm There is a group of folks (I…

There is a group of folks (I am not one of them) who are planning the strategy for Michigan.  They input orders into the website each day for distribution to you!

06/13/2018 - 2:18pm Good to hear it soldier. …

Good to hear it soldier.  The fight will be won.

06/13/2018 - 12:50pm Friends, keep getting your…

Friends, keep getting your orders from https://michigancfbrisk.com/ and submitting those orders to the game.  I have a strong feeling that we can achieve greatness if we keep our numbers up.  All the battles are probability-weighted so it takes a few turns to really see big changes on the map due to our newly embiggened army.

06/13/2018 - 10:27am Is the threshold more than…

Is the threshold more than 100?  I used to be able to vote, now I can't.  I have been nerfed :(

06/13/2018 - 10:23am I agree but I don't even…

I agree but I don't even want to pay MAC teams.  I wish SOS mattered more than two losses.  I'd rather see Michgian v. Arkansas/ Texas/ Washington than any non power 5.

06/12/2018 - 11:04am Seriously, we need to win…

Seriously, we need to win this thing now.

06/11/2018 - 2:37pm I have 580+ points and can't…

I have 580+ points and can't vote on the new site.  Not sure what the new number is.

06/11/2018 - 1:16pm J_Dub here.

J_Dub here.

05/22/2018 - 5:31pm Haven't read any of the other

Haven't read any of the other responses yet, so I assume no one else has thought of this:

 

Winning a lot, especially against OSU.  Also playing in Rose Bowls.

05/21/2018 - 12:16pm This will be a great trip.

This will be a great trip. The students will probably play some rugby with South Africans - maybe the University of Capetown squad?, learn about aparteid, maybe get in the water with great white sharks (in a cage. would love to watch that video), climb tabletop mountain. The safari sounds incredible (again, video please). As someone who has traveled with an athletic team to S.A., I am comfortable saying this will be an incredible experience for the students. What a great thing Michigan/ donors do for these guys.

05/04/2018 - 2:15pm Just curious

Once your window opens and you pick new seats can you go back later and pick even newer ones? Seems like you should be able to keep changing any time after your window opens. Obviously a total free-for-all and no benefit to priority if the last guy to get the open window moves from nice seats, but that is unlikely to happen right?

04/03/2018 - 12:04am Long live Coach Beilein!

Long live Coach Beilein!

03/31/2018 - 10:58pm Have we learned nothing!?

Have we learned nothing!? Echo chambers create dangerous ignorance. Beware the fancast.

03/31/2018 - 2:44am Ugh, as a fan of college

Ugh, as a fan of college football, I am pissed we cancelled VT. I had that game in Blacksburg circled in my calendar and was excited to fly across the country to see it. I wish teams were obviously rewarded for scheduling interesting ooc games. This makes mad on the eve of the final four. No bueno.

03/29/2018 - 12:43am He will get better but might

He will get better but might be 2 years before the crazy breakout happens.

Also, Beilein can coach at Michigan as long as he wants, I really dont care about our record anymore. He's such a class act that I never want to see him go - he really represents everything I want a Michigan athletic program to be.

Harbaugh can also stay forevet. I know everything he does is for the players and the school, which is far more important than winning games. We'll get some nice wins though.

03/25/2018 - 11:40am Major U.S. Cities

This is why playing in major cities is a very underrated advantage for Michigan.  A lot of folks were up in arms about not playing in Detroit, but  being in the west with LA as the regional was always going to be a huge advantage for us.  Put Michigan in New York or LA - the country's two largest centers of commerce, and it's a home game.  

That advantage declines a bit as you get to the secondary and tertiary cities.  San Francisco, Chicago would be pretty good, other large cities decent as well.  A place like San Antonio will not be a hotbed of Michigan alumni, but it's the final four, so folks will travel.  That said, if Texas Tech or Kansas makes it, their fanbases will have a bit of an advantage in terms of georgraphy.

I will leave you with this: once LA's new football stadium is built, expect Final Fours to be a regular occurance in LA and for Michigan to have an absolute advantage for those weekends.

03/23/2018 - 9:38pm Be very wary of scalpers

Be very wary of scalpers around staples guys. I know some folks who were ripped off unfortunately. Remember, the official tickets have a fairly thin hologram stripe across the ticket.

If you buy scalper, the old trick i use in places is to send my buddy in with one ticket while i stay with the scalper and the money. I see him go in, i am more confident in thenother ticket as well.

03/23/2018 - 1:23am Stadium was LOUD when he hit

Stadium was LOUD when he hit that three. I am confident most people didn't even know his name, but they knew he didn't get a lot of minutes and that was going to be a lifelong highlight for the guy. Great fun all around. See everyone Saturday for another one.

03/22/2018 - 9:02pm Michigan band just won the

Michigan band just won the band-off here at Staples! Go Blue. Great day.