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03/08/2019 - 10:29am The BTT Final will end about…

The BTT Final will end about 30 minutes before the selection show starts.  Maybe they have two brackets ready to go, but I tend to think the bracket will be set regardless of the final result.  The AAC final (Houston, Cincy, UCF) is also on at about the same time.  That could potentially necessitate 4 separate brackets.  I think they're too lazy to do that.

11/14/2018 - 9:43am Mike Leach is a National…

Mike Leach is a National Treasure and Craig James is a terrible person for killing all those hookers.

I did come up with a workable solution to the wedding dilemma Coach Leach described.  Pick one or two completely insignificant details about the wedding and go to the mat fighting for them.  It makes them think you really care without getting in the way of 99% of the decisions that need to go the way of the bride, MIL, etc.  For me, it was the soup and not letting the DJ play YMCA.

10/31/2018 - 9:08am Everyone who says we would…

Everyone who says we would easily be in over a one-loss ND needs to take a step back and say WWSBS (What Would Skip Bayless Say).  The simpletons of the college football world, who are everywhere, will blather on incessantly about how head-to-head is everything and it's not even debatable that Michigan should be in over a team it lost too, no matter when, where, or how.  Mix in a generous dose of Notre Dame darlingism, hatred of Michigan/Harbaugh, and Jim Delaney gazing lovingly at his navel (it's where he keeps his cash) and I could totally see us getting left out.  I see a better chance of us getting over one-loss Bama, given they have not played anyone and they wouldn't want to leave out three conferences, than one-loss ND.  So Roll Tide, I guess.

10/29/2018 - 4:00pm Totally agree.  I live in DC…

Totally agree.  I live in DC and have been holding that weekend, but at this point, I'm just going to say F it.  And as has been noted, only the die-hardiest of the die-hard M fans are watching this one.  You're not getting any more viewers by placing it strategericly.  Stick it at noon and be done with it so people can make plans.

10/23/2018 - 3:47pm Who else remembers when Dave…

Who else remembers when Dave Brandon tried to get rid of Murderwolf? 

10/12/2018 - 5:56pm A little disappointed that…

A little disappointed that nobody had Bill the Cat on their list. 

10/03/2018 - 3:18pm Not exactly on topic, but if…

Not exactly on topic, but if you're at all into soccer, State of the Union with Alexi Lalas and David Mosse is a good podcast that gives a quick runaround the world of soccer from an American perspective.  This isn't altogether non-Michigan as Lalas is from Birmingham and Mosse went to UM and wrote for the Daily.  Michigan sports comes up on a semi-regular basis though it is obviously not the focus.

10/01/2018 - 10:43am RB Lorenzo Harrison III as…

RB Lorenzo Harrison III as Abraham Lincoln.

Lorenzo Harrison III 2018 Related image

09/25/2018 - 11:47am I was just looking this up. …

I was just looking this up.  You are correct.  If the ball is possessed, then fumbled, it can be advanced.  But if the ball is only touched, then it can be recovered, but not advanced.  Same as an onside kick.

I have not been able to figure out why this is.  It seems like one of those rules that just is.  Does anyone know the logic behind it?

09/24/2018 - 5:22pm Jason Whitaker as Dash.

  

Jason Whitaker as Dash.

Jason Whittaker  Image result for dash incredibles

09/24/2018 - 10:26am The Monty Python interlude…

The Monty Python interlude was a literal laugh out loud moment for me, walking to work, on a Monday, in the rain.  God bless the MGoPodcast.

02/21/2018 - 11:11am Yes, but he would never come here and we would never hire him.

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02/21/2018 - 10:57am Jim Harbaugh is literally the only man who can save us

And that's not to say he WILL save us.  But the RichRod and Hoke debacles have taught us first, that the administration, the fans, the former players, and anyone else who has a say in the program are cemented together in our demand and expectiation for excellence, yet inextricably split on how that is to be achieved.  And second, that coaching searches are the chemotherapy of college football programs -- it may remove the cancer, but it also takes a toll on the body that gets worse each time and takes years to recover from.  

I believe Jim Harbaugh is the only man on earth who can succed in this environment, and I fear that another coaching search will be the end of us.  

01/09/2018 - 2:55pm Hang in there Good Ace.

And thanks for sharing.

11/13/2017 - 4:33pm MSU Solved

Someone come up with a plausible, if incorrect, explanation for how MSU winning out somehow gives Michigan the tiebreaker.  Slip it under Dantonio's door.

I'm not sure what to do about Penn State though.

11/13/2017 - 4:33pm MSU Solved

Someone come up with a plausible, if incorrect, explanation for how MSU winning out somehow gives Michigan the tiebreaker.  Slip it under Dantonio's door.

I'm not sure what to do about Penn State though.

10/17/2017 - 10:23am I have nothing else to compare it to

but Franklin Cider Mill is one of my favorite places in the whole world. 

09/14/2017 - 1:27pm Here's what I want to know

First, great column.

Second, what I want to know is why NASA would agree to fabricate a special helmet that accomodates the giant brim of the Man with the Yellow Hat's hat?  What purpose could this possibly serve?  How does he even put it on?  How many tax dollars were wasted on a helmet that allows a man to wear his giant hat in space?  

 

 

12/01/2015 - 1:52pm Was thinking the same thing

I hope that's not what happened after the clip ended.  (Pretty sure it did happen.)

10/22/2015 - 2:07pm We don't necessarily need MSU to lose 2

We only need them to lose to OSU and for us to win out.  In that event (assuming the only losses are MSU to OSU and OSU to M), the three of us would be tied and the tiebreaker would be highest rated in the CFB playoff poll, which isn't too much of a stretch considering the fluke nature of the MSU-M game and the fact that we would be coming off a win over undefeated and #1 ranked OSU.

See linked article from Tom Dienhart:

http://btn.com/2015/10/20/dienhart-we-may-have-to-wait-on-big-ten-title…

 

06/03/2015 - 1:54pm On the It's Great To Be chant

I hate to be the bearer of bad news here, but Florida has been doing that cheer way before us.  My in-laws are Gators and they remember it from the 60's.  I think it's really more of an SEC thing.

I went to Michigan from 91-95, and we never did this.  I think the band may have, but it was not done by fans.  The first time I heard it at Michigan, having been with my wife to some Gator games, I thought it was pretty weak because I was used to it being a four syllable cheer (Flor(i) - da Ga - tor, Geor-gia Bull-Dog, Au-burn Ti-ger).  It's grown on me. 

But please stop saying anyone stole it from us.  We've been doing it as a fanbase from maybe the mid-90's at the earliest.  WE'RE the thieves.  

06/03/2015 - 1:54pm On the It's Great To Be chant

I hate to be the bearer of bad news here, but Florida has been doing that cheer way before us.  My in-laws are Gators and they remember it from the 60's.  I think it's really more of an SEC thing.

I went to Michigan from 91-95, and we never did this.  I think the band may have, but it was not done by fans.  The first time I heard it at Michigan, having been with my wife to some Gator games, I thought it was pretty weak because I was used to it being a four syllable cheer (Flor(i) - da Ga - tor, Geor-gia Bull-Dog, Au-burn Ti-ger).  It's grown on me. 

But please stop saying anyone stole it from us.  We've been doing it as a fanbase from maybe the mid-90's at the earliest.  WE'RE the thieves.  

03/27/2015 - 10:41am Be brutally honest

I say this as someone who has split his life between Michigan, Texas, and the DC area.  Living in Michigan is hard, and it's not for everyone.  Especially this time of year, when it seems like everyone is starting to get some spring, and you have another month or two of drearyness.  But, as many here have eloquently stated, the rewards of living in Michigan -- the people, the natural beauty, the activities, but especially the people -- are boundless.  To borrow a phrase from A League of their Own, it's the hard that makes it great.  

So be brutally honest about it.  Set a period of time (a year or so), to see how she likes it and honestly agree to make another move if she hates it.  If she knows its not a forever move (necessarily), she will probably be much more willing to give it a try.  Don't worry about the money -- you'll probably live better on less in Michigan and being happy about where you live and what you do has a value of its own.  But above all, make the decision together and stick with whatever you decide.

Good luck.

10/28/2014 - 12:18pm Thoughts

1. This seems fairly seriousy.  Did Brian just stick a fork in Brandon?

2. It's always the cover-up.

3. If a bunch of people started requesting emails that had been destroyed, would they all be entitled to $500?  

 

10/01/2014 - 1:37pm Last Weekend and This

Last weekend I listened to the game as I was headed to a party.  When I got there, I watched the end of the half, then went outside.  Because I know better now, I checked my phone before going back in to catch the rest of the game and it was 20-7, then quickly 27-7, and I just said F it.  I'm not going to ruin my evening with this garbage.  

This weekend we were planning to go up to Jersey, but opted instead to go to the Florida - Tennessee game because my wife is a Gator.  We'll be back home in plenty of time for the game, but there is no way my relatives are going to opt for M-Rutgers over LSU-Auburn and I'm not going to protest or try to find another TV.  I'm done for now.  I hate that, but I more hate watching them fail over and over again.

01/27/2014 - 11:03am How is it no onw has mentioned the most persistent Michigan Myth

Brady was Henson's backup.

10/22/2012 - 1:26pm On pom-poms

I understand the negatives on pom-poms, but I have to say that, on TV, when it's a big moment and 7NA is playing and everyone is in rythm, it looks pretty sweet.  It's like the whole stadium is pulsating.

03/02/2012 - 9:45am In the UK they show games with opposing calling the games

I think they only do it for games already played, but they get a fan of each team to do a running commentary on the game.  I think its a brilliant concept if you get the right people, though between the idioms and insider knowledge, pretty much everything went over my head the one time I tried to watch it.  Still, I would love to see ESPN try this more with former players of each team, and tell them to go ahead and be as biased, funny, and irreverant as they want.

01/09/2012 - 10:34am Reformed Sparty

Dad went to MSU, so growing up in Michigan, I rooted for them, even though my mom was UM and my first cfb experiences were all at Michigan Stadium.  Then we moved to Texas, and one of my few connections to home was M games (MSU not on national TV).  I guess I officially switched with the 89 Rose Bowl.  Then it came time to pick a school, M said yes, Dad said yes, Desmond caught that pass, and it was over.

10/03/2011 - 12:55pm I assumed, but am not sure I ever had seen confirmation

that David Molk does indeed have teeth.  Nice to seem him smile (and have ample reason to).  I love that kid.

Brian, the opening to this post was brilliant.  The more you know about these kids, the more you want to seem them rewarded.  And dammit, if I have to teach 95% of Michigan fans in twenty years how this group of seniors saved Michigan football, I hope I can still link back to these posts to do it.

10/03/2011 - 10:10am Also, what the hell has Ga Tech done?

They have no quality wins.  NC State is Minnesota bad.

10/03/2011 - 10:09am Auburn is too high

They have not put anyone away, even the bad teams on their schedule.  South Carolina should have had a shot at a tying field goal if not for bad call with the clock and refusal to review.  Not saying they don't deserve to be ranked, but no way should they be above any undefeateds in the 10-15 range.

09/29/2011 - 11:05am Love this feature -- one request

Could we get a brief recap of what the previous teams we've played did last week?  Not the full write-up / preview report, but just whether they won or lost and their current record?  Would be nice to get a gauge of our strength of schedule.

05/20/2011 - 12:31am I doubt the Wings get moved

First, move them where?  They wouldn't get moved to the Southeast, and there is nobody to move out of the Northeast or Atlantic without splitting up the New York area teams or the Pennsylvania teams, which I don't think would be wise.

Second, there is a much more natural team to move into the Southeast in Nashville, which aligns better with southern teams like Carolina and the Florida duo than with the midwest.

Third, while flying across four time zones is murder during the playoffs, the Wings fit well in the midwestern Central Division with long-time rivalries against Chicago and St. Louis and a burgeoning rivalry with Columbus.

More likely, I see three options, none of which involve moving the Wings:

1. Winnipeg to NW, Minnesota to Central, Nashville to SE

2. Winnipeg to NW, Colorado to Pacific, Dallas to Central, Nashville to SE

3. Winnipeg to NW, Colorado to Pacific, Dallas to SE.

Personally, I would go with 1, which minimizes moves, is a better fit for all three teams, and brings back most of the old Norris cities.

04/12/2011 - 12:48am REK and Morrissey go together like chocolate and peanut butter

Brian, I never would have taken you for a REK fan.  I love that album, especially his vignettes, and that one is my second favorite (behind the guys sitting in the back yard around a window unit air conditioner).

And as for hitting bottom, as tough as this loss was, we were there.  In the arena.  Despised, maybe, but relevant.  Hell, I love being despised.  I'll take an OT loss in the national championship (an effective coin toss) over two bowl-less seasons and a decade out of the NCAA Bball tournament.

08/12/2010 - 11:13am I second Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer

It's obviously Alabama and SEC focused, but a hilarious read.  My only regret about it is that he really doesn't go into any detail about the end of the '99 season for Bama (a heartbreaking loss (for them) to Michigan in the Orange Bowl).

08/11/2010 - 1:35pm I got 558.95 as well

143+317+18+58+8+14.95

08/26/2009 - 1:04pm I recall and Stassen confirmed that Maryland did this with FSU

In 1996, Maryland played its conference home game against Florida State in Miami. They were trounced 48 - 10. Florida State went undefeated that year until losing to National Champion Florida in a rematch of their regular season finale.