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08/26/2016 - 5:00pm Its one of the LA stadium proposals copy & pasted

Carson stadium proposal

Carson, CA proposal

http://www.trbimg.com/img-55397947/turbine/la-sp-nfl-stadium-renderings…

08/26/2015 - 12:35am Are you at University of Alberta

In Edmonton, Alberta?

08/16/2015 - 12:54am Anthony Carter with the Vikings, childhood memories

Finally figured out what these uniforms remind me of:

08/16/2015 - 12:32am Reminds me of watching Anthony Carter with the Vikings

AC playing for the Minnesota Vikings back in the late 80's - early 90's

sleeve stripes are placed on the shoulder instead of bicep, other than that and purple instead of blue its very similar.

03/16/2014 - 9:42am In Canada

Mac & Cheese is always referred to as Kraft Dinner, which Canadians love.

So in this case Nik is eating up his Craft Dinner. He's hungry.

03/11/2013 - 12:42am Offensive Goaltending

Makes no sense. I have never understood how an offensive player tipping in a basket was made illegal if the ball is in a virtually impossible to determine from most angles imaginary cylinder. Defensive goaltending makes sense.

07/26/2012 - 11:36pm Why not use the 10 yard line markers

wouldn't it make sense to use the 10s for the 10 yard line for the B1G logos. It would really just be adding a "B" to the field. less clutter is better.

01/28/2012 - 3:41am These unis are only for teams who donned Nike in their champions

MSU wore reebok when they won their last championship so they don't qualify for this initial platinum jersey.

09/11/2011 - 2:48am this was a celebratory post

I like coach Carr, he coached a number of great teams and they were so good because of his leadership and I'm thankful for the years he was coach. He did however lack in one area and that was to be aggressive when there was a chance at playing it safe. There was a fear that Hoke would be that same way. I am thoroughly enjoying the guts of the playcall tonight going for it all.

07/29/2011 - 9:40am Both teams

2008 Utah & 2010 SDSU had 9-4 seasons with a win over Navy in the Poinsettia. That's as close as could be. Back in '08 the jury was out on Whittingham too.
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<br>Utah's undefeated run was not expected they didn't have Boise St. or TCU like hype. Which is why we as a Michigan fanbase came to grips with that particular loss retroactively late in that season.

03/12/2011 - 2:21am Dear Bubble,

GTFO my court.
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<br>Yours Truly,
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<br>Darius
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02/25/2011 - 6:20pm The bigger issue

The bigger issue is that the arena is outdated. Oiler fans still fill the building to capacity every night even when the team is not competitive in an outdated rink.

So are you saying that since Oiler fans have established themselves as a working class and extremely loyal fanbase they should not want a modern arena downtown? 

This narrow view of yours is ridiculous. Edmonton is a city that will sell out a bigger arena when built and it could use a downtown arena district to revitalize a boring unused downtown core.

01/28/2011 - 11:23pm Dual

I'm a Dual Citizen.

I was Born in Grosse Pointe Farms. Only lived in the Detroit area for 2 years of my life but my dad older brother got hooked. I was raised a Michigan fan and never swayed.

I moved to Edmonton, AB at 18 to go to a Christian Institution, met my wife and have stayed lived here ever since.

01/23/2011 - 1:00am Trick plays

Especially the one other teams do where the qb lines up as a wr. The defense couldn't afford to ignore Robinson like they do almost every qb that lines up out wide.
<br>I know multiple QBs on the field has been joked about a lot in the last 2 years but in the case of a trick played I'd love to see it.
<br>Denard coming around in motion on a reverse pass would also be fun to watch.

01/21/2011 - 6:15pm Denard Robinson

Soph: 2,570 yards passing, 18TDs, 11 INTs. 1702 yards rushing (6.6 YPC) 14 TD.

Michigan had 35 total rushing TD's this year and that team in Ohio in '06 had 25 so they didn't pad Robinson's passing stats near the goal line.

So the big differences are Robinson had 5 more INT's and 1498 more rushing yds. which was needed since the team didn't have any RB's that played as well as Pittman did for them that year.

01/20/2011 - 7:49pm $20M for the whole project

It sounds like the total cost for Michigan Stadium, Crisler and Yost will be $20M, not just the 2 for the stadium.

01/17/2011 - 2:40pm This is ridiculous

I bet one of the things you love about Michigan is the amount of integrity that it has shown over the years, and dealing with internal problems the right way.

You cant have this and also demand David Brandon not live up to his word on how he would conduct the search. He treated Rich Rodriguez like a human being and I respect that over getting some big name by sleazy standards.

Your Florida CC analogy is stupid. Meyer retired, Rodriguez was not retained. Big Difference.

Unfortunately more coaches would rather have the Florida job than the Michigan job right now, I hope that changes soon.

01/07/2011 - 11:22am To be clear to the original post I want Jim Harbaugh.

He was my favorite NFL qb growing up. I lived in Chicago while he was a Bear, I loved watching him as a Colt. I still think the Colts were robbed by that play Kordell Stewart was out of bounce and came back in to catch the AFC championship winning TD.

I wanted Harbaugh back in 07 when he had won a NC with San Diego.

The circus around Harbaugh this month is crazy. I am beginning to think of the other options after Harbaugh. Hoke is someone I think has the potential to overachieve and be a good coach at Michigan. Whoever the next HC is will have to deal with a lot of bs expectations and myths of bs expectations that the local media hold in too lofty idealistic standards.

EDIT: I also think the lambasting of Hoke on this board is terrible and could possibly make the job harder than it needs to be if he happens to be hired. We don't need the next coach having similar challenges that handicapped Rodriguez while he was here. It took the wind out of the sails of a good coach and I don't want to see a portion of the fanbase / media create unnecessary obstacles to overcome within the support system of Michigan football. 

01/07/2011 - 10:46am Nick Saban won MNCs because...

He Cheats
<br>Didn't play USC (LSU)
<br>Colt McCoy got hurt
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<br>The Pete Carroll / nick Saban route is the other way to win. Stockpile NFL talent by any means necessary.

01/07/2011 - 10:06am I was trying to bring perspective against the growing myth

Bo's statement was an indictment on Frieder not an endorsement for Fisher, it's better to have an interim coach them somebody who wants to be somewhere else.
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<br>On another note: I think Jim Tressel who was an unpopular choice has been so successful because of his passion for OSU. I know he has the best state for recruiting outside of the south and big budgets and proved himself to be a good coach at other levels, but without his passion he he'd be like John Cooper. Cooper had great talent but lost meaningful games. OSU dominates the bigten because of their coaches passion has been adopted by their players.
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<br>I want to see Michigan match that internal passion for the team by the coaches and then the players. That will all depend on how passionate the next HC leads.

01/04/2011 - 12:03am Anybody who thinks...

Harbaugh = Lloyd Carr

Is crazy.

Harbaugh has a tenacity that shows up in his players that Michigan never had with Carr on offense. The 97 defense the huge exception.

12/17/2010 - 10:43am A switch of Wisconsin & Nebraska

Would solve all of this. The divisions would still be even and the rivalries would make more sense.
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<br>Then you could very logically do great lakes / plains or north south would work as well.
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<br>The B1G decision on Wisconsin is screwing these division lines and consequently names up.

12/06/2010 - 1:36pm Coaches can't talk about specific recruits

Until they have signed on commitment day or are early enrollees on campus.

12/02/2010 - 4:52pm frustrating

I have played through 1 season and found that the gameplay was really frustrating. It seemed like some of those older games where only some of the plays work and other just don't work regardless of the situation.  Receivers drop passes at a frustrating level. Running the ball with the rb can be pretty easy. I ended up pulling a Wisconsin and abandoned the pass, Mike Shaw had a big season.

I doubt I'll ever play a 2nd season. $5 - its debatably worth it.

11/28/2010 - 12:08am Champion

Harbough won a national championship at San Diego. RR hasn't won one on any level. Your argument that RR's potential winning future championships is greater doesn't make sense.
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<br>Harbough is not equivalent to Lloyd Carr. He is a much more aggressive coach. Maybe a little more like Moeller when the offensive game plan was play to win and score at every chance instead of conservative playcalling / playing not to lose and allowing lesser teams to stay close.

11/19/2010 - 3:36pm justin tv app

I have an iphone. I've watched a couple of M games this fall or part of them from the Justin TV app.  Its a battery and data sucker if you're not on wifi, but well worth it.

11/09/2010 - 1:37pm these were my favorites

 

Classic Style with modern well fitting V-neck 

The new ones are an improvement from the stretched scoop neck look we've had the past few years. They have an awkwardly looking neck that seems to be too big.

10/08/2010 - 10:13am Good friends wedding

I'm a groomsman. Starts a 1/2 hour before game time. Its worth it for a friend this close. But my heart is torn in being away from the tv at gametime, especially considering this years heightened excitement.
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<br> I live in Alberta where NCAA football is not a consideration. I hope my justintv app works during pictures.

10/08/2010 - 2:17am Please let this mean

Gus Johnson gets to call the Final 4. I know he's A play by play which is what nantz does. Hopefully CBS will consider improving their announcing quality.

09/23/2010 - 11:45pm request for AAB

please have a comment and not just a heading or the mgoblog app for iphone crashes

 

And Oregon is the most exciting offense so far this season.

09/14/2010 - 6:00pm Tate '09 vs Denard '10 stats are misleading

Tate was the best QB on the team last year. But through the first four games he was not given the opportunity to play full games. Denard has played all but 3 snaps this year. Tate wasn't given the chance to rack up stats.

  • The WMU 2nd half was a mess with QB's rotating in and out and no one was able to get in a rhythm (31 first half points and 0 second). 
  • ND he was given almost the full game and had over 310 yards of total off.
  • The game against EMU Tate had 13 passes and 6 runs
  • Indiana also one of the first four games is the one he was hurt in.

I thought the biggest mistake last year was that the coaching staff didn't let Tate stay in games long enough to get offensive timings and rhythms going that could've set up a dynamic conference season. The QB switches of last year didn't lose any of the first 4 games but it certainly didn't help the team going into the rest of their season.

We would not be hearing all the same hype and accolades for Denard if he was pulled for the majority of UConn and pieces of ND. 

I'm glad that the coaches have put their confidence and full games of snaps to Denard this year so far.

09/09/2010 - 12:00pm Gloves
  • In 2008 our guys came out in the rain in Adidas gloves having just switched brands in the off season.
  • No one on ND had Adidas gloves and they have been with that brand for years.
  • They came out with Cutters instead of Adidas.
  • They held on to the ball and our guys could not.
  • I hope the team chooses gloves wisely after that debacle.

Edit

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2863093702/sizes/m/in/photostream/

Some of Michigan's players might have switched gloves at halftime.

09/03/2010 - 12:15am 10-2

10-3

08/31/2010 - 12:02am Dayne Crist and Death have a higher ranking...

than Forcier and Robinson.

And the non-death option is coming off of ACL surgery.

This is ridiculous. 

08/28/2010 - 1:47pm channelsurfing.net

Has a lot of sports content including a espn channel feed

08/25/2010 - 10:23am Have had my macbook for 2 years

I still love it.

Friends that bought pc laptops at the same time are not content with those ones anymore and are wanting to get a new one.

I've had no desires of getting a new one. That's contentment, I always want new electronics.

Mac won me over and continues to. My usage needs sound similar to OP.

08/23/2010 - 3:30pm 2 observations from media day pics

1 pic has freshman QB "Kevin Gardner" posing

Other more important observation: its great to see #46 Jon Bills, smiling and having fun!

Jon Bills with Roundtree and Webb

08/16/2010 - 6:17pm no stonum, odoms, cox, shaw

there is a lot 1st & 2nd string guys missing from this video 

08/16/2010 - 10:53am maize replaced black

I didn't think it made sense that the QB's wore black jerseys the past couple videos before this one. It only looked slightly different from the blue jerseys worn by the defense. At least the gold/maize for practice is a different color to make them stand out. The black practice unis that the QB's were wearing didn't have the adidas 3 stripes down the side similarly to the gold (they're not adidas / generic).

06/22/2010 - 1:53am Filled in endzones with Fieldturf

Fieldturf is supposed to look like real grass (in most cases). If you look at kinnick or Ohio stadium for recent examples of going with fieldturf and filling the endzones with team colors, the fakeness really comes out. With UM's natural background look the grass appearance remains entact.

(Tried to link pictures from phone)
http://flickr.com/photos/dsweeney/4563248770/sizes/m/in/search?q=kinnic…

http://flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2887608367/sizes/m/in/search?q=oh…

04/29/2010 - 5:04pm Dadrian Taylor vs. Joe Paterno's Penn State

04/28/2010 - 11:04pm the google earth in browser option didn't work

I did download the model by MkMrA2 for my google earth and then hid the one that was the default. This is a good job by him, much better than the old one.  The old model always bothered me - but I don't have the skill or the patience to build Michigan stadium myself. This new update is not perfect but a big improvement.

edit: the outside structures' brick and glass are very impressive, virtually perfect. not sure how you would change the glass on the inside to look more realistic.

04/22/2010 - 1:08pm Gus Johnson

I hope Turner getting Final Fours in the future means shuffling the commentating so there is more Gus Johnson calling it and not Master's whispering Nantz. Nantz almost made the Butler Duke game boring. CBS should just keep him in golf.

04/22/2010 - 1:27am I don't know how much we'll miss DW

He's talented. But, he never seemed to possess that leadership quality to demand others around him be better.

One of the best things about Woodson was that he kept everybody accountable around him. So guys like Ray and Hendricks and Weathers were pushed to play better than there talent level.

I don't like that Warren is gone but I'm not really upset either. It seems like T Wolf might possess some of that leadershipto demand of his teammates. And if Warren was being a me first attitude guy (it sometimes seemed that way this year) that his leaving early knowing he doesn't have a chance for 1 st round suggests; the team will be better as a unit who play together. And most importantly as they practice together to make each other better.

04/19/2010 - 7:29pm similar concerns

When Roundtree was on the field in the spring game, the ball was going to Roundtree regardless of who the QB was. Stonum did not even get a pass thrown to him, I felt bad for him since he is a Jr and his future is really in flux for being a major contributor for UM or not. Is it simply that Roundtree has the knack for getting open on every play or is it that the QB's see #12 better than the other WR's?

03/31/2010 - 9:53pm I don't remember praising bunched uniforms

I don't think it's too much too ask of Adidas to make uniforms that don't rip so easily, while at the same time don't have bunching numbers or some other major quality control issue. I think that uniforms that tear at the seams or in the climacool fabric look sloppy regardless of straight tackle-twill numbers. It's ridiculously short sighted to think it HAS to be one or the other flaw.

EDIT: I also believe that Reebok uniforms had more of a bunching issue than Nike did.

03/31/2010 - 7:32pm Great Technology

Is it the Climacool part of the jersey that has been ripping on Michigan's jerseys the last two years? I know that Brandon Graham is awesome and a jersey cannot contain him but he always had holes in his jersey. He wasn't the only one. Thanks Adidas, for making Michigan cutting edge jerseys that constantly get holes ripped in them.

03/26/2010 - 12:19am Rice-esque

Looks like old number 41 in the '89 tournament.

03/11/2010 - 12:07pm Its been a rough stretch for me

1. Michigan Football
2. Michigan Basketball
3. Seattle Seahawks
4. Detroit Lions
5. Edmonton Oilers
6. Seattle Mariners
7. Detroit Tigers
8. Detroit Pistons
9. Seattle Sonics (left)

Last year's Michigan Basketball team the only bright light the last 2 years.
Here's to hoping for a good run for the MNT in the World Cup this summer, although they would probably rather not have me root for the them.

03/10/2010 - 12:05am Is Tate going to switch?

Will Tate go to his #4 that he had in HS with Minor gone?
For the phonetic use with his name.