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10/26/2017 - 2:45pm He was the #1 dad, but now

He was the #1 dad, but now he's unranked.

10/06/2017 - 12:37pm In defense of Jake (possibly from State Farm, wearing khakis)

Score at the end of regulation: 15-15

Top of first OT: Michigan scores a TD, misses the XP, leads 21-15

Bottom of first OT: MSU throws an interception inside the ten. Michigan inexplicably runs it into their own endzone and kneels down, resulting in a safety.

Final score in OT: 21-17

05/01/2017 - 8:10am John Paul

"A change at the head coaching position is not out of the question."

Is this remark based on something other than wishful thinking?

11/07/2016 - 3:09pm Setting up Tinker to Evers to Chance.

Setting up Tinker to Evers to Chance.

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11/01/2016 - 12:44pm Brady was not QB in 2000.

Brady was not QB in 2000.

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10/26/2016 - 3:32pm I heard Ira on WTKA say the

I heard Ira on WTKA say the Wheatley TD call was "plausibly live" and it made me wonder...is he?

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10/07/2016 - 3:55pm Danny Moloshok

Photo credit on the YouTube picture is for Danny Moloshok, class of 2004, or something like that. Just thought people wanted to know that.

04/08/2016 - 8:10pm The most recent model was

The most recent model was this: The form was online only. You entered your preferred games in order of preference. They did not package the OSU tickets with other games anymore. It was simply done as a lottery. All entries had to be submitted by a certain date and then they did a random drawing from there. (At least, so they said.)

Even without a likelihood or guarantee of getting an OSU or MSU ticket, you could still get a good Big Ten game at face value, which is not always easy, or possible, on StubHub. One of my issues is also that I get a group of six tickets together, which is much harder to do on StubHub. Lastly, it was used as a pre-sale service. You did not have to sign on to mgoblue.com with the rest of the public when tickets went on sale.

They are making an obviously bogus claim that they are discontinuing the program because it's no longer "exclusive." They offered something (as explained above) that is not available to the gernal public. They have not explained the real reason, so I don't know what it is.

My best guess would be that they have to buy a certain amount of tickets from the Athletic Department and then they eat the cost of whatever they can't sell. They probaby were not able to sell out their crap game tickets and were losing money. And with a season coming up with no ND, no MSU, no OSU, and no night game, there probably weren't going to be a lot of people even looking for any kind of ticket.

I have sent them an email expressing my displeasure. I hope there is enough outrage that they will reverse course. Judging by the lack of comments on this thread, I'm not optimistic.

04/06/2016 - 9:38pm His wife is in a comma.

His wife is in a comma.

04/06/2016 - 8:06pm By grammar circles, do you

By grammar circles, do you mean message boards on the Internet? I'm unfamiliar with any U.S. style guides that say to put punctuation outside quotation marks. That is in contrast to the Oxford comma, which some style guides explicity* say to not use, despite its omission being a huge affront to common sense and decency.

*explicitly

04/06/2016 - 6:57pm Unless you're British...

the period goes inside the quotation marks.

04/02/2016 - 4:53pm Let's hold off the fire JP talk for today at least

If we had this kind of effort going forward, I think we could consider this a turnaround heading into next year.

I am greatly concerned by what we have seen in the first half of the year and will continue to be concerned if we resume losing to bad teams or losing to good teams by double digit goals.

However, it is incredibly unfair to hold the 5-year total record against JP. I think we can forgive the terrible records from the first three years when we still didn't have D-1 athletes, can't we?

04/02/2016 - 4:48pm Announcers said

that both teams would have to agree. But they also said it was probably not as hard for the players as it was for us.

04/02/2016 - 1:24pm Amazing first quarter

No Jackson or King again, but the offense still looks good. Maryland can't be happy with its defense. Logan with some good saves and Lott holding his own on FOs. And good rides for Michigan.

03/23/2016 - 9:49pm To your last couple points, I

To your last couple points, I can't believe how many shots they give up either on the crease or from the middle of the field just a few feet out. And no one is ever punished with a hit for it because Michigan isn't even in the area...mostly because they walked away from their man or are just plain caught ball watching. It's amazing Logan kept it as low scoring as he did.

03/23/2016 - 8:45pm "Wide open shot in the middle

"Wide open shot in the middle of the crease" was a theme for Marist.

03/23/2016 - 8:44pm So no King or Jackson?

It was bound to be tough without the top two on attack.

03/21/2016 - 6:59pm No one said we should be

No one said we should be outrecruiting the top tier of lacrosse. Most of us are saying we should be better than a team that loses to Dartmouth at home. So, glad to see we are all in agreement.

03/19/2016 - 8:09pm Yes, except

John Beilein has a long history of coaching success at the D-1 level and got us to the championship game in recent memory. So it's actually quite different in that sense.

03/19/2016 - 8:07pm We shouldn't be a "no-name" is the point

I think it is reasonable to believe that Michigan in its 5th year should expect to be at least as good as BU and Richmond which are also new programs. UM has gotten good recruits. We are a big draw for kids from talent-rich areas. It's not like our team is all from Michigan and Ohio.

03/19/2016 - 7:50pm I hate Dave Brandon, but

my understanding is that the team jumped from club to D-1 without a transition because some of the funding was contingent on such a jump. It came from families of the club players who wanted their kids to play D-1. I do not have first-hand knowledge of that, so I'm sorry for spreading rumors if I am way off.

In hindsight, hiring an experienced D-1 coach would have been preferable, but personally I was fine with giving JP a shot. He got his shot. It's time to move on after this year.

10/17/2015 - 9:56pm Real

He got the name right, so you know it's real.

04/15/2015 - 8:35pm Popcorn

A series on the athletic department? I'm getting my popcorn ready, and spreading it out on Sauce Castillo's counter.

Also, my issue with the Dave Brandon obit was that it was not mean enough. Also not timely enough, but whatever.

04/15/2015 - 8:17pm I think Columbus is a nice

I think Columbus is a nice enough town and Ohio isn't really that different as a state than Michigan.

Apparently we need an mgo version of this:

http://postsecret.com

10/31/2014 - 8:43pm One question remains
Now that

One question remains

Now that Dave Brandon is gone.

We can haz Harbaugh?

03/28/2014 - 9:53pm No ice

Also, he didn't ice it with the FT. Tennessee still had a shot to win. Even if he hit both, he wouldn't have iced anything other than ensuring we wouldn't lose in regulation.

10/09/2013 - 7:23pm NCAA record

It's an NCAA record, at least according to Wiki. I guess the ND-USC game was not an NCAA event.

10/06/2013 - 9:12pm Walter Johnson

Poor Walter Johnson. He never gets any run support.

04/27/2012 - 5:59pm I'm with M-Wolverine

If it's so obvious that premium games are worth $125 or more, why is the MSU game a mere $95 this year? I assume this means that the OSU and/or ND tickets next year will be no less than $125 now and absolutley no one will be upset by this.

04/14/2012 - 9:20pm Well technically

as I'm sure MaizeAndBlueWahoo knows, the rule is you have to have at least three players on your offensive half and and at least four players on your defensive half. Generally this is the three attackmen on the offensive half and the three defenders plus the goalie on the defensive half.

The exceptions are if you don't gain an advantage by having too few players on the field. In other words, if you only have 9 players on the field then no one cares that you only have two attackmen on the offensive half. This happens whenever you do a sub on the fly for a fleeting moment. Also, if you happen to have, I think, three guys or more serving penalties then I think the rules get a little funky, but that's pretty rare.

04/07/2012 - 8:16am I like

Lion Kim

03/20/2011 - 10:29pm an

an

01/23/2011 - 12:29am undoubtedly a club team

It's not varsity and it's not club varsity. That leaves club team. That makes it basically like the quidditch team.

12/22/2010 - 9:38pm Michigan Moment

Not making dinner reservations for a party of 11 on the day of graduation and still leading my family to a table at a great restaurant without any wait time. Procrastinating, yet passing with flying colors. I was a Comm major.

12/07/2010 - 10:13pm Why would you make a dumb

Why would you make a dumb comment like that?

11/12/2010 - 6:42am You get by with a little help

You get by with a little help from your Mgoblog friends.

10/10/2010 - 1:54pm I really thought this was

I really thought this was leading to a question about your GF.

09/26/2010 - 10:57pm I think Ron was trying to say:

Pride comes before the fall.

08/27/2010 - 8:16am grammar police

I'm less positive about the need for a comma than I am that "you're" should be "your."

02/13/2010 - 4:07pm Catering

You can't beat the catering from the Union basement. Wendy's and Mrs. Fields.

02/13/2010 - 1:22pm Union

Reception in the Tap Room.

02/09/2010 - 10:03pm Biggest disappointment

Alan Webb

02/08/2010 - 7:50pm I concur

It was almost impossible to not get an A.

02/06/2010 - 10:31am Illinois

The link says the Illini tribe is non-existent, but what about the Illini tribes?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illinois_Confederation

Wiki knows all.

I would have liked to have seen an Illinois helmet that could actually be used.

02/05/2010 - 7:32pm Obviously

Tacopants.

02/04/2010 - 9:55pm I like

Bell's Amber, very much. I also like most Michigan Brewing Company beers I've tried.

01/29/2010 - 11:55pm Dental School

Looks like a molar from above. Or was I the only who was told that?

01/26/2010 - 8:05pm FTR:

I'd like to posbang her.

01/24/2010 - 10:46pm B.A.D.

http://www.haloscan.com/comments/funkymoses/3868797347295029757/

Ah yes, I was at Dominick's with Rich when he was being told the story. It was the 2000 game vs. UCLA. He was there for ESPN Classic doing some UM-MSU rivalry thing. Didn't ever see the SC clip, though.

09/11/2009 - 8:55pm Epstein

Hayden Epstein kicked on Rosh Hashanah and I was at that game, and I'll be at this one. So let's amend that to say those of the Jewish faith who are practicing/observant and also likely keep kosher don't go to that game. I'll have some apples and honey and call it good.