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03/09/2018 - 8:34pm That,

or, uh His Dudeness, or uh Duder, or El Duderino, if you're not into the whole brevity thing.

08/30/2017 - 11:01am I've seen this comment a few times

Are people really greeting delivery people in their boxers?

I absolutely acknowledge that walking out of your house to the street is a downgrade from the existing state of pizza delivery, and I can see how it would be a dealbreaker for some people, but, do you literally mean you don't put on pants to get your pizza?

08/30/2017 - 10:57am Driver's Re-education

Aviation is regulated enough to make this effective, but driving is not.  It's good that 2016 driver's ed classes incorporated stuff we've learned from research and experience, but i'm sure there are still people on the road who learned to drive in the 50's and have never taken a refresher course.  (Unrelated to learning, but they have also probably lost a step in vision, reflexes, etc.)

And it's very unlikely driving privileges ever get regulated to the point where drivers are recertified regularly like I assume pilots are.  On the other hand, there should certainly be regulations on manufacturers of autonomous vehicles to prevent them from creating cars that will drive in unsafe ways.  In short, I believe self-driving vehicles are our only hope for significantly improving driving safety.

08/02/2017 - 12:31pm Where?

At the Ohio History Center, the architectural salvage place, or Crew Stadium?
(Of course I don't know how loud it was, but it just doesn't seem like there's anything residential anywhere near the place where the rides go at the State Fair.)

11/27/2016 - 1:39am to be fair

I think that guy was lobbying for a (borderline) late hit OOB call, and the ref was smiling as he said something probably to the effect of, you're gonna need more than that to get a call today.

01/25/2016 - 3:06am Don't let them bring you down

It really was not that bad.  I'm very surprised that this board, of all populations, doesn't appreciate the joke more.  

Obviously Randy Moss had a fantastic, record-setting pro career, in addition to his unbelievable Motor City Bowl season at Marshall.  But he didn't play for or against Michigan, his kid was not a prominent M recruiting target, and neither of them will have played for a team that Michigan is ever likely to face.  The joke about losing to Woodson is the only thing that makes this relevant here (and it's also a funny faux-arrogant way to describe a HoF player).

01/19/2016 - 8:36am The fightin' Oaks!

My mom was on student council with him.  I've never really heard that many stories about it, so maybe his passing should be the impetus for kind of a StoryCorps event.

10/23/2015 - 2:15pm And the hills!

Not to mention, the hills in his neighborhood (and on almost any 6-mile route through Ann Arbor) would take a lesser athlete down.

10/20/2015 - 11:34am You don't need to wonder

Since the last play featured an obvious and non-controversial personal foul with the obvious result that MSU's fumble recovery and TD were called back, I'm just living my life as though Michigan did, in fact, win.  If I were Brian and Ace, I would refer to MSU's record with a loss and/or an asterisk from now on for the rest of the season, and if I were any voter or observer of CFB, I would regard this game as a Michigan win and an MSU loss.  It may prove to be confusing, but I also intend to maintain, for instance, that MSU hasn't won at the Big House since 2010 — hopefully to the consternation of my Spartan friends and acquaintances.

Obviously this is an unusual step, but since there is absolutely no extrapolation or prediction necessary and the call was so cut-and-dried, this is my plan. 

10/09/2015 - 6:38pm Delta Flight 1719?

I'm flying to LA and Delta's flight schedule is perfectly inconvenient.

09/13/2015 - 9:18pm ESPN

It's on ESPN - was delayed for hours. They'll be running the "watch the baseball game on ESPN2 [or ESPNNews, whatever]" scroll straight through the match.

03/31/2014 - 1:44pm What if...

Something I keep coming back to is the way things would have played out differently if Michigan had been up by 1 (as though, for instance, Caris LeVert's close 3-pointer had actually been counted for 3).  Kentucky couldn't hold the ball for a guaranteed last (quality) shot if they were actually trailing rather than tied, and it seems pretty unlikely that they would have tried a 3 in that situation.  I'm having a real hard time getting over the screwjob elements of that game.

03/22/2014 - 10:56pm Boooo

MSU getting some 1-seed calls for the last full minute. Wonder what every ESPN analyst is doing with State's Sweet 16 game in their round-by-round picks, though.

03/17/2014 - 4:51pm *bump*

Just... yeah.

01/31/2014 - 4:11pm Count me in!

If... you happen to be one of us unfortunate souls in the greater Columbus area.  I'll be somewhere on the Olentangy Trail, as soon as I wake up and can drag myself out into the (relatively balmy!) 30-degree morning.

01/28/2014 - 5:59pm Guess that shoe dropped


I'm not sure if this changes anything about the discussion of the allegations, since the Daily piece points out that everything important about the University's investigation is different from a criminal one (participation of victim, burden of proof, etc.).  It reads like this case could literally have been reported by that axe-grinding professor, and the victim may not have participated in this investigation either, and the outcome is totally different because the rules are different.  

Not that I don't think Gibbons probably did what he's accused of, and not that I don't think his expulsion is just and overdue; I just can't see the difference between what we *know* now and what we *knew* then.  (I was disgusted and conflicted all season because I believed Gibbons was probably not innocent.  Hasn't changed, in either direction of certainness.) 

If we can talk about football as it relates to this nasty situation, I do find myself morbidly curious if this has anything to do with Gibbons's non-participation in the OSU game.  Obviously the Daily article is just laying out everything of note that has happened with Gibbons lately, but there's a tiny bit of implication in mentioning that.  The article mentions a document dated 11/20/13, so maybe the wheels had started turning already and Gibbons was sitting because of this?  Would be crazy considering the effect that the kicking game could have had on the outcome.

01/27/2014 - 2:24pm Beilein's goodwill

It's about damned time Beilein got to cash in some of this accumulated goodwill.  I'll never forget the 2012 game at Breslin when he got T'd up from 30 feet away for sticking his arms out and saying approximately 3 words.  Naturally, this was in the middle of a standard 6th-man-of-the-play-award-winning performance by Izzo on the other end of the floor; the Izzo Show eventually drew a T, but hadn't yet when Beilein got his and the game was still potentially in reach.

T is very briefly shown at the very start of UMHoops's Five Key Plays from that 2012 game.

12/21/2013 - 9:39pm Chris Christie at OSU game?

Is that Chris Christie (, Governor) right behind the Notre Dame bench?

11/05/2013 - 5:24pm Student section logistics question

I didn't want to create a whole post about this, but: can any students answer a question about logistics with the new rules?

A friend is trying to go to the game in a group of 3, but is obviously having trouble finding 3 tickets together.  He's thinking about getting 2 non-student tickets and 1 student ticket, and then borrowing a couple of the "section tickets" from neighbors in the student section so he can walk his friends in.  Will that work?  Are people generally friendly about that, or does the usher-student antipathy make everybody tight-fisted?


Also: love it, michiganman14.  Definitely agree that the next 3 are totally winnable, and — despite our pessimistic sports fan perceptions — you can't count out any Michigan team in The Game.  If the sane and logical reasons that make a win against OSU seem really unlikely were all there is to it, well, why would we even be fans?  Go Blue!

10/08/2013 - 10:49am Welp

09/21/2013 - 1:16pm Not to mention

The weather was awful (constant drizzle) until around 11:30 here in Columbus. I felt bad dropping my father-in-law and sister-in-law off at the OSU shuttle location at 10am because I knew they'd have to be outside in this crap as soon as the bus got them to campus.

09/19/2013 - 10:16am 43-2, Michiagn

Michigan 43

UConn 2

09/12/2013 - 5:07pm Cackle transcript

I'm pretty convinced that I heard "hold on" instead of "hmmmm," before the "Whoosh."

09/12/2013 - 9:39am 71-2

Michigan 71

Akron 2

09/11/2013 - 5:57pm No — needs moar

I don't really mind making my browser work overtime, and I actually prefer not to click to individual entries unless I'm pretty bored and want to read comments. SO, I would prefer if there were twice as many stories per page on the front page, and if there were no "JUMP"... ever.

I may be an odd cookie in this regard.

Also, I wish the widgets in the sidebar worked. (Paging through recent MGoBoard posts, specifically.)

09/11/2013 - 1:00pm I assume that's true, although

I can't imagine a way to deliver a smothering-capable quantity of gasoline all at once, fast enough to prevent it from igniting (unless maybe just the bottom part of the gas can catch fire and the rest of it just keeps falling and smothers that bottom part?).  

Anyway, like putting out an oil well fire with an explosion, it seems inadvisable to attempt this trick in the defensive backfield.

09/10/2013 - 10:25pm Not bad for a "giant toilet bowl"

Are we all okay with Crew Stadium for a little while? (Seriously, that shit was not clever in any way.)

09/09/2013 - 12:24am She was fine

Pretty sure I know what you're talking about, since I was horrified watching that collision from my seat in the south end zone.  I wasn't ready for the game to go on, although everybody else seemed to be.  It looked awful, but when the net was righted, she stood right up and I saw her wave someone off in a clear "I'm fine" gesture — must've just been tangled if she wasn't moving at first.  I was amazed but delighted to see it; maybe the net frame isn't as heavy as the Lacrosse goal it looks like.

09/08/2013 - 11:36pm Outliers

I don't specifically remember it, but I believe that's true; that was certainly an exceptional game.

I also believe, and have mgocommented about it at some point, that the "You Suck" chant was born (and should have been laid immediately to rest - perhaps with occasional revivals) at that game.  Rare is the confluence of [game that is so well in hand that we can chant You Suck] + [team we hate enough that we would chant You Suck in such a situation instead of feeling sorry for them or thinking, "hey, thanks for letting us keep this Jug" or something like that].  It's just mean to chant You Suck at Baby Seal U, and it's just dumb to chant it when a team's about to go for it on 4th and/or could still beat us.

So, er, what I mean to say is, there are exceptional games even in rivalries, and the appropriate reactions to them should be exceptions.  Not that I thought you disagreed with that in the first place.  (Did the students still chant "You Suck" on Saturday?  Sounded like they might be, but it was pretty faint from Section 13.)

09/04/2013 - 10:14am 38-0, Michigan

38-0, Michigan - tried and true.

08/23/2013 - 12:20am If only there were a way...

Seems like that should already be a Drupal module just waiting to be popped in -- if only Brian and Co. weren't terrified to change anything because the recent server move seemed to expose a chewing gum/twig infrastructure.

08/07/2013 - 3:03pm Pretty much

It was John U. Bacon, in the chapter of 3&O where he follows Denard for a day (p. 360, for those of you following at home).

At 10:34, they finally walked out of Schembechler Hall for the last time that day.  Normally they would be coming out of the Academic Center, but somehow two middle-aged men carrying a stack of glossy photos figured out where they were and approached Robinson the moment he walked outside to sign their photos of him.  It was all for charity, of course, or their ten-year-old kids—they claimed both at various times—so Robinson autographed one each, then said, "That's it, man," and got into Gardner's pickup.

So I don't think the presence of 2 Lewan items, or even a dozen Braxton Miller items, really means all that much.

08/05/2013 - 10:41pm So now we know

META topics must wait when the Tigers are busy crushing the spirits of the Indians and their fans.  This also explains the permitted OT list, although I feel like it should include a Columbus-area soccer game in a little more than a month, as well.

05/09/2013 - 10:27am Wish I could!

Everything about this sounds great (especially the charity and the City BBQ), and I would normally be running on the Olentangy Trail on a Saturday, anyway, but that particular Saturday I'll be up in Grand Haven, er, getting married.  

Sounds like an awesome event, hope it goes really well!  I'll pass this along to my Columbus frisbee friends, some of them seem like the triathlonning type.

04/06/2013 - 6:35pm Go Shockers!

This is why any team (WSU, 'Cuse, M) should hate the idea of playing L'ville. That guy in the corner of the floor is an emotional wild card.

04/06/2013 - 2:37pm Staffing, probably

[Full disclosure: my fiancée is an archivist]

To expand a tiny bit on the general "priorities" suggestion that a couple other posters have already proffered, I'll point out that libraries and archives are not at their highest staffing levels ever, in the current political and economic climate.  Some archivists have even been forced to move from Ann Arbor to Columbus just to find a job in their chosen field...

So, the availability of staff to work on projects like updating new/constantly changing sports records is probably pretty low, and evidently this sort of thing gets put off until somebody can process a couple years' worth of stuff all at once.  For more frequent updates, call your state representative and ask them to vote for more funding for libraries, museums, and archives — or even specifically for more positions at the Bentley!

[okay that was pretty obvious. sorry.]

04/03/2013 - 1:46pm I have been hearing about this strategy

but Izzo is taking the "expect the worst and you won't be disappointed" plan a little bit too far.  I do have a serious question about this piece, though: what the hell does all this mean? "Nobody will understand that I went through some times here where that'll never end until the day I'm dead. I downplayed it during the year, but it's just a fact of life."

04/03/2013 - 11:54am So Beileiny

I'm not at all surprised to read that.  It seems to me that the coaching staff would just not bother recruiting a guy who didn't recognize that his basketball talent gave him no license to behave badly.  That can only help the team in terms of limiting bad press, improving team chemistry, and even increasing player retention.  All of it adds up to a team and staff that is amazingly fun and easy to cheer for!  (By way of contrast, my soon-to-be-father-in-law has to hold his nose every time he cheers for his Buckeyes football team, now.)  Thanks for posting; it just keeps getting better!

04/03/2013 - 10:58am Michigan 81, Syracuse 54

Since Syracuse is just a little bit lower than Florida at Defense, and several spots lower at Offense.  Go Blue!  Beat citrus!

04/02/2013 - 3:53pm Absolutely

I would be all over this, although I couldn't make it until the final on Monday.  I'll even drive up from Columbus for it!  ...and also for work, which I do every month for one week in the office (I'm normally remote).

04/01/2013 - 4:19pm Whoa

Is glaring suit dude getting all up in front row trumpet guy's face?  That's pretty intense but he doesn't seem to mind too much.

03/14/2013 - 5:10pm Tonight's homework:

Destroy all backboards. 

(And learn to sell hard fouls on near-breakaways, for god's sake. I hate Wisconsin.)

03/10/2013 - 7:04pm Good Question

Burke especially! He 'posed to be POY, and he can't deliver in the big spots. That missed front-end must make him something like 6-7 in the last minute, between this Sunday and last Sunday!



03/07/2013 - 10:43pm The announcer thought so

But I thought maybe Izzo was just really relieved to see Payne stand up after that King Kong fall on or around his brainbox. I know I thought he was in bad shape when he first crumpled.

02/19/2013 - 9:14pm Looking good for the best possible outcome

MSU win that they couldn't have gotten without copious help from the zebras.  There have been some joker-ass calls down the stretch here.


Edit: Maybe Sparty needs a little bit more than copious help. Ah, well.

02/17/2013 - 1:33pm Which town/park?

I've been wondering. The downtown Detroit one with the Fort St sign is obvious enough, but I don't know where that park is.

02/17/2013 - 1:29pm Heavy Rob showed up today

Hope this helps him and the team feel confident about those plays against tougher teams, too.

02/07/2013 - 10:13am 74 - 69

Michigan wins

(as long as State doesn't get bailed out on every 2nd half miss by a series of ridiculous "lookin'-at-funny" fouls)!

Haha - who is downvoting posts in this thread?  Must be a slow morning.

02/05/2013 - 10:33pm Tipped?

I think the refs missed a foul on Burke, on that shot

02/05/2013 - 9:52pm The McGary roll

I count twice that Mitch has put up shots that didn't seem to have the requisite forward momentum, but they landed on the rim and rolled in. I mean, I'll take it -- just weird.