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03/03/2018 - 4:36pm Your ideas are intriguing to me

and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

"Hi Frank. 2018.03. We swept Sparty."

12/16/2016 - 6:44pm One of the players leaked his

One of the players leaked his 80+ page report from the University of Minnesota to KSTP, which they have redacted and made available.

07/26/2015 - 8:09pm I remember the atmosphere

I remember the atmosphere being pretty good for the Halloween night game against Michigan State in 2009.

10/25/2014 - 2:42am Surly Darkness 2014, Bourbon

Surly Darkness 2014, Bourbon County Brand Stout, Lift Bridge Bourbon Barrel Aged Silhouette, Bent Paddle El Guererro Double Chilean Stout, Evil Twin Even More Jesus.

It was a good night of drinking.

05/02/2014 - 12:19am With respect to 2), they

With respect to 2), they don't necessarily cover your full tuition costs. Your high school gets a certain amount of money each year per student (something in the ballpark of $8k), and if you take 25% of your classes at a University instead of at high school, they have to contribute up to 25% of that amount towards your college tuition costs. Usually I think they're able to cover to whole thing, but it's not guaranteed.

I don't think I got a guest student ID when I dual enrolled at Michigan, I just got a regular Mcard that kept working when I started being a student.

The third option is you take Math 295, and jump straight into real math.

Last thing, as a dual enrolled/guest student, you're not allowed to register for classes until the first day of classes. If the class you want to get into is already filled, talk to the professor, explain your situation, and they will usually grant you an override into the class.

02/23/2014 - 2:54am I can't remember researching

I can't remember researching anything official on this, but I believe that any existing franchise within 90 miles of a proposed expansion franchise more or less has veto power. Milwaukee is about 90 miles from Chicago, and the Blackhawks have a decent following along Lake Michigan up into Wisconsin that a Milwaukee franchise would cut into. Hamilton is less than 90 miles from both Buffalo and Toronto, which is why that idea has ran into so much issues (even though studies have shown the Toronto metro area could support something like 2.5 NHL teams). Seattle is about 140 miles from Vancouver, so it wouldn't represent as much of a threat.

02/04/2014 - 3:26pm More space for luxury boxes,

More space for luxury boxes, I'd imagine. And maybe for an actual press box. They didn't plan for a press box when they built the Joe, they had to go back a few years later and cram one in to the last 3 rows of seats.

12/17/2013 - 11:46am It being an all-Michigan

It being an all-Michigan affair was just supposed to be a one year thing for the Winter Classic, though it ended up being a two year thing because of the lockout.

12/16/2013 - 9:12pm The GLI is Michigan Tech's

The GLI is Michigan Tech's tournament*, and I believe it's their one big alumni event of the year. Until this year, the GLI has really been the only chance alums in the lower peninsula have had to see them play, and most of the students are home for break in the lower peninsula. They're not going to fill Comerica, but they represent well given the size of their fan/alumni base.

*Technically Michigan and Michigan Tech are co-hosts, but Tech started the tournament, and I'm pretty sure they still run everything.

12/08/2013 - 3:12pm Right now they're saying

Right now they're saying Georgia vs Miami in the Chick-Fil-A bowl.


EDIT: Source, writer for the News and Observer,

11/06/2013 - 5:45pm My understanding was that he

My understanding was that he was only guaranteed $300k+ if he finished this season, and could potentially get another $700k+ if he made the roster next season, which is by no means a given.

09/14/2013 - 6:00pm He had this condition when he

He had this condition when he was coaching at Northern Illinois, but wasn't having nearly as many seizures. It's possible that the condition is getting worse, but my guess is that these seizures are caused by the additional stress of coaching at a major university. I don't think he needs to retire, but I really think he should step down to coaching at a lower level.

09/07/2013 - 9:01am Technically you left a whole

Technically you left a whole bunch of possibilities. In college football, it's possible to just earn one point at a time by having the defense score a safety during a PAT attempt.

06/01/2013 - 12:03am Disclaimer: My tastes lean

Disclaimer: My tastes lean heavily towards IPAs/Double IPAs/Imperial Stouts

Three Floyd's Dreadnaught is one of the top Double IPAs, and I personally think it's pretty similar to Pliny the Elder (though my tastings of each have always been separated by at least a year). If Three Floyd's has Dark Lord (especially if it's a variant), that's a must have. I'm not crazy about Zombie Dust (if they bring it). I think it still has a lot of hype from back when citra hops were new and rare, and I've found that most beers brewed with citra are dominated by the same hop flavor. Also not a fan of Tree Shaker, doesn't seem like the peach flavor is strong enough to match up with the IPA. Which kind of makes sense, because the reviews I've heard for peach wheat beers said the peach flavor was overpowering, and the Epic Brainless on Peaches I had last week (belgian style) seemed pretty well balanced. Surly is sadly only bringing Bitter Brewer and Schadenfreude, which are both very good seasonals for their respective styles, but neither do much for me. Short of a mystery keg of Darkness, I don't know what else they would be bringing that they wouldn't have just announced with the other two.

In terms of California beer, I had a System of a Stout from Beachwood last week, and it was a really good coffee stout. Ruination Tropical Heat and Habanero Sculpin both sound interesting, though I think I've only had habanero in a lager before (Fiery Hell from Surly). An IPA should do a better job at cutting the heat. If I were there, I'd also be scouting out the BA Speedway Stout, Keene Idea, Cigar City Brandy BA Hunahpu's Imperial Stout, Silva Stout, Kern Citra DIPA.

03/25/2013 - 7:13pm Finishing the season 8-1-1

Finishing the season 8-1-1 isn't that miraculous, it's just what good teams do. UMass Lowell finished their season 12-1. Notre Dame finished their season 9-1-3. Minnesota finished 6-2-1. Wisconsin finished their season 10-2-0. The fact that 3 of those teams got #1 seeds and we were barely even a TUC lets you know how awful the rest of season was.

03/25/2013 - 4:22pm The general consensus has

The general consensus has been that Trouba would be a 2 year player, so I expect him to be back. Still needs to spend a little more time building up bulk and growing into his body to be NHL ready, and he might as well do that here as opposed to in the minors.

With Merrill, it depends on how his off the ice behavior has been. He mainly came back last year because after his discplinary issues, it made more sense to stay in college where things would be a bit more structured as opposed to leaving for the pros where he'd have total freedom to lapse back into bad choices.

01/16/2013 - 1:19pm 76 - 73 Michigan.

76 - 73 Michigan.

11/28/2012 - 6:49pm Fewer travel expenses, and

Fewer travel expenses, and the conference limits teams to 12 scholarships instead of the NCAA limit of 18.

11/09/2012 - 4:05pm I remember starting every day

I remember starting every day sophomore year with 3 straight hours of calculus/physics in that same windowless room...

I had no idea that Doc was the stadium announcer. Probably because I never have (and never will) go to a Saline football game.

11/04/2012 - 5:37pm "Why can't everyone have

"Why can't everyone have different numbers?"

More than 100 players, less than 100 numbers between 1 and 99.

11/02/2012 - 4:07pm For what it's worth, they

For what it's worth, they play a variety of clips from popular songs in the background to this during actual games. I'm guessing there's some kind of licensing/copyright issue that only lets them use those songs in the stadium (and not on youtube), hence the repetitive/generic background music.

10/27/2012 - 3:03am A pint of Fulton Worthy

A pint of Fulton Worthy Adversary, 10 oz goblets of Bell's 'This One Goes to Eleven' and Surly Wet, 7 oz glasses of Surly Cacao Bender and Surly Darknes 2012, and some sips from other people's Surly Fiery Hell and Goose Island Bourbon County Stout.

10/07/2012 - 4:01pm Either you or the ESPN

Either you or the ESPN scoreboard is leaving out a crucial comma.

10/04/2012 - 8:32pm They're probably just going

They're probably just going to change it back to Friday/Saturday, which is what they wanted all along, since it'll maximize attendance. Some of the early press releases even say the games would be Friday/Saturday, and I'm guessing the NHL made them change it to Thursday/Friday to leave more time for the alumni game and other events. Having the games on the weekend is especially important if you don't have the novelty of playing on Comerica Park to convince people to skip work for the game.

10/04/2012 - 4:28am

They only offer access to the video on if you pay for a subscription to MGoBlueTV. If what you were saying was true, they would make it publicly available. Not to mention the fact that the AD isn't the only party involved since it's being aired by Fox Sports Detroit. Fox Sports and their advertisers don't particularly care if people see the information, they mainly care that people are seeing the commercials, which I presume you're cutting out.

09/17/2012 - 10:44pm Committee for Institutional

Committee for Institutional Cooperation. It's roughly the academic equivalent to the Big Ten for athletics (except schools tend to be in multiple different academic alliances), and it consists of all the Big Ten schools plus the University of Chicago. Unfortunately, it looks like the program being referred to is only for doctoral students who have a need for access to special labs/libraries/etc. that aren't available at their school but is available at another CIC institute.

09/17/2012 - 7:36pm That's only because of

That's only because of Southeast Michigan's proximity to Canada, and because the NHL is a league with Canadian teams. I can't say I've ever seen one inside a rink here in the Twin Cities area outside of the Xcel Center, though I don't particularly make a point of checking. They don't regularly have one at Mariucci (University of Minnesota), and they didn't have one at the National Hockey Center (St Cloud State University) last time I went to a game there.

09/07/2012 - 8:46pm Can't say I'm really a fan of

Can't say I'm really a fan of them voluntarily making the Michigan hockey team the undercard in their own building for what should primarily be their event, especially if that entails them playing at 5pm on a work day.

Also, in the past they never left enough time for kids to get autographs/pictures. I'm sure everybody could get to meet the entire team in maybe 40 minutes (not an unreasonable amount of time), but the few times I've taken my cousins they were shuffling people off the ice after 15-20 minutes. They only have a 30 minute window blocked off for it, and I'm sure in practice people will effectively only get the usual 15-20 minutes. But I guess if they had discontinued it, it's better than nothing.

08/31/2012 - 10:16pm But he's not talking about

But he's not talking about buying tickets himself, he's talking about using somebody else's tickets. According to the statement, to use somebody else's tickets, you just have to print off the pdf ticket e-mailed to you and then /show/ your M-Card, it doesn't say you have to /scan/ it.

08/19/2012 - 10:02am My tickets were in the small

My tickets were in the small student section behind the goalposts in that endzone.


That was the one game I decided to sit with friends in the main student section.

08/10/2012 - 7:52pm They don't want the NHL to

They don't want the NHL to get involved. The CHL receives funding from the NHL as an official development league, and some NHL GMs had stated that they would not be pleased if their money was in some way being used for player recruitment instead of player development (technically I think they've been complicit with player recruitment for a while, and just aren't pleased with the amount of money being thrown around), and it's something that they would consider looking in to. The NHL really doesn't care that much whether players like Patrick Kane spend one year at London or Kitchener or Michigan before they make the show (relative to how much it means to London/Kitchener/Michigan to have a player like that for one year), so they'd likely bring the whole player recruitment system down if they got involved. The OHL Enforcement Program and this ruling are for the most part gestures to the NHL to make it look like they're actively policing themselves.

08/07/2012 - 8:34pm (No subject)

07/09/2012 - 3:12pm Quality of the club team is

Quality of the club team is largely irrelevant. Only a few upperclassmen from the club team will make varsity, and only as benchwarmers in the first year or two so you don't have unbalanced recruiting classes.

In terms of potential big donors, the only name I've seen thrown around is the founder of Jimmy Johns donating for an Illinois team. Not sure if he's expressed any interest in that, or even hockey at all, or if it's pure speculation. I've talked to somebody on the club team at Indiana who said they're in the process of getting a new rink, and seemed pretty optimistic about them eventually getting a D1 team (personally I think said optimism is misplaced). And I think there might be some kind of tacit agreement between UNO and UNL about UNL not pursuing a hockey team after UNO dropped their football program.

07/03/2012 - 8:54pm I still don't get why

I still don't get why everybody is that upset about the length of the suspension being reduced. The suspension was originally set at 25 games to make sure Torres didn't return to the playoffs (the hit happened in Game 3 of the first round, so Phoenix hypothetically could have had 25 more playoff games after that if they made the finals and every series went to 7 games). Additionally, Shanny had said before the playoffs that since playoff games were more important, suspensions would be weighted appropriately (roughly something that would be 3 games in the regular season would only get 1 in the playoffs). So it's only natural that they would re-evaluate things upon appeal after seeing how many playoff games he actually missed. If Phoenix had lost in the 1st round, he'd probably be serving the full 25. Had they made the finals or had some series run longer, you'd probably be seeing more get knocked off. But I'm sure that under the CBA they can't just come out with the ruling "you're banned for the rest of the post-season, and maybe some next season depending on how your team does, we'll get back to you on that".

06/23/2012 - 4:45am For what it's worth, due to

For what it's worth, due to the time difference, you can usually get the Google doodles well in advance of them being posted on by going to .

06/22/2012 - 10:26pm In the NHL, you don't lose

In the NHL, you don't lose your amateur status by getting drafted, the team is just getting the rights to offer you a professional contract for a certain period of time. If you're a college player, they have exclusive rights to sign you up until 30 days after you finish school. Otherwise, they have two years to sign you (roughly when players drafted at age 18 will be hitting the age limit of 20 for Canadian junior hockey). If they don't sign you by then, you just become a free agent. Most players continue to develop in the NCAA/OHL/WHL/etc. for at least a year before they get signed (why pay to develop them when you can have somebody else pay to do it for you?), and typically the only ones that get offered a professional contract right away are the elite few that are ready to jump straight to the NHL (Crosby, Stamkos, etc.).

06/22/2012 - 9:14pm Aaron Ward got drafted in the

Aaron Ward got drafted in the top 10 by the Winnipeg Jets back in the day. I'd take that.

06/22/2012 - 9:01pm Having this many defensemen

Having this many defensemen go this early is pretty atypical (4 in the top 10 in 2011, 5 in 2010, 3 in 2009, 5 in 2008, 2 in 2007, 1 in 2006). I think the for the most part, teams tend to go with the best player that's available by the scouting reports, and more often than not those are the flashy, talented forwards. Wanting a certain position might lead a team to go a little bit lower in the ranking, but I think has roughly as much influence as the intangibles like character, toughness, maturity, etc.


On the other hand, I know the talent in this year's draft was considered to be spread out and not real top-heavy, so going with defense might be viewed as a "safer" choice. Being successful as a forward has a lot to do with scoring touch, and chemistry, and things that are more fickle and make them more likely to flame out. Playing solid defense is more about toughness, good hockey sense, reptition, etc., and I think it's easier to project who will and won't be successful.

06/22/2012 - 8:31pm According to the TSN

According to the TSN commentary, the franchise has a history of bringing guys up right away, but the current GM has said that won't be their philosophy going forward.

06/22/2012 - 1:31pm Basically all of the

Basically all of the complaints on this thread ( "Somebody should get fired for using the phrase Big Blue"/"Why is this the same day as the OSU football game"/"why isn't this at a different venue" ) are stupid if you realize that all those decisions are being made by Cornell, and not us.

06/21/2012 - 4:08pm Everybody realizes that this

Everybody realizes that this is Cornell's event that they scheduled and are running, and we just got invited to be the competition, right?

06/15/2012 - 5:50pm Maybe the proportion is

Maybe the proportion is small, but 490 players have made the show from the ECHL, which is not itself a tiny number.

06/08/2012 - 5:13pm It's almost exactly 7 months

It's almost exactly 7 months old, to be precise.

05/30/2012 - 11:19pm Microsoft already did it with

Microsoft already did it with one of their ads in Poland.

05/13/2012 - 4:48am This was posted on Sports By

Concert was January 1st, 1970 at the Fillmore East in New York. Looks like this made the rounds on the internet around the 2007 Rose Bowl.

Here's a video clip, people more MGoSavvy than me can feel free to embed (

He also did some drawings of college football players back when he was 15, specifically USC, UCLA, Cal, and Oregon. Seeing as he was originally from Seattle, best explanation would be that he was a Pac-10 fan.

05/13/2012 - 12:45am Let me guess...

They also turned into die-hard basketball fans?

05/13/2012 - 12:43am Since he got injured during

Since he got injured during training camp, and had previously been playing in the minors, he's technically not on the roster.

05/10/2012 - 10:22pm God, I remember watching JJ

God, I remember watching JJ and Hunwick getting split at once Yost. There was a turnover, they both turned to skate backwards in a way that made each of them peel way to the outside, forward went right between them and scored the game winner.

05/10/2012 - 6:05pm Yeah...there's a reason two

Yeah...there's a reason two guys sitting near me one game spent the entire time calling Gajic "Stone Hands".

05/10/2012 - 4:40pm For what it's worth, the

For what it's worth, the Rangers knew what they had, but they wanted him to spend some time in the minors working on his positioning. I'm pretty sure Torts has said a few times that he personally wanted Hagelin on the team right out of camp.