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06/23/2018 - 4:20pm I continue to be amazed by…

I continue to be amazed by the same thing. Like I tell people, it has taken me 40 years to get to 5'9", and here is my alma mater recruiting kids who probably passed my adult height sometime in middle school. 

06/23/2018 - 12:48pm Regardless of who we're…

Regardless of who we're talking about, I actually prefer "CB'd" to the occasional smattering of "blue balled" that you see around here. I don't know if we really want to talk about anyone being "blue balled" as it sounds incredibly painful. 

06/23/2018 - 8:00am His son Ben was at Michigan …

His son Ben was at Michigan (and was also an LB, I believe) around the same time I was at Michigan. One of the more interesting things about the "There Are..." series on a Michigan blog is that there is always this slight possibility that you'll run into the father / son of a previous post, or at least moreso than in other places. It's one of the things that makes these posts neat little windows into team history too. 

06/22/2018 - 7:38pm To address something…

To address something mentioned by the OP, I am going to be totally honest with folks - I am not at all certain that you CAN block anyone or subtract points or do anything punitive in this format of the site yet. I can delete threads, but that's about all I have been able to master in this iteration of the site. 

06/22/2018 - 1:34pm Wow. That apology in many…

Wow. That apology in many other places, the one Engler gave, would have been it.

But alas, at his alma mater, he could run naked across the football field and the Board Of Trustees would say, "Well, you know how John is...."

06/22/2018 - 9:14am We're about ready to take…

We're about ready to take the dog to the boarding place and the kids to the beach and embark on a couple days on the west side of the state. The best part is that I am rather unwell at the moment, so it will be a short beach vacation punctuated by doses of DayQuil. 

06/22/2018 - 9:10am Historically, Rutgers had a…

Historically, Rutgers had a moment or two where they've done OK for themselves, so if that's the reason for not including them here, I suppose I can buy it. If the list is talking about recent success or lack thereof, then they probably should be here and Kansas State and Washington State, among others, should fall off. Indiana is more or less an all-timer, as is Kansas, when it comes to the sheer inability to piece together a relevant football program. I do agree with Iowa State being here, as it is one of the few programs that would sell its mother - if it had one to sell - for an 8-4 season.

06/21/2018 - 7:10pm Taking the kids to the over…

Taking the kids to the over side of Michigan for a little beach time tomorrow and for a much needed weekend of not thinking about work for me. We'll be in the Stevensville / St. Joseph area, and it looks like rain, so when I am not at the beach, I'll be one of perhaps a few people in a Michigan shirt at a bar. 

06/21/2018 - 1:14pm Nebraska clearly has Taylor…

Nebraska clearly has Taylor Martinez armpunting their attacks at this point. 

06/21/2018 - 1:11pm Here within the state of…

Here within the state of Michigan anyway, these stories are huge because they are local on top of it all, but the MSU scandal and its fallout are clearly a national story at this point and has been for a long time now, and considering the scope and nature of what happened, I think a lot of people do in fact care about it. 

06/21/2018 - 10:40am Just in general, Ann Arbor…

Just in general, Ann Arbor is a very different place than it was even a few years ago, let alone 10-20 or more years, and sadly, some of the staples of near-campus life have been among the casualties. 

I still have a lot of stuff from Moe's. This is sad news indeed. 

06/21/2018 - 7:57am Well, even if only for a…

Well, even if only for a year, it will be interesting to have another Edwards on the team. He too a pretty roundabout route to Ann Arbor from Chelsea, which is where he went to high school, I believe, but still, glad to have him. 

06/20/2018 - 11:14pm To be fair, on the previous…

To be fair, on the previous iteration of the site, math was hard sometimes.

In this iteration of the site, it's nearly impossible.

06/20/2018 - 10:01pm For many of us, if you can…

For many of us, if you can do #4, then #1 can become problematic.

I mean, there are rare people that can, but I probably couldn't meet both qualifications simultaneously. 

06/20/2018 - 7:47pm Once in a long while, we get…

Once in a long while, we get lucky, like in 2011 when it was 64 degrees at game time, but considering that it is far more likely that you'd be doing something akin to sitting in the middle of your own freezer on a late November night, I tend to go with noon if only for the safety factor. 

06/20/2018 - 6:27pm The photos and videos of…

The photos and videos of washed out roads and sinkholes were unreal and saddening. I work with a few people who have family connections to that part of the UP and some of them have already been up there doing what they can for their families .

06/20/2018 - 6:05pm Sadly, for this to be even…

Sadly, for this to be even marginally effective, we would need the thread authors to be identified a little more conspicuously, and even then, I am sure 80% of us at least cannot help ourselves. I unfortunately count myself among them.

06/20/2018 - 5:46pm I would guarantee you that…

I would guarantee you that you'll get far better takes on life from the average episode of any "Star Trek" series than from a sports radio guy.

06/19/2018 - 5:47pm As for Barry Sanders, I don…

As for Barry Sanders, I don't know that I would judge it too harshly. While it was kind of weird to announce one's retirement to your hometown paper rather than your team, the Lions were not terribly reasonable with him in the ensuing lawsuit. If you're an NFL running back, I don't begrudge you a bit of selfishness about your health, but Sanders probably could have found a better way to go about this.

As for Webber, I guess the platitude of "he put himself over team" could be interpreted a lot of ways here and I would be curious to know what your argument is in the case. I guess I don't expect absolute adherence to idealized sports collectivism from anyone, so I need clarification. 

06/19/2018 - 11:05am Oh, sure....Scott Frost may…

Oh, sure....Scott Frost may lose, but in his mind, he still outhit all of you.

06/19/2018 - 11:02am The one thing that keeps…

The one thing that keeps going through my head is that Engler could have simply remained retired, but instead he caps his public career with a gigantic debacle. Indeed, he ends up responsible - in part - for making said debacle worse than it even was before. The misjudgments here simply astound. 

06/18/2018 - 10:45pm At this time of the year, he…

At this time of the year, he'll need to run on the shoulder of I-75, but otherwise a sound strategy.

06/18/2018 - 10:39pm 2021....
These class year…

2021....

These class year are really beginning to make me feel old now.

06/18/2018 - 5:07pm From Spartan Avenue:

From Spartan Avenue:

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06/18/2018 - 3:07pm Not at low points in the…

Not at low points in the Huron watershed, you don't

With all of the drainage problems in this region and the location of the water table in most spots around campus, FieldTurf is the better option. 

06/18/2018 - 9:12am All I know is that those of…

All I know is that those of us in southeast Michigan cannot withstand being taken over by Ohio State again. As it stands, it will take days to clean out all of these coolers. 

06/17/2018 - 3:07pm If Virginia Tech disappears,…

If Virginia Tech disappears, do they become the "Ghost Of Beamerball", torturing the living with hard-fought field goals?

06/17/2018 - 7:49am Have I forsaken my favorite…

Have I forsaken my favorite website? Well, one part of my routine didn't change on Father's Day - the second thing I did after making coffee was opening up MGoBlog.

I'll be honest - I don't know what exactly they've got in store for me today. It's going to be too hot to do much outside, unless they do it right now. Oh well, there's coffee......and later on, beer.

06/16/2018 - 9:56pm Hey now, some of us mods are…

Hey now, some of us mods are occasionally having trouble posting at all lately.

I did get rid of the redundant posts though - I would have thought double and triple posting would be virtually impossible in the new setup, but alas...

06/16/2018 - 4:44pm Cancelling an official visit…

Cancelling an official visit, especially one by someone who can make the 45-minute trip to campus whenever, simply doesn't seem like a big deal, but I suppose if we're being asked to panic and run around screaming, we should nominate someone to do that. 

06/16/2018 - 8:12am In a few threads now, some…

In a few threads now, some people have specifically pointed this out as the reason they've severely curtailed their posting. As for me, I almost exclusively access the site on laptops for a lot of reasons, so it doesn't slow me down in that sense, but the new format makes moderation a bit harder.

06/16/2018 - 7:46am Well, given the forecast,…

Well, given the forecast, the plan is to more or less hang out indoors on Sunday and watch movies and drink. As my family isn't really into my movies, it ensures that I will spend the day pretty much left alone. I can deal with that. I bought a goodly supply of Boddington's, Hofbrau Hefeweizen and a few others. 

There are two potential future Wolverines in the house - my 11 year-old daughter and my 10 year-old son. 

06/15/2018 - 5:44pm wife accidentally unplugging…

wife accidentally unplugging the wifi router while vacuuming (which took probably 10 minutes to figure out and get back up and running)

If you live in a house with a basement, the basement is the best place for all the router, I find, if only to make the accidental unplugging of it a rarity. Of course, I live in a 50-year old house that is short on plugs in some rooms, so anywhere else and it probably gets unplugged on a regular basis. That, and I have one of the nicer ones that is still broadcasting far into the yard so I can try to catch the one neighbor attempting to leech off it.

06/15/2018 - 1:10pm I actually like the look -…

I actually like the look - the only way it gets "too WVU" is if we have some inebriated dude in buckskins and carrying a rifle wandering up and down the field pretending to catch who knows what. 

06/15/2018 - 11:16am For a moment, I thought…

For a moment, I thought about combining this with the petition thread below, then it dawned on me how fucking hard that would be to do with the site as it is right now.

Anyway, it's nice to see the calls for his resignation / canning getting stronger, but they only mean so much coming from the same people that chose to keep this in the family in the first place. He really needs to take him and his jowls and leave at this point. Unbelievable. 

06/15/2018 - 10:08am I see that Virginia Tech may…

I see that Virginia Tech may be forced to punt from a place that it doesn't want to be.

Again.

Still.

06/15/2018 - 8:02am Those offensives lines with…

Those offensives lines with Dingman, Skrepanek and the rest of the wall were very fun to watch indeed. 

06/14/2018 - 8:31pm I have to believe, Albatross…

I have to believe, Albatross, that I drink just as much as you do but we seem to get fantastically different results when it comes to our outlook on football. This might be an interesting thread unto itself, if you want to go full masochism. 

06/14/2018 - 5:28pm To be fair, this man had a…

To be fair, this man had a diet plan too, except it involved not working a whole lot (this changed after the trial, at least for a while) and, if some stories are to be believed, the purchase of the odd ounce of cocaine or two. 

06/14/2018 - 11:41am I could see 9 wins as a…

I could see 9 wins as a possibility, sure, but I cannot even begin to imagine the threads if indeed 9-3 was how the regular season panned out, wherever those three losses came from. 

It's not even worth doing a probability matrix right now from some place like Massey because 2017 data is still in those estimates obviously. I am kind of bummed about that when I see threads about odds lately. 

06/14/2018 - 11:35am Or is it not enough of them?…

Or is it not enough of them?

Maybe there should be some discussion on optimal browsing habits to provide a more pleasing advertising experience for everyone. 

Well, in the places where there are ads anyway....

06/13/2018 - 5:33pm There have been numerous…

There have been numerous articles in the Detroit News and other regional publications about the worst places to live in Michigan over the last several years, and I am proud to say to my fellow downriver brethren - if any of you are on this site - that we traditionally have the 15-30 range on that list locked up. 

06/13/2018 - 5:20pm Comcast has actually made a…

Comcast has actually made a lot of system improvements in our area (they inherited a derelict system from whoever owned the lines before), so we've had a lot fewer blinks and outages than we used to. They are also unusually receptive to my wife's every-other-year tirade that keeps our rate fairly reasonable and even gets us channels for nothing (last year, a bitchfest got $80 off the monthly bill AND free HBO for a few months). If you can bend them to your will, it seems to work well enough. Also, sports - probably the primary reason we even bother with it still. 

06/13/2018 - 1:55pm I actually really like this…

I actually really like this. The ability to get some of these players at least a sampling of in-game experience, even some meaningful snaps if you feel you can use them in such games, would be great for younger players who are probably vying for starting roles in the next year or two. 

06/13/2018 - 12:17pm Ah, yes....the new Maize &…

Ah, yes....the new Maize & BLue / Zingerman's debate.

06/13/2018 - 11:31am I never used the app but to…

I never used the app but to read comments that weren't appearing on the main site - it had no ability to edit or delete comments and posts, so the few times I actually posted from it were times when I was waiting at a station or sitting on bench in the mall or something like that. I also hate typing on my phone more than I absolutely need, because I feel like all those hours in front of Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing back in the day go to waste if I try to use the phone's keyboard.

I'll be honest - I've been treating the site when accessed via Chrome on my phone the same way, to merely read it and not post from it. 

06/13/2018 - 9:14am See, it is moments like this…

See, it is moments like this where "username checks out" really work as a reply, as someone definitely carries an albatross with them regarding the state of Michigan football. 

06/12/2018 - 8:49pm Just off the top of my head,…

Just off the top of my head, a few actors who have done a bit of everything:

Dennis Haysbert

Hugh Laurie

Leslie Nielsen, who had pretty much been exclusively a dramatic actor before Airplane!

There are plenty of others, many of them having been named here already.

06/12/2018 - 2:13pm If there was ever a game to…

If there was ever a game to test one's love of a sport, it was that game.

I recall that it mercifully ended with a self-sack by Trevor Siemian, and I definitely remember being unable to decide if I should laugh or sob uncontrollably at the senseless slaughter of football. 

06/12/2018 - 1:30pm It happened to me once when…

It happened to me once when the site initially went online, and then again a few days ago, but I haven't had login issues beyond that - yet. It's still a pain when it happens though, but I do like that it is at least a semi-normal recovery process as those go.