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08/12/2018 - 10:12am 2006 UM (#11) @ ND (#2)

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2006 UM (#11) @ ND (#2)

47-21, glorious, truely glorious

Sorry not @ night

Current spread is UM by 2.5

05/17/2018 - 2:58pm The only reason to have a Mascot is to pull an "Ohio Bobcat"

and beat the piss out of both Sparty and the Brutus on national TV!

Mea Maxima Copa!

What have I done to deserve this fate?

05/17/2018 - 2:56pm The only reason to have a Mascot is to pull an "Ohio Bobcat"

and beat the piss out of both Sparty and the Brutus on national TV!

Mea Copa!

05/17/2018 - 2:55pm The only reason to have a Mascot is to pull an "Ohio Bobcat"

and beat the piss out of both Sparty and the Brutus on national TV!

Mea Copa!

05/17/2018 - 2:53pm The only reason to have a Mascot is to pull an "Ohio Bobcat"

and beat the piss out of both Sparty and the Brutus on national TV!

Mea Copa!

05/17/2018 - 2:52pm The only reason to have a Mascot is to pull an "Ohio Bobcat"

and beat the piss out of both Sparty and the Brutus on national TV!

Mea Copa

05/17/2018 - 2:51pm The only reason to have a Mascot is to pull an "Ohio Bobcat"

and beat the piss out of both Sparty and the Brutus on national TV!

Mea Copa

05/17/2018 - 2:47pm The only reason to have a Mascot is to pull an "Ohio Bobcat"

and beat the piss outof both Sparty and the Brutus on national TV!

05/15/2018 - 2:10pm Neuschwanstein Castle

Supposedly, the real life inspiration for the Disneyland castle.

A daytrip from Munich (SW) by train. Train leaves every 2 hours.

05/14/2018 - 8:23am 1989 UM Grad - Look into LTU

My younger son had similar HS grades / scores @ Catholic Central and got a 50% scholarship to LTU. Tuition is normally30Gs. He's majoring in industrial (product) design. Other in-state colleges had similar tuition rates for this major including Creative Center for Design, and Ferris State. Michigan doesn't really offer this major.

04/25/2018 - 11:30am Best of the best

Delicate Arch / Wall Street  - Arches NP

Old Faihful / Grand Canyon of YS Falls / Herd of bison right next to parking lot (within 20 feet) - Yellowstone NP

Tide Pools at base of sea stacks at low tide (filled with orange and purple starfish, anenomies +) / Hoh Rain Forest / Hurricane Ridge / tallest spruce 225' - Olympic NP

3 mile hike down into the Hoodoos and back up - Bryce NP

Narrows trail - Zion NP

Grand Canyon vista from south rim, GC NP

Yosemite Falls, Valley view from Glacier Point - Yosemite NP

Tallest Redwood 367' x 20' D - Redwood NP

Biggest Sequoia (Gen Sherman tree) 275' x 30' D / Saw a cougar off of the road to Mineral King - Sequoia NP

Dante's Lookout, Cooler out of breeze than in breeze off desert @ 125 degrees (like opening an oven door) - Death Valley NP

Hike to and thru Long House - Mesa Verde NP

Not NP - But truly memorable

Antelope Canyon - slot canyon near Page, Az (Navaho Res)

Monument Valley - NE of GC NP (Navaho Res)

 

 

04/19/2018 - 9:55am As a frosh in 1970......

Omega pizza at North U and Washtenaw - $1 large cheeze pizza for Sunday dinner when dorm food was unavailable.

Monday nites @ Pizza Loys (Pizza Bob's wife) on Huron. All the pizza you could eat for $1. They would bring out all sorts of different pizza. First time I had pineapple and ham!

04/12/2018 - 8:38am For all you old farts.......

...............when wrestling was local.

Remember Leapin' Larry Shane (my favorite), Lord Layton, Bobo Brazil, The Shiek (that dirty guy always hiding something in his truncks), Killer Kowalski (the claw). Always good vs. bad!

I wish I saw Dick the Bruiser vs Alex Karras. Anybody out there see that match.

Motor City Wrestling on the tube to hype the local matches!

04/12/2018 - 7:34am UP Grand Tour for camper / hiker / waterfall enthusiast

Mackinaw - Ft. Michilimackinac / Historic Mill Creek State Park (Stay 1 nite in Mackinaw)

Forget Mackinaw Island - Too touristy.  The fort is the only cool place. Not worth a nights stay. I spent a weekend once and biked every inch of the island. Bored out of my mind and I was with a group. Cannot see anyone going there more than once.

Da Yooper Tourist Trap (Museum) just west on US2 - absolutely hilarious

Taquanemon Falls (camp @ Rivermouth campground) / Whitefish Point Museum 

Munising - Pictured Rocks / Munising falls / Miners Rock and falls / Muldoons Pasties (Camp @ Pete's Lake NFCG S. of Munising)

Laughing Whitefish Falls

Sturgeon River rapids and cascades on M-38 just west of baraga

Jam Pot Bakery outside Copper Harbor run by cool monks (Best bakery in the world!) Not cheap, but worth every penny

Ft Wilkins (Copper harbor)

Porcupine Mountains / Black River Falls / Presque Isle River hike (rocks and rapids) (Camp @ Porcupine Mountain SP)

Bond Falls

Iron Mountain Iron Mine tour (Camp along US 2)

Indian Springs SP - rope-powered floating raft over clear spring

Get a waterfall book. The UP has more than a hundred.

Cannot do it all in 7 days. Need 9 days.

 

 

04/09/2018 - 7:37pm Snickers or

Twix or Kit Kat in that order based on current availability and how long since the previous consumption. 

04/08/2018 - 7:48pm The PGA should return to its roots

and be the match play tournament it once was. It would re-establish its prestige and would make the Grand Slam even more prestigeous. It has become the forgotten major, and by far the least prestigeous 

If they can have a match play tournament, they can have a match play major!

04/04/2018 - 5:14pm See attached NY Times article for a full understanding

According to the article this is a legitimate treatment for gymnasts with lower back and hip pain only as a last resort where all other therapies have been unsuccessful.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/31/well/live/pelvic-massage-can-be-legi…

The fact that Nassar performed this performed this procedure without using gloves is a huge red flag that everyone should recognize! Since the aids epidemic in the early 80's all contact with patient fluids must be performed wearing medical gloves.

Klages, the gymnastics coach, should have recognized this when reported to her by her gymnasts in the late 1990s and should have addressed it immediately.

The vast majority of these assaults should have been prevented.

 

04/04/2018 - 2:02am I have less respect for Villanova after this game

Going into the game I had the same respect for their program as the OP based on their clean recruiting practices. After seeing the above comments I can see I was wrong in that regard.

But after seeing their style of play with all the acting to draw fouls I no longer hold them in high esteem.

I detest the "overdramatized acting" of their players in order to draw foul calls. Brunson got one foul  call with a head jerk when there was absolutely no contact. I'm sure this is coached. Brunson is the major violator and DiVincenso is also guilty of it.

This should not be a necessary part of the game and the rules need to be changed to discourage this. I equate this to the diving that was going on in the NHL to draw penalty calls.

They need to call charging on the offensive players who initiate and overembelish the contact. I would also add a technical foul for extreme cases. If you make the punishment severe enough you should be able to contain it without ruining the game. 

03/29/2018 - 8:09pm Tyrone Wheatley and Ron Johnson were better @ UM and NFL!

Tyrone Wheatley: 1993 Rose bowl win over UW; 15 carries / 225 yds including touchdown runs of 88, 56, and 24 yds in a 38-31 victory. He would have had more carries ......... but he was cramping!

NFL: 4962  yds rushing over 10 seasons including [email protected] 1046 yds and [email protected] 936 yd seasons

Ron Johnson: Ran for 347 yds against Wisconsin in 1968. It was the 2nd UM game I had seen on TV; the first being the 1965 34-7 Rose Bowl victory over Oregon State.

NFL: 4304 yds rushing over 7 seasons including 1 @ 1182, 1 @ 1027, and 1 @ 902 yd seasons

 

03/17/2018 - 5:30am Klages and Strample

need to be stripped of their pensions and incarserated. Anything short of that is unacceptable.

Their pension funds can be used to help pay for the damages. I know its not much, but its the principle that needs to be upheld. The people responsible need to be punished.

This is the only way Engler and the BOT can establish any real credibility going forward.

And the other 13 who were informed and did nothing also need to be fired.

 

02/21/2018 - 10:13am Great points!

Kudos to all!

We must have glasses that are half full, not half empty. Life is too short to let our fandom become a negative to ..............enjoying life. The older you get the more you will realize this.

Jim is the man and he will get it figured out. He doesn't sit pat. I couldn't think of another coach I would rather want.

02/10/2018 - 9:43am Klages and Strampel

Glad to see Strampel was fired.

Now we need to strip Strampel and Klages of their pensions and jailed.

And if it is true that Hollins personally met with the mother of a victum and convinced them not to file a police report then he needs to lose his pension as well..

02/02/2018 - 10:11am Raging Bull

I am the movie rental king of my family. I use to rent movies for my family to view when we would get together over the Christmas holiday.

I discovered that Raging Bull was supposed one of the greatest movies of all time, and had never seen it. 

The constant profane language and La Motta's personna made it truely unwatchable.

We could not watch it very long before ejecting it.

01/21/2018 - 7:03am I knew LAS was a goner when she made this statement.....

“I have been told it is virtually impossible to stop a determined sexual predator and pedophile, that they will go to incomprehensible lengths to keep what they do in the shadows.”

I lost all respect and confidence in her after that ill informed statement.

See the following open letter by Rachael Denhollander to LAS refutting her statement. A must read!

http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/michigan/files/open_letters_to_m…

01/20/2018 - 6:35am As state taxpayers we must demand that no state money goes

to pay their damages.

MSU can use their endowment funds to fund their liabilities!

01/10/2018 - 1:05pm Deflategate

Could it have made the game closer? Probably not!

Pats led 17-7 @ halftime when balls were supposedly underinftated.

Balls were "readjusted" @ half time. Final score Pats 45-7.

01/10/2018 - 12:41pm Friday must not like to sack the QB.....

since OSU lines up 4 DEs on obvious passing downs.

That sure will enhance his developement and draft stock!

01/05/2018 - 6:28pm Toe Tapper

I have the same take with most of the so-called "college football analysts". They talk to hear themselves talk and are afraid (insecure) of dead air. And say way too much about nothing. Plus I hate their joking banter.

The NFL announcers and analysts are sooooooo much better than the college ones!

01/03/2018 - 12:03pm Co OC / DC works for Meyer / OSU

But it is obvious that one is a big name (more dominant) while the other is being mentored: Schiano / Coombs, Wilson / Day.

This gives their offense and defense continuity if one of the their Co's leaves.

12/28/2017 - 11:41am The taxpayers should not foot the bill

Let MSU drain their endowment. If that is not enough, surcharge every current and future student to pay for it!

Plus sue everyone who knew and facilitated this to leave them penniless.

12/19/2017 - 5:27am Bulldog Tank

It was the first motorized tank that shot plastic shells. My parents thought it was too dangerous! They got me a non motorized tank instead.

I made up for it years later by buying my nephew a motorized tank! Had a great Christmas playing with it!

Excuse my impatience: Damn double post!

12/19/2017 - 5:22am Don you can watch those Lion championship

games on you tube. Just google them. One of them is almost the entire game.

12/19/2017 - 5:19am Bulldog Tank

It was the first motorized tank that shot plastic shells. My parents thought it was too dangerous! They got me a non motorized tank instead.

I made up for it years later by buying my nephew a motorized tank! Had a great Christmas playing with it!

12/14/2017 - 12:42am The athletic department pays more tuition than is necessary.

They pay out-of-state tuition for all football players, even in-state ones.

12/13/2017 - 3:52pm ........and then........

everyone has to eat steak and drink milk!

12/12/2017 - 5:15am  
 

 

 

12/12/2017 - 5:12am Oak park is known for its track team.

Finished 3rd in the state finals last year.

They have excellent relay teams.

12/07/2017 - 3:24pm The MSU coach was allowed to resign

and is drawing her MSU pension! This is beyond comprehension. That alone should necessitate the immediate firing of everyone responsible with that decision alone.

 

12/06/2017 - 6:48am 8 is better than 6

And it includes all 5 power conference champions plus 3 wild cards.  Its going to take 3 weeks anyway. You might as well max it out with 8 teams.

Byes are BS.

The first week can be home games for the top 4 teams and occur 1/2 way between the championship games and new years.

I'd love to see a southern wild card play in the big ten in mid December!

I'll never forget the 2009 Wisconsin - Miami Champ Sports bowl played in Orlando at night. It was 40 degrees and the Badgers were in short sleeves while miami had long sleeves and hoodies. No way Miami was going to win that game. Wisconsin 20-14

 

12/05/2017 - 12:08pm Better stats than 2016 Speight

2% higher completion percentage;  63.8 vs 61.6

1 yd per attempt better;   8.69 vs 7.67

Better Passer Rating; 151.5 vs 139.8.

Size; 6-2 /203 vs. 6-6 /240

(FYI: Baker Mayfield 6-1 / 220;   J. Manziel 6-1 /210;   Russell Wilson 5-11 /215)

Speight has not been the same since the 2016 Iowa injury

Quicker, more elusive, and can throw on the run!

Come on up!

 

11/29/2017 - 9:01am I'm glad I clicked it!

This list is absurd. I could draw numbers out of a hat and be more accurate!

Rutgers just had a relatively good season @ 4-8 and Ash is 8?

Fickell @ 4 after only 1 year @ UC?

Jimbo Fisher @ 22?

Harbaugh @ 27?

Durkin @ 24 in his second year after losing 3 QBs to injury?

There are 14 coaches whose job is more secure than Saban (@115 out of 129)?

11/22/2017 - 1:49pm Mash those poison nuts

Strew them along the highway

All the way back home!

11/16/2017 - 4:56pm If game is on abc or espn no problem

Watch espn has replays online for multiple days after the game has been completed.

It's the Fox / BTN broadcasts that blow since replays are not available

11/01/2017 - 7:46am Check the forecast 24-48 hours before the game

Any forecast before that is an educated guess. That storm could easily shift 6 hours later making the weather a moot point. 

10/19/2017 - 9:09am Give me Nessler and Spielman

Less is more!

They all say the same things over and over. I know more about Michigan football than any of them except Brandy and Dierdorf. 

Beckmann and Brandy (Michigan) & Miller and Brandy (Lions) are my favorites.

Nessler and Blackledge were the best network duo but Nessler went to CBS.

 

Play by play: 

Nessler: right balance of saying enough but not too much. Gets excited enough to distinguish the big plays. Nice voice.

Fowler: Uses too many awkward words to descibe the action. Seems too unnatural.

Gus Johnson and Levy: Gets too excited about everything since they are suppose to be impartial. Levy wants to joke too much

 

Analyst:

Spielman: He knows defense and toughness and gets to the point.

Herbie: Has diarrehia of the month. Uses way too many words to make his point. Talks before he knows what he's going to say. Feels he has to continuously talk.

Danielson: Not as good as he use to be. He wears on me. 

Millen: He was the worst GM in the history of the NFL (Lions record). I can't get past that to be objective. He is bias toward Ped State.

Griese: Bland. Nothing stands out to me.

 

10/17/2017 - 9:37am Are the ducks still there?

They are insufferable beggars.

There's a hill next to the creek for kids to climb along with the wooden railroad engine and cars.

 

FYI

The best store bought Cider is from Hy's out of Romeo. Anybody ever been there?

10/17/2017 - 12:48am I thought Robert Smith

retired from the vikings in order to go to med school. Maybe he's had one too many concussions forgot his way and ended up on ESPN instead as a talking head.

 

10/08/2017 - 1:01am Offensive coaching incompetence

Throw to our 6'-7" tight end on a post route in the red zone. Fades only work when perfectly thrown which neither Speight nor O'korn are apparently capable of doing.

Everybody knows with the approaching storm you need to score with urgency before the storm arrives.

Where was the urgency? Especially in the first half.

 

08/29/2017 - 11:16am Defense is always ahead of the offense

at the beginning of camp. Defense needs less precision and coordination to be successful.

We already know our defense is better than the offense to begin with. Maybe it means our defense is just that much better.

We sure are not going to be exposing our playbook to the BTN crew. That's what makes our offense go!

Adding to what GoBlue519 said below. I just saw the BIG MSU preview. They said that MSU was talented last year but failed because of their internal issues. A lot of the other problems they had, including the loss of defensive linemen, happened before camp started. They can't justify their overated review solely on the internal issue excuse. MSU had no competent quarterbacks other than Lewerke and the lack of that recognition is a huge indictment on their coaching staff. Lazy and uninsightful review then and now. 

08/29/2017 - 4:17am Chip Kelly tried and failed.

End of that argument!