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01/08/2019 - 2:47pm I used the Winsipedia page:…

I used the Winsipedia page: No idea if it's 100% accurate.

01/08/2019 - 12:25pm To me the reason DB…

To me the reason DB scheduled Army is clear: all time record vs. opponent. Michigan is 4-5 all-time vs. Army, and I'm convinced DB wanted to even the record against Army to reduce the number of teams with winning records against Michigan. Point in case: he scheduled a rematch against App State, and now we are 1-1 all time against them!

FWIW, here are the other teams with winning records against M:

UNC, 1-2

FSU, 1-2

Texas, 0-1

Oklahoma, 0-1

Kansas State, 0-1

South Carolina, 1-3

Tennessee, 0-1

Mississippi State, 0-1

USC, 4-6

Utah, 1-3

Arizona State, 0-1

And Cornell (6-12,) Chicago University Football Club (1-3), Wesleyan CT (0-1) and Cleveland AA (0-1) in non FBS teams.

*edited to add Pac-12

08/12/2018 - 12:48pm Here's my Cool Story Bro on…

Here's my Cool Story Bro on Brandon: I  know a very senior tech exec who started her career as a marketer at Domino's during the Brandon CEO era. Her team worked for months on a proposal ffor on-line pizza ordering and delivery. They presented to DB who threw them out of the conference room, ridiculing the idea that anyone would use a computer to order pizza instead of a telephone. She says it was the worst she has been treated in her entire career. Visionary, that guy.

03/14/2018 - 4:55pm This is true for any human

This is true for any human organization in the history of the world. Anyone who has spent any time in government, non-profits, athletics, whatever has seen this. I worked in the Federal Government for ten years, and guess what mattered? Your connections, your resume story, and you power over others (which is a form of psycic pay day).  Join the FBI, CIA, Foreign Service, a congressional staff, really any high-profile government job and you will learn that your "product and success" don't really matter there, either.

11/28/2017 - 11:53am 1977 Cadillac Eldorado convertible

In 1979 we drove my dad's '76 Cadillac Eldorado (white with red leather seats) from suburban Detroit to Florida at spring break to see my grandparents. 2 1/2 days, 8-10 MPG, and a red leather backseat with acres of space for a 7 and 5 year old. 

These were the days of independent motels, restaurants, and tourist traps the entire length of I-75. No mobile phones, no reservations, pull off at an exit and try and find a motel room and edible food. Good times.

09/22/2017 - 1:37pm This is a "Kissinger Game"

"It's a pity they can't both lose"

- Henry Kissinger, when asked whom he preffered win the Iran-Iraq War.

07/07/2017 - 7:14pm Frank Beckmann

What strikes me is how good Frank Beckmann was compared to the present play by play calls. As a play by play guy, Jim Brandstatter makes an excellent color commentator.


05/23/2017 - 2:05pm It was in Dumaguete

Specifically on Apo Island - great diving spot if you ever get back there. Clownfish City dive was one of the best I have ever done.

05/23/2017 - 1:00pm My Cool Story, Bro

My Roger Moore cool story:

Fifteen years ago the wife and I were at a remote, very basic dive resort in the Philippines. On our last day there, after a day of great diving, we went to the bar for a beer.

Sitting at the only other table at the bar was Sir Roger himself, with a couple of friends. Being the only other people in the place, he invited us to join him, and that's how I spent an evening drinking with James Bond (San Mig beer, not martinis, alas.)  


01/30/2017 - 11:13pm World class swimmer you say?

Does this put M in the lead for little sis?

01/27/2017 - 12:06pm Not quite "closing"

In this case "chiusura estiva" translates better to "summer break festival." "Closing Party" would be "Chisura Festiva."

01/12/2017 - 5:20pm Thanks - I was looking for

Thanks - I was looking for the proper spot to make the obligatory David Terrell bomb-ass joke.

11/16/2016 - 10:43pm Back in the Halo Scan days...

We had a quality OSU troll with the handle "Son of Jorel." That guy was a tool, but super entertaining.  

11/16/2016 - 8:13pm MGoShoe

Mgoshoe was a quality poster. He's still active on Twitter, but I think he got caught up in the rocks and shoals of the coach search.

10/27/2016 - 12:22pm A stinking drunk Sparty (ex)

A stinking drunk Sparty (ex) friend punched me and broke my jaw when I took his car keys away.

10/27/2016 - 11:10am You are a stronger, gritter

You are a stronger, gritter man than I.  Brandy is iconic, Michigan Man, played for Bo, etc - but he needs a few more reps as a PBP guy. Listen for the crowd reaction 5 seconds before Brandy gets around to describing what he's seen.

Dierdorff is fun.

10/12/2016 - 4:20pm Very nice story

I only logged in to upvote this!

Go Blue!

09/15/2016 - 10:38am 40-30 M

But one of those CU scores is late and the game is well in hand.

09/07/2016 - 6:26pm 49-13 M

Michigan prevails, Peppers pick 6.

09/02/2016 - 4:28pm at 250 words a page...

54,000 words is a 200 page novel!

Go Blue!

09/02/2016 - 4:28pm at 250 words a page...

54,000 words is a 200 page novel!

Go Blue!

09/02/2016 - 2:03pm It's not Constantinople?

Since 1923.  

Istanbul was Constantinople. Why did Constantinople get the works? That's nobody's business but the Turks.

08/31/2016 - 7:25pm 44-7 M

44-7 Wolverines over Rainbow Warriors.

07/18/2016 - 11:02pm Is that you, Lionel Hutz?

Honesty? Treat women with respect? No! Drugs...stealing...weapons!

06/24/2016 - 4:11am Get subs. Guaranteed crazy.

Get subs. Guaranteed crazy.

06/22/2016 - 10:24pm Public Service Broadcasting

Amazing British duo. They take samples from the British Film Institute and build songs around them. Their last album The Race For Space takes samples from the space race from 1957-1969. Their song Go! about the Apollo landing is the best song of 2015

06/12/2016 - 11:19am Brandy is not a play by play guy

Living in California I rarelly listen to the radio broadcasts, so it was disconcerting to hear how awkward Brandy is calling a game. Michicigan legend but he is miscast as a play by play announcer.

04/23/2016 - 1:54am Billy Joel

"We Didn't Start the Fire" is the worst song ever, without a doubt.

10/29/2015 - 4:17pm 41-13

Michigan over Minnesocold

10/14/2015 - 2:56pm 23 - 10 M over MAC

Will all due respect, those farmers DO play good ball.

10/10/2015 - 6:50pm To hell with the Brahs.

To hell with the Brahs.

09/16/2015 - 11:35pm 66-6

66-6 M over Vegas, baby.

08/21/2015 - 1:20pm Bain is the only one that matters

Toys R Us owned by private equity - Bain Capital, KKR, and Vornado.  Bain made 500% return on their investment with Dave as CEO, which is what they really care about. 

08/21/2015 - 1:15pm There ain't no shareholders

Toys R Us is owned by Bain, KKR, and Vornado private equity. 

Bain made a 500% percent return on Domino's with Brandon as CEO, so I think they are willing to give him some rope.


08/21/2015 - 1:11pm Pizza boy messed up

This is pathetic, and is what happens when "leaders" don't inspire, protect, and engage with those they lead.

I had a friend that worked in digital marketing Domino's during the early days of Brandon's tenure. Brandon ridculed their efforts during a meeting saying "Why would I ever buy a pizza on my computer when I can just pick up the phone?"

Visionary, that guy.

05/01/2015 - 4:05pm No, but I am an American aquarium drinker

I assassin down the avenue.

- MBAgoblue

04/18/2015 - 11:38am RFK Stadium early '90s

Redskins-Bears, halftime in one of the decrepti old men's rooms in the bowels of the stadium.

I was next in line at a urinal when there is a commotion behind me. It's two middle aged women with a lot of miles on the odometer, drunk as monkeys saying they need to pee. I assume they are going to go to the stalls, but one pushes to the front of the line, pulls down her jeans, and pops a squat on the urinal to pee. Sat on that nasty thing facing the crowd of drunken men , does her business, pulls up her pants and goes over to wash her hands.

Will never forget that moment as it happened right in front of me.

02/12/2015 - 2:27pm More of an announcer thing...

But I detest when people refer to the team by the coach's name, e.g. "The Fighting Harbaughs" "The Fighting Sabans"   

Rece Davis on ESPN does this constantly and it drives me batty.

11/21/2014 - 11:29am Lately I've been following Iranian Women's Soccer

Because you can't make this stuff up. Number 10 may have forgotten to shave that day.

11/15/2014 - 7:54pm MATH

Brian Kelly are good at it!

09/17/2014 - 6:29pm M 27-20

M 27-20.

09/11/2014 - 11:48pm 46-10

46-10 blue wins

09/06/2014 - 12:56am Presented without comment

09/03/2014 - 6:06pm 34-31 M with brian kelly deep

34-31 M with brian kelly deep purple by halftime 

08/30/2014 - 4:07pm I watched my first Michigan

I watched my first Michigan game with my 3 month old daugher. She's 1-0 lifetime in her lucky Michigan onsie.

08/26/2014 - 4:34pm I am not a 17th century woodcut

Although i do likes me some drinkin' from jugs.

08/26/2014 - 4:30pm The Godfather insists upon

The Godfather insists upon itself.

I do like the Money Pit, however. 

07/22/2014 - 10:14pm Anyone know why his Dad was an M fan?

Not many in Missouri, assume they/he moved there?

07/16/2014 - 6:12pm You could be a modern art masterpiece

So sayeth the gunny:

06/24/2014 - 12:00pm Especially when it has

Especially when it has anything to do with the NBA. I was a casual fan, but didn't even watch a single game of the playoffs this year. There is nothing left for me in the NBA and I don't miss it at all.