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09/24/2018 - 10:43am A: I see an ad in this post,…

A: I see an ad in this post, which is funny.

B: You're not being downvoted for any opinion on Google algorithms. You're being downvoted for bringing political generalizations into an unrelated topic.  And probably for using "libs" in a semi-derogatory, but certainly generalizing, way.

09/23/2018 - 11:07am Michigan "doesn't need"…

Michigan "doesn't need" their money doesn't mean Michigan won't take their money.

The bottom line financially is benefited by having Rutgers.  The frustrating this is that's the only benefit Rutgers can offer and they offer quite a few negatives in turn.

Cable packages dying could lead to a reconsideration of Rutgers.  It wouldn't be the craziest thing.

09/22/2018 - 10:23pm The better argument is that…

A better argument is that Michigan's student population has become much more out-of-state.  Kids with less connection to the football team turning into alums that aren't sticking around michigan.

The better, better argument is Ann Arbor is significantly smaller than CBus.  If UM were in say Sterling Heights or Warren or Mt. Clemens, I'm pretty sure tickets would be much more similar to Columbus.  You'd have a lot more fans with easier access to the stadium.  I mean, yeesh, CBus is a metropolis of 2M people.  Ann Arbor is a 120k college town.

09/18/2018 - 12:42pm Yep!  Cool with me.  Who are…

Yep!  Cool with me.  Who are they really for, anyway?  The networks, right?  They broadcast because they can churn out better ad dollars than their normal Monday night lineup.  I'm glad it's on bc it's not bad background noise, but I guess I expect nothing more.

09/18/2018 - 11:48am I'm a big TV nerd, so I…

I'm a big TV nerd, so I watch.  But I definitely watch with my laptop and while I'm doing work/responding to email/playing games.

I don't get why people complain about these shows.  Either watch or don't; you know what it is.  I don't go hunting out shows I won't like so I can put myself through watching them and then complain about them.

09/17/2018 - 12:47pm The only campus property…

The only campus property that's immediately surrounding the stadium is the parking lots connected south and southeast of the stadium and the golf course.  People will be drinking plenty and openly.

Otherwise, nobody will be on the diag, for example.  Everything else nearby is private residences where people tailgate.  (And Pioneer HS which is very lax about a no drinking rule that I guess technically exists but you'd never know).

I probably wouldn't walk from a hotel to the area near the stadium with an open container.  But like others have said, once you're in the neighborhood you are likely just walking from one person's tailgate to the next.  Keep an eye out and step onto someone's yard when needed.

09/17/2018 - 12:42pm  I have to think it's highly…

 I have to think it's highly likely many games are fixed or influenced by boosters in their teams favor, or by bookies to meet or break betting lines.

As someone who knows people in the officiating ranks and getting close to being on a D1 field, this assertion is ludicrous. 

Every call and non-call is reviewed by officials, their supervisors, coaches, People Of The Internet, etc.  You're insinuating a massive conspiracy involving any number of people where the evidence is readily accessible by anyone that wants to review it. 

It's just not the case.  It's a really, really, really hard job.  (Though, there are some unconscious biases that may come through with weaker/less experienced officials - like home teams getting close calls on the hardwood).

09/14/2018 - 11:32pm This score prediction was…

This score prediction was very uncomfortable to read.  How many "phonetic numbers" can you list in a real sentence that still makes sense.

1-70-2-2-7

09/07/2018 - 1:32pm Last time I had Zingerman's…

Last time I had Zingerman's was the only time in my life I've had food poisoning.  Anecdotal, I know. But, between that, their prices, and the long-ass wait even when you're the only one there, I can't believe people still rave about it.

09/05/2018 - 6:29pm ABSOLUTELY be in your seat…

ABSOLUTELY be in your seat for "Baaaaannnnddd, take the field!"

09/05/2018 - 6:28pm FYI steps to the Union are…

FYI steps to the Union are fenced off - as is the whole building - during renovations.  Until, approximately, 2165.

09/01/2018 - 6:31pm "Coach Harbaugh, why did you…

"Coach Harbaugh, why did you go for two with the game in hand?"

Why not?

 

08/31/2018 - 2:47pm First, no.  Second, "yellow?"

First, no.  Second, "yellow?"

08/31/2018 - 2:45pm Special Teams???

Special Teams???

08/27/2018 - 4:14pm Cuz Ace would know about…

Cuz Ace would know about this stuff?  *roll eyes*

08/27/2018 - 4:12pm He didn't claim he wasn't …

He didn't claim he wasn't "all in." 

And so we carry on, just in case Keith Jackson isn't really dead.

Iowa exists.  In our naive assumptions of what the PG-version of college athletics is, Iowa is everyone.  Except in real-life nobody is Iowa.... except, except, yes, Iowa exists.  In the middle of all this bullshit and money and lack of morals, Iowa is there holding the moral hill.  Are they holding that hill on their own?  I think the unwritten point of the post is "no."  We're here and we'll carry on. We won't give in to the evil bullshit.  Because if freaking Iowa can exist and always shock the world in some manner, than Michigan - with all its history and pagentry and beauty and talent - can many, finally, slay the bastards to the north and south.

 

08/27/2018 - 4:06pm See, I read the tone as …

See, I read the tone as "This is depressing and embarrassing and everything.... and yet... and yet, there's Iowa.  There's beauty.  There IS still something to amatuer collegiate athletics.  There's a reason we love our alma maters and feel at home when we are with fellow alumni.  And Michigan is one of those places.  What can man do against such evil?  We continue on and don't give in, even when we know we are facing great odds."

08/24/2018 - 10:53am Watched Q1 so far.  Biggest…

Watched Q1 so far.  Biggest takeaway is that the officials sure do love blowing the whistle.

08/24/2018 - 10:34am (No subject)
08/23/2018 - 6:47pm Serious question:  Why is…

Serious question:  Why is this necessary?  

There are currently two "OT" labeled threads on the first page.  One has a Michigan connection and one is an NFL thread.  Two of 40.  It's not like that number is going to skyrocket once football season starts (even though football threads will).  And it's not like there are ever more than 30 worthwhile "On-Topic" threads going.  What's the point in restricting discussion?  You'd think MGoBlog 3.0 would want to re-gain its lost clicks instead of continuing to give people reason to go elsewhere.

08/23/2018 - 6:42pm Is it really that cumbersome…

Is it really that cumbersome to just click over to the board?  

08/23/2018 - 6:42pm Should have been this week…

Should have been this week. There's literally not enough time in the day to read (and watch the links) all the content that is pushed out in that week. It's a shame and I know others have addressed that same concern.  All that writing that people just can't get to because they don't have 3 hours each day to read all the previews.

08/21/2018 - 1:21pm 10.

10.

08/20/2018 - 1:29pm Madrid's tallest player was…

Madrid's tallest player was 6'8", FWIW

08/20/2018 - 12:16pm Iggy will not only start by…

Iggy will not only start by the end of the year, he could lead the team in scoring.  Book it.

08/19/2018 - 9:45pm I like how old school Warde…

I like how old school Warde Manual is.  He doesn't think there's a way for Beilein to get the game tape for Monday's game.  Like there's not this interconnected system of tubes that shoots video across the world in seconds.

08/19/2018 - 9:25am Uhhhh.... its the regents…

Uhhhh.... its the regents who answer to the press and voters, not Schlissel. 

08/17/2018 - 11:52am Probably because the reasons…

Probably because the reasons you beat MSU are now in the NBA.

I give opposing fans the benefit of the doubt, but this is a weak-ass argument.  Michigan loses Wagner and... Rahk and Duncan.  The later two are immensely replaceable.  Really, outside a 4ish game stretch from Rahk, neither were playing to the level we thought they should during the regular B10 season.

Michigan brings back the best ball defender in the league, Charles Matthews - probably a first rounder next year, Jordan Poole - maybe another first rounder, and has an ideal Beilein recruiting class coming in.  Brazdeikis could be our leading scorer, even with Matthews and Poole.  Brazdeikis and Teske will collectively make up the hole left by Wagner.

MSU loses lotto picks and replaces them with what?

08/17/2018 - 11:45am The National Media has no…

The National Media has no idea that Iggy is going to blow up.  

08/10/2018 - 8:04am I don’t know, Spain is a…

I don’t know, Spain is a chance for younger guys who don’t end up in the main rotation to get experience against other teams.  But yeah, certainly could be worse. 

08/07/2018 - 9:15am Shoulda put "scheduled" in…

Shoulda put "scheduled" in the title to prevent further heart complications.

08/02/2018 - 9:01pm You can actually solve your …

You can actually solve your "No stories about Ann Arbor politics" issue by simply not clicking on the link.  Why does it bother you that much?  Why can't you just scroll past?  I do it all the time for hockey posts (sorry, just never really followed hockey that closely).

Personally, I'm glad Brian has made like three AA politics posts as it has gotten me more involved in (well, more interested in) local politics and that's a good thing.

08/02/2018 - 8:53pm That was it.  Yeah, Hoke…

That was it.  Yeah, Hoke... Just say what you have to say. Yeah, sounds like you're covering something up, because you kind of have to by law.... But you don't make stuff up.

08/02/2018 - 2:30pm Well, that all seems right…

Well, that all seems right but Brady Hoke did likely lie when he talked about Gibbons' availability for the bowl game.  That might be acceptable under a "we don't discuss student matters" or what not perspective... but Brady didn't say that, he said he was hurt (I think? Memory is fading).

08/02/2018 - 2:23pm Why are you folding in being…

Why are you folding in being gay with adultery and abuse?

08/01/2018 - 2:16pm I mean, it's a 4-hour drive…

I mean, it's a 4-hour drive for a weekend trip 6-7 times a year.  Wouldn't call it a commute.

07/29/2018 - 8:14pm Poole might be the most…

Poole might be the most talented player Beilein has ever had. He has NBA written all over him.

I'd cool the jet engines a bit there.  Poole has a long way to go.  I don't see him being "the guy" this upcoming year; still going to be total system offense.  At the same time, I would bet on Poole having enough of a big year that he'll be gone.

I think Iggy is just as likely as Poole or Matthews to be our leading scorer.

07/28/2018 - 5:42pm OH MY Gosh.... first time I…

OH MY Gosh.... first time I've seen that Patton Oswalt clip.  Hilarious.  There's a younger extra in the background 2-3 guys to Oswalt's right that is follwing and agreeing with his hilarious monologue.  Too funny.

07/28/2018 - 5:36pm I'm in ward 2...... these…

I'm in ward 2...... these ward 1 candidates are embarrassing... is there any chance they lose in the general?  (No?  I'll show myself out...)  But seriously, would an independent/republican candidate be a pro-development candidate?  If so, I would be all about supporting that candidate.  Their right-wingness doesn't really change anything in a superly-majority dem council.  Pro-dev = pro-ann arobr future, regardless of party.

07/28/2018 - 5:28pm This is a great comment.  I…

This is a great comment.  I view "No Politics" as "no flaming along national party lines which inarguably results in incivility."

Local politics need to be discussed.  Especially in a town that will always vote Democrat and especially in a town we all care about.

I am one of those UM students that has turned into an Ann Arbor resident.  7 years post-grad going on 8.  I agree with Brian's pro-development stance.  Particularly the Library Lot issue.  It seems abhorrent to me that there's a chance the library lot could be forced to house a downtown park (which would cost the city millions) as opposed to allowing the already city council approved development of a building that supplied public plaza, commercial, hotel and residential units.  It needs to happen. 

NIMBYs need to accept that change needs to happen and be less selfish, lest we turn into a place where even the cheapest apartments inside the US23/M14/I94 loop cost more than any middle-class employee can afford.

07/27/2018 - 12:07pm Just call it a game.  Why do…

Just call it a game.  Why do Americans feel the need to change what they call things for soccer?  I grew up playing and watching soccer and we always called it a game.

07/24/2018 - 1:41pm I give up.

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I give up.

WellBye.gif

07/24/2018 - 1:40pm <img src=https://i.kym-cdn…

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Stupid new board and no editing feature.

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via GIPHY

07/21/2018 - 3:18pm And with 3 teens, I might…

And with 3 teens, I might skip the Arb, depending on how much time you have.  When exactly in August?  If they are into sports at all, find any team that has a home game, if possible, and attend it.

You could tube/kayak down the river; an easy way to knock out a half day and get off your feet.

07/21/2018 - 3:16pm DEFINITELY do a tour.  It'll…

DEFINITELY do a tour.  It'll hit the big central campus spots and since so much has changed, I'm sure you'll learn quite a bit too!!!

https://admissions.umich.edu/explore-visit/visit-campus

07/18/2018 - 12:09pm Yeah, except these people…

Yeah, except these people can just - you know - give money. The egos that exist in this world are astounding.

07/18/2018 - 10:19am Warde sent season ticket…

Warde sent season ticket holder a message 1-2 weeks ago that season ticket prices were going up. /shruggie emoji 

07/17/2018 - 4:23pm I think the main point is…

I think the main point is that those lower bowl tickets are ALWAYS sold out. So it’s not a matter of convincing Ann Arborites to buy those tickets because they are always sold.

For real body bags, they waive us plebes in the upper bowl down. But that’s it. Definitely not for conference games or any major conference opponents, regardless of how long seats stay empty.

 

07/17/2018 - 3:55pm And that’s if they can even…

And that’s if they can even get tickets - see my post below