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05/24/2018 - 3:23pm Best ad campaign of all time

A teenage Mary Tyler Moore as "Happy Hotpoint" for Hotpoint Appliances on The Ozzie and Harriet Show.

03/25/2018 - 11:09am I need Kansas & Texas Tech

for my pools, but other than that, I don't much care. 


You've got to admit that Duke-Kansas is pretty close to a Meteor Game.

03/18/2018 - 5:39pm Sparty tears taste like. . .

. . . Orange

03/17/2018 - 7:09pm Money is fungible

A fact forgotten by anyone pointlessly trying to prohibit someone from paying x obligation from y source. 

12/21/2017 - 2:10pm Not gonna let the Mormons

get their hands on my money or my DNA.

12/21/2017 - 12:05pm (No subject)

12/19/2017 - 6:58pm Any of these would be better

11/19/2017 - 6:51pm Our D in 4 words

High Risk - High Reward

11/17/2017 - 4:26pm Saddleback is the correct answer

I much prefer Saddleback over Meat in the Lansing area.  

I very much like the original Saddleback location in REO Town; the Okemos location just opened a week ago, with a broader menu, more seating and a full bar, 

10/09/2017 - 10:08pm The main reason you don't see single wing at higher levels of fo

Is that it's pretty much impossible to sustain blocks for as long as is necessary for all the fakes and ball handling in the backfield against a modern defense. Though it has a superficial resemblance to modern spread option offenses, it's not really a read option offense. But it's fine to watch, reminisce and dream.

10/08/2017 - 5:45pm Exactly. A -5 turnover margin

is a Black Swan event in a game.  And both last night and 30 years ago, despite a horrific amount of turnovers, we still had a chance to win the game at the end. That tells me as a fan that there's plenty of justification in being disappointed, but zero reason for panic and despair. 

I've seen more games than the vast majority of posters. I've seen more games than the vast majority of posters' fathers.  I'm not commenting on the grandfathers, but I'm betting that I surpass more than a few.

This, too, shall pass. 

10/08/2017 - 3:37pm Brown wasn't young

He was a Junior.

10/08/2017 - 2:28pm Perspective

Bo,Mo and Lloyd didn't forget how to coach just because Demetrius Brown chucked 7 - yes 7 - INTs vs MSU in 87. Last night reminded me of that game. A lot.

10/08/2017 - 2:23pm Demetrius Brown

Because I remember worse MSU games than last night where we still had a chance to win despite . . . SEVEN F*CKING INTERCEPTIONS!!!

10/05/2017 - 3:55pm It's from the CBS Broadcast of 1985 Game starting at about 0:25

But, if you want to steal it, just right click on the gif and save or copy it.

10/05/2017 - 2:06pm Sparty fans at Michigan Stadium are mostly harmless

09/28/2017 - 5:36pm Prior to Sparty's recent renovations

Their home and away locker rooms at Spartan Stadium were worse than even the facilities were nearly 50 years ago here in Ann Arbor back when Bo took over  in '69. . .

09/24/2017 - 4:13pm This defense needs a nickname

as much as Michigan needs a grinning latex-foam headed mascot.

09/08/2017 - 2:09pm What nearly everyone forgets about adding Penn State

was that, at the time, it was not envisioned as an expansion of the Big 10.  It was a virtually foregone conclusion back then that Northwestern would be withdrawing from the Big 10 (possibly even joining the Ivy League)  and PSU was seen as a replacement for them like MSU replaced Chicago. 

09/07/2017 - 8:30pm When I was a child

 I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.


Back before electricity, I wanted, I wished, I prayed that the Buckeyes  lose every single game. But  a wise Wolverine fan set me straight, and ever since I have seen the light.

You should want them to be undefeated every year coming into The Game. This has nothing whatsoever to do with "loyalty" to the B1G.  My only loyalty is to the Woverines.  I want them undefeated when we meet them in November, because it makes the win that much more impressive, and watching them dragging their sorry @sses back to Columbus in tears all the sweeter.  

09/07/2017 - 12:37pm 3-3-5? You call that innovative?

I recall Bill McCartney, in his last year as DC before leaving for Colorado, trotting out a 3-1-7 against Mark Hermann and Purdue  - #4 offense in the country - to pitch a shutout in 1980. 

09/02/2017 - 8:35pm It's been 89 years

since the last time Michigan played in all maize. I can wait until 2106 before we trot these out again.

09/02/2017 - 5:48pm I'm beginning to think

That I'm not supposed to watch my Wolverines. While I follow along on Livestream everything is ok. But as soon as I look at a TV everything goes to hell. It would simply be small sample size bias if I was just talking about today's first half. But it's way beyond that. Let's just say that I never saw a single game in person or live on TV in '97. Maybe I'll just turn everything off and read about the win tomorrow.

07/05/2017 - 9:08pm Based on his new LinkedIn

Based on his new LinkedIn profile update, I'm guessing that being Chief Flak Weasel for the Lake Orion Public Schools is going to be a lot less interesting than sportswriter for a major paper beat, but is probably a lot more secure in today's environment.

06/19/2017 - 11:27pm All the "national championships" the Sparties claim

If we counted titles like the Sparties do, Bump could claim 1964 and Bo could claim 1973 and 1985.

MSU has no plausible claim to titles in 1951, 1955 and 1966. Not if they have any dignity. If they want to claim 1965, I'm fine with that so long as there's no snark about 1997.

06/14/2017 - 4:10pm First thing

06/02/2017 - 6:00pm The three greatest. Commander

The three greatest. Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen is the greatest bar band of all time.

06/02/2017 - 3:28pm Y'know, one day . . .

. . . , Tito Puente will be dead, and you'll say, "Oh, I've been listening to him for years, and I think he's fabulous."

05/31/2017 - 9:49am John Anderson on Rod Gerald 1977

Go to the 11 minute mark


05/10/2017 - 8:37pm 1964 VW Microbus

Never drove it, but it's the first car I remember my dad buying. At the time VW's ad campaign was "Buy this Ralph Kramdenesque bus drivers cap for $1400 and we'll give you a free Microbus" I wore that stupid cap a lot. I remember my dad's prior car - a 1960 Rambler station wagon and I have the vaguest memory of the mid-50's Buick that preceded that. But I loved that Microbus.

04/20/2017 - 9:04pm I'm going with

Stagg Field. Any time I sit in the West stands, it's uncomfortably warm.  East stands are fine. But, it's not the sun.  Probably some issue with the squash court underneath.

03/20/2017 - 9:45pm Notwithstanding that I agree with Bo 100%

"To hell with Notre Dame"

I would contend that, back when we were playing the Irish on a regular basis in both sports, it was the best national rivalry in those two sports.  The problem with every other potential candidate is that one or both was weak in one of the two sports, or that they were a purely in-state  or relatively local rivalry.

There were important games in both sports in the regular season, including a record-setting attendance games at Michigan Stadium in football, and at the Silverdome in B-Ball, and important NCAA tournamant games in B-Ball

Unfortunately, it's just a distant memory for old farts like me. It's a strong argument to start scheduling the Drunken Brawling Leprechauns on a regular basis for both sports. 

10/18/2016 - 9:15pm Purdue cost Bump

A natoinal championship in 1964

09/24/2016 - 9:49pm Don't think we know yet

MSU moved up in rankings based on beating a ND team that now has 3 losses, and whose "best loss" was to a Texas squad that got beat by a Cal team that nobody thinks is that strong. The Badgers shot up in the rankings based on beating LSU which clearly has major issues. This is why you shouldn't have rankings prior to mid-October.

09/24/2016 - 9:36pm And that's why

Les was never offered the job. Well, that and Moeller's wife.

09/13/2016 - 12:27pm (No subject)

09/10/2016 - 3:59pm Soldier Field

Hosted several games that broke 120k, so "modern era" record attendance is the correct distinction

08/24/2016 - 12:59pm Second on the list

Would be Elroy "Crazy Legs" Hirsch, who played football at Wisconsin in '42 and then two seasons with Michigan, transferring under the Marine Corps V-12 training program. Hirsch was the only modern athlete at Michigan to  letter in four sports in a single season (Football, basketball, track and baseball)  One day in the spring of '44, he took third place in the Big 10 track meet at Illinois in the long jump, then drove 150 miles to Bloomington to pitch in the second game of a double header at Indiana. (Not quite as impressive as Jesse Owens' 4 world records in 45 minutes at Ferry Field, but hey - Jesse didn't have to drive 150 miles between events.)

 A member of both the Wisconsin and Michigan Athletic Halls of Fame, as well as the Pro Football and College Football Halls of Fame. 

04/19/2016 - 5:39pm There is a version

. . . that would be a bit more maneuverable in traffic.

04/19/2016 - 12:29pm These deservedly earned the

These deservedly earned the reputation as the most dangerous production car to drive.

Viper : Summer Car = Thermonuclear device: July 4 fireworks. 

04/19/2016 - 12:19pm Only one correct answer

04/12/2016 - 11:15am 1980 VW Scirocco S

04/10/2016 - 7:24pm 7- Hat, T-shirt, Sweatshirt, sweater, tie, jacket, lapel pin

Ok, I confess, I have more than that.   But 3 is enough, as Mrs. mgoblue78 is more than happy to remind me.

Now, get off my lawn

12/02/2015 - 9:16pm Some perspective about Bo to Miami

It is generally not remembered that Millie was not Bo's first wife.

Bo's first wife left him rather than move from Columbus to Oxford when he took the Miami job.

Think about that for a minute.  It was more important for Bo to take that HC job than to remained married to his first wife. And it was more important to her to live in the state capitol with ~500K population rather than move to a town of 15K with her husband.


11/21/2015 - 6:19pm This is a thread about

the odds of an asteroid hitting the Horseshoe.

Long as the odds of PSU beating MSU are, they gotta be a couple orders of magnitute better than an asteroid.

11/21/2015 - 5:26pm You don't have to pull for OSU to win over MSU

All you need to do is pull for PSU to beat MSU next week.

If that is less distasteful.

It is for me.

But asteroid works too.

Or how about a virulent debilitating illness to infect everyone in the horseshoe this afternoon.

Just sayin'

11/19/2015 - 7:48pm Keep the white away pants

I liked them when they were introduced, and I like them now.

Now, I will admit that one of the reasons that I liked them when they were first introduced 40 some years ago was that I disliked the two-toned maize pants, and the all-whites were a respite from that monstrosity.

I'm very happy with the uniforms this year (nothwithstanding the heresy of helmet stickers between the stripes), and I wouldn't change anything next season.

11/15/2015 - 7:49pm Overtime is absurd

There is nothing whatsoever wrong with a tie.

Now get off my lawn.

10/26/2015 - 1:36pm Three fourth-quarter goal line stands . . . the 1964 Homecoming Game to preserve the win 19-12 and bring the Jug back home after four straight losses in the series ( three by shutout!)

After jumping out to a 19-0 lead, the defense thwarted two Minnesota 2-point conversion attempts in the fourth quarter and then stopped a late Gopher drive at the 3-yd line to perserve the win. 

10/16/2015 - 4:21pm Double reverse to a Transcontinentel

Chesson to Peppers to Rudock - 67yds for a score, on the first play after stuffing a fake fieldgoal attempt by Groucho Mark.