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12/06/2018 - 2:57pm This is how I feel, too…

This is how I feel, too. While great teams often do win the tournament, there is a significant element of luck of the draw and catching fire at the right time. Even with the CFP, that is much less of a factor because only four teams get in.

That said, I would LOVE a basketball championship. 

12/02/2018 - 6:17pm We don’t know his reasons…

We don’t know his reasons for sitting. Could be medical, could be financial. Either way, I hope the kid has a great career. He’s been a class act as a Wolverine. 

11/28/2018 - 4:33pm has the game… has the game time as 9:30. I'd go with that.

11/14/2018 - 11:05am I would love to see both…

I would love to see both teams wear their home (traditional) unis. I think USC/UCLA did that one year, and it looked awesome. Both UM's and OSU's unis are far better.

11/13/2018 - 2:55pm It really depends on…

It really depends on proportions. Although I didn't end up joining the military, I tested for flight school. I'm 6'4 and was not too tall (albeit barely). Slightly shorter legs could be the ticket.

11/13/2018 - 8:54am I rather enjoy Tony's…

I rather enjoy Tony's writing. That said, he did reference ordering a steak at Frisch's, so, you may be on to something.

10/21/2018 - 7:17pm We already dominated…

We already dominated Wisconsin, which at the time, was a top 3 nationally offense. 

08/30/2018 - 10:16am I'd like to see a reset to…

I'd like to see a reset to the 2006 game against Notre Dame. Play action dive, bomb to DPJ for the TD.

07/09/2018 - 1:00pm I like Croatia over England,…

I like Croatia over England, although having Harry Kane is a big boost for the three lions. I would take the winner of France/Belgium as the overall winner, and I think that will be France.

07/03/2018 - 11:59am Former Nashvillian.


Former Nashvillian.

One other con: the schools are absolutely terrible, and private schools in the area are insanely expensive.

07/02/2018 - 3:48pm Aledo, TX


Small town…

Aledo, TX


  • Small town in the "country", but only 20 minutes from Fort Worth
  • Fort Worth is a very family friendly city, lots of good restaurants, etc.
  • Great schools
  • Great weather for threeish seasons
  • No income tax


  • Summer is a beating and is long (forecast high of 102 today and every day for the foreseeable future)
  • Property taxes are ridiculous
  • Machismo culture
06/06/2018 - 12:20pm <iframe src="https://giphy…


01/17/2018 - 8:36am I'm boring

I bought some new running shoes, and two pairs of Bonobos chinos. These are probably the first pairs of pants I've purchased for myself in a decade. Love them.

12/27/2017 - 4:12pm Bilbo Baggins

I also had a pet named Bilbo Baggins. But, he was a dog. Of course, Leach had a raccoon. Of course.

12/08/2017 - 2:41pm Not sure

but wouldn't that second solution be an impermissible benefit per the NCAA?

11/27/2017 - 2:30pm Healthy Peters

running the whole offense. This is an excellent time to get prepared for next season.

11/17/2017 - 2:13pm Also UTL I

My wife's family was in the midst of a crisis, the details I won't get into. We had tickets to UTL I, and she felt she had to go see her parents in Oklahoma. I was pretty torn, as how often does one get to participate in a true first at Michigan Stadium? She totally supported me going, so I went with a friend.

There were no repercussions for me choosing the game over sitting around with the in-laws. In fact, they watched the game, so that was nice I guess.

That said, my priorities have shifted drastically. I now often DVR the game and will start it an hour or two after kickoff (or later, if needed). Losses don't ruin my day or my weekend. Wins are nice. I like that my weekend entertainment is just that, and not a make or break deal for my happiness.

11/14/2017 - 2:06pm Agreed

Can't really disagree with most of the analysis, but it seemed to lack the usual zip.

10/31/2017 - 4:48pm Cheap

In-N-Out has Whataburger beat in cost and milkshakes (hell yeah, Neapolitan!).

Whataburger's burgers are far better. Plus, it has breakfast. I think the fries between the two are a push.

The longer I've been in Texas, the more I find In-N-Out to be overrated, and Whataburger to be climbing in my estimation.

10/31/2017 - 11:54am Good as usual

but, he never mentioned the RIVALRY other than at the bottom schedule

10/30/2017 - 5:48pm I agree

I just find it amusing that we're speculating on who starts if Speight is back this season, when Harbaugh plays it coyly as to whether Peters even starts this week.

But yeah, Peters has to start this week. Totally different offense with him in there. Hopefully some good motivation for him.

10/30/2017 - 12:21pm Is Peters even starting this week?
Harbaugh says only 51% likely.
10/20/2017 - 9:12am Happy Friday

and Godspeed to the good guys. Beat Penn State!

10/13/2017 - 8:46am I like our chances

JOK is undefeated in the state of Indiana.

10/13/2017 - 8:44am Go Blue!

Let's see the team make a big bounce back tomorrow. Have a good weekend, mgopeeps!

10/12/2017 - 12:14pm Another plug for Lantana

My family tried Lantana hummus last weekend for a variety of reasons, one of which was the sponsorship of mgoblog. It's really good - we had the blackbean/spicy corn relish. 

10/11/2017 - 4:06pm Let me fix that for you.

that was a huge rivalry game.

10/11/2017 - 12:06pm Ditto

RR years helped me in that department, but it was the later Hoke years that really got me over the hump. 

I had a hard time falling asleep on Saturday - took about an hour. But, once I did, the anger was gone.

Go Blue, beat Indiana.

10/06/2017 - 8:57am Beat Staee!

09/27/2017 - 9:26am Congrats to you

especially considering some of your posts last year about how things were going. Really glad to hear it.

09/13/2017 - 4:51pm Skyline

is wonderful. 

09/08/2017 - 2:50pm Early stages, maybe?

Certainly viewership isn't suffering. I think, if the sport is going to dwindle or die, it will be many years from now. As more research is done on the chronic effects of the sport, even at amateur levels, I suspect fewer and fewer folks will play. That could, in turn lead to much lower popularity, viewership, etc.

Who knows? As another poster said, boxing is still (incredibly) around, so maybe it's just noise.

09/07/2017 - 4:08pm Sort of?

As others have said, I'd love for Michigan to play (and beat) OSU if OSU is undefeated. Now, I don't think I"ll be actively pulling for OSU to win, and if they lose, I won't be mad. 

06/26/2017 - 2:37pm In general

I prefer written. If I want video, I will do a search for video content.

06/16/2017 - 10:56am Brandon?

Come on - everything that guy has ever done would suggest he'd be very public about this donation.

06/05/2017 - 5:29pm To use your words

If it costs HBO a lot of money, wouldn't that take be a daring angle? So is HBO daring or not?

06/02/2017 - 2:19pm Because misuse of the word "literally" grinds my gears

He has done something.

05/09/2017 - 10:37am Let me build on this

It will take a good 6-8 weeks of regular running (which might include run-walk workouts) before it goes from feeling terrible to feeling good.

Variety is also good in terms of length, time, intensity, but the vast majority of running during a week should be easy. That means you can hold a conversation while running without having to catch your breath. Do this, and you'll achieve significant aerobic gains, and speed will come along.

Heart rate training is tricky because so many things can affect it (temperature, your health, sleep, what you ate, etc.). If you use HR training, you should do a time trial test to get a sense of what your max is (no, the 220 minus your age is not accurate), and then base your effort levels on that test. 

05/09/2017 - 9:01am Good goals

I had a goal to break 1:30 in the half. My training consisted simply of running 50 miles per week, with 5 days of ~8 miles, including one tempo run, and one day of longer running. Ran a 1:26:51. Had my best 5k, 5 mile and 15k times. Only complaint was the amount of time spent running. I think you could hit your goals following a similar path. Good luck!

05/09/2017 - 8:58am Not sure what I'm doing

I have a running background and have been into triathlon for a couple of years. I've had two races this year, neither of which went as I would have hoped. Despite that, I feel like my overall fitness is high. I've seen improvement on the bike and on the run. If only I could get better at swimming . . . 

Be safe out there, and fruitful training to you all, MgoBrethren.

04/24/2017 - 10:19am Yep

Enjoyed it a lot, particularly the Scavi tour (excavations under St. Peter's). Also, we hired a private tour guide to take us through the Vatican museum. She's an American expat, and it was very worthwhile.

04/14/2017 - 3:12pm A "wow experience" perhaps?

A "wow experience" perhaps?

04/07/2017 - 9:41am Depends on the audience

in Catholic circles, that won't get you very far.

04/07/2017 - 9:14am I'm jealous

My in-laws are going to be in town. That's always a treat.


03/31/2017 - 9:49am Good day

Need a good bang to start to the weekend. For once, I'll be looking ahead to Monday - I'm going to Opening Day!

03/28/2017 - 9:50am September 4, 1999

My first game as a freshman, against Notre Dame. Prior to that day, I had never even watched a college football game (although I liked football). It was a good baptism into the Michigan tradition.

02/27/2017 - 11:23am Lodging concerns

I work for TxDOT, and our major project right now is the interchange between Interstate 30 and state highway 360. That interchange is one mile from Jerry World. Traffic in that area is already terrible, particularly when there is an event at Jerry World. Throw in the construction, and be prepared for your drive (particularly from Dallas, but from FTW too) to take a long, long time.

There are several properties near the stadium. Food options in Arlington are meh.

I'm on the Fort Worth side of the Metroplex, which is just as nice as Dallas, but without the glitz. Reata is a particularly tasty place to grab a steak; it's in downtown Fort Worth. Personally, I'd avoid the Stockyards. It's very touristy (yeah, you're tourists, so that's not the worst), but the overall food there is just okay. Joe T. Garcia's is very overrated (and takes only cash).

A fun, good local spot is the Woodshed, which is near T.C.U.'s campus. Smoked meats/game, very well done, and the whole place is open air. 

I'd love to take my son to his first Michigan game, but it's not in Ann Arbor, and as others have noted, the prices are stupid unreasonable particularly in light of the effort it will take to just get to the stadium and park.

01/09/2017 - 12:16pm I can help

Aledo is Texas Class 5A, Division II. There are 6 classes, with Class 5A being the second largest. Within each class are two divisions, based on enrollment size. Aledo is in the smaller of the two divisions within Class 5A. So, it's still big competition, but not the biggest. 

12/22/2016 - 8:58am Excellent

I live in Aledo (where Filiaga lives), and the speculation I've heard is that he favors Michigan. This is all second-hand stuff, though, so don't get too excited.

12/02/2016 - 3:01pm Plus

notably, the 2 losses coming against conference foes who are presently ranked ahead of Wisconsin.