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04/07/2018 - 12:01pm Amen! Listen to the coaches!

Amen! Listen to the coaches!

04/02/2018 - 12:07pm On an everything bun!

On an everything bun!

04/01/2018 - 10:38am Please verify me! 592099

Please verify me! 592099

03/31/2018 - 10:31pm And hockey ;)

And hockey ;)

03/31/2018 - 8:46pm Champagne

Champagne

03/31/2018 - 5:02pm Great point! As much as I'd love to see this

Great point! As much as I'd love to see this scenario play out (popcorn in hand) I'm thinking Ward and Schlissel are way too classy to force the issue in public like that

09/26/2017 - 3:16pm Fake in person tickets?

Any advice on how to avoid fake / already used tickets in person? Was thinking about scalping a ticket last minute outside the gate and don't want to get punked. Any other advice on scalping tickets outside the Big House would be much appreciated. Thanks & Go Blue!

07/08/2017 - 11:35am Engin in the Real World

Dr Jason Daida -- was in his Engineering 100 & 101 classes back in the late 00's. His 100 course ("Design in the Real World") blew my mind and I still take a lot from his message of using engineering for the purpose of making a better planet.

Sadly Dr Daida passed a few years back. Way too early for him to go

02/17/2017 - 7:39pm Molly and acid don't make you shoot people. Even

Molly and acid don't make you shoot people. Even when taken together

12/29/2016 - 1:55pm Crab legs?!

Crab legs?!

12/25/2016 - 3:55pm My engineering and science professors at U M

My engineering and science professors at U M taught us about climate change and it's a pretty solid argument with overwhelming consensus. And engineering and science professors aren't really that liberal. Maybe take some time to study it for yourself?

11/20/2016 - 12:15pm Hello

And the punt is up

Streaking, not Desmond, Jabrill

Helllllloooooo Heisman

11/08/2016 - 11:55am Indiana tickets

I'll be looking for 4 Indiana tickets and don't mind holding off to the last minute if I can get a good deal. Only catch is that they'll need to be together.

 

Will I be able to find 4 together on StubHub late Friday night/Saturday morning or via a scalper outside the stadium? Or should I just pull the trigger now? Cheers!

11/05/2016 - 1:17pm Thanks for sharing!  You're

Thanks for sharing!  You're making me want to make it out to Ohio for the Game this year!

10/15/2016 - 10:47pm Back in the BCS era I root for Ohio to set up an

Back in the BCS era I root for Ohio to set up an epic Game to make it to the championship.

Nowadays we just need to win the Big Ten with no losses to punch our ticket to the playoffs, regardless of Ohio's record. On Wisconsin!

10/08/2016 - 11:48pm People will say he was

People will say he was running the score up. Honestly, it was inevitable.

 

Harbaugh's entire coaching philosophy revolves around competition and meritocracy. The best will play. How does that translate?

 

On his staff, the defense is competing against the offense. Not allowing a first down vs. beating Ohio's score. Each staff wanted to do it's job and beat the other.

 

For the first string, not overlooking the game because "it's Rutgers" but preparing and playing like it was a top matchup. How many years under Carr, RR and Hoke did we play down to our opponents? It's not "running up the score" if we are treating our opponents with the same level of respect we'd give a Wisconsin or an Ohio.

 

For the second, third and fourth stringers - they know this is a game they will get to play in and they come prepared. This is their ticket to a starting position: showing they can not only win in practice but dominate a living, breathing opponent.

 

How can you fault us for winning by that margin if this is the system Harbaugh has set up? At this point he has no control of it. People know that performing to their best is in their own self interest and have a burning desire to be the best on the team at what they do. Honestly there's no better way to steer an organization. And what else would you prefer him do?!

09/26/2016 - 10:53pm Tamir Rice, 12 year old kid

Tamir Rice, 12 year old kid shot before the police car even stops. No indictments.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSCftESyKyU

 

Eric Garner killed using an illegal choke hold. No indictments.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfXqYwyzQpM

 

Two examples, took me less than 30 seconds to write this post. Not being snarky, but if these are the sort of stories that are surfacing now with the advent of cell phone video recording you can't deny that there is some legitimacy to these grivances.

09/18/2016 - 2:44pm Lot of good takes, thanks for sharing. Just

Lot of good takes, thanks for sharing. Just thinking about the OHIO chant gets me worked up. Going to be an epic game come November

09/18/2016 - 9:13am Durkin could not defend the spread at all. Games

Durkin could not defend the spread at all. Games would have been much worse with him around!

09/16/2016 - 8:16am Good question!

Good question!

09/15/2016 - 11:42pm How much of the redshirt bonfire do you think is a

How much of the redshirt bonfire do you think is a burn the boats tactic to free up slots and keep scholarships moving vs a recruiting tactic to demonstrate playing time meritocracy?

What do you think is the biggest factor in Ohio States advantage over us in getting five star recruits? Do you see a path for Harbaugh to get to parity in the near term?

How do we possibly replace the players getting drafted this year without backsliding?

09/10/2016 - 6:28pm The issue to me wasn't us getting beat physically

The issue to me wasn't us getting beat physically but our OL not picking up blocks. That's the concerning thing and is irrespective of level of opponent or play call

09/10/2016 - 6:13pm In all fairness, I was pretty pessimistic after

In all fairness, I was pretty pessimistic after the first few games of last season. It does feel like a bit of a regression this week but will try to reserve some judgement. Everything is practice until Ohio anyway.

09/10/2016 - 5:24pm Fair enough, but is running trick plays going to

Fair enough, but is running trick plays going to make up for not being able to block an inferior opponent on most plays?

06/10/2016 - 12:42pm They might be battles, but Rutgers is a

They might be battles, but Rutgers is a WAR

02/04/2016 - 8:24pm I don't know if this makes me

I don't know if this makes me like him more or less. Don't get me wrong -- he was one of my favorite players while in school, and I'd buy him a beer without hesitation if I ran into him at a pub -- but his NFL career has to be toast. It's a sad thing that revealing some of the real issues inside the NFL from an authentic experience has to be in some way punished, but who would want to be his teammate now? Or his coach?

Regardless, I always thought Molk would always be, in someway, too good for the NFL. He's the kind of guy you think of when Bo was saying "this is the last time you'll play for a team". Hope all this turns out well for the guy and I don't doubt he'll be successful in life.

 

11/28/2015 - 6:46pm Amen! Glad to see I'm not totally crazy

Amen! Glad to see I'm not totally crazy

11/28/2015 - 6:41pm Here are my pictures from the game. Seems like

Here are my pictures from the game. Seems like more than 5% to me but would love to hear your thoughts.

http://imgur.com/a/aoOUi

11/28/2015 - 6:34pm I agree. Knowing what we know now about how these

I agree. Knowing what we know now about how these teams compare, a better crowd probably wouldn't have made a difference in the final outcome. That said I'm a fan of the philosophy of control what you can control. I can't control the coaches plans or the players execution. But I can try to influence the fan base in whatever miniscule manner I can, just in case it will mean something someday. But yeah, that's a pretty romantic and impractical idea anyway!

11/28/2015 - 6:25pm Just playing devil's advocate but you don't think

Just playing devil's advocate but you don't think the Shoe would be loud if they were down a few? When the team is down is when they need support the most

11/28/2015 - 6:23pm I respect where you're coming from

I respect where you're coming from haha

11/28/2015 - 6:22pm Good points, good points. I could be being too

Good points, good points. I could be being too harsh especially with some recency bias. However at halftime the game was still really close. I just feel like the crowd could have had a bigger impact to start the second half and things may have gone differently. That said the final outcome might also show that things would have ended badly for us regardless.

11/28/2015 - 6:16pm I understand your thoughts. There's a fine balance

I understand your thoughts. There's a fine balance between being a rabid fan and taking it to a crazy extreme. I'd never want our atmosphere to be like the Shoe where opposing fans get spit on or worse. There's something to be said about a Michigan game where you can bring your family, your children and not worry about an NFL crowd or experience if that makes sense. However I do think there's a balance where we can be great fans, be loud and pay attention. Would love to hear more of your thoughts on how the game went and what we can do better. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

11/28/2015 - 6:13pm Thank you for your support of Michigan athletics

Thank you for your support of Michigan athletics and football in particular. I also have season tickets and pay my annual donation. I'm not judging you, I truly appreciate your fandom. I'm just calling it like I see it. We're all on the same team here, just trying to start a conversation sir

12/19/2014 - 9:15am Ron Paul

Want to say it started as a joke about Ron Paul supporters when they would look to every positive media mention as "it's happening!!" within the echo chamber. That probably puts it at 2007ish

10/27/2014 - 8:13pm FWIW they didn't charge me

FWIW they didn't charge me for this one

10/27/2014 - 6:53pm Fair point. I didn't think

Fair point. I didn't think Brandon would be dumb enough to leave a paper trail but worth a shot, right?

10/01/2014 - 9:18pm Gotta be the Hatter

10/01/2014 - 3:50pm Great point and one that

Great point and one that needs further exploring.

Part of me feels like it's not an either/or. I want to believe with $100MM from Ross that we can keep ticket prices reasonable AND afford to pay top dollar for a new coaching team. Would be interested to see the department's balance sheet though.

10/01/2014 - 3:12pm The crazy thing is that our

The crazy thing is that our tradition is as much about innovation on the field as it is the "three yards and a cloud of dust" stereotype.

See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fritz_Crisler#Michigan_.281938.E2.80.9319…

10/01/2014 - 10:40am Cost: $0

Cost: $0

09/30/2014 - 1:15am This whole mess is

This whole mess is disheartening and inexcusable. We have put our past 5... 6? quarterbacks through complete hell and none of them deserve what happened to Shane.

Changes need to be made top to bottom in the AD. Amazing that Brandon could be so out of touch for someone who "obsesses" over optics. I canceled my season tickets after the Gibbons fiasco, but never could have dreamed it would get this bad. And to add gasoline to a tire fire, Brandon completely throws Hoke under the bus with this blindside. Horrible leadership all around.

All that being said, I think it sounds like a pretty good idea to put a team doctor up in the box. Is that something that other college programs do? NFL teams? Might be a good rule for the league to adopt.

09/22/2014 - 11:44pm T-shirt cannons?

Just going to throw this out there because I was at the Utah game (first home game since 2011 Ohio) but did anyone else notice the t-shirt cannons in the Big House during commercial breaks? Has that become a thing now? Struck me as way more bush league than this stunt. Almost "WHO WANTS A FREE PIZZZZAAAAA!!" levels.

01/28/2014 - 8:44pm This whole thing may be the

This whole thing may be the nail in the coffin for me. Really debating not putting up my PSD and just giving the money to CoE. How do you expect the public not to find out about what happened?

12/11/2013 - 10:36pm This calls for dancing

This calls for dancing

 

05/31/2013 - 8:11am Thanks for the reply

Appreciate the reply elaydin. I definitely understand your reasoning. I had been skeptical that mobile ads generated you all that much money, but it looks like that isn't the case. Knowing that, I'll send a few clicks your way now and then to do my part for such a great product.

 

 

P.S. The math geek in me would kill for a diary on some of the statistics you teased with here (impressions over time, users by country, etc.). Happy to donate a few bucks if you can make that happen ;)

06/16/2011 - 10:47pm No such thing as a free lunch

College is "free" in Europe because they pay much more in taxes. It's not like the Michigan government can just magically let you go to U of M for free.

03/29/2011 - 9:27pm Things seem much worse for OSU

"The second segment focuses on "the money handshake" - the illicit payoffs talented players received to attend and stay at college sports factories. Stanley McClover, a former Auburn defensive end, talks about how he received not just cash but sexual services during a recruiting visit to Ohio State."

 

http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/iteam/2011/03/hbos-real-sports-must-see-tv-for-final-four-viewers

01/17/2011 - 3:38am Christopher Peterson

Recently saw a lecture by Dr. Peterson, a psychology professor, on "What Makes Life Worth Living?"

Video of him here: http://michigantoday.umich.edu/2010/09/story.php?id=7853

11/23/2010 - 10:18am Glad we have Brandon. Here's

Glad we have Brandon. Here's a man who definitely gets it.