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10/06/2017 - 1:36pm varies depending on the event

In 2016 we didn't host any due to mid-season arrival of baby #2, but we've had watch parties with updwards of 20 people for super bowls in the past. Usually 3-5 mgobloggers show up sometimes alone sometimes with kids/significant others in tow, so there will be between 5 and 10 people on average usually. Biggest Michigan game party we had was 2015 MSU when there was maybe 18 people total including kids. Biggest event ever at our house was our eldest's first birthday party when we had 30+ people.

10/06/2017 - 1:32pm that's how its pronounced

The pronunciation of my last name rhymes with Spanish for balls, so yeah I've had to deal with nicknames & mockery from that since like 3rd grade or so. Helps with picking baby names though, get to eliminate any that would go badly with it like Harry, Richard, etc.

10/05/2017 - 3:47pm Feels that way sometimes

From all the way downtown yeah it's like 40+ miles. It's not so bad once you clear O'Hare though, you'll be able to go 75+ on the highway the whole way from there.

10/05/2017 - 2:57pm TV size

And if you haven't been before, this is the TV size we'll be watching on :-D

09/01/2017 - 6:16pm Correct, in Gilberts

Now that the I-90 widening road work is done it's about 25 min from O'Hare. I live in the tiny burb of Gilberts, which is out by Elgin. About 15 min west from Woodfield Mall.

09/01/2017 - 4:30pm most likely because

if we get to that game i'm going to it :-D

09/01/2017 - 4:23pm let me know

if you want in, just shoot me an email :-D

09/01/2017 - 4:22pm you're definitely close!

hit me up at my email and ill send you the address to stop by!

09/01/2017 - 4:21pm not that far lol

Now that they finished the I-90 widening road work, from O'Hare to my house takes about 25 minutes.

09/01/2017 - 4:20pm I hadn't either

til I moved out there. I grew up in Deerfield and had never heard of it before either.

08/06/2017 - 7:27pm No excuses then

Then you have no excuses for not coming by :-D

08/06/2017 - 12:30am Suburbs

I live in Gilberts, which is out in the burbs by Elgin. Take 90 west to Randall Road, it's about 2 miles off the highway

09/24/2016 - 1:52am 56-17

I want to see Michigan flip the score that one stupid PSU writer said would be the result, and beat the crap out of Penn State 56-17. 

09/21/2016 - 11:39am Use the app

If you pull up the topic in mobile you can still read all of the comments. Since the original topic was deleted though that is missing.

06/09/2016 - 1:14pm So many good places

For skiers: atop Ridge Run at Heavenly in Lake Tahoe is majestic. One side of the ridge is the lake ringed by mountains reflecting on the water. Other side is the desert as far as the eye can see.

Corfu in Greece & Amalfi in Italy were gorgeous.

Yellowstone, Bryce Canyon, & Zion National Park are all amazing, especially the angel's landing in Zion shown earlier by Ron Utah in this thread

The view from atop Diamondhead in Oahu is worth the hike up

There's some really amazing places in the Philippines too but their names escape me right now.

06/07/2016 - 9:22am Pioneer audio

Not a car commercial but a car stereo commercial, this gem from pioneer audio is one of my all time faves 22 years later.

Sorry I'm on mobile & can't embed.

05/25/2016 - 9:24pm That makes sense

That perfectly fits so thanks for clearing that up!

05/25/2016 - 9:20pm +1

For honesty. I can see that happening tho, maybe in season 6

05/25/2016 - 9:19pm Season 4 plot question-

What's the mission they are trying to accomplish with the Korean guy? If they explained why they are after him I missed it. Can someone explain?

05/25/2016 - 9:16pm Stan?

You mean Stan?

05/25/2016 - 9:15pm Tyrant

One of the actresses from The Americans, the one who was great as Nina, is coming to Tyrant this season.

05/25/2016 - 8:22pm I expect

That pastor Tim & Alice are not long for the world now that she made that threat of the tape.

05/25/2016 - 8:17pm ICYMI

F/X announced today they renewed this awesome show for seasons 5 & 6, with 13 & 10 episodes each. Season 6 will be the final season. So at least they'll be able to wrap up the story.

05/21/2016 - 2:19pm My friend's jeep

Had on it a sticker upside down that read: "if you can read this, flip me over"

He actually did flip his prior jeep so it was pretty funny in his case.

05/21/2016 - 2:14pm OHOWIHATE

I had that one on my car in college, along with another that said "my 2 favorite teams are Michigan & whoever is playing Ohio State." Was amazed my car never got keyed when going to cedar point.

04/26/2016 - 10:37am Not my car, saw this yesterday

I was driving home yesterday, and I saw a Toyota Echo, that well known beastly speed demon with all of 108 horsepower, with a bolt on spoiler. I nearly crashed my car from laughing.

03/07/2016 - 12:57pm My cool story bro moment

The columnist in question, Steve Rosenbloom, used to live across the street from me. I used to babysit his kids when I was younger.

He's definitely a sarcastic guy & he was not fond of Lovie so I'm not surprised by his take on this hire at all. That said, I think U of I couldn't have done a better job with this hire, even if the AD's method of firing Cubit was beyond tone deaf.

01/28/2016 - 10:57am yup just got that one

I was trying to embed a gif from a tweet and that was where i was running into trouble. This tweet in particular has a looping gif of the hit.

01/28/2016 - 10:56am Embed attempt

01/27/2016 - 1:24pm Congrats!!

You're about to go on the most rewarding journey. Congrats to you & Mrs MGoBlog!

01/09/2016 - 2:02pm Sounds good to me!

I'm also considering starting up a poker night once a month too, so if I do that I'll email ya.

01/09/2016 - 2:00pm I think he was spur of the moment

He was driving to WI along the way from Chicago & stopped in since we were on the way.

01/08/2016 - 11:16pm Probably

Right now I'm considering doing watch parties for Wisconsin, MSU, OSU, & postseason. I have a bunch of Hawkeye friends & will do that game too if not going in person.

01/07/2016 - 6:56pm No

The Horror will always be #1 gut punch

12/26/2015 - 11:25am Well crap

I'm crossing my fingers they resolve this, otherwise I'll have to cancel the watch party I was going to host.

12/22/2015 - 11:06am Twitter

LSA talked about it there

12/18/2015 - 1:09pm I forgot to mention where I live

I'm in the town of Gilberts, which is about 40 miles from downtown. You have to take I-90, its about 15 miles past Woodfield Mall to the exit for where I live. I only give out my address out via email for privacy reasons, I dont want to suddenly get a flood of junkmail by putting it in a public forum.

I just realized that info was missing after a few people reached out to me that are actually in the city. Maybe you guys would want to carpool?

12/18/2015 - 11:56am That was from the wild card game

So we did win that one at least :-D  But yeah, things are looking very good for 2016.

12/18/2015 - 11:31am Stop going on so many trips!

LOL have fun in Florida, hope you can score tix.  One of these days we'll make this work...

Also, I'm looking at doing a Super Bowl party this year as a possibility too.

12/10/2015 - 11:19am Soft spot for Four Christmases

Its not one of the best ones out there, but I kind of like the Vince Vaughn/Reese witherspoon "Four Christmases." My parents are divorced, so we have to rotate the holidays between 3 families (thankfully my wife's parents are married) plus do our own Christmas, so that one I can totally identify with.

Otherwise, Elf, Die Hard, and Home Alone would be my faves. Gotta love A Charlie Brown Christmas too.

12/07/2015 - 1:49pm Dec 16th

is my 34th Birthday. Hopefully Devin will be giving me a nice birthday present!

12/02/2015 - 1:59pm Hope he can help us out each year

It'd be nice if he can get Maryland good enough to beat OSU and MSU every now and then. As long as he never beats us. Best of luck to him in the future, hope his replacement is good too, but lasts a little longer.

11/25/2015 - 1:57pm love it

whole thing this week is Buckeye schadenfreude. Great compilation! Let's make sure they have more to cry about Saturday!

11/25/2015 - 1:10pm next time for sure

hope you have safe travels!

If by a miracle PSU wins and we're in the conference title game, I might do another one of these next week, and also depending on the bowl game situation I might do one for that too.  I'll keep you posted!

11/25/2015 - 1:09pm its still a go

probably will be a smaller crowd than the MSU one due to the holiday weekend - several guests from last time have said no. Right now we're at 5 people & counting, still waiting to hear from a few others.

dont think you'll need to bring anything unless there's a particular beverage you enjoy, we've got snacks covered.

11/25/2015 - 9:26am Thanks LSA2K

Thank you to LSA2K for bumping this back to the front page in case people missed it Monday.  Chicago folks - if you want to come please let me know!

11/23/2015 - 1:47pm Part of why I waited til mid-day

was in the hopes of maximizing how long this stays on the front page. It has been a crazy day here on the board, agreed.

11/02/2015 - 4:05pm Harbaugh goes crazy

I was sad that this didn't capture his "that's not a effing personal foul" lip read, cutting the "harbaugh went crazy" gif short. Is the blog censoring that? Because that would be an awesome gif. that's why I voted "other" in the comments.

10/29/2015 - 4:20pm 38-7 us

38-7 we reclaim the jug and bring it back where it belongs.

10/19/2015 - 10:52pm Dec 18

I'm taking the day off work, gotta see that at least twice. That trailer looks incredible. Can't wait for the film!!!

Where's Luke Skywalker though? Not on the poster, not in the trailer? What gives?