|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. https://youtu.be/K_Eib49uPyc
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||
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?