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12/15/2014 - 10:48am "Coming to America"

Fantastic "Coming to America" reference...

10/16/2014 - 4:35pm First Word Cloud

Why is "tradition" listed twice?

12/25/2013 - 3:28pm +1

Thanks for posting this. Never thought I'd see my church on mgoblog.

09/17/2013 - 10:34pm ABC now says "College

ABC now says "College Football" on Directv in Alpharetta. Like you, I'm hoping for ESPN-alt as a back up. There is always Pepperoni's as Plan C

01/30/2013 - 12:26pm Or...

Perhaps they didn't mention Purdue and MSU because there will be two new east coast schools come in and both Purdue and MSU will go the West?

02/29/2012 - 9:00am Congrats!

Congrats to you and your wife on the new addition!  Now get off mgoblog and go cut the ambilical cord!

12/01/2011 - 9:06am Subpar?

Burns has a National "A" Level coaching certificate.  Agreed that he's no Sir Alex, but we're talking about US college soccer.  99% of college soccer in the US is recruiting.  Agreed that losing his starting keeper and prized recruit is probably somehow on Burns, but I'd be curious to hear what you observed in the stands that gave you the impression he was subpar?

BTW, alot of players not liking their soccer coach is not surprising.  It's the nature of the relationship.

12/01/2011 - 8:59am Details?

Not trying to start anything, but when you make a statement that he pissed off two assistant coaches to the point that they left before the season started, I'd be curious to hear the back story.

I played for Burns in the 90's at Michigan.  As for Porter, I played against him in high school and he's really done a great job at Akron.  However, one of the reasons he's done so well there and would not be able to do as well at Michigan is because he gets alot of the "one and done" national team players that will play in college and then move on to the MLS or Generation Adidas (if they still have that).  That will not work at Michigan.  Burns was only able to get one or two academic lite players in every couple of years with great emphasis on graduation. I'm surprised to hear about the academic issues you mentioned...


11/12/2011 - 4:33pm Anyone in ATL

Know if I thank the local ABC affiliate or Directv for showing the Miami game on BOTH ABC and ESPN? FML

11/10/2011 - 1:43pm Line

Anyone notice that the line went from Michigan favored by 3 to now even, with one site even giving a point to Illinois?

I'm no professional gambler, but that's a big move.  Any ideas?

10/07/2011 - 9:18am On a related topic...

Anyone else concerned about Denard getting blown up while he's blocking out of the Diamond?

09/17/2011 - 12:26am We lost my mother-in-law last

We lost my mother-in-law last year to ovarian cancer. You're absolutely right about the suffering. She's going to a better place. The positive thing that stuck with me was the numerous selfless acts you notice when going through that experience. Go Blue and God Bless.

08/05/2011 - 4:32pm Glidden

Glidden has the official NCAA line, at Home Depot, and I had no problems with the Maize and Blue colors.  The grey primer helped, but the blue still took 4 coats, so that kinda sucked...

08/05/2011 - 3:01pm Alpharetta

Congratulations on the boy!  We have our third on the way in December.

Forget Augusta, come up to Alpharetta, we have basements (and unlike the north), the basements down here are primarily day light basements.

Anyway, like everyone above said, you do not want to be sitting in a garage without an A/C in Georgia.  Neither will your expensive TV.  Also, your HOA, if you have one, may not be too pleased with it either.

I finished my basement last year (translated I had an electrician, plumber, and dry wall guy come out), but I did do the floors, wiring, and painting.  I put the kids play room right next to the media room and the Michigan room, so they can't escape it. Props to the mgouser to posted pictures of his basement (stole the Fathead block M idea from him).

My son (5 years old) and I watched Michigan vs Duke basketball in the media room and it was one of those special events.  He asked why Michigan lost to "those Dukers".

Last word of wisdom, as much as I love Michigan, the wife has made it perfectly clear that the "Hope Scholarship is the Hope Scholarship."  Free in-state tuition versus out of state tuition (x3).  Just sayin.

07/18/2011 - 2:28pm Interested

[email protected]

I'll pay a premium, but if you're looking for stubhub prices...


07/18/2011 - 12:15pm And...

And Michigan Had Negative Offensive Yards in the 2nd Half

07/18/2011 - 11:20am Single for ND?

Interested.  [email protected]

07/18/2011 - 11:17am Question

Anyone know if the ticket office is open today?  I've been trying to call all morning (explained below) and it's constantly busy.  I mean I'm sure it's a busy day but the phone line has been busy since 8:30am...

My thought / hope was that some of the 700 ND single game tickets were still around and that they were not being offered online (as last week they were not available online but were said to still be available).


07/15/2011 - 11:41pm Bernie in NYC?

I vaguely remember that Bernie had a run on WNBC (NBC affiliate in NYC) in '97?. It was a short run and then he went back to Detroit? Is that right, or am I on drugs?

07/12/2011 - 3:05pm Thank You - Informative

If I possed the power to upvote you for your efforts, I would.  But I don't.

07/12/2011 - 1:59pm Confused

Apologies in advance if I'm being dense here, but how can the 700 or so singles be bought up by the packs if the packs are no longer available?

07/12/2011 - 11:32am Same Boat

I'm in the same boat as you, already bought my plane ticket.  I was hoping to get tickets next Monday, but now they're sold out. 

I'm thinking / hoping that being a night game, we'll find some people that can't handle their sauce and will want to sell their tickets and go home and pass out?!?!

07/08/2011 - 11:33am 10PM on Monday 07/18

The general public tickets go on sale at 10pm Monday night (July 18th).  I would definitely not go online to buy tickets earlier than 10pm that day...

07/05/2011 - 1:48pm Same Thing Happened in Early June (Twice)

I was offsite for two weeks of training and I went through two desktop computers because of the same virus. 

06/12/2011 - 11:55pm A little more on the kicker question

Kid asks the question, the crowd laughs.  DB turns around to Hoke and says, "you got a kicker this year?" and Hoke says, "yeah, we got a kicker".  DB turns back around to the microphone and says, "so to answer your question, yes, we have a kicker".... "and we're going to tackle too!"


06/12/2011 - 8:12pm DC Alumni Event Update

I think this came from the DC Alumni event that just ended about an hour ago.  Confirming that Hoke did say there would be no helmet stickers and no #1 jersey this year.

Other notes and observations -

DB mentioned intent to expand Big House to 125K over time

Beilein stated that all feedback received is that D Morris will go first round

Michigan's new lacrosse coach was there as well as Red.

Hoke is very charismatic, but will probably never win a Toast Master's award.  A very nice, passionate guy, recognized Chris Floyd, who was in attendance.  Did the spiel where he explains how every Michigan team meeting begins ("good evening - response good evening, championship - response 42, years, response 132, Beat, response - OHIO").  Very nice guy, stayed around and took pictures with everyone that asked.  Understandably, he had the crowd eating out of his hand.


05/23/2011 - 2:48pm Hard to poison artificial turf

Aside from that, living down here in the south, I can tell you that the Auburn fans do love them those trees.  As others pointed out, 40 years is potential maximum.

01/20/2011 - 9:58am Response

1.  Manager of Revenue Accounting & Reporting.  My group closes the books monthly and then report the results.

2.  Question is too broad.  At a high level, they expect to be mentored, trained, and supported as they perform their job function.

3.  Again, very broad.  Typical stresses related to a month end deadline driven organization.

4.  Typical dislike of a large organization that is slow to adapt.

5.  Every two weeks they pay me.

6.  Top-performing managers have a "next" gear that the standard manager does not.  When the pressure is on, the top-performing manager is able to respond.

7.  Ability to relate to all levels of staff, ability to perform under pressure and the ability to comprehend concepts as they are identified.  Acquisition of these skills comes with both life and work experience.

8.  Not sure.  I make mistakes all the time, it's more important how you react to your mistakes.

I hope this helps, not sure it's the sage and wisdom you were hoping it would be...

01/20/2011 - 7:58am Sure

It would be good, to like, you know, ask the questions.  Anyway, I'm a telecom manager and would like to help...

01/16/2011 - 12:24am Yeah, notsomuch

I love me some Costco. I love me some Kirkland. But the Kirkland beer 24 sample pack is awful. It's the opposite of Fred Jackson describing his RBs. It's the anti tremondous. No, seriously, it's that bad. The Mexican and Beligian variety packs are so much better.

09/26/2010 - 7:50pm Question on the Wall

Florida Blue, as one M fan in the south to another, what did you use for the block M on the wall? Doesn't look like a sticker or fat head. No offense, but I doubt you did that free style by hand! Thanks and well done.

08/23/2010 - 12:45pm What am I missing here?

I'm all for "outrage" and petitions and what not, but shouldn't these letters be sent to the Big 10 office, rather than to Michigan?  Meaning, Brandon didn't make the decision, he is just preparing the fanbase for the decision that was made.

Are you hoping to cause enough "outrage" that Michigan threatens to leave the Big 10?  What other recourse is there?

08/17/2010 - 10:51am Big Ten Ticket

This seems pretty pricey and only gives you games telecast on the BTN, but it's something...

07/20/2010 - 12:46pm MMGoBlue

How does the scheduling work?  Me and the guy I'm playing that week have to schedule a time to play before that week is up?

If slots are still available:

Gamertag/EA Sports:  MMGoBlue

Team - no clue, can't tell what teams are left, guessing Michigan is taken.  Florida?  Georgia?  Clemson?  Something southeasterly so I can "embrace" the culture down here?

Please let me know if slots are available.  If so, I defer to you, DirtyD, to pick a team for me from the available options.

07/16/2010 - 2:22pm I like lacrose as much as the

I like lacrose as much as the next guy, but to think that it will draw 100K fans is questionable.  Much like soccer, lacrosse doesn't need such a large venue, if anything, such a large venue detracts from the experience (see recent soccer only stadiums being built around the US).

And as much as our new AD is changing things around, I find it hard to believe that Michigan Stadium will be used for anything other than football games, graduation, and an occasional "wouldn't it be cool to break an outdoor hockey game attendance record"...

07/13/2010 - 12:27pm I got my Dell shipping

I got my Dell shipping confirmation yesterday and tracking is showing that it is out for delivery today.  I think it helped that Dell shipped from Atlanta and I'm in Alpharetta (northern suburb). 

Before yesterday's email, it was showing delivery by July 23, so don't sweat it, I'm sure you guys will get it before then.

06/30/2010 - 1:13pm Kindle?


06/17/2010 - 4:45pm Aram Keteyian

Aram Keteyian is the current #1.  Surprisingly, he is not the starter.  That would be Chris Blais, although he wears #23.  Must have been a Jordan fan growing up...

Oh sorry, I thought this was a discussion about who will be the next GK on the Men's Soccer Team to wear the #1 jersey.  I made this assumption as surely we couldn't be having the same #1 jersey conversation about football, again.

06/17/2010 - 1:56pm That explains why they've

That explains why they've been bombarding my inbox with sale offers the past couple of days...  I really didn't think they were THAT bad.  I hope the new shop is as accessable for those of us not living in Michigan...

06/16/2010 - 1:17pm Now that Good Sir, is a

Now that Good Sir, is a Hook-Up.  Thanks.  Will do this tonight.

06/16/2010 - 12:08pm Correction:

Anyone have a LEGAL "hook up"?

06/16/2010 - 11:47am Thanks Guys

I appreciate the wisdom.  I try to stick to sports games just because there is a definite amount of time that I know going into it I'll spend playing that night.  Red Dead looks great but looks like one of those game that it'll be 4am before I know it....

By the sounds of things, I think I'll pick up the NCAA in July and then wait until August to get the FIFA10 discounted.  Seems like NCAA is $60, regardless of website. Anyone know of a "hook up"?

05/19/2010 - 2:58pm Finebaum

He has a radio show in Alabama this is picked up on one of the XM Sports channels.  Listen to it for 5 minutes and you'll know all you need to know about him...

Average age of the callers is 64 and conversations range in topics from "how things used to be" to "I don't understand the kids these days"...

Much like people who live in NYC don't think there is life outside NYC (I may or may not agree), the people of Alabama have the same philosophy.

05/10/2010 - 1:02pm Bad Soap Opera

LLLLLoyd llloves Michigan too much to specifically give Trent the green light to share the story for the book.  If he's plotting RR's demise (which he very well may be), he loses all "cover" by telling Trent to "go ahead and tell the story". 

Trent burned Carr by going public.  Expect another vanglorious luncheon between Carr, Rodriguez and Brandon where they sing "HTTV" and give a joint statement on how great everything is going.

Or this could all be Carr's retaliation for Jaime Morris.  Is it August yet?

04/29/2010 - 3:57pm If I recall...

The Fab 5 all had "beaters".  I believe Jalen was pushing a Reliant K at the time.  It wasn't until I saw Tractor Traylor driving a Suburban in front of Scorekeepers that things went the Ed Martin way.

I still remember a Sportscenter leadin to a Michigan Basketball game when the allegations first came out: "You can watch the game on your TV, or the TV in the back of Tractor Traylor's car"...

04/29/2010 - 3:51pm 2

Willie Mitchell once jumped in the back of my car and asked me to give "my cousin Willie" a ride to class...

Makhtar Ndjae (readily admit the spelling is not even close) once kept a South Quad front door open for me at 2am when I was stumbling back to my dorm room...

04/14/2010 - 2:03pm No Problem

I was there probably a good two months ago, so I hope they still have some there for you. Good luck.

04/14/2010 - 12:47pm Address

Mansell Crossing
7631 North Point Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30022

04/14/2010 - 12:24pm Well, actually, yes it does...

Same jersey at a TJMaxx in Alpharetta, GA for $3.00.

I'm proud/sad to say that I bought two...

03/17/2010 - 1:12pm My Name is Craig James

And I approve this post. Thank you.