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07/20/2018 - 12:57pm South Quad

/ducks

South Quad

/ducks

07/20/2018 - 12:48pm Thanks for a relevant and…

Thanks for a relevant and informational post.   I'm starving for football info.   You win the day. 

Please savor my imaginary upvote's deliciousness.

07/20/2018 - 11:48am And Dom Ingerson?

And Dom Ingerson?

07/20/2018 - 7:26am Here's a gentle hint.   …

Here's a gentle hint.    Instead of composing a rage-filled post with toxic words like "whoring out", be more diplomatic.   This post could be recast in a much more diplomatic way that would not immediately turn off the masses and stimulate a genuine discussion.   

My take:  I'm happy as hell that we have generous donors to subsidize our coaching salaries.   Similar to the many esteemed professorships at the university.     

Your idea of a GoFundMe campaign to liberate our coaches from the shackles of named coaching positions is laughable.   You realize how an endowment works, right?   Good luck with your 100 million dollar GoFundMe effort to perpetually spin off a cool 10 million dollars per year for head coaches.   

07/19/2018 - 11:48am Awesome news.  Now what…

Awesome news.  Now what should I contribute to the tailgate spread?

07/18/2018 - 4:37pm Non-burning couch is…

Non-burning couch is preferred.

07/18/2018 - 12:21pm Yeah, I clicked.  But…

Yeah, I clicked.  But terrible title (Justin Feagin!) compounded by food hawt take, no substance drivel.   Go away, offseason.  

07/17/2018 - 6:14pm Information.  That's why I…

Information.  That's why I visit the site.    So even though the 3.0 rollout has not been optimal, I still frequently check the front page and board for information that I cannot get elsewhere.    

07/16/2018 - 9:04pm Awesome stuff.

I screamed…

Awesome stuff.

I screamed myself hoarse that night.   I would guess at least 60 seconds of pure, unfiltered happy screaming.    

This, my friends, is why we are fans.   There are a lot of depressingly low moments, but the highs are so incredibly high.

 

 

07/16/2018 - 5:45pm The consummate outside hire…

The consummate outside hire.  Well done, MSU.

07/13/2018 - 11:45am I cashed my points in on a…

I cashed my points in on a round-trip flight to La Paz.

07/05/2018 - 7:08pm Sam Rattler?  Seriously?  …

Sam Rattler?  Seriously?   Perfect name for an OU QB.

07/05/2018 - 1:01pm This, exactly. 

My parents…

This, exactly. 

My parents live on a beautiful northwoods lake in the middle of nowhere.   The quiet is blissful and reinvigorates the soul, but not from late June through late July.    The 4th of July doesn't exist any longer - it's a month-long cacophony of ear-splitting, house-jarring explosions.   I stayed at their place last Friday and Saturday night (JUNE 29 and 30) - worst sleep I've gotten in years.  Scared the living shit out of me.  My dog was luckily not with me.   We hated visiting my parents near the 4th of July when my kids were young.  It sucked.   

I loved to light off simple fireworks on the 4th of July as a kid.   But the transition to "this firework's noise level is 11 on a 10 scale" (insert Spinal Tap footage), and "we're going to light this shit off from 10:30 pm - 2 am.  Every.  Single.  Night." is past annoying.      

06/29/2018 - 9:22am So here's where I dislike…

So here's where I dislike the new MGoFormat.  I can't easily decipher if this comment is related to getting laid in a Corvette or not.

06/28/2018 - 4:49pm After watching LeVert's…

After watching LeVert's transformation under Sanderson, I predict Castleton will be unrecognizable in 2 years.   

06/28/2018 - 4:47pm DeJulius rockin' the Leon…

DeJulius rockin' the Leon Jones number 0!

06/27/2018 - 5:22pm No.  I don't see why this…

No.  I don't see why this particular situation peeves people at all.   It actually makes perfect logical sense to me, even as a Michigan fanatic.   He got a great coaching job offer at a P5 school immediately after graduating.   That rarely happens, so I congratulate him and wish him a long and fruitful coaching career.  I hate Ohio State as much as any other UM fan and hope he goes winless against UM, but I'm not peeved by this situation at all.   I'm frankly puzzled why this news is so upsetting to you.

06/27/2018 - 3:11pm Congrats to Andrew.   Not…

Congrats to Andrew.   Not sure why this peeves people.  He jumped at the opportunity for more playing time at OSU as a scholarship grad transfer, then grabs a B1G coaching position right after graduation?   Great opportunities for him.

06/26/2018 - 7:12pm Water.   I like to stare at,…

Water.   I like to stare at, be near, be in, be on, and hear the sound of water.    Sun reflecting off a northwoods lake.   A babbling brook.   Lolling in a boat while waves gently lap at the sides.   Water is my stress elixir.   It is the one common mind-cleansing denominator in my life.

06/22/2018 - 12:27pm 5134 millimeters?   

If so,…

5134 millimeters?   

If so, that's Tacopants territory.

06/22/2018 - 11:02am Congrats!  Welcome, Joey.  …

Congrats!  Welcome, Joey.   May you thrive under Don Brown's tutelage.

(This would've been a hell of a lot funnier if Bluey had posted the Hello)

06/22/2018 - 11:00am Thanks for changing the OP's…

Thanks for changing the OP's tone.    Can you rig a Slackbot type feature that modifies any future Bluey post?  Asking for a frie....actually, asking for the entire MGoBlog community.

06/22/2018 - 10:53am "Let's try to stay on topic…

"Let's try to stay on topic and have a discussion"

Hmmmm....when the topic is presented as "Recruit X is laughably not qualified to even be considered a Michigan football recruit", that elicits a certain instinctive response from many of us.    Not to mention that you've already proven to be a raging asshole of epic proportions in previous posts.   Discussion?   OK.  Let's have one.  The Michigan staff apparently thinks very highly of Joey Velazquez.   I will support this offer and this young man if he chooses to suit up for my beloved Wolverines.   Will he be play meaningful minutes for Michigan?  Time will tell.   But I like Don Brown's instincts a whole helluva lot more than yours.

06/22/2018 - 10:22am Can we please get an edit…

Can we please get an edit function? 

You are AN insufferable wretch.

06/22/2018 - 10:21am You are in insufferable…

You are in insufferable wretch.

06/21/2018 - 7:07pm Damn it to all hell that I…

Damn it to all hell that I cannot edit "palette" to "palate".   

06/21/2018 - 3:54pm My palette is averse to IPA…

My palette is averse to IPA's and overloaded hoppiness, so I'm a Spotted Cow defender.   It's my 2nd favorite WI beer.  I actually like New Glarus' Totally Naked a ton better - much cleaner taste than Spotted Cow.   

06/21/2018 - 11:25am Bluefront and cockroaches…

Bluefront and cockroaches will be the only survivors after the apocalypse.     True survivor, slaking the thirst of multiple UM student generations.   

06/20/2018 - 3:23pm The construction season is…

The construction season is so contracted in the U.P.   Seriously, snow can legally fall any time after mid-September.   It's incomprehensible how some of these bridges could be repaired during the current warm season.  

Also, warning to the ATV/ORV community:  many recreational trails are closed due to washouts.  Very dangerous conditions from Houghton to Calumet on some trails.   Most boating on local waters and beaches are also closed for the time being.   This news really stinks during the peak summer tourist season.    Tourism is top dog up here, so I really hope the infrastructure gets fixed soon.   I can't imagine if the some of the main snowmobile trails are out this winter.

06/20/2018 - 2:09pm That was an epic, historic…

That was an epic, historic flooding event.   I appreciate this call to lend support, either financially or with your hands.   

It looks like the main highway artery (US 41) is passable, but plenty of bridges out on local roads.    I hope this region gets the support that is needed to make quick repairs before winter sets in.

06/19/2018 - 5:44pm Hometown:  Columbus, OH!

Hometown:  Columbus, OH!

06/17/2018 - 10:31am This take does not fit the…

This take does not fit the proper self-loathing narrative espoused yesterday.    

06/17/2018 - 10:27am Just took our the dog for a…

Just took our the dog for a morning walk to avoid the worst of a heat advisory day.  Hot and humid conditions gave me a bad case of swamp ass for Father's Day.

06/15/2018 - 5:38pm Long time DirecTV customer…

Long time DirecTV customer here.  Intense rain will attenuate the signal, but it must be intense rain.   Very low odds that this will happen during a game, but the probability is not zero.  I don't think I've ever had an issue during a football game in over 15 years as a DirecTV customer.    I know I had an issue when I recorded a Tigers playoff game in the 2000's...DVR playback was hosed because of intermittent heavy rain.   

I am finally considering leaving DirecTV due to cost.    But I love the DVR option, and I had horrible success streaming Michigan basketball games last year when I was away from home on a supposedly reliable internet connection.   From my anecdotal evidence, the risk of bad streaming is higher than thunderstorms in my current location.

 

06/15/2018 - 11:18am The PR consultants are…

The PR consultants are earning their bucks trying to spin this whole situation, this entire university, in a positive light.

06/14/2018 - 5:30pm Bootleggerdottir?

Bootleggerdottir?

06/14/2018 - 4:07pm Iceland is my adopted World…

Iceland is my adopted World Cup home.  Tiny island-nation with difficult to pronounce names?   Sign me up.

BTW, I thoroughly enjoyed this thread.  Great write-up, OP.   

 

 

06/14/2018 - 3:15pm I was playing a little…

I was playing a little reverse psychology.  

06/14/2018 - 11:33am If we lose Toledo, we lose…

If we lose Toledo, we lose the U.P.

06/13/2018 - 2:01pm Interesting possible…

Interesting possible scenario, for sure.   I think McCaffrey definitely gets a look against OSU for at least a series or two under those circumstances.  

06/13/2018 - 12:20pm I prefer Mexcanus

I prefer Mexcanus

06/12/2018 - 6:52pm Recently binge-watched Peaky…

Recently binge-watched Peaky Blinders and didn't initially realize Tom Hardy played my favorite character of that series (Alfie Solomons).    He stole scenes in that series, similar to Michael K. Williams and Omar's appearances in The Wire.   I have become a Tom Hardy fan.

06/12/2018 - 12:48pm We had good luck parking on…

We had good luck parking on a neighborhood street north of the stadium.  If you're willing to walk 20+ minutes, easy in/easy out parking can be found on nearby neighborhood streets.   

Or maybe Evanston neighborhood parking regulations have changed recently?

06/12/2018 - 12:12pm MOON

 

I still have PTSD…

MOON

 

I still have PTSD from attending that game, but I'll treat this game as a therapeutic opportunity.   

06/11/2018 - 1:47pm Chrome user here on MacOS. …

Chrome user here on MacOS.  I can see the up.down vote icons, but I sometimes see the weird blue thumb issues described by others.

06/07/2018 - 2:44pm There's abundant methane in…

There's abundant methane in East Lansing.   So anything is possible.

06/07/2018 - 12:20pm It's simple math.  If the…

It's simple math.  If the average value of our collective recruits' ranking falls in the 1-5 slots, we consider it a "Top 5" class.   

06/06/2018 - 3:56pm  $6 shipping to Svalbard and…

 $6 shipping to Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands in the North Atlantic Ocean = BARGAIN!   I'm sure the Svalbard and Jan Mayen UM Alum club members will be pleased by that rate.   Hell, it probably costs $6 to ship a can of Campbell's Soup to those locations.

06/06/2018 - 3:34pm First received men's…

First received men's underwear ad, then a contraption to fix bunions.   Loving it!

06/06/2018 - 2:13pm My summer of fun can…

My summer of fun can continue unabated.  Carry on.