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06/10/2012 - 10:15am Guns

Guns at parties...what is THAT about????

06/08/2012 - 10:42am Almost

tosu Pink Carnations.

It wood be enough to make Stanford's tree green with envy.

06/08/2012 - 9:42am I say the

article is a plant.

06/08/2012 - 9:33am This

Reproduction and Early Growth

Flowering and Fruiting- Ohio buckeye is polygamo-monoecious, bearing both bisexual and male flowers. The pale greenish-yellow flowers appear after the leaves in the spring from March to May and are borne in upright branched clusters. Only those near the base of the branches of a cluster are perfect and fertile; the others are staminate (4,11). The fruit is a leathery capsule containing one, two, or three seeds. The ripe seed is dark chocolate to chestnut brown, smooth and shiny, with a large, light-colored hilum so that it resembles an eye. 'The cotyledons are very thick and fleshy and contain no endosperm.

In the section titled "Competition", the trees "prosper in dense stands"....Sounds like "The Horseshoe" to me.

06/08/2012 - 7:36am It's all under worries mates.

It was only a zombie attack on the President. They decided they could attack our government by causing an earthquake in Ann Arbor, which inadvertantly resulted in minor damage to two nuclear reactors near Cedar Point and South Bend. (Zombies are experimenting in causing the perfect storm and got a little out of control.) The military responded by blowing up all suspicious looking objects from Pennsylvania to the Illinois border. Everyone calmed down as soon as the MSU zombie studies team showed up. The MSU team persuaded the zombies to enjoy a Coke, and sing Kumbaya with the Sparty Mascot. Now...

Let's be thankful we are so close to East Lansing:  It should give one a good feeling of security, and reassurance. Reports of couches on fire were false rumors caused by an alien host with a lousy sense of humor who were on their way to destroy another planet. That is all.

06/07/2012 - 11:49pm SERIOUS?


Nice to meet you! I'm ROEBUCK.

What say you? Would you like to start up a BUSINESS with me; a Department store we could call SERIOUS-ROEBUCK?

We can open by taking nominations as to who on this thread could be considered best qualified to be the Third Stooge; if it's not against the rules here.

06/07/2012 - 11:36pm Think

British accent

Winston Churchill

Nevar with a stong "a", as in: "Nevaaaar, Nevaaar, Nevaar give up!"

06/07/2012 - 11:16pm First thing

The Arkansas Razorback football recruits learn; is Emily Post's table manners.

Then they eat Hog Slop....Charmed, I'm sure. John L., thank-you for being you, big guy!!!

06/07/2012 - 7:32pm This

is a powerful video.

06/07/2012 - 6:22pm #1



06/07/2012 - 11:10am Now

"Groucho Mark" emerges from "laying in the weeds" with the Bambi Maize and Blue clenched in his razor sharp teeth.

on the other hand, I like the sound of

"Sips rips it to the hip of Wile. He boots it to the pylon. The receiver trips, does a flip, loses control of the ball, Sips recovers...TOUCHDOWN MICHIGAN, and the MAIZE and BLUE go up 45 -0 over the Spartans as the clock runs out on the Green and whatever the other color is."

Put that in your pipe and smoke it "Sparty Bob"!!!

06/04/2012 - 11:54pm Sam Webb

Sam was not calling out Farrell, nor was Sam arguing with anyone. Sam simply ran with forethought and calculation giving Farrell enough rope to hang himself; and, Farrell obliged with a public attempt to justify the strategy of lying with impunity. (Farrell was saying, "Show me the tweet" to paraphrase it; even though Farrell knew he had no exclusive from Coach Poggi.)

The thought process Farrell routinely employs is now made apparent by Sam's intervention:  for, as a result of Farrell's self-deluded attempt at plausible deniability (as if Farrell could persuade others he perhaps mistakenly thought he had an exclusive), it is now known Farrell would wish to boost his work-place status at the expense of people who are simply trying to make an honest living. Sam quite capably with perfect calculation defended those trying to make an honest living by exposing the hypocrisy of Farrell in the only self-evident proof available; and I for one am grateful he took a coward to task and won the day by showing the value of consistency with the power of a belief in justice.

06/04/2012 - 10:45pm Point wise

we have the best coach.


(insert obligatory photo)

05/31/2012 - 3:24pm Although I do not believe in "karma";

If Ohio whiffs on Jaylon Smith, their linebacker recruiting two years running looks weaker than typical from a rankings perspective, and things could continue to get worse for them.

05/31/2012 - 2:27pm He is

probably both a donor and a doner.

05/31/2012 - 2:16pm Harrison Watson

wouldn't be acting like a Buckeye fan, would he? Maybe, because Anzalone met this creep it was decided to take his linebacking talents elsewhere.

05/31/2012 - 3:33am I clicked on the author's name at the top of the article.

Not only did I chuckle at Horace E. Cow's avatar; also, other articles by him just as funny are accessible and I think are worth a peek:  for instance, Minnesota's uniforms based on Minnesota native "Prince". I have a feeling Michigan's turn is coming. I hope it will be soon.

05/31/2012 - 2:55am At 2:00 A.M.

You are entitled to a typo...don't be sad.

05/29/2012 - 5:56pm My imagination and belief in the UM football program

"Aside from being raised in Ohio and identified as one of the top prospects in the nation, Tom graduated with a 3.8 GPA, maintains a focus on academics, and talks about a strong commitment to his team and "doing things the right way."

The only way I could be even happier is if the above statement should begin with the words "Instead of" rather than the words "Aside from"....IMHO

05/29/2012 - 5:04pm On Jackson's blast:

Was it "on a frozen rope" all the way to the light tower? Or, was it starting to arc downward before hitting the steelwork?

05/28/2012 - 2:09pm Reggie Jackson, '71 Allstar, Greatest Game?

Perhaps you remember his home run was hit so hard, the crowd was deafeningly silent. People had no time to react to what may be the most powerful blast in baseball history; until the ball was out of sight, having broken a metal stanchion above the right-field roof. I seem to remember it bouncing back onto the field while Jackson did the home-run trot, and people started cheering wildly.

By the time people could arise from their seats, they were wondering what just happened. Especially astonished, were those in the lower left-field seats with an obstucted view of the right-field roof. It was over so quickly.

My recollection is, "Mr. October" was the only one, as far as I know, who would use some kind of winged plastic devise which looked like the tail-fins on a large aerial bomb, which he attached over the end of his bat in the on deck circle; because this object which created wind resistance; had been preparing him for a moment like this, to rip one into orbit. What an incredible game if I am remembering it all correctly.

05/28/2012 - 11:34am I have to ask.

Is the "short porch" photo in your post the one where Kaline took away a home run with his feet dangling 5 feet above the ground? The headlines in the Free Press sports section would verify if I am remembering correctly.

Another thought I believe is accurate:  Ernie Harwell considered Kaline to have the best or second best arm in baseball in all the years he observed great fielders; the closest competition coming from Roberto Clemente. Kaline probably will always be remembered fondly as a classy guy and one of baseball's all-time greats!

05/27/2012 - 7:04pm Who...

Who wants to join the Nick Fairley fan club?


Is there one?

05/27/2012 - 6:57pm When they are there

Well, I'll be!

05/27/2012 - 5:10pm Silly [email protected]?

I fail to see a connection between campus safety and a man with a penchant for child porn. I am sure Urban can clear this up???

05/27/2012 - 9:25am At Ohio

Numerous classes on secondary violations hosted by the NCAA are currently being conducted on the campus of Ohio for those students and athletic department protegees interested in matriculating into Ohio's post-graduate, hands-on, Primary Violations Studies (PVS):  personal tutoring is offered by EGG and Geno; Urban the Great handles the subject described in the literature as "the how-to make a boot cast measure:  a means to cover up any type of suspension". This latter subject is called Methods in Plausible Deniability (MPD):  a heavily funded program used to support of those who believe cover-ups of bad behavior are good for the future job prospects of student atheletes = Coach Meyer is "a great coach and an outstanding recruiter".

05/24/2012 - 3:46pm Jalen

Rose is willing to become weary in attempting to prevent a future basis for bitterness; and in so doing is no position to become bitter. Brian, asserting Jalen must be bitter is not warranted, but wrong-headed:  an analogy to denials about racism lack relevance and perhaps substance.

The preference Mary Sue ignites with her comments tends to marginalize important issues of the past which better can be resolved than merely brushing aside an era.

Jalen is one of the symbols of overcoming difficult circumstances among other things (unlike Taubman); and a banner with the words "Fab Five" hanging from the Crisler ceiling is equivalent not at all to condoning cheating. It behooves Ms. Coleman to learn the lessons of defending a position which favors a banner of some sort or the like, if only by considering how she might do so with honor.

The thing we can all get over and leave behind us; is any expectation we might harbor of Chris Webber apologizing in the future to the University.

05/24/2012 - 11:44am It's easy to understand.

I regularly butt-dial the winning Lotto numbers; and without even having them on speed-dial!

05/22/2012 - 11:18pm Dawson said "real soon".

Who can wait that long?

05/22/2012 - 10:51pm Yep!

"Father, Darren Sr., started at safety for the 1994 San Diego Chargers Super Bowl team."

05/21/2012 - 12:38am Impressed! And...

Just relized ESPN says Taco Charlton's best traits are run stopping and disruptiveness. He is ranked by them as the #9 DE prospect. This contradicts some posts I saw on this blog which speculate about Taco's run defense.

It is exciting to see these recruits coming to a football program which may be the best in the country at developing the abilities and character of talented recruits. Plus, Michigan may be very close to getting the number one class for 2013. I look forward with interest to the 6-6-12 ESPN revisions.

05/13/2012 - 5:51pm where, where

where, where

05/13/2012 - 5:50pm there, there

there, there

05/13/2012 - 5:50pm here, here

here, here

05/13/2012 - 5:43pm Most of us

would recognize the fact someone unintentionally must have broken a bottle of "Urban the Great" fragrance on those parking garage stairs.

It is the fragrance Bucknuts require to mask the foul odors emanating from their coach and the way he conducts his football programs.

05/13/2012 - 5:25pm And...

"Burrito" Charlton is not even close to the humor I find in the nickname "Taco". I do not know why I like "Taco" so much; I just know I do.

05/13/2012 - 11:29am Therapy Ugently Needed

First, I'd get him Denarded, line him up against a wall, and let Hoke double-point him into submission. If this won't work, nothing will. Sorry, no other hope is available for your once-trusted buddy; and I do not recommend a second opinion. Best wishes to you sir.

05/13/2012 - 10:06am If

If I were Brian for a day; I would consider the current system pure genius.

Commence throwing rotten tomatoes at your monitors.

05/10/2012 - 9:58pm ...

So, tell us how you really feel.

05/10/2012 - 7:15pm It Should Help

Treadwell is a burner, extends the field; would open up running and receiving lanes for Isaac. All this behind a great wall with a top QB:  Take note, Ty and Laquon. Go Blue!

05/08/2012 - 7:32am Price is ripped....

This would be a good place for someone to embed the video of Dawson ripping the shirt of Billy Price during their Columbus camp.

05/07/2012 - 1:42am To Be Clear

As much as I can accept your apologies, please allow me to respond by saying, my deeper concern now for the purposes of this blog is about the "much exposure" of what is "apparently" disinformation about the Anzalones.

The problem is a disturbed and self-serving mentality out there is deserving of absolute censure, which will forever be devoted to an uncomprehending but influential body bent on slander and heedless of the propagation of corruption. All apologies are due the Anzalones.

05/06/2012 - 10:07pm In my school

I was taught "before/during" was to be roughly translated as "either before or during". Is there an English major in the house? Thank-you for any enlightenment and a source.

05/06/2012 - 3:22pm Clarification Please

I do not wish to be rude to a welcome guest from "enemy territory". But...aren't you saying Anzalone may have visited Gainesville before he commited to Ohio; which therefore caused Urban to reject an embarrassed recruit? You are not clear about the timing of the events, and this is all important to the relevance. A recruit visiting another school before they commit is not frowned upon at Michigan, I can safely say.

It is a travesty to suggest, as you do, the Anzalones are spewing forth bitter grapes or hatred for gays after being rejected by their favorite school; but, as your post suggests, all will be forgiven should the Anzalones get with the program:  and I draw this conclusion has to be considered a possibility from what you allow due to your lack of clarity.

05/06/2012 - 11:57am Odds are

If Anzalone's potential future teamates at Ohio engaged in behaviors objectionable to the Anzalone family, I would suggest this seriously weighs against any recommit. To some extent, it depends on how bad the behavior is by them perceived to be in the larger picture.

I think there were almost certainly many other witnesses to the events; yet, I hear nothing but crickets. It smells bad; very bad.

05/03/2012 - 10:58am News Flash

Soon to be in the Headlines:  "Rees Graduates With Honors"

"Yes, Your Honor. No, Your Honor...."


04/16/2012 - 7:01am Thank-you for that!

His sense of humor and intelligence is evident in those collectibles. I can't imagine anyone not having a great time there. In his amazing store there are all kinds of outstanding things to buy which the average shopper could use.

04/15/2012 - 10:38pm Perani's of Dort Mall in Flint is

a family favorite. And the entire mall is unique; like an antiques museum. It is worth a trip just to wander through it, able to connect with the past because of all the cool items in the hallways. I heard Bob owned the mall, but I am unsure if this is true. There is a model ship used in the movie Ben-Hur, a rebuilt Cessna, a really old gas pump, too. But it is mostly all the small items of nostalgic interest which captivate the imagination, or, stir good memories. Bob was a class act, and will be sorely missed. I heard Mike Modano bought his first pair of skates there, and many hockey stand-outs have been well served at his stores, as has the general public. Bob played in the pros with the Flint Generals. I never met him, but I would have liked to.

04/12/2012 - 7:39pm Establishment vs.

Anti-Establishment:  the historical setting justified a degree of disaffection which shaped opinions in which an entrenched disconnect remains.  I know it is more justified to defiantly hang the banners. However, I do what I hate; and, in my worthless opinion, defer to the protection of the reputation of the University for the sake of order amidst chaos. Ironically, without my having a platform for addressing any of the real concerns in this case, it sickens me to say, "The better part of valor is discretion.":  meaning I agree with MSC by default.

I would appreciate it if MSC would help guide the NCAA with the assistance of the professional sports world; and, for future reference; they together should no longer tolerate punishing the innocent players such as those who were in the program at Michigan when at the time the penalties were imposed without fruitfulness.

04/10/2012 - 8:09am I can agree....

Your points are well taken, and none is a stretch. There is significance in critical distinctions made on ethical issues. Petrino's proclivities do not necessitate tyranny and oppression, but they are prone to engender such undoing of the social fabric by degrees if left unchecked. Petrino is of the ilk unashamed to enhance the prospects of those who would gladly destroy the opportunities of the most worthy among us; exchanging duty for any and every subsumed illusion from which they might seek opportunity to satiate their preferred fidelity to conspiritorial debauchment, determined to prop up their failed self-interest.