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12/11/2018 - 6:01pm Good luck. Having been…

Good luck. Having been through this twice, most recently one year ago, you have my sympathy. Once the application is submitted there's not much you can do but wait and hope. It may be difficult to keep perspective, but worse case your kid doesn't get accepted... they will be ok. It's more about what you do once you get there. If they really, really have their heart set on UM, they can always transfer in if they take care of business at whatever school they ultimately land at. Even MSU.

Having said that, my daughter gained a new appreciation of UM after visiting friends at state for a football game this year. She really wanted to leave town for school (we live in the A2) but you can't beat the education for the $$.  

12/07/2018 - 1:15pm While I knew Liberty was a…

While I knew Liberty was a religious school (probably need quotation marks around that) I was not aware of their affiliation with Falwell. This leaves me with a little shrug in response to the hire. I mean, this falls right in line with Falwell's past behavior and shouldn't surprise anyone. 

For those inclined to look for justification, I expect spin masters (marketing, PR types) will say it represents a second chance. Sorry, I can't stand Falwell or Freeze.  Liberty may as well ask to become a satellite school for PSU, MSU or Baylor.

12/07/2018 - 6:36am You must be directionally…

You must be directionally challenged given that it's South Quad that sucks.

12/06/2018 - 4:29pm Once on the art work page …

Once on the art work page (too funny) it’s worth another click to hear Mike Leach opine on which PAC 12 coach he thinks would win a brawl. Love me some Mike Leach.

12/02/2018 - 2:06pm Not only are there no oceans…

Not only are there no oceans near Mt. Pleasant, there aren't any mountains either and it isn't very pleasant.


12/02/2018 - 2:02pm Since you're comparing the…

Since you're comparing the 2015 offense with 2018, keep in minf that the 2018 OL was light years ahead of the 2015 OL in the run game. That makes everything easier. Also, Wisconsin and MSU had plenty of injuries on the defensive side of the ball.

10/24/2018 - 10:22pm That depends on who spots…

That depends on who spots the ball...

10/24/2018 - 10:17pm It's Dilbert's pointy haired…

It's Dilbert's pointy haired boss.

10/21/2018 - 3:33pm Sadly, I think time will…

Sadly, I think time will have you at .500 with those  predictions (OSU being the exception).  Hope you're right though.

10/08/2018 - 6:25pm Agreed. If you think back to…

Agreed. If you think back to last year, we were actually scaling the offense back to simplify it for QB reasons. This year, it continues to scale up thanks to improved QB and OL play (that provides time to throw).  Oh yeah, receivers are actually getting open on a more consistent basis which doesn't hurt either. Bottom line, while there is certainly room for improvement, we are actually improving/ trending in the right direction. What a refreshing change from last year.

09/30/2018 - 6:41am I was bummed at the…

I was bummed at the beginning of the broadcast when the overhead shots of the stadium showed little yellow. Later on, after enjoying the Go Blue chants, etc. I figured out that much of what looked purple from overhead was actually blue jackets on M fans. Good stuff.

I need to get to a game in Evanston one of these years.


Oh, fuck Jim Delany, his BS officiating crews and scheduling BS.

09/21/2018 - 9:25pm I agree with your overall…

I agree with your overall take except for the "mutual respect" part. Despite growing up in Lansing (as a sparty fan in my younger, unenlightened days) I have zero respect for MSU. Not much respect for our tattoo, free car driving, women abusing friends rivals in Ohio either. 

09/21/2018 - 9:18pm While I hate PSU and love…

While I hate PSU and love beating them, I don't consider them a rival.  I'm not sure that makes any sense, but oh well. I love beating MSU, ND and OSU (yeah, I'm old, I remember actually beating them on a regular basis.)

09/18/2018 - 7:51am He was definitely into the…

He was definitely into the refs more than I have seen in a while. My guess is the warning was for Harbaugh.

09/05/2018 - 2:29pm It sure would be nice if…

It sure would be nice if Livers improved his shooting enough to keep the D honest. 

09/03/2018 - 12:00pm ND's interior line returned…

ND's interior line returned from an exceptional OL the previous year. They are good - so hopefully we will see more from our interior D going forward. 

While it's good to see some optimism (with some valid points) I don't see the game as evenly played after the 1st Q. We benefited from a special teams TD combined with ND playing conservative down the stretch. Uninspired offensive game plan is very frustrating.

Unfortunately, I have to give props to ND fans. With the exception of the obnoxious young lady in front of me at the game, they were very gracious hosts. I thoroughly enjoyed the pregame atmosphere and discussing the game with the guy next to me. While surrounded by green, it never felt uncomfortable. The drive back to A2 sure sucked though. 

09/01/2018 - 9:44am A long day indeed, but oh so…

A long day indeed, but oh so worth it.  Leaving A2 in 45 minutes. That should get me roughly 5-6 hours of tailgating. Then the game. Oh yes, the game.  


09/01/2018 - 9:44am A long day indeed, but oh so…

A long day indeed, but oh so worth it.  Leaving A2 in 45 minutes. That should get me roughly 5-6 hours of tailgating. Then the game. Oh yes, the game.  


08/31/2018 - 4:35pm Well, I didn't realize when…

Well, I didn't realize when posting earlier that they aren't just picking on UM since, as noted above, they have been doing this to all bands since their renovation. It's still BS though.

08/31/2018 - 12:55pm Wow. That is utter and…

Wow. That is utter and complete bullshit right there. 

I'm thinking their band can perform on the golf course at half time when they come to A2.

08/31/2018 - 12:53pm In... surrounded by 5 ND…

In... surrounded by 5 ND homers. Hell, one of them went to State for undergrad and ND for their grad degree. Can't complain though since it's a work ticket that isn't costing me anything.

I look forward to seeing the many dejected ND fans once they realize their offense can't get 10 points on the board for the game.  (Special teams scare me though)


08/16/2018 - 2:09pm Good question. I have seen…

Good question. I have seen minimal comments regarding special teams so far. Heading into the ND game, I worry special teams may turn the game for better or worse given two strong defenses combined with some weaknesses on both offensive teams.

My bottom line, if we don't shoot ourselves in the foot on special teams, we win by 10 points. (speaking as someone who watched and survived The Rocket BS many years ago.)

08/05/2018 - 12:44pm Good stuff, but are we not…

Good stuff, but are we not counting Frank Clark, post UM, since he didn't graduate?  (was kicked off the team, so yay discipline I guess.)

07/20/2018 - 2:31pm Happy Anniversary! Today is…

Happy Anniversary! Today is my 22nd so you picked a good date to get married.

one thing to keep in mind is that the Art Fair is going on so parking and getting around will be suckier than usual.

we will probably end up at Pacific Rim unless there’s a long wait. Rain may keep people away though. 

Nobody mentioned The Earl yet, so I will throw that out there. Also, Gandydancer and Real Seafood were disappointing the last few times I went, so it’s been a few years. Gout diet keeps me away from the steak houses 

06/21/2018 - 1:00pm Oddly enough, this reminded…

Oddly enough, this reminded me of my daughter's HS graduation two weeks ago. One of the grads  had decorated her cap with a big green and white "Sparty On" (a girl no less).  I had to restrain myself from asking her if it was a joke or was she seriously going to MSU and put that on in support. 

(My daughter heads to UM this fall.) 

06/21/2018 - 10:54am Hand timed. Dude is quick…

Hand timed. Dude is quick but let’s wait and see. Hopefully he’s still growing.

I am happy to have him on board. Go Blue

05/21/2018 - 11:37am Ambrey Thomas (not projected to start)

Ambry isnt really a sleeper but I'll put him out there considering he's only projected to start on special teams.

05/12/2018 - 10:10am Highly likely illegal activity occurred

if you start digging into tax law as it relates to payments. There are reporting requirements - payments made to non-employee individuals require 1099 reporting to the IRS (unless it's under a certain amount - much less than reported payments.)  

I'm no lawyer or CPA, fwiw.


04/28/2018 - 6:15pm Blue and Maize?

I have to admit, I don't recall ever reading or hearing it in that order. NTTAWWT maybe 

04/24/2018 - 5:56pm Eh, he's not a bad recruiter either


03/07/2018 - 8:50pm That was hard

03/07/2018 - 8:36pm I heard that. What I didn't

hear was the coach saying they came back and beat those "better" teams though.

02/24/2018 - 2:07pm Maybe?

No question in my mind that it is.

02/24/2018 - 2:05pm Awesome first half

bang bang

02/22/2018 - 8:02am Mathews brings D and rebounding to

Go with his increasingly bad offense. I hope the kid gets it together but in he meantime Livers (and Poole) have an opportunity if they step up their D.

02/20/2018 - 9:15pm My parents were there.

They are big Gershwin fans and musically quite knowledgeable. They absolutely loved it even though it ran much longer than they were prepared for. 

Living in A2 is great - even though I don't get to many (mostly free) performances from the school of music, it's a treat when I do go. My son is picking up a minor in music right now (aero engineer) so I get a little insight from him. The bottom line is that UM has a fantastic music school. Pity I didn't know that during my years as a student.

Last comment, if you ever have an opportunity to go to the annual collage concert at Hill Auditorium, GO!

02/18/2018 - 5:48pm Pretty sure he just forgot the "or" to go with the "and"

although I look forward to "and" becoming relevant and accurate all by itself.

02/16/2018 - 9:38am If Illinois is cheating

They are very bad at it.

02/12/2018 - 12:22pm Well, my daughter applied, was accepted

but has since stated she would go the community college route before attending State. Works for me... (deferred by UM)


02/12/2018 - 12:17pm I'm glad my uncle passed away last year

before this became a big time news story. He was a huge MSU supporter (former drum major in the 50's) and this would have torn him up. Having grown up in Lansing I am surprised at the unwillingness of many old friends/fans to consider Izzo or Dantonio as [potentially*] having dirt on their hands.  

* reality, not potentially in my mind, but not even potentially for many old friends.


02/12/2018 - 12:08pm I get what you're saying

and agree that blindly buying in to statements from leadership with a vested interest isn't the best idea, generally speaking. Regarding Schlissel, however, I have to say he has impressed me time and again as someone with a track record of thoughtful responses to a variety of challenging topics and situations. He has pleasantly surprised me so far.

Maybe someone with a clue on the endowment investment practices will weigh in. 

As for the Freep, they have a trackrecord too. 

01/28/2018 - 5:48pm MSU should go after Arizona‘s

AD. He grew up in EL, played college baseball at Albion, cut his teeth at Oregon before becoming CMU’s AD and is now getting it done in Arizona. His wife is a MSU grad and oh yeah, they are good people.

01/14/2018 - 1:46pm Not at all. There were five minutes left

with plenty of time to win. His point was that MSU kept talking even when the game was in hand.

01/13/2018 - 2:46pm I have to admit, I did not see this jump

in his game coming. Now, just need to clean up those free throws, but man, great game Z!

01/13/2018 - 2:40pm Getting motivated for State, not hard

Playing smart and tough for the entire game, very difficult.

Turning around and getting up for Maryland in two days will tell alot. But I'm going to enjoy today's win before I worry about that.  Go Blue! 

01/13/2018 - 2:32pm Major understatement.

It feels GREAT!! 

Go Blue!  Beat the Terps.

01/13/2018 - 2:25pm Oh hell yeah!!


01/13/2018 - 6:49am Actually, it's only 6:49, but your question remains valid


01/13/2018 - 6:33am Sometimes you open the fridge and get pretty excited

because leftovers can be pretty damn good now and then. 

01/10/2018 - 6:43pm For all the right reasons.