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11/29/2018 - 9:50pm Signed in to upvote…

Signed in to upvote. Realized I couldn't. Well done, sir

04/02/2018 - 3:46pm Cancelled flight = Selling my ticket

$95, sec 328, row 25, seat 1. 

Email me: [email protected]

04/02/2018 - 8:33am Threadjack - Tickets to tonights game

Apologies for the threadjack (longtime lurker, rare poster here). Thanks to a classic April snowstorm in the NYC area, I won't be able to make it to tonights game. I've got a ticket in section 328, row 25, seat 10. Would love to get this in the hands of an M fan. Selling it for what I bought it for (~$100). Need to still figure out how to transfer the ticket electronically, but if you're interested, post your email

11/23/2014 - 11:18am WR/RB Flex

Deciding between Sanu (v HOU), Hopkins (v CIN), and Sankey (v PHI). Hopkins has highest upside, but I think Sankey is the safer play. Thoughts?

Also, in another league, I need to pick 2 RBs out of CJ Anderson (v. MIA), Shane Vereen (v. DET), J. McKinnon (v. GB) and SJax (v. CLE). Maybe I shouldn't have drafted AP, FJax, Toby Gerhart and Ray Rice...

10/05/2014 - 5:25pm Love the guy

My favorite player on the team. Never a question as far as effort goes; this guy BRINGS IT whenever he's on the field. Lays out blocks, smacks people on special teams. Most importantly, he brings much needed energy to the team that nobody else seems to do. Was at the game last night and he was only guy on the field who seemed like he wanted to be out there. Can't wait for him to get his first TD. 

09/28/2014 - 11:46am Based on..

The universal praise he gets from his players (perhaps until yesterday's purported lockerroom incident). There's a reason why we are still able to recruit the way we do and it certainly is not tied to on-field play. The bond that the guy has with his players and the whole "family values" mantra we've heard about so much from recruits, players and alum is clear and Hoke's greatest strength, in my opinion. There is a difference between incompetence and intentional negligence and I think Hoke falls in the former. At the end of the day, they both warrant the same action form the university...but if it gets reported that Hoke doesn't care for the well-being of his players, which I think is patently untrue, I can't help but feel for him. 

09/28/2014 - 11:13am It's a Shame

It'll be a shame if Hoke gets the reputation for player negligence. While I do think it's time for a change, I believe that if there is one thing that cannot be denied it's Hoke's genuine care for his players and love he has for them. 

Don't get me wrong, this is an egregious error, and I think that along with the rest of the blunders across his tenure it deserves action.  But it'll be an absolute shame if a guy who loves his kids and his team so damn much  has his reputation dragged through the media as a man who does not care for his player's well being. I don't think it could be further from the truth. 

08/17/2014 - 6:15pm Countess at Safety?

A friend and I were chatting about how our secondary could look after all the positive comments reg. Jabrill's play at corner last night. What do you think the chances of us trotting out Taylor and Peppers at the corners, with Wilson and Countess at each safety spot? I believe those to be our top 4 players in the defensive backfield (haven't heard anything about Thomas to think otherwise). I feel that Countess' field awareness and ball-hawking skills could be a great asset at safety and if the difference between him and Peppers at CB is negligble why not throw them all on the field at once (granted, I'm not sure how difficult the transition from corner to safety is)? 

08/16/2014 - 12:01pm Yeah..

I'm as big a DG supporter as there is but man that conjured up some brutal flashbacks from early last year...

07/27/2012 - 7:46am DUI

The Dukes of Hazard slide/Jerald Robinson's vandalism you can explain as 'boys being boys' But, in my mind a DUI is just as egregious as any of the offenses you just listed. Innocent lives are potentially at stake and the act is far more than 'wrong place wrong time'. It's an awful decision.

06/30/2012 - 2:45pm My Top 10

My experiences are a bit biased since I'm partial to games that I attended (I was a student there the last 4 years). In any case, here's how I'd rank em:


1. 1969 vs. OSU

2. Denard to 'tree: The comeback, The last second score, The rivalry and all UTL (the best sports atmosphere I have ever been in)

3. Wangler to Carter

4. Hello Heisman

5. Touchdown Manningham

6. Desmond Howard

7. Woodson vs. OSU

8. 3OT vs. Sparty

9. Forcier to Mathews (my first, live real rivalry win at Michigan Stadium)

10. Kolesar??

06/27/2012 - 4:40pm I be like dang

Anybody know a talent agent around here?

04/10/2012 - 10:04am MSU, OSU, Minny, IU are all

MSU, OSU, Minny, IU are all going to be real, real good. Purude also has a solid class coming in. That strength, along with the fact that it's difficult to win on the road even if you are favored in the B1G, makes this league incredibly competitive next year. I certainly wouldn't be surprised if the league champ has 4-5 losses and if that happens to be us, I'd be thrilled!

03/22/2012 - 11:50pm Hmmmm

Stater's gonna State? or Sparty's gonna Spart?

03/15/2012 - 1:33am Hilarious

Participant here, though this whole thing is doing a fine job of keeping me from finishing up work that so desperately needs to be done haha

03/13/2012 - 9:31pm thanks but...

After reading about what happened, let me assure you this is no joke, my friend. This James guy is sick in the head.

03/13/2012 - 8:34pm Question

As you can probably tell, relatively new to the blog here (though longtime reader). I never understood the 5 dead hookers reference with regard to James (that's not to say it wasn't funny in and of itself). I guess what I'm asking is there anything behind the joke? Other than, you know, the idea of him and 5 dead hookers is amusing.

02/22/2012 - 11:40am Is it just me?

Is it just me but I actually don't mind the guy. Homerism aside (from both parties) I do enjoy watching both him and Tony do their thing on PTI and they've done a great job over the years. Does he have his biases? Sure, but that's part of his role in my opinion, and he's not a complete jackass about it (see Baless, Skip and Cowherd, Colin)

02/17/2012 - 3:12pm THanks

Thanks for the info! FYI: Rastored an image on Adobe Illustrator and then was able to print and put on poster. Total cost of printing in color, poster etc. came to under 10 bucks.

02/14/2012 - 8:35pm Large Faces

Sorry for thread-jacking but as you can see...I lack the points

Couple questions: 1) Is there any reason why nobody in the Maize Rage brings out the BIG faces (see Indiana, Maryland etc.)? 2) Does anyone know the best way to make them?

01/11/2012 - 12:22pm ...

....wanna be on my IM Basketball team?

11/26/2011 - 10:25pm Something like that...

11/20/2011 - 9:34pm Right...

Rodgers didn't do anything till last year? Dude only started for 2 seasons before last year and had a QB rating of 98 or higher in both, not too shabby especially considering he won a super bowl the next year and is currently putting together the greatest season a quarterback has ever had. Dumb comment, read a book.

11/06/2011 - 8:58pm True..

Big Packer fan here and obviously love Woodson as he is my favorite Wolverine. That said, this season he (and the rest of our secondary for that matter) has been picked on quite a bit. His style of play has always physical but the difference between now and a few years ago is that currently it seems as though he being physical out of necessity (i.e. with age he has lost a step and has a tough time keeping up with the faster receivers) than out of preference. Earlier he had the ability to either jam a receiver or, if that fails, keep up with them with his speed. Now, not so much so if a receiver gets past him he has to resort to interfering. In either case, he has certainly made the most out of his opportunities this year and I believe that if employed as a safety he can still be elite for another few seasons.

10/18/2011 - 9:37pm Agreed

That and/or the termination of stoppage time. Stupid.

10/13/2011 - 2:09pm Gallon

Did anyone catch lil Gallon absolutely LIGHT UP the NW dback on denard's first pick? Fun to watch

09/09/2011 - 11:18am Avatar

Steal my avatar

09/09/2011 - 12:12am Tix

Looking to sell a pair of row 25 seats for 200 per ticket. Parents unfortunately couldnt make it for the weekend, email me if interested ([email protected]).

08/05/2011 - 3:53pm $352.57


08/04/2011 - 9:21am Admission

I clearly remember the day I found out I got accepted. We were halfway through a long bus ride to the state semifinals for soccer and you could pretty much cut the tension with the knife as everyone was pretty nervous. I got a text from my dad 'Go Blue! Got into Mich! See you at the game!'

Though it made me lose my focus for a bit, all nerves were allayed. We went onto win that game and the next, the first state title in soccer in our 200+ year history.

Also up there is my first game at the Big House. It was the first of the RR era, against Utah. Though the result was disappointing, as a huge football fan but attending a small high school with a dreadful football team, the atmosphere, the fans and everything else had me grinning from ear to ear the whole time.

08/03/2011 - 5:28pm ...

oh boy

08/03/2011 - 5:27pm Great

A fantastic it yesterday at work, gave me goosebumps. The cojones that the SEALS and any service member for that matter is truly astounding.

Also, props to the author. Incredibly well written, no idea where he got his info from but, as has been said before, reads like a movie.

08/02/2011 - 5:17pm This

This is awesome. As a first generation here in the states I'm the first in my family to grow up a football fan (upon moving here my dad became a huge Bills fan and introduced my to football). I feel like if I were to sign up for GB season tix now, I'd only get them once I have grand kids

08/02/2011 - 5:13pm Pack

Saw my first football game when I was around 5 years old. 49ers vs. GB, back when Favre was bursting onto the scene and the niners were still prominent. At the time, I wanted the Niners to win because I thought their jerseys were sweet. But GB won the game and I, as any 5 year old would do, quickly switched allegience to the victors. The rest is history. Suffice it to say that having my favorite UM player of all time be on my favorite NFL team has been..well...awesome.

Also inspiration for my handle.

07/20/2011 - 5:31pm Does

Does anyone else thing that the 'wings' on the gold and white helmets on the top shelf resemble, when worn, masssive, bushy eyebrows?

07/04/2011 - 4:14pm Invite?

Invite please? [email protected]


06/29/2011 - 6:01pm Friend...

Friend had a few tickets to a Nickelback concert nearby...I thought it was bad when he thought I'd attend such an event in the first place...but then he expected me to pay??...I wasn't sure if I was more upset that he asked or embarrassed for him

06/29/2011 - 5:58pm Morning Alarm

Accidentally had iPod on shuffle and my morning alarm was Myxamatosis (sp?).

Worst. Wake-Up. Ever.

06/28/2011 - 11:03pm Delete DP


06/28/2011 - 10:55pm NY Times?

There was a fantastic piece on the Ajax (Renoun dutch soccer club) youth system and their general process for evaluating and training talent. In that article, it was noted how the traditional big, euro training systems differs so drastically from that here. Obviously I'm not an elite soccer player, but I played high level youth soccer throughout my childhood and into high school and have many friends who play at the division 1 level now who went through the same system I did. I can attest to the fact that from the age of 4 or 5 we played in games. Most european trained players dont play until they are 15. Until then its all mechanics, drills and technique. Until we adopt such a system, I feel we won't be able to compete at a truly high level consistently.

And interesting to note how this philosophy translates to other sports (baseball, basketball etc.)

06/28/2011 - 4:58pm WC 2010

Agreed. I only managed to see parts of the Gold Cup (the final and the second Panama match) so I don't want to say too much about the team's performance given the small sample size.

That said, during the 2010 WC it didn't seem our defense was our problem (though the early goals were troublesome) but rather our complete inability to finish. So many times, especially during the Slovenia, Algeria and Ghana games (all that, in my mind, should have been won with some basic finishing) did we have fantastic opportunities lost. Based on the commentary I heard reg. Dempsey & co. vs. Jamaica or Guadeloupe seems like this remains an issue.  

06/04/2011 - 10:47pm HEY TRESS

05/10/2011 - 12:16am Agreed

The beginning of the season should be telling. IIRC, we play some marquee opponents (Kansas, Texas, Dook..) to kick off 2011 in the Maui Invitational so suffice it to say that our young guards get thrown into the fire early. I expect some growing pains, but I hope that with returning everyone and the expected improvement of Hardaway and Smotrycz we can be ranked through the middle and end of season.

05/08/2011 - 11:22pm Boom

Boom goes the dynamite

oh my bad, I thought we were talking about what we wanted to hear more of

05/08/2011 - 11:21pm Boom

Boom goes the dynamite

oh my bad, I thought we were talking about what we wanted to hear more of

05/08/2011 - 1:21am Truth...

Just take a look at their new commit Ojemu- oh...too soon?