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07/04/2015 - 9:25am My Dog Would Wonder How She's Going To See

the grouse in the dark.   however we live in the boonies, so no close fireworks and she will not have that conditioned response to go hunting with her tail going 1,000 mph.  

04/19/2015 - 6:44pm Not a Fair Question for an old Bouncer

since the stories can go on, and on, and on.   but how about one that is from ann arbor where i wasn't technically in the story.   'we' were out eating at the brown jug late one night.   one table didn't have enough $ and decided to do a 'dine and dash'.   well the manager somehow figured that out and when that particular table was on the way out they were confronted by an ann arbor cop.  one of our football player buddies (no names here, but he was a lineman) panicked and without saying a word hit the cop on the button and dropped him on the spot.   reminscent of caddy shack, they all quickly walked away leaving the cop.....


03/10/2015 - 9:55am Scottie! Tractor Beam, On!!

'i'm givin' it all i goot captain!  (imagine scottish brogue here...)

12/24/2014 - 4:20pm That Was Great- Thank You

for posting.  i had seen the crazy box score, but no video.  hey, they went out with a bang!

12/19/2014 - 5:27am The Invisible Man

unable to be seen by most mgobloggers is here....


12/16/2014 - 8:03am Can You See This?

trying to solve the riddle of invisibility.  if you can see this please let me know and thank you.

12/16/2014 - 5:52am Harbaugh Is Not Going to Oakland

anymore than he's going to have a colonoscopy without anesthesia. 


12/13/2014 - 9:34pm Hey Justin, Where You Been?

good to see you posting.

would you be so kind to email me on back channels?  I am having a tech problem - i'm invisible for most of my posts.  


12/13/2014 - 6:55am Too Cool

this is a long-overdue thread on 'the back yards of the mgobloggers' .   very nice.

12/12/2014 - 9:19am Boy If That Didn't Put You in the Dumper

nothing would...

12/12/2014 - 6:06am 6 Weeks of Debauchery?

send photos

12/12/2014 - 5:23am He Was Hit By a Mail Truck

at 6 yrs old?  it happened in iowa city, which obviously removed iowa off the list of possible schools later in life....

12/11/2014 - 10:38pm Plane Load of Blow

to deliver to the SEC recruits?  

12/11/2014 - 5:59am Is This Like Identity Jeopardy?

okay alex, i'll take WD for $100! 

12/10/2014 - 11:11pm All the Sheep On the Farm

say 'Har-BAA!  Har-BAA!'

12/10/2014 - 5:26pm Gardner > Funchess

on attitude alone.  funchess is a malcontent waiting to pollute a locker room.   DG is the same height, same or better hands, better moves on fly (funchess only runs straight), and will learn the routes 10x faster. 

12/09/2014 - 8:47pm Beat Him with Bo

jim, for the love of bo, make up your mind!

12/09/2014 - 8:41pm Keeping Kids, but Livestock

could be used to put together a nice dowry.  cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, goats, you name it.

in fact, we have trained the sheep on the farm to say, 'har-BAAA!  har-BAAA!'

throw in our old pick-up truck and we got ourselves a deal, right jimmy?

12/09/2014 - 10:46am Clean Up on Aisle 9!

damn reindeer poop again....

12/08/2014 - 6:03pm What is 'Beveled Guilt'?

and should us regular mgobloggers know about it?

oh, and what the heck is 'GBW', go blue woe?

12/08/2014 - 10:47am Good

hoke's a great guy, just not a great HC on a stage as big as michigan's.  wish him well, excepting if/when we play a team of his. 

12/08/2014 - 9:19am A Good OC

can run and adapt to most any system with two provisos:  first, they do have to be familiar with some of the more unique offenses such as option and wishbone type set ups. knowing the intricacies helps tremendously with improvising blocking schemes on the OL.  

second, of course at some point you have to play with the cards you are dealt and that means some personnel just won't be well adapted to some of the specific offenses.

i played using a very sophisticated pro-style offense, some might characterize it as a 'west coast' offense.   i think that offense is more of how you set your chess pieces, primarily using an I-formation and of course precluding things like option/veer and the air-raid type of offense. it is nevertheless very flexible in what you can run depending on down, distance and personnel. 


12/07/2014 - 10:28pm Good Friend Played for Riley

and said he runs a 'loose ship', ala, oakland raiders of the 70's, anything goes, no discipline. 

12/07/2014 - 10:21pm Fearsome Critters - The Most Fierce

of all.   have seen them in alaska and nothing, including 1200 lb griz, will f*&k with a wolverine. 

may our football team soon remind others of that dynamic. 

12/07/2014 - 6:08pm O-fer Bowls

overly cynical.  my guess is we'll do okay at the bottom end of our bowl-eligible teams:  think minnie, psu, maybe the illini. 

12/06/2014 - 10:41pm All Hail Our Communist Friend's Prediction

may you be right about this. 

all in favor of harbaugh to michigan, say 'aye!'

12/06/2014 - 10:04pm Naive Me

thinks programs like michigan's are not dirty (though not perfect), but fsu is like an sec team, but with more felons.  that qb of theirs isn't my favorite, to put it mildly.    still, ohio, so i have to hold my nose and root for the noles.  

12/06/2014 - 9:53pm Noles are Dirty

so hard to pull for them, even if it is to keep ohio out. 

12/06/2014 - 4:36pm Who is Rock Solid

and does he know belichick?

12/06/2014 - 12:01pm Banging for Ace

prayers too. 

12/06/2014 - 11:32am Blessings To You

during this time.  you and your docs will figure this thing out. 

12/06/2014 - 10:45am Street Hockey or '500'

street hockey where everybody had their old sticks and the blades got worn down by the pavement and started to look more like knives.  kind of like 'wayne's world', when a car came down the street and we all yelled 'car!'

500 was the other game we played.  one guy would hit the ball out to us and if you caught it on the fly it was something like 100 pts, grounder was 50, etc.  kind of like full-contact outfield play.  the first guy to 500 then got to be the batter.   it was helped along by all of us doing our best imitation of the tv announcers back then, 'george kell and larry osterman.  it's bright, sun-shinny day here at tiger stadium'.   only slightly less wonderful than ernie harwell. 

12/05/2014 - 9:58am Consult the 8-Ball

'seems higly likely'

12/05/2014 - 9:54am Santa Sees You When You're Sleeping

he knows when you're awake,

he knows if you've been posbanging,

so posbang for goodness' sake!

12/04/2014 - 11:15pm Great Line + Great Photo

i'm still laughing as i type this.  +1 because they won't let me +1000.

12/04/2014 - 6:22pm He Could Try Blocking It Out

but on second thought, no, just let it go.

12/03/2014 - 8:41pm However, The Search Gets Degraded

if there are numerous targets that are approached without a deal coming through.   a 'bold move' that is merely a recon mission and results in a public rejection isn't going to advance our cause. 

12/03/2014 - 8:36pm So Was Petrino's Undergrad

motorcycle 'friend' part of the deal?  

12/03/2014 - 8:34pm All Three of You

go to your room right now.   and no computers for an hour.   your mother will be so upset when i tell her what you did....

12/03/2014 - 2:54pm Disappointed I Can Only

give a +1 for that combo comment and gif.   still laughing.

12/03/2014 - 2:23pm Tough to hate ohio state

when they do this type of stuff.

curious what reaction, if any, 11 W board had to devin's sportsmanship. 

12/03/2014 - 5:43am When We Bounced at Charlie's

scottie did not look like that.   he was wrestling at 177.   i can only imagine the amount of juice and HGH it took to get there, and hope that he doesn't get kidney and/or liver cancer because of that. 

12/02/2014 - 10:04pm Water + Homemade Chocolate Chip/Oatmeal


saving vino for the weekends these days.

12/01/2014 - 6:21pm Gifts? Time and Health

faith and family to enjoy with that.  as for 'stuff', i'd have to think about that.   maybe some more cows, including at least one more dairy cow.  i can almost rationalize getting another tractor, but i won't ask santa for it.  oh yeah, and a replacement for our outdoor weather 'station'.   very helpful on the farm and ours died a month ago.

12/01/2014 - 6:20pm Hey Now Mabel

lots of positives living here in farm country michigan.  wouldn't trade it for all of ohio, or even southern cal.  

12/01/2014 - 4:50pm No Cell Phones

for the kids except when they are at a practice or game where one of us isn't present.   then we have a little trac phone for them for communication with the home base.  i recommend you continue on your current course of action. 

12/01/2014 - 4:43pm Lots Of Prayers

answered with that news. 

11/30/2014 - 10:20pm The Cupboard is Full

or nearly so, here at michigan.  unlike most places which are wastelands, ann arbor is chock full of (undeveloped) talent.   makes for a very attractive coaching job.

11/30/2014 - 1:43pm Must Be a Knowledgeable Source

what team did she play for?   who'd she coach? 

11/30/2014 - 9:03am Agree With All Except Funchess

he might get drafted, but if he does, it's a 5-7 rounder.   has tools, but no numbers this year, the 'dropsies', no blocking,  and looks to be an attitude problem.