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11/20/2018 - 12:45pm Yeah, exactly.  We just…

Yeah, exactly.  We just haven't chosen to be obnoxious about it.  If I said, "I went to the University of Michigan," that sounds normal.  Instead of, "I went to THE University of Michigan."  For whatever reason, they think emphasizing that THE makes it sound impressive.  I don't really get it and I never have.

Here's the official U of M seal, FWIW:


10/03/2018 - 6:05pm I enjoy both of these, and…

I enjoy both of these, and PAPN is probably my favorite too (though Steven Godfrey and MGoBrian don't exactly love each other).  

I also listen to the Solid Verbal (been around a long time, getting a little tired) and The Audible (Stewart Mandel and Bruce Feldman).

10/03/2018 - 9:09am Nice!  Thanks, been…

Nice!  Thanks, been wondering when/where these were going to be.  

01/17/2018 - 11:19am Wow, that's great.


12/04/2017 - 11:49am I remember haloscan

I didn't participate in comment threads much back then, but I do remember.  Good times.

09/26/2017 - 12:27pm Great post

Really enjoyed this analysis - thanks much for posting!

09/08/2016 - 1:06pm 55-12 Michigan

55-12 Michigan

08/08/2016 - 1:54pm Thanks much

Appreciate it.  Apologies to all for the repeat topic.

07/23/2015 - 10:31am Bow Hunting in the Woods

I used to collect golf balls in the woods behind Radrick.  I grew up on Dixboro so those woods were off the back of our property as well.  Glad we never ran into each other while you were bow hunting!  :-)

12/06/2013 - 2:25pm Thanks man

Keep fighting the good fight.

09/13/2013 - 11:39am I'm guessing this was

I'm guessing this was accidentally posted while it was still being worked on.  It's not on the front page yet, either.

11/23/2012 - 9:41pm I'll be at Tommy Nevin's in Naperville for the basketball game

I'll be at Tommy Nevin's in Naperville for the basketball game on Tuesday. It's not a Michigan bar but owned and managed by a Rivals/Fort regular. I'll have a group there Tuesday if you want to join us.

Also, I work in Oak Brook so would join any Michigan fans in that area for weekday games too.

10/11/2012 - 1:30pm Gotta be JV

The only confidence I have in a win tonight would be with JV.  The bats are cold right now and the pen is frightening to say the least.  

09/17/2012 - 12:26pm #1000SSS

Regarding #1000SSS, it looks like the address of the Athletic Department (and/or ticket office) is 1000 South State Street.

09/14/2012 - 5:24pm My last name is Rash. I joked

My last name is Rash. I joked about naming my daughter Fannie and if we have a son, Richard.

11/11/2011 - 11:54am 679


10/27/2011 - 4:32pm Well said.

I've been thinking about this for a while.  I understand that on an individual basis, whether or not the ball bounces to me and I recover it is extremely random.  But if a given team is constantly flowing to the ball, gang-tackling, what-have-you on defense, then it would seem that that team would be more likely to capitalize on fumble recover opportunities.  Granted, 14 of 16 still seems really high, but I don't think it's unreasonable to say that a team's play has *some* ability to affect its fumble recovery success rate.  

If team A is coached to have its defensive linemen chase the ball on every play and team B is lackadaisical or lazy about such plays, I would absolutely expect team A to recover more opportunities.

10/05/2011 - 1:08pm kayfabe

In case anyone else is wondering, like I was:

In professional wrestling, kayfabe (pronounced /ˈkeɪfeɪb/) is the portrayal of events within the industry as "real" or "true". Specifically, the portrayal of professional wrestling, in particular the competition and rivalries between participants, as being genuine or not of a worked nature. Referring to events or interviews as being a "chore" means that the event/interview has been "kayfabed" or staged, or is part of a wrestling angle while being passed off as legitimate. Kayfabe has also evolved to become a code word of sorts for maintaining this "reality" within the realm of the general public. Kayfabe is often seen as the suspension of disbelief that is used to create the non-wrestling aspects of promotions, such as feuds, angles, and gimmicks, in a similar manner with other forms of entertainment such as soap opera or film. In relative terms, a wrestler breaking kayfabe during a show would be likened to an actor breaking character on camera. Also, since wrestling is performed in front of a live audience, whose interaction with the show is crucial to the show's success (see pop), one might compare kayfabe to the fourth wall, since there is hardly any conventional fourth wall to begin with.

09/30/2011 - 12:12am Thanks

I was unaware of the source feed so I'll switch to that.

09/04/2011 - 9:19pm Agreed

I enjoyed hearing about why the Sox shouldn't have covered both bases on the hard shot past Morel. Interesting stuff, makes perfect sense, and probably not something that I would have thought of otherwise.

09/02/2011 - 5:00pm 612


08/31/2011 - 3:10pm Well...

If you're going to count road revenue from the opponent, then you'd have to include revenue given them for their trip here, which he does not.  I don't know how a home-and-home money-sharing deal is usually arranged, but maybe we're assuming a "you keep yours and I'll keep mine" type of deal.

08/24/2011 - 9:10pm He really crushed that ball.

He really crushed that ball.

08/24/2011 - 1:37pm Wow

The Mariners and Tribe played a day-night doubleheader yesterday and followed it up with a day game today?  That's a lot of baseball.

08/23/2011 - 10:31pm Also...

Also, the stadium is in a terrible location and not very convenient to get to.

08/23/2011 - 9:26pm Avila

Great work from Avila after going down 0-2.

08/23/2011 - 9:11pm Agreed

I will take this from Penny any day. Seems to have settled down after a shaky start.

08/23/2011 - 8:45pm Yep

That was big.  Gotta figure out how to get some runs now.

08/22/2011 - 10:18pm White Sox are off tonight...

So assuming we hang on, both Cleveland and the Sox will be 5.5 games back.

EDIT:  And there it is.  Rod just misspoke, but the Tigers are up 5.5 games on both teams.

08/21/2011 - 9:55pm Whoops...

I guess you probably knew this already - I didn't realize that Brian had mentioned this in his "MGoJob Available" post.

08/21/2011 - 9:47pm Not sure about Tom

Tim is taking over for Josh Helmholdt at Rivals.

08/10/2011 - 6:17pm Well, you're half right.

Well, you're half right.

08/09/2011 - 5:28pm Makes Sense

So that's why you referred to the Bears as a dominant team.

08/04/2011 - 2:07pm Agree, david

Sure, it would be great to get the sweep, but Ogando is tough.  Taking two of three from the Rangers is nice.

08/04/2011 - 11:32am 1998 Rose Bowl

Standing on the field after the game, playing The Victors, and marching out of the Rose Bowl as National Champions -- I'll never forget that.

07/28/2011 - 11:20am Awesome, thanks.

I just hope it's a straight block M and not the split M with the lettering through it.

EDIT:  I imagine we would already see some of the lettering hanging off the right side if that were the case, so that's a good sign.

PLEASE NOTE: The “split block M”—the version that has the word Michigan written across the M—is offered as an alternative here only because it was registered and in use prior to these guidelines. It should be used sparingly and only in settings where we need to graphically distinguish ourselves from another university that uses some form of an "M" as their logo, such as the University of Minnesota. This version of the Block M should not be used as a department logo, or on print pieces or web banners created in the future.

06/21/2011 - 11:47pm Kemp


05/27/2011 - 11:21am Ha!

Re: Henson

I was thinking more along the lines of don't let Lars Ulrich see this!  Nice work on the shirt. 

05/11/2011 - 11:35am Apologies for the mlive link...

Here are some newer nicknames for Tiger relievers for those of you who are fans.

04/23/2011 - 9:26am Right...

I don't even mind a homer announcer who at least calls the game.  I don't even feel like Hawk bothers to call the game.  He just roots on TV.  Things that annoy the shit out of me:

"C'mon Paulie, ball four base hit."  (whenever anybody has a three-ball count)


"Stay fair (Get foul)"

"He gone" and "You can put it on the board"  are obnoxious but at least he's telling you what happened instead of just rooting for stuff.

I could go on.  My hatred for Hawk's "calling" a baseball game knows no bounds.


04/23/2011 - 9:22am I feel for you.

I live in Chicago, so I used to get excited when the Tigers played the Sox because it meant I could watch them on TV.  Now that I have a yearly subscription, I hate when the Tigers play the Sox because it means the is blacked out for the local coverage and I have to listen to Hawk.  He's so awful.

Last night I muted the TV and listened to the online audio with Dan Dickerson and Jim "Wow" Price.

02/09/2011 - 4:23pm Ineligibility isn't permanent, right?

If he'd stayed at Michigan and gotten his grades up, couldn't he have worked his way back onto the team?  He's got to sit out a season anyway per NCAA rules before he can play at Miami, right?  Presumably he can get (back) into acceptable academic standing in that year.

01/18/2011 - 5:54pm Source: Mattison expected to take Michigan job…


OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Greg Mattison is expected to go the University of Michigan as their new defensive coordinator, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation.

No deal has been formally reached, though

01/18/2011 - 1:10pm Surprisingly, ESPNU televises

Surprisingly, ESPNU televises The Herd.  I can't believe it either.

12/22/2010 - 4:51pm G.

G) Remembering marching out of the Rose Bowl, chanting "It's Great... To Be... A Michigan Wolverine," replacing "Michigan Wolverine" with "National Champion."

12/22/2010 - 4:47pm Bob...

That game was in Happy Valley and we (the band) did not travel for it.  I specifically remember a bunch of us getting together to watch it at someone's house.  I want to say it was the college home of fellow MGoBoard member "cjpops," but I think I might be off by a year.  Maybe it was at Roger's or Sven's or something like that?  Man, those were good times.

11/20/2010 - 11:06pm Congrats.


11/19/2010 - 12:31pm Curses!


11/19/2010 - 12:12pm No...

A pick six or a punt return are not really concerns for running all the way out of the back of the endzone and hitting the wall.  Basically they will just do like they do when the quarter ends, but do it on every change of possession.

11/19/2010 - 11:39am 401