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05/06/2018 - 4:48pm Anything by George Will

Is worth reading. I also loved “If I never get back” when I was a kid - a quick fictional read that gives some interesting historical perspective.

04/19/2018 - 11:50am PHH

Is old and not all that nice (similar to the Drake), although PHH has a good magic show.  The brand equity is the only thing keeping it going.

I've stayed at a lot of the hotels in Chicago - a very pleasant surprise was the Loews.  The best bang for the buck IMHO.

02/08/2018 - 5:21pm One can hope for reruns of...

Touchdown Billy Taylor!

01/11/2018 - 11:47am Couldn't agree more on Blue

Couldn't agree more on Blue Tractor.  What a disappointment.  I did like their beer, though.  

08/31/2017 - 11:19pm Exactly

And us old folk are odd. But a good place where you can see the game no matter where you are.

08/31/2017 - 10:56pm Matilda's

Good for us old folk. On Sheffield and Barry.

08/21/2017 - 3:02pm Its very telling...

Still one of my favorite threads, these many years later.

05/19/2017 - 4:38pm Goosefoot is just ok

I had a decent experience there, but it seemed a bit overhyped.  A similarly themed but better experience was Elizabeth - I've been 3 times and it has always been great.

As for small footprint, northside restaurants, I had dinner at mfk for the first time in a while this week and it was great.

09/07/2016 - 4:10pm Thanks


09/07/2016 - 3:49pm What time do they normally

What time do they normally leave for a noon game? I'm taking my kids to their first game this year and I'm sure they would love that...

08/28/2016 - 11:31pm Biakabutuka instead of Rose,

Biakabutuka instead of Rose, probably

08/14/2016 - 7:21pm We can't stop with the

We can't stop with the sarcastic until we beat our rivals shit until we beat MSU and OSU.


05/01/2016 - 10:17pm There are several reputable marketplaces.

Including vivid seats. These are spec tickets. Basically, someone who knows they have rights to a specific ticket (a season ticket holder) can list them before actually receiving the tickets.

03/10/2016 - 10:58pm Here

Amazing. They keep rocking.

08/05/2015 - 2:05pm Seemingly Sincere Offers

Don't know about the others, but he was definitely a take at Alabama.  They wanted him and were disappointed when they didn't get him.

07/30/2015 - 8:01pm Gus's

Gus's fried chicken. If I'm having a last meal, that is it.

Au cheval burger is fantastic. Simple and perfect.

My own reverse seared prime rib and Yorkshire pudding. Still remember the first year I got it right.

01/19/2015 - 1:07am What do I win?

Michigan, USNA, Miami (ntm) and Stanford.

01/17/2015 - 7:00pm Begyle Neighborhood Stout

With a strip steak and beet salad.  

01/07/2015 - 10:32pm Let's turn this into something useful

Trey Burke just thoroughly outplayed Derrick Rose. Though I have no live for the Jazz, it was great to watch.

01/02/2015 - 11:17pm Egd

In my head, bro. Scary and impressive.

01/02/2015 - 10:57pm I know you're a troll

But I have this great image of you in your basement, in a stained sweatshirt and Zubazz pants, drinking some 5 o'clock gin and chasing it with some strohs.

01/01/2015 - 10:06pm Bama special teams

My buddy is on the st coaching staff down there. I'm sending him this comment.

12/31/2014 - 10:07pm Ntfj

Not that Fred Jackson.

12/27/2014 - 9:42pm Off color brewing

Scurry. Great stuff.

10/31/2014 - 2:32pm Guarantee

I guarantee that he negotiated severance as part of his agreement to resign this year.  I suspect he received almost the same exact deal that he would have received had he been canned.

10/31/2014 - 12:01pm Here's to the land, you tore apart of

Dave Brandon, go find yourself another team to be a part of

10/16/2014 - 11:35pm Illusions of Grandeur

Tim Brando, calling the Oregon State/Utah game, just said that someone had "illusions of grandeur".  Seems like a perfect heading for ITBS going forward.

10/10/2014 - 2:19pm Awesome

I had completely forgotten about the "telling" posts from a few years ago.  That just brightened my day.

10/02/2014 - 6:50pm I didn't.

I didn't absolve them of blame.  I have no idea whether they are to blame or not, depending on the circumstances.  DB is definitely to blame, at least in part, because he is the leader of the athletic department and (1) has mishandled this since Saturday and (2) is ultimately responsible for things that go wrong.

All I did was point out that buzzwords like "accountability" can take on orwellian meanings depending on how they are applied.  

I don't know if you have ever been in a meaningfully large organization, but there are all sorts of reasons why certain participants, notwithstanding their "one specific job" are hindered from performing if that "one specific job" isn't consistent with the goal of the organization.  I have no idea if that happened here.  

10/02/2014 - 5:46pm Accountability

Accountability, when applied consistently and objectively through an organization, can do wonders for effectiveness and morale.

Too often, accountability from a megalomaniacal CEO means "I'm going to find someone else to blame anytime something goes wrong."  This attitude is then adopted by others in the organizatin and it crushes effectiveness and morale. 

First DB throws Hoke under the bus.  Now the medical staff.  The only person DB won't blame is himself.  Compare this to Schlissel's statement.  The sooner DB is gone, the better.

10/01/2014 - 4:44pm One bourbon, one scotch, one beer

On repeat.

10/01/2014 - 11:12am The only problem with this is

The only problem with this is the part about catching up during the bye week.  Spare yourself, spare us.

09/30/2014 - 12:42pm Exactly.  Imagine if they had

Exactly.  Imagine if they had come out on Saturday night and said "Look guys, in the heat of the moment, we made a mistake.  It was inexcusable and we're reviewing our protocol to make sure it doesn't happen again.  It will be fixed before we take the field again."  

They didn't have to divulge anything about Shane or point fingers, and we'd all be talking about how inept the performance of the team was instead of whether or not the program has been infiltrated by people who secretly love MSU and OSU.

09/30/2014 - 12:08pm Precedent

This is incredible, in a good way.  Is there any precedent for a fanbase advocating the ouster of the AD? I don't recall ever hearing about it from other schools... that in itself should tell the Regents what they need to know.

09/25/2014 - 11:06pm But

Wasn't RDT right about Ty Isaac eventually?

05/13/2014 - 9:38pm Me Too

Lets see how many MGoBloggers we can get registered. 


2 and counting

05/08/2014 - 10:51am As a mcquaid and a michigan

As a mcquaid and a michigan grad, this makes me very happy

06/05/2012 - 5:36pm Denard's First Play

The Denard Dropdown

05/24/2012 - 9:47am Nice.  Another westsider.  My

Nice.  Another westsider.  My grandmother lives on the lake in Hamlin, so I've driven past those farms a bunch.

05/23/2012 - 9:31pm I grew up in Chili but went

I grew up in Chili but went to MCQ - what about you?  Always good to see some fellow WNYers.

05/23/2012 - 8:24pm I grew up outside of

I grew up outside of Rochester as well.  When I was looking at colleges, I was told that RIT had too many bricks and not enough chicks.

06/01/2011 - 11:58am The 100 Yard Lie

Whitlock's arguments aren't original and they aren't even recent.  Rick Telander wrote a book in the late eighties called the 100 Yard Lie.  I remember reading it in middle school; I never looked at amateur sports the same.  Of course, Telander didn't call it "shamateur" because he wanted to attract a slightly more, shall we say, sophisticated audience.

Unfortunately, just pointing out that the NCAA is a hypocritical sham doesn't mean much (and shouldn't be an excuse for anyone to break the rules that they have agreed to play by); people have been doing it for literally decades and there is no sign that it will change any time soon. 

05/27/2011 - 2:49pm As Chris Rock (not our Chris

As Chris Rock (not our Chris Rock) would say - Its the Media!  Its the Media!

When the Freep first broke the news on our stretching violations, a good friend and OSU fan called me to say "Now you'll now what its like to have ESPN dragging you through the mud all the time!" 

05/19/2011 - 2:08pm You can root for him while he

You can root for him while he is in high school every time he isn't playing McQuaid.  Frankly, I'd have more fun watching his highlight reel if he sat that game out.

11/07/2010 - 12:40pm A great reflection on RR

When I pointed out that RR had held Denard out in these circumstances, in contrast to BK putting in his one-eyed woozy QB, my wife made the right point: "Good for RR, but it shouldn't be so unique that he comes in for praise for holding out a player".  I think a lot of people forget that these are kids who will do anything for their coach, and their coach is an adult who needs to make the right decision for the health of his players.  Unfortunately, this seems to happen too infrequently.  Urban Meyer was potentially playing with Tebow's life last year when he sent him back in one week after a very serious concussion.

10/27/2010 - 7:54pm The real question is where is DameFan1

Or whoever the guy is who made that video.  I love that guy.

I appreciate having Irish around (as well as any other knowledgeable, non-trollish FOOTs (fans of other teams)).

10/26/2010 - 10:50pm The best thing about 2006

Was what a surprise the entire season was... right up until the end.  It was like Christmas every day after 2005.  Although our nickel package was exposed against Ball State (as pointed out by others) and exploited by tOSU and USC, our defense was still a joy to watch.

10/25/2010 - 11:57am I like the way you think, but

I like the way you think, but honestly I would take dominating from Denard and showing up with reasonably competent playing skills from Lyons.

10/25/2010 - 11:30am Hopefully

The connection is that they'll both be playing for Michigan next year.

10/18/2010 - 10:05pm Blockers

Bear in mind that one of the reasons a running quarterback is so effective is because he has an additional blocker when he keeps.  Unless you want Denard to be that blocker, this isn't a great idea. 

That being said, I'd bet we see this at some point this season as a trick play, maybe in the bowl game.