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10/22/2018 - 9:38am When your kicker gets…

When your kicker gets Knoblauched...

10/20/2018 - 10:01am Yeah Ace tweeted that out…

Yeah Ace tweeted that out. Bittersweet news but honestly our d will hold up and Black could make a huge difference to the vertical game.

10/17/2018 - 1:31pm Hmm, I've seen most onside…

Hmm, I've seen most onside kicks cause at least 1 second to run-off. 

A Va Tech instant recovery took 2 seconds. But Alabama's vs Clemson didn't cause any. I thought there was a minimum time elapse, even for change of posession. Dunno the specific rule?

I guess we should just default to UM would've gotten screwed.

10/17/2018 - 10:31am No. It's 0% chance. It would…

No. It's 0% chance. It would be impossible to recover an onside kick without running at least 1 second off the clock. It was post-Spartan Bob era, no more free seconds in East Lansing.

10/15/2018 - 1:44pm We'd still get the ball back…

We'd still get the ball back on a muffed punt.

06/22/2018 - 10:21am One last post with a site…

One last post with a site about relief help:

http://coppercountrystrong.com

People are working hard to get things cleaned up and find out how many furnaces might need to be replaced. Once we hit October up here you better have a furnace working.

06/20/2018 - 2:10pm We've got at least 3 weeks…

We've got at least 3 weeks before winter starts.

05/17/2018 - 10:57am 2019

I'm gonna surprise my old man with tickets to the 2019 game at Camp Randall. Late September in Madison should be a good time.

05/15/2018 - 2:03pm Gotta go with older jeeps. My

Gotta go with older jeeps. My 2003 has over 200,000 miles on it and I've been beating her up on the U.P. two-tracks. Has little quirks about her but she's going strong and there's a lot of those 99-04 Jeeps up here where they get abused.

04/27/2018 - 12:14pm The Tigers version got

The Tigers version got scrapped after they realized it would just be called Nothing.

04/26/2018 - 11:04am You're talking about 5th

You're talking about 5th round pick Jay Ajayi?

04/25/2018 - 1:32pm Pictured Rocks

Do the boat tour at sunset if possible. Drive out to miners castle, walk to the lookout and enjoy the crystal clear waters of Superior. Hike the trails out to Chapel Rock. Mosquito River falls as well. Drive all the way to Grand Marais, have pizza and beer at the Lake Superior Brewing Co.

Enjoy Munising, check out all the falls around there. Eat at Johnny Dogs.

I'm thinking about doing a diary entry for UP summer travel instead of rehashing my recommendations.

04/12/2018 - 3:35pm "Wipe my butt" - Steve Wiebe,

"Wipe my butt" - Steve Wiebe, hopefully

04/12/2018 - 12:27pm Well we're getting about 5

Well we're getting about 5 inches of wet snow today, and another foot+ this weekend, so if it's a snowmobile vacation you want right now then by all means.

04/12/2018 - 10:52am Black flies don't care about

Black flies don't care about bug spray.

Will help with mosquitoes. July you should be alright though, black flies start to decrease around early mid July. Mid August is the start of the best time to camp around here, but July is good as well.

04/12/2018 - 9:56am Thanks, I'm at work otherwise
Thanks, I'm at work otherwise I'd go into more detail. I'm a transplant from downstate that's been here for 8 years and absolutely in love with the area. Locals admit I know more places than they do (most of em have their family camps to go to so exploration is minimal).
 
I've been tryin to think of the easily accessed places, took my late grandmother to a lot of them. Laughing Whitefish falls is kind of in between Munising and Marquette. A little bit of a hike but mostly flat and improved trails. Could still be roaring in June, otherwise it turns into a trickle in summer like most waterfalls around here.
04/12/2018 - 8:44am Flies

Ehh, in early June the temps around here will probably allow for long sleeves and jeans. Get a light pair of gloves and a bug net for your face if you're planning on hiking. The black flies can still bite through clothes, so a long sleeve t shirt under flannel is good. Or you can do as the locals do and just ignore the bites.

If you're going pictured rocks, are you camping? There are nice campsites all through the national lakeshore.

There are some cool waterfalls around the Munising area (eat at Johnny Dogs btw). Look on the maps, but there's a really cool hidden trail on the east side of Munising where h58 forks to go to the hospital or to Grand Marais. On the south side of the road there's trail markers. You can park on the road that goea to hospital and walk to the trialhead, it's a nice circle trail to a beautiful waterfall.

Marquette county has the most waterfalls and plenty to do. Ore Dock brewing is a nice place for an afternoon beer in Marquette. You can take 550 up to Big Bay and stop at echo lake preserve (another hidden gem - black flies warning). It's a dirt road to the west right before a 4 lane section on 550. Beautiful remote lake qith a giant rock cliff on one side.

County road 550 also offers wetmore landing beach, which is beautiful sand (also black fly warning...just assume this for all of my recommendations in June). And there's Sugar Loaf mountain for a relatively easy hike to a view over Marquette. Could take child up sugar loaf as there is stairs most of the way up the mountain (probably 20 minutes each way).
Big Bay has the Thunder Bay Inn, famous for Anatomy of a Murder, and good eats. There are some decent views all along the 550 drive.

If you plan on going further west than Marquette, you could drive up to Craig Lake State Park for a chance at bear or moose sitings. It's about a 25 minute drive on dirt road to get back to the campground, but it's beautiful remote hiking.

Watch for moose west of Ishpeming on 41,,especially early morning and at dusk. Going south on m95 towards Iron Mountain will provide best chances at moose, then turn west on a mixed use trail right before black river bridge (fish lake rd) and that two track will take you all the way through prime moose country and back to 41. I hope you have 4 wheel drive.

If you have time to go to the Keweenaw peninsula, keep heading west on 41. Just past the 41/28 split is Canyon Falls on the Sturgeon River state parking area. Take that hike, absolutely gorgeous canyon with waterfall.

Houghton has some good eats on the drag. Calumet has Schute's classic bar and Carmelitas mexican, where the yoopers serve burritos with cornbread and french fries. Copper Harbor is great, you can drive all the way to the top of Brockway Mountain.

I could write you a book on a lot if areas from Munising to Ironwood if you had the time. The Porcupine Mountains are amazing, Lake of the Clouds is easily accessible with a child.

04/11/2018 - 1:15pm Only work I got

It was foretold in a different galaxy

 

04/11/2018 - 12:57pm Yes, I know what year it was.

Yes, I know what year it was. Thank you.

Just think rules of progression. One year before Rose Bowl, then 2003 year of Rose Bowl (defeat, ugh I was at that game too, and yes I know technically it was 2004).

The next logical step is a championship year. I'll edit post to make it clear.

04/11/2018 - 12:51pm The Lions are tanking for

The Lions are tanking for draft picks this year. #tankforMcDavid

04/11/2018 - 12:48pm Well maybe I actually went to

Well maybe I actually went to the OSU game where we clinched the B1G title and Woodson clinched the Heisman, and I'm just trying to have fun on a Wednesday?

04/11/2018 - 12:47pm Yeah but leap year or

Yeah but leap year or something. Magic. Just believe dammit.

03/23/2018 - 12:57pm (No subject)

01/26/2018 - 9:16am Kinda wanna watch the games

Kinda wanna watch the games this weekend, kinda don't wanna spend $10 on BTN plus. Decisions....

01/21/2018 - 5:55pm The ole dollar coin

The ole dollar coin formation.

11/24/2017 - 9:57am Was he officially diagnosed

Was he officially diagnosed with a concussion? Seems like a KO is automatic for concussion, and I don't really want to see the kid back out there a week after that nasty hit. Especially because the o-line will likely have their worst outing of the season against the best d-line they'll see.

Should just do the fatcat formation. No QB, three FB, 6 OL and 2 TE. Just figure out which FB can throw a 5 yard pattern a few times and grind out the rest.

11/15/2017 - 11:52am Hmm

My 24th ranked Ability to Stay Sober will take on 5th ranked Deer Camp this weekend.

11/13/2017 - 2:23pm Nah

Gaffer's tape master race.

All the strength, none of the goop.

11/10/2017 - 2:22pm Au Train got hammered. No

Au Train got hammered. No school for the rest of the week. I wanted to go out that way on the day of the storm, I could tell Laughing Whitefish was getting the biggest waves, but the sheriff's office was pleading for people to stay away because of the mass destruction.

I was pissed that local rescue units, as well as the Coast Guard chopper, had to go look for those fools off Black Rocks.

11/10/2017 - 11:34am A similar storm happened a

A similar storm happened a few weeks ago. People went out on Black Rocks in Marquette. Two got swept off the rocks from the 25 foot waves. Their bodies still haven't been found.

That shit is more real than people realize.

11/06/2017 - 11:08pm The refs miss that call more

The refs miss that call more than they make it.

11/05/2017 - 10:02am Maybe this means Maryland

Maybe this means Maryland will switch to the triple option attack ahead of PSU and MSU, which will take them completely by surprise and improve UM's chances of winning the B1G from 1 in a million to 1 in a (million - x) where x is the amount of alcohol it takes for all of us to hallucinate this outcome.

09/26/2017 - 1:37pm The FBI does not conduct

The FBI does not conduct fraud investigations unless there is already burden of proof, and they sure as hell don't go public with it until somebody is about to get proper fucked.

Any responsible party convicted by the FBI will certainly have NCAA ramifications. And any program that was already on probation (*cough* Louisville) is looking down the barrel of a death penalty. No way a fraud conviction based on federal grant money doesn't end up with the NCAA following up.

09/08/2017 - 8:33am Wonder how long he'll stay

When Braylon heard the show was going to be in Pasadena, he dropped it.

09/01/2017 - 1:55pm (No subject)

09/01/2017 - 12:52pm Top WR recruiting class a few

Top WR recruiting class a few years after transition from Hoke's poor WR recruiting has set this year up to set freshman receiving records.

I bet DPJ and Black both end up top 10 with one of them setting the freshman UM record.

08/29/2017 - 2:18pm Position

H-Back should be HP-Back until Hammering Panda reaches enlightenment.

08/26/2017 - 10:39pm (No subject)

05/07/2017 - 8:34pm The QB from Pahokee.
Throwin

The QB from Pahokee.

Throwin bombs from the Okeechobee to South University.

04/23/2017 - 3:31pm Always check the annual

Always check the annual fishing guide for any exceptions in the area you're fishing. Some lakes will be more lax or more strict on pike (and other species).

I fish the Yoop now, some bait fishing some fly fishing. Mostly catch and release, just love the outdoors.

03/26/2017 - 10:51am The Song of the Count

The Song of the Count

03/19/2017 - 3:57pm Return of the Beilein
12/25/2016 - 1:01am Quit drinking and go to

Quit drinking and go to bed.

Merry Christmas, though. :)

12/24/2016 - 8:43am Notable freshman with

Notable freshman with Harbaugh seems slim, someone correct me if I'm wrong:

Perryman had a decent stint in the NFL, Wilcher had (has?) some awesome track records, Andy Moeller has done things and Ivan Hicks is mis-linked with a famous architect/designer on Wikipedia.

So yes, with Harbaugh it is the greatest class ever.

12/10/2016 - 12:48pm Standard MGoBlog courtesy is

Standard MGoBlog courtesy is to leave the important bits behind the paywall. It's a mutual respect between free vs pay.

11/02/2016 - 12:25pm Thank you
Thanks for the constructive criticism, honestly.
 
To be frank, I don't have the time to construct precise scenes essentially from scratch. This is why most gif makers use existing movie/tv scenes and then impose the photoshopped images for comedic effect.
 
In this case, yes the juxtaposition of real life images vs cartoon is jarring. Part of the reason crying Jordan was added was to give the scene another non-cartoon and also because it's crying Jordan so why not.
 
I have made some recent gifs right from scratch (well, stock photos and the like but completely made animation) and it is way too much work with my schedule to really get a good animation.
 
Remember, gifs need to be kept short and sweet as well. In this case I wanted a simple loop that hopefully some people found entertaining. This was 29 frames, each individually photoshopped so it was already more work than I really wanted.
 
I love this kind of input though, helps, me with future creations!
10/29/2016 - 6:16pm (No subject)

10/28/2016 - 7:22pm Not a problem thanks for

Not a problem thanks for asking!

10/28/2016 - 9:55am 42-0 Mott's

42-0 Mott's

10/21/2016 - 1:27pm 85-18 Mott's Children's

85-18 Mott's Children's hospital