|05/29/2018 - 8:41pm||RBUAS #4eva||
if you haven't you guys should really go read through his archives... it was fortunate for all of us that his peak activity was really when our boys were most recently at their highest point, so as a bit of a tribute I'll make it easy on you and give you a link to the Eulogy of that time: http://umichedme.blogspot.com/2007/11/
it's just a taste though... in this down-time of content, that's a great place to mine some memories of seasons past...
|04/25/2018 - 4:48pm||bringthewood is right||
real estate prices up here in northwest michigan aren't as high as you might believe; the prices in Traverse City proper, and of course, along the lakeshore, have been slowly bouncing back from their 2008 lows, but there are lots of river-front and smaller, inland-lake properties where you could get water access for much, much less, and if you weren't worried about that, you can get great property throughout the region for very little money
|04/20/2018 - 1:28pm||totally agree re. Rodgers/Mourinho...||
most rumors I've heard involve Low, Allegri, or Monaco's Leonard Jardim (maybe he could bring Lemar with him?); Enrique rumors seem a bit unfounded/unlikely to me... I too doubt they'd hand this large a job to Howe or Dyche, and whomever comes in I'd guess we're in for a good amount of roster turnover...
|04/20/2018 - 1:27pm||the one good thing coming out of OSU weekend||
last fall was walking around campus with my two boys and having them spin the cube; pushing that thing was a decent stress relief after the game...
|04/17/2018 - 11:46am||bless||
his cotton pickin maize and blue heart
so glad to hear about this effort to ensure that generations down the line know of the incredible legacy that man left for our school
|04/03/2018 - 1:52pm||Damn.||
this lead balloon was a particularly unenjoyable stat:
In six away-or-neutral games leading up to the NCAA tournament Michigan hit 48%, 48%, 16%, 48%, 36%, and 35% from three. In the tourney itself: 31%, 27%, 58%, 18%, 25%, 13%
Bummed to have such a good run by a fun group of kids have to end that way, but as Seth said yesterday, Dayenu boys
|03/08/2018 - 11:19am||that kid with the called three from MAAR||
|03/05/2018 - 1:48pm||i can't believe i just||
clicked on a link that said "toenail golem"... but hey, Championship!
|01/16/2018 - 12:12pm||still can't believe she was only 18 when their first||
album came out...
|01/09/2018 - 1:51pm||wow||
I'm totally in awe of the strength and perseverance that you have shown in both battling CFS and in working to ensure that you get your story out there in the hopes/knowledge that it may benefit others who struggle with the same or another illness.
Please know, as has been mentioned above, that you are absolutely in the thoughts/prayers/mediation of all of us in the mgoblog community. I wish you the very best!
|10/12/2017 - 1:45pm||that's a super||
For me, in order, it'll be: 1. Iceland; 2. England; 3. Argentina
|10/12/2017 - 1:38pm||when I drove down there this summer||
to visit family after the eclipse, there was a lot of construction in/out of bloomington on those small highways, so you may want to check their state DOT website before you head down to plan out an alternate route out of town as well...
|10/11/2017 - 3:14pm||I'm with you...||
Twellman can get a bit ridiculous for my tastes, but I thought he was relatively spot on last night, even if he didn't go full Mike Valenti...
(also, to Brian/Ace/Adam/et al. - I'd pay good money to see the various iterations of this "series of mostly-humane traps that can be used against Sunil Gulati"... bonus page(s) on next years HTTV perhaps?)
|10/11/2017 - 3:05pm||well...||
Iceland's national team is in the WC next year, so...
|10/05/2017 - 11:00am||awesome...||
|09/27/2017 - 7:22pm||Thanks for this||
enjoyable read, and much appreciated that you took the time to put this together.
|09/20/2017 - 4:38pm||"still haven't been here..."||
|09/18/2017 - 10:10pm||I would go back and re-upvote this||
every day if I could. RIP Mr. Ufer - you are missed
|09/11/2017 - 6:54pm||"Fair?"||
that one sounded like a long-standing pet peeve turned into a press conference answer + stare...
|09/06/2017 - 12:00pm||nearly got tossed out of Michigan Stadium||
for yelling at Corso after that pick of a "CU upset"... he's always been a lively but unfortunate addition to gameday
|08/28/2017 - 12:15pm||seniors||
alternatively, probably one of the best years to go out as a senior in several decades
-class of '98
|08/08/2017 - 9:38pm||the current announcer||
is quoted at length both above and in Part 1...
|08/02/2017 - 4:51pm||yeah, I was pretty far down...||
...and close to the field in the student section (~20 yard line or so; senior year) for that game. got a little closer when we rushed the field, meaning my high point of fandom was somewhere right around here: https://youtu.be/ReVC5gq-ooY?t=546
|08/01/2017 - 3:21pm||and yes, holy schnikes||
is that pic of Red just absolutely glorious
|08/01/2017 - 3:18pm||This is fantastic Adam||
Thanks so much for all your work in pulling these disparate threads together into a cohesive whole!
|04/11/2017 - 1:02pm||fortune||
I had the incredibly good fortune of being a student from '94 - '98, sitting at center ice, top row (before the boxes were installed) behind the benches (and the parents)... we invented chants nightly; we screamed at refs like Shegos; we called BGSU players tootsie rolls; were relentless against opposing goalies; we exploded after momentous 4 minute PKs; i think the roof literally blew off the top of Yost one evening against Colorado College. I never had a voice left on Sundays...it was a glorious time to be alive as a student at the University of Michigan in attendance at those games.
through it all, Coach Berenson kept restocking the bench with ammo on an annual basis, and the program churned out CCHA banners and frozen four appearances and Hobey Bakers and even the two glorious national championships won during our tenure...
Thanks to the players, to the guys who convinced me to sleep on the concrete outside the Union to get hockey tickets as a freshman (including the guy who used to wear the goalie mask on the top row with us, who now serves as the Yost announcer who tells you how much time is left, as well as his (and my) very good friend), to the band, to the fellow students whose camaraderie was so tremendous, and most of all, to Coach Berenson. I know our chants weren't the cleanest* but I think you loved that environment Brian describes above every bit as much as we did.
Congratulations again for all your accomplishments, and best of luck in retirement. You've certainly earned it.
*not only is the Yost environment more tame now, it seems many of the chants are less clever and simultaneously, more vulgar than they were in our day... students need to step it up.
|03/10/2017 - 3:28pm||Ace - Well done||
on the Walton photo caption... very nice
|03/01/2017 - 5:48pm||So very sorry||
So very sorry to hear that; I hope you and your family can find strength to help her through this difficult time, and solace in memories of happier times together to help each other get through this as well. You're in our family's thoughts & prayers
|01/04/2017 - 11:48am||Congrats to Coach Mattison||
such a well-deserved honor; love to see a man who works so hard and is quick to give credit to his colleagues and players get some accolades of his own.
|12/22/2016 - 9:48am||would be fascinating to have a||
beer with you all to discuss soccer in Michigan (as well as M football, of course)... it seems to me the DCFC folks are trying to leave room for growth of their team into a Green Bay Packer-style community ownership model of a club that might then someday have the resources to join MLS. Now for me, the barriers for entry to MLS are pretty high (financial, legal formation, ownership model, etc.), so even in the best case scenario where the chips fall beneficially for them, it seems like "success" in that vein is still well beyond 5 years off...
they did show, at least, that you can essentially crowd-fund a modest stadium refurbishment, and in a way that looks like it will net out some investment returns for those who had the funds to kick in last year, but even under the MILE Act that folks throughout the state are still learning to work with, i think true community-ownership a la Green Bay is quite a ways off...
|12/14/2016 - 10:12am||it seems you forgot||
it seems you forgot a key portion of the spectrum on which "potential recruits need to fall ... of overall sports knowledge," and that is the truly vital source of information that only we mgobloggers have access to, which is
|12/06/2016 - 2:39pm||well..||
|12/05/2016 - 3:59pm||Jon Vaughn and Ricky Powers had||
the quickness as well as good size, but how great to have the one and only Stan Edwards call in to vouch for Tony Boles! that was fantastic
|11/28/2016 - 5:15am||AP voter keeps UM over OSU based on "that spot"||
this kind of action makes me think the committee may take an honest view of the situation surrounding 'that spot' and potentially not drop us out of the top 4...
RT @RedditCFB: Tom Murphy, the only AP Voter to rank Michigan ahead of Ohio State after the OSU win, explains his ballot in which… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/803080559375171584
|11/23/2016 - 9:05am||looks great; thanks!||
love Bo's old headset too... classic
|11/22/2016 - 3:20pm||thanks for your (apparently) honest attempts||
at reasonableness; it's been said before, but bears repeating, we can respect, but don't have to like, each other's allegiance.
that said, i did get the urge, while reading your piece, to reply for the specific purpose of adding a brief riposte to your repeated comments above, which is to say, respectfully,
|11/22/2016 - 3:06pm||'05 PSU was a big, big win||
and an upset perhaps larger than the others on your list there (although I was at the '08 wisconsin game, and that was pretty damn fun), as I believe PSU was #2 or 3 at the time, and undefeated...
just thinking about '06 ND brings a smile to my face... that game was just plain fun fun fun
|11/21/2016 - 3:08pm||+1 for||
"Expelliarmus his ass"
that one had not yet made into my household's pottermore lexicon, but now it will be hard to prevent its future use by my 10 year old; thanks for that
|11/21/2016 - 2:21pm||i was there too...||
wore shorts because I didn't have rain pants, and figured I could at least dry my legs but wouldn't be able to dry a wet pair of jeans/khakis...
the sleet sucked, but iirc the actual temperature wasn't horrible; cold, but not "wind chill of 20" cold
|11/20/2016 - 7:06pm||10 years on...||
from that fateful Friday in November, with his old QB pacing the sidelines, I would very, very much like to win this Game for Bo
|11/15/2016 - 1:48pm||not for nothing,||
but both of his starts came before being coached by Harbaugh for 2 years, so I, for one, will assume a modicum of improvement on Shane's part...
|11/08/2016 - 5:47pm||I'm seconding the belly rub||
as this: "The only thing I can think of that's better than an 11-man belly rub celebration is whatever event precipitates an 11-man belly rub celebration."
sounds like the best possible gif imaginable...
|11/01/2016 - 2:53pm||totally agree, but LMFTFY||
|11/01/2016 - 10:23am||Ace asked for a hard-copy too||
from the State News folks, and they (dead serious) told him it is available online (or that he can sign up for the emailed-newsletter version or somesuch nonsense)... #brilliant
honestly, Spencer and Brian (and staff) are some of the absolute best writers in the college football space, going back to way back in the day when edsbs was still independent and before our beloved mgoblog had up/downvoting... he's a realist re: Florida and football generally in the same way many on this site are, and his perspective is always welcome around these parts as far as I'm concerned, esp. when he throws shade at ND in the midst of a full piece crushing sparty for such a supreme example of playing themselves... i mean, how can you not love this:
"THEY’RE NOT THE ONES LOOKING ANSWERS UP ON THEIR PHONE TRUE BUT NOTRE DAME AND THEIR PEOPLE DON’T MATTER EVEN IN BAR TRIVIA CONTESTS."
|10/31/2016 - 3:36pm||well done||
thanks for that; nice to get a little cathartic...
|10/28/2016 - 5:19pm||absolutely||
this is a tremendous piece Adam, thanks a bunch. Truly a great young man
|10/28/2016 - 4:51pm||early enrollment||
article seemed to indicate Harris intends on being an early enrollee, which likely puts his commit date prior to the NC game... would be great for us to be in the playoff, of course, and I get that you're saying the rest of the class post-NC (if we're fortunate enough to be there & win it) would take care of itself, but for Harris' sake, he may be off the table by then
|10/28/2016 - 1:18pm||with a more walkable||
area around the arena and "the District", plus the M-1 light rail line going in, parking congestion at the venue itself for special events will be markedly reduced; plus, if/when Patterson gets his head out of his ass and stops poo-pooing the extension of the M-1 to Ferndale/Royal Oak, people in OakCo will have even better options for getting to and around the venue...
|10/28/2016 - 12:03pm||+1||
for "second breakfast" ;)
|10/28/2016 - 11:44am||Kudos to Ace||
straight fire on #22 & 23, and then just blasts on #16 FTW