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11/26/2018 - 11:44am fully on board with this. 

fully on board with this. 

am still angry. will probably remain angry for some time.

also, everything about ohio sucks beyond all rational possibility.

11/24/2018 - 7:25am Truly great profile; thanks…

Truly great profile; thanks Adam. and thanks + good luck today to Tyree! Here’s hoping his hard work, dedication, and love for Michigan pay off for him and his teammates today

11/24/2018 - 6:22am Same, for sure. Hope you…

Same, for sure. Hope you have a most enjoyable experience down there... good luck everyone!

11/20/2018 - 2:28pm *cough*…

*cough* spottingtheballafter4thdownQBkeeper *cough*

11/08/2018 - 6:15pm never thought of doing it,…

never thought of doing it, but this is such an awesome way to prepare the meat for chili. I normally make my chili with basically these exact same ingredients (not fire-roasted tomatoes tho), but am definitely going to try this new method out; thanks as always!!

11/05/2018 - 12:52pm Don't we also assume we'll…

Don't we also assume we'll be getting a pretty good look at Peters in the next two weeks; fingers-crossed those games work out well for us, we'd anticipate the 2nd string QB getting some, if not a lot, of run in at least one of those games, and we'll have a much better sense of Peters' skills and progress after last year with a better OL...  

10/30/2018 - 10:24am oh man... P-Funk played at…

oh man... P-Funk played at Hill back in the day and DAMN was that a fun show! color me jealous

10/23/2018 - 11:01am well, at least now we get to…

well, at least now we get to take any rug in the house...

10/23/2018 - 10:58am quality addition there sir;…

quality addition there sir; if only I had more than a +1 to give


10/19/2018 - 1:21pm that's the stat I was…

that's the stat I was thinking about, and I'm sure the pbp guys will reference this about eleventy billion times... I'm hopeful we have a better chance to put successful runs together, but we'll see what kind of lanes their DL gives us

10/17/2018 - 9:48am I am too; soccer tourney…

I am too; soccer tourney organizers didn't post the game times until last week, and damned if our team doesn't have two matches back to back, starting at 1 pm Saturday... will have to try to find Wolverine Historian's link to the full game hopefully later that evening once we get home.

10/09/2018 - 11:37am Must've taken a lot of…

Must've taken a lot of energy to even make such a heartfelt and moving video Ace, and I can't begin to imagine how difficult this ordeal has been and continues to be for you.  Here's hoping you are able to see real improvements over time; those of us who've enjoyed reading your great work over the years will miss your contributions, but will of course continue to pull for you and your recovery.  All the best to you and your family, and thank you for your time, and talent, and efforts.  Cheers, and go blue!

09/26/2018 - 12:26pm Fantastic read; thanks so…

Fantastic read; thanks so much for all your analysis & insight!

08/30/2018 - 1:24pm It's all ball bearings…

It's all ball bearings nowadays...

08/22/2018 - 2:32pm All the best to the young…

All the best to the young man; every indication portends a bright and prosperous future for him, and I truly hope he can achieve all that he sets his mind to, despite a part of that no longer being on the football field. 

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:

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

 = priceless

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...

thanks Mello!

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:

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 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…

11/23/2016 - 9:05am looks great; thanks!

love Bo's old headset too... classic