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07/15/2018 - 7:57pm Last year for Beauty and the…

Last year for Beauty and the Beast coach Jen Brundige from  softball was there with her husband and Sean McGee the recruiting coordinator was there with his son. 

07/15/2018 - 6:45pm Dang this site [email protected]&s …

Dang this site [email protected]&s ...tried to amend the tags and the darn thing posted...so I will continue mid  parenthetical thought...) so here is who I saw this weekend. The big name was Karan Higdon’s younger brother. He was here with 7v7 teammates. I will call him  Higdon the Younger since Karan just introduced himself to me and said this is his younger brother. He appears to have won his tournament with Chris Evans as his coach. I’ll bet he’s a generic three star about 5’3”, 120 maybe in the 7th grade. Also there was a kid from Kalamazoo with his family on a blanket at the 40yd line. His dad threw him a nerf football about 12 times and he didn’t catch a single one. Definitely PWO at best or Concordia or Adrian Colleges if he switches to the defensive side of the ball. There was 40 yd  dash winner — a 6’2” 180lb guy in a Woodson #2 jersey. His girlfriend timed him on her phone and said it was 6.8 seconds. She was standing at the 40 and he raised his arms as he crossed the goal line. Four fakes out of five. I did get a quote from the new strength coach Ben Herbert who addressed our football training meeting earlier, “I like to see how they do a one legged squat”. (By the way the players call him coach Herb). No coaches at Movie Night ...it’s the dead period ... but Tarik Black was there with one of the Green twins (don’t ask me which) and they stayed til near the end so they must be Panther fans. 

This is all true, I never prevaricate and Go Blue.

07/13/2018 - 7:08am Isn't this the weekend for…

Isn't this the weekend for the MGoCamping trip? I'm all set up and hoping others join me.

Seth, Mad Hatter, XtraMelanin I thought you were all interested?

 

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07/09/2018 - 9:28pm And Harbaugh was right Paul…

And Harbaugh was right Paul is the best (ETM...usher, Stadium tour host, Sec 101 at Crisler, #3rd baseline at baseball, golf cart driver at soccer, I think he's in the tower at football). Go Blue!

07/09/2018 - 5:37pm Sorry I'm late to with a…

Sorry I'm late to with a reply--usher here and have been to all of them. If you have the print at home season ticket variety your golden. They expect family and neighbors of  some long time season ticket holders to use them. For those like Mgojackhammer you can go to the tunnel and people usually have extras (go early and make sure your kids look cute and are decked out in their finest maize and blue). The ticket takers also sometimes take the extras from those already in and will let you have them. Normally we are supposed to be pseudo hardasses but this is more of a community building event and we will be all smiles.  

07/08/2018 - 11:05pm EQ and MoJo both have fine…

EQ and MoJo both have fine pedigrees, it's Bursley and Baits that suck the biggest.

07/06/2018 - 7:30am Herron said he's working on…

Herron said he's working on Karlaftis but it's hard to flip a legacy at Purdue.  Sam said it has a lot to do with Purdue's year and if Brohm is still there, i.e. a good year and Brohm might move up the caoching ladder and then George would open things up. 

07/04/2018 - 1:37pm Edit ~~~~sorry the years don…

Edit ~~~~sorry the years don't match ~~~~I emailed Brian in 2013 and made an account a year later with some info from another favorite of Brian one Hunter Lochman.

07/04/2018 - 1:29pm I know exactly what event…

I know exactly what event turned me from a lurker to a poster. I was a newly minted Event Team Member (read  usher) and we had our training date in Crisler and the Stadium where we were all briefed by one Dave Brandon on our new student seating policy...general admission. I think I emailed Brian with some particulars and commented on some post with my "insider" info. 

 

Here's the result of said GA policy. The kids loved it and Coach Hoke was the best.

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07/03/2018 - 7:16pm I think you mean Wilpon ( as…

I think you mean Wilpon ( as in Fred) ( I just had to edit out Wilson [email protected]#ing auto correct). 

07/01/2018 - 3:36pm Believe me I tried multiple…

Believe me I tried multiple attempts Using Open Live Writer, Imce file manager, the upload and add file boxes in the create content page. Pics show up using all my Apple products (Iphone, Ipad, Macpro). My computing classes were at NUBS and involved stacks of punch cards if this gets me a pass.

07/01/2018 - 1:45pm  She has an end date in…

 She has an end date in September so may make it to a game or two (assuming she returns to A2). She has too many options -- oh to be young again.

07/01/2018 - 1:31pm I guess I should have stated…

I guess I should have stated the football trunks on casters are probably not there during a game...just stored there for the offseason, thereby creating plenty of space for those padded tables to be spread out. 

07/01/2018 - 11:17am Glad to see you back mate…

Glad to see you back mate. Was hoping we didn’t lose one of the “good” posters. Hope today’s heat treats you better. Question from a city boy— how do you deal with an act of nature like this? I feel for your quiverfull also. Must be tough on them. 

06/30/2018 - 2:23pm Where's the on button? I…

Where's the on button? I want my whole screen to vibrate (1970's electronic football) and my moneys on 84 beating 7 to the edge.

06/26/2018 - 6:18pm Sam Webb interviewed his dad…

Sam Webb interviewed his dad on Thurs. on WTKA. Aeneas seems great  but I want his dad for my best friends dad in H.S. Former NFL player and cool as a proverbial cucumber.

06/25/2018 - 10:20pm Sam Webb had a great…

Sam Webb had a great interview with Aeneas' dad (last thursday I think) on WTKA. One of the best interviews he's done. He started out visiting the Ivies, then Stanford and ND. He wants to continue his study of Mandarin, business and JH was setting up a visit with the dean of SMTD (theatre) for him. Dad played pro ball but seemed about as cool as you could get.

06/25/2018 - 7:04am If you take off some of that…

If you take off some of that Bling you might lose about 3/10ths of a second. I have my timer hold my neckwear.

06/23/2018 - 6:31pm My sister received her PHD…

My sister received her PHD from University of Manchester and I always thought it was some next tier U in a manufacturing center. Cambridge, Oxford, then what? Marygrove >Michigan >Manchester —-M all three degrees. 

06/23/2018 - 3:52pm You know who evaluated…

You know who evaluated Velazquez for four hours last Monday... the whole dang football staff. I’ve been to most of the camps the last two years and usually a few coaches (Partridge,Jay) are out recruiting, but this most recent one had em all. I saw Jim, Jay, Pep, Brown, Mattison, Partridge, Washington, Warinner, McElwain, McDaniels, Smith, Kugler, Kovacs along with 30 or so current players all of whom can evaluate better than all of us computer screen scouts. Go Blue!

06/23/2018 - 3:10pm Yes ...season ticket holders…

Yes ...season ticket holders regularly print at home as many as they can and give  them to family, friends, neighbors, etc.  No chairs (chair backs) allowed so most of your veteran (blue haired) ticket holders don’t attend. Younger crowd on blankets and they arrive early to stake out good spots that aren’t in the new blue end zones. 

06/23/2018 - 10:19am They've screened The Lego…

They've screened The Lego Movie, Remember the Titans, Beauty and the Beast and I can't remember the one that was rained out. Seems like a wide range of "family" movies to this  non -movie going sport's fan.

06/23/2018 - 10:11am This is not apropo. They do…

This is not apropo. They do not sell popped maize at movie nights. Unpopped kernels get in the field turf and just sit there, birds dont eat them and they don't disintegrate in a timely manner. Hotdogs, pretzels, candy are all for sale. 

Also my vote finally counts--all previous campaigns I backed the loser.

06/22/2018 - 7:47am Posbang photo---Rashan and…

Posbang photo---Rashan and Devin to lazy to walk down the tunnel at football camp. Seven weeks til they RUN down the tunnel.IMG_0315.JPG

06/21/2018 - 8:26am Dang ...edit again...CoE …

Dang ...edit again...CoE ...I believe the of is never capitalized.

06/21/2018 - 8:20am Don't know what Stanley is…

Don't know what Stanley is possessing ('s). Sorry don't like looking like an illiterate COE guy... bring back the editing feature. How hard can it be?

06/21/2018 - 7:50am Listen to Sam Webb's podcast…

Listen to Sam Webb's podcast on WTKA (Michigan Insider). He talked with Stanley Edward's and he 's doing it for the opportunity to wear the winged helmet, run down the tunnel, and be the third Edward's to represent Michigan. He'll be a walk on and made the decision after he was accepted to U of M grad school. Sounds like he's doing it for all the right reasons.

06/19/2018 - 9:20am Let me just say he shows off…

Let me just say he shows off what he's got. He looks like no baseball player I've ever seen. His dad looks like he's in the gym 4 hrs. a day 5 days a week. To channel Fred Jackson - He's Jake Ryan but faster.

06/19/2018 - 6:55am Joey Velazquez won the honor…

Joey Velazquez won the honor yesterday as best LB in camp. He changed shirts after camp and OMG Shirtless he doesn't look like a HS senior. Also Quavarous Crouch's lanyard was still sitting at the front desk of Schembechler at the end of the day yesterday = he did not make his visit. Big man campers getting some extra attention after the helmets came off were--Davion Weatherspoon '21 OL from Harper Woods, Rahem Anderson '21 OL from Cass Tech, Deondre Buford '20 OT from ML King and of course David Ojabo (who was just CB'd to M) '19 DL from NJ.

06/15/2018 - 10:15pm Son is taking me to HOMES…

Son is taking me to HOMES beer festival at Vets park tomorrow. Daughter is on a vacation by herself in S. Africa. She's hanging with some Harvard boys in a hostel watching World Cup.

06/15/2018 - 3:30pm The next event  is Movie…

The next event  is Movie Night on July14 (come on Black Panther ...win the vote). On WTKA they said the turf people said the weight of the temporary grass would help the field turf settle down. 

06/12/2018 - 6:58am He was high energy all day…

He was high energy all day long. I worked the event and he was teaching, demonstrating, critiquing both talented prospects and high schoolers who might barely make the two deep as a senior. 15 minutes into the event you have Harbaugh lining you up for 40 yd. sprints and if you win Rashan is sprinting out to chest bump you. 

PSA... these events are open to the public. Because of the rain we were in Glick so you are right on the sidelines with coaches and player coaches just 5 yds away from you. Last ones are next Monday in the stadium..

06/12/2018 - 6:58am He was high energy all day…

He was high energy all day long. I worked the event and he was teaching, demonstrating, critiquing both talented prospects and high schoolers who might barely make the two deep as a senior. 15 minutes into the event you have Harbaugh lining you up for 40 yd. sprints and if you win Rashan is sprinting out to chest bump you. 

PSA... these events are open to the public. Because of the rain we were in Glick so you are right on the sidelines with coaches and player coaches just 5 yds away from you. Last ones are next Monday in the stadium..

06/11/2018 - 6:55am Reconcile the Michigan…

Reconcile the Michigan graphics.

Right outside the lockerroom where the players bounce around and get hyped before running down the tunnel it says "Those who stay will be Champions". Ten feet later under two roses is a list of Big Ten Champions. The last entry is 2004...Chad Henne's freshman year. Make a staffer get a cup of black paint and do some updating.

06/10/2018 - 9:46am Totally legal ---preexisting…

Totally legal ---preexisting relationship--- having seen Ken Jr. in his last appearance at Tiger Stadium in 1999. It was a very hot double header in August that I remember well. Don't go to double headers when the temperature is above 90 degrees. You go home broke having spent 1/4 of the afternoon standing in line buying drinks.

06/10/2018 - 8:11am His whole family made the…

His whole family made the trip; Ken Jr. , his mom, Trey, and his sister.  Trey is currently listed on Steelers roster. In Schembechler Hall after the camp was done, I was offering my last chocolate chip cookie to some of the football players who politely refused. I offered it to Ken Griffey Jr. next who initially said no but then came back and took it for his wife. A few seconds later he came back and shook  my  hand. Don't tweet at recruits but you can offer Avalon Bakery cookies to them. 

06/09/2018 - 11:10pm Some names that were at the…

Some names that were at the camp--- Max Bredeson brother of Ben and Jack (UM baseball) a 2021 QB, Dale Chesson a 2019 WR who I assume is  Jehu's brother (from St. Louis), Tevin Griffey a 2020 DB son of Ken Jr.and brother of Trey with the Steelers, John Wroblewski a 2020 DL (maybe related to Mike ...not that common of a name).

For you conspiracy theorists--no campers from Bellevile.

06/08/2018 - 8:04am If it's Saturday it must be…

If it's Saturday it must be another football camp. This iteration is an afternoon affair in the Big House so I'll be drinking Gatorade with my protein bar while the sun sets over section 26.

06/08/2018 - 4:58am  


I think he just wanted…

 

I think he just wanted to show off his picture posting ability.  Four in a row with numbers and captions...well done Mr. Panther. I had a personal tutorial from Seth at the Jolly Pumpkin and I still have to have other people post my pictures in the comments. 

06/06/2018 - 2:04pm The side bar ads are just as…

The side bar ads are just as annoying and inappropriate as always---- oh so brief boxer shorts , women's shoes, inappropriate tees...

(i did get my first Russian male order bride ad though; probably because AARP got my web address from somewhere)

06/06/2018 - 1:52pm Never heard if you and your…

Never heard if you and your daughter made it to Verdi's Requiem since you've been incommunicado.

06/02/2018 - 6:54am Facebook does not the whole story tell

I have met with Tyran 4 or 5 times in his tenure while at the athletic department. I believe he parted ways with the AD about a year ago and was taking his time finding a new position. His wife had a job in A2 and had 2 young children in school here that made leaving for a new job something he was taking his time deciding on. Good man and a wonderful family who will be missed. 

06/01/2018 - 6:50am No You're wrong its Summer Sizzler at Fingerle Lumber

First Friday in June is always free food and construction vendors in the shadow of the Big House. It has been going on at least 25 yrs...John Fingerle flipping burgers ...truely a family institution in the heyday of big box chains.

06/01/2018 - 6:37am I get a football Saturday...Bang Me

Just got scheduled for the youth camp in the Big House tomorrow. Get to be in the tunnel and lockerroom and the field hanging out with coaches and players just having fun with kids.Tomorrow will be glorious! ( Don't hate me Bro). Almost fogrot the Big House documentary for a nightcap at Cinetopia on campus.

06/01/2018 - 5:51am Washing our '64 Plymouth Valiant

was the first "chore" I remember as a kid. Metallic fleck blue was just a lovely color. I never thought about the connection of Victors Valiant as  my first car experience even though I have a Valiant cap and daughter has Valiant on her leggings.

05/31/2018 - 8:53am no

one case has basketball trophies but it's MHSAA mr basketball and ms basketball. Most  of the other cases have various sports displays of greats through the years. The '18 B1G tournament trophy and '18 NCAA Regional trophy were on temporary display behind the NE Mden for the championship viewing party against Nova. Will probably be trotted out next year for photo ops at "selfie night".

05/31/2018 - 8:13am Hence the derivation of a"wild goose chase".

Think back to your preschool or kindergarden days and spirited games of "duck, duck, goose". Ducks will just sit there, but you tap a goose and they're after you. My last name is Gies (rhymes with the bird) and I was always running in this game. Once one kid would duck duck "geese" me, every other kid would do the same to great hilarity. (I ran track and CC  in high school, PG on the Bball team,...just sayin)

05/31/2018 - 8:12am The Jayhawks football trophy room has a few extra tables.

Plus these tables have a schematic advantage over other buffet tables. They have only been used after Charlie Weis' victories so are in "as new" condition. 

05/30/2018 - 9:37am I’m going to that one also

X2 so I’ll respond don’t know about distribution...Amazon in a couple months is a safe bet..

05/30/2018 - 9:35am I’m going to that one also

I’ll be wearing my Event Team hat so say “hi”.( the scanner next to me made the trailer at Gate 10 so maybe my back will be in the full version).