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09/21/2018 - 12:27pm There is a lactation room on…

There is a lactation room on the NE concourse (sec 40?- ask a friendly Event Team Member) that might be of you use to someone in your group. Have fun and take turns sitting in the shade outside your section. 

 

09/19/2018 - 4:53pm Guy on the right is Matt…

Guy on the right is Matt Dudek who should share a little bit of credit for getting these young athletes committed. I met him his second day on the job last summer and again this summer at the prospect camps. High energy guy who probably works 12 to 14 hour days and is always recruiting. Sam Webb raves about him. 

09/17/2018 - 6:36pm Hey dude , scanner dude here…

Hey dude , scanner dude here and I resemble that remark (what's a Hardy Boy??) UM CoE and School of Ed taught me how to look under your hoodie and turn you over to the authorities behind me at Gate 10. 

09/17/2018 - 6:00pm We (scanner/security check…

We (scanner/security check guy here) do soften the policy at other venues on hot days. Soccer games in mid August have been in the 90's , softball and baseball are sometimes bad in the late part of the schedule. Drink what you can at the gate dump the rest and then go in and fill up. Why they don't have that policy at Michigan stadium is beyond me.

09/13/2018 - 6:02am To JWG and RobF I am at Gate…

To JWG and rob f I am at Gate 10 a few chutes west of the large granite M. RobF --I won't be there this Saturday, will be the first game I've missed in 6 yrs due to a wedding up in Suttons Bay. On the bright side I'm stopping in at Xtra Melanin's farm (ranch?) between his brood's morning chores and church, looking forward to it. As to my diminished posting history...let's just say I was vacationing in Bolivia for awhile for posting when I should have stopped drinking and gone to bed. Luckily having friends in high places (Seth) , has me reinstated with no visible effects (i.e. -990,000pts).

09/12/2018 - 11:10pm Thanks for the heads up WD…

Thanks for the heads up WD. I signed up to work the event totally forgetting I'll be in Evanston for my once a year road game. I'll go back and make myself unavailable.

09/07/2018 - 7:20am I have an extra spot for the…

I have an extra spot for the Victor's Lounge -- free food, drinks hosted by WTKA --any takers? Would have to meet me early and be my plus one (no physical ticket) . Respond and I'll give you particulars.

Edit the food is ribs, chorizo breakfast  quesadilla, mini pretzel brats from Ciris, Agave and the Heidelberg.

09/06/2018 - 12:50pm Hey Jello I’m one of those …

Hey Jello I’m one of those “goons” at the gate and to those like you who I encounter I just say “Have a nice afternoon and Go Blue” even though I am thinking something a litte more antagonistic. 

09/06/2018 - 7:10am Wear the oh so snug tighty…

Wear the oh so snug tighty whities that always pop up on my sidebar and slip ipad into the band and walk carefully through the gate. I've  worked at a gate for six years and never encountered one, so I assume everyone smuggles them in. (My Ipad mini fits nicely in a side pocket of cargo shorts).

09/01/2018 - 10:47pm Robert Wilton Speight III

Robert Wilton Speight III

08/31/2018 - 11:45am Yeah Brian actually had no…

Yeah Brian actually had no sarcasm last night ( probably too tired because all the late nights and because young Denard Cook). Special shout out to Matt Demorest for hosting(free beer] and Scratch BBQ ... the food was better than last year and I’d say much better than Slo’s. 

08/31/2018 - 8:22am My first opening day was 40…

IMG_0143.jpgMy first opening day was 40 years ago and Ricky Leach was my QB as a freshman. So they were down in South Bend and the campus was kind of dead in the morning. Just to be a dumbass I wore a bright  green satin H.S football warmup from St. Patricks in Wyandotte. It had a shamrock on the back and IRISH accross the chest. I got a few heckles as I paraded around East U and South U. (still have the jacket in the back closet ...faded as hell). Beat ND!

08/31/2018 - 1:22am They're doing a tribute to…

They're doing a tribute to Leonard Bernstein a few weeks after his 100th birthday. Heard them playing "Tonight" and "Officer Krupke" from West Side Story while Brian was fielding questions at the MGoEvent.

08/30/2018 - 7:00am Just wait 20 some years and…

Congratulations....Just wait 20 some years and that kiddo might text you and see if you want to go to the MGoTailgate tonight. Just two alums drinking beer with some BBQ, listening to Brian's predictions. Good times.

08/28/2018 - 1:37pm It was pretty much me and my…

image1_1.jpgIt was pretty much me and my lonely chair-RobF and XM stood me up. I had a sub ...it was crazy.

08/24/2018 - 6:05am This is just the way he is …

This is just the way he is ... talking with kids , talking with teammates, sorta dealing with staff/fanboys like me. This is from working three camps with him. He sorta stares at you and through you at the same time, always with an impish grin on his face. He and Ben Bredeson were my favorites from camps--as in who you'd like to hang out with in their backyards with a beer while grilling.

08/22/2018 - 9:27pm I’ve been holding off…

I’ve been holding off posting this limerick from that fine wordsmith Ryan Nanni—

    There once was a Gator called Jim

    Who kept on his t-shirt to swim

     ‘Til they brought in a shark

      and Jim thought for a lark

      I’ll jackoff on that ole dorsal fin.

Mind you Coach McElwain and I conversed while we walked down the tunnel this summer and he seemed very polite and altogether normal. 

 

08/17/2018 - 7:02pm Yes -- there's no accounting…

Yes -- there's no accounting for taste. If anything like this was at the U Cellar in the early '80's I would have used some of my East Quad foodservice paycheck to buy one. I had (still have) one blue Champions Michigan sweatshirt and one faded yellow Michigan long sleeve shirt. Don't think I had a true M t-shirt.

08/17/2018 - 5:21pm Currently she plans on going…

Currently she plans on going to Greece for a couple weeks after the Peace Corps, so that leaves only PSU or IU at the end of the season.

08/17/2018 - 5:10pm I stood next to him at the…

I stood next to him at the last football camp in June as he was playing catch with Devin Bush. The thing you notice after how large a man he is are his hands, they are hugantious. Devin can't throw for beans, so Joe had to make numerous one handed grabs. I asked if he might line up a few times at receiver. His response "I'm Joe Milton, I play quarterback." That was it ...almost a "cool story Bro".

08/17/2018 - 7:28am The U of M men take the…

The U of M men take the field tomorrow at 7pm. Yes its in the soccer stadium, and they're probably fifth on the interest list of MGobloggers, but I'll be there in front of the Michigan Ultras cheering on the men in blue (white?). Shaka should have a good team this year and some of you should consider stopping by.

Here's a pic of  a nice sunset during a women's game.

p.s. it's free (exhibition) and the football team has been known to stop by for these early games when they have free time. 

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08/07/2018 - 7:01am I'm still willing to send…

I'm still willing to send you some posters JWG. I've got a few posters and one is up in my daughters room. Send me an address at [email protected]

08/05/2018 - 4:26pm In seasons past someone was…

In seasons past someone was willing to pick up a few and actually send them out. Can’t remember if they had some PayPal thingee or what. I’m a nice guy and go over the Stadium bridge every day .... but I don’t think I’m THAT nice to stop, get a few , continue on to the Stadium  post office, find a mailing tube, etc. unless there’s sex, drugs and/or rock and roll in exchange. 

Edit: JWG Wolverine—give me an address and I’ll send you a couple. I perused your posting history and the amount of time you spent posting those videos gets you some of my time and goodwill. Just stop by my post at Gate 10 at the next home game you attend (after following the band) and give me a chest bump and a not to drunk “Go Blue” in lieu of remuneration..

08/05/2018 - 8:15am Those training techniques…

Those training techniques are awesome. Three point stance into an all out belly dive...my mind has Don Brown yelling at them the whole time. Benny's 1925 All American stats- completed 34-83 with 13 TD's and 8 INT's. This would have him transfering to some MAC school in today's world.

08/03/2018 - 8:30am Happy Friday and happy…

Happy Friday and happy trails to TJ. So here's a photo from right after the Jumpman release featuring Tyrone's left foot and TJ's right foot. I took it thinking I could post it in a WD apparel thread. Don't peg me as some strange fanboy ... I've talked with TJ numerous times and he even came up to me while sitting at Prickly Pear on Main St. and I introduced him to my wife.IMG_0017 (1).jpg

07/29/2018 - 10:37am Here's a sign from a Slo's…

Here's a sign from a Slo's catered event at Rackham this year. The beans were on the vegetarian table. We stole the sign because my wife and I enjoy gooder grammar ...especially when written on a styrofoam plate.

 

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07/29/2018 - 10:03am  I have a feeling Brian's…

 I have a feeling Brian's grandfather wrote a letter to the editor of the Michgan Argus praising Tower Plaza as a great additon to the A2 skyline. He also frequented Orange Julius in the lovely University Towers. 

07/29/2018 - 7:55am I was the OMG shirtless…

I was the OMG shirtless poster from the football camp, and yes he was hanging out afterwards with shirt in hand (it was 90 degrees in Glick ...AC problems).  My thought was this is a kid one week out from his last class as a junior in HS and he looks like this . His arms don't do his torso justice. His dad was there and he also looked like he didn't miss many days at the gym.

07/28/2018 - 7:17am When I think 35 and Michigan…

When I think 35 and Michigan Stadium I remember the one time I ushered in sec 35. Cold toes and Maple Leaf fans with Coors slushies. Todayshould be bette --77 deg. and Man U fans with HeinekenP1010060.JPGes.

07/27/2018 - 2:05pm Thanks Rob I might visit you…

Thanks Rob I might visit you once this season--football's got plenty of options for pregame ( half the time I'm caller #7 for Victors Lounge passes).

07/27/2018 - 10:11am I could even sweeten the pot…

I could even sweeten the pot... I’ve got swag to give the host. You could pick between a M soccer scarf, M basketball flag, M baseball seat cushion, Mbasketball trading cards (JMo, Spike era), Children of Yost T-shirt all mint in the plastic. 

07/27/2018 - 7:32am   Having worked the camps…

  Having worked the camps the last two years and the BBQ  last year, I think this set up will be impressive. Last year the recruits met up at Junge center met with current players and coaches, walked thru the locker room to the field, then up to the Roth Club for some mediocre Siris BBQ. That all seems fine but it's basically the tour you could sign up for with some chicken legs and beans at the end.

    This year some of the camps were held at Glick /Schembechler due to weather and turf replacement so I got to see them a few times for 6 hr. at a time. This is where you'll be living the next four to five years if you commit (you're only at the Stadium maybe 20 times a season). For most of you that haven't seen the locker room at Schem they're awesome (If a little stanky). Then you probably see the four practice fields (indoor --Glick and the half of the old Oosterbahn) and the outdoor grass and turf fields. In between you see the weight room which looks some idealized facility  straight out of Wonka's chocolate factory. It made me want to lift and run up the indoor hill. Hopefully they follow this up with better food outside on the new blue endzones on the pracrice field.  Then golf cart over to the stadium at halftime to experience ~100k beer infused fans. Sounds like a great afternoon.

07/25/2018 - 1:45pm At Movie night at the Big…

At Movie night at the Big House I went over and talked with these three young men (7th graders?) since they had on matching jerseys and cleats and drinking Gatorade. Up walks Karan and introduced himself to me and says that’s my younger brother and they had just come from a 7v7 competition. Any football player that comes up to me like that and is genuine will remain on my A list for life. (Plus rushing for 1500 yds would be nice also).

07/25/2018 - 7:26am THIS is the video you chose…

THIS is the video you chose for a test video? Please explain....Jimmy seems to be singing in three keys at once with an out of tune piano. Congrats on posting something though, I'm limited to pictures I've took and I've found all jpegs are not created equal.

07/22/2018 - 1:23pm I took the picture when…

I took the picture when people were up in arms over the helmet stickers being awarded like stars for a first grader spelling their name correctly. How dare they put snarling wolverines between the stripes... well they did it ‘76.

07/22/2018 - 1:09pm Ask and you shall receive.

Ask and you shall receive.

Heres his senior year helmet

They had a display up in the East Suites a couple of seasons ago ...Michigan Jersey, Michigan Varsity sweater , Denver jersey, all lent by his family.IMG_0365.jpg

07/21/2018 - 11:15pm Actually we’re usually good …

Actually we’re usually good — the trucks were in the cul de sac behind us idling so we think it was a planned transformer or something similar switch. It just seemed like a strange time to do it...7 pm on a Saturday night? Why not 10 am on a Tuesday when plenty of people aren’t home. 

07/21/2018 - 9:10pm Hey XM, I'm drinking Trader…

Hey XM, I'm drinking Trader Joes best box wine. The power went out right as I was finishing up dinner of beef tacos and cilantro lime rice. Wondering what others do on a no power night? ( Of course most know of the birth spike nine months after a major power outage).... and as I Typed that the street light just came on so maybe thanks to Lsa2000 and DTE. 

07/21/2018 - 5:13pm Almost won ...I'm putting a…

Almost won ...I'm putting a yard sign up in HUEL's easment on Detroit St. begging them to work on this site. I'll taking editing before voting as far as fixes go.

07/21/2018 - 5:08pm UM soccer starts up mid…

UM soccer starts up mid August. Nice stadium and $6 GA admission. Womens 8-11, 8-16, 8-19, 8-23. Mens 8-18, 8-24. The men almost one the B1G last year and the women were good early til the injury bug hit.

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).