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05/30/2017 - 10:46am It was either 06 or 07 vs.

It was either 06 or 07 vs. MSU, and State threw that quick lateral pass out to the flat. Chris Graham leveled the guy with a head of steam the moment he caught the ball. Definition of pads poppin.

01/31/2017 - 10:48am UMF grad

Majored in chemistry at UMF and went to grad school for the same at NC State. Now employed by ExxonMobil as a research chemist, so I can't really say going to UMF has really "held me back" as some would like to believe.

 

The business school is growing rapidly on campus. I don't personally know anyone that went through it, but the MBA program has exploded in the past several years.

06/15/2016 - 11:46am This. 100% this!

This. 100% this!

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12/01/2015 - 7:57pm present! section 112 behind the band

present! section 112 behind the band

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04/30/2015 - 11:56am No love for cookout?

Never had In-N-Out, but I like Five Guys. But having recently moved to Raleigh, I can say that Cookout is the shit. Simple, flame-broiled burgers for cheap. Mmmmmm

04/23/2015 - 1:40pm Proud UMF grad

I think you're generalizing a bit too much. I am a UMF grad and I claim to be an alumnus of the University of Michigan because that's what my degree says. But on my CV, Linkedin, etc. and if anyone asks, without hesitation I tell them I graduated from Flint. No, it's not the same campus or admission standards (for sure), but smart people come from everywhere. I was admitted to Ann Arbor for undergrad, but it was MUCH cheaper for me to live at home and commute to Flint.

 

In my field (chemistry), the ACS standardizes the curriculum for a certified degree and it's the same at every university. The same core concepts are convered and I guarantee that I could take any chem class in Ann Arbor and get all As just like I did in Flint. I'm now getting my PhD from NC State because I like the research that I'm doing here with a faculty member that's in an NSF collaboration with some of the best people in the country, including Melanie Sanford in AA. But having "Flint" on my degree didn't stop me from also being admitted to AA, Wisconsin, Washington, and UNC for grad school. Oh, I also had an NSF fellowship as an undergrad.

 

There are definitely people who try to "fake" going to AA, and I don't condone that at all. But your elitist attitude toward this subject is why many people view UM grads as arrogant and entitled. I'm an alumnus of the university and I do my best to represent it as well as I can. I wish everyone else could say the same. I hope my accomplishments are "polished" enough, because I'd love to climb up onto that horse with you.

10/21/2013 - 12:13pm That picture of Funchess is

That picture of Funchess is amazing. New desktop background.

08/27/2013 - 12:02pm Thank-you for saying what

Thank-you for saying what needed to be said. They don't give out the numbers for the benefit of the fans. It's a great honor for the players and draws attention to the great tradition at Michigan.

And for those complaining about players making their own legacy, they could always use the number from before the switch. If Gallon really does do enough to have #10 put into Legends circulation, then they can use that number. BUT, do you then honor Gallon or Tom Brady? I gurantee people wouldn't be screaming "get off my lawn" if Gallon had been awarded the #1.....

08/12/2013 - 4:53pm The only ads in the stadium I

The only ads in the stadium I would care about would be the ones on the video board. Stadiums that use 30% of the board for advertisements are just plain ugly. Other than that, I don't care about advertising. Vendors are all over the place peddling merchandise and services. The game program is basically just an ad book with a roster and a player profile. I don't think you'll ever see the stadium being "plastered" with ads.

07/02/2013 - 1:11am Happy Canada Day!

Just got in from spending my first Canada Day in the capital. Ottawa knows how to party! Great fireworks at Parliament and some cool pubs in the Byward Market.

03/09/2013 - 3:15pm JUST WIN

that is all.

03/04/2013 - 11:43pm Question

Did LSA commit because of Shane Morris' recruiting prowess? I didn't realize it extended to the MGoBoard!!

02/02/2013 - 3:22pm Michigan by 1

"That's a bold move Cotton, we'll see how it plays out."

01/23/2013 - 9:15pm Don't read threads that don't

Don't read threads that don't interest you. Simple stuff.

12/30/2012 - 2:50pm Great conference preview.

Great conference preview. Lost it at  "except for penn state".  hahaha

12/05/2012 - 4:02pm Good thing I took advantage

Good thing I took advantage of the package deal when the season started. Can't wait to see this team in person!!

12/01/2012 - 12:51pm Well I can tell you this

I'm not as think as I drunk you are

11/28/2012 - 3:00pm here comes the neg

Magnus? :)

11/27/2012 - 7:02pm All Conference Lists

Can we get an All B1G list based on selections by Brian, Ace, and Heiko? I feel like it would be much more accurate and fair than the official pile of crap lists. It seems like the people selecting (even the coaches) don't know jack.

10/19/2012 - 10:33am han shot first

Damn, beat me to it

10/19/2012 - 12:41am I was just thinking the same

I was just thinking the same thing. The atmosphere in the Big House when he walked onto the field was my best experience there so far, bar none. Unforgettable. Way to go Brock!!!

10/15/2012 - 10:35pm Agreed

Good read. I find it utterly ironic that Dantonio said that line about "where's the threat" because as I recall, it was him that said "pride comes before the fall" after Hart immortalized the little brother terminology in 2007.....

09/06/2012 - 7:47pm so true

^ that was epic win right there. rofl

08/22/2012 - 3:33pm Fix

I think I've fixed the spreadsheet, judging by what people had entered into each field. All the column headings should be correct now.

08/05/2012 - 9:22pm I wish McDonough could call

I wish McDonough could call all our games. IMO he just has that voice you want in someone who's commentating. I can still hear "TOUCHDOWN!! GREG MATHEWS!!!" in my head every time I think of McDonough.

07/25/2012 - 12:16pm I'll venture a bold guess and

I'll venture a bold guess and say Marian the Librarian, because we'll badly need our secondary to perform well if the revamped DL can't get pressure by themselves.

07/24/2012 - 1:09pm Uh-oh, Brian put "informative

Uh-oh, Brian put "informative update" in all caps. The pressure's on, Ace!!!

07/19/2012 - 10:44am I wish there was a scale on

I wish there was a scale on the side, because I'm pretty sure his arms are longer than I am tall. Wow.

06/15/2012 - 7:21pm along the same line, i love

along the same line, i love how he just says "Ohio". Great to see that these kids have that attitude already

06/09/2012 - 3:00am Good point

While I agree the joke is harmless and not really that bad, I just wouldn't want to be a recruit that saw that type of talk on here. Not saying we we get a lot of them, but it's possible. I agree that criticism of the staff is sometimes warranted (I do it too), but not when it comes to the abilities of a player. I think in this particular scenario they've earned our trust. But how does JUB put it? UM fans are more like opera critics than football fans? ;)

06/08/2012 - 8:06pm come on

I really don't like that we're criticizing the recruitment of Sypniewski so much. If the staff felt he deserved a scholarship, who are we to judge? Give the kid a chance. Just throwing that out there.

04/01/2012 - 1:39am whoa pal

Let's just agree on our love of all things Michigan and leave chemistry out of this. :)

03/31/2012 - 11:42pm Ya, but there's nothing wrong

Ya, but there's nothing wrong with Wolfe. Nolta's like the standard for orgo, but Dr. Wolfe is a cool guy (as seen in the video above).

03/19/2012 - 10:53pm It's a good thing we obsess

It's a good thing we obsess over football players' weights. If we did this with female athletes we might destroy some lives. haha

03/09/2012 - 11:26pm BEAT OHIO!! always relish the

BEAT OHIO!! always relish the opportunity to say that

03/05/2012 - 11:18am I can't help but picture

I can't help but picture Coach Hoke in his office, being all Emperor Palpatine: "Gooood, everything that has transpired has done so according to my design...."

02/22/2012 - 10:28am haha gopher it

I see what you did there....

02/09/2012 - 11:31am why would a team do that? Is

why would a team do that? Is scheduling that much of an issue that there are only FCS teams to choose from? Seems like even playing EMU would be better than playing someone twice...

01/30/2012 - 12:17am eh

When people ask about my research, they just think I'm really smart. Nerdy, but also smart. lol

01/30/2012 - 12:08am really?

fellow chemists? booya

01/09/2012 - 12:07pm Talent is not always king:

Talent is not always king: please see The Horror. But I know it plays a big role. I know we have talent, I'm not oblivious to this. I guess I should clarify. In my head I was thinking that I'd rather have the honest hard-working players come to Michigan (and still be talented) than try to bring in all the best guys no matter what their motivations/morals are (ie TP). The SEC is in a self-sustaining cycle: they win a lot, which brings in the best players, which makes them win a lot, etc. But that's why the oversigning needs to stop. Until it does, beating them will be that much sweeter because they're giving themselves an unfair leg up.

01/09/2012 - 12:46am Hell, we'd probaly have a

Hell, we'd probaly have a billion recruits if we also put coeds in our recruits' hotels before they get there (like some schools), but that's not how Michigan works. I've heard people say "UM just needs to start playing the game the way it's played today" or "We should be like Alabama, I don't care how we win national championships as long as we win them". But as our immortalized godfather of football said in his book: "It all boils down to basic honesty. Without that, you won't accomplish a single thing worthwhile." So let's beat the hell out of them this fall to show them hard work beats talent every time.

01/07/2012 - 2:37pm love that pic

Best moment of the game was laughing my ass off at Denard's expression as he ran onto the field at the end. He goes from "Ya we won!" to "HOLY SHIT WE JUST WON THE SUGAR BOWL!!!"

01/07/2012 - 1:10pm haha

After all the talk, I still wanna try this stuff.

01/05/2012 - 2:04pm Looks like Stonum is done

Hold me, Ace!!!

01/05/2012 - 12:32am Casteel

Bet ol' Coach Rod is really chomping at the bit to get Casteel now. Probably will.

/shakes fist

/is happy with GREG

01/04/2012 - 10:17pm So?

Ya, Mike is lightning fast. But BWC gets there about the same time as RVB and the rest of the line. Not saying I don't wish he was faster, but he shoves his man backward, so it's not like he got blown up. Give him 8 more months in the Mattison-Hoke-Montgomery School of Monster Dline Technique, and I'm sure we'll be happy with the results. Obviously our faith in this coaching staff is warranted.

01/04/2012 - 2:32pm lolz

It's just Sparty whining. They had 7 home games. Last time I checked, the difference between 7 and 8 is ONE. Ya, big advantage there. Maybe if they had the winningest team in the country they'd get to play at home more, too. And if they want to talk about home advantage, they beat us and Wisky at home. Some people aren't even worth arguing with, which includes ALL Sparty fans.

01/04/2012 - 2:26pm It was funny to watch on the

It was funny to watch on the replay. He just throws his whole body at that lineman, who barely gets lifted off one foot. The big fella was probably thinking "da fuck?"

01/04/2012 - 11:31am hmm

He does look big, but it's nothing Wellman and a few days in the gym can't fix. But ya, he can't let himself go just to get bigger. Game shape is what it's all about.