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09/21/2018 - 4:19pm I'm pretty sure it was the…

I'm pretty sure it was the 2002 season, but my roommates and I would spend every away game playing pick-up games at the stadium... typically it was only us, with a few die-hards running stairs, but man was it an amazing experience. Our one roommate was a "walk-on" (aka film review assistant that had a pair of football gloves), but he introduced us to how the stadium rarely locked its doors.

I vividly remember trying to re-enact Brabbs kick against UW a few weeks after that game... Also, nothing like catching an over-the-shoulder TD in the corner of the endzone. 


07/12/2018 - 9:38am There's a reason why…

There's a reason why politics keeps coming up on this board, and it's because the current political environment in now way whatsoever represents what the University of Michigan represents.

Diversity, inclusiveness, a global community -- All notions that UofM prides itself on, and all notions that are being slowly destroyed by this administration.

Thus yes, politics will come up, and it's because you can't support UofM, and also support the demise of what our school represents.

06/27/2017 - 2:41pm Sorry, very valid point. I

Sorry, very valid point. I meant to preface with "if you ignore bribes, shady deals & general FIFA lack of ethics, then the following guidelines apply..."

06/27/2017 - 1:48pm The only chance we have of

The only chance we have of hosting a major world event (i.e. Olympics, World Cup, etc) is if create a time machine and go back about a year before we alientated about 95% of the world.

You kinda have to represent yourself as inclusive and welcoming to host a world event. Can't say we check off any of those boxes as of late. 

Not saying Qatar is any better at the moment, but if the World Cup goes anywhere, there is 0% chance it comes here.

02/10/2017 - 11:19am Politics vs Morality

In my opinion, the reason why politics have "invaded" the board AND the reason why the moderators and Brian have allowed it, is because politics is slowly seeping into the general notion of morality in our country.

It is no longer about who you voted for, or which side you lean to. It has nothing to do with Republican or Democrat. Left or Right. The issue at hand is one completely of do you believe the rights you have earned as a citizen of the US belong to everyone else around the world.

We are witnessing an unprecedented movement in our country, where that question, one which has not been asked since World War II, is coming to the forefront. And apparently our country is split 50/50 on the answer.

However, in the end, the question supercedes everything else. Someone has to stand up for those who cannot represent themselves. And that is more important than anything else. There is a reason why there were no Olympics during World War II. And why past games have been canceled or boycotted. The morality of our world is more improtant that sports. 

And in a time where that morality is being questioned, it is the right of every person in this country to stand up for what they believe, and stand up for those who don't have the option to. Because to do nothing is the worse thing we can possibly do.

05/05/2016 - 9:05pm The Day After Tomorrow

It may be the worst... it may also be the best... all I know is anytime the weather gets crazy, I like to blame the North Atlantic Current

04/11/2016 - 11:00pm Thread Hijack - Bell's Brewery to Distribute in Texas

As a local Austinite, I would love to share this news in its own post... but alas... points aren't my strong suit.

Thus, thanks in advance to more active MgoBloggers who share this with the masses of us Texans... there seems to be a lot of us down here/yonder.

10/06/2015 - 7:58pm I appreciate the

I appreciate the categorization of "you people" -- I feel at home now

But yeah, you are probably right. It's not like ESPN was absolutely obsessed with Shane that game. Showing him on the sideline at every opportunity possible since he was easily the biggest storyline of the game (before and after the concussion). So yeah, 2 or 3 times... tops.

10/06/2015 - 7:17pm Gardner = Hoke

While my friends consider me a "Gardner Basher," I honestly believe that while a great representative of U of M, and an extremely talented athlete, Gardner was just not a great QB. He said the right things, proved his dedication by moving to WR, and stuck through several coaching changes. However, in the end, it just didn't show up on the field.

Sure he had flashes of brilliance (OSU 2013, Minnesota 2012), and sure you can blame coaching, a poor OL, or a variety of other excuses, but in the end, he never looked comfortable in the pocket, his mechanics were uncoachable, and most importantly, his vision of the field just wasn't there. You can't teach football IQ, and that unfortunately was the biggest factor holding him back from success.

Despite all this, my biggest issue with Gardner came in the infamous 2014 Minnesota game, when Shane got the start over him. While watching the game, not ONCE did I see Gardner trying to coach up or motivate Shane. He usually was on the opposite end of the sideline, wanting nothing to do with him. Blame whoever you want for Shane playing that day (who knows if he really deserved it), but honestly, Gardner needed to step up and show his support. He was the captain of the team, he needed to be the bigger person, regardless of what led up to him being on the bench that day.

Overall, I find it somewhat hypocritical that so many mGoBloggers, and even Brian, put out such undying praise for Gardner, while condemning the entire Hoke era. In the end, they were the exact same person. A lot of heart, a great representative of our school, but just didn't have all the right parts to be successful in the job in which they were placed.

04/30/2015 - 2:14pm Morgantown WV aka the prior

Morgantown WV aka the prior home of Rich Rod... Everything makes much more sense once you see it for yourself (it could use a new coat of paint to say the least)

09/21/2013 - 11:43am I remember watching that WMU

I remember watching that WMU scramble at 3AM in an internet cafe in Bali.  The owner of the place had no idea why I was screaming in joy at the computer.  Or why I was the only tourist in an internet cafe on a Saturday night, and not in a club.   

04/04/2013 - 2:00pm Please Take This Down

For someone that has such an impact on the Michigan sports community, I'm begging you to take this down.  We all believe in jinxes (whether or not they exist).. Hell, I was in Arlington this past weekend, and turned my hat backwards at the point we were down 14, and look what happened!  That being said, it is not fair to the sports community that you are taking THE most read Michigan sports site and placing the biggest possible jinx that exists.  

As someone who comes across as the voice of reason 99% of the time, you need to listen to your fans.  Listen to your blogging community.  There is a reason there is such an outcry about this post.  There is a reason almost every post in this thread is pleading with you to remove this post.  We are in the Final 4 for the first time in 20 years, and you are going against EVERYTHING a coach would ever tell his team, and focusing on the NEXT game.  

That is all.  


11/19/2012 - 9:20pm #73

Yup, #73... maybe #74, it really depends on a lot of factors

11/01/2012 - 10:58pm I had the exact same thing

I had the exact same thing happen to me back in college (well, not exactly.... )  A friend threw a golf ball that hit me directly in the funny bone.  My entire hand felt numb for the next few days.  Every time after that when I would even slightly graze it, i would lose feeling.  It's been about 10 years now and it is still pretty sensitive, but definitely not as bad as before.  Hopefully the UM trainers can turn my 10 years into one week for Denard.  But i feel his pain... there's really nothing you can do but try avoid irritating it.  Fall to your left Denard.  To your left...

09/08/2012 - 11:21pm B1G:  At least we didn't lose

B1G:  At least we didn't lose to Louisiana-Monroe tonight

04/19/2012 - 10:52pm I believe the whole situation

I believe this whole story boils down to 4 potential situations:

1.  Dave Brandon is attempting to gain as much publicity for the game as possible, and will most likely reverse his decision after several major networks pick up the story

2. Dave Brandon had a dream where 200 Noids were dressed up watching the game and he did not want to risk this dream not coming to fruition.

3. Dave Brandon doesn't want our BRAND NEW MASCOT BRAND BRAND to lose it's thunder to the "lame tradition-filled stupid non-piped-in band thingy group."

4.  Dave Brandon thought it was a slow day on MGoBlog, so decided to spice things up a bit

04/02/2012 - 1:26pm Cowboy Stadium Parking

A bunch of us from Michigan went to the Lions/Cowboys game last year, and parked about a mile from the stadium for $20/car.  It was very easy to find (right along main road heading towards Cowboy Stadium) and we arrived about 2-3 hours before kickoff.   I think it was about $100 to park right by the stadium, and then went down by $10 literally every block further away.  The tailgating at the stadium parking itself looked pretty fun.  Could be worth the extra $$ if you make a day out of it.  I'd compare it to parking at Pioneer...

Since it's a night game I'm assuming everyone will be staying in Dallas... the traffic after the Lions 1PM game was pretty horrible.  I'm guessing it took most cars 2 hours to leave and get to the highway.

Also, if you going to the game, arrive EARLY.  Like ridiculously early.  We waited in the line for about 90 minutes to get into the stadium since they had it setup horribly (men/women go in different lines).  I'd say 10,000 people missed most of the 1st quarter because of it... We all plan on going in at least 2 hours before kickoff.


03/24/2012 - 1:14am Thanks again for posting

Thanks again for posting these.  Looking forward to the Big Ten Championship preview prior to the OSU game next year. 

03/22/2012 - 5:31pm Boise St = Highest Winning %... WTF

Currently they are the leader... Have played 1/4 of the games, and obviously are in a weaker conference, but still are above us.  Just found this out this year when d*cking around online... kinda sucks.  Hopefully I'm missing something

03/22/2012 - 5:25pm Plea to Remove

I am a rare poster on Mgoblog, but the check the site daily.  That being said, I felt compelled to write something to have this taken down.  It just doesn't feel right.  With all the 1st round losses we have succumb to as a 1-seed (well, only one comes to mind really), I just think this can be saved somewhere on a desktop until it is hopefully needed.  Especially with our recent loss to Ohio, feels wrong to have this up.  That is all...



09/12/2011 - 2:24pm LOUD NOISES!!!


09/12/2011 - 1:38pm Stop Being a Sad Panda

After one of the most amazing games (i.e. 4th quarters) I've ever seen, it is pretty dissapointing to read such a Debbie Downer review of the game.  You know we won the game right?  Obviously this team has problems, but in my opinion, they are nothing of the sort that plagued us over the past 3 years.  We are winning the turnover battle, our defenders are actually in position to make plays, and Denard actually played better from under center (5-7, 4 TDs, 1 INT, 15.6 Yds/Att)  than in the shotgun (6-17, 0 TDs, 2 INTs, 13.5 Yds/Att)!

I can recall countless Lloyd Carr-era games that had horrible first halves, only to have our team adjust to pull out the W.  This team doesn't look like the team from the past 3 years that can't adapt from the game plan.  They adapted, they had more confidence, and they did what Michigan has been doing for the past 100+ years.  Winning football games.

As far as critcising the atmosphere.... I know I wasn't there, but I'm pretty sure that crowd would have broken the Crowd Noise Meter on any NHLPA 93 game.  Even Herbstreit was saying it's the loudest he's ever heard the stadium.

04/11/2011 - 4:35pm I can't believe somebody

I can't believe somebody would take advantage of college athetlics in order to make a quick buck.

This special Tostitos "take a break out of your day" message brought you to by the new 2011 Ford Focus -- Now available for under $18K.  Sponsored by Nike.  Available at all Walmart locations nationwide.  Brought to you by your friendly neighbors at StateFarm.  BP.

03/25/2011 - 11:58pm Austin BBQ

It's a highly debated topic down here, but here is my take:

BEST BBQ (Overall) = Franklin's BBQ ( - You have to get there by 10:30AM or earlier, as they usually are completely sold out by noon.  And it's actually a trailer... best food in Austin comes from trailers though.  

BEST BRISKET = Rudy's BBQ ( - located in a gas station -- who says Texas isn't fancy?

BEST RIBS = Artz Rib House ( -- FYI, their brisket is horrible, so don't even think of trying it.  This is a ribs ONLY place.  But they are amazing.  

BEST ATMOSPHERE = Salt Lick BBQ ( - It's about 25 minutes outside of Austin, but great place. They do have really good BBQ, just not my fave.  It's also BYOB which is why the atmosphere gets a boost.  

Other good places to eat:  Torchy's Tacos (amazing tacos), Moonshine (great comfort food restaurant), Hula Hut (food is OK, although it's on the lake so fun place).  Feel free to email me ([email protected]) if you have any more Austin q's.  Always up for giving out advice on Austin.  

12/23/2010 - 4:18pm Dr. Lou

I support any ESPN analyst that doesn't sound like he has 17 moth balls crammed into his mouth while he speaks. 

12/04/2010 - 1:22pm (No subject)

12/04/2010 - 12:56pm (No subject)

12/04/2010 - 12:42pm Erase


12/02/2010 - 2:04am Botwswana

"Botwswana" is not a country.  And they weren't in the World Cup.   But great post.  Keep up the good work. 

11/25/2010 - 10:19pm Rotel and Velveeta

Rotel and Velveeta definitely come in a close 2nd place for world famous queso success

11/23/2010 - 5:15pm DELETE

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11/01/2010 - 10:49pm McGloin

To be fair, McGloin did have a fairly solid performance.  I know he's a walk-on that inspires comparison to Sheridan, but he played NOTHING like Sheridan.  He hit his passes, didn't have any horrible over/underthrows (besides the first near INT to Floyd), and took advantage of our D's inability to cover the screen.  Gotta give the kid props for having a great game (even if it came at the expense of our D)

Our D, for better or worse, relies greatly on other team's offense to fail in their execution.(i.e. ND w Montana/Rees)  Unfortunately, regardless of the team or QB, if they are executing their game, they are gonna rack up the yards.  


11/01/2010 - 10:30pm Purple Stuff

After this post, I truly believe you have the power to convince these kids to change their drink selection:

(If I had the ability to give + points, I would)

02/26/2010 - 3:42pm this game is getting

this game is getting nordiculous!

02/23/2010 - 4:28pm After reading the NCAA Notice

After reading the NCAA Notice of Allegations a couple times (i'm unemployed, time is abundant during the day), I pretty much decided that the notice makes things sound WAY worse than they actually are.

While the "going over the limit in practice time" seems to be minor, yet still valid, the biggest thing to come out of today's presser are the 5 QC staff members who appeared to be "running the show" when the coaches weren't around. WELL, in reality, this is not the case whatsoever. And I'll base this on a purely hypothetical, yet entirely plausible situation:

Greg Robinson tells Kovacs he needs to be quicker on his feet. Kovacs breaks up a pass during a drill. Adam Braithwaite tells him good work, and even comments on his footwork when he sees him in the video room.

Rules violated: ALL OF THEM

All the NCAA has to do is ask a player if Adam was ever around, and if he ever gave input into their play. A simple yes brings about ALL these allegations, no matter how minor his actually input truly was.

In reality, these QC guys were extra help for the coaching staff, who occasionally gave input to players and helped "run the show" when Greg would, let's say, have to go to the shitter during the middle of practice. I highly doubt Rich Rod would knowingly have NON-coaching staff members run practices... given that they... AREN'T coaching staff members, and don't have the experience to help run a tier 1 football program.

Here's to betting Drew Sharp's resignation on the fact that I'm right.

02/23/2010 - 4:09pm Freep Headline Changed - updated at 3:03PM

still hate them just as much

02/19/2010 - 6:40pm 2011 BCS Championship

I still can't believe Rich Rod's final play call of having Tate hit Gardner on the screen, who then passed it to a streaking Denard 50 yards downfield... best game I ever missed!

02/19/2010 - 6:36pm I really just miss the random

I really just miss the random squirrels that would sneak into the stadium and run rampant to the crowds delight... let those critters back onto the field!

02/17/2010 - 8:53pm good work NBC

I was just watching the Red Wings(aka Sweden)/Germany hockey match on MSNBC and in the MIDDLE of the second period they say "ok, well our coverage is about to end, so make sure to tune into CNBC to catch the rest of the game."

First of all, I have NEVER watched a sport and had to change the channel to see the rest of the game. And secondly, the game wasn't even on CNBC! They were showing curling... 30 minutes of curling before the game even resumed (obviously now tape delayed).

NBC, you peaked at Seinfeld. Now go away.

02/05/2010 - 12:23pm It's all about the $$

The only reason I personally get annoyed with the possibility of expanding the NCAA tourney is cause it's just ONE more change in the sporting world that is primarily created due to $$. More teams = more $$, simple as that.

I mean honestly, concepts like tradition and history just don't seem to apply anymore. Instead we have douche bag executives who have nothing better than to do than change the rules and layouts of sports that had previously remained unchanged for decades, if not longer.

And while these d bags are ruining our sports, the press that follows them seems to be taking on the style developed by E!. Sports news is no longer about highlights (remember when you actually could SEE every game that was played the day before??). Now it's about drama, controversy, and a sole focus around star players. I mean honestly, how often have you ever seen an NHL highlight that DOESNT include Crosby or Ovechkin??

So yeah, I'm bitter about the tourney cause it's just one more change, in one more sport, and I know it won't be the last.

Rant over

01/29/2010 - 1:55pm And that would be me... UM

And that would be me... UM fan living in burnt orange hell down in Austin. I actually never really had anything against UT until my Enterprise pick-you-up driver showed me his 2005 Rose Bowl ring. The bitterness from that day has yet to subside...

01/15/2010 - 2:25pm This has Michael Bay written all over it

From what I can understand of the "plot," this polar bear is awoken by a tanker floating by his hibernation chamber. Obviously he's not happy about having to wake up, so he pretty much unleashes his rage on the world. (solid Michael Bay inspired introduction)

He starts off by destroying the boat that woke him with a glow-in-the-dark hockey stock (explosion #1), and then sending 2 missiles to 3 separate CCHA schools (explosions #2,3,4). Since that really didn't do his anger justice, he then attempts to blow up a volcano cause polar bears for some reason really hate volcanoes (explosions #5,6,7). Since this has MB written all over it, obviously when you blow up a volcano, that leads to the destruction of the entire world (explosions #9,10,11,12,13).

Thankfully there is a time warp that takes him back to Fairbanks (which of course destroys his ship in the process = explosion #14), but since he's still a little peeved about not getting his six months rest in, he decides to blow up the goal (explosion #15).

15 explosions and a plot that makes little to no sense... keep up the good work Mr. Bay!

01/05/2010 - 9:52pm Denise's true identity reveled!

she's actually the chick from sex and the city - kristin davis (not really, but pretty damn close)

- Someone with WAY too much time on their hands

01/04/2010 - 11:10pm What I've learned this game

1. I don't need to throw away my Sun Chips bag anymore, because they will degrade away after 4 months. 3 cheers to littering.

2. Fat/Old Luke Wilson will never get me to switch from Verizon to AT&T. Skinny/funny/non-bitter against Verizon Owen Wilson stands a chance however.

3. Supposedly 82 companies can sponsor one game -- so far I've got Direct TV, Ford, Nissan, Tostitos, Reese's, Merryl Lynch, AT&T, H&R Block, Idaho Potatoes, Frito Lays (dissing Idaho potatoes), and of course every single new FOX series. Thank god Velveeta and their ultimate combo with RoTel didn't show up today

4. TCU cheerleaders have received almost as much airtime as Brett Favre on a Tuesday sportscenter after a Vikings bye week (aka a lot)

5. Gingers actually CAN be real athletes