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11/12/2018 - 9:19am Hey WD -- My Dad and I are…

Hey WD -- My Dad and I are doing the same thing, and we are almost there! Would have made it had 1) The B1G not expanded and 2) Brady Hoke happened. 

I've seen UM WIN in 13 B1G Stadiums (been to them all) as I'm only missing Nebraska (which might have been different if our back up QB wasn't moved to WR). I've also seen wins at ND, Rose Bowl, Fiesta Bowl (Harbaugh QB vs Nebraska) among others.

Anyhow, the Rutgers experience is not college. Has zero feel of a college stadium or even area / campus. But, it is very easy to get to. 

Our 1st trip flew into Newark, took the train to New Brunswick and got a hotel right there (Hilton I think). George Street has a few bars, but there are not college - head to College Ave (fancy name).

This trip my wife and daughter joined with my mother and father. We stayed in Time Square. So we got a 2 for 1 - a Michigan Football game for Dad and I and the girls got a NYC Weekend. 

The Stadium reminds me a little of Minnesota's TCF Bank - small, looks nice, more "pro" vs. College. They have 1 scoreboard with ads and replays, no stats. 

Don't worry about Rutgers fans giving you crap - there are none. 

Sit behind visitor bench between the 20s - the end zone seats are far from field but lower bowl behind the bench is a really good view and close to the field. 


Go Blue! - Matt



10/31/2018 - 9:55pm Every GF and now my wife…

Every GF and now my wife have known that Michigan Football is part of me. I watch every game. I went to every game until moving from Chicago to Iowa in 2012 - until then I still went to each game, home or away. 

Make fun weekends. For Rutger(s) wife and daughter head to Frozen on Broadway while I head to Jersey for the game.

It's part of who you are, who makes you. Don't give up who you are. 

10/17/2018 - 11:16am WCBN is the student radio,…

WCBN is the student radio, and yes back in your day we did play by play for UM Football, hoops and hockey - I know as I did it from 91 - 95. A quick look on their website's schedule  and it doesn't appear they do anything other than music. 

Pre-Big Ten Network there was a student TV Station too (WOLV-TV) that did games and other programs. Looks like it has all been taken over though now by the BTN

03/29/2018 - 12:01pm Good list...Boudro's is

Good list...Boudro's is awesome. They have the best guacamole and make it table side. Very nice! 

The bar at The Menger Hotel is interesting. Across the street from The Alamo and rumor has it the bar (and hotel) are hunted. Also, Theodore Roosevelt used the Menger Bar as his  gathering / recruitment for the Texas Rough Riders. 

It's a really interesting place. 


02/20/2018 - 4:09pm I look at this as Gregg

I look at this as Gregg Marshall looking to get UM to schedule him in the OOC. Yes, WSU and UM both loss to L'Ville, but so did 4 other schools that year. Why not invite all 6 of those schools to a Thanksgiving Day tournament at LCPA. Now that could be more fun. 


Not a bad field, 

North Carolina A&T

Colorado State



Witchita State




02/15/2018 - 11:27pm I, unfortunately, live in

I, unfortunately, live in Cedar Falls, IA and went to the Xavier at UNI game in Decmeber. Xavier was good, but watching them in person you could tell no way are they a Final Four team. UNC blew Michigan's doors off, Xavier couldn't. Now, Butler on the other hand...

01/13/2018 - 2:28pm Great W!!!

Great W!!!



07/18/2017 - 4:16pm Coach doesn't look happy

Coach is such a competitor. He is not a happy camper that UM lost to Rome. Fun to watch though. 

07/18/2017 - 12:04pm Shameless Vacation Rental Plug

If you're heading to Maui check out the condos I own / rent on the Island, though they are in Waiela (30 minute drive): Also, my mother and I (and her father make 3 straight UM grad genereations) have 200+ condos listed for rent by owner all over Maui - we started before the likes of VRBO or AirBnB. Check those out,

Shameless Plug Over.


Aloha & Go Blue!


04/27/2017 - 11:40pm For me, it is when any

For me, it is when any Wolverine leaves school early for the Pros. I'm happy for them as a person, and college should prepare you for your job. But, I get no money or satisfaction to see a pro team win or loss. But Michigan. I get massive statisfaction to see Michigan win in all sports. Thus I'd like all of our stars to stay for the full term. Imagine the Fab 5 for all 4 years... Woodson..... Romo stayed, and how fun was she to watch... Mike Comrie..... Oh well. Hope all Woleverines do well in their careers after college, just wish they'd all wear the maize and blue as long as they could.

04/20/2017 - 12:57pm Worst Big Ten...

Worst Big Ten...

1) Northwestern is a joke. Very small and a pain to get into and out. Sure, the EL isn't too far away, but taking a bus back to the City is traffic armageddon. 

2) High Point doesn't feel like a college stadium at all. No "campus" feel around. 

3) Memorial Stadium (tie) both at Indiana and Illinois

4) Last time I was at Ohio Stadium was before the closed in the horseshoe. They had temporarly bleachers; those would move and sway all day, thought for sure they would come down.

04/04/2017 - 1:00pm Show me the money

Our office pool was small, but I did win the whopping $60! 


Came in 4th in a larger pool, that paid top 3, danm it!



02/19/2017 - 11:57pm But that Kansas

But that Kansas sweet joy!

02/19/2017 - 11:51pm Yes, I do. A 10-year track

Yes, I do. A 10-year track record isn't mean to be broken often. Minnesota show 41 free throws tonight. The previous high in the last 10 years was 31. So yes, i think this was a little off.

02/19/2017 - 10:16pm As you can tell I don't talk

As you can tell I don't talk often here, but @AmayzNblue you're right. It's the same way I felt after the OSU Football game. Michigan should have / could have won both with a little better effort (no pick 6s in FB and mad FTs in BB) and the refs are non-issues. But boy, did it ever feel as if UM was playing 2 teams.


09/27/2015 - 2:15pm I'll be there

I'll be making the trip, and it will be historic personally!

By seeing Michigan play at Maryland with my Dad he and I will complete the schedule. Meaning we will have seen UM play at all 14 Big Ten Stadiums, plus ND and the Rose Bowl. The fun part too abotu this trip Dad and I have gone on is we were in Happy Valley for UM's first big ten game at PSU, ditto for Nebraska, Rutgers and now Maryland. 

Looking forward to a fun trip, crab cakes and of course Yuengling too! 


Go Blue!

12/19/2014 - 9:32pm Elle was Kate Upton before

Elle was Kate Upton before there was a Kate Upton. Oh, I had these girls all over my locker, and in my dreams. Kinda like Jimmy. IT'S HAPPENING!

08/27/2014 - 11:01am I had no problem downloading.

I had no problem downloading. Now, of course my computer is probably hacked by EGD. 





03/27/2014 - 6:06pm If I remember right, the only

If I remember right, the only game Fisher's Fab 5 lost when up with 5 mins to play in a game was the National Title Game vs. UNC. Even though, Webber rebounds the ball, down 2 and with seconds left (with an open Rob Pelinka in the corner for 3) before he calls the famed timeout.



03/20/2014 - 10:22am It will be tough for UM to

It will be tough for UM to win this BTT being in MSP and all. That said, I tihnk that UM will win their next two games and get into the final vs. the Gophers. 

Today's 1st period may be the most important period of the season. Put PSU away early and don't step of the throat. No need for a bad bounce to ruin a weekend.


03/10/2014 - 12:16pm Yes, it's been out for

Yes, it's been out for sometime now.


03/02/2014 - 12:52pm Must win! UM fell to 15 in

Must win! UM fell to 15 in the Pairwise, and needs to keep their head above water here. Damn, those two loses to PSU really a big weight in our sinking NCAA  Boat.



02/24/2014 - 11:57am iowa did it as well in the

iowa did it as well in the BTT many moons ago while Steve Alfrord was their HC.

11/28/2013 - 2:55pm 36 degrees?? I can't wait!

36 degrees?? I can't wait! That is close to 20 degrees warmer than it was while I was freezing in Iowa City last week. 

10/03/2013 - 10:10am Not sure if I can name a best.

I've been lucky to go to a lot of away UM football games. Michigan is 1-1-1 when I've seen them play at the 'Shoe, so that one victory was pretty sweet. 1996 - Shawn Springs slips, and Tai Streets goes 80+ yarrds for a TD from Brian Greise, UM wins 10-9. That was the only TD of the day.

After that I go to the ND game in 1995. My senior year ay UM watching Remy Hamilton boot the game winner with seconds left to beat the Irish. (Watching UM beat Lou Holtz in his first game as good, as was the forementions 2006 ass-whipping).


Nebraska last year. Bad outcome, but Lincoln was a blast, and on Halloween (or close to it) it was a fun time. I look forward to heading back their and getting a W. Lincoln is now the only Big Ten Venue UM has not won at as a conference member, and i've seen UM win at each other B1G stadium, so this needs to get back on the list.


Penn State in 1997. "We Can't Hear You....." Sittind down near the field level with the orginal "Superfan" was awesome. ESPN's "Judgement Day" came and UM whipped PSU, boy that was a great time. Close 2nd here was UM's first ever trip to Happy Vallye in 1993. UM wins 23-17 I believe after stopping PSU on 1st and goal at the 1.


But the winner of my favorite road games has to be the Rose Bowl on January 1, 1998. Going out to Pasadena is a blast. Winning the Rose Bowl is sweet! But to win it, to WIN IT ALL was even better. National Champs! We drank bad champange on the beach in Santa Monica after that game. It was a high I want to feel again. 


03/01/2013 - 2:07am not sure how, but the OP

not sure how, but the OP missed out that this will be the first time in 23 years UM Hockey misses the NCAA tourney.....



02/11/2013 - 1:27pm Fred Jackson on Shane...

Fred Jackson on Shane...

"Can run like Denard, has the arm strength of Henne, the height of Navarre and reads a defnse like Brady. Expect he's better at all of this than those guys. Yeah, he's kinda good."

02/09/2013 - 2:09am As they say, you can't have

As they say, you can't have one without the other!

Congrats and Go Blue!!


11/06/2012 - 8:59am So I watched these two

So I watched these two videos, what a waste of time. Actually, couldn't finish watching either one there were so bad. How he has so many hits on YouTube is beyond me. This is stuff terrible. As a mid- 1990s grad of UM I clearly am not his demographic. 

11/03/2012 - 10:36am Was at Sally's last night.

Was at Sally's last night. Did they get the tent up with heaters?

Go Blue!

11/01/2012 - 11:09am Awesome Brenni!!!
Enjoy the

Awesome Brenni!!!

Enjoy the game. Be Loud for the Maize and Blue and remember to be a proud and respectful extension of the University of Michigan! I'll be in MSP as well for the game.

Go Blue!!

10/31/2012 - 10:27am The end of the video was well

The end of the video was well played. Nice job.

10/15/2012 - 10:34am Bottom line here is that

Bottom line here is that Nationally, this game is not that important vs. the other games of the day, or not that interesting. Nebraska vs. Northwestern the big guys at ABC Sports want more. Also, the BTN gets a few picks per year that they can go before the ABC pick. Perhaps - this is a game BTN wanted to show over the others - they knew there would be big interest in the UM side. Remeber, NBC's highest rated College Football game was UM @ ND this year - 1/2 of NBC's teams don't change - so we know that it isn't the Irish drawing the attention.


10/09/2012 - 2:47pm Ugh - that is terrible. I

Ugh - that is terrible. I still like that rock song from last year - In The Big House. Much better. 

05/13/2012 - 7:11pm Go down to the Plaza. There

Go down to the Plaza. There are several great restaurants down there. Also are you in KC, MO or KS? There are some very good BBQ throughout the area - KC is known for BBQ. This is one of my fav's in KC - Oklahoma Joe's. Not bad priced, can be very busy. Really good.....


Go Blue!


03/29/2012 - 6:39pm I have been in a room with

I have been in a room with Coach Ferentz, it was his son's wedding actually - yes Brian - now the OL coach. He was all B1G Center and on the Hawkeye team that beat UM pretty bad in A2, 36-9 or something. Brian also was recently a coach for the last few years with The Patriots. That's about it... nice story, not too much to add.. .LOL

Go Blue!


03/29/2012 - 6:35pm thanks for putting this

thanks for putting this together! I am sure Shawn is too. Where did you grab the tunes from? I like the pic too of Hunny's C-bus jersey. Nice ending.

Go Blue!

03/28/2012 - 3:17pm This is great for Hunny! Wow,

This is great for Hunny! Wow, I bet Red is really proud for the kid too! All of Meeecigan should be proud!

Go Blue!


03/27/2012 - 9:43am My Dad and I have seen

My Dad and I have seen Michigan win at each venue in the Big Ten except Nebraska (obvious reasons) and Minnesota's new out door stadium. We've also seen UM win at the Rose and Fiesta Bowls and at Notre Dame. Since this is the first year UM plays at Neb and at Minny's new outdoor stadium, those will be our two roadtrips...

Go Blue!

03/23/2012 - 3:09pm Union crushed UM at Yost back

Union crushed UM at Yost back in Novemeber....

03/21/2012 - 3:31pm Interesting indeed. Too bad

Interesting indeed. Too bad to see Smotrycz leave.

03/12/2012 - 10:44am Wonder if I can get the

Wonder if I can get the sports book at the Venetian to turn on the UM Hockey game as opposed to some other NCAA Hoops game? Chances of this are  <<<<< walking away with $10,000 from the craps table.

Excited for Vegas - Wednesday night through Sunday. Bring on the Madness!

Go Blue, beat all things Ohio (OU, BGSU, NTM).


03/11/2012 - 9:40pm Wow! 11Th Seed is going to

Wow! 11Th Seed is going to the Joe....



03/11/2012 - 11:05am Red alwasys says that

Red alwasys says that Michigan Hockey is as good as their seniors. Tiny Jesus has been great, and he as the ability (with our D) to pitch shutouts. Let's hope for a long "skate" this march through hockey's Big Dance!

Go Blue!

03/03/2012 - 10:05pm Well, Notre Dame just got the

Well, Notre Dame just got the empty netter..... so ND will sweep OSU. Wow, OSU goes from #2 in the country to OUT of the NCAAs in 2 months.....

With BG vs. NMU going to game 3 tomorrow, UM will play either Notre Dame (if BG wins) or Lake Superior State (if NMU wins).

Go Blue!

03/02/2012 - 1:47pm Overall, I thought J-Rose did

Overall, I thought J-Rose did a fine job with the role last night. I enjoyed his insight, and I thought he and Bardo were good with each other. Bardo seems "older" and more polished, but I thought their name dropping players for each other's schools was nice. Overall I thought they did well together. 

Can you imagine Mike Hart and Maurice Clarrett doing a UM / OSU football game togehter? No, I don't think that would work.

Go Blue!

03/02/2012 - 1:43pm Not having followed UM Womens

Not having followed UM Womens Hoops this year, I know they had a few good wins over ranked teams (included at OSU). With 20 wins, from the B1G, what are their chances of making the Big Dance?

02/26/2012 - 1:59pm It was Brenden Morrison who

It was Brenden Morrison who said that. He scored the OT game winning goal. Interestinly he also wore the same number Red did while at UM, number 9.

02/18/2012 - 9:17am Ohio will not end up in the

Ohio will not end up in the NCAAS unless they win the CCHA tournament. They are in a free fall.

As for the gut feeling tournament pairings. I've long beleived (even before the pairwise whcih has tried to make this process fair) that they NCAA Hockey Committee hates UM. Thus, I suspect we'll be a #2 Seed or #1 Seed in St. Paul and play Minnesota in the first round (the host) and if we win the winner of UMD vs. Michigan State. 2nd worst case - a 2 seed out east with BC as the 1 seed.


02/09/2012 - 11:38am I wonder if he has played too

I wonder if he has played too much hoops recently? He had a nice run to end the B1G last year, and B1G tourney and the NCAA, then he goes off to Europe with Team USA. I think he's tired. That's my guess. When the legs start to go, so does the jump shot and also the quick first  step to get into the lane and then elevate. 

He can help this team win doing other things than scoring - rebounding, taking charges, passes, and being a teammate (like he was with Matt's 3s). Also, it wouldn't hurt if he had 10 points, 5 assists and 8 boards a gama and he helped Morgan score more. 

I will say, there were a few Burke 3s that just looked so smooth. He might be the best pure shooter on the team. And next year with GR3 and Nik.... 

Go Blue!