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07/16/2014 - 7:49am If you're a fan who wants to

If you're a fan who wants to see Jeter one last time before he retires, you're happy he announced it when he did. Can you imagine how upset people would be if they missed out on their chance to see him play one more time, just because he didn't announce it?

04/07/2014 - 5:01pm Why are people acting like

Why are people acting like Michigan had anything to do with Eminem being at the game last year? He was there to promote his album to the TV audience. It's not like anyone at the game even knew Eminem was there. Highly doubt Brandon had anything to do with his being there.

The Beyonce thing was Michigan's doing, though.

01/25/2014 - 7:42pm These fouls are an absolute

These fouls are an absolute joke.

04/29/2013 - 12:55pm There most definitely are

There most definitely are still places in the US where coming out or being perceived as gay could lead to severe discrimination and/or violence. I graduated from U of M in 2011, and I personally know more than one person who was gay bashed in Ann Arbor during my time as a student. This includes verbal and physical assault. So is still very much an issue even in a pretty liberal college town like A2.

And let's not forget that you can still be fired based on sexual orientation in 29 states, including Michigan.

12/03/2012 - 7:38pm I don't think Michigan is a

I don't think Michigan is a great team this year, but let's look at our four losses. Losses against the #1, #2, and #3 teams in the country, and a loss against Nebraska with a RS freshman behind center taking the first meaningful snaps of his career in a tough road environment. I think we have a better shot at this than some people might think.

11/26/2012 - 11:13pm Weak schedule? I think ND is

Weak schedule? I think ND is overrated, but they beat Stanford, Oklahoma, and USC (yes, without Barkley, I know). I don't think you can call that a weak schedule.

07/23/2012 - 10:56pm The players did nothing

The players did nothing wrong. They should be able to transfer wherever they want. If that happens to be to another school under sanctions, then so be it. It's their choice and they should have that right.

07/23/2012 - 7:17pm We'll also be getting the Big

We'll also be getting the Big Ten Conference Logo on all of our jerseys, per the football team's twitter.

07/23/2012 - 7:14pm The Yankees play the Mariners

The Yankees play the Mariners tonight, which means Ichiro will face his old team and home fans one last time. Very strange.

06/18/2012 - 6:18pm If one of the Wisconsin/MSU

If one of the Wisconsin/MSU games wins, it has to be the first one. I know the second one technically had more on the line since it was the title game, but the first one was far more memorable to me.

However, you have to give Under the Lights the edge, and I'm trying not to be biased (although it's hard, obviously). That game had everything! An epic comeback (we were down 17 in the 3rd quarter!) and 3 touchdowns in the final 1:12, including 2 in the final 30 seconds. The first Wisky/MSU game was exciting and memorable, but Under the Lights was insanity.

05/24/2012 - 3:35pm Wow, I had completely

Wow, I had completely forgotten about Geocities. Your assessment is spot on, however.

05/24/2012 - 10:03am To be fair, Michigan has a

To be fair, Michigan has a synchronized swimming team too. But I think it's a club sport here rather than varsity.

05/16/2012 - 12:48am Unfortunately, I graduated in

The dreaded double post. I appologize. 

05/16/2012 - 12:47am Unfortunately, I graduated in

Unfortunately, I graduated in 2011 and therefore missed UTL. Talk about a disappointment. I wish I could have been there! The 2009 ND game probably pales in comparison to those who were at UTL, but it was probably the craziest the stadium ever got while I was a student at Michigan. I remember losing my voice from screaming so loudly and everyone just going absolutely insane when Tate made that final TD pass. Such an awesome moment. So 2009 ND, 2010 triple OT Illinois, or 2008 Wisconsin were definitely some crazy, crazy moments. 

05/04/2012 - 10:35am It's such a sad way for him

It's such a sad way for him to go out. Seeing him choking up while being interviewed last night was really tough to see. 

04/29/2012 - 2:39pm The Avengers one is good, but

The Avengers one is good, but the Thor one is spectacular. Love it! 

04/28/2012 - 6:08pm Thank you, San Diego! Molk to

Thank you, San Diego! Molk to Chargers

04/28/2012 - 5:46pm When was the last time a

When was the last time a major national award winner (non-kicker/punter) from the previous year went undrafted? Come on, somebody pick him up! I feel terrible for him right now.

04/28/2012 - 5:25pm Which teams are realistic

Which teams are realistic possibilities to take a center at this point? I can't believe he's being passed over this much. 

04/24/2012 - 2:02pm

04/20/2012 - 4:41pm What type of press has this

What type of press has this been getting in and around Michigan? I'm curious if it's just the MGoBlog/internet fans expressing displeasure or if it's more widespread than that. 

04/18/2012 - 11:32pm Like a lot of other people, I

Like a lot of other people, I canceled my subscription after they increased their prices and split their DVDs and online streaming into two separate services. This just might convince me to restart my subscription. 

04/18/2012 - 11:19am Is it not lost on the MSU

Is it not lost on the MSU faithful that for 3 of those 4 years, we were as bad as we've ever been? I'll give them last year - they beat a good team, so good for them. But honestly, the other 3? Which teams with half a pulse DIDN'T beat us during those years? They all did! I just find it funny that they think it's some huge claim to fame and represents their ascension to glory when really those were the same teams getting beaten by Toledo and barely squeaking by UMass. Congrats, Sparty. You should be so proud! 

04/11/2012 - 1:03pm Jeremy Hellickson was hit in

Jeremy Hellickson was hit in the head by a ball during batting practice prior to today's game. Supposedly he was responsive and alert, but still went to the hospital of course. Hope he's okay.

ED: Supposedly he was hit by a homerun ball while he was throwing in the bullpen, so at least it wasn't a line drive. That's good news.

Oh, and Go Tigers.

04/05/2012 - 6:08pm If they are good enough to

If they are good enough to leave early and play in the NBA, then they'll get that money eventually. While they are in college, they get all their necessities paid for through their athletic scholarships. It's not like they're struggling to eat while they're still in school. 

04/05/2012 - 1:42pm The Rays are definitely an

The Rays are definitely an exception to the norm, if only for the fact that they have the 2nd lowest payroll and can compete (and win) in the toughest division in baseball. But how much of an exception are they really? Let's look at the 2011 payrolls for the teams that got into the postseason last year.

Tampa Bay: 29th
Texas: 13th
Yankees: 1st
Detroit: 10th
Philadelphia: 2nd
St. Louis: 11th
Milwaukee: 17th
Arizona: 25th

3 of 8 teams (~38 percent) in the postseason were in the lower half of the league in payrolls. The same percentage was true for the 2010 season. That's not as lopsided as you might think. It seems to suggest that although it is certainly harder to compete with smaller payrolls, it might not be as much of an abberation as you suggest. 

04/05/2012 - 12:33pm They were 10th in 2011. They

They were 10th in 2011. They are 5th this season.

04/05/2012 - 12:30pm What about the Rays? In 2011,

What about the Rays? In 2011, they had the second lowest payroll of any MLB team. They won the AL Wild Card. As of last year at least, the Orioles had the 3rd highest payroll in the AL East yet still finished dead last. (This is all according to CBSSports figures, fyi.)

Money helps teams win. There's no doubt about it. But there's obviously a lot more to it than that. Plus, there's a big difference between buying top free agents and developing awesome players from within. The Yankees have obviously done their share of purchasing players (CC, Tex, A-Rod, etc.). But at the same time, a lot of their big players came up through the Yankee farm system - Jeter, Rivera, Cano, Posada, Pettite, as well as guys like David Robertson,  Brett Gardner, Phil Hughes, and several others. So yes, the Yankees have the money to pay those guys to stay, but they are also the ones who developed that talent to begin with.

Of course there are the A-Rods and CCs of the world, but every team has some of that. I mean, look at Fielder's contract. If the Tigers win the World Series this year, then you could have the same "bought the championship" argument. They now have the 5th highest payroll in the MLB.

04/05/2012 - 9:58am The dredded double post. My

The dredded double post. My appologies. 

04/05/2012 - 9:57am The NL East should be

The NL East should be interesting this year. The Phillies should still be very good thanks to their pitching, but they won't be as dominant as in years past with injuries to guys like Ryan Howard and Chase Utley. A lot of people are expecting big years from the Nats and possibly even the Marlins too, and Atlanta should compete as always. I normally don't follow the NL too much, but this could be an interesting division race. The same is true for the AL East, as Toronto is expected to improve this year as well. Should be a good season! 

04/04/2012 - 9:40pm At least he has a cool name.

At least he has a cool name.

04/04/2012 - 2:21pm The heart of the problem is

The heart of the problem is that a lot of people just don't understand the value of a college education. That's unfortunate. It always seems like the guys that complain about this are the 1% that make it to the NFL and thus don't see a need for a college education in the first place.  I wonder if the players who know they'll never make it professionally are more appreciative of their free education? 

04/04/2012 - 11:13am That was BS, no doubt about

That was BS, no doubt about it. On the bright side, it arguably helped us win that game as it extended stoppage time just long enough for the US to score the tying goal and send the game to PKs. Karma.

03/31/2012 - 10:27am Even if Shane wouldn't be a

Even if Shane wouldn't be a complete disaster as a freshman, wouldn't you rather have 5th year senior Shane than true freshman Shane? Especially if the QB playing instead of freshman Shane is a senior/redshirt junior? 

03/24/2012 - 12:32am Love Denard's comment about

Love Denard's comment about not being sure that he's the starting quarterback. Such great humility and lack of complacency. Such an awesome guy.

03/21/2012 - 5:59pm We need a good Lloyd Brady

We need a good Lloyd Brady photoshop thread or something to make everyone feel better.

03/21/2012 - 4:08pm Yeah, and his recent twitter

Yeah, and his recent twitter posts confirm this. He just couldn't handle the pressure and criticism that came along with it. He belongs with a mid-major.

03/21/2012 - 1:11pm This isn't the place to talk

This isn't the place to talk about people needing religion in their lives.

03/21/2012 - 1:02pm Seems like a bad match

Seems like a bad match culture-wise. As a New Yorker, I don't see New York falling in love with Tebow and the whole religious thing as much as a lot of other places would. Time will tell. 

03/21/2012 - 12:59pm My first Michigan game was

My first Michigan game was App State and I graduated after Rich Rod's last year. Suffice to say, I didn't see a whole lot of great football during my time at Michigan. But, I did get to see this kid play live. I'll forever be thankful for that. Thanks for being an awesome representative of the university, DRob. 

03/21/2012 - 10:13am I'll be curious to see how

I'll be curious to see how Jesus Montero does in Safeco Field - much different hitting environment than Yankee Stadium. I still think he'll be in the talk for top 5 rookies, but maybe not as much as he would have been with the Yankees.

Agree about Matt Moore. The kid was phenomenal last season in the limited action we saw of him. 

I've also heard a lot of talk about Bryce Harper. He'll start the season in AAA but I've heard rumblings that he could emerge in the MLB lineup before the seaon is over. I expect big things from him whenever he makes the jump. 

03/20/2012 - 6:50pm Just like they scheduled

Just like they scheduled Boise State....once Kellen Moore is gone, of course. 

03/20/2012 - 6:48pm MSU wants to be nationally

MSU wants to be nationally relevant. Scheduling an OOC game against a team like Oregon is a good way to make sure all eyes are on you when most teams are playing cupcakes. 

03/17/2012 - 10:28am Agreed. Smot's dribbling

Agreed. Smot's dribbling error may have been the straw that broke the camel's back, but we shouldn't have been in that situation to begin with. You could just as easily blame Stu and Novak for their poor showings, Burke for jacking up 9 million contested 3s at the end instead of passing or prolonging the game by getting an easy 2, or THJ for bad shot selection. Or, in other words, THE TEAM. 

Smot didn't lose the game for us. The team lost it together. Sucks, but it happens. 

03/17/2012 - 10:01am Karma? Really? 

Calling OSU

Karma? Really? 

Calling OSU "Ohio" is not an insult to Ohio U. Michigan fans don't have an issue with Ohio U (especially after the epic Mascot beatdown) and fans of both schools tend to hate OSU. The only way that calling OSU "Ohio" could in any way be construed as an insult to Ohio U is, as someone else pointed out, as an error of omission. But it's not some purposeful insult to them.  


03/17/2012 - 12:31am You do realize that Hoke has

You do realize that Hoke has nothing to do with who the basketball team beats or loses to, yes? 

03/17/2012 - 12:27am If it had to happen to us,

If it had to happen to us, I'm glad it happened on the same day that Missouri and Duke fell. Those were much bigger upsets and should help our loss be forgotten soon, hopefully. 

03/17/2012 - 12:16am It's funny BECAUSE it pisses

It's funny BECAUSE it pisses them off so much. It's weird that calling them by a name that they spell out as their main school cheer is so offensive to them. It makes no sense. So, the fact that they find issue with it is stupid and funny. 

And it's no different than OSU calling us "The School Up North". 

03/16/2012 - 8:28pm I hope the Michigan fans in

I hope the Michigan fans in the building help pump up the team for the next half. Ohio's fans have been loud from the start. We have to temper their momentum. 

03/16/2012 - 8:15pm Novak has been ice cold

Novak has been ice cold lately.