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11/24/2018 - 10:06am Just moved back to Detroit…

Just moved back to Detroit after years in Chicago.  Any recommendations for a bar in the Royal Oak, Birm, Troy area that will also have audio for the game?  Thanks.

10/22/2018 - 8:01am Thanks for this!  I check…

Thanks for this!  I check into MGB at least 10-12 times/day but rarely post.  Felt compelled to do so here though to say thanks.  By no means am I any kind of expert, but loved the analysis and have felt similar feelings about Shea's reluctance to pull the trigger at times.  You mentioned the obvious to DPJ and there were others.  That said, I see the offense opening up little by little every game.  Feels like it could be Harbaugh getting incrementally more comfortable with Shea each game and/or a build-up to a more open offense for the osu game.  Either way, we have games coming in which we can't leave as many points on the field as it felt we did in the first half.  Btw, that leads me to asking what's up with Nordin?  Thanks again.

07/26/2018 - 9:46pm Excellent work young man! …

Excellent work young man!  Really enjoyed it.  

04/02/2018 - 5:59pm Not sure what ECMO is

But great to hear it helped your dad and prayers to him and your family.  Awesome video!

03/18/2018 - 8:10pm Ok, I rarely post, but that

Ok, I rarely post, but that was seriously awesome!  I run an emerging pro sports league and watch hype and highlight videos almost daily and that was some great work.  Well done, young man!

02/17/2018 - 7:53am Up vote

for that last sentence alone!

01/13/2018 - 6:11am Thanks to everyone posting here.

This diary was balanced with great support info.  Thanks for taking the time.  I don't get the chance to follow BB as much as I'd like and really enjoyed the overview.  Also, thanks to all who commented.  Great discussion without disintegrating into snarky crap that many of the threads do.  Thanks to all for an enjoyable read.  

05/24/2017 - 6:14am Love your first paragraph

describing the lil' guy's sweetness and positivity.  It always amazes me to see this in kids facing the types of challenges he is.  Prayers and positive thoughts to the Little Victor, you, the family and all who love him.  

04/11/2017 - 11:50pm Without question,

the best fight I've ever seen.  The icing on the cake was the respect they paid each other with the little forehead tap at the end.  Unbelievable fight.  

04/10/2017 - 9:07am Thanks UF. Sincerely appreciate

hearing that you're a fan and your comments.  We have a long way to go, but it's going to be an exciting journey!

04/10/2017 - 8:03am I post rarely, but had to share a laugh

at the pic of Commissioner Gordon.  I'm the Commissioner of the pro Ultimate Frisbee league across the US and Canada and my last name is Gordon.  Certainly never a shortage of Batman jokes!  Ina ll seriousness, wishing the best and a safe journey to Cam.  

02/14/2017 - 10:28am I don't tweet

but prayers to your dad and family.

01/27/2017 - 2:06pm If this were Facebook,

I'd find a way to double-like that post!  Some people seem to just have a direct connection to the big guy upstairs.  Apparently, I'm not "some people".  

01/24/2017 - 7:51am I rarely post

and really liked Inge, but that was so good, I felt compelled to post!  

10/26/2016 - 5:30am Great job, I liked it.

The only thing I'd add to some of the other comments is show the play developing just a bit more.  Many of the clips started with the D too close to the QB already and didn't allow the enjoyment of watching the O-lines get beat.  Great first effort, though!

10/11/2016 - 10:10pm Love everything about this!

Larry gets Michigan, but Michigan is the big winner here!

09/19/2016 - 3:23pm That is WAY cool!

Hope your beautiful daughter gets well soon.

08/22/2016 - 7:08am That gave me chills!

Awesome work.

07/27/2016 - 4:31pm I sorta agree,

Although I'm not sure if I have an issue with the jumpman or the size of it.  Just seems too big.  

07/16/2016 - 9:29am Was a great one 

04/23/2016 - 2:10pm I'm just going to assume

each RR and Hoke year was a dog year, so we're good!

03/09/2016 - 10:01pm I only have one word. . .


03/05/2016 - 10:05am Best post since signing day!

Needed this bad - thanks!

01/26/2016 - 10:44am My apologies

if someone has already brought this up, but I wonder if the depths of Harbaugh's approach and subsequent # of decommitments is essentailly a one-year thing.  I'm not saying that we won't see commits turned away in the future, but I don't believe Harbaugh will be going after recruits that were at the level this year's early recruits were because he won't have to.  It seems this is the year that has the most uncertainty early.  In future years, that shouldn't be the case, so I suspect we won't see this level of decommitments.

11/13/2015 - 2:09pm Truly excited to see Gabe fire that Cannon!

Hope he has an awesome time and prayers to him and your family.  

11/05/2015 - 7:51am While I check in 3-5 times a

While I check in 3-5 times a day, I rarely post, but felt compelled to here.  Awesome that you did that!  I also see that some active military are checking in.  A heartfelt thank you for your service.


04/24/2015 - 9:24pm I'll be at the Chicago Wildfire game

In Lisle, but pulling for MagnUM!

03/29/2015 - 1:37pm Ultimate Frisbee is awesome!

I came across this game 3 years ago and have since, gone from a neophyte to owner of one of the professional teams in the AUDL (professional league).  I even had a magnUM player on my team last year and one of M's women players (Flywheel) working with me.  I don't want to use MGoBlog as an advertisement for my personal interest in Ultimate, so won't embed any highlights, but if you don't know the game, get to know it.  It's unbelievably athletic, strong value set that every parent wants to teach their kids and played by over 5 million people in the US alone.  Awesome game.  

01/23/2015 - 11:32pm I met Ernie about 5 years ago

at my dentist's office down on Wacker.  To be honest, I was introduced to him only as Ernie and didn't realize who it was.  We talked for awhile  and he was just a kind and respectful man.  When I told him I was originally from Detroit, he couldn't stop talking about Al Kaline.  It didn't seem as if they knew each other, he was just a fan.  

I always liked him, but after that, I liked him a little more.

RIP Mr. Banks.

01/23/2015 - 9:34am So much misinformation in threads lately.

This is not directed specifically at MichiganSports, but I long for the days when the credibility of the material I read is greater than a 50/50 shot.  Tom VH is a friend and was responsible for getting me to join MGoBlog years ago and while I don't post much, I've really enjoyed the blog over the years for both its information and entertainment value.  However, it now seems the majority of posts are speculation disguised as information and not nearly as enjoyable.  I'm sure someone is going to tell me that if I don't like it I can leave - and they're right.  I just hope I don't have to.  Thanks and Go Blue!

09/30/2014 - 7:46am I thought being a Michigan Man

initially referred to the ideals that Michigan stood for, not that he was connected with the University at some point in the past, whether within a short or long-term tenure.  If that's correct, we don't have to forget the past, we should embrace it and appoint coaches whose value set reflect that (and you know, actually be able to coach) - regardless of whether they've ever worn Blue before, or not.

09/09/2014 - 8:23am Classic cracks in the armor comment.

When a person can not defend themselves, the classic reaction is to alter the focus and put the other party on the defensive.  So, instead of defending the indefensible on his side, he puts the attention on fans and puts them on the defensive.  

Sorry Brady, too transparent.  This isn't about "real" Michigan fans, it's about whether we have a "real" coach.  Keep the focus where it belongs.

08/30/2014 - 5:19pm  Sorry, don't know how to delete


08/30/2014 - 5:18pm It's not that the game is longer,

it's the feeling that there is absolutely no flow when at games anymore.  You just feel like you never get to see more than about 3-4 plays before there's another stoppage.  Very frustrating to be so excited for M football, see a possession growing and then have to stop again.  

EDIT:  Sorry, I don't know how to delete the copies!

08/30/2014 - 5:15pm It's not that the game is longer,

it's the feeling that there is absolutely no flow when at games anymore.  You just feel like you never get to see more than about 3-4 plays before there's another stoppage.  Very frustrating to be so excited for M football, see a possession growing and then have to stop again.  

08/04/2014 - 9:45am Haven't posted in over a year, but you just pulled me out of my

nutshell!  I admittedly don't know the team as well as Michiganman2014, so reading this was enlightening and got my motor going!  I'm now late for work but who cares, I'm stoked! 

As many stated, my concern (mild) is with the O-line.  In particular, I'm very interested to see how Magnuson does with the change and am holding my breathe just a bit with Kalis.  I believe in him, but he needs huge improvement this year.  I saw a comment from one poster stating that a simplified play-set by Nuss would help the O-line tremendously and I sense it could help Kalis the most. 

Damn, you got me excited for this year!  THanks MM14.

06/27/2014 - 9:36pm If you drink, and I assume you do. . .

I believe you need to go with "Sclerosis of the River"!

06/07/2013 - 10:32am I see what you did there!

Thanks for the stat on "made up" stats!  Gave me a good morning belly laugh!  Awesome.

09/27/2012 - 5:34pm Wow, I can't believe they still do that!

I spent a summer in Atlanta in the 80's and remember seeing that.  I also remember the golf course at Stone Mountain, which if I remember right, was pretty fun.  Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

05/27/2012 - 1:39am Seriously, I've never seen

Seriously, I've never seen anything like that.  What the hell was that!

05/27/2012 - 1:36am Ok, to be honest, I only

Ok, to be honest, I only listened to 15 seconds so I'm not sure how bad the whole thing was.  I literally couldn't subject myself to listening to any more.  One big UGHHHH!

05/18/2012 - 1:08pm jmdblue, I appreciate your

jmdblue, I appreciate your honest effort at an evaluation.  I can't do the same.  I've disliked this guy from the beginning (way before the M piece) simply because he comes across as very amateur-ish.  The M piece was just the icing on the cake.  Does he deserve to go to SI?  Who knows.  I'm just glad he's going anywhere.

04/30/2012 - 1:57pm I "liked" the site and posted

I "liked" the site and posted a separate statement on FB.  I really hope this kid is found and someone close kicks is ass for being so irresponsible (although it's certainly something I would have done at his age - and should have gotten my ass kicked too).  That would be so much better than the alternative.  Prayers to his family for a safe and quick return.

04/13/2012 - 7:05am I've never seen that

I've never seen that commercial - loved it!  I live in Chicago, but get back to see my parents in Saline once a month.  I rarely go up into AA but that commercial just clinched it, I'm going next week.  Btw, Helle, you undoubtedly have my favorite avatar!  I have six words for you. . .thank you, thank you, thank you.

04/10/2012 - 5:54pm I agree with the comments of

I agree with the comments of those suggesting that the West is going to be a beast to get through.  While Phoenix may be the only team in the top 6 without a chance to come out of the west, San Jose at 7 certainly has a chance.  I also completely agree with those stating the importance of a healthy Helm.  In fact, the health of many Wings will affect our chances.  While many are back, they simply are not healthy.  Helm's knee, Cleary's knee and Howard's groin are all concerns, IMO.  Being healthy enough to dress and being truly healthy are two very different things.  Btw, thanks to goblueram for setting up the MGoBlog challenge bracket!  Go Wings!

04/01/2012 - 9:08am I read the title, let out a

I read the title, let out a resounding FUCK!, opened the thread, and murmurred a SHIT, as I knew I had been had.  I'm half laughing and half pissed off right now.  Oh well, Ohio lost so it's still a good day, but you are definitely now on my Biatch List!  lol

03/29/2012 - 11:44am I loved the film of this

I loved the film of this kid.  I see what you're saying about not being explosive but he is square to his guy on every block and appears "county boy strong".  He seems like a kid that will never be a 10 but will always be an 8.  The first play set up the whole tape - he tossed his guy aside like a rag doll.  Definitely will be interested in seeing how he progresses physically.

03/29/2012 - 11:31am Skapanza, I was reading the

Skapanza, I was reading the posts in this thread and while I found them entertaining, I then saw yours and starting laughing my ass off!  Thanks for the giggle dude!

03/29/2012 - 11:25am I don't know that what I'm

I don't know that what I'm about to say is much different than what many have already said but seriously, I always enjoyed your posts.  There's a lot of pissing and moaning from time to time, but you're one of the few posters from an enemy camp that was always respectful and seemed to truly have his ear to the ground.  I don't know where the backlash is coming from or to what level, but I hope you brush it aside and continue on.  If not, it's been a joy reading your material.

03/27/2012 - 10:51am Cool wife!  Love her

Cool wife!  Love her attitude!