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01/11/2016 - 9:29am for years...

I called him the coolest man alive. There were musicians I like better. there were
definitely actors I liked better. There were people whose androgynous style was probably better. But I don't know if there was ever a better popular artist.

09/25/2015 - 1:35pm on a purely selfish level....

please yes. I'm in the Phoenix area and the chance two games of u of m hockey a year makes me happy....as to if it's good in the big picture...well, that's for tomorrow

09/17/2013 - 8:57pm ESPN Live?

If I have an X-Box, is it going to be on ESPN Live regardless of where I live?  (I'm in phoenix, so I think I'm getting UT normally)

04/21/2013 - 3:15pm Not a big Lion's fan...

but I teach at the high school that Dion went to out in Arizona.  I spot at the football games as well, and while I have no great insight on what kind of pro he will be, I hope he makes it.  What he went through his senior with the burns he suffered (if you've never read the story, here's a link, http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nfl--perseverance-leads-oregon-s-dion-jordan-to-brink-of-nfl-after-accident-almost-ended-his-dream-023331504.html) and how it affected his recruitment really makes me want to see the kid succeed.  I've never heard anything but good about him from the people who worked with him...

12/28/2011 - 3:12am while you're entitled to your opinion....

Your mindset about the popularity of soccer isn't current...MLS's average attendance is the 4th best of any US pro league...it's ahead of the NHL among others...

 

You're not making me mad or anything, I just want to make sure that people who haven't made up their mind on the issue yet have the right info...

09/27/2011 - 4:31pm So...

I teach high school English (we're actually in class now...shhh...don't tell), so I've read a lot of this list, and I have taught Eyes.  It's not my favorite to be sure (that'd be Grapes of Wrath...don't even get me started on how absolutely perfect that book is...which is why I was crushed that Staples gives it to OU on the most ridiculously obvious/surface level comparison)...ours is kinda a superficial comparison as well...what might have been better is to discuss how for years Eyes was ignored (our loss of our past stature) , and only when a devotee of the book, Alice Walker, (Brady Hoke) traveled back to literally the author's grave (return to past tradition) , did the book takes it's "rightful" place in the canon (our return to prominence)

09/11/2011 - 1:56am Maybe it was just out in the AZ ...

where I was at someone else's house (but not yours)....but I thought the 7 nation army thing was ridiculous (in a good way...as the kids are saying today  "it was sick")...I was adamantly against rawk (I am former MMB) until I saw that, but that did work...

08/24/2011 - 1:25am and....

A: Alabama

B: Stanford

C: TCU

D:ND

E: USC

unranked:  Texas

08/13/2011 - 9:45am This is a bit different than what you want...

but from my past knowledge of the prem, these are pretty accurate...it actually has piqued my interest in following Everton

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/6847160/premier-league-preview

05/12/2011 - 11:11am Lloyd's last game

I'm no huge lloyd fan, and I thought it was time for him to go...but the way the team played for him that last game against a team that was probably better in almost every respect (if I remember right on ESPN sportsnation, something like 91% of the country picked the Gators to win)...it wasn't that we won...it was that those young men showed the character and even dignity that I hope everyone who goes to U of M stands for, athlete or not...they never gave up...they were playing for something larger than themselves...not even just Lloyd, but what he stood for...what the block M stands for...(and that Arrington catch is still one of my clearest memories of a single play I have...)

05/11/2011 - 5:43pm Derrick Alexander...

I was in band when he was there and he was dating someone in the band for a bit...she always called him "poom poom"...I know it was never public...and lord knows it's a good thing it wasn't...but my wife and I still call him that, even in the mid 00s when he always seemed to wind up on at least one fantasy football team I had....

05/06/2011 - 1:29pm Ricky Powers...

came to U of M my freshman year and just tore it up.  He had  been a huge recruiting get (he was the #1 rb in the nation and I think the #1 recruit overall to some)...then something just happened...some thought it was the switch from a fast track (our articifical turf) to a slow one (the natural grass)...others that he plateaued...but everyone else got better and he didn't...my wife interviewed him for a class in journalism (back when U of M still had a journalism major) when he was senior and pretty much an occasional contributor...she was so impressed by him as a person and how he was able to deal with what, for many such recruits, would have been unfathomable...he didn't blame or lash out...he just was. I have often wondered about him and glad to see he landed on his feet...in many ways, I am as proud of him as of any Michigan player of my four years in a squared.

04/21/2011 - 6:45pm OK...I'm old, but....

2 traditional chocies:

Trading Places (My far and away #1...nothing else is even close)

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

2 that no one else but me will probably pick, but whatever...

Saved

Death to Smoochy

04/07/2011 - 9:15am nah....i suck at this

Maybe because I hardly ever make it back to a squared and have never done blast from the past I just can't figure either for sure...I've narrowed it 2 or 3 for each of you, but I'm stumped...really my memory sucks, don't be offended...

 

give me your initials and I'll pull the year books out of the attic tonight and check...

 

04/06/2011 - 1:39pm OK...I keep trying to figure out who the hell you all are

Obviously we've got some MMB alumni here and I keep trying to figure out which ones of you were there when I was and who I know.  I marched from 89-92 (rosebowl, gator bowl, rose bowl, rose bowl...beat that suckas....)...trumpet player...ranks 6 and 7...

Side note...my wife is an ex MMB twirler; the twirler auditions used to be way more pressure...no gaurantee at all you were marching just because you were in the band...I don't know if that was better or worse...

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Senor Plow no es macho, es solamente un borracho...

01/18/2011 - 4:36pm The timing of this....

would make some sense.  We've all been wondering why Hoke's waited so long on DC.  If he was, out of courtesy, waiting until after the Ravens' playoff run it would at least give a reason for the delay...not that that means I think it definitely will happen, but it would explain some things....

01/10/2011 - 11:23am Any other day of the year....

I'd agree, but not this game....ESPN has so many resources on the ground in AZ and so much time and money on this moment that we'd be just a blurb between personal interest stories about how nobody wanted Clay Matthews and Oregon's wacky play call signs...If we announce it two days from now we control a 24 hour cycle and have tons of resources that now have a lot less to do foucesed on us

12/11/2010 - 10:06am I was there...

I was in the marching band at that time and besides being a much less stressful trip than the three rose bowl trips during my other years (90-93 was a great bowl run...and well, for the band, the gator bowl was not something we were going to get up early and practice for a parade as often) I remember the decrepit stadium (it looked like it was made out of an erector set) and how the entire offensive line was named game MVP.  I remember at the pregame rally a player (can't remember exactly who) asking "Who are they to think they can beat Michigan".  We were still really pissed beacuse we were supposed to go to the Sugar Bowl but back in the days before autobids Virginia (I think) had accepted a very early bid and then lost their last game

11/16/2010 - 10:40am I remember...

McGuffie seeming reluctant to follow through with his commitment after the coaching change...He was late senidng in his LOI and he seemed to really be considering Cal.  I vaguely recall a quote where it seemed like he was coming more because of all the other players in that class he had persuaded to come, and that he felt beholden to them, then he was 100% in his decision...it just seemed a bad fit, and I never held it against him since he tried to do the right thing, even if for the wrong reasons.

11/10/2010 - 5:07pm I see your logic, but....

In this offense, as the Illinois game (and so many others) surely shows us, you can't rely on one QB to stay healthy.  I think DG is studly potential as well, and I don't think he'll crap out, but you just can't assume the next four years go smooth...You have to get Sousa or that kid out of North Carolina (Whose name escpaes me, sorry) for the what if...where would we have been in the Illinois (and even Iowa) game if we hadn't recruited two QBs in 2008?  Now, we had noneish on the roster then and three now...but in DG's Sr/Jr (assuming redshirt)year we can't just have one solid, experienced QB on the roster...

11/10/2010 - 10:09am weird...

I was actually thinking about this last night...that 21 is as much a part of Michigan lore as 1, but Biakabatuka messes up the slot tradition a bit...you put 313 on tOSU you're part of the lore...

11/10/2010 - 8:14am thanks....

And trust me, I wield that influence...I showed all my classes that video last year where the tOSU tuba player clocked the tv camera during script Ohio which (band trivia alert, was actually first performed by U of M)...and I used to teach them grammar by having them parse (identify parts of speech) The Victors which (further band trivia alert) was definitely not first performed by tOSU

11/09/2010 - 11:41pm Right here

I grew up in Mesa (Dobson High)  and attened U of M - graduated '93...four years in the marching band.  I'm back in AZ, teaching at Chandler High...