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06/22/2018 - 11:14am Rooting for this kid, would…

Rooting for this kid, would be great to see him a two sport all-conference athlete.

06/13/2018 - 11:55am As someone that transferred…

As someone that transferred from LSA into engineering I have a bit of experience with this. My first question is what is his GPA? I know that back in the 90s at least the minimum GPA for even IOE was a 3.0.

 

Also, and this might sound obvious, but such a move will surely set him back a semester or two. I actually took a big risk by taking ME classes before I even got into engineering school to lessen the blow. Luckily I got in so those classes weren't wasted.

06/13/2018 - 11:28am Sort of odd that they…

Sort of odd that they announced each specific stadium 8 years out. I assume if any location builds a new stadium they have the option to play there instead. 

06/12/2018 - 1:12pm Best best move is to take…

Best best move is to take the purple line up then bum beers and food from various tailgates.

06/12/2018 - 1:10pm When I lived in Chicago a…

When I lived in Chicago a few years ago I decided to buy a pair of NW season tickets as they had a very good home schedule that included Michigan, OSU, MSU among others. Think I sold my OSU tickets for a hundred more than I spent for the entire season. Not a bad idea depending on the rest of their schedule. 

06/11/2018 - 11:20pm well son-of-a.....

 

Ok,…

well son-of-a.....

 

Ok, forget the SEC part, it's a meaningless detail. My post is still clever and needs to be discussed. The top two quarterbacks coming out of HS two years in a row transfer from a southern school to a big ten school. That's pretty odd.

06/11/2018 - 8:50pm yeah, friend of mine went to…

yeah, friend of mine went to school with him at NW and they are still close friends. She said he's a really great guy and I have no reason to not believe her. 

06/11/2018 - 8:47pm So continuing this former #1…

So continuing this former #1 HS ranked QB transferring from the SEC to the BigTen who ends up with Trevor Lawrence? I'm going with Indiana.

06/03/2018 - 7:39pm I along with a fellow mgoblog

I along with a fellow mgoblog poster have gone a few times as we also live very close. I went down yesterday late morning hoping that catch some of it but I think they hit the field in the afternoon which I couldn't make because of an event. Today at a graduation so wasn't able to go today either.

It's a cool event to have in our backyard.

06/01/2018 - 12:00pm Ugghh we could have used an

Ugghh we could have used an extremely average quarterback last season

05/18/2018 - 4:26pm Let’s sue

Let’s sue

05/18/2018 - 4:23pm lol

lol

05/17/2018 - 4:22pm Shitter's full Clark

Can't see the lines, can ya Russ?

05/17/2018 - 4:05pm Shitter's full Clark

Shitter's full Clark

05/14/2018 - 6:06pm ahh sons of bitches. when I

ahh sons of bitches. when I was there in 2002 that wasn't the case. We could walk right into that castle. Also wanted to point out it's not a 4 hour train ride, looks like there is  2.5 hour option.

05/14/2018 - 5:52pm I was going to mention the

I was going to mention the Kunstpark Ost area but thought I'd double check it first. Apparently that area is now called Kultfabrik. It's the biggest nightlife area in Munich. I spent a week there one night.

http://www.cityscouter.com/travelguides/munich/Kultfabrik-Kunstpark-Ost…

 

Also, not sure if you have time for a day trip, but this is an absolute must if you have time. The Neuschwanstein Castle in Füssen is fantastic. It's a 4 hour train ride away though so it would be a full day trip.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuschwanstein_Castle

05/12/2018 - 6:57pm lol, was going to let the

lol, was going to let the first zinger go. But since you doubled down where did you go to grad school?

05/12/2018 - 12:44pm what does "out damn spot"

what does "out damn spot" mean?

05/10/2018 - 8:59pm Not grad school, but I

Not grad school, but I transferred in for undergrad and lost a ton of Credits. I'm guessing it will be the same. Grad school seems even more specific so I'm willing to bet it won't be good news.

05/09/2018 - 2:36pm I posted an article in the

I posted an article in the paper out here a bit ago about three local kids going to Michigan. I wasn’t paying much attention to the season but when I heard a few freshmen were contributing I assumed it was these kids. Turns out none of them have played much this year, other freshmen are playing quite a bit though.

Things seem to bode well considering how talented and large this last class is.

05/08/2018 - 10:56pm I'm big on craft beer. So I

I'm big on craft beer. So I try to find a nice restaurant with good selection. Always sit at the bar for dinner and try the local IPA(s).

05/07/2018 - 10:37pm This is probably accurate.

This is probably accurate. Not sure anything has changed regarding Stanford for him. I'd sure as well have a hard time turning down Stanford to be honest.

05/07/2018 - 5:49pm I'm 6'5 and have to sleep

I'm 6'5 and have to sleep diagonally if the bed has a footboard. #firstworldproblems

05/05/2018 - 9:30pm What did you net?

What did you net?

05/02/2018 - 10:53am Yep, that caught my attention

Yep, that caught my attention as well. I lived in MoJo sophomore year. Two Long Island freshman girls got assigned a North campus dorm. They paid two girls in MoJo $10,000 to switch dorms at the beginning of the year. Was just telling this story to someone yesterday.

04/27/2018 - 10:09pm DT from Fort Hays State

DT from Fort Hays State drafted a bit ago, Hurst still on the board.

04/26/2018 - 10:22am Well UNCWolverine beat Saddi

Well UNCWolverine beat Saddi in 1992. My high school team played Sexton in summer ball before our senior year. I remember hearing a lot about him before we played, but we were able to get the best of him that day. I’ve never mentioned this before but this post seemed like a good time to throw it out there.

I have to be honest I was a bit skeptical when he was hired, but what a great move by Beilein. Go blue.

04/09/2018 - 4:35pm Been in socal for 13 years so

Been in socal for 13 years so tough to beat. Flying back there now after four days in Napa/Sonoma, I'd be fine living up here as well. Weather not as nice but so beautiful and chill.

04/06/2018 - 3:57pm Nope, probably not. The

Nope, probably not. The things that would motivate our mostly rational minds and what motivatea 17 year old's decisions have proven to be light years away from each other. I expect nothing to change regardless of what Beilein has done in player development and March success.

03/26/2018 - 12:37am losers complain about doing

Losers always whine about their bestWinners go home andfuck the prom queen

03/25/2018 - 7:00pm Wait, you're going to

Wait, you're going to randomly be in St. Paul, MN on April 5th? What are the chances?

03/25/2018 - 6:56pm I was there in 2013 and at

I was there in 2013 and at the FF in 2008 and pretty sure they didn't sell beer.

Why did you thank the security/staff at Staples? Did something out of the ordinary happen?

03/22/2018 - 10:45pm Brought a non-sports fan date

Brought a non-sports fan date to the game. Before we got out of the Uber at Staples I said, "prepare yourself for a fuck ton of Michigan fans". She asked, "a fuck ton?". I replied, "yep".

We walked into yard house for a beer about 90 minutes before the game. She looked at me and said, " there are a FUCK TON of Michigan fans here".

It was fantastic. Madison Square Garden West.

03/22/2018 - 2:24pm Actually I am dadbod’s friend

Actually I am dadbod’s friend and I’d like to know. So he’s sort of being honest.

03/22/2018 - 1:58pm Pat, I might have a few for

Pat, I might have a few for Saturday. Let's win this sucker tonight then talk. Go blue.

03/22/2018 - 1:57pm Yes just the two games

Yes just the two games tonight.

03/20/2018 - 2:14pm I hope their applications

I hope their applications plummet. Because nothing else seems to be getting their attention.

03/19/2018 - 6:20pm no, different section. 
Going

no, different section. 

Going to be fun to watch from a suite I think. Ours should be mostly all Michigan fans so that will be fun.

03/19/2018 - 5:45pm I'll be there. Out crew

I'll be there. Out crew actually got suite tickets on StubHub. No food or drink included but it will be nice to all sit/stand together in a suite with couches, TV's, etc.

Looks like still quite a few suite tickets available. They are a bit pricey but I think well worth the convenience.

03/19/2018 - 5:43pm As pointed out StubHub has a

As pointed out StubHub has a day of ticket office a few blocks from Staples. So just look for tickets that have "pick up" as an option.

03/18/2018 - 7:45pm 4 games?

4 games?

03/14/2018 - 3:27pm Good for him. I’m actually in

Good for him. I’m actually in a lot of Achilles’ tendon related surgeries. In fact I’m in the OR right now waiting for one to start.

An Achilles tear is very common obviously and low risk repair. But when it gets infected and begins to necrotize that’s where you have to worry. Your entire foot and leg could be 100% healthy. But there are few options to replace an Achilles’ tendon. Amputation as he mentioned is usually the next step, no pun intended.

03/13/2018 - 3:50pm I’m still trying to figure

I’m still trying to figure out what all of this has to do with the Long Beach State baseball team...

03/10/2018 - 1:26am Fuck dook

Fuck dook

03/09/2018 - 3:40pm oh cool, where was your

oh cool, where was your cottage?

 

03/09/2018 - 11:29am hey bud, cool to see you here

hey bud, cool to see you here as well. You like my pic? Ha. That was a Bud Barnes special that went into our local paper. I like that you can see the Cardinals in the background, he framed it very well. Think we did about 10 takes of that dunk before he said he got it right. Had no idea until it hit the paper.

yes you did, we couldn't have done any of that without a few of you juniors, and the soph, contributing as well. You guys really stepped up with some big 3s for us.

Wow, that was 25 fugging years ago!! Crazy how time flies by. Take care man.

03/09/2018 - 11:25am yep, that's it. cool that you

yep, that's it. cool that you remember that.

03/09/2018 - 11:24am thank you for your original

thank you for your original post, very relevant this time of year.

03/09/2018 - 11:23am thanks man.

thanks man.

03/09/2018 - 1:43am wow, this question really

wow, this question really caught my eye.

I went to high school in a small farm town in SW Michigan, graduating in the early 1990s. My junior year I hardly played at all, probably even saw action in about 8 of our 22 games. My senior year I was our 6'4" starting center. I don't think I guarded a guy shorter than me the entire season. Needless to say we were not expected to do anything in the playoffs, finished the regular season at 11-9.

The class B districts were held at Battle Creek Pennfield. They were 18-2 and ranked #6 in the state. Not to get too cheesy but we went into the tournament feeling like we were much better than our 11-9 record. We had a 2 guard on our team that was very good but just didn't get the attention he deserved based on where we were from. We beat Pennfield by 30 points. Our 11-9 small town team beat the 18-2 #6 team in the state by 30 on their home court. We went on to win 2 more games (Hillsdale, Albion) to win districts. This was our town's first district title in 7 years.

Up next was Coloma playing at Mattawan's new gym outside of Kalamazoo. They were ranked #13 in the state (others receiving votes). We scraped by them to earn a regional champioship game against 23-1 #2 ranked Comstock featuring 6-8 future Marquette and Atlanta Hawk Chris Crawford who finished 4th in Mr. Basketball that year. So here I was a 6'4 skinny kid trying to guard a future NBA kid that was averaging something like 35 per game that season. I inexplicably "held him" to I think 25 points and we pulled off a huge upset to advance to the state quarterfinals.

This was probably one of the best days of my life, even now. Similar to your story my hometown absolutely rallied around our tournament run. I recall at our practices during our run people would start to show up just to watch us practice, most of our fathers along with just random fans. I also remember one time I went to McDonald's after practice and people that I didn't even know were coming up to me to wish me luck in our next game. It was very surreal. We also had police/firetruck escorts from our HS to I-69. It was truly a special time.

We face Muskegon Heights in the state quarters at Grand Rapids CC. My hometown is 9,000 people and I honestly think they projected 5,000-6,000 fans made the two hour drive. I remember during warm ups watching most of the players on their team putting down dunks which had always been verboten. But for some reason the officials didn't seem to care. I was the only player on our team that could dunk so my teammates and our crowd were urging me to dunk to show them that we could do that as well. The energy was electrifying so I couldn't help myself, I threw down a dunks to appease everyone, but knew if I did too much I'd wear myself out.

Our biggest lead was 11 early on after I hit a baseline turn around jumper, and I wasn't known for scoring so I think we all felt that if that shot went in we couldn't lose. Our 2 guard scored 38 that night which I think was a point away from our school record. It wasn't enough, we ended up losing by 3 that night. I fouled out attempting to take a charge with about a minute left. I swear 3 of my fouls were about as bad as the officiating in the Iowa game last week.

I found out later that had we won that game, the real Hoosiers coach Marvin Wood had already confirmed that he would have sat on our bench at Chrisler against Flint Powers in the state semie. The Heights blew Flint Powers doors off that game, and most of us were there to see it. It was tough to watch that knowing that we only lost by 3 and we felt we were jobbed a bit by the officials. We just knew we could have also beaten Powers and played in the state championship, with Marvin Wood on our bench as well.

Sorry so long, but your question just brought back so many memories.

 

Go Blue.