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12/06/2018 - 7:38pm I was a freshman in 1989.  I…

I was a freshman in 1989.  I would trade that basketball championship for JT Barrett to have been called down short of the first down just to beat OSU one time, and never think twice about it.

Not even close.

11/30/2018 - 12:00pm NET is a better name than…

NET is a better name than RPI, so we've got that going for us.

11/26/2018 - 11:07pm I was hoping we could play…

I was hoping we could play UCF.  Shut them up with their undefeated, we deserve a chance nonsense.

11/24/2018 - 6:06pm This year's version of…

This year's version of Alabama seems better than that one.  

11/24/2018 - 5:47pm That is exactly right on the…

That is exactly right on the nose. Shea was pressured, Haskins was not. Shea' performance was pretty good given that pressure. If the pressure were reversed, I think overall QB performance would have been reversed, and possibly the score.

11/24/2018 - 5:37pm Beating Wisconsin doesn't…

Beating Wisconsin doesn't matter.  Blowing out PSU doesn't matter.  I would gladly have lost to Wisconsin and Penn State to win this, but that isn't how it works.  If we don't beat OSU nothing else matters to me at this point.  You can feel how you want.  I can feel how I want. I will never be happy again.

11/24/2018 - 5:31pm There is no such thing as…

There is no such thing as joy in the world.  We will never beat them, we aren't even close.  There is no better coach for us, and it doesn't matter, for the rest of my life all I expect is a loss to them every Thanksgiving weekend, forever.  Even the Lions have a better chance of ever winning on Thanksgiving weekend.

11/21/2018 - 2:02pm Not going but I think a…

Not going but I think a script

L  I  A  R  

with urban's face as the dot on the I with a caption: 
"Dotting the I since 2009"

 

Could also have a picture of fans posing in M gear (WD can loan them some) in the letters of Liar and have the caption "Hang on Sloopy"

 

 

10/21/2018 - 3:11pm I made the call, yelling at…

I made the call, yelling at the TV screen before the play, "Fake to Higdon, Patterson keep it!"  And it still fooled me watching it, I thought Higdon had the ball.  It was a great fake.

If you don't believe me, just ask me, I'll tell you it really happened that way. 

I also called Higdon running away from the 4 wide receivers on the other side of the field against Wisconsin for a TD.

Now if I could just get most of those lottery numbers right, I don't need a billion, a million is fine.

10/10/2018 - 9:41am Change one M to an A and…

Change one M to an A and have Bo Sheabechler

 

Edit: and remove a C

10/03/2018 - 9:34am I would say O'Brien started…

I would say O'Brien started the rebuild did the heavy lifting and set up the foundation for Franklin, Harbaugh had a good defense from Hoke but not much on offense.   The starting point for Franklin was ahead of where Harbaugh started, though as I wrote this I convinced myself it is a smaller gap than I thought when I felt compelled to reply.

09/12/2018 - 8:48pm Plus all my points to you…

Plus all my points to you for this, lol.

07/26/2018 - 10:56pm Another question is, people…

Another question is, people like me and the rest of the event team factor into it?  As a ticket taker, I previously got $25 per game and I'm paid via the university payroll system just like all other employees (they bumped it up to $30 this year so I guess I may have taken part in the salary increase :))

07/05/2018 - 12:33am I too am at 30 years since…

I too am at 30 years since high school, though I never heard if we had a reunion.  I think 30 years went by pretty damned quick.

01/13/2018 - 12:35pm Never gets old

I've heard seamen jokes now for almost 40 years.  I haven't gotten tired of them, don't think I ever will, and this is the best yet.

12/24/2017 - 7:06pm Calvin and

14 other recievers. If you keep drafting recevier after reciver and only one is worth a draft pick, thats not a good record.

12/11/2017 - 1:22pm New practice rule

Next year the NCAA will pass a rule that bowl practices are only allowed to occur at your home facility or at the bowl venue itself.  

10/29/2017 - 10:45pm This deserves at least one comment

I'm mostly a lurker but I enjoyed givng this a quick read.  Thanks for putting it together, I guess though, it just doesn't leave much to discuss.

09/27/2017 - 9:36pm Mmmmm kittens.

I would be more inclined to try it if it DID contain ground up kittens, as long as the were skinned properly so that the fur doesn't trigger my allergy.  I still haven't forgiven ancient Egypt for the domestication of those awful creatures.  I would think when I traveled for business to Thiland years ago that somewhere I unknowkingly had "chicken" that was actaully kitten, so I'm pretty sure it was good.

But I will try Latana even if it is kitten free, since I like most hummos.

09/21/2017 - 8:02pm Not a big difference

Between Purdue and PureDunce

09/10/2017 - 1:14pm Roughing on Gary is NOT deserved

I've re-watched it a dozen times, there is less than one second between release of the ball and contact with the QB.  There was no extra step where Gary could have not taken it and stopped soooner.  If you think it was roughing you need to stop drinking and go to bed.

09/02/2017 - 12:04pm Homesure lending

Just contacted Matt yesterday about a refinance, Seems like a really nice guy, looking forward to getting it done and helping him grow his business and increase mgoblog support.

08/08/2017 - 9:59pm YES

The inverse of fucking awesome is awsome fucking, at which, I'm an expert.

Sue me, but I like them with either the blue or the maize pants, just not everyday.  These are superior to every alternate we have had previously and likely better than we will actually ever see on the field after them.

03/15/2017 - 9:38am That was Dumar's explanation

I didn't think it was a buzz about Darko, it was the way Dumars explained his pick after it was made.  If there was any buzz about the secod best player it was Carmelo that was talked about the most, at least the way I remember it.  

 

The one good trade Dumars made was the deal that brought Sheed here, he did luck his way through the Grant Hill sign and trade.  Like many championships, a little luck and a little savvy combined got it done.  

 

Hiring LB should be a huge credit to Joe D too, even knowing it would end badly after 2-3 years when he was hired, and only getting 2 years, it was a great move.  They win nothing without both Sheed and LB.

02/24/2017 - 10:57am Open faced PB Egg sandwich

I love to take a peice of wheat toast, butter, then peanut butter, then Jelly, and finally on top, an egg fried over easy in a cast iron skillet in bacon grease.

02/21/2017 - 8:59pm I can picture that in my mind

And it has a song to go with it.

 

It's over . . . .

 

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

 

 

02/14/2017 - 8:06pm Next up

the NBA should be Nike Basketball Association, let the negotionations begin.

I am not against it in anyway.

 

MLB could be Marlboro Baseball League

NHL, ? 

WWE, Westinghouse Wrestling Entertainment

NFL, ?  Verizo - N Football League.

I see no reason to not have league wide sponsers at every level, in every sport, it has worked for Nascar Winston Cup/Sprint Cup for 40 years why did it take so long to catch on?

 

 

 

 

01/20/2017 - 7:38pm It's absolutely true BUT YOU don't seem to know it.

http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/index.ssf/2015/05/michigan_athletics_15…

 

The athletic department in 2015 had a $15 million surplus.  Do you seriously think it would cost over a million dollars per trip for 12 trips for the entire football team and coaches?  Even that would just eat up the surplus and not take ANYTHING from the non-revenue sports at all, which was your other argument.  I'm not saying they should do a trip a month, but the pont is, they could afford it, even at that extreme level.

 

 

Yes,that is department surplus not just football surplus so how about this.

 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/aliciajessop/2013/08/31/the-economics-of-co…

 

Granted this is 2011 data but M football expenses vs revenue

Michigan $23,640,337 $85,209,247

 

I don't think you have a grasp of the true vastness of the money involved, so I hope this gves you an inkling of an idea.

 

Those were just the easiest results from a google search, I didn't spend more than a few seconds trying to gather it, or insist it be current.

11/06/2016 - 9:33pm Pretty Please

Please don't think that, please, please, PLEASE! 

10/25/2016 - 9:55pm When they say we are arrogant

I always correct them and say the word you meant to use was "accurate."  They are easily confused.

10/25/2016 - 2:18pm To really test your "Math" (counting) try 14 instead of 8.
5 2002 Ann Arbor #15 Michigan 49–3
96 2003 East Lansing #13 Michigan 27–20
97 2004 Ann Arbor #14 Michigan 45–373OT
98 2005 East Lansing Michigan 34–31OT
99 2006 Ann Arbor #6 Michigan 31–13
100 2007 East Lansing #14 Michigan 28–24
101 2008 Ann Arbor Michigan State 35–21
102 2009 East Lansing Michigan State 26–20OT
103 2010 Ann Arbor #17 Michigan State 34–17
104 2011 East Lansing #23 Michigan State 28–14
105 2012 Ann Arbor #23 Michigan 12–10
106 2013 East Lansing #22 Michigan State 29–6
107 2014 East Lansing #8 Michigan State 35–11
108 2015 Ann Arbor #7 Michigan State 27–23

 

09/26/2016 - 1:20am I remember creature feature

I had to run out of the room as the opening camera view slowly panned up starting at the feet of a (now I know probably rubber suited) Godzilla-ish monster becuase I was too scared to see the face.  I thought it was channel 50 WKBD though, but then I could be mixing that up with "The Ghoul."

09/23/2016 - 10:18am Great work

It's like you wrote this just for me!  I have wondered about exactly this history in the past, I remember thinking we were in good shape for a long time when ND had a 3-9 season, it turned out to not be very long at all until we had our own.

Thanks for doing this.

10/17/2015 - 11:20pm Its tribal and its in our DNA

We feel this way becuase it is deep within our human nature to be tribal.  Michigan is our gang. The ups and downs and the way we express ourselves vicariously through these young men claiming superiority over our rivals and hpoing to let it be proven, keeps us from physically fighting it out with our own destructive voilent tendencies.

10/17/2015 - 10:57pm Well Fuck

Reading this made me feel a little fucking better

09/07/2014 - 10:53am This makes no sense

The year Gardner was willing to become a reciever just to help the team, Bo would have benched him, according to you.

09/07/2014 - 10:51am For what its worth, almost nothing

I think the legends jerseys are a great idea but they poorly executed, beat to death, over used them already.  They shouldn't even give out one every year, they should be for just the most exceptional players.

06/08/2013 - 11:00pm Make your own smoker from a garbage can.

I have heard about this and I would like to try it someday, maybe it would work for you.

http://cruftbox.com/cruft/docs/elecsmoker.html

This claims they paid $12 for the garbage can, I paid $25 for mine at lowes but I used it for garbage, I would get a new one dedicated to only smoking.

I saved the side burner from an old propane BBQ  that was ready for the garbage and I plan to use that instead of an electric hotplate.

05/16/2012 - 12:13am There have been several, most

There have been several, most of mine have already been mentioned and I realize how lucky I am to have been at so many of the previous posted games. 

 

The earliest truly nutso win I remember being there for was when Phil Brabb's kicked the game winner at the end to beat Washington.  I was in the end zone row 6 and felt like I could have caught the ball if the net handn't been raised.  I was jumping up and down hugging some guy next to me before I realized my Dad had been siting on the OTHER side of me.  The guy hugged back, it was weird, in retrosepct.

03/30/2012 - 9:38pm There is no such streak

Two years ago they gave away tickets to the Event Staff so that they could invite family to see UMass.  That game was no a sellout.  The only streak alive is that of games with over 100,000 in attandence.  I don't think there is any danger in that ending any time soon.

03/17/2012 - 2:03am U R

Quite Stupid.

01/21/2012 - 10:31am I'm a little disappointed

In the UM coach just sitting down.  He comes off better probably the way he handled it, but part of me wanted him to say, "You had your chance to talk little brother, now please respect my time to talk and don't interrupt me again."

11/08/2011 - 12:25am AND on the ONE non TD play

He made the right decision and threw it away rather than force a play that wasn't there on first down.

10/23/2011 - 9:22pm For the nearly 40 crowd.

 

I knew facepalm guy, facepalm guy was a friend of mine. . . And Senator . . .  

You're NO facepalm guy.

10/23/2011 - 11:04am It's a common misconception

But there isn't a league I can think of that uses divisional record first in determining standings.  It also doesn't really make sense to me.  If the Tigers were 72-90 overall, 62-10 in thier division, and 10-80 against other divisions I don't think they should be considered divisional champs and make the playoffs.

MLB, NBA, NHL, NFL all use overall record to seed within division, then use head to head record to break a tie, then use divisional record if head to head is a tie.

I would like somone to name a league of any sport that uses division record first, maybe some HS FB Conferences?  I'm just curios where the idea comes from, I fell for it myself until I thought about it just a little.

10/01/2011 - 12:07am I don't understand where you are coming from

I like the song, I liked it before I knew that this song was the song that was being treated is if it was awful around here.

I don't think I agree with a single sentance in your post, and I will gladly take your house in the bet, mine sucks.

The closest I can get to not disagreeing is that I don't know if the band is terible or good, I just like the only song that I heard by them.

I suppose it is just a matter of taste, like a preference in flavor of ice cream

09/04/2011 - 1:25pm PS- Response; Please continue posting

I enjoyed reading it, I like emo / rah rah sometimes too.

09/02/2011 - 1:45am Iowa 2003

The only B1G away game I made it to was Iowa 2003.  Every play regardless of outcome or controversy was replayed, it was also "brought to you by . . . "  mostly the local paper, grocery store, or TV news team.  Seriously I was hit over the head with how many sponserships and ads there were, everywhere.  But they never missed a replay that I can recall, though I'm sure I didn't look up every time.

It used to be SOP that controversial calls were never replayed at UM to try to avoid fans getting too worked up.  That has been over for a few years now though.

08/24/2011 - 8:33am Sounds like fun

I'm in, but am I allowed to make more than one entry?  I assume I would have to choose a different user name, I just did one for the moment.   I went with a system assuming that Michigan  will win all 12 games so I didn't pick any team we are scheduled to play, although I'm probably way too heavy on SEC where we could see one of them in a bowl.

A. Bama

B. OK State

C. Ark

D. Miss State

E. Fla

Unranked: Michigan

08/18/2011 - 8:58am I'm Glad

That last subject ended with the word competition not the letter y, but i still  have an image in my head I don't want.