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11/18/2018 - 5:07pm Arb,

I have the image in an…

Arb,

I have the image in an original Michigan year book from the 30s. I am looking if anyone possibly recorded the show on the video board and might be willing to send it to me. 

Heres hoping 

11/16/2018 - 1:01pm My Dad was there. 

My Dad was there. 

11/15/2018 - 1:26am Ok cool. Hook em. 

Ok cool. Hook em. 

11/13/2018 - 12:32pm Could we run this with Evans…

Could we run this with Evans doing the zipper motion and the handoff to Higdon? Runyan could get out to a LB right? 

11/12/2018 - 8:34pm similar situation for…

similar situation for Northwestern University. At least when I was there, they were very limited in how many kids admissions would drop for and far fewer could get in as NCAA minimum qualifiers.

For M and NU (and similar) this is for good reason: once the kid is on campus it’s hard to get the degree. I don’t know what it’s like at Michigan but at NU we had nowhere to hide in small classes with no blowoff courses to speak of. 

I have often wondered, when M has had classes wash out (“Never Forget” comes to mind) if part of the reason is that said kids had the potential in a vacuum but trying to split attention enough to survive M classes (even with tutoring and office hours) further hampered their ability to put it all together on the field. As alums Harbaugh and Fitzgerald have better sense than Hoke/RR ever could about what type of kid can get the schoolwork done and still be able to grow substantially as a football player. 

11/11/2018 - 11:40pm absolutely not 

absolutely not 

11/11/2018 - 9:48pm Since you asked, locations…

Since you asked, locations often do get shut down but are run by criminal organizations so closing the doors to one parlor just means they move the women to another location. It’s a lot of work for law enforcement to even get close to these groups let alone prove felonies in court without sending a trafficked woman to prison for prostitution. Plus, if the estimates are correct that it’s a $2.5 billion annual industry in America alone, there’s probably a number of bribes and things making it even harder to prosecute. Best approach thus far seems to be making laws that make it harder to open a small business but obviously that is a whole other set of problems for the economy. 

11/11/2018 - 8:10pm Zach is a total mess, doesn…

Zach is a total mess, doesn’t sound like Herman is a good person either.

Quick note on Asian massage parlors: They are the #2 most reported source of human trafficking. According to research from the Polaris Project there are 9,000 known massage parlors that are fronts for human trafficking in the United States. By comparison there are only 8,222 Starbucks locations.

For the $ they make and status they have, Herman and Smith could be cheating with women able to consent, even if they are high end escorts. That it was statistically likely Herman cheated with an imprisoned former sex slave is next level disgusting.  

11/11/2018 - 11:14am Appreciate this. 

Appreciate this. 

11/10/2018 - 9:00pm I just read through a chunk…

I just read through a chunk of Garmoe’s posting history. There’s an argument this guy should be banned. Take a look and see what you think. 

11/10/2018 - 8:54pm Last year? How about the…

Last year? How about the passing game to Chris Evans? We waited all year to see it and they finally broke it out to great effect. 

11/10/2018 - 6:13pm NCAA still tests for…

NCAA still tests for marijuana as it’s a banned substance. On second thought, I don’t know if that matters one bit. 

11/10/2018 - 11:43am As the brother in law of a …

As the brother in law of a (former) politician and very close in age to Raj I relate so hard to everything in this article. I think my capacity for empathy grew reading Raj’s story in particular. 

11/10/2018 - 11:41am Mgrowold,

there is a huge…

Mgrowold,

there is a huge silver lining in a wife who works that hard and puts that much effort into looking oh-so-right with you in public. I am totally happy for my wife when she wants to spend days, weeks, or months perfecting her look. Don’t shame that. 

11/06/2018 - 7:39pm exactly right. 

exactly right. 

11/06/2018 - 1:34pm You could just remain calm…

You could just remain calm and continue observing while thinking to yourself, “ok so it’s probably impossible to be 100-0 now but surely 75-0 is still on the table and if I’m being honest with myself I would be fine with 50-10 and there is plenty of time for that. 

11/05/2018 - 7:41am As someone who has also…

As someone who has also known Jordan Acker since childhood and is currently his neighbor, I have been SO CURIOUS what this blog would say about his regent candidacy. Glad you guys put this together I will hang up and listen. 

11/04/2018 - 5:53am he might be writing the…

he might be writing the texts to your wife. 

11/04/2018 - 5:40am I am mid 30s male. My wife a…

I am mid 30s male. My wife a couple years older. She is a M alum who’s freshman year was 1997 and she attended every home football game and most hockey games. Our first ever conversation (met at a party she threw in her condo) was about the fact that she only had one thing on her fridge: a Michigan football schedule magnet. She said she always wanted to go back to a game but her gfs never wanted to. I took her 3 weeks later. 

I proposed at the Big House (not during a game, we had the place to ourselves at sunset) 

since then we attend nearly every home game (miss maybe 1 a year) have been to Dallas, Miami, and East Lansing to watch games. 

Grief?? Bwa hahahaha she loves Michigan football! 

11/03/2018 - 1:42am Yeah, but it wasn’t just the…

Yeah, but it wasn’t just the upper class men. Gary got out of his lane a bunch as a freshman and gave up the edge a few times. He was good enough to play and did fine overall but he was entirely better last year than the year before. 

10/30/2018 - 9:04pm Virginia Tech would be a…

Virginia Tech would be a classy addition. Fuentes seems to be a solid guy and they typically field a competitive team. 

10/29/2018 - 8:38am I don’t mean to be that guy…

I don’t mean to be that guy but does the article really say “...had went to the game”? That’s not correct is it? I have never cared about the grammar of random posters but it seems to me if an article is published with a by line etc it should be edited. If it was edited correctly then I quote Dr. Peter Venkman: 

“If I’m wrong? I’m wrong! We’ll go to jail. Peacefully! Quietly! We’ll enjoy it!” 

10/26/2018 - 7:53pm I have had a glencairn glass…

I have had a glencairn glass of the following:

4 Roses single barrel, old Fitz 11 year bottled in bond, orphan barrel 25 yr rhetoric, Weller CYPB, Michters Rye, Blood Oath Pact 4, 

 

i have also had an Oak smoked Manhattan with 4 Roses single barrel and a Manhattan with Angels Envy. 

10/26/2018 - 1:33pm I did that once in high…

I did that once in high school. Went to the MSU/Purdue game in EL and rooted for Purdue. Can’t remember if M was playing at night that day or on a bye but the timing worked out so I went. 

10/26/2018 - 1:18pm I like the idea of…

I like the idea of memorializing this game with a shirt but this one is too clever by half for me. 

10/25/2018 - 7:59am Nebraska has very good fans…

Nebraska has very good fans too. And Iowa. 

10/24/2018 - 4:34pm I came here to point that…

I came here to point that out. You are already on it. Good work. 

10/23/2018 - 7:34am This sounds made up but it’s…

This sounds made up but it’s not: 

I sit in the stadium with a friend of the guy who’s an assistant to Brown. You can see him standing behind Brown all game with clipboards, pens, etc. that guy said last year Brown and Harbaugh were very confident of their defensive game plan for Penn St and really thought they were going to bottle up Barkley. Brown in particular was shocked at the adjustments Penn St made. Moorehead outprepared Brown/Harbaugh. Based on that, I have no doubt Brown will do anything he can to not let that happen this year 

10/20/2018 - 11:48pm Don’t forget that Chris…

Don’t forget that Chris Howard and Glenn Higgins support Ray’s criticism of M completely. They both said multiple times in 2 very recent podcasts that people don’t like Marcus because he just tells the truth. On one of those podcasts Marcus himself claimed to have been in the room with Braylon Edwards when Braylon tweeted what got him suspended from BTN. 

In short: this whole group is toxic and should be viewed very critically. 

10/20/2018 - 8:02pm Mysogynist and one of those…

Mysogynist and one of those people who “BAW!!”s about things. I bet you’re fun to hang out with.  

10/20/2018 - 1:47pm Hit bold twice and take it…

Hit bold twice and take it off. 

10/15/2018 - 11:38pm what if the trick play is…

what if the trick play is just to throw it to Gentry deep? McCaffery is a total side show and Evans is a decoy they want aggressive safeties to key on. 

10/15/2018 - 11:07pm We do have a tradition at…

We do have a tradition at the end of the 3rd quarter. The band plays the Blues Brothers and everyone dances. Been doing it at least since Denard was here and I suspect much longer? 

Mr Brightside is becoming a tradition and maybe that thing where The Team The Team The Team banner comes out. 

10/09/2018 - 12:08pm MgrowOld,

You think the…

MgrowOld,

You think the rest of us would say “oh no. Not the message board of MgoBlog. Nuh Uh. Those threads are never obtuse enough or petty enough to get to an assistant sports writer in Albuquerque. This board will ONLY take down the big questions of how many fake accounts someone has, what we should tweet at recruits who are or definitely are not considering Michigan, and bowel movements.”

you think we would cackle with knowing glee as we each placed wager after wager on the above thinking? 

(Said in jest because I found your op funny) 

10/08/2018 - 10:08pm “They”? How do you feel…

“They”? How do you feel about it? 

10/08/2018 - 5:38pm That pic of Watson scoring…

That pic of Watson scoring includes my next door neighbor growing up and fellow life long Michigan fan friend. She is behind one of the tubas. So cool! 

10/08/2018 - 12:36pm It will not download for me…

It will not download for me at all

10/03/2018 - 8:43pm Northwestern does not offer…

Northwestern does not offer accounting as a major. You will take some accounting courses as part of a Business Institutions minor and you can elect to take accounting as part of an Economics Major but there is no Accounting by itself. Lol that’s SO DePaul. Which is not a knock on DePaul, we NU grads will fill our accounting departments with DePaul grads as long as we can find an Illini Ph.D. To be our CFO. Ahhhhh....employees. 

10/02/2018 - 3:19pm I enjoy these posts more…

I enjoy these posts more than any post game content on any site I visit. Your graphics are crystal clear and you use pictures and clips to great effects 

more than RVB/Balas/Skene, more than the MGopodcast, and more than Sam Webb/MMQB, I look forward to this post. 

Now I feel like I better understand why Down G before, why not Down G in this game, and how the coaches planned to run the ball taking NU specifically into account. 

I still don’t know why the 1Q was so tough or why M could only muster 20 pts but the UFR may explain that clearly especially now that I get this concept. 

10/02/2018 - 3:11pm Kirk Gibson often claimed to…

Kirk Gibson often claimed to do the same thing. 

10/01/2018 - 10:20pm I too was there and agree…

I too was there and agree 100% with MgoKev. 

I had the refs in the binoculars and they looked like the kid who forgot his presentation poster in school until one just gently dropped that flag. 

10/01/2018 - 9:56am Mike Damone,

 

first, NU’s…

Mike Damone,

 

first, NU’s Stadium is nice - not a shit box. It’s just small. 

Secondly, I think a lot of people experienced recency bias when NU was supposed to play M tough in 2015 and it ended up 38-0. 

Perhaps 38-0 to 20-17 is the difference between home and away for NU in conference games but I don’t think it’s ignorance of college football to suggest something unexpected was happening to go from beating a 10 win NU team 38-0 to beating this version of NU 20-17. 

09/30/2018 - 4:26pm Did you watch the game last…

Did you watch the game last night? Did you ever see Winovich doubled? I didn’t. I saw him fake in and step out against his guy one on one and then straight to the ball on 3 of his TFLs

09/30/2018 - 1:11pm It’s far from dingy. It’s…

It’s far from dingy. It’s very nice. Great playing surface, lots of flowers, recent renovations. But yeah. It’s tiny. 

09/30/2018 - 9:56am I agree on the two FG red…

I agree on the two FG red zone series. Watching some of the red zone pass plays ND drew up last night seem like the kind of things Collins/Gentry/DPJ could do. Not to mention Stanford’s simple, I creative, jump ball to a big body that worked perfectly fine. 

I don’t entirely agree on the clock kill strategy. The Patterson run was the same formation and motion as Higdon’s 2nd TD but this time Patterson kept. That set up Higdon landing a foot short from being able to kneel the game away. 

We would all love to see some kind of counter where Higdon grabs 15 yards and the kneel down is obvious but I don’t know what the play call is to be that creative and effective.  

09/30/2018 - 9:36am I saw a little creativity…

I saw a little creativity. The last TD where Mason came in motion and then at the snap came across the formation and Higdon cut backside. 

Then they used that exact same look and Patterson kept it instead to pick up solid yards in the last 2 min. 

We all agree that those downs that led to 2nd and 9 were frustrating. Seeing the data here suggests that there was a point to completely change the approach on first down. Or not, I don’t know? Higdon lands on his shoulder instead of his butt and M is kneeling it instead of punting with 1 min to go.  

09/30/2018 - 9:27am FWIW I had personal…

FWIW I had personal interactions with Fitz during my time as an athlete at NU and always found him to be a very high character guy who cares a lot about doing things the right way. From a purely personality and character standpoint I would be totally comfortable playing for him or having him lead Michigan. 

09/29/2018 - 7:48pm Literally said that out loud…

Literally said that out loud. 

09/27/2018 - 8:53pm Yes every Thursday after a…

Yes every Thursday after a game 

09/27/2018 - 6:01pm He’s engaged to be married…

He’s engaged to be married. Other than that I’m not sure.