|06/21/2018 - 5:31pm||My wife and I still miss…||
My wife and I still miss Drake's.
|06/13/2018 - 1:16pm||I prefer the old.
I prefer the old.
As with so much recent web design, the new site has too much white space and large photos, and not enough compact text to view on a single screen. I would rather scroll around less trying to figure out what is available.
|03/26/2018 - 3:17pm||Detroit Mercy||
Bacari was at Detroit Mercy, wasn't he? Catholic school might have a different standard (unless you are a purple-faced football coach at Notre Dame, perhaps).
|01/28/2018 - 7:19am||The Reporters||
Do you think they were the usual sports reporters who depend on quotes and access to do their job covering the team? Those sort of reporters practice access journalism and I also think many of them simply do not know how to ask a question.
I would prefer that guys like Dantonio had to face real investigative reporters who are pursuing the sex abuse investigation and have no need to hold back against a football coach.
|01/05/2018 - 11:45am||Ed Feng and Ira||
As I was listening to the podcast this morning, I noticed how much Ed and Ira sounded alike. They had a brief conversation and it almost sounded like a soliloquy.
|11/17/2017 - 3:50pm||1981||
I distinctly remember the 1981 loss. It was the opening game away on a Saturday afternoon (of course). Back then, most games were not televised. It was not unusual back then for us not to be following the game live. Besides, it was against Wisconsin.
Instead, I was in the upper deck bleachers of Tiger Stadium with two friends from UM watching a sun-drenched doubleheader.
When the final score of Michigan's loss to Wisconsin was announced by the public address announcer, it was a total shock. As you said, Michigan was number 1 in the country, but more to the point we were playing Wisconsin. To put it another way, we were playing a Big Ten team that was not Ohio State. Wins were not always guaranteed, but they were assumed.
Great points about the difficulty playing on the road.
|11/15/2017 - 2:48pm||I think you are mixing up Kipke and Crisler||
|11/15/2017 - 2:48pm||I think you are mixing up Kipke and Crisler||
|11/15/2017 - 2:44pm||Kipke . . . and Crisler||
I think Kipke was also fired, or at least sort of fired.
Meanwhile, your explanation to Jen should note that it is Crisler who is super tall, not Kipke. Kipke is on the far left of the photo.
|06/26/2017 - 2:50pm||Written||
Watching video is too slow. Much more content can be absorbed in a shorter amount of time from written text.
Also, video is not workplace friendly.
|06/09/2017 - 12:09pm||Alright, alright||
I procrastinated long enough. I'm in.
|04/25/2017 - 6:30pm||Tartan Turf||
The 1969 turf was called tartan turf. It was still there when I was a freshman in 1979 and for quite a few years later, as I recall.
The electronic scoreboard was new in about 1968. It is the first one I ever knew. I've seen pictures of the earlier one that had the clock with hands. The 1968 scoreboard lasted until about the early 90s, when the first video scoreboards were installed. (Those were probably the ones prior to the current huge video screen.
Looks at other questions . . .
I know we beat UCLA in 1989 (in the Rose Bowl stadium for a regular season game). I was at that game. Was that the last one prior to 2015? Probably not, but maybe??
I don't know the 1927 mascots' names, but can tell you that the little dogs that pushed the ball up and down the field during halftime in the late 1960s and early 1970s were Whiskey, and then later his pup, Brandy.
|03/31/2017 - 6:12pm||Burns Park||
I came here to add that the original game at the Fairgrounds was on the site of current Burns Park (and Burns Park Elementary). My wife grew up in the neighborhood and went to Burns Park, along with her siblings. I know that Ace grew up in the Burns Park neighborhood and I presume went to the school.
|03/09/2017 - 11:31am||Warde Manuel||
Why do so many of you think this was Manuel's call? Clearly it was not. We don't know how hard he pushed; presumably he did push for a change. But this whole mess is on Delaney.
By the way, are we really sure that Beilein didn't decide his team is ready to go and would rather not play a late game today followed by a noon game tomorrow?
|01/27/2017 - 3:32pm||McDivitt-White Corner||
I remember when it was the McDivitt-White Corner before East University was completely closed off north of South University. It was marked with a gradually rusting metal sign (at least as of the early 80s). I think the Plaza is a nicer memorial.
|01/23/2017 - 10:45am||Spartan Bob||
No one can run the clock like Spartan Bob.
|01/20/2017 - 5:40pm||My first thought||
This was my first thought.
|01/07/2017 - 1:33pm||After 21 years living in Cleveland||
After 21 years living in Cleveland, I can attest to this. Cleveland Browns fans of the current generation have no concept of winning or what it might take to do so. They, and the local media, have no ability to evaluate assistant coaches, and probably lack the information necessary to do so.
They just know they don't like where they are and are always ripe to celebrate "change."
|01/03/2017 - 1:39pm||Thinking the same thing||
He must have been about to be fired at UT.
|12/30/2016 - 7:47pm||Is that all there is?||
Is that all there is? My athletic trainer son doesn't see anything concerning in this clip alone.
|12/21/2016 - 12:00pm||My first thought||
I agree. Last year's OSU game against MSU was my first thought as well.
|12/21/2016 - 11:58am||Pro se||
I took a quick look at the complaint, which shows up as a pdf document at the bottom of the article. I didn't read the content, but was struck by one fact: it was filed by the plaintiff student pro se (without a lawyer). Again, I did not read it, but it appears to be professionally done. More important, who files an action like this without a lawyer (and why wouldn't a lawyer be interested in a contingency fee on a case like this that might garner some media attention)?
Perhaps there is less to this lawsuit than meets the eye.
|12/16/2016 - 1:39pm||Woody Hayes||
I had forgotten that Woody Hayes played Mr. Wilson in Dennis the Menace.
|12/09/2016 - 11:55am||same||
same thought process here.
|11/16/2016 - 1:03pm||You mean wicked witch of the eastes.||
You mean wicked witch of the eastes.
|10/02/2016 - 12:07pm||Agreed||
I thought of the Air Jordan/Air Jourdan comparison immediately (and I know I am not alone). From my seat at the Stadium, it was striking. I think it is fantastic.
|05/07/2016 - 11:10pm||The Michigan League||
My wife and I, both MGoAlums, were married in the Vandenberg Room on the second floor of the Michigan League. Our reception was across the concourse in the Hussey Room. It is a beautiful space and I think weddings in the League are much better than in the Union. The League is much less travelled and the event is more private.
For larger weddings, the League's ballroom is a good choice.
Good luck, congratulations, and of course, Go Blue!
|05/02/2016 - 1:59pm||1985||
I recalled the 1985 game between No. 1 Iowa and No. 2 Michigan (J. Harbaugh, QB) as a night game, but the records tell me it was a 3:30 start. It was certainly dark by the time it ended with a tight loss for the good guys.
|04/28/2016 - 8:12am||Cargo pants||
Cargo pants hadn't become Dad gear yet because those of us in the picture hadn't become dads yet.
|03/04/2016 - 10:04am||Soo Locks||
The Soo Locks have been one of the most critical assets to the United States manufacturing and national security since the Civil War. Security during WWII was intense (and I think it has been ever since).
My understanding is that the real problem is that while there used to be four American locks, at this point (and for quite some time) only the Poe Lock (which was built in the late 60s replacing another lock by the same name) is wide enough to accomodate the large ore carriers that were built after it was opened. (They were built BECAUSE it was opened.) So, there is no redundancy.
Someone mentioned that the lock is fine. It may be. But it is the only one and any disruption shuts everything down. Building another lock at the Soo is long overdue.
|02/25/2016 - 5:43pm||Too bad||
Too bad. I am really sorry this happened, but I am glad (and not surprised) that you are standing by your long-term sponsors. I enjoy the podcasts tremendously and am glad they will continue.
|02/24/2016 - 1:58pm||Great topic; Here's my list||
Whistlestop (by John Dickerson on Slate re historic Presidential elections)
Amicus (by Dahlia Lithwick on Slate regarding all things SCOTUS)
Undisclosed: The State v. Adnan Syed (excellent follow up to Serial's first season)
StarTalk Radio (the Interview with God)
|02/22/2016 - 3:12pm||1981 UM v. MSU||
Two things about that game linked in this post: (1.) It was the only away game I attended as an undergrad; (2) It was the game the Michigan alums watched during the film The Big Chill.
|02/12/2016 - 4:42pm||I agree||
I agree. The message itself is fine, assuming it is true. The concern is th emotional tone from Beilein. Is he reacting to stories made up by the press? I'd like to know. Is he frustrated with the doctors? The training staff? Caris himself? Or just the situation.
Unfortunately for him, inserting emotion into it makes it a more tantalizing story.
|01/27/2016 - 1:35pm||Congratulations!||
OMG, congratulations to Brian and MGoWife!!
|01/23/2016 - 10:13am||Great shot.||
And a bonus, it is in the Solon High School gym, where my kids went to high school. Notable alum: Jim Mandich.
|12/31/2015 - 2:35pm||Peppers||
It sounds as if we could really use Jabrill Peppers on offense. Is there an update on his status? Will he play?
|12/30/2015 - 2:33pm||If not serious||
If not serious, it would have been "to dumb." #missedopportunity
|12/30/2015 - 1:33pm||One dollar||
I thought Bill Martin worked for one dollar per year as a favor to his alma mater? Wasn't that what Bacon said in Endzone? Or was that only during the last few years of his term?
|12/30/2015 - 1:29pm||True||
Yes, this is true. Corporations seem to "value" the fact that their executive pay scale is higher than other corporations. A corporate financial advisor I know once told me that many companies want to make sure that their executives are paid in the top 25 percent of their industry. This essentially ensures that executive pay spirals upward, without any bearing on performance.
|12/28/2015 - 1:01pm||O'Neill?||
Where did this come from? I don't recall any incident in the OSU game involving O'Neill. Have you heard about an injury during practice?
|12/22/2015 - 11:38am||Get well, LSA!!||
Get well, LSA!! I miss you over on Twitter. I hope you are feeling better in time for Christmas Day.
All the best to your family as well.
|12/09/2015 - 11:39am||Thanks||
Thanks for that comment. I hadn't tried to sign in on any page other than the front page.
I have been having the problem all morning using Chrome.
|11/25/2015 - 12:45pm||Performance Art||
Let's just write it off to performance art and move on. Quickly.
|11/21/2015 - 3:58pm||Section 20||
Me and six others in our family. Can't wait.
|11/19/2015 - 6:34pm||Maize pants, please||
I can't understand how anyone likes white pants or the navy.
|11/18/2015 - 12:23pm||Michigan 31 Penn State 13||
|11/17/2015 - 9:53pm||
WD must have a Google machine.
|11/02/2015 - 11:42am||Flight plans||
Who, exactly, decided you should fly on the day of The Game? I suspect not the Federal Government.
|11/02/2015 - 11:40am||Toe meets leather||
Per Bo Schembechler, a 1:00 kickoff (or 1:05) is/was not "weirdo."