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09/19/2018 - 12:25pm If people don't believe you,…

If people don't believe you, they should check out Eleven Warriors, where the overriding sentiment is the Urban apology was fantastic and definitely puts this all to bed. Any further coverage is simply the media trying to make something out of almost nothing. And anyway, he apologized. 

09/18/2018 - 12:26pm Speaking of old Flintstones…

Speaking of old Flintstones episodes that wouldn't fly today, who could forget the Japanese judo instructor. Etacetera, etacetera, etacetera. Screenshot 2018-09-18 at 11.24.48 AM.png

09/18/2018 - 10:58am Question for those who…

Question for those who played at the college level and above: how does the qb revolving door affect the psychology of the team? I suspect it would be better to have one guy stick with the team for at least three years to create stronger relationships as opposed to putting in older transfers for a season. This isn't a knock on Shea Patterson at all; it's more of a question about Harbaugh's strategy and how it affects the team. 

09/18/2018 - 10:51am Dang, I almost upvoted you…

Dang, I almost upvoted you for that. 

09/13/2018 - 12:58am I'm Batman. 

I'm Batman. 

09/09/2018 - 12:49pm Does anyone have any good…

Does anyone have any good screen shots of a scowling and odious Dantonio? That's my favorite part of watching a Michigan State game. 

09/06/2018 - 4:08pm Well, he was fun, nice, and…

Well, he was fun, nice, and looked like Kevin Costner. 

09/06/2018 - 4:05pm I don't who you guys are…

I don't who you guys are hanging out with but half of my friends aren't married and support themselves. Some of them have never been married; some are divorced. Most of them have no interest in marriage and prefer to be independent financially. None of them are gay. I only know one woman who is clearly in the "I want a man to support me" camp and she is ironically divorced from a guy with a lot of dough who pulled a fast one and she got nothing. But on the upside, she had to dust off her architecture degree and now has a nice practice and is financially independent, aside from child support. 

09/06/2018 - 9:50am My husband had a bunch of…

My husband had a bunch of student loans and a crappy Honda Civic and I still married him. 

09/05/2018 - 8:45pm I think it would be a bad…

I think it would be a bad look for us to fire him. He was the prodigal son who came back in good faith with good intentions. I think we owe him more loyalty than most college coaches get these days. 

09/04/2018 - 6:11pm Many of your questions seem…

Many of your questions seem unanswerable because if you answer them, you have to give something up. If I say yes, winning is the only thing that makes it fun to watch Michigan football, I may have to give up watching. But if I say no, the fun of watching doesn't lie in the outcome, then I have to give up the drive to succeed. As a result, I find myself thinking less and less about Michigan football and on game day, even less if we're not doing well, like last Saturday. I left my husband to watch by himself. I'm not committing to either answer (the above yes or no), but I really hate being disappointed week in week out. 

09/01/2018 - 9:18pm I'm just happy the score isn…

I'm just happy the score isn't reflective of how the game's gone so far. We'd be done. 

09/01/2018 - 7:17pm Jinxed it. 

Jinxed it. 

08/31/2018 - 7:50pm I know this is probably…

I know this is probably short-lived but I sure am enjoying the cutaways to a super disgruntled Dantonio. 

08/31/2018 - 2:46pm This is like Match Game. I…

This is like Match Game. I'll say a win will cause me to relax and a loss will cause me to give up on humanity. Richard Dawson, what say you?

08/31/2018 - 2:31pm Reminds me of what my…

Reminds me of what my grandfather, a judge, told me when I got a moving violation: "Plead not guilty." "What if I did it?" I asked him. "Still plead not guilty." "But I did it." "Always plead not guilty, no matter what."  

08/30/2018 - 3:20pm Listen to the recent Bill…

Listen to the recent Bill Simmons podcast with Mark Titus. He's embarrassed by his alma mater and isn't afraid to say so. 

08/30/2018 - 10:40am And in this century, Joey…

And in this century, Joey Lawrence. BTW, have you seen a current picture of Leif Garrett? 

08/28/2018 - 11:54pm I'm listening to The Ringer…

I'm listening to The Ringer from a few days ago. Mark Titus is laying out Urban Meyer, but Ohio State even more. His verdict: winning above all else. 

08/27/2018 - 2:57pm Today, I am so appreciative…

Today, I am so appreciative to be a Wolverine. I've spent the last three days just outside Columbus, dropping off my son at Denison. My husband remarked yesterday, "Everyone here looks like they would fight you. Even the women." I'll add even the elderly women. And everywhere you look, Ohio State. License plate holders, spare tire covers, pumpkins at Kroger painted with the Buckeye football helmet, cookies at Panera, etc... If only I had time to stop in Ann Arbor before I drive home tomorrow, to cleanse myself of all this. 

08/23/2018 - 10:35pm "Do you want some cheese…

"Do you want some cheese with your whine?" What an embarrassingly cliched attempt at humiliating humor. 

08/23/2018 - 3:14pm OK. 

OK. 

08/23/2018 - 10:18am I love that his name is…

I love that his name is McMurphy. 

08/21/2018 - 7:15pm The guns are being smuggled…

The guns are being smuggled in from Indiana. The areas hit by the violence are the areas always hit by violence: the south and west sides. It's impossible to know whether it's the chicken or the egg here. The facts are that neighborhood schools have closed, making it hard for some kids to get there, therefore drop out rates are high. No education means no job. Gangs act as a patriarchy, providing father figures, structure, and belonging -- a sense of purpose that a job or a career usually provide. And it all keeps going in circles. I grew up in Chicago, as did my entire family -- here since the early 1900's. They lived on the south side until the 60's. I live in Evanston now. I wish people would stop laying blame and start helping. 

08/21/2018 - 7:15pm The guns are being smuggled…

The guns are being smuggled in from Indiana. The areas hit by the violence are the areas always hit by violence: the south and west sides. It's impossible to know whether it's the chicken or the egg here. The facts are that neighborhood schools have closed, making it hard for some kids to get there, therefore drop out rates are high. No education means no job. Gangs act as a patriarchy, providing father figures, structure, and belonging -- a sense of purpose that a job or a career usually provide. And it all keeps going in circles. I grew up in Chicago, as did my entire family -- here since the early 1900's. They lived on the south side until the 60's. I live in Evanston now. I wish people would stop laying blame and start helping. 

08/21/2018 - 7:15pm The guns are being smuggled…

The guns are being smuggled in from Indiana. The areas hit by the violence are the areas always hit by violence: the south and west sides. It's impossible to know whether it's the chicken or the egg here. The facts are that neighborhood schools have closed, making it hard for some kids to get there, therefore drop out rates are high. No education means no job. Gangs act as a patriarchy, providing father figures, structure, and belonging -- a sense of purpose that a job or a career usually provide. And it all keeps going in circles. I grew up in Chicago, as did my entire family -- here since the early 1900's. They lived on the south side until the 60's. I live in Evanston now. I wish people would stop laying blame and start helping. 

08/21/2018 - 12:14am So you're comparing Harbaugh…

So you're comparing Harbaugh hedging on revealing the starting quarterback to Meyer lying on Big Ten Media Day about knowing about Zach Smith? Apples, meet oranges. 

08/20/2018 - 7:30pm I hate camping but I have to…

I hate camping but I have to admit, you make it sound pretty good. 

08/20/2018 - 6:53pm I always hated "Urban Liar"…

I always hated "Urban Liar" because it just seemed like a sour grapes name for a coach we couldn't bring down on the field. But now, it's actually an accurate description of the man. 

08/19/2018 - 11:18pm Too good to be true. 

Too good to be true. 

08/17/2018 - 5:52pm We should make an MGoBlog…

We should make an MGoBlog pact. If he's fired, post away, ad nauseum. If he keeps his job, let's move on. No posts. We have other things to talk about at this point besides Urban Meyer. 

08/17/2018 - 9:35am Thanks for your thoughts…

Thanks for your thoughts. They are all helpful, and provide lots to consider. He was my high school boyfriend's best friend so we spent a lot of time together. We were a group of best friends back then, but I lost contact with him. We reconnected on Facebook 8 or 9 years ago, and picked up where we left off 20 years earlier. He told our mutual friend the same thing, that he didn't want us to come. I think we're going to respect his wishes. I spent some time with him last summer in NY while he was getting treatment at Sloan Kettering. He received an experimental type of treatment there, one of only 25 people in the world. It worked for a time, and then it didn't. That visit last summer was great. We spent almost three hours walking around Central Park talking about old times. I may just let that be the visit to remember. 

08/16/2018 - 11:49pm Yes, thank you. My friend…

Yes, thank you. My friend has mentioned his nurses and doctor as being almost god-like to him. He kept saying, "They have my life in their hands." I think he experienced a level of trust with his oncologist that he almost couldn't explain. 

08/16/2018 - 11:47pm My friend gave up everything…

My friend gave up everything: meat, fish, sugar, dairy, grains. The only thing he's been eating is vegetables, fruit, and nuts. 

08/16/2018 - 10:47pm To all saying I will regret…

To all saying I will regret it if I don't go, I had a similar situation in January. My father was ill and in hospice in Florida. I live in Chicago, so we were waiting for the hospice nurses to give us "the end is near" message and they never did. Other family members were coming and going. Finally someone said to my brother and I, "You need to go. The end is imminent." He died while we were on the runway heading down there. While you might think we have great regrets, I don't. I know my father (knew him) and he didn't want us to watch him die. I had been there two weeks prior when he was still communicating and I had a feeling it would be the last time I saw him. That's when I said my goodbye, even though it wasn't  spoken. 

08/16/2018 - 10:39pm Thank you. Your perspective…

Thank you. Your perspective is helpful. 

08/15/2018 - 11:36am When Hoke was hired, and his…

When Hoke was hired, and his press conference. I was probably the only one in these parts who found that press conference cringe-worthy. Yes, Hoke was a good guy and a Michigan man and all that, but I thought his hire was a knee jerk reaction to having a coach who was so unaware of Michigan's history. If having a big full heart of Michigan love is all that's needed to be a coach here, a lot of us would qualify. 

08/15/2018 - 8:52am I still blame Durkin for…

I still blame Durkin for losing that game. 

08/14/2018 - 8:43pm One thing we do know is that…

One thing we do know is that Urban lied at Big Ten Media day, and that looks like he's covering something up. What, I don't know. 

08/13/2018 - 10:23pm I wouldn't do that if I were…

I wouldn't do that if I were you.

08/13/2018 - 9:37pm I'm going to take this in…

I'm going to take this in the spirit in which I think you intended: you haven't watched Michigan football in a good eight months; you find yourself on the bridge, and you see maize and blue uni's and winged helmets; the adrenaline starts to flow; you want to punch a wall, in a good way; you try to come up with words that express this glorious feeling so you can share them with MGoBlog; instead, you indicate that the entire team is going to use their testicles as weapons, an excessively macho metaphor for winning by double digits. 

08/12/2018 - 9:20pm In our town, you had to play…

In our town, you had to play LL house in order to play travel. You couldn’t just play travel. But are these travel kids playing on independent travel teams not affiliated with their towns? In our area, those type of travel teams usually start at the 14u or even 15u level.

08/12/2018 - 9:16pm My husband remembers it…

My husband remembers it differently. He does remember kids getting a lot of movement and some good velocity. Maybe I’m remembering so-so fielding. We both remember thinking our teams could play these teams and do well. But we had some good pitchers. One guy, several years older than my son, plays in Seattle’s minor league system, and another, who’s at Penn right now, is 6’6” and throws in the mid 90’s. My son thinks he may get a look from the majors. 

08/12/2018 - 5:03pm My son played from…

My son played from kindergarten through varsity. There was always one kid who was 6’1”, 180. Even in kindergarten, I seem to remember a kid with a moustache.  

08/12/2018 - 4:58pm What about that team from…

What about that team from Chicago (the one that stole my heart and the championship)?

08/12/2018 - 4:56pm I remember that age well…

I remember that age well. The pitching is still fairly slow and straightforward so it’s no wonder the bats are ahead. I’m surprised to hear these are the elite players. No disrespect meant but when my son was that age, his A team (he was on B) was better than the teams we watched. I haven’t seen any games this year — could they have improved that much in 6 years?

08/12/2018 - 4:48pm He looks to be in pretty…

He looks to be in pretty good shape. :)

08/12/2018 - 10:49am Hey, Brimley, did you know…

Hey, Brimley, did you know that Tom Cruise is five years older in the current Mission Impossible movie than you were in Cocoon? Dude, you should take better care of yourself. 

08/11/2018 - 8:13pm I have a real, used helmet,…

I have a real, used helmet, but even better, I have a picture of me holding it with Denard. 

08/11/2018 - 12:50am In regards to the claims of…

In regards to the claims of a toxic culture at Maryland, it actually surprises me that verbal abuse and bullying is used on college-age young men. At what point do players say enough? My daughter played on a travel softball team this past season and the coach was abusive and insulting. After a string of poor performances, he told one girl in the post-game team meeting that she should find another sport because she's not good at this one, so 3/4 into the season, she quit the team. What kind of coach does that? What kind of coach belittles grown men by telling them they're soft when they're actually in distress? In my daughter's case, she blew her top twice and decided she didn't want to take any more of his shit. She had the option of going to another team. But these young men are somewhat trapped. I know sports are macho, but I've seen supportive coaches get incredible performances out of my kids (vs. the screamers and tough guys who don't) and isn't that the whole point?