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05/28/2012 - 10:48pm Man o man,


the chip some baseball fans have on their shoulders re: the Cubs is incredible. Sorry that people love our team. Sorry that people enjoy the ballpark atmosphere. I'm tired of having to apologize for the yuppies that populate Wrigley. WE'RE NOT ALL LIKE THAT!!! If only we all got to choose the teams we grew up near, we would all choose "blue collars teams that expect success." I grew up 4 blocks form Wrigley, and I will die a Cubs fan. I wouldn't trade it for anything else. 

11/24/2011 - 3:12pm This is

a stupid hypothetical, because Rodgers isn't a total idiot. Suh's "bad boy" thing is so played out, he's killing his team.

11/16/2011 - 11:33pm I usually park

at 1107 S. State street--right across from the Ross Academic Center/very close to Yost. Nice group of guys who typically charge $20 per game. Very close to the Big House, too.

11/07/2011 - 1:52pm Effects of 3 and Out?

Disclaimer--I haven't read the book yet! Only the excerpts published here. There's just not enough time for pleasure reading before xmas break. I do feel, though, that I have an adequate understanding of how the relevant actors (RR included) are portrayed.

Does anyone else think 3 and Out might hurt RR's chances at a big-time gig? It doesn't seem like Bacon paints RR as a bad guy or even necessarily a bad football coach. It does seem, however, that he shows RR as unready for a high pressure/high exposure position. I would think that's why RR was so pissed about the final product.

It's unclear as to whether AD's across the country would pay attention to a book like this, but you never know. Ole Miss is a definite pressure-cooker environment. Does anyone think the publication of this idea that RR wasn't cut out for the pressure and hostility of a program of this caliber might hurt him?

I certainly hope not.


10/15/2011 - 3:59pm My thoughts:

Are you actually an Ivy-Leaguer? Your grammar stinks.


We can blame it on the coaches all day if we want. Remember, though: we live and die by number 16. This season, we've lived by him more often than not. Today, we died by him. Still proud to be a Wolverine, and still happy to have our players/staff.

03/30/2011 - 9:26pm I won't argue with their choice,

but I always considered myself more of a "Mark's Midtown" kind of guy.

01/10/2011 - 5:48pm "pain in the Bielema."

I can't let that go without an up-vote, or at least an acknoledgment. I'm adding it to the lexicon.

12/30/2010 - 6:59pm you mean GOOD news?

Mike Martin testing the NFL waters and Tate Forcier being ruled ineligible for the bowl game don't qualifiy as real news stories? Haha, not everything on here is worthless CC stuff, but I guess I see where you're coming from. It's tough to differentiate these days. Finally, here is some GOOD news!

12/23/2010 - 11:16pm Did somebody say, "Wrecking

Did somebody say, "Wrecking Crew?"

12/01/2010 - 2:09am Wellp...

So long, "Tressel Wears Uggs" t-shirt. It was a good run.

11/29/2010 - 1:52pm I would tend to agree, but I

I would tend to agree, but I think there's a strong counter-argument: no student-athlete is bigger than the program. While the prospect of not maximizing a heisman-level talent is frustrating, to suggest that a coaching decision should be made according to one student-athlete's skill-set is absurd, especially at a place like Michigan. I, personally, would like to see Rodriguez get another shot with a (hopefully) revamped devensive staff and some extra experience on both sides of th ball. But if a change were to be made, worrying about one guy (as good as he may be) is a little short-sighted...don't ya think?

11/09/2010 - 1:19pm On a slightly different note:

I'm a big fan of the student section shirts. I feel like they finally got it right: simple, classy, sleek. Most student section shirts are too busy, contain some sort of slogan that takes away from the main point (i.e. Michigan, Wolverines, the sport for that particular shirt, etc), or are just ugly in general. I would actually want to wear these shirts outside of a game or the gym, for once.

11/08/2010 - 7:49pm I agree.

I think we should just go ahead and establish that Braylon is singularly in charge of designating who wears the number 1. That would avoid any real discrepencies on the matter. Not to mention, A) Coach Rod doesn't need to distract himself with any personal accolade BS, and B) Braylon knows a thing or two about being a great college reciever. I trust him to make the right choice.

10/23/2010 - 2:15pm "Only a dozen or so games at

"Only a dozen or so games at middle linebacker."


Anyone know where he was before that? He looks like he's been destined for this position his whole life.

10/06/2010 - 12:19pm Sorry homie,

but a simple glance at Denard's bio isn't sufficient. He's not from Pahokee, he's from Deerfield Beach.,_Florida


The wiki image? A beach.

10/05/2010 - 9:33pm Hate to be this guy,

but, couldn't you say the same things about mostly everyone on our schedule?


If we looked back to our records against B10 teams of the past to comfort ourselves, we would all sleep like babies every night of the week. Part of what constitutes a REAL rivalry is the possibilty that the game could go either way in any given year. Thus, Michigan has two REAL rivalries: OSU and ND. Historically, we've played them relatively even (although I believe we have winning records against both of them). The MSU "rivalry" mostly stems from in-state recruiting battles and their wonderful inferiority complex, not from a historically even match-up.


My point is, we aren't supposed to lose to any of these other teams, let alone in consecutive seasons. HIstorically, none of them are an even match-up. This includes Little Brother. We're Michigan, let's not forget that.

10/04/2010 - 8:47pm Personally,

I love seeing Tom Brady and the Patriots succeed. The Pat's are much more likely to contend for a ring this year, so I would just as soon see them win tonight and going forward. Think about it this way: the more rings Brady piles up, the more he solidifies himself as our answer to Joe Montana.


...On second thought, maybe my hate for ND has permiated too much of my life.

09/21/2010 - 2:05pm The beauty of all this:

If you asked Mr. Robinson, he would also rather win 8-9 games and beat OSU. Here's to the two not being mutually exclusive!

09/16/2010 - 12:28pm lovin the midtown plug. lovin

lovin the midtown plug. lovin it.

09/12/2010 - 6:45pm It's about time someone opens

It's about time someone opens a thread for people to atone for gloating, pompous threads.

08/06/2010 - 12:48pm No offense to anyone (you

No offense to anyone (you especially, Juice), but when I think of Denard Robinson's potential/list of appropriate goals, I try to aim a little higher than Juice Williams.

07/09/2010 - 12:19am I'll answer for him: Nope.

I'll answer for him: Nope.

04/10/2010 - 9:40pm It took me

30 seconds to decipher this. Accurate. Well done.

03/31/2010 - 1:59am Couldn't agree more, and I

Couldn't agree more, and I loved this column. I thought this was classic Simmons. He had gotten away from this kind of writing for a while, particularly when he was working on his book. But he seems to be back in full form, and the wait on the book was worth it. I would advise anyone and everyone to pick up a copy.

03/28/2010 - 4:51pm Hmm.

Great point. I forgot about running the baseline. Still though, I think a good argument can be made for both sides.

(stroking beard)

03/28/2010 - 4:46pm Common Sense?

If Tennessee was out of timeouts, it would have made a lot of sense. But they had one left, and it only took .2 off the clock. I think I would take a point over two tenths, regardless of circumstances.

03/25/2010 - 7:14pm Talentless?


03/24/2010 - 9:10pm mom?


03/24/2010 - 8:11pm 95% seems a little high, but

95% seems a little high, but if I had to bet, I would guess somewhere around 80%. If you had to pick a starting 5 of NBA stoners (suspected), who would it be? I'm going with:

C. Eddy Curry (obvious problem with the munchies)
PF. Big Baby Davis (ditto)
SF. Josh Howard (duh)
SG. Tracy McGrady (always looks blazed)
PG. Baron Davis (also frequently looks blazed)

Head Coach: Bill Walton

03/22/2010 - 1:07pm for me,

it's the 19 point comeback win over wisconsin at home. talk about an emotional roller coaster of a game. i had a friend from madison visiting, and he was looking pretty glib when the fourth quarter started. that was definitely a great moment

03/22/2010 - 12:43pm word.

wearing non-maize shirts in the student section is annoying. how hard is it, people?

03/21/2010 - 10:52pm i know...

i know this seems blasphemous, but i was never a big fan of the "all in" thing. i just never understood the need to have a slogan, and this one seems particularly tacky. as for next year's shirt; i think one of the best qualities of our uniforms is simplicity, and i think our shirts should mirror that quality.

03/21/2010 - 9:19pm yo, guys, don't talk about my

yo, guys, don't talk about my girlfriend like that...

03/21/2010 - 9:15pm nope.

i had g'town winning the title. my bracket was irrelevant after the first day. i'd like to think i claim that prize, since it's about the only prize i could claim this march.

03/19/2010 - 12:04pm i wonder...

if i'm going to lose another title winning team today...fucking hoyas.

nothing worse than having an irrelevant bracket after day 1. now, i root for chaos.

03/14/2010 - 8:59pm I realize that this is not a

I realize that this is not a reflection of Michigan class and character...

but I love seeing Brady Quinn (or, anyone from ND) fail.

03/12/2010 - 2:39pm Well,

Given that the draft hasn't happened yet, he might counter with something witty, like, "I don't know." Or maybe, "We'll see."

03/12/2010 - 2:23pm I have to agree. Inexcusable.

I have to agree. Inexcusable. You have to extend the defense and make them work to bring the ball up the floor. I am in disbelief, given Beilein's basketball mind. So disappointing after a great effort.

03/07/2010 - 7:41pm look, i understand that

look, i understand that seeing them lay down like they did today is not fun. but did you really not expect this kind of loss? as much of a fan as i am, you HAD to realize that they were going to go into the breslin and get clubbed.

i realize that your post doesn't address today, but would you have posted this a week ago? todays loss doesn't really change anything about this season. my gut is telling me this is an emotional overreaction. my faith in beilein is unwavering (to this point).

03/05/2010 - 3:04pm I think if Larry Bird had to

I think if Larry Bird had to read/hear a comparison of Keith Van Horn to himself, he would jump off the TD Banknorth Garden.

03/05/2010 - 11:57am Hi

"Hi _____________"

03/01/2010 - 5:11pm FabFiver,

I'ma let you finish, but...

02/24/2010 - 1:52pm It seems like most rational

It seems like most rational fans are willing to view the last two seasons as a necessary transition period. I include myself in this camp. There is a threshold, however, and the program is bigger than one man/coach. Another losing season means heads have to roll around here. As of now, I fully support Coach Rodriguez. I would love to see him have success here, and I think he is capable.

02/23/2010 - 3:26pm Good Point

There are a lot of encouraging things to look at in this case. When I'm tossing and turning at night over the possibility of heavy sanctions, I fall asleep easily when I compare our situation to USC's. I know the alleged violations are different, they are both prestigious programs who are sweating a little bit over NCAA probes.

1. The fact that Brandon backed up Rodriguez today was telling. While it can never be confirmed that Carroll left because he could feel the storm a'brewin, it certainly left a stink of things to come. Rodriguez does not seem to be in any danger as a result of these alleged violations. The OP covered this point thoroughly.

2. These issues had no tangible effect on recruiting this past year. If there was a serious threat of major violations against the program, I feel like kids would have stayed away. Of course, a program can try to sweep that under the rug during the recruiting process, but that doesn't seem to be working for USC. (Arguably) the nation's top recruit is wavering because of a possible hammer drop.

With that being said, I'm still nervous. If anyone else wants to help ease my mind, be my guest.

02/22/2010 - 10:28pm Personally

I think they should run a pitch to Johnny...

02/22/2010 - 4:06pm kinda like how switzerland

kinda like how switzerland was just a tune-up?

oh wait...

02/20/2010 - 10:13pm Not at Michigan though. I met

Not at Michigan though. I met him in Wisco before the Camp Randall Classic. He said he put his application out to a bunch of other schools because there are no spots available at U of M. He was a really nice guy, and I wish him nothing but the best. I bet he will make a fine coach somewhere.

02/19/2010 - 11:27pm I agree

Part of the charm of having autographs are the unique situations/stories that go along with them. When I was 6, I got Larry Bird's autograph in a hotel in Chicago. The only thing I had for him to write on was a decorative doily. I wouldn't spend 5 bucks for it on ebay, but to me, it signifies the time I walked up to Larry Bird and asked him for a signature. Paying for an autograph kills that dynamic.

02/19/2010 - 11:49am The real question is...

do you still consider yourself a fan of Tiger Woods? Having this conversation in front of girls is a BAD IDEA! I've made that mistake a few times. But personally, I do. Obviously he has some character flaws that none of us knew about, but when I think of the reasons why I initially liked him, they had nothing to do with his character off the golf course. I love watching the dominant athletes of our generation; it's fun to see guys like Federer and Woods do what they're doing. Regardless of his infidelities, I can't wait to see his opponents wilt under him again...(unless it's Y.E. Yang...)

02/18/2010 - 3:58pm Petoskey High School

Class of '08. Pretty well-respected athletic department across the state, particularly up north. I played for the basketball team, and we were always honorable mention in the state rankings. A lot of times, though, when we would run into bigger opponents from Flint/Saginaw/Detroit, we would have problems.

That may not be the case this year, though. Our boys are 15-1 and are making some real noise. They handled Rockford in a scrimmage and beat DCD over the summer. Their reg. season schedule is a little weak though: one of the disadvantages of being so far north. In any event, I sometimes wish I was two years younger so I could be a part of a team with this much promise. Then I remember I'm in college at one of the top public universities in the country...