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07/07/2014 - 1:39pm More soccer!

Love the soccer blogging! Keep it up. And let's face it, it's better not to wager all of our sanity on Michigan football alone. Mix in a little hoops and futbol and I'm a more stable person.

06/01/2014 - 7:04pm Great breakdown

I'm almost completely with you, except for Goodson. Good player, not quick enough for Brazil. I just still can't get over the Donovan snub.

05/23/2014 - 3:29pm I don't get it

Devastated by Donovan's exclusion, not just because he's done so much for this team and this sport, but because I genuinely think we are much worse without him. Tim Howard said LAST WEEK that he's is the first or second best player on the field. Bruce Arena said if the US has 23 players better than Donovan then we'll win the whole thing. But more than anything this is the guy who has willed this team to victory again and again in the most improbable circumstances. He's already scored against Portugal in a Final, he OWES Germany for 2002, he's scored against Ghana. I don't get it man. I'm taking this really really hard.

01/31/2014 - 6:23pm word choice

Please consider removing phrase, "given the well-established nature of the accuser," ASAP.

08/27/2013 - 11:28am KBC is my favorite

For the great vibe, good food and slightly chiller fans. That's where I'll be most game days. Buffalo Billiards is huge, packed, and raucous. And frankly has more and larger TVs and therefore better sight lines even when crowded. That's where I went when I was still in my 20s.

04/26/2013 - 1:41pm Seriously?

Offensive on at least eight levels.

09/01/2012 - 2:34pm Confetti

For early-90's verisimilitude, I'm going to print this column and then rip it into tiny pieces for touchdown confetti.

07/27/2011 - 11:05am Mind-blown, but did you mean LB?

Tamakwa reference on Mgoblog?  This is a mind-boggling convergence that causes me to question the very nature of the universe.  But I think you have made a critical typo.  LH was certainly the consensus HGIC, but EC and LB (not LS) were the other contenders.  Did you mean LB?  I'm something of an authority on this.  LH EC LB SA DG and JT surprised my 13-day when their trip showed up at Eustache during our rest day.  Still the highest concentration of beautiful yet convened in one place and time.


UPDATE: Misopogon has graciously corrected the typo.

06/26/2010 - 12:39pm UM representing in South Africa

Rob Stone interviewed USA fans during the ESPN pregame and there was a Block M flag waving in the background.  Go Yanks and Go Blue!

06/14/2010 - 6:14pm Put Bradley in the good column

I would definitely put Bradley in the good column.  He's 22 years old and was paired with an MLS player in a center midfield that had to match up against Gerrard and Lampard, two of the best and most experienced midfielders in the EPL.  He more than held his own, which in my mind is a fantastic performance given the context.  I bet he plays in the EPL in 2011.


EDIT:  Rico is in the Bundesliga. (But, due to injury, hasn't played much since he left the MLS)

06/10/2010 - 1:42pm Look around

Soccer is incredibly popular in the US.  More youth play here than in any country except China.  More World Cup tickets were sold in the US this year than in any other county.  The US TV rights were the most expensive in the world, and ESPN and Univision are televising every game live.  More Americans watched the 2006 Italy-France final than the NBA Finals that year.  Stop trafficing in tired cliches and ignorance.

09/21/2009 - 6:49pm Buffalo Billiards in DC

Duffy's is great for a game in Chicago. Buffalo Billiards gets a HUGE UofM crowd in DC.

07/12/2008 - 3:34pm Is your concern copyright? Or is it about proper use of the forum?  I not sure I understand your objection.
07/12/2008 - 3:32pm Jozy I think Jozy is our best chance/
07/05/2008 - 9:42pm Through these doors... The sign above the entrance to the weight room says, "Through these doors walk the best conditioned, most disciplined, and hardest working football team in America." Not to be the grammar police, but shouldn't it be: "Through these doors walks the... hardest working football team in America?" Team is a singular noun.  That's the sort of mistake I expect from a less enlightened program. Ooooooooo Barwis.
06/30/2008 - 1:48pm SEC Speed Demps is a four star football recruit who had to be convinced to run track, not a track star forced into pads. 
06/30/2008 - 11:47am Ha! My first attempt to test comment was rejected as spam.