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07/15/2018 - 7:11am I have a similar suspicion. …

I have a similar suspicion.  Someone is doing a pretty good job otherwise.

07/14/2018 - 9:02pm Um, is a TV set too much. 

Um, is a TV set too much. 

Dang, I remember the days in the 70s when the number of times Michigan could be on broadcast TV was limited.  Watching the Wolverines on TV is still a big deal to me.

Basketball hoop still gets busy during March Madness (annual phenomenon)

07/14/2018 - 8:55pm I love that play for many…

I love that play for many reasons.  One of which it was one of the few big plays that was apparent to me from the nearly the beginning.  As I watched Gallon run that I route I was thinking, "Oh my, our kickoff returner is in position to get the ball in an open field."  And, "Geez, get him the damn ball!"

07/14/2018 - 8:05am Jim Rockord

Jean Luc Picard…

Jim Rockord

Jean Luc Picard

Thomas Magnum


Dr Sam Beckett, Quantum Leap  and most of the aforementioned

07/13/2018 - 8:03pm Excuse me, as if the…

Excuse me, as if the opponent were NOT real people.

07/13/2018 - 7:48pm Injuries are part of the…

Injuries are part of the game but Wisconsin was decimated by injuries in that Big 10 championship game.  Everytime I tuned in to check the score I watched a Wisconsin player being helped from the field.

With all due respect, Franklin/PSU earned those wins but not all wins are equal.  Not to mention M beat both participants of the championship game.

Also, I find Franklin's post game comments to be extremely self-centered as if the opponent is comprised of living human beings.  If Franklin continues with the success then I will have to give him his due but so far, I don't see much depth to his success.

07/13/2018 - 7:35pm Rich Rod's record at M was…

Rich Rod's record at M was significantly better when Molk was in the line-up (not injured) than when he was out.

07/13/2018 - 7:23pm On that note, maybe I will…

On that note, maybe I will pour my beer into a Spring Hill travel mug!

07/13/2018 - 7:22pm Stroh's Perserverance at…

Stroh's Perserverance at this moment.  I had an Anchor Brewing Liberty before that.  This site is a wealth of micro-ish brew information and inspires me to hit the specialty beer stores.  Unfortunately, the bourbon conversation leaves me in the dust (goal is to catch up.)

07/13/2018 - 7:17pm Food and refreshments are a…

Food and refreshments are a great idea.  Tipping is not customary.  If you agreed to do some setup or prep work then do it well and completely (move furniture/buy lumber) without cutting corners. 

07/10/2018 - 6:29am I may be walking the dog.  I…

I may be walking the dog.  I have been dancing with ventricular fibrillatilion lately and family would prefer I avoid the stress.  A few radio checks will be likely.  It just occurred to me that I may be able to schedule a corrective procedure before the game.

07/04/2018 - 7:49pm It is tough for me to tell…

It is tough for me to tell how good they were in that format.  Duncan made his threes for a good impression.  Wagner struggled but that is to be expected at this point.  Walton was solid but I am not sure he is good enough.  I hope they all grow and get better going forward.

07/04/2018 - 7:44pm American Graffiti for…

American Graffiti for consideration

Jaws may be the GOAT

Star Wars, Caddyshack, Sandlot cannot be dismissed.

I really, really, really like the drum and fife scene with James Garner in The Great Escape


07/04/2018 - 7:44am Agree.  There were ways to…

Agree.  There were ways to win that FSU game but that Terrell Buckley play frustrates me.  I was sure it was pass interference (I was at the game) but then I saw the replay.  Very clean pick six.  Coach says Desmond Howard has to learn to know where is the DB and protect the ball.

That staggered kick-off return last time around still leaves me sick.

07/04/2018 - 7:36am Great lists but from an…

Great lists but from an older guy

Combat, Rat Patrol, 12 O'Clock High, McHale's Navy, Garrison's Guerillas

Rockford Files, Magnum PI, Get Smart, McCloud, Simon and Simon, Mannix

Quantum Leap, Cheers, Night Court, I'm Dickens, He's Fenster

Guns of Will Sonnet, Gunsmoke, Bonanza

07/03/2018 - 12:54pm Alaska, I guess.  I believe…

Alaska, I guess.  I believe the game started with all the Alaskan colleges rolled into one entity and somehow they selected a generic symbol and color.

06/29/2018 - 7:41pm Yes, Yes, Yes,

I rock, you…

Yes, Yes, Yes,

I rock, you rock, we rock.

It's great

to be

a Michigan Wolverine

06/27/2018 - 7:16pm Dang, clever tie-in     …

Dang, clever tie-in      upvote

06/27/2018 - 6:48am Greg Harden - Control the…

Greg Harden - Control the controllables (advice to Tom Brady, Nick Stauskas, Desmond Howard)

06/26/2018 - 8:52pm Accept the fact that people…

Accept the fact that people and times can be difficult.  Expect difficulties.  Breathe in to 5 count and breathe out to a 5 count.  Whatever the count, the same count in and the same count out.

06/24/2018 - 4:33pm List seems reasonable. …

List seems reasonable.  Figuratively speaking, it is the same list I have seen all my life.  

Obviously not a list put together by someone of Ivy League influence.

For me, I remind all my MSU and OSU associated that the Michigan engineering programs was rated #2 when I graduated and the MBA program was rated #1 so their barbs rarely hit anything but teflon.  This is usually after I remind them that they never suited up for their team.

06/23/2018 - 7:31pm sounds like you are in the…

sounds like you are in the sweetspot. Enjoy

06/14/2018 - 8:13pm Thank  you for the method…

Thank  you for the method for confirming my activity.  I can finally rest, er, work on getting a second star.

06/12/2018 - 9:55pm Great nominees mentioned…

Great nominees mentioned above

Daniel Day Lewis

Denzel Washington

Philip Seymour Hoffman  << fantastic range, always good

Rod Steiger is an underrated name from the 50s 60s (comedy, musicals, dramas (wins Kevin Bacon award)

Elizabeth Taylor, Humphrey Bogart, Spencer Tracy (Captains Courageous, listen to DVD while driving, the script was written when radio stories were strong.  CGI what??)

06/06/2018 - 8:51pm Awesome reference to earlier…

Awesome reference to earlier events.

06/05/2018 - 8:10pm Unimpressive Leinenkugel's…

Unimpressive Leinenkugel's Grapefruit Shandy.  Cheers

06/03/2018 - 8:59pm John Beilein's Idea Machine Is Churning

I want JB to stay however I am sure he is having fun imaging the play calls in the NBA  the potential permutations to get to a win.

06/03/2018 - 7:33pm However, it is fun to say McDooooooooom

Like many of us, I assume, I have  been hoping  that McDoom's demonstrated pass catching  ability jumps to a much higher level.  He did make some good catches last year.  I have to wonder if that lack of production is on him or on the QBs.  Its not like anyone else has had a great career in the meantime to show him up.

06/01/2018 - 8:43pm Nice Group of Dudes

For us older guys
CB - Ty Law / Charles Woodson

Just for fun - Flanker/Wingback - Ralph Clayton (the poet)

06/01/2018 - 8:40pm Mike Martin

Mike Martin sure made Hoke look good.

06/01/2018 - 12:59pm What is the worst loss suffered by a Heisman winner?

Sure, we go undefeated and beat MSU by 24, maybe 24-0, and Brian LeWerke wins the Heisman.   I wonder if Michigan can best MSU by something like 45-0 and LeWerke could still win the Heisman.

I really don't care unless Shea Patterson or any other Wolverine is also in New York in December.


Wishing everyone a weekend that exceeds all positive expectations.

06/01/2018 - 7:52am What he said

Carry on

05/31/2018 - 9:27pm That Game Made Manti Teo's Season

I think Teo was credited with three picks.  One pass hit him right in his chest.  One was tipped up in the air for anyone to grab.  Nope, not a good game.

05/31/2018 - 5:02am Just Tuned In

Score tied at 1-1 at the end of 3.  Just saw Ohtani get Victor Martinez to pop out.  Impressive ball placement and ball movement.  I have never seen anyone pitch that way (until now).

05/29/2018 - 7:41pm Rudy Was Scammed

Rudy sold the use of his name, via the selling of one of his legal business consulting/motivational entities.  There was a proper contract insisting on proper legal behavior by which the purchasing partner did not abide.  The scam artist used Rudy's name to suck in others and then ran off with the money. 

Rudy demonstrated an ability to work hard.  He is not a strong legal or business professional.

He paid back all the money he received to the victims (at least that was the court approved agreement.)

I still like the movie (with its many flaws and fictional moments.) 

Dan Devine reported that if anyone dared turn in their uniform to him that they would never see it again.  And of course, he does what he can to get every senior walk-on onto the field during a game.

05/29/2018 - 11:42am Funny - But On Target

I am amused, and you are correct, that it has been so long.  The Knicks were quite the powerhouse when I was dribbling and shooting in the driveway as a wee tyke.  One more reason I have no desire to ever see Thomas in the Piston front office.

05/28/2018 - 6:38pm I hail those who served

I find them all so humble.  I had a drink yesterday with a man that served in the Pacific during WWII.

I had an uncle that told me he was just a private and an orderly in a field hospital.  I found out later he parachuted into Normandy the night before D-Day to setup a field hospital.

05/26/2018 - 9:27am The Great Escape

The Steve McQueen character was Churchill's American nephew.  After the war, he stayed and tracked down some of the Nazi officers.

05/26/2018 - 8:04am Darkest Hour before or after Dunkirk

Darkest Hour is an excellent movie to pair with Dunkirk.  (And now I have to check out Atonement)

I also watched Schindler's List and then the Pianist back-to-back

05/26/2018 - 7:55am Great Start - plus Battleground and Battle of the Bulge

I wasn't sure how i was going to answer but I had to open the thread and contribute.  

Great start with




American Sniper

My thoughts, watched with my dad many years ago


Battle of the Bulge

The Gallant Hours (Jimmy Cagney as Adm Bull Halsey).

To Hell and Back (Medal of Honor winner, Audie Murphy)

Maybe Merrill's Maurauders or Operation Burma


05/25/2018 - 9:56pm Read to your child, Read some more

Read whatever books they have to read in school.  It will be great.

Don't give them anything unless they ask for it.  When stuff just shows up they tend to not appreciate it.

Talk about dating and sex and marriage as completely as possible in age appropriate ways

Don't dare them to play hide and seek at the hardware store just to keep them busy and quiet.  It may be embarassingly hard to find them.

05/24/2018 - 9:38pm Dropped passes, oh my

I remember a few of those dropped passes but geez.  Does anyone have some insight as to whether or not our new wide receivers coach(es) are certain to fix this?  I suspect that with more experience the drops become completions.

05/23/2018 - 7:34pm I agree - GM Marketing Is Traditionally Bad

Not since "The heartbeat of America, today's Chevrolet" has GM entertained.  It is as if the Buick team never heard of the catastophe of "It's not you father's Oldsmobile."

So what the hell is it if it isn't your father's Oldsmobile?  If it doesn't look like a Buick then what the hell is it?

05/23/2018 - 1:35pm It was reported that the server was an MSU student

I thought it was reported in one news source, and repeated in others, iirc, that the server was an MSU student, the drinks white or black russians, they were all doubles, and there were seven of them (14 regular drinks.)

It is no excuse however.  One should know when one has had enough even if the drinks are excessively strong.  (Except unless you are in high school and some college guy thought it would be funny to get the high school kid drunk.  Just sayin' for a friend.)

I thought Gary looked good with the Lions.

05/23/2018 - 1:20pm Shonte People's Fires Automatic Weapon in Parking Lot

Yeah, there were some questionable incidents.  I am pretty sure Shonte People's was arrested for firing an automatic weapon from his balcony at someone he thought was trying to steel his car.

I think that was the same time that U of M formed their own police department so Ann Arbor police were in a weakened position to bring things to the coach before they went public.

05/23/2018 - 1:05pm Henne's Shoulder was Injured

Henne had his shoulder stiched after the OSU game.  When Henne can throw, that team was unstoppable.  I often wonder if his shoulder was bothering him as early as the Appalachia State game.  Others were injured but got healthy after OSU.

05/20/2018 - 8:16pm Nice suggestions

Each of those movies got me thinking about life choices and our ability to make life choices.  Charly and The Swimmer are rarely mentioned anymore but made a stir in their day.

05/20/2018 - 7:37pm Kudos for the Billy "White Shoes" Johnson Comment

Geez, it has been a few years.  Right there with Elmo Wright

05/20/2018 - 7:35pm Dye Your Hair To Irritate People

I colored my hair prior to a family vacation just to make my older brother look much older than me.  My younger brother noted that in one family picture I am standing on my toes during the group photo.

05/20/2018 - 7:28pm Each Play Counts As One Play

I distinctly remember that play and I was on track for a heart attack.  But the throw was rushed due to the great and and almighty Michigan defensive front (especially that one guy coached by Hoke.)  On the other hand, if that play was in the first quarter few would remember it.

There are dozens of "lucky" plays in any given game.