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11/20/2018 - 8:41am Another carpenter here whose… Another carpenter here whose kind of jealous of you working on the Union. I do mainly residential high end jobs in A2 but would have loved to work on the Hill Auditorium renovation or redoing Schembechler Hall.I've worked on many professors and doctors houses but my contribution to campus life is working on the Phi Delt house. Nothing like coming into work on a monday morning to literal shit on the bathroom floor and regurgitation on the walls.
11/16/2018 - 8:42am Such diversity...they accept… Such diversity...they accept blondes AND brunettes!
11/16/2018 - 7:00am Beat the Mountain Hawks … Beat the Mountain Hawks (Lehigh). Free admission to wrestling at Crisler tonight with your fb ticket. 7pm.
11/15/2018 - 4:13pm I'm getting out my snow… I'm getting out my snow pants and boots in a few minutes. I'll probably be shoveling the sideline in front of the M Ultras along with being a ballboy.
11/12/2018 - 4:28pm I often have some crossed… I often have some crossed synapses and those two words come out "toin coss". But I work by myself and rarely converse and definitely couldn't do pbp.
11/12/2018 - 4:11pm I've been to all but one… I've been to all but one game this year and this team is definitely tournament worthy and fun to watch. They are attacking on the offense with plenty of speed and skill, and solid on defense with good goalkeeping. It'll be chilly but it'll toughen you up for the last home football game, come on out.
11/09/2018 - 5:15pm Agree about Jim and Roy but… Agree about Jim and Roy but don't forget about Coach Ben McDaniels ( Josh's younger brother of the Patriots). He came over from the Bears and he's the first person to talk to the receivers as they come off the field. He has the nicest family also,met his wife, kids and parents over the summer. His dad's an Ohio High School Hall of Fame coach.
11/09/2018 - 7:18am Wait ... RU gets three… Wait ... RU gets three inches?? Did Devin blow an assignment or did Watson slip and they got one completion?
11/09/2018 - 7:09am Sounds like a typical XM… Sounds like a typical XM weekend ( maybe 10-1 is new). I've got a double dose of Hockey against the Figthings and then off to the Roth tower on Sunday to give blood in the Blood Battle to beat OSU. Save me some venison sausage. Edit: forgot about the rivalry matchup, going to Tecumseh Brewery with another usher to watch the game before puck drop.
11/08/2018 - 10:21am We did Weber's a few years… We did Weber's a few years ago and it was pretty good. They give you a whole small turkey, dressing, potatoes, gravy and vegetables, plus your choice of pie for dessert. I think we took home the bird for leftovers. Whether they'll give you a hunk of salmon for one person is a question to ask them
11/08/2018 - 8:43am No one has brought up The… No one has brought up The Beer Grotto --lots of great beers, new outdoor (heated) space which is nice, and they've added new TV's. The big plus here is you and your young lady friend can bring in outside food. You can go for the quad on an onion roll, with grilled onions and Blue cheese from Blimpie's while your guest can have a pulled pork from Satchel's. ( Insert other downtown place, most do take out, i.e. Frida's, Old Town, Jolly Pumpkin). Order at a TV timeout in the second quarter and pickup at halftime. This worked great for me and you get to vent you're frustation while walking outside 'cuz we're only up 28-0 at halftime.
11/07/2018 - 9:33am One of my lasting takeaways…

One of my lasting takeaways from Northwestern this year was the PA guy (unfortunately). After every Wildcat first down he ended with “Mooovve thoooosse chaaaiins!”, reminded me of some bad high school dad/announcer.

Carl’s voice is one of the best at announcing for sure, but his dulcet tones go beyond the broadcast booth. I sat near him while performing Bach’s Magnificat with UMS’s summer sings  a few months ago and he’s a primo basso. (Remember Mr. Grapentine is an Mgoblogger and posts now and then on band threads).

11/06/2018 - 8:56am Yeah my scanning days might…

Yeah my scanning days might be numbered.The drunk students and the scamming with Mcards at Gate 10 is getting old after 6 years, I’ll either move to the field or be a portal leader. 

11/06/2018 - 7:05am The roster has 14 so plenty…

The roster has 14 so plenty of subs ("It Was Crazy!).  CJ Baird has one deep three already this year so he's good for at least one field goal.

11/04/2018 - 9:47am Sorry, posted with no…

Sorry, posted with no particulars 

1pm at UM soccer stadium

B1G quarterfinals

Free admission w PSU football ticket

We are third in the conference a bubblish team as far as NCAA’s

Weather looks good - rain Looks like it will stay to the west 

11/04/2018 - 7:38am  As an usher in Section 8 we…

 As an usher in Section 8 we get the “official”opposing fans in the top few rows. As they exit we usually say “Thanks for coming “ or “Have a save trip home” trying to be gracious, win or lose. 

Last night there were two different butt hurt fans with great takes on Michigan’s season or skill.  1. “Yeah but you couldn’t beat Norte Dame” ... first game, on the road, in a one score game against playoff contender. And B. “ Alabama will beat you guys”...on New Year’s Day or in the championship game, we could get beat by arguably the most complete team in years. The score was either 35-0 or 42-0 as they left and that’s the best you can dis us with. “ Have a nice evening sir.”.

11/03/2018 - 3:21am I stand for the entire five…

I stand for the entire five plus hours I’m in the Stadium and usually show up to choir practice hoarse on Monday. I will do best again today! Go Blue and beat the Joe Pa loving blah rant blah out of them!

11/02/2018 - 9:30pm Same place as College… Same place as College Gameday, Ingalls Mall next to Hill Auditorium.
11/02/2018 - 8:09am Yes my UM Event Team nametag… Yes my UM Event Team nametag (not username) is there for all games and I'm at Gate 10 / Sec 8 for Fball, Sec 104 for Bball and the Zamboni area for hockey. Et Tu can stop by and say hi Brute.
11/02/2018 - 7:00am I'll be there at gate 10 and… I'll be there at gate 10 and have met XM (and his young'uns) there twice. I can't vouch his cattle raising skills but his children seem top notch. I haven't been giving away free swag this year so in honor of beating PSU, the first two kids that yell "Hey Carl" near my chute get a Michigan scarf. ( three scanners left of the granite "M").
11/01/2018 - 1:33pm It's about two degrees… It's about two degrees warmer than his tin of snuff.
11/01/2018 - 1:17pm Agree with less Dennis. I… Agree with less Dennis. I can barely take his Dennis voice and mute his bad Ufer stuff.
11/01/2018 - 7:07am I’ll tip my cap to the…

I’ll tip my cap to the sponsors who are willing to give me free beer!! I’ve met both Matt Demorest and Nick Hopwood while drinking fine Michigan beers that they’ve provided at Jolly Pumpkin, Wolverine State Brewery the north end zone site or the space by Elbel.

If we’re 9-1 going in to the last home game against Indiana we ought to be having another MGoTailgate event....hint, hint!

10/30/2018 - 1:27pm Brian also forgot to mention…

Brian also forgot to mention Xavier’s new hairstyle, shorter? Iverson Braids? I wasn’t close enough to tell - but at first I had to search for him. 

10/30/2018 - 1:16pm There was a clock and…

There was a clock and scoreboard but it was on the court facing away from the east stands [I was working in the Maize Rage area]. I thought Matthews play was similar to last year’s mid season malaise. He stood on the perimeter and passed the ball and his few drives were smothered by the Yaklich defense. I agree the freshman who stood out was Iggy. He looked confident, poised and skilled and not afraid to attack the basket ...a rarity in Michigan freshmen bigs.

10/29/2018 - 8:58am I thought he looked familiar…

I thought he looked familiar ... he was reading a book shirtless on the Diag by the old Econ building in the fall of '78. He's put on a few pounds.

Edit : for you youngsters a pic, it's between the Grad Library and West Engin.

 

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10/28/2018 - 9:43am Number 16 should be Don…

Number 16 should be Don BrowM, and you did 21 because ... one to grow on? Desmond's catch is your favorite? Junior Hemingway wore #21 for 5 yrs. and had to endure both Rodriguez and Hoke and deserved better?

10/19/2018 - 9:04am I gave it a thought  but…

I gave it a thought  but then realized I hadn't done any "Saturday" work around the house since football started. ( Hey mate,  daughter is finally sleeping in her old bed and enjoyed the last of your fine eggs).

10/12/2018 - 5:45pm I'd have to pick between…

I'd have to pick between Denard and these twoIMG_0375.jpg

Tough choice

10/09/2018 - 7:40am But why is this still up --…

But why is this still up ---Valenti is delete worthy according to the MGoBoard  rules/FAQ. I posted a on a similar occasion in the spring when Sparty lost in the Bball tournament and Michigan was rolling. Valenti was ripping into Mork and praising Beilein but my post was gone in a half hour. I'm pretty sure Brian would prefer Valenti go back to the Jersey airwaves and talk about Rutgers.

10/08/2018 - 1:57pm Neg bang me as well, I park…

Neg bang me as well, I park across the street from AAA on Main. Been using the same two trees for the last six years for my bike locking spot. On rainy or snowy days I do have to slum it with my 12 year old mt. bike.

10/07/2018 - 8:13am In the first couple of games…

In the first couple of games I'm looking for which freshmen played and how they looked. The one I noticed was Nick Blankenburg. Looks a lot like Hughes ---5"9" and 160 lbs. on D (that's me as an undergrad) but he was all over the ice and seemed to get a lot of shifts.

10/05/2018 - 9:03am The opposite for me 1st job…

The opposite for me 1st job was easy all week. 2nd job starts tonight and goes all weekend. Women's soccer tonight vs. Buckeyes , Turtles followed by Catamounts on the ice tomorrow, with a double header of soccer on Sunday, PSU women then the No.2 Hoosiers battling the men to wrap it up. Go Blue x 5. 

09/28/2018 - 7:14am Yessir, last night was the…

Yessir, last night was the Philadelphia Orchestra in Hill Auditorium after a 24 year hiatus and on the road to Chicago later this afternoon for my first visit to Ryan Field. Fall weekends >>>spring four star recruit watch weekends.

09/21/2018 - 12:27pm There is a lactation room on…

There is a lactation room on the NE concourse (sec 40?- ask a friendly Event Team Member) that might be of you use to someone in your group. Have fun and take turns sitting in the shade outside your section. 

 

09/19/2018 - 4:53pm Guy on the right is Matt…

Guy on the right is Matt Dudek who should share a little bit of credit for getting these young athletes committed. I met him his second day on the job last summer and again this summer at the prospect camps. High energy guy who probably works 12 to 14 hour days and is always recruiting. Sam Webb raves about him. 

09/17/2018 - 6:36pm Hey dude , scanner dude here…

Hey dude , scanner dude here and I resemble that remark (what's a Hardy Boy??) UM CoE and School of Ed taught me how to look under your hoodie and turn you over to the authorities behind me at Gate 10. 

09/17/2018 - 6:00pm We (scanner/security check…

We (scanner/security check guy here) do soften the policy at other venues on hot days. Soccer games in mid August have been in the 90's , softball and baseball are sometimes bad in the late part of the schedule. Drink what you can at the gate dump the rest and then go in and fill up. Why they don't have that policy at Michigan stadium is beyond me.

09/13/2018 - 6:02am To JWG and RobF I am at Gate…

To JWG and rob f I am at Gate 10 a few chutes west of the large granite M. RobF --I won't be there this Saturday, will be the first game I've missed in 6 yrs due to a wedding up in Suttons Bay. On the bright side I'm stopping in at Xtra Melanin's farm (ranch?) between his brood's morning chores and church, looking forward to it. As to my diminished posting history...let's just say I was vacationing in Bolivia for awhile for posting when I should have stopped drinking and gone to bed. Luckily having friends in high places (Seth) , has me reinstated with no visible effects (i.e. -990,000pts).

09/12/2018 - 11:10pm Thanks for the heads up WD…

Thanks for the heads up WD. I signed up to work the event totally forgetting I'll be in Evanston for my once a year road game. I'll go back and make myself unavailable.

09/07/2018 - 7:20am I have an extra spot for the…

I have an extra spot for the Victor's Lounge -- free food, drinks hosted by WTKA --any takers? Would have to meet me early and be my plus one (no physical ticket) . Respond and I'll give you particulars.

Edit the food is ribs, chorizo breakfast  quesadilla, mini pretzel brats from Ciris, Agave and the Heidelberg.

09/06/2018 - 12:50pm Hey Jello I’m one of those …

Hey Jello I’m one of those “goons” at the gate and to those like you who I encounter I just say “Have a nice afternoon and Go Blue” even though I am thinking something a litte more antagonistic. 

09/06/2018 - 7:10am Wear the oh so snug tighty…

Wear the oh so snug tighty whities that always pop up on my sidebar and slip ipad into the band and walk carefully through the gate. I've  worked at a gate for six years and never encountered one, so I assume everyone smuggles them in. (My Ipad mini fits nicely in a side pocket of cargo shorts).

09/01/2018 - 10:47pm Robert Wilton Speight III

Robert Wilton Speight III

08/31/2018 - 11:45am Yeah Brian actually had no…

Yeah Brian actually had no sarcasm last night ( probably too tired because all the late nights and because young Denard Cook). Special shout out to Matt Demorest for hosting(free beer] and Scratch BBQ ... the food was better than last year and I’d say much better than Slo’s. 

08/31/2018 - 8:22am My first opening day was 40…

IMG_0143.jpgMy first opening day was 40 years ago and Ricky Leach was my QB as a freshman. So they were down in South Bend and the campus was kind of dead in the morning. Just to be a dumbass I wore a bright  green satin H.S football warmup from St. Patricks in Wyandotte. It had a shamrock on the back and IRISH accross the chest. I got a few heckles as I paraded around East U and South U. (still have the jacket in the back closet ...faded as hell). Beat ND!

08/31/2018 - 1:22am They're doing a tribute to…

They're doing a tribute to Leonard Bernstein a few weeks after his 100th birthday. Heard them playing "Tonight" and "Officer Krupke" from West Side Story while Brian was fielding questions at the MGoEvent.

08/30/2018 - 7:00am Just wait 20 some years and…

Congratulations....Just wait 20 some years and that kiddo might text you and see if you want to go to the MGoTailgate tonight. Just two alums drinking beer with some BBQ, listening to Brian's predictions. Good times.

08/28/2018 - 1:37pm It was pretty much me and my…

image1_1.jpgIt was pretty much me and my lonely chair-RobF and XM stood me up. I had a sub ...it was crazy.

08/24/2018 - 6:05am This is just the way he is …

This is just the way he is ... talking with kids , talking with teammates, sorta dealing with staff/fanboys like me. This is from working three camps with him. He sorta stares at you and through you at the same time, always with an impish grin on his face. He and Ben Bredeson were my favorites from camps--as in who you'd like to hang out with in their backyards with a beer while grilling.