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Lincoln's Second Inaugural, The Scorpion and the Frog
On March 4, 1865, after taking the Presidential oath of office for the second time, Abraham Lincoln addressed the mass of Americans that had gathered for the occasion.  He used just 701 words to lay out a vision of what could be, but to also suggest that Am...
On March 4, 1865, after taking the Presidential oath of office for the second time, Abraham Lincoln addressed the mass of Americans that had gathered for the occasion.  He used just 701 words to lay out a vision of what could...
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Curses
I was sound asleep when the call came in early this morning.  I rolled over, fumbled for my phone, and did my best to answer. "Hello?" "Hello, Mr. Barker.  I'd like to speak to you about an exciting opportunity." "It's 12:53 in the morning, who in their rig...
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The Rising Tide
I wasn't even supposed to be here today. I had a wedding in Evanston this weekend.  I was going to let Geoff reclaim the rightful throne if he wanted and I was going to be content to hold my tongue. And then Shane was nailed in the helmet, a targeting call ...
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Run of the Mill
Well, that's a hole. (Photo by Eric Upchurch/MGoBlog) On some level, it feels gauche to complain about a 24 point win over a MAC school.  Even one that has now lost nineteen games in a row.  But I think that there is a lesson in Saturday.  It didn't come on...
Well, that's a hole. (Photo by Eric Upchurch/MGoBlog) On some level, it feels gauche to complain about a 24 point win over a MAC school.  Even one that has now lost nineteen games in a row.  But I think that there is a lesson...
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What's past is prologue
"What's  past  is  prologue " William Shakespeare, The Tempest , Act 2, Scene I Our thanks to MVictors and K. Kuehne for an excellent shot. Michigan won a season opener yesterday against an FBS transitional team in a relatively straight forward manner.  The...
"What's past is prologue" William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act 2, Scene I Our thanks to MVictors and K. Kuehne for an excellent shot. Michigan won a season opener yesterday against an FBS transitional team in a relative...
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Looking good, Billy Ray
It started simply, from Jane's Michigan preview for EDSBS , which most of you have probably already read.  But, the important quote is: "If Notre Dame fans are noted for their eternal (and quixotic) optimism, Michigan fans are noted for boundless, unceasing...
It started simply, from Jane's Michigan preview for EDSBS, which most of you have probably already read.  But, the important quote is: "If Notre Dame fans are noted for their eternal (and quixotic) optimism, Michigan fans ar...
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Just like starting over
Love the Drake! Started from the bottom, now we're here. OK, now that we have the obvious Drake joke out of the way, let's get on with the column. It's going to be the common theme of many columns on the Indiana game that things were different, better, new ...
Love the Drake! Started from the bottom, now we're here. OK, now that we have the obvious Drake joke out of the way, let's get on with the column. It's going to be the common theme of many columns on the Indiana game that thi...
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Yes, we're awful people
While we wait for a medical report we were promised at 12:45 PM EDT Let's answer the strawman: Yes, we're horrible people who only care about wins and losses and if Michigan were 5-0, then the risks to Shane Morris wouldn't matter to us and we'd just close ...
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The Mandate of Heaven
I think it's very hard to see positives in a loss when you're soaking wet.  It's even harder when you misplace your keys for 45 minutes in the Liberty Square parking structure*.  But, at some point, when in the cold and the wet, you realize that the team yo...
I think it's very hard to see positives in a loss when you're soaking wet.  It's even harder when you misplace your keys for 45 minutes in the Liberty Square parking structure*.  But, at some point, when in the cold and the w...
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State Fair Omaha
"I can't come back, I don't know how it works! Good-bye, folks!" One of the absolute great lines in The Wizard of Oz , both the book and the movie, is when the Wizard, having been found out, is accused of being a very bad man by the Scarecrow.  The Wizard r...
"I can't come back, I don't know how it works! Good-bye, folks!" One of the absolute great lines in The Wizard of Oz, both the book and the movie, is when the Wizard, having been found out, is accused of being a very bad man ...
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MGoMix 2014
We're back!  After a summer where we just don't know any more, but we're about to find out, we're back with our breakdown of our new playlist for the 2014 season.  We tried to mix it up a bit while following our rules: no more than 80 minutes of music, make...
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Throwback to throwbacks
As many of you know, my passion for the history of Michigan
football is exceptionally high.  I'm not
alone in this regard; it is why I have a kinship with Greg Dooley of MVictors.com in large part because of this. 
Greg's work on the Michigan uniform timeli...
As many of you know, my passion for the history of Michigan football is exceptionally high.  I'm not alone in this regard; it is why I have a kinship with Greg Dooley of MVictors.com in large part because of this.  Greg's wor...
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Just your average, run-of-the-mill, married 35 year-old suburbanite father of one, tied to the 90s and stuck somewhere between Gen X and Gen Y.
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