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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-19-06 01:32 PM
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Just in ..... U of M to change it's nickname
From the Wolverines



A tough large member of the weasel family who can take down prey many times it's size to either:

"The Rented Mules" or the "The fighting Red Headed Step Child"



1. Beat it like a rented mule

To beat someone, as you would a mule that did not belong to you. Without hesitancey.

I'm gonna beat you like a rented Mule.


2. Beat it like a rented mule

To mistreat for one's own interests without fear of reprimand.

He beat that dog like a rented mule.



1. red headed stepchild

A person or group treated without the favor of birthright.

The boss treats this department like his red headed stepchildren.


2. red headed stepchild

A child who is obviously not your own, a child who is treated worse than other children in the family

I beat him like a red headed stepchild.

tags red red headed stepchild child red hair

3. red headed stepchild

One who is beaten often.

Man, he smacked her like she was a red headed stepchild!

Is it wrong for a liberal to gloat? :rofl:




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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-19-06 01:48 PM
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1. In this case, yes
It was a well-played game and could have gone either way. I'm still hoping for a rematch in neutral territory. Both teams deserve praise. Had one or another play gone another way, the outcome would have been different. We have nothing to be ashamed of and Bo would have been proud in spite of the ultimate loss.

And, I take great offense to your red-headed step-child comments. My daughter is a redhead.
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1gobluedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-20-06 11:18 AM
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2. No, it's not wrong...gloat away
But after you clean up the wreckage from the victory 'celebration' in Columbus, you might want to learn how to punctuate 'its' correctly.

Another redhead who doesn't care for the label. I always heard it as 'poor stepchild.'
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-20-06 12:04 PM
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3. At least in Ann Arbor we don't destroy the town when we win
(or when we lose, for that matter). I'm still hoping for a rematch on neutral ground. How Bo and Woody would love that!

:hi:
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Scout Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-20-06 12:43 PM
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4. actually, "we" do
basketball championships ... state street and area around diag vandalized by drunken frat boys .... blamed it on those who attended the hash bash, of all things!
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-20-06 01:10 PM
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5. Guess I hadn't heard about that
Edited on Mon Nov-20-06 01:10 PM by SharonRB
Did they set fires and overturn cars?
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1gobluedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-20-06 04:02 PM
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8. In 1989 after the basketball championship there were some incidents
Six people were arrested mostly for vandalism. Not one was a UM student and, if I recall correctly, none of them were from Ann Arbor. No cars were overturned and no fires were set. I'm not excusing it; it just seems so odd to me to celebrate something good by destroying something else. And Hash Bash had been over for two days.

And it hasn't happened since. Nothing after the 1997 football championship. Nothing after the football victory over OSU in 2003. Nothing after the hockey national championships either.

Just doesn't happen here.
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-20-06 06:46 PM
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10. That's what I thought
I had forgotten about those minor incidents in '89, but now that you mention those details I think I remember -- and the fact that no students or Ann Arbor residents were involved.
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-20-06 02:01 PM
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6. Thanx for the correction
i always thought that the apostrophe when I wrote it's
referred to a possessive case ... i.e. "it was owning something"

oh well thanx!

BTW we had little damage after the game in Cowtown, OH.
That stuff sickens me too.


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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-20-06 03:47 PM
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7. It's is a contraction -- it is.
Its is the possessive of it.
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-20-06 04:40 PM
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9. Why would you even come here to post that?
The whole town is still reeling from Bo's death. They showed a picture of Lloyd Carr in the paper today as one of the pallbearers for the funeral. Really, this was a very heartbreaking loss in a close, close game, one day after one of the saddest in the history of the university, and I can't understand what level of sportsmanship would possess you to come to the Michigan forum and post such a thing.
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-20-06 06:48 PM
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11. Thanks, Lisa -- I totally agree
It was a total lack of class and empathy.
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-20-06 07:57 PM
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12. Lisa
i am sorry. If my post was demeaning to Bo and or hurtful to you or
anyone because it was not supposed to be in that manner.

I should remember the old middle east saying ... "You are the
master of all words unspoken and all words spoken are the master
of you."

My Brother was married by Bo's Godson and Woody Hayes real life son,
Judge Steven Hayes. If you check the other Michigan posts look @ what
I wrote on Bo's passing.

It was written in fun and if it was taken the wrong way the fault lies with
me not the reader.

I have been going to and watching OSU v U of M games for years and
have known players from both teams. I should have known better.
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1gobluedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-20-06 08:35 PM
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13. Thank you for posting that
That was really nice of you. Yes, the whole town, really the whole state, is in mourning. Saturday morning I took flowers to the memorial that has sprung up at Schembechler Hall. My entire family went to Michigan so they were from all of us. Yesterday there was a three hour visitation at the church for the public. In the huge line that went down the street and around the block were former players who had dug out their letter jackets, coaches from other schools including MSU's George Perles who had the saddest face I've ever seen, and hundreds of fans. One little girl about ten years old was holding her father's hand and whispering to him "Don't cry."

We all feel as though a light has gone out. It's hard to imagine Ann Arbor and Michigan without Bo.

When I was driving home from work today, the day of Bo's funeral, the western sky was filled with dark gray-blue clouds. Directly under them was a pale yellow -- maize -- streak of sky. God was welcoming Bo....and He seems to have been showing his colors; He's a Michigan fan.

RIP, Bo. We love you and will miss you.
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-20-06 08:46 PM
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15. Both Woody & Bo were both from a different mold
In the 1970s Woody Fresh off a Big Ten title and a win over
the U of M no more than 2 hours later was in the OSU hospital
giving out the roses that were given to him in honor of going
to the Rose Bowl ...... when a reporter found him and said "This
will make a great story."

Woody said, "Don't you think of printing a word of this or
taking a picture."
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Scout Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-20-06 08:46 PM
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14. "The whole town is still reeling from Bo's death."
everyone who lives here does not worship U of M football.

:eyes:
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1gobluedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-20-06 08:54 PM
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16. Bo went far beyond football
He raised millions for cancer research, especially the adrenal cancer that took his wife's life. He raised a ton of money for sick kids and at risk kids. Under his tenure as coach the UM Athletic Dept began their financial support the University's libraries and funded academic scholarships. He loved the University and he loved this town. He ran a clean program and was instrumental in working with the FBI to prevent steriod abuse in the 1980s probably saving thousands of lives. You don't have to be a football fan to appreciate what he did for this place.

I love Michigan football and I was a fan of Bo Schembecher, despite his politics (I even wrote him a letter telling him to stick with what he knew). He helped define the University of Michigan as a cut above and for that I will thank him forever.
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Scout Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-20-06 08:56 PM
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17. whatever
there's still a lot of people who are not "reeling from Bo's death."
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1gobluedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-20-06 09:00 PM
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18. Well, you're entitled
But this was a thread about football. And, as an Ann Arbor resident, I have sure seen a lot of mourning everywhere I've been and gone since Friday.

I hope when you are reeling from a death those who don't share your feeling of loss are still empathetic and sympathetic.
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-20-06 09:11 PM
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19. As I did not like Woody's politics either
But in 1970 after Kent State and it seemed like the everything
was going to explode @ OSU something happened.

Cops on one side and students on another with a blood bath brewing
a white haired old guy called Woody Hayes walked past the cops and
into the middle of the students to keep things from getting worse.

BTW OSU would have been wise to listen to Bo about John Cooper too.
He all but came out and said that the players on his ASU teams were on
steroids.
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Scout Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 12:29 PM
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22. As an Ann Arbor resident....
I haven't seen anyone REELING, and I've not seen any mourning either. But then I'm not looking for it, I'm just going about my normal activities at home and at work.
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 11:42 AM
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20. Well perhaps your ties to Ann Arbor don't go very deep
Each to their own.
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Scout Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 12:27 PM
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21. perhaps I've lived in or very near Ann Arbor all my life, was born here
and just don't give much a of a shit about college sports? Don't worship college athletes and their coaches?

Yes, each to our own.
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Scout Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 02:45 PM
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24. "anti-football trolls"
oh I see, I'm not "reeling with grief" from the death of someone I never knew, so now I'm an "anti-football" troll.

And some Michigan fans wonder how they got nicknamed the "arrogant assholes from Ann Arbor."

Have I posted in any football threads on DU? I doubt you'll find any.

Is it against the rules to accuse other DUers of being trolls?

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1gobluedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 03:04 PM
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25. I think it's because this is a football thread
And you posted that not everyone in Ann Arbor worships football. That's all.

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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 04:30 PM
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26. I believe you voted "Don't Care/n/t" in the thread
about the Michigan-Ohio State score. If you really didn't care, why not just ignore it?

I mean, what if I went to the poetry thread and said, "poetry is dumb!" (which I wouldn't do, because I like and write poetry). Or to a pets forum if I hated animals?

Be that as it may, I liked Bo. He's been a personality for as long as I remember Michigan football. My dad keeps pictures of him with all of the memorabilia of his own teams. The first game I went to with my dad, Bo was the coach. When Bo's 1969 team beat Ohio State, I remember my dad, who was still pretty young, leaping around his study (which was downstairs) and thumping the roof, he was so excited. I remember when he lost his wife and started a fund researching the type of cancer she had. He was a fixture, and I wish he could have been around for another ten years. I miss him. I have a picture of him on my office door now, and I intend to buy a photograph of him for MY office.
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Scout Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 05:20 PM
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27. ooooooh, you got me good....
I don't care what the score was ... how does that make me an "anti-football troll"?

Is it against the rules to call another DUer a troll?
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 06:10 PM
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28. All I'm sayin' is....
if you dislike football, why participate in threads that are ABOUT football, just to say that you don't care about it? Why join a thread containing a poll if you don't care about the poll? Why denigrate others' interests? Why, when there are thousands of people in Ann Arbor out on the streets with signs, balloons, Michigan gear, waiting in line for memorials and funerals, say that the town doesn't care about Bo's death? Why accuse someone of "worship", then tell them they're breaking the rules (which, if so, wasn't intentional) regarding name-calling? Frankly, I don't understand.

Howver, go ahead, have the last word, because I can't make my feelings any more clear.
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Scout Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-22-06 01:26 PM
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29. now you're just making up stuff that I've supposedly said....
did I say I dislike football? no i did not.

I objected to the characterization that the whole town was reeling from Bo's death ... I did not say that "the town" doesn't care. I said not everyone who lives in Ann Arbor was "reeling" with grief.

How did you "unintentionally" break the rules and accuse me of being a troll? Did you type the words or not?

Please work on your reading comprehension, and stop making up stuff I've supposedly said. If you want to quote me, then quote me, but you don't need to speculate or create words to put in my mouth.
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