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The Michigan Man Podcast is produced for die hard Wolverine fans. The show will include weekly interviews with Michigan Bloggers and other special guests. The center piece of the show will be fan feedback. We want fans to phone in audio posts, and email their comments, rants...whatever is on their mind regarding Michigan athletics. The Podcast format will evolve in the coming months. Initially we will have four segments. 1) The View from section 17 - Commentary from host Mike Fitzpatrick 2) Weekly guest interviews. 3) Post game notes and scores focusing on Wolverine Football, Basketball, and hockey. 4) Fan Feedback - Audio posts from fans who want their opinion heard, or would like to comment on topics from earlier shows. Website:www.themichiganmanpodcast.com email: themichiganmanpodcast@yahoo.com Listener Line: 313 263-4842

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    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 649 - Editor John Borton from The Wolverine Magazine joins us

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 30:40

    Mike Macdonald is reportedly on the way back to the Ravens as DC. Juwan Howard and his team need to stay hot if they want a spot in the big dance, and Jim's contract is waiting for his signature. John Borton from The Wolverine Magazine joins me to discuss those topics and much more.

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 648 - Wolverine Hoops radio voice Brian Boesch joins us

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 24:07

    Was the Maryland win our breakout game ? My guest today says it was a good win, but we'll need pleny more just like it in the coming weeks. With us today is Wolverine radio voice Brian Boesch

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 647 - Michigan basketball beat guy James Hawkins from The Detroit News is my guest

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 30:58

    Still waiting for Jim to make a decision. In the meantime, let's find out what's going on with Juwan Howard and his team. Joining us today is beat writer James Hawkins from The Detroit News

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 646 - Football News with Chris Balas

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 25:45

    The offseason has already become a flurry of activity for players and coaches. We knew Hutchinson and Ojabo would declare for the NFL draft, but now Chris Hinton and Daylen Baldwin have decided to say goodbye. Joining me on today's show is Chris Balas from The Wolverine

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 645 - Georgia Visitors Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 28:14

    My guest today says a defense as good as Georgia's comes along once a generation. It is the best he's seen in his 28 years behind the microphone. With me today is the radio play by play voice of Georgia Football Scott Howard

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 644 - Michigan Game Day with Nick Baumgardner

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 32:16

    What a return to glory this year has been for Jim Harbaugh and Michigan Football. It's been a pure joy watching this team play. My guest today says Friday's matchup in the playoffs with Georgia should be epic. Joining us is beat writer Nick Baumgardner from The Athletic

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 643 - Georgia beat writer Marc Weiszer from The Athens Banner-Herald is my guest

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 22:14

    Michigan resumed practice this week and heads down to Miami on Christmas Day. With me today is Georgia beat writer Marc Weiszer from The Athens Banner-Herald. He says Michigan shouldn't expect to see the same team that played Alabama in The SEC Championship game.

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 642 - Class of 2022 updates with EJ Holland from The Wolverine

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 41:28

    We expect Michigan to ink a top 10 class on Wednesday. My guest today says this class includes 5 or 6 elite players, and plenty of guys with high ceilings. Joining me today is Michigan recruiting writer EJ Holland from The Wolverine

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 641 - Big 10 Champs and playoff bound

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 30:33

    What a glorius night it was in Indianapolis as we pounded number 13 ranked Iowa to earn the B10 Championship. Up next is Georgia on New Years Eve in The Orange Bowl as we make our first playoff appearance. Joining me with his thoughts on all of that and more is beat writer Aaron McMann from MLive

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 640 - Iowa Visitors Edition B10 Championship Week

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 27:06

    What a weekend it could be. Beat Iowa and we are BIG 10 Champions and a lock for the playoffs. My guest today says Iowa will not go quietly into the night. They are a good team and believe they matchup well with Michigan. With me today is Hawkeye beat writer Kennington Smith from The Des Moines Register

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 639 - Michigan Game Day with Nick Baumgardner

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 48:07

    Oh how sweet it was. A beatdown in The Big House. Savor that feeling, and hope that it leads to a renewal of excellence for Jim Harbaugh and Michigan Football. My guest today says beating Ohio State the way we did could change the long term direction of this program. Joining me today is Nick Baumgardner from The Athletic

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 638 - Ohio State Visitors Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 23:46

    My guest today says if you ask most Ohio State fans if they are worried about Michigan, the answer will be no. With us today is Editor and Buckeye beat writer Dan Hope from the popular Ohio State  site 11 Warriors

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 637 - Michigan Game Day with Detroit News beat writer Angelique Chengelis

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 36:39

    Not many of the so called experts think Michigan has a chance this week against Ohio State. My guest isn't one of those. She thinks The Bucknut defense has holes we can exploit, and Hutchinson and Ojabo might bring pressure CJ Stroud hasn't seen from anyone this year. Joining us today is The Angel Of The Big House, Michigan beat writer Angelique Chengelis from The Detroit News

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 636 - Maryland Visitors Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 27:30

    The only thing standing between Michigan and a shot at a B10 East title is Maryland. Of course Sparty has to go down in the shoe Saturday too. Joining us with his thoughts on this Saturday's  oppenent is the hall of fame radio play by play voice of Maryland Football Johnny Holliday

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 635 - Michigan Game Day with beat writer Michael Cohen from The Detroit Free press

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 37:51

    We are one week away from an epic confrontation with Ohio State. It won't be epic if we don't take care of business at Maryland Saturday afternoon. With me today is beat writer Michael Cohen from The Detroit Free Press to discuss that and much more

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 634 - Penn State Visitors Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 21:51

    My guest today says if Sean Clifford hadn't been injured in the Iowa game we could be playing an undefeated team in Happy Valley this weekend. Joining us today is the radio play by play voice of Penn State Football

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 633 - Michigan Game Day with Chris Balas

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 24:28

    We may be missing some key players on Saturday, but so is Penn State. The rubber meets the road at high noon in Happy Valley this Saturday. Can we win a big road game in November against a ranked opponent? If we can, the next two weeks could be the biggest for Michigan football in over 15 years

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 632 - Indiana Visitors Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 25:25

    IU limps into The Big House Saturday night led by the last scholarshhip quarterback available to play, and he is a true Freshmen. Legendary Hoosier radio play by play voice Don Fischer joins me with his thoughts on this struggling Indiana team

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 631 - Michigan Game Day with Jim Brandstatter

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 23:50

    The sting from losing again to Sparty will stay with us for a long time. It was a game we should have won, but didn't make timely big plays, and made too many mistakes. The good news is our goals are still attainable. We just need to win out! With us today is the radio play by play voice of The Wolverines Jim Brandstatter

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 630 - Michigan State Visitors Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 23:26

    Fox Sports analyst Joel Klatt said after the Northwestern game that Jim Harbaugh wasn't brought here to go 7-0. He was hired to beat his rivals and win Big10 championships. I think it's safe to say the pressure is on. This is a must win game for us. Joining me today for a Spartan perspective on Saturday's game is Graham Couch from The Lansing State Journal

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 629 - Michigan Game Day with Aaron McMann from MLive

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 28:25

    Never in the history of this rivalry has there been so much on the line. This Saturday the eyes of the nation will be on Michigan vs Michigan State in East Lansing. Joining me today is beat writer Aaron McMann from MLive

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 628 - Northwestern Visitors Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 26:58

    Some would say this is a trap game. I say it's a game against a well coached team that better get our full attention. No looking ahead to next Saturday, or we  will head to East Lansing at 6-1. With us today is the radio play by play voice of Northwestern Football Dave Eanet

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 627 - Michigan Game Day with Austin Meek from The Athletic

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 29:08

    I hope you enjoyed the bye week! Now it gets more than real. Are we a good team, or a great one? Good won't run the table in the next six weeks, we'll need to play at a level from week to week we haven't seen from Michigan football in over a decade. Beat writer Austin Meek from The Athletic thinks 10-2 would be a great season for us. He joins us on this weeks Michigan Game Day Show

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 626 - Bye week edition with John Borton

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 33:07

    In the first 6 games we've established we are a good football team. In the next six we'll see if we can make the leap from good to great. Joining us today is Editor John Borton from The Wolverine Magazine

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 625 - Nebraska Visitors Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 23:16

    Winning at Madison was long overdue. Now we stay on the road for a prime time night game in Lincoln. Right now, they are a better team than Wisconsin. Their defense is top 10 statistically in several categories. Their offense seems to have put it together and is loaded with talent. It could be a cliffhanger. With me today is the radio play by play voice of Nebraska Football, Greg Sharpe

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 624 - Michigan Game Day with Michael Cohen from The Detroit Free Press

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 31:57

    Beating Wisconsin in Madison was impressive. Now we head to Lincoln for a Saturday night battle with The Huskers. Memorial Stadium will be a nut house. With us today is beat writer Michael Cohen from The Detroit Free Press.

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 623 - Wisconsin Visitors Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 28:58

    I'd say it's about time we won a big road game. This Saturday is a litmus test  for Jim and his team. Another chance to prove the program is back on track. My guest today says Wisconsin needs this game just as much. Joining me is Badgers radio play by play voice Matt Lepay

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 622 - Michigan Game Day with Nick Baumgardner

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 36:33

    Michigan came back down to earth last Saturday in The Big House. It was a win..but barely. Now on to Madison where we haven't won in almost two decades. Nick Baumgardner from The Athletic joins us today

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 621 - Rutgers Game Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 24:58

    Greg Schiano has Rutgers off to their first 3-0 start since 2012. My guest today says they are a very improved team, but they haven't played anyone the caliber of Michigan yet. With us on our Visitors Edition today is beat writer James Kratch from The Newark Star Ledger and NJ Advance Media

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 620 - Michigan Game Day with Aaron McMann from MLive

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 31:54

    Greg Schiano has Rutgers off to their best start in years. Will they slow down Michigan's running game and force us to throw more? My guest today says don't be surprised if Rutgers hangs around awhile in Saturday's game. Beat writer Aaron McMann from MLive is our guest

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 619 - Northern Illinois Visitors Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 33:34

    My guest today says there is no pressure on Northern Illinois this week in the Big House. They are a program that welcomes the challenge. With us today is the radio play by play voice of Huskies football Bill Baker

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 618 - Michigan Game Day with Chris Balas

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 28:10

    My guest today says don't be concerned with the passing game just yet. Winning is the goal, and beating your opponent into submission with 52 running plays is very impressive. Chris Balas from The Wolverine.com is with us this week

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 617 - Washington Visitors Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 26:50

    Do you think Washington is as bad as they looked in that shocking loss to Montana last week? I don't, and neither does my guest today. With me is the radio play by play voice of Huskies Football Tony Castricone

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 616 - Michigan Game Day with The Angel Of The Big House

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 32:12

    My guest today says Michigan has to focus on what they need to do, and not worry about Washington's issues this week. Joining us next is beat writer Angelique Chengelis from The Detroit News

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 615 - Western Michigan Visitors Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 33:00

    My guest today says Western Michigan will not be intimidated in The Big House. Joining me today is the longtime radio voice of Broncos Football Robin Hook

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 614 - Michigan Game Day with Jim Brandstatter

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 29:26

    My guest today says just forget about last year. He believes this Michigan team will play with a chip on their shoulder. Radio play by play voice Jim Brandstatter joins me to preview the opener with Western Michigan

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 613 - Editor John Borton from The Wolverine Magazine is our guest

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 38:47

    My guest today is more optimistic than most media covering Michigan Football. He thinks 8 wins are likely, but 10 is very attainable. Lontime Editor John Borton from The Wolverine Magazine is my guest on this weeks Game Day segment

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 612 - Football beat writer Austin Meek from The Athletic joins me

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 38:55

    My guest today says this season could be Jim Harbaugh's last stand, or the beginning of his second act at Michigan. Beat writer Austin Meek from The Athletic joins me on this weeks Game Day segment

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 611 - Nick Baumgardner from The Athletic pays us a visit

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 49:25

    1) My thoughts: Don't get caught up in either the hype or negativity surrounding this season 2) Game Day: Nick Baumgardner from The Athletic drops by with a candid look at this years team. 3) Quick Hits: No injury news to report out of camp

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 610 - Football beat writer Aaron McMann from MLive is with me this week

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 38:52

    1) My Thoughts: Fan base seems to expect another mediocre season  2) Game Day: Beat writer Aaron McMann from MLive says he only sees 6 or 7 wins for Michigan this year 3) Quick Hits: Fall practice officially gets underway this Thursday Get our free show app from the Google and ITunes Stores. We are also available from Audacy, Spreaker, TuneIn and IHear

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 609 - Clayton Sayfie from The Wolverine discusses Michigan's tough schedule

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 49:04

    1) My Thoughts: It's hard to believe, but football practice starts in less than two weeks. 2) Game Day: Clayton Sayfie from The Wolverine Magazine joins me to discuss Michigans brutal schedule this fall 3) Quick Hits: We resume weekly programming in August and begin the previews Get our free show app in the Apple and Google Play Stores

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 608 - Isaiah Hole from WolverinesWire joins us

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 57:03

    1) My Thoughts: Let's enjoy our almost normal summer. We are less than a month away from the start of fall practice 2) Game Day: WolverinesWire Isaiah Hole joins us to discuss the Dr Anderson situation, and share some early thoughts on the upcoming football season 3) Quick Hits: Next month we are back to weekly programming as we begin our season previews Website: www.themichiganmanpodcast.com                         Email: themichiganmanpodcast@yahoo.com             

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 607 - Football recruiting writer EJ Holland from The Wolverine Magazine joins me

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2021 38:30

    1) My Thoughts: Football recruiting is front and center, but the Dr. Anderson story isn't going away 2) Game Day: My guest today says this is a huge visit weekend in Ann Arbor, and June a pivotal month for the class of 2022. EJ Holland from The Wolverine Magazine joins us 3) Quick Hits: We hope to have Shemy Schembechler on next week . Stay tuned!

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 606 - Beat writer Angelique Chengelis from The Detroit News joins me

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 42:07

    1) My Thoughts: June should be a huge recruiting period for us 2) Game Day: Angelique Chengelis from The Detroit News says year 7 under Jim Harbaugh should be one of high expectations, but it is not as of now 3) Quick Hits: We'll be back in two weeks with a recruiting update show Website: www.themichiganmanpodcast.com                             Email: themichiganmanpodcast@yahoo.com.            

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 605 - Football beat writer Aaron McMann is my guest

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 28:57

    1) My Thoughts: A program reminder that next month we begin our summer schedule of two shows a month until August 2) Game Day: Football beat writer Aaron McMann from MLive stops by with his thoughts on the NFL draft 3) Quick Hits: Softball and baseball news Website: www.themichiganmanpodcast.com                             Email: themichiganmanpodcast@yahoo.com             

    The Michigan Man Podcast -Episode 604 - Wolverine Magazine Editor John Borton joins me

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 35:33

    1) My Thoughts: Congratulations to Women's Gymnastics 2) Game Day: Wolverine Magazine Editor John Borton thinks fans have lowered their expectations for this fall 3) Quick Hits: The latest baseball and softball news Website: www.themichiganmanpodcast.com                                Email: themichiganmanpodcast@yahoo.com             

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 603 - Recruiting analyst Steve Lorenz is our guest

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2021 49:20

    1) My Thoughts: Spring football is important, but fall is when we learn how well spring practice really went. 2) Game Day: My guest today says Michigan's young staff of recruiters is aggressive. Will they bring in a top 10 class though? Steve Lorenz from 247 Sports pays us a visit this week 3) Quick Hits: Softball and baseball news Website: www.themiciganmanpodcast.com                                Email: themichiganmanpodcast@yahoo.com           

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 602 - Orion Sang from The Detroit Free Press is our guest

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2021 23:47

    1) My Thoughts: It's not your typical April on the U of M scene 2) Game Day: Orion Sang joins me with his thoughts on what's next for Michigan hoops, and his low expectations for Jim Harbaugh's team this fall 3) Quick Hits: The latest news on the Michigan athletic scene Website: www.themichiganmanpodcast.com                             Email: themichiganmanpodcast@yahoo.com             

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 601 - Michigan basketball radio voice Brian Boesch joins us

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2021 30:53

    1) My Thoughts - Franz didn't lose the game..it was a team effort. 2) Game Day - Basketball radio play by play voice Brian Boesch says Michigan picked a bad night to have a bad night 3) Quick Hits - Football season ticket renewals are now underway. The only question remains how many fans will be allowed in the stadium?

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 600 - Sweet 16 talk with Brendan Quinn

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2021 20:22

    1) My Thoughts: A great year all around for Michigan basketball isn't over yet 2) Game Day: Brendan Quinn from The Athletic says Michigan has not seen a team this year as talented as Florida State 3) Quick Hits: The latest news from a busy week in Michigan athletics Website: www.themichiganmanpodcast.com                              Email: themichiganmanpodcast@yahoo.com             

    The Michigan Man Podcast - Episode 599 - Michigan beat writer Ethan Sears from UMHoops.com is my guest

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2021 26:07

    1) My Thoughts: Isn't it great to have March Madness back? 2) Game Day: My guest today says Livers injury changes the dynamics of this team. Beat writer Ethan Sears from UMHoops.com shares his thoughts with me on today's show 3) Quick Hits: Kim Barnes Arico and the women start the NCAA tourney as a 6 seed Website: www.themichiganmanpodcast.com                             Email: themichiganmanpodcast@yahoo.com             

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