"Rodrick Williams Jr.'s 10-month old, 2-foot-long savannah monitor named "Kill" gets the RB some strange looks when they go for walks together."
Lately, I've been a seeing some suggestions to make a section for instructions on things like blockquoting or embedding, and other things that might be useful, in Seth's words, "tips for pretty posts". Right now there seem to be two options: an in-depth sticky thread (which would permit its own Q&A), or a smaller set of additions to the FAQ page. Which of these comes to fruition is up to you, MGoBoard, in the form of what suggestions you make on this thread.
There will definitely be a permanent addition to the site including instructions for the following:
- Embedding YouTube
- Embedding photos
- Uploading photos to somewhere then embedding them
- Creating tables (Seth'sTableizer trick)
New MGoMembers that don't know how to do something, what would you like to see instructions on? Longtime MGoMembers, what would you like to see a refresher on? Tech savvy MGoMembers, what kind of cool stuff can you instruct the rest of the board to do in the interest of "pretty posts"?
Lots of day sporting events, almost everyone has the day off...
So what are we drinking?
Mixed up a Piece of Ass over here. Delicious.
Edit: now with 100% less attempts at humor.
I'm a bit of a music junkie, but over the last year or two, I've lost a little bit of touch with new bands and music. I used to have a subscription to both Magnet and Spin magazines, but Magnet went into a bit of a funk and I lost interest in Spin. Does anyone have any good suggestions for music blogs?
Here are a few albums I've been listening to lately:
"The Second Law" - Muse
Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band
"Break It Yourself" - Andrew Bird
"The Second Gleam" - Avett Brothers
"Buried in Your Black Heart" - Burden Brothers
"Only by the Night" - Kings of Leon
While we are bathing in the sweet, sweet milk of ND schadenfreude, perhaps we should reflect on exactly what we would do in the same situation. Are we better than these pathetic ND fans who believe everything Te'o is spewing? Would we have condemned Bo if he did the same thing as JoePa?
In a great all Te'o mailbag, Bill Simmons laid out following levels Indefensively Defending Sports Figure;
Level 1: Reserved for harmless stuff — like Boston fans defending Kevin Garnett every time he acts like a bully or an a-hole (just because he's on our team and we love him and that's what you do when it's your guy), or Cowboys fans blindly defending Tony Romo's litany of choke jobs just because they love Tony Romo, or Miami fans refusing to admit that Dwyane Wade is an occasionally dirty player, or Utah fans arguing that Karl Malone really DID have some clutch moments. All benevolent fan-defending goes here.
Level 2: A blown-out version of the first level — the stakes are a little higher only because there's a little more of that hits-too-close-to-home sensitivity. Like how Ravens fans fly off the handle every time someone jokes about Ray Lewis's incident from 2000. Yes, you could throw Kobe and the Lakers fans in here. As well as Red Sox fans post-2004 right after any steroids joke about Manny or Papi.
Level 3: Any longtime O.J. Simpson fan now making the "If we're going to make excuses for Junior Seau, why can't we make the same excuses for everything that happened to O.J. after he retired? What if he has CTE, too?" defense. This gets its own level. By the way, I'm all-in on the CTE O.J. defense. He should start pushing it right now.
Level 4: Any Notre Dame fan pushing the whole "Look, Manti is the one who's a victim here!" scenario. If you play the catfishing/naive angle hard enough, the "victim" door is juuuuuuuuuuuuuust open enough that they don't sound completely insane. Just marginally insane.
Level 5: Anyone defending baseball cheaters (Bonds, Clemens, McGwire, etc.) with the always hilarious "We don't know for sure" defense or the equally hilarious "Come on, everyone was cheating, any competitive person would have done what they did" defense. All PED defenses go here. So does everyone defending Lance Armstrong's last two decades of lying/cheating/bullying/threatening/intimidating because "he did some real good, too."
Level 6: Anyone who wanted the Paterno statue to stay up; anyone who thinks that Paterno and/or Penn State's administration didn't have an inkling that something was at the very least a little off with Jerry Sandusky; anyone who rushed out a mostly flattering post-scandal biography about Paterno without waiting for the entire investigation to play out; and anyone who said the words, "Well, this may have complicated Joe's legacy, but it didn't change all the great things he did." Welcome to the highest level of Indefensibly Defending Sports Figures.
Looking at the list, even in the depths of Fab Five scandal, Michigan fans were never more than guilty of level 2 violation. Or have we committed worse offense in the past?
The new Michigan Today has a great slideshow from the university's first "Staff Photographer" George Robert Swain. It's a nice slice of U-M history, and worth your time - especially if you're an alumnus. The article is here: http://michigantoday.umich.edu/2013/01/slideshow/index.html#1 .
Structural and functional deficiencies notwithstanding, it would have been nice for some more of these structures to have survived. For example, a shot of the old library:
He finnally admitted to it (According ot the AP), do you feel as if this is the right direction for him to clean his image. Having lost my father in law to cancer and having a parent who just beat cancer, I really think of him as more than just a cyclist, what he did with his fame is far more important to me than what he did on a bicycle.
Lance Armstrong confessed during an interview Monday with Oprah Winfrey that he used performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.