But I'm not that OLD! We did enjoy our first visit to THE GAME this last fall (he is 23 and I am 51).
Dear Diary is Tripping Over 'Laces
Everywhere else has reposted already so I might as well throw this up top. 'Pre-gaming with' Pat Stansik posted this ode to a valentine of untied laces, performed by a band called Mind's Eyes. The lyrics you will recognize, since you made them.
Sorry to be a bit of a wet towel on this but if you've played guitar for longer than 9 months a I-V-ii-vi progression in G is something you only do if you're an Oasis knockoff for ironic effect, or as a secret track filled with dick jokes at the end of your album. Then again I thought Donkey Punch was overrated, that Tally Hall just plain sucked, and if anyone of that generation was going to "make it" it oughtta be Six Clips, so what do I know?
I know Six Clips rocked.
What I don't know is how to play lacrosse, except in that it seems to be like hockey. But hey the Canadian sports haven't missed with me yet so let's learn this. Let's see, where would we find…oh hey look it's Brooks with the beginner's guide to the rules of lacrosse. [Read read read]. Sweet, I'm now familiar enough with the regs to criticize the refs and ready for some L-A-X. Let's see, where would we find a game…oh hey look it's MaizeAndBlueWahoo with the details for M's first televised lacrosse game (plus a long recap of the first game as varsity, a 13-9 loss to Detroit-Mercy in Pontiac). Surely it's some weekday when I can't...oh hey look it's right after the Spring Game in the Big House, and versus Ohio State. And there's to be a cup between the three Big Ten teams (PSU is the other). Now this is how you launch a new varsity sport!
In a Race to Pasadena, I'll Take the
Beamer BimmerHT. Your diarist of the week Eye of the Tiger has made 2012 Big Ten Football programs comparable to 2012 model automobiles #OnlyInMichigan. Each team gets a 2011 grade, a 2012 recruiting grade, and a predicted average wins for the next three years that doesn't seem to take into account some of the vast differences in schedule strengths. It also highlights the bitter unfairness of Ohio State's players only getting free Nissans this year when they're valued at Ferrari FFs. Michigan Team 133 is a controversial 2012 BMW M5. Controversial because people in the comments are enraged that he said the metaphorically Rich-Rod model was a naturally aspirated V10 but the V10 is really traditional so he must be saying Lloyd and Mo and Bo ran spread offenses, and Hoke isn't a safe V8 and...wow guys we really just found a way to drag performance engines into an RR argument. Seriously: #OnlyInMichigan!
Picture-Paging Brilliance. On TV the Treais goal when he put back his own rebound looked downright Datsyukian, but I was afraid it might seem less so when screen capped. Silly thing to fear:
All hail CenterIce for picture paging every goal against MSU last weekend.
Sugar Bowl Every Snap. Sugar Bowl Every Snap. He also surveys readers to ask who wants Brian to stop what he's doing and sacrifice two days of his life to thoroughly picking apart a game from six weeks ago that is only marginally related to this year's team. To this you respond "hell yes!" because Brian Cook is our personal UFR monkey.
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WHAT IS THE AIRSPEED VELOCITY OF A BE-DREADED SPREAD QUARTERBACK CARRYING AN OBLONG COCONUT?
- WHO is your favorite new MGoBoard poster (hint: it's the Bama guy)?
- WHICH old-tyme blogger do you miss the most?
- WHAT made you come to MGoBlog in the first place?
That last is the most interesting, from the guy who found the blogspot site left open on a fishbowl computer to the old guy who finally asked his kid "how do you know so much about the recruits?"
Starting pitcher Sara Driesenga was freshman of the week. Line? Line!
Line!!!! Sara, who by reports was born crying "Hail to the Victors," is also batting .500 so far (2 for 4). This is slightly worse than her high school career, when she had an ERA of 0.40, and a .504 career batting average. Let's pick it up Sara; this is MICHIGAN fergodsakes. Softball also picked up a touted southpaw recruit this week.
GET TO THE PART WITH KATE UPTON!
Etc. Discussing blooms from Brian's post on the Mattison clinic on whether this using the SAM on the wide side always is perhaps a bit unsound—from recollection teams that tried that last year were Illinois and Nebraska and it very didn't work. College Game Day is free FYI; in return for this information the OP let us know Denard liked his valentine song from up top. Sigh: Kate Upton. The countdown begins.
What does woolly mammoth taste like? Are they hard to bring down?
picking a part
You need coffee.
Fixed. Yes. Red-eye flight. U.S. Air. GOD I can't stand USAir.
"WHAT IS THE AIRSPEED VELOCITY OF A BE-DREADED SPREAD QUARTERBACK CARRYING AN OBLONG COCONUT?"
Answer: Faster than anyone on the ND or OSU defense. Nuf said.
that you are so wise in the ways of defense?
It is I, Denard, Quarterback of the Leaders and the Best.
That question gives the response "What do you mean? African or European be-dreaded spread quarterback?" a hilarious twist.
I'm only saying this because I am a die-hard BMW fan. The common nickname pronounced "Beamer" is actually spelled "Bimmer."
Sorry. I feel like that guy that makes people say "rendezvous" and other foreign words with an accent.
That is freaking awesome.
Fight Godzilla once?
You sir, are dead to me.
You never saw them in 2002 when they trudged into their like 3rd show ever and won a battle of the bands by bringing the entire female contingent of a Markley floor with them. Yes, when I formed this opinion, they were a pop punk band that did suck. Then they got into a totally rad phone booth with bodacious babes and reappeared with beards and most excellent ties.
From my days as Oblivion merch guy I have rough handout CDs of like every band in ann arbor and detroit operating from 2002-'05 from merch table disc trading. Tally's is a 4-song thing that's not bad if you want the mp3s.-- misopogon [at] att [dot net.
lol @ Seth ranting about the chords both here and on the youtube comments.
They did rock. That is all.
is contrived. Particularly since both moves are really I - V. (e.g. Key of G where I-V-ii-vi == G - D - A - E). Make the ii Dim and the vi minor and it sounds more interesting. That is all.
Putting aside the suggestion that his readership is wasting Brain's time with their undue demands, I think a UFR of the Sugar Bowl would be very informative and have great relevance to 2012.
Michigans offense, the engine of the team, stalled. The same offense is coming back in 2012. The first opponent is Alabama. What happened?
This man does not get reverse sarcasm.
Brian IS our UFR monkey. If you accost him at Yost with a 50-foot pair of shears which you hold over him and his luxuriant locks until he he has judiciously handed out every +0.5, you will have performed a great service to the contiguous United States.
(contiguous because Hawaiians and Alaskans only come here for the dreads and hockeybear)
But, to continue the gearhead nerdfest, the issue was that I'd originally said the Carr-analogous M5 was powered by a V8 turbo, when it was actually powered by a naturally aspirated V8. So the analogy goes:
Carr--emblematic of the M5's fine handling, consistent performing V8 tradition
Rodriguez--exciting but difficult to control and erratic V10
Hoke--return to traditional V8 roots...only turbocharged!