spoiler alert: i linked this
Friday POSBANG only 8 days until M football
The best time of the year is closing in. My liver is almost at 70%. Go Blue forever.
Can't wait for games that aren't from years ago. BTN is great and all, but let's start the real games!
I don't know what I'd do during the rest of the year if I didn't have classic B1G games to keep me going.
Is that sad?
Are moving too slow. I demand satisfaction and enough beer to make it possible.
do you actually do while flying? This is not a slight at all, my wife and I just took my son to Disney World. Neither of us fly very much so of course to us there was a 50-50 shot that we were going to die in a horrendous crash.. We just got to talking about what pilots actually do and what is basically "done for them" if you will. Obviously you manually take off and land, do you manually steer and drive the plane in the event of conditions causing turbulance? Do you make that call or does air traffic control? Could my pilot have actually been playing Fruit Ninja the entire way to Florida and it would not have made a difference? Give me the scoop.
I'll give you my perspective. On the type of flights that compare to what airliners do, the busiest time is actually on the ground it seems, especially on the busier airports. Chicago is a nightmare. You manually fly the take off and generally the departure procedure up to altitude. But in the air, the autopilot does much of the "up in the air" work, pilots are talking on the radios, deconflicting with other airplanes, listening to other transmissions, checking on weather, making sure you stay on course (cus a computer controls the AP, and those are prone to mistakes once in a while). Once into the arrival phase, its manual flying for the most part...running checklists, reviewing the approach procedures. It is not a crazy busy time at altitude, but there's plenty to keep things moving along and keep you from getting bored.
I love Chicago and the busy places those are usually the most laid back. It's always the tiny airports like Indy or Columbus or Raleigh where the controllers get all pissy. The motto in Chicago O'Hare ground is don't stop. It's a pretty easy airport actually to get around. I despise all east coast airports especially New York City (JFK,EWR, LGA, HPN, ISP) you can add Philly to that list too. Chicago I think has the best controllers in the world. They keep you fast and they are laid back.
and used it as an example of the busiest place I've been. Went there for a Presidential support mission, so even then we were treated with kid gloves.
We try to avoid weather and find smooth air as it gives a much smoother more comforting ride to our passengers. Sometimes you just can't find smooth air no matter what you do. Aerodynamics are very similar to hydrodynamics. Air is moving much like a river or waves/ currents in the ocean. The taxi, take off and departure phase up until you as passengers are allowed to use your large electronic devices is the workload high and busy. However even then it's not bad. It's just like your job you get into a flow. I'm a laid back guy and I rarely get mad at things outta my control. (Ramp personal, late flights, broken planes, bad weather etc) Something Michigan football has taught me here in the last few years. The landing approach part can be hectic depending on the airport and the arrival phase can start very far out and very high and be an extremely busy section of flights as your crossing over intersections at certain speeds and altitudes and configuring the airplane to do just that. Very rarely do I "hand fly" (meaning the auto pilot is off) in cruise simply because the auto pilot allows me to perform other tasks. I usually turn the auto pilot on around 18,000 feet or about 15 minutes after takeoff. However like today our auto pilot is broke so we are hand flying at every single second. Both co-pilot(first officer) and the captain fly usually taking turns every other leg. The only qualification required to be a captain is based on seniority. If your hired before someone else your going to get the call first even if someone behind you in line is a more skilled aviator.
Woooooo! It's almost time. The last few days take so long though. I am excited, but I won't lie and say I'm not a little nervous about next Saturday.
It's the final countdown!
Eight days ahhhhhh! So ready for this season to start!!!
Heavy, slim, big, large, girls with lots of gook,
Cover girls and model types, girls who've got the look,
Young butterfly, tulip petal, mahogany devine,
A thick bitch with big legs, yeah, it's Gutfest '89.
Maybe it's the mustache, but this guy reminds me of Fred Jackson... only younger and better at dancing :-)
If I could have a panda come in the office and do this... that would be great...
This reminded me of one of my favorite Super Bowl commercials ever.
That is one pissed off panda. Somebody get him some bamboo and coconut water.
Bring on the season. I'm excited to be able to go to the ND game with a bunch of friends.
It seems like it took forever, but football season is nearly upon us again, and indeed, along with it comes come my favorite weather and my favorite team. So far, my wife has still said she will guest mod the Miami (OH) game, so that should be interesting.
My daughter is actually going on a short trip with the in-laws to the west side of the state, and as my wife is working much of the weekend, it will be me and my son around the house and about as well, probably eating pizza and watching sports.
Tonight and tomorrow, there might be a little front-end cleanup of some of the not-so-hot threads from the last few days to maximize the amount of football related content on the first few pages as the deadline passes for OT. I might also make some sort of note in the top OT thread around 11 PM on Saturday night to warn people one last time too.
The thing I miss the most, now that I live in south Florida, is that autumn chill. Walking out the door, feeling that bite in the air, and grabbing your coat before you go is something I miss. My favorite time of year, but does not exist where I live now.
I guess me too, but I don't mind the outback bowl in Jan.
Good morning everyone up at sunrise.
Eight more days until there are actually games to (over)analyze every team and the predictions for our biggest games can be made on concrete (yet often barely more predictive) evidence. But still: games!!!
It been really hard not to drink the Michigan kool aid lately. Sure hope this is the year where it all comes together.
This weekend being spent clearing up things to give me a clean slate next weekend.
Microbrew and music festival in TC! Cannot wait til Norfleet takes opening kickoff back in 8 days!
Back in Michigan for my first posbang in two years!!
May your time be glorious.
Up early for up voting all who've posted before me . . . . and for some music from the boys from Liverpool (No, NOT Mario Balotelli, for those of us who've already enjoyed the opening of the Barclays Premier League season last week)
TOO MANY DAYS MAKE IT HAPPEN NOW
Denard at Ford Field tonight, 7:30pm kick.
Don't you forget Chad . . . you'll hear about it.
Woohoo! Plus I'm off all weekend starting Wednesday night!
At first this confused me, but then I think I figured it out*. You're Brady Hoke, aren't you? If so, good luck this season and ignore the haters.
(*From the Hoke Press Conference transcript: "Tomorrow is Tuesday, the next day is Wednesday and Saturday is a Thursday how we look at it and next week we'll take Sunday and do some walk-throughs, get the tape reviewed. Next Tuesday will be a Tuesday, Wednesday will be a Wednesday, and Thursday will be Thursday so you've got to figure it out on my end sometimes.")
Off to Camp Michigania tomorrow morning. Just as I was 7 years ago, I will be driving back from up north during the game next Saturday. I'm starting to sip on the Kool-Aid re: this year's team. Ready for a great season.
Now Bang Me!
I can soon stop watching the tigers blow a great pitching performance!!!
Bring on the football!!
Enjoy the last weekend of the summer...Go Blue!
Me 8 days from now....hopefully about 10 times.
Voltron started a POSBANG thread? You owe me a new irony meter.
Going backpacking in this great state the next three days. Last chance until the bye weeks! Go Blue!
Dear Football - please arrive posthaste!
There's something about this time of year that is just . . . good. Every season has it's place, but I'm really looking forward to this season.
What better reason to posbang than the upcoming football season. So excited to see the devins, Darboh, green, smith, fleet, butt, jehu, Canteen and our young but talented OL go lit there and shut up all of the critics and for our D to suffocate opponents.
The 2012 recruiting class will be the heart and soul of this team. They are experienced now and ready to show college football they have arrived.
Hit me again.
I'm still recovering from the last one!
Bang it hard, folks. This Friday has been a loooooong time comin'.
is this a race to see who can post the Friday POSBANG first? Also, found this and wanted to share... just cuz it made me laugh.
Fuck. Yes. Only one more stupid Saturday
Ugh preseason NFL does absolutely nothing for me. I need real football.
I plan to be glued to my TV from about 10am next Saturday until roughly midnight or so.
8 more stinking days.
I'm here for the party!
Working this weekend but vacation starts on Tuesday for the week. I can handle that. But a little bang this morning might help me get through til then!
Next Fridays posbang will be glorious
I am ridiculously ready! Everything for the first tailgate is packed and ready to go! See you there....49 - 10 Michigan rolls!
Wrapping up summer vacation in Charleston and Savannah, ready to pack up head home and kick off!
Here's to the last weekend before Michigan begins their pursuit for another national championship - it's happening, people!
The long wait is nearly over,next week is finally game week! Bang away!
Just found out my sons 4th grade teacher is an App State grad. I find it amusing that down here in NC...App State fans act like Sparty fans.
more days until we're back in the Big House. That's worth a bang.
Dust off the tailgate stuff.
Bring on the banging and the boozing!
And I'm just getting up for the Posbang! Off next week, so I am letting my staff clock out at noon for the weekend. Pouring rain out here in the desert all week, cooler temps giving a teaser of the end of the summer heat, which usually happens by October. I just love this time of year....!
Oh joy, my first triple post!
Way to break the 3000 point line....!
Month's Wolverine magazine after watching the Austin Hatch segment on the Today Show.
A remarkable young man.
Time for a Bloody Mary and then a nap.
I want to live your life today.
Somebody started the posbang festivities too early, then went driving. The dean of discipline would be proud: http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/08/22/leveon-bell-to-cops-i-smoked-two-hours-ago-im-not-high-anymore/
Finally I'll be able to stop hanging on the daily countdown to kickoff for a smidgeon of football...
... to drink at 8am!
In less than a week I'll be at Buffalo Wild Wings enjoying the first night of college football. Boise and Ole Miss to kick it off sounds like a great night to me! The best game is 8 days away!
I need a cigarette
just got a letter from my ex wife's attorney asking for even more money. fun times ahead! bang me, please...