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.
I like spring weather the most, but there is just something about that autumn chill that I love. 55 -60 degrees, sunny, football Saturday. Delicious.
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.