From Portage Northern.
|11 hours 12 min ago||Interesting take on the||
Interesting take on the subject matter! (I kid)
|1 day 10 hours ago||I'm here for the neg bang.||
I'm here for the neg bang.
|6 days 23 hours ago||I've recently gotten myself||
I've recently gotten myself into trading....and I actually have acquired both Black Tuesday and Chocolate Rain! I cannot wait to try/drink them....except I've no idea when I will, as once they're gone, they're gone and I've no idea when I'd acquire them again.
|1 week 3 hours ago||May crack a Bruery bottle||
May crack a Bruery bottle later as well. Tart of Darkess or Sour in the Rye. Not a one-off like yours but, gooooood.
|1 week 1 day ago||You realize they weren't||
You realize they weren't mocking but trying to replicate the garbage E! does, right?
|1 week 1 day ago||Uffff I put it on about 10||
Uffff I put it on about 10 minutes ago for Iggy Az..blah blah's performance, and yes, this is terrrrrible.
I suppose that's just me, I'm probably in the minority in caring what Maria Sharapova "thinks a guy should wear".
|1 week 1 day ago||RAGBRAI is a pretty cool||
RAGBRAI is a pretty cool thing. I've never rode the full week but I've done a few single days (60-80 mile days) and I drove a support vehicle for a team a few years back. I'm also not what one would call a cyclist enthusiast so I've never put in the off-season work to prepare nor the group/friends to, again, do the full week, but it'd be fun as all hell.
For those who don't know, Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa = RAGBRAI (The Des Moines Register). Sunday to Saturday, each day ranging from 40 to 80 miles, some days having a built in loop to get up to 100, plus, miles for a day. Many pass-through towns, 4-5 a day, built into the ride with many food and drink options across each small town. Towns prepare for the full day of riders passing through and do an awesome job of hosting said cyclists. Overnight towns are similar, usually bigger towns/cities than the rural pass through towns, making many camp sights across each town and it's surrounding areas for the thousands of riders to sleep. Overnight and pass-through towns are selected and announced each January for the upcoming late-July ride.
|1 week 2 days ago||IPAs...Drink Fresh!||
|1 week 2 days ago||So you're saying you could||
So you're saying you could care less?!
|1 week 3 days ago||Oh man, y'all are missing out||
Oh man, y'all are missing out on Toppling Goliath. This has nothing to do with the greatness that is Michigan breweries but TG is so freaking outstanding. When you come to Iowa next (in what, 7 years is it now?) make a detour and head to Decorah, Iowa and pick up some growlers/bottles from the brewpub.
|1 week 3 days ago||Cool to hear from a brewery||
Cool to hear from a brewery guy, Founders at that. What do you do there?!
|1 week 3 days ago||Sounds like a blast. Not||
Sounds like a blast. Not that I'm from over that way but having been on all "the Lakes" it sounds like perfect fun when living in Michigan/Ohio.
|1 week 4 days ago||Good tournament; good action||
Good tournament; good action throughout. Every game, save for a few obvious ones early and the Brasil representation at the end, was good and entertaining futbol.
America represented themselves well, in my humble opinion. I understand there are opinions on our team in regards to how we're still no where near the elite teams but even addressing the issues we have, we're building and gaining some ground. I hope we can become a final 8 team by 2016.
*This from a fairweather soccer/futbol fan. I don't watch on a regular basis but I've played many years of soccer, growing up and onto travelling teams during junior high so I understand the game fairly well. I'll try to get myself to watch more European futbol in the near future.
|1 week 4 days ago||Need a miracle||
Need a miracle kick here...
|1 week 4 days ago||HOLY SHIT||
|1 week 4 days ago||This thing's ending with||
This thing's ending with PKs...no way a goal is getting by either team in the next 15.
|1 week 6 days ago||Damn...I just paused my movie||
Damn...I just paused my movie to re-read this and process! If it's how it should be, then good for you and godspeed.
|1 week 6 days ago||... /hands you a tequilla||
/hands you a tequilla shot
|1 week 6 days ago||This drinks for you Voltran is||
This drinks for you Voltran is Handsome!!!
|1 week 6 days ago||Had some Central Waters/Local||
Had some Central Waters/Local Option La Petite Mort earlier. Debating on what's next..An IPA of some sort.
|1 week 6 days ago||DreDown is a sorry ass||
DrueDown is a sorry ass muthasucka. Pos-Bang to spite his ass! Friday! I think I'm starting the drinking early, not much else to do. I've got a load of good beer to drink plus our area just got a shipment of Stone's new IPAs and a Clown Shoes IPA, so I might slowly start that process.
|1 week 6 days ago||How long will that bike ride||
How long will that bike ride take? (Mileage?)
|2 weeks 1 day ago||What the hell do his credits||
What the hell do his credits matter and where did he ask to be consulted? He made an opinion and an opinion that has a bit of merit to it, regardless of a lack of a PhD in Biomechanics....a notion analagous to, like, this very blog.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Is Ben from Des Moines the||
Is Ben from Des Moines the same Ben from Iowa who calls into the Dan Patrick show?!
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Condolences my man. Hang||
Condolences my man. Hang tough. GO blue.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Nice. This was nice.||
Nice. This was nice.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Fuck. Fuck. Fuck.||
Fuck. Fuck. Fuck.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Oh my god this friggin' World||
Oh my god this friggin' World Cup. Incredible game.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Vegas. Dranks. Bottle||
Vegas. Dranks. Bottle Service at Hakkasan. Not my typical thing but let's do this. Cheers y'all.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||In Vegas for the first time||
In Vegas for the first time suckas! Since yesterday through Sunday morning. Bang my pos!
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Can we put the Windows thread||
Can we put the Windows thread back up? (srsly, there were a few opinions given I'd like to re-read)
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Trying to win the group now!!||
Trying to win the group now!!
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Mexico!!!||
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Ghana-Portugal can tie, all's||
Ghana-Portugal can tie, all's not lost, let alone the fact we still have to play big bad Germany and anything can happen.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||That hurts like hell...||
That hurts like hell...
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Fuck you Ronaldo...he's hurt||
Fuck you Ronaldo...he's hurt
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Pretty shit there to go up a||
Pretty shit there to go up a goal....very nice!
|4 weeks 4 days ago||WHEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW HE||
HE GOT IT!!!!!!
|4 weeks 4 days ago||SICKKKKKK!!!!! GOALLLLLLLLLL||
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Uffff-daa||
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Oh my fukccccc||
Oh my fukccccc
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I mean, it's Wikipedia. I||
I mean, it's Wikipedia. I see your point, but it's not really an issue.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I THINK so too, to an||
I THINK so too, to an extent. However, I'm not sure Bama, USC, Florida, LSU, Oregon, Ohio St., Florida, St., etc. are doing what we are doing. I use "we" loosely, I suppose. Now, some programs listed aren't doing this because THEY'RE WINNING. That cures a lot. I've got a feeling the bitching going on within the Bama or Oregon or Ohio St. fanbases have to do with "who is starting over who" of things of that nature. However, I have a feeling if we were to look at Florida, Tennessee, USC even, Washington, Nebraska, etc. they're bitching about on-the-field issues. Not the abundance of shit Michigan is buried in and dealing with. I could be wrong and have no problem if I am. But in taking a moment to think of other programs discrepencies, if you will, I don't think many match up to ours. Penn St. does I suppose, but that's one BIG issue, that's seemingly been resolved, versus the endless list of our issues. USC went through a couple bad years, and so what, they were fucking awesome for almost a decade+ and they're not that far behind again after suffereing the couple of aforementioned down years.
I think it just happens to come with the territory of being in a peculiar place, for a peculiar program: An historic, top 5 historic-level, program who's had plenty of success over the decades, finally in a rut of 5-10 years of mediocrity-to-bad levels of footbal with a smidgeon of "pretty good football" being played, but currently playing pretty lackluster. Someone mentioned it earlier, but we don't know what cyclical success means. We've always been at least "good". Now the landscape and terms of college football have changed in a few ways over the last 10 years and we seem to be "stuck" in, I honestly don't know what, but it isn't a good sign at this juncture. As per usual, winning cures a lot of this dissaray. We'll see if that can happen.
|5 weeks 6 hours ago||Holy shit are other fanbases||
Holy shit are other fanbases as divided on so many damn topics as this one? I mean, it shows how diverse people really are and how opinions differ so much from person to person. But damn, there's so much to agree/disagree/dispute with this program. Is it that way elsewhere?
ADs, uniformz, coaches who succeeded, coaches who didn't, coaches who got drunk, split NCs, music, rawk music, bands, bands travelling, stadium "pasta", students sections, quiet alums, walmart-fans, AL BORGES, O-line coaching, left tackles, DUIs and marijuana, ticket renewals, bandwagon fans who don't renew.....Holy shit I could go on.
Maybe it's a good thing in a way, that there's so much to care about. I don't know, but we seem to have such a black and white attitude toward much of it, it creates strong opinions/sentiments, it can become distracting and hostile...and we're supposed to be cheering for the same damn team.
|5 weeks 11 hours ago||Mmmm, sexy goal there||
Mmmm, sexy goal there Uruguay.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Hand Ball!!!||
Though it was unintentional as all hell. A bit of a weak call in my mind but if the rules say that's a hand ball, it is what it is.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Brilliant goal for Belgium.||
Brilliant goal for Belgium. Very nice. SUBS!
|5 weeks 3 days ago||POSBANG...Germany and||
POSBANG...Germany and Portugal lie ahead, yayyy!...Oh wait, wrong thread.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Holy Shit. Got 3.||
Holy Shit. Got 3. Wowzers.
...Oh God we have to play Germany.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||C'MON HANG ONNNNNN!||
C'MON HANG ONNNNNN!
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Jesus..FIVE!??||
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Guts of Steal....He's just||
Guts of Steal....He's just playin some Soccer!
Well done though, both sides of the field.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Jesus Christ guys hang||
Jesus Christ guys hang on....POSSESS THE BALL
|5 weeks 3 days ago||YESSSSSSSSSSSSSs||
|5 weeks 3 days ago||WE AIN'T DONE BOYSZZZZZZ||
WE AIN'T DONE BOYSZZZZZZ
|5 weeks 3 days ago||So 2 good minutes gets||
So 2 good minutes gets Bradley's name dropped over everyone else, some of who've ACTUALLY been playing well.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||We looked at the clock at the||
We looked at the clock at the same time....looked up and said to myself...."19 more of this, can we hold on?"
|5 weeks 3 days ago||NICE DEFENSE!!! Jones has||
NICE DEFENSE!!! Jones has played well.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Oooofff...put a foot on it!||
Oooofff...put a foot on it!
Bradley just watching the fucking ball...
|5 weeks 3 days ago||This was funny...yet man,||
This was funny...yet man, good point!
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Yeesh. Like Ian said, gotta||
Yeesh. Like Ian said, gotta find a way to KEEP the ball, possess it at times. Damn.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||That's a fucked up call.||
That's a fucked up call. Ghana dude acting like a Bitch.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||This is gettin scary.||
This is gettin scary.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Bit of a weak yellow there? Jesus||
Bit of a weak yellow there?
Jesus, Howard with a big save. It's time to get them the fug off our end for a bit.
Good Lord Dempsey got rocked....
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Kinda my initial thoughts.||
Kinda my initial thoughts. Just bad luck on the probable sprain* or maybe not stretched properly before the game?
*It's a "strain"
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Gosh dammit....that is some||
Gosh dammit....that is some shitty "luck".
77* and 74% humidity apparently.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Finally saw the goal....got||
Finally saw the goal....got home at 10 minute mark...Sickness. Nicely done Demps
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I'm skeptical of a W but||
I'm skeptical of a W but that's nothing new. Hope we can get these SOBs this time; 3rd time's a charm.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||...And at only 10 teams. What||
...And at only 10 teams. What idiocy! Chumps.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Pretty entertaining||
Pretty entertaining Argentina-Bosnia/Herzegovina match thus far. BH has played well and had a few chances late 1st half to tie this up.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I've got Honduras in another||
I've got Honduras in another 2-1 match.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Jesus I go for a run at||
Jesus I go for a run at halftime and come back to this. Wowzer.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I hear ya. The monstrous men||
I hear ya. The monstrous men in the NBA are not looked highly upon by myself for the shit they're pulling these days. They're so good at the game, being a a bit of a bitch and being cheap takes so much away from their otherwise otherworldly talents.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Sweet-ass Dutch goal!||
Sweet-ass Dutch goal!
|5 weeks 6 days ago||That's a bit of an obtuse way||
That's a bit of an obtuse way of summarizing what he took the time to try and explain. I'm not sure his overall view on futbol but what he wrote is a big issue with the sport. It doesn't make it a black and white issue, there are other issues people don't like the sport but it is pretty silly what goes on, and silly doesn't cut it for Americans.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Maceo Baston and Zach Novak.||
Maceo Baston and Zach Novak. Just cuz.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I bet you could program #16's||
I bet you could program #16's speed into a game, though.
|6 weeks 6 hours ago||Does this have the feel of a||
Does this have the feel of a "He's probably not good enough for LSU/SEC football but he could play in the Big Ten" type of quote?
|6 weeks 9 hours ago||Wow Brasil, trying to let||
Wow Brasil, trying to let Croatia back in it.
|6 weeks 9 hours ago||That's a corrupt call. Fuck||
That's a corrupt call. Fuck that.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||That was Fargo...which is||
That was Fargo...which is amazing.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Gracias (love me some Ross).||
Gracias (love me some Ross). (I stated that when 11 schools were interested in him, 18% chance deserves a cookie?!) but yeah, I tend to agree. I've seen him play and once he was in the discussion for coming here, I felt it would be a decent addition to the team. In a way it sucks we won't get him but of course we'll "survive" without him. It'll be an interesting fit for him in EL, we'll see how it goes. Hopefully you're right, he never ends up playing as a typical Izzo guy.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I said he'd end up at one of||
Not close? I said he'd end up at one of two schools. He did. That's it. I wasn't predicting how the process wouldp play out, just how it would end. It was a light-hearted statement above, I'm not pretending to be some know-it-all. I know the internet is hard to convey things, light-hearted jabs/sarcasm/etc., but again, it was a simple, sophomoric "I told you so". I just had a feeling our dumb luck, if you will, would have him end up at one of our rivals, and sure enough, it seems as though that will happen.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Seriously? Fuck AB/In-Bev.||
Seriously? Fuck AB/In-Bev. They are so butthurt real beer is growing. It's still only at what, 7.5% of the market, but they are so goddamn scared they are resorting to pitiful tactics to keep the "small" guys down. It ain't going to work. Fuck them.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I called this 4 weeks and 2||
I called this 4 weeks and 2 days ago... (Yes, I want a cookie)
|6 weeks 5 days ago||LULZ....Chrome owner is a||
LULZ....Chrome owner is a bitter dude right now!
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Damn, I put a dollar on||
Damn, I put a dollar on Commisioner to get my money back...so close!
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I'm boxing Chrome, Ride On||
I'm boxing Chrome, Ride On Curlin, Wicked Strong.
|7 weeks 12 hours ago||You're kidding right?||
You're kidding right?
|7 weeks 22 hours ago||Turtle, probably. Us,||
Turtle, probably. Us, though?!
|7 weeks 23 hours ago||I'm definitely not trying to||
I'm definitely not trying to argue for violence but just playing devils advocate like most here are more or less doing. I think what WolvinLA is stating is that too many people lack common sense these days, or probably ignore it, which is silly and irresponsible. I think there's something to taking responsibility for your actions, again, something many don't do and would rather blame others for, and sometimes there are/can/should be punishments for said actions.
I agree with much of what you state yet also somewhat feel that a little common sense beat into somebody for being wreckless (nothing a few stitches can't fix) may make the world not so terrible in the long run!
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I feel like a few people over||
I feel like a few people over the course of our judicial system's lifetime have given a "I didn't see anything". I've also seen my fair share of movies set in the hood and witnesses don't make a peep...not even about murda!
|7 weeks 1 day ago||That video is probably worse||
That video is probably worse on the eyes than watching Japanese anime.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||This makes sense (I've never||
This makes sense (I've never understood how he was wearing a red shirt...that night of all damn nights). She's just trying to restore order or something.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I'm of the mind that the '06||
I'm of the mind that the '06 defense was good and had good players...but those last 2 games of their season did not leave a very good taste in regards to the overall season. It's an unfair assessment I think but I can't help it.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Why Dileo's sister be||
Why Dileo's sister be snitchin'?!
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I'll take Moeller, Denard and||
I'll take Moeller, Denard and the remaining $1 options and then go buy a sandwich with the remaining $$$.
Not mocking this exercise, I'm just hungry.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||I just made it go to||
I just made it go to Ninety-ONE percent...from ninety.
(Amazing what $15 will do)
|8 weeks 22 hours ago||It's the team (football).||
It's the team (football). It's not good and until they show otherwise, for me it's just a dissatisfaction with them and it's getting tiresome. Even the damn basketball team, who is bringing in and/or developing awesome players and doing awesome things (Last March was unbelievable), sees said guys gone within a year or two; the main one after just a quarter of a season of really good basketball, never to be seen again in a Michigan jersey. Sparty sees a guy like Payne stay for 4 damn years. Ohio gets a Deshaun Thomas for 3-4 years. We get a skinny dude out of Canada who should develop nicely over 4 years and play some good ball, bolt after 2 (good for him, though, honestly).
Shit just fucking sucks right now. Come August I'll perk up but I already know it's going to be a lackluster year with more time and emotional investment wasted...wasted is a bad term, how about, not fully compensated?!
Maybe I haven't been paying attention but aside from the Purge stuff, which whatever, some of those dudes sucked ass it seemed like, I've not a clue what the gripes are with the blog staff. Calling people out? I don't remember that. I'm guessing it wasn't meant as some have taken it but again I'm not sure what happened.
JUST WIN FUCKING FOOTBALL GAMES AND BEAT THE TEAMS THAT MATTER AND ONES WE DESPISE
|9 weeks 1 day ago||They gettin' paid.||
They gettin' paid. Seriously. There was a post here a few months back time lining Kansas since Self got there and though the post had no sources or anything, it was a LONG post with many claims, most seemingly true or believable, of bad behavior, parents landing jobs within the school while their son played in Lawrence, cops ignoring sexual assault claims, etc. etc.. Many big time players. Even if a fraction of that post was true, Kansas is corrupt as all hell.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||She was on DWTS? And you're||
She was on DWTS? And you're telling me an ice dancer won a dance competetion?! If she wouldn't have won, that would be some news.
(Just razzing...I've no true opinion on the matter)
|9 weeks 2 days ago||I dunno. I though Cook was||
I dunno. I though Cook was playing at a pretty high level the second half of the season last year. I've not statistics but based off of watching Sparty play (too often, in all honesty) last year he got better each week and by the final 3-4 games was a damn good QB. I'm not sure a ceiling on him but if he's put in some work this off-season and comes in hungry and ready to go, damnit the Sparty offense will be something good. I'm not really trying to argue or anything, but offering, watch out for that kid, he may become something we never expected.
(I promise I'm not a fan of the green and white)
|9 weeks 6 days ago||My argument to that and to||
My argument to that and to the same of baseball, is that it takes away much of the historical aspects of the game today. Especially baseball, but all records pretty much need to be restarted once a league goes from X number of games to Y number of games. Now, I don't know/forget if the NBA has always been 82 games and the same with baseball but the way things are they need to remain the same so the all historical records can remain and remain relevant to past eras.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||(No subject)|
|10 weeks 8 hours ago||Nevermind. Anyway, I didn't||
Anyway, I didn't realize this would read like a comic strip:
Rutgers: No one knows much about them but they could be dangerous.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Amendola will not finish the||
Amendola will not finish the season healthy; probably not the first half. Edelman, I don't know. He's good, though. Anyway, I'm not sure Gallon will be ready this year but if he is, I won't be shocked to see him get on the field at some point due to NE's WR "issues".
|10 weeks 1 day ago||I've already called it||
I've already called it a few weeks back, that he will go to either Ohio or Michigan St.; and so here lies Sparty in the top 3. He will end up at Michigan St. guys. We've no luck and something just isn't right with the world because TOP NOTCH/ELITE kids keep turning away* from the opportunity to play in an amazing (I don't use that word loosely, like most) system uner coach Beilein. That trend I'm afraid/guessing will continue.
I hope I'm wrong, I've become too much of a pessimist.
*We are getting some damn good basketball players, by all means. I'm definitely not downplaying the kids we are pulling in.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Oh My.....||
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Excellent choice (Though the||
Excellent choice (Though the short-ish clip they get I'm not sure would showcase this song to it's true greatness)
|10 weeks 6 days ago||(No subject)||
Easy answer for me. I figured mine out within 5 seconds when I heard on a radio show yesterday that they would get their "own music". They'd better have a video board as well for this (my girlfriend, with me in attendance, be damned!):
|11 weeks 7 hours ago||I'd like Miami to take a||
I'd like Miami to take a sexier name than Calvin Pryor. Unless he's like really really awesome. I want sexy this year.
|11 weeks 7 hours ago||Freud.||
|11 weeks 7 hours ago||Eron Harris will end up at||
Eron Harris will end up at Ohio St. or Michigan St. Book it. Cuz pretty much Fuck Us.
|11 weeks 22 hours ago||This was interesting||
This was interesting.
I have a feeling you two never actually met up, in real life, either...assuming this was not a weird hoax (not really a hoax if nobody gives a shit).
You boys get home safe.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||I'm cornfused...what was so||
I'm cornfused...what was so offensive about what he typed?
|11 weeks 2 days ago||6 teams in the Top 25? Us in||
6 teams in the Top 25? Us in the top 25? Did they watch last season? Are they just ignoring the incompetence of Big Ten Football the past few years? I hate to be a downer but shit, let's start winning again so the optimism can return.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||What? More futbol related||
What? More futbol related casualties?! Color me shocked. The sport's followers scale a line of inhumanity. It's cute, for lack of a much better word, because that's just the way the sport is and I imagine helps add to the entertainment/rivalries/lore/etc. aspect to he sport. But it's pretty much sickening to me. This from a guy who actually doesn't hate soccer/futbol (though am not exactly an avid fan ).
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Wow. Not to get too into||
Wow. Not to get too into detail about earnings but they literally just showed the $1700 plus for the dollar-trifecta. Good for you!
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Oh snap! Did you really box||
Did you really box it or are you really mad right now?!
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Boxed||
Boxed Exacta: 5-18
Let's go horsies.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Man I'm torn. Wildcat Red||
Man I'm torn. Wildcat Red and Intense Holiday have my eye but I'm unusually, really liking the favorite today. I'm pretty sure I'll be placing a few Exactas here in a bit.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Is TwinSpirs legit?I'm in||
Is TwinSpires legit?
I'm in Iowa and wondering if I'll be bable to place bets. For example I can never do the DraftStreet stuff because of state laws. I've done bets with Bodog before back when that was around so is TwinSpires something similar to that?
|11 weeks 6 days ago||So far tonight: A PseudoSue||
So far tonight: A PseudoSue from Toppling Goliath, an up and coming brewery in Iowa. By up and coming, I mean they're making some world class beers, no hypberbole. Also, from Iowa, a local brewery made Oak-Barrel aged Stout.
Watching the Pens head into Overtime with the Rangers. Go Pens.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||These days, Jameis seems to||
These days, Jameis seems to be a shell of his former/younger self.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||But should you be punished,||
But should you be punished, if you were at your own home cussing people you work alongside (maybe your boss) because you were pissed off at them (for whatever reason), and a fellow emplyoee you thought was on your side unknowingly recorded the conversation and brought it to "bossess" attention?
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Seeing Jennifer Lawrence or||
Seeing Jennifer Lawrence or or Ben Affleck in
(I've always wanted to do one of these FTFYs...I'm kind of giddy)
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Article needz lotz moar||
Article needz lotz moar pitchers
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Go to hell mark emmert you||
Go to hell mark emmert you puddle of guano.
This is an applicable thing to write, right?
(Yea, I didn't even capitalize his name)
|12 weeks 2 days ago||I know, that comes of as a||
I know, that comes of as a more pussified version of me than really is true. However, the whole killing and stabbing shit happens too much over these futbol rivalries across the world. In the US, yea we have some bad apples, but I don't think the homicidal rage is as prevalent, nor is it even close.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Nice read. My God, and this||
My God, and this is nothing new, but fandom across the world is so fucking baseless and ignorant; stupid people cheering for something they know little about but supporting unknown people wearing a certain color. And then they kill and stab other people who've the same passion but for another group of people.
Yes, we have that here in a sense but quite a bit scaled down (for 99% of our sports and it's fans). I'll personally never understand the need to hate other people for cheering on a different team, but that's me, a guy who grew up in the Midwest in the US to a comfy and safe lifestyle. But we really have not grown as a civilization since the days people gathering to watch gladiators and warrior-like people kill one another, for entertainment; many fans across the world and plenty in this country (see: Giants-Dodgers fans) still have a homicidal rage within them. It's sick and scary. This world really is crazy/
Do I want to experience this type of shit? Well, yea I probably do, because I'm all about experiencing things on this planet while my body lives. But my part of my brain also tells me that after reading and informing myself of things like this, I'm not sure it's the safest thing to do.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Not sure what the hell||
Not sure what the hell happened there...I come back from missing 5-10 minutes (saw the first goal, shorthanded) and it's 4-3. Damn. These guys need to start playing 60 minutes of eff'n hockey.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Not sure I liked the penalty||
Not sure I liked the penalty call but understand it's a borderline play and may have had to have been called. Good kill, but Sutter looks a bit shaken up with a lower body injury.
Hat trick!!!! Malkin!
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Game 7 would make for a hell||
Game 7 would make for a hell of an exciting game and atmosphere...I'll take them winning it here and save me some years on my life, though!
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Goal! Crosby "sucks so much"||
Goal! Crosby "sucks so much" 3 guys went after him leaving Malk open across the ice.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Go Pens! End this annoying||
Go Pens! End this annoying series.
(Yes, I expect my "point" total to drop!)
|12 weeks 3 days ago||We should be able to||
We should be able to withstand a reasonable amount of injuries without a big drop off.
THINK POSITIVE AND POSITIVE ONLY!!!
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Probably just Lollapalooza||
Probably just Lollapalooza later in ther summer. I'd kill to be able to get to Bonnarroo though. Anyway, Lolla is depressing this year in a few ways. The headliners except for Outkast suck i.e. they really do suck or have been here within the past few years already (this is my opinion but Lolla diehards would agree I think...I mean look at all the years preceding this year and compare headliners, it's no contest this is the weakest ever). Arctic Monkeys I love but I wish they would do like they did in 2012 and be an opener for a headliner (lo and behold, I suppose they're too big for that now). There are quite a few undercard acts that are very good so that will get my to buy a ticket off Ebay/Stubhub later.
Also, not music related, but Patton Oswalt is at the Chicago Theatre in late May. I really would like to see a standup set of his, so I may splurge and Stubhub some tickets to that show.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Saw them at Lolla last year.||
Saw them at Lolla last year. You will enjoy.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||What do you Michiganders pay||
What do you Michiganders pay for a bottle of KBS up there when a bar has them for sale? Down here in Iowa they had some for $14 a pop where I was tonight. Again, a 12 oz. bottle, not from a keg. I said eff that noise but was close to pulling the trigger at one point when I realized the GF was drunk and remembered this shitty day's early news.
(I also have 7 left at home to drink).
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Yes. How fucking weird. Guy||
Yes. How fucking weird. Guy wants to post-up though, so guy's going to go post-up somewhere...and prove he's an NBA caliber player apparently.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||I dunno, Luke fucking Hancock||
I dunno, Luke fucking Hancock and Gene Steratore both are analagous to that shitbird jumping on his brother.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCKKKKKKKKKKK||
|13 weeks 1 day ago||I get that "everybody does||
I get that "everybody does it" but why? I mean I was a longtime baseball player (didn't pitch past junior high, but was actually decent hurling from the mound) and I get grip is a big issue, but when you grow up your hands usually grow too. Do pitchers hands remain the same size as they were while going through puberty or what? Grip it like a man and throw the damn thing to the catcher. Leave it to baseball to say "Well, everybody does it, because everybody's always done it" instead of nipping the cheating in the ass a long time ago.
/(GetOffMyLawn....Except they've "always done it"! So I guess I'm just not respectig my elders in this case.)
|13 weeks 1 day ago||WTF WFT What the fuck was||
What the fuck was Fleury thinking.
Way to go Pittsburgh. I don't understand you sons'a bitches.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Yep, Damn good action. Fun||
Yep, Damn good action. Fun to watch even though Pittsburgh is about to give up yet another 3-1 lead.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||FUCK Columbus.||
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Damn..you guys needed a goal||
Damn..you guys needed a goal there.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Well...don't leave us||
Well...don't leave us hanging. How much less?!
|13 weeks 2 days ago||I posted on this late and||
I posted on this late and read from the bottom up and FINALLY came across someone thinking as I am. Maybe you're being sarcastic, and I sound dumb right now. I do think there definitely could be something to it, however.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Ohio's bagmen are clearly||
Ohio's bagmen are clearly playing better than ours.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Hope he helps them bow out of||
Hope he helps them bow out of the first round of the tournament in 2 years.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Pitt blew a 3-1 lead||
Pitt blew a 3-1 lead Saturday.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||That was an interesting way||
That was an interesting way to get a win. 2-1 Pens, though.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||You can definitely be an OSU||
You can definitely be an OSU and pens fan though
Did you just offer me fandom to Ohio St.?!
take it back...
TAKE IT BACK!!
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Yea I've got a bad feeling||
Yea I've got a bad feeling about this Pens series. A good notion for most of you but I'm not seeing "it" right now for my team (wasn't able to see the 1st period, so maybe they are doing okay and shots are being denied, but a 2-0 hole isn't good, regardless).
|13 weeks 3 days ago||"Adidadidisas||
Intentional? Funny, either way.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||http://dictionary.reference.c||
Or he could be serious as all hell, and....well, really, can you blame him after last season?
|13 weeks 3 days ago||+1 for suck shit...?||
+1 for suck shit...?
|13 weeks 4 days ago||People saying it's disgusting||
People saying it's disgusting, I wonder what they consider delicious. I like me some Culvers from time to time and while it sure isn't a way to eat healty, that's just another story (and why it does taste good). What do those that think it's disgusting, find tasty?
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Do you think slave owners||
Do you think slave owners would have prolonged slavery just a bit longer if they had called it amateurism?
What in thee hell was their purpose for doing this?
|14 weeks 1 day ago||No, it's sad the guys we||
No, it's sad the guys we already have aren't panning out (which creates the yearning for transer/other players).
Okay, that was a premature thing to say and not really fair. However, this Fall will tell a lot; hopefully last season was a fluke and was just timed too well with too much youth.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Fleury with a couple good||
Fleury with a couple good minute...looking "cooler".
|14 weeks 1 day ago||I kept waiting for the||
I kept waiting for the broadcast guys to opine on the play and nothing came. I'm used to basketball still where loads of comments and opinions would have have been stated.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Yea, they should have cheered||
Yea, they should have cheered the penalty called on their team...such hooligans.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Pens fan here also. Sorry||
Pens fan here also. Sorry peeps. I love the Sidney hatorade talk out everybody not a Pens fan.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||WHAT!? The Americans is||
The Americans is fuggin' slick as shit. Great show. (I know I know, everyone is different, different tastes, takes on things)
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Paraphrasing, but I've always||
Paraphrasing, but I've always loved this scene...
-"What'd ya bring there Norm?"
-"I got us some ARRrby's"
|14 weeks 6 days ago||I was thinking the same thing||
I was thinking the same thing earlier this season in RE: to making the TV timeouts at the 15, 10, and 5 minute marks, instead of every 4. I'm sure they would cram another minute to minute-thrity of commercials into each timeout but it'd almost be worth it to get more gameplay/flow and to actually rid of one of the timeouts.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Any reasons for the lane||
Any reasons for the lane widening?
Liveball timeouts being elimitated would be great. Or maybe they could just enforce some of the timeout rules e.g. I saw multiple times in the Tournament, maybe even against us, where a player was falling out of bounds with the ball and a timeout was awarded to them. That is NOT supposed to be allowed anymore. But eliminating Timeouts while the 10 second rule is in play, at the very least, would be a good rule change (or tweaking that rule, where if a timeout is called while still in the backcourt, the 10 second clock is still in play once play resumes, and once the shot clock hits 25, boom, turnover).
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Yea, I noticed that as well.||
Yea, I noticed that as well. Maybe not the best examples of Lewan struggling.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||http://games.espn.go.com/tour||
|15 weeks 3 days ago||On the flip side, just||
On the flip side, just another reason to have been be irked if Kentucky would have won, in regards to their piss-poor FT shooting.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Lulz But...but he's||
But...but he's questionably one of the best coaches in the country according to media people...
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Yay. I win $80 fucking||
Yay. I win $80 fucking dollars. I'm so happy....
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Make these dude.||
Make these dude.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Fuck Kentucky. I wad||
I wad expecting an And-1 bullshit call on that last possession and I'm glad Gifey didn't give a reason to call a foul and Randle missed a short one. It's still far from over, unfortunately.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||What's scary about that is if||
What's scary about that is if Mitch does return and Walton and Caris both make the strides to become even better players, in regards to offense, that actually could/would help open things up in ways, even more for Nik.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||A 7 - 8 seed National Title||
A 7 - 8 seed National Title game. Wow. I can't believe there's a couple assholes out there on ESPN who have this bracket picked as such.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Captain obvious here but this||
Captain obvious here but this Kentucky brand of basketball is so fucked. I get them out athlete-ing people at times, the Decker pwnage a good example of just being better, but the shit they do and get away with is contradictory to what the game is about.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Oh my fucking||
Oh my fucking god...Randle-dozer draws yet another foul plowing into the lane.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Frank drawing a couple fouls||
Frank drawing a couple fouls here, surprised to see them called.
Jackson And-1 to cap the possession off!
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Man. Who in hell could have||
Man. Who in hell could have predicted UConn to the Final. Crazy to me.
Not sure what to think of this next game. I haven't thought about Basketball much this week other than "What ifs" so I haven't contemplated who I've got winning this one. But now that I have a bit, I just can't see Wisconsin losing this one. Unless they play flat out terrible and get outplayed by the talent in blue and white, I just can't see them not advancing.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Florida had a chance to do yo||
Florida had a chance to do to UConn what we did to them last year but they didn't. Sure enough, UConn is now alive and within 1 point. Wow.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||I'm still hungover in||
I'm still hungover in emotions or something from last weekend. I'll watch the later game, I think, and maybe the end of this first one. I'm just sad.
Fuckin' A, we should still be playing.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||ClearEyes...I had a spare||
ClearEyes...I had a spare five, yes five whole minutes most around here didn't/don't have, so I guess appreciate the effort and I apparently don't need to look into "WHAT WAS THE REEEAAASON YOU HAD FOR WRITING THIS!!!???". It was an interesting read regardless of the intention and/or original purpose.
And if I didn't have the time I wouldn't bitch about it....and naturally, now I'm an asshole for mentioning that last bit (I gdo understand some of you are just giving him shit with the tl;dr nonesense)
|16 weeks 1 day ago||You have to share now!||
You have to share now!
|16 weeks 4 days ago||I'm with you, more so in||
I'm with you, more so in regards to your first paragraph/sentences. I won't go into detail TOO much but a couple of your lines are where I'm at in. This shit sucks. It sucks so much that I have a hard time rationalizing why I feel this way. It's fandom, sure, but it's more than that; at least it seems like it. This emotional investment I, this nobody from the Midwest not even in Michigan, have for these young groups of hardwood and gridiron players isn't sensible and has to be something more than just "being a fan". What, I'm not sure anymore. If I made money off of my fandom by blogging or gambling, something, it would/could seem more reasonable (I know that's an unfair statement in a way, in and I don't mean anything offensive by that as I'm sure that can come across in ways I really don't even know right now).
I still digressed...more than I wanted. But I'm at a juncture in life where this is wearing on me too much and I'm not settled in or in a secure enough spot for this to drain me and take up so much of my life. And to relate to more of your post, all of the above holds true especially when we start factoring in how all of these games are officiated and supervised (i.e. the NCAA and the shitty rules, the money and greed) by such half-assed people/organizations. I'm sure this comes across bitch-like, I'm aware some of you are hardened badasses.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Morgan should have played||
Morgan should have played more.
Good damn game, though, I guess.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||YAYYYYYYYYY!!!!||
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Napier's shots were||
Napier's shots were beautiful..
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Soooo who exactly fouled||
Soooo who exactly fouled Payne??
|16 weeks 4 days ago||The ball of Maymon's hand was||
The ball of Maymon's hand was more obvious that this one. And this is pretty easy to see it off UConn.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||This is going to be a pretty||
This is going to be a pretty good ending. UConn had the MO but lost it a bit. We'll see who can hit shots. I've got a bad feeling Harris and Valentine are going to hit some clutch shots to put Sparty out with a W.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Spehtakuhlerr. Get it right!||
Get it right!
|16 weeks 4 days ago||lulz some of the studio shit||
lulz some of the studio shit they've been doing has been pretty funny.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Yea those shots I wrote about||
Yea those shots I wrote about started as good penetration drives but the acutal shots put up were not great.
And I'm in the same boat! I kept thinking I was going to "root" for Sparty today but the instant I sat down, about 5 minutes into the game, I found myself cheering for UConn. It was a bit of a subconscious thing and took me a minute to realize what I was doing. I just can't cheer for Sparty to advance; and I'll be glad to hear about that Seniors to the Final Four streak ENDED.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||It's not like their shooting||
It's not like their shooting 11/12. Cooling down to a norm from 50% means maybe missing one more out of 10 attempts.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Ugh..way to go UConn. 5||
Ugh..way to go UConn. 5 point lead evaporates in 40 seconds. They did not get very good shots on their last two possessions and their transition defense left a lot to be desired for.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Back to the monitor. Holy||
Back to the monitor. Holy hell this game's definitely an interesting one these days
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Holy shit.||