|1 week 2 days ago||There are some threads where||
There are some threads where I should know better than to actually read through the comments, especially of late. This happens to be one of those threads. While there was some great information buried within the comments, most of what I read was just a bunch of drama between individual posters. It's not very appealing, especially to the more casual contributors who are just seeking information. We all love Michigan, but some of us take these things too personally, especially between posters.
That is all.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||He implemented the Slow-Moe||
He implemented the Slow-Moe effect... or the reverse of that. I can't decide which.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||WD = Wacked Dave||
WD = Wacked Dave
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Also, for the martial arts||
Also, for the martial arts enthusiasts, check out the following...
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah, my addiction with||
Yeah, my addiction with seeking out foreign films began with Oldboy. I cannot get enough of good Korean filmmaking, so I'll have to check out your recommendation. The thing I love about Korean movies is that sometimes they are slow, but there seems to be an extra emphasis on character development like more classic American films, yet they rarely hold back punches when it comes time to get dirty.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I'm not joking when I say||
I'm not joking when I say it's one of the few Eastwood flicks I haven't seen (directed or acted). It's just one of those that always slipped through the cracks.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Here's a few Korean films||
Here's a few Korean films that need to be seen... Some of these may not be considered "underrated," but I feel it's my duty to mention them anyway.
Memories of Murder (director of Snowpiercer) - Highest recommendation
Other foreign flicks...
"Underrated" English flicks...
The Expendables Series
I'll just stop there.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||+1 for The Chaser. Loved that||
+1 for The Chaser. Loved that freakin' movie. I'm sad to say I have yet to see The Outlaw Josey Wales. I had a really hard time finding it for the longest time, but finally was able to DVR it. You may have just convinced me to pull a late nighter tonight and finally do it.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I second this.||
I second this.
|4 weeks 2 hours ago||This is true. +1 to you sir.||
This is true. +1 to you sir.
|4 weeks 5 hours ago||That's quite the||
That's quite the transformation.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Trying to locate the post you||
Trying to locate the post you are replying to is way more inconvenient than trying to pay attention to post #s. I don't recall a single individual poster who has purposefully done this since I began lurking on here about four or five years ago. Users will more than likely not spend the time trying to locate the post you respond to this way in order to understand your posts and therefore have a greater chance of negging you for that alone.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Not gonna lie. I thought that||
Not gonna lie. I thought that said Bill Clinton... I almost started to like him. Especially after the "WOOF" part.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||This is actually a pretty||
This is actually a pretty solid beat.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Leeroyyyyyy Jeeen.... er...||
Leeroyyyyyy Jeeen.... er... Kelly. Leroy Kelly. Right.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I was listening to the radio||
I was listening to the radio and the song "The Right Direction" by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus was on... specifically was just hearing the lyrics "You better get headed in the right direction."
I'd say that applies.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||The mgoboard has been making||
The mgoboard has been making this loss worse for me. I'd rather move on, but the depressing "I give up" atmosphere here since the end of the game is just plain awful. Thankfully you're all not running the program or this season would be a complete tire fire. Way too reactionary.
I hate losing just like the rest of you, especially the way the game ended, but I'm looking forward to seeing how this team will perform under adversity with a fanbase screaming for their coaches heads. At least you know the players love this coaching staff, so I hope this will motivate them to work even harder and beat the piss out of the B10. I'm going to support this team AND coaching staff until the end - Give Nuss time to work on this o-line before you crucify him as well.
On a side note, I actually saw some improvements in our running game. We all knew the O-Line would be a work-in-progress with improvements over the course of the year. Hopefully they improve enough by the time the MSU game comes around.
Looking forward to Saturday's game.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||I'm not sure who I like more,||
I'm not sure who I like more, but they both looked a lot better than last year. Green in particular. He really seems to have found that burst to hit the hole that was missing last year with that added weight. There was a bit more explosion in his runs. It's one game. I'm much more confident in those fellas running the ball this year.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||I'm going to be mid-flight||
I'm going to be mid-flight during his announcement. If there are any mgopilots in the Reno/Tahoe area, can you please skyline his decision for me? Block M for yes and a sad face for no.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Not to mention this fella||
Not to mention this fella named Serge Ibaka who they drafted late first round, stashed overseas for a year of development, and turned him into a star. They haven't been perfect with all their acquisitions, but they've built an excellent championship caliber team despite their small market stature.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||I was sitting on my couch||
I was sitting on my couch watching that game via ESPN GameCast on my dang computer that whole fourth quarter. I will never forget my reaction to reading the captions on that final play after refreshing the crap out of that thing just praying that freaking field goal would go in.
I can't imagine that it would have been more difficult and heartaching to watch that game live compared to how I was forced to keep up with the stupid game.. having to refresh the page over and over again in frustration while waiting for ESPN to update the dumb thing.
At least this time it's on TV! Ha.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||The Horror II implies||
The Horror II implies defeat.... Pretty sure the game hasn't even been played yet.
|13 weeks 4 hours ago||I don't even get||
I don't even get Draftageddon. How does one win Draftageddon? Have I missed the end of season Fantasy Draftageddon Championship Extravaganza every year? I've always felt like I was the one mgostupidhead who didn't know the point of the whole dang thing. Maybe I'm supposed to read every Draftageddon article in its entirety to figure it all out, but it's too long... so I gave up.
|13 weeks 5 hours ago||... I love broccoli... that's||
... I love broccoli... that's not cooked...
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Sounds to me like you need a||
Sounds to me like you need a new change of scenery. Lansing's having an effect on you.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||I'd respect him too if it||
I'd respect him too if it wasn't such a ridiculous thing to throw a "temper tantrum" over. It isn't like Dave Brandon changed the helmet or rose prices 100% or put a Domino's pizza ad in the middle of the football field - He scheduled a football game... with a team that this guy can't stand because of a previous terrible outcome.... Uhhh... I'm sorry, but to me that's just his loss if he chooses not to watch it. It's not that he's a terrible person for doing this, but it does sound exactly what he described it as... a "temper tantrum." In other words... an immature reaction.
Profitgoblue... do as you wish, but I just don't think it's worth it.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Denard in Philadelphia...||
Denard in Philadelphia... *Heart Melting*
|14 weeks 5 days ago||The reason I stated this as a||
The reason I stated this as a "religious discussion" is because religion defined the culture in which this country was founded for which still influences our nation to this day, which resulted in a particular known judgment towards homosexuals. It is because this nation was first a Christian nation that homosexuality has been such a hidden topic for so many years. Over time those viewpoints have been challenged and we are now seeing a rise in acceptance of homosexuality.
That is why this is a religious topic, because if it wasn't for conservative religion this would never have been the hot button issue it is today. Not all Christians or religions see homosexual behavior as immoral, just as not all non-religious people view it as moral. But the fact is that Christianity has always been a reason for why this is now newsworthy because of the culture it helped define, which is what I meant by a religious topic. I didn't mean anything by that other than I just wanted to help make aware the fact that the issue really shouldn't be whether or not we agree with the life he lives but that we should commend him for being real with who he is.
I meant to stop before but I felt like I was being misunderstood, so I apologize if my statements offended anyone. Again, my main point is to bring unity to the idea that no matter what beliefs we have regarding homosexuality, we need to feel compassion for those who feel they need to live in a dark hole to protect themselves from "haters" and acknowledge that this is a very bold and embraceable motion.
Mods, feel free to delete my comments if needed.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||I have learned over time that||
I have learned over time that you are correct about homosexuality not being a choice. The actions are choices, and that is where my moral beliefs kick in. This is where I wanted to stop the discussion because of the boards standards.
All I can add is that I have made an insurmountable amount of immoral choices in my lifetime, so I have no judgment towards sexually active homosexuals. And I will not pretend to understand homosexuality because of the scientifical aspect of it; I am not a homosexual, so there's no way for me to grasp what it's like to be homosexual or to feel a sexual attraction towards another man. And this is the case for every heterosexual male or female regardless of your viewpoints on homosexuality.
I apologize if I stepped overboard the religious discussion, I just wanted to clear that up. This is all I will say from here on out about this. This is such a sensitive topic, and rightfully so. I wish extremists from both sides could choose love over hatred.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||The thing that I don't like||
The thing that I don't like about topics like this is that they become heated and result in a lot of hate towards particlar thoughts/beliefs regarding homosexuality as well as the particular individuals they involve. "Religion" is the main reason why this is such a big deal in the first place, so to say "no religion" should mean that these things should probably not be brought up on the board in the first place only because it restricts comments to one particular viewpoint and prohibits others from expressing themselves.
That being said, despite the fact that I am a proclaimed Christian and have my own views on the subject of homosexuality, one thing I can say for sure is that I am proud of him for allowing himself to come to terms with his homosexuality in that he is not afraid of the decisions he makes and what people think of those decisions. I truly believe that if you make decisions that are regretful and are morally against them yourself, you should do everything in your power to correct those behaviors. If you like the decisions you make and find them moral and just, it is sad to think that you would be forced to contain those beliefs/life choices within yourself and "hide" from the world - So many negative consequences come from that, and I imagine that must be an extremely tough world to live in.
I respect and love those who are real about who they are, and I truly wish those who do not agree with his life choice would still love him for being real about himself and love him for who he is as an individual. Unfortunately, this is not the case most of the time. And that's truly sad and hateful, which is not what "we" are called to be.
I will only go this far in the discussion since this is not a board for "religious discussions," but I do wish those who see this from the other extreme realize that those who have differing opinions on "homosexuality" are not terrible people just like those who practice homosexuality are not terrible people - When it's an issue of hatred towards a particular individual, then it becomes inhumane and unjust regardless of the viewpoint.
I, too, wish for a day where these things don't have to be a huge media event any longer.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Standord. Battle of the||
Standord. Battle of the smarts.
Second would be... Uhhhhh... Just someone who doesn't traditionally suck.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||You apparently didn't read||
You apparently didn't read the Mattison presser.
Half joking, I agree that there seems to be a bit more confidence in the basketball team's future productivity due to recent performances, but I can't say that means I am more anticipating basketball season at the moment. I absolutely cannot wait for game day.
To add to this, I also am an avid basketball follower - ask the wife. Pumped for this year as well. Really excited to see these freshmen do their thing, including Dawkins.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Holy crap this got me jacked.||
Holy crap this got me jacked.
|15 weeks 6 hours ago||Yeah, but I heard he was Mr.||
Yeah, but I heard he was Mr. Thug Nasty in Pee Wee. DOMINATION.
|15 weeks 6 hours ago||I'm not sure that's||
I'm not sure that's completely the case. While Mattison will never go out and say "our defense is quite terrible at doing this and this," usually the optimism is capped with a bit of "need to continue to develop in 'x' area." I really think Mattison knows this is his best defense he's had at Michigan, and he's having a difficult time containing his excitement.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Well we'll find out in a year||
Well we'll find out in a year or so if you're right...
|15 weeks 1 day ago||If Drake Johnson turns out to||
If Drake Johnson turns out to be the starter, I'd say that has more to do with his actual skill than the lack of skill from Green and Smith.
The only position group that I feel is questionable is the O-Line. I don't know why, and maybe this is every year and I'm just too excited for the season to start, but I feel like the coaches seem to be a lot more positive about their team as a whole this year. I see that especially from the defensive side, but I feel like I can recall a lot more "need to step up" talk from the O-Line throughout the preseason and during the season last year. Hoke seems to speak positively about specific players on how they're doing, which to me seems to be an improvement.
Not saying we have an All-Big10 line this year based off of what I'm reading, but I'm becoming more optimistic about where things could be. Wait and see I guess... *sigh*
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Sorry, it was sarcasm. I have||
Sorry, it was sarcasm. I have begun to understand that I need to begin using the "/s" tag more often. For future reference, I hate social media.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||I love Legos.||
I love Legos.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||OK so I missed the original||
OK so I missed the original thread and I'm still terrified... Are we sure Peppers is fine? Did someone FB message him to confirm? Has he tweeted that he is in perfect health? I NEED REASSURANCE!!
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Denard for pre-season MVP.||
Denard for pre-season MVP.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||DG = Devin Gardner. Just||
DG = Devin Gardner. Just trying to help a guy out.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Unless he is the best||
Unless he is the best freshman LT of EVER!! Gosh our I-line is going to pancake the crap out of some foo's!!
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Uhhhhhh pretty sure Staee||
Uhhhhhh pretty sure Staee didn't offer him. It was the other crap school.
But then again, is there ever a bad time to proclaim the phrase "Suck it, Izzo"...? I can't think of one.
Suck it, Izzo.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Hoooooooooooly||
Hoooooooooooly commitapalooza. NICE.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||He should be on the sideline||
He should be on the sideline of every football game as well. Put a freakin helmet on him if you have to.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||So you combine Tim Duncan and||
So you combine Tim Duncan and Glenn Robinson and you get a white guy who shoots threes and is not a large mammal... Who woulda thought....?
Welcome! Looking forward to you terrorizing future Sparties with that sweet jump shot!
|15 weeks 6 days ago||I had similar thoughts. From||
I had similar thoughts. From how I took it, Nuss had limited control of his offense because of Saban, so I think him having full control over our offense might bring a different tempo/style than what we're used to seeing at Alabama.
Also, Borges was given pretty much full rein of the offense at Michigan. Hoke may have taken a little bit more control/guidance at the end, but he always gave Borges his "full trust" in how he ran the offense. I think this is why Nuss was so attracted to Michigan in the first place - He was going to get his shot at running things how he wants to run them.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Oh Mitch McGary, how I miss||
Oh Mitch McGary, how I miss thee.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||#32... Much like our good||
#32... Much like our good friend Jordan Kovacs... Oh let's not worry about that little #32 over there... THWACK BANG KACHOW.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Brian Kelly could learn a few||
Brian Kelly could learn a few things from this guy.
|17 weeks 2 hours ago||I guess I suck at sarcasm||
I guess I suck at sarcasm because it was a joke. I have a hard time seeing how someone without any college playing experience makes a list like this. Fournette included.
|17 weeks 5 hours ago||Where's the death stares to||
Where's the death stares to the crowd? The swag??
That being said, the kid has range. Legit shooter. I'd love to add this kid if the class size was larger, but since that's not the case... I JUST DON'T KNOW. I really feel that he would torment the crap out of some Sparties, though. I do like the idea of that.
|17 weeks 6 hours ago||Funchess Smunchess. All that||
Funchess Smunchess. All that really matters is where they put Peppers on this list.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||So what you're saying is...||
So what you're saying is... Devin can't predict the future 100% accurately and that upsets you? This wasn't an "I promise I'll take out the garbage today" kind of guarantee.
Question... Would you rather have him say something to the effect of "I don't know what will happen but I will try to make sure we win" or would you rather have him show confidence and drive with a "guarantee" being that he has more control over the offensive performance than any other player on the field?
The thing about that "guarantee" with the win over OSU last year told me that this dude is going to do everything he can to win. You don't guarantee something will happen without doing your best to give it your all because you know the risks of what you're saying. Watching that game, I have no doubt in my mind Devin gave it his all. I honestly couldn't believe he was still going at the end of that game - It was a remarkable game for him.
Him making claims to push Hoke off the hot seat tells me that he is working really freaking hard to improve and make this offense the best it can be. Therefore, I LIKE.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Thanks for posting this. Not||
Thanks for posting this. Not only is it interesting, but it's also hilarious to see how many people throw a fit about something that is actually related to Michigan sports. Besides, I'm a socks and shoes kinda guy.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||... "Because you'll end up in||
... "Because you'll end up in Ann Arbor regardless"..... You forgot to add that part.
|18 weeks 5 hours ago||Nik.||
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Mexico plays American||
Mexico plays American football?
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Eh, not exactly. Lived here||
Eh, not exactly. Lived here for 6 years and I love it. Granted I came from Sioux Falls, SD... Which yeah... But still. Perfect smallish big city in my opinion.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||I will be holding that sign.||
I will be holding that sign. SO FREAKING EXCITED!!!!!
|21 weeks 5 days ago||The Nazi's were already||
The Nazi's were already beaten. Have you not seen Inglorious Basterds? 'Parently not.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||Hoping I don't have to wait||
Hoping I don't have to wait til 2016 for His arrival.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||.... Wait for it....||
.... Wait for it....
|24 weeks 4 days ago||Give him -999,999 and lock||
Give him -999,999 and lock him there... Both shy of the 1 mil mark and also just shy of the current leader "Q" as you say. Then just as you're about to give "Q" his points back... Ban him.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||I frankly don't see how it||
I frankly don't see how it would be so difficult for the NCAA to audit schools on a semi regular basis and take control of academic related problems with "student athletes" if they actually cared about it. To me the NCAA is just as much to blame as the schools themselves.
Money matters too much to the NCAA and college institutions that the fear of losing star athletes due to academic reasons prevents full accountability towards keeping each student athlete under the same kind of academic restrictions and guidelines as other students at those institutions. If the NCAA really wanted to take care of this problem, then do audit testing on actual random players (especially when evidence actually exists in the world that it occurs) and test these academic standards placed on athletes.
I just think this is really bogus and just enhances the reality that college sports is a huge cash cow for schools and the NCAA and only enhances the arguments placed for paying players since money is obviously what drives both organizations.
One of two things needs to be done. Either you start treating student athletes as students first both by the NCAA and each individual institution and be punished for a failing to do so, or you can no longer pretend that athletes are actually students when their money-generating abilities take precedence over their academic potential.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||BREAKING NEWS. SAM WEBB HAS A||
BREAKING NEWS. SAM WEBB HAS A GUT AND IT'S FEELING BLUE.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||When all you see are posts||
When all you see are posts such as this... Then you know it's the end.
The problem is that there are always rational people out there who aren't so apocalyptic, so I expect this to happen NEVER.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||BDIDICJENEBROVGISWKXOCIDJEJBV||
|27 weeks 6 hours ago||Here lies an example of||
Here lies an example of pessimistic optimism. Which, to say the least, is much better than most of the board lately. We could use a bit more of this.
|27 weeks 8 hours ago||Summary: SWOOSH SLASH GASH...||
Summary: SWOOSH SLASH GASH... "Shoelaces flapping in the wind."
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Brooks doesn't play young||
Brooks doesn't play young guys? Uhhhhhh did you know that 20 yr old big rookie Adams just got around 38 minutes in a series clenching playoff game last night, most of which came before the Ibaka injury? Did you know that last year rookie PG Reggie Jackson started most of last years playoffs? Even before the Westbrook injury, he was still getting substantial minutes.
To be honest with you, if there is one team in the NBA that is not only really good but also plays with a plentiful amount of youth minutes.... OKC would be that team.
GRIII may not be a potential starter anytime soon for them, but he could definitely find a role in their rotation. Athleticism is really important to that team, which GRIII most definitely has.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||The only thing I can conclude||
The only thing I can conclude from this bit of information is that I need to increase the amount of poop breaks I take at work.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||DO WANT. I'm not going to get||
DO WANT. I'm not going to get carried away just yet... But IF this Ukranian fella signs... Throw in the Irvin/Walton Summer Transformation... We be good. Real good.
How have I not heard of him until now?
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Me likey muchos grandes.||
Me likey muchos grandes.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||Not to mention P.M.S. Or||
Not to mention P.M.S. Or P.O.S. Just for future reference.
|29 weeks 3 hours ago||BOOMSHAKALAKA||
|29 weeks 21 hours ago||My expectations for next||
My expectations for next season just skyrocketed.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||If the Thunder pick up||
If the Thunder pick up Stauskas, I will buy season tickets.
Even though Stauskas is NJAS, he would give the Thunder a weapon they currently are lacking. Golly gee whiz do I hope this happens!
|30 weeks 1 day ago||I think he was joking dude.||
I think he was joking dude.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks, buddy. I live ten||
Thanks, buddy. I live ten hours from her, so I try to make the trip up there a little more often than usual right now. Do what I can from afar.
Those were some solid uplifting words of encouragement. Very solid indeed.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||Said a prayer for you and||
Said a prayer for you and your family. My mom, who is only 52, is battling breast cancer and is about to lose her hair. One of my uncles (my mom's brother) died of brain cancer a few years ago before he hit 60. Cancer has been all too familiar in my family as of late, and one thing is for sure.. these experiences really bring to the forefront a new hatred for this awful disease. It blows. My sympathy is with your family, my man.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Does this mean Kentucky can't||
Does this mean Kentucky can't sign their whole recruiting class? PLEASE BE TRUE.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||The NCAA could use an||
The NCAA could use an accountability partner to make sure the things they do are not in fact dumb. I commend Mitch for his honesty and maturity. He's had a tough last year. Definitely going to miss him, but he made the best decision possible given the circumstances.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||I really want to come up with||
I really want to come up with something intelligent and humorous to write, but all I can think about is how much I'm going to miss this guy. ALL THE SWAGS.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||I went to a private Reformed||
I went to a private Reformed high school in South Dakota, so I knew quite a few people who went to school at Calvin.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Something tells me he's not||
Something tells me he's not joking.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||The most reasonable||
The most reasonable conclusion to take from this is that Bacari will be back next year.
|34 weeks 11 hours ago||Won't need to hit that snooze||
Won't need to hit that snooze button anymore.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Duke just took a big ole||
Duke just took a big ole dookie. Haaaaaa
|36 weeks 5 days ago||That was the most instense||
That was the most intense game I've ever watched on Gamecast.
|37 weeks 6 days ago||I was one and smeared poop||
I was one and smeared poop all over the bathtub.
|37 weeks 6 days ago||HECK YES HECK YES GOSH THIS||
HECK YES HECK YES GOSH THIS RULES
|38 weeks 5 days ago||Injuries dude. Just look at||
Injuries dude. Just look at that potential!
|38 weeks 5 days ago||Try watching all remaining||
Try watching all remaining MSU games and see if it has a similar effect.
|41 weeks 1 day ago||"Reports claiming that at an||
"Reports claiming that at an in-house visit Dantonio and McDowell's mom got into a verbal altercation are false. Also false are the rumors that McDowell's mom had thrown him out of the house."
Well dang, his mom tossing Dantonio out of the house was the only pleasing thing I read from this whole crazy story. It was all the mom had going for her in my opinion, and even that is lost now.
Hopefully they indeed work this whole thing out together, and Malik ends up happy with his end decision.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||When compared to the Walking||
When compared to the Walking Dead gif.. meh.
On the other hand, if this was the work of my own hands, I'd be pretty dang proud.
|42 weeks 4 days ago||Which two would play the||
Which two would play the female role? I'd have to go with Kobe and Lebron, but Kobe is the only one I'm sure about.
|43 weeks 41 min ago||Not gonna lie... This one||
Not gonna lie... This one leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. I loved watching Gibbons do his thing, but that was without the direct knowledge of this particular event. This is a sad ordeal.
|44 weeks 6 days ago||Glad to hear it, sir. Praying||
Glad to hear it, sir. Praying for a full recovery.
|49 weeks 3 days ago||My mom was diagnosed with||
My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer a few months ago. Cancer blows, man. Prayers good sir! Glad to hear the good news!
|1 year 6 days ago||-1||
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Just said a prayer my man.||
Just said a prayer my man. Thoughts are with you and your family.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||I Need Foster Care||
I Need Foster Care
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Oh boy.||
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Most improved team ever.||
Most improved team ever.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||If it doesn't say "Balls Hot"||
If it doesn't say "Balls Hot" I will be let down.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||See! Dilithium gets it!||
See! Dilithium gets it!
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Honestly, I don't think this||
Honestly, I don't think this is getting enough attention...
HE'S THE #2 PLAYER IN THE 2015 CLASS ON THE 247 COMPOSITE LIST YOU GUYS.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Forgiven, sir.||
|1 year 14 weeks ago||AND THE REST OF THE TOP FIVE.||
AND THE REST OF THE TOP FIVE. GASH.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||The fact that #s 1-5 aren't||
The fact that #s 1-5 aren't all stated on the notables list is very discouraging to me. Expectations now lowered for this 2015 class.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Adjectives||
Maybe they'll put adjectives on the back of their jerseys.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||The first time I realized I||
The first time I realized I loved Coach Hoke was when he first said the words "boo boo." It makes me feel all gushy inside.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||HERE FOR THE POSBANG||
HERE FOR THE POSBANG
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Nope, we really care about||
Nope, we really care about the enviroment here - hence couch burning. <------STAAE Logic
|1 year 16 weeks ago||I'm going to risk my own||
I'm going to risk my own "script" and say that TVH claims that "something is likely to happen within a timeframe of a few days to a week or so." An exact date isn't certain, however.
You guys can rest easy tonight and probably tomorrow.
Hopefully this piece of info will save a few lives.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Track schmack. He's at the||
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Everybody hold everyone.||
Everybody hold everyone.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Oh gosh.||
|1 year 16 weeks ago||This is getting redonkulous.||
This is getting redonkulous.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Seriously guys? I thought||
Seriously guys? I thought this post was better than my Wild Honey poem.
My terrible humor must be terrible.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Not if he gets Chunky.||
Not if he gets Chunky.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||HECK YES||
|1 year 17 weeks ago||HECK YES||
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Is he there yet?||
Is he there yet?
Is he there yet?
Is he there yet?
|1 year 17 weeks ago||WHAT THE HACK IS GOING ON||
WHAT THE HACK IS GOING ON RIGHT NOW GASH
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Toot toot||
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Honestly so was I. If it was||
Honestly so was I. If it was much worse I wouldn't have posted it for public knowledge.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||OK, guys.... If I am banned||
OK, guys.... If I am banned for this, well, I hope it was worth it. I happened to find a copy in my sent email - something like this is just meant to be shared.
Here you go....
By: Wild Honey
Ten minutes since I've gone
.... see you in Bolivia
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Alright, well if I was going||
Alright, well if I was going to make up a story I probably wouldn't have gone the "poetry" route, which is completely random and ridiculous.
I will say that even if I did write this poem myself, I would still be commended for its greatness. It's THAT good.
And no, unfortunately I do not have it memorized. All I have burned in my head is "Wild Honey" and a few foreign words for her love maker.
I am beginning to regret sharing this story.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||When you read a poem written||
When you read a poem written about you in sex language at work knowing that people constantly drop off stuff on your desk and could have noticed the poem and been curious enough to take a sneak peak at it, your potential reactions are endless.
I realize the hilarity of this story is found in the poem itself, so there might not be much of a reaction to my story at the moment, but it seriously is probably the most insane and perhaps proudest moment of my life.
If I get enough requests, I may post a snippet of it after I get home from work, which is in.. like... 4.5 hours.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||I used to work with this||
I used to work with this chick who had a major crush on me. One night I decided to hang out with her despite the fact that I knew bad things could happen and could result in an awkward work situation, especially since I didn't find her as marriage material which means it would be more of a one and done situation. (Some of you might still question my hesitation, but when you have a career job and are looking to keep said career job, messing around with random chicks in the office is the worst thing you could do).
So I invite her over, we put on a movie, start talking... I decided that instead of making regretful decisions, I would just talk about making those regretful decisions with her and see how she reacted. Well.... let's just say I about got raped. I finally told her that she needed to go, and the night was over.
Get to work Monday morning (the event happened on a Friday night), and I look at my desk and there is a piece of paper sitting there which I did not leave on Friday. Now I knew this chick liked writing poetry, but I never really knew how much until I read what was written on that paper.
This poem was seriously the most provactive and sexually-explicit poem I had ever written, and it was sitting on my desk and was written about me. I nearly pooped my pants. She even signed off of the poem as "Wild Honey" if that paints any sorta picture.
I still have the poem in a keepsake box, and my wife is even cool enough to not force me to burn it in the fireplace.
I would share the poem, but I have a feeling I'd get banned from here.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||When they started rating all||
When they started rating all of our recruits as 4*s and crowning us with #1 class rankings. It's mostly sarcasm.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||God bless friends.||
God bless friends.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Wait, this aired tonight??? I||
Wait, this aired tonight??? I watched a trailer for this earlier today... So upset that I missed it.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||I must admit something.||
I must admit something. Lebrawn Fourpand does not exist.
However, according to Peppers, he will.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Lebrawn Fourpand||
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Notice how you're the one guy||
Notice how you're the one guy not getting posbanged.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||ESPN has gone from last to||
ESPN has gone from last to first in a span of one year. Truly remarkable comeback.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Burke to OKC.. I'll take||
Burke to OKC.. I'll take it... coming from someone who essentially lives in OKC.
However, Reggie Jackson is a very solid back-up PG who could probably start for some teams. I'm not so sure the Thunder would be a good home for him only because I'm not sure he'd be guaranteed even the #2 PG job.
Also, on that note, OKC needs a Big. PG should be set if Russell stays healthy, so I just have a hard time seeing them going PG with their pick. I have a harder time seeing him even available at #12, so maybe they just go for the best available if he's still there.
I also wouldn't be surprised if OKC trades up to fill a bigger need since they have another late first round and second round pick.
I just don't see Burke in OKC, even if I like the idea.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Not to be a Debbie downer,||
Not to be a Debbie downer, but HOLY POOP FACE LSU is predicted to score a ton of top 50 ESPN recruits. If everything went the way ESPN predicts it, they would definitely be rocking that top spot over UM. Of course, these are just predictions, but still...
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Either way would be weird.||
Either way would be weird.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Whether Ballage is their #1||
Whether Ballage is their #1 or not, Fournette is Peppers' #1. And let's be honest... That's all that really matters here.
Edit: Sorry, forgot the /s...
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Battle of the Nerds -||
Battle of the Nerds - Stanford
|1 year 26 weeks ago||I would agree with you if he||
I would agree with you if he decided to attend even the non-rival ND, but he's going to Ohio... He will most definitely be remembered.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||I think tragedies like these||
I think tragedies like these just put things in perspective as far as priorities. Not just as far as the difference between a new roof and a new house, but also the difference between having a family who's alive and safe and losing a loved one. As you said, houses can be rebuilt, but you can't replace a child/mother/friend. I think the best thing to do in situations like these is to count our blessings, and instead of complaining about the little things in life that seem to not be going our way, find joy in what we've been blessed with and try to learn to not take those blessings for granted.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Yeah, they are going to||
Yeah, they are going to rebuild. Moore generally has lower property taxes and a much cheaper cost of living than a community like Edmond north of OKC. It also doesn't have the crime of South OKC, so people tend to like the area more for those reasons.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||I live in the Edmond/Oklahoma||
I live in the Edmond/Oklahoma City year - moved here about 4 years ago. It seems as if every "devastating" tornado that has hit the metro area since I've lived here carved a path right through Moore. Not growing up here but living here long enough to know a bit about Oklahoma's tornado history, I would never move to Moore. It's just one big bullseye.
On a side note in talks of damage/lives lost, Moore had about a 20 minute heads up that the tornado was coming. News feeds and weather updates are heavy and frequent in this area when it comes to tornadoes, and my crew at work was already watching the TV even before the tornado hit outside of Moore. Almost everyone should have known it was on its way, and more than likely 100+ lives will be lost from this one tornado. Back in the day, they had no warnings; if they weren't looking up in the sky, they probably had no clue one was coming. I feel that if we still lived in that age today, the lives lost today would have been WAY worse - possibly hitting that #1 spot for most lives lost. The damage from this thing is unbelievable. Everyone who lives in this area can feel this one, and we all know someone who this has affected. It's just crazy.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Three words. Penn. State.||
Three words. Penn. State. Visit.
OMG PEPPERS IS COMMITTING TO UM AHHHHHHH
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Not exactly the same||
Not exactly the same situation. The state of Oklahoma has a pretty solid base of recruits every year, almost comparable to Michigan. Then there's Texas, its border state, which is one of the 3 biggest recruiting states in the country. Texas may be large and spread out, but Michigan's recruiting spread is very comparable to Oklahoma's spread. Nebraska is literally in the middle of nowhere.
Here's a list of Nebraska's border states:
South Dakota, Iowa, Kansas, Colorado and Wyoming.
You could maybe include Missouri, which is probably the best recruiting state among those remotely close to them (Missouri or Colorado). Not to mention that the state of Nebraska isn't exactly known for it's elite football either. Sure, some eliteish guys can pop up here and there, but not near as frequent as even states like Michigan or Oklahoma.
Short story: The current recruiting trend does not assist Nebraska in any way.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||I think it's pretty cool how||
I think it's pretty cool how they're all down to earth about it all and not super competive about which shool they ended up joining. I'm sure it isn't easy to develop relationships with guys you're walking around with on your unofficial visit that could end up taking the spot you covet. That's a lot of pressure for a 16 yr old kid, and they seemed to all take it pretty cool.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||I received my t-shirt||
I received my t-shirt yesterday, so they must have the corrected t-shirts in. I wouldn't be surprised if you receive yours in the next couple of days as I live in Oklahoma City.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Please refer to USC 2013||
Please refer to USC 2013 pre-explosive diarrhea.
And just throwing it out there, but the "16-17" is what they have available right now - there is potential for a bigger class if (when) attrition happens.
I will also state that all recruiting sites rank classes differently, so some sites are a lot tougher to grasp that #1 spot with a smaller class than others.
THERE IS A CHANCE I SAY.
EDIT: What WoodChuck said.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||The reason I wouldn't worry||
The reason I wouldn't worry about this is the fact that Beilein is really good at making changes if necessary. If his initial plan isn't working as he'd hoped, he won't just sit on it and hope the team improves individually if better options are available. College basketball is a game where multiple lineups work, particularly situational lineups. Some games might work best with McGary at the 4 while other match ups might ask for more athleticism, and Beilein has proven to understand this (especially this past season). Not worried about it at all.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||I agree, which is why I said||
I agree, which is why I said "potential." Regardless, Hand+Peppers+Malik>Treadwell+Isaac (in my opinion).
The fact that we're even in the top three of the top two players in the country is just further evidence that Hoke is changing the tide in the rivalry, not to mention jersey sales in Ohio.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||It's early, but it feels||
It's early, but it feels like our class has the potential to look like USC's epic class from last year prior to it's epic crash (small but loaded).
|1 year 32 weeks ago||I am going to go ahead and||
I am going to go ahead and say that if we don't get one of either Hand or Peppers, you will see the return of the 'meme.' And not from me, just to clarify. Losing out on highly ranked prospects tend to bring out the worst in the extremely diehard 'I follow recruiting way too closely' fan base.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Wow.||
|1 year 32 weeks ago||I don't know about you, but I||
I don't know about you, but I watched the whole game from start to finish on CBS. I saw some shots of the Fab 5 and a heard a few discussions, but I didn't miss one second of the game or feel slighted in the least because they attended. The cameras were on the game when they needed to be on the game, and the commentators knew they were commentating a basketball game and not a Fab Five reunion piece.
If you had troubles focusing on the game because they were in attendance and were getting too much "attention" (in your opinion), my guess is you are taking this situation way too personally. Enjoy the game, man. This thing doesn't happen often enough to let something take away from you the excitement of this experience.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Just fyi, I purchased a house||
Just fyi, I purchased a house yesterday and actually need a few couches. Instead of burning them, you could donate them to me.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Hey, guys. We're||
Hey, guys. We're back.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Or maybe it's the fact that||
Or maybe it's the fact that college football really has THREE major player of the year awards instead of two (Walter Camp, Heisman, and Maxwell).
MOAR is better?
|1 year 34 weeks ago||McGary is the freaking man.||
McGary is the freaking man. That is all.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||HERE FOR THE AFTER PARTY HECK||
HERE FOR THE AFTER PARTY HECK YES!!!! GOSH I HOPE THIS THREAD STAYS!!
|1 year 34 weeks ago||HERE FOR THE AFTER PARTY!!!!!||
HERE FOR THE AFTER PARTY!!!!! HECK FREAKING YES!!!!!
|1 year 34 weeks ago||HERE FOR THE AFTER PARTY!!!!!||
HERE FOR THE AFTER PARTY!!!!! HECK FREAKING YES!!!!!
|1 year 34 weeks ago||HERE FOR THE AFTER PARTY!!!!!||
HERE FOR THE AFTER PARTY!!!!! HECK FREAKING YES!!!!!
|1 year 35 weeks ago||I debated on whether or not I||
I debated on whether or not I would allow my homerism to get the best of me and put Michigan in the final four. After watching this, I have no regrets.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||I blame it on the shorts.||
I blame it on the shorts.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||I will admit.. I NEARLY||
I will admit.. I NEARLY created a new account just minutes after I created my first one due to the fact that I couldn't figure out why in the world I created a username that not only states my real name but also begins with "Corky;" I have no idea what I was on at the time.
I'm committed, though, and I plan on riding this thing to the end.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Well, my first hunch was||
Well, my first hunch was Coach Brown, but since you said it's "probably not who I think"... I guess that means I must go with my second hunch, which would be Rich Rod.
I think it would be interesting to analyze the population of Boliva (as well as mgoaccount creations) during Rich Rod's regime. I'm going to go out on a limb and say... records were broken.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Bolivia is no place to enjoy||
Bolivia is no place to enjoy life from what I've heard; however, unknowingly residing there is just plain tragic.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||I betcha my quesadillas would||
I betcha my quesadillas would have punched your quesadillas in the face.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Had me some Chili's bacon||
Had me some Chili's bacon ranch quesadillas. Not gonna lie... That's one solid quesadilla.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Slurping Turtle!!!!!||
Slurping Turtle!!!!! Haaaaaaaa. Gosh I'd love to slurp me some turtle.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Good to know. The two always||
Good to know. The two always confused me. Thank you for that piece of information.
I think I've learned more grammatical and spelling lessons over the few years of mgoblog reading than I have in all my years of English classes. Sometimes I feel like there's a grading scale attached to each post.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||As my fiancé would say...||
You're a mean!
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Maybe someone has a beef with||
Maybe someone has a beef with you and wants to send you to the grave.
I kid; I kid.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Sorry, I just felt it was the||
Sorry, I just felt it was the perfect opportunity to make a joke of my own. I thought it was funny at least, but my sense of humor can be somewhat childish at times.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Waaaaaaaaait a second. I||
Waaaaaaaaait a second. I thought Meyer was going to take all the recruits we ever wanted from us. Must be some funny business goin' around. Maybe Wilton is secretly committed to Ohio and is allowing us to believe he is recruiting Drake to UM when he is actually informing him that if they all play for Meyer they will have the best team ever and win all the championships. Hoke must put an end to this before it's too late!
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Maybe you'd be a bit more||
Maybe you'd be a bit more OptiMICHtic if you stopped watching videos such as these.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Hooooooly Poop.||
|1 year 51 weeks ago||"GT is a fine academic||
"GT is a fine academic institution, which I think should be the main focus of expansion."
Uhhhhhhhhhhhhh no. The moment the B1G starts looking at Ivy League schools, I'm out.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Conley blah blah rabble||
Conley blah blah rabble rabble. Dawson blah blah rabble rabble. Treadwell, Green, McQuay OH MY.
Come on, guys. We're fine. We still have a top 5 class even after losing Conley (potentially) and Dawson. AND we still have a great shot at all three elite prospects mentioned above. Those of you who are freaking out that this will steal Treadwell's spot, well if you don't friggin' remember..... Treadwell just announced last week(?) that he's taking an OFFICIAL to Michigan. I highly doubt the coaches would give up on Treadwell after that announcement, and if this commitment would really hurt our shot with him, I feel like the coaches maybe would have held off a little longer before offering Da'Mario. We still could snag all three elite recruits, and this hurts them none.
So just shut your traps, and welcome our new friend, Da'Mario Jones. He could be The Threat 2.0 but 6 inches taller, you never know. I have high hopes for the kid, especially if he's a slot type; fyi WE NEED THOSE.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Worst joke ever.||
Worst joke ever.
Edit: Apparently I needed to be a bit more clear. In context, the above statement was quite comical. It's just that "coal" jokes are all too prevalent in my life. If you are confused, please refer to my username. If confusion STILL arises, Cole... coal... ha.... Why am I posting this? I do not know. Joke = funny. Moving along.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||WAIT a second... are you||
WAIT a second... are you saying that.... *gasp*.... we have GOOD Treadwell news????? Does this mean Treadwell might actually be a "good fit" for Michigan after all??? Is it possible???
|2 years 5 weeks ago||OK, Gerg, We're the freakin'||
OK, Gerg, We're the freakin' Wolverines, are we not? Why not use a wolverine instead of a beaver while acting as our d-coordinator at least? If you personally believe beavers are better, then I can't blame you for using them while coaching for any of your other teams. However, if I was a wolverine.. I'd take it very harshly that you used a beaver instead of one of my own while coaching the Wolverines. I mean, it doesn't make sense really. If we were the Michigan Ducks, I'd understand. I'm sure a beaver could kill a duck quite handily. But a wolverine would absolutely DESTROY a beaver. I honestly think more people would have understood him if he used a wolverine instead of a beaver to help motivate our defense, and honestly.. he might have even received some props for that.
EVERYTHING MAKES SO MUCH MORE SENSE NOW.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||My girlfriend has epilepsy as||
My girlfriend has epilepsy as well (controlled through medications), and she was forced to take anxiety medications since stress was a major reason for why her seizures came back a few years ago. From what I understand about coaching... stress would seem to be quite common in the industry. So between fatigue and stress, I would say being a NCAA Division 1 BCS-level coach is probably not the most ideal job for someone who has problems with seizures. Not saying he should quit, but I wouldn't expect his condition to get much better while he remains a coach. Pretty sad, indeed.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||Actually, I would too if I||
Actually, I would too if I was Dawson. If my memory serves me right, pretty sure he got a "little" backlash when he contemplated taking a "visit."
|2 years 7 weeks ago||My girlfriend refers to||
My girlfriend refers to doodling as playing with my weiner. Not sure that's what you're referring to here, but no, it generally does not help. Unless you're concentrating on doodling.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||I see your point, but I think||
I see your point, but I think character should also be a prerequisite in determining this "legend" status, which Denard would surely qualifty for that portion.
I really don't care to argue for or against him being a future "legend" at this time assuming this trend continues (the man still plays for UM - let him finish his career first), but I've heard character being discussed with these current "legends," and so I just felt as if that point needed to be made.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||It is very frustrating. NEVER||
It is very frustrating. NEVER FORGET.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Not that I agree with this||
Not that I agree with this reaction... but I bet when the kids first saw what their new uni's looked like, they probably creamed their pants.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Calling all rich||
Calling all rich Mgobloggers:
Do it. $15,000. Make it happen. You know you want to....
|2 years 10 weeks ago||I read this article today,||
I read this article today, and I was just about to post this. I think this shows that not only does Michigan do it right, but our fans are awesome.
Feelings I obtained while reading article: Joy, pride, extreme jealousy... Freakin' kids, man.
FYI, Dave Brandon played this one right. From a marketing perspective, this was pure gold and essentially handed to him. "Michigan" is plastered in news markets all over the world, and for something extremely unique; it stands out. What better way to get your name out there. Not to mention that it was quite the charitable thing to do (and extremely cool).
+1 for Michigan
|2 years 10 weeks ago||From what I could see...||
From what I could see... Frank Clark didn't start last week. It's possible that instead of just suspending him for game after game, you could slowly give him more playing time as he earns it. I'm not saying Hoke will use this method, but I think this method could work on certain occasions.
And whether he plays or not, Hoke is clearly disciplining the kid. He's earned my trust enough to know that when he says something, he means it. I personally feel like the fact that Hoke benched both Touissant and Clark for the Alabama game and not a UMASS type game is definitely telling that not only did he take both of their situations seriously (and put teaching them in front of his own desire to win games), I think that there is probably more to the story than any of us knows with Clark since both suspensions were for the one game. We know Touissant's story; Clark's actions are the ones that are unclear. I'm not saying you can compare the two either way, but I am saying that you can compare the suspensions - both one game - and maybe come up with a conclusion that it might not be as severe as it first sounded. But again, it's hard to conclude with much without the full story.
No matter what, I trust Hoke. He's legit. It shows through what recruits and players have to say about him, and it shows through his interviews. I have a hard time believing anyone can look at Brady Hoke and just plain dislike the guy. He's classy, and he's highly respectable among other coaches. In fact, I've heard OSU fans say good things about him. You won't hear Michigan fans saying things like that about Tressel or Dantonio too often.
Point being, I'm not concerned about this at all. Let him do the coaching and the teaching, and we will most definitely see his discipline structure as time passes. Players will continue to make mistakes. It happens to everyone. Let us judge when more evidence is available.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||"Won't EVER" is quite the||
"Won't EVER" is quite the prediction. Unless the apocalypse dooms us, I have a feeling football has quite the substantial future. So instead of 'ever," how about... "for the forseeable future." They might finally figure it out in a century or two.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Devin Funchess.... quite the||
Devin Funchess.... quite the tight end. Very nice.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Short Answer: Yes Long||
Short Answer: Yes
Long Answer: Oh my freaking gosh, yes. If it wasn't Brian, it would be someone else. Heck, even MAGNUS loves him. MAGNUS! I will honestly say that the few occurrences post-slaughterdome where I had a smile on my face involved Norfleet returning the ball. That was the only up-side to Alabama scoring A LOT. And Brian did very minimal to help with my giddyness over the kid. It's mostly due to my current fixation on recruiting and the fact that he was the one kid who was offered and committed on national signing day. He instantly became famous because he was "that guy" as well as the fact that he's a "local." AND that he's essentially Darren Sproles, who of course everyone loves.