Yep, Justin Fargas's dad was in the movie from which Michigan Replay's theme music was taken.
|6 hours 31 min ago||a bunch of yes men and brown nosers.||
In my experience, the CEOs with the large egos (male and female) will, over time, surround themselves with the yes people and brown nosers because they can't abide anybody disagreeing with them on anything. It's a rare leader who has subordinates with the confidence to tell them when they're wrong about something and not get their asses thrown out the door at 5pm on Friday.
|7 hours 47 min ago||It seems to be coming from every corner.||
If the football team had been more successful the last three seasons—say a conference championship or two with more victories over OSU and MSU—do you think these folks would be as pissed off?
|7 hours 50 min ago||if he was on the team & practiced he played for Bo||
To be honest I agree with you. I'm not a huge fan of DB in some ways, but I don't see any justification for demeaning his standing as a player, any more than any other guy who rode the pines. If nothing else, DB was at practice every day getting his brains beat in and yelled at by Bo just like any other guy.
|7 hours 55 min ago||that's where he gets into trouble||
For a guy with his experience in marketing and PR, Brandon has sometimes displayed a remarkable lack of understanding of his own customer base. Anybody in his position should have known that:
• Not taking the band to an away game he was selling as sort of a "bowl game" was going to piss Michigan fans off bigtime, especially given the fact that many of those fans have been clamoring for home-and-homes with teams like Alabama. The fact that the band eventually went didn't eliminate the bad taste left in the mouth.
• Charging for water was bad enough; trying to extort money for seat cushions was a PR disaster of the first order, and completely unnecessary to the financial health of the department.
• Skywriting and the Noodle might be relatively insignificant by themselves, but on top of the first two items, they were further irritants that were unnecessary to the health of the Athletic Department.
• The student seating disaster of 2013 was a dumb response to a simple problem: too many tickets were being sold to too many students who didn't care enough to show up on time, or at all. The simplest and most direct response to this lack of demand should have been a reduction in the size of the student section, without screwing around with the seating priority system that had been in place.
• A continuing escalation of ticket prices in the face of arguably the worst home schedule in many years while the department is millions of dollars in the black is never going to sit well with any fan base, especially when the team is struggling. A more prudent action for the long term would have been to hold the line on ticket prices for 2014.
|8 hours 13 min ago||Strong coffee||
Working late tonight dammit. Or trying to when I'm not looking up fucking etymologies.
|8 hours 15 min ago||A lecture on the word||
and still more:
and yet more:
|8 hours 58 min ago||WHY was Brandon hired to be athletic director in the first place||
Maybe it was a Machiavellian ploy by the Democrats on the Board of Regents to keep him from running for statewide office.
|8 hours 59 min ago||big-time donors who are major-league pissed||
I'm not asking for names, but just out of curiosity, how do you know this? Through your folks?
|9 hours 2 min ago||Brandon did not technically "play" for Bo||
DB was on the team from '70 through '73... did he not see any game action at all? If he did, he played for Bo.
|9 hours 6 min ago||amount of money beyond which you're just gilding the lily||
If Brandon isn't careful, he'll end up gelding the lily.
|14 hours 4 min ago||We do not have "much stronger" guys than MSU.||
I'd still like to know what Nussmeier was referring to when he said at the Women's Football Academy that he "...did have some changes he wanted to see out of the weight training and they have incorporated those changes (we didn’t get specifics on that)." (maizemama's diary)
It's possible that the changes Nuss was referring to were real minor, but then why would he mention them at all? I've wondered all along if our issues on offense, particularly the OL, were partially due to S&C stuff, and the fact that Nussmeier saw the need for some changes would support that.
|14 hours 18 min ago||IF, God forbid, things go so badly over the next 2 seasons||
that Hoke is let go, Brandon is going to be roundly criticized for hiring a coach many opined from the outset as not qualified. In that scenario, I doubt that Brandon would hire a guy like Narduzzi with zero head coaching experience to replace Hoke.
Narduzzi's first head coaching job will either be at MSU or some lesser program to get his feet wet.
|15 hours 6 min ago||Just why I can't stand a good portion of our "fans" at times.||
If my depressing DD scenario plays out, the yammering about headsets is going to be painful to endure.
|15 hours 12 min ago||10-3||
Losses @ ND, MSU, and OSU. Win a mid-level bowl game. Team demonstrably better than in 2013, but fan base still very unhappy and "hot seat" stories about Hoke during offseason increase by several orders of magnitude.
|15 hours 29 min ago||FWIW, ESPN's BIG blog talks about run D as key to championship|
|18 hours 21 min ago||Pat Massey had 5 pass breakups in his career.||
For a guy with his size and wingspan who lettered all four years and started 32 games on the DL, a total of five pass breakups seems pretty paltry to me, especially considering the number of passes thrown during his career.
|18 hours 37 min ago||most batted balls I can remember came from our 6-6 QB||
What was even more frustrating was that one of Navarre's teammates was 6'-8" DE Pat Massey, and I swear I cannot remember him ever batting down one pass himself. He never seemed to be able to even get his arms up in the air.
|18 hours 40 min ago||How does an article get published with a headline misspelled||
AA.com or whatever the hell it is has horrible editing/proofing, if it has any editing/proofing at all.
They're not the only ones, though—I see obvious typos and grammatical errors everywhere on the internet. It's like they just don't give a shit, or the writers and editors working online simply don't know any better.
|1 day 14 hours ago||He can coach from a freaking toilet stall on gameday,||
Yes but what if he wears a pink tu-tu?
|1 day 14 hours ago||Ondre Pipkens||
We need interior DLs to assert themselves.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Your father did a great job raising a son||
and no doubt he was proud as hell that his values were getting passed on to his grandchildren. He'll live on through them, and through you. Condolences.
|1 day 19 hours ago||MGoBlog exists largely because of UFR,||
I agree that Brian's UFRs and all the other data-heavy analytics are the intellectual core of MGoBlog, but if they were literally the only content available, MGoBlog wouldn't be half as popular a website as it is. This popularity is due in no small measure to the reader-generated board posts covering such cerebellum-busting topics as "What are you drinking tonight?" or "Damien Harris will visit for BBQ" or "The definitive Nik Stauskas compilation" or "Rank order of prospective victory goodness 2014 against MSU, ND, OSU." or "Am I Complicit" or "2014 Women's Football Academy."
This is in addition to all of the recruiting updates regularly posted by MGoBlog staff writers, which normally generate a great deal of commentary. I love following recruiting as much as most Michigan fans, but you can't call it intellectually demanding.
I am not criticizing any of these posts; they're simply representative of much of what's posted here every day, much of which attracts a good deal of attention, whether it be negative or positive.
|1 day 20 hours ago||This is trolling? Give me a fucking break.||
If it's trolling, then every sports bar, man cave, and neighborhood saloon in the world is a hot bed of trolling. The type of questions posed by the OP have been a staple of sports discussions and arguments since organized sports developed in human culture. If nobody cared enough to get into heated arguments about who is better and why, websites like MGoBlog wouldn't exist and media titans like ESPN wouldn't either.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Jeebus. Recruiting is hard.||
Isn't this the postscript to "Waiting for Godot?"
|2 days 11 hours ago||It's not just a "coordinator leaving" that upset things||
Borges is apparently friends with Damien's HS coach. Who knows what stuff Al might have told this HS coach after he was let go?
You keep recruiting until the bell in early February, but I'd be real surprised if Harris doesn't commit to OSU well before then. If he signs with UM, that would be a significant recruiting achievement for Hoke & Nussmeier.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Roseboro is tabbed as an SDE already.||
Thanks... I wondered after I posted whether this was the difference.
|2 days 15 hours ago||Sorry this is off-topic, but a link on that page caught my eye||
"Self-serve beer stations make debut"
"The machine allows a customer to use the card to pour up to 48 ounces of beer every 15 minutes."
Nope, nothing can go wrong here at all.
|2 days 15 hours ago||the top option there remains 5-star CA prospect KL-S||
From what I've gathered, Darian Roseboro is just as high on their list as Lucier-South.
|2 days 17 hours ago||Can people just STFU about gawdammed headset already?||
I sympathize with your frustration, but unless we beat both OSU and MSU this year the constant yammering about headsets will continue, if not get worse. I've even heard idiot callers on the radio say he should wear a headset even if it's not connected to anything.
|2 days 17 hours ago||"Sorry some of you are so thin skinned."||
An excellent display of playing the victim. Kudos.
|2 days 19 hours ago||I'd love a #1 right now||
Corned beef with chopped liver, lettuce, Russian dressing on Jewish rye
|3 days 19 hours ago||Nice work Don.||
Think of this as a Sunday morning croissant. Light, airy, fluffy, completely devoid of any inherent nutrition or substance, and made interesting only with the slathering on of the butter of satisfaction, the orange marmalade of outrage, or the margarine of disdainful indifference.
|3 days 22 hours ago||I can't wait to see people try to overanalyze||
whether they're wearing Adidas, Nike, UA, or old-school Champion with block lettering.
|4 days 14 hours ago||Coaches were not pleased with him after Spring ball.||
According to who? What source?
|5 days 18 hours ago||"how much I've invested in their gear."||
I recognize I'm being dickish, but you didn't "invest" in Adidas—you spent money on it. None of it will ever appreciate in value.
Given what this stuff looks like, it's a depreciating asset even before it's sold. Fugly.
|5 days 19 hours ago||I don't always buy Michigan gear, but when I do||
I buy Champion at Moe's with simple block lettering. Unpretentious, solid, no-nonsense, unadorned, classic, traditional, timeless.
If you think it's boring, fine, but it doesn't look like it came from a Meijer gas station.
|6 days 12 hours ago||because young men who have issues (likely due to being adopted)||
His issues are far more likely to stem from having no father and a drug addict mother than from being adopted by his HS football coach and his caring and welcoming family that took him in.
Considering what they did for him, he's basically spit in their faces with his actions and behavior since he went to college. Sort of reminds me of Rumeal Robinson in some ways.
|6 days 19 hours ago||Be careful when you shoot your gun|
|6 days 20 hours ago||Webb has been talking today about an interview with Mattison||
during which Mattison apparently stated to Sam that secondary coverage is going to be much tighter, even if it results in more interference penalties. (Yes, I guess there is also the assertion that the overall defensive approach will be more aggressive. Now drink...)
The interview is behind the Scout.com paywall.
|1 week 7 hours ago||William Carr, Josh Williams, Glen Steele, and James Hall,||
William Carr was not on the '97 team; he graduated after the '96 season.
Josh Williams played six seasons with the Colts from 2000-2005, when they went a cumulative 64-32 and made the playoffs every season except '01.
Glen Steele was an All-American in '97, and played six seasons with the Bengals, and retired due to back problems.
Rob Renes was NT in '97, and he was All-American in '99.
As you mentioned, James Hall had a long NFL career, playing 12 seasons for the Lions and the St. Louis Rams.
Charles Woodson justifiably was the star of that '97 defense, but the fact is that the defensive line was tremendously talented in its own right, and any DB who's being honest will tell you that a standout DL makes his job significantly easier.
While the spotlight in 2014 is going to be on our offense, I think the key to our season will be our defense, and the key to our defense will be the DL. If we can put consistent pressure on QBs up the middle in key situations, it will be a huge help to our DEs and our back seven, including a certain heralded freshman from New Jersey.
|1 week 10 hours ago||DB is definitely gonna push back||
Schlissel has already indicated his belief that when googling "University of Michigan" the links you get at the top should be academic and not athletic in orientation. Whether that translates into conflict with the athletic department is another thing entirely.
I agree that Schlissel would be taking a risk if he tries to take on Brandon right away, but from what my various contacts in the University have told me, there is a thoroughgoing and active dislike of Brandon in the academic community. I suspect that Schlissel would have a great deal of support if it came down to academics vs athletics, but I doubt such a confrontation is going to happen.
|1 week 13 hours ago||if we go 9-3/10-2? Does Brandon raise prices?||
Inside sources are telling me that if we win the BIG championship this year, Brandon will install pay toilets in the men's restrooms for 2015.
|1 week 13 hours ago||This won't impact ND much beyond depth||
His offer sheet was underwhelming, with Missouri being the most notable offer besides ND.
|1 week 13 hours ago||egbanged Clark Griswold from about +200 points to about -300||
Dang, I missed out on the fun.
|1 week 13 hours ago||Maybe our 2014 mascot should be the Hindu god Periyachi||
"Periyachi is recognized by her eight arms and fearsome appearance... She is often depicted as standing or seated with her feet on a disembowelled king. In the above illustration she is shown with her two front hands ripping open the abdomen and womb of a queen, who lies on her lap, and is chewing the queen's intestines as blood trickles from her mouth. Two of her hands hold the intestines and the king's evil child is held aloft in another hand. Her fierce appearance is said to ward off evil spirits."
|1 week 13 hours ago||why do we need to discuss the same damn thing over, and over,||
So that means an end to the "What are you drinking" threads?
|1 week 14 hours ago||I would have read and not shared.||
That's just the way it is around here... post anything that isn't blowing rainbows and sunshine and "we're the bestest football program ever" up Michigan football's ass and you'll get negged.
It's never a good sign when Voltron upvotes you, though.
|1 week 14 hours ago||and swim around in his innards at the 50||
Now that would be one helluva highlight to watch on "SportsCenter."
|1 week 14 hours ago||Something is very wrong with this interview||
He didn't promise we'd be more aggressive.
|1 week 14 hours ago||I don't contest that Hoke's seat is warm to start 2014||
but putting him in the same group as London, Muschamp, Weis, Holgorsen, and Chow is stupid.
|1 week 19 hours ago||if we don't win by AT LEAST 50, I think I will lose my mind||
Easy there, big fella.... we need you around. You're too important to lose.
I think it will end up being like many, many non-conference games I've seen over the last 40 years. We'll sputter early in the first quarter, then get it together and go out to a comfortable lead by the half, do nothing at all in the third quarter, ASU gets a couple of scores to make us grumble early in the fourth, and a late U-M score or two will make the score look a bit more respectable. Something like 41-20.
|1 week 19 hours ago||I would be a little nervouse. I mean boss' boss and all.||
I'll rephrase: While it's reasonable to assume the team respects Brandon's position and authority, I doubt the players will be truly motivated or inspired by anything he says. That will come from their coaches, and from each other.
|1 week 20 hours ago||that fool Mary Sue Coleman to control an athletic team.||
If you think that MSC ever "controlled" the football team, she's not the one who's a fool.
|1 week 20 hours ago||wouldn't be shocked to see it come down to a last-second FG||
If that's how things go, the temperature of Brady Hoke's seat will instantly get red-hot.
|1 week 20 hours ago||I'm pretty sure Brandon... will also remind the team.||
I'd be shocked if anybody on the team cares what the A.D. says.
|1 week 20 hours ago||My bad||
Yeah, I forgot about ol' Fred
|1 week 22 hours ago||Appy State will be charged up to play us; David vs Goliath again||
Will we be really motivated to play them? None of the players or coaches on this team were around in 2007, and I wonder if our young kids are going to mentally take ASU seriously. After Akron, I'm not going to assume we'll dominate anybody physically until I see it.
|1 week 1 day ago||I'm gonna need some time to buy that explanation...||
There is nobody closer to the inner picture on U-M's recruiting than Sam Webb, and he said well over a month ago that the coaching staff had determined Cornell was destined to end up as an interior DL, which isn't a recruiting need.
If you've got evidence to counter that, go ahead and present it. Otherwise, I'm going to rely on Sam's extensive recruiting contacts with players and the UM staff rather than your opinion.
|1 week 1 day ago||I'm 5-11||
Phooey. Your mom is inflating your height. We know you're really 5'-7" Which means Peppers is only 5'-9".
|1 week 1 day ago||Peppers is 6'-1"?||
I'll give that seven fakes out of five.
|1 week 1 day ago||An amazing UM football connection with "Across 110th St."||
"In one of many violent scenes, D'Salvio finds getaway driver Henry J. Jackson (Antonio Fargas) and brutalizes him in a Harlem whorehouse."
|1 week 1 day ago||Your recipe doesn't mention an important step||
You need to remove the bits of asphalt, road tar, glass, and cigarette butts from the road kill. Otherwise the ragout is sorta crunchy.
|1 week 1 day ago||Well it's all very nice||
for the University of Michigan OMG Shirtless Sand-Pit Football team.
|1 week 1 day ago||Who will be the first to lose to both Maryland and Rutgers?||
OSU, Sparty, or Michigan?
|1 week 2 days ago||If the past is prologue||
some small dipshit unimportant school will get the death penalty for doing the same thing UNC is guilty of, while the Tarheels will get a friendly wrist slap and a hearty "tut-tut."
|1 week 2 days ago||How will you know whether the defense plans to be physical||
I'm more concerned whether they're going to be giving 110% or not.
Love the Tom Waits line btw.
|1 week 2 days ago||Was gonna watch it||
But I ain't watching a fucking UPS ad in order to listen to boiler plate.
|1 week 2 days ago||What can be done about all this fake injury flopping||
Give the officials the right to shoot all severely wounded players right there on the field to put them out of their misery, like the crippled horses they're pretending to be.
|1 week 2 days ago||Interesting to listen to the game day sounds from back then||
The only music I heard was from the marching bands. Amazingly enough, the fans seemed to have a good time without "Seven Nation Army."
|1 week 2 days ago||If we don't beat the Germinal Beerschots||
then it's terminal beer shots.
|1 week 2 days ago||There's an improbable UM football connection with the movie||
"In one of many violent scenes, D'Salvio finds getaway driver Henry J. Jackson (Antonio Fargas) and brutalizes him in a Harlem whorehouse."
Yep, Justin Fargas's dad was in the movie from which Michigan Replay's theme music was taken.
|1 week 2 days ago||I'm looking forward to seeing which squad has the best||
actors at feigning the gruesome pain at having their pinky toe stepped on.
|1 week 4 days ago||The best part is, he's gonna be here at a MINIMUM of 3 years.||
If he's as good as the Red Wings seem to think he is, he'll be gone no later than after his sophomore season. You can take that to the bank.
|1 week 4 days ago||Some people called Al Kaline||
|1 week 5 days ago||All the Beer in Muncie||
FlaBlue's Money Pit
|1 week 5 days ago||The SS Al Czervik||
|1 week 6 days ago||Both of you are correct that they're counting those guys as LBs||
Woodley has certainly spent a lot of snaps in the league with his hand in the dirt, but as you also surmise, I'd have to believe that the SEC also has had LBs drafted who have ended up in similar roles in the NFL.
|1 week 6 days ago||Not exactly on-topic, but SEC vs BIG in defensive linemen||
This is all according to ESPN's draft tracker...
Since the 2000 draft, the SEC (not including Missouri or TA&M) has had 64 DEs and 71 DTs drafted for a total of 135 DLs.
In the same time period, the BIG (not including Maryland or Rutgers) has had 45 DEs and 48 DTs drafted for a total of 93. Or about 50% fewer than the SEC.
The top five programs in the SEC for DLs—Alabama, LSU, FLA, GA, and TN—account for 86 DLs alone.
Michigan had a grand total of 7 DLs drafted, and all at the DT position—none at the DE, surprisingly enough. There are seven other teams in the conference who've had more DLs drafted since 2000 than Michigan; the only BIG teams with fewer DLs drafted than U-M since 2000 are Illinois, Indiana, NW, and Minnesota.
The BIG team with the most DLs drafted since 2000 is OSU with 14. That would put them sixth in the SEC.
It's long been my opinion that the most significant difference in physical talent between the SEC and the rest of the country is at the DL position. I haven't taken a look at other conferences, but just as a fr'instance, USC since 2000 has had 13 DLs drafted, and that takes into account the tremendous defensive teams that Carroll put together there.
|1 week 6 days ago||do you think that speed or size would be better||
If it's just speed vs. size, I'll take speed. If it's speed vs. strength, that's different.
It's not like our OL was tiny last year in terms of weight—they undoubtedly outweighed the vast majority of the DLs they faced—but it sure appeared as though they could get pushed around real easily at the LOS. I've gotta believe that's at least partially a strength issue.
|1 week 6 days ago||They were tossing our O-linemen around last year like rag dolls.||
In the diary about the women's football academy, maizemama made this somewhat cryptic comment:
"Nussmeier did have some changes he wanted to see out of the weight training and they have incorporated those changes (we didn’t get specifics on that)."
It might not be a significant thing, but I'd like to know what Nuss was referring to anyhow.
|1 week 6 days ago||Narduzzi's not the first opponent assistant to say this||
"When you look at the Big Ten as a whole, there is not a lot of speed," he said. "Now that's not the case with Ohio State or Michigan."
Still, when asked what he noticed about Michigan's defense, he replied: size.
"They tend to get bigger guys," he said. "I don't know if that's the way they recruit. But when you look at their linebackers and linemen, there is about an average of two inches and 20 pounds compared to our guys."
Size, he said, is not something USC covets. "We go for speed," he said. "That's just our philosophy."
— Lane Kiffin, USC offensive coordinator, December 2006
|1 week 6 days ago||"I wouldn't trade this group for anyone" got negged||
which means there's some knuckleheaded douchebag lurking here who would trade them for somebody else. I'm surprised said knuckleheaded douchebag didn't neg the OP too.
|1 week 6 days ago||Booo this man||
This is heresy. Muppets should be reserved exclusively for Michigan victories.
Team America puppets would be more appropriate here.
|1 week 6 days ago||Wow, they exhumed Teddy Roosevelt just for this||
Dude looks pretty good after all these years.
|1 week 6 days ago||you are just too out of touch with what's hip these days||
While I won't contest your point—get off my lawn, by the way—what's totally hip right now is guaranteed to be pathetically passé pretty quickly.
I doubt that the architects of an NFL stadium were thinking of "young kids" when designing it anyhow.
While I'm not a huge fan of the basic architectural shapes of this Falcons facility, I do think that it's a huge improvement over the design of the first generation of domes in Detroit, Seattle, Houston, New Orleans, and other cities.
|2 weeks 15 hours ago||touchy-feely new age companies that has a ping-pong table||
Eh, it's not really touchy-feely unless it's a foosball table. With a cappucino machine.
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||Glass houses people.....||
"Not everybody's the perfect person in the world. I mean everyone bites people, chews people, eats flesh from you, gnaws on me, whatever."
|2 weeks 1 day ago||The Decision II...||
should be held in Michigan Stadium. Bring in Beyonce to accompany Jay-Z. Have the Blue Angels do a fly-by. Have LeBron parasail down onto the 50, where he will deliver the Decision live. It'll be a ratings spectacular with a record crowd.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||heard precious few positive words for either Goss or Martin||
I think the general UM fanbase opinion of Goss and Martin was vastly different, at least until Sailboat Bill surfaced.
Under Goss, the finances were in a shambles, and to add insult to injury Goss was the genius who gave the thumbs-up (along with Bollinger) to the Halo. There was nobody around MGoBlog or anywhere else in the fanbase-o-sphere who had positive things to say about Goss.
Not only did Martin completely turn the financial picture around, the athletic campus underwent a vast transformation during his tenure, and the changes are overwhelmingly positive, IMHO. By far the most controversial change to the athletic campus was the addition of the suites to the stadium, and even the most vociferous critics of the athletic department today rarely focus on the suites per se.
Martin certainly did his own image and perception no favors with the incident where he upbraided a stadium student employee for asking for ID, and more seriously, he did not handle the task of replacing Carr very adroitly.
Regardless, the complaints about Martin overall during his tenure are dwarfed by those made about Brandon. I think this is greatly influenced by their personality; Martin strenuously avoided the limelight, while Brandon never misses an opportunity to shine the spotlight on himself, so his faults—whatever they are—are magnified.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I'm an old fart and recognize that I'm out of the loop||
but what in the freaking hell is "Jock Jazm?" And can Tide get rid of it?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||It's Burke's Law|
|2 weeks 2 days ago||So Funchess is really Drew Dileo?||
Shhhhh... it's the only way Drew could get another year of eligibility. Devin Funchess doesn't actually exist. He's a myth, an archetype, a phantasm.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Mike Williams?||
If Funchess is like Mike Williams, it better be the USC Trojans version and not the Detroit Lions version.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||What is "Victors Pricing?"||
and what makes it worth $200 for Penn State? Seems more like "Losers Pricing" to me.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||We are a weird fanbase||
Not only did Funchess actually run a 6.33, but he's really only 5-10 and 175.
Did I do that right?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Dexter on Netflix||
Wife got totally hooked on it, and watched every episode from the beginning. I could take it or leave it, but the opening credits—images and music—are the best I've ever seen.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Fourth season of Justified on Netflix||
Timothy Olyphant is great in this.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Cocoa butter kisses||
Stupidest fucking thing I've heard in a long, long time. The "music" you kids listen to sucks. Get off my lawn.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||few've really had more impact on our team/our games than Brandy||
That's one of the most ridiculous bits of hyperbole I've ever read here, Mrs. Brandstatter.
He's been great as a color radio guy and we all hope he'll be just as good at play-by-play, but no announcer is as important or impactful as the players out on the field.
Jim was a first year player in '69 and didn't start a single game that year. In fact, he didn't start any games until his senior year in '71. He was not an All-American, or even All-Big Ten, in his career. He never won any team awards. There's no shame in any of that; he was a three-year letterman on some great teams, and for that he deserves plenty of praise. But to say that few have had more impact is just goofy.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||some personal shout-outs to people with connections to the site||
Hoban has a connection to MGoBlog?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||the fact it was even close is troubling.||
??? A guy who supposedly was all ready to commit to MSU takes his first visit with his parents to Michigan—an unofficial visit at that—on the very next day, and immediately dumps all thought of going to EL, and you find it "troubling?"
According to Rivals, Clark is a 4-star, and if he'd gone to MSU he'd be just one among many 4-star kids to end up in EL over the last decade. People need to dispense with all the Little Brother crap. The only conference team who's beaten us more times than MSU since 1969 is Ohio State, and we've lost those games to MSU because they've had some good players.
Yes, we need to start beating MSU regularly on the field again, but trying to view Clark's commitment as having "troubling" overtones seems like too eager an attempt to see dark clouds on an otherwise sunny day.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Michigan has to go to Columbus and East Lansing. Life is unfair||
Life may be unfair, but David Brandon didn't do his job.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||teeeeeee ellllllllllll deeeeeeeeeee arrrrrrrrrrrrrgh||
yep, if you're somebody who moves your lips when you read, anything over a sentence or two gets tiring.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Dave Folkertsma is a far more relevant #93 than Bill Hoban||
Folkertsma lettered three years and started 12 games in '86, while Hoban never started a single game, according to the UM database.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||The administrative and staff bloat is going on everywhere||
all over the country, and not just in athletic departments. It's a significant contributor to the ever-escalating cost of attending four-year colleges and universities.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||"Why not make it like a parking lot?||
Well, if they're going to do it right, the turf itself won't be enough—they'll have to bring in broken beer bottles, rusted auto parts, tires, used tampons and condoms, old Burger King wrappers, dog feces, cigarette butts, and bloody syringes.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Blue turf has worked wonders at Boise,||
I'd say what's worked wonders at Boise State is three increasingly successful coaches: Koetter, Hawkins, and Peterson. If they'd hired Charlie Weis and Tim Brewster, the blue field would be a joke.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||You have got to be kidding me||
"The Factory?" a "parking lot?"
Whatever the geniuses who came up with this idea are getting paid, it's too much.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||"I cheer for MSU ... and I love their fight song."||
You say "The cult of Bo annoys me" yet you love these words:
"Go right through for MSU,
|2 weeks 6 days ago||"...I never thought he looked it on the football field."||
LOL... What part of Wheatley repeatedly running past DBs who had the angle on him was he not seeing?
|3 weeks 7 hours ago||I don't get the highly critical analyses of his throwing motion||
and arm strength, considering he hasn't even had his junior season yet.
|3 weeks 7 hours ago||He was the combination of a Lamborghini||
and a Mack truck.
|3 weeks 12 hours ago||All well and good||
but was it really a commitable offer?
|3 weeks 13 hours ago||Looks like he's assumed the standard position||
in a farting contest, but without resorting to holding onto a pole for support. Brave.
|3 weeks 15 hours ago||Huh.... and all this time I thought||
that the Messiah was a carpenter.
|3 weeks 15 hours ago||Given what a scam fiat currency is||
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||St. Petersburg is pretty cool||
Side trips to Helsinki, Tallinn, and Riga would be awesome before or after the game.
|3 weeks 19 hours ago||seriously needs to think hard about their priorities in life.||
As does somebody who says "fuck this kid."
|3 weeks 20 hours ago||DAMN YOU, GEORGE STEINBRENNER.||
Why blame George? Nobody held a gun to Henson's head to sign with the Yankees—he screwed himself.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Dropping Cornell has nothing to do with KLS.||
We're also very interested in Roseboro, and that interest is pretty mutual.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||oh...wait a minute.,... Oops!||
that photo makes it look like Lake Michigan is turning into a sinkhole. Are those bastard Californians draining it?
|3 weeks 1 day ago||He can't throw the low hard one repeatedly any more||
and Kate ain't happy about that.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Nativism or xenophobia is always a loathsome behavior,||
What's funny is that there is a contemporary American political "movement" full of nativism and xenophobia whose members have informally adopted the Gadsden flag, and they'd be outraged to see "Don't Tread on Me" being used to promote the un-American sport of soccer.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Who would have guessed someone named Center Ice||
would be a huge Ghana fan.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I understand that the owner of this web site is a soccer fan,||
No, you actually don't.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Getting a bit tipsy (ok drunk) with my late father||
The only time I sat down with my dad and did some serious drinking was when he was in his 80s. My sister, my dad and I started with a full bottle of single-malt, and by the end of the evening it was gone. My sister and I were fairly blitzed (it was at home and no driving was involved) but my dad didn't give the slightest indication he was even slightly tipsy. It was like he had the proverbial hollow leg.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I'm not a doctor or an addiction counselor||
but I think I'm on pretty safe ground in stating that Mahone would be smart to abstain from alcohol, permanently.
If that's his normal reaction to getting hammered, eventually he's going to suicide by cop.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||The pessimism of our fans never ceases to amaze me.||
It's no more pronounced than the blind homer optimism.
If people are going to start talking about evidence, where is the evidence that KLS will automatically have us as his leader if he visits?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Some guys are happy drunks, other guys are sad drunks||
and then there's the guys who are crazy psychopath drunks.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Mods||
we need a banhammer or two today, it appears.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I know it's because of the foreshortening in the photo||
but Morgan looks bigger and far more jacked than any of the OLs.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||who's the guy in the blue shorts||
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Being a fan doesn't give carte blanche to be douches to minors||
If only this actually matched reality.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||So every half way decent commit in the Big Ten is thread worthy?||
No, but nobody's forcing you to read the post, either.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||the worst team in the Big Ten gets a QB and it's thread worthy.||
So you think that the post about who won the MegaMillions is more thread worthy than a post about a Big Ten competitor?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I'd be so busy rubbing $100 bills on my dick||
A word of advice: be sure to use bills that are old and worn in.
If you use crisp new ones, the paper cuts are going to be horrible.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I don't give two shits what number he wears.||
You're supposed to say "He can wear a pink tu-tu for all I care."
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Auction off the numbers, like we do with the coaches.||
Now you've gone and done it, you jerk.
Introducing the J. Ira and Nicki We're so Fucking Rich You Don't Have the Balls to Say No to Us Harris #1, #2, #11, #21, #87, and #98 jerseys.
They'll have to use an ultra-condensed typeface to get it all to fit, but even then it will wrap around front to back.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I would take Arizona and 25 pts against Oregon.||
That will be a hell of an interesting game. I could see AZ winning in a shootout, and I could see them getting run out of Outzen on a rail.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||"1997 was all with Moeller's players"||
LOL... you're so completely full of shit it's laughable.
Two of the most frequently mentioned players here on the '97 team—Woodson and Hutchinson—played their entire careers under Lloyd Carr. Same goes for Ian Gold, Tai Streets, Rob Renes, Anthony Thomas, Steve Frazier, Chris Ziemann, Aaron Shea, James Hall, Daydrion Taylor, Clarence Williams, Josh Williams, Jeff Backus, David Brandt, Tommy Hendricks, Dhani Jones, Dewayne Patmon, and William Peterson.
This is in addition to guys like Marcus Ray and Jon Jansen who red-shirted as freshman and did not play in 1994, seeing their first game action under Carr.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||"If it ain't broke, break it!"||
Thanks, Dave. Your new idea is working wonderfully.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||a position coach or something with some systemic impact||
Hanlon was OL coach from 1969-81, and from 1988-1991, when he retired.
During his 17-year stint coaching the offensive line, Michigan had 16 All-Americans.
On top of that, Hanlon was QB coach from 1982 to 1987, and all he did was coach Michigan's last All-American quarterback, Jim Harbaugh, in 1986.
Now that's what you call "systemic impact."
|3 weeks 5 days ago||That's easy||
The best OL coach we've ever had: Jerry Hanlon. Allow Funk to learn from the master.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I'm really disappointed||
I was hoping he'd choose π
|3 weeks 6 days ago||This means Indiana is going to win the B1G||
The Hoosier OL coach is former UM OL coach Greg Frey, and he's done a nice job down there.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Why in the hell did we ever schedule them again.||
Dave Brandon thought it would make up for allowing MSU and OSU to be away games in the same year.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Nothing says Columbus trailer park||
like that poor little girl in the OSU cheerleader outfit and Jonbenet Ramsey-style lipstick and fingernail polish, posed on what appears to be a bed. Jesus H. Christ.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Ghanaians care a lot more than most Americans do||
Americans care more about Honey Boo-Boo than they do the World Cup.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I was one of the willing victims of Barwis Mania||
I bought into the notion that he was going to turn us into relentless machines that would run through, over, under, and past our opposition. Sadly, for whatever reason, that never seemed close to occurring.
I still like the guy though, and he's got the perfect personality for that show premise. Most "reality" shows are unbearably stupid and contrived bullshit, but I'll probably watch an episode or two.
|4 weeks 10 hours ago||the doom & gloom crowd never mentions OSU's recruiting class||
Sam Webb has been talking about this recently. Not only is Urban not burning up the recruiting trails (right now), but several of his own recruits have left already, and Sam said yesterday that he's hearing rumors of yet another departure from the OSU program of a Meyer recruit. I don't think the guys who have left are centerpieces of their program, but as we know all too well around here, depth is important.
Sam talks to recruits all the time, and not just kids who are likely UM commits—he's talking to kids all over the midwest, and what he says is that recruits and their parents typically have just two reactions to Meyer—there's no middle ground. Either they totally love him and buy everything he's saying, or they are completely turned off by what they see as a slick, used-car salesman kind of pitch.
Needless to say, the latter group seems to respond very favorably to Hoke's genuine personality and complete lack of oily guile.
|4 weeks 13 hours ago||numerous people complaining about Hoke's recruiting||
...who are very silly.
|4 weeks 13 hours ago||I'll be excited when I know they can block college dlinemen||
I took the same view when my daughter was in school. If she came home with an "A" in her sixth-grade English class, I'd tell her "Big fucking deal—I'll get excited when you can write your Master's Thesis in grad school."
|4 weeks 16 hours ago||lots of high school OL are raw, really raw.||
I would wager a big box of money that not just "lots," but the vast majority of HS OL are raw, by the collegiate-level standards that you and others use.
It's like noting that a HS recruit "needs to improve strength and gain weight."
Good summation of how Newsome fits in development-wise.
|4 weeks 16 hours ago||It was awesome balling out on team blur||
Let's Go Blur!
|4 weeks 17 hours ago||When's the last time a new recruit||
used the word "exponentially" in his commitment announcement?
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I've no problem with rich guys donating billions to UM football||
and getting their names in shiny aluminum letters on the exterior walls of expensive locker rooms they write checks toward. I have no problem with rich donors attaching their names remora-like to the coordinator positions. When it comes to the position that Yost, Crisler, Schembechler, Moeller, and Carr held, I think it's pathetic that somebody whose only connection to the program is his checkbook gets to graft his name onto that iconic position for reasons solely consisting of his own egotistical desire to obscure the fact that he's an overweight, unathletic paper-pusher desperate to glean some of the alpha-male cred that elite athletes have.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Head Football Coach||
You mean the "J. Ira I made a crapton of money in investment banking and I'm so ridiculously wealthy I can afford to attach my name like a bloated tick to the job held by Fielding Yost and Bo Schembechler even though I've never had a fucking thing to do with Michigan Football or any other remotely athletic endeavor besides refereeing IM sports and pushing myself away from the dinner table and Nicki Harris Family Head Football Coach."
|4 weeks 1 day ago||This could be awesome in Michigan Stadium||
I'd say in the north endzone way up at the top. Since we're hemorrhaging students, we can afford to sacrifice some seats to accommodate the pool.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||"degriefing"||
That's what alcohol is for.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Be careful where you put your feet|
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Don't go to a shitty area without a Brazilian family member.||
How about going with a shemale?
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Hand DB a bottle of water and then ask him for $6.||
and then rip the cushion off his seat but offer to rent him a replacement for $25.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Ask Hoke if he thinks that stuff written on the internet||
has ever influenced a recruit to turn elsewhere or de-commit.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Ask Brandon how Michigan tradition can be maintained||
when his personal mantra is "If it ain't broke, then break it!"
|4 weeks 2 days ago||"I had no knowledge that was coming."||
That's right up there with "The check is in the mail," "Honey, I'll respect you in the morning," "Honest, I don't have herpes," and "Trust me, I won't come in your mouth."
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Sam Webb says a lot of things...||
and he's right very often.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||since the '69 OSU game, it was either completely sold out or had||
That's totally incorrect.
Check the attendance figures, and you'll see that despite our tremendous success in 1969, 1970, '71, '72, '73, and '74, the consecutive run of 100K+ crowds did not begin until the Purdue game in 1975.
It took almost seven full seasons under Bo before the stadium was filled every Saturday. And that was during an era of inexpensive seats, concessions, and parking.
In other words, a team's performance on the field does not necessarily have an immediate impact on attendance. As bad as we were during the RR years, the stadium was filled, and we didn't hear of too many fans refusing to renew their tickets. That's happened during the demonstrably more successful Hoke years.
As far as the problems with the student attendance goes, people keep making the mistake of saying that students weren't buying tickets in 2013, but that wasn't the problem. The problem is that the students were buying the tickets but were showing up very late, or not at all.
The idiot GA seating clusterfuck last year cured that problem for 2014, since now student ticket purchase are actually down considerably, by all accounts. Brandon has achieved through error what he should have done purposefully, which is to simply reduce the size of the student section by at least 25%. The problem is a straightforward one of insufficient demand relative to supply.
As to why the demand is insufficient is the real issue, and there's no single answer, especially since the student population has different desires than the non-student ticket holders.
I think the decision by Brandon to give official U-M approval of the secondary Stub-Hub market was very counter-productive, since it simply encourages prospective ticket buyers to not purchase season tickets.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Triple crown is meaningless, like in golf or tennis||
If you're being sarcastic, that's one thing. If you actually believe that racing's Triple Crown, the grand slam in golf, and the grand slam in tennis are meaningless to the horse owners, the athletes, the fans, and to the media, you're an idiot.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I say Brandon is starting to make Tom Goss look competent.||
Disagreement with Brandon's decisions shouldn't veer into Brandon Derangement Syndrome.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||He'll be here long enough to take a couple of classes||
and learn where the bars are, then he'll be gone.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Michigan isn't the only program with 5-stars who don't pan out||
Check out the 5-stars listed at any position at any school over the past decade at Rivals or Scout, and you'll see that a sizeable percentage of them have not had what you can call "elite" careers. And there are more than a few 4- and 3-stars who did. You want to recruit the highest-rated guys you can, but simply having five stars next to your name is no guarantee.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||no one on current DL can consistently win 1v1's.||
Our DL has one senior and two juniors, one of whom was injured for a good portion of the season last year whose return to full health is not guaranteed. The rest are redshirted Soph/Frosh or pure Soph/Frosh.
I don't think we've seen enough from them to simply assume they won't be able to do what you're looking for in 2014.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||It is almost as if Michigan football were on life support, and||
Brandon was going through the pockets of the patient, looking for loose change and credit cards."
|4 weeks 5 days ago||he says it's one of his guiding mantras.||
If David Brandon really, truly believes and practices "If it ain't broke...break it!" then he doesn't give a rat's bleeding ass about tradition.
Every time the word "tradition" comes out of his pie hole, what he really means is "I love tradition unless I want to destroy it, which is frequently."
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Not sure how to even respond to that.||
At some game while I was a student they brought her out onto the field at halftime to great fanfare and applause. It might have been after she retired, but the football people certainly seemed to think she was great, and I think it was sorta obvious why.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Brandon clashes with the new university president||
You might be more correct than you know. A U-M client of mine attended a large event featuring Schlissel right after he was officially announced as the next U-M President. Most of the university bigwigs were in attendance, including Brandon.
Apparently Schlissel made a comment during his remarks about the fact that most of the entries that are at the top of the list when you google "University of Michigan" are athletic-related, and that he thought this was not the way things should be. My client said that the expression Brandon had on his face when he heard Schlissel's comment was priceless.
It would be pretty ballsy for the new guy on the block to try to take on DB, but if Schlissel concludes that DB is the single most unpopular person on campus—which seems obvious to me—he might consider it a risk worth taking.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I doubt there is any of the UNC-style academic fraud at UM||
but I think it would be naive to think that the boundaries have never been pushed here. For example, when I got to UM in '71 I learned about Hazel "Doc" Losh, whose astronomy courses were reputed to be cake, especially for athletes. This was even referenced in a 1964 SI article:
"Dr. Hazel Losh is a slight, bright-eyed woman who teaches astronomy at the University of Michigan and, according to an underclass in-group exaggeration, grades on an A-B-C curve: A for athletes, B for boys, C for coeds. This is not so much an injustice to Dr. Losh's considerable teaching ability as it is a tribute to her avocation—she is some red-hot football fan... She concluded, "Remember this. Scholarship is not the only important thing at Michigan. Go, Blue!"
The article calls it an "exaggeration," but from what I heard from fellow students at the time, that A-B-C grading thing wasn't far off from the truth.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I dont know what working with Brandon is like||
I know UM employees who have been in meetings with DB and the "smartest guy in the room" mentality appears to be an accurate description.
I was against his appointment as AD precisely because he promised to bring a "CEO" approach to the position, especially since in his case his corporate experience was with companies that made their dough in junk mail and cheap pizza.
I agree that DB is sometimes unfairly blamed for things or for decisions that aren't that horrible, but there are far too many that have been foreseeably dumb (GA seating, seatcushiongate, not taking the band to Dallas) and/or obviously motivated by a desire to squeeze every conceivable nickel out of the fans.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Mediocracy is what we are||
No, "Mediocracy" was the prequel to "Idiocracy."
|4 weeks 5 days ago||This will be their status when the season starts this fall?||
You are asserting that Erik Magnuson, for example, has three years in the program when the season starts, which is odd since his profile at MGoBlue says this:
Sophomore/Freshman (2013) ... earned first varsity letter ... appeared in 12 games as an offensive lineman, making seven starts at guard ... also contributed on special teams ... INDIANA (Oct. 19) ... made first career start at right guard.
Freshman (2012) ... did not see game action ... redshirted.
Unless you're calling the time between the end of the 2013 season to the beginning of the 2014 season as an entire season in itself, Erik Magnuson enters the 2014 with two seasons under his belt.
Even more ridiculous is your assertion that incoming freshman Mason Cole enters the season with one year of experience in the program even though he hasn't yet gone through his first fall camp.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||“If it ain’t broke… break it!”||
If Brandon has really said that, it explains everything.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I threw this chart together yesterday... in June 2015||
Nice try at purposefully misleading numbers, but it is kind of easy to fact-check.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Let's close this one down||
nothing good will come from further back-and-forth.
The real enemies are to the north and to the south, if you know what I mean.
Alluhah Akbar, Semper Fi, and Go Blue.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||At this point it's just ridiculous||
to make the argument that the players don't deserve anything past their scholarships. These coaches's salaries are obscene.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||How about jerseys with||
|4 weeks 6 days ago||like an Illinois-Purdue game played on a field made of oatmeal.||
That's like a dream I had last week. Only it felt like molasses, not oatmeal.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||nd heard shouts and chants of Allahu Akbar all the time.||
Thank you for putting your butt on the line for us back home. It's a rough, nasty world out there.
However, one man's "Allahu Akbar" is another's "Glory be to God."
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Your point is moot||
It can be a tough audience here, but nothing like what you've encountered in the real world elsewhere. Those who stay....
|4 weeks 6 days ago||This is a BIG year in the determination of OL competence||
Absolutely. I'm not trying to assert that Funk is the second coming of Jerry Hanlon—there's no evidence for that kind of optimism, unfortunately—but I don't buy the notion that he's literally incapable of coaching OL. If he was that incompetent, Schofield wouldn't have just signed a multi-million dollar contract with the Broncos.
Whether he's good enough to put together a truly effective OL under a supposedly more focused OC is the question now.
And yes, Greg Frey was an underrated OL coach who might well have been the best assistant RR hired while he was here.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Are you telling me OSU and others only have chopped liver?||
??? Are you not familiar with "chopped liver" in that usage? What it means is that I think Harris is a great recruiting prospect, and I'm disappointed to apparently be out of the running for him. However, Isaac seems to have the potential for being a quality back himself.
As for OSU and MSU and others, they've proven over the recent past that they can get and/or develop game-breaking backs themselves. Definitely not chopped liver.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Hello, Ty||
Goodbye, Damien and Mike. I was hoping that Harris would end up here, but Isaac ain't chopped liver.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Maybe, just maybe, there's a teensy chance||
that a certain OL coach isn't quite as horrible as some have been fearing. Anyhow big congrats to Schofield going to my long-time favorite NFL team.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||It's not like working with the SEALs yielded miracles||
I think the team is far better off staying in AA and working on the fundamentals of football.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||This isn't the first time one of our OL punched somebody||
In the old-media era, incidents involving players on the team wouldn't draw nearly the attention as they do now. Just to pick one thing at random, Joe Cocozzo punched somebody's lights out in 1991 and got into trouble because of it, but you weren't able to get much more information about what exactly happened.
Lewan may or may not be a jerk, but this incident doesn't strike me as particularly vicious or brutal, and certainly wasn't premeditated. Should he have punched the guy? No, and he will pay some sort of legal price for it.
What the OSU fan did is the equivalent of climbing down into the lion pit at the zoo and taunting the animals. No sympathy from me.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Webb said UM would continue to recruit Harris & Weber||
but at this point I don't see either one coming here. Getting Isaac is good, but it might just increase the odds that Harris goes to OSU.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Webb just addressed Isaac this morning||
Says Michigan fans should be optimistic, but that nothing definitive has happened yet, according to the Isaac family.
|5 weeks 10 hours ago||how do you last more than 10 minutes without taking a leak?||
Catheter and a piss bag strapped to his leg.
It's what we all have to look forward to if we get old enough.
|5 weeks 10 hours ago||Why I went a 2nd time I may never know, but it's hell on earth||
but you scored some valuable points with the missus, I bet.
"There is not a single other 90 minute period in my life that has gone more slowly than that." describes a good number of my wife's family events I've gone to. To be fair, she also feels the same way about many of my family gatherings.
|5 weeks 10 hours ago||I'm in favor of any plan that eliminates||
the ridiculous freak show of allegedly mature adults watching 18-year olds pretending to choose from among five hats. Even better would be a clause forbidding recruits from claiming they chose their school because academics.
|5 weeks 12 hours ago||I'm not sure my Prius is set up for frontseat 3-ways.||
A couple weeks of hot yoga and you'll be limber enough.