in town for free camps
|23 hours 24 min ago||Hey Brandon||
You arrogant ass. You've killed us!
|23 hours 25 min ago||I don't make changes, pal||
Off tackle every play. Deal with it.
|1 day 2 hours ago||I was hoping for Nutmeg Mills||
Or K-Swiss at the very least.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Would you say that our opponents are in danger?||
|1 day 4 hours ago||I'm not biting on this one||
I'm fighting the impulse tooth and nail.
|4 days 21 hours ago||We accept Entree Plus||
Who's the freshman with the M-Card?
|4 days 21 hours ago||My grandparents went to Drake's for cheap dates||
My parents went to the Washtenaw Dairy.
61 years of marriage for the first couple, 48 and counting for the second.
|4 days 21 hours ago||Omega Pizza||
I miss it.
|4 days 22 hours ago||Nietzsche said "out of chaos, comes order."||
|5 days 5 hours ago||What's a wet shooter?||
I may be too old for this forum.
|5 days 5 hours ago||I grew up in the 80s and was used to Rose Bowls||
I contemplated my parents' years in Ann Arbor, which included only one Rose Bowl trip, and thought what a downer that would be.
I was a trumpet player in HS and if I had to do undergrad over again, I would have been in the band my freshman year and called it quits. Rose Bowl win over Washington and then a bunch of ugh, relatively speaking.
|5 days 5 hours ago||Maybe he wanted to know if the Big Ten was bi||
Does Cowherd bat from both sides of the plate?
|5 days 5 hours ago||They were juggalos before the Juggalos were||
In Soviet Russia, wads of filth throw you.
|5 days 20 hours ago||Louie Caporusso?||
A box of chocolates!
|6 days 2 hours ago||Cowherd loved Rich Rod||
So maybe I don't care what he thinks.
|6 days 2 hours ago||That's what you get for hiring a Cusack as your attorney||
Johnny Cochran would have gotten an acquittal.
A man with one arm? The doc clearly did no harm.
|6 days 2 hours ago||I was about to post something about the Senate||
But they're practically a bunch of spring chickens these days. Last time I looked the Senate had a bunch of guys in their 80s and some in their 90s...McCain in his mid-70s was like #15 in age. Now the median age is 61, there are only five over 80, and the oldest is Feinstein (just turned 82 in June). So scratch that.
|6 days 2 hours ago||Nutmeg Mills||
|1 week 4 days ago||I assume that's from the same movie as||
the gif of her tossing back the the duvet and patting the bed. You've got my attention, what is the movie?
|1 week 4 days ago||How sad is it that||
1. The officials didn't stop play with a guy laid out on the floor, and
2. The Thunder had a 5-on-4 and managed only to turn the ball over.
|1 week 6 days ago||We are the best darn seated football catching team||
We attack the jugs machine with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind.
|1 week 6 days ago||How many centons does it take him||
to run the 110-yard dash? Or is it 110 meters?
|1 week 6 days ago||Je me souvien||
I do remember.
My father suggested that the above Quebec license plate motto meant "let me show you my souvenirs." #dadhumor
|2 weeks 3 hours ago||Sub-question||
Are they all in for Michigan?
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||We had the early morning wake-up call in NE Ohio||
Massive lightning and thunder with heavy rain in the 4:30-6:30 timeframe. The power was out for a minute or so at around 5:15 and the clock radio blinking woke me up. I checked my wife's cell phone for the time and read 6:25am. So I showered and then noticed the clock in the bathroom said 5:35. I got up an hour early. Of course our children (8 and 4) were awakened by the thunder at 5:45, so I wouldn't have been able to sleep to the 6:10am alarm anyway. They're going to be a wreck today, to say nothing of me.
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||My favorite Cantore moment||
I have a screencap of it somewhere, not online. The Weather Channel headline read "Jim Cantore Hammered in Outer Banks." Plenty of people get that way there.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||It's the right thing to do||
|2 weeks 5 days ago||This aggression will not stand, man||
It really tied the room together.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Very helpful||
when playing Risk.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I just started a new job. There is a guy in the plant||
whose first name is Bossman. That's got style.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Why does a dog lick his personal region?||
Because he can. Same goes for college tuition. Virtually unlimited demand because of government-backed student loans. I've told this story before, but the LSA dean spoke to our local alumni club about 12 years ago. A harried-looking alumnus and tuition-paying parent asked what the school was doing to keep tuition increases in check. The dean managed not to guffaw but he did smirk like a champ. The easy money is what allows tuition to go up, and the mushrooming of administrative positions solves the problem of what universities should do with the money.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Will the debtors' prion archipelago||
have free WiFi and soy lattes? Maybe the prisoners won't even notice they're in prison.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Today the combo of BA and JD at UM would cost $350k||
The costs are all out of line with the benefits. I wonder what it will be like when my kids (now 8 and 4) are college-age.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||That's the one I remember||
Though I've been to one of the north Detroit suburbs locations.
Also, Omega Pizza.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||How did he feel||
about pumped up kicks?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Wasn't there a poster named Foote Fetish?||
Chris Farley says that was awesome.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I've been searching for jpegs of the Sideline Collection||
Searching in vain. I'm thrilled that there is a Penney's commercial. Super awesome.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Demographic tidbit||
4% of the African-American population of Winchester, Indiana just committed to Michigan.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||That's an interesting stat||
I wonder what percentage of the game 3 winners have won the series.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Every year my kids get a call from Geoffrey on their birthdays||
Something like: "Greetings, Birthday Club Member. Can you believe you're another year older? Wow! From me, Geoffrey, and all of us at Toys R Us, here's hoping your birthday is as special as you are."
I can't wait to hear the next one.
"Greetings, Birthday Club Member. Did you know that you could upgrade to a personalized call with just a $49.99 annual membership fee? That's a #wow experience for sure. From me, Geoffrey, CEO Dave Brandon, CMO Hunter Lochmann, and all of the well-dressed employees with clean offices, here's hoping your birthday is as special as we are."
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I referred to this just last weekend||
Looking at the toys from my youth (same era as this commercial) that my parents had saved and my children were now using. Nothing in the "Bag O" line.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Not only that||
See his reply above. Ten years ago he used it for everything, but his "spam" has only been used once. #coolstorybro
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Looking back at the Lebron-Cavs 1.0 era, ugh||
I know they picked up some guys via free-agency and trades, and with LeBron they were only bad enough to havea good first-round pick once (his first season).
Look who the team drafted during his seven years:
2003: 31st pick Jason Kapono
2004: 10th pick Luke Jackson
2005: no picks
2006: 25th pick Shannon Brown, 42nd pick Daniel Gibson, 55th pick Ejike Ugboaja
2007: no picks
2008: 19th pick JJ Hickson
2009: 30th pick Christian Eyenga, 46th pick Danny Green (has had a good career but only with the Spurs, after the Cavs waived him)
That's one decent 2nd round pickup (Gibson) and a too late to do much okay first rounder in Hickson, in seven drafts.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I'm a Michael (#1 from 1954-1959 and 1961-1998)||
My last name is common enough that people have heard of it but it's not everywhere. There's a doctor with my first and last name (poor guy's middle name is Harry though) in my area. People often ask me if we're related, most recently yesterday at the dentist's office. No relation that I'm aware of. When my parents lived in Milwaukee during my UM years, there were apparently four others in town.
My aunt and uncle were thinking of their kids as babies when they named them Teffera (Taffy), Amy, and Toby. I had an assistant named Jayne, and I estimate she's spent a year of her life correcting people's misspelling of her name.
So we went with traditional names and spellings for our son and daughter:
Megan was #78 in 2007 and has nosedived since then, coming in at #308 last year. It was a top 20 name from 1984-2000. Related note: Meghan has taken a similar tumble...top 200 for ~25 years and it fell outside the top 1000 the last two years.
Andrew was #14 in 2010 and has also slipped a bit, #22 for last year. It peaked at #5 (1991 and 1992), but like Michael, it's been top 100 since 1900.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I can't even get through that video||
sitting at my desk. Halol
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Here comes the UM softball team||
Look out, everybody.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Cavs in 5||
The Warriors will win game two by a lot but the Cavs will win the rest.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||That answers my key question||
I wondered what type of salaried union position we were discussing.
I've got 17 years of HR experience in non-union manufacturing. Occasionally I've had room to negotiate, but generally I try to be generous enough with the initial offer to make sure the candidate accepts.
My counterpart at the employer in question handled things a bit roughly. Without knowing more, I'd bet that the other respondents are correct in assuming this was a move born of expedience. She decided you were not worth the trouble, perhaps because she had other candidates that she felt would accept the standard salary.
There are certainly HR people who contribute to the bad reputation of the profession. On the other hand, many people come to the HR department expecting their agenda to be the same as HR's agenda. This is sometimes but not always the case. People who aren't prepared for HR's answer to be "no" are quick to resent HR, which is easier than looking in the mirror.
BTW, it's funny that the OP mentioned reddit, because I read an article in today's WSJ that reddit itself does not allow salary negotiation when hiring people. Their policy is to extend take-it-or-leave-it offers.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Eddie Shore?||
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Don't buy the schnitzel||
they're using Schnauzer.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Moar plz||
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Pneumatic tubes or hotdog air cannons/slingshots||
|6 weeks 4 days ago||#creatingthefuture||
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Hey now||
Brightly painted 18-gauge steel. Manly and straightforward.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I want Pittsburgh on the schedule||
More for the terrific road trip (it's closer to my home than Ann Arbor is), plus they rarely sell out so the stadium would have lots of maize and blue. And we should be recruiting western PA pretty hard.
The ideal game is a well-known school that may not be all that great at football. Think the inverse of App State. And they have to have a big enough stadium that they come close to filling to make an away game worth it. Examples, at least based on recent years: Tennessee, Miami, Syracuse, Texas (I know they're on the schedule already, for when my 4yo is in high school), South Carolina, Stanford, Cal.
If we can get one of the "big boys" to agree to a home-and-home, then let's do it: USC, Alabama, Texas A&M, Georgia, Auburn, LSU, Florida State.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||If there's one certainty in life||
it's that pro sports leagues do everything they can to ensure Cleveland teams are championship contenders.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Yes, he's in the dangerzone||
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Officiating overturned call story, circa 1994||
I belonged to a co-ed student group all four years I was at UM. We had a pretty decent flag football team, and took full advantage of the co-rec rules. During playoff action we scored a late TD but failed on the PAT and time ran out with the other team ahead by two. We hung around, dejected, talking about basketball season while our opponents celebrated. Thinking about the co-rec scoring rules for basketball made me think of the rules for football. Our final touchdown had been scored by a female player. The refs had scored it as six points instead of the nine (I think) that the rules specified. My roommate and I raced to the Mitchell Field office and barked out our case for the win. The ref for our game blinked and said "shit, you're right." We ran back and celebrated with our team while the other team wondered what the heck was going on. Then I did this: *
* not really
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Reaction||
|7 weeks 21 hours ago||The new SEC theme song|
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I can't believe nobody has mentioned Nutmeg Mills yet||
Gary Moeller Sideline Collection, people. How soon we forget.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I thought all of the OT scoring was in the north end||
for MSU 2004. Or were you not sitting in those seats for the Braylon game?
Except for when I was a student (1992-95) I have sat on the side opposite the press box, so my perspective is reversed. When watching games on TV I forget that left is north, so my brain places the student section in the wrong corner. So what do I know.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I left that MSU game early too||
As you may recall it was hot and windy at kickoff and the temperature dropped fast after dark. Shifts in the weather sometimes give me migraines, and my head was starting to hurt. Plus we were down what, 28-10 after that long TD. I had argued with an MSU fan at halftime when he came to talk trash to the curmudgeonly elderly couple sitting in front of me, who I was surprised to learn were his grandparents (nice family!) and I didn't relish seeing him again after the game was over. I worried that I would end up punching him. So I left.
I heard the crowd noise and some of the announcer comments walking back to my friends' house near Packard and Stadium. I watched the rest of the game with them and their toddler daughter. So at least I got to celebrate with good friends.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I was at a conference||
for Catholic young adults in Cleveland. I heard the news from an OSU fan, who seemed a bit unhappy to relay it. That made the news even better, plus I didn't have to deal with the strain of that game in real time.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Tremendous||
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Solid||
I hope you don't live there, because the big cheese would execute you by bazooka.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Have a hot time in the old town tonight, everybody||
|7 weeks 6 days ago||The second channel should be Seagal 2 1/2||
Maybe an all-Steve Sanders channel would have more mass appeal.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||That guy's huge!||
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Break it loose||
|8 weeks 5 days ago||At least he gets to the line||
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Indeed.||
Should have told Maryland "here comes the Pistol."
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Why do colleges raise tuition so aggressively?||
Because they can. In fact, they would be dumb not to. Any tuition increase results in an increase in the government's willingness to loan money to students to pay that tuition. That's a broken system.
What gets me is the schools' constant fundraising drumbeats. Why do colleges need their alumni to donate more and more money? What are they going to do with it? Will they lower tuition if they get enough donations?
The LSA dean spoke to our local alumni club about ten years ago. A parent of a then-current student asked what the school was doing to keep a lid on tuition increases. The dean did his best not to smirk and failed. I was impressed that he did not laugh hysterically and pound the lectern with tears streaming out of his eyes. That's not their mission - their mission (aside from education, of course!) is to keep tuition marching upwards and justify the expense by doing more and more peripheral things.
In 10 years my daughter will be graduating from high school, followed four years later by my son. My wife and I make far more than my parents ever did, but our ability to pay for their college education will be less than half of my parents'. That's fucked up.
|9 weeks 8 min ago||And now his watch has ended||
|9 weeks 13 min ago||Speaking for myself only||
|9 weeks 19 min ago||Onions!||
|9 weeks 3 hours ago||The Abdominal Snowmen||
versus whoever lands that lineman pictured in Monday Recruiting...could be a great navel battle.
|9 weeks 3 hours ago||Oilers makes the most sense to me||
I see that many respondents feel the same way.
|9 weeks 3 hours ago||How about Tigers||
|9 weeks 3 hours ago||Wow||
|9 weeks 3 hours ago||I think there was a crown on the field||
|9 weeks 3 hours ago||NotADuck is 5'4"||
But he can dunk a basketball without jumping.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I see no reason for such pessimism||
if you ignore the past two recruiting classes.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Rock||
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Do the wave, everybody||
|9 weeks 4 days ago||I feel a t-shirt coming on||
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Tremendous||
You are a tough competitor. We need that on our football team. We want to be sound in the kicking game and be real physical from a football standpoint.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Barry looks thinner, did he lose weight?||
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Yep, Michigan had a history of success in the past and now||
BTW, the last four years Michigan is 31-20, Auburn 31-21.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Nothing tops the symbolism of the Levitra commercial||
Ruggedly handsome 50-ish guy in the backyard, fires a perfect spiral through the hanging tire, then is embraced by his hot 30-ish wife. Bullseye!
Way better than those side-by-side clawfoot tubs that Cialis used for so long. Doing it in one tub is impractical but at least possible...what possible action can happen when the people are in separate tubs?
|9 weeks 6 days ago||She's a hit outside of that demographic too||
|9 weeks 6 days ago||That makes sense||
He's probably bored with playoff basketball, given his extensive experience with same and all of the title teams he's been part of.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||A post called "Talking Cars Tuesday" and no mentions of these 2?||
I mean, how many talking cars are out there?
|10 weeks 3 days ago||I would have expected||
the backup team to be "TC" or "Rick."
|10 weeks 4 days ago||This came to mind||
"There's nothing more exhilarating than pointing out the shortcomings of others, is there?"
|10 weeks 4 days ago||One person cannot be everywhere||
I'm in HR, so your interviewers asked me to fill in for you in your absence.
Good luck with your candidacy.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Ummmm||
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Low five, everybody||
|10 weeks 4 days ago||She seems nice||
This gif is better than anything about Jim Rome ever was or shall be.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Y'all are overlooking the biggest issue here||
LSU's president's name is F. King Alexander? Do U C what I see when looking at that name?
Apparently his first name is Fieldon.
His mom was from Paint Lick, Kentucky.
I could go on.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Dave Revsine: I know just who OKC should hire.||
He's with our Shon Morris. Shon, what do you have for us?
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Probably true, but are there any teams that are title contenders||
primarily because of their head coach rather than their star players?
I think a coach can ruin a talented team's chances several different ways, but I doubt a coach can turn a low-talent team into NBA champions.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Pictorial answer||
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Nick's Song (Because He Could Not Sing It)|
|11 weeks 1 min ago||Awesome fellas, let's do this again.||
|11 weeks 5 hours ago||Behind Blue Eyes in action||
|11 weeks 23 hours ago||So much good stuff there||
Beyond what others have already mentioned.
The woman in the Auburn jammies in the third row and her delayed Home Alone reaction to the posterboard sign that someone threw.
The woman behind her shouting FU just before gettin knocked forward.
The blonde in the third row reacting to the posterboard as if she saw a mouse.
Beirdo the Weirdo at the scorer's table grinning throughout.
Al Glick's grandfather in the front row next to Mr. "What a Jackass," noticing nothing.
Lord Middlefinger dashing in from our left after Henderson had started to back up.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||If my team has a lot of people show up, it means a lot||
If my team's rivals have higher attendance, then it doesn't mean anything.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||The Shutdown Fullback Hooray for Michigan episode||
was one of the best things on the internet. I miss Shutdown Fullback.
Up the middle. Every single time.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Sounds like a blues record||
There's a Big House over yonder
Well, I ain't been home to see my daddy,
Wait a minute something's wrong baby,
|11 weeks 1 day ago||A ram air turbine might be a good idea||
His motion could provide the electricity for a small city.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||I'll take Harbaugh's kind of clinically insane all day||
And so would Boone. Some quotes from an October 2012 article about Boone, then in his fourth season with the 49ers:
Alex' mother, Amy Boone:
49ers coach Jim Harbaugh:
|11 weeks 1 day ago||I cherish the memory of that ex-OSU player who said||
that Boren had 1% body fat. That would be three pounds of fat, apparently all of which hung in full view, under his chin.
We can argue about the missteps of the Rodriguez era forever (and doubtless we will) but I think we can agree that Justin Boren acted like a tool.
I believe that after Boren set fire to the bridge on the way out of town, he said he didn't want to speak publicly about it anymore, but that more details would come out later. He's got plenty of time on his hands to write a book now. I think snowplowing season is done in Columbus.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Character is revealed by how we treat people in lower stations||
I always pay attention to how job candidates treat the receptionist. Some of them are nasty or rude and don't think that's a problem. I disagree.
McHenry made this situation about her and the social distance between her job and that of the clerk. It's unfortunate when people think it's more important who you are than how you behave. Hell, hasn't she ever watched Batman Begins?
|11 weeks 4 days ago||A toast to all of y'all||
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Maybe she was just filling in for a friend||
but I think this situation puts the cap on her dental career.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||We were looking at that area for a stay two years ago||
Found that flat rental in Southwark was a much better deal, maybe 40% cheaper. They had to move us to a different building due to renovations, so the walk from London Bridge station was longer than expected (~10 min vs 2 min) but it was fine. Still very close to central London.
The Natural History Museum in South Kensington is magnificent and admission is free (donations encouraged). Really wonderful museum.
Climb to the stone gallery at the top of the St. Paul's dome if you can handle it. Great views of the city.
London Eye is the mother of all ferris wheels.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Stunning debut, my man||
|11 weeks 6 days ago||I figured it was Bill Curry||
He and Dave Barnette were a great broadcast team. Of course UM was really good during that era, so that probably boosts my perception of them.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||I think this is what my 4yo son pictures happening||
when our neighbor's 90lb black lab comes charging toward him. Luckily the dog is Deion Sanders-like when it comes to contact, he always veers away at the last second.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Speaking of CWebb||
I recently learned that a colleague of mine is best friend's with the cousin of Mrs. CWebb. My colleague met Chris when he was in town covering an NBA game for TNT. My relationship with the colleague isn't strong enough that I would expect to meet Chris myself, which I suppose is just as well. I wonder what his reaction would be to a Michigan grad whose time in Ann Arbor overlapped with his. Could we really swap cool stories bro while ignoring the fish sandwich-shaped elephant in the room?
|12 weeks 2 hours ago||The Patriots and Browns are at opposite poles||
One has had the same owner, head coach, and starting QB (one injury year excepted) for the past 14 years, and all three do a superb job. The Browns have had turnover in each of those three roles over the same span, astounding turnover in the case of the QB position, and with rare exceptions, incompetence has reigned.
But of course the Browns have changed their uniforms to incorporate a brighter orange, so that will probably take care of everything.
I am less interested in the other three sports but will take a stab:
NBA: best Spurs, worst Timberwolves
MLB: best Red Sox, worst Marlins (despite their two titles, f-in Jose Mesa)
NHL: best Red Wings, worst Coyotes
|12 weeks 5 hours ago||I know it's just one letter||
But I'm surprised by the number of people who should know better (health care workers, my fellow HR professionals) that get the initials wrong.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||He blocked a FG against Ohio State in 1992||
The 13-13 tie game.
I used to see him at the CCRB working out with Jared Lancer.
I don't think he ever played very much at UM except for special teams.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||A former boss of mine had Lou's book on display in his office||
This boss was a meathead Notre Dame subway alumnus. Lou's book was titled "Winning Every Day." I noticed the book and said "I think Lou forgot to have his team read that book this year." It was fall 1999 and South Carolina had just finished Lou's first season as head coach with an 0-11 record. Their average game score 25-8, and the only close score was an 11-10 home loss to Vanderbilt.
Dave didn't get it.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Now *that* is a perfect distillation of how||
the US legal system works. And we're flexible on the requirement that the other party is wrong.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Hi||
|12 weeks 4 days ago||It's party time||
Put on some Shonen Knife and dance away.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Clearly the ballhandler committed an offensive foul||
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Tom Brady's first career pass attempt was a pick six||
under much less pressure than Rudock faced on that play. So you should feel super awesome. QED.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Shades of Bad Ace||
If true, Tom Beaver saw this coming a mile away.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||I was able to root for OSU and MSU in bowl games||
during seasons when we had beaten them, esp. if we had better records than they did.
One more thing I miss about days gone by.
Now I can't do it. It will take a lot of losing by MSU and OSU to bring back that back-slapping B1G boosterism.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Nom nom nom||
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Two minor things I noticed when reading that article||
1. California governor Jerry Brown - just like today
2. Coach Joe Paterno, "who is widely respected for his honorable approach to the game." - that is not just like today.
Good article, M-Dog is right in that much of it could be written today.
I find it interesting that the unadjusted dollar price of a top-of-the-line helmet is not that different. Described as "costing up to $100." The high-end ones these days cost $150-$250. Not that big of a shift in 36+ years.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||I came face to face with Trezelle Jenkins||
in the hallway outside of CRISP, under the front steps of Angell Hall. He seemed to take up about 80% of the hallway's width and my whip-thin self took up the other 20%.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||I lived there in 1992-93 and 1993-94||
One floor up from Vince Archer, Dennis Archer's younger son. Vince was cool and the Fab Five (his contemporaries) occasionally came to visit. Vince's roommate was not cool, and would come knocking on my door, looking for my roommate at all hours, almost always when my roommate was elsewhere.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Eins, zwei, g'suffa!||
|13 weeks 1 day ago||You wouldn't be familiar with our immediate influences||
Rob: Try me.
Barry: They're mostly German.
Rob: Falco, Kraftwerk, Hasselhoff?
|13 weeks 3 days ago||1994 memories||
I have a picture of myself posing with a policeman on the steps of the grad. My friend was all set to take the picture with the cop in the background and the cop barked "hey!" He chided us for not asking permission to take his picture. Once I did so, he was all smiles. The pic I took of my friend is him blowing bubbles near the Diag M.
Later that day I was sitting in my room at MoJo and a guy I recognized but didn't know strolled in. He was very chatty and engaged me in a rambling conversation, critiquing the U2 posters on my wall and the band itself, which he felt had gone downhill since Joshua Tree. I thanked him for his candor. It was only after he left that I remembered it was Hash Bash. His being baked was a good explanation for his unexpected appearance and semi-belligerence.
I've never smoked so much as a regular cigarette, and weed doesn't appeal to me. Seeing stoned people act dumb reinforces this sentiment.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||I was looking for a football one with this search, but...||
|13 weeks 4 days ago||I didn't know||
that Fran McCaffrey ever appeared on The Price Is Right.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Sorta like us discounting Ron Dayne||
because he played so poorly against UM in his only two chances. Going the wrong way on the option (was it twice or three times?) in 1998 was his Jose Canseco headbutt home run moment.
That didn't mean he wasn't terrific for almost every other game he played.
But after Smart's first NCAA tourney team went 5-1, the last four have gone 1-1, 1-1, 0-1, 0-1. He'll have to do a lot better than that to keep Texas fans satisfied.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||We've gone from having an erratic junior and some frosh||
To having two experienced upperclassmen, with the caveat that one can't play this fall.
A huge upgrade of the QB roster in short order.
In 2016 we'll have:
1 senior (Morris)
1 4th-year junior (O'Korn)
1 3rd-year sophomore (Speight)
2 freshman or sophomores, depending on whether they play this fall (Malzone, Gentry)
Plus likely an incoming freshman.
That's a balanced roster with some options.
|14 weeks 5 hours ago||I could watch that movie forever.||
|14 weeks 5 hours ago||The Friars||
During that era there was a combined UM/OSU Glee Club concert on the campus where the Game was played. The Friars poked a lot of fun at OSU during the Cooper era. During their banter, one of the Friars said that while he was out playing catch with Desmond that afternoon, he looked at his watch and "it was about 31 to 3."
|14 weeks 21 hours ago||Gross ticket revenue for six home games in 1994||
was probably $16.2 million or so.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||It felt like it was cancelled every year during Carr's tenure||
I see now that my memory is a bit exaggerated. Still, it seemed that Lloyd disliked the event and did his best to discourage attendance or enthusiasm, in contrast to our rival schools' heavy promotion of the event.
I've attended six or seven times, can't remember specifically, once during the Rodriguez era and all the rest when Lloyd was the coach. They were generally boring affairs with few compelling features. The best part was going on the field afterwards, getting to see the players up close (Courtney Morgan was <6'1") and throwing footballs around. When they stopped letting fans on the field due to "safety reasons," it was less fun.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Mine or yours?||
BTW, #3 in YouTube's "up next" video list is "How to use circular saw safely..." Relevance!
|14 weeks 1 day ago||I feel this way about Wayne's Lions||
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Branding!||
Those were part of Dave Brandon's celebrity tour rider.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Smile and shake their hands.||
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Morgan Trent?||
He was born in California (I didn't know that until just now) but he grew up in Brighton and attended OLSM.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||My brother attended a UM@Iowa game in the early 90s||
The game program's cover featured a picture of Hayden Fry with Hayden Fox. Couldn't find it anywhere online, darn pre-internet days.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Do I approve of this posbang?||
Yes. Yes, I do.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Minty pizza||
Better or worse than tobacco-tasting pizza? My goal is to never find out.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||The gray cat is intelligent, but not experienced||
His pattern indicates two-dimensional thinking.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Our enthusiasm||
is out of this world.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Another thing. I wonder what kind of pet he prefers...||
|14 weeks 5 days ago||That Canadian college isn't going to give a Fuck||
They're going to want to keep the Fuck at home.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||I'm in favor of the practice jersey look for aways||
A few years ago we had practice jerseys with the adidas stripes on the sleeves. Those were fine too. No maize is necessary given the uniform pants and the maize on the helmets.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Okay||
Alternative: I would gladly accept your avatar as the sticker design.
|15 weeks 13 min ago||If all the bowl games are going to be in the south and west||
why can't we hold camps there too? The SEC schools should be flattered that we admire their weather so much.
Of course when California and Texas run out of water, we'll price gouge them horribly on bottled Lake Michigan.
|15 weeks 5 hours ago||Last time I went to Red Robin||
which was on Harbaugh Day, btw...this guy exacted a little revenge on me:
I cannot recommend the experience.
|15 weeks 5 hours ago||60% of the time, getting a guy to visit unofficially works||
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Yep, time to demand some excellence, Hutch.||
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Martin Balsam-ic Vinegar||
Probably would need some kind of licensing agreement with his descendants.
I can't wait to see what you come up with during decorative gourd season.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Lo, the irony||
Considering what he spent his time doing in Louisville. Maybe he meant his equipment manager's wife, though she didn't end up happy either.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||F-in A||
|15 weeks 1 day ago||F-in A||
|15 weeks 4 days ago||I feel very goal-oriented today||
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Tell me more about the||
|15 weeks 4 days ago||I have the same question.||
I started a post earlier today and got 13 upvotes. These aren't included in my total. Why the distinction between upvotes to a reply (which do go into my total) and upvotes to original content (which don't)? I haven't seen this explained anywhere.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||I would have been surprised if he looked best||
at defensive tackle.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||That dude is always high on something||
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Wieners never quit, and quitters never...Wien?||
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Kids' yogurts from Stonyfield have dairy-related riddles||
Your post reminded me of this one:
Q: How did the farmer find his lost cow?
A: He tractor down.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||It must have been||
a Tuf decision for Borland.
|16 weeks 2 hours ago||The sights are a bit off.||
|16 weeks 3 hours ago||Well yeah||
The guy mowing his lawn at the end is my favorite. "I'm pushing it! I'm pushing it real good"
|16 weeks 5 hours ago||Harbaugh's recipe for success has to include Peppers||
I hope that isn't stirring the pot too much.
|16 weeks 21 hours ago||Originally read as "UM's AD made $13 million"||
Worth every penny.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Why can't he go 13/12?||
I demand excellence.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Somebody referred to Illinois' performance as "Amaker-esque"||
At least one year with Tommy, the team really mailed in the last month of the season and got bounced from the conference tourney early. A key player (Courtney Sims?) said during the slide 'I think we've shown the committee enought to get in.'
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Sanchez in License to Kill||
He was just a big-time drug dealer. Some kudos for the novel smuggling approach, but there was nothing else interesting about him.
Of course the movie sucked in general, so at worst he was equally lame.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Too bad Swieca is off the roster||
Cue the Bo quip about winning one for the Kippur.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Something a bit odd about his delivery||
Seems to have a high arc on it. At the very least he shouldn't get a lot of passes batted down at the line.
|17 weeks 16 hours ago||What is confusing? The hot tub time machine inclusion of Jalen||
or the display of emotion from Horford?
|17 weeks 16 hours ago||I was late to the party, too late to say the same thing||
and be "original." Well done sir. I would have posted a pic though.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||I bought one o' them linoleum knives the other day||
Frankie: Boy. You wanna talk about some pain? I bought one o' them linoleum knives the other day, you know?
Willie: With the double edge?
Frankie: So, I go home, you know, and I spread my toes apart and I just start sawing, back and forth and back and forth, you know?
Willie: Mm hmm.
Frankie: And I take a little thing o' Tobasco sauce, you know?
Frankie: And just dump it on there. Talk about a hotfoot, mister! Boy, that was rough.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||I was asked to go all "finish him" on a pinata at child's party||
The kids were making no progress, so my neighbors asked me to bust open the pinata. One problem: this was a girl's 4th birthday party and the pinata was a Rapunzel lookalike. So in front of a mixed group of adults and little kids, I beat the hell out of a princess. I thought it was a bit disturbing, but the kids were too happy to get at the candy and prizes to care. I definitely prefer the pinatas that open with strings.
|18 weeks 23 min ago||I just wanted to say||
You have a five-star username and avatar.
|18 weeks 4 hours ago||I was thinking more Duany Duany||
or Tom Selleck.
|18 weeks 4 hours ago||In that case, Rinse and Repeat:|
|18 weeks 22 hours ago||Sim City 2000 flashback||
If you did well enough running your city, the city council would approve erecting a statue of you, which you could place anywhere at no cost. Selecting it would reveal its year of origin and "number of pigeons perched."
|18 weeks 3 days ago||The only way to learn something is to do it.||
Now, fire that mortar.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||That's a||
|18 weeks 3 days ago||I'll take "Things that played better when the team was winning||
for $200, Trebek. Apetit!
I think that's a board participant in the background.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Posbang, now with extra Bacon||
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks, I couldn't remember how it played out||
I remember seeing replay angles but not whether the officials did the same. Toussaint's reversed TD against OSU in 2011 would have been a good occasion to avoid replay.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Our first TD against MSU in 2006||
Terrific athletic move by Arrington and certainly his body was in bounds when he caught the ball, but thanks to Henne trying to throw this to Tacopants instead of the wide-open 6'2" guy, the first part of him to hit the ground was his torso and that landed out of bounds.
It was a second and goal from the 13 and we would have won handily with 3 or 0 points on that drive, but I remember the team rushing up to kick the PAT before they could review it. The replays did not show Arrington getting a foot down, the AOTS and shadows made it clear that he didn't.
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