At press time, Harbaugh had sent Michigan’s athletic department an envelope containing a heavily annotated seating chart, a list of the 63,000 seat views he had found unsatisfactory, and a glowing 70-page report on section 25, row 12, seat 9, which he claimed is “exactly what the great sport of football is all about.”
|5 hours 29 min ago||Some perspective||
|8 hours 38 min ago||I had a very nice chat with him in summer 2000||
He spoke at an alumni event in Cleveland, answered the question about recruiting that I asked during the Q&A session, and we chatted for a few minutes at the end of the evening. He was very charming. I found his coaching frustrating at times but there are innumerable good guy stories about him. It's a pity that his public persona was so often grouchy. I feel the same way about Bob Dole, who was so get off my lawn during his presidential campaign that it was quite a shock to see how funny he could be in interviews and on talk shows afterwards.
|8 hours 43 min ago||You young whippersnappers.||
Didn't Greyhound accept Entree Plus?
|8 hours 48 min ago||I was more of a Starbuck fan.||
|8 hours 50 min ago||Also||
Han fired first. And the hot dogs used to taste better.
|8 hours 55 min ago||Chipmunktonio says||
Look at the sideline.
|8 hours 57 min ago||Indeed. I thought this belonged in today's posbang||
|9 hours 11 min ago||I hope the new staff can say things of value football-wise||
when they're coaching the team. That would be a big change.
As for press conferences and media days, the priorities are:
1. Be funny without being caustic
2. Be nice or at least polite
3. Don't say "fuck" or "shit"
4. Don't give away anything that you don't want to
5. Use correct grammar
|12 hours 43 min ago||Rock on, all||
|1 day 4 hours ago||Make like a tree||
|1 day 7 hours ago||A former colleague (an OSU grad) gave this as his fave example||
of something "hilarious" happening on game day in Columbus. He was watching the game at a restaurant near campus. It was all OSU fans except one Penn State fan, their opponent that day. OSU won by a huge margin, but after one of Penn State's few touchdowns, the lone Nittany Lions fan stood up and cheered. An OSU fan at his table stood up and poured an entire pitcher of beer over the young man's head. So awesome!
I know plenty of OSU fans and graduates who are fine people. But the fanbase's reputation for being a raging bunch of assholes has some basis in fact.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Indeed||
It was well after my band camp experiences, but you're correct that nobody can resist trotting out the phrase.
My trumpet was external use only, thank you all very much.
|4 days 7 hours ago||At 1pm on 8/1||
Mgoblue.com will debut a countdown clock to the season opeer. That would make first responder Mr. Boddicker wrong.
|4 days 9 hours ago||Sam McGuffie running with Jim Brown's body||
|4 days 13 hours ago||We have a long tradition of excellence here in Ohio.||
I am disappointed that there was no cardboard cutout of Cousin Mayhem employed. WKBN really mailed it in.
|1 week 4 hours ago||This post||
is one of the greatest of all time.
|1 week 4 hours ago||One of the guys who coached at both UM and OSU||
Like Bo and Chuck Stobart.
|1 week 4 hours ago||For all intensive purposes||
I found this funny.
|1 week 5 hours ago||WR Alan Mitchell (#30) near miss on the first TD celebration||
At about 1:54. He looked to jump on top of the standing pile and it disappeared. Good recovery.
|1 week 8 hours ago||Absopure water||
Maybe some Kowality Kowalski Kielbasa too.
|1 week 8 hours ago||Same here||
I think he was new to the scene that year. He may not have updated his rhymes, but like the Red Panda, who cares?
|1 week 11 hours ago||The most surprising thing about this story||
is that I haven't heard about a Jet Express rumble between Michigan and Ohio State fans before. PIB is a place where lots of said fans go and get wasted in close proximity to eachother. I was at the Roundhouse Bar watching the Killer Flamingos two years ago and witnessed a belligerent drunk woman accidentally kick a drink out of someone's hand and then argue with her boyfriend about it. She was wearing an OSU shirt. I took the opportunity to wallow in smugness.
The final Jet Express back to the mainland (midnight?) is ugly...lots of people puking, especially if it's stormy.
|1 week 11 hours ago||What, no Police Academy references?||
What if it was Carey Mahoney?
|1 week 3 days ago||Hello, Gary Miller||
How we have missed you.
|1 week 3 days ago||Yeah, it's not even Friday||
|1 week 3 days ago||The players are long, lean, and athletic||
|1 week 4 days ago||Keep in mind the benchmark is the old Cleve Municipal Stadium||
By which measure the new place is paradise. Of course I've only been there for two games, a pre-season game that the Browns blew after I left (I think the Brabbs UW game was the next day and we were en route to Ann Arbor) and a Thanksgiving weekend game vs the Bengals where it was 70 degrees (yay) and the Browns lost to the Bengals 30-0 (boo).
|1 week 4 days ago||The Citrus Bowl||
I'm sure the game in question influences my feelings - the 2002 Citrus Bowl vs Tennessee.
But the stadium was a dump...lots of dirty concrete and I-beams on the outside, ugly ramps and cheap-looking concession stands. Like a really big high school stadium before they started spending big money on them. The seating area was okay but my first impression was hard to shake.
It was a football version of Tiger Stadium circa late 1990s, albeit in a slightly better neighborhood.
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||I thought the signal stealing game was 1996||
Where we led 16-0 after 3 quarters, then getting outgained 172-28 and outscored 17-0 in the final 15 minutes. Apparently the signal stealing only helped late in the game.
|2 weeks 11 hours ago||I have not seen a touchdown signal||
And he's a poor thrower.
|2 weeks 11 hours ago||She has a Drew Barrymore smile||
In one of Drew's movies, her romantic interest described her one-sided smile as "an adorable stroke victim." Ms. Dormer has the same thing going on. She wears it well.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||How about the sand that is not white?||
As long as it is deep and soft, is the color important?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I was pretty sure that part was a prank||
The rest of the piece was very interesting.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||The late 90s away uniforms were the best||
Block Ms on the shoulders, a mix of maize and blue ribbing at the collars and sleeves, blue numbers edged in yellow.
I like the all-white practice jerseys too, but something at the shoulders/sleeves to mark it as Michigan will probably be unavoidable. If Nike wants to sell jerseys to make back their investment, they will have to be identifiable without the maize pants and winged helmet.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Mandich getting hoisted is nice||
Plus the father of a good friend and fellow alumnus is in the frame too.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Read up on Turtle Island near Toledo.||
The ruins of the lighthouse are on the Ohio side of the island, if you change your mind it could be a fun project.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Just so I have this straight||
Jay is the coach that everybody made fun of for generally not being good, and Scott is the fat one in the sport coat who made all the huffy public statements defending his dad. Right?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Yep. Distance over accuracy.||
I think he split the uprights in the game at Hawaii too. I hope that with a prominent special teams coach we can avoid the open tryout kickers/punters that we have seen far too much. It's painful to see our key rivals with great specialists when we're sending former high school soccer stars out there.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||In the early days of recruiting sites||
I remember reading that MSU was recruiting a 6'2" 425lb linebacker. I know it was a typo, but imagine it!
|3 weeks 1 day ago||The regional final win over OSU in 1992||
I was a senior at a high school in the Cleveland suburbs. The next day was an honors luncheon and all of the students attending stood up to introduce ourselves and name our college of choice.
I stood up and said that I would be attending the University of Michigan next fall. There was an audible buzz in the crowd. The school board president asked me if I had made my choice after the basketball game the day before. I said "No, I made it last November," which was technically true (acceptance letter arrived then) but it was also the month of the 31-3 Heisman pose game. My friend who was going to Duke, no lover of OSU, got the biggest kick out of my response.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Uncle Jim FTW||
Good good good.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I don't need booze to commit Dad Humor||
It's in my blood.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I don't often defend people who fire guns||
But Shonte's situation was total bullshit IMHO.
He was in his apartment late at night (perhaps sleeping) and his car alarm started going off. He looks outside and sees several men in plain clothes standing around his car. He leans out the window, yells at them, and fires his gun several times.
Turns out these were police officers in plain clothes, who had tried to get into his car because they thought they saw something illegal inside (can't remember what). When Shonte yelled they shouted "Police!" before he fired his gun.
They claimed they identified themselves as cops and he shot at them, but they never found the bullets. He claims he fired in the air.
Discharging a weapon in they city (or township), okay. Trying to kill cops, no way.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I've heard||
that he prefers Hai Karate.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Was Jordan suffering from Helsinki Syndrome?||
As in Helsinki, Sweden.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Knock, knock||
I can't tell you.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Dullsville||
The kind of game we hated under Carr and would have killed for under Rodriguez. Low-scoring and just barely managing not to lose.
The comparison to 2004 SDSU game was apt.
Taco Pants sighting at 9:55.
Also: The Reverse Guy at 13:55.
Mark Jones can't resist a Rice and Curry comment at the end.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||"He got Casey Anthony off."||
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Hey Brandon||
You arrogant ass. You've killed us!
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I don't make changes, pal||
Off tackle every play. Deal with it.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I was hoping for Nutmeg Mills||
Or K-Swiss at the very least.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Would you say that our opponents are in danger?||
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I'm not biting on this one||
I'm fighting the impulse tooth and nail.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||We accept Entree Plus||
Who's the freshman with the M-Card?
|4 weeks 1 day 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 weeks 1 day ago||Omega Pizza||
I miss it.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Nietzsche said "out of chaos, comes order."||
|4 weeks 1 day ago||What's a wet shooter?||
I may be too old for this forum.
|4 weeks 1 day 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.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Maybe he wanted to know if the Big Ten was bi||
Does Cowherd bat from both sides of the plate?
|4 weeks 1 day ago||They were juggalos before the Juggalos were||
In Soviet Russia, wads of filth throw you.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Louie Caporusso?||
A box of chocolates!
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Cowherd loved Rich Rod||
So maybe I don't care what he thinks.
|4 weeks 2 days 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.
|4 weeks 2 days 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.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Nutmeg Mills||
|5 weeks 13 hours 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?
|5 weeks 13 hours 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.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||We are the best darn seated football catching team||
We attack the jugs machine with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||How many centons does it take him||
to run the 110-yard dash? Or is it 110 meters?
|5 weeks 3 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
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Sub-question||
Are they all in for Michigan?
|5 weeks 3 days 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.
|5 weeks 3 days 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.
|6 weeks 13 hours ago||It's the right thing to do||
|6 weeks 1 day ago||This aggression will not stand, man||
It really tied the room together.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Very helpful||
when playing Risk.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I just started a new job. There is a guy in the plant||
whose first name is Bossman. That's got style.
|6 weeks 2 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.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Will the debtors' prion archipelago||
have free WiFi and soy lattes? Maybe the prisoners won't even notice they're in prison.
|6 weeks 2 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.
|7 weeks 4 hours ago||That's the one I remember||
Though I've been to one of the north Detroit suburbs locations.
Also, Omega Pizza.
|7 weeks 9 hours ago||How did he feel||
about pumped up kicks?
|7 weeks 13 hours ago||Wasn't there a poster named Foote Fetish?||
Chris Farley says that was awesome.
|7 weeks 1 day 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.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Demographic tidbit||
4% of the African-American population of Winchester, Indiana just committed to Michigan.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||That's an interesting stat||
I wonder what percentage of the game 3 winners have won the series.
|8 weeks 3 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."
|8 weeks 3 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.
|8 weeks 3 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
|9 weeks 9 hours 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.
|9 weeks 10 hours 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.
|9 weeks 10 hours ago||I can't even get through that video||
sitting at my desk. Halol
|9 weeks 11 hours ago||Here comes the UM softball team||
Look out, everybody.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Cavs in 5||
The Warriors will win game two by a lot but the Cavs will win the rest.
|9 weeks 1 day 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.
|10 weeks 12 hours ago||Eddie Shore?||
|10 weeks 12 hours ago||Don't buy the schnitzel||
they're using Schnauzer.
|10 weeks 12 hours ago||Moar plz||
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Pneumatic tubes or hotdog air cannons/slingshots||
|10 weeks 1 day ago||#creatingthefuture||
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Hey now||
Brightly painted 18-gauge steel. Manly and straightforward.
|10 weeks 1 day 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.
|10 weeks 2 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.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Yes, he's in the dangerzone||
|10 weeks 2 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
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Reaction||
|10 weeks 4 days ago||The new SEC theme song|
|10 weeks 4 days ago||I can't believe nobody has mentioned Nutmeg Mills yet||
Gary Moeller Sideline Collection, people. How soon we forget.
|11 weeks 10 hours 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.
|11 weeks 12 hours 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.
|11 weeks 12 hours 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.
|11 weeks 13 hours ago||Tremendous||
|11 weeks 13 hours ago||Solid||
I hope you don't live there, because the big cheese would execute you by bazooka.
|11 weeks 13 hours ago||Have a hot time in the old town tonight, everybody||
|11 weeks 2 days ago||The second channel should be Seagal 2 1/2||
Maybe an all-Steve Sanders channel would have more mass appeal.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||That guy's huge!||
|12 weeks 13 hours ago||Break it loose||
|12 weeks 1 day ago||At least he gets to the line||
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Indeed.||
Should have told Maryland "here comes the Pistol."
|12 weeks 2 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.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||And now his watch has ended||
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Speaking for myself only||
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Onions!||
|12 weeks 3 days ago||The Abdominal Snowmen||
versus whoever lands that lineman pictured in Monday Recruiting...could be a great navel battle.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Oilers makes the most sense to me||
I see that many respondents feel the same way.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||How about Tigers||
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Wow||
|12 weeks 3 days ago||I think there was a crown on the field||
|12 weeks 3 days ago||NotADuck is 5'4"||
But he can dunk a basketball without jumping.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||I see no reason for such pessimism||
if you ignore the past two recruiting classes.
|13 weeks 12 hours ago||Rock||
|13 weeks 12 hours ago||Do the wave, everybody||
|13 weeks 1 day ago||I feel a t-shirt coming on||
|13 weeks 1 day 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.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Barry looks thinner, did he lose weight?||
|13 weeks 1 day 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.
|13 weeks 2 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?
|13 weeks 2 days ago||She's a hit outside of that demographic too||
|13 weeks 3 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.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||A post called "Talking Cars Tuesday" and no mentions of these 2?||
I mean, how many talking cars are out there?
|14 weeks 5 hours ago||I would have expected||
the backup team to be "TC" or "Rick."
|14 weeks 8 hours ago||This came to mind||
"There's nothing more exhilarating than pointing out the shortcomings of others, is there?"
|14 weeks 9 hours 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.
|14 weeks 11 hours ago||Ummmm||
|14 weeks 12 hours ago||Low five, everybody||
|14 weeks 12 hours ago||She seems nice||
This gif is better than anything about Jim Rome ever was or shall be.
|14 weeks 1 day 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.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Dave Revsine: I know just who OKC should hire.||
He's with our Shon Morris. Shon, what do you have for us?
|14 weeks 2 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.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Pictorial answer||
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Nick's Song (Because He Could Not Sing It)|
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Awesome fellas, let's do this again.||
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Behind Blue Eyes in action||
|14 weeks 4 days 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.
|14 weeks 4 days 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.
|14 weeks 4 days 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.
|14 weeks 4 days 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,
|14 weeks 4 days ago||A ram air turbine might be a good idea||
His motion could provide the electricity for a small city.
|14 weeks 4 days 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:
|14 weeks 4 days 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.
|15 weeks 12 hours 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?
|15 weeks 13 hours ago||A toast to all of y'all||
|15 weeks 13 hours ago||Maybe she was just filling in for a friend||
but I think this situation puts the cap on her dental career.
|15 weeks 22 hours 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.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Stunning debut, my man||
|15 weeks 2 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.
|15 weeks 2 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.
|15 weeks 2 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?
|15 weeks 3 days 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
|15 weeks 3 days 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.
|15 weeks 4 days 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.
|15 weeks 4 days 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.
|16 weeks 7 hours 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.
|16 weeks 7 hours ago||Hi||
|16 weeks 12 hours ago||It's party time||
Put on some Shonen Knife and dance away.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Clearly the ballhandler committed an offensive foul||
|16 weeks 1 day 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.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Shades of Bad Ace||
If true, Tom Beaver saw this coming a mile away.
|16 weeks 2 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.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Nom nom nom||
|16 weeks 2 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.
|16 weeks 2 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%.
|16 weeks 2 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.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Eins, zwei, g'suffa!||
|16 weeks 4 days ago||You wouldn't be familiar with our immediate influences||
Rob: Try me.
Barry: They're mostly German.
Rob: Falco, Kraftwerk, Hasselhoff?
|16 weeks 6 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.
|17 weeks 11 hours ago||I was looking for a football one with this search, but...||
|17 weeks 11 hours ago||I didn't know||
that Fran McCaffrey ever appeared on The Price Is Right.
|17 weeks 1 day 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.
|17 weeks 2 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.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||I could watch that movie forever.||
|17 weeks 3 days 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."
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Gross ticket revenue for six home games in 1994||
was probably $16.2 million or so.
|17 weeks 4 days 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.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Mine or yours?||
BTW, #3 in YouTube's "up next" video list is "How to use circular saw safely..." Relevance!
|17 weeks 4 days ago||I feel this way about Wayne's Lions||
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Branding!||
Those were part of Dave Brandon's celebrity tour rider.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Smile and shake their hands.||
|18 weeks 7 hours 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.