well that's just, like, your opinion, man
|1 week 18 hours ago||Northwest side||
I would suggest looking on Craigslist, Padmapper, or other similar sites for a rental home on the northwest side of Ann Arbor, in the Maple/Miller area. It is relatively inexpensive compared to the rest of Ann Arbor, but still within bike ride distance of campus. When we moved back to Ann Arbor in 2012, we were able to rent a 3-BR home there, within walking distance of Haisley elementary, for not much more than a 2-BR apartment near campus. Housing values have gone up a bit since then, but it's still a good bang-for-your-buck.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Spam user|
|11 weeks 3 days ago||That's why (initially) doing this through Lyft makes sense.||
When a user hails a car through Lyft, the user tells you a) where they are, and b) where they're going. Lyft/GM can make sure that they only send out the autonomous vehicles when the route between the start and finish points is well-mapped and navigable by our new robot overlords.
As techological capabilities and mapping data improve, they can gradually increase the variety of routes to which they send out the autonomous vehicles.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Bump||
Just a reminder - looks like this account is still active.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Spam||
(Is it just me, or has there been a sharp uptick in spam posters recently?)
|13 weeks 12 hours ago||The thing about the sheet throw...||
The way the sheet arcs around behind him, it's like his rage has developed a gravitational pull that sucked the folder into orbit.
|14 weeks 7 hours ago||Michigan doing pretty well so far, I'd say.||
|14 weeks 16 hours ago||Thanks for the reminder that this was happening.||
And good call on the $41.07.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Ugh.||
Which is why I spent my remaining per diem at a bar on the Riverwalk before heading to the airport.
(What are they going go do, kick me out of band?)
|15 weeks 14 hours ago||"I'd prefer some sort of nuclear option . . . ."||
*checks profile pic*
Color me shocked.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Brian Wilson||
I saw the Beach Boys 50th anniversary tour a couple of years ago. Unless his condition has improved dramatically, I doubt Brian Wilson will be doing much of anything on this summer tour.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Spam user|
|21 weeks 12 hours ago||Hmm.||
"Now that I'm done with producing offspring (please, God...) I'd love to send them to a new home."
You know, pronoun antecedent basis is a helpful thing.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||Spam, egg, sausage, and spam|
|23 weeks 6 days ago||Spam, spam, spam, spam...||
In the comments for the "how close are we" diary, there's some spam from a user named JGZ59146. Looks like he's done the same in a few other threads as well.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Beaten to the punch!||
I was about to say the same thing. See, for example, this profile of Ace. (This may also be the first public mention of Ace's ska band?)
Good idea, though. Might be worth re-starting, since there's been some turnover in the last few years.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||My vote is for...|
|30 weeks 6 days ago||1963 Caddy||
When I was in high school (early aughts), my father and I restored one of these:
A 1963 Cadillac convertible. (This isn't the exact car, but it's the right year, model, and color.) I remember that the engine compartment was so big you could literally sit in it while working on the engine.
Driving that thing felt like steering a cruise ship.
|30 weeks 6 days ago||Matt Hinton used to do this...||
Matt Hinton used to do an annual article on this topic, demonstrating that recruiting stars DO matter - players with better rankings are more likely to become all-Americans, get drafted, etc. Here's one from a couple years ago.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||Wow...||
Now I know how it feels to be Internet Famous. I'll try not to let it go to my head.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||Too bad.||
I was hoping they'd name it The Terrarium.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||Thank goodness||
Thank goodness we don't peddle cheap foreign-manufactured goods and licensed schlocky merchandise.
|34 weeks 15 hours ago||Think they could get him as the color commentator?||
|35 weeks 12 hours ago||Awful news.||
May he and his family find peace.
I've got two young boys, and I can't imagine what his parents are going through.
|36 weeks 15 hours ago||Per Brian on Twitter...||
An automated DMCA bot sent a takedown notice based on somebody's Kathy Ireland avatar. Brian missed the message from his host, so the whole site got taken down.
|36 weeks 15 hours ago||My theory on Rudock's drastic improvement...||
So he took a hit against Minnesota and hurt his shoulder, now suddenly he's on fire.
Remember this movie?
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Everything gets tougher after||
Everything gets tougher after kids, doesn't it?
|41 weeks 5 days ago||If you're a marching band fan...||
There's an open rehearsal at Michigan Stadium on Friday evening. They're prepping the halftime show, which this week features (in addition to the MMB) the brass section of the NY Philharmonic, the Choral Union, and the alumni band.
Even if the music doesn't appeal to you (or the rehearsal is just really boring), it may be a nice opportunity to enjoy some time in the stadium.
|42 weeks 5 days ago||No material.||
They don't get drunk or swear, two hallmarks of high quality schadenfreude.
|45 weeks 4 days ago||If you use Outlook for work...||
Outlook actually has a built-in RSS feed reader. Add the mgoblog feed and then you can read it within Outlook, no browser required. If someone walks too close, you can just click over to the Mail pane - much more discreet than minimizing or alt-tabbing away from your browser.
|46 weeks 4 days ago||So? Crackpot works for some people.||
|46 weeks 4 days ago||Out of curiousity...||
whereabouts do you practice? I'm a patent attorney in metro Detroit.
|46 weeks 4 days ago||My God, it's full of stars.||
|47 weeks 4 days ago||Amen||
Between having kids, working a real grown-up job, and the program collapsing upon itself, my fandom basically died over the last 5ish years. I haven't been to a game in a couple seasons, despite living in Ann Arbor. Last fall I couldn't even muster the enthusiasm to turn on the TV.
But this year... I'm getting a bit of the old feeling back too. Only a little bit, but it's a spark.
|47 weeks 4 days ago||But is it FULL Varsity?||
|47 weeks 5 days ago||I'm a little surprised nobody else brought this up...||
Given the timing, doesn't it seem likely that this is related to the nationwide push against sexual assaults on college campuses? Every article or report on the topic seems to implicate binge drinking as a major factor in many assaults. I doubt it's a coincidence that only now is the university stepping up its policing of student drinking.
|47 weeks 6 days ago||Why yes, I do watch Top Gear.||
Aston Martin Vanquish for me:
And then one of these for the wife and kids:
(Oh, and a heads-up for everyone who's experiencing the squished/stretched image: edit your post, double-click on the image, and delete the height and width in the popup window. That will let the image resize to fit the page width properly.)
|47 weeks 6 days ago||John Navarre brings to mind two things.||
One is the Buffalo Stampede play, posted above. The other is this bit of writing from Brian's college days:
|48 weeks 3 days ago||/compares "joined" dates||
|48 weeks 3 days ago||Different issue, I think.||
My understanding of airpush is that they use ads in your notification bar. What I (and I assume others) am experiencing is a browser redirect: I visit mgoblog, then while the page is loading, the browser is redirected to some other website and eventually to the play store page for some mobile app.
|48 weeks 3 days ago||I guess I should have checked here BEFORE posting...||
'cause I just posted the same thing on the board, and we're far from the only ones affected.
|48 weeks 3 days ago||Glad to know I'm not the only one...||
That was the first reason I posted.
Now as for the second reason, maybe some mod can take notice and alert our fearless leader? I doubt Brian is particularly keen on his readership being unwillingly redirected to download Game of War.
|48 weeks 5 days ago||Kookaburra||
I saw Colin Hay in concert a couple of years ago, and he was a hell of a storyteller. The gist of one of his stories was that thanks to the brief "Kookaburra" quote on the flute in the recording, he has to pay a quarter of his royalties for "Land Down Under" to the guy who owned the "Kookaburra" rights.
|51 weeks 6 days ago||4-way onion||
|51 weeks 6 days ago||Mmm, 3-way.||
|1 year 5 days ago||I came here to say the same thing.||
I'm surprised you were the first one to bring it up, since I figured that Sandman was low-hanging fruit. Gaiman's writing is fantastic as always, and McKean's cover artwork was frequently museum-worthy.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Almost forgot about this one.|
|1 year 4 weeks ago||OK Go's Chevy commercial||
The band OK Go partnered with Chevrolet to make this music video, an excerpt of which was used as a Super Bowl commercial a few years ago. I like this version of the song better than the original:
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Yeah...||
I was making that exact edit to my comment after reading the article. But now that you've commented, my ignorance is preserved for all eternity.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||*sells stock in Toys R Us*||
|1 year 11 weeks ago||30, lawyer, engineering '07, A2 resident||
Most MICHIGAN thing: I was in the marching band. My senior year, Gerald Ford passed away. There was going to be a memorial service in the Rotunda, and then Air Force One would fly the casket to Grand Rapids for his family. There was also going to be a small ceremony at the Grand Rapids airport for his family and a few dignitaries. While typically the Marine band would play at this event, Ford had specified in his will that he wanted the Michigan Marching Band. (And also that he wanted AF1 to do a fly-by of the football stadium en route.)
Gerald Ford passed away in late December of 2006, so the MMB got word of these plans while preparing for the 2007 Rose Bowl. After reaching Pasadena, we learned that the ceremony was to take place on January 2.
On January 1, 2007, we woke up at 4 AM, marched the Rose Parade, played in the Rose Bowl, went to the airport, hopped on a plane, and flew straight to Grand Rapids. The next morning we played The Victors and the Yellow and Blue while marines carried Ford's casket from the airplane to the waiting hearse. Afterwards, his son came over to tell us all how much it would have meant to his father to see us there.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Not just "several" years...||
I believe that Michigan has won every single year that EDSBS has run this event, typically by a large margin.
Unfortunately I can't think of a clever dollar amount to donate this year. I tried HARBAUGH, but that wasn't accepted.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||I almost hate to say this...||
It didn't sound like an actual Emerson quote to me, so I googled it. Apparently the speaker was one Wayne Woodrow Hayes, as quoted in Rosenberg's book War As They Knew It.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Cafe Marie||
I haven't been in a couple years, but as a former North Campus resident I enjoyed Cafe Marie, near Plymouth and Murfin. Not sure if they do takeout, though.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Red heeler, or blue?||
We have a blue heeler, and she is the best frickin' dog I've ever had.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Marching Band alumnus here . . .||
Our dogs are named Victors and Calyptors. (Tori and Callie, for short.)
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Thanks in advance to the volunteers...||
Thanks in advance, folks. I haven't really been able to keep up with this recently. (Surprise! Having a toddler makes it hard to watch the games, let alone stay active on mgoblog.)
I thought I'd weigh in real quick to answer a couple of the questions that popped up. Google makes editing the maps really straightforward. I'll add the volunteers as approved map editors and send out a quick How-To, but it's not hard. As far as knowing what places to add, I just visited the Bar Location thread every now and again and made changes based on suggestions from posters in the thread, along with any other related forum threads I saw. I also checked the "official" list to make sure the map was consistent with their locations.
m1817: that is just the list of official alumni club locations. The map is an attempt to also include "M-Friendly" bars, i.e. those that will always have the game on and have regular Michigan attendance, even if it's not sanctioned by the alumni association. If you check out the map, every blue pin indicates a non-official location (and there are a lot of them).
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Ahem...||
Now is the winter of Assault with Intent
Made more of a bummer by Csont'e York.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||If you feel like flying back for the game...||
We've got a guest room and could certainly put you up for the weekend.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||Didn't grow up a UM fan||
My parents are both Cincinnati alums, and so the only football games I ever went to growing up were UC homecoming games. My freshman year at UM was 2002, so my first Michigan game was the last second Brabbs field goal to win against Washington.
Needless to say, I was hooked.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||FYI for Ann Arbor residents:||
The Secretary of State near Maple and Dexter is the least unpleasant one I've ever had to wait at. The employees were actually... cheerful? I don't know how else to describe it, though it was the first evidence I've seen that DMV employees retain the capacity to experience positive emotions.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Right to Work||
If college athletes do successfully unionize, there could be a recruiting advantage for schools in right-to-work states. Presumably student-athletes at schools in right-to-work states (like, uh, Michigan) could not be forced to join the union as a condition of their scholarships. Schools in these states could offer recruits a choice of whether to join the union or not. This would be especially interesting in the hypothetical Brian raises, where schools collectively bargain with the union to get rid of one-and-dones.
"You want to get to the NBA as soon as possible? Commit to Michigan and don't join the union. Go to Kentucky, you're stuck there for at least two years."
(I'm not trying to get political, and not passing judgement for or against right to work laws. Merely pointing this out.)
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Avon Old Farms||
"Connecticut doesn’t exactly have the reputation of being a great football state or a place where a lot of talent comes from . . . ."
I believe that his high school, Avon Old Farms, is also the home of former Wolverine Michael Cox. So, there is at least some history of talented players from the area heading to Ann Arbor.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Can someone take over map editing duties?||
I was the one who created and maintained the map in the original thread. So, it turns out that having a 1-year-old is not really conducive to spending a ton of time on mgoblog. If someone else could take over the map, I would really appreciate it. Google maps makes it really easy to update, I just don't have the free time these days. Shoot me an email at jayloh-at-gmail-dot-com and I'll gladly hand over the reins.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Map needs a new editor||
I haven't updated the map at all this season - we had a baby in early September, so I've been a bit busy. Would anyone else be willing/able to take over as map editor? It's not hard at all. Shoot me an email: jayloh [at] gmail dot com.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Download good, streaming bad||
I've had the restart problem with Downcast, but ONLY if I try to stream the podcast rather than download it first. Once it's downloaded in its entirety, it works fine. I'm not sure how the official Apple podcasts app works, but perhaps it's a streaming issue?
(Also, I heartily recommend Downcast. It is a great, great app.)
|4 years 16 weeks ago||Paul GYARmati?||
|4 years 37 weeks ago||Why isn't he still the coach of the future?||
I thought the assumption was that he took the Tech job to build his resume before Red's inevitable retirement? My memory is that Brian or somebody reported that Dave Brandon wanted to make sure that Red's replacement had head coaching experience, which prompted Mel to look elsewhere.
|4 years 44 weeks ago||Thanks, added.||
|4 years 44 weeks ago||Baltimore location changed, apparently||
Someone left a comment on the google map that the Baltimore viewing location has been changed from Ropewalk to a place called Crazy Lil's, so I updated the map to reflect this.
|4 years 46 weeks ago||Up-to-date as of 9/2/2011||
I hadn't been in this thread for a while, so the map was a bit out-of-date. I think I've got everything updated now. If anyone knows of any other places, or sees info on the map that's incorrect, let me know and I'll fix it.
|5 years 1 day ago||Easy there, guys||
I don't read this or Misopogon's previous post as accusing Hoke of abusing medical scholarships or doing anything shady. They're pointing out that we're in the uncomfortable situation where our coach has publicly committed to taking more recruits than we were aware we had scholarships for. Now that we find out where those scholarships are coming from, it's understandable that some would cock an eyebrow.
Brian's bound to write something one way or the other, after his one-man campaign against the Saban/Nutt school of recruiting. I wouldn't be surprised if he writes essentially what all of us are thinking - if Hoke was going to Saban anyone, he'd go after the slot ninjas, not Pace and Talbott. Regardless, if he doesn't cover it in some form, we'll be seeing all the ESS-EEE-SEE bloggers call him a hypocrite.
EDIT: just to be clear, this was meant as a reply to MCalibur, MGoShoe, Don, etc.
|5 years 5 days ago||Nah, go with player names.||
Woodson for a boy, Biakabutuka for a girl. (That's a good girl's name, right?)
|5 years 1 week ago||Is it too late to kill this "B1G" thing?||
Just because the conference decides to give itself a silly new logo doesn't mean we have to buy in and use it ourselves. It only takes three more keystrokes to type out "Big 10", and it's definitely worth the effort.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Congratulations!||
Glad to hear it. Things are trending upwards, but it's still a tough market.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Offtopic, but were you able to find a biglaw job?||
I remember a thread from quite a while ago where you mentioned that OCI hadn't gone so well. Hope everything worked out.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||If a tree falls on him in the||
If a tree falls on him in the woods and nobody's around to hear it... would anybody care?
|5 years 23 weeks ago||Great music||
I gotta say, I love the background music for that highlight reel - seems perfect for a big guy like that. The only way it could get better would be if this was the soundtrack.
|5 years 27 weeks ago||I'm guessing you're at ND Law?||
I spent all last semester combing the Midwest for summer jobs, and wound up finding one with a firm in Indy. If you have an interest in talking strategy, drop me a line at jaloh [at] nlaw [dot] northwestern [dot] edu
|5 years 27 weeks ago||Truth||
With patent prosecution, you know all your deadlines far in advance. You can plan accordingly and actually, you know, have a life outside the office.
(So I've been told, anyway. I'll find out for sure this summer and report back.)
|5 years 27 weeks ago||Networking is key||
I know a couple weaker students who got summer jobs long before I did, because they knew the right people at the right firms.
Also, your first semester grades don't have much bearing on your final GPA. My first semester was pretty average, but it's come up every semester since then.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||I should clarify,||
I'm not sure if he meant they were working with YouTube and Justin.tv in a general, ongoing sense, or if he was talking about some new specific push.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||2L||
And it's every bit as bad as everyone says it is.
|5 years 46 weeks ago||Thanks, updated.||
|5 years 46 weeks ago||Let's give him some credit||
He was probably booed at more than once.
|5 years 48 weeks ago||I wish him the best, but...||
I think it may be more a reflection of the Raiders' talent than Stevie's.
|5 years 48 weeks ago||...will repeat 40-year-old platitudes?||
Look, I love the quote in it's original context, and the historical significance is great. That being said, deploying it every single time a player leaves really diminishes its meaning.
|5 years 48 weeks ago||Sports Bar and Grill and Bodeans have multiple locations||
Will they all show UM games?
And am I correct in assuming that these are all just sports bars that show a ton of games? Or is one an official UM alumni gathering spot?
|5 years 49 weeks ago||Up-to-date as of 8/15||
I've got everything from the thread in the map as of today. I've also reorganized a bit - there were so many bars, I had to clean things up to make it easier to use. Good problem to have, I guess.
Is it kickoff yet? I can't wait to head to Duffy's or Mad River for the UConn game.
|6 years 12 hours ago||When my wife started watching football with me...||
She would stick up for Pam Ward, and call me sexist when I complained about her announcing. Now that she knows a bit more, she complains even worse than I do - if there's going to be a token female announcer, Mrs. Lo wants it to be someone who's going to represent the gender well.
|6 years 2 weeks ago||Hmm...||
Is the interest in Willie Beavers due to his football skills, or just his fantastic name?
|6 years 3 weeks ago||Is it at the M-Den yet?||
I'll be in A2 this weekend, and thought I'd swing by to pick up a copy if it's there - faster than waiting for it to be shipped.
|6 years 4 weeks ago||You forgot...||
|6 years 4 weeks ago||How do you think he got so many?||
One point per post * 10 posts per argument * 12 arguments per day = a lot of mgopoints.
|6 years 5 weeks ago||Honestly? Me.||
I had a sexy-sounding job too: I designed jet engines. The new joint strike fighter? I did some work on that engine. My coworkers designed the engines for the F22 raptor (that was before I started working there). And you know what? It was no fun whatsoever - just a lot of long hours in poorly-lit cubicles for not nearly enough money.
I was half-joking in my first post - I really do have a lot of respect for the folks who stick with engineering. My classmates and profs at UM were the smartest group of people I've ever worked with, and I say that as a current student at a top-10 law school. That doesn't change the fact that most of the engineers I keep in touch with are no happier than I was, and not a one of them gets the pay or appreciation they deserve.
|6 years 5 weeks ago||Yeah, that's the plan.||
Fortunately there's quite a few IP firms here in Chicago, so I'm hopeful that I'll be able to land something good when I'm done (still have two years to go). Good luck finding a job, it's rough out there.
|6 years 5 weeks ago||My father has one of those from his college days.||
When I was a kid and first saw it in the closet, I thought he must have been a huge chemistry dork to want to carry test tubes with him all the time.
|6 years 5 weeks ago||And me...||
Of course, I decided to go to law school instead. Look elsewhere in the thread to see how that turned out.
|6 years 5 weeks ago||"Engineering sucks."||
Seriously, the happiest engineers I know are the ones who aren't engineers anymore.
|6 years 5 weeks ago||Hence my suggestion to limit this to scholarship athletes.||
If you add up all the scholarship athletes at UM, there's probably... what, 200ish? I'm thinking the work-study would probably average out to around 400/mo per player, which comes out to around $320k per semester across the entire athletic department. I am probably a bit spoiled by UM's huge budget, but that doesn't sound like a massive amount for most major athletic departments.
For schools that have trouble with that amount... well, it may encourage some of the programs that aren't competitive, can't put butts in the seats, and don't get eyes on the TV sets to drop down to Division 1AA. This is getting into a whole new topic, but programs like EMU and FIU are a net drain on university coffers, and may be better served in a lower division.
*Edited for spelling. Sorry, the original was input on my phone while I dodged a hurricane here in Chicago.
|6 years 5 weeks ago||Don't know about you,||
I got paid for UROP.
|6 years 5 weeks ago||Right.||
I didn't mean to suggest that it would be legal right now, just that it would only require a minor rule change compared to giving athletes some sort of semi-pro status.
|6 years 8 weeks ago||Truth bomb:||
I answer to all three of those names.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||Interesting - didn't know about the fingerprinting.||
I guess Google's being proactive. I did a little research and came across this article, which gives a good summary of the whole Viacom/Google copyright suit.
It looks like that case is going to turn on whether Google's old policy (not actively policing, just waiting for notice from the copyright holder) is really sufficient for the Safe Harbor provision in the DMCA. They were complying with the letter of the law, because they were taking down videos as soon as they got notice. However, they weren't really abiding by the spirit - they were aware that large amounts of copyrighted material was being posted, but they counted on being safe because they didn't have specific knowledge of which videos were infringing on a copyright. (The relevant portion of the DMCA is here, look at (c)(1)(A).)
Honestly, this is really shitty for google. If they don't use this fingerprinting system, they're probably going to be liable for contributory infringement because of all the copyrighted material that gets put up. When they do police the videos, they're going to wind up flagging a bunch of content (like the Hitler videos) that's almost certainly fair use, so there would be no liability for it anyway. They're choosing to err on the side of "please don't sue us."
|6 years 11 weeks ago||Yeah, you're right||
We haven't spend much time on the DMCA yet in class, so I was a bit hazy on the process. Still, the point is that google is doing this to protect themselves from liability, not because they really want to censor videos.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||Re: youtube||
Google isn't pulling the Downfall parodies because they're taking it upon themselves to enforce copyright law, it's to protect their own ass. Hypothetically, every time someone posts a YouTube video that infringes someone's copyright, Google can be held liable for contributory infringment. So they try to do a good job policing the videos to protect themselves, and sometimes they get a bit over-zealous.
|6 years 12 weeks ago||Fixes||
EDIT: Looks like it's already taken care of.
Don't worry Tom, html is a wily enemy. Like velociraptors.
|6 years 13 weeks ago||Another way to think about it...||
The finder acquires a certain property right in the phone when he picks it up; i.e. it's his until Apple comes calling (with the requirement that he make a reasonable effort to return it). When he sold it to Gizmodo, he can only transfer the property right that he owns - the finder's right.
So, if he transferred his interest to Gizmodo, they would have the same rights and obligations as any finder. From their side of the story, it sounds like they were contacting Apple about returning the phone, and when Apple asked for it back, they returned it. Everything seems above board there... (or at least, that's how I'd describe the situation if I were Gizmodo's attorney).
Admittedly, I haven't started outlining for Property Law yet, so this may not be exactly correct.
EDIT: going over my notes, it looks like the above would be true if the phone were lost, meaning the owner had no idea where to find it. In this case, the phone was mislaid, meaning the owner accidentally left it behind but probably knew where it was. Generally speaking, for mislaid property the "locus owner" (bar owner, in this case) is supposed to get possession of the item until the owner retrieves it. I'm not sure if the finder committed theft by taking it with him... maybe.
Sorry for the brain dump, but this is what you get for bringing up Property Law while I'm studying for finals.
|6 years 13 weeks ago||Scare tactics||
I think it's mostly Apple rattling Gizmodo's cage for outing their new gadget. Apple is famously tight-lipped about their upcoming toys, and having a prototype on display like that had to be like seeing your hot young girlfriend in Playboy.
They could probably stretch and make a claim that Gizmodo knew that the phone was not the property of the "seller", and so they were basically receiving stolen property. There's no way it would go to trial, though. Gizmodo turned the phone back over to Apple, so I doubt they'd get much more than a slap on the wrist under any circumstances.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||I always called my homebrew "Responsibly".||
That way, no matter how many I had, I was ALWAYS drinking responsibly.
|6 years 15 weeks ago||I call BS||
I've heard your trombone playing - now THAT'S nails on a chalkboard.
Seriously though, I read a while ago that perfect pitch is a mutation, so anyone with that skill truly is a freak.
|6 years 17 weeks ago||It's A factor, but not the driving one.||
The biggest thing that controls whether or not something is "fair use" is economic impact. If there were a substantial number of viewers who were going to IrishEnvy rather than mgoblog, Brian would lose ad revenue - courts would consider this an impact on the market. But, as Brian points out, IrishEnvy gets a piddling number of viewers, most of whom probably wouldn't visit mgoblog anyway.
So, although it sounds dumb, this guy is safe because he runs a crappy messageboard that nobody reads. He's protected by his own obscurity.
|6 years 20 weeks ago||Maybe I'm alone here||
But I think that Dominick's is never, never OT. I don't care what forum or website you're on, sangria and constant buzz are always an appropriate subject.
|6 years 22 weeks ago||Ocarina of Time||
Ocarina continues to be one of my all-time favorites - I go back to it every couple years, and it never gets old. Also, gamerankings.com ranks it the #1 game of all time, so it's got that going for it too.
Of course, how you weigh that bit of evidence probably corresponds with your opinion of recruiting sites.
|6 years 22 weeks ago||Y'all probably know my wife's||
Y'all probably know my wife's family too. She was just commenting that her brother and Evan were friends from way back. Huron high?
|6 years 23 weeks ago||Let me know which one is the UM bar||
and I'll put it on the list. I could take a chance and guess, but it would be like setting up a reaaally awkward game of Russian roulette.
|6 years 23 weeks ago||Sounds like European Soccer...||
Which we all know is only two steps from communism. WHY DO YOU HATE AMERICA?
|6 years 28 weeks ago||If there's any justice in this world,||
you'll be negbanged into oblivion.
|6 years 31 weeks ago||I don't remember that either.||
Maybe he was "injured".
Then again, considering how often every other player on the team went down with some serious injury or another, Hawthorne's leg could have fallen off and it would have gotten lost in the noise.
|6 years 32 weeks ago||I think that was largely a matchup problem...||
Cincinnati's D-line this year is undersized, so lining up against a power-running offense was a real struggle for them. (Why does that sound familiar?)
And like I said, I'm not claiming Kelly's a defensive genius, but I think you have to give him some respect for putting together an above-average defense after replacing 10 starters (4 of them drafted!) at Cincinnati, of all places.
|6 years 32 weeks ago||NSFMF||
The Bearcats just had 4 defensive players drafted (3 of them from the secondary) after a year where they were ranked somewhere around 30th in total D. This year, they had to replace 10(!) starters on D, and they're still in the top 50. Kelly's no Bo Pellini, but the meme about him not playing defense isn't necessarily 100% accurate.
|6 years 32 weeks ago||Loved this quote earlier in the article:||
"Purdue's Drew Brees needs a strong individual workout to answer some of the questions that remain after the combine regarding his ability to throw the ball down the field effectively."
Wonder how that worked out?
|6 years 32 weeks ago||TA-NOO-TAH NO SCARED! ME BLITZ!||
(If you're confused, read this. Now.)
|6 years 32 weeks ago||It worked for Omameh,||
It worked for Omameh, apparently.
|6 years 33 weeks ago||In terms of success, BK = RR||
I think that if you look at recruiting rankings, Cincinnati was at least as talent-deficient relative to the Big East when Kelly took over as WVU was when Rodriguez took over there, and Kelly has arguably had even more success - I don't think WVU ever went undefeated.
Admittedly, we know that transitions can be rough no matter how good a track record the coach has. I think that the difference between Weis's system and Kelly's is a whoooole lot less than the difference between Carr's and Rodriguez's, though.
|6 years 33 weeks ago||Skyline||
Skyline chili, Montgomery Inn ribs, and Graeter's ice cream.
Hell, now that I think of it, Weis will probably interview for the Cincy job if Kelly leaves.
|6 years 33 weeks ago||I'm partial to my Palm Pre||
Slick OS, combination of touchscreen and physical keyboard, and Sprint's 3G coverage ain't too shabby. My only complaint so far is that interesting apps have been hard to come by, but if you're a techie the homebrew scene is thriving.
In the interests of full disclosure I have to admit that my wife hates it, but that's mostly because it isn't an iphone (apple fangirl...)
|6 years 35 weeks ago||Yup...||
|6 years 36 weeks ago||It was the one with "Bad Ass||
It was the one with "Bad Ass Motherfucker" written on it.
|6 years 36 weeks ago||Then back on the list it||
Then back on the list it goes.
|6 years 39 weeks ago||Dunno...||
I'm not sure, that came off of Bouje's spreadsheet... maybe somebody got it confused with Mad River in Chicago, which is a UM bar?
|6 years 40 weeks ago||Good call on the Milwaukee thing - updated.||
Is there a regular UM gathering at Fanatics, or was this specially arranged for the Iowa game?
|6 years 40 weeks ago||That's a nice tie you have||
That's a nice tie you have there.
|6 years 40 weeks ago||Thanks, although Buckley's is||
Thanks, although Buckley's is already on there. Is Rocksport not doing Michigan football at all anymore?
|6 years 40 weeks ago||Shameless self promotion...||
I put together a google map over the weekend with all of the bar suggestions from the spreadsheet:
Or I could just save you some time and tell you that it looks like people prefer the Fox & Hounds in Dallas and Fort Worth.
|6 years 41 weeks ago||Cool, added to the map.||
I've got everything from Bouje's list in there too. It's actually pretty damn impressive when you zoom out and look at the whole US.
|6 years 41 weeks ago||Thanks, I've added it to the||
Thanks, I've added it to the map. Is this an official alumni association bar?
|6 years 41 weeks ago||Yeah, that'll teach me to||
Yeah, that'll teach me to search the site before posting. Bouje apparently has a spreadsheet here:
If it's cool with him, I'll just use that list as a starting point and copy everything over to the map.
EDIT - damn, you beat me to the link.
|6 years 42 weeks ago||YAM?||
I'm mostly just wondering whether that whole Chargers TD drive could be classified as "Yards after Mundy".
|6 years 43 weeks ago||But then you're getting away from red zone stats...||
The whole idea of red zone stats is to measure how well your offense does when you've got the opposing defense backed into a corner. Yes, it's a somewhat arbitrary system, but it is what it is.
Our offense's ability to make long plays is great - yet we're only a middle of the pack Big 10 team when it comes to putting up points once we get close to the goal line.
|6 years 43 weeks ago||Simplify||
What up, Jeag?
The issue with more complicated metrics is that not all of this stuff is readily available (at least, not on the NCAA site). For the red zone stats they keep, a missed field goal equals a blocked field goal equals a turnover equals a failed fourth down conversion.
Now, you could approximate the sort of stat you're talking about, by taking
I think I'm going to lean towards the points per red zone trip metric that someone suggested earlier, as that's pretty damn easy to calculate, and it reflects the main goal of the defense: keep points off the board.
For anyone who wants to take a look at the numbers, I'm getting them here:
|6 years 43 weeks ago||That's a good idea...||
Points per red zone attempt is much more intuitive than a nebulous percentage or efficiency... the question is scoring. The data I have doesn't tell me whether each touchdown was followed by a PAT, a 2-point conversion, or whatever. Should I just round and assume everything is worth 7 points? Not sure what the best method is. I could put something together, though.
EDIT - I just noticed that they actually have total red zone points in with the rest of the data... I can use that to calculate points per red zone trip. I think I'll do that when I look at the offense later, since that's essentially the type of metric I'm going for here.
|6 years 43 weeks ago||Interesting concept, but||
Interesting concept, but there's no way to do that without getting a lot more data. All that's on the NCAA website is the number of red zone drives, TDs, and FGs - although it does break down TDs into rushing vs. passing, which I might look at later.
|6 years 43 weeks ago||Could be done without too||
Could be done without too much difficulty - I'll try to look at it tonight.
|6 years 43 weeks ago||Partially because a TD||
Partially because a TD doesn't always result in 7 points - sometimes you miss the PAT, sometimes you go for two. Mostly it's because I like round numbers, and using a 50% weighting is a pretty good approximation. If I do this again in a few weeks, I'll take a little more time and see if using a 7:3 ratio makes much of a difference.
|6 years 43 weeks ago||Alright, now it's done...||
Sorry for hitting save before I had the numbers in - didn't mean to leave you all hanging.
|6 years 45 weeks ago||I think you missed the point.||
Chris wasn't saying that OSU is dying, but that the offensive style of football they use is a waste of talent, and it's being left by the wayside. Sure they're probably at least 50-50 to win the Big 10 again, but it's largely because they recruit like nobody's business.
|6 years 45 weeks ago||MINOR RAGE!!||
I would think that based on the relative strength of ND's secondary compared with their D-line, our gameplan will probably be to run it down their throats all day. Obviously having Hemingway out would be bad, but I think that having Minor healthy(ish) is going to be more important.
|6 years 47 weeks ago||Good read, thanks for posting this.||
Just as an etiquette FYI, though - you shouldn't copy and paste the whole article over here, you can just use an excerpt or highlight. Web revenue is based on clicks, and if the whole article is here, readers don't have an incentive to click and read the original.
Edit - oops, bouje beat me to it. Sorry for repeating.
|6 years 47 weeks ago||...and then threw a pick.||
Yeah, not a great night for him so far.
|6 years 49 weeks ago||Steller?||
No, they just meant that these guys would have done better.
|6 years 49 weeks ago||That's no pharmaceutical company... it's a space station!||
Or a defense contractor, anyway. The stadium is on the grounds of the main facility for Pratt and Whitney, a jet engine manufacturer. Pratt donated some land that used to be an airstrip to the state of CT around 2000, and it was used to build a stadium for UConn.
I used to work at Pratt and spent a decent amount of time in East Hartford, so if anyone wants to know a little more about the area let me know.
|6 years 49 weeks ago||It's more than just punishment||
Whether there's a rational basis for it or not, as fans we like to hold Michigan to a higher standard than other schools - hard to justify that while our APR is nosediving.
|6 years 50 weeks ago||Dear lord, people...||
I'm as pissed about Sparty's behavior as anyone, but look at this board - we sound like them. Replace all the "MSU"s with "UM"s and vice-versa, and this could pass for an RCMB post. We're a better program and fanbase than they are, and we know it - we don't need to obsess about them the way they do us.
EDIT - I know there are worse offenders on the Mgoboard, but I've been getting fed up with all the Dantonio/MSU stuff recently and this post had the bad luck of being the first Sparty-centric thing I read today.
|6 years 50 weeks ago||That's what I'm thinking too.||
I'm not sure how I feel about it - on the one hand, it does creep me out that people make a living by telling fans where high school kids will go to college. On the other hand though, it IS the analysts' job, and someone passing along that info for free could cut into their bottom line.
|6 years 51 weeks ago||First name, last initial?||
Then we'd have Terry T., which makes me think of a whole other player...
"You're in for a special serving of PAIN-cake, and you WON'T want seconds!"
If you're confused: http://tinyurl.com/ssptq
|6 years 51 weeks ago||So you're saying it's going to happen?||
Not trying to jinx the kid, but you can definitely see a trend.
|6 years 51 weeks ago||COOOOOOOOOOOCKKKKKK...||
Someone had to do it.
|6 years 51 weeks ago||That's quite an epic post||
That's quite an epic post there, but I want to touch on the point you made about Boerma and Haithcock not caring about football. To me, that's the single biggest difference between the way that Nix (the previous director) ran the band and the way Boerma runs it. Jamie Nix was a football fan who also happened to be a band director; Boerma is a band director whose job happens to involve football. You can see it in their attitude on the sidelines - during big plays, Nix would be jumping up and down screaming like a madman, whereas Boerma often just looks confused about what's going on. Nix wasn't perfect as a director, but he understood what your average football fan wanted to see/hear because he WAS a football fan. Boerma and Haithcock could really use a dose of that.
|6 years 51 weeks ago||Isn't Furman a linebacker?||
I don't really see how getting Furman helps WRT missing on a safety prospect, unless one of them is a possible position switcher?
|6 years 51 weeks ago||He transferred to Cincinnati.||
He transferred to Cincinnati. I think he was academically ineligible though, and never made it on the field there either. Too bad, what a waste of a great name.
Also, didn't he have a little brother named "Sir" or something similar? I vaguely remember hearing that somewhere.
|6 years 51 weeks ago||Ditto, same situation here -||
Ditto, same situation here - my last year in band was the last year with Jamie Nix as director. The first game I went back in A2 the following fall (Boerma's first year), I went to check out the band. First observation: they were much quieter. Second observation: they were doing a freaking Cirque du Soleil show.
I threw up in my mouth a little bit.
|6 years 51 weeks ago||We did the Simpsons theme as||
We did the Simpsons theme as part of a cartoon show in... 2006, I think? That might be a little weird to play in the middle of the game, though.
|6 years 51 weeks ago||It would help a lot if said||
It would help a lot if said band director would let the band turn it up to 11. The band CAN be loud; anyone remember Bohemian Rhapsody from a few years ago? Right now, they're trying to change the band's focus and make it more musical, as opposed to entertaining. If you want more damn sound, write an email to the director (Boerma) or the director of bands at the school of music (Haithcock) and maybe they'll let the band cut loose a little bit.
|6 years 51 weeks ago||Yeah, I made it down for that||
Yeah, I made it down for that one - and as a New Haven resident, I was pulling for Yale too. That was a fun 0-fer weekend, dammit.
|6 years 51 weeks ago||It just figures...||
After living in Connecticut for the past few years, I'm packing up and moving back to the midwest next week. Of course NOW is the time they talk about actually playing a game out this way. Grr arrrgh.
|7 years 11 hours ago||Really?||
I can't tell if you meant that comment seriously or not, but I didn't read the "least vested interest" bit as an insult. I think it was an honest observation that Lynch was probably the most impartial commentator on matters pertaining to BCS standings. A harsh truth for IU fans, but not inaccurate.
|7 years 5 days ago||I've been saying for a couple||
I've been saying for a couple years that there should be a bowl game at Lambeau, preferably a Big 10 vs SEC matchup. We could even call it the LamBowl.
|7 years 1 week ago||There were a couple Indiana||
There were a couple Indiana Jones fragments in that John Williams show. We weren't able to put it on our cd because of the iffy copyright scenario, but we did record it. If you happen to know anyone who was in band in 2002 (or was it 2003? Help me here, Ameed) we got copies of the recording. I don't think I have mine anymore, or I'd hook you up.
|7 years 1 week ago||Laziness||
He was rated very highly as a freshman in last year's version, IIRC. Without any playing time to re-evaluate him on, I guess they decided to keep him awesome. Hopefully he will be in real life, too.
|7 years 1 week ago||I always seem to forget that||
I always seem to forget that Mike Hart wasn't the only one to get carries between 2004 and 2007. That's not intended as a slight on any of the other guys who were on our roster, more a reflection on what a workhorse Hart was.
There are exceptions of course - I'll always remember that Jackson game against Iowa, Carlos Brown against Illinois '07, a couple others. But I would never have believed that Grady picked up almost 500 yards in 2005.
|7 years 1 week ago||YPC is off for MSU RBs||
I didn't check anything else, but that 2.0 number jumped out at me... unless I'm missing something, that should be 3.25 per carry (325 yards over 100 carries). Still not nearly as good as our RBs, but slightly better than it looks.
Anyway, nice work on putting all this together. I'm feeling like Cartman in that South Park episode about the Wii... I'm strongly considering freezing myself for the next two months so I don't have to wait any longer for football!
|7 years 1 week ago||Thanks, that's good to hear.||
Thanks, that's good to hear. The problem with vague rumors is that they could be anything - if it's just being a little chippy on the field, then BFD.
Edit: I would +1 you for the helpful answer, but IE6 doesn't like the thumbs up/down buttons.
|7 years 1 week ago||Woah dude, chill. I skimmed||
Woah dude, chill. I skimmed that thread yesterday and didn't see anything other than people mentioning that he had an iffy reputation. If there were any other details then I missed them.
As I said, I have faith that the coaches know what they're doing - it doesn't make me suddenly 100% unconcerned, though.
|7 years 1 week ago||Awesome, he sounds like a||
Awesome, he sounds like a heck of a talent.
I'm a little worried about the behavioral issues we keep hearing about... does anyone know whether this is a "in the past" thing (a la Cornelius Jones) or if this is a recurring problem?
I have confidence that our coaches wouldn't have offered him if they thought he would be trouble, but it's still a bit concerning.
|7 years 1 week ago||Jeag, a girlfriend who can't||
Jeag, a girlfriend who can't handle the Beerbelly is a girlfriend that isn't worth keeping.
|7 years 2 weeks ago||Ditto on Ben Folds. I caught||
Ditto on Ben Folds. I caught his solo piano tour when he was at Hill Auditorium, and that was freakin' incredible. He's a great performer, and the acoustics in there are awesome.
|7 years 2 weeks ago||Nice work... but who are the||
Nice work... but who are the 3 people who voted for the gymnastics unis over the football blues? That's bordering on heresy, in my book.
|7 years 2 weeks ago||Yeah, that would be a real||
Yeah, that would be a real improvement - cluttering threads with posters showing off their e-manliness by calling out the guy who gave them negative points. No offense, but how is knowing who gave you a thumbs-down going to help? In most cases I've seen where a post has received a large number of negative points, it's because of blatant douchery by the poster. I don't think there's much random thumbs-downing going on.
|7 years 2 weeks ago||Part of the problem is that||
Part of the problem is that there are a lot more posters on the board than there used to be. Don't get me wrong, having more people on the board will encourage more discussion, but a certain percentage of the new folks will be morons/trolls/whatever. As their numbers grow we need more effective self-policing tools, or Brian's going to be spending more time using the ban-hammer than he does writing posts. Nobody wants that, not even the trolls.
What's in place right now is just a starting point that will be refined as Brian tweaks the system (and we posters figure out what to do with it).
|7 years 2 weeks ago||I'd just like to mention that||
I'd just like to mention that I'm on my Palm Pre right now, and the site looks just fine. The obvious solution is new phones for everyone!
|7 years 2 weeks ago||If I remember correctly, one||
If I remember correctly, one of the VB guys has actually worked with Tom Beaver (in real life, not on the interwebs). I believe the phrase he used to describe him was "creepy gnome", or something along those lines.
|7 years 3 weeks ago||I honestly think that this||
I honestly think that this whole points system is just part of an experiment for Brian's masters thesis in game theory. What strategies can people use to maximize their points? How do you "win"?
"I call this game... Blogger's dilemma."
|7 years 4 weeks ago||I heard that he might have died of food poisoning...||
Because when they found him he had ten year old nuts in his mouth.
|7 years 4 weeks ago||Yeah, that was the sort of||
Yeah, that was the sort of game that made seniors come back for their 5th year and hope to suck less.
Also, the gamechanging performance: offensive holding.
|7 years 4 weeks ago||I had one friend who, for the||
I had one friend who, for the rest of Ecker's career, would start wildly screaming "Pitch it! Pitch the damn ball!" whenever Ecker got a reception. Sort of a PTSD thing, I guess.
Why did you bring this up, exactly? Do you really like seeing grown men cry?
|7 years 4 weeks ago||We all know it's just a lame||
We all know it's just a lame attempt to bump your point total.
|7 years 4 weeks ago||Todd Reesing?||
I've only seen a couple Kansas games, but that's the image I have in my head for Tate: shortish, scrambly, and somehow always making plays.
Argh, why isn't it football season yet? I can't wait to talk about, you know, GAMES.
|7 years 4 weeks ago||Is it just me, or does that||
Is it just me, or does that Bill Smith guy look like the food critic from Ratatouille?
|7 years 4 weeks ago||I would just like to mention||
I would just like to mention that I think it was partially my suggestion that got the ball rolling on the whole automated-moderation thing. Of course, as an infrequent poster I now don't have enough points to start a new topic. Hooray unforseen consequences.
|7 years 5 weeks ago||This is yet another excuse of||
This is yet another excuse of people using the internet as a replacement for their brains.
Good article, though; I'll clip it to my Evernote so I remember it later.
|7 years 8 weeks ago||Sweet Baby Ray's is good, but||
Sweet Baby Ray's is good, but for me no sauce will EVER beat Montgomery Inn (available at every Kroger.)
-slightly biased Cincinnati native
|7 years 12 weeks ago||I was once mistaken for||
I was once mistaken for Graham Brown, by virtue of being a tall gumpy white guy in a warm-up jersey. Does that count?
And yes, I signed an autograph for the guy. I still feel a little bad about that.
|7 years 13 weeks ago||Yeah, somebody (I think||
Yeah, somebody (I think either Brian or SMQB/Doc Saturday) did a feature on this a couple years ago, and found that when you look at a percentage basis rather than raw numbers, it was something like an order of magnitude difference in terms of likelihood of being drafted early. I'll try to find the article and link it here.
|7 years 14 weeks ago||They Might Be Giants||
Istanbul would be sweet... I know they have a couple other songs that would work well, but I'm drawing a blank at the moment. I'll edit the post later if I think of any more.
|7 years 19 weeks ago||That game was pretty awesome.||
That game was pretty awesome. Also, that Tunison guy was the coolest ref in the history of sports - I don't think I've ever seen an official tossing candy to the student section before. I think we might have to change the "We want Shegos" chant, but "We want Tunison" just doesn't flow as well.
|7 years 19 weeks ago||I can't speak as to what||
I can't speak as to what would look better on applications; I got into UM without any AP classes (of course, I went to a podunk school that didn't offer any).
However, I did want to mention that even if your son does get AP credit, it wouldn't hurt for him to retake those classes when he gets to college. I was a peer advisor for the College of Engineering, and several times I worked with kids who were struggling in upper level courses because their high school AP classes 'taught the test' rather than the material. If it's not a huge financial crunch (and not to make any assumptions, but he's going to a Catholic prep school...) it would behoove him to take those classes again once he gets to college. It should be a fairly easy A (which would count toward his GPA, unlike the AP credit) and it would make sure that he really knows what he needs to know before taking the higher level courses.
Just a thought.
|7 years 24 weeks ago||Pardon me for offending your||
Pardon me for offending your delicate sensibilities... I don't care what uniform the kid wears on Saturdays - I saw someone making a goofy face in a picture and thought it was funny. If you think a winged helmet should make someone immune from a little light-hearted humor, then that's your business. Personally, I think we should be able to laugh at everyone equally.
Or maybe you're just in a trollish mood... I can't really tell this early in the morning.
|7 years 24 weeks ago||In Storrs? Not much.||
Storrs is in the middle of nowhere... If you're looking for stuff to do, I think you'd have a little more luck in Hartford (or New Haven, if you don't mind driving - the area around Yale is a lot like Ann Arbor.)
|7 years 26 weeks ago||You don't think that adding||
You don't think that adding an extra in-conference game for EVERY team in the conference would get better ratings than the cupcake games we have now? If we added one team (or god forbid, three) to the Big 10, we'd get the addition of one marquee game in the form of a championship, and devalue a bunch of other games. I personally don't think that would add to the prestige of the conference (is the ACC more prestigious than the Pac 10?), and I would think the money/ratings would be a wash.