good luck with that
|12 hours 40 min ago||Hold on hold on||
What if everyone on Michigan was 9" tall?
mmmm, Mini-Michigan 72, Utah 3.
Wait, is it a Mini-Harbaugh? No. Full Sized Harbaugh.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Keith Washington||
Was his dad a Bears fan? Because in 2001 the Bears DTs were Keith Traylor and Ted Washington.
They were both 350# DTs, part of why Urlacher was so great. Seeing "keith, washington, and return" in the same sentance reminded me of this:
|1 day 18 hours ago||I did too||
Amazon Prime members (like me) will get their books tomorrow on the official release date.
That said, they had 250 copies at a book signing... according to the sidebar there are copies in Ann Arbor today too. I don't think this is abnormal.
|1 day 18 hours ago||I was there as well||
Great time. I'm only 100 pages in... got to get reading!
I think michigan fans will eat this book up, but so far it's a GREAT expose on what "not to do" from a leadership standpoint. Anyone who is going to be in a leadership role could gain knowledge from this book
|4 days 14 hours ago||I'm up for a good Chavruta if||
I'm up for a good Chavruta if you are. Maybe the thought is that size would help mitigate the experience issue? Were he 270 and being asked to block for the first time, we'd expect that to go better than a 220# guy blocking for the first time?
|4 days 14 hours ago||A Guess||
He hasn't played TE yet. He was a 220lb wideout in high school. For Bunting to be effective he's got to learn to block DEs, and he's not going to be as developed as Butt. If Bunting was a 3rd year TE at 252, it'd probably be less of an issue.
|5 days 12 hours ago||Happy Gilmore was wonderful when I was 13||
Rewatches do not hold up. Same with Billy Madison. Although Veronica Vaughn is still a piece of ACE
|6 days 11 hours ago||A man walks into a bar||
A man walks into a bar and sees a man dressed as a pirate - hat, eyepatch, parrot, the works - sitting at the bar having a drink. The man notices that the pirate isn't wearing any clothes, but has a giant ship's steering wheel fastened to himself over his crotch.
The man sits down at the bar, orders his drink, and asks the bartender "What's up with the steering wheel?" The bartender says he's not sure, he doesn't pry.
After a few more drinks the man figures he has to learn why this pirate has a giant steering wheel over his crotch. He walks over to the pirate and asks... "I'm sorry, I have to ask, what are you doing with that steering wheel?"
The pirate says "YARRR.... I don't know.... but it's DRIVIN ME NUTS!"
|6 days 16 hours ago||Best part of the Northwestern GIF?||
Northwester recovered the fumble on the M25... and ended up punting.
|6 days 17 hours ago||Favorite OT threads?||
Personally it was CREX, with a close second to the dog anal gland one. What's yours?
|6 days 19 hours ago||Yep||
So maybe give Shane a quarter, a half even. Give me one FOOTBALL reason that Shane started the 2nd half?
I can't find the first half box, but 2.6 YPA with 0 TDs and a pick? It was absolutely clear that Shane was not better than Devin.
|1 week 12 hours ago||Agreed||
Does Schiano even have a job? Who wants to hire him after that kneel-down-busch-league thing he pulled while the Bucs' coach?
|1 week 12 hours ago||Tried to edit||
I tried to put this in an edit, but the fact that Shane wasn't pulled despite having a bad game/half/whatever (I've tried to eliminate my memory of that game) just reeks of "My boss told me to do it this way, so I'm doing it this way."
The plan was to play Shane. So Shane was going to play.
|1 week 12 hours ago||Personnel||
I would not be shocked if Brandon had decided that Morris should start the Minnesota game. And stay in the game despite his ineffectiveness, injury not included.
Source: no one who knows football thought Shane gave us the best chance to win, especially after a couple of series.
|1 week 13 hours ago||GT2 RS?||
The rest of your life might not be that long!
|1 week 15 hours ago||When in Sant'Agata||
When in Sant'Agata Bolognese...
|1 week 15 hours ago||Upgrade|
|1 week 15 hours ago||S1?||
You mean this:
right? I mean, good choice either way. Although if you're going new I'd take the clubsport
|1 week 15 hours ago||6X6||
Watched that top gear episode yesterday. When Hammond goes airborne I said "shit" out loud. Cut to him driving, saying "SHIIiiiiiIT"
|1 week 15 hours ago||Usher got the voice to make your booty go||
I'm in the club with my homies, tryna get a lil' v-I,
|1 week 15 hours ago||Good choices||
The wife has always wanted a GC (well, another. She had one in High School/college) but we'll never spring for the SRT. With my caveats though... sure! She can have one.
Although maybe we'll wait for the rumored Hellcat model... (google TrackHawk)
|1 week 15 hours ago||I'll get my answer in||
For me: 959 Sport, not the Komfort. I've got AWD, I've got an off road gear, I've got only a 2.7L engine so it'll be good on gas (chortles). I've got one of 337 and no you can't have it.
For the wife? Something with space, something efficient, etc. How about a Cayenne S-E Hybrid? Either that or a Grand Cherokee SRT-8.
|1 week 1 day ago||Yup||
He plans to finish 2nd for the Heisman
|1 week 1 day ago||Close||
"Going for Two, up by 20" Jim Harbaugh and Michigan's 16th straight National Title
|1 week 1 day ago||DL Flexibility||
I agree, I think the plan might be to see who can do what. The coaches talked about a nose playing the 1 tech, or 0, or shading, etc. Same with DTs and DEs. They've talked about knowing techniques rather than "positions". Maybe they wanted DTs to get better rush samples against the tackles? Maybe everyone was tearing up Braden and thus Strobel went against him most of the day?
I think the DL is going to be very multiple, in formation, personnel, etc. Probably just getting work in.
|1 week 1 day ago||Read 3 & Out||
This isn't Bacon's first book
|1 week 4 days ago||It's simple||
Brandon's the reason Hoke had the job in the first place.
|1 week 4 days ago||Other users||
Sure, don't have sympathy for the skeezy spouse looking to cheat on their skeezy spouse. But what about everyone else on this site? There have been lots of posts about various users recently, some are single dudes looking for cougars. Some are single girls looking for sugar daddies. Some are happily married people in open relationships. Two posts I saw pop up on my twitter feed concerned a guy who is married, but whos wife knows he's on there and what he does as she has a medical condition - they dont want their kids/friends/etc to know though. The other post was about a gay man from Saudi Arabia who used AM while in the states because they promised better security than other dating sites. Now he's trying to flee SA because homosexuality is punishible by death (it's own, other topic).
What about those people? This isn't "ha-ha cheaters!" this is an internet site, promised to be private, that lots of people used.
|1 week 4 days ago||sure||
I'll be the guy there in the* mgoblog shirt
*whichever one the wife lets me wear
|1 week 4 days ago||From UMCGC||
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|1 week 4 days ago||Yup||
Also, what kind of asshole lets a meeting go 17 hours without ordering food? "If I get lunch they'll just stay".
What a dick. They're worried about losing their jobs, he's worried about ordering lunch. Then not.
|1 week 4 days ago||Hoo boy indeed||
I'll meet Bacon in Chicago, the book is on pre-order.
Can we just win a national title already? He's written some great obits, but THAT's the Bacon Book I can't wait to read...
|1 week 4 days ago||Sausage||
I loved JUB's looks behind the curtain. The book is on pre-order and I'm going to the Chicago signing.
I just feel like this excerpt might be like learning how the sausage was made... except this sausage gave you and your whole family violent stomach issues
I'll devour the content, but wish it was happier content
|1 week 4 days ago||Lets see||
In the last week I traveled to Michigan for a wedding and stayed for the dream cruise. Worked on finishing up the decorating at our new apartment, went to a cubs game, walked the dog a bunch, went to grad school classes, played 1 game of NCAA '13, and made a few jokes on MGoBlog.
I'm with the other posters in that "Free Time" isn't something I have tons of.
|1 week 5 days ago||Agreed||
But of those 11-ty billion, would the presumed starter be working on special teams?
/tin foil hat
|1 week 5 days ago||Except, you know, caring for the victim||
Who went to counseling, still had to change her schedule around, had her scholarship reduced, and ended up leaving school.
I mean... that unfortunately does sound like "par for the course" in lots of these stories, but still is horrible.
|1 week 5 days ago||I think you're right. And the||
I think you're right. And the fact that I was there is great.
And the fact that it was necessary to send a game into OT against a really bad Northwestern team - and still makes the "most impressive" discussion is really depressing.
|1 week 5 days ago||FIFY||
|1 week 5 days ago||Obligatory||
Rudock better learn to powerslide. Or with Harbaugh we won't need to?
|1 week 5 days ago||Great!|
|1 week 5 days ago||Video has been found|
|1 week 5 days ago||Concur||
As a goalie myself, I'll vouch that you've got powerful legs and are a "knee bender" rather than a "waist bender"
|1 week 5 days ago||Practice Fighting (hockey)||
I think that my high school coach had the best idea of anyone I've ever seen when it comes to intra-squad fighting in practice. The first day he told everyone that we're all there to get better, work hard, etc. and part of that might be kicking each others asses a bit. Now if anything ever happens where you want to take a swing at someone, and these things can happen in hockey, you skate to center ice, take off your gloves and helmet, and the two of you can bare knuckle box. If you're mad enough to throw a punch, don't be a bitch and do it behind your facemask.
I think he's never had a practice fight.
|1 week 5 days ago||Yup||
See you there.
|1 week 6 days ago||DL "positions"||
I think the DL is going to be rotated freely and frequently depending on the team/situation. I think Hurst/Henry might both be on the field for passing downs, or one of them with Wormley inside too. Your best pass rushing DL might be Taco/Henry/Wormley/Marshall, or some other combo. Wouldn't shock me to see lots of different combos.
|1 week 6 days ago||Silver lining?||
At least angry/sad Brian writes some awesome articles
|2 weeks 13 hours ago||HC in waiting||
You can tell that Wheatley sees himself as a head coach some day. Maybe not at Michigan, but he sounds like a guy who knows that he's prepping himself for a head job. The discussion of his relationship to Jim Harbaugh - setting the tone, bringing it back to the RB room, etc. just sounds like a guy who's got the big picture in mind.
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||Worst State Ever Shirt||
My experiments here in Chicago usually result in being asked which state it is, the most often guessed is "Texas"... which is an interesting choice.
|2 weeks 18 hours ago||Ummm||
A competetive freak of nature who remembers every slight, dominated his field, and continues to have great success?
Sounds like Harbaugh. If they meet, I'd bet Harbaugh challenges MJ in something athletic, and MJ bets $1M on it. If you could pick any 2 50-ish year olds to do a random sports decathalon (golf, maybe HORSE, football accuacy throw, homerun derby, etc.) can you think of a better pairing than MJ and Harbaugh?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Wait||
Ace was in a Ska band?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Nerdy games||
I also played a few nerdy games back in the day. One I think was called Exile? (google: yep, might have been Exile escape from the pit) Then you had Civ 2, C&C Red Alert 2, then came N64 when it was cool to play games. Goldeneye was THE SHIT.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Yup||
Was always a fan of the badgers. I also never really got the size/scale thing down... were badgers like 40x bigger than mice? Or were mice like, people sized, and badgers were Kyle Kalis sized? I always assumed the latter.
Haven't picked one up recently, but as a kid I read just about every one in the series I could find.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Cars||
Pretty into cars. They're kind of my thing. and I can pretend that reading C/D is "Work" for my job, which is nice.
Also a casual XBox gamer, used to be into more geek stuff, I read some nerdy books as a kid (Redwall whats up!, Harry Potter, Ender's series, etc.) and have/had thousands of legos, although lots of engineers did.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Facehole?||
Faces definitely have at least 7 holes by my count...
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Not brains, but heads in jars|
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Huh||
As Albert Einstein once said, "Don't believe every quote you read on the internet, because I totally didn't say that."
Today would have been Einstein's 135th birthday, and to celebrate, we have nine quotes incorrectly attributed to Einstein that you may have seen swirling around the internet lately. They're all fake.
1. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
Einstein never said that. And neither did Benny Franklin. Salon has a good round-up of people using this quote in various political contexts, because politicians really love this quote. The Ultimate Quotable Einstein traces the quote to Rita Mae Brown's 1983 book Sudden Death, but it's almost certainly older than that. Also, that's not the definition of insanity.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||So weird||
How did no journalist do any follow up on anything? Didn't ESPN have a long, Tom Rinaldi piece with the sad piano music? I mean, do a little research people!
|2 weeks 6 days ago||HOWEVA||
If they were truly doing "the same thing they do every day" and expecting different results (that they would actually take over the world), Brain was actually Insane.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Damn Mr. Rogers. Things got||
Damn Mr. Rogers. Things got dark there...
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Mone Broken Femur?||
The Femur is the hardest bone to brake in the body. Plus, with his tree-trunk legs, that had to be some collision to brake his femur.
It could happen, but FWIW it wouldn't be easy.
|3 weeks 15 hours ago||Trapped||
OK. What year did you buy your house? Did the Cruise exist?
It's like buying a house off Main Street and complaining about football traffic...
|3 weeks 15 hours ago||Easy answer||
Girl or money?
What else could this possibly have been over?
|3 weeks 15 hours ago||tire rack||
Go to tirerack.com You can buy from there if you'd like, but the reviews are golden. "type of driver" mileage, vehicle, etc. I bet there are plenty of people with sonatas who drive in the midwest who can tell you what they think of your tire, or what tire you should get
|3 weeks 15 hours ago||I hear you BUT||
C'mon man. It's ONE DAY out of the year. There are 51 other saturdays to go to the bookstore. Your comment reminds me of the bars near wrigley field that bitch about how Cubs Night Games impact their profits. They wouldn't exist without the cubs!
Woodward - the stretch of road - has years of business thanks to automotive culture. And it can't handle one day celebrating that?
My wife bought her wedding dress from a shop on woodward. They close the 3rd Saturday in August. You make it sound like companies are going out of business thanks to a one-day-per-year festival that's been happening in some form or fashion for decades.
|3 weeks 15 hours ago||Same Wooderson's ride, only a||
Wooderson's ride, only a little more lithe.
|3 weeks 15 hours ago||Yep||
Shelbys, there's a Model A Club, and a gorgeous 356 convertible that all park in the same spot there every year
|3 weeks 15 hours ago||Oh, I loved greek life, but I||
Oh, I loved greek life, but I was tired of cleaning up after the parties. It's one thing when you're 19 and making the mess, it's another when you come home from the bar to that.
|3 weeks 15 hours ago||We'll be east of that anyway||
We have a wedding to attend, plus I'm making it a work trip and visiting 2 of the Big 3 on Friday. If you do those on football Saturdays maybe I can stop by while picking up tailgate stuff though
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||Probably||
I'm averaging a little over 30MPG with mixed /commute driving. When we head out to Michigan I'll get 36-38MPG.
The Alumni sticker is the window peely kind, easily removed, and the Save The Manuals is a magnet for that reason.
I haven't yet attended a Cars & Coffee as we live in Chicago, but it would be fun. We'll do the same, maybe drive up and down once, walk around a lot more.
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||Money is one factor||
Also, who wants that job? Can you think of anyone who would want to live in a frat house who can also be that responsible adult? And command authority?
I was greek at Michigan and I was ready to move out of the house halfway through Junior year.
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||I'll be there too||
Navy MkVII GTI, Illinois plates, Michigan alumni window sticker & license plate covers. #SaveTheManuals magnet on the tailgate. Happy cruising
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||Slowclap dot gif Jon, care to||
Slowclap dot gif
Jon, care to share the Michigan players you hate that you don't hate?
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||You and Eric Clapton||
Though nowadays he's more into italians I believe
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||One car||
This is a bit tricky for me. I'm a Porsche fan, but if I'm cruising Woodward I want to buy American. I wouldn't want a Corvette... just like everyone else has. Mustangs, Camaros and Challengers seem a bit overdone. I've seen the occasional Ford GT, and Vipers always bring a bark and a bite... I think that if I had to pick one thing I'd want it to stand out a bit, be somewhat unique, and really be able to "lay down the elevens".
I'll take a Ram SRT10 for the uniqueness factor. Is that a bad answer? I mean, otherwise I'm in a '69 Camaro SS 454 black with white racing stripes. Either way.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Points (used to? do they||
Points (used to? do they still?) expire over time. Used to be that one year they would evaporate
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Love the attitude||
Love the humility.
This is where not having NCAA '16 is tempering my usual football rampup. I may have to dust off whichever NCAA i've got handy at this point....
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Yep||
Typical and not needed. I liked the "use one Block M" for consistency, but "put that one block M on every jersey" was a bit much. It was forced onto the football jerseys, including alternates, and the Red Berenson era hockey sweater is so much better without the cartoonish M.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Psh||
Playing the whole game is normal.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Damn||
How would it feel to be Guy #120 on that list? That'll either motivate you or break you.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||In my gollum brain we do||
OSU goes 11-1, only loss to Michigan. the B1G ADs have a meeting and deciding to right/continue the wrongs of the 1970s they vote to have M and OSU play again for the B1G championship. After winning again, Michigan is the #1 overall seed but OSU only falls to #3, seeing as every other team in the country has abotu 3 losses, and OSU's only two losses are to #1 Michigan.
/took lots of effort
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Re; 49ers||
Parallels are there. Harbaugh inherited a team stocked with players, following a beloved, but less than great Head Coach (Dear Mike, please don't kill me. Your eyes are crazy and you're one of the best Bears ever).
Harbaugh's definitely walking into a pretty good situation
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Damn new schedules||
A national championship 3rd game against OSU, with Michigan winning The Game, The B1G championship game, and the Natty by a combined 152-0 (and Harbaugh going for 2 in all 3 games).
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Interesting||
So many of us (myself included) spend our time dreaming if impossibly high ceilings will be reached, it's so reassuring to have a high floor too.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Our Gollum brains are different||
But I think that every year.
Mostly I want to see personal and team improvement. My expectations are that they'll win MOST if not all of the "games they should" and may get an upset in too. But really I want to see the machine forming this year, that players improve and the team plays better as the season goes on. I want the Michigan team that plays OSU to be able to kill the Michigan team that plays Utah.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Fair. I like Brady the man||
Fair. I like Brady the man (what I've seen), not Brady the coach.
That said, It's Harbaugh Time. Can't wait for this year's version of "The Story"...
|4 weeks 17 hours ago||It's the New Style||
Biggest question about the lincoln, ever have 6 girlies in it?
|4 weeks 17 hours ago||I did a survey|
|4 weeks 18 hours ago||You probably win||
Unless anyone's in the mining industry...
|4 weeks 18 hours ago||Zero Envy Sir||
I mean, do you do long hauls only? There was a Coke Semi parked in the lot of the drug store next to the old apartment, that guy knew how to drive in the city... unreal skill
|4 weeks 18 hours ago||I hear ya||
I had to reroute myself due to one overpass, luckily I saw it early enough. Also curbed it once, but I thought that wasn't too bad.
|4 weeks 19 hours ago||Largest Vehicle||
For me it was this past weekend. I rented a Moving truck from Ryder. A 26' truck. Had steps to get into the cab, air brakes, a heavily suspended seat, etc. Most UHauls are big pickups. This is a small Semi.
After driving it to the Chicago burbs and back into the city to our new place I do not envy Urban Truckers.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Feel free to take the||
Feel free to take the spreadsheet data and do more analysis
|4 weeks 6 days ago||(No subject)|
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I'll put some early results up here||
As of the first 237 responses:
Those of you with kids: 43 play/played, 39 didnt
Future kids: 107 will be allowed to play, 50 won't be.
View the spreadsheet here:
I'll try to keep it updated
|4 weeks 6 days ago||We'll see||
I mentioned above that it's a non-random sample. It'll be interesting to see what the data says.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||PIESMAN||
How is the Piesman trophy only a footnote? It's glorious!
Also, doesn't Norman Dale have redeeming qualities? It's been a while since I watched Hoosiers, but doesn't he develop a romance? The woman changes him, blah, blah. He does help rehab the alcoholic dad for that guys son, who's on his team.
And yes, he hit a kid, but wasn't corporal punishment way popular in the 1950s? Coaches today (see Rutgers... sigh) do just as bad or worse and in general I assume that attitudes towards corporal punsihment have become less "in favor" in the past 50 years.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I like your avatar||
I like your avatar
|4 weeks 6 days ago||22 minutes||
22 minutes for the first 100 responses. I feel like that's a lot.
I'll try to have a new thread with the results Thursday afternoon. I'll also make the data available to Seth and Brian in case they want to do anything with it.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Same||
No kids yet, I plan to break the data down a few ways, including how future MGoParents' attitudes split between yes/no, vs the actual.
Also, I realized that for kids who didn't play football, it would have been good to break them down into "weren't allowed" or "no interest". Oops.
Call this the preliminary survey. I've got way too many answers already to try to change the questions now.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Six years till Gundy! I've||
Six years till Gundy!
I've got 37 responses in about 5 minutes, we may get a decent sized sample
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Embed attempt #2|
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Been to a few similar in Chicago||
They were a good time. Are you coming to Chicago again?
|5 weeks 13 hours ago||We'll make the math easy||
Assume that $1.5 Mill goes to Army. Call operating costs the same.
$3M / 100,000 seats (again, easy math) means that if each seat was $30 Michigan could break even. Tickets are around $80, so $5M straight profit homey.
|5 weeks 15 hours ago||I, like many, liked the idea,||
I, like many, liked the idea, not the execution. I think that the number switching was annoying, the patches were too big, and all told it was a bit gimmicky. The main thing IMO was the lockers - the differently finished wood, etc. etc. drew too much attention and could have been difficult in a "team" setting.
That said, I would like if the numbers could stay in rotation. It's not like we don't all have our memories of player X in Jersey Y. Depending on when you went to school/started following Michigan Football lots of numbers mean different players in your brain. Is #77 Taylor Lewan? Jake Long? Etc. etc. To you who is #16? Is it Navarre? Shoelace? My point is, every number at Michigan carries weight. Yes, some more than others, but why not let the number itself carry weight? In the media notes for each game you could highlight the history of a jersey (Picture Musburger drawling "That tackle was made by Desmond Morgan, who's wearing Gerald Ford's old #48 jersey").
Small/no patches, take the lockers back to normal, cut the # switching and leave them in rotation while pumping the history through videos or media notes. Wouldn't that be a happy medium?
|5 weeks 17 hours ago||Love the Drake||
Love the Drake
|5 weeks 18 hours ago||Miatas||
It's great when you can drive a car at 9/10ths and not be breaking laws.
|5 weeks 18 hours ago||Series Turbos||
Pioneered by Porsche in the 1980s on the 959... talk about a technology showcase.
|5 weeks 18 hours ago||Yep||
The mitsu was the 3000GT
|5 weeks 18 hours ago||The GTR||
Pretty fast for a computer (I kid, mostly).
But the Doblo you can buy here, now! as a Ram Promaster City. They didn't bring over the tiny european engines though.
|5 weeks 18 hours ago||The F-Type||
The exhaust brap-brap-brap on lift off is one of the best engineered sounds of the last decade
|5 weeks 18 hours ago||Maser||
More of a looker than a racer, but those Italians sure can sing! I often hear one before I see it - there are quite a few that tool around Chicago.
|5 weeks 18 hours ago||Vacuum Powered Wipers||
I'm sure the engineering behind that is so interesting.
And so... stupid at times now that we have easy electronic controls
|5 weeks 18 hours ago||I bet||
I'm sure the temptation to Ferris Bueller Valet Guy was pretty high at times. Sounds like you've had lots of V12 experiences, depending on the AMGs. I think the most cylinders I've ever driven are V10s in Econoline rental trucks.
|5 weeks 18 hours ago||Squareback!||
Had to take this now-and-then picture while at a Winery near South Haven. My blue GTI met it's much-older cousin!
|5 weeks 18 hours ago||Yep||
The 91 was factory geared at 4.10. Which did not make it a speed demon, but I did get it rolling from a stop in 4th once without stalling (was going for reverse...)
|5 weeks 18 hours ago||Ahhh, contacts||
Those are some of the stories I was hoping for. I'm trying to schedule time with someone I work with at GM to hit up the Milford proving grounds. I believe one of the parts I'm working on ends up in the new Camaro... hoping for an SS drive there!
|5 weeks 18 hours ago||Have to think about it||
If I define speed as 0-60 times I think the winner is the 2015 GTI at 6.0 seconds. Not that I could hit that time...
In terms of the slowest it looks like my 1991 Jeep Wrangler with the 4 cyl was the "winner" at 11.5 seconds. Those 4 angry squirrels were rated at 120 HP when new, in 1991. I bought it in 2003. Loved that Jeep though...
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Awesome||
So wonderful to see how successful #Eating has become. Keep up the good work Vince! Can't wait for my Bang Bang shirt from the HTTV sales
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Free?||
You'll learn about taxes someday WD.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||MGoBlog||
Come for the UFRs, stay for the boat analysis and digs at Gawker.
Harbaugh Uber Alles
|5 weeks 6 days ago||DB10!!||
With a manual!
Manual DB10 with Q Gadgets?
/fans self, needs to lie down
|6 weeks 13 hours ago||Camp Sanderson||
Let's see what it does. Stauskas (Stauskas?) was a spot up shooter as a freshman, became the B1G POY and #8 pick (Stauskas??).
Trey had a good freshman year, but became TREY after one summer of development. Etc. Etc. Etc.
|6 weeks 18 hours ago||Yes||
They have big sales every year to clear out the previous years' stuff, regardless of supplier. Adidas has new polo designs this year, so last year's go on sale, etc. That's how I've always picked up my polos, usually in August, and about half price
|6 weeks 18 hours ago||Your title is BAD||
And you should feel bad
From the MGoBoard FAQ http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/mgoboard-faq
|6 weeks 19 hours ago||There are places to go near||
There are places to go near chicago (where I grew up and am now) but it's a day trip to actually offroad. I'll never forget that round trip from my dad's in the Chicago Burbs to Ann Arbor was 3 16-gallon tanks of gas... I do NOT miss that about my Jeep.
|6 weeks 19 hours ago||Hey man, any time you can||
Hey man, any time you can spend $130,000 on a 1970's designed military vehicle, you've got to do it, right?
|6 weeks 19 hours ago||I owned 2 Jeep Wranglers. See||
I owned 2 Jeep Wranglers. See the Avatar, that was a good stuck-in-the-mud. I can't speak to the latest ones, but my '98 was a much better 2nd car than a primary car. If you're using the Jeep as a regular car, you're going to have a bad time. If you're using it as a toy, it's perfect.
|6 weeks 20 hours ago||Yup||
When you're chasing the PT Crusier, you're doing it wrong
|6 weeks 20 hours ago||Replaced||
Turn your ire to the new CLA. It's a FWD platformed cheap Benz, but hey it's got that star on the grille.
|6 weeks 20 hours ago||The engineer in me hurts||
You know that the Flex is just an Explorer - with more space because it pretends to be a truck less - right? More space, better mileage, and its cheaper!
Sigh... this is why no one buy station wagons...
|6 weeks 20 hours ago||I hear ya||
My sister has one and in my opinion they're great appliances for people who use their car as an appliance.
That said, I don't think I've ever driven anything more annoying. I was ready to strangle the engineer who OK'd the brake pedal feel. For those who don't know, hybrids and electric cars have 2 brake systems. One is the usual dry friction brakes that every car has. Hybrid/electrics also have regeneretive braking - using the spinning wheels to charge the battery back up. The Prius (and most H/Es) modulate these two braking systems with the one pedal and the transition between the two is absolutely awful. I think people will go elsewhere in a hurry. Teslas have the regen braking with the gas pedal - foot off the gas, regen brakes kick in. That way the brake pedal is just the "normal" friction brakes. Others have steering wheel paddles - like shift paddles, that kick in the regen brakes. Doing it all with one pedal is just a terrible way to drive.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Is OL, who knows||
Right up there with never trust a kicker. The good news is he's another lottery ticket that hopefully won't have to be scratched off for a couple years. Drevno has earned the trust in development, we'll see what his recruiting acumen is, or if it even matters because he can just coach them up.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I thought it was 2000, that||
I thought it was 2000, that NU knew Michigan's defensive signals and that's part of how they scored so many points.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Had one Wednesday||
It was pretty heavily posted in!
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Probably not if he has to sit||
Probably not if he has to sit out a year before playing. Were he to graduate he could have played immediately as a grad transfer.
That said, maybe the year off will help him finally get healthy. As others have mentioned, best of luck wherever he goes. He was one of my favorite recruits I've followed, hope he can get and stay healthy.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I was there. And sober||
The big memory for me was when Michigan snapped the ball into the motion man and NU recovered - deep in Michigan territory. Three TFLs later NU punted. It was so much comical ineptitude it would have been hilarious if it wasn't so sad.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Yep||
I was at the 2000 Anthony Thomas Fumble/They had our signals game. The whole time.
My last game as a student was 2008 Northwestern, which Michigan lost in a 38 degree rain. Whole time.
I was at 2013 Northwestern, in a frickin typhoon only to see the Dileo Poweslide (that was pretty OK I guess) Whole time.
Then M00N. Whole damn time.
Oh, and I was at the triple OT basketball game this past year too - but I left after 1 Overtime to get home to a sick dog. At least I left that one?
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I was there||
I WAS THERE. IT WAS WORSE IN PERSON.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Great marketing||
"Goes Like Hell"!!
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Done. That'll be next week.||
Done. That'll be next week. The less rational the reason for the hate, the better.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Funny you should say that.||
Funny you should say that. Heard a story the other day on the closing of FAO Schwartz's iconic NYC store... mentioned at the end that FAO is owned by Toys R Us.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||My job and my personality are||
My job and my personality are to the best of my ability.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Like art fair||
But I always traveled in for it. I can understand how it disrupts the locals.
Also I've found I want to buy all of it and can afford none of it. which is frustrating
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Traffic?||
My commute is LSD, lower wacker, and the Ike. I'll give you traffic....
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Not too memorable||
The low range transfer case meant little to no drama in push starting a Jeep. Thing would crawl and start
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Not a motorcycle rider, so I||
Not a motorcycle rider, so I wouldn't know where to start a Bikes thread. Feel free to do one next Tuesday though!
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Re - Uniforms||
They won't be quite as simple as the practice ones, because despite all the talk about how the Helmet and Pants make them look like Michigan jerseys, the fans who buy them won't have the helmet and pants on (unless we've got some full kit wankers). My guess is there will at least be maize number outlines.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||I hear ya||
For cost reasons (and timing, the Golf R Manuals aren't here yet) I told my (now) wife that I wasn't allowed to drive a Golf R. Had I driven one, i would have wanted one.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Yep||
She wasn't worried about damaging the Jeep, but in my newer and nicer cars that's been one excuse. "I don't want to hurt/break your car". Putting on my engineering hat I've explained that the car won't let you hurt it. It will turn off. (Not quite true, someone could damage it by slipping the hell out of the clutch, but I wouldn't let her do that. Nothing she does on purpose would damage the car). Either it will stall out or she'll grind a synchro - which does no damage.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Working on them is near impossible||
But reliability has dramatically improved. Colloquially my 2010 CC had 106K miles put on it in about 4.5 years, never needed anything but tires, bulbs, and wipers until I sold it about a year ago and bought the GTI.
I'm very happy with the purchase
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Surprised it took this long for this vid||
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Just tell your wife that the||
Just tell your wife that the New Rex only comes with a stick (not true anymore). If she doesn't buy that, tell her the CVT sucks (definitely true)
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Mostly just joshing||
A good friend had a Speed3, his only complaint was the gas mileage, which was mainly bad because he couldn't lighten his foot. I'm excited to see what the next Speed3 packs, i would have liked to have had it to compare when I was shopping for the GTI. The only other thing I drove was the Focus ST, which might have been a bit faster at 10/10ths, but the seats were poor compared to the GTI, my supplier pricing made the GTI cheaper, and the GTI seemed to have more useable/every day torque.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Were you as dreamy as Jake||
Were you as dreamy as Jake Ryan (NTJR)?
|6 weeks 6 days ago||"first experiences" vs. learning||
Older sister let me try out her Mazda 626 when I was 13. Got it going in first, and it made the most awful noise I had ever heard when I tried to shift into 2nd (didn't make it all the way into 2nd. Those synchros sounded like hell). So that was that experience.
My dad also let me try to park the Passat from our steep driveway at 13. After rolling back and stalling it twice I asked what I was doing wrong. He told 13-year-old-me, who was quite the Need For Speed player on my PS1 to "give it some gas". I burned rubber in the driveway, turned the car off and walked inside while he laughed. I figured it out a couple years later.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Yep and Somewhat||
Yes, car washes were had, and scratches weren't invisible after. After a wax they pretty much went away. If it's not into the color, you could look into applying some new clear coat.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Speed3? How about that torque||
Speed3? How about that torque steer?
In terms of learning, I agree that if you can separate it into learning one pedal it makes life a lot easier. That's where the 98 Jeep was so great, it could get rolling in first or reverse with no gas pedal input. I used to be able to do it pretty smoothly even. It was a great way to learn the clutch. Once rolling you could shift into 2nd and keep it moving.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed||
Many of the old reasons are gone. Automatics are now faster, fuel economy is at least comparable (don't get me started on the EPA cycle for manuals) and downshifting is easily available in most automatics. Now those of us who #SaveTheManuals do it because we like to drive them.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Wasn't black||
I had success with Nu Finish - from that awful commercial. Didn't handle when the car was keyed, but it did well with small surface scratches.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||I love that the floor needs||
I love that the floor needs to be specified. 3-on-the-tree must have seemed like such a good idea at the time
|6 weeks 6 days ago||True||
Are you a parking-braker or a heel-&-toe-r?
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Nice||
The (now) wife tooled around in a parking lot in my '98 wrangler in college and didn't stall, but that was about 7 years ago. She hasn't tried 3 pedals since. She claims that she'll learn on the GTI "when she has free time" but she's not particularly excited to try to learn again.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Good for Trey||
What other young PG should have been invited?
Also, I assume that Stauskas & Co play in mountie uniforms, right?
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Answers||
Yes. A 2000 VW Passat. Yes - a 2015 GTI.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||2005||
Look around when HDTVs came out. That changed the game
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Why isn't there a "Whatever||
Why isn't there a "Whatever looks best on TV" option? Becuase that's why it keeps changing. hyper-whatever funky jerseys aside.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I'm here for the Mike||
I'm here for the Mike Gittleson Jokes
|7 weeks 5 days ago||All hail Hackett||
Drop the mic
|7 weeks 6 days ago||MSU||
You think that Magic Johnson's school would wear Jordans?!?!?!
|8 weeks 13 hours ago||Captiva is fleet only - it's||
Captiva is fleet only - it's an Equinox. Same exact thing. Well, kinda. It's really an old Saturn Vue, rebaged for fleet sales.
|8 weeks 13 hours ago||They Cant||
Any alternates (and I assume the standard unis as well) are up to the school to approve or disapprove of. That's why Michigan never wore the Zubaz or sleeved bball jerseys. The school finally said "No"
|8 weeks 13 hours ago||Totally agree||
I remember with the Sugar Bowl Uniforms (which, standalone weren't awful, but again they were combo 9 in 13 games or something ridiculous) the AD made a big deal that the players chose those uniforms. Well, chose them over what? Were there 3 other Awful alternates to pick from? Were the standard Home or Away jerseys even an option? Probably not.
|8 weeks 13 hours ago||The "highlighter" Maize, or||
The "highlighter" Maize, or any of the tweaking of the yellows are thanks to TV technologies. Colors look a lot different on TV now than even 10 years ago. HD is pretty new and different yellows will "pop" differently than they did 5-10-20-50 years ago.
That said, if Nike can pick ONE yellow and have that for everything, I'd be thrilled. Enough of different yellows for the helmets, numbers, and pants. Uniforms should be UNIFORM and match! /end OCD rant
|8 weeks 13 hours ago||Wow||
I mean, I was definitely a Uniformz hater. I mean, Michigan wore SO MANY freaking jerseys in 2011, I forgot about how the jerseys didn't even work.
|8 weeks 15 hours ago||Causation =/= Correlation||
What else is new about the car with AWD? Does it have ABS where the other car didn't? better, newer tires? maybe your wife's driving is improved?
I'm glad she hasn't been in an accident, but saying it's thanks to 2 more wheels being able to "push" doesn't do much to convince me.
|8 weeks 15 hours ago||Not lame - Smart||
Again, my boss drives an Odyssey. And we make car parts for a living. We're car people. You should laugh at everyone in a new Pilot, since they're driving a more expensive, less efficient, less usable version of your car.
|8 weeks 15 hours ago||I don't disagree||
However AWD adds weight/hurts mileage and doesn't add any safety benefits for about 99% of on road driving. The question above was "necessary"
A misconception is that AWD is safer in weather. It's not necessarily. AWD will help you GO, but it hurts when you try to stop. All cars have 4-wheel-brakes. the AWD adds about 200lbs on average, so it hurts your stopping distance, even in the dry. In some emergency manuvers with low traction AWD could benefit, but that's about it. And not if those manuvers involve the brake pedal.
|8 weeks 15 hours ago||WRX is a good choice. Most of||
WRX is a good choice. Most of Mazda's lineup, including the CX-5 can be had with a manual too. Or there's the GTI, or the Tiguan Manual - a taller, less efficient GTI! Save the Manuals!
|8 weeks 16 hours ago||NO. Driving style and tire||
NO. Driving style and tire quality (whether snow tires or not) matters much more than powertrain.
|8 weeks 16 hours ago||Now is a great time to buy a||
Now is a great time to buy a Camaro. the new Mustang is selling like crazy and lots of people are waiting for the '16 Camaro. You should be able to get quite a deal if you're willing to buy a '15 now/before the '16 comes out.
As an aside, anyone who wants a mustang should wait until AFTER the new Camaro comes out. The Mustang is so hot right now /Mugatu voice.
|8 weeks 16 hours ago||I mean||
I truly believe electrics are the future. However.. 10 years is a hell of a long time to own any piece of technology, much less a car. Just think about how you'll feel in 2022, when your battery range is depleted, and the swanky new Model X is out there with killer new features, like MGoBlog directly to your brain, and you've got 3 more years of payments.
Would you buy a computer that you were locked into for 10 years? Then why buy a car, especially an electric?
|8 weeks 16 hours ago||Try Car & Driver's Buyers Guide||
They've got good info, as does Edmunds.com
Wife has an '07 focus that's probably about that price range, she loves it. The 5 door is very practical and good for a city. Parts are cheap.
|8 weeks 16 hours ago||Save yourself a bunch of||
Save yourself a bunch of money and buy some snow tires.
|8 weeks 16 hours ago||Try the Q5 Diesel, even||
Try the Q5 Diesel, even better mileage, and hipster hybrid cred. Alternatively, there will be a plug in Q7 hybrid soon
|8 weeks 16 hours ago||Jeremy Gallon sure turned out||
Jeremy Gallon sure turned out alright
|8 weeks 16 hours ago||Interesting choices||
Drive one of the GM Lambda triplets too - the Traverse is suprisingly nice. Also, while you're at the Honda and Toyota dealers do yourself a favor and test drive their minivans too. I know! It's a van! Ew! My 2 bosses (Again, I work in the auto industry) own an Oddessy and a Sienna. New minivans are extremely nice, it will get much better gas mileage than the "crossover", and there will be tons more interior room. At least take a look!
|8 weeks 16 hours ago||Look for the V6||
I've heard the 4-bangers are really underpowered. For the same money you might be able to get into a newer Accord, they're really good
|8 weeks 16 hours ago||If you can, wait for the 2017||
If you can, wait for the 2017 MY. In addition to the publicized aluminum/weight savings, the new engine kicks ass. I'm responsible for a part that's tier 2 to Ford and the new engine ruined the existing part. Needed a redesign it's so much more powerful.
|8 weeks 16 hours ago||Our next||
For us it'll be something new for the wife. Probably either a Golf, Golf Sportwagen, Mazda 3, Cruze Hatch, or Focus Hatch (if they fix that transmission, I refuse to buy their awful dry DCT). Practical, city-sized, and could handle a kid if/when that happens. Not sexy, but still a new one.
Personally, I have a 2015 GTI and I have no idea what I'll get once it's paid off. something at least as fun and fast though.
|8 weeks 17 hours ago||I like the comp||
I also like the potential of our DB coaches to be able to teach technique...
Only downside is that very few names, including Keith Washington, are as chantable as "Ste-vie Breas-ton clap-clap-clapclapclap". Loved Steve's return game.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||I agree with you||
Let's see where the numbers are in January. The coaches should have a much better idea of who's graduating, who gets a firm handshake rather than a 5th year, if there are any injuries, and where the recruiting class is (attrition there too).
If Michigan has 25 recruits for 15 easily-accessed spots in January, I'll worry a bunch.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||I liked those too. But||
I liked those too. But Michigan wore about 10 different jerseys that year. Baseball's the only thing that you can fail at 7 times out of 10 and be considered "Good"
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Jordan Brand||
Maybe you remember this guy?
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Re: Recruiting Ohio||
OSU also just won the national championship, might be a bad year for a new coach coming into a team that hasn't had great results recently to try to plant a flag in Ohio.
That said, this year might be opportunity costs, I agree with Ace that Harbaugh won't abandon it totally.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Car and||
Car and Driver
also for deals I'll check Slickdeals.net and Woot.com
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Take it from someone who went||
Take it from someone who went to the Bama game - It was one of the worst football watching experiences I've ever had. I'm a chicago Bears fan, so "campy" is an understatement of going to those games (inflated bear tunnel with smoke? Sure!!) Rather than the band playing and students getting lifted in the stands touchdowns were followed with Scoreboard Graphics displaying "T-O-U-C-H-D-O-W-N-!!!" and little explosions as each letter showed up. There wasn't temptation, huge stops weren't followed with Iron Man, nor was there Bama's version of the same. There was ZERO organic fan/tradition/etc interaction. It was put on just like a superbowl, generic as shit. That works for NFL games, but as Dave Brandon found out, Michigan games aren't supposed to be generic as shit. It's not that our RAWK music is louder, it's that we have a band who's great and has played this song after this play for this many years. I would have much rather seen Bama's town/tradition/pagentry/etc.
tl;dr: Going to a football game at Jerryworld is going to "A Football Game". Not a Michigan game.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Great write up Alex||
I think that the Knicks and Kinds are probably 1 and 1A NBA franchises at putting the "Fun" in dysfunction. Hopefully changes of scenery lead to better days for both guys.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Damn Straight. We're #1.||
Damn Straight. We're #1. Back-to-Back* World Series Champs.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Hey man. I enjoy Wrigley||
Hey man. I enjoy Wrigley Field just fine.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Hmm||
I thought it was a noun, proper noun. Just was missing a comma.
blah, blah, blah Ratfuck, Colin Cowherd, blah blah blah