|45 sec ago||Jokes Aside...||
As much as I am not a Browns fan, if there is any team that absolutely could use Peppers from go, it likely is the Browns so it is - for him - a great spot to land, Cleveland jokes aside.
Good for Peppers. He is yet another Wolverine I will be excited to see on Sundays.
|20 min 18 sec ago||You Know...||
I am starting to think it might be about time for a series of random photos tagged with "Things draftered before Malik McDowell" if he does a Cousins-like fall through the rounds to the middle of the draft. I think that could be pretty funny if we all participated.
|2 hours 2 min ago||I Don't Know...||
I think that there's always a reason you offer someone, as well as a reason you don't offer them. Maybe it's about needs, maybe it's character, academics....maybe it's something more mndane like your own assessment of your chances with that player, but I don't know that they fact that only 13 of the players taken in the first round had an offer from Michigan means a whole lot in itself. I have to think a surprising number of schools probably offered most of the picks in the first round because they gauge interest in that manner.
|2 hours 9 min ago||My Two Cents...||
Desmond Howard to Washington felt weird, and Woodson going to the Raiders didn't sit well with me either.
I'll have to agree with some others here though - watching the Browns draft Braylon was just....ick. Same feeling I got watching them draft Peppers last night.
|2 hours 12 min ago||Interesting...||
Excited to see what Peppers can do in the NFL, even if he has to start his career with the Browns.
Actually, this should be doubly interesting now - as someone mentioned above, a great deal of Browns fans are also Buckeye fans, so in a stunning reversal of another thread on the board, Buckeye fans in great numbers now get to see a player they loathe on a team they love.
|13 hours 19 min ago||Now, Now...||
Now, now....if you enoy freeway reconstruction that seems to take 20 years and makes getting to an otherwise cool zoo a death march from a traffic standpoint, Toledo does indeed have its own charm. You simple have to know where to look for it.
|13 hours 24 min ago||Hot Take Alert...||
Peppers should have stayed
INCOMING HOT TAKE....INCOMING BAD HOT TAKE....
|15 hours 47 min ago||For The Board's Reference...||
If you are a Browns fan, Lions fan, fan of a few other select teams out there, this is also going to be the drinking thread for the evening. I just thought I would throw that out there now so there wasn't too much overlap in our draft coverage.
|18 hours 29 min ago||My Two Cents...||
I am going to go with others and say Chris Wormley stands a pretty good chance of lasting a good long while in the NFL, but I also believe Peppers and Darboh could find roles which let them hang around in the league a long time too. We have several players who, if they fall to the right team and fit well on those teams, could be staples on Sundays for quite a while and I like having this problem as a Michigan fan.
|23 hours 20 min ago||You Know...||
I think Brian may have nailed it here.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Very Cool...||
A couple days of Chipotle for lunch and Buffalo Wild Wings for dinner will take care of most of that Charmin.
Seriously though, that's a really funny endorsement of sorts and his sense of humor about his own name makes it even better.
|1 day 17 hours ago||Just Heard...||
Her farewell, as others have said, was 100% class and a great example of how to handle a situation like this.
I also believe she was a bright spot at ESPN - very talented - and she'll be able to take that talent elsewhere very soon so we can continue reading, I hope.
|1 day 21 hours ago||Meanwhile...||
Meanwhile, the SEC is attempting to draft legislation which will - once and for all - ban coaches from giving gifts to prominent members of the world's religious communities.
Except Mike Slive. He's still cool in their estimation.
|1 day 23 hours ago||Looking At The List...||
Looks like ESPN is essentially checking completely out of hockey coverage, and a lot of team-specific bloggers and reporters are getting the boot too. A picture of what ESPN thinks it should become is slowly being painted here, and it is an unwatchable picture, in my own opinion, or rather, moreso than it has already become.
|2 days 3 hours ago||Very Nice...||
Great episode, especially what comes after this....
"Good morning, madam, I've come to read your poet."
"He's in the cupboard under the stairs"
"What is it? a Swinburne? Shelley?"
"No, it's a Wordsworth."
"Ahhh, bloody daffodils."
|2 days 3 hours ago||About This...||
Actually, I was looking forward to the idea of playing a good Washington team in a home-and-home, so if it does get cancelled, then consider me a little disappointed. I would have thought this coincided with the idea of making the non-conference schedule a bit more challenging in the resume-bound playoff era, but maybe I am looking at it wrong.
|2 days 21 hours ago||There's The Problem...||
See, there's the problem - you should have made sure you got the model with the 191 cu in. V6 in it. The speedometer in that model went to - I think - 110 or 120, but really you didn't want to test that POS much past 80 or so. I guess it really works out the same then.
|2 days 22 hours ago||I Don't Get It...||
I guess I don't understand it when talking heads like Kanell will latch onto a piece of information and, without bothering to research or provide context, create a narrative that is both wrong and debasing. Then, when they are presented with evidence contrary to that narrative, they insist on being proudly, bravely wrong and resent that you tried to stop them.
But this is ESPN, so I shouldn't be shocked at all.
|3 days 16 min ago||Wow...||
I remember thinking when he limped off initially that it was bad, but after hearing him say that, I didn't realize it was so bad that he was within sight of actually losing that leg. Even with all the items that came out later about the injury and the extended absence from the field, I don't know that I would have thought it even then. Cannot imagine being told that either. It definitely puts in perspective some of the dangers of playing the sport.
It would be awesome to see him out there again, but it's totally understandable if we didn't.
|3 days 23 min ago||Wait A Second...||
Corvetteforum.com gives MGoBlog the 2nd highest number of referrals? How many of you out there are in that long thread about the compression ratio on the LS6 in your 1971 Vette? It has to be a shit ton of MGoBloggers in that thread then.
|3 days 2 hours ago||I Will Say...||
I will say this - it would not shock me if a less-endowed university from one of the P5 conferences decided to propose legislation to the NCAA which would make future trips like this one difficult, at least in theory. Whether or not you could come up with something that could be enforced and not be utterly silly on its face is another matter.
|3 days 2 hours ago||The New Arena...||
This, and now apparently Paul McCartney will be there on October 1st at the new LCA. They really meant what they say about utilizing this place to the fullest, so it will be interesting to see Michigan hoops play a game in here too.
I can't wait for the first time this arena is overbooked and some concert AND hockey are attempting to go at the same time. It could be your only chance to see your least favorite pop act checked into the boards.
|3 days 16 hours ago||Yeah, But...||
Yeah, but sometimes it goes too far, the stupid headlines...
|3 days 17 hours ago||What This Means...||
What this means is that the SEC will immediately move to get a ban on any football practices held inside Italian shopping centers. The proposed legislation will also include any place considered a World Heritage Site as well.
|3 days 21 hours ago||Oh, I Don't Know...||
Oh, I don't know.....
I, for one, welcome our new Drupal overlords. After all, they can't see us and it will be easy to escape in the ensuing confusion.
|4 days 1 hour ago||Akron...||
Part of doesn't necessarily want to face an Akron team that is good enough to get to a National Championship game, but then I realize that it will be roughly 2560 by the time that this happens and I will have been dead for nearly 500 years at this point and I wouldn't be in a position to fret about it.
|4 days 1 hour ago||Many Years Ago...||
Many years ago, yes, and we also visited Naples and ended up being as intrigued and in awe of that city as we were Rome. Also, we ended up on a tour of the ruins of Pompeii and on one of the tours they give of the caldera of Vesuvius. Being on an active volcano was actually really fun...and a a little frightening.
|4 days 2 hours ago||Test Post...||
Can anyone else see this? On my end, the board looks like it always has, but I am seeing what looks like the same issue that we had once before where replies became threads for some reason. Anyone else seeing symptoms of that as well?
|4 days 14 hours ago||All I Can Say Is...||
All I can say is that this is remodeling in the way those of us who have older homes which we could remodel, but then the "I still need a place to sleep and eat" instinct always seems to take over. If nothing else, this is a Shoney's and if they give you permission to destroy...well....who would refuse?
|4 days 16 hours ago||If True...||
|4 days 21 hours ago||About This...||
I tend to fish on a purely opportunistic basis. That being said, one of the advanatages of working for a company with a lot of facilities along or near Lake Erie is walleye fishing - I've only been out once this year yet, not on my own boat and not with my own equipment, but between all of us, we managed to get most of a cooler full of decent-sized walleye.
|4 days 23 hours ago||If I Had To Choose...||
Well, if I had to choose, I'll go with Beef Wellington with some grilled asparagus or in-season vegetables and a nice spinach salad with crumbled Bleu cheese and French dressing. As a twist, I will ask for a wine which I know is nearly impossible to get in the area so I can put off the whole dying thing as long as possible.
|5 days 3 hours ago||As I Recall...||
As I recall, she did have sporadic roles after "Joanie Loves Chachi", but mainly as a guest star on episodes of various shows throughout the 90s and into the early 2000s. Supposedly, she said in interviews that severe depression kept her from landing more substantial work, and I think that the reason she eventually moved to Indiana was to assist with her mother-in-law, whose health was failing.
56 is way too young.
|5 days 3 hours ago||Itinerary...||
I was actually kind of curious about which sites the team will see as well, even though I won't be in Rome this week. Actually, I rather wonder if Harbaugh has any plans at the site of the Circus Maximus in particular - drills or something. Running drills on that site and in the Colosseum would be a Harbaugh thing to do, I would think. Still very jealous that they get a week in the "urbs aeterna" and I don't.
|5 days 15 hours ago||About The Bowl Victory...||
I don't know that the victory over Florida is the most meaningful or favorite really, but it is the first era of the Harbaugh victory I saw after I was allowed to come home from the hospital after my little viral scare (well, another week and I would have been in deep shit, so they told me). It was a great way to take one's mind off what had been a less than ideal - often scary - previous 10 days.
|5 days 15 hours ago||You Know....||
I've always wanted to be a successful vintner in my own little fantasies - I love wine, I've studied wine in my spare time and if it were possible to just go to town, I would get myself a vineyard, bottle my own brand "Sinister" (so named as I am left-handed) and make a modest living doing that.
|5 days 21 hours ago||Indeed...||
Indeed, although Ann Arbor has one hell of backyard if it extends all the way out to Kent County. Point taken all the same, of course.
Same hometown as Joe Staley (Rockford), as I recall.
|5 days 21 hours ago||You Know...||
You know, they rather do think this. It's very hard to reconcile their view of that university and that city with what both actually are. Indeed, if once in a while someone took their newborn to the Linebacker Lounge to be baptized with a pitcher of Molson by Rudy Ruettiger, I really wouldn't be shocked at all.
|6 days 22 min ago||I Will Admit...||
I will admit, I had to read that comment twice because I was sure I was reading it wrong and no one could possibly mean that or do that even if I read it right.
Turns out that I read it correctly.
|6 days 3 hours ago||Meanwhile...|
|6 days 13 hours ago||Over Here...||
The two that I am working on right now are "Into The Badlands" and I am filling in the late 3rd season gap that I experienced with "The Blacklist", which is consequently helping me understand the fourth season that much better.
Netflix also recently brought back "Fawlty Towers", which I would recommend to anyone anywhere even if the series is now 40 years old, because John Cleese at his best, IMHO.
|6 days 14 hours ago||You Know...Actually...||
Actually, beginning sometime in mid-August, we might begin with a Friday Night Mediation thread because there always seem to be diametrically opposed and unreasonably maintained positions and takes which begin to fly all over the place and there should be a place where they are properly mediated.
|6 days 17 hours ago||Very Cool Indeed...||
This is another example of Jim Harbaugh having that extra gear that allows him to do it just a bit better than everyone else - and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that, of course. I think this is actually really cool indeed.
I will echo the sentiment of someone above though - if you're there and want to mail something back home to show people you were there, mail it from the Vatican, not across the way in Rome.
|6 days 21 hours ago||About That...||
If you ask the people at the house diagonally across from mine, 4/20 is about three times a week plus a weekend day of their choosing. It's usually pretty harmless unless the wind is blowing from a vaguely easterly direction, then we just close the windows on the side of the house.
|6 days 23 hours ago||One Of My Favorites...|
|1 week 4 hours ago||Why Not Indeed...||
Oh, why the hell not....
|1 week 4 hours ago||My Two Cents...||
Ill will grows at mods. These threads bring lots of anger and burn relationships. Before you know it, people are downvoting each other like crazy. Politics starts bleeding into other threads.
Especially when you have someone as active and opinionated as Jim Harbaugh in the community and in charge of your football team, you're going to experience the intersection of sports and culture, and intertwined in both is this country's harshly divided political climate. Like Seth sort of said, some of this is incumbent upon the poster and those responding, and anything that gets way out of hand will of course come down or anything which is specifically meant to be inflammatory in one direction or the other will come down, but EVERYTHING? No, that's going to shut down a lot of threads that actually - TYPICALLY - would go well too.
|1 week 13 hours ago||I Am Intrigued...||
In large part, that’s because managers are trying to maximize the number of saves for their closer, as opposed to the number of wins for their team. They’re managing to a stat and playing worse baseball as a result.
I hate it at work and I hate it in my beloved baseball - I hate it when people manage to numbers to the point where quality suffers and the number, while looking good, rings hollow. Gossage was correct in the beginning of this article.
Not sure what the correct answer is, but this is an interesting stat proposal.
|1 week 17 hours ago||I Need To Try This...||
I need to try this, go up to the gate, say that I am umbig11 and see what happens.
As it is, if you say, "I am an MGoBlog moderator", you are immediately grabbed by campus security and shoved into a maintenance closet for the duration of the event.
|1 week 21 hours ago||I Have One...||
We definitely have had folks in and out of here over the years who marched the beat of their own drummer, and in this case, thedrum was a bit too loud for most folks.
He would greet random people with "Hey, babe" - men and women alike - and no, not everyone laughed. He ended almost every sentence with "sure thing" and began most of them with "Here's the deal".
On storm one time, we were down at Greenfield and Grand River in Detroit, which is not a fantastic area - indeed, we had the DPD out there with us while this pole lead was being worked on. There he was, on the corner by the Tower Center, with a rainbow headband and a lollipop. Yes, he was consuming it - quietly, by himself, as people walked in and out of shops. Nobody messed with him.
He was actually close to retirement, as you would have guessed from the map locating his future cabin and detailing the percent complete for the cabin. That in itself isn't so crazy, but every time you stopped by his desk, he would show you close up photos of the frame and, in particular, the quality of the nails. Yes, the nails. He was very proud of those.
Weeks before he was supposed to officially leave, he managed to get caught up a bit of mileage fraud, and they essentially told him "Leave now or be canned". We never saw him after that.
|1 week 21 hours ago||Now This...||
Now, this...this cart had to have spawned one hell of a tailgate, Miller notwithstanding.
As for the question the OP poses, I guess among the ones I've visited over the years, it's probably a tie between Ross-Ade and Spartan Stadium for aesthetic reasons mainly. Ryan Field, while amateur-looking is not the worst place to see a game, lack of amenities aside.
|1 week 1 day ago||Actually...||
That wouldn't shock me - that I could accept as something a person might actually do with a device in hand during a lecture. I am far more fascinated by whoever was looking at photos of sliced bread. Seriously? Sliced bread? Don't you want to look at the porn (or maybe MGoBlog? Why not BOTH?) like the people around you?
|1 week 1 day ago||A Friendly Note...||
Please try to keep this one as far from politics as you can, folks. I realize that some see what Kaepernick did as controversial and distasteful, but keep the politicized part of it out of this thread.
I've already removed two of the more inflammatory segments (and sadly some nice rebuttals were collateral damage) and I really don't want to feel the need to do more than that.
|1 week 1 day ago||My Two Cents...||
I don't mind the renovations and improvements - it's some of the people that make that particular era of the stadium special really. Truth be told, as long as there is something on that spot called Michigan Stadium and my beloved Wolverines play in it, it will be something to cherish every time I am there regardless of configuration.
Well, I say regardless of configuration until they expand and taking my fucking favorite parking spot, then I suppose I will.....accept the longer walk.
|1 week 1 day ago||Although...||
Although I wasn't trying to worry myself too much about injuries in March for the most part, outside of anything immediately concerning, the talk about McDoom in a walking boot was...well....concerning. Glad to hear that these are not long-term problems, of course.
|1 week 1 day ago||Oh Wow...||
|1 week 1 day ago||Sending Good Vibes...||
Sending good thoughts in your direction.
I cannot even begin to imagine what parents go through in these situations, where a child has a serious illness.
Cranky Dave suggested Make-A-Wish - I second that. We've done it as a group at work and it is incredible to see the results.
|1 week 2 days ago||Heard About This...||
Aaron Hernandez is in no way, shape or form a sympathetic figure and rightly so, but as someone said above, I am also not going to celebrate anyone's suicide. It's a sad ending to what seemed like an unfortunately wasted life and wasted talent, and perhaps we'll never really know if that was Hernandez being clinically sociopathic or simply being unable to overcome problems which began in his youth or if it is a dynamic combination of these.
|1 week 2 days ago||As For Me...||
Most years, I owe at least a little to both the feds and the state of Michigan - usually no more than a couple hundred in each case. My problem is that I am a procrastinator since I typically don't manage to file my returns until the first week of April. Part of that for me is that I have side things going on in addition to my day job, so the returns get a little....weird, I guess.
|1 week 2 days ago||In Case There Is Interest ....||
In case anyone was not aware, the softball game is on BTN.
Michigan is up 2-1 in the 5th but MSU threatening with 2 on and 1 out.
|1 week 2 days ago||In The Midst...||
They are in the midst of fixing the committee thing though....
|1 week 2 days ago||I Will Say....||
I will say that I've always been a bit curious what Morelli's thoughts in the first minute or two after that hit were. I imagine something along the lines of, "What a very pretty sky tonight.......oh, fuck, I think that's a bone bruise....." - things like that, wandering between his surroundings and the pain.
|1 week 2 days ago||Other Options...||
My kids are almost 11 and 10, but they still occasionally - for now - like the odd trip to the petting zoo at Domino's Farms or th Leslie Center if it's open. They've always liked those places. As others suggested, taking in a baseball game on campus is a great option too.
The Hands-On Museum is a must. I have more fun in that place than my kids sometimes, I think.
|1 week 2 days ago||I Saw That...||
Nick's right, I think, and I noticed that too on Saturday - basically, the one play they should be able to block in Harbaugh's offense is one they blocked pretty much perfectly and it was fun to watch them do it. That's one of the things that has me confident that this OL is definitely climbing back to the offensive lines of the past that we talk about often around here.
|1 week 3 days ago||Until Then...||
That will probably be how I look at it until the Miami Herald starts parroting the Georgia line that Mark Richt has lost control of the program several years down the road. At that point, my faux shock will take over and I'll sit there saying, "Lose control of college kids in the Miami area? NOOOOO...."
|1 week 3 days ago||Maybe...||
That might be in store for the next one. What I think is going on here is that people don't understand what sorts of snowflake threads are preferred in OT Season. If it had been a "Sidney Lumet Snowflake Thread" or a "Francis Ford Coppola Snowflake Thread", nobody would blink. Hell, even an "Expressing My Dog's Anal Glands Snowflake Thread" might have stayed longer.
|1 week 3 days ago||To Be Fair...||
To be fair, it was an awesome weather day on Saturday, and as an area resident, I can say that it WAS a really nice day on Belleville Lake, and since he's a Belleville kid....well....it would be a tough call.
|1 week 3 days ago||Got Our Money's Worth...||
Already miss Peppers
Speight is a poor YAC thrower based on Spring Game
I think we got our money's worth out of these....
|1 week 4 days ago||I Would Agree...||
I would agree about those.
Actually, I found one that I'd never had before a few weeks ago among the Belgian beers in one of our better-stocked store in Metro Detroit - Witkerke. It's a little closer to a German Hefeweizen than many Belgian beers, but very tasty. Stopped and got more on the way back from the Spring Game, in fact.
|1 week 4 days ago||That Guide...||
We may need to publish that guide to MGoAcronyms after all.
OSU and NTOSU have hung a few people up lately too.
My submission for SIAP is "a possibly doomed thread".
|1 week 4 days ago||Seeing It Now...||
I was at the game, so I couldn't quite visualize why everyone was going on about Marcus Ray sweating in the open thread yesterday, but yes, after seeing footage today, he is making Gary Williams look dry in some of those shots. That's what happens when you get a warm day in mid-April in Michigan - your body just isn't prepared and goes into that July panic mode early.
|1 week 5 days ago||A Question Then...||
|1 week 5 days ago||Amazon Visa...||
We've had an Amazon Visa since 2003 and it has been quite kind to us, especially lately with some of the cash-back incentives as such. If you do a lot of shopping on Amazon in particular, it's not a bad way to go at all.
|1 week 5 days ago||Over At SBNation...||
Over at SBNation, Matt Brown seemed pleased....
|1 week 5 days ago||Video Embed...||
|1 week 5 days ago||This Take....||
This take cannot be underestimated, and I say it as someone who als has run afoul of the sun today. Coming out of a dry, cool winter and wet, cool early spring, I forgot - like many Michigan residents - that the sun can still hurt in April.
So tomorrow, for Easter brunch, I'll have a sunburn, but Michigan football in some form, so whatever.
|1 week 5 days ago||I Am Here, But...||
I am here, but now I am going to DM my wife to have her DVR the beginning of this, if only for the chance to see a BTN broadcaster actually do their version of "FUCK IT, WE'LL DO IT LIVE......FUCKIN' THING SUCKS!"
|1 week 5 days ago||Yeah, But...||
Yeah, but for all that, you get a decent TV and a locker which can be used as a navigational beacon for both seaborne and airborne craft, so there's that at least. How much of it you can actually use as a locker is what I am concerned about.
|1 week 6 days ago||I'll Play...||
1) I think Blue surprises us 21-17
2) Attendance is within a few thousand of 50,000. Hopefully we get some sun here soon - just stopped raining in SW Wayne County.
3) Brandon Peters will be among many surprises.
Like the folks on First Take, I reserve the right to not be held personally accountable for my hot takes.
|1 week 6 days ago||Betsa...||
The way things are going, Betsa is basically the Smoltz-Avery-Glavine-Leibrandt gauntlet by herself - I can't see a lot of teams complaining about that, but of course, a fair number of teams are obviousy lamenting it. As always, fun to watch Michigan softball continue to overwhelm opponents.
|1 week 6 days ago||As A Tangent...||
As a tangent to this, I do agree with that last sentiment, that really folks should stop trying to tack on or reinvent existing serials and try something new. When the second Abrams-styled Star Trek film stole lines from "The Wrath Of Khan", I walked out of the theater because I honestly thought it was disrespectful to a road that had already been travelled in the Star Trek universe. Part of me just wants to think that some things were done right the first time and we should leave them be.
|1 week 6 days ago||You Know...||
Open to "outstanding women pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) exclusively," the scholarship competition was created to support and celebrate women whose contributions to STEM fields represent unique accomplishment as well as a desire to make the world a better place.
You know, admittedly the draw for me on this thread was Pornhub, but I read this....and it's actually really cool and congratulations to this winner. The study seems fascinating too.
|1 week 6 days ago||I Noticed That...||
We took the kids to the Barnes And Noble in Allen Park (closest one to us) and as I had not been in a book store that wasn't a rare / used place in a while thanks to Amazon, I was pretty impressed with the fact that half the place is kids or kid-geared with games and puzzles.
That alone will help them stay in business. I still miss the flagship Borders though - many, many hours in that place.
|1 week 6 days ago||Agreed...||
I have the same thought about "The Force Awakens" (which, incidentally, is the film I saw two days before my wife forced me to face my virus in an ER) - I would also put it above I, II, and III but below the originals, which I guess makes it an "average" film in my ranking of Star Wars films. I am very interested in seeing The Last Jedi though.
|2 weeks 4 hours ago||Same Here...||
Going to incorporate some of the old and the new over here. Already watching some of my favorite shorts. One of them:
|2 weeks 13 hours ago||Twitter Embed...||
|2 weeks 16 hours ago||My Question...||
John Beilein said Wednesday night, speaking with reporters prior to U-M basketball's annual team banquet. "I encouraged them to look at this aggressively and go after it if they really felt it."
I might very well be misreading the OP's sentiments, but I guess my question to the OP would be this then - why would you actively discourage kids from at least seeking an evaluation if you thought they had a shot at getting drafted?
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||At The Very Least...||
At the very least, it will never be the Very Silly candidate from Harpenden:
Malcolm Peter Brian Telescope Adrian Umbrella Stand Jasper Wednesday (pops mouth twice) Stoatgobbler John Raw Vegetable (whinnying) Arthur Norman Michael (blows squeaker) Featherstone Smith (whistle) Northcott Edwards Harris (fires pistol, then 'whoop') Mason (chuff-chuff-chuff-chuff) Frampton Jones Fruitbat Gilbert (sings) 'We'll keep a welcome in the' (three shots) Williams If I Could Walk That Way Jenkin (squeaker) Tiger-drawers Pratt Thompson (sings) 'Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head' Darcy Carter (horn) Pussycat (sings) 'Don't Sleep In The Subway' Barton Mainwaring (hoot, 'whoop') Smith
|2 weeks 19 hours ago||About That...||
I will say this about that quote from the MSU spring game, where Dantonio said, "Every program has problems".
I was kind of amazed that he would say that - "Not all of them have issues like yours right now, Mark" was the only thing that came to mind.
|2 weeks 22 hours ago||I'll Be There...||
My guess is that the weather turns it into a 60,000-ish event (maybe we don't quite get there because it is Easter weekend), which would be great.
I'll be there too, which is even better for me - exactly zero people will care beyond that, of course. Puppy Pre-School graduation in the morning and then the Spring Game and then reading all the unfounded conclusions that will undoubtedly come out of the afternoon.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Same Situation...||
Same situation here. I get tomorrow off but not Monday.
My mother-in-law work for the University and she gets neither day off actually. Not sure of that's a departmental thing or the school just does that. Either way, she keeps telling me I need to come in anyway tomorrow to make her feel less bad about it.
I'll pass by the building on the way to get cat food. Honest.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Just A Question...||
I just had a question since you've gotten off to such an amazing start in this thread:
Is this really worth the effort you're putting into it, the whole being proudly wrong and then pretending as if you're sticking it to others thing? Just curious.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Flooding...||
I never thought I would say this, but I sympathize with the folks on MSU's campus in this respect - my backyard has basically been flooded out since late last month, and only recently when it was getting into the 60s and 70s has it lessened some.
If there's one thing that can unite the state of Michigan, even fans of opposing schools, it might be fantastically bad drainage near drains and marshes and rivers.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||My Prediction...||
My only prediction is that there will be a few totally unwarranted meltdowns over a spring game which is specifically designed to not really show anyone too much of what is on the minds of the staff. Fortunately, I will be there and not on the blog at that moment - that way I can sort of "DVR" the blog.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I Don't Know...||
I don't know that I would go with "schizophrenic" as opposed to, say, "heavily revisionist sports dilettante with an irritatingly myopic view on rivalries". Of course, that's not to say that someone in that subset isn't schizophrenic too, which makes the prospect of meeting one that is an MSU fan all the more frightening.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||The Lottery...||
It's actually kind of interesting to see how it went from 7 to 11 to 13 to 14 over the years, and all of it really means - at least lately - that you have a good chance of either showing up in Philadelphia or New York, possibly as part of a three-way trade for Derrick Rose's good knee.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I Would Agree...||
I will agree with everyone else - the most piling on seems to be at the expense of whoever is in goal for the Red Wings on a given night. No matter how good they are doing, it never seems to be quite enough and the discussion seems to devolve into a bitchfest about the things they DIDN'T do, even in a win.
Second place has to be Lions QB for me - it seems like the past three decades have mostly been a story of a decent to good QB with insufficient talent around him or an outright disaster or Scott Mitchell's 1995 campaign that died prematurely in the wild card game against the Eagles.
Creeping up the list is anyone coming out of the bullpen for the Tigers.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Fair Point...||
Fair point, especially in the state of Michigan, but as for myself, I am personally waiting for Joe Lunardi's Way Too Early 2020 Weather Predictions before I decide whether or not I'll ever pick VIllanova to get out of the first weekend without at least a sprinkle or two.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I Have One...||
I have one, but I am also looking to trade it for something much better that does afar better job mulching shit down. Hell, if I can trade it for a Brush Hog, that might even be ideal. It also has to work in low, marshy areas....like southern Wayne County.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||About This...||
Not a single mention of the mods, who sacrifice the credibility they don't have daily in order to keep the place from being a complete catastrophe. Well, not a COMPLETE catastrophe....but certainly more readable than it otherwise might be.
In all seriousness though, I swear this is a rehash of an article from a few years ago for the most part, but in any case, it's hard to get a blog quite to the level where MGoBlog is. No small feat in the sports world by any stretch.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Appropriate...||
Loved watching Probert play here, and I was sad - as others were - when he left for Chicago. This tribute, however, is both amusing and appropriate and I would assume that he would have approved of it.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||You Would Think...||
At this time, Johnson is in the process of petitioning to the NCAA for hardship waivers in football, indoor track and outdoor track. If the petition is granted, Johnson would be eligible to participate in all three sports for Michigan in 2017-18.
You would think with all that has happened that the NCAA would grant the waivers no problem, but then you're trusting the NCAA to do the right, humane thing.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||That Quote...||
But Holland said he believes Blashill is the right man to lead the team, based partly in his resume of having won at lower levels, including the 2013 Calder Cup championship with the AHL Grand Rapids Griffins.
I guess my only question then is how long is the leash on Blashill - I am not on the "fire him now" boat like some folks I've discussed this with, but that makes me wonder what Holland's short term plan might be.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Maybe....||
It's great that Maryland should first join a different conference - ours - in order to feel at ease to say these things. Maybe if Maryland books the North Carolina Board Of Trustees on a United flight, that might get them to take some demand some serious reforms from both the athletic and academic camps.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||U-Hauls...||
While not the absolute most interesting rental I've had, the U-Haul with the pre-hemorrhaged transmission that somehow made the entire route of moving out my apartment and into my current home in 2003 is definitely right up there. Died in the U-Haul parking lot as I was attempting to return it. They even tried to charge me for the repairs before closer inspection determined that I rented it in that condition (the problem was unknown to me before I began driving it, of course).
|2 weeks 3 days ago||The Reality...||
The reality for some of us is this right here - when I lived in Ann Arbor and we were going to Bad Boys era games, it was a trek. When I bought my own home downriver and we were going to see those 2003-04 teams, it was still a trek. The Palace was a great venue, but LCA is going to be far more convenient for those of us west and south of Detroit. Admittedly, it's selfish, but it opens the door for more Pistons games.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||At The Request Of The OP....||
Red Berenson career retrospective/appreciation thread
This is coming down at the request of the OP, even though I personally saw nothing wrong with it.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Appreciating Berenson...||
We just talked a length about Berenson's career as a student athlete to now on "Wolverine Wanderings", and yes, I don't think there's any doubt that Berenson leaves his position with a program in a far more promising position than when he arrived.
One thing that we also mentioned is stability - among other things, Berenson provided something that a lot of programs don't experience in that regard. Whatever we might say about the last few years, Berenson is a difficult act to follow.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Interesting...||
I just saw this one on my phone - like the OP said, quite the day for Michigan coaches past and present, and in this case, Michigan assistants as well.
As I recall, among other things, Fisher is one of only ten coaches to win both the NCAA and NIT championships.
He had a good run at Michigan and at SDSU - hopefully, he has an excellent retirement.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Drake Johnson...||
Drake Johnson always seemed like he gave everything and even brought an extra gear beyond that to each game he was in. It's a shame that injuries kept him from being a larger contributor too. Best of luck to him in his endeavors beyond football.
As for Newsome, pretty sure he gets a huge ovation in 2018 then. He should take as much time as he feels appropriate.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Well, About That...||
Well, about that....
I might hold this declaration off until the latter half of May since both Wilson and Wagner didn't get an agent (honestly impressed by how many people don't seem to realize that not hiring an agent changes the picture a smidgen).The nice thing is that you can get that evaluation in the interim, the terrible thing is the waiting to see what will ultimately happen, of course. Hopefully, one or both return, but we won't know for a while yet.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Twitter Embed...||
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Great Tribute...||
It was also great to see the players and - in some cases - the families of the players who called that place home at some point during that ceremony, and I loved the "COME HOME, STEVIE" chant going on when Yzerman spoke. We can only hope Ken Holland heard that loud and clear, right? Dreaming, I know.
It was a great tribute all around.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Now, Now...||
Now, now....ESPN is going through a rough patch and they've been forced to accept severe cutbacks in the Timely Quotations group. Incidentally, they will be running an article tomorrow on how Tommy LaSorda thinks the Dodgers have a real shot in 1988 and he doesn't care what the pundits say.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||This Is It...||
...and so far, the last game is off to a good start.
To paraphrase: "It's really not dead, so long as we remember it."
|2 weeks 4 days ago||The Bullpen...||
It does seem that for the last decade or so, we've had to witness one of two situation from the Tigers bullpen in a good portion of their games (but not all, of course - there have been some nice performances here and there).
1) Something that looks hideous but somehow we manage to pull it out a la Todd Jones or Jose Valverde.
2) A meltdown that started in the mind of the pitcher called, possibly even hours before the actual game.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Now You've Done It...||
*insert quasi-inflammatory subthread wherein Team Noon, Team 3:30, and Team Doesn't Matter hash out their positions again.....still*
There, I've saved everyone some time by putting that in this thread.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||You Know...||
So, I wake up and have a cup of coffee, sit down to check MGoBlog, and imagine my mind when I see a post about five new blue balls. Naturally, my first question is this - "What the hell went on during the night shift here that balls were bruised in the process?"
Then I opened this and felt relief.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Well Done Indeed...||
Well, anytime you have the opportunity to beat OSU in a given day and you do it, that is a nice day indeed. When you do it twice, well, that's just an awesome day and there's nothing that can subtract from that.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||And Now...||
...and now I'll have to break open the cache of Pinky & The Brain episodes / sketches from "Animaniacs".
I still like the one where Brain invented steam-powered trousers for the 1939 World's Fair, which prompted Pinky to say:
"Brilliant, Brain! You can press your pants while you wear them!"
"Sartorial splendor is not one of my main objectives, Pinky."
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Oh No...||
Oh, no....it's fencing just not the sort that involves epees and any sort of facemask.
As demonstrated by some Rutgers football players over the last year or so, fencing goods is something they do quite well in Piscataway.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Watching Now...||
They were just talking about the possibility of Malik Zaire coming to Florida, however remote. Zaire in this offense with some of the players they've got right now would make them....irritating, I would think. Yes, irritating is the word I'll stick with there.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||What's Funny...||
What's funny is that I realized that this competition - which is about this time of the year and requires us to fake the whole mascot thing - would mean that this thread was bound to appear almost like clockwork. This blog, in its own amusing way, has a certain predictability about these things.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I Read That...||
I was reading about this at lunch at this seminar. I tend to agree with the author of the one piece - Wichita State coming in should hopefully be the cue for UConn and Memphis to get their act together again.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||My Two Cents...||
I think it's fine that players still have that week and a half or so to actually declare they wish to remain in school actually. As it is, you can get that baseline at the combine and then make a decision either way, and then do so again potentially, I believe, until your eligibility runs out. That seems like a fair system right now, but the OP's would make for an interesting insurance policy for some kids.
|3 weeks 1 hour ago||Greetings....||
We're here in Troy at the Living WIth Autism thing put on by MetroParent and Henry Ford Health today. Very interesting stuff so far and I would already recommend this if you're looking strategies and tips and even technology for a child on the autism spectrum.
|3 weeks 12 hours ago||About This...||
I can personally attest that management is all fun and games until someone crosses a line that is beyond your control and that the next steps must be enacted by you on behalf of others. That feeling is one of the worst that I know.
As for Red's situation, I would love to see him bow out gracefully - taking it to a point where something has to happen and it is going to happen to him is not the end I would have projected for Red.
|3 weeks 17 hours ago||Not Going To Panic...||
Yeah, floating your name like this doesn't mean too much, and I think you actually have until 10 days after the conclusion of the draft combine to provide a letter expressing your intent to withdraw from the process, so you can get an evaluation and still come back potentially. I am not going to panic, and really, good for them for baselining themselves.
|3 weeks 19 hours ago||Call Me Interested...||
I would be interested to try this one out if / when it gets to the Detroit area. In the long term, having to bitch out Comcast every other year to get a new low "contract" rate plus whatever channels any threats might afford me for a modest discount (OK, last sessions lopped 40% off the bill and I got HBO and Starz for nothing)....well, it gets a little tiresome.
|3 weeks 23 hours ago||Good Read...||
Then there’s the end of the Joe. Admittedly, JLA is a flawed building. It’s ugly and windowless and takes up valuable riverfront area. Its concourses are cramped and feel like a basement. Its location is fairly removed from the new attractions of the city, like gentrified Midtown or the Tigers’ and Lions’ more modern venues.
Well, if you're willing to take a little stroll up Jefferson, you aren't all that far from the main branch of the USPS in Detroit, so if you forgot to mail a bill or something - if you still mail any - there is that.
In all seriousness though, I will miss JLA too - it was pretty hideous on the outside, and its location on the river by the collision of the Lodge and Jefferson Avenue didn't make it easy to get to on game days, but the games that were played there....yeah, it is full of memories all the same.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Deion Sanders...||
You stole my thunder on this one - I was going to mention that when you hit a home run in an MLB game and score a touchdown in an NFL game in the same week, you are doing something pretty remarkable as an athlete, and Deion Sanders was a rather remarkable athlete indeed.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Interesting Stuff...||
“All these coaches are trying to sell the kids on the program and be all flashy. They’ve got all these game rooms and all these flashy things and great meals and everything is great. Where’s the mentorship of being a coach? Where does that come in? That’s kind of lost." - Coach Partridge
That's actually a really interesting thing to say, and it does speak to a lot of the things that seem to have been lost in the modern process and it is nice to see this staff get back to that mentorship because I think that's really what a lot of kids actually want.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I Will Say...||
I will say, among all the things that Don Brown has given to this team - including his defensive mind - the "Dude Of The Day" snippets are right up there among my favorite contributions too.
Hudson is yet another player that I shall be excited to see this fall.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||That Will Be The Day...||
Oh, that'll be the day....
"Choose from these categories....R....S....T....L....N....E"
"I'll take Potent Potables for $1000, Alex."
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Running In The Morning...||
"(We ran) that at 6 o'clock in the morning," he smiled.
At this point in my life, the only way a 4.67 40-time even gets discussed is if there is a pot of coffee and some breakfast at the end of the line, especially at 6 in the morning.
In all seriousness though, good for him - Evans is another player that I am very excited to see this coming season.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||In That Event...||
In that event, we have a case then where something IS spelled Raymond Luxury-Yacht but pronounced Throatwobbler Mangrove, it seems. I can be down with that.
Now, all we need is someone who wears an obviously false polystyrene nose to make the sketch complete.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Good Stuff...||
I’ve heard a few good things about Ty Isaac, but previous hype has led to just a bit of playing time, so an absence of hype means . . . I don’t know.
Still kind of interested in seeing what ultimately comes of Ty Isaac and if he sees the field a little more often. Evans, Walker and Higdon as the top three at RB seems about right, in my own estimation.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Same Thought...||
I had the same thought to tally wins and losses against the sixteen teams above us on this ranking and I was pleased with that quite honestly. I honestly wasn't sure where we would end up in any post tournament rankings - definitely in the teens, I thought, but no idea where exactly. I don't know that I have a specific complaint other than it would have been fun to see what happened if we overcame Oregon.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Slowest Car...||
The slowest car I ever owned - and I owned it very briefly in high school - was a 1989 Lumina that was "self-limited" in that it would not accelerate much beyond 50 MPH due to a failing fuel filter, catalytic convertor and a couple other things that should not have been a problem on what was then a fairly young (4 years) car, but then if you treat it wrong, that's an eternity in car terms. That's how I learned that lesson anyway.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I'll Put It This Way...||
Well, I will put it like this - on a $20 investment, I am getting exactly $0 of it back. It's a bit of a shame really, as it was a pool of 50 people and the top three spots were going to pay out, so if the bracket I entered weren't such a gloriously overthought tire fire, I could have walked away with a few hundred at least.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Next Week....||
You'll see it next week, right after Bleacher Report releases its slide show of the ten teams it thinks will be sleepers in 2032.
Also, you'll have to give Joe Lunardi a little time to revise the Way Too Early 2051 brackets, since it will be an interplanetary tournament by then.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Not Sure Where This Is Going...||
A total destruction of reality.
A post that was apparently so deep that whatever was heard could not be repeated for public consumption. I guess we "might of" (OP's words) missed it after all.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Well...||
Well, there's drinking involved, yes...
|3 weeks 3 days ago||That Last Sentence...||
Having grown up in Metro Detroit, my initial thought was more along the lines of, "What? He liked Kelly & Company?" then I realized that was such a fine show in its time and Brian Kelly is such a shit person in any time.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I Felt The Same...||
I felt the same way, quite honestly - I really didn't care what other teams did or to waht other teams agreed. As long as Michigan wasn't playing on Friday nights, I was fine with everything else. If Rutgers wants to butt in on some Wednesday night Sun Belt Fun Belt action, they are certainly welcome to do so. Indeed, they are welcome - as far as I am concerned - to join the Sun Belt.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Pleural Effusion...||
I completely understand the discomfort and pain of dealing with pleural effusion, having had a right side one with near collapse of a lung myself back around Christmas 2015. The five days spent being drained like a care getting an oil change were bad and I am nearly 40. I can't imagine being 5 - hopefully, only better days ahead for your son.
Only better days ahead for Anna too hopefully.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||The Comments...||
At least on 11W, the comments so far on this article are actually pretty amusing, a mix of some more thoughtful takes and honest questions as well as the odd criticism of the Buckeyes, to what you mentioned as well as use of "TTUN", which is one of those Woody-isms that you would think they'd be beyond now, but whatever, I guess.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Interesting Stuff...||
- As of yesterday, Danny Hurley, Tom Crean, and Jamion Christian had not been contacted about the position.
I kind of wonder where Tom Crean will end up next, but the idea of Amaker at Georgetown is actually rather interesting to me. Like Harvard, it seems like a situation that would be in his wheelhouse.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Still Waiting...||
Still waiting for someone to sponsor me based on shoes....
|3 weeks 4 days ago||To Answer...||
To answer, the mods can adjust point totals to both reward and punish by adjusting point totals. We can even set when they expire too, which would explain why sometimes you'll see some people suddenly leave Bolivia and resume their hopefully reformed MGoLives.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||That's What I Thought...||
That's what I was thinking too - there's every chance it becomes a Final Four venue rather early on in its life. Of course, that means more opportunities to be at a hoops (well, converted to hoops temporarily) venue where you need a telescope to see the action, but all the same, I bet it happens not too long after it opens.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||You Know...||
You know, sometimes when I am modding, it's not a question of "Do I feel bad for this person?" when I consider taking something down, but more "Do I feel bad ENOUGH for this person?". In this particular case, I didn't feel bad enough for them, so there it stood for all to see and for them to hopefully learn and grow.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Myself As Well...||
Count me also among those who did not realize that Schembechler (and his had been mentioned numerous times yesterday) and Ufer shared a birthday, and indeed it seems appropriate that they should in some ways as one gave the program a look and the other a voice, neither of which any of us will likely forget. Happy (well, now belated) birthday to both of them.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Nothing Yet...||
No huge problems as yet on my Galaxy Note 5, but the same lingering problems do exist, such as embeds not working and some posts from the main site not appearing in the mobile version and vice versa.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Watching Now...||
Yeah, a game that I didn't think would be much is now....a game, and a good one.
It likely won't happen now, but part of me was hoping for a Battle Of The Carolinas just to see what those two fanbases / states would come up with.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||You Know...||
I'm actually sort of pissed that it took this late into the day before someone either put up a good old fashioned April Fool's Day thread or a thread where someone was duped by an April Fool's Day (or indeed Chatsports) story. Get with it, folks.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||This Right Here...||
"But, honestly, that helps us more than it hurts us. They're talking about (Harbaugh) instead of their school. Why aren't they focusing on themselves instead of being scared of who we are? And 17-year-olds kind of take to that.
Now that's a perspective on negative recruiting that you don't hear often enough - why aren't those schools advertising themselves rather than trying to hurt Michigan? That's actually a really good way to throw it back at those who would do it.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Watched A Bit...||
Actually caught part of this game at the local athletic center, and I did like what I was seeing from Jordan Poole - he seems like he'll fit nicely into Beilein's system.
There were one or two people on the MGoBlog site on their phone near me, I noticed. We are indeed everywhere, even here in little old Romulus.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I Will Say...||
I will say that it isn't necessarily an unreasonable assumption by him that Deshaun Watson the customer should receive a little more civil treatment that Deshaun Watson the player, but I do agree that in some places in particular, it is not likely to happen and that the management of that bar didn't seem to do much at all isn't exactly professional, in my own opinion.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Interesting Stuff...||
Yeah, after reading those articles, I look at some of the Crean jokes I've made and some of the things I said about his on-court persona and am reminded - again - that this is not necessarily who or what people are. Someone brought up a great example above - Frank Martin.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Nearly Forgot...||
I nearly forgot - let's take a look at those brackets now:
|3 weeks 6 days ago||The Insight...||
It's definitely business-like. He came from the NFL and that's how he runs it. Everything's a competition. Everything's about producing. Everything's about conducting yourself like you're a pro. He definitely prepares us for what's to come and what's to expect at the next level.
I will say, I like the insight the players give into what it is like to be coached by Jim Harbaugh because they live that life. I think we all assumed this is what went on anyway, but it is fun to read this stuff all the same.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||In Addition...||
In addition, I take this to mean that he will return home briefly in late April when he realizes he forgot his wallet, then return to being "out for the spring".
In all seriousness, hopefully it isn't anything serious and he's back before August.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Embed For The Board...|
|3 weeks 6 days ago||About This...||
Well, the kids are fully indoctrinated, and my wife - who grew up in Chicago and followed Northwestern athletics - now cheers for Michigan at games, even when we're playing Northwestern. Outside of that, I've not had a lot of opportunities, quite honestly - perhaps I am not trying nearly as hard as I should on this front though.
|4 weeks 19 min ago||Much Needed...||
This is a much needed Friday - feeling a bit burned out over some things that haven't quite gone as I would have liked. Burned out kind of like this transformer from the recent storm:
|4 weeks 3 hours ago||Thanks For Sharing...||
The original Fairgrounds are basically where Burns Park is now, if I am not mistaken. I remember because I designed the upgraded service to the elementary school right there and that came up in a conversation on site. Very cool piece of the university's history as well as the city's history.
Thanks for sharing this.
|4 weeks 17 hours ago||Yet Again...||
Yet again, we see an example of the cult of personality surrounding a rightfully disgraced man who has now been dead for about five years. What an unbelievably insensitive thing to say.
If he honestly doesn't understand why the victims should testify at a trial for the person that abused them, that says a lot of Al Lord and none of it is good.
|4 weeks 21 hours ago||My Guess...||
I do agree with you - the analysis was was fine, although I am always suspicious of just how many hours the NFL guys put into these as I never find myself in complete agreement usually. What I think the poster was trying to extend, and in a chuckle-worthy way, was the ongoing joke here that Jabrill isn't ready for prime time yet. I think we were all hoping - vainly, but hoping - that we'd be here one day talking about 17th year senior Jabrill Peppers still needing that final year.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Interesting...||
Like others, I was in no way a fan of signing Mike Pelfrey, but he seemed pretty genuine and, if nothing else, seemed like he was putting his all out there on the mound, even if it wasn't, well, quality pitching - I'll be polite here. It wasn't, although he did have a handful (key word) of starts where he seemed to do OK.
I think Sanchez is supposed to start the season as the long reliever, which is interesting to me - if there is a role for him, that might be it. We shall see how that pans out, I
|4 weeks 1 day ago||My Two Cents...||
Well, as my father still likes to tell people (as he told me and my sister as we embarked on this parent thing) - "Parenthood is the best job you're never prepared for".
That's actually true. I guess if there is an initial bit of advice to give, it's just to embrace your now expanded family and enjoy it. That, and get some sleep now if possible, because sleep might become precious and valuable for a while.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I Shouldn't Say This...||
I probably should not say this as a moderator, but posts like this make me smile sometimes because whereas some may take this as a teachable moment, others would see such a thing and use it as a chance to flame out in a rather amusing fashion.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||The Rome Trip...||
We have youth clinics for American football. We're going to visit with refugees. We're going to take a cooking class. Going to an Opera. We're gonna of course watch the movie Gladiator while we're there.
This sounds like a lot of fun up to and including watching "Gladiator" in Rome. I am now actually really jealous of this trip and I am not even on the team.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Kentucky Fans...||
No one would or should wish death on any fan or ref or whoever, of course, but I will say that my one of my neighbors - who is the worst kind of bandwagon fan and yes, that includes Kentucky basketball for some reason - has been absolutely silent about hoops since Sunday and it has been wonderful to NOT hear, thank you very much.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||You're Right...||
You know, you're right.
*drives to Detroit Metro*
*begins to watch domestic arrivals monitors*
|4 weeks 2 days ago||If I Could...||
Well, if it were possible for me to offer this without getting into trouble, we have a test facility where we could jumper the necklace across two phases of primary distribution - it probably would more or less vaporize the necklace if all goes well. That would be a fitting ending to such an item indeed.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||About This...||
Yeah, we're sliding into that time where there is just spring ball and then nothing but a great football desert which only has a small dose of news here and there. Usually, by the end of June, when we start running out of threads in which more than 10 people participate, I begin to grow hungry for football again.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Cool Stuff...||
I think it was actually a smidgen warmer up there than it was down here today, so at least they got this victory in some nicer weather to boot.
Very impressive stat there, incidentally - 36 consecutive scoreless innings. Very nice to see this team continue to dominate in this way.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I Don't Know...||
Well, I will be there live for all the wild speculation that normally arises from the Spring Game as well as to enjoy the only glimmer of collegiate football I will get until August. Do I care if it is televised live? No, not really.
Was there a reason I am supposed to intensely dislike this other than the fact that ours probably is not the ratings king of spring games? Actually, come to think of it, I don't care about that either.
Why the rage, WD?
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Like Some Folks...||
Like some folks here, I was born into a family that had Michigan connections (my mother is an alumna), so I never really knew anything else but being a fan of all things Michigan, but I also had the benefit of having a next-door neighbor growing up who was - up to and including his maize and blue van (which has been covered by the news before) - perhaps one of the most die-hard Michigan fans (and he was an alumnus) ever. Basically, I was fully indoctrinated by the time I was finishing out potty training.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I Will Say...||
I will admit, I would love to see Brady at least try to achieve that. I can think of several quarterbacks that made it into their forties like Brunell, Morral, Flutie and quite a few others, but I can't think of a QB that made it that deep into their forties. I could very well be missing something, but it would be neat to see longevity of the Blanda variety at another position.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Farting...||
Normally, you don't announce that unless you simply want to be clear that it is you - and not the rupture of a gas line - that is to blame for the foul stench in the general area. Frankly, I don't know if Dantonio is that self-effacing and part of me expects this presser to be heabily pre-edited by MSU's public relations and legal folks.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Best Of Luck To Him...||
As much as we said about him perhaps, he's another player that showed up in moments when we needed everyone on deck - and indeed, he gave us some great displays of defense here and there in the tournament as well. Best of luck to him wherever he goes, and like others, I think it would have been fun to have him around for another year.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||You Know It's Bad When...||
You know it's bad when we had to get education - as utility employees, mind you - on how to deal with these things in the workplace. That was actually added to the First Aid / CPR certification that we went through a couple months ago. It was....interesting, and rather sad.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Yikes...||
Yikes...and people accuse ME of publishing spreadsheets that no one can read. I saw this and thought, "Wow, I am much worse off in the vision department than my prescription would indicate..."
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Oh Yes...||
Oh,yes. I can't wait to write the explanation as to why that thread came down eventually too. I imagine that might be some of my best work in the four years I've been helping to moderate this blog.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Spring Break...||
I actually never planned anything for spring break - most everyone else left and it was time to actually catch up on hobbies like music and model ships (science fiction ones mainly - I still have my model of USS Reliant, for example) and things like that. Even at Michigan, I had a tendency to schedule my own vacation, hence the class which I attended maybe five times not including exams, did all the reading, and still managed an "A" in it.
We're taking the kids to museums, some of them on campus as well as the DIA and a few others, and some miscellaneous events. They are out the week after this coming week and I do plan to be more scarce at work than usual for that reason.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||You Know...||
The funny thing about basketball - and a couple other sports - is that the meeting of two essentially slimeball programs like these two still makes for an entertaining game.
Meanwhile, my neighbor - the bandwagon Kentucky guy - is probably locked away in his basement with a case of PBR watching this game. #DownriverLife
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Good To Hear...||
Yeah, that interview does seem like it could easily have #HotTakesExposed right after it now.
Also, for several years now, it feels especially right and moral to beat Penn State.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I Remember...||
I was at my parents' house watching this on PASS with a few people - I distinctly remember everyone standing up and cheering with each fight too.
That flying body check that Shanahan laid on Roi - which Roi deserved because Roi - was a thing of beauty.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Indeed Yes...||
You have a point. This thread is saving us from a very spirited debate on various methods and means of kitchen counters and cabinetry.
Well, it is until about the middle of June, when we will dig up that thread and probe for any additional comments. I notice that we've not fully explored the marble angle, for example...
|4 weeks 5 days ago||You Know...||
I almost find it a shame that they won't have the Spring Game in the Coliseum, and since they would occasionally flood the place, a Game complete with an old-school naval battle recreated afterwards with one trireme commanded by Harbaugh himself. I'll take Michigan Stadium as a suitable replacement though, and maybe we can still get the naval battle afterwards.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I Will Say...||
I was always partial to Darkwing Duck myself.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Watching Now...||
Well, Trevon Bluiett sort of Bluiett there on the TO.
I will show myself out now.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||The Camera...||
Haven't they done that before though, where the footage pretty much gave away nothing? I could be wrong, but I seem to remember that being one of the chief complaints about some of the practice videos over the years.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||The Gonzaga Bandwagon...||
Regarding the Gonzaga bandwagon, did anyone check to make sure it seated all 20 people? If not, I definitely wouldn't drive that thing through any busy intersections for the fear of being pulled over for more than a few violations.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Normally...||
Normally, I would agree really, but this particular post was from a forum that was private in the first place, therefore inaccessible to most to begin with and with reason. In this case, I think it is fine to respect their wish that things not be shared outside those confines. I certainly wouldn't treat it the same way if it were on someone's public-facing page, of course.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Let Me Put It Like This...||
Team Insights from Orlando Malone (Father of Corey)
From the post the OP copied:
Decided to drop a few nuggets to sooth everyone's mind (bball loss) and help launch spring ball tomorrow. If this stuff show up anywhere, I will go on another self imposed "post band."
So, let's not be THAT blog....
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Interesting...||
Well, if nothing else, Archie Miller seems to be aware of his own suit size, so the worry about self-pantsing like you had with Crean is greatly reduced. That, and the police can rest easy in Bloomington as the threat of net theft may go down.
In all seriousness, that's not a bad hire for Indiana.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||These Fans...||
Ah, these are the fans that I so enjoy during March and April - one unexpected configuration of one unit and we're doomed and so and so isn't ready or as good as we thought and so forth.
This is the sort of thing that makes sitting in the stands at the Spring Game actually a hilarious affair, if you're into that sort of thing.