landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
|4 min 13 sec ago||To Be Fair...||
To be fair, if you're Seal, more people would probably believe that name on a fake ID than your given name, which in his case is Olusegun Adeola Samuel (I remember this from an interview he did many moons ago) - most folks who work the front door of bars and clubs in the Midwest would wonder if you made the latter name up, I would think.
|1 hour 36 min ago||Even Better...||
Even better, I think their final ranking was #8 in both the AP and Coaches poll in all three of those years, which isn't so important as it is kind of amusing that it would end up being static like that. Polls are weird though.
Yeah, I think you have to go back to the mid-1980s for the three-year run before 2002-2004 when Iowa was a 9-10 win team for a stretch. Before that, they don't exactly have a glowing history of football success, if I am not mistaken.
|2 hours 57 min ago||About That...||
As long as the listing does not say something to the effect of "Dexter Township, near North Territorial and Dexter-Pinckney....you know, by the Bearclaw" as a seat location, then I won't complain too much. Just glad to see the momentum return as well as the excitement and demand for seats.
|3 hours 55 min ago||Should Have Gone Sooner...||
McCaw said in a statement he was stepping down because it would be help Baylor promote "unity, healing and restoration."
I agree with others here - it was amazing that he was not removed outright along with Briles, but still, another person who should have gone is now gone. To what the OP brought up, I would have to think that he knew all too well that he enabled some terrible things and that there was no way he could be effective in his position now, but it is entirely possible that staying on to make an interim hire was an attempt at doing something right in the face of so many wrongs. Only McCaw could tell you for certain.
|15 hours 7 min ago||To Be Fair...||
To be fair to Rutgers, I think it is more that they see themselves as the little engine that could, if you will. What they don't seem to realize that, or what they choose to consciously overlook, is that this engine is a small two-stroke engine currently inside a weed whacker in Perth Amboy. I am sure they'll figure it out at some point.
|17 hours 30 min ago||That Moment...||
I will admit that I watched this game from the 3rd quarter or so onwards because I wanted to be there to witness the moment that Beamerball transcended the need to score points which could be expressed in positive integers. It was not nearly as fascinating or eventful as I had imagined it would be, of course, but I did watch.
|21 hours 13 min ago||Very Cool Indeed...||
Especially during what is really a down period when it comes to blog activity, we do sometimes forget about some of these nice things which tend to go on in the shadow what normally gets extensive coverage around here. Congratulations to the rowing team on what is a phenomenal feat and a fantastic run indeed.
|1 day 52 min ago||Even Worse...||
Even worse, these officials couldn't even go to the kinetoscope for the replay footage, which would have needed to have developed quite some time before the actual review anyway, so there wasn't even an opportunity for the patrons to line up - single-file - to peer into the machine and see how jobbed they had been on that call (or not jobbed, depending on your affiliation perhaps).
|1 day 3 hours ago||On Memorial Day...||
We're doing ribs today, marinating right now in a lime and ginger concoction. They should be exquisite, if the scent is any indication.
As for war films, "The Great Escape" is a cinematic classic and always a favorite of mine. "A Bridge Too Far" holds an interesting place on that list for me - I had family on BOTH sides at Arnhem. "Bridge On The River Kwai" also is highly recommended if you've never seen it. "The Deer Hunter" and "Apocalypse Now" are also right up there, in my opinion. Other folks in the thread have named some good ones too - this is a wide field, I would say.
|1 day 4 hours ago||To Add A Little...||
Here's the interactive bracket on the NCAA site - LINK - in the evnent someone wants the link for a quick reference this week.
As for the late game, quite alright of course - I am sure we've all been seen cheering on Wolverines later than those times at some point in our lives.
|1 day 16 hours ago||Brushes With Fame...||
It's surprisingly easy to have brushes with fame or semi-fame when you're in downtown Detroit, I've found over the years. I was at a meeting downtown once last year and as it let out, I was walking and talking with someone and walked right past Miguel Cabrera, who was there for some corporate event involving the company's philanthropic arm. Sadly, it took a couple feet of walking and not really paying attention before my brain said, "Dumbass, that's Miguel Cabrera..." so no chat.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Those Videos...||
There was a lot to lose one's mind over in those videos really - I don't think there is a team that wouldn't want someone who could hurdle everyone in front of them on their offense. I am only a casual follower of recruiting, but I remember being particularly interested in McGuffie just for the athleticism alone.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Taking This Down...||
"Harbaugh displaying wretched excess of absolute power"
Yeah, this one can come down now. I think we got as much out of this one as we're going to get.
|1 day 20 hours ago||Don't Be That Person...||
There is a small but vocal minority around here that misinterpret the intent of MGoBlog as being football, basketball, hockey and that's more or less it - that's simply not the case at all. The body of Michigan athletics is celebrated here, and you'll find a lot of folks do in fact follow softball here.
I guess my message is this - don't be that guy. That guy tends not to last long here.
- A fellow Hornet (Class of 1996)
|1 day 23 hours ago||Well, That's Interesting...||
Bases loaded for Romero with one out. That got interesting in a hurry, if you will.
Fingers crossed here.
....and sacrifice fly. 4-2 Michigan. Fingers still crossed.
|2 days 14 hours ago||All I Can Say Is...||
All I can say to those who wonder why they are still posting in some form is that the modding thing does not extend to the app, so even though they are banned on the site proper, you can pretty much do whatever in the app, which makes it pretty amusing to read the vitriol of the users who are relegated to Bolivia spewing on the app.
I don't know which of the two that I would rather have seen write this piece though. Maybe Sean Ornery only because he would first decry this thread as the problem with the blog today and then go on to write an article which enables the problem, sort of like this article. Hmmmm....
|2 days 17 hours ago||Today...||
Although I promised myself I wouldn't do too much outside today, the implosion orchestrated by Saupold and Wilson was cause enough for me to go immediately outside and mow the lawn while I tried not to say the things I was thinking about the bullpen.
As for the rest of the weekend, we're going with hamburgers, ribs, steaks and anything we can grill basically. I am trying to enjoy some alcohol-free brews as I still cannot drink pending medical approval, although this is a struggle for me. Sobriety blows.
|2 days 20 hours ago||Tone It Down...||
If you would tone it down a notch, please, that would be excellent. It is a holiday weekend, I am grilling right now and in a very amiable mood and - more importantly - I REALLY don't want to do the mod thing this weekend if I don't have to do it. Just enjoy the fact that we have actual Michigan sports to talk about in late May....also, enjoy a beer. I'd let you have one from my fridge, but you're in San Diego, I assume.
EDIT: To reply to San Diego Mick below, this goes for everyone - enjoy the holiday weekend and don't fly off the handle or otherwise be uncivil in a thread where we should be cheering our softball team on.
|3 days 1 hour ago||Even Better...||
Even better, like the rest of us, they are posting on a CFB message board that is prone to going down analytical / theoretical rabbitholes arguably more often than similar sites, so they may feel right at home with that one. I do agree though, that "Podcast Ain't Played Nobody" is a good one though, and for that reason.
|3 days 4 hours ago||MGoBlog After Hours...||
On the occasions when I can't sleep and have the notion to check on MGoBlog After Hours, I admit to a similar expression, although I look that way - if it is during the season - at the threads that are going to get nuked in the morning. To be fair to the blog though, some of the most fascinating (I am being generous here - maybe) theories on sports ever fronted by anyone have appeared here between about 1 AM and 5 AM or so.
|3 days 17 hours ago||Interesting...||
As I recall, one of the reasons that Little Caesars Arena (please rename this, Illitch Holdings) exists - well, aside from hockey - is for the potential to bring things like the Final Four or other similar tournaments to Detroit, so piloting basketball with a game during someone's regular season makes sense.
They are working quickly on this arena too - each time I am downtown for a meeting, it looks radically different.
|3 days 19 hours ago||Training Days...||
Unless it is web-based - in which case, the only day people seem to do it is Friday - we almost never schedule any training on Friday unless it cannot be avoided. The main reason is that we have a fair number of people who work flexible schedules (4 10-hour days typically) and Friday is a big "off" day for those people. Monday has the same problem associated with it where I work, albeit to a lesser extent.
|3 days 23 hours ago||Until Then...||
Until then, of course, everyone here should be brushing up on....oh....we'll say Kurt Vonnegut, because there will eventually be a point in July where a thread something like "OT: What Is Your Favorite Vonnegut Work?" will appear. Strangely, that thread itself will appear as if it was in fact written by a drunk or high Kilgore Trout.
|3 days 23 hours ago||Oh, Nice...||
The majority of Rutgers fans are opposed to a game at Yankee Stadium, with 69.3 percent of over 2,904 respondents to an NJ.com poll voting against having a game in the Bronx. Rutgers is now scheduled to have six true home games in 2017.
If you won't see the game in Piscataway and you reside there, why would you go all the way to the Bronx to see it? I mean, the Yankees organization is all too happy, I assume, to have people in the seats and paying to be there on a day when normally this wouldn't happen, but it's awesome that Rutgers thinks the Yankees care.
|3 days 23 hours ago||Interesting Development...||
"All but one of the 16 Level I violations arose from intentional misconduct committed by rogue former employees or boosters outside the University's direct control acting in contravention of rules education provided to them by the University,"
I like how if you end up on the wrong side of the fallout that you suddenly become a "rogue employee" in these instances, even in cases like this where there is well-founded belief that the failures which allow it to happen are systemic in nature. I have to imagine that - by law - Ole Miss has to provide more than "Don't get caught" in the way of rules education, but more and more it seems like that is about the only rule some departments and programs really emphasize.
|4 days 4 hours ago||Interesting Stuff...||
"We're tighter, cleaner," Bunting said. "We had a year to practice everything. Second year with the same program you just keep building from where you left off and where we left off is now the new benchmark to build off of."
I like that approach and it seems like it is less popular in football that it should be, the attitude that last year is merely the current year's baseline and your goal is to make the following year's baseline just that much higher. It's difficult to maintain because of players coming into and going out of the program, learning curves, and so forth, but if you can manage something like, there's very little you cannot do as a program, I would think.
|4 days 5 hours ago||Here Comes The Weekend...||
The Fridays which come up against holiday weekends like this are actually the times when it is sort of nice to go into work, in my opinion, but these are usually the days which are meeting-free and therefore days where things can actually be accomplished. I am already resigned to the idea of being down to a skeleton crew today, so there are projects on which I can move forward without too much interruption.
Of course, if anything happens where we need to respond to something in a hurry, that will be perhaps an issue, so fingers crossed for no sudden problems, or a least hopefully they can fester over the holiday weekend. I won't be answering my voice mails after 4 PM or so anyway.
|4 days 14 hours ago||Very Cool...||
This is a pretty cool idea and these actually are some pretty good matchups. I can only imagine how those kids will feel getting to play one of their games on Michigan Stadium's field - they'll remember that one for a long time, win or lose, I would think. As someone mentioned, this seems like it will build some great goodwill with in-state programs, which would be an added bonus.
I wonder if they'll open these to the general public - I actually haven't seen a high school game since I was in high school.
|4 days 16 hours ago||In The Comments...||
Some of the comments on that article are pretty funny:
hey look, a bunch of pats fans equating a practice violation 2 months before the preseason to deflating balls during playoff games
There do seem to be a fair number of Patriots fans taking it out on everyone in the comments, from the look of things, even wondering how this is somehow their fault and what the fine might be for New England.
|4 days 22 hours ago||Wait A Minute...||
Whitlock really said that? What does he want Briles to do in such a situation? Advocate for understanding and patience? I think it is well past that, if this is the case. Yeah, Jason Whitlock definitely would be in my top five, if I had to make a list of sports commentators / journalists whose ability to stay employed was something I did not understand completely.
|4 days 23 hours ago||About This...||
John U. Bacon put it nicely on Twitter - "Baylor did the right thing - after it had tried everything else." In some way, Penn State's firing of Joe Paterno was a vaguely similar moment of doing the right thing after - in their case - having tried everything else for what we now understand could have been up to 45 years or so. The similarities may end there though. In both cases, far too little, far too late.
Neither canning in any way makes up for the human disaster left behind in part because of the unwillingness of these coaches to do the right - no, the human thing. In my own opinion, both should be remembered for the things they failed to do or were unwilling to do because, if you will, it would have ruined a good thing on the field. I wonder if programs ever take time to reflect on their own collective humanity in these situations.
Thus far, however, it seems like Baylor is handling this better than Penn State, relatively speaking, that is - Penn State was and still is immersed in a cult of personality around Paterno and fans largely refused to acknowledge that Paterno was Sandusky's enabler on those staffs, one of many really. I haven't seen nearly that level of denial and those feelings of persecution from Baylor fans so far. I could be missing something there though.
Sports seems to be particularly vulnerable to the development of a culture where Plan Z in these situations - where someone is caught directly doing something horrible and criminal, or where someone whose responsibilities involve mitigating bad behavior fails to do it on every level - is what Plan A should have been in an ideal world.
|5 days 6 min ago||Oh, Nice...||
Next time, engage them in a game of "Do you remember that time when...." and try to confine it to positive memories of the last ten years or so. As a Lions fan, all I can say is that if both parties are candid with themselves, this game should not take terribly long.
|5 days 1 hour ago||Not Shocking...||
There are isolated people on Twitter that seem genuinely shocked that Baylor did this, but I cannot for the life of me imagine why - at this point, and with a very, very ugly oversight (lack of it really, up to and including the horrible things reported recently) problem getting worse by the moment there, you can't keep him. It is something Baylor should have done already perhaps, but at this point keeping him is an indefensible look. Good for them.
|5 days 1 hour ago||My Own View...||
Sitting here now, my own view on this is the "when there is time" stance on the Michigan / ND rivalry. Since we are now short one non-conference game, it won't happen every year, and I won't feel bad if it doesn't happen most years, but if there's a slot and they are agreeable, then fine, I wouldn't be averse to it. I just don't feel the need to turn it into something like it was now - I find that "To Hell With Notre Dame" actually is not a bad general strategy.
|5 days 6 hours ago||Embed For The Board...|
|5 days 16 hours ago||Catching Up...||
I've been bringing myself up to speed on this one, and I am enjoying it thoroughly. I actually have the same issue as a poster above now - I keep trying to talk about it to people at work and no one seems to have heard about it, much less watched it. The more I see, the more I don't understand why it hasn't been more popular.
|5 days 21 hours ago||What Happens Then...||
I am pretty sure that what happens then is that Ron Zook (or perhaps Charlie Weis) in a false mustache, fedora and khakis shows up claiming to be the long-sought Him Jarbaugh. Actually, as it is Rutgers, it will be Chris Ash in a tanktop and with hair dyed to make him look like he could be related to The Situation, albeit distantly.
|5 days 21 hours ago||Interesting Stuff...||
I submitted a reply - I would actually be rather interested in seeing the results get broken down in a diary now and then something in December when we slide into bowl season just to see how accurate the board in fact was.
Also, there are several divisions across conferences where the great pity is that someone has to win them - yeesh.
|5 days 23 hours ago||Don't Do This...||
All I know is that you do NOT want to pronounce the name of the hiring manager incorrectly.
|6 days 25 min ago||If I Could...||
If I had all this to do over again, I would have been a little more vigilant about getting into medical school and becoming what I always really wanted to be, which was a psychiatrist, mainly so I could help people become more stable than I am.
In ten years on my present track, however, I would like to see myself a bit higher on the management ladder, possibly a full-fledged manager with an entire region of the service territory under my ever-so-gracious-and-amusing thumb. I am also in the process of resurrecting my writing career and trying once again to break into comedy. I've also been doing sports podcasts for over a year now and wouldn't mind being noticed for that work either.
|6 days 2 hours ago||About That GIF...||
The full video that goes with the one GIF - it's an easter egg on the ST:TNG box set, as I recall and it is pretty funny to watch Stewart break out a couple moves, however minor:
|6 days 6 hours ago||Aside From This...||
Aside from a friendly wager on the series, I didn't put anything formal down on the Cleveland - Toronto series once it was known (no way I would have guessed this matchup earlier - Cleveland, yes, but not Toronto), but I took Toronto in this one. As with any series, it may not happen, but I do enjoy watching Toronto stand up to LeBron James and the Cavs, particularly late on Monday.
|6 days 17 hours ago||About This...||
It's just a preference thing with me, but stuff that was taken from pre-digital film or television is stuff that I would actually rather just watch in its original aspect ratio. I mean, if someone can clean it up, that's great, but sometimes it seems like the image gets pixelated or everyone appears shorter and fatter. It's really kind of a minor thing with me, but I do understand where you're coming from there.
|6 days 19 hours ago||Already Covered...||
MBB will host Virginia Tech in B1G ACC Challenge
You have to catch the blog on a severe off day for such information to not have appeared by now. The rule I like to give people is that if any player or coach-related news or scheduling information has been out for about five minutes, it's probably already here.
|6 days 23 hours ago||Falling Starr...||
The lawsuit claims that Hernandez’s mother’s inquiry to the school regarding their mental health services was shot down, saying “they were too busy” to see her daughter. It goes on to say that this happened twice more and that she was told, according to the lawsuit, by academic services that “even if a plane falls on your daughter, there’s nothing we can do to help you.”
I am guessing then, based on this, that Starr's entire stance on providing any sort of service to victims was courtesy of Baylor's long-admired "Fuck You" department. When the governance of the school is your responsibility and this is how you choose to govern, yeah, you're getting fired.
That being said, how Art Briles still manages to hold that job and have the ability to look at himself in the mirror is phenomenal to me. That program has no apparent oversight, has had players implicated time and again in serious crimes, and yet here he is.
|1 week 1 hour ago||The First Rule...||
I think that with the first rule we also need to have some sort of Thanksgiving Dinner Support Network for the people who do elect to hang around for the game. Those of us on the blog who are local can host those people and they can argue with our families in our place so they don't feel left out.
|1 week 1 hour ago||About That...||
I did not do this in the Prizm that I had for almost 12 years and it came at the price of a lot of replacement parts at the end of that car's life, so yeah, definitely do this if you live in a state that has salt slathered on its roads a few months out of each year. I take my current vehicle to the car wash once or twice a month now and pay for the full deal, as a matter of fact, and usually I will bitch until my wife promises to do the same thing. Once burned and all that.
|1 week 13 hours ago||What I Know...||
Here's what I know - we lost one bus at Phoenix substation, so three circuits look flat at the moment. There is probably some scattered stuff throughout the north and central parts of the city too because of the load loss and the resultant attempt by some circuits to pick up the slack (not all of them are equipped to do that though). Assuming for the moment it is only the breaker and the trunk into the sub and all that checks out (they'll patrol it for safety - that fire can be ugly otherwise and let's just avoid that if we can) - maybe and hour or two. If there is some problem on either the subtransmission or distribution side, probably longer. Depends on what triggered the breaker.
|1 week 15 hours ago||Here's The Article..||
Here's Rothstein's article detailing some of the other matchups - LINK
Some of the ones I thought looked interesting on paper - Michigan State vs. Duke, Wisconsin vs. Syracuse (hopefully this gets moved to BTN After Hours), North Carolina vs. Indiana and Maryland vs. Pitt.
|1 week 21 hours ago||I Will Admit...||
“I broke the bone while hitting him,” Harbaugh told Albom. “I’ve heard he’s telling people I never hit him, but I don’t know why he would say that. I would assume he knew what happened, since we were both there.On the way to the elevator, I felt my hand swelling up immediately.”
Someone mentioned it above as well, but I also laughed here because this response is so very Jim Harbaugh. It pokes at Kelly and doesn't apologize in the slightest and at the same time describes the consequences suffered in the attempt. Actually, the entire account which he gave to Albom is something you can hear in Harbaugh's voice, which makes it incredibly entertaining and yes, entertaining at the expense of Jim Kelly.
|1 week 23 hours ago||You Would Think...||
The attorneys representing Brady argue a rehearing is warranted because NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell doesn’t have the have the power to suspend Brady for his role in the deflation of footballs used in the 2015 AFC title game. The petition also claims Goodell disregarded the usual discipline schedule for equipment-related violations.
I just like that apparently there is a schedule for equipment-related violations and subsequent discipline, which sort of makes the entire thing sound like every March when I go to protest my assessment with the city.
In all seriousness though, you would think that the NFL would have better things to do than get involved in a protracted legal battle over the relative inflation of a football and accusations of cheating, but no.....get that bastard Tom, right?
|1 week 1 day ago||On The Back End...||
"They've classed us as a data-based recruiting agency," Chapman said. "We're like, no, no, we're just training guys to punt the ball and then we get in touch with coaches or interested coaches call us. But they wanted to class us in that category and they put their foot down, which they have the right to do."
See, kids, THAT'S how you get everyone on the back end of things.....sure, the rule which made the camps a non-starter for a few weeks gets overturned, but now come up with some awkward classification criteria which makes certain locations strangely non-compliant and you've done it. It's how the world seems to work sometimes.
|1 week 1 day ago||Not Shocking...||
The 91-page report describes how the NFL pressured the National Institutes of Health to strip the $16 million project from a prominent Boston University researcher and tried to redirect the money to members of the league's committee on brain injuries. The study was to have been funded out of a $30 million "unrestricted gift" the NFL gave the NIH in 2012.
The paragraph which follows this one, where the NFL backs out of the gift when they don't get their way on who actually directs the study, is frightening in that it isn't so shocking to believe that they would actually go to these lengths, to get people in positions in the NIH who may support their position. The only thing missing is a headline like: "Mysterious Break-Ins At NIH Slow Concussion Research" or "NFL Offers To Rewrite Conclusion For Concussion Study"
|1 week 1 day ago||This Blog?||
This blog needs a meme generator? There goes the Internet....for real this time, not all the times where we've said that before and nothing notable really happened.
In all seriousness though, that would be interesting to see if this place could work its way into the most meme-rich sites officially. Unofficially, between all the common catchphrases and quasi-traditions on this site, we might be already there.
|1 week 1 day ago||About This...||
See, when I saw the thread title, my mind went not to the idiosyncracies of Spartan culture, if you will, but to the Addams Family insertion. I just thought that somehow my mental image of Mark Dantonio as a shorter Lurch was coming one step closer to being a real thing. All that we really need now is for him to answer a door one day with this slow, somewhat menacing "You rang?" and the transformation will be complete.
|1 week 1 day ago||Great Story...||
This is a story that I know we've seen covered in some respects on the board before, but not quite like that. Uzelac lived the nomadic coordinator / assistant life with a smattering of head coaching jobs and then comes back the state of Michigan, where he got his first notable breaks under Bo and then as WMU's coach. There, he takes a team that had been on a 4-68 run before he got there, had not had a winning record in over 20 years and a team that had never been to the playoffs to heights long forgotten in his first year. It really is a great, feel good story in an era that seems to lack such stories - I hope they can continue this newfound success.
|1 week 1 day ago||Within The Story...||
The article within that link about the most pirated shows is pretty interesting to me - I didn't really think about how pirated Game Of Thrones really truly is until they laid out the numbers in that piece, even at a high level. It might very well explain why my one of my in-laws has every episode on DVDs with handwritten labels yet doesn't have cable, I will put it that way.
|1 week 1 day ago||No One Does...||
No one does, to be honest, but given that they continue to troll conferences by occasionally joining them in every other sport but football and carry with them perhaps one of the whiniest fanbases in college sports and none of this makes any impression on them, I am going to assume that they are OK with that. All the better when we beat them, when any team beats them.
|1 week 2 days ago||I Like It...||
I acutally like the move to a nine-game conference schedule - theoretically, it means that the non-conference schedule should be planned a bit more carefully and with some better opponents, and it decreases the likelihood of having any given Big Ten team off the schedule for an eon or more. Well, it will shorten that to a century or two with any given team, I should say.
|1 week 2 days ago||Waluigi...||
Waluigi probably makes a pretty good football player too even in the Super Mario World. As I recall from Mario Golf though, Waluigi was the character with that horrific slice, almost reminiscent of Jackie Mason's character in the second Caddyshack film (also reminiscent of my own slice - "You have the worst slice in the history of golf. Might as well go with it.")
|1 week 2 days ago||Sometimes...||
I sometimes have trouble translating between baseball (which I know like the back of my hand) and softball (which is different enough that some things elude me), so I have to struggle to remember that in NCAA-sanctioned softball games, you can only leave the base you're on when the pitch is released, or so I understand. I sat here for a moment wondering why the runners weren't getting a more baseball-ish 2-out jump before I remembered the rule difference.
|1 week 3 days ago||For Kicks...||
I could be misinterpreting the poster above, but I assume Rutgers is thrown in there for kicks. I mean, their newfound bluster is cute, but I would think that when the game actually comes, we will just pat them on the back, chuckle and half-heartedly and insincerely apologize for what must happen next. They are trying to make this a thing, the Michigan-Rutgers rivalry, and for this amusing sidebar to college football, I will give them credit....a little bit of credit, mind you, but credit.
|1 week 3 days ago||Similar Ones...||
There are plenty of similar ones out there based on that theme - one time in Put-In-Bay, we walked into a shop and were beseiged with shirts and bumper stickers which identified the place quite correctly (having just come from the World's Longest Bar at the time) as a "drinking village with a fishing problem". If I had to spend a lot of time there, I probably would spend more time in that bar than fishing, so yeah...
|1 week 3 days ago||Accumulating Things...||
The basic way to do this - if you are in fact interested in making meaningles numbers larger - is to just keep contributing posts, or if you so desire, diaries or original board content. What happens then is that, as the points accumulate, you are under increasing risk of being accused of being in fact an account maintained by WD (I kid, I kid).
Don't feel bad though - one guy waited eight years to make his first post. I think it was his only post to date, but that was an impressive feat indeed. Usually, it doesn't take eight years to feel compelled to speak up around these parts.
|1 week 3 days ago||This Rant...||
This rant made me laugh in its animated, almost satirical sound. Thank you.
The problem at this time of the year is that if we - the mods - sat here and deleted every non-Michigan thread on sight even during the down months, you would probably be reduced to reading such gems as "A Demographic Survey Of Squirrels Near MoJo" or "Tell Your Rick's Stories" (this is a good idea, right?). Things going on around the Big Ten is technically on-topic and it is something.
I mean, if you want to e-mail Brian and ask about helping to mod the place, feel free, and I definitely don't mind people bitching about threads because MGoBlog, but it is the middle of May and you're simply going to have to bear with us, I suppose.
|1 week 4 days ago||That Over / Under...||
If my MGoPoints were refundable for actual currency, much of that currency would go on the Ohio State O/U - I would definitely agree with others here in saying that's a bit crazy on paper, even if we are looking at it in the middle of May and months from football. It will be interesting to see where that number goes, say, three months from now.
|1 week 4 days ago||It's A Shame....||
It's a shame that I kind of have to be in the office today when it is a cloudless, sunny morning, but until they fix the problem and pay me to stay away from the building rather than inhabit it, those are the sorts of situations that I am face with on a near-daily basis at this time of the year. No matter, I am leaving early today to get the kids from school and then I think we'll kick off the weekend with pizza night.
|1 week 4 days ago||Remotes...||
I kind of have the opposite preference actually - I think part of it might be that I have two kids that have a bad habit of losing Roku remotes (although you can get replacements easily enough and I think they are interchangeable, sort of). I kind of enjoy being able to control the Chromecast from my phone, although for some reason Chromecast occasionally times out on me if I've got something running for an extended period - could just be Comcast's ever-variable downlink speeds though.
|1 week 4 days ago||I Believe...||
I believe it seems that way because this version of the poster forgets to mention the incredible deals on appliances as well as the 0% financing until 2021. I could be wrong about that, of course, but the look on Urban's face in the poster - at least to me - just broadcasts someone who believes he has THE deal for you.
|1 week 5 days ago||As I Recall...||
As I recall, that was essentially part of the deal from the beginning, given the utter shambles that was their balance sheet on Day 1 of being a member of the Big Ten. If you will pardon the use of this jingle, Maryland had a structured settlement, but they needed cash now. They could have called JG Wentworth, but no, they had to join the Big Ten instead.
|1 week 5 days ago||I Would Agree...||
I would actually agree with this - if we're going to expand the scope of camps, then there isn't really a reason to hold back on the marketing aspect of this and bring the needed resources to give as many students as possible - not just football players - a chance to see what Michigan is all about. Imagine the look on faces in the southeastern US when it dawns on them that we're not coming just for your players, but your entire student population.
|1 week 5 days ago||Indeed Yes...||
Indeed yes, so many classic games. The problem is that some days all of them are, for example, 2009 Purdue vs. Ohio State or something which was, at best, mildly amusing. A week or so ago, it was 2013 Michigan vs. Northwestern, and it was that moment which made me suspicious of further submissions to anything BTN may call "classic game".
|1 week 5 days ago||Colorado Coaches...||
I know that after Gary Barnett's time at Colorado ended mired in a rather unfortunate series of controversies, but he ended up with a winning record overall in his time there, I believe. It was Dan "ten wins, no excuses" Hawkins - who came right after Barnett - that seemed to precipate or help precipitate a cycle of disaster at Colorado. Hawkins was.....different, as I recall, and I remember the "this ain't intramurals" rant in particular for some reason.
|1 week 5 days ago||In That Case...||
Rutgers calls itself "The Birthplace of College Football" for having hosted the first-ever intercollegiate football game on Nov. 6, 1869. On that day, Rutgers defeated visited Princeton, 6-4.
We knew this part, of course, but there is something which strikes me now as worthy of saying.
As a Michigan fan, from this moment on, if ever you are accused of hanging your hat on history, just point members of the opposing fanbase in question to Rutgers, who has this and little else which it can claim as its own.
|1 week 6 days ago||As Well As This...||
ESPN's schedule site actually is pretty good at updating as games get slotted, and you can select which week you want to look at as well. Times are EDT / EST depending on which side of that line they fall on. It isn't specific to Michigan per se, but good if you're looking at other games beyond ours definitely.
|1 week 6 days ago||Litter Habits...||
The cat of ours that recently passed had some weight issues, but yeah, at the peak of those issues, the litter habits did indeed fall off a bit, so I can definitely confirm this, even though I assume you are speaking in jest here, of course. Also, grooming became a problem, although the other cats actually helped her out with that, which was both cute and disturbing simultaneously.
|1 week 6 days ago||When I Said...||
Okay, I have a new appreciation for Draymond Green
Yeah, this one didn't go so well - the OP tried, of course, but realistically there is only so much MSU news and information that the board is going to not annihilate with downvotes and snark.
|1 week 6 days ago||MSU Threads...||
I do agree on the extraneous attempts to make fun of Michigan State and its fans and a fair number of these do eventually come down (I mean, I have a paying job and a family, so "eventually" is what I can manage), but actual reported news we can generally keep, I would think. The problem here is that if I took down this thread, I can almost guarantee it appears on the blog in a few hours anyway, so this takes care of that. Of course, if this one doesn't go well, it would go and some of the news threads regarding MSU have because of that.
|1 week 6 days ago||To Be Fair....||
To be fair, I don't know that Jim Tomsula thinks anything is a big deal anyway. He probably took his own canning about as seriously as he took his notorious presser fart, with that look which is a cross between "what, me worry?" and merely being somewhat on the dim side.
As for the topic at hand, good for FOX Sports and ESPN coverage is going to be even less interesting than it already manages to be now.
|1 week 6 days ago||Towards The End...||
Towards the end of that, it seems as if someone has the same old deck of cards that I do - the one where occasionally you get the fifth ace in your hand. Very nice indeed.
Also, vintage airline logos - I once got the chance to take a couple trinkets from the old North Terminal, which is how an old Eastern Airlines sign ended up in my home office.
Nice contribution indeed, WolverineHistorian.
|1 week 6 days ago||That Quote...||
The ruling in 54B District Court came after two women were charged with violating the ordinance in October after police determined they remained within 300 feet of a mattress fire.
You know, that sentence by itself has this Ohio / Florida vibe to it when it comes to apparent weirdness, and yet it happened about an hour from where I sit. At least the two people involved were not seen to have encouraged people to further desecrate the mattress, if nothing else. Small victories for bedroom furnishings, right?
|2 weeks 35 min ago||Broke It...||
I was very loyal to General Motors up until this current car - my dad worked for GM for 38 years and that's basically all we knew and that's what I learned to service in a family full of motorheads. I currently drive a Jeep Cherokee, however, and I love the thing despite its annoyingly sensible lines. For transporting kids between places, it works really well, and it we've had it on trails up north with much success too.
|2 weeks 37 min ago||Ouch....||
For Hawaii, that sucks and a half when you consider that they'll be doing this having come from Australia the week before. Halfway around the world and back again - more than back again - and two football games. Night will be day, day will be night, noon will be early morning to them and they will probably play the same sort of football that any team would play at 6 AM, but worse....much worse.
|2 weeks 43 min ago||The War...||
It still stymies me why their fan chose to go to war with Michigan. This has all the makings of the next Anglo-Znazibar War but without the quirkyand morbid humor of a real-life war that could by itself fit into an hour-long segment of television with commercials.
As to the addition of the Ravens' staff, I don't know that Rutgers would have the ability to overshadow that. Both Harbaughs in New Jersey? They have no chance.
|2 weeks 50 min ago||At That Height...||
At seven feet and 440 pounds, I am really forced to ask what is in the water at this point, and perhaps that's just the me that is 5'9" and was often thought on the low end of the scale when it came to sports and relative height. It's just weird to see kids nowadays that are less than half your age but are three of you large basically.
|2 weeks 55 min ago||Into Stuff...||
I have a full life beyond football fortunately - I am an avid gardener and amateur chef, and I also dabble in music collection and composition as well. I am a collector of classic film and TV items too, mainly comedies and an ever-expanding collection of Star Trek stuff. I am a film buff and I workout nearly every day too, and I even fit in some reading, mainly history / scientific reading.
I could go on, but I actually have to prep for a meeting - another meeting, I should say.
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||The Best Part...||
Is it weird that I have watched Thunder games specifically because of an odd fascination with Steven Adams' mustache? I will never able to repeat that look, but I am jealous slightly of people who can manage it. I don't know why, it has a Snidley Whiplash / Ming The Merciless / Insert Villain Here appearance that draws you in.
|2 weeks 22 hours ago||If I Had To Choose...||
If I had to choose, I'd almost rather the episode be one of the undisputed classics of the series, like "Monster A Go-Go", "Manos: The Hands Of Fate" (imagine 100,000 people in one place watching Manos - exactly, you can't) or "The Creeping Terror". I will say that "Werewolf" was a funny one from the Sci-Fi Channel era, as was "Overdrawn At The Memory Bank" (WHY did Raul Julia agree to do that? WHY???)
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Although...||
Although, as we approach about 200% funded for HTTV, surely there is now sufficient money to at least get a little sidebar about other conferences in there. I mean, even if the Pac-12 coverage amounts to a line to the effect of "Where Mike Riley Used To Go 6-6 A Lot", it's something, right? It wouldn't be Athlon-level detail though.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||About This...||
Don't worry about appropriating DISCUSS Man's trademark word - his trademarks expired when he was sent to Bolivia for wanting to discuss really insignificant things. Don't feel bad about it, just don't be the other DISCUSS Man.
As for my vote, Spring Game Grin and it was for basically that reason - it was when you knew this is exactly where he wanted to be, where he was needed the most.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||An Idea...||
I think there's potential gold in coming up with spoilers to cinema classics, although I am sure it will torment a few people on the board all the same, but it is MGoBlog and we do this to ourselves.
The Conversation: It turns out that word does not in fact mean what you think it means.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I Would Agree...||
I kind of see the camps for the few cycles as the real "blitz", and as years press on and successes mount, you'll see it scale back to something more akin to maintenance of relationships rather than the establishment / re-establishment of relationships - not sure how many camps would constitute "maintenance" though. I would think there would still be many of these, but as Michigan re-asserts itself, they might bet on people willin to go increasingly farther to be seen.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Interesting Question...||
Oh, I try not to give my wife too much flack around here - she sort of gets the whole modding thing and has even sat in for me on liveblogs during games while I watched the game, sometimes when I was at the game. She's a good sport about that stuff and I pay her in my so-called near-gourmet meals.
When did I know she was it? I think when it dawned on me that she accepted me for all that I am and am not (I am admittedly a very odd person with a lot of baggage) and was there for me in some difficult moments personally early on in the relationship (hard to believe that's nearly 15 years ago now). I'd have to ask her for her answer on me, and naturally, she's at work at the moment.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||So, You're Saying...||
So, you're saying that Joe West is calling balls and strikes tonight? I had a funny feeling I had seen that strike zone somewhere before. He does get around then, even if he can't see worth a damn. We won't really know until he awards one team two free throws for catcher intereference or something like that though.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I Mean, Really...||
I mean, really....I step out to go to a Comic Book Convention and come back to this thread. I know it is May and we're starving for football news, but we do have to draw the line with OT somewhere. Yesterday got a pass because it got weird, which made it morbidly amusing, but yeah, the only thing you can do at a wedding full of rival fans is be polite, be correct, then pants one of the people in the groom's party before skipping out on the bar tab, if indeed you are accumulating one.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Interesting Article...||
Instead of watching all of the programs of value running away to better conferences, we are part of the best academic and athletic conference. That's right, boys and girls, the team that played in the first football game is now a part of the first football conference!
I mean, as much ridicule as we hand to Rutgers - nearly all of it deserved thanks to their own behavior - the author probably isnt' wrong in that joining the Big Ten probably gave Rutgers their best chance of maybe someday becoming....something. Even if it isn't a great chance (it likely is not), this is probably the best situation they could hope for on a lot of levels even if we aren't fans of their presence.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||The Early Lines...||
The early lines always seemed like they were meant purely for public speculation, so I tend to agree with the OP in that respect. I tend to find the lines which get published towards the end of the summer, usually about two weeks or so before the season starts, to be far more interesting.
Of course, I hope we are indeed favorites when the game week lines come out - if you had to ask me right now, based on zero real data and 100% real speculation, I could buy a close line either way in this game because it makes the most sense based on last year, among other things.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||It's Hawaii...||
I admit that I chuckled when I saw that tweet - Hawaii poking fun at Harbaugh and Michigan is more or less the ultimate "whatever" moment in football. Still amusing all the same, but I would share the sentiment that beating the Rainbow Warriors - who will have been halfway around the world and back again by the time they get to Ann Arbor - by about 100 points or more still seems only fitting.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Apparently...||
Apparently, all I had to do was go out to dinner and a redundant thread gets repurposed into a drinking thread. Nice recovery indeed. Now, the only problem is that I have to enjoy this thread with sparkling juice, although it will hopefully not be much longer before I can join the ranks fo the drinking again - next followup is right after Memorial Day.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||About This...||
Peppers is reportedly going to play in something of a hybrid linebacker-safety role, taking advantage of his combination of strength and speed to allow him to come down into the box more frequently and also serve as a coverage linebacker in obvious passing situations.
At first, switching Peppers to LB kind of threw me, but this right here is what I was thinking might be the reason - he is that good and gives them added muscle on, for example, a blitz as well as on passing downs and can do it from the same basic spot. Definitely hard to find guys like that.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||This Right Here...||
This right here needs to happen whenever he stares down the opposing coaching staff:
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Interesting Question...||
It seems like the Big 12 has the largest inherent structural disadvantage as a conference, but as someone mentioned, last year they had what amounted to a play-in within the conference and managed to get themselves a spot in the top four. That being said, I'll go with the Big 12 by default for that and for the fact that - like the SEC - they don't usually load their OOC schedule with substance, although there are noted exceptions.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||About That Show...||
Like others, I've recommended this show to others too - my wife pointed it out to me about a month ago and I burned through what was available On Demand in nearly one sitting. Pretty solid offering and pretty unique for USA Network, the same network that once lined up game show reruns for about five hours straight every single day for years, although to be fair, "Name That Tune", "Press Your Luck", "The $25,000 Pyramid" and others were pretty solid even in syndication.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Sans Kids...||
My wife and I will get a weekend sans the children starting at about 5 PM this evening as their grandmother is taking them to Chicago to visit some friends and attend the birthday part of the granddaughter of one of those friends. Apparently, my kids are entertaining enough that they get their own road show - actually, they are that entertaining.
So what are we doing then? Going to Motor City ComicCon, of course. My wife is going for a couple of the panels and Billie Piper, and I am going because....well, the people watching is fascinating and I am not paying for my tickets. Sadly, my wife works Saturday night, so we get to go home from ComicCon so she can go to work and I can....probably work in the yard for a bit.
We're so boring. Send help.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Separate Mods...||
Well, as modding is strictly a volunteer deal around here, all people would need to do is....well, volunteer. For whowever wants to inquire, you can talk to either myself or JustinGoBlue about the ins and outs of it. If you meant a separate board, that's something Seth or Brian would need to address as it is a strictly structural issue that the mods can't address.
As for salvaging threads from snark, if we did that to every thread.....we'd spend a lot of time here, but I hear you, it gets to be a bit much sometimes.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Incredible Indeed...||
I don't remember the programs at Ross taking students currently enrolled in the fifth grade, but then I forget that now and again you run into the odd prodigy, the ones that graduate from Harvard at 16 and so forth. I know that isn't the case here, of course, but those stories seem to exist all the same.
At least he writes for BadgerNation now per his Twitter profile and won't be trying to that site of his here for a good long time, perhaps never again....hopefully never again.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||If Only...||
If only he were in fact Voltron, a significant portion of this blog's readership would fan out, as my wife likes to say, and demand that he should stay. As it was, Voltron - who has also masqueraded as Spock and a few other fictional characters - is just your normal user who has a history wit hthe blog, a history which is spotty at best. I believe the person who pointed out the connection between Voltron and UM Fan From Sydney is correct myself (our friend down under, who doesn't really seem like he is from down under, will deny it of course), although that the most recent account has managed to stay mostly within the lines is rather remarkable.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I Don't Know...||
I don't know. The symbolism says "denial", and indeed this is a protest as someone mentioned, but at the same time, the fact that he has his pants down indicates to me that this man is not in denial - symbolic or otherwise - and indeed he REALLY would like to let someone know what is going on. It is a look designed to stand out, and we can only wonder if it did.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||About This...||
The Wolverines had hoped to hold a camp June 6 at the Bob Jones campus in Madison. However, a bylaw passed April 12 by the Alabama High School Athletic Association allows its member football coaches to only participate in camps involving their players on the weeks of June 27, July 4, July 11 and July 25.
Do we know why those specific weeks are singled out? This seems like a really bizarre restriction without more information, even after reading the memorandum. I mean, I could buy that they think they are doing the SEC schools in their neighborhood, if you will, a favor somehow, but part of me thinks there is something even more weird afoot. I could be wrong there.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||The Restrictions...||
If Freeze were deposed, his attorneys have asked that the deposition be conducted through written questions, would only relate to Freeze’s conversations with Tunsil regarding an altercation between Tunsil and Miller last summer, would only have parties and counsel related to the case in attendance and would be sealed pending court order. - from the Clarion-Ledger article
Man, it hardly seems worth the bother then.
In all seriousness though, going through the other stories, it seems like they want Freeze's testimony regarding one incident in particular where Freeze praised Tunsil for standing up to protect his mother and family, in so many words. Opinions about Freeze's apparent level of sliminess aside (like most of you, I think a lot of this stems from the fact that he could otherwise be asked questions which could get him and the school in a world of trouble), I think most schools would do the something similar to limit any potential access by the NCAA given their history with depositions - even if there was nothing to hide necessarily.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||For Some Reason...||
For some reason, it made me think of Airplane II - "Some of you might experience a slight metabolic change..."
|2 weeks 5 days ago||This Statement...||
This statement is undoubtedly one of the most accurate predictions ever made on MGoBlog. Indeed, I challenge WD to buy one more piece of Adidas gear to show us differently.
As for myself, I will probably get some sundry items for the Michigan-themed gift bucket - I do enjoy sharing the maize & blue whenever the occasion presents itself, especially with people who I know are fans of other schools.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||As A Note...||
As a note of history, of the four instances in MLB history now where a pitcher has struck out 20 batters, the Tigers have been on the losing end of two of those (Randy Johnson hit 20 once, but that game went to extra innings, so it doesn't count among nine-inning games). Tonight, of course, and September 1996, when Roger Clemens did it against the Tigers. Less notable but still interesting, Nolan Ryan struck out 19 Tigers in an 11-inning affair in 1974. The Tigers have been witness to this sort of history a few times in their existence.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||As I Recall...||
It was 2014 - as I recall - where HTTV was fully funded at the 11th hour basically and somehow also made the stretch goal with hours to go. It went a little faster last year, although it still took several days as there was cautious optimism. The fact that it took 11 hours this year and everything else for over a week now has been gravy is pretty much our own version of The Harbaugh Effect.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Challenge To A Duel...||
The problem with this being dubbed a duel of any kind by Rutgers' fans and media is that Michigan is the one bringing a dueling pistol, whereas Rutgers sort of has a bubble wand and a small Dixie cup full of Palmolive. They can ask what it all means, but the answer might be "very little to Rutgers", as this won't help tehm very much at all.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Mental Gymnastics...||
I like how apparently Alabama believes that this is Harbaugh getting a taste of his own medicine, as they put it, when it is a camp that has always been open to staffs from around the country attending if they are able. The funny thing was that BY THEIR OWN DESIGN, coaches from the SEC were unable to do so, but now that they can, this is someone victory i nthe face of the utter defeat of their own position. Right, the mental gymnastics that allow this to make sense in the collective mind of that conference are impressive indeed.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Standing Desk....||
I'll second the standing desk - much better for you in just about every respect than a tradition desk setup and even better, I have one of those that can lower to a normal level if you do need to sit down for any reason, which won't be very often typically. For my building specifically, we also have paths through the habitat out back, so we actually have walking meetings during the spring and summer too and people like me who do a lap around the building a few times each day too.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Interesting Development...||
This was also dropped...
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Even At That...||
From the BusinessInsider.com article:
The funding is part of a $220 million bond that will go towards repairs and upgrades of existing facilities, as well as the construction of the new stadium and an attached events center.
I mean, $63 million of a $220 million bond proposal is still a huge proposal with an impressive stadium attached no matter how you look at it. Combine that with the fact that this is the third stadium for high school football in Texas to cost north of $60 million, and indeed it seems to be the case that everything is bigger in Texas.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||If I Recall...||
If I recall, I believe his full name is Santos Alomar Velazquez, Jr., so if that fan had done their homework, perhaps you would have been spared the experience, although Alomar probably would have hit that home run regardless and shut them up for another reason. Such is the life of fans of all teams.
I remember people making jokes about "Candy" Maldonado too, but then when you find out his first name is "Candido", the jokes seem to lose a bit of luster. It's that name that comes after Maldonado - Guadarrama - that is actually more interesting. What is a Guadarrama? No idea.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Interesting...||
I actually heard about the voting on the radio at lunch, but I wouldn't have guessed that Curry - who is repeating as MVP, I believe - was the first unanimous winner in the sixty years or so of the award, especially when you think of the names of some of the people that have won it through the years, although even in the Jordan-Johnson-Bird-*insert names* days, I can see where there would have been numerous dilemmas.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||About This...||
The truth is — even before telling my editors about the bid — I had begun to realize that the process of co-purchasing a city-owned building, even one managed by a separate entity, would be complicated and rife with politics. I told my friends they’d probably have to find another partner.
Especially in a city like Detroit that is making an effort to rebuild itself and has multiple public and private entities essentially working in this continuous concert in the area, you'd probably run into one or more of them from go. If you're in that situation, I am sure it is an intriguing possibility to both live in the city and cover it for local media, but yeah, owning property in it would be problematic then. At least she backed out before it became a larger mess, I'll give her that.
|3 weeks 4 hours ago||Camps...||
Well, if I had to choose among those options, then it would be the Sound Mind, Sound Body camp in Detroit because it is about 20 minutes from my house via I-94.
Realistically, I would like to attend Camp North Star because I would like to win that Chrysler Cordoba myself. Pretty sure I can guess correctly should they serve an unidentifiable dinner again.
|3 weeks 18 hours ago||Getting Their Own Back...||
This has the distinct feel of responding to your neighbor appropriating and absconding with your lawn edger by setting your own shed on fire in retaliation. I am not sure why, but I have this image of Chris Ash trying to show the Big Ten that Rutgers can compete for players by going to a place where its prospects for getting players are perhaps are the worst, at least for top-tier talent. Very interesting strategy indeed.
|3 weeks 20 hours ago||Sean Ornery...||
Sean Ornery is a shadowbanned user who exists now only in the vacuum of the app. Why he continues to sully the comments on the app is beyond me, but apparently he still wants to have some sort of MGoPresence.
As a reminder to everyone, the app is unmoderated and there is no way to do it, so in the event you should want to point out the comments of someone on the app for potential moderation, myself and the other mods can only moderate people on the site itself.
|3 weeks 21 hours ago||This Site...||
Did anyone look at this? LINK
It's the link to the "Tactics" page of the Croman Tenants site.
Be prepared for:
- Frequent disruption of basic services [ e.g. heat and hot water ]
- Years of dangerous and disruptive construction
- Legal threats (the Cromans use the legal system as a form of harassment)
...and those are just the first few. If all this is the case, at least the kid who treated the Uber driver like shit comes by seeing people as something less than people honestly. Holy crap.
|3 weeks 22 hours ago||Katiecandraw.com||
Her site is katiecandraw.com
She's a veteran of shows like Emerald City Comic Con, New York City Comic Con, San Diego and a few others (well, more than a few - Chicago, Orlando, Dallas, Phoenix, etc...), including shows in Australia and Europe as well. She'll be doing Frankfurt in August and was in London in March.
|3 weeks 23 hours ago||I'll Be There...||
I will be there Saturday on passes that my sister has graciously offered to get for me, so I can walk around with a media-type pass on a lanyard and look important. She'll also have a booth there as well, so I may be there quite a bit of the time as well. I believe a few people here have even said that they own some of her artwork, so small world indeed. I may or may not identify myself as an MGoBlogger.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||It Can Stay...||
Part of me tends to think that pulling a rendition of "The Victors" from MGoBlog would somehow amount to sacrilege. I think we can leave this here despite the age of the content posted, unless of course the Musical Theatre department chair would like to come down again. I assume they wouldn't be looking for it now, of course.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Basically That...||
This is basically the strategy that I take with shows like "Orphan Black" and "The Flash" with regards to my wife as well. She works evenings, so now and again, her work schedule conflicts heavily with her TV schedule. Granted, there are things like DVR and On Demand and other services, but it doesn't conflict with my own schedule so I watch them twice a week in some cases. Actually, I offer to live tweet the shows for my wife, who then starts throwing things.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||At Present...||
At present, the answer to that would be ten, and all of them in response to a bit of snark in the thread, not so much the story himself. It used to throw me at first - when I first became active here - that you didn't get points for a thread getting upvoted, but then some of the greatest posbangs ever would end up being some of the most off-the-wall stuff ever posted here. Actually, that's true anyway, so never mind me.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||This Letter...||
First, the allegations related to Penn State are simply not established fact. The two allegations related to knowledge by Coach Paterno are unsubstantiated and unsupported by any evidence other than a claim by an alleged victim. They date from the 1970s. Coach Paterno is not alive to refute them. His family has denied them.
Yeah, they aren't established, but given the revealed history of Joe Paterno and his staffs over time, particularly one person, there is a pretty good reason to believe that they may very well be true. I mean, it isn't shocking that the President of PSU would gloss over that part, but yeah, there's still a cultural problem here. As for the Paterno family, what else did he expect them to do? Finally say, "Yeah, it's possible Dad was an enabler for as long as 40 years?" .
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I Remember It Well...||
I was there as I am sure many MGoBloggers were, and I didn't get home until about 2:30 AM, as I recall. Hard to believe we're going on five years ago with that game actually, but the laugh highlight for me.....ah, Tommy Rees, occasionally well-meaning Tommy Rees....
|3 weeks 2 days ago||First And Foremost...||
First and foremost, congratulations!
Second, as someone who has been married 12 years to a wife who still doesn't mind the fact that I rarely miss a game in which Wolverines are involved, never mind pro sports for the moment, may I say that you have a keeper there.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Watching Now...||
We've got the Derby coverage on here as we do a few chores (well, obviously I have taken a break, so best type quick). I actually do have a little action on the Derby today - I can blame my parents for giving me a false sense of my ability to pick horses too. Many years ago, I gave my dad my savings from my allowance to put on a random horse that I chose from the racing form as they were going to a party at Northville Downs. $10 on a 50-1 longshot. My dad came home with about $500, so ever since this formative lesson, I have bet on horses on occasion.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Congratulations To Them...||
Congratulations to the softball team on essentially dominating the conference for a decade now - it has been a rather spectacular run for them indeed.
As for championship threads, I always thought they should be a separate deal, but for softball we're so used to these threads containing good news in general that I think we get spoiled. I am OK with this too.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||The Working Thing....||
My first informal job was mowing lawns at 13 or 14 - just up and down the street where I live, and as the lots were anything from 1 to 2 acres in size, the best part of the may have been driving a tractor up and down the street, much to the chagrin of drivers who would get stuck behind me. My first formal - as in, filled out the paperwork - job was somewhat related; I worked at a landscaping place (well, a couple over a few summers as I am not a good landscaper).
|3 weeks 3 days ago||And So It Was...||
I am beginning to believe that it is written somewhere in Rutgers campus lore that a reporter named Steve would one day rise to prominence in local journalism and lead the fan into battle against a Great Threat from the west. For years, they might have thought it was Villanova, and so The Fan sat on the banks of the Raritan, waiting for Wilcats when in fact it should have been Wolverines.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Yikes...||
As allegations like this of Sandusky's crimes and Paterno's silence come out and it appears more and more that this can be traced back to events now over 40 years old, I sit in amazement that there are still a large number of people in the Penn State fanbase that can still speak glowingly about Joe Paterno or almost anyone on that staff. To enable Jerry Sandusky for all those years and to ostensibly be comfortable in doing so is unconscionable to me.
Now we wait for the Paterno family's disgusting effort to make this about them somehow.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||All I Can Say Is...||
All I will say is that I've never seen the comment section on a Harvard Crimson article devolve into a slightly more upscale version of MLive in some instances that quickly. Whatever your opinion of what Harvard is doing here, some of the comments are perhaps a product of one or two of the issues in the campus culture they seem to be attempting to address with this policy, assuming some of those people are or were in fact Harvard students.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Very Interesting...||
Very interesting. I saw this on Twitter this morning but admittedly only skimmed past it.
I do like that he first complimented Harbaugh for doing this in khakis and white socks - he was stil lable to get some pretty good rotation despite all that. As they mentioned, a pretty good fundamental swing.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||You Know...||
I read that Wiki article on bird migration last night while looking up something for the kids really quick - it did not even occur to be that an article on bird migration could have been written by a koala, or indeed any marsupial. but well done indeed if that was you, MeanJoe. I had no clue you were quite the ornithologist, although I assume the zoo saves on benefits as they don't have to hire you, being a resident of place already.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Maximum Overdrive...||
Maximum Overdrive ruined me for lawn mowers for about a year or so - that was some creepy shit to be hauled to see by a rather absent-minded sitter at the age of seven. Pretty sure the only reason I got in was that they were an employee at the Canton 6 at the time and nobody seemed to care about the age thing, or they weren't paid enough to care. Either way, I got to see a lot of films in the early to mid-1980s that way, some of them before I should have. It shows.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||At This Juncture...||
At this juncture, if indeed these results are a true reflection of fan affiliaiton, I would like to officially call out Lapeer, Midland, Kalamazoo and Van Buren counties in the Lower Peninsula for failing to live up to the "Pure Michigan" slogan. Come to think of it, we could constrain the parameters even further to Presque Isle county and the portions of the I-96, US-127 and US-131 corridors that MSU dominates.
There is then the Upper Peninsula to address...
What we really need here to confirm this is some on-the-ground reporting - Midland County residents, please poll your neighborhoods for Alabama fans. If you find them, ask them "WTF?"
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Mother's Day Festivities...||
The weekend begins and ends with Mother's Day this time around, mainly fueled by the assurances of my kids that there will be some idea for a present or dinner for their mother by the time I get home today. Of course, I'll get something for these categories myself, but they wanted to flex their creative muscle this year. We shall see how that works out.
There's also may be mowing the part of the backyard afflicted by standing water, but first the water would need to no longer be standing there. If nothing else, it is a beautiful morning and it is shaping up to be a mostly beautiful weekend in southeast Michigan, discounting some rain on Saturday potentially.
Next weekend is a weekend without kids from Friday to Sunday - they'll be with their grandparents in Chicago. Details on the party forthcoming.....maybe.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Like Father...||
As many jokes as we crack (and I creacked several about this on Twitter - I own it), part of me almost feels bad for Connor Cook in the sense that, if this is even an echo of how his father is consistently offline as well, he had to grow up with that as an example of how to behave towards others. Worse, if that is the case, the genesis of what they may be of his leadership skills, roundly and righfully questioned, come from those interactions as well. In other words, if Cook is indeed an insufferable douche, he might very well come by it honestly, if nothing else.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||As A Result...||
As a result of, well, these results, I will now owe someone donuts in the morning - neither of us thought a lot of balls would be flying over the outfield fence, but I took Harbaugh over Leach by one home run. I managed to get the margin right at least, so I assume that means I get one of the donuts, although this aspect of the wager was not discussed in quite so much detail.
Either way, sounds like it was a great success!
|3 weeks 4 days ago||If I Had To Choose...||
If I had to choose...
...and arguably almost as bad, but attached to an MST3K episode just as funny....
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Lack Of Communication...||
“The rest of the staff stayed in touch, but I didn’t get any love from coach Meyer. If I’m committed there, you should treat me how you treat the recruits that you still want.”
After Durkin's recounting of what was a very awkward interview with Urban Meyer back in the day for an assistant position, I have this image of Meyer treating recruits with the same awkward disdain intermixed with oddly reassuring phrases that give you the impression that somewhere in his person is someone who may care on some level, but which level is hard to ascertain.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||The Report....||
I can almost see the report now, right after it falls victim to a horrible accident on its way to the NCAA....
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Multiple Harbaughs...||
Jim Harbaugh in combination with the plot of the movie "Multiplicity", plus or minus a few elements here and there? Could the world even handle that? I am not so sure. I mean, it would be a glorious amount of enthusiasm unknown to mankind, possibly bringing down governments and nations in the process as they suddenly flock to Ann Arbor to bolster the football team.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||First And Foremost...||
First and foremost, my condolences on the loss of your friend. Thirty-three is far too young.
One of the hardest things I ever had to do was put similar feelings into words when I lost one of my sisters in 2012 to drug addiction and abuse. It was my duty to give the speech at the funeral (she was cremated, but my parents wanted a service for the sake of family), so I know how difficult that can be to find the right words. The worst part about the entire series of event perhaps is that it was my parents who found her on her kitchen floor. I can't even imagine what they felt.
Due to my own experiences, I definitely echo the sentiment - if a family member or a loved one is going down this road, try to let them know somehow that they aren't alone, that there are people and avenues that can lead out of that. I don't wish the alternative on anyone because my family lived the alternative and still deals in some way with it even now.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Cautionary Tales...||
At this point in the evolution of social media, it is nearly laughable when people do things like this only because there are now volumes of cautionary tales out there regarding things people said that were work-related coming back to haunt them up to and including their own termination. We've had one or two instances of that in the last few years where I work, one of them being a Facebook post that was abusive towards customers that was forwarded to the corporate twitter account - the time from the post going up to that person being let go was about 30 minutes.
What makes this even worse for Moorehead is that he seemed to double down on his behavior after the initial post. Yeah, there might be a posting for a WR coach at Texas A&M sometime today. I can't imagine you keep your job after that.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Very Cool Indeed...||
Are we running MGoBook on tomorrow's derby? If so, what are the lines?
There was someone on Twitter throwing out this very image above, but mentioning with the usual sarcasm that the image shows a man who is a man so tortured by his time on a college campus. Glad to see that Harbaugh is settling in rather nicely and competing as usual as we slide into another season with him at the helm.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Well Done, MGoBlog!||
Well done to all who gave something to the effort!
|3 weeks 5 days ago||About This...||
I would like to confirm that they are excellent - we have someone at work who commutes in all the way from Jackson (my office is in Belleville) and they brought Hinkley's in a couple weeks ago. Those donuts were not only good, they were gone inside about 30 minutes. Definitely some good selections in those boxes he brought.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Those Camps...||
I just hope that one of those camps has its registration desk right on the 50-yard line at Bryant-Denny just so the Alabama staff can do something akin to electioneering right in front of the table if they so choose. It would be pretty funny to watch them humiliate themselves just to cause a distraction and impede attendance.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Already Covered...||
MBB: Beilein makes assistant hires official (Donlon, Washington)
When it comes to hiring news, just assume that if the tweet or article is older than about 5 minutes, it has already been posted. It's just easier.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Industry-Leading...||
"Industry-Leading 38-Game Bowl Schedule"
Right, because there are other outlets that are in danger of showing up ESPN on this one. NBC is probably planning 45 bowl games, all of them involving Notre Dame and color analysis by Tom Hammond. It just seemed a shade gratuitous to me, the phrasing.
I can't wait to be able to zoom in on the tens of people that usually show up for the St. Petersburg Bowl as usual.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Not Offensive...||
There was nothing offensive in it, but the snark had snowballed to a point where the thread itself was not worth salvaging, in my own estimation. There's not enough time in the day to make pinpoint deletions to keep certain threads going, especially once the MGoSnark has been allowed to accumulate. That, and the number of downvotes tends to be an accurate gauge of the future of the thread - it wasn't looking promising in that case.
It's not a perfect system, but it works most of the time.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Not Going Well...||
Ohio State’s Draft Class Is The Most Impressive In Modern NFL History
Yeah, this one wasn't doing all that well. When someone started talking about treatments for anal warts, suddenly the entire thing seemed beyond salvage. The thread, that is, not the butt afflicted by anal warts.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||You Know...||
I don't mind saying that it has been an up and down week thus far on the blog. Not this thread specifically, but some of the others posted, some of which are gone.....I mean, people drop those and it plays out like this:
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Critiques...||
Regarding the first rule, that is a line that definitely needs to be made clear from time to time, and not just with recruits, but with current players and coaches, and while we're at it, with people in general, athlete or not.
Feel free to be as critical of content as you wish - criticize game film, crticize strategy and use and the elements of play. Feel free to criticize arguments if you deem it necessary. Do not let it devolve into personal abuse. Worse, and there are people on this blog guilty of this, do not let it START with personal abuse. For those things, there are some consequences.
As for the fourth rule regarding being an impostor, I think the lesson here is bow out gracefully once discovered. I think RDT just quit posting under both that account and his actual MGoAccount, so we never really got closure there, not even an "...and I would have gotten away with it too if it hadn't been for you meddling kids!". I think we deserved that much.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Interesting Stuff...||
Investments and start-up companies looking for venture capital money are discussed all of the time in the locker room. One player buys in and more start to follow. Easy, easy way to get burned. That Iraqi currency? Players were investing $40,000 and getting absolutely zero in return. All gone.
Because I've never been in a position where I've gone from being a college student with comparatively limited means to having first round money, it's admittedly hard for me to know how those amounts process in the heads of players, but it seems clear that whatever financial education the NFL or teams put on for players needs to be expanded in the hope that maybe a few more get the message. You won't get through to everyone, and I think some already get it anyway, but there's still an opportunity here, I would think.
Floatable furniture? Someone really bought into the idea that it would be a good idea to sell floatable furniture in flood-prone areas? Yikes.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks For The Heads Up...||
Yeah, we're not going to have that here - CoachBP6 went for big bucks, I am sure, but his account landed on a whammy.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Good Read...||
Very good read. Thanks for the link.
Admittedly, my eyes lit up about here:
Donlon’s teams have pack-line fundamentals — the same system that has given Wisconsin, Virginia and Xavier so much success — but are aggressive forcing turnovers, cleaning up the defensive glass and actually commit fouls at a fairly high rate (FTA/FGA allowed over 40 in every season).
If any portion of that could be recreated, I would be down with that.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Good News...||
Definitely good to hear that they have someone in custody for this - stories like this unease me a bit because it is quite frankly frightening to think that there is someone out there who would potentially cause harm to people that they didn't even know, never mind cared about. The lack of humanity in such an act makes me shudder, though I often wonder what the motives are for acts like this.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Well, To Be Fair...||
Well, to be fair, there is also a Hooters in Taylor - that should come as a surprise to no one, and I say that as a downriver resident. It was just a striahgt shot down I-94 and a quick jaunt down Eureka the entire time and he never took advantage of it. Of course, there is no Ferris wheel - just a Home Depot, a long-abandoned Sports Authority and soon a Menard's where once sat the Gibraltar Trade Center.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Not Going Well...||
Taco Charlton or Drake Harris to MBB (no rumor, but should they?)
It is fair to say that this one was not going well, nor was their much hope that it would improve.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Oh For Eff Sakes...||
Why do people have to ruin the board's mood? For eff sakes...
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I Don't Get It...||
I honestly don't quite understand this list at all - quite a few of these guys are perhaps the victims of hype that was ultimately empty. Several were injury-prone and unless potential means "career that they might have had without *insert injury here*", then I struggle there as well.
Tony Conigliaro was actually a good player that was the victim of a freak event really - not sure why he's even on this list really. He was a known quantity, I would think. Also, "Generation K" as a group seems like lazy entry to me - you'd do better to break this up since individually they all came with some hype and only Isringhausen made something resembling a career for himself.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Well, Damnit....||
If he is in fact going, then that is two open spots with no obvious candidates to fill either of them, if my math is right (it may not be). It puts a lot on Wilson and Irvin, I would think, if we're confining our talk to what happens with the existing roster if nothing happens, so it would be interesting to see how those spots get filled. You could piece togther a lineup from the roster as it sits, but still I think this hurts.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Interesting...||
I will assume that Alabama's reply to this will be that The Citadel could only do November due to scheduling conflicts with other teams that wanted to kick their ass for a few hours, but also for strength of schedule reasons because it makes the 63-3 win against Presbyterian the month before look a lot better, at least in their view.
I don't know if scheduling cupcakes is the best idea per se, but even then if you're going to schedule opponents with a pulse, it is probably better from a Playoff Committee for a lot of teams to do that early and get potentials upsets out of the way. I am guessing there, but early losses seem to hurt less...unless they truly stand out or, say, you go 0-3 or 0-4 in the OOC.
|4 weeks 1 hour ago||I Will Say...||
I will say that it is definitely the case that the SEC has zero room to complain, nor can they honestly tell anyone they've been "thinking of the children" this whole time because clearly the student, in their mind, is what you scrape off your Johnston & Murphy loafers.
Like most conferences, they have their own culture in a way, in this case one with a noted lack of introspection and sometimes self-awareness. The funny thing is that networks and certain organizations seem to listen to them despite all that.
As for the Auburn story, yeah, I think that gets a nearly universal "big deal" even if it is illegal, but I assume someone in the Auburn fanbase has the grim duty to pretend to be outraged about this.
|4 weeks 1 hour ago||Bad Luck...||
They are of the opinion that this was viral, possibly a product of a cold - THAT cold - that spiralled out of control basically. It went down on the officially diagnosis, in part, as "viral cardiomyopathy". They couldn't find anything from which they could produce a culture in the drainage from my right lung, so if it was there, it wasn't active at that point.
|4 weeks 2 hours ago||I'll Be There...||
I'll likely go to this - I need to stockpile some Michigan-related gifts for the so-called "gift bucket" in our basement, which is a creation born from my wife's desire to not shop for every single occasion but yet to give a gift at all of them. I often suggest trolling the non-Michigan crowd with these gifts, but as I grew up in a largely maize & blue family, that's somewhat difficult, and my wife's family - with its mild Northwestern lean in fandom - just wouldn't care anyway.
|4 weeks 3 hours ago||Good Luck To Him...||
I wish Spike the best. It really was a fun time with him here - he'll always have that Michigan degree and we'll always have some great highlights from that championship run.
I don't know that we've had a solid update on him healthwsie lately - I would hope that he got a chance to see the court again, even if he couldn't do it every day.
|4 weeks 6 hours ago||Oh Good...||
It might be a good thing then that I'll be at work at 10 AM and unable to recreate the fact that I showed up TO the 2008 Michigan-Wisconsin game pre-blasted because I somehow felt like expressing my feelings about that season through drink at a tailgate just hours before. That being said, it did make the first three quarters that much more palatable and the fourth quarter that much more exciting.
|4 weeks 16 hours ago||Speaking Of That...||
Speaking of that, didn't the Mercury Zephyr travel down the same line as the Ford Fairmont? Fairmont was a bit misleading, as the name sounds halfway elegant and the Fairmont was....not that at all.
I had the same problem with the Mercury Lynx, because if you're going to name a car after a cat, it should be cat-like, not Escort-like.
Also, didn't VW name a car Sharan Carat? WTF?
|4 weeks 21 hours ago||Courtesy Of LongLiveBo....||
|4 weeks 21 hours ago||In That Thread...||
In that thread is what might be arguably a Top Ten meltdown by the OP as well, no offense to Champeen, of course. I don't think there was any way that question was NOT going to come through with all sorts of creepy undertones, but be damned if he tried to tell us that they didn't exist in the request made - quite strenuously, I might add.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||About That...||
While they recruit in each other's backyard - that is, a fair number of Rutgers players seem to be from central / eastern Pennsylvania and a fair amount of Penn State's roster seems to come out of New Jersey - yeah, I don't know that this was ever much of a football rivalry. I think Rutgers has a pretty long-standing rivalry with Navy though, not that this matters for Big Ten purposes. They might have the single poorest record of attempting to create rivalries in the Big Ten, in fact. I mean, who is it in hoops? Seton Hall maybe?
|4 weeks 1 day ago||The Cornell Mann Earth Band...||
The Cornell Mann Earth Band was a lesser known cover band, somewhat famous for their minor hit "Binded On The Right", which was a song about a production error at a printing facility. It's a shame that it never got wide airplay, but then a similarly named band managed to get a song with a lyrically close title on the radio just a few hours prior to their release.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Basically...||
I've done this with Tigers tickets too when I've had the packages. It's relatively easy to do and very useful when you know well in advance that you won't be able to go to certain games - my wife has the "family calendar" out 12 months, so I've become well-acquainted with the phrase "you won't be going to that game", which is usually followed by the phrase "why the hell not?" because I start off with no clue.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Is This It?||
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Not Going Well...||
How did they lose a game?
I think the premature labelling of Urban Meyer as "an overrated tool" probably is what sent this thread spiralling downward from the beginning.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||This Year...||
This year, it's in the Cloud. More to the point, it is in the Cloud which will cover the southwest portion of Defiance, Ohio on June 3rd from 2 PM to 3 PM.
In all seriousness though, the Kickstarter probably should have been out, even done by now so my assumption is that this might be done via different means perhaps this year. I know it is being written as we type from the passing references to its progress on MGoTwitter.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Taking Stock...||
I mean, you unceremoniously grab a trophy from Archie Griffin, you openly compare yourself to Tom Brady in an interview when you have exactly zero games on your NFL resume to date, and mix that with some other incidents and yeah, there might be a solid case there for questioning the actual leadership abilities of a certain quarterback.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Good Luck To Him...||
I was hoping Ojemudia would get a shot with someone - it was such a shame when he was injured during the Maryland game because I think he was well on his way to having an excellent season and probably finding his way into the Draft proper. All the same, excellent pickup for the Ravens, in my opinion, and nice to see Michigan players playing for, well, another Harbaugh.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Starting Off Right...||
Non-story but posting anyway - SEC shill ESPN subtly digging at Harbaugh....
Usually, I don't like to start my day with Mod Sticky stuff, but yeah, this one wasn't going well.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Down By Me...||
You definitely don't see them here in southeastern Michigan much if at all, and indeed it is raining tonight, so sadly looking up will only produce a wet sensation.
Of course, by me, you have enough light pollution from Detroit Metro Airport that observing anything in the sky is an iffy proposition. We've got a telescope but we almost need to go out to the Metroparks near us to get detailed observations.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Good News...||
More good news for Wolverines is always nice to hear.
At least for me, expectations were very tempered for this draft when it comes to Michigan, but there have been a couple pleasant surprises - two of them involving the Lions, which works for me - so between that and seeing more guys find some homes as free agents, I think we can walk away pleased given what I think the baseline expectations were.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Their Draft...||
Cleveland's draft was interesting, to say the least, especially - what was it - four receivers and a tight end, with most of that occurring in the fifth round. Working from memory there, so I could be wrong, but that's what I recall.
Although, I suppose reputation has its disadvantages - Corey Coleman looked as if he was being sentenced to Cleveland. Perhaps he already knew by showtime, but he seemed introspective about the prospect.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I Like This...||
The Rudock pick definitely helps and it is another position where the Lions need some depth, but I will say that even though it is young yet, I am liking the Bob Quinn era so far. I think that the Lions have done what I hoped they would do and got this mostly right by going with needs and skipping the whole "best player available" philosophy.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Ah, Adidas...||
I realize that this is probably standard contract verbiage, particularly when it comes to transitions, but I knew we could definitely count on Adidas to be with us until July 31st at 11:59:59 PM - it seemed like the only end to this particular chapter that would be allowed for some reason.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||About This...||
Happy to see WIllie Henry go to a team that could use him rather quickly in a system that should suit his talents well.
Like others here, I still kind of wish he would have been able to hang out one more year in Ann Arbor, but I think he'll do well at the next level all the same.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||As Well As...||
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I'll Leave This Here...||
...and continue my mini-blitz from Twitter.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Now, Now...||
The NFL Draft threads are a place where all of us can be happy or sad regardless of team affiliation, and I am happy to see a Wolverine drafted and happy to see that he will be only travelling up the road to Allen Park to report to practice this summer. Congratulations to Graham.
Let's remember that at least most of us are united in our hatred of Roger Goodell and run with that.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Ragland To Buffalo...||
I like that Ragland seemed so excited to go to Buffalo that he stayed tuned into whatever conversation he was having on the phone. Not quite as bad as Corey Coleman last night, who when drafted by Cleveland looked at the stage as if Goodell had just pronounced sentence for something.