also duty-free guys falling over and grabbing their shins
|1 day 15 hours ago||BEST AVATAR EVER||
BEST AVATAR EVER
|1 day 22 hours ago||I know where you're coming||
I know where you're coming from- historically there is no other teams I'd rather beat than 1) OSU 2) ND
but the facts of the matter are these:
the MSU game is 1000 times more important than any other game except OSU and PSU going forward.
|2 days 52 min ago||I was about to post the exact||
I was about to post the exact same thing. Given 1) the OLs amazing amount of youth 2) they seem to have a decent amount of experience (it, more than ZERO) and 3) the new OC with new philosophy etc, we should see significant improvement as the year wears on.
The biggest thing, IMO is that they have 2 more MONTHS before it gets Real (TM). The season schedule sets up nicely- ND doesn't really matter and we have @ Rutgers and Minn before the UTL III vs PSU- then the BYE before @MSU on 10/25- that's about 10 weeks.
Given the division allignment, all that matters is beating MSU and OSU to get to the Title Game. 10 weeks to get the OL's shit together for the MSU game.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Ambiguous thread titles make||
Ambiguous thread titles make me nervous, but I rolled the dice and it came up SFW.
Everythings coming up Milhouse tonight!
|2 days 14 hours ago||Brandon is NEVER going to||
Brandon is NEVER going to fire Hoke, never ever. Why?
b/c he's the guy who hired him. how many ADs get to hire a 2nd coach in their tenure after firing the guy he hired? IOW, if Hoke gets shitcanned, I kind of doubt DB will be trusted to make another hire. but yeah, I agree with you.
|2 days 15 hours ago||don't jump down the guys||
don't jump down the guys throat- he just wants to know how the OL pieces are fitting together.
|2 days 15 hours ago||1991 LT Greg Skrepanek||
|2 days 15 hours ago||Sounds like Dymonte Thomas||
Sounds like Dymonte Thomas RSing was a good idea then?
|3 days 4 hours ago||I think you each did an||
I think you each did an excellent job with that decision and deserve to have your paycheck doubled
|3 days 14 hours ago||Is it possible to make the||
Is it possible to make the background dark and text light? (Like blackle - would save some battery life)
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|3 days 23 hours ago||that's what I assumed, but I||
that's what I assumed, but I mean, bad hops happen and on a decent field I don't think it would be an issue. Slowing the ball down, sure- and I know training happens indoors mostly b/c it required more skill to control the ball on hardwood.
Have you played FH on FieldTurf? I was skeptical about the surface for baseball, but I played on it once and I did a total 180- it's a great surface. the rubber pellets aren't as much of an issues as one would think (tho I'm sure a FH stick sliding ont he surface would spray up the rubber).
I mean, the game I'm sure developed on grass- I would think short cut grass would be ideal. but Astroturf? ick
|4 days 2 min ago||I'm sure the same study||
I'm sure the same study could be done in the reverse, and in any case all that would tell you is that sexuality is more of a continuous spectrum that what one might initially think:
"Always straight, never felt any different" <----> "tried both ended up with this" <----> "tried both always seemed on the fence" <-------> "tried both ended up with that" <----> "Always gay, never felt any different"
Not to mention that there would be so many factors that one could attribute to the change (even in a longitudinal study - societal changes, environment, etc) that simply attributing any changes to "choice" would be incorrrect.
either way, none of those stops on the spectrum are inherently more immoral than the other.
|4 days 1 hour ago||do you understand what a||
do you understand what a longitudinal study is? b/c this isn't one and thus your interpretation of this data set is very likely wrong.
|4 days 1 hour ago||OK, but that doesn't support||
OK, but that doesn't support one side of the debate or the other, so what's your point?
|4 days 3 hours ago||"Younger Americans three||
"Younger Americans three times more likely than seniors to identify as LGBT"
so what conclusion do you draw from this?
|4 days 19 hours ago||I am LITERALLY getting a bag||
I am LITERALLY getting a bag of popcorn, kicking the kids off the TV and watching this PC like it's dubya-dubya-III
|5 days 2 min ago||Texas a&m Georgia tech||
|5 days 2 hours ago||but seriously, did he get the||
but seriously, did he get the RS?
also, any word on Antonio Bass getting back to 100%?
|5 days 2 hours ago||why is old school astrotuft||
why is old school astrotuft required for FH? just so the ball can roll? I mean, why not grass or modern fieldturf- that stuff actually is low resistance and gets tamped down pretty easily so IDK why it's not used in every sport these days.
Also, why isn't soccer into FT?
|5 days 2 hours ago||stop the presses||
|5 days 19 hours ago||WR1 looks like||
WR1 looks like Tacopantspepper- he's so tall it looks like he's on the line, but I think his feet are a yard or 2 short.
|5 days 21 hours ago||Well yeah... Look, it's as||
Well yeah... Look, it's as much a choice as your hair color. They all accept and love gingers as people but disagree with their choice to express their hair color choice by not constantly dying it their entire lives. The worst of it is they are not open to change their viewpoints due to any amount of evidence. Honestly, what would one need to see in order to be convinced that homosexuality is a choice?
|5 days 22 hours ago||how close have some of us||
how close have some of us been to knocking out an obnoxious loud mouth semi-hammered low life who had been yelling all kinds of inappropriate shit for 2+ straight hours at a sporting event?
no one should justify his actions, but I don't think it's appropriate to revel in the consequences of those actions either
|5 days 22 hours ago||better old than dead just||
better old than dead
just kidding man... but not really
|6 days 1 hour ago||agree. and FTR, Zeus can't||
agree. and FTR, Zeus can't hit a curveball
|6 days 2 hours ago||I thought it was a slot||
I thought it was a slot receiver joke
|6 days 3 hours ago||Stop trying to shove your||
Stop trying to shove your sobriety down our throats man
|1 week 1 hour ago||At this point I'm not excited||
At this point I'm not excited about any ONE TE (Butt, Bunting or the kid from CT), but the amount of talent Hoke is bringing in at the position is extraordinary- unless you're Penn State.
|1 week 23 hours ago||NOBODY liked Navarre.||
NOBODY liked Navarre. NO-BOD-EE liked that dude. I assumed he went door to door in A2 pissing in everyones corn flakes the second he signed his LOI.
Henne was loved, So was Henson till he signed with the Yankees. Griese just never did anything at all till Senior year.
Brady- I don't even want to get into that discussion again
|1 week 23 hours ago||yikes||
Looks like Brian picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue.
|1 week 2 days ago||LG is reporting 75 deg water||
LG is reporting 75 deg water temps, which is refreshing (but a bit chilly for the fickle). any other lake in the area is likely warmer.
|1 week 3 days ago||does the AAUM need locals to||
does the AAUM need locals to help with anything? I live 20mins from the camp
|1 week 4 days ago||I just..... The numbers. Why||
I just..... The numbers. Why not just blue with an out line in maize?
|1 week 4 days ago||you know what would be subtle||
you know what would be subtle and classic yet classic and give us a WOW factor? just heading out there under the lights in blue pants. maybe with numbers that are blue with a thick maize outline. matte blue helmets, with glossy maize wings. no announcement. change after warm ups so the crowd goes nuts when the run out under the M club banner.
|1 week 4 days ago||paisley is back...||
paisley is back...
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||It's strange how these days||
It's strange how these days the RB position has been so devalued. I realize we have huge OL issues and agree that this top 5 could be the entire OL corps, but it's weird to see a M team with no proven RB not have a spot on this list.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Does anyone know if the Team||
Does anyone know if the Team USA hockey scrimmages are open to the public? I'd like to head up to Placid want watch the USA vs. Sweden 4:00 p.m game. Do they charge admission?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I'm not expert in soccer, but||
I'm not expert in soccer, but it was playing slow allegedly. I saw a few balls passed across the field was was king of schocked at how quickly the ball slowed down with a few bounces on the field. players were catching up to leading balls very easily.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I agree- sometime in the mid||
I agree- sometime in the mid 90s by KJ, probably 93-94-95 and it eventually caught on in the mainstream bu 99-00-01
|2 weeks 6 days ago||on 1914, the other 40% didn't||
on 1914, the other 40% didn't graduate HS. Also, the utility of teaching Latin to all HS students is dubious at best.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||IDK man, 7-6 might just do||
IDK man, 7-6 might just do it. Think about it- that's either 6-6 and a win in a crappy bowl or 7-5 with a loss in a slightly-better-than-crappy bowl.
The schedule this year looks pretty tough b/c the big 3 are all on the road- but realize that M skips Wisco, Iowa AND Neb from the West division this year. The home schedule is infamously turrible.
M should have a floor of 9-3 this year. 8-4 is worst case scenario.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||And tell him it's gonna cost||
And tell him it's gonna cost him double. And tell him this thing is beautiful. And tell him I'm being a nice guy. And tell him he dresses like a gigolo. Yeah. No! Tell him--tell Brian that having a sexy female assistant is such. A terrible. Cliche.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||who made the decision to let||
who made the decision to let paisley come back?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||they make these for most||
they make these for most states, i'd imagine. Non-liscenced state specific for several universities. Quality isn't great, IMO
|3 weeks 4 days ago||the amateurism in college||
the amateurism in college football is one of its most attractive parts.
I used to think this too, but upon actually thinking about it, changed my mind
|3 weeks 5 days ago||this is the absolute fucking||
this is the absolute fucking truth
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Great schedule. Wish they'd||
Great schedule. Wish they'd play within 3 hrs of me, but hey Boston is a cool road trip
|3 weeks 5 days ago||blues bros. has been going on||
blues bros. has been going on since at least the late 90s- not quite as organized, but they'd always play it during one of the intermissions. At some point in 97ish or so, superfan (without his costume, just a fuzzy water buffalo hat at most) would start dancing a la Jake Blues in the movie. eventually, it became a thing and the half the students would join in.
not sure what the hat throwing thing was
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I can't even tell if this is||
I can't even tell if this is serious, lol
|3 weeks 5 days ago||re: "Embracing debate" is||
re: "Embracing debate" is tolerating all sorts of things you shouldn't.
the same thing happens when people want to "debate" evolution or "debate" global climate change. It's bullshit to consider both sides b/c there is only one side: the fucking truth. This is why most scientists turn down formal debates - it legitimizes the bullshit by just being on the same stage. Many people didn't think Bill Nye should have debated that nut job a few months ago.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||ManU||
ManU it is then.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||ownSSah||
|4 weeks 21 hours ago||leave it to a Virginia grad||
leave it to a Virginia grad to make the most cogent point on the board.
|4 weeks 22 hours ago||Gretzky or Lemieux?||
Gretzky or Lemieux?
|4 weeks 22 hours ago||the equivalent of a MLB||
the equivalent of a MLB season? so 1.5-2 minor league years?
|4 weeks 22 hours ago||of course a few guys who||
of course a few guys who could have signed decent minor league developmental contracts go on to play NCAA baseball, but generally that's b/c they value the educational opportunities- which is why it's such a good fit. the purpose of NCAA baseball (and every other sport besides the Big 3) is not 1st and foremost professional development and generally speaking the kids who choose NCAA over available alternatives (CND Major Jr, MLS, mLB) understand that.
|4 weeks 23 hours ago||and almost all of those guys||
and almost all of those guys spent a significant amount of time in the minors before they made it to MLB. that's the point.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||What is the purpose for your||
What is the purpose for your proposal, in 1-2 sentences? B/c it reads as, "to have NCAA D-I soccer become a pro-development league on par w/ MLS or Euro-academies."
I don't think the NCAA is interested at all in structuring sports for the sole purpose of becoming top developmental leagues for world class atheltics. Basketball and football turned into developmental leagues by circumstance, not design ... and hockey- hell IDK how to explain that.
I think NCAA soccer 'remaining' relevant is a moot point- it's completely irrelevant now on a global skill level at least. It's like NCAA baseball- sure, a few guys can make a jump to MLB, but that's like once in a decade kind of circumstances. NCAA baseball is not a relevant league on a global skill level - but it fills it's niche by taking hard working, well skilled if undersized kids and late bloomer-type kids who want to use what baseball skills they have to gain opportunities ouside of (playing) sports. Sure some very talented kids play in the South/West but primarily mLB developes them, not NCAA. One could argue that it's the same in hockey, but to a lesser extent (more guys go right to the NHL from NCAA, but most still take a year or 2 to develop in the AHL, etc).
The bottom line is, the NCAA doesn't see itself as a pro-developmental sports league (in spite of basketball and football becoming the defacto- developmental leagues). I would say it is right in doing so.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I don't think they're going||
I don't think they're going to be able to control the environmental conditions for the ice inside the arena if they build it split In half like that
|4 weeks 5 days ago||saw this once, thought it was hilarious:||
it ain't art and it ain't fair
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I'm of the opinion that||
I'm of the opinion that Urban's pitch here will only sell to kids whom they already have in the bag.
To a kid who wants to hear about OSU b/c he isn't sold yet, 20-30mins of Michigan talk is not going to be all that impressive.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||by "here," do you mean||
by "here," do you mean "Earth?"
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I was curious about that too,||
I was curious about that too, and you know, there's a "best of both worlds" scenario where they open it to the public, but send coupons for free food and drinks to the season ticket holders.
|5 weeks 8 min ago||I hate so much about the||
I hate so much about the things that you choose to be.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||if all goes well, my daughter||
if all goes well, my daughter may be in her FR year at Michigan. *SHUDDERS*
|5 weeks 2 days ago||sounds about right. well||
sounds about right. well done, justice system & law enforcement.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||christ, it's part vag *AND*||
christ, it's part vag *AND* part penis. well played, whoever designed it. well played indeed.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||eh, I wouldn't spend 1-2k for||
eh, I wouldn't spend 1-2k for the privilege of getting batteries thrown at you and grandmothers flipping you off. Not to mention the really obnoxious loudmouth fans that hit the tailgate too hard. plus, M will likely be an 7-10pt dog.
IDK, live sporting events are just not my thing anymore. these days, the prices as so high people think they are entitled to do and yell anything they want in the stands and it grinds my gears. It's a liscence to get drink in public and be an asshole. No shame in people anymore. get off my lawn.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Totally disappointed I missed||
Totally disappointed I missed a contest of this magnitude- when is the 5th place game on?
|5 weeks 5 days ago||b/c Stanford is one of the||
b/c Stanford is one of the top 4-6 teams in the country over the last 4-5 years?
|5 weeks 6 days ago||not all of them- just the||
not all of them- just the Sarah McLoghlin one
|5 weeks 6 days ago||And who's making the "RR||
And who's making the "RR appreciation" thread? Bill Martin appreciation? Mary Sue Coleman appreciation?
how about the Hello: New Prez post?
this could be a whole new revenue stream for the blog
|5 weeks 6 days ago||this post puts a serious hole||
this post puts a serious hole in my "Dave Brandon is the AntiChrist" hypothesis.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||historically low interest||
historically low interest rates?
|6 weeks 3 hours ago||each or for the pair?||
each or for the pair?
|6 weeks 3 hours ago||Ok, so what if you *tried* to||
Ok, so what if you *tried* to be a DD?
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Keep on truckin Seth. Sorry||
Keep on truckin Seth. Sorry to hear such bad news. At this point it probably feels like someone ripped your leg off your body- but in time you learn to deal with it and realize that the reason it hurts so much is b/c of how much you meant to each other. Good luck
|6 weeks 1 day ago||*sigh* I'll take "all members||
*sigh* I'll take "all members of the OL" for 2000, Alex
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Totally agree you guys, maybe||
Totally agree you guys, maybe if hoke would lose 20 lbs and would wear a headset, we'd be in the title game for sure.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Can people just STFU about||
Can people just STFU about gawdammed headset already? jesus fuck
|6 weeks 5 days ago||You know, I feel like I need||
You know, I feel like I need to have a 17th convo about Antonio Bass, how good he could have been, how well he could have done in RR's offense and if his knee could be healed by now- quality depth amirite?
|6 weeks 6 days ago||you obviously need a||
you obviously need a hug
around the neck
with a rope
|7 weeks 1 day ago||*shakes head and walks||
*shakes head and walks away*
.. Fucking Navarre
|7 weeks 1 day ago||(No subject)||
|7 weeks 1 day ago||TRUE PATRIOT LOVE I||
TRUE PATRIOT LOVE
I remember at halftime when Rice came to play M in 2000 and their band annoucned they were about to play the State of Michigan Anthem (everyone rose)- and started to play OH CANADA. It got a good laugh
|7 weeks 1 day ago||lol I just looked it up too||
lol I just looked it up too 11-10. IDK, I was 8.
I was surprised cause M was shitty that year and RPI was off a nat'l title they year before. they lsot a lot from that team but dang.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||wow, I don't remember M||
wow, I don't remember M winning in 86
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Considering M hasn't beaten||
Considering M hasn't beaten RPI in probably 50 years, I'm more worried that losing to them wouldn't help much either.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Traverse City area is highly||
Traverse City area is highly recomended. I love the minor league ball park just south of the city. The dunes are great as is M-22 up to leelenaw (sp). Stop for a wine tasting. then find another winery and do it again. then, 3 for the hat trick.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||where are these re-education||
where are these re-education trainings? they don't actually exist
|7 weeks 5 days ago||this topic really brings out||
this topic really brings out the stupid. The anti-PC crowd is completely ignorant of the facts re: the name and actual truth behind the naming of the franchise.
"What ever happened to majoriety rules?"
I'll tell you what happened: it never fucking happend in the 1st place. the whole structure of the republic is to make sure the majority is NOT in complete and total control of the policital power structure/decision making process to the detriment of the minority, you uneducated ignorant idiots.
STFU about "pussification of 'murica" and "PC rules" and "majority rules" and "reverse racism" red herrings and making equivalent statements b/t redskins and animal knicknames.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||what a meatheaded comment||
what a meatheaded comment
|7 weeks 5 days ago||only someone on your side of||
only someone on your side of this argument would cite "education" and consider it a bad thing.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||lol majority rule. you're an||
lol majority rule. you're an idiot
|7 weeks 5 days ago||You lost the arguement||
You lost the arguement
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I agree with part of your||
I agree with part of your post, Moran
|7 weeks 5 days ago||New York Negros. New lax team||
New York Negros. New lax team in NYS.
Let's go Negros! (jsut using it for team pride)
come on negros! (still team pride)
Here we go Negros, here we go ! (team pride)
your argument fails so easily
|7 weeks 5 days ago||You're a horrible horrible||
You're a horrible horrible person
|7 weeks 5 days ago||You're an idiot||
You're an idiot
|7 weeks 5 days ago||You're a dumbass||
You're a dumbass
|7 weeks 6 days ago||If he had used his hands to||
If he had used his hands to grab the guy and naw on him he'd have gotten the full 2 years
|7 weeks 6 days ago||just the name?||
just the name?
|8 weeks 1 day ago||hey- they gave them a 3 min||
hey- they gave them a 3 min H2O break, what more could you want?
|8 weeks 2 days ago||two teams are already||
two teams are already eliminated and they are playing today?
does anyone else think there might me a better alternative to this group/pool play structure- like double elim or W/L bracket like in college baseball/softball?
something like this:
opening rounds = same as now, but NCAA baseball regional style,
followed by a double elim- style in the round of 16?
|8 weeks 3 days ago||If you guys haven't played||
If you guys haven't played "Cards Against Humanity" you need to- I was literally on the floor laughing for 3 straight minutes.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||My grandfather graduated from||
My grandfather graduated from the Dental school in 1902. My dad graduated from the Dental school in 1951. I did not graduate from the Dental school in 1999.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||I flew over the Eastern Wash||
I flew over the Eastern Wash field last week on the way into Spokane, and it was VERY visible from 10,000 ft
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Looks like we've all got a semi||
-OT thread here then.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||of COURSE! .... but||
.... but maaaaybe..
|8 weeks 6 days ago||I'm Batman||
|9 weeks 15 min ago||what would make Chief Wahoo||
what would make Chief Wahoo any worse than the silly-looking leprechaun with his dukes up?
Now I'm just spit-balling here, but I'm gonna say it's b/c leprechauns aren't real?
|9 weeks 1 hour ago||EFTB||
|9 weeks 2 hours ago||You are doing a really bad||
You are doing a really bad job of explaining jsut what the hell you're trying to talk about.
|9 weeks 2 hours ago||you mean like the term||
you mean like the term Ypsituckey?
|9 weeks 3 hours ago||it's pronounced bad-gee. it's||
it's pronounced bad-gee. it's french
|9 weeks 6 hours ago||yes- credit where credit is||
yes- credit where credit is due.
I can't wait for the scientology reference that brings out the scientologist segment of the blog
|9 weeks 1 day ago||which are they gonna find||
which are they gonna find 1st: that golden tablet or a conference?
|9 weeks 1 day ago||BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO||
|10 weeks 3 hours ago||I call Germany and brazil||
I call Germany and brazil
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Berenson's defensive minded||
Berenson's defensive minded system is defensive in that he requires the forwards to play defensive roles as much as offensive roles- something he changed at some point when Sauer was in net I think- the game changed from 8-3 beatings in the 80s & 90s to a 4-2 sluggouts where more shots are blocked than taken on net over the last 10 years. Plus, we've had issues in goal off and on for a decade.
I can't believe M is charging 20% more than the next highest program for student stickets this year with that schedule.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||eh, it depends on where the||
eh, it depends on where the advising is coming from. If you have an advisior thru the College of engineering, well they probably have a good idea about what you should be taking to prep for an engin/CS/math/physics major.
If you're at a small lib arts school, or private engineering school, same thing- the ounselors there are likely highly specialized in that environment.
If you're in LSA and Michigan? IMO, the counselors there are pretty mediocre only b/c it's really hard to be an expert in every fricking major in the LSA college at a huge school like M. Take their advice not as gospel, but as a data point.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||IDK- I got nothin' - no||
IDK- I got nothin' - no listing at the UM Rugby team page for gear like this and google is no help. I FB'ed em, but nothing so far
|10 weeks 3 days ago||I'm no expert but I kind of||
I'm no expert but I kind of feel like the goalie should have had that one- I know it was point blank, but he got beat short side which is a no-no iirc
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Pre dawn? Bitch please- I||
Pre dawn? Bitch please- I live in the East. This time of year the sun rises at 4:58am and, I swear to god, you just start seeing it get lighter in the eastern horizon at 3:45
|10 weeks 6 days ago||the way that championship||
the way that championship tournament is set up, no one get's lucky in winning the thing. the best teams advance out of the regionals, best 2/3 in the supers and double elim in the WS? that shit ain't luck like the hockey tournament or the basketball tourney in some cases.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||if anyone can get one of||
if anyone can get one of those jerseys, name your price.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||sounds like the USA soccer||
sounds like the USA soccer bagmen are about as effective as Michigan's
|11 weeks 3 days ago||the uniforms were probably||
the uniforms were probably the best I've ever seen a M team have- where can one get those?
|11 weeks 5 days ago||For a Friday in May with||
For a Friday in May with sublime weather, this has been one shitty friday for me.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Last year, the hockey/hoops||
Last year, the hockey/hoops preview got me excited, so without that (and with the malaise, TM) I'm just not that into it.
Plus, I've been getting HTTV and the Wolverine preview for as long as they have existed, and every year I skim more and more and get less and less out of them. I don't want to "get to know" the coaching staff and how much the D will be "more agressive" and teh offense will "man ball" down the field. I can read up on the team thru the site here- I already know the OL is gonna be a disaster and if it's not, I already know it'll be b/c of Nuss's "simplicifcation" and that the inner OL posiitons are more important to the running game. DG is a known comodity at this point and so is Shane Morris. The D returns almost everyone- so the questions are 1) will JMFR's move work out and 2) will a safety step up? I'm sure there will be a dedicated article to Peppers. At this point, I'm in a "show me" sate of mind.
It's nice to have a tactile experience on the beach in Aug, but every year it's more of the same and the result is dissappointment 7/8 years.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Bert Cooper sure as hell was||
Bert Cooper sure as hell was a weird bird. Could never wrap my mind around that guy.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||I thought Roger was pretty||
I thought Roger was pretty much his boss- he's the guy that "found" Don and developed him- plus was Don a partner before the current agency- as in Sternling-Cooper?
And I'm a little surprised at how much Trouble Don got into- he was completely ostracized, but Ted threatened to commit murder-suicide with clients and it's all water under the bridge? WTF.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||I'm of the opinion that Romo||
I'm of the opinion that Romo doesn't need protection. If she's up as the clean up hitter, odds are there are runners on base. they want to pitch around her, fine by me. she's so good, she'll still hit .400 with a .600 OBA. all with runners a head of her on base.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||I feel pretty good about the||
I feel pretty good about the losses from this year (relatively). I think the gains will add depth and overall we gain a ton of experience with only 2 outfields and at 1B as losses. return ALL FO THE PITCHING. I'd expect and outright B10 title and 50 wins, with another super regional appearance, but this time in A2.
The outfielders were good OB hitters and speedy- but in '15 I like the best 2 hitters not named Sierra at 1 and 2 in the order, followed by Sierra L and Romo at clean-up. With Romo protecting Sierra L, she should be doing a lot of hitting and with those 2 protecting the 1st 2 hitters, the Sierras should have a lot of hitting w/ RISP.
hopefully the pitching will improve as well
|12 weeks 4 days ago||well, they are based in ID,||
well, they are based in ID, so I would hope they could set up a relationship with local states. I guess I didn't realize how much asphalt needs to be replaced- obvs these solar roads have huge initial costs, but the upkeep and inspection is close to zero (sensors decent pressure and electrical failure, so inspection and replacement is almost instantaneous). they don't mention the sub-surface treatment needed to install this stuff either.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||what's the lifetime of||
what's the lifetime of asphalt tho? probably 25-30 years IIRC, prestressed concrete these days is expected to go ~ 50 years I think.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Baserunning mistakes really||
Baserunning mistakes really kill me. It's probably the most overlooked part of the game and the least covered in practices (in relation to hitting & defense). Baserunning hurt the M baseball team the other day and it hurt softball yesterday. As others have said, she needs to read the CF- she was clearly going to need a miraculous play to catch that ball (momentum away from the infield had she caught it) and Romo needed to be in position to score if the ball hit the ground: probably 2-3 steps PAST 2nd.
there was another play where they had a pinch-runner on second with a grounder to her left that went to the CF- that girl needs to have enough speed to scpre there, IMO.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||kind of surprised hutch left||
kind of surprised hutch left in Betsa, given that's she's been giving up a ton of fly balls and their #1 threw only 3-4 innings last night
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Lots of baseball and softball||
Lots of baseball and softball going on this weekend- playing and watching!
|12 weeks 5 days ago||If the ump is calling that||
If the ump is calling that inside pitch like that to lefties, we won't be scoring a lot
|12 weeks 5 days ago||These unis are god fucking||
These unis are god fucking awful
|12 weeks 5 days ago||You just know that tomorrows||
You just know that tomorrows game will be a nail biter
|12 weeks 5 days ago||what's the pitcher doing||
what's the pitcher doing that's Illegeal?
|12 weeks 5 days ago||ehhh, it's a little known||
ehhh, it's a little known fact, Naaahmie, that-ahh Fielding H Yost invented the game of softball back in 1911 in order to attract more co-eds to A2 to aid in recruiting football players. Now, what many don't realize is that was the very same summer my great grandaddy 1st attempted to create the beat-a-bayga, which I was able to perfect last ye-aah.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||NO MERCY||
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Huge win to get into the||
Huge win to get into the winners bracket. DVRing the game tonight and the softball game tonight and tomorrow.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Base running is killing us||
Base running is killing us and so is the catcher for minn
|13 weeks 15 hours ago||so if one ran this set of 3||
so if one ran this set of 3 lotteries again, 200,000 times, we would expect to get this same outcome 15 times.
not sure what to think of that.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||that's my wife!||
that's my wife!
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Kids good, I'll give him||
Kids good, I'll give him that, but he ain't got nothin' on Squints.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Phewww, thank god I don't||
Phewww, thank god I don't have to worry then
|13 weeks 3 days ago||that's a big 10-4, bandit||
that's a big 10-4, bandit
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Unfortunately, Michigan won’t||
Unfortunately, Michigan won’t face either MSU or OSU next season
|13 weeks 4 days ago||That monster island Godzilla||
That monster island Godzilla movie was a complete mind job for a 10 yo
|13 weeks 5 days ago||that 12:30 is PDT, so it's||
that 12:30 is PDT, so it's ESPN @ 3:30 in the east. My daughter and I are going to watch after school. She just started softball at age 8 and really likes it- like watching the M team play too.
I have to imagine no one in that region, including ASU, was happy to see M as their 2 seed opponent.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Let's take all the money||
Let's take all the money wasted on compliance people and spend it on anything else. Full cost of attendance scholarships. Non-revenue sports. Cotton candy machines. Whatever.
those poor, poor compliance people. What have lawyers ever done to you? Won't somebody think of the lawyers?
you're going to kill the #1 safety net for law school graduates in the US.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||I was beginning to think that||
I was beginning to think that the led that backlights the display was busted.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Pitching issues. This is||
Pitching issues. This is clearly a WCWS lineup and defense (on the whole), we don't have the shut down pitcher that the top teams typically do. We have 2 (3?) really good pitchers, but not the shut down ACE.
M can get there, depending on the draw- and nothing would surprise me however.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||I can imagine a lot /step||
I can imagine a lot
/step up yo nerd game
|14 weeks 5 days ago||If her etam goes far enough,||
If her etam goes far enough, the final rounds of the state tourney are not far from where I live- would be interesting to see this caliber of player in HS ball.
|15 weeks 21 hours ago||/s /LOGIC but if they were||
but if they were 200 miles further EAST, then not only would they be admitted to the conference but each B10 team would be required to play rutgers twice in all sports (3 times if possible), NJ'd be hosting all B10 tourney events AND prior to all B10 competitions, they'd play the Rutgers fight song after the national anthem.
|15 weeks 21 hours ago||eh, NBD. It's rotating- and||
eh, NBD. It's rotating- and probably should be rotated b/t Chicago, Indi, NYC, DC, M-SP/Milwakee & Detroit
it's a good move to expand the reach of the conference.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||that's a long way of saying||
that's a long way of saying that there's a couple misogynistic douchbags who like negging posts.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||HELLO, Uncle Leo||
HELLO, Uncle Leo
|15 weeks 5 days ago||You guys really want to know||
You guys really want to know the answer to that question?
|15 weeks 5 days ago||the only but here is: if he's||
the only but here is: if he's looking to get into somewhere really competitive (MIT, Stanford) then it might look good if an A, A- or B+ score at UM in Calc III show up in the app.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||A couple things: - If you're||
A couple things:
- If you're local to A2, consider WCC- the cost will be WAY less (probably half) and you might find some evening (late afternoon?) courses that fit your schedule a bit better as a HS student.
- if do the UM route, those credits will Xfer anywhere. You're obvsly a fast learner and hard worker being in BC calc as a JR, but UM is a whole different level than AP courses- the structure and contact time is WAY different and the instructor won't be spending a week or 2 on the basics- more like 1-2 lectures. The learning is on you, not the teacher (unlike HS). Short story: Math 215 at UM is what I'd recommend. The honors courses are great, but 215 is a fine course and surely will have more scheduling options.
- contact an advisor, obvs
PS: if you have any physics experience, the vector stuff will help a bunch in Calc III
|15 weeks 5 days ago||955 is this the number I||
is this the number I should not give to them?
|15 weeks 6 days ago||why, is he not available?||
why, is he not available?
|15 weeks 6 days ago||The Union guy is only||
The Union guy is only finishing his 3rd full year there (very well, obvs)- the previous guys built up the program from cellar dweller to respectible top 20 team, then left for providence after getting UNion to the NCAA tourney for the 1st time ever (IIRC).
the current guy took over from there and continued that trajectory to the top, of course.
|16 weeks 15 hours ago||The guyver. I'll let u google||
The guyver. I'll let u google it but this is not a good thing
|16 weeks 16 hours ago||Why is anyone excited? b/c||
Why is anyone excited?
b/c George Lucas has absolutely nothing to do with it.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||it's a series of books for||
it's a series of books for kids, let's not pretend we're discussing chauncer or vonnegut here, boss.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||look, I respect the HP series||
look, I respect the HP series b/c of the depth of their story telling and the way they engage young people into reading and the messages young people get from teh HP books.
but cumong, man it's Star Wars
|16 weeks 1 day ago||There is a theory of||
There is a theory of diminishing returns that basically says it's fairly easy to go from F to C and harder to go from C to A (on the OL in this context).
basically b/c to go from a F to a C, you just need basic competance- and that's not extraordinary to achieve.
but to get to an A, you need all cylindars running to perfection at all times. every little thing needs to be executed at the highest level- takes a lot more effort (for lack of a better word) to get to the very top.
in this way, I could see a decent year this year (9-3, say), but not too much better in '15 (10-2, say)- even with the schedule in our favor in '15. (tho with a preseumed new starter @ QB)
So, would everyone be happy with 9-3 in 2014 (no BT CG appearance), and 10-2 (BT CG appearance) in 2015?
|16 weeks 3 days ago||At this point, given our||
At this point, given our losses (HALF the guys who played significant minutes), I could see ~ .5000 team that squeeks into the NIT.
OTOH, given that Beilein has coached these M teams so well, I could also see a shared B10 title and Irvin or Wlaton going #1 overall in the '15 draft after a good run in the tourney
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah I see those "12-7-41||
Yeah I see those "12-7-41 Never Forget" stickers and I'm just like 'get over it man'
|17 weeks 2 days ago||lol serial negger||
lol serial negger
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Well, that was entertaining.||
Well, that was entertaining. Do we need a second festivus?
|17 weeks 5 days ago||why are they allowed to have||
why are they allowed to have 16 players? which are the walkons?
|17 weeks 5 days ago||General studies dept? WTF R||
General studies dept?
WTF R U SRS
|17 weeks 6 days ago||ahh, *now* it's the off||
ahh, *now* it's the off season.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||http://cuse.com/news/2014/4/1||
I was gonna say, they got Cuse beat, this year. Illinois actually did somthing right. Now if we can get Purdue to do anything at all, we'd be in business
|18 weeks 2 days ago||great news week so far.||
great news week so far. fucking great
|18 weeks 2 days ago||wow, I'm in the process of||
wow, I'm in the process of standing in a corrected fashion (I'm not into the whole brevity thing).
Every s'ship player across the country ought to tip their hat.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||if the running story was||
if the running story was from the ESPN broadcasts, well...... they don't know shit about college hockey, to be honest. Now, I could be wrong, but I assume they meant that DIII schools don't give scholarships as a general rule, and that's true AFAIK. HOWEVER, the DIII schools that sponsor DI hockey (LSSU, MTU, Clarkson, Union, Rensselaer, Ferris, CC I think is basically the list) get a special waiver from the NCAA to offer the full s'ships for the DI hockey teams.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||What Union has done these||
What Union has done these last 3-5 years is amazing, considering 1) the location of the school in Schenectady, 2) the arena, and 3) that the school doesn't have a national rep (tho it is a good school) and 4) not a lot of NHL draftees. The current coach is only in his 3rd year, so I don't think he gets 100% of the credit but it's these last 3 years that they've played well deep into April. This team is no Cinderella in teh traditional sense of the term- they have been one of the top 5-10 teams for most of the last 3 years.
Their previous coach went to Providence, which had a good few years too, but this guy is working some magic for the Dutchmen. I thought the days of the small school were over in college hockey about 10 years ago when TV really became a big part of the sport and the big schools poured money into facilities like in Madison, and M-SP, Columbus, etc. Amazing.
As a side note, I'm not sure that they DON'T give our s'ships. the ECAC has several small schools and I'm pretty sure they give out the same as any other program for the hockey teams.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Section 1||
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Bathroom,||
|18 weeks 6 days ago||uhh, MGoBender, where's your||
uhh, MGoBender, where's your bathroom?
|18 weeks 6 days ago||4th spot: Section 1||
4th spot: Section 1
|19 weeks 2 days ago||One day, truely, I hope that||
One day, truely, I hope that white children can grow up on a planet where they have all the rights, opportunities and privledges that all the little black children have had lo these many centuries. Keep fighting the fight for equality, brother. We're all right behind you:
|19 weeks 2 days ago||man, this thread is why white||
man, this thread is why white people fucking suck
|19 weeks 6 days ago||ooooohh, I just wanted to say||
ooooohh, I just wanted to say that I haven't even read this yet, but I'm expectign this to be a REALLY enjoyable article.
ED: "Oh how fun this will be. Indiana loses NINE of thier players. A whole NINE!!!"
AHAHHHAHHAHAHAAH so much fun
|20 weeks 1 day ago||I hate April fool's Day||
I hate April fool's Day
|20 weeks 2 days ago||it's incrediby frustrating||
it's incrediby frustrating that they went 7-11 from 3. even if they go a respectable 5-11, we win.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Stauskas' missed FG at the||
Stauskas' missed FG at the end of the half, they had a guy with a toe on the line in the paint as he shot it.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||WTF, Bro? - Murphy||
|20 weeks 3 days ago||This is not a knock against||
This is not a knock against kentucky, which is a very talented group and have been playing well the last 3-4 weeks....
but we got this. our offense won't turn the ball over like yesterday (partly b/c UK doesn't force them). They are missing their best defender and are 90% freshman who haven't seen an offense this effecient and a team who can shoot like M. They don't defend the 3 well, don't have much transition D. typical young team, really. They are talented and will surely have a few OMG plays, but it's not like we haven't seen talented teams before. We can get their collective egos to get in a long range shooting contest at times- but we can do that in the context of the offense, they do it in the context of an all star game. they will have a few transition WOW plays and a few great plays in the paint, but I really think we win by 8+ by getting hot and making a couple 8-0 or 11-2 runs, perhaps spurred by a 1-3-1 phase or two on D.
A date with MSU in the title game is really looking like a terrifying possibility for my heart.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||12-1 all time in Sweet 16||
12-1 all time in Sweet 16 games. best record of any team in teh S16