Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Reminds me||
of the old Rivalry Week commercial on ESPN.
My wife is a UM alum just like me, so this thankfully is not an issue for me.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Hope Manny wins||
My wife & in-laws are Filipinos, so I'll be heading over to my father in law's house for a party for the fight, just like every Pacquiao fight. I hope Manny whoops him althought I'm not optimistic. There's 6 fights on the undercard though, so at least for that $100 we're getting 7 matches so its not too bad. Plus, there'll be a food spread like this
mmmm Filipino food.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||here's some good ones||
A clickbait article with screencaps of 40 good ones, some of which we've already covered here. Turns out the flamingos one has a 3rd one, "Flamingos for Sale".
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Lots of revivals lately||
Netflix is doing a Full House sequel called Fuller House, Fox is bringing back The X-Files, and now this. It seems that reboots and sequels aren't just limited to films anymore.
At least of those 3, I'm looking forward to Muppets and X-Files, so 2 out of 3 ain't bad.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Fake pregnancy||
3 years ago my son was just about 3 and a half months old, so we took a picture of him holding up his own ultrasound photo and said that we'd had an oops and were pregnant again. It fooled quite a few of our friends at first.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Yes||
For hazing that time I believe
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Not exclusive||
SAM started as a Jewish frat but has non-Jewish members often. Even if that were not the case, private organizations can include or exclude whoever they want. Case in point: country clubs like Augusta with women, the Boy Scouts with homosexuals, etc. I'm not saying it's right, but courts side w/ the private organizations.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Long story short||
We were there but folded in spring 2002 (my soph year) as we couldn't get enough bodies to get a house to replace the one that burned down a couple years prior (which was not our fault it was during the summer when it was vacant). They recolonized in 2004 or 2005 and bought the house they have now.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Agree completely||
As a former SAM, that was the prevailing opinion of the alumni contacted about this incident. The brothers on campus brought this upon themselves. There were many emails (which I will NOT be posting here this time) that expressed disappointment in the current SAM brothers but not surprise, given that any names given would also wind up in the hands of the police. I had always called for those responsible for this to be booted out of SAM, and now thanks to their circling of the wagons, they are all getting the boot. But SAM will be back at UM, some day.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||No||
National SAM is basically going along with the UM's punishment, ending the fraternity on campus for the next four years. UM is too big of a school with too large of a Jewish population for SAM to stay away for long. They'll probably try again, especially as an alumni corporation owns the SAM house. They'll probably rent it to another house for the next few years, and then recolonize in 4-5 years.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Implied threats cross the line||
Free speech is fine, even if it is bad speech. As much as I hate the Westboro Baptist a-holes, they have the right to spew their vile crap. When it crosses the lines into threats of violence, such as hanging people from trees, then no, it is not ok and becomes something that creates a hostile learning environment. So, if a left wing group on campus was saying they were going to protest about something right wing, then no, that doesn't create a hostile environment for right wing students. If those left wing students state they are going to hang right wing people from trees, or beat them, or kill them, or whatever, then it crosses the line into hostile territory and out the door they go.
Let's take race out of this. Let's pretend the SAE song instead of being about hanging N****rs from trees, lets say the song was about spiking women's drinks and raping them when they passed out. They'd still be deservedly tossed off campus for that, because they are again implying actions of violence and creating a hostile learning environment.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Hostile learning environment||
OU President Boren's statement on the expulsions explicitly states that the actions by SAE led to a hostile learning environment on the campus & that was grounds for expulsion. That's not a bad bar to set. If a student group at UM called for hanging n****rs in trees just like the SAE song said, I'd expect UM to do the same. Any other comparable hate speech should also be grounds for expulsion at any school.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||To answer the OP's SAM questions||
You had mentioned in the original post that you were wondering as to the outcome of the SAM incident at Treetops. Here is the latest that the situation stands at right now (much of this was covered on the board previously a few weeks ago when the penalty was announced):
The university has given the fraternity the death penalty, effectively, by barring it from campus for 4 years minimum, and they'd have to apply to be reinstated in the future. The current brothers can appeal this decision, but it does not seem likely they will do so. It is perceived that UM gave them the death penalty because UM SAM has circled the wagons and is refusing to name names, probably out of fear those brothers would face criminal or civil prosecution. In the decision given by the UM dean that issued the punishment, she repeatedly pointed out that no individuals responsible for the damages have been named to either the MI state police or to UM by SAM. So, by circling the wagons, they effectively have killed the fraternity, preferring to all go down with the ship. SAM national has not pulled UM SAM's charter, meaning they can live in the house for the remainder of the school year. The corporation that owns the SAM house (it's owned by alumni and rented to the current bros) will not be renting it next year to the current brothers at the present time.
I am personally very disappointed in the current incarnation of SAM, especially in the "leadership" they have currently in their house. If they were truly leaders, this wouldn't have happened in the first place.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||How free speech works||
Since there seem to be many comments in here about whether or not the expulsion would be a violation of their free speech rights, here's a friendly reminder about the first amendment. It protects you from government prosecution. That's it. While you can argue that a public university may be a government organization and their discipline would violate the 1st amendment, open racism is most likely a violation of the school's honor code, allowing for the expulsion. Or in this case, OU's president thinks they're assholes and is showing them the door. I applaud President Boren for his swift action on this.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||For the record||
from a former SAM, here's the timeline.
In the mid 90s we got kicked off campus for something before my time. In 1999 they recolonized the frat, but they lost their house when it burned down during the summer when no one was living there. We didnt burn down our house and the insurance adjusters never solved what caused it to happen (or if they did, I was never told). In fall of 2000 I was a pledge in the house-less house, signing up to join under promises from national that they were going to buy us a house.
They tried to build the frat back up to the size where national would spring for a new house, but national wouldn't front the $ without us getting enough guys. we couldn't get enough guys to pledge in 2001 without a house, and we couldn't get a house without enough guys to pledge. In 2002 the house folded after spring semester. In 2004 national SAM recolonized and bought the new kids a house right away, having learned from their mistake with us, which enabled them to get enough bodies since people would actually pledge the frat again.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Wow, harsh||
As a former UM SAM, I've weighed in on the other threads on this incident. I was always calling for punishment (you can check my comments history) because I felt that the brothers responsible for the damages should be kicked out of the frat, and made to pay back the damages. I didn't think they should boot the whole house though, that seemed excessive. As long as those directly responsible were punished, at least. This punishment is quite harsh IMO. I wonder if the U felt the whole house was responsible and there were not enough good apples worth salvaging after booting all the bad ones, so they just booted the whole bunch?
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Split household||
My wife sees white and gold. My son & I see blue and black.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Several of them, including M00N||
I was at M00N live and in person last year in Evanston, which was awful and boring as hell. If it wasn't for the booze I had before the game giving me a nice happy buzz, it would've been the worst thing ever.
The year before that, I was again at Michigan @ Northwestern. While the ending of the game became known for Gibbons' last second field goal scramble, sending it to OT, up until that point it was 9-6 in one of the worst games I'd ever seen in my life. In hindsight, it was just setting me up for the awfulness that was M00N.
In 2009, I was at Michigan @ Illinois when we failed on 1st and goal from the 2, and proceeded to throw away the rest of that season. I was in the 2nd row on the Michigan side of the field, and you could just see the spirit in the players die and their shoulders slump when Illinois marched it 99 yards to score on the ensuing drive.
I was also at Michigan @ Northwestern in 1996 when we lost on a last second field goal.
Maybe I just need to stop seeing Michigan whenever they come to Illinois.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Great bakery in Morton Grove IL||
My boss brought in Paczkis from Maier's Bakery in Morton Grove IL. She brought all sorts (banana, apple cinnamon, strawberry, raspberry, nutella), and I am having a banana (with real banana pieces) and custard one right now, it is seriously incredible. The nutella ones are killer too. So, if you are looking for a place in the northern burbs of Chicago, that's a pretty good one. Line was over 45 minutes long though per my boss, and they close at 330.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Agreed||
I thought speed racer was fun- a live action cartoon
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Slightly OT||
Also slightly late to the party, this was up yesterday.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Charles Barkley||
He was a funny host for an athlete too. His sketch where he was beating up Barney while playing hoops was a classic.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Thanks!||
I'm glad to help out and share my views, given that I am in the position of actually having been a SAM at UM. I'd like to think I've been just as vocal (see my posts in the other threads on this) as many on here, as I am deeply embarrased by these guys giving both my frat and my school a bad name.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Back in my day||
(A decade ago, I graduated in Dec 2003), SAM was actually mostly midwest guys. The largest population was from Chicago, followed by Detroit, and then NY/NJ. The East Coast bro guys went into Zeta Beta Tau instead of SAM. But I have heard from friends and fellow alums that have encountered the current crop of SAMs at homecomings and such that they are Jersey Shore douchebros. I wouldn't have joined SAM with its current membership today.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Might be a cousin||
but I don't recall ever meeting a Don Cohodes. My dad would've been involved in SAM at that time frame, but he didn't go to UM, he went to UI-Chicago. But I agree with you this current crop of SAMs should be suspended for a time, and their antics were way worse than anything you or I did as SAMs.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Exactly||
I agree completely, and that is why I have been more than willing to weigh in here as a former SAM, and been willing to post emails I receive like this (though who knows if they'll keep sending them to me if they get word I posted this). The UM chapter needs to publicly boot out the members responsible for the damages, and I am disappointed that they have still not stated just how many were involved in the mayhem. Also, the fact that the other members didn't do anything to stop it also disappoints me. This means to me either one of two things: 1) the # of brothers doing the damages outnumbered the # of brothers not doing the damage, leading those not involved to be afraid to say anything, or 2) the brothers doing the damages were high-ranking members of the fraternity with seniority. If it was freshmen or sophomores, then the juniors and seniors in authority should have been able to put a stop to it if they had any leadership at all. That is why I am so disgusted with the chapter and am willing to publicly state so as a SAM alum from UM.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||not quite||
While that would have been fitting, given the tone of the email, the subject line was the far more apt "SAM at Michigan"
|16 weeks 3 days ago||I doubt||
that Alan expected it to get posted to mgoblog, but yeah, he should've assumed that it would get out. And if any current SAMs are on here (which there has to be at least one, I'd imagine), I'd love it if they weighed in too. And if any current or former SAMs are mad at me for posting this internal email, well they can hit me up on twitter to bitch if they want, but I frankly don't care if they are upset.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Sigma Delta Tau||
SDT is the sorority that was at the resort with the bros from SAM
|16 weeks 3 days ago||I'd be surprised too||
if they booted the chapter for that, considering some of the other things that fraternities have been booted off campuses for both at UM and other schools. I definitely think that they should boot all members that were specifically responsible for the damages though. Those guys should not be in SAM.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Don't remember||
I don't remember, unfortunately. It burned down the summer right before my freshman year. I pledged the house based on the frat promising us pledges that national was going to find us a house for soph year. That didn't materialize, and we had to sell that same story to the following year's pledges. Those kids were smarter than us, and we had a tiny pledge class. National yanked us around, and we ultimately folded. On the plus side, I instead lived with the girl that would become my wife for junior and senior year, instead of with a bunch of frat bros.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Thus far silence||
I have not gotten any emails from either the chapter or the national SAM organizations pertaining to this incident, unless they were caught in my email's spam filter and automatically deleted. I'm actually disappointed that they have not sent out any sort of missive pertaining to this incident. I'm also not very active in the fraternity alum association, having distanced myself from national after they basically hosed our group of brothers. My dad, who used to be on the national executive board for SAM, also has distanced himself from the frat and he hasn't heard anything either. We're both still on their mailing list, but it's been total silence thus far.
In case you're curious, the reason that my dad and I pretty much have cut ties with the frat is because of the way they treated our group of members. Our house had burned down through no fault of our own (it was summer and we weren't there), and they would not help us to get a new house, despite all our best efforts to convince national to help. We wound up folding my sophomore year because of the fact that it's pretty hard to get pledges if you have no house. My senior year at UM, national decided to recolonize the fraternity, bought the new kids the house they have now, and didn't reach out to us in any way to see if we wanted to be involved in the relaunch. That ticked off my dad royally, and he immediately stopped sending them $ as an alum.
As to the SDTs, I doubt they did anything in terms of the damages, this strikes me as more something that the guys did. I am glad that all 6 frats and sororities are getting punished by their national organizations, but they all, SAM especially, need to take more steps to make this right than they have done so far.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Prior, FYI||
Yes, in SAM terminology, prior = chapter president
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Communal punishment||
is extremely common in the world we live in. For example: in the military, the whole unit doing pushups because of one guy's mistake. Or the whole football team running wind sprints after one or a handful of players made a mistake. When I played HS football, whenever the defense sacked the QB in practice, the offensive line had to run a lap of the field. Is that fair to the 4 linemen who were blocking their guy when only one guy biffed? No, but that's the way it's done.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||RIP Mr Cub||
Ernie was a legend & a super nice guy. I met him once when I was a kid. I was at a game at Wrigley in the 80s, & before the game they had a veterans game with many retired players including Banks participating. Afterwards he went up into the stands to take his seat, which was coincidentally in the section I was in that day. Despite him getting swarmed by many autograph seekers, including myself, he was gracious & kind, signing things for all of us. I still have the score card he signed for me, framed & hanging on the wall of my office. He was a classy guy & will be missed by all in Wrigleyville. I hope he's playing 2 with Santo right now.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Guy in the foreground moves||
I think they are just stunned and trying to figure out just what the heck he's doing too. Once it sinks in the guy out by the 3 point line comes running in.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Former Sammy here||
I weighed in on this in the original thread when this was first reported, expressing my disappointment in these idiots, and I would like to add more to the discussion now that there are more details out. Here are my thoughts:
1) Now that I know more the extent of the damage (45 rooms damaged, wow!) I am even more disappointed in my former brothers than I was before. They have to pay fully for repairs, out of their own pockets. National SAM should not bail them out here. If either the chapter or national asks me for money as an alum they can take a hike.
2) UM is absolutely right to suspend the frat, and should do so with the other organizations that damaged the other hotel.
3) I am disappointed in the statement released by the chapter president, who stated that the actions were of "a few members" - direct quote. I call bullshit. A few members should not have been allowed to commit that level of damage on that many rooms without the leadership stepping in to stop it. It was clearly way more than just a few members. Unless he has a different definition of "a few" than I do. This is clearly a failure of leadership on his part for not reigning them in, and he should resign as chapter president.
4) If it was truly just a few members, then those members should be kicked out of the frat. If it was pledges that haven't been inducted yet, then they should be immediately barred from any further SAM activity and stripped of their pledge status.
These morons have acted in a way that made both SAM and UM look very poorly, and I will forever be disappointed in these idiots. I am ashamed to be a SAM alum today.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||a couple ideas||
How did you lose to Rutgers?
Our Bo is better than your Bo (complete with pictures)
|17 weeks 3 days ago||This thread||
will not end well. Fairly certain there's a no Bleacher Report allowed rule, yes?
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Former Sammy here||
I was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu at UM, and I am extremely disappointed in my fellow Sammies. I was part of the prior version of the house, the one that folded when our house burned down (it was during the summer and we weren't there, so it wasn't us). I never met any of the new kids from the recolonized house, but I am still thoroughly disappointed in these guys. I will be curious to see the next email from National as well as from the local chapter, to see how they address this issue. They sure as hell won't be getting any $ from me to cover the cost of this, they should have to pay out of their own pockets.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||No||
Fairness to Rosenberg is not allowed. Even a broken clock is right twice a day. Also, if we have to go back nearly a decade to the last time he was right then he shouldn't be a journalist.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks but||
I can't take all the credit. I saw the article after Brian on his @mgoblog twitter account sent out the link to the fisking (while cc'ing Rosenberg on the tweet), so I figured I'd share for those not on twitter. Plus it saves Brian the trouble of having to include it in his next Unverified Voracity post.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Links FYI||
I had intentionally left the Rosenberg link out of my post to not give that buffoon any traffic from us, and the fisking response is linked in the body of my text where it says "read it here." But I will edit my OP to make the link more clear.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||it was 2 days ago||
searching "bolivia travel" gives it as the first mgoresult
It was posted on Sunday so I dont blame you for missing it, it was probably off front page by Monday if you weren't here on the weekend.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||It all depends on QB play||
If we get good production out of our QB this year, whichever one we go with, and he stays healthy, we have a pretty high ceiling, probably 11-1. If we can't get consistent QB play, I think the floor is about 6-6 or 7-5 with that schedule, as our D should be solid enough to get us to bowl eligibility. But I think 9-3 is the most realistic outcome.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Bears fans||
On my Facebook & Twitter feeds are going nuts about this news hoping they can get him. I wonder if the Bills are regretting signing Rex Ryan now.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Wow||
The athletic department's office of redundancy office within the athletic department has redudantly struck again, releasing this news today.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Congrats!||
Mazel Tov! Congrats!
|19 weeks 4 days ago||There was a topic on this||
about a year ago, so this should help you.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Voltron||
got the banhammer a while back I believe, just like his previous incarnations of darth wolverine, i am borg, and spock.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Apparently||
mgoblog has turned into Facebook, with people sharing articles from The Onion as if they were factual.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||My $.02||
Keep: #1 Jersey for the worthy, but only for a player that won't quit or dog it on a play. Also keep one night game a season.
Reassign: Fred Jackson to some sort of non-coaching position and bring in Wheatley or Hart
Lose: Legends jerseys, uniformz, losing to MSU & OSU, & OL coach Funk. But most importantly: LOSE THE DINOSAUR PUNT FORMATION! This has burned us way too many times.
|21 weeks 17 hours ago||?||
Did something in here get deleted by the mods? Because it looks like you're calling me a douche & I don't understand why.
|21 weeks 17 hours ago||Exactly||
My sentence structure late at night may not be the best, but that was what I meant. RR would've left WVU in 2010 to replace Urban. Muschamp would be somewhere else. It's amazing how much of the college coaching landscape would be different had RR not lost to Pitt that day.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||I disagree||
If RichRod beats Pitt he's not still at WV, he'd be the head coach at Florida after Urban & Muschamp never gets hired there.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||A few things||
Got matching maize & blue hoodies for my son and I from my inlaws. (From the Gap so they don't say Michigan but at least the colors are right.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||WSJ article takes the reposting lead||
Over the Nuss to FL post, for which post has been reposted the most times today. It's now 3-2 reposts by my count.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||In the OP's defense||
the link yesterday was from a different source relating the story, the link was from the Daily.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||2x today||
Thats 2x today for this one after posting yesterday, and 2x today for the WSJ imposter article after posting yesterday. I wonder which will finish the day with more duplicate posts?
|21 weeks 3 days ago||As long as||
the new coach can win on the road, something Hoke didn't excel at, we should be OK at Utah next year. I'm always wary of mountain air games though. I think this one is our toughest road game on the schedule in 2015.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||Already posted||
yesterday, it's on page 2 of the board history. Also already posted, and deleted, this morning, as redundant. This is why you search before posting new threads.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||I think||
you posted this in the wrong thread. I assume this was meant for the "biggest losers in America" thread?
Assuming that's the case - yes I agree with you on a) and b). He's a nobody that we should mock and ignore.
EDIT: this was in response to Ypsituckyboy's comment a few above, but it looks like GoWings08 beat me to responding.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||You'll be pretty busy then||
at the rate they've been going up, there will be at least 45 duplicate threads in the next day or so.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||lol||
The guy is a jackass. He thinks the Jets are still in play for Harbaugh and that was debunked yesterday.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||2nd post this morning||
that was posted yesterday already. Yay more free mgopoints.
in before delete.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||In b4 delete||
Free posting mgo points. Makes up for getting a flat tire on the way to work today almost.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Transcripts?||
Anyone have a link to these comments?
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Cubs fan here too||
but yeah those odds are about 0.0000000000000000000001%
Next year though we are looking like we might actually contend for a change!
|21 weeks 4 days ago||The Cubs||
The Cubs have better odds of winning 10 straight World Series than Harbaugh staying on with the 49ers organization.
|22 weeks 12 hours ago||Me too||
I think it's a function of the mobile version's ads
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Bo||
Would say you need to work on your spelling.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||So much||
Repetitive posting these past few days.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Great work Brian!||
You're the best Brian! Thanks as always for your informative updates!
In all seriousness - glad you're back and getting healthier Ace.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||dafuq?||
what the heck did I just read?
Coaches' families should be off limits, period.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||beaten by 10 minutes||
too slow Mad Hatter sorry!
|22 weeks 4 days ago||They might||
Many in Chicago want the GM's head along with the coaches head so it's possible they could offer that control to him.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||He did play there||
During his career so he already knows if he'd like it in the city. As a Chicagoan I'd love to see him as coach but not at UM's expense. If he was the Bears' coach I'd be sad while happy at the same time.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Prior to today||
I had never heard the name of Hunter Lochmann, but I will never forget the name of Denard Robinson. The only other time I ever hear the name Hunter Lochmann better be in the context of "Hunter Lochmann was fired by the University of Michigan today." This pompous assclown needs to go.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Happy Friday everyone!||
Hopefully we can swipe a win from AZ this weekend like this slick seal did!
|23 weeks 2 days ago||For crying out loud||
It's still on the front page 6 topics down from this one.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Already posted||
This was already posted and taken down by the mods previously after some comments turned nasty. Even if she wasn't telling the truth, the fact that there were plenty of other women in the original RS article sharing similar experiences at UVA parties doesn't absolve anyone. Sexual assault on college campuses is unfortunately a problem, and it's not just at UVA.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Not true||
If Brandon took 2 days of meetings to come to a decision about firing, he'd probably do a whole week's worth for a reprieve.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||thinkgeek.com||
If you're into nerdy stuff and/or video game stuff, thinkgeek.com has some good gift ideas and today for cyber monday they're doing free shipping. I'm hoping for some of their polos that I can wear to work or on the golf course. They have ones with logos from zelda, portal, star wars, and more.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||not a diary||
did you mean to file this under board posts instead?
EDIT: if the mods move this from diaries to the board section they can delete this comment too if they so desire.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||I'll kill my liver||
because there's no way I'll be able to sit through another season of Hoke coached games without getting completely and utterly plastered for every single game.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||+1 for this||
|26 weeks 2 days ago||too bad||
Voltron is Handsome got banhammered earlier today, I'm sure we'd all love to hear him weigh in on this post.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Upvoted for||
the Blue's Clues reference alone. Artest was a douche then and he's an even bigger egotistical douche now.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||No||
That coffin was nailed shut much earlier this season. In fact, there have been so many nails this season that there is no longer any more room for new nails in the coffin.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Well...||
considering that the OP here took the time to actually write a summary and some discussion points, as opposed to just linking to the link with no commentary whatsoever, maybe it took him long enough that in the time that he did that the other post went up? Kudos to the OP for actually writing a solid topic for the board, but yeah, you're unfortunately about 15 min too late.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Freedom of speech||
Here's a friendly reminder of how it works, courtesy of XKCD:
|28 weeks 3 days ago||2 items: Spambot & post to remove||
Came across this spambot account in the tickets for sale sticky thread. Looks like she only posted the once, but the account was never deleted, thought you might want to kill it;
Also this thread titled: Mods; Delete please* can probably come down as the OP requested.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||I shall have to check it out||
I'm not big on fishing, but I enjoyed Warren Miller's ski movies, so based on that I'll give it a shot. Thanks for the recommendation!
|29 weeks 2 days ago||A few of mine||
I watch a lot of movies for my blog (over 1800 and counting seen), so here's some of my favorites that I feel are underrated, underappreciated, or unknown here in the states (some of these are foreign films). I strongly encourage you all to go see:
Foreign films: The Brotherhood of the Wolf - amazing French martial arts flick; Infernal Affairs - the film The Departed was a remake of this one; The Killer - Chow Yun-Fat & John Woo at their best; Hard Boiled - Chow Yun-Fat & John Woo at their 2nd best
Films in English: Inside Man - a great heist movie; Children of Men - bleak but awesome sci-fi; Warrior - great MMA film; L.A. Confidential - best modern noir movie; Eastern Promises - incredible mob movie; Lord of War - a bleak look at arms dealing; High Fidelity - one of the few romantic comedies I can tolerate
Kids movies that adults will actually love: Wreck-it Ralph; The Lego Movie
|29 weeks 4 days ago||This better mean DB is gone within a week||
Seriously, Pres Schliss can't delay the firing any longer now that this is out there, right?
Also, a LOT of users on here owe Wolverine Devotee a massive apology.
Brian & Ace - thanks for all the great work in tracking this down and posting this! Let this be the final nail in DB's coffin.
|30 weeks 11 hours ago||who's available midseason||
that would possibly be an upgrade? We have to promote Nuss or Matts to interim, because any possible upgrade coach out there is busy coaching the team he's currently coaching, and wouldn't move midseason. Your argument makes no sense.
|30 weeks 12 hours ago||I'm working right now||
streaming the game audio from WTKA on my phone while I get some work done. Unfortunately can't drink at the moment, but when I get home in a few hours, oh yeah I'm gonna get bombed.
|30 weeks 13 hours ago||So much activity||
here in this thread. Wow. I can barely keep up with reading all these comments!
|30 weeks 15 hours ago||Embed for the board||
Apparently this is the year for flying dumb things over Spartan Stadium.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||I wish||
that I had it. Unfortunately, this gif on memebase was all that I could find of it.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||Go Blue!||
Beat Staee! Please, somehow, anyhow.
In the meantime, someone trained this dog well to attack bikini strings
|30 weeks 2 days ago||If one is Peppers||
I am going to be majorly upset. It really better not be him.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||Was that the original point of the post?||
Or was that just from the comments?
Anyways - my advice to WD - switching majors and careers is a good thing to do early in your college career. Don't be like me and figure out what you want to do after college, when you have to go back to school to get another degree all over again, because that's really effing expensive. Talk to your counselor, take some tests that can help you figure out what you want to do, and good luck!
|30 weeks 3 days ago||Dafuq?||
What the heck is going on? I'm so confused.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||Unverified Voracity||
This was posted in Brian's main page post FYI. I'll be sad to see Funchess go, but he needs to do what's best for him, and risking getting hurt is not that.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Didn't mean for it to be a cheap shot||
but now that I've calmed down a bit (I was really angry upon reading the article earlier today) I realize that it kind of came across that way. That was not my intent. if I offended you or anyone else here on the board, I do apologize for that. I don't particularly follow BYU football so I was not aware of the # of Pacific Islanders on their team, but that shouldn't surprise me considering BYU has a campus on the island of Oahu. I was thinking more in terms of the Mormon church's history of being a rather Caucasian faith, and the school producing QBs like Steve Young & Jim McMahon.
EDIT: Upvoted you for your honesty in explaining why you downvoted me.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Racist fans suck||
Any person that claims to be a Michigan fan but uses the N-word in direct messages to players should do the following:
1) delete your MGoUser account if you're on here - we don't want you here
2) stop being a Michigan fan - you are a disgrace to the University you claim to support and we don't want you representing the rest of us on the fan base
3) don't use the N-word on social media towards any current or former players of UM. It is possible recruits may see your idiocy and decide to not come here. Recruiting is struggling enough thanks to the on the field performance, you don't need to make it any harder.
4) go root for BYU - you will likely not have to root for a non-white player very often, this should make you happy
5) seriously evaluate your life choices & what turned you into such a bitter, hate filled person.
DG, and Denard before him, gave everything for this school. I am proud to call them fellow alumni of this University, and I am glad to have rooted for them in their time here. They have been great representatives of everything Michigan should stand for.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||If UM doesn't fire DB||
Can we get this girl into the same room as the regents and Pres S. if they don't throw DB out on his butt soon?
In the meantime, have a great bye weekend and wife day everyone!
|31 weeks 1 day ago||It was Baloo||
he said he was going to do it in a comment near the top of the thread, out of protest over how early the posbang went up in the middle of the night.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Doesn't Bando||
have about triple the mgopoints you do?
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Happy Friday!||
Have a great weekend everyone! May your weekend go better than this cat's did.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Happy Friday!||
Have a great weekend everyone! May your weekend go better than this cat's did.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Happy Friday!||
Have a great weekend everyone! May your weekend go better than this cat's did.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||*you're an idiot||
*you're a *douche
If you're going to insult the guy, at least make sure you spell things correctly in the process.
Hats off to the OP, this cracked me up.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||Hope I'm not too late!||
Happy Friday everyone! Let's hope our weekend is better than the last one! Here's a cute otter, lets hope this is what Henri the Otter of Ennui is more like after this weekend!
|33 weeks 3 days ago||My contributions||
How did no one see
Shane get painfully leveled?
So much rage this week
directed at Dave Brandon
such a pompous douche.
Hoke's time at an end
sooner or later he's gone
Harbaugh please save us.
Who are we kidding?
No way we will get Harbaugh
he hates Brandon too.
This is depressing
worrying for the future
when will we not suck?
Only forty days
until basketball season
hoops will restore hope.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||This can use a bump again||
Can the mods fix the timestamp on this to put it back at the top? It's near the bottom of the front page again.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||1708||
I am signer 1708. I can't believe I still remember my umich password a decade later. Anything like this that helps is a great thing. Thanks for sharing!
|33 weeks 5 days ago||FYI its HIPAA not HIPPA||
I work in benefits, sorry, so it's always on my mind. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||Mods must be busy||
since this hasn't been caved yet. I'm sure it won't take long...
|33 weeks 5 days ago||lox and bagels||
I'll definitely be fast-breaking and most likely not watching the game this weekend. Hope your fast goes well too, and any other members of the tribe as well!
|33 weeks 5 days ago||Well done||
Once we hire a new coach, someone needs to put this in the mail to him.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||Here you go||
|33 weeks 5 days ago||Well if that's the case||
then yeah, I agree with you, that it was stupid as hell by the university. We couldn't see the police presence on the tv, just the Minnesota fans heading down to field-side, and my friend watching the game with me was speculating whether or not Minny was going to try and rush the field.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||Unlike Hoke||
I am willing to admit when I make a poor judgment call and take reckless actions.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||This is how I spent yesterday||
The 2 Mike's Hard Lemonades were after I had run out of the good beer, swiped those from my wife's booze inventory. Had gotten a choose your own six pack from the store before the game, thinking that'd be enough, and thinking that I'd get to enjoy some new beers. Yeah, bad mistake thinking that 6 would be enough. 8 was barely enough, but I'm a lightweight now that I'm a decade out of college.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||The rushing the field thing||
Maybe it was not apparent from your vantage point in the stadium, but they showed it clearly on the TV: as the clock was winding down, the Michigan fans were heading up the stairs & out of the stadium, while the Minnesota fans were heading down towards the field. It looked like they were considering rushing our field to celebrate that they took the jug back. I'm pretty sure that was what the police presence was for, was to deter Minnesota fans from jumping down onto our field.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||Happy Friday||
Have a great weekend everyone! Go Blue! Beat the Gophers!
|34 weeks 3 days ago||28-13||
Michigan 28 - Minny 13
|34 weeks 3 days ago||Depressing Haikus sorry||
Start Shane or Devin?
It really doesn't matter
Our O-line can't block.
Our offense is bad
Special teams are even worse
At least D is good.
So much fan anger
Directed at Dave Brandon
Such a giant douche.
|34 weeks 4 days ago||originally downvoted||
strictly based on title alone. Then I read the whole post, including the tags at the bottom, and realized you were thankfully kidding. For a brief moment there I thought one of the blog's best commenters had lost their mind.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||What I learned yesterday||
I learned that Jo Koy is significantly funnier in person than on TV. Saw him live. & laughed my butt off, just the thing I needed after yesterday's game.
|35 weeks 1 day ago||Actually, no||
Many (if not all) temples do Sunday School, not Saturday School, because of the restrictions on working on the Sabbath. No one can teach the kids, because that'd be work, and you can't work on the Sabbath. My temple growing up did Sunday School, plus Hebrew School on Thursday nights.
|36 weeks 13 hours ago||I'm so glad||
I'm working some overtime at the office today, it keeps me from having to watch this shitty game. I'm just so tired of us not being good.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||Beating kids is not OK||
It's one thing to spank your child, it's another to use a weapon to do so. Had another person done this to AP's kid, that person would've been arrested for assault. If this is what your kid looks like after you "discipline" him, then you're doing it wrong.
That's AP's kid's leg. Note the multiple red marks all over the legs. This is not spanking, this is whipping. AP should join Ray Rice on the indefinitely suspended list.
And to people who say "well, in my parent's/grandparent's day, this was ok" I say you know what else was ok back then? Jim Crow laws. Times change, society evolves.
This is child abuse, pure and simple. If anyone taking care of my son ever left marks on him like that, they better hope the cops get to them first before I do.
|36 weeks 2 days ago||Condolences||
to all those who lost family or friends on that dark day.
|36 weeks 2 days ago||I'll ask the mods||
I sent a tweet to the mods for them to weigh in. If this is too OT, they can bring it down & I'm fine with that, chalk it up to a lesson learned. I thought it was fine because:
a) we've been discussing Ray Rice and Roger Goodell in multiple threads, and all Rice did was punch his girlfriend, not kill her
b) because it beats another coaching changes/start Shane over DG/fire everyone thread that have been prevalent here lately.
c) its still about sports
Again, if the mods feel differently, they can delete the post and I'll be fine with it.
|36 weeks 2 days ago||I just updated||
the original post to let you and everyone else know that at the bottom of the linked BBC article, there's a handy chart about what lesser charges he could still be convicted of. I hadn't scrolled down far enough myself when I posted the original topic post.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||Austin||
I've always wanted to get down to Austin, I've heard it's an awesome college town. Of course, by the time this game rolls around (if it's in the 2020s) I'll be in my 40s, but still, going to Austin is on my bucket list. Hope they can pull this off, and hopefully both teams will be good again by then.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||Redundant MNF post||
OT: Giants vs. Lions game thread is being ignored in favor of MNF: NYG vs MEGATRON and can be deleted.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||NFL punishment is a joke||
Lackey: Commissioner Goodell! Wes Welker was caught popping Molly!
Goodell: Suspend him for 2 games.
Lackey: Sir, Molly is a drug, not a woman.
Goodell: Better make it a four game suspension then.
Seriously, Rice should be done for the year, if not career. NFL enforcement is as bad or worse than the NCAA's.
|37 weeks 1 day ago||Congrats!||
Congrats and have fun on the ride! Parenthood is crazy in the early months. As was earlier mentioned, watch out for sleep deprived fights, those can be nasty. Do as much as you can to help your wife as often as possible, be it with feedings, changing the diapers, etc, because she'll come to resent you quickly if you don't help at all.
My son who is almost 3 now isn't as in to Michigan as I would like him to be, but with the season going now, we'll see if I can get him to pay more attention to football. He's too busy playing with his cars. He did learn to say "Go Blue" "Michigan" and "Wolverines" as some of his first words though. I'll have to stock up at M-Den for some more shirts for him the next time I'm in Ann Arbor, I'm a Chicagoland native like you and it's hard to find stuff for him here to wear. He's got 1 UM shirt in his size, compared to many many comic book hero shirts.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||so hungry||
lunch time can not get here fast enough. That looks super delicious. I'm so glad that this is a new feature here, I can't wait to see and try the other recipes too!
|38 weeks 1 day ago||That vine||
I just showed that thunderback vine to a bunch of my coworkers. Damn that was awesome. We should use him as a RB in goal line situations.
|39 weeks 5 hours ago||Thanks for that||
I was on the app & not sure how to embed a photo in the mobile app, so thanks for getting that in the thread!
|1 year 1 week ago||I didnt even notice||
that until you pointed it out. I took that pic because my son was entranced by Star Wars more than anything else, usually he ignores what we have on the wall. I didn't even realize the funny positioning of the droids until today. Nice catch!
|1 year 1 week ago||I've got a projector||
I'm on my 2nd projector now for TV watching, it's a Sony 720p HD projector with an HDMI input, so I can watch hi-def sports or movies (we bought an HDMI splitter jack so we have 3 HDMI inputs instead of 1), and we watch it on a blank white wall. The projector was about $900 when we bought it, but that was also about 5 years ago. I think comparable ones sell for around $600-700 now. It's absolutely amazing if it is dark out. If it is daytime though, the picture can be a bit washed out, or hard to see if the imagery on the screen is dark. If you are going to go the projector route, I strongly encourage you to get the darkest possible shades for your windows that you can, to block out as much outside light as possible. Here is what the image looks like in the daytime, and we just have vertical blinds on the windows, so not dark curtains. The porch window is directly to the right of the screen, which is why the image is more washed out on that side.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Agreed||
The NCAA and Mark Emmert are just all kinds of incompetent and stupid, even when an organization like Yahoo does all of the research for them like on the Miami scandal, and then they still drop the ball.
The more I think of the injustice of this year long ban, the more pissed I get.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||F*ck the NCAA||
Seriously, a 1 year suspension for pot, for a kid that had passed 8 previous drug tests? Thanks NCAA and your joke of a regulation system for forcing Mitch into leaving for the NBA. The NCAA is the most broken, bullshit, ridiculous system.
I wonder if he has cause to sue the NCAA for lost wages from the NBA since he wouldn't be able to stick around another year and improve his draft stock?
As to Mitch, I loved watching you play for us and you had such great passion and enthusiasm. You will be missed by all Michigan fans and I know I'm not alone in wishing you the best of luck in the future!
|1 year 5 weeks ago||This has been covered||
What was as he supposed to say, "Gibbons won't play this week because he has been expelled from school due to his involvement in a sexual assault case"?
You are wrong. This has been covered previously, on the main page, and on the boards, including input from lawyers who are mgoreaders. No, Hoke couldn't say that, not without opening himself up to a lawsuit from the Gibbons family, for discussing the academic standing of a student publicly without that student's permission. Hoke's options were as follows, without exposing himself to a lawsuit:
a) "it's a familty matter"
b) "violation of team rules"
c) no comment
Both a and b were both half-truths, and he could've gone with either. He probably would've been better off with going with b, so it looked at least like Gibbons was being punished for something, in terms of appearance's sake. But, saying violation of team rules would've gotten the press searching for what that violation was, leading to a distraction right before a bowl game. Saying "family matter" nipped questions in the bud and allowed the team to focus on the game they were about to play. going with c would've also resulted in a press storm and distraction.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Go to the AV Club||
The AV club from the Onion folks, www.avclub.com does two distinct recaps for GoT. One for those that have read the books and one for those who haven't. Book spoilers are heavily ban-hammered in the non-books thread. Here's the link for the non-book readers thread for last night's episode
If you're looking for discussing the show with absolutely no spoilerage from the books, that's a great place to do it.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Draftstreet||
trolled the UM fanbase yesterday in a tweet related to this round of their contest.
Too soon man, too soon.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Because of your avatar -||
You should do this to your quad. Also, do you do r/c planes as well? There's kits you can buy (or just build your own) of flying snoopy's doghouses. Flyingthingz.com has the kit for $150.
But in the meantime, great photos, these are awesome and definitely keep doing more! Thanks for posting them!
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Apocalypse||
Apparently you didn't know the title of the X-Men movie slated for 2016:
They are doing that character very soon. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3385516/?ref_=nv_sr_1
|1 year 13 weeks ago||The Americans||
Returns in a week on FX. I'm surprised no one has mentioned that yet that I saw. 1st season was pretty good, so I'm looking forward to season 2. Also definitely can't wait for Orphan Black & GoT to return in April.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Iowa's remaining schedule||
BiSB - great work as always, especially the missed J's for the OSU section. However, one error, on the Iowa's remaining schedule section, you mentioned Indiana twice, but forgot @Sparty 3/6/14. I'd want Iowa to win that one, just to help keep Sparty back behind us.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Whoops||
my first ever multipost, don't know how that happened. Weird.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Celebrate!||
Suck it Thad Matta!
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Celebrate!||
Suck it Thad Matta!
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Celebrate!||
Suck it Thad Matta!
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Celebrate!||
Suck it Thad Matta!
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Hell of a win||
Happy birthday to Coach B, what a way to celebrate, with a beatdown. 41 point lead before we emptied the bench, against a team that beat OSU. Gives me a lot of optimism for the rest of the season.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||its back||
one hour later after your prior removal. http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/jennings-creates-fake-qb-controversey
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Happy Super Bowl Weekend||
I hope the Seahawks win, just because I don't like Peyton Manning very much and I have some Broncos fans friends that are just bandwaggon hoppers so I'd love to be able to taunt them with a loss. Happy weekend everyone, stay safe out there and get a designated driver!
Here's my gif contribution, don't know if you guys have seen this yet but someone tried (and failed) to videobomb a weather reporter, and the reporter handled it like a champ!
|1 year 16 weeks ago||You must've missed this epic||
On Saturday night when the site was having connectivity issues due to the win over Sparty, mgouser Hoek had a post with over 250! instances of repeat in this thread here, and then his followup post also repeated dozens of times, resulting in him being responsible for 287 of the 351 posts in the thread:
It truly is a thing of beauty.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Very helpful||
thanks for compiling this. The only question I have now is when was her case reopened by the OSCR? Having that answered would help to settle questions about how long this process took for the case. Hopefully that will come out soon.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||my favorite picture||
from the series of tweets by the stuck coach has to be this one
Come on people, those roads are fine! Not worthy of a 19 hour traffic jam. Yeesh.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||related myth||
Myth: The author of the article the OP references (he who shall not be named) is a journalist of upstanding integrity, fairness, and has no bias whatsoever, and deserves to be employed by a major urban newspaper.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Orphan Black||
I'm not sure if it's available on netflix streaming but Orphan Black is amazing. 1st season was 10 episodes so very easy to binge-watch it. If not on netflix I'm sure you can find a torrent of it. Season 2 starts on BBC America in April. I can't recommend that show enough.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Muppets?||
This calls for muppets on top of the posbang! I'd put some in here but I'm on mobile. Go Blue Beat State!!!!!
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Eat it Ryan!||
W00T!! Huge road win, so proud of them to hang on and put it away. Suck it Bo Ryan!
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Happy Friday||
It's finally in the 30s here in Chicago today, so things are turning into a regular heat wave! Hopefully it will warm up even more so I can de-ice my driveway finally. Have a great weekend everyone!
Also, here's my gif contribution - has anyone seen these in person? They're giant balls of ice in Lake Michigan.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Woo! Posbang||
Love the Nuss hire. 2014 is already shaping up to be a much better year than the last few months of 2013 were!
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Best of luck to Al||
While I might not have liked some (many) of his playcalls, he's still a human being that just lost his job. Best of luck to him and his family going forward, I hope he finds a school where he's a better fit.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Great news||
We are 9 days in to 2014 & the past 24 hours has brought more good news than any time in 2013 after March. So glad to hear Austin is progressing well in his recovery.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||2013 Northwestern||
I have been to colder games but the 2013 @ NW game was the most miserable both in terms of the awful product on the field, and the cold rain all game long combined for just a wearying, miserable afternoon. I'm just glad we got out of there with a W, because suffering through that for a loss would've been way worse.
Also, 2010 vs Penn State was pretty miserable too, it was cold and rainy but not as cold as 2013 NW.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Happy Friday!||
My weekend plans consist of doing absolutely nothing. Work has been grueling the past few weeks, so I am going to use this weekend to just chill on the couch and get caught up on the few remaining shows I have backlogged on my DVR. Have a good weekend everyone!
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Wow||
As a Bears fan, I am disappointed in this deal. I'd much rather they have spent the money shoring up the defense, as that was the main problem this past year. What a waste of money.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||ESPN Fail||
I wasn't actually watching the game, but I just went to check the score on my phone. Saw this lovely mathematically impossible headline from the worldwide leader on the mobile site. Can someone explain how you score on all six of your five possesions?
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Happy New Year||
May everyone's 2014 be far better than their 2013, especially the football team. Have a safe and happy New Years everyone! If you are going out, be safe, and get a designated driver!
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Not at all what I expected||
I was all set to go and use some mgopoints to downvote you hard every time you commented, but unlike the 2 people that downvoted the post itself, I actually read the whole thing before taking any actions. I'm glad I did. This was well written and insightful and it makes me want to do the same thing now. Thanks for posting this!
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Well this blows||
I wish Mitch a speedy and full recovery, I hope he comes back stronger from this. I also hope that this is a silver lining that causes him to return for his junior year to lead us to the promised land that season.
I really hope that this is the last dong-punch we get for 2013. <realizes we still have games on the calendar for this month, prays nothing bad happens>
|1 year 21 weeks ago||& for the record||
I only speed like a lunatic on highways. On surface streets I keep it to < 5 over the limit 95% of the time. I also always use my turn signal, keep 2 hands on the wheel, don't tailgate, and don't cut people off or weave in packed traffic. I just like to get where I am going as fast as possible so if the road is open I will take it as fast as I can. I've done 120 on open highway before on empty roads. I made the drive from my childhood home in Deerfield IL to my student apartment in Ann Arbor, a distance of 267 miles, in 2 hours and 50 minutes of driving time once. It was from 2-5 in the morning and the road was completely empty.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||leadfooted IL driver here||
Coincidentally, my last ticket was for the same speed as Clowney's ticket. I was pulled over for doing 86 in a 55 zone on the highway, on empty roads in dry conditions. In IL, 30+ over the limit means the cop has to arrest you for reckless driving, can't just give you a ticket. However, if you ask him nicely and are polite to him through the pullover process, he may be willing to drop your speed down on the citation and give you the ticket for 84 in a 55 zone, so it's a big ticket at 29 over, but not an arrest. This is what happened with me.
Considering Clowney's ticket was for 84 in a 55 zone, I wonder if there is a similar law on the books about an arrest for 30 over the limit in the place he was pulled over, and the cop was doing him a favor by putting him at that speed on the citation. It wouldn't surprise me.
I have a severe leadfoot, but have gotten better with age and now that I'm a dad. In my 16 years of driving motor vehicles, I've been pulled over about 30-odd times, but only received maybe a dozen tickets. I have a pretty decent success rate at talking my way out of them, or in the case of the two times I talked it down to 29 over (the other time I was doing 88 in a 55), talking myself out of getting arrested.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||This year cannot end soon enough||
On top of the disappointing sports moments this year, my December has sucked majorly. I got the flu on my birthday, so I spent it puking my guts out for non-alcohol related reasons. Then on Christmas eve I came down with strep throat that I couldn't get in to the Dr for until yesterday, so I've just begun antibiotics and still feel like crap. I'm now majorly behind on work and am going to have to come in on Saturday. I just hope 2014 is better for all of us. Hopefully Shane can pull off a miracle tomorrow night. Happy New Year everyone!
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Those are the only ones that matter||
the negative 90 or so he's at now has no impact on his point total. the two comments he's put into this post however, negging those does ding his mgopoints.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Lucky for the OP||
that up or downvoting on a topic itself doesn't cause the mgopoints of the poster to change, otherwise his mgopoints total would be falling in a hurry on this one.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Not cool man||
seriously, you nearly gave me a heart attack there.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||that was what I meant||
I figured the NW game's ending was obviously what I meant there.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Yeah there's something wrong with that list||
In 10 years no one is going to give 2 shits about RGIII's benching or that GB beat Dallas, but we will always have Trey's shot and it will never be forgotten by UM fans.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||After BYU||
it was all over the media how he was on the hot seat. If they were truly shocked, then that is one hell of a sealed bubble those boys live in. Unless they were shocked in the sense that they were shocked he had told them all week before resigning that he wasn't stepping down, then he did, thus having lied to them which they may consider shocking.
Also, wasn't there a post about Lovie Smith interviewing for UT a minute ago? what happened? it disappeared before I could open it, I was too busy upvoting in the posbang thread.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Agreed||
Friday posbangs are how I accumulate points to use on downvoting trolls too. I'm so glad the voting system is back!
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Happy Holidays!||
Happy Hanukkah to those that already celebrated it, Merry Christmas to those celebrating it next week, Happy New Year for the week after, Happy Kwanzaa whenever that is celebrated to those who celebrate that, Happy Festivus to the rest of us!
And Happy Birthday to all the December birthdays out there including myself, and my mgoavatar who turned 2 yesterday. His party is tomorrow so that should be fun. My wife set it up with a Bubble Guppies theme, his favorite TV show. At least it's not Barney or Elmo.
Enjoy your weekend everyone!
|1 year 22 weeks ago||I don't have a lot but||
I do have some stuff in my mancave. The prizes of my collection (all Chicago sports teams, sadly no good UM stuff yet aside from my diploma)
An Ernie Banks autograph on a scorecard, a Jeremy Roenick autographed picture, a Jim Harbaugh autographed Bears sweatshirt (from his playing days for the Bears), a John Paxson autographed Bulls pennant, and an autographed photo of Mike Singletary. All are autographs that I got in person from the player in question, as opposed to bought.
The Paxson autograph has a bit of a cool story bro backstory to it. If you remember the OJ Simpson murder case, he had flown to Chicago the night of the murders. It was to play in a charity golf tournament at my dad's country club. I was there with my dad, who was president of the golf board, and would've had OJ as his playing partner. Instead, OJ flew back home upon learning of the news (not that he didnt already know) of his exwife's death, so instead my dad was partnered with Paxson and I got his autograph instead.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Can we use any of the OL?||
With us losing both of our OTs and still having some depth issues, could we use any of the OL that are transferring?
|1 year 23 weeks ago||I'll be seeing it on Christmas||
unfortunately I don't have time to see it before then, but I am looking forward to seeing this one. I've loved the LOTR series and have enjoyed what they've done with The Hobbit so far. I'm glad to hear that you liked it OP.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||He got booted||
It gives you an "access denied" when you try to pull up his posting history
I was looking forward to watching him get downvoted like crazy.
In the meantime, it amuses me that your username is straight out of GoT and the first reply to your comment was by a Jon Snow. +1 to both of you for your usernames.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||F*ck Cancer||
I lost 3 of my grandparents to it, and my mom had it but beat it, as well. Basically that's the only risk factor in my family, so I know that's what's gonna kill me too some day. But f*ck cancer! I hope the doctors cure it before it gets me.
To Cali Wolverine - I hope the new drug continues to work well on your wife and that she makes a full recovery. That would be a great thing. Keep sharing the news on this, f*ck people that complained about you in the past when you'd talk about this on here.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Happy Birthday!||
To yourself OP, and to all the other December birthdays out there too! (Mine's Monday, I still can't believe I'll be 32).
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Upvote all the posbangs!||
I'll always upvote anything with Upton in it. Happy 4th Posbang today!