|4 hours 6 min ago||Evidently||
You're completely ignorant about what goes on inside a diocese and among the laity. That's unfortunate.
|8 hours 27 min ago||Hilarious||
I think "WHAT THE FUCK MEYER" is a banner-worthy quote.
Just one question: Where/who is "MICHIGNA?"
|8 hours 54 min ago||Watching BTN Football in 60 right now||
The 3rd quarter wasn't great for Michigan. Many missed opportunities. I'm not sure what it was, but we definitely weren't hitting on all cylinders.
There are a few things to clean up before next week. We allowed way too many TFLs; gave up a TO; had some dropped passes; the Pepcat formation wasn't terribly effective; and even the jet sweep was sniffed out pretty well.
I'm interested in seeing how the offensive UFR grades out. I think it will reveal a number of opportunities for improvement.
|9 hours 36 min ago||I think you misunderstand||
MSU would have to be playing above their heads; and Michigan would have to be making a number of errors for that to happen. It's not impossible; unlikely, but not impossible. That's why I wouldn't be surprised if we were down by, say, 10 points early.
|9 hours 39 min ago||Dantonio will have them ready||
He has tried to "have them ready" for five weeks - each more desperate than the last. If they haven't figured out a winning formula yet, it's hard to imagine that they will this time.
I don't expect an epic beat down by the Wolverines; but it's going to be a fairly easy win.
|9 hours 51 min ago||This is really the big difference for me||
MSU will come out and play with a lot of emotion early. It wouldn't surprise me if they took a 7-10 point lead in the first half.
But, their strength and conditioning, not to mention poise, has been appalling late in games. They can't finish games.
|9 hours 56 min ago||The sky is the limit for him||
Or, you know, the bedroom.
|10 hours 4 sec ago||Absolutely||
Sparty's slide this year makes no sense if we accept as holy writ that Mark Dantonio is an exceptional coach. He is no doubt a GOOD coach; but MSU's slide makes perfect sense in light of a few key facts:
- As Michigan's football fortunes go, so go MSU's, but in the opposite trajectory
MSU will be a tough opponent in most years, so long as Dantonio is in charge. But, they are unlikely to remain a juggernaut with Michigan's ascendancy.
|10 hours 13 min ago||This||
The Catholic Church, most of it's leaders and followers, anyway, were very introspective after the scandal broke. Was there some damage control in play? Sure, but there was a great deal of sincerity in the heartbreak for the actual victims: those who suffered the abuse. Followers of the Catholic Church demanded answers of its leadership, and changes to be made to prevent the likelihood of future crimes; and, for the most part, we got them. Nothing is ever perfect; but there has nevertheless been progress in the right direction.
Penn State's fan base seems to harbor more regret for the scandal coming to light than for the crimes. Most STILL can't imagine that JoePa knew anything at all about what was going on right under his nose. And, unless and until the school and its fans come to terms with that, my sentiment will be the same as it's been since the news about JoePa broke:
Fuck Joe Paterno and Fuck Penn State.
|11 hours 29 min ago||Meh||
He is a coach justifiably proud of his team. Most coaches would have said the same.
Also, Fuck Penn State.
|12 hours 43 min ago||Exactly||
That isn't a veteran team last last year's squad. Emotions play a huge factor.
|13 hours 8 min ago||I'd love to have a beer with that guy||
I felt exactly the same way after last year's MSU game.
|13 hours 30 min ago||Wasn't on that unit.||
That was on the coaches... it was OSU's blocked punt moment.
|22 hours 6 min ago||Yeah||
Let that sink in a while.
|1 day 1 hour ago||Well, if we're being honest||
There would be a thread here. And then four days later, someone else would start a new thread with "Hey, you guys! Dantonio shaved his head and wore a clown suit!"
The subsequent snark beat down would be epic.
|1 day 2 hours ago||Harbaugh is smarter than Dantonio||
He'd design a play to bait Bullough into a PF
|1 day 2 hours ago||Bullough is done||
|1 day 2 hours ago||Not really giving up||
Just driving into a high wind. I can't believe they went for the home run though. That was stupid.
|2 days 13 hours ago||It wasn't about the possibility of other women for me||
It was about the fact that I'd already sired two children and I did not want three.
|2 days 14 hours ago||In Calgary today||
Headed home after a short meeting, but won't be rolling in until very late this evening. Still, I'll be interested in banging this or that by the time I get home.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Not as bad as it sounds||
You're sore for a day, and it's probably unwise to engage in a rigorous game of dong punching. But the surgical techniques are actually only minimally invasive.
And, in a few months, your spouse/significant other gets to help you "prove," via a specimen collection, that there are no viable sperm left. That sounds like fun, doesn't it?
I know Hatter would probably enjoy that part, too.
|3 days 1 hour ago||I hope we beat them so bad||
That they go all U-Chicago and give up intercollegiate sports for the next hundred years.
|3 days 4 hours ago||I have no answers for you||
But if you find yourself somehow enlightened, feel free to try making sense of the NCAA.
|3 days 5 hours ago||This could be an interesting matchup for our OL||
Speight could find himself in hurry-up mode in drop-backs if JBB can't at least hold his own. On the other hand, a number of runs up the middle with the FB could spell doom for Illinois, because Michigan has shown an amazing ability to hit the point of attack before the DL can react.
Jet sweeps, bubble screens, and wide-open TEs also seem like they could be the order of the day.
|3 days 8 hours ago||You clearly forgot the||
At the end.
|3 days 10 hours ago||Did a lovable, stray golden lab lead them home?||
And his mere presence bring together an estranged farmer, his wife, and their children, before saving them all in a house fire in which the dog lost its life?
|3 days 11 hours ago||Tip your waitress||
Try the prime rib.
|3 days 13 hours ago||My only issue with these fancystats||
Is that LOLRutgers skews the results so much. Yeah, the Buckeyes played them too; and statistically, Michigan's stats were even better against that team than OSU's. But, still, I have the feeling that many of these statistical analyses should probably discount or dismiss the high and low values from each variable in the data set and see what it tells us.
|4 days 12 hours ago||It was my "In Before Delouse" comment again||
|4 days 18 hours ago||Inserting my comment||
Before the MOMS delete.
|4 days 23 hours ago||Love ya, Hatter||
Don't ever change.
|5 days 34 min ago||C'mon||
My "In Before Delouse" comment was inspired. Now it's gone. ALL GONE!
|5 days 51 min ago||In Before||
|5 days 4 hours ago||I agree he should cover it||
|5 days 4 hours ago||They have disavowed all games prior to 2008||
So why not?
|5 days 12 hours ago||Kelly called his player a "f-cking moron"||
During a game and it was on one of the videos in the SBNation article Brian linked to yesterday. It convinced me that, no only is Brian Kelly a terrible person, I wouldn't want to be a part of his family either; because if there's one thing that's true about people like him, that kind of behavior exists in the home as well.
|6 days 5 hours ago||I'll take the couch and the points||
Lewerke would throw a lit molotov cocktail at the couch and miss by 10 ft.
|6 days 6 hours ago||ND should never, ever fire Kelly||
He's one of the most narcissistic coaches in college football.
So, he's perfect for the most narcissistic program in college football.
|6 days 8 hours ago||Here's a key difference||
Maybe I've missed it, but I haven't heard Dantonio say, "It's not MY fault we're losing! It's those stupid, worthless players! They don't have any heart! They keep doing all the wrong damn things!"
And in one of the videos, Brian Kelly called one of his players a "fucking moron." That's definitely not something I would expect to see Dantonio do.
Dantonio is many things - but he's not really anything like Brian Kelly.
|1 week 4 hours ago||Not the sandwiches||
But the tomato bisque soup is definitely the upgrade Purdue is looking to hire.
|1 week 12 hours ago||I found this quip to be quite elegant||
|1 week 12 hours ago||Comment on the The Only Colors game thread||
That's insulting to special needs bears everywhere. A special needs bear wouldn't have allowed NW to get the safety.
|1 week 13 hours ago||Has to be the meltdown on RCMB||
The user "Loose Stools" posted one of the best rants I've ever read. It's a great pick-me-up on a dreary, rainy Sunday morning.
After getting a bit of contrary opinion, he follows up with:
I have to ask: would that win Scott Tenorman of the Week? Or Tears of Unfathomable Sadness?
|1 week 13 hours ago||Wiscy||
Didn't make one damn tackle either.
|1 week 22 hours ago||Wiscy can't fucking tackle||
The numbers of missed tackles is sickening.
|1 week 1 day ago||Tom Deinhart||
Says Iowa won't lose another game this season.
I want some of whatever he's been smoking. That's some good shit.
|1 week 2 days ago||I have to echo the zoning ordinance issue||
There is literally no way this would be approved. Someone will call the police, who will unquestionably issue very expensive citations for all manner of violations. I can assure you that the fines alone will run several times the cost of a lift.
|1 week 2 days ago||When the talking heads say they expect Harbaugh to leave||
I suspect that they do so because it's like any other click-bait - even in broadcast media. They want to stir up controversy, which begets air time and ad dollars.
The Harbaughs march to their own drummers - none more so than Jim himself; so, it's possible that Jim could one day leave for some other team.
But I wouldn't bet my life on it.
|1 week 2 days ago||He could shit the bed passing||
But there's no way Wiscy stops his feet. He's got the capability to put the rest of the team on his back and carry them if needed.
But I doubt he'll need to do it. The Wolverines were able to run against the Badgers pretty effectively, and Weber and Samuel will be able to do it, too.
|1 week 2 days ago||Homefield||
The "13" comes from being at Camp Randall... I figure they'll score 1 TD and 2 FGs. It could be somewhat close for much of the game (and Wisky might be ahead into the 3rd qtr). But OSU will pull away in the 2nd half.
|1 week 2 days ago||Wisky doesn't feel like frauds this year||
But I don't see them beating the Buckeyes. Since its at Camp Randal, I will say they get one TD on offense, but that's it. OSU 34-13.
|1 week 2 days ago||My daughter and her bunny come home this weekend||
It's also Fall Break at Michigan, so I get a full house for the first time since Labor Day weekend. Lots of small things going on, but mostly just enjoying her company.
|1 week 3 days ago||Any idea||
Where the Adams Atoms ranked?
|1 week 4 days ago||There are ways around it||
In the 1950s and 60s, Walt Disney wanted to buy up a LOT of land in Central Florida to create Walt Disney World. He didn't want to let land speculators in on the plan and drive up real estate prices, which had happened in Anaheim.
So, he created something called the "Reedy Creek Development Corporation," whose ownership interests were hidden from public view. It was actually the legal entity that started buying up land on the cheap. By the time the company's ownership became public, Disney had purchased enough land to cover the entire island of Manhattan and then some.
The rest, as they say, is history.
|1 week 4 days ago||Night Court episode||
Something about ReadYourGuard's answer reminded me of an episode of Night Court. A defendant in a case before Judge Stone had catnapped a pet that had belonged to him, but which had ended up running away before being found by a cat food company and it became the company's corporate trademark.
Billie goes to jail to protect her client who refused to turn the cat back over the to the company. Eventually, the company, desperate to recover its prized icon, starts offering an every-increasing sum of money to secure the return of the cat. The defendant caves when the sum company offers $50,000.
Incensed, Billie asks, "Where's your self-respect? You've sold the only thing in your life that had any meaning. You've sold your dignity and your soul."
The defendant replies, "I just sold my cat for $50,000. God bless America!"
|1 week 4 days ago||Oct 29||
East Lansing ... Harbaugh and the team will put a nice dent in that deficit.
|1 week 4 days ago||Fixing up houses||
You could go into partnership with Nicole Curtis from Rehab Addict!
|1 week 4 days ago||Winner!||
Holy hell, that would be fun.
|1 week 5 days ago||If the election has you bummed out||
Or life, in general ...
Just watch that clip over and over until you finally get a smile on your face. I promise; it won't take long.
|1 week 5 days ago||I've written it before, but...||
I regret that I have but one neg to give.
|1 week 6 days ago||Matchbox Skybusters||
Christmas wasn't Christmas until I'd received at least one of these in my stocking...
|1 week 6 days ago||Exactly||
With limited practice time, being able to see Michigan's full playbook has to create a lot of uncertainty in opposing coaches and players. The opponents can't possibly be equally good at defending against (or exploiting) all of Michigan's plays.
|1 week 6 days ago||I agree on the pepcat formation; however...||
This is another shining example that Harbaugh doesn't give a shit about what goes on tape, and what opposing teams will see, except in rare circumstances. He always seems to have one or two things they HAVEN'T seen - and that makes all the difference.
And it may make no difference if they see it anyway - Harbaugh's calculus may be that overloading the film makes it that much tougher to prepare. There are only so many things an opposing defense can be ready to counter. So, pick your poison.
|1 week 6 days ago||You'd think so||
But it's not (always) so simple for some moms due to many possible complications.
|1 week 6 days ago||Just asking||
Is it okay to call everyone in our division after UM and OSU the "B1GE Smalls?"
Thanks, and I'll show myself out.
|1 week 6 days ago||11-7 Iowa||
I like Iowa for the 3 FGs and a safety.
|1 week 6 days ago||I totally agree||
Looking at the remaining schedule, I think Iowa and MSU will be challenging. But judging from the "eye test," Indiana is playing well. They gave OSU all they could handle for almost three full quarters on Saturday.
|2 weeks 3 hours ago||He certainly has his ups and downs||
But it could be worse... he could be the D.C. for the Oregon Ducks.
|2 weeks 9 hours ago||I thought that was you!||
Ned? Ned Ryerson?
|2 weeks 9 hours ago||IBD||
|2 weeks 11 hours ago||"Disembowlment"||
Best quote from the article:
|2 weeks 11 hours ago||Well, to be fair||
That's 2/3rd of a yard. So, respectable.
|2 weeks 13 hours ago||Can't beat bye until we beat...||
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||Rutgers play-by-play||
I was on my way home from A2 last night and heard the game on Sirius. Play-by-play was the Rutgers broadcast crew.
Best moment was the interception that got called back.
"Michigan won't get the shutout!"
"Watching the replay... it looks like it might have hit A SHOE. Not enough to overturn the TD..."
(Referee overturns the TD).
|2 weeks 22 hours ago||Pissed?||
I don't know if I saw "pissed" in those eyes. More like, "shell-shocked."
|2 weeks 22 hours ago||For those of you watching BTN Final Drive||
Wait until you see Mike Danotrio's interview with the BTN reporter. That's a defeated man right there, and he doesn't have any answers. Most of all, he is clearly worried that everything built up over the last 10 years is in danger of crashing and burning.
|2 weeks 23 hours ago||I'm trying to remember that one line...||
Pride comes before the fall.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Not much||
The Fancy Stats (TM) consider margin of victory, etc. But the Buckeyes have so thoroughly dominated their opponents that in the head-to-head comparison, it hardly matters.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Taking my son to appointments this AM||
Chilling out watching football later. Bloody Marys sound great.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||This year||
I plan to vote while I'm drunk. If I'm lucky, I'll vomit on the ballot and no one will be able to determine my intent.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||There's a lot of all of that going around||
I could have written your comment myself. Almost everything just sucks right now - except our football team.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Better title yet||
"Looks like Hurricane Matthew is going to rip apart the entire Florida coast line before looping back around and dong-punching the state a second time."
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Self-evident||
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Completely different body mechanics||
It's like asking Tiger Woods why he's not in baseball's HOF.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Game simulation||
You can't simulate 100,000 screaming fans, but you CAN simulate a high stress environment. It may be better from a preparation perspective in learning to deal with the pressure to put kickers into high-stress situations and have them perform complex tasks that require focus to complete successfully.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Tornados||
And lots of them. My parents have a place just south of Orlando. Their neighborhood took a hit from a tornado after a hurricane went through several years ago. They're headed back down from Michigan this weekend - I'm hoping they don't arrive to a flattened home.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I was at that game, too||
I was a student at Michigan that year.
My mom had been a huge OSU fan for most of her life - right up until Earl got fired. She hasn't cheered for the Buckeyes at any time since.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Good to hear you're in a better location||
Totally agree that it will be a really big rain and wind event for most, as well as the issues with low-lying areas. The other variable in terms of storm intensity is the location relative to the eye of the storm. Anywhere to the north and east of the eye takes a much bigger punch than locations to the south and west.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||The current models||
Available at the National Hurricane Center, are predicting about 2-3 feet or less of surge for coastal Florida. You'll no doubt get a good downpour for a while and the wind is going to be howling; but the good news is that it doesn't appear that you'll be inundated with coastal flooding. Damage should be fairly minor given the size and power of this storm.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Was supposed to be in Ft Lauderdale this week||
Obviously, that trip got cancelled. Latest model had FLL taking a direct hit. Fortunately, the coast is on the western side of the storm, where storm surge should be less severe. Still, the Atlantic-side of Florida is going to take a beating.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Facebook!||
Berkeley Breathed doesn't publish in newspapers any more because, by his own admission, he finds the editorial process to be creatively stifling (that's a kinder set of phrasing than he's used).
He even calls it "Bloom County." And it's as good, and biting, as ever.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||At times like these...||
I'm reminded that youth need balance in their lives.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I find your ideas intriguing||
And wish to subscribe to your magazine.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I'm saying what blueinohio said||
People are stupid. To wit:
- Rachel Ray - "Drizzle some EVOO - that's 'Extra Virgin Olive Oil' ... " every time (we know, Rachel; we ALL know what you mean by 'EVOO.' We've only heard you say it eleventy thousand times).
- 2Kxx to mean the year 20xx - What happens after the year 2100? Are people going to ADD a character, as in 2K100?
- "tkurabbrevsandshuvem" to mean "Is it okay to just type out the whole phrase?"
|2 weeks 5 days ago||"Scary"||
Grow a pair.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I know it's a brand...||
But it annoys me as much as hearing Rachel Ray immediately follow the acronym "EVOO" with it's full name, "Extra Virgin Olive Oil."
Every. Damn. Time.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||"Possibly a sign of poor coaching?"||
I'll admit it: I thought that was a witty remark. Good write up, and pretty accurate, as is Gerdeman's wont.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Is it just me?||
Or is it idiotic to abbreviate 2017 as "2K17" ... ? I mean, it's not like you're saving any characters or anything.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Only if their defense scores 21 points||
I can't see Wisky's offense getting much past midfield against the Buckeyes. I hate OSU as much as the next guy; but they definitely have one hell of a team.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Congratulations on reaching the 100-pt threshold||
Don't spend them all on posts like this.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||A break dancer as place kicker||
Now that might be something worth seeing. Especially against Rutgers; because after the 40th TD we score, I'm going to be looking for something to keep my interest in the game.
|3 weeks 5 hours ago||Quite possibly||
But the replay showed that Lewis had some help coming over to his side of the field. I think it may have been Delano Hill, but I could be wrong. Whether he gets there in time is another issue, though it seemed he had a good angle on the play.
|3 weeks 9 hours ago||Herbie||
As time goes on, he becomes increasingly biased. He doesn't even try to hide it anymore.
|3 weeks 9 hours ago||Woodson||
Lewis's INT yesterday was great, and both were incredibly acrobatic; but it was on 4th down against an opponent who had been all but beaten already. Woodson's INT against MSU was on the road, on the sideline, at a pivotal moment of the game. In terms of their sheer value in affecting the outcome, it has to be Woodson's.
|3 weeks 9 hours ago||Clemson will jump us||
Many of the media's so-called "power rankings" had them ahead of Michigan already, so the winner of LOU-Clemson was going to be #3, if not #2, this week.
Finishing the season in the Top 4 of the Playoff rankings is all that really matters.
|3 weeks 11 hours ago||There is?|
|3 weeks 11 hours ago||I'm not going to lie||
I really shouldn't have laughed at that ... But, boy howdy, it brought tears to my eyes. Well done.
|3 weeks 12 hours ago||MGoBlog||
But for a delicious helping of schadenfreude, I look in on RCMB.
And it seems my Sparty friends on FB are strangely quiet this morning.....
|3 weeks 1 day ago||And me||
One of the most memorable names from the Bo years.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Had a pretty good week||
Exhausting, but definitely in need a long, slow, comfortable POSBANG up against the wall.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Positive vibes and prayers||
You've got it - and it sounds like you and your wife are in good hands getting the best of care.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Paul Chryst||
I agree ... Hard to hate on the guy. Seems like a good dude.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Guh||
What a rookie mistake on my part.
I need to quit drinking and go to bed.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Mark Dantonio to MSU from Cincy||
Brian Kelly to ND from CMU.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Yes, and...||
His biggest issue seems to be an incredible degree of narcissism.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I heard a rumor||
That a "Mrs. D'Antoni" was looking at houses in Bocage.
|4 weeks 44 min ago||That's another irony||
He said the defense played with "energy," and the loss wasn't on the coaches... But he fired the Defensive Coordinator anyway.
|4 weeks 1 hour ago||I've written it before, but it's worth repeating||
Brian Kelly is the antithesis of everything coaches like Harbaugh, Bo, Woody, and even Dantonio and Meyer stand for. Did you hear his press conference after yesterday's loss? Once again, it was all about "him."
To whit, from MLive:
And then there was this gem:
Why on earth would anyone want to play for that douche rocket?
|4 weeks 13 hours ago||Disappearing Mark||
This is slightly changing the subject - but I've noted that his demeanor seems to be much different this season than last; and different than at any time since he went to MSU. He seems to be taking in every moment and not getting worked up by much.
I get the feeling that he is planning to retire at the end of the season. No direct evidence, just a suspicion.
|4 weeks 13 hours ago||Fire him at the end of the season||
I think the mostly likely course is that LSU gives him the choice to retire, which allows him to save some dignity, or they will have to fire him. We'll see how stubborn he is.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Yep||
ALMOST had to eat my words.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Nice guy, wrong job||
Another wrong job: English teacher.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||LSU goes done here||
And Les might be done, too. Dang, that is a bad team.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Florida tap water||
I wish I knew why it tastes like ass. I wouldn't even consider living in Florida for that reason alone.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||If a walker crosses the road at any old place||
Then, sure, ban walking.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||The real work||
Was making my then-fiance think that our choice of wedding day was just a happy coincidence....
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Happy Friday Posbang to my wife||
As we celebrate 21 married years today!
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Yes, Hatter is an ass||
But on this topic, I concur with him. The LAW says that cyclists are entitled to use the roads, sure; but the laws of PHYSICS say that cyclists are going to come up on the short end of the stick in a tangle with a 2-ton death mobile, whatever the public statues may mandate.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I've written it before, but...||
"I regret that I have but one neg to give."
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Exactly what they deserve||
They are the epitome of mediocrity; which is actually *better* than they deserve.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||You'll take your beating||
Like the closet S&M pervert we all know you are.*
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Depends||
What's his pad level?
|4 weeks 5 days ago||But an OL who punches his HC?||
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I thought it was 4th-and-8?||
I agreed with Flutie on that one. The Irish had the ball - and they were relying on things working out for their defense - that had been gashed by the Spartans rushing attack - in their favor. They'd come storming back by having Kizer throw the ball downfield; and the MSU D was only rushing 4 and dropping back 7.
It seemed to me more like Brian Kelly's strategery was out-kicking his mental coverage.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I believe in the Great Pumpkin||
The Easter Bunny
And Joe Pa was a great man.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||DB's monetizing strategy||
Would have involved a royalty fee for the on-camera use of Kalis's Block M on his shirt.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||That was good||
This was too...
Of all the frustrating losses in the Kliff Kingsbury era at Texas Tech, this one is by far the most recent.
That quote has an elliptical elegance about it.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||My personal favorite||
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I'm always nervous before games||
But so far this year, none moreso than the CU game. I just had a bad feeling - like Admiral Ackbar would have wanted just a few hours earlier. Fortunately, General Harb Solo rallied the troops on the forest moon.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Or a former alum||
Like Matt Millen!
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Maybe/maybe not||
The backup QB got thrown into the game unexpectedly without having nearly the reps running the #1 offense that he will if Liufau can't go this week. CU has some pretty good players on both sides of the ball - so, maybe Russell Bellomy -1.0 still wins enough games to be bowl eligible?
|4 weeks 6 days ago||That's on Kelly||
Others have mentioned it on this site, but Brian Kelly is little different from Dennis Franklin.
|5 weeks 7 hours ago||Every time I hear Matt Millen||
I expect him to say something about jock straps on the field - but maybe that was a one-time thing; or only on special occasions.
|5 weeks 7 hours ago||Louisville is #3||
They've been playing lights out - but they absolutely dismantled FSU in every conceivable way yesterday. It's very similar to what happened to Michigan's ranking in '97 and '06.
Clemson and Houston will be big tests for Louisville, for sure; but that is an outstanding football team.
|5 weeks 7 hours ago||Eh||
I'm okay with #4 in the AP. I'd argue that 'Bama shouldn't be #1, but the Top 3 seem like the right teams. 4-9 need to clean up a few things, but could be contenders; and then there's "Everybody Else."
|5 weeks 7 hours ago||It wasn't just that they won||
It was that they dominated - and I think it was pretty clear that if MSU hadn't let up on the gas midway through the 3rd quarter, ND would have lost by a lot more than the final score indicated. Sparty looked like a totally different team than the one that struggled against Furman. Sure, one could say that Dantonio had two weeks to prepare his team, but he had FOUR weeks to prepare for Furman, and, yeah....
|5 weeks 13 hours ago||I totally concur||
Kelly is good for at least one WTF? play each game. Yesterday's was his decision to punt with 4 min left and down by 8. When he's up against an inferior team/coach, it may not matter - but when ND is playing a very good team - and/or if they're losing, it can cost them the victory.
|5 weeks 14 hours ago||He might as well||
Shoelace went to Michigan.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I regret that I have but one neg to give||
What is the purpose of MGoPoints unless I can invest them in a worthy cause, such as sending you to Bolivia?
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Same here||
Maybe I'm still scarred from too many years of dropping games to teams like this.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||If you live in Southeast Michigan||
J. Deans Sausage & Jerky Co. can hook you up. I love this place - and there are several locations in the area.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Heading to the Detroit Catholic Central game tonight||
Volunteering with the other dads. CC is playing the Wildcats of St. Ignatius (Cleveland, OH). If you have no other plans tonight, come out and cheer for the Shamrocks!
Even you, MGrowOld!
|5 weeks 3 days ago||This is killing me||
My doctor ordered me to lay off red meat, so I can't even consider making this, and it's driving me crazy.
So, if you come up with some great recipes for dry-brined tempeh, please send them my way....
I'll be in the corner - crying.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Potato vodka||
|5 weeks 4 days ago||And...||
A shit storm in Columbus.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||You're a Catholic AND you're Polish?||
Okay, Hatter, now we're going drinking ... I think a trip to the Polish American Cultural Center (the bar area, specifically) is in order.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||He has 539 MGoPoints||
And falling. Shouldn't be a problem for much longer.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||In a sense, he has already||
He has several friends who are struggling with what appear to be ADHD and other disorders. He encourages them to seek help; and if/when their parents wave off his concerns, he'll speak with his high school counselor, a teacher, or the dean of students, explaining what he's observed and why it's necessary for them to seek help.
A few of his friends' parents have barred their sons from getting medications which may help. That drives him crazy because he believes it's solely based on ignorance (which isn't necessarily wrong).
By the way, speaking of him, my son REALLY wants to go to college in Texas - Houston is his dream school (it's about the location, not the quality of education). Any advice?
|5 weeks 5 days ago||My 16 year-old son is one who has||
When he first began to suspect that he had ADHD (both my wife and I thought he probably had it, but were reluctant to simply put him on medication) he researched the disorder and the various drug therapies extensively. As a high school freshman, he could already draw the serotonin molecule from memory.
Since he started visiting a psychiatrist, my son has very detailed conversations about the various options with the doctor. As a teenager, he errs on the side of "more drugs is better;" so the doctor has to moderate his enthusiasm for a pharmaceutical response to every issue. Nevertheless, his doctor has said several times that it's easy to have a conversation with someone as knowledgeable as he is.
One of my high school classmates has a Ph.D. and is a researcher in Pharmacology; he spoke to my son about the various therapies and drug options at my request almost two years ago. When I asked my friend about my son's degree of understanding, he replied, "Your son could write down what he knows today and have a better thesis than most Ph.D. students I know. His knowledge base is really impressive."
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Actually, I have||
Over about the past year (must be something in the water around here). In all seriousness, beginning last fall, I started having mounting problems with my client portfolio and then, with a few of my colleagues. Mostly, they were things beyond my control.
But as my own anxiety increased, so did the cortisol. My sleep was not restful, a routine blood test returned high levels of an enzyme (MPO) for arterial inflammation, and I started gaining weight.
The MPO levels in my blood increased my anxiety even further. My doctor doubled my daily statin dosage, and worked with me on my diet. I also made sure I got more exercise (going from 2-3 days per week to 4-5 days). Finally, I've found time to laugh - this blog has been a great source of humor; but the return of Bloom County has been a Godsend.
It's all helped. The anxiety is still there, but it's managable. Having had a small taste of what my family has gone through for several years, I wouldn't wish it on anyone.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Like a cold||
Or, even, the Shingles virus. It's always there, but dormant - until it's not.
And, thanks for the kind words. It's sometimes hard to react "correctly." I am not too proud to admit that my reaction at seeing my wife and our kids get "that look" on their faces, and knowing where their brains are about to take them, has sometimes been, "Seriously? This shit again? Stop it, already!"
If I'm being honest about it, that reaction is borne from fear. I can't do much to help them except to be supportive - and I'm a "Type A" personality, and an engineer to boot, which means I want to throw a switch and fix the problem (so I have more time for myself to chase the shiny ball).
|5 weeks 5 days ago||And then there's TMS||
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is what was recommended by my wife's Psychiatrist because she wasn't responding to the usual therapies.
Naturally, our insurance carrier's response was, "Yeah, no." Additionally, the out of pocket cost was more than $10,000 - something we couldn't afford at the time.
But, I couldn't really fault our insurance company. The success rate was only about 30% - so, it's a pretty steep bill, and no way of knowing until AFTER the treatment (which required treatments a couple of times a week for several months) if it had been successful.
Sadly, medical science knows a lot about mental illness - but also very little.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||It CAN be treated in everyone||
But not everyone can BEAT it. As Meyer said in the article, in some people, it's a matter of simply managing it.
My wife, daughter, and son all suffer from a combination of anxiety and depressive disorders. They've each been in treatment - including both prescribed drugs and therapy - for a long time. The last several years have certainly had their ups and downs - the downs have been among the worst moments of my life as I've helplessly watched them enter downward spirals.
You're correct, though, that there are techniques that can be learned which really do help manage the disorders. They are very important to practice every day.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Key difference between Bo and Bobby||
Listen to the actual words of Bobby's speech - he made it all about HIM and the embarrassment over losing that HE felt. They were letting HIM down.
Bo would never have made it all about him ... "No coach is more important than the team..."
I don't doubt for a second that Bo yelled his head off when his players screwed up on the field or in practice - if it was the right way to motivate a player. But he didn't go into orbit because a player did something that was a personal affront to him. His overriding interest was in getting his team to do what it didn't think it could - not for his glory, but for theirs.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||That's exactly my take on this||
If the NCAA wants to jump on the bathroom bandwagon, fine. But that seems like the wrong institution to be laying claim to social responsibility.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||That was awesome||
The REAL "OMG Shirtless" was probably faster than anyone on the Rams last night.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Rich and I were in the same freshman class in 1986||
He is a close friend of a few Theta Delta Chis whom I know well. They all agree he is a great guy.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||His delivery was too fast||
He repeated himself. He's going to get beaten by guys like McShay.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||You're (probably) the one guy on this blog||
Who could tell Harbaugh that he's full of shit (if that's, indeed, what you think) and get away with it.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Not a Hoke-ism||
But my new favorite coach-speak: "You have to feel all the feels."
|6 weeks 6 hours ago||That's ridiculous||
Our OL can't block anybody; our RBs can't find a gap anywhere; and our DL was exposed yesterday. We'll be lucky to win.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Up is down||
In is out. Left is right.
Nothing makes sense about this Michigan team right now.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Yes, they are||
I have family members not far from Bristol, so I thought about going down for the game. As of two weeks ago, it was a complete sell-out, and the only available tickets were on the secondary market.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||This has been discussed for a while 'round these here parts||
Yes, Michigan's single game record will be broken. No, it doesn't mean anything because a couple of "meh" teams had to go to a NASCAR track to do it.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||My daughter's middle name||
Is Remy ... Because, yes, she is. But that was my wife's suggestion - not mine!
|6 weeks 2 days ago||It's Friday!||
/Sees he's got a call at 5:00 PM
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Awesome!||
Then you were in the area to possibly have tried Jim Shaw's in Macon (incredible fried green tomatoes). Around the '08 timeframe, there was a bbq joint across Bass Road from the Bass Pro Shops in Macon. The woman who cooked and owned the place made the best ribs I've had to this day. I asked her whether she'd ever considered entering a competition and she made a face like it was the craziest thing she'd ever heard.
I'm also a big fan of some places in OKC. I spent a lot of time at Tinker between 2008 and 2011. I love Brahm's for the burgers; McNellie's for the beer and atmosphere; and several other spots around the city as well. I love the Nichols Hills area of town, and stopped every morning at the Starbucks on my way over to the base. OKC grew on me as you can probably tell.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Robins AFB||
I've spent a lot of time there over the past 10+ years. No doubt, your daughter is familiar with Owens Boarding House - an absolutely awesome, homecooked lunch place just off base. Best peach cobbler I've ever eaten.
Also, the Cuban Island Cafe on Hwy 247 just south of the base about 5 miles is absolutely incredible. One of my favorite spots in the region.
Please extend to your daughter my thanks for her service to the country.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||+1||
Who doesn't need a little sunshine up their skirt every now and again? Thanks!
|6 weeks 3 days ago||I hate these games||
But, maybe I'm still trying to recover from a decade of being reduced to the fetal position as a result of losses to teams who should have been cupcakes, or barely getting by the same.
I so want to believe that we're going to hang 100 on Scott Fucking Frost, but I know I'll end up holding my breath for the duration on Saturday.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Right||
Because how we blog makes all the difference to how the team executes on the field.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Note to self||
No more corndogs.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Take care of that toe||
I broke my "pinkie toe" a couple of years ago - it took almost 9 months to heal. The ortho doc tried everything short of surgery to fix it. What finally did the trick was ultrasound stimulation of the bone.
If it is broken (get it x-rayed) you absolutely want to make sure it properly heals. According to my doc, if it breaks through to the joint, that makes you a candidate for arthritis.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Maybe not||
With Cam Cameron calling the plays for LSU, they need all the help they can get.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I'm okay with their Michigan snap judgment||
It's hard to project future outcomes based on the level of competition. We had a few key injuries during the first game of the season. That probably won't matter against UCF; but Colorado doesn't look like the cupcake we thought it was (though we should still win, it's not going to be a laugher).
MSU started horribly last year, too. We'll know more about them after they've played ND. If they look like they did last week, they're in for a long season. But they are always a different team when they play against Michigan - at least that's been the case for the past 10 years.
For me, Penn State and Wisconsin will tell the tale. Win those comfortably, and we're in the driver's seat.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Not familiar with the name||
/Needs a moment.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Holy shit||
This is unbelievable. Way to gack it up, Ole Miss.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Every time I hear FSU||
I think, "FUUUUUUUCK THUH SEMINOLES!"
|6 weeks 6 days ago||First Rule of MGoPoints||
Is the same as the First Rule of SEC Bagman
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Around here, that's||
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Holy hell||
FSU looks totally overmatched and overwhelmed.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||This is exactly what I mean||
While it's possible that the previous comment about Kelly not wanting Zaire to transfer is correct, it's a sure sign of arrogance to think you can get away with that in a big game on the road.
Kelly is too clever by half. If he'd stuck with his starter and saved the experimentation for later, he'd probably have won comfortably.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||QB development||
Brian Kelly is about as effective developing QBs as Al Borges is. His game plan today was baffling, and it didn't do anything for the guy who should be the clear starter going forward.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||18 Wheeler||
Great name for a play. Let's put Khalid Hill in at QB.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Miller Lite guy||
Looks like he was overserved.
|7 weeks 9 hours ago||Solve problems with aggression||
I think I just got ... Excited. Really, really excited.
|7 weeks 13 hours ago||Obligatory||
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I can't wait for TWIS||
Brian needs to come out of retirement for this one. It's going to be epic.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Stupid fucking Lions||
I hope they lose every fucking game this season. With Caldwell as coach, that's clearly possible.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Appy State is pissing this game away||