"Coach Mattison told me what the Ravens were about, what he thought," Beyer said. "He definitely encouraged me. I hold his opinion in high regard."
|3 hours 47 min ago||He lives in hotels||
Tears out the walls.
|7 hours 18 min ago||Middle School||
Must have been a living hell.
|8 hours 21 min ago||Time out for a "cool story, bro"||
I work with a guy named Leif Eriksen. He looks vaguely Nordic, if you don't count that he's about 5' 6" tall, skinny as a rail, and a rather quiet person.
|8 hours 25 min ago||Pretty simple||
My wife wanted a French name for our daughter, and to include the name "Marie" (my wife's maternal grandmother's name). We went through a lot of permutations before settling on a name more common in Quebec and Ontario than here in Michigan.
For my daughter, it has meant being disappointed every time we are at an amusement park or major tourist destination and looking for a souvenir with her name on it. They simply don't exist except occasionally in Canada.
My wife almost went down the same path with our son a few years later. She wanted to name him "Etienne" (French for "Stephen"). I put my foot down on that idea. I explained that he would get the living shit kicked out of him every day of his life and burn with hatred for the both of us with the heat of a thousand suns. We settled on a common name, but not too much so.
|10 hours 7 min ago||Daughter's graduating from high school||
She will officially be a Wolverine this fall. She also found out that she had been accepted to the Undergrad Research program which has been her biggest thrill to date.
I'm a proud papa!
|10 hours 7 min ago||Daughter's graduating from high school||
She will officially be a Wolverine this fall. She also found out that she had been accepted to the Undergrad Research program which has been her biggest thrill to date.
I'm a proud papa!
|1 day 23 min ago||>25 scholarships yes, oversigning no||
If "oversigning" means greyshirts, blueshirts, orangeshirts, etc., the SEC can keep it. Slimy is as slimy does.
|1 day 4 hours ago||San Antonio||
Everyone who has ever been there (myself included) loves the city. People down there are friendly, the atmosphere is as good as you'll find anywhere, the weather is great, and there are a million ways to pass the time. The whole place is first class.
|1 day 4 hours ago||North Carolina, fireworks and youth||
Add "Hey, y'all, watch this!" and just make sure you're well clear of the action.
|3 days 4 hours ago||Wait||
The board has a mercy rule?
|3 days 9 hours ago||Go back to bed||
You're (still) drunk.
|4 days 4 hours ago||MacArthur||
Never went anywhere without an entourage that included photographers.
|5 days 7 hours ago||Two close calls||
A few years ago, I was traveling back from White Plains to Detroit on a regional jet. A winter storm had just come through New York and low, moisture-laden clouds still hung over the Westchester County airport. Our plane de-iced and we took off. In less than a minute, we were in the clouds. Almost immediately, the aircraft pitched up violently and I could hear the stall warning in the cockpit. The engines were pushed to full throttle as the pilots pitched the nose down. Being a private pilot, I knew we had probably accumulated a lot of ice on the aircraft and were on the edge of a stall. For the next 15-20 minutes, the pilots coaxed the plane up above the clouds and clear of additional ice. It was the first time I had ever made a Sign of the Cross while flying. The guy next to me smiled and said, "Do you fly often?" I told him that I did - and more than enough to know what had just happened.
Last summer, I was flying from Montreal to Toronto at night during a thunderstorm. It was the most severe of the season and a line of storms 180 miles long was pushing south over downtown Toronto. The plane was to land on Toronto Island airport (Billy Bishop). As we made our approach, we descended to about the height of the CN Tower on short final for the field. Lightning was everywhere - it looked like paparazzi at the Oscars. At that moment, the plane (a Bombardier Q400 turboprop) rolled left at about a 45 degree angle. The pilot regained control and aborted the landing. He flew under the storm which was now above us just a few hundred feet above the ground. We got clear of the storm out over Lake Erie and went back to Montreal. When the passenger next to me started complaining that he had to be in Toronto for a meeting, I told him that had the pilot continued the approach, the likelihood was that we would have made the late evening news and for all of the wrong reasons.
|1 week 6 hours ago||Whose boobies||
Maybe not ESPN, but rumor has it that FHM and Playboy are regular contributors to RCMB.
|1 week 2 days ago||It's all in the contract terms||
It's a little known fact that after he dies, Iowa will bronze his mortal husk which will continue coaching football.
|1 week 2 days ago||10th year?||
Was he working on a PhD or was he doing the John Blutarsky undergrad program?
|1 week 2 days ago||"Harbaugh's senior season..."||
"Occurred the year before I was born."
You really know how to hurt a guy. That was the year I graduated from high school and enrolled at U-M.
|1 week 2 days ago||I've changed my mind a bit||
I disagree that it's "always best to be as nice as possible." Maybe the key part of that phrase is "as possible", but I can neither know nor control how others will react. I can only "treat others as I want to be treated." That seems like the right standard of behavior.
|1 week 2 days ago||About the same||
Give or take.
BTW, I think your sarcasm detector might have a blown circuit.
|1 week 2 days ago||I predict||
That we have a 50-50 chance of being undefeated after the first game with an astonishing 50% likelihood of losing the first game.
|1 week 2 days ago||One man would think so||
|1 week 3 days ago||But do we forgive him...||
For the "Harbaugh is staying where he belongs in the NFL!" line he kept promoting right up until the day Harbaugh showed up at a press conference in A2?
|1 week 3 days ago||So, true story||
That will hopefully bring a chuckle...
A few years ago, my wife had a bacterial infection in her intestines called "C. Diff". It required very expensive ($85 per dose, 4x per day for 21 days) medication to treat it. In the meantime, it landed her in the hospital (this is not the funny part).
To confirm C. Diff (and nothing even worse, like colon cancer) she underwent a colonoscopy (still not the funny part). Naturally, she was anesthetized.
(Now the funny part) As she regained consciousness, she started singing this song...
EDIT: I contemplated adding this song to the "earworms" thread, but this seems way more appropriate.
|1 week 3 days ago||My Mom said I couldn't be a Spartan fan||
And that's all she had to say. I was 5 years old and in no position to argue (if I wanted supper).
|1 week 3 days ago||That's not so much "forecast"||
As "Eyewitness Weather."
|1 week 4 days ago||Don't a lot of UT grads work at NASA?||
Maybe Patterson should schedule a neutral site game on the moon. Think of the t-shirts he could sell! And the bullet points!
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I'm doing the laundry and the dishes||
Which isn't as good as it sounds... Dishwashers and laundry machines exist for a reason.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||You sound easy to please||
Which makes great raw material for a Mom.
Happy Mother's Day, Wendy!
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Watching your mom grow old||
Is painful. My own mom is finally starting to show signs of being in her 70s. My father turned 80 last year. While both are in reasonably good health, seeing them advance in years is helping me to realize how precious is each Mothers Day I have with her. It was always a finite number, but there are fewer before us than behind us.
Where did all this damn dust come from?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Happy Mother's Day||
For my wife, a Hawaiian orchid lei from me and our children. For my mom, dinner at her favorite restaurant. For my mother-in-law, a visit from the family and a gift card to her favorite hair salon.
The dishes in the sink can wait a day.
|3 weeks 10 hours ago||Looking forward to the warm temps||
Should be a great weekend for a cookout. Go Blue and Happy Harbaugh Friday!
|3 weeks 1 day ago||The big issue||
Is that the media needs some reason to explain why the Seahawks were absolutely pantsed by the Patroits. Whereas New Englad was playing with its balls, apparently Seattle forgot to bring any of their own.
Double entendre fully intended.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||The irony||
Is that Brady's passing was actually better after halftime when the balls were inflated per the rules. The Patriots were more competitive when the Pats were playing with underinflated footballs.
But none of the media talking heads want to point that out.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Legal sausage factory||
Can you guys come up with a Smoked Chicken and Apple variety? Aidell's is my absolute favorite, but if you throw in a little maple, I'll try it.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||You Get What You Give||
I love that song and for some reason, always associate it with the years I spent traveling back and forth to Utah working on a client project. I think that's because I always had it on my music player and had it on my playlist for the flights home.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||At least there is an Ann Arbor tie-in||
Or did Lindsey Vonn once eat at Krazy Jim's?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||And||
That's just the rounding error.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Of course it doesn't||
But as the father of two teenagers, one of whom is graduating from high school this year, I long ago stopped trying to make sense of teenage logic.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Ergo the line||
"If it was true..."
|3 weeks 6 days ago||In management||
This is what they call a "teachable moment." If I were JB, I would be clamping down hard on all the social media tweets from my staff. If it was true that Brown was a "silent commit" and we blew it with a stupid tweet about the best players choosing the B1G, it would be Exhibit A in my new social media seminar for my coaching staff.
|4 weeks 9 hours ago||Tomorrow's my daughter's 18th birthday||
And she'll be a first year student at Michigan in the fall.
After the birthday cake and ice cream tomorrow, our neighbors have invited people to come over for a Cinco de Mayo party.
And it's going to be warm and sunny in Michigan all weekend.
Not a bad way to wind up the week.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||A cheeseburger||
Is like sex. When it's good, it's really awesome. And even when it's bad, it's still pretty good.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Clooney and Hunter were great in that movie||
But it was how many years ago?
Sixteen. In the meantime, Hunter's best role might have been the voice of Elastigirl in The Incredibles.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||And crunching noises||
My wife will stand over my shoulder while I'm trying to do something and crunch on a Trisket, or a carrot or celery, etc. Drives me bat shit crazy.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||That's a really good one||
Bought a six-pack for myself the last time I had an extended layover in Norway.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Jeremy Irons is awesome in any role||
Holly Hunter had The Piano and a bunch of "meh" roles. Henry Cavill is very good, but hasn't done much other than superhero roles lately it seems.
Ben Affleck is just overrated. He reminds me of George Clooney because he seems to play the same character over and over regardless of the movie or the role.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||What do you call the March to the Sea?||
A good start.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Reno Air Races||
Without a doubt. That much speed that close to the ground is incredibly exciting.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Virgil's Real Cola||
But I also love to go to Taco Bell for Manzanita Sol and Mountain Dew Baja Blast (the green/blue one).
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Vanilla||
And also wintergreen. That's the flavor in root beer that it's really hard to put your finger on but tastes so familiar.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||As a fellow Catholic||
Pray for Chad, that he may be healed.
And so, too, his family, that they find hope, comfort and peace.
And his doctors, nurses and other caregivers, that their work might be blessed.
Pray also for all who suffer, especially those who have no one to care for them, that they know God's mercy.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Actually kick was usually at 1:00 PM||
At least back in the "ancient times" (pre-ESPN) when many games were not televised.
The rest of your point stands, though: out of respect for Bo, the other coaches and especially the players, we would be in the stands in time for kick-off.
|5 weeks 23 hours ago||Be honest, it wasn't the photo||
It was when you showed everyone how your wet noodle became a jackhammer, right?
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Persinully||
I was trying to figure out how we could use the terms "troglodyte" and "vituperative" in a description of our rivalries with the Spartans and Buckeyes just to piss them off.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||My only problem with young Carter||
Is that he's not playing for the Shamrocks. Hoo boy, did that team need help last season.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||You just know this is coming....||
A totally made up (but entirely plausible) upcoming expose by Michael Rosenberg:
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Unyielding||
HE WORKED US TOO MUCH
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Michael Rosenberg||
"I hope Michael Rosenberg hasn't suddenly come down with the vapors."
Best. Line. Ever.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Kitchen Confidential||
The Les Halles stories were stomach-turning, no question about it.
He followed up that book with Medium Raw, which I've also read. It pretty well made the case that the restaurant/culinary business is full of scum and villany. He even used the c-bomb to describe Alan Richman, the NYT's restaurant critic, and took up most of an entire chapter to set up his use of the word in the last sentence.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Could have been any restaurant kitchen ever||
Ever read Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential? You'll never want to eat in a restaurant again.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I learn something new every day||
I had no idea sushi places featured pressed ham.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Yesterday||
My son and I stopped at an Arby's for lunch. Instead of fries, I ordered an apparently new menu item: cole slaw. I figured it had to be marginally healthier than curly fries.
None of the people working behind the counter seemed entirely sure how to make it. Finally, the store manager brought me a small tub of what looked exactly like snot. I sat down and attempted to eat my first forkful and promptly spit it out. It was literally the worst thing I have ever eaten.
On the other hand, my son and I had a great time one-upping each other with our descriptions of the lousy food. I had him laughing so hard he told me to stop before he had an asthma attack.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||1978 Datsun B210 Hatchback||
5-speed manual trans, 4-cylinder. About the only (major) maintenance I ever had to do was replace a head gasket. Of course, the floor completely rusted out and if you lifted the carpeted mats on the passenger side, you could see the road underneath.
|6 weeks 3 min ago||Probably||
No one with a D.D.S. seems to be.
|6 weeks 9 hours ago||If we can keep the O line healthy||
We should have a chance at more than 7 wins, especially if Shane improves in fall camp and/or our new transfer QB is the efficient game manager we all hope he is.
But, I disagree with the notion that Hoke recruited "well" anywhere but on defense. With the exception of Funchess, there is little evidence that the former staff had an eye for offensive talent.
|6 weeks 9 hours ago||Okay, I'll say the obvious||
She stayed in a Holiday Inn Express last night.
|6 weeks 18 hours ago||Right||
Because the first six Star Wars were about pure story telling and It never occurred to Lucas to try tying in product marketing of everything from Legos to kids underwear.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||And all this time||
I had been imagining that you weren't old enough to drink.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||"Six to midnight"?||
WTF are you t-....
Oh. I get it. "Room in your pants" and all that.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Bang on||
Episodes 1-3 had a "Daddy needs a new Porsche" feel to them. The dialog was even more wooden that Lucas's first attempt at screenwriting. When your CGI character demonstrates more emotion than the human actors, something's wrong.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||All those men||
Who have no idea how to please her.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||I admit I was a little lost, too||
After Wonder bread, jasmine rice, mashed (russet) potatoes and refined sugar, I was coming up a little short on what constituted "white" food.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||There are now||
My daughter and I visited Ithaca when she was still looking at schools. The downtown area of Ithaca is very nice. There's a "Main Street-like" section of town that has an excellent selection of bars and restaurants. The city reminded me of Ann Arbor a lot.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||1988-ish||
Started using the Apollo workstations in the Dow Building to do engineering analysis. They were connected to UM servers that, in turn, were connected to other universities and research centers around the U.S.though the Merit Network and NSFNET backbones. I got a lot of research done that way.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Someone MS Paint this||
Brian Versus the Volcano
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Wait! Wait! Wait!||
|6 weeks 4 days ago||We have a great aero department and med school||
Someone needs to surgically implant a ring laser gyroscope.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Considering the source||
I'm a bit surprised their Final Four weren't:
1. Dallas Mavericks
2. LA Kings
3. NY Yankees
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Loss to Utah?||
It's possible, considering that it's the opening game, under a new coach, on the road. But something tells me that Harbaugh is going to have the team as ready to play that game as any in the history of the program. I almost shudder thinking about what the Utes could be in for.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Guh||
|9 weeks 7 hours ago||Might have a good weekend?||
Oh yeah? With whom?
|9 weeks 2 days ago||You really think...||
The punishment will be that harsh? He's "just a kid" for cryin' out loud!
|9 weeks 2 days ago||At the end of the day||
BBC, like any TV network, is governed by the advertisers who are paying the bills. Clarkson is perfectly within his rights as a free citizen to say just about whatever he wants.
However, BBC are equally free to decide that he's got to go. Their business depends on those advertisers who, I am certain, want no part in a controversy that impacts their ability to sell products to the members of the public who may be offended by his comments.
The other network that would be perfect for someone like him is HBO. If they can have Bill Maher as a flamethrower, they can make room for Clarkson, too.
|10 weeks 8 hours ago||Recovering from RSV and bronchitis||
And have a splitting headache to top it all off.
I could use a good posbang.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||You don't say||
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Something green from time to time||
|10 weeks 5 days ago||I read it||
And he is right on. There were applicants for music who were auditioning at as many as a dozen music schools. Since most live auditions happen on weekends in late January and February, many choose to attend regional auditions at schools too far away to schedule with travel.
Had my daughter been a mezzo (or been my son and sang baritone or bass) she probably would have been admitted. Soprano is the most competitive voice part by far and she came up short. At least she had the courage to try. I didn't - when I played saxophone, my contemporaries (like Andrew Dahlke, now at Northern Colorado) were far better than I was and I didn't think I could compete. My daughter also knew which of her fellow singers are likely to emerge as stars but tried anyway. I'm very proud of her for that.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||SMTD results are out, too||
My daughter was not admitted. Someone pour me a drink....
At least she was accepted into LS&A. It's still the odds-on-favorite.
|11 weeks 23 hours ago||I could fault Disney a lot for that||
And I do....
But Disney is also one of the most remarkable and innovative companies in the world for their ability to create an immersive environment. That's their real "magic". I've studied Disney extensively and what they are actually selling is an experience. Sure, guests are paying for tickets, food, souvenirs, photographs and a zillion other things, but those are just the means to create revenue.
If you think about it, Apple is actually selling the same thing. Why would anyone pay 1.5X the price of the nearest competitor's electronic gizmo (especially when that other product is arguably a better one)? Because Apple is orchestrating a value proposition to both the consumer and its suppliers that enable it to create a walled garden (or Hotel California, if you prefer) from which you have little incentive to leave.
That's the business angle. The reason I go to Walt Disney World from time to time is because it's one of the few places where I feel like I am disconnected from the pressures of work. Sure, they have wi-fi and cell coverage in the parks, but I feel less inclined to constantly check my inbox and respond.
My wife and children have a pretty good time, too.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||SoCal!||
Taking my family to San Diego... My son wants to attend UCSD someday and I have to visit a new client that week anyway.
Are you going to brave the crowds at Disneyland? I considered it briefly, but decided against.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||1. Reformed rocket scientist.||
1. Reformed rocket scientist. 2. 2025 Jet Pack... Sorry, wrong thread.
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|11 weeks 4 days ago||Failure on two levels||
First, obviously. Second, if he was trying to nominate himself for the 2015 Darwin Awards, his mix of flammable materials wasn't nearly volatile enough. And the icing on top was that he forgot to say "Hey, y'all! Watch this!"
|12 weeks 7 hours ago||So the dog says, he says||
"Get that shit outta here!"
|12 weeks 7 hours ago||40 degrees?||
I don't know what it's like to have temperatures without a "minus" sign in front of them.
|13 weeks 23 hours ago||If you were Class of '91||
You may have known a friend of mine from grade school, Paul Ziemba - Class of '90.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||The cheerleaders||
Took care of rehabbing him.
Thankyouverymuch ... Tip your waitress. Try the prime rib.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||A class of Ohio State fan||
That's like saying it's possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||I will not be happy||
Until our unis look something like this:
|13 weeks 3 days ago||I'm sure there will be times next season||
When the "page turn" seems more like "same song, different verse." However, I don't expect that to last very long because Harbaugh.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||He's graduated from douchenozzle||
He's up to "douche canoe" at least.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||No wonder and no kidding||
If a company's (or government agency's or university's or ...) leadership team needs Disney to tell them how to develop loyalty and improve their customers'/constituents' experiences, they aren't qualified for the positions they hold.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Disney Institute||
I have an acquaintance who used to promote the Disney Institute to various companies. When Disney made it a revenue generating business in the mid-90s, he ran its business development activity.
I found it astonishing when he told me a few years later some of the groups who had taken courses that lasted from a day or two to a week or more, including U.S. Government agencies, colleges and universities, and many, many Fortune 500 companies. It's a substantial piece of business for DisneyWorld.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Actions speak louder than words||
I frankly don't care what either URBZ or Wilcher said. It's what they both DO from here on out that matters.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||The time I saw this||
It actually worked, but only because the 40th anniversary of Apollo 15 was being recognized by the University. One of the crew, Al Worden, was honored at halftime. Made sense that Rocketman would be included.
It was nice that time, but should not be repeated.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||But the league||
Would be reduced to games played in Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Bangkok.
|14 weeks 5 hours ago||It happened just that way||
Falk said as much, as have JUB and others. By the time it happened, there was no "old guard" to tell DB otherwise.
|14 weeks 5 hours ago||On the unconstructive bombing||
To clarify, I really liked the piece. You could have a career as a prosecuting attorney (or at least an intern writing up indictments). If your essay had been read to a hanging judge, Brandon would be headed for the gallows in the literal sense.
I'm looking forward to your follow up. I'm sure JUB will take on the subject as well. So far, Hackett seems not to suffer the same vanities that plague Brandon. It's a start.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||A eulogy||
Agreed. But it's been almost 4 months since DB was shown the door, which was why I was interested in Brian's wider view of what was learned and what can (and should) be done moving forward.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||In the Big House||
Sounds like it was written and recorded by Nickelback... I hate Nickelback.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||I've tried||
Kramer held out longer, and he was a fictional character.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Good piece||
But to what purpose? It's interesting to read in retrospect, but I can't help but think that Brian's really missed an opportunity here to offer some suggestions as to how U-M (and perhaps other colleges and universities) avoid the Dave BrandOn mistakes in the future. Maybe his intention is to write "The Failure - Epilogue."
As John U. Bacon points out in Fourth and Long (read it, if you haven't yet) college athletics so many have loved for generations are rapidly headed toward a tipping point - perhaps it has already been reached in many respects. For Brian's piece, I would have welcomed his attempt to turn his considerable insights and writing skills toward an examination of what to do about it.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||I would give up "sex"||
But I'm married, so every day is pretty much a Lenten sacrifice.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Or||
Flogging the dolphin?
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Right||
The Polish word for creamed, pickled herring is "sledzie" (pronounced "sledj-ye", or approximately so). Thus, my cousin appropriated the term "sludge". It fit.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||I've grown to like the prune filled paczki||
I grew up thinking they were gross, but then I tried prune-filled pierogi and found I was a convert.
I'm also a fan of pickled herring now, as well (but not cream-style - the version my cousin lovingly renamed "sludge").
|14 weeks 4 days ago||No sex after marriage?||
For whom, precisely, would this even qualify as "newsworthy"?
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Resume building||
They'd better hope that no one reading their resumes is a Michigan grad. Their applications will never see the light of day.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||A painful lesson||
Every so often I am reminded in technicolor fashion: never, ever mix types of alcohol. I'm not saying it's the same result for everyone, but I have seldom been sicker.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Don't drink too much||
I learned that trick from the floor of my South Quad bathroom too. And relearned it several more times thereafter.
|15 weeks 6 hours ago||It sucks||
I don't care if the contest winner turns out to be some kind of latter day Giuseppi Verdi. This is an epically bad idea because it is an attempt at a newly manufactured "tradition." Dave Brandon would only be too proud to have sponsored something this idiotic.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||NCAA mindful of athletes||
Thanks, LSA for the humor this morning. Great start to the day.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Time for the obligatory....||
Oh, for fuck's sake. Seriously? What is it with that dude? Did Section 1 get reincarnated or something?
|15 weeks 4 days ago||MSU in-state||
Tuition for an in-state undergrad at MSU is on par with U-M. Affordability might have been an argument in favor of MSU a decade or more ago, but no longer.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||That's your opinion||
To which you are entitled. But I don't recall anyone asking for yours.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||That wasn't the point....||
And you know it.
OP wanted to know about parenting styles. I wrote my response to illustrate just how impossible it is to predetermine some or other course of action based on a set model for what "successful" parenting looks like.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Dumb post is dumb||
But what the hell, I'll play along....
I have two children, a daughter and son. My daughter is getting ready to attend college in the fall, has been accepted to LS&A, but is waiting on the decisions fo four music schools (including U-M SMTD) before deciding where she will go. She has been very involved in music summer programs and extracurricular activities, is a 4.0+ student (due to 3 AP courses) with high SAT/ACT scores, and is a member of NHS. she could have been accepted for academics just about anywhere. She wants to pursue music and her mother and I have been encouraging her if that's what she believes her calling to be.
My son is a high school freshman at a Catholic school. While our daughter went to a very large public high school school and is thriving, that would clearly not have been in our son's best interests. He hates sports and has played an instrument but will quit after this year due to a lack of interest. However, he also has his own software development company, has published several Google Play and Windows Store apps, is working on his first Apple App Store product, has built his own gaming computer, taugh himself to code in HTML5 and Java, and learned how to be a system administrator for Linux. His grades aren't great, but he only wants to do well enough to go to UCSD, get a degree in computer science, and spend his life in a high technology field.
Get the picture? If I tried to be the same sort of parent to both children, they'd likely end up as failures. For some kids, Tailgate State is the right answer; for others, it isn't.
|16 weeks 4 hours ago||Cry me a river||
Yeah, I have to agree. The LOI isn't to a "coach", it's to a school. Granted, I'm sure that selling the school is very much conflated with selling the coach. However, unless the LOI says something to the effect that player is going to be coached by a particular individual (an absurd idea) there's no leg to stand on.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||I did enjoy Roundtree||
But imagine how epic this 2015 class would have been, given how many recruits backed out of their "commitments" under Hoke last fall.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Hang on just a second||
/digs around for random bits
Here you go:
|16 weeks 3 days ago||I'm guessing you don't know the first thing about the subject||
Judging from the fact that you seem to assume this is a heartwarming article about a guy who just needs a functioning car.
I know PLENTY about mental health issues. Several members of my immediate and extended family suffer from it and are under treatment and have been for years. I have seen many kinds of cases and can tell you with complete certainty that if you've seen one person with mental health issues, you've seen one person with mental health issues.
But, I also know, from having, you know, looked into the matter extensively over more than a decade, that the poor and indigent are seldom diagnosed. The statistics on mental health and the homeless are shocking. The situation among the poor generally has even been the subject of study by the World Health Organization.
So, no, I didn't JUST jump to the conclusion that he suffers from mental illness. The facts, as stated in the article (assuming for the moment that they are true) strongly indicate that something is going on with him that NOBODY, including the author, seemed to either recognize or give a shit about.
So, with all due respect, dude, take a hike.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Something about this story...||
I'm guessing he has serious mental health issues in addition to being poor. However, the author did not at all write about the possibility (even likelihood) that his situation has little to do with bus routes and a broken down 1988 Honda, and no one quoted in the article seems to even consider it.
The article doesn't say whether or not social services has been asked to intervene on his behalf. I doubt, given what I know about the little that is done to help poor, elderly and homeless with mental illness (to say nothing of the stigma attached to receiving help) that it would make little difference in his case.The state of public mental health services ought to be a national scandal. They are for all intents and purposes non-existent for the poor.
THAT should have been the story, not his perfect attendance record at work.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||But CUMONG, man!||
We're totally getting a train up Woodward! Who needs buses?
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Left Shark||
Gazed too long into the awesomeness of Katy Perry's booty and forgot where he was for the rest of the show.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Those last two free throws||
There were so many Wolverine fans willing those balls to the basket, that the earth was titling like a pinball machine in a cosmic sense.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||You might have considered naming this post||
"At Least 500 Words and A Chart to Illustrate Why I Have No Life"
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Teenage boys are definitely not human||
My wife is astonished at how our son is utterly like a swine. However, she has a younger brother, so why this is so shocking to her, I have no idea.
|17 weeks 21 hours ago||Like they say...||
You can't fix 'stupid.'
|17 weeks 1 day ago||That A.A. Ron Rodgers guy||
Sounds like a pretty good player. Think he'll go pro?
|17 weeks 1 day ago||With a possible exception||
If the private school under consideration is a consensus Top 10 institution (for instance, Yale, Princeton, etc.) then the halo effect of the school's name on the diploma shouldn't be underestimated. It depends on the field of study, of course, and what the student intends to do after graduation.
There are biases to consider, as well. On the east coast, a job candidate with a diploma from one of the Ivys (or a school like Johns Hopkins, for instance) may be viewed more favorably than a degree from Michigan.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Private schools||
Are often in a position - funded through their endowments and other sources - to make the tuition bill come out pretty competitively with in-state tuition rates. If the student is highly sought after coming out of high school (due to grades, test scores, athletics, community service or some other factor) the money will often take care of itself.
That's what I've been finding as my daughter considers her options. She's been accepted to a couple of public universities and is waiting to hear from two private universities. The private schools' tuition is at least 2X the public schools'. However, both of the private schools have told her that she would be eligible for grants and scholarships that - lo and behold - bring our financial burden down to the level of the public schools (actually, slightly less). That can't be accidental.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Wilcher||
I'm really hoping he does Harbaugh a solid here.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||"It depends" (of course)||
Both Northwestern and Notre Dame are regarded as top-tier private schools. Michigan is obviously a top-tier public school. All three are probably considered "Top 25" overall. At that point, it's up to your son to build his resume (transcript and internship/co-op experience) for future employers.
It comes down to what kind of experience he is after. Are "Football Saturdays" a big deal? If so, then the lean is perhaps Michigan or ND. If he'd like a large urban environment, then the decision might favor Northwestern.
As someone who has hired recent college graduates, I can say with certainty that a graduate with a 3.0 GPA or better and co-op or summer internship experience from any of those schools would be looked upon very favorably. I suspect it's the same for graduate schools admissions offices, as well.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||If you had said that last time||
My comment above would have been different. But you chalked up the actions of the parents to "pretty terrible decisions" and lectured the other posters to "stop the moralizing."
I don't know them from a hole in the wall, but I'd say their actions went well beyond a few "terrible decisions." I'd say they are simply terrible people, whether they greeted you with a smile or not.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Forget Peter Klima's reaction||
Bando was trying to convince us all in the last post on the Johnson's that Ma and Pa were really nice folks just a little misunderstood. I can't wait for that shoe to drop here.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||If we don't have Messiah on our 2016 roster||
Will our program ever be delivered to the Promised Land of B1G and NCAA championships?
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Let's just add a dash of religion||
We need that hint of extra bitterness.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Ill-conceived remarks||
But what would a blog - and by extension, the entire internet - be without ill-conceived remarks? I'm not going to stand here and let you criticize the United States of America!
|17 weeks 2 days ago||I thought it was about defensive alignment||
I came expecting to hear about SAM and MIKE.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Like the old saying goes||
One "aw, shit..." erases ten "attaboys." I'd say these guys are running a serious attaboy deficit at this point.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||But, but, but...||
He used Big Boy statistics words like "mean" and "distribution"! It CAN'T be junk, right?
|17 weeks 2 days ago||They did||
Right next door to the Fleetwood. You'll need waders to get through the grease flowing down Ashley.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||For me||
It was all about the chili cheese fries...
And I'm sure they'd deliver: $5 for the sandwich, $50 (or more) for delivery.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Weirder still....||
Sr: "Welcome home, son. How is practice going at that other school?"
Jr: "Good. Not as difficult as I thought it would be."
Sr: "They're doing it wrong. No son of mine is going to be skating through football practice. You're coming back to Michigan where you belong."
|17 weeks 2 days ago||TW Sr.||
Would be a good Michigan Dad and take him to Blimpy Burger or Mr. Spots.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Sounds like someone with an agenda||
A couple of years ago, I had a client tell our company's account executive that her company would no longer be doing business with us. In a room full of her colleagues, she told our rep that the principal reason was an outrageous insult I had apparently made.
The upshot was that I had just taken on that account and had only met her on one previous occasion - and the sales rep was present. We had never exchanged emails nor phone calls.
We found out later that she had been pushing for her company to do business with one of our competitors but had never gotten support for the switch. She needed a sacrificial lamb and I was it.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Do you know the context?||
I sure don't. And it doesn't at all appear from the father's quotes that Mattison said anything remotely like the word "stupid."
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Training Wheels?||
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Need||
|17 weeks 3 days ago||MGo||
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Do||
|17 weeks 3 days ago||You||
|17 weeks 3 days ago||I'm not gonna lie||
MGrowOld, that is the funniest damn post I've read on here in a while. I nearly pee'd in my pants with laughter.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Toothpaste back into the tube||
I find that if I tilt the tube just so, and fill my hand with toothpaste...
I'll have an empty tube and a hand full of toothpaste.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||I don't||
When something goes wrong, I always blame your kids.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||I remember growing up||
My mom would make something called "S.O.S." (she said it was "Same Old Stuff") that my friends later told me was "Shit On a Shingle".
After seeing the photos of what that thing looks like in a real restaurant made by real, underpaid, unmotivated employees, I think KFC should have called it the "S.O.S. Dog".
|17 weeks 3 days ago||KFC||
Proof that some people just don't give a shit anymore.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Simple analogy||
Toad:humanity :: KFC:chicken
|17 weeks 3 days ago||I think it was||
"Failure pile in a sadness bowl", but yes, that's a hysterically funny take on KFC. One of the best bits ever done on fast "food". It was the first thing that came to mind when I saw the photo in the OP.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Cummong, man!||
Everybody knows that Belichick was keep the Colts locker room at 50 F to "ice" them!
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Just a question||
Would you, by any chance, happen to be a member of several 12-step programs? Is your real name Stuart Smalley?
|18 weeks 1 day ago||2006 World Series||
Every gambler knows that the secret to surviving is knowing what to throw away and knowing what to keep.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||You make an interesting point||
To paraphrase Sean Connery: "'Deflated balls?' Losers always whine about deflated balls. Winners go home and fuck the prom queen."
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Exactly||
The whole self-serving interest on the part of the media to create a tempest in a teapot belies the fact that the Patriots are just better than almost every other team and have been for a very long time. The thing is, they don't have to cheat to be that good.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||A whole bunch||
From Baltimore, I'm sure.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||While we're at it||
Tell those Kenpom guys they were wrong.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||Offensive Football Analyst||
The successful candidate shall:
|18 weeks 4 days ago||He carries a strong scent all right||
But I suspect it has more to do with fecal incontinence than coaching.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||"Brilliant obvservation there buddy"||
I'm not sure I have enough fingers and toes to count the number of ad hominems, straw men and examples of general asshattery in your post. Well done. That's probably some kind of a record.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Jimmy Johnson||
Apparently, an overdose of ExtenZe causes brain damage.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||People who whine about "technicalities"||
Are typically the ones on the short end of the final score. If even St. Peyton the Great can try getting away with deflating the ball (counting on the refs not catching on) it seems to be a common practice.... Even for the Colts.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||I can||
But the "gas questions" being discussed are only tangentially related to chemistry.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Hang on||
Who let the lawyer borrow his chemistry textbook?
|18 weeks 4 days ago||That would be interesting||
Since one of the articles I read said that the Colts used some of the same game balls. If that were true, then Belichick is so clever, he found a way for the same ball to help his team while making his opponent's QB and receivers look like they couldn't find Nebraska on a sunny day.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Well done, Brian||
The praise is well-deserved. Congratulations!
|18 weeks 5 days ago||He has a 12-inch penis||
And goes by the name "Snake."
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Cafe Zupa reminded me||
There's another place, a chain, that I really like. It has expanded beyond UT where it began, but it is a somewhat unique concept: Rumbi Island Grill.
It has Caribbean and Pacific Island inspired cuisine. You pick the carb of choice (brown rice, lo mein noodles, etc.), protein (including awesome Hawaiian style pulled pork), etc. Decor is definitely meant to have you thinking of taking your next vacation.
It's one of my favorite places for a quick lunch or dinner in UT (and now elsewhere in the western U.S.).
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Right - only Mormons||
But "gentiles" can visit the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the museums around the Temple.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Should have read further down||
Thirded. And fourth'd.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Spent almost a decade in and around SLC||
There are a lot of things to do. Utah is one of the most beautiful states in the Union, so outdoor activities definitely rank among the best you'll find anywhere. The aforementioned Park City is a great place to visit for a day or two. The Olympic Training Center is there and you can pay (a hefty fee) to go down the bobsled runs. There are also many, many excellent bars and restaurants, hiking, fishing, etc. Obviously, when it's ski season, go for the awesome powder.
In SLC proper, there are many exceptional places to grab food and the libation of your choice. One of the best places to get a burger (and most unusual) is Crown Burger (a small chain of about 3 restaurants in Utah). The namesake burger is a 1/3-pounder piled high with excellent pastrami made in house, cheese, lettuce, tomato and "fry sauce" (50/50 mix of mayo and ketchup seasoned with onion powder). It's still one of the best I've ever eaten.
A very authentic Mexican restaurant near the airport on North Temple is the Red Iguana. Be prepared to wait, but the mole sauces (seven kinds) are some of the best you'll find anywhere.
Being the headquarters of the LDS Church as well as the capitol of Utah, there are many museums around the city as well.
Enjoy SLC and the surrounding areas. I'm not a Mormon, but I found the people to be friendly and accommodating anyway. If you find yourself near the Temple in the center of SLC, you almost certainly be asked if you are interested in learning about the faith. If you are, great. If not, politely decline. You won't be pestered.
(An interesting factoid about the LDS faith: anyone not of the faith is considered a "gentile", even Jews. It's an oddity, but an amusing one.)
Utah is one of my favorite places to visit. Frankly, I may have talked myself into heading out for the game as well.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||NASCAR's original drivers||
Actually, up into the 1950s and 60s, would run moonshine by night and race by day, often in the same cars.
And, yes, it started during Prohibition. But running moonshine continued well after Prohibition had ended. "Revenue agents" (Bureau of ATF) would be combing the back woods of the rural southeast (and still do) looking for illegal stills, hoping to catch drivers with souped up cars loaded with bottles of white lightning.
In the end, at issue is the failure to pay the tax.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||In fact||
Our coaching staff is now better than any group of leaders in all of human history, including the American military forces of World War II, the Roman legions, Hannibal, Attila the Hun, and the Macedonian forces of Alexander the Great.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Illegally home-distilled moonshine||
More often and in more places than you'd think. The issue is that they don't have to pay the tax. Distillers want the cash.
How do you think NASCAR got its start?
|18 weeks 6 days ago||That was really funny||
At first I thought Pitt had to be working from a script, but then it became clear during the Ross and Rachel bit that he was completely caught off guard. He was so uncomfortable and that was an absolutely epic troll for the ages by ZG.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||You just know||
That Frank Caliendo is already working on his Tomsula impersonation. I, for one, can't wait to see it.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Here we go again||
This was hashed, mashed, rehashed and trashed, ad nauseum, on this very internet site as the scandal broke and wound its way toward conclusion. So...
MANY MGoUsers, myself included, are more than familiar enough with the "facts" as stated by Mike McCreary, Joe Paterno, Jay Paterno, Scott Paterno, Jerry Sandusky, Victims 1-8, various members of the PSU administration and Board of Governors, media, insiders, hangers on, random internet dudes, Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. We don't need to read it again to placate your need to make sure we're "informed." We are (or at least most of us).
|18 weeks 6 days ago||SMU should make a simple tweet to @NCAA||
|18 weeks 6 days ago||The legacy of this||
Will be that every member institution will fight every potential "investigation" tooth and nail, up to and including telling the NCAA to GTFO when they want to open an inquiry. Why not? The NCAA is quite evidently a corrupt, toothless, paper tiger.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Student athletes||
They weren't punished unfairly. NCAA gave them an immediate out if they wanted to transfer. Few took it. That was their choice.
|19 weeks 3 hours ago||Impermissible benefits||
Not likely for a member of family (but then, NCAA ... so, yeah). It would probably depend on the intent. It can't likely be an "official" visit (one of the allowed five) but at worst, it is probably a gray area.
|19 weeks 6 hours ago||This is my approach||
To getting through my exercise routine.