|4 weeks 3 days ago||I can't believe he burned out||
I can't believe he burned out so quickly. Really thought he had a budding career.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Great defenses never let you||
Great defenses never let you get going in the first place
|6 weeks 3 days ago||I hear he gives a good pep talk||
I hear he gives a good pep talk
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Lick me, all of you||
You are all a bunch of stupid neggers
|11 weeks 3 days ago||I was also there||
Definitely payback. The game in '91 was the first big match up that I attended and Terrell Buckley ruined it.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Saban still making excuses||
He just said that his team was overworked and worn out when they lost to OSU in '14 due to the team schedule at the time. That they learned to give the players more time leading up to the playoffs.
Apparently, I needed a reminder of how much I don't like Bama. Thanks, Nick!
|13 weeks 1 hour ago||For football I've used the||
For football I've used the TuneIn app with no issues. The channel is the Michigan IMG Sports network and it already has the game listed on the channels page
|14 weeks 5 days ago||I'm waiting for the 5 TE||
I'm waiting for the 5 TE train formation with peppers. It just needs to happen
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Just saw Drake Johnson in||
Just saw Drake Johnson in pads walking down the tunnel with the team. Are we expecting him to play soon?
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Looks like it's not being||
Looks like it's not being re-aired. ESPN is showing the Wisconsin-Nebraska game late, ESPN 2 is showing tennis, and ESPN U is showing Clemson-FSU then the OSU-NW game. This is on my PSVue service so I guess it could be different per service or region
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Nice allusion to the Terminator|
|17 weeks 2 days ago||(No subject)||
|18 weeks 17 hours ago||I'm more interested in the lamentation of the women||
I'm more interested in the lamentation of the women
|19 weeks 23 hours ago||I'll be a monkey's uncle||
I didn't believe you but upon further review, he did indeed play DT late in the 4th. Kudos to you for paying attention that long. The game was background noise to me at that point as I had a wicked head cold. I was sure that you just confused him for Dwumfor or Onwenu, but nope.
However, that doesn't really bode well for his ability to see meaningful playing time.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||No kids, never married||
My sports zealotry took a nose dive in my 30's (right with my T levels, amirite?). I still love all things Michigan and follow my Detroit teams with a furious f5 rate but I've passed peak fandom while pursuing other life goals.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Devil's Advocate||
From the perspective of looking at transfers seeking playing time, David Dawson will be going into his fifth year without seeing significant time on the field. This is pure speculation but if a true freshman comes in and beats him onto the two deep, or moves him off of it, then he would at least seem to be a candidate.
We've already seen that he isn't the 6th or 7th, maybe not even the 8th OL this year but depth would seem to indicate that he will at least be offered a 5th year.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||For clarification||
'The world's most prestigious college football award based on criminal record'. Named after Phillip Fulmer, former Tennesse Head Coach.
There is also the Switzer Sweep (after Barry Switzer) which is a national title, #1 recruiting class AND the fulmer cup.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||(No subject)||
|22 weeks 6 days ago||Unless you need 4K||
Unless you need 4K resolution, you don't need the roku 4. I got the roku 3 instead of the stick because it uses Ethernet instead of wifi which may be an important distinction depending on your mobility needs or internet speeds
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Wilson Spigot||
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Yes, you can record. It's||
Yes, you can record. It's cloud based and saves 'my shows' for 28 days. I've heard that there is a 500gb limit but can't confirm. The controls (I'm using the ps4 controller) allow for x4, x8, x16, and x32 speed fast forward and rewind.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||I signed up for sling to get||
I signed up for sling to get a discounted roku 3 last year. I cancelled after 6 months because it's was poorly executed. It was choppy and cut out pretty often and I pay for better internet (50 down).
|26 weeks 23 hours ago||This is how I feel now, but||
This is how I feel now, but there is a certain satisfaction when MSU's season goes to shit after we beat them
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Strib By mid season I'm||
|27 weeks 2 days ago||The Year of the Position Battle||
For DL I've got Gary, Mone, Hurst (assuming he stays), and Marshall penciled in as the starters (cackles). Kemp seems the most physically ready to play in a rotation but that's a ways away. A lot can happen.
Battles to watch are on the right side of the OL, WR, DL rotation, LB rotation, and all of the secondary (as of this writing).
With so many position battles we'll naturally see some players surprise and some disappoint. With such a young team it's not ideal that we start off with Florida. I'd rather have a few softer games to find out who are the Dudes and the Guys
|28 weeks 3 days ago||245ish||
His recruiting profile lists him at 245. I remember him getting up to the 260 area, although that may have been as a young pro.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||You have no idea I went||
You have no idea
|29 weeks 2 days ago||2008||
|32 weeks 3 days ago||I couldn't find the 2011||
I couldn't find the 2011 results but if you look at 2012 you'll see the top scores are familiar names from this years nfl draft. Derrick Henry and Jalen Ramsey put up multiple top scores. Ezekiel Elliot, OJ Howard, and Keanu Neal (Falcons) are also featured.
|35 weeks 2 days ago||Yes||
The Boltons eat their own.
|36 weeks 2 days ago||Favorite line of the episode||
Thoros: You enjoying yourself?
Hound: I prefer chicken
I laughed pretty hard at that. Still laughing, in fact.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||They wasted a golden||
They wasted a golden opportunity to showcase one of GRRM's most exemplary pieces of writing. Septon Meribald's speech in the books about 'Broken Men' would have been both relevant and poignant. I went back and tried to read it with Ian Mcshane's voice. Would have been great.
|37 weeks 6 days ago||My favorite classic||
My favorite classic commercial
|38 weeks 1 day ago||No error||
The death of the Mad King/Robert's Rebellion was something like 15 years before the events of the first season
|38 weeks 2 days ago||Have to wonder if some of the||
Have to wonder if some of the images are alluding to Cersei using wildfire to burn the Tower of the Hand, as in the books, or maybe Bran is the reason the Mad King went Mad a la Hodor.
|38 weeks 2 days ago||The preview for the next||
The preview for the next episode does have John and Sansa at what appears to be a hall on Bear Island (black bear sigil in the background) and it features House Glover (the sigil of the gauntlet on the red field). Pending the Glover and the Mormont roles you may get your wish
|38 weeks 4 days ago||Have self imposed sanctions||
Have self imposed sanctions ever been enough? Even when Syracuse basketball fell on the sword the NCAA still imposed additional sanctions. I can't think of one case where the schools sanctions were enough, Missouri basketball pending.
|40 weeks 2 days ago||Godfather II||
Michael has Fredo killed
|40 weeks 4 days ago||(No subject)|
|42 weeks 2 days ago||Outlander on Starz||
Outlander on Starz is the only other show besides GoT that i need to watch right now. The second season just started and it's not as good as the first but I'm hooked on the story. I'll eventually read the books someday. Very good show from the writing to the sets/costumes to the production value. Top notch all around.
|42 weeks 6 days ago||EMU has too many influential||
EMU has too many influential alumni who were football players to drop the program without a fight. GCSI, the heavyweight lobby firm in Michigan, employs key former Hurons who played football (including a regent) as well as the man who has his name on the business school (a UM alum). The people who played for EMU when they were good are now in positions to at least make it difficult to drop.
|43 weeks 1 day ago||I didn't mean to point out||
I didn't mean to point out that you missed something or didn't go over the guy's responsibilities, but that this doesn't seem to be an expected outcome vs defenses of quality that feature a good LB play.
|43 weeks 1 day ago||It appears that there is a||
It appears that there is a play to be made by the MLB (#46, Wroblewski?) but he manages to find a block. While the quick decision by Isaac likely creates that hole, I have to imagine that decent/good linebackers likely stuff that for little to no gain.
|44 weeks 21 hours ago||When I was four years old, I||
When I was four years old, I watched my mother kill a spider...with a teacosy. Years later, I realised it was not a spider - it was my Uncle Harold.
Seriously, you shoud see a doctor. Especially if you haven't in the past year.
|45 weeks 2 days ago||embed|
|46 weeks 4 hours ago||I hate autoplay videos||
I hate autoplay videos
|46 weeks 1 day ago||That '99 game and the 2008||
That '99 game and the 2008 Kansas vs Memphis overtime game were the two best title games that I've watched that didn't feature Michigan, and I've seen every one since '89.
This one was good with a great finish but Nova should have put them to bed with 3 min to play.
|47 weeks 5 days ago||ime||
It's really all been downhill since he played O'Bannion in Dazed and Confused
|48 weeks 5 days ago||I've found eleven for this||
I've found eleven for this year: Glasgow, Houma, Henry, Kerridge, Rudock, Bolden, Wilson, Ross, Morgan, Lyons, RJS
I used an old site that sources some NFL draft stuff for CBSsports, NFLDraftscout.com. This page will be updated eventually to show the results.
|49 weeks 6 days ago||Uber drivers have his app,||
Uber drivers have his app, just in case he needs a ride.
|50 weeks 1 day ago||tagline||
This fall justice has a hairy upper lip
|50 weeks 2 days ago||better off dead||
“Truly a sight to behold. A man beaten. The once great champ, now, a study in moppishness. No longer the victory hungry stallion we’ve raced so many times before, but a pathetic, washed up, aged ex-champion”
|50 weeks 3 days ago||butthurt (adjective): Overly annoyed, bothered or bugged||
If you want a better answer then ask a better question. Open ended questions are your friend. A closed ended question gets a yes or no response everytime.
|50 weeks 5 days ago||wish i could be there||
For those visiting Bradenton there are a couple great spots for food that I recommend. First, the Central Cafe in downtown Bradenton has the best crab cakes I've ever tasted (and it's one of my favorite dishes). The chef used to work for Bobby Flay, supposedly.
The Blue Marlin is a more pricey seafood spot on Bradenton Beach. It's good and has a good wine list but I would go to the Starfish Company if you can make it before they close. The Starfish is right on the docks and doubles as a fish market. It's not fancy. You eat seafood (more of a fish and chips style) as fresh as it can be right on the water and is the most kid friendly among the three that I've mentioned.
Cheers and Go Blue!
|50 weeks 5 days ago||Makes sense||
That's the only position that opened this offseason and hasn't been filled (that I can recall), or am I missing another open role?
|50 weeks 5 days ago||I can't view it either. The||
I can't view it either. The screen is just all blue no matter what I do. I've tried logging in and out and using a different browser. I tried clicking on the OP's name to get there that way and his profile shows up the same way, all blue and doesn't load. No luck, but it displays on the mobile HD app.
The OP got blasted since he linked a three month old article about a coach that seems to have no business leaving a very successful NBA career.
|51 weeks 1 day ago||fyi||
|51 weeks 1 day ago||Here are Sam Webb's tweets about him||
EDIT: Baumgardener article says he's a DE per the spring roster
|51 weeks 1 day ago||Sam Webb's twitter feed is||
Sam Webb's twitter feed is pure gold if anyone is looking for more tidbits from todays practice.
|51 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah, if they win that||
Yeah, if they win that tourney I'll have a Whole Lotta Love for Beilein, for which I'll say Thank You. If they dont make the NCAA then How Many More Times will it take? Coach might be headed for the Gallow's Pole.
|51 weeks 1 day ago||more like||
Been Dazed and Confused for so long it's not true.
|51 weeks 6 days ago||Linebacker clarity||
On paper there is one glaring weakness on this team and it's at LB. I expect that they will be tested early and often by opposing offenses. Wouldn't you attack them instead of the secondary if you were playing Michigan? How many and how often will be utilized are questions that beg for answers. Will 3 LB be the standard with the SAM, hybrid player that Brown has used in the past or will we look more like last years 4-2-5?
How does Peppers, curretly your most talented player, figure in with the 3 LB look? Does he get a look at the SAM role with Uche and maybe Bush (or others) or does he play a more traditional safety look? You're either looking for quality depth at S or at LB depending on the answer to the question of the formation, which nobody really knows right now.
I likely put QB play as #1 since it's the most important position on the field but LB has to be #2. It'll be the difference between a good defense and a great defense for 2016.
|52 weeks 2 min ago||I found myself watching The||
I found myself watching The Arrow when it was first released. In part because I loved comics as a kid and in part because there were a lot of pretty people.
The other was the Children of the Stones, an old British kids show. Creepy show about an old stone circle in a small town that seemed to have some power.
|1 year 3 days ago||thanks||
I missed that as I was going by the current roster
|1 year 3 days ago||You had to figure someone was||
You had to figure someone was gonna make a switch to FB since Poggi was the only returning player with experience. Winovich (TE) and Shallman (RB) seemed to also make some sense but I'm glad it's a senior in Hill. I assume that he and Poggi split time like Kerridge and Houma last year until one of them asserts themselves.
Does anyone know if any of the walk-ons are contenders for playing time? On the current (pre-spring) roster Nick Volk and Deyanco Hardwick are listed and seem to have the necessary size.
It'll be interesting to watch the TE depth chart play out. After Butt it now seems pretty wide open but I suppose this move wouldn't happen if the talent weren't there.
|1 year 4 days ago||I have to imagine that||
I have to imagine that student attendance will be the highest its ever been. Friday night or Saturday morning for a student is no question at all for an event like this. I remember planning on going to spring games and the late night before kept me in bed or on the couch. When I did go it was always me and one other person. If it were on a Friday I would have had a large group to pre-drink with and likely a party (or two) afterwards already lined up. For the students, it's great.
As far as the weather, do people forget what November is like? For the OSU game it was a high of 37 with a windchill of 31. That's likely the low range for April 1st. I can't see the weather being a valid argument against holding the game at night.
|1 year 1 week ago||He took over for a team that||
He took over for a team that went 0-16 and went to the playoffs three years later. With the talent they had they should have been competing for the playoff every year after that. That they didn't isn't necessarily on the GM. He was also adept at trading and in acquiring late round draft picks (his first move was trading Roy Williams for a 1st and 3rd round pick). He had some bad picks but some really good ones too. His top draft picks were never busts (word still out on Ebron).
On the other hand, I was perplexed that the organization didn't clean house after 2008 and he never would have had the job if it were up to me. What they're doing now by cleaning house is 8 years too late.
|1 year 1 week ago||Not sure we get much of||
For serious? The weight changes alone will give us a weeks worth of 'murmurs'. We'll have the overanalysis of QB play (there can be only one) and we'll likely get some clarity for the 'how do we get to 85' re-hash. Not to mention the annual Freddy Canteen 'Bout To Blow Up' award.
|1 year 1 week ago||Bama, Stanford and USC all||
Bama, Stanford and USC all have blue chip QB's poised to step in after watching for at least a year. USC seems to have all their hopes on Max Browne while Stanford and Bama have options, which is nice. I have a feeling that Keller Chryst and McCaffery will be fun to watch together and I would love a Rose Bowl matchup with the Cardinal.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||The hope is that Austin Davis||
The hope is that Austin Davis fills that role. I've never been so excited for someone who projects to be a role player (in this offense at least)
|1 year 2 weeks ago||In case of emergency|
|1 year 2 weeks ago||CJK5H||
I thought for sure that the link was gonna be a Craig James vid. The url even has ck5h, which is close enough.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||So I found this artice on||
So I found this artice on Milano and it mentions the position a little. Here are the relevant bits:
|1 year 2 weeks ago||According to Bill Walsh, a||
According to Bill Walsh, a former Harbaugh mentor, the ideal player is 6-4, 250:
|1 year 2 weeks ago||(No subject)|
|1 year 2 weeks ago||fyi||
This article from 2012 mentions the Prattville head coach salay is/was $74,000 and that he is also a phys ed teacher. I would assume an assistant would make considerably less and even less if that assistant is not part of the schools faculty. Also of note is this slideshow from April 2015 which lists the high school coaches in Alabama making over $100k. Prattville is not on that list fwiw.
edit: these are salaries listed and not compensation packages (cars, recruiting budgets or expense accounts) like mentioned above.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Here is how I picture Brian||
Here is how I picture Brian walking in on that meeting
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Rod Driver||
Reminds me of my favorite cpu generated name from NCAA football, Rod Driver.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Nope||
We have never played Clemson in football according to Winsipedia (never heard of that site before today)
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Nice list||
Jourdan Lewis is #26 with regards to Brad Hawkins. That number likely won't be available for at least a year for a contributor considering Lewis also plays special teams as a returner
|1 year 2 weeks ago||can't help it||
|1 year 2 weeks ago||No, you're right. He's not||
No, you're right. He's not even on campus yet. BUT, 330 is still bigger than anyone else on the dline and, like you said, it's what I want out at least one of my DTs (bigger and nastier than anybody else). Just happy he won't be playing against us. Go Blue!
|1 year 2 weeks ago||360 lbs on the goal line||
If he has the talent I would expect him to at least be on the goal line defense, and we know they'll give him a good look.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Thanks for the link! Lou||
Thanks for the link! Lou Holtz speaks at 22:20 and Bo at 35:10 for those interested in specific speakers.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Here is a full list of||
Here is a full list of announcements from 247 if you're interested in prospects choosing between schools other than Michigan
|1 year 3 weeks ago||I'm so glad that this site||
I'm so glad that this site doesn't engage in low-hanging fruit tactics like this. Then again, that's why this site is what it is and is not mgofish.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Yeah, but a week is like a||
Yeah, but a week in this stage of the Mgorecruiting cycle is like a month any other time of year.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Fred Jackson hyperbole aside,||
Fred Jackson hyperbole aside, I immediately think Desmond Howard when I look at Johnson's highlights. He has similar size with great change of direction as well as the ablity to lay out for a catch. The hip towel is a big part of the similarity, too.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||From what I've read you are||
From what I've read you are correct. Retiring is treated the same way as if he were cut/traded for this years cap number and then off the books in future years. That leaves them with about $30 mil in cap space but also a ton of holes to fill besides WR.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||How about 99 rec for 1,331||
How about 99 rec for 1,331 yards in 2014 when Calvin was consistently hurt? When given the opportunity Tate showed how miscast he was in Seattle. He is for sure a #1 talent. Certainly not in the conversation of one of the very best but cumong.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||If true...||
|1 year 3 weeks ago||McShay too||
Don't think I saw this, or it got buried in a thread I didn't read, but Todd McShay will be there
|1 year 3 weeks ago||then and now||
My favorite songs now are much different than what they were back then. So when I think back to the 80's the real question is, which Robert Palmer song do I choose?
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Harbaugh||
|1 year 4 weeks ago||The Carolinas have me a bit||
The Carolinas have me a bit worried
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Although it does seem that||
Although it does seem that Jordan Elliot is joining Chris Clark on Alex Legion's Plan For Success. A plan that disappoints any and all parties involved and sees quality prospects come to nothing. Gunner Kiel is the only high level recruit that I recall having a decent time (just had a good year at Cinci) after flopping so much.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Only to those people sitting||
Only to those people sitting near you 20-30 minutes later.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||I second this. It was the||
I second this. It was the first choice that came to mind. If you are not familiar then yes, it is a restaurant called 'Cold Beer & Cheeseburgers'.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||They should've just Kemp to||
They should've just Kemp to themselves
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Go out and find a bottle of||
Go out and find a bottle of Dutch mayo like a Calve or Remia. Having lived in the Netherlands ive had my fries served with a glob of mayo right next door and there were always a few fries that came in contact. To my surprise its actually pretty good and its mostly due to the mayo, which is a bit more buttery than what we get here. Certainly worth trying.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||pa rum pum pum pum ...err||
pa rum pum pum pum
|1 year 5 weeks ago||that title||
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Yeah, we definitely need more||
Yeah, we definitely need more aggressive captains. Hoke brought in the talent but they just couldn't grasp the Lagrangian mechanics well enough to truly dominate. Harbaugh will produce top notch tossers in no time.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||I don't think it's out of the||
I don't think it's out of the question for two quarterbacks and/or two running backs to be in the discussion on players leaving the program. Some of those players are seeing their potentional playing time diminish with the talent of the incoming class.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Hill and Corley (the 17th)||
Hill and Corley (the 17th) announce a day after Walker, I believe
|1 year 11 weeks ago||My favored Baseless||
My favored Baseless Speculation is that this means the coaches Harbaugh wants to interview/hire are still coaching in the NFL and they won't be available to coach in the bowl
|1 year 12 weeks ago||I think everyone knows Bosa||
I think everyone knows Bosa is a better player, or seems to be regarded as such, but didn't put up the numbers of Nassib. In only ten games to get 15.5 sacks is outstanding and if a UM player ever gets that many I would lose my shit if he wasn't recognized in some capacity.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||AnnArbor.com||
It never went defunct. The Ann Arbor News transitioned to AnnArbor.com in 2009 retaining a small portion of the News staff. In 2013, when AnnArbor.com moved to MLive, it resumed the name Ann Arbor News. While the name changed it never ceased its publication, only rebranded itself every few years
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Would it also work to vote||
Would it also work to vote from your phone once on your wifi and once on your network?
|1 year 14 weeks ago||It is on topic per the||
It is on topic per the FAQs
|1 year 16 weeks ago||It looks like it was the end||
It looks like it was the end of the third quarter since they appear to have switched sides for 4th down. It probably won the game but since the finish was 21-13 and it wasn't the end of the game its not quite the same. Still a memorable moment. I knew exactly what you were talking about. Skip to about the 5:00 mark to watch.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||To add on, there||
To add on, there is http://espn.go.com/watchespn/ for computer viewing, a free WatchEspn app as well as app for all the major streaming devices (Roku, Firestick, Chromecast) that you could use your cable provider login to stream the game. As I type this coverage just started.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||24-6 Michigan||
|1 year 19 weeks ago||42 consecutive possessions and||
42 consecutive possessions and no points allowed
|1 year 25 weeks ago||I'm surprised this hasn't||
I'm surprised this hasn't been brought up. Guy goes on a huge twitter rant earlier this year about this very issue and the story make headlines on Yahoo and ESPN. It can't be a coincidence that an investigation happened to follow on that very subject. Good for that young man.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Marsupials? Well-I'll-Be....||
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Suitability||
Ultimately you should figure out what is suitable for you with the help of an adviser or at least by taking an investment suitability questionnaire to determine what is right for you. If you already invest with a brokerage firm then you likely have access to some free tools to help. If not then those tools can be found on the web for free.
A two year time horizon with minimal risk would put you in the market for short term bonds/CDs/money market investments and with those you are not going to get a good yield right now.
The 2 year treasury note finished the week at 0.71%, which is $142 of interest for each year. That's not great but you would be almost guaranteed to get your initial investment back. You could also consider a short term bond fund but with pending interest rate increase those will no doubt lose some value. It's possible that you can find a fund that's paying a high enough distribution yield and that would overcome the loss in value from a 1-2% rate increase over the next few years.
It's tempting to look at stocks for more solid returns but remember, from September 2008 to November 2008 stocks lost 31% while bonds lost about 4%. If you are ok with the risk of losing capital in return for more explosive growth then a mix of stocks make sense.
It depends on what risk is acceptable for you.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||I like the layout but ran||
I like the layout but ran into a problem with Nvidia drivers not updating, or not being allowed to update properly. My GPU wasn't being recognized due to a clash between MS and Nvidia software (found out its a known issue so a google search helped identify the issue). After trying a few suggested fixes I simply unistalled all of the Nvidia drivers/programs and reinstalled them and it worked fine.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||For the ladies tomorrow||
|1 year 34 weeks ago||If the medical problems are||
If the medical problems are serious, and that seems to be the case, then Harbaugh has the look like he's making a 'win at all costs' move either way.
Play an injury prone player with a bad injury history and you are disregarding the players safety for the sake of a game and the benefit of the program. Strongly suggest that player accept a medical and you risk the appearance of maximizing your scholarship count by doing away with a player unlikely to contribute.
There is no reason to doubt Harbaughs sincerity (no surprise greyshirts, kids kicked off campus/out of dorms, previous shady medicals) that I know of so until given a reason to do otherwise I will assume that he is acting in Pipkins, and the teams, best interest. If Ondre is not going to play for good reason then it really isn't fair to his teammates to take a scholarship from someone who can help the team, walk-on or otherwise.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||I always liked these quirky||
I always liked these quirky VW commercials
|1 year 34 weeks ago||That would be the Star Car||
That would be the Star Car
|1 year 35 weeks ago||(No subject)|
|1 year 38 weeks ago||In the books Sam reads that||
In the books Sam reads that Dragonsteel works against the White Walkers and they believe it to mean Valyrian steel, but aren't sure. In the books the attempt has yet to be made. Only Sam with the Dragonglass knife successfully kills a WW (and that knife shatters, fwiw).
|1 year 40 weeks ago||It's really about one thing||
It's really about one thing to me
If an executive isn't forced to make an ass out of himself then a major opportunity has been missed.
There are pros and cons for each but I would be happy with the prestige that commands the richest apparal contract in the country. Arguing otherwise, about how one is trash or would affect whether or not you would purchase gear or be more or less of a fan, just seems a bit 'Murica' to me.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Behold, the wheel of||
Behold, the wheel of lunch
|1 year 42 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Skynet Global Defense||
Skynet Global Defense Network
Wu Tang LAN
Winternet is Coming
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Best game, at least||
Webber's Country Day squad vs Ypsilanti. Which was in 1990 or 91. Ypsi had a guy named Shannon Williams (?) who was a D1 talent and had the size to match up with Webber. The two big fellas opened the game going shot for shot, first with a dunk each then with matching 3's. That gym was crazy.
The first quarter matched the hype that had been built up and then they decided to let the guards play and CD was a better team. Ypsi made it interesting in the end but Webber was too much. CD won by 1 or 2 IIRC. Ann Arbor community access television replayed that game for years.
Williams had some D1 schools looking and was set for EMU but never did have the grades to ever play in college.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Obviously there isn't one||
Obviously there isn't one great solution otherwise you wouldn't have posted but there are multiple options so with planning you can build a good strategy that comes with options.
With a Roth you can avoid distribution taxes/penalties by planning ahead to only use contribution money to fund college since it will be before age 59.5 (Roth contributions can be pulled out tax and penatly free after a five year holding period). The rest could wait for retirement. This idea does come with inflation risk for those dollars, not to mention the ever rising cost of tuition making those dollars that aren't growing look smaller and smaller every year. The bonus is that earnings buffer your retirement funds when you are ready to take a distribution, which hopefully will be qualified.
There is the Coverdell ESA, which has major contribution limits but can be withdrawn tax free as long as the distribution does not exceed qualified education expenses. That makes this a good supplemental idea to cover what the other plans might not.
The NY 529 makes the most sense, even if you are unsure about whether the kids will go to college, due to the deduction for NY residents. This is the only plan of these three where contributions are deductible.
The Roth can provide a retirement buffer. The Coverdell would be the responsibility of the beneficiary at age 30 if they don't go to school and can be managed to be withdrawn tax free. The 529 provides a deduction and flexibility to choose beneficiaries. Combining a mix of all three alleviates some of the shortcomings of the others. A general idea would be 50-60% 529, 20-35% Roth, and 10-20% Coverdell or some sort of similar mix.
You may even want to keep some in savings until the kids get closer to college age, then max out contributions if you need to (with the exception of the Roth due to the 5 year holding period). Of course every situation is different and if you're managing this yourself then so many plans may seem a bit daunting, but smart planning can go a long way.
Hope this helps. Cheers!
|1 year 47 weeks ago||The Fifth Element||
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Goodfellas||
|1 year 47 weeks ago||The Usual Suspects||
|1 year 51 weeks ago||You are correct in that a||
You are correct in that a traditional plan or any plan that contributes pre-tax dollars is tax deferred. Although you are taxed on ANYTHING that comes out of such a plan (that does not meet the exceptions) whether it grows or loses value. If you lose half your capital or make millions inside a retirement plan it is all taxable at your income rate the year that you make a distribution. Yes, you pay taxes on what you take out but how much it grows or does not has no bearing on the rate at which it is taxed.
My point was that any retirement plan is not subject to capital gains taxes the year in which an investment is sold, as a taxable account would be. You could make a gazillion % on an investment this year, sell it, and as long as you don't take money out of your plan then you pay no taxes...this year.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Not what I said. Read it again.||
Growth of investment is tax free in a roth or traditional and is unrelated the taxes of a distribution in a traditional. You are not taxed on realized gains in either IRA account.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||For tax purposes||
If you realize a gain on an investment for a holding period of less than one year you are taxed at your income rate while gains on a holding period greater than one year are usually taxed at a rate of no more than 15%. In an IRA or retirement plan this does not matter since investments grow tax free.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||First of all it should be||
First of all it should be noted that there is really no investment that is right for everyone. Time horizon, risk tolerance, and expected/acceptable returns should all be taken into consideration.
You said that you have no expected uses for a year, so that's a start. How averse are you to risk? You already said that you want more returns than CD's and MM funds can offer and that is the low end of the risk spectrum. If you can't stand to see your investment lose value or take a long time to see a reasonable return then you may want to stay away from biotech/pharma's that live or die by the FDA's approval process as well as any company directly involved in the production of oil/natural gas. Those are on the risky side of the spectrum but can also see explosive returns if a drug is approved or oil goes back to the $80-100 per barrel range. Dollar cost averaging a sector fund would be a safer way to play energy since no one knows what the price floor is on oil.
You mentioned AT&T. While they do pay a nice dividend for a major company they tend to trade in a channel or range of $31-36 the last few years and is a common stock for those seeking income. It is also nice for dividend growth (think compound interest), a strategy that takes years or even decades to realize a great return.
Midstream (energy infrastructure such as pipelines and outfitting ports) is a relatively safe play as the US is expected to expand its pipelines over the next few years to accomodate the export of domestic energy resources. They also pay a nice dividned. Major players in that industry are Kinder Morgan (KMI) and Enterprise Products Partners (EPD), among others.
If interest rates rise this year or next it will be a winfall for banks and brokers alike. Discount brokers and regional banks will likely see the biggest gains from a rise in rates, but all of the aformentioned will benefit. Investing in a financial sector ETF would not be a bad way to go.
With energy on the cheap some Industrials are attactive, particularly transportation stocks. Airlines were expected to grow before energy got cheaper with most major airlines expanding routes and planes on back order with Boeing (potentially a good play but also tied to the defense and aerospace industries) and Airbus.
Health care is a good long term play (by long term I mean over 1 year) with the baby boomers retiring. HC won't be any less necessary in the future. A sector ETF or mutual fund could be a good play.
Information Tech has been booming the last few years. So much so that some are wondering if another bubble is forming. Diffucult to say but semiconductors have seen excellent performance recently (Intel being the big name but there are many others).
TL;DR: Sectors expected to do well this year are Financials, IT, Health Care. Airlines seem to be a good play until energy goes back up. Midstream is relatively safe with good growth prospects. IT sort of a wild card. Energy is a risk/return type of proposition.
Hope this helps but REMEMBER: Plan your trade and trade your plan, and leave your emotions at the door.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Meh 6/10 needs chili but||
6/10 needs chili
but really thats disgusting
|2 years 19 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Correlation does not imply||
Correlation does not imply causation.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||nvm||
|2 years 20 weeks ago||A different take||
The price at which a stock trades has, or should have, little bearing on how a CEO is perceived with certain exceptions (see Elon Musk). Once a stock prices for an IPO any consideration of how the trading price reflects on a CEO is ill-advised. The trading price is subject to supply and demand and market perception.
In the case of Domino's the $14 IPO price was under the expected price range of $15-17. Why? The company was almost $1 billion dollars in (long term) debt and if everybody knows that you need to make money then you will get low-balled. Simple as that.
Now, does the size of long term debt (the worst kind for a company's stock) reflect on the CEO? Absolutely. Remember though, at that time 65% of Domino's was owned by Bain Capital (Mitt Romney's company) who, at that time, had the power to dictate the direction of a private company. Regardless, the state of Domino's at this time was poor and they needed an injection of capital. That is the biggest indictment on DB.
Is it all on the CEO? Hindsight being 20/20 the answer is no. 2007 saw a beginning to the huge decrease in discretionary spending in the US economy. People were not eating out. Grocery chains then saw their stock prices begin outperform the market in the wake 2008. The fact that the stock price increased after the greatest economic setback of our lifetime does not relfect on the CEO very much. Rather, it speaks to the business acumen of Bain to go public, maintain company with a stable stock price when all others are failing, then take off when the market rebounds.
LET ME MAKE THIS CLEAR. I am not a DB supporter but I am a registered stockbroker. This was meant to provide objectivity, not to support Brandon. Does he have a role in the high amount of debt that forced Domino's hand to go public? Maybe, I don't know. Pobably. One thing that is clear is that this scenario as presented is not really an indictment on the ability of Dave Brandon as a CEO.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Gandalf as Dave Brandon and||
Gandalf as Dave Brandon and Bilbo as Michigan Fans
|2 years 35 weeks ago||But who are his 5 Best||
But who are his 5 Best Rappers of all time?
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Definately read if you've||
Definately read if you've already started. You miss details, some bigger than others, when you only watch the show. The show sometimes glosses over what the books go into detail about and also necessarily omits some material. The show also details what the books only discuss through third parties. At that point it feels as if the show is offering 'extra' content if you've already read.
While most point to book 4 as the weakest of the series, it is likely due to the fact that some of the most important characters are absent. The fifth book has become Martin's best work in my opinion. It is the most intelligent book in the series offering the most compelling character development and moral challenges. However, this was not apparent on the first read due to the sheer size of the book.
I was actually a little disappointed immediately after book five and it wasn't until closer examination and rereads that I realized how much GRRM had grown since the first few books. I actually consider, between books, reading if for a third time. Its that dense that it continues to reward me. Of course there are a series of essays that I attribute to my greater understanding.
They are located here:
(MAJOR BOOK 5 SPOILERS!! DO NOT CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINK UNLESS YOU WANT BOOK 5 TO BE SPOILED) fair warning
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Great episode. I loved it||
Great episode. I loved it even if it took a bit to long to get here.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||True||
The book doesn't come right out and tell you who did it - the book shows you without telling and yes, it's pretty obvious. He might as well have said the name.
|2 years 51 weeks ago||I would stay away from a||
I would stay away from a "good deal" concerning precious metals unless your not talking about the actual price of the commodity and instead referring to commissions or service charges. The price is the price.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||brought to you by beer||
Bluto: Hey! What's all this negativity stuff? Why are you all still bitching around here?
MGoBlog: Let it go. Season's over, man. OSU is gonna drop the big one.
Me: What? Over? Did you say "over"? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when Tacopants missed that block against App. State? Hell no! (...) And it ain't over now. 'Cause when the goin' gets tough...
...the tough get goin'! Who's with me? Let's go!
[runs out of the room alone, comes back]
Bluto: What the fuck happened to the Michigan I used to know? Where's the spirit? Where's the guts, huh? This could be the greatest game of our lives, but you're gonna let it be the worst. "Ooh, we're afraid to go with you Bluto, we might get embarassed." Well just kiss my ass from now on! Not me! I'm not gonna take this. Miller, he's a dead man! Shazier, dead! Urban Meyer...
|3 years 16 weeks ago||I know hindsight is 20/20 and||
I know hindsight is 20/20 and all but here is my take:
Center your offense around a quick hitting short to intermediate passing game to neutralize the down-hill flowing LBs and pass rush. All manor of TE and slot passes would be the focal point (curls, crossing patters, angle routes, seam routes and even some screens. Use option rushing attack with delay and draw run plays to keep them guessing all the while use double moves with more frequency throughout the game to go for the home run later. Make the LBs cover and take them away from the line of scrimmage. You would have a set of high percentage plays that you liked against both zone and man press to use when you thought appropriate.
I know this is easy to say after the fact but I can't help but think of 2006 when Troy Smith and OSU used some of this to neutralize our pass rush and move the chains. What gets me is that today UM was running downfield passing plays that were the equivalent of five step drops and you saw the results.
Edit: yeah, number 1 from the post above me
|3 years 16 weeks ago||STAEE||
The most.....ok the second most STAEE pic
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Jake Butt||
I think that the short to intermediate range passing game will be key to moving the ball. I thought Butt had a chance for a breakout before the AJ Williams suspension, now I think his blocking will be depended upon and he will get a good bit of playing time.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||Have you ever been in a||
Have you ever been in a Turkish prison?
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Snowflake? Gardener seems||
Snowflake? Gardener seems likely to return for his last year of eligibility at this point.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||More Pipkins? If one man can||
More Pipkins? If one man can demand a double team then the other lineman have a 1v1 matchup most of the time and we haven't seen that out of this line.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||I think Henne is a perfect||
I think Henne is a perfect example of this. He showed somewhat surprising speed when he scrambled, which was rare.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||I'm of the mind that Dymonte||
I'm of the mind that Dymonte Thomas will become the starting safety a la Kovacs and Gordon will resume his free safety type position at some point throughout the year. Wilson just hasn't inspired much and that's not a knock on him. Rarely do underclassmen make good safeties. I just think that Thomas is that type of rare player that will demand to see the field.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||The Michigan Athletics||
The Michigan Athletics Network = The MAN Channel. While I would be ok with this, something like MGoBlueTV seems more likely if it were going to broadcast womens athletics.
I'll just go back to my sexist hole in the earth.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Considering what I saw out of||
Considering what I saw out of freshman Nelson Agholor last year, USC will be just fine at WR.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|3 years 33 weeks ago||School budget but...||
I refitted a few years ago and love my r7 superquad. It took me half a season to get the weights right but now that I did I can't imagine using anything else. I have the r7 woods to match.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Just last week a man was||
Just last week a man was arrested for masturbating while riding his bike through the diag.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||>implying||
Hand Peppers Furbush
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Never forget.||
Delany's nuts are likely still in Madison.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||I think the show will attempt||
I think the show will attempt the unenviable task of combining books 4 and 5 in order to maintain the flow of the realm's events. I can't imagine a season without Danaerys, Jon Snow or anyone else in the north.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Season 4 is best season||
I think that season four will be, from start to finish, the best season yet. Splitting the 3rd book in two seasons has given the show the benefit of showcasing some of the best, most world altering events without having to gloss over too much.
The best battles, the most 'fuck yea' moments, and the 'finally' events happen in the 3rd book. It is also the book were whatever you thought might happen, changes, We got a taste of this with Robb this past episode.
I'm not trying to spoil, but to give some encouragement to those still in shock or angered by this show after what we saw tonight.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||I think the Ironborn story||
I think the Ironborn story will/should focus of getting Victarion 'out to sea' if you're picking up what I'm putting down. While still unresolved, him reaching his destination portends to have effects on the storylines of other major characters. Euron is the wildcard, still. I thinks that's vague enough for the non readers.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Yes, I would like some Juju||
Yes, I would like some Juju Smith please. It was just last season that I was complaining about the distinct lack of Frobozz Tamoshanter's on these teams lately. Now with Wilton Speight, Ondre Pipkins, C'sonte York, Mo Ways, and Jabrill Peppers among others, I feel much better about this situation.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Entomology or Etymology?||
At first I was like - iseewhatyoudidthere.jpg
Then I was like - idonotthinkthatmeanswhatyoythinkitmeans.jpg
While voracity is indeed a homonym, entomology is the study of insects and etymology is the study of word origins.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||I refuse to shop at Ohio||
I refuse to shop at Ohio-based businesses when given the choice. For instance, I will not go to Kroger (Ohio company) and always shop at Meijer (Michigan Co).
|3 years 40 weeks ago||So many possibilities with this pic||
Woman in pink w/hat: You ain't so bad
African American man: What do jockeys even eat anyway?
Jaw dropped guy: It's not butter. I still cant believe it's not butter
Guy in background with arms raised: ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED!?!?
'Scream' guy is actually Kevin 23 years later realizing that he left his son Home Alone
Woman in leopard print: I would now have sex with you, little man.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Let us all be reminded of||
Let us all be reminded of what could have been.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Yeah, sorry. I didn't want to||
Yeah, sorry. I didn't want to come across as argumentative. Just that the idea did begin as a trilogy and the reason its not being the gardener style writing of Martin.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||"You may be right, I may crazy"||
Whatever it was planned and for how long is besides the point.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||FYI||
Martin has self-described his writing style as a "gardener" who has a point A and a point B and allows the story to be tended to in order not 'railroad' if you catch my drift.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Since the first part of book||
Since the first part of book 5 contains the characters omitted from book 4 I don't believe that D&D will have any trouble maintaining continuity. They have already proven adept at rearranging characters story lines in order to keep the show fluid. There would, however, be a greater focus on certain parts of the realm but we already see dany or Jon or Stannis missing from whole episodes this season so I don't think it will be a problem.
|3 years 42 weeks ago||I meant at least 8 games||
I meant at least 8 games
|3 years 42 weeks ago||I'll raise the bar||
I will buy the entire Mgoblogosphere a mojito if they don't win 8 games.
|3 years 42 weeks ago||Do yourself a favor and check||
Do yourself a favor and check out nerdwallet.com. You can find a card for exactly what you want.
|3 years 42 weeks ago||Love Drummond. Like Monroe||
Love Drummond. Like Monroe and that's it. The 3 spot is meh and as stated The guards they have are not long term solutions. Look I like Burke on the pistons I just think they have front office questions and lack clear direction.
|3 years 42 weeks ago||Yeah I guess being picked in||
Yeah I guess being picked in the lottery would mean that Burke would still be playing for a lesser team and the pistons don't really have a true point. I see your point but with or without Trey I don't really like Detroit's prospects in the near future so I would rather he go elsewhere.
|3 years 42 weeks ago||I guess you would call coach||
I guess you would call coach funk the BAR-tender
|3 years 42 weeks ago||No, please||
I would rather see the pistons get Oladipo, which would be better for all parties involved.
|3 years 42 weeks ago||Do you even strategy?||
Everyone knows that land-air-sea is the triumvirate of modern warfare so the real question is: when do we get Air Force?
|3 years 42 weeks ago||Who said there were only two?||
While I agree with you and think even posting those acronyms is a bit too far, he hasn't spoiled anything. We should get all we can handle out of this season and however many 'events' take place this season or the next.
|3 years 42 weeks ago||I could be wrong but I disagree||
I've noticed that Martin's writing style in this series usually builds to a crescendo with multiple major events taking place at or near the end of each book.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||yeah the last scene was great||
It was a good scene in the books but perfectly executed in the show. When she begins speaking Valaryian, and the look on her face....just fantastic.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||I spoiled nothing||
The information is the same whether you read the books or not. The difference is the matter of the point-of-view chapters and from whom the information is passed through. I have been vague on purpose.
To add to the confusion, Martin's approach to writing the subsequent books is....non-linear. Making it difficult even for readers to follow certain characters at times. My whole point is that this is a treat for readers who know better, while non-readers would have never known the difference and it is ultimately a testament to the directors.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||This||
|3 years 44 weeks ago||I had to go check and, yes,||
I had to go check and, yes, Theon has zero chapters in the third or fourth books. He is only mentioned in other story lines. Not that he was idle, but this is what I meant by extra content. We don't 'see' this in the books.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Yes, it is. He is The Lord of||
Yes, it is. He is The Lord of house Bolton, one of the stronger and more notable houses of the north. Their banner features a flayed man, as in a man whose flesh has been rend from the body. Def one of the darker houses in westeros.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||IIRC Theon disappears from||
IIRC Theon disappears from the books for a period of time after the events of Winterfell and its ruin. What we are being treated to here with regards to his story is what the directors referred to in interviews as "extra content" that was not featured in the books.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||If Louisville wins I at least||
If Louisville wins I at least get a share of my $1700 office pool, if not the whole shebang. While it would be easy call this a win-win scenario....I need the money. Go Cardinals!
|3 years 48 weeks ago||No mention of RJS. Seeing the||
No mention of RJS. Seeing the logjam at the other LB spots I would think he is a preferable backup to Cam over McCray.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||True, but this was written||
True, but this was written over a year ago when the merits of QE3 were being discussed.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||Not politics, just fyi||
For anyone interested, here are the articles that started this idea. This was ZeroHedge's jab at the Federal Reserve for seemingly unlimited Quantitative Easing. At least, that was my take.
The first comment on the article made me lol.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||So LSU is the setting of this||
So LSU is the setting of this years John L. Smith annual interim coaching extravaganza? Yeah, that popcorn gif.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||Watch the tape||
If you go and watch their highlight vids, I think that you will notice the difference.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||Mostly political/economic/finance||
juancole.com (U of M prof)
|4 years 12 weeks ago||NFL related||
I don't have the points to start a new thread but I thought it may be relevant that Jonas Mouton is getting his first regular season game action since joining the league last year. Best of luck to him.