at least it's not just us?
|2 days 18 hours ago||Unfortunate....||
I dont agree with his views, so I dont listen to him. I also feel bad for him on this. Unfortunate that he got burned. No one deserves that, obviously.
But it does make me shake my head in disgust the way his lawyer quoted up early to the news.
"“He’s a public figure on TV and does the Fox pregame show on Sundays,” Thurswell said. “He also meets with clients. Even today we don’t know if there will be any residual scarring...or hypopigmentation, where a white spot appears instead of normal skin color.”
-From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20131217/METRO08/312170058#ixzz2nliqQ2aj-
Valenti probably deserves some compensation, but the posturing from the lawyer is unneeded in the news story. Yuck.
|5 days 19 hours ago||I certainly see where you are||
I certainly see where you are coming from. To me, the difference here is that the ball went out of bounds. Someone had to make a call, and maybe no ref had a good angle. I can get that kind of call, because there was no option to swallow the whistle if you arent positive that you saw something.
But to blow your whistle and stop play when you dont have to, to me, makes it a bit less excusable.
|5 days 20 hours ago||I am with you here. Often I||
I am with you here. Often I see people on this board talk about "one call shouldn't beat you, play better" or some such comments.
In this case, I feel that it is pretty obvious that one incredibly questionable foul call changed the outcome of this game. Can't blame the players, they played well enough to beat #1.
|1 week 1 day ago||My brother loves this movie||
Are you my brother?
|1 week 1 day ago||Call Me Maybe is a good song.||
Call Me Maybe is a good song.
|1 week 1 day ago||KISS||
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Play action||
Borges has the option of dropping play action.
The run isnt a threat anyway, so why run PA passes most of the damn time, when all it does is force DG to take the extra time and attention to devote to the fake? The last drive, they moved the ball, with no PA passes and pressure wasnt as bad.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||nothing middlebrooks can do.....||
Maybe there is nothing that Middlebrooks can do. But Saltalamacchia could have made a good throw. Middlebrooks' teammate put him in a bad spot, and caused him to obstruct the runner. The runner was caused to stumble by the defensive player. You cant penalize the offense for the catcher's poor throw.
Joyce made absolutely the correct call, and the rule as written is fair toward the offensive team and does not unjustly penalize the defensive team.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||nothing middlebrooks can do.....||
Maybe there is nothing that Middlebrooks can do. But Saltalamacchia could have made a good throw. Middlebrooks' teammate put him in a bad spot, and caused him to obstruct the runner. The runner was caused to stumble by the defensive player. You cant penalize the offense for the catcher's poor throw.
Joyce made absolutely the correct call, and the rule as written is fair toward the offensive team and does not unjustly penalize the defensive team.
|9 weeks 23 hours ago||Dont forget||
Juwan Bushell-Beatty, Michigan OT commit, also plays for Paramus Catholic.
|9 weeks 23 hours ago||You posted it first, I||
You posted it first, I spelled it correctly. I will take a draw, good sir.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Glad||
Happy that I am not the only one that believes that the punt with a minute left was absolutely the right call rather than trying a looooong field goal.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||It was awful||
No reason to delete, it was totally phantom. Not that the guys calling the game would bring it up.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Spencer Brinton||
|16 weeks 1 hour ago||Is it ridiculous that this||
Is it ridiculous that this vid made me want to stand up and hit the wall like it was a blocking sled?
I need a one-man sled for my backyard sometimes. That would be awesome.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah.....||
But the guy is right. He noticed something that everyone else is missing, and is right. He points it out, and someone moderates his post as "overrated". The opinion about replay is up for debate, but the guy pointing out that Segura should have been out is spot-on.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||Folks harp on the kids and||
Folks harp on the kids and their degrees, but finishing the degree will always be there. An extra year of an NBA career is a bit more finite.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||4 starters?||
If we lose 4 of the guys that started the Championship Game, I will crap in my own hand. Tone it down Mr. Doom and Gloom.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||Awesome||
Why thank you, BWW employee!
|36 weeks 5 days ago||With all due respect||
Go piss up a rope! No need for that BS. MONDAY!
|37 weeks 3 days ago||Thanks guys, gotta dodge some||
Thanks guys, gotta dodge some toolbar downloads, but the stream is good.
|38 weeks 3 days ago||Couldn't agree more. It||
Couldn't agree more.
It drives me nuts to see OP's like this. As if offensive players are untouchable angles made of glass, and contact should always be the defender's fault.
How about some offensive players learn a pullup jumper from 8 feet instead of lowering their shoulder and going to the basket, knowing that most of the time the call will be in their favor?
I think that charges should be called more often. If the defender is in a spot, but shuffles his feet just a little, and an offensive player comes barreling down the lane at full speed into the defender, it seems to be that the offensive player had the most to do with initiating contact, right?
And the "restricted area" is silly to me. Why is there a portion of the floor that is exclusively given to offensive players? If the defender is in position, and gets smoked by an offensive player sprinting down the lane, why does it make a difference if his foot is on this line, or just outside it?
For those that say establishing position defensively and using your body to impede progress of an offensive player is just lazy defense, would you say that an offensive player is simply playing lazy offense if he does not avoid the defensive player trying to shoulder block him to the floor?
Do we all understand what the game would turn into if we removed the charge? Offensive teams full of Hulks with a handle, going to the basket like a dribbling fullback, smoking defenders, and a big shot blocker or two on defense desperately trying to avoid all contact with the ball handlers but somehow reach up and block their shot.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||Wow||
This happened about 300 yards from my office. Condolences to those who were killed/injured, and those that lost their homes in the crash.
|41 weeks 3 hours ago||You forgot GRIII. Yeah, I||
You forgot GRIII. Yeah, I know. Not enough minutes to go around. First world problems.
|42 weeks 4 days ago||One and done?||
Wasn't Jamaal Crawford a one and done guy?
|43 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah, its a...||
Slow news day, isn't it?
|43 weeks 6 days ago||Yaay||
I won something!
|47 weeks 1 day ago||Facts||
The Pro Football Hall of Fame's induction criteria specificially states that off-field activities not be considered when voting on inductees.
So yes, he should.
As to whether the criteria should be what it is.....I am a baseball fan above all other pro sports. I loathe what the baseball hall has become, and how it is up to voters to suppose whether or not players used PED's etc.
|47 weeks 3 days ago||nope||
Cant beat someone up for saying Labatt's. Thats what i used to call it. Waaay back when, the label said Labatt's, and the tv ad did as well.
|1 year 4 days ago||"When you see/hear him yell||
"When you see/hear him yell at his teammates because he gets pick pocketed and no one yells to tell him a man's coming behind him --- that's not good. That's a poor attitude"
No, thats asking his teammates to be fundamentally sound. I didnt play hoops to the highest levels, but even I know that if a defender is approaching a ball handler from behind, you call out "wolf" or whatever the teams terminology is to help the ball handler. Obviously it depends on exactly what/how he did the yelling, but I am inclined to not think this is a big deal. I bet if Novak did that a year ago, it would be "leadership". If Stauskas does it now, its "poor attitude".
I did notice him getting pretty upset with the officials. I cant say that I blame him a bunch, as it seemed very one-sided. I dont think that Stauskas was any more upset than Morgan was at times. I did miss the play where he got hacked and didnt get back on defense. He probably does need to get a bit better at shrugging off a poor call, sure. But thats a lot of guys. Beilein players are better than most at hustling and worrying about bad calls later. Nik will get there.
The notion that he was missing shots and that was a cause for him needing to be pulled is a bit off. He is one of the best shooters in the nation, and he was getting good looks. Good enough that Rafferty on TV would be saying "Oh, you cant leave him open". Those threes dont always fall. He missed 3-4 good looks. You dont yank a great shooter for missing a few good looks.
On D, maybe he isnt Gary Payton. Hell, maybe he isnt average. But I simply do not see him as this big giant negative. I promise that nearly anyone being run through 3-4 screens in a row to get their man open is going to play less than flawlessly on D. I would have to go back and re-watch the game to see (and I probably will if I can find it), but I am not sure that the criticism of Stauskas' defense is warranted.
Not saying that Nik had a great game. But outside of not taking great care of the ball by moving a bit too fast on offense, I dont see a reason to be a message board poster composing multiple posts and paragraphs to illustrate the kid's poor play and bad attitude.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Best I could do||
Best I could do
|1 year 12 weeks ago||A point||
Just a quick point, there is no locked fence, and probably no chance to spend the night in jail. You can walk right up to that gate. I took my in-laws photo in the same spot back in May.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Can check on that||
My neighbors across the street are alums and involved in the alumni association. I will try to catch them tomorrow and see if they have any info. I will probably create a thread or diary tomorrow with a few tips for fellow mgobloggers that may be visiting my city this weeked. Some tips on where to park to avoid traffic, some bars, etc.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Yup||
No problem sir. Your backup plan if Mulligan's is crowded is to continue walking NE down SR23 (the street that Mulligan's is on) and trying to find a table at Between the Buns, or Main Street Pub.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Try....||
Mulligan's sports bar. Big ND place, but the owners, Pat and Sue Mulligan are friends of mine. They are true ND fans themselves, but an opposing team's fan is welcome in their place and only teased good-naturedly as long as said opposing fans are chill. The place is within easy walking distance from the stadium, and it has the giant advantage of NOT being the hellhole known as the Linebacker Lounge across the street.
The food at Mulligan's is really good. If you see a big guy running around with a beercan stuck to his forehead and yelling "welcome home", and "as it should be!", go ahead and introduce yourself to Pat Mulligan, a helluva dude.
(source: I am a 13 year south bend resident)
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Call me||
Hey, I just saw you
Make a nice post
But it was shoehorned
You made it, almost.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Tiger fans count this as the||
Tiger fans count this as the 22nd perfecto in history.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||To be fair||
Just to give them credit, or whatever, Notre Dame is pretty consistent at always referring to their athletes by their academic class designation I believe.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||I almost downvoted you for||
Insinuating that anyone who would dare downvote you would be an annoying 14 year old that doesn't like soccer.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||BEAT||
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Nice||
No matter what they tell you in school, simply mentioning a person's race, religion, or ethnicity isn't offensive or insulting. Honest.
Fantastic. This times a million. People getting all up in arms when race/religion is so much as mentioned are tiresome and most of the time simply looking to get someone in trouble for doing so. In this case, the reference to Gottlieb being Jewish is 100% relevant.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Or...||
Or......that guy heard a rumor, but he isnt sure yet if it is solid.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Yeah, im not trying to be a||
Yeah, im not trying to be a jerk, or out her identity if thats not what you want for her, or maybe even not what she wants. I guess thats up to you.
I still simply fail to understand any logical reason to that desire.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Maybe its just me||
Maybe its just me, and I will almost certainly get negged here.....but I dont get why you would give enough information that people could easily google a few teams and schedules to figure out exactly who Megan is, but for some reason not just say in your threads at least which team she plays for.
I dont understand.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||I say.....||
Every June/July this happens. Also, perhaps balloting for the MgoAwards (Team of the year, play of the year, etc.
100+ point users can submit a ballot. Perhaps require a $5 donation to Beveled Guilt, or some charity to cast a ballot.
Call it 75% to get in at any time. The classes are kept smaller-ish by allowing a max of 7 HOF votes on an individual ballot. This way, if there are several no-brainers, you can have a bigger class if the merit is there and voting support is strong and like-minded. If there are a few borderline guys and no really deserving ones, the vote will divide more and you will have a smaller class.
Love the idea of reaching out to any inductees and offering them an opportunity to write a piece for the blog upon inductions.
I would suggest for the first year, not inflating the amount of maximum votes on a particular ballot by a crazy amount. Three times the norm should be sufficient to begin building this hall with the obvious inductees, while also probably leaving some guys for us to debate/induct in future years.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Hah!||
Thought it was just me. Had to clear the cookies.....mmmm, cookies. Brb.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Bring back Chip!||
Bring back Chip!
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Both aqua and trieu tweeted||
Both aqua and trieu tweeted it.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Both aqua and trieu tweeted||
Both aqua and trieu tweeted it.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||At first I was weary of this||
At first I was weary of this post.
(In response to WolvinLA)
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Nice!||
Personally, I wouldnt mind seeing daily reminders on this board. Since this topic first showed up on mgoboard, Coach B has surged from a distant second into first place. The bonus? The guy that was in first (now second) is that coach from Ohio.
Post when you vote, and we get more replies to the thread. More replies mean more people will view the thread, and more people will vote. More votes means we......
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Please vote||
Coach B is currently second in the Midwest region behind Thad Matta. Let the power of Mgoblog be felt, and,
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Thanks!||
Good info here. Took me a 10 minute call, but they took care of me also. Insider for NSD and for Fantasy Baseball prep reading is going to be nice.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Nice||
Tss The sick, the sick the sick fuckin puppies, barkin up your tree..... tss
(probably no one but "no joke its hoke" will get this, but I promise he gets it)
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Great||
Awesome post sir.
And as a clueless freshman inside linebacker in a 5-2 defense back in the summer of 1993, I heard enough "READ YOUR *$&##'in GUARD" to make me laugh out loud when i saw your username.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Agreed||
Totally agree, but reason that Tigers fans get so up in arms is that Tram has been eligible for years, and is not getting much support.
Larkin should (deservedly) get in this year.
Lark was probably better, but Tram is in need of the support for some reason.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Advanced stuff||
Of the top 100 hitters in baseball-reference's ELO rater (attempts to rank the best hitters of all time using a statistical formula), only 4 guys are eligible and are not yet in the Hall. Dwight Evans, Tim Raines, Lou Whitaker, and Alan Trammell.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Nice||
Couldn't agree more. I harp on these 2 guys whenever the discussion comes up.
It is a damn crying shame that Tram doesnt have support while Ozzie Smith got in on his first ballot. Tram should have done a couple of backflips I guess. Oz was a bit flashier with the the glove, but Tram was a damn fine defender also. Smith couldn't hit, while Tram was a dude that was capable of MVP numbers.
Raines. This baffles me. He wasnt the biggest name, but he was an outstanding player. I think that he gets hurt because for the last 8 years of his career, he was not a very great player because of injuries and that causes people to remember him as something less than he was, but he was dominant from '81 to '92. Even with the poor later years, if you take the whole body of work, he should certainly get in.
And here is hoping that Barry Larkin gets in. Great player. But again, if we look at his career numbers, Tram needs to get in also. Very very similar career numbers to Lark.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||ha||
Oh, literal juggernaut.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Uh||
This isn't that bad. Chill bro.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||MUPPETS||
|2 years 5 weeks ago||The beauty of a discussion on a message board...||
is that you do not have to click on the thread if you no longer wish to discuss a topic.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Justified||
I would have been disappointed with no muppets on this one. Huge get for Michigan, and I can't wait for hoops to start (this year and next). Too bad there is no TV for the exhibition tomorrow.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Then I guess I must be much||
Then I guess I must be much have Leyland in low esteem. (Nice) I felt on Friday that this would happen. Not necessarily with Maggs, but somehow I felt Young would get back in.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||now now||
I wouldn't go that far, that guy is legend.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Maybe, maybe not.||
It is either desperation, or the opposite.
Just as plausible an idea is that they were being cautious with Young, and wanted to give him a day or two extra, and that this was the plan all along. Unless you are a Tigers coach or medical staff, you can't say for sure.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||he came back||
You should probably take a break from doom and gloom regarding the Tigers. You seem to be decent at it.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Yeah||
I called that one.
It was pretty obvious what was going to happen. They were unsure whether he would be able to go in game 1, and wanted to get another guy on the roster until Delmon was ready.
I am sure Maggs injury is about as legit as DG's back injury last season, and by that I mean totally legit.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Delmon?||
I had a feeling on Friday when they said that Delmon would not be on the ALCS roster that one of our other OF's would come up lame.
By leaving Delmon off the roster to begin with, they made it possible for him to take a day or two off to let an iffy injury heal, and should one of the other OF's get hurt during the LCS, Delmon could be added to the roster.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Jeffers||
To his credit, after hearing his report on the original freep stretchgate article, I emailed him expressing my displeasure with his re-hashing of Rosenberg propaganda, rather than reporting with more factual information.
He replied very promptly, and while I still didnt like what he had said on the news, he did say that he felt that Rosenberg was "a hack" and that his story was largely fabricated, but even so he had to report on the story and could only quote Rosenberg's allegations.
Crappy ND homer pandering to what the local audience wanted to hear, but at least he gets a bit of credit for calling Rosenberg a hack.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Irish||
I live in south bend, and I know craploads of ND fans. I have never met you, but you are one of the two Irish fans that I wish didnt have to feel the sting of that loss. Thanks for being a classy dude. Good luck to the Irish next weekend.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||fffffuuuuuuuwow||
That beats Manningham with no time left vs PSU. Incredible.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Commuters at ND.||
As a South Bend resident, any time an out of town friend or relative comes for a ND game, I instruct them to use one of the commuter lots. They are much easier than to try to fight traffic near the stadium on game days. Getting away from ND stadium after a game can literally take a couple of hours. Or, spend 15 minutes on a bus and get in your car in a place with no significant traffic and be on your way.
I will probably not soon forget one of these bus rides, after the Sept 13 2008 game where Sam McGuffie teased us with a glimpse of what might have been, and we lost to the Irish in an absolute downpour. That ride to the commuter lot and the short drive back to my house, soaked to the bone, was pretty damn miserable.
But still, if done properly, commuter lots can be nice as long as you aren't trying to host a tailgate.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||The subdivision is in the||
The subdivision is in the very NE corner of St Joe county. Just a few hundred yards from the state line. My wife's co-worker lives 2 streets over.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Shhhhhhhh||
Nothing to see here.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||wow||
What do the rest of us think? I think that you just threw out a wall of text with lots of complaints about players, but zero suggestions on how to replace those guys.
You do not think that the Tigers can win with Raburn or Kelly in the lineup every day, but you do not suggest an alternative. My feeling there is that a playoff team can get by with one or two defensive-minded players whose bats are weak. This allows the Tigers to use Inge and/or Kelly at third base I think. Both of them are rock-solid with the glove at a very important defensive position. As far as Raburn goes, he is a talented hitter but has not performed well so far this year. I think you have to let him figure himself out somehow and hope the bat comes around for him. There simply is not a better option in the organization at second.
I also question your suppostion that the team is capable of winning the division, but has utterly zero chance to even make the World Series. My feeling is that if this team can get into the playoffs, they have a great chance to do well in short series. Verlander, Scherzer, and Porcello form a really good front three. You get JV to throw twice in each series, and he is totally capable of winning a game almost by himself. If Detroit can get 5 wins from him over the course of the postseason, the rest of the pitching staff would need to get 6 wins total. Very doable.
The bottom line is that as a manager, Leyland can only make out a lineup with the players he has, so sometimes he has to go with the best option even if they are not an allstar caliber player. I am sure that the front office understands that it would be nice to add a couple more players via trade, but their pool of minor league talent is not deep enough to do much without gutting the team for years to come. If help comes before the trade deadline, you are probably not going to see a David Wright type acquisition. More likely you would see a lesser prospect dealt for a guy more like a Mark Ellis or something similar.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||You are an.....||
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Denard's ranking||
I peeked at a copy of Steele's magazine today. He has Denard at #22 nationally. FWIW, Cousins was ranked sixth.
I only had a few seconds to read, so I just went ahead and read his "outlook" for Michigan. Reading that outlook has me thinking that this is a BS publication. Two paragraphs of information about previous Michigan players and teams, and one sort of-ish sentence about how he feels the team will do this year. If I wanted a history lesson on teams, I would not be buying a college football preview magazine.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Too far OT||
We are going quite a ways OT here, so I will wrap it up with this post.
I posted on a softball umpire's forum that I belong to, asking this question. Several umpires that responded (guys that call both adult and youth, both fast and slowpitch), agreed with me that not all youth fastpitch softball games are played under the same rule set. Some leagues/tournaments use the USSSA rules, some use ASA rules, etc.
To me, the bottom line is that the USSSA rulebook and ASA rulebook that I linked above are different rulebooks, and have different rules. MOST of those different rules apply for all forms of the game of softball, be it youth, adult, fastpitch, or slowpitch. There are some exceptions where a rule applies to slowpitch ball only, but they are realtively few.
Maybe we will have to agree to disagree, but I have gone ahead and sought the opinions of some people that I know possess a huge knowledge of the game, and they tell me that the youth fastpitch rule set is not universal, so I am going to believe that (and the words printed in the rulebooks) until I have really good reason to think otherwise.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Batter's box||
I am looking at the ASA and USSSA rulebooks right now. My ASA book link is for a 2008 book, but this rule has not changed.
The ASA batter's box is 7'x3'. The USSSA box is 5ft6in x 3'. No? There is no exception or alternate size box for a youth batter's box that I can locate. Is there something I am missing?
Also, the overthrow rules:
ASA Rule 8.5.G
G. When the ball is live and is overthrown or is blocked:
EFFECT: All runners shall be awarded two bases. The award shall be governed
by the position of the runners when the ball left the fielder’s hand. Runners must
return to touch a base missed or a base left too soon. When two runners are
between the same two bases, the award is based on the position of the lead
runner. Once a base runner advances to the next awarded base, the runner
may no longer return to touch any base missed or any base left too soon.
1. When a fielder loses possession of the ball, and the ball leaves live ball
territory or becomes blocked.
EFFECT: Each runner is awarded one base from the last base touched
at the time the ball entered the dead ball area or became blocked.
2. When the ball becomes dead, runners must return to touch a base missed
or bases left too soon if they have advanced, touched, and are a base
beyond the base missed or the base left too soon. Runners must be given
the opportunity to complete their base running responsibilities. A runner
shall not be declared out if a fielder deliberately carries or throws the ball
into dead ball territory to prevent that runner from returning to a base
missed or a base left too soon. Once a runner leaves live ball territory,
they cannot return to touch a missed base or one left too soon.
3. If the ball becomes blocked due to offensive equipment not involved in
EFFECT: The ball is dead and runners are returned to the last base
touched at the time of the blocked ball. If the blocked ball prevented the
defense from making an out, the runner being played on is out.
4. If a base is awarded in error, after a legal or illegal pitch the error cannot
USSSA adds this tidbit that ASA does not have, and nowhere does the rule book make exception for Youth/Adult/Fastpitch/Slowpitch:
1. When a FIRST throw is made by an Infielder trying for a first play,
the award is made from the batter’s and a base runner’s positions at the
time of the pitch
Do youth leagues use a completely different rulebook that is specially written for youth leagues? Because there are rules in the ASA and USSSA books that are different that do not specify that they are only adult or slowpitch rules.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Disagree||
Unfortunately, this is incorrect. At least in softball, rule sets for ASA, NSA and USSSA vary greatly. Batter's box size is an easy one. USSSA uses a different size box than the others. Also, in ASA slowpitch play, if the batter has a 2 strike count on him and hits a foul fly ball that a fielder catches in the air, runners may tag up and advance. In NSA, if a fielder catches a foul fly ball on a 2 strike count, the play is dead and runners may not tag and advance. The amount of bases awarded on an overthrown ball is another difference that comes immediately to mind. Yet another is how the double safety base at first base is treated after the initial play at first.
There are many, many differences in those rule sets.
On to the OP. 100% certain, no doubt about it, this is a foul ball. If the ball is touched over foul territory before it passes first or third base, the ball is foul. In this case, the ball does not have to touch the ground foul. In this case, the foul line acts as an imaginary vertical plane, much like the goal line in football.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Post it||
I would like to try. Go ahead and start a thread.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||Avitar?||
|2 years 35 weeks ago||Win||
You win mgoblog for the day. Very well done.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||Maybe im wrong here. Cant||
Maybe im wrong here. Cant find any online source to back up my brain. Screw my sub-standard memory.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||Maybe not||
Actually, didn't Sims redshirt his freshman year? If so, I think that would mean he could not have played another sport this year, since this would be his 6th year in college.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||Free Throws||
Nevermind, i misread ya
|2 years 40 weeks ago||Is that a giant-size heisman||
Is that a giant-size heisman statue in Minecraft?
|2 years 40 weeks ago||Yeah||
I think you are right. Bellingham is the northernmost city of over 50k residents in the continental US, and I cant come up with any other schools further north.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Coincidentally....||
How odd is it that I just so happened to come across this same pic while surfing the net and reading about sturgeon two days ago?
|2 years 51 weeks ago||My neg is because of your||
My neg is because of your blatant ripoff of the old username "Bend it like Gingell". If you are that guy, I will un-neg you.
|2 years 51 weeks ago||No, but I do favor them over||
No, but I do favor them over the'other' fab five of Conlan/Mitchell/Ward/Baston/Taylor by a hair.
Oh, and this year there are 6. Can't forget Smotrycz.
|2 years 51 weeks ago||Nice, but||
Are we going to be able to have a JV team also? Not sure a hoops roster is big enough.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Sitting in front of my 55||
Sitting in front of my 55 inch plasma alone. Just cannot watch big M football games in the presence of others, under the risk of them wanting to speak to me about anything, including the game. 100% concentration on the game.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Agree||
Couldn't agree more. I paid for a basketball game once on BTN.com and it was flat-out horrible. I would get a still image every 4-5 seconds, and then another still image after that. There was a thread on Mgoboard that had at least a half-dozen other people reporting the same thing.
I contacted BTN.com about a refund, and was refused. They insisted that the problem had to be with my computer ( I tried 3 different PC's) and would not refund my money. That was the last time I will give BTN.com a nickel of my money, and I would not discourage others from making the same decision.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||I agree. I am a longtime||
I am a longtime member, even longertime reader, and I have very few points to my name.
Raising point limits to post actually culls out the people best-suited to not make ridiculous posts; those that could post, but choose only to do so when they have something that they really feel is worthwhile to add to the discussion.
There is a lot of dumb going around lately, and something could stand to be done so this place does not turn into mlive or something similar. The suggested solution just is not the right one IME.
P.S. Alternately, if any mod/Brian decided to award me a couple thousand mgopoints for being selective with what I post instead of jumping into every thread to gain points, I would be fine with that solution, because let's face it, it's all about me. If I had tons of points, I might agree with the solution given.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||+1||
A plus 1 to you sir. The MSU side of that line is going to catch a lot of action.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Damons||
Damons would be OK. More family oriented than most sports bars probably. Ate there and watched some other games after the Umass game and had a good time.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Here||
Meijer, Dunham's, Mden. Mden.com is your internet hookup.
You need to learn to google like Mr. Ross though, not tough to find.
oh, and Frrrrrrunkis! to you sir.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Contract||
No news. Havent heard today's show yet, I will check it out tomorrow. But as of now, checking wackbag and the various show twitters, no official news. Lots of people want to think they are signed, and the whole thing is a bit, but I tend to be a panicky pete and dont really believe that they have signed.
That said, I have heard a few things said on teh show that make me feel hopeful.
Another off-topic thing about yesterday's show, is that they talked about how Antholini was several years ago now, and how "that time is a mother f'er". First time that time being a mother f'er has really gotten to me. That time is indeed a mother f'er.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Thought I was on wackbag||
I normally check these boards when I get home, and then on to others, including Wackbag (but I dont post there, just lurk). Saw O&A here, and was confused for a second.
Anyhow, OnA rock, Stern is alright, but not as good as the bbbboys.
The whole part where Burr brought up Denard and they talked about it was cool, but when they meandered into talking about the Big House, and how incredibly huge it is, Opie made some pseudo-inspirational remark about stadiums only being as big as our imaginations or something, that was the best part of the segment IMO. Op will catch hell for that douchey comment for a while.
Oh yeah, Chip Chipperson rules.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Eh||
I read the entire OP. The fail is mine.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||The guy that calls himself||
The guy that calls himself "Grammar Nazi" writes "any worst". Epic fail my friend.....
|3 years 14 weeks ago||ReallyD.||
Really had to restrain myself from breaking my hand on the wall after the 95 yard TD. If my kid was not in the room, I would be fighting game traffic to try to get across SB to the hospital right now.
|3 years 15 weeks ago||Shanked PAT||
The shanked PAT was 100% on the holder (didn't catch who it was). You could see him on TV receive the snap, put it down, and then move it to the left (looking from the endzone) about 6-10 inches, and replace it on the ground.
That shank was not on Gibbons. His foot would have been in the right place, but he wound up kicking the side of the ball because of the phantom hold.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||South Bend resident here||
Someone brought up abysmal traffic. If you are looking to get in your car and move right after the game, you are gonna be paddling upstream. Shit gets real bad real quick. There are two ways to combat this.....
1. Take the bus. For like two bucks you can take a roundtrip public transportation bus from several sites around Metro SB to the game. The ride takes about 10 mins or so each way, but it gets you to your vehicle and out of the horrid traffic fast. I recommend catching the bus at Town and Country shopping plaza on McKinley and Logan in Mishawaka.
2. Park in the $10 lots on the corner of State Rd 23 (Notre Dame Ave) and Eddy St. You will have about a 15 minute walk to the stadium, but you can get out of town fastest this way. When you get back to your car, just head south through town to the US31 bypass. 98% of football traffic stays concentrated on the north side of town and around the Indiana toll Rd. If you park in these lots, you can pretty much head freely through town to 31, which is a freeway that will link you with good roads heading in whatever direction you need. About a 30 minute detour, but way better than taking 2-3 hours to get to the toll road entrances.
If you want a bar, skip the Linebacker. The place is all iconic and crap, but it is an extreme DUMP. Try Mulligan's down the street. They are obviously a big ND bar, but I hang out there a couple times per week, and the owners make sure I don't take too much crap for being a rival fan. If you are eating, try the burger that uses two grilled cheese sandwiches instead of a bun.
As far as being a rival fan goes, ND fans are not too hostile. Tailgating is a good time. The lots south of the stadium are the easiest to prowl.
The ND band and crap is cool I hear, but I don't get into bands and such, so I have never taken the time to check it out.
Any other specific questions, leave a message and I will try to remember to check back.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||I cannot stand mat ball. Get||
I cannot stand mat ball. Get an ump that knows the strike zone and play for real. In mat ball, a good pitcher can hit the mat for "strikes" without the ball ever crossing the plate.
If you don't know the strike zone, any part of the ball must cross over any part of the plate (the 'black' is not part of the plate), and it must at the same time have part of the ball be above the bottom of the batter's front knee, and have some part of the ball be below his back shoulder. The pitch must also meet all qualifications of a legal pitch (which also applies with the mat strike zone).
|3 years 16 weeks ago||It is funny that leagues all||
It is funny that leagues all over are taking measures to protect against batters "hitting middle" on pitchers (halo rules, pitching screens, automatic outs for hitting within X feet of the pitcher), but they cling to the 1-1 count. I hit the lines for doubles a lot, but if I am trying to pick the 3b line and hit one foul, the next pitch is going up the middle. Start with an 0-0 count and I bet you would see fewer guys shooting middle.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||ASA uses the 11 inch ball||
ASA uses the 11 inch ball too. Rule 3.3.F.2
|3 years 16 weeks ago||http://www.softballfans.com/f||
Great forum for softball rules questions. I post there under RDD15.
I play and ump ASA only. Not sure about NSA, USSSA, ISA, WSL (or any other association) rules, but.......
ASA rule 3.3.F.2 states that women should hit the 11 inch ball in coed and women's-only slowpitch play. Local leagues may change this up, but the 11 inch ball is the standard for ASA which is the largest sanctioning body for softball in the U.S..
|3 years 17 weeks ago||Difference||
While it does really differ from brand to brand, normally a scotch will be earthier and smokier, while a bourbon is woodier and sweeter.
That is a generalization. The factors that make the difference are that scotch is normally barley based, while most bourbons are corn based. The higher temperature and first-use barrels give the bourbon the woodiness and sweetness that the cooler scottish temps and once-used barrels give the scotch. The smoky flavor in a scotch comes from the peat used in cooking the mash.
One thing that is misleading about scotch vs bourbon is the length of time the whisk(e)y spends in the barrel. Because of the temperature difference and the barrels being second-use, scotch needs to be aged for a longer amount of time in order to get similar result. Kentucky bourbon ages a lot faster than scotch does. So a 12 year old scotch may have aged as well as a 6 year old Bourbon.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||Knob Creek||
I have never tried it, but a buddy of mine is all about Four Roses lately.
I generally prefer Canadian Whisky actually. Canadian Club 12 year blows Crown Royal out of the water if you aren't concerned with the pretty purple bag.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||5. Apocalypse Now 4.||
5. Apocalypse Now
3. Private Ryan
1. Band of Brothers
Band of Brothers is a miniseries, but it works as a (long) movie. Great. great story, and the fact that it is very historically accurate makes it even better.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Well||
A week later, this seems to be gaining traction. Chicagonow.com has some words on it here:
The claims in that post mirror the details that I had heard, but had not posted here.
Of course, the article that I just linked above references this thread as a source, so who knows?
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Yeah||
I am not hanging my hat on this one, but figured I would pass along what I was hearing. From what I heard, tomorrow is the day it comes down if it comes down.
Irish, are you also hearing something about a local news anchor?
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Question||
He Formerly, I saw a Formerlyanonymous on Morgan Ensberg's blog a while back. Was that you?
|3 years 35 weeks ago||BTN.com stream||
I forked over a couple of bucks this past winter on a basketball game from BTN.com, and will never do so again. The quality of the stream was completely unacceptable, as was their customer service response when I emailed them.
There were many many posters in a thread on this board talking about how poor the stream was, but all that btn.com customer service could suggest to me was that it was an issue on my end, and that I should restart my computer, modem etc. I was able to stream espn360 that night, but btn.com insisted that the reason I was getting 3 seconds of stream and then never ending buffering was not their problem.
I can't say enough how much I recommend my fellow mgoreaders to go spend that $3 on something else, and just watch the game at 8 on BTN TV.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||This guy wins||
Teach them fundamentals.
"You are what your record is." Really?
As a youth sports coach, you are what your kids are when the become varsity players in high school at the earliest. You might be able to outscheme some other teams, but the teams that have kids that have learned good fundamental football will beat you. Don't waste half of your practice time trying to teach kids a complicated scheme. Teach them how to execute the basics.
It is nice to win at any level, but you sound like you might be taking the 11-13 year old team's won-loss record a bit too seriously. Focus on the long-term. It is what is best for the kids.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Tigers dream||
Perkins waitresses, or angry Viking broads chasing them with a 9-iron.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Well||
I am a fan of the "geezer rock" genre, but not The Who in particular. That said, Ghost of Bo has it right. It might not be ideal to run some 60 year old guys out there, but if you look at the music made for the last 30 years, not much of it holds up and has mass appeal at the same time.
Current pop artists have lost most males 30 and over because of the pure awfulness of it. I have zero desire to watch Jamie Fox sing "Blame it on the Alcohol" using Autotune to sound worth a crap. This autotune thing is the downfall of music. Now you just need the image and half-assed talent because if you arent a great singer, autotune can fix you.
Look at the duet that Stevie Nicks did with Carrie Underwood at the Grammys. Stevie blew that little girl off the stage, because there wasn't any autotune around to make Underwood's so-so voice sound like it does on her studio recordings.
Hey Super Bowl- Get Zeppelin to reunite next year for your halftime show, and you will actually have lots of people tuning into the game just for halftime.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Don't you mean....||
I once was the best at what I did, beating all of the competition at what I did.
The second best guy at my company was younger than me. He was pretty capable, but not quite as successful as me. He was thinking about leaving for another company, so the suits at our company promised him my job in 5 years if he stuck around. I decided to be loyal to the company and take on a lesser role when those 5 years were up.
So after five years rolls around, the company is surprised to find me still the best in the business. But there is a contract in place to give the other guy my job, so he gets it. The problem is, after half a year the company realizes that we are no longer as successful as we used to be under the old situation.
The company decides that it will be best suited to cut the other guy loose and elevate me back to the top spot. Me, not being a total dummy decided that having the top spot again is fantastic for my career, so I accept the offer to take it again.
Seriously, I think that Conan is funnier than Leno, and I enjoyed his show more. But people blaming Leno for "taking" Conan's show away is misinformed and silly.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||Really?||
Incredibly unoriginal. Incredibly narrow-minded.
Seriously this is perhaps one of the very worst posts I have ever seen on this board.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||Dont forget||
Do not forget that NBC kind of put the screws to Leno as well, pushing him out while he was still #1 in the ratings, and not exactly asking to be bumped to the lesser-desired time slot.
From my understanding, several years ago when Conan's contract was up with NBC and he was considering going to another network, part of the deal that NBC struck with him was that in 2009, he would be given the Tonight Show gig, otherwise he would be free to leave NBC and would also be owed either 40 or 50 million dollars in severance (I have heard both figures).
It seems as if the NBC execs were betting that Leno would ready to hang it up by 2009, but that didn't happen. It should also be made clear that while Leno was gracious about giving up the Tonight Show spot, he was not necessarily happy about it.
I would hate to see Leno (or Conan for that matter) bashed over this situation. To me, it was the execs at NBC bungling the situation that caused the trainwreck that is currently going on. In '05 they made a deal with Conan that painted them into a corner, and in '09 when that corner started getting tight, they got greedy and wanted to save the millions they would owe Conan if they didn't give him the Tonight Show, and they made what appears to be a mistake by taking Leno off the Tonight Show in the first place.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||And||
I have a hard time believing Joe Dumars' son is hurting for the scholarship money. If he is a 2 star, most likely he wont be in the NBA, so its probably all about the degree.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Hypocrisy?||
I am no Dantonio hater. I respect him for being a solid guy, and probably a good coach. Kudos for him for suspending the players that made a poor decision.
But..... "the rape of an innocent woman by a Michigan football player" is a quote from you Dr. Worm. Then in the same post, you call others ridiculous for casting judgment when they do not know the facts.
So everyone, Dr. Worm is either:
A. The innocent girl that got raped by a Michigan player, because she would certainly know the facts.
B. The rapist Michigan player.
C. Full of shit and hypocritical for spouting his "ridiculous" mouth off when he is not certain of the "facts".
I think that before and after this thread, we pretty much all would bet the farm on C.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||thee1jersey||
An Mgopoint to your original post for it's true-ness, and an Mgopoint to your other post for Nightman.
You are a master of karate, and friendship to everyone.
|4 years 5 weeks ago||Also||
I dont have the Mgopoints to start a thread asking, but can anyone that does start a thread asking for streams of the hoops game?
|4 years 5 weeks ago||agreed||
Yeah, it sounds exactly like a Sparty. And it kills me, but the reality of it is.......Gimme some hoops!
|4 years 5 weeks ago||The TV argument......||
And this one should be nationally televised on ABC, right? No reason people shouldn't be able to see it somehow.
I am in for the no-liveblog for OSU movement. Can't hurt anything.
|4 years 5 weeks ago||Sagarin||
I have to say that the Sagarins are a pretty crude indicator for individual games. That predictor does not take into account how two teams match up with each other, rather moreso how they match up against the rest of the nation.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||Totally agree||
I am not riding the RR bandwagon per se, but there are two ways that you can look at a poor record. #1 is to make excuses as to why you had the poor record. #2 is to say "we aren't good enough".
I prefer option #2 and then taking steps to improve.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||Awful||
This is not second-guessing, because I complained about it before the ball was snapped on that pay. Poor decision by the coaches. These two years and the results are starting to wear a bit thin.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||Maker's Mark||
|4 years 6 weeks ago||Starters||
|4 years 6 weeks ago||Nope||
There is not a scoreboard or clock, but I could deal with that if not for the awful stream quality. With it jumping around like a mother, it makes a clock and scoreboard even more essential than normal because you don't know what happened in the 30 seconds you just missed.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||well||
All other applications were closed, and it was totally unwatchable for me. Like the other poster said, I was unable to get the feed for more than 5 seconds without it lagging to a stop. 360, netflix, etc run some high quality video just fine on this machine so I feel that it is not an issue on my end. I am trying to send an email to the btnnet.com support, but that doesnt seem to work worth a damn either.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Mine||
Took about 2 weeks for me to get my invite. I just used a variant of my name.
No one ever calls me through that number though, fun trick to have people dial it, but everyone uses my regular number.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Current||
I think he is simply talking about current NFL players...
I mean seriously, who could leave Mercury Hayes or Tyrone Butterfield out of the equation if it were all-time.
|4 years 9 weeks ago||Yeah||
My neg agrees with Turbo.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Going for 2||
The thought of trying for 2 flashed through my mind at the time, but I was fine with taking it to OT, and I am not going to go back and second-guess the coaches. That isn't fair. I was fine with it at the time, and "at the time" is all that the coaching staff got to make the decision.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Zoltan?||
I don't think that you can pin it on Mesko. I am not a Rodriguez hater at all, but the call to even give Mesko the option to run goes through the head coach. If you give a player that option, you cannot fault the player for making a read one way or the other, especially when it is not within his normal role.
I believe that backed up that far in your own territory, you either have to send your punter out strictly to punt the ball, or you send your offense out to run a play that has a better chance to succeed than the punter-keeper.
Hell, put Tate out there with the same run-punt option and you are in much better shape.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Tacopants||
No way. Tacopants plays for the Lions now. He was out with an injury last week obviously.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||This is why||
I took henne in the last round of all 5 of my fantasy leagues.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||Cool weather.....||
|4 years 12 weeks ago||Captain Morgan||
Captain is fine, but save a couple bucks and buy Sailor Jerry instead. Costs less, tastes the same, and is higher proof by a good margin.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||My $.02||
I didn't even read the football portion of the analogy, so I won't comment on the overall usefulness of the comparison.
I will pose the argument that the player in scenario #1 should probably not call in all scenarios. In a scenario where he has more money on the table than the two guys that pushed in front of him, and depending on how much guys still to act behind him have in front of them, I think that most often he should be re-raising all-in for any remaining money he has with KK. Guys in position behind him might be getting a good enough price with 3 others all-in in front of them to take a shot with any pocket pair. With KK he may not be able to raise enough to price them out of the pot, but in a cash game you need to press this advantage and get as much money in the pot as you can when you have the most favorable odds to win it.
Scenario #1, the play is not to call, it is to re-raise.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||I have a 360||
That said....if anyone has a PS3 that they want to trade for my 360, let me know. The BluRay, free online, built in wireless, MLB The Show, and the fact that my brothers both have PS3's are the reasons that I want to switch.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||No way was it accidental||
He dove in on purpose. The arms in the air say it all. If his momentum had carried him in accidentally, then he would have been doing something with his arms instead of leaping up and swan-diving.
My wife and I laughed our butts off at the moron and watched it several times on the DVR.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||wow||
F your life.
That is an unacceptable situation that your are required to remedy before the next game.
Seriously. I am not kidding. Overruled by the wife so your kid can watch a show about F'ing penguins? And the kid is old enough to read and write? Teach the kid a lesson in patience for 3 damn hours, and if your wife protests, you overrule her.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Yup||
I couldn't agree more.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Not even close||
2009 was way better. In '06, I was at the game, tailgated my ass off, and had a great time watching our guys dismantle ND's hopes and dreams. The ND fan buddy that went to the game with me leaving to go back to the tailgate at halftime was awesome too.
But this one means so much more. Not only did we beat an ND team that had lofty goals, we did so in a spot where we really needed to come up with a signature win, and it eased my mind to see our Freshman QB shine under pressure.
Not only that, I HATE Jimmah. I have met both Jimmah and Quinn in person, and Quinn was not a complete A-hole, unlike Jimmah, who is a typical hardass wannabe punk.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Dan LeFevour of CMU||
Tate is probably a bit more advanced than LeFevour was as a true Freshman. But the comparison is pretty close I think.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Yeah||
Looked to me like it was tipped.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Refs||
My ND alum sister in law left something on my facebook praising Tate and bitching about the refs. Seriously, what calls did the refs blow in our favor? The thing that Millen was bitching about on the final kickoff and time coming off? Was pretty obvious to me that the KR touched the ball. Other than that, I see nothing that they can really complain about.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Well||
Depends on the time of day. If it is a noon kickoff, I do Jager Mary's. Bloody Mary with Jager instead of the vodka. Sounds nasty, is very tasty.
After noon or so, I stick mostly with beer.
|4 years 15 weeks ago||signed papers||
The signed papers from each athlete seem pretty slam-dunk to me.
|4 years 15 weeks ago||it will be||
Odoms on a 72 yard punt return.
|4 years 16 weeks ago||Your welcome||
I am a bit biased, as I am a liquor salesman and one of the brands I represent is Jager. But I still stand by it as my morning drink of choice. I was introduced to it last year at the Purdue/Notre Dame game (I unfortunately live in South Bend) where Jagermeister co-hosted a giant tailgate with my company.
I recommend Zing Zang bloody mix. I don't sell it, but that is the best I have had. Red Eye makes some uber-hot bloody mixes if you can handle it (I cant).
|4 years 16 weeks ago||Jager||
Bloody Mary, but substitute Jager for the vodka. Sounds awful, but trust me, it is daaaaamn tasty.
On the food end, I like brats (single stripe of mustard represent) and burgers. Donut burgers are ideal for early morning festivities. Hamburger patty with a couple donuts as a bun.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||If it helps.....||
The ratio of Stanley Nickels to Schrute Bucks is the same as the ratio of unicorns to leprechauns.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||bad replies||
replied to the wrong post
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Mine`||
My Tiger Allstar predictions are:
Cabrera is my third first baseman behind Teixeira and Morneau, but Cabrera gets in because he is one of the top dozen hitters in the AL this year. This selection is sketchy though, as Kevin Youkilis might get in as the starter through fan voting, and there will not be 4 1B AL allstars. So Tiger fans, vote TEIXEIRA!!!
Granderson is clearly not having the year that Torii Hunter is having as an AL CF, but I give him the slight nod over Baltimore's Adam Jones as the CF backup.
Verlander is in easily, as is Jackson.
Porcello misses as a SP because there are several other guys (Grienke, Halladay, King Felix, Verlander, Weaver, Beckett, Sabathia, Millwood, Jackson, Beuhrle, Saunders, and several others) that probably have better numbers.
Rodney misses because even though he has not blown a save, ERA is going to figure in more prominently than blown saves I think. Normally 4-5 relievers go, and I see 8 guys that have a solid case to be chosen over Rodney.
Inge is the guy that I am torn on. Probably my favorite player, but I think that Evan Longoria's numbers pretty much put him in as a lock. Inge and Chone Figgins are the next two guys to consider. Offensively, Figgins has the speed and batting average, Inge has the pop. Inge wins defensively, but both are solid. I would take Inge, but I have a suspicion that he gets overlooked here.
Yaaay, another Mgopoint.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||my turn||
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Uh oh||
My IP originates from South Bend. I am surely no Domer, but I guess I am screwed.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||I guess||
I guess that I just want to express my general dislike for the points system. I have been a member of the board for quite a while now, I participate in the liveblogs for almost every football game, and try to make all of my contributions relevant and non-idiotic.
The issue here is that I do not tend to feel the need to inject my worthless 2 cents on every thread in existence on the board. If others say what I feel like I need to say, then I let it be and do not clutter the thread with a veiled "+1" post. However, now if I do feel that I have information or an opinion worth sharing, even though I have probably filtered myself more than most posters from posting a crap thread, I am unable to share the information or opinion that I finally feel is worth sharing.
The trouble with this system is that it encourages n00bs to "grind posts" so that they can fully use the board. I know that there is not an easy solution, but I believe that this new system is a regression from the old one.
Magnus, I really like your line of thinking generally, and I hate to not have a better solution to the issue than my "new system stinks, bring back the old one" idea. However, that is where I am at. Maybe once I get enough points from spewing posts out with a little less restraint, I will feel differently.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Grievance||
Cripes, Swede. That first paragraph probably could stand to be made into two paragraphs. Go back to CMU ya scrub.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Well,||
I did not, do not, nor will I ever be a student at the University of Michigan. However, awful spelling and grammar annoy me. Writing somewhere above a third-grade level makes things a hell of a lot easier to read.
Kinda shoots holes in your OP, doesn't it?
|4 years 39 weeks ago||yessssss||
|4 years 39 weeks ago||Best Buy||
Their cable markup IS insane. I happen to have a guy that will hook me up with his employee discount. RocketFish HDMI cables that retail for $65 run my guy $6.
I am fortunate enough that I will be able to watch the game at home. If for some reason I couldn't, I would just go to the bar rather than deal with watching on a possible shaky internet connection.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||Hmmm||
I am all for Kate Beckinsale suspended in chains, and Nickelback being vanquished. As long as Nickelback is not doing a single thing besides showing up and being vanquished.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||ugh||
|4 years 41 weeks ago||basketball, if we must :)||
11th seed does seem a little bit low. I think a lot hinges on where we finish in the conference tourney. If we win one, we should be somewhere around 10 or 11. If we can win two, I can see us as high as 7. If we win the whole tournament (unlikely, I know), can we get to a 5 seed?
|4 years 41 weeks ago||Offensive||
Offensive is in the eye of the beholder sir. Nearly everything that can be written can be or will be offensive to someone on this great big planet. If you start censoring things that offend people, then you eventually will run out of things that you CAN post.
Honestly, it offends me that people are offended about things like this. Does that mean that you saying that you are offended should be censored also? Not at all.
I have beliefs about religion, but I also have a very very strong belief that people should be able to disagree amicably, even about religion.
|4 years 41 weeks ago||Yeah||
|4 years 41 weeks ago||do we||
do we need to get our shorts in a wad every time someone claims that they believe (insert religion here) is something we do NOT agree with?
Arguments for or against any or all religions should not be offensive toward people. If you disagree with my opinion, it does not make me an asshole. It makes me a guy that has different beliefs than you do.
Some websites ask their members/posters to refrain from religious discussion. In those cases, that is the choice of the webmasters, and should be respected. But if the webmaster does not ask or require that, then there is no reason that a discussion about religion should not take place any more than an apples vs. oranges discussion should not take place.
|4 years 41 weeks ago||Curious||
Is this ban on people's religious opinions a Brian Rule, or a Guy Who Doesn't Matter Rule?
If it is a Brian Rule, I will respect Mr. Cook's wishes. Until then, chill.
|4 years 41 weeks ago||Am I crazy?||
I might be nuts, but I would rather have Henne than Cutler, especially for the price it will cost. Wait, I am not a Lions fan anymore. Screw those guys.......pleasegethenne
|4 years 41 weeks ago||Liveblog vote||
I voted yes on the liveblog, because superstition is silly. But for the record, I really wanted to vote Coner.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||It is rumor status||
Call this rumor status, but Jimmah going to student court because of a supposed theft of a bicycle of another student after a practice in the summer of '07 got swept under the rug nicely.
I got that from a local sportswriter that was not allowed to put it in his newspaper.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||permission||
Don't ask, just do. Hell, I did.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||update for the lazy!||
Cleveland State at Butler--This one didn't mean much, but Butler won. We need Butler to win the Horizon League tourney.
Notre Dame at Uconn--Uconn wins. Barring a miracle, ND is out. Great result for us.
Arizona at Washington--Washington wins. Good for us.
Duke at Virginia Tech--Duke wins. Good for us.
LSU at UK--LSU wins. Good for us.
Ohio State at Purdue--Purdue wins. Good for us.
Temple at Dayton--Dayton wins. Temple is probably out now, but I think a Temple win would have been slightly better.
Utah at BYU--BYU wins. They are probably in for sure now. Too bad.
Texas at Oklahoma State--12 minutes to go, OSU ahead by 13. We want a Texas comeback.
Nebraska at Kansas State--Not started.
USC at Stanford--Not started.
Pretty decent day for us so far. In my opinion though, we pretty much control our own destiny. 2 more wins (including the B10 tourney) is what it will take.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Well||
I am not superstitious, and I frequent the hoops liveblogs, but even I am a bit wary of liveblogging these last 2 games....
|4 years 42 weeks ago||wow||
Chrisgocomment's post here is dumb and he has no clue. How can this list not include CONER!
Seriously Chris, get a clue. Your post shows that you know nothing about anything ever.
And no Tebow? No list is ever complete without that guy.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Question is||
Do any of those kids you know happen to be football players that start? Or basketball, or even baseball?
I remember in High School hearing from an uncle of mine that he heard our star center in hoops was an arrogant prick, but it couldn't have been further from the truth.
I think you have to take into consideration the "clique" that the kids making these claims runs with. People tend to get jealous of athletes in high school, and things like this can be fabricated.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Bad Seed and Hole in the Head||
Sounds like this kid can bring both of those aspects to the table!
|4 years 48 weeks ago||Actually||
I like his Curtis Granderson call. But his basketball work makes me want to vomit acid.
|4 years 48 weeks ago||My opinions||
Went to my first game at Crisler since '96 or '97 this past Sunday. Some of my thoughts on points discussed in this thread.
1. The PA guy does indeed suck. I love him at Tigers games, but he doesn't do it for me basketball-wise. The "two for Blue", "and free throw makes 3" etc is overkill. Not a big fan of this guy.
2. Some of the promotions need to go. Students on trikes, a dance cam, "WHO WANTS A T-SHIRT"??? Focus more on basketball. Get some students trying to make 3 pointers, etc. If you are going to do a "WHO WANTS A T-SHIRT" thing, fine, but get an on-court emcee with a mike so you don't make your PA guy look like a moron.
3. The piped in music doesn't bother me. Just not Zombie Nation. I personally hate that thing. The pregame intro and video was kind of cool in my opinion. Maybe something like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5j0ovBOTRQ&feature=related with current players would be even better.
4. The student ticket situation would piss me off if I were one of you folks that paid for them.
5. The band is great, but I dont think they need to be the sole source of music in Crisler. Maybe if they had a little more variety. I heard "Temptation" once, but no HWC. Temptation should be busted out more often, and HWC should be played at least once.
On a side note, does anyone know which song is played as the team comes out of the locker room? It was played right before TI's "Bring 'em Out". I work for a minor league baseball team, and we currently use "Bring 'em Out", but I would like to maybe have something new this year.
|4 years 48 weeks ago||About the "oldsters" not being loud, etc||
The Iowa game last weekend was my first at Crisler since the mid-90's. I sat up in the nosebleeders behind the M bench. I dont know about the other side of the arena, but our area was fairly active, and I remember several times that the section got on its feet, including when CJ Lee started diving around for loose balls with a 20 point lead. I hadn't been to a home game in years, but I wasnt upset with crowd participation (for a game that was mostly a blowout).
I have other observations, but I will reply to the main post with them.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||uh huh||
|4 years 50 weeks ago||bj-ask you||
What BJ said.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||Doubts||
Assuming that the rule that applies in football that prohibits players from transferring from a Big 10 school to another Big 10 school, and receiving a scholarship at the new school*** applies across all sports, I am going to doubt that this kid winds up Blue.
***See "Justin Boren goes to Columbus"
|4 years 51 weeks ago||fair enough||
That is fair then. I have an opinion of him based upon information that you have not seen.
That opinion is not going to change. However, other than that double-standard (which was enough to put me on Mgoblog exclusively as a poster), he does a decent job.
|4 years 51 weeks ago||Jay||
My opinion regarding him really has nothing to do with his "anti-Rodriguez lean". My problem with him is that he expects his posters to live within his posting guidelines, unless of course the poster in question is himself. He has a huge double-standard going, and that irks me.
If you are going to put up rules for everyone to follow when posting, fine. But if those rules are good and necessary ones, then everyone, including admins, needs to follow them. Just because he "pays the bills" for the (advertisement-using) site, does not mean that he should enjoy carte blanch with what he says while everyone else must hold their tongues.
|4 years 51 weeks ago||Phil||
Is a c***. He seems to have a certain anti-Rodrguez lean himself, so I wouldn't take what he says regarding the matter as super accurate.
|4 years 51 weeks ago||Damn Ninja||
A Sparty co-worker was trying to convince me today that the Rivals boards were abuzz with reports of Tate decommiting. I saw the subject and almost shit.
I am usually a fan of your work Ninja, but Christmas Eve heart attacks are for the lose sir.
No travel period.
CC 12 year on the rocks, not wine.
Santa prep done, should be a fun morning for the kids, being the first year they are old enough to understand that Christmas is a big day for a kid.
Sitting in my recliner, with my M sweatshirt on, and under my M throw blanket watching the Domers actually play a good football game. As a resident of South Bend, I am not sure if I even want them to lose, because I am tired of ND fans crying about how bad their team is, and pretending that they are a relevant program.
Who am I kidding? I want that bowl losing streak to continue for about another 100 years. Whiny Domers are annoying, yet funny.
|5 years 4 days ago||Simply put||
To boil this down, people that act like this are tools. Commits, alums, subways, etc.
This guy posting facebook smack is no different than your neighborhood Sparty constantly talking crap about how Michigan is sinking and his school is going to be a perennial national title contender.
Just another dummy running his mouth.
|5 years 1 week ago||I got a fever....||
And the only cure, is more Manny.
Gotta give it up to Grady today too. He was an offensive force for a few minutes in the first half when we needed one with Manny on the bench.
|5 years 1 week ago||drill||
I want to drill a hole in this guy's face with a 1/2 inch wood boring bit. Any chance, Brian, that we can make this guy go bye-bye?
|5 years 1 week ago||Several things....||
He did not commit to PSU. That was an example. I also agree with Rush N Attack, but for different reasons. It isn't the dread of what I might find that bothers me when I see a thread with a title of simply a player's name.
What bothers me about it is that this board discusses Michigan athletics in such depth that if we all just titled our threads with a player's name, over the course of a year or two of recruiting a player, and up to 5 years of the player being at Michigan, we will likely discuss the player several times, and we would have several threads named "Morgan Trent". Just type in a little bit more than the player's name and we avoid that problem.
Jeffro, use the search function and you will see lots more discussion on this topic.
|5 years 1 week ago||I would favor a messageboard revamp.||