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|3 weeks 4 days ago||Unless you're an old fucker||
Unless you're an old fucker who can rememeber it. Like me.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||This time, the opposite.||
This time, the opposite. Flood. But we've done wildfire, too, an unassisted evac with my wife 7.5 mos pregnant.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||True story: In Sept '13 I was||
True story: In Sept '13 I was airlifted from my house by the Colorado National Guard. I've been using the same razor I packed in my backpack that day ever since. I believe it is an Object from God and I am starting a religion based on it.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Shit. I'm headed to King||
Shit. I'm headed to King Soopers to clear the shelf right now.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||My own personal MILF is a||
My own personal MILF is a fan... "which pretty much makes me a vegetarian," as it were.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||If heart surgery were $11.99||
If heart surgery were $11.99 those fuckers would be raking it in. Is it my problem they are working with such a messed up business model?
|5 weeks 6 days ago||As pretty much just a||
As pretty much just a C-family bitflipper... I am wondering if I should be afraid of you.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Iggy being the king of the||
Iggy being the king of the junkies, I was pretty sure it really wasn't the Stooges.
I see Iggy's on the bill this year. Saw the Stooges at RF Denver 2013, some of their set anyway, before I split to claim a good location for the Mats. He's a force of nature, and Fun House is in my top 10. But it really is time to put a shirt on, Igg.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||In the 80s, hipsters were||
In the 80s, hipsters were into metal tape. My bootleg of "Tim" still sounds great.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||So Iggy and the Stooges are||
So Iggy and the Stooges are more your thing?
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Mrs. WWM had excellent seats||
Mrs. WWM had excellent seats for one of the Denver shows and said it was great. I kinda wanted to inspect the spectacle since I haven't done an arena show since... having to think... R.E.M. in '89, which probably doesn't even count. But with Old 97s and Cracker in town the same week, no Bono.
|7 weeks 6 hours ago||Starkville. That is all.||
That is all.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Any of the ones still hanging||
Any of the ones still hanging on w/ elements of the confedate battle flag by definition suck.
I always thought Michigan's was kinda lame, just one of those state seals on a bedsheet ones. but looking at it now, many years and a few psychedilic experiences later, the dancing caribou and moose with the eagle and the waving fur trapper stuck like three layers inside are fairly trippy. Way better than Pennsylvania's dancing black horses and turkey buzzard. I mean, Michigan is just tops in the dancing animals on flags category.
Overall, though: New Mexico. These people understand how to do flags.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Wyoming has a cow that||
Wyoming has a cow that swallowed a huge coin. THAT is tough to beat.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||I don't agree with that. If||
I don't agree with that. If the NFL wants to stipulate the ball be this or that in some aspect, or some characteristic be within some range, that's within the league's purview. And the league should have an interest in maintaining a level playing field.
The issue is, having done so, the league is obliged to be consistent in its enforcement practices, not completely oh whatever, as appears to be the situation with ball inflation up to this point.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||I lived in Huntsville once||
I lived in Huntsville once upon a time. Madison, to be precise. I hear it's quite a bit different these days, but I'll stick with "Any excuse to not be there is good one."
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Plus you can stop shaving. If||
Plus you can stop shaving. If you get a powerboat, you not only have to shave, but you also have to start wearing cologne.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Which trolling motor you||
Which trolling motor you like? I'm planning to put a 55# MinnKota w/ iPilot on 14' tin can, but I don't have any experience with them, just going by yeah that looks like exactly what I'm thinking...
|12 weeks 6 days ago||My wife knows exactly what a||
My wife knows exactly what a fly rod arriving by UPS or FedEx looks like, but she has never talked numbers. I love her.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Nice fleet. Avatar's cool,||
Nice fleet. Avatar's cool, too.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||I'll spend a week in so.||
I'll spend a week in so. Maine, flyfishing for stripers, and I'll spend another week someplace else, flyfishing for something else, but haven't decided where/what. I'd like to get back the AK interior for pike or someplace like the Ribdon & tribs on the North Slope for sea-run char, haven't ruled out snook in SW Fla in June, and a trip to Wiscy for muskies is also under consideration -- though the likely outcome is pissing that week away here and there with mid-week drop-outs and extending weekend runs to the Fryingpan (trout), RMNP backcountry (trout), and SW Nebraska (hybrid bass, mainly).
I'm not sure what my wife's summer vacation plans are yet...
|12 weeks 6 days ago||That's beautiful country.||
That's beautiful country.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||I'm an avid boater. In fact,||
I'm an avid boater. In fact, I have a regular armada. Two belly boats, a Buck's Bag pontoon, a Hobie pontoon, an Old Town 17-footer, and, the jewel, a '55 MonArk 1436 jon boat that I've customized into a sweet flatwater flyfishing watercraft.
And I have to say, a 30' boat is just insane. You will never get a beast like that around on the carp flats.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||I take it you haven't priced||
I take it you haven't priced piracy insurance lately!
|13 weeks 5 days ago||The People's Republic of||
The People's Republic of Boulder.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||I hate what happened to him.||
I hate what happened to him. I love the way he, Beilein and everyone else involved responded.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Exactly. It is a good thing||
Exactly. It is a good thing for the players to get exposed to quality coaching, and an event like that has to potential reach the kids that participate in other positive ways, esp if the msg includes a pitch on the importance of their academics.
iirc, the coaching staff's have to be invited to participate, and this is not the Jim Harbaugh Michigan's Coming to Steal Your Recruits Again Saban Football Camp. No doubt the word has been put out through contacts and channels that Harbaugh and staff are available, but they do have to be wanted there.
Saban's a pretty powerful coach. He's not a helpless victim. He could lobby his conference via his AD for changes, or he could press for changes at the NCAA level. But he exploits things his conference allows that are prohibite elsewhere, and his whiny bitch routine sux.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Anyone who pulls the Don't||
Anyone who pulls the Don't You Know Who I Am? bit should get the screws.
Don't You Know Who I Think I Was? (h/t the Mats)
|15 weeks 5 days ago||The place I worked from 89-93||
The place I worked from 89-93 switched from UUCP to SMTP in the early 90s, and I had access to Usenet there as well. That was pretty much the internet then. Had an AOL account by 93 or 94, and got a domain around 96.
I first accessed a dial-up BBS in circa... 87. Whenever I installed my first modem, which may have been 300 or 1200 baud for all I remember, in my Leading Edge PC ($5,000, two floppy drives, amber monitor).
|16 weeks 5 hours ago||Whenever we've started||
Whenever we've started calling a dog something while trying to think of a name, that became the name.
What should we call Smokey? We're already calling him Smokey.
Good on you for giving a dog a good home.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||He should just claim that||
He should just claim that being downwind of Colorado, this was bound to happen. Have you ever been out there and seen [sic] how the wind blows?
(Obligatory Boulder joke about the wind: Colorado doesn't blow, Nebraska sucks.)
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Carmelo Anthony is a||
Carmelo Anthony is a certified turd. There are no useful comparisons involving him except more turdier or less turdier.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Left Hand's Sawtooth Nitro is||
Left Hand's Sawtooth Nitro is my favorite nitro beer, one of my go-to's in general, and it's made practically right here in the neighborhood -- brewed on the banks of the mighty St. Vtrain!
EDIT: I'm a wee bit surprised at Left Hand's profile here. New Belgium, then Oskar Blues, have always seemed to overshadow them, and they always felt a bit like Longmont's secret beer to me -- Longmont being the armpit of Boulder Cnty in the popualr imagination. Never been a huge fan of OB though I drank a lot it back in the 90s when I was just a couple blocks from their first brewery in Lyons. Now I get to sit by their brewery in Longmont and smell the good smells while waiting to pick up my kid from school, then go past LH on the way home...
I do like dumping those nitros in a glass.
In summary: beer.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||It's always "Talk about..."||
It's always "Talk about..." because all anybody's looking for is a goddamn pull quote. otoh, sportswriters also know they're not getting any actual discussion or insight no matter which tool they pry with, and probably couldn't keep up if the coaches started talking about actual football anyway. Such a boring pro forma exercise that will spin off 20 articles of nothing.
But it's good to have Wheatley here.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Fly fishing guide.'96||
Fly fishing guide.
'96 Cherokee (the last good Jeep ever made) or '06 Outback. The '93 Cherokee (364K on the orig engine) stays in the garage and is going nowhere, no matter what Mrs. WMW says.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Yep. The Burke one was||
Yep. The Burke one was painful but these three are from the golden era of Michigan getting screwed by the refs.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||Not sure how touted or||
Not sure how touted or untouted any player was has anything to with anything now, esp on a JB roster. I like MAAR's play and, in that game in this season, there's nothing to keep your powder dry for.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Ya know, if Iggy Pop, who||
If Iggy Pop, who actually attended the university, were to be involved... I'd think we should hear that one out.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||You're dead on, actually.||
You're dead on, actually. It's a very chill vibe here. Not all stuffy and crusty like the places you like.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Weekend skiing is very||
Weekend skiing is very feasible, Thousands and thousands of people do it. It's so feasible, eastbound I-70 from the tunnel to Morrison is the second or third largest city in Colorado on Sunday afternoons. I-70 can be a nightmare. CDOT has been trying to figure out what to do about it for as long as I've been here -- 20 years -- but it just keeps getting worse. I'll go Willow Pass/Cameron Pass/Rabbit Ears Pass to avoid it.
I drove through Golden twice today (to and from fishing on the South Platte, beautiful day on the river), no frat house smell. I lived just east of there, in Wheat Ridge, for a time. If you didn't know the Coors brewery was a brewery, you'd think it was an auto factory. Golden's a nice little place, but it's getting stomped fast.
Ball Aerospace, among others, has a strong and growing presence in the north Denver area, Westminster/Broomfield, as well as things going on around Boulder, given CU/LASP and etc.
The vacancy rate in Boulder County is approx 0%. Since the flood, we've rented a place and bought a place; it's a crazy market here right now. Bring cash.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||I'm hoping to make the Utah||
I'm hoping to make the Utah game. Single game tickets aren't on sale until August, and it'll probably be a bit of a tough ticket. I have amigos among the Utes. I'll wrap it up in a fishing roadtrip in case a ticket doesn't come through.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||You should be OK. NSD is||
You should be OK. NSD is typically pretty slow in the mortuary business. Day after, tho, diff story.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||idk but if that's not the||
idk but if that's not the case, it should be!
|27 weeks 1 day ago||The pads goalies are allowed||
The pads goalies are allowed to wear are ridiculous. Bring your skillz, sucka, I got walls strapped to my legs.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||My generation (and yours) has||
My generation (and yours) has always had shit for taste in music. In a parallel universe, they get the Minutemen out at 5 o'clock.
No Elvis, Beatles or the Rolling Stones. Thus spake Joe Strummer. (Joe doesn't know about my complete set of Stones recordings through Steel Wheels.)
|27 weeks 2 days ago||MJ didn't own the 80s I lived||
MJ didn't own the 80s I lived in.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Can I hear some Led Zep for||
Can I hear some Led Zep for the 40 millionth goddamn time?
|27 weeks 2 days ago||And Pixies. Cobain copped a||
And Pixies. Cobain copped a lot from them, and freely admitted it.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Your second point is pretty||
Your second point is pretty much how I see the Harbaugh/NFL thing. THE CW is, Oh, he'll be back in the NFL in four years. We'll see about that, but if so, the one implausible scenario is Harbaugh failing his way back into an NFL HC gig.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||document.getElementById("myBt||
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|28 weeks 2 days ago||SLC area attractions:||
SLC area attractions: Colorado.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Just remember: The team! The||
Just remember: The team! The team! The team!
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Being one of the olds is lame||
Being one of the olds is lame but it's a good thing to be old enough to have followed about 3/4 of Bo's career at U-M closely and remember it distinctly.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||I recall being pretty excited||
I recall being pretty excited about the A Train. Getting him out of LA was a little bit of a big deal, iirc.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||These would be,||
These would be, chronologically, the New 97s then?
|29 weeks 5 hours ago||This. We'll be better in||
This. We'll be better in November than we were in August.
|29 weeks 15 hours ago||We'll see. The new champ||
We'll see. The new champ always looks pretty unbeatable and primed to repeat.
|29 weeks 15 hours ago||That SEC! SEC! just ain't the||
That SEC! SEC! just ain't the same when we do it...
|29 weeks 15 hours ago||Do you know what sucks? TV||
|29 weeks 15 hours ago||Do you know what sucks? TV||
Do you know what sucks? TV announcers emceeing in-stadium interview cum trophy presentations whatever the fuck this is. I always hate these.
|29 weeks 15 hours ago||Man, but for about five or||
Man, but for about five or six plays that kept it watchable, that was an ass kicking.
|29 weeks 16 hours ago||Nyet. It'll be Del Rio.||
Nyet. It'll be Del Rio.
|29 weeks 17 hours ago||No kidding, what with Rex||
No kidding, what with Rex being the plural of wreck.
|29 weeks 17 hours ago||Maybe this is in jest;||
Maybe this is in jest; Manning is not a coach. He's mainly ready to do more pizza commercials.
|29 weeks 17 hours ago||Not surprising in the least.||
Not surprising in the least. It was just about the first thing brought up on the radio after the game, and the Denver Post ran at least two columns calling for a change, though I'm guessing those columns had some info from Dove Valley on the matter.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||That's news comes as a bit of||
That's news comes as a bit of shock, inasmuch as it's been many moons since Roy Tarpley's name crossed the radar. What a talent. What a shame.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||And from Boulder!||
And from Boulder!
|29 weeks 5 days ago||The board thanks you for||
The board thanks you for punching that dumb statistic.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||I would too, except if I was||
I would too, except if I was an owner I would ask myself if I there was a single example of a player, a QB especially, requiring a minder ever working out.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||I may have enjoyed that play||
I may have enjoyed that play more than anything that's ever happened on a football field w/o any winged helmets on it.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah, but I am more and more||
Yeah, but I am more and more buying the part about living his dream.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||I played ball against Smoltz||
I played ball against Smoltz back in the day, hoops in particular. Of course, I grew up and went onto adult things and he kept playing those silly games.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||None of that really has||
None of that really has anything to do with the point.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||I was at the '91 Gator Bowl||
I was at the '91 Gator Bowl that was Desmond's national coming out party. iirc, Miss was the favorite, maybe a substantial favorite. Miss fans were talking a lot at pre bowl events, so it was great to stomp their team by four TDs or so and watch them beat from the stadium with so much time left. We haven't done anything remotely like that over the last four seasons.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||She's on Rx drugs, if not||
She's on Rx drugs, if not precisely meds. Probably the hillbilly heroin. Statistically speaking, it's about a 40% to 83% likelihood of it, depending on exactly which county she's in.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Sdaee didn't throw in the||
Sdaee didn't throw in the towel. Baylor wanted to get on with the conversation about how they should've been in the playoff. Throw in a couple things, like the block in the back (there were two on that INT return), and it's a little bit of both, imo.
I had Sparty written off when it went to a three-score game.
Sparty did the world a favor yesterday. Baylor would've been insufferable with a win, a non-stop whine from Briles about how now they've just got to dominate TX absolutely if they want to get in b/c oh so much bias against southern/TX football. (Sparty already is insufferable, and at least it's something we have the chance to do something about.)
|30 weeks 4 days ago||DUPE||
|30 weeks 4 days ago||DUPE||
|30 weeks 4 days ago||I happened to take a look at||
I happened to take a look at Sdaee's two-deep during the Cotton Bowl. They've not been burning redshirts.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||It's a little freaky, sure.||
It's a little freaky, sure. But if he ever figured out how to ferment then in the bottle, that will be a real game changer
|30 weeks 4 days ago||well, shit. good for sparty||
well, shit. good for sparty for not going tits up, shutting the BU Ken Starrs and the Big XII up, and getting the B1G a bowl win.
|30 weeks 5 days ago||Yesterday they were layin' in||
Yesterday they were layin' in the weeds on the RCMB. Harbaught? Where'sthe threat. We got Dantonio.
They are eating their own alive right now, and blaming Delaney for getting them into an unfair match-up when what they really wanted was a cupcake.
|30 weeks 5 days ago||pls pls pls ask Dantonio||
pls pls pls ask Dantonio about Harbaugh after this game. Surely someone in the press there wants a fun story.
"Coach, how much was your team distracted by the hiring in Ann Arbaugh this week?"
|30 weeks 5 days ago||That was a game we won just||
That was a game we won just by showing up 7 or 8 out of 10 years for a long time. We have not adapted to the combo of hate and competence Dantonio has brought. The good news, such as it is, is that beating Sdaee means something now (developing third MSU embarrassment of the season notwithstanding).
|30 weeks 5 days ago||Hiring Harbaugh will show||
Hiring Harbaugh will show immediate returns.
1. He pulls together a solid recruiting class. Some signing day snake oil would not be surprising. He gone get guys to want to play for him.
2. He gets Shane Morris back on track.
3. Win total improves. I can't see this roster + Harbaugh regressing from 5-7. We'll play in a bowl next year.
4. He beats either MSU or OSU. Hoke never got flat-out stomped by the Bucks, so there's that. Harbaugh's teams will be much more intense in the rivalry games. He will match Dantonio manicial focus for maniacal focus. More than anything, I want to see us beat State (Sdaee?) in Year One. That would be mf'in delicious, and signal an immediate sea change in the rivalry.
Good gawd, if we beat Sdaee this year, that fanbase will get sucked into their insecurity like it was a black hole.
|30 weeks 6 days ago||Johnny Morton played at USC.||
Johnny Morton played at USC. That's from memory. Google the rest.
|30 weeks 6 days ago||Lloyd Carr is likely the last||
Lloyd Carr is likely the last of his kind you will ever see in major college football. Hell, he might be the only of his kind that's ever existed in the sport. Lloyd was the antithesis of everything happening around him in college football in the 90s and 00s. I think we owe him a lot of gratitude for keeping our shit on the rails for so long.
|30 weeks 6 days ago||Sly Stone's a piker Jimmy||
Sly Stone's a piker
Jimmy gonna take us higher
|31 weeks 1 day ago||This is a great thing that's||
This is a great thing that's happening. The thing all of us believe would be the best thing to happen right now is what we are getting. That's a rare development in life. I had long assumed Harbaugh would come back to AA. And then the Process happened and it kinda seemed that door had closed for good. But life is long and full of weird turns. Great job getting the university's side of this in order, Jim Hackett. Welcome back, Jim.
“We don’t care where we play the game. I hate to say it, but we could play in the parking lot. We could play at 12 noon or midnight. We’re going to be jacked up and we’re going to win.”
|31 weeks 3 days ago||I, too, was curious about how||
I, too, was curious about how much of a cesspool that cesspool was being on this. Prime cesspool.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||The reality, in this stinking||
The reality, in this stinking year of our lord 2014, is next in line at MSU is a way better situation than HC at some backwater like Pitt.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||Meanwhile, exploitation never||
Meanwhile, exploitation never goes outta style.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah, Stoops and Miles have||
Yeah, Stoops and Miles have pretty shitty upside when you get right down to it.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||Past discretions aren't||
Past discretions aren't really a problem.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||His ridiculous suits do hide||
His ridiculous suits do hide his kneepads well though.
|33 weeks 1 hour ago||All former Husker coaches go||
All former Husker coaches go to Ohio to restart their careers. YSU was just the only thing available there this year.
|33 weeks 1 hour ago||Frank Solich had a 75%||
Frank Solich had a 75% winning percentage in five years when he got canned. Pelini was 71% in six. The Mendoza line is 80% in Lincoln.
|33 weeks 4 hours ago||I have been F5ing this tab so||
I have been F5ing this tab so much the past few weeks I've forgotten to fix and accidently kicked the junk.
|33 weeks 5 hours ago||Hackett telling Miles, or||
Hackett telling Miles, or anyone outside the coaching search/AD, he is hiring Harbaugh seems unlikely.
|33 weeks 5 hours ago||Shit. You were the very last||
Shit. You were the very last candidate between UM and Schiano.
|33 weeks 5 hours ago||Enis had all the best||
Enis had all the best Americas of his pro career there.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||Well, I wasn't going to ask||
Well, I wasn't going to ask for a sidelock.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah. MGoBrewMom, you want a||
Yeah. MGoBrewMom, you want a mongoose.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||That would be John Doe, DJ||
That would be John Doe, DJ Bonebrake, Billy Zoom and Exene. I never knew they were in football in anyway but their first three or four records will blow you away. Start with _More Fun in the New World_ and work backwards.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||Hey, I got one kinda like||
Hey, I got one kinda like that. Tweenager, but still.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||If you want to get something||
If you want to get something out there, tell Gil Brandt. He'll twitter it all over the place.
An offer to Cutcliffe seems extremely improbable, as improbable as Cutcliffe reciprocating any interest.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||I bought Mrs.||
I bought Mrs. WalmartWolverine a MacBook Air. When Mrs. WW asked what I want -- I want an AyA #4/53 in a 20-bore -- I just said I hadn't been very good this year. We got a new house for Thanksgiving, so I can go light on Christmas.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||Me too. Schefter and his||
Me too. Schefter and his ridiculous suits. KIng and his knee pads.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||Not necessarily. 60yo dude||
Not necessarily. 60yo dude from B'ham who's basically spent his entire life coaching in four contiguous southern states, is winning where they haven't won in a long time and is probably plenty good enough for Duke. His heart couldn't take the Michigan job or Michigan winters. This is a case where the Duke job is 1,000,000x better than the Michigan job. Weirdest possiblity floated, imo.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||I'm going to guess his||
I'm going to guess his interest level is zero. Cutcliffe's a southerner. Has spent one year in his entire life coaching anywhere north of Knoxville.
|34 weeks 4 hours ago||> Hackett is very good at||
> Hackett is very good at listening to the fanbase.
Yeah, there's his needle to thread. He has to make a hire that people are excited about now, bc we sure need something to get excvited about, but it has to be someone he believes we will still be excited about in five years. He needs to listen to the fanbase but can't be entirely captured by our sentiment. Which is to say, he may be good at listening to the fanbase but he also has to be willing to not give us what we want (for purposes of this discussion, JH is assumed to be gettable).
The only way I'd want to be Hackett right now is if one Harbaugh or another -- any of them -- is texting me Good Morning every damn day.
|34 weeks 4 days ago||This pointless rumor does||
This pointless rumor does come with an entertaining video.
So there's that.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||It will so suck if that game||
It will so suck if that game gets played in the Diaphragm. It would be so much cooler for CSU to get UF in FC. Of course, there's about zero chance, if it comes to pass, that it won't be played in the NFL's soulsuck in Denver...
|34 weeks 6 days ago||Is the stadium a done deal||
Is the stadium a done deal now? I didn't think it was yet. Hughes has it's problems, but overall I like the place and the setting.
But it sounds like Mac will not pull a Sonny Lubick and settle in and stay long enough to have something named after him. Sounds like Mac may be able to force a reduction in the buyout. Regrettably, he gone.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||Saban assistant takes MWC||
Saban assistant takes MWC doormat to 10-2, with clear progress season to season at the helm. I don't think that's underwhleming. What was Meyer doing before Florida hired him? Same thing. They will be happy to see him go in Boulder, and Fort Collins gets to feel like a stepping stone again. I didn't think they would be able to keep him in FC for long.
|38 weeks 6 days ago||He's won everywhere he's been||
He's won everywhere he's been but only had Luck at Stanford, so I'm going to go out on a limb and say he's going to do fine here with a QB other than Luck.
|38 weeks 6 days ago||No shit. Mo didn't make it to||
No shit. Mo didn't make it to the big money years.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||OK, double neg then That shit||
OK, double neg then. That was on his vocab and grammar test.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||It's not the least bit||
It's not the least bit hypocritical. It's completely consistent. We didn't want the frustrations with the AD and coaching staff vented on the players. We don't want to be degraded and dismissed by the players. It's a desire for an atmosphere of mutual respect as we each play out our roles in the endeavor.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||Negged for "would of" and||
Negged for "would of" and also for believing everything extant is known by reporters and reported.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||mmmmm yardbird||
|39 weeks 6 days ago||If I was Harbaugh, my||
If I was Harbaugh, my takeaway from four seasons in SF is that I'm quite well cut out to succeed in the NFL, and that it's the anon whiners who aren't.
|40 weeks 6 hours ago||When Wojo calls for your||
When Wojo calls for your firing, it's over.
We've still got the stadium, the helmets, and the great fight song, and there are 114,000 willing to come to the games, if they are worth paying to watch in person. But pretty much nothing of the Bo-Mo-Llo era remains. The next hire is a big one. We're coming up on a decade of being a really lousy football program. There's a good football team on the roster but the next guy is going to have to build his own thing.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||And then said kid, previously||
And then said kid, previously under the impression he knew it all, learns something and goes, Oh.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||Well, Tom Izzo for one, quite||
Well, Tom Izzo for one, quite obviously.
But yeah, that's KISS, which has pretty much nothing to do with ICP and the Juggaloes.
Except for the implicit Michigan Agricultural College LCD.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||No. I'm afraid it doesn't end||
No. I'm afraid it doesn't end well. otoh, those last four or five paragraphs are about the pinnacle of American Lit in the 20thC. So, taking that as an example, maybe we'll get some good art of this.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||Brady Hoke <> "the fresh||
Brady Hoke <> "the fresh green breast of the new world" anymore.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||Well, the light is green, not||
Well, the light is green, not blue. So, inconclusive.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||New Belgium 1554 and a chunk||
New Belgium 1554 and a chunk off a Dixie Chocolate Truffle. Mile High Friday night.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||Gatsby believed in the green||
Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter — to-morrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther. . . . And one fine morning ——
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah, those were eight great||
Yeah, those were eight great weeks. It was good to see him find NBA success. From a distance, it seemed an imploding situation that could've taken a real talent down with it.
|40 weeks 4 days ago||Whereabouts? I was very into||
Whereabouts? I was very into the emerging Southern alt-pop scene when I (was) moved down there. I hitchhiked around Alabama some during college. Visited with Howard Finster at his place over in northern GA several times. Assembled a massive collection of recordings by Fetchin Bones, Let's Active, Hillbilly Frankenstein and on and on. Always been a bit fascinated with the culture, thanks to Faulkner, Michael Stipe and others. The landscape is often quite alluring and beautiful, from the foothills to the salt. The people, where the Old South is not completely kudzu'd under by the New South, can be pecularliarly and wonderfully weird, unreserved and expressive in pure ways. The pockets of progressive thinking and culture in places like B'ham are good counterpoints to the general narrowmindedness that still largely reigns, imo. I might rather eat in Alabama than Michigan (except for the lack of Great Lakes comfort food -- yes, this does exist -- like smoked lake trout, pickled herring, and ruffed grouse). I sometimes miss the winter light there... but now that I'm thinking about it, I'd really like to shoot a ruffed grouse for dinner.
|40 weeks 4 days ago||Tomorrow, hearing Brian Cook||
Tomorrow, hearing Brian Cook yodel will be thing I've always wanted most in my life.
|40 weeks 4 days ago||Can't disagree with that. It||
Can't disagree with that. It just about has to be a different relationship. otoh, I've been Maize and Blue since about 7 years old. Somewhere I have the Rick Leach SI cover still, stolen from my elem school library. I literally cried in a hotel room in Atlanta when we beat Wash State b/c I knew I'd eventually see that day and then, after all the near misses, Charles White's phantom TD and all that, it had come. I don't think the fandom of someone from, say, New Jersey, who never thought about UM until their freshman year, is really any more important than mine.
|40 weeks 4 days ago||I was always a Yankee down||
I was always a Yankee down there anyway. A stranger in a strange land.
|40 weeks 4 days ago||In the case of the '88 Hall||
In the case of the '88 Hall of Fame game, when I was at Bama, a little uncomfortable is what it made me. But what was I supposed to do? Adopt a new team just to get along, when my heart and allegiance lay elsewhere? I enjoyed my time in SEC land, was a Bama fan by the end, though Bama was always a distant and uncomparable second to the U of M to me, and by three or four years after I'd gotten the hell out of the Deep South, I no longer gave a damn about the Crimson Tide.
|40 weeks 4 days ago||Well, then you probably won't||
Well, then you probably won't be thrilled about me showing up here. I do regret selecting my handle a bit. It was intended to be a bit ironic, a little bit of a stand against our own who think we're second class citizens b/c we never paid tuition there (long story, that, though I did get accepted, as I'm always too insecure to avoid pointing avoid -- lifelong dream and all that) and a lot of Dan Savage-style repurposing of a slur. Yeah, I'm what Sparty calls a Walmart Wolverine. So what? I've never been anything but pure Maize and Blue.
|40 weeks 4 days ago||I've an embarrassing||
I've an embarrassing admission: I can't recall the last game I had a chance to watch in this rivalry. I guess it was the Gholston helmet twist game. For a long string of games, like most of the past decade, circumstances have had me far from a tv or even cell service on the day of the M-Staee game.
Maybe this has all been my fault.
I promise to be glued to the tube tomorrow.
|40 weeks 4 days ago||No kidding. cough 3-3-5||
No kidding. cough 3-3-5 cough.
|40 weeks 5 days ago||Brian's pretty tech savvy and||
Brian's pretty tech savvy and has probably already found something like this:
But in case not.
Using PHP's mail() function or the Pear library, for example, you can construct your headers about anyway you'd wish to make it appear (on the surface) to have originated just about anywhere. Tracking backward through mail gateways to the last trusted one is the technique, I gather. A little bit of reading up on the topic piques my interest, but I haven't any experience sleuthing email origins out, just scripting outbound emails.
|40 weeks 5 days ago||Neg'd by someone who writes||
Neg'd by someone who writes "would of"?
|40 weeks 5 days ago||I been down that road, and||
I been down that road, and have some thoughts I'm not going to bother to organize much at all:
It's one thing to be able to write well for your classes, another to produce material that people want to pay to read, or that people want to pay to put advertising around. Writing for a living is a job. It's work, and shitty paying work too. Don't do it for free, at least after a point. For a lot of pubs, the business model revolves around getting the raw material for their product free of charge from kids who think they are one great piece away from being the next Hunter Thompson. You gotta buld your clip file, right? Fuck that.
It takes one fucking hell of a lot of drive to do it. And just as happens for a camera man in the porn industry, the novelty wears off surprisingly fast. I'd first advise pitching all romantic notions. It's better than having them beaten out of you, not that that's not going to happen anyway.
If you can produce copy that doesn't have to be rewritten by an editor on deadline, you can find places to get paid -- the wasteland of community newspapers, for instance. Jesus, if you can consistently spell your own name correctly, you can get some very small checks and loads of clips and experience there. The number of times in my life I've had to replace "would of" with "would've" in copy by people who fancy themselves writers is why I have occasional hissy fits about that on this forum. Just seeing "would of" and "should of" gives me hives.
Every hack out there read the 6th grade speech at DARE graduation. (Probably never mention that again, at least until you are sending your clips to Newsmax.)
As one writer put it, writing is the one job where you can spend an hour staring out the window with a beer in your hand and still legitimately consider yourself to be working.
I like to believe there is room in any field for the talented and driven.
Do you have anything to say? This is sort of an important part of being a writer.
When I was at the stage of things you're in now, everyone around me advised that I should have something practical to fall back on. I succumbed to that pressure -- that discomfort those around me had about the thought of watching me struggle when I could be on Easy Street -- and got a degree in computer science. It has been a mixed blessing. How can you do something as longshot hard as becoming a reasonably well paid writer -- there's a 99% chance you think you don't care about the money now, a 99.5% chance you will be pretty desperate about it by the time you are 40 -- if you're not all in?
I think it's still true that it's useful to be able to shoot your own photos, too. Pics sell the words. If you're trying to break in, being capable of dropping the whole package in an editor's inbox is solid strategy.
If it's sportswriter you are aiming for, think hard about getting the fuck out of academia immediately. Unless someone else is picking up your tab at U-M, the main thing you are getting out of that is debt that is going to push you toward some other profession. In five years, you'll be taking realtor classes at night at the community college.
Try drugs but be careful not to develop any dependencies on the really expensive ones.
|40 weeks 6 days ago||So, just out of curiosity,||
So, just out of curiosity, what exactly are your quotes around endorsed intended to convey?
|42 weeks 5 days ago||Kids, that "uv" sound that||
Kids, that "uv" sound that people make that always gets translated as "of" is actually a contraction of "have". This is the kind of thing they should've asked about.
|45 weeks 6 hours ago||Crazy. I lived across the old||
Crazy. I lived across the old practice field from Tutweiler a couple years. A few times I sat up in Bear Bryant's old practice watch tower in the middle of the night tripping my ass off. There was a cross burning on Sorority Row while I was there. Fun stuff!
|45 weeks 7 hours ago||Working like a rented mule||
Working like a rented mule through tomorrow evening, but Thursday I'll be fly fishing for hybrid bass in SW Nebraska and Friday I'll be guiding some folks on cutthroat trout in an alpine lake in Rocky Mtn Natl Park. Looks like Saturday might be free to actually get immersed in some live college football on the idiot box. So, good week getting better, at least up to kickoff.
I expect we destroy Minny and spend next week wondering where the hell THAT was those other two games. Maybe not, but the story of a season isn't written in September and I'll stick with it.
|45 weeks 23 hours ago||"We don't have an identity.||
"We don't have an identity. We should switch QBs and let the current QB use the season to audition for the NFL at a different position."
Not coherent, man.
|46 weeks 18 hours ago||But let's make one thing||
But let's make one thing clear. I wouldn't even sing the Spartan fight song in elementary school when our MSU grad music teacher made us.
|46 weeks 18 hours ago||Take it from THE||
Take it from THE WalmartWolverine, son: You'll be OK.
|47 weeks 2 days ago||In the land of anything is||
In the land of anything is possible anything is possible.
Back where the rest of us live, among things of reasonable possibility, things that are Not Happening:
1. Hoke being relieved of his job mid-season for anything other than a Moeller like incident or some kind of scandal.
2. Harbaugh taking the Michigan job.
|47 weeks 2 days ago||Harbaugh is very likely to||
Harbaugh is very likely to win, and quickly, wherever he goes. That's his track record, and it's a damn good one. I used to believe he would inevitably be the head coach at Michigan, now I'll believe he has any interest in coaching at the college level again when he takes another college job.
This article about him losing the locker room is the PFT meets Entertainment Weekly vomit that is what pro sports journalism is these days. He's abrasive. We know that. Isn't shy about rattling cages. We know that. Leaves some whiny bitches in his wake. We know that. Do they want to put their names on their assertions? No.
Harbaugh guaranteed a win over Ohio State and then delivered one. "We don't care if the game is played in the parking lot, we'll be so jacked up." That was real "Legends" shit right there.
|47 weeks 2 days ago||"The Michigan tradition for||
"The Michigan tradition for retiring jerseys in football was a pretty lousy one," Brandon said earlier this week. "Most of the players with retired jerseys, the ceremony consisted of the coach going and telling the equipment manager not to give out that number."
Indeed. The old way did nothing to leverage tradition and impact the extraction of value.
|47 weeks 2 days ago||Sure, and no one thinks Shane||
Sure, and no one thinks Shane Morris is Rick Leach (though we did hope Drew Henson might've been). Neither of those numbers were retired or re-instated with special patches, so it's about a little more than just the number. And when you're losing, everything from the x's and o's to the culture come under question.
|47 weeks 2 days ago||Putting retired numbers back||
Putting retired numbers back on field is a weird idea. Using retired numbers as the hook in a promo scheme is crass. Getting your ass kicked while wearing patches that say your number is legendary is a big fat marketing campaign blowing up in your face.
|47 weeks 3 days ago||iuck the frish||
iuck the frish
|47 weeks 6 days ago||Beating ND is not||
Beating ND is not consequential to Michigan's goals this year? The result of the ND game will be forgotten? wtf? I cannot relate to that thinking. In one very legitimate way of looking at things, the whole f'ing season is beat the Irish, beat Staee, beat Ohio.
edit: Though I'm not advocating pushing a player onto the field who's not ready.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||no prob||
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Hint: Purdue.||
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Indiana what? Indianapolis is||
Indiana what? Indianapolis is in Indiana, no? IU is. Anybody else?
|1 year 12 weeks ago||I think most of us realize||
I think most of us realize that this is almost entirely about building the brand, which is just an obscuring way to say it's just about money. Thing is, it further dilutes the brand in its base region.
If a hybrid ACC/Big East is the conference the Big Ten wants to run, then just buy 10 teams out of those two conferences and run that conference there.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||So Michigan becomes the only||
So Michigan becomes the only Big Ten state with two Big Ten schools and zero Big Ten bball tournaments. That's a travesty.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Man, there are 16K UM alums||
Man, there are 16K UM alums in FLA. It really needs to be in Miami every seventh year, once per decade at Jerryworld and... how about on an aircraft carrier at Midway Atoll? People would tune in for that!
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Dude, get coffee stat. Or||
Dude, get coffee stat. Or cruise over to Buck Angel's site or something.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Managing the tempo of an||
Managing the tempo of an 82-game season must be a kind of art. Doubt the Bo Schembechler of professional hockey approach would work.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Yeah, he'd be more like the||
Yeah, he'd be more like the anti-Satan of college hockey.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Yeah, me too, though I was||
Yeah, me too, though I was fortunate to never be in a place that took a direct hit from a tornado (and I've sure as hell tried, these days running around eastern Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas at this time of year). I recall a final exam in '89 getting interrupted to take shelter.
otoh, my family and I have been out of our home for almost eight months at this point due to a natural disaster. We hope to be able to return home before the one year mark.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||I remember springtime in the||
I remember springtime in the south of my youth, in Tuscaloosa in particular. The dogwoods and azaleas blooming, the crawdad boils, the black storms of death...
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Two of my favorites, Bobby||
Two of my favorites, Bobby Bare Jr (opening for Guided By Voices) and Old 97s, are coming through my area in June. Hoping to catch one of the Replacements festival shows, too.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||My mother is pleasantly||
My ol man tho is all like what's up with the double post.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||My mother is pleasantly||
My mother is pleasantly surprised that I've not had occasion to learn more about how the judicial system works.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Isn't two months quite a long||
Isn't two months quite a long time between arrest and arraignment? I thought that happened in like 72 hours.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I'm excited but not as||
I'm excited but not as excited as I'd be if I was my sister. Or maybe more.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Totally agree with this, and||
Totally agree with this, and would add he's been an assertive offensive player out of the gate. He has what a lot of of us wanted to see more out of GRIII needs, balls. (GRIII so smoove though.)
|1 year 15 weeks ago||My favorite part is how the||
My favorite part is how the boosters club is paying a quarter of the university prez's salary. Everything else just naturally flows out of that state of affairs.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Robert Christgau's classic||
Robert Christgau's classic review of BiB:
"Replacing Aerosmith as primitives of choice among admirers of heavy machinery, these Aussies are a little too archetypal for my tastes. Angus Young does come up with killer riffs, though not as consistently as a refined person like myself might hope, and fresh recruit Brian Johnson sings like there's a cattle prod at his scrotum, just the thing for fans who can't decide whether their newfound testosterone is agony or ecstasy. AC/DC can't decide either--"Shoot to Thrill," "Given [sic] the Dog a Bone," and "Let Me Put My Love Into You" all concern the unimaginative sexual acts you'd imagine, and "What Do You Do for Money Honey" has a more limited set of answers than the average secretary would prefer. My sister's glad they don't write fantasy and science fiction, and if you're female you're free to share her relief. Brothers are more deeply implicated in these matters."
|1 year 15 weeks ago||"OK, here's the pact: Except||
"OK, here's the pact: Except for Bon...."
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Not that they ever had||
Not that they ever had anything to sell out (I think you're fuzzy on the concept) but bitching about "jackwagon producer[s]" when these dudes worked repeatedly with Mutt Lange suggests you're fuzzy on that part, too.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||FZ avatar hailing AC/DC as||
FZ avatar hailing AC/DC as the best band ever. That's bizarre!
|1 year 15 weeks ago||And was it too soon when Led||
And was it too soon when Led Zep put the Hindenburg on an album cover?
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Hindenberg then, with Led||
Hindenberg then, with Led Zep?
|1 year 15 weeks ago||AC/DC makes me embarrassed to||
AC/DC makes me embarrassed to have ever been 14.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Now if it could just turn out||
Now if it could just turn out that Aerosmith was on MH370, we would be making real progress.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||We will be better this year||
We will be better this year than last year because the coaches didn't know what they were coaching in the spring? I'm going to put that over with "GRIII is going pro b/c he doesn't want to come off the bench."
|1 year 16 weeks ago||He's going pro because he's||
He's going pro because he's worried about having to come off the bench?
|1 year 16 weeks ago||My perspective on Hoke's||
My perspective on Hoke's statement on Dec. 23 is that the football program was protecting one of its players (and itself, out of covenience) at a point when it should not have been. Lame.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||It is interesting how||
It is interesting how valuable the current de facto farm system is as an economic engine compared to what a real one would be worth. Without the ties to the beloved institution (even if many of the fans of a given one conceive of it as primarily an athletic institution) and the amplifying effect of the same brand across many sports (Do you KNOW how many national championships our gymnastics/golf/curling team has?), this level of basketball or football would be diddly squat.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Did not see this coming. I've||
Did not see this coming. I've been assuming Nik, GRIII and MM were gone, just to get used to the idea. Churning out early entries is good for the program, at least by the current yardstick, and it's good for those players that can make the leap. But, the great things we won't see them do in a M uniform...
Nobody wants to be a five-year guy except the guys who wondered if they woud be able to stick for four. Thought next year might be Horford's year; his time has been a bit star-crossed. I've always been in the guy's corner. Off the top of my head I can't think of another Capital Area guy who's played at UM in my lifetime.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Never was a fan of Iverson or||
Never was a fan of Iverson or his game. IDing that swap as the point of inflection in Dumar's time as GM feels right to me. After that, there couldn't be anything too dumb to try.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Levert might have the highest||
Levert might have the highest ceiling of anyone on the roster right now. He has been aggressive and fearless on the floor right from the start, totally out of proportion to his three-star status, and what he is physically capable of is still expanding. If Stauskas leaves, I hope he has someone to work out with over the summer who has the same sort of drive. He could make the sort of physical transformation Webber did between his fresh and soph years. I can see him ultimately having the most notable career.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||The confidence and rising||
The confidence and rising aggressiveness Morgan has played with for the last month or two has been key. Dude is making plays. It's been fun to watch, hope to watch it three more times.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Ironically, neither does||
Ironically, neither does Boulder.
EDIT: I take that back. Actually there is at least one rec shop in Boulder proper that is open now.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||It would've been easier to be||
It would've been easier to be a Spartan, growing up in LA in the 70s and all. I knew kids who played on Everett's state championship team with EJ. Instead, and even though I didn't even finish high school in-state, following the Wolverines has been one of the few threads that run through the entire length of my life. That die was cast long before actually going to college was on the table.
I can understand a little elitism on the part of those who did attend and do hold a degree, though it stings a bit to receive it. Those are valuable things. I wish I had that experience and that credential. For the wrong reasons it didn't work out that way.
But if we're talking about fandom, I don't know that a Michigan kid who bled maize and blue is any less a Wolverine than some out of state kid who never gave two shits about any of it until he got on campus and went along for the ride for a season or two.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Jason and the Scorchers were||
Jason and the Scorchers were cowpunk. Nobody else has ever been cowpunk, or ever will.
Falling in a well to start conference games is a tradition ever since last season.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||In the South, the folks are||
In the South, the folks are so passionate about football that they poison each others' shrubbery and boycott each others' businesses, occassionally shooting or drunkenly stabbing one another with butter knives*.
But the recruiting is genteel and civilized affair.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||* - I done seen it happen!||
* - I done seen it happen! Attempted anyway.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||"big Al was just too||
"big Al was just too creative."
That sound you just heard was Stan Parrish rolling over in his grave.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||This is to say Hoke gets to||
This is to say Hoke gets to make two hires on his staff, OC and DC? I don't think it works that way anywhere, in football or out.
In your example, if the HC and the DC don't agree on schemes and staff, the hire does not get made. This is how it works.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Elicit. Some will, no doubt,||
Elicit. Some will, no doubt, be impolite. Some will get negged, perhaps even get the poster banned. But I'm not sure any could be truly illicit, not without coming here toking on a bong with it's wanger swinging free. Which is hard for a response to do.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Indeed. Who has the patience||
Indeed. Who has the patience to read? Find a few words that resonate with (or tweak) your biases and race off to the comments, claming shit that ain't nowhere near factual.
Good work, preacher.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||I hadn't heard that in 20||
I hadn't heard that in 20 years, min. Golden Shower of Hits. Sweet.