|1 week 1 day ago||The Band Elwood! The Band!||
We're putting the Band back together? We're putting the Band back together!
|1 week 1 day ago||Post||
|1 week 4 days ago||What if we're not on Twitter?||
I know I know, get off my lawn, rabble rabble...
|1 week 4 days ago||Did the projection account for Braxton's injury?||
Or were these published before? I thought I remembered a story about a couple casinos in Vegas taking the Bucks O/U wins off the board when Miller's injury was announced b/c there was a HUGE run in betting the under.... Just looking at these, I'd expect OSU would have downshifted 1-1.5 wins with Barrett as opposed to Miller.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I think you're going to see a return to Gibbs-variant Coryell||
As the defenses get faster in the back 7 but the DL's get bigger, I think Joe Gibbs variant on the Coryell offenses (which I think is what Harbaugh is running a version of) are going to be the next trend. OL's which are big enough to handle the DL's 1on1 or 1.5-on-1 with a TE that is more blocker than receiver to mop up QB's, RB's that can run over the first level speedy LB, and then if a S is moved up, *bam* three WR's running verticles or an H-back in the flat for 20 yards. You start bulking up your LB's to defeat the running game, then you better have 3 or more "plus" DB's to cover the WR's. Bama I think was showing this against Auburn where as soon as Auburn starting committing an extra S to the run support, it was over the top with Amari Cooper in the Gary Clark role.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||AF under Fisher Deberry||
used a Wing T early on then switched to a Flexbone in the 90's.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I'll add a variant||
When people say "Pro style" they're actually usually commenting on three divergent offensive philosophies, that utilize 2 RB / 1 TE, 1 RB / 2TE sets with a QB under center.
1) Pro-style power run: think Parcells era Giants, classic Jerome Bettis steelers, etc. Use power running schemes to control time of possession and pickup consistent but short chunks of yards and then utilize play action to hit curls, outs and crossing patterns to keep chains moving. Relies on dominant offensive line, sizeable RB's who can "fall forward" for yardage, and receivers / TE's who run good routes in combo with an accurate (but not necessary strong armed) QB.
2) Pro style West coast: think Bill Walsh, MIke Holmgren, Denver Mike Shannahan, Grbac/Collins/Driesbach/Griese/Brady UM teams. Utilize impeccible timing between QB & WR's in a short distance throw game to isolate individual defenders either in man or zone coverage. Running game uses misdirection and delayed actions (counters and draws) with occasional OT runs to keep defenses honest. (Shannahan modifed this with significant use of zone blocking stretch plays to defeat Tampa 2 and 4-3 defenses) QB has to be a superior decision maker and accurate thrower (and slightly mobile to utilize bootlegs and mobile pocket blocking concepts) to open up passing lanes and exploit overpursuing defenses. OL focus on mobility and combo blocking techniques instead of strength.
3) Pro style Coryell: see classic Oakland Raiders / Washington Redskins / Lions under Bobby Ross; utilize inside running power schemes and heavy play action passing with fast WR's / TE's to force 3-4 yard running plays clumped with over the top big pass plays for chunks of yardage. Lots of deep throws (streaks, deep outs, flag routes) requires QB with big arm (not necessarily accurate), RB who can break first tackle attempts, and ideally an all-star caliber TE who is either (A) fast enough to run by a LB in coverage, or (B) a big enough target on over the middle crossing / curl / drag routes to force a safety to cover / account for him thereby opening up the streaking WR.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||This is the B1G's dirty secret||
Is that the middle tier teams that were respectable in the late 90's / early 2000's are crap now. In 1997 for example, you had for standings:
Michigan 12-0 (Nat'l champion, Lloyd in his glory)
Ohio St 10-3 (Typical John Cooper on the cusp of nat'l contention)
Penn St 9-3 (Joe Pa still nationally relavent)
Purdue 9-3 (On the rise Joe Tiller)
Wisconsin 8-5 (On the rise Barry Alvarez)
Iowa 7-5 (On the way out Hayden Fry)
Michigan St 7-5 (3rd yr Nick Saban)
NW 5-7 (Gary Barnett post Rose Bowl / Citrus Bowl magic run)
Minn 3-9 (Rookie Glenn Mason)
Michigan, OSU, Penn St, and Purdue were Top 15 teams, and all except for comically inept Indiana (Love ya Cam Cameron!) and Illinois (RIP Ron Turner.. wait he's not dead?, and he got another HC job???) had either on the rise or just recently nationally relevant coaches. This is where the SEC and Pac-12 have killed us recently, our coaching across the conference hasn't been up to snuff while those conferences have employed the best coaches... You can really make the argument that only OSU, Indiana and Ilinois have upgraded their coaching situations (OSU, minimally from Cooper to Meyer; Illinois and Indiana by default) since 1997. MIchigan, Penn St, and Purdue (!) have markedly downgraded; Wisconsin, Iowa, MSU, NW, and Minn have treaded water or slightly decreased. At the time sure, Saban was below where Dantonio is now, but by the time Saban left he's on the precipice where Dantanio is now (consistent NYD bowl participants, marginal Top 10 team), and look at the roller coaster they went through to get to now (Bobby Williams, John L Smith, and barely keeping Dantonio). And really through the early 2000's the coaching stayed fairly constant at a high level with NW improving under Randy Walker, Mason establishing an on-the-cusp-but-not-quite conference contender at Minnesota, Fry ceding to Ferentz who had flashes of excellence, Cooper giving way to Tressel, and Alvarez & Tiller cementing their status as historically good coaches for their respective schools. You can really trace the downfall of the B1G to the hiring of Tim Brewster (I kid... a little) and the retirement of Wilfred Brimley in West Lafayette.
Until the B1G can stabilize their coaching quality, we're not going to return to "elite" status and have an improved SOS conference wide. One blow out loss by Meyer to Alabama, and the old B1G meme comes out.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||There was an interesting thread on UAB||
a couple days ago which basically spelled out the internal politics of UAB football and how essentially Bear Bryant's kid has tried everything in his power to kill UAB football. Basically the situation down there is somewhat equivalent to Shemy Schembechler doing everything he can including getting elected to the Board of Regents and forcing an unqualified coach to be hired to sabotage and kill Central Michigan because he was worried the Chips might challenge UM in a couple decades. Really wierd Antebellum politics and culture down there-- probably worthy of a John Grisham novel.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Not even a chance||
He's heavily invested in the AF Academy and a Western CONUS guy.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||"Offense wins games now"||
On this note, I was SHOCKED that Spielman said this a couple weeks ago on Drew Lane's radio show after the Maryland game. He basically conceded that college football today has shifted and that you can't rely on a strong defense only, which is what Hoke was trying to do. If Chris Spielman realizes that you have to have offense, that shows a complete culture shift in mainstream football minds (who are smart).
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Because Miles would come||
and is better. And while the record isn't quite indicative yet, Bielema I believe has turned the corner at Arkansas and I wouldn't be surprised to see them contend next year for a division title. The Hogs have been playing quality Wisconsin football the past month.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||At this point||
If not Harbaugh, Miles. Proven track record, Michigan ties, will be competent almost immediately, solidify recruiting class, and if he stays for 4-5 years, opportunity to build a replacement from within based on his solid track record with coaching trees at Ok St, LSU, etc.
He's not a bionic man, but he's a damn fine tournequet. (sp?)
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Really?||
This is the shit we have to deal with now?
|3 weeks 3 days ago||If The Hat comes north||
I think this is a distinct possibility. I would enjoy a pissed off Bo Pelini as DC, and *potentially* a Coach-in-Waiting.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||If The Hat comes north||
I think this is a distinct possibility. I would enjoy a pissed off Bo Pelini as DC, and *potentially* a Coach-in-Waiting.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||color me surprised||
I thought if bo survived last year, he'd be in good shape, especially after winning vs. Iowa. Unless a 20 yr younger Paul Johnson is walking through the door I'm not sure Scott Frost is an upgrade.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||three options||
1- hc at ball st or someplace like Ohio u, miami (ntm), marsahll, western kentucky, etc doing the Frank Solich
|3 weeks 6 days ago||echo chamber||
Be prepared for some mild hooliganism directed your way. You may get a beverage poured on you. You will get taunted unmercifully. But as long as you don't get into a yelling match things should be nonviolent. After the game make like biakabutuka and run like hell from your buddy's place to change clothes out of Michigan stuff. Expect your car to get trashed with cups, a couple keys, and God willing, no poop.
|4 weeks 4 hours ago||I need new pants||
Seriously for a dad with a five year old who has needed out hard over the new star wars rebels, I just showed this to her and she was almost as excited as her dad. Almost.
Btw- if any other parents are looking for star wars rebels gear, go to Disney store online at hit the star wars store then go all the way to the bottom to the custom tshirt area. You can get "custom" kids shirts with any of the new characters (including the girls).
|6 weeks 5 hours ago||totally depends||
On if Brady goes out like Bump Elliott or like Tommy Tuberville. I get the sense the way things are going that if he gets to coach out the season he'll do an Abe Vigoda in The Godfather and gracefully take his bullet.
|6 weeks 5 hours ago||if this is the case||
The FOIA mafia will have a field day that will be Schlissel's worst nightmare.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||The one take away from this game for me||
is that Pat Fitzgerald should NOT be considered a top flight coaching candidate anymore.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Maybe injury, maybe just bad mechanics||
DG just doesn't have good footwork and his throwing mechanics are all over the place (looks to me like he's still shot putting most passes like he's in high school as opposed to throwing from a consistent release point). His deep passes are just lofted balls instead of missiles.. he should have the arm strength to throw those balls, but he keep "pushing" the throw instead of "throwing" the pass.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I think it *is* DG at this point||
Why it's that way is irrelevent in analyzing the game. DG is not a consistent enough QB to bank on taking even busted plays the defense gives you (see the INT where Canteen and DEVER(!) are glaringly open). If you want to say DG's a warriror, fine, but even tough guys have to be judged on their merits. DG is missing throws, missing reads, and making poor check decisions at the line. I even wonder if the whole not getting to the line for the snap in a reasonable time issue is because of DG's huddle management. DG at this point just reminds me of that QB from Miami (YTM) a couple years ago (Jacory Harris I think?) who one game can look like a Heisman candidate, and the next two make head spinning DERP-itude decisions.
Blame Hoke and staff for not finding a quality QB to have ready to put in there, or not developing DG's decision making, but what I saw this weekend was missed opportunity after missed opportunitiy where the play call was there but bad throws / bad decisions killed us. Problem is I don't think putting Morris in there is going to be any better. If I'm Alex Malzone, I'm coming in here next year thinking I have a real shot to be the starting QB.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||easy peezy||
For a gas grill just use 1 of 2 burners and let the unlit side act as your indirect heat side. Helps to have a grill thermometer to monitor temp inside the box. For smoking, you can buy a 12" x4" smoker box at most major hardware stores like Menard's, or you can make your own out of those disposable tin baking pans and some aluminum foil with holes poked on top. Just put either of these contraptions over the direct heat side of the grill.
|8 weeks 9 hours ago||I'm pretty sure||
Ace said in his twitter feed that he'd be writing it up. I'd assume a transcript and analysis by the end of the day on mgoblog front page.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Republican politics in Michigan||
There are far many other GOP'ers in Michigan with money beside Dave Brandon, and many with far more influence. In fact, if Brandon is using party politics to try and save himself, that would piss off even more GOP'ers. Rick Snyder is the face of the Michigan GOP now and in the near term, esepcially if he (likely) wins re-election, and from some political heavyweights I know still in Michigan, Snyder and Brandon are NOT happy best buddies. My take is the political angle Brandon is throwing out is a simple red herring.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||I think Patterson is the Belein we've been looking for||
For those looking for the football equivalent of Beilein, it's basically Gary Patterson.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Huh, that's funny||
His response to an email I sent him about improving lighting around parking lots during night football games was to embed a video of a live version of the Doobie Brothers "Takin' it to the Streets" . I'm guessing I might need to invite him with me to Pine Knob to see that J Geils Band reunion concert next summer.
"Hey! The Schliss is here! And he brought his LP collection!"
|10 weeks 1 day ago||I'm starting to come to this conclusion also||
As much as we made fun of Gittleson, the results on the field of having a cadre of NFL caliber lineman who you'd without a doubt say "yep, we'll get the 3rd and 1" speak for themselves. And its not the "we don't have talent" meme... I would wager our lineman recruits in the past 4 years have been about equal in star ratings to what we were pulling in during Carr's prime. Some of it is Funk, some of it is Borges's grab bag schemes, and some of it is definately NOT being able to be outmuscled on the OL. I think if you look at the RR era folks, we were generally not outsmuscled (outside of OSU, and maybe MSU-- but I tend to chalk the MSU stuff up to not being able to pick up / coutner a jailhouse blitz in the A-gap multiple years) and if you look at the Mike MArtin / David Molk season, we were pounding people away in the running game from a spread offense because our linemen were nimble and strong enough to redirect the DL's to where we wanted them to be.. Sometimes, as much as our tendency in this modern day to be all spreadsheet and scheme centric wants to deny it, you just can't beat real beef pushing other beef around.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||As long as||
Vince made DB join the "Kiss my ass club", I'd have front row seats.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Bates is 1 for me||
BC is big enough program to be a training ground for Michigan. He (so far) has made what seems to be a successful football hire, and he was responsible for keeping Enrico Blasi at Miami (NTM) during his first couple years along with the magnificent refurb of the Miami hockey arena which shows me all the hockey chops I need (that being the next most likely important hire coming up after football)
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Ding dong???||
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Snoop Dogg & the rest of the Hollywood "alumni"||
would like to talk to you about your perspective that USC is a worse "business decision". In fact they have 3-4 suitcases and a fully furnished beach house in Newport Beach for your family that would also like to change your mind...
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Conference play will be a dogfight||
This could be a year that Wiscy runs away with the conference title by 3-4 games and everybody from #2-#8 is within 2 games of each other with 5-6 conference losses. Thankfully, Bo Ryan will then gack it up in the B1G tourney or NCAA's, while Beilein, Motta and Izzo make their typical runs with teams that improved over the course of the year. Raback it that Minnesota will pull 2-3 huge upsets this year.
My prediction? PAIN....
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Right with you purplestuff||
See my post above, and that's also why an option like Josh McDaniels both excites and scares me. We could be getting Pete Carroll v2... we could be getting Lane Kiffin... we could be getting Paul Hackett.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed with jmblue||
Bill Walsh (had a couple good years at Stanford before he retired again)
I'd also add as a counter though Paul Hackett (ultimately failed but left a ready to succeed Carson Palmer in place for Pete Carroll)
I don't think coming from the NFL is as much of a deathknell as Brian writes... the successful NFL returnees are those who are masterful motivators and solid X & O guys with head coaching experience. That's why I'm more upbeat about the possibilty of a Gary Kubiak than others. Hell I even think if the right situation was there and he was 5 years younger, I'd consider Dennis Green as well. Harbaugh caveats apply.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||I like to think||
burt reynolds in smokey and the bandit, but now its more like burt reynolds in "striptease" with the cowboy boots...
|11 weeks 2 days ago||out of these kubiak is my guy||
To me is more Jim Mora Jr than Paul hackett and I would think has motivation to prove himself after Houston. I'd be mildly optimistic, with the realization he may be here less than 10 yrs. Houston was consistent as a winner under him and only got bounced because of playoff issues. If he came he and became our john cooper, I'd live with it.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||THis is the definition of bizzaro land|
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Just wait until||
Durant says "He's an All-American player"... then the ennui will set in.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Eh why not?||
You get a Kevin Durant who makes bokoo bucks for your university in the one year he's there, you promise him to come back at any time to finish his degree, that's marketing you can bank on with not just future athletes, but with alumni who want feel good stories about how their school cares. It's minimal cost compared to what the university banked in merchandise sales and potential NCAA tourney money. Think if LSU was able to show Shaq getting his degree there instead of Shaq doing commercials for Univ of Phoenix?
|12 weeks 2 days ago||In conference arms races||
This is a pretty good first blow. Full cost of attendance, honoring it for life (no more shipping off to North Alabama Tech for you son!), and *all* athletes, not just revenue sports. Score one for decency (and for Jim Delaney World Domination)
|12 weeks 3 days ago||No dear God no||
As an alum who's embarassed about thisentire situation as anyone, please don't go to PIzza House and make an asshat out of yourself. You want to protest, show up at 6pm tonight for that candlelight vigil / fire Brandon protest, whatever. Don't be an embarassment at a pubilc establishment- that reflects poorly on you, your fellow classmates, and your alumni brothers in arms. I'm guessing Hoke's going to be enough of a mess.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||In all seriousness||
without getting into CC speculation tangent, if a mid week firing occurred, do you think a temp AD from within would be appointed or an emiterus just to guide the ship until a permanent replacement is found (i.e. bring back Bill Martin temporarily, rehire Bruce Madej)? Now with Lloyd's grandson's issues, I would think he'd be off the table as a caretaker emperor for either the AD or the football team. I kind of half heartedly joked in another thread to bring back Gary Moeller for the rest of the season to act as emeritus HC in a Barry Alvarez role, but now with the way this is shaking out, I'm not sure I want either Nuss or Mattison as interim HC... I know Moeller's 73, but he would be a guy the fan base, probably players, and the current coaching staff could rally around at least temporarily. (not to mention it'd buy us back some universal karma from the way he was shitcanned in the mid 90's)
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Additionally||
one of my best friends was an equipment manager during the late 90's and his "Lloyd threw his headset at me" stories during games were epic.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||I work with a number of univ senior employees||
and that sentiment is growing post-MSC separation. They sang her praises when she was here, but now that she's gone, there's a lot of skeleton-in-the-closet realisations going on.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Anybody have||
Gary Moeller's phone number handy?
"Hi, Gary, Mark. Yeah... the President guy. You, uh, you know,doing anything around 1pm today? I'd like to talk to you about an opportunity I have... yes, I'll bring Zingerman's. Yes with extra pickles.... No, no, Mr Brandon will DEFINATELY not be there."
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Watched the first half||
at a local Fricker's with some friends who were Purdue alums but Minnesota natives. My wife and I left at halftime from the mental butt hurt and planned to just go to bed. But I wanted to subject my brain to more pain so I kept watching.. and watching... and watching until I was curled up in the sitting fetal position on my La-Z-Boy like a 6 yr old girl watching Frozen for the first time. Then Buffalo Stampede happened. It was magical. Let it go...Let it go... can't hold back Navarre anymoooo-ooo-re
|13 weeks 3 days ago||I'd put Randy Walker and Glenn Mason up a notch||
Walker was on track to have Northwestern humming as a new entrant into consistent winning programs which is saying something at NW. Mason was always consistent in winning at Kansas and Minnesota-- but that was his problem, at KU and Minnesota, you just can't get the recruiting you need to make a top notch jump. I was always afraid of a Glenn Mason team at Minnesota, because even though you had better talent, you were always weary that he'd get just enough from his RB's and defense to beat you when you made mistakes. He was always jsut that one win away from really breaking through. And the tire fire that Minny became after Mason was fired is testament to his talent. If this was five years ago and Mason had just been fired and sat out a year, I'd put him as a top candidate for Michigan's job.
But your basic premise is solid-- the MAC is no longer a consistent grooming ground for quality head coaches. With the demographic changes in the Midwest, the excess talent that the MAC programs used to be able to suck up (especially in Ohio) is either gone or now going to Cincinnati and the expanded Big Ten schools (Penn St, Neb). Now Mountain West and Sun Belt teams seem to be where promising HC's go to get their start.,
|13 weeks 3 days ago||I like McElwain||
Comes from the Saban school of "Process" and CSU seems to be coming back to their traditional water level-- competitive Mtn West team. My worry about him was he was with John L up in East Lansing...
On Matt Wells, I have a lot of friends at Utah St and they really think he's impressive. He's not a westerner by any means, but landed the job when Gary Anderson left for Wiscy. I'm still wait and see on him to make sure it isn't a honeymoon period we're seeing.
If Butch Jones can make more progressin turning around Tennessee I'd think he'd be the guy I'd target, even if that meant an armed mob marching from Knoxville to Ann Arbor. I'm still holding out hope that we'd be able to land Shaw from Stanford somehow....
I've been also trying to put together the formula for a successful NFL hire in the college ranks. Seems like you have to be mildly but not too successful (8-8 to 10-6 type coach with propensity to be in Wild Card discussions every year), but also younger, served under a top notch head coach, and a solid X & O's guy who can motivate. (People forget that Pete Carroll for all his rah rah was a very highly regarded defensive coach in his first NFL run from a scheme POV). Does anyone fit that bill? If not for the regional implications I'd say Jim Schwartz would, also fitting the template may be Gary Kubiak, Eric Mangini, and Josh McDaniels.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||oh yeah||
And did verlander figure it out now? He was dealing like a vintage frank Tanana on Fri night.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||as long as the tribe doesn't blow it||
There's that extra half game hanging out there. Porcello wins tomorrow and that's a 4 game lead with less than ten to play. I'll take it.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||The only reason I enjoy Vandenberg AFB||
I work for the USAF and I have to travel to Vandenberg AFB regularly. Vandy is in the Central Coast region of California north of Santa Barbara by about an hour. The ONLY two redeeming qualitie about that region are (1) fantastic rich red wines and (2) All-you can eat Tri-tip days at the Vandy Officer's club. $8.95 per person and I'm not going to confirm whether I ate more than 3 lbs of meat for lunch....Tri-tip for president!
And agree on the spice rub swap out... haven't tried Stubb's rub but for true Santa Maria Tri-tip, you need to have it a little heavy on the garlic powder and pepper. Although Stubb's BBQ sauce would work well post-cooking with this since it's vinegar-y and pepper-y.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||game watching in alpena area?||
Up north here in alpena area for labor day 2014 weekend. Looking for fellow wolverines to watch app st game with, preferably at place with good beer. Anyone know if cheboygan brewing co has TV's?
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Give me a bottom feeder we never played||
Ga St, Ut St, Old Dominion, NM, Troy, UAB, UTSA... it's replacing Hawaii so I'm not worried about strength of schedule. We got enough meat with UCF (who will still be good Big 5 be damned) and Colorado. 2016 should be Year 2 of the Shane Morris Project so I'd like a tasty cupcake to get things rolling please.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||UFR is great||
It's the game write-ups that tended to start falling into self parody of "why does this team suck at the things I think they should do, also my hot dog was less than stellar sitting next to a pottery consultant from Cheboygan who shouldn't be at the games". Overall I'm happy, just would like, let's say, 17% less self-loathing.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Return of substantive hockey content||
I'm hoping Brian returns to more of the substantive content on Michigan football and hockey in his personal recaps instead of the extended Smiths album prologues we've seen in recent years. I miss having the analysis not bogged down in personal tales of woe. I've got Grantland for that :(
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Went to Syracuse once||
for a broomball tournament. Needless to say we didn't return the next year.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Depending on how old you are||
You may have never heard of the J Geils Band and their masterpiece of the Live Full House at Cobo Hall record. Soooo much energy and positivity. And the harmonica guy's name is Magic Dick.
True story, the lead singer is neither J nor Geils. Discuss.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||John McLaughlin would like to disagree with your assertion||
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Without an agreed upon base social contract||
I lean toward agreement with you. Formalized Judeo Christian religious beliefs with the structure of the generalized Protestant organized churches tended to provide that initial communal morality the Constitutional framers intended, but the secularization of contemporary society following the normalization of post-1960's radicalism have contributed to a balkanized population without a unifying morality that governed the balance between unbridled captialism and social christian democrat- desires for a quasi-utopian state.
(wakes up from trance)
Yeah, and I need my free cell phone!
|18 weeks 3 days ago||BBQ sauce||
Mustard based, brown sugar based, vinegar based, or no sauce whartsoever. Discuss. Choice of meat will be considered on whether you're correct.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Way the hell too depressing||
I like my post-apocalyptic worlds to have a sliver of hope. That's why I watch Snowpiercer.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Ideas||
Dr Who (new Doc starts this weekend-- catch up on the last days of Matt Smith)
Alias (season 1-3 were fantastic, after that it's pretty craptastic besides Jennifer Garner's heavenly aura)
Rewatch all A-Team episodes
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Implementer of other engineer's ideas||
Look at Industrial and Operations Engineering. They're more implementers of processes than some other engineering disciplines. Also, if you like making stuff, consider a degree in Engineering technology-- you can specialize in things like metal working / metal shop, electronics design and fabrication. More practical, less theoretical, less math. If you're going after a traditional engineering degree, eventually you'll need high level math- yes even in your day job. Don't let that discourage you though, I'm a PhD engineer and I suck at high level math-- I understand the concepts enough and can perform the calculations, just don't ask me to derive stuff or do a lot of eigenvalue / transformation math... uggh. My PhD advisor told me "you're a horrible mathematician, but a hell of an engineer... take statistics for your math concentration"
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Big Macs are Groot||
The local McDonald's went through a massive renovation and in the ensuing "re-grand opening" they gave the first 50 people in line a gift card for one free Big Mac per week for an entire year. Yep, I got one and every Wednesday at work is "Big Mac Day". It's gonna be a good day scooter.
|19 weeks 14 hours ago||Jags beat writer thinks OK||
"Running back Denard Robinson made a statement to be involved in the offense, rushing for a team-high 34 yards on six carries. … Running back Jordan Todman had a blitz pickup on Bostic, giving Henne an extra second to complete a pass to tight end Marcedes Lewis for a 20-yard gain. … Defensive end Tyson Alualu has recorded sacks in each preseason game."
Watched a little bit, seems like he'll be a 3rd down passing down back, and change of pace to Gearhard from traditional formations. Todman may be the mid-yardage 2nd / 3rd down back due to his apparent ability to pass protect better. Guess is Toby, Todman, and Denard make the team with Denard getting ST reps as well as probably 4-5 touches per game on offense.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||this is horrible||
I mean how can you support David Brandon's attempt to have laser light shows, fireworks, and atmospheric modification experiments that change the color of the sky at games through your artwork propaganda! The sky has been blue since Yost started coaching Michigan men and I'll be damned if some Adidas marketing douchebag tries to alter that tradition!
|24 weeks 2 days ago||this is important||
While we here on the website obsess over facility upgrades for water polo coverage, schlissel's got a lot coming at him as soon as he steps in the job 15 July. There's issues with aca compliance in the M health system, a potentially huge re-org in the College of Engineering, potentially two college deans needing to be replaced in succession within a year, and I've heard that he really wants to get on a national stage in establishing better nat'l security credentials for the university in concert with Simon at MSU. Those are issues far outweighing the potential replacement of an AD who has the department in the black, has grown nonrevenue sports, and has not presided over major scandal. Caveats apply (one being if 100k streak stops and/or Brandon pisses off one huge donor), but by in large i think Brandon is safe on the argument that the new pres has bigger fish to fry right away.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||And the East gets weaker!||
Yay Red Wings!
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Got it.||
Thanks. Mods, feel free to delete the thread unless there's dissenting opinion.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||I just checked the Trade Machine||
and Greg Monroe & Rodney Stuckey for Anthony Bennett and Dion Waiters + #1 works.... Just sayin'.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||This is my wonder||
At this point, Lebron has his two rings and four "The Finals" (TM) appearances in a row. Wade is breaking down, looking like Melo to Chicago. Does Bron's guilt/hubris/irrational desire to be loved by "everyone" think that to cement his "legacy" as the all-time great he can go to Cleveland and try to break a long standing curse by winning a championship with the Cavs? Or 2? Or 3? or 4? (oh stop me now...). I've always been hesitant to the idea LeBron's going anywhere but the easiest path to the finals, but let's be honest, if Derrick Rose isn't Derrick Rose anymore and Indiana can't get mentally tougher / better, is there another team in the Eastern Conference that could challenge ANY team with LeBron right now? Add in Cleveland can pick whoever it needs to compliment LeBron (or trade assets and the pick for other assets... last year's #1 to the Pistons for Greg Monroe? This year's #1 and last year's #1 to Minnesota for Kevin Love?), and if LeBron can be happy with the coach (which by the media reports out of Miami by the end of the year last year, LeBron thought he WAS the coach), why not to Cleveland where he can sandblast out the biggest blotch on his legacy?
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Concede on the overhype||
But I honestly thought Bradley was probably 1 or 2 on the squad coming out of our qualifying campaign with Altidore; Dempsey, Howard, and Cameron as next best tier. The fact that we're in position to advance (and should have!) with next to no Altidore, Bradley playing poorly, and Cameron playing like a roller coaster actually has me feeling kind of good. Besler, Beckermann and Jones playing as revelations with Dempsey reverting to his killer form has been a hugely surprising balance to the poor play from others. And Howard I would say has been good not great-- what I expect out of Howard.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Totally missed the point of my post||
He isn't on the team because of his dad, he's on teh team because of the long haul he's one of the top 1-3 players in our nation. My point was his play has been so uncharacteristically bad, it's like someone kidnapped Bob on his way back from Egypt and was holding him ransom for Michael to play bad. The comment was a tongue in cheek criticism like BRadley's been tanking on purpose. I'll include appropriate hashtagz and sarcasm markers for you next time.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||worried about Bradley||
Two late game gaffes from our supposed most heady player. Anyone see if his dad is being held hostage by some nefarious peeps after coaching Egypt? Our hopes in advancing lie in Bradley being able to outplay top Euro and South American midfielders. If he can't, then we're in worlds of hurt.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Question(s) on rooting interests||
So the first game is easy... Waffles over North African deserts all day.
Second game: Do I reflexively cheer against Mexico, or do I cheer for chaos inducing upset if Brazil loses? If Brazil loses, do the people sacrafice the coach to a river teeming with man eating piranhas? Cause that'd spice things up a bit.
Third game: We are SO anti-Russia still, yes? I mean for what they did to Apollo Creed? And how can you cheer against Korean girl pop groups? Can CRex comment on whether his wife is going Korea-zy? (get it? Crazy? Korea-zy? huh? huh?)
|27 weeks 4 days ago||so that happened||
I guess we don't have to worry about:
|28 weeks 4 days ago||I'm thinking 3-4 seasons||
As mentioned below the culper story basically starts at Washington's defeat in new York and ends after Arnold's defection (sorry, spoiler alert for those of you fell asleep in American history). I think that and the way they set up Tallmadge v Andre for Season 2 lends itself to 4 seasons max. Any more and they'll have to start psuedo history revisionism
|28 weeks 4 days ago||yep||
Turn uses that book as source material for the show. I like it- its not over cgi'd the drama is relatively historically accurate, and I like the character interplay. Its a lot of point counterpoint which was the nature of warfare at that time. In addition, we are probably spoiled in terms of what to expect from intelligence operations what was considered earth breaking Intel then is assumed to be known now in the age of NSA wiretaps and spy satellites. I think the series picks up pace nicely after the introduction of major Andre. I'm hoping for at least a three season run because I want to see how they treat the entire Benedict Arnold story- that and Trenton were the Cupper ring's two biggest contributions to the war.
Amazingly the info we have on the Culper ring wasn't really known until the mid-20th century. And we still don't know for sure who Agent 355 was. (Read a history book). The culper story really illustrates how Washington was ahead of his contemporaries and that he really was a key figure in defeating the British.
|31 weeks 9 hours ago||So you're saying there's a chance||
So if I'm Landon Donovan's biggest stalker fan, who am I aiming a sniper rifle at...errrr, hoping gets hurt... errr, hoping plays well in the upcoming friendlies? Davis? Green? Wondo?
|31 weeks 9 hours ago||Question for the Soccer-illuminati on the board||
Is there a taxi squad or injury replacement allowance for rosters leading up to the WC or is this 23 it come hell or high water? US still has a couple friendlies before Brazil and should someone on the lower half of the 23 get hurt, is Donovan a possible late addition? He's taking this well in the media so I'm wondering if he thinks there's still a shot to make on the final plane as long as he plays good soldier..
|31 weeks 9 hours ago||I've read a lot of pieces on Donovan the past day||
And I'm having a hard figuring out why he was left off the roster as he:
1) Does still have value in VERY limited minutes when you're looking to go all out offense
2) Was still seen by active players as respected
and (3) made no bones about the willingness to come off thebench and not be a head case.
You would think that for team unity, JK would have found a ceremonial sit-on-the-bench 23rd spot for him like England tried to do for Beckham. That said, the piece on SI by Grant Wuhl that talked about Klinnsman's penchant for guys that go all out (see the quotes from Jurgen about Wondo) may just speak that JK's going for a culture change of guys who would run through a brick wall for the national team. Donovan's sabbatical and his somewhat reluctant desire to get back to national team competition didn't speak for the intensity that JK has been looking for. I gotta think that either in body language or how he was preparing, Donovan just wasn't showing the balls to the wall despiration that JK was seeking. Remember Eddie Johnson was left off the invited 30 for the training camp too. Message should be received now by Altidore, Dempsey, et al that any slack will not be tolerated.
|31 weeks 9 hours ago||Next on the mound is hard throwing rookie Rick Vaughn||
He was a juvenile delinquent in the off season.
|31 weeks 10 hours ago||Just remember when you watch it||
1) This was made before Charlie Sheen, Rene Russo, Wesley Snipes, or Dennis Haysbert made it big. Tom Berenger and Corbin Bernsen were the star power.
2) This was made BEFORE the Indians went through their 90's renaissance with Albert Belle, Jacobs Field, etc. When this was released, the Indians were basically the Cubs with a shittier stadium, and less passionate fans. After this movie, it took on a bit of apocryphal context since the Indians ended up turning into a respectable powerhouse for a 5-10 yr period.
3) Rick "Wild Thing" Vaughn was the inspiration for multiple nut-case hard throwing relievers in the 90's like Rob Dibble, Mitch Williams, John Rocker, etc. This movie came out right as was playing Little League and so an entire generation of 30-40 yr olds now naturally assume that to get out of the biggest jams in life, you always fuck the curveball and give 'em the heater.
|31 weeks 10 hours ago||(You all aren't going top believe this)^2||
I believe both of you and will raise you that someone has written a doctoral dissertation on how Dennis Haysbert's rise in portrayals from Pedro Cerrano to President David Palmer enabled the election of Barack Obama as POTUS.
"Hayworth hit that ball a mile"
"You know that ball wouldn't have been out of a lot of parks"
"Oh, yeah? Name one."
|31 weeks 10 hours ago||The comments add to the fun||
After I forwarded him the link, my coworker who is a Mich grad and Iowan just looked at me with Lee Trevino face from Happy GIlmore and rolled sadly back into his cubical.
|31 weeks 3 days ago||Stauskas is borderline Top-10 pick||
According to reports out of the draft combine and other workouts, Nik is showing enoug ball handling skill that NBA types think he can play limited minutes in a 1-spot, is most likely a 2, but could also go to a 3 in a small ball lineup. His athleticism he's showing in workouts along with his rep as a "smart" player is easing GM's concerns about his defensive prowess, in that if he's in a consistent system, he'll likely be able to fill his role in a rotation heavy defensive scheme. The performance in the tourney where he showed he can play the passer out of a pick and roll set as well as a pull up shooter has many NBA types saying he could be highly effective in either a analytics-influenced motion offense or a set play pick and roll. As long as he lands with a coach who has more knowledge than "give it to my 3 and get out of the way" offense, he should be successful. My personal feeling is he'll be a taller Vinnie Johnson or Micheal Cooper type. Borderline starter / definite 6th man with high offensive ceiling and valuable because of positional versatility.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||good one||
I was in a pub in Mayfair in london watching this. The Brits lost that game and the bartender as he was filling up my pint glass looks at me and says "it was fun but frankly we haven't beaten the Jerry's without you yanks since before the kaiser.". Ah yes, British bartenders versed in historical fact.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||soccer is known for this||
Likely best military history related trolling of a soccer fan base since english fans started chanting "if you won a world war please stand up?" During a Germany friendly
|39 weeks 1 hour ago||maybe its just the bellaire brown talking||
But if I'm a new age NBA gm with a team of outside gunners, I'm watching that game figuring out how to get a 6'9" guy who's strong, plays baller low post defense without being a shot blocker, knows how to defense pick and roll from multiple concepts, has a great grasp of big man pick and roll action including a savvy ability to slip the pick action, has a couple low post moves with soft touch, AND has improved every year he's played on my team. Yes I'm looking at you Golden State and San Antonio and Miami.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||Stauskas dunk||
Waching that Stauskas dunk attempt was the most amazing miss I've seen in Michigan basketball in 20 years. Even with that miss he probably moved up 2 slots in NBA draft projections by showing that he can take guys off the dribble with pure athleticism and has the ups to finish at the rim with a strong take. That was not a 6'6" stringy frosh tweener exploiting a wide open blown assignment... that was a MAN move with some power. If any draftnik mentions Stauskas's lack of athleticism, dude should be flat out called racist.
|40 weeks 5 days ago||I like the fact||
That we're in a place where Sweet 16 is expected. Yay for superior coaching. Yay.
|40 weeks 5 days ago||agreed||
My reading is one win next week we're back on the good side of the bubble barring conference tourney miracles. Two wins next week and we're in for sure.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||LeBron couldn't play back then||
The tight shorts would affect his jumpshot much like the sleeved jersey from last week..
Plus, do you really think Mahorn would allow Bron to just storm down the lane with his shoulder down? HELL NO.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||If you want a great treatment of the 90's Bad Boys||
Get the NBA produced video "Motor City Bad Boys" from 1989-90 or the official NBA recap video from the 88-89 season. That had awesome behind the scenes access and quotes, the game footage and music really brought you the drama of those years. As a special treat, the Motor City Bad Boys video has the championship montage after the Pistons won their first title that was shown on CBS immediately after the game set to The Temptations "The Way You Do the THings You Do". Still makes my shed a tear in joy.
I'm hoping the 30 for 30 captures the rise of the Pistons and not just the "they ended Bird & Magic's era!", "They hated Michael Jordan!" memes that seem to dominate talk with the "experts". As much as those guys were hated around the rest of the league, they generated a fierce loyalty in Detroit unlike any other team with the possible exception of the '84 Tigers.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Wasn't a big fan||
Some of the interviews I read before hand with NdeGT didn't give me a positive feeling of real scientific debate and spark during the show.. (his treatment of "climate science" debates went down to "people burn coal and that heats up the atmosphere"-- what a overly simplistic explanation that does a disservice to the real debates going on about the observed data not matching the IPCC sanctioned models by a factor of 2, etc).
The show itself felt like a science version of the CGI overload that's apparent in production today. Apparently we can't actually discuss science anymore without HYPERVELOCITY COMPUTER GRAPHICS BECAUSE KIDS HAVE NO ATTENTION SPANS!!!! I'm apprehensive about the rest of the show, although I will give it a couple more eps. Seems like he wants to be a TV star instead of the science being the star. As to the religion debate, of course its all religious people's fault, because scientists are ALWAYS to be believed, because you know, they're scientists. Hey guess what, I'm a practicing Roman Catholic and a PhD engineer who believes that God and science co-exist, b/c God set it up that way. But I'm not to be listened b/c I don't reject religion wholesale. FAIL.
Plus, he really f*d over Pluto, and I'll never forgive him for that.
|41 weeks 6 days ago||road is pretty much defined||
We lose both next week, we're not in.
|43 weeks 1 day ago||See my signature block||
I taught at OSU for a semester last year and parked on campus. Worst I got was the occasional "UM SUX" or "GO BUCKS" written in the dust layer of my car / windshield. I have actually had more problems at the Columbus airport parking lots or gas stations with dickheads yelling stuff to me than vandalism to my car. Signature block story not withstanding.
|43 weeks 2 days ago||and somewhere||
Gene keady's head just exploded like that guy from "scanners"
|43 weeks 5 days ago||video caught of culprit!|
|43 weeks 5 days ago||surely||
You can't be serious.
|43 weeks 5 days ago||Shawn hunwick returns sat||
And all Goes well. Thanks tiny Jesus!
|43 weeks 5 days ago||good on rob||
I used to work for him when he ran Im sports. Sounds like he's the same good guy. But reading this, by this point in the season neither the AD or the students understand the procedure clearly?
|43 weeks 5 days ago||why am i||
Weirdly aroused by this graphic?
|43 weeks 5 days ago||I hear ya||
Sprained vaginas take at least 3-4 weeks to heal. But don't worry msu has a crack training staff that will get them ready. Until the next loss.
|43 weeks 5 days ago||stauskas especially||
Belein did some good adjustments to get nik some easy ones early then after nik started driving to the hole it was game set match for his confidence. Then the three goggles came out and it was (billy packer voice) OVAH!
|43 weeks 5 days ago||it's not like I said||
To give her a sandy Eskimo...
|43 weeks 5 days ago||#delusionalsparty||
"Well the whole game turned on that horseshit technical Payne got for hanging on the rim. Levert did the same thing and didn't get t'd up. And Dawson didn't play"
Seriously you could probably go over to rcmb and play bingo with those sentences.
|43 weeks 5 days ago||I declare today||
Canuck day in Ann arbor. If anyone sees Mrs stauskas after the game, wish her a good day and give her a donut.
|43 weeks 5 days ago||blame google||
Add it to the pile of anti-american vitriol you've spooned up today.
It's days like today I wish The Mountie were still wrestling so I could look upon a truly evil Canadian. Or the Rougeau Brothers. Or Dino bravo. Or heel Chris Jericho.
|43 weeks 5 days ago||I will only cheer for canada||
If a win guarantees a robin sparkles comeback tour.
"Let's go to the mall!"
|43 weeks 5 days ago||poulin?||
I love that shit especially with extra gravy on the frites.
|43 weeks 5 days ago||so if price wins today||
Will Canada finally stop complaining about the lack of goaltender development since brodeur got old?
|43 weeks 5 days ago||gawd I hate crosby||
But its starting to be in the "because he's so good" category like Gretzky.
|43 weeks 5 days ago||don't forget the shitloads||
Of natural resources we exploit. And a couple Tim Horton's that still make their own dough instead of the bastardized Tim's in the states that Dave Thomas ruined. Another reason to hate Ohio.
|43 weeks 5 days ago||I wonder if||
Haley wickenhiser will let Sidney Crosby use her Pierre Trudeau shaped dildo.
|43 weeks 5 days ago||doc emerick is on today||
The Gus Johnson of hockey. And I love it.
|43 weeks 6 days ago||so do downing and bennett||
Approach pronger like ice time tonight?
|44 weeks 4 days ago||holy crap we need a run||
To try and get in top 8 to get into cincy regional. Good things happen to Michigan hockey in Cincinnati.
|46 weeks 3 days ago||I say fsu||
For the comfort and lack of drama with mama
|46 weeks 3 days ago||additional info||
Is that supposedly malik got either drunk or laid while on his official and mom & dad were not happy with that when he came back to them / didn't get in touch with them. It was in this state of inebriation/euphoria he said that msu players told him he didn't have to go to class. Then to top it off when the parents brought it up with the MSU staff they basically brushed it off. Allegedly malik also stayed out way too late at Ohio st but when his parents confronted urbz aboutvit he apologized and made the hosts apologize to malik's parents. I've heard the Michigan home visit was basically "he will get an education, and our d line coaches put guys in the nfl, but you have to work for it". Mom and dad loved the pitch but malik wasn't sold.
|47 weeks 3 hours ago||one problem with the write up||
Especially in light of Duke lacrosse, we need to be very careful about assigning "guilt". Gibbons was found in violation of violating a university policy on sexual behavior/assault under a burden of proof that I would argue is less than a civil suit much less a criminal trial. I wholly agree that something sketchy and unseemly occurred, but I'm having a real hard time rectifying the Sandusky like outrage when even the city/county prosecutor didn't even file charges much less go to trial. Taking advantage of a female in a vulnerable situation is reprehensible and with my strict Catholic morals, I find it disgusting and evil. But the wholesale assignment of "guilt" when we will never know the details of the university investigation, deliberations, and defense gibbons may have been allowed to file (if at all) strikes me as worrisome. Do we know if gibbons atoned for his actions? Was he a reformed actor in the 4 years since? I don't know. I wish I did. And I wish that we could know the whole truth, but sadly we probably never will.
|47 weeks 3 days ago||Babcock rumors||
Couple things to keep in mind:
I get feeling that if wings have to big rebuild in two years, Babcock would be amenable to checking into a2 job, especially if his daughter stays local after college.
|47 weeks 3 days ago||I have no problem with student athletes unionizing.||
As a card carrying member of the vast right wing conspiracy it might surprise some. But I want the meme to stop of student athletes complaining they're not getting anything in return. I'd much rather have the NCAA cancel all athletic scholarships and instead allow the schools to straight hire the players like research assistants but make the students pay for coaching services, public relations, health care premiums, housing, food, etc. I've got a feeling if that happened the coaches salaries wouldn't be accelerated as much since their salaries would be tied to athlete fees, and this would allow the students to negotiate the best deal for them, educational benefits and athletic services. If that happened, would title 9 be voided? I don't know I'm not a lawyer. But I think a lot of the disingenuous ness of collegiate athletics can be eliminated and the pro leagues in football and basketball couldn't pimp the NCAA for a "free" minor league services like they do now.
|48 weeks 13 min ago||I just loved that||
Even though compher got blind side cheap shot crossed checked from behind not once but twice by that douchebag little chelios, our guy just skated away and red just smiled like the old days...
|48 weeks 27 min ago||can you confirm||
That our heavyweight only lost because a small Asian man in a green and bowler hat blew some salt in our guys eye while the sparty wrestler distracted the referee?
|48 weeks 2 hours ago||well a couple concerns||
Overall a respectable choice but I'm worried about a couple issues:
- his comments on diversity when asked at the press conference echoed long standing u talking points.. Essentially diversity is demographic composition "the univ should LOOK like its surrounding community" (emphasis mine). I was hoping after prop 6 and the multiple supreme court rulings the new president wouldn't take such an orthodox view but with this board of regents, MSC's precedent, and his background I shouldn't have been surprised.
- I'm worried with his biosci background even more emphasis is going to be put on biosciences. Biosci is doing fine... Its the other engineering disciplines and LSA humanities & hard sciences that need the advocate.
- no major athletics experience is troubling to me. While we pride ourselves on out academic excellence we want a big time athletics dept.
- his wife is pretty far on the left when it comes to legal manipulation on the part of environmental issues, especially climate change debate. Michigan is already on the side of suppression of honest climate debate within aoss so I'm guessing that trend will continue.
I think my general feeling is that he's a hire that will appeal to more "progressive" pocketsbof the school. If he's an able administrator and manages to do something about tuition then he'll be fine but I have a sneaking suspicion we are in for a politically controversial presidency. Just my two cents.
|49 weeks 2 hours ago||greatest wrestling heel mic work in history.||
This was during the cooper era at OSU and during the height of big poppa pumps popularity.
|49 weeks 2 hours ago||easy||
Clarence "Kelly" Johnson. An actual ethical defense contractor. :)
Also the legions of um alums who work classified defense programs that because of love of country will never have their works known.
|49 weeks 4 days ago||I was hoping that||
If the lions missed on wisenhunt that they would have lucked into going after tony dungy HARD. Alas, it is our lot in life and we are made to suffer... With Jim Caldwell.
Btw- I miss Wayne Fontes.
|50 weeks 2 days ago||triple post||
|50 weeks 2 days ago||double post||
|50 weeks 2 days ago||does this mean brian||
Will be starting off podcasts with phone calls from Jim in Tuscaloosa saying, "but briiiiiannnn"
|50 weeks 2 days ago||does this mean brian||
Will be starting off podcasts with phone calls from Jim in Tuscaloosa saying, "but briiiiiannnn"
|50 weeks 2 days ago||if this was wwe||
Tomorrow david Brandon would introduce Jim tressel as oc while Brandon is wearing the Million Dollar Belt screaming "everybody has a price! ha ha ha ha ha ha ha".
|50 weeks 2 days ago||do you think Theresa sullivan||
Is still viable?
|50 weeks 2 days ago||double post||
|50 weeks 2 days ago||I could see simon||
She's presided over the impressive growth in facilities and academic capacities at a major university, and also little known is that Simon has been at the forefront of a group of university presidents actively trying to reestablish a more assertive role for us universities in us dept of defense research and national security issues. I have it on good authority that the CoE is doing a major strategic investigation of getting back into DoD research as non classified research dollars are shrinking big time. Other big time schools like Washington, VaTech and others are relooking at their post Vietnam research restrictions and my sources say that UM CoE and hard science types are really worried they're going to be left behind and hence lose some national clout and dollars. Simon has been very friendly to DoD and Natl security customers at msu but from what I hear has been hamstrung by MSU's relative lack of prestige in key areas (aero, naval, comp sci). Michigan has the resources but hadn't had the big advocate for shedding the "hippy U" image. Simon (or dean Munson with more freedom) could be that bridge. If she could bring mark Hollis with her I'd be even happier. :)
|51 weeks 1 day ago||ESPN article||
Was probably the best piece of sports writing I have read in 20+ years. The candor the author was able to capture was remarkable. My sense in reading this is that if any injury happens to a defenseman, jmfj is first one up.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||think uconn can get a kickstarter||
To hire narduzzi, and by kickstarter I mean large donation to UConn from Steven Ross.
As to the "beat the best" crowd, I didn't mind beating Bobby Williams, Lou tepper, ron Turner, Gerry dinardo, bob davie, or john l smith. Get over yourselves.
At this point Dantonio has proven to be a hell of a coach. I'm just hoping this is a urban meyer / dan mullen situation, where it takes a couple seasons for dantonio to figure out how to replace his top assistant.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||straightening out||
Mxl is primarily run by Prof Jamie Cutler (Aero Dept, who's up for tenure this year!) and focuses on cubesat payloads primarily out of Aero. Its about 5-6 yrs old.
S3FL is mostly run out of AOSS with a focus on smallsat missions investigating electric propulsion systems and related technologies. S3FL gets advocacy from Prof's Brian Gilchrist (EECS & AOSS) and Alec Gallimore (Aero & AOSS & CoE Deans Office). S3FL officially has been around since the mid to late 90s, but hasn't flown as many missions as MXL, because they were focusing on non-cubesat missions. Lots of cross talk between faculty involved, students eh, not so much. S3FL got hurt a little by not going into cubesats right away and hitching to SPRL facilities and staff, which more and more have been shifted towards the climate change mafia in control of AOSS now.
Right now big decision is whether to transition S3FL with SPRL to a research cooperative that can take on classified research like Texas A&M, USC are doing, and leave MXL to Cutler's non-classified research.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||unfortunately||
Isthereariotineastlansing.com is down....
|1 year 2 weeks ago||danielson is a tool||
"I predict teams are going to copy the triple option from the shotgun "
Really? You mean like northern Illinois, Arizona,and any other number of spread running teams? Fucking asshat.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||this is like||
Mizzou v Oklahoma circa 2005
|1 year 2 weeks ago||gary moeller?||
|1 year 2 weeks ago||this looks like a classic big12 game||
Both teams marching up and down, only defense being key turnovers.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||its about in the 20s||
With a brutal wind.
Related note, anybody see ucf at smu had 1000 people total?
|1 year 2 weeks ago||wow||
This game is sloppy. Oh I'm sorry Verne, "shows the sec toughness and parity"
|1 year 2 weeks ago||that was a brutal||
Int by Franklin. Anybody check Vegas if he has money on this BC he straight missed about 4 key throws badly already.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||question for gary||
Is the #spreadstilldead?
|1 year 2 weeks ago||good for cano but||
I'm worried a little as a tigers fan. That move now frees up a lot of Yankees cash and cashmam has shown propensity to build good teams when not hamstrung by his own stupid Mega single player deals.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||i just watched the hockey clip||
And a warm tingly feeling all over. The announcers, the ass kicking of bg, the cheering of gassoff, the van ryn throwing the bg guys stick over the boards to the student section... this is why we need a time machine, marty.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||co-signed on old yost||
Was a student from 96-2002 and yeah starting about 2001 students started getting tix to be part of the experience vs being hockey fans first and foremost. The organic energy of making that midget shit goalie from western actually cry on ice, ortelling the ref he was wrong on the icing call because he had expanding ass pants didn't need a facebook page or organized group to make it happen. It just did because there were smart hockey fans there. I read an interesting piece the other day about how social media and the internet have decreased barriers but reduced the development of local communities since everyone's "so connected". I wonder if that's the case for hockey fandom at yost too. Pre-facebook, yost fans were a cult that you had to be initiated in via fire tinged battles against ron mason's skating goon circus. Now you just have to "like" something and dance so you get on youtube. Now get off my lawn.
Btw- bob gassoff is old yost fans bill brasky. "I once saw bob gassoff take his skate off during a game and disembowel a st cloud st mascot on the ice. True story."
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Appearing live on the video feed||
the Michigan Ladies' Ice Dancing team!
And now zamboni's are driving backwards across the ice. this is nuts.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Love the student announce team||
but I still miss "Back to You Guys" reporter from WCBN. .
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Confused||
"According to Dr. Jens Persson from the Swedish Wolverine Project,"....
and I was surprised to continue reading and see it was about the claws of wolverines, not Red's secret recruiting team in a safehouse in Stockholm trying to find the next Carl Hagelin. Oh well.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||wcbn...||
Back to you
|1 year 8 weeks ago||as a coworker||
Who is a BC grad is fond of saying, "it sucks to BU"
|1 year 9 weeks ago||wow.||
First two weekends of the season after we lost our top two 1st rd nhl defencemen, huge questions in goal, a suspended top scorer, and a loss to a canadian college team, and we have 3 quality wins and a tie over 2 top 5 teams with a backup goalie in net for one of them. Sounds like for this season, I picked the wrong time to give up sniffing glue.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||for those with direct tv||
Game against unh on Fri is on channel 623 (fcs)
|1 year 11 weeks ago||on a related note||
Wings down 1-0 to phx. 14:00 1st period
|1 year 11 weeks ago||ah wcbn....||
I tuned in to hear "back to you guys" guy. Alas, he is no longer part of the broadcast team.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||iwas expecting more fireworks||
And unicorn ms paint drawings, but they do have Parchesi on the lido deck, so that's cool.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||thisis what happens when you dont kill||
The commie bastards all at once. They go on a long march and only thehardiest ideologues survive, forming an ideologically pure enemy.
Or at least that's what I learned from reruns of fraggle rock on cbc.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||complaint for mgoshoe||
It still disappoints me that as a USAF member I can't play Annapolis. We let u sea slugs on our tracks. :)
|1 year 15 weeks ago||i can vouch for||
Unm and Eisenhower blue. Unm is a meticulously kept course in a notoriously arid locale. Eisenhower blue is basically mountain golf perfection. If u get a chance to play Eisenhower blue, stick around and play the silver. Shorter but more twisty.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||totally depends on your daughter||
As a hs recruiter for michigan, u want to make it awesome for HER so that she walks away with an impression that she wants to go there, not that dad wants her to go there so he can get football tix/play the golf course/visit the microbrews/etc. A couple things:
|1 year 26 weeks ago||northern michgan||
Inlaws have a big cottage between alpena and Rogers city. Lake access, good beer store in alpena (Jimmy's) and relaxation.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||sounds like your dad likes more mass friendly beer||
A good bridge into craft brewing with a michigan connection is sam adams cherry wheat. Made with michigan cherries (even in last years disaster of a cherry season, sammy adams still managed to buy enough cherries for their needs from a traverse city grower I know), its still relatively light in "beer flavor", has delicious cherry overtone, and is a great summer drinking beer. Plus with u being under 21, sam adams is pretty easy to find and your mom/older sister/uncle/aunt can easily ask for sam adams cherry wheat without getting confused.
Otherwise, find your local microbrewer and purchase an empty growler from them for your dad and tape a $20 to it so he can buy the beer for it. Plus he'll probably pass it on to u in some time :)
|1 year 31 weeks ago||for prototype pistons series||
Watch the 88 finals against la. Then watch the 89 championship video or if u can find it, just the cbs post-game mashup of the pistons winning their first title. Highlight clips set to the music of "the way you do the things you do". Last time network tv did a goood post title mashup with appropriate music that isn't. Pop song of the day.
Underrated player on those teams- budda edwards. His fade away turn around jumper was as unstoppable as kareem's skyhook. Shame no post up players in the nba have signature post moves anymore....
|1 year 34 weeks ago||space systems engineering||
I work for DoD satellite engineering, so I read:
For career stuff, i always look at usajobs.gov and the job search engine on spacenews.com. if you are still a student, the best thing to do from my perspective as a recruiter for my company is to be available for a coop. That is the #1 thing to establish links into competitive industries like satellite engineering.
For a fun tech read, I like information dissemination (naval blog focused on military ship bldg / navy issues) and wired's danger room.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||the story of detroit pizza||
The style considered detroit pizza started at the original buddy's. After a while there were two brothers who wanted to expand the business. There was a disagreement and one bro took over the buddy's pizza and the other started loui's pizza in hazel park on dequidre s of 9 mile. The brother who stayed at buddys eventually sold out the franchise rights and after a while wasn't happy with the changes so he brought his version of the original buddys recipe to shields. Then in the 80s you had jets and little ceasars bring their deep dish sqaure to market. Thiks was relayed to me from my dad, rip, an old polack from hamtramck who loved his pizza. Btw- he still thought loui's was the best
|1 year 37 weeks ago||as an added bonus||
At the kings table location if mine or one of the two other teams with significant um alums on the team win our league title tonight, we'll be drinking from our stanley cup replica at the bar... nothing like celebrating a hoops natl title and broomball league title by drinking bells two hearted ale out of a 16-in tall hockey trophy
|1 year 37 weeks ago||dayton area with two parties||
Official umaa party @ bw3 in town & country center off stroop road.
Second party at kings table in beavercreek following end of midwest ohio broomball league playoffs approx 10p.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||double post||
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Many stats are available||
But i'd go with:
"Suck it" w/ crotch chop
"Yes, but that's bc boeheim is a nazi"
"Scoreboard" even cutting them off mid-sentence
"Look u guys deserve to get fucked over after bernie fine, ok?"
|1 year 38 weeks ago||trouba was an enigma wrapped in a conundrum||
I thought he played like an nhl ready guy in the world juniors but on michigan I thought he played frustratingly meh. Flashes of brilliant skill and physical play were almost always followed by brain farting penalties or numbnuts turnovers in the defensive zone. I didn't think he was close in overall play to JMFJ or even a frosh Merrill. So, overall I'm not surprised he's leaving but I also think he could've used another yr of maturing like Johnson took advantage of.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||odds||
That belein cashes in with a happy gilmore like subway endorsement contract after the tourney run
|1 year 38 weeks ago||is this related||
To the unconfirmed but totally happened robot invasion \ destruction of north campus circa 1999?
|1 year 39 weeks ago||easy||
Detroit beer company then peoplemover from grand circus to the joe. Can also do chelis chili instead, but I prefer dbc.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||is there a way||
I can PayPal ferns $15 to send saban a #135 shirt?
|1 year 44 weeks ago||excellent post||
I've been saying this for a while and you hit the nail on the head wrt political influence on research spending. I work in the space industry and in all honesty, mikulski has been the sole reason umd and jhu have gotten such a huge chunk of space funding... umd's space program wouldn't exist without sen babs. Jhu's apl is essentially an ffrdc while maintaining univ status. If b1g were to get unc and uva, I would imagine wallops and goddard affiliated schools (re: umd and uva) would get money at the expense of marshall in huntsville and stennis in mississippi. Cic memberswith strong space programs like umich, penn st, and purdue will probably get the windfall in terms of increased funding to their state space grant consortiums by partnering with umd and uva.
And oh yeah, basketball and lacrosse would be pretty good too.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||every time i watch trouba this yr||
I compare how he played for usa at world juniors and how we plays for us and I keep thinking somewhere there's a kgb gulag with the real jacob trouba cooped up sean connery in the rock style, with the warden a russian grad from state. I just don't understand how he could be so dominant for usa and so irresponsible on the ice for michigan...
|1 year 46 weeks ago||livin the high life||
3 meat combo platter (ribs, Turkey, brisket) w/ Mac n chz, beans, coleslaw. From Ohio state fair BBQ champ hickory river BBQ.drinking my way the Sam Adams spring pack. Dessert: Sanders chocolate bumpy cake. Good day.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||livin the high life||
3 meat combo platter (ribs, Turkey, brisket) w/ Mac n chz, beans, coleslaw. From Ohio state fair BBQ champ hickory river BBQ.drinking my way the Sam Adams spring pack. Dessert: Sanders chocolate bumpy cake. Good day.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||if he runs fast||
At the combine and shows he can execute a cut block at a pro day he can easily catch on as a third down back a la Darren sproles or as a spread option back in san fran, philly, someplace else. Best case he's percy harvin, worse case he gets a chance to prove he's 2nd coming of mel gray.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||also one of||
The founding class of inductees at the American Polish sports hall of fame. A legend and gentleman if there ever was one
|1 year 50 weeks ago||This season has now gone shitastic||
tourney streak over, I would image Merrill AND Trouba gone after this year to the pros. If Red ever wanted motivation to go and reboot the program in terms of player types, recruiting, and assistant coaches, this is the year to do it. And to have this happen with Gibson f*n steal the show in Russia at the World Juniors, man, this hurts. But at least we've taken 2 out of 3 from MSU, amiright?
|2 years 1 week ago||Amazingly for as much as a rap that||
baseball gets as being not a physically demanding sport, the human body isn't built to do a lot of the basic movements/skills in baseball: pitching, catching, visually tracking a 100 mph spheroid 60 ft away from you and coordinating your entire body's muscle movements to attempt to contact it, etc.
Pitching injury stopped my first attempt at a baseball career (elbow damage), and then I switched to catcher and wrecked my knees.
|2 years 1 week ago||I drink corrected.||
|2 years 1 week ago||Now where do the other 3 dominos fall for football||
I imagine UConn to the ACC to replace MAryland is pretty obvious and on the way to happening. The wildcards are Cincy and SoFla. SoFla isn't ACC material in terms of academics or "bigness" and Cincy might fit the profile, but probably not. I would imagine SoFla to Conf USA and then Cincy to maybe the Big12??
|2 years 1 week ago||That's the thing||
If the BE7 can take the BE's basketball autobid with them as reported last night on ESPN, then all they have to get is 2-3 other Catholic city schools with a basketball focus and they're set in a conference with the same focus and general ethics for scholarships/recruiting/scheduling/etc. Add Dayton, Xavier, maybe Temple or St Joe's, and you can have the "Papist 10" (P1G)
I can make that joke, 'cause I'm Catholic.
|2 years 1 week ago||Interesting to me in SW Ohio||
is how Dayton and Xavier will react. Both are school the BE7 were targeting for a new conference, and with the reported ability for the BE7 to take the autobid with them, I would imagine UD and XU would sign up fast, ditching the A10 in the process.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Listen to a typical Finebaum show this week||
it would not suprise me one bit that auburn boosters would cooperate with the NCAA to get Chizik fired sans buyout even if it meant sanctions against the program. to an SEC school, sanctions are just a "down period" in the program and not a damning indictment of cultural rot at the university (see: Alabama in the "Shula years", Kentucky every other year, etc etc)
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Polish Sports Hall of Famer||
All Kielbasa-ganders worldwide are praying for Iron Mike right now...
|2 years 5 weeks ago||One other aspect||
Maryland also has a strong political delegation and a lot of bureaucrats in the DC capitol region. If we all believe the B1G is more than an athletic conference (the research pooling, AAU membership preference), the addition of Maryland & rutgers gives the conference more clout in DC, and greedily for me, more access for B1G universities to Goddard Space Flight Center.
Athletically, it's a wash to me... these two schools aren't going t ochange the athletic dynamics in football or basketball that much except for giving Penn St a now natural set of rivals and probably forcing the conference to go geographic based divisions. this may be worth it in and of itsellf.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||they can by NCAA rules||
responding to Goblue1213 above....
But with the academy academic structure, he's SOL. USAFA doesn't have a 5th year program (the AF's grad school is at Wright-Patterson, not at the USAFA) unless he got a waiver from the commandant to postpone his graduation, but most cadets want to get their military careers going. There have been extremely limited 5th yr redshirts at the academies.. if that happens the cadet stays around for a 5th year in some weird post graduate status, but again this is VERY VERY rare.