|1 week 9 hours ago||Maybe Pitt will hire Schiano||
Maybe Pitt will hire Schiano and then let Spilly come out of kitchen/blender retirement to cook the welcome meal, after which they will hire someone else as coach.
|1 week 13 hours ago||Besides, this year's NFC||
Besides, this year's NFC North champion is the Buffalo Bills
|1 week 1 day ago||The Bears aren't going to pay||
The Bears aren't going to pay him the 7-8 million he'd command. They're the least of my worries as far as competition with Michigan, and I'm a Bears fan. I mean, only a week or two ago everyone figured Trestman was safe because the Bears owners are cheap and wouldn't want to let Trestman go with multiple years left on his deal, but their hand has been forced by the team pretty obviously quitting on him.
|1 week 1 day ago||Yeah, we all know our owners||
Yeah, we all know our owners are too cheap to go after Harbaugh anyway.
|1 week 1 day ago||Sightline-wise, it's one of||
Sightline-wise, it's one of the best in the NFL. In their attempt to try to keep the historic colonnades (they lost their National Register designation anyway), they were forced to build the stadium within the old stadium. This makes the stadium steeper than many, but also means that even seats toward the top are not super-far away from the field horizontally so I think they end up with the best cheaper seats in the league. It's also not a big stadium by capacity.
I'm not even sure you'll have to worry about jerky fans much either. You run into them everywhere in the league really, but with the team pretty much having quit, lots of fans will sell their tickets or just not go, and those that do show up will probably not really give a crap or will be there as much to boo as anything.
|1 week 3 days ago||Have you watched them?||
Unlike some other years, this Kentucky team is ridiculous. So much talent, if anyone isn't playing up to snuff they have multiple options to take his spot. Duke and maybe Arizona are even close. Obviously in the tourney a team could shoot the lights out on them but this Kentucky team looks even stronger than the Brow/MKG/et al squad that won it a few years ago
|1 week 6 days ago||And Latos is headed to the||
And Latos is headed to the Marlins. By process of elimination (Tigers don't have the prospects to get Cueto, Reds are trying to cut salary so it won't be a cheap pre-arb guy like Cingrani, Leake is likely to be in the 9 million range in arb) it's almost certainly Leake that the Tigers are close to getting.
|2 weeks 6 hours ago||Same issue with Narduzzi -||
Same issue with Narduzzi - the DC of a defense coach, how much of it is the DC, or is it Saban/Dantonio that makes the defense go?
|2 weeks 6 hours ago||I guess he's a risk, but at||
I guess he's a risk, but at the same time, what's the risk? Frankly, the program isn't even mediocre right now. What's he going to do, miss a bowl game? Oh, right. Guy can clearly coach, and he's an ace recruiter. I suppose the other risk is he's young enough that he could go supernova and go to the NFL. If he does that, it means we've been in the playoff probably more than once. Sign me up for that problem!
And the old crabby down in front crowd will LOVE LOVE LOVE the Mensa thing.
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||I don't think you have to||
I don't think you have to worry about the Bears regardless. Everyone assumes that Trestman will be back because the Bears are cheap and never fire coaches so quickly. Even if they do fire Trestman, they (read: ownership) do not show any inclination to spend the 8 million or whatever it would cost for Harbaugh.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||They were just shooting an||
They were just shooting an ungodly percentage. I mean, one of them was a stepback 3 with Walton draped all over him. Another one was from like 30 feet. They hit a running floater from 7, 8 feet out with our best defender (Caris) practically in his shorts AND Doyle getting over to challenge. Sometimes they just can't miss.
The defensive problems were more in regards to them getting in the lane at will for a while. The D tightened up on that and then everything they threw up there went in anyway.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Get well and take the time you need to*puts on||
Get well and take the time you need to
*puts on sunglasses*
Ace your illness
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Ole Miss is not the same||
Ole Miss is not the same thing as Mississippi State. That's like saying "well, Michigan draws recruits and Michigan State has great facilities so MIchigan State can do the same thing." Granted, Ole Miss is not exactly comparable to Michigan as a historical program, but Michigan State also has way more credibility historically than their MSU counterpart. But within Mississippi, Ole Miss is the "big brother".
And both of them are pretty much permanently behind Bama, Auburn, LSU and aTm in recruiting pecking order.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||You know who else didn't look||
You know who else didn't look like NBA players a couple of years ago? Stauskas and LeVert.
|3 weeks 4 hours ago||The point is we have him||
The point is we have him signed earlier rather than than waiting until the end of the season and hoping some NFL team doesn't start talking with him with the Niners permission with an eye to a trade.
|3 weeks 8 hours ago||Being the offensive||
Being the offensive coordinator for the Broncos right now is similar to Josh McDaniels being Tom Brady's quarterback coach. Peyton Manning coordinates that offense. I'm not even sure how much the OC even calls the plays, particularly since Peyton can just change them anyway.
|3 weeks 8 hours ago||So would Nebraska trade in||
So would Nebraska trade in the Faux Pelini Cat for the Nard Dog?
|3 weeks 13 hours ago||He doesn't want to speak for||
He doesn't want to speak for the next coach, but yeah, Mattison came to coach under Brady, and I'm pretty sure he even said he wouldn't have done it for someone else. So he's probably retiring, or maybe headed back to the NFL eventually if he wants to still coach, but he's not going to be sticking around.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Ah yes, the Jets|
|4 weeks 12 hours ago||Soon to appear on the||
Soon to appear on the schedule: Duke
|4 weeks 13 hours ago||Bill Martin got the||
Bill Martin got the department from fiscal problems to a fiscal powerhouse running a surplus every year (before the BTN and other money cannons were truly going), got many of the upgrades and renovations going for our facilities, and frankly, hired a good football coach that just didn't work out. We could do a hell of a lot worse than another Bill Martin.
Like Goss and Brandon, actually.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Alex Mitropolous-Rundus||
Wasn't he in GWAR?
|5 weeks 11 hours ago||Illinois||
Although they'd probably want a bigger arena (theirs only holds 2000) they're a consistently good club squad, and won the tourney a couple times in the last 10 years.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Just to be safe we'll need||
Just to be safe we'll need HOCKEYBEAR to bomb all of them
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Young is going to be a||
Young is going to be a chucker at near-Kobe levels this season for Oregon. Should be interesting to see who chases him around in Brooklyn. He's going to shoot a lot no matter what.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Eh, I get why they say it||
Eh, I get why they say it that way. They're not going to say it's for domestic violence because, as they note, there is a process for that in the justice system. But we can see the pictures and read the details, and the standards of the team don't require proof beyond a reasonable doubt, particularly when the player involved already has a strike against him.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||BOOM||
|5 weeks 5 days ago||There's a non-zero chance||
There's a non-zero chance that Jordan will be coaching Butler next season. No one but a few people at Butler seem to know what is up with their current coach (on leave for unspecified medical reasons), and I'm not totally sure that the assistant they have heading them up on an interim basis (who was previously a HC at Gardner-Webb) would get the full time job if Miller ends up resigning rather than just being on leave.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||A bit off the train lines,||
A bit off the train lines, but Temperance Beer Company, 2000 Dempster St, is a brewery with a tap room and their beers are quite good. They aren't a restaurant but they do have menus to order delivery. Won a silver at this year's GABF for English-style IPA.
Smylie Brothers (1615 Oak) has an event with a flight of 2 of their beers, 2 Founders (Rubaeus and Breakfast Stout) and 2 more from 3 Sheeps (Sheboygan, WI). As I understand it that place gets extremely busy and reviews are all over the place on it.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Um, it's actually supposed to||
Um, it's actually supposed to be 15 degrees colder than last year, just as windy, and there is a chance of rain/snow/wintry mix in the forecast.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Some would say Jeff Meyer||
Some would say Jeff Meyer ruined Tom Crean's program. Tom Crean would definitely tell you that Jeff Meyer ruined it. We look at it from a different standpoint. The refs didn't ruinTom Crean's program. Dan Dakich didn't ruin Tom Crean's program. Nor did Jeff Meyer ruin Tom Crean's program. We truly believed that Tom Crean ruined Tom Crean's program. And he can look in the mirror, and know that.
|7 weeks 8 hours ago||With KBD and Tate being guys||
With KBD and Tate being guys that Beilein targeted pretty early in the process, and given Beilein's track record in that department, I got a bad feeling that OSU has a better recruiting class than they're getting credit for, and it was already considered the best in the conference. Yikes.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||The Cubs have largely||
The Cubs have largely eschewed pitching prospects in that farm system build. Their starting pitching is Arrieta and a bunch of back end guys at best (Hendricks was probably a fluke and is generally considered maybe a 4 at best, and their best pitching prospect in the minors is a guy few think can hold up as a starter) so they're going to have to fill in by either buying those starters or trading some of that position depth for it.
Damn near everyone thinks they'll be the ones who end up with Lester (he doesn't cost a draft pick if you sign him either), and Masterson is exactly the kind of guy they have been signing in the offseason the last couple of years as it is. Peavy has been flipped by teams at the last two deadlines, so that'd probably be the though there (and amusingly, said teams who traded for him won the title both years, so obviously if you want to win the title you should trade for Jake Peavy at the deadline). Robertson would surprise me because I can't imagine giving up a draft pick for a reliever, but if they already decide to do it with Martin (and that pick would be their second rounder as their first is protected I believe) then they may as well go for the gusto and grab some others who would cost a pick.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||We left the 2002 Michigan||
We left the 2002 Michigan State game early. It was a very unpleasant cold, and really, we'd gotten our laughs in at the horrible MSU team (it was right after Smoker was suspended)
|7 weeks 2 days ago||"You tried your best, and you||
"You tried your best, and you failed miserably, so the lesson is: never try."
--H. J. Simpson
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Of course, if they're 8-0,||
Of course, if they're 8-0, one of sins of Brandon (he blew the football hire) doesn't exist. And we would all still complain about the corporatization of the Michigan sports experience, but it's a lot easier to deal with it if you appear to be getting results, i.e., getting something for all that money that they're wringing out of the fans.
But that's the thing - run it more like a pro team, and make the experience less college (and all the fuzzies that go with that) and more pro, and you get treated like a pro team, where fans say "screw this" when the team isn't winning and refuse to pay the pro prices.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||My reaction to the Glasgow||
My reaction to the Glasgow play wasn't St Kovacs, but "are there any more Glasgow brothers who want to walk on here"
Also, the student-athletes as customers of the AD is pretty significant sign that the AD thought of things in the wrong way, and that mindset set the tone for how things have gone the last few years. The student-athletes are not the customers. They are not buying the product. They ARE the product (and, gulp, employees). When people are your product, you should treat those people well because happy people make for better product. It sounds like the Brandon administration did that well. That's good. We all want our student-athletes taken care of. It's part of why we flipped our shit over Morris.
But if your attitude is that the student-athletes are the customers, not the alums and fans and whatnot? It explains a lot of how things have been operating, that's for sure.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I hope this press conference||
I hope this press conference is a wow experience for all of us.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||You can actually do something||
You can actually do something very similar with a turkey as was done with the chicken here. Definitely spatchcock the turkey. You can do the compound butter thing (parsley, oregano, maybe sage, just pick some spices to put in the butter rather than using the bbq rub in it) as well, or just dry-brine the thing.
Read Kenji's stuff on Thanksgiving turkey at the Food Lab on Serious Eats. He experiments with multiple ways of doing things. Example: http://www.seriouseats.com/2012/11/the-food-lab-the-truth-about-brining-turkey-thanksgiving.html
|7 weeks 6 days ago||These are not entries, as||
These are not entries, as only one of them is me, and I don't live in town and can't get up there for this weekend.
I may or may not have run naked down the street in the student ghetto neighborhood. More than once. Not part of the naked mile.
Another friend was drunk and got the brilliant idea to take one of those traffic horse roadblock things. He then noticed a cop in the area, so he left. And then 10 minutes later came back to try to take the horse again. He did not notice the cop was still there. Whoops.
Two other friends were walking from one party to another with the good ol' red Solo cup full of beer. Cop stopped them and gave them a ticket for open container. Cop also told them that if they needed something between parties they should just smoke weed instead because the ticket was about $100 less.
Ah, Ann Arbor.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Pretty sure that was the||
Pretty sure that was the general opinion going into last year's game and he damn near pulled it off, on a busted toe/foot no less.
|8 weeks 14 hours ago||Well, if the Regents are||
Well, if the Regents are inexplicably breaking down on party lines, he has his ammo.
Personally, our AD could be a lab-created supercyborg implanted with the combination of FDR and JFK for all I care, if Cyborg JFDRK fucked things up as badly as Brandon has, I'd want his half-robot ass fired.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Considering the way things||
Considering the way things have gone, we might be the first fanbase that would tweet "preach on, my man" at a decommit instead of the usual creepy angry fan thing
[DO NOT TWEET AT RECRUITS]
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Monterey California is about||
Monterey California is about as noteworthy as a flight going to North Bend Regional Airport in Oregon.
(It's rich people going to play golf, folks)
|8 weeks 2 days ago||The one that interests me is||
The one that interests me is actually Purdue. I would not have expected them to be top 40. But all hail KenPom, so I'm guessing that I might need to revisit my expectation for Purdue.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Don't worry, once Wisconsin||
Don't worry, once Wisconsin starts their usual bumslayer ways, they'll move up again.
Really though, this will be the first year where no one is going to say "wait, why is Wisconsin so high" on his rankings, because everyone actually expects them to be that good.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Id have more respect for||
Id have more respect for Dantonio if he didnt justify adding a TD for b.s. "disrespect" but instead because "screw those guys, this is a rivalry" and had also gone for two. Bonus points if he would have referenced the "because we couldn't go for three"
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Ohio State's best player, at||
Ohio State's best player, at least offensively, is going to be a freshman who wasn't eligible for this article.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||It's supposed to be really||
It's supposed to be really nice outside tomorrow. I think I might just go sit on the roof at Gene's Sausage Shop and drink.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Well, the selfie that she||
Well, the selfie that she appeared to have taken of the two of them possibly naked and in bed is probably better evidence
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Purdue has actually figured||
Purdue has actually figured it out of late. The two weeks prior to the Minnesota game they had ground Illinois to a fine pulp, and then ran it for over 8 yards a carry against Michigan State when you excise sacks.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Someone can be a good person||
Someone can be a good person but still terrible at their job.
|9 weeks 10 hours ago||Manageable, except triggers||
Manageable, except triggers such as "not getting remotely enough sleep" and "high levels of stress" are kind of endemic to the Michigan coaching job. If he's had trouble managing his condition at Minnesota, I don't really want to think about the result of him in the Michigan job.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||The entire first three pages||
The entire first three pages of the blog would just be Muppets. Over and over and over.
|10 weeks 13 hours ago||Er...||
We just won a deeper and more talented B1G last year by 3 games. It seems like Wisconsin is a pretty clear #1 in the league going into the season this time around, I wouldn't be totally shocked to see them do it too. Especially as they have one of the better home court advantages in the league.
One thing that might prevent it is Michigan's relatively favorable conference schedule. Our single plays (Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota in Ann Arbor, Maryland, Penn State, Indiana, Purdue on road) are seriously tilted to having the tougher games in Ann Arbor.
|10 weeks 13 hours ago||Iceland is 3-0 in their group||
Iceland is 3-0 in their group including a 3-0 win over Turkey and a 2-0 win over the Netherlands.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||When Kalis is actually||
When Kalis is actually healthy, lo and behold, he looks like the recruit he was reputed to be. Now if he can just stay healthy...
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah, that ended in the 2002||
Yeah, that ended in the 2002 season. We were told they could damage the artificial turf. At least I'm pretty sure that was the first year of the turf. I definitely know it wasn't 2001 because I remember the massive chunks of sod coming up that season, and seeing a crew of people out there replacing divots and such like at a polo match when the teams were on the other end of the field.
|11 weeks 12 hours ago||For some reason I think of||
For some reason I think of Lloyd Carr as head coach and Bob Stitt as the offensive coordinator and it's basically the funniest thing ever. Stodgy, old-school, hates the media Lloyd with an open, fun-seeming guy who wears a Stitt Happens shirt? This would need to be a hidden camera show. Hell, bring in Schiano as DC and make it really ridiculous.
(Obviously this is not a serious suggestion)
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Bernard Hopkins might be||
Bernard Hopkins might be fighting him to a draw at worst though
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Tickets are $40 now (other||
Tickets are $40 now (other than the $20 for App State this year). Inflation would be a $26 ticket.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Michigan Football is a flat||
Michigan Football is a flat circle.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Count me as one who thinks||
Count me as one who thinks that a big boycott on Homecoming followed by everyone coming back for Senior Day drives home the point that the boycott is for how things are being run. Skip the day associated with the school, then everyone come back to cheer for Jake Ryan & company on their last home game.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||You need to convince John U||
You need to convince John U Bacon to run for regent with you, if that's allowed. 1) He probably shares your thoughts on all this, and 2) COOK BACON 2016 would be the greatest campaign sign of all time.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Rutgers is just as turnover||
Rutgers is just as turnover prone at QB and their good RB is done for the year, pretty reasonable shot to win that one
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Sometimes even allegedly||
Sometimes even allegedly waterproof isn't waterproof, as the US Ryder Cup team learned 4 years ago.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||If this is the case I||
If this is the case I wouldn't be surprised if Gardner isn't even in pads Saturday because he's hurt. Morris has been as much of a turnover machine when he's played as Gardner in the two losses has, but with less of a playmaking ability with the QB run.
|13 weeks 14 hours ago||You clearly haven't played||
You clearly haven't played Kirk Ferentz College Football 2015.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||If we'd consider hiring an||
If we'd consider hiring an older coach (and if people are bringing up Miles and Bohl, clearly people don't find it that big an issue) then you also need to consider Ruffin McNeill, who has ECU rolling and would presumably bring a hotshot young Air Raid offensive coordinator (Lincoln Riley) who some big programs were poking around re: being their OC this last off season.
I don't see Mullen as a great option, mainly because I think Florida probably will be a more desired destination for him and it seems clear that said job will be available barring a major turnaround.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||New sponsor target||
Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Iron Sheik probably says this||
Iron Sheik probably says this coach drink the sprite
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Urbs Tressel (even in the||
Tressel (even in the educator category for the majority of his players)
Pitino (wins with freshmen, but grows them in the short time he has them under his tutlage)
Those are five tools alright
|13 weeks 2 days ago||These two changes have been||
These two changes have been such big changes in style that I thought 3 or 4 years was warranted. RR had a pretty sizeable talent deficit to try to dig out of along with a wholesale change of the offense. Hoke's staff had some talent issues to deal with in certain important spots and again, a big change in offense. Talent issues take time, because recruiting can take a few years. You can't magically make upper class offensive lineman just appear.
However, there's no reason if Michigan hires a guy who can use the talent on hand on offense (be it pro-style or passing spread, I think either can work with what we've got with the right guy) that this team can't be good in a hurry. There's depth and there's talent. Even if Hoke and his staff hasn't been able to get coach it up, he's really done a good job bringing the talent level back up.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Track record of the right||
Track record of the right coaching hires indicates that you can be great in Year 2. And really, if Hoke is fired after this year, the schedule sets up wonderfully for the first year.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Well if the team isn't going||
Well if the team isn't going to be great, at least they can sell the classic, timeless, Michigan gameday atmosphere... wait, nope, the department has fucked that up too, and expects you to pay more for the privilege.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||If you're going to start||
If you're going to start focusing on new coaches, maybe stop with the pie in the sky Harbaugh thoughts and focus on someone we could actually get and might also fit the players we have so we don't have a horrible transition. For example, Ruffin McNeill might be on the older side (and ECU is his alma mater), but he'd likely bring an Air Raid OC, which would probably work fine with the guys we will have.
Of course, if the offense gets it figured out, Hoke might not be done after this year. I think the defense is there. And the special teams, well, we'll all just continue to shake our heads at that one.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||My wife rowed at a different||
My wife rowed at a different school and the indoor facility is a pretty big thing. They had to row outside in fricking cold temps for several months out of the year and eventually the river they rowed on would get clogged up with ice and they couldn't practice at all. I'm sure the team will still row outside when possible but being able to practice through the winter or in crap weather is a pretty nice thing.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah, that's half the boos.||
Yeah, that's half the boos. The first delay of game was a horrid error, but you then have 4th and 6 at the 37 with not a lot of time left against a bad team your defense has been wiping out when they aren't given the ball in Michigan's red zone already. And for some reason go Ferentz on it instead of going for it.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||I'm hoping they use NBA||
I'm hoping they use NBA coaches, or maybe even better, NBA assistants that have designs on being a head coach at some point.
Or use NCAA women's coaches for the men and vice versa.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||The best thing you can say||
The best thing you can say for Goodell is that he hasn't crashed a plane with a perfect autopilot system into a goddamned mountain. That ain't saying much.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||I am behind the players. The||
I am behind the players. The coaches, however, are highly paid employees who are fair game for our ire and speculation and whatnot.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Because if there's one group||
Because if there's one group that is well-known for not drinking, it's Irish Catholics.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||It's becoming more common as||
It's becoming more common as even in-state prices of state schools in some states in particular have really skyrocketed. A lot of those state schools have some guaranteed spots for transfers from specific CCs too.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||You may waffle at the price||
You may waffle at the price of the Thermapen. Suck it up and buy one. So much better than any other instant read thermometer, and it's not even close. Great even if you're not smoking stuff, I use it on roasts, on pork chops that I cook slowly in the oven then finish on a blazingly hot cast iron skillet, etc. No more guessing on the grill, you know exactly when to pull things off (I had become pretty good at the thumb test, but the thermapen leaves no doubt)
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Punt, you ignorant slut||
Punt, you ignorant slut
|16 weeks 5 days ago||That is amazing. If there was||
That is amazing. If there was a god, you would get so many upvotes that the Bolivianation of your points would be offset.
Also, I fully expect to see Ace, Mathlete, and everyone else on the site besides Brian use that when mentioning a nickleback.
|17 weeks 14 hours ago||"Team’s I’m Buying and Selling"||
Well, he is The Mathlete and not The Grammarlete or The CorrectUsageOfApostropheslete after all
(seriously though, good stuff as always)
|17 weeks 1 day ago||I think Miller being||
I think Miller being recruited under the zone-heavy Rodriguez staff also makes him a more plausible candidate this year than last year, with an OC that heavily uses inside zone now running the offensive show as opposed to last year's poo poo platter (yes, misspelling intentional) of an offense.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||We all need to remember that||
We all need to remember that those bulletproof recruiting classes, when he's had a full cycle to recruit, are only juniors and reshirt sophomores at the oldest this season. Even if you have decided Hoke isn't the long term answer, he hasn't been so obviously bad as to warrant getting rid of him before he's had a full opportunity to show what he can do with a full team of his recruiting classes (as opposed to, say, a Tyrone Willingham). We need to see what these offensive lines look like as upperclassmen. The defense sure looks like it's going to be there this year, now full of Hoke's guys. I feel like the offense could follow suit and be good enough to get back to a 10 or 11 win (or more) type season in 2015, but we can't be running for Ann Arbor Torch & Pitchfork this year. Hopefully people have finally learned that lesson.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Zero (game suspension)||
Zero (game suspension) Tolerance
|17 weeks 6 days ago||This is Bob Barker reminding||
This is Bob Barker reminding you to help control the douche population, have your Notre Dame grad hermeneutered?
|17 weeks 6 days ago||It probably has. Rafael||
It probably has. Rafael Palmeiro won a gold glove when he played about 20 games in the field and spent most of the season at DH, and that was voting done AFTER the season.
With two or three returning starters who were actually quite good potentially being beaten out for their jobs, you have to think the back 7 is going to be pretty damn good this year.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Of course Rosenberg likes||
Of course Rosenberg likes him, he's a "Michigan Man" who talks in cliches about toughness and smashmouth football, and he's not RichRod.
|18 weeks 14 hours ago||Barrett had the redshirt year||
Barrett had the redshirt year to study the playbook but with the injury he might have only slightly more reps than a true freshman. They're probably going to lose a couple of games as a result. Even in a Meyer offense there's still decisionmaking that you can't reproduce in film study.
Of course, by the last game of the season he'll have had plenty of reps (barring injury) or he'll have been bad enough that they've already made a switch.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Nope, there's a fund each||
Nope, there's a fund each school has (I forget what it's called) and they are allowed to use it on things like that. A&M used it to help convince a guy who might have left for the draft to stick around another year by covering a fat insurance policy on him.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Apparently she saw Michigan's||
Apparently she saw Michigan's dong forest and got the wrong idea on how to train.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||As a Chicago resident I'll||
As a Chicago resident I'll enjoy going to the game, but to do this after season ticket renewals is pretty terrible form.
And with any luck the weather will be better than last year's February 7, when it was a balmy 4 degrees for the high and wind chills well below zero.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Hey now, Brian||
It's only 240 miles from Yost.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Lots of screens with guys||
Lots of screens with guys like Norfleet, Hayes and Canteen around doesn't bother me all that much, now that we have an offensive coordinator who will actually run the screen plays that make sense for that type of guy. 3-wides with the slot and Darboh or Chesson to one side as the blocking WR for a bubble, for example, seems like it would work pretty well.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||I will say this: Soldier||
I will say this: Soldier Field will be a much better place to watch an outdoor hockey game than Michigan Stadium or Spartan Stadium based on how the seating was built.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||The new fight song for that night:|
|19 weeks 5 days ago||I'm just glad this wasn't||
I'm just glad this wasn't asking creepy rapey fashion photographer Terry Richardson about our defense.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||It's actually based on your||
It's actually based on your internet provider having a deal with them. My internet isn't cool enough so despite having DirecTV, I do not get ESPN3.
|20 weeks 7 hours ago||Even if he's "just a shooter"||
Even if he's "just a shooter" and is a guy off the bench, that's a guy worth having around. And he's tall. And he's already played a year in a Beilein-influenced offense under one of Beilein's old assistants. And he'll have a year in a S&C program that has produced some pretty good results so far before he gets on the court.
I'm not seeing a ton of downside here. I mean, people freaked out over using a scholarship on Spike at the time and he's been a contributor to the team the last two years. Plus, unless this kid completely blows up (a good problem to have) we're going to have a 6'8"+ 3-bomber when he's 23, 24 years old because he took a prep year and is now redshirting due to the transfer.
|20 weeks 13 hours ago||2001, first year of law||
2001, first year of law school, against Miami (Not That Miami).
It was Ben Roethlisberger's first college start, actually. You could see he was legit talent already, Michigan's D was all over him but he stood in pretty well, made some bad mistakes as freshmen are wont to do, but the arm and talent were obvious. There were a few "wait, this guy is a freshman at Miami?" type plays. And as he does in the NFL, he was taking an absolute beating out there and kept getting up.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||I guess Kaminski wasn't||
I guess Kaminski wasn't "taking care of his business" since that was mentioned (along with academics) the other two times he was suspended.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Obviously Dombrowski was||
Obviously Dombrowski was joking around, but I not sure the entire A's farm system would be enough for the White Sox to trade Sale given his performance and contract.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Probably heresy to say it,||
Probably heresy to say it, but Verlander would make a nice setup/closer in the playoffs. Just let him rear back and fire for an inning or two. If he doesn't put it back together as a starter it might be a reasonable option.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Austin Jackson appears to be||
Austin Jackson appears to be part of the deal...
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Good thing they didn't try to||
Good thing they didn't try to acquire any bullpen help because apparently just putting on the Tigers uniform causes bullpen arms to burninate games
|20 weeks 6 days ago||that's another fake account||
that's another fake account
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Have to assume Castellanos||
Have to assume Castellanos and Smyly would be gone in a Price trade since the Tigers minor league system has pretty much nothing left in it, at least as far as anything good anywhere near the majors. Maybe Iglesias too.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||I believe last year's team||
I believe last year's team stunk because of Lewan about as much as I believe the Red Sox stunk this year because of AJ Pierzynski.
Which is to say, I don't believe it at all. Chemistry doesn't call plays, it doesn't cause guys to just completely fail at blocking, etc. There is chemistry involved in a good offensive line but it comes from playing together a lot and knowing what the other guys are going to do, not "man, that guy next to me is a dick, why don't I not block this guy and get my QB splattered"
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Cespedes is only signed||
Cespedes is only signed through next year and his reputation outstrips his production. They have so many platoon toys now, they're going to be a real pain in the ass. Start a righty and they send in their righty mashers. Start a lefty and you see the bulk of the lineup turn over. Even more so in the playoffs, when you can easily drop a pitcher or two from the roster given the days off that are involved and add some other specialists to the bench.
Lester/Spellcheck/Kazmir/Gray is a pretty solid playoff rotation.
|21 weeks 10 hours ago||And if not their actual||
And if not their actual penis, then at least in their soul penis
|21 weeks 6 days ago||I might not be able to get to||
I might not be able to get to the powerpoint presentation due to work but post-powerpoint beers might be doable.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||DJ Gallo: The Ray Rice lesson||
DJ Gallo: The Ray Rice lesson is clear: If you're caught smoking weed, quickly tape the joint to a woman's face and punch it.
|22 weeks 6 hours ago||Eh, pretty much every year of||
Eh, pretty much every year of college was better than senior year of high school. Might be different for athletes, but then again, the NTDP guys aren't exactly having the typical high school experience either.
|23 weeks 10 hours ago||MEAT FOR THE MEAT GODS||
MEAT FOR THE MEAT GODS
|24 weeks 1 day ago||I've sat in the north end||
I've sat in the north end zone for all the Michigan games I've been to at Purdue due to going with alum relatives. The seats are fine, I had a great view of the hook-and-lateral play that beat us in '08 :(
|24 weeks 2 days ago||There actually is a weight||
There actually is a weight limit for heavyweight wrestlers (285, was 275 until about 10 years ago), but I have to imagine it's pretty rare for any decent high school heavyweight to be cutting weight to get to the limit. You run into the limit when your a friggin' freak like Brock Lesnar, but I'm sure he wasn't up against the limit in high school either.
|25 weeks 12 hours ago||The keeper is almost always||
The keeper is almost always the least of our problems. It's really the one spot on the field the US has truly produced world-class players. Timmy is great, but Guzan's no slouch himself, and surely others will show up as well.
|25 weeks 12 hours ago||I'm gutted to have let down||
|25 weeks 2 days ago||Algeria has been playing||
Algeria has been playing fairly well. Nigeria not so much. But Germany is highly unlikely to lose at this stage. It's been forever since they've gone out before the quarterfinals, and this team looks strong.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||I suspect that while||
I suspect that while Zingermans is probably too expensive as you note, I think a fair number of athletes are actually around over the summer, working out, taking a class to reduce their load during the season, etc.;
|25 weeks 5 days ago||They have a ton of talent,||
They have a ton of talent, but they are very young (3rd youngest squad in the tournament). Their starters' ages, by formation, are
25-28-28-27 (the veteran part of the team)
And a striker who absolutely would be starting if he wasn't injured is also 23. I think part of their "loaded with talent but haven't looked like they put it together yet" is that so many of these guys are young enough that they just don't have the team reps with each other that some of the other squads have. They're already dark horse contenders. They're going to be one of the favorites at Euro 2016 and probably 2018 World Cup.
(By comparison, the US squad is:
|25 weeks 5 days ago||UMGC? You have to have at||
UMGC? You have to have at least one eligible person in your group (student, alum, fac/staff, and certain donor levels). Not completely public, although anyone can pay for a membership in the Trueblood Club and get access.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||I think even at the high||
I think even at the high level most guys are just trying to put it on goal, since that almost always results in a goal in that situation. Get too cute with it and missing the net entirely is a far greater sin. It was just bad luck that he ended up hitting it right into the defender on the goal line.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||And my every-four-year "wait,||
And my every-four-year "wait, why the hell isn't head to head result the first tiebreaker for a two-team tie" complaint finally finds the US on the possible wrong end of it.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Bedoya being the faster of||
Bedoya being the faster of the two and a better defensive player, I'd be surprised if he doesn't start. They can tell him to blow it out and not worry about trying to last all 90 even moreso than Iceman. By the time Zusi would come in to take Bedoya's spot, CR7 shouldn't be quite as zippy.
|27 weeks 13 hours ago||The big problem||
Washington DC is all Federal.
Of course, FedEx Field itself is in Maryland so state protection could help them there, but stores in DC itself could sell without restriction.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||The next game is in a city in||
The next game is in a city in the Amazon jungle, so if heat and humidity was a problem it's not getting any better.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Correction: Hamstrings are||
Correction: Hamstrings are un-American.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Here's the thing: they're||
Here's the thing: they're doing everything on that right side, but until that very last play of the half Beasley was typically in good position and those crosses weren't easy to put on target, and the central guys were usually in good position to take care of business.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Brooks coming on for Besler||
Brooks coming on for Besler due to hamstring. I hate hamstrings.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||An elbow to the head like||
An elbow to the head like that should get you carded in most cases. Sometimes it is a straight red if you have a particularly sensitive ref.
It is utterly mindblowing that the guy wasn't booked for kicking Dempsey in the face though.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Univision streams all games||
Univision streams all games on their site for free.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Pepe getting a red card was||
Pepe getting a red card was arguably the surest bet of the tournament. Too bad he couldn't save it for the game against the US, the man advantage would have been useful.
|28 weeks 13 hours ago||Heaven knows, you're||
Heaven knows, you're miserable now
|28 weeks 2 days ago||This game was a point in||
This game was a point in favor of Klinsy's statement that formations dont matter. I have no idea what that was, and it did look like a few different ones, but apparently as long as the talent is on tge field and the recognize their responsibilities who cares what it's called if it works?
|28 weeks 5 days ago||It should be noted that||
It should be noted that Pelini himself said that you should be able to get out of the LOI if the coach leaves, so you can probably get rid of your "almost".
|28 weeks 5 days ago||If I wanted piped-in music||
If I wanted piped-in music and celebrity half time shows and all that kind of stuff, wouldn't I just go to a NFL game where you can't schedule a home schedule full of garbage? NFL season ticket holders complain about having to pay for preseason games. This year's schedule is barely better than NFL preseason games, and they have spent the last several years steadily decreasing what we liked about going to games and making it more like the pro experience.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||Fortunately, the guy we need||
Fortunately, the guy we need to be running like a madman for days is the fittest guy on the roster.
But yeah, maybe they play the 4-2-3-1 some that they have done a lot over the last couple of years but that's probably going to be in a game like Germany where they're severely out-talented and probably need the extra defensive help. Evans could conceivably play in that formation as long as Beasley is the left back. But I think it's got to be Beasley-Bedoya on the left side starting every match if possible, especially with the 4-4-2 diamond.
Beckerman is a good sub for Jones when we're holding a lead, and given Jones' proclivity for picking up cards, there's a good chance we need ol' dreadlocks to start a game if the team gets out of the group stage.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||Tywin Lannister shits gold||
Tywin Lannister shits gold (into coolers)
|29 weeks 1 day ago||Uh, the kids who graduated||
Uh, the kids who graduated high school this year were largely born in the year I graduated high school. You are not old. Hell, I'm not old either.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||Big deal, we figured out how||
Big deal, we figured out how to turn offense into cow shit at least six months ago
|29 weeks 6 days ago||Iowa State is Huell||
Iowa State is Huell Babineaux. The rest of the show just left him sitting in that room, waiting for all eternity, hoping that someone comes for him.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Illinois is Hodor.||
Illinois is Hodor.
|32 weeks 14 hours ago||The bias of recency always||
The bias of recency always gets people. Pujols has been better. Frank Thomas was better until his girth finally started causing injuries (about age 33).
Cabrera's still a likely hall of famer (I'll never say certain about anyone anymore until they're in).
|32 weeks 1 day ago||It was either that Pete||
It was either that Pete Campbell reference or the gif where he falls down the stairs.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||I would likely use something||
I would likely use something goofy, probably either Jackie Davis - Manana or Herb Alpert - Spanish Flea. Yakety Sax might be going too far but would be amusing.
Or if I felt like trolling the NFL:
Pink Floyd - Brain Damage
|33 weeks 6 days ago||Sorry, it's still Peter||
Sorry, it's still Peter Jurkin
|34 weeks 1 day ago||Thing is, the Masters isn't||
Thing is, the Masters isn't going to lose one ounce of "otherness" feeling with women and minority members of Augusta. Its appeal is based on
2) The tournament being on the same course year after year after year (this is one reason why the Masters rather than the US Open is the major that the most people watch)
3) That course being incredibly beautiful when the tournament is played, something that has only been magnified with our fancy HD TVs
4) The course is near-impossible to get on, even by private club standards
5) The course is a wonderful design for tournament golf with its opportunities to make up or drop shots in a hurry on the back 9.
6) If you manage to get a ticket, they treat their "patrons" wonderfully on site. Food and drink are as cheap as a high school football game. They make it a real experience, even for people who end up with Monday practice round tickets. I haven't been but I know people who have and everyone says it was worth so much more than they paid, and these are people travelling from Chicago to Augusta to do it.
College football for most is rich in #1, especially so for Michigan. And we have a wonderful venue. But the people in charge are totally blowing point 6.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||Given the alleged chemistry||
Given the alleged chemistry issues maybe they just needed a whole bunch of Teamocil.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||I'm not sure that this is not||
I'm not so sure that this is not going to not work out well. Or not.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||You lose nothing by asking||
You lose nothing by asking for an evaluation and you get some input as to what NBA scouts think you need to improve. If you are at all a potentially draftable prospect, I don't see why you wouldn't take advantage of that.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||He would have been nuts to||
He would have been nuts to leave, this doesn't really have much to do with Izzo convincing guys to stay longer. MAYBE he goes in the 2nd round if he left, but a guy with wing size with neither a jumper nor the ability to break guys down off the dribble doesn't really have anywhere to play in the NBA.
|36 weeks 6 days ago||Would anyone be that||
Would anyone be that surprised if he ended up at an Ivy for his grad year?
|37 weeks 5 days ago||He's got the right height for||
He's got the right height for the NBA, could play some point when needed (and someone might even draft him with the idea of making him a point), rebounds exceptionally well for a guy as skinny as he is, and a pretty good defender who always drew the toughest assignments. And he'll be a sophomore by age. If he puts on a little more muscle to help him finish in traffic and continues his development elsewhere, I think he's in the lottery, and who knows how high he could go.
|38 weeks 2 days ago||It actually sounds like Cal||
It actually sounds like Cal realized that calling plays too much was getting in the way of the talent and he's basically just told Andrew Harrison to run the offense. There frankly aren't that many coaches that would both recognize it and actually actively take less control over the game. Lots of coaches are crazy control freaks.
He's still probably dirtier than dirt in a dirt sandwich though.
|38 weeks 5 days ago||Maclin blew his ACL last July||
Maclin blew his ACL last July and sat out all of last year as a result
|39 weeks 2 days ago||I think both teams were tired, actually||
State rode on adrenaline probably from not wanting to go 0-fer-3 against their rival and built a lead, and that was that. The second half in particular was terrible basketball.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||Dear Tennessee: Charles||
|39 weeks 2 days ago||I should note that those||
I should note that those getting rejected with those scores are almost certainly applying to Illinois' engineering or business schools, which are both some of the best in the country. You can get into their equivalent of LSA with a lower score in all likelihood. There was something like a 10 point difference in ACT median between engineering and the CAS back when I graduated high school some 20 years ago. I'm sure competition for spots in engineering and business has only gotten more difficult.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||That play-in 11 sits several||
That play-in 11 sits several spots higher than Michigan on KenPom, so I wouldn't exactly consider that an easy one should Michigan get past Texas and should Tennessee get past Mercer.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||I don't know if I want to be||
I don't know if I want to be in a world where a team coached by Rick Barnes beats Beilein. It can't happen. KenPom therefore must be correct, KenPom be praised.
I should note that potential Sweet 16 opponent Tennessee is actually even higher on KenPom than Duke. Which, yikes. Yeah, they and Iowa really didn't belong in a play-in game.
|41 weeks 1 day ago||So hard to bet this year's||
So hard to bet this year's tournament. Michigan could obliterate any team in the tournament with a performance like they had against Illinois or Nebraska 2 (or last year's Florida tournament game). Do we know other teams that play a Wisco-style pack line defense?
I'd definitely be on money lines for individual games.
|41 weeks 1 day ago||The one tweak I would make is||
The one tweak I would make is to allow the people or groups with "Superfan" status to pick where they want to be. Not everyone wants to be in the very front. I thought you got better views of the game from around row 25-30 or so.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||Rookie receivers rarely make||
Rookie receivers rarely make a big impact unless they're the Moss/Megatron level. So as a Bears fan, by all means trade several picks for a guy who will probably not even help that much this year!
|41 weeks 2 days ago||Depending on the game time||
Depending on the game time and living in Chicago, Amtrak isn't a bad option getting up there either.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||Hey, if he can make it back||
Hey, if he can make it back to be there if either 1) both Morgan and Horford get in foul trouble, or 2) if the team clearly needs an energy boost and Beilein feels like sending in the Berserker to shake things up, it'd only help. I'd trust the staff to not put him in too much, he'd obviously be in no shape to play anything resembling significant minutes, and Morgan has frankly earned the right to start. But it would be nice to have him available even if he could only play 5-10 minutes, a few small bursts of energy to give the others a rest and cause some chaos as he usually does.
|41 weeks 6 days ago||Maize Dawn: Wolverines!||
Maize Dawn: Wolverines!
|41 weeks 6 days ago||Has there ever been a game||
Has there ever been a game like Nebraska/Wisconsin this weekend where so many people want to see Nebraska win? I mean, everyone can't stand Wisconsin basketball, and anyone who doesn't want to see Nebraska make the tournament is a blackhearted evil jackwagon. And it's even in the Crapper Flatscreen Center, where Nebraska has been damn near unbeatable*
*does not apply to Michigan
|41 weeks 6 days ago||Indiana needed to beat||
Indiana needed to beat Nebraska, beat Michigan, and then probably win at least two games in the BTT to have a shot at an at-large. They lost to Nebraska. Their path to the tourney now rests on winning the BTT, making this game pretty much meaningless for them, so I wouldn't be surprised if Vonleh sat out again.
|43 weeks 4 hours ago||Just gotta laugh when even||
Just gotta laugh when even their 7 foot post guy hits a 3
|43 weeks 4 hours ago||They'll have it down to 5 or||
They'll have it down to 5 or so by the break, and I see them roaring out in the second half. Too many good shooters on Michigan, and the Johnson brothers aren't going to play out of their mind the entire way.
|43 weeks 2 days ago||Watched the Kerrigan/Harding||
Watched the Kerrigan/Harding thing on NBC last night, and lo and behold doing the hosting/PBP for the '94 Olympics skating? Uncle Verne!
|44 weeks 2 days ago||Too bad, with the new||
Too bad, with the new offensive coordinator the best part of the job (asking about bubble screens) is probably no longer relevant.
|44 weeks 5 days ago||DEATH TO BACKBOARDS||
DEATH TO BACKBOARDS
|44 weeks 5 days ago||He's actually 21.||
He's actually 21.
|45 weeks 4 hours ago||If it's window dressing and||
If it's window dressing and teams don't get a play off in that span, then why add yet another rule to the rulebook?
|45 weeks 8 hours ago||Robinson drives me nuts when||
Robinson drives me nuts when instead of using that ridiculous athleticism to dunk the ball, he instead doesn't go up strong and ends up getting the layup blocked. SEND IT IN, YOUNG MAN.
|45 weeks 8 hours ago||That was because he had prior||
That was because he had prior Butler experience. They clearly focused on guys versed in "the Butler way".
|45 weeks 9 hours ago||Not to mention that some of||
Not to mention that some of the neighborhoods adajcent to where a lot of students live off-campus in Columbus are absolutely horrendous.
|45 weeks 1 day ago||The game is only unwatchable||
The game is only unwatchable if you are a fan of an unwatchable team and don't watch the other teams. The "star system" really started in the NBA 5 years before Jordan, with Magic and Bird. Frankly, the NBA is more watchable now than any time in probably the last 20 years.
I lay a fair bit of blame for the crappier NBA period at the feet of the Bad Boys Pistons. Pat Riley took that style to its logical end with the Knicks and Heat except with less talent than the Pistons had; between the Pistons having actual talent and their opponents being entertaining teams like the Celtics, Lakers, etc it was still fine to watch. But as more teams followed the Rileyball method of "they can't call everything", and add in some talent deficit as the great mid-80s talent wave got old, and yeah, the late 90s and early 2000s were pretty ugly. Between rule changes and an influx of talent though the last few seasons have been pretty great.
|46 weeks 5 days ago||Field size||
They use a certain size for the World Cup and it seems pretty standard across most of top level football/soccer, but the actual FIFA regulations ("Laws of the Game") actually allow for wide variation in the pitch dimensions -- length must be between 90 and 120 meters, and width must be between 45 and 90 meters, and the length must be greater than the width.
|46 weeks 5 days ago||I know a lot of Indiana||
I know a lot of Indiana alums/fans and they're not exactly thrilled with Crean's coaching either. He can recruit but they all have a pretty low opinion of his game coaching. Seeing his recruiting strategy go wrong is really funny though. And the one particularly good freshman will almost certainly be a one-and-done.
|47 weeks 1 day ago||And consider then how many||
And consider then how many don't get reported in the first place.
|47 weeks 1 day ago||There is another option, and||
There is another option, and it's one every Michigan fan is quite familiar with from years of "The Fort". "No comment" or "he didn't make the trip, that's all I'll say" or "he's not playing. next question" with a Lloyd Carr-esque glare at the reporter, etc. As someone noted "family issues" sounds like a death in the family or something.
|47 weeks 1 day ago||Same burden of proof, but||
Same burden of proof, but rules of evidence are almost certainly considerably tighter in civil court than in a proceeding at a university.
|47 weeks 1 day ago||No, but lying about it isn't||
No, but lying about it isn't really acceptable either.
|47 weeks 6 days ago||Clearly their best rebounder,||
Clearly their best rebounder, especially on the offensive glass. His presence makes it especially easy for Payne to float out onto the perimeter and still have the offensive rebounding presence in the paint, big loss for them.
|48 weeks 2 days ago||Pretty sure Brian Moorman was||
Pretty sure Brian Moorman was a punter for the Bills, so you didn't completely pull it out of nowhere.
|48 weeks 5 days ago||I'm pretty sure that Jim||
I'm pretty sure that Jim Carrey jacuzzi sketch (assuming you're talking about the lifeguard one) was SNL. Will Ferrell was in it. I also don't think Carrey was on Mad TV (he was on In Living Color)
|48 weeks 5 days ago||Small chance my wife and I||
Small chance my wife and I will pop in for a bit at some point, the weather is supposed to stink (several inches of snow) and that might keep us at home once we finish errands tomorrow.
Local Option does these kind of tappings every month or two. Usually he also busts out a different bottle list for the events that have various cellared stuff on it too, although not sure he's doing that today.
I don't bother chasing any specific beers anymore. The only limited releases I can always get are from the brewery down the street from me because I donated money to a Kickstarter to help them get running. Other than that, if it's at the store when I'm there, I get it, and if not, whatever, there's an unbelievable amount of good beer on the shelves at good stores in Chicago at any given time that requires no extra effort on my part. Hopefully Hopslam will pop up at a bar I'm at one of these days.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||Just wait until he invents a||
Just wait until he invents a new procedure. We'll see if you think it's a downward spiral when you eventually need a Bubble Screen surgery done.
|49 weeks 4 hours ago||Eh, John Danks was healthy||
Eh, John Danks was healthy and had been solid (obviously nowhere near as good as Kershaw) and the Sox gave him a 5 year, 65 million extension, and he had shoulder surgery a month or two into the season after he signed that extension. Past injuries can be a decent indicator of future injuries (i.e., the injury-prone guy) but pitchers just have their arms go boom sometimes.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||When he's had anything resembling a NFL QB he's been good||
Took the Cards to the Super Bowl when they had Warner, who prior to teaming up with Whisenhunt had looked done, and this year Rivers had his best season in years with Whisenhunt as OC. Stafford, though he has his faults, is definitely a NFL starter, unlike the Skelton and Skeltonesque guys Whisenhunt was stuck with after Warner retired.
|49 weeks 5 days ago||Stauskas is the alpha but||
Stauskas is the alpha but Robinson is asserting himself in a major way, and it's something this team had to have to go anywhere even with McGary. It's even more important with McGary sidelined.
|49 weeks 5 days ago||I think he means Nuss is here||
I think he means Nuss is here a few years, takes a HC job elsewhere, then would be a candidate to come back take over when Hoke retires.