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|6 days 7 hours ago||+1000 to you, FauxMo||
Logged on just to upvote you. This one skipped over the chuckle and out loud stages and went right to the oh-no-I-can't-stop-it-hurts stage. Well done.
|1 week 2 days ago||^^ This. I've always thought||
^^ This. I've always thought this is how it should be. Conference champs get a guaranteed spot. A committee (or computers or whatever) selecting who they deem to be the best teams is a joke. We might as well go back to the old days of the AP and Coaches' polls determining the champion. These things should be decided on the field. If the champion ends up being a team not perceived to be the best, then so be it. It's the way tournaments/playoffs work.
|1 week 5 days ago||Wow. Thanks for the info. I||
Wow. Thanks for the info. I had read about folks in Chicago getting in line starting Wednesday.
|1 week 5 days ago||Any luck? I've got a couple||
Any luck? I've got a couple friends looking, we're all keeping an eye out for each other. I paid $12 for a small (like 5 oz) pour of the 2015 batch at the Lions game yesterday. Couldn't resist.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||"For old folks, a retweet is||
"For old folks, a retweet is basically an endorsement in cases like these."
What a dickish thing to say. Way to be, dude.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||YAY! 3:30 means I can go. I||
YAY! 3:30 means I can go. I was really bumming about the possibility of missing the last home game. But work obligations being what they are... but now, no matter. I'm there. Wooo!
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Man, I wish we coulda had him||
Man, I wish we coulda had him for one more year.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||V-Mart is an experienced||
V-Mart is an experienced catcher. If any of those games are close late, he can pinch hit for McCann. Or maybe the double switch at some point, assuming Ausmus knows how to do that. Hopefully the rest of the line-up shows up and it won't matter.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||I called it this||
I called it this morning.
Never underestimate the power of a national champion no matter what division they play in. #AppState2007.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Iowa is going down today.||
Iowa is going down today.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Since you're presently||
Since you're presently without tix and you're looking for something specific, buy 'em now. Connectivity issues can be real at the Big House. Last thing you want is to be fighting that in the hour before game time.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Can Ruddock continue taking||
Can Ruddock continue taking QB lessons from Harbaugh? It'd sure as hell be nice to see Stafford challenged to keep the starting job for once. I know, I know....huge contract and all that. Still...
|15 weeks 1 day ago||My time on the waiting list||
I came to Michigan for grad school in 1986 (Harbaugh's last year at QB!) and graduated in 1988. For the next 10 years, I would split season tickets with 2 different friends who already had them (one was a doctoral student, the other a staff person at UM). After that time, my UM staff "connection" packed up and moved away and gave up his tickets.
So the time came to put my name on the infamous waiting list. It did not cost anything. You just had to sign up....in writing, as I recall, as the internet was a very new thing at the time. There was a priority list (which was communicated to me by a letter in the mail confirming my registration). There were about 12-15 priority categories. At the bottom of the list, as you might expect, was the general public. I think the top was Victors Club members. As an alum, I was automatically about halfway up that list.
If you did the math from my graduation date, I joined the list in 1998...just after Michigan won the NC. No doubt this would lengthen my stay on the list. What happened after that was rather interesting. The following year...nothing. Then, for the next several years I was offered smaller packages...3 games...4 games....etc. with no ability to renew, but I was required to purchase them in order to keep my place on the waiting list.
Finally, about 2004 (I think?), the happiest day ever arrived, when I received a letter in the mail, along with a bonafide season ticket application. Woooohoooo!!!! I made it off the list!!!!! .....just in time to start paying the PSD. I was certain they had strung me along with all those 3- and 4-game carrots, just to rope me into the PSD situation. Whether or not that's the case will forever remain a mystery to me, I suppose. It also worked.
I went through a lot and waited on that damned list a long time. The ONLY thing that will EVER cause me to give up my season tickets is if I am physically unable to attend, or dead.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||What an outstanding reply.||
What an outstanding reply. Thank you.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Home alone||
I go to all the home games, but REALLY enjoy cooking up some awesome gameday grub, good beer... home alone, unbeholden to anyone.
A buddy of mine usually hosts a party for our bowl game. I always go and have a great time... but part of me would still rather just watch at home by myself.
I have to go out of town the weekend of the Rutgers game and won't be able to watch it at all. I'm just as bummed about missing one of my four opportunities to sit at home and watch as I am about missing the game itself.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||This^||
Whew. Thought I was the only one.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Amsterdam. For a whole lot of||
Amsterdam. For a whole lot of reasons.
Also, I played Arcadia Bluffs GC a couple weeks ago. Shaved about 15 strokes off the other time I played it about 5 years ago. (Note that I'm not saying what either score was...)
|29 weeks 5 days ago||I live for the day when the||
I live for the day when the answer to OP's question is "SEC."
|31 weeks 5 days ago||Lions draft so far: Linemen||
Lions draft so far: Linemen from OSU, Bama, and Michigan. Sounds pretty good to me.
|32 weeks 2 days ago||Fair enough. But not even a||
Fair enough. But not even a sprained ankle or something? Seems they would've at least shown the two of them landing...maybe a struggle to get up and moving or something. It's a stretch to go from jumping off a castle to running through the woods. Not such a big deal, really... just an observation.
|32 weeks 2 days ago||So... at the end of season 5,||
So... at the end of season 5, when Sansa and Theon jump from the high castle wall... was there a big fluffy mattress to catch them down below? How is it that Myranda dies instantly when Theon pushes her over... but he and Sansa jump from the top of the damn castle and are apparently uninjured? I'm dubious.
|32 weeks 2 days ago||I actually cheered her name||
I actually cheered her name loudly when she came riding up out of nowhere to save the day. I suppose it was just a little predictable. But still... she's my hero. One day she'll bite the dust just like everyone else does. That one'll hurt bad.
|32 weeks 2 days ago||Brienne of Tarth is such a||
Brienne of Tarth is such a bad ass.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||WOOOOOOO!!!!||
FYND.....I need some bangin'!
|37 weeks 5 days ago||FYS||
I have never been so happy to have my bracket busted.
|40 weeks 2 days ago||The divisions are fine the||
The divisions are fine the way they are. If it seems unbalanced because the west is weak, I only see one solution:
The west needs to step the fuck up.
|40 weeks 6 days ago||Damn.||
|41 weeks 7 hours ago||Vanderpump Rules. The show||
Vanderpump Rules. The show is chock full of some of the most despicable people to ever walk the planet. I recognized this immediately with S1/E1, yet somehow got hooked. I've seen every episode.
Honorable Mention: Real Housewives of Atlanta and Beverly Hills. I like both of these, but hate the others. God, I'm a weirdo.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||obligatory||
|43 weeks 4 days ago||Wish we'd shipped him off to||
Wish we'd shipped him off to IU and kept Bielfeldt.