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|1 week 1 day ago||Yes, yes, and yes. I logged||
Yes, yes, and yes.
I logged in for the first time in months to thank you for that awful/wondrous memory.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||I actually like this thought||
Players having a voice in the debate over compensation and bowl tie-ins? That actually sounds great. I love the sound of fat cat bowl executives actually having to be accountable for their decisions to somebody.
|40 weeks 4 days ago||Quit your yammerin'||
Mani is not only the best Pizza in Michigan, it is competing for best restaurant in A2 as far as I'm concerned. Yeah, it's pricey but I'm willing to pay more for that experience. Everything they make is great. Having lived on the East Coat for several years, I was so upset to lose the thin crust experience when I moved back to MIchigan. Mani isn't as good as the best East Coast pizza in terms of crust/sauce, but it's actually better when it comes to bold ingredients. Their pasta is spectacular too--not the red sauce blandness of traditional italian restaurants.
And yes, Anthony's is amazing but we're talking about apples and oranges. Anthony's is my go-to when I want a food-coma inducing pizza at home. But Mani is a higher-end, sit-down experience. I woudln't eat at Anthony's unless stuck in a blizzard or something.
By the way, after Mani and Anthony's, it's a huge drop off to third place.
I didn't realize I had such strong opinions about pizza...
|43 weeks 6 days ago||So good to have you back!!!||
|51 weeks 3 days ago||Corporate synergy||
Corporate synergy at it's worst.
|51 weeks 3 days ago||STFU. You are incorrect||
STFU. You are incorrect always.
|51 weeks 3 days ago||Yes, he is. Have a seat||
Yes, he is. Have a seat scparks.
|51 weeks 3 days ago||That's a joke, right?||
Is that comic sans? Holy shit, I didn't think it could get worse.
|51 weeks 3 days ago||"GM" was a perfect||
"GM" was a perfect description. "Maximize revenue" was also apt. UM is becoming increasingly professional and decreasingly "Michigan." Kids can't go to the games anymore because it's too expensive. That sucks.
|51 weeks 3 days ago||You are incorrect about||
You are incorrect about things.
|51 weeks 3 days ago||Cool dude.||
I agree. Bill Martin was worse. But comparing Brandon to the guy who hired Rich Rodriguez--that's a pretty low bar, man.
|51 weeks 3 days ago||Have you driven by Criser at night lately?||
If so, you've not been able to see the big house because it is obfuscated by a giant glaring digital sign advertising ticket sales. It's horrible.
|51 weeks 3 days ago||Fuck Dave Brandon*. *except||
Fuck Dave Brandon*.
*except hiring Hoke. Everything else is the fucking worst.
|1 year 8 hours ago||Thanks for sharing. I know||
Thanks for sharing. I know how long video editing takes so I appreciate and applaud your effort. But that song is terrible.
|1 year 8 hours ago||Holy Shite||
I have to admit being skeptical before viewing. The term "greatest" invites skepticism.
But that was glorious.
|1 year 1 day ago||Let's put the "brakes" on||
Let's put the "brakes" on needless criticism
|1 year 1 day ago||I think for all the obvious||
I think for all the obvious reasons
|1 year 1 day ago||I like this picture with||
I like this picture with "Play Like a Champion Today" written above it.
|1 year 4 days ago||27-6 Michigan||
Conservative game plan + Shane Morris playing time = 27-6 Michigan
|1 year 1 week ago||^ This ^||
Listen--I love this blog. I check it way too often. As long as Brian continues writing stuff like today's "The Story," that's all that really matters.
But the new banner seems a little lame. The photo is fine but the font looks generic...too bulky or something. I don't know--the quality of the banner doesn't equal the quality of the blog experience, I guess. And because I check the site way too often, I'll be seeing that new banner a LOT.
But yeah, whatever.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Danny Worth he is not...|
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Scouting Report: Ozzie||
My friend in Boston (and one of the most astute baseball people I know) just texted me with this to say about Iglesias:
"I LOVE him. Ozzie Smith. Maybe the best devensive SS I have ever seen in a Sox uniform. He'll never hit a HR--but .275, will bat 9th and be the best defensive SS in baseball."
Listen, I liked Garcia's potential but Ozzie is a first-ballot Hall of Famer w/ a .260 lifetime batting average. I'll take him.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Sir Desmond Soward||
Sir Desmond Soward
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Two new hotels in A2||
There are two new hotels that have just opened near Briarwood: Hilton Garden Inn and Townplace Suites. I stayed in both for one night as part of a promotion. They're both really nice, with great service and clean/modern accommodations. I can't speak for price or availability but they're both great options.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Cool dude||
Thanks for acknowleding one of my points. Unfortunately, the majority of charter schools are not bound to your wife's school's standards. To my other points--Is your wife in a union? Does she receive the same benefits as other teachers in traditional public schools? Is the school non-profit?
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Um...no||
Um...that's not true.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Hmmm...||
This school seems great but--and this is just my opinion, based on a lifetime dedicated to public schools--charter schools are usually the worst. They self-select the best available kids and trumpet their success, never acknowledging that they removed the cream of the crop from traditional public schools and left the problematic kids behind (thus not really "closing the gap"). Teachers are typically paid less (most charter schools are non-union) and have fewer rights. Many charter schools (I can't speak for this one) are for-profit, and therefore beholden to corporate investors, rather than the good of all kids. I could go on-and-on but, suffice it to say, I'm very wary of supporting charter schools.
To the OP-- I may be TOTALLY wrong about your school. Perhaps (as Ezeh asks above), your school as taken steps to make sure you include a more representative group of students. Perhaps you allow your teachers to unionize and offer competitive payment and benefits. Perhaps you are a non-profit charter. I couldn't find info on any of those things on the website so feel free to correct me.
But at first glance, I would be wary of supporting this cause.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||I'm used to it||
I went to middle school in Ann Arbor during the Fab Five era. I was the only one rooting for Calbert Cheaney and Alan Henderson. That was miserable.
Wow, I feel like I'm in a confessional.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||88-84 IU||
The only game of the year where I cheer against UM. My parents went to IU and I was raised to be a Hoosier (at least when it comes to basketball). But I attended UM and am blue in every other way. So...conflicted...
|1 year 33 weeks ago||If Brian is done with this||
If Brian is done with this year's hockey team (at least in print), I don't think we'll see them featured in the banner anytime soon.