in town for free camps
|6 days 8 hours ago||It looks like||
UN's AAU membership was a difference-maker getting them into the B1G, only to have it pulled almost immediately thereafter.
|6 days 17 hours ago||They||
played both, at least back in the Big Eight days.
In 1971, UN, OU and UC ended 1-2-3 in the CFB rankings. I don't recall a conference tour-de-force like that since.
|6 days 17 hours ago||I've been||
fully aware of Boren for decades now.
It might still have escaped my notice that he was currently serving as president of OU.
|6 days 17 hours ago||"HEDGE-||
I've seen this word a lot used to discuss Bretton Woods and the international US dollar standard, but not yet CFB conference expansion.
House that Rockne Built's "Stuffing the Passer" series made a conceptual link between CFB conference expansion and European imperialism in a 2011 episode entitled "The Berlin Conference," yet still managed to avoid using the word "hegemony," as far as I recall.
|6 days 23 hours ago||According||
to The Global Research University Profiles(GRUP) project conducted by the Center for World-Class Universities (CWCU) of Shanghai Jiao Tong University since 2011, Rutgers is 39th in the US, 2 ahead of Ohio State U (61st globally), and Oklahoma is tied for 109-31 (301-400).
I had to go through 2 pages of Google to get to a ranking that wasn't done by US News and World Report.
|1 week 21 min ago||Oakland||
is in play?
I'll be going now.
|1 week 1 hour ago||I say||
go back to "Western Conference."
|1 week 1 hour ago||I think he means||
Notre Dame del Norte.
|1 week 1 hour ago||Spencer, as always, an entertaining read.||
Per this link, Boren is in the news again, in a story that also mentions North Dakota State as an expansion target.
Not convinced? How about now:
I expect it's easier to double your population if you are Fargo than if you are New York City.
After this and the Frat Song Crisis, I wonder how it sits in Oklahoma to have more people know who the president of your flagship university is than your governor?
|1 week 1 hour ago||Certainly we can find an eligible sporting club in||
Saint Stephens, AL;
Saint Regis Falls, NY;
Sioux Falls, South Dakota;
Saint Charles, South Carolina; or, (please)
Saint Chrysostome, Quebec.
|1 week 1 hour ago||If||
they derive pleasure from it despite knowing of the malice and contempt with which I did it, I think that only add to the perverse thrill of the despicable deed.
|1 week 1 hour ago||We could split the conference||
down the middle with an Original Seven and a Newbee Seven.
Michigan would have to join OSU in the Newbee Seven due to the hiatus in membership from 1907-1917.
Or, we could reclaim the University of Chicago and join them in a Real Big 10 with OSU, and let MSU join The Rest.
Seasons have been sort of a let-down since Chicago left in 1939. Especially since Minnesota started sucking after beating us nine times in a row from 1934-42. (How many more antedeluvian MNCs would we have if it weren't for the depression-era Golden Gophers?)
Whatever happened to Iowa Pre-Flight?
|1 week 2 hours ago||I like||
the idea of reducing Texas to a vassal state within the B1G, perhaps with a probationary period where they split Longhorn Network revenue with the other 13 teams of the B1G before they get entitled to a split of B1G Network revenue.
Rutgers to the Big-whatever-it-is at the moment as a trade-off.
I think Oklahoma academics will leave it in the cold for the time being. Did Nebraska ever get re-admitted to the AAU?
|1 week 2 days ago||I know it's too late||
to take your virginity, but can I have the box it came in?
|1 week 2 days ago||Do you have any Irish in you?||
Would you like to?
|1 week 2 days ago||You probably never||
talked to a woman without having to give her your credit card number.
|1 week 2 days ago||Not the brightest bulb||
in the marquee.
|1 week 2 days ago||What did the leper say to the prostitute?||
"Just keep the tip."
|1 week 3 days ago||I bet the locution goes over better||
when you can back it up with actions.
|1 week 3 days ago||What do you say to a banjo player||
in a three-piece suit?
"Will the defendant please rise?"
|1 week 3 days ago||Timing||
|1 week 3 days ago||Your dress||
looks like an unmade bed.
|1 week 3 days ago||You can't fall||
off the floor.
|1 week 3 days ago||I know "origami."||
And seven other Japanese words.
|2 weeks 1 hour ago||Not||
"OT," per MgoFAQ:
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Gentlemen,|
|2 weeks 2 days ago||And we thought||
we were free of "wow factor" when DB was shown the door.
It's never that easy, is it?
|3 weeks 7 hours ago||Maybe "conflict"||
should be in quotation marks.
|3 weeks 7 hours ago||Probably||
not worth singling out the Pats over all the other organizations, especially with the shoddy investigative process and delusional thought process required to do it.
|3 weeks 7 hours ago||Again,||
using a locution like "concerned citizens" or "organization of well-payed and highly-educated individuals" would have left plenty of room for false conclusions about who this was, so an informative locution was probably not uncalled for.
If I understand correctly, this was the American Enterprise Institute. OP should have just called them by name.
Left-wing anarcho-socialist Bolsheviks like myself might have recoiled at first, but I'd click on anything with the words "debunks Wells Report."
I agree that the politics of the organization in question neither adds nor detracts any more than in the case of Jonathan Chait's call-out of the F-word paper's hit job on UM in fall 2009.
|3 weeks 7 hours ago||I'll play devil's advocate.||
"Conservative Think Tank" can actually be taken to be a non-purjorative and epigrammatic description of what whoever it is is, and some descriptive locution had to serve as the subject of the sentence before our subconscious minds filled that slot in with "Patriots slappy" or "Foxboro hireling."
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Bravo.||
I've quibbled with you before, so credit where it's due.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||If so,||
he had the decency to leave out the link.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||everyone kills.||
people are so critical.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Well,||
You can't always get what you want.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Oooh,||
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Matt Taibbi||
is a similarly divisive figure; FWIIW here is his commentary on the Dave Barry phenomenom
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Had to look up||
I suppose it is etymologically related to the word "flatulence," but it has taken a different path since the two words came into being in ca. 1650s-60s.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Already covered by Wolverine Devotee above, but:||
|5 weeks 3 days ago||That was quick.||
I suppose this is the end of trying to get satellite camps banned through the NCAA.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||What do you propose||
we do about that?
|5 weeks 3 days ago||If you look||
at US foreign policy via IMF, IBRD, GATT and now WTO, and the way the US has strong-armed international currency systems since the Bretton Woods conference in 1944, the shitty labor practices of poor countries are no accident.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||"Pay the players."||
Or at least give them gruel.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||The||
hit job was facilitated by people inside the UM AD. Out here we will never know how many of those are still left. The war against RR also sabotaged the players, the fans, and the football program at UM. As late as last August Hoke and Brandon were still rolling out the red carpet for Rosenberg when he skulked out of his swamp at SI for privileged interviews at UM.
The F-word paper never acknowledged its own editorial malpractice in allowing that factually dishonest piece to see the light of day. That paper still acts like it never did anything wrong and like that piece isn't the journalistic paraquat that it is.
Half of the deplorable duo, Snyder, whose names appeared on the criminal libel still purveys his journalistic malfeasance under the same roof he did on the day of infamy. Several others anethema to human decency still work there too.
In short, there has been no distance made between that paper now and its earlier manifestation which, holding the knife, plunged it into the back of the players and fans of the Michigan football program.
No forgiveness. Never forget.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I think I got irony poisoning||
from this remark:
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Could be both fouls and fowls:||
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Love your|
|6 weeks 2 days ago||"Wienie."||
Unless you want it to rhyme with "whiney."
Comes from the German for "Vienna":
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Sort of Aztec.||
Why not go all Aztec, and feed the heart of everyone on the team that misses the extra point to the other team?
This may require rules changes that go outside the NFL.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Commas||
make all the difference: "Let's eat Grandma."
Boston Terriers can be peevish, or at least, possessive. In their corner, they are among the most likely to have a dedicated rescue group for their breed.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Nanotechnology --||
I think we agreed on another thread here that when artificial intelligence goes SkyNet, the velocity of improvement in computer technology will be so fast that the computers will be 10,000 times smarter than we are by the time we realize they have tipped the balance.
So my prediction of the impact on societal norms would be human extinction.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||There was||
a similar discussion about cows in Buffallo here once.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Switzerland.|
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Your mom||
is named Chlamydia?
When your lover tells you she has an STD, the important thing is to remember to act surprised.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||I believe||
he's changed the tide of the rivalry.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||"wouldn't they fall through floors."||
by that logic, they will all end up at the earth's center of gravity.
First of all, do they have mass? Any reason to sink or fall relative to the density of the media around them?
If yes, then they will all converge at the earth's center, compressed in a superdense sphere of ectoplasm. And there will be no observances at the earth's surface.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||c):||
With the windows closed, the air in the car moves with the car and so do the things flying in it.
With the windows open, there is no clear boundary separating the inner air from the outer air. You have turbulance on the boundaries between the air from the outside and air trapped in pockets by the back window, near the floor, etc. The hummingbird would be caught in this turbulence until it avoided it either by going out the window or finding a quiet spot away from the turbulence inside.
d): too much thought and too little experiment. Mass and energy are why this thought experiment doesn't work out.
One for you: you pass a string all around the world at ground level at the equator. How much longer do you have to make it in order for it to clear the earth by one foot all the way around?
|7 weeks 3 days ago||What if the building is demolished?||
Are they stuck in the airspace where the room would be?
How many ghosts were made homeless during the bombings of Hamburg or Tokyo?
What if the dwelling is destroyed during the perfidy than makes someone a ghost in the first place?
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Nitpick --||
The 1969 helmet stickers didn't have the snarling wolverine, pace MVictors:
|7 weeks 3 days ago||"They're the ones getting hit in the helmets."||
Rob Lytle agrees.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||"Mouth-readers?"||
That sounds like trying to say "mouth-breather" with a severe head cold.
Similar malapropism: "Camel's toe under the tent."
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Pointing out that||
helmet stickers first started in Illinois is a little like pointing out that comprehensive postal codes first happened in the Ukraine starting in December 1932 -- everyone goes, "well, OK," and then goes on life unchanged.
The big thing, doctrinalogically speaking, is Bo is not just a copycat of Woody.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||A coach out of West Virginia?||
We actually did try that.
Lightning doesn't always strike twice in the same place.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Exactly right.||
Says somewhere that it is about 20% more efficient that way.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Michael Hudson:||
Nikolay Starikov, Rouble Nationalization
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Well,||
greatness doesn't arise from a lack of faults.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Maybe||
we need to distinguish between "neutral" as in halfway in-between, ie, Georgia-Florida in Jacksonville, and one-off change-of-venue, as in Dubai.
"Jacksonville" says "y'all come"; "Dubai" says "fuck you, season ticket-holders."
|8 weeks 2 days ago||"Bring . . ."||
your product elsewhere."
We do. That's the "away" part in "home-and-away."
|8 weeks 2 days ago||You forgot the part||
where you say "I forgive you."
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Or your||
autocorrect is Inspired.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Feh.||
|8 weeks 3 days ago||I think||
the terms are more or less interchangeable.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Irritable||
Probably not so serious.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||"A history . . .||
of marijuana possession charges wouldn't kill a comedian's career, but getting into law enforcement would be extremely hard."
FBI Director James Comey has come out against this (WSJ). One thing he proved beyond a doubt is that he doesn't know how to compose a haiku.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I believe||
the charge Clark was eventually convicted of was considerably watered down; two witnesses said the Seattle Times was the first to talk to them about the incident since the day it happened.
This gives me the feeling that powers were working in Clark's behalf long before the NFL came along. The legal case is the NFL's cover; witnesses there may be, but no serious conviction came out of it.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Sort of same vein||
at 5:57 mark:
|9 weeks 26 min ago||How does Kentucky||
not get sanctioned for APR? Is it because basketball involves too few people to affect APR?
|9 weeks 1 day ago||"<br>" is, I believe,||
the html for "line break."
The subject line doesn't accept html and consequently renders html tags as literals.
I suspect you have to select "plain text editor" to get html tags to work On the other hand, it is difficult to get an html tag such as <br> to show as a literal in the body of the text without switching to "rich text editor"; in plain text mode, this requires a complicated expression the sytax for which I forget.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I was||
I cheered actively for Florida in 1997 to get FSU out of M's way. It worked.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I gave the||
"Go Blue" to a guy sitting in a pickup decked out in M bumper stickers. He stared at me blankly.
Finally, I awkwardly explained I was responding to the bumper sticker on his truck. He said, "Oh. This isn't my truck."
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Down here||
in the South, that sounds like an everyday regionalism. Actually, it would go "Aww, hail yeah!"
|9 weeks 1 day ago||"Blue||
|9 weeks 3 days ago||I don't know if this goes here,||
but here is Steve Marriot (1948-91), immortal songwriter, vocalist, guitarist, keyboard player and harmonica player for Small Faces and Humble Pie, as DJ for an hour radio program in 1987:
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Was it your intention||
not to include the AFL draft from 1960-68? Joe O'Donnel, for instance, played his career at the Buffalo Bills starting in the AFL in 1964.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||"Should ESPN . . ."||
If you mean "scrap ESPN altogether," that seems a little extreme.
But I could learn to like it.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Jack||
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Embed fail.||
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Do nothing.||
The board posts already roll off the board over time anyway.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||I did indeed.||
I'm still jumpy, since I don't know how we'll ever know if we're out of the UNIFORMZ woods yet.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Crab legs?||
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Upvote||
because I feel the same way about laugh tracks.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Gruesome||
interior-decoration mental image picture at the words "murders everyone and then gut-rehabs the house."
|10 weeks 5 days ago||I voted for (real life) Cooter||
in the 4th District once.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||I think||
a Full House redux is the perfect vehicle for a sensitive treatment of addiction behavior, the pressures of stardom, self-destructive tendencies, and other topics and behavioral issues of interest to a younger audience who I assume are its intended target.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Please let this||
be the first guest star:
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Unless||
it works as a tie-breaker in some of these bloated 14-team conferences, all a "conference championship (= otiose and flatulent money grab)" does is create the condition for a 6-loss conference champion (wasn't that UCLA one year?). If the "conference" is big enough that no team from one division ever need see one from the other, then it is a de-facto playoff. More often, it is just a symptom of season bloat. I have despised this concept ever since K State sent Oklahoma to a MNC game against LSU as a conference runner-up, or whatever you call the indisputably better overall team that loses a "conference championship." If you are going to have the goddamn thing, then go ahead and send UCLA to the MNC playoff as the officially designated conference champion with six losses, just so long as every team at least has a path to get there.
That said, I don't mind eight slots rather than four in a playoff any more than I mind "wild card" slots in the pros. If a three-loss team can endure three rounds of single-elimination against the other best teams, or at least, conference champions, around, then, to me, they are a champion. College teams can develope during the course of a season, too, and the team that wins when put in a playoff situation is the champion.
If we have to chose between eight and four, I take eight, because I think you get less skew in the results by putting "too many" teams in than by leaving teams out. 2004 Auburn.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Isn't this||
an NCAA violation?
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Genesis 4:19.||
2 Samuel 12:8.
1 Kings 11:3.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Wasn't that||
a SouthPark episode?
No wait, I think four asses were involved.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Must suppress urge||
to point out references to polygamy in Tebow's presumed sacred text of choice.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||"Pushed them"||
all the way to three consecutive division championships, which they clearly hadn't accomplished without him.
Given the unravelling we have seen over the off-season, it appears that Harbaugh's refusal to acknowledge they were "over the mountain" and had "already made it" -- after barely losing a Superbowl -- were the only things holding the 49ers' winning ways together.
It appears now that 49ers management is an org that repells winning ways and is wedded to some one of the innumerable ways of perpetual losing. Hiring Harbaugh turned out to be not just what you do to try to look like you are trying to win, but actually resulted in the 49ers doing what they had to do to win, Jed York included. They couldn't all accept it or adjust to it. Their refusal to adapt to winning ways made Harbaugh a gift from them to UM.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Maybe||
a snowplow company can use an extra driver?
|10 weeks 6 days ago||So,||
Hoke to San Francisco?
|10 weeks 6 days ago||I know||
I got tired of saying "All this shit will go away when M starts winning" for seven years.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||This incident||
has Arnold Palmer's fingerprints on it.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||What a relief.||
For years I've been flogging my memory to try to remember what years of SNL, which SNL-inspired screwball comedy or which of the last three episodes of Star Wars I had seen him in.
At last, closure.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||In fact,||
looking at adjacent paragraphs:
it looks like they collected all the facts and then garbled the narrative by re-assembling them in the wrong order. I'm surprised to see Chengalis' name (along with a Mr. Daniel Howes) name on the article, considering how well she has done by us in the past. I wonder if someone somehow slipped this one by under her name without giving her a full look at it?
|12 weeks 3 days ago||There can never be too much||
Just think back to October '14 if you have any doubt.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||You may be right.||
Googling "vanaular" takes you straight to the above comment on this thread.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||"The Paul Bunyan Statue . . .||
also sticks out a bit."
As well it should. At least as much as the Jug.
One can hope.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Anyone mention||
|12 weeks 5 days ago||went||
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Don't tell me||
you've never thought of doing the same thing.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Charles White's||
"Phantom Touchdown" called correctly.
Lantry's 33-yarder with 18 seconds left in the 1974 OSU game is good.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||I don't have all those buttons.||
|13 weeks 3 days ago||I get infuriated||
with people who care what other people think.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||I have never||
reset the clock in any car I have ever owned.
It is always Daylight Savings Time wherever I go; if the battery runs down and the clock is 4 1/2 hours slow, I just memorize the offset and mention it the next time I drop the car off for maintenance.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||I have cats.||
If I put the flap over, the roll is stripped and the TP all over the floor the next time I come back to the bathroom, and the cats are puking emulcified toilet paper all over the bed and whatnot.
If I put the flap under, I have had a roll last as long as three days.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Eh,||
people know what you mean irregardless.
Now, what about flammable/inflammable?
|13 weeks 3 days ago||"Feng shui"||
is Mandarin for "back to the wall, eyes on the door."
|13 weeks 6 days ago||To clarify,||
"Boats'n'Hoes" is not an effort to take away from "The Victors" or any other traditional song played by the Michigan Marching Band.
We see the song as a vehicle to drive unparalleled interaction between students, alumni, faculty, and fans worldwide.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Looks like a temporary conflict||
between their tactical headline-grabbing function and their long-term institutional propaganda function.
I wonder if the concussion narrative could continue to gain traction, regardless of what facts show, once ESPN decided it was no longer in their long-term interest to flog it?
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Logged in||
Never forget; never forgive.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Update.||
Now that's more like it.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Is AIRBHG||
part of a package deal with Rudock?
|14 weeks 3 days ago||You have violated||
every rule of the time-space continuum:
|14 weeks 3 days ago||I hope||
this is a thing.
Per post below, establishing Pantone 7406 C sounded more like historical reconstruction than negotiation.
It would be interesting to hear the full story on AD incorporation, or not, of UM Brand Standard. This would spare cranky old-timers such as myself the sight of the by-now habitual neon highlighter depiction of UM school colors.
I hope you are right.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Don't tuck your shirt||
inside your underwear.
Even though things don't feel as secure that way.
This will also keep your underwear from showing above the cumberbund on your tux pants.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||I doubt||
it is the Pantone 7406C apparently painstakingly reconstructed from the fabric patches laid down for all time by the special committee of the University Senate in 1912.
If any debate exists, it should be around why we aren't using the Official Brand Standard Maize already established.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||I assume||
all that is where this comes from.
Doesn't look like there is any room for debate. It doesn't seem the AD is bound by this in any way.
The decisions on uniform(z) colors must be coming from somewhere in the AD, independent of the UM Style Guide and the swathes from 1912.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Sort of nice||
considering the snake-oil we pulled on Ferentz.
Maybe he's relying on Delaney to put the kabosh on it.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Damn.||
That's exactly right.
+1 for "Dr. Bronner's."
|14 weeks 5 days ago||No more||
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Nobody||
has had a black-and-white TV in 30 years, so the rationale for white jerseys is gone.
Let teams wear their real colors.
If there is a clash of colors, say, with Delaware or Cal-Berkeley, then I vote for this:
|14 weeks 6 days ago||"Trampling on tradition"||
I got that vibe the first time he banished "the proudest uniform in college football [Bo]" for some merchandising-driven eyesore and called it a "throwback jersey."
|15 weeks 20 hours ago||Well,||
I like it.
BTW, "Capitalization" is not a proper noun, is it? I think your FORUM topic is incorrectly capitalized, per you.
Now, what else can I bitch about?
|15 weeks 20 hours ago||Harbaugh||
has changed the tide of the rivalry.
|15 weeks 20 hours ago||I could see||
the 1969-74 ones.
MVictors has suggested this one as well (MVictors 12-2-11), although maybe in jest:
BTW, in answer to those who say Bo derived the stickers from Woody, the same article has the following:
|15 weeks 20 hours ago||Amen!||
Bring back "Green Bay Gold" ( = "maize").
|15 weeks 20 hours ago||"It's not a beauty pagent out there."||
Nothing says "Lytle would play" like:
|15 weeks 21 hours ago||You mean||
|15 weeks 21 hours ago||I like the ones||
without the wolverines on them. There's no way you can make sense of the wolverine likenesses from more than 6 inches away; they just clutter the visual.
|15 weeks 21 hours ago||'84||
wasn't the greatest of years anyway.
Although it would be only slightly below average by the standards of the last seven years.
|15 weeks 21 hours ago||I find||
a plethora of there/their, its/it's, 've/of ("would of helped") to keep the technicians hopping.
In order to keep a lower profile, I find myself turning down most of these opportunities.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||I think there is||
a lack of clarity in the concept of "rules" like this.
I think that inflammatory, contentious or rude comments are frowned on in general, whether they pertain to religion or what-have-you.
My understanding of MgoFAQ is that even a polite and informative advocacy, say, of Obama's or Gingrich's farm policy as it relates to natural turf in the B1G would be subject to scrutiny under "no politics" because of the destructive potential of partisan political discussion in general; but religion, not so much.
I remember discussions here of Tebow's advocacy of For The Family (I think it was called) that went into supreme court cases and other examinations of when the practice of religion veered into political advocacy in the direction of political coercion, and clearly different world-views were heard, and I don't recall that anything got truly ugly or hateful; it was a test that the MgoBoard weathered successfully. But I understand how this could go wrong.
Edit: I also recall now that the whole thread was deleted in the end. So in practical terms, "No Religion" is somewhat real at the moderator level, I think, back in 2009 or whenever that happened.
I think there is FAQ discussion about being a shit-head in general; IMO this is where attention should be when it comes to blog citizenship.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Beat me to it.||
That's what I get for commenting at the end of Page 1.
I would just edit my own comment to acknowledge your priority, but that shoots my carefully crafted formatting all to ... a very dark place.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Edit.||
Apologies to the one up-vote.
The above skirts the edges of a political grievance, which is contra to FAQ statute.
See below, there is no FAQ statute contra discussion of religion, although several assert one with religious fervor. It is clearly a perception and perhaps irreversable usage.
I would choose to avoid inflammatory comments in general although not all truthful statements are popular.
But if you move the argument from religion to politics, there is an actual statute there. Naughty Naughty.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||"no politics/religion rule."||
Actually, more an informal convention than a rule. Don't expect to find "no religion" in the FAQ.
So supplement your reading of the FAQ with a healthy dose of lurking if you want to be safe. Lots touchiness lately.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||"Taste||
|15 weeks 1 day ago||He just got here.||
Don't be trying to retire Harbaugh already.
I say he sticks around twice as long as Paterno, with no scandals, and as a 120-year-old man, is still bouncing and rolling around on the turf to show proper shotgun snap lace-alignment and release technique.
Meanwhile, 3 generations of Harbaughs will be ready and waiting to take over if and when.
Only then will it be time to have the succession discussion.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||1938.||
. . .
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Speaking of Otsego county,|
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Mullen.||
. . .
|15 weeks 3 days ago||I think||
you mean "tarnish."
If a turd is made of silver, are you then able to polish it?
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Looks like||
|16 weeks 1 day ago||So more like||
the "no Rich Rod" rule.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||So did Hoke||
in his "pooping magic" phase.
I hope we never get to see, but I think if Harbaugh were to lose 7 games in year 4, the honeymoon would be over.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||I know you're kidding (I think) and all that,||
but, unbelievable as it must seem, there is no MGoBoard FAQ "no religion" rule:
That is it. I wonder how these rumors get started.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||My mom and I||
took my grandma to see this movie in 1973.
Not a good choice.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||California||
sided with the Union during the Civil War.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||In case||
you're being sarcastic, I think you will find that Oklahoma's 20th-century history conforms closely to that of the former Confederate states -- post-Civil War and early-20th century race riots to reverse Reconstruction, redraw the color line, and impose a system of peonage that amounted to a restoration of slavery in some places only finally overturned by US Attorney General Francis Biddle's Circular No. 3591 of December 11, 1941. (The timing of this circular strongly suggests this was a response to the propaganda necessities imposed by Pearl Harbor and WWII.)
|16 weeks 5 days ago||"I never meant to imply . . ."||
". . . people don't or shouldn't all hang together . . ."
Except maybe from a tree.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Just to clarify,||
many at MgoBlog don't seem to realize that there is no MgoFAQ (here) rule on religion. "UNWELCOME, KTHX" in its entirety:
In the comment section we find this:
followed by several joking comments, such as this one, exemplis gratis:
You didn't come out and say "No Religion," but for all of those who have made this up and then repeat the voices in their heads as an established fact, there are no other MgoFAQ mentions of religion, NONE, just to set the record straight.
"No Religion" aside, I don't think your parallel example was strictly analogous. It would have been a better parallel to say "Harbaugh is going after CA DBs like Buddha goes after mulligatawny and Jesus after matzah," and I'm sure that some would get ruffled by that.
Before someone brings up "No Religion," I repeat: it may be respectful not to disparage religions, but it isn't MgoFAQ writ.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Edit error||
devolves into double post. Please ignore.
|17 weeks 20 hours ago||Harbaugh||
to Oakland (A's)?
|18 weeks 1 day ago||They should know better||
than this (from same story):
there have been rumors linking him to programs other than Big Blue as well, including Boise State
Someone should give them a heads up.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||I think this call is correct.||
In terms of debatability, it veers into the region of the TD no-call against OSU in 2011, which turned out alright in the end, and maybe the costly calls contra UM against OSU in 1972 and the field-goal call against OSU in 1974.
This rises nowhere near the sheer egregious unacceptability of the White Phantom Touchdown call from the 1979 Rose Bowl.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||God damn it.||
Who made this rule that Michigan's sporting apparel, and the sporting memories we carry with us for the rest of our lives, have to be subjugated to the affirmatively impudent and deliberately offensive whims of a department full of brain-dead marketing clones the likes of which Brandon populated the AD back in the day?
When did UM lose the power to say "Fuck NO! Don't ask again!"
Since all of this crap is driven by the corporate mentality of garnering marginal revenue by strip-mining the value of the "brand" as a whole, why does M, or any other major, need Adidas anyway? Couldn't M contract out the unis and garner the marginal revenue enhancement from esthetic atrocities itself, or not? Would it cripple UM to get uniforms made the way it was done in the '70s, without corporate vandalism smeared all over them? Is this the cost of the indoor practice facility, etc? Why does this unwanted horseshit have to be shoved in our faces, like an Adobe Flash update that destroys all decent user options, over and over again?
I get that it's the world we live in. I've watched symphony orchestra after symphony orchestra devolve from raising money to play concerts to playing concerts to raise money, as quality is dis-invested and core rep disappears in favor of marketing tricks to attract one-time audiences with no abiding interest in symphony orchestras, all to support a growing population of marketing whizzes to replace the dwindling population of actual regular symphony players. Management mania.
In my daydreams, it would be nice if, after thanking DB for years of service and then showing him the door, we could turn around and kick Adidas in the nuts.
Back to the uniformz.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Funny,||
"chunks" doesn't sound Greek.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Link||
has questions but no info.
Given some of the speculation above, I think that if the NCAA-legal options involved going several thousands of dollars into debt, and sleeping on a family friend's floor didn't, I would go the less costly route as well.
The whole scholar-athlete bit all started as a way for Fort Lewis A&M to get out of paying death benefits to Ray Dennison's widow in the 1950s. Since then, the NCAA has been in the tenuous position of enforcing penalties on students for accepting t-shirts or movie tickets while simultaniously helping university ADs to billions in commercial profits.
Whatever the facts of this case, the background environment is morally unsustainable.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Disguises||
|18 weeks 6 days ago||If it puts his team on a winning track,||
that will help recruiting.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Players||
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Disagree.||
If his adjustments did absolutely nothing, N would have lost by 56 points.
He's pissed he had to get into the game from 26 points down. Otherwise, splitting the second half down the middle would have been good enough.
|19 weeks 22 hours ago||Start thinking about moving||
when you find yourself calling it "white shit."
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Everybody||
keeps calling this annoyance "dumb." I would call it meritless, clever and impudent.
Plenty of bad ideas have advanced a certain ways because nobody took their potential seriously before they had acquired momentum; pace Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
I'm supposing the perps behind this have been lacking for a certain kind of feedback in the past. For all we know, they may actually be pleased at the level of stink their stunt is provoking. At any rate, they sought attention; now they are getting it.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||They want the money||
to get someone else to write the song.
They want to use SG money to hire people who otherwise don't want to write the song to write it for people who don't want to hear it, so they can be at the center of all of it using somebody else's money.
It does all sound sort of Loch-doggy, wow-factor to me.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||I think of this||
as a call to arms.
And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Compliment:||
a polite expression of praise or admiration;
Complement: a full crew or a set.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Does football count||
as "violent content?" If so, this site is screwed.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||I'm sure||
there are folks doing all those things. Who knows, they may be doing these things as well.
But I think using the "c"-word weakens their argument rather than strengthening it. They might get more credibility with "POSHB."
|19 weeks 2 days ago||I||
wouldn't blame the dress. (Joke. I think she's perfectly lovely.)
|19 weeks 2 days ago||NSFW||
Not for these folks. The ratio on "MOCK THE WEEK" appears to be about three "fucks" for every nine "cunts."
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Yes,||
and I think that is a decision we will at some point better want to understand.
Meanwhile, I keep saying, don't just give thanks for Harbaugh and Hackett, remember Schlissel too. Something about the way Schlissel came through all this just strikes me the right way.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||I think||
the "our pizza is shit" ad campaign was actually schemed by Brandon, although his hiring at UM caused him to leave Domino's before it aired. It actually looks to me like the sort of publicity gimmic he would dream up.
The oblivious management style he represents is what I see everything headed towards in the macrocosm. It's actually a pleasant thought to me that holdouts against the unbridled corporate mentality, such as UM, still exist.
Although maybe Brandon represented a worse strain than the misery that has become the norm nowadays.
I think POSHB is a normative assessment. The most damning assessments, I think, are the ones that remain cool and distant in tone, which Brian's wasn't. Brian is speaking as a fan; I think we appreciate that.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Don't forget||
The thought process that brought us Brandon hasn't been examined, but someone had to have thought that hiring him in the first place was a good idea.
So don't forget to be thankful for Schlissel.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||I suggest||
they find a new blog to support.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Reference to a movie.||
Mr. Holland's Opus
Movies trying to depict music-making generally send me through conniptions of agony, and this was one, although I suppose I should have loved it.
I have to be grateful for the fact that there are people who find the world of music and musicians interesting or important enough that they try to depict that world in their own tone-deaf way.
Red Violin was another such, with a musical score written by a sort-of well-known American composer. I commend all those efforts.
But I have to run and hide when my friends innocently ask me what I thought of them. I would only do harm to the world I inhabit if I shared my uninhibited impressions.
I hope they keep making movies about music, but I don't want to watch them.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||tl:dr.||
Also, paragraphs make life better.
Anybody have a summary?
|20 weeks 6 days ago||I had to look it up.||
Thanks for supplying me my Mgoblog "Word of the Day."
|21 weeks 3 days ago||Thread title||
needs a question mark at the end.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||Bacon writes about Michigan.||
For seven years, the events out of Michigan have been shit.
At least Bacon writes about them with an ongoing abiding love of Michigan football.
I'm sure when he eventually writes about the restoration under Harbaugh, no-one will be happier about the upturn than Bacon.
"In for Six" will be the capstone volume of Bacon's recent history of M football.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||It's a corruption, besides.||
It's supposed to be "Decline and Fall of [your name here]," and anything less than six volumes means you're giving it the CNN/Fox treatment.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||cjk5h||
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Oops.||
At first I thought it said "Michigan Man," which term I think Hackett retired on December 2nd. So never mind.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||To be fair||
he was only the second comment on the post, so it's a little early to bring up that his is the only anything, with a sample size of two, or three, if you count the OP.
I'm with the camp that thinks that for someone to have to walk 21 miles to get to work in a country that has the money and leisure to put a man on the moon and a cruise missile on top of a wedding in Peshawar reflects a distortion of basic human values.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Dingos||
ate my baby.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||They lie.||
There is no such thing.
People keep acting like it is, but no.
Closest "religion" ever got to a mention in the FAQ was comment #7 there:
|22 weeks 2 days ago||I double-checked, just in case.||
Has never been any such thing (here):
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Both||