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|1 week 5 days ago||Johnny Manziel thinks that||
Johnny Manziel thinks that Bob Stoops is overrated.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||That sounds like Wings&More.||
That sounds like Wings&More.
Although the Sodalak's in Snook was the best, and I think the only one that did deep fried bacon, they still have the Czech-Tex Steakhouse in Bryan. Come to think of it, I could really go for a good chicken fried steak.
Edit: looks like I was confused. The CS location went under, but Snook and Bryan are still open. Another place to visit next time I'm in town.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Haha, just giving you a hard||
Haha, just giving you a hard time. I don't actually have a chicken preference. I'd rather hit Fuego or Fargo's (!!!) or Koppe Bridge or even The Chicken (not for the chicken, for beer and burgers). Jeez, I miss the BCS food scene. Has to be one of the most underrated food towns in the country.
I think the Sodalaks in Snook is no more, which is a real tragedy. My advisor used to drive potential grad students out there for lunch. It's about a 15 minute drive further and further into the country, and it was fun to watch them get more and more confused about where we were going. Then we'd get there and old man Sodalak (RIP) would be sitting at the first table by the door chain smoking. We never got any of those grad students to join us, but it was always a hoot.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||You lost me at Layne's......||
You lost me at Layne's......
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I'm a little bit dubious||
I'm a little bit dubious about the wisdom of this. A couple of years ago, they couldn't fill the seats they had. Now they're adding more. While I think that A&M will be better at football through the 10's than they were in the 00's (Fran!) this still feels like extrapolating on a transient to me.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Wow. I've been to West, TX||
Wow. I've been to West, TX many times. They pride themselves on their Czech heritage, and the kolache bakery on I-35 was one of my go-to stops on the drive up to Dallas. I would sometimes bring them home with me at Christmas to needle my friends of Czech heritage because Michigan-Czech kolache are very different than Texas-Czech kolache.
You'd have a hard time finding a place with more of a small Texas town feel than West. My thoughts and prayers go out to them as they'll never be the same.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||Several years ago (2007) I||
Several years ago (2007) I was at the BW3 in College Station to watch an 11AM game on the BTN. There were only two customers in the place that early, so we struck up a conversation. The other guy described going to the Big House in '77 and A&M getting blown out. It wasn't until later that I realized he was the QB for that A&M team, David Walker. By that time his family had joined him and I'd missed my chance to quiz him about what it was like to play in those days.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||Katie Baker reads mgoblog? I||
Katie Baker reads mgoblog? I guess that's another tick in the "Katie Baker is awesome" column.
|30 weeks 6 days ago||You're thinking of Tyler||
You're thinking of Tyler Ecker (pitch the damn ball to Breaston!). I don't think he transferred in though, I thought he was just overaged.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||Do they not have a CompSci||
Do they not have a CompSci department?
|31 weeks 6 days ago||It's a good thing that Connor||
It's a good thing that Connor Carrick carefully weighed the OHL's contention that he wouldn't receive regular playing time against Michigan's recent history of losing important defensemen to injury/illness/suspension (Mitera, Kampfer, Burlon, Merrill) and said, "Of course I'll be an important contributor!"
Do any of the forwards jump out as potential defenseman? Looks like things are going to be pretty thin on the back end again this year.
Edit: I forgot about Mike Szuma, so at least there are still 7 warm bodies back there. Hopefully Serville and Chiasson had productive offseasons.
|36 weeks 13 hours ago||Yeah. Northwoods was on that||
Yeah. Northwoods was on that list. Sad day.
|36 weeks 6 days ago||Hmm. I've heard raging||
Hmm. I've heard raging alcoholic and world-class asshole. Tomato-tomahto?
After the way he left A&M, I'm honestly surprised to see an Aggie defending him.
|38 weeks 4 days ago||I don't think A&M is cheating||
I don't think A&M is cheating yet.
|38 weeks 6 days ago||Plus, he saved RichRod the||
Plus, he saved RichRod the inevitable PR disaster which would have ensued from failing to honor the scholarship offer.
|39 weeks 1 day ago||No, but I'm pretty sure that||
No, but I'm pretty sure that the direct route from Fleming to the President's house (in case of student riots) is.
|39 weeks 1 day ago||Nope, but only because she||
Nope, but only because she takes the secret steam tunnel to work in the morning.
|39 weeks 1 day ago||This is the same answer that||
This is the same answer that I came up with when doing research for an RHA display some years ago. Somebody should tell the people that print the free day-planners (do they still do that?) to stop spreading falsehoods in their daily fun-facts.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||Well, sure. But||
Well, sure. But "game-manager" is a significant step up from where Ash/McCoy were last year. Plus they are surprisingly thin on the OL. The problem they have isn't matching up with the SEC, it's winning enough games to be in that position (which they won't).
|39 weeks 4 days ago||Did Texas find a QB?||
Did Texas find a QB?
|39 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah, Gordon was portrayed as||
Yeah, Gordon was portrayed as the wily, scrappy veteran barely making it on experience and hard work in the Grant Wahl authored Beckham book. And that was four or five years ago.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||I'm just still trying to get||
I'm just still trying to get my head around the selection of Alan Gordon.
|40 weeks 18 hours ago||The only caveat here is that||
The only caveat here is that the serpentine belt frequently runs the water pump. So, no belt, no cooling. I'm not sure how far you can drive without overheating the engine and doing serious damage. If the belt breaks, keep a close eye on the temp gauge and don't push it.
|40 weeks 1 day ago||Most oil change places will||
Most oil change places will change the serpentine for <$100.
As for engine braking, the wheels connect through the drive shaft. The belts only power the various add-ons, so I can't see where that would make the belt any more likely to snap.
Edit: also, if the belt's wearing out, you'll likely see some of the ribs cracked (on the inside of the belt) or perhaps some of the reinforcing material (fiberglass?) starting to wear through along the edges, and the belt will look obviously worn. It should be fairly easy to tell.
|40 weeks 6 days ago||Also, any voters that might||
Also, any voters that might swing to Trout will likely feel the same about Pujols.
|40 weeks 6 days ago||I'm pretty sure LSU did this||
I'm pretty sure LSU did this with Craig Loston a couple of years ago. In his case it was done to avoid the Texas standardized test required to graduate. I suspect a similar dynamic may be at work here.
|41 weeks 1 day ago||Yes, the ring dunk is a big||
Yes, the ring dunk is a big deal, and A&M has a very strong ring culture. Many grad students here elect to get them, but I passed. It seemed strange to me to wear an A&M ring because I think of myself as a Michigan alum first and an Aggie second.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||That might have been Iowa||
That might have been Iowa '02. I remember Navarre having a long run (30 yards?) in an otherwise brutal game.
Found the box score. It was a 39 yard run, in a game in which Navarre led Michigan with 18 net rushing yards. He passed for 112 yards. Like I said, brutal.
The play in question happened on the first drive of the 2nd half. This is the longest video that I could find of that game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eukaQpnTrf0 but it doesn't include that play. It's going to be tough because, for obvious reasons, the videos of that game seem to be put up by Iowa fans, who are reluctant to include a broken play where the lumberingist of lumbering QBs lumbers for 39 yards against their defense.
|43 weeks 1 day ago||Flynn's a BIG lefty. OK ERA,||
Flynn's a BIG lefty. OK ERA, decent K numbers. A solid prospect, but still a 22 year old pitcher with one start above A ball. Decent prospect, but nothing that you can't replace in next year's draft.
|43 weeks 1 day ago||Brantly is a B+ catching||
Brantly is a B+ catching prospect. Blocked by Avila though. Not sure about Flynn.