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|1 day 13 hours ago||+1 and +1||
Your first post gave great information. Your second post was pleasant and constructive in explaining your opinion
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||Forbidden Island is a good alternative||
to Pandemic. Easier, but you all still share a common goal. A lot less likely for someone to take full control.
My wife and I have really enjoyed the Project Gipf games. They aren't being made anymore, so when you find them online, they can be expensive. Try looking at websites like coolstuffinc. I think Yinsh is the best of them. We have all of them (6), and apparently you can put them all together to make one super-game, but there is no way we'd ever have a whole day to commit to something like that.
Great idea for a thread, btw.
|3 weeks 9 hours ago||Agreed||
I know a lot of people are upset about two consecutive in South Bend, but since we're playing only two games with this contract it really doesn't matter. Either way it'll be one here and one there.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Agree completely||
It's probably even worse for them, though. The Grinch takes what he wants on only ONE day a year.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I have to go with||
"Platoon." Runner up would be "Full Metal Jacket."
|9 weeks 6 days ago||I'm at a school function||
right now with the kiddo. One of the teachers, all decked out in Spartan gear, continues to just randomly say "Go green." He knows we are a Michigan family, because my daughter wears Michigan stuff to school. Quite certain he's just trolling. I'm obviously not going to get into it with him re: Michigan's superior academic reputation. I really need Michigan to win that damn game this year to shut up all the buttholes like that guy.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Rudock turned into a different QB after that game as well.||
If we have second-half of the season version of Rudock, we win that game.
I guess you could make the argument that we got outcoached on that very last play of the game. As great as Baxter is, there is no excuse for being in any formation other than max protect for that kick.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||I love the caption under his photo:||
"NCAA bans satellite camps because SEC fears Harbaugh"
|17 weeks 13 hours ago||Im not picking on the kid, but I find the question||
to be a poor one.
I'm conducting interviews this week for our office. If someone I interview asks my "why now and not last week/month when I sent in my resume," there is a zero percent chance they get the job.
I agree with Meyer's humanity being immeasurably small, but I don't mind him answering a loaded question with a little attitude.
|18 weeks 13 hours ago||Half day today.||
Ladies are leaving at 8 am and gone for the weekend.
|18 weeks 13 hours ago||IIRC||
Michigan was on a PP at the time. Miss that, and Minnesota shoots the puck 200 feet to the other end killing tons of time on that PP. Also, you have to make sure you don't somehow take your stick above the cross bar in the process. Go too high, but still use some momentum/centripetal force to keep the puck on the stick and bring it back down, and you've committed high sticking that blows the play dead. The goal itself was amazing. How/when he did it was more than macho.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||That's the best idea for regionals.||
I don't know what the #2 idea is, but it isn't even close to that one.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Agree completely||
If you want to make a tournament that has the best teams in it, Michigan is undeniably one the top 68 (minus auto-bids and such).
The only way you can justify choosing a school like Monmouth over Michigan is if you are hoping to create the Cinderella-type drama that the casual fan wants. Michigan beating a team like California in the first round does not create as much of that than if Monmouth wins a game.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||No question, that would have been||
the best type of response.
Never take a one day story and turn it into a two day story. Or in the this case, an entire offseason story.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||Couldn't agree more.||
I was watching the second half with my 7 year old daughter. It was easily one of the best "Michigan moments" of my life. We got home from the in-laws and watched the entire second half together. She was always either resting her elbow or head on my shoulder.
After almost every whistle, I tried to explain to her what just happened analytically.
When MAAR went on his "my hands are faster than lightening" kick, it made me tingle to say to my daughter "That's why we work hard, sweetie. We do our best, and good things sometimes happen."
|24 weeks 6 days ago||How does Anastos||
still have a job?
|26 weeks 12 hours ago||1996-97 team||
that didn't win the national title was probably the best Michigan hockey team ever. That was the senior year for the "God Class."
|26 weeks 4 days ago||I'm at my kids piano class with her.||
When I read that quote, I laughed loud enough to disrupt her lesson.
|27 weeks 13 hours ago||Couldn't agree more.||
I think the mistake is that people think "could this guy hit a big kick with the game on the line?" That's a big deal, but happens infrequently. What an excellent kicker will do is change probabilities when your team has the ball near field goal range.
3rd and 11 from the opponents 30 means, with an average kicker, you are trying to gain a few yards to make the kick more reasonable. If you have a an excellent kicker, your possible play selection increases. More variance = harder to stop. Of course these decisions are fluid with the game state, and variable per each coach. But, in an important area of the field where drives can stall, I think that accurate leg gives you a pretty significant intangible advantage.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||Not a history nearly as storied as the #1,||
but I kinda got chills when I read that. I mean, Brandon Graham wore the number. That makes 55 a really big deal.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||I'm sure it's just because I'm in gambling mode right now,||
but I think wagering Mgopoints would be really fun. Right next to the reply button could be a "wager" button.
At least, it would be really fun until it got out of control and warped the board state.
|31 weeks 6 hours ago||My family spoiled me.||
I got pajama pants, a tie and the WR gloves. I'm 37 and have absolutely no business asking for those gloves. But, my wife indulged me. I've been wearing them most of the day and continue making the "M" with my palms.
|35 weeks 23 hours ago||We have our own "Turkey Trot"||
Our daughter got the nickname "turkle" when she was an infant. So, we actually do a Turkle Trot. Exercising on Thanksgiving is our big thing.
|35 weeks 1 day ago||"Super weird,||
(but) mostly incredible" pretty much nails it.
I love how they ended it by basically saying they like Michigan more.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||I actually think you played that perfectly.||
Yesterday we had a family gathering. My wife comes from an entire family of Spartans. Her uncle, easily the most inflammatory of all of them, basically asked me to justify how Harbaugh could even be considered as good of a coach as Dantonio.
"It took Dantonio 4 years to win more than 9 games in a season at MSU. Harbaugh has at least two chances to do that in year one at Michigan."
I set the trap for him to respond with "yeah, but it's easier to win at Michigan." Of course he took it. I then responded with "yep, even after our 130+ year nadir as a program, it's still a better place to coach than MSU."
|35 weeks 5 days ago||I think it's stupid either way.||
As a fan, I don't talk shit to any players when I'm in attendence, but I think a player or coach should absolutely never retaliate. They are representing a university. I am not. It's the same double standard we all have to deal with in our jobs. Someone can walk into my place of business and call me a "fucking dick." If I retaliate, I'm likely to be fired.
To go one step further, my behavior is not being witnessed by thousands of youngsters. Like it or not, part of the responsibility these players and coaches have is that they are role models. The standard for their behavior should be higher.
I'm not losing sleep about this either way. But I agree with the general sentiment that Cook's/MSU's behavior really does embody "little brother." Doesn't matter how good they are. They act like juggalos. As Brian said, a truer thing has never been spoken than to call them "little brother."
|35 weeks 5 days ago||Agreed.||
I think it's going to be as soon as "one week from now us."
|37 weeks 5 days ago||Succinctly, we are relevant again.||
Lots of talking heads predicted 7 wins or so this year. I mean, we all kinda hoped Harbaugh would turn things around quickly, but didn't necessarily expect it. But clearly, we have a head coach that is not only a perfect fit in Ann Arbor, but is an elite-level coach.
I think Rudock is a solid QB, and seems like a great kid. But when this offense gets a guy that can manage a game and hit the deep ball, we will be top-5 caliber.
Enjoy the ride ladies and gents. As long as Harbaugh is here, we will be the Michigan we all remember.
|38 weeks 5 days ago||After 2008, I swore I would never take bowl eligibility||
for granted again. Pretty much every single goal all Michigan teams have can not be met until after obtaining bowl eligibility. That's not to say kids come to Michigan to just go to any bowl. But, it's a integral checkpoint down the path of a successful season.
It's 15 extra practices. It's an extension of the Michigan football offseason solstice. It's a huge deal.
|41 weeks 13 hours ago||Agree with all of it.||
Jake will hit the deep ball at least once in this game.
As a fan, I'm always very excited for this game. But this year's edition has got to be the most intriguing that I can remember in years.