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|11 hours 46 min ago||Smith is going to have himself a feast||
that Hawai'i DL, wow
|4 days 23 hours ago||Congrats Ace||
hoping the fact that we haven't heard much about your health lately means that your health is not an issue anymore. If it still is, then you have a lot of character to keep it on the down low and focus on the job regardless, because that's not easy. Keep up the good work and it's good to see that you enjoy your job.
|1 week 5 days ago||Few factors||
1. Our out-of-conference schedule is trash
MSU plays ND and BYU
OSU plays Oklahoma
We play nobody. So our SOS should be the worst of the three
2. As always, it matters when you lose. Losing to MSU early and beating OSU late (with OSU beating MSU the 2nd-to-last week of the season) would be the best scenario with a 11-1 record.
|1 week 6 days ago||As a relatively new fan||
it's interesting to see the different stadiums. Watching Everton vs Spurs on the TV, in what I would consider a "normal" multi-deck stadium, and streaming the Burnley game that's in this little dinky stadium with a single deck on the sides. The stadium capacities differ so much.
|2 weeks 32 min ago||Thanks for reminding me||
I forgot about this with the Olympics going on. Already some intriguing things happening with Hull beating the former champs; apparently it's been four years since a promoted team won its first game.
|3 weeks 23 hours ago||All gains in vertical leap are positive||
if you assume his standing reach went up 2.5-3" with growth, that's still probably 4-5" increase on vertical
|3 weeks 2 days ago||F-Rod bailed out||
couldn't throw a strike to save his life. Garcia walked without even trying to swing the bat.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||The only Big 10 teams they beat last year||
were Maryland and Purdue. They can be scary, but they actually don't win that much. Dantonio has never lost to them (7-0), and that includes a win the year MSU went 7-5 with Maxwell (2012). You can be in a close game with IU, but you have to be pretty bad to actually lose to them.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I agree||
No matter how badly we want them to crash and burn with Cook gone, O'Connor isn't that big a dropoff and they should be good for 9-3 this year with U-M, OSU, and Wisconsin all at home. Only tough road game is ND.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Not much compared to most||
1. Buying my house. I never lived in an apartment after school and went straight from my parents' house to buying my own house. Putting down 20% required a lot of saving, and there were stressful times living with the parents while I was saving up and looking for houses. Dad kicked me out for a couple weeks because we had a disagreement over the cable. I just had to get out and it felt so good to have my own house.
2. U-M graduation, master's in ChemE. I was so tired of school and so glad to be done. Didn't have a job lined up and didn't care; I was just drained from the workload and the stress
3. Getting my job. Only a few months after graduation, so I didn't have to wait too long. Still working the same job 15 years later. I'm definitely a lifer here.
4. U-M acceptance. I didn't even really apply anywhere else (just MSU), so if I didn't get in, I would have been crushed.
5. Rose Bowl 1998. Great trip to California and a great year to be a football fan.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Interesting to watch the technique||
I'm not a football guy at all, but there's so much skill there with the hand placement, hips, timing, etc. Sometimes I watch football players and think "that doesn't look too hard." This is not one of those times. There's no way in hell I could do any of that.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Fall camp, but a specific practice video||
The Michigan Drill video
Nothing says football season like microanalyzing the outcomes of about 25-30 1v1 blocking battles
|5 weeks 2 days ago||A couple women that I blew off in my early-mid 20s||
One was not bad looking, but at that time she got around a lot and I didn't want to be a part of that. I honestly wasn't sure about her STD status because she slept with some fairly shady characters. Not total deadbeats, but dudes that got around a lot themselves. I mean, "ARE YOU CLEAN?" is not really something you can ask a girl. I figured she was a gold digger and she just saw dollar signs when I got my job and bought a house. She grew up a lot, though -- married an honest guy and is living a great family life with kids now.
The other one was not as good looking but had her head on straight. I shouldn't have been so picky.
I didn't realize how slim the pickings would get as I got older. Neither one of those ladies were no-doubt-about-it knockouts, but either would have been better than the nothing I have now.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||They should have Beeremon||
you go out and there are random beers in the park
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Never played a single Pokemon game in my life||
You know you're getting old when the thing that you were too old for when it first came out is seeing a resurgence 20 years later
|6 weeks 22 hours ago||Watched it in my dorm in Jordan Hall||
In all of my fandom, the most satisfying game I have ever witnessed. There were no moments of trepidation or concern because it was over so early. It was so nice to experience a big game where the stress was relieved right away and the second half was just one big victory cigar.
Strangely, it didn't have the dorm comraderie of the hockey championship (everybody on the hall high-fived after that one) and most people had gone on to do other things by the second half.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Those plastic saucer sleds are death traps||
they always had an amazing propensity to do a 180 on me so that I'd be going down the hill backwards, which would usually end with a rollover/wipeout
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Apparently Iowa won the Big Ten in football||
and MSU finished 2nd
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Wow, 2 mins injury time||
Ronaldo was on the ground for at least 10 mins
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Such a violent anthem||
let their impure blood water our fields
|7 weeks 1 day ago||France PK||
here, have a freebie. Get ready for a 1-1 penalty shootout
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Allez Les Blues||
they had a good start to the game, but are completely on their heels now. Need to maintain some possession.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||I could understand if it was multivariable calc or something||
but algebra is 8th-grade math. Something 12-year-olds can do. In America. In other countries, they can do it at a much younger age. I just love how low the math bar is set in this (so-called technologically advanced) country.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Here comes the "what is it good for" crowd||
why is math pretty much the only subject people bitch about taking as a requirement. There are plenty of other completely useless requirements, but it always comes to how useless the math class was.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Beginning my coffee bean knockout tournament tonight||
the dark roasted region will feature Peet's Major Dickason's vs. Starbucks Sumatra. Unfortunately, I don't feel like spending hundreds on coffee, so that's the entire region at the moment.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Messi Choke||
that was a foot clear of the bar
|9 weeks 15 min ago||Love the inability to pronounce Błaszczykowski||
L with stroke is a W, fellas
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Once Upon a Time in the West||
It's pretty slow and long by today's standards, and I can't remember the last time I watched the entire movie, but I don't know if there's a movie that does a better job of replicating the isolation/wilderness feel of the old west. Great cinematography, great quiet moments where you just hear the wind, and that piercing harmonica
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Unbelievable||
I said "top right corner, here it comes"
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Nice pass Zusi||
that was almost within 20 feet of a teammate