|2 days 23 hours ago||What I can understand||
What I can't understand is that after 4 years of working with a strength and conditioning coach a player can have zero muscle definition. Virtually every play gets bigger and stronger. I don't like to criticize players but Mark just seems soft and uninterested. Maybe it is confidence?
|2 days 23 hours ago||Yes||
I think it is doable with sensors. The NFL has used a basic sensor in footballs in preseason games for speed, etc..
Not sure if they have the ability to measure in inches. There are a crapload of different kinds of sensors - ultrasound, infared, GPS. It won't be foolproof but why sports has not adopred them in a big way is beyone me. They have GPS chips in golf balls now. I'm guessing if you do not use satellites but something within the stadium itself you could triangulate down to inches.
I'm not an engineer but know a bit about sensors.
|3 days 22 hours ago||Why not put sensors in footballs?||
Why not put sensors in footballs? In this day and age it would seem simple to put sensors in footballs, pucks, etc and also have something at the goal line, yard marker, etc. If the sensor is past the line it is a first down, touchdown, etc.
I can't figure out why they have not done away with umpires calling balls and strikes with some sort of machine vision. Seems like sensors would be perfect for hockey as you could sense when the puck crossed the goal line even when under a goalie.
Camera's seem archaic compared to sensors. I'm sure they would be glitches but it is worth a try. They have a crap ton of sensors in wearables that might be able to take the human element out of some calls - like targeting to the head for example.
|3 days 23 hours ago||Yes||
|2 weeks 21 hours ago||You missed||
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Levi Paulson Or random Amish guy||
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|4 weeks 5 days ago||Pittsburgh = MSU Lite||
What about Pittsburgh and their Mark "no D" Antonio coach Pat Narduzzi - he of the 60 minutes of "unnecessary roughness"?
He is a big of a prick as Mark "no D" Antonio only with more emotion. His DB's hold on every play then he bitches about it. The his players have a tough time in the NFL because they can't hold on EVERY play.
|5 weeks 3 hours ago||I am beginning to think||
I am beginning to think a close win is better than a blow out. Wasn't that the gist of Mike Hart's comments? You let them get close and take it away? Now they have more to bitch about and lose sleep over - rather than a blowout. If we had blown them out I was going to print up bumper stickerrs but if a close loss makes them angrier -all the better.
|5 weeks 3 hours ago||Thought it was pronounced||
Thought it was pronounced Alabamer
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I think that was "prescription turf"||
I think that was "prescription turf" or some such thing at originated at Purdue. I think that sand/gravel was by design. " The growing medium above the liner is largely sand, which aids in drainage."
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I hate MD||
I hate MD more than any other coach because he as his players have no class - although in BB Tom Crean is a close second. OSU has been kicking our ass for a long time and you don't hear crap like this from them. I've been watching since the late 60's and there are always more in game cheap shots by MSU than OSU. There may be a hate between M and OSU but there is also respect. No respect for MD or MSU given his responses.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Opposite of MSU||
Good point, the exact opposite of what MSU does.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Liked the even handed Drew Sharp commentary||
He may have been a great guy, but you would not know it from his writing.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||How about Bullough?||
How about Bullough? You think MD said one thing to him about those personal fouls before he got ejected? Heck no. Watch how the Spartans tackle - it is crown first, and that has to be taught. No rugby style tackling for them,
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Your mom just called||
Your mom just called she said she needs you to run to the store and pick her up another can of Skoal.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I agree, it is my major worry||
I think 4.5 is too low. I have seen too many MSU/M games for this not to be a pertinent question
|6 weeks 2 hours ago||I watch all day||
I guess if you only watch Michigan it does not matter when it starts, but if you love to watch other games - I watch Thursday, Friday and Saturday - you can catch more football with noon games.
|6 weeks 2 hours ago||I am with you +1||
Noon kicks are better for football watching if you attend the games. You can get home for at least the second half of the 3:30 games. 3:30 may be great for drinking and tailgating but crappy for watching football unless you have an RV with a big screen. a short way away.
|6 weeks 22 hours ago||
|7 weeks 6 days ago||My biggest concern||
My biggest concern is that Sparty will spear and maim because they have nothing to lose. I'll bet you see 5+ targeting plays with 1 or 2 being called.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Ann Arbor Junior High football||
Eons ago I played football in an Ann Arbor Junior High (to you youngsters that was 7th-9th grades). We were allowed to play tackle in 8th and 9th grade. We had 5 footbally teams - lightweight, two middleweight teams, light heavyweight and heavyweight. As a middle weight we scrimaged the lightweights and even a dozen pounds made a difference.
I know the heavyweights would have crushed us even if they only outweighed us by 30+ pounds.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||There is a remake coming||
There is a remake coming. Movie is not nearly as creepy as the book, Where the hell does Stephen King come up with this stuff?
|8 weeks 5 days ago||I could see them trot out an option ofense with Damon||
I could see them trot out an option offense with Damon Terry, something that they have not showed all year. Or a spread to run. Something that they have worked on all year, just for the Michigan game.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||New verb||
New verb: Maxwelled as in "O'Connor got maxwelled"
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Coincidence?||
Coincidence? That his brother had the "Sparty Nooooo!" moment by getting the leaping penalty that gave Indiana a second chance at a win?
|9 weeks 3 days ago||THE Fast Bastard if yoiu will||
Finally! Please call me THE Fast Bastard if you wil.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Egotistical liar?||
Egotistical liar? Brandon should have gone in politics, he would fit right in with our choices in November.
|10 weeks 4 hours ago||Three||
But I was the only one I saw nearby. I thought everyone read this blog. How many of you did it at home to your TV?
|10 weeks 19 hours ago||Hand her a can of Skoal||
Hand her a can of Skoal and drop her off at the bus station with enough cash to get out of town :-)
|10 weeks 5 days ago||One step above Gollum||
One step above Gollum in that picture.
|11 weeks 1 hour ago||I notice on BTN||
I notice on BTN games where the announcers will fellate the Big Ten team when they face an out of conference foe. I also notice how they will prop up crappy play by the big ten's bottom dwellers. I can't really watch BTN because they feel the need to give equal coverage to Purdue, Northwestern, Illinois, etc
|11 weeks 1 hour ago||and can bend over and touch his head without||
And can bend over and touch his head without using his hand to steady himself. I'm all for a female drum major, but you have one job. Don't fall over or use your hands or baton to steady yourself!
You have one fricken job!
|11 weeks 21 hours ago||Cottage Inn or Pizza House||
Cottage Inn or Pizza House if you are up for Pizza and the like,
|11 weeks 21 hours ago||He was in warmups wearing a knee brace but in full uniform||
He was in warmups wearing a knee brace but in full uniform - so farther along than Mone or Taco if that is an indication.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Kind of the way my car rides when I sit in the passenger seat||
Kind of the way my car rides when I sit in the passenger seat
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Talk to the wife on that||
Hopefully your wife is going as Tawny Kitaen in that Whitesnake video.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||How about||
How about everyone also turning their back to the field when PSU runs out? If we could get everyone to be silent and turn their backs I think that would be a powerful message.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||If she||
If she didn't use a douchebag she'd be a douchebag. I guess she is a enema bag?
|12 weeks 3 days ago||JEJ Yes, Madonna no so much||
JEJ is an alumni, Madonna isn't if you define alumni by also being a graduate. I struggle to find her connection to Michigan football. At least Jeter is a sports personality frequently around the program, and has a hot wife.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Hey!||
|12 weeks 4 days ago||This?|
|12 weeks 4 days ago||So you are saying||
So you are saying your avatar picture is your actual picture? I'm old and my Father graduated in '42. Trying to make the math work without you being 100.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Antithisis of Wayne Fontes||
I swear I remember Wayne wearing a huge puffy down jacket.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||I hear the grass is "greener"||
I hear the grass is "greener"
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Ondre Pipkins, Derrick Green||
Ondre Pipkins, Derrick Green. Just to see how they look elsewhere. Don't think I will get any East Mississippi CC games on TV to see Brian Cole.
|14 weeks 41 min ago||What about MUMPS as an obscure language?||
What about MUMPS as an obscure language?
|14 weeks 57 min ago||It's on Mgoblue.com||
It's on Mgoblue.com live now
|14 weeks 21 hours ago||Correct||
Harbaugh said two deep and special teams on the TV show today - which is where many of the 10 will be. Not sure why this is getting negged...
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Tuna||
Tuna makes my urine smell like Tuna
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Fithian and Karsch||
Fithian and Karsch are probably too much money but I like both. As long as they don't bring back the dumbest of all WTKA alumni - Jeff Defran.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||He is not bright||
Listening to him lowers your IQ. Driving up north I've tried to listen to him but want to drive off the road into a tree.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Yes, want MSU winless||
Yes, want MSU winless
|16 weeks 3 days ago||NCAA version of Leisure Suit Larry||
NCAA version of Leisure Suit Larry in the land of the Lounge Lizards. Rather than trying to get laid Larry is a SEC Bagman trying to get recruits.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Ego = I MUST be a QB||
Ego = I MUST be a QB. If he would have been willing to consider a position switch to tight end or something else he might still be in the NFL. His unwillingess aka ego, prevented him from considering anything but QB.
|17 weeks 3 hours ago||Make sure RCMB flames him||
That should help solidify things.
|17 weeks 3 hours ago||Valenti blows||
How you can listen to that condescending sparty asshole is beyond me.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Need to move the Jumpman logo on the pants right to the crotch||
Need to move the Jumpman logo on the pants right to the crotch. Right on top of the cup or dick. Make it larger. That way when they pan the logo ad nauseam in the first few games maybe the ladies will be happy?
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Horsehead in the bed||
Horse head in the bed
Personally I'd hire a hacker to harass them. Maybe I've been watching too much Mr. Robot.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||I like||
I like this Old House when they are actually doing work and not looking at the kitchen designs of the wallpaper choice. Bob Viila had a show after TOH that I liked. I like any Holmes show. Hate the hell out of the yard crashers, kitchen crashers. I want to see how it's done.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||I once worked at||
I once worked at the Black Elks Lodge in A2. Nice folks. http://www.annarbor.com/entertainment/elks-lodge-social/
Sure as hell beat working at public housing in A2
|19 weeks 3 days ago||The house is on Spring Street||
The house is on Spring Street. Was a bad part of town when I was a kid, now pretty much gentrified.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||I need||
I need more skin on Flip of Flop and I'm not talking Tarek.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Can't read, can't write||
Can't read, can't write
Smoke green, snort white!
Also the admission test for MSU is to see if you can successfully fog glass.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Generic insult||
I could have been your Dad if I'd beaten that bulldog across the street.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Three||
Regret not learning to ice skate as a child
Regret not sleeping with more women when I was young - I tried but was ineffective - after being married 25+ years this really stings
Regret getting to be a fat bastard
|19 weeks 5 days ago||This one was owned||
This company was owned by a christian zealot. They wanted to save money by letting us go before the Christmas holidays and not having to pay holiday time. He later went on to start a christian law school. Of course this company gave birth to the Dave Brandon phenomena
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Some pictures||
Some pictures are best left in our memories. I do not want to see the 50ish women of my past and I sure as hell don't want them seeing me!
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Most of my regrets||
Most of my regrets are things I never tried, not things I did and failed.
I once hired a CPA to be a consultant. He spent the first few years out of high school as a musician. He finally decided that making a living mattered as he was tired of being a starving artist. It was cool to see our CPA consultant headed to a client engagement with a rollerbag and guitar case.
The order does not matter but I think it's important to pursue your love, even if on the side.
A cold turkey switch like you have done take some serious guts.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Yes||
Had a similar GF before I ment my wife. Good learning experience, no regrets, except maybe her kinky sexual desires, hmm let me rethink that.....
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Does her accent||
Does her accent still want you to shag baby?
|19 weeks 5 days ago||I disagree||
I disagree, changing jobs can improve your domestic life. I had a sales job with extreme pressure (much of it self applied). I'd come home and be physically sick. I know when the job is going well I'm happier and life is better.
I started a side business on eBay just for fun, did not really need the money but like the challenge. I'd see if you can find something that is better or try something on the side that is fun and fulfilling. hard to do with time pressure I know.
I also find making things with my hands helps with a sense of accomplishment when my job is mostly words and paper. So I do a lot of DIY projects furniture and such for a visible sense of accomplishment.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||I am an old fat bastard||
I am an old fat bastard and have worked for several companies. The advice I give is to choose the company based upon it's culture. Your job will change, your boss will change, but it the company and it's underlying culture is often a constant. Is this a great place to work? The last time I made a decision I choose culture over money/position and am thrilled 15 years later with that decision.
It's not the same decision my 20/30 year old self would have made.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||I did not know you could get pigeon-holed in engineering||
I did not know you could get pigeon-holed in engineering. I'm in software and many of my technical teammates come from all kinds of engineering backgrounds - mechanical, electrical, aerospace - I don't know crap about nuclear, but people with technical skills and aptitude usually can move to something different - but it may take a step back or sideways first.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Corporate accounting or non-profit||
Once you get to corporate/non profit accounting and out of the CPA/Consulting gig accounting your life will be enjoyable. My wife has a masters in finance and skipped the whole CPA thing and it seemed to be a much better path in terms of fun. Working with a CPA firm seems to me like being on the low rungs of a law firm - it will get better!
You might want to consider working for a non-profit or something else that might feed your altruistic side.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||A second||
I had to take Calc 112 to get into undergrad B-school in the 80's. Remember walking out of the midterm knowing I had failed horribly. Went to get my test results and the Prof says he can't find my test. Since it somehow got lost he let me retake a different but similar test. Since I basically knew what was going to be on the test I was well prepared and aced the test.
Passed the class and got into what became Ross. Someone was looking out for me because if I fail that test I doubt I get into B-school and it sets off a whole bunch of domino's.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Getting fired/laid off||
Got wacked from my a few days before Christmas as an middle manager for a large name company. Had a two month old at home. Spent a six months looking for that right job, got it then was fired 3 months later - long story.
Anyway out of desperation jumped back into sales - I had been in management and consulting for 6 years - and then tripled my income in the first year. Got recognition trips to Africa, Bali, Hawaii and elsewhere.
Don't love sales/sales management as a career but it's something I am good at. My wife was able to spend time with the kids and I have a pretty secure financial situation after nearly 20 years in high tech sales.
It's funny everytime I have been laid off or fired it seems like the worst thing ever at that moment in time - but each time it has led to something better.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Yes!||
|19 weeks 5 days ago||'55 TBird with 6 volt||
'55 TBird with 6 volt. Positive ground for some unknow reason. Would barely start until I converted it to 12 volt.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||My favorite||
My favorite add on was hood ornaments. Big assed bulldogs and such. Nothing that ever lit up or made noise though.
All praise to JC Whitney
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Small job||
I had a Lotus Eclat, quirky looking, with a vacuum headlight system. So when all is well your headlights are held in place by vacuum from the engine. When you pull the headlight switch it opens the vacuum and the lights pop up and turn on. The lights are designed to fail in the up position so they are spring loaded. I bought the car with the system not working. The lights would stay down when the car was running but when you stopped they popped up. Also if you really got on the gas you could get the headlights to start to rise - just like old cars with vacuum driver wipers - get on the gas and your wipers stop.
Anyway I did not have a vacuum tester so I started replacing parts. One headlight retractor (a canister with a rubber diaphragm inside) was rusted and leaking - after a new one arrived from the UK I thought it was fixed, but after 15 minutes parked the car would slowly blink, one headlight then the other would rise out of the hood. Could not find the leak going through each segment of hose looking for leaks until I bought a cheap vacuum tester and found the switch had a slight leak. New switch from the UK and finally fixed. Much frustration for a small problem.
Not the prettiest Lotus to start with but really stupid looking with the lights up.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Not close but||
When I was about that age, long before cell phones - early 70's - I took a baby blue house phone and mounted it to my dash - rotary no less - and hooked it to a tape player in the glove box. Pick that handset up and you would get dial tone. This was when all you could get was a super expensive radio phone. Confused a few people as how I could have a phone in my crappy truck.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||My brother||
My brother once duct taped beneath the rust holes and rolled on a new coat of Rust-Oleum paint, yes, with a roller. Really old truck. It passed the eye test from about 20 yards. Worst is this that the not the first Rust-Oleum paid job I've seen. A buddy did another brush on job that was not too bad on a late 60's TBird. Ahh, the 1970's and the age of rust...
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Not sure if /s||
Not sure if /s. My wife's 2014 CRV just had a new trans at 12k miles.
|20 weeks 22 hours ago||I thought his wife was his daughter||
I thought his wife was his daughter, she looked to be in her 60's or 70's. My mother in law is in her early 80's and looks 20 years older.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||The most Spartan thing ever||
The most Spartan thing ever, that's Mike Valenti, right? /s
|20 weeks 3 days ago||If not how about Mini-me?||
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Yes||
I've been their briefly. It seemed like an older ex-industial town without much going for it. But it was a short visit. Not too fare from Pittsburgh and driveable to Ann Arbor.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||I am currently living on the shores of Lake Michigan||
I am currently living on the shores of Lake Michigan south of Frankfort and have owned this place for 20 years. I also lived in Ann Arbor for 20 years and in the Milford area for a long time. Summer is great on the lake as I have a work from home job. I could live here 6-9 months a year easy. But for a year round location I would choose A2 because of the variety of stuff to do. Outside TC and maybe Petoskey not much happens Up North in the winter.
But the Ann Arbor property taxes are the killer besides the cost of housing.
Hoping to retire with my place in the north and Ann Arbor if I can swing the cost.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Stump jumper!||
No one lives in the UP because there are no jobs and it is cold as hell. Beautiful place though.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||When I was voting there||
When I was voting there is was potholes vs the homeless. When the roads get bad enough they change mayors and fix the roads. Once the roads are better they then change mayors and put money towards social programs.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Maybe South Lyon||
I'd second Dexter, Saline, Chelsea. Maybe South Lyon as it is a short drive to Ann Arbor. Manchester?
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Beating Ann Arbor traffic||
Beating Ann Arbor traffic is often based upon your knowledge of side streets. I was raised in A2 and my father had a business that delivered to residents. I filled in from time to time as a driver and got to know the city pretty well, but my Dad who had lived there 70 years knew every street.
I am in and out of Ann Arbor on football Saturday quickly. The key? Do not use Main, Stadium or the expressways. Now with 23 construction even the side streets will be jammed.
I communted to downdown Ann Arbor - near City Hall for a couple of years and also the Domino's complex north of town. Heck of alot easier getting in and out of Ann Arbor than Birmingham, Southfield or Troy - where every surface street is backed up.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||I too like Traverse City||
I too love Traverse City, but traffic/crowds in the summer can get to be a problem. Traverse City may have peaked 20 years ago.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Screw ups like that will haunt you forever||
Screw ups like that will haunt you forever. I am still hearing about minor misdeeds from 30 years ago.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||My son peed down the register also||
My son peed down the register also, he was such a deep sleeper he would get up tp pee and most of the time make it to the bathroom, but sometimes he would fall asleep partway back into his bed with is PJ's around his ankles.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||My nephew||
My nephew would dance around naked singing "i've got my penis out! I've got my penis out!" With my bitchy sister in law admonishing us not to laugh. Thankfully she is an ex sister in law.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||My son was an early riser from 3 or so on||
My son was an early riser from 3 or so on - he would get up at 6:30 or 7 every day. At first you could sleep on the couch as he watched Barney which was slightly painful. In a couple of years he was climbing into be with us watching Sportscenter before elementary school, my wife became much more fluent on the sports stories of the day.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Other creative fish names||
Other creative fish names - shiny, blub blub and swimy
|20 weeks 5 days ago||My now 20+ old kids||
My now 20+ old kids now sleep in till noon or later. Kind of puts the kibosh on early morning - like 9am - home improvement projects, My daughter is only home on occasion but my son is starting grad school in A2 in the fall and will live at home unless he gets GSA job.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||My wife||
My wife used to catcall my young son "woo woo!" when he would have his shirt off. So he sees a bunch of construction workers with their shirts off and yells "woo woo!". My wife was quite embarrassed.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||AMC AMX||
Not much of a car company but they did have this winner.
Another would be the Corvette from the Route 66 TV show. Not the exact car but a nice picture of one!
|21 weeks 6 days ago||I has a '55 for a few years||
I has a '55 for a few years, I think those TBirds are among the nicest looking cars made. I am also partial to the 1960's Corvettes.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||Yes!||
Crap, boss asked again today when the war of 1812 took place.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||They will accept you if you can||
|22 weeks 4 days ago||Do you need algebra in Packaging Science?||
Do you need algebra in Packaging Science? Or just learn how to fold a box?
|22 weeks 4 days ago||No kidding||
I support math in middle school and high school even though I sucked at it. But I think personal finance in high school should be required - especially before taking on $250k in debt to get your polka history degree. It's okay if that is what you want I would just like students to be informed as to what taking on $100, $200 or $500k will do to their future prospects - depending upon degree earning power of course.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||Add logic as well||
Logic is a missing piece as well. Two things occur at the same time so one caused the other, right? If I hear another talking head make another boneheaded comment with a complete absence of logic, I'll ..... sit down and eat another twinkie.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||Dude?||
What career do you have where you never use algebra?
You have to use it in most business and technical careers - not being a dick but other than a medical, law, teaching or writing related job - what jobs never use algebra?
|22 weeks 4 days ago||Underneath||
Underneath did they spraypaint Staee?
|22 weeks 4 days ago||Grammer!||
|22 weeks 4 days ago||The only math I use on a regular basis is algebra||
Crap, most spreadsheets use algebra
. I use a bit geometry for DIY projects and wish I remembered more.
Now worthless math for me was calculus. Never used it after college. It was a requirement for a BBA in my day.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||He will buy a cottage in NW Michigan||
He will buy a cottage in NW Michigan. TC, Charlevoix, Leland? If you read John U Bacon's book you know he has friends in that area. With that many kids he needs an up north compound.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||About a mile||
About a mile from my cottage in Pierport, but need to save my money to pay non-homestead property taxes!
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Agreed||
|22 weeks 5 days ago||I'm guessing||
I'm guessing you never drove the Pontiac GTO's of the 60's or 70's or a 455 ci Firebird Trans Am Super Duty. I had a '74 Firebird 400 and that car would melt the tires from a standing stop. Handled ok and gas mileage was horrible but fun car to drive.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Would you sacrifice safety for dollars?||
I am older than you without a nickel of debt. Paid for two kids through college and live modestly but wanted my kids driving something safe and reliable. See how you feel when they are behind the wheel. My wife and I both drove crap cars. I think it is good to have kids buy their own cars as long as it is a safe car.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||100 in my parents Toronado with a 455 ci engine||
Probably with drum brakes. I am okay with kids driving shit cans as long as they are safe
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Someone once said||
Someone once said, if you are quiet and turn out the lights you can hear the Porsche rusting in your garage.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||And||
The same part on a MB or Porsche will be 3-5x the cost of that part for a VW. Part of it is volume, and part of it is because they can,
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Hey! I loved my 914!||
Hey! I loved my 914! Yes is was the VW of Porsches but it was also the best handling car I have ever owned. The 916 would have been better. btw girls did not know is was VW under the Porsche badge and I needed all the help I could get.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||I would assume they have to take off||
I would assume they have to take off all of the cool flashing lights before sale?
|22 weeks 6 days ago||Are you married? Have you run this by your wife?||
Are you married? Have you run this by your wife? I too bought my own first piece of crap car and it was a good learning lesson. But I did a whole bunch of stuff as a kid, much of it dangerous, that I would prefer my kids not do. I opted for relative safety over the lessons learned driving stuff - like how you can push start a manual car.
My wife also had a pretty srong opinion on safe cars.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||Yes||
Yes, not only fat but also old. My first vehicle was a '66 Chevy pickup, a death trap by today's standards. But I have seen a lot of newer crap on the roads that I would not let my kids drive.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||Uh, maybe||
I know as a parent I did not want my kids driving the crap I did. I wanted ABS, airbags and something that would not rollover. If you are cool with your kids driving a crappy '72 Pinto then something is wrong with you, or you live in a town where the max speed limit is 25. btw your wife will undoubtly want something extremely safe for her babies.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||Ok, another vote for Pontiac||
I got my kids a used 2008 Pontiac G6 in 2011 for $8900. Looks better than the Gran Prix and is comfortable and gets good gas mileage. Driven it for 40k miles with limited issues and it gets good safety grades. ABS, airbags galore. Relatively sporty for a kids car with good safety ratings.
Here is a 2005 one 44k miles for $4k.
Or here is a 2009 with 65k miles for $5k
If safety is not a huge issue - Mini's are pretty safe. Would be cool for a teenager (I sold mine to one). The base model is not that fast and gets pretty good mileage. Not big enough for your kids to use to fool around.
How about a used 2004 Mini for $5k with 32k miles?
Or even better
Used 2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Mileage: 88,869
Ok this would make your son or daughter popular. It's a MB so pretty safe. Probably crappy in the snow, but think of the popularity - probably second to the Porsche mentioned at the top.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||Ed Martin paid players at multiple B1G schools||
What is so painful is that Ed Martin gave/loaned money to players from Detroit. He paid players that went to several Big Ten schools - I believe Iowa, Minn and maybe Ill. But because he was considered a booster at Michigan - that was the issue. Also Michigan choose to admit guilt and to not defend themselves. He was not "go to Michigan and I will pay you" he loaned/gave money to many Detroit/Michigan area players. He also paid players that went outside of the B1G including Syracuse. But none of these schools admitted any wrong doing so no penalties.
Was Michigan culpable, absolutely. Did they deserve some punishment, sure. Was Ed Martin directing players to Michigan, no. Did other schools deserve punishment from the Ed Martin scandal, yes.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||Another||
|23 weeks 3 days ago||Bob Ufer||
Bob Ufer had a maize and blue Buick in the 70's, no color pics.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||And||
He just re-upped their embattled softball coach as well
|23 weeks 6 days ago||Similar||
Similar, I kept a coat hanger stashed under my hood to unlock when that happened.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||Not a ton of power with a ton of airbags and anti-lock brakes||
Not a ton of power with a ton of airbags and anti-lock brakes. We got a Pontiac G6
|23 weeks 6 days ago||Opposite issue||
Had a air cooled '72 Porsche 914 which got it's heat from heat exchangers around the exhaust like old VW Beetles. Bought the car not knowing it was missing the heat exchangers. Drove one A2 winter with no heat, really unpleasant.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||Lotus Eclat||
Had a date and took my Lotus Eclat for some kind of cruise, not Woodward but something else. Alternator took a dump during the drive on the east side of metro Detroit. I know you are surprised an English car had an electrical problem. Limped it as far as I could on battery power before there was not enough power to spark the plugs and power the lights.
Took an embarrassed cab ride home to Farmington Hills. Not sure I saw that girl again.
This is not mine but the body and color is the same.
Riding with my brother when he had a universal joint fail. Some twine later he was able to limp it home. I also was with him when he ran out of gas and used rubbing alcohol to get it home.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||You forgot||
You forgot the 10 feet of snow Buffalo gets in the winter. Heck you make the folks in Marquette jealous.
|24 weeks 43 min ago||My vote||
1 - Satellite Camps
Not at all likely. Tied for last
7 - Ole Miss
7 - Tennessee
7 - UNC
7 - Louisville
|24 weeks 3 days ago||I understand basketball but||
I understand basketball but why anyone with "over a 4.0 and has SAT scores that would get him into Ivy League schools." would choose such an mediocre academic program like State is puzzling.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||Looks like||
He looks like a black Kingpin!
|25 weeks 2 days ago||Zion and Sleeping Bear||
Zion and Sleeping Bear
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Try decals?||
Depending upon the current helmet color you can buy decals/stickers for the wing portion on-line.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||But when he laughs||
But when he laughs it sounds like he is coughing up a lung.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||I do the same with||
Mark Dantonio when he gives that "I'm passing a gallstone" look. And pretty much all other facial expressions as well.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Howeva.....||
|29 weeks 4 days ago||Good luck||
Online is much easier to stomach than going to or living in EL. I personally would not go there unless there were no other equal or better choices - but for your profession it sounds like your best choice. Good luck.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||Great idea - expand to 20||
Great idea - expand to 20 teams with the original Big 10 teams in one division and whatever else in the what we will call the leftover division. Strictly limit any cross division games to one per year and play everyone in your division once.
It's a great way to marginalize Rutgers and the others. Yes I feel a bit bad about PSU and Nebraska.
|30 weeks 33 min ago||Yes||
Yes, if "by making certain he can't get a job" means - "he may have to try hard to get a job without his father's influence". It may mean he has to work his ass off, maybe for free as an intern to prove he isn't a jackass. That kind of effort is reasonable.
America provides lots of second chances but you have to work for them. He is not a convicted felon and has no handicaps besides being an asshole. He could work his way through it, with "work" being a key word.
Most of us have made mistakes, some more public than others. So he justs needs to shut the fuck up and go to work.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||Any Ernest movie would qualify.||
Any Ernest movie would qualify.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||I've seen it||
I've seen it, it is bad but Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny is even worse.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||I read||
I read the Harry Potter series to my kids when they were little and it was fun. Reading Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit out loud - not so much. Movies were okay.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||Mad Magazine||
|30 weeks 3 days ago||I thought||
I thought Community High was the essence of "smoke green, snort white", would have figured you to be a State fan.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||The best thing they could say was "All midget cast"?||
The best thing they could say was "All midget cast"?
|30 weeks 3 days ago||I see a Rifftrax connection here||
I see a MST/Rifftrax connection here. Manos, Troll 2, etc. Most of the MST/Rifftrax movies are horrible before the MST/Rifftrax treatment.
The RIFFtrax Hormel plant tour short is one you should not miss.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||Troll 2 and Catwoman||
Troll 2, but the MST/RiffTrax version was pretty good. Catwoman with Halle Berry was horrible other than the Halle Berry ogle factor.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||Wow that was bad||
Wow that was bad, especially after the first one.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||One you starred in "Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny"||
Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0138074/
|30 weeks 3 days ago||One man's opinion||
One man's opinion. Both my parents are long dead and my father-in-law died last year. One was sudden and others were hospice - so plenty of time to prepare. All I can suggest is to try to focus on the good times and good memories. Sadness begets more sadness. If when you are feeling down you can bring up a particularily fun, fond and positive memory use that to chase the grief, try to focus on the fun and positive. It works for me.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Great idea||
Great idea, swing by Australia looking for kickers and other football types. Why limit Harbaugh to North America?
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Here in Michigan||
Here in Michigan we use composting toilets!
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Left handed to boot!||
Left handed to boot!
|30 weeks 5 days ago||Jarts?||
|30 weeks 6 days ago||Seriously?||
Seriously? Bowling takes precedence? Are you 50+ and named Stosh?
|30 weeks 6 days ago||Not with Mike Valenti||
Not with Mike Valenti and the rest of the EL Mafia and National Press blowing Izzo at every turn.
|31 weeks 3 days ago||Made a donation, got to help fellow Alumni||
Made a donation, got to help fellow Alumni!
|34 weeks 3 days ago||History of WWII||
History of WWII. Interesting and we spent one night a week watching WWII movies. That was a long time ago and I doubt it is still taught.
I also took a class on Murder Literature and read In Cold Blood, an Agatha Christie novel, Helter Skelter, Crime and Punishment, etc. Pretty much reading stuff I would have read anyway. Not easy but fun as hell.
On the opposite end? Accounting classes will bore you and be relatively hard.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||I took it in the 1970's||
I took it in the 1970's and it was okay but we had to be outside on the roof of Angel Hall in the winter freezing while plotting star movements. I'd still take that over chemisty or physics.
|34 weeks 4 days ago||Delano Hill = Granville Waiters||
For you younger folks. Granville Waiters when he was at OSU was an original old guy in college.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||At the time it was said it was grades/scores||
At the time it was said it was grades/scores as the reason he did not go to Stanford.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||McGary was Michigan's most athletic big since Webber||
McGary was Michigan's most athletic big since Webber, it's too bad we got to see so little before he was shoved out by the NCAA.
|35 weeks 1 day ago||Did you mean||
Did you mean the dead in you? Becasue I am also a father and while I don't oogle High School girls a glance now and then proves I am still breathing. I wonder how you go the bathroom with an ass that tight.
|35 weeks 3 days ago||I heard he plans to change the name to the Foreskins, any truth?||
I heard he plans to change the name to the Foreskins, any truth?
|35 weeks 3 days ago||When my kids were little||
When my kids were little they would call and pose as customers trying to buy something. The fake adult voices and giggles always gave them away.
|35 weeks 3 days ago||Absolutely believable||
Absolutely believable, until you get to the Brandon quotes - which are excellent by the way. And I'm sure he would consider that job a step down, maybe he would take the President of the Redskins job. Very well done!
|35 weeks 3 days ago||Second hand story||
A group of sales people worked in a several story building. While one guy is in the bathroom they take his car keys and move his car in the parking lot. They then have someone call him posing as the assistant to a key executive he has been dying to meet saying that the executive is free to meet him in 30 minutes.
The sales person grabs his keys and heads down to the parking lot. Everyone lines the windows of the office watching him frantically try to find his car in the parking lot. After a few minutes he rushes back up to the office to borrow someones car when he gets welcomed by the whole office.
The second is a small one. We would take the cord from a corded phone handset and put a bit of clear tape on the end to prevent the headset from working. Then we would call the phone often from the next cubical and would hear "hello, hello?". Then the phone would slam down. Repeat often.
|35 weeks 3 days ago||Any more than losing to Temple?||
Any more than losing to Temple? Isn't Pitt > Temple. Who is next, Penn?
|35 weeks 3 days ago||Cousin of||
Cousin of Chuck U Farlie
|35 weeks 3 days ago||Coaches or Players?||
Coaches or Players? Obviously he means coaches.
Doesn't this seem like something you might put in a email with little thought, hit send and then say to yourself - "oh shit" and try to recall the email?
I can't believe this was sent out after giving it any thought.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||Agreed||
If we could only poach Jeff Boals who I think is the guy that is their defensive guru.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||I'm not sure||
I'm not sure in this day an age who would want to play for a coach like Izzo screaming in your face all of the time. He is a good coach and his players obviously don't leave in droves, but if you had a choice - why play for a screaming control freak?. Great coach but I don't get it.
I know Belien is not loved by many around here but I much prefer his style if not always his results.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||I feel fine||
I've been using CPAP to treat sleep apnea for nearly 20 years and have no problems, health or otherwise,feel much better than when untreated.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||Want sequential lighted turn signals like the Cougar!||
Only I want them that work
Same with dissapearing headlights like the Camaro, Charger, etc
|35 weeks 6 days ago||I'd take||
I'd take any of the Corvettes up until the bloated Mako Shark look in 1969? They are okay now but I liked the older cars better.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||Holy crap!||
I had a 4wd Eagle wagon - it looked pretty good but quality was crap. It was a fun car - I guess the modern version might be a Subaru Crosstrek?
I thought I was the only one who liked 928's (referred to as the Doctor's wife car).
|35 weeks 6 days ago||Yes||
It was a small Jeep 4x4 Pickup with the 4.0, and for a cheap little pickup it was pretty fast. It came with the word "Eliminator". I had to peel those stickers off first thing.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||Hyundai Santa Cruz||
I'd dump my Silverado in a heartbeat for one of these
|35 weeks 6 days ago||I had a late 80's Comanche||
I had a late 80's Comanche it was a cool small truck. I'd like to see what they make very old Jeep looking and not like any of the new stuff.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||That was a neat car||
That was a neat car. I drove one but did not buy it as I oped for an Audi GT at the time. They recently fixed one on Wheeler Dealers. btw I think Wheeler Dealers is the best car show on TV.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||Jeep Pickup||
I think this is on the way. I have a Silverado and it's too big and the Colorado's are kind of ugly and big $'s.
Second Porsche 914 - afforable 2 seat Porsche
Triumph TR6 that is actually reliable
|35 weeks 6 days ago||I once played softball against a team||
I once played softball against a team called "The Players" who had the tag line "For he who is". I wanted to ask: for he who is, what? Kind of like Once he...
I believe there may have been a mens magazine by the name of The Player, maybe that was their tag line.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||Have 3 actually||
Have 3 actually, nice try at psychoanalysis. I get the support and cheering, just not the gear.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||I agree with your post.||
I'm not upset or mad, I thought irked was the propoer term but must revist the dictionary I guess.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||Wow, intelligent response||
Wow, intelligent response. I said I loved Jim, that he should support his brother-in-law but that wearing the great irked me. Did I say I was mad, or upset, no.
You might want to reread the post jackass. Also you would be fine if he was wearing OSU or MSU gear?
|36 weeks 2 days ago||And that is a problem because?||
And that is a problem because? Some of us are immature.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||Depends upon the IB program||
Depends upon the IB program. Not all are the same, IA West in suburban Detroit give little lift and will depress grade points. Can't speak for others. I do know they greatly oversold the upside and left out the negatives - significant more work, lower grades, difficulty with sports schedules.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||Our IB experience||
My son attended IA West in Michigan a few years ago. He has since graduated from Michigan and has been accepted to grad school at U of M. His IB school actually hurt his him as he did not get initially accepted to Michigan. IB is a challenging program and will depress your grade point. Unless it is a highly regarded established IB school the grade deflation will hurt your daughter's chances at many universities. I think my son had an ACT of 32 and a GPA slightly under a 3.7 and did not get into LS&A initially.
I believe without his IA grades he would have been accepted right out of High School. IA West made many promises but in following my friends children I don't think IA West will aid your daughter if she wants to get into Michigan. I have heard exactly the opposite about the original IA in West Bloomfield.
I did not recommend IA West to my daughter and would not recommend IA West due to the face grade deflation and programs rigor was not adequately recognized many universities including Michigan. Things may have changed since this was in the early phase of the school. Most of the people accepted into Michigan from my Son's school were from the non IB campus. He did get into Case Western and Illinois so you mileage may vary.
My son also played football and basketball and both were a pain since the IB schedule was different.
|36 weeks 6 days ago||Wasn't State's Hockey plan to get older more experienced players||
I thought I read State's plan was to get better by getting older more experienced players. If that is the case then I am all for this rule.
|36 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed!||
I'd rather have an offensive foul or missed dunk rather than soft layups that get sent back in their face.
|37 weeks 1 day ago||Nope||
Since when do you lose a year of elgibility when transfering? That is not true and has nothing to do with redshirting. A transfer sits out one year and preserves their remaining eligibility.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||My wish - nail Donnal to the bench until||
My wish - nail Donnal to the bench until he develops some fire. He has some talent but plays with no passion. He gets his weak layups blocked as opposed to Wagner getting a questionable offensive foul going hard to the basket. Even sweaty Doyle with his lack of ups goes hard to the rim (and misses some dunks).
If Donnel had no skill it would be one thing but he has a complete lack if fire. I don't know if he is too nice, is simply a finesse player, has no desire for contact, or ?? but I think we win if he plays fewer minutes last night.
I'm frustrated by Irvin but never question his effort or passion. Not sure why Wagner did not get more time this year, especially yesterday even with the foul trouble.