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|4 days 22 hours ago||Isn't it Norf Karolina?||
Isn't it Norf Karolina?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Agreed. Dated an MSU girl who||
Agreed. Dated an MSU girl who was not a huge fan so was fine to be with. My wife is from U of M Dearborn. Would not touch a Buckeye with a 6 inch pole.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Wow, you have seen unicorns!||
Wow, you have seen unicorns!
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Age? OldOccupation?||
Location? Metro Detroit
Alum? Ross '80
Most MICHIGAN thing you've ever done? (funny, memorable, etc.) - Lived on the same street as Canham (took in his mail when they were on vacation), a block from Ufer and about a mile from Schembechler. Went to school with Bo's stepsons. Biggest in person Michigan sports memory #3 Michigan beating #19 (and future NCAA champ) Marquette 69-68 on March 6, 1978. Michigan's star player Ricky Green was limping around and ineffective but Michigan still won.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Doggy day care||
Try doggy day care if you have a good one and can afford it. We took our puppy to doggy day care frequently. She loved it, came home, ate and then passed out. Maybe a couple of days a week?
We did the puppy route but my wife and kids were home to take care of her. Still going at 15 years old - Welsh Springer. Other than happing a puppy is fun I think an adult adoption is a great choice.
That and look for your next job at a place that that offers work at home or allows dogs at work part time. I have a work at home job now and it makes caring for an old dog easier.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Demolition Derby||
Demolition Derby, is that racing?
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Did not used to be, but I||
Did not used to be, but I agree now, The MSU hubris is unsettling. Used that word so any RCMB trolls will have to run to the dictionary.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Most frustrating game ever||
Most frustrating game ever, that bothers me to this day maybe more than any other.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||As long as she looks as good||
As long as she looks as good as your avatar I am in
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I hear Ohio has superior||
I hear Ohio has superior glory holes at their rest stops as well.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Yes I do. My expectations are||
Yes I do. My expectations are higher than yours.
Class of '80
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I too liked RR's offense, but||
I too liked RR's offense, but I would not take him over JH. But at times that offense was great to watch. Growing up on Bo it was great to see some wide open offense (like when Lloyd would get down by 3 scores and open the playbook).
I also thought RR>BH and figured RR would get to a BCS bowl before BH but missed onn that one.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Not according to this||
It seems like better helmet technology does help, but what technology and by how much is the question.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I can't believe there is not||
I can't believe there is not a better helmet design by now. Using 40 year old tecnology seems odd. Could you use a soft outerlayer wuth a semi ridgid liner to cushion the blow? Being hit by something other than a bulletproof hard plastic shell should be examined.
I played for Tappan Junior High in the 1970's and we still had some leather helmets and getting hit by someone wearing a leather helmet was less painful than plastic. They provided more cushion in my opinion. Isn't there a high tech way to significantly improve the helmet and make it less of a weapon?
|6 weeks 3 days ago||So the community college or||
So the community college or commuter college (aka U of M Dearborn for example) and good frugal alternatives, but there is something to be said for the college experience. I think many of my generation (kids in college now) tend to do too much for their kids and the experience of fending for yourself is a good life lesson. Handling money, paying rent, washing clothes, finding an apartment and figuring our how to feed yourself - among many others - are good things our kids learned.
I see the college as training wheels for life where mistakes seem to cost less.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Slightly different||
Slightly different perspective. My father covered my college in the 1980's and he said it would be an in state public school unless I wanted to study something not avaialble at those schools. I'm not sure an 18 year old is in the best position on how to spend $200k+. If you can afford it that is great but I would rather have that money in my account towards retirement. I ended up offering the same deal to my kids, I would fund an in state education and they would have to cover the difference if they wanted to go to a private school or out of state. btw some out of state schools and private schools cost less than Michigan in state does.
I like the idea of avoiding student loans and the idea of a frugal education, as long as it meets the needs of the student. My wife lived at home and communted to U of M Dearborn. I do however belive there is some value to going away and living in a dorm.
My brother dropped $200k+ on a daughter to go to Harvard to study anthropology, I certainly would not have done that but it depends upon your avaialble funds.
I think your retirement needs to be funded before your kids education. If you can do both great but it should not be one or the other.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Still pissed that they are showing American Sniper?||
Still pissed that they are showing American Sniper? Thanks for injecting politics into the conversation.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Universal life is the worst.||
Universal life is the worst. I used a 529 because I was not eligible for an IRA based upon income. I guess that means I'm rich. Does that mean I can get rid of my 10 year old Chevy truck with 100k plus miles and get a new BMW? You can shift money between 529's if you have more than one child.
I have one child graduating from Michigan in May and another that is a sophmore. I leaned on the 529 when both were in school at the same time and cash flowed some of the expenses when I could.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I lived across the hall from||
I lived across the hall from Mike. He and his roomate once had a heated argument on what they would do if a gorilla walked into their room. His roommate figured he could take a 800lb gorilla in a fight, Mike was saying the would take him apart. Good times.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||You should get a medal for||
You should get a medal for even knowing who Tony Leone is, I am not sure he ever played.His brother was on the team as well. Both came from a family in Flint that had some money and were friends with Rick Leach. Your old memory is much better than mine.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Hmm, no OSU?||
Hmm, no OSU? They always seem to be a top 25 team. If their star freshman comes back aren't they a top 25 team?
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Dantonio needs a Paddy Wagon to get players to and from jail||
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I'm guessing this is a free dealer loaner||
I'm guessing this is a free dealer loaner. Schembechler used to get one.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Did not buy, dealers provide||
Did not buy, dealers provide free loaners to coaches as far back as Schembechler. Not exactly a free car but use of a car for free.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||In general I like Hondas||
In general I like Hondas overall value, but their styling sucks. I own a CRV and it is okay but the Rigeline pickup ranks right up there with the Aztek and Pacer.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Different stickers for games||
Different stickers for games against different teams:
A flaming couch sticker for a good play against MSU
A poop in a cooler sticker for OSU
Red faced Brian Kelly sticker for ND
Baby Seal stickers for baby seal games
I guess I better not make a suggestion for Penn State...
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Access to broadband||
I feel your pain. I have a cottage in the hinterlands and for 15+ years and only recently got access to broadband. I have had Dish for TV (essentially added on to my main home account for free). However I can't use Dish for internet becasue the delay messes up with the VPN I need to get into my work network.
I'm currently using Verizon 4G for internet but since I'm not at the cottage very much the 4G is is affordable. If you need cellular booster antenna check out Wilson yagi antennas. I have some other wireless alternatives now but the upfront cost is very high.
I messed aroung with a wifi antenna and was able to pick up intermittant signals several miles away but am in a poor location for line of sight. If you have good line of sight to a public wifi you might want to give that a try.
Here is what I used - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004K2I70E/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
|9 weeks 2 hours ago||In the past it's always been||
In the past it's always been free general admission but I have not gone the last two years.
|9 weeks 2 hours ago||You might want to see if you||
You might want to see if you have a friend or relative willing to let you Sling their Dish or Comcast service for sports. I switched from Comcast for TV to Dish and like the Sling capability with Dish.
You can get BTN2GO for streaming if you have a Comcast or Dish service you can "borrow". I don't know about the quality of these alternatives as I am usaully watching on my phone with crappy internet access in an airport or hotel.
|9 weeks 2 hours ago||Thanks||
Must be based upon priority points? I have 120 points and did not get that email. Good idea by the AD to reward people, especially with something that does not cost much but has good value. Makes those who get the offer feel appreciated, unlike tunder DB.