frank beamer #1
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|11 weeks 4 days ago||Ironman Hawaii||
In 2009, I got lucky and received one of the lottery slots to do the Ironman World Championship race in Kona. I felt like a VW bus surrounded by Ferraris and Lamborghinis.
|31 weeks 2 days ago||I was going to say Pat||
I was going to say Pat Fitzgerald, but apparently he went straight from playing at Northwestern to coaching. Anybody know why he didn't pursue an NFL playing career?
|32 weeks 3 days ago||Great schools don't get great||
Great schools don't get great faculty by just waving their hands and saying "come teach and research here!" They identify good people and pursue them with salaries, resources, etc. commensurate with their abilities. Should be the same for coaches, too.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||IIRC||
It's based on his username at other sites, perhaps pre-dating mgoblog.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||Ooh, forgot about the Brady incident.||
Still, the gif captures my likely reaction if Harbaugh comes home.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||It's Miguel Herrera!||
|34 weeks 6 days ago||Yes||
But only if your avatar is your high school yearbook photo.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||http://www.robertfeder.com/20|
|41 weeks 6 days ago||Yes - f*** that wind||
I did Kona several years ago (I got in on the lottery), and the wind on the return just about broke me. 20-25 mph headwinds after 85 miles in the saddle sucked. Big time.
|42 weeks 2 hours ago||At least you're not making||
At least you're not making sweeping generalizations based on limited data.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||It should be||
For exactly this situation.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Borda method||
The Borda method of voting (used by this and pretty much all college sports polls) can have all sorts of counter-intuitive results where, for example, none of the voters ranked Michigan and Ferris State any differently relative to each other after last weekend, but changes in how other teams are ranked can flip them in the overall ranking.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||One of my son's high school||
One of my son's high school classmates died last weekend (only 15) from cancer.
Best wishes to you and your wife, and keep fighting.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Jock-a-matics||
is what we called them when I was an RA at South Quad in the early 90s. Two athletes moved into my hall at the semester break, and I was told that part of the reason was to get away from some of the jock-a-matics. The first day the new telephone directories (hooray 90s!) were published for the semester, I counted no fewer than 8 young women on my hall with the directory in hand, checking where the guys lived.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Uh oh||
Cal Tech better duck and cover.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||^^This||
I've been a grad student and/or employee at Notre Dame for the last 10+ years, and this is definitely true for the people around campus. You'll see far more Muck Fichigan shirts than shirts for any other rival (with BC - Backup College running a distant second).
|2 years 9 weeks ago||I wouldn't describe lawsuits||
I wouldn't describe lawsuits that went to trial "unsubstantiated."
The question isn't whether she pissed somebody off - anybody who gets to where she is has almost certainly pissed several sombodies off. The question is whether Rutgers has the first clue of how to do an A.D. search properly, especially given the circumstances under which the search was necessary.
Either they didn't know about these issues, or thought they wouldn't be a potential problem that needed to be anticipated. Both of these possibilities reflect an absurd degree of irresponsibility on the part of those who made this hiring decision and have handled the ensuing controversy.
As for Hermann, Rutgers can have her - maybe she'll do a good job, maybe she won't. My concern lies well above the A.D. position. If I'm the B1G (and as an alum of a B1G school), I'm wondering just who the hell I've gotten into bed with.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Dammit||
From the Department of Redundancy Department.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Fencing and Men's volleyball||
My daughter is a fencer, so I've got a bit more interest than many, I'll admit.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Congrats!||
Like everybody else already said. congratulations. That's a hell of an achievement.
This is relatively minor, but I managed to pass my comps exams for my PhD program today. Maybe I had some good MGoMojo.
By the way, my background is education, and my PhD will be education-related. Can you tell me what your field and project are?
|2 years 14 weeks ago||College Football Playoff||
Maybe the name of the playoffs is intended to indicate that this is the Platonic ideal of the college footbal playoff. Hence the capital letters.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Because light sabers are far||
Because light sabers are far more elegant. If you think blasters are clumsy and random, force lightning is even worse.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Ugh||
I believe you are correct. A little bit of nostalgia think ing about CRISP, but, wow, did CRISP suck. Standing in a line that stretched halfway down the basement hall in Angell, waiting to get to sit down in a chair while the person on the computer punched in your classes and told you that these three courses are full, so please try again.
Missed the phone system by two years.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||David Harlock||
If I remember right, David Harlock wore the C as a sophomore in 1990-91. He was elected a co-captain with Don Stone.
Not trying to diminish Copp's accomplishment, just pimping the older guys who played when I was there.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||...No escape from reality.||
[Edit]: dammit, beaten
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Dammit||
|2 years 17 weeks ago||DOH!!!||
Reminds me of Milt Wilcox getting the first 26 out against the ChiSox when I was 11. Back then, without umpteen games on every night, getting a chance to watch a perfect game on TV was really rare. Still remember the hit, my brief disappointment, and Wilcox just sort of shrugging with a half-smile on his face, not unlike Darvish's.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||I'm sure I'm not the first to point this out...||
But to a parent of three, your handle is both hilarious and terrifying at the same time.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||I'm at work right now, so||
I'm at work right now, so mgoblog is okay.
When the books come out, mgoblog pretty much disappears. Plus, mgoblog never gets my blood pressure, rage, elation, etc. up the way live Michigan sports do. It's the exhaustion of the event that makes it bad for studying.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||.||
Said "holy s#!t" then turned off the television.
I'm less than two weeks from my PhD comps exams (five fields), and Michigan basketball is too emotionally involving and draining right now. That sequence from the missed free throw to Burke's shot is the only Michigan tourney basketball I've seen live this year.
I better pass these #*($! exams.