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|7 weeks 17 hours ago||Very interesting split screen||
Just out of curiosity, having watched the race live this past weekend and now having watched that video, does anyone think American Pharoah might have been held back a little? I keep having the sense that there was more speed left and the jockey was smart enough to know that you can't do any better than first place.
Now I have no idea if any extra pace by AP would have matched Secretariat's time, nor do I have any idea if Secretariat took the foot off the pedal either(entirely possible though maybe not as likely), but the viewing of everything leaves me with more questions.
Either way, incredible horses and incredible races.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||(No subject)||
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Guaranteed abysmal||
No kid is ever any better than that one time someone saw him and he wasn't fully developed. They stop developing at 13. It's just science, get with it. Why do you think coaches offer 7th and 8th graders now? You know exactly what you're going to get from them in 5-8 years. It's a lock.
Do I really even need this /s?...
|10 weeks 16 hours ago||I don't remember a time when||
I don't remember a time when I wasn't a Michigan fan. I suppose, like many others, I was born into it. I still have a hard time finding the point where my father stops and Bo begins. My aunt received a degree from Michigan. Both my mother and father would have happily attended were it not for circumstances getting in the way. And in retrospect, I don't know where else I would have gone to college. The moment that envelope arrived in the mail, there was no decision to be made. My cousin was a part of Steve Kornacki's "Block M" OL group but my fandom was established long before.
In short, I never knew there was an option.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||FTFY||
Edit: mildly NSFW
|11 weeks 6 days ago||425 Cross||
Lived there in 2003-2004. I was still in MoJo in 2000.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Spot on||
And to take it one step further, someone could just as easily "assure" their spot in the same method. Silly words and their root definitions.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Sweet mother of mercy||
You've got to warn someone before you just spring that on them. I was momentarily terrified of my monitor.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||Yup.||
It's as clear as Harbaugh picking the Raiders.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||I was totally on team Dhani||
It was awesome that you could watch this guy on tv laying someone out and a day or two later see him at a poetry jam on campus. Proximity bias speaking here but that dude was the pinnacle of student athlete, mostly because he was better than you at both.
But while we are recalling that year, I'd just like to pour one out for Daydrion Taylor who ended two careers in one instant:
|30 weeks 16 hours ago||Great show today||
Eisen even admited he was insufferable and it was glorious. Eisen is as true Blue as they come and you could tell he was having a hard time staying on point so he just turned all points to Harbaugh.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||We've advanced past monkeys riding dogs...|
|42 weeks 5 days ago||It is not the iOS version||
It is not the iOS version that is causing the problem. I have not yet updated to iOS 8.x but I am having the same issue.
|43 weeks 1 day ago||Sorry, poor selection of otters||
The only otters welcome here right now are Henri and these guys:
|43 weeks 1 day ago||And here I thought you drove||
And here I thought you drove a Jeep...
|43 weeks 1 day ago||Thank you||
This post as a thematic response to the OP was the first Michgan related item that has made me laugh since the ND game. I suppose I needed that.
|48 weeks 4 days ago||Purely speculating||
But I bet it is reasonably likely that the person handling the UM Alumni twitter account graduated in the Denard era. Perhaps they never even saw Henne play. I'd imagine it is an accidental slip up and not a shot at Henne. I am not excusing the mistake, but I think its probably innocuous.
When viewed in that light, approximately 93% of us on the blog can now return to lamenting how old we feel...
|48 weeks 6 days ago||And in 30 years||
They'll be showing the replay on the ACC Network's greatest games...
|48 weeks 6 days ago||Same||
I vividly remember sitting in the office and getting a call from my mom which is a rare enough event when I'm at work to indicate that something is wrong. I answered the call and she was choked up on the other end and simply said "He's gone." About that same instant, I started getting texts and emails coming out of the woodwork from people expressing shock, sadness, etc.
It took me a minute and a few hanging questions to find out that it was Bo passing and not my dad. Honestly, I'm not sure which one would have surprised me more.
Regardless, the moment hit pretty hard and I ended up taking the rest of the day off to sort of wander around aimlessly. I managed to stop the aimless wander and return to work in the following days but I'm not sure our football program ever has.
Actually, I'm not sure I've ever fully recovered from that weekend either.
|50 weeks 6 days ago||The "Wall of Sound" game...||
I've been fortunate enough to see a lot of games in that stadium and I don't think I've ever heard a noise like the crowd reaction after Brabbs hit the winner. Especially because that was pre-construction of the new boxes in the old quiet stadium days. I'm willing to bet Washtenaw County registered an earthquake that day if someone can find the seismograph print out.
|51 weeks 6 days ago||An excellent, OT, sub-thread||
Just to pile on with everyone else, both the Shaaras are fantastic writers. Jeff did an admirable job picking up where his father left off. He really came into his own with the two book set on the American Revolution (Rise to Rebellion and The Glorious Cause). If you read no more Shaara than that, at least read those two.
He is now in the middle of writing a set on the Civil War western theatre and they are quite good as well.
Also, Michael Shaara wote For the Love of the Game which is a fantastic story that Kelly Preston tried to massacre on the big screen.
Fun fact, you can get signed first editions each time Jeff releases a new book direct from his website. See jeffshaara.com
|1 year 1 week ago||I don't think it was a misuse||
I suspect it was hyperbole but I think the author meant to imply that the five starters form together as one in a giant, Voltron-esque punctuation mark that may or may not be effective in protecting the quarterback or turning our running game loose. Its a bold strategy, but we just won't know until we've seen it on the field.
|1 year 1 week ago||FTFY||
Mike Gundy - he's A man!!
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Askew||
Dave had a pretty good year in 2013 too, winning the barn door trophy in the Transpac.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Great point||
The club is a very nice facility and it is relatively easy to get to if you have a car (or a friend with a car). The club members are great and you can have some fantastic experiences there. The best part is you don't even need to be a student or an alum to join the club.
The club: http://www.umich.edu/~umsc/
You do, however, have to be a curent student to join the team.
The team: http://sailing.studentorgs.umich.edu/
|1 year 16 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|1 year 18 weeks ago||The amazing thing is||
It is less than a month since articles were circulating that Cuonzo Martin was on the hot seat and probably going to be fired. The presumptive replacement: Bruce Pearl...
Edit: as always, I should read the whole thread before I reply...
|1 year 18 weeks ago||I love watching Nik release the pass||
And then just head back to play defense. The ball had barely left his hands and he knew the result. Everyone else was left waiting.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||I upvoted you||
because I didn't read far enough and you beat me to that comparison by about an hour. You nailed it. Sorry for the sub-reply above. I certainly don't want to steal your thunder.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||I see an uncanny resemblance||