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|5 weeks 2 days ago||Jack Miller?||
Is that Jack Miller at the 1:30 mark? Or is someone else wearing his jersey?
|6 weeks 3 days ago||I met Chris at Sundance in January..||
He and I are among a small group of investors in 2 feature films to date - 'Unexpected' and 'Digging for Fire,' both of which premiered at Sundance in January. I'm friends with his production partner, Peter Gilbert (Hoop Dreams, Prefontaine, At the Death House Door), which is kinda how I got involved.
In person, he's a really nice guy. He was there with his wife, in addition to (former MSU LB) Julian Peterson and his wife too. CW and I bonded over all things Michigan....the turnaround and success of the hoops team, our excitement for HARBAUGH, our love of the school and Detroit, etc. We did not discuss anything else - I know he and Peter have been working on their mutual project, and I did not want to pry.
So I don't know, maybe there are reasons beyond our understanding why things have been awkward between him, the other Fab 5's, and the school. Before we write him off, we should let him tell his story - I think he at least deserves that opportunity.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Good points||
I agree with that logic. I guess my point was to sample as much as you can. Buy single bottles rather than a 6 pack. Sure, definitely get the essentials (Sierra, Sam, Goose, etc) - but try other lesser known breweries and styles as well. There is a universe of beers beyond your standard grocery store beer aisle.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I recommend the following||
1. Find a specialty craft beer shop - ideally they'll have big rotating tap list and bottle selection. If they are good, you probably won't recognize over 80% of their inventory as they're always adding one-off, smaller batch kegs. Also the staff generally should be friendly and knowledgeable, and willing to answer your questions. Also check to make sure they clean their tap lines frequently..
2. Variety is the key. Usually these shops will let you buy individual bottles/cans instead of an entire 6 or 12 pack. Pick some random bottles to try. Also invest in a growler or 2. Ask them for samples of what's on tap, and fill up your growlers with what you like.
3. Try to avoid bigger name breweries, even the bigger craft pioneers (Sam, Brooklyn, Goose Island, etc). Nothing against these great breweries, but for the most part you can find their selections year round - probably best to get that stuff if you're having a party and want to accomodate both the beer snobs and the bud light brahs. The best beer IMO is the stuff made locally in small batches - usually hard to find in bottles/cans, but so fresh and delicious off the tap.
4. Drink up, rinse, and repeat.
Hope this helps.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||SCSU is just the beginning||
Traditional colleges/universities have outdated business models. They have lost focus on teaching to the majority, and instead are spending exhorbitant amounts on unnecessary faculty/facilities/classes to keep up their reputation. Many schools can't compete in this arms race, as they continually raise tuition each year to cover the costs...so as a result they have no choice but to change or die.
Here in NYC (and other major cities), institutions like Flatiron School, General Assembly, Metis, FullStack Academy, etc are gaining in popularity, with new competitors popping up all the time. They teach relevant courses for today's in-demand tech jobs (web development, data science, product management, etc), at a fraction of the price and time needed for an advanced degree.
|34 weeks 4 days ago||Arusha, Tanzania||
I will be volunteering/safari'ing in the Serengeti while the ND and Miami (NTM) games are played. Anyone know of any M-friendly pubs in Arusha?
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Sixpoint Sweet Action||
Cisco Summer Lager
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Enjoy the now, man...||
Enjoy the now, man...
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Hannah?||
Isn't she married to Mike Comrie?
|2 years 25 weeks ago||I disagree||
There are many Brooklyn residents like myself that have been eyeing the Islanders situation over the last year or so, and quietly hoping they would move to Barclays. As a die-hard Wings fan, I would attend many games (maybe even season tix), and happily embrace them as my "Eastern Conference" team. There are many young professionals from out of town now living in Brooklyn - I think this demographic, in addition to the existing LIRR fans will be a huge base of support for them. I think the enthusiasm will return in a big way.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||I made the mistake||
of going to all 3 NYC Michigan bars last Saturday.
1st was Brother Jimmy's - I got there around 7:30. It was way too crowded in the bar area and impossible to get beers, so I walked over to Ainsworth, supposedly the new hot sports bar in Grammercy / Union Sq.
2nd Ainsworth - Unfortunately they had velvet ropes and a guy wearing a suit rejecting anyone that wasn't on a reservation list - even if you just wanted to hang out at the bar (WTF?).
3rd Prof Thoms. So I made a mad dash over to Professor Thom's and crammed my way in near the entrance. It was incredibly crowded, though fortunately was able to get beers due to my lucky position near the bar. I left just before halftime and went back to Brooklyn to watch the second half at my local bar.
So I understand that Bro Jimmy's and Prof Thoms are going to be crowded drunk-fests like Duffy's et al - but WTF with Ainsworth? Reservations only? And what happened to the Brooklyn bar? I know Pub One closed, but i'm sure there's more out there that would accomodate us? Argh, maybe i'm just getting too old for this....Also, get off my lawn.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||jersey white stripes -||
an ode to Seven Nation Army, of course..
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Fry||
Ah yes, forgot about him - probably b/c i'm getting old.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Brian Cleary||
I haven't been this excited about a freshman walk-on since Mike Kaselitz.
Seriously though, despite the fact that he probably will never see any meaningful action, i've heard good things about him - smart, good size, good all-around kid.. Great to have him aboard - hopefully he can at least lead the scout team and help prepare the defense each week..
|2 years 38 weeks ago||i'm good||
with the twitters. i will be in dallas and like the idea of "WOOOO"ing and "ARGHH"ing from the stands, assuming i can get a signal...
|2 years 40 weeks ago||From Brooklyn||
Smuttynose IPA and a Dickel's neat
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Allen Jefferson||
I was once apprehended by Allen Jefferson of the Detroit Police Department during the summer of 1996...while hanging out in a deserted park late at night drinking beers with some h.s. friends. I still think the fact that I recognized him and started blowing smoke up his ass is the reason we got off so easy - they seemed ready to make an example of us
|2 years 45 weeks ago||GETZ||
GP South represent!
|2 years 50 weeks ago||Got mine||
I look forward to a grit-filled evening...
|3 years 6 days ago||you never know...||
maybe the Red Sox and Yankees are playing at Wilpon today??
|3 years 4 weeks ago||we can only hope||
he wears his winged helmet and maize and blue goalie pads!!!
|3 years 8 weeks ago||Up until I saw that,||
I thought Rancho Cucamonga was a fictitious setting for "Workaholics." Had no idea it was real..
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Love that pic||
In case it hasn't been done already, Max should be pos-banged to Bolivian...
|3 years 26 weeks ago||yes, thanks - that's what i meant||
yes, thanks - that's what i meant
|3 years 26 weeks ago||even worse...looks like Best is gone too|
|3 years 34 weeks ago||"tremendous"||
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Pub One||
is the Brooklyn bar on Front St. I dropped in last Friday to scout out the place, get to know the bartender/waitresses, etc. All in all, good spot with good food and beer selection. The staff is very friendly, and there seems to be plenty of TV's up front - my only concern is the size of the place. Not sure it could hold anywhere near the Bro Jimmy's or Prof Thom's crowds....
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Also - the NYC Alumni Club has added||
Pub One in Brooklyn as an official gameday bar. In Dumbo, right under the Brooklyn Bridge. Never been, but hear the food is pretty good.....I hope to see fellow MGoBrooklyners there..
|3 years 35 weeks ago||short shorts =||
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Hmmm||
At least their spelling was correct this time..