"Though I received no official response to these sophisticated and elegant tweets to the Illini Athletic Department, I would like to think that Beckman spent the evening prank calling everyone in Illinois named George McLellan and then ordering an absurd amount of hats off an internet haberdashery to hoard in his home's hat annex."
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|3 weeks 18 hours ago||Question||
I always put two spaces after a period and am a fanatical supporter of the Oxford Comma. How do these affect my chances?
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Oh yeah!||
Gargamel is PISSED tonight.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||There it is||
Let's hope the Fords go with the obvious move here - Art Shell.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||I thought it was a mini Ditka||
|40 weeks 6 days ago||I liked Beckmann a lot more||
I liked Beckmann a lot more when I was 12 years old and knew nothing about him.
|45 weeks 5 days ago||Still bitter||
He'll fax in his refusal for the use of his likeness on the eve of the game's release.
|47 weeks 5 days ago||Thank you!||
I am constantly impressed by the dedication of our staff and volunteers (nearly 6,000 different people annually) to the mission. I have never been a part of a workforce like this and I consider it a privilege be involved.
I suddenly feel I should point out that I'm not on the clock right now.
|47 weeks 5 days ago||As a Food Gatherers employee||
I can confirm that we did get subs and it was indeed crazy. Major thanks to Subway! With the help of our partner agencies we have already distributed several hundred subs to the hungry folks in Washtenaw County.
|52 weeks 22 hours ago||Yes.||
|1 year 2 days ago||Yep||
The giveaway of it being made-for-TV is the font used for the credits is the same one used for every TV show/movie for something like a 10 year span back then.
You can really see hints of Jaws in that film, not to mention hints of Spielberg's face in the car's rear view mirror.
|1 year 2 days ago||I'm a classics buff||
Among my well-known favorites:
Some lesser-known ones:
|1 year 1 week ago||Wild Turkey||
101, though I could go for Booker's about now.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Like, the whole bag at once?||
Or each dick individually?
|1 year 4 weeks ago||No||
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Wow||
Those deer antlers really work!
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Logged in||
to neg you.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Mascot||
Will the mascot be coated with crude oil?
|1 year 16 weeks ago||The Buckeye Mutiny?||
I know you said peaches not strawberries, but I'm now picturing Gordon Gee as Captain Queeg.
EDIT - Meant as a reply to RedGreene. Crap.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Indeed||
Last time I tuned in there was talk of him tying the knot recently(!). And here I thought arranged marriages were passé...
|1 year 20 weeks ago||No thanks||
You can't win with that windbag. I'm supposed to drive my buddy H.R. to a job interview in East Lansing tomorrow anyway.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||After the spike||
Denard was not smiling, just completely fired up with a nasty look in his eye. That may be the first time I've ever seen him like that.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||That was fishy.||
And then there was Toussaint catching a poorly thrown swing pass for a loss of 1 when he should have dropped it to stop the clock. We had to burn our last timeout as a result. Hard to expect that of a player in that situation, though.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Since you started the spelling/grammar nazi routine||
His name is Dantonio, not D'Antonio, and he is a good coach, but he's also been nothing but a condescending jackass and he deserves every bit of butthurt he's getting.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||I don't know||
The WVU-Baylor game was like watching a baseball game with no strikeouts and a bunch of errors. I like some sound defense at least a few times a game.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Whoops||
You're right of course. Not sure what I was thinking there.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||History||
It's mostly a rivalry of historical significance, which admittedly doesn't mean a whole lot in the here and now. I think for Notre Dame it's about several things. There's the bitterness from when Michigan refused to play them for 35 years and there's always being second-best in all-time wins behind the school that they've tried to mimic for well over a century, and still not having been to a BCS bowl.
For me it's about a lot of things. Private v. Public schools, Big Ten/Midwest v. their quasi-independent status and national footprint, the sanctimonious words of guys like Paul Hornung ("ND needs to lower it's academic standards in order to get the black athlete"), and preferential treatment from the NCAA, BCS, and now ACC (and they still haven't made a BCS bowl!)
I suppose it is mostly just another game that gets more attention due to the history behind it, but I'm with Brian - they're the perfect foil.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Regarding your first point||
Has anyone read "The Courting of Marcus Dupree?" Ever since I saw the "30 for 30" about him I've been interested, but haven't yet gotten the book..
|1 year 23 weeks ago||In the grand scheme||You're absolutely right to have OSU as the main rival, but, like you said, the memories of youth are hard to shake. I'll never forget 1990. Michigan lost a heartbreaker to ND and the next week they were in another nail-biter against MSU. MSU was small potatoes. We just wanted to see the Irish lose. ND's winning score was set up by a play that ND Nation calls "The Immaculate Deflection" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGdewD3hhmw When this play happened my dad, not wanting to curse in front of me, simply said, "I'm sick! I am just sick!" and stormed out of the room. Damn you, Lou Holtz!!!|
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Video trouble||
Sorry all, the first video works on my desktop, but not the iPad. It's supposed to be "Along Came Jones" by the Coasters. Here's a link:
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Coaching philosophy||
Robinson's skill set is just better suited to Rodriguez's offensive philosohpy. Rodriguez's passing plays were almost always short, quick hitters all based on timing, plus he rarely had Robinson throw downfield which Borges does frequently. That will really boost the completion percentage.