|1 year 36 weeks ago||Comfort Inn||
We just cancelled our one room for Friday and Saturday at the Comfort Inn to take the Marriott option. It was $199/night. Worth looking into.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||You're thinking of Aliquippa||
You're thinking of Aliquippa, which is near Pittsburgh. Aquinas is a lame Catholic (not lame b/c Catholic, but both lame & Catholic) school in Rochester, NY.
|3 years 8 weeks ago||Maybe not the one you went||
Maybe not the one you went to! Errr...wait.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||Are those guys kidding with||
Are those guys kidding with that article? The headline says "Michigan DT has fell [...]" and the first sentence starts off with "[i]f your wondering." That's just embarrassing.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||Tell that to George||
Tell that to George Harrison...
|3 years 22 weeks ago||I don't think people are||
I don't think people are saying there's anything wrong with a different opinion. I just don't think that this is a particularly well-reasoned one. I read most of the Maize n Brew post, but I should have stopped reading after this paragraph:
|3 years 24 weeks ago||This is the only one I've found||
and I can't get it to work.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||I'm sorry...||
this is the wrong advice. "Unless you hate it" is not the right measuring stick. In this environment you should really want to be a lawyer in order to take on over 100 grand in debt, and even then you should think seriously about what it means to have that much debt. And while you can certainly hustle your way into a job, there are no guarantees. Also, making law review and "developing a dynamite personality" are both really hard to do. I don't even know what it would mean to develop a dynamite personality at age 24. Certainly not the kind of experiment I'd want to wager 150k on.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||OTL Video||
Not sure if this is the whole segment, but the video is available here: http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=5935634&categoryid=3286128
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Please edit your title to||
Please edit your title to make it clear this is a question. I was hoping you were telling me & now I'm sad. Also, my guess is there isn't a free stream (just checked atdhe.net) but would be happy to be proven wrong.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Seriously?||
|3 years 40 weeks ago||How deep a V do you want?||
How deep a V do you want? Regular dude or Dov Charney?
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Just curious...||
Anybody know why it isn't an option to get any of the shirts printed on American Apparel?
|3 years 40 weeks ago||http://www.atdhe.net/watchtv.|
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Is this a With Honors||
Is this a With Honors reference? B/c if you're actually getting worked up about somebody ending a sentence with a preposition, I'm going to bash both our heads into a wall. At the same time.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Do you think there's a useful||
Do you think there's a useful distinction between "if I were you" and "if I was you"?
Also, it's not the "subjunctive case." It's the subjunctive mood. Case is a property of nouns and adjectives, not verbs ("to be" in this case).
|3 years 41 weeks ago||No||
Nope. "Was" is a perfectly acceptable alternative to "were" here in trying to convey the irrealis mood (what people frequently call the subjunctive but isn't really).
|3 years 41 weeks ago||You're confusing a number of||
You're confusing a number of different types of intellectual property here. Likelihood of confusion has to do with trademarks, not copyright. And the issues with the Denard shirts likely have little to nothing to do with University trademarks. This has to do mostly with the NCAA's stupid rules.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Is this nearly inaudible for||
Is this nearly inaudible for anybody else?
|3 years 44 weeks ago||While we're||
While we're here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6mE9Au3CwM [We Are ND]
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Sorry. That penalty was dumb.||
Sorry. That penalty was dumb. It negated a ~9 yd gain and gave us 1st and 14 deep in our own half. Which wasn't a big deal b/c Denard ran for 20 yds on the next play, but it was still a pretty stupid and obvious personal foul.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||A State loss is looking less||
A State loss is looking less and less likely. But yeah, all that other stuff would be great.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Let's Go Blue!||
Let's Go Blue!
|3 years 44 weeks ago||This may be an indication||
This may be an indication that UConn is playing without LBs today.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||I always thought Rod was a power bottom...||
I always thought Rod was a power bottom...
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Welcome to town!||
I just moved to Boulder, so welcome! The Denver alumni group watches at Lodo's, but it looks like a group of the Boulder folks were going to try and get a watch party together this year. The Facebook group originally mentioned Baker Street Pub, but the latest info I have is that they're going to Connor's, which is kind of amusing. I'd check out the group's page tonight and see if there's an update. Feel free to track me down on FB as well.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||"I'm just dong..."||
Good typing, people.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||You can't.||
You can trademark a color, but it's difficult. The University of Michigan has the color 'maize' trademarked for certain uses, presumably, which is why they were able to credibly go after Budweiser when they tried to sell maize & blue cans of Bud Light or whatever that was last year. Regardless, this story screams bullshit.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||"Nike also copyrighted the||
"Nike also copyrighted the color 'Maize.'"
Argh. No, they didn't.
That being said, somebody needs to start making some old timey sweaters ASAP. I've looked everywhere. My girlfriend leaned over to ask some older gentleman at Casey's where he got his and he looked like he was going to spit on her for talking to him. Those.who.stay, is the MDen actually selling cotton or wool sweaters or did you mean sweatshirts?
|4 years 1 week ago||Man v. Food||
Melt was just featured on Man v. Food. Adam successfully completed their absurd 14 cheese grilled cheese sandwich, fries & cole slaw. I'm heading back to AA from Western NY at the end of the week and am thinking about stopping by. Although I didn't see any oversized commemorative t-shirt or other branded gimcracks, and I need some kind of incentive for my food challenges.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||No other university can||
No other university can compete with our orange business school and putt putt green-carpeted law library. If you're an acid freak and a fantastic athlete, We Want You!
|4 years 2 weeks ago||I'm from Rochester||
Facebook seems to indicate it was felt there.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||Why?||
You think he owed the US something? So much so that he should have played for them even though neither of his parents are American and he wasn't even born here? I think it's a noble sentiment when people who were arguably rescued by the US want to represent us in sports, but I don't think they're required to do so. Everybody's experience as an immigrant/refugee here is different.
And while I can't say I didn't take a small amount of joy when Rossi was left out of the Italian team, I don't really blame him for the decision. His parents are Italian, he grew up watching Italian soccer with his Dad and started playing there at a young age. We're also not particularly good at soccer. Re: Subotic, you may remember a lot of weirdly public criticism of him from the U20 coach at the time. And then he wasn't selected for the U20 World Cup squad for specious reasons. Either way, there's no way Subotic's choice to play for Serbia is "worse" than Rossi's similar decision.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||That sounds...||
|4 years 9 weeks ago||Law School||
I read through the first 2/3 of your post and was completely blindsided by the fact that the resolution involved going to law school. I'd think twice (or three times) before going, unless you really think the best way for you to do you want to do is to be a lawyer (this advice isn't as obtuse as it sounds). Also, I wouldn't worry about how old you are. I'm graduating from law school tomorrow and plenty of my friends were 26 or older when they started.
But it's entirely possible that the work you want to do is only tangentially related to the practice of law, and like a lot of people with similar aspirations you're going to take out 150 grand to go to law school only to realize that you like thinking about the law and may even emerge thinking the law is a useful tool for social change, but that you don't actually want to be a lawyer.
Which, I can tell you from the front lines, is not an awesome place to be. So try to think clearly about what you imagine your life to be like when you go into work every day. If you're interested in "policy," going to law school full-time and at full tuition is probably a bad idea. Not to mention that if you're giving up a high paying job to go into debt, even if it turns out you love your job (which is the best case scenario but frequently a mirage), you're going to have 20-30 years of debt repayment to look forward to. I'd be happy to talk to you privately about the balancing act between finding a good school and taking a scholarship and how doing public interest work affects that calculus.
This article below isn't completely appropriate for your situation, but it's worth reading if the only thing you take away from it is that even graduates of top 14 law schools are having a hard time finding work. And it's not just because the economy's shitty. There's a big contraction going on in the legal market at the moment and there are way too many crappy law schools pumping out graduates.
|4 years 9 weeks ago||Holy Shit||
Has anybody read the stuff in that Mistakes, blah blah blah section? I read this story and my head just about exploded. It's one of the worst things ever pecked onto a keyboard:
FYI, this is from November 2009. This is not whatever news people are talking about.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Black is looking like a stud....||
against high school kids.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||What'd he say?||
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Philly fans don't deserve||
Philly fans don't deserve Brandon Graham.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Decent point||
Decent point, although I still think his level of legal exposure is really low. That being said, I understand why he might want to be strict about it since this is his livelihood and the people looking for the hottest news aren't exactly the market he's trying to serve.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||What'd I miss?||
I don't get it.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Huh?||
What's your point? Did you read the informative thread? The OP's post is perfectly fine, even if overly dramatic given what we already know.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||That's not really "on point"||
as we say in the biz. All the "hot news" doctrine cases involve companies in direct competition with each other. A bunch of schmoes running over here to post information they found on Rivals is highly unlikely to trigger any of these issues, especially so if they're commenting on it as well.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Gotcha||
Thanks for responding, Tim. I guess that shows how closely I've been reading.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Fair enough||
But that contract is full of obviously unenforceable, overreaching language about what you're "allowed" to do with the information. And aren't some parts of the Wed. Recruiting posts taken from the premium sections of Rivals & Scout? I'm not saying they shouldn't remove the info, since I think there are some sensible reasons to do so. But it just seemed like the mods were stepping up the removal vigilance a bit today with the Dee Hart stuff and I don't remember Brian fully articulating a board or main page policy about the information on premium sites. It's always been the case, as far as I remember, that Brian's asked readers not to copy and paste articles, but the underlying information has always been fair game, I thought.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Relatedly: Is there a new policy re: premium info?||
Or are the mods just upping the enforcement of an old rule against posting premium information? I get that you don't want people copying and pasting the posts from the premium sites, and maybe when you're as large as MGoBlog professional courtesy places a larger role, but are Tim & Co. going to be deleting posts that merely paraphrase facts that are behind a paywall? That seems new to me.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||Their website is so awful||
I can barely stand it. I do however want a 5 dollar sweatshirt, so I'll deal. But still, it's a nightmare.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||I was waiting until Dorsey got to campus...||
to make this joke. Thanks for ruining it.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||2 hours||
and only one +1 for the "Noob Saibot" reference?! Tough crowd...
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Good points, but it's not necessary that Congress clean this up||
The FCC does have the authority to re-classify broadband services under Title II (instead of under Title I as was struck down in this case). For instance, DSL access to the Internet used to be Title II until it was deregulated by the FCC. This distinction is important b/c Title II involves common carriers and therefore restricts the sorts of things ISPs can control. So either the FCC can choose to re-classify or Congress can choose to grant the FCC the power to regulate. And a reasonable reading of the statute bears this out, I think. That is, the idea that Congress's grant of power here doesn't include what the FCC was trying to do.
In response to the person below who thinks this discussion is violating the MGoBlog rules, I think I disagree, but I'm happy to quit talking about it if people think it's too political.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||It's not anti-net neutrality||
so much as it is anti-FCC power grab. People are freaking out about this decision, but most of those people are net-neutrality-at-any-cost types. Or they're people unfamiliar with the really complex nature of broadband/telecom regulation. As far as I'm concerned, this is the proper result. The FCC can't do whatever it wants under its "ancillary" jurisdiction. This decision basically says it has to be ancillary to some other authority that Congress has given it. If Comcast lost here (and I really like when Comcast loses stuff but still like this decision), the FCC would have essentially had unlimited power to regulate high-speed internet providers, which is really something you don't want in the long run. Either the FCC needs to reclassify broadband services so it can regulate them or Congress needs to come up with a solution. Basically, even if you're a fan of net neutrality, you should want to accomplish it via some other means.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Don't have a Rivals subscription||
Whose quote is that? Presumably one of the coaches? Or just some yokel?
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Unfortunately the preliminary report says otherwise||
"Unfortunate" because it means his very premature death was probably preventable. Obviously this doesn't make the situation any less sad, but it looks like he was in fact drunk.
|4 years 15 weeks ago||Don't count your chickens||
Judging by how long it's taken for them to open the doors, it may not be open that long.
|4 years 16 weeks ago||If you're interested in all the games, it's fine||
But those prices are also before the Ticketmaster fees of around 10 bucks per ticket. And the single game prices just strike me as being a bit steep. I'm not planning on heading down early to watch the early game and won't stay to watch the championship game if Michigan isn't in it.
I'm not outraged or anything, but I just don't get why there's not a cheaper option like there was at the CCHA tournament. I guess the arena's considerably smaller, but still.
|4 years 16 weeks ago||Ticket prices||
I can't believe how expensive these tickets are. Or, rather, I can believe it, but I think it's highway robbery. I don't even want to think about what the Ticketmaster fees are going to add to the total. I paid 60 bucks for 3 $12 tickets to yesterday's game.
Anybody know if season ticket holders will get access to cheaper tickets through the school?
|4 years 16 weeks ago||Phish Tour!||
He is also wearing a SICK hemp necklace in his Twitter avatar photo. Look at that sucker!
|4 years 16 weeks ago||Don't know a thing about LA...||
but this looks like it might not be a bad place to start:
|4 years 17 weeks ago||Onion rings.||
|4 years 18 weeks ago||People have been trying...||
People have been trying to add in "ski poler" for two years now. It hasn't really caught on, but that's probably what you were seeing.
|4 years 18 weeks ago||NM, duplicated other post.||
NM, duplicated other post.
|4 years 18 weeks ago||At least split MSU & Iowa?||
Like, you can't imagine a scenario in which we lose to both of these teams? That's kind of crazy.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||The Garbage Plate||
This link should suffice. It's fucking awesome.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||It depends where you live||
An all-you-can-puke membership generally runs north of $100. The gym in Ann Arbor is $155 for unlimited workouts per month. It'll generally be a bit more expensive in larger cities.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Unpadded concrete?||
I mean, I guess this was a freak occurrence, but you would think that if you've got concrete pillars right next to the track that you might have put some padding on them. It's really not inconceivable that a person traveling 90 mph around a bend might end up jumping over the walls of the chute.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Some predictions are based on||
Some predictions are based on more evidence than others. So no, not all predictions have to be considered premature. Which isn't to say yours necessarily is, but I think a lot of people would like to see the guy actually out on the field in a college game before they predict that he's going to end up having a mediocre college career. Or, at the very least, they would need to see him get leapfrogged on the depth chart in a year when he's not redshirting before drawing a conclusion. As a coach maybe you're a bit better than others at extrapolating a player's college career from his high school one, but there are enough variables you can't account for that I think it's a bit early to say with any confidence what kind of player he's likely to be.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Re: the thing about Carr, why||
Re: the thing about Carr, why do you say that?
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Twice||
Twice, it looks like. Oops. Did a brief search and didn't see anything obvious.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||I don't buy this at all||
I highly doubt that the Admissions Dept. made its decision about whether or not Witty was likely to have submitted a fraudulent score based on fears about what the Freep would say. In fact, it's basically a non sequitur. Even if Admissions was afraid of blowback and subsequently decided not to admit him, that doesn't mean they "decided he was guilty of wrongdoing."
|4 years 24 weeks ago||If he's actually gained 10||
If he's actually gained 10 pounds and we're supposed to believe that it's lean mass, then we're probably just talking about him not having been weighed in a while. If he's gained 10 pounds since arriving at Michigan, he's clearly been crushing that new Domino's recipe pizza.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||I nearly threw stuff at my TV||
So fucking frustrating to watch. The refs were atrocious, but our play down the stretch sucked too.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Nope||
I think that's supposed to be a header for the next group of players listed. It is a bit confusing, though.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||I heard about this as I was||
I heard about this as I was driving back to AA last week and just happened to be listening to NPR. The story's here in case anybody else is interested:
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Doug Laycock||
She's also the wife of Doug Laycock, one of the biggest names in both remedies & religious liberty circles. So he'll be moving to UVA's law school as well, presumably, which will be kind of a big deal in nerdy law professor circles. He's one of the top-10 most cited faculty at UM now.
Edited to Add: Circles. There, that's three.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Wayne Gretzky or The U. Jimmy||
Wayne Gretzky or The U.
Jimmy the Greek would be in the running if it wasn't so depressing, I think.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Weird||
Same here. Didn't try hitting play before reporting back. They really need to get their act together over there. That player they're using really sucks. Also, the inability to download the "podcasts" is a total pain in the ass.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Here you go:||
It's under "Michigan Insider."
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Today's podcast is up||
In case you want to hear the whole thing.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Wait, are those actually the words he uses?||
Or is that your somewhat mocking gloss on it? If "sunny sider" actually means that it might be a good sign of his confidence in a possibility of maybe having a chance, that's really really amazing.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||What's your point?||
What's your point?
|4 years 30 weeks ago||To be fair...||
Lots of these are less about hard and fast rules than they are about DFW's particular linguistic/stylistic/usage bugaboos. The test is kind of fun, but it's by no means a "test" that people should be concerned about being able to pass. There's plenty of room for disagreement about his proposed changes to the sentences.
I'm as big a DFW fan as anybody (see signature), but his SNOOTiness wasn't exactly authoritative.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||That quote from Willis's Dad is so dumb||
"It was nothing planned on no one's part." Ok, sir, these girls from Tennessee just happened to show up waving signs at your kid's game hundreds of miles away. I really really want Kiffin to flame out spectacularly.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||You're not running a premium site||
Just put the information in the title so those of us who might care enough to know but not enough to talk about it don't have to click to find out.
Not mad, just sayin', as I often say to my girlfriend.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Have you seen the post on the front page?||
Your posited gentlemen's agreement is just as fictional as Joe Tiller's.
Reporting a fact and linking to a premium article is not ripping someone off. It's called the Internet.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Why would this post get negged?||
It's both true and helpful. Y'all are jerks!
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Love love love||
Love love love the writing over there at Scout. They ask rhetorically, has Ray Vinopal "done something?" In quotes! It's too good.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Recruiting services don't own facts||
|4 years 31 weeks ago||This thread should be closed||
This thread should be closed down while it's still high-level and civil. Don't think I've seen anything like it. I haven't read Chait's piece but feel compelled to now...
|4 years 31 weeks ago||The only website I've seen||
The only website I've seen that on was the one posted somewhere around here that essentially looked like somebody's crazy uncle made the thing with GeoCities. If he gets picked in the first round (crazy uncle had him at #14), I'll eat my hat. And anybody else's hat.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||This is now being reported by||
This is now being reported by NDExpertzBlog.biz. It has to be true.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||This may well be true||
But the IrishCentral report is still the same one that was posted here yesterday with the language that basically says Kelly's their first choice and will "eventually" sign a deal. It's nowhere near as unequivocal as it should be given the title of the report is "Brian Kelly will be next ND head coach." Does this language scream out to you "done deal?" It mostly screams crappy writing. Regardless, this would obviously make sense as there aren't really any other high-profile names who haven't removed themselves from consideration.
"The source, who is a well-informed person of influence at Notre Dame, says the Cincinnati coach is the preferred choice for the job, and that he is expected to eventually sign a deal."
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Ok...||
"Family values" isn't a value-neutral term. And unfortunately for you it's not obvious what it refers to. Do you think keeping an unhappy marriage together at any cost reflects a priority that is self-evidently valuable? The fact that you can't participate in this conversation without telling me I've got my head up my ass and using the phrase "family values" as if that phrase has a meaning independent of its rhetorical deployment by conservatives is rather telling. If by "decrease in family values" you mean there's more divorce, then sure, there's been a decrease. But those rates aren't quite as drastic as you think when you take into consideration serial divorcers. Moreoever, not all divorce is bad, and people often make new, better families.
Also, you can't go on screeching about family values without unpacking what you're actual talking about. What has disappeared that you wish was still around? You long for the sexually repressed marriages of the 50s? You think there's more infidelity now? It's unclear that that's true. And I don't expect that you actually know anything about this beyond a gut level intuition that all these darned fornicatin' kids are tearing apart the fabric of society.
Most studies I've seen indicate that most Americans are in monogamous relationships and are happy about it. And even if technology and urbanization has made it easier to cheat, that does nothing to recommend the decades before where spouses may not have had the option to cheat discreetly but had already checked out of their marriage emotionally.
The fact that you think my views on this topic are beyond the pale says a lot more about you than me.
But this is a sports blog and I already regret getting into this here. We can take the rest of this discussion to the swingers listserv I belong to if you're interested.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Precisely||
And that doesn't mean there's a lack of "family values" worth lamenting. Are some of you people really nostalgic for the 50s and 60s?
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Cue lecture about the decline of family values||
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Anymore?||
When is this era where celebrity role models were unfailingly monogamous? It doesn't exist. The Kinsey Reports came out in 1948.
Which is not to say I think people taking their commitments lightly is not a serious failing, but it's so common as to be unremarkable. You can't honestly say you're surprised when some famous person shows the same inability to remain monogamous as the general population.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||I don't need a lecture about||
I don't need a lecture about how hard Tiger Woods works. He does indeed make his money because of the number of people who care about and watch golf.
You do get why he gets paid lots of money to win those tournaments, and why he gets paid lots of money to endorse products, right? It's not b/c he's really good at something; it's b/c he's really good at something that people care about.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Well, he made the week rough for himself||
I don't particularly care about the details b/c I don't think it's remarkable that someone has had an extramarital affair, but when you make your money by having millions of people watch you do something then this is the ugly flipside of it.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Right on||
That steak sandwich with the potatoes and bacon & creme fraiche is really fucking fantastic.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||I've been going to games regularly for 3 years||
and I don't remember it happening before last year. Not saying you're wrong, but I thought it started last season at some point.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||I've got a theory||
I've got a theory about why objects fall at the same rate regardless of mass, but I don't want to spoil it for that Galileo guy. Buy the book.
|4 years 32 weeks ago||Alabama||
Lost to Cornell in the beginning of the year. Other than that, I know nothing.
|4 years 32 weeks ago||Holy shit||
Toby Gerhart is a damn beast. He just trucked a cornerback.
|4 years 32 weeks ago||You're going to feel like a big moron||
when the truth finally comes out. This story makes zero sense at all as it's currently being told on ESPN. Nobody hears an accident and reaches for a golf club, then breaks the back window of an SUV in order to remove their husband through it. It's so patently silly I can't believe it's even being reported. At the very least just say nothing until you have something that sounds plausible.
|4 years 32 weeks ago||Huh?||
He should have considered a guy who hasn't even committed yet?
|4 years 32 weeks ago||Have you seen what Drake is doing this year?||
I know nothing about the other two, but Tony Drake looks like we picked up a steal early in the season. Who would you have replace him anyways?
|4 years 32 weeks ago||Thanks||
|4 years 32 weeks ago||I don't doubt that this might be true||
But how do you have any idea how a coaching change is going to impact your recruiting at this point?
|4 years 32 weeks ago||Jimmy the Greek, is that you?||
Jimmy the Greek, is that you? Should I bet the Giants against the spread on Thursday?
|4 years 32 weeks ago||Sure thing||
Another potential perspective here is that in the most important year of Rich Rod's career he might not want to start a true freshman QB who, while possessing off-the-charts athleticism isn't exactly the most polished QB in the world. Anybody who thinks there's "NO way" Devin Gardner redshirts is kind of crazy. In an ideal world, he redshirts. Or, I suppose, maybe he comes in situationally next year and redshirts the following year.
|4 years 32 weeks ago||It's not offensive...||
It's just not funny. At all. Like, it's kind of embarrassing that all those words were spent on an idea that's only mildly amusing as a headline. It looks like they recruited someone from the Onion, gave them a lobotomy, and then had them write the article.
|4 years 32 weeks ago||I don't know anything about wrestling||
But aren't there only 3000 students at Lehigh? Are they a traditional wrestling power?
|4 years 32 weeks ago||Not in AA/my house, it's not||
I've got U-Verse, which is normally stupendous, but I've just got a big "No programming scheduled at this time" screen up at the moment. Which, obviously, is infuriating b/c this is the only time all week when there is programming scheduled.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||Or 2076 for that matter||
Or 2076 for that matter
|4 years 33 weeks ago||Attempt?||
Not sure if you were at the same game, but the chant was more than audible at least twice. It was pretty embarrassing.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||Not sure I get it||
Are you under the impression that Austin White is "big?" He's under 6 feet tall and well shy of 200 pounds. Having seen only the Austin White film that's been posted here, he doesn't exactly look like the sort of guy you shoot to the top of the depth chart.
ETA: He's apparently listed at 6 feet, but I'm guessing he's an inch or so shorter. Also, look at this picture and tell me his frame reminds you of Minor's: http://umgoblog.com/post/AWhite.aspx
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Chris Martin||
Before the game says that John Clay "has a GPS system that's always set for the end zone."
|4 years 34 weeks ago||And here's the non-apology apology||
I didn't read Deadspin while Leitch was there (b/c I didn't know about it, mainly) and don't read now, so I've never really had an opinion about the work they do. But jesus christ is this scorched-earth, 12-year-old-with-his-first-computer, anti-MSM/establishment business really getting tiresome.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||How they passed over the||
How they passed over the obvious headline, "Tale of the Tate," I have no idea.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||Only a slim chance?||
We're talking about true freshman safety here and you think there's only a slim possibility that he's still learning and isn't prepared to play because of that? You're so certain that we know nearly everything there is to know about what kind of player he's going to be because he's not on the field as a freshman? We know very little about Vlad Emilien's chance to be good, bad or "non-bad" next year or any year after that.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||Magic shirts?||
I'm glad to hear the small fits all females. What a relief that must be for all the females.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||Turns out this is different but equally dumb||
The headline is totally misleading. It's basically a rehash of Angelique Chengelis's article about the "Big House Divided."
ESPN's website is updated by monkeys with keyboards, clearly.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||Feldman also adds in this tidbit:||
Presumably this is the kind of penetrating analysis we're paying for as ESPN Insiders:
"I think playing both QBs has been a very good thing for Michigan this year and I feel like he'll keep mixing them up because it keeps defenses off balance. Both guys bring something different and it also has minimized the pressure on them. Ultimately I think Forcier is the guy because he's so good at throwing on the run. Then again, next year the real chaos begins when uber QB prospect Devin Gardner arrives. He's big, fast and smart. Rodriguez may play all three on the field at the same time."
|4 years 37 weeks ago||This talk of breakfast reminds me...||
This might slow things down a bit on the grill, but I would probably hurt a few casual acquaintances in order to get a fried egg on my pre- and post-game Double 9. Like a lot of other people here, I think that your burgers are the best in AA. And while it's not entirely clear that I need more of an incentive to eat 4 patties of beef on game days, I'd be all about a fried egg.
<---Not as fat as he sounds, promise.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||Jared, not Jeremy, Van Slyke||
Jared, not Jeremy, Van Slyke
|4 years 38 weeks ago||I don't have a huge problem||
I don't have a huge problem with the scalping (although if I were Brian I would probably delete posts like this), although I almost always sell my tickets for right around face value. But what rubbed me the wrong way slightly was the idea that the post was couched in terms that seemed to merely be asking a question about the market for these tickets but ended up being an effort to get 30,000 more eyes on an eBay auction. The OP said he was alerting everybody here to a potential deal, but that's kind of disingenuous.
Also, yeah, three days left on the auction, and anybody who has bid on something on eBay knows that the feeding frenzy generally happens as the auction is closing. So, sit tight; you'll probably end up getting around 400 bucks for your tickets.
ETA: And now the auction's up to 305 bucks in an hour or two.
|4 years 38 weeks ago||In all honesty...||
you don't have to use all the spices. I've been doing a lot of moving around and so don't often have a full arsenal of spices and herbs at my disposal, so I'll make up a spice blend of the cayenne, chili powder, salt, pepper, bay leaves, sage, and the cumin. As another poster indicated, the cumin is really the signature flavor here, and although you can overdo it I really like adding a lot of extra cumin. The packaged stuff is pretty bland, so you can use a heavy hand. I work mostly by feel at this point so it only takes as long as rounding up all the spices and shaking vigorously into a bowl.
From the moment I start chopping onions (I like the effect of the celery but I don't always have celery around and frequently make it with onions alone), I'm generally sitting back down to watch TV in about 20 minutes. I come from the Food Network school of food preparation and like preparing everything before starting to cook. So I just have to pay attention to the food and dumping containers of stuff into larger containers of other stuff. Makes it feel less hectic, you run less of a risk of overcooking things, and it's just generally more pleasant.
|4 years 38 weeks ago||I use a doctored version of the following:||
1lb 85-90% lean ground beef (I generally double this recipe and use 1 lb. beef, 1/2 lb turkey & 1/2 lb. ground veal)
I usually add quite a bit more of the cayenne, chili powder and cumin to the spice blend and sometimes also use masa flour as a thickening agent.
I will sweat the onions and celery in a pan while I'm cooking the meat in my giant saucepan or dutch oven, then add the onions, celery, tomatoes & beans to the meat and stir. Then add in the stock (if needed; I like my chili thick so I frequently either leave the stock out or just use water and add as needed as the rest of the liquid evaporates).
Make sure you don't cover your chili while it's cooking. I let this go for 1-2 hours, and as you'd expect it's frequently even better the following day. Top with cheese, finely diced onions and a few extra splashes of Habanero Tabasco and you're ready to go.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||Man, that pronunciation guide could use some work||
I know this isn't a huge priority, but if you're going to provide one you might as well make one that's usable. I don't need the International Phonetic Alphabet or anything but it's still unclear how to pronounce a lot of those names if you've never heard them before.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||Spoil it for me||
What'd he say?
|4 years 40 weeks ago||It's a joke||
Not a great one.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||A potential explanation:|
|4 years 40 weeks ago||When this was first||
When this was first published, inadvertently I'm guessing, an hour or so ago, I could have sworn there was stuff on Troy Gloster.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||Does this usually happen?||
Just curious why there are all these singles still available to begin with and why they didn't get nabbed up in the last few hours?
|4 years 40 weeks ago||I streamed this afternoon's show||
Not sure where you're looking, but I've been listening online for the past few weeks. There should be a 'listen live' icon on the upper right side of the screen. Just click on that.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||Austin White||
|4 years 40 weeks ago||Didn't he visit Florida this past weekend?||
Probably not an awesome sign. Might be a different story if he had visited a place that wasn't already in his top 2, but I'm guessing he didn't announce a decision date because he was underwhelmed by Florida. Who knows, though. Let's hope he chooses Michigan.
|4 years 41 weeks ago||***1st Amendment Violation! Call the cops!***||
"[T]rying to suppress my right to free speech" is really really funny. Also funny was you talking about someone trying to "censor" you.
|4 years 41 weeks ago||Don't they have the #1 recruiting class?||
I know it's only ESPN, but doesn't OSU currently have the #1 recruiting class for 2010? Even if two of those guys are one-and-dones, I hardly think that counts as 'obscurity.'
|4 years 41 weeks ago||Maybe therein lies the answer||
The postman stole my shirts! My roommate's having the same issue, having ordered a few days before me. Oh well. I'm hoping everything arrives before the weekend.
|4 years 41 weeks ago||They do refund the money...||
but not the $13 per ticket 'convenience charge.' Which is total nonsense. I bought 5 tickets, and if there's no series and I'm out over 60 bucks I'm going to be really not pleased.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Ha, nope.||
A bit of a long shot, but it's a college town and I figured someone might have a particular place in mind. Didn't think there was much harm in throwing it out there.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||Listen, we can have an||
Listen, we can have an argument about tradition and the band and song choices,etc., but to "dismiss any notion that piped in music manufactures extra crowd excitement" doesn't make any sense. I was standing smack in the middle of the student section among lots of quiet people with their arms crossed. Whether it was b/c they were tired or b/c their reaction to a loss of momentum is to wait for something exciting to happen rather than thinking they can help will something exciting to happen by cheering their team on, lots of people fell silent during stretches of the 4th quarter. These people also went from 0 to bonkers very quickly when the piped-in music was played. So we can have an argument about whether these are cheap thrills and we shouldn't do this at Michigan b/c blah blah blah, but regardless of your personal cheering jurisprudence, the music did have an impact on crowd noise levels on multiple occasions.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||People really like this?||
Not only do I just think it's kind of lame, but it's Penn State's signature thing now, isn't it? And they stole it from Italy, or one of the other soccer teams that's been doing this for the past 5 years. I actually quite like some of the piped-in music, and I think it pumped up the crowd at moments when they were getting kind of listless, but I'd rather we not adopt the Seven Nation Army chant.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||What brand of t-shirts are they using?||
I think the FAQ just says 'premium shirts.'
|4 years 43 weeks ago||Copyright laws||
If you were a lawyer and Brian was your not-so-rich client, do you think the appropriate standard is that a case has never been brought & won? If this is true--which, who knows--it's only b/c so-called content producers have used the DMCA to scare people who aren't even arguably infringing a copyright into submission well in advance of anything resembling a trial. Even if the worst thing that happens is that Brian gets a bunch of takedown notices, why not just abide by the community standard (and, really, the legal standard) and not reproduce the entire article? Do the copyfighting civil disobedience on your own site.
Copyright actually isn't particularly blurry when it comes to this, no matter what you think of 'new media.' And if you work at a magazine or, you know, browse the Internet, you should be able to tell the difference between linking and quoting some portion of an article and reproducing the entire thing.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||I think I'd probably rather||
I think I'd probably rather it to be done just like today, on the front page but with a quick jump. I'm definitely interested in many non-revenue sports, and I like how comprehensive the coverage is (considering they aren't this blog's raison), but I'd prefer not having to scroll through them again when I'm looking for other stuff, which is most of the time. Either way, keep up the good work!
|4 years 43 weeks ago||Really like all the recent podcast/radio stuff...||
...but what's with WCBN charging 5 bucks for downloading a 30 minute program done at 40 kbps?
|4 years 45 weeks ago||This is true||
I hated that place when I lived in Prague. It was always populated by the worst kind of expats.
|4 years 45 weeks ago||Maybe try again with his first name spelled correctly?||
Worth a shot, results tend to come back quickly.
|4 years 45 weeks ago||Wait||
So we're going to go up to 110,000 and then back down to 108,000?
|4 years 45 weeks ago||LMGTFY||
Edit: Removed informative, non-snarky part of post provided above by many others.
|4 years 46 weeks ago||I'm sure your 6th grade teacher was great...||
But who cares if he ended the sentence with a preposition. There are no non-obscure reasons for the rule, so unless you want to have a conversation about John Dryden instead of parroting lame, unhelpful rules you were taught around the time you learned to write cursive, you might as well give Six Zero some constructive feedback instead of pointing him to the comments section. You may think the designs are crap, and you're allowed to say as much, but some consideration for the amount of work he's put in wouldn't be a bad idea.
Also, not being sure whether a word is being used as a preposition should have been your first clue that you should avoid critiquing someone else's grammar.
|4 years 47 weeks ago||Let me know how that fits||
These will probably be sold out by the time it arrives, but I'm also around 5'9" (my new license will obviously say 5'10") and figure none of these will fit. I tried on the Men's Small hockey jersey and felt like I was swimming in it, and I actually outweigh you by about 25 pounds.
|4 years 47 weeks ago||Rothstein quote isn't Rothstein||
[Deleted due to reading comprehension issues on my part]
|4 years 47 weeks ago||Which is screwed up, but in a||
Which is screwed up, but in a totally different way.
|4 years 47 weeks ago||[deleted]||
|4 years 48 weeks ago||Just buy the whole season||
Go to both games! You only live once! And you'll be out in time to get to the 11pm show at the Vu.
|4 years 48 weeks ago||I'm looking forward to more daily content...||
but it's going to be a bit more difficult to rate the shirts without any idea what upcoming designs will look like.
Maybe we can get Promote RichRod to play the role of the law school professor and curve the results at the end?
|4 years 49 weeks ago||No luck||
Couldn't get that link to work. I'm not sure whether it was because I wasn't logged in, but it just redirects me to the front page.
The link below seems to allow you to buy the picture, though. Which, sweet.
|4 years 49 weeks ago||Link?||
Hey, I can't seem to find that picture on Pictopia. They don't seem to have a Detroit Press collection and I tried basic searches for football, Anthony Morelli, etc. Any ideas?
|4 years 49 weeks ago||I don't know where you got your education but...||
Kurt Vonnegut standardized the spelling of 'jizzum' in the Big Space Fuck in the 70s.
Regardless, under no circumstances can the word or any of its variants start with the letter 'g.'
|4 years 49 weeks ago||I've also been looking for a Maize jersey||
There are a few on eBay at the moment, but I'm always reluctant to buy jerseys there b/c I don't know what size to get and the sellers are often individuals w/o return policies.
I'm about 5'9-10 and the +1 and +2 length means that I generally have to get a small in order to not be drowning in the thing. I'd also prefer to wear a maize basketball jersey to the first few home games when the weather is still atrocious. Sweating through my lame student shirt comes in a distant second.
ETA: I'd rather not pay full price, but I also don't see maize jerseys on the MDen or Moe's websites. And the new MGoBlue store (thanks, Jerry Jones!) looks like it was designed by Stephen Glass on Geocities.
|4 years 49 weeks ago||Does Panchero's actually excite anybody else this much?||
I honestly can't imagine that people actually prefer Panchero's to BTB or Chipotle. I'm no enormous fan of BTB, but from my limited Panchero's experience (3-4 mostly regrettable times over the past year), it's just not that tasty. Not terrible, but really bland and frequently disappointing. Say what you want about BTB, but at least enough people go in there that ingredients aren't sitting around accumulating a crust. I've had absolutely unforgivable rice at Panchero's probably half the times I've been in there.
|4 years 49 weeks ago||I don't agree||
I don't think the Rules of Evidence really have a whole lot to tell us about the relative severity of the crimes as they relate to Michigan Football. Or, really, about how non-lawyers should view crime in most cases. The fact that theft and not DUI might be used to impeach a witness's character isn't particularly instructive. People steal for all sorts of reasons.
I do, however, agree with people that if the stealing was from a teammate, as an exclusively internal matter, that's probably much worse for the team than a DUI. And regardless of whether you think DUI should warrant removal or at least a longer suspension than Grady got, stealing from your teammates is poisonous in all the ways that other people have talked about. In my head, when I heard 'stealing' I was imagining Feagin pocketing a Snickers from the Union--and up to a certain point if he's stealing from someone not on the team the calculus is probably the same for whatever he's stolen-- not something like the Kevin Quick situation from last year, which I believe was dealt with appropriately.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||And this is worse than a DUI according to Team Rules?||
I'll wait for the details to come out, but unless he's stealing nuclear secrets and selling them to the Russians, it's not clear to me why this should require immediate dismissal if Grady's DUI doesn't.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||Apparently he did. WTF?|
|4 years 50 weeks ago||Has anybody ever called Marvin Robinson 'marve?'||
I don't think MGoBoard posters need to anticipate misspelled, never-used nicknames when writing their headers.
|4 years 51 weeks ago||Underrated post [ssia]||
|4 years 51 weeks ago||To be fair...||
This isn't just an MLive problem, but yeah, really glad the 'first!' brigade hasn't made its way over here. I also occasionally make the mistake of scrolling down after reading an article on MLive and am always confronted by about 17 layers of quoted material, nearly all of which makes me want to jab my eyes out with a hot poker.
|5 years 3 weeks ago||Bizarre NYT headline||
So, the New York Times already has a story up on the game, with a headline that reads (I assume someone will fix this): Italy 2, United States 0. Which is strange not only because it's wrong but because we scored the first goal.
|5 years 3 weeks ago||Why? [ssia]||
|5 years 3 weeks ago||Feilhaber and Bornstein||
Both played well against Honduras. Feilhaber's obviously been MIA for a while now, and he hasn't been playing loads for his club, but he has the potential to be a good, creative player.
And anybody's better than Beasley at left back.
|5 years 3 weeks ago||Italy often starts off these tournaments slowly||
And the Italians have a very low opinion (mostly justifiable) of American football. The press talks occasionally about Landon Donovan but otherwise nobody is particularly worried, which is par for the course in Italy (and often means they underestimate their opponents).
I think we've got a shot at a draw, but that's about it. Egypt nearly tied Brazil earlier today, so weirder things have happened.
|5 years 3 weeks ago||Gholston & Olaniyan too, huh?||
|5 years 3 weeks ago||Your subject is misleading||
For others, the link is here: http://www.freep.com/article/20090613/SPORTS06/90613024/1054/Rich%20Rodr...
Also, this language in the Free Press blurb is so sloppy as to be useless. But it certainly doesn't say that someone isn't going to qualify.
"It's likely that someone might not qualify." Oh really? By publishing this I'm assuming they actually mean something a bit stronger, but you wouldn't know from the idiotic copy. Why couldn't they just quote Rodriguez' actual statement or, you know, maybe ask a follow-up question that might help them be more precise. Or not write like total ignoramuses.
|5 years 4 weeks ago||What do you mean again?||
I get that we played there twice this year, but we also had two home games against them in the beginning of the year.
|5 years 4 weeks ago||Speaking of Michigan gear||
Where can I find that sick hoodie Lindsay Lohan was sporting?
|5 years 4 weeks ago||Blurgh||
Your response here leads me to believe you weren't actually joking, in which case you were lying on a message board to cover up your own attempt to be a "butthurt humorless whiner," which incidentally isn't a terribly funny insult either. If you were merely joking, you would have just explained the joke you were trying to make--presumably you were claiming to be making some ironic commentary on precisely the kind of wrongheaded criticism I was talking about--and we could have moved on. But instead you invent some argument I'm supposed to have made and erupt in hysterics about what a victim you are and how humorless I am.
Pointing out grammatical errors can often be funny. Your post was neither pointing out a debatable error nor obviously funny. That's fine. Everybody misses the mark now and then.
And yes, if forced to choose between reading clear but ungrammatical subject headers and reading posts from sanctimonious know-nothings sitting around waiting to pounce on anything that doesn't immediately strike them proper grammar, I'll take #1 all day long.
And now I'm embarrassed for the both of us. Good work.
|5 years 4 weeks ago||Just checked||
There was nothing remotely funny about your comment. I'm happy to reconsider after you walk me through it, though.
|5 years 4 weeks ago||What in god's name are you talking about?||
No. Are you honestly trying to say that it's wrong to say 'working right?'
This place really does have one of the highest concentrations of unforgiving yet unknowledgeable pedants that I've come across. Stay vigilant, guys!
|5 years 5 weeks ago||That sounds about right.||
That and the jukebox.
|5 years 5 weeks ago||Leopold Bros.||
And as someone who's currently out in Denver, I can say that Leopold Bros. the bar didn't even move here. There is no bar. They're merely operating a distillery and selling booze to retail stores and restaurants/other bars. Which is all very lame. Their beer often smelled like feet and one bartender in particular used to routinely be too drunk to serve me competently, but I really liked that place. I also lived right up the street, so that helped.
ETA: Also, thanks for the cabin advice. We've been looking for something kind of rustic but nearby and Waterloo looks like a great idea.
|5 years 5 weeks ago||banshees||
This sort of crap absolutely infuriates me:
I can't even listen to more than 5 seconds of it; I can't imagine having to play against this girl.
|5 years 5 weeks ago||it doesn't matter||
i still think people here get too excited about re-posting or paraphrasing content from other sites, but something doesn't have to be premium content for it to be an unfair or infringing use.
|5 years 6 weeks ago||New ball||
This habit the governing bodies have of introducing new balls before big competitions is really dumb. That is all.
|5 years 6 weeks ago||He is coming up for the BBQ||
Apparently he's coming all the way up here for the BBQ, so I imagine he's at least still entertaining the idea of leaving Florida.
|5 years 6 weeks ago||Seems like a bizarre point to declare creepiness||
I can understand it if you don't particularly care what goes on at the BBQ, but I don't see how wanting to know what happens there is 'creepy.' Considering this recruiting event has an actual name that keeps getting mentioned in the press and that that name seems to indicate there are going to be enormous indirect heat grills set up on the 50-yard line, it hardly seems weird to be curious about what goes on.
|5 years 9 weeks ago||Most of the offers talk about the 85 man roster||
You're right, although I think the language isn't about specific positions but the NCAA rule about roster limits. And this rarely comes into play, I'd imagine, hence all the subtle ways of letting recruits know they're not really wanted anymore.
|5 years 9 weeks ago||I'm not sure this makes any sense||
|5 years 10 weeks ago||Not so sure about that||
When these words come out of the mouth of a recent commitment, I'm not sure how you can say there's nothing to worry about.
"I'm still going to check out other schools, so any of those schools could sneak into it. Miami's a school I'm definitely considering."
|5 years 10 weeks ago||Blurgh||
Yeah, I think I'm officially in the camp of those people scratching their heads about our recruiting. Granted, I don't have a whole lot invested in this process until LOIs are signed (and therefore don't know a whole lot about the timing of offers and whatnot), but it wouldn't seem to me that you'd want to offer a whole lot of guys with a marginal shot at being big contributors this early in the process. Are we really going to miss out on Kinard and Dileo and whoever else if we wait until they've hit a bunch of camps this summer or played a handful of games in the fall? And does it matter if we do?
|5 years 12 weeks ago||Byline is a Daily Reporter||
Nathan Sandals, I believe, is the outgoing editor of the Sports section for the Daily. This is the first non-hockey thing I've seen his name on.
|5 years 12 weeks ago||Mark Magliocco||
is his name, I believe. He was actually First Team All-State ahead of Paulus.
|5 years 12 weeks ago||I'm sure you're not lying,||
I'm sure you're not lying, but seeing as how that's the exact opposite impression of everybody else who's weighed in on the matter, I'm going to guess you're getting a skewed story. Those sorts of issues almost always have a way of leaking out, and your friend's secondhand knowledge of players' opinions isn't exactly the 'widely known' fact that you claimed it was. In fact, even if true, it seems to be the opposite of widely known.
|5 years 12 weeks ago||False.||
He got benched b/c Nolan Smith was not a liability on defense against quicker guards, not b/c of an attitude problem. In fact, most articles that talk about Paulus's benching talk about how well he handled losing his starting job in his senior season.
Got any support for his 'widely known' attitude problem?
ETA: This from the recent ESPN article about Paulus working out for the Packers:
He earned widespread praise, however, for his conduct and demeanor after losing the starting job, giving guidance to the younger players and never showing outward disgruntlement.
|5 years 12 weeks ago||Rivals says he's committing in the next few weeks...||
FWIW, Rivals is reporting that he's committing in the next two or three weeks. Doesn't say where, obviously, but the quote about the time frame is followed up by him confirming that Michigan is his leader.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||"subsidization"||
But do yourself a favor and don't Google it.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||Incoming UM law student wins silver in fencing||
In mostly unrelated news, a soon-to-be Michigan 1L just won a silver in fencing. I believe there's also a team event coming up, so they're likely to kill that one too.
|5 years 48 weeks ago||Vincent Smith video||Anybody else unable to see the embedded Vincent Smith video? I tried loading the page in both Safari and Firefox and just have a nice, huge expanse of white background where the video should be. Anybody have a direct link?|
|5 years 51 weeks ago||What kind of timeframe are we talking here?||Was going to pre-order one of these but am moving back to AA in about a month and want to avoid the embarrassment of asking my parents to send a t-shirt with what looks like a picture of a communist phone sex operator on it. I also want to make sure I have a non-lame maize shirt for the first maize out. Brian? Rich? So what's the critical mass of shirt orders required before the little grey men start cranking these badboys out?|