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|19 hours 33 min ago||Never gave a shit about pro wrestling||
and didn't know who in hell Rowdy Roddy Piper was before I saw "They Live" and watched him deliver one of the iconic quotes in cinema history:
|1 day 2 hours ago||Assuming there really was this email from Retyi||
it would make no sense for the alleged "major story" to be non-medical in nature... there is no reason whatsoever for the UMHS to be so concerned about its staff in relation to football or bands or Urban Meyer, so I'd bet the "rival" is a competing health system.
I wonder if the whole thing is fake, like somebody hacked Retyi's email account.
|1 day 23 hours ago||Ned Skeldon stadium was awesome||
Easy to get to, free parking, cheap beer and dogs, and old-school ads on the outfield wall. Fifth Third is typical cookie-cutter modern with no personality.
|2 days 2 hours ago||The day my daughter was born||
Still carry her hospital birth photo in my wallet 30+ years later.
|2 days 2 hours ago||Saw him in the median on Bonisteel last weekend||
Pretty sizeable bird, but displayed the traffic awareness of a squirrel.
|2 days 3 hours ago||On the next snap, Tom Hammond scored for the second time||
This photo with the hand-lettered notation is in the album that my grandfather put together during his college years at UM from 1901-1904. While he was a camera enthusiast himself, I doubt he took this particular shot since it's also appeared in at least one published coffee table photo book about UM football.
It's impossible to know whether the play in the photo is the TD in Kryk's description, but it seems from the angle that the play occurred fairly close to the end of the field.
It's difficult to make out at this size, but to the immediate right of the referee is a helmetless Germany Schulz.
Here's a cropped close-up; Schulz is at the extreme left.
|2 days 21 hours ago||"Imhotep Institute?"||
Doesn't sound like a very fun place to be.
|3 days 18 min ago||Because my bachelor party, strangely, does not include MGoBlog.||
??? What the hell does your bachelor party include? Arugula, drum circles, and poetry readings?
|3 days 1 hour ago||This is doubly irritating||
I'll be in D.C. during this A2 event but not long enough to catch Brian out east.
And I look exactly like my avatar, only older.
|3 days 2 hours ago||Does Brian charge exorbitant speaking fees like Bill and Hillary||
Hate to break it to you, but speaking fees are ridiculous all over the political spectrum. Hannity and O'Reilly routinely get in the neighborhood of $80-$100K.
|3 days 3 hours ago||Dammit, my timing sucks||
I'm going to be in D.C. until the morning of the 11th.
|3 days 5 hours ago||I will leave it at this before I say something inappropriate||
Well, I'll say it for you: a significant percentage of American kids of all economic levels, races, and ethnic groups are soft, spoiled, whiny brats who would benefit from three years of military school. And after that they can mow my lawn and then get the hell off it.
|3 days 6 hours ago||all over the NW part of the lower peninsula are way down||
No doubt all the other reasons mentioned here impact participation, but another factor might be population declines. Just checked the figures for Harbor Springs and Cheboygan, and both cities experienced significant population declines over the last decade, and in fact have been declining steadily for the past century.
A good friend has family up in the U.P. and is pretty familiar with the region up there, and he says that all of the small towns are withering, with very few young people sticking around and much of the population drawing social security.
|3 days 6 hours ago||I think we should depend on chat sports that seems really legit.||
Don't forget Crystal's Balls over at 247. She's infallible.
|4 days 10 min ago||Sam Webb has been out of the loop for the last six months||
|4 days 3 hours ago||"So even if the players like it..."|
|4 days 4 hours ago||on my way home from work I'm sure we don't need many more.||
If you stop driving through school playgrounds and keep to the roads instead, you'll find your trip home much more pleasant.
|4 days 4 hours ago||"Doesn't expect any alternate uniforms this year."||
This is encouraging. Hope he—and Hackett—are serious about putting an end to this ridiculous kind of marketing.
Put a competent team on the field and beat MSU and OSU, and you won't need idiot bumblebee stripes to goose apparel sales.
|4 days 5 hours ago||Never driven a truly "fast" car, but have some slow ones||
I learned to drive on my parents' 1962 Rambler Classic, a remarkably ugly and ungainly econocar. It was three on the tree with no real pickup or acceleration, and the only redeeming feature was that the front seats folded down flat, which came in handy with my HS girlfriend.
I also owned a '73 VW squareback, which had some great practical features but had absolutely no ooomph regardless of how far down you mashed the gas pedal.
|5 days 1 hour ago||It'd be interesting to compile a psychological profile||
of all the losers who've been banned over the years. I'd lay good money there would be a variety of dysfunctional character traits held in common with many of the good folks you see in law enforcement mugshots and faces of meth posters.
|6 days 6 hours ago||when one of their players ran back a kick||
If Baxter is as good a ST coach as advertised, that will become a rare event.
|6 days 7 hours ago||My childhood summers were all spent in Colorado||
From the time I was 1 yr old till I was 12 we spent all summer after school was out in a small town up in the mountains about an hour west of Denver. My folks rented an old cottage with coal-burning stoves for heat and cooking, and the entire summer was spent playing outside and up in the mountains hiking with my Dad and the family. If it hadn't been for all the family in the Detroit area I would have moved out there years ago.
|1 week 2 hours ago||The players on the team seem to love them.||
Even if that's really true—which I'm not convinced is the case—it's an instance where adults need to make the decision, not a bunch of easily-swayed and very impressionable 19-year olds. The idea that Bo Schembechler in 1972 should have allowed kids who were then wearing flowered print shirts, elephant bell bottom pants, and chunky-heeled shoes to have a major say in what their uniforms looked like is laughable.
In your orig. comment you touched on the real reason these grotesqueries exist at all: apparel sales. If there was an NCAA regulation prohibiting the sale of alternate jerseys to fans, none of this shit would exist. It's solely and only a way to goose apparel sales.
|1 week 4 hours ago||The players who actually play the game, seem to love them||
I doubt you have any data at all about the number of players who profess to love them versus the number of players who loathe them.
I've been following recruiting very closely since the mid-90s, and never in all that time did I ever hear one fucking recruiting target express the opinion that Michigan (or any other school) needed alternative unis in order to obtain his commitment. Not a single goddamn one.
|1 week 15 hours ago||even top Bo's record here.||
What part of Bo's record? Years? Total victories?
Schembechler coached here for 21 years. That means JH has to coach until he's 72, which is unlikely.
|1 week 22 hours ago||Perineal Playoff||
Sounds like a '90s porn movie title
|1 week 23 hours ago||turned them around from winless to a perineal playoff contender||
adj pertaining to the inferior pelvic cavity between the genitals and anus.
|1 week 23 hours ago||Michigan will probably be wearing some variation of that pattern||
If we do, I will be horribly disappointed in both Hackett and Harbaugh. Adidas cannot force Michigan to wear anything it doesn't want to.
|1 week 1 day ago||You gotta hand it to Adidas||
They've decided that they're going to go all in on the relentlessly stupid. No holds barred. No holding back. Just full bore ghastly and dumb Arena-league quality stuff.
|1 week 1 day ago||He was born on third base and thinks he hit a triple.||
Aw, give the rich kid a break... it's tough going through life with a silver spoon up your ass.