landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
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|1 day 13 hours ago||LAX - SYD||
I was on that flight once. It's brutal no matter how you slice it.
|4 days 20 hours ago||This is one of the most||
This is one of the most subtly brilliant posts I've seen in a long, long time. :-)
|4 days 22 hours ago||Harbaugh is a great coach,||
Harbaugh is a great coach, and a perfect fit for Michigan. But potential is not the same thing as results, and I'm nearly certain Harbaugh himself would agree with that.
The other day I was in a cigar shop in Charleston, WV (of all places), and the topic came up about the "greatest college coaches." Everyone in the shop agreed Harbaugh was a great hire and will do great things at Michigan, but nobody was ready (yet) to put him in the same conversation with Saban and Meyer.
I'd bet my left nut that if asked, Harbaugh would dismiss such talk about "best coaches" and say the focus is -- and always will be -- about getting better every day. Do that and the rest takes care of itself.
|1 week 5 days ago||Best of luck. MSU is a fine||
Best of luck. MSU is a fine school for SCM.
(I have an MBA from MSU in Logistics ... 1984 ... has done me well over the years.)
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Summer of 1977||
Combination dishwasher/busboy at the Howell Big Boy. Both roles by one person ... the whole restaurant. During the lunch rush it was impossible to do both roles ... I was so busy bussing tables the trays stacked up back in the dishwasher room. If they ran low on glasses, plates or dishes I'd try to focus on the dishes, but then the complaint was tables not getting bussed.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||TTB Traffic||
I simply don't have that kind of interaction on TTB.
Smaller, but energetic ... your thread on Ben Mason was interesting.
I really like TTB ... Magnus/Thunder's writing and analysis is great.
Congrats on the opportunity to crystal ball prophesy!
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Drying Paint||
I'd rather discuss paint drying.
So I Googled, "The Science of Paint Drying" ... turns out there's a fair number of hits.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||The successful||
The successful Harbaugh-Drevno fist bump was the moment I knew we were back on the path to football domination. That GIF is epic.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||You rat bastard ... your Alba||
You rat bastard ... your Alba gifs are killin' me. :-)
|5 weeks 4 days ago||"Who wants chowder?" ...||
"Who wants chowder?" ... that's one of my favorite Family Guy scenes!
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Wait ... what "abuse" is||
Wait ... what "abuse" is Dantonio referring to here?
The implication here is that had Harbaugh merely dabbled in satellite camps that it would not have constituted "abuse," and therefore not regulated. But that suggests that the problem is not with the satellite camps per se, but rather the number of camps held.
Okay, what is the acceptable number? Then explain why that number is acceptable, but that number plus one is not.
What Dantonio seems to be suggesting is that violation of the spirit of the rules should be done on-the-sly. That may indeed avoid detection, but it does not make improper conduct acceptable. Therefore, the number is either 0 (satellite camps are improper) or more than zero (camps proper). And if more than zero, then Harbaugh did not abuse anything.
Yeah, yeah ... I know Dantonio is just being a sour old fart. I get that. But if we're going to be precise in our language, let's be precise.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||I laughed out loud at this||
I laughed out loud at this ... because it's true.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Yes, I think you are||
Yes, I think you are correct.
That said, on the whole, I'd rather Harbaugh be Harbaugh and push boundaries where he feels he can and must.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Probably saved my life and my||
Probably saved my life and my marriage.
+1000 ... good for you! Happy you found a path to some relief.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||I'm one of those "impending||
I'm one of those "impending doom is going to strike at any moment" kinda guy
It can get challenging at times, I agree.
On the plus side, it makes us really good contingency planners. I joke that I would have made a good NASA planner back in the 1960's, planning every possible contingency.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||My issue, on the other hand,||
My issue, on the other hand, is just mildly bothersome in comparison.
Agree. I count my blessings. And irritate my wife. :-)
The darkest possible sunglasses help in Arizona. I tend to cling to the shadows. I'm like those creatures from the Star Trek (original series) Operation: Annihilate!:
|6 weeks 3 days ago||If this was a goal of yours,||
If this was a goal of yours, then great! Good luck.
I lived in the Raleigh area from 1984 to 1989. It's pretty country down there.
(I had a motorcycle and I'd cruise around the back roads. What I discovered was all roads eventually lead to Apex, NC. Weird, but true.)
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Wendyk5: "Anxiety runs in my||
Wendyk5: "Anxiety runs in my family, and it struck me a few years ago at 48"
Ditto the genetics; I'm 56+ and its been getting worse the last five or so years.
Re: sunlight ... I live in Tucson, and bright sunlight makes things much worse for me. I'm very sensitive to bright sunshine. Overcast days are better.
Re: OP question - I run 5X times per week. Not long distances, but it gets me out. And coming up on 3 years ago I stopped alcohol completely. That's made a big difference in terms of health. My BP is down, and my general blood work numbers have improved.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||From Blazing Saddles: "C’mon||
From Blazing Saddles: "C’mon boys! The way you’s lollygagging around here with them picks and ’em shovels, you’d think it was a hundred and twenty degrees. Can’t be more ‘n a hundred and fourteen!" :-)
|6 weeks 5 days ago||This picture is cool: I've||
This picture is cool:
I've seen lots of pictures of aircraft carriers, but never one in drydock like that.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Fair point ... but then||
Fair point ... but then again, for some of the high school students today the name "Ron Daynes" or "Ricky Williams" might not ring a bell either. I wonder how much even the name "Marshall Faulk" would conjure up recognition.
Point being -- fame is fleeting.
What Wheatley brings to the table is a couple of things -- (1) he comes with the Harbaugh-aura about him, and (2) he looks like a running back. He can establish pretty quickly his RB bona fides, and from there he can leverage "Michigan" and "Harbaugh."
|6 weeks 6 days ago||I think the term you're||
I think the term you're looking for is gracious.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||It is eminently reasonable to||
It is eminently reasonable to make considered decisions regarding those who make spelling or grammar errors.
Very true. What one does with the judgment rendered is the key.
And context matters ... an error made withing what is otherwise a civil and friendly e-mail is one thing; an error made by someone being an ass-hat is quite another.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Some people let shit slide by||
Some people let shit slide by ... others like to seize on things and carp about it.
It's the nature of the human animal.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I recall Indiana beating||
I recall Indiana beating Michigan 86-68 in 1976. There wasn't much excitement or drama to that game. It was all Indiana. I was one disappointed 16 year old. But Ricky Green was fun to watch.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I vividly recall the||
I vividly recall the Villanova - Georgetown game of 1985. Nowhere near the nail-biter this was. But that game was truly David vs. Goliath, with nobody picking Villanova to stay on the floor with the mighty Hoyas.
I watched that game with my jaw on the floor as Villanova hit from everywhere. The sense of astonishment that Villanova actually beat Georgetown that night was something to behold.
Again, does not top this game for pure excitement. But in terms of unfolding drama, 1985 Villanova v. Georgetown is up there.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I love this picture: Those||
I love this picture:
Those khakis look like they are fresh out of the package ... first time worn. :-)
|7 weeks 3 days ago||It might work if done right||
It might work if done right ... but just jamming an appendage on each endzone -- or worse, on just one endzone -- would be an epic fail.
But a thin ring of 20 or so rows on each endzone so that the upper edge flowed nicely with the top of the new suites might work. Note emphasis on might.
A more important first question is why? Right now there's no compelling reason to do such a thing.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||"The machine took my quarter,||
"The machine took my quarter, coach!" :-)
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Rather than "No Talent||
Rather than "No Talent Required," I think "Talent Maximized" might have been a more subtle way of conveying the meaning.
Over the weekend I was at a wedding and spoke to a Penn State fan. He did not like Franklin, and hoped for his departure sooner rather than later. Franklin might survive a few more years if he cracks the 9-win barrier. But any more 7-5 or 6-6 years and he's out.