spoiler alert: i linked this
- Member for
- 4 years 21 weeks
- View recent blog entries
|1 week 2 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.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||You rat bastard ... your Alba||
You rat bastard ... your Alba gifs are killin' me. :-)
|2 weeks 3 days ago||"Who wants chowder?" ...||
"Who wants chowder?" ... that's one of my favorite Family Guy scenes!
|2 weeks 6 days 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.
|3 weeks 5 hours ago||I laughed out loud at this||
I laughed out loud at this ... because it's true.
|3 weeks 6 hours 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.
|3 weeks 2 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.
|3 weeks 2 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.
|3 weeks 2 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!:
|3 weeks 2 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.)
|3 weeks 2 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.
|3 weeks 3 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!" :-)
|3 weeks 3 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.
|3 weeks 4 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."
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I think the term you're||
I think the term you're looking for is gracious.
|3 weeks 5 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.
|3 weeks 5 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.
|3 weeks 6 days 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.
|3 weeks 6 days 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.
|4 weeks 2 hours ago||I love this picture: Those||
I love this picture:
Those khakis look like they are fresh out of the package ... first time worn. :-)
|4 weeks 2 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.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||"The machine took my quarter,||
"The machine took my quarter, coach!" :-)
|4 weeks 3 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.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I love Drevno||
I love Drevno. Truly. Huge man crush. #confession
I have this hunch Drevno is the yin to Harbaugh's yang ... that there's a special chemistry between the two, and together we get more than the simple addition of the two.
The fist-bump GIF between Harbaugh and Drevno from last year stays in my mind ... there was something about the camaraderie of the bump that caught my eye. It said to me: "Okay, step one of world domination in place ... commence second phase."
All that said, Drevno is the master of saying nothing in a very pleasant way.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Interesting ... I'm using||
Interesting ... I'm using Firefox and I don't see the pictures in the OP.
Go to Chrome and I see them.
As for the font ... meh, let's wait to see what actually shows up. I can't believe Harbaugh would allow anything that detracts from the Michigan he knows and loves.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I like the Schembechler 5-2||
I like the Schembechler 5-2 "angle" picture:
Even embiggened it's fuzzy! :-)
Question -- back in the 1970's I remember Bob Ufer referring to Don Dufek as "The Wolfman" position. I'm guessing that was a free safety type. Any idea how that concept from back then might map to Brown's scheme?
|5 weeks 5 hours ago||Nerds being nerds||
I see this crap all the time in my line of work (technology, IT, etc.) ... some technical dweeb wants the room to know how smart he is, so he seizes on some tangential point and beats on it until either (a) someone acknowledges his brilliance, or (b) he's told to STFU.
|5 weeks 9 hours ago||"Interesting - 3 *, Tall,||
"Interesting - 3 *, Tall, 4.67 I bet JH sees all sorts of possibilities with him."
Starting with the Tight End position. :-)
|5 weeks 18 hours ago||Back in the early 1970's we||
Back in the early 1970's we were lucky to see maybe two Michigan games on TV all year. There was no Internet, no ESPN, no live streaming. There was WPAG and Bob Ufer.
And that was enough.
Many a Saturday I spent glued to the radio, listening to Ufer paint his word picture of the field and the action, me pacing back and forth in nervous anticipation of each play.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Two questions come to||
Two questions come to mind:
Q1 -- For the ILB spot, is pass coverage mostly slot guys coming across the zone? Or do ILB guys (or maybe even dudes) get other coverage assignments?
Q2 -- What makes for Josh's better pass coverage? Faster? More instinctive?