"Jim's a tough guy and you can see his personality is all over this football team," Fitzgerald said.
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|6 hours 1 min ago||We're a strange lot||
In any other context Bevo would be nothing but a side of beef in waiting.
Pluck one random cow out of a lineup, slap a fancy halter on him and give him a name with some Roman numerals and *presto* he's a reveared animal that we all hope doesn't die... from things that normally kill cows. They'll probably spend thousands of dollars trying to save him.
Meanwhile, we slaughter tens of thousands of other longhorns (that are essentially identical to him) so that we have steaks to grill at our tailgates... before our football games... where several thousand cheer for Bevo...
|1 day 15 hours ago||Totally. We need to go back||
Totally. We need to go back to the 1950's where everyone treated everyone else with complete and total respect... Unless you were black, or some other minority, or gay, or a woman... Or poor, or...
|1 day 23 hours ago||I'm part of a||
Spinal Tap tribute band.
...okay, this was last year's Halloween costume. I only *wish* I was in a Spinal Tap tribute band.
|1 day 23 hours ago||WOW.||
These are awesome! I started playing them and immediately recalled every line from both commercials. I must have recited those two commercials 1000 times when I was a kid.
|2 days 22 hours ago||I don't know about you guys||
...but I am totally going to Amazon and getting some Poo-Pourri.
|3 days 9 min ago||Nineteen Eighty SIX||
Why don't you jump into Marty McFly's Delorean and go have a look yourself?
It was so rude of the OP to mention this without providing a link to the wiki. ...from 1986...
I'm sure he's got plenty of digital pics on his 1986 smart phone. The whole collaboration was probably recorded digitally and downloaded to Youtube via his Apple IIc.
|1 week 3 days ago||It's just so "Lions" that two||
It's just so "Lions" that two big mistakes in this game come from a guy who introduces himself as "Big Play" Slay. Lions players have always been the poster boys for more talk than action. Celebrating a big hit on a receiver that just torched you for a 50 yard completion... Celebrating an 18 yard reception on 3rd and 20...
|2 weeks 3 days ago||As I recall||
As I recall, it was largely owned and operated by some of Bo's friends, and he had a piece of the ownership, and allowed his name to be used. When I was a manager the entire team went there prior to its grand opening as part of a "soft opening." It was basically a mid-level steak house without much that was special to offer, other than Michigan memorabelia all over. It was a step up from the Ponderosa it had been, but not by much. I worked for the Outback Steakhouse in A2 when I was in school, and Bo's was universally regarded as being dissappointing by the steak loving community. It didn't last long.
What I remember most is after we ate, the entire team went and saw "The Program," which Bo had a cameo in. Probably one of the few theaters where, after the "team" the main characters all played for actually lost, to MICHIGAN, the crowd erupted.
AND... I actually have one of those menus myself as a momento!
|2 weeks 6 days ago||"...various small persons..."||
Gotta love a context where 6'6" 230 lb is "undersized."
|3 weeks 22 hours ago||I wonder how many||
I wonder how many times in the past Brian has given a cummulative +4 to the defense on a 21 yard TD pass?
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I pulled the Michigan/Oregon double header||
I had the good fortune of getting to attend both our game and the MSU game. It was probably my third "double header." Taking in both atmospheres in a single day, especially multiple times, really allows for an even minded look at what works and what doesn't from two different venues.
I noted that several Oregon folks made the trip to both games and largely said that the visit to Michigan Stadium was wonderful from a "tradition rich" perspective, but that Spartan Stadium was far more intimidating. Taking Saturday's games in a vacuum this was undoubtedly true; but this was largely due to the relative time of day each game was played, the state of the programs involved, what was at stake in each game, etc. The electricity of MSU/Oregon was not matched by UM/OSU, nor would we expect it to be. I'd love these same folks to have taken in one of our UTL games and THEN made the comparison.
The intimidation factor at MSU was largely due to spontaneous crowd chants errupting at key points. RAWK Music definitely steps on the toes of the crowd in that respect... but you also have to wonder if there will be less piped in Journey for games where the crowd is particularly pumped up (like when we're back to having top 10 matchups of our own, routinely). If the crowd is psyched for a huge game I'd like to think the powers that be will ratchet down the AC/DC so the crowd can do its thing. Seems to me that the crowd dominated at the first Under the Lights game against ND. I'd also like to think that we hear more RAWK in situations where there is a sense that the crowd is flat.
Finally, (as we all know) MSU needs to pay the bills, so EVERYTHING is sponsored by someone, and they're thanking their "corporate partners" every 5 minutes. Plus they have field goal contests for money, find the nut under the football helmet, etc., which really breaks up the flow of emotion between quarters. Glad Michigan can get away with not having that stuff.
MSU's constant promos are largely "meh" during games that are also "meh," but in an awesome matchup like they had last week, that stuff always seemed to reduce the buzz a little.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||To the extent||
To the extent that his "99%" comment was about any one player, it may have something to do with their senior running back, Storm Barrs-Woods (all-name team), who was expected to start but was then abruptly declared" not ready" by Andersen and only got three meaningless carries.
It doesn't appear as though it was anything "physical" hence maybe this guy is getting some doghouse time.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||In all seriousness, not sure||
In all seriousness, not sure what you mean by "did not allow me to see the title upon sale." If you ASKED and they said "no" that should have told you all you needed to know. If you didn't "ask" then they didn't "refuse" anything. For being willing to purchase an "as is" item you presumably received some consideration, usually a deeply discounted price. The fact that there might be some trouble, or a lot of trouble, is the risk you take. Unless there was some form of ACTIVE deception on their part (like they showed you a false history) you're likely SOL.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||It's: the two best days for||
It's: the two best days for a boat owner are the day he buys it and the day he sells it.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Totally agree. The privileged||
Totally agree. The privileged white culture that tore up Tree Tops is completely out of control.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I heard JUB||
I heard JUB discussing Jay's "involvement" as well. I can't speak to that, but I was somewhat surprised to hear his name come up after all these years. Jay tried to be a student manager back in the early-mid 90's. None of us were sure how it even came about (he knew someone who knew Jon Falk I think). He lasted the first week of two-a-days and then got booted. He really just wanted to hang around practice, he didn't want to work... and was BLATANT about it; like, openly defiant when the head manager would tell him what his responsibilities were he'd just stare at him and shake his head like "you can't be serious." Such an odd deal. He'd show up to practice wearing leather deck shoes with no socks despite the fact that we were all isssued brand new Nike turf shoes to work in.
A few of the players knew him, but they didn't treat him all that well, in my opinion... and he didn't seem to notice; or didn't want to notice. I remember one story (true or not I can't say) where he was in a bar bathroom standing next to a certain offensive lineman at the urinals, just yammering and yammering, when the lineman just casually turned and started pissing on him. Jay was like "whoa! You're drunk dude!" and laughed it off. But according to the guy who witnessed it, it was clearly and entirely on purpose. It was like some players just let him hang around so they had someone to humiliate.
You would sort of feel bad for the guy, but then he'd come off so pompous, and would exagerate things, like his football accumen or his "connections" to prominent players, to such a degree that you'd just get mad at him... which then, later, made you feel bad for him all over again... like he had something really wrong with him.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Tapestry's Mr. Orange. <br>***wonderful***||
Tapestry's Mr. Orange.
|7 weeks 2 hours ago||but make no mistakes and switch up my channel,||
I'm Buddy Rich when I fly off the handle!
|7 weeks 2 hours ago||Bobby Morrisson||
Used to always say, just as practice was getting under way, "Time to get your piss hot!"
|7 weeks 3 hours ago||Need to be a coach?||
Because some of the stuff that used to come out of Jon Falk's mouth would win the contest hands down.
Funniest thing I ever heard coming from a coach... Les Miles... during a game our offense is coming off of the field after going three-and-out and Coach Miles comes walking down the sideline toward where the O-line is congregating and calmly says "hey... Rod Payne? Do me a favor son..." then he abruptly crouches into a faux blocking posture and explodes "BLOCK SOMEBODY!!!!! SOMEBODY! ANYBODY!! IT COULD BE ONE OF OUR OWN GUYS AT THIS POINT! I DON'T CARE! BUT BLOCK SOMEBODY!!!!"
|12 weeks 21 hours ago||Nu uuh||
That's Bay City.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Damn.||
It was Bayless. I get my douche media types confused.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Richard Sherman||
Harbaugh needs to take lessons from Richard Sherman on how to troll Cowherd. I recall an exchange between the two of them a year or two ago where Sherman just ignored questions and said "Who are you Colin Cowherd? What have you done? Nothing! I'm better at everything than you. I'm better at LIFE than you."
I loved it.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||At one time||
There was an Olga's in a tiny little stand alone building right in the State and Washington area that I used to eat at about twice a week (early-mid 90's). It replaced an old A2 institution, Gino's Burgers.
The Olga's went out of business while I was still in school and was replaced by a bunch of places that never quite caught on. I think B-Dubs is built on that spot now.
Whenever I see (or think of) Olga's I think of that little one that I used to visit on my way to the Frieze Building (which was the old Ann Arbor high school). North Quad is built there now.
**edit* I must have been writing this while Bringthewood was writing his. Same memories!
|16 weeks 6 days ago||What?!?||
1. You protect your face with your hands
2. For discussion purposes here no one has to "prove" she was aiming for her head. I think among the intellecutally honest its pretty much understood that this whole discussion is premised on the pretext of "IF the allegations are true and IF this coach was aiming for her head in retaliation..." Obviously there are two sides, obviously all the facts may not be known... obvious things are obvious. The article still paints a pretty bad picture. The witnesses apparently thought it looked pretty bad, and one of them is a parent with a daughter on the team. And, again, Jessica Beech doesn't "lose command" to that degree, especially in a BP session.
3. Getting beaned in the face/head with a ball thrown by a high level pitcher can cause significant damage regardless of the sport. No one needs proof or graphic images that a 60+ MPH softball pitch from 43 feet could severely injure someone. It's even more egregious when its coming from one of your own coaches, in BP, and allegedly on purpose. One of my softball pitchers broke the nose of an opposing batter last year which required 2 surgeries to correct. This was U-10.
4. I could care less that this involves MSU. My feelings are the same regardless. In fact, I watched Jessica Beech pitch a lot in HS and I'm kind of a fan of hers. She was the best player in this area by a mile when she was in HS. I'd give her the benefit of the doubt, personally, but again, the facts as they've been presented thus far don't look good.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||and lets not forget||
|16 weeks 6 days ago||What?!||
Throwing at someone's head is never ok, never has been. Beaning someone in the body from time to time, sure, it happens but there is a culture and some unwritten rules about it. And we're talking player v player on OPPOSING TEAMS.
There is no precedent for a COACH to throw at one of their OWN players heads, especially a coach that throws like Jessica Beech. If that ball had connected with that players face... JESUS.
She'd look WORSE than this:
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Living in the Lansing area||
I have occasion to pick up MSU's student newspaper from time to time. There was an article a couple of months ago that was very critical of MSU's softball coach and program, and the althletic department in general, for not emphasizing other sports to the extent of basketball and football, and basically accepting mediocrity. This coach may already be feeling some heat.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Ya...||
if Jessica Bograkos is the former Jessica Beech, the pitcher from Okemos, then ya, she is definitely not someone you want throwing at your head. She can bring it. She's no shlub off the street who can "kinda pitch," she doesn't "lose command" too often...
|17 weeks 1 day ago||aaaaaand....||
Now you know why I'm back in Michigan, living in my tiny house in my tiny neighborhood, and MUCH happier.