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|4 days 15 hours ago||He can fall back on his second job...||
...playing Nice Pete on Achewood.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Bread and Circus||
The quid pro quo of young men taking risks for money or the 'glory of the tribe' has been around a long, long time. Both sides (participant and viewer) are scratching deep instinctual itches here. The NFL knows this and will ride the money train until it craters. But, until that happens, there will always be young men to step forward and there will always be tribal members to watch.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||The greatest I ever saw...||
I know this sounds like more of the same, but there you have it. I saw him play all four years and from his first play (a punt return he almost broke against Northwestern), you could see he was electric. In the woodson v. carter debate, you could say that much of woodson's greatness was defined by what people didn't do when he was in the game, and perhaps that, when coupled with what he did on offense and when QBs were foolish enough to challenge him, makes him the greatest. But nobody could move on the field like A.C. He got open on anyone, and when he got the ball, you could see the fear of god in the secondary.
|6 weeks 16 hours ago||Which to I wear?||
The one I bought. I have a seriously large and round head (I have been called a 'White Pumpkin"), and the fitted wool Block M I have works perfectly.
|7 weeks 12 hours ago||Seriously?||
Valenti is just a hot take hack who found his niche by working a local school. Finebaum is a national 'voice' who toadies up to ESPN on the back of regional predjudices. His looks don't help, either.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Old timer here||
Too bad Louis Armstrong didn't record his best works (the hot five and the hot seven) in a time when albums were a thing. Roll up everything he recorded with the two iterations of his '20s band and you would have the most profoundly influential collection of the 20th century. Oh, wait, they did that...
To a (much) lesser extent, you could say the same thing about 1950-1958 Muddy Waters
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Preach it, Don||
I've seen all the guys mentioned here (except Marion Mottley, I'm not that old...), and Jimmy Brown (that's what he was called in his playing days) was the greatest of them all. Everyone in the league knew he was going to carry the ball, the play on the field was a lot dirtier, and I believe he is the only running back in NFL history to average over 100 yards/game for his entire career. He was a force of nature, no one else is even close. Gayle was a terror, too, but greatest ever lists should favor careers.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Tour de France||
I'm partial to watching those astounding athletes ride up mountains and risk their lives riding down. Three weeks of listening to that english guy and American Bob.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Well, it is a "non-Rose Bowl" game...||
For the combination of pagentry and tradition, it's hard to beat the Army-Navy game in Philly every December.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||This series of ads never failed to amuse me.||
I liked them all...
"If you are ready for me to unpimp your ride, say 'what?' "
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Feel like camping?||
Glimmerglass State Park in north of town, on the east side of Otsego Lake. I stopped there a decade ago and found it to be lovely. It's maybe 15 miles north of Cooperstown, but it will likely be booked, so check on reservations (don't remember how NY state parks handle such things - we had the place to ourselves in September). HOF is a fun place to visit if you have any appreciation of the long history of the game
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Love all the posts thus far...||
I would go with:
'50s: 1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa
'60s: 1967 Mercedes 300SEL 6.3
Now: 2017 BMW 750i
I really wanted to pick a 1957 M-B 300SL, but only one per decade...
|21 weeks 19 hours ago||I second that on counseling||
Just as addiction is stigmatized, so is the need for counseling. Please disregard any judgements from others (and particularly from yourself) about getting help. When I has some counseling, it was the best thing I ever did for myself. A good counseler will help you become aware of the parts of yourself that you wouldn't otherwise access. I would say the same thing about the support you can get from Al Anon. Accept help and don't judge.
As an aside, my problems somehow feel pretty trivial reading this post...
|24 weeks 12 hours ago||It's easy to get carried away...||
Good point about the disposability factor. I must not spend enough time at the gym...
|24 weeks 12 hours ago||Me Too||
I got a pair of the bluetooth Bose over the ear jobs for Christmas and they are very nice sounding. You can also take phone calls on them, too.
If you want near-perfect sound and don't mind dropping $250, The AKG K545 BOR are uncolored and flat across frequencies. They are not workout cans, though. AKG is a German audio electronics company, they invented the cardioid microphone.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||MG Midget||
It was my brother's, but he was kind enough to let me drive it for two years while he was away at school. It put proof to the statement "It's more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow".
|25 weeks 1 day ago||What is Hip?||
Settled by Tower of Power in 1973:
|34 weeks 16 hours ago||No love for the east?||
Certainly, the west dominates this list as it big and sparsly populated. If you want to celebrate a state which does the most in terms of desolation relative to its size, it is hard to top anything in Maine that is north and west of Bangor. Creepy lands owned by paper and wood concerns. Maine gets an 'A' for effort.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||I remember Alice Trumm...||
She was a kind and generous person. Back in the day, the University ran an 'experimental' school (University High School, the "Cubs of the Wolverines") out of the School of Education building on South U., and Mrs. Trumm, as we called her, taught us German. In the two years I took her class, she taught more than German, she taught us about life in Germany in the war years. As a young woman, she escaped Berlin, as the Russians advanced on it, rolled up in a rug in the back of a truck. Just one of the many reasons that Ann Arbor was a special place for lots of us to grow up in.
|35 weeks 2 days ago||Cartman called...||
|36 weeks 2 days ago||An saying as old as I am||
"It's more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow". Don't rule out a Miata and seriously consider the used car market if you're on a budget.
|37 weeks 20 hours ago||Hope he's having a pint about now...||
"By Grabthar's hammer... what a savings."
|1 year 6 weeks ago||A.C.||
But I love seeing Strinko mentioned. I lived with him for a while, and he was a sweetheart, as was his brother Greg.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Boxer Twin||
Lovely K-Bike. Try riding a Panigale for more than an hour and I'll bet your appreciation for what you have will rise. In addition to my aforementioned Valkyrie, I have owned a string of BMW Boxer RTs. The design and execution have magical qualities...
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/eager to see what first attempt to load an image looks like...
/looks like crap, is what it looks like. *sigh*
|1 year 8 weeks ago||'97 Valkyrie||
I am the original owner of a '97 Valk, and it can still stretch arms. maybe me and the Monster can have a tug-of-war?
|1 year 11 weeks ago||I pity the fool...||
...who never got to see AC in person. Every bit as electifying as Denard on teams running old-school offense.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Shower shaver here, done||
Shower shaver here, done mostly by feel. I also use the Mach 3, but am a strong believer in the badger-bristle brush and tube shaving creme. The best cremes I've found are from Geo. F. Trumper (on Amazon), an english outfit which produces a remarkably smooth shave. Sandalwood has a great scent, although they are all good (save, perhaps, their Lime scent). The Mach 3's are expensive, even at Costco, but I get weeks out of a blade and I don't care, as it is my face at stake here...
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Not much to add here...||
The place in Dexter (I think it's open Thursday-Sunday) is called "Hickman Hotel BBQ" and is quite serviceable. Generally superior Brisket. Satches has very good smoked sausages, occasionally good brisket. The best ribs I've had in a long time came from Plath's meat market in Petoskey. Their dry rub was unbelievable, although it is a bit of a drive...
Brisket is the king of meats. I learned this spring that there is such a thing as a brisket futures market, such is the growth in demand.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||I'm looking forward to a breath of fresh air||
Tomorrow opens a new chapter and I'm looking forward to being there with my football buddy of 50 years. Hopcat is certainly open for business and has a fine collection of brews. Hamburger I had there was good, too.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||So was Bill Lambeer...||
Perhaps he is an asshole, but he never ceases to entertain. In this way, he reminds me of some superstar athletes: self-absorbed, entitled, almost sociopathic. The please us (the consumer) in unique and extrordinary ways, but the press (and some of us) expect them to be unaffected by the adulation. If I had his combination of success and (apparent) fun at my job, I'd probably be a dick, too.