- Member for
- 3 years 22 weeks
- Rick Leach
- Anthony Carter
- Chan Henne/Mike Hart
- Charles Woodson
|14 weeks 6 days 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.
|17 weeks 3 hours 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*
|17 weeks 3 hours 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?
|20 weeks 23 hours 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.
|22 weeks 5 days 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...
|23 weeks 4 days 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.
|34 weeks 4 days 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.
|35 weeks 6 days 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.
|43 weeks 20 hours ago||On the other hand...||
The greatest pro I ever saw was Jim Brown. He was the original Beast, and he was beastly on every play.
|44 weeks 1 day ago||Why give up?||
Oops. Double post.
|44 weeks 1 day ago||Why give up?||
You're still in your twenties, your year in LA taught you useful things that are less useful in Mercer County, and you should be thinking of getting off the mat. If the place looks 'dead end' to you now, what's it going to look like in 20 years? Dust yourself off and jump back in the ring.
|44 weeks 2 days ago||If you're defining this gig||
If you're defining this gig by 'influence', it's about time Hendrix showed up. He was and remains the standard. Other influences:
40s - Muddy Waters - brought electricity and stage presence to the blues, also Howling Wolf
50s - Chuck Berry brought black blues licks to a bunch of white folk. Buddy Holly showed them all that they could be goofy lookingl, but still get girls through rock and roll. He also showed them that you could write, produce, and perform your own music
60s - Dylan was a poet, but Hendrix and Eric Clapton (Cream) played the rock and roll that electrified guitarists.
70s - Jeff Beck was there first (Truth) was there before Jimmy Page, but I like Zep. Too bad The Allman Brothers don't get mentioned here, too.
80s - Generally speaking, not as strong as the other decades, but the Clash, Talking Heads, and how can you leave out Tupac and NWA?
90s - Radiohead, Nirvana/PJ, Metallica
00s - I liked Porcupine Tree, but what the fuck to I know? I'm too old for this shit...
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Receiptions aren't everything...||
Apart from Desmond's two best years showing up at the bottom of the list, where's the love for AC on this thread? He was the most exciting player I've ever seen in a Michigan uniform.
- 3 time All-American
- Braylon 1st in career yards (3500 and change), 14 yds/catch, TD every 6.46 catches
- AC 2nd in career yards (3000 and change), 19.1 yds/catch, TD every 4.35 catches
It's a different passing game now, but in terms of dominance when they played, nobody comes close to AC.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Yep, Seabron was a freshman.||
Yep, Seabron was a freshman. Those were glory days in terms of the beatings Bo would put on teams. It wasn't out of malice, just about getting them ready for Ohio. I don't have specific memories of my first game, other than it was in the '63-'64 timeframe. I seem to remember playing Navy with Staubach behind center, but I could be wrong. My first specific memory of an entire game was sitting through the rain when Ron Johnson lit up Wisconsin in '68. Before that, I was sidetracked by all the 'Adult' diversions, like seeing really drunk people in public for the first time.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Was there myself||
Tha draconian metal stadium rising out of the mist. Dadrion Taylor's caree-ending hit on a PSU receiver. Total defensive domination.. The muddy 'parking lot'. The best road game I ever went to.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Another "best"||
While there wasn't anything to take away in punt coverage, the kickoff (and there was a large sample) coverage was significantly better. I don't recall seeing anything returned beyond the 25, except for the one which wound up back at the 10 by dint of penalties. I know it was CMU, but everyone was pushing it out past the 30 last year. More good use of burnt redshirts.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Section 12, row 52||
The play came at us. AC was the best offensive threat I ever saw in the winged helmet. You held your breath when he touched the ball. Bo used to run him on a delay 15 yard crossing route, and opposing safeties would play deep, he would get the ball running loose because the corner could never stay with him.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||At least the media was on top of the story...|
|2 years 21 weeks ago||With regard to 'Camp vs. Game' evaluation,||
It seems to me that there is a component of evaluation accuracy which relates to position groups. I think that positions which are biased towards one-on-one matchups in a game setting are easier to replicate in a camp setting. This would make WR/CB evaluation at camps a more realistic proposition. The closer you get to the box (linemen, QBs, linebackers) or the more your position is intrinsically reactive to line play (FS/SS/RB), the harder it is to recreate the game speed and teamwork in a camp setting. So, I feel pretty good about Canteen and Watson.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Alas, it is true||
Jim Smith dropped the ball right in front of us, he had 5 yards on the cornerback, and the safety had no angle. Leach put it over his right shoulder (he was running down the left sideline), and the ball went right through his hands. The image is burned in my memory. We had been battling all game against a Purdue offense featuring some running back named Dirking (Scott?), who ran for like 200 yards on us, and Jim's catch was going to put is all right. Sigh.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Also - 'E' for Elliot, Pete||
Also - 'E' for Elliot, Pete and Bump
|2 years 31 weeks ago||How 'bout some old-timers?||
'B' - Bennie (Oosterban and Friedman)
'G' - Germany (Schultz)
'N' or 'S' - Neil Snow
'W' - Willie Heston or Wistert (too many to list)
'K' - Kramer
|3 years 9 weeks ago||Almost never fumbles the ball...||
I remember a terrifying stretch of "Gallon back to receive the punt..."
|3 years 11 weeks ago||It isn't about a 'Man Card'||
It's about how you spend your precious time as a collection of (mostly) coherent molecules. I avoid watch anything that features:
- people who in no way resemble a normal group of people
- people doing things that in no way are what people normally do
- overt manipulation of the viewer's concept of what consititutes 'desireable'
- people collected for purposes of artificial games or public humiliation
While I am a sucker for action movies (violates the first two groundrules), overall, I'd have to say I'm pretty boring. But, at least I retain my self-esteem.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||He was a friend of my dad's||
My father was a pretty good diver in college, and he got to know Mr. Kimball when we moved into the area in '59. He taught us trampoline moves when we were kids. I was pretty young, but I do recall being frightened by his intensity.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Even an old guy can learn||
/would doff hat if wearing one....
I know when I got out of Michigan, I wanted to make a buck, pocket some cabbage, you know, earn a living. I was pretty self-centered, as were most of my associates. Mr. Odoms is giving and leading right out of school, and that is something the Michigan Football family can be proud of. If he can instill just a part of that in the lives of the people this project will touch, who knows what blossoms? Visit the desert after a rainfall and see what just a little water can do.
I made my contribution, but consider it fair payment for the lesson Mr. Odoms would teach.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||What the civilized man will be doing||
A couple of us will be in the back of parking lot #4, but I have no more specifics than that a pick-up is involved and my buddy's preferred location is in the back. Man, am I looking forward to this. Win or lose, I'm betting I'll be proud of Team 133 when all is said and done.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Here's to old luxury||
I have driven a lot of different units over the years, ranging from domestic to Japanese to European. All have their qualities and will suit someone's purposes, but that is the trick, isn't it? Buy a car you want to drive, since you're going to be sitting in it for thousands of hours. Life is too short for anything else. Cost is less of an issue if you dip into the used car pool, which has become my favorite swimming hole. I have come to love used Mercedes, particularly E-class sedans (I'd love a wagon, but they are hard to come by and relatively overpriced). Buy one with 60K on the clock, find a local mechanic, and be happy every time you get behind the wheel.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||Perspective is a good thing||
What's up with all this recruting hyperventilation? (F5, F5)? I love the class that Hoke is putting together (F5), but when, and if, and of them play as freshman, the sense of euphoria is going to be replaced by the realization that they play like Freshman (F5). How many Freshman have come in and light it up?
and probably a few others. This is out of, what, 800+ freshman who came in since 1975. (5? F5!) We would do well to remember that for every great play a rookie makes, you will see 10 instances of missed reads and confusion.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||Passing Judgement||
The capacity to convert reality lies within all. Your keen observation concerning authoritarian personalities might be extended to judgemental people, e.g. homophobes. Binding what could eventually described as a form of self-loathing to passing judgement is a common enough practice, e.g. "you hate in others what you most hate in yourself"