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|10 weeks 3 days ago||Franklin in Cure shirt and eyeliner. Awesome||
But the assessment of Speight seems a little harsh. The guy may not be pinpoint on every throw, but his ability to move well in the pocket seems like a huge asset that few of us likely anticipated, and one that doesn't show up on the stat sheet.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||I was wondering the same thing||
Curious to hear Brian's analysis, but it seemed like there were a lot of deep balls thrown to Darboh that he adjusted to very poorly. Not great throws, but throws where he didn't do much to help Speight out. I was frustrated Chesson didn't get a few more of those.
Darboh seems like a guy who always gets a lot of fall practice hype, but in games he still looks like a posession receiver to me, whereas Chesson looks like a more polished deep threat.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||They banned that?||
Have they also banned hoisting people and bobbing them for every point scored? I hope not.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||The knee-jerk condescension||
The knee-jerk condescension on this message board is getting obnoxious.
|43 weeks 6 days ago||If you go into it believing||
If you go into it believing "making your wife happy" = "having your balls removed" then you're in trouble. I'd argue being selfless and putting your wife's needs first makes you more of a man.
|48 weeks 5 days ago||Completely agree||
But most good teams/coaches don't have that slip up during such an important contest. Meyer and team went into that game knowing it would all but decide the B1G. It had been tee'd up all season, and GameDay was there. That's not the same as laying an egg mid-season against a sleeper.
|48 weeks 5 days ago||For a hyper-competitive guy,||
For a hyper-competitive guy, he and his team sure looked unfocused and unprepared during that MSU game. If it had happened on the road against a different team, it would make more sense to me. But all year he and his team knew MSU and UM would likely be the two games that would determine their season. To play like that at home is tough to explain.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Old News||
I'm outing myself here, but I wrote this exact story for TIME eight months ago.
At the time I actually tweeted it at Harbaugh. It was right around the time of his "candy ass" skim comment. My family now only eats/drinks full-fat dairy.
Also, kidding about this being old news. Most people don't realize dietary fat isn't a health concern, and this can't be reported on enough. As a nation, we're all counting calories and avoiding fat when we should be worried about processed carbs.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||And if you read the analysis||
And if you read the analysis of that poll, you would know Seth had labeled 'the official maize' , which he acknowledged skewed results. Once he removed that label, the majority of the voting went for a lighter shade of yellow/gold.
I thought we looked great Thursday. I would still prefer a slightly lighter maize, like the color Mich wore in Woodson's day (and basically for my whole lifetime). I'm not that pumped our colors are now indistinguishable from Cal, WVU, and several other schools.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||You can read it on your||
You can read it on your laptop using the free Kindle app. If you click on this link to my book, you'll see a button/icon right below my book's cover that says "Read On Any Device." Click on that, and Amazon will email you what you need to get the free app on your computer.
Thank you very much for checking it out. I can't say enough how much I appreciate everyone's support here.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Thank you. And yeah, please||
Thank you. And yeah, please get in touch when you get up here. I don't know any other Philly UM fans. We should get together for a game.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I lived in DC back in||
I lived in DC back in 2009-10, but I've been in Philly since. Otherwise I'd love to join up.
And to answer your second Q, yes I did try the traditional route. It's a very long, very arduous process, but certainly worth it if it pays off. After 18 months of querying agents, I was able to secure representation at a big NYC firm. While my agent said he was optimistic about my book's chances, the big publishers to whom we submitted the manuscript (Random House, Little Brown, etc.) said complimentary things but ultimately passed.
It's frustrating to think I could have had this book up on Kindle two years ago, but that's life. You hear about bestselling authors who struggled for years to break through, so I'm just going to keep at it and hope my day will come.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Anytime. The email I use for||
Anytime. The email I use for anything book related is [email protected]. Please get in touch.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||If you're talking about||
If you're talking about formatting services and that sort of thing, I handled everything myself, which was a huge time committment and probably not worth it. (I've since learned that I could have hired someone to format my manuscript for about $75, which would have saved me many days of work.)
If you want to learn all about self-publishing, the "writer's cafe" section of Kindle Boards is a phenomenal resource. Also, my email address is on my author site. Please get in touch and put MGoBlog in your subject line. I'd be happy to answer any questions I can about this or publishing traditionally.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I've always been interested||
I've always been interested in U.S. history, and I thought it'd be fun to weave some of that history into this genre. I like books that teach me something, even if it's just a beach read. So I started with the idea of a Constitution/Founder-obsessed killer, and went from there. Several years and many, many re-writes later, here we are.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Thank you very, very much. I||
Thank you very, very much. I hope you enjoy it.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Thank you very much||
And thanks for all the kind words here from everyone.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||That submarine is school-bus||
That submarine is school-bus yellow.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Still my favorite, minus the||
Still my favorite, minus the super-subtle piping
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Maybe I'm missing something,||
Maybe I'm missing something, but saying the jumpman logo will be on our apparell is not the same as saying it'll be on our uniforms. I'd guess it'll just be on warmup gear and sideline stuff, not the actual jerseys or pants.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Except a lot of people here||
Except a lot of people here supposedly wouldn't be cool with that shade of maize, at least according to that very flawed poll Seth put up.
I know I shouldn't blame Brian, but part of me feels his ardent (but lately unmentioned) quest for a return to some mythical maize-ier maize has turned us into MSU with their ever-shifting green. I wish he'd speak up and own it, now that it seems we're returning to an orange-hued maize we haven't worn in 30 years.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Neg Away||
And it's all subjective, but I think these look worse than the 'highlighter' maize Brian hates so much.
Watched the '97 season in review on B1G Network last night, and what Wodson et al. wore was a lot closer to what we had last season than to these orangey gold unis. I'm an '05 grad, so not such a youngun' anymore, but these don't look like Michigan colors to me. I feel like we're now indistinguishable from Cal and West Virginia, and that wasn't the case before.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Ren and Stimpy||
It's log, it's log,
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Yes||
It's easy to create a bunch of freaky symbols and allusions. It's a lot harder to tie them all together coherently in a way that's satisfying. In the end, they didn't even try. They just stole some creepy imagery from Se7en (dangling air fresheners) and turned McConnaughey and Harrellson's storyline into your classic love-hate buddy cliché.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Both agree and disagree||
I really enjoyed the metaphysical aspects in the first four episodes, but was disappointed (hugely) when the principal bad guy turned out to be your classic weirdo living in a shack in the woods. To me, the show didn't live up to the tremendous potential of its first four episods.
Season two seems bleaker, and doesn't have the esoteric setting and regional flair of season one (rural Louisiana versus a burb of Los Angeles). Also, Harrelson's friction with McConaughey provided some levity that this season doesn't have so far.
If this was a new series, and not True Detective, I probably wouldn't be that interested in keeping up with it after episode one. But maybe this one will finish stronger than it starts. (Does anyone else think the direction so far sucks? All those face close-ups at the end . . .)
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Exactly||
Editors write headlines, not reporters. And the editors wrote the headline, "Michigan football program broke rules, players say," which is factually false. So the editors are as complicit and involved as the reporters. A story that big with those implications does not go to press without many, many people signing off on it. I would bet no fewer than 15 people, including every sports reporter, plus the sports desk editors, managing editor, and executive editor, had a look and OK'd everything. If you know the newspaper business, you know a report like that implicates many more people than Rosenberg and Snyder.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||No||
As a journalist and a guy who wrote for a newspaper (in DC) when Stretchgate went down, the entire incident was so ethically and professionally disgusting that it's sickening to think people will just shrug their shoulders and forget about it. I wish I could come up with an appropriate analogy . . . maybe something along the lines of bankers who knowingly mislead clients and sell them junk investments to make a profit for themselves.
If these guys were gone from the Freep, I could understand giving the new reporters/editors a chance. But until that happens, no one should let these assholes off the hook for what they did. They never apologized or issued a retraction, even when it came to light that they'd eggregiously overstated things. And as another commenter brought up, they showed they were still willing to jump on UM with both feet when we announced a few minor violations a month or two ago. Seriously, fuck them.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Great Point||
No one argues UCLA, Cal, Santa Cruz, Davis, or any of the other UC schools are all the same. I think this only comes up with UM because of sports fandom.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||I think many people would||
I think many people would disagree with you. Unlike Berkeley and UM, UVA seems to have a much more extreme bias in favor of in-state applicants. I've heard it's nearly impossible to get in from outside of Virginia, but not too tough if you're in-state. I think you could make an argument for any one of those three for top public university.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Or maybe Harbaugh just wants||
Or maybe Harbaugh just wants more competition and more options at the most important position on his football team. We could go with that instead of bashing one of our own players.