this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|1 day 7 hours ago||Mazdaspeed 3||
I currently own is very fast. Under 6 s to 60, with a top speed of 155 (I've only had up to 110, need to take it to a track). I also drove my dad'd boss'ferrari mandial, but it wasn't amazingly fast (and earned a bad rep). It was the first car I took over 100 mph.
I just drove my mom's 1990 miata this weekend, and I definitely noticed the lack of power, especially when my friend came over in his almost 500 hp Challenger loaner (he works for a car magazine). Still fun to drive, but had to get used to keeping the pedal down more through corners.
My first car I drove was a 1989 pontiac lemans, which was a great car, as it was dirt cheap used for my parents to buy for a winter car, had a lot of room to fit 5, got great gas, and had zero maintenance issues (also no power anything). I'm sure that it was probably a lot slower than I remember it. especially compared to the power that all cars have now days.
|6 days 8 hours ago||Great points||
This was an in depth analysis, but I had a hard time with the ypc for Green and how I remember his production. When you mentioned that he got a lot of his yards against Miami (ntm) and App State, and his numbers against power 5, I think it tells the real story.
I'm still in the crazy thought process that Antonio Whitfield is also going to sneak on the field and make some plays (just not the every down back).
|6 days 8 hours ago||Holland State Park||
If you drive fast, you can get there in 2 hrs 15 min. The beach is great and you can go watch the boats go through the harbor. Just make sure you get there early, caus the park fills up by 9:30-10. There are also a lot of small beaches in Holland, like Tunnel Park, that are nice as well. Hollands downtown is nice as well.
Lake Michigan is colder this year than it usually is. I'll be heading there this weekend, so will know more, but just be aware of that.
|1 week 3 hours ago||How would it work||
for the rest of the team?
|1 week 3 hours ago||Agree||
I'm sure it's the same, but in undergrad, if you didn't have a house by mid fall, you were probably not getting a good house. So grad students, who get in later, need good housing opportunities, and this is far better than 99% of housing in A2.
I'm also basing on pricing from 15 years ago, which is probably not accurate either. If this includes utilities and cable and internet, its probably a grat deal, amazing facilities, and great location.
|1 week 4 hours ago||Reminds me of the movie Invincible||
When the new coach (Dick Vermeil) for the eagles told the hot shot players that considering their record the previous year, they should all be worried about their positions on the roster.
One of our (Michigan fan's) favorite quotes is "Those who stay will be champions" comes from almost the same situation.
|1 week 5 hours ago||Those Dorms||
wow, those are well thought out and amazing facilities. $850-$900/ month doesn't sound like grad student affordable though. Maybe prices have gone up since I was in A2, although those are far nicer than anything i lived in in my 5 years.
|1 week 8 hours ago||Grew up with opposite||
I grew up in Holland and the area was growing like crazy in the 90s. Zeeleand (next town over) built a brand new school that was too small by the time it was done. My school district built a brand new 8-9 building because we were too large for 4 grades in the HS and now have a brand new HS, with the old HS becoming a second middle school. So two High Schools and two Middle Schools.
As a new parent, trying to pick places to live based on school districts is a lot tougher than I thought it would be.
|1 week 8 hours ago||Last Year was a step back||
from Elite to Very Good. They lost a lot in the season before. Last year the offense was better and helped for the drop in defensive performance. I would assume they continue to have a VeryGood defense this year, but not elite like the two years previous to last year.
|1 week 1 day ago||Pontiacs Lineup||
was probably as good as I could remember when they got shut down. They had the 1st big CUV (outlook) that three other GM brands use. The G8 was awesome. The solstice was cool. I didn't like the G6, but it was the strongest it had been since I can remember, with cars people seemed to like.
|1 week 1 day ago||Well||
He was surrounded by beautiful models that were playing in a volleyball tournament that weekend, so that may be making my memory a little hazy. This also wasn't prime Pauli Shore. This was 2001, out of the spot light, beer gut Pauli Shore, which probably makes my not very impressive one time celebrity meet even less impressive.
Now the trip I remembered so fondly is ruined :(. Damn you internet. Damn you to hell.
|1 week 1 day ago||McFarlane's batman and spiderman||
were awesome as a kid. I just really liked how he drew those characters. My brother liked spawn, but I couldn't get into them.
I had some Flash, 90s X-men, and Captain America comics.
I always had individual comics and never the series though, so I rarely followed the whole story line. I think most of my comic book hero knowledge comes from the cartoon series. Like the 90s X-men show and spiderman series as well as the batman animated series. There were some avengers and spderman and friends shows in the 80s that I watched as well.
|1 week 1 day ago||Junior Year||
Three of us went on spontanious trip down to Miami. Was one of the best times I ever had. Meeting a Canadian boy band and Pauli Shore. Trying to get into a bunch of clubs and bars when two of us were 20.
Not one bad memory from that week, and lots of great stories. I've found that the less planned the vacation or trip, the better overall it will be.
|1 week 1 day ago||At first I thought||
you were the author, until I got to the bottom and realized you posted earlier that John Bacon had posted that on twitter.
I still have to get the 4th and long book. Kids really cut into your free time/ reading time.
|1 week 1 day ago||Fixed||
can someone just figure out exactly what this kid('s mom/dad/uncle) wants and give it to him? Let's be bad, just this once.
I swear, it always seems to be the parents, or a gaurdian figure who have a change of heart. Only time this fell through was with McDowell, which, as much as a bummer for Michigan, was right for him.
|1 week 1 day ago||Pontiac G8 was a great looking car||
I was bummed that pontiac had to go, just based on that car.
|1 week 1 day ago||Honda Odyssey||
Why the weird damn window. Keep your damn lines straight
I actually have this issue with a lot of car lines. Is it too much to ask that a car line have a start and finish and make sense.
I also hate most Lexus cars. The always look like they have no form and are all off white and beige. And are boring to no end. (Ithink the lexus F or something is the one exception).
|1 week 1 day ago||I really like the way||
the volvo SUVs look especially this new generation. Didn't know anyone considered them green. I never knew anyone who though t Volvo's were any good on gas.
|1 week 1 day ago||Mustang*||
|1 week 1 day ago||Suprised Spartan bob took so long||
To show up on here. I remember I had been up late the night before drinking and finishing an ME350 project and then having to go in early on a Saturday morning to present the project. So pretty tired and that put me over the edge. Stupid Spartan bob and stupid Tj ducket.
|1 week 2 days ago||Me the same||
Me the same
|1 week 2 days ago||Beat me too it||
but that was a really fun game to watch. I am pretty sure Brady Quinn was close to tears.
I think Lloyds last game, mentioned above, was one of the most fun games to watch. That offense was amazing that game.
In person game was the 2009 ND game. Wish Tate hadn't flamed out, cause he was a fun player to watch.
|1 week 3 days ago||Saw a big fight there in 90s||
It kept going.
Think it was a few games after ken Griffey jr stopped a hitting streak in games. Was maybe 12 so didn't notice it was a shithole
|1 week 6 days ago||Cool||
I am looking forward to coaching my boys in soccer in a few years. Not really looking forward to dealing with the other parents. When they are young, my main goal is to get them excited about playing and enjoy the game and sports and competition in general.
|1 week 6 days ago||Just a guess||
Your School is Michigan State?
|1 week 6 days ago||Well||
He did skip town on Sparty before the bowl game, so technically before he had finished his season.
|1 week 6 days ago||Hey||
3rd highest paid school in Indiana is still pretty good. Notre Dame can always make fun of Ball States tv money.
|2 weeks 1 hour ago||Push Start||
We used one car to push the other to get it up to speed.
I worked with an engineer who drove a stick right after college who would put it into neutral when he pooped the clutch. I was amazed that he was both an Engineer and a stick driver, and thought that was how you could start a car by popping the clutch.
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||Sticks on hills||
My mom took me to a hill in Holland that didn't have any traffic and we practiced getting off the brake and onto the gas/ friction point in clutch. I'm glad I got to practice with no one around.
My stall through an entire green light story: My mom kept telling me to give it more gas. I was adamant I was giving it a lot of gas. Turns out I was in 3rd and not 1st (I can handle that now, but not as a new driver). My friend did the same thing when he got his WRX in college. Except he had a bunch of girls laughing at him stall after stall.
|2 weeks 6 hours ago||You're in luck||
Except for the affordability thing.
Most high performance sports cars come in automatics with paddle shifters. Automatics, with the 7 and 8 speeds, and dual clutches, are now performing better in acceleration and mpg. I do believe that manuals will become even more scarce with the advancment in automatics becoming the better performer in both high end and low end vehicles.