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|2 weeks 2 days ago||Coming soon to Stadium Drive||
The big money boys in town had ponied up a pile of dough to keep Fleck here. Beauregard hinted that this money could still be on the table. But I don't think it would be for anybody but a big name, and I don't think Hoke is big enough. Might there be enough to lure the Hatter to Kalamazoo? He's already on record as saying his next job doesn't necessarily have to be at a Power 5 school.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Description||
JH demonstrates the classic shit-eating grin. Dantonio is beginning to master the Wayne Woodrow Hayes scowl.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||From one to another||
Very sad to hear this news. Though I rarely agreed with Drew, he was a colleague in the sense of being in journalism (my field since 1981) and a columnist (something I still get to do despite being kicked upstairs to management). As a columnist, he succeeded in the one essential task of that particular craft: he got you to read him. Prayers and condolences to his family, friends and co-workers.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Name that D||
Anything except the Brownshirts.
Actually, I've been on a Beatles jag lately. Therefore: The Blue Meanies.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||Powerless trio||
These guys were before the days of most of you, but there was a truly abysmal 70s trio called Sir Lord Baltimore. When they played the Fillmore, Bill Graham's reaction to them was, "Pus! Pus! Pus!" And he was right.
|42 weeks 3 days ago||Real world||
In the real employment world (especially in the skilled trades), there are non-compete clauses. My company has one and we just used it to keep one of our people from going to a competitor. That person still has the right to take his skills to any other company in our field. But damned if we were going to just let him go to the enemy. JB's first duty is to the program and the mission. Spike is a grownup -- he'll find a good place to land.
|42 weeks 5 days ago||U.P. fiction||
"True North" and "Return to Earth" are marvelous.
|44 weeks 2 days ago||Didn't happen||
A certain Sparty at work has been woofing about his team being in the tournament longer than my team. Reminds me of a story told by wrestler Paul Orndorff. The boys were riding from one town to the next and Tony Atlas said he could whip Mr. Wonderful. They got out of the car. Cue in Orndorff: "He said he could beat my ass. Didn't happen. Left him laying by the side of the road." Prone and bleeding. Just like our friends from EL.
|45 weeks 5 days ago||Jimi||
Tire tracks all across your shorts, I can see you've had your fun. (Gad, these things are horrible).
|48 weeks 3 days ago||For a good time||
Possible description of someone seeking a date on the Bama website: "My idea of a good time on a first date is to go out with you under the moonlight and poison some trees."
|49 weeks 5 days ago||Territories||
What is this, the old territory system of pro wrestling? They need to think of ways to outcompete and outthink Harbaugh. But instead, they will adopt their throwback position of badmouthing and throwing around wheelbarrows full of cash , er.... incentives.
|50 weeks 4 days ago||SSN||
Sookie sookie now!!!
|51 weeks 4 days ago||Two for the 80s||
"Everybody Wants To Rule the World" -- Tears for Fears
"Earn Enough For Us" -- XTC
|1 year 1 week ago||Lack of oversight||
This kind of thing will happen more often. Daily nedia organizations (such as MLive, the one I have personal experience working for) have flattened out their editorial/oversight/supervision structures under the belief that people can be completely trusted to post without errors of fact, libelous content or downright plagiarism. Not exactly working out for MLive (which just announced yet around round of staff cuts) or any other news organization where clicks trump accuracy.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Against my better judgment ...||
..I'm looking to see what the sage and seer, soothsayer and sage Tim Kawakami is reporting on this. The latest two names are Hue Jackson and/or Chip Kelly. At least in this case, we actually know those two gentlemen prefer the pro game. But I remember the warning of a real sage: "be not deceived. "
|1 year 2 weeks ago||A wrong guess||
You guessed incorrectly. I've been aware of the "historic attitude" for decades, but choose not to participate in that aspect of Sparty-bashing (the Moo U. and all of that). I won't bite the hands that feed.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||It gets old||
Iowans (and Wisconsinites and people from here in SW Michigan) get tired of the mockery of people who earn their living in agriculture. I've heard it way too much over the years: "rubes, bumpkins, hillbillies, dumb farmers," almost always from Chicago suburbanites. We smile, seethe, and keep producing food to nourish the ingrates in hopes they'll learn some manners.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Inspiration||
That SI cover gaffe will rouse Dantonio and his Spartans to kick the crap out of that evil Mick Saban.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Big Easy Brady||
Hope he gets this gig. But he'd better stay away from those waist-expanding beignets. Gumbo, however, is mandatory. And also jambalaya in moderation. And ham po-boys from Mama's.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||The key sentence||
"Endzone" is fine work and should be a text in sports management and business classes. There's one sentence that stood out among all the others: It's JUB's observation that Brandon "understood us and them but never understood we."
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Another opening closed||
Not that he would have been considered for this job, but I'm on Brady Hoke watch and thus far have not seen his name associated with any job opening at all, much less from a Power 5 school. Will he end up in Greg Schiano limboland? Anybody heard any buzz about The Clapper?
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Versatility unknown to mankind||
Is there anybody else you know of who can bust a nut, sing a fight song and lead the Lord's Prayer in the same night? That, by God, is how champions behave.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Grounded in faith||
I know Chad's family is grounded in faith. That doesn't make this easy at all, and at times like this my theology feels very inadequate. But in the end, it's a source of strength. Plus, I believe Chad got quite a welcoming reception. I can almost envision Bo with a football saying, "Hey kid, want to play catch?"
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Choices||
Looks like ol' Brady will have a lot of open jobs to explorre. The question is how many suitors will he have?
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Unfathomable||
I'll only comment on one of the penalties: the "illegal blcok below the waist," which was delivered in the side at about region of the kidneys. Right in front of two or three zebras. Is it eyesight? Is it lack of judgment? The sheer consistency and pervasiveness of the incompetence begs for attention in the off-season. Meanwhile, I wait with bated breath to see which crew shows up in A2 next Saturday.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Fuzzy memories||
Every time I see "bad gateway" it reminds me of some smoky old pool rooms I should have avoided.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Prayers||
Praying for the family and for the day when all of us on this dirt clod floating in space can quit fighting each other and gang up on cancer instead.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Insufficient evidence||
I cannot answer this question without access to the complete list of fake 40 times.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Old school paranoia||
I have a case of old school, Schembechlerian paranoia about this game. I always toook Bo to heart when he would say things like, "You'd better watch out for Navy" or "You'd better not take Northwestern lightly." The good thing is that JH heard Bo say all these things too and will have them white hot and ready.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Comical||
These jokers couldn't referee a game of Calvinball.