Hoke and Mirrors
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|2 years 2 weeks ago||Your solution...||
If I were interested in keeping my flag from fading I would use a UV protection product made for fabric similar to this: www.rayandrain.com
I've never desired to keep anything outside my home from fading, so I can't say that the specific product linked above is effective, but if you look online enough, you're bound to find something that gets solid reviews for protecting fabrics like a Michigan flag.
I don't think your only option is to accept that your flags will just wear out every year...at least put up a fight and save some cash.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||I absolutely must know if||
I absolutely must know if your avatar is of a replica or authentic helmet that is available for purchase somewhere on the internet...
If it is, could you post the link where you found it?
|2 years 4 weeks ago||It's highly likely that their||
It's highly likely that their tattoos would have been very expensive.
It depends on the artist's reputation for good work, the shop he/she tattoos for, the number of hours/visits it takes to complete the job, etc.
It's like taking your car to the shop- they'll charge you for diagnostics (custom art mock-ups), parts (ink), and labor (time in the chair).
Pryors tattoos, which look to be pretty good work (quality ink, not the message), probably would go for somewhere between $1200-$2000. I'm assuming it doesn't stop at his shirtsleeve and runs over his back- if it does, that's where the high end number comes from...
Lewan is probably looking at somewhere $400-$700, again depending on the artist, etc. Also, I'm only considering what's visible in his pic- those tattoos don't seem like the type that you could assume run up his arm and over his back...
When you know how much tattoos can cost, it's kind of suspicious when you see a 20 year old kid walking around with $2000+ in ink on his upper torso...
|2 years 4 weeks ago||And he was, you know, scared||
And he was, you know, scared for his players...
|2 years 4 weeks ago||It's one of my favorite as||
It's one of my favorite as well- it's basically what was printed on a shirt given to me at a very young age...that's what started me on the path to becoming a Michigan fan.
Anyway, I basically tried to find the best image of it that was available online which ended up being a picture of a t-shirt on M-Den I believe... I took a screen shot and then touched it up in MS Paint until I had just the logo with no distortions...
On yet another note- I live in GR, MI but I'm from Dayton (specifically Trotwood)...
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Isn't this the same guy who||
Isn't this the same guy who was voluntold to leave his job at an Ohio radio station?
Nothing like dismissing a guy for not being a homer and then seeing his opinion reach the masses anyway...
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Would it not be in their best||
Would it not be in their best interest at this point to just fire him and get it over with?
Surely dragging it out and making the NCAA force your hand will be worse for the program...
If they cut him loose now, they'll have the benefit of partially dissipating the dark cloud hanging over their program (at least in appearance)...they'd also have the huge benefit of getting a new coach at a time when he can build some momentum going into the season. At least hire an interim coach or something like that.
Also, if anyone else like Smith or Gee can be implicated in all of this, you've got to believe they are at this very moment considering ways to cover their tracks. They're probably looking for a way to get rid of Tressel before the hounds are onto their scent....
It's a bad situation as it is- the way they appear to be dragging it out will only make it worse for all parties.
Nothing good can come from letting Tressel remain as head coach for even another day.
However, I'm enjoying what seems to be half-hearted defiance and denial...it'll make the final consequences that much more severe.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||I'm ALL IN for PosBangAThon||
I'm ALL IN for PosBangAThon 2011!
EDIT: Am I the only one who can't PosBang??
|2 years 4 weeks ago||I'm a year younger than||
I'm a year younger than you...
I've followed your stuff for a pretty long time- before I knew of MGoBlog, I would watch your videos on YouTube.
The reason I mention those things is that before knowing how old you were, I totally assumed you were some dude in his 50's who figured out how to use YouTube and convert/upload all your old VHS tapes to YouTube.
Knowing that you're only about 30ish is kind of a surprise- considering your excellent work documenting Michigan Football...
|2 years 4 weeks ago||I don't think it's as major a||
I don't think it's as major a stretch as you're saying it is...sure, he doesn't only win by cheating- you still have to prepare and coach. But there are a lot of athletes at tUOS right now that were highly sought after recruits before they committed.
You have to consider this outside the context of a few tattoos.
What exactly is going through the minds of recruits who see cash and free tattoos flowing like milk and honey? My guess is that adds up over time to create a very real competitive advantage.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||If there's one person who||
If there's one person who could do it, it would be Chunkums...
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Do they consider special||
Do they consider special circumstances like having 2 coaching changes in 3-4 years?
I would say our situation could soon fit the letter but not the spirit of the law...
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Not the Alphabet||
Not the Alphabet version...
Alphabet soup didn't sound as good.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||The reason we're discussing||
The reason we're discussing polo-shirt colors, mere "feelings" of alumni players, and press conference appearances is because with Hoke, that's all there is to talk about so far.
I'm not saying it's justified (I don't mind it...), but it doesn't seem like that big of a deal when basically 75% of the program is and will be an unknown until halfway through the coming season...
In unrelated news, Hoke claims he never eats the letters "O", "H", or "I" when he cracks a can of Spaghetti O's...this is a man who gets it.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Projected comments due to||
Projected comments due to projection of comments: 38
|2 years 5 weeks ago||I'll give it a few more||
Thanks for the info.
I'll give it a few more days...no reason a cancellation should take two weeks, but I'm not in the mood to fight over 7.95...
If they need my money bad enough to drag my cancellation past the next payment cycle, they can have it...
|2 years 6 weeks ago||In no way is this intended to||
In no way is this intended to make fun of your sibling:
Your little brother went to State.
That is all.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Whoever is negging you||
Whoever is negging you apparently has a sweet sun chest tattoo...
|2 years 6 weeks ago||In light of the recent||
In light of the recent revelations, I'm curious just how right Clarett might have been when he was spewing all that stuff about the program...
No one took him seriously because of his growing antics.
But one has to wonder how much that was fueled by the program's public denial and behind-the-scenes shunning by good ol' St. Tressel.
To be sure, Clarett was volatile- but I would not be surprised at all if he grew increasingly shut out and lonely only making him that much more of a loose cannon.
Tressel was probably secretly glad Clarett sunk his own ship- if he hadn't, maybe people would have looked a little closer at the Almighty Unblemished Vest.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Ah, but would you then jump||
Ah, but would you then jump to represent the newest Bolivian resident?
If so, it would appear that you are attempting to drum up business for yourself...
|2 years 8 weeks ago||There may not be a better||
There may not be a better term for a crappy car than "jalopy". Srsly.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Accounting for the time it||
Accounting for the time it took me to find it on YouTube, it's a little more like 2-3 min...
|2 years 9 weeks ago||I'll get right on it!||
I don't know what Cicero looks like, but if you told me this was him, I'd totally buy it:
"Mr. Tressel, I mean jt, if you're ok with me calling you that...I sure hope I'm not wasting your time with all those secrety emails!
Thanks a bunches for this photo! All my friends will be sooo jealous!!!"
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Northland and||
Northland and Plainfield...
|2 years 11 weeks ago||I dislike Dantonio more||
I dislike Dantonio more because he's a total asshat, but his mistakes were more on the judgment call side of things.
Tressel however, broke rules that, no matter how you slice it, were totally clear- and then he lied.
Based on that, I have to say that the intent to deceive is worse than a lack of context.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Here's what I will never||
Here's what I will never understand:
When something egregious happens in sports, and everyone knows it happened, and there's evidence, and it's obvious, and there's no doubt, and it's not in question, and...(you get the point)...why is it so impossible to simply go back to the moment the issue occurred and right the wrong?
Why can't the refs come back out on the court, set the clock to 1.7 seconds and give the ball to Rutgers?
Why can't they check the monitor replay (even in a safe place just to be sure) and verify that something ridiculous did not occur?
The most frustrating thing to me is not the bad call- it's the apparent willingness of everyone to accept it as something that cannot be changed. If the real goal of the officials is to ensure fairness, why in the world would they not be concerned enough to make sure they got it right? Again, bad calls are not the issue- that's human. But it's 'Get a Brain! Morans' stupid to see it, and then stand by it.
As Mike & Mike stated this morning, everyone acts like "them's the breaks" and oh well, crappy call but can't do anything about it.
WHY? Just imagine what it would be like if every other part of society abided by this type of mentality: Well sir, it's now known that you in fact did not commit that crime...but the trials already been held and you were found guilty soooo, I guess next time we'll have to try harder to get it right.
Maddening. Absolutely maddening.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Does this mean that the guy||
Could this mean that the guy who wrote this article may have been on to something but only had a few pieces of a puzzle that didn't make sense on their own? He may not have known what he was really looking at at the time...
I'd think it's plausible that what he heard were the beginning rumblings of this but he only had bits and pieces- during that time, there may have been an OSU effort to squash anything that could come out about it and he eventually had to retract his prediction...
It could be that it just took a few months for the info to trickle out to connect all the dots- maybe the guy was right and didn't even know it...
|2 years 11 weeks ago||What company are you an||
What company are you an employer for and may I list you as a reference when I apply there?
May I also request to be placed under your direct supervision at the time that I am hired?
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Strokes fans should check out||
Strokes fans should check out Howie Beck's Reptilia cover...makes me want to get Room on Fire back out and give it another 10-12 plays...
|2 years 11 weeks ago||I would agree that many||
I would agree that many recruits could care less about the actual all-time numbers. But the actual all-time numbers are a large part of what gives a program it's national lasting image (something recruits care very much about).
This is where State fans like to ignore stats when they aren't very attractive for MSU.
And, nothing wrong with you thinking that, but saying that recruits don't care is your justification for throwing the all-time record out the window...
On that point, I would say almost all fans care to some degree about the all-time record. If they don't, they either don't follow all that closely, or they are looking for a reason to not care (State).