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|9 hours 6 min ago||How is she "on pace"?||
She's had a great 4 year run. Phelps has dominated for almost 2 decades.
Phelps is the most decorated Olympian in history. He won 6 golds in Athens and then followed that up with 8 golds in Bejing, and then picked up 4 more golds in London.
So sure, Ledecky has been great. But she has 1 Olympic gold so far. When she wins about 6 golds in Rio we can talk about her being "on-pace" for passing Phelps, and even then it would be a long-haul to catch him.
|10 hours 8 min ago||I was going to ask the same thing||
What the hell is AP Algebra? I muddled my way to a 3 on the AP Calc exam. Never heard of AP Algebra.
Calc classes at UM were a total bitch. Only time I'm ever failed an exam in my life.
|10 hours 19 min ago||LOL Whatever||
Algebra is unbelievably useful. I probably use it more in life than anything else I learned in school past the 5th grade.
|1 day 21 hours ago||Uh no.||
Aviles has an OPS of .533. You could put any random piece of trash out there and get that type of production.
Going from All-Star level offense and defense at 2B to trash isn't a great idea unless the return haul is just amazing.
|2 days 6 hours ago||The Tigers in 1989?||
They went 59-103 and Sparky had to take a leave of absense for depression because of all lthe losing.
Or are you talking about a different year?
|3 days 21 hours ago||The only time||
Michigan maize is "orangy-yellow" is in over-processed photos. People see those and think they are accurate, but they are not. I was at those games with Desmond, AC, etc. and I know for a fact that they didn't have orangy-yellow helmets on.
|3 days 21 hours ago||Hell, look really closely at Harbaugh's jersey||
The Maize on Harbaugh's helmet and away jersey are DIFFERENT. They helmet is a darker yellow than the jersey stripe. Michigan has always had consistency issues with their maize color.
That being said, I think the maize color on the Harbaugh helmet photos is about perfect, and that is a lighter color maize than what we wore last year.
|3 days 21 hours ago||Blog has been both right and wrong||
While the blog WAS right that the Maize in the last few years before 2014 HAD gone Highlighter yellow, the blog IMO was dead wrong that the Maize last year was some sort of "return" to anything Michigan had worn before, at least in the sense of anything in modern times.
What it WAS was a return to the yellow that you see in over-processed photos taken in the 70's 80's and 90's where the yellow is way over-developed. Those photos don't represent reality though. Michigan never actually wore that color. Yes the color was darker than what you saw in say 2013. No, it was never the 2015 Maize.
Personaly, I'd like to see us return to the color in that 1985 shot above with Harbaugh. That shot is IMO, pretty much exactly right. But there seems to be a mob of alumni now who are convinced that we used to wear mustard, when we actually never did. I've been going to games since the late 70's and I'm 100% sure of this.
I can't tell you fore sure what we wore before 1978. But I know we never wore 2015 Mazie back then.
|6 days 7 hours ago||Well||
When you are talking about upper-level projects in UM Engineering, they can be worth a huge chunk of your overall grade for the semester, and the difference between getting done and not getting done can be an A and a D or an F. That is a bit more than just "studying".
Yeah, I won't deny that I screwed up the time management aspect that caused me to have to stay up for over 2 days straight to finish the projects, but I don't for a second regret doing it.
|6 days 9 hours ago||Yeah I'm trying to decide the same thing||
Figure the market will bounce back because this is an obvious overreaction. Just don't know if it will Monday or later.
|6 days 16 hours ago||Aporoximately 54 hours||
Did it twice in college for projects and have done it once since. I start hearing stuff around hour 50. Not voices or anything crazy--just like noises in the room next door like someone is working in there even though the room is empty. Around hour 54 I am just done. Cannot possibly stay awake anymore, even with a Mountain Dew IV.
|6 days 18 hours ago||I got a reality check||
on basketball players when I got to stand next to Isiah Thomas and Joe Dumars at a MIchigan game once. I mean, those guys always looked tiny on the court, expecially Isiah. Well duh, Isiah was clearly taller than me (because of course he is) and Dumars just towered over me, because the dude is 6' 4". I had never really put it in perspective just how tall the OTHER basketball guys were until I stood next to the smallest guys like Thomas and realized that in real life, he was not a short man at all.
|6 days 18 hours ago||Seriously?||
You really think no athlete was ever completely associated with his number before Michael Jordan?????
|1 week 1 day ago||FSU||
I think FSU's helmets are definitely #2 for helmets in college.
If you are talking pros too, the Raiders are hard to beat. Honestly, their home uniforms overall give anyone, including us, a real run for their money. Their isn't much that can match their home threads.
|1 week 2 days ago||Not like me to defend Mr. -9517 points||
But he's right--the recruit/draft analyers definitely have their racial cliches that they go back to over and over and over again.
|1 week 2 days ago||I think you are completely right||
I HAVE read all the books and theis season feels like a completely different story. Yeah I know that Martin supposedly gave them some material from the new book, but I feel like the showrunners have decided that the entire series is going to end before they get enough matieral from GRRM to really know what is going on and they have just decided to write it they way THEY want to, which as you say, feels like it is just pandering to the audience.
Obviously I could be completely wrong and this couild all just be part of Martin's master plan. But IMO it would be very odd for Martin to have this drastic of a tone shift after 20 years of writing. And the tone shift this season has been DRASTIC.
I'm not saying the season has been bad. But someone upthread (maybe you again) said it "feels more like an action movie now" and I agree. It feels more like a forumlaic action movie than GOT. A really good formulaic action movie, but everything that has happened this season has been straight out of Hollywood 101.
|1 week 3 days ago||Big Games on Cable channels||
will become more and more the norm. It is their defense against cable cutters. The harder they make it for you to get the big games without a cable package, the less likely you are to cable cut.
If they leave the big games on the regular networks, you can pick up the broadcast on an OTA antenna, which often gives you even better picture quality than cable anyway.
|1 week 3 days ago||EXACTLY||
I had NO problem with him trying to GET his brother. The problem I had is that as soon as his brother was dead, he needed to either grab his body and ride back, or just leave him and ride back. Either woudl have been fine. To go all kamikaze and just charge into a several thousand-man army was the height of stupidity and selfishness, and pretty much goes against anything that we have ever known about Jon Snow.
IMO is was done strictly so they could have that deus ex machina moment where the horses ride past him at the last second to save him. So, they made their main character a complete idiot (and kind of a jerk--his troops were probably going to get slaughtered if he goes down like that) just so they can cue up a cool moment in their episode. I mean, I get it, it was a cool visual moment, but stuff like that kind of annoys me.
They couldn't get away with silly stuff like that nearly as easily when the books were already written.
|1 week 3 days ago||OR||
More likely IMO, without the author writing the story anymore (and making sure really stupid stuff like this isn't happening) the less skilled storytellers now in charge are making dumb mistakes. They are still really good at making great stuff happen on TV, but obiously not as good at writing things that doesn't make you go "hey, wait a minute........"
Authors who write books over 5 year periods probably spend a lot of time making sure their stories don't have stupid s*** like that in them.
|1 week 3 days ago||There is a difference||
between expecting him to be a great commander and expecting him to not end up riding solo into the entire enemy force. Let's face it, they pretty much wrote him as the stupidest commander in the history of humanity. He makes Custer look like a genius. Of course, they wrote his brother Rickon as an idiot too, because who in their right mind, when you have someone shooting arrows at you from 100 yards away, continues to run in a f***ing straight line?
The episode was a visual specticle, but writing the Stark boys as mentally deficient ijits makes me wonder a lot about the people writing the show.
|1 week 3 days ago||Seriously!!!||
If you know someone is shooting arrows at you, why would you run in a straight line? All you have to do is run zig zag and you would be 100% impossible to hit at that kind of range. I thought that scene was pretty dumb.
|1 week 3 days ago||That was very odd||
Sansa even warned him that Ramsey would do it. Told him not to fall into the trap. And yet he did it anyway? Very strange that they decided to write Jon as an idiot and have him be saved dumb luck like that.
|1 week 3 days ago||THIS||
Yeah, this is EXACTLY what is going on. The show has gone past the books, and the showrunners now seem to be wrapping up the story the way that people WANT it to go, rather than the way Martin would write it (which to be fair, they can't know unless he has told them.) I don't think it is an accident that more "good" shit has happened this season than in every other season combined. That just isn't the way GRRM's world works IMO It's fun, and the production value is outstanding, but it suddenly all feels way too easy. I mean, Jon even won this week after doing everything pretty much exactly WRONG. Sansa even told him not to fall for the trap, and he still just drove head-first into it. And yet he was rewarded for it. That felt extremely un-Martin like. GRRM doesn't generally write his characters as idiots saved by deux ex machina.
Amazingly well done from a TV show perspective, but I feel like the story has gone off the rails from what Martin was writing.
|1 week 4 days ago||I love UofM||
but there is no way in hell the out of state tuition is worth it if you have very good in-state schools where you live. Michigan is a great school, and it's better than the top state school where I live. But if you go by the rankings, the state school here is still top-20 overall in terms of public schools, and the yearly tuition is around $10,500 for in-state kids. So over 4-years, you're talking $42,000 vs $182,000, and that is before room & board.
Sorry, Michigan is better, but it's not THAT much better. When my kids get to college age, they can beg and plead all they want, but unless they are brilliant enough to be pulling down massive scholarships or grants, they will be going to an in-state school. The best gift I can give them is to keep them from being saddled with a ridiculous amount of debt. That will be worth far more than a degree from a specific university.
I graduated BSEE Michigan in 1994. Best thing my parents ever did for me IMO was letting me get out of college with 0 debt so that I could start out with nothing in the red. That was a bit easier with 1990's in-state tuition rates.
|1 week 6 days ago||Miggy||
There is no question that Cabrera had an alcohol problem, and that he seemed to be what one would call a "mean drunk". By all reports, he really got a handle on his issue and turned things around. His play on the field has certainly been nothing but consistent for years, which wouldn't indicate any kind of relapse into drinking issues. I give the Tiger's organization some credit here for providing him the support system he needed to make this happen, though in the end only he could make the choice to follow through.
The guy seems to be unbelievably nice when sober. I sincerely hope he really did get a handle on his problems and continues to do so, since so many kids idolize him. He's easily one of the top 3 or so baseball players to ever play for Detroit.
|1 week 6 days ago||A lot of pro athletes||
blow ALL of their millions within a few years of retiring. They basically develop a lifestyle that requires them pulling in millions a year, and when the spigot turns off, uh-oh.
|1 week 6 days ago||Time for Moya||
Moya hitting .302/.330/.579 (13 HRs) at Toledo. Time to see if he is the future.
JaCoby Jones is hitting .319/.386/.569 combined between Erie and Toledo and will get the call if Moya can't hack it. He might be closer if he hadn't been suspected 50 games earlier this year for a drug abuse issue.
|2 weeks 3 hours ago||I wonder how noisy this thing is?||
If if doesn't make noise, I'm all in.
If it's noisy, that would kinda ruin things. Otherwise, I have to admit, this is bizarre, but pretty sweet.
|2 weeks 21 hours ago||24" is fine||
if they are actualy HD flat-screen computer monitors. He made it sound like they were the old CRT computer monitors.
As you said, the limitation is the resolution of the source material. At 720p, the TV signal has less resolution than any good computer monitor made since at least 2000 or so.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Exactly what good would a 4K monitor do them?||
No one broadcasts the game in 4K resolution. They are just picking up the feed from the TV broadcast, so the best signal they have is the HD feed we all have. As long as the TV they have is HD, that is the best quality they are going to get.
And if they are sitting right in front of the screen, you don't need it to be THAT big. Distance from the screen is an important in terms of what size you want.
I would think they should have more than just one flat-screen (those 24-inch monitors are stupid), but as long as the flat-screen is 1080i HD quality, 40" sounds about right for people sitting right in front of it.
Hell, I think ESPN & ABC actually only broadcasts their HD content in 720p to be honest, meaning that you could use a 720p TV from 10 years ago and be fully "up-to-date".
Don't think I'm defending the replay guys--I think they suck. But it isn't because they don't have 4K monitors.