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|25 weeks 2 days ago||quote|
|27 weeks 3 days ago||#3||
Definitely the third thing (frogs) on the OP's list. It's a good memory of rural Michigan for me.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||cars||
I'd suggest researching traffic patterns. It's horrendous for certain locations at certain times in the summer.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||Action Jackson||
Carl Weathers, in Action Jackson, just before he's about to torch a restaurant with a flamethrower:
"Barbecue, eh? How do you like your ribs?"
|29 weeks 1 day ago||OJ Trial||
Bread and circuses par excellence, especially at a time when the World Wide Web was in its infancy ... has any other deck-chair issue been a bigger time sink for the general population?
|30 weeks 2 days ago||history||
OP says: "The South had a very rich pre-Civil War history. There is no doubt about that. Much of that culture and tradition had nothing (or little) to do directly with slavery."
Slavery underpinned pretty much the whole economy of antebellum Mississippi. From the get-go it was all about a handful of rich planters, cotton, and slaves. There wasn't much else going on unless you count duels, etc.
EDIT: Dailysportseditor's post from 2:14 covers all this and more.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||hospital olympics||
This isn't a story of triumph, but I thought it might be worth sharing. A while ago I worked for a year as a research assistant for one of the clinical departments at UMich Hospital. In the summer there was something called the Hospital Olympics. (I don't think they do this any more.)
One of the events was (not surprisingly) the tug-of-war. It was oddly organized and there were no weight limits or rules on gender balance. We had a couple of resident physicians who were big, strong dudes. I believe one had played in the CFL.
Anyway, we got to the quarter finals pretty easily and were matched up against ... housekeeping. It was probably the biggest department in the hospital and we (eight guys of varying size, two women) found ourselves across the sand pit from ten enormous $%^&ers. It was over in a couple of seconds. Very sad.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||"finishing up in radiology"||
I was also confused by that.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||Emmert||
#$%^& him. He's an Ewok.
|31 weeks 2 days ago||authority||
"What is on my phone or computer than I am so worried about the NSA seeing?"
Well, that depends on who's in charge. With imagination you should be able to see where that could be a problem.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||ditto||
Me, too. Might be age-related .....
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Buster|
|32 weeks 2 days ago||choices||
There are several good selections -- of regulatory capture -- on both sides of the aisle. :)
|33 weeks 2 days ago||Streisand||
Somewhat applicable here, I think:
|33 weeks 3 days ago||quote||
“People are wonderful. I love individuals. I hate groups of people. I hate a group of people with a 'common purpose'. 'Cause pretty soon they have little hats. And armbands. And fight songs. And a list of people they're going to visit at 3am. So, I dislike and despise groups of people but I love individuals. Every person you look at; you can see the universe in their eyes, if you're really looking.”
- George Carlin
|33 weeks 6 days ago||size||
Midget receivers are no good at all. They remind me of DickRod.
|34 weeks 7 hours ago||O-line concerns||
Just tossing this out there ... Wisconsin had *four* redshirt freshmen see significant time on the O-line this year. I think they all played against USC in the bowl game (which Wisconsin won). Here are their recruiting profiles:
A couple of 5.5s and a couple of 5.3s ...
Newsome is looking good at this point. Ulizio was a staff pick. Not sure about Runyan yet, but it's early (same for Juwan B-B).
Bredeson, Spanellis, and Onwenu (if he doesn't pull a Sparty surprise) will be redshirt freshmen the year after the three '12 guys depart. Trust in Drevno and Harbaugh.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||a single post||
You know what I like most about this post? It's all by itself. It does *not* have a partner in the board column.
Why can't it always be like this? It would be nice to look in one commitment post (a la post-game snowflake threads) for comments on the new recruit.
|37 weeks 3 days ago||play school||
"Oklahoma at the forefront of those discussions, with other schools such as Texas, Georgia Tech, and maybe UVA/UNC being looked at as well."
AFAIK, one of those things (Oklahoma) is not like the others academically. It's quite a bit beneath them. Do I have out-of-date information?
|38 weeks 6 days ago||talent||
OP asks: "By the way, who was the talent evaluator back then?"
Not that it matters too much, but for two of the three cases it was Gary Moeller (at least at the top).
Lloyd had the recruiting machine humming after that, though. It's hard to remember, but Michigan was once considered a top five producer of NFL talent. Hopefully it will get back there.
|42 weeks 2 days ago||Kelvin||
Kelvin was the more successful (but less heralded) Grady and, IMO, one of the best recent two-sport UMich athletes. I'd rate him among the best ball handlers of the past several years.
|42 weeks 2 days ago||one year||
After just one year, Harbaugh's coaching tree is almost as big as those of the four coaches that preceded him. (I should probably leave Moeller off that list; I don't have the data nearby.)
|42 weeks 4 days ago||Frost||
That outcome will always annoy me. UMich had a very deep, talented team that year. They were a worthy champion.
|42 weeks 5 days ago||You should stay here.||
Jasper's Motel 6 pick:
Nicest one of that type I've ever seen ... and it gets 2.5 stars on Yelp. That should tell you something.
I'm still a fan. You just need to choose carefully. You also need to be comfortable with the idea of hookers and meth nearby.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||triplet||
At the risk of getting political, I think you're discussing apples, oranges, and bananas.
1. I think it's reasonable to assume that least some of the AM customers were cheating on their spouses / SOs. In those cases, someone else is getting hurt. Not the case for the other two ...
2. If a woman gets an abortion (politics, etc. aside for a moment), no other adult is getting hurt.
3. Speaking hypothetically, if I go on a pr0n bender on Saturday morning, only a small part of _me_ may be getting hurt.
See the differences?
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Kellys||
D'oh. Sorry -- I stand corrected.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Today's U||
Multiple levels of odd:
* I've never heard of "Today's U." Have I been living under a rock?
* Freep. Thanks, OP, for not linking to it directly.
* Was Norfleet Caleb Kelly's host on a recruiting visit? (Did he even visit?) If not, how is a Clemson commit so knowledgeable about UMich affairs?
* I don't have enough information to responsibly speculate on Coach Harvel's mindset, but I'm going to do it, anyway: It's easy to get an ALL ABOUT ME vibe when reading about him. He seems like a minor-league version of the Chicago high school basketball set.
All that aside, good luck to Dennis. I hope he prospers.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Onion|
|1 year 9 weeks ago||OSU, '06||
Different teams, different years ... Florida lost a bunch of guys (including their entire defensive line) to the NFL after that season.
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Nothing personal, but I'm amazed at how people go from "Crable doesn't hit Smith" to "National Championship." OSU had already rung up 35 points on us. Is it a foregone conclusion that we get the ball and neatly kill the entire clock *and* score? I'm not even sold on that. Then we're going to whup Florida in the championship? Did you see what they did to OSU? I'm thinking they would've done the same to us. We didn't exactly persuade the doubters against USC.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||5 blades for me|