"Coach Mattison told me what the Ravens were about, what he thought," Beyer said. "He definitely encouraged me. I hold his opinion in high regard."
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|1 week 2 days ago||We were able to get friends||
We were able to get friends to help us and do a lot of the things (and bought things from alternative places instead of 'wedding' services)... we ended up with 160 people and for everything ended up paying less than $6,500 (all wedding costs; it helped a ton that my wife found a discounted dress at one of the crazy wedding dress shops in NYC when we visited ($450 for the dress (friend's mom that was a tailor did the alterations for cheap)... discounted from a couple thousand) and we had friends (professional photographers) that as a gift did our photograhy for free).
(Examples: My sister and one of her friends, both of whom are excellent cooks, baked our wedding cake so the cost was very very small. For hor d'oeuvres we bought a bunch of things from Costco and they were prepped by friends on site and prior to the wedding/reception.)
|1 week 2 days ago||One more - open seating! Took||
One more - open seating! Took out a ton of the stress of trying to figure things out, and the guests were smart enough to find tables with people they knew or made friends...
|1 week 2 days ago||We didn't do things the way||
We didn't do things the way that most people do. We found a hall that would let us bring our own food in, hired a catering company for a couple of dishes and for the plates, silverware, and service, and then ordered food from our favorite restaurants (trays). We had some friends pick them up from said restaurants before the reception and had some fantastic food at a fraction of the cost of having a caterer do it all (having actual good food was important to us).
We also decided not to do the normal head table (not only is it awkward, but you don't really end up eating anything, and you never get to really talk to the bridal party) so we did a round table, where we could seat the entire bridal party, and were able to eat and hang out with them for a bit (before doing all the obligatory stuff) - it made the reception far more enjoyable for all of us.
|3 weeks 2 hours ago||You really don't get it...||
You really don't get it...
|3 weeks 1 day ago||My wife's a MSU (Doctoral)||
My wife's a MSU (Doctoral) grad - between what she saw on that campus and the difference she saw when she went to her first Michigan game (they have class!) was enough to convert her. The only problem is that her field (veterinarian) is dominated by MSU alum :-(
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I've been using that as my||
I've been using that as my ringtone for the last few years; it's really fun when MSU folks say they love my ringtone.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Maryland and Stanford played||
Maryland and Stanford played in it last year... so they're saying we're going to be 7-6...
|4 weeks 4 hours ago||Wow... that's not racist at||
Wow... that's not racist at all...
|7 weeks 3 days ago||I still wouldn't be able||
I still wouldn't be able to... he's pretty classless.
|8 weeks 1 hour ago||It's easy... run left.||
It's easy... run left.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Lots of short fields||
Lots of short fields though...
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Nope, TOP didn't really||
Nope, TOP didn't really factor in that much... the massively short fields did though.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||One of the last things I did||
One of the last things I did in college - my friends and I were doing a picnic at a park and a few of us were playing *touch* football. It's a goal line stand and I'm in the game and line up on defense; the other team hands off the ball and I was the only one on the line to make a stop. The guy holding the ball came charging at me and decided to slide to get by me (I'm really not sure what was going on through his head, he was the brother of one of our friends that nobody really knew), I'm right in front of him and make the stop as he slams right into my ankle. You could hear a snap from across the park (where the rest of the group was) and I go down hard. Ended up with my ankle 2 cm off from where it was supposed and with a sheared fibula. Ended up having to get surgery to fix it and I now have a metal plate and 6 screws right at my ankle.
|13 weeks 16 hours ago||Black. http://www.buzzfeed.||
|13 weeks 2 days ago||I've been to all of one game||
I've been to all of one game in East Lansing (and I lived there for 6 years...) - I saw more people get kicked out of that game and more fights (in an adult section, right under the scoreboard) than I have in my entire time going to Michigan games (probably ~60 games at this point).
Then you have my wife's experience (she was a doctorial student at MSU); she always saw how they completely trashed their campus and how people acted, when she went to her first U of M game (and saw the tailgating) she was amazed at how classy people were.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||I was just thinking/looking||
I was just thinking/looking at that - his average wins/year (26 if 2015 ended today) is way higher than any of the other guys on that list (average of around 22 win/year).
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Minor Rage!!!! And... I love||
Minor Rage!!!! And... I love that I got a high five in Greektown last night for sporting that jersey.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||I'm still paying the bill||
I'm still paying the bill from Mott's =( (stupid medical billing getting confused/mixed up/bounced around for months because nobody knew where to bill my kid's birth...)
|22 weeks 1 hour ago||11 on 5? Heck yeah.||
11 on 5? Heck yeah.
|22 weeks 1 hour ago||The Oakland Raiders also pay||
The Oakland Raiders also pay $130 million a year to their players that Texas doesn't have to.
$244 - $130 = $114 (million). If you figure that additional player costs, facilities, secondary staff, etc (every other expense) are all the same (I doubt they are, the NFL has to be paying way more... even if you factor in tuition, which wouldn't even be a dent in the total) then Texas comes out ahead. Factor in the need for Oakland to actually make money for the ownership and Texas just having to break even (which most ADs don't even do), and it's a very different picture. That doesn't even take into account extra money that boosters can/will/do put into things (ala Saban).
|25 weeks 2 days ago||They called me on Monday. I||
They called me on Monday. I doubt I would have had as much restraint as you did if they called me during the game. Besides the people that call (at least me) are always students, shouldn't they be watching as well?
|25 weeks 2 days ago||"I'm going to get rid of the||
"I'm going to get rid of the word Michigan man..." - I like Hackett.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||For those worried about THE||
For those worried about THE PROCESS - Hackett just said he decided on Sunday night and took the time to call the President and then Hoke.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||Fired no resigned!||
Fired not resigned!
I like Hackett so far - he's handled the firing with some class and the right way (looking at you Nebraska). Lets hope he continues to deliver with hiring the right *cough* Harbaugh *cough* coach.
Edit: NOOOO! DeBord is in charge. But... YES! No chance he's going to be the coach!
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Same.||
|25 weeks 4 days ago||My daughter is named Victoria||
My daughter is named Victoria - my wife and I couldn't agree on a name until we saw an ad for Motts... the 'Little Victors' led to the name Victoria as a joke which turned real. She wouldn't let me go as far as doing Hailey Victoria.
Kid was born at Motts too.
Edit: The best part is that my wife is a MSU alum (doctorate) that hates MSU and loves Michigan (through my influence, she's from California).
|26 weeks 15 hours ago||Hire Harbaugh.||
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Sounds like a great phone||
Sounds like a great phone except it's too large and I'm with Sprint =( (cant' complain though, Sero is cheap enough)
|26 weeks 6 days ago||I either get the||
I either get the 'Communication with your browser was interrupted. Please try your transaction again.' or the Sold out message.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||10 men on the field. Twice.||
10 men on the field. Twice.