Mike Lantry, 1972
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|11 hours 30 min ago||We'll see||
I don't think he'll ever get rid of the 2004. Most of the development work on the 6R80 is driven (ha!) by the F-150 because of volumes, etc. and it was designed and in production well before my time here, but I have had a small hand in some of its upgrades/development
|12 hours 17 min ago||It's down to preference||
And real world mileage. I prefer a manual so I drive one. I also get better than epa mileage regularly, while that's much harder to do in automatics because of how the EPA tests.
Also, can I ask which car you're looking at? Most likely my company has parts in it, as we do in most 8 speed autos, but depending on the model I may have worked on localizing the parts to NA myself!
Since I keep asking, I'm currently in a VW CC 2.0T 6M and my next car is most likely going to be a GTI, but the Focus ST will get a fair shot too.
|12 hours 32 min ago||Remember that time?||
"Remember when Mitch McGary went down and everyone panicked, but Michigan still won an outright Big Ten title?"
Awesome column BiSB. Hats off to JMo for a great career.
|12 hours 42 min ago||I work in the industry and I'm a huge car nerd||
If you get one with an automatic, it's got parts that come out of my plant and that I helped design.
My boss has a 2004 Mustang GT, he claims his biggest regret in life was selling his 69 mustang back when... best of luck with it!
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|14 hours 14 min ago||Good dealers will do whatever you need||
I wanted a black car with a manual transmission, they traded for one (they were thrilled to get rid of the beige one I drove. Good luck selling beige to someone who wants 3 pedals). Dealers trade cars all the time, they should be able to find you what you want.
A good option is to call a second dealer, let them know that you're having trouble getting the car you want, see what they'll do for you. Another option that helps with haggling is Costco - they have deals set up for member prices at lots of dealerships. Both of these options give you leverage over the dealer that you're dealing with. As soon as they know that you can happily get your car elsewhere for a better price, they'll haggle.
|14 hours 17 min ago||What Car?||
See, now I'm just wondering what car you're looking for with orders ending in 3 weeks that means it's something with an all-new 2015 model coming out this fall (summer tooling changeover). I would guess that you want an F-150, but those are all over the place and easy to get. I'm going with you want to get a Mustang with the solid axle before those go away.
|16 hours 38 sec ago||Been a long week||
But, very few meetings today + BYOB place for dinner + being able to roll the windows down on the drive home? I've got to say
|1 day 11 hours ago||Went with the Townsend||
That white thin canuck boy sure shoots a mean three ball
|1 day 14 hours ago||True story||
Saw a commotion at a party, it was Pettway and the whole BBall team trying to get in. Went over to try to calm things down, came over yelling "what's going on?" with someone saying, do you know who this is??? This is AIR GEORGIA! Let him in! Ended up staring up at him, he was very friendly and just looking to have a good time.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Dakich x16||
On Nik's last 3 he doesn't even celebrate, he buries his head in his hands from most likely exhaustion
|2 days 11 hours ago||Now wait just a minute||
Before we disparage part of the 3-headed-monster, let's not forget that Bill Wennington is currently the Bulls radio color analyst, where he does a fine job of being totally corny and somewhat helpful and not at all objective. He often talks about the time when he and Michael Jordan combined for 57 points in MSG (MJ's famous return game)
Anyone who has a MF'n MCDONALDS sandwich named after them surely has a fan base/following:
Beef Wennington – A burger solely offered in the Chicago area in 1998–1999, named after former Chicago Bulls player Bill Wennington. It featured a single patty topped with cheese, onions, barbecue sauce and a slice of Canadian bacon. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_McDonald's_products
Patrick Ewing Eat Your Heart Out
|3 days 10 hours ago||That's some true Brian Cook||
That's some true Brian Cook vs. Brian Cook box out action
|3 days 11 hours ago||Here's some inspiration||
|3 days 12 hours ago||H/T WolverineHistorian||
He stole one from Tacopants
|3 days 12 hours ago||You're 10 minutes late||
Look above at jtmc33 's post
|3 days 12 hours ago||Lurie also||
It's telling that the Eagles owner commented as well. There's a whole lot of respect for Avant around that organization.
|4 days 7 hours ago||Top 14||
16 teams (8 from each conference) make the playoffs and if you don't, you're in the lottery for the top 3 picks - to discourage tanking.
|4 days 8 hours ago||What do you mean "Terrible"??||
Replaced Wesley Snipes with Omar Epps! Charlie Sheen gets all clean before becoming a bad boy again! No Amex commercial!
Wow... it was worse than I remembered....http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_League_II
|4 days 9 hours ago||Some balls are held for||
Some balls are held for chairty and some for fancy dress...
|4 days 9 hours ago||That's a spicy meatball||
|4 days 9 hours ago||Are you saying Jesus Christ||
Are you saying Jesus Christ couldn't hit a curveball?
|4 days 9 hours ago||I agree here||
Not that I think either of you are disagreeing, but I think that when players hold onto the rim and actually hang - elbow straight, looking down at where they are landing like GR3 does - they aren't getting a call. If they start doing chin ups, swinging around, etc. that's where the tech comes into play.
|4 days 10 hours ago||MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMHMMMMMM||
Sam Cassel popularized it in the NBA, but you're right Hank. It was all Mr. Allstate Goodhands himself.
|4 days 12 hours ago||Only 1 problem||
Why is a DL wearing a QB Number?
|4 days 12 hours ago||I wish I had the talent to.||
I wish I had the talent to. Stauskas sure looks like he borrowed Gallon's rocket boots...
|4 days 12 hours ago||Same||
Often, my fiance yells at me for being "SO LOUD" when I'm watching sports. For this alley-oop, there was no criticisms, just "AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH"
|4 days 12 hours ago||Defending Bigs as a small guy||
Granted, Novak was 6'4" and actually playing power forward, but Stauskas is a sneaky good post defender when pressed on the block. He does a great job getting position and maintaining verticality and had a great defensive sequence on a switch in this game.
|4 days 14 hours ago||Awesome shots||
And the first three are just begging to be photoshopped....