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|10 hours 35 min ago||Good catch. My brain knew it||
Good catch. My brain knew it was 2003, but my fingers thought otherwise
|12 hours 33 min ago||2005 - Michigan vs. Minnesota: The Comeback.||
Ugh, Friday games. I was a senior in high school and my football team had a game against Mt. Pleasant. We were being fed occasional updates on the Michigan game from the sideline, which shortly stopped after our half time because it was looking like a blowout. It also didn't help that it was close, tough game that essentially ended on a failed QB sneak deep in their territory on 4th down (I was center, I dove and cleared room well past the marker and the QB was pretty much on top of me, so it was a bullshit spot by the blind zebras).
Anyways, as we were getting on the bus to head back home, someone asked what happened with the Michigan game (that had also since finished). Appearing hearing the news of the miraculous comeback, everyone forgot about our tough loss and erupted into shocked celebration. So yeah, that is how I missed one of the greatest games in Michigan football history.
|17 hours 4 min ago||I've not ashamed to admit I have a few...||
1. I was the ball boy for a bunch of home games during the second season of the Fab Five, so while I was still fairly young, I was about as invested in a particular team as I ever have been. Needless to say, while watching the Michigan/UNC game on TV, as soon as the technical was called after CWebb's infamous timeout, the waterworks got turned on.
2. Michigan vs. OSU - 2006. With Bo's passing, it's fair to say that every Michigan fan was already a bit emotional. To top that off, a trip to the championship game was in our grasp and it was an intense game. I couldn't handle losing that game. As soon as it ended, I decided to walk home the few miles from the bar rather than drive back and may have shed a few tears out of frustration.
3. Michigan vs. Western - 2011. I had just moved back to Ann Arbor the Thursday before this game after living in Arizona for 5 years and hadn't been to a Michigan football in 7+ years. A friend got my wife and I tickets to the game as a homecoming present. While I'm not sure tears were literally shed, while I was I sitting in my seat, my lip was certainly quivering as I watched the Wolverines run out on the field and touch the banner. It was like being at my first Michigan football game all over again.
4. "You have left and wonderful legacy for every team that ever follows you. You just won the National Championship." - Lloyd Carr. C'mon, any Michigan fan watching Lloyd Carr talk to his players after that Rose Bowl, no matter how manly, started bawling tears of happiness as soon as he said those words.
|1 day 12 hours ago||Wibbly wobbly, timey wimey...stuff.||
|1 day 12 hours ago||Certainly it shouldn't be||
Certainly it shouldn't be mentioned in a thread created by StephenRKass, lest his wife find out about it...
|1 day 12 hours ago||During basketball season,||
During basketball season, somehow in a thread (which may have been related to Aaron Craft), the conversion of assists to turnover ratio came up in order to compare the efficiency of players. Other players (i.e. - Caris, that kid from Creighton, etc...) got wrapped up in this, and I said something to the effect of how non-sensical it was to use assists to TOs when comparing primary ballhandlers to secondary offensive role players as it is about as apples to oranges as you can get. Brandon replied back with something mild but to the contrary that really made me question his analytical abilities.
Now, it wasn't anything real major or memorable, and while I don't doubt basketball may not be his best topic, I for whatever reason could no longer could find it in me to really trust him as a great pillar of knowledge like some of the other guys here, let alone that I didn't find his writing to terribly interesting. I don't think he sucked by any means, but we have had and will continue to have others here (whether it be in a official capacity or not) who will be able to contribute a little better.
|1 week 5 days ago||I agree with this on the||
I agree with this on the parking side of things. Use Pauline as a base and see how close you can park to Main St. on one's of its side streets. There's plenty of free street parking to be had at a reasonable walking distance from the stadium. I usually end up parking on Sunnyside Blvd off of Seventh. If you last the whole game, be prepared for it to take a while to get out of those neighborhoods, most especially if you try to leave through Pauline...
Edit - also, don't get off at Jackson. Avoid it if you can help it. I'm already on the west side of A2, but it I was coming from the west side of the state, I'd get off at Zeeb, go down Jackson towards A2, turn right on Wagner, turn left on Liberty, turn right on Maple, turn left on Pauline. You'll avoid pretty much all traffic that way.
|1 week 5 days ago||(No subject)|
|1 week 5 days ago||Happy Friday, everyone!||
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah, you're not alone there...||
I saw the thread title early this morning and disregarded it. But I had to take a look when I saw it again just now, as I was wondering how in the world the mods had dared to leave a "best bar to watch..." thread up for so long. Turns out a combination of a better title and me not being so judgemental of threads soley because of their titles would have gotten me to read the OP a lot sooner, and without any negative preconceived notion of it's content...
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I have a good friend who got||
I have a good friend who got a masters in Sports Management just a couple years ago. That plus a combination of a high up contacts netted her a nice position in one of the non-revenue sports, followed by an even nicer position recently in the athletic department of another university in the state.
So, to me, it seems ultimately the contacts you have in athletic departments/organizations beforehand is probably the most important part to getting your foot in the door, but that degree should help you walk through it once you get that far. So, question is, do you have contacts in high places to begin with, because if not, I wouldn't expect that degree to get you into the good ol' boys club on it's own.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Sure sounds like code speak||
Sure sounds like code speak for: I'm scared of travelling north of the Mason-Dixon line and/or playing a game where the stands are not predominantly filled with our fans, so I'll justify our non-conference schedule by trashing the bottom of the barrel B1G teams and pretend that East Carolina is a relevant team year in and year out.
Let's call it as it is Spurrier, home field advantage for a nearby smaller fan base team is less imposing than home field advantage for even a (midwest based) B1G team that's been crappy as of late.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Wouldn't matter even if it was possible...||
I don't know much about Nascar, but I do know that a handful of the major speedways unfortunately make the Big House look quite puny. I think the one in Indy has a capacity of like 250k...
|2 weeks 5 days ago||We're Michigan fans. Nothing||
We're Michigan fans. Nothing that ever goes wrong is our own fault and is always caused by jinxes, curses, pure bad luck, and the like. The OP of that thread knew better than to give us all a scapegoat on this particular topic. NEG HIM!
|2 weeks 5 days ago||The 4 brave/stubborn/oblivious souls:||
There were 5, but one saw the error of his ways. I'm personally waiting for thad to post an actual comment somewhere on the board where the negs will actually matter because these 100+++ negs are doing nothing to him. He would be wise to just randomnly post a picture of a very cute puppy wearing a funny hat who just was told by his vet that his cancer has gone into remission. Then I'd at least have to think twice about negging him...
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Negbang him. Negbang him down to Bolivia.||
Bad Thadmattasagoblin! Bad!
|2 weeks 5 days ago||It's Friday, so be excellent to each other...||
|3 weeks 2 days ago||In his defense...||
In his defense, it seems like the city of Chicago thinks they are their own state and the rest of the state of Illinois wishes that was indeed the case...
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Ooooh...you went on a tangent! Can I come to?||
When my wife was pregnant, you could see her get real angry and start to ball up her fists whenever some stranger started eyeing her baby bump like they were thinking about going in to touch her belly. Fortunately, her body language was so obvious that we never had an incident with any strangers and even family and friends knew to politely ask her each time.
I on the other, had to snap quite angrily and loudly multiple times at women who would start touching my baby in the grocery store without permission when she was only a few weeks old. Moral of the story: Some people have issues and don't know when to draw the line.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Revision:||
People like what they feel is in their short term best interests.
|5 weeks 8 hours ago||After watching Kaminsky||
After watching Kaminsky during Wisconsin's tourney run, I don't see how he can't be the preseason front runner for BIG POY (as much as my homer side would prefer it to be Caris). If he carries that momentum from the tourney into this upcoming season, he may not be a lottery pick, but he'll be a first rounder.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||If a loud party with 1 hundred people in||
If a loud party with 1 hundred people in attendance bothers 1 person, they can still get a noise violation. Yes, I know I'm using a legality to argue a common decency issue, but the fact remains that just because the heavy majority will enjoy something, it doesn't mean a small minority's dissapointment is irrational and that they need to change their stance. Also, babies and dogs won't change how they react to fireworks just because a ton of other people think fireworks are fun, which you seemed to suggest.
Regardless, fireworks seem to be happening and I look forward to them.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I lived in Tempe for 5 years||
I lived in Tempe for 5 years during and after my wife was wrapping up her degree at ASU. Believe me, the attractiveness of all girls at ASU is on a whole other level that you couldn't imagine.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||That's saved for emergency||
That's saved for emergency situations only. ODB's voice is like Ambien for babies...
|5 weeks 1 day ago||We have an air purifier||
We have an air purifier running in her nursery which somewhat provides a little white noise for her, but I never thought to try something like that to drown louder noises. Seeing as we have an iPod hooked up to speakers in her room at all times that we hardly ever turn on for her anymore, I definitely try that! Thanks.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I'm for the fireworks, but||
I'm for the fireworks, but try looking at it a different way from your inconsiderate stonewall stance:
My wife hates fireworks for some reason (I know, it's weird). When fireworks start going off, she gets real pissy and that lasts long after the fireworks. Do you want to be around my wife when she's in a pissy mood? I don't.
My daughter is ten months old. She always puts up a fight when it's time to go to bed. As I only have domain over my own house when she's asleep, getting her to go to bed in a timely manner is extremely important to me. If she fully wakes up during the night, it's a guaranteed at least one hour of my time needed to get her to go back to sleep. Thunder doesn't have the same effect if she's already out, but fireworks seem to wake her right up pretty easily. It may be just 15 minutes 2 times a year for you and not a big deal, but it's a big deal for me and probably others who have very young children.
Also, my dog is deathly afraid of fireworks. When he hears them, rather than huddling in a corner or under the bed, he goes nuts. He can't be settled down and sprints around the house, jumps and crawls all over anyone in site and barks non-stop at the top of his lungs. This also goes on for awhile after the fireworks stop. Heaven forbid this happens while we're outside. More dogs runaway on the 4th July than on any other day of the year for a reason. Not only do I not want to deal with a dog tearing through the house, had the fireworks not woken up my kid by itself, my dog certainly will.
So, is it so unreasonably that some people maybe who would have to deal with similar drawbacks related to fireworks would be against them? As much as you may personally enjoy them or maybe just be indifferent to them, there are people who's night can be ruined by this 15 minutes of random lights and noise. Like I said, I am ultimately for them, but I by no means am going to brush off the dissenters as irrational (unless it's just the anti-Dave Brandon argument of course).
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I don't live in the||
I don't live in the neighborhood immediately surrounding the stadium, but I live on the west side, and have no doubt the sound will carry over to where I live (as is evidenced by the past few 4th of July's). I think it's an awesome idea that will be a ton of fun. However, with a wife who inexcplicably hates fireworks, a dog who is deathly terrified of fireworks and an infant, I can understand anyone who is against this decision. For others in the surrounding neighborhoods who don't live right next to the Big House, they indeed didn't sign up for this (whether or not it should be expected that the Big House makes the rules in Ann Arbor of football Saturdays is another story though). When it actually happens, we'll see if the positive reactions to the fireworks can fight off the wave of negatives that will surely come.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Ain't that the truth. No one||
Ain't that the truth. No one these days would be afforded the alleged quiet cover-up of a suspension in the form of temporary retirement like MJ got, not to mention his other extra-marital endevours. Of course what I'm saying has never been proven, but a ton of evidence points to Michael's 1.5 year retirement suspciously right on the heels of an NBA investigation into his gambling activities as nothing more that generous trade off to avoid having his name publically sullied in the prime of his career.
If this conspiracy theory were to be true, the current media would never have let that fly or stay quiet about it with any of the superstars of this era.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Let's see here...||
There are what, 125 FBS football teams, and each team is allowed 85 scholarship players, right? So, let's just very loosely average that down to say 40 defensive players on each team, which comes out to 5000 defensive players in FBS football. Doing the math, 76/5000 = 0.0152.
So, 1.5% of all defensive players are on this preseason watch list. 1.5%<<<<<<<<<<50%. Even if I'm off in my total defensive players, that percentage is still going to be very low. So, to the "half of all defensive players" comment guy, I know you were exagerrating (drastically), but your intentions of that hyperbole were still in an attempt to make light of being on this watch list. While 76 seems like a big number for this at first, it certainly seems like quite an elite honor to be on it.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Happy Independence Day eve / "Friday" everyone!||
One fairly easy day of work and then it's a 3 day weekend full of gorging myself with alcohol and food while watching shit get blown up, all in the name of "Murica!