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|2 days 2 hours 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...
|1 week 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.
|1 week 2 days ago||Revision:||
People like what they feel is in their short term best interests.
|1 week 6 days 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.
|2 weeks 18 hours 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.
|2 weeks 23 hours 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.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||That's saved for emergency||
That's saved for emergency situations only. ODB's voice is like Ambien for babies...
|2 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.
|2 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).
|2 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.
|2 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.
|3 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.
|3 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!
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Tim Hardaway Jr. Jr....or some sort of Bill||
Tim Hardaway Jr. Jr.
...or some sort of Bill Martin reference.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||History Lesson time...||
Wolverines as it refers to the state of Michigan and its people is not in direct reference to the animal. Wolverines was an originally derogatory term for Michigan citizens as coined by Ohioans as we were considered as gluttonous and voracious as wolverines in our pursuit of land. Fortunately it stuck and was twisted into a positive and our state nickname.
|5 weeks 5 hours ago||When my 2-toothed 10 month||
When my 2-toothed 10 month old attempts to bite my wife's leg for no good reason, that's hilarious. When a grown man on one of the world's biggest stages tries to bite an opponent because in his very confused mind he believes it will afford him some semblence of a competitive advantage, that's quite disturbing.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||That just doesn't make sense||
If a more long term look at his career is what this list was going for, wouldn't Roy Williams, Jim Boeheim and Mark Few be higher up on that list then? This list can't make up it's mind. It clearly isn't looking at the long term accomplishments because some of the college coaching greats didn't even break the the top 10. It's not looking at the short term, because the winner of more NCAA tourney games in the past 2 seasons, with 2 BIG championships in the past 3 years with a national runner up under his belt is only #9. ESPN (lack of) logic strikes again!
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Orphan Black||
Before the second season started, we watched like first few minutes of the very first episode and just weren't in to it. Fast forward to last week, we watched it again and we can't believe how stupid we were. In less than a week we are already 1 episode away from the season 2 finale. It really is an amazing show.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||The Leftovers on HBO (starting next weekend) will||
The Leftovers on HBO (starting next weekend) will be my replacement for GoT for the time being. The first time watching the trailer gave me chills, so I can't wait!
In the meantime, my wife and I have started binge watching Orphan Black. I'm not sure how we survived before streaming video services...
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I played football for 8 years||
I played football for 8 years, and not only am I much more knowledgeable in the in's and out's of football, but it is also by far my favorite sport to watch in general (i.e - I'd choose to watch a random football game over a random basketball game any day). But ever since I was little, Michigan basketball has always demanded my attention more than the football team has(which is saying a lot).
|5 weeks 6 days ago||My deep, dark U of M secret...||
Despite being a football guy, I've always cared more about Michigan basketball over Michigan football.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||So guy who feels pretty||
So guy who feels pretty stupid right about now.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||It's my first father's day! I got a framed picture||
It's my first father's day! I got a framed picture of my little girl playing in my U of M #1 jersey. Happy father's day to all the other dads out there!
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I hate Friday the 13th (the day, not the movie series)||
I got to work and realized I left my wallet at home, then I went outside where I promptly/accidently dropped my new favorite mug on the sidewalk and watched it shatter. Today is not a good day. Damn you, Friday the 13th!
Maybe getting pos-banged hard will turn my day around...
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Trey Burk and Brent Petway:||
Trey Burke and Brent Petway: Non-stop lob city.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||It's not our fault the OP put||
It's not our fault the OP put Udoh in there for only $2. But to be honest, Udoh should probably be $4 or even $5, and Stu should ideally be under the shooting guards.
|7 weeks 3 hours ago||Ha! GRIII at $5, noooo thank you.||
Trey Burke ($5)
Zak Irvin ($3)
Deshawn Sims ($4)
Epke Udoh ($2)
Trey at the point to distribute, drive and distract, Vogrich to be a warm body on the court (a liability, but one this lineup can easily deal with), Zak to be a threat that demands attention behind the arc, Deshawn to get points in the short and mid range game, and Udoh to bump bodies out of the way and control the post on both ends. Sounds like a dream team to me.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||What needs to be said for||
What needs to be said for this post has already been said, and better than I could do so myself, but that won't stop me from my putting my two cents in anyways. It's easier to ignore self promotion when it's backed by content that is top notch and insightful. This article was more of a informal reflective piece without much detail or interesting tidbits, making it more of a simple discussion starter than anything. It really was no better than a decent OP on this board. This may work as an article on that site, but it is not up to snuff for linking MGoBloggers to. So, I personally feel gypped and I'm sure others who are ragging on you pretty hard feel the same.
If you must link to a 3rd party article you authored, make sure it's one that goes above and beyond the usual content we'd see in a decent forum post here. You do that (in moderation) and you're reception will be much less negative. Good luck!
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Hmm, that is quite the odd||
Hmm, that is quite the odd coincidence, but nothing more than that.
- Mark Emmert
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Nope, not clicking.||
Rating Ann Arbor #1? Nice try trying to get us to give you page clicks, BR. Nice try...
Sorry OP, mandatory downvote for linking to Bleacher Report, even if it was a well intended attempt at posting an "article" attempting to make Wolverine fans feel warm and fuzzy.