at least it's not just us?
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|1 week 1 day ago||95% of "craft" beer,||
95% of "craft" beer, microbrew, home brew, what have you is just disgusting garbage.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I feel your pain. I am||
I feel your pain. I am scared to look at Stubhub right now considering that I bought two on the fifty last week on Thursday for $"not cheap". Other side of the coin...maybe there are a lot of Indiana fans coming north smelling an upset. Plus long term forcast looks like rain. Nothing about this is enjoyable.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I don't get it. If "power||
I don't get it. If "power running goofy tackle alignment grunt grunt 4 yards hoo-aaaaa" is the preferred offense then why not make it a bit easier to run with a few (or many) short passes, slants, lob to fucking Funchess, bubble screens, what have you? Logic is suffering a grisly death in Schembechler Hall these days, at least in the offices of the offensive staff. The boo birds are going to be flocking to the stadium Saturday if there is a repeat performance.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Is it just pro ball where an||
Is it just pro ball where an o lineman can report to a ref as an eligable receiver? I'm guessing no because of the Henne to Jake Long pass/totally missed awesome opportunity in the Outback Bowl. Thus, my real question. If this is possible in college ball then when they throw this unbalanced line out there why not have Lewan always report as an eligable receiver? Shit, why not have a tackle do it on every play? Just one more thing for the D to worry about. It would get kinda silly since they annouce it before each play but that would just add to the fun.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Seconded, it is an extreme||
Seconded, it is an extreme annoyance on this blog. But pedants gonna be pedantic. What can you do?
|23 weeks 1 day ago||All of this over a game where||
All of this over a game where you are not even allowed to use your hands.
|43 weeks 2 days ago||I have a vague memory about||
I have a vague memory about there being a Big Ten rule that only allowed expansion into states that are contiguous with a current Big Ten state. Anyone else remember this? If true, then that would make UVA joining next pretty likely (or a silent commit). If not true, then my wife's comments about my memory and attention span are true.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Holy...fucking...shit.||
Holy...fucking...shit. Mesmerizing. But so disturbing.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Three time Olympian Reese||
Three time Olympian Reese Hoffa threw 63' 9.5" as a senior in high school. In London he won a bronze medal to go along with his two world championships. He is sponsored by Nike, gets to travel the world looking at hot track chicks and probably does OK for himself financially. His "dream is to compete in a bear suit, being brought onto the track in a cage." which suddenly makes him one of my favorite athletes.
Riley Norman has a PB of 61'2.5" set as a junior last year. The kid obviously has talent and with a lot of hard work and what not could make it to an Olympics or two as well. When I ran in circles for the Maize and Blue it appeared to me that the weight throwers certainly had to work hard but they could have a pretty normal college life, probably much more so than a football player. Also, I never heard of one getting concussed and a few got a free education. Good luck to the kid (except when he competes against UofM of course).
|1 year 20 weeks ago||This is what he looks like when saying "nooo respect"||
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Ya don't see a good||
Ya don't see a good Ghostbusters reference much these days. Well played.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||I live in Traverse City, and||
I live in Traverse City, and love it. Great food, nice downtown. The in town beaches are fun and more of a "scene" if you are into that. Sleeping Bear Dunes has some of the best beaches around, comparable to anything I saw in Thailand, Vietnam, Hawaii, Florida, or California. Some are easy to get to (Esch Road Beach is a favorite) while others take a bit of hiking which will reward you with fewer people and usually better views. If you don't mind a short hike the beaches at Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness Area just north of Ludington are awesome. There is a state recreation area for car camping near there or you can bring a tent and backpack and camp in the dunes. Have fun!
|1 year 23 weeks ago||I attended a wedding||
I attended a wedding reception at the Gandy Dancer for a wife's friend who was somehow associated with the MMB. Carl Grapentine introduced the wedding party, bride and groom over the sound system with much gusto. It was astonishing and truly a treat. My wife doesn't know Carl Grapentine from Samual L. Jackson and was quite confused over my enthusiatic reaction to the whole event. I immediatly thought that he could make a pretty penny in the off season selling his services at weddings of UofM grads. Perhaps Dave Brandon has thought of this already and has included it in some sort of Wedding at the Big House Premier Package.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Fair enough, no need to rile||
Fair enough, no need to rile the masses. I'll work on being less informative and more of a smart ass.
Hey, that was easy.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Mod edit: You didn't go over||
Mod edit: You didn't go over the line. I read your post as an attempt to be informative, but weapons laws are a very touchy subject and I think your post was too likely to push people over the line. The only weapons law related posts I won't delete are the obviously smartass ones. [zl]
|1 year 25 weeks ago||About half way through this I||
About half way through this I thought Bayless was going to start mocking the Smurfs shirt just to get some breathing room and change the subject to clothing and professionalism or some bullshit like that.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||What varied lives we lead!||
What varied lives we lead! Working, sort of, and thinking about lunch. After lunch I might fall asleep at my desk for a bit then I'll work on a presentation to the Department of Natural Resources and a managment plan for a landowner I work with.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||"very anti-vegetable"||
"very anti-vegetable" cornhuskers. Ironic no?
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Look up a local rod and gun||
Look up a local rod and gun club, there are usually a bunch of guys and gals who are members that can help out new people. You would have the distinct advantage of being able to trade hunt trips for fishing trips. You should also make sure to take hunter safety. Most of the other students will be in 5th grade so you might feel a bit like Billy Madison but it is worth the effort. My wife took hunter safety a few years back and said it helped get over her apprehension. Also, gutting a deer after someone shows you how to do it is way easier than learning on the fly.
I work as a fish and wildlife biologist in northern Michigan which is a fantastic job when not writing grants. The only real annoyance is that 90%+ of the people in this line of work in Michigan are MSU grads. Maybe Joe Bauseman will get a job up here and liven things up. But it is all worth it to be able to work outside and do projects that benefit both game and non-game species. I spent the weekend turkey hunting and have a freezer full of tasty dead birds and mammals I shot and butchered that were not adminstered with hormones or antibiotics or kept in a tiny cage or six inches of feces in a paddock.
And for all your non-hunters reading this who think that Ted Nugent speaks for the hunting community please keep in mind that he is a fucking blowhard moron. While he makes great points from time to time about getting more people involved with the outdoors and hunting most of the air he exhales is meant to maintain his persona and rack up speaking and appearance fees. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but most non-hunters I meet have a hunting = Ted Nugent heuristic that needs to be corrected.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||One hundred and thirty three||
One hundred and thirty three years of beautiful tradition, from Fielding Yost to Charles Woodsen...You're goddamn right I'm living in the fucking past!
|1 year 35 weeks ago||sigh||
The sight of the uncluttered blue facemasked helmet on Woodley makes me dislike the current ones that much more.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||poor thrower indeed! I don't||
poor thrower indeed! I don't remember hearing that part before. Thanks a bunch, this is always a treat to watch and is now bookmarked.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||link||
Speaking of Notre Dame...anyone have a link to the end of UTL with the Notre Dame announcer? Can't seem to track it down on You Tube and need to make a permanent bookmark to that. Never fails to make me smile. The most deflated "touchdown" call ever.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Can you beat a 4?||
This was the best I could find with a quick search. It isn't the full 50 questions but is adjusted accordingly. http://www.efplfp.stealingisgood.com/wpt.html
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Did you see that?||
Why do you always ask "Did you see that" or state "Look how..." while broadcasting on the radio? Is Beckman not paying attention?
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Every year people go blind or||
Every year people go blind or die from bathtub vodka. The vodka factory in my town (Sukhbaatar) was more heavily fortified and defended than the local army base. Me, a long haired foreigner, could stroll right through the army base grounds unharassed. But, the vodka plant had 15' walls with broken glass in cement on top. There was a double gate to enter. You were very lucky to get away without drinking much. The Peace Corps doctor would issue us vitamin C pills that were labeled in Mongolian "Don't consume alcohol when on this medication" It was a life saver.
Good to hear that people are opening their minds a little bit about interacial dating. I dated a few girls and had to be very clandestine about it. Most people were cool but, like everywhere, there are grumpy jealous buttholes.
Mongolians have a unique outlook on life. They have a traditional saying that captures this well: aival boo hee, hival boo ai. Which translates into "If you are afraid don't do it, if you do it don't be afraid." Bravery, stupidty, both?
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Good stuff, I can't believe||
Good stuff, I can't believe I'm reading about Mongolia on Mgoblog. I lived there for 3 years as a Peace Corps volunteer, horse riding/fly fishing guide and translator. It is always fascinating to hear other people's impressions on a country I lived in for so long. It is a fascinating place and about as different as you can get from Michigan.
I'm surprised you didn't have any stories about the Mongolian elixar of life: vodka. Feel fortunate that you don't. I'm also shocked you made it through a night in the bar with an Asian woman on your arm without getting jumped. There are a few more Kazakhs out west in Ulaangom so maybe that helped.
A few cool stories bro:
Coldest temps I ever experienced was -52 F, inside my ger no less. Fucking crazy. I had long hair then and if it was wet after my weekly shower/whore's bath it would freeze solid and break off. I put things in the fridge to keep them "warm".
About once a month in the winter I would have to take a shovel out to the outhouse to knock over the shit stalagmite that would form in a huge striated brown and tan tower from the bottom of the hole all the way up to my frozen ass. Rock. Solid. Poo.
August is the best time to visit. The weather is great, the huge festivals are over so there are fewer tourists. It is the least densely populated country in the world and once you get out of the hell hole capitol it is all public land. Camp/drive just about anywhere you want. Heaven on earth.
The uurga you used for rounding up the livestock has a very valuable secondary usage. Considering that the ger houses all family members and has no rooms if you want to have relations with your special lady friend then you need to get far away. It is the steppe and WIDE open country so you have to ride your horse a bit to get away from sensitive eyes. To warn others who may be riding by that you are banging your nomadic honey you stick the uurga in the ground so it stands straight up in the air. Universal sign in the Mongolian countryside for "Do Not Disturb". Most appropriate phallic symbol ever.
Don't drink the fermented reindeer milk unless you like straight hydrochloric acid coming out yer bung.
Another Peace Corps volunteer was on a flight across the country. The pilots put the plane on auto pilot (surprised they have those on 50 year old Russian prop planes). Both of them got out of the cockpit and start talking with passengers up front. Slight turbulence rock the plane and cause the cockpit door to shut. Door locks. Everyone sees this. Pilots run to the back and grab axe out of the mysterious axe storage area. Pilots chop down the door and get back into their seats. Nobody fucking blinks. I praised the lord everyday for living on the transiberian train line and not having to ride in the flying Yugos.
Oh man, the woman. Those are the stories I don't tell the wife.
Thanks for posting this stuff CRex. It brought back a lot of great memories.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||That's funny, if i||
That's funny, if i successfully manage the dam removal project i am working on my contract says i will be compensated as the highest paid fisheries biologist in northern Michigan.
|2 years 6 days ago||face clawing, like this?||
Face clawing thoughts are reserved for chicken legs, not talking about other aspects of Rich Rodriguez's tenure:
Somebody please please photoshop brian's face into this with a bubble thought showing Rich Rodriguez. Where is LSU Freek when you need him/her?
|2 years 7 weeks ago||The post was meant to find||
The post was meant to find out if I can purchase it someplace where Mgoblog could get a bit of the action. Purchase on Amazon = no Mgoblog action. Purchase at site that was the banner ad at Mgoblog = small kickback to Mgoblog? Yes, I am aware that books are occassionaly procured on the internets, k thanks.