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|1 week 6 days ago||I'm awaiting the trailer for||
I'm awaiting the trailer for our next game.
"They weren't expected to make it this far (cue clips of people saying the U.S. won't advance). Against the odds, they survived the group of death (clip of some U.S. goal highlights). Now, they take on Belgium in the knockout stage, where it's win or go home. FIFA World Cup. United States. Belgium. Tonight, 6:00 P.M. on ABC."
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Agreed completely alum. It's||
Agreed completely alum. It's not that Bradley gave the ball away and it indirectly led to the goal. It's that he had multiple options in that situation a player of his level should have known to exercise that would have given Portgual no hope.
Bradley overall played much better than he did against Ghana, but his gaffe opened a window for Portugal that was entirely within his control to shut completely.
It's tough to absolve Cameron from blame either. It's like praising a defensive back who played great the entire game but then gave up two crucial touchdowns and your team ended up losing by a few points...those were big plays. That clearance has to be made and is expected to be made. Even though screwing that up happens to everyone (just like goalies letting an easy save through their grasp for a goal) it's still their fault. His mistakes were huge ones and cost us dearly even if overall his play was good.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I think it's MORE informative||
I think it's MORE informative when you see this chart with the players we know are no longer on the team.
I might have bolded the names of the players currently on the team in case anyone is forgetting though since I think that makes the information jump out more clearly.
As evidenced by some of the posts even in this thread we need a good year just for people to quit bitching about the team they love. This chart gives me a lot of hope for next season.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I don't think you would have||
I don't think you would have caught much flak if you wrote an ode to our current Michigan QB but when it's currently a 16 year old future attendee of Michigan it's very weird.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Awesome!!!||
|3 weeks 3 days ago||If even 10% of this happens,||
If even 10% of this happens, I think it will be a pretty dang good weekend
|4 weeks 15 hours ago||Really? I mean yeah I would||
Really? I mean yeah I would have liked to win the national title but we needed a miracle to get there and lost to the one team that looked like the best team in the tournament.
Think how you would be feeling if Michigan lost to Kansas (and we still got to the Elite 8 this year). Rather than "John Beilein is the best coach in college basketball" it would be something like "Michigan is back to being respectable in basketball thanks to Beilein." Much less exciting.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||RIP Ann! ...And isn't this||
...And isn't this completely on topic since we're talking about a Michigan grad?
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Not kidding, I thought this||
Not kidding, I thought this was going to be a metaphor explaining their football team
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah but asphalt costs way||
Yeah but asphalt costs way less.
Especially when you're talking about using the solar cells to power the electric grid that would require a bunch of solar inverters which are also very expensive and only last 10 or so years. Solar panels absorb DC electricity so you need inverters to transfer it to AC for people to use.
There's the possibility it could be cheaper to have the solar road and use it for melting snow and tracking animal hazards and leave out the ability to produce AC energy only because the inverters are so expensive and last for a relatively short time.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||It's an incredible idea but||
It's an incredible idea but an awful time to implement it. Most solar technologies aren't cheap enough yet to make them worthwhile (I just did my final master's project on this). It would cost an exorbitantly large amount of money to install these and they will need complete replacement in 25-30 years when the solar cells run out.
Good news though is that solar prices are dropping sharply year to year so this could be worth it in about 10 years.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I get what you're saying, but||
I get what you're saying, but he would probably not be speaking at graduation if he had remained silent.
Rutgers shouldn't be doing crappy things to people where they hand out agreements then pull them away. Legrand would not have been in this position if Rutgers acted normally.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Let's all play the fun game||
Let's all play the fun game that helps us learn each otter's names!
|10 weeks 18 hours ago||In other news....my fiancee||
In other news....my fiancee lost the diamond in her ring at Thursday's Tigers game....
|11 weeks 2 days ago||I work for the university too||
I work for the university too and was thinking the same thing that I have never seen an e-mail like this any year before. I hate to see the university do less than the best but if an economic message is the only way to get Dave Brandon's attention...
|12 weeks 5 days ago||I guess you read what you||
I guess you read what you want to read. There was no double standard implied. There's a difference in the two situations.
The difference is for the most part it was the media causing those couples to be in the spotlight, not those couples themselves. They didn't announce hey, I'm straight, now do a story on me and my girlfriend.
I'm not saying athletes have announced they are gay only for the attention, but it starts to make my skin crawl a bit when they and the companies sponsoring them are profiting off of the athlete being openly gay.
I don't wanna hear about any celebrity relationships, but it's clear others do or those sorts of stories wouldn't get published.
I'm waiting for the point where "Player X was spotted with his boyfriend and their child at the mall!" is only a story because people enjoy reading stories about famous peoples' love lives in general, not because they are gay and felt the need to announce it. Hope that time comes soon.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||I'm completely for gay||
I'm completely for gay marriage all equal rights and I think looking back in history the arguments against it will be the shame of our times. Kinda like how we look back at segregation or any civil rights before the 1960's.
However, I think it's worse to bring so much attention to players being openly gay. Have boyfriends openly, do whatever, but I don't want to hear announcements about players coming out.
It makes me incredibly uncomfortable that someone like Michael Sam comes out and instantly gets tons of sponsorship deals while being considered a 3rd round NFL talent.
It's a tough issue because I know there are still plenty of people in the world who feel that they need to come out and struggle with it, so more famous people coming out exists as a good example to be yourself...but I can't help but feel the players who do are exploiting that a bit for greater fame...
Can we go back to re-banning politics now?
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Finishing up one of my last||
Finishing up one of my last projects ever for my Master's degree, going to a party tomorrow, and freaking out a bit that it's 99 days til my wedding!
|13 weeks 2 days ago||I feel like I should be||
I feel like I should be embarrassed to say that I went to the spring game as part of my bachelor party. I've (again...should be embarrassed) never been to Michigan Stadium despite many offers to go previously.
Although it was cool to see the team and we had a lot of fun hanging out beforehand, the lack of a game sucked all the energy out of the people I was with who were for the most part much less invested in Michigan football. They perked up a bit when they saw the scrimmage only to lose interest again once they kept bringing the football back to the same spot after a few plays.
Probably going to be tough to convince that group to go again...and I'm marrying a Sparty. Le sigh.
|14 weeks 23 hours ago||This will be my first time||
This will be my first time going to the spring game. Any advice? What time does it make sense to arrive? Keep in mind, the group I am going with would like to tailgate a bit beforehand.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||The worst ending to any show||
The worst ending to any show in the history of history belongs to Dexter. How I Met Your Mother finale crappiness didn't come close to topping that, but it was still bad IMO.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||They are going to start||
They are going to start saying the SEC is the best conference in basketball if Kentucky and Florida make it to the Final Four because...ESPN!
Kind of like how last year all the writers were going "See Big East (AAC) is the best basketball conference." because they won the national championship.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||I may not be winning a||
I may not be winning a billion dollars but this tourney has been fun to watch so far!
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Can we stop sharing awards||
Can we stop sharing awards with Nebraska and win them outright?
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Go Blue! Michigan's Greatest||
Go Blue! Michigan's Greatest Football Stories by Steve Kornacki was a very fun read. After this season, it was the perfect boost to the spirit because it focuses on the positives. It is also very recent.
98-21-2 The Story of the Heisman and the Michigan Man by Martin John Gallagher was interesting too. It talks about not only the guys who won but the guys who finished in the top ten of voting.
100 Yard War is also great if you like something different and gives a historical aspect to Michigan-OSU. It goes into the Toledo War, gives descriptions and explanations for our fanbases and has some very entertaining stories to tell.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||I think I really dislike your||
I think I really dislike your thread title much more than the acutal content of your post.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||This isn't bad but it's not||
This isn't bad but it's not thread worthy IMO. He has done much much better.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||I somewhat feel bad for||
I somewhat feel bad for Incognito because you can tell he really cares about Martin. He's constantly checking in with him to see what he's up to and seeing if he wants to hang out.
At the same time, Incognito has this habit especially early on in the texts where he randomly hurls an unprovoked insult at Martin, which Martin usually responds with F U! As long as Martin knows what's up and has not complained that shouldn't be a big deal.
Neither of them come off looking good from those texts though. Strange situation.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||Don't you like most of your||
Don't you like most of your fellow Mgobloggers? Why would you punish them with this abomination.
It's weird and it's mostly boring except for a few moments. Not worth your time.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||The movie Exam. It's a||
The movie Exam. It's a British movie and the plot is about one of the most seemingly boring topics ever...a job interview. It's surprisingly awesome.
Found it on Netflix and was very happy.
Sherlock also obviously.