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|8 hours 44 min ago||aw leave it up||
Change it back. I just switched mine to a Vinopal thread.
|8 hours 46 min ago||Weird||
They had Rawls listed under the Cowboys on the NFL website. Now he's gone, though not yet showing up as a Seahawk.
|8 hours 46 min ago||Thought it deserved its own post.||
I didn't see a post for them. I didn't check everything this time, though, because I thought it deserved its own post.
|16 hours 50 min ago||FWIW...||
On Thursday, Gardner was listed here:
But he was not listed there yesterday or today, which makes me think the NFL does not expect him to be drafted. (You can still find his player draft profile on nfl.com by Googling him.)
|1 day 7 hours ago||MAX! MAX! MAX!||
I'm on board.
|1 day 21 hours ago||I call them sneakers||
But some people call them tennis shoes, and others call them trainers.
No need to thank me. I'm just glad I could help.
|2 days 14 hours ago||It could just mean that he||
It could just mean that he wasn't cool with playing second banana.
|2 days 16 hours ago||I've posted from about 10||
I've posted from about 10 different countries, most recently China, and I've lived in Amsterdam, Dearborn, A2, and Oberlin, OH over the past several years. I'm in my kitchen in Oberlin right now.
|2 days 21 hours ago||Of course it does||
What's the controversy?
|3 days 16 hours ago||So I live outside of||
So I live outside of Cleveland right now and this made me belly laugh. Ah, I'm so glad I'm not a Browns fan.
|3 days 20 hours ago||lol||
I see Brian has browbeaten you into saying the nice things you sometimes think. (I love that this blog community is cohesive enough that I can actually track the backstories to everything that happens.)
|5 days 8 hours ago||Kudos||
That's more teams than I thought you were going to come back with.
I'm not sure the new teams are much more than a coincidence, though. Are those names departures from what teams in the cities were previously called when they'd existed before? Not in the case of New Orleans (Saints, Zephyrs) or Houston (Oilers, Rockets) at least, and I doubt if the others are any different. (Also, Washington DC doesn't count, since it's not in a state.)
Incidentally, didn't the California Angels start changing their name like 20 years ago? I feel like I was a kid.
|5 days 12 hours ago||What trend?||
The Nets are unique since NYC has so much more brand value than New Jersey. Are there other recent examples of this "trend"?
|1 week 1 day ago||Are you a never nude?||
How do you shower?
|1 week 1 day ago||Here's a comparison for you||
My current town with a population of 8000 has gotten 2 new restaurants in the last 6 months.
|1 week 1 day ago||What M represents: YMMV.||
Insight into the academic side of the U has actually made me feel more distant from it. When I was going on the job market, I was told I couldn't use Michigan letterhead, because that was only for faculty who had earned the right to use it. The person who told me this was a professor who had been at Michigan for 5 or so years, and to whom the U was first and foremost an employer who was paying him a relatively large amount of money in exchange for teaching 1-2 classes per semester, whereas I was in the midst of my 10th year as a Michigan student of one form or another.
|1 week 1 day ago||i might be like that lady||
So I don't get called a fake fan, some credentials up front: my parents went to and met at Michigan; I went to at least one football game every year from at least the time I was 6 until now with the exception of 3 years (1997 [FUCK], 2008, 2009) when I was out of the country; I've had season tickets for Michigan football on my own or through my parents since at least 2002; I had season tickets to Michigan hockey for 2 years during undergrad; my family has had basketball season tickets for the past few years; I have 3 Michigan degrees; my first son, who is now 2, was born at the U hospital and has attended 4 or 5 football and basketball games already (it would be more but we don't live in A2 anymore); and there is an athletic scholarship with my parents' names on it.
I am not currently convinced that Michigan Athletics will regain what made it special in the past. DB did an incredible amount of damage, and it's unclear whether Hackett will reverse all of it. I think the treatment of RR and Bacon, for example, was unbecoming of a great institution. (Bacon's forthcoming book will be super interesting with respect to what DB did to the AD.)
Time will tell, though.
|1 week 3 days ago||I started tracking this recently||
I started paying attention to how often I get something free or for less than I should be charged after I read something that suggested it wasn't happening just because of my obviously winning personality. It happens roughly once a week, and at random places from people I basically don't know. Usually nothing big, but often I'll spend 4 or 5 hours drinking coffee and writing at a diner and they'll just wave me away when I approach the counter to pay. I never know any of the people in advance, although I am a regular at some of these places, and there is the occasional waiter who will come over to my table and shake my hand and ask what's up.
|1 week 4 days ago||I'm not a giant fan of people||
I'm not a giant fan of people who need to feel super tough. I've got that early fatherhood estrogen thing going on though, so yeah, candy ass probably.
|1 week 4 days ago||I feel like I'll like||
I feel like I'll like Harbaugh better if I don't watch this...
|1 week 4 days ago||Alabama. We owe those||
Alabama. We owe those motherfuckers.
I'd also be cool with Georgia (or even Georgia Tech, if you want the good school down there), Stanford, Texas, or one of the big Los Angeles or Florida schools.
|1 week 4 days ago||I think it's in the||
I think it's in the forthcoming book. Brian's been hinting at it.
|1 week 6 days ago||My dad got me thrown out of Charlie's once||
The outcome is better than the story. He was just changing one of the TVs to a playoff baseball game and the manager got pissed. Another table started giving us score updates after the manager told us to finish our drinks and leave.
|1 week 6 days ago||wow||
The pettiness of the comment about all the Rodriguez stuff being gone is really sad.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Restaurant turnover is||
Restaurant turnover is incredibly high. Maybe there's not much change in small town America, but 15 years is a long, long time for the restaurant scene in a bustling town.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||right||
I used past tense (and called Chia Shiang the best remaining place) for that reason. Lots of good restaurants (Bella Ciao, Eve...) are gone, unfortunately. But there are a huge number of new places, some of which are good.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Congratulations on going to exclusively shitty Chinese places||
Ann Arbor has had some incredible authentic Chinese restaurants over the years. Middle Kingdom--which Brian once dismissed as crappy Americanized Chinese food--had a fantastic selection (whole fish! jelly fish and sea cucumber! fucking duck tongues for fuck's sake!) if you knew to ask for the Chinese menu. Great Lakes on Carpenter was also great, and had dim sum in addition to a variety of regular offerings. The most authentic remaining place is Chia Shiang on Packard, though I think they do mostly Szechuan which I'm not super into.
I also have a vague recollection of getting some reasonably decent authentic Chinese food at TK Wu but I think most of the menu is the Americanized stuff.
|3 weeks 9 hours ago||no thanks||
We already did this months and months ago.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Yep||
I'm glad to see somebody beat me to the "I'm moving to Michigan, and you're welcome to come with me" approach.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||seems unlikely||
People don't get filthy rich by ignoring ROI.