Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through
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|3 days 12 hours ago||Everything's bigger in||
Everything's bigger in Texas... something tells me this isn't her first rodeo.
|5 days 20 hours ago||on our 2nd Chyrsler T&C...||
Engine on our first one went out around 70k miles and we had bought it used so it was not under warranty. Other than that, we've been happy. My parents have owned Plymouth/Chrysler minivans since the first ones came out in the mid 80's and have had relatively few issues. Gas mileage on the latest generation is much improved.
That being said, I know a few families that swear by the Honda Odyssey... have had zero issues. Personally I'd prefer a new dodge/Chrysler with warranty to a Honda with 60k+ miles.
|1 week 4 days ago||With the high numbers (pun||
With the high numbers (pun intended) of pro football players that we know are occasional to regular marijuana users, perhaps we should consider that marijuana use helps them reach their athletic ceiling. It might help with their mental outlook or put their body into a state which allows better rest between workouts/games. Maybe there is some merit to the Ricky Williams excuse that for a guy with anxiety/depression issues, pot may be one of the few drugs with limited side effects that allows an athlete to deal with the mental/physical stresses of playing pro sports.
|1 week 4 days ago||Surprised it took so long for||
Surprised it took so long for the Ypsi jokes to hit this thread.
FYI, Prospect Park is in the heart of the city... around the corner from Depot Town and in a neighborhood with homes that were part of the underground railroad. It's not West Willow, or Macarthur Blvd or Leforge Rd, but rather a very typical middle class neighborhood with rich historical roots.
I lived a lot of years in both cities... I won't sugarcoat it, Ypsi has its problem areas... but to gloss over the fact that Ann Arbor also has problem areas (less than Ypsi, but they still exist) is very typical.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||It begs the question, why||
It begs the question, why havent we opened these up to corporations as well? The "Dave Brandon Cornerbacks Coach presented by Kraft Macaroni" has a nice ring to it.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||So you're saying the greatest||
So you're saying the greatest thing to do for the world is become a serial killer or genocidal dictator?
|4 weeks 4 days ago||No, inflation does not||
No, inflation does not predate the big bang... inflation was a phase that lasted a fraction of a second after the big bang. This discovery appears to be confirmation of the inflation theory and says nothing of what (if anything) lead to the big bang.
|5 weeks 20 hours ago||Earth like planet seems the||
Earth like planet seems the most plausible. Dark matter/energy or multiverse discovery would be huge but my hunch is the discovery is less theoretical in nature. As for intelligent life, not only would it leak beforehand, I imagine it would get primetime billing rather than midday on a Monday.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||My great uncle passed away||
My great uncle passed away three days ago. Had a 30 year army career starting with WWII. Fought under General Patton's Third US Army in the 94th infantry division. Was at the Battle of the Bulge, played a role in the Lippizzaner Horse rescue (a character in the Disney movie was based on him) and helped with the liberation of the Dachau Concentration Camp. Recieved a battlefield promotion from Patton. Later served in the Korean War and commanded the 808th Engineer Battalion which constructed forward airfields. Spent his later military career in the computer science field and as Deputy Commander of the US Army Computer Systems Command. Retired a Colonel with eight battle stars, two Legions of Merit, three Bronze Stars, and two Army Commendation Medals... and is in the US Amry Engineer HOF. Just an awesome guy with some incredible stories... he'll be missed but never forgotten.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||My 10 y/o son is on his 2nd||
My 10 y/o son is on his 2nd year. I bought him a $30 Warrior Torch last year... no frills, bottom of the line stick. I think anything in the $30-40 range works as they all tend to have wider heads, and soft mesh (I think soft is better for beginners.) You'll need to cut the shaft down for a 5 y/o. Check with your coach or consulate your local rules on if there is a minimum length for his age group. Look online for tips on how short to cut it.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Tired of the loosing... time||
Tired of the loosing... time to tighten up.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||You probably won't lose||
You probably won't lose weight playing rec sports... the problem with rec sports is the 500 or so calories you burn during a game will be offset by the 4+ beers that you drink afterwards.
|8 weeks 22 hours ago||CBC may be blocked in the US...||
use the NBC olympics site. It prompts you to select your cable provider and login using those credentials (in my case directv)... I've been able to stream the last couple games at work.
|8 weeks 22 hours ago||4 years in the making. I||
4 years in the making. I haven't forgeotten the feeling fours years ago, and yesterday's Women's game had a similar feel. I have no doubts that the US will leave it all on the ice today.
My only concern is the shakeup to the D pairings with Martin being out... which I think is a much bigger loss than Tavares for Canada.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||...or every year from||
...or every year from Canadians around WJC time.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||I've had a good feeling about||
I've had a good feeling about this team ever since seeing the reaction on the faces of the US players 4 years ago in Vancouver. Gone were the postgame smiles and hugs between NHL teammates that we saw in 2002. This team gets it... gold or bust!
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Was trying to watch at work,||
Was trying to watch at work, not sure what happened but it seemed like he had no momentum on the 2nd half of the run to land anything big enough to push him into the mid 90's.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||If the decision was a||
If the decision was a simplistic as which school to play for, I might agree with you... but it's obviously more complex.
|11 weeks 13 hours ago||Too bad that wasnt the case a||
Too bad that wasnt the case a month ago.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Yes, I'm absolutely assuming||
Yes, I'm absolutely assuming Hoke knew about Gibbons well before he made the statement... and I think you'll be hard pressed to find anyone who believes the AD was not made aware of the situation well before the final ruling. I'm assuming the athletic dept at the very least knew of the OSCR's Nov 20th finding and that is why he didn't play in the OSU game.
Look, the AD knew everything about the Gibbons situation in 2009. No doubt they knew of the Washtenaw Watchdog website releasing police documents regarding the assualt as it was all over the internet. There was plenty of chatter out there prior to the bowl game that Gibbons was off the team for legal/team rules reasons. Do you really think that with everything surfacing over the past few months that Hoke believed Gibbons wasn't playing in his final game at Michigan simply because of family issues? You think he would have taken that explanation from Gibbons at face value with everything swirling?
|11 weeks 2 days ago||I didn't solely blame Hoke,||
I didn't solely blame Hoke, look again as I clearly mention the public relations team of the athletic department. Knowing about the situation for weeks before officially commenting, I'm well aware Hoke didn't come up with his comment off the cuff.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||The difference is the||
The difference is the connatation that the phrase "dealing with a family issue in Florida" carries... which for most everyone invokes a feeling of sympathy for the affected person. He wasn't in Florida dealing with the death of a loved one (or some other unfortunate family event as Hoke implied)... he was expelled from school for being deemed a dangerous sexual predator. Whoever came up with that phrase as the official AD response should be fired.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||You COULD say that but you||
You COULD say that but you know darn well the connotation associated with saying "he's dealing with a family matter in Florida"... that being a sympathetic feeling for Gibbons when the truth was he was expelled for being deemed a sexual predator by the school.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||The problem isn't what Home||
The problem isn't what Home didn't say, but rather what he did say. He outright lied and told the public Gibbons was dealing with a family matter in Florida. This carries the connotation that he's home dealing with a sick/dead relative or some other unfortunate family event... not that he has been expelled for being a sexual predator.
I'm shocked that with weeks to prepare, that comment is how hoke and the AD PR decided to respond. A simple no comment or he is no longer with the team would have been more than sufficient. Hoke's words just add a new level of shadiness to all of this.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Really no where to go but up||
Really no where to go but up after leaving politics.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||My 9-year old plays lacrosse||
My 9-year old plays lacrosse down here in the heart of Texas. Last season before the first game, the coach for the other team gathered his kids up and gave this bizarre military inspired speech to 8 and 9 year olds in which he yelled:
"What do I want you to play with today?" all the kids yell back "Pride and Intensity!" he responds "That's right, pride and intensity. Just like April 2002, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan: Our Marines were pinned down and outnumbered 3 to 1 by the Taliban... but they didn't surrender... they fought back and forced the Taliban to retreat, and when they had them on the run, they didn't give up... they chased them down and slaughtered them. And that's exactly what I want you to do here today, play with PRIDE and INTENSITY!"
...and then they proceeded to destroy my sons team (none of our kids had ever played before) something like 25 - 0. Just a different mentality down here.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||As wood said, Quick's SV%||
As wood said, Quick's SV% over the past two playoff's has been .946 over 20 games in '12, and .934 over 18 games in '13.
Price has played 4 playoff games the past two years, SV% of .894. Luongo: .904 over 5 games, Smith posted a .944 in the '12 playoffs over 16 games.
Quick seems to have a distinct statistical advantage when it counts.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Father of four here...||
Father of four here... pushing aside the issues others have brought up, I thought I'd simplify it: it's just not worth the hassle. Bringing the baby will detract from your enjoyment of the game, and the baby will get zero out of the experience. Get a baby sitter and cherish the opportunity to get out alone with your significant other as the chances to do so are only going to decrease as the baby gets older and/or you have more children.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Here was the setup for the||
Here was the setup for the Big Chill... should be similar. No glass seating at all.
|18 weeks 8 hours ago||Huh, competition not that||
Huh, competition not that great? GOJHL might be the best Jr B league in Canada... sends plenty of kids to college and the OHL.